Knowing quotes

  • One should not be happy or distressed over desirables and undesirables, knowing that such feelings are just created by the mind.
    -- A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

    #Inspiration #Knowing #Feelings

  • Not knowing all of the conventions of beauty, he [Tom Thomson] found it all beautiful.
    -- A. Y. Jackson

    #Beauty #Beautiful #Knowing

  • First lesson learned: Knowing doesn't hold a candle to doing.
    -- A.M. Jenkins

    #Knowing #Lesson Learned #Lessons

  • But I will say this: In my humble opinion, knowing nothing about it, I do believe that they have remote viewers working on where Osama Bin Laden is. I absolutely, 100%, convinced of that.
    -- Aaron Eckhart

    #Believe #Humble #Knowing

  • The chance of failure is almost always better than the guarantee of never knowing.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Knowing #Guarantees #Chance

  • The thing about travelling is that you work hard and play hard, but you can do all those things without your parents knowing.
    -- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

    #Hard Work #Play #Knowing

  • He pressed a kiss to my ear. “Do you feel stretched? Can you tell I’ve been inside you?” I nodded, feeling my knees go a little weak from the tone in his voice. “Good. I like knowing you can feel where I’ve been.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Kissing #Voice #Knowing

  • All too many Muslims fail to grasp Islam, which teaches one to be lenient towards others and to understand their value systems, knowing that these are tolerated by Islam as a religion.
    -- Abdurrahman Wahid

    #Knowing #Religion #Islam

  • Normal consciousness is a state of stupor, in which the sensibility to the wholly real and responsiveness to the stimuli of the spirit are reduced. The mystics, knowing that man is involved in a hidden history of the cosmos, endeavor to awake from the drowsiness and apathy and to regain the state of wakefulness for their enchanted souls.
    -- Abraham Joshua Heschel

    #Real #Men #Knowing

  • Fear of knowing is very deeply a fear of doing.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Teaching #Learning #Knowing

  • The shuttle is the worst $20 you'll ever save. It adds 90 minutes to whatever a Town Car or cab would have been. You have the unenviable choice between being dropped off last or being dropped off first and having a bunch of losers who can't afford cab fare and have no friends or loved ones with cars knowing exactly where you live.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Travel #Knowing #Car

  • Like a pet fish unaware of the fishbowl it lives in, each of us inherently discriminates against young people without knowing it.
    -- Adam Fletcher

    #Knowing #People #Pet

  • Wherefor are you knowing it? If you stacked all of the Gorg in the galaxy on top of eachother, the Gorg would kill you.
    -- Adam Rex

    #Knowing #Galaxy

  • Working together is a way of knowing each other better.
    -- Additi Gupta

    #Knowing #Entrepreneur #Working Together

  • Knowing that I am different from the body, I need not neglect the body. It is a vehicle that I use to transact with the world. It is the temple which houses the Pure Self within.
    -- Adi Shankara

    #Self #Knowing #House

  • I will probably always cry myself to sleep, but knowing this, someday the tears won't be sad, or filled with regret. Maybe they will be joyful
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Regret #Sleep #Knowing

  • Women move through the world never knowing their power.
    -- Adriana Trigiani

    #Moving #Knowing #World

  • Don't ever give up. Believe in yourself or no one else will. My personal saying is: 'I'd rather die knowing that I tried to do what I love.'
    -- Adrienne Bailon

    #Giving Up #Believe #Knowing

  • Right now you can allow yourself to experience a very simple sense of not knowing - not knowing what or who you are, not knowing what this moment is, not knowing anything. If you give yourself this gift of not knowing and you follow it, a vast spaciousness and mysterious openness dawns within you. Relaxing into not knowing is almost like surrendering into a big, comfortable chair; you just fall into a field of possibility.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Fall #Simple #Knowing

  • For in pure maidens, knowing not the marriage-bed, the glance of the eyes sinks from shame.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Eye #Knowing #Bed

