Depth quotes

  • Beneath the broad tides of human history there flow the stealthy undercurrents of the secret societies, which frequently determine in the depth the changes that take place upon the surface.
    -- A. E. Waite

    #Secret #Depth #Flow

  • Mostly I make lists for projects. This can be daunting. Breaking something big into its constituent parts will help you organize your thoughts, but it can also force you to confront the depth of your ignorance and the hugeness of the task. That's OK. The project may be the lion, but the list is your whip.
    -- Adam Savage

    #Ignorance #Depth #Tasks

  • The proof of the depth and embodiment of your realization will be seen in your love relationship. That's where the proof is in the pudding. If it all collapses in your relationship, you have some work to do. And people do have a lot of difficulties in their relationships.
    -- Adyashanti

    #People #Love Relationship #Depth

  • A secure pluralistic society requires communities that are educated and confident both in the identity and depth of their own traditions and in those of their neighbours.
    -- Aga Khan IV

    #Community #Identity #Depth

  • That's a big part of my life - doing things that I'm not prepared to do. Doing things that I don't know how to do, and keep doing them until I get good at them. I always try to put myself out of my comfort zone and out of my depth, and hopefully somewhere along the line I'll catch up.
    -- Al Yankovic

    #Trying #Depth #Comfort

  • Richard A. Posner is an extraordinary person. If he did not exist, it would be hard to believe that he could. (...) He writes with a flair that puts most journalists to shame and a depth of knowledge that puts most professors to shame.
    -- Alan Ryan

    #Believe #Writing #Depth

  • Seeing that my words had done absolutely nothing to pull North from whatever depths he was clinging to, Owain did what came naturally. He smacked North upside the head hard enough to send him sprawling into the window. And when it seemed that North would turn around and return the favor, Owain hit him again, harder.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Return #Depth #Done

  • Thomas Teal, a luminous translator of Jansson's twin talent for surface and depth, simplicity and reverberation in language, and someone who knows exactly how to convey her gift for sensing the meaning embedded in the most mundane act or turn of phrase.
    -- Ali Smith

    #Simplicity #Depth #Phrases

  • There is no depth to education without art.
    -- Amiri Baraka

    #Art #Depth

  • Some people in your life Touch you so very deeply That you drown totally in that depth.
    -- Amit Abraham

    #People #Depth #People In Your Life

  • An author who sets his reader on sounding the depths of his own thoughts serves him best.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Depth #Reader

  • The more one endeavors to sound the depths of his ignorance the deeper the chasm appears.
    -- Amos Bronson Alcott

    #Ignorance #Sound #Depth

  • For me, the short story is the depth of a novel, the breadth of a poem, and, as you come to the last few paragraphs, the experience of surprise.
    -- Amy Bloom

    #Depth #Stories #Lasts

  • Oh God, it's such a big world right now for artists. There are as many possibilities as you can have time for, getting your music out there with the internet, and Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, and everything that you have, there is a way to spread the word. To me, the first thing you have to have is substance and content and real depth.
    -- Amy Ray

    #Real #Artist #Depth

  • Furman astounded me with his chess depth, a depth which he revealed easily and naturally, as if all he were doing was establishing well-known truths.
    -- Anatoly Karpov

    #Depth #Chess #Well Known

  • Just to be clear, if, like Pat Robertson, you somehow missed all the evidence, all the research, the depth and breadth of all the knowledge garnered about HIV and AIDS over the past three decades, you cannot get HIV if you share towels,
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Past #Depth #Hiv

  • Don't look for "depth" but instead search for subject aspects which prove the presence of depth.
    -- Andreas Feininger

    #Photography #Depth #Looks

  • Nothing that happens on the surface of the sea can alter the calm of its depths
    -- Andrew Harvey

    #Sea #Depth #Calm

  • There are depths to the human soul that should not be fathomed.
    -- Ann Rinaldi

    #Soul #Depth #Should

  • The voluntary captive The speechless the prisoner Which I hide in my very depths...
    -- Anne Desclos

    #Depth #Kinky #Speechless

  • The depth of the feeling continued to surprise and threaten me, but each time it hit again and I bore it...I would discover that it hadn't washed me away.
    -- Anne Lamott

    #Feelings #Depth #Surprise

  • For sleep, one needs endless depths of blackness to sink into; daylight is too shallow, it will not cover one.
    -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    #Sleep #Depth #Needs

  • In the very depths of Hell, do not demons love one another?
    -- Anne Rice

    #Depth #Hell #Demon

  • I can't eat. I can never eat when I'm in the depths of despair.
    -- Anne Shirley

    #Despair #Depth

  • Such is the scale and depth of poverty in many parts of the world that it won't be ended overnight. That is why if, like me, you want to see an end to poverty, you need to be in it for the long haul.
    -- Annie Lennox

