Permanence Quotes

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1. “Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.”

Tags : Anchoring Attachment Belonging Comfort Completion Fulfillment Home Irrevocability Permanence Philosophy Psychology Safety Security State Of Mind
Author : James Baldwin
Source : Giovanni's Room

2. “Stone and sea are deep in lifeTwo unalterable symbols of the worldPermanence at restAnd permanence in motionParticipants in the power that remains”

Tags : Changing Permanence Rest Unchanging
Source : The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, the Unbeliever

3. “I cannot be broken. I cannot be killed. I cannot fail. This is my identity. This is my core. I am infinite. I am permanent. I am unbreakable.”

Tags : Identitty Immortality Infinite Infinity Love Permanence Permanent Self Love Spirit Spirituality Unbreakable
Source : The Love Mindset

4. “Change is the rule. Permanence is an illusion.”

Tags : Change Debasish Mridha Debasish Mridha M D Inspirational Life Is About Change Permanence Philosophy Quotes

5. “After each of his books, the writer, for a while, feels once again that he can now die happy.”

Tags : Books Completion Contentment Death Excellence Funny Funny But True Humor Legacy Life Meaning Publication Purpose Reason Reason To Breathe Reason To Live Relaxation Restoration Resurrected Revived Satisfaction Writing
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

6. “I like the stars. It's the illusion of permanence, I think. I mean, they're always flaring up and caving in and going out. But from here, I can pretend...I can pretend that things last. I can pretend that lives last longer than moments. Gods come, and gods go. Mortals flicker and flash and fade. Worlds don't last; and stars and galaxies are transient, fleeting things that twinkle like fireflies and vanish into cold and dust. But I can pretend...”

Tags : Permanence Stars
Author : Neil Gaiman
Source : The Sandman, Vol. 7: Brief Lives

7. “...we took the 10 machines we agreed were the most beguiling, and we put them on permanent exhibit in the foyer of this library underneath a sign whose words can surely be applied to this whole ruined planet nowadays: THE COMPLICATED FUTILITY OF IGNORANCE”

Tags : Futility Ignorance Permanence
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Source : Hocus Pocus

8. “Unlike wealth, there is an infinite value in legacy.”

Tags : Infinite Lasting Legacy Meaning Money Permanence Purpose Value Wealth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

9. “No permanence is ours; we are a waveThat flows to fit whatever form it finds”

Tags : Permanence Transience
Author : Hermann Hesse
Source : The Glass Bead Game

10. “So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.”

Tags : Life Love Permanence Sonnet 18
Source : Shakespeare's Sonnets

11. “Real love, the Bible says, instinctively desires permanence.”

Tags : Biblical Love Marriage Permanence Timothy Keller
Source : The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God

12. “Above all human existence requires stability, the permanence of things. The result is an ambivalence with respect to all great and violent expenditure of strength; such an expenditure, whether in nature or in man, represents the strongest possible threat. The feelings of admiration and of ecstasy induced by them thus mean that we are concerned to admire them from afar. The sun corresponds to that prudent concern. It is all radiance gigantic loss of heat and light, flame, explosion; but remote from men, who can enjoy in safety and quiet the fruits of this cataclysm. To earth belongs the solidity which sustains houses of stone and the steps of men (at least on its surface, for buried within the depths of the earth is the incandescence of lava).”

Tags : Distance Permanence Power Stability
Source : Van Gogh As Prometheus

13. “The search for something permanent is one of the deepest of the instincts leading men to philosophy.”

Tags : Permanence Permanent Philosophy
Source : A History of Western Philosophy

14. “You swore you loved me, and laughed and warned me that you would not love me forever. I did not hear you. You were speaking in a language I did not understand. Never, never, I can conceive of a love which is able to foresee its own termination. Love is its own eternity. Love is in every moment of its being: all time. It is the only glimpse we are permitted of what eternity is. So I did not hear you. The words were nonsense.”

