Taken quotes

  • The artist draws a picture of a rose very nicely with all attention and artistic sense, and yet it does not become as perfect as the real rose. If that is the real fact, how can we say that the real rose has taken its shape without Intelligence behind the beauty?
    -- A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

    #Real #Taken #Artist

  • In Jesus Christ on the Cross, there is refuge; there is safety; there is shelter; and all the power of sin upon our track cannot reach us when we have taken shelter under the Cross that atones for our sins.
    -- A. C. Dixon

    #Jesus #Taken #Track

  • The science of booby-trapping has taken a good deal of the fun out of following hot on the enemy's heels.
    -- A. J. Liebling

    #Fun #Taken #Enemy

  • If a poem is each time new, then it is necessarily an act of discovery, a chance taken, a chance that may lead to fulfillment or disaster
    -- A. R. Ammons

    #Taken #Discovery #May

  • Thats a wonderful change thats taken place, and so most poetry today is published, if not directly by the person, certainly by the enterprise of the poet himself, working with his friends.
    -- A. R. Ammons

    #Taken #Today #Wonderful

  • Everything. I have done everything you wanted...You asked that the child be taken. I took him. You cowered before me. I was frightening...I have reordered time...I have turned the world upside down...And I have done it all for you. I am exhausted from living up to your expectations.
    -- A.C.H. Smith

    #Children #Taken #Expectations

  • Sarah took a deep breath and set off along the passageway again. A clump of lichen on the gatepost opened its eyes and watched her go. The eyes, on tendrils, had an anxious look, and when she had gone some distance away the clump, swiveling its eyes toward each other, commenced to gossip among itself. Most of it disapproved of the direction she had taken. You could tell that from the way the eyes looked meaningfully into each other. Lichen knows about directions.
    -- A.C.H. Smith

    #Distance #Taken #Eye

  • I want to leave my readers with a sequence of ideas/phrases that makes them question something they'd taken for granted. Or that confuses them to the point that they laugh, but contains one or two phrases/lines that stick in their minds.
    -- Aaron Belz

    #Taken #Ideas #Two

  • Only recently serious research into the relationship between photography and art has taken place. Why has it been so long in coming ? In some respects historical research is analogous with that of science. The bringing to light of factual material and the development of ideas is to a large extent cumulative. But when artists themselves were, from about 1910, beginning to tear down the bastions protecting Art in its ivory tower, questioning the idea of Art with a capital 'A', photography was inevitably to assume a new stature both in the eyes of artists and the public, too.
    -- Aaron Scharf

    #Photography #Art #Taken

  • Producing a photographic document involves preparation in excess. There is first the examination of the idea of the project. Then the visits to the scene, the casual conversations, and more formal interviews - talking, and listening, and looking, looking. ... And finally, the pictures themselves, each one planned, talked, taken and examined in terms of the whole.
    -- Aaron Siskind

    #Photography #Taken #Talking

  • I was given a small camera as a wedding gift from a very dear friend. My first pictures were taken on my honeymoon. As soon as I became familiar with the camera, I was intrigued with the possibilities of expression it offered. It was like a discovery for me.
    -- Aaron Siskind

    #Photography #Taken #Discovery

  • President Bartlet: There's a delegation of cardiologists having their pictures taken in the Blue Room. You wouldn't think you could find a group of people more arrogant than the fifteen of us, but there they are, right upstairs in the Blue Room.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Taken #Thinking #Blue

  • Do not be fooled by your youthful appearance for very soon it would be taken away from you.
    -- Abdul-Qadir Gilani

    #Taken #Islamic #Would Be

  • People say that slaves were taken from Africa. This is not true: People were taken from Africa, among them healers and priests, and were made into slaves.
    -- Abdullah Ibrahim

