Oxygen quotes

  • Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books.
    -- A. Whitney Brown

    #Book #Oxygen #Two

  • I never knew there were this many stars." "I can't see them," he told me. "I just see you." "That's one of your cheesier lines," I told him. "It's the altitude," he told me. "I don't have enough oxygen in my brain." "I see.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Stars #Oxygen #Brain

  • He kissed me desperately, like a drowning man and I was his oxygen.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Men #Oxygen #Drowning

  • You have to put your own oxygen mask before you put on others... It's a good metaphor for parenting
    -- Amanda Peet

    #Motherhood #Oxygen #Metaphor

  • I think that people ran out of oxygen and don't really know what happened up there, maybe some of them just made things up because they weren't sure what had happened.
    -- Anatoli Boukreev

    #Athlete #Thinking #Oxygen

  • This theory [the oxygen theory] is not as I have heard it described, that of the French chemists, it is mine (elle est la mienne); it is a property which I claim from my contemporaries and from posterity.
    -- Antoine Lavoisier

    #Oxygen #Claims #Theory

  • Films are like oxygen for me.
    -- Anurag Kashyap

    #Oxygen #Film

  • Many years ago it was taught that plants and animals were composed of different materials: plants, of a chemical substance of three elements,- carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen; animals of one of four elements, nitrogen being added to the other three.
    -- Asa Gray

    #Animal #Oxygen #Years

  • I gave up smoking, I never gave up the drinking. But it's hard to smoke and swim at the same time. You'd get to the edge of the pool and all you'd be wanting is a cigarette when all you actually really want is oxygen. So I traded the smoke for the oxygen.
    -- Ashton Kutcher

    #Drinking #Oxygen #Smoking

  • The absorption of oxygen and the elimination of carbon dioxide in the lungs take place by diffusion alone. There is no trustworthy evidence of any regulation of this process on the part of the organism.
    -- August Krogh

    #Oxygen #Regulation #Trustworthy

  • Muscles do not use oxygen at a constant rate.
    -- August Krogh

    #Oxygen #Use #Muscles

  • The beach is definitely where I feel most at home. It's my oxygen. I forget how much I need it sometimes when I'm away working.
    -- Behati Prinsloo

    #Beach #Home #Oxygen

  • As it is a major component of blood, water is vital for transporting oxygen to the brain. Heaven forbid that your blood should dry out.
    -- Ben Goldacre

    #Oxygen #Blood #Water

  • Hyperbole was to Lyndon Johnson what oxygen is to life.
    -- Bill Moyers

    #Oxygen #Hyperbole #Johnson

  • Singing is like a celebration of oxygen.
    -- Bjork

    #Oxygen #Singing #Celebration

  • I felt okay for the first 45 seconds, and then my vision grew fussy. My lungs felt like deflated balloons. I would have sucked oxygen through my ears, if that were possible. I was experiencing oxygen debt, or perhaps better stated, oxygen death.
    -- Brad Alan Lewis

    #Oxygen #Vision #Balloons

  • Self actualization is the oxygen for the soul.
    -- Brian Johnson

    #Self #Oxygen #Soul

  • He gave a hard smile and the oxygen in my lungs evaporated. “We both know I’m not a gentleman.” “Yeah. Okay, let me out. I’m tired.” “There’s something else,” he said, and I groaned. “What now?” “This.” He stepped closer to me, so close that the containers were sandwiched between us. His eyes looked down into mine, intent and golden, like a lion. “Oh, no, you don’t!” I hissed, dropping everything. I pushed hard against his chest; it was like shoving a tree. “Yes,” he said very softly, leaning down. “Yes, I do.
    -- Cate Tiernan

    #Tired #Eye #Oxygen

  • Unfortunately it's also true to say that good management is a bit like oxygen - it's invisible and you don't notice its presence until it's gone, and then you're sorry.
    -- Charles Stross

