Return quotes

  • Poetry leads us to the unstructured sources of our beings, to the unknown, and returns us to our rational, structured selves refreshed.
    -- A. R. Ammons

    #Self #Return #Source

  • Things go away to return, brightened for the passage
    -- A. R. Ammons

    #Travel #Going Away #Return

  • To Allah we belong and to Him is our return.
    -- Abdullah Yusuf Ali


  • Unselfish love does not exploit its object and it does not ask for anything in return.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Doe #Unselfish Love #Return

  • Trust God in the dark until the light returns.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Dark #Light #Return

  • Nightly you retrace your steps again to return to the scene of the crime. It's uncanny how you hover in the air of the wreckage that you left behind.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Air #Return #Wreckage

  • I think that Americans should gradually begin to adopt positive behavior rather than doing evil. They should not expect an immediate reaction in return for their positive measures. It will take time.
    -- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    #Thinking #Evil #Return

  • The spiritual path is not one of attainment, but of return.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Spiritual #Path #Return

  • Return to the battle again, no longer trusting in the false and insufficient human resources which so foolishly we had taken into the battle, but now trusting in the limitless resources of our risen Lord.
    -- Alan Redpath

    #Taken #Battle #Return

  • ... one cannot be happy in exile or in oblivion. One cannot always be a stranger. I want to return to my homeland, make all my loved ones happy. I see no further than this.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Want #Return #Stranger

  • That's love, giving everything, sacrificing all without hope of return.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Sacrifice #Giving #Return

  • The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Ideas #Mind #Return

  • I've got a lot of cutting and pasting to do, gentlemen, so why don't you please return to your porch rockers and resume whittling.
    -- Albert Rosenfeld

    #Cutting #Gentleman #Return

  • Maybe this is why we read, and why in moments of darkness we return to books: to find words for what we already know.
    -- Alberto Manguel

    #Book #Darkness #Return

  • All history consists of successive excursions from a single starting-point, to which man returns again and again to organize yet another search for a durable scale of values.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Men #Return #Starting

  • For ebbing resolution ne'er returns, But falls still further from its former shore.
    -- Alec Douglas-Home

    #Fall #Return #Resolution

  • The thing about movies these days is that the commerce end of it is so inflated and financiers are just expecting this enormous return on their investment.
    -- Alex Winter

    #Movie #Return #Investment

  • Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. We are nothing, but dust and to dust we shall return. Amen.
    -- Alexander Anderson

    #Dust #Ashes #Return

  • Seeing that my words had done absolutely nothing to pull North from whatever depths he was clinging to, Owain did what came naturally. He smacked North upside the head hard enough to send him sprawling into the window. And when it seemed that North would turn around and return the favor, Owain hit him again, harder.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Return #Depth #Done

  • You can't stamp on people and not get hurt in return.
    -- Alexei Panshin

    #Hurt #People #Return

  • We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden.
    -- Alfred Austin

    #Garden #Earth #Return

  • The return makes one love the farewell.
    -- Alfred de Musset

    #Goodbye #Farewell #Return

  • There is an old joke that went around- it goes, in the beginning God made man in His own image, and since the fall, man has been seeking to return the compliment.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Fall #Men #Return

  • The return of Jesus will be personal, physical, visible and glorious.
    -- Alistair Begg

    #Jesus #Return #Glorious

  • ...the men of the Ulysses had no need to stand in shame...many had found, or were finding, that the point of no return was not necessarily the edge of the precipice: it could be the bottom of the valley, the beginning of the long climb up the far slope, and when a man had once begun that climb he never looked back to that other side.
    -- Alistair Maclean

    #Men #Long #Return

  • In death, we are not defined by what we did or who we were but by what we meant to others. How well we loved and were loved in return.
    -- Allison Pearson

    #Return #Wells

  • When I die, I will return to where I first came from. Back to the stars.
    -- Amani