    #Taken #People #Slave

  • The fact is that comedy is actually too serious to be taken seriously. It may be that comedy touches such deep emotions that people feel better if they can just dismiss it as trivial. Just take a big belly laugh. I have watched people laughing, and for a moment they look-and are-absolutely helpless. Vulnerability. You can be assaulted while you are laughing.
    -- Abe Burrows

    #Taken #Feel Better #Laughing

  • First steps are always the hardest but until they are taken the notion of progress remains only a notion and not an achievement.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Taken #Achievement #Progress

  • As a nation, we began by declaring that 'all men are created equal.' We now practically read it 'all men are created equal, except negroes.' When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read 'all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners, and Catholics.' When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty – to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Country #Freedom #Taken

  • In America, we have always taken it as an article of faith that we 'battle' cancer; we attack it with knives, we poison it with chemotherapy or we blast it with radiation. If we are fortunate, we 'beat' the cancer. If not, we are posthumously praised for having 'succumbed after a long battle.'
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Cancer #Taken #Knives

  • Modern medicine is not scientific, it is full of prejudice, illogic and susceptible to advertising. Doctors are not taught to reason, they are programmed to believe in whatever their medical schools teach them and the leading doctors tell them. Over the past 20 years the drug companies, with their enormous wealth, have taken medicine over and now control its research, what is taught and the information released to the public.
    -- Abram Hoffer

    #Believe #Taken #School

  • Art is too serious to be taken seriously.
    -- Ad Reinhardt

    #Art #Taken #Serious

  • Each of the bracelets I wear is from a long trip I've taken. One is from Nicaragua. One is from Nepal. One is from Guatemala. One is from Laos. They don't come off. I walk into a lot of very high-level boardrooms now, and I present to distinguished conferences, but these bracelets remind me of the places I've been and the people I've met.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Taken #Long #People

  • The biggest risk I've ever taken is going on American Idol and trying to be myself. I wasn't going to try too hard to conform, and I knew that it could possibly not work out.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Taken #Idols #Work Out

  • I knew that it was my only shot to be taken seriously in the recording industry, because it's fast and broad.
    -- Adam Lambert

    #Taken #Broads #Shots

  • Unless action is taken soon - unless we can display the same vision of that earlier period - we will lose the treasure of California's open space and environmental beauty.
    -- Adam Schiff

    #Taken #Space #California

  • Christianity is a rebellion against natural law, a protest against nature. Taken to its logical extreme, Christianity would mean the systematic cultivation of the human failure.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Taken #Mean #Law

  • Let us never forget the duty, which we have taken upon us
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Military #Taken #Never Forget

  • The folkish state must not adjust its entire educational work primarily to the inoculation of mere knowledge, but to the breeding of absolutely healthy bodies. The training of mental abilities is only secondary. And here again, first place must be taken by the development of character, especially the promotion of will-power and determination, combined with the training of joy in responsibility, and only in last place comes scientific schooling.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Education #Determination #Taken

  • Providence has ordained that I should be the greatest liberator of humanity. I am freeing man from the restraints of an intelligence that has taken charge, from the dirty and degrading self-mortification of a false vision called conscience and morality, and from the demands of a freedom and independence which only a very few can bear.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Dirty #Taken #Men

  • When you have His joy in your heart, it doesn't necessarily mean your pain or hurt will be taken away. It means you'll be able to bear it.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Hurt #Pain #Taken

  • All the things I thought I was - simple and plain and sometime funny - are very small words. They do not begin to describe me. They do not begin to express what is inside of me. I have value, and I have worth. I cannot be replaced like old shoes or taken for granted like tap water.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Taken #Simple #Shoes

  • What puzzles most of us are the things which have been left in the movies rather than the things which have been taken out.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Taken #Cinema #Puzzles

  • The Hamas has taken the path of avoiding causing harm to Zionist interests outside of Palestine, not from weakness or lack of ability to do so, but because Hamas does not wish for further fronts to be opened against it around the world
    -- Ahmed Yassin

