Negation Quotes

Quotes tagged as "negation" (showing 1-11 of 11)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“I am the spirit that negates.
And rightly so, for all that comes to be
Deserves to perish wretchedly;
'Twere better nothing would begin.
Thus everything that that your terms, sin,
Destruction, evil represent—
That is my proper element.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust - Part One

Charlotte Brontë
“The negation of severe suffering was the nearest approach to happiness I expected to know. Besides, I seemed to hold two lives - the life of thought, and that of reality.”
Charlotte Brontë, Villette

“Better to find one thing to live for than a thousand things to be against.”
Marty Rubin

William Barrett
“What emerges from these separate strands of (modern) history is an image of man himself that bears a new, stark, more nearly naked, and more questionable aspect. The contraction of man's horizons amounts to a denudation, a stripping down, of this being who has now to confront himself at the center of all his horizons. The labor of modern culture, whenever it has been authentic, has been a labor of denudation. A return to the sources; "to the things themselves," as Husserl puts it; toward a new truthfulness, the casting away of ready-made presuppositions and empty forms - these are some of the slogans under which this phase in history has presented itself. Naturally enough, much of this stripping down must appear as the work of destruction, as revolutionary or even "negative": a being who has become thoroughly questionable to himself must also find questionable his relation to the total past which in a sense he represents.”
William Barrett, Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy

“Упорствование в стремлении оправдать Сталина эффективностью управления и экономическими успехами; призывы «не ворошить прошлое», дабы не разрушить с таким трудом добытую «стабильность»; отказ признавать реальное число жертв, хотя эти цифры в значительной мере установлены, вообще настойчивое предпочтение мифов реальности — все это защитная реакция, рациональная только отчасти.

Чтобы защититься от тяжести сталинского наследства, индивидуальное и общественное бессознательное ищет заслоны, схроны, лазейки, выстраивает сложные механизмы дистанцирования и остранения, зеркалит обращенные к нему вопросы и обвинения, упрекая во внутренних проблемах выдуманных врагов, Запад, «бандеровцев» или «национал-предателей». Но, как говорят психологи, важно ставить такого больного перед лицом фактов — заставлять смотреть, приучать к сознанию того, что он болен и нуждается в лечении.”
Николай Эппле

Paul Guest
“No, I didn’t wait for you
or sleep much at all
or raise one hope like a rag to wipe my lost face.”
Paul Guest, Notes for My Body Double

“Accepting the nonexistence of being,
when the absence of existence means the negation of being.”
Marieta Maglas- Eschatological Regression

Valerian Pidmohylny
“Така вже безвихідність усіх, хто хоче заперечити світ. Давні святі теж проклинали й покидали його, натомість неминуче створюючи свій власний світ, свого бога.”
Valerian Pidmohylny, Повість без назви

Simone de Beauvoir
“One can not, without absurdity, indefinitely sacrifice each generation to the following one; human history would then be only an endless succession of negations which would never return to the positive.”
Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir
“This is what democratic societies understand; they strive to confirm citizens in the feeling of their individual value; the whole ceremonious apparatus of baptism, marriage, and burial is the collectivity's homage to the individual; and the rites of justice seek to manifest society's respect for each of its members considered in his particularity.”
Simone de Beauvoir

Mehmet Murat ildan
“People often talk about and criticize the life of others to forget the failures and the negations in their own lives!”
Mehmet Murat ildan