Realization quotes

  • Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.
    -- A. Bartlett Giamatti

    #Art #Teaching #Realization

  • Anyone who is steady in his determination for the advanced stage of spiritual realization and can equally tolerate the onslaughts of distress and happiness is certainly a person eligible for liberation.
    -- A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

    #Spiritual #Determination #Realization

  • Attachment to the Divine leads to detachment from the mind. This leads to the realization that the nature of the Seer and the Divine are the same.
    -- A. G. Mohan

    #Attachment #Mind #Realization

  • I think one of the defining moments of adulthood is the realization that nobody's going to take care of you. That you have to do the heavy lifting while you're here. And when you don't, well, you suffer the consequences.
    -- Adam Savage

    #Thinking #Suffering #Realization

  • We must become expressions of, not consumers of, realization.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Expression #Realization #Consumers

  • The realization of justice is, in the actual state of things, a matter of life or death for society and for civilisation itself.
    -- African Spir

    #Justice #Realization #Matter

  • So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Loving Yourself #Self Love #Realization

  • The realization that life is absurd cannot be an end, but only a beginning.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Realization #Life Is #Absurd

  • What really matters is that we should all of us realize that we are guilty of inhumanity. The horror of this realization should shakes us out of our lethargy so that we can direct our hopes and our intentions to the coming of an era in which war will have no place.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #War #Realization #Matter

  • There would never be any room in her for anything else. No room for anything but the realization of what she had done.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Done #Realization #Rooms

  • I love contrast in music. Being inspired by classical, actually - in high school especially - classical and metal both, I remember having this cool realization that they are really similar. It's just different instrumentation.
    -- Amy Lee

    #School #Different #Realization

  • To the woman with the least intelligence, there must come, at some time or other, the realization that housework is animal work and that there are other occupations in the world a thousand times more refined, more enriching, for which she is also suited and to which she has a right.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Animal #Realization #World

  • The Republic may not give wealth or happiness, she has not promised these. It is the freedom to pursue these, not their realization, we can claim.
    -- Andrew Carnegie

    #Giving #Democracy #Realization

  • True happiness comes from the realization that God has already made available everything we will ever need.
    -- Angela Burt-Murray

    #Needs #Realization #True Happiness

  • The more aspiration is partial realization.
    -- Anna Cora Mowatt

    #Realization #Aspiration

  • I get to tell my truth. I get to seek meaning and realization. I get to live fully, wildly, imperfectly. That's why I'm alive. And all I actually have to offer as a writer is my version of life. Every single thing that has happened to me is mine.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Realization #Alive #Offers

  • World peace is the most essential outer realization of our time.
    -- Anodea Judith

    #Peace #Essentials #Realization

  • There is nothing new in the realization that the Constitution sometimes insulates the criminality of a few in order to protect the privacy of us all.
    -- Antonin Scalia

    #Order #Liberty #Realization

  • To separate journalism and poetry, therefore-history and poetry-to set them up at opposite ends of the world of discourse, is to separate seeing from the feel of seeing, emotion from the acting of emotion, knowledge from the realization of knowledge.
    -- Archibald MacLeish

    #Opposites #Acting #Realization

  • For myself, faith begins with a realization that a supreme intelligence brought the universe into being and created man. It is not difficult for me to have this faith, for it is incontrovertible that where there is a plan there is intelligence--an orderly, unfolding universe testifies to the truth of the most majestic statement ever uttered--'In the beginning God.'
    -- Arthur Compton

    #Men #Realization #Majestic

  • Growing in grace is a deepening realization of our nothingness; it is a heartfelt recognition that we are not worthy of the least of God's mercies.
    -- Arthur W. Pink

    #Grace #Heartfelt #Realization

  • Without white South Africa realizing what it had done - and on the basis of that realization having the courage to ask for forgiveness - there can really be no significant movement.
    -- Athol Fugard

    #White #Done #Realization

  • Achievements of life are momentary, but realizations are longer lasting.
    -- Avtarjeet Singh Dhanjal

    #Achievement #Realization #Revelations

  • It is through the body that everything comes to the mind. It is through and with your body that you have to reach realization of being a spark of divinity. How can we neglect the temple of the spirit?
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Mind #Temples #Realization

  • Who realizes what? That is realization.
    -- Baba Hari Dass

    #Realization #Spirituality #Realizing

  • I came to a clear internal realization that there was nothing I could do as a separated self that would ever fulfill me.
    -- Barbara Marx Hubbard

    #Oneness #Self #Realization

  • True, when you behold Damascus from the Salahiyeh, the last slope of the Anti-Lebanon, it is the realization of all that you have dreamed of Oriental splendor; the world has no picture more dazzling. It is Beauty carried to the Sublime, as I have felt when overlooking some boundless forest of palms within the tropics.
    -- Bayard Taylor

