The truth is always an abyss. One must — as in a swimming pool — dare to dive from the quivering springboard of trivial everyday experience and sink into the depths, in order to later rise again — laughing and fighting for breath — to the now doubly illuminated surface of things.— Franz Kafka
Provocative Diving quotations
Dive today from the cliff of what you know into what you can't know.
Don't keep forever on the public road, going only where others have gone and following one after the other like a flock of sheep. Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods.
The reason I love the sea I cannot explain - it's physical.
When you dive you begin to feel like an angel. It's a liberation of your weight.
You have only got three choices in life give up, give in, or give it all you've got.
Too much study of the scriptures does more harm than good.
The important thing is to know the essence of the scriptures. After that, what is the need of books? One should learn the essence and then dive deep in order to realize God.
Success underwater depends mostly on how you conduct yourself.
Diving can be the most relaxing experience in the world. Your weight seems to disappear. Space travel will be available only to a few individuals for some time, but the oceans are available to almost everyone - now.
In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
Leadership is getting players to believe in you.
If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to, you'd better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you're not giving it all you've got. Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players.
Some people never find the right kind of love.
You know, the kind that steals your breath away, like diving into snowmelt. The kind that jolts your heart, sets it beating apace, an anxious hiccuping of hummingbird wings
You have to really dive deep back into yourself and get rid of so much modern analytical categorization. It's one of the great things poetry does.
This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is.
Devotional singing induces in you a desire for experiencing the truth, to glimpse the beauty that is God, to taste the bliss that is the Self. It encourages man to dive into himself and be genuinely his real Self.
Dive into your heart center. Sit in the silence. Desire self-realization with all your heart, with all your mind, and all your soul. Everything will take care of itself.
Man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.
I do an awful lot of scuba diving. I love to be on the ocean, under the ocean. I live next to the ocean.
What does the artist do? He draws connections.
He ties the invisible threads between things. He dives into history, be it the history of mankind, the geological history of the Earth or the beginning and end of the manifest cosmos.
Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far.
I find it best to dive right in and learn the hard way.
I know a lot of people who are philosophers and they sit by the river and talk about what that underwater world might look like. And I'll say 'Dive in, man, and go see it. Swim around. You'll be okay.
Do not try to correct the mind. Trying to correct the mind is like trying to correct the waves in the ocean. Can you stop the waves in the ocean? If you want to see an ocean without waves you only have to dive deeper. When you dive deep inside you will experience the stillness of the ocean. And if it is all frozen that is enlightenment.
Peace is not something you can force on anything or anyone.
.. much less upon one's own mind. It is like trying to quiet the ocean by pressing upon the waves. Sanity lies in somehow opening to the chaos, allowing anxiety, moving deeply into the tumult, diving into the waves, where underneath, within, peace simply is.
Discovered check is the dive bomber of the Chessboard
In the face of so many wounds that hurt us and could lead to a hardness of heart, we are called to dive into the sea of prayer, which is the sea of the boundless love of God, in order to experience his tenderness
My idea of a fun night was diving into a massive pile of To Be Read pile of books stacked near my dresser... I was the girl who loved everything geeky.
Meditation is not a selfish thing. Even though you're diving in and experiencing the Self, you're not closing yourself off from the world. You're strengthening yourself, so that you can be more effective when you go back into the world.
you are not too old and it is not too late to dive into your increasing depths where life calmly gives out it's own secret
Some seek the comfort of their therapist's office, other head to the corner pub and dive into a pint, but I chose running as my therapy.
The meaning of life is found by diving deep, deep within.
There are all kinds of ways to challenge ourselves.
Some people do it by climbing a mountain or scuba diving. The most profound and challenging ordeals is to drink Ayahuasca. It is in a way the ultimate adventure.
Unfathomable oceans of grace are in Christ for you.
Dive and dive again, you will never come to the bottom of these depths. How many millions of dazzling pearls and gems are at this moment hid in the deep recesses of the ocean caves.
I know I've got a degree. Why does that mean I have to spend my life with intellectuals? I've got a lifesaving certificate but I don't spend my evenings diving for a rubber brick with my pyjamas on.
View all problems as challenges. Look upon negativities that arise as opportunities to learn and to grow. Don't run from them, condemn yourself, or bury your burden in saintly silence. You have a problem? Great. More grist for the mill. Rejoice, dive in, and investigate.
I like doing things that scare me. I went bungee jumping, but sky diving is just the sickest thing.
I wish I studied more religions, I wish I read the Bible, the Quran.
I think as I get older, I will start to really dive into religions, just because I feel like there's truths in all of those books. Clearly. I'm saying there's truths in all of them.
If diving once does not bring you pearls, you need not therefore conclude that the sea is without them.
Give me some scratching, diving, hungry ballplayers who come to kill you.