Unique quotes

  • Each one of us has our own evolution of life, and each one of us goes through different tests which are unique and challenging. But certain things are common. And we do learn things from each other's experience. On a spiritual journey, we all have the same destination.
    -- A. R. Rahman

    #Spiritual #Unique #Journey

  • It’s the glitches and twists, I thought, that make this universe unique and compelling. Without flaws, there would be no depth, no substance.
    -- A.M. Jenkins

    #Unique #Substance #Twists

  • He said something was unique: I like to push the limit to how much air we can put in the football, even go over what they allow you to do, and see if the officials take air out of it,
    -- Aaron Rodgers

    #Football #Unique #Air

  • You're it for me, baby. Just you. You're not going to be your mother. You're special and unique and we're going to get you help. But I will be right by your side the entire time. I'll never leave you. I swear it.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Mother #Baby #Unique

  • There are no two hours alike. Every hour is unique and the only one given at the moment, exclusive and endlessly precious. Judaism teaches us to be attached to holiness in time; to learn how to consecrate sanctuaries that emerge from the magnificent stream of a year.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Unique #Years #Two

  • I intend to set up a thousand-year Reich and anyone who supports me in this battle is a fellow-fighter for a unique spiritual-I would say divine-creation... Rudolf Hess, my assistant of many years standing, would tell you: If we have such a leader, God is with us.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Spiritual #Unique #Years

  • There is a fundamental difference between the Jewish idea of creation and that of Islam. The creation according to Islam is not a unique act in a given time but a perpetual and constant event; and God supports and sustains all existence at every moment by His will and His thought. Outside His will, outside His thought, all is nothing, even the things which seem to us absolutely self-evident such as space and time. Allah alone wishes: the Universe exists; and all manifestations are as a witness of the Divine will.
    -- Aga Khan III

    #Unique #Self #Ideas

  • Canada is today the most successful pluralist society on the face of our globe, without any doubt in my mind.... That is something unique to Canada. It is an amazing global human asset.
    -- Aga Khan IV

    #Successful #Unique #Doubt

  • Do not allow the enemy of your soul to rob you of that unique quality God has breathed into you.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Unique #Soul #Enemy

  • If you use Facebook - as I do - Facebook in all likelihood has a unique digital file of your face, one that can be as accurate as a fingerprint and that can be used to identify you in a photo of a large crowd.
    -- Al Franken

    #Unique #Crowds #Faces

  • We owe an historic debt to American Indians. They have a unique set of concerns that haven't been addressed, and I'd like to stand with them. Also, I'd like to get their views on immigration.
    -- Al Franken

    #Unique #Views #Debt

  • The recent evidence increasingly suggests that an economic expansion is already well under way, although an array of influences unique to this business cycle seems likely to moderate its speed
    -- Alan Greenspan

    #Unique #Expansion #Way

  • So one of the most unique things on screen in American movies today is everyday behavior.
    -- Alan Rudolph

    #Unique #Everyday #Today

  • Find out what my Individual Divine and Unique Power IS and offer it outwards in harmony with all life!
    -- Alan Rufus

    #Unique #Mind #Harmony

  • When a man no longer confuses himself with the definition of himself that others have given him, he is at once universal and unique. He is universal by virtue of the inseparability of his organism from the cosmos. He is unique in that he is just this organism and not any stereotype of role, class, or identity assumed for the convenience of social communication.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Communication #Unique #Men

  • The art of living... is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the mind open and wholly receptive.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Art #Unique #Past

  • For every individual is a unique manifestation of the Whole, as every branch is a particular outreaching of the tree. To manifest individuality, every branch must have a sensitive connection with the tree, just as our independently moving and differentiated fingers must have a sensitive connection with the whole body. The point, which can hardly be repeated too often, is that differentiation is not separation.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Moving #Unique #Tree

  • The good news is that we are Buddha. The bad news is that all beings are Buddha. The sickness of being human is the sickness of wanting to be unique.
    -- Albert Low

    #Unique #News #Sickness

  • December 21, 2012 represents a unique opportunity for renaissance, renewal and reinvention that people have waited for for centuries.
    -- Alberto Villoldo

    #Opportunity #Unique #People

  • In the course of evolution nature has gone to endless trouble to see that every individual is unlike every other individual....Physically and mentally, each one of us is unique. Any culture which, in the interests of efficiency or in the name of some political or religious dogma, seeks to standardize the human individual, commits an outrage against man's biological nature.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Religious #Unique #Men

