Concept Quotes

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Garth Stein
“Such a simple concept, yet so true: that which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.”
Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

“A piece of art comes to life, when we can feel, it is breathing, when it talks to us and starts raising questions. It may dispel biased perceptions; make us recognize ignored fragments and remember forsaken episodes of our life story. Art may sometimes even be nasty and disturbing, if we don’t want to consent to its philosophy or concept, but it might, in the end, perhaps reconcile us with ourselves. ("When is Art?")”
Erik Pevernagie

Friedrich Nietzsche
“My conception of freedom. — The value of a thing sometimes does not lie in that which one attains by it, but in what one pays for it — what it costs us. Liberal institutions cease to be liberal as soon as they are attained: later on, there are no worse and no more thorough injurers of freedom than liberal institutions.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

“Let people embrace their elected god or let them create one if they feel inspired. In case some want to share, it may be fun but if they don’t fancy the concept, they should be free to recant. (“Is Heaven a place in the sky?”)”
Erik Pevernagie

“Eliminate the concept of division by class, skills, race, income, and nationality. We are all equals with a common pulse to survive. Every human requires food and water. Every human has a dream and desire to be happy. Every human responds to love, suffering and pain. Every human bleeds the same color and occupies the same world. Let us recognize that we are all part of each other. We are all human. We are all one.”
Suzy Kassem

Michael Bassey Johnson
“It doesn't really matter if you are left behind the back, but what matters is your capacity to pull and push everyone by your way to get to the front.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

John Steinbeck
“The last clear definite function of man—muscles aching to work, minds aching to create beyond the single need—this is man....For man, unlike any other thing organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments. This you may say of man—when theories change and crash, when schools, philosophies, when narrow dark alleys of thought, national, religious, economic, grow and disintegrate, man reaches, stumbles forward, painfully, mistakenly sometimes. Having stepped forward, he may slip back, but only half a step, never the full step back. This you may say and know it and know it. This you may know when the bombs plummet out of the black planes on the market place, when prisoners are stuck like pigs, when the crushed bodies drain filthily in the dust. You may know it in this way. If the step were not being taken, if the stumbling-forward ache were not alive, the bombs would not fall, the throats would not be cut. Fear the time when the bombs stop falling while the bombers live—for every bomb is proof that the spirit has not died. And fear the time when the strikes stop while the great owners live—for every little beaten strike is proof that the step is being taken. And this you can know—fear the time when Manself will not suffer and die for a concept, for this one quality is the foundation of Manself, and this one quality is man, distinctive in the universe.”
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

Toba Beta
“If I could somehow know the future,
then now should not be like this time.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Ayn Rand
“Just as a concept becomes a unit when integrated with others into a wider concept, so a genus becomes a single unit, a species, when integrated with others into a wider genus. For instance, “table” is a species of the genus “furniture,” which is a species of the genus “household goods,” which is a species of the genus “man-made objects.” “Man” is a species of the genus “animal,” which is a species of the genus “organism,” which is a species of the genus “entity.”
Ayn Rand, The Ayn Rand Lexicon: Objectivism from A to Z

Toba Beta
“Forever means losing count of years.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Álvaro de Campos
“His conception of the universe is, however, instinctive, not intellectual; it can't be criticized as a concept, because there’s none there, and it can't be criticized as temperament, because temperament can't be criticized.”
Álvaro de Campos

William Faulkner
“That was when I learned that words are no good; that words dont ever fit even what they are trying to say at.”
William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying

Talismanist Giebra
“Some concepts take courage.”
Talismanist Giebra, Talismanist: Fragments of the Ancient Fire. Philosophy of Fragmentism Series.

Talismanist Giebra
“To have a story of a Talismanist is to have a story of living talismanic concepts.”
Talismanist Giebra, Talismanist: Fragments of the Ancient Fire. Philosophy of Fragmentism Series.