Tags : Eternity Love Permanence
Source : The Ides of March

15. “Bones are patient. Bones never tire nor do they run away. When you come upon a man who has been dead many years, his bones will still be lying there, in place, content, patiently waiting, but his flesh will have gotten up and left him. Water is like flesh. Water will not stand still. It is always off to somewhere else; restless, talkative, and curious. Even water in a covered jar will disappear in time. Flesh is water. Stones are like bones. Satisfied. Patient. Dependable. Tell me, then, Alobar, in order to achieve immortality, should you emulate water or stone? Should you trust your flesh or your bones?”

Tags : Bones Death Immortality Life Permanence Stones Transitory
Author : Tom Robbins
Source : Jitterbug Perfume

16. “That which is impermanent attracts compassion. That which is not provides wisdom. (116)”

Tags : Compassion Impermanence Permanence Wisdom
Source : A Year to Live: How to Live This Year as If It Were Your Last

17. “Our exertions generally find no enduring physical correlatives. We are diluted in gigantic intangible collective projects, which leave us wondering what we did last year and, more profoundly, where we have gone and quite what we have amounted to....How different everything is for the craftsman who ... can step back at the end of a day or lifetime and point to an object--whether a square of canvas, a chair or a clay jug--and see it as a stable repository of his skills and an accurate record of his years, and hence feel collected together in one place, rather than strung out across projects which long ago evaporated into nothing one could hold or see.”

Tags : Craft Meaning Permanence Projects Work
Source : The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

18. “I, too, had set out to be remembered. I had wanted to create something permanent in my life- some proof that everything in its way mattered, that working hard mattered, that feeling things mattered, that even sadness and loss mattered, because it was all part of something that would live on. But I had also come to recognize that not everything needs to be durable. the lesson we have yet to learn from dogs, that could sustain us, is that having no apprehension of the past or future is not limiting but liberating. Rin Tin Tin did not need to be remembered in order to be happy; for him, it was always enough to have that instant when the sun was soft, when the ball was tossed and caught, when the beloved rubber doll was squeaked. Such a moment was complete in itself, pure and sufficient.”

Tags : Dogs Life Permanence
Author : Susan Orlean

19. “What makes the prospect of death distinctive in the modern age is the background of permanent technological and sociological revolution against which it is set, and which serves to strip us of any possible faith in the permanence of our labours. Our ancestors could believe that their achievements had a chance of bearing up against the flow of events. We know time to be a hurricane. Our buildings, our sense of style, our ideas, all of these will soon enough be anachronisms, and the machines in which we now take inordinate pride will seem no less bathetic than Yorick's skull.”

Tags : Achievements Anachronisms Death Permanence Revolution Sociology Technology Time Work
Source : The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work

20. “The idea that all souls are mortal is the only notion surely terminating love and all its forms.”

Tags : Death Eternity Idea Immortality Life Love Mortality Permanence Souls Temporary Terminate Theory
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

21. “No risk is more terrifying than that taken by the first root. A lucky root will eventually find water, but its first job is to anchor -- to anchor an embryo and forever end its mobile phase, however passive that mobility was. Once the first root is extended, the plant will never again enjoy any hope (however feeble) of relocating to a place less cold, less dry, less dangerous. Indeed, it will face frost, drought, and greedy jaws without any possibility of flight. The tiny rootlet has only once chance to guess what the future years, decades -- even centuries -- will bring to the patch of soil where it sits. It assesses the light and humidity of the moment, refers to its programming, and quite literally takes the plunge.”

Tags : Chance Hope Permanence Plants Risk Roots Wild Guess
Author : Hope Jahren
Source : Lab Girl

22. “Etchings endure, But not in SandMeanings Collide To Unresolved FragmentsCodes fizzle to StaticThey are not lostBut UnheardNever lostFading slowly to SilenceBy infinite degrees”

Tags : Empty Codes Ephemerality Evanescence Infinitude Permanence Poetry Quotes Static Timeless Truth
Author : Ashim Shanker
Source : Sinew of the Social Species

23. “People tend to see only the stubble fields of transitoriness but overlook and forget the full granaries of the past into which they have brought the harvest of their lives: the deeds done, the loves loved, and last but not least, the sufferings they have gone through with courage and dignity.”

