Possibility Quotes

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Mahatma Gandhi
“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Haruki Murakami
“Is it possible, in the final analysis, for one human being to achieve perfect understanding of another?
We can invest enormous time and energy in serious efforts to know another person, but in the end, how close can we come to that person's essence? We convince ourselves that we know the other person well, but do we really know anything important about anyone?”
Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Emily Dickinson
“I dwell in possibility…”
Emily Dickinson

Thomas Merton
“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.”
Thomas Merton

Mildred D. Taylor
“So many things are possible as long as you don't know they are impossible.”
Mildred D. Taylor, The Land

Gloria Steinem
“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.”
Gloria Steinem

“Turn your obstacles into opportunities and your problems into possibilities.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Friedrich Nietzsche
“A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Nicholas Sparks
“It's the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

Thomas A. Edison
“If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”
Thomas A. Edison

Philip Pullman
“I don't profess any religion; I don't think it’s possible that there is a God; I have the greatest difficulty in understanding what is meant by the words ‘spiritual’ or ‘spirituality.'

[Interview, The New Yorker, Dec. 26, 2005]”
Philip Pullman

Nicholas Sparks
“Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once too, back when she was eighteen. But she knew that love was messy, just like life. It took turns that people couldn't foresee or even understand, leaving a long trail of regret in its wake. And almost always, those regrets led to the kinds of what if questions that could never be answered.”
Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me

John Lennon
“The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.”
John Lennon

Mike  Norton
“Never say that you can't do something, or that something seems impossible, or that something can't be done, no matter how discouraging or harrowing it may be; human beings are limited only by what we allow ourselves to be limited by: our own minds. We are each the masters of our own reality; when we become self-aware to this: absolutely anything in the world is possible.

Master yourself, and become king of the world around you. Let no odds, chastisement, exile, doubt, fear, or ANY mental virii prevent you from accomplishing your dreams. Never be a victim of life; be it's conqueror.”
Mike Norton

Bree Despain
“That's what makes it so right. Your eyes—your soul is there, but the rest of you is still so undefined. That's the beauty of childhood. The eyes show everything you've seen so far, but the rest of you is still so open to possibility, to whatever you might become.”
Bree Despain, The Dark Divine

Marina Keegan
“We're so young. We can't, we MUST not loose this sense of possibility because in the end, it's all we have.”
Marina Keegan, The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories

John O'Donohue
“All the possibilities of your human destiny are asleep in your soul. You are here to realize and honor these possibilities. When love comes in to your life, unrecognized dimensions of your destiny awaken and blossom and grow. Possibility is the secret heart of time.”
John O'Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom

Hayao Miyazaki
“To be born means being compelled to choose an era, a place, a life. To exist here, now, means to lost the possibility of being countless other potential selves.. Yet once being born there is no turning back. And I think that's exactly why the fantasy worlds of cartoon movies so strongly represent our hopes and yearnings. They illustrate a world of lost possibilities for us.”
Hayao Miyazaki, Starting Point: 1979-1996

“Remember that things are not always as they appear to be… Curiosity creates possibilities and opportunities.”
Roy T. Bennett

Idries Shah
“Right time, right place, right people equals success.
Wrong time, wrong place, wrong people equals most of the real human history.”
Idries Shah, Reflections

Emily Dickinson
“The possible's slow fuse is lit by the Imagination.”
Emily Dickinson

Søren Kierkegaard
“Hope is a passion for the possible.”
Søren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling

Thomas Henry Huxley
“I am too much of a skeptic to deny the possibility of anything.”
Thomas Henry Huxley, Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

Derek Landy
“Just because an apple falls one hundred times out of a hundred does not mean it will fall on the hundred and first.”
Derek Landy, Death Bringer

Alasdair Gray
“Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation.”
Alasdair Gray

Pearl S. Buck
“All things are possible until they are proven impossible.”
Pearl S. Buck

Ashley Poston
“My dad said that the impossible is only impossible if you don’t even try. So I want to try.”
Ashley Poston, Geekerella

Ilyas Kassam
“If nature has taught us anything it is that the impossible is probable”
Ilyas Kassam

Jennifer E. Smith
“The morning felt like a mixing bowl just waiting for its ingredients; there was a sense of possibility to it, a promise of something more to come.”
Jennifer E. Smith, This Is What Happy Looks Like

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