Encounters quotes

  • Well, Brief Encounter is certainly one of my top five favorites of all time. I looked at Brief Encounter very closely, to be honest.
    -- Adrian Lyne

    #Encounters #Honest #All Time

  • When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both.
    -- Al Franken

    #Advice #Encounters #Comedy

  • The absolute contingency of the encounter takes on the appearance of destiny. The declaration of love marks the transition from chance to destiny and that's why it is so perilous and so burdened with a kind of horrifying stage fright.
    -- Alain Badiou

    #Destiny #Encounters #Transition

  • In love, fidelity signifies this extended victory: the randomness of an encounter defeated day after day through the invention of what will endure.
    -- Alain Badiou

    #Victory #Encounters #Defeated

  • Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.
    -- Albert Camus

    #History #Encounters #Want

  • Highly developed spirits often encounter resistance from mediocre minds.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Mind #Encounters #Genius

  • The gratitude that we encounter helps us believe in the goodness of the world, and strengthens us thereby to do what's good.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Gratitude #Believe #Encounters

  • The shaman no longer looks for meaning in life, but brings meaning to every situation. The shaman stops looking for truth and instead brings truth to every encounter. You don t look for the right partner, you become the right partner. And then the right partner finds you. It s a very active practice focused on healing.
    -- Alberto Villoldo

    #Healing #Practice #Encounters

  • The best standardisation committee in the world is nature herself, but in nature standardisation occurs mainly in connection with the smallest possible units: cells. The result is millions of flexible combinations in which one never encounters the stereotyped.
    -- Alvar Aalto

    #Cells #Encounters #Connections

  • God isn't chocolate, he's the encounter between chocolate and the palate capable of appreciating it.
    -- Amelie Nothomb

    #Appreciate #Chocolate #Encounters

  • Once innocence--an all too-brief state of being, if such a one exists--encounters experience, it is transformed. If that transformation is understood, it becomes knowledge. And if that knowledge is employed, then it becomes wisdom.
    -- Ana Castillo

    #Encounters #Innocence #Transformation

  • The final lesson a writer learns is that everything can nourish the writer. The dictionary, a new word, a voyage, an encounter, a talk on the street, a book, a phrase learned.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Book #Writing #Encounters

  • To me, it’s encounters that matter, pictures are much less important.
    -- Anders Petersen

    #Important #Encounters #Matter

  • Suspend for a moment your disbelief and encounter once again the sense of wonder you knew when there was... magic!
    -- Andrew Lord

    #Magic #Encounters #Wonder

  • As an actor, when you encounter a psychopathic personality, you naturally want to make him 'bigger than life,' as the Americans say.
    -- Antonio Banderas

    #Personality #Encounters #Actors

  • The creation of all those symbols and logotypes which are an ever more striking feature of the world in which we live calls for a new and fresh approach to lettering in the part of the designer. In these logotypes the combination of letters can be more or less obvious; but only deliberately contrived encounters of elements and confrontations of values can lead beyond the letters to new forms of expression.
    -- Armin Hofmann

    #Expression #Encounters #Elements

  • After their encounter on the approach to Jupiter, there would aways be a secret bond between them---not of love, but of tenderness, which is often more enduring.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Relationship #Secret #Encounters

  • Coincidence may be described as the chance encounter of two unrelated causal chains which
    -- Arthur Koestler

    #Two #May #Encounters

  • You have been the one encounter in my life that can never be repeated
    -- Ayn Rand


  • It is too early to feel fear of the future when one is under 30, and too late after that. What I mean is that one must never allow fear to become one's permanent sense of life. The important thing is to prepare yourself intellectually to deal with whatever circumstances you may encounter, which requires that you define your values fully, clearly and rationally -- and never betray them.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Mean #Important #Encounters

  • If somebody would come and they're not playing music, they would encounter certain people on another level.
    -- Billy Higgins

    #People #Encounters #Playing Music

  • I think some of the special effects in Close Encounters hold up better than the new more expensive special effects is because they were better actually.
    -- Bob Balaban

    #Thinking #Special #Encounters

  • I loved being in Close Encounters, just to watch Steven Spielberg working was exciting.
    -- Bob Balaban

    #Encounters #Watches #Exciting

  • True mindfulness is the awareness that everything you encounter is a vigorous expression of the same living universe as you.
    -- Brad Warner

    #Expression #Meditation #Encounters

  • In every encounter we either give life or we drain it; there is no neutral exchange.
    -- Brennan Manning

    #Giving #Encounters #Drains

  • Do not be discouraged by the resistance you will encounter from your human nature; you must go against your human inclinations. Often, in the beginning, you will think that you are wasting time, but you must go on, be determined and persevere in it until death, despite all the difficulties.
    -- Brother Lawrence