    #Sorry #Oxygen #Gone

  • The world of derivatives is full of holes that very few people are really aware of. It's like hydrogen and oxygen sitting on the corner waiting for a little flame.
    -- Charlie Munger

    #Oxygen #Flames #People

  • I just learned how to scuba dive. Id been scared to rely on one little air hose for oxygen, but swimming with all those fish is exhilarating.
    -- Cheryl Hines

    #Swimming #Air #Oxygen

  • Oxigen [oxygen], as you well know, is my hero as well as my foe, and being not only strong but inexhaustible in strategies and full of tricks, I was obliged to call up all my forces to lay hold of him, and make the subtle Being my prisoner.
    -- Christian Friedrich Schonbein

    #Strong #Hero #Oxygen

  • I am not proud to be gay any more than I am proud to be right handed or to breathe oxygen.
    -- Cleve Jones

    #Gay #Oxygen #Proud

  • I fear no man. If you breathe oxygen, I do not fear you.
    -- Conor McGregor

    #Men #Oxygen #Mma

  • Music was my oxygen. It's what saved me from being a really lonely and scared teenager.
    -- Corey Hart

    #Lonely #Teenager #Oxygen

  • Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing, that makes it water and nobody knows what that is.
    -- D. H. Lawrence

    #Science #Oxygen #Two

  • Happiness is like rising bubbles -- delightful and inevitably fleeting. Joy is the oxygen -- ever present.
    -- Danielle LaPorte

    #Oxygen #Joy #Fleeting

  • My brothers are my backbone. My parents are my oxygen. I can't live without them.
    -- David Cook

    #Brother #Oxygen #Parent

  • She was a stirrer of the pot, a lover of intrigue and distress, a creature who seemed to draw oxygen from the spectacle of people at each other's throat, everybody in a state of upset and talking about her.
    -- David Gilmour

    #Oxygen #Talking #People

  • The clearest evidence that we are living beyond environmental means is the threat of dangerous climate change. The scale of this threat, to human life and to the natural resources and assets on which it depends, for everything from oxygen and clean water to healthy soils and flood defence, means that this simply must be our top priority
    -- David Miliband

    #Mean #Oxygen #Water

  • Freedom is the oxygen without which science cannot breathe.
    -- David Sarnoff

    #Science #Oxygen #Breathe

  • I cannot exist without the oxygen of laughter.
    -- Dawn Powell

    #Laughter #Oxygen

  • Everyone on this planet needs to be made aware that for several years now I have met and keep meeting people who no longer have AIDS, cancer, and almost any other disease you can think of, due to the continual and correct application of oxygen therapies.
    -- Ed McCabe

    #Cancer #Thinking #Oxygen

  • Illness is the result of improper removal of toxins from the body. Oxygen is the vital factor which assists the body in removing toxins.
    -- Ed McCabe

    #Oxygen #Body #Toxins

  • "...The large majority of those infectious microbes that cause us so much illness and pain are ANAEROBIC...a big word that means they live and proliferate best in environments where there is LITTLE OR NO OXYGEN."
    -- Ed McCabe

    #Pain #Mean #Oxygen

  • In mature years I have always been gregarious, a lover of my kind, dependent upon the company of friends for the very pulse of moral life.  To be marooned, to be shut up in a solitary cell, to inhabit a lighthouse, or to camp alone in a forest, these have always seemed to me afflictions too heavy to be borne, even in imagination.  A state in which conversation exists not, is for me an air too empty of oxygen for my lungs to breathe it.
    -- Edmund Gosse

    #Air #Cells #Oxygen

  • The rebel is doomed to a violent death. The rest of us can look forward to sedated expiration in a coma inside an oxygen tent, with tubes inserted in every bodily orifice.
    -- Edward Abbey

    #Oxygen #Rebel #Looks

  • It's an illusion I've noticed before-- words on a page are like oxygen to a petrol engine, firing up ghosts. It only lasts while the words are in your head. After you put down the paper or pen, the pistons fall lifeless again.
    -- Elizabeth Wein

