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Existential Quotes

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Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Related topics: Wisdom Psychology Philosophy Existentialism

Madness need not be all breakdown.
It may also be break-through.
It is potential liberation and renewal as well as enslavement and existential death.
- R. D. Laing

I have a very good life, so I have nothing to complain about.
Sometimes, I just have existential angst.
- Meg Ryan

The process of rewriting is enjoyable,
because you're not in that existential panic when you
don't have a novel at all.
- Rose Tremain

 

The rightful claim to dissent is an existential right of the individual.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

Literature is my life of course, but from an ontological point of view.
From an existential point of view, I like being a teacher.
- Antonio Tabucchi

I'm more interested in the meaning of funerals and
the mourning that people do.
It's not a retail experience.
It's an existential one.
- Thomas Lynch

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I walk around feeling a sort of existential guilt all the time;
and honestly for me this house is a way of feeling
less guilty about the universe.
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus

There is no shorter path for joining a neutral existential anthropology,
according to philosophy, with the existential decision before God,
according to the Bible.
- Paul Ricoeur

Negro music and culture are intrinsically improvisational,
existential.
Nothing is sacred.
After a decade, a musical idea, no matter how innovative,
is threatened.
- Archie Shepp

I have an existential map.
It has 'You are here' written all over it.
- Steven Wright

My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between
religious belief and existential despair,
chose marijuana.
Now we are in our Cabernet stage.
- Peggy Noonan

No phallic hero, no matter what he does to himself
or to another to prove his courage,
ever matches the solitary, existential courage of the woman who gives birth.
- Andrea Dworkin

I'm trying to use the language of today to express
a general existential crisis that I think the world and I are going through.
- Sean Lennon

The printed page conveys information and commitment,
and requires active involvement.
Television conveys emotion and experience,
and it's very limited in what it can do logically.
It's an existential experience - there and then gone.
- Bill Moyers

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

The jump is so frightening
between where I am,
and where I want to be.
Because of all I may become,
I will close my eyes and leap.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find a place inside where there's joy,
and the joy will burn out the pain.
- Joseph Campbell

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

Joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

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

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

Where love reigns, there is no will to power;
and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking.
The one is but the shadow of the other.
- Carl Jung

If we could first know where we are,
and whither we are tending,
we could then better judge what to do,
and how to do it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Do what you can,
with what you have,
where you are.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Follow your bliss and doors will open
where there were no doors before.
- Joseph Campbell

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You got to be careful if you
don't know where you're going,
because you might not get there.
- Yogi Berra

Only aim to do your duty,
and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
- Thomas Jefferson

Where love is, there God is also.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Society is a masked ball,
where every one hides his real character,
and reveals it by hiding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
- T. S. Eliot

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

Where there is love there is life.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
- Napoleon Hill

The only place where your dream becomes impossible
is in your own thinking.
- Robert H. Schuller

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Who never walks save where he sees
men's tracks, makes no discoveries.
- J. G. Holland

If you do not change direction,
you may end up where you are heading.
- Lao Tzu

Know that where there is love, nothing is missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You may be always victorious if
you will never enter into any contest
where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
- Epictetus

Yesterday is dead. Tomorrow is a dream.
Today - each today - is where the action is
where all of life occurs.
Today IS your life - your only life.
Life today to the fullest.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau

You are today where your thoughts have brought.
- James Allen

Where ignorance is our master,
there is no possibility of real peace.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

Where fear is, happiness is not.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands
in moments of comfort and convenience,
but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict
between thinking and feeling.
- Carl Jung

Where there is injury let me sow pardon.
- St. Francis of Assisi


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