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Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

 

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact
opposite of what you're telling them to do,
you have to keep loving them just as much.
- Bill Cosby

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The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

A friend or co-worker shares a political,
religious, economic, or social opinion
that is opposite to yours -
does that drive a wedge between your hearts?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is often mistaken for arrogance
when in reality it is the opposite.
When we can recognize all our good qualities
as well as or faults with neutrality,
we can start to appreciate ourselves
as we would a dear friend
and experience the comfortable inner glow of respect.
To embrace the journey towards our full potential
we need to become our own loving teacher and coach.
Spurring ourselves on to become better human beings,
we develop true regard for ourselves,
and our life will become sacred.
- Osho

I think you're the opposite of a paranoid.
I think you go around with the insane delusion that people like you.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American
recently passed each other in opposite directions.
- George Carlin

Every man casts a shadow;
not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit.
This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will,
it falls opposite to the sun;
short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
- Henry David Thoreau

If 'pro' is the opposite of 'con' what is the opposite of 'progress'?
- Paul Harvey

It is our experience that political leaders do not
always mean the opposite of what they say.
- Abba Eban

The march of science and technology does not imply
growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people.
It often means the opposite.
- Thomas Sowell

Marriage resembles a pair of shears,
so joined that they cannot be separated;
often moving in opposite directions,
yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
- Sydney Smith

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one,
no less wise, to balance it.
- George Santayana

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born -
that there is a genetic factor to leadership.
This myth asserts that people simply either
have certain charismatic qualities or not.
That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true.
Leaders are made rather than born.
- Warren G. Bennis

Under capitalism, man exploits man.
Under communism, it's just the opposite.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Lovers have a way of using this word,
nothing, which implies exactly the opposite.
- Honore de Balzac

We were like bishops of opposite color.
- Boris Spassky

The romantic love we feel toward the opposite sex is
probably one extra help from God to bring you together,
but that's it.
All the rest of it, the true love, is the test.
- Joan Chen

In this respect I suppose I'm the total opposite of Garry.
With his very emotive body language at the board he
shows and displays all his emotions.
I don't.
- Vladimir Kramnik

My first speaking part was to read for John Forsythe for Bachelor Father.
I was the lead, opposite him.
- Linda Evans

One does a whole painting for one peach and people
think just the opposite -
that particular peach is but a detail.
- Pablo Picasso

Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it.
A good writer turns fact into truth;
a bad writer will,
more often than not, accomplish the opposite.
- Edward Albee

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice,
and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I invented my life by taking for granted that everything
I did not like would have an opposite,
which I would like.
- Coco Chanel

It used to be said that when the U.S.
sneezed, the world caught a cold.
The opposite is equally true today.
- Larry Summers

It's my first record since my son is old enough to
understand and I can't even show it to him.
Yes, it's affected me, probably in the opposite of
how anyone would have thought.
- Paul Westerberg

Never were two people more opposite in sentiment than my companions.
- William Hamilton Maxwell

The opposite of a fact is falsehood,
but the opposite of one profound truth may very well
be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

Christianity has not conquered nationalism;
the opposite has been the case nationalism has made
Christianity its footstool.
- Arthur Keith

I'm nothing more than what you actually see,
but I am also the complete opposite.
- Keren Ann

And the attitude of faith is the very opposite of clinging to belief,
of holding on.
- Alan Watts

We're probably the opposite of the Osbournes.
We run a very tight ship.
- Hulk Hogan

The opposite for courage is not cowardice,
it is conformity.
Even a dead fish can go with the flow.
- Jim Hightower

What is wanted is not the will to believe,
but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.
- Bertrand Russell

I wanted to star in a western opposite Robert Redford.
That was my plan for my life.
- Dyan Cannon

But Contra la Puerta was done mostly in the opposite way,
starting with sounds and melodies.
- Jim Coleman

We have more media than ever and more technology in our lives.
It's supposed to help us communicate,
but it has the opposite effect of isolating us.
- Tracy Chapman

I decided law was the exact opposite of sex;
even when it was good,
it was lousy.
- Mortimer Zuckerman

The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.
- Robert Anthony

Songwriting is the other weight on the opposite side
of the scale from touring.
They balance me out creatively.
- Tommy Shaw

I would love to have a part opposite a great actor -
like,
say, Pacino or De Niro or Hoffman.
And to work with a top director.
That's my dream.
- Jon Lovitz

Of course the illusion of art is to make one believe
that great literature is very close to life,
but exactly the opposite is true.
Life is amorphous, literature is formal.
- Francoise Sagan

I have friends who've tried to break into the UK,
who went back with their tails between their legs.
Fortunately I've had the opposite experience.
- Michael Bolton

People think that if you are a scientist you have to
give up that joy of discovery,
that passion, that sense of the great romance of life.
I say that's completely opposite of the truth.
- Ann Druyan

Not the power to remember, but its very opposite,
the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.
- Saint Basil

It resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated,
often moving in opposite directions,
yet always punishing anyone who comes between them.
- Sydney Smith

The Republicans claim they are for strengthening Pell
grants when the truth is that over the last four years,
their legislation has done the exact opposite.
- John Conyers

Some artists shrink from self-awareness,
fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and
even their desire to create.
The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
- James Broughton

Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking
to a member of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment remember.
- Oliver Herford

In science one tries to tell people,
in such a way as to be understood by everyone,
something that no one ever knew before.
But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
- Paul Dirac

I wouldn't tell Jill how I felt.
I behaved in such a way that was opposite to how I felt.
I must have seemed strong to her.
I didn't want to bring her down.
- Charles Bronson

Well, now we have exactly the same situation as at
the beginning of the race,
only exactly opposite.
- Murray Walker

He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age,
but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth
and age are equally a burden.
- Plato

Hate is not the opposite of love; apathy is.
- Rollo May

The politician is an acrobat.
He keeps his balance by saying the opposite of what he does.
- Maurice Barres

You set up a story and it turns inside out and that is,
for me, the most exciting sort of story to write.
The viewer thinks it's going to be about something
and it does the opposite.
- Nigel Kneale

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty.
It is not.
It is the opposite of vulgarity.
- Coco Chanel

A blue dog, you know, is the opposite of a yellow dog.
And a yellow dog was somebody who was willing to follow
his party even when he knew it was wrong.
- Mike Thompson

Everything that Eddie has said about me is the total
opposite of what really happened.
Eddie says I wanted to be a solo artist.
No, Eddie wanted to be a solo artist.
- Sammy Hagar

I had done my first picture and I didn't have anything to do for awhile.
I was asked to come back to New York and do Bus Stop
in the role of the cowboy opposite Kim Stanley.
- Dick York

What a thrill it was to play opposite Maurice Evans in this brilliant,
dazzling musical, based on the life of two of the greatest
personalities in stage history.
- Dinah Sheridan

We never fully grasp the import of any true statement
until we have a clear notion of what the opposite untrue statement would be.
- William James

With While You Were Sleeping, it was so much fun and such a Cinderella story,
that I didn't want to do another romantic comedy.
I wanted to do the opposite.
- Bill Pullman

Also, I have found that I really like to work in English.
It's very strange because it's exactly the opposite
of what I thought it would be like.
- Olivier Martinez

That's why I'm an actress, to do something completely opposite from myself.
- Taryn Manning


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