    #Thinking #Encounters #Goes On

  • The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts.
    -- Bryant H. McGill

    #Bully #Encounters #Worst

  • All too infrequently do I encounter a new voice as delightful, compelling, and intelligent as that of Molly Tanzer.
    -- Caitlín R. Kiernan

    #Intelligent #Voice #Encounters

  • I think all poets must feel this: that there is constantly something new to be discovered in the language. It's like a thrilling encounter, and you can find things.
    -- Carol Ann Duffy

    #Thinking #Discovery #Encounters

  • Real elegance is simply a true encounter with oneself.
    -- Carole Bouquet

    #Real #Encounters #Elegance

  • There is no truth to any meeting or physical encounter,
    -- Casper Smart

    #Encounters #Meetings

  • Over the years you encounter just about every kind of crime. It doesn't harden you, but you become capable of reporting on just about anything human beings can do. However, any time we're dealing with the murder of a child it is always difficult.
    -- Catherine Crier

    #Children #Years #Encounters

  • I encounter really tough men and women who are just so harsh, you can't bend them. You do come across these kinds of people in every profession-just unyielding.
    -- Catherine Keener

    #Men #People #Encounters

  • Of course you'll encounter trouble. But behold a God of power who can take any evil and turn it into a door of hope.
    -- Catherine Marshall

    #Doors #Evil #Encounters

  • There are self-awareness groups, to help you discover who you really are ... encounter groups, to help you deal with who you really are ... assertiveness training groups to help you stand up for who you really are ... Suddenly, the only way to become an individual is to join a group.
    -- Cathy Guisewite

    #Self #Training #Encounters

  • Every day at some point I encounter some sort of anti-American feeling.
    -- Chelsea Clinton

    #Feelings #Encounters #Anti-american

  • There are always going to be encounters that you kind of wish went differently. But the average fan really isn't fanatical.
    -- Chester Bennington

    #Average #Wish #Encounters

  • Every encounter with a woman must be viewed as a negotiation, ... the difference being instead of coaxing them off rooftops, you're coaxing them into romance. And remember, the negotiator is always in control.
    -- Christopher Paul Curtis

    #Differences #Romance #Encounters

  • ...the person you encounter is often more than the person you see.
    -- Clare Vanderpool

    #Encounters #Persons

  • Sometimes when we’re focused on quickly getting to our destination, we’ll encounter unexpected roadblocks and detours.  Always remember that there’s more than one path that will lead you to where you’re going.  Who knows?  You might just enjoy that new, more scenic route!
    -- Clifton Anderson

    #Encounters #Detours #Might

  • For in this walk, this voyage, it is yourself, the profound history of your 'self,' that now as always you encounter.
    -- Conrad Aiken

    #Self #Profound #Encounters

  • I have always found the times when another person recognizes you to be strangely sad; I suspect the pathos of these moments is their rareness, the way they contrast with most daily encounters. That reminder that it can be different, that you need not go through your life unknown but that you probably still will--that is the part that's almost unbearable.
    -- Curtis Sittenfeld

    #Encounters #Different #Needs

  • We have found that bats adjust the timing of their sounds when they encounter clutter, and they seem to 'strobe' the world with sound.
    -- Cynthia Moss

    #Sound #Bats #Encounters

  • The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it's so rare.
    -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan

    #Government #Liberty #Encounters

  • We sleep, allowing gravity to hold us, allowing Earth - our larger body - to recalibrate our neurons, composting the keen encounters of our waking hours , stirring them back, as dreams, into the sleeping substance of our muscles.
    -- David Abram

    #Dream #Sleep #Encounters

  • Evidence for or against God, if it is there, saturates every moment of the experience of existence, every employment of reason, every act of consciousness, every encounter with the world around us.
    -- David Bentley Hart

    #Encounters #Employment #World

  • The worst mistake of first contact, made throughout history by individuals on both sides of every new encounter, has been the unfortunate habit of making assumptions. It often proved fatal.
    -- David Brin

    #Mistake #Encounters #Literature

  • Larry Grobel's interviews are informative and insightful without being pandering or intrusive. You get the sense at all times of both intelligence at work-the interviewee's and Grobel's-both inspired by the encounter.
    -- David Duchovny

    #Insightful #Encounters #Interviews

  • I knew that the world around you is only uninteresting if you can't see what is really going on. The place you come from is always the most exotic place you'll ever encounter because it is the only place where you recognise how many secrets and mysteries there are in people's lives
    -- David Malouf

    #People #Secret #Encounters

  • Any place is sacred ground, for it can become a place of encounter with the divine Presence.
    -- David Steindl-Rast