    #Stars #Firsts #Return

  • We are not. We never were; we never shall be. We return to the void we never, for mehay is the center of all, and all is the center of nothing.
    -- Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

    #Void #Return

  • The source from which existing things derive their existence is also that to which they return at their destruction.
    -- Anaximander

    #Science #Return #Mystery

  • How many wars will it take us to learn that only the dead return?
    -- Andrea Gibson

    #War #Return

  • The most generous part of your philanthropy could be the time you put in to procure the same results and same outcomes and same returns you demand in business.
    -- Andrew Forrest

    #Demand #Outcomes #Return

  • Elasticsearch is all about scale for us. At Foursquare, we handle tens of millions of searches across 50 million locations each day. Elasticsearch returns real-time results, which encourages more usage and deeper engagement.
    -- Andrew Hogue

    #Real #Location #Return

  • You can return all the Christmas gifts you want, but you will never get back the time spent with your relatives.
    -- Andy Borowitz

    #Christmas #Want #Return

  • I think I have a lot of room for improvement. My serve is okay, but I need to work on a lot of things: return, transition game, backhand.
    -- Andy Roddick

    #Thinking #Games #Return

  • I used to hear a lot that all I could do was hit a serve, I couldn't volley, I can't hit a backhand, I don't return well, and then people would turn round and tell me I'm underachieving.
    -- Andy Roddick

    #People #Return #Volley

  • Do you know anyone who would - secretly, sincerely, in his innermost self - really prefer to return to childhood?
    -- Anita Desai

    #Self #Childhood #Return

  • I returned to confirm there can be no return.
    -- Anna Kamienska


  • Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Faith #Light #Return

  • Investing in early childhood nutrition is a surefire strategy. The returns are incredibly high.
    -- Anne M. Mulcahy

    #Childhood #Investing #Return

  • As you move through this leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life - and travel - leaves marks on you.
    -- Anthony Bourdain

    #Moving #Return #This Life

  • Show your love wherever you go, and enjoy love's blossoms whenever you return.
    -- Anthony D. Williams

    #Law Of Attraction #Return #Enjoy

  • We must beware of yielding to the pressure of a spirit of cowardly conformity which proclaims itself everybody's friend in the hope that everybody will obligingly return the compliment.
    -- Antonin Sertillanges

    #Pressure #Return #Spirit

  • Originality is a return to the origin.
    -- Antonio Gaudi

    #Return #Originality

  • There's always SOMEONE in support as long as he can be assured or he himself feels confident of getting, in return, SOMETHING beneficial of any sort.
    -- Anuj

    #Long #Support #Return

  • Love, like reputation, once fled, never returns more.
    -- Aphra Behn

    #Return #Reputation

  • Now, one thing I tell everyone is learn about real estate. Repeat after me: real estate provides the highest returns, the greatest values and the least risk.
    -- Armstrong Williams

    #Real #Risk #Return

  • After I die, I shall return to earth as a gatekeeper of a bordello and I won't let any of you enter.
    -- Arturo Toscanini

    #Musical #Earth #Return

  • Jackie considered his resurrection, the world's best return performance.
    -- Audrey Meadows

    #World #Return #Comeback

  • We shall return to proven ways - not because they are old, but because they are true.
    -- Barry Goldwater

    #Inspirational #Way #Return

  • Shortly after the end of last season, I felt that I probably would not return for the 1999-2000 season. I also felt that I should take as much time as possible to sort through my feelings and make sure that my feelings were backed with conviction.
    -- Barry Sanders

    #Feelings #Lasts #Return

  • As soon as the legitimate Lebanese government is convinced that the conditions have ripened and that Lebanon is able to maintain stability on its own... Then, the Syrian forces will return to their homeland.
    -- Bashar al-Assad

    #Government #Able #Return

  • I get diminishing returns when I bore myself in an interview.
    -- Ben Harper

    #Interviews #Return #Diminishing Returns

  • The day For whose returns, and many, all these pray; And so do I.
    -- Ben Jonson

