Perspective quotes

  • Future generations may or may not judge Wittgenstein to be one of the great philosophers. Even if they do not, however, he is sure always to count as one of the great personalities of philosophy. From our perspective it is easy to mistake one for the other; which he is time will tell.
    -- A.C. Grayling

    #Philosophy #Mistake #Perspective

  • Humor and absurdism are inevitable. If you look at our current massive flow of consumer products and digital communication and related media from a sort of astute perspective and carefully state what you see you can't help but sounding like you're joking.
    -- Aaron Belz

    #Communication #Media #Perspective

  • As applied to substance abuse, the cognitive approach helps individuals to come to grips with the problems leading to emotional distress and to gain a broader perspective on their reliance on drugs for pleasure and/or relief from discomfort.
    -- Aaron T. Beck

    #Emotional #Perspective #Drug

  • What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Change #Perspective #Awakening

  • Adultism leads to a phenomenon of little adults, who are young people who are treated as adults-in-the-making. A non-discriminatory perspective would be to treat children and youth as whole and complete people right now.
    -- Adam Fletcher

    #Children #People #Perspective

  • Modeling is a tough job, your co-workers are your rivals, it really puts a damper on your perspective of other girls.
    -- Adriana Lima

    #Girl #Jobs #Perspective

  • On the last album, I didn't want to disturb the melody with too many stories. This time, I wanted to know if I was able to create images with words, with the sound of words.(...) I think that’s a good thing when the one who is listening, is feeling it in a different way that the one who creates. We are all listening with different perspectives.(...) I don’t want to impose my subjectivity to the listener.
    -- Agnes Obel

    #Thinking #Perspective #Feelings

  • Something gets lost when you translate. It's hard to keep straight. Perspective is every thing.
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Perspective #Lost #Translate

  • The dominance of short-term perspectives has led to routine decisions in the markets that sacrifice the long-term buildup of genuine value in pursuit of artificial, short-term gains.
    -- Al Gore

    #Sacrifice #Long #Perspective

  • The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.
    -- Al Neuharth

    #Differences #Perspective #Mountain

  • When you look at the Moon, you think, ‘I’m really small. What are my problems?’ It sets things into perspective. We should all look at the Moon a bit more often.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Moon #Thinking #Perspective

  • Our sadness won’t be of the searing kind but more like a blend of joy and melancholy: joy at the perfection we see before us, melancholy at an awareness of how seldom we are sufficiently blessed to encounter anything of its kind. The flawless object throws into perspective the mediocrity that surrounds it. We are reminded of the way we would wish things always to be and of how incomplete our lives remain.
    -- Alain de Botton

    #Blessed #Sadness #Perspective

  • You change the past when you change the way you see it.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Past #Perspective #Way

  • You do get really exhausted doing films. You work such long hours, and after a while, things can get out of perspective, just like if anyone's tired, things get on top of them.
    -- Alan Cumming

    #Tired #Long #Perspective

  • Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Wisdom #Perspective

  • A change in perspective is worth 80 IQ points. Perspective is worth 80 IQ points. Point of view is worth 80 IQ points
    -- Alan Kay

    #Views #Perspective #Point Of View

  • The Declaration of Independence summarizes the civic principles of American life. It agrees with this biblical perspective when it affirms that we are all created equal and endowed by the Creator, God, with our unalienable rights.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Biblical #Rights #Perspective

  • One reason I can be more tolerant than most is that as a therapist I have the advantage of information about my patients that most people are not privy to. And I discover that we rarely if ever see the totality of another in ordinary social intercourse. When an individual appears mean and lazy, we are only seeing one part of the person, elicited by a particular set of circumstances on a particular day, and we do well to wait a while before concluding that what we see is the whole person.
    -- Alan Loy McGinnis

    #Mean #Perspective #People

  • You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN.
    -- Alan Perlis

    #Attitude #Perspective #Vitality

  • The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. We will not solve the problems of the world from the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. More than anything else, this new century demands new thinking: We must change our materially based analyses of the world around us to include broader, more multidimensional perspectives.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Thinking #Perspective #Faithful

