quote by David Bowie

Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there.

— David Bowie

Inspiring Has Beens quotations

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.

I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been.

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.

No real change in history has ever been achieved by discussions.

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?"

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.

If I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.

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.

How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again!

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?'

I want people to remember me as someone whose life has been helpful to humanity.

I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.

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.

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.'

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.

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.

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

Form follows function - that has been misunderstood.

Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.

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.

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.

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.

I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.

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.

The individual comes face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind has not come to a realisation of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent.

If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified.

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.

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.

I wasn't God's first choice for what I've done in China.

..I don't know who it was...it must have been a man...a well-educated man. I don't know what happened. Perhaps he died. Perhaps he wasn't willing...and God looked down...and saw Gladys Aylward...and God said, 'Well, she's willing.'

I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd.

The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.

Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand that made all things of nothing, and gives being to all things that are; and, as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many.

I guess if I'd had any sense, I'd have been a little scared [to register to vote] - but what was the point of being scared? The only thing they could do was kill me, and it kinda seemed like they'd been trying to do that a little bit at a time since I could remember.

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