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William Gaddis Quotes and Sayings

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He was the only person caught in the collapse,
and afterward, most of his work was recovered too,
and it is still spoken of, when it is noted,
with high regard, though seldom played.
- William Gaddis

How some of the writers I come across get through their
books without dying of boredom is beyond me.
- William Gaddis

Power doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt power.
- William Gaddis

Justice? You get justice in the next world,
in this world you have the law.
- William Gaddis

 

There is nothing more distressing or tiresome than
a writer standing in front of an audience and reading his work.
- William Gaddis

Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance.
- William Gaddis

We're comic.
We're all comics.
We live in a comic time.
And the worse it gets the more comic we are.
- William Gaddis

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What is it they want from the man that they didn't
get from the work? What do they expect? What is there
left when he's done with his work,
what's any artist but the dregs of his work,
the human shambles that follows it around?
- William Gaddis

I see the player piano as the grandfather of the computer,
the ancestor of the entire nightmare we live in,
the birth of the binary world where there is no option
other than yes or no and where there is no refuge.
- William Gaddis

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha PHOTO

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche PHOTO

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen PHOTO

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart PHOTO

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy PHOTO

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal,
and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is awfully hard to be brave, when you're only a Very Small Animal.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Yesterday is a canceled check;
tomorrow is a
promissory note;
today is the only cash you have;
so spend it wisely.
- Kay Lyons

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
- Albert Einstein

Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

There's no wrong, only discovery...
- Byron Katie

Only those who have learned the power
of sincere and selfless contribution
experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
- Tony Robbins

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

Your life belongs only to you.
- Ayn Rand

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles
possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer

A man is truly ethical only when he obeys
the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist,
and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.
- Albert Schweitzer

Life can only be understood backwards;
but it must be lived forwards.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

An idea that is developed and put into action
is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
- The Buddha

The only wealth which you will keep forever
is the wealth you have given away.
- Marcus Aurelius

I never worry about action, but only about inaction.
- Winston Churchill

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together becomes reality.
- John Lennon

The only roadblock to success is limited thinking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I cannot teach anybody anything.
I can only make them think.
- Socrates

Whenever you are angry, be assured that
it is not only a present evil,
but that you have increased a habit.
- Epictetus

Forgiveness is the only way to heal
- don Miguel Ruiz


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