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Nonentity Sayings By Eric Linklater: But I find it difficult to recognize people. Human beings are so much alike. But I find it difficult to recognize people. Human beings are so much alike. — Eric Linklater
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Nonentity Sayings By Virginia Woolf: I observed with disillusioned clarity the despicable nonentity of the street; its porches; its window I observed with disillusioned clarity the despicable nonentity of the street; its porches; its window curtains; the drab clothes, the cupidity and complacency of shopping women; and old men taking the air in comforters; the caution of people crossing; the universal determination to go on living, when really, fools and gulls that you are, I said, any slate may fly from a roof, any car may swerve, for there is neither rhyme nor reason when a drunk man staggers about with a club in his hand - that is all. — Virginia Woolf
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Nonentity Sayings By William Sansom: I suppose we were worn down and shivering. Three a.m. is a mean spirited hour. I suppose we were worn down and shivering. Three a.m. is a mean spirited hour. I suppose we were drenched, with the cold hose water trickling in at our collars and settling down at the tail of our shirts. Without doubt the heavy brass couplings felt moulded from metal-ice. Probably the open roar of the pumps drowned the petulant buzz of the raiders above, and certainly the ubiquitous fire-glow made an orange stage-set of the streets. Black water would have puddled the city alleys and I suppose our hands and faces were black as the water. Black with hacking about among the burnt-up rafters. These things were an every-night nonentity. They happened and they were not forgotten because they were not even remembered. — William Sansom
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Nonentity Sayings By Joseph Furphy: Such is life, my fellow-mummers-just like a poor player that bluffs and feints his hour Such is life, my fellow-mummers-just like a poor player that bluffs and feints his hour upon the stage, and then cheapens down to mere nonentity. But let me not hear any small witticism to the further effect that its story is a tale told by a vulgarian, full of slang and blanky, signifying-nothing. — Joseph Furphy
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Nonentity Sayings By Archibald Gumiro: Our sincere and innermost anxiety is not that we are insufficient. Our sincere and innermost Our sincere and innermost anxiety is not that we are insufficient. Our sincere and innermost fear is that we are prevailing and dominate. Our proficiency, not our incompetence is the misapprehension that most startles and worries us. It's when we contemplate in retrospect that we demand of ourselves why am I extraordinary, striking, talented, and remarkable? Essentially, Why can't you? A child of God blessed from the crown of you head to the soul of your feet. There is nonentity progressive about shrinking so individuals won't feel apprehensive around you. Every individual is predestined to shine. Humans were conceived to manifest the exaltation, magnificence, splendour, beauty or the glory of God imbedded in us . this gift is not some individual but in everyone — Archibald Gumiro
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Nonentity Sayings By Jarod Kintz: A blanket could be used to cure the common cold. I mean, come on it's A blanket could be used to cure the common cold. I mean, come on it's just common sense. A blanket is warm, and if a cold is what it's named, then a blanket would transform a cold into some nameless nonentity. Take that, Louis Pasteur. — Jarod Kintz
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Nonentity Sayings By Anthony Trollope: Gentle reader, did you ever feel yourself snubbed? Did you ever, when thinking much of Gentle reader, did you ever feel yourself snubbed? Did you ever, when thinking much of your own importance, find yourself suddenly reduced to a nonentity? Such was Eleanor's feeling now. — Anthony Trollope
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Nonentity Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: Good is positive. Evil is merely privative, not absolute: it is like cold, which is Good is positive. Evil is merely privative, not absolute: it is like cold, which is the privation of heat. All evil is so much death or nonentity. Benevolence is absolute and real. So much benevolence as a man hath, so much life hath he. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Nonentity Sayings By G.M. Mes: A government is only good in so far as it achieves the best kind of A government is only good in so far as it achieves the best kind of living together among a specific group of people and it should be obvious that there cannot be one way of living-together which will fit all types of people. Only those who, mostly from fear, and in self-defence, think of man as being an unvarying nonentity, could generate such an idea. Others will, or should, realise that the best way of living together for any specific group of people depends on the particular characteristics of that group. — G.M. Mes