    #Taken #Wish #World

  • When dawn comes, that memory gradually distances...Tonight, I will bring it to sleep with me, so that will not be taken away by the waves of the night...
    -- Ai Yazawa

    #Memories #Distance #Taken

  • I've always believed it's important to make the invisible visible. And valuing that which has been taken for granted is something that I've always instinctually known is the key to the kind of society I want to live in and raise my children in.
    -- Ai-jen Poo

    #Children #Taken #Keys

  • I felt the crumpled paper that had taken the place of my lungs expand as if released from a fist.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Taken #Paper #Fists

  • Some people are afraid of generosity. They feel they will be taken advantage of or oppressed. In cultivating generosity, we are only oppressing our greed and attachment. This allows our true nature to come out and become lighter and freer.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Nature #Taken #Attachment

  • When every piece of furniture and your underwear are taken by the bank, when you lose your house in Florida, in New York, in Amsterdam and L.A., when your wife is dying and your son abandons you, you don't feel very good.
    -- Al Goldstein

    #New York #Taken #Son

  • We Americans write our own history. And the chapters of which we're proudest are the ones where we had the courage to change. Time and again, Americans have seen the need for change, and have taken the initiative to bring that change to life.
    -- Al Gore

    #Taken #Writing #Needs

  • The Miami Dolphins have to be taken seriously. Here's a team that seems to be jelling.
    -- Al Michaels

    #Team #Taken #Dolphins

  • A collection of errors does not make a truth: quality cannot stem from quantity – a value is not a weight. The reasons of the majority cannot be taken as good reasons.
    -- Alain de Benoist

    #Taken #Errors #Quality

  • Not being understood may be taken as a sign that there is much in one to understand.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Wisdom #Taken #Acceptance

  • It is this idea 'decency' should be attached to wealth -and 'indecency'' to poverty - that forms the core of one strand of skeptical complaint against the modern status-ideal. Why should failure to make money be taken as a sign of an unconditionally flawed human being rather than of a fiasco in one particular area if the far larger, more multifaceted, project of leading a good life? Why should both wealth and poverty be read as the predominant guides to an individual's morals ?
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Good Life #Taken #Ideas

  • Would you like to be a brilliant conversationalist? Just give your natural enthusiasm free reign and say whatever comes into your head. Your rashness will be taken for extraordinary courage.
    -- Alain-Rene Lesage

    #Taken #Giving #Enthusiasm

  • TV has taken reflection out of the human condition. People didn't use to have a ready answer for everything, whether they knew something about it or not. People think they have to have an answer for everything because the guys on TV have an answer for everything. But it's bullsh**t! Reflection is crucial.
    -- Alan Arkin

    #Taken #Reflection #Thinking

  • The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Taken #Reading #Book

  • It seems to me the mark of a civilized society that certain privileges should be taken for granted such as education, health care and the safety to walk the streets.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Taken #Civilization #Safety

  • Polls are frequently taken to try to tease out or determine likely directions and trends, but once taken, they belong to the past, requiring that new polls be taken.
    -- Alan Dundes

    #Taken #Past #Trying

  • George had taken off all ten of his fingers and tied them into a bundle with what appeared to be either his own small intestines, or a guitar string; as I walked into the room, he lovingly placed the bundle on his head.
    -- Alan Goldsher

    #Taken #Guitar #Rooms

  • A conservative party that reshapes its self-presentation according to the suggestions of the liberal media, of course, may very well get what such lack of courage deserves. Having been told by their opponents for years that the key to Republican victory was a softening of the message and more smiles, Republicans have now apparently taken a big dose of this medicine. One might counsel more caution in accepting medicine from one's enemies.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Party #Taken #Keys

  • I've taken a philosophical position on e-mail. Although I think it's a wonderful communication technology, and it has a lot of good uses, it is abused quite a lot.
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Communication #Philosophical #Taken

