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differences Quotes

80 of the best book quotes about differences
  1. #1
    “Small changes can make huge destination differences.”
  2. #2
    “‘Most of all,’ he continued, ‘I miss that feeling when you go to sleep at night and when you wake up in the morning. It’s the feeling that everything is all right in the world. You know, that amazing feeling that you’re whole, that you’ve got everything you want, that you aren’t missing anything. Sometimes when I wake up, I get it for just a moment. It lasts a few seconds, but then I remember what happened, and how nothing has been the same since.’”
  3. #3
    “Look at Fletcher! Lowell! Charles-Roland! Judy Lee! Are they also special and gifted and divine? No more than you are, no more than I am. The only difference, the very only one, is that they have begun to understand what they really are and have begun to practice it.”
  4. #4
    “This is the true division between Silvers and Reds: the color of our blood. This simple difference somehow makes them stronger, smarter, better than us.”
  5. #5
    “There’s nothing wrong with being different.”
  6. #6
    “At last the large egg broke, and a young one crept forth crying, ‘Peep, peep.’ It was very large and ugly.”
  7. #7
    “If only people were smarter, evolved enough to treat everyone the same even if they looked different.”
  8. #8
    “A woman stood in the kitchen with her back to Coraline. She looked a little like Coraline’s mother. Only...”
  9. #9
    “How did she differ? What was the spirit in her, the essential thing, by which, had you found a crumpled glove in the corner of a sofa, you would have known it, from its twisted finger, hers indisputably? She was like a bird for speed, an arrow for directness. She was willful; she was commanding”
  10. #10
    “And I have by me, for my comfort, two strange white flowers – shrivelled now, and brown and flat and brittle – to witness that even when mind and strength had gone, gratitude and a mutual tenderness still lived on in the heart of man.”
  1. #11
    “At first things were very confusing. Everything was so entirely different from the world I had known – even the flowers.”
  2. #12
    “Young and old, poor and rich, scholarly gentlemen and illiterate servant girls—only to Father did it seem that they were all alike. That was Father’s secret: not that he overlooked the differences in people; that he didn’t know they were there.”
  3. #13
    “And were they really so different?”
  4. #14
    “Regardless of whatever I do, I know what my purpose is: to make a difference in people’s lives.”
  5. #15
    “The stakes involved in Washington policy debates are often so high-- whether we send our young men and women to war; whether we allow stem cell research to go forward-- that even small differences in perspective are magnified. The demands of party loyalty, the imperative of campaigns, and the amplification of conflict by the media all contribute to an atmosphere of suspicion. Moreover, most people who serve in Washington have been trained either as lawyers or as political operatives-- professions that tend to place a premium on winning arguments rather than solving problems. I can see how, after a certain amount of time in the capital, it becomes tempting to assume that those who disagree with you have fundamentally different values-- indeed, that they are motivated by bad faith, and perhaps are bad people.”
  6. #16
    “Compared with the Egyptians, the Greeks are childish mathematicians.”
  7. #17
    “But what kind of things one ought to choose instead of what, it is not easy to settle, for there are many differences in particular instances.”
  8. #18
    “What you remembered? Probably. More or less. Different people remember things differently, and you’ll not get any two people to remember anything the same, whether they were there or not.”
  9. #19
    “Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Some of them are things people are scared of. Some of them are things that look like things people used to be scared of a long time ago. Sometimes monsters are things people should be scared of, but they aren’t.”
  10. #20
    “borders
    are man-made
    they only divide us physically
    don’t let them make us
    turn on each other
    -we are not enemies”

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  1. #21
    “Everything you’re sure is right can be wrong in another place.”
  2. #22
    “From now on it was different; they seemed at the mercy of the sky’s caprices—in other words, suffered and hoped irrationally.”
  3. #23
    ″ When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom.”
  4. #24
    “When she says ‘I feel like you are not even here,’ he says ‘What do you mean I’m not here? Of course I am here. Don’t you see my body?’ ”
  5. #25
    “Love is magical, and it can last, if we remember our differences.”
  6. #26
    “The atmosphere was dominated by a feeling of mutual respect . . . There existed in those days a true camaraderie in our profession, whatever the small differences in our approach.”
  7. #27
    “And yet what precisely is this ‘greatness’? Just where, or in what, does it lie? . . . I would say that it is the very lack of obvious drama or spectacle that sets the beauty of our land apart.”
  8. #28
    “She looks sad. She looks angry. She looks different from everyone else I know—she cannot put on that happy face others wear when they know they are being watched. She doesn’t put on a face for me, which makes me trust her somehow.”
