Itself Quotes by Joyce Carol Oates, Dolly Parton, Jawaharlal Nehru, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Keats, Steve Rushin and many others.
What is government
itself but the greatest of all reflections on human
I am happy to do anything that comes my way
, and I will always do my best in anything that presents
Education is not an end to itself. You need to know algebra
but also how to navigate
Not the fruit
of experience, but experience itself, is the end.
The man for me is the cherry
on the pie. But I’m the pie and my pie is good all by itself. Even if I don’t have a cherry.
My fear was not of death itself, but a death without meaning
Music is a language
in itself and the songs
have their own soul, every song
has its soul.
consciousness is therefore no longer pure consciousness; construed Objectively in this way, consciousness itself becomes something transcendent, becomes an event
in that spatial
world which appears
, by virtue
of consciousness, to be transcendent.
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
The unfed mind devours itself.
A song is anything that can walk
The first robot
in Neom will be Neom itself.
a government which is to be administered by men over men you must first enable
the government to control the governed
; and in the next
place oblige it to control itself.
It is not the fact of liberty
but the way in which liberty is exercised that ultimately
determines whether liberty itself survives.
The human being is in the most
literal sense a political animal
, not merely a gregarious
animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst
I like technology, but ‘Black Mirror’ is more what the consequences
are, and it doesn’t tend
to be about technology itself: it tends to be how we use or misuse
it. We’ve not really thought
through the consequences of it.
Human nature is not of itself vicious
Experience isn’t interesting
until it begins
to repeat itself. In fact, till it does that, it hardly
Unity can only be manifested by the Binary
. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two
Consciousness is an end in itself. We torture
ourselves getting somewhere
, and when we get
there it is nowhere
, for there is nowhere to get to.
When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.
Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent
than the one that went before it, and wiser
than the one that comes after it.
Poetry is a domestic
art, most itself when most at home.
Business is in itself a power.
What is unusual
about Earth is that language, literally
, has become alive
. It has infested matter. It is replicating and defining and building
itself. And it is in us.
To me, ‘The End of the Jews
‘ – both the title
and the novel itself – is about the end of pat, uncritical ways of understanding oneself
in the world.
A man may devote
himself to death and destruction to save a nation; but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind.
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.
has rediscovered itself, and this rediscovery
is being expressed in its people’s enthusiasm and their desire to mobilize
to face the huge problems that lie
ahead of us.
Being in Newcastle
is a very different
way of life to Tenerife. The climate
is very different but the city itself is beautiful and I love being here
The fabled musk deer
searches the world over for the source of the scent
which comes from itself.
He hasn’t said whether he remembers
itself – or, if he doesn’t, whether that is because it never happened
or because it happened too often to keep track
. More important, he hasn’t said what he thinks
about it all from the perspective
What the public wants is the image
of passion, not passion itself.
We just feel like history repeats itself. You ain’t never going to see nothing brand
new; you’re only going to see when records
are broken. And we’re here to just set records and set trends and follow
that have been shown
Every form, not being the whole, must, of necessity, be imperfect
; less than the whole, it cannot be identical
with the whole, and being less than the whole and, therefore, imperfect by itself, it shows imperfection
as evil, and only the totality
of a universe can mirror the image of God.
Art is only a means to life, to the life more abundant
. It is not in itself the life more abundant. It merely points the way, something which is overlooked
not only by the public, but very often by the artist
himself. In becoming an end it defeats
Thought and theory
must precede all salutary action; yet action is nobler in itself than either thought or theory.
is true if it hangs together. Information
points to something else
. A poem points to nothing but itself.
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.
As an outside; don’t worry
about failure, because failure will take care
of itself. Focus on success.
I really believe that breath
, in and of itself… can become the ultimate self-healing tool.
Technology itself is neither good nor bad. People are good or bad.
There is nothing with which it is so dangerous to take liberties as liberty itself.
Words are only painted fire
; a look is the fire itself.
Usually we are illuminating
things instead of looking
at the light itself. But I like this quality of the light being the revelation.
Money may kindle, but it cannot by itself, and for very long, burn
language is nobody
‘s special property
. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.
There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity
of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.
Without freedom, no art; art lives
only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies
of all others.
Nature isn’t positive
in that way. It doesn’t aim itself at you. It’s not being unkind
There is a lot of pressure
put on me, but I don’t put a lot of pressure on myself
. I feel if I play my game, it will take care of itself.
You can understand nothing about art, particularly modern art
, if you do not understand that imagination is a value in itself.
It is necessary to posit something which is necessary of itself, and has no cause of its necessity outside of itself but is the cause of necessity in other things. And all people
call this thing God.
Like any compelling
show on television, what works best in WWE
is relationships. What’s the relationship between these two people
, and how does the conflict
manifest itself into box office
I’m not in to the whole online
dating-thing as a whole, so I’d swipe
left on Tinder
Remember, life itself is a mission
. While we are on the go, we need to stop between steps to re-focus on the Word and the Will of God. While we are on the go, I mean, while we are on the mission, we need to sometimes stop at intervals
our progress and prepare ourselves for the challenges
to pray is a prayer
in itself. God can ask
no more than that of us.
