Raison D'etre Quotes


It is necessary to be focused. This is the raison d'etre of career. Frederick Lenz

There is more both of beauty and of raison d'etre in the works of nature- than in those of art. Aristotle

Education in my family was not merely emphasized, it was our raison d'etre. Steven Chu

Psychic awareness leads to a true perception not only of events, but just of life itself. It is its own raison d'etre. Frederick Lenz

Let us never stop being vigilant about the Oys which face us. But let us never turn them into our raison d'etre. Let us also celebrate the JOYS. Deborah Lipstadt

I try to find stories that I would think that everyone would find interesting, and just a good entertaining story, and then if I can find a story that has a raison d'etre behind it that I feel is important then that's the best for me. Norman Jewison

Life has no meaning. It doesn't need a meaning. A meaning is an arbitrary thought formulation that we affix to it because we are in the mood. Life is its own raison d'etre. Frederick Lenz

I'm a bad traveller because I suffer from travel sickness. Miranda Raison

Despite its self-regard, and much like a society of devout followers, the art world relies on consensus as heavily as it depends on individual analysis or critical thinking. Althought the art world reveres the unconventional, it is rife with conformity. Artists make works that "looks like art" and behave in ways that enhance stereotypes. (...) Originality is not always rewarded, but some people take real risks and innovate, which gives a raison d'etre to the rest Sarah Thornton

A school is not a factory. Its raison d'etre is to provide opportunity for experience. J. L. Carr

Now, Stuart, as you will discover if you have not done so already, believes that the principal raison d'etre of food is to conceal from public view the hideous pattern on the plate beneath. Julian Barnes

Education in our family was not merely emphasized, it was our raison d'etre ... In this family of accomplished scholars, I was to become the academic black sheep. I performed adequately at high school, but in comparison to my older brother, who set the record for the highest cumulative average for our high school, my performance was decidedly mediocre. Steven Chu

What was once a cottage industry dedicated to the discovery and development of new voices and works has become instead the raison d'etre for many a playwright's existence . . .. And since readings have become playwrights' main source of exposure, the nature of playwriting has changed to fit readings' needs. Investigation into what is eminently theatrical has been substituted - more and more these days - by what can simply come across and read well. Caridad Svich

Because ethics is fundamentally about questioning the ends, the goals and aims of our actions, we must come back to the rules and ask why. So we must return to the philosophy of law, the raison d'etre and the point of what we're asked to do. It's not easy, it's very demanding and it needs intellectual courage. Tariq Ramadan

The central fact for me is, I think, that the [role of the] intellectual... cannot be played without a sense of being someone whose place it is publicly to raise embarrassing questions, to confront orthodoxy and dogma (rather than to produce them), to be someone who cannot easily be co-opted by governments or corporations, and whose raison d'etre is to represent all those people and issues that are routinely forgotten or swept under the rug. Edward Said

Your business needs a raison d'etre. Be prepared to work 24 hours a day, and be willing to take risks. And you have to love it or you won't succeed. Josie Natori

This crusade to separate church and state is only one expression of my raison d'etre. I'm an atheist, but I'm also an anarchist, and a feminist, and an integrationist. Madalyn Murray O'Hair

The "social contract," in the only sense in which it is not completely mythical, is a contract among conquerors, which loses its raison d'etre if they are deprived of the benefits of conquest. Bertrand Russell

I've had more fan mail from 'Doctor Who' than anything. People love the show so passionately. Miranda Raison

Most shows find themselves descending into sentimentality or earnestness at some point but, with 'Community,' the joke is always on. Miranda Raison



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