Existance Quotes

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Elizabeth Wurtzel
“In a strange way, I had fallen in love with my depression. Dr. Sterling was right about that. I loved it because I thought it was all I had. I thought depression was the part of my character that made me worthwhile. I thought so little of myself, felt that I had such scant offerings to give to the world, that the one thing that justified my existence at all was my agony.”
Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation

Kirstie Alley
“It's funny. No matter how hard you try, you can't close your heart forever. And the minute you open it up, you never know what's going to come in. But when it does, you just have to go for it! Because if you don't, there's not point in being here.”
Kirstie Alley

William S. Burroughs
“Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it. I call it 'creative observation.' Creative viewing.”
William S. Burroughs, Ports of Entry: William S. Burroughs and the Arts

Jonathan Safran Foer
“I read the first chapter of A Brief History of Time when Dad was still alive, and I got incredibly heavy boots about how relatively insignificant life is, and how compared to the universe and compared to time, it didn't even matter if I existed at all. When Dad was tucking me in that night and we were talking about the book, I asked if he could think of a solution to that problem. "Which problem?" "The problem of how relatively insignificant we are." He said, "Well, what would happen if a plane dropped you in the middle of the Sahara Desert and you picked up a single grain of sand with tweezers and moved it one millimeter?" I said, "I'd probably die of dehydration." He said, "I just mean right then, when you moved that single grain of sand. What would that mean?" I said, "I dunno, what?" He said, "Think about it." I thought about it. "I guess I would have moved one grain of sand." "Which would mean?" "Which would mean I moved a grain of sand?" "Which would mean you changed the Sahara." "So?" "So? So the Sahara is a vast desert. And it has existed for millions of years. And you changed it!" "That's true!" I said, sitting up. "I changed the Sahara!" "Which means?" he said. "What? Tell me."
"Well I'm not talking about painting the Mona Lisa or curing cancer. I'm just talking about moving that one grain of sand one millimeter." "Yeah? If you hadn't done it, human history would have been one way..." "Uh-huh?" "But you did do it, so...?" I stood on the bed, pointing one of my fingers at the fake stars, and screamed: "I changed the course of human history!" "That's right." "I changed the universe!" "You did." "I'm God!" "You're an atheist." "I don't exist!" I fell back onto the bed, into his arms, and we cracked up together.”
Jonathan Safran Foer

Alexander Shulgin
“Some part of me can't wait to see what life's going to come up with next! Anticipation without the usual anxiety. And underneath it all is the feeling that we both belong here, just as we are, right now.”
Alexander Shulgin

Voltaire
“The interest I have to believe a thing is no proof that such a thing exists.”
Voltaire

Julie Schumacher
“Maybe the things she loved most weren't meant to be permanent. Maybe the fact that they existed was enough.”
Julie Schumacher, Grass Angel

“They say the apple don't fall far from the tree but every apple has it own seeds”
O. S. Hickman

“For those who were born lovers, falling in love is neither an option nor a decision. it is a matter of existence.”
Sameh Elsayed

Alex Scarrow
“His dying mind conjured up one last, reassuring thought.
In the end, don't we all come from dust anyway? We come from dust... and we end as dust.
The oh-so-short passage in between is the bit we call 'life'.
Everything ends eventually.
Everything.”
Alex Scarrow, The Infinity Cage

“There are cracks to other worlds, places in our daily existence where you can pry the walls open and arrive on the other side—if you can get your fingers around the edges.”
Derek Franz

Annie Dillard
“I am a sacrifice bound with cords to the horns of the world's rock altar, waiting for worms. I take a deep breath, I open my eyes. Looking, I see there are worms in the horns of the altar like live maggots in amber, there are shells of worms in the rock and moths flapping at my eyes. A wind from no place rises. A sense of the real exults me; the cords loosen: I walk on my way.”
Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

“I wanna live- that's all”
Tovin

Dennis Sharpe
“The strange thing was how quiet everything became just in that moment. Everything. All of existence, covered in a thick, still blanket of complete silence. The screeching tires and the yelling all paused. And then it happened: the white flash. It was blinding, taking away all definition of earth and sky, leaving nothing visible but the awful purity of the white. I remember that I flinched instinctively. That was all I really had time to do. Then, as if to announce my passing and that of all three-hundred-and-fourteen other souls working the midnight shift at the plant, came the roar. It was a guttural thunderous growl, like some great evil had just been released into the world. After that…”
Dennis Sharpe, Saturday Night To Infinity

Mike Carey
“Far as I can see, we mostly exist as *ideas* in each other's heads. The way *you* see me. The way my *boss* sees me. The way the *waitress* at Lindy's sees me.”
Mike Carey, The Unwritten, Vol. 5: On to Genesis

“Don’t fear the future or regret the past but celebrate the present.”
Tim Mann artist

Frank Close
“We are made of atoms. With each breath you inhale a million billion billion atoms of oxygen, which gives some idea of how small each one is. All of them, together with the carbon atoms in your skin, and indeed everything else on Earth, were cooked in a star some 5 billion years ago. So you are made of stuff that is as old as the planet, one-third as old as the universe, though this is the first time that those atoms have been gathered together such that they think that they are you.”
Frank Close, Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction

“Talk to me that I feel my existence”
Hilal Hamdaan

Ljupka Cvetanova
“I improvise therefore I exist!”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Russell Anthony Gibbs
“This book of our existence is everything that has ever happened to everyone in every universe. All the pages exist at once even though you are reading them one at a time. When you finish a page and turn your consciousness to another page, the previous page remains.”
Russell Anthony Gibbs, The Six Principles of Enlightenment and Meaning of Life

Hina Hashmi
“The universal mind has all the knowledge, discoveries of the present and the future. It’s up to us when we access the available resources which are waiting for us to move forward.”
Hina Hashmi, Your Life A Practical Guide to Happiness Peace and Fulfilment

“To be what it takes for truly being is the most profound skill among all that exists in any form”
Manas A Datta

“How do I know that you exist?
That's just it. I don't!”
Anthony T.Hincks

Alastair Reynolds
“It’s not the span of time that counts, but what you do with it. While you humans have been grubbing around the galaxy, looking for a sense of purpose, a meaning to pin on the chain of cosmic accidents that brought you shambling into existence, we have been doing great things. In the span of time that it takes you to sneeze, I can run the equivalent of a year’s worth of human consciousness. Imagine all the thinking we have done since our emergence.”
Alastair Reynolds

“Most people don't understand life till they die and they don't understand death because they have never lived.”
Aditya Ajmera

“A footprint in the sand can become your whole existence if you let it.”
Anthony T.Hincks

Maria Semple
“There was something unspeakably noble about their age, their scale, their lack of consciousness, their right to exist. Every single iceberg filled me with feelings of sadness and wonder.”
Maria Semple, Where'd You Go, Bernadette

“My needs are simple:- a palace, a Ferrari, a butler, a maid, and a salary of $1,000,000 a day.
Your needs are extravagant:- a bowl, a place to sleep, and $1 a week.

I just don't know why you want so much.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Garth Ennis
“I get down on my knees every mornin' an' give eternal thanks for the existence of girls in a otherwise pointless universe.”
Garth Ennis, Preacher, Volume 7: Salvation

Mike Carey
“Far as I can see, we mostly exist as *ideas* in each other's heads. The way *you* see me. The way my *boss* sees me. The way the *waitress* at Lindy's sees me. Skins on an *onion*, right? Except that's all there is to us. The *skins*.”
Mike Carey

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