Narrowness Quotes

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Jack Kerouac
“And I said, 'That last thing is what you can't get, Carlo. Nobody can get to that last thing. We keep on living in hopes of catching it once and for all.”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Booker T. Washington
“We all should rise, above the clouds of ignorance, narrowness, and selfishness.”
Booker T. Washington, The Story of My Life and Work

Erik Pevernagie
“If we take the time or courage to find out what people feel and think, and to listen to the heart of their story, we are capable of losing the narrowness of our preconceptions and the nitpicking manipulations in our brain, making us geared up to view the world, openly and with confidence. ("With confidence »)”
Erik Pevernagie

Erik Pevernagie
“When love is roaming in our mind, looping in the deepest fringes of our heart, undreamt spaciousness emerges, repealing the constraints of triviality and letting stifling narrowness fade away. While our mindset is besieged by a revolving burst of emotion, our world is ultimately opening up. (Cape of good hope)”
Erik Pevernagie

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“But an inferior talent can only be graceful when it's carrying inferior ideas. And the more narrowly you can look at a thing the more entertaining you can be about it.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned

Rick Perlstein
“Goldwater's approach to any political problem invariably derived from the evidence of his own eyes.”
Rick Perlstein, Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus

Keith Gessen
“You had to be fundamentally stupid, I sometimes thought, to become the sort of academic specialist that hiring committees liked. You had to be thick somehow. You had to block out all the other things in the world to focus on one narrow, particular thing.”
Keith Gessen, A Terrible Country

Abhijit Naskar
“You must give life to have life - without shallowness, without narrowness - with your arms wide open and heart expanded - the more you give life, the more you'll have life.”
Abhijit Naskar, Neden Türk: The Gospel of Secularism

Abhijit Naskar
“The idea of race is a myth most foul,
Born of ignorance and narrowness.
Now we live in a different time,
That requires abolition of divisiveness.”
Abhijit Naskar, Solo Standing on Guard: Life Before Law

Abhijit Naskar
“Expansion is life, narrowness is death. Universality is life, nationality is death.”
Abhijit Naskar, Generation Corazon: Nationalism is Terrorism

Abhijit Naskar
“We are all born with narrowness embedded in our neurons. To unlearn that narrowness will take a lifetime. And it is with this act of unlearning our narrowness, that we shall make our surroundings civilized.”
Abhijit Naskar, Generation Corazon: Nationalism is Terrorism

Abhijit Naskar
“Let go of self-obsession, so that the small you can become the world personified.”
Abhijit Naskar, Generation Corazon: Nationalism is Terrorism

Abhijit Naskar
“Nation without narrowness is a land universal.”
Abhijit Naskar, Solo Standing on Guard: Life Before Law

Abhijit Naskar
“Discard anything that makes you narrow, discard anything that separates you from people, discard anything that impairs your growth. Discard traditions that make you narrow, discard scriptures that make you narrow, discard heritage that makes you narrow, discard culture that makes you narrow, discard constitutions, policies and governments that make you narrow. Expansion is the watchword of life, nay, expansion is life, narrowness is death.”
Abhijit Naskar, Generation Corazon: Nationalism is Terrorism