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    philosophy Quotes

    Avoid the crowd, avoid mass audiences, keep your own counsel, which is the counsel of philosophy of wisdom you can acquire and make your own.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: wisdom  philosophy 
    Reggae has a philosophy, you know? It's not just entertainment. There's an idea behind it, a way of life behind the music, which is a positive way of life, which is a progressive way of life for better people.
    — Ziggy Marley
    I make music that I know that people will enjoy, and balance the ideas and philosophy that we put in music with music that when we play it live, people can move to it and groove to it.
    — Ziggy Marley
    I wish I could write a beautiful book to break those hearts that are soon to cease to exist: a book of faith and small neat worlds and of people who live by the philosophies of popular songs.
    — Zelda Fitzgerald
    We walked at night towards a cafe blooming with Japanese lanterns and I followed your white shoes gleaming like radium in the damp darkness. Rising off the water, lights flickered an invitation far enough away to be interpreted as we liked; to shimmer glamourously behind the silhouette of retrospective good times when we still believed in summer hotels and the philosophies of popular songs.
    — Zelda Fitzgerald
    A good rule of angling philosophy is not to interfere with any fishermans ways of being happy, unless you want to be hated.
    — Zane Grey
    tags: rules  philosophy 
    You can't will something into being. If you follow that philosophy all the way, to will something into being, that's animal style. That's what man does. But if you're looking at the philosophy correctly, and I never did - I like to think I did sometimes - you have to do it without ego, without the I. You have to separate yourself.
    — Zack Snyder
    tags: animals  men  ego  philosophy 
    For whatever reason I was always obsessed with the potential of humanity's physicality. Especially since we grew up with such a non-physical philosophy.
    — Zack Snyder
    While our managers debated what steps to take to address the sales and cash-flow crisis, I began to lead week-long employee seminars in what we called Philosophies. We'd take a busload at a time to places like Yosemite or the Marin Headlands above San Francisco, camp out, and gather under the trees to talk. The goal was to teach every employee in the company our business and environmental ethics and values.
    — Yvon Chouinard
    It's true that there are younger people making films, and there are different kinds of films. This has created some attention in what's coming out of Greece, and people like to find a way to name this new ethnic cinema. It's not like there's a movement, or a common philosophy in making these films. They're just things that happened, and now people are paying attention to it.
    — Yorgos Lanthimos
    As the writer of the lyric of the song 'God's Country,' I am outraged by the suggestion that somehow I am connected with, believe in, or am sympathetic with Communist or totalitarian philosophy.
    — Yip Harburg
    tags: believe  song  god  philosophy  lyrics 
    The most effective way of destroying art is the canonization of one given form. And one philosophy.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    tags: philosophy 
    In adopting the form of the adventure novel, Wells deepened it, raised its intellectual value, and brought into it elements of social philosophy and science. In his own field - though, of course, on a proportionately lesser scale - Wells may be likened to Dostoyevsky, who took the form of the cheap detective novel and infused it with brilliant psychological analysis.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    The literature of the immediate future will inevitably turn away from painting, whether respectably realistic or modern, and from daily life, whether old or the very latest and revolutionary, and turn to artistically realized philosophy.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    When we remove the snowdrift piled up over Chekhov in recent years, we uncover a man profoundly agitated by social problems; a writer whose social ideals are the same as those we live by; a philosophy of the divinity of man, of fervent faith in man - the faith that moves mountains.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    tags: men  live  faith  philosophy  year 
    Let the answers be wrong, let the philosophy be mistaken - errors are more valuable than truths: truth is of the machine, error is alive; truth reassures, error disturbs.
    — Yevgeny Zamyatin
    With just one polka dot, nothing can be achieved. In the universe, there is the sun, the moon, the earth, and hundreds of millions of stars. All of us live in the unfathomable mystery and infinitude of the universe. Pursuing philosophy of the universe through art under such circumstances has led me to what I call stereotypical repetition.
    — Yayoi Kusama
    I have been struggling with mental illness and emptiness throughout my life. Now I want people to understand my glorious quest for the truth. Working on paintings is a process toward my artistic creation. It is a new spiritual theme of my whole philosophy for pursuing the truth. Each painting represents a process in all of my art.
