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Symbols Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Symbols.

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are symbols, and inhabit symbols.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Even in the Christian religion,
much of its real meaning is hidden by words
that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
- Ernest Holmes

Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
- Margot Asquith

 

The chief function of the city is to convert power into form,
energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art,
biological reproduction into social creativity.
- Lewis Mumford

Some of the words and symbols and images from childhood
will continually be part and parcel of my personality.
- Dennis Potter

Homo sapiens is the species that invents symbols in
which to invest passion and authority,
then forgets that symbols are inventions.
- Joyce Carol Oates

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If our titles recall the known myths of antiquity,
we have used them again because they are the eternal
symbols upon which we must fall back to express basic psychological ideas.
- Mark Rothko

We emphasize that such a form of communication is not absent in man,
however evanescent a naturally given object may be for him,
split as it is in its submission to symbols.
- Jacques Lacan

In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion,
but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better.
- John B. S. Haldane

Countries under foreign command quickly forget their history,
their past, their tradition, their national symbols,
their way of living, often their own literary language.
- Slobodan Milosevic

The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships,
are all symbols of human failure.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

The soul...
may have many symbols with which it reaches toward God.
- Anya Seton

Around 1967 Dan Bobrow wrote a program to do algebra
problems based on symbols rather than numbers.
- Marvin Minsky

The best leaders...
almost without exception and at every level,
are master users of stories and symbols.
- Thomas J. Peters

Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words.
Man approaches it through forests of symbols,
which observe him with familiar glances.
- Charles Baudelaire

Each generation wants new symbols, new people,
new names.
They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.
- Jim Morrison

The book of Revelation is written largely in symbols.
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford

I believe in status symbols.
- Brooks Stevens

Language, after all, is only the use of symbols,
and Art also can only affect us through symbols.
- George Henry Lewes

My yachts were, I suppose, outstanding status symbols.
- Paul Getty

I paint to evoke a changing language of symbols,
a language with which to remark upon the qualities
of our mysterious capacities which direct us toward ultimate reality.
- Morris Graves

I actually share her view and understand her frustration
when any government attempts to ban secular symbols
like Santa Claus or Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer or Christmas lights.
- Steve Israel

Poetry is that art which selects and arranges the symbols
of thought in such a manner as to excite the imagination
the most powerfully and delightfully.
- William C. Bryant

When quick results are imperative, the manipulation
of the masses through symbols may be the only quick
way of having a critical thing done.
- John Grierson

I think all women in Hollywood are known as sex symbols.
That's what our purpose is in this business.
You're merchandised, you're a product.
You're sold and it's based on sex.
But that's okay.
I think women should be empowered by that,
not degraded.
- Megan Fox

If all things were made through Him,
clearly so must the splendid revelations have been
which were made to the fathers and prophets,
and became to them the symbols of the sacred mysteries of religion.
- Origen

As a former Catholic, and as someone who even today
is not opposed to being called a Christian,
I felt I had every right to use the symbols of the
Church and resented being told not to.
- Andres Serrano

An American of the present day reading his Sunday newspaper
in a state of lazy collapse is one of the most perfect
symbols of the triumph of quantity over quality that the world has yet seen.
- Irving Babbitt

America's veterans and troops serving abroad today
fought hard to preserve our red,
white and blue, from the Revolutionary War to today's
Global War Against Terrorism,
and Congress' action today is appropriate for one of our most sacred symbols.
- Bill Shuster

I think every religious person should have a deep sense
of respect for other people's religious documents and
religious symbols just as we were deeply opposed to
the Taliban destroying the two historic buddhas which they blew up.
So I think we ought to all oppose burning the Koran.
- Newt Gingrich

We don't have too much ritual in our life anymore.
And these life symbols which people rely on to keep
their feeling of well being,
that life is not too bad after all are required more and more.
- John Hench

When language was not transcendental enough to complete
the meaning of a revelation,
symbols were relied upon for heavenly teaching,
and familiar images, chosen from the known,
were made to mirror the unknown spiritual truth.
- William H. Hunt

This year, as we celebrate the 230th anniversary of America's independence,
please remember the symbols that are sacred to this country.
Fly Old Glory high and show your respect and admiration
for this great nation and the values we hold dear.
- Kenny Marchant

Programmers and marketing people know how to get into your subconscious -
they spend millions of dollars researching colors,
shapes, designs, symbols, that affect your preferences,
and they can make you feel warm, trusting,
like buying.
They can manipulate you.
- Richard Hatch

A common allegiance to form of expression that is identified
with no single national unit is likely to prove one
of the most potent symbols of the freedom of the human
spirit that the world has yet known.
- Edward Sapir