  • Women observe subconsciously a thousand little details, without knowing they are doing so. Their subconscious mind adds these little things together - and they call the result intuition.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Women #Knowing #Intuition

  • The necessity of knowing a little about a great many things is the most grievous burden of our day. It deprives us of leisure on the one hand, and of scholarship on the other.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Knowledge #Hands #Knowing

  • The idea of perfection always gives one a chance to talk without knowing facts.
    -- Agnes Sligh Turnbull

    #Ideas #Knowing #Giving

  • He thought: How difficult it is to explain yourself to yourself. Sometimes there only is, and no knowing.
    -- Aidan Chambers

    #Knowing #Sometimes #Difficult

  • The sacred page is not meant to be the end, but only the means toward the end, which is knowing God Himself.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Mean #Knowing #Pages

  • I believe that entertainment and amusements are the work of the Enemy to keep dying men from knowing they're dying; and to keep enemies of God from remembering that they're enemies.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Believe #Men #Knowing

  • You are your own teacher. Looking for teachers can’t solve your own doubts. Investigate yourself to find the truth - inside, not outside. Knowing yourself is most important.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Teacher #Knowing #Doubt

  • A new day is here. Yesterday is a memory. Tomorrow is unknown. Now is the knowing.
    -- Ajahn Sumedho

    #Memories #Yesterday #Knowing

  • Not knowing what will happen makes life fun.
    -- Akechi Mitsuhide

    #Fun #Knowing #Not Knowing

  • My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.
    -- Al-Shafi‘i

    #Heart #Knowing #Missing

  • Work is most fulfilling when you're at the comfortable, exciting edge of not quite knowing what you are doing.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Knowing #Exciting #Fulfilling

  • Maturity: knowing where you're crazy, trying to warn others of the fact and striving to keep yourself under control.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Crazy #Maturity #Knowing

  • Curiosity takes ignorance seriously - and is confident enough to admit when it's in the dark. It is aware of not knowing. And then it sets out to do something about it.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Ignorance #Dark #Knowing

  • You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you're doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Being Yourself #Work #Knowing

  • I'm greedy for that satisfaction of doing something hard and knowing that, even though I was afraid I couldn't do it, that somehow I can deliver.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Knowing #Satisfaction #Greedy

  • Those who have known the famous are publicly debriefed of their memories, knowing as their own dusk falls that they will only be remembered for remembering someone else.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Memories #Fall #Knowing

  • What intrigued me more than anything else was finding out the way in which everything, all of creation - all of it! - was held together by invisible chemical bonds, and I found a strange, inexplicable comfort in knowing that somewhere, even though we couldn't see it in our own world, there was a real stability.
    -- Alan Bradley

    #Real #Knowing #Together

  • Everything will line up perfectly when knowing and living the truth becomes more important than looking good.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Positivity #Knowing #Important

  • As long as God does not intervene in the contemporary universe in such a way as to violate physical laws, science has no way of knowing whether God exists or not. The belief or disbelief in such a Being is therefore a matter of faith.
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Law #Knowing #Long

  • A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is not worth knowing.
    -- Alan Perlis

    #Learning #Thinking #Knowing

  • The Tao belongs neither to knowing nor not knowing. Knowing is false understanding; not knowing is blind ignorance. If you really understand the Tao beyond doubt, it's like the empty sky. Why drag in right and wrong?
    -- Alan Watts

    #Ignorance #Sky #Knowing

  • Your body does not eliminate poisons by knowing their names. To try to control fear or depression or boredom by calling them names is to resort to superstition of trust in curses and invocations. It is so easy to see why this does not work. Obviously, we try to know, name, and define fear in order to make it “objective,” that is, separate from “I.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Order #Names #Knowing

  • Omnipotence is not knowing how everything is done; it's just doing it.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Omnipotence #Knowing #Not Knowing

  • the truth of who we are is innate goodness, and the whole journey is really about removing any obstacle or false belief that keeps us from knowing that
    -- Alanis Morissette

