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Abyss Quotes

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It is by going down into the abyss
that we recover the treasures of life.
Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
- Joseph Campbell

Related topics: Wisdom Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational Discovery Self

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss
at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
- Honore de Balzac

Why should we honour those that die upon the field
of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in
entering into the abyss of himself.
- William Butler Yeats

 

One mustn't look at the abyss, because there is at
the bottom an inexpressible charm which attracts us.
- Gustave Flaubert

The Left Elite only pretend to be concerned about what's
best for everyone else because it is the most effective
way to manipulate you and your children into their abyss.
- Tammy Bruce

Even if a minefield or the abyss should lie before me,
I will march straight ahead without looking back.
- Zhu Rongji

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I am fond of them, of the inferior beings of the abyss,
of those who are full of longing.
- Richard Wagner

All my life, as down an abyss without a bottom.
I have been pouring van loads of information into that
vacancy of oblivion I call my mind.
- Logan P. Smith

The process of delving into the black abyss is to me
the keenest form of fascination.
- H. P. Lovecraft

Man looks in the abyss, there's nothing staring back at him.
At that moment, man finds his character.
And that is what keeps him out of the abyss.
- Hal Holbrook

If you understand hallucination and illusion,
you don't blindly follow any leader.
You must know if the person is sane or insane,
over the abyss.
- Marguerite Young

The human being is flesh and consciousness,
body and soul; his heart is an abyss which can only
be filled by that which is godly.
- Olivier Messiaen

Yeah, and I went straight into a fantasy world.
Just stepped straight into the abyss.
You know, I was gone and kids used to walk past my front room,
cause I lived on the green.
- Eric Clapton

The older I get, the more I see that there really aren't
huge zeniths of happiness or a huge abyss of darkness
as much as there used to be.
I tend to walk a middle ground.
- Paula Cole

The Holy Bible is an abyss.
It is impossible to explain how profound it is,
impossible to explain how simple it is.
- Ernest Hello

The violence seems to be diminishing.
They've stared into the abyss a bit.
I think they've all concluded that further violence...
is not in their interests.
- Stephen Hadley

And if you gaze for long into an abyss,
the abyss gazes also into you.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The world may end up under a Sword of Damocles on a
tightrope over the abyss.
- Andrei A. Gromyko

The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells
us that our existence is but a brief crack of light
between two eternities of darkness.
- Vladimir Nabokov

We are at the edge of an abyss and we're close to being irrevocably lost.
- David R. Brower

As we descend deeper and deeper in this region its
inhabitants become more and more modified,
and fewer and fewer, indicating our approach towards
an abyss where life is either extinguished ,
or exhibits but a few sparks to mark its lingering presence.
- Edward Forbes

Donald had reached its further edge,
and could hear the rush of the stream from the deep
obscurity of the abyss below,
when there rose from the opposite side a strain of
the most delightful music he had ever heard.
- Hugh Miller

When a human being becomes so still that they begin
to lose awareness of their gender,
and they are simply looking into that abyss where there
is no notion of self whatsoever,
the world disappears.
And that's really the only place to go.
It's the only place to remain.
- Andrew Cohen

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not
able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?
This is the most important of all voyages of discovery,
and without it, all the rest are not only useless,
but disastrous.
- Thomas Merton

I have been judged to be a pessimist but what abyss
of ignorance and low egoism is not hidden in one who
thinks that Man is the god of himself and that his
future can only be triumphant?
- Eugenio Montale

The interesting part of the process is developing the character,
you know, why did he become that? Why is the guy a murderer,
or why is this guy a pervert, or whatever he is.
So that's the fun part for me to delve into the abyss.
- Brion James

I thought this must be obvious to everyone else,
as it seemed obvious to me; and that,
if once it became apparent that we were on the edge,
all the Great Powers would call a halt and recoil from the abyss.
- Edward Grey

