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18+ quotes from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

Quotes from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

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“In my humdrum life, the daily battle hasn't been good vs. evil. It's hardly so epic. Most days, my real battle is doing good vs. doing nothing. -Deirdre Sullivan”
― quote from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women


“Beliefs are choices. No one has authority over your personal beliefs. Your beliefs are in jeopardy only when you don't know what they are.”
― quote from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women


“I believe in the absolute and unlimited liberty of reading. I believe in wandering through the stacks and picking out the first thing that strikes me. I believe in choosing books based on the dust jacket. I believe in reading books because others dislike them or find them dangerous. I believe in choosing the hardest book imaginable. I believe in reading up on what others have to say about this difficult book and then making up my own mind. - Rick Moody”
― quote from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women


“I am not the lonely human, plunked down on earth to aimlessly wander. I am a part of that earth and not going anywhere- just like the spider up in the corner, the dust on the sill, and the cat I buried in the backyard. -Jamaica Ritcher.”
― quote from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women


“Presence is a noun, not a verb; it is a state of being, not doing. States of being are not highly valued in a culture that places a high priority on doing. Yet, true presence or "being with" another person carries with it a silent power.”
― quote from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women


“Love is primal. It is comprised of compassion, care, security, and a leap of faith.”
― quote from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women


“Soon, a national and international feminist movement was challenging the idea that what happened to men was political but what happened to women was cultural; that the first could be changed but the second could not. - Gloria Steinem”
― quote from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women


“I believe in the pursuit of happiness. Not its attainment, nor its final definition, but its pursuit. I believe in the journey, not the arrival; in conversation, not monologues; in multiple questions rather than any single answer. I believe in the struggle to remake ourselves and challenge each other in the spirit of eternal forgiveness, in the awareness that none of us knows for sure what happiness truly is, but each of us knows the imperative to keep searching. I believe in the possibility of surprising joy, of serenity through pain, of homecoming through exile.”
― quote from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women


“I BELIEVE IN THE 50-PERCENT THEORY. Half the time things are better than normal; the other half, they are worse. I believe life is a pendulum swing.”
― quote from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women


“You only have what you give. It’s by spending yourself that you become rich.”
― quote from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women


“IF I HAVE ONE OPERATING PHILOSOPHY ABOUT LIFE, it is this: “Be cool to the pizza delivery dude; it’s good luck.” Four principles guide the pizza dude philosophy.”
― quote from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women


“Everything potent, from human love to atomic energy, is dangerous;”
― quote from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women


“In my humdrum life, the daily battle hasn’t been good versus evil. It’s hardly so epic. Most days, my real battle is doing good versus doing nothing. In going”
― quote from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women


“Leaving Identity Issues to Other Folks”
― quote from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women


“Action is what separates a belief from an opinion. Beliefs are imprinted through actions.”
― quote from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women


“So, my credo consists of the pursuit and the act. One without the other is self-indulgence.”
― quote from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women


“I believe in the pursuit of happiness. Not its attainment, nor its final definition, but its pursuit. I believe in the journey, not the arrival;”
― quote from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women


“To see what must be done and not to do it, is a crime.”
― quote from This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women


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“Whenever there was an opening for a new show, she would invite him; there would be champagne and hors d’oeuvres, women in smart dresses and men in well-cut suits. Anne would circulate around the room, stopping to talk with the people clustered in front of the paintings—wild, abstract splashes of color or more somber, tonal works. Marco didn’t understand any of it. The most beautiful, the most arresting thing in the room, for him, would always be Anne. He would stay out of her way, stand over by the bar eating cheese, or off to the side, and watch her do her thing. She had been trained for it, getting her degree in art history and modern art, but more than that, she had an instinct for it, a passion. Marco had not grown up with art, but it was part of her life, and he loved her for it.”
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“Are you genuine? or just a play-actor? A representative? it the actual thing represented?-Ultimately you are even just an imitation play-actor....Second question for the conscience.”
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