Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there.— David Bowie
Inspiring Has Beens quotations
If I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.
There is something that happens when you get emancipated.
You approach life differently. You eat differently. You respect yourself more. You respect the gift you have been given.
The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is 'What does a woman want?'
Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted;
the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
Persuade your fellow citizens it's a good idea and pass a law.
That's what democracy is all about. It's not about nine superannuated judges who have been there too long, imposing these demands on society.
And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
No real change in history has ever been achieved by discussions.
Form follows function - that has been misunderstood.
Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
I want people to remember me as someone whose life has been helpful to humanity.
All my discoveries have been made in answer to prayer.
I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
The revolution has always been in the hands of the young. The young always inherit the revolution.
We go hard. In everything we do we're going to accomplish our victory and our goal. If it takes a day, a year, or 20 years, we're going to win. I haven't taken a loss because everything I've done has been a working process to win. From being a kid on them turntables to becoming where I am is not a loss. It's a blessing.
Not by gain our life is measured, But by what we've lost 'Tis scored;
'Tis not how much wine is drunken But how much has been outpoured. For the strength of love never standeth In the sacrifice we bear; He who has the greatest suffering Ever has the most to share.
Come hell or high water you will never take me back to the place I was before.
I have been through too much to let life whoop me again. My faith is stronger than it's ever been, my mind is more tenacious than it's ever been, my soul is more absolute.
Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists.
.. When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
Today's sensitive male has learned to share in open frank discussions about relationships like, "Where the hell did you get a crazy idea like that? You been reading Redbook again?"
I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.
Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
To destroy the fetus 'is something worse than murder.
' The one who does this 'does not take away life that has already been born, but prevents it from being born.'
There are... for us no instincts—we no longer need the term in psychology. Everything we have been in the habit of calling an 'instinct' today is a result largely of training—belonging to man's learned behavior.
The biggest mistake of past centuries in teaching has been to treat all students as if they were variants of the same individual and thus to feel justified in teaching them all the same subjects the same way.
How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again!
No one can believe how powerful prayer is and what it can effect, except those who have learned it by experience. Whenever I have prayed earnestly, I have been heard and have obtained more than I prayed for. God sometimes delays, but He always comes.
I am above eighty years old; it is about time for me to be going. I have been forty years a slave and forty years free and would be here forty years more to have equal rights for all.
There are some of us who think to ourselves, 'If I had only been there! How quick I would have been to help the Baby. I would have washed His linen. How happy I would have been to go with the shepherds to see the Lord lying in the manger!' Why don't we do it now? We have Christ in our neighbor.
If the environment were a bank, it would have been saved by now
I regard irreligious people as pioneers.
If there had been no priesthood the world would have advanced ten thousand times better than it has now.
Kashmir has always been more than a mere place.
It has the quality of an experience, or a state of mind, or perhaps an ideal.
I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been.
I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom.
I don't know how long it has been since my ear has been free from the roll of a drum. It is the music I sleep by, and I love it.... I shall remain here while anyone remains, and do whatever comes to my hand. I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.
You must realize that if you are going to reach the heights you have been called to reach, you may elicit some criticism from those who are jealous, petty or angry because they were left behind.
To be very honest, I cannot drape a saree myself.
I have never draped one on my own, ever. But it has been done on me so many times, that now I have memorised all the steps, and if someone challenges me, I will surely be able to do it.