    #Encounters #Sacred #Divine

  • There are sayings and mantras that sometimes occur in filmmaking discussions, and one of them is that sometimes filmmaking is an olive branch or a reason or an excuse to be able to reach out and create an encounter with someone.
    -- Debra Granik

    #Encounters #Olive Branches #Able

  • In the Bible, we first encounter God when he sides with a bunch of slaves against a powerful Pharaoh, an act of grace freely given.
    -- Desmond Tutu

    #Powerful #Grace #Encounters

  • It was their individuality combined with the shyness of their behavior that remained the most captivating impression of this first encounter with the greatest of the great apes.
    -- Dian Fossey

    #Individuality #Encounters #Apes

  • I had lost too much of the heart and all the faith needed to stay afloat in a job where every human encounter felt like an anvil strung around my neck just when I thought I was nearing the shore.
    -- Dinaw Mengestu

    #Jobs #Heart #Encounters

  • The best way not to encounter Americas health care system is not to have to encounter it.
    -- Don Lemon

    #Encounters #Care #Way

  • History is the record of encounters between character and circumstance.
    -- Donald Creighton

    #Character #History #Encounters

  • When we learn to smile at life, we shall find that the problems we encounter dissolve.
    -- Donald Curtis

    #Smile #Encounters #Problem

  • the encounter with death is the great turning-point in the lives of those who live on.
    -- Dorothy Canfield Fisher


  • When we trust our creativity we encounter a supreme kind of enjoyment - an amazement at the natural unfolding of life beyond our ordinary way of looking at things.
    -- Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

    #Creativity #Encounters #Ordinary

  • Whenever you meet anybody, it is a holy encounter. The primary event is the energy field of presence between you and the other human being that arises. You enjoy it. There is deep joy in the meeting.
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Joy #Energy #Encounters

  • We cannot abandon this rabbit hole for fear of a traumatic encounter with our own culture.
    -- Elif Safak

    #Encounters #Rabbits #Culture

  • When you crash into the living God, the encounter is certain to renovate every square inch of your life's boat.
    -- Eric Ludy

    #Squares #Encounters #Boat

  • Luther deters me from solitariness; but he does not mean from a sober solitude that rallies our scattered strengths and prepares us against any new encounter from without.
    -- Francis Atterbury

    #Mean #Solitude #Encounters

  • Doesn't every encounter with God only cause us to thirst for Him more?
    -- Francis Chan

    #Encounters #Causes #Thirst

  • Anything outside yourself, this you can see and apply your logic to it. But it’s a human trait that when we encounter personal problems, these things most deeply personal are the most difficult to bring out for our logic to scan. We tend to flounder around, blaming everything but the actual, deep-seated thing that’s really chewing on us.
    -- Frank Herbert

    #Encounters #Logic #Blame

  • It is ourselves we encounter whenever we invent fictions.
    -- Frank Kermode

    #Encounters #Fiction

  • However, I had a chance encounter with an admissions officer of Stevens Institute of Technology, who so impressed me by his erudition and enthusiasm for the school that I changed course and entered Stevens Institute.
    -- Frederick Reines

    #School #Technology #Encounters

  • To live every day as if it had been stolen from death, that is how I would like to live. To feel the joy of life, as Eve felt the joy of life. To separate oneself from the burden, the angst, the anguish that we all encounter every day. To say I am alive, I am wonderful, I am. I am. That is something to aspire to.
    -- Garth Stein

    #Life #Joy #Encounters

  • You cannot, and will not, encounter a circumstance, or a single moment, that does not serve directly and immediately the need of your soul to heal.
    -- Gary Zukav

    #Single Mom #Soul #Encounters

  • Following your feelings will lead you to their source. Only through emotions can you encounter the force field of your own soul.
    -- Gary Zukav

    #Soul #Feelings #Encounters

  • Whenever a man encounters a woman in a mood he doesn't understand, he wants to know if she's tired.
    -- George Jean Nathan

    #Tired #Men #Encounters

  • we can search for and attain to only one being, that one which was given us, which is within us and which awaits its birth from ourselves. Each day I feel that I leave myself a little more, the better to go toward my encounter with myself.
    -- Georgette Leblanc

    #Encounters #Each Day #Littles

  • The nature of encounter operations required of the commanders limitless initiative and constant readiness to take the responsibility for military actions.
    -- Georgy Zhukov

    #Military #Responsibility #Encounters

  • Many cognitive psychologists see the brain as a computer. But every single brain is absolutely individual, both in its development and in the way it encounters the world.
    -- Gerald Edelman

    #Brain #Encounters #Development

  • Something in the world forces us to think. This something is an object not of recognition but of a fundamental encounter.
    -- Gilles Deleuze

