Quotes on Continuity Of Life

We have, each of us, a life story, whose continuity, whose sense, is our lives. Oliver Sacks

We belong to that order of mammals, the primates, distinguished by its propensity for repeated single litters, intense parental care, long life-spans, late sexual maturity, and a complex and extensive social existence... Our protracted biological and psychological helplessness, which extends well into the third year of life, intensifies the bond between infant and parents, making possible a sense of generational continuity. In contrast to other primates these bonds are not obliterated after sexual maturity. Louise J Kaplan

Happy was she who could believe without seeing, who was at one with the duration and continuity of life. Julio Cortazar

If a society is to preserve stability and a degree of continuity, it must learn how to keep its adolescents from imposing their tastes, values, and fantasies on everyday life. Eric Hoffer

The dialectic between change and continuity is a painful but deeply instructive one, in personal life as in the life of a people.To "see the light" too often has meant rejecting the treasures found in darkness. Adrienne Rich

When we talk about our lives, long or short, brief and tragic or enduring beyond comprehension, we impose a continuity on them, and that continuity is a lie. Anne Rice

Education, in its broadest sense, is the means of this social continuity of life. John Dewey

For theories and schools, like microbes and corpuscles, devour one another and by their strife ensure the continuity of life. Marcel Proust

Eternal life is personal existence in continuity with the present life, but transfigured. Georgia Harkness

There is never a beginning, there is never an end, to the inexplicable continuity of this web of God, but always circular power returning into itself. Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is historical continuity that maintains most assumptions, not repeated assessment of their validity. Edward De Bono

Considered as a mere question of physics, (and keeping all moral considerations entirely out of sight,) the appearance of man is a geological phenomenon of vast importance, indirectly modifying the whole surface of the earth, breaking in upon any supposition of zoological continuity, and utterly unaccounted for by what we have any right to call the laws of nature. Adam Sedgwick

The Japanese bureaucracy is unique. It is also very powerful, although it is now the object of so much criticism. Many of Japans brightest made it a pillar of strength and continuity. F Sionil Jose

The ultimate meaning to which all stories refer has two faces: the continuity of life, the inevitability of death. Italo Calvino

One of the major challenges facing creative individuals is that of building upon the continuity of human knowledge while achieving novel insights. ... On the one hand, to intensify an inquiry and develop a sense of commitment to a creative life, the learner needs models, teachers, and collaborators. On the other hand, the individual, while building upon the past, needs to transform it, and thus broaden his or her choices. Vera John-Steiner

We see daily that our lives are terrible and little, without continuity, buyable and salable at any moment, mere blips on a screen, that this is the way we live now. Memory marketed as nostalgia; terror reduced to mere suspense, to melodrama. Adrienne Rich

The part of life which we really live is short. Seneca the Younger

The little religion that I have clung to-that what matters most is the continuity of life, and its improvement from one generation to another. David O Selznick

Well I travelled quite a lot in the east, and one of the things that impressed me greatly was the buddhist notion of the continuity of things, the wheel of life which is what we're talking about, the ever turning wheel. Morris West

Oregano is the spice of life. Henry Tillman

By doubting we come at truth. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Everything in life is most fundamentally a gift. And you receive it best and you live it best by holding it with very open hands. Leo J. O'Donovan

The purpose of life is to live it. Clarence Darrow

The significance of life is living. Jiddu Krishnamurti

The meaning of life is to create meaning for your life. Tucker Max

We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life. Viktor E Frankl

Cultures are made of continuities and changes, and the identity of a society can survive through these changes. Societies without change aren't authentic; they're just dead Kwame

I lived with the only continuity, day to day, of the me-me-me. Albert Camus

Many of the passages that describe the millennial kingdom also, in continuity, describe the new heaven and the new earth the eternal state. Paul P. Enns

A man who is afraid of death will be afraid of life also, because life brings death. If you are afraid of the enemy and you close your door, the friend will also be prohibited. Rajneesh

Nature has given man no better thing than shortness of life. Pliny The Elder

A man of quality is never threatened by a woman of equality. Jill Briscoe

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Paul Gauguin

For this beauty, beauty without strength, chokes out life. Hilda Doolittle

To live is to experience things, not sit around pondering the meaning of life. Paulo Coelho

