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
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
Let your mind wander in the pure and simple. Be one with the infinite. Let all things take their course.
The perfect man uses his mind as a mirror. It grasps nothing. It regrets nothing. It receives but does not keep.
Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free.
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.
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.
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.
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
The eyes envy the mind.
The greatest tragedy that can befall a person is the atrophy of his 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.
The perfect man employs his mind as a mirror.
Listening stops with the ears, the mind stops with recognition, but spirit is empty and waits on all things.
If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heal the soul first; then healing of the mind and body will follow.
— Zhi Gang Sha
I hope before I am getting too old and when my mind is still functioning, I can tell some better stories.
— Zhang Yimou
Wuxia is a fantasy world exists in everyone's mind.
— Zhang Yimou
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
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
To be in the mind and to be known are the same thing: in this domain esse est percipi.
— Zeno Vendler
A bad feeling is a commotion of the mind repugnant to reason, and against nature.
— Zeno of Citium
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
I don't mind if people look at me like I'm crazy. I'm just being me.
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
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
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
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
Open your heart and mind like the wings of a butterfly. See then how high you CAN fly.
— Zeenat Aman
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 GÃ©vaudan 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.
Be courageous when the mind deceives you Be courageous In the final account only this is important
— Zbigniew Herbert
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
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