  • Man is unique in organizing the mass murder of his own species.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #War #Men #Unique

  • Playing Unique hasn’t changed how I feel about myself, but it has changed how I hold myself. Unique is so confident that I found myself [saying], ‘You need to be the role model that your character intends you to be.’
    -- Alex Newell

    #Character #Unique #Role Models

  • Mathematics is pure language - the language of science. It is unique among languages in its ability to provide precise expression for every thought or concept that can be formulated in its terms.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Unique #Expression #Language

  • The virtue of dress rehearsals is that they are a free show for a select group of artists and friends of the author, and where for one unique evening the audience is almost expurgated of idiots.
    -- Alfred Jarry

    #Unique #Artist #Rehearsal

  • The relationship with the words someone uses is more intimate and integrated than just a quick read and a blurb can ever be. This intimacy - the words on the page being sent back and forth from engaged editor to open author - is unique in my experience.
    -- Alice Sebold

    #Unique #Editors #Use

  • By living up to their calling, women will succeed in guaranteeing a proper recognition of the unique value of femininity and its crucial mission in the world.
    -- Alice von Hildebrand

    #Unique #Calling #World

  • I am not interested in being a role model, or in fulfilling the expectations of others. I know I am of most use to others and to myself by being this unique self: Nature, I have noticed, is not particularly devoted to copies, and human beings needn't be either.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Unique #Self #Role Models

  • The work of Jana Harris is unique in American writing. She has always had a voice of true grit—sometimes harsh, sometimes funny, always close to the bone, tart, and indomitable.
    -- Alicia Ostriker

    #Writing #Unique #Voice

  • Paint right into the darkness. While painting in these conditions the mind shifts gears, engaging the unconscious. Unique 'insights' happen in the dark.
    -- Allison Mackie

    #Dark #Unique #Mind

  • Every single person is unlike anyone else. Therefore, in creating a portrait of someone... we must look carefully to catch that particular unique quality. In fact, we can neglect nothing because everything we select or do sends a message to the observer...
    -- Alton Tobey

    #Unique #Creating #Quality

  • Contemplating Christmas when you are isolated and far from home brings its own unique pain.
    -- Amanda Lindhout

    #Pain #Home #Unique

  • The identity cannot be compartmentalized; it cannot be split in halves or thirds, nor have any clearly defined set of boundaries. I do not have several identities, I only have one, made of all the elements that have shaped its unique proportions.
    -- Amin Maalouf

    #Unique #Identity #Elements

  • It's nothing really. It's the unique presentation that makes me look good in the action scenes. Why did I dare do them? That's a funny question! Why do I act? Why do I breathe!
    -- Amitabh Bachchan

    #Unique #Looks #Action

  • How we absorb music is unique. I know what I do. When I'm listening to music, I tend to find myself in a song. That's what really makes you connect is if you feel what that song is saying.
    -- Amy Grant

    #Song #Unique #Listening

  • There is a unique energy surrounding the Boston Marathon that you can't help but feel. It includes every runner and every person along the course. It brings every person there together as one.
    -- Amy Hastings

    #Athlete #Unique #Boston

  • I design a lot of things that I wear onstage, but I'm always looking for unique stuff. I like creative things, so anything I can find at a secondhand costume shop to a Helmut Lang store, it doesn't matter - just unique stuff.
    -- Amy Lee

    #Unique #Design #Creative

  • When we embrace the things that make us unique, our true and remarkable capabilities are revealed
    -- Amy Purdy

    #Unique #Embrace #Remarkable

  • When one is pretending, the entire body revolts.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Being Yourself #Acceptance #Unique

  • I say quotations are literary. They are good only when dealing with ideas, not with experience. Experience should be pure, unique.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Unique #Ideas #Should

  • I prefer empty cages, Sabina, until I find a unique bird I once saw in my dreams.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Dream #Unique #Bird

  • Over and above the various prejudices I acknowledge, the affinities I feel, the attractions I succumb to, the events which occur to me and to me alone- over and above a sum of movements I am conscious of making, of emotions I alone experience- I strive, in relation to other men, to discover the nature, if not the necessity, of my difference from them. Is it not precisely to the degree I become conscious of this difference that I shall recognize what I alone have been put on this earth to do, what unique message I alone may bear, so that I alone can answer for its fate?
    -- Andre Breton

    #Fate #Unique #Men

  • Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys.
    -- Andre Gide

    #Unique #Joy #Preparation

  • Like Hillary Clinton before her, Mrs. Obama has always been a working woman. She is a lawyer turned hospital administrator turned political right hand. It is a unique resume.
    -- Andre Leon Talley

