Human Connection Quotes

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Amit Ray
“We all are so deeply interconnected; we have no option but to love all. Be kind and do good for any one and that will be reflected. The ripples of the kind heart are the highest blessings of the Universe.”
Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

Mary Gaitskill
“At times she had thought that this was the only kind of connection you could have with people—intense, inexplicable and ultimately incomplete.”
Mary Gaitskill, Bad Behavior

Martin Buber
“Inscrutably involved, we live in the currents of universal reciprocity.”
Martin Buber, I and Thou

“Never underestimate the empowering effect of human connection.
All you need is that one person, who understands you completely, believes in you and makes you feel loved for what you are, to enable you - to unfold the miraculous YOU.”
Drishti Bablani, Wordions

Virginia Woolf
“What I value is the naked contact of a mind.”
Virginia Woolf, The Pargiters

Dave Cenker
“She said nothing with her voice and everything with her caring touch.”
Dave Cenker, Second Chance

Charlie Kaufman
“If I read something somebody wrote 300 years ago, and it's me, what I'm going through now in my head, it sends chills down my spine, and I feel like that's what I want to be able to offer — that if I offer myself, there's a chance somebody else will feel connected.”
Charlie Kaufman

C. JoyBell C.
“It's funny. We meet hundreds of people. We stop to remember them sometimes and they're so far away and we're not a part of them anymore. Makes you realise how important it is to be a part of someone. And stay that way with them. And we have visions of going out into the open world and treating it as our oyster... but it takes a small, mindful moment to make us realise that doesn't really mean anything when you don't have someone to call home.”
C. JoyBell C.

Haruki Murakami
“A person's life may be a lonely thing by nature, but it is not isolated. To that life other lives are linked.”
Haruki Murakami

Amit Ray
“The ripples of the kind heart are the highest blessings of the Universe.”
Amit Ray, Yoga and Vipassana: An Integrated Life Style

David Heska Wanbli Weiden
“There is no word for goodbye in Lakota. That's what my mother used to tell me. Sure, there are words like toksa, which meant "later," that were used by people as a modern substitute. She'd told me later that the Lakota people didn't use a term for farewell because of the idea that we are forever connected. To say goodbye would mean the circle was broken.”
David Heska Wanbli Weiden, Winter Counts

Lawrence J. Cohen
“Play is also a way to be close and, even more important, a way to reconnect after the closeness has been severed. Chimpanzees like to tickle one another's palms, especially after they have had a fight. Thus, the second purpose of play serves our incredible - almost bottomless - need for attachment and affection and closeness.”
Lawrence J. Cohen, Playful Parenting

Helen   Edwards
“You and I are artists and creators constantly meeting and greeting each other. Embrace the taste for genuine connection.”
Helen Edwards, Nothing Sexier Than Freedom

Oliver Sacks
“What could we do? What should we do? 'There are no prescriptions,' Luria wrote, 'in a case like this. Do whatever your ingenuity and your heart suggest. There is little or no hope of any recovery in his memory. But a man does not consist of memory alone. He has feeling, will, sensibilities, moral being - matters of which neuropsychology cannot speak. And it is here, beyond the realm of an impersonal psychology, that you may find ways to touch him, and change him. [...] Neuropsychologically, there is little or nothing you can do; but in the realm of the Individual, there may be much you can do.”
Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

Amy Leigh Mercree
“Like a well-oiled machine, we’ve all been connected since the beginning of time through a beautiful, mystical process of unity.”
Amy Leigh Mercree, A Little Bit of Meditation: An Introduction to Mindfulness

Diane Kalen-Sukra
“Human connection is based on trust, and it is trust that is continually violated when people do not practice setting aside their narrow self-interests in consideration of the needs and interests of others, such as their coworkers, family, neighbours, and community.”
Diane Kalen-Sukra, Save Your City: How Toxic Culture Kills Community & What to Do About It

Louis Yako
“Although many of us are struggling against the same oppressive powers worldwide, we are all made to think of each other as enemies rather than allies in this global struggle. We have been separated from each other by the most misleading notion that some of us are citizens of the “First World”, while others are sub-humans from the “Third World”. I dreamed of a time when we all realize that we live in one world not three worlds as politicians and warmongers want us to believe.”
Louis Yako

C. JoyBell C.
“You cannot force a person to see you as someone they want to open up to; you cannot force a person to see you as someone they want to connect with; you cannot force a person to see you as someone they are bound to. None of this can be enforced, none of this is reached through struggling; for the reality of these is in nature and freeflow is the way of nature. The natural opening up, the natural connection and the natural bond: cannot be attained through enforcement; but as the ocean is, it can also not be hindered or stopped. We cannot make people bond with us in ways that we wish them to; but when it does happen, it really happens, and cannot be undone.”
C. JoyBell C.

