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Quotes about Meaning

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Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life
as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
- Joseph Campbell

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

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"To know" is to know that you know nothing.
That is the meaning of true knowledge.
- Confucius

The meaning of Life is whatever we Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the uttermost meaning of the words,
thought is devout, and devotion is thought.
Deep calls unto deep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive,
but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

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 take things as they come along
with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us.
Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Our relationships - love and friendship -
are at the core of the meaning of our lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A sister is a gift to the heart,
a friend to the spirit,
a golden thread to the meaning of life.
- Isadora James

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

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't know the meaning of life,
but I know compassion is the key.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not what we get.
But who we become, what we contribute...
that gives meaning to our lives.
- Tony Robbins

The River of Life has no meaning, no good, no bad,
no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS. There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River just flows. The River is the source of all nourishment -
the source of all obstacles.
The River is the source of all life - the source of all death.
The River is the source of all joy - and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy - and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
One can accept the River - or one can deny the River -
and the River just flows.
One can worship the River of Life - or one can curse the River of Life -
and the River just flows. There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way you get meaning into your life
is to devote yourself to loving others,
devote yourself to your community around you,
and devote yourself to creating something
that gives you purpose and meaning
- Mitch Albom

Dreaming or awake, we perceive only events that have meaning to us.
- Jane Roberts

Quotations help us remember the simple yet profound truths
that give life perspective and meaning.
- Criswell Freeman

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.
Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
- Hal Borland

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man
gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.
- Erich Fromm

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not on how things are in themselves.
The least of things with a meaning
is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
- Carl Jung

Friendship...
is not something you learn in school.
But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship,
you really haven't learned anything.
- Muhammad Ali

The meaning of our self is not to be found
in its separateness from God and others,
but in the ceaseless realization of yoga, of union.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You will never be happy if you continue to search for
what happiness consists of.
You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
- Albert Camus

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough,
it loses all of its meaning.
- Andy Warhol

Even in the Christian religion,
much of its real meaning is hidden by words
that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
- Ernest Holmes

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day
for something other than itself.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot
be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
- John Stuart Mill

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
- Aristotle Onassis

"Think simple" as my old master used to say -
meaning reduce the whole of its parts
into the simplest terms,
getting back to first principles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

A man has made at least a start on discovering the
meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under
which he knows full well he will never sit.
- D. Elton Trueblood

Meaning is what essence becomes when it is divorced
from the object of reference and wedded to the word.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

Myths are stories that express meaning,
morality or motivation.
Whether they are true or not is irrelevant.
- Michael Shermer

In our life there is a single color,
as on an artist's palette,
which provides the meaning of life and art.
It is the color of love.
- Marc Chagall

In common use almost every word has many shades of meaning,
and therefore needs to be interpreted by the context.
- Alfred Marshall

Innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell,
wandering the world, meaning no harm.
- Graham Greene

The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition...
always new books, new programs, new films,
news items, but always the same meaning.
- Roland Barthes

I loved acting, which was never about money,
the fame.
It was about a search for meaning.
It was painful.
- Kim Novak

The marvelous thing about a joke with a double meaning
is that it can only mean one thing.
- Ronnie Barker

Art distills sensations and embodies it with enhanced meaning.
- Miguel de Unamuno

A new kind of mind thus beings to come into being which
is based on the development of a common meaning that
is constantly transforming in the process of the dialogue.
- David Bohm

It is while you are patiently toiling at the little
tasks of life that the meaning and shape of the great
whole of life dawn on you.
- Phillips Brooks

Words mean more than what is set down on paper.
It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
- Maya Angelou

In talking, shyness and timidity distort the very meaning of my words.
I don't pretend to know anybody well.
People are like shadows to me and I am like a shadow.
- Gwen John

Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren't in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life.
- Vaclav Havel

Over the past few years, many of us have increasingly
begun to question the direction and meaning of our
society as it has developed over the past several centuries.
- Alex Campbell

The meaning of life...
I think the meaning of life is, I think it's love.
- Julie Benz

Our perception of songs that we've written...
the meaning changes from day to day...
to whatever stage we're at in our life and careers.
- Layne Staley

Death gives meaning to our lives.
It gives importance and value to time.
Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it.
- Ray Kurzweil

The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope.
Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning:
we are all in the same boat.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

There seems to be this sense among even well-meaning
Americans that Africa is this black hole of murder
and mutilation that can never be fixed,
no matter what aid is brought in.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

To help, to continually help and share,
that is the sum of all knowledge; that is the meaning of art.
- Eleonora Duse

The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves,
but in our attitude towards them.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!
- Samuel Adams

From the throes of inspiration and the eddies of thought
the poet may at last be able to arrive at,
and convey the right admixture of words and meaning.
- Eyvind Johnson

The blues tells a story.
Every line of the blues has a meaning.
- John Lee Hooker

When man becomes reconciled to nature,
when space becomes his true background,
these words and concepts will have lost their meaning,
and we will no longer have to use them.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

What Christ gives us is quite explicit if his own words
are interpreted according to their Aramaic meaning.
The expression 'This is my Body' means this is myself.
- Karl Rahner

The most mysterious feminine factor,
the existence that we men,
we don't know.
It's woman.
It's feminine.
That's what the sword is about.
That's the symbolic meaning of the sword.
- Ang Lee

The true meaning of religion is thus,
not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
- Matthew Arnold

The meaning of the Street in all ways and at all times
is the need for sharing life with others and the search for community.
- Virginia Hamilton

It's just that a lot of songs that are popular right now,
they don't have any meaning.
- Elliott Smith


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