[In Gnosticism, The Physical World Did Not Ultimately Matter - Which Meant Physical Suffering Did Not Matter Either. Seeking 'enlightenment' Meant Cultivating An Attitude Of Detachment, Even Indifference.]

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"I wanted sex to feel the way it had felt with him. Wild. Uninhibited. A perfect fit, perfect chemistry."

ML Von Franz Quotes

"...rather than ask why something happened (i.e. what caused it), Jung asked: What did it happen for? This same tendency appears in physics: Many modern physicists are now looking more for "connections" in nature than for causal laws (determinism)."

Lee Wilkinson Quotes

"There was an infinitesimal pause while he watched her face, as though he half expected her to recognise it, before he went on, My friends call me Thorn, and gave her a smile of such devastating charm that she blinked.Her hand clasped in his, her senses zinging from his touch and that stunning smile, she stared into his dark, handsome face until, realising that she was gawking at him like some overgrown schoolgirl, she withdrew her hand and asked quickly, What do your enemies call you?"

Mark Rylance Quotes

"I think that was very important to Bacon... personally. I think he went to great efforts to get a house for the Stratford man, to make it so difficult for us to prove that it was Francis Bacon, because it is very difficult to prove."

James E Burke Quotes

"We dont grow unless we take risks. Any successful company is riddled with failures."

Rachel Abbott Quotes

"She searched her mind for a single day when it had felt good to be alive. There must have been one, surely?"

Meriwether Lewis Quotes

"I could but esteem this moment of my departure as among the most happy of my life."

James Galway Quotes

"I think it is most important for a teacher to play the pieces and studies that are being played by the student."

Rumer Willis Quotes

"I definitely understand not entirely fitting in. I think everyone has their own version of feeling out of place and I think one of the great things we have the ability to do is to know its all right. Its OK to have that awkward phase."

Jeanne Stephens Quotes

"Troubles always seemed more severe after the sun went down. Even irrational worries and fears could seem perfectly logical at midnight."

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Quotes About Optimism In Life

"Renouncing false beliefs will not usher in the millennium. Few things about the strategy of contemporary apologists are more repellent than their frequent recourse to spurious alternatives. The lesser lights inform us that the alternative to Christianity is materialism, thus showing how little they have read, while the greater lights talk as if the alternative were bound to be a shallow and inane optimism. I dont believe that man will turn this earth into a bed of roses either with the aid of God or without it. Nor does life among the roses strike me as a dream from which one would not care to wake up after a very short time." - Author: Walter Kaufmann

Quotes About Practice Basketball

"Meditation practice is like piano scales, basketball drills, ballroom dance class. Practice requires discipline; it can be tedious; it is necessary. After you have practiced enough, you become more skilled at the art form itself. You do not practice to become a great scale player or drill champion. You practice to become a musician or athlete. Likewise, one does not practice meditation to become a great meditator. We meditate to wake up and live, to become skilled at the art of living." - Author: Elizabeth Lesser

Quotes About School Uniforms

"[On School Uniforms] Dont these schools do enough damage making all these kids think alike, now they have to make them look alike too? Its not a new idea, either. I first saw it in old newsreels from the 1930s, but it was hard to understand because the narration was in German." - Author: George Carlin

Quotes About Ear Plugs

"When I look in the fridge, I see groceries, but I dont see food. My stomach growls; but there is no appetite.Appetite and hunger are different. Appetite is the mental prompting that kicks the auto-response into drive so you actually reach out, take the food, put it in your mouth, chew, and swallow. I learned this in my first psychology course. Eating isnt just a physical need; it starts in the mind, generating hunger, which then should trigger the body to ingest food. I have no sparks between these plugs." - Author: Julie Gregory

Quotes About Departed Brother

"Since both the departed saints and we ourselves are in Christ, we share with them in the communion of saints. They are still our brothers and sisters in Christ. When we celebrate the Eucharist they are there with us, along with the angels and archangels. Why then should we not pray for and with them? The reason the Reformers and their successors did their best to outlaw praying for the dead was because that had been so bound up with the notion of purgatory and the need to get people out of it as soon as possible. Once we rule out purgatory, I see no reason why we should not pray for and with the dead and every reason why we should - not that they will get out of purgatory but that they will be refreshed and filled with Gods joy and peace. Love passes into prayer; we still love them; why not hold them, in that love, before God?" - Author: N.T. Wright

Quotes About Being Physically Strong

"I think for a girl to be strong, it doesnt have to involve being physically strong." - Author: Alia Shawkat

Quotes About Personal Finances

"Personal finances are like peoples personal health, crucial and tragic to the sufferer but tedious to the listener." - Author: Thomas Keneally

Quotes About Naton

"There is a finely translated epigram in the greek anthology which admirably expresses this state of mind, this acceptance of loss as unatoned for, even tho the lost element might be ones self: A shipwrecked sailor, buried on this coast, bids you set sail. Full many a gallant bark, when we were lost, weathered the gal." - Author: William James

Quotes About Excusses

"Only peons made excusses for themselves she taught me. Never apologize, never explain." - Author: Janet Fitch

Quotes About Alan Turing

"And Türing answered another," Rudy said. "Whos that?" "Its me," Alan said. "But Rudys joking. ‘Turing doesnt really have an umlaut in it." "Hes going to have an umlaut in him later tonight," Rudy said, looking at Alan in a way that, in retrospect, years later, Lawrence would understand to have been smoldering." - Author: Neal Stephenson