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Awakening Quotes

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The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

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When we fall asleep, we withdraw our awareness from
its hypnotic fascination with physical sensation,
thereby enabling us to listen with our now awakening sixth sense.
- Henry Reed

Upon awakening in the morning, I wondered if the proceedings
of the night before had been a dream.
It was hard to believe that I was the world's heavyweight champion.
- Gene Tunney

I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening.
That was it.
I'd seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it.
- Bryan Adams

 

It is possible to experience an awakening in this life
through realising just how precious each moment,
each mental process, and each breath truly is.
- Christy Turlington

Women of all classes are awakening to the necessity of self-support,
but few are willing to do the ordinary useful work
for which they are fitted.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old.
You will just keep growing.
- Gail Sheehy

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The awakening of the people of China to the possibilities
under free government is the most significant,
if not the most momentous, event of our generation.
- Woodrow Wilson

I look at tens of thousands of church leaders who still
do need a bit of an awakening.
- Bill Hybels

The poet knows himself only on the condition that things resound in him,
and that in him, at a single awakening,
they and he come forth together out of sleep.
- Jacques Maritain

If a Labour movement, on a bourgeois basis,
has hitherto existed in the country where the new movement
is awakening it will certainly not disappear all at once.
- Karl Radek

At the dawn of the 19th century, the country was awakening
to its enormous scope and variety.
- David Lavender

It's exhilarating to be alive in a time of awakening consciousness;
it can also be confusing,
disorienting, and painful.
- Adrienne Rich

The essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play,
is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration,
of the hero.
- Maxwell Anderson

Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man's faculties,
and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.
- Giacomo Puccini

A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper
to love has roused him in vain.
- Jessamyn West

I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening;
I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.
- Aleister Crowley

For me, my awakening came when I was kidnapped.
- Patty Hearst

What we hear while we are asleep continues to resonate with us upon awakening.
- Henry Reed

We are like horses who hurt themselves as soon as they pull on their bits -
and we bow our heads.
We even lose consciousness of the situation,
we just submit.
Any re-awakening of thought is then painful.
- Simone Weil

However, anyone to whom this happens should not leave his room upon awakening,
should speak to no-one, but remain alone and sober
until everything comes back to him,
and he recalls the dream.
- Paracelsus

Of course the case of the Christian Church planted
among the nations must differ,
in various ways, from that of any sect forming in connection
with religious awakening in a territory of professing Christianity.
- Robert Rainy

You look at the whole Human Rights questions,
I happened to be there at just the right time when
the country was awakening -
this goes to the first question you asked -
the whole country was awakening to a hundred years
of injustice that hadn't been resolved yet.
- Birch Bayh

Recent action in Syria and Palestine also tell us that
the awakening voices of democracy in those regions are occurring,
and that those in that region are able to pursue it
without being stifled by terrorists that are despotic.
- Judd Gregg

One of the most beautiful passages of Rousseau is that
in the sixth book of Confessions,
where he describes the awakening in him of the literary sense.
Of such wisdom, the poetic passion, the desire of beauty,
the love of art for its own sake, has most.
- Walter Pater

I don't want to be daft and say I had some spiritual awakening or something,
but I really did come of age in Los Angeles,
where we recorded the album.
I had my own little house and my own little circle
and I really got to feel how the city ticks.
- Melanie Chisholm

The stopping of the Judicial courts,
had been blended,
in the minds of some people, with the redress of grievances
considered only as a mode of awakening the attention of the legislature.
- George Richards Minot

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A single event can awaken a stranger totally unknown to us.
To live is to be slowly born.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

I will dance a little.
I will move with the wind.
I will give my body to my love and celebrate
that we have substance beyond the idea of ourselves.
We can move. We can touch. This is my physical exclamation point.
This is how I can awaken my mind to the possibilities in the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

There is no evil and there are
no evil forces in the world.
There are only people of awareness,
and there are people who are fast asleep -
and sleep has no force.
The whole energy is in the hands of the awakened people.
And one awakened person can awaken the whole world.
One lighted candle can make millions of candles lighted
without losing it's light.
- Osho

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

Without change, something sleeps inside us,
and seldom awakens.
The sleeper must awaken.
- Frank Herbert

