Defining Quotes

Quotes tagged as "defining" (showing 1-13 of 13)
Michael Ondaatje
“A love story is not about those who lost their heart but about those who find that sullen inhabitant who, when it is stumbled upon, means the body can fool no one, can fool nothing—not the wisdom of sleep or the habit of social graces. It is a consuming of oneself and the past.”
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient

Cristina Marrero
“Everyone wears clothing, yes? Society divides these clothing up into Men & Women’s, Boys & Girls’, Jr. & Miss. But society cannot decide who wears what. While the fabric may be cut to suit a traditionally male or female body (boy or girls body), the second the buyer purchases the item, that clothing no longer becomes 'boys' or 'girls' clothes, but rather, the buyers clothes. This is an example of the individual defining the identity term vs. the identity term defining the individual.”
Cristina Marrero

Patricia Highsmith
“At any rate, Therese thought, she was happier than she ever had been before. And why worry about defining everything?”
Patricia Highsmith, The Price of Salt

Thomas B. Dowd III
“There are no defining moments. There are only your moments to define.”
Thomas B. Dowd III

Malcolm Bradbury
“You have a faculty for defining the simplest in terms of the grandiose, so that a poor devil like me can't understand it.”
Malcolm Bradbury, Eating People is Wrong

Friedrich Nietzsche
“...all concepts in which an entire process is semiotically concentrated elude definition; only that which has no history is definable.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morals / Ecce Homo

Alex Morritt
“In the absence of a formally agreed, worldwide dictionary definition of 'Quotography' (in 2016), here are my two cents worth: 'Quotography is the art of pairing unique quotations with complementary images in order to express thought-provoking ideas, challenging concepts, profound sentiments'.”
Alex Morritt, Lines & Lenses

Tim Hiller
“We usually don't realize the thing that is defining our identity until that thing is taken away.”
Tim Hiller, Strive: Life is Short, Pursue What Matters

“Was weird until weird was normal”
Alex Grove

“These are defining moments...while the pain maybe greater.....the joy maybe greater.”
M Carithers

“These are defining moments, while the pain maybe great, the joy maybe greater.”
M Carithers

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