Quotations on Creation

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Poetry is the work of poets, not of peoples or communities; artistic creation can never be anything but the production of an individual mind.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Poetry, Work, Creation, Mind, Poets, Production)

Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Men, Creation, Fight, Force, Originality, Spirit)

The efficiency of God may be understood as either creation or providence.
- William Ames
(Keywords: God, Creation, Efficiency, May, Providence)

For the creation of a masterwork of literature two powers must concur, the power of the man and the power of the moment, and the man is not enough without the moment.
- Matthew Arnold
(Keywords: Power, Creation, Literature, Man)

Like everything which is not the involuntary result of fleeting emotion but the creation of time and will, any marriage, happy or unhappy, is infinitely more interesting than any romance, however passionate.
- W. H. Auden
(Keywords: Time, Marriage, Romance, Creation, Emotion, Result, Will)

This ought to be a season for cooperation in terms of pushing our economy forward, job creation, steadying the middle class, and laying the groundwork for a better future. And that's what we want to work on with Republicans and Democrats.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Work, Class, Cooperation, Creation, Democrats, Economy, Future, Job, Middle class, Republicans, Want)

I think the people will- who advocate having a step back and read those public opinion polls on the front page of the newspapers all over this country saying public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades, protection of the parks and the creation of monuments.
- Bruce Babbitt
(Keywords: People, Country, Creation, Monuments, Newspapers, Opinion, Protection, Public, Public opinion, Saying, Will)

We have an obligation to live in harmony with creation, with our capital... with God's creation. And we need to administer and work that very carefully.
- Bruce Babbitt
(Keywords: Work, God, Creation, Harmony, Obligation)

It would be fun to have someone in the White House who has worked in the private sector... and someone who understands that wealth creation is a good thing and they want more of it. Wealth is good.
- Michele Bachmann
(Keywords: Wealth, Creation, Fun, Want)

A Truth is the subjective development of that which is at once both new and universal. New: that which is unforeseen by the order of creation. Universal: that which can interest, rightly, every human individual, according to his pure humanity.
- Alain Badiou
(Keywords: Truth, Development, Creation, Humanity, Interest, Order)

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Society, Creation, Man, Nothing)

Most Americans are more concerned about the economy and job creation. And they can't understand why the Obama administration or the Democrat majority in Congress wants to pass a bill like the cap-and-trade tax that will cost us jobs, that will hurt our economy, that will drive up costs for families, as well as for small businesses.
- Haley Barbour
(Keywords: Americans, Congress, Creation, Economy, Tax, Hurt, Job, Jobs, Majority, Will)

I'm floored that the House leadership would turn its back on job creation for Mississippians.
- Haley Barbour
(Keywords: Leadership, Creation, Job)

If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation, we shall find manifest examples of premeditation, perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice, in order to effect their purpose.
- William Bartram
(Keywords: Perseverance, Purpose, Attention, Creation, Economy, Effect, Order, Resolution)

This fact immediately suggested a singular event - that at some time in the distant past the universe began expanding from an extremely small size. To many people this inference was loaded with overtones of a supernatural event - the creation, the beginning of the universe.
- Michael Behe
(Keywords: Time, People, Beginning, Creation, Fact, Past, Supernatural, Universe)

There is no greater joy than that of feeling oneself a creator. The triumph of life is expressed by creation.
- Henri Bergson
(Keywords: Life, Creation, Feeling, Joy)

A part of sexuality may go to research, and a much larger part must lead to aesthetic creation. The art of the future will, because of the very opportunities and materials it will have at its command, need an infinitely stronger formative impulse than it does now.
- John Desmond Bernal
(Keywords: Art, Creation, Future, May, Now, Research, Sexuality, Will)

Job creation requires a business friendly environment with a tax structure that is not punitive and a state government designed for efficient use of fewer tax dollars.
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Keywords: Business, Government, Creation, Environment, Tax, Job, State)

Free enterprise is essentially a formula not just for wealth creation, but for life satisfaction.
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Keywords: Life, Wealth, Creation, Formula, Satisfaction)

Consciousness is the glory of creation.
- James Broughton
(Keywords: Consciousness, Creation, Glory)

It is not possible, given any degree of optimism and generosity in regard to people in general, to set a time limit on creative reflection or a limitation on the number of people involved in the creation.
- Earle Brown
(Keywords: Time, People, Optimism, Creation, Generosity, Reflection)

There is no music that can't be used politically, but the motives behind the creation of that music can be non-political.
- Earle Brown
(Keywords: Music, Creation, Motives)

I've criticized President Bush for his failure to use his veto pen. There's plenty of blame to go around. The question is how to solve problems. It's not bailouts. What made America great? Free markets, free enterprise, manufacturing, job creation. That's how we're gonna do it, not by enlarging government.
- Scott Brown
(Keywords: Government, Failure, America, Blame, Creation, Job, Manufacturing, Pen, President, Problems, Question)

