Variety Quotes

Quotes tagged as "variety" (showing 1-30 of 55)
Paulo Coelho
“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.”
Paulo Coelho, Brida

Coco Chanel
“There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.”
Coco Chanel

Ally Carter
“Number of empty Ben & Jerry's containers: 3 -- two mint chocolate cookie, one plain vanilla. (Who buys plain vanilla ice cream from Ben & Jerry's, anyway? Is there a greater waste?)”
Ally Carter

Rebecca McKinsey
“I'd rather be a little weird than all boring.”
Rebecca McKinsey

Ally Carter
“I mean she's Cleopatra... shouldn't she and Antony have known better? They were so different..."
"Variety is the spice of life"
"And from a thousand miles apart"
"Absence makes the heart grow fonder”
Ally Carter, Uncommon Criminals

Jean M. Auel
“Life is neither static nor unchanging. With no individuality, there can be no change, no adaptation and, in an inherently changing world, any species unable to adapt is also doomed.”
Jean M. Auel

William Cowper
“Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all it's flavour.”
William Cowper

Umberto Eco
“The beauty of the universe consists not only of unity in variety, but also of variety in unity.”
Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose

Ray Bradbury
“Where's your common sense? None of those books agree with each other. You've been locked up here for years with a regular damned Tower of Babel. Snap out of it! The people in those books never lived. Come on now!”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

“When Coleridge tried to define beauty, he returned always to one deep thought; beauty, he said, is unity in variety! Science is nothing else than the search to discover unity in the wild variety of nature,—or, more exactly, in the variety of our experience. Poetry, painting, the arts are the same search, in Coleridge’s phrase, for unity in variety.”

“It would be difficult to define the limits of his reading.”
Blanche E.C. Dugdale, Arthur James Balfour V1: First Earl of Balfour 1848-1905

Amit Kalantri
“Routine ruins the life, variety vitalise the life.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

G.K. Chesterton
“The modern mind is forced towards the future by a certain sense of fatigue, not unmixed with terror, with which it regards the past. It is propelled towards the coming time; it is, in the exact words of the popular phrase, knocked into the middle of next week. And the goad which drives it on thus eagerly is not an affectation for futurity Futurity does not exist, because it is still future. Rather it is a fear of the past; a fear not merely of the evil in the past, but of the good in the past also. The brain breaks down under the unbearable virtue of mankind. There have been so many flaming faiths that we cannot hold; so many harsh heroisms that we cannot imitate; so many great efforts of monumental building or of military glory which seem to us at once sublime and pathetic. The future is a refuge from the fierce competition of our forefathers. The older generation, not the younger, is knocking at our door. It is agreeable to escape, as Henley said, into the Street of By-and-Bye, where stands the Hostelry of Never. It is pleasant to play with children, especially unborn children. The future is a blank wall on which every man can write his own name as large as he likes; the past I find already covered with illegible scribbles, such as Plato, Isaiah, Shakespeare, Michael Angelo, Napoleon. I can make the future as narrow as myself; the past is obliged to be as broad and turbulent as humanity. And the upshot of this modern attitude is really this: that men invent new ideals because they dare not attempt old ideals. They look forward with enthusiasm, because they are afraid to look back.”
G.K. Chesterton, What's Wrong with the World

J.R. Rim
“The more you get set into your own world, the smaller your world becomes.”
J.R. Rim

Kurt Tucholsky
“Ihr glaubt, ihr seid dazu verpflichtet -
ja, das wolln wir aber gar nicht - ja, das wolln wir aber gar nicht!
Auch ohne Liebe sind wir manchmal glücklich und froh -
es geht auch ohne das - es geht auch so!
Es geht auch ohne das - es geht auch so!”
Kurt Tucholsky, Seifenblasen

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“I know now that a writer cannot afford to give in to feelings of rage, disgust, or contempt. Did you answer someone in a temper? If so, you didn't hear him out and lost track of his system of opinions. You avoided someone out of disgust—and a completely unknown personality slipped out of your ken—precisely the type you would have needed someday. But, however tardily, I nonetheless caught myself and realized I had always devoted my time and attention to people who fascinated me and were pleasant, who engaged my sympathy, and that as a result I was seeing society like the Moon, always from one side.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Books III-IV

“I'd rather love the same woman for a hundred years than sleep with someone new every night.”
Marty Rubin

Christina Engela
“They tell us variety is the spice of life - and yet diversity terrifies them.”
Christina Engela, Loderunner

Craig Groeschel
“I realized that day that blessings come in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes.”
Craig Groeschel, Weird: Because Normal Isn't Working

T.F. Hodge
“The critical nature of 'choices' -- [the] timing will prove to be an asset or liability; it will reward wisdom or expose stupidity. Either way, we learn from the path of suffering or satisfaction… by choice or by design.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

James Marshall Smith
“Like fashion, torture comes in a variety of styles.”
James Marshall Smith, Silent Source

T.F. Hodge
“The critical nature of 'choices' -- [the] timing will prove to be an asset or liability; it will reward wisdom or expose stupidity. Either way, we learn from the path of suffering or satisfaction… by choice and by design.”
T.F. Hodge, From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

“Nature is as uniform as variant.”

“No matter where you float in the sea of love, it is important to see all the love around you. The universe is brimming and swimming with all shapes, colors and sizes of love - A beautiful coral reef of variety that's yours for the sharing. An open heart is seldom lonely.”
Margot Datz, A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids

Sylvain Tesson
“La variété des manifestations de la vie suffit à l'éblouissement. Il n’y a qu'à jeter l’oeil, comme on lance un filet, pour pêcher des images.”
Sylvain Tesson, Petit traité sur l'immensité du monde

Antonin Sertillanges
“Variety is precious when it expresses nature more richly by developing various aspects of it; but the variety that consists in producing cripples and abortions instead of normal human beings has nothing to commend it to the lover of mankind.”
Antonin Sertillanges, The Church

Bertrand Russell
“Differences between nations, so long as they do not lead to hostility, are by no means to be deplored. Living for a time in a foreign country makes us aware of merits in which our own country is deficient, and this is true whichever country our own may be. The same thing holds of differences between different regions within one country, and of the differing types produced by different professions. Uniformity of character and uniformity of culture are to be regretted. Biological evolution has depended upon inborn differences between individuals or tribes, and cultural evolution depends upon acquired differences. When these disappear, there is no longer any material for selection. In the modern world, there is a real danger of too great similarity between one region and another in cultural respects. One of the best ways of minimising this evil is an increase in the autonomy of different groups.”
Bertrand Russell, Authority and the Individual

Talismanist Giebra
“Welcome to Planet Earth, the destination of fragmented wisdom.”
Talismanist Giebra, Talismanist: Fragments of the Ancient Fire. Philosophy of Fragmentism Series.

“Our differences will also show up from time to time, underscoring the uniqueness of our personal endowments, the variety of our experiences, and the creativity of our sovereign God.”
J. Grant Howard, Balancing Life's Demands: A New Perspective on Priorities

“I really hope that plastic starts coming in different flavors because I would like to have a bit of variety in my food.”
Anthony T.Hincks

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