Signs Quotes

Quotes tagged as "signs" (showing 1-30 of 133)
J.D. Salinger
“If you had a million years to do it in, you couldn't rub out even half the "Fuck you" signs in the world. It's impossible.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Criss Jami
“A lonely day is God's way of saying that he wants to spend some quality time with you.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Haruki Murakami
“Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.”
Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Eoin Colfer
“What's that supposed to mean? A wolf's head on a stick. Big wolf barbecue tonight? Bring your own wolf?”
Eoin Colfer, The Lost Colony

Malcolm X
“اذا كان الانسان مع الله كان الله معه وأرسل له عند الحاجة علامات تدل على ذلك.”
Malcolm X

David Eddings
“When you know that something's going to happen, you'll start trying to see signs of its approach in just about everything. Always try to remember that most of the things that happen in this world aren't signs. They happen because they happen, and their only real significance lies in normal cause and effect. You'll drive yourself crazy if you start trying to pry the meaning out of every gust of wind or rain squall. I'm not denying that there might actually be a few signs that you won't want to miss. Knowing the difference is the tricky part.”
David Eddings, Belgarath the Sorcerer

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“Is not the gospel its own sign and wonder? Is not this a miracle of miracles, that 'God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish'? Surely that precious word, 'Whosoever will, let him come and take the water of life freely' and that solemn promise, 'Him that cometh unto Me, I will in no wise cast out,' are better than signs and wonders! A truthful Saviour ought to be believed. He is truth itself. Why will you ask proof of the veracity of One who cannot lie?”
Charles Spurgeon

Blaise Pascal
“Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.”
Blaise Pascal

Bret Easton Ellis
“I come to a red light, tempted to go through it, then stop once I see a billboard sign that I don’t remember seeing and I look up at it. All it says is 'Disappear Here' and even though it’s probably an ad for some resort, it still freaks me out a little and I step on the gas really hard and the car screeches as I leave the light.”
Bret Easton Ellis, Less Than Zero

Martha Stout
“If, instead, you find yourself often pitying someone who consistently hurts you or other people, and who actively campaigns for your sympathy, the chances are close to 100 percent that you are dealing with a sociopath.”
Martha Stout, The Sociopath Next Door

Diane Schoemperlen
“I remind myself that not everything is a sign, that some things simply are what they appear to be and should not be analyzed, deconstructed, or forced to bear the burden of metaphor, symbol, omen, or portent.”
Diane Schoemperlen, Our Lady of the Lost and Found: A Novel of Mary, Faith, and Friendship
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M. Night Shyamalan
“People break down into two groups. When they experience something lucky, group number one sees it as more than luck, more than coincidence. They see it as a sign, evidence, that there is someone up there, watching out for them. Group number two sees it as just pure luck. Just a happy turn of chance. I'm sure the people in group number two are looking at those fourteen lights in a very suspicious way. For them, the situation is a fifty-fifty. Could be bad, could be good. But deep down, they feel that whatever happens, they're on their own. And that fills them with fear. Yeah, there are those people. But there's a whole lot of people in group number one. When they see those fourteen lights, they're looking at a miracle. And deep down, they feel that whatever's going to happen, there will be someone there to help them. And that fills them with hope. See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you? Are you the kind that sees signs, that sees miracles? Or do you believe that people just get lucky? Or, look at the question this way: Is it possible that there are no coincidences?”
M. Night Shyamalan

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

Dallas Willard
“Sometimes we get caught up in trying to glorify God by praising what He can do and we lose sight of the practical point of what He actually does do.”
Dallas Willard

Janice  Thompson
“I had to wonder if the Lord above had flashed a heavenly spotlight over my head and whispered, "Preach this sermon just for her. She's not going to get the message otherwise.”
Janice Thompson, Fools Rush In

Shannon L. Alder
“Gratitude was never meant to be an excuse for giving up on the obstacles God has put before you. Some of the most magical things he can bring us require faith and a lot of planning.”
Shannon L. Alder

