Vitality Quotes

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Susan Sontag
“Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.”
Susan Sontag

John Ruskin
“To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality.”
John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice

Edith Södergran
“The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.”
Edith Södergran

“If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don't, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.”
Matt D. Miller

Ogwo David Emenike
“Love springs from the inside. It is the immortal surge of passion, excitement, energy, power, strength, prosperity, recognition, respect, desire, determination, enthusiasm, confidence, courage, and vitality, that nourishes, extends and protects. It possesses an external objective - life.”
Ogwo David Emenike

Joseph Campbell
“We must be willing to get rid of
the life we’ve planned, so as to have
the life that is waiting for us.

The old skin has to be shed
before the new one can come.

If we fix on the old, we get stuck.
When we hang onto any form,
we are in danger of putrefaction.

Hell is life drying up.”
Joseph Campbell, A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

John Steinbeck
“Strange how one person can saturate a room with vitality, with excitement. Then there are others, and this dame was one of them, who can drain off energy and joy, can suck pleasure dry and get no sustenance from it. Such people spread a grayness in the air about them.”
John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America

John Ruskin
“No human face is exactly the same in its lines on each side, no leaf perfect in its lobes, no branch in its symmetry. All admit irregularity as they imply change; and to banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality. All things are literally better, lovelier, and more beloved for the imperfections which have been divinely appointed, that the law of human life may be Effort, and the law of human judgment, Mercy.”
John Ruskin

ابن الجوزي
“ينبغي للعاقل أن ينتهي إلى غاية ما يمكنه ؛ فلو يُتَصوّر للآدمي صعود السماوات لرأيت من أقبح النقائص رضاه بالأرض ”
ابن الجوزي

“A strong life force can be seen in physical vitality, courage, competent judgment, self-mastery, sexual vigor, and the realization of each person’s unique talents and purpose in life. To maintain a powerful life force, forget yourself, forget about living and dying, and bring your full attention into this moment.”
H.E. Davey, Japanese Yoga: The Way of Dynamic Meditation

E.L. Doctorow
“I watched bulls bred to cows, watched mares foal, I saw life come from the egg and the multiplicative wonders of mudholes and ponds, the jell and slime of life shimmering in gravid expectation. Everywhere I looked, life sprang from something not life, insects unfolded from sacs on the surface of still waters and were instantly on prowl for their dinner, everything that came into being knew at once what to do and did it, unastonished that it was what it was, unimpressed by where it was, the great earth heaving up bloodied newborns from every pore, every cell, bearing the variousness of itself from every conceivable substance which it contained in itself, sprouting life that flew or waved in the wind or blew from the mountains or stuck to the damp black underside of rocks, or swam or suckled or bellowed or silently separated in two.”
E.L. Doctorow, Lives of the Poets: A Novella and Six Stories

عبد الله محمد الداوود
“العباقرة شهب كتب عليها أن تحترق لتنير عصورها
نابليون”
عبدالله محمد الداوود

“We need places to scream and run wild as well as places to be quiet.”
Marty Rubin

Bram Stoker
“I could see it under the heavy moustache, was fixed and rather cruel-looking, with peculiarly sharp white teeth; these protruded over the lips, whose remarkable ruddiness showed astonishing vitality in a man of his years.”
Bram Stoker, Dracula

Milan Kundera
“A young woman forced to keep drunks supplied with beer and siblings with clean underwear -instead of being allowed to pursue "something higher"- stores up great reserves of vitality, a vitality never dreamed of by university students yawning over their books.”
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Thorbjörg Hafsteinsdottir
“Words are like food. They contain information that either releases and liberates and creates possibilities and development or locks you into unhealthy patterns you can’t change.”
Thorbjörg Hafsteinsdottir, 10 Years Younger in 10 Weeks

Thorbjörg Hafsteinsdottir
“If you want more joy in your daily life, smile at the people you meet in the street, the woman sitting beside you on the bus or standing next to you in the queue at the airport, the waiter who brings your food, your colleagues or your employer. There’s a great chance they’ll smile back.”
Thorbjörg Hafsteinsdottir, 10 Years Younger in 10 Weeks

Kim Stanley Robinson
“The vaunted experience of age was perhaps only a matter of wounds and scarring -- that young minds to old minds might be as young bodies to old bodies: stronger, more vital, less twisted by damage.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, Green Mars

Ali Smith
“... free spirit arrives on earth equipped with the skill and the vision capable of blasting the tragic stuff that happens to us all into space, where it dissolves away to nothing whenever you pay any attention to the lifeforce in her pictures.”
Ali Smith, Autumn

Robert Penn Warren
“We never know what we have lost, or what we have found.
We are only ourselves, and that promise.
Continue to walk in the world. Yes, love it!”
Robert Penn Warren

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Vision gives vitality.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Emily Dickinson
“I lived on Dread —
To Those who know
The Stimulus there is
In Danger — Other impetus
Is numb — and Vitalless —

As 'twere a Spur — upon the Soul —
A Fear will urge it where
To go without the Sceptre's aid
Were Challenging Despair.”
Emily Dickinson

“You need to keep investing in your sensuality if you're to retain your desirability and vitality.”
Lebo Grand

Yukio Mishima
“Daydreaming is not an intellectual process but rather an escape from intellectualism.”
Yukio Mishima, Confessions of a Mask

Munia Khan
“The power of optimism energies life’s vitality”
Munia Khan, Attainable

J.R.R. Tolkien
“and all was healed and made good, and the houses were filled with men and women and the laughter of children, and no window was blind nor any courtyard empty;
and after the ending of the Third Age of the world into the new age it preserved the memory and the glory of the years that were gone.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

J.R.R. Tolkien
“In his time the City was made more fair than it had ever been, even in the days of its first glory;
and it was filled with trees and with fountains,
and its gates were wrought of mithril and steel,
and its streets were paved with white marble;
and the Folk of the Mountain laboured in it,
and the Folk of the Wood rejoiced to come there;
and all was healed and made good, and the houses were filled with men and women and the
laughter of children,
and no window was blind nor any courtyard empty; and after the ending of the Third Age of the world into the new age it preserved the memory and the glory of the years that were gone.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The vitality of youth is the grace of strength to fulfill the visions.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The vitality of youth is a prophecy.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Orison Swett Marden
“Upon the proper use and conservation of sexual force the progress of civilization itself depends. All history shows that just in proportion as the sex instinct is kept sacred, pure, and the life essence properly used and converted into creative, productive power, does a nation reach a high state of civilization. Wherever this instinct becomes generally perverted, as it did in ancient Rome, people become devitalized, lose their physical and mental stamina, and rapidly deteriorate. Where it is protected by virtue and purity of life, the nation rises in the scale of civilization; where it is abused, perverted, the nation sinks to the level of low-flying ideals.”
Orison Swett Marden, The crime of silence

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