Labyrinth quotes

  • Le lecteur, lui non plus, ne voit pas les choses du dehors. Il est dans le labyrinthe aussi. The reader [as well as the main character] does not view the work from outside. He too is in the labyrinth.
    -- Alain Robbe-Grillet

    #Character #Views #Labyrinth

  • If grammar is medicine, then Roy Clark gives us the spoonful of sugar to help it go down. A wonderful tour through the labyrinth of language.
    -- Anne Hull

    #Medicine #Giving #Labyrinth

  • Wir tappen im Labyrinth unsers Lebenswandels und im Dunkel unserer Forschungen umher: helleAugenblicke erleuchten dabei wie Blitze unsernWeg. We grope about in the labyrinth of our life and in the obscurity of our investigations; bright moments illuminate our path like flashes of lightning.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    #Labyrinth #Lightning #Obscurity

  • What a bog and labyrinth the human essence is... We are all overbrained and overemotioned.
    -- Barry Hannah

    #Essence #Labyrinth #Bogs

  • Desires, memories, fears, passions form labyrinths in which we lose and find and then lose ourselves again.
    -- Bernhard Schlink

    #Memories #Passion #Labyrinth

  • A studio is an absolute labyrinth of possibilities - this is why records take so long to make because there are millions of permutations of things you can do. The most useful thing you can do is to get rid of some of those options before you start
    -- Brian Eno

    #Long #Labyrinth #Records

  • If string theory is right, the microscopic fabric of our universe is a richly intertwined multidimensional labyrinth within which the strings of the universe endlessly twist and vibrate, rhythmically beating out the laws of the cosmos.
    -- Brian Greene

    #Law #Labyrinth #Twists

  • I can't imagine a decent maze that would be caught dead without a minotaur. It's not done! You don't go out of your house without any clothes on, and a minotaur doesn't go into the world without a labyrinth to keep him warm.
    -- Catherynne M. Valente

    #Clothes #House #Labyrinth

  • A labyrinth, when it is big enough, is just the world.
    -- Catherynne M. Valente

    #Labyrinth #World #Enough

  • For you know that I myself am a labyrinth, where one easily gets lost.
    -- Charles Perrault

    #Labyrinth #Lost

  • Meditative prayer like that we experienced in the labyrinth resonates with hearts of emerging generations.
    -- Dan Kimball

    #Prayer #Heart #Labyrinth

  • You can memorize your way through a labyrinth if it is simple enough and you have the time and urge to escape. But the learning is of no use for the next time when the exit will be differently placed.
    -- David Hawkins

    #Education #Simple #Labyrinth

  • What doubts, what hypotheses, what labyrinths of amusement, what fields of disputation, what an ocean of false learning, may be avoided by that single notion of immaterialism!
    -- George Berkeley

    #Ocean #Doubt #Labyrinth

  • There are things roaming around inside my head as clever as Theseus in the Labyrinth. It's just that nobody ever gave them the necessary piece of string, so they'll never find their way out.
    -- Geraldine McCaughrean

    #Clever #Labyrinth #Pieces

  • Poetry is the thread that leads us out of the labyrinth of despair and into the light.
    -- Gregory Orr

    #Light #Labyrinth #Despair

  • It is not logical for art to be logical. Art goes against the grain of the times as readily as it goes with it and at the very same moment. Instead of seeking the nearest exit, art responds to a new situation by uncovering a labyrinth of problems.
    -- Harold Rosenberg

    #Art #Labyrinth #Exit

  • What idiocy, to racing into this story and its labyrinths, sprinting away from our happiness among the fresh spring grasses by the oak.
    -- Ian Mcewan

    #Spring #Racing #Labyrinth

  • They don't produce anything. All they do is guide you through the labyrinth of the legal system that they created - and they keep changing it just in case you start to catch on.
    -- Ian Shoales

    #Labyrinth #Legal System #Ethics

  • The first path a human being ever travels is the path that leads out of the maternal womb. Every human being's first labyrinth is that of a woman.
    -- Jacques Attali