    #Fall #Oxygen #Paper

  • There's not as much oxygen in that hot gym and I think it's great for conditioning. I believe in a lot of boxing. You can train and work on the speed bag and heavy bag, but when you get in the ring with another fighter, it's a different story. Punches are coming at you, there's physical contact, muscle against muscle.
    -- Emanuel Steward

    #Believe #Thinking #Oxygen

  • What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.
    -- Emil Brunner

    #Hope #Oxygen #Meaning Of Life

  • You don't wanna go eggin' him on. It'll never be my chair that your on, crown so tight that it cuts off circulation to the brain no oxygen. Other words there's no heir to the throne.
    -- Eminem

    #Cutting #Oxygen #Hip Hop

  • We write poems / as leaves give oxygen - / so we can breathe.
    -- Erica Jong

    #Writing #Oxygen #Giving

  • Whenever someone says the word community, I want to reach for an oxygen mask.
    -- Fareed Zakaria

    #Oxygen #Community #Want

  • Forests, beyond offering us their plainly utilitarian wealth, have to perform vast physiological functions in the great economy of nature, by contributing predominantly in the empire of vegetation to the liberation of oxygen.
    -- Ferdinand von Mueller

    #Offering #Oxygen #Empires

  • When carbon (C), Oxygen (o) and hydrogen (H) atoms bond in a certain way to form sugar, the resulting compound has a sweet taste. The sweetness resides neither in the C, nor in the O, nor in the H; it resides in the pattern that emerges from their interaction. It is an emergent property. Moreover, strictly speaking, is not a property of the chemical bonds. It is a sensory experience that arises when the sugar molecules interact with the chemistry of our taste buds, which in turns causes a set of neurons to fire in a certain way. The experience of sweetness emerges from that neural activity.
    -- Fritjof Capra

    #Sweet #Oxygen #Fire

  • Neither theological knowledge nor social action alone is enough to keep us in love with Christ unless both are proceeded by a personal encounter with Him. Theological insights are gained not only from between two covers of a book, but from two bent knees before an altar. The Holy Hour becomes like an oxygen tank to revive the breath of the Holy Spirit in the midst of the foul and fetid atmosphere of the world
    -- Fulton J. Sheen

    #Book #Oxygen #Two

  • Ninety percent of metabolic oxygen comes from breathing. Ten percent comes from food.
    -- Gabriel Cousens

    #Oxygen #Breathing #Ninety

  • Encouragement is the oxygen of the soul.
    -- George Madison Adams

    #Spiritual #Encouragement #Oxygen

  • I tell my students, with a feeling of pride that I hope they will share, that the carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen that make up ninety-nine per cent of our living substance were cooked in the deep interiors of earlier generations of dying stars. Gathered up from the ends of the universe, over billions of years, eventually they came to form, in part, the substance of our sun, its planets, and ourselves. Three billion years ago, life arose upon the earth. It is the only life in the solar system.
    -- George Wald

    #Stars #Pride #Oxygen

  • The higher you go in a company, the less oxygen there is, so supporting intelligent life becomes difficult.
    -- Guy Kawasaki

    #Business #Intelligent #Oxygen

  • With each breath, you take into your body 10 sextillion atoms, and - owing to the wind's ceaseless circulation - over a year's time you have intimate relations with oxygen molecules exhaled by every person alive, as well as by everyone who ever lived.
    -- Guy Murchie

    #Oxygen #Years #Wind

  • Taking care of yourself is being there for your kids, like how on a plane, they tell you to put on your oxygen mask first.
    -- Gwyneth Paltrow

    #Kids #Oxygen #Care

  • If your breath is very deep in the lungs, it will give you a good red blood. Good red blood, with the oxygen, is quite sufficiently empowered to take away impurities. When the lungs start clearing the blood, then the liver, spleen, and kidneys have much less work to do.
    -- Harbhajan Singh Yogi