  • Is not about creating an object. It is about creating a perspective.
    -- Albert Paley

    #Creating #Perspective

  • So I think that is from the European perspective, for the European future, this engagement can be one of the most important and effective decisions in the last 50 years maybe.
    -- Aleksander Kwasniewski

    #Thinking #Years #Perspective

  • Dream life, I realized, was only confusing when you were awake. It was from the perspective of waking life that dream life seemed fractured and lacking consequence, lacking any certainty that one thing led to another. But from within dream life, the world was generally coherent. Not exactly an unconfusing world-just no more confusing than any other.
    -- Alex Garland

    #Dream #Perspective #Confusing

  • It slightly depends on your perspective, sort of how you look at these things, but when I sit down to write a script, I'm not planning to write a script; I'm planning to make a film, and so I only see the script as being just a step there.
    -- Alex Garland

    #Writing #Perspective #Looks

  • Many of my books are written from a female perspective. I rather enjoy the take that women have on the world, and certainly I enjoy the conversations that women have.
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Book #Perspective #Female

  • In order to educate man to a new longing, everyday familiar objects must be shown to him with totally unexpected perspectives and in unexpected situations. New objects should be depicted from different sides in order to provide a complete impression of the object.
    -- Alexander Rodchenko

    #Men #Order #Perspective

  • Most of us would protest that of course we love our children without any strings attached. But what counts is how things look from the perspective of the children
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #Children #Perspective #Looks

  • Strip away all the assumptions about what competition is supposed to do, all the claims in its behalf that we accept and repeat reflexively. What you have left is the essence of the concept: mutually exclusive goal attainment (MEGA). One person succeeds only if another does not. From this uncluttered perspective, it seems clear right away that something is drastically wrong with such an arrangement. How can we do our best when we are spending our energies trying to make others lose--and fearing that they will make us lose?
    -- Alfie Kohn

    #Essence #Goal #Perspective

  • The observation of others is coloured by our inability to observe ourselves impartially. We can never be impartial about anything until we can be impartial about our own organism.
    -- Alfred Richard Orage

    #Perspective #Inability #Observation

  • Here's the thing about luck...you don't know if it's good or bad until you have some perspective.
    -- Alice Hoffman

    #Good Luck #Perspective #Luck

  • It was probably right after I made my comeback - after retiring post-2008 Olympics - when I finally felt more at ease with my body. Being away from the sport helped put things in perspective.
    -- Alicia Sacramone

    #Sports #Perspective #Ease

  • To reenchant nature is not merely to gain a new perspective for its integrity and well-being; it is to throw open the doors to a deeper level of existence.
    -- Alister E. McGrath

    #Integrity #Doors #Perspective

  • Food, medicine, beauty, and love. When we talk about them in English, they seem so different from each other. But looking at them from another perspective, they are not so different. Good food is a part of good health. Good health leads to good looks. Love surrounds it all. When we feed or heal, we share love. When we love and are loved, we are beautiful.
    -- Alma Hogan Snell

    #Beautiful #Medicine #Perspective

  • The largest challenge that we face, from my perspective, is the ability to continue moving forward so the agency will have a single mission: that is, to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing.
    -- Alphonso Jackson

    #Moving Forward #Agency #Perspective

  • Change is the process by which the future invades our lives, and it is important to look at it closely, not merely from the grand perspectives of history, but also from the vantage point of the living, breathing individuals who experience it.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Change #Breathing #Perspective

  • Feast, n. A festival. A religious celebration usually signalized by gluttony and drunkenness, frequently in honor of some holy person distinguished for abstemiousness.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Religious #Perspective #Honor

  • As a child, I didn't know what I didn't have. I'm thankful for the challenges early on in my life because now I have a perspective on the world and kind of know what's important.
    -- America Ferrera

