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Hans-Georg Gadamer Quotes and Sayings

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The focus of subjectivity is a distorting mirror.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

Long before we understand ourselves through the process of self-examination,
we understand ourselves in a self-evident way in the family,
society and state in which we live.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

Nothing exists except through language.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

In fact history does not belong to us;
but we belong to it.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

 

I basically only read books that are over 2,000 years old.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

The real being of language is that into which we are
taken up when we hear it -
what is said.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

It is one of the primary motives of modern art that
it wants to abolish the distance which the viewer,
the consumer, the audience maintain vis-a-vis a work of art.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

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The more language is a living operation,
the less we are aware of it.
Thus it follows from the self-forgetfulness of language
that its real being consists in what is said in it.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

It was clear to me that the forms of consciousness
of our inherited and acquired historical education -
aesthetic consciousness and historical consciousness -
presented alienated forms of our true historical being.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey PHOTO

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I find hope in the darkest of days,
and focus in the brightest.
I do not judge the universe.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We can always choose to perceive things differently.
You can focus on what's wrong in your life,
or you can focus on what's right.
- Marianne Williamson

Words are a lens to focus one's mind.
- Ayn Rand

Attention is the ability we have to discriminate
and to focus only on that which we want to perceive.
- don Miguel Ruiz

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Almost nothing you worry about today
will matter in a hundred years.
Think carefully about what you can focus on today.
Choose tasks that will actually make a positive difference
to your great-grandchildren.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Conversations with God are very different
from the usual nature of prayer.
Prayers are commonly only in one direction -
the one praying speaks and hopes God is listening.
Prayers also tend to focus on asking
for specific things or outcomes one wants,
rather than seeking to better understand the mind of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Persevere. Plan. Strategize. Focus. Breathe. Write.
Let go: relax. Forgive. All this failing: take a nap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you get frustrated by some of your family,
focus on the good aspects of your relationship
and attempt to overlook the irritations.
Then give thanks for everyone who plays a part in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
- Aristotle Onassis

Clarity affords focus.
- Thomas Leonard

At the beginning, we are in relationship
because we are attracted to the other person -
we think they are sexy, smart, funny,
whatever it is that we find appealing.
But very quickly, the focus of the relationship
turns to whether we feel appreciated.
If we don't feel appreciated, we don't feel loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As a governor, I am naturally inclined to focus on
the domestic side of protecting the United States.
- Bill Owens

Shoot a few scenes out of focus.
I want to win the foreign film award.
- Billy Wilder

Girls are the future mothers of our society,
and it is important that we focus on their well-being.
- Miriam Makeba

The well-being and welfare of children should always be our focus.
- Todd Tiahrt

So that we focus not on competing visions for Europe
but on what Europe can do to improve economic growth,
to give us a cleaner environment, to create more jobs,
to make us more secure.
- John Hutton

Reading takes solitude and it takes focus.
- Augusten Burroughs

I worked with such concentration and focus and I had
hundreds of obscure engineering or programming things in my head.
I was just real exceptional in that way.
- Steve Wozniak

And I've always - the competition is one aspect of the job,
but I think if you're too busy worrying about the competition,
you don't focus enough on what you're doing.
- Katie Couric

I believe that as much as you take, you have to give back.
It's important not to focus on yourself too much.
- Nicole Kidman

I just am grateful for every opportunity to go to work.
I don't really focus on celebrity status.
- George Dzundza

First, we will focus on the privatization of small
and medium sized enterprises,
followed by the medium size industry and then we will
move on to the heavy industry.
- Ibrahim Rugova

Chasing the sensation.
Whether it was drugs or sex or whatever.
Those things had become my main focus in life.
- Rick Allen

Your future takes precedence over your past.
Focus on your future, rather than on the past.
- Gary Ryan Blair

When there is a voice in a piece of music,
we tend to focus on the voice.
That is probably something from when we were babies
and we depended on hearing our mother's voice.
- Robert Wyatt

Our focus continues to be on having the Saints in Louisiana...
We're trying to develop what we would regard as a new
model for the Saints to operate in a rebuilt Louisiana.
- Paul Tagliabue

