Glimpse quotes

  • I'd walked too close to heaven and gotten a glimpse. The hell I'd lived before her no longer appealed to me.
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Love #Heaven #Glimpse

  • We fear our highest possibility. We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Perfect #Glimpse #Moments

  • As soon as by one's own propaganda even a glimpse of right on the other side is admitted, the cause for doubting one's own right is laid.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Doubt #Glimpse #Causes

  • Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse. If we attempt to steal a glimpse of its features it disappears.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Happiness #Pulse #Glimpse

  • A glimpse into the world proves that horror is nothing other than reality.
    -- Alfred Hitchcock

    #Reality #Glimpse #World

  • Wherever there is a grain of loyalty there is a glimpse of freedom.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Loyalty #Glimpse #Grain

  • You are not a country, Africa. You are a concept… You are not a concept, Africa. You are a glimpse of the infinite.
    -- Ali Mazrui

    #Country #Glimpse #Infinite

  • Appearances are a glimpse of the unseen.
    -- Anaxagoras

    #Unseen #Glimpse #Appearance

  • Appearances are but a glimpse of what is hidden.
    -- Anaxagoras

    #Glimpse #Appearance

  • There are places on earth where we can catch a glimpse of heaven.
    -- Anthony D. Williams

    #Wisdom #Heaven #Glimpse

  • The human spirit is not indestructible; but a courageous few discover that, when in hell, they are granted a glimpse of heaven.
    -- Anthony Storr

    #Heaven #Glimpse #Spirit

  • We were created for the purpose of giving God's invisible character a glimpse of visibility.
    -- Beth Moore

    #Character #Giving #Glimpse

  • The instrument through which you see God is your whole self. And if a man's self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Men #Self #Glimpse

  • The glimpses of human strength and frailty that a physician sees are with me still.
    -- Daniel Nathans

    #Physicians #Glimpse #Frailty

  • In my brief glimpse of what is to come I realize how little I care to witness it. I have seen the future and I'm fairly relieved to say, it looks nothing like me.
    -- David Rakoff

    #Future #Glimpse #Looks

  • In each little life, we can see great truth and beauty, and in each little life we glimpse the way of all things in the universe. If we alow ourselves to be enchanted by the beauty of the ordinary, we begin to see that all things extraordinary.
    -- Dean Koontz

    #Glimpse #Ordinary #Littles

  • Coincidences are glimpses in to the creative mind of the universe.
    -- Deepak Chopra

    #Creative #Mind #Glimpse

  • I'm not the first person to have discovered evidence that consciousness exists beyond the body. Brief, wonderful glimpses of this realm are as old as human history.
    -- Eben Alexander

    #Glimpse #Body #Firsts

  • Once you have had a glimpse of awareness or Presence, you know it firsthand. It is no longer just a concept in your mind.
    -- Eckhart Tolle

    #Spiritual #Mind #Glimpse

  • My view of our planet was a glimpse of divinity.
    -- Edgar Mitchell

    #Views #Space #Glimpse

  • Stories cannot demolish frontiers, but they can punch holes in our mental walls, and through those holes we can get a glimpse of the other and sometimes even like what we see.
    -- Elif Safak

    #Wall #Glimpse #Stories

  • I would do violence for one glimpse of your naked breasts. Bleed for one taste of your nipple on my tongue. (Winter Makepeace)
    -- Elizabeth Hoyt

    #Winter #Glimpse #Naked

  • How odd, to suddenly glimpse a facet of me I didn't know existed. I guess it really isn't all that unusual to surprise oneself with an ugly bit of ego.
    -- Ellen Hopkins

    #Ego #Glimpse #Ugly

  • I felt that I wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever; I wanted no more riotous excursions with privileged glimpses into the human heart.
    -- F. Scott Fitzgerald

    #Heart #Forever #Glimpse

  • The eye by long use comes to see even in the darkest cavern: and there is no subject so obscure but we may discern some glimpse of truth by long poring on it.
    -- George Berkeley

    #Eye #Long #Glimpse

  • Experience is a mere whiff or rumble, produced by enormously complex and ill-deciphered causes of experience; and in the other direction, experience is a mere peephole through which glimpses come down to us of eternal things.
    -- George Santayana

    #Experience #Glimpse #Causes

  • If only I had thought of a Kodak! I could have flashed that glimpse of the Under-world in a second, and examined it at leisure.
    -- H. G. Wells

    #Glimpse #World #Leisure

  • It often takes catching a glimpse of how our life would be without something that's valuable to us for us to realize just how valuable it is.
    -- Hal Elrod