    #Children #Perspective #Challenges

  • The perspective is more important than the perception
    -- Amit Abraham

    #Perspective #Perception #Important

  • Ourselves are cosmic and capacious beyond conjecture, and to experience some notion of the planetary perspective is the richest income from travelling. It takes all to inform and educate all. Sallies forth from our cramped firesides into other homes, other hearts, are wonderfully wholesome and enlarging. Travel opens prospects on all sides, widens our horizon, liberates the mind from geographical and conventional limitations, from local prejudices and national, showing the globe in its differing climates, zones, and latitudes of intelligence.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Home #Heart #Perspective

  • If nothing changes, you will have to put your disappointment in perspective.
    -- Amy Dickinson

    #Disappointment #Women #Perspective

  • My feelings are Yevgeny Kafelnikov should take his prize money when he is done here and go and buy some perspective.
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Perspective #Tennis #Feelings

  • I've been criticized for not having perspective in the past and I thought that of myself many times but not there.
    -- Andre Agassi

    #Past #Perspective

  • If you intend to make a living at drawing, by all means learn it [the rules of perspective] now, and do not have them bothering you and your work for the rest of your life.
    -- Andrew Loomis

    #Mean #Drawing #Perspective

  • No matter how solid or structured or set you think you are, there is, you know, a very thin line keeping us all from sort of chaos, in some perspective. And you know, I don't view that really as a negative thing at all, but it just is the truth.
    -- Andrew McMahon

    #Thinking #Views #Perspective

  • After a devastating loss, your whole perspective shifts, and you're kind of in a blank space. You feel like on one side nothing matters, and on the other side a freedom because nothing matters.
    -- Andrew Shue

    #Loss #Space #Perspective

  • Keep your head and heart clear. Perspective can just as easily be lost as it can be found.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Heart #Perspective #Lost

  • One way to define wisdom is the ability to see, into the future, the consequences of your choices in the present. That ability can give you a completely different perspective on what the future might look like.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Wisdom #Giving #Perspective

  • Remember, whatever you focus upon, increases...When you focus on the things you need, you'll find those needs increasing. If you concentrate your thoughts on what you don't have, you will soon be concentrating on other things that you had forgotten you don't have-and feel worse! If you set your mind on loss, you are more likely to lose...But a grateful perspective brings happiness and abundance into a person's life.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Grateful #Loss #Perspective

  • Whatever you focus upon, increases......When you focus on the things you need, you'll find those needs increasing......A grateful perspective brings happiness and abundance into a person's life.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Grateful #Perspective #Focus

  • A grateful perspective brings happiness and abundance into a person's life.
    -- Andy Andrews

    #Grateful #Perspective #Abundance

  • The woman's perspective is like the dark side of the moon: it always exists, but it is never exposed, at least not in my culture.
    -- Ang Lee

    #Dark #Moon #Perspective

  • I think it’s the right moment to talk about it because it is part of a revolutionary perspective - how can we not only discover more compassionate relations with human beings but how can we develop compassionate relations with the other creatures with whom we share this planet and that would mean challenging the whole capitalist industrial form of food production.
    -- Angela Davis

    #Mean #Thinking #Perspective

  • Life gets more interesting as it goes on. It becomes fuller because there is perspective there.
    -- Ann Dowd

    #Interesting #Perspective #Goes On

  • The longer we stay in a violating situation, the more traumatized we become. If we don't act on our own behalf, we will lose spirit, resourcefulness, energy, health, perspective, and resilience. We must take ourselves out of violating situations for the sake of our own wholeness.
    -- Anne Katherine

    #Perspective #Resilience #Energy

  • One of the things we often miss in succession planning is that it should be gradual and thoughtful, with lots of sharing of information and knowledge and perspective, so that it's almost a non-event when it happens.
    -- Anne M. Mulcahy

    #Thoughtful #Perspective #Missing

  • One moment the world is as it is. The next, it is something entirely different. Something it has never been before.
    -- Anne Rice

    #Perspective #Perception #Different

  • Sometimes a little near death experience helps them put things into perspective.
    -- Anne Shropshire

    #Death #Perspective #Dying

  • You do not have to sit outside in the dark. If, however, you want to look at the stars, you will find that darkness is necessary. But the stars neither require nor demand it.
    -- Annie Dillard