  • I was kind of a selfish child, who always wanted things his way, and I've kind of taken that over into my relationship with the world.
    -- Alan Moore

    #Children #Selfish #Taken

  • 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

  • No sin which we are capable of committing has ever taken God by surprise for He knew we were just like that.
    -- Alan Redpath

    #Taken #Sin #Surprise

  • But when no risk is taken there is no freedom. It is thus that, in an industrial society, the plethora of laws made for our personal safety convert the land into a nursery, and policemen hired to protect us become selfserving busybodies.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Taken #Law #Land

  • Ageism works in both directions. As a teenager in the public eye, people would talk condescendingly to me. When you get older there's this feeling that you have to start carving up your face and body. Right now I'm in the middle ground - I think women in their thirties are taken seriously.
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Teenager #Taken #Eye

  • The bad news for journalists today is that the media, however seriously people who are in the public eye take it, is not taken as seriously as it once was - by the public.
    -- Alastair Campbell

    #Taken #Eye #Media

  • By asking the question 'Am I happy?,' and via the answer setting out what I mean by happiness, there is a political route that can be taken, by asking another question - 'Can politics deliver happiness, and should it try?
    -- Alastair Campbell

    #Happiness #Taken #Mean

  • I've always been the king of silence. I've always been a minimalist comedian. I've taken my influence from Jack Benny, who was the king of that I've always done 'less is more.'
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Kings #Taken #Silence

  • In this respect, our townsfolk were like everybody else, wrapped up in themselves; in other words, they were humanists: they disbelieved in pestilences. A pestilence isn't a thing made to man's measure; therefore we tell ourselves that pestilence is a mere bogy of the mind, a bad dream that will pass away. But it doesn't always pass away and, from one bad dream to another, it is men who pass away, and the humanists first of all, because they have taken no precautions.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Dream #Taken #Men

  • For the first time in a long time I thought about Maman. I felt as if I understood why at the end of her life she had taken a 'fiancé,' why she had played at beginning again. Even there, in that home where lives were fading out, evening was a kind of wistful respite. So close to death, Maman must have felt free then and ready to live it all again. Nobody, nobody had the right to cry over her. And I felt ready to live it all again too.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Taken #Home #Long

  • A man wants to earn money in order to be happy, and his whole effort and the best of a life are devoted to the earning of that money. Happiness is forgotten; the means are taken for the end.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Happiness #Money #Taken

  • Successful living does not mean accumulating material things, it means inner peace of mind; it means that gift of being able to adjust oneself to everyone else; it also means that all your needs for daily living will be taken care of by God.
    -- Albert E Cliffe

    #Life #Taken #Mean

  • The main characteristic of Nature's farming can therefore be summed up in a few words. Mother earth never attempts to farm without live stock; she always raises mixed crops; great pains are taken to preserve the soil and to prevent erosion; the mixed vegetable and animal wastes are converted into humus; there is no waste; the processes of growth and the processes of decay balance one another; ample provision is made to maintain large reserves of fertility; the greatest care is taken to store the rainfall; both plants and animals are left to protect themselves against disease.
    -- Albert Howard

    #Mother #Pain #Taken

  • Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Cheating #Taken #Sunday

  • The universe is a Divine thought that has taken form.
    -- Alberto Villoldo

    #Taken #Divine #Form

  • No single man can be taken as a model for a perfect figure, for no man lives on earth who is endowed with the whole of beauty.
    -- Albrecht Durer

    #Taken #Men #Perfect

  • There will be in the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy it.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Taken #People #Tears

  • There are few who would not rather be taken in adultery than in provocation.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Marriage #Taken #Adultery

  • Every gain made by individuals or societies is almost instantly taken for granted. The luminous ceiling toward which we raise our longing eyes becomes, when we have climbed to the next floor, a stretch of disregarded linoleum beneath our feet.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Taken #Eye #Feet

  • Every gain made by individuals or society is almost instantly taken for granted.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Taken #Progress #Gains