    #Inspirational #Glimpse #Would Be

  • Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
    -- Helen Hayes

    #Love #Glimpse #Engagement

  • The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity - love. And the story of a love is not important - what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
    -- Helen Hayes

    #Love #Important #Glimpse

  • It was so wonderful that I do not know how to describe this first glimpse of things never heard of, seen or dreamed of before...
    -- Hernando Cortes

    #War #Glimpse #Firsts

  • On seeing one thing, you see all things. On perceiving an individual's mind, you perceive all mind. Glimpse one truth, and all truth is present in your vision, for there is nowhere at all that is devoid of the Truth.
    -- Huangbo Xiyun

    #Vision #Mind #Glimpse

  • We must live in the radiance of tomorrow, as our ancestors have suggested in their tales. For what is yet to come tomorrow has possibilities, and we must think of it, the simplest glimpse of that possibility of goodness. That will be our strength. That has always been our strength.
    -- Ishmael Beah

    #Thinking #Glimpse #Radiance

  • Finishing is torture... There's always some newly seen flaw. But the little glimpses of beauty between the anxiety make it worth it.
    -- Jacob Collins

    #Anxiety #Finishing #Glimpse

  • The opposite of a glance... is a glimpse: because in a glance, we see only for a second, and in a glimpse, the object shows itself only for a second.
    -- James Elkins

    #Opposites #Glimpse #Glances

  • To be haunted is to glimpse a truth that might best be hidden.
    -- James Herbert

    #Glimpse #Might

  • All those hints and glimpses of a larger and more satisfying democracy, which literature and our own hopes supply, have a tendency to slip away from us and to leave us sadly unguided and perplexed when we attempt to act upon them.
    -- Jane Addams

    #Democracy #Glimpse #Hints

  • Perhaps we are all too small-minded to glimpse creation, even out little corner of it.
    -- Janet Lee Carey

    #Glimpse #Littles #Creation

  • All I can say about Juliette of the Herbs is that it has made me look at how my life is now, still close to the earth, but not close enough...I'm happy to have seen a glimpse into her life. It encourages me to live as radically as I want. Tish's film is a grand one.
    -- Janisse Ray

    #Glimpse #Looks #Earth

  • When I come clean about my brokenness, others catch glimpses of how the real grace of a real God works in the messy life of a real person.
    -- Jason Gray

    #Real #Grace #Glimpse

  • First we must see that we cannot will ourselves to be open because openness is our very nature. Any tiny residue of willing, of wanting to be open takes us away from what we are. Willing never goes beyond willing. So the only way to be free from this circle is to glimpse the truth that openness is the egoless state, that it is here and now
    -- Jean Klein

    #Circles #Glimpse #Way

  • Whenever we got a glimpse, their faces looked indecently revealed, as though we were used to seeing women in veils.
    -- Jeffrey Eugenides

    #Glimpse #Veils #Faces

  • Sadoway does more than entertain; he gives you a glimpse into the future of energy.
    -- Jeffrey Kluger

    #Giving #Energy #Glimpse

  • We don't want to merely obey God: we need to catch His heart. It is then we will glimpse the wisdom behind His directives, and not just see them as laws.
    -- John Bevere

    #Heart #Law #Glimpse

  • I had my nearest and most intimate glimpses of the presence of my Lord in those dread moments when musket, club or spear was being levelled at my life.
    -- John Gibson Paton

    #Glimpse #Missionary #Clubs

  • All in all, Tolkien fans are as varied, remarkable and marvelous as the books and the worlds that they share. They make me feel a little like a Hobbit who glimpses colourful strangers passing but has never left the Shire.
    -- John Howe

    #Book #Glimpse #Fans

  • The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
    -- John Lennon

    #Retirement #Responsibility #Glimpse

  • Culture has lead us to betray our own aboriginal spirit and wholeness, into an ever-worsening realm of synthetic, isolating, impoverishing estrangement. Which is not to say that there are no more everyday pleasures, without which we would loose our humanness. But as our plight deepens, we glimpse how much must be erased for our redemption.
    -- John Zerzan

    #Everyday #Glimpse #Culture

  • It was titillating to brush up against the enigma of mortality, to steal a glimpse across its forbidden frontier. Climbing was a magnificient activity, I firmly believed, not in spite of the inherent perils, but precisely because of them.
    -- Jon Krakauer

    #Climbing #Glimpse #Stealing

  • Young children give us glimpses of some things that are eternal.
    -- Jonathan Kozol