    #Birthday #Return #Praying

  • I am planning to return and contest the October elections in Pakistan.
    -- Benazir Bhutto

    #Pakistan #October #Return

  • Given the right to a free ballot, the people would support my return.
    -- Benazir Bhutto

    #People #Support #Return

  • I have long feared that my sins would return to visit me.  And the cost is more than I can bear.
    -- Benjamin Martin

    #Long #Cost #Return

  • The main source of good discipline is growing up in a loving family, being loved and learning to love in return.
    -- Benjamin Spock

    #Growing Up #Discipline #Return

  • One's fantasy goes for a walk and returns with a bride.
    -- Bernard Malamud

    #Funny Marriage #Return #Fantasy

  • I accept all interpretations of my films. The only reality is before the camera. Each film I make is kind of a return to poetry for me, or at least an attempt to create a poem.
    -- Bernardo Bertolucci

    #Reality #Cameras #Return

  • This, however, is a passing nightmare; in time the earth will become again incapable of supporting life, and peace will return.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Religion #Earth #Return

  • Wilderness is harder and harder to find these days on this beautiful planet, and we're abusing our planet to the point of almost no return.
    -- Betty White

    #Beautiful #Return #Wilderness

  • Companies typically borrow money at less than their return on equity and therefore compound their return at the expense of lenders.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Return #Equity #Compounds

  • Be cautious and content with low positive returns in 2015. The time for risk taking has passed,
    -- Bill Gross

    #Risk #Return #Lows

  • We offer love to our customers. And in return, we receive the finest smiles. And even if we cannot return their affection, at least we can offer a rose.
    -- Bisco Hatori

    #Rose #Return #Affection

  • Once your soul has been enlarged by a truth, it can never return to its original size.
    -- Blaise Pascal

    #Truth #Soul #Return

  • I love to deer hunt and fish and drive down the back roads in my truck. All those things basically equal freedom to me - and not having to return that message or call from my record company or management. At some point, I need to recharge.
    -- Blake Shelton

    #Deer #Messages #Return

  • If we invest in the American people, the American people always bring this Nation a good return.
    -- Blanche Lincoln

    #People #Return

  • Everything you are seeking is seeking you in return. Therefore, everything you want is already yours. So, you don't have to get anything. It is simply a matter of becoming more aware of what you already possess.
    -- Bob Proctor

    #Want #Matter #Return

  • I have to return some videotapes
    -- Bret Easton Ellis

    #Return #Psycho

  • There's only one thing that everyone in this world has in common: whether you want to love somebody and you want to be loved in return.
    -- Brian McKnight

    #World #Want #Return

  • The more you do for others without expectation of return, the more you'll get back from the most unexpected sources.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Giving #Expectations #Return

  • Yes, I know,' interrupted Puddleglum. 'And few return to the sunlit lands. You needn't say it again. You are a chap of one idea, aren't you?
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Land #Ideas #Return

  • I'm not particularly interested in painting, per se. I'm interested in a painting that has that mysterious life to it. Anything that doesn't partake of that magic is halfway dead - it returns to its physical elements, it's just paint and canvas.
    -- Caio Fonseca

    #Magic #Elements #Return

  • One should never go back to a place one has loved; for, however, rough the going forward is, it is better than the snuffing out-of-love return.
    -- Caitlin Thomas

    #Return #Should #Rough

  • You can take away a man's gods, but only to give him others in return.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Men #Giving #Return

  • Archetypes resemble the beds of rivers: dried up because the water has deserted them, though it may return at any time. An archetype is something like an old watercourse along which the water of life flowed for a time, digging a deep channel for itself. The longer it flowed the deeper the channel, and the more likely it is that sooner or later the water will return.
    -- Carl Jung

    #Rivers #Water #Return

  • This drink has a magical power. It strengthens the weak, and revives those who have fainted. Those tired after work and physical activity can return their life forces by this drink much sooner than by nourishment. ... It works as a diuretic, an appetizer, an antitoxin.
    -- Carl Linnaeus