    #Sublime #Realization #World

  • The awesome part about The Book of Awesome is the realization that if you enjoy the simple moments in your life, you will be happier.
    -- Ben Huh

    #Book #Simple #Realization

  • I've come to the realization that a lot of our problems are because of a dearth of spiritual values.
    -- Benjamin Spock

    #Spiritual #Realization #Problem

  • One of the best things about being an adult is the realization that you can share with your sister and still have plenty for yourself.
    -- Betsy Z. Cohen

    #Sister #Adults #Realization

  • In the face of impermanence, if your next thought is good, this is what we call the realization body.
    -- Bill Porter

    #Realization #Body #Next

  • We are not actually in charge of life, yet we behave as if we are the masters of our own destiny. The realization of this fact is quite a hard one. The ridiculousness of our pomposity and presumption can only result in anger or humor.
    -- Billy Childish

    #Destiny #Realization #Facts

  • Get to Know Yourself Once you start getting acquainted with yourselves, finding out who you are and where you belong and who your relatives are, spiritually speaking as well as in the earthly frame of reference, you come to the astounding, overwhelming realization that you are a child of God-that you belong to Him, that He is your Father. He is our Father.
    -- Boyd K. Packer

    #Children #Father #Realization

  • Dedication, absolute dedication, is what keeps one ahead. A sort of indomitable obsessive dedication and the realization that there is no end or limit to this because life is simply an ever-growing process, an ever-renewing process.
    -- Bruce Lee

    #Dedication #Realization #Growing

  • Satori - in the awakening from a dream. Awakening and self-realization and seeing into one's own being - these are synonymous.
    -- Bruce Lee

    #Dream #Self #Realization

  • Self-realization is not complete until it lives in action.
    -- Byron Katie

    #Self #Realization #Action

  • Beware of those who weep with realization, for they have realized nothing.
    -- Carlos Castaneda


  • You might want to lie down," Magnus advised. "I find that it helps when the crushing sense of horrible realization sets in.
    -- Cassandra Clare

    #Crush #Lying #Realization

  • For your born writer, nothing is so healing as the realization that he has come upon the right word.
    -- Catherine Drinker Bowen

    #Healing #Writing #Realization

  • Most philosophies wrap their seekers in a strict belief system. By virtue of what they include, they exclude everything else, especially some vital realizations. Periodically revising our philosophy of life as we live it is, therefore, a critically valuable exercise.
    -- Charles Bates

    #Philosophy #Exercise #Realization

  • The reveries of the dreamer advance his hopes, but not their realization. One good hour of earnest work is worth them all.
    -- Christian Nestell Bovee

    #Work #Dreamer #Realization

  • There was no active, conscious decision-making point, just a gradual realization over time that I'm very happy minus children and marriage.
    -- Cindy Gallop

    #Children #Decision #Realization

  • Self-realization is great.
    -- Corey Feldman

    #Self #Realization #Self Realization

  • There are compensations for growing older. One is the realization that to be sporting isn't at all necessary. It is a great relief to reach this stage of wisdom.
    -- Cornelia Otis Skinner

    #Age #Relief #Realization

  • Ultimately, all human activities have as their goal the realization of happiness. Why, then, have we ended up producing the opposite result? Could the underlying cause be our failure to correctly understand the true nature of happiness?
    -- Daisaku Ikeda

    #Opposites #Goal #Realization

  • The greatest lesson came with the realization that good food cannot be reduced to single ingredients. It requires a web of relationships to support it.
    -- Dan Barber

    #Support #Realization #Lessons

  • As he flushed, an unexpected realization hit him. This is the Pope's toilet, he thought. I just took a leak in the Pope's toilet. He had to chuckle. The Holy Throne.
    -- Dan Brown

    #Thrones #Realization #Toilets

  • Freedom from mental distraction equals power. Body mind masters eventually come to the realization that this and every moment, on or off the field, is the moment of truth.
    -- Dan Millman

    #Mind #Realization #Body

  • I now find peace in the realization that countless potential masterpieces happen each moment the world over and go unphotographed. The world owes a great debt to all those who have, from a state of exceptional awareness, preserved stillness for us to hold.
    -- Dan Winters

    #Realization #Debt #World

  • There's no shame in enjoying a quiet life. And that's been the realization of the past few years for me.
    -- Daniel Radcliffe

    #Past #Years #Realization

  • Few things are as encouraging as the realization that things can be different and that we have a role in making them so.
    -- Daniel Taylor

    #Different #Roles #Realization

  • The realization that you can't predict the future -- and mold it -- could only come as a shock to an academic.
    -- David Harsanyi

    #Mold #Realization #Academic

  • Faith is the realization that God's pleasure in you will never be based upon your performance for him.
    -- David Platt