  9. #29
    “We’re all created equal, but we don’t all end up equal.”
  10. #30
    “It was puzzling that such a muddy little river like the Rio Grande should make such a difference in terms of what was lawful and what not.”
  1. #31
    “And thus it is that in the same affliction the wicked detest God . . . while the good pray and praise.”
  2. #32
    “While we often moved to different cadences, our nation was alive with ideals. We were in motion. Violence was everywhere but so was a conviction that we must somehow make this a better world.”
  3. #33
    “For even in the likeness of the sufferings, there remains an unlikeness in the sufferers; and though exposed to the same anguish, virtue and vice are not the same thing.”
  4. #34
    ″‘That’s not what I meant, though. I meant… that you’re different from the other people in the neighborhood, you know?’
    Of course he knew. They’d all been telling him so his whole life.”
  5. #35
    “You see, women are like fires, like flames. Some women are like candles, bright and friendly. Some are like single sparks, or embers, like fireflies for chasing on summer nights. Some are like campfires, all light and heat for a night and willing to be left after. Some women are like hearthfires, not much to look at but underneath they are all warm red coal that burns a long, long while.”
  6. #36
    “The emotions between the races could never be pure; even love was tarnished by the desire to find in the other some element that was missing in ourselves. Whether we sought out our demons or salvation, the other race would always remain just that: menacing, alien, and apart.”
  7. #37
    “But also because the underlying struggle - between worlds of plenty and worlds of want; between the modern and the ancient; between those who embrace our teeming, colliding, irksome diversity, while still insisting on a set of values that binds us together, and those who would seek, under whatever flag or slogan or sacred text, a certainty and simplification that justifies cruelty toward those not like us...”
  8. #38
    “It is something, Cassie. White is something just like black is something. Everybody born on this earth is something and nobody, no matter what color, is better than anybody else.”
  9. #39
    “I learned to slip back and forth between my black and white worlds, understanding that each possessed its own language and customs and structures of meaning, convinced that with a bit of translation on my part the two worlds would eventually cohere.”
  10. #40
    “There’s a right way of doing things and a wrong way. If you’ve made up your mind to be different from everybody else, I don’t suppose I can stop you, but I really don’t think it’s very considerate.”

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  1. #41
    “I’ve got the directions all memorized from a little map Monsanto’s mailed me but in my imagination dreaming about this big retreat back home there’d been something larkish, bucolic, all homely woods and gladness instead of all this aerial roaring mystery in the dark.”
  2. #42
    “Much of the work of midlife is to tell the difference between those who are dealing with their issues through you and those who are really dealing with you.”
  3. #43
    “In our school there were different groups you would run with, depending on your station in life. There were the town kids, whose daddies owned the hardware store or what have you—they were your cheerleaders and your football players. Then there were hoodlums, the motorcycle types that cut down trees on Halloween. And then there were the rest of us, the poor kids and the farm kids. Greasers, we were called, or Nutters. The main rule was that there was absolutely no mixing.”
  4. #44
    “But in the end I managed it, and the instant I saw her again, at that recovery centre in Dover, all our differences—while they didn’t exactly vanish—seemed not nearly as important as all the other things.”
  5. #45
    ″‘No one ever looks anything like their avatar.‘”
  6. #46
    “He was a man of black and white. And she was color. All the color he had.”
  7. #47
    “Then she began looking about, and noticed that what could be seen from the old room was quite common and uninteresting, but that all the rest was as different as possible. For instance, the pictures on the wall next the fire seemed to be all alive, and the very clock on the chimney-piece (you know you can only see the back of it in the Looking-glass) had got the face of a little old man, and grinned at her.”
  8. #48
    “What a group we were. A pregnant girl in love, a kindly shoemaker, an orphan boy, a blind girl, and a giantess who complained that everyone was in her way when she herself took up the most room. And me, a lonely girl who missed her family and begged for a second chance.”
  9. #49
    ″‘It is hard for you, little one,’ said Aslan. ‘But things never happen the same way twice. It has been hard for us all in Narnia before now.‘”
  10. #50
    ″‘I wanted my children to have the best combination: American circumstances and Chinese character. How could I know these things do not mix?‘”
  1. #51
    “So now Jim was the kite, the wild twine cut, and whatever wisdom was his taking him away from Will who could only run, earthbound, after one so high and dark silent and suddenly strange.”
