Quotes About Being Human

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C. JoyBell C.
“There is some kind of a sweet innocence in being human- in not having to be just happy or just sad- in the nature of being able to be both broken and whole, at the same time.”
C. JoyBell C.

Roy T. Bennett
“Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Shannon L. Alder
“When someone you love dies, you are given the gift of "second chances". Their eulogy is a reminder that the living can turn their lives around at any point. You’re not bound by the past; that is who you used to be. You’re reminded that your feelings are not who you are, but how you felt at that moment. Your bad choices defined you yesterday, but they are not who you are today. Your future doesn’t have to travel the same path with the same people. You can start over. You don’t have to apologize to people that won’t listen. You don’t have to justify your feelings or actions, during a difficult time in your life. You don’t have to put up with people that are insecure and want you to fail. All you have to do is walk forward with a positive outlook, and trust that God has a plan that is greater than the sorrow you left behind. The people of quality that were meant to be in your life won’t need you to explain the beauty of your heart. They already understand what being human is----a roller coaster ride of emotions during rainstorms and sunshine, sprinkled with moments when you can almost reach the stars.”
Shannon L. Alder

Roy T. Bennett
“Most of us must learn to love people and use things rather than loving things and using people.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

C. JoyBell C.
“I feel like, God expects me to be human. I feel like, God likes me just the way I am: broken and empty and bruised. I feel like, God doesn't look at me and wish that I were something else, because He likes me just this way. I feel like, God doesn't want me to close my eyes and pray for Him to make me holy or for Him to make me pure; because He made me human. I feel like, God already knows I'm human...it is I who needs to learn that.”
C. JoyBell C.

Richard Yates
“Do you know what the definition of insane is? Yes. It’s the inability to relate to another human being. It’s the inability to love.”
Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road

Deb Caletti
“It's shocking the things we call love.”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Santosh Kalwar
“My first world is humanity. My second world is humanism. And, I live in the third world being merely a human.”
Santosh Kalwar

M.L. Stedman
“The law's the law, but people are people.”
M.L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans

Elizabeth Berg
“It is such a terrifying thing to see a man cry.”
Elizabeth Berg, The Pull of The Moon

Patricia Lynne
“Safe?” Her voice was small, timid and delicate. But beautiful. The one word chimed like little bells. Her first word spoken to me.”
Patricia Lynne, Being Human

Roy T. Bennett
“Do not let the roles you play in life make you forget that you are human.”
Roy T. Bennett

Christos Yannaras
“In humans (and humans alone), sexuality is embodied in desire--in the primordial desire for life-as-relation. That the sex drive serves the vital desire for relation--that on the level of the primordial process, the desire for life-in-itself clothes itself in the sex drive--belongs to the particularity of being human.”
Christos Yannaras, Relational Ontology

“When many different creatures are part of the same species, this typically means that they share many similarities over differences and can reproduce among themselves. If humans share more similarities than differences, in desires, needs, and fears, then what is keeping our species apart? If our Creator wanted us to be divided, we would have not been designed to interbreed.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Yes, I value emotions deeply.
Call me sensitive, call me weak, call me outdated, call me anything you may, but tell me the truth, can you deny emotions give life to life.
If Emotions are an integral part of Being Human,
Why do people suppress feeling them ?
Does the bruising scare them ? Than I wonder who is weak ?”

Gregory Benford
“Human life is a voyage on a sea of meaning, not a net of information.”
Gregory Benford, Foundation's Fear

Eben Alexander
“So I was communicating directly with God? Absolutely. Expressed that way, it sounds grandiose. But when it was happening, it didn't feel that way. Instead, I felt like I was doing what every soul is able to do when they leave their bodies, and what we can all do right now through various methods of prayer or deep meditation. Communicating with God is the most extraordinary experience imaginable, yet at the same time it's the most natural one of all, because God is present in us at all times. Omniscient, omnipotent, personal--and loving us without conditions. We are connected as One through our divine link with God.”
Eben Alexander, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

Jon Courtenay Grimwood
“We die every day," Kit said. "It's called being human.”
Jon Courtenay Grimwood, End of the World Blues

“It is hard to find a person who is hard on oneself and soft on others, but rare to find the people who truly care by being actually fair to themselves only.”
Anuj Somany

“Life is a Long Journey between Human Being and Being Human. Let's take at least one step
each day to cover the distance.”

Catherynne M. Valente
“I do not believe any person is born knowing how to be human. Everyone has to learn their letters and everyone has to learn how to be alive.
. . . .
Maybe it's not a lesson so much as it's a magic trick. You can make a little girl into anything if you say the right words. Take her apart until all that's left is her red, red heart thumping against the world. Stitch her up again real good. Now, maybe you get a woman. If you're lucky. If that's what you were after. Just as easy to end up with a blackbird or a circus bear or a coyote. Or a parrot, just saying what's said to you, doing what's done to you, copying until it comes so natural that even when you're all alone, you keep on cawing __hello, pretty bird__ at the dark.”
Catherynne M. Valente, Six-Gun Snow White

“We're nothing but human.
The way of life can be free and beautiful.
But we have lost the way.
Greed has poisoned men’s souls – has barricaded the world with hate; has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.
We think too much and feel too little.
More than machinery we need humanity.
More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.
Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
Don’t fight for slavery, fight for liberty.
You are not machines.
You are not cattle.
You have the love of humanity in your hearts.
In this world there is room for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone.
We all want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other's misery.
We don’t want to hate and despise one another.
We all want to help one another, human beings are like that.
You the people have the power.. the power to create machines.. the power to create happiness.
You the people have the power to make life free and beautiful..
To make this life a wonderful adventure.
We are all faced throughout our lives with agonizing decisions, moral choices.
Some are on a grand scale.. Most of these choices are on lesser points.
But we define ourselves by the choices we have made.
We are, in fact, the sum total of our choices.
Events unfold so unpredictably, so unfairly.
Human happiness does not seem to have been included in the design of creation.
It is only we, with our capacity to love that give meaning to the indifferent universe.”

Marissa Meyer
“As it turned out, being human was every bit as much fun as she'd always thought it would be.”
Marissa Meyer, Cress

“होंगे कहने को धर्म यहाँ, हिन्दू का जहाँ मुस्लिम का जहाँ,
मेरी नज़रों में सिर्फ एक जहाँ, रहता है अदद इंसान जहाँ”

Gregory Benford
“Yet how could the Empire possibly have kept itself stable, using such crude creatures as humans?”
Gregory Benford, Foundation's Fear

Jay Woodman
“I honour the clarity of the present moment, and the stillness at the centre of being (mine & others), even in the midst of so much doing.”
Jay Woodman

Gregory Benford
“How human, to ruminate even when in mortal danger”
Gregory Benford, Foundation's Fear

Mansi Tejpal
“Tears don’t make you a girl, but they sure make you human.”
Mansi Tejpal

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