Sheldon Vanauken
“Signs must be read with caution. The history of Christendom is replete with instances of people who misread the signs.”
Sheldon Vanauken, A Severe Mercy: A Story of Faith, Tragedy and Triumph

Charlotte Brontë
“Signs may be but the sympathies of nature with man.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
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“I didn't know what kind of creature I was supposed to be until I woke on a hospital cot and was informed I had died. Nobody ever told me what I was. I figured I was broken. But it turns out that my scars were divine signs that I was granted a chance to begin again.”
Hannah Ashworth, Beyond Polaris

Amelia Gray
“They were in love! Carla wore her hair up and Andrew saw everything as a sign. They spent an entire afternoon sitting side by side in a coffee shop, taking more meaning than necessary from the world around them. A man wearing boxing gloves walked down the sidewalk in front of them and they took that to mean they would be together forever.”
Amelia Gray, AM/PM

Meredith Duran
“She wished he could make her somehow indelibly his; that they were still children so they could cut their fingers and mingle their blood and know this meant something. She longed for some transformation more lasting than that wrought by the law and his name, some visceral change he might effect in her so that anyone on the street with one glance would know she was his.”
Meredith Duran, Wicked Becomes You

Heraclitus
“The lord whose is the oracle at Delphoi neither utters nor hides his meaning, but shows it by a sign.

The Sibyl, with raving lips uttering things mirthless, unbedizened, and unperfumed, reaches over a thousand years with her voice, thanks to the god in her.”
Heraclitus

Elizabeth C. Bunce
“Paddy Eagan, stay away from falling signs for a bit and you'll be as right as rain come the weekend.”
Elizabeth C. Bunce, A Curse Dark as Gold

Gerald R. Stanek
“It is your omen, only you know the meaning. To me, it is but another star in the night.”
Gerald R. Stanek, The Eighth House

Robert Liparulo
“The road simply ended. No cul-de-sac. No sign like the ones they had seen before: "Private Property. No Trespassing." Or "No Motorized Vehicles Beyond This Point." Just road...then trees.”
Robert Liparulo, House of Dark Shadows

Jillian Lauren
“I look for a sign. Where to go next. you never know when you'll get one. Even the most faithless among us are waiting to be proven wrong.”
Jillian Lauren, Pretty

Henri Matisse
“The importance of an artist is to be measured by the quantity of new signs which he has introduced to the language of art.”
Henri Matisse

Emma Thompson
Sense and Sensibility signs litter Devon -- arrows with S & S on. Whenever Ang [Lee] sees a B & B sign he thinks it's for another movie.”
Emma Thompson, The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay and Diaries: Bringing Jane Austen's Novel to Film

Julian Barnes
“Может это предзнаменование? Кто знает? В le bon vieux temps , когда мы весело катались по прошлогоднему снегу, предзнаменование не расставалось с прилагательным и было зловещим. Падающая звезда, прочертившая траекторию на бархате небес, полярная сова, всю ночь сидевшая на ветке треклятого дуба, банальный вой волков на кладбище - не всегда можно было догадаться, что они предвещают, но было чертовски ясно, что это знамения. Теперь падающая звезда - это лишь сигнальная ракета, выпущенная по соседству, полярную сову можно увидеть лишь в клетке, а волку приходится заново учиться выть, прежде чем его выпустят в дикую природу. Предзнаменование беды? В этом царстве, где все измельчало, разбитое зеркало предвещает лишь досадный визит в магазин Джона Льюиса за новым.
Что поделать. Наши знаки и знамения становятся более локальными, а разница между предвестником и тем, что он предвещает, сходит на нет. Вы вступили в собачье дерьмо - это и предостережение, и бедствие одновременно. Автобус сломался, мобильник не работает. Дерево срубили. Возможно это означает только то, что означает. Что поделать.”
Julian Barnes, Love, Etc.
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Ehsan Sehgal
“You cannot teach wisdom to a simpleton person, but you can learn lots from such people to avoid that signs may you have too.”
Ehsan Sehgal
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