Sameness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "sameness" (showing 1-26 of 26)
Anthon St. Maarten
“There is no need for us all to be alike and think the same way, neither do we need a common enemy to force us to come together and reach out to each other. If we allow ourselves and everyone else the freedom to fully individuate as spiritual beings in human form, there will be no need for us to be forced by worldly circumstances to take hands and stand together. Our souls will automatically want to flock together, like moths to the flame of our shared Divinity, yet each with wings covered in the glimmering colors and unique patterns of our individual human expression.”
Anthon St. Maarten

Candace Bushnell
“The car was on the FDR drive now and, turning her head, she glanced out at the bleak brown buildings of the projects that stretched for blocks along the drive. Something inside her sank at the sight of all that sameness, and she suddenly felt defeated.
She shifted uncomfortably in her seat. In the past year, she'd started experiencing these moments of desperate emptiness, as if nothing really mattered, nothing was ever going to change, there was nothing new; and she could see her life stretching before her--one endless long day after the next, in which every day was essentially the same. Meanwhile, time was marching on, and all that was happening to her was that she was getting older and smaller, and one day she would be no bigger than a dot, and then she would simply disappear. Poof! Like a small leaf burned up under a magnifying glass in the sun. These feelings were shocking to her, because she'd never experienced world-weariness before. She'd never had time. All her life, she'd been striving and striving to become this thing that was herself--the entity that was Nico O'Neilly. And then, one morning, time had caught up with her and she had woken up and realized that she was there. She had arrived at her destination, and she had everything she'd worked so hard for: a stunning career, a loving (well, sort of) husband, whom she respected, and a beautiful eleven-year-old daughter whom she adored.
She should have been thrilled. But instead, she felt tired. Like all those things belonged to someone else.”
Candace Bushnell, Lipstick Jungle

Marie Lu
“It's strange being here with you. I hardly know you. But...sometimes it feels like we're the same person born into two different worlds.”
Marie Lu, Legend

Harry Bernstein
“We're not very different from one another, not different at all in fact. We're all just people with the same needs, the same desires, the same feelings. It's a lie about us being different.”
Harry Bernstein, The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers

Phillips Brooks
“Dreadful will be the day when the world becomes contented, when one great universal satisfaction spreads itself over the world. Sad will be the day for every man when he becomes absolutely contented with the life that he is living, with the thoughts that he is thinking, with the deeds that he is doing, when there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger which he knows that he was meant and made to do because he is a child of God.”
Phillips Brooks

“We are all beautiful instruments of God. He created many notes in music so that we would not be stuck playing the same song. Be music always. Keep changing the keys, tones, pitch, and volume of each of the songs you create along your journey and play on. Nobody will ever reach ultimate perfection in this lifetime, but trying to achieve it is a full-time job. Start now and don't stop. Make your book of life a musical. Never abandon obligations, but have fun leaving behind a colorful legacy. Never allow anybody to be the composer of your own destiny. Take control of your life, and never allow limitations implanted by society, tell you how your music is supposed to sound — or how your book is supposed to be written.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Marguerite Duras
“You think of outside your room, of the streets of the town, the lonely little squares over by the station, of those winter Saturdays all alike.”
Marguerite Duras, The Malady of Death

“One more piece of sky in the jigsaw puzzle of our school.”
Em Bailey, Shift

Dejan Stojanovic
“Everything and nothing are the same in the Absolute.”
Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun

Steven L. Peck
“I feared the defining point of this Hell was its unrelenting uniformity, its lack of variation from type. If there was a heaven at the end of this, it must be filled with great variety, perhaps a multiplicity of intelligent species spread across universes. Yes, heaven would be as full of difference as Hell was of sameness.”
Steven L. Peck, A Short Stay in Hell

Vironika Tugaleva
“There is no need to become unique. We already are unique. There is no need to become equal. We already are equal. The greatest tragedies of humankind have come from people trying to force sameness on the level we are different, and trying to become different on the level we are the same. Peace is a matter of recognizing what is already there, not creating something new.”
Vironika Tugaleva

Ray Bradbury
“We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone MADE equal. Each man man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

“To become a true global citizen, one must abandon all notions of otherness and instead embrace togetherness.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Anthony Liccione
“We are equal by fault, but never equal in acceptance.”
Anthony Liccione

Thomas Sowell
“Nowhere in the world do you find this evenness that people use as a norm. And I find it fascinating that they will hold up as a norm something that has never been seen on this planet, and regard as an anomaly something that is seen in country after country.”
Thomas Sowell

Lois Farfel Stark
“Oneness is not sameness.”
Lois Farfel Stark, The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing Times

“...I think our 'changes' are not as radical as we suppose - in some way we persist as us...”
John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

Aldous Huxley
“He woke once more to external reality, looked round him, knew what he saw- knew
it, with a sinking sense of horror and disgust, for the recurrent delirium
of his days and nights, the nightmare of swarming indistinguishable sameness.”
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Joe Reyes
“He doesn't trust people because he knows they are all the same. Everyone cares about their own survival and nothing else, just like him. Since he is more than willing to kill for it, so are they. After all, he has endured through all these years, leading him to be alone, it was the only conclusion that made sense.”
Joe Reyes, Aftermath

Mohsin Hamid
“The most important thing to keep in mind is not that we are all the same, but that we are all equally weird.”
Mohsin Hamid

DaShanne Stokes
“You can flip a coin to change its face, but it remains the same coin.”
DaShanne Stokes

Johnny Rich
“It would be both an identical work of art only by virtue of its difference. The same but different, he suggested, like twins.”
Johnny Rich, The Human Script

“What did one mirror see in the other?
Nothing.”
Khang Kijarro Nguyen

“Through understanding, people will be able to see their similarities before differences.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Lyotard addresses... in Postmodern Fables... [that] ideas of difference, alterity and multiculturalism have become nothing more than streams of cultural capital, streams which themselves fashion, and are fashioned by, the demands of the global market. Hence, the following irony: 'What cultural capitalism has found is the marketplace of singularities'. The result of this discovery, which even reduces the 'postmodern' celebration of difference or otherness to a marketable strategy, is that ideas are stripped of their intrinsic value (value-rationality) and are judged by their value as commodities. This leads to the production of thought that is itself devoid of difference, for streams of cultural capital 'must all go in the right direction' and 'must converge'. Global capitalism, while appearing to affirm the potentiality of cultural differentiation, in fact subordinates difference and alterity to an instrumental logic of exchange, performance and control.”
Nicholas Gane, Max Weber and Postmodern Theory: Rationalization Versus Re-enchantment

Deborah Bravandt
“We are all two spirited beings in one body. We originated from a Soul that is two-spirited, male and female in one body. When you validate, honor, and love the opposite within, you validate, honor, and love both the opposite and same-ness with another human being. A healthy relationship starts by loving the internal twin flame relationship, which results in attracting a healthy external twin flame relationship.”
Deborah Bravandt