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“You may think some of this seems far-fetched, even impossible. Believe me, I know we all cling to life and its certainties. It’s not easy in these cynical times to cast off the hardness and edge that gets us through our days. But try just a little.”
Ben Sherwood
The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud
Florio Ferrente
“To think that now never again would that smiling face be seen on their streets—never again would that cheery little voice proclaim the gladness of some everyday experience! It seemed unbelievable, impossible, cruel.”
“For, in the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work.”
“In all the world I have no one but you. Help me to follow you, even though it seems impossible. Help me to trust you as much as I long to love you.”
“My brother and I became seriously interested in the problem of human flight in 1899 ... We knew that men had by common consent adopted human flight as the standard of impossibility. When a man said, “It can’t be done; a man might as well try to fly,” he was understood as expressing the final limit of impossibility.”
“It’s impossible, and if it isn’t impossible, it’s irrelevant, and if it isn’t either of those things, it’s embarrassing.”
There are misfortunes in life that no one will accept; people would rather believe in the supernatural and the impossible.
The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
“He smiles at me, and I suddenly am seventeen again—the year I realized love doesn’t follow the rules, the year I understood that nothing is worth having so much as something unattainable.”
“There is the situation of the city—to find a place where nothing need be imported is wellnigh impossible.”
“There are moments when mental overload can render words impossible.”
“Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said: ‘one can’t believe impossible things.’ ‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.‘”
“A normal life within society would be impossible for someone like me.”
“Whatever happens to you belongs to you. Make it yours. Feed it to yourself even if it feels impossible to swallow. Let it nurture you, because it will.”
“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”
“‘Oh, how I wish I could shut up like a telescope! I think I could, if only I knew how to begin.’ ‘For, you see, so many out-of-the-way things had happened lately, that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible.‘”
“How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?”
“Every man is an impossibility until he is born; every thing impossible until we see a success.”
Listen to the MUSTN’TS, child, Listen to the DON’TS Listen to the SHOULDN’TS The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON’TS Listen to the NEVER HAVES Then listen close to me— Anything can happen, child, ANYTHING can be.
“No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one’s existence--that which makes its truth, its meaning--its subtle and penetrating essence. It is impossible.”
“Love those that hate you, but to love those one hates is impossible.”
“Bid me run, and I will strive with things impossible.”
“So many things are possible just as long as you don’t know they’re impossible.”
The impossible cannot have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
“It’s impossible to protect your kids against disappointment in life.”
“When we recognize it is impossible for us to perform a duty in our own strength, we will discover the secret of its accomplishment.”
“It’s impossible, without its affecting your health, to show yourself day after day contrary to what you feel.”
“If we look to our spouses to fill up our tanks in a way that only God can do, we are demanding an impossibility.”
“You asked the impossible of a machine...and the machine complied.”
“It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster than any subway train—a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and unforming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel.”
“It is impossible for the whole to be happy unless all, or most or some, of its parts possess happiness.”
″‘Why not start your own company?’ He snorted. ‘If only it were that easy. It’s impossible to compete with Sanchez. Literally impossible.‘”
“It’s impossible to hold up the banners of victim and victory at the same time.”
“Moreover, in this way they can rejoice in the illusion of never having made a mistake; for act follows so swiftly on act that it is impossible to reconstruct the past and say that an alternative decision would have been better. ”
“For a long time, Henry Bemis had had an ambition. to read a book. Not just the title or the preface, or a page somewhere in the middle. He wanted to read the whole thing, all the way through from beginning to end. A simple ambition perhaps, but in the cluttered life of Henry Bemis, an impossibility.”
“Yes, and he was our little brother. I think that was why”—she thought for a moment, still smiling to herself—“yes, why he told us such impossible stories, such strange imaginings. He was jealous, I think, because we were older—and because we could read better.”
“Her trips always ended near a city somewhere Way out in a freight yard with smoke clouding the air, Where a turmoil of trains made a great noisy rumble On crisscrossing tracks, an impossible jumble.”
“There are many children out there who would love to be able to choose you, choose Rosa, any one of you here. But it’s not possible for them. You’re beyond their reach. That’s why they come to the window, to dream about having you.”
“Knowing that Mr. Yates was infamous for giving impossible tests had made me want to redefine possible.”
“Why, America’s the only free nation on earth ... No, no! Couldn’t happen here!”
“There is no Solution! There will never be a state of society anything like perfect!”
“Just because something seems impossible doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try.”
“The sky is the limit... for some people aim higher nothing is impossible.”
“The thought of a separation ran always the stronger in my mind; and the more I approved of it, the more ashamed I grew of my approval. It would be a fine, handsome, generous thing, indeed, for Alan to turn round and say to me: “Go, I am in the most danger, and my company only increases yours.” But for me to turn to the friend who certainly loved me, and say to him: “You are in great danger, I am in but little; your friendship is a burden; go, take your risks and bear your hardships alone––” no, that was impossible; and even to think of it privily to myself, made my cheeks to burn.”
“He had never before known how deep a hold upon him his fondness for the boy and his pride in him had taken. He had never seen his strength and good qualities and beauty as he seemed to see them now. To his obstinate nature it seemed impossible - more than impossible- to give up what he had so set his heart upon. And he determined that he would not give it up without a fierce struggle.”
″‘I’m afraid that won’t be possible,’ the innkeeper said again. ‘The Black Knight with the White Shield isn’t here. He left earlier tonight.‘”
″‘Night here,’ he said, ‘is so dark, so terribly dark, that it is impossible for a mere bird to survive one glimpse of it.‘”
“I tried running- the action of the earth’s surface threw me to the ground. I tried walking- I doddered, staggered, floundered, and tumbled. I tried crawling, but the earth’s rumblings and heavings kept rolling me over on my side. I Iooked up at the mountain ahead and saw at once that it would be impossible to reach in the short time allotted me.”
″...children take everything seriously and do not recognize impossibility, they can fail ten times in an attempt to knock something over and still be convinced that the next try will succeed.”
“It was impossible just to swim and float in the morning sunshine as if nobody had anything else of which to think.”
“It is difficult to live in the present, pointless to live in the future and impossible to live in the past.”
“If you wish for things you can’t possibly hope for, you’re only going to be disappointed.”

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