Raison D être Quotes

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Viktor E. Frankl
“Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone's task is unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it.”
Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Because it is my desire. Is that not enough?"

[Sherlock Holmes on his raison d'être.]”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Dying Detective

Theodore Dalrymple
“There is something deeply attractive, at least to quite a lot of people, about squalor, misery, and vice. They are regarded as more authentic, and certainly more exciting, than cleanliness, happiness, and virtue.”
Theodore Dalrymple

Ben Aaronovitch
“Officially she was there to liaise with me on the case, but really she was there for the wide-screen TV, takeaways and the unresolved sexual tension.”
Ben Aaronovitch, Midnight Riot

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“Judge no one until you know their circumstances. No matter how awful they seemed, sometimes there was a valid reason for their behaviour. Granted, some people were just mean and corrupt, but not always. Many people were just in pain, and by acting out, they were only trying to protect themselves from being hurt more.”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dream Chaser

Jameson Currier
“There is a reason for all things and all things have a reason.”
Jameson Currier, The Third Buddha

Nicole  Castle
“That was what made Vincent so perfect. His raison d'être. He was feminine to the point of being non-threatening, and masculine enough to prove Frank was homosexual after all. Not to mention obscenely beautiful.”
Nicole Castle, Les Recidivists

“Never forget these words: Every living creature on earth has its raison d'être.”
sir kristian goldmund aumann

Jennifer Arnett
“We don’t vanish without a trace. We are not like animals, content with burrows in the ground. We are not very skilled at survival without clothing or tools. Our feet are soft, our skin is easily cooled, and our stomachs are too weak to drink water straight from a stream. We must create in order to survive. We build cities, aqueducts, and shields, for we must in order to have an edge over the beasts of the field. And so, wherever humans have tread their covered feet, their path never vanishes without a trace.”
Jennifer Arnett, Day One: A Novella

Milan Kundera
“For it is clear immediately: human life as such is a defeat. All we can do in the face of that ineluctable defeat called life is to try to understand it. That - that is the raison d'être of the art of the novel.”
Milan Kundera, The Curtain: An Essay in Seven Parts