Expansion Quotes

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Alan Bennett
“[B]riefing is not reading. In fact it is the antithesis of reading. Briefing is terse, factual and to the point. Reading is untidy, discursive and perpetually inviting. Briefing closes down a subject, reading opens it up.”
Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

E.M. Forster
“Expansion. That is the idea the novelist must cling to. Not completion. Not rounding off, but opening out.”
E.M. Forster, Aspects of the Novel

Pooja Agnihotri
“Overexpansion is counterproductive when you don’t have enough resources to sustain that.”
Pooja Agnihotri, 17 Reasons Why Businesses Fail :Unscrew Yourself From Business Failure

Virginia Woolf
“What the fissure through which one sees disaster? The circle is unbroken; the harmony complete. Here is the central rhythm; here the common mainspring. I watch it expand, contract; and then expand again. Yet I am not included.”
Virginia Woolf, The Waves

“Human beings have always been an unfinished species, a story in the middle, a succession of families, tribes, and societies in transition to new awarenesses. Although we have always prided ourselves on our willingness to adapt to all habitats, and on our skill at prospering and making ourselves comfortable wherever we are -- in a meadow, in a desert, on the tundra, or out on the ocean -- we don't just adapt to places, or modify them in order to ease our burdens. We're the only species that over and over again has deliberately transformed our surroundings in order to stretch our capacity for understanding and provoke new accomplishments. And our growing and enhanced understanding is our most valuable, and our most vulnerable, inheritance.”
Tony Hiss, The Experience of Place: A New Way of Looking at and Dealing with our Radically Changing Cities and Countryside

Ayn Rand
“Live and act within the limit of your knowledge and keep expanding it to the limit of your life. Redeem your mind from the hockshops of authority. Accept the fact that you are not omniscient, but playing a zombie will not give you omniscience—that your mind is fallible, but becoming mindless will not make you infallible—that an error made on your own is safer than ten truths accepted on faith, because the first leaves you the means to correct it, but the second destroys your capacity to distinguish truth from error.”
Ayn Rand

Criss Jami
“Love in this life is expanded by our anticipation of the next life. Those who love under God are never satisfied with small love, or love bound by the flaws of human emotion. Those who love under God dream of another life where they can experience it and live it in God's perfect form, so they seek to build it in this life as much as possible.”
Criss Jami, Diotima, Battery, Electric Personality

Maria Popova
“Kepler knew what we habitually forget—that the locus of possibility expands when the unimaginable is imagined and then made real through systematic effort.”
Maria Popova, Figuring

Steven Millhauser
“Awkward approximations, dull stammerings which cannot convey my sense of exhilaration as I seem to burst impediments, to exceed bounds of the possible, to experience, in the ruins of the human, the birth of something utterly new.”
Steven Millhauser, Dangerous Laughter

Gideon Haigh
“One keeps looking out for innovation in IPL, but of late it hasn't been all that obvious. Lionel Richie as an opening act? Johnny Mathis must have been busy. Matthew Hayden's Mongoose? Looks a bit like Bob Willis' bat with the "flow-through holes"; Saint Peter batting mitts are surely overdue a revival. The only genuinely intriguing step this year, bringing the IPL to YouTube, was forced on Modi by the collapse of Setanta; otherwise what Modi presents as 'innovation' is merely expansion by another name, in the number of franchises and the number of games.”
Gideon Haigh

“The whole point of the physical experience is the expansion beyond that Which Is.”
Abraham Hicks

Esther Hicks
“The whole point of the physical experience is the expansion beyond that which Is.

That’s why eternity is eternal.

That’s why there is something more than Now.

That’s why there is eternally more.

Always has been, always will be.”
Esther Hicks

Richie Norton
“Freedom, influence and impact first, expansion second.”
Richie Norton

Neale Donald Walsch
“There is only one purpose for all of life, and that is for you and all that lives to experience fullest glory. [...] The wonder of this purpose is that it is never-ending. [...] Should there come a moment in which you experience yourself in your fullest glory, you will in that instant imagine an ever greater glory to fulfill. The more you are, the more you can become, and the more you can become, the more you can yet be.”
Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations with God: An Uncommon Dialogue, Book 1

“You have to create space;
you have to remove something;
you have to break something down in your life,
in order to bring in the new.”
Kathrin Zenkina

