Creatures Quotes by BeBe Zahara Benet, Jules Verne, George Horne, Gary Paul Nabhan, Rachel Carson, David Quammen and many others.
Sin will be always acting
, if we be not always mortifying, we are lost
Man is the only creature who has a nasty
The man who submits to violence is debased by his compliance
; but when he submits to that right of authority
which he acknowledges in a fellow creature, he rises
in some measure above
the person who give the command
Every man is a creature of the age
in which he lives and few
are able to raise themselves
above the ideas
of the time.
Among all the creatures of creation
, the gods favor us: We are the only ones who can empathize
with their problems.
The origin of all power is in the people, and they have an incontestable right to check
the creatures of their own creation.
The creatures I seek do not want
to be seen.
If there were creatures on Uranus – and I don’t think there are – seasonal affective disorder
would be a lifetime thing
No human creature can give orders
! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world
, That has such people in’t!
I am really a sea creature. Just a mammal that lost its fins
All creatures come into the world bringing
with them the memory of justice
that the purpose
for which a man lives is the improvement of the man himself, so that he may go out of this world having, in his great sphere
or his small one, done
some little good for his fellow creatures and labored a little to diminish
the sin and sorrow
that are in the world.
The daemonic-divine object may appear to the mind an object of horror
, but at the same time
it is no less something that allures with a potent charm
, and the creature, who trembles before it, utterly
cowed and cast
down, has always at the same time the impulse
to turn to it, nay
even to make it somehow
Actors are such wonderful creatures and such wonderful instruments. It’s always different on the page
, or in my head
. I hear
. I see it differently. And then, you give it to an actor
and it comes alive, in a way that you didn’t expect
, on the other hand
to give account
of the interconnexion of processes
which are evinced by our own consciousness, or which we infer from such manifestations of the bodily life in other creatures as indicate
the presence of a consciousness similar
to our own.
Men are creatures with two legs
What is the meaning of human life
, or, for that matter, of the life of any creature? To know the answer
to this question
means to be religious
. You ask
: Does it make any sense, then, to pose this question? I answer: The man who regards his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unhappy
fit for life.
I’m a lazy
creature when I’m not acting.
Of all God’s creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave
of the leash
. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed
with the cat it would improve
the man, but it would deteriorate
I was the kind of child who always poked around wherever there was fear: to see what kind of a creature fear was.
Any time IвЂ™m not shooting
off to a clichГ©d, two-bit creature of the night like you
, itвЂ™s because IвЂ™m up to something.
Belief systems have flourished because they have facilitated the interests of the creatures involved
In the same way, there is some creature gnawing away
inside of me, urging me to do things in different ways
I begin to love this little creature, and to anticipate
as a fresh twist
to a knot
, which I do not wish to untie.
Not a creature was stirring
, not even an elf.
God is the source
of life and light and joy to the universe. Like rays of light
from the sun, like the streams
of living water bursting
from a living spring, blessings
flow out from Him to all His creatures. And wherever the life of God is in the hearts
of men, it will flow out to others in love and blessing
Live with your century
; but do not be its creature.
Like living creatures, automobiles expired
when their environment
with their own excreta. We ourselves are living creatures. We don’t want the same to happen
Life is everywhere. The earth is throbbing with it – it’s like music
. The plants
, the creatures, the ones we see, the ones we don’t see, it’s like one, big, pulsating symphony
There’s a lot of neuroscience
the question, ‘Is all the intelligence in the human body
in the brain?’, and they’re finding
out that, no, it’s not like that. The body has intelligence itself, and we’re much more of an organic
creature in that way.
I don’t understand women who don’t love women. I love women. I just think they are magnificent
Can we ignore
what is going on around us, can we disconnect
ourselves, our own material situation, our spiritual selves, who we are
, can we disconnect that from history and the social context
of our lives
? The older I get, the more I’m convinced that we cannot
, that we are social creatures.
I’ve always felt that animals are the purest
spirits in the world. They don’t fake
, and they are the most loyal
creatures on Earth. And somehow we humans think we’re smarter-what a joke
My mouth gaped and I think I might
have whimpered. The Norns had obliterated him completelyвЂ”a creature theyвЂ™d known for centuries
вЂ”because of me. It was like watching Rudolph
by Santa Claus
God is a kind Father. He sets
us all in the places where he wishes
us to be employed
. He chooses work for every creature which will be delightful
to them if they do it simply
and humbly. He gives us always strength enough
and sense enough for what he wants
us to do.
The true test of anyone’s worth as a living creature is how much
he can utilize what he has.
I mean, being a child was being a child, was being a creature without power, without pocket money
, without escape routes
of any kind. So I didn’t want to be a child.
To say we love God as unseen
and at the same time exercise cruelty
toward the least creature moving
by His life or by life derived
from Him, was a contradiction in itself.
The creatures outside
looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.
The flesh is sweeter
, where the creature has some chance for its life; for that reason
, I always use a single ball
, even if it be at a bird
or a squirrel
, it saves
lead, for, when a body knows how to shoot
, one piece
of lead is enough for all, except hard-lived animals.
have just buried
yuppie, a pathetic creature who had not heard the news
that the great pendulum
of public consciousness has just swung from Greed to Compassion and from Tex-Mex to meatballs
All the best, Sydney
P.S. “The Red Hurricane
” is what I named
. P.P.S. Just because I like you, it doesn’t mean I still don’t think you’re an evil creature of the night. You are.
To withdraw from creatures and repose
with Jesus in the Tabernacle
is my delight; there I can hide myself and seek rest. There I find a life which I cannot describe
, a joy which I cannot make others comprehend, a peace
such as is found only under the hospitable roof
of our best Friend.
We have to wonder, if there is a multiverse
, in some other patch
of that multiverse are there creatures?
The human being is a most curious
creature. He thinks
he has got one soul, and he has got dozens
I was raised
with – to respect animals and to be aware of nature, to understand that we share
this planet with other creatures – have had a huge impact
I suddenly realized
, for me, was just being honest
, and playing
it for real. I’ve seen so many wonderful actors
who turn into creatures from another planet when they’re told they are supposed
to be playing comedy.
The horse is, like man, the most beautiful and the most miserable of creatures.
Only a creature that can think symbolically about life can conceive
of its own death. Our knowledge of death is part of our knowledge of life.
Manners are the shadows of virtues; the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love, and respect.
If a man is not peaceful and non-violent, whichever religion he belongs
to, he is not a man! Violence degrades man to a low-degree creature!
ItвЂ™s an important
time to be writing about the connections we share with our fellow creatures. ItвЂ™s a great time
to be alive.
The creatures that want to live a life of their own, we call wild. If wild, then no matter how harmless, we treat them as outlaws, and those of us who are specially well brought
up shoot them for fun.
creatures like us, on our way to a heart, a brain, and courage
is not the end of our journey but only the beginning
– not home but the place through which we must pass
if ever we are to reach home at last.
We’re the only creature God ever created that doesn’t want to adapt
. We want to make it stand
still. And one thing that’s constant is nature is constantly changing
I’ve been on this earth for sixty-six years, and I’ve reached
and it’s a fact: women are strange
It’s the lie
of evolution that all man are just evolved and that they’re all equal, and that all creatures are equal.
‘Legend of the Seeker
‘ – it has new and interesting creatures and magic, but it’s the stories
Under the dominion of the priests
our earth became the ascetic
planet; a squalid den careering through space, peopled by discontented and arrogant
creatures, who were disgusted with life, abhorred their globe
as a vale of tears
, and who in their envy
of beauty and joy did themselves as much harm as possible
What should happen is a little voice in your head, like Jimmy Cricket
, will go ‘But Russell
, that bird, that’s a creature like you, if you kill it it’ll be all sad’ and you go ‘F***, alright
. I won’t kill it then.’
In my breaking through…I transcend all creatures and am neither God nor creature…for in this breaking through I find that God and I are both the same.
