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Symbolic Quotes

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Rainbows and butterflies are themselves beautiful and highly symbolic,
but they are also representative of
all the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is always a good day to be grateful for all of life -
grateful for large blessings and small.
Especially to be grateful for the symbolic blessings -
the rainbows and butterflies that come into our lives
when we least expect and most need them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In any architecture, there is an equity between the
pragmatic function and the symbolic function.
- Michael Graves

Epic poetry exhibits life in some great symbolic attitude.
It cannot strictly be said to symbolize life itself,
but always some manner of life.
- Lascelles Abercrombie

 

Information comes through to me in 3 basic ways seen,
hearing, and feeling the energy of the person that's crossed over.
In which it is a symbolic type of language.
- John Edward

The most mysterious feminine factor,
the existence that we men,
we don't know.
It's woman.
It's feminine.
That's what the sword is about.
That's the symbolic meaning of the sword.
- Ang Lee

If you want a symbolic gesture, don't burn the flag;
wash it.
- Norman Thomas

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Every gesture is a gesture from the blood,
every expression a symbolic utterance...
Everything is of the blood, of the senses.
- Henry Williamson

Men do not have to cook their food; they do so for
symbolic reasons to show they are men and not beasts.
- Edmund Leach

The act of bell ringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions.
It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people.
- Ezra Pound

Poetry, the genre of purest beauty, was born of a truncated woman:
her head severed from her body with a sword,
a symbolic penis.
- Andrea Dworkin

If you look closely you can see that they are all interconnected,
symbolic of a never-ending circle in which it is simply
impossible for the dog to catch the rabbit.
- Kit Williams

The entrance into Jerusalem has all the elements of
the theatre of the absurd:
the poor king;
truth comes riding on a donkey; symbolic actions -
even parading without a permit!
- David Kirk

Aside from that reservation, a fictive tale even has
the advantage of manifesting symbolic necessity more
purely to the extent that we may believe its conception arbitrary.
- Jacques Lacan

One can hardly be Indian and not know that almost every accent,
which hand you eat your food with, has some deeper symbolic truth,
reality.
- Anish Kapoor

Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit,
deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning.
- Charles Eastman

Scientific reality is the modern human condition,
and you can see that in the symbolic nature of my work.
- Thom Mayne

The symbolic view of things is a consequence of long absorption in images.
Is sign language the real language of Paradise?
- Hugo Ball

Everybody in Hollywood loves symbolic gestures.
- Drew Carey

In recent decades this symbolic or metaphorical lyric
has given way to one which leans toward metonymy.
- Thomas Harrison

I feel the symbolic world is the nub of a problem for an artist.
- Anish Kapoor

It's going to be a symbolic thing.
But for me, they did enough.
- Rosie Ruiz

In a novel, my feelings and sense of outrage can find
a broader means of expression which would be more symbolic
and applicable to many European countries.
- Antonio Tabucchi

Man's ultimate concern must be expressed symbolically,
because symbolic language alone is able to express the ultimate.
- Paul Tillich

Reconciliation requires changes of heart and spirit,
as well as social and economic change.
It requires symbolic as well as practical action.
- Malcolm Fraser

Roots is not just a saga of my family.
It is the symbolic saga of a people.
- Alex Haley

As is known, it is in the realm of experience inaugurated
by psychoanalysis that we may grasp along what imaginary
lines the human organism,
in the most intimate recesses of its being,
manifests its capture in a symbolic dimension.
- Jacques Lacan

Tattoos are like stories - they're symbolic of the
important moments in your life.
Sitting down, talking about where you got each tattoo and what it symbolizes,
is really beautiful.
- Pamela Anderson

I get myself a gig somewhere, whether it's in a club,
whether it's in a bar, it doesn't matter,
and I just work on New Year's Eve because I always
feel it's very symbolic for me for the next year,
for the new year.
- Debbie Harry

What was new was the symbolic force of the targets struck.
The attackers did not just physically cause the highest
buildings in Manhattan to collapse;
they also destroyed an icon in the household imagery of the American nation.
- Jurgen Habermas

In just the same way the thousands of successive positions
of a runner are contracted into one sole symbolic attitude,
which our eye perceives, which art reproduces,
and which becomes for everyone the image of a man who runs.
- Henri Bergson

