quote by Dorothy Height

I think of my life as a unity of circles. Some are concentric, others overlap, but they all connect in some way. Sometimes the connections don't happen for years. But when they do, I marvel. As in a shimmering kaleidoscope, familiar patterns keep unfolding

— Dorothy Height

Pioneering Overlap quotations

By the power elite, we refer to those political, economic, and military circles which as an intricate set of overlapping cliques share decisions having at least national consequences. In so far as national events are decided, the power elite are those who decide them.

The human being holds a universe within, filled with overlapping frequencies, and the result is a symphony of cosmic proportions.

Conversation in real life is full of half-finished sentences and overlapping talk. Why shouldn't painting be too?

We don't have a clue what it is to be male or female, or if there are intermediate genders. Male and female might be fields which overlap into androgyny or different kinds of sexual desires. But because we live in a Western, patriarchal world, we have very little chance of exploring these gender possibilities.

It is useless to close the gates against ideas; they overlap them.

The photograph keeps open the instants which the onrush of time closes up forthwith; it destroys the overtaking, the overlapping, the metamorphosis of time.

Overlapping shapes are a safer indication of depth than is linear perspective.

They took to silence. They touched each other without comment and without progression. A hand on a hand, a clothed arm, resting on an arm. An ankle overlapping an ankle, as they sat on a beach, and not removed. One night they fell asleep, side by side... He slept curled against her back, a dark comma against her pale elegant phrase.

My research suggests that men and women may speak different languages that they assume are the same, using similar words to encode disparate experiences of self and social relationships. Because these languages share an overlapping moral vocabulary, they contain a propensity for systematic mistranslation.

America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition.

Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.

Only the ship is made of books, its sails thousands of overlapping pages, and the sea it floats upon is dark black ink.

The seat of the soul is where the inner world and the outer world meet.

Where they overlap, it is in every point of the overlap.

Fantasy and reality often overlap.

With acknowledgement of residues, we can be more easily prepared to grant the unit of science, the overlapping of disciplines, and the total coherence of all facts.

I think that sex, drugs, art and religion very much overlap with one another and sometimes one becomes another.

There is a theory behind the culture of victimhood: It's called "intersectionality." This theory posits that racism, sexism, classism, ableism, etc. are interconnected, overlapping, and mutually reinforcing. Together they form a "matrix of oppression."

The absolute things, the last things, the overlapping things, are the truly philosophic concerns; all superior minds feel seriously about them, and the mind with the shortest views is simply the mind of the more shallow man.

If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping.

It's clear that science and science fiction have overlapping populations.

Human life is reduced to real suffering, to hell, only when two ages, two cultures and religions overlap.

A famous violinist once said. Music transcends words. By exchanging notes, you get to know one another, to understand one another. As if your souls were connected and your hearts were overlapping. It's a conversation through instruments. A miracle that creates harmony. In that moment, music transcends words.

Shyness is inherently uncomfortable; introversion is not. The traits do overlap, though psychologists debate to what degree.

When performance exceeds ambition, the overlap is called success.

Rippling, rippling, rippling, like a flapping overlapping of soft flames, soft as feathers, running to points of brilliance, exquisite, exquisite and melting her all molten inside.

San Francisco is a breathtakingly beautiful city, with lots of great contrasts between dark and light, often overlapping each other. It's a great setting for a horror story.

And there are never really endings, happy or otherwise.

Things keep going on, they overlap and blur, your story is part of your sister's story is part of many other stories, and there is no telling where any of them may lead.

My block was due to two overlapping factors: laziness and lack of discipline.

Ignisecond, n.: The overlapping moment of time when the hand is locking the car door even as the brain is saying, "my keys are in there!"

In football, it's the job of the player to play, the coach to coach, the official to officiate. Each guy is charged with upholding his end, nothing more. In golf, the player, coach and official are rolled into one, and they overlap completely. Golf really is the best microcosm of life - or at least the way life should be.

There's a big overlap with the people you meet at the fantasy and science fiction cons.

In live-action, writing, production and editing happen in discrete stages.

In animation, they overlap - happening simultaneously. This allows a real dialogue to occur between the writer, the director, the actors and the editor, and it makes the writing process a lot more collaborative and a lot less lonely.

The way I figured it, keeping quiet was safe.

Words could betray you if you chose the wrong ones, or mean less if you used too many. Jokes could be grandly miscalculated, or stories deemed boring, and I'd learned early on that my sense of humor and ideas about what sorts of things were fascinating didn't exactly overlap with my friends.

Our personalities seem dangerously to blur and overlap with our mother's;

and, in a desperate attempt to know where mother ends and daughter begins, we perform radical surgery.

Landscape consists in the multiple, overlapping intricacies and forms that exist in a given space at a moment in time.

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