Effect Quotes

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E.L. James
“Why does he have such an unnerving effect on me? His over-whelming good looks maybe? The way his eyes blaze at me? The way he strokes his index finger against his lower lip? I wish he'd stop doing that.”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey

Vera Nazarian
“A boomerang returns back to the person who throws it.

But first, while moving in a circle, it hits its target.

So does gossip.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Alison Croggon
“It is not given to us to know what difference we can make, and perhaps we can make no difference at all. But that is no reason not to make the attempt," said Saliman quietly. "The Light shines more brightly in the darkness.”
Alison Croggon, The Crow

Marcus Aurelius
“Life is opinion.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“Whenever you appreciate a certain thing you become conscious of its real quality, and whenever you become conscious of the quality of anything, you begin to develop that quality in yourself. When we appreciate the worth of a person, we tend to impress the idea of that worth in our own minds, and thereby cause the same effect to be produced, in a measure, in ourselves.”
Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them

Ovid
“The cause is hidden. The effect is visible to all.”
Ovid

Vera Nazarian
“Karma has been a pop culture term for ages. But really, what the heck is it?

Karma is not an inviolate engine of cosmic punishment. Rather, it is a neutral sequence of acts, results, and consequences.

Receiving misfortune does not necessarily indicate that one has committed evil. But it is a sufficient indicator of something else.

And that something else can be anything, as long as it is a logical consequence of what has come before.

Consider: if you fall into a well, you are not a bad person who deserves to suffer—you are merely someone who took a wrong step. Or someone who had one drink too many. Or got a head rush due to poor circulation. Or forgot to wear your glasses. Or—

The reasons are plentiful, and all plausible. But the chain of cause and effect goes way, way back into the deepest hoariest recesses of your personal past.

So never rule out retribution. But never expect it.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Douglas Adams
“The little waiter's eyebrows wandered about his forehead in confusion.”
Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Deeds need time, even after they are done, in order to be seen or heard.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science

Edgar Allan Poe
“A skillful literary artist has constructed a tale. If wise, he has not fashioned his thoughts to accommodate his incidents; but having conceived, with deliberate care, a certain unique or single effect to be wrought out, he then invents as may best aid him in establishing this preconceived effect. If his very initial sentence tend not to the outbringing of this effect, then he has failed in his first step. In the whole composition there should be no words written, of which the tendency, direct or indirect, is not to the one pre-established design. And by such means, with such care and skill, a picture is at length painted which leaves in the mind of him who contemplates it with a kindred art, a sense of the fullest satisfaction. The idea of the tale has been presented unblemished because undisturbed: and this is an end unattainable by the novel. Undue brevity is just as exceptionable here as in the poem; but undue length is yet more to be avoided.”
Edgar Allan Poe

“The more you can observe the less you are effect. Effect is the manifestation of lack of observation”
Meir Ezra

“Responsibility is knowing you are cause.”
Meir Ezra

William Wordsworth
“I listen'd, motionless and still;
And, as I mounted up the hill,
The music in my heart I bore,
Long after it was heard no more.”
William Wordsworth, The Major Works

“cause and effect act in webs, not chains.”
Steve Grand, Creation: Life and How to Make It

“If you are the adverse effect of something you did not take responsibility for that thing.”
Meir Ezra

“You are always cause but not always responsibility.”
Meir Ezra

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Most often, what I don’t know will have a vastly greater bearing on my life that what I do know.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Toba Beta
“Bluff ain't effective for people of type-A.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Mitch Albom
“He repeated it carefully, pausing for effect. " 'Love is the only rational act.”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

“People say the truth or lie or keep silent for these reasons: when they're afraid of the consequences; when they'll be affected; and when they don't care.”
Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

“Respect is the Shadowed Effect on Self of One's Own Doing!”
Somya Kedia

“You cannot grant beingness to those things you are not communicating with, and so you become the effect of those things you are not in communication with.”
Meir Ezra

“If you did not create it, you cannot be the effect of it.”
Meir Ezra

“Anything you cannot grant beingness to, you are the effect of. ”
Meir Ezra

“If you are the effect of it, you will lose it.”
Meir Ezra

“If you are totally willing to accept that you are never effect, you will never lose.”
Meir Ezra

“We don't lack the truth or knowledge, we often ignore them. That's where the word IGNORe-ANCE comes from”
Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

Primo Levi
“Le differenze possono essere piccole, ma portare a conseguenze radicalmente diverse, come gli aghi degli scambi; il mestiere del chimico consiste in buona parte nel guardarsi da queste differenze, nel conoscerle da vicino, nel prevederne gli effetti. Non solo il mestiere del chimico.”
Primo Levi, The Periodic Table

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The problem with the idea of cause and effect is that what is deemed the cause is an effect.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Peter M. Senge
“Cause and effect are not closely related in time and space.”
Peter M. Senge, The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization

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