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Barbara Grizzuti Harrison Quotes

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Desire creates its own object.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

There are no original ideas.
There are only original people.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Belief in the absence of illusions is itself an illusion.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Beware of people carrying ideas.
Beware of ideas carrying people.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

 

I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly.
Tuna Fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Our awesome responsibility to ourselves,
to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves
in the image of goodness,
because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Kindness and intelligence don't always deliver us from the pitfalls and traps:
there are always failures of love,
of will, of imagination.
There is no way to take the danger out of human relationships.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

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The most painful moral struggles are not those between good and evil,
but between the good and the lesser good.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

True revolutionaries are like God - they create the
world in their own image.
Our awesome responsibility to ourselves,
to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves
in the image of goodness,
because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Fantasies are more than substitutes for unpleasant reality;
they are also dress rehearsals,
plans.
All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Women's propensity to share confidences is universal.
We confirm our reality by sharing.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Love is an irresistible desire
to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
- Lao-Tzu

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

I desire to love myself as I truly am -
and to live courageously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The starting point of all achievement is desire.
- Napoleon Hill

It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister,
to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart.
Having said this, I have said all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony.
Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.
- Rumi

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

The size of your success is measured by
the strength of your desire;
the size of your dream;
and how you handle disappointment along the way.
- Robert Kiyosaki

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

Let today be a day to trust your own inner guidance,
a day to have faith that your steps are carrying you
in the direction you desire,
a day to keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Winners must have two things:
definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.
- Anonymous

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.
Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being
and walk away from every illness.
I have walked myself into my best thoughts,
and I know of no thought so burdensome
that one cannot walk away from it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

No greater thing is created suddenly,
any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.
If you tell me that you desire a fig,
I answer you that there must be time.
Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
- Epictetus

You can have anything you want -
if you want it badly enough.
You can be anything you want to be,
do anything you set out to accomplish
if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
- Abraham Lincoln

My desire is to be a forgiving, non-judgmental person.
- Janine Turner

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain
advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
- Napoleon Hill

The will to win, the desire to succeed,
the urge to reach your full potential...
these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
- Confucius

It is a waste of money to help those who show no desire to help themselves.
- Taylor Caldwell

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows,
must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking,
belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel

Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
- Aeschylus

There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods;
and that is,
the sincere desire to find out the truth,
whatever it may be.
- Charles Pierce

Always desire to learn something useful.
- Sophocles

Love is simply the name for the desire and the pursuit of the whole.
- Aristophanes

Most people think that anger is an instinctive response,
and that some people were just born with the temperament
to get angrier faster than others.
That statement is only half right.
Anger is an instinctive response.
We respond to an affront with anger essentially instantaneously -
much too quickly for conscious thought to be called upon.
But the instinct of the anger response
can be trained through conscious repetition,
visualization, and coaching.
Visualization is seeing the event
we desire to master in our mind's eye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Art is the desire of a man to express himself,
to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
- Amy Lowell

I can't stand a naked light bulb.
- the movie A Streetcar Named Desire

Ambition is the immoderate desire for power.
- Baruch Spinoza

Freedom is not procured by a full
enjoyment of what is desired,
but by controlling the desire.
- Epictetus

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve,
not by the desire to beat others.
- Ayn Rand

If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.
- Louis D. Brandeis

All teenagers have this desire to somehow run away.
- Joan Chen

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve
the world and a desire to enjoy the world.
This makes it hard to plan the day.
- E. B. White

The scientist is motivated primarily by curiosity and a desire for truth.
- Irving Langmuir

We all had a desire and appreciation for such a wide range of music.
- Jim Capaldi

I would act whether or not I was paid.
I would be involved in ensemble groups.
I would have the desire to tell stories.
- Brendan Fraser

If you real desire is to be good, there is no need
to wait for the money before you do it;
you can do it now,
this very moment, and just where you are.
- James Allen

Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles,
some act of vision, of faith, of desire.
Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.
- Martha Graham

There are those who have a desire to love,
but do not have the capacity to love.
- Giovanni Papini

This desire for equity must not lead to an excess of welfare,
where nobody is responsible for anything.
- Jacques Delors

The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize
property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more,
and to prevent the lower from getting more.
- Aristotle

We desire an expansion of relations with regional states
and the establishment of extensive public contacts.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire,
sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon...
must inevitably come to pass!
- Paul J. Meyer

It is hard to contend against one's heart's desire;
for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the cost of soul.
- Heraclitus

Ardent love or desire introduced, as passionately longing
to please and glorify the Divine Being,
to be in every respect conformed to him,
and in that way to enjoy him.
- David Brainerd

Much that we read of Russia is imagination and desire only.
- Agnes Smedley

I see Canada as a country torn between a very northern,
rather extraordinary, mystical spirit which it fears
and its desire to present itself to the world as a Scotch banker.
- Robertson Davies

The desire for security must be balanced with our regard for liberty.
- Samuel Schmid

Desire is the starting point of all achievement,
not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire
which transcends everything.
- Napoleon Hill

Some artists shrink from self-awareness,
fearing that it will destroy their unique gifts and
even their desire to create.
The truth of the matter is quite opposite.
- James Broughton

As far as pleasures, you've got to have limits.
You shouldn't have too much of good things,
so you'll always have a desire for more and you won't get bored.
- Compay Segundo

It belongs to the imperfection of everything human
that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We must not only cease our present desire for the growth of the state,
but we must desire its decrease, its weakening.
- Leo Tolstoy

When mankind first saw the necessity of government,
it is probable that many had conceived the desire of ruling.
- Thomas Clarkson

To put meaning in one's life may end in madness,
But life without meaning is the torture Of restlessness
and vague desire-It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.
- Edgar Lee Masters

The more wild and incredible your desire,
the more willing and prompt God is in fulfilling it,
if you will have it so.
- Coventry Patmore

I often think I can see it in myself and in other young writers,
this desperate desire to please coupled with a kind
of hostility to the reader.
- David Foster Wallace


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