Quotes About Search For Meaning

Quotes tagged as "search-for-meaning" (showing 1-14 of 14)
Stephen Hawking
“Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?”
Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time

“I did not know I was on a search for passionate aliveness. I only knew I was lonely and lost and that something was drawing me deeper beneath the surface of my life in search of meaning. There is a hunger in people to go to those deep depths; to know that our lives are sacred; that our hearts are truly capable of love. It is a yearning to be all the we can be. A longing for what is real.”
Anne Hillman, The Dancing Animal Woman

Emma Raveling
“Mortals search for what they are unable to give, what they lack within themselves.”
Emma Raveling, Breaker

Destin Bays
“I’m at a crossroads. I believe I only have one chance to pick the proper direction.”
Destin Bays, True Love

Brian Cox
“Life, just like the stars, the planets and the galaxies, is just a temporary structure on the long road from order to disorder. But that doesn't make us insignificant, because we are the Cosmos made conscious. Life is the means by which the universe understands itself. And for me, our true significance lies in our ability to understand and explore this beautiful universe.”
Brian Cox

Andre Averbug
“The problem with happiness is that it’s a difficult thing to detect. It’s discreet and serene by definition. Just when you think you’ve found it, it’s likely just a spark of euphoria, as quick and fleeting as fireworks. Human beings are therefore doomed to feeling happy without knowing it or experiencing brief and unstable glimmers of euphoria. There aren’t many people who have the tantric ability to fully experience happiness, detached from the bliss of euphoria.”
Andre Averbug, The Drifting Self: A Novella

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Those who dare seek, shall find what they are seeking for.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“Keeping what you have is hard like searching for what you've lost.”
Auliq Ice

Andre Averbug
“Each person has to face this challenge – you must search inside yourself. The props – surroundings, interactions, rituals, customs and superstitions – are just palliatives. You have to achieve your balance on your own; it has to come from the self. Once you get there, you can afford the luxury of lavishing your life with the pleasures of your drifting journey.”
Andre Averbug, The Drifting Self: A Novella

Julio Cortázar
“[E]r gibt uns das Gefühl, weniger einsam zu sein in dieser Sackgasse im Dienste der Großen-Eitelkeit-Idealismus-Realismus-Spiritualismus-Materialismus des Abendlandes, G.m.b.H.”
Julio Cortázar, Hopscotch

Debasish Mridha
“What you are looking for is not out there. It is inside of you. You just have to reveal it.”
Debasish Mridha

John Gardner
“What do you call the Hrothgar-wrecker when Hrothgar has been wrecked?”
John Gardner, Grendel

“even admirable human desires for love, for belonging, and for meaning can be manipulated by unscrupulous individuals to benefit themselves”
Noah Berlatsky

“The inexorable search for a stanza of meaning hangs like a thundercloud over the troposphere of humankind’s prosaic existence. A dithering sense of loss engulfs us. Humankind’s unattainable desire to achieve a slice of perfection generates a suspenseful haze of doom. A lingering stab of incompleteness coupled with the tantalizing riddles of fate are inalterably interlinked and imbued in all thinking people’s tormented soul. This cross coalescence of unattainable longing melds with the mystic tinged edges of uncertainty, spawned by the unanswerable questions posed by fate, fomenting a dialectical dissonance that distinguishes and ultimately exemplifies the arc of humankind’s plaintive subsistence.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

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