    — Yayoi Kusama
    The winter moon becomes a companion, the heart of the priest, sunk in meditation upon religion and philosophy, there in the mountain hall, is engaged in a delicate interplay and exchange with the moon; and it is this of which the poet sings.
    — Yasunari Kawabata
    There are two conflicting philosophies that I love: "Everything happens for a reason," as well as "you can change everything that you have control over."
    — Yara Shahidi
    Go away, you give philosophy nothing to catch hold of.
    — Xenocrates
    tags: philosophy 
    I don't master my craft or my style enough to have any philosophy or dogma to which I feel I belong.
    — Xavier Dolan
    tags: master  craft  philosophy 
    I'm not a person who writes really abstract things with oblique references. I look at abstraction like I look at condiments. Give me some Tabasco sauce, some ketchup, some mayonnaise. I love all of that. Put it on a trumpet. I've just got to have the ketchup and Tabasco sauce. That's my attitude about musical philosophy.
    — Wynton Marsalis
    My workout philosophy is; no pain, no pain
    — Woody Paige
    tags: pain  philosophy 
    Exchanging blows generously, which is not uncommon in some other martial arts, is unthinkable in Shaolin philosophy, because a Shaolin disciple always assumes that an opponent is competent and able to inflict damage with just one blow.
    — Wong Kiew Kit
    I have a Ph.D. in philosophy and sports science. At 14, I went through this really tough Soviet training system. A lot of my roommates got psychologically broken or physically injured. Either you came through, or you were out. I made my Ph.D. work in the field of young athletes aged 14-19 because at this age any human is changing.
    — Wladimir Klitschko
    tags: work  young  human  age  broken  philosophy 
    Nobody symbol occurred to me one night at my grandmother's house. The eyes are an inversion of X'd out eyes - the man is enlightened. His teeth are clenched. It's not a smiley face. It's right before he dies. It plays into my philosophy where everybody gets enlightened before they die.
    — Willis Earl Beal
    tags: men  night  right  eyes  die  philosophy 
    A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.
    — William Winwood Reade
    It is this ideal of progress through cumulative effort rather than through genius-progress by organised effort, progress which does not wait for some brilliant stroke, some lucky discovery, or the advent of some superman, has been the chief gift of science to social philosophy.
    — William Wickenden
    Our philosophies must be rewritten to remove them from the domain of words and "ideas," and to plant their roots firmly in the earth.
    — William Vogt
    tags: earth  philosophy 
    In his Philosophy of Style, Herbert Spencer gives two sentences to illustrate how the vague and general can be turned into the vivid and particular: In proportion as the manners, customs, and amusements of a nation are cruel and barbarous, the regulations of its penal code will be severe. In proportion as men delight in battles, bullfights, and combats of gladiators, will they punish by hanging, burning, and the rack.
    — William Strunk, Jr.
    In matters of philosophy and science authority has ever been the great opponent of truth. A despotic calm is usually the triumph of error. In the republic of the sciences sedition and even anarchy are beneficial in the long run to the greatest happiness of the greatest number.
    — William Stanley Jevons
    To become a popular religion, it is only necessary for a superstition to enslave a philosophy.
    — William Ralph Inge
    tags: philosophy 
    Philosophy means thinking things out for oneself. Ultimately, there can be only one true philosophy, since reason is one and we all live in the same world.
    — William Ralph Inge
    The object of studying philosophy is to know one's own mind, not other peoples.
    — William Ralph Inge
    tags: philosophy  mind 
    In praising science, it does not follow that we must adopt the very poor philosophies which scientific men have constructed. In philosophy they have much more to learn than to teach.
    — William Ralph Inge
    tags: men  poor  philosophy  learn  adopt 
    Paradox is thus a much deeper and universal concept than the ancients would have dreamed. Rather than an oddity, it is a mainstay of the philosophy of science.
    — William Poundstone
    tags: philosophy 
    The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.
    — William Osler
    To know just what has do be done, then to do it, comprises the whole philosophy of practical life.
    — William Osler
    tags: philosophy 
    My philosophy is that all stocks are bad. There are no good stocks unless they go up in price. If they go down instead, you have to cut your losses fast Letting losses run is the most serious mistake made by most investors.
    — William O'Neil
    tags: loss  mistakes  bad  philosophy  stock 
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