Perspectives Quotes

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G.K. Chesterton
“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.”
G.K. Chesterton

Nikita Gill
“Some people are born with tornadoes in their lives, but constellations in their eyes. Other people are born with stars at their feet, but their souls are lost at sea.”
Nikita Gill

“Opportunity may knock only once but temptation leans on the door bell”
Oprah Winfrey, Oprah Winfrey Speaks: Insights from the World's Most Influential Voice

Shannon L. Alder
“It is easier to tell a person what life is not, rather than to tell them what it is. A child understands weeds that grow from lack of attention, in a garden. However, it is hard to explain the wild flowers that one gardener calls weeds, and another considers beautiful ground cover.”
Shannon L. Alder

Pooja Agnihotri
“Only when we accept that there is always someone who can do what we are doing, we will learn to evolve.”
Pooja Agnihotri, 17 Reasons Why Businesses Fail :Unscrew Yourself From Business Failure

“Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Jonah Lehrer
“The fatal misconception behind brainstorming is that there is a particular script we should all follow in group interactions.... [W]hen the composition of the group is right—enough people with different perspectives running into one another in unpredictable ways—the group dynamic will take care of itself. All these errant discussions add up. In fact, they may even be the most essential part of the creative process. Although such conversations will occasionally be unpleasant—not everyone is always in the mood for small talk or criticism—that doesn’t mean that they can be avoided. The most creative spaces are those which hurl us together. It is the human friction that makes the sparks.”
Jonah Lehrer

Jeff Foster
“Oh, sweet little boy, beloved little girl, you are so overwhelmed by life sometimes, I know, by the enormity of it all, by the vastness of the possibilities, by the myriad of perspectives available to you. You feel so pressed down sometimes, by all the unresolved questions, by all the information you are supposed to process and hold, by the urgency of things. You are overcome by powerful emotions, trying to make it all "work out" somehow, trying to get everything done "on time," trying to resolve things so fast, even trying not to try at all.
You are exhausted, sweet one, exhausted from all the trying and the not trying, and you are struggling to trust life again. It's all too much for the poor organism, isn't it? You are exhausted; you long to rest. And that is not a failing of yours, not a horrible mistake, but something wonderful to embrace!”
Jeff Foster, The Way of Rest: Finding The Courage to Hold Everything in Love

Ray Bradbury
“Where's your common sense? None of those books agree with each other. You've been locked up here for years with a regular damned Tower of Babel. Snap out of it! The people in those books never lived. Come on now!”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

“Music is very personal. It means different things to different people. To you it means belonging. To me it means knowing I exist.”
Simon Cheshire, Plastic Fantastic

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Sometimes life abruptly opens up in ways so vast that it engulfs all of our constructs and theories and beliefs in the swiftness of that single moment. At times such as these, life does nothing less than demand a brutally exacting reconstruction of everything that we’ve expended the raw essence of our lives constructing.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, The Eighth Page: A Christmas Journey

Battiscombe G. Gunn
“In these days [1908], when all things and memories of the past are at length become not only subservient to, but submerged by, the matters and needs of the immediate present, those paths of knowledge that lead into regions seemingly remote from such needs are somewhat discredited; and the aims of those that follow them whither they lead are regarded as quite out of touch with the real interests of life. Very greatly is this so with archaeology, and the study of ancient and curious tongues, and searchings into old thoughts on high and ever-insistent questions; a public which has hardly time to read more than its daily newspaper and its weekly novel has denounced - almost dismissed - them, with many other noble and wonderful things, as 'unpractical,' whatever that vague and hollow word may mean.”
Battiscombe G. Gunn

“Some people are like egg. The more you apply heat to them, the harder they become. To hatch them, just use a gentle heat, and to keep them alive, just keep them cool.”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“When we focus so hard on the tiny details, we leave ourselves open to miss the bigger picture. Details matter and so does an eagles point of view.”
Rosangel Perez

“Great leaders invite discussions about different perspectives, find the value of each person's viewpoint and drive the conversation to places it would never have gone before.”
Dan Perryman

“The absence of diversity in academia suggests that people who look like me do not belong; students and faculty are being socialized through the exclusion of a range of voices, experiences, and perspectives, and this further reduces their opportunity to interact with marginalized or underrepresented groups.”
Delia D. Douglas

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“The opinion that is void of fact is given birth at the hands of the person void of thought.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“In a wordy battle with trivial
dogmatic mentalities , I win by
sandwiching my perspectives
between my upper lip tubercle
and lower lip tubercle.”
Spriha Kant

“What can one stone tell you about the mountain?”
Marty Rubin

Michael Bassey Johnson
“If someone can’t see from your perspective, don’t bend their neck.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

David Foster Wallace
“[P]lease don’t think that I’m giving you moral advice, or that I’m saying you are supposed to think this way, or that anyone expects you to just automatically do it. Because it’s hard. It takes will and effort, and if you are like me, some days you won’t be able to do it, or you just flat out won’t want to.

But most days, if you’re aware enough to give yourself a choice, you can choose to look differently at this fat, dead-eyed, over-made-up lady who just screamed at her kid in the checkout line. Maybe she’s not usually like this. Maybe she’s been up three straight nights holding the hand of a husband who is dying of bone cancer. Or maybe this very lady is the low-wage clerk at the motor vehicle department, who just yesterday helped your spouse resolve a horrific, infuriating, red-tape problem through some small act of bureaucratic kindness. Of course, none of this is likely, but it’s also not impossible. It just depends what you want to consider. If you’re automatically sure that you know what reality is, and you are operating on your default setting, then you, like me, probably won’t consider possibilities that aren’t annoying and miserable. But if you really learn how to pay attention, then you will know there are other options. It will actually be within your power to experience a crowded, hot, slow, consumer-hell type situation as not only meaningful, but sacred, on fire with the same force that made the stars: love, fellowship, the mystical oneness of all things deep down.”
David Foster Wallace

Ajitha Amarnath
“Every quote written will
always have two perspectives,
one is of the Writer's and
the other of the Reader's.”
Ajitha Amarnath, Amaranthine thoughts: A collection of my insightful quotes and lockdown musings

“How he handled those different perspectives would reflect his true strength as a leader – his ability to manage the paradox of diverse viewpoints on a single piece of the truth.”
Dan Perryman

A.L. Buehrer
“They spoke different languages--languages of homonyms. "Ignorance," "hate," "bigotry," "oppression"--they sounded the same when spoken, but connotations were the new definitions. She and Szofi could never understand each other. The very words they chose would force them apart.”
A.L. Buehrer, Lightwaste

Rohit Bhargava
“As humans, we all have subjective, ingrained beliefs that inform our decision-making, even if we aren’t aware of them. The problem is that the one-sided media we consume can end up confirming our perspectives rather than challenging them.”
Rohit Bhargava, Beyond Diversity

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“My greatest enemy is not the person who tells me what I ‘need’ to hear, although we are quick to label them as such. Rather, my greatest enemy is the person who tells me what I ‘want’ to hear, for this is the person who has determined to partner with me in my own destruction.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

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