Mortals Quotes

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C. JoyBell C.
“The only problem with her is that she is too perfect. She is bad in a way that entices, and good in a way that comforts. She is mischief but then she is the warmth of home. The dreams of the wild and dangerous but the memories of childhood and gladness. She is perfection. And when given something perfect, it is the nature of man to dedicate his mind to finding something wrong with it and then when he is able to find something wrong with it, he rejoices in his find, and sees only the flaw, becoming blind to everything else! And this is why man is never given anything that is perfect, because when given the imperfect and the ugly, man will dedicate his mind to finding what is good with the imperfect and upon finding one thing good with the extremely flawed, he will only see the one thing good, and no longer see everything that is ugly. And so....man complains to God for having less than what he wants... but this is the only thing that man can handle. Man cannot handle what is perfect. It is the nature of the mortal to rejoice over the one thing that he can proudly say that he found on his own, with no help from another, whether it be a shadow in a perfect diamond, or a faint beautiful reflection in an extremely dull mirror.”
C. JoyBell C.

Aeschylus
“Zeus, first cause, prime mover; for what thing without Zeus is done among mortals?”
Aeschylus, Agamemnon

Roman Payne
“I met Anne in the autumn... Autumn, that wild season when rural men rack orchard trees with sticks and weep with the desire to kiss faraway Demeter’s supple breasts—to set lips to her travel-swollen eyes. They seek goddesses, but I desired only Anne. ”
Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

Jennifer Donnelly
“Mortals aren't born strong, they become strong.”
Jennifer Donnelly, Stepsister

N.K. Jemisin
“So there was love, once. More than love. And now there is more than hate. Mortals have no words for what we gods feel. Gods have no words for such things. But love like that doesn't just disappear, does it? No matter how powerful the hate, there is always love left, underneath. Horrible, isn't it?”
N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

Benjamin R.  Smith
“I built them what they wanted and I made a profit off of it. Now they call me a god...What fools these mortals be.”
Benjamin R. Smith, Atlas

Darren Shan
“Humans elect leaders on the basis of the promises they make. We [vampires] try to elect ours based solely on the strength of their character.”
Darren Shan, Palace of the Damned

Lucretius
“fear in sooth holds so in check all mortals, because they see many operations go on in earth and heaven, the causes of which they can in no way understand, believing them therefore to be done by power divine.”
Lucretius

Barbara Nickless
“What fools we mortals are to think that the plans we make are anything more than a soap bubble blown against a hurricane, a frail and fleeting wish destined to burst.”
Barbara Nickless, Ambush

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Hey, you mortal! You are nothing but a ghost; only immortality can make you real!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Nesta Jojoe Erskine
“The story of Sisyphus is no different from what we have to go through every day of our lives. We wake up, toil during the day, come home eventide and rest only to begin toiling again the next day. The only difference is that we are mere mortals and one day, we will die. Death excuses us from our daily toils unlike Sisyphus who has to toil till eternity.”
Nesta Jojoe Erskine , Unforgettable: Living a Life That Matters

Anne Rice
“Yet their whispers slithered around me. And those scents, ah, not a one was like another. And as clearly as if spoken aloud it came, the summons from mortals here and there, sensing what I was, and the lust.”
Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Hey, you mortal! You are nothing but a ghost; only immortality can make your real!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Homer
“Beware, Diomedês! Forbear, Diomedês! Do not try to put yourself on a level with the gods; that is too high for a man's ambition. The immortal gods are one race, men that walk upon the earth are another.”
Homer

Grace Curley
“But the seraphs that watched from above knew the tale: Gods and mortals may change their skies, but not their souls, who rush across the sea.”
Grace Curley, The Light that Binds Us

Melissa Marr
“In the end mortals always expired before faeries.
They were such finite creatures. Their first heartbeat and memory were but a
blink from death.”
Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange

Martin Heidegger
“In order to be who we are, we human beings remain committed to and within the being of language, and can never step out of it and look at it from somewhere else. Thus we always see the nature of language only to the extent to which language itself has us in view, has appropriated us to itself. That we cannot know the nature of language—know it according to the traditional concept of knowledge defined in terms of cognition as representation—is not a defect, however, but rather an advantage by which we are favored with a special realm, that realm where we, who are needed and used to speak language, dwell as mortals.”
Martin Heidegger, On the Way to Language

Martin Heidegger
“I dwell, you dwell. The way in which you are and I am, the manner in which we humans are on the earth, is Buan, dwelling. To be a human being means to be on the earth as a mortal. It means to dwell.”
Martin Heidegger, Poetry, Language, Thought

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Mortals should know they are mortals.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Mortals are singing your success song; Don’t get thrilled.”
Rajesh Walecha

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Only the Maker knows the final moment of mortals.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“... but the more she read, the more she came to understand the fears and the dreams of mortals. The trouble they all had living in the moment, in spite of the fact that the moment was all they had.”
Neal Shusterman, The Toll

Neal Shusterman
“... but the more she read, the more she came to understand the fears and the dreams of mortals. The trouble they all had living in the moment, in spite of the fact that the moment was all they had.”
Neal Shusterman

Rachel Alexander
“Sisyphus taught me one truth that mortals aren't supposed to know— that the gods need mankind far more than the mankind need the gods. The cosmos is a paradox. Gods created the mortals, and mortals created the gods.”
Rachel Alexander, Receiver of Many

“I might not be immortal anymore, and I might need to live with the fragility of human existence. But only as a human, in the silence of my mind, can I see that every living being on this earth is connected, are one.”
David Jesus Vignolli, A Girl in the Himalayas

Jacqueline Wilson
“Let the lower mortals prattle.”
Jacqueline Wilson, The Lottie Project

Madeline Miller
“What is a mortal like?”
It was a child’s question, but he nodded gravely. “There is no single answer. They are each different. The only thing they share is death. You know the word?”
Madeline Miller, Circe

Pallavi Chauhan
“How irresistible
The Power of Creation.
Mortals play God
And give no explanation.”
Pallavi Chauhan, Potentially Yours

Chris Bohjalian
“We are mortal. Nothing that touches us or we touch here is forever. Even rocks are rubbed small by the river.”
Chris Bohjalian, Hour of the Witch

Chris Bohjalian
“There were people in the world who were good and people who were evil, but most of them were some mixture of both and did what they did simply because they were mortal.”
Chris Bohjalian, Hour of the Witch

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