Quotations on Possibilities

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Nothing is as dangerous in architecture as dealing with separated problems. If we split life into separated problems we split the possibilities to make good building art.
- Alvar Aalto
(Keywords: Architecture, Art, Life, Building, Nothing, Possibilities, Problems)

A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
- Lyman Abbott
(Keywords: Virtue, Infinite, Possibilities, Vice)

I loved living and breathing theatre so much that I decided I had to find a way to bring my desire to act and my ability to support myself together. I'd run through the possibilities in Washington, so that meant moving to New York.
- Karen Allen
(Keywords: Ability, Act, Desire, Living, Possibilities, Support, Theatre, Washington)

The cosmical importance of this conclusion is profound and the possibilities it opens for the future very remarkable, greater in fact than any suggested before by science in the whole history of the human race.
- Francis William Aston
(Keywords: History, Science, Fact, Future, Importance, Possibilities, Race, Remarkable)

Europe has what we do not have yet, a sense of the mysterious and inexorable limits of life, a sense, in a word, of tragedy. And we have what they sorely need: a sense of life's possibilities.
- James Baldwin
(Keywords: Life, Europe, Limits, Possibilities, Sense, Tragedy, Word)

Technology determines the possibilities of society. It doesn't matter whether you start out from a fascist state or a communist state or a free-market state.
- Iain Banks
(Keywords: Technology, Society, Possibilities, State)

I use Windows; '98 second edition and it works very good for me. You know, I just started on the computer about 9 months ago and am fascinated with the possibilities. I don't know what I would do without it now.
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Keywords: Computer, Months, Now, Possibilities, Windows)

The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.
- Les Brown
(Keywords: Life, Limits, Possibilities, Today, Tomorrow)

No, I think the future of humanity will be like the past, we'll do what we've always done and there will still be human beings. Granted, there will always be people doing something different and there are a lot of possibilities.
- Octavia Butler
(Keywords: People, Future, Humanity, Past, Possibilities, Will)

The old, subjective, stagnant, indolent and wretched life for woman has gone. She has as many resources as men, as many activities beckon her on. As large possibilities swell and inspire her heart.
- Anna Julia Cooper
(Keywords: Life, Men, Heart, Old, Possibilities, Woman)

We have built a genuine level of enthusiasm and goodwill with people throughout this district. People are really excited about the possibilities this election holds, not just for this district, but because of the message Alabama sent to the rest of the country.
- Artur Davis
(Keywords: People, Enthusiasm, Country, Goodwill, Possibilities, Rest)

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Imagination, Science, Old, Possibilities, Problems, Questions)

I became almost immediately fascinated by the possibilities of trying out all conceivable reactions with them, some leading to explosions, others to unbearable poisoning of the air in our house, frightening my parents.
- Richard Ernst
(Keywords: Leading, Parents, Possibilities, Trying)

We really love all sports, but we don't think in the long term. The reason we did Kingpin was because there was a script we really liked and we saw the possibilities.
- Peter Farrelly
(Keywords: Love, Sports, Possibilities, Reason)

I got sober. I stopped killing myself with alcohol. I began to think: 'Wait a minute - if I can stop doing this, what are the possibilities?' And slowly it dawned on me that it was maybe worth the risk.
- Craig Ferguson
(Keywords: Alcohol, Killing, Possibilities, Risk, Worth)

To recover a spiritual tradition in which creation, and the study of creation, matters would be to inaugurate new possibilities between spirituality and science that would shape the paradigms for culture, its institution, and its people.
- Matthew Fox
(Keywords: Science, People, Creation, Culture, Possibilities, Spiritual, Spirituality, Study, Tradition)

We must dare to think 'unthinkable' thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.
- James W. Fulbright
(Keywords: Thoughts, Options, Possibilities, World)

I regret the whole worlds that will never come into existence, the children, the grandchildren, all the human possibilities that never were and never will be.
- Maggie Gallagher
(Keywords: Children, Existence, Possibilities, Regret, Will)

Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian.
- Emma Goldman
(Keywords: Change, Vision, Possibilities, Race)

The New York City Ballet is always about the realm of possibilities, the realm of what the human body can do, what the human spirit can do. And it's about listening, it's about listening to remarkable music and how we respond to that.
- John Guare
(Keywords: Music, Ballet, Body, Listening, Possibilities, Remarkable, Spirit)

There are days when any electrical appliance in the house, including the vacuum cleaner, seems to offer more entertainment possibilities than the television set.
- Harriet Van Horne
(Keywords: Entertainment, Possibilities, Television)

In the southern half of the country perhaps no crop has larger possibilities for quick increase of production of food for both men and animals than the sweet potato.
- David F. Houston
(Keywords: Food, Men, Animals, Country, Possibilities, Production, Quick)

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.
- Jean Houston
(Keywords: Kaleidoscope, Laughter, Possibilities, Universe)

There is but one right, and the possibilities of wrong are infinite.
- Thomas Huxley
(Keywords: Infinite, Possibilities, Right, Wrong)