  • There's less critical thinking going on in this country on a Main Street level - forget about the media - than ever before. We've never needed people to think more critically than now, and they've taken a big nap.
    -- Alec Baldwin

    #Country #Taken #Thinking

  • This complaining rambling rubbish is the substitute which has taken the place of love.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Taken #Complaining #Rambling

  • At what point, then, should one resist? When one's belt is taken away? When one is ordered to face into a corner? When one crosses the threshold of one's home? An arrest consists of a series of incidental irrelevancies, of a multitude of things that do not matter, and there seems no point in arguing about one of them individually...and yet all these incidental irrelevancies taken together implacably constitute the arrest.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Taken #Home #Together

  • It was my view that the catastrophe. . . . could have been avoided if Vasilevsky had taken the position he should have. He could have taken a different position. . . . but he didn't do that, and as a result, in my view, he had a hand in the destruction of thousands of Red Army fighters in the Kharkov campaign.
    -- Aleksandr Vasilevsky

    #Taken #Army #Views

  • There are four things that make a man fight as you just did," the duke explained to Rumbold. "Love, despair, anger, or insanity." Erik counted them off on his fingers. "Everything to lose, nothing to lose, someone's taken it, or you've lost it.
    -- Alethea Kontis

    #Taken #Fighting #Men

  • Everything to lose, nothing to lose, someone's taken it, or you've lost it.
    -- Alethea Kontis

    #Taken #Nothing To Lose #Lost

  • My death will be caused by morphine, which I have deliberately taken with suicidal intent.
    -- Alex Campbell

    #Suicide #Taken #Suicidal

  • Look at me – it's taken 10 years off me today. It's these tablets, they're great!
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Taken #Years #Looks

  • Each of my books took roughly one and a half years to write. Some may have taken a shorter time to write the draft and a longer time to revise, while others were the opposite.
    -- Alex Flinn

    #Book #Taken #Writing

  • A great number of soundings, mainly along the continental slope of the New England States were also taken by the vessels of the United States Fish Commission. Important soundings were made by the United States Fish Commission steamer ALBATROSS in the Caribbean, during the winter of 1883-1884.
    -- Alexander Agassiz

    #Ocean #Taken #Winter

  • You don't have friends in here, you'll soon come to understand that. You get attached to someone, then you'll just lose them. They'll get shanked or they'll jump or they'll be taken one night.
    -- Alexander Gordon Smith

    #Taken #Night

  • The great thing about Weeds is that everything we do is never quite serious enough to be taken seriously. It always has humor behind it, and it think it makes it definitely more fun for the audience.
    -- Alexander Gould

    #Weed #Fun #Taken

  • I mean that at least 80% of the Russian people feel destitute. It's the people who had their past and future taken from them - they don't get paid - many of them face a wall. They have nowhere to go.
    -- Alexander Lebed

    #Wall #Taken #Mean

  • I want to take some quite incredible photographs that have never been taken before... pictures which are simple and complex at the same time, which will amaze and overwhelm people ... I must achieve this so that photography can begin to be considered a form of art.
    -- Alexander Rodchenko

    #Photography #Art #Taken

  • Don’t try to capture a man in one synthetic portrait, but rather in lots of snapshots taken at different times and in different circumstances.
    -- Alexander Rodchenko

    #Taken #Men #Trying

  • And in any case, to the old man, when the world becomes trite, the triteness arises not so much from a cessation as from a transference of interest. What is taken from this world is given to the next. The glory is in the east in the morning, it is in the west in the afternoon, and when it is dark the splendour is irradiating the realm of the under-world. He would only follow.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Morning #Taken #Dark

  • I look upon Virginia as a rib taken from Britain's side... While they both proceed as living under the marriage-compact, this Eve might thrive so long as her Adam flourishes. Whatever serpent shall tempt her to go astray etc [will only cause] her husband to rule more strictly over her.
    -- Alexander Spotswood

