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Contradictions Quotes

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I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

Related topics: Wisdom

I love the contradictions of people
- Jewel

We are composed of self-contradictions.
Each of us is loving in some moments - hateful in others.
Patient and calm sometimes - harried by urgency at others.
Understanding - and self-absorbed.
Reassuring - and sarcastic.
Generous - and greedy.
Trusting - and jealous.
Comforting - and snappish.
Original - and stuck in a rut.
Thankful - and needy.
Forgiving - and vengeful.
Nurturing ourself - and stuffing ourself with fast food.
Honoring our bodies - and overstressing.
Being Joyful - and Suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions,
do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.
- Saint Francis de Sales

 

The city's contradictions and frailties drive me to the church.
The church, in turn, binds my wounds and soothes my troubled heart,
and sends me right back out into the city again.
- Steve Ross

The contradictions are what make human behavior so
maddening and yet so fascinating,
all at the same time.
- Joan D. Vinge

Chicago is a city of contradictions,
of private visions haphazardly overlaid and linked together.
- Pat Colander

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I learned to make my mind large, as the universe is large,
so that there is room for contradictions.
- Maxine Hong Kingston

Life is never free of contradictions.
- Manmohan Singh

Hybridity keeps me from being rigid about most things.
It has taught me to appreciate the contradictions in
the world and in my life.
I scavenge from the best.
- Jessica Hagedorn

I write to keep from going mad from the contradictions I find among mankind -
and to work some of those contradictions out for myself.
- Michel de Montaigne

In writing a series of stories about the same characters,
plan the whole series in advance in some detail,
to avoid contradictions and inconsistencies.
- L. Sprague de Camp

There are many of these apparent philosophical paradoxes
or contradictions which don't concern me anymore.
- Evan Parker

Contradictions do not exist.
Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction,
check your premises.
You will find that one of them is wrong.
- Ayn Rand

The very contradictions in my life are in some ways
signs of God's mercy to me.
- Thomas Merton

Propositions show what they say: tautologies and contradictions
show that they say nothing.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

The opera tells the story with all the built-in contradictions
and from many different angles.
- Harrison Birtwistle

Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions
can you keep it all afloat.
- Audre Lorde

I try to take people one at a time, with all the contradictions
and compromises that most of us live with.
- Garry Trudeau

I've always been drawn to tormented people full of contradictions.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Ladies and gentlemen, I take office at a time in which
the world is living in extreme contradictions.
- Gustav Heinemann

I'm full of contradictions.
- Juliana Hatfield

You may find many contradictory statements and philosophies within my writings.
However, to this I will say such is life,
for life is full of contradictions.
- Bryant H. McGill

Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion,
when we see in it such contradictions and absurdities.
- Thomas Paine

I think people have to choose between living with contradictions
or painting themselves into a corner.
I have a lot of contradictions.
- Michelle Shocked

Experience alone can give a final answer.
The knowledge gained in a few years by a commission
of the kind suggested would be worth more than volumes
of mere assertions and contradictions.
- John Bates Clark

Everything must be recaptured and relocated in the
general framework of history,
so that despite the difficulties, the fundamental paradoxes and contradictions,
we may respect the unity of history which is also the unity of life.
- Fernand Braudel

As the new spirituality begins to become the pervasive
spirituality of the planet,
we'll find that we have abandoned our philosophy of
contradictions in which we say we're all one but continue to try to win.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Many of the contradictions in Postmodern art come from
the fact that we're trying to be artists in a democratic society.
This is because in a democracy, the ideal is compromise.
In art, it isn't.
- Brad Holland

Do you think when two representatives holding diametrically
opposing views get together and shake hands,
the contradictions between our systems will simply
melt away? What kind of a daydream is that?
- Nikita Khrushchev

Nations without a past are contradictions in terms.
What makes a nation is the past, what justifies one
nation against others is the past,
and historians are the people who produce it.
- Eric Hobsbawm

The essence of humanity's spiritual dilemma is that
we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another.
Is there a way to erase the dilemma,
to resolve the contradictions between the transcendentalist
and the empiricist world views?
- E. O. Wilson

