A Quote by William Gass on knowing, knowledge, sensuality, self, and spirituality

Knowing has two poles, and they are always poles apart: carnal knowing, the laying on of hands, the hanging of the fact by head or heels, the measurement of mass and motion, the calibration of brutal blows, the counting of supplies; and spiritual knowing, invisibly felt by the inside self, who is but a fought-over field of distraction, a stage where we recite the monotonous monologue that is our life, a knowing governed by internal tides, by intimations, motives, resolutions, by temptations, secrecy, shame, and pride.

William Gass

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A Quote by Robert Grudin on experience, greatness, mystery, knowing, and unknown

All great experience has a guarded entrance and a windowless facade.

Robert Grudin

Source: Time and the Art of Living, Pages: 14

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Christopher Pike on goddess, god, supreme being, doubt, faith, knowing, and interiority

In that moment, there was no place for doubt. I was sitting with the supreme being.  I had always sat beside her.  She was inside of me.

Christopher Pike

Source: Sati

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by unknown on love, tell, knowing, and hurt

if you love someone tell them because them not knowing can hurt the most.


Contributed by: smiley96

A Quote by The Matrix on film quotes, knowing, action, and understanding

There's a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path.

The Matrix

Source: The Matrix

Contributed by: Haya

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, resistance, knowing, truth, human nature, misanthropy, distrust, denial, self-discipline, and self-mastery

The truth about human beings is, above all other forms of truth, something far too susceptible to our own willful and subjectivist distortions; by nature we never JUST LET SUCH A THING BE, or accept it as it is. Of all the decisive and strategic things that an intelligent human being needs to know about human beings, primary on the list would be this: human beings are overwhelmingly profoundly RESISTANT to knowing the truth about human nature. The one creature in all of organic nature that is capable of KNOWING its own nature is also, paradigmatic over all other creatures, the one most IN DENIAL about that nature. To ask of mortals that they should "know themselves" is little more than a cruel joke, japing at their crippled mentality and personality. Their grasp of this structural perversity or contrariety within human nature is the basis of all Greek wisdom, their aristic "misanthropy" or principled and profound distrust of human beings as pseudophiliacs. All that human beings are willing to call "truth" (for the most part) is some saccharine or cosmetic sweetness and light, some soporific opiate against all in human existence that might demand the utmost self-discipline, rationality, self-mastery, or spirituality from them.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by George Harrison on love, change, and knowing

"With our love we can change the world/ If they only knew."

George Harrison

Source: Album- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Song- "Within You Without You"

Contributed by: Amber

A Quote by unknown on knowing, greatness, step into power, and taking action


Between knowing and doing there is a great gap. Those who are willing to cross the gap find their greatness.   


Contributed by: BrightMichelle

A Quote by Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde on education, admirable, knowing, time, nothing, worth, and taught

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing thst is worth knowing can be taught.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

Contributed by: Luna

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