Labyrinth Quotes

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1. “She said, "It's not life or death, the labyrinth.""Um, okay. So what is it?""Suffering," she said. "Doing wrong and having wrong things happen to you. That's the problem. Bolivar was talking about the pain, not about the living or dying. How do you get out of the labyrinth of suffering?... Nothing's wrong. But there's always suffering, Pudge. Homework or malaria or having a boyfriend who lives far away when there's a good-looking boy lying next to you. Suffering is universal. It's the one thing Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims are all worried about.”

Tags : Alaska Labyrinth Philosophy Pudge Suffering
Author : John Green
Source : Looking for Alaska

2. “This world isn't my future, Isaac. Not if you aren't in it.”

Tags : Epic Fantasy Goblin King Labyrinth Na Fantasy Romance Parallel Universes
Author : Chloe Jacobs
Source : Greta and the Lost Army

3. “You don't pity a warrior for her scars, because scars are proof of survival and victory.”

Tags : Demons Epic Fantasy Fae Fractured Fairy Tale Gnome Goblin King Goblins Labyrinth Na Fantasy Witches
Author : Chloe Jacobs
Source : Greta and the Lost Army

4. “You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.”

Tags : Future Labyrinth Life Past Present
Author : John Green
Source : Looking for Alaska

5. “There are certain truths that occurs to us, which we cannot convey in words, but requires a personal experience to grasp more vividly.”

Tags : Capure Clarity Confusion Convey Conveying Difficulty Experience Explanation Fact Food For Thought Hard Mind Mystery Opinion Personal Experience Point Puzzle Revelation Truth Understanding Vivid Words

6. “Before I got here, I thought for a long time that the way out of the labyrinth was to pretend that it did not exist, to build a small, self-sufficient world in a back corner of, the endless maze and to pretend that I was not lost, but home. But that only led to a lonely life accompanied only by the last words of the looking for a Great Perhaps, for real friends, and a more-than minor life. And then i screwed up and the Colonel screwed up and Takumi screwed up and she slipped through our fingers. And there's no sugar-coating it: She deserved better friends. When she fucked up, all those years ago, just a little girl terrified. into paralysis, she collapsed into the enigma of herself. And I could have done that, but I saw where it led for her. So I still believe in the Great Perhaps, and I can believe in it spite of having lost her. Beacause I will forget her, yes. That which came together will fall apart imperceptibly slowly, and I will forget, but she will forgive my forgetting, just as I forgive her for forgetting me and the Colonel and everyone but herself and her mom in those last moments she spent as a person. I know that she forgives me for being dumb and sacred and doing the dumb and scared thing. I know she forgives me, just as her mother forgives her. And here's how I know: I thought at first she was just dead. Just darkness. Just a body being eaten by bugs. I thought about her a lot like that, as something's meal. What was her-green eyes, half a smirk, the soft curves of her legs-would soon be nothing, just the bones I never saw. I thought about the slow process of becoming bone and then fossil and then coal that will, in millions of years, be mined by humans of the future, and how they would their homes with her, and then she would be smoke billowing out of a smokestack, coating the atmosphere. I still think that, sometimes. I still think that, sometimes, think that maybe "the afterlife" is just something we made up to ease the pain of loss, to make our time in the labyrinth bearable. Maybe she was just a matter, and matter gets recycled. But ultimately I do not believe that she was only matter. The rest of her must be recycled, too. I believe now that we are greater than the sum of our parts. If you take Alaska's genetic code and you add her life experiences and the relationships she had with people, and then you take the size and shape of her body, you do not get her. There is something else entirety. There is a part of her knowable parts. And that parts has to go somewhere, because it cannot be destroyed. Although no one will ever accuse me of being much of a science student, One thing I learned from science classes is that energy is never created and never destroyed. And if Alaska took her own life, that is the hope I wish I could have given her. Forgetting her mother, failing her mother and her friends and herself -those are awful things, but she did not need to fold into herself and self-destruct. Those awful things are survivable because we are as indestructible as we believe ourselves to be. When adults say "Teenagers think they are invincible" with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don't know how right they are. We need never be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are. We cannot be born, and we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail. So I know she forgives me, just as I forgive her. Thomas Eidson's last words were: "It's very beautiful over there." I don't know where there is, but I believe it's somewhere, and I hope it's beautiful.”

