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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

20 Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective

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20 Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective

Words are powerful. The following mind-blowing quotes are guaranteed to challenge the way you think and perhaps even change the way you live.

1) “The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.” - Douglas Adams (The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time)

2) “There are no facts, only interpretations.” - Friedrich Nietzsche

3) “One person's craziness is another person's reality.” - Tim Burton

4) “If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” - Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden)

5) “We're so self-important. So arrogant. Everybody's going to save something now. Save the trees, save the bees, save the whales, save the snails. And the supreme arrogance? Save the planet! Are these people kidding? Save the planet? We don't even know how to take care of ourselves; we haven't learned how to care for one another. We're gonna save the fuckin' planet? . . . And, by the way, there's nothing wrong with the planet in the first place. The planet is fine. The people are fucked! Compared with the people, the planet is doin' great. It's been here over four billion years . . . The planet isn't goin' anywhere, folks. We are! We're goin' away. Pack your shit, we're goin' away. And we won't leave much of a trace. Thank God for that. Nothing left. Maybe a little Styrofoam. The planet will be here, and we'll be gone. Another failed mutation; another closed-end biological mistake.” - George Carlin

6) “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” - Abraham Lincoln

7) “In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” - Bertrand Russell

8) “When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” - Albert Camus

9) “Every day one should at least hear one little song, read one good poem, see one fine painting and -- if at all possible -- speak a few sensible words.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

10) “It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.” ― George Eliot (Middlemarch)

11) “It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time. People say 'It's as plain as the nose on your face.' But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you?” ― Isaac Asimov (I, Robot)

12) “What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.” ― Martha Graham

13) “No two persons ever read the same book.” ― Edmund Wilson

14) “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.” ― Carl Sagan

15) “I believe that there is an equality to all humanity. We all suck.” ― Bill Hicks

16) “We often need to lose sight of our priorities in order to see them.” ― John Irving (Trying to Save Piggy Sneed)

17) “What we do see depends mainly on what we look for. ... In the same field the farmer will notice the crop, the geologists the fossils, botanists the flowers, artists the colouring, sportmen the cover for the game. Though we may all look at the same things, it does not all follow that we should see them.” ― John Lubbock

18) “The fear of appearances is the first symptom of impotence.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Crime and Punishment)

19) “If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.” ― Henry Miller (Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch)

20)“If we climb high enough, we will reach a height from which tragedy ceases to look tragic.” ― Irvin D. Yalom (When Nietzsche Wept)

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