    #Healing #Blood #Oxygen

  • ...man can no more survive psychologically in a psychological milieu that does not respond empathetically to him, than he can survive physically in an atmosphere that contains no oxygen.
    -- Heinz Kohut

    #Men #Oxygen #Atmosphere

  • I have no ego investment in being on the air. I don't knock others for whom that kind of attention is like oxygen, but I don't miss anything about it.
    -- Hugh Downs

    #Air #Oxygen #Missing

  • They absorb carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide and give out oxygen. What could be more desirable? And they look good in the bargain. Stop chopping down the rain forests and plant more saplings, and we're on our way.
    -- Isaac Asimov

    #Rain #Oxygen #Giving


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  • Profit is like oxygen, food, water, and blood for the body; they are not the point of life, but without them, there is no life.
    -- James C. Collins

    #Oxygen #Blood #Water

  • You lived and died alone, especially in fighters. Fighters. Somehow, despite everything, that word had not become sterile. You slipped into the hollow cockpit and strapped and plugged yourself into the machine. The canopy ground shut and sealed you off. Your oxygen, your very breath, you carried into the chilled vacuum, in a steel bottle.
    -- James Salter

    #Oxygen #Vacuums #Steel

  • When Grandma Mazur is talking about the reason for the improved play of her 91-year-old bowling teammate, she said: "She's doing better now that we got her the longer tubing to her oxygen tank.
    -- Janet Evanovich

    #Grandma #Play #Oxygen

  • Now that we have a democracy and you can go back and the airport air is not laden with evil any more, you can actually breathe oxygen when you land in Johannesburg.
    -- Janet Suzman

    #Airports #Oxygen #Land

  • Love is the air that I breathe, like oxygen. When I lack it, I feel atrophied, asphyxiated. When I have it, I feel I am growing. And so this growth is linked to others, or to a collective other. If I realize that I do not love you, my faith diminishes, and I breathe less and less of the oxygen of life. When I feel linked to you, in communion with you, there is a current of love that passes between us, and the intensity can multiply. And the more this love grows, the more the faith becomes luminous, the more I feel linked to the collective other. I am speaking of God.
    -- Jean-Bertrand Aristide

    #Love #Air #Oxygen

  • Aging nations have arteries clogged with obsolete laws, slowing blood flow and preventing oxygen from reaching all parts of the body politic. Physicians call this arteriosclerosis; historians see decline of empire.
    -- Jim Cooper

    #Oxygen #Blood #Law

  • It's important for me to go back into the ghetto, where I'm from. I still get my oxygen from there. I don't live in the ghetto but every time I go back, I'm seeing the same things that I lived. That's one of the things I mean when I say, "My feet back onto the ground."
    -- Jimmy Cliff

    #Mean #Ghetto #Oxygen

  • When youre on a long running series, you reach a very rarefied, high oxygen area and after a while to keep a show on the air they have to make some very drastic changes.
    -- Joan Van Ark

    #Running #Air #Oxygen

  • The wealth of any ecosystem is its perennials. The primal herbivore-predator-disturbance-rest dance is literally the breath and pulse of the earth. Grasses recycle oxygen far more efficiently than trees. The turnover is faster. Grass reaches out and turns solar energy into carbon. Tillage hyper-aerates the soil, burning out carbon. But because a plant creates bilateral symmetry at the soil horizon, it sloughs off root mass when the top gets chopped off.
    -- Joel Salatin

    #Roots #Oxygen #Ecosystems

  • Freedom of speech is, to all Americans, as oxygen is to the human condition. It is a right that has been irreversibly programmed into our hard drive. We are free to speak our minds. An artist's right to express him or herself as best suits their art, is the artist's prerogative and it is guaranteed.
    -- John C. McGinley

