Seeking Quotes

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Lemony Snicket
“There are times to stay put, and what you want will come to you, and there are times to go out into the world and find such a thing for yourself.”
Lemony Snicket, Horseradish

Albert Camus
“Seeking what is true is not seeking what is desirable.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

Haruki Murakami
“What we seek is some kind of compensation for what we put up with.”
Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

Shannon L. Alder
“The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.”
Shannon L. Alder

Anne Rice
“Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds -- justifications, confirmations, forms of consolation without which they can't go on. To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.”
Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat

Shannon L. Alder
“Never give up on someone. Sometimes the answers you are looking for are the same answers another person is looking for. Two people searching together are always better than one person alone.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“People who fit don’t seek. The seekers are those that don’t fit.”
Shannon L. Alder

Thomas Ligotti
“If truth is what you seek, then the examined life will only take you on a long ride to the limits of solitude and leave you by the side of the road with your truth and nothing else.”
Thomas Ligotti , The Conspiracy Against the Human Race

Kazuo Ishiguro
“Perhaps there are those who are able to go about their lives unfettered by such concerns. But for those like us, our fate is to face the world as orphans, chasing through long years the shadows of vanished parents. There is nothing for it but to try and see through our missions to the end, as best we can, for until we do so, we will be permitted no calm.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, When We Were Orphans

Jiddu Krishnamurti
“The primary cause of disorder in ourselves is the seeking of reality promised by another.”
Krishnamurti

Najwa Zebian
“Whatever you do, do it with purpose. Being focused is not something to be ashamed of. It is something to be proud of. When you know what are you are doing and have a clear vision of where you are going, you will not need to chase opportunities. Opportunities will seek you. Happiness will chase you. And, instead of being a choice, you will be the one choosing.”
Najwa Zebian, Mind Platter

Criss Jami
“It's a good sign but rare instance when, in a relationship, you find that the more you learn about the other person, the more you continue to desire them. A sturdy bond delights in that degree of youthful intrigue. Love loves its youth.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Hermann Hesse
“Thus Gotama [Buddha] walked toward the town to gather alms, and the two samanas recognized him solely by the perfection of his repose, by the calmness of his figure, in which there was no trace of seeking, desiring, imitating, or striving, only light and peace”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

“To seek truth requires one to ask the right questions. Those void of truth never ask about anything because their ego and arrogance prevent them from doing so. Therefore, they will always remain ignorant. Those on the right path to Truth are extremely heart-driven and childlike in their quest, always asking questions, always wanting to understand and know everything — and are not afraid to admit they don't know something. However, every truth seeker does need to breakdown their ego first to see Truth. If the mind is in the way, the heart won't see anything.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Charlotte Eriksson
“I never said it was easy to find your place in this world, but I’m coming to the conclusion that if you seek to please others, you will forever be changing because you will never be yourself, only fragments of someone you could be. You need to belong to yourself, and let others belong to themselves too. You need to be free and detached from things and your surroundings. You need to build your home in your own simple existence, not in friends, lovers, your career or material belongings, because these are things you will lose one day. That’s the natural order of this world. This is called the practice of detachment.”
Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles: in search for The Great Perhaps

“Truth waits to be found. It searches for no one.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Bede Griffiths
“I suddenly saw that all the time it was not I who had been seeking God, but God who had been seeking me. I had made myself the centre of my own existence and had my back turned to God.”
Bede Griffiths

Langston Hughes
“Pleasured equally
In seeking as in finding,
Each detail minding,
Old Walt went seeking
And finding.”
Langston Hughes

Leo Tolstoy
“He was always in a hurry to get where he was not.”
Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Kamal Ravikant
“Decide what your truth is. Then live it.”
Kamal Ravikant, Live Your Truth

Umberto Eco
“I did not know then what Brother William was seeking, and to tell the truth, I still do not know today, and I presume he himself did not know, moved as he was solely by the desire for truth, and by the suspicion - which I could see he always harbored - that the truth was not what was appearing to him at any given moment.”
Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

James A. Murphy
“Seeking excellence means choosing to forge your own sword to cut through the limitations of your life...”
James A. Murphy, The Waves of Life Quotes and Daily Meditations

Toba Beta
“The naive lose it in dark woods,
but seek it under the street lamps.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Rob Liano
“Don't question what you don't understand unless you're asking questions seeking to understand.”
Rob Liano

Kamal Ravikant
“The act of going within, finding our truth, and then sharing it, it helps us far more than we know.”
Kamal Ravikant, Live Your Truth

“Question everything that is popular, and seek answers in what is not.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Giving Birth by Marcus Amaker

do you remember
when the earth was just a baby,
settling in its skin,
safe in the arms of mother nature
with fire breathing from within.
you were not shackled by time
and life roamed around your heart
with the weight of dinosaurs,
leaving footprints in your lungs.
and the first time you saw the sun
you could barely breathe
because the possibility of endless light
planted a seed
so you admire the strength of trees,
who naturally grew into
unwavering beauty,
staring down the mouth of
time.

do you remember being 11 years old
when your mother told you
“birth is more painful than dying”
and you burst with dreams
without even trying,
seeking light in your heart,
where shadows now rest
comfortably next to fear.
but you come out of the woods clear,
with nature’s breath
under your tongue,
and a weightless bliss,
no longer scared of
death.”
Marcus Amaker

Jennifer Givhan
“Miracles happen every day, her mother had said, if you know where to look, if you know HOW to look. Not through the microscope, mija. Through the kaleidoscope of your heart.”
Jennifer Givhan, Trinity Sight

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