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Nonentity Sayings By Vincent Van Gogh: What am I in most people's eyes? A nonentity or an eccentric and disagreeable man What am I in most people's eyes? A nonentity or an eccentric and disagreeable man ... I should want my work to show what is in the heart of such an eccentric, of such a nobody. — Vincent Van Gogh
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Nonentity Sayings By William James: How comes the world to be here at all instead of the nonentity which might How comes the world to be here at all instead of the nonentity which might be imagined in its place? ... from nothing to being there is no logical bridge. — William James
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Nonentity Sayings By G.K. Chesterton: Until we realize that things might not be, we cannot realize that things are. Until Until we realize that things might not be, we cannot realize that things are. Until we see the background of darkness, we cannot admire the light as a single and created thing. As soon as we have seen that darkness, all light is lightening, sudden, blinding, and divine. Until we picture nonentity we underrate the victory of God, and can realize none of the trophies of His ancient war. It is one of the million wild jests of truth that we know nothing until we know nothing. — G.K. Chesterton
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Nonentity Sayings By C.S. Lewis: Bridge-players tell me that there must be some money on the game 'or else people Bridge-players tell me that there must be some money on the game 'or else people won't take it seriously'. Apparently it's like that. Your bid - for God or no God, for a good God or the Cosmic Sadist, for eternal life or nonentity - will not be serious if nothing much is staked on it. And you will never discover how serious it was until the stakes are raised horribly high, until you find that you are playing not for counters or for sixpences but for every penny you have in the world. — C.S. Lewis
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Nonentity Sayings By Tucker Max: My parents got divorced when I was around a year old. My dad was essentially My parents got divorced when I was around a year old. My dad was essentially a nonentity in my life until I got to be about 16 or so. My mom was a flight attendant for PanAm, so I moved all over the world. London, Rio de Janeiro. — Tucker Max
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Nonentity Sayings By Carter G. Woodson: Of the hundreds of Negro high schools recently examined by an expert in the United Of the hundreds of Negro high schools recently examined by an expert in the United States Bureau of Education only eighteen offer a course taking up the history of the Negro, and in most of the Negro colleges and universities where the Negro is thought of, the race is studied only as a problem or dismissed as of little consequence. For example, an officer of a Negro university, thinking that an additional course on the Negro should be given there, called upon a Negro Doctor of Philosophy of the faculty to offer such work. He promptly informed the officer that he knew nothing about the Negro. He did not go to school to waste his time that way. He went to be educated in a system which dismisses the Negro as a nonentity. — Carter G. Woodson
Nonentity Sayings By Boris Pasternak: It's only in mediocre books that people are divided into two camps and have nothing It's only in mediocre books that people are divided into two camps and have nothing to do with each other. In real life everything gets mixed up! Don't you think you'd have to be a hopeless nonentity to play only one role all your life, to have only one place in society, always to stand for the same thing? — Boris Pasternak
Nonentity Sayings By Nicolas Chamfort: Society ... is nothing more than the war of a thousand petty opposed interests, an Society ... is nothing more than the war of a thousand petty opposed interests, an eternal strife of all the vanities, which, turn in turn wounded and humiliated one by the other, intercross, come into collision, and on the morrow expiate the triumph of the eve in the bitterness of defeat. To live alone, to remain unjostled in this miserable struggle, where for a moment one draws the eyes of the spectators, to be crushed a moment later
this is what is called being a nonentity, having no existence. Poor humanity! — Nicolas Chamfort
Nonentity Sayings By Edward Coke: It is a fiction, a shade, a nonentity, but a reality for legal purposes. A It is a fiction, a shade, a nonentity, but a reality for legal purposes. A corporation aggregate is only in abstracto-it is invisible, immortal, and rests only in intendment and consideration of the law. — Edward Coke
Nonentity Sayings By M T Anderson: Hosiah Lister, now dead, rec'd his freedom."Consider, then, the full measure of my sadness, reading Hosiah Lister, now dead, rec'd his freedom."
