Willful Quotes

Quotes tagged as "willful" (showing 1-17 of 17)
Wally Lamb
“We are like water, aren’t we? We can be fluid, flexible when we have to be. But strong and destructive, too.” And something else, I think to myself. Like water, we mostly follow the path of least resistance.”
Wally Lamb, We Are Water

“If we expect to “know” the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, we may have a hard time seeing the whole picture, since the truth is a willful construction that allows us often merely to “guess”. ("Hinter der Mattscheibe")”
Erik Pevernagie

Christina Engela
“Willful ignorance is something to be ashamed of, not proud.”
Christina Engela, Fearotica: An Anthology of Erotic Horror

Steven Magee
“Willfully polluting the ground with AC electricity is just another aspect of how the electrical utility companies will be remembered by the next generation.”
Steven Magee, Electrical Forensics

Steven Millhauser
“He sank back into his black-and-white world, his immobile world of inanimate drawings that had been granted the secret of motion, his death-world with its hidden gift of life. But that life was a deeply ambiguous life, a conjurer's trick, a crafty illusion based on an accidental property of the retina, which retained an image for a fraction of a second after the image was no longer present. On this frail fact was erected the entire structure of the cinema, that colossal confidence game. The animated cartoon was a far more honest expression of the cinematic illusion than the so-called realistic film, because the cartoon reveled in its own illusory nature, exulted in the impossible--indeed it claimed the impossible as its own, exalted it as its own highest end, found in impossibility, in the negation of the actual, its profoundest reason for being. The animated cartoon was nothing but the poetry of the impossible--therein lay its exhilaration and its secret melancholy. For this willful violation of the actual, while it was an intoxicating release from the constriction of things, was at the same time nothing but a delusion, an attempt to outwit mortality. As such it was doomed to failure. And yet it was desperately important to smash through the constriction of the actual, to unhinge the universe and let the impossible stream in, because otherwise--well, otherwise the world was nothing but an editorial cartoon.”
Steven Millhauser, Little Kingdoms

Steven Magee
“It has been my experience that law enforcement reports are littered with fabrications, inaccuracies, omissions, fraud, fantasies and willful blindness.”
Steven Magee

Israelmore Ayivor
“Be willing to pass through a short term pain so that you can come out with a long term gain. Don't fear the horrible waves of the waters; just dare to cross and you get there!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Steven Magee
“There is a lot of willful incompetence in solar industry that is in the process of coming to light.”
Steven Magee

Gail Carson Levine
“Instead of making me docile, Lucinda’s curse made a rebel of me. Or perhaps I was that way naturally.”
Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted

Steven Magee
“Historians will remember the first year of Microsoft Windows 10 for its willful vandalism of many computers through the release of a flawed operating system (OS) and mandatory flaky automatic updates.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“There is a lot of willful incompetence in the wireless radio frequency (RF) radiation industry that is in the process of coming to light.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“There is a lot of willful irresponsibility in electrical utility companies.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“There is a dangerous willful ignorance in governments to the adverse health effects of the various forms of electromagnetic radiation.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“There is a dedication to willful incompetence in many corporate government departments.”
Steven Magee

“There is the fullness of our love, where
God is knowable, whether willful or involuntary.”
Marieta Maglas- Eschatological Regression

Sara Baume
“I knew precisely what things I wanted to do—and when and why—and I was deeply resentful of other people's attempts to enforce structure on my days.”
Sara Baume, A Line Made by Walking

Steven Magee
“There is a lot of willful incompetence in high altitude astronomy that is in the process of coming to light.”
Steven Magee