    #Labyrinth #Path #Firsts

  • Love is a labyrinth of misunderstandings whose way out doesn’t exist.
    -- Jacques-Alain Miller

    #Love Is #Labyrinth #Way

  • The only person who can solve the labyrinth of yourself is You.
    -- Jeremy Denk

    #Labyrinth #Solve #Persons

  • Sometimes you wish you could go back and ask your teachers again to guide you; but up there onstage, exactly where they always wanted you to be, you must simply find your way. They have given all the help they can; the only person who can solve the labyrinth of yourself is you.
    -- Jeremy Denk

    #Teacher #Labyrinth #Wish

  • I think Pans Labyrinth is genius.
    -- Joe Dante

    #Thinking #Labyrinth #Genius

  • I was born into Bolívar's labyrinth, and so I must believe in the hope of Rabelais' Great Perhaps.
    -- John Green

    #Believe #Labyrinth #Born

  • You cannot see the Grand Canyon in one view, as if it were a changeless spectacle from which a curtain might be lifted, but to see it you have to toil from month to month through its labyrinths.
    -- John Wesley Powell

    #Views #Labyrinth #Toil

  • He's complicated and complex, a labyrinth I want to lose myself in. He's my fighter, and I really want to fight to be with him.
    -- Katy Evans

    #Fighting #Labyrinth #Want

  • I stared at Jean-Claude and it wasn't the beauty of him that made me love him, it was just him. It was love made up of a thousand touches, a million conversations, a trillion shared looks. A love made up of danger shared, enemies conquered, a determination to neither of us would change the other, even if we could. I love Jean-Claude, all of him, because if I took away the Machiavellian plottings, the labyrinth of his mind, it would lessen him, make him someone else.
    -- Laurell K. Hamilton

    #Determination #Enemy #Labyrinth

  • I loved 'Pan's Labyrinth.' It transported me into another world. I like fantasy worlds; I love 'Lord of the Rings' as well, for that reason, because you really get to get out of reality and go somewhere else.
    -- Malin Akerman

    #Reality #Labyrinth #World

  • To all appearances, the artist acts like a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space, seeks his way out to a clearing.
    -- Marcel Duchamp

    #Artist #Space #Labyrinth

  • I have traveled down this path before - 'List of Seven' and 'Twin Peaks' both have thematic similarities - but 'Paladin' took me much deeper into the intuitive underground. Always bearing in mind Joseph Campbell's Rule No. 1: When entering a labyrinth, don't forget your ball of twine.
    -- Mark Frost

    #Mind #Labyrinth #Entering

  • Out of abysses of Illiteracy, Through labyrinths of Lies, Across wastelands of Disease . . . We advance Out of dead-ends of Poverty, Through wilderness of Superstition, Across barricades of Jim Crowism . . . We advance.
    -- Melvin B. Tolson

    #Lying #Labyrinth #Deceit

  • The more elaborate his labyrinths, the further from the Sun his face.
    -- Mikhail Naimy

    #Labyrinth #Faces #Sun

  • I'm a nerdy, geeky fan of' Labyrinth' and 'Dark Crystal'.
    -- Neil Patrick Harris

    #Dark #Labyrinth #Crystals

  • Everything in the world is actually connected. That means, even if we get separated, we'll never be alone
    -- Ohtaka Shinobu

    #Mean #Labyrinth #World

  • Hatred will never be erased! The only thing you can do... is erase the ones you hate. - Hakuryuu
    -- Ohtaka Shinobu

    #Hate #Hatred #Labyrinth

  • Destiny isn't something you make as you're told. By overcoming difficulties, life and this whole world can advance forward. That's what destiny is for. A world that has lost the power to advance forward, will be destroyed - Aladdin
    -- Ohtaka Shinobu

    #Destiny #Labyrinth #World

  • I had come to the conclusion a long time ago that there was no escape from the labyrinth of contradictions in which we live except by an entirely new road, unlike anything hitherto known or used by us. But where this new or forgotten road began I was unable to say. I already knew then as an undoubted fact that beyond the thin film of false reality there existed another reality from which, for some reason, something separated us. The 'miraculous' was a penetration into this unknown reality.
    -- P.D. Ouspensky