The fact that the same symbolic programming primitives
work for those as work for math kinds of things,
I think, really validates the idea of symbolic programming
being something pretty general.
- Stephen Wolfram

The most important precedents deal with the whole idea
of symbolic programming -
the notion of setting up symbolic expressions that
can represent anything one wants,
and then having functions that operate on both their structure and content.
- Stephen Wolfram

We humans are an extremely important manifestation of the replication bomb,
because it is through us - through our brains,
our symbolic culture and our technology -
that the explosion may proceed to the next stage and
reverberate through deep space.
- Richard Dawkins

I'm not playing myself.
It's a symbolic situation, where I want to introduce
a fascist behind the table.
I couldn't have had anybody else do that;
for it to be successful,
I had to do it myself.
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf

On a scale personal enough to be felt by all,
but big enough to be symbolic, the two irreconcilable faiths of our time -
Communism and Freedom -
came to grips in the persons of two conscious and resolute men.
- Whittaker Chambers

What they will try to do is get symbolic victories.
Symbolism is important to them.
They have little else.
But they will strike, I believe, at centers of media,
of financial, of American power, of American culture;
and that is where we should place our bet.
- James T. Walsh

I think the Bravo test is really important for a number of reasons.
It's kind of symbolic.
It raises a lot of the issues that are related to the
whole controversy over nuclear testing.
- Martha Smith

So we in Congress have a very clear choice.
We can take largely symbolic action and sit back and
fiddle while Americans burn more gasoline.
Or we can pass concrete, effective legislation that
will save consumers money while significantly reducing U.S.
oil consumption.
- Sherwood Boehlert

The search for the symbolic value of phonemes,
each taken as a whole, runs the risk of giving rise
to ambiguous and trivial interpretations because phonemes are complex entities,
bundles of different distinctive features.
- Roman Jakobson

Today's terrorists are pursuing a distinct route.
They are increasingly attacking civilians in symbolic targets,
such as those of economic importance,
or venues of bustling life like public transportation or entertainment,
like nightclubs.
- Cliff Stearns

I see some recurring themes: things that feel threaded together,
some symbolic references, and songs about some of the big questions,
like death.
There are a lot of references to weather,
too!
- Tracy Chapman

Regrets and their cousins, resentments,
are a huge cause of self-inflicted suffering.
Sometimes it takes years of psychotherapy
to gain freedom from regrets about what you did or did not do,
and freedom from resentment over what others did or did not do.
Sometimes it takes a lifetime of self-talk to remember
to put the past in the past where it belongs.
However, sometimes a simple symbolic act can help immeasurably
to grant ourselves freedom from the past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To me, there is something superbly symbolic in the fact that an astronaut,
sent up as assistant to a series of computers,
found that he worked more accurately and more intelligently than they.
Inside the capsule, man is still in charge.
- Adlai Stevenson

To speak, therefore, of an electric current in the nerves,
is to use quite as symbolic an expression as if we
compared the action of the nervous principle with light or magnetism.
- Johannes P. Muller

I wished to go completely outside and to make a symbolic
start for my enterprise of regenerating the life of
humankind within the body of society and to prepare
a positive future in this context.
- Joseph Beuys

Faith consists in being vitally concerned with that
ultimate reality to which I give the symbolical name of God.
Whoever reflects earnestly on the meaning of life is
on the verge of an act of faith.
- Paul Tillich

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every tomorrow has two handles.
We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety
or the handle of faith.
- Henry Ward Beecher

You must not lose faith in humanity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

You just have to have a simple faith.
- Jimmy Carter

Today is the bridge between acceptance and faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal,
and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
- Helen Keller

Can you imagine a life with no fear?
What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?
- Max Lucado

It is wonderful to have Faith,
but don't confuse trust with being gullible.
Balance trust with conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Maintain a balance between skepticism and faith.
Maintain a beginner mind. Be open to possibility.
Don't give in to skepticism,
but don't give in to fantasy either.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I will gather myself around my faith,
for light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If I am happy in spite of my deprivations,
if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith,
so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life.
If, in short, I am an optimist,
my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing.
- Helen Keller
...
Helen Keller (1880-1968) overcame being both deaf and blind
to become a famous author, lecturer, and activist
for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and ending war.

Non-violence is the article of faith.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If patience is worth anything,
it must endure to the end of time.
And a living faith will last
in the midst of the blackest storm.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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