Opposite Quotes

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Elie Wiesel
“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
Elie Wiesel

Deb Caletti
“You can want one thing and have a secret wish for its opposite.”
Deb Caletti, The Six Rules of Maybe

Criss Jami
“A sign of power in a man is not only when people follow what he suggests, but also when people make a conscious effort to do the exact opposite of what he suggests.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
“To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation.”
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, The Waste Books

Karl Lagerfeld
“Fashion is about two things: the evolution and the opposite.”
Karl Lagerfeld

Anne Lamott
“The opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty. Certainty is missing the point entirely. Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns. Faith also means reaching deeply within, for the sense one was born with, the sense, for example, to go for a walk.”
Anne Lamott, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

Megan Miranda
“My mother always wanted to live near the water," she said. "She said it's the one thing that brings us all together. That I can have my toe in the ocean off the coast of Maine, and a girl my age can have her toe in the ocean off the coast of Africa, and we would be touching. On opposite sides of the world.”
Megan Miranda, Vengeance

Santiago Ramón y Cajal
“Heroes and scholars represent the opposite extremes... The scholar struggles for the benefit of all humanity, sometimes to reduce physical effort, sometimes to reduce pain, and sometimes to postpone death, or at least render it more bearable. In contrast, the patriot sacrifices a rather substantial part of humanity for the sake of his own prestige. His statue is always erected on a pedestal of ruins and corpses... In contrast, all humanity crowns a scholar, love forms the pedestal of his statues, and his triumphs defy the desecration of time and the judgment of history.”
Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Advice for a Young Investigator

“Resistance is a sign that shows you're going the right way”
Constance Friday

A.S. Byatt
“...it is not possible to create the opposite of what one has always known, simply because the opposite is believed to be desired. Human beings need what they already know, even horrors.”
A.S. Byatt, The Virgin in the Garden

Deena Metzger
“Write against patterns. Go against the devils. Write what you never write. Lie. Validate what you don’t validate. Indulge what you don’t like. Wallow in it. Write the opposite of what you always write, think, speak. Do everything against the grain!”
Deena Metzger

Prem Jagyasi
“Most of us live in the illusion that we control our thoughts. However, in reality, the situation is quite the opposite.”
Dr Prem Jagyasi

Toba Beta
“Provocation is on the opposite lane of resolution.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

“As contraries are known by contraries, so is the delights of presence best known by the torments of absence.”

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“When coming to sex: First served, first come.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Awdhesh Singh
“In the harmonious synthesis of the opposite ends of the river, flows the stream of happiness.”
Awdhesh Singh, 31 Ways to Happiness

Richie Norton
“The opposite of certainty in life is called freedom. If you want to be free, you must be willing to advance your life into the uncertain.”
Richie Norton

Richie Norton
“Who said ‘great minds think alike?’ The opposite is true -- Cardon Norton (13)”
Richie Norton

Richie Norton
“Step 1. Find your dream.

Step 2. Put it at the center of your life (not a distant goal).

Step 3. Recognize everything else as froth.

Note: 99% do the exact opposite and wonder why dreams take so long to come true...

If your dream is at the end of a rainbow ”
Richie Norton

Laura Lee Gulledge
“Will, what do you see when you look at that?"
"A fence"
"Yeah, a fence. Used to contain something, keep it trapped. A prison, perhaps." *Bends her head* "But when I look at it like THIS... to me it looks like a ladder. Which is the opposite of a fence. A ladder means escape, freedom.”
Laura Lee Gulledge, Will & Whit

“An ultimate extreme level of a moment in time is nothing but "Nothing" or Nothingness. The opposite of time is not Nothing, it's another time. Nothing is not the opposite of something, but a part of it. And, Nothing is not the opposite of time, but a part of it. That is, Time existed before Big Bang. There was absolute "Time" before the Big Bang.”
Khalid Masood

Richie Norton
“The more you thank, the more things to be grateful for you will receive. The opposite is also true.”
Richie Norton

Awdhesh Singh
“Our conscience is not God and it can’t give us any divine message. It only repeats what it has learned over a period of time right from our childhood. Our conscience is constantly modified based on new learning and personal experiences. Once we challenge our conscience and do the opposite, we start seeing the other side of the truth which we could never see due to our conditioned mind.”
Awdhesh Singh, Myths are Real, Reality is a Myth

“Theories are based on practicals and practice helps to make theories, but these two are the opposite poles on the planet.”
Wasim Rahaman

Steven Magee
“The #MeToo movement has done an excellent job of highlighting workplace harassment of females. It is now time to expand it to represent the unwarranted workplace harassment of workers by the opposite gender.”
Steven Magee

Nitya Prakash
“I wonder if one of the greatest lessons of our generation will be that ironic detachment is not an inherently neutral stance; that humor is not necessarily benevolent; that viewing anything and everything as a joke doesn't make you stronger or wiser, but exactly the opposite.”
Nitya Prakash

Charles Brockden Brown
“Their creeds, however, were in many respects opposite. Where one discovered only confirmations of his faith, the other could find nothing but reasons for doubt. Moral necessity, and calvinistic inspiration, were the props on which my brother thought proper to repose. Pleyel was the champion on intellectual liberty, and rejected all guidance but that of his reason. Their discussions were frequent , but, being managed with candour as well as with skill, they were always listened to by us with avidity and benefit.”
Charles Brockden Brown, Wieland and Memoirs of Carwin the Biloquist

Steven Magee
“To reduce your exposure to COVID-19, do the opposite of President Trump.”
Steven Magee

Rod Pennington
“They say the opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference.”
Rod Pennington, Better Choices

“Sometimes people that are educated and successful in life are the Antagonist.”
Heather mae buban

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