    #Journey #Knowing #Who We Are

  • The past stands in the path of the future, knowing it will be crushed.
    -- Alaya Dawn Johnson

    #Past #Knowing #Path

  • Hail to the man who went through life always helping others, knowing no fear, and to whom aggressiveness and resentment are alien. Such is the stuff of which the great moral leaders are made.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Helping Others #Men #Knowing

  • Strange is our situation here on earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Knowing #Purpose #Earth

  • I believe in intuition and times I feel certain I am right while not knowing the reason.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Believe #Inspiration #Knowing

  • Assuming that man has a distinct spiritual nature, a soul, why should it be thought unnatural that under appropriate conditions of maladjustment, his soul might die before his body does; or that his soul might die without his knowing it?
    -- Albert J. Nock

    #Spiritual #Men #Knowing

  • Knowing all truth is less than doing a little bit of good.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Knowing #Littles #Truth Is

  • Once the object has been constructed, I have a tendency to rediscover in it, transformed and displaced, images, impressions, facts which have deeply moved me (often without my knowing it).
    -- Alberto Giacometti

    #Knowing #Facts #Tendencies

  • Growing up is never straight forward. There are moments when everything is fine, and other moments where you realize that there are certain memories that you'll never get back, and certain people that are going to change, and the hardest part is knowing that there's nothing you can do except watch them.
    -- Alden Nowlan

    #Memories #Growing Up #Knowing

  • No one's interested really in knowing what policies or diplomatic initiatives or arms negotiations might have been compromised by me.
    -- Aldrich Ames

    #Knowing #Arms #Might

  • This serpent, SATAN, is not the enemy of Man, but He who made Gods of our race, knowing Good and Evil; He bade 'Know Thyself!' and taught Initiation.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Men #Race #Knowing

  • Many of you have already found out, and others will find out in the course of their lives, that truth eludes us if we do not concentrate our attention totally on it's pursuit. But even while it eludes us, the illusion of knowing it still lingers and leads to many misunderstandings. Also, truth seldom is pleasant; it is almost invariably bitter.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Knowing #Elude #Attention

  • To help with knowing if you're good or not, you need a mentor.
    -- Alex Day

    #Music #Powerful #Knowing

  • Our street corners keep secrets, and our road signs only suggest, never deciding for us, never knowing if the destination to which they lead, is where we truely belong. Life's greatest tragedy is not that it will some day end, but that most of us just live to follow directions, and many times we end up totally lost.
    -- Alex Gaskarth

    #Knowing #Secret #Tragedy

  • This is how I define grace: youre on the main stage, and it looks like it has been rehearsed 100 times, everything goes so smoothly. Thats where I get my confidence and success, from knowing that I have an edge because I know Im prepared.
    -- Alex Rodriguez

    #Knowing #Grace #Looks

  • The search of our future being is but a needless, anxious, and haste to be knowing, sooner than we can, what, without all this solicitude, we shall know a little later.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Future #Knowing #Haste

  • If a man is worth knowing at all, he is worth knowing well.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Men #Knowing #Wells

  • Knowing where you have come from is important in forming an idea of where you want to go.
    -- Alexander Stille

    #Ideas #Knowing #Important

  • But there was another, secret Ruby. This one was as thin as a wisp of air, and had struggled for so long just to be. This was the one that Liam carried with him, without knowing. The one that would ride in his back pocket, whisper words of encouragement, tell him he was born to chase the light.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Encouragement #Air #Knowing

  • What can we surmise about the likelihood of someone's being caring and generous, loving and helpful, just from knowing that they are a believer? Virtually nothing, say psychologists, sociologists, and others who have studied that question for decade
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #Caring #Knowing #Helpful

  • Overcoming difficulties leads to courage, self-respect, and knowing yourself.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Self #Knowing #Overcoming

  • Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy.
    -- Alfred Adler

    #Peace #War #Knowing

  • Oh, I have a habit of letting myself be lectured on the things I know best. I like to see if they are understood in the same way I understand; for there are many ways of knowing the same thing
    -- Alfred de Vigny

