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Michael Ende Quotes and Sayings

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All the beasts in Howling Forest were safe in their caves,
nests, and burrows.
- Michael Ende

She would sit by herself in the middle of the old stoe amphitheatre,
with the sky's starry vault overhead,
and simply listen to the great silence around her.
- Michael Ende

Calendars and clocks exist to measure time,
but that signifies little because we all know that
an hour can seem as eternity or pass in a flash,
according to how we spend it.
- Michael Ende

Time is life itself, and life resides in the human heart.
- Michael Ende

 

No architect troubled to design houses that suited
people who were to live in them,
because that would have meant building a whole range of different houses.
It was far cheaper and, above all, timesaving to make them identical.
- Michael Ende

Those who still think listening isn't an art should
see if they can do it half as well.
- Michael Ende

Momo listened to everyone and everything -
even to the rain and the wind and the pine trees -
and all of them spoke to her after their own fashion.
- Michael Ende

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Life holds one great but quite commonplace mystery.
Though shared by each of us and known to all,
seldom rates a second thought.
That mystery, which most of us take for granted and never think twice about,
is time.
- Michael Ende

She became so important to them that they wondered
how they had ever managed without her in the past.
And the longer she stayed with them the more indispensable she became,
so indispensable in fact that their one fear was that
she might some day move on.
- Michael Ende

When it comes to controlling human beings,
there is no better instrument than lies.
Because you see, humans live by beliefs.
And beliefs can be manipulated.
The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts.
- Michael Ende

I will far rather see the race of man extinct
than that we should become less than beasts
by making the noblest of God's creation,
woman, the object of our lust.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts:
financial worries.
- Jules Renard

Fair peace becomes men; ferocious anger belongs to beasts.
- Ovid

If it's true that men are such beasts,
this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers.
- Doris Day

All generous minds have a horror of what are commonly called "Facts".
They are the brute beasts of the intellectual domain.
- Thomas Hobbes

We are certainly in a common class with the beasts;
every action of animal life is concerned with seeking
bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.
- Saint Augustine

We cannot suppose therefore that God has made an order of beings,
with such mental qualities and powers,
for the sole purpose of being used as beasts,
or instruments of labour.
- Thomas Clarkson

The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture,
their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.
- Voltaire

Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion,
and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
- Elizabeth I

I'm one of those strange beasts who really likes a corset.
- Cate Blanchett

I like writing about women, weak and strong,
pathetic and heroic.
I like writing about men, ditto.
And all the variants of men and women,
beasts and demons.
- Tanith Lee

Men are beasts and even beasts don't behave as they do.
- Brigitte Bardot

Men do not have to cook their food; they do so for
symbolic reasons to show they are men and not beasts.
- Edmund Leach

Wine is the drink of the gods, milk the drink of babes,
tea the drink of women, and water the drink of beasts.
- John Stuart Blackie

The ability to make love frivolously is the chief characteristic
which distinguishes human beings from beasts.
- Heywood Broun

We have used the Bible as if it were a mere special constable's handbook,
an opium dose for keeping beasts of burden patient
while they are overloaded.
- Charles Kingsley

Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
- Confucius

Better to have beasts that let themselves be killed than men who run away.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

There are ogres and black beasts out there;
you have to be constantly on guard.
- Ted Knight

I enjoy slaughtering beasts, and I think of my relatives constantly.
- Roger Zelazny

Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless
passion that masters the female among men and beasts.
- Aeschylus

Human brutes, like other beasts, find snares and poison
in the provision of life,
and are allured by their appetites to their destruction.
- Jonathan Swift

Mankind is poised midway between the gods and the beasts.
- Plotinus

Either men will learn to live like brothers,
or they will die like beasts.
- Max Lerner

We were then in a dangerous, helpless situation,
exposed daily to perils and death amongst savages and wild beasts,
not a white man in the country but ourselves.
- Daniel Boone

Culture's worth huge, huge risks.
Without culture we're all totalitarian beasts.
- Norman Mailer

At a certain stage in his evolution,
man himself had been able to lay hold upon a higher order of things,
which raised him above the level of the beasts that perish,
and enabled him to see, at least in the distance,
the shining towers of the City of God.
- Alfred Noyes

If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent
us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence,
it is only logical to cut up imbeciles,
criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons.
- C. S. Lewis

A street thug and a paid killer are professionals -
beasts of prey,
if you will, who have dissociated themselves from the
rest of humanity and can now see human beings in the
same way that trout fishermen see trout.
- Willard Gaylin

Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level
of the beasts and plants does not live for the sake of living,
without knowing how to live; but he lives so as to
give a meaning and a value of his own to life.
- Luigi Pirandello

Generally my typical books have lots of twists and
turns a big surprise ending and then usually another
surprise at the end and ideally,
as in Garden of Beasts, we get to the very end and
we find at the last few pages that there's yet another surprise.
- Jeffery Deaver

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most of us love, to be sure.
Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love
in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

There are risks and costs to action.
But they are far less than the long range
risks of comfortable inaction.
- John F. Kennedy

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

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

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

Working at a job you hate is unlikely
to bring you either happiness or success.
Do what you love. You are far more likely to gain success -
recognition and financial reward - if you are working
at something that inspires and excites you.
And, whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

From far beyond this life,
I hear the call.
From place beyond all place,
I feel the call.
From time before all time,
I know the call.
From one before all ones,
I am the call.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
- Carl Jung

And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The Answers of Spirit are far more powerful
than the Questions of our small minds.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour
when every one has to throw off his mask?
Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked?
Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight
in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it?
I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others
that at last their true nature could not reveal itself;...
In every man there is something which to a certain degree
prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself;
and this may be the case in so high a degree,
he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life
which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love,
and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Little do men perceive what solitude is,
and how far it extendeth.
For a crowd is not company,
and faces are but a gallery of pictures,
and talk but a tinkling cymbal,
where there is no love.
- Francis Bacon

It is a mistake to look too far ahead.
Only one link in the chain of destiny
can be handled at a time.
- Winston Churchill

How far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness,
and the word happy would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
It is far better take things as they come along
with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung

It is far more impressive when others
discover your good qualities without your help.
- Judith Martin

When life offers you a dream so far
beyond any of your expectations,
it's not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer


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