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Rare Quotes

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To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Related topics: Values

Go ahead. Weep for the rare,
the never seen this way again,
the excruciating, ineffable,
unmitigated beauty of love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Friendship without self-interest
is one of the rare and beautiful things in life.
- James Francis Byrnes

Friends are those rare people who ask how we are
and then wait to hear the answer.
- Anonymous

 

Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious,
one should preserve it.
- Anais Nin

However rare true love may be,
it is less so than true friendship.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Real friendships among men are so rare
that when they occur they are famous.
- Clarence Day

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The tendency of old age to the body,
say the physiologists,
is to form bone.
It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old
man whose opinions are not ossified.
- Bob Wells

It is curious - curious that physical courage
should be so common in the world, and moral courage so rare
- Mark Twain

Time to Die:
A Zen teacher had a rare and priceless teacup.
One day, his precocious student accidentally broke the cup.
Hearing the footsteps of his teacher,
the student held the pieces of the cup behind his back.
When the master appeared, he asked: "Why do people have to die?"
"This is natural," explained the teacher.
"Everything has to die and has just so long to live."
The student showed the shattered cup, saying,
"It was time for your cup to die."
- Traditional Zen Koan

If you can speak what you will never hear,
if you can write what you will never read,
you have done rare things.
- Henry David Thoreau

Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.
- Fred Allen

Great buildings that move the spirit have always been rare.
In every case they are unique, poetic,
products of the heart.
- Arthur Erickson

Rare is the union of beauty and purity.
- Juvenal

It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless.
If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime.
- Michael Eisner

In youth and beauty, wisdom is but rare!
- Homer

In individuals, insanity is rare;
but in groups, parties, nations and epochs,
it is the rule.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Except in cases of necessity, which are rare,
leave your friend to learn
unpleasant things from his enemies;
they are ready enough to tell them.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

To read of a detective's daring finesse or ingenious stratagem is a rare joy.
- Rex Stout

It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man,
but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.
- Alexandre Dumas

Men of routine or men who can do what they are told are not hard to find;
but men who can think and plan and tell the routine
men what to do are very rare.
- William Graham Sumner

So many times you see beautiful lovemaking scenes with
a lot of exposure or an awkward lovemaking scene,
but I think it's very rare that you see it private.
- Ang Lee

What can be more foolish than to think that all this
rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance,
when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!
- Anatole France

Real love is a pilgrimage.
It happens when there is no strategy,
but it is very rare because most people are strategists.
- Anita Brookner

Only in the most unusual cases is it useful to determine
whether a book is good or bad;
for it is just as rare for it to be one or the other.
It is usually both.
- Robert Musil

Great men are rare, poets are rarer,
but the great man who is a poet,
transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events.
- John Drinkwater

Everyone has talent.
What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to
the dark place where it leads.
- Erica Jong

Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.
- Rene Descartes

Out of fifty mathematical papers presented in brief at such a meeting,
it is a rare mathematician indeed who really understands
what more than half a dozen are about.
- E. T. Bell

In the wintertime, in the snow country,
citrus fruit was so rare, and if you got one,
it was better than ambrosia.
- James Earl Jones

I don't have any fear of intimacy, but rather thrive on it,
which is rare in a public person.
- Jack Nicholson

A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions;
and the plant is,
to a landscape artist, not only a plant -
rare,
unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance -
but it is also a color,
a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.
- Roberto Burle Marx

The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization.
- Karen Horney

It may not be possible to get rare roast beef but if
you're willing to settle for well done,
ask them to hold the sweetened library paste that passes for gravy.
- Marian Burros

On rare occasions one does hear of a miraculous case
of a married couple falling in love after marriage,
but on close examination it will be found that it is
a mere adjustment to the inevitable.
- Emma Goldman

I'm super serious about that stuff.
I mean, it's rare that I sit down at a drum set when I'm not touring,
because we tour so much.
- Travis Barker

It's a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn't want to hear.
- Dick Cavett

One of the most extraordinary things about being a
spiritual teacher is the rare privilege of being able
to look deeply into the very souls of many human beings at the same time.
- Andrew Cohen

A rare experience of a moment at daybreak,
when something in nature seems to reveal all consciousness,
cannot be explained at noon.
Yet it is part of the day's unity.
- Charles Ives

I'm delighted by how Nobody's Fool turned out.
It was a rare movie.
- Richard Russo

Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare -
and precious as a pearl.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

In reality, those rare few cases with good forensic
evidence are the ones that make it to court.
- Pat Brown

Talent was not rare; the ability to survive having it was.
- Neal Stephenson

It's rare to be treated like a friend you haven't met in a Hollywood meeting.
- David Ogden Stiers

In rare instances you have to give up what you thought was a great scene.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

Because good writing in a TV cartoon is so rare,
I think the animation on The Simpsons is often overlooked.
- Matt Groening

True contentment is a thing as active as agriculture.
It is the power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it.
It is arduous and it is rare.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Rare is the human being, immature or mature,
who has never felt an impulse to pretend he is some one or something else.
- George P. Baker

Normally, we are happy to find a fragment of jaw,
a few isolated teeth, a bit of an arm,
a bit of a skull.
But to find associated body parts is extremely rare.
- Donald Johanson

Around age 40 I put on twenty pounds.
I had always had a perfect metabolism.
But, my metabolism betrayed me as it does most people,
except a very rare few who will always be thin.
- Suzanne Somers

Fugitive slaves were rare then, and as a fugitive slave lecturer,
I had the advantage of being the first one out.
- Frederick Douglass

Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous.
Therefore, the latter are stronger.
- Coco Chanel

Occasionally if you do something extraordinary,
the crew responds with spontaneous applause,
but that's very rare.
- Claudia Christian

All noble things are as difficult as they are rare.
- Baruch Spinoza

Well, I think first it was rare for me to do anything
that had any kind of a romantic note to it.
- Tim Roth

And I was lucky enough to have teachers that really,
really looked out for me and really encouraged all that.
And in rural Louisiana, that was a rare thing back then.
- William Joyce

The rare case where the conquered is very satisfied with the conqueror.
- Konrad Adenauer

It's rare that you cut out something that is really good.
You screen all of it, and when the audience doesn't respond,
you cut out whatever is holding the story down.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt of God.
- Jean Anouilh

It's very rare that publications double their frequency.
- James Daly

It is a rare and difficult attainment to grow old gracefully and happily.
- Arnold Palmer

Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.
- Emily Dickinson

Feasts must be solemn and rare, or else they cease to be feasts.
- Aldous Huxley

These rare senses and powers of reasoning were given to be used freely,
but not audaciously, to discover, not to pervert the truth.
- William John Wills

Glory is a heavy burden, a murdering poison,
and to bear it is an art.
And to have that art is rare.
- Oriana Fallaci

Valor is common but great souls are rare.
- Bernard Joseph Saurin

I had 30-something years' experience in modeling,
which is rare.
- Lauren Hutton

To be really great in little things,
to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life,
is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves
of the friendship of the many.
- James Whistler

It's rare that scenes last more than 2 or 3 minutes,
so sound helps segue from one scene to another.
- Stephen Hopkins

If I don't die in a plane crash or something,
this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow.
- Eddie Murphy


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