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Encounter Quotes

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Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter
everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe
that change forever how we experience life and the world.
- John Milton

In everyone's life, at some time,
our inner fire goes out.
It is then burst into flame
by an encounter with another human being.
We should all be thankful for those people
who rekindle the inner spirit.
- Albert Schweitzer

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

 

If somebody would come and they're not playing music,
they would encounter certain people on another level.
- Billy Higgins

Age is the first limitation on roles that I've ever had to encounter,
and I hit that awhile ago.
- Jack Nicholson

The anxiety of most parents in seeing their sons and
daughters enlist does not lie only in the fear of the
physical dangers they may encounter.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

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Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter
nothing more disgusting the rest of the day.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

No one that encounters prosperity does not also encounter danger.
- Heraclitus

I know the situations that we do every week are all
ones that I encounter in my life or will encounter.
- Patricia Heaton

He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage -
he won't encounter many rivals.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

I found that when I did something for the sake of heaven,
heaven happened.
These things changed my life.
I owe them to my encounter with Christianity.
- Lionel Blue

Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood;
all born to encounter suffering and sorrow,
and therefore bound to sympathize with each other.
- Albert Pike

In the context of interfaith encounter,
we need to bring to the surface how our actual beliefs shape what we do -
not simply to agree that kindness is better than cruelty.
- Rowan D. Williams

All children alarm their parents, if only because you
are forever expecting to encounter yourself.
- Gore Vidal

Today's Islamic fundamentalism is also a cover for political motifs.
We should not overlook the political motifs we encounter
in forms of religious fanaticism.
- Jurgen Habermas

Do not join encounter groups.
If you enjoy being made to feel inadequate,
call your mother.
- Liz Smith

In an age of synthetic images and synthetic emotions,
the chances of an accidental encounter with reality are remote indeed.
- Serge Daney

When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts
other seemingly good advice,
ignore them both.
- Al Franken

At Berkeley I had my first encounter with real professional scientists.
- Robert B. Laughlin

I think all art is about control - the encounter between
control and the uncontrollable.
- Richard Avedon

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
- Maya Angelou

We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers,
who begin to interest us at first sight,
somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky

What we value about music and literature are the moments
that they create in our minds when we encounter them.
- Stephan Jenkins

Whenever I felt happy about having discovered something,
the first encounter, not only with the public,
with other musicians, with specialists,
etc, was that they rejected it.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

The photograph reverses the purpose of travel,
which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar.
- Marshall McLuhan

Leaders must pick causes they won't abandon easily,
remain committed despite setbacks, and communicate
their big ideas over and over again in every encounter.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

In fact, I believe that we need better sex education in our own culture,
here in America, so that young folk learn about things
like venereal disease before they encounter it.
- Piers Anthony

History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances.
- Donald Creighton

The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence,
because it's so rare.
- Daniel P. Moynihan

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

The final lesson a writer learns is that
everything can nourish the writer.
The dictionary, a new word, a voyage, an encounter,
a talk on the street, a book, a phrase learned.
- Anais Nin

My first encounter with Buddhist dharma would be in my early 20s.
Like most young men, I was not particularly happy.
- Richard Gere

My first encounter with a Kelly was not on a musical scale.
It was from primary school.
Dave and I went to primary school together and we were like boy scouts.
- Wayne Wonder

When I'm about ready to press the cable release on the View camera,
I've tried to anticipate some of the challenges I'm
going to encounter in the darkroom.
- John Sexton

One encounter with Jesus Christ is enough to change you,
instantly, forever.
- Luis Palau

Human love is often but the encounter of two weaknesses.
- Francois Mauriac

It is hard to convince a high-school student that he
will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than
those of algebra and geometry.
- Edward W. Howe

It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.
- Guy de Maupassant

It is only at the first encounter that a face makes
its full impression on us.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Even if we encounter some shameful events in the past,
we shouldn't avoid or hide them.
- Moo-hyum Roh

A mechanical encounter or other energy-exchange may cause tissue damage.
- James J. Gibson

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter
in history acknowledge what they want;
not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.
- Albert Camus

It will be a physical encounter but we must not respond in kind.
- Zinedine Zidane

Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path
is full of different kinds of experiences.
He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles,
and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage
and complete the cleansing process.
- Sai Baba

Here we encounter two conflicting concepts with which
we must come to grips in our time:
the idea of national solidarity and the idea of international cooperation.
- Gustav Stresemann

