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

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

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

“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

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

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: With a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs

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

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

“This cause, therefore, of all existing things cannot be any one of them.”
Plotinus, The Essential Plotinus

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

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

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

Mitch Albom
“And slowly a discussion begins - as Morrie has wanted all along - about the effect of silence on human relations.
Why are we embarrassed by silence? What comfort do we find in all the noise?”
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Ruby Mohan
“Either a man had been to charm school and acquired the Pied Piper effect or he had not.”
Ruby Mohan, The Kidnapping

“Nonsense is the path to the opposite.
Weakness the path to strength.

“What does living do to any of us?”
Tracy K. Smith, Duende

Joshua Becker
“In psychological theory, the endowment effect is our tendency to consider an object more important than it really is simply because we own it. This explains why it's so hard for us to get rid of our stuff.”
Joshua Becker, The Minimalist Home: A Room-by-Room Guide to a Decluttered, Refocused Life

Steven Redhead
“The effect or impact any occurrence has is only temporary, even though at first it may indeed be overburdening.”
Steven Redhead, Life Is A Circus

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“A single stone thrown into the water sends dozens of ripples in every direction. And whether that be in the middle of an ocean or the confines of a single puddle, those ripples cover an area hundreds of times larger than the point at which the stone landed. Therefore, it’s not where we land. Rather, it’s the impact of our landing.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Shannon L. Alder
“We are all authors of our life's story. Choose your word wisely because you never know who is reading it.”
shannon l. alder

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“What rubs off on me is hard to rub off. So, I’d better figure out what I rubbing up against.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Kamaran Ihsan Salih
“The place which you filled is not visible to people when you leave the place then they feel your effect.”
Kamaran Ihsan Salih

Hadinet Tekie
“Words can be like a butterfly effect.”
Hadinet Tekie

“When the rabbit dies, the fox gets fatter
When the fish dies, the otter gets fatter
When the tree dies, the beaver gets fatter
When the man dies, the Mortician gets fatter.”
Cheryl R Cowtan

Steven Magee
“Nutritional supplementing with magnesium had a profound effect on my sleep!”
Steven Magee, Magee’s Disease

John Joclebs Bassey
“Love is often called ‘a beautiful thing’, yet it leaves ugly scars behind.”
John Joclebs Bassey, Night of a Thousand Thoughts

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