I am the best-natured creature in the world, and yet I have already killed three, and of these three two were priests.
People call Kong
“a monster.” He’s not. There’s nothing evil about Kong. He’s just another creature who has opened
up a little bit
of his heart to Ann and it proves to be his undoing
The more completely we focus
on our Creator and Lord, the less chance there is of our being distracted
that we assist
the animals, when they need our help. Each being (human or creature) has the same right of protection
I suppose I’m trying to build
an architecture that’s as timeless
as possible, although
we’re all creatures of our age.
One of the pitfalls
of writing about illness is that it is very easy
to imagine people with cancer
these wise, beyond-their-years creatures or else these sad-eyed, tragic
people. And the truth is
people living with cancer are very much like people who are not living with cancer.
Time and space are fragments
of the infinite for the use of finite
The whole world
yearns after freedom
, yet each creature is in love with his chains
; this is the first paradox and inextricable knot of our nature.
Self-preservation, nature’s first great law
, all the creatures, except man, doth awe.
My dad is a farmer
, so I used to love
watching ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ – that’s where I got most of my death and drama
Every living creature is the son of the supreme Lord, and He does not tolerate
even ants being killed
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture
and death of his fellow creatures is amusing
A belief in God’s universal
love to all his creatures, and that he will finally restore
all of them that are miserable to happiness
, is a polar
truth. . . It establishes the equality of [humanity
]. . .
Every great action is extreme when it is undertaken. Only after it has been accomplished
does it seem possible to those creatures of more common stuff.
The history of fiction
is about family
– an inexhaustible subject for literature. We are creatures driven by emotions that are on high display in intimate relations – inside the family.
All Nature is linked
together by invisible bonds
and every organic creature, however
low, however feeble, however dependent, is necessary to the well-being of some other among the myriad
forms of life.
The bitterest creature under heaven
is the wife
who discovers that her husband’s bravery is only bravado
, that his strength is only a uniform
, that his power is but a gun
in the hands of a fool.
It is understood that nonhuman creatures adapt to their places or they don’t live. And for some reason that I can’t figure
out, even the biologists have excused our own species from that obligation
. I think there’s going to be a biological penalty
to be paid
for that eventually.
Two-legged creatures we are supposed to love as we love ourselves. The four-legged, also, can come to seem pretty
important. But six legs are too many from the human standpoint
Women are wonderful. They’re amazing
creatures. You can never learn enough! They’re addicting in the most amazing
Prayer is the breath
of the new creature.
as a lonesome
kind of enterprise
that has very little to do with human feelings and the things that excite people day-to-day about each other. Yet physicists in their own working
environment are very social creatures.
He who fears
death either fears to lose
all sensation or fears new sensations. In reality, you will either feel nothing at all, and therefore nothing evil, or else, if you can feel any sensations, you will be a new creature, and so will not have ceased to have life.
The first measn by which He draws
, that affinity which brings creatures of the same species together, and like to its like. With this cord of affinity He drew
men to the Godhead, Whom He always resembles
. In order that God may draw more to Himself, and forget His wrath.
When God wanted
to create the horse, he said to the South
Wind, “I want to make a creature of you. Condense.” And the Wind condensed
are not that dirty. And they’re smart
, strange little creatures. They just need love
Most of what we know about human evolution
comes from these: the fossilized bones of our ancestors
. With their help, we’ve traced our evolution from small furry
creatures to the big-brained beings we’ve become today
. But bones can’t tell us everything.
Nine years after I had my own accident
, I find that in trying to go back to doing those things that I used to do just doesn’t fit. Everything seems
to just fall apart. I don’t know why but I think it is because I am this new creature.
, remember that someday
you will meet
a frog who will turn into a handsome
prince.” “Good,” Beatrix said. “Because all she’s met so far
who turn into frogs
.” “Mr. Bayning is not a frog,” Poppy protested. “You’re right,” Beatrix said. “That was very unfair
to frogs, who are lovely creatures.
Humans can be the most affectionate
of creatures, yet they’re potentially
than any other. They are the only ones who can be persuaded
to hate millions of their own kind whom they have never seen and to kill as many as they can lay their hands on in the name of their tribe
or their God.
We poor creatures are born for man’s pleasure and amusement
, and destined
to go through endless sufferings and trials
That we can call these delicate creatures ours
And not their appetites!
Animals have genes for altruism
, and those genes have been selected in the evolution of many creatures because of the advantage
they confer for the continuing
survival of the species.
I’m a creature of the night for God’s sake
And she wants me home by eleven
My practice is focused
; the relationships between people and other creatures, between people and our bodies, between creatures and the environment, between the artificial and the natural.
I have such love to the point
of people and their minds
, and I’m constantly trying to find the beauty in things, and I think people are such unique and complex creatures.
Elephants are magnificient creatures.
Nature’s great law, and the law of all men’s minds? To its own impulse every creature stirs: Live by thy light, and Earth will live by
Love is a capricious
creature which desires everything and can be contented
with almost nothing.
The ocean was the best place
, of course. That was what she loved most. It was a feeling of freedom like no other, and yet a feeling of communion
with all the other places and creatures the water touched
We are narrative
creatures, and we need narrative nourishment-nar rative catechisms.
The reason I know I’m different to other people is I’m awake
in the night, like all mythical creatures.
you to the world for being a wild and inspiring place, full of odd
creatures, strange people, and mysterious cities
. I hope
by and by to know you better.
For man is not the creature and product
of Mechanism; but, in a far truer
sense, its creator and producer
A wild creature is not subject to any will except its own
To define a man: he must be a creature who makes me feel that I am a woman.
We should ask God to help us toward manners
. Inner gifts
do not find their way to creatures without just respect.
Were God to show
grace to all of Adam’s descendants
, men would at once conclude
that He was righteously compelled to take them to heaven as meet compensation
the human race to fall into sin. But the great God in under no obligation to any of his creatures, least of all to those who are rebels
When you start to think about politicians
, you’ve got to realize these are strange creatures. Other than the fact that they can’t tell directions
, and they have very strange breeding
habits, how do you actually work with these things?
It can be so terrifying to open
yourself up to true love
. That love can be with your mate, with your child, with yourself, because we are ultimately
little creatures in this world.
man has no reference
point to define himself. 20th century
philosophy manifests the chaos of man seeking to understand himself as a creature with dignity while having no reference point for that dignity.
Mankind are very odd creatures:
one half censure
what they practice,
the other half
practice what they censure;
the rest always say and do as they ought.
A greater number of God’s creatures believe in Mahomet’s word at this hour than in any other word whatever. Are we to suppose that it was a miserable piece of spiritual legerdemain, this which so many creatures of the almighty
have lived by and died by?
loves my hair almost as though it is a creature unto
itself, as though it has a soul to call its own, as though it could love him back.
Yes, yes, mistress
, I shall go and accomplish your task. OnlyвЂ”I was not only sent to kill the Leucrotta. There is a maiden in a tower
вЂ”” At this the Witch spat, again rolling
eyes. “Those revolting
creatures are always getting themselves locked
up. If only they would stay that way.
I would advise
you to write, my dear
friend, because with your active
nature, solitude is simply intolerable
to you, and after some time your solitude would become perhaps attractive
if you were to people it with creatures of your own fancy.
tend to skew towards
fantasy was, which is that the humans, the Hobbits, and the cute
creatures are the good guys
, and everything that’s ugly
are the bad
, beautiful looking creatures. With really ugly temperaments.
little creature, so beautiful, It was as if a gate
of Heaven opened as she came in.
The law, moreover
enjoins us to bring up all our offspring
, and forbids women to cause abortion
of what is begotten, or to destroy it afterward; and if any woman appears
to have so done, she will be a murderer
of her child, by destroying a living creature, and diminishing
There cannot be perfect civilization until
Man realizes that the rights of every living creature are as sacred
as his own.