We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.
- Elbert Hubbard

Far from wishing to awaken the artist in the pupil prematurely,
the teacher considers it his first task to make him
a skilled artisan with sovereign control of his craft.
- Eugen Herrigel

On the other hand, what I like my music to do to me
is awaken the ghosts inside of me.
Not the demons, you understand, but the ghosts.
- David Bowie

Animals awaken, first facially, then bodily.
Men's bodies wake before their faces do.
The animal sleeps within its body, man sleeps with his body in his mind.
- Malcolm De Chazal

The difficulties which I meet with in order to realize
my existence are precisely what awaken and mobilize my activities,
my capacities.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

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

I confess it is beyond our power to awaken the heart,
but ordinarily this way does good.
- Thomas Hooker

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy
in creative expression and knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant
and fill him with a terrible resolve.
- Isoroku Yamamoto

Man has to awaken to wonder - and so perhaps do peoples.
Science is a way of sending him to sleep again.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us.
To live is to be slowly born.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

But whether it be dream or truth, to do well is what matters.
If it be truth, for truth's sake.
If not, then to gain friends for the time when we awaken.
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the
pleasantest sensations in the world.
- Freya Stark

Awaken its powers, and it will respect itself.
- Francis Wright

If I were to awaken after having slept for a thousand years,
my first question would be: Has the Riemann hypothesis been proven?
- David Hilbert

To the American people I say, awaken to what is happening.
It is the duty of each citizen to be vigilant,
to protect liberty, to speak out, left and right and
disagree lest be trampled underfoot by misguided zealotry
and extreme partisanship.
- Robert Byrd

When we awaken, we cannot account for the time spent.
We simply don't remember.
About the only evidence we have of experiences while
we were asleep is when we happen to remember a dream.
- Henry Reed

The best books for a man are not always those which the wise recommend,
but often those which meet the peculiar wants,
the natural thirst of his mind, and therefore awaken
interest and rivet thought.
- William Ellery Channing

Being, belief and reason are pure relations,
which cannot be dealt with absolutely,
and are not things but pure scholastic concepts,
signs for understanding, not for worshipping,
aids to awaken our attention, not to fetter it.
- Johann G. Hamann

It was because of my great interest in the West,
and my belief that its development would be assisted
by the interest I could awaken in others,
that I decided to bring the West to the East through
the medium of the Wild West Show.
- Buffalo Bill

If they are really persuaded that the army is annually established by me,
that I have the sole disposal of posts and honours,
that I employ this power in the destruction of liberty
and the diminution of commerce,
let me awaken them from their delusion.
- Robert Walpole

When you awaken some morning and hear that somebody
or other has been discovered,
you can put it down as a fact that he discovered himself years ago -
since that time he has been toiling,
working, and striving to make himself worthy of general discovery.
- James Whitcomb Riley

Women's propaganda must touch upon all those questions
which are of great importance to the general proletarian movement.
The main task is, indeed, to awaken the women's class
consciousness and to incorporate them into the class struggle.
- Clara Zetkin

Do not try to approach God with your thinking mind.
It may only stimulate your intellectual ideas,
activities, and beliefs.
Try to approach God with your crying heart.
It will awaken your soulful, spiritual consciousness.
- Sri Chinmoy

My dreams for the future are simple:
work,
a happy, healthy family, a lovely long motorcycle ride,
and continuing the struggle to awaken people to the
need for serious human rights reform.
- Mike Farrell

I Did Not Die
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn's rain,
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
- Anonymous

Recruiting Station was a story that came as the result
of many anxious awakenings during many nights.
- A. E. van Vogt

Beauty awakens the soul to act.
- Dante Alighieri

God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants,
walks in animals, and thinks in man.
- Arthur Young

Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
- Steven Tyler

The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost
insatiable hunger for the irrational.
- A. N. Wilson

There is something in the decay of nature that awakens thought,
even in the most trifling mind.
- Sarah Josepha Hale

The young people have MTV and rock and roll.
Why would they go to read poetry? Poetry belongs to the Stone Age.
It awakens in us perceptions that go back to those times.
- Robert Morgan

A master can tell you what he expects of you.
A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.
- Patricia Neal

It is reality that awakens possibilities,
and nothing would be more perverse than to deny it.
- Robert Musil


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