    #Unique #Hands #Political

  • The game in beauty is changing so much, if your product isn't high tech or can't make a unique performance claim - plump your lips, reduce your lines, look glossy, and stay on for 24 hours - you can't go to market today. I'm not just talking about a $20 lipstick, but a $5 lipstick!
    -- Andrea Jung

    #Unique #Talking #Games

  • Avon is a unique place to work; we've got family-friendly policies. We have more senior women in high-level management than any other company; 46 percent of our officers are women.
    -- Andrea Jung

    #Senior #Unique #Friendly

  • AN ARTISTIC DISCOVERY OCCURS EACH TIME AS A NEW AND UNIQUE IMAGE OF THE WORLD, A HIEROGLYPHIC OF ABSOLUTE TRUTH. IT APPEARS AS A REVELATION, AS A MOMENTARY, PASSIONATE WISH TO GRASP INTUITIVELY AND AT A STROKE ALL THE LAWS OF THIS WORLD-ITS BEAUTY AND UGLINESS, ITS COMPASSION AND CRUELTY, ITS INFINITY AND ITS LIMITATIONS.
    -- Andrei Tarkovsky

    #Art #Unique #Compassion

  • There's no quit in our family. Our dad was the chief proponent of that. [On the set] we were constantly telling each other, Stay true to the story, we know that we love each other, keep communication open. We knew how unique this was-you're doing a movie that really could be put out there all over the world, and you're telling this personal story about your family.
    -- Andrew Shue

    #Dad #Communication #Unique

  • I was also reminded of one of the unique charms of NYC in the summer: vast piles of rotting garbage piled on the sidewalks, with that sweet yet nauseating smell of decomposing groceries sitting in the humid fetid air, and rancid food juices oozing over the sticky sidewalks. With my windows open to counter the stuffiness, I could occasionally catch a whiff of the stench outside. People actually like living in this chaotic, fetid monument to incompetence? Beats me.
    -- Andrew Sullivan

    #Summer #Sweet #Unique

  • Festivals are unique. They can be the best of times or the worst. You're not playing to the converted. But those are the best shows - to see if you can make new friends and entertain them.
    -- Andrew W.K.

    #Unique #Festivals #New Friends

  • Like Sylvia Plath, Natalie Jeanne Champagne invites you so close to the pain and agony of her life of mental illness and addiction, which leaves you gasping from shock and laughing moments later: this is both the beauty and unique nature of her storytelling. With brilliance and courage, the author's brave and candid chronicle travels where no other memoir about mental illness and addiction has gone before. The Third Sunrise is an incredible triumph and Natalie Jeanne Champagne is without a doubt the most important new voice in this genre.
    -- Andy Behrman

    #Pain #Unique #Agony

  • I developed some unique software to public it on the web that I call the Folklore Project.
    -- Andy Hertzfeld

    #Unique #Projects #Software

  • We do not go to bed in single pairs; even if we choose not to refer to them, we still drag there with us the cultural impedimenta of our social class, our parents' lives, our bank balances, our sexual and emotional expectations, our whole biographies-all the bits and pieces of our unique existences.
    -- Angela Carter

    #Life #Unique #Emotional

  • We're at unique point in history where the things that we are building are going to significantly impact our social, political, economical, and personal lives.
    -- Anita Borg

    #Unique #Impact #Political

  • I detach myself from preconceived outcomes and trust that all is well. Being myself allows the wholeness of my unique magnificience to draw me in those directions most beneficial to me and to all others. This is really the only thing I have to do. And within that framework, everything that is truly mine comes into my life effortlessly, in the most magical and unexpected ways imaginable, demonstrating every day the power and love of who I truly am.
    -- Anita Moorjani

    #Unique #And Love #Outcomes

  • We are not known by our bank balances or who our parents are. It is ultimately we who have to prove ourselves. It is not important to own a particular brand of car. But we should be a brand in ourselves. Each of us is unique.
    -- Anita Ratnam

    #Character #Unique #Car

  • Each love is unique. Special. Giving to one never takes away from another.
    -- Ann Aguirre

    #Unique #Love Is #Giving

  • I think pants have unique qualities, especially in a woman’s life. Whatever bodily insecurities we have, we seem to take out on our pants.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Unique #Thinking #Insecurity