Inspire me with love for my art and for thy creatures. In the sufferer let me
see only the human being.
Sekhmet crawled onto
to purr. ‘The creature oozes like a furry slug,’ said Ramses, eyeing it without favor.
I am a weak
, ephemeral creature made of mud
. But I feel all the powers of the universe whirling within
I don’t want you to leave Which is exactly why I should. But don’t worry
. I’m essentially a selfish
creature. I crave
your company too much to do what I should.
We are creatures like everything else in our world
There are very few horror shows, where you have a long running
arc. Most horror shows play
as a sort of an anthology
. Buffy – a terrific
show – had the-demon-of-the-week. Twilight Zone
– X Files
– these things had an anthology approach
. Our show is a long running drama with the same creatures every week.
I’m not a creature of habit. I like to find things from unexpected
Since we humans have the better brain, isn’t it our responsibility to protect
our fellow creatures from, oddly
For if animals are God’s creatures, we have no absolute rights over them, only the duty to look after them as God would look after them. To stand with Jesus is to reject
our view of ourselves as gods and lords
of creation. We are to honor
life for the sake of the Lord of life.
Is there any instinct more deeply implanted in the heart of man than the pride
of protection, a protection which is constantly exerted for a fragile
and defenceless creature?
We are bemused and crazed creatures, strangers
to our true selves, to one another, and to the spiritual and material world
– mad, even, from an ideal standpoint we can glimpse
but not adopt
We have been given the gift
of life in this perplexing
world to become who we ultimately are: creatures of boundless
compassion, and wisdom.
TO fear God, is one of the first and greatest Duties of his rational Creatures.
He who cannot obey
himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures.
One can descend
by imperceptible degree from the most perfect creature to the most shapeless matter, from the best-organised animal to the roughest mineral
I will never fully
understand; that is the nature of such creatures. Or is this Inner Truth now, this that is happening to me? I will wait. I will see. Which it is. Perhaps it is both.
I think there is something for all of us where you find a balance in your life, where you feel that everything you do isnt about your own creature comforts
your own appetites. Some of it has to be directed outward
and there is a huge satisfaction in that.
I’m a creature of habit. I go to restaurants
all the time and stuff.
Pandaemonium was inhabited by creatures quite convinved that the great Satan had their best interests at heart
. Poor little devils.
The house ghost
is usually a harmless and well-meaning
creature. It is put up with as long as possible. It brings good luck
to those who live with it.
recognizes no sin it only recognizes error
. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner
, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
A human being has been given an intellect to make choices
, and we know there are other food sources that do not require the killing of a creature that would protest
These are the moments which are not calculable, and cannot be assessed in words; they live on in the solution
of memory, like wonderful creatures, unique of their own kind, dredged up from the floors
of some unexplored
The only reason that we humans and all creatures have made it
thus far is because of the lessons
learned consciously and unconsciously through the challenges
we have been through.
So in sum, what are we? We are the creatures that know and know too much. That leaves
us with such a burden
again we have a choice
, to laugh or cry
. No other animal does either. We do, depending
on the season and the need.
When you’re at peace with your life and in a state of tranquility, you actually send
out a vibration
of energy that impacts
all living creatures, including
plants, animals and even babies.
It’s more eerie
to be alone in a city
that’s lit up and functioning than one that’s a tomb
. If everything were silent
, one could almost pretend
to be in nature. A forest. A meadow. Crickets and birdsong
. But the corpse
of civilization is as restless
as the creatures that now roam
Well, the truth is that we are all mystical
and that there is something going on that can’t be explained
. Outside of the day-to-day stuff like getting up going to work
, we all have something going on within us, and we all know that there is something going on – we’re spiritual creatures and we are very powerful
You’re good at love,” she said simply, because it seemed
to her that it was true. “I’m not so good at love. I’m like a barbed creature. I push
everyone I love away.” He shrugged. “I don’t mind you pushing
me away if it means you love me
, little sister
In A Man With a Pipe
, my brother observed
that although my father had been seen as intellectual and my mother more a creature of temperament, she had often
been the more levelheaded of the two. In sum, we miss
them as we love them, equally and always.
I’d gone into that restaurant
and sat down and the waitress
had taken my order and everybody
else had seen me with this what must have looked like this creature, this animal, sitting on the top
of my head!
politics is, at bottom, a struggle not of men but of forces. The men become every year more and more creatures of force, massed about central powerhouses. The conflict
is no longer between the men, but between the motors
the men, and the men tend to succumb
to their own motive forces.
I believe in humanity. We are an incredible
species. We’re still just a child creature, we’re still being nasty to each other. And all children go through those phases
. We’re growing
up, we’re moving into adolescence
now. When we grow up
– man, we’re going to be something!
Human creatures, living in the circle of their intimates and friends, are too apt to remain
in ignorance of the comments
which may be made of what they say
and do in the world at large
. I entertain
a great horror of this ignorance.
She seemed like a creature made to attract
everyone and express nothing real, though it would take a master observer
, like Magnus, to know it.
We are creatures of the earth and live on this planet through the powers of the sun and moon
and through all facets
of nature so I want our odyssey
to the ‘Metal
Galaxy’ to be one that we constantly appreciate
how much we are able to travel
the world through the power of music
You cannot love a fellow creature fully till you love God.
The mineral world is a much more supple
world than could be imagined
by the science of the ancients. Vaguely analogous to the metamorphoses of living creatures, there occurs in the most solid rocks
, as we now know, perpetual
transformation of a mineral species.
Why does she want me
asked the cat. “Why does she want me to stay here with her?” “She wants something to love, I think,” said the cat. “Something that isn’t her. She might want something
to eat as well. It’s hard to tell with creatures like that.
Without love we could not survive. Human beings are social creatures,
and a concern for each other is the very basis
of our life together
Let a man fear, above all, me, his God, and so much the gentler will he become toward my creatures and animals, on whom, on account of me, their Creator, he ought to have compassion.
Emotions are the color
of life; we would be drab creatures indeed without them. But we must control these emotions or they will control us.
I cannot face my God much longer knowing that his black creatures are held separate and distinct
from his white creatures in the game
that has given me all that I can call my own.
For know that all the inferior Creatures when hurt do cry and send forth the complaints to their Maker or grand Fountain whence
I have been studying how I may compare
This prison where I live unto the world; And, for because the world is populous, And here is not a creature but myself, I cannot do it. Yet I’ll hammer it out.
We are the most amazing creatures that this world has ever produced
, but we seem to also have this herd mentality
; we seem to be the most stupid
We were an extraordinary
paradox. We are finite creatures made for the infinite.
themselves with pride and egotism
as best they can. The process
is analogous to using sandbags and loose
timbers to protect a house against flood
. Writers are vulnerable creatures like anyone else
. For what do they have in reality? Not sandbags, not timbers. Just a flimsy reputation
and a name.
On a sea floor
that looks like a sandy
mud bottom, that at first glance might appear to be sand and mud, when you look closely
and sit there as I do for a while and just wait, all sorts of creatures show themselves, with little heads popping
out of the sand. It is a metropolis
Children can be the most cruel creatures alive. They have the herd instinct of prejudice
against any outsider
, and they are merciless
in its indulgence.
Wherever men are noble, they love bright colour
; and wherever they can live healthily, bright colour is given themвЂ”in sky, sea, flowers, and living creatures.
Remember always, he said, that nothing is as precious to us as the magnificent gift of life. Let the moon and the stars always remind
you of this-that though we are tiny creatures in this universe, we are filled
Every creature is a divine word because it proclaims God
I know that I am mortal and the creature of a day; but when I search out the massed wheeling circles
of the stars, my feet no longer touch the earth, but, side by side with Zeus
himself, I take my fill
, the food of the gods.
I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature.
But, ah me! where is the faultless human creature who can persevere
in a good resolution, without sometimes failing
and falling back?
of today is more than an improved camera
, he is more complex, richer
, and wider
. He is a creature on the earth and a creature within the whole, that is, a creature on a star among stars.
