Quotes About Worldview

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Lao Tzu
“When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad.”
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

David Foster Wallace
“Really good fiction could have as dark a worldview as it wished, but it'd find a way both to depict this world and to illuminate the possibilities for being alive and human in it."

[Q&A with Larry McCaffery, Review of Contemporary Fiction, Summer 1993, Vol. 13.2]”
David Foster Wallace

Richard Kadrey
“I'm steel-toed boots in a ballet-slipper world.”
Richard Kadrey, Sandman Slim

Lemmy Kilmister
“It seems that our brave new world is becoming less tolerant, spiritual and educated than it ever was when I was young.”
Lemmy Kilmister

Robert Louis Stevenson
“I incline to Cain's heresy," he used to say quaintly: "I let my brother go to the devil in his own way.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Rachel Held Evans
“When we refer to 'the biblical approach to economics' or the biblical response to politics' or 'biblical womanhood,' we're using the Bible as a weapon disguised as an adjective.”
Rachel Held Evans, Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask the Questions

Criss Jami
“The theistic philosopher has a tendency to devalue insufficient worldviews, ideologies, and quite often common sense for the greater good, and in such cases, one should not be discouraged when seen as a bad guy. If he stresses over man's perception of a righteous heart, then he has given his heart to man.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Criss Jami
“One does not have to be a philosopher to be a successful artist, but he does have to be an artist to be a successful philosopher. His nature is to view the world in an unpredictable albeit useful light.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Haruki Murakami
“I'd made it back to the land of the living. No matter how boring or mediocre a world it might be, this was it.”
Haruki Murakami, A Wild Sheep Chase

Criss Jami
“In a general sense, I admit to valuing the worldviews of men under the age of 40 and women over the age of 30.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Michael Shermer
“How can we find spiritual meaning in a scientific worldview? Spirituality is a way of being in the world, a sense of one’s place in the cosmos, a relationship to that which extends beyond oneself. . . . Does scientific explanation of the world diminish its spiritual beauty? I think not. Science and spirituality are complementary, not conflicting; additive, not detractive. Anything that generates a sense of awe may be a source of spirituality. Science does this in spades. (158-159)”
Michael Shermer, Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design

G.K. Chesterton
“A beetle may or may not be inferior to a man — the matter awaits demonstration; but if he were inferior by ten thousand fathoms, the fact remains that there is probably a beetle view of things of which a man is entirely ignorant. If he wishes to conceive that point of view, he will scarcely reach it by persistently revelling in the fact that he is not a beetle.”
G.K. Chesterton, The Defendant

Brian Godawa
“Every story is informed by a worldview.”
Brian Godawa, Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment

Tim Challies
“ Do you ever wonder why it is that many of history's titanic intellects managed to come to radically different conclusions? The answer is simple: If you begin your system of thought by refusing to acknowledge what you know to be true - if you start with a lie - the more brilliant and consistent you are in following that premise, the further from truth you will go. ”
Tim Challies

David Kinnaman
“A person with a biblical worldview experiences, interprets, and response to reality in light of the Bible's principles. What Scripture teaches is the primary grid for making decisions and interacting with the world. For the purposes of our research, we investigate a biblical worldview based on eight elements. A person with a biblical worldview believes that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life, God is the all-powerful and all-knowing Creator of the universe and he still rules it today, salvation is a gift from God and cannot be earned, Satan is real, a Christian has a responsibility to share his or her faith in Christ with other people, the Bible is accurate in all of the principles it teaches, unchanging moral truth exists, and such moral truth is defined by the Bible.

In our research, we have found that people who embraced these eight components we have a substantially different faith from other Americans – indeed, from other believers.”
David Kinnaman, unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity... and Why It Matters

Alan Sokal
“Thus, by science I mean, first of all, a worldview giving primacy to reason and observation and a methodology aimed at acquiring accurate knowledge of the natural and social world. This methodology is characterized, above all else, by the critical spirit: namely, the commitment to the incessant testing of assertions through observations and/or experiments — the more stringent the tests, the better — and to revising or discarding those theories that fail the test. One corollary of the critical spirit is fallibilism: namely, the understanding that all our empirical knowledge is tentative, incomplete and open to revision in the light of new evidence or cogent new arguments (though, of course, the most well-established aspects of scientific knowledge are unlikely to be discarded entirely).