  • The colored woman of to-day occupies, one may say, a unique position in this country. In a period of itself transitional and unsettled, her status seems one of the least ascertainable and definitive of all the forces which make for our civilization. She is confronted by both a woman question and a race problem ...
    -- Anna Julia Cooper

    #Country #Unique #Race

  • College is such a unique time because you're learning a little bit how to be an adult. You're learning how to take care of yourself without parental influence, and you're exposed to so many great minds. I feel like I didn't even know how to think until I got to college.
    -- Anne Hathaway

    #Unique #College #Thinking

  • The sacred cannot be precisely defined. Each of us perceives it through the lens of a unique personal history. For me, sacredness is an experience of the inner radiance of life, the unseen force that transforms and nourishes the physical world but is never limited by it. There is something more to it, a mystery that is never totally grasped.
    -- Anthony Lawlor

    #Unique #Unseen #Lenses

  • One game, one pitch can change everything for a hitter. The way I like to approach it is that every at-bat is its own unique opportunity to go out there and do something really good.
    -- Anthony Rizzo

    #Unique #Opportunity #Games

  • But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world.
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Unique #Needs #World

  • I am looking for friends. What does that mean -- tame?" "It is an act too often neglected," said the fox. "It means to establish ties." "To establish ties?" "Just that," said the fox. "To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world....
    -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    #Mean #Boys #Unique

  • I do not work within the confines of any realm. I work in the unique moment of duration.
    -- Antonin Artaud

    #Unique #Duration #Moments

  • Be YOU. Don't be someone else. YOU are a unique individual. Be proud... rock it loud.
    -- Apolo Ohno

    #Positivity #Unique #Rocks

  • Only a few years ago did it suddenly dawn on me that my existential fear regarding my nation’s future and my moral outrage regarding my nation’s occupation policy are not unconnected. On the one hand, Israel is the only nation in the West that is occupying another people. On the other hand, Israel is the only nation in the West that is existentially threatened. Both occupation and intimidation make the Israeli condition unique. Intimidation and occupation have become the two pillars of our condition.
    -- Ari Shavit

    #Unique #Israel #Hands

  • At the end of the day, there is no doubt that the unique spirit embodied by this country has worked, not just to make the world safer, but to make it better.
    -- Armstrong Williams

    #Country #Unique #Doubt

  • Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe which was created out of nothing, and delicately balanced to provide exactly the conditions required to support life. In the absence of an absurdly improbable accident, the observations of modern science seem to suggest an underlying, one might say, supernatural plan.
    -- Arno Allan Penzias

    #Unique #Support #Atheism

  • My name is Arsenio. That's a very unique name for a black man. In Greek, it means Leroy.
    -- Arsenio Hall

    #Mean #Men #Unique

  • What are you going to do to preserve a tradition that is the peculiar and unique culture that Judaism inculcates? The American Jewish community is not going to survive by lining up against its common enemy.
    -- Arthur Hertzberg

    #Unique #Community #Enemy

  • No man is an island- he is a holon. A Janus-faced entity who, looking inward, sees himself as a self-contained unique whole, looking outward as a dependent part. His self-assertive tendency is the dynamic manifestation of his unique wholeness, his autonomy and independence as a holon. Its equally universal antagonist, the integrative tendency, expresses his dependence on the larger whole to which he belongs: his 'part-ness.'.
    -- Arthur Koestler

    #Unique #Men #Islands

  • To read a book is to hold an entire world in the palm of your hand. That world is unique to you; no two readers can ever inhabit the same world
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Book #Unique #Hands

  • The sonatas of Mozart are unique; they are too easy for children, and too difficult for artists.
    -- Artur Schnabel

    #Children #Artist #Unique

  • Being unique is what's cool. Normal? What's normal? A setting on a washing machine. No one wants to be that.
    -- Ashley Purdy

    #Unique #Machines #Want

  • People leave imprints on our lives, shaping who we become in much the same way that a symbol is pressed into the page of a book to tell you who it comes from. Dogs, however, leave paw prints on our lives and our souls, which are as unique as fingerprints in every way.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Dog #Book #Unique

  • The only unique contribution you can offer the world is to be who you actually are and no one else.
    -- Ashly Lorenzana

    #Unique #World #Contribution

  • The power of a handwritten letter is greater than ever. It's personal and deliberate and means more than an e-mail or text ever will. It has a unique scent. It requires deciphering. But, most important, it's flawed.
    -- Ashton Kutcher

    #Mean #Unique #Important

  • The UN's unique legitimacy flows from a universal perception that it pursues a larger purpose than the interests of one country or a small group of countries.
    -- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    #Country #Unique #Perception

