deeper meanings Quotes

50 of the best book quotes about deeper meanings
  1. #1
    “Is there some meaning to this life?
    What purpose lies behind the strife?
    Whence do we come, where are we bound?
    These cold questions echo and resound
    through each day, each lonely night.”
  2. #2
    “We long to find the splendid light
    that will cast a revelatory beam
    upon the meaning of the human dream.”
  3. #3
    “Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense, But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.”
  4. #4
    “The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.”
  5. #5
    “To be alive is to be missing.”
  6. #6
    “She gazed at him with touched and troubled eyes. ‘Is that all?...Isn’t there something over and above earthly things—some more glorious meaning to one’s life and activities?‘”
  7. #7
    “The problem with happy endings, I said, is that they’re either not really happy, or not really endings, you know? In real life, some things get better and some things get worse. And then eventually you die.”
  8. #8
    “Thoughts are just a different kind of bacteria, colonizing you. I thought about the gut-brain information axis. Maybe you’re already gone. The prisoners run the jail now. Not a person so much as a swarm. Not a bee, but the hive.”
  9. #9
    “Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.”
  10. #10
    “Things outside you are projections of what’s inside ... what’s inside ... is a projection of what’s outside.”
  1. #11
    “The way to deeper knowledge of God is through the lonely valleys of soul poverty and abnegation of all things.”
  2. #12
    “When religion has said its last word, there is little that we need other than God Himself.
  3. #13
    “I am going to look at the stars. They are so far away, and their light takes so long to reach us, all we ever see of stars are their old photographs.”
  4. #14
    ″...being an amoeba and became part of the little cluster of cells in this van.”
  5. #15
    “At the deepest level, there is no giver, no gift, and no recipient... only the universe rearranging itself.”
  6. #16
    “Hope - for such a simple word its meaning is profound.”
  7. #17
    “In spite of feeling so very moved by the thing, I didn’t have any immediate theories about what it meant. Sometimes great art is like that. It affects you and you can’t say why. Was it deep symbolism? A cryptic message? A wrenching plea for help and understanding? Impossible to say, and to me, not the most important thing at first. I just wanted to breathe it in.”
  8. #18
    “A word can start off meaning one thing and end up meaning another… Words shouldn’t be allowed to change meanings.”
  9. #19
    “Aziraphale relaxed. ‘You know, Crowley,’ he said, beaming, ‘I’ve always said that, deep down inside, you’re really quite a—’
    ‘All right, all right,’ Crowley snapped. ‘Tell the whole blessed world, why don’t you?‘”
  10. #20
    “Thus, nothing can be written about ministry without a deeper understanding of the ways in which ministers can make their own wounds available as a source of healing.”

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  1. #21
    “Sometimes we prefer to be lost and wandering, sometimes it’s easier. Sometimes we find our own way out. But regardless, always, we are found.”
  2. #22
    “Deep in his heart, every man longs for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue.”
  3. #23
    “I love the part when he tells the angel what to say—that’s brilliant,” Mr. Fish said. “And how he throws his mother aside—how he starts right in with the criticism…I mean, you get the idea, right away, that this is no ordinary baby. You know, he’s the Lord! Jesus—from Day One. I mean, he’s born giving orders, telling I had no idea it was so…primitive a ritual, so violent, so barbaric. But it’s very moving,” Mr. Fish added hastily, lest Dan and I be offended to hear our religion described as “primitive” and “barbaric.”
  4. #24
    “If a man does not find those things for which his heart is made, if he is never even invited to live for them from his deep heart, he will look for them in some other way.”
  5. #25
    “The mere imparting of information is not education. ”
  6. #26
    “In the schools of business administration Negroes are trained exclusively in the psychology and economics of Wall Street and are, therefore, made to despise the opportunities to run ice wagons, push banana carts, and sell peanuts among their own people. Foreigners, who have not studied economics but have studied Negroes, take up this business and grow rich.”
  7. #27
    “God seldom calls us for an easier life, but always calls us to know more of him and drink more deeply of His sustaining grace.”
  8. #28
    “God seldom calls us for an easier life, but always calls us to know more of him and drink more deeply of His sustaining grace.”
  9. #29
    “Because the thing is, what the man on the bus had said to me made complete and utter sense. I know it sounds odd, and I know it might seem meaningless to you, but to me those three words had... done something.”
  10. #30
    “Human consciousness and universal consciousness are in reality one and the same.”
  1. #31
    “No body part can be called “me,” yet somehow the conglomerate of thoughts, memories, physical body and senses is understood to be “me.””
  2. #32
    “Never forget, the words are not the reality, only reality is reality; picture symbols are the idea, words are confusion.”
  3. #33
    “If you have developed enough spiritual sensitivity to understand that there is no abiding peace or happiness to be found in ordinary human existence, you are qualified to study the deeper mysteries of spiritual life.”
  4. #34
    “Gramps always ends this story by saying, “That bed has been around my whole life, and I’m going to die in that bed, and then that bed will know everything there is to know about me.”″
  5. #35
    “Nevertheless, we all of us, to varying degrees, believed that when you saw the person you were copied from, you’d get some insight into who you were deep down, and maybe too, you’d see something of what your life held in store.”
  6. #36
    “You will never understand the meaning of actual reality.”
  7. #37
    “Clues to your passion are always around you. The sequence of events that led me to that stage began when I least expected it, but I was on the lookout for something more, something meaningful in my ilife. And even then I had to battle my natural instincts to experience it. You’ll only find your passion if you search and fight to discover it.”
  8. #38
    “Death really did not matter to him but life did, and therefore the sensation he felt when they gave their decision was not a feeling of fear but of nostalgia.”
  9. #39
    “I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn’t get it. They may think they get it, but they don’t. This is the sign you’ve been looking for. You were meant to read these words.”
  10. #40
    “Yet it is in this whole process of meeting and solving problems that life has its meaning. Problems are the cutting edge that distinguishes between success and failure. Problems call forth our courage and our wisdom; indeed, they create our courage and our wisdom.”
  1. #41
    ″ Love is as love does. Love is an act of will – namely, both an intention and an action. ”
  2. #42
    “I don’t wanta hear all your word descriptions of words words words you made up all winter, man I wanta be enlightened by actions.”
  3. #43
    “The silence was an intense roar.”
  4. #44
    “And once you live a good story, you get a taste for a kind of meaning in life, and you can’t go back to being normal; you can’t go back to meaningless scenes stitched together by the forgettable thread of wasted time.”
  5. #45
    “Pretty girls make graves.”
  6. #46
    “It’s not what you preach, it’s what you tolerate.”
  7. #47
    “The alarm shakes the bedside table. Without opening her eyes, Elisa feels for the clock’s ice-cold stopper. She’d been in a deep, soft, warm dream and wanted it back, one more tantalizing minute. But the dream eludes wakeful pursuit; it always does. There was water, dark water-that much she remembers. Tons of it, pressing at her, only she didn’t drown. She breathed inside it better, in fact, than she does here, in waking life, in drafty rooms, in cheap food, in sputtering electricity.”
  8. #48
    “Look deeper through the telescope and do not be afraid when the stars collide towards the darkness, because sometimes the most beautiful things begin in chaos.”
  9. #49
    “Lights, progress, growth, all those things we’re too hot and too poor to bother with anymore.”
  10. #50
    “It is only after you have come to know the surface of things . . . that you can venture to seek what is underneath. But the surface of things is inexhaustible.”
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