    #Children #Giving #Glimpse

  • Life, for the most part, inevitably becomes routine, the random confluence of timing and fortune that configures its components all but forgotten. But every so often, I catch a glimpse of my life out of the corner of my eye, and am rendered breathless by it.
    -- Jonathan Tropper

    #Eye #Glimpse #Routine

  • Of this our true individual life, our present life is a glimpse, a fragment, a hint, and in its best moments a visible beginning.
    -- Josiah Royce

    #Glimpse #Hints #Life Is

  • (As human beings) We see everything everything in a glass, darkly. Sometimes we can peer through the glass and catch a glimpse of what is on the other side. If we were to polish the glass clean, we'd see much more. But then we would no longer see ourselves.
    -- Jostein Gaarder

    #Glasses #Sides #Glimpse

  • She hated that she was still so desperate for a glimpse of him, but it had been this way for years.
    -- Julia Quinn

    #Unrequited Love #Years #Glimpse

  • I get glimpses of the horror of normalcy. Each of these innocents on the street is engulfed by a terror of their own ordinariness. They would do anything to be unique.
    -- Katherine Dunn

    #Unique #Glimpse #Normalcy

  • It was while starting my business that I saw my first glimpse of government's impact on business.
    -- Kay Granger

    #Impact #Government #Glimpse

  • You're like something drawn with the sun's fire, and I can take only little glimpses of you.
    -- Kenneth Oppel

    #Fire #Glimpse #Littles

  • Ecstasy is a glimpse of the infinite; horror is full disclosure.
    -- Kirk J. Schneider

    #Glimpse #Emotion #Horror

  • Like a glimpse of eternity instantly forgotten. She is gone.
    -- Laura Whitcomb

    #Glimpse #Gone #Forgotten

  • When I got my first glimpse of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, my breath caught. In that single instant, he was Wolverine.
    -- Len Wein

    #Glimpse #Lenses #Firsts

  • I believe in anthologies, although I know they offer only a glimpse.
    -- Leonora Speyer

    #Believe #Glimpse #Anthology

  • It's an engrossing look at the way the flow of information shapes history-as well as a rare glimpse into the soul of the hardcore geek
    -- Lev Grossman

    #Soul #Glimpse #Looks

  • Here is another marvy glimpse into the gothic basement that I call my mind.
    -- Louise Rennison

    #Mind #Glimpse #Gothic

  • Every true friend is a glimpse of God.
    -- Lucy Larcom

    #True Friend #Glimpse #Very True

  • The whole world of thought lay unexplored before me, - a world of which I had already caught large and tempting glimpses...
    -- Lucy Larcom

    #Glimpse #World #Caught

  • Everybody dies; that's a fact. Sometimes it blindsides people. Sometimes people get a glimpse of the big picture and decide to cheat.
    -- Lurlene McDaniel

    #People #Facts #Glimpse

  • Dreamworlds can maintain themselves only as glimpses. Once the writer transports the reader across the threshold, nothing that was promised can be delivered. What was ominous becomes ordinary; what was bizarre, quotidian. Unless you simply keep upping the ante, piling on the bullshit, the only way to revive things is to switch perspectives as quickly as you can.
    -- M. John Harrison

    #Perspective #Bullshit #Glimpse

  • All the marvels of nature are glimpses of His divine power and expressions of His love.
    -- M. Russell Ballard

    #Expression #Glimpse #His Love

  • You’ve only had a small glimpse of how insufferable and annoying I can be. As the older brother, it’s my birthright.
    -- Maria V. Snyder

    #Brother #Glimpse #Annoying

  • But there are moments, walking, when I catch a glimpse of myself in the window glass, say, the window of the corner video store, and I'm gripped by a cherishing so deep for my own blowing hair, chapped face, and unbuttoned coat that I'm speechless: I am living. I remember you.
    -- Marie Howe

    #Glasses #Hair #Glimpse

  • Celebration... is self restraint, is attentiveness, is questioning, is meditating, is awaiting, is the step over into the more wakeful glimpse of the wonder - the wonder that a world is worlding around us at all, that there are beings rather than nothing, that things are and we ourselves are in their midst, that we ourselves are and yet barely know who we are, and barely know that we do not know all this.
    -- Martin Heidegger

    #Self #Glimpse #World

  • We exist to exhibit God, to display his glory. We serve as canvases for his brush stroke, papers for his pen, soil for his seeds, glimpses of his image.
    -- Max Lucado

    #Paper #Soil #Glimpse

  • ...it is how a person goes about quenching his desires or living with them unrequited that the readers get a glimpse of his true character.
    -- Michael Connelly