  • When you scan the globe's hot spots, every civil war and massacre, every act of terror and every clash between states has its unique local circumstances.
    -- Atifete Jahjaga

    #War #Unique #Hot

  • I don't believe in the concept of a soul mate. Because we are all unique, but we're also simply too similar.
    -- Augusten Burroughs

    #Believe #Unique #Soul

  • The revolution taught me not to be consoled by other people's miseries, not to feel thankful because so many others had suffered more. Pain and loss, like love and joy, are unique and personal; they cannot be modified by comparison to others.
    -- Azar Nafisi

    #Pain #Loss #Unique

  • Everybody is unique. Compare not yourself with anybody else lest you spoil God's curriculum.
    -- Baal Shem Tov

    #Self Esteem #Unique #Curriculum

  • There is no wilderness like a life without friends; friendship multiplies blessings and minimizes misfortunes; it is a unique remedy against adversity, and it soothes the soul.
    -- Baltasar Gracian

    #Adversity #Blessing #Unique

  • No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.
    -- Barbara De Angelis

    #Courage #Unique #Special

  • It is inherent in human consciousness to improve. So there is nothing unique about a people searching for and creating ways to make their life better - all civilizations throughout history have done this. What is unique about us in America is the accelerated rate at which we continually search for novelty and progress.
    -- Barbara De Angelis

    #Unique #Civilization #Creating

  • I think that's going to be an issue: Whether or not voters are going to get more of the same in a Clinton candidacy or whether she really is something unique and has something to offer apart from her husband.
    -- Barbara Olson

    #Husband #Unique #Thinking

  • Everyone has unique gifts and talents. What you love is what you're gifted at. To be completely happy, to live a completely fulfilled life, you have to do what you love.
    -- Barbara Sher

    #Happiness #Unique #Love Is

  • What you love is as unique to you as your fingerprints. You need to know that because nothing will make you really happy but doing what you love.
    -- Barbara Sher

    #Happiness #Unique #Love Is

  • Black women, whose experience is unique, are seldom recognized as a particular social-cultural entity and are seldom thought to be important enough for serious scholarly consideration.
    -- Barbara Smith

    #Unique #Black #Important

  • This is a wonderful book, unique and engaging. Diaconis and Graham manage to convey the awe and marvels of mathematics, and of magic tricks, especially those that depend fundamentally on mathematical ideas. They range over many delicious topics, giving us an enchanting personal view of the history and practice of magic, of mathematics, and of the fascinating connection between the two cultures. Magical Mathematics will have an utterly devoted readership.
    -- Barry Mazur

    #Book #Unique #Practice

  • With childhood comes a brief grace period of ignorant bliss -- when you're not aware of the pain around you. That is the most special, truly unique time. It is the core of adult lament.
    -- Barry Privett

    #Pain #Unique #Childhood

  • Like so many of the current Chelsea team, Zola is unique.
    -- Barry Venison

    #Team #Unique #Zola

  • Athletic competition clearly defines the unique power of our attitude.
    -- Bart Starr

    #Football #Attitude #Unique

  • To be a great artist, you need to know yourself as best as you possibly can. I live my life and delve into my own psyche. Its more about exploring how I feel rather than making pale imitations of something that came before. We are unique beings, and the way we look at things is our own.
    -- Bat for Lashes

    #Artist #Unique #Needs

  • You can't help but be creative, we all are unique beings and have a unique story to tell from different walks of life.
    -- Bebe

    #Unique #Dancer #Creative

  • This was the very purpose of creation that each unique, individual being should participate in its own way in the divine Being, should realize its eternal 'idea' in God, should 'become' God by participation, God expressing himself through that unique being.
    -- Bede Griffiths

    #Spiritual #Unique #Ideas

  • Our time here is magic! It's the only space you have to realize whatever it is that is beautiful, whatever is true, whatever is great, whatever is potential, whatever is rare, whatever is unique, in. It's the only space.
    -- Ben Okri

    #Beautiful #Unique #Space

  • I think, there are many people who are much smarter than I am, and many, many, many who are much harder-working than I am, but in terms of the range of my activities, they're unique.
    -- Ben Stein

    #Unique #Thinking #People

  • Every man and woman is born into the world to do something unique and something distinctive and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done.
    -- Benjamin E. Mays

    #Unique #Men #Doe

  • I believe everyone is born into the world to do something unique and distinctive.
    -- Benjamin E. Mays

    #Life #Believe #Unique