    #Realization #Pleasure #Performances

  • Research: the distance between an idea and its realization.
    -- David Sarnoff

    #Distance #Ideas #Realization

  • He knows what He is doing with me. I cannot always understand His way, but I am content in the realization that He knows what is best. That is surrender.
    -- Daya Mata

    #God #Realization #Way

  • One of the most scariest thing in life,is when you come to the realization that the only thing that can save you,is...yourself Demi lovato
    -- Demi Lovato

    #Inspirational #Realization #Life Is

  • To accept the truth of who you really are takes nothing short of realization. You have to see the diamond for yourself.
    -- Dennis Merzel

    #Acceptance #Realization #Accepting

  • What good are thoughts and emotions-in fact all of our experiences-if not to increase our realization?
    -- Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

    #Mind #Realization #Facts

  • Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardheaded realization, based on five thousand years of experience, that we cannot entrust the management of our lives to kings, priests, politicians, generals, and county commissioners.
    -- Edward Abbey

    #Kings #Years #Realization

  • An easygoing person is probably more accessible to the realization of eternity--the endless flow of life and death--than one who takes his prospects and duties overseriously. It is the overserious who are truly frivolous.
    -- Eric Hoffer

    #Life And Death #Realization #Flow

  • How much easier is self-sacrifice than self-realization!
    -- Eric Hoffer

    #Sacrifice #Self #Realization

  • At that moment of realization I knew that I had been blind because I had wished not to see; it was only then that I realised, at last, that all these dead men, French and Germans, were brothers, and I was the brother of them all.
    -- Ernst Toller

    #Brother #Men #Realization

  • Ten thousand times has the labor movement stumbled and bruised itself. We have been enjoined by the courts, assaulted by thugs, charged by the militia, traduced by the press, frowned upon in public opinion, and deceived by politicians. 'But notwithstanding all this and all these, labor is today the most vital and potential power this planet has ever known, and its historic mission is as certain of ultimate realization as is the setting of the sun.
    -- Eugene V. Debs

    #Thug #Public Opinion #Realization

  • Labor is today the most vital and potential power this planet has ever known, and its historic mission is as certain of ultimate realization as is the setting of the sun
    -- Eugene V. Debs

    #Today #Sun #Realization

  • True ornament is not a matter of prettifying externals. It is organic with the structure it adorns, whether a person, a building, or a park. At its best it is an emphasis of structure, a realization in graceful terms of the nature of that which is ornamented
    -- Frank Lloyd Wright

    #Ornaments #Realization #Matter

  • True religion is the realization of truth.
    -- Franz Hartmann

    #Realization #True Religion

  • One of the key insights of the systems approach has been the realization that the network is a pattern that is common to all life. Wherever we see life, we see networks.
    -- Fritjof Capra

    #Keys #Patterns #Realization

  • Each of us has some unique capability waiting for realization. Every person is valuable in his own existence, for himself alone... each of us can bring to fruition these innate, God-given abilities.
    -- George H. Bender

    #Unique #Waiting #Realization

  • Each of us has some unique capabilities waiting for realization.
    -- George H. Bender

    #Unique #Waiting #Realization

  • So it's really a process of actually having a realization of God, which all becomes clear with the expanded state of consciousness that develops when you chant.
    -- George Harrison

    #Realization #Consciousness #States

  • An ideal cannot wait for its realization to prove its validity.
    -- George Santayana

    #Waiting #Realization #Prove It

  • A lecture is much more of a dialogue than many of you probably realize.
    -- George Wald

    #Realization #Lectures #Realizing

  • Set aside the many competing explanations of the Big Bang; something made an entire cosmos out of nothing. It is this realization-that something transcendent started it all-which has hard-science types...using terms like 'miracle.'
    -- Gregg Easterbrook

    #Miracle #Realization #Bangs

  • Just as counterpoint and harmony follow their own laws, and differ in rhythm and movement, both formal tensions and color tensions have a development of their own in accordance with the inherent laws from which they are separately derived. Both, however, aim toward the realization of the same image. And both deal with the depth problem.
    -- Hans Hofmann

    #Color #Law #Realization

  • The art of pictorial creation is so complicated - it is so astronomical in its possibilities of relation and combination that it would take an act of super-human concentration to explain the final realization
    -- Hans Hofmann

    #Art #Finals #Realization

  • The realization that reason and anti-reason, sense and nonsense, design and chance, consciousness and unconsciousness, belong together as necessary parts of a whole - this was the central message of Dada.
    -- Hans Richter

    #Design #Together #Realization

  • Laissez faire (in its full true meaning) opens the way to the realization of the noble dreams of socialism.
    -- Henry George

