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Gunther Grass Quotes and Sayings

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We already have the statistics for the future:
the growth percentages of pollution,
overpopulation, desertification.
The future is already in place.
- Gunther Grass

Believing: it means believing in our own lies.
And I can say that I am grateful that I got this lesson very early.
- Gunther Grass

Information networks straddle the world.
Nothing remains concealed.
But the sheer volume of information dissolves the information.
We are unable to take it all in.
- Gunther Grass

Art is uncompromising and life is full of compromises.
- Gunther Grass

 

Melancholy has ceased to be an individual phenomenon,
an exception.
It has become the class privilege of the wage earner,
a mass state of mind that finds its cause wherever
life is governed by production quotas.
- Gunther Grass

If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to
this one utopian principle -
absolute busyness -
then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide:
an age without conflict will dawn,
perpetually busy - and without consciousness.
- Gunther Grass

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran PHOTO

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong PHOTO

What I recognized is that you can't put it together.
It's already together, and what you have to do
is experience it being together.
- Werner Erhard

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

In a controversy, the instant we feel anger
we have already ceased striving for the truth,
and have begun striving for ourselves.
- The Buddha

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

When we have arrived at the question,
the answer is already near.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing,
while others judge us by what we have already done.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

Our journey into consciousness of wealth
begins with the realization that we have already arrived!
- Michael Bernard Beckwith

Unless you try to do something
beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

Can miles truly separate us from friends?
If we want to be with someone we love, aren't we already there?
- Richard Bach

Life is a game - a game you can never win.
You already know the final score: Life 1, You 0.
Doesn't mean you can't have fun playing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stop asking God to bless what you're doing.
Get involved in what God is doing -
because it's already blessed.
- Bono

Your life within God's arms,
Your dance within God's arms,
Is already Perfect!
- Hafiz

The highest proof of the spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Steve Jobs' Three Rules of Life ...
1. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
2. Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice.
3. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Walking takes longer...
than any other known form of locomotion except crawling.
Thus it stretches time and prolongs life.
Life is already too short to waste on speed.
- Edward Abbey

The man who promises everything, is sure to fulfill nothing,
and everyone who promises too much is in danger of
using evil means in order to carry out his promises,
and is already on the road to perdition.
- Carl Jung

The future has already arrived.
It's just not evenly distributed yet.
- William Gibson

Marriage is a financial contract; I have enough contracts already.
- Linda Fiorentino

Never doubt that you can change history.
You already have.
- Marge Piercy

Fame, I have already.
Now I need the money.
- Wilhelm Steinitz

Can miles truly separate you from friends...
If you want to be with someone you love,
aren't you already there?
- Richard Bach

You're already a bastard.
Might as well be an enlightened one.
- the movie Simon Birch

Never get married in college; it's hard to get a start
if a prospective employer finds you've already made one mistake.
- Elbert Hubbard

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get
tired of doing the hard work you already did.
- Newt Gingrich

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
- William James

Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise
in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
- Ambrose Bierce

It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority.
By definition, there are already enough people to do that.
- G. H. Hardy

He who joyfully marches in rank and file
has already earned my contempt.
He has been given a large brain by mistake,
since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
- Albert Einstein

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life
are already three parts dead.
- Bertrand Russell

We who engage in nonviolent direct action
are not the creators of tension.
We merely bring to the surface
the hidden tension that is already alive.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children,
as they are already stretched and pulled to such a
length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.
- Robert Benchley

I wouldn't hunt a person down for food.
But if he were already dead.
- Yasmine Bleeth

I always avoid prophesying beforehand,
because it is a much better policy to prophesy
after the event has already taken place.
- Winston Churchill

All intelligent thoughts have already been thought;
what is necessary is only to try to think them again.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded
up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.
- R. D. Laing

Are you feeling stressed and upset?
If so, you are worrying about tomorrow.
Events that have already occurred may cause you regret,
but they only appear to cause worry.
If you just lost your job, you are not worrying about losing your job -
that already happened.
You are worrying about paying your bills and finding a new job.
Those are worries about tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All the powers in the universe are already ours.
It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
- Swami Vivekananda

The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by
assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.
- Edith Sitwell

It's easy to be a movie star.
The shoes are already there.
They just put you in the shoes.
- Jason Patric

So it just goes to show you that it was always the Hells Angels first.
They were the originals and all other clubs try and
imitate what the Hells Angels have already done.
- Chuck Zito

Given that external reality is a fiction,
the writer's role is almost superfluous.
He does not need to invent the fiction because it is already there.
- J. G. Ballard

After that, I was offered lots of lesbian roles,
but I didn't want them because I'd already played the best there was.
- Radha Mitchell

People are already self-selected by the time they've
decided to become scientists.
- Jonathan Miller

The history of trying to start a daily where there
already is one is that it has never worked.
- John Morton

God has been pleased to save us during the years of
war that have already passed.
We pray that He may be pleased to save us to the end.
But we must do our part.
- Eamon de Valera

But I was in the Radiohead studio today and Phil was
there drumming and Thom was there playing.
We feel like we've only just stopped and already people
are wanting us to carry on.
- Jonny Greenwood

The test of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity,
but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there.
- James Buchanan

One does not set fire to a world which is already lost.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

The world before 1914 was already a world in which
the welfare of each individual nation was inextricably
bound up with the prosperity of the whole community of nations.
- Arthur Henderson

The treble parade would have been the most perfect
moment of my footballing life,
but for the two people standing behind me,
clearly already plotting their next move.
- Robbie Fowler

I am afraid of death, scared by it.
I already don't know whether I exist or not.
So dying really terrifies me.
- Stephen Rea

I created no authority that wasn't already there under the constitution.
- John Engler

I want to spend my time exploring the characters we've already got here.
I want to give them more time to shine before the team
gets to have 400 members.
- Robert Kirkman

If borrowing and spending all this money led to more
jobs than we would be at full employment already.
- Paul Ryan

Most actors are insecure enough already without having
a director who adds to that.
- Marie Windsor

Yes, I've already done a couple of guest voices.
- Gary Cole

Kids today don't want to get married.
Too many of their friends have been married and divorced already.
They just don't believe in it.
- Wally Schirra

Somebody like me wouldn't have gone on to the Trisha
show because I already had a public profile.
- Trisha Goddard


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