Material Quotes

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Paulo Coelho
“Some people appear to be happy, but they simply don't give the matter much thought. Others make plans: I'm going to have a husband, a home, two children, a house in the country. As long as they're busy doing that, they're like bulls looking for the bullfighter: they react instinctively, they blunder on, with no idea where the target is. They get their car, sometimes they even get a Ferrari, and they think that's the meaning of life, and they never question it. Yet their eyes betray the sadness that even they don't know they carry in their soul. Are you happy?”
Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

“COMING FORTH INTO THE LIGHT

I was born the day
I thought:
What is?
What was?
And
What if?

I was transformed the day
My ego shattered,
And all the superficial, material
Things that mattered
To me before,
Suddenly ceased
To matter.

I really came into being
The day I no longer cared about
What the world thought of me,
Only on my thoughts for
Changing the world.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Alan W. Watts
“Our pleasures are not material pleasures, but symbols of pleasure – attractively packaged but inferior in content.”
Alan W. Watts

Frédéric Beigbeder
“Животът ми е пълен провал, но никой не го забелязва , защото съм учтив: постоянно се усмихвам , защото си мисля, че скриеш ли страданието си , то изчезва. Донякъде е така : не се ли вижда, все едно го няма , защото ние живеем във видимия свят, сред материалното и осезаемото. Болката ми не е материална. Тя е скътана.Аз отказвам да забележа самия себе си.”
Frédéric Beigbeder

Anthony Liccione
“The more material we lose, the less we have. The less we have, the more we win.”
Anthony Liccione

“The rich and the poor truly are from different realms: one has adapted to become an expert in material forfeit; the other has forfeited all they are to material, and thus is enslaved, by it.”
Justin K. McFarlane Beau

“True beauty is measured by the number of pearls within you, not those around your neck.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Frederick Douglass
“Immense wealth, and its lavish expenditure, fill the great house with all that can please the eye, or tempt the taste. Here, appetite, not food, is the great desideratum.”
Frederick Douglass

Anthony Liccione
“It's not the appearance that makes a man, it's the man that makes an appearance.”
Anthony Liccione

Percy Williams Bridgman
“The attitude which the man in the street unconsciously adopts towards science is capricious and varied. At one moment he scorns the scientist for a highbrow, at another anathematizes him for blasphemously undermining his religion; but at the mention of a name like Edison he falls into a coma of veneration. When he stops to think, he does recognize, however, that the whole atmosphere of the world in which he lives is tinged by science, as is shown most immediately and strikingly by our modern conveniences and material resources. A little deeper thinking shows him that the influence of science goes much farther and colors the entire mental outlook of modern civilised man on the world about him.”
Percy Williams Bridgman, Reflections of a Physicist

Edgar Allan Poe
“تنفلت المواد من إدراك حواس الإنسان تدريجياً. لدينا مثلاً المعدن، قطعة الخشب، قطرة الماء، الهواء، الغاز، السعرات الحرارية، الكهرباء، الأثير الكونى. نسمي كل تلك الأشياء مادة، ونضع كل ما هو مادة تحت تعريف عام؛ مع ذلك، فليس هناك من فكرتان أكثر تناقضاً فيما بينهما من تلك التى نربطها بالمعدن، وتلك التى نربطها بالأثير الكوني.
حين نصل للأخير نميل على نحو لا إرادى تقريبًا لتصنيفه مع النفس أو العدم. لا يقيدنا سوى تصورنا عن تكوينه الذرى، وحتى هنا نطلب العون من تصورنا للذرة كشيء دقيق دقة متناهية وصلب الملمس وله وزن. لو دمرنا فكرة التكوين الذرى لن نعتبر الأثير ككيان بعد الآن، أو على الأقل، كمادة. وللحاجة لكلمة أفضل قد نطلق عليه روحانى. الآن تقدم خطوة لما وراء الأثير الكوني - تصور مادة أندر كثيرًا من الأثير، بقدر ندرة الأثير مقارنة بالمعدن، فنصل فورًا (رغم كل عقائد العلم...) لفوضى لا نظير لها - مادة ليست من جسيمات. إذ رغم إقرارنا بالدقة اللامتناهية للذرات، فإن دقة الفراغات بينها هى التى لا تعقل.”
Edgar Allan Poe

“I was transformed the day
My ego shattered,
And all the superficial, material
Things that mattered
To me before,
Suddenly ceased
To matter.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Love people. Use things. The opposite never works.”
The Minimalists

“When we break 5M’s of Manufacturing Efficiency - Men, Machine, Materials, Methods & Money to personal level, the first two M’s will spell Minutes & Mind, and rest remain constant!”
Sandeep Sahajpal

Alfred Hitchcock
“Content, I am not interested in that at all. I don't give a damn what the film is about. I am more interested in how to handle the material so as to create an emotion in the audience. I find too many people are interested in the content. If you were painting a still life of some apples on a plate, it's like you'd be worrying whether the apples were sweet or sour. Who cares?”
Alfred Hitchcock

J. Saman
“He explained that often times it's the love of something- like money, material, possessions, or power-and the fear of losing them, that command people to act. That love and fear are really the only two things that can forever alter a person, whether for the better or worse.”
J. Saman, Start Over

Kate McGahan
“You think the things you can touch and feel are the things that are real, but they are not. Over time, they all get old and decline. The people, the houses, the rocks and the mountains: one day they will all crumble. This is because they are not as real as the things that last forever. It is another one of the lessons we come to teach.”
Kate McGahan, Jack McAfghan: Return from Rainbow Bridge

Marjorie Garber
“It's often the material things that provide the essence of memory.”
Marjorie Garber

“Time is the raw material from which products are made, when products are sold, money is made.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

“Time is the raw material from which money is made.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

“Time is the material from which life is made”
Sunday Adelaja

“Money is a by-product of time. Money is the time that is well converted. Therefore, time is the raw material from which money is made.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?

“A child learns to be guilty when he is punished and scolded for damaging material objects”
Sunday Adelaja

“To be focused on acquiring material things is to forfeit blessings associated with eternal reward”
Sunday Adelaja

T.F. Hodge
“Advanced civilizations are recognizable by their elevated contributions to humanity, not by unjustly exploited material technological manifestations.”
T.F. Hodge

Madeleine Bourdouxhe
“However completely people might fulfil themselves in other spheres, if they don’t possess this understanding between their hands and material objects, they can never have more than an incomplete understanding of the world.”
Madeleine Bourdouxhe, À la recherche de Marie

“Time is the raw material from which life itself is made”
Sunday Adelaja, No One Is Better Than You

Joseph Rain
“An expensive car is material in nature, but driving it does not necessarily make us materialist, just as sitting in a church does not make us spiritual.”
Joseph Rain, The Unfinished Book About Who We Are

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