    #Character #Desire #Glimpse

  • How could she feel nostalgia when he was right in front of her? How can you suffer from the absence of a person who is present? You can suffer nostalgia in the presence of the beloved if you glimpse a future where the beloved is no more
    -- Milan Kundera

    #Suffering #Glimpse #Nostalgia

  • When we begin to glimpse the reality of God, the natural reaction is to worship him. Not to have that reaction is a fairly sure sign that we haven't yet really understood who he is or what he's done.
    -- N. T. Wright

    #Reality #Done #Glimpse

  • Love was the result of having caught a glimpse of another's loneliness.
    -- Nadeem Aslam

    #Loneliness #Glimpse #Caught

  • When I write, I get glimpses into future novels.
    -- Patricia Briggs

    #Writing #Glimpse #Novel

  • There is no glimpse of the light without walking the path. You can't get it from anyone else, nor can you give it to anyone. Just take whatever steps seem easiest for you, and as you take a few steps it will be easier for you to take a few more.
    -- Peace Pilgrim

    #Light #Giving #Glimpse

  • A twinge of conscience is a glimpse of God.
    -- Peter Ustinov

    #Glimpse #Conscience

  • In history and in life one sometimes seems to glimpse a ferocious law which states: to he that has, will be given; from he that has not, will be taken away.
    -- Primo Levi

    #Taken #Law #Glimpse

  • The best that can happen is that someone can catch a glimpse of the glory you're hinting at.
    -- Rich Mullins

    #Glimpse #Glory

  • Great. Just great. One glimpse of his body and I have a full-blown crush. I honestly thought I was a bit deeper than that.
    -- Sophie Kinsella

    #Crush #Body #Glimpse

  • Poetry is not only a set of words which are chosen to relate to each other; it is something which goes much further than that to provide a glimpse of our vision of the world.
    -- Tahar Ben Jelloun

    #Vision #Glimpse #World

  • Happiness isn't a constant. You get fleeting glimpses. You have to fight for those moments, but they make it all worth it.
    -- Taylor Swift

    #Fighting #Fleeting #Glimpse

  • Have you ever gotten the feeling that you aren't completely embarassed yet, but you glimpse tomorrow's embarrassment?
    -- Tom Cruise

    #Feelings #Glimpse #Tomorrow

  • it is either make this thing permanent inside of you or forever just climb draggled up into the conning tower every time for one short glimpse of the horizon.
    -- Tom Wolfe

    #Forever #Horizon #Glimpse

  • Love - not dim and blind but so far-seeing that it can glimpse around corners, around bends and twists and illusion; instead of overlooking faults love sees through them to the secret inside.
    -- Vera Nazarian

    #True Love #Secret #Glimpse

  • Man, I have had so much plastic surgery, I don't even recognize myself, sometimes. If I catch a glimpse in a window or something, I think it is someone else.
    -- Vince Neil

    #Men #Thinking #Glimpse

  • Given that we glimpse what distinguishes man from the beast, is there anything that distinguishes woman from man?
    -- W. L. George

    #Men #Glimpse #Beast

  • Watch carefully the children around you. In precious moments you will catch a glimpse of your Savior’s face. Listen intently and you will hear his voice. Walk gently among them; his footprints are all around you. Embrace them, for you are embracing him. Respect them, because they are sometimes God’s agents – exactly the kind of instruments he needs. At such times, only a child will do.
    -- Wess Stafford

    #Children #Voice #Glimpse

  • Content is a glimpse.
    -- Willem de Kooning

    #Vision #Glimpse

  • Content is a glimpse of something, an encounter like a flash. It's very tiny - very tiny. Content.
    -- Willem de Kooning

    #Tiny #Encounters #Glimpse

  • When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that's when passion is born.
    -- Zig Ziglar

    #Passion #Glimpse #Born

  • I hated the mirror and avoided it as much as I could. A glimpse would only remind me: I'll never be normal again.
    -- Lauren Scruggs

    #Mirrors #Glimpse #Normal

  • The mystics are the only ones who have gained a glimpse into what is possible when this same capacity [for creation] is used primarily in the service of the individual himself instead of for the creation of art.
    -- Beatrice M. Hinkle

    #Art #Glimpse #Creation

  • Every pure thought is a glimpse of God.
    -- C. A. Bartol

    #Glimpse #Pure

  • Life is tough and brimming with loss, and the most we can do about it is to glimpse ourselves clear now and then, and find out what we feel about familiar scenes and recurring faces this time around.
    -- Roger Angell

    #Loss #Glimpse #Faces