Most people have forgotten
how to live with living creatures, with living systems and that, in turn, is the reason why
he comes into contact
with nature, threatens to kill the natural system in which and from which he live.
We’re animals. We’re violent. We’re criminal. We’re not so far away
from the gorillas
and the apes
, those beautiful creatures.
Male and female have the power to fuse into one solid, both because both are nourished in both and because soul is the same thing in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.
Why don’t they cut
their own children’s ears into points
to make them look sharp? Why don’t they cut off their noses
to make them look plucky? One would be just as sensible
as the other. What right have they to torment
and disfigure God’s creatures?
Mankind must remember that peace is not God’s gift to his creatures; peace is our gift to each other.
Because itвЂ™s our duty to God to protect the rest of humanity from evil creatures of the night.
It is humanity’s destiny
to explore the universe. When we start thinking and working on that cosmic
level, we will transcend our parochial differences
and tribal natures
and become global creatures, solar
system creatures. Then we will figure out where we fit in.
Every creature in the world is like a book and a picture and a mirror
I just like the idea of this creature or a being on the roof, you know? It’s kind of spooky
I am a creature of my pen. My pen is the best of me
What is it that would make a creature as fierce
, majestic and powerful as a lion is, subject itself to the intimidation
of a man a whip
and a chair
? The lion has been taught to forget what it is.
that the day should ever come when, in the American mind, the thought of man as a consumer
shall submerge the old American thought of man as a creature of God, endowed with unalienable rights
I’m very concerned
for the future of the earth and its amazing creatures. We’ve got to be careful
and make sure we don’t foul
our own nest.
of a nation and its moral progress
can be judged by the way its animals are treated
. I hold
that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind.
Mahavira, the Jain patriarch
, surpassed the morality
of the Bible
with a single sentence
: Do not injure, abuse
, oppress, enslave, insult
, torment, torture, or kill any creature or living being. Imagine how different our world might be if the Bible contained this as its central precept
The most dangerous and wonderful creature alive is the human.
Marriage is not a union merely between two creatures – it is a union between two spirits; and the intention
of that bond is to perfect the nature of both.
The monsters and creatures were always scarier when they felt very real and tangible
, and there’s something about CG that lessens the impact of it.
The love of power comes from a lack of the most important power, that of living a life of eternity
with every creature.
is good in the sense that when you bring a child to a restaurant in Italy, they’re happy to see it. The waiters will say “complimenti” and welcome
you and dote after the kid. They don’t treat you like you just brought in this horrible probably soon-to-be-squealing creature who’s going to be difficult
In ‘Self Comes to Mind’ I pay a lot of attention to simple creatures without brains
or minds, because those ‘cartooned abstractions of who we are’ operate
the same principles
that we do.
How dangerous are those sea animals with bad reputations? A few actually kill. A few maim. Some are poisonous
when eaten by man. Most sting, stab,or poison
and cause mild
to severe discomfort
to man. Yet man is one of the larger
beings that sea creatures encounter, and these poisons usually can’t kill him.
When I was about 13 I realised
girls weren’t going to kiss
me because I was a gigantic
, weird looking creature from the depths
. I was like 6 ft. aged 11.
religion is to rise to universal brother hood; aye to consider all creatures your equals
We have forgotten how to be good guests
, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.
Yeah I know you’re a creature of the night. Bringer of death, sucker
of blood, needer of tans, so on and so forth. And oddly enough, I’m still unimpressed.
A Church worshipping as a Creature of the Word doesn’t show up to perform or be entertained
; she comes desperate
for grace, receiving
from The Lord and the body of Christ, and then gratefully receiving what she needs as she offers her praise- the only proper response to the God who saves us.
One of the worst diseases
to which the human creature is liable
is its disease of thinking.
Adam was created, as it were, intoxicated
with rejoicing toward God and was delighted
also with all the other creatures.
We’ve restored life where life was extinct
. It’s no longer sufficient
to bring the dead back to life. We must create from the beginning, we must build up our own creature, build it up from nothing.
He began to realize that you cannot even fight happily
with creatures that stand upon a different mental
basis to yourself.
But perhaps the most important lesson
I learned is that there are no walls
between humans and the elephants except those that we put up ourselves, and that until we allow not only elephants, but all living creatures their place in the sun, we can never be whole ourselves.
Because we are intelligent creatures-meaning that we are freed from instinctive
and patterned behavior to a degree unparalleled
in the animal kingdom-we are capable of, and dependent on, using rational choice to decide
As the births of living creatures at first are ill-shapen, so are all innovations
, which are the births of time.
We are formed by environment and grace, by politics and prayer
, by church and conscience
. All God’s creatures conspire to teach
us as well. We stumble. We stutter
. We rise. We are lifted
We have lost confidence
in reason because we have learned that man is chiefly
a creature of habit and emotion.
Providence has so ordained it, that only two women have a true interest in the happiness of a man–his own mother, and the mother of his children. Besides these two legitimate kinds of love
, there is nothing between the two creatures except vain excitement
, painful and vain delusion.
A woman is a creature who has discovered
her own nature.
You see them? You see the things that float
about you and through you ever moment of your life? You see the creatures that form what men call the pure air and the blue sky
? Have I not succeeded
in breaking down
; have I not shown you worlds that no other living men have seen?
You cannot speak of ocean to a well-frog, the creature of a narrower sphere. You cannot speak of ice to a summer
insect, the creature of a season.
On fight night I feel alive and full of tingles. You feel your blood flow hot
but that’s how we like it. We’re mammals
, we’re warm-blooded creatures.
To say that ‘I will not be free till all humans (or all sentient creatures) are free’ is simply to cave
in to a kind of nirvana-stupor, to abdicate our humanity, to define ourselves as losers
A few hours of mountain climbing
make a blackguard and a saint two rather similar creatures.
The pre-human creature from which man evolved was unlike any other living thing in its malicious
viciousness toward its own kind. Humanization was not a leap
forward but a groping toward survival.
The fact is that no species has ever had such wholesale
control over everything on earth, living or dead, as we now have. That lays
upon us, whether we like it or not, an awesome
responsibility. In our hands now lies not only our own future, but that of all other living creatures with whom we share the earth.
Death will destroy my body, but my creatures will keep on living ever after
, in the years to come.
How endless is that volume
which God hath
written of the world! Every creature is a letter
, every day a new page.
When out fossil hunting
, it is very easy to forget that rather than telling you how the creatures lived, the remains you find indicate only where they became fossilized.
By the end of the 20th century, up to 90 percent of the sharks
, swordfish, marlins, groupers, turtles
, and many other large creatures that prospered in the Gulf for millions of years had been depleted
Nature, in her blind thirst
for life has filled every possible cranny of the rotting
earth with some sort of fantastic
I throw dignity out the window, and just become a creature of the moment on the stage. I act like I’d never act in real life
She was chosen,’ Mae
insists. No, you’re wrong,’ I say. ‘She was only a girl
.’… She was gone for some time. You were the only force that kept
her from turning completely. That’s magic. Perhaps the most powerful
I’ve seen.’ -In response to Felicity’s love for Pippa keeping
her from turning into a Winterland creature.
You get the feeling that on a lot of days the audience
for most music would kind of rather not be faced with the artist, especially because we’ve been educated
to think that the artist are these special creatures are otherwordly and aren’t like us.
Among creatures born into chaos, a majority will imagine an order, a minority
will question the order, and the rest will be pronounced insane.
The Past is such a curious Creature To look her in the Face A Transport
may receipt us Or a Disgrace-.
from eternity but God, and God is not the matter or a part of any creature, but only the maker.
not hope. I never was fainthearted before; but I cannot believe such a creature cares for me.
The creature born is the creature dying
The creature that wins
against its environment destroys itself.
