Quotations on Impossibility
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The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
- Anita Brookner
(Keywords: Love, Beginning, Impossibility, May, Romantic, Sadness)
The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility.
- Emile M. Cioran
(Keywords: Attention, Impossibility, Man, Obsession, Suicide)
A woman as the leader of the Free World is an impossibility. Muslim countries won't talk to you.
- Geena Davis
(Keywords: Leader, Muslim, Countries, Impossibility, Talk, Woman, World)
Every book has an intrinsic impossibility, which its writer discovers as soon as his first excitement dwindles.
- Annie Dillard
(Keywords: Excitement, First, Impossibility, Writer)
Progress is what happens when impossibility yields to necessity.
- Arnold H. Glasgow
(Keywords: Progress, Impossibility, Necessity)
If government half a century ago had provided us with all our dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of our providing for ourselves.
- Auberon Herbert
(Keywords: Government, Impossibility, Practice, Today)
Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.
- Thomas Kempis
(Keywords: Love, Strength, Burden, Impossibility, Nothing, Trouble)
The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.
- Charles Kettering
(Keywords: Brothers, Impossibility, Right)
An exact poetic duplication of a man is for the poet a negation of the earth, an impossibility of being, even though his greatest desire is to speak to many men, to unite with them by means of harmonious verses about the truths of the mind or of things.
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Keywords: Men, Being, Desire, Earth, Impossibility, Man, Mind)
Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility.
- E. F. Schumacher
(Keywords: Growth, Impossibility, Infinite, World)
The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.
- Leo Tolstoy
(Keywords: Life, Conscience, Impossibility, Resolution)