    #Art #Oxygen #Freedom Of Speech

  • For science must breathe the oxygen of freedom.
    -- John Charles Polanyi

    #Oxygen #Breathe

  • The movies have got more corporate, they're making fewer movies in general, and those they are making are all $200-$300m tent-pole releases that eat up all the oxygen.
    -- John Cusack

    #Oxygen #Tents #Release

  • We need Jesus like we need oxygen. Like we need water. Like the branch needs the vine. Jesus is not merely a figure for devotions. He is the missing essence of your existence. Whether we know it or not, we are desperate for Jesus.
    -- John Eldred

    #Jesus #Oxygen #Essence

  • Straddling the top of the world, one foot in China and the other in Nepal, I cleared the ice from my oxygen mask, hunched a shoulder against the wind, and stared absently down at the vastness of Tibet.
    -- Jon Krakauer

    #Oxygen #Ice #Wind

  • As mineralogy constitutes a part of chemistry, it is clear that this arrangement [of minerals] must derive its principles from chemistry. The most perfect mode of arrangement would certainly be to allow bodies to follow each other according to the order of their electro-chemical properties, from the most electro-negative, oxygen, to the most electro-positive, potassium; and to place every compound body according to its most electro-positive ingredient.
    -- Jons Jacob Berzelius

    #Oxygen #Order #Perfect

  • The experiments made on the mutual electrical relations of bodies have taught us that they can be divided into two classes: electropositive and electronegative. The simple bodies which belong to the first class, as well as their oxides, always take up positive electricity when they meet simple bodies or oxides belonging to the second class; and the oxides of the first class always behave with the oxides of the other like salifiable bases with acids.
    -- Jons Jacob Berzelius

    #Simple #Oxygen #Class

  • But when it has been shown by the researches of Pasteur that the septic property of the atmosphere depended not on the oxygen, or any gaseous constituent, but on minute organisms suspended in it, which owed their energy to their vitality, it occurred to me that decomposition in the injured part might be avoided without excluding the air, by applying as a dressing some material capable of destroying the life of the floating particles. Upon this principle I have based a practice.
    -- Joseph Lister

    #Air #Oxygen #Practice

  • I have procured air [oxygen] ... between five and six times as good as the best common air that I have ever met with.
    -- Joseph Priestley

    #Air #Oxygen #Six

  • I am not a Ph.D. in economics or a doctorate in literature that I can afford to take my singing lightly. Even if I sing a jingle, I take it as seriously as oxygen.
    -- Kailash Kher

    #Oxygen #Singing #Jingles

  • I love to breathe. Oxygen is sexy!
    -- Kris Carr

    #Sexy #Oxygen #Breathe

  • There's a great metaphor that one of my doctors uses: If a fish is swimming in a dirty tank and it gets sick, do you take it to the vet and amputate the fin? No, you clean the water. So, I cleaned up my system. By eating organic raw greens, nuts and healthy fats, I am flooding my body with enzymes, vitamins and oxygen.
    -- Kris Carr

    #Dirty #Swimming #Oxygen

  • Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can't strike them all by ourselves; just as in the experiment, we need oxygen and a candle to help. In this case, the oxygen, for example, would come from the breath of the person you love; the candle could be any kind of food, music, caress, word, or sound that engenders the explosion that lights one of the matches.
    -- Laura Esquivel

    #Oxygen #Light #Sound

  • Dignity is as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen. The stubborn retention of it, even in the face of extreme physical hardship, can hold a man's soul in his body long past the point at which the body should have surrendered it.
    -- Laura Hillenbrand

    #Past #Men #Oxygen

  • Dignity is as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen.
    -- Laura Hillenbrand

    #Oxygen #Water #Essentials

  • Bet you never eat, he says. Bet you drink up the oxygen like it's butter. Bet you can go for days on nothing but thoughts.
    -- Lauren DeStefano

