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Iain Sinclair Quotes and Sayings

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An involuntary return to the point of departure is,
without doubt, the most disturbing of all journeys.
- Iain Sinclair

Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.
- Mark Twain

Pursuing employment or climatic relief,
we live in voluntary exile from our extended families and our longer past,
but in an involuntary exile from ourselves and our own past.
- John Thorn

The theatre is the involuntary reflex of the ideas of the crowd.
- Sarah Bernhardt

 

Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions;
desire causes our voluntary acts,
force our involuntary.
- Blaise Pascal

The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment
is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself.
- Kate Millett

I later spent...
five to eight months in hospitals in New Jersey,
always on an involuntary basis, and always attempting
a legal argument for release.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

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Concupiscence and force are the source of all our actions;
concupiscence causes voluntary actions,
force involuntary ones.
- Blaise Pascal

Use of a mentally ill person's involuntary confession
is antithetical to the notion of fundamental fairness
embodied in the due process clause.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.

Wonder is involuntary praise.
- Edward Young

Like everything which is not the involuntary result
of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will,
any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more
interesting than any romance,
however passionate.
- W. H. Auden

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO
(Alice in Wonderland)

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain,
and most fools do.
- Benjamin Franklin PHOTO

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl PHOTO

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

Pessimism never won any battle.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

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

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The dream you are living is your creation.
It is your perception of reality that you can change at any time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time.
Hatred ceases through love.
This is an unalterable law.
- The Buddha

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
- William Shakespeare

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it
and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself.
- Henry David Thoreau

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don't have any.
- Alice Walker

Nothing external to you has any power over you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A mind at peace, a mind centered
and not focused on harming others,
is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
- Wayne Dyer

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

It is any day better to stand erect
with a broken and bandaged head
then to crawl on one's belly,
in order to be able to save one's head.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

Your example is far more influential and inspiring
than any words of instruction, or threats,
or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Any statement that is self-serving
is likely to contain untruths.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence.
Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.
Perhaps the action you take will be successful;
perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow.
But any action is better than no action at all.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet
as if they were going to be dead by midnight.
Extend to them all the care,
kindness and understanding you can muster,
and do with no thought of any reward.
Your life will never be the same again.
- Og Mandino

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

God's Spirit moves through us and the world
at a pace that can never be constricted
by any one religious paradigm.
I love that.
- Bono

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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