But the real focus should be on people who are buying
today because the base is so big it will take a long
time for any change materialize on an overall basis.
- Sanjay Kumar

I see in Communism the focus of the concentrated evil of our time.
- Whittaker Chambers

I focus on the writing and let the rest of the process take care of itself.
I've learned to trust my own instincts and I've also learned to take risks.
- Sue Grafton

After 1980, you never heard reference to space again.
Surface, the most convincing evidence of the descent into materialism,
became the focus of design.
Space disappeared.
- Arthur Erickson

But the key shift in focus will be from counter-insurgency
operations to more and more cooperation with Iraqi
security forces and to building Iraqi security capacity.
- John Abizaid

In examining the potential of individuals,
we must focus on their strengths and not just their mistakes.
We cannot be limited by what they may have spilled in the kitchen.
- William Pollard

It just felt like the right time to focus on solo material.
- Robin Gibb

I think the biggest thing that we are going to be able
to do is focus on training,
practicing, working on my starts, and taking each race one at a time.
- Ben Jackson

It is really hard to do comedy; it takes a lot of energy and focus.
It's rather like music: It's a lot of hitting notes precisely.
- Christine Baranski

I would like this to be a new day.
I would hope now that we can focus on doing the people's business.
- Ernie Fletcher

We have drained common sense out of our politics.
The more we focus on tactics and games,
the more good people check out and give up.
- Deval Patrick

In many ways, our campaign this year will be the same as last time:
We're still going to focus on fixing up basics and
cleaning up ethics at City Hall.
- Laura Miller

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand.
The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
- Alexander Graham Bell

90% of every art form is garbage - dance and stand-up,
painting and music.
Focus on the 10% that's good, suck it up,
and drive on.
- Patton Oswalt

And I kind of said to myself if I get my voice back
I'm not going to take back the old anxiety about it
and just focus on the limitations.
I'm really going to enjoy it.
- Rosanne Cash

The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on
things we desire not things we fear.
- Brian Tracy

We need to focus on green jobs: solar,
wind, geothermal, biomass.There's so many opportunities.
But other countries like China are getting ahead of the curve.
- Alexi Giannoulias

We also had good software in the key categories and
more focus on the gameplaying capability,
so more of the marketing effort was targeted at game customers.
- Trip Hawkins

Like sheep that get lost nibbling away at the grass
because they never look up,
we often focus so much on ourselves and our problems that we get lost.
- Allen Klein

Each of us seems to have a main focus,
a particular idea of practicality - a concept of 'what
we want out of life' against which we judge our experiences.
- Jane Roberts

Focus in on the genre you want to write,
and read books in that genre.
A LOT of books by a variety of authors.
And read with questions in your mind.
- Nicholas Sparks

What happened on September 11 compels us to focus on who we are as Americans,
what we stand for, what really matters in our lives -
family,
friends, faith and freedom.
- Bob Taft

The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.
- Alan Watts

But I'm going to focus on salvation as well as physical healing.
- Benny Hinn

The U.S.
Supreme Court has established that the tribes own their water.
What I'd like to focus on is doing something with the
water that results in economic development.
- Dave Freudenthal

It has been the way of Rotary to focus thought upon
matters in which members are in agreement,
rather than upon matters in which they are in disagreement.
- Paul Harris

To hate is to show you still care, who needs that,
focus on what's really important.
- Henry Rollins

Today is what life is all about.
When I desire for the future to arrive quickly,
I become unable to savor today.
I can't live in tomorrow, and when I focus
all my energies on the future, I shortchange today.
Likewise, fearing the future emasculates today,
leaving it dry and lifeless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't imagine a world, quite frankly,
without a safe and secure aviation system.
And so our job is to really focus on that,
and what we need to do to keep it safe and secure.
- Janet Napolitano

Now it's time to focus on basics for people in our neighborhoods...
and real ethics reform at City Hall.
- Laura Miller

All that running around in my underwear put money in my pockets.
I can focus on working in interesting movies without
having to worry about supporting myself.
- Mark Wahlberg

When we get involved in the ratings,
then we're doing the network's job.
We need to focus on our work.
- William Petersen


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