    #Long #Depth #Needs

  • If you expect the worst from a person, you can't ever be disappointed... The pessimist takes a sort of gloomy pleasure in observing the depths to which human behaviour can sink. Everyone likes to have his deepest convictions confirmed; that is one of the most abiding of human satisfaction.
    -- Anthony Burgess

    #Depth #Abiding #Behaviour

  • A multitude of souls fall into the depths of Hell, and it is of the faith that all who die in mortal sin are condemned for ever and ever. According to statistics, approximately 80,000 persons die every day. How many of these will die in mortal sin, and how many will be condemned! For, as their lives have been, so also will be their end.
    -- Anthony Mary Claret

    #Fall #Soul #Depth

  • I think there are different kinds of happiness. We know when we're happy a lot of the time, but then there are those moments that have more of an afterglow, when the happiness has more depth.
    -- Ariel Gore

    #Happiness #Thinking #Depth

  • The depths of the Depression. You didn't ask what the job was, what the pay was, you didn't ask about stock options, or - you said yes
    -- Art Linkletter

    #Jobs #Depth #Pay

  • The Roosevelt enactment of Social Security was a moral revolution in our country: We were assured that we would never reach the very depths of poverty. And to be told, that we are now going to gamble it, on Wall Street, is nonsense!
    -- Arthur Hertzberg

    #Country #Wall #Depth

  • The Self-revealing of the Word is in every dimension - above, in creation; below, in the Incarnation; in the depth, in Hades; in the breadth, throughout the world. All things have been filled with the knowledge of God.
    -- Athanasius of Alexandria

    #Self #Depth #World

  • In our solitariness... great depths are sometimes sounded. Truth hideth in company.
    -- Austin Osman Spare

    #Depth #Sometimes #Company

  • We measure success and depth by length of time, but it is possible to have a deep relationship that doesn't always stay the same.
    -- Barbara Hershey

    #Education #Depth #Deep Relationship

  • What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
    -- Baron de Montesquieu

    #Philosophical #Depth #Public Speaking

  • The 24% unemployment reached at the depths of the Great Depression was no picnic.
    -- Barry Eichengreen

    #Depth #Unemployment #Picnics

  • I refuse to be molded into some stereotypical ballplayer that has no interests, really, no life, no depth, no intelligence.
    -- Barry Zito

    #Depth #Interest #Refuse

  • If we develop in-depth knowledge it will enable us to give our best to others and help to make a better world.
    -- Benjamin Carson

    #Giving #Depth #World

  • Mysticism is, in essence, little more than a certain intensity and depth of feeling in regard to what is believed about the universe.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Essence #Feelings #Depth

  • There were moments on the set when the depth of the cast of 'Dreamgirls' was almost overwhelming to me.
    -- Bill Condon

    #Depth #Moments #Overwhelming

  • True worship is not just an emotional experience. It reaches to the very depths of our souls and touches every aspect of our being
    -- Bill McCartney

    #Emotional #Soul #Depth

  • Stories are best when they 'emerge' from the depths, and when built in a painting from early sketch through the three-act process to The End, it is a perfect pathway to the unconscious stories set in our dreamwork.
    -- Billy Cannon

    #Perfect #Pathways #Depth

  • Speaking of line, what artist of line was ever able to find more depth and volume than Hirschfeld? He was an illustrator and a caricaturist, but first and foremost, an artist.
    -- Billy Cannon

    #Artist #Depth #Lines

  • Only when we understand the holiness of God will we understand the depth of our sin.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Forgiveness #Depth #Holiness

  • The ultimate is not to win, but to reach within the depths of your capabilities and to compete against yourself.
    -- Billy Mills

    #Winning #Greatness #Depth

  • There's nothing like living a long time to create a depth and soulfulness in your music.
    -- Bonnie Raitt

    #Long #Depth #Soulfulness

  • I really respond to putting myself out of my own depth and finding my feet.
    -- Bonnie Wright

    #Feet #Depth #Findings

  • I am good when there is something central about the character. There is always a human theme I attach myself to. I am really looking for something that is moving or enlightening or something with depth as an actor. I look for these kinds of roles.
    -- Brad Dourif

    #Moving #Character #Depth

  • The Christian with depth is the person who has failed and who has learned to live with it.
    -- Brennan Manning

    #Christian #Depth #Persons

  • The universe shivers with wonder in the depths of the human,
    -- Brian Swimme

    #Depth #Wonder #Shiver

  • The depth of your belief and the strength of your conviction determines the power of your personality.
    -- Brian Tracy

