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    The most popular typefaces are the easiest to read; their popularity has made them disappear from conscious cognition. It becomes impossible to tell if they are easy to read because they are commonly used, or if they are commonly used because they are easy to read.
    — Zuzana Licko
    Even to get Yahya Khan to reason was an impossible task - it only made you lose your temper.
    — Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
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    As far as co-operation with The Hague is concerned it's impossible (to arrest Milosevic) by March 31 without an agreement on the federal level despite the consequences such a move could have.
    — Zoran ?in?ic
    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
    I don't believe actors who say they don't bleed into their characters. It's absolutely impossible not to.
    — Zoe Saldana
    If I was born into a household with anxiety about money, I wouldn't have had as much freedom to be in my own world. So it's impossible for me to divorce the privilege of my childhood from the other things.
    — Zoe Kazan
    Mountains and rivers are easy to move, but it's impossible to change a man's nature.
    — Zhang Xianliang
    tags: nature  impossible 
     
    What is essential to practice the Tao is to get rid of cravings and vexations. If these afflictions are not removed, it is impossible to attain stability. This is like the case of the fertile field, which cannot produce good crops as long as the weeds are not cleared away. Cravings and ruminations are the weeds of the mind; if you do not clear them away, concentration and wisdom do not develop.
    — Zhang Sanfeng
    tags: impossible  wisdom 
     
    I've had friends whose boyfriends I meet, then they break up and I end up staying buddies with the boyfriend. In this day and age with social media and Facebook, Twitter, it's really impossible to escape people that you've been involved with. In a weird way, it makes it easier for everyone to stay friends because you're just sort of stuck there.
    — Zachary Knighton
    There are intangible qualities of companies that you pour your heart into that are impossible to purchase. And it's really special when you create a company that provides that. Nothing tops the feeling of being a part of that.
    — Zach Klein
    I think that there's a proliferation of music that is done entirely in the bedroom for an Internet audience, but there's no way in hell that you could actually kill off a live show, and its importance in the creation of music - it's just impossible.
    — Zach Condon
    Growth isn't central at all, because I'm trying to run this company as if it's going to be here a hundred years from now. And if you take where we are today and add 15% growth, like public companies need to have for their stock to stay up in value, I'd be a multi-trillion-dollar company in 40 years. Which is impossible, of course.
    — Yvon Chouinard
    The lack of insight to reality, life and history as well as into God's ways, or sunan in His creation, some people will continue to seek or demand the impossible. They will imagine what does not or cannot happen, misunderstand occurrences and events, and interpret them on the basis of cherished illusions which in no way reflect God's sunan or the essence of Islamic law.
    — Yusuf al-Qaradawi
    It is impossible to ignore a highly important factor of the chess struggle - psychology.
    — Yuri Averbakh
    For clearly it is impossible to touch eternity with one hand and life with the other.
    — Yukio Mishima
    Language designers want to design the perfect language. They want to be able to say, 'My language is perfect. It can do everything.' But it's just plain impossible to design a perfect language, because there are two ways to look at a language. One way is by looking at what can be done with that language. The other is by looking at how we feel using that language-how we feel while programming.
    — Yukihiro Matsumoto
    Any attempt to capture the direct experience of the nature of mind in words is impossible. The best that can be said is that it is immeasurably peaceful and, once stabilized through repeated experience, virtually unshakable. It's an experience of absolute well-being that radiates through all physical, emotional and mental states-even those that might ordinarily be labeled as unpleasant.
    — Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
    What is it to you if I don't want others to want for me, if I want to want myself - if I want the impossible.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
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    The value of art is its ability to look into the "world of oblivion" and to find things that are generally unrecognized, forgotten, invisible and impossible to tell.
    — Yasumasa Morimura
    tags: value  impossible 
     
    The journalists are poking me all the time. It's impossible for me to stop even I want to.
    — Yao Ming
    tags: time  impossible 
     
    The West has become the world model; developing countries are dreaming of living like us, which is impossible. They should reject our model, because it is not sustainable. Developing countries should even give us the example, but unfortunately that's not what happens.
    — Yann Arthus-Bertrand
    In golf, it's almost impossible to be perfect on each shot; that's the fun and challenge of golf.
    — Yani Tseng
    Nothing is impossible in this world. Firm determination, it is said, can move heaven and earth. Things appear far beyond one's power, because one cannot set his heart on any arduous project due to want of strong will.
    — Yamamoto Tsunetomo
    The entrance into Zen is the grasping of one's essential nature. It is absolutely impossible, however, to come to a clear understanding of our essential nature by any intellectual or philosophical method. It is accomplished only by the experience of self-realization through zazen.
    — Yamada Koun
    Making your first feature film is actually impossible.
    — Yahoo Serious
    tags: impossible  film 
     
    I tried to do everything just as I would before any other match, but it was impossible.
    — Xabi Alonso
    tags: impossible 
     
    Feminism was recognized by the average man as a conflict in which it was impossible for a man, as a chivalrous gentleman, as a respecter of the rights of little nations (like little Belgium), as a highly evolved citizen of a highly civilized community, to refuse the claim of this better half to self-determination.
    — Wyndham Lewis
    There's not a hip-hop artist that didn't snatch of piece of Bob Marley. It's totally impossible.
    — Wyclef Jean
    tags: impossible  artist 
     
    Hunger does not breed reform; it breeds madness and all the distemper's that make an ordered life impossible.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    There has been something crude and heartless and unfeeling in our haste to suceed and be great. Our thought has been 'Let every man look out for himself, let every generation look out for itself,' while we reared giant machinery which made it impossible that any but those who stood at the levers of control should have a chance to look out for themselves.
    — Woodrow Wilson
    There are certain types of genres that are impossible in China. Ghost stories, something too graphic, too violent, and of course if it's too political. Other than that, it will be fine.
    — Wong Kar-wai
    I should like to know for what reason idleness is so popular with many young people that it is impossible to dissuade them from it either by words or by chastisements.
    — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    tags: people  young  impossible 
     
    It is only our exactions of life that are terrible. It is only our impossible conceptions of beauty and good and justice that are terrible-because they never are realized, and at the same time they prevent us taking life as it is. That is the real source of all our sorrow and suffering.
    — Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont
    Many people expect, just as they did then, "those at the top" to make all their decisions for them: Please get us work, and take care of our rent. These people vote for those who shout the loudest and deliver promises that are ultimately impossible to fulfill.
    — Wladyslaw Bartoszewski
    Once I got to know what's been happening historically, it's pretty impossible to un-know it. Like right now, there's the outbreak of cholera in Haiti, and people see that as a news headline, but I know there's half a billion dollars of aid that one senator is putting a hold on, that the Red Cross has raised half a billion dollars but has only spent $200 million.
    — Win Butler
    tags: people  impossible  right 
     
    I think sometimes you have to just imagine something that looks pretty impossible. By imagining something that is impossible, automatically you wish you could make it possible.
    — Wim Wenders
    As for the system of the Commune, which makes it impossible for a man to rise or fall, it is merely the old caste system revived; if it could be put into force, all industry would be disheartened, emulation would cease, and mankind would go to sleep.
    — William Winwood Reade
    tags: men  sleep  mankind  impossible 
     
    We are too young to realize that certain things are impossible... So we will do them anyway.
    — William Wilberforce
    tags: young  impossible 
     
    They're asking women to do impossible things. I don't believe women can carry a pack, live in a foxhole, or go a week without a bath.
    — William Westmoreland
    By the end of the summer of 1973 I thought it was virtually impossible for South Vietnam to survive. How in the heck could they?
    — William Westmoreland
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