    #Tired #Return #Drink

  • Experience is, for me, the highest authority. The touchstone of validity is my own experience. No other person's ideas, and none of my own ideas, are as authoritative as my experience. It is to experience that I must return again and again, to discover a closer approximation to truth as it is in the process of becoming me.
    -- Carl Rogers

    #Ideas #Return #Becoming

  • In bullfighting there is a term called querencia. The querencia is the spot in the ring to which the bull returns. Each bull has a different querencia, but as the bullfight continues, and the animal becomes more threatened, it returns more and more often to his spot.As he returns to his querencia, he becomes more predictable. And so, in the end, the matador is able to kill the bull because in.
    -- Carly Fiorina

    #Animal #Able #Return

  • There is no precedent of a civilian population, displaced by a war that their leadership started and lost, claiming a right to return to territory that they failed to conquer.
    -- Caroline Glick

    #War #Territory #Return

  • Healing is, by definition, taking a process of disintegration of life and transforming into a process of return to life.
    -- Caroline Myss

    #Healing #Definitions #Return

  • Now let us return to light, safety, and society.
    -- Caroline Stevermer

    #Light #Safety #Return

  • My return to London introduced me to a wider range of society.
    -- Catherine Helen Spence

    #London #Return #Range

  • Breaking up: It's so easy to return their possessions, but so hard to get our brain cells back.
    -- Cathy Guisewite

    #Cells #Brain #Return

  • There are three stages: Thoughtless being. Thought. Return to thoughtless being.
    -- Chad Harbach

    #Three #Return #Stage

  • Every duty which is bidden to wait returns with seven fresh duties at its back.
    -- Charles Kingsley

    #Procrastination #Waiting #Return

  • When on my return to England I showed the cast of the cranium to Professor Huxley, he remarked at once that it was the most ape-like skull he had ever beheld.
    -- Charles Lyell

    #Skulls #Apes #Return

  • God's thoughts of you are many, let not yours be few in return.
    -- Charles Spurgeon

    #Return #Thoughts Of You

  • We did six records, then six movies. Now we need to do six of something else, so we get 666 - and then our master Satan can return!
    -- Cheech Marin

    #Needs #Records #Return

  • My marriage is incredibly important to me. It's the place from which I engage in the world every day, and the place to which I return every day.
    -- Chelsea Clinton

    #Important #World #Return

  • Pardon the deserter; he is weak and will return to the lesson later on.
    -- Chico Xavier

    #Lessons #Return #Weak

  • We had a great many horses, of which we gave Lewis and Clark what they needed, and they gave us guns and tobacco in return.
    -- Chief Joseph

    #Horse #Gun #Return

  • Whatever Seattle says, the great chief at Washington can rely upon with as much certainty as he can upon the return of the sun or the seasons.
    -- Chief Seattle

    #Return #Sun #Chiefs

  • To help others to develop and succeed in life is a reward itself and only has value when nothing is expected in return.
    -- Choi Hong Hi

    #Art #Helping Others #Return

  • By offering individuals ownership and control of their health care coverage, we return control to the patients; and that is exactly where it should be.
    -- Chris Chocola

    #Offering #Care #Return

  • This is the planet teeming, this place we’ve come to and will leave tomorrow, deepened for the long return but not the wedded reach, the losing touch of self to self, contented more or less and known not nearly well enough.
    -- Christopher Cokinos

    #Self #Long #Return

  • Ever since I discovered that my god given male member was going to give me no peace, I decided to give it no rest in return.
    -- Christopher Hitchens

    #Giving #Males #Return

  • Love others and as you do, that love will return to you.
    -- Clay Aiken

    #Love #Return

  • You can't find returns in investments you haven't made.
    -- Clayton Christensen

    #Return #Investment #Made

  • I've worn stilettos since I was 12, so I have abused my feet to the point of no return.
    -- Cobie Smulders

    #Feet #Return #Worn