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possibilities Quotes

42 of the best book quotes about possibilities
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“It seemed as if New England was a region given up to the dreams of fancy and the unrestrained experiments of innovators.”
Alexis de Tocqueville
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Democracy in America, Volume I
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dreams
creativity
possibilities
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“A friend is a loved one who awakens your life in order to free the wild possibilities within you.”
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“Realistic thinking is based on what others think is possible—but they are not you and have no way of knowing your potential and purposes.”
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“This place I am hoping to get to is so marvelous that if I described it to you now you would go crazy with excitement. And then, if we failed to get there (which is very possible), you would die of disappointment. I don’t want to raise your hopes too much, my darlings.”
Mr. Fox
The Small Foxes
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“He was bound for the old claim on the left fork of Henderson Creek, where the boys were already. They had come over across the divide from the Indian Creek Country, while he had come the round-about way to take a look at the possibilities of getting out logs in the spring from the islands in the Yukon. ”
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“Gate after gate seemed to close with gentle finality behind me. Innumerable beadles were fitting innumerable keys into well-oiled locks; the treasure-house was being made secure for another night.”
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“All day long we are, in some degree helping each other to one or the other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all of our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics.”
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“I think of my own epitaph, still to be written, and all the places I’ll wander. No longer rooted, but gold, flowing. I feel a thousand capacities spring up in me.”
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“Losing the possibility of something is the exact same thing as losing hope and without hope nothing can survive.”
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“It wasn’t about loyalty. It was about him standing up for what he believed in. And I wanted to be my dad’s son. Someone who believed a better world was possible––someone who stood up for it.”
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“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.”
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“There were many ways down Mount Fuji, according to my guidebook, but only one way up. Life lesson in that, I thought.”
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“If I’d been someone else in a different world I’d’ve done something different, but I was myself and the world was the world, so I was silent.”
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“Ivan Ilych never abused his power; he tried on the contrary to soften its expression, but the consciousness of it and the possibility of softening its effect, supplied the chief interest and attraction of his office.”
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“Besides considerations as to the possible transfers and promotions likely to result from Ivan Ilych’s death, the mere fact of the death of a near acquaintance aroused, as usual, in all who heard of it the complacent feeling that, “it is he who is dead and not I.”
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“There, in childhood, there had been something really pleasant with which it would be possible to live if it could return. But the child who had experienced that happiness existed no longer, it was like a reminiscence of somebody else.”
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“A veil hangs between the two opposites, a mere slip of a thing that is transparent to warn us or comfort us. You hate now but look through this veil and see the possibility of love; you’re sad now but look through to the other side and see happiness. Absolute composure to a complete mess - it happens so quickly, all in the blink of an eye.”
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“You must envision your world through the eyes of positivity and possibility. The moment you do that, you open up a world of endless abundance.”
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″...don’t tell nobody don’t tell a soul are we animals? have we gone crazy? i can’t hear anythin but maddening screams and the soft strains of death and promised me you promised me... somebody/anybody sing a black girl’s song bring her out to know herself to know you but sing her rhythms carin/ struggle/ hard times sing her song of life she’s been dead so long closed in silence so long she doesn’t know the sound of her own voice her infinite beauty she’s half-notes scattered without rhythm/ no tune sing her sighs sing the songs of her possibilities sing a righteous gospel let her be born and handled warmly.”
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“No man knows what he can do until he tries.”
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“My mother believed you could be anything you wanted in America. You could open a restaurant. You could work for the government and get good retirement. You could buy a house with almost no money down. You could become rich. You could become instantly famous.”
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“And yet amid the clamor of suspicion, she could hear the soft chiming of another bell, the sound of ‘What if?’ What if she let herself be comforted, gave up the pretense of being beyond the things she’d lost?”
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“And if she was, then Grisha weren’t inherently evil. They were like anyone else—full of the potential to do great good, and also great harm. To ignore that would make Matthias the monster.”
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“My point is that there can be no exceptions allowed on the score of character, position, or probability. What we must now examine is the possibility of eliminating one or more persons on the facts.”
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“Once upon a time a man who had become invisible arrived in America.”
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“I’m a believer in the perfectibility of human beings. I think we can be better. I think we can be perfect or near to it. And when we become our best selves, the possibilities are endless.”
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“Just think of it, Crown Princess, you can start a new life with new possibilities. You will decide who you are.”
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“Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.”
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“The truth about the world, he said, is that anything is possible.”
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“There are multiple possibilities for every book.”
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“The roof over the whole of Russia has been torn off, and we and all the people find ourselves under the open sky.”
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“The human bones are but vain lines dawdling, the whole universe a blank mold of stars.”
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“When I left Queen’s my future seemed to stretch out before me like a straight road. I thought I could see along it for many a milestone. Now there is a bend in it. I don’t know what lies around the bend, but I’m going to believe that the best does. It has a fascination of its own, that bend, Marilla.”
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“We study history not to know the future but to widen our horizons, to understand that our present situation is neither natural nor inevitable, and that we consequently have many more possibilities before us than we imagine.”
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“He could have run, could have wept, could have clung to the sides of the skiff until the darkness took him, but he did none of those things. He stood unflinching before the gathering dark. ”
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“...you interpret daily life according to your ideas of what is possible or not possible.”
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“God sees us from the perspective of who He created us to be, but we too often see ourselves from our limitations instead of our possibilities.”
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“There are so many THINKS that a thinker can think!”
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“You can think about Night, a night in Na-Nupp. The birds are asleep and the three moons are up.”
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“You can think about red. You can think about pink. You can think up a horse. Oh, the THINKS you can think!”
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“His thoughts began to race like mad. He was scared and worried. Being helpless, he felt hopeless. He imagined all the possibilities, and eventually he realized that his only chance of becoming himself again was for someone to find the red pebble and to wish that the rock next to it would be a donkey.”
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it brings to life summers when kids disappeared for days at a time, when there were no planned activities, and each day held its own possibilities.

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