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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Has my life been cheated by the shortness of the time afforded me, or is it possible that the greater part of my life has been saved for a time where there is no time?”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

K.J.  Ramsey
“All pain triggers a reminder, deeper than thought, buzzing through blood and bone, that we are fragile and finite.”
K.J. Ramsey, This Too Shall Last: Finding Grace When Suffering Lingers

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

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

Collette O'Mahony
“One of the best ways to find out who you are and who you are not is through your relationships with others. Some relationships are meant to be finite, not all relationships are meant to last forever. Mental expectation tries to put permanence on something that was meant to be temporary.”
Collette O'Mahony, In Quest of Love: A Guide to Inner Harmony and Wellbeing in Relationships

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“When I come to the end of myself it’s probably because God is teaching me how to find the beginning of Him.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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

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

Blaise Pascal
“Through space the universe grasps me and swallows me up like a speck; through thought I grasp it. (Page 21)”
Blaise Pascal, Human Happiness

“There is nothing as powerful to the human psyche as the mental image educed by viewing a magnificent vista. We comprehend the paltriest of our bodies whenever a single person travels across an open desert or an immense prairie, stands on top of a mountain range, walks in the sand in front of a furious sea, or lies on their back and takes in the magnificence of the misty span of the Milky Way. Each act of magnification places us in touch with the finiteness and irrelevance of our trifling personhood. We can only view the broad expanse of the desert and steppe, the sheerness of a mountaintop, the immensity of the sea, and the immeasurable vastness of the galaxy with an overpowering sense of both horror and awe as their grand span transcends human scale. The overpowering physicality of these vistas stands as a testament to their cold indifference to the mortality of humankind. The sheer immensity of nature’s breadth beseeches us to consider the unthinkable: we are transient beings. We are mortal; we are mere sparklers burning fitfully until our spurting light completely fizzles out.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Any evaluation of who I am is held to the sparseness of who I am without understanding that who I am in union with Who God is renders me capable of being everything that I am not.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Steven Magee
“We live in a finite world that is being governed by an infinite stock market.”
Steven Magee

Pamela Terry
“I would never be happy till I managed to separate God from religion...God was infinitely bigger than I had ever imagined, infinitely more mysterious, and infinitely more kind. He was not to be held inside culture or tradition, nor could he ever be fully understood by a finite mind.”
Pamela Terry, The Sweet Taste of Muscadines

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