It’s an appreciation
for life generally, every bit of life, the smallest
creature that lives in the intestines
of termites that make termite life possible – to the leaves that turn out oxygen
and grab carbon
dioxide and with water make simple sugars that feed much of the world. I mean, these are everyday miracles
I believe in one God, and no more; and I hope for happiness beyond this life
. I believe in the equality of humans; and I believe that religious duties consist
in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow creatures happy.
I think Alone in the Dark was too much an action creature movie than a horror creature movie.
The eye-is it not the mirror of the soul in all living creatures?
…the synagogin’, the tabernaclin’, the psalmin’, that goes on
in this hoose, that’s enough to break
the spirits o’ ony young creature.
I live with myself. I wake
up with myself, I eat, and I take a dump
with myself. I don’t see anything special there. I do all the same things
other human beings and creatures do. I don’t see any need to be telling the data
of the day of this particular human being by posting
it on online
. It’s not interesting to me.
Let the creatures other than man also breathe freely
. Remember that earth belongs to all the creatures living in this planet.
The more completely we focus
on our Creator and Lord, the less chance there is of our being distracted
I hate myself
, that I cannot believe it so constantly and surely
as I should; but no human creature can rightly know how
mercifully God is inclined toward those that steadfastly believe in Christ.
one more creature dizzy
No civilization is complete which does not include
of God’s creatures within the sphere of charity and mercy.
Grace can neither be bought
, earned, or won by the creature. If it could be, it would cease to be grace.
Man is the ant of the Universe; He is not an important creature, at least at the moment!
The glory of God shines
, indeed, in all creatures on high and below, but never more brightly
than in the cross.
The only one that’s appeared in my dreams is the one from Aliens. H.R. Giger’s version
of that Necronom was almost like a tic. It’s reptilian. That creature is like a baby
and tic combined
. It’s very frightening
. It scared
out of me, it really did.
The most optimistic thing that’s happened
is that as a society we’re beginning to recognize that there are many voices. When I began, thirty years ago
, the idea of one author
or the artist as being a solitary creature was really the only idea that there was.
God is ever before my eyes. I realize his omnipotence
and I fear His anger; but I also recognize his compassion, and His tenderness
towards His creatures.
If we cannot give freedom to every creature, let us
do nothing that will impose slavery
upon any other creature.
All God’s creatures are His family; and he is the most beloved of God who tries
to do most good to God’s creatures.
We both can be the most beautiful and benevolent
creatures on the planet, but then there’s another side that can be as harsh
and as ugly as the darkest
thing you could imagine seeing
I know, in my soul, that to eat a creature who is raised to be eaten, and who never has a chance to be a real being, is unhealthy
. It’s like…you’re just eating misery
. You’re eating a bitter
I love the creation of these things вЂ” I love the sculpting
, I love the coloring. Half the joy is fabricating the world, the creatures.
It wasn’t so much that I was afraid of the place itself, but I was afraid of the creatures who masqueraded as people.
I enjoy are the ones that are hard to read or ambiguous
or left-of-centre because it makes you look closer
and that’s what humans are like – quite mysterious creatures, hard to pinpoint
Man is an imitative creature.
We need to finally accept that all sentient creatures are deserving
rights. I define basic rights
as this -the ability to pursue
life without having someone else’s will involuntarily forced upon you.
Of all the creatures in the world that really frighten me – the hyena
in Africa, the great white shark
– leopard seals
are near the top of the list. They’re killers
. If my team spots
one, they’ll pull
me out of the water.
To turn a human being into a part-canine or lupine creature takes a good deal
I love monsters, I love creatures, I love beings, I love aliens
. That’s more supernatural
and more the stuff of fairy tales
. Fairy tales are as ancient as we are. I love those stories. I think they’re really interesting
because they always have more than simply the fright aspect
. There’s something deeply psychological.
How do we know that we have a right to kill creatures that we are so little above, as dogs, for our curiosity
or even for some use to us?
The body is your instrument in dance, but your art is
outside that creature, the body. I don’t leap and jump
anymore. I look at young dancers
, and I am envious
, more aware of what glories the body contains. But sensitivity
is not made dull by age.
Book love… is your pass to the greatest, the purest, and the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared
for His creatures.
Heav’n from all creatures hides the book of fate
, All but the page prescribed, their present state: From brutes
what men, from men what spirits know: Or who could suffer being here below?
There is hardly any contact more depressing
to a young ardent
creature than that of a mind in which years full of knowledge seem to have issued in a blank
absence of interest or sympathy
Human beings are the only creatures who are allowed to fail. If an ant fails
, it’s dead. But we’re allowed to learn from our mistakes
and from our failures
. And that’s how I learn, by falling flat
on my face and picking
myself up and starting
all over again.
Man is a Creature of a wilful Head,
And hardly driven is, but eas’ly led.
The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet
There is no more unfortunate creature under the sun than a fetishist who yearns for a woman’s shoe
and has to settle
for the whole woman.
Don’t you know no one can escape the power of creatures reaching
out with breath alone?
Of all earthly creatures, humans alone have the power to choose
. One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past nor in complaining
about the changes
which cause us discomfort, for change is the very essence of life
I get stopped
in the street
now and asked, What do I know you from?’ My first reaction
is to say All Creatures’ and they say no. I say Doctors
‘ and they say That’s it’ because they are so young. I have no complaints.
Ammu said that human beings were creatures of habit, and it was amazing the kind of things one could get used to.
Ah, there is nothing more beautiful than the difference between the thought about sinful creatures which is natural to a holy being, and the thought about sinful creatures which is natural to a self-righteous
being. The one is all contempt
; the other, all pity.
Of all creatures in this visible
world, light is the most glorious; of all light, the light of the sun without compare excels the rest.
as I do that man in the distant future will be a far more perfect creature than he now is, it is an intolerable thought that he and all other sentient beings
to complete annihilation after such long-continued slow progress
A new position
of responsibility will usually show a man to be a far stronger
creature than was supposed.
If we forgive God for his crime against us, which is to have made us finite creatures, He will forgive our crime against him, which is that we are finite creatures.
If a man carefully examine
his thoughts he will be surprised to find how much he lives in the future. His well-being is always ahead. Such a creature is probably immortal.
We are born spiritual creatures, with a body to feel and a mind, to fathom
As we put into all our schools more humane
education, and foster
the spirit of justice and kindness toward the “lower” creatures, just as soon shall we reach the roots
not only of cruelty but of crime.
I believe that creature is a changeling: she is a perfect cabinet
I could not have slept tonight
if I had left that helpless little creature to perish on the ground.
It is a pity that there are no big creatures to prey
on humanity. If there were enough dragons and rocs, perhaps mankind would turn its might against them. Unfortunately
man is preyed upon by microbes
, which are too small to be appreciated
But what really excited
me was the idea that humans had a tremendous
pre-history that went back millions of years. I wanted to go to Africa to find some of these creatures.
There are two books laid
before us to study, to prevent
our falling into error; first, the volume of the Scriptures
, which reveal
the will of God; then the volume of the Creatures, which express His power.
Basically, Urban Fantasy means D&D in New York
. Ordinary people have no idea
that they share the world with fantastic, supernatural creatures. It can’t just be vampires or werewolves; it has to be a whole continuum
of fantastic beings, with their own society within society.
I never really got into ‘The Munsters’ that much, but there was one aspect that was compelling
. That was Marilyn
. She was the only normal one among this group
When the artist is alive in any person, whatever his kind of work may be, he becomes an inventive
, self-expressing creature.
Heaven is by favor; if it were by merit
your dog would go in and you would stay out. Of all the creatures ever made (man) is the most detestable. Of the entire brood
, he is the only one… that possesses
malice. He is the only creature that inflicts pain
for sport, knowing it to be pain.
These creatures you call mice
, you see, they are not quite as they appear. They are merely the protrusion into our dimension of vastly hyperintelligent pandimensional beings.
