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William Trevor Quotes and Sayings

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The capacity you're thinking of is imagination;
without it there can be no understanding,
indeed no fiction.
- William Trevor

There is an element of autobiography in all fiction
in that pain or distress,
or pleasure, is based on the author's own.
But in my case that is as far as it goes.
- William Trevor

He traveled in order to come home.
- William Trevor

I value mothers and motherhood enormously.
For every inattentive or abusive mother in my fiction
I think you'll find a dozen or so who are neither.
- William Trevor

 

Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The promises we makes to ourselves are the things
that assure us we have the capacity to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The most important promises are
the ones we make to ourselves.
The promises we makes to ourselves
are the things that assure us
we have the capacity
to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In my own deepening understanding of myself
I find my capacity to serve others is deepened as well.
The better I am at self-care
the more genuinely nurturing of others I am able to be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in Star Trek television series)

Everything comes to us that belongs to us
if we create the capacity to receive it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall.
He will end by destroying the earth.
- Albert Schweitzer

Donkey, you HAVE the right to remain silent.
What you lack, is the capacity.
- said by Shrek in the movie Shrek 2

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
- Warren G. Bennis

I only wish that ordinary people
had an unlimited capacity for doing harm;
then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
- Socrates

Having two bathrooms ruined the capacity to co-operate.
- Margaret Mead

Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010,
and personal computers will do so by about 2020.
- Ray Kurzweil

The very exercise of leadership fosters capacity for it.
- Cyril Falls

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation
of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.
- Winston Churchill

We may come to Jesus and ask Him; He will know all about it;
if He comes to a little child,
he will adapt himself to the language and capacity of a little child.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity
for living in the present.
- Cyril Connolly

You always feel better when you sing.
Music touches people's hearts.
You know, it doesn't go through your mental capacity,
it just moves you and it will let you cry.
It's worth it doing a show
and when you touch a crowd
and move yourself at the same
- Jewel

The gift of broadcasting is, without question,
the lowest human capacity to which any man could attain.
- Harold Nicolson

The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities
committed by his own side,
but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.
- George Orwell

Man, in his animal capacity, is qualified to subsist in every climate.
- Adam Ferguson

In truth, the only restrictions on our capacity to
astonish ourselves and each other are imposed by our own minds.
- David Blaine

I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives
life its deepest significance.
- Pablo Casals

It is strange that the years teach us patience;
that the shorter our time,
the greater our capacity for waiting.
- Elizabeth Taylor

So, without being cold, you really have to try to retain
the capacity to help people without becoming too emotional
or allowing your own emotions to have full rein.
- Guy Green

I believe that women have a capacity for understanding
and compassion which man structurally does not have,
does not have it because he cannot have it.
He's just incapable of it.
- Barbara Jordan

In known history, nobody has had such capacity for
altering the universe than the people of the United States of America.
And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.
- Alan Watts

Since God knows our future, our personalities,
and our capacity to listen, He isn't ever going to
say more to us than we can deal with at the moment.
- Charles Stanley

The ultimate creative capacity of the brain may be,
for all practical purposes, infinite.
- George Leonard

Sinn Fein has the potential and capacity to become
the vehicle for the attainment of republican objectives.
- Gerry Adams

The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that
I have observed in human nature.
- Margot Asquith

The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems
to be vastly greater than that of any other animal.
- H. L. Mencken

Prayer begins where human capacity ends.
- Marian Anderson

There are those who have a desire to love,
but do not have the capacity to love.
- Giovanni Papini

No valid plans for the future can be made by those
who have no capacity for living now.
- Alan Watts

Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend,
very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon
a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession.
- Napoleon Hill

A capacity for going overboard is a requisite for a full-grown mind.
- Dawn Powell

None can be more negative in its impact than the limitation
on human resource capacity.
- Said Musa

Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability,
which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Your personal capacity to handle more valuable projects
will go up when you appreciate yourself more.
- Brian Koslow

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

My ambition is to go back to Spurs and Rangers in some
capacity and give something back that they gave to me.
- Graham Roberts

The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life.
It provides human beings with a sense of destination
and the energy to get started.
- Norman Cousins

We need to strengthen our analytic capacity in Washington,
we need to centralize the anti-terrorism effort.
- John Ashcroft

I would never say President Obama doesn't have the
capacity to continue to serve because of his statement
that there are 56 states.
- Gerald Walpin

The world would be happier if men had the same capacity
to be silent that they have to speak.
- Baruch Spinoza

The capacity of the female mind for studies of the
highest order cannot be doubted,
having been sufficiently illustrated by its works of genius,
of erudition, and of science.
- James Madison

The labour of the farmers, no doubt is of greater value
than the financial capacity of the government and non-government
institutions which can only play a supportive role.
- Girma Woldegiorgis

True freedom is the capacity for acting according to one's true character,
to be altogether one's self, to be self-determined
and not subject to outside coercion.
- Corliss Lamont

Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible,
but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Man has an innate capacity for violence,
but can only justify it in the name of justice.
- Ralph Steadman

And I find - I'm 63, and my capacity to be by myself
and just spend time by myself hasn't diminished any.
That's the necessary part of being a writer,
you better like being alone.
- John Irving

Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
- George Santayana

America is not only big and rich, it is mysterious;
and its capacity for the humorous or ironical concealment
of its interests matches that of the legendary inscrutable Chinese.
- David Riesman

In poetry, you must love the words, the ideas and the
images and rhythms with all your capacity to love anything at all.
- Wallace Stevens

Freight mobility and movement, while not a sexy policy issue,
is a highly important one.
Capacity constraints and congestion on our nation's
freight rail system create many problems.
- Bill Lipinski

Only the liberation of the natural capacity for love
in human beings can master their sadistic destructiveness.
- Wilhelm Reich

But as you said, there are going to be those that have
no record and cannot be detected in that capacity so
that is why you have to have other layers of security.
- Asa Hutchinson

Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.
- Leo Rosten

The attitude and capacity of the factory,
the old metal table and the new ideas of the wooden
furniture quickly and naturally suggested the possibility of metal furniture.
- Donald Judd

Developed countries and advanced developing countries
must open their markets for products from the developing world,
and support in developing their export and import capacity.
- Anna Lindh

In our early period we pretty much survived or perished
on our capacity to reach people,
and on getting into the pattern of having no money
and playing lots of shows.
- Peter Garrett

Congress needs strong parties, but it also needs the
capacity to deal with budget and entitlement challenges
that are likely beyond the reach of pure partisan exertion.
- David E. Price

Let us not paralyze our capacity for good by brooding
of man's capacity for evil.
- David Sarnoff

I have also come to understand Congress' need for a
bipartisan as well as a partisan capacity.
- David E. Price

The greater your capacity to love, the greater your
capacity to feel the pain.
- Jennifer Aniston


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