    #Knowing #Way #Habit

  • Walking I am unbound, and find that precious unity of life and imagination, that silent outgoing self, which is so easy to loose, but which a high moments seems to start up again from the deepest rhythms of my own body. How often have I had this longing for an infinite walk - of going unimpeded, until the movement of my body as I walk fell into the flight of streets under my feet - until I in my body and the world in its skin of earth were blended into a single act of knowing.
    -- Alfred Kazin

    #Self #Feet #Knowing

  • Shakespeare wrote better poetry for not knowing too much; Milton , I think, knew too much finally for the good of his poetry.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Thinking #Knowing #Too Much

  • We all know our dates of birth but . . . every year there is another date that we pass over without knowing what it is but it is just as important it is the other date the death date.
    -- Ali Smith

    #Years #Knowing #Important

  • I was raised with adults. I skipped knowing how to interact as a normal teenage person.
    -- Alice Englert

    #Teenage #Knowing #Adults

  • People are curious. A few people are. ... They will put things together, knowing all along that they may be mistaken. You see them going around with notebooks, scraping the dirt off gravestones, reading microfilm, just in the hope of seeing this trickle in time, making a connection, rescuing one thing from the rubbish.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Notebook #Reading #Knowing

  • Wake up every day knowing that today is a new day and only you can determine the outcome of that day. So dream big, accept the challenge, and never look back.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Dream #Gymnastics #Knowing

  • Being vegan truly is the secret to my life's joy and peace. I feel physically and spiritually better than I could have ever imagined knowing that I am doing everything I can to reduce animal suffering with simple lifestyle choices like being vegan, never wearing any products made from animals (like wool and leather), and buying only from companies that NEVER test their products or ingredients on animals.
    -- Alicia Silverstone

    #Simple #Animal #Knowing

  • There is no shame in not knowing something. The shame is in not being willing to learn.
    -- Alison Croggon

    #Knowing #Shame #Willing To Learn

  • And all meet in singing, which braids together the different knowings into a wide and subtle music, the music of living.
    -- Alison Croggon

    #Knowing #Singing #Together

  • In a manner of speaking, the poem is its own knower, neither poet nor reader knowing anything that the poem says apart from the words of the poem.
    -- Allen Tate

    #Talking #Knowing #Poet

  • Not knowing you can't do something, is sometimes all it takes to do it.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Inspirational #Girly #Knowing

  • But in the end she merely shrugged, knowing at the very least it would be interesting. Knowing, in her gut, it might just be the beginning.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Knowing #Interesting #Would Be

  • So far Kat has been through all the Wa's she could think of, but Hale hadn't admitted to being Walter or Ward or Washington. He'd firmly denied both Warren and Waverly. Watson had prompted him to do a very bad Sherlock Holmes impersonation throughout a good portion of a train ride to Edinburgh, Scotland. And Wayne seemed so wrong she hadn't even tried. Hale was Hale. And not knowing what the W's stood for had become a constant reminder to Kat that, in life, there are some things that can be given but never stolen. Of course, that didn't stop her from trying.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Thinking #Scotland #Knowing

  • It's not knowing how to write that makes you interesting, it's what you write.
    -- Ally Condie

    #Writing #Knowing #Interesting

  • Everybody likes to gossip. But it can be a little scary to have people knowing secrets about me when I don't know anything about them. It's not exactly a two-way street there.
    -- Ally Sheedy

    #Two #Knowing #People

  • I looked for a very long time, knowing that it had to happen, but it took me a long time to find someone with the same background and whatnot and I finally found him
    -- Alton Brown

    #Knowing #Long #Found

  • Knowledge is knowing... or knowing where to find out.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Reading #Knowing

  • At the age of 15, a teacher had asked me what I wanted to do for a career, and without knowing why or even how I replied that I wanted to be a poet.
    -- Ama Ata Aidoo