At times, we forget the magnitude of the havoc we can
wreak by off-loading our minds onto super-intelligent machines,
that is, until they run away from us,
like mad sorcerers' apprentices, and drag us up to
the precipice for a look down into the abyss.
- Richard Dooling

Eternal life and the invisible world are only to be sought in God.
Only within Him do all spirits dwell.
He is an abyss of individuality, the only infinite plenitude.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Sit down before fact as a little child,
be prepared to give up every conceived notion,
follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads,
or you will learn nothing.
- Thomas Huxley

A child's fear is a world whose dark corners are quite
unknown to grownup people;
it has its sky and its abysses,
a sky without stars, abysses into which no light can ever penetrate.
- Julien Green

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance.
- Lee Ann Womack

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

All you have to do is look straight and see the road,
and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk.
- Ayn Rand

Do you have a plan for your life?
If not, allocate some time today to sit quietly
with pen and paper to begin writing your life plan -
what you want to accomplish with your life,
and what projects will support your goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself,
than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
- Henry David Thoreau

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Even if you're on the right track,
you'll get run over if you just sit there.
- Will Rogers

We listen. We listen. We move.
We sit. It rains. The sun comes out.
(there stands a friend)
We listen. We laugh. We share.
We sit. We dance. It rains.
There stands a friend.
We listen. We share. We sit. We dance.
The sun comes up.
There. I stand, a friend.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love is what makes two people
sit in the middle of a park bench
when there is plenty of room at both ends.
- Anonymous

Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it
seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour
and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

Love doesn't just sit there like a stone;
it has to be made,like bread,
remade all the time, made new.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

In life you are given two ends;
one to think with and the other to sit on.
Your success in life depends on which end you use most.
Heads you win, tails you lose.
- Conrad Burns

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
- Winston Churchill

When you are courting a nice girl
an hour seems like a second.
When you sit on a red-hot cinder
a second seems like an hour.
That's relativity.
- Albert Einstein

I sit on my duff, smoke cigarettes and watch TV.
I'm not exactly a poster girl for healthy living.
- Lexa Doig

I hate vacations.
If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?
- Philip Johnson

How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board.
It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of
an oak which he has planted.
- Voltaire

A man has made at least a start on discovering the
meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under
which he knows full well he will never sit.
- D. Elton Trueblood

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure
is the most perfect refreshment.
- Jane Austen

If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

We wanted to sit down and conceptually work out songs.
- Mike Lowry

McEnroe has got to sit down and work out where he stands.
- Fred Perry

I mean, I've been in a hundred and fifty films;
I don't want to just sit around and talk about things.
- Michael Ironside

We do not sit as a superlegislature to weigh the wisdom of legislation.
- William O. Douglas

I got to sit down with people who I admired,
and have conversations with some of the greatest thinkers
and artists and performers.
It's a huge privilege for me to be a journalist.
- James Daly

Women have worked hard; starved in prison;
given of their time and lives that we might sit in
the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.
- Ellen Wilkinson

One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet
no one ever came to sit by it.
Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney
and continue on their way.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I like work; it fascinates me.
I can sit and look at it for hours.
- Jerome K. Jerome

No one I know of has ever had this experience-where
you had to sit and wait and wait for a DNA test to
come back just so you can write the last page of the book.
- Joseph Wambaugh

I have a lot of memories, but I don't go into capitalizing on that.
Something's got to be my own.
I'm not doing the record to sit here and broadcast
my memories of my father.
- Lisa Marie Presley

As the captain, I was going to be having the dominant
role in most of the episodes,
and that was appealing.
I wasn't interested in coming to Hollywood to sit around.
- Patrick Stewart

The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on.
Sometimes people get their ends reversed.
When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants.
- Theodore Roosevelt

It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your
beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.
- Robert A. Heinlein

It didn't rain today, so I didn't have to work.
Why don't you have to sit around and wait until it rains?
- Linda Fiorentino

I hope I don't just sit around moping for two years.
- Yancy Butler

I find that most people know what a story is until
they sit down to write one.
- Flannery O'Connor


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