Tags : Colonel Forgiven Forgiving Forgotten Labyrinth Letter Note Pudge Sorry
Author : John Green
Source : Looking for Alaska

7. “My peak? Would I even have one? I hardly had had anything you could call a life. A few ripples. some rises and falls. But that's it. Almost nothing. Nothing born of nothing. I'd loved and been loved, but I had nothing to show. It was a singularly plain, featureless landscape. I felt like I was in a video game. A surrogate Pacman, crunching blindly through a labyrinth of dotted lines. The only certainty was my death.”

Tags : Certainty Death Falling Featureless Labyrinth Nothing Pacman Peak Peaks Ripples Rising Video Games
Source : Dance Dance Dance

8. “Where he had failed, I would triumph.Where he had lost his way, I would find the path out of the labyrinth.”

Tags : Labyrinth Resolve Triumph
Source : The Angel's Game

9. “Life is like a story, when all the resolution is resolved, you heave a sigh of relief.”

Tags : Breathing Change Climax Complication Content Contentment Destiny Labyrinth Life Metamorphosis Michael Bassey Johnson Peak Plot Prosperity Realism Reality Relief Sigh Sigh Of Relief Spiritual Story Tragedy Triumph Victory

10. “The difficulty in dealing with a maze or labyrinth lies not so much in navigating the convolutions to find the exit but in not entering the damn thing in the first place.Or, at least not yet again.As a creature of free will, do not be tempted into futility.”

Tags : Choice Choices Free Will Futility Labyrinth
Author : Vera Nazarian
Source : The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

11. “That (labyrinth)...became a world whose rules I lived by, and I understood the moral of mazes: sometimes you have to turn your back on your goal to get there, sometimes you're farthest away when you're closest, sometimes the only way is the long one. After that careful walking and looking down, the stillness was deeply moving...It was breathtaking to realize that in the labyrinth, metaphors and meanings could be conveyed spatially. That when you seem farthest from your destination is when you suddenly arrive is a very pat truth in words, but a profound one to find with your feet.”

Tags : Arrival Goal Labyrinth Maze Path Walking Words
Source : Wanderlust

12. “What’s not to love? I made friends with a pretty girl and now we get to plan a castle break in. This beats the day to day kill, eat and survive.”

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Source : The Labyrinth Wall

13. “How wil we ever get out of this labyrinth of suffering?”

Tags : Alaska Labyrinth Life Maze Sad Suffering
Author : John Green

14. “This is one of the two great labyrinths into which human minds are drawn: the question of free will versus predestination.”

Tags : Free Will Labyrinth Predestination Question
Source : Quicksilver

15. “Let's get this show on the road and move on to the good part.”

Tags : David Bowie Epic Fantasy Romance Fractured Fairy Tale Goblin King Labyrinth Na Fantasy Romance Snow
Author : Chloe Jacobs
Source : Greta and the Lost Army

16. “A man craves ultimate truths. Every mortal mind, I think, is that way. But what is ultimate truth? It's the end of the road, where there is no more mystery, no more hope. And no more questions to ask, since all the answers have been given. But there is no such place.The Universe is a labyrinth made of labyrinths. Each leads to another. And wherever we cannot go ourselves, we reach with mathematics. Out of mathematics we build wagons to carry us into the nonhuman realms of the world.”

Tags : Labyrinth Science Truth Universe
Source : Fiasco

17. “You are the best!" He smiled. "Remember this always, and we will have no more problems between us in the future.”

Tags : Fae Gnomes Goblin King Goblins Labyrinth Na Fantasy Romance Sprites Witch
Author : Chloe Jacobs
Source : Greta and the Lost Army

18. “With a sigh, he grabbed hold of his chair and lifted himself out of it, then wrote on the blackboard: How will we ever get out of this labyrinth of suffering? - A.Y.'I'm going to leave that up for the rest of the semester,' he said.'Because everybody who has ever lost their way in life has felt the nagging insistence of that question. At some point we all look up and realize we are lost in a maze, and I don't want us to forget Alaska, and I don't want to forget that even when the material we study seems boring, we're trying to understand how people have answered that question and the questions each of you posed in your papers--how different traditions have come to terms with what Chip, in his final, called 'people's rotten lots in life.”

Tags : Dying Labyrinth Living Lost Maze Rotten Life Suffering Tradition
Author : John Green
Source : Looking for Alaska

19. “A labyrinth is a symbolic journey . . . but it is a map we can really walk on, blurring the difference between map and world.”

Tags : Journey Labyrinth Maps Walking
Source : Wanderlust: A History of Walking

20. “Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the child you have stolen, for my will is as strong as yours and my kingdom as great. You have no power over me!”

Tags : Goblin King Jareth Labyrinth Sarah Williams
Author : Jim Henson

21. “I'll paint you moments of gold, I'll spin you Valentine evenings...”