Every other creature on the planet is doing its best. Only human beings hesitate
The man who sat on the ground in his tipi meditating
on life and its meaning, accepting
of all creatures and acknowledging
unity with the universe of things, was infusing into his being the true essence of civilization.
To the extent that we honor all aspects
of ourselves, we remove revulsion
, self-hate, horror, and terror from our lives. As whole human beings we are the creatures of the greatest complexity on this planet. Respect for this complexity includes our insisting
of the inconsistent
I’ve seen so many excellent
actors – excellent actors – who, the minute
they’re told they’re in a comedy, turn into God knows what – creatures from another planet! I mean they just… the voice changes, they don’t look the same, it’s like – it has no similarity
to any living human being, do you know
what I mean?
So you’ve got no name?” I asked. “They couldn’t think of one ugly enough?” The creature snarled, stepping
over the unconscious policeman
. “Set animal is too hard to say,” I decided. “I’ll call you Leroy.” Apparently
, Leroy didn’t like his name. He lunged.
If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.
People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification
for continuing the practice. According to this logic
, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since
this has also been done since the earliest
Preston, I don’t think this creature could ever find its way into your head. Quite apart from anything else
, it seems pretty crowded and complicated to me.
Man is the creature that cannot emerge
from himself, that knows his fellows only in himself; when he asserts the contrary, he is lying.
After I’d produced about two dozen
pen and ink drawings
, one evening
I decided that they needed poems
them. I still have no idea where that notion came from, but it took
me about two hours to produce verses
for these creatures.
You must live life
with the full knowledge that your actions
will remain. We are creatures of consequence.
If you can capture
a womans imagination, then you will have her. But imagination is a strange creature. It needs time and distance
The animals you eat are not those who devour
others; you do not eat the carnivorous beasts, you take them as your pattern. You only hunger for the sweet and gentle creatures which harm no one, which follow you, serve
you, and are devoured by you as the reward of their service
Compassion is the awareness
of a deep
bond between yourself and all creatures.
Can I ask you a question? You know with vampires and werewolves and goblins and things, is there any mythological creature that doesn’t actually exist?” “Of course,” he replied. “The unicorn
and the leprechaun
would be would be the two main ones. The Loch Ness Monster
isn’t real, either, that’s just someone called Bert.
No onslaught more fierce was ever seen in the savage world of beasts, where some desperate small creature armed
with little teeth
, alone, will spring upon a tower of horn
and hide that stands above its fallen mate.
What Soft–Cherubic Creatures–
These Gentlewomen are–
One would as soon assault
Or violate a Star
‘ is about a group of teens
that live inside this giant maze
. And outside the maze are these creatures that come out at night. The centerpiece of the maze where we stay is called the Glades, and we call ourselves the Gladers.
I think [H.P. Lovecraft
what he was dealing with, he was dealing with demons
. And he was dealing with creatures that’re suffering. There’s no way out of this suffering.
As God delights
in his own beauty, he must necessarily delight in the creature’s holiness
which is a conformity
to and participation
of it, as truly as [the] brightness of a jewel, held in the sun’s beams, is a participation or derivation of the sun’s brightness, though immensely
less in degree.
A man becomes the creature of his uniform.
God reveals herself through our relationships not only to other people but also to other creatures and nature.
What makes these creatures so awful
is the feeling that they can use us in ways too horrible to imagine-and yet, we DO imagine them, which makes it worse
than seeing it.
How ironical that it is by means of speech
that man can degrade
himself below the level of dumb creation — for a chatterbox
is truly of a lower category
than a dumb creature.
We are the only creatures that both laugh and weep. I think it’s because we are the only creatures that see the difference between the way things are and the way they might be.
We have abolished human bondage
because it cursed
those who imposed it. It is now our bounden duty to oppose
cruelty to those creatures of our common Father which share with man the mystery
The centuries are sprinkled with rare
magic with divine creatures who help us get past the common and extraordinary ills that beset us
We are not damned. We never were. Who under the sun has the right to damn any living breathing creature?
is a matter between man and his Maker who alone knows his creatures’ hearts. A conversion without a clean heart
is, in my opinion
, a denial
of God and Religion. Conversion without cleanliness
of heart can only be a matter of sorrow, not joy, to a godly
There is no creature so small and abject
, that it representeth not the goodness
People aren’t autonomous creatures. They’re under a lot of pressure
Love never asks
it will derive
from love. Love from its very nature is a disinterested
thing. It loves for the creature’s sake it loves, and for nothing else.
You think that I am impoverishing myself withdrawing
from men, but in my solitude I have woven
for myself a silken web
, and, nymph-like, shall ere long burst
forth a more perfect creature, fitted
for a higher
My dear Frodo
!вЂ™ exclaimed Gandalf. вЂHobbits really are amazing creatures, as I have said before. You can learn all that there is to know about their ways in a month
, and yet after a hundred years
they can still surprise you at a pinch
Tis pleasant purchasing
our fellow-creatures; And all are to be sold
, if you consider Their passions
, and are dext’rous; some by features Are brought up, others by a warlike leader; Some by a place–as tend their years or natures; The most by ready cash–but all have prices
, From crowns
to their vices
The object of our forest policy is not to preserve the forests
because they are beautiful-or because they are refuges for the wild creatures of the wilderness-but the making
homes-every other consideration
It is the last thing we learn, / listening
to the creature world.
The man with a heart cannot think about or see creatures without his eyes filling up
with tears because of the immense
compassion which seizes his heart.
Every visible and invisible creature is an appearance
It is easy to love perfection. The difficulty consists
in loving the human with his good and bad
. We mostly know as much as we love. Only loving God but not its creatures, you can never really know, neither really love.
Hippogriff, n. An animal (now extinct) which was half horse and half griffin. The griffin was itself a compound
creature, half lion and half eagle
. The hippogriff was actually, therefore, only one-quarter eagle, which is two dollars
and fifty cents
. The study of zoology
is full of surprises
Why is it that my heart is so touched whenever I meet a dog lost in our noisy streets
? Why do I feel such anguished pity when I see one of these creatures coming and going, sniffing
, despairing of even finding its master?
If men were to be destroyed
and the books they have written were to be transmitted to a new race of creatures, in a new world, what kind of record
would be found in them of so remarkable a phenomenon
as the rainbow
It seems almost incredible that the advocates of liberty should conceive of the idea of selling
a fellow creature to slavery.
But perhaps God’s purpose in the world (I am only thinking aloud
here) is to draw his creatures to him. And you have to admit
like this one at Virginia
Tech help to do that!
I have always thought that pandas
, in evolutionary
terms, are the most sophisticated animals in the world. They cannot look after themselves; they are useless at reproducing
. But to compensate
, they have managed to persuade
the most advanced
creatures on the planet – human beings – to care for their every need.
Most creatures in nature die consciously. Cobras
, for instance, choose a particular place on a particular branch
of the tree
. Many a times, I would try to force-feed them out of my misplaced
compassion, but they would just puke
and go back to sit on the same branch.
The only creature on earth whose natural habitat
is a zoo is the zookeeper.
One universe made up all that is; and one God in it all, and one principle
of being, and one law, the reason shared by all thinking creatures, and one truth.
as though “the Truth” were such an innocent and incompetent
creature as to require protectors!
It’s one of the reasons
politicians] why people’s confidence in the electoral
system has declined so much. They have all become shadowy political creatures
The overwhelming bulk
of the cosmos
is deathly quiet. But here and there
– on worlds where matter is thick and conditions
are right – noises
. And in some cases
, these noisy worlds may ring with the sounds
of life – the bleats and bellows of creatures we have never seen, but may someday discover.
Cruel birds, ravens
, but wise. And creatures should be loved for their wisdom if they cannot be loved for kindness.
Here is the basic question: Are we marionettes, or are we creatures of free will
who just happen to have a lot of jerky reflexes
And yet on the other hand unless warinesse be us’d, as good almost kill a Man as kill a good Book; who kills a Man kills a reasonable
creature, Gods Image, but hee who destroyes a good Booke, kills reason it selfe, kills the Image of God, as it were in the eye.
