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    mind Quotes

    My own disposition is to trust the reader. Of course, there's a line between trusting the reader and expecting her to read your mind. That's where a friend or an editor comes in. A great editor will tell you straight when you've drifted into the latter territory.
    — Zia Haider Rahman
    tags: friends  trust  mind  read 
    A poison can hardly be called safe if for some reason specific to me it's ineffective against, say, my body. But the power of story on the human mind is such that anecdote is often more persuasive than numbers. That's why news stories often concretize the impact of a change in government policy by following the story of one person.
    — Zia Haider Rahman
    There is no greater weapon than a prepared mind.
    — Zhuge Liang
    tags: mind 
    Let your mind wander in the pure and simple. Be one with the infinite. Let all things take their course.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: mind 
    The perfect man uses his mind as a mirror. It grasps nothing. It regrets nothing. It receives but does not keep.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: men  regret  mind 
    Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: mind 
    Your mind must become one, do not try to understand with your ears but with your heart. Indeed, not with your heart but with your soul.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: heart  soul  mind 
    Make your will one! Don't listen with your ears, listen with your mind. No, don't listen with your mind, but listen with your spirit. Listening stops with the ears, the mind stops with recognition, but spirit is empty- and waits on all things. The Way gathers in emptiness alone. Emptiness is the fasting of the mind.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: alone  listening  mind  spirit 
    Those who follow the Tao are of clear mind. They do not load their mind with anxieties and are flexible in their adjustment to external conditions.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: anxiety  mind 
    The mind remains undetermined in the great Void. Here the highest knowledge is unbounded. That which gives things their thusness cannot be delimited by things. So when we speak of 'limits', we remain confined to limited things. The limit of the unlimited is called 'fullness.' The limitlessness of the limited is called 'emptiness.' Tao is the source of both. But it is itself neither fullness nor emptiness
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: mind 
    The eyes envy the mind.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: eyes  envy  mind 
    The greatest tragedy that can befall a person is the atrophy of his mind.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: people  tragedy  mind 
    Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: nature  men  lost  charity  music  mind 
    The perfect man employs his mind as a mirror.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: men  mind 
    Listening stops with the ears, the mind stops with recognition, but spirit is empty and waits on all things.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: listening  mind  spirit 
    If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: water  mind 
    The hearing that is only in the ears is one thing. The hearing of the understanding is another. But the hearing of the spirit is not limited to any one faculty to the ear, or to the mind.
    — Zhuangzi
    The eye is a menace to clear sight, the ear is a menace to subtle hearing, the mind is a menace to wisdom, every organ of the senses is a menace to its own capacity.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: eyes  wisdom  mind 
    Let your mind wander in simplicity, blend your spirit with the vastness, follow along with things the way they are, and make no room for personal views-then the world will be governed.
    — Zhuangzi
    Hence it demands the emptiness of all the faculties. And when the faculties are empty, then the whole being listens. There is then a direct grasp of what is right there before you that can never be heard with the ear or understood with the mind.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: right  mind 
    Water becomes clear and transparent when in a quiescent stage. How much the more wonderful will be the mind of a sage when poised in quiescence! It is the mirror of heaven and earth, reflecting the ten thousand things.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: earth  sage  water  mind  heaven 
    Heal the soul first; then healing of the mind and body will follow.
    — Zhi Gang Sha
    tags: soul  body  healing  mind 
    I hope before I am getting too old and when my mind is still functioning, I can tell some better stories.
    — Zhang Yimou
    tags: mind  stories  hope 
    Wuxia is a fantasy world exists in everyone's mind.
    — Zhang Yimou
    tags: fantasy  world  mind 
    I've come to realize that it is much easier to infatuate people with promises, or even to lead them to their own deaths, than it is to awaken them to use their minds.
    — Zhang Xianliang
    tags: death  people  mind 
    I don't have any particular plans in mind. What I see is that you can become so focused on the idea of running that winning becomes your motivation, as opposed to what you stand for being your motivation.
    — Zephyr Teachout
    tags: winning  running  mind  ideas 
    To be in the mind and to be known are the same thing: in this domain esse est percipi.
    — Zeno Vendler
    tags: mind 
    A bad feeling is a commotion of the mind repugnant to reason, and against nature.
    — Zeno of Citium
    tags: nature  bad  mind 
    True peace of mind can be obtained only when one is personally awakened to the stark-naked fact that every effort is ultimately in vain.
    — Zenkei Shibayama
    tags: peace  true  facts  mind 
    I don't mind if people look at me like I'm crazy. I'm just being me.
    — Zendaya
    tags: people  crazy  mind 
    Now in your inner mind, tell yourself, 'Every time I begin to worry, I will immediately think of something to be grateful for.' Repeat this enough times until you feel that your inner mind will automatically go into gratitude mode as soon as it's aware that it's in worry mode.
    — Zelig Pliskin
    tags: time  gratitude  worries  mind 
    Now clear your minds. It knows what scares you. It has from the very beginning. Don't give it any help, it knows too much already.
    — Zelda Rubinstein
    tags: help  mind 
    New York's the place where you can have a private life. You can do anything, be anything you please. New Yorkers mind their own business. Police cars, ambulances, fire engines - nobody even turns around for them. We go to the movies for excitement.
    — Zelda Popkin
    tags: fire  movie  mind  business 
    Why do we spend years using up our bodies to nurture our minds with experience and find our minds turning then to our exhausted bodies for solace?
    — Zelda Fitzgerald
    tags: experience  body  mind  year 
    Open your heart and mind like the wings of a butterfly. See then how high you CAN fly.
    — Zeenat Aman
    tags: heart  mind  butterfly  wings 
    It should be noted, as with so many legends and popularly accepted truths created out of political motivation: There, in fact, is no evidence that the hundreds of murders historically attributed to the werewolves of Gévaudan were actually caused by wolves. As with all witchhunts, the endless battle against ignorance requires one to always keep an open mind and sharp wits when considering such rumors - especially the rumors we choose to enjoy.
    — Zeena Schreck
    I usually write my music on a piano, and I really enjoy performing that way, because that actually shows how the music was in my mind before it actually became an electronic song.
    — Zedd
    tags: song  music  mind  write 
    Be courageous when the mind deceives you Be courageous In the final account only this is important
    — Zbigniew Herbert
    tags: mind 
    The key point to bear in mind is that Russia cannot be in Europe without Ukraine also being in Europe, whereas Ukraine can be in Europe without Russia being in Europe.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    tags: key  mind  russia 
    Some girls like to say one thing and mean another. And me being who I am, I'm very straightforward. Everything is very black and white for me. I don't really like playing mind games.
    — Zayn Malik
    tags: girls  mind  games  black 
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