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Significance Quotes

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The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things,
but their inward significance.
- Aristotle

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The idea of brotherhood re-dawns upon the world
with a broader significance
than the narrow association of
members in a sect or creed.
- Helen Keller

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition,
in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Just as we could have rode into the sunset,
along came the Internet, and it tripled the significance of the PC.
- Andy Grove

 

The trouble with the sacred Individual is that he has no significance,
except as he can acquire it from others,
from the social whole.
- Bernard Devoto

I was a little lacking in vision as mayor -
I failed to understand the significance that housing
and the revitalization of housing means for a city.
- Henry Cisneros

To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty,
to interpret it is his problem, and to express it his dedication.
- Marlon Brando

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If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind,
what is the significance of a clean desk?
- Laurence J. Peter

THE autumn of 1850 brought an event freighted with deep significance to me.
My mother died.
- John Sergeant Wise

What a man does for pay is of little significance.
What he is, as a sensitive instrument responsive to the world's beauty,
is everything!
- H. P. Lovecraft

Words contract a significance which clings to them
long after the condition of things to which they owe it has passed away.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot

The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time,
but in their significance to ourselves they find their
own order the continuous thread of revelation.
- Eudora Welty

I did not choose necessarily on the basis of significance.
If you have a vote for the most significant athlete,
then you have Ali, then you have Babe Ruth,
then you have Michael Jordan.
- Dick Schaap

Those early steps are very important in understanding the evolution.
But in themselves, maybe now you need the later records
to understand the significance of the earlier records!
- Evan Parker

Exact information about the functional significance
of the deep sections of the brain is only obtained
by working through the brain histologically in serial section.
- Walter Rudolf Hess

Sometimes string figures were used to illustrate stories,
as in the case of an Eskimo example that depicts a man catching a salmon.
Sometimes they had magic or religious significance.
- Louis Leakey

I believe every era has its significance and the same
holds true for players and coaches.
- Sachin Tendulkar

Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate
and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly,
over time, gain in political significance.
- Vaclav Havel

Americans need to understand the significance of having
their civil liberties dismantled.
It doesn't just affect terrorists and foreigners,
it affects us all.
- Bianca Jagger

Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life.
- Michael Korda

The game is the ultimate significance to me because
it is so important to a lot of people.
It has left a mark on our culture to be voted as one
of the best to ever play.
- Barry Sanders

It has been very good here, but the World Cup game was different.
It had a different significance to it.
- Sachin Tendulkar

History is the interpretation of the significance that the past has for us.
- Johan Huizinga

Full, saturated colours have an emotional significance I want to avoid.
- Lucian Freud

Acting is easy and fun.
You earn a lot of money, and you bang out with girls.
The profession is given tremendous significance within our society,
but it's not really worthy of it.
- James Spader

Music is neither old nor modern: it is either good or bad music,
and the date at which it was written has no significance whatever.
- Peter Warlock

Not every programme dealing with issues of global significance
has to be fronted by last week's winner of Have I Got
News For You-but I suppose you might be wrong.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

Progress is measured by richness and intensity of experience -
by a wider and deeper apprehension of the significance
and scope of human existence.
- Herbert Read

What a profound significance small things assume when
the woman we love conceals them from us.
- Marcel Proust

Students of American glass must always keep in mind
that the creations they collect are truly examples
of our American culture...
and thus have historical significance.
- James Lafferty

I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives
life its deepest significance.
- Pablo Casals

Any important disease whose causality is murky,
and for which treatment is ineffectual,
tends to be awash in significance.
- Susan Sontag

And of course, identifying all human genes and proteins
will have great medical significance.
- Daniel Nathans

Because Katrina put it out there, no one can play the
pretend game anymore that there isn't poverty and inequality in this country.
The Millions More Movement - Katrina gives it added significance.
- Marc Morial

Almost the only persons who may be said to comprehend
even approximately the significance,
principles, and purposes of Socialism are the chief
leaders of the extreme wings of the Socialistic forces,
and perhaps a few of the money kings themselves.
- Benjamin Tucker

It's not surprising to see in my own work,
looking back, and in the work of some of my peers,
an attention to family.
It's nice to write a book that does tend toward significance and meaning,
and where else are you sure of finding it?
- Jonathan Franzen

There are several books that I have-the Physics of Star Trek,
Star Trek and Business, there are manuals on command
style and countless scholarly papers that have been
written about the significance of Next Generation.
- Patrick Stewart

It was Nietzsche who first made us conscious of the
significance of the individual as a term in the evolutionary
process-in that part of the evolutionary process which has still to take place.
- Herbert Read