    #Believe #Personality #Depth

  • In my earlier paintings, I wanted the space between the picture plane and the spectator to be active. It was in that space, paradoxically, the painting 'took place.' Then, little by little, and to some extent deliberately, I made it go the other way, opening up an interior space... so that there was a layered, shallow depth.
    -- Bridget Riley

    #Opening Up #Space #Depth

  • God as we ought to worship Him. God is Spirit, so we must worship Him in spirit and truth, that is, by a humble and true adoration of spirit in the depth and center of our souls.
    -- Brother Lawrence

    #Humble #Soul #Depth

  • For those who immerse themselves in what the fairy tale has to communicate, it becomes a deep, quiet pool which at first seems to reflect only our own image; but behind it we soon discover the inner turmoils of our soul - its depth, and ways to gain peace within ourselves and with the world, which is the reward of our struggles.
    -- Bruno Bettelheim

    #Struggle #Soul #Depth

  • So, it comes to pass that, when we pursue an inquiry beyond a certain depth, we step out of the field of psychological categories and enter the sphere of the ultimate mysteries of life. The floorboards of the soul, to which we try to penetrate, fan open and reveal the starry firmament.
    -- Bruno Schulz

    #Soul #Trying #Depth

  • Stir not murky waters if you know not the depth or the creatures that dwell beneath the surface.
    -- Bryan Davis

    #Water #Depth #Beneath The Surface

  • Never be content with your current grasp of the gospel. The gospel is the life-permeating, world-altering, universe-changing truth. It has more facets than a diamond. It's depths man will never exhaust.
    -- C. J. Mahaney

    #Men #Depth #World

  • Unless you see yourself standing there with the shrieking crowd, full of hostility and hatred for the holy and innocent Lamb of God, you don’t really understand the nature and depth of your sin or the necessity of the cross.
    -- C. J. Mahaney

    #Hatred #Depth #Lambs

  • A painting is nothing more than light reflected from the surface of a pigment-covered canvas. But a great painter can make you see the depth, make you feel the underlying emotion, make you sense the larger world. That, too, is the power of science: to sense and convey the depth and dimensionality of nature, to glance at the surface and to divine the shape of the universe around us.
    -- Carl Safina

    #Light #Curiosity #Depth

  • we make our world significant by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers
    -- Carl Sagan

    #Patience #Our World #Depth

  • Poetry is a sequence of dots and dashes, spelling depths, crypts, cross-lights, and moon wisps.
    -- Carl Sandburg

    #Moon #Light #Depth

  • God's way of dealing with us is to throw us into situations over our depth, then supply us with the necessary ability to swim.
    -- Catherine Marshall

    #Adversity #Swim #Depth

  • His eyes were still like caves with ghosts dwelling in their depths.
    -- Charlaine Harris

    #Eye #Dwelling #Depth

  • Aspiring to a depth of awareness of the sacred whole has always been the path to wisdom and grace.
    -- Charlene Spretnak

    #Grace #Depth #Sacred

  • Innocence and optimism have one basic failing: they have no fundamental depth.
    -- Charles A. Reich

    #Optimism #Depth #Fundamentals

  • Forest, I fear you! In my ruined heart your roaring wakens the same agony as in cathedrals when the organ moans and from the depths I hear that I am damned.
    -- Charles Baudelaire

    #Heart #Agony #Depth

  • And can it be that in a world so full and busy the loss of one creature makes a void so wide and deep that nothing but the width and depth of eternity can fill it up!
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Loss #Grieving #Depth

  • There are many secrets in us, in the depths of our souls, that we don't want anyone to know about.
    -- Charles Durning

    #Soul #Secret #Depth

  • We have the best leaders and the most depth of leadership we've ever had. If I get hit by a truck, maybe it would get me out of the way and it would go better.
    -- Charles Koch

    #Leader #Depth #Way

  • European films were what it was about for me - the sensations I needed, the depth, the storytelling, the characters, the directors, and the freedom that you can't really find in American films
    -- Charlotte Rampling

    #Character #Directors #Depth

  • Research indicates that once an uncommitted couple gets involved in sexual intercourse, the relationship usually begins to end. They have reached the superficial end of the physical aspects of the relationship, and they have no particularly compelling reason to explore its depths.
    -- Chip Ingram

    #Couple #Depth #Research

  • That's how it is sometimes when we plunge into the depths of our lives. No one can accompany us, not even those who would give up their hearts for our happiness.
    -- Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

    #Giving Up #Heart #Depth

  • The size of your community doesn't matter as much as the depth of your connection with them.
    -- Chris Pirillo

    #Community #Depth #Connections

  • Pop is actually my least favorite kind of music, because it lacks real depth.
    -- Christina Aguilera

    #Real #Depth #Kind

  • A growing awareness of the depth of popular attachment to the family has led some liberals to concede that family is not just a buzzword for reaction.
    -- Christopher Lasch

