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The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
It is an intelligence above language.
- Henry David Thoreau

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There are readers who want every point to be clearly
and unambiguously set forth,
and there are those who want to pry ideas and meanings out for themselves.
- John M. Ford

All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
- George Eliot

The word experience is like a shrapnel shell,
and bursts into a thousand meanings.
- George Santayana

 

To so enter into it in nature and art that the enjoyed
meanings of life may become a part of living is the
attitude of aesthetic appreciation.
- George H. Mead

Words differently arranged have a different meaning,
and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
- Blaise Pascal

When you read and understand a poem,
comprehending its rich and formal meanings,
then you master chaos a little.
- Stephen Spender

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The difference between a top-flight creative man and
the hack is his ability to express powerful meanings indirectly.
- Vance Packard

Uncritical semantics is the myth of a museum in which
the exhibits are meanings and the words are labels.
To switch languages is to change the labels.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

There is a deep question whether the possible meanings
that emerge from an effort to explain the experience
of art may not mask the real meanings of a work of art.
- Jerome Bruner

Words do not change their meanings so drastically in
the course of centuries as,
in our minds, names do in the course of a year or two.
- Marcel Proust

There was a time when meanings were focused and reality could be fixed;
when that sort of belief disappeared,
things became uncertain and open to interpretation.
- Bridget Riley

I have never had a problem with people not being able
to understand the words and the meanings in Titus.
- Julie Taymor

I have become intrigued with the combining of seemingly
unrelated ideas or images,
or the drawing upon the many, sometimes dissimilar,
meanings a word might have.
- John Barton

Hell is full of good meanings and wishings.
- George Herbert

Without a possibility of change in meanings human communication
could not perform its present functions.
- Kenneth L. Pike

You know I was curious - I was interested in all kinds
of mystery or deeper meanings in the paintings because
I myself have not analyzed why they have turned out like this or like that.
- H. R. Giger

To do art, one thing should always remember -
subjects of people in misery have deep meanings.
- Zhang Yimou

When we say that Philosophy tries to clear up the meanings
of concepts we do not mean that it is simply concerned
to substitute some long phrase for some familiar word.
- Charles D. Broad

It's better for the listener to interpret their own meanings to the music.
- Kelly Jones

God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities
that quite outrun the limits of mortality.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

People need meanings to everything.
People want you to intellectualize every choice you make.
- Juliana Hatfield

When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no
longer be reading numbers,
any more than you read words when reading books You
will be reading meanings.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

Meanings are not determined by situations,
but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.
- Alfred Adler

It has not been for nothing that the word has remained
man's principal toy and tool:
without the meanings and values it sustains,
all man's other tools would be worthless.
- Lewis Mumford

The strangeness will wear off and I think we will discover
the deeper meanings in modern art.
- Jackson Pollock

For the version of this CD released in Japan,
a translation of the English lyrics is included,
but there are lots of places where meanings are lost
in the process of translation.
- Utada Hikaru

Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.
- Octavio Paz

Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without
a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to
those of others and without distortion and self-deception.
Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture.
- David Bohm

Sitting by the chimney corner as we grow old,
the commonest things around us take on live meanings
and hint at the difference between these driving times and the calm,
slow moving days when we were young.
- Rebecca H. Davis

I'm not really quiet or shy.
Ask any of my friends!
But I always ground my poetry in life itself.
Poetry is an art of language, though,
so I am always aware of every word's meaning,
or multiple meanings.
- Anne Stevenson

I'm not against asking the audience to work,
but I think what you have now is a sort of gratuitous
deconstruction as a result of a fashion of literary
deconstructionism indicating that there are no meanings.
- Jonathan Miller

The word "good" has many meanings.
For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother
at a range of five hundred yards,
I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Now between the meanings of words and their sounds
there is ordinarily no discoverable relation except one of accident;
and it is therefore miraculous,
to the mystic, when words which make sense can also
make a uniform objective structure of accents and rhymes.
- John C. Ransom

The point is, the political reporters are the ones
who no longer understand the ritual they are covering.
They keep searching for political meanings in the tepid
events when a convention is now essentially a human drama and only that.
- William Greider

Language is not merely a set of unrelated sounds,
clauses, rules, and meanings; it is a total coherent
system of these integrating with each other,
and with behavior, context, universe of discourse,
and observer perspective.
- Kenneth L. Pike

The task is to investigate speech sounds in relation
to the meanings with which they are invested,
i.e., sounds viewed as signifiers, and above all to
throw light on the structure of the relation between sounds and meaning.
- Roman Jakobson

A situation is always comic if it participates simultaneously
in two series of events which are absolutely independent of each other,
and if it can be interpreted in two quite different meanings.
- Henri Bergson

If a secret history of books could be written,
and the author's private thoughts and meanings noted
down alongside of his story,
how many insipid volumes would become interesting,
and dull tales excite the reader!
- William Makepeace Thackeray

The silent film has a lot of meanings.
The first part of the film is comic.
It represents the burlesque feel of those silent films.
But I think that the second part of the film is full
of tenderness and emotion.
- Pedro Almodovar

The word "happiness" would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
- Carl Jung

I don't know the meaning of life,
but I know compassion is the key.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A sister is a gift to the heart,
a friend to the spirit,
a golden thread to the meaning of life.
- Isadora James

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life
as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
- Joseph Campbell

Love is the ultimate meaning of everything around us.
Love is not a mere sentiment.
Love is the ultimate truth at the heart of creation.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Our relationships - love and friendship -
are at the core of the meaning of our lives.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness,
and the word happy would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
It is far better take things as they come along
with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
- Epictetus

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In the uttermost meaning of the words,
thought is devout, and devotion is thought.
Deep calls unto deep.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is not what we get.
But who we become, what we contribute...
that gives meaning to our lives.
- Tony Robbins

"To know" is to know that you know nothing.
That is the meaning of true knowledge.
- Confucius

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life
than the greatest of things without it.
- Carl Jung

The meaning of Life is whatever we Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
You give your own meaning to time, as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We get to CHOOSE the meaning for our lives.
Our lives mean exactly what we say they do - no more, no less.
Each of us chooses their path in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive,
but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

See life as ugly and painful - if you choose,
or see it as beautiful and joyful.
There is no inherent meaning in life.
We give life its meaning.
It's our Choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Even in the Christian religion,
much of its real meaning is hidden by words
that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
- Ernest Holmes

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.
Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
- Hal Borland

Quotations help us remember the simple yet profound truths
that give life perspective and meaning.
- Criswell Freeman

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man
gives his life by the unfolding of his powers.
- Erich Fromm

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not on how things are in themselves.
The least of things with a meaning
is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
- Carl Jung

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

A man has made at least a start on discovering the
meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under
which he knows full well he will never sit.
- D. Elton Trueblood

Dreaming or awake, we perceive only events that have meaning to us.
- Jane Roberts

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
- Aristotle Onassis


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