Deyth Banger
“Life is repudiation, friendship is a lieable concept.”
Deyth Banger, Brain on Porn

“Each civilization speaks in its language, using specific content of the concepts. And this specificity in itself makes it difficult to transmit the information from one civilization to another. While translating a language from one civilization, some part of the information is going to be lost, some part to be mystified, some part to be associated with a completely different content taken from remote resources for this civilization. As a result, what one civilization comprehends turns out to be entirely, or partially different from what is supposed to be transmitted by another civilization, which in turn leads to the fact that the average mind in this civilization becomes more erroneous and confused.”
Elmar Hussein

Simone Weil
“Both the destruction and the preservation of capitalism are meaningless slogans, but these slogans are supported by real organizations. Corresponding to each empty abstraction there is an actual human group, and any abstraction of which this is not true remains harmless.”
simone weil, Simone Weil: An Anthology

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If the dream is not bigger than me, I have mistaken an idea for a dream.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Deyth Banger
“Everybody is selfish…
that's life!”
Deyth Banger, How to Talk to Anyone

Douglas R. Hofstadter
“There can be conceptual skeletons on several different levels of abstraction. For instance, the "isomorphism" between Bongard problems 70 and 71, already pointed out, involves higher-level conceptual skeleton than that needed to solve either problem in isolation.”
Douglas R. Hofstadter, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

Ehsan Sehgal
“You see the way if you understand the concept and the description of the words, that have some roles in your life.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Talismanist Giebra
“Freedom is a living concept, free in itself…”
Talismanist Giebra, Talismanist: Fragments of the Ancient Fire. Philosophy of Fragmentism Series.

Ehsan Sehgal
“Whenever you wish to learn and understand the real and true concept of love, and humanity, observe the children's devotion.”
Ehsan Sehgal

“Your job is to choose the solution that you think is the most appropriate. This decision-making isn't subjective; it comes from informed judgment.”
David Dabner

Agnès Desarthe
“My favorite chapter is about dogs. In it the author explains that dogs are not animals. According to him, or her (I don't know what sex authors are in the same way I don't know their names), dogs are a concept. A Doberman is not much like a Cocker Spaniel which shares few characteristics with a Chihuahua; a Saint-Bernard can meet a Pekingese and, theoretically, they can mate, but does that ever happen and would it be a good thing? Because, although zoologically they belong to the same species, in practical terms it's blindingly obvious they're not made for each other. The author went on to say how amazed he (or she) was that his three-year-old daughter (the tendency to mix personal life with reasoning makes me incline towards an Anglo-Saxon writer) could always recognize a dog when she saw one in the street, even though the animals she pointed at so enthusiastically- delighted by an opportunity to display her combined mastery of language and categorization- didn't look anything like each other. If a cat appeared, even a big beefy one, she would not be fooled. If a pony turned up, even the smallest of its lineage, smaller at the wither than a Great Dane, she would not cry 'Dog! Dog!' She knew. Even if they don't bark, have their ears trimmed so they prick up, or are bundled into miniature anoraks to protect them from inclement weather, dogs maintain their conceptual integrity.”
Agnès Desarthe, Chez Moi

Ehsan Sehgal
“To understand someone is a different concept while the understanding, with someone, is another meaning.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Talismanist Giebra
“To have a story of a spiritual trailblazer is to have a story of discovering new spiritual concepts.”
Talismanist Giebra, Talismanist: Fragments of the Ancient Fire. Philosophy of Fragmentism Series.

Awdhesh Singh
“We are all rational in our own eyes. We are irrational only from the perspective of another person whose concept of rationality is different from ours.”
Awdhesh Singh, Myths are Real, Reality is a Myth

Awdhesh Singh
“A progressive society chooses a Dharma which benefits most members of that society. Hence, Dharma has to change with time. While Dharma is an ancient concept, it must incorporate new principles to keep pace with changing times. The blind observation of any principle can only lead to failure, miseries and unhappiness.”
Awdhesh Singh, Myths are Real, Reality is a Myth

Ehsan Sehgal
“Nature, within it all shapes, appears to disappear. As thus, it verifies its visionary concept itself.”
Ehsan Sehgal

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