Quotes About Paradox

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George Carlin
“If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?”
George Carlin

Frank Herbert
“Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.”
Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse: Dune

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man?”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Oscar Wilde
“We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities.”
Oscar Wilde

Mahatma Gandhi
“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Oscar Wilde
“Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

George Bernard Shaw
“There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.”
George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

Oscar Wilde
“Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.”
Oscar Wilde

John Lennon
“It's weird not to be weird.”
John Lennon

Rita Mae Brown
“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.”
Rita Mae Brown, Alma Mater

Jon Stewart
“Religion. It's given people hope in a world torn apart by religion.”
Jon Stewart

Ellen DeGeneres
“Procrastinate now, don't put it off.”
Ellen DeGeneres

Oscar Wilde
“In this world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. (Mr. Dumby, Act III)”
Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

Douglas Adams
“He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.”
Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

Plato
“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”
Plato, The Republic

Douglas Adams
“Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.”
Douglas Adams

Albert Einstein
“Life is a preparation for the future; and the best preparation for the future is to live as if there were none.”
Albert Einstein

Mae West
“You are never too old to become younger!”
Mae West

“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.”
Vince Lombardi Jr.

Carl R. Rogers
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
Carl R. Rogers

Craig Ferguson
“The Universe is very, very big.
It also loves a paradox. For example, it has some extremely strict rules.
Rule number one: Nothing lasts forever.
Not you or your family or your house or your planet or the sun. It is an absolute rule. Therefore when someone says that their love will never die, it means that their love is not real, for everything that is real dies.

Rule number two: Everything lasts forever.”
Craig Ferguson, Between the Bridge and the River

Tennessee Williams
“When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.”
Tennessee Williams, Camino Real

Isaac Marion
“I am Dead, but it's not so bad. I've learned to live with it.”
Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies

Michel de Montaigne
“He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

Konstantin Jireček
“We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.”
Konstantin Jireček

“Let go of certainty. The opposite isn't uncertainty. It's openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.”
Tony Schwartz

Andrew Clements
“Two wrongs don't make a right, but don't three lefts make a right? Two wrongs don't make a right, but don't two negatives make a positive?”
Andrew Clements, Things Not Seen

Sam Harris
“If someone doesn't value evidence, what evidence are you going to provide to prove that they should value it? If someone doesn’t value logic, what logical argument could you provide to show the importance of logic?”
Sam Harris

Glory: I look around at this world you're so eager to be a part of
“Glory: I look around at this world you're so eager to be a part of and all I see is six billion lunatics looking for the fastest ride out. Who's not crazy? Look around, everyone's drinking, smoking, shooting up, shooting each other, or just plain screwing their brains out 'cause they don't want 'em anymore. I'm crazy? Honey, I'm the original one-eyed chicklet in the kingdom of the blind, 'cause at least I admit the world makes me nuts.”
Douglas Petrie

Blaise Pascal
“Il n'est pas certain que tout soit incertain.
(Translation: It is not certain that everything is uncertain.)”
Blaise Pascal, Pascal's Pensees

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