When one puts
up a building one makes an elaborate scaffold
to get everything
into its proper place. But when one takes the scaffold down, the building must stand by itself with no trace
of the means by which it was erected. That is how a musician
Nothing happens by itself… it all will come your way, once you understand that you have to make it come your way, by your own exertions.
The Self of everyone, the Atma of everyone, the transcendental field
of reality of everyone, is the same in everyone. Whether the body calls itself an American, German
or Chinese, it doesn’t matter.
The body politic, as well as the human body
, begins to die as soon as it is born, and carries
itself the causes
of its destruction.
I have great people
people that are around me and we love the challenge. I guess
it’s like climbing
or building a building. It’s a challenge but you love every challenge that it brings
or presents itself.
New technology is not good or evil in and of itself. It’s all about how people choose to use it.
Time itself comes in drops
to play hide-and-seek, to crawl
away. It tends to hold forth, to dress
up, often needlessly. Memory contradicts itself; pedant that it is, it will have its way.
Work is spiritual. It is a place where we have the opportunity for spiritual growth
. Often, these opportunities
come from the ‘how’ of the ways we do our work rather than the ‘what’ of the work itself.
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
Rock and Roll has no beginning and no end for it is the very pulse of life itself.
anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable
I like to write
because I think visually. I see my writing
of color before it forms itself. I think I also care about painting because I’m not musical
. Painting to me is not a metaphor
for writing, but something people do that can never be reduced
Love gives itself; it is not bought.
There are no rules
for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.
Experience by itself is not science.
Each generation doubtless feels
called upon to reform
the world. Mine knows that it will not reform it, but its task is perhaps
even greater. It consists in preventing
the world from destroying itself.
never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom
the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing
more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding
it than we do from learning the answer itself.
state of affairs
is when science begins to concern itself with art.
History repeats itself. Historians
repeat each other.
We don’t talk about next year
. We talk about today, and we talk about the next game. And that’s all we can really control. The rest of it will take care of itself.
Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive
to us than the arrogance
of those without merit
: for merit itself is offensive.
has a world, and that world is completely hidden
until we begin to inquire
. As soon as we do, that entire world opens
to us and yields
itself. And you see how full and complex it is.
The mind loves
. It loves images
whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.
I don’t mind UFO’s and ghost
stories, it’s just that I tend to give value to the storyteller
rather than to the story itself.
, like every other vice, requires no motive
outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.
True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal
and pure, without violent demonstrations
: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.
Justice must always question itself, just as society can exist only by means of the work it does on itself and on its institutions
In the arts the way in which an idea is rendered
, and the manner in which it is expressed, is much more important than the idea itself.
I think that there is nothing, not even crime
, more opposed
to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant
It is not necessary that you leave the house. Remain at your table
. Do not even listen, only wait
. Do not even wait, be wholly
still and alone. The world will present itself to you for its unmasking
, it can do
no other, in ecstasy
it will writhe at your feet
I have always preferred
the reflection of the life to life itself.
Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse
than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered
when it goes in search
of its dream.
There are no extra
pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she
has a place to fill
, and every piece must fit
itself into the big jigsaw puzzle
Not only the entire ability to think rests on language… but language is also the crux
of the misunderstanding
of reason with itself.
Beauty has as many meanings
as man has moods
. Beauty is the symbol
. Beauty reveals everything, because it expresses
nothing. When it shows us itself, it shows us the whole fiery-coloured world.
of love is an education in itself.
What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man.
An act of goodness
is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming
after the event can compare
with the sweet
reward that went with it.
Natural science will in time incorporate
into itself the science of man, just as the science of man will incorporate into itself natural science
: there will be one science.
Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows, the light and dark
which that thing provides.
If you look over the years, the styles have changed
– the clothes, the hair
, the production
, the approach
to the songs. The icing
to the cake
has changed flavors
. But if you really look at the cake itself, it’s really the same.
Such is the state of life, that none
are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it
, the next wish is to change again.
Our situation today shows that beauty demands
for itself at least as much courage and decision
as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself
to be separated and banned
from her two sisters
without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance
All bad qualities centre
round the ego
. When the ego is gone, Realisation
results by itself. There are neither good nor bad qualities in the Self. The Self is free from all qualities. Qualities pertain to the mind only.
a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.
Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent
is very, very natural to do. I think lends itself very much so to being sung
No government ever voluntarily
reduces itself in size. Government programs
, once launched, never disappear
. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life
we’ll ever see on this earth!
Do you know why language manifests itself the way it does in my work? It’s because I understand short attention
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities
of its own nature, and is determined
in its actions by itself alone.
is a person in itself; no two are alike
. And all plans, safeguards, policing
, and coercion
. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.
There’s no better book with which to defend the Bible than the Bible itself.
At first, I only laughed
at myself. Then I noticed
that life itself is amusing. I’ve been in a generally good mood
is a permeating influence, and it exacts obedience
to itself; it requires us to drink
other men’s thoughts
, to speak other men’s words, to follow other men’s habits
When money is seen as a solution
for every problem, money itself becomes the problem.
art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself.
