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Clive James Quotes and Sayings

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It is only when they go wrong that machines remind
you how powerful they are.
- Clive James

Related topics: Technology

Anyone afraid of what he thinks television does to
the world is probably just afraid of the world.
- Clive James

Whoever called snooker 'chess with balls' was rude,
but right.
- Clive James

Everyone has a right to a university degree in America,
even if it's in Hamburger Technology.
- Clive James

 

A life without fame can be a good life,
but fame without a life is no life at all.
- Clive James

Fiction is life with the dull bits left out.
- Clive James

Disco dancing is just the steady thump of a giant moron
knocking in an endless nail.
- Clive James

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She was good at playing abstract confusion in the same
way that a midget is good at being short.
- Clive James

Even in moments of tranquility, Murray Walker sounds
like a man whose trousers are on fire.
- Clive James

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche PHOTO

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen PHOTO

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart PHOTO

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The only wealth which you will keep forever
is the wealth you have given away.
- Marcus Aurelius

Inner peace can be reached
only when we practice forgiveness ...
letting go of the past,
and correcting our misperceptions.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

There is only one time that is important - NOW!
It is the most important time because
it is the only time that we have any power.
- Leo Tolstoy

If in our daily life we can smile,
if we can be peaceful and happy,
not only we, but everyone will profit from it.
This is the most basic kind of peace work.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To be what we are,
and to become what we are capable of becoming,
is the only end in life.
- Baruch Spinoza

Books are mirrors:
you only see in them what you already have inside you.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.
- Dale Carnegie

Worthless people live only to eat and drink;
people of worth eat and drink only to live.
- Socrates

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.
You have only to persevere to save yourselves.
- Winston Churchill

Example is not the main thing in influencing others.
It is the only thing.
- Albert Schweitzer

There is only one happiness in life: to love and to be loved.
- George Sand

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Providence has its appointed hour for everything.
We cannot command results, we can only strive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho


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