Tags : Bowie Labyrinth Love
Author : David Bowie

22. “Give me the child. Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the child you have stolen. For my will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom is as great. You have no power over me”

Tags : Labyrinth
Author : A.C.H. Smith

23. “...It makes me cry, I want to talk about something I am not sure I can talk about, I want to talk about the inside from the inside, I do not want to leave it I am so happy in the silky damp dark of the labyrinth and there is no thread”

Tags : Depths Labyrinth
Source : The Book of Promethea

24. “Sarah: That's not fair!Jareth: You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is?”

Tags : Labyrinth
Author : Terry Jones

25. “Oh, why had the Labyrinth brought me here?As soon as I thought this, I chided myself: Of course it would bring me where I least wanted to be. Austin had been wrong about the maze. It was still evil, designed to kill. It was just a little subtler about its homicides now.”

Tags : Apollo Despair Humor Labyrinth
Author : Rick Riordan
Source : The Hidden Oracle

26. “Things as they appear every day and as they are engraved in our memory, facts and occurrences as they are perceived by senses, create an intricate labyrinth in the mind. The way how things are experienced in our environment and how they react in the arsenal of our imagination, creates a torrent of inspiring ideas that flood the speedy highways of our brains. ( " Labyrinth of the mind " )”

Tags : Brains Environment Ideas Imagination Labyrinth Memory Mind Senses

27. “You mentioned . . . one of the two great labyrinths into which the mind is drawn. What . . . is the other?""The other is the composition of the continuum, or: what is space?”

Tags : Labyrinth Question Space
Source : Quicksilver

28. “Sometimes pretending is the best way to get out of the labyrinth of life.”

Tags : Ama H Vanniarachchy Labyrinth Life Pretending

29. “Threads snap. You would lose your way in the labyrinth.”

Tags : Labyrinth Life
Author : Oscar Wilde
Source : The Picture of Dorian Gray

30. “And yet, and yet… Denying temporal succession, denying the self, denying the astronomical universe, are apparent desperations and secret consolations. Our destiny … is not frightful by being unreal; it is frightful because it is irreversible and iron-clad. Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire. The world, unfortunately, is real; I, unfortunately, am Borges.”

Tags : Being Destiny Existence Fatalism Jorge Luis Borges Labyrinth Moment Reality Succession Time World
Source : Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings

31. “I move the stars for no one”

Tags : Labyrinth

32. “You didn't sleep?""No! The dreams are terrible. In my dreams, she doesn't even look like herself anymore. I don't even remember what she looked like.”

Tags : Alaska Young John Green Labyrinth Looking For Alaska
Author : John Green
Source : Looking for Alaska

33. “It's only forever, not long at all”

Tags : Labyrinth
Author : David Bowie
Source : Labyrinth Musical Score

34. “Still, though, I can't be sure if the zoo as I recall it was really like that. How can I put it? I sometimes feel that it's too vivid, if you know what I mean. And when I start having thoughts like this, the more I think about it, the less I can tell how much of the vividness is real and how much of it my imagination has invented. I feel as if I've wandered into a labyrinth. Has that ever happened to you?”

Tags : Imagination Labyrinth Memories Vividness Zoo
Source : The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

35. “He found something that he wanted, had always wanted and always would want -- not to be admired, as he had feared; not to be loved, as he had made himself believe; but to be necessary to people, to be indispensable...'very few things matter and nothing matters very much”

Tags : Admire Amory Fitzgerald Indispensable Labyrinth Love Necessary Paradise
Source : This Side of Paradise