    #Teacher #Careers #Knowing

  • I swung from one place to the next, sometimes backward, sometimes forward, capitalizing on my own momentum, knowing that at some point my arms—or, more accurately, my quivering bank balance, accessed through foreign ATMs—would give out, and I’d fall to the ground.
    -- Amanda Lindhout

    #Fall #Knowing #Giving

  • Taylor Swift is pretty hip...She seems pretty honest. I think that’s hip. She’s promoting knowing yourself, and that’s the best idol.
    -- Amanda Seyfried

    #Thinking #Idols #Knowing

  • We hung out a lot together. We went and saw films together. It was really actually quite easy. I think we were all very subconsciously connected in knowing that we needed to make it important, and therefore it just became important and it worked. Everybody had a lot of respect for each other. I think respect is the most important thing you can have.
    -- Amber Tamblyn

    #Thinking #Knowing #Important

  • ACCOMPLICE, n. One associated with another in a crime, having guilty knowledge and complicity, as an attorney who defends a criminal, knowing him guilty. This view of the attorney's position in the matter has not hitherto commanded the assent of attorneys, no one having offered them a fee for assenting.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Knowing #Views #Matter

  • Meditation is a journey to know yourself. Knowing yourself has many layers. Start knowing your bodily discomforts. Know your success, know your failures. Know your fears. Know your irritations. Know your pleasures, joy and happiness. Know your mental wounds. Go deeper and examine every feeling you have.
    -- Amit Ray

    #Journey #Irritation #Knowing

  • To hold happiness is to hold the understanding that the world passes away from us, that the petals fall and the beloved dies. No amount of mockery, no amount of fashionable scowling will keep any of us from knowing and savoring the pleasure of the sun on our faces or save us from the adult understanding that it cannot last forever.
    -- Amy Bloom

    #Fall #Knowing #Forever

  • Everyone knows a lot about me without actually knowing me at all.
    -- Amy Lee


  • When my daughter looks at me, she sees a small old lady. That is because she sees only with her outside eyes. She has no chuming, no inside knowing of things. If she had chuming she would see a tiger lady. And she would have careful fear.
    -- Amy Tan

    #Daughter #Eye #Knowing

  • I have so strong a sense of creation, of tomorrow, that I cannot get drunk, knowing I will be less alive, less well, less creative the next day.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Strong #Knowing #Drunk

  • I am like a snake who has already bitten. I retreat from a direct battle while knowing the slow effect of the poison.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Snakes #Knowing #Battle

  • I think the notion of traditional anchor is fading away - the all-knowing, all-seeing person who speaks from on high. I don't think the audience really buys that anymore. As a viewer, I know I don't buy it.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Thinking #Anchors #Knowing

  • The whole celebrity culture thing - I'm fascinated by, and repelled by, and yet I end up knowing about it.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Knowing #Culture #Fame

  • Cool is not just one type of cool. Cool is confidence and knowing, i guess, what you are and being fine with it. Some people can be what people call “nerds” and they're cool because they know they're needs. They know what they are and they're so confident in knowing what they are that that makes them cool, and somebody aspires to be like them because they're fine with it. it's confidence, you know.
    -- Andre Benjamin

    #Knowing #People #Nerd

  • Who am I? If this once I were to rely on a proverb, then perhaps everything would amount to knowing whom I 'haunt.'
    -- Andre Breton

    #Knowing #Rely

  • LeBron doesn't have any weaknesses, or he doesn't have a glaring weakness. So you've got to pick up on the smaller things to try to make him uncomfortable. Like knowing which side he likes to shoot threes off the dribble, which side he likes to drive. One side he'll drive left more often, and the other side he'll drive right more often.
    -- Andre Iguodala

    #Nba Championships #Knowing #Trying

  • It's not so much the amount of tax we pay - it's the sense that our pocket's being picked without our knowing what's going on.
    -- Andrew Bacevich

    #Knowing #Pockets #Pay