Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.— Maya Angelou
Provocative Occupies quotations
To my utter astonishment I saw an airship descending over my cow lot.
It was occupied by six of the strangest beings I ever saw. They were jabbering together, but we could not understand a word they said.
What we see before us is just one tiny part of the world.
We get in the habit of thinking, this is the world, but that's not true at all. The real world is a much darker and deeper place than this, and much of it is occupied by jellyfish and things.
In an ideal world, you could reunite the Pakistan-occupied part of Kashmir with the Indian-occupied part and restore the old borders. You could have both India and Pakistan agreeing to guarantee those borders, demilitarise the area, and to invest in it economically. In a sane world that would happen, but we don't live in a sane world.
Once it gets to a point where it becomes a matter of life and death to occupy a position of leadership or not, with an eye on future opportunities, therein lies the danger.
Occupy yourself in beholding and bewailing your own imperfections rather than contemplating the imperfections of others.
Be ever engaged, so that whenever the devil calls he may find you occupied.
Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
The value of life does not depend upon the place we occupy.
It depends upon the way we occupy that place.
We are the only people on Earth asked to guarantee the security of our occupier.
..while Israel is the only country that calls for defense from its victims.
My formula for living is quite simple.
I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
Occupy your mind with good thoughts, or the enemy will fill them with bad ones.
If democracy is ever to be threatened, it will not be by revolutionary groups burning government offices and occupying the broadcasting and newspaper offices of the world. It will come from disenchantment, cynicism and despair caused by the realisation that the New World Order means we are all to be managed and not represented.
As for antichrist occupying the papal chair, it is evident that a pope living contrary to Christ, like any other perverted person, is called, by common consent, antichrist.
When thee builds a prison, thee had better build with the thought ever in thy mind that thee and thy children may occupy the cells.
Positive and negative emotions cannot occupy the mind at the same time.
Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment - that which they cannot anticipate.
I have been to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and I have witnessed the racially segregated roads and housing that reminded me so much of the conditions we experienced in South Africa under the racist system of Apartheid.
I detest 'Jingle Bells,' 'White Christmas,' 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,' and the obscene spending bonanza that nowadays seems to occupy not just December, but November and much of October, too.
My God, since you are with me and since, by Your will, I must occupy myself with external things, please grant me the grace to remain with You, in Your presence. Work with me, so that my work might be the very best. Receive as an offering of love both my work and all my affections.
The important thing is to know why we want to dance.
We dance a solitude that we have inside us and cannot occupy with anything. This gap, that emptiness to which we put movement is the TANGO.
Turn off your televisions. Ignore the Newt-Mitt-Rick- Barack reality show. It is as relevant to your life as the gossip on “Jersey Shore.” The real debate, the debate raised by the Occupy movement about inequality, corporate malfeasance, the destruction of the ecosystem, and the security and surveillance state, is the only debate that matters.
The most important thought that ever occupied my mind is that of my individual responsibility to God.
A large group of us were crowded into the Gestapo hall, and at that moment the circumstances of all our lives were the same. All of us occupied the same space, the men behind the desk no less than those about to be questioned. What distinguished each of us was only our inner attitude.
Ambition, as that passion is generally understood,- a strong desire to rise above others, to occupy the first place, - formed no part of Lafayette's character. In him the passion was nothing more than a constant and irresistible wish to do good.
My reason teaches me that land cannot be sold.
The Great Spirit gave it to his children to live upon. So long as they occupy and cultivate it, they have a right to the soil. Nothing can be sold but such things as can be carried away
God willing, we shall come to a stage where the world looks at the Palestinian question, and Palestinian rights on Palestinian national soil, as well as the questions of the occupied Syrian and Lebanese territories. These are the bases on which peace will be built.
Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them.
you can always tell employees of the government by the total vacancy which occupies the space where most other people have faces.
Semantics, or the study of meaning, remained undeveloped, while phonetics made rapid progress and even came to occupy the central place in the scientific study of language.
You don’t owe prettiness to anyone.
Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don’t owe it to your mother, you don’t owe it to your children, you don’t owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked ‘female’.
Plain women are always jealous of their husbands.
Beautiful women never are. They are always so occupied with being jealous of other women's husbands.
We shall never see much change for the better in our churches in general till the prayer meeting occupies a higher place in the esteem of Christians.
The Occupy Wall Street protests are shining a national spotlight on the most powerful, dangerous and secretive economic and political force in America.
To study the meaning of man and of life — I am making significant progress here. I have faith in myself. Man is a mystery: if you spend your entire life trying to puzzle it out, then do not say that you have wasted your time. I occupy myself with this mystery, because I want to be a man.
My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress.
Well, you never knew exactly how much space you occupied in people's lives.
Well, you never knew exactly how much space you occupied in people's lives.
Yet from this fog his affection emerged--the best contacts are when one knows the obstacles and still wants to preserve a relation.
In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization.
In place of our exhaustion and spiritual fatigue, God will give us rest.
All He asks is that we come to Him...that we spend a while thinking about Him, meditating on Him, talking to Him, listening in silence, occupying ourselves with Him - totally and thoroughly lost in the hiding place of His presence.
People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It is as though they were traveling abroad.
The noble soul occupies itself with wisdom and friendship.
I'm not living with you. We occupy the same cage. (Maggie)
A man attains greatness by his merits, not simply by occupying an exalted seat.
Can we call a crow an eagle (garuda) simply because he sits on the top of a tall building.
In Texas, we do not hold high expectations for the [governor's] office; it's mostly been occupied by crooks, dorks and the comatose.