Everything tends to make us believe that there exists
a certain point of the mind at which life and death,
the real and the imagined, past and future,
the communicable and the incommunicable,
high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions.
- Andre Breton

A contradiction can not exist in reality.
Not in part, nor in whole.
- Terry Goodkind

He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife.
Then he realized there was a contradiction involved
here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
- Douglas Adams

The exercise of authority over the same area by two
States is a contradiction.
- Benjamin Tucker

Woman's at best a contradiction still.
- Alexander Pope

I believe that truth has only one face:
that of a violent contradiction.
- Georges Bataille

When a contradiction is impossible to resolve except by a lie,
then we know that it is really a door.
- Simone Weil

I thought I would dress in baggy pants,
big shoes, a cane and a derby hat.
everything a contradiction: the pants baggy,
the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.
- Charlie Chaplin

I regard the principle of conscription of life as a
flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom,
democratic liberty and Christian teaching.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

Contradiction is not a sign of falsity,
nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
- Blaise Pascal

Good morning is a contradiction of terms.
- Jim Davis

Such, Polly, are your sex - part truth,
part fiction; - Some thought, much whim and all a contradiction.
- Richard Savage

We have to acknowledge peace is in danger and mankind
still has not realised the priority to be given to
world dialogue versus armed contradiction and bloodshed.
- Nursultan Nazarbayev

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
- Groucho Marx

Say to all small and great, and that often,
that fully, quickly and willingly, without grumbling and contradiction,
they do all your commands that are not against God.
- Robert Grosseteste

The cardinal responsibility of leadership is to identify
the dominant contradiction at each point of the historical
process and to work out a central line to resolve it.
- Mao Tse-Tung

Contradiction was something I really like when it is
embraced in that kind of philosophy.
- Jim Jarmusch

But it is no good using the tongs of reason to pull
the Fundamentalists' chestnuts out of the fire of contradiction.
Their real troubles lie elsewhere.
- Garrett Hardin

I spoke without fear of contradiction.
I simply did not suffer self-doubt.
- Elia Kazan

There are more ways of outraging speech than contradiction merely.
- J. L. Austin

Hope, insofar as it is hope of resurrection,
is the living contradiction of what it proceeds from
and what is placed under the sign of the Cross and death.
- Paul Ricoeur

We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction;
we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
- Blaise Pascal

What I claim is to live to the full the contradiction of my time,
which may well make sarcasm the condition of truth.
- Roland Barthes

There is, I conceive, no contradiction in believing
that mind is at once the cause of matter and of the
development of individualised human minds through the agency of matter.
- Alfred Russel Wallace

I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that
sustain me and the ideas of that symbol,
of that extraordinary figure, Jesus Christ.
- Fidel Castro

That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for
change is the creative contradiction at the heart of
the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.
- Freda Adler

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms.
It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

An unconscious consciousness is no more a contradiction
in terms than an unseen case of seeing.
- Franz Clemens Brentano

It does not seem that the contradiction which exists
between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic
structure of modern society can ever be resolved.
- Herbert Read

This contradiction lies here: they wish God,
and they wish humanity.
They persist in connecting two terms which,
once separated, can come together again only to destroy each other.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Do what you will, this world's a fiction and is made up of contradiction.
- William Blake

In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat,
but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the
first step in progress toward a victory.
- Alfred North Whitehead

We don't perceive a contradiction between writing books,
making films or producing a television program.
These days you can't choose how you want to express yourself anymore.
- Alexander Kluge

The world is a perpetual caricature of itself;
at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction
of what it is pretending to be.
- George Santayana

That the sun will not rise to-morrow is no less intelligible a proposition,
and implies no more contradiction, than the affirmation,
that it will rise.
- David Hume

I am the epitome of a walking contradiction for various reasons,
only one of which being that I feel my existence is of heaven and hell.
- Kim Elizabeth

Darwinism as presented by Darwin contradicted idealistic philosophy,
and this contradiction grew deeper with the development
of its materialist teaching.
- Trofim Lysenko

To write a book about improvisation is partly a contradiction in terms.
Improvisation is spontaneous.
It's in the moment.
- Sally Schneider

Good taste and humor are a contradiction in terms,
like a chaste whore.
- Malcolm Muggeridge


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