Shape Quotes

Quotes tagged as "shape" (showing 1-30 of 91)
Steve Maraboli
“Today is a new day. Don't let your history interfere with your destiny! Let today be the day you stop being a victim of your circumstances and start taking action towards the life you want. You have the power and the time to shape your life. Break free from the poisonous victim mentality and embrace the truth of your greatness. You were not meant for a mundane or mediocre life!”
Steve Maraboli

Marshall McLuhan
“We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.”
Marshall McLuhan

Sun Tzu
“Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare there are no constant conditions.”
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Vera Nazarian
“One of the strangest things is the act of creation.

You are faced with a blank slate—a page, a canvas, a block of stone or wood, a silent musical instrument.

You then look inside yourself. You pull and tug and squeeze and fish around for slippery raw shapeless things that swim like fish made of cloud vapor and fill you with living clamor. You latch onto something. And you bring it forth out of your head like Zeus giving birth to Athena.

And as it comes out, it takes shape and tangible form.

It drips on the canvas, and slides through your pen, it springs forth and resonates into the musical strings, and slips along the edge of the sculptor’s tool onto the surface of the wood or marble.

You have given it cohesion. You have brought forth something ordered and beautiful out of nothing.

You have glimpsed the divine.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Dejan Stojanovic
“We love the imperfect shapes in nature and in the works of art, look for an intentional error as a sign of the golden key and sincerity found in true mastery.”
Dejan Stojanovic

Anne Carson
“I used to think when I was younger and writing that each idea had a certain shape and when I started to study Greek and I found the word morphe it was for me just the right word for that, unlike the word shape in English which falls a bit short morphe in greek means the sort of plastic contours that an idea has inside your all your senses when you grasp it the first moment and it always seemed to me that a work should play out that same contour in its form. So I can’t start writing something down til I get a sense of that, that morphe. And then it unfolds, I wouldn’t say naturally, but it unfolds gropingly by keeping only to the contours of that form whatever it is.”
Anne Carson
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Vera Nazarian
“The pyramid shape is said to hold many secrets and amazing properties. One of them is a sense of wonder.”
Vera Nazarian

Raquel Welch
“My body is the shape I live in and it shapes the way I live.”
Raquel Welch, Raquel: Beyond the Cleavage

Norbert Wiener
“We are not the stuff that abides, but patterns
that perpetuate themselves.”
Norbert Wiener, The Human Use Of Human Beings: Cybernetics And Society

“Why is it that they can only come up with one model of spaceship? You would assume such intelligent creatures could, once in a while, put out something in a nice powder blue and shaped like a footstool or maybe like France.”
Cuthbert Soup, Another Whole Nother Story

Lynn Margulis
“Life did not take over the world by combat,
but by networking.”
Lynn Margulis, Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Microbial Evolution

Dejan Stojanovic
“Life into death—
Life’s other shape,
No rupture,
Only crossing.”
Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987

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

Fritjof Capra
“Patterns cannot be weighed or measured. Patterns must be mapped.”
Fritjof Capra, The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems

“Hygge is a phenomenon that reflects our way of inhabiting the world. The routines that shape our days locate us - from the places we visit to the small rituals that give us pause.”
Louisa Thomsen Brits, The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Living Well

Lois Farfel Stark
“SEE what you think.”
Lois Farfel Stark, The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing Times

Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
“She had thought the open sea would be flat, like a mirror or a coin. But it had colors and shapes, turning green or black under approaching storm. Sometimes it was red and purple and silver and white gold. It had sharp hedges. It had its tempers, its blue spells, its fits of laughter”
Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar, The Map of Salt and Stars

Laurens van der Post
“Modern man has lost the sense of wonder
about the unknown and he treats it as
an enemy.”
Laurens van der Post, Patterns of Renewal

“You can't shape people, just like you can't shape wood. You've got to find the heart and work from there. There's no such thing as scrap, not wood, not people.”
James Church, Un cadáver en el Koryo

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Be as soft as possible, if something good and wise wants to shape you; be as hard as possible, if something bad and foolish wants to shape you!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
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William H. Gass
“So–in short–color is consciousness itself, color is feeling, and shape is the distance color goes securely, as in our life we extend ourselves through neighborhoods and hunting grounds; while form in its turn is the relation of these inhabited spaces, in or out or up or down, and thrives on the difference between kitchen and pantry. This difference, with all its sameness, is yet another quality, alive in time like the stickiness of honey or the gently rough lap of a cat, for color is connection.”
William H. Gass, On Being Blue

“Suffering has been greater than all other teachings. I have been bent and broken, but I hope into a better shape.”
Charles Dickinson

“Love doesn't come in a box.
It comes in the shape of a heart.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Sometimes life is hard ... so we have to squeeze it, touch it, play with it, and make it soft like a dough! Now it's soft enough to be shaped in any way we want! Keep moving, touching life, as this will keep it smooth and fun!”
Karina Fonseca Azevedo

Ari Berk
“When we change the shape of the Land, we alter the contents and contexts of our collective, familial, and personal memories. Yet, stories can preserve both mythic and familiar elements of geography even when the physical features are forgotten, buried, or obliterated. And more than this: the stories can bring these elements back. If the Land can be preserved long enough for its stories to be told, and retold, perhaps we all — as custodians of both place and memory — stand a chance at real preservation.”
Ari Berk

“The moon will light the clouds, just as the tide shall shape the sand.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“When a house is already on fire, does the shape of its roof really matter? And if you know the foundation is crumbling, and you have done nothing to secure it, then why does it matter if the ceiling is open or closed, or if the house is painted black or red?”
Suzy Kassem

Andrew Kendall
“I realized that we all have the ability to live in worlds of our own doing, to own what happens to us, and to shape our inner worlds with such a positive force that our outer worlds have no other choice but to conform.”
Andrew Kendall, The Dark Dictionary: A Guide to Help Eradicate Your Darkness, Restore Your Light, and Redefine Your Life.

Lois Farfel Stark
“Living in new shapes, reshapes our thinking”
Lois Farfel Stark, The Telling Image: Shapes of Changing Times

Edward R. Tufte
“We shouldn’t abbreviate the truth but rather get a new method of presentation.”
Edward R. Tufte

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