I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth - I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.
- Henry James
(Keywords: Age, Possibilities, Regret, Youth)

As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion.
- Jasper Johns
(Keywords: Work, Artists, Confusion, Freedom, May, Possibilities, Sense)

Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities.
- Terry Josephson
(Keywords: Limitations, Possibilities, Thinking)

The commune movement is part of a reawakening of belief in the possibilities for utopia that existed in the nineteenth century and exist again today, a belief that by creating the right social institution, human satisfaction and growth can be achieved.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Keywords: Belief, Growth, Possibilities, Right, Satisfaction, Today, Utopia)

But when I was a teenager, the idea of spending the rest of my life in a factory was real depressing. So the idea that I could become a musician opened up some possibilities I didn't see otherwise.
- Wayne Kramer
(Keywords: Life, Idea, Possibilities, Rest)

I've been working on the soprano saxophone for 40 years, and the possibilities are astounding. It's up to you, the only limit is the imagination.
- Steve Lacy
(Keywords: Imagination, Possibilities, Years)

Miles Davis fully embraced possibilities and delved into it. He was criticized heavily from the jazz side. He was supposed to be part of a tradition, but he didn't consider himself part of a tradition.
- Bill Laswell
(Keywords: Jazz, Possibilities, Tradition)

The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
- John Lennon
(Keywords: Possibility, Possibilities, Responsibility)

One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
- Abraham Maslow
(Keywords: Failure, Man, Possibilities, Sense)

We are not being arrogant or complacent when we are said that our country, as a united nation, has never in its entire history, enjoyed such a confluence of encouraging possibilities.
- Thabo Mbeki
(Keywords: History, Encouraging, Being, Country, Nation, Possibilities, United)

If I was on a march at the moment I would be saying to everyone: 'Be honest with each other. Admit there are limitless possibilities in relationships, and love as many people as you can in whatever way you want, and get rid of your inhibitions, and we'll all be happy.
- Ian Mckellen
(Keywords: Love, People, March, Possibilities, Relationships, Saying, Want)

I feel like I haven't done my best work yet. I feel like there's a world of possibilities out there.
- Liza Minnelli
(Keywords: Work, Possibilities, World)

And we will accept the creation of the Iberian Federation of a socialist republic which will give each region the right to construct its life in accordance with its economic possibilities and political preponderance.
- Frederica Montseny
(Keywords: Life, Creation, Possibilities, Right, Will)

People began to understand that with the acquisition of California the nation had obtained practically half a continent, of which the future possibilities were almost unlimited, so far as the development of natural resources and the genera production of wealth were concerned.
- John Moody
(Keywords: People, Development, Wealth, Future, Nation, Possibilities, Production)

It is reality that awakens possibilities, and nothing would be more perverse than to deny it.
- Robert Musil
(Keywords: Nothing, Possibilities, Reality)

It will always be the same possibilities, in sum or on the average, that go on repeating themselves until a man comes along who does not value the actuality above idea. It is he who first gives the new possibilities their meaning, their direction, and he awakens them.
- Robert Musil
(Keywords: Idea, Direction, First, Man, Meaning, Possibilities, Value, Will)

That is the exploration that awaits you! Not mapping stars and studying nebula, but charting the unknown possibilities of existence.
- Leonard Nimoy
(Keywords: Existence, Exploration, Possibilities, Stars)

Explore your mind, discover yourself, then give the best that is in you to your age and to your world. There are heroic possibilities waiting to be discovered in every person.
- Wilferd A. Peterson
(Keywords: Age, Mind, Possibilities, Waiting, World)

The vast possibilities of our great future will become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for that future.
- Gifford Pinchot
(Keywords: Future, Possibilities, Will)

Each generation's job is to question what parents accept on faith, to explore possibilities, and adapt the last generation's system of values for a new age.
- Frank Pittman
(Keywords: Age, Faith, Values, Job, Parents, Possibilities, Question)

To pay more is the easy way. In fact, the solution possibilities to the problem are many.
- Vladimir Putin
(Keywords: Fact, Possibilities, Solution)

The writer of stories or of novels settles on men and imitates them; he exhausts the possibilities of his characters.
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Keywords: Men, Possibilities, Writer)

Goodwill can be indicated in various ways. I raised that particular example because at that time I was in charge. Today, I'm not in a position to present other possibilities.
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Keywords: Time, Example, Goodwill, Possibilities, Present, Today)

I'm not so facile that I can accomplish or find out what I want to know or explore enough of the possibilities and a way of making a painting, say, in just one painting or two paintings.
- Robert Rauschenberg
(Keywords: Painting, Possibilities, Want)

So I, I knew something in a business sense about semiconductors and I appreciated their possibilities.
- Arthur Rock
(Keywords: Business, Possibilities, Sense)

Miss Austen had shown the infinite possibilities of ordinary and present things for the novelist.
- George Saintsbury
(Keywords: Infinite, Possibilities, Present)

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