E.M. Forster
“I have, however, to live in an age of Faith — the sort of thing I used to hear praised and recommended when I was a boy. It is damned unpleasant, really. It is bloody in every sense of the word. And I have to keep my end up in it. Where do I start?

With personal relationships. Here is something comparatively solid in a world full of violence and cruelty. Not absolutely solid... We don’t know what other people are like. How then can we put any trust in personal relationships, or cling to them in the gathering political storm? In theory we can’t. But in practice we can and do. Though A is unchangeably A or B unchangeably B, there can still be love and loyalty between the two. For the purpose of loving one has to assume that the personality is solid, and the “self” is an entity, and to ignore all contrary evidence. And since to ignore evidence is one of the characteristics of faith, I certainly can proclaim that I believe in personal relationships.”
E. M. Forster

Louis Yako
“Many treat friendships and other human connections as if they are things they can store in a closet where they can come back one day and find them unaltered. Alas, human connections do not survive with this mentality.”
Louis Yako

Fannie Flagg
“After Dena hung up she didn’t feel any better. Sookie was wrong. Dena could barely remember any of the girls she went to school with, or at times even the names of the schools. Dena had always been a loner. She did not feel connected to anything. Or anybody. She felt as if everybody else had come into the world with a set of instructions about how to live and someone had forgotten to give them to her. She had no clue what she was supposed to feel, so she had spent her life faking at being a human being, with no idea how other people felt. What was it like to really love someone? To really fit in or belong somewhere? She was quick, and a good mimic, so she learned at an early age to give the impression of a normal, happy girl, but inside she had always been lonely.
As a child she had spent hours looking in windows at families, from trains, buses, seeing the people inside that looked so happy and content, longing to get inside but not knowing how to do it. She always thought things might change if she could just find the right apartment, the right house, but she never could. No matter where she lived it never felt like home. In fact, she didn’t even know what “home” felt like.
Did everybody feel alone out there in the world or were they all acting? Was she the only one? She had been flying blind all her life and now suddenly she had started to hit the wall. She sat drinking red wine, and thinking and wondering what was the matter with her. What had gone wrong?”
Fannie Flagg, Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!

Hugh Raffles
“...Life is filled with unconforities—revealing holes in time that are also fissures in feeling, knowledge, and understanding; holes that relentlessly draw in human investigation and imagination yet refuse to conform, heal, or submit to explanation in ways we might desire or think we need. Sometimes the gaps are too wide, the people, the animals, the objects, the worlds too gone, the time too much for the little time we have. Adrift on a sleepless night, it can feel vertiginous, an abyss of infinity. But then I leave my apartment and head down the packed morning subway and rattle along below Broadway crammed between all these New York bodies, all this human warmth and possibility, this intimate, reassuring connection to the city and the planet and to everything and all of us passing through.”
Hugh Raffles, The Book of Unconformities: Speculations on Lost Time

Joan Didion
“Only the survivors of a death are truly left alone. The connections that made up their life--both the deep connections and the apparently (until they are broken) insignificant connections--have all vanished.”
Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking

Christian Rudder
“You can find readings of the Ballou letter on Youtube, and many of the comments are along the lines of "They just don't make them like that anymore." That's true. But what they, or rather we, are making offers a richness and a beauty of a different kind: a poetry not of lyrical phrases but of understanding. We are at the cusp of momentous change in the study of human communication and what it tries to foster: community and personal connection.”
Christian Rudder, Dataclysm: Who We Are

“Bad eyes are only one bane of clear vision: bad assumptions can be just as blinding.”
Peter Watts, Blindsight

Brian Christian
“.. requests for elaboration, like "In what sense?" and "How so?" turn out to be crushingly difficult for many bots to handle: because elaboration is hard to do when one is working from a prepared script, because such questions rely 'entirely' on context for their meaning, because they extend the relevant conversational history, rather than resetting it.”
Brian Christian, The Most Human Human: What Talking with Computers Teaches Us About What It Means to Be Alive

Alice Munro
“Its pattern of blue flowers and leaves had gone silvery. Kath fastened her eyes on these, while they tied Kent up in knots and he didn't even realize it.”
Alice Munro, The Love of a Good Woman

Nadia Owusu
“Everything on this earth is connected!" my father exclaimed. "A better religion, to me, is the practice of noticing that connection, of deepening our understanding of it." In Christianity, there was no need for microscopes or space shuttles or radiocarbon dating. Questions were frowned upon. Everything was already decided. "And that is absolutely maddening," my father said. "If that's the case, why live?”
Nadia Owusu, Aftershocks

Karl Kristian Flores
“With movement comes identity.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

“The reason why Ango and I were able to be by his side was that we understood the solitude that surrounded him, and we never stepped inside it no matter how close we stood. But in that moment, I kind of regretted not stepping in and invading that solitude.”
Kafka Asagiri, 文豪ストレイドッグス 太宰治と黒の時代 [Bungō Stray Dogs - Dazai Osamu to kuro no jidai]

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