    #Dream #Noble #Realization

  • The sense of community is full self-realization.
    -- Herbert J. Muller

    #Self #Community #Realization

  • In mysteries what we know, and our realization of what we do not know, proceed together; the larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. It is like the quantum world, where the more we understand its formalism, the stranger that world becomes.
    -- Huston Smith

    #Islands #Together #Realization

  • Whosoever is determined to seek guidance and follow a path of right conduct must search for a shaykh from amongst those who have realization, one who follows a path methodically, who has abandoned his passions, and who has firmly established his feet in the service of his Lord.
    -- Ibn Ata Allah

    #Passion #Feet #Realization

  • The real is only one realization of the possible.
    -- Ilya Prigogine

    #Real #Realization

  • The American mind simply has not come to a realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst.
    -- J. Edgar Hoover

    #Evil #Mind #Realization

  • ONE OF THE LAST GREAT REALIZATIONS is that life will not be what you dreamed.
    -- James Salter

    #Realization #Lasts

  • There will always be humans, lots of them, who provide the data that makes the networked realization of any technology better and cheaper.
    -- Jaron Lanier

    #Technology #Data #Realization

  • It's from being melancholy and having my human down experiences that I learn, that I overcome, that I transform - and these realizations I put into song. That's what I choose to put in my backpack and carry with me around the world.
    -- Jason Mraz

    #Song #Overcoming #Realization

  • Everything about it was false. Right then, in that office, with the realization that no one knew the truth about my life, my thoughts about the world were shaken.
    -- Jay Asher

    #Office #Realization #World

  • Merely watching a romantic comedy causes relationship satisfaction to plummet. Apparently, the bitter realization that maybe it could happen to us, but it obviously hasn't and it probably never will, makes our lives seem unbearably grim in comparison.
    -- Jenna McCarthy

    #Motivation #Inspiration #Realization

  • What affected me most profoundly was the realization that the sciences of cryptography and mathematics are very elegant, pure sciences. I found that the ends for which these pure sciences are used are less elegant.
    -- Jim Sanborn

    #Realization #Cryptography #Mathematics

  • Gratitude is liberating. It is subversive. It helps us to realize that we are sufficient, and that realization frees us.
    -- Joanna Macy

    #Gratitude #Realization #Helping

  • But egoism is more than this. It is the realization by the individual that he is above all institutions and all formulas; that they exist only so far as he chooses to make them his own by accepting them.
    -- John Buchanan Robinson

    #Realization #Individual #Accepting

  • Life is a partial, continuous, progressive, multiform and conditionally interactive self-realization of the potentialities of atomic electron states.
    -- John Desmond Bernal

    #Self #Realization #Life Is

  • A poet is a combination of an instrument and a human being in one person, with the former gradually taking over the latter. The sensation of this takeover is responsible for timbre; the realization of it, for destiny.
    -- Joseph Brodsky

    #Destiny #Poetry #Realization

  • At such moments, you realize that you and the other are, in fact, one. It's a big realization. Survival is the second law of life. The first is that we are all one.
    -- Joseph Campbell

    #Law #Survival #Realization

  • Myths are the world's dreams. They are archetypal dreams and deal with great human problems. Myths and dreams come from the same place. They come from realizations of some kind that then have to find expression in symbolic form.
    -- Joseph Campbell

    #Dream #Expression #Realization

  • Our demons are our own limitations, which shut us off from the realization of the ubiquity of the spirit . . . each of these demons is conquered in a vision quest.
    -- Joseph Campbell

    #Ubiquity #Vision #Realization

  • The most supreme beauty is that of the feminine; the source of all creativity. Even in my greatest despair, that realization alone restores my faith in God.
    -- Joseph Curiale

    #Creativity #Despair #Realization

  • One of the great mysteries of our current state of consciousness is how we can live in a world where absolutely nothing is fixed, and yet perceive a world of 'fixedness.' But once we start to see reality more as it is, we realize that nothing is permanent, so how could the future be fixed? How could we live in anything but a world of continual possibility? The realization allows us to feel more alive.
    -- Joseph Jaworski

    #Motivational #Reality #Realization

  • My ideas about time all developed from the realization that if nothing were to change we could not say that time passes. Change is primary, time, if it exists at all, is something we deduce from it.
    -- Julian Barbour

    #Ideas #Realization #Time Passes

  • The subject of history is the gradual realization of all that is practically necessary.
    -- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

    #Realization #Literature #Subjects

  • That's the essence of our faith. It's living with hope in the face of mystery. We live a life of faith completely full of hope, staring mystery right in the face. You can't have one without the other. Your faith won't survive without hope, and hope won't survive without the realization that there are mysteries that will not be answered. If you can embrace both, you can have a vibrant faith.
    -- Kay Warren

    #Essence #Realization #Faces