Georges Canguilhem
“Le souci morbide d'éviter les situations éventuellement génératrices de réactions catastrophiques exprime l'instinct de conservation. Cet instinct n'est pas, selon Goldstein, la loi générale de la vie, mais la loi d'une vie rétractée. L'organisme sain cherche moins à se maintenir dans son état et son milieu présents qu'à réaliser sa nature. Or cela exige que cet organisme, en affrontant des risques, accepte l'éventualité de réactions catastrophiques. L'homme sain ne se dérobe pas devant les problèmes que lui posent les bouleversements parfois subits de ses habitudes, même physiologiquement parlant ; il mesure sa santé à sa capacité de surmonter les crises organiques pour instaurer un nouvel ordre.”
Georges Canguilhem, The Normal and the Pathological

Georges Canguilhem
“L'homme, même physique, ne se limite pas à son organisme. L'homme ayant prolongé ses organes par des outils, ne voit dans son corps que le moyen de tous les moyens d'actions possibles. C'est donc au-delà du corps qu'il faut regarder pour apprécier ce qui est normal ou pathologique pour ce corps même. Avec une infirmité comme l'astigmatisme ou la myopie on serait normal dans une société agricole ou pastorale, mais on est anormal dans la marine ou dans l'aviation. Donc on ne comprend bien comment, dans les milieux propres à l'homme, le même homme se trouve à des moments différents normal ou anormal, ayant les mêmes organes, que si l'on comprend comment la vitalité organique s'épanouit chez l'homme en plasticité technique et en avidité de domination du milieu.”
Georges Canguilhem, The Normal and the Pathological

David Taylor-Klaus
“Keep your eyes and heart open. Do the work to create conditions where the magic can unfold. Your growth is about belief, choice, and action.”
David Taylor-Klaus

David Taylor-Klaus
“When you see yourself as creative, your world expands.”
David Taylor-Klaus

Shelby Forsythia
“Contrary to many societal teachings, there is no conquering grief. It’s impossible to “win” at an emotional experience like loss, because grief is not that kind of game. The object of grief is not to make the grief go away, but to expand your heart to make room for it. When you live with an expanded heart, there is room for you and your grief to exist side by side.”
Shelby Forsythia, Your Grief, Your Way: A Year of Practical Guidance and Comfort After Loss

Esther Hicks
“I'm pure positive energy, deliberately choosing contrast for expansion.
Not just contrast for my expansion.
Contrast for the expansion of the Universe, at large!
Contrast for the expansion of the Source, within me.
Leading-edge contrast, for leading-edge expansion.”
Esther Hicks

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“You must carry a knife in your soul to stay on the cutting edge of yourself.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“If you keep standing on the verge of greatness, you'll eventually get the opportunity to leap into it.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones, Giants At Play: Finding Wisdom, Courage, And Acceptance To Encounter Your Destiny

Abhijit Naskar
“I expand, therefore I am.”
Abhijit Naskar, Mucize Insan: When The World is Family

Laurie Perez
“He’s taller than his shadow now; at odd minutes he scrapes the fading sky with the round, upturned bowl of skull that holds his matter in. No way to catch those minutes, no way to stable the seconds. He is simply growing, but not simply. There’s nothing simple about the way he’s aching and expanding.”
Laurie Perez, Virga in Death Valley

Laurie Perez
“Bertie is the soul of the desert. Her body’s Navajo brown inside the dawn of civilization. Her heart, the rumble of wind across dark boulders, across the ocean of dry soil. He holds her now inside his small, growing frame.”
Laurie Perez, Virga in Death Valley

Abhijit Naskar
“Expansion is not a matter of physical travel, it's a matter of mental travel. How much have you traveled inside your mind, that’s the question!”
Abhijit Naskar, Girl Over God: The Novel

Abhijit Naskar
“Expand yourself beyond yourself, and the world will be yours.”
Abhijit Naskar, Generation Corazon: Nationalism is Terrorism

Abhijit Naskar
“Discard anything that makes you narrow, discard anything that separates you from people, discard anything that impairs your growth. Discard traditions that make you narrow, discard scriptures that make you narrow, discard heritage that makes you narrow, discard culture that makes you narrow, discard constitutions, policies and governments that make you narrow. Expansion is the watchword of life, nay, expansion is life, narrowness is death.”
Abhijit Naskar, Generation Corazon: Nationalism is Terrorism

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