    #Attachment #Depth #Growing

  • Ritualism is nothing more than a rut and the only difference between a rut and a grave is the length and the depth.
    -- Chuck Smith

    #Differences #Depth #Ruts

  • There's a lot of comedy in Intermission but it's got this depth. It's not comedy for comedy's sake - it's informed by something else. I like stuff like that
    -- Cillian Murphy

    #Depth #Stuff #Sake

  • A lot of interviewers are looking for the dark side. They want to know about the depths of your despair and fear.
    -- Clare Balding

    #Dark #Despair #Depth

  • The test of a civilized person is first self-awareness, and then depth after depth of sincerity in self-confrontation.
    -- Clarence Day

    #Self #Justice #Depth

  • The measure of a Christian is not in the height of his grasp but in the depth of his love
    -- Clarence Jordan

    #Christian #Depth #Height

  • You're my depth gauge. If I see your hat floatin', I'll stop.
    -- Cody Lundin

    #Survival #Depth #Gauges

  • Life just seems so full of connections. Most of the time we don't even pay attention to the depth of life. We only see flat surfaces.
    -- Colin Neenan

    #Vision #Depth #Connections

  • We're going to develop - what we want to do is to provide the viewers with what they want from CNN and that is the news. So when people tune in, they'll get the latest news, but they'll also get the biggest story of the day in depth, as CNN does so well
    -- Connie Chung

    #Cnn #People #Depth

  • Is life worth living? Aye, with the best of us, Heights of us, depths of us- Life is the test of us!
    -- Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

    #Happiness #Depth #Height

  • At the profoundest depths in life, men talk not about God but with Him.
    -- D. Elton Trueblood

    #Prayer #Men #Depth

  • My belief is in the blood and flesh as being wiser than the intellect. The body-unconsciou s is where life bubbles up in us. It is how we know that we are alive, alive to the depths of our souls and in touch somewhere with the vivid reaches of the cosmos.
    -- D. H. Lawrence

    #Blood #Soul #Depth

  • Rather than turning away from the staggering scale and depth of misery caused by war, we must strive to develop our capacity to empathize and feel the sufferings of others.
    -- Daisaku Ikeda

    #War #Suffering #Depth

  • Probably not. Their depth and our play right now...it doesn't look too good.
    -- Daniel Alfredsson

    #Hockey #Play #Depth

  • To me, there's two kinds of music these days. There's ephemeral music, and there's music that has lasting power and depth.
    -- Daryl Hall

    #Two #Depth #Ephemeral

  • I think almost every writer in the world would hope that books would be always talked about with respect and civility and depth and seriousness.
    -- Dave Eggers

    #Book #Thinking #Depth

  • Only by affirming the animateness of perceived things do we allow our words to emerge directly from the depths of our ongoing reciprocity with the world.
    -- David Abram

    #Depth #Our Words #Ongoing

  • Some things, I feel like no, I never could have the depth of experience of their own music and culture - but sometimes if I'm collaborating with somebody, they're interested in me bringing my own stuff into their thing, and sometimes that works.
    -- David Byrne

    #Depth #Culture #Stuff

  • The way a man penetrates the world should be the same way he penetrates his woman: not merely for personal gain or pleasure, but to magnify love, openness, and depth.
    -- David Deida

    #Men #Depth #World

  • But if we are truly happy inside, then age brings with it a maturity, a depth, and a power that only magnifies our radiance.
    -- David Deida

    #Maturity #Age #Depth

  • Thank God for such women, who make no apologies for their oceanic depth and riptides of emotion.
    -- David Deida

    #Apology #Thank God #Depth

  • We lament the speed of our society and the lack of depth and the nature of disposable information.
    -- David Ogden Stiers

    #Depth #Our Society #Information

  • To everyone wanting a safe, untroubled, comfortable life free from danger, stay away from Jesus. The danger in our lives will always increase in proportion to the depth of our relationship with Christ.
    -- David Platt

    #Jesus #Safe #Depth

  • There is a sense in which the danger of our lives increases in proportion to the depth of our relationship with Christ.
    -- David Platt

    #Depth #Christ #Our Relationship

  • I was just struggling with my inner vachette and pondering the depths of my own inhumanity.
    -- David Sedaris

    #Struggle #Depth #Pondering

  • The less depth a belief system has, the greater the fervency with which its adherents embrace it. The most vociferous, the most fanatical are those whose cobbled faith is founded on the shakiest grounds.
    -- Dean Koontz

    #Depth #Belief #Embrace

  • Maybe a person's world can grow bigger in all the right ways, not too wide that it becomes shallow, just large enough to preserve its depth.
    -- Deb Caletti

    #Depth #World #Way