Distortion Quotes

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Yohji Yamamoto
“I think perfection is ugly. Somewhere in the things humans make, I want to see scars, failure, disorder, distortion.”
Yohji Yamamoto

Jonathan Swift
“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.”
Jonathan Swift

Percy Bysshe Shelley
“Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
“The most dangerous of all falsehoods is a slightly distorted truth.”
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, The Waste Books

Flannery O'Connor
“The truth is not distorted here, but rather a distortion is used to get at truth.”
Flannery O'Connor

Alexandra Katehakis
“Sexual distortions carry strong undertones of prejudice—sexism, racism and homophobia—that rob individuals of their individuality. Common stereotypes include “men are all dogs,” “women are less interested in sex,” “gays are promiscuous,” certain races are frigid or hung, and certain sex acts are indulgent, effeminate, or immoral. Other distortions clearly function as tools of organizations or of religious or political figures to shape public opinion through dogma and to control their followers’ lives.”
Alexandra Katehakis, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

John M. Barry
“Society cannot function if it is every man for himself. By definition, civilization cannot survive that.
Those in authority must retain the public's trust. The way to do that is to distort nothing, to put the best face on nothing, to try to manipulate no one.”
John M. Barry, The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It is not the chains of some tyrant that robs us of freedom. Rather, it is the staleness of our attitude.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“There are many things that have distorted the person inside you from what you were created to be”
Sunday Adelaja

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Too often fear is fiction madly running amuck, all the while madly tracking ‘muck’ across the floor of fact.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Siri Hustvedt
“Distortion is part of desire. We always change the things we want.”
Siri Hustvedt, The Blindfold

“The more distortions we have the less attention we can pay to realizing our potential and self- actualization of our personality”
Sunday Adelaja

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I see everything outside of me through the lens of everything that is inside of me. Therefore, before I look at the world outside I’d be wise to look at the lens inside.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Roland Barthes
“However paradoxical it may seem, myth hides nothing: its function is to distort, not to make disappear.”
Roland Barthes, Mythologies

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The ‘fact’ of my actions frequently collide with the ‘fiction’ of my words. And at what point will I live what I say, so I will avoid what I do?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

A.H. Septimius
“History will remember him as a savage, but that's because we write the histories.”
A.H. Septimius, Crowns Of Amara: The Return Of The Oracle

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The best I can do is to ‘pretend’ that I’m my own god. But in the pretending I have to pretend that I’m not pretending, and somehow that doesn’t sound very god-like to me.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“It is in opposing the world’s lies that we impose truth in our hearts.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

George Orwell
“Beware of my partisanship, my mistakes of fact and the distortion inevitably caused by my having seen only one corner of events.”
George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia

“Truth can only be seen by those with truth in them.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Aysha Taryam
“How difficult it has become to decipher the truth from the fictitious, to trust one’s own eyes over the art of image distortion. Information is power and if readings have taught us anything, it is that power inevitably corrupts.”
Aysha Taryam

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“My denial of some ‘thing’ does not have the power to eradicate that ‘thing.’ And the denial of that fact may very well be the basis of all denial.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Deceit, distortion, misdirection, and concealment are all lies in altered masks.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I pray for sufficient wisdom to understand that wisdom apart from God is the stuff of opinion tainted by the rot of bias. And if I am somehow apt to confuse such rubbish with wisdom, I will think myself wise but find myself living in a landfill.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“To get rid of complexes and consequently, to finding a more conscious and harmonious life is to see and understand where these distortions occurs in our lives”
Sunday Adelaja

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Romanticizing comes with colored glasses of the most colored sort.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“It's the great flax of journalism: The more something happens, the less newsworthy it is. We have follow the same trajectory as the stock market---sustained and unstoppable growth.”
Nathan Hill, The Nix

Maria Karvouni
“Humans are not perfect creatures and tend to distort the facts either intentionally or unintentionally. There are always the brightest minds who offer justice but they are exception. So always be reserved of what others tell. It might be more fiction than fiction.”
Maria Karvouni

“Each reader appropriates the book that he or she reads. The message so carefully transmitted by the writer always reaches the reading audience in a filtered, distorted and altered form.”
Christoph Grafe, Oase 70: Architecture and Literature

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Being our own god grants us the terrifying illusion that we possess sufficient power to bring the world around us to its knees, when in fact it will only serve to bring us to our grave. And sadly, the cemeteries seem quite full these days.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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