    #Husband #Taken #Virginia

  • Artists are never complete people. But if it's art that completes them, then what is taken away?
    -- Alexander Theroux

    #Art #Taken #Artist

  • Life isn’t fair." I said. "It’s taken me a while to get that. It’s always going to disappoint you in some way or another. You’ll make plans, and it’ll push you in another direction. You will love people, and they’ll be taken away no matter how hard you fight to keep them. You’ll try for something and won’t get it. You don’t have to find meaning in it; you don’t have to try to change things. You just have to accept the things that are out of your hands and try to take care of yourself. That’s your job.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Jobs #Taken #Fighting

  • It's a long day's drive any way you look at it. With a man who has taken your sins - real and imagined - and stitched them onto the sackcloth of his own soul, it is endless.
    -- Alexandra Fuller

    #Real #Taken #Men

  • In every country where independence has taken the place of liberty, the first desire of a manly heart is to possess a weapon which at once renders him capable of defence or attack, and, by rendering its owner fearsome, makes him feared.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Country #Taken #Heart

  • I try to write each piece in the language of the piece, so that I'm not using the same language from piece to piece. I may be using ten or twenty languages. That multiplicity of language and the use of words is African in tradition. And black writers have definitely taken that up and taken it in. It's like speaking in tongues. It may sound like gibberish to somebody, but you know it's a tongue of some kind. Black people have this. We have the ability as a race to speak in tongues, to dream in tongues, to love in tongues.
    -- Alexis De Veaux

    #Dream #Taken #Writing

  • Children, after all, are not just adults-in-the-making. They are people whose current needs and rights and experiences must be taken seriously.
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #Children #Taken #Rights

  • Had I been present at the Creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe. Remarking on the complexity of Ptolemaic model of the universe after it was explained to him. Footnote: Carlyle says, in his History of Frederick the Great, book ii. chap. vii. that this saying of Alphonso about Ptolemy's astronomy, 'that it seemed a crank machine; that it was pity the Creator had not taken advice,' is still remembered by mankind, - this and no other of his many sayings.
    -- Alfonso X of Castile

    #Book #Taken #Science

  • We only regard those unions as real examples of love and real marriages in which a fixed and unalterable decision has been taken. If men or women contemplate an escape, they do not collect all their powers for the task. In none of the serious and important tasks of life do we arrange such a "getaway." We cannot love and be limited.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Inspirational Love #Real #Taken

  • The modern joint stock firm is the outcome of innumerable decisions made by individual entrepreneurs, owners and managers. For these decision makers the choices among alternatives were limited and the outcomes uncertain, but almost always there were choices. Despite the variability of these individual decisions, taken cumulatively they produced clear patterns of institutional change
    -- Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.

    #Taken #Decision #Choices

  • I seldom think when I take a picture. My eyes and fingers react - click. But first, it's most important to decide on the angle at which your photograph is to be taken.
    -- Alfred Eisenstaedt

    #Photography #Taken #Eye

  • When I photographed Marilyn Monroe, I mixed up my cameras - one had black-and-white film, the other color. I took many pictures. Only two color ones came out all right. My favorite picture of Marilyn hangs always on the wall in my office. It was taken on the little patio of her Hollywood house.
    -- Alfred Eisenstaedt

    #Wall #Taken #Black And White

  • We think of the number "five" as applying to appropriate groups of any entities whatsoever - to five fishes, five children, five apples, five days... We are merely thinking of those relationships between those two groups which are entirely independent of the individual essences of any of the members of either group. This is a very remarkable feat of abstraction; and it must have taken ages for the human race to rise to it
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Children #Taken #Independent

  • Logic is justly considered the basis of all other sciences, even if only for the reason that in every argument we employ concepts taken from the field of logic, and that ever correct inference proceeds in accordance with its laws.
    -- Alfred Tarski

    #Taken #Law #Fields