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    existence Quotes

    They are going to leave [Gaza], not because this is a gift from Israel. This is because they failed to confront our people, so don't describe their withdrawal from here...as a gift for the Palestinians. This is because they are defeated here. HAMAS will never recognize the existence of a Jewish State in the region.
    — Zuheir Mohsen
    tags: people  existence  gift 
    Yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity exists only for tactical reasons. The establishment of a Palestinian state is a new tool to continue the fight against Israel and for Arab unity.
    — Zuheir Mohsen
    I'm a fan of the simulation theory. I tend to think that most of our existence, if not all of it, is part of a hologram created by some type of other life form, or some type of other artificial intelligence. Now, it may be impossible for us to ever know that, but a bunch of recent studies in string theory physics have proved that.
    — Zoltan Istvan
    When you live alone, your furnishings, your possessions, are always confronting you with the thinness of your existence.
    — Zoë Heller
    tags: live  existence  alone 
    If you are determined and confident, there is nothing in this great existence that can stop you from achieving what you want.
    — Zinedine Zidane
    tags: existence 
    Birth is not a beginning; death is not an end. There is existence without limitation; there is continuity without a starting point.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: death  existence  birth 
    The effect of life in society is to complicate and confuse our existence, making us forget who we really are by causing us to become obsessed with what we are not.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: society  existence 
    The Portal of God is nonexistence. All things sprang from nonexistence. Existence could not make existence existence. It must have proceeded from nonexistence, and nonexistence and nothing are one. Herein is the abiding place of the sage.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: existence  sage  god 
    If there is existence, there must be non-existence. And if there was a time when nothing existed, there must have been a time before that - when even nothing did not exist. Suddenly, when nothing came into existence, could one really say whether it belonged to the category of existence or non-existence?
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: time  existence 
    A Marine knows that pride is the bedrock upon which he will lay the foundation of his life, and on that foundation he will build the structure by which the worth of his existence and the measure of his accomplishments will be judged.
    — Zell Miller
    tags: existence  pride  worth 
    A unifying factor between the different traditions and lineages of Tantra, is that it is feminine in nature. It acknowledges the feminine as the basis from which all the practices spring. Therefore, Tantra is by its nature, the understanding that all phenomenal existence, the universe, or cosmos, that we experience is feminine in nature.
    — Zeena Schreck
    Immortal beings have been compared to stars, these are existences that linger on long after the death of the thing itself.
    — Zeena Schreck
    In order to understand why one chooses to be a Tantric practitioner, there has to be an understanding of cause and effect, cyclic existence, the awareness that the reality that we think we are seeing is not reality as it really truly is. So enlightenment is seeing reality with bare awareness, non-conceptual reality.
    — Zeena Schreck
    Ukraine, a new and important space on the Eurasian chessboard, is a geopolitical pivot because its very existence as an independent country helps to transform Russia. Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be a Eurasian empire.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    tags: existence  help  space  russia 
    If I wait for someone else to validate my existence, it will mean that I'm shortchanging myself.
    — Zanele Muholi
    tags: existence 
    Living in war is a co- existence with death.
    — Zainab Salbi
    tags: death  living  existence  war 
    I don't think fear necessarily is a core human emotion, but I do think fear of death is something that is at the core of every person's existence.
    — Zachary Cole Smith
    tags: death  fear  human  emotion  existence 
    There's more to life than being an actor in a Hollywood movie. I'm not going to adapt my life after that existence, where a lot of people do. And they get the publicist, and they get all that stuff, and it becomes them. I think it's a stupid way to live your life. A really dumb way to live your life.
    — Zach Galifianakis
    tags: people  live  existence  movie 
    I find it hard to believe that so many people doubt the existence of God. I mean, seriously, I'm here, so is it such a stretch to imagine that another all-powerful being could exist somewhere in the universe?
    — Zach Braff
    Even if we want to eradicate our ghosts, our dead, our murdered, even if you erase a name and the record of the existence of a person, somebody remembers.
    — Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
    tags: people  existence  ghost 
    I remain detached and distant, but it is under my eyes and my orders that the work of art must create itself. Then, when the creation starts, I stand there, present at the ceremony, immaculate, calm, relaxed... ready to welcome the work of art that is coming into existence in the tangible world.