    #Stars #Dark #Perspective

  • The artist has to make the viewer understand that his world is too narrow, he has to open up to new perspectives.
    -- Antoni Tapies

    #Artist #Perspective #Experience

  • I think the perspective that small-town directors bring to films is very different.
    -- Anurag Kashyap

    #Thinking #Perspective #Towns

  • You need only examine your present situation to discover unlimited resources and opportunities.
    -- Ari Kiev

    #Opportunity #Perspective #Needs

  • The human race's prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves.
    -- Arnold J. Toynbee

    #Anger #Race #Perspective

  • The realisation that our small planet is only one of many worlds gives mankind the perspective it needs to realise sooner that our own world belongs to all its creatures.
    -- Arthur C. Clarke

    #Giving #Perspective #Needs

  • If we are to have broad-thinking men and women of high mentality, of good physique and with a true perspective on life, we must allow our populace a communion with nature in areas of more or less wilderness condition.
    -- Arthur Carhart

    #Men #Thinking #Perspective

  • The accumulation of facts, even if interesting in themselves, should not constitute the main part of education; these facts, whether they be of classical learning or knick-knacks of history, will be of little use unless the mind has been trained to see them in proper perspective.
    -- Arthur Lynch

    #Education #Interesting #Perspective

  • Keep the problems of clients and prospects confidential. Divulge information only with their consent.
    -- Arthur Nielsen

    #Perspective #Information #Clients

  • The scientific perspective of the world, especially the living world, inexorably impresses on us a dynamic picture of the world of entities and structures involved in continuous and incessant change and in process without ceasing.
    -- Arthur Peacocke

    #Perspective #World #Structure

  • A book and a movie are different animals. You need a cinematic perspective to be involved in the motion pictures. And this is something I lack.
    -- Ashwin Sanghi

    #Book #Animal #Perspective

  • I would never do a commercial for something that is embarrassing, and I think that people maybe have a different perspective on what is embarrassing or not. Some people think doing a Revlon hair commercial is really cool. To me, that's embarrassing, but World of Warcraft - not embarrassing, very cool.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Thinking #Hair #Perspective

  • I need geometry to set the grammar of the image expressive language . The structural skeleton, the composition and the geometric layout provide a perspective from which one can read the image; otherwise we would do what Dadaists did when they put words in a little bag and then took them out at random in order to compose a poem.
    -- Augusto De Luca

    #Skeletons #Order #Perspective

  • SUSTAINABLE PEACE IS POSSIBLE ONLY WITH WOMEN'S FULL PARTICIPATION, their perspectives, their leadership, their daily, equal presence wherever we seek to make and keep the peace.
    -- Ban Ki-moon

    #Perspective #Equal #Participation

  • Deep down, fundamentally, we are the 'unborn'. We never came into being and we never go out of being. All of these coming and goings are just pulses in the pattern
    -- Bankei Yotaku

    #Perspective #Pulse #Patterns

  • I'm very consistent about spending time with family. And when you have dinner with your daughters - they'll keep you in your place and they'll teach you something about perspective.
    -- Barack Obama

    #Daughter #Perspective #Dinner

  • Positive people are able to maintain a broader perspective and see the big picture which helps them identify solutions where as negative people maintain a narrower perspective and tend to focus on problems.
    -- Barbara Fredrickson

    #People #Perspective #Focus

  • the novel is inherently a political instrument, regardless of its subject. It invites you - more than invites you, induces you - to live inside another person's skin. It creates empathy. And that's the antidote to bigotry. The novel doesn't just tell you about another life, which is what a newspaper would do. It makes you live another life, inhabit another perspective. And that's very important.
    -- Barbara Kingsolver

    #Perspective #Empathy #Political

  • The past was always there, lived inside of you, and it helped to make you who you were. But it had to be placed in perspective. The past could not dominate the future.
    -- Barbara Taylor Bradford

    #Letting Go #Past #Perspective

  • In the midst of events there is no perspective.
    -- Barbara Tuchman

    #Perspective #Events #Midst

  • Capitalism works better from every perspective when the economic decision makers are forced to share power with those who will be affected by those decisions.
    -- Barney Frank