    #Reality #Long #Labyrinth

  • London is a labyrinth, half of stone and half of flesh.
    -- Peter Ackroyd

    #Labyrinth #Stones #London

  • Music is a labyrinth with no beginning and no end, full of new paths to discover, where mystery remains eternal
    -- Pierre Boulez

    #Labyrinth #Path #Mystery

  • Idolatry, then, is always polytheism, an aimless passing from one lord to another. Idolatry does not offer a journey but rather a plethora of paths leading nowhere and forming a vast labyrinth.
    -- Pope Francis

    #Journey #Labyrinth #Path

  • The Florida peninsula is, in fact, an emerging plateau, honeycombed with voids and vents, caves and underground waterways. Travelers on Interstate Highway I-75 have no idea that, beneath them, are cave labyrinths still being mapped by speleologists - 'cavers,' they prefer to be called.
    -- Randy Wayne White

    #Ideas #Florida #Labyrinth

  • For her, reading was directly linked to pleasure, not to knowledge or enigmas or constructions or verbal labyrinths…
    -- Roberto Bolano

    #Reading #Labyrinth #Construction

  • Damn it, how will I ever get out of this labyrinth
    -- Simon Bolivar

    #Labyrinth #Bedtime

  • Pan's Labyrinth works on so many levels that it seems to change shape even as you watch it. It is, at times, a joyless picture, and its pall of sadness can begin to weigh you down.
    -- Stephanie Zacharek

    #Sadness #Labyrinth #Shapes

  • There should always be in sight the draw — a kind of a beacon that draws you on through the labyrinth.
    -- Stewart Brand

    #Sight #Labyrinth #Kind

  • Sarah: That's not fair! Jareth: You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is?
    -- Terry Jones

    #Labyrinth #Wonder #Bases

  • None can comprehend eternity but the eternal God. Eternity is an ocean, whereof we shall never see the shore; it is a deep, where we can find no bottom; a labyrinth from whence we cannot extricate ourselves and where we shall never lose the door.
    -- Thomas Boston

    #Ocean #Doors #Labyrinth

  • He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.
    -- Victor Hugo

    #Morning #Time #Labyrinth

  • The life of Dumas is not only a monument of endeavour and success, it is a sort of labyrinth as well. It abounds in pseudonyms and disguises, in sudden and unexpected appearances and retreats as unexpected and sudden, in scandals and in rumours, in mysteries and traps and ambuscades of every kind.
    -- William Ernest Henley

    #Labyrinth #Scandal #Retreat

  • Private courts, Gloomy as coffins, and unsightly lanes Thrilled by some female vendor's scream, belike The very shrillest of all London cries, May then entangle our impatient steps; Conducted through those labyrinths, unawares, To privileged regions and inviolate, Where from their airy lodges studious lawyers Look out on waters, walks, and gardens green.
    -- William Wordsworth

    #Garden #Water #Labyrinth

  • Whoever has the desire to pursue philosophy correctly should look to Nature's Archetype in every matter, so that by taking up Ariadne's thread in her intricate labyrinth he may keep himself safe and secure from wrong turns and deviant paths.
    -- Athanasius Kircher

    #Philosophy #Labyrinth #Desire

  • When I use a name or place, I want to leave the reader open to the waterfall of determinacy that it may provoke. And I don't know, but I must mention the name Borges. I try to mention it in every one of my works. It's a mark, a stamp, a sort of homage to Argentinidad. But it's an homage that works through pat phrases, those stock images that populate his work: the night, labyrinths, libraries. That is, I don't want simply to pay homage to Borges, but rather the contrary: to recall his commonplaces.
    -- Sergio Chejfec

    #Night #Names #Labyrinth

  • The labyrinth literally reintroduces the experience of walking a clearly defined path. This reminds us that there is a path, a process that brings us to unity, to the center of our beings. In the simple act of walking, the soul finds solace and peace.
    -- Lauren Artress

    #Simple #Soul #Labyrinth