    — Yves Klein
    Yet how strange a thing is the beauty of music! The brief beauty that the player brings into being transforms a given period of time into pure continuance; it is certain never to be repeated; like the existence of dayflies and other such short-lived creatures, beauty is a perfect abstraction and creation of life itself. Nothing is so similar to life as music.
    — Yukio Mishima
    Even when we're with someone we love, we're foolish enough to think of her body and soul as being separate. To stand before the person we love is not the same as loving her true self, for we are only apt to regard her physical beauty as the indispensable mode of her existence. When time and space intervene, it is possible to be deceived by both, but on the other hand, it is equally possible to draw twice as close to her real self.
    — Yukio Mishima
    tags: beauty  time  people  self  soul  existence  true  body  space  loving  real 
    Living is merely the chaos of existence.
    — Yukio Mishima
    tags: living  existence  chaos 
    There isn't any fear in existence itself, or any uncertainty, but living creates it.
    — Yukio Mishima
    tags: fear  living  existence 
    We had stretched out our arms to each other and supported something in our joined hands, but this thing we were holding was like a sort of gas that exists when you believe in its existence and disappears when you doubt. The task of supporting it seems simple at first glance, but actually requires an ultimate refinement of calculation and a consummate skill.
    — Yukio Mishima
    tags: believe  existence  doubt 
    All my life I have been acutely aware of a contradiction in the very nature of my existence. For forty-five years I struggled to resolve this dilemma by writing plays and novels. The more I wrote, the more I realized mere words were not enough. So I found another form of expression.
    — Yukio Mishima
    I always take a close look at those who lose themselves in self portraits. They are solitary souls, prone to introspection, who have really grappled with their existence.
    — Young-Ha Kim
    tags: self  soul  existence 
    It meant something to me " the idea of a coat guarding and hiding a woman's body. For me, a woman who is absorbed in her work, who does not care about gaining one's favor, strong yet subtle at the same time, is essentially more seductive. The more she hides and abandons her femininity, the more it emerges from the very heart of her existence.
    — Yohji Yamamoto
    tags: time  work  women  heart  existence  body  care  strong  ideas 
    It's easy for me to care about Toronto, because Toronto is a community that cares about itself. It represents the world. It talks to itself, and because it does, it figures out that there must be a music garden as part of its existence.
    — Yo-Yo Ma
    The soldier who fights to death never dies, but the soldier who fights for existence never truly exists.
    — Yi Sun-sin
    tags: death  existence  fight  die 
    Currently poaching threatens the very existence of the African Elephant, and my worry is that if we do not act NOW, we could be looking at a future in which this iconic species is wiped out.
    — Yaya Toure
    But, drawn to her at that moment, he felt a quiet like the voice of the rain flow over him. He knew well enough that for her it was in fact no waste of effort, but somehow the final determination that it was had the effect of distilling and purifying the woman's existence.
    — Yasunari Kawabata
    T]here is no other purpose of my existence except to know, love and get closer to God. This is the one and only reason why I was created. And this is the most essential realization, as it defines everything else I do or believe. It defines all things around me, and everything I experience in life.
    — Yasmin Mogahed
    Something is wrong here: sex has been with us since the human race began its existence, yet I would estimate that 90 percent of human beings still suffer enormous inhibitions in this area.
    — Xaviera Hollander
    tags: human  existence  wrong  sex  race 
    Theoretical scientists who probe the secrets of the universe and philosophers who seek answers to existence, as well as painters such as Paul Klee who find the thoughts of men of science compatible with art, influence me far more than most photographers.
    — Wynn Bullock
    In a photograph, if I am able to evoke not alone a feeling of the reality of the surface physical world but also a feeling of the reality of existence that lies mysteriously and invisibly beneath its surface, I feel I have succeeded. At their best, photographs as symbols not only serve to help illuminate some of the darkness of the unknown, they also serve to lessen the fears that too often accompany the journeys from the known to the unknown.
    — Wynn Bullock
    Artists put as much vitality and delight into their saintliness and escape out as most men do their escapes into similar places from respectable existence.
    — Wyndham Lewis
    tags: men  existence  artist 
    Now, as for this new breed of musicians with their 'ultrasonic' conservatory technique, I say: So What. Tell me a story from the heart of your soul and what your existence in this Universe is all about!
    — Woody Shaw
    The white men were roused by a mere instinct of self-preservation-until at last there had sprung into existence a great Ku Klux Klan, a veritable empire of the South, to protect the Southern country.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    tags: men  existence  instinct 
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