    #Oxygen #Drink

  • Communism needs democracy like the human body needs oxygen.
    -- Leon Trotsky

    #Oxygen #Democracy #Needs

  • I sucked in the smell of her perfume, Viva La Juicy, and was swept away. La Juicy was part of my oxygen supply, even for the year and a half we were apart.
    -- Levi Johnston

    #Smell #Oxygen #Years

  • Hope is to our spirits what oxygen is to our lungs. Lose hope and you die. They may not bury you for awhile, but without hope you are dead inside. The only way to face the future is to fly straight into it on the wings of hope....hope is the energy of the soul. Hope is the power of tomorrow.
    -- Lewis B. Smedes

    #Hope #Oxygen #Wings

  • I've been thinking about something for a long time, and I keep noticing that most human speech-if not all human speech-is made with the outgoing breath. This is the strange thing about presence and absence. When we breath in, our bodies are filled with nutrients and nourishment. Our blood is filled with oxygen, our skin gets flush; our bones get harder-they get compacted. Our muscles get toned and we feel very present when we're breathing in. The problem is, that when we're breathing in, we can't speak. So presence and silence have something to do with each other.
    -- Li-Young Lee

    #Thinking #Oxygen #Blood

  • Reading wasn't my religion - it was my oxygen.
    -- Linda Grant

    #Reading #Oxygen

  • Good teachers are to education what education is to all other professions—the indispensable element, the sunlight and oxygen, the foundation on which everything else is built.
    -- Lowell Milken

    #Teacher #Oxygen #Foundation

  • We are bound to expire. Even metal which is sturdiest, rusts. Even oxygen, the breath of life, soon transpires.
    -- Luis Medina

    #Death #Oxygen #Rust

  • Why does everybody agree that atmospheric oxygen comes from life, but no one speaks about the other gases coming from life?
    -- Lynn Margulis

    #Oxygen #Doe #Speak

  • Metabolism is oxygen. And oxygen comes from breathing.
    -- Marc David

    #Oxygen #Breathing #Metabolism

  • Remember the Golden Rule? "Treat people as you would like to be treated." The best managers break the Golden Rule every day. They would say don't treat people as you would like to be treated. This presupposes that everyone breathes the same psychological oxygen as you. For example, if you are competitive, everyone must be similarly competitive. If you like to be praised in public, everyone else must, too. Everyone must share your hatred of micromanagement.
    -- Marcus Buckingham

    #Oxygen #People #Hatred

  • Primes are the atoms of the arithmetic - the hydrogen and oxygen of the world of numbers
    -- Marcus du Sautoy

    #Oxygen #Numbers #Atoms

  • Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.
    -- Margaret Thatcher

    #Military #Oxygen #Hymns

  • Taking the time to meditate is as important as taking the time to breathe. One pumps oxygen into the body, the other pumps peace into the mind.
    -- Marianne Williamson

    #Inspirational #Oxygen #Mind

  • The person and society are yoked, like mind and body. Arguing which is more important is like debating whether oxygen or hydrogen is the more essential property of water.
    -- Marilyn Ferguson

    #Oxygen #Water #Mind

  • Chloride is essential for digestion and in respiration. Without sodium, which the body cannot manufacture, the body would be unable to transport nutrients or oxygen, transmit nerve impulses, or move muscles, including the heart.
    -- Mark Kurlansky

    #Moving #Heart #Oxygen

  • Basic human contact - the meeting of eyes, the exchanging of words - is to the psyche what oxygen is to the brain. If you're feeling abandoned by the world, interact with anyone you can.
    -- Martha Beck

    #Eye #Oxygen #Feelings

  • Usage is like oxygen for ideas. You can never fully anticipate how an audience is going to react to something you've created until it's out there.
    -- Matt Mullenweg

    #Ideas #Oxygen #Usage

  • Usage is like oxygen for ideas.
    -- Matt Mullenweg

    #Ideas #Oxygen #Usage