36. “Adelia began to get cross. Why was it women who were to blame for everything—everything, from the Fall of Man to these blasted hedges?“We are not in a labyrinth, my lord,” she said clearly.“Where are we, then?”“It’s a maze.”“Same difference.” Puffing at the horse: “Get back, you great cow.”“No, it isn’t. A labyrinth has only one path and you merely have to follow it. It’s a symbol of life or, rather, of life and death. Labyrinths twist and turn, but they have a beginning and an end, through darkness into light.”Softening, and hoping that he would, too, she added, “Like Ariadne’s. Rather beautiful, really.”“I don’t want mythology, mistress, beautiful or not, I want to get to that sodding tower. What’s a maze when it’s at home?”“It’s a trick. A trick to confuse. To amaze.”“And I suppose Mistress Clever-boots knows how to get us out?”“I do, actually.” God’s rib, he was sneering at her, sneering. She’d a mind to stay where she was and let him sweat.“Then in the name of Christ, do it.”“Stop bellowing at me,” she yelled at him. “You’re bellowing.”She saw his teeth grit in the pretense of a placatory smile; he always had good teeth. Still did. Between them, he said, “The Bishop of Saint Albans presents his compliments to Mistress Adelia and please to escort him out of this hag’s hole, for the love of God. How will you do it?”“My business.” Be damned if she’d tell him. Women were defenseless enough without revealing their secrets. “I’ll have to take the lead.”She stumped along in front, holding Walt’s mount’s reins in her right hand. In the other was her riding crop, which she trailed with apparent casualness so that it brushed against the hedge on her left.As she went, she chuntered to herself. Lord, how disregarded I am in this damned country. How disregarded all women are....Ironically, the lower down the social scale women were, the greater freedom they had; the wives of laborers and craftsmen could work alongside their men—even, sometimes, when they were widowed, take over their husband’s trade. Adelia trudged on. Hag’s hole. Grendel’s mother’s entrails. Why was this dreadful place feminine to the men lost in it? Because it was tunneled? Womb-like? Is this woman’s magic? The great womb?Is that why the Church hates me, hates all women? Because we are the source of all true power? Of life?She supposed that by leading them out of it, she was only confirming that a woman knew its secrets and they did not.Great God, she thought, it isn't a question of hatred. It’s fear. They are frightened of us.And Adelia laughed quietly, sending a suggestion of sound reverberating backward along the tunnel, as if a small pebble was skipping on water, making each man start when it passed him.“What in hell was that?”Walt called back stolidly, “Reckon someone’s laughing at us, master.”“Dear God.”

Tags : Fear Greek Mythology Labyrinth Life Maze Religion Women
Source : The Serpent's Tale

37. “Upon the whole, Chymistry is as yet but an opening science, closely connected with the useful and ornamental arts, and worthy the attention of the liberal mind. And it must always become more and more so: for though it is only of late, that it has been looked upon in that light, the great progress already made in Chymical knowledge, gives us a pleasant prospect of rich additions to it. The Science is now studied on solid and rational grounds. While our knowledge is imperfect, it is apt to run into error: but Experiment is the thread that will lead us out of the labyrinth.”

Tags : Art Chemistry Experiment Imperfect Knowledge Labyrinth Liberal Mind Progress Prospect Rich Science Study Useful
Author : Joseph Black

38. “The proposition is peace. Not peace through the medium of war; not peace to be hunted through the labyrinth of intricate and endless negotiations; not peace to arise out of universal discord, fomented from principle, in all parts of the empire; not peace to depend on the juridical determination of perplexing questions, or the precise marking the shadowy boundaries of a complex government. It is simple peace, sought in its natural course and in its ordinary haunts. It is peace sought in the spirit of peace, and laid in principles purely pacific.”

Tags : Empire Labyrinth Law Negotiations Peace War
Author : Edmund Burke
Source : Speech on Conciliation with America

39. “... that I forgave him, and that she forgave us, and that we have to forgive to survive in the labyrinth. There were so many of us who would have to live with things done and things left undone that day. Things that did not go right, things that seemed okay at the time because we could not see the future. If only we could see the endless string of consequences that result from our smallest actions. But we can't know better until knowing better is useless.”

Tags : Forgiveness Knowledge Labyrinth Life Lessons Moving Forward
Author : John Green
Source : Looking for Alaska

40. “A confused labyrinth of smoky starsentangles my hopes,which are nearly faded”

Tags : Confusion Hope Labyrinth Stars

41. “It's not life or death, the labyrinth. Suffering. Doing wrong and having wrong things happen to you.”

Tags : Death Labyrinth Life Suffering Wrong
Author : John Green
Source : The Fault in Our Stars

42. “By assembling in our mind all the consequential facts we have lived through and by reviewing, appraising or sometimes idealizing the numerous key points of the past, authenticity may gradually mutate and actuality decay at last. At that point in time we are to experience a maimed factuality. ("Labyrinth of the mind")”

Tags : Actuality Appraise Assemble At Last Authenticity Consequential Decay Experience Facts Factuality Gradually Idealize Key Point Labyrinth Live Through Maimed Mind Mutate Numerous Past Review Sometimes

43. “Everyone in this world is Abhimanyu, the difference being that most of us are trapped in a labyrinth of our own creation. It takes a lifetime for people to realise that the way out lies in their own hands. All it requires is a little introspection.”

Tags : Abhimanyu Introspection Labyrinth Life Lessons Life Philosophy Mahabharta Motivation Motivational Motivational Enlightenment Motivational Quotations Motivational Quotes
Source : Half A Shadow