The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form,
the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public.
The conventional is uncritically enjoyed,
and the truly new is criticized with aversion.
- Walter Benjamin

An organization which claims to be working for the needs of a community -
as SNCC does -
must work to provide that community with a position
of strength from which to make its voice heard.
This is the significance of black power beyond the slogan.
- Stokely Carmichael

I learned, too, how it was possible with the help of
the picture and action to transform an apparently insignificant
violin passage into an incident,
and to lift a simple horn call into a thing of stupendous
significance by means of scenic emphasis.
- Anton Seidl

You know, there's a saying in art that in order to
be universal you must be specific.
So I think every artist feels that he is dealing with
specific things but that it also has significance universally.
- David Cronenberg

It may be easily shown, and is of no small significance,
that the two great ideas of which the Anglo-Saxon is
the exponent are having a fuller development in the
United States than in Great Britain.
- Josiah Strong

The rubber industry is of much significance to our countries.
For millions of our smallholders, the rubber tree is a tree of life,
serving as a crucial source of income for earning a
living and raising families.
- Thaksin Shinawatra

But novels are never about what they are about;
that is,
there is always deeper, or more general,
significance.
The author may not be aware of this till she is pretty far along with it.
- Diane Johnson

The greater the conceptual significance of a literary product,
the more it should be assumed that it is based on an
idea that determines the whole,
and that the deeper consciousness of the time to which
it belongs is reflected in it.
- Ferdinand Christian Baur

Of all presidential perks, the pardon power has a special significance.
It is just the kind of authority that would attract
the special attention of someone obsessed with himself
and his own ability to influence events.
- Barbara Olson

The general statement that the mental faculties are class concepts,
belonging to descriptive psychology,
relieves us of the necessity of discussing them and
their significance at the present stage of our inquiry.
- Wilhelm Wundt

If all consciousness is subject to essential laws in
a manner similar to that in which spatial reality is
subject to mathematical laws,
then these essential laws will be of most fertile significance
in investigating facts of the conscious life of human and brute animals.
- Edmund Husserl

Remembering that man is indeed the microcosm,
the universe in miniature, the Divine Dance of the
future should be able to convey with its slightest
gestures some significance of the universe.
- Ruth St.
Denis

The wealth of south Florida, but even more important,
the meaning and significance of south Florida lies
in the black muck of the Everglades and the inevitable
development of this country to be the great tropic
agricultural center of the world.
- Marjory Stoneman Douglas

That is why, according to this newer psychology,
Christianity has already fulfilled its biological mission,
and it is impossible for the modern man to understand
its original significance.
- Muhammed Iqbal

As for September 11, let us not too easily grant the
Americans possession of that date on the calendar.
Like May 1 or July 14 or December 25,
September 11 may seem full of significance to some people,
while to other people it is just another day.
- J. M. Coetzee

The classics of Marxism, while fully appreciating the
significance of the Darwinian theory,
pointed out the errors of which Darwin was guilty.
Darwin's theory, though unquestionably materialist in its main features,
is not free from some serious errors.
- Trofim Lysenko

That's what I find with any good song,
you just have to let it happen.
Out of about twenty songs you might write,
one of any significance.
It might be thirty or forty, but I just keep churning
them out and churning them out in hope that one of them will stick.
- Mick Ralphs

In time it will become clear to everyone that support
for the policies of pre-emptive war and interventionist
nation-building will have much greater significance
than the removal of Saddam Hussein itself.
- Ron Paul

The establishment of a law, moreover,
does not take place when the first thought of it takes form,
or even when its significance is recognised,
but only when it has been confirmed by the results of the experiment.
- Dmitri Mendeleev

This dullness of vision regarding the importance of
the general welfare to the individual is the measure
of the failure of our schools and churches to teach
the spiritual significance of genuine democracy.
- Henry A. Wallace

There will always be nations.
The United States will last a long, long time,
I believe.
France and Germany and Japan, China,
other nations,
they're going to exist.
But they're losing their significance and ability to
deal with certain matters.
- Alan Cranston

Yoga means union, in all its significances and dimensions.
- Indra Devi

As he is one, so we call Him God, the Deity,
the Divine Nature, and other names of the same signification.
- John Hales

Language operates between literal and metaphorical signification.
- Robert Smithson

Many things there be in the scripture,
which have a carnal fulfilling, even there where they be spoken or done;
and yet have another spiritual signification,
to be fulfilled long after in Christ and his kingdom,
and yet never known till the thing be done.
- William Tyndale

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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