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Ned Rorem Quotes and Sayings

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Divine fires do not blaze each day, but an artist functions
in their afterglow hoping for their recurrence.
- Ned Rorem

The hardest of all the arts to speak of is music,
because music has no meaning to speak of.
- Ned Rorem

Arguably, no artist grows up: If he sheds the perceptions of childhood,
he ceases being an artist.
- Ned Rorem

Humor is the ability to see three sides to one coin.
- Ned Rorem

 

Art means to dare - and to have been right.
- Ned Rorem

Inspiration could be called inhaling the memory of
an act never experienced.
- Ned Rorem

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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Study the past, if you would divine the future.
- Confucius

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

I view the Divine and All of Life
from the perspective of Celebration.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The Divine is all in the perspective we take on it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Divine Plan is one of Freedom.
The inherent nature of man is ever seeking
to express itself in terms of freedom,
because freedom is the birthright of every living soul.
- Ernest Holmes

In all of his bestsellers, the Divine has told the truth,
custom-tailored to the comprehension of the times.
- Ernest Holmes

Nothing I say can explain to you Divine Love
Yet all of creation cannot seem to stop talking about it.
- Rumi

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi PHOTO

Divine love will meet all human needs
- Mary Baker Eddy

Each and every human being on Earth
has both the responsibility and the privilege
of viewing themselves as Divine beings
with the power to bring about peace.
- James Twyman

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend.
I have no wealth to bestow on him.
If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward.
Is not friendship divine in this?
- Henry David Thoreau

Just one quality of the Buddha has to be remembered.
He consists only of one quality: witnessing.
This small word witnessing contains the whole of spirituality.
Witness that you are not the body.
Witness that you are not the mind.
Witness that you are only a witness.
As the witnessing deepens,
you start becoming drunk with the divine.
That is what is called ecstasy.
- Osho

Human beings must be known to be loved;
but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
- Blaise Pascal

Show me your hands.
Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet.
Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart.
Have you left a place for divine love?
- Fulton J. Sheen

All men's souls are immortal,
but the souls of the righteous are immortal and divine.
- Socrates

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo

If men had to do their vile work without the assistance
of woman and the stimulant of strong drink they would
be obliged to be more divine and less brutal.
- Caroline Nichols Churchill

Listen to any musical phrase or rhythm,
and grasp it as a whole, and you thereupon have present in you the image,
so to speak, of the divine knowledge of the temporal order.
- Josiah Royce

Central banks don't have divine wisdom.
They try to do the best analysis they can and must
be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
- Mary Kay Ash

They do not depend upon mere legends and myths.
They are not predicated on the false conception that
the Emperor is divine and that the Japanese people
are superior to other races.
- Emperor Hirohito

The only albatross is the hurt you divine from what
people say about your art.
- Stephen Stills

Through no divine design or cosmic plan,
we have inherited the mantle of life's caretaker on the earth,
the only home we have ever known.
- Michael Shermer

The best theology is rather a divine life than a divine knowledge.
- Jeremy Taylor

I believed that English-speaking people had a divine
mission to civilize the world by making it western,
democratic and Christian.
- Luke Ford

Unbeliever is he who follows predestination even if he be Muslim,
Faithful is he, if he himself is the Divine Destiny.
- Muhammad Iqbal

The essence of man is, discontent, divine discontent;
a sort of love without a beloved,
the ache we feel in a member we no longer have.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

My appointed work is to awaken the divine nature that is within.
- Peace Pilgrim

I really think that's what music and art is about.
It's another way to connect to the divine.
It's a real pure way of touching that deeper reality beneath our life.
- Kathy Mattea

In the divine Scriptures, there are shallows and there are deeps;
shallows where the lamb may wade,
and deeps where the elephant may swim.
- John Owen

There are no galley-slaves in the royal vessel of divine love -
every man works his oar voluntarily!
- Saint Francis de Sales

Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts
and only asks to be lived.
- Michael Jackson

Form your life humanly, and you have done enough:
but you will never reach the height of art and the
depth of science without something divine.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The one book necessary to be understood by a divine,
is the Bible; any others are to be read,
chiefly, in order to understand that.
- Francis Lockier

Relics are treasured as something close to the divine.
- Sarah Vowell

Moral choices do not depend on personal preference
and private decision but on right reason and,
I would add, divine order.
- Basil Hume

The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings,
may, it is hoped, in this enlightened age,
be contested without danger.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Suffering is part of the divine idea.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Don't you forget what's divine in the Russian soul and that's resignation.
- Joseph Conrad

The tendency to turn human judgments into divine commands
makes religion one of the most dangerous forces in the world.
- Georgia Harkness

If God is male, then male is God.
The divine patriarch castrates women as long as he
is allowed to live on in the human imagination.
- Mary Daly

Theology in general seems to me a substitution of human
ingenuity for divine wisdom.
- Julia Ward Howe

The essence of conservative ideology is its being anchored
in the divine order of things.
- Franz von Papen

A person cannot approach the divine by reaching beyond the human.
To become human, is what this individual person,
has been created for.
- Martin Buber

To gain a crown by fighting is great,
to reject it divine.
- Friedrich Schiller

Though we are not Almighty God Himself,
nevertheless, we are now divine.
- Benny Hinn

Today a new faith is stirring: the myth of blood,
the faith that along with blood we are defending the
divine nature of man as a whole.
- Alfred Rosenberg

There is a divine moment in our lives when we all become one.
It's called procreation, and it is reborn,
continually and forever.
- Dirk Benedict

He who overcomes himself is divine.
Most see their ruin before their eyes;
but they go on into it.
- Leopold Von Ranke

I think that we all carry the divine within us.
- Isabelle Adjani

The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books,
but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine
knowledge and to a divine mission.
They are possessed with the sin of pride,
they have yielded to the perennial temptation.
- Walter Lippmann

The eyes of the soul of the multitudes are unable to
endure the vision of the divine.
- Plato

AIDS is an absolutely tragic disease.
The argument about AIDS' being some kind of divine retribution is crap.
- Calvin Klein

Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
- Immanuel Kant

Scientific truth is marvelous, but moral truth is divine
and whoever breathes its air and walks by its light
has found the lost paradise.
- Horace Mann

Joy is like restless day; but peace divine like quiet night;
Lead me,
O Lord, till perfect Day shall shine through Peace to Light.
- Adelaide Anne Procter

When you read any great mystery, recorded in holy Writ,
you are to prostrate your Reason to Divine Revelation.
- Thomas Ken

For truth is precious and divine, too rich a pearl for carnal swine.
- Samuel Butler

I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.
- William Blake

The ultimate binding element in the medieval order
was subordination to the divine will and its earthly representatives,
notably the pope.
- Irving Babbitt

Of all acts of man repentance is the most divine.
The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.
- Thomas Carlyle

That is the returning to God which in reality is never
concluded on earth but yet leaves behind in the soul a divine home sickness,
which never again ceases.
- Max Muller

Religion promotes the divine discontent within oneself,
so that one tries to make oneself a better person and
draw oneself closer to God.
- Cyril Cusack


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