We know about man’s impact on the ocean in terms of fishing
and overfishing, but we don’t really know much about what’s happening underneath
the water. And in fact
has a role to play here, because shipping noise has contributed to damaging
habitats of ocean creatures.
or compassion, extends itself through the whole of existence and sympathizes with the distress
of every creature capable of sensation.
God’s creatures who cried
themselves to sleep stirred to cry again.
Men pass in front
of our eyes like butterflies, creatures of a brief
season. We love them; they are brave, proud
, beautiful, and clever.
, what wickedness
to swallow flesh into our own flesh, to fatten our greedy
bodies by cramming
in other bodies, to have one living creature fed by the death of another!
All that a pacifist
can undertake — but it is a very great deal
— is to refuse
to kill, injure or otherwise cause suffering to another human creature, and untiringly to order his life by the rule of love though others may be captured
Human evolution, at first, seems extraordinary. How could the process that gave rise to slugs
trees and fish produce a creature that can fly to the moon
and invent the Internet and cross the ocean in boats
What makes us different? We’re the creature that can decide not to do something that we are capable of doing.
Indeed, so far from being humorous
, the male American is the most abnormally serious
creature who ever existed.. It is only fair
to admit that he can exaggerate
, but even his exaggeration
has a rational basis. It is not founded
on wit or fancy; it does not spring from any poetic
Every creature is a word of God.
, of every creature, comes from the desire after something better.
I’m a creature of habit, so I like going to boutiques, rather than larger stores
, where I know I’ll find something that suits
me every time
I had four siblings. We were hiking
all the time. But camping
? No. I don’t like the idea of the creatures at night.
We are creatures of our thinking. We can talk ourselves into defeat
or we can talk ourselves into victory
Horses are creatures who worship the earth as they gallop
on feet of ivory
by the wonder of dying and birth, the horses still run, they are free.
Here’s what I like about God: Trees are crooked
, mountains are lumpy, a lot of his creatures are funny looking, and he made it all anyway
. He didn’t let the aardvark convince him he had no business designing
creatures. He didn’t make a puffer fish and get discouraged
, no, the maker made things – and still does.
We need another and a wiser
and a perhaps more mystical concept
the ways of humans: how to ruin
, how to hate, how to debase, how to humiliate
. And at the feet of my Master I learnt the highest of human skills
, the skill
no other creature owns: I finally learnt how to lie.
It’s fun because you can escape and learn about what other people’s minds have created. It inspires
you to think maybe
you could come up with a creature yourself. I like that.
You can’t statistically explain improbable
things like living creatures by saying that they must have been designed
because you’re still left to explain the designer
, who must be, if anything, an even more statistically improbable and elegant thing.
A man wasn’t equal to an animal, not one particle of him. Human life was stinking corrupt, and meanwhile
there were beautiful creatures who lived with delicacy
on the earth without doing anyone harm. “We should be dying.” the judge almost wept
Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.
Mind control won’t work on those who are really hardheaded. You knowвЂ¦ Creatures like you.
. I envy you. You think you can change things
. Stop the universe. Undo what was done long before you came along
. You are such beautiful creatures.
, the genes of women are flawed
. They are poorly
designed creatures who do not want to have sex nearly
as often as needed for the human race to get along peaceably and fruitfully.
Between the innocence
and the dignity of manhood
, we find a delightful creature called a boy….A boy is truth with dirt
on its face, beauty with a cut on its finger
, wisdom with bubble gum
in its hair and the hope of the future with a frog in its pocket.
Human beings are the only creatures on the planet that tell time and think they have to earn a living.
Human nature means battling
constantly between being completely self-absorbed and trying to be a communal
creature. Nature makes you a communal creature. The ultimate single-minded
creature is a cancer cell
. And mostly, we’re not made up of cancer cells
Unless we have courage
to recognize cruelty for what it is – whether its victim
is human or animal – we cannot expect things to be much better in the world.
We are called to live our baptism
every day, as new creatures, clothed in Christ.
was falling fast
, the stars began to blink I heard a voice it said Drink, pretty creature, drink’
Nothing has prepared sharks, squid, krill and other sea creatures for industrial-scale extraction
that destroys entire ecosystems
a few species.
In the desert I saw a creature, naked
, bestial, Who, squatting upon the ground, Held his heart in his hands, And ate of it. I said, вЂIs it good, friend?вЂ™ вЂIt is bitter вЂ” bitter,вЂ™ he answered, вЂBut I like it Because it is bitter, And because it is my heart.
The wolf is neither man’s competitor
nor his enemy
. He is a fellow creature with whom the earth must be shared.
There’s another game that Capcom, who make ‘Resident
Evil,’ have created called ‘Monster Hunter,’ which is these amazing, amazing creatures in these fantastical realms
, I’m very excited about that.
If you want to make a mythical creature, just take a regular animal and add
wings to it. A horse becomes a pegasus
, a lion becomes a griffin, and a hawk
… becomes a double hawk.
I will not have a sea creature destroyed, if I can help it. And I can help it.
I have been honoured
to serve the whales, dolphins
, seals – and all the other creatures on this Earth. Their beauty, intelligence, strength, and spirit have inspired me.
He lay on his chair with his hands clasped above his paunch not reading
, or sleeping
, but basking
like a creature gorged with existence.
We need, in a special way, to work twice
as hard to help people
understand that animals are fellow creatures, that we must protect them and love
them as we love ourselves…
Forgive my grief
for one removed Thy creature whom I found so fair I trust
he lives in Thee and there I find him worthier to be loved.
She doesn’t understand that a writer is a special creature–that I’m different from everyone else
. I’m not saying I’m superior
to other people, just more sensitive, I guess
What is emitted from the divine, though it be only like the reflection from the fire, still has the divine reality in itself, and one might almost ask what were the fire without glow, the sun without light, or the Creator without the creature?
I didn’t want to become some embittered old hack
getting his revenge
for the rest of my life. And I didn’t want to become some scared creature cowering in a corner. I remember telling myself not to carry the hatred around, although I know where it is. I have it in a trunk
to Jedi: The Making of a Saga
‘ was huge for me. Seeing how all the creatures were made, looking inside Jabba The Hut, all of the maquettes lined up, building
the world… ‘This is a job
?!’ I was always avidly watching special features and behind the scenes
, from whom all blessings flow! Praise Him, all creatures here below! Praise Him above, ye heavenly host
! Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost!
You can only make so much money in life and only enjoy so many creature comforts. The important thing
is to do something meaningful-to leave something behind.
Courage is resistance
to fear, mastery
of fear-not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment
to say it is brave; it is merely a loose application
of the word. Consider the flea
! – incomparably the bravest
of all the creatures of God, if ignorance of fear were courage.
How agreeable to watch
, from the other side of the high stile, this mighty creature, this fat bull
of Bashan, snorting, champing, pawing the earth, lashing the tail, breathing defiance
at heaven and at me … his heart hot with hate, unable to climb
I felt different from everyone else – like an alien. The looks I received
when I was 320 pounds
were ones usually reserved
for three-eyed monsters, half-man half-woman reptiles
, creatures with hideous rolls
of skin that sweated profusely and jiggled when they walked
. That last one really was me.
Evolution does not necessarily favor the longest-lived. It doesn’t necessarily favor the biggest
or the strongest or the fastest
, and not even the smartest
. Evolution favors
those creatures best adapted
to their environment. That is the sole
test of survival and success
Let us love dogs; let us love only dogs! Men and cats
Healing is impossible in loneliness
; it is the opposite of loneliness. Conviviality is healing
. To be healed
we must come with all the other creatures to the feast
of Creation. (pg.99, “The Body and the Earth”)
may be carried by creatures who are evil, dishonest
, violent or lazy. The true warrior
is good, gentle and honest. His bravery comes from within himself; he learns
his own fears and misdeeds
Human beings are the only creatures on earth that claim
a God and the only thing
that behaves like it hasn’t got one.
