I think I'd say that my whole body of work is a reflection of who I am, but not any one specific thing.
— Zooey Deschanel
Everything I do is a reflection of the duality within me. Musically, I really love things that are very synthetic and unnatural. And I also like the organic and human... the intrinsic, I guess.
— Zola Jesus
It's always a disappointing business confronting my own reflection. My body isn't bad. It's a perfectly nice, serviceable body. It's just that the external me- the study, lightly wrinkled, handbagged me- does so little credit to the stuff that's inside.
— Zoë Heller
A drop of water has the tastes of the water of the seven seas: there is no need to experience all the ways of worldly life. The reflections of the moon on one thousand rivers are from the same moon: the mind must be full of light.
— Zicheng Hong
I use my platform for more than just myself. Art is a reflection of human emotions. To neglect the political is to neglect what essentially is your job of storytelling. I would rather be known for the content of my character than for the project that I did.
It is by thoughtful reflection that the elusive moments of the past draw near to us in present reality and gain a measure of permanence.
— Yi-Fu Tuan
Theatre is a mirror, a sharp reflection of society. The greatest playwrights are moralists.
— Yasmina Reza
Any beauty you see in me is only a reflection of Him, any ugliness, a reflection of my self.
— Yasmin Mogahed
When I create music, it is a reflection of my soul, my experiences in life and my relationships with other people and cultures. Psychology, and understanding who we are as people in this world, is present in almost every creative thought I have.
The coming of honor or disgrace must be a reflection of one's inner power.
To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.
— Woodrow Wilson
A moment of prayerful reflection can prevent a lifetime of bitter regret.
— Woodrow M. Kroll
Don't feel that you have to tailor your literature a particular way to please any school of ideology. There will emerge in its own right, effortlessly, some kind of ideological direction which is a reflection of your thinking and you want your thinking, above all.
— Wole Soyinka
Man is profoundly dependent on the reflection of himself in another man's soul, be it even the soul of an idiot.
— Witold Gombrowicz
To me, baseball has always been a reflection of life. Like life, it adjusts. It survives everything.
— Willie Stargell
We cannot observe external things without some degree of Thought; nor can we reflect upon our Thoughts, without being influenced in the course of our reflection by the Things which we have observed.
— William Whewell
Repeated reflection and inquiry have led me to the somewhat novel opinion, that value depends entirely upon utility.
— William Stanley Jevons
There are three kinds of patriots, two bad, one good. The bad ones are the uncritical lovers and the loveless critics. Good patriots carry on a lover's quarrel with their country, a reflection of God's lover's quarrel with all the world.
— William Sloane Coffin
Marriage is a reflection of your life in general: how you treat people, how you argue, how secure you are in your own thoughts. How vehemently do you argue your point of view? With what disdain do you view the other's point of view?
— William Shatner
Theater is, of course, a reflection of life. Maybe we have to improve life before we can hope to improve theater.
— William Ralph Inge
Where you find obesity, you'll find poverty. It's a reflection of the South's struggle to raise its standard of living.
— William R. Ferris
Regret is an odd emotion because it comes only upon reflection. Regret lacks immediacy, and so its power seldom influences events when it could do some good.
— William O'Rourke
Most true happiness comes from one's inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. Admittedly, a good inner life is difficult to achieve, especially in these trying times. It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline.
— William L. Shirer
A little reflection will show us that every belief, even the simplest and most fundamental, goes beyond experience when regarded as a guide to our actions.
— William Kingdon Clifford
We cannot idealize technology. Technology is only and always the reflection of our own imagination, and its uses must be conditioned by our own values. Technology can help cure diseases, but we can prevent a lot of diseases by old-fashioned changes in behavior.
— William J. Clinton
Throughout his many years, he enriched the lives of countless others and served as a model of generosity and discipline to those he met, fostering an atmosphere of compassion, harmony, and unity. Sri Chinmoy was a leader, humanitarian, artist, athlete, and public servant who will be sorely missed. His legacy of kindness, reflection, and resolve will endure for many years to come.
— William J. Clinton
[Alternative energy] will make us less dependent on foreign oil. It would make us more secure in our future. It would mean that our foreign policy could be a reflection of our values and our other interests, and not just that.
— William J. Clinton
In a well-written book we are presented with the maturest reflections, or the happiest flights of a mind of uncommon excellence. It is impossible that we can be much accustomed to such companions without attaining some resemblance to them.
— William Godwin
The sin that now rises to memory as your bosom sin, let this first of all be withstood and mastered. Oppose it instantly by a detestation of it, by a firm will to conquer it, by reflection, by reason, and by prayer.
— William Ellery Channing
As we gaze into the mirror it holds up for us, we too easily imagine that what we behold is Nature when in fact we see the reflection of our own unexamined longings and desires.
— William Cronon
No wisdom that she may gain by experience and reflection hereafter, will compensate the loss of her present hilarity.
— William Cowper
I confess freely to you, I could never look long upon a monkey, without very mortifying reflections.
— William Congreve
Happiness must be shared. Selfishness it its enemy; to make another happy is to be happy one's self. It is quiet, most easily won in moments of solitude and reflection. It comes from within.
— William B. Ogden
What is a Person? is a clear and comprehensive reconsideration of the meaning of human personhood as the central core of social structures. With breadth of intellect and balance of wisdom, Smith resets the frame of reflection for the most important discussions of the twenty-first century.
— William B. Hurlbut
The air and the earth interpenetrated in the warm gusts of spring; the soil was full of sunlight, and the sunlight full of red dust. The air one breathed was saturated with earthy smells, and the grass under foot had a reflection of the blue sky in it.
— Willa Cather
Philosophical reflection could not leave the relation of mind and spirit in the obscurity which had satisfied the needs of the naive consciousness.
— Wilhelm Wundt
Chess is not for the faint-hearted; it absorbs a person entirely. To get to the bottom of this game, he has to give himself up into slavery. Chess is difficult, it demands work, serious reflection and zealous research.
— Wilhelm Steinitz
Response is what we have trained ourselves to be; it is a reflection of our manhood, character, ideals. We cannot always control our surface reactions, but we can sit at the helm of our lives and control our responses to the blows of life.
— Wilferd Peterson
Compassion is a reflection of our connectedness. Your voice is need and much appreciated!
— Widad Akrawi
Politicians are simply reflections of the public.
— Wes Jackson