    #Thinking #Encounters #Fundamentals

  • The conditions of a true critique and a true creation are the same: the destruction of an image of thought which presupposes itself and the genesis of the act of thinking in thought itself. Something in the world forces us to think. This something is an object not of recognition but of a fundamental encounter
    -- Gilles Deleuze

    #Thinking #Encounters #Fundamentals

  • Problems are invitations. They allow us to have encounters and experiences that enable us to discover who God is for us.
    -- Graham Cooke

    #Encounters #Who God Is #Problem

  • I see something - some conjunction of forms - which dominates all others. There is a sudden recognition that in what I have been looking at there is contained a unique series of rhythms... A shiver down the spine arrives to prove the validity of such an encounter.
    -- Graham Sutherland

    #Unique #Encounters #Recognition

  • Here we encounter two conflicting concepts with which we must come to grips in our time: the idea of national solidarity and the idea of international cooperation.
    -- Gustav Stresemann

    #Ideas #Two #Encounters

  • The complete encounter with the Lord will mark an end to history, but it will take place in history.
    -- Gustavo Gutiérrez

    #Encounters #Lord #Ends

  • It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.
    -- Guy de Maupassant

    #Encounters #Life Worth Living

  • Genuine and true love is so rare that when you encounter it in any form, it's a wonderful thing, to be utterly cherished in whatever form it takes.
    -- Gwendoline Christie

    #True Love #Love Is #Encounters

  • Be fervent in God, and let nothing grieve you, whatever you encounter.
    -- Hadewijch

    #Grieving #Encounters

  • Prior to an individual's encounter with the love of God at a particular time in history, however, there has to be another, more fundamental and archetypal encounter, which belongs to the conditions of possibility of the appearance of divine love to man.
    -- Hans Urs von Balthasar

    #Men #Encounters #God Love

  • Chance encounters are what keep us going.
    -- Haruki Murakami

    #Life #Encounters #Chance

  • If on your journey you should encounter GOD, GOD will be cut
    -- Hattori Hanzo

    #Cutting #Journey #Encounters

  • Vlad had found himself longing to encounter those of his own kind, to travel to the streets of Elysia-that far away world, but after a while it seemed more of a fairy tale than anything else. Like Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, only with fangs.
    -- Heather Brewer

    #World #Santa #Encounters

  • Solitude is the place of purification and transformation, the place of the great struggle and the great encounter.
    -- Henri Nouwen

    #Struggle #Solitude #Encounters

  • When God spoke to Moses and others in the Old Testament, those events were encounters with God. An encounter with Jesus was an encounter with God for the disciples. In the same way an encounter with the Holy Spirit is an encounter with God for you.
    -- Henry Blackaby

    #Jesus #Encounters #Events

  • The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be.
    -- Horace Bushnell

    #Inspirational #Encounters #Significant

  • We are moving rapidly into a world in which the spying machinery is built into every object we encounter.
    -- Howard Rheingold

    #Moving #Encounters #World

  • If we trace origins of anarchism in the United States, then probably Henry David Thoreau is the closest you can come to an early American anarchist. You do not really encounter anarchism until after the Civil War, when you have European anarchists, especially German anarchists, coming to the United States. They actually begin to organize. The first time that anarchism has an organized force and becomes publicly known in the United States is in Chicago at the time of Haymarket Affair.
    -- Howard Zinn

    #War #Chicago #Encounters

  • Psychotherapy is a cyclical process from isolation into relationship. It is cyclical because the patient, in terror of existential isolation, relates deeply and meaningfully to the therapist and then, strengthened by this encounter, is led back again to a confrontation with existential isolation.
    -- Irvin D. Yalom

    #Encounters #Patient #Isolation

  • As beautiful as the chance encounter of a sewing machine and an umbrella on an operating table.
    -- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

    #Beauty #Beautiful #Encounters

  • Death's an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew.
    -- Ivan Turgenev

    #Encounters #Individual #Jokes

  • Slenderman can invoke memory loss in all but the most resolute - you could have already had a Slenderman encounter and not remember it.
    -- Jack Goldstein

    #Memories #Loss #Encounters

  • Worship is about encounter-coming into God's presence
    -- Jack W. Hayford

    #Encounters #Worship

  • Futurism is almost like a vaccination. You inject a little bit of a denatured pathogen to prepare your body in case you encounter it for real.
    -- Jamais Cascio

    #Real #Encounters #Body

  • The circumstances which a man encounters with suffering are the result of his own mental inharmony.
    -- James Allen

    #Men #Suffering #Encounters

  • Success is usually earned by persevering and not becoming discouraged when we encounter challenges.
    -- James E. Faust

    #Challenges #Encounters #Becoming