If you take myth and folklore, and these things that speak in symbols,
they can be interpreted in so many ways that although
the actual image is clear enough,
the interpretation is infinitely blurred,
a sort of enormous rainbow of every possible colour you could imagine.
- Diana Wynne Jones

The wonders of the Grand Canyon cannot be adequately
represented in symbols of speech,
nor by speech itself.
The resources of the graphic art are taxed beyond their
powers in attempting to portray its features.
Language and illustration combined must fail.
- John Wesley Powell

When terrorists attacked the symbols of our national unity and strength,
they failed to realize that they were just symbols of our strength.
The real strength of our nation comes from our people -
not our buildings.
- Michael Enzi

Of course, it gave the studio an enormous power,
because I don't know any other place who had that skill
with images to communicate with.
And the need of these kinds of images are even greater
now than they ever were because we are losing our life symbols.
- John Hench

The mathematician, carried along on his flood of symbols,
dealing apparently with purely formal truths,
may still reach results of endless importance for our
description of the physical universe.
- Karl Pearson

In an age robbed of religious symbols,
going to the shops replaces going to the church.
We have a free choice, but at a price.
We can win experience, but never achieve innocence.
Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world
involve not lance and sword but dry goods.
- Stephen Bayley

Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

As we join hands in fellowship
around this bountiful table,
we give thanks for the blessings of this food
and the love of these friends
as a symbol of our gratitude
for all the manifold blessings of this life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.
Every appearance in nature corresponds to some state of the mind,
and that state of the mind can only be described
by presenting that natural appearance as its picture.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power
to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.
- Ambrose Bierce

I would never want to be a member of a group
whose symbol was a man nailed to two pieces of wood.
- George Carlin

Little children are still the symbol of the eternal
marriage between love and duty.
- George Eliot

I wasn't a sex symbol, I was a sex zombie.
- Veronica Lake

I think Mick Jagger would be astounded and amazed if
he realized that to many people he is not a sex symbol,
but a mother image.
- David Bowie

There's no way I set out to be a certain kind of symbol -
the way I dress is the way I am,
the way I live my life.
- Pamela Anderson

A mayor is a symbol and a public face of what a city
bureaucracy provides its citizens.
- John Hickenlooper

I don't consider myself a sex symbol.
- Pia Zadora

Mr. Burns is a father symbol to me, and you can omit the word symbol.
- Bobby Darin

You have to be born a sex symbol.
You don't become one.
If you're born with it, you'll have it even when you're 100 years old.
- Sophia Loren

I was in Asia and people asked me about being considered sex symbol.
I don't know if that's good or not, because where I come from,
sex isn't something you're allowed to talk about.
- Bai Ling

The Ten Commandments are the most visible symbol because
these commandments are recognized by Christians and
Jews alike as being the foundation of our system of public morality.
- Pat Robertson

In a way, the sense of quality has improved,
the status symbol of the small things is gone,
and it is acceptable to use stainless steel,
even if the neighbour uses silver.
- Arne Jacobsen

Michael Moore became an industry hero and the most
visible symbol of the Hollywood left.
- Michael Medved

For years my wedding ring has done its job.
It has led me not into temptation.
It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties
that it's time to go home.
It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion.
It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.
- Erma Bombeck

I had now made about 45 pictures, but what had I become? I knew all too well:
a phallic symbol.
All over the world I was, as a name and personality,
equated with sex.
- Errol Flynn

Thus we have at least a national song that unites all Germans,
and is the symbol of our sixty-million nation.
- Friedrich Ebert

The simplest and most basic meaning of the symbol of
the Goddess is the acknowledgment of the legitimacy
of female power as a beneficent and independent power.
- Carol P. Christ

I'm not alone, I'm free.
I no longer have to be a credit, I don't have to be a symbol to anybody;
I don't have to be a first to anybody.
- Lena Horne

A sex symbol becomes a thing.
I just hate to be a thing.
- Marilyn Monroe

Our flag is not just one of many political points of view.
Rather, the flag is a symbol of our national unity.
- Adrian Cronauer

At its best, entertainment is going to be a subjective
thing that can't win for everyone,
while at worst, a particular game just becomes a random
symbol for petty tribal behavior.
- John Carmack

The flag that was the symbol of slavery on the high
seas for a long time was not the Confederate battle flag,
it was sadly the Stars and Stripes.
- Alan Keyes

Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race.
Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought
has its page in that vast book.
- Victor Hugo

Being a sex symbol was rather like being a convict.
- Raquel Welch

Matter as matter rather than matter as symbol is a
conscious political position,
essentially Marxist.
- Carl Andre


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