. . . I stress that my use of the term 'science' is not limited to the natural sciences, but includes investigations aimed at acquiring accurate knowledge of factual matters relating to any aspect of the world by using rational empirical methods analogous to those employed in the natural sciences. (Please note the limitation to questions of fact. I intentionally exclude from my purview questions of ethics, aesthetics, ultimate purpose, and so forth.) Thus, 'science' (as I use the term) is routinely practiced not only by physicists, chemists and biologists, but also by historians, detectives, plumbers and indeed all human beings in (some aspects of) our daily lives. (Of course, the fact that we all practice science from time to time does not mean that we all practice it equally well, or that we practice it equally well in all areas of our lives.)”
Alan Sokal

G.K. Chesterton
“I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it.”
G.K. Chesterton

Andy Crouch
“The language of worldview tends to imply, to paraphrase the Catholic writer Richard Rohr, that we can think ourselves into new ways of behaving. But that is not the way culture works. Culture helps us behave ourselves into new ways of thinking. The risk in thinking 'worldviewishly' is that we will start to think that the best way to change culture is to analyze it. We will start worldview academies, host worldview seminars, write worldview books. These may have some real value if they help us understand the horizons that our culture shapes, but they cannot substitute for the creation of real cultural goods. And they will subtly tend to produce philosophers rather than plumbers, abstract thinkers instead of artists and artisans. They can create a cultural niche in which 'worldview thinkers' are privileged while other kinds of culture makers are shunted aside. But culture is not changed simply by thinking.”
Andy Crouch

Brian D. McLaren
“So we must realize this: the suicidal framing story that dominates our world today has no power except the power we give it by believing it. Similarly, believing an alternative and transforming framing story may turn out to be the most radical thing any of us can ever do.”
Brian D. McLaren, Everything Must Change: When the World's Biggest Problems and Jesus' Good News Collide

Amit Ray
“Light the candle of love. Spread the rays of happiness in every direction in every breath.”
Amit Ray, Walking the Path of Compassion

Peter David
“Unfortunately, the world does not always act in a manner consistent with one's plans for it.”
Peter David, Sir Apropos of Nothing

Flannery O'Connor
“In any case, you can't have effective allegory in times when people are swept this way and that by momentary convictions, because everyone will read it differently. You can't indicate moral values when morality changes with what is being done, because there is no accepted basis of judgment. And you cannot show the operation of grace when grace is cut off from nature or when the very possibility of grace is denied, because no one will have the least idea of what you are about.”
Flannery O'Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

“what if you've been born more intelligent than others? and you can't force them to understand you, but you can understand them?. then you just need to force yourself on them, and you can map out their axioms and core beliefs and try to transform them. and then map out the fundamental concepts they need to know to understand you. i wish you understood me.”

Scott Westerfeld
“But we lost so much in the Prettytime - all the foundations were gone. So we're stuck making it up as we go along!"
Tally laughed. "So what else is new, Frizz? Life doesn't come with an instruction manual. So don't tell me that humanity being logic-missing is my fault.”
Scott Westerfeld, Extras

Michael Holbrook
“Travel, for me, is a breathtaking experience. A humbling for the soul and the realization that we are all in this together.”
Michael Holbrook, Dear You, Live! Love, Life

Paul Auster
“Die Welt ist in meinem Kopf. Mein Körper ist in der Welt.”
Paul Auster

Karla Perry
“We cannot take on anger toward these professors. They are ensnared in a faulty worldview…Let us not blame the world for being the world…We can respond by pulling up stakes and retreating further into our sub-culture or we can be the harbingers of freedom to the captives. Our focus is to be on restoring rather than retreating.”
Karla Perry, Back to the Future: Rebuilding America's Stability

Karla Perry
“The truth is only a few hundred people are at the top of the media infrastructure…in America, and their worldview is what gets delivered to the people. It isn’t necessarily that there is a conspiracy…a humanist will promote humanist values. If we choose to see it as a conspiracy, we will demonize those we find to be culpable and will lack the insight necessary to instigate change.”
Karla Perry, Back to the Future: Rebuilding America's Stability

J.R. Rim
“The more you get set into your own world, the smaller your world becomes.”
J.R. Rim

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