A Quote by Gaston Bachelard on awareness, consciousness, and human

In our view any awareness is an increment to consciousness, an added light, a reinforcement of psychic coherence. Its swiftness or instantaneity can hide this growth from us. But there is a growth of being in every instance of awareness. Consciousness is in itself an act, the human act.

Gaston Bachelard (1884 - 1962)

Source: The Poetics of Reverie, Pages: 5

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on aid, help, human, and mankind

The race of humankind would perish did they cease to aid each other.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Contributed by: Andi

A Quote by Dan Simmons on human, experience, family, dialogue, hours, and time

She had always felt that the essence of human experience lay not primarily in the peak experiences, the wedding days and triumphs which stood out in the memory like dates circled in red on old calendars, but, rather, in the unself-conscious flow of little things--the weekend afternoon with each member of the family engaged in his or her own pursuit, their crossings and connections casual, dialogues imminently forgettable, but the sum of such hours creating a synergy which was important and eternal.

Dan Simmons

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 284

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Dan Simmons on express, thought, genius, civilization, cosmos, word, idea, and human

Gass once wrote: "Language serves not only to express thought but to make possible thoughts which could not exist without it." Here is the essence of mankind's creative genius: not the edifices of civilization nor the bang-flash weapons which can end it, but the words which fertilize new concepts like spermatozoa attacking an ovum. It might be argued that the Siamese twin infants of word/idea are the only contribution the human species can, will, or should make to the raveling cosmos.

Dan Simmons

Source: Hyperion, Pages: 191

Contributed by: Chris

A Quote by Werner von Braun on human, computer, space, and labor

Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft ...and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.

Werner von Braun

Contributed by: Dr. Ron

A Quote by H. L. Mencken on human, problem, solution, simplicity, complexity, and fundamentalism

For every human problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)

Contributed by: communeist

A Quote by Saadi of Shiraz on suffering, humanity, human, and indifference

He who is indifferent to the suffering of others is a traitor to that which is truly human.

Saadi of Shiraz

Source: The Rose Garden

Contributed by: Ola

A Quote by Mitch on foundation, human, relations, and experience

The foundation of all human relations is common experience.

Mitch Thrower

Source: "The Attention Deficit Workplace" by Mitch Thrower

Contributed by: Mitch

A Quote by Cf. Jeans on history, physical science, twentieth century, emancipation, human, and vision

The history of physical science in the twentieth century is one of progressive emancipation from the purely human angle of vision.

Cf. Jeans

Contributed by: standalonecomplex

A Quote by Vasili Rosanov on religion, time, and human

All religions will pass but this will remain: simply sitting in a chair and looking into the distance.

Vasili Rosanov

Source: Solitaria (1927)

Contributed by: Orion

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