Tags : Meaning Meaning Of Life Permanence Remembrance Transitoriness
Source : Man's Search for Meaning

24. “Like most arts, the link between the mind and the pen can chain you like an enslaved workaholic. Even on an intended vacation you suddenly have this killer urge to record whatever the vacation may teach.”

Tags : Absorb Art Captivation Discovery Experience Experiment Explore Foreign Freedom Heart Music Obsession Passion Perfectionist Permanence Poetry Prison Record Research Soul Travel Urge Vacation Work Workaholic Writing
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

25. “Mr. Codro's destiny is Ptolemaic; in other words, based on fiction. Ptolemaic says it all; it means above all fixed and unchanging, that is to say different from real life which is by nature changing and temporary. It means: not according to natural truth, but according to man's desire and the pretense inspired by his fear of dying and his desire for permanence.”

Tags : Change Death Desire Destiny Fiction Future Permanence Ptolemy

26. “Does it trouble me to write so insubstantially, with air on air? Well--my words will be as enduring as anything my father wrote, or Shakespeare wrote, or Beethoven wrote, or Darwin wrote. It turns out that they all wrote with air on air.”

Tags : Permanence
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Source : Galápagos

27. “But that slip of paper wouldn't disappear, ever, and neither would the image of his prostrate wife, and neither would the thought that if he could, it might greatly improve his life to end it.”

Tags : Grief Infidelity Permanence Suicide

28. “Every atom of it had been blasted apart and reconstituted in an instant, and its appearance of permanence and solidity was laughable; it would dissolve at a touch, for everything was suddenly tissue-thin and friable.”

Tags : Fragility Permanence
Author : J.K. Rowling

29. “Love is misunderstood by many. Love is to be in the state of calmness even when everything is getting destroyed of you & around you. Love is to be Permanent in the law of impermanence.”

Tags : Earth Heart Impermanence Inspirational Law Life Love Mind Nature Permanence Universe
Source : Panasu The Golden City & The Capasstars

30. “The globe-trotter lives in a smaller world than the peasent. He is always breathing an air of locality. London is a place to be compared to Chicage; Chicago is a place, to be compared to Timbuctoo. But Timbuctoo is not a place, sonce there, at least, live men who regard it as the universe, and breathe, not an air of locality, but the winds of the world. The man in the saloon steamer has seen all the races of men; and is thinking of the things that devide men - diet, dress, decorum, rings in the nose as in Africa, or in the ears as in Europe, blue paint among the ancients, or red paint among the modern Britons. The man in the cabbage field has seen nothing at all; but he is thinking of the things that unite men - hunger and babies, and the beauty of women, and the promise or menace of the sky.”

Tags : Permanence Traveling
Source : Heretics

31. “The city is physical, concrete," Pedro [da Luz] said. "When we make a mistake, it is a mistake that will last for forty, fifty years. That's a problem.”

Tags : Cities Concrete Permanence Steel
Source : Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink

32. “Sit here, so I may writeyou into a poem and make you eternal.”

Tags : Always Author Endure Ephemera Ephemeral Eternal Eternity Here Kamand Living Momentary Mortal Novelist Permanent Poem Poetess Poetry Read Reader Temporary Write

33. “I have a thing for things that last.”

Tags : Age Eternity Infinite Lasting Love Marriage Old Age Oldness Permanence Perseverance Persistence Strength Temporary Usefulness
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

34. “Your love is as stable as you are: It's not about how good a person makes you feel, but rather what good you can do for them.”

Tags : Action Bravery Compassion Conditional Conditional Love Courage Courting Dating Ego Feeling Goodness Help Helping Others Permanence Perseverance Persistence Selfishness Service Sincerity Strength Temporary True Love Unconditional Unconditional Love
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

35. “Had the love been permanent, there won’t have been divorces after love marriages. Had the love been everlasting, there won’t have been bad blood in the family.”

Tags : Divorce Love Marriage Permanence
Author : Girdhar Joshi
Source : Some Mistakes Have No Pardon

36. “Miracles have a higher percentage of being permanent than magical solutions.”

