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Surface Quotes

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Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Inspirational Nature

Just as the wave cannot exist for itself,
but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean,
so must I never live my life for itself,
but always in the experience which is going on around me.
- Albert Schweitzer

Confession of errors is like a broom
which sweeps away the dirt
and leaves the surface brighter and clearer.
I feel stronger for confession.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves.
But deep down below the surface of the average conscience
a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune.
- Carl Jung

 

Bats drink on the wing, like swallows,
by sipping the surface, as they play over pools and streams.
- Gilbert White

Few people even scratch the surface,
much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
- Randolph Bourne

Whales only get harpooned when they come to the surface,
and turtles can only move forward when they stick their neck out,
but investors face risk no matter what they do.
- Charles A. Jaffe

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We who engage in nonviolent direct action
are not the creators of tension.
We merely bring to the surface
the hidden tension that is already alive.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Beyond the beauty, the sex, the titillation,
the surface, there is a human being.
And that has to emerge.
- Jeanne Moreau

Unfortunately, we haven't found many very old rocks
on Earth because our planet's surface is constantly
renewed by plate tectonics,
coupled with erosion.
- Robert Duncan

The subject matter of the stories on the surface...
there seem to be a number of stories about travel.
- Kenneth Koch

It's also ironic that in the old days of tape and tape
hiss and vinyl records and surface noise,
we were always trying to get records louder and louder to overcome that.
- T-Bone Burnett

On the surface we all act like we all love each other and we're free and easy,
and actually we're far more moralistic than any other
society I've ever lived in.
- Kathy Acker

I'm just starting to scratch the surface of what really
makes me happy and it's taken me a while to admit that
acting like a little child and being a jerk and a punk is fun.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

After about 20 years of marriage, I'm finally starting
to scratch the surface of what women want.
And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate.
- Mel Gibson

I admit that Post-it note sheets that adhere to virtually
any surface are now my substitute of choice for retention.
- Candice Bergen

Only around 2% of the earth's surface is cultivatable land.
- Susan George

In science there are no 'depths'; there is surface everywhere.
- Rudolf Carnap

A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home
on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.
- Vladimir Nabokov

The picture surface recedes just as much in the 20th
century as it did in the 15th.
The techniques of making pictures have hardly changed.
- Howard Hodgkin

Secondly, the nature of the revolutions which have
altered the surface of the earth must have had a more
decisive effect on the terrestrial quadrupeds than on the marine animals.
- George Cuvier

In the surface of the paper there is only length and
width-there is no such thing as thickness.
- John Clayton

On the surface I look fragile and insecure;
you have to know me very well.
- Anne Parillaud

Playing live for a good cause is something I like to do.
I like the response of the Indian people,
I like their depth and the way they look beyond the surface of things.
- Jeremy Spencer

One of the things that made me persist in the Antarctic
in the face of sickening discouragements was my determination
to name a portion of the earth's surface after my father.
- Lincoln Ellsworth

The removal of an electron from the surface of an atom -
that is,
the ionization of the atom - means a fundamental structural
change in its surface layer.
- Johannes Stark

Influence is to be measured, not by the extent of surface it covers,
but by its kind.
- William Ellery Channing

Let sovereignty be granted us over a portion of the
earth's surface large enough to satisfy our rightful
requirements as a nation.
The rest we shall manage for ourselves.
- Theodor Herzl

You have to know how to use the accident,
how to recognise it, how to control it,
and ways to eliminate it so that the whole surface
looks felt and born all at once.
- Helen Frankenthaler

There is no way to penetrate the surface of life but
by attacking it earnestly at a particular point.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Two-thirds of the Earth's surface is covered with water.
The other third is covered with auditors from headquarters.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

I love mirrors.
They let one pass through the surface of things.
- Claude Chabrol

From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny
is in trouble and reminders that its structure
is as brittle as its surface is hard.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I prefer neurotic people.
I like to hear rumblings beneath the surface.
- Stephen Sondheim

