Finite Quotes

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Voltaire
“Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.”
Voltaire

Madeleine L'Engle
“An infinite question is often destroyed by finite answers. To define everything is to annihilate much that gives us laughter and joy.”
Madeleine L'Engle, A Circle of Quiet

Anthony Kiedis
“Suddenly we could all hear, we could all listen, and instead of being caught up in our finite little balls of bullshit, we could all become players in that great universal orchestra again.”
Anthony Kiedis, Scar Tissue

Ilyas Kassam
“we are finite, in that we are a product and source of the infinite.”
Ilyas Kassam

Ludwig Feuerbach
“Though I myself am an atheist, I openly profess religion in the sense just mentioned, that is, a nature religion. I hate the idealism that wrenches man out of nature; I am not ashamed of my dependency on nature; I openly confess that the workings of nature affect not only my surface, my skin, my body, but also my core, my innermost being, that the air I breathe in bright weather has a salutary effect not only on my lungs but also on my mind, that the light of the sun illumines not only my eyes but also my spirit and my heart. And I do not, like a Christian, believe that such dependency is contrary to my true being or hope to be delivered from it. I know further that I am a finite moral being, that I shall one day cease to be. But I find this very natural and am therefore perfectly reconciled to the thought.”
Ludwig Feuerbach, Lectures on the Essence of Religion

A.C. Gaughen
“You see the world as fixed and finite, and it is not. It is liquid and ever moving, and one act can change everything.”
A.C. Gaughen, Lion Heart

“Attempting to contain the infinite within finite symbolism of language may result in scholarship, but it will not produce devotion. (110)”
Prem Prakash, The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion A Modern Translation of the Narada Bhakti Sutras

B.J. Novak
“You think a million billion more things will come your way, a million billion more versions of everything. But no, everything that actually causes that infinite feeling, the circumstances of every infinite feeling, is so, so finite.”
B.J. Novak, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

John Cleese
“You do realize as you grow older that almost nobody knows what they are talking about.”
John Cleese

Debasish Mridha
“Life is so transient, finite, and fragile that there is no time to hate anyone.”
Debasish Mridha

Joseph Lewis
“Unless death is made a lesson for the living, the life lived is wasted.
Why should life come into existence only to be destroyed? One dies and another is born—for what? A few miserable hours of life—then oblivion!

With this recognition of the finality of death, no one should willingly withhold acts that would bring benefits, joy or happiness to others. In death, the hesitant act can no longer be performed—the word of praise is as impossible as yesterday's return.

What perversity justified inflicting pain, suffering and death upon others who have done no wrong? If death ends all, why fight while we are living? Why shorten life with unnecessary pain and suffering? How futile are the petty problems of individuals, with their hates and jealousies, when all vanish with death?

All the prayers in the world cannot wipe out one injustice.
Every wrong is irreparable.
The dead cannot forgive.
All the tears and sighs are of no avail.
Forgiveness cannot be granted when lips cannot move.

Praise cannot be heard when ears cannot hear; joy cannot be experienced when the heart no longer beats; and the happiness of an affectionate embrace can no longer be felt when arms are limp and the eyes are forever closed.”
Joseph Lewis, An Atheist Manifesto

John Gardner
“[the writer] must copy, with his finite mind, the process of the infinite 'I AM.”
John Gardner, The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers

Anthony Doerr
“I’m thankful that everything sweet is sweet because it is finite.”
Anthony Doerr, Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia, and the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World

Phillip Lewis
“We realize, though, because we must, that remembrance is finite. It crosses only so many generations before it fades to indistinction. One man remembers his father and perhaps his grandfather and the details of the lives that were lived. But it's harder to see further back in time. I know the name of my great-grandfather, but our living time did not intersect. We did not walk the earth at the same time. Thus, to me he's a photograph; a story I heard my grandfather tell. He's not a life I remember. And my children may not know him at all, unless by chance they can find him in a book. In time, he will be forgotten entirely, just as we all will with enough revolutions of the earth around the slowly expiring sun. Each fragile heart now beating will one day stop ... We are little more than one tree's growth of leaves in hillside forest. We will enjoy our brief moment in the sun, only to fall away with all the other to make way for the next bright young generation.”
Phillip Lewis, The Barrowfields

Ben Lerner
“Poetry arises from the desire to get beyond the finite and the historical—the human world of violence and difference—and to reach the transcendent or divine. You're moved to write a poem, you feel called upon to sing, because of that transcendent impulse. But as soon as you move from that impulse to the actual poem, the song of the infinite is compromised by the finitude of its terms.”
Ben Lerner, The Hatred of Poetry

Bryant McGill
“An environment of infinite economic expansion is unsustainable in a world of finite resources.”
Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I have forfeited the ability to wonder so as not to offend the tenets of the culture, and if I have sacrificed warm dreams on the cold altar of conformity, it is likely because I have somewhere traded the marvel of the infinite for the malaise of the finite.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Autumn's Journey: Deep Growth in the Grief and Loss of Life's Seasons

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If I assume that my vocabulary is big enough to envelop all of God, I can be certain that it is my arrogance that has enveloped all of me.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Dan Groat
“People don’t die so the universe can gauge your reaction. They die because life is finite.”
Dan Groat, A Punctual Paymaster

C. JoyBell C.
“We wait upon finite minds to validate infinite things— this is evidence of human stupidity.”
C. JoyBell C.

Rasheed Ogunlaru
“Everything is just for a while. Everything is just for its time. Everything is finite. Live and love with these precious moments in mind.”
Rasheed Ogunlaru

Seth Adam Smith
“Mortal minds are always unsettled by eternal things; they want to catch the infinite and nail it down to something finite. Impossible!”
Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern

Abhijit Naskar
“Infinite and finite are both mental constructs.”
Abhijit Naskar

“While the bible is GOD because the word of GOD is GOD, please understand that GOD cannot be contained in the bible. To believe otherwise is to make an infinite GOD finite.”
TemitOpe Ibrahim

“Physical existence is finite.

- Sagar Gorijala.”
Sagar Gorijala

Jon Edgell
“[Cats] are blissfully unaware that they have only a finite time in which to finish their ‘to do’ list.”
Jon Edgell, Resolution

“We are finite, we are temporal, and we are embodied.”
Jacob M. Held, Stephen King and Philosophy

Mehmet Murat ildan
“A man with a finite life can only dream to have an infinite journey and the good news is that any dream has the potential to turn into a reality”
Mehmet Murat ildan