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David Bohm Quotes and Sayings

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This is another major feature of thought:
Thought doesn't know it is doing something and then
it struggles against it is doing.
It doesn't want to know that it is doing it.
- David Bohm

So one begins to wonder what is going to happen to the human race.
Technology keeps on advancing with greater and greater power,
either for good or for destruction.
- David Bohm

Individuality is only possible if it unfolds from wholeness.
- David Bohm

In relativity, movement is continuous,
causally determinate and well defined,
while in quantum mechanics it is discontinuous,
not causally determinate and not well defined.
- David Bohm

 

Then there is the further question of what is the relationship of thinking to reality.
As careful attention shows, thought itself is in an
actual process of movement.
- David Bohm

Thought has been constantly evolving and we can't say when that system began.
- David Bohm

Yet, in spite of this world-wide system of linkages,
there is, at this very moment, a general feeling that
communication is breaking down everywhere,
on an unparalleled scale.
- David Bohm

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A new kind of mind thus beings to come into being which
is based on the development of a common meaning that
is constantly transforming in the process of the dialogue.
- David Bohm

And thought struggles against the results,
trying to avoid those unpleasant results while keeping
on with that way of thinking.
That is what I call 'sustained incoherence.
- David Bohm

The ability to perceive or think differently is more
important than the knowledge gained.
- David Bohm

Thought is creating divisions out of itself and then
saying that they are there naturally.
- David Bohm

In some sense man is a microcosm of the universe;
therefore what man is,
is a clue to the universe.
We are enfolded in the universe.
- David Bohm

We havent really paid much attention to thought as a process.
we have engaged in thoughts, but we have only paid
attention to the content,
not to the process.
- David Bohm

What is the source of all this trouble? I'm saying
that the source is basically in thought.
Many people would think that such a statement is crazy,
because thought is the one thing we have with which to solve our problems.
That's part of our tradition.
- David Bohm

During the past few decades, modern technology,
with radio, TV, air travel, and satellites,
has woven a network of communication which puts each
part of the world in to almost instant contact with all the other parts.
- David Bohm

People are no longer primarily in opposition,
nor can they be said to be interacting,
rather they are participating in this pool of common
meaning which is capable of constant development and change.
- David Bohm

Similarly, thought is a system.
That system not only includes thought and feelings,
but it includes the state of the body;
it includes the whole of society -
as thought is passing back and forth between people
in a process by which thought evolved from ancient times.
- David Bohm

But the way people commonly use the word nowadays it
means something all of whose parts are mutually interdependent -
not only for their mutual action,
but for their meaning and for their existence.
- David Bohm

This kind of overall way of thinking is not only a
fertile source of new theoretical ideas:
it is needed for the human mind to function in a generally harmonious way,
which could in turn help to make possible an orderly and stable society.
- David Bohm

A corporation is organized as a system -
it has this department,
that department, that department...
they don't have any meaning separately;
they only can function together.
And also the body is a system.
Society is a system in some sense.
And so on.
- David Bohm

But you don't decide what to do with the info.
Thought runs you.
Thought, however, gives false info that you are running it,
that you are the one who controls thought.
Whereas actually thought is the one which controls each one of us.
- David Bohm

Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without
a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to
those of others and without distortion and self-deception.
Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture.
- David Bohm

Indeed, the attempt to live according to the notion
that the fragments are really separate is,
in essence, what has led to the growing series of extremely
urgent crises that is confronting us today.
- David Bohm

One thus sees that a new kind of theory is needed which
drops these basic commitments and at most recovers
some essential features of the older theories as abstract
forms derived from a deeper reality in which what prevails in unbroken wholeness.
- David Bohm

Yet it looks as if the thing we use to solve our problems
with is the source of our problems.
It's like going to the doctor and having him make you ill.
In fact, in 20% of medical cases we do apparently have that going on.
But in the case of thought, its far over 20%.
- David Bohm

My suggestion is that at each state the proper order
of operation of the mind requires an overall grasp
of what is generally known,
not only in formal logical, mathematical terms,
but also intuitively, in images, feelings,
poetic usage of language, etc.
- David Bohm

Thought is constantly creating problems that way and
then trying to solve them.
But as it tries to solve them it makes it worse because
it doesn't notice that it's creating them,
and the more it thinks, the more problems it creates.
- David Bohm

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis PHOTO

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

Another Sunrise, Another New Beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

My joy is the golden sunset
giving thanks for another day.
Gratitude itself is a source of joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

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

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

There are as many pillows of illusion
as flakes in a snow-storm.
We wake from one dream into another dream.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Just another cold, misty morning inviting,
"want to go again?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another
as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
- Thomas Jefferson

When any situation arises which tempts you to become disturbed,
say: "There is another way of looking at this."
- A Course In Miracles

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you wish to experience peace,
provide peace for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth

Non-violence and truth are inseparable and presuppose one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It costs you nothing to make another happy -
and you gain your true self through the act of spreading joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Lucretius

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

That which you hate to be done to you,
do not do to another.
- Ancient Egyptian Proverb

Your informed, "no," to a particular service
allows another to offer their
gifted and unreserved, "yes."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
- Anais Nin

Why live?
Adding one to my count of days, or postponing
a feared death by another day do not inspire me.
I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new, meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have become my own version of an optimist.
If I can't make it through one door,
I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door.
Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself,
thus by example assuring that his own
shall be safe from violence when built.
- Abraham Lincoln

The greatest weapon against stress
is our ability to choose one thought over another.
- William James

I'd rather see the world from another angle
- Jewel

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget,"
is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.
Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -
torn in two, and burned up,
so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

We must be ready to learn from one another,
not claiming that we alone possess all truth
and that somehow we have a corner on God.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
- William Shakespeare

It takes discipline and compassion
to awaken the divine in ourselves long enough
to recognize the divine in another.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons
to promote the good and happiness of one another.
- Eustace Budgell

At times our own light goes out
and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the flame within us.
- Albert Schweitzer

Guilt is only another way of avoiding informed action.
- Audre Lorde

If I choose to bless another person,
I will always end up feeling more blessed.
- Marianne Williamson

Friends... they cherish one another's hopes.
They are kind to one another's dreams.
- Henry David Thoreau

Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The shoe that fits one person pinches another;
there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
- Carl Jung

It is better to do one's own duty,
however defective it may be,
than to follow the duty of another,
however well one may perform it.
He who does his duty as
his own nature reveals it, never sins.
- Lao Tzu


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