We regard it as a certainty that the earth,
enclosed between poles, is bounded by a spherical surface.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

I never wanted to do political satire because it seems too surface to me.
- Tracey Ullman

If you want to know all about Andy Warhol,
just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me,
and there I am.
There's nothing behind it.
- Andy Warhol

Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position
of matter at or near the earth's surface relative to other matter;
second,
telling other people to do so.
- Bertrand Russell

My book has a very simple surface, but there are layers
of irony and paradox all the way through it.
- Mark Haddon

Humanity has only scratched the surface of its real potential.
- Peace Pilgrim

It is important to remember that the Pacific Ocean
covers a quarter of the world's surface and that each
Pacific country has its own cultural,
historical and ethnic identity.
- Jenny Shipley

Vanity is but the surface.
- Blaise Pascal

Beauty is only skin deep.
If you go after someone just because she's beautiful
but don't have anything to talk about,
it's going to get boring fast.
You want to look beyond the surface and see if you
can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person.
- Amanda Peet

It must be born in mind that one does not see directly -
as is the case in the exploration of the surface of the brain -
where the electrodes are attacking.
- Walter Rudolf Hess

The more complete the despotism, the more smoothly
all things move on the surface.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Depth must be hidden.
Where? On the surface.
- Janos Arany

Yet, much of what lies beneath the ocean's surface remains a mystery,
and our nation continues to rely on a confused,
antiquated system of ocean governance.
- Tom Allen

Be like a duck.
Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
- Michael Caine

While you are experimenting, do not remain content
with the surface of things.
- Ivan Pavlov

I have always wanted to know what's going on under the surface.
- Marcia Cross

When I first skated here, I definitely felt small out
there because it is such a big surface.
- Kristi Yamaguchi

I'm lucky enough that directors sometimes seek me out
for little projects that people don't even know about,
that just surface later on.
- Laura Dern

I've never seen a surface that I think is more seductive in image making.
- John Sexton

Women have the right to say: this is surface,
this falsifies reality, this degrades.
- Tillie Olsen

The glacier was God's great plough set at work ages ago to grind,
furrow, and knead over, as it were, the surface of the earth.
- Louis Agassiz

Language is froth on the surface of thought.
- John McCarthy

If a theme or idea is too near the surface,
the novel becomes simply a tract illustrating an idea.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Sometimes I enjoy just photographing the surface because
I think it can be as revealing as going to the heart of the matter.
- Annie Leibovitz

I no longer worry whether a painting is about something or not.
I am only concerned with the expectation,
from a flat surface, of an illusion.
- William Scott

The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings
brought to the surface and made known,
but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth.
- James Allen

It may be said that poems are in one way like icebergs:
only about a third of their bulk appears above the surface of the page.
- Howard Nemerov

As one looks across the barren stretches of the pack,
it is sometimes difficult to realise what teeming life
exists immediately beneath its surface.
- Robert Falcon Scott

There's no love more intense than the love we have for our kids -
and where there is intense love,
there is also intense fear lurking beneath the surface.
- Arianna Huffington

Something pretty...
that's just the surface.
People worry so much about aging, but you look younger
if you don't worry about it.
- Jeanne Moreau

What is real is not the external form,
but the essence of things...
it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially
real by imitating its exterior surface.
- Constantin Brancusi

A work of art when placed in a gallery loses its charge,
and becomes a portable object or surface disengaged from the outside world.
- Robert Smithson

The underlying process in Northern music tends to be slower and continuous,
whatever's happening on the surface;
in Southern music the underlying process is always faster.
- Esa-Pekka Salonen

From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders.
He is bolted to earth.
But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness
on the surface and their toughness in the middle.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray;
Who can tread sure on the smooth,
slippery way: Pleased with the surface,
we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun.
- John Dryden

To what purpose is it to be artificially happy on the surface?
- Anne Parillaud


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