Consider, then, the full measure of my sadness, reading this inscription; not merely for Hosiah Lister, but for all of us, consider the dear cost of liberty in a world so hostile, so teeming with enemies and opportunists, that one could not become free without casting aside all casualty, all choice, all will, all identity; finding freedom only in the spacious blankness of unbeing, the wide plains of nonentity, infinite and still. — M T Anderson
Nonentity Sayings By Norman Mailer: It is virtually not assimilable to our reason that a small lonely man felled a It is virtually not assimilable to our reason that a small lonely man felled a giant in the midst of his limousines, his legions, his throng and his security. If such a nonentity destroyed the leader of the most powerful nation on earth, then a world of disproportion engulfs us, and we live in a universe that is absurd. — Norman Mailer
Nonentity Sayings By Vincent Van Gogh: What I am in the eyes of most people - a nonentity, an eccentric, or What I am in the eyes of most people - a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person - somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then - even if that were absolutely true, then I should like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart. — Vincent Van Gogh
Nonentity Sayings By William James: A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity. A purely disembodied human emotion is a nonentity. — William James
Nonentity Sayings By Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha: In you is the ability that will move you from nonentity and mediocrity to an In you is the ability that will move you from nonentity and mediocrity to an entity of meteority. Take responsiblity now! — Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Nonentity Sayings By Rabindranath Tagore: No king or emperor in the world had the power to keep captive this nonentity, No king or emperor in the world had the power to keep captive this nonentity, — Rabindranath Tagore
Nonentity Sayings By Isabel Paterson: Right now it is a terrible thing to be a rugged individualist; but we don't Right now it is a terrible thing to be a rugged individualist; but we don't know what else to be except a feeble nonentity. — Isabel Paterson
Nonentity Sayings By Alan W. Watts: To receive the universe into oneself, after the manner of some "mystics," is simply to To receive the universe into oneself, after the manner of some "mystics," is simply to become inflated with the conceit that one is God and so set up yet another opposition between the mighty whole and the degraded part. To give oneself utterly and slavishly to the world is to become a spiritual nonentity, a mechanism, a shell, a leaf blown by the winds of circumstance. But if the world is received and the self given at the same time, there prevails that union which brings about the Second Birth. — Alan W. Watts
Nonentity Sayings By Dean Koontz: I am such a nonentity by the standards of our culture that People magazine not I am such a nonentity by the standards of our culture that People magazine not only will never feature a piece about me but might also reject my attempts to subscribe to their publication on the grounds that the black-hole gravity of my noncelebrity is powerful enough to suck their entire enterprise into oblivion. — Dean Koontz
Nonentity Sayings By Barbara Stanwyck: Egotism - usually just a case of mistaken nonentity. Egotism - usually just a case of mistaken nonentity. — Barbara Stanwyck
Nonentity Sayings By Anthony Burgess: We are supposed to be the children of Seth; but Seth is too much of We are supposed to be the children of Seth; but Seth is too much of an effete nonentity to deserve ancestral regard. No, we are the sons of Cain, and with violence can be associated the attacks on sound, stone, wood and metal that produced civilization. — Anthony Burgess
Nonentity Sayings By Friedrich Nietzsche: For action has no sense. It merely binds one to existence. All existence, however, has For action has no sense. It merely binds one to existence. All existence, however, has no sense. Evil is interpreted as that which leads to irrationalism: to the affirmation of means whose end is denied. A road to nonentity is the desideratum, hence all emotional impulses are regarded with horror. — Friedrich Nietzsche
Nonentity Sayings By Matthew Aaron Goodman: That is, I could either see myself as a nonentity, or I could see myself That is, I could either see myself as a nonentity, or I could see myself as whatever I wished to be, like a star, born from the bang of nothing or a dream. — Matthew Aaron Goodman
Nonentity Sayings By PK Gyewu Akrofi: If hate, the antonym of love, is one strong word that we all know it If hate, the antonym of love, is one strong word that we all know it exist but despise, why do people like playing with LOVE like it's nonentity? — PK Gyewu Akrofi
Nonentity Sayings By Bayode Ojo: What does it profit man if he allows a nonentity to make him look irrelevant What does it profit man if he allows a nonentity to make him look irrelevant just because he wants to indirectly have him become a life member of the nonentity club? No man can make you less valuable except you enter into agreement with such man. Not all birds with wings have the mastery of soaring high.... — Bayode Ojo
Nonentity Sayings By Bryce Courtenay: As a small child I had discovered that only two places are available to those As a small child I had discovered that only two places are available to those who wish to remain concealed. The choices are to be a nonentity or an exception. You either disappear into a plebeian background or move forward to where most others fear to follow. — Bryce Courtenay
Nonentity Sayings By G.K. Chesterton: A cloud was on the mind of men, and wailing went the weather, Yea, a A cloud was on the mind of men, and wailing went the weather, Yea, a sick cloud upon the soul when we were boys together. Science announced nonentity and art admired decay; The world was old and ended: but you and I were gay; Round — G.K. Chesterton
Nonentity Sayings By Wendell Berry: In the loss of skill, we lose stewardship; in losing stewardship we lose fellowship; we In the loss of skill, we lose stewardship; in losing stewardship we lose fellowship; we become outcasts from the great neighborhood of Creation. It is possible - as our experience in this good land shows - to exile ourselves from Creation, and to ally ourselves with the principle of destruction - which is, ultimately, the principle of nonentity. It is to be willing in general for being to not-be. And once we have allied ourselves with that principle, we are foolish to think that we can control the results. (pg. 303, The Gift of Good Land) — Wendell Berry
Nonentity Sayings By William Boyd: That evening, after Romer had left so peremptorily, she had gone through to the salon That evening, after Romer had left so peremptorily, she had gone through to the salon to talk to her father. A job for the British government, she told him. £500 a year, a British passport. He feigned surprise but it was obvious that Romer had briefed him to a certain extent.