Since creation of the E.U. a half century ago, Europe has enjoyed the longest period of peace in its history.
- John Bruton
(Keywords: History, Peace, Creation, Europe)

Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.
- Edmund Burke
(Keywords: Art, Religion, Creation, Man, Theory)

Creation implies authority in the sense of originator. The possibility of a 'Fall' is implied in a Covenant insofar as the idea of a Covenant implies the possibility of its being violated.
- Kenneth Burke
(Keywords: Idea, Possibility, Authority, Being, Creation, Sense)

The secret of all effective originality in advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships.
- Leo Burnett
(Keywords: Advertising, Creation, Originality, Relationships, Words)

The secret of all effective advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships.
- Leo Burnett
(Keywords: Advertising, Creation, Relationships, Words)

I have learned that trying to guess what the boss or the client wants is the most debilitating of all influences in the creation of good advertising.
- Leo Burnett
(Keywords: Boss, Advertising, Creation, Trying)

Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Society, Creation, Culture, Freedom, Future, Jungle)

Teaching man his relatively small sphere in the creation, it also encourages him by its lessons of the unity of Nature and shows him that his power of comprehension allies him with the great intelligence over-reaching all.
- Annie Jump Cannon
(Keywords: Intelligence, Nature, Power, Creation, Man, Teaching, Unity)

Any plan of administration which contemplates a concentrating of responsibility is open to the dangers which follow the creation of a bureaucracy.
- Arthur Capper
(Keywords: Bureaucracy, Creation, Open, Responsibility)

For, if a good speaker, never so eloquent, does not see into the fact, and is not speaking the truth of that - is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
- Thomas Carlyle
(Keywords: Truth, Creation, Fact)

For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity.
- Joyce Cary
(Keywords: Change, Creation, Evil, Insecurity, Man, Spirit, World)

Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. - A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation.
- Lewis Cass
(Keywords: God, Animals, Boredom, Creation, Day)

Desire is creation, is the magical element in that process. If there were an instrument by which to measure desire, one could foretell achievement.
- Willa Cather
(Keywords: Achievement, Creation, Desire, Measure)

Our duty, as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist. We are collaborators in creation.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Keywords: Men, Women, Ability, Creation, Duty, Limits)

Our horizon is the creation of a noble society to which, like the medieval builder of those glorious cathedrals, you will have added your conception, your artful piece of stone.
- Adrienne Clarkson
(Keywords: Society, Creation, Will)

In particular, the emerging call from our nation's evangelicals to protect God's creation is substantial.
- Jim Clyburn
(Keywords: God, Creation, Nation)

Well, I think the president has clearly submitted us a tight budget, but it's what's called for if we're going to get spending under control and keep the economy moving in the right direction, with economic growth and job creation activity.
- Thad Cochran
(Keywords: Control, Growth, Creation, Direction, Economy, Job, President, Right)

As you see, I do not treat the creation of fiction, that to say the invention and development of fantasies, as a form of abstract thought. I dont wish to deny the uses of the intellect, but sometimes one has the intuition that the intellect by itself will lead one nowhere.
- J. M. Coetzee
(Keywords: Thought, Development, Creation, Fiction, Intellect, Intuition, Invention, Will)

No chaos, no creation. Evidence: the kitchen at mealtime.
- Mason Cooley
(Keywords: Chaos, Creation, Kitchen)

It's very difficult for me to dislike an artist. No matter what he's creating, the fact that he's experiencing the joy of creation makes me feel like we're in a brotherhood of some kind... we're in it together.
- Chick Corea
(Keywords: Artist, Brotherhood, Creation, Fact, Joy)

Even though the vast majority of my work was outside television, the amount of creation and inventing that went into the TV shows was non stop and, unknown to me, a great strain.
- Paul Daniels
(Keywords: Work, Creation, Majority, Television)

Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation.
- Bette Davis
(Keywords: Acting, Creation, Trade, Wonder)

What is fetus farming? Simply put, it is the creation and development of a human fetus for the purposes of later killing it for research or for harvesting its organs.
- Nathan Deal
(Keywords: Development, Creation, Killing, Research)

And I have to credit David Jacobs with the opportunities he gave me. He was totally into sharing the creation of characters. David put together a show that told the story of people over many years' time and that was greatly enjoyable. Though nowadays that is frowned upon.
- William Devane
(Keywords: Time, People, Creation, Credit, Sharing, Years)

Education is the methodical creation of the habit of thinking.
- Ernest Dimnet
(Keywords: Education, Habit, Creation, Thinking)

Our people can draw on the tremendous strides made in recent years, not only in terms of advancing themselves spiritually and materially, but also in having weathered social and economic turbulence, triggered, in the main, by factors not of their own creation.
- Denzil Douglas
(Keywords: People, Creation, Years)

I've always thought that the stereotype of the dirty old man is really the creation of a dirty young man who wants the field to himself.
- Hugh Downs
(Keywords: Thought, Creation, Man, Old)



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