The World Quotes

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“The hardest thing in this world, is to live in it.”
Mutant Enemy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

C. JoyBell C.
“It is when you lose sight of yourself, that you lose your way. To keep your truth in sight you must keep yourself in sight and the world to you should be a mirror to reflect to you your image; the world should be a mirror that you reflect upon.”
C. JoyBell C.

Rudyard Kipling
“The world is very lovely, and it's very horrible--and it doesn't care about your life or mine or anything else.”
Rudyard Kipling, The Light That Failed

Bret Easton Ellis
“It strikes me profoundly that the world is more often than not a bad and cruel place.”
Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho

C. JoyBell C.
“The difference between me and other people is that they all walk around with onion skins wrapped around them. Pre-meditations, pretentions, the faces that they present to the world, the faces that they present to themselves.. onion skins that come in layer after layer. They're on the inside of all that. And I... I am the inside of the onion skin walking around. I am only me.”
C. JoyBell C.

Vera Nazarian
“The world is shaped by two things — stories told and the memories they leave behind.”
Vera Nazarian, Dreams of the Compass Rose

Haruki Murakami
“Why do you like jellyfish so much?" I asked.
"I don't know. I guess I think they're cute," she said. "But one thing did occur to me when I was really focused on them. What we see before us is just one tiny part of the world. We get into the habit of thinking, This is the world, but that's not true at all. The real world is in a much darker and deeper place than this, and most of it is occupied by jellyfish and things. We just happen to forget all that. Don't you agree? Two thirds of the earth's surface is ocean, and all we can see of it with the naked eye is the surface: the skin. We hardly know anything about what's beneath the skin.”
Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Albert Camus
“There is no longer a single idea explaining everything, but an infinite number of essences giving a meaning to an infinite number of objects. The world comes to a stop, but also lights up.”
Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

“You are a cynical man, Mr. Pleasant."
"We live in cynical times, Miss Cain.”
Derek Landy, Death Bringer

Fulton J. Sheen
“Nothing ever happens in the world that does not happen first inside human hearts.”
Fulton J. Sheen, Life Is Worth Living

Jonathan Safran Foer
“People around the world were moving from one place to another. No one was staying.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Sarah Noffke
“There are two types of humans in this world: those who function so they can get something and those who function so they can give something.”
Sarah Noffke, Stunned

Nicola Yoon
“There's no denying it now. I'm in the world. And, too, the world is in me.”
Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything

Katie Henry
“Aren't most wonderful things a little bit strange?”
Katie Henry, Heretics Anonymous

Mark Twain
“Don't go around thinking the world owes you a living. It was here first.”
Mark Twain

Deepak Chopra
“The world is more than the sum of its suffering. ”
Deepak Chopra, The Return of Merlin

Cherise Sinclair
“how can the world go on when mine has been destroyed?”
Cherise Sinclair, The Dom's Dungeon

Carl Lotus Becker
“Serious thinkers are few, and the world is ruled by crude ideas.”
Carl Lotus Becker, The Heavenly City of the Eighteenth Century Philosophers

Malinda Lo
“The world is inviolable: it has no beginning and no end. Those who seek to change it will be changed.”
Malinda Lo, Huntress

Donald Davidson
“There are three basic problems: how a mind can know the world of nature, how it is possible for one mind to know another, and how it is possible to know the contents of our own minds without resort to observation or evidence. It is a mistake, I shall urge, to suppose that these questions can be collapsed into two, or taken into isolation.”
Donald Davidson

“There seem to be two main types of people in the world, crosswords and sudokus.”
Rebecca McKinsey, Sydney West

Ron Rash
“We want what's in this world but we also want what ain't.”
Ron Rash, Serena

David Eddings
“The real world out there isn't nearly as nice as some people prefer it to be, so don't swallow everything your high-born teachers tell you without takinga long hard look at it yourselves.”
David and Leigh Eddings

Maya Angelou
“While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of mans humanity to a man.”
Maya Angelou

Stevie Smith
“The world is come upon me, I used to keep it a long way off, But now I have been run over and I am in the hands of the hospital staff.”
Stevie Smith, Selected Poems

Gregory Maguire
“It was mild monsters like these that made Jack the Ripper go after young women, she decided: who could tolerate yielding the world to someone who behaved as if she had given birth to the very world herself?”
Gregory Maguire, Lost

Kathryn Schulz
“The brevity of our lives breeds a kind of temporal parochialism—an ignorance of or an indifference to those planetary gears which turn more slowly than our own.”
Kathryn Schulz

Joseph Joubert
“Those for whom the world is not enough: saints, conquerors, poets, and all lovers of books.”
Joseph Joubert, The Notebooks of Joseph Joubert

“The world never leaves one in ignorance or in peace.”
Ouida, Wanda, Countess von Szalras.

“Writing is a way of opening up to the world.”
Marty Rubin

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