If you want to know who God is, look at Jesus. If you want to know what it means to be human, look at Jesus. If you want to know what love is, look at Jesus. If you want to know what grief is, look at Jesus. And go on looking until you’re not just a spectator, but you’re actually part of the drama which has him as the central character.— N. T. Wright
Sentimental What It Means To Be Human quotations
Just because my path is different doesn't mean I'm lost.
To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.
If young people had love, hope, true education, the arts, full and meaningful lives they won’t join gangs. My life since living the gang and drugs has been directed to making positive what it means to be Chicano, human, man, woman, and on how to draw out the imagination and creativity that all people have.
Fear has two meanings - Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.
The most exciting breakthroughs of the 21st century will not occur because of technology but because of an expanding concept of what it means to be human.
If you knew the immensity of what it means to be human, you would not talk about God or Heaven.
What anxiety means is it's as though the world is knocking at your door, and you need to create, you need to make something, you need to do something. I think anxiety, for people who have found their own heart and their own souls, for them it is a stimulus toward creativity, toward courage. It's what makes us human beings.
I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.
I try to be as honest about what I see and to speak rather than be silent, especially if it means I can save lives, or serve humanity.
There's something of a painting of a woman that represents all women - and by extension, all of humanity - that I just find very exciting. It's a nice distillation, I think, of what it means to be alive.
What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning
One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
Economic control is not merely control of a sector of human life which can be separated from the rest; it is the control of the means for all our ends. And whoever has sole control of the means must also determine which ends are to be served, which values are to be rates higher and which lower, in short, what men should believe and strive for.
Branding adds spirit and a soul to what would otherwise be a robotic, automated, generic price-value proposition. If branding is ultimately about the creation of human meaning, it follows logically that it is the humans who must ultimately provide it.
I feel most people’s sexuality is enormously complicated.
That’s what it means to be human. Wouldn’t it be great if we honored that complexity rather than turn it into gossip or ridicule? Wouldn’t it be great if we accepted sexual diversity, in ourselves and others, without condemning it?
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.
Making a film means, first of all, to tell a story.
That story can be an improbable one, but it should never be banal. It must be dramatic and human. What is drama, after all, but life with the dull bits cut out?
The human race is a monotonous affair.
Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.
Ultimately, the transgender question is about more than just sex.
It's about what it means to be human.
Don't confuse your path with your destination. Just because it's stormy now doesn't mean that you aren't headed for sunshine.
How does contemporary technology and culture changes our understanding of what it means to be human. What is our relationship with - and responsibilities towards - that which we create.
Church is a place where you get to practice what it means to be human.
Welcoming imperfection is the way to accomplish what perfectionism promises but never delivers. It gives us our best performance and genuine acceptance in the family of human -- and by that I mean imperfect -- beings.
Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.
Running is the heart of what it means to be human.
Listening is not merely not talking...it means taking a vigorous human interest in what is being told to us.
You are your own stories and therefore free to imagine and experience what it means to be human... And although you don't have complete control over the narrative - no author does, I can tell you - you could nevertheless create it.
All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is.
This is a debate about our understanding of human dignity, what it means to be a member of the human family, even though tiny, powerless and unwanted
Science fiction, because it ventures into no man's lands, tends to meet some of the requirements posed by Jung in his explorations of archetypes, myth structures and self-understanding. It may be that the primary attraction of science fiction is that it helps us understand what it means to be human.
What does it mean to be human? It means we are created in the image of God for the glorious reality of being in permanent fellowship with Him.
When trust is broken, sorry means nothing.
The aim of great books is ethical: to teach what it means to be a man.
Every major form of literary art has taken for its deeper themes what T.S. Eliot called "the permanent things"-the norms of human action.
To grasp life and meaning, we assume constancy where it does not exist.
We name experiences, emotions, and subjective states and assume that what is named is as enduring as its name. Human beings blessed and cursed with consciousness - especially consciousness of their own being - think in terms of names, words, symbols.
I never dreamed I would be a Goodwill Ambassador, and for UNESCO.
Perfect organization. It is apolitical and it's about education, science and culture. I mean that is what I live. That is what UNESCO is really about; it's all about bringing human beings together with one common goal, which is to move human kind forward.
One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn't fall apart.
As was predicted at the beginning of the Human Genome Project, getting the sequence will be the easy part as only technical issues are involved. The hard part will be finding out what it means, because this poses intellectual problems of how to understand the participation of the genes in the functions of living cells.
Existence as entirety remains beyond any one meaning and it is the conscious presence of humanness in the world inasmuch as this is nonmeaning, having nothing to do other than be what it is, no longer able to go beyond itself or give itself some kind of meaning through action.
People love to talk but hate to listen.
Listening is not merely not talking, though even that is beyond most of our powers; it means taking a vigorous, human interest in what is being told us. You can listen like a blank wall or like a splendid auditorium where every sound comes back fuller and richer.
Wrinkles mean you laughed, grey hair means you cared and scars mean you lived!
As our closest relatives, they (chimpanzees) tell us special things about what it means to be a primate and, ultimately, what it means to be a human at the DNA level.
The development of willpower -I will, I won't and I want- may define what it means to be human.
Learning to weep, learning to keep vigil, learning to wait for the dawn.
Perhaps this is what it means to be human.
It would be really wonderful if people connected to the loneliness of what it means to be a human being in the world today.
Faith in the resurrection of Jesus says that there is a future for every human being; the cry for unending life which is a part of the person is indeed answered... God exists: that is the real message of Easter. Anyone who even begins to grasp what this means also knows what it means to be redeemed.