The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout
history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter,
has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions.
It often proved fatal.
- David Brin

A man in my situation, my lords, has not only to encounter
the difficulties of fortune.
and the force of power over minds which it has corrupted or subjugated.
but the difficulties of established prejudice:
the man dies,
but his memory lives.
- Robert Emmet

And when they encounter works of art which show that
using new media can lead to new experiences and to new consciousness,
and expand our senses, our perception,
our intelligence, our sensibility, then they will become
interested in this music.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

It is my contention that most people are not mugged every day,
that most people in this world do not encounter violence every day.
I think we prepare people for violence,
and I think just as importantly we prepare people for
the definition of being gentle.
- Bob Keeshan

You will encounter many distractions and many temptations to put your goal aside:
The security of a job,
a wife who wants kids, whatever.
But if you hang in there, always following your vision,
I have no doubt you will succeed.
- Larry Flynt

In Canada, women's rights are a vital part of our effort
to build a society of real equality -
not just for some,
but for all Canadians.
A society in which women no longer encounter discrimination
nor are shut out from opportunities open to others.
- Paul Martin

You, I, we all encounter behaviors that we might say,
I wouldn't do that.
But she has a huge amount of contact with how people live.
She sees more hospices and sink estates than most people.
- Prince Andrew

However, I had a chance encounter with an admissions
officer of Stevens Institute of Technology,
who so impressed me by his erudition and enthusiasm
for the school that I changed course and entered Stevens Institute.
- Frederick Reines

I think it's great that we have organisations like Greenpeace.
In a pluralistic society, we want to have people who
point out all the problems that the Earth could encounter.
But we need to understand that they are not presenting a full and rounded view.
- Bjorn Lomborg

The nearest the modern general or admiral comes to
a small-arms encounter of any sort is at a duck hunt
in the company of corporation executives at the retreat of Continental Motors,
Inc.
- C. Wright Mills

I feel that the Christian experience and the Jewish
one have much to give each other.
If this open society continues and there is no return
to political anti-Semitism,
then this encounter, deeper than any theology,
may happen.
- Lionel Blue

We consider Christmas as the encounter,
the great encounter, the historical encounter,
the decisive encounter, between God and mankind.
He who has faith knows this truly; let him rejoice.
- Pope Paul VI

People are interested in pro football because it provides
them with an emotional oasis;
they don't want football to get involved in the same types of court cases,
racial problems and legislative issues they encounter
in the rest of American life.
- Pete Rozelle

Sometimes we read or hear too much news that makes
us fearful or suspicious of others.
We can forget that most of the people that we know,
or at least encounter regularly, are decent and friendly.
- Adrienne Clarkson

That a great battle must soon be fought no one could doubt;
but,
in the apparent and perhaps real absence of plan on the part of Lee,
it was impossible to foretell the precise scene of the encounter.
- Edward Everett

In our daily life, we encounter people who are angry,
deceitful, intent only on satisfying their own needs.
There is so much anger, distrust, greed,
and pettiness that we are losing our capacity to work well together.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

Over the years you encounter just about every kind of crime.
It doesn't harden you, but you become capable of reporting
on just about anything human beings can do.
However, any time we're dealing with the murder of
a child it is always difficult.
- Catherine Crier

Rather than set aside daily time for prayer,
I pray constantly and spontaneously about everything
I encounter on a daily basis.
When someone shares something with me,
I'll often simply say, 'let's pray about this right now.'
- Thomas Kinkade

Prior to an individual's encounter with the love of
God at a particular time in history,
however, there has to be another, more fundamental
and archetypal encounter,
which belongs to the conditions of possibility of the
appearance of divine love to man.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar

Anytime you have a difficult encounter with your child,
there is a good chance that at least one of these factors
is bringing out the worst in him or her:
transitions,
time pressure, competition for your attention,
conflicting objectives.
- Cathy Rindner Tempelsman

It is better to meet danger than to wait for it.
He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane,
stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Death's an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew.
- Ivan Turgenev

I loved being in Close Encounters, just to watch Steven
Spielberg working was exciting.
- Bob Balaban

Whenever a man encounters a woman in a mood he doesn't understand,
he wants to know if she's tired.
- George Jean Nathan

I don't believe in accidents.
There are only encounters in history.
There are no accidents.
- Pablo Picasso


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