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Impossibility Quotes

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Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite
world is an impossibility.
- E. F. Schumacher

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The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the
man who can neither live nor die,
and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility.
- Emile M. Cioran

We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.
- Ray Bradbury

The Wright brothers flew through the smoke screen of impossibility.
- Dorothea Brande

 

Every book has an intrinsic impossibility,
which its writer discovers as soon as his first excitement dwindles.
- Annie Dillard

Progress is what happens when impossibility yields to necessity.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

The changes in our life must come from the impossibility
to live otherwise than according to the demands of
our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.
- Leo Tolstoy

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While theoretically and technically television may be feasible,
commercially and financially it is an impossibility.
- Lee De Forest

The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning,
after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
- Anita Brookner

The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not,
discovers to me his existence.
- Voltaire

To be poor and independent is very nearly an impossibility.
- William Cobbett

Confronted with the impossibility of remaining faithful to one's beliefs,
and the equal impossibility of becoming free of them,
one can be driven to the most inhuman excesses.
- James Baldwin

A woman as the leader of the Free World is an impossibility.
Muslim countries won't talk to you.
- Geena Davis

The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.
- Charles Kettering

The impossibility of a retreat makes no difference
in the situation of men resolved to conquer or die;
and,
believe me, my friends, if your conquest could be bought
with the blood of your general,
he would most cheerfully resign a life which he has
long devoted to his country.
- James Wolfe

Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble,
attempts what is above its strength,
pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all
things lawful for itself,
and all things possible.
- Thomas Kempis

If government half a century ago had provided us with
all our dinners and breakfasts,
it would be the practice of our orators today to assume
the impossibility of our providing for ourselves.
- Auberon Herbert

An exact poetic duplication of a man is for the poet a negation of the earth,
an impossibility of being, even though his greatest
desire is to speak to many men,
to unite with them by means of harmonious verses about
the truths of the mind or of things.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul,
impossibilities vanish.
- Jean de La Fontaine

Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
- Aristotle

Today's accomplishments were yesterday's impossibilities.
- Robert H. Schuller

Faith, mighty faith, the promise sees,
And looks to God alone; Laughs at impossibilities,
And cries it shall be done.
- Charles Wesley

It is idleness that creates impossibilities;
and where people don't care to do anything,
they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done.
- Bishop Robert South

The mark of a living thing is to be involved in opposites (impossibilities):
the living cell that has to be continually adapting itself to stay alive,
with its identity.
- Nicholas Mosley

Alleged "impossibilities" are opportunities for our
capacities to be stretched.
- Charles R. Swindoll

Impossibilities are merely things of which we have not learned,
or which we do not wish to happen.
- Charles W. Chesnutt

If you believe in what you are doing,
then let nothing hold you up in your work.
Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities.
The thing is to get the work done.
- Dale Carnegie

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s,
discouragement s, and impossibilities:
It is this,
that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
- Thomas Carlyle

For us to maintain our way of living,
we must tell lies to each other and especially to ourselves.
The lies are necessary because, without them,
many deplorable acts would become impossibilities.
- Derrick Jensen

It wasn't until I saw James Dean that I began to think
that maybe I could actually do this.
Movies didn't have to be just this fantasy with this impossibly handsome guy.
- Terence Stamp

The rights of the individual are greatly prized in the developed world,
but in many other regions they are considered a luxury
reserved for the impossibly wealthy.
- Silvia Cartwright

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
- Walt Disney

It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today
and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

All that is necessary to break the spell
of inertia and frustration is this:
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

The only place where your dream becomes impossible
is in your own thinking.
- Robert H. Schuller

It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.
- Mother Teresa

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

It always seems impossible until its done.
- Nelson Mandela

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation

The difference between the impossible and the possible
lies in a persons determination.
- Tommy Lasorda

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

It was impossible to get a conversation going,
everybody was talking too much.
- Yogi Berra

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
- John Keywood

Start by doing what's necessary;
then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi

It is impossible for a man to conceal himself.
In every act, word or gesture,
he stands revealed as he is,
and not as he would have himself appear to be.
From the Universe, nothing is or can be hidden.
- Ernest Holmes

There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked.
It's impossible to be mature without having lived.
- Amy Grant

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive;
easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
- Henry Peter Brougham

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution.
It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws.
- Vladimir Lenin

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

He who molds the public sentiment...
makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.
- Abraham Lincoln

Within 10 years it will be impossible to travel to
the North Pole by dog team.
There will be too much open water.
- Will Steger

Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools.
The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
- Haim G. Ginott

The existence of an anthropomorphic
"Father-figure" deity is not impossible,
merely exceptionally improbable and illogical.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It has become impossible to give up the enterprise
of disarmament without abandoning the whole great adventure
of building up a collective peace system.
- Arthur Henderson

It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place
the world is when one is playing golf.
- Robert Wilson Lynd

Failure is impossible.
- Susan B. Anthony

It is impossible for you to be angry and laugh at the same time.
Anger and laughter are mutually exclusive and you have
the power to choose either.
- Wayne Dyer

Most of the things worth doing in the world had been
declared impossible before they were done.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Love without conversation is impossible.
- Mortimer Adler

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert,
gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just
enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
- Agnes Repplier


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