A Quote by William Gass on language, express, thought, and existence

Language serves not only to express thought but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it.

William Gass

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 191

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Blaise Pascal on life, existence, infinity, and nothingness

For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either. The ends of things and their beginnings are impregnably concealed from him in an impenetrable secret. He is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness out of which he was drawn and the infinite in which he is engulfed.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Unknown

Contributed by: James

A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on life, existence, and terror

He who does not at some time, with definite determination consent to the terribleness of life, or even exalt in it, never takes possession of the inexpressible fullness of the power of our existence.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

Contributed by: Vivek

A Quote by Albert Pyke on imagination, truth, existence, invention, and life

Only in mens imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.

Albert Pyke

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on existence, purpose, and growth

A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

Contributed by: intrigue

A Quote by Sidney Jourard on hynotism, conformity, label, and existence

We begin life with the world presenting itself to us as it is.  Someone - our parents, teachers, analysts - hypnotizes us to "see" the world and construe it in the "right" way.  These others label the world, attach names and give voices to the beings and events in it, so that thereafter, we cannot read the world in any other language or hear it saying other things to us.  The task is to break the hypnotic spell, so that we become undeaf, unblind and multilingual, thereby letting the world speak to us in new voices and write all its possible meanings in the new book of our existence.  Be careful in your choice of hypnotists. 

Sidney Jourard

Source: www.quotegarden.com

Contributed by: Anu

A Quote by Nagarjuna on buddhism and existence

A person is not earth, not water,
Not fire, not wind, not space,
Not consciousness, and not all of them.
What person is there other than these?

Nagarjuna (c.100 - 200 AD)

Source: can't remember... some little intro book about Buddhism

Contributed by: Aimless

A Quote by Brent Haskell on ego, god, existence, perception, and reality

"...in essence the thought framework
Upon which the ego is based
Is separation.
The whole purpose for creating an ego in the first place
Was to attempt to gain some measure of experience
Of what it would be like to be separate.

And so long as you believe in the ego, which is to believe
That your thoughts about who you are are real,
Of that those thoughts have any consequence whatsoever--
As long as you believe either of those--
You are substantiating and supporting
The thought system of separation.

Separation, above all, cannot exist.
For the reality of God is Oneness.
And nothing exists except that which God has created,
And fully extended Himself into.
So there is not only nothing which is not OF GOD,
There is nothing which IS NOT God Itself."

Brent Haskell

Source: The Other Voice

Contributed by: Quantum Possibility

A Quote by Chad Christopher Cobb on sea of milk, chad christopher cobb, ttrinity, wisdom, spiritual novel, eternal, infinite, revelation, creation, life, ignorance, boundless, existence, divine, masterpiece, light, love, joy, inspiration, glory, grace, a

She was he and he was she. She was his masterpiece of light, the masterpiece with all its sheets of paper securely in place. She was his laugh and smile and serene face within the violent one, the freedom soaring in its imprisonment. She was one. She was all. She was the material embodiment of the boundless and limitless spiritual existence. She was divine, a divinity sharing itself, giving of itself, knowing itself. She was the cosmic swirls, was sweet innocence, was the softly spoken words of eternal and infinite revelations of creation, the womb of life. She was ignorance restored in all its abundant glory. Trinity was wisdom.
~ Chad Christopher Cobb, "The Sea of Milk" ~

Chad Christopher Cobb

Source: The Sea of Milk, Pages: 150

Contributed by: Joy Bringer

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