There is a force of exultation, a celebration
, when a writer
finds himself a witness to the early morning
of a culture that is defining itself, branch
by branch, leaf
by leaf, in that self-defining dawn
, which is why, especially at the edge of the sea, it is good to make a ritual of the sunrise
The definition of a good mathematical
problem is the mathematics it generates rather than the problem itself.
You do not need to leave your room
. Remain sitting
at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet
still and solitary
. The world will freely offer
itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice
, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
Law without education is a dead letter
. With education the needed law follows
without effort and, of course, with power to execute
itself; indeed, it seems
to execute itself.
Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
Here, everything is tragic through and through, and the will, that fain would shape a world according to its wish, at last can reach
no greater satisfaction
than the breaking of itself in dignified annulment.
Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles
around itself as it moves forward
The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence
; not in silence, but restraint
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume
of human nature, by the hand
of the divinity itself; and can never be erased
or obscured by mortal power.
All time is all time
. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations
. It simply is.
I think that cancer
is a life form that exists out there, and it exists in us. I think even the concept of healing is a spiritual principle
that we have to really look at. I think the word itself is something we ought to get rid
of, because it implies
that there is illness
– that there is something wrong.
When one loves somebody everything is clear
– where to go, what to do – it all takes care of itself and one doesn’t have to ask anybody
, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.
On this ancient and miraculous world, where such beautiful natural and living things
, something has gone wrong when life itself is used as a manufacturing
One only dies once, and if one does not die well, a good opportunity
is lost and will not present itself again.
Life itself is the proper binge
The ‘life’ in ‘pro-life
‘ denotes not the quality of life, but life itself.
A country that cannot feed
itself cannot have self-pride, and in the mid-’60s 20 percent of all the wheat produced
in America came into India. We were agriculturally a basket
case. And 15 years later
, 20 years later, we have become an agricultural
power. This is the famous
Imagination… its limits are only those of the mind itself.
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus
with power to attract
to itself everything needed for its fulfillment
This sentence contradicts itself – no actually it doesn’t.
The aim of marketing
is to know and understand the customer
so well the product or service fits him and sells
Every song has a composer, every book has an author, every car has a maker
, every painting has a painter
, and every building has a builder
. So it isn’t irrational
to take this simple logic
a little further
and say that nature must have had a Maker. It would be irrational to believe that it made itself.
Religion, in any form, is always interesting to me because of how powerful
it is. Not even the religion itself, but to the people that follow it… The effect
that it has had on people’s minds.
Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself.
Grief can take care if itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide
The quality of life is more important than life itself.
Having the tattoo
itself is not really for the end result
for me. I like having them done.
Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
But every historical statement and legitimization itself moves within a certain relation to history.
I believe that music in itself heals
and that everything is about the power of the mind
. I thought if you are happy, you don’t get ill. Your health is in your head
. When you are satisfied
with your work, you don’t get ill.
I think it’s the pain and suffering
you to become an artist. The art itself should be the pain, sort of exorcising every demon
and making you feel like you
‘re a person that matters.
I think history repeats itself. There’s a constant
conversation between the oppressed
and the oppressor
. No matter what your field is, whether it’s gender
equality, the Time’s Up movement, or diversity casting
, it’s always going to be a back-and-forth battle
Do you know the only value life has is what life puts on itself?
Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but an active exertion
of the inward
and power of the mind, displaying itself from within.
until ten o’clock
in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.
Truly, this is a nation that sees itself as one that instills hope and is really about allowing
people to pursue their dreams.
There’s no reality except the one contained
within us. That’s why so many people
live an unreal
life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert
People in the United Kingdom
and outside the United States
share my bemusement with the United States that America doesn’t share with itself.
The best of artists has no conception
that the marble
alone does not contain within itself.
It’s into the same bag
as E.T. and Yoda
, wherein you’re trying to create something that people will actually believe, but it’s not so much a symbol of the thing, but you’re trying to do the thing itself.
I think the fact that Brock Lesnar is not on the road 52 weeks
a year, is not on ‘Monday
Night Raw’ every episode, is not performing 300 matches
per year… I think that dictates
to the public, ‘Brock Lesnar is special.’ That an appearance
by Brock Lesnar in an of itself is newsworthy
. It’s not commonplace
The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens.
It is theoretically possible to warp spacetime
itself, so you’re not actually moving faster
than the speed
of light, but it’s actually space that’s moving.
I do have a blurred memory
of sitting on the stairs
and trying over and over again to tie one of my shoelaces
, but that is all that comes back to me of school itself.
A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses
of the artist’s world.
Everything human is pathetic
. The secret
source of humor
itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
Human society sustains itself by transforming nature into garbage
Information about the package
is as important as the package itself.
Nothing can be by itself alone, no one can be by himself or herself alone, everyone has to inter-be with every one else. That is why, when you look outside, around you, you can see yourself.
Writing is the beast
What was any art but a mould
in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive
element which is life itself – life hurrying
past us and running
away, too strong
to stop, too sweet to lose.
For in itself a thought, a slumbering thought, is capable of years, and curdles a long life
into one hour