Earthly riches are like the reed. Its roots are sunk in the swamp, and its exterior is fair to behold; but inside it is hollow. If a man leans on such a reed, it will snap off and pierce his soul.— Anthony of Padua
Instructive Exterior quotations
There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.
I am going to design, in a great hurry, and I believe to build a station after my own fancy; that is, with engineering roofs, etc. etc. It is at Paddington, in cutting, and admitting of no exterior, all interior and all roofed in.
If the love of God really reigns in your heart, it will show itself in the exterior.
You cannot have exterior development without interior development to hold it in place.
Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
. . . Our Lord humbles in order to raise up, and allows the suffering of interior and exterior afflictions in order to bring about peace. He often desires some things more than we do, but wants us to merit the grace of accomplishing them by several practices of virtue and to beg for this with many prayers.
We've gotten caught up in thinking we are what we look like, the physical, the exterior. We think we're the lamp shade. We've forgotten that we are the light-the electricity and the luminosity that lights up every man, woman, and child. The light is who we truly are.
What knowledge is there of which man is capable that is not founded on the exterior,--the relation that exists between visible and invisible, the perceptible and the imperceptible?
It's not a pretty face, I grant you. But underneath its flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
These flattering mirrors reflect imperfectly what is within;
the countenance is often a gay deceiver. What defects of mind lie hidden under its beauty! What fair exteriors conceal base souls!
Strive with all your might to bring your interior activity into accord with God, and you will overcome exterior passions.
What I refuse to face within myself will meet me in the exterior world through you, not as you are, but as I have so construed you.
Make sure the outside of you is a good reflection of the inside of you
The landscape is a reflection of the inner life.
Since I can't shoot the inner life, all I can shoot is the exterior but I know that when I'm filming outside, I'm filming inside. I can only really touch the inside through the mise-en-scene. So through the mise-en-scene of the outside we can explore the inside
The interior landscape responds to the character and subtlety of the exterior landscape; the shape of the individual mind is affected by the land as it is by genes.
They thought I suffered from lack of exterior, when I suffered from excess of interior
An artist worthy of the name should express all the truth of nature, not only the exterior truth, but also, and above all, the inner truth.
Inside every woman there is a Kali. [Hindu goddess who morphed into seven hidden beings to win a battle] Do not mistake the exterior for the interior.
Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior.
Life was tough for me. When I was a kid, nobody played with me because they thought I looked ugly with my extra thumb. It pained me. So once I thought of getting it surgically removed. But I didn't. Slowly, I realized that the exterior is not the criterion for love and success.
Make great account of your precious trials, both interior and exterior;
it is thus that the garden of Jesus is adorned with flowers, that is, with acts of virtue.
Objectification is above all exteriorization, the alienation of spirit from itself.
We all have to find beauty within us, as opposed to just our exterior.
An obvious fact about negative feelings is often overlooked.
They are caused by us, not by exterior happenings. An outside event presents the challenge, but we react to it. So we must attend to the way we take things, not to the things themselves.
The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal.
Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.
To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.
No matter if you wear a small amount of makeup, no makeup, or heavy makeup, as long as you feel beautiful internally and you're doing beautiful things for other people, and not just focusing on the exterior to make yourself happy, I think you should do what works for you. You should rock on.
I'm not a pop artist. For me pop never was.... Pop is concerned with exteriors. I'm concerned with interiors. When I use objects, I see them as a vocabulary of feelings. I can spend a lot of time with objects, and they leave me as satisfied as a good meal. I don't think pop artists feel that way.
All the powers of soul and body,memory, understanding, and will, interior and exterior senses, thedesires of spirit and of sense, all workin and by love.
The time has come to realise that an interpretation of the universe—even a positivist one—remains unsatisfying unless it covers the interior as well as the exterior of things; mind as well as matter. The true physics is that which will, one day, achieve the inclusion of man in his wholeness in a coherent picture of the world.
What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things.
.. it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface.
To a true artist only that face is beautiful which, quite apart from its exterior, shines with the truth within the soul.
One's life, from being an exterior thing, grows inwards.
Its intensity stays the same; and, d'you know, it's most mysterious, the corners in which the joy of living can sometimes hide away.