'You'd be a British citizen, with a passport,' her father said, his features incredulous, almost abjectly so - as if it were unthinkable that a nonentity such as he should have a daughter who was a British citizen. 'Do you know what I would give to be a British citizen?' he said, all the while with his left hand miming a sawing motion at his right elbow. — William Boyd
Nonentity Sayings By George Eliot: What is opportunity to the man who can't use it? An unfecundated egg, which the What is opportunity to the man who can't use it? An unfecundated egg, which the waves of time wash away into nonentity. — George Eliot
Nonentity Sayings By Vincent Van Gogh: What am I in the eyes of most people - a nonentity, an eccentric, or What am I in the eyes of most people - a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person - somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then - even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart. That is my ambition, based less on resentment than on love in spite of everything, based more on a feeling of serenity than on passion. Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum. — Vincent Van Gogh
Nonentity Sayings By George Ogilvie: I think that in fact by taking on the persona of a human being, you I think that in fact by taking on the persona of a human being, you begin to realise that it is all ego, and that beneath that ego is something else, and that something else is a tranquil, nonentity, that we are simply drops of the sea, that we belong to each other. — George Ogilvie
Nonentity Sayings By Anita Brookner: I could not, somehow, make contact with any familiar emotion. As I lingered in front I could not, somehow, make contact with any familiar emotion. As I lingered in front of a lighted window, apparently beguiled by a pair of burgundy leather shoes, I could only identify a feeling of exclusion. I felt as if the laws of the universe no longer applied to me, since I was outside the normal frames of reference. A biological nonentity, to be phased out. And somewhere, intruding helplessly and to no avail into my consciousness, the anger of the underdog, plotting bloody revolution, plotting revenge. — Anita Brookner
Nonentity Sayings By Boris Pasternak: It's only in bad novels that people are divided into two camps and have nothing It's only in bad novels that people are divided into two camps and have nothing to do with each other. In real life everything gets mixed up! Don't you think you'd have to be a hopeless nonentity to play only one role all your life, to have only one place in society, always to stand for the same thing?
Ah, there you are!
- Larissa Fyodorovna in Doctor Zhivago. — Boris Pasternak
Nonentity Sayings By Boris Pasternak: What an incorrigible nonentity one must be to play only one role in life, to What an incorrigible nonentity one must be to play only one role in life, to occupy only one place in society, to always mean one and the same thing! — Boris Pasternak
Nonentity Sayings By Gilbert K. Chesterton: Every sane man recognises that unlimited liberty is anarchy, or rather is nonentity. The civic Every sane man recognises that unlimited liberty is anarchy, or rather is nonentity. The civic idea of liberty is to give the citizen a province of liberty; a limitation within which a citizen is a king. — Gilbert K. Chesterton
Nonentity Sayings By Louis Auchincloss: I had always been considered such a nonentity where human relations were concerned that the I had always been considered such a nonentity where human relations were concerned that the idea that I might have an influence, even a corrupting influence ... penetrated my heart with a fierce little sting of pleasure. — Louis Auchincloss
Nonentity Sayings By China Mieville: The Romanovian method becomes one of appointing adventurer after incompetent after nonentity to grand offices The Romanovian method becomes one of appointing adventurer after incompetent after nonentity to grand offices of state. The liberals and the sharper-witted right grow ever more apoplectic. — China Mieville