Impossibility Quotes

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Mildred D. Taylor
“So many things are possible as long as you don't know they are impossible.”
Mildred D. Taylor, The Land

Ilyas Kassam
“If nature has taught us anything it is that the impossible is probable”
Ilyas Kassam

Arthur C. Clarke
“1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
Arthur C. Clarke

N.K. Jemisin
“People who say change is impossible are usually pretty happy with things just as they are.”
N.K. Jemisin, The City We Became

Robert A. Heinlein
“Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. One could write a history of science in reverse by assembling the solemn pronouncements of highest authority about what could not be done and could never happen.”
Robert A. Heinlein

Dejan Stojanovic
“Possible is more a matter of attitude,
A matter of decision, to choose
Among the impossible possibilities,
When one sound opportunity
Becomes a possible solution.”
Dejan Stojanovic

“As long as there is one person suffering an injustice; as long as one person is forced to bear an unnecessary sorrow; as long as one person is subject to an undeserved pain, the worship of a God is a demoralizing humiliation.

As long as there is one mistake in the universe; as long as one wrong is permitted to exist; as long as there is hatred and antagonism among mankind, the existence of a God is a moral impossibility.

Ingersoll said: 'Injustice upon earth renders the justice of of heaven impossible.”
Joseph Lewis, An Atheist Manifesto

“I tell you, money can't build your spire for you. Build it of gold and it would simply sink deeper.”
William Golding, The Spire

Graham Greene
“Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim”
Graham Greene, The Heart of the Matter

George Santayana
“The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.”
George Santayana

Ogwo David Emenike
“There is a thin line between the impossible and the possible - that is determination.”
Ogwo David Emenike

Dejan Stojanovic
“Based on the law of probability
Everything is possible because
The sheer existence of possibility
Confirms the existence
Of impossibility.”
Dejan Stojanovic

E.D.E.N. Southworth
“Ah, it is impossible."

"No, it is only very difficult - so very difficult that I shall be sure to accomplish it!”
E.D.E.N. Southworth, Capitola's Peril

Ben Marcus
“Oh, don’t worry, I am perfectly aware of the fantasy involved here, but what we want is almost never exempt from the impossible. That barrier has very little meaning for me these days. Given what’s happened, the impossible is just a blind spot that dissolves if we move our heads fast enough. History seems to show that the impossible is probably the most likely thing of all.”
Ben Marcus, The Flame Alphabet

David Kellogg Lewis
“We can imagine the impossible, provided we do not imagine it in perfect detail and all at once.”
David Kellogg Lewis, On the Plurality of Worlds

Toba Beta
“If you see it's impossible,
you may use others' eyes.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Toba Beta
“Time travel..will never be impossible forever.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Neil Gaiman
“For as soon as something becomes impossible it slipslides out of belief entirely, whether it’s true or not.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Dejan Stojanovic
“Possible impossibility emerges
From an impossible possibility,
Or possibly, impossible possibility
Blooms from the impossibly possible impossibility.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Ada Limon
“But love is impossible and it goes on
despite the impossible.”
Ada Limon, Bright Dead Things

L.M. Montgomery
“Nothing ever seems impossible in spring, you know.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Ingleside

Toba Beta
“Sometimes, impossibility isn't about defying reason,
but simply lack of willingness to believe in otherwise.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

T. Fleischmann
“If the aliens do show up, I hope they’ll see people they want to save. Friends and magnificent sluts, smashing the walls of the prisons and burning all the money, running around with signs that declare our liberation. Our hands up in the air and then down again, like some people in love. Our hands taking from two stacks of paper, “Nowhere better than this place” and “Somewhere better than this place.” Just a small part of the relentlessness of people in love, finding ways to make pleasure through all time. With losses that are shared and that no one else knows. I guess that’s what the story is. A story of bodies that are different, of people who fuck up and make each other happy and then die. Where everything is impossible and so we try to make it real. Where it’s spring, and the season of ice has passed.”
T. Fleischmann, Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through

“It would be GOD unless it blew your mind.”
TemitOpe Ibrahim

“It wouldn’t be GOD unless you were totally mind blown.”
TemitOpe Ibrahim

“Impossibility is the only possibility which can go beyond perceived reality.”
Shubham Sanap

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Dreams taught me never to doubt myself, by letting me do the impossible.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

Jean Baudrillard
“We must retain for the event its radical definition and its impact in the imagination. It is characterized entirely, in a paradoxical way, by its uncanniness, its troubling strangeness - it is the irruption of something improbable and impossible - and by its troubling familiarity: from the outset it seems totally self-explanatory, as though predestined; as though it could not but take place.
There is something here that seems to come from elsewhere, something fateful that nothing can prevent. It is for this reason, both complex and contradictory, that it mobilizes the imagination with such force. It breaks the continuity of things and, at the same time, makes its entry into the real with stupefying ease.”
Jean Baudrillard, The Intelligence of Evil or the Lucidity Pact

Gift Gugu Mona
“Faith activates the power of possibility. It enables the impossible to become a reality.”
Gift Gugu Mona, The Essence of Faith: Daily Inspirational Quotes

Matt Haig
“This is not that remarkable a story. Or rather, it is equally as remarkable as everyone’s origin story. We all come from randomness. We exist out of uncertainty. Out of near impossibility. And yet we exist. So, when you feel the odds are against you it is important to realize that they are never so against you as they were when you didn’t exist. And there you are, we are, existing.”
Matt Haig, The Comfort Book

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