Kind-hearted people might of course think there was some ingenious way to disarm or defeat an enemy without too much bloodshed, and might imagine this is the true goal of the art of war. Pleasant as it sounds; it is a fallacy that must be exposed: War is such a dangerous business that the mistakes which come from kindness are the very worst.— Carl von Clausewitz
Astonishing Imagining The Worst quotations
And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
The best learners... often make the worst teachers. They are, in a very real sense, perceptually challenged. They cannot imagine what it must be like to struggle to learn something that comes so naturally to them.
I have one good characteristic: I'm a pessimist, so I always imagine the worst - always. To me, the future is a black hole.
A parabatai. Like he was. And Jace knew, too, what that faded rune meant: a parabatai whose other half was dead. He felt his sympathy leap toward Brother Zachariah, as he imagined himself without Alec, with only that faded rune to remind him where once he had been bonded to someone who knew all the best and worst parts of his soul.
The taste for worst-case scenarios reflects the need to master fear of what is felt to be uncontrollable. It also expresses an imaginative complicity with disaster.
Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.
The best use of imagination is creativity. The worst use of imagination is anxiety.
Don't spend a lot of time imagining the worst-case scenario.
It rarely goes down as you imagine it will, and if by some fluke it does, you will have lived it twice.
Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.
If the cross shows me that I am far worse than I had ever imagined, it also shows me that my evil has been absorbed and forgiven. If the worst thing any human can do is kill God's son, and that can be forgiven, then how can anything else not be forgiven?
Men are a hundred times worse than you can imagine.
We are thinking the worst, shallowest thoughts, all the time.
You know what the worst thing I can imagine is? Simon had said. Not trusting someone I love.
I certainly went into losing my virginity terrified.
Going on stage, I could only have imagined the worst possible outcomes. And then it went fine.
The worst advice a young writer can get is "Write what you know.
" Imagination is more important than experience.
Whenever I take a position, I like to imagine what it would be like under the worst-case scenario. In doing so, I minimize the confusion if that situation actually develops. In my view, losses are a very important part of trading. When a loss happens, I believe in embracing it.
I'm astonished how little fright I have of my own imagination.
It really does baffle me that I don't get more scared because I'm capable of thinking up things that are so awful. On any given day I can imagine the worst.
Of all the hot liquors, I regard buttered rum as the worst.
I believe that the drinking of it should be permitted only in the "Northwest Passage" and, even there, only by highly imaginative and overenthusiastic novelists.
I'm not from Indianapolis, but I like living in Indianapolis.
If I were to explain it, I'd tell someone to imagine a city that perfectly captures the best and the worst of America. Imagine the truly American city, because that's what it is.
A spider conducts operations that resemble those of a weaver, and a bee puts to shame many an architect in the construction of her cells. But what distinguishes the worst architect from the best of bees is this, that the architect raises his structure in imagination before he erects it in reality.
The secret to a long-lasting relationship is perpetually imagining the worst.
It's a world view tracing back to my Eastern European ancestry and one I draw upon regularly.
I am the representative of all the sick people and what they are doing to me is only the worst case right now, but there will be others. I am living on borrowed time anyway. I owe this part of my life to luck and modern medical science. But I can't imagine what the rest of it will be like if they won't let me use medical marijuana.
When someone isn't seen for a long time, Well, folk soon begin to imagine the worst.
But the worst of imagining things is that the time comes when you have to stop and that hurts.
The dark is a quiet place. Reflection and contemplation are the only things to do in it. Well that, and imagine the worst things possible. I don’t have to reflect or contemplate or any of those things. I know what the worst things possible are. I know about the things that hide in the dark. Insanity is the least of them.
I never imagined my life would be the way that it has been for the past 30 years. I have had the best experiences a person can have-and the worst as well.
As human beings we have unlimited potential and imagination.
The worst thing you can do is be a conformist and buy into conformity. It's the worst possible thing. It's better to be outrageous. It's better to hang out with the sages, the people open to possibilities, even the psychotics. You never know where you'll find the geniuses of our society.
We can fear things into existence. Fear looks into the future and imagines the worst that can happen.
It's better to find a composition through an instrument and to play it and record it because you have something. It's a composition, and the song is good. It lives as a song. The worst is when you have a song and nothing is working well when you produce it. It's not like what you expect in your imagination. It's the worst because it requires a lot of work.
I myself was terrified during the Second World War.
The war started when I was six, and I was so sure that we were going to be bombed and killed. My imagination is my biggest plus and my worst minus.
Every day, no matter what is happening around me, I consciously try to discipline my own feelings and my mind about what I have to be grateful for, because by any stretch of the imagination - even during the worst times when people are accusing me of things and doing all that they do - I'm a very lucky person.
China is not a great idea: capitalism and a dictator.
It's like the two worst possible things you could imagine together. It's a very bad idea.
What le Carré is so good at is unpicking something very specific about Englishness. That is almost part of why I think he wrote the novel. You can feel le Carré's anger that someone who has had the benefits of an English education and an English upbringing is using that privilege to basically do the worst things imaginable. There is an anger in the book about that.
South Korea is one of the worst countries when it comes to opportunity for women in social activities and employment. To my disgust, in certain communities in Korea, you cannot even imagine how severe sex discrimination is.
The worst evils of life are those which do not exist except in our imagination.