Tags : Answered Prayers Dreams Faith Hopes Lasting Impression Lasting Love Magic Magical Miracles Permanence Permanent Prayer Problem Solving Problems Solutions Wishes
Author : Nike Thaddeus

37. “True passion motivates the life forces and brings forth all things good.... desire is the poor cousin to passion, ever hungry and with no real result.”

Tags : Desire Fruitfulness Hunger Passion Permanence
Source : Azlander: Second Nature

38. “The child will leave the nest. The best paint job will crack. The best play will become boring. The best work will grow tedious. The best art will lose meaning. The greatest creation will decay. Behind all this, lies my true self.”

Tags : Authentic Self Identity Impermanence Life Permanence Soul Spirit Spirituality True Self
Source : The Love Mindset

39. “La beauté qui parle aux yeux, reprit-elle, n’est que le prestige d’un moment; l’œuil du corps n'est pas toujours celui de l'âme."("The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes," she continued, "is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul.")[Le beau Laurence]”

Tags : Beauty Eyes Perception Permanence Soul Transience
Author : George Sand
Source : Pierre Qui Roule: Le Beau Laurence

40. “Stone should last forever, but on that night I came to understand that a stone was only another form of dust. Streams of holy dust loomed in the air, and every breath included remnants of the Temple, so that we inhaled that which was meant to stand through eternity.”

Tags : Destruction History Permanence
Author : Alice Hoffman
Source : The Dovekeepers

41. “A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them."[Letter to the Millicent (Rogers) Library, February 22, 1894]”

Tags : Libraries Permanence Preservation
Author : Mark Twain

42. “But was it worth anything?That's the hopelessness of it. The openness of it. The part of it I can never understand. I am afraid of ambiguity and certainity and permanence and impermanence. And so is everybody else.”

Tags : Certainty Fear Hopelessness Permanence
Source : Dear Killer

43. “Sometimes it takes a miracle to remind us that the only permanent condition is that of impermanence.”

Tags : Awareness Buddhism Change Changelessness Eternity Impermanence Miracles Permanence Reality Time Zen

44. “For, dear me, why abandon a beliefMerely because it ceases to be true?Cling to it long enough, and not a doubtIt will turn true again, for so it goes.Most of the change we think we see in lifeIs due to truths being in and out of favor.As I sit here, and often times, I wishI could be monarch of a desert landI could devote and dedicate foreverTo the truths we keep coming back and back to.––from "The Black Cottage”

Tags : Belief Change Fashion Life Permanence Truth
Author : Robert Frost
Source : Collected Poems of Robert Frost

45. “He had lived without her before. He could get over it! In a year or so he'd be able to walk straight past her without his heart so much as missing a beat. He needed her as much as a drunk needs a cork! But he understood all too quickly how vain these thoughts were. How can you tear something out of your heart? Your heart isn't made out of paper and your life isn't written down in ink. You can't erase the imprint of years.”

Tags : History Love Permanence
Source : Life and Fate

46. “I believe in the brief eternity of the rose.”

Tags : Eternity Impermanence Permanence Transience
Author : Marty Rubin

47. “Didn't anyone ever teach you that it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission?”

Tags : Permanence Risk Truth
Author : Emily Horner
Source : A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend

48. “Change is always trivial compared to what doesn't change.”

Tags : Change Permanence
Author : Marty Rubin

49. “If you wipe a dirty spot off a wall you've removed it, but you haven't eliminated it. You're stuck with a dirty rag you didn't have before.”

Tags : Change Conservation Permanence
Author : Billy Apple

50. “Writing has the power of permanence.”

Tags : Permanence Power Writing
Author : Bryant McGill
Source : Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

51. “But it is good that we do not have to try to kill the sun or the moon or the stars. It is enough to live on the sea and kill our true brothers.”

Tags : Mortality Permanence

52. “Permanence was a illusion, and nothin really mattered but now.”

Tags : Change Permanence
Source : The Front Porch Prophet