meaning

A Quote by Dame Edith Sitwell on dreams, meaning, reality, and world

Rhythm is one of the principal translators between dream and reality. Rhythm might be described as, to the world of sound, what light is to the world of sight. It shapes and gives new meaning. Rhythm was described by Schopenhauer as melody deprived of its pitch.

Dame Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on day, friendship, justice, and meaning

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.

Dalai Lama

Source: Tibetan Lamaism. Regarded as vice-regent of the Buddha & the reincarnation of the previous Lama.

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A Quote by Cyril Connolly on death, discovery, friendship, life, meaning, people, and words

Two weeks before his death, a friend asked him half jokingly if he had discovered any meaning in life. "Yes," he replied, "there is a meaning; at least, for me, there is one thing that matters - to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people."

Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)

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A Quote by Chung-feng Ming-pen on birth, death, logic, meaning, principles, privacy, reason, spirituality, understanding, words, and writing

The koans do not represent the private opinion of a single man, but rather the highest principle . . . that accords with the spiritual source, tallies with the mysterious meaning, destroys birth-and-death, and transcends the passions. It cannot be understood by logic; it cannot be transmitted in words; it cannot be explained in writing; it cannot be measured by reason. It is like . . . a great fire that consumes all who come near it.

Chung-feng Ming-pen (1263 - 1323)

Source: a Zen teaching, quoted in Miura and Sasaki 1966:5

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A Quote by Christmas Humphreys on awareness, brothers, compassion, desires, illusions, learning, life, meaning, and suffering

As we increasingly become aware of the One Life breathing in each brother form of life, we learn the meaning of compassion, which literally means to 'suffer with' ... How does [the] self cause the desire which causes suffering?...by the illusion of separateness, the unawareness of One.

Christmas Humphreys (1901 - 1983)

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A Quote by Charles M. Skinner on buddhism, certainty, christianity, faith, garden, ideas, leadership, legends, life, meaning, plants, and religion

Larger and finer meanings are read into the older legends of the plants, and the universality of certain myths is expressed in the concurrence of ideas in the beginnings of the great religions. One of the first figures in the leading cosmologies is a tree of life guarded by a serpent. In the Judaic faith this was the tree in the garden of Eden; the Scandinavians made it an ash, Ygdrasil; Christians usually specify the tree as an apple, Hindus as a soma, Persians as a homa, Cambodians as a talok; this early treee is the vine of Bacchus, the snake-entwined caduceus of Mercury, the twining creeper of the Eddas, the bohidruma of Buddha, the fig of Isaiah, the tree of Aesculapius with the serpent around his trunk.

Charles M. Skinner

Source: Myths and Legends of Flowers, Trees, Fruits and Plants, 1911

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A Quote by Charles K. Ogden on belief, magic, meaning, and words

The belief that words have a meaning of their own account is a relic of primitive word magic, and it is still a part of the air we breathe in nearly every discussion.

Charles K. Ogden

Source: The Meaning of Meaning

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A Quote by Charles Heiser on food, meaning, and plants

The word 'vegetable' has no precise botanical meaning in reference to food plants, and we find that almost all parts of plants have been employed as vegetables - roots (carrot and beet), stems (Irish potato and asparagus), leaves (spinach and lettuce), leaf stalk (celery and Swiss chard), bracts (globe artichoke), flower stalks and buds (broccoli and cauliflower), fruits (tomato and squash), seeds (beans), and even the petals (Yucca and pumpkin).

Charles Heiser

Source: Seed to Civilization

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on balance, darkness, happiness, justice, life, meaning, and patience

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word "happy" would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

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A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on life, meaning, and worth

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: Modern Man in Search of a Soul.

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