Quotes About Profound

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Mitch Albom
“All endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time.”
Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet In Heaven

Chuck Klosterman
“Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.”
Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story

J.M. Barrie
“The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.”
J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird

Lao Tzu
“At the center of your being
you have the answer;
you know who you are
and you know what you want.”
Lao Tzu

Jane Austen
“Till this moment I never knew myself.”
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Milan Kundera
“We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come.”
Milan Kundera

Sylvia Plath
“I told him I believed in hell, and that certain people, like me, had to live in hell before they died, to make up for missing out on it after death, since they didn't believe in life after death, and what each person believed happened to him when he died.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Craig Thompson
“How satisfying it is to leave a mark on a blank surface. To make a map of my movement - no matter how temporary.”
Craig Thompson, Blankets

Mitch Albom
“It is not until much later, as the skin sags and the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives.”
Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

Annie Dillard
“You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.”
Annie Dillard

Steve Jobs
“Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life. LSD shows you that there’s another side to the coin, and you can’t remember it when it wears off, but you know it. It reinforced my sense of what was important—creating great things instead of making money, putting things back into the stream of history and of human consciousness as much as I could.”
Steve Jobs

Criss Jami
“I imagine that the intelligent people are the ones so intelligent that they don't even need or want to look 'intelligent' anymore.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Mary Shelley
“If our impulses were confined to hunger, thirst, and desire, we might be nearly free; but now we are moved by every wind that blows and a chance word or scene that that word may convey to us.”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Sanober  Khan
“The splendid thing
about falling apart
silently...
is that
you can start over
as many times
as you like.”
Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos

Deb Caletti
“You can forget that other people carry pieces of your own story around in their heads. I've always thought--put together all those random pieces form everyone who's ever known you from your parents to the guy who once sat next to you on a bus, and you'd probably see a fuller version of your life than you even did while living it.”
Deb Caletti, Stay

Deb Caletti
“People can attach themselves to something--an idea, another person, a desire--with an impossibly strong grip, and in the case of restless ghosts, a grip stronger than death. Will is a powerful thing. Will--it's supposed to be a good treat, a more determined and persistent version of determination and persistence. But will and obsession--they sit right next to each other. They pretend to be strangers and all the while meet secretly at midnight." -”
Deb Caletti, Stay

C.S. Lewis
“No man can be an exile if he remembers that all the world is one city.”
C.S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces

Charles Darwin
“...But I own that I cannot see as plainly as others do, and as I should wish to do, evidence of design and beneficence on all sides of us. There seems to me too much misery in the world. I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidæ with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars, or that a cat should play with mice... I feel most deeply that the whole subject is too profound for the human intellect. A dog might as well speculate on the mind of Newton. Let each man hope and believe what he can.”
Charles Darwin, The Life & Letters of Charles Darwin

Douglas Adams
“The car shot forward straight into the circle of light, and suddenly Arthur had a fairly clear idea of what infinity looked like.

It wasn’t infinity in fact. Infinity itself looks flat and uninteresting. Looking up into the night sky is looking into infinity—distance is incomprehensible and therefore meaningless. The chamber into which the aircar emerged was anything but infinite, it was just very very very big, so big that it gave the impression of infinity far better than infinity itself.”
Douglas Adams

Edgar Allan Poe
“That is another of your odd notions," said the Prefect, who had a fashion of calling every thing "odd" that was beyond his comprehension, and thus lived amid an absolute legion of "oddities.”
Edgar Allan Poe, The Purloined Letter

Markus Zusak
“It was Russia, January 5, 1943, and just another icy day. Out among the city and snow, there were dead Russians and Germans everywhere. Those who remained were firing into the blank pages in front of them. Three languages interwove. The Russian, the bullets, the German.”
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Victor Hugo
“The sadness which reigned everywhere was but an excuse for unfailing kindness.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

J. Robert Oppenheimer
“It is a profound and necessary truth that the deep things in science are not found because they are useful; they are found because it was possible to find them.”
J. Robert Oppenheimer

Louise Erdrich
“The only time I see the truth is when I cross my eyes.”
Louise Erdrich, The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse

Chris Crutcher
“From a distance,' he says, 'my car looks just like every other car on the freeway, and Sarah Byrnes looks just like the rest of us. And if she's going to get help, she'll get it from herself or she'll get it from us. Let me tell you why I brought this up. Because the other day when I saw how hard it was for Mobe to go to the hospital to see her, I was embarrassed that I didn't know her better, that I ever laughed at one joke about her. I was embarrassed that I let some kid go to school with me for twelve years and turned my back on pain that must be unbearable. I was embarrassed that I haven't found a way to include her somehow the way Mobe has.'

Jesus. I feel tears welling up, and I see them running down Ellerby's cheeks. Lemry better get a handle on this class before it turns into some kind of therapy group.

So,' Lemry says quietly, 'your subject will be the juxtaposition of man and God in the universe?'

Ellerby shakes his head. 'My subject will be shame.”
Chris Crutcher, Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

Landon Parham
“All things, even the deepest sorrow or the most profound happiness are all temporary. Hope is fuel for the soul, without hope, forward motion ceases.”
Landon Parham, First Night of Summer

Criss Jami
“A sign of a lover of wisdom is his delight in not running his mouth about things he doesn't know.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Michael Bassey Johnson
“A virtuos woman is not moved by big names and flamboyance, but only men of profound wisdom and integrity move her.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Edna St. Vincent Millay
“And he whose soul is flat -- the sky
Will cave in on him by and by.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Renascence and Other Poems

Ray Bradbury
“Impossible; for how many people did you know who refracted your own light to you?”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

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