  2. #52
    “We’re gifted, just like some families are smart, and others are rich, or beautiful, or athletic.”
  3. #53
    “The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.”
  4. #54
    ″‘My dear child,’ said the king, “you must be aware by this time that you are not exactly like other people.‘”
  5. #55
    “Stick two different people with two different sets of expectations under one rood and it ain’t always going to be shrimp and grits on Easter.”
  6. #56
    “The only difference today between Liberals and Conservatives is that the Liberals go to mass at five o’clock and the Conservatives at eight.”
  7. #57
    “Your father wasn’t there because he couldn’t be, my father wasn’t there because he chose not to be. We’re going to mourn their absence in different ways.”
  8. #58
    “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
  9. #59
    “Ok, so maybe my white teammates had problems, serious problems, but none of their problems was life threatening . . . But I looked over at the Wellpinit Redskins, at Rowdy . . . I knew that two or three of those Indians might not have eaten breakfast that morning.”
  10. #60
    “Around a minor G-type star toward one edge of a medium-sized galaxy planets swung as they had for billions of years, under a modified inverse square law that shaped space. Four were big enough, as planets go, to be noticeable; the rest were pebbles, concealed in the fiery skirts of the primary or lost in the black reaches of space. All, as is always the case, were infected with that oddity of distorted entropy called life; on the third and fourth planets surface temperatures cycled around the freezing point of hydrogen monoxide; in consequence they had developed life forms similar enough to permit a degree of social contact.”
  1. #61
    “It’s not right, Marilyn. It’s not right. ”
  2. #62
    “What’s genius? I don’t know but I do know that the difference between a madman and a professional is that a pro does as well as he can within what he has set out to do and a madman does exceptionally well at what he can’t help doing.”
  3. #63
    “The Germans and the Jews are wonderfully alike. There are, of course, great and obvious differences between them, because the Jews are few, scattered, anciently civilized, and southern in origin, while the Germans are many, concentrated, primitive, and northern.”
  4. #64
    “Well some days it’s not true. Maybe today you’re more in love with magic. I like being able to tell the difference, it makes the days it is true mean something.”
  5. #65
    “I wish that everything was different. I wish that I was a part of something. I wish that anything I said mattered, to anyone. I mean, let’s face it: would anybody even notice if I disappeared tomorrow?”
  6. #66
    “I didn’t plan on falling in love with you, and I doubt if you planned on falling in love with me. But once we met, it was clear that neither of us could control what was happening to us. We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created.”
  7. #67
    ″‘Tis set down so in heaven, but not in Earth.”
  8. #68
    “There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand different copies.”
  9. #69
    “There is often a great difference between the will of all and general will.”
  10. #70
    “I’m glad our families have decided to survive this war together, Ivy. I think we’re more alike than different.”
  1. #71
    “Whereas chimpanzees spend five hours a day chewing raw food, a single hour suffices for people eating cooked food.”
  2. #72
    “It might have been that my tardiness in learning to sense white people as ‘white’ people came from the fact that many of my relatives were ‘white’-looking people. My grandmother, who was white as any ‘white’ person, had never looked ‘white’ to me.”
  3. #73
    “‘Make it go away,’ I said, and he laughed. ‘You humans are truly grateful creatures, aren’t you?‘”
  4. #74
    “We should hope not for a colorblind society but instead for a world in which we can see each other fully, learn from each other, and do what we can to respond to each other with love. That was King’s dream—a society that is capable of seeing each of us, as we are, with love. That is a goal worth fighting for.”
  5. #75
    “Everything is Dual; everything has poles; everything has its pair of opposites; like and unlike are the same; opposites are identical in nature, but different in degree; extremes meet; all truths are but half-truths; all paradoxes may be reconciled.”
  6. #76
    “The only difference between you and the successful people you see in your life every day is that they have jumped.”
  7. #77
    “We prefer sight to almost everything else. The reason is that this, most of all the senses, makes us know and brings to light many differences between things.”
  8. #78
    “With slight shades of difference, you have the same religion, manners, habits, and political principles. You have in a common cause fought and triumphed together; the independence and liberty you possess are the work of joint counsels, and joint efforts of common dangers, sufferings, and successes.”
  9. #79
    “Most people think of themselves as individuals, that there’s no one on the planet like them. This thought motivates them to get out of bed, eat food and walk around like nothing’s wrong. My name is Oliver Tate.”
  10. #80
    “He had thought that a hibernating man showed no sign of life, but now he knew that this was wrong. Though it was impossible to define it, there was a difference between hibernation and death.”
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