The only incontrovertible fact of my work is the importance of life. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Life is full of surprises, isn't it? Charlton Heston

I have finally figured out that the purpose of life is to enjoy it. Rita Mae Brown

Convert life into truth. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The life we led was a proof of man's capacity for adaptation.I think that even the condemned souls in purgatory after time develop a sort of homely routine.That is ,by the way, why most prison memoirs are unreadable.The difficulty of conveying to the reader an idea of a nightmare world from which he has emerged makes the author depict the prisoner's state of mind as an uninterruped continuity of despair.He fears to appear frivolous or to spoil his effect by admitting that even in the depths of misery cheerfulness keeps breaking in. Arthur Koestler

Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I'm asked so often whether I believe in life after death. I do believe in the sanctity of life, the continuity of life and of energy. I know the anonymity of death has no appeal for me. It is the now that I must face and want to face. Martha Graham

We enjoy this illusion of continuity and we call it memory. Which explains, perhaps, why our worst fear isn't the end of life, but the end of memories Tom Rachman

The great end of life is not knowledge but action. Thomas Huxley

The quality of life is determined by its activities. Aristotle

Every life is its own excuse for being. Elbert Hubbard

The beauty of life is, therefore, geometrical beauty of a type that Plato would have much appreciated. John Desmond Bernal

The meaning of life is found in openness to being and "being present" in full awareness. Thomas Merton

The purpose of life is to bring forth goodness. Now, in this life. Leo Tolstoy

Stress is the spice of life. Hans Selye

You don't need the fame to be vital. Herbie Hancock

Having a vision for your life allows you to live out of hope, rather than out of your fears. Stedman Graham

Money comes, money goes. But your story stays with you the rest of your life. Andy Stanley

Worrying is a necessary part of life. Mary Tyler Moore

Goodness begins simply with the fact of life itself. Gwendolyn Brooks

What's the meaning of life? Other people. John Green

In this life and the next, you're my only hope at happiness. Lisa Kleypas

Animation isn't the illusion of life; it is life Chuck Jones

All of a sudden you realise that you are the person who has control of your life. Jim Henson

What we do with the things we have makes the biggest difference in the quality of life Jim Rohn

You won't find the truth of life in morbidity, only in hope. Dean Koontz

The web of life both cradles us and calls us to weave it further. Joanna Macy

Make sure you're doing something that you love, that you're willing to do for the rest of your life. If you're doing it for money, that's the only thing you won't make. Daymond John

Only by owning who and what you are can you step into the fullness of life. Oprah Winfrey

Live the law of love. We encourage obedience to the laws of life when we live the laws of love. Stephen Covey

Death is a very important part of life Gg Allin

maybe the meaning of life lies in looking for it David Mitchell

No theory of life seemed to him to be of any importance compared with life itself Oscar Wilde

Change is the essence of life. Anatole France

Get out on the stage of life. Cliffie Stone

Beauty lives with kindness. William Shakespeare

Stupidity is a fact of life, but unmentionable. The new Prudery. Mason Cooley

The suburbs: signs of life, but no proofs. Mason Cooley

There are 4 questions of value in life.. Johnny Depp

When a man is tired of life on his 21st birthday it indicates that he is rather tired of something in himself. F Scott Fitzgerald

What is the meaning of life? To be happy and useful. Dalai Lama

You can hope for a miracle in your life, or you realize that your life is the miracle. Robert Breault

Nothing is accomplished all at once, and it is one of my great maxims, and one of the most completely verified, that Nature makes no leaps: a maxim which I have called the law of continuity. Gottfried Leibniz

As we slam you with more and more devastating blows of the nagual, at the same time, we strengthen and clear the tonal so that it can easily withstand them - so there is no loss in continuity of consciousness. Frederick Lenz

In order that a "self" may exist there must be some continuity of mental experiences and, particularly, continuity bridging gaps of unconsciousness. For example, the continuity of our "self" is resumed after sleep, anaesthesia, and the temporary amnesias of concussion and convulsions. John Eccles

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