All cats can see futures, and see echoes
of the past. We can watch the passage
of creatures from the infinity of now, from all the worlds like ours, only fractionally different. And we follow them with our eyes, ghost things, and the humans see nothing.
I think that others can drive a creature to naughtiness, always accusing
them. After a while it must make the creature unhappy and drive him…to be naughty
, because nobody expects
them to be good.
Terror made me cruel; and finding it useless to attempt shaking
the creature off, I pulled
on to the broken pane, and rubbed it to and fro till the blood ran down and soaked the bedclothes.
I believe in helping
the planet survive, and that includes reaching out to help some of the disappearing creatures whose habitats we’re destroying. It’s up to us to somehow reverse
. I don’t know how we’ll achieve
it, but we need to.
‘ was such an extraordinary series and the ‘Making Of’… is fascinating: the creatures and stories behind the camera are just as fascinating as those in front. It’s a bit of a dream come true to be a part of the team in some small way.
Like the sea itself, the unconscious yields
an endless and self-replenishing abundance of creatures, a wealth
beyond our fathoming.
Joy all creatures drink At nature’s bosoms.
… produced a bizarre
eating era when sensible people insisted
that this miserable cheese produced by these miserable creatures reared on miserable hardscrabble earth was actually superior to the magnificent creamy cheeses of the noblest dairy
in the richest green valleys
of the earth.
I believe that where the love of God is perfected and the true spirit
of government watchfully attended
to, a tenderness toward all creatures will be experienced
, and a care felt in us that we do not lessen that sweetness of life
in the animal creation which the Great Creator intends for them under our government.
A poor creature who has said or done nothing worth a serious man
taking the trouble
[God] must become man precisely because he has done man a wrong. He, the guardian
of justice, knows that every wrong must be expiated, and Wisdom knows that moral law
is above even him. Because his creature has surpassed him he must regenerate himself
Human beings are the only creatures who have the ability to write down their goals
and design their future. And here is why most of us don’t. We’re trapped
either by regret
of the past or the routine of the present.
I’m only a four-dimensional creature. Haven’t got a clue
how to visualise infinity. Even Einstein
hadn’t. I know because I asked him
Human beings are strange creatures. As people come across
one another they produce various outcomes
. Good things, sometimes. And other times, bad.
In the distance a wolf howls. Let it come, I think. Beast will most likely simply howl
back, and the creature will either turn tail and run or fall into line behind him, like the rest of us have.
Most Americans know nothing about the African forest, and it seems to them a very scary, spooky dangerous place
. I’ve spent a lot of time in the forests of central Africa. I know they’re beautiful places
that contain a lot of different kinds
of creatures, including some that carry Ebola
When you’re kissing
on camera, it becomes an issue
visually. It looks like a skinny dinosaur
creature is trying to kiss someone. It doesn’t look good. It does not look like the classic romance kisses
. If an actress
is 5’3″ and I don’t bend
down to kiss her, she would probably be kissing my lower sternum.
All of earth’s creatures have, hidden within their beings, a wild uncontrollable urge
People who, not being in love
themselves, feel that a clever man
should only be unhappy about a person who is worth his while; which is rather like being astonished
that anyone should condescend to die of cholera at the bidding
of so insignificant a creature as the comma bacillus.
As the births of living creatures are at first ill-shapen, so are all innovations, which are the births of time.
Humans may be the only creatures on Earth who spend
significant time thinking about the fact that someday their lives will end.
Vampires were always able to transform into creatures of the night. The dark creatures like bats
have always been associated
with vampires and using the darkness to their own advantage.
Nature clasps all her creatures in a universal embrace; there is not one of them which she has not plainly furnished with all means necessary to the conservation
of its being.
I suppose you could never explain
to the most ingenous molusk that such a creature as a whale
And there is no living creature, though the whims of eons had put its eyes on boggling stalks and clamped it in a carapace, diminished it to a pinpoint and given it a taste
for mud and stuck
it down a well or hid it under a stone, but that creature will live on if it can.
And that wreched creature without hands or feet, who had to be put to bed
and fed like a child, that pitiable remnant of a man, whose almost vanished life was nothing more than one scream
of pain, cried out in furious indignation
: ‘What a fool one must be to go and kill oneself!’ ” – ‘Joy of Life
You run into a party and [a] woman comes up to you
. She’s the most beautiful creature you ever saw – Ava Gardner – and says, “I like you and why don’t we get together
?” What are you going to say, “No”? You’d have to be an idiot
. She was an incredible creature.
The true gourmet
, like the true artist
, is one of the unhappiest creatures existent. His trouble comes from so seldom
finding what he constantly seeks: perfection.
We have a deep need to affiliate, to be around people, and no creature on earth spends as much of its life depending on others
as we do
If plants could be credited with reasoning powers, we would marvel at the imaginative
ways they bribe
or ensnare other creatures to carry out their wishes.
, God, why did you take such trouble to force this creature out of its shell
if it is now doomed to crawl
back — to be sucked
back — into it?
Women can always think as much as they like, an’ they could get up
on a platform
an’ talk till they bust
, as long as they didn’t want the world to be made no better, an’ they wouldn’t be thought unwomanly. It’s soon as a woman wants any practical good done that she is considered a unwomanly creature.
Waves are the voices of tides. Tides are life,” murmured Niko. “They bring new food for shore creatures, and take ships
out to sea. They are the ocean’s pulse
, and our own heartbeat
“My burden is light,” said the blessed Redeemer
, a light burden indeed, which carries
him that bears it. I have looked through all nature for a resemblance
of this, and seem to find a shadow
of it in the wings of a bird, which are indeed borne
by the creature, and yet support her flight
What a beautiful world
God, in His loving kindness
to His creatures, has given us! What a shame that men endowed with reason and knowledge of right should mar His gifts.
Be of the disciples
of Aaron, loving peace and pursuing
peace, loving your fellow creatures and drawing
them near to the Law.
I happen to believe that most people – and this is where I differ from many of my contemporaries, or at least as they express themselves – I think that virtually
every human being is dramatically
interesting. Not only is he dramatically interesting, he is a creature of stature whoever
Man has much more to fear from the passions of his fellow-creatures, than from the convulsions of the elements.
Lying is our stock-in-trade as social creatures.
Without the great arts
which speak to the sense of beauty, a man seems to me a poor, naked, shivering creature. These are his becoming draperies, which warm and adorn
There cannot be a move glorious object in creation than a human being replete with benevolence, meditating in what manner
he might render himself most acceptable
to his Creator by doing most good to His creatures.
When you think about alien intelligences making art, you then have to think about what art is and how bound up it is in the nature of consciousness. Why do we make art? And what can we expect to have in common with other creatures in universe?
yourself. The part that I sell is the creature. The adorable
When dealing with people
, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.
Evolution did not intend
trees to grow singly. Far more than ourselves they are social creatures, and no more natural as isolated
specimens than man is as a marooned sailor
The happiness which God designs for His higher creatures is the happiness of being freely, voluntarily united to Him and to each other in an ecstasy of love and delight compared
with which the most rapturous love between a man and a woman on this earth is mere milk
and water. And for that they must be free.
The human being, creature of eyes, needs the image.
is a delicate and dangerous creature; I saw people who didn’t honor it, who refused
to take responsibility for it, get destroyed by it. I also saw that stardom
in and of itself was empty.
I did not want to be a tree, a flower
or a wave
. In a dancer
‘s body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic
creatures from another planet, but something of the miracle
that is a human being.
The sun exactly at noon
is exactly [beginning to] go down. And a creature when he is born is exactly [beginning to] die.
With wives, men hide behind the air of bravado, which is basically
a defence mechanism
, I think. Clever creatures, women. Very clever.