    #Power #Perspective #Decision

  • A boat is the hardest think I know of to put into perspective. It is so much like a human figure, there is something alive about it.
    -- Barry S. Strauss

    #Thinking #Perspective #Alive

  • When people look only at the surface and that satisfies them and they think from that surface they see, that is to be truly blind.
    -- Beah Richards

    #Thinking #People #Perspective

  • I had used my sense of humor; I had called it proportion, perspective. But perspective is distance.
    -- Bel Kaufman

    #Distance #Perspective #Sense Of Humor

  • Justice demands integrity. It’s to have a moral universe — not only know what is right or wrong but to put things in perspective, weigh things. Justice is different from violence and retribution; it requires complex accounting.
    -- Bell Hooks

    #Integrity #Justice #Perspective

  • I never really thought of myself as a beefcake kind of guy.
    -- Ben Affleck

    #Perspective #Guy #Kind

  • Creativity is just learning to do something with a different perspective.
    -- Benjamin Carson

    #Creativity #Perspective #Different

  • When the outlook is steeped in pessimism, I remind myself, "Two and two still make four, and you can't keep humankind down for long."
    -- Bernard Baruch

    #Two #Perspective #Long

  • It makes sense that whatever the topic is, it's more compelling if you can provide the audience with a range of perspectives, and you can cross disciplines. And you don't have to control what people take out of it.
    -- Bernice Johnson Reagon

    #Perspective #Discipline #People

  • Compassion can drive us to do amazing things and give us perspective.
    -- Bethany Hamilton

    #Compassion #Giving #Perspective

  • I try not to drink too much because when I'm drunk, I bite.
    -- Bette Midler

    #Drinking #Drunk #Perspective

  • It's the Point of Your View that Decides What You See - / One Man's Flop Is Another Man's Hit. / From Manners to Movies, the Picture Keeps Changing / Depending Upon Where You Sit.
    -- Bette Midler

    #Men #Views #Perspective

  • I see my subject as an orchestration of shapes, patterns, shade, cast shadows, tonal groupings and aerial perspective.
    -- Bill Luff

    #Perspective #Shadow #Shapes

  • You always hear that tragedies put sports in perspective, that they prove we shouldn't care this much about the successes and failures of a bunch of wealthy strangers. I'm going the other way - sometimes, sports put everything else in perspective.
    -- Bill Simmons

    #Sports #Perspective #Tragedy

  • It's no longer just reporting the headlines of the day, but trying to put the headlines into some context and to add some perspective into what they mean.
    -- Bob Schieffer

    #Mean #Perspective #Trying

  • I never thought I would get married and have kids. I thought I was going to be a gypsy actor, traveling all over the world playing the great roles. I ended up having a kid very young, and it put things in perspective.
    -- Bobby Cannavale

    #Kids #Perspective #Roles

  • Perspective is the cure for depression.
    -- Bono

    #Perspective #Cures

  • We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.
    -- Bono

    #Thoughtful #Perspective #Answers

  • People who consider themselves political, who follow political developments most rigorously, are often those who view the political process with the greatest lack of perspective.
    -- Boyd Rice

    #Views #People #Perspective

  • When you are born without the ordinary feelings and emotions shared by most other human beings, life looks different to you. It seems at times like a movie you’re walking through, more a spectator than a participant. There is above all a lack of empathy with most of mankind, a sense of detachment. But with detachment comes perspective. The less you care, the more you know, and the more you know the less you care.
    -- Boyd Rice

    #Perspective #Empathy #Feelings

  • Your role is to do and say the things that need to be done and said from your unique perspective.
    -- Brad Warner

    #Unique #Perspective #Needs

  • Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning and purpose to our lives.
    -- Brené Brown

    #Motivational #Compassion #Perspective

  • A brain hemorrhage puts it all in a deeper perspective. I'm one of those guys hit by lightning. I see the big picture. Everything is in perspective now. Let's just say I'm the kind of guy who knows how to enjoy the moment.
    -- Bret Michaels

    #Perspective #Guy #Brain