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47 Greatest Quotes About Meaning


It might be possible that the world itself is without meaning. Virginia Woolf
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean. Tony Robbins
Nothingness lies coiled in the heart of being - like a worm. Jean-Paul Sartre
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn. Orson Welles
As it gets closer and more probable, being a star is really losing its meaning. Janis Joplin
There is only one meaning of life: the act of living itself. Erich Fromm
I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine. Emily Dickinson
I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you've never actually known what the question is. Douglas Adams
The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it. Carl Jung
There is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. Alan Cohen
When you can live forever what do you live for? Stephenie Meyer
2,000 years ago one man got nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be if everyone was nice to each other for a change. Douglas Adams
Death is our constant companion, and it is death that gives each person's life its true meaning. Paulo Coelho
Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another. Thomas Merton
The language of friendship is not words but meanings. Henry David Thoreau
To invent your own life's meaning is not easy, but it's still allowed, and I think you'll be happier for the trouble. Bill Watterson
How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! Samuel Adams
No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point. Jean-Paul Sartre
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning. Maya Angelou
If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself. Rick Riordan
The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown. Rene Magritte
Vegetarian - that's an old Indian word meaning lousy hunter. Andy Rooney
Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it. Hannah Arendt
Myths can't be translated as they did in their ancient soil. We can only find our own meaning in our own time. Margaret Atwood
Half of what I say is meaningless; but I say it so that the other half may reach you. Khalil Gibran
The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation. Michael Jackson
If we knew the meaning to everything that is happening to us, then there would be no meaning. Idi Amin
It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators. Ansel Adams
What Youth deemed crystal, Age finds out was dew. Robert Browning
Everything has a meaning, if only we could read it. Philip Pullman
People find meaning and redemption in the most unusual human connections. Khaled Hosseini
…Our sunsets have been reduced to wavelengths and frequencies. The complexities of the universe have been shredded into mathematical equations. Even our self-worth as human beings has been destroyed. Dan Brown
I like the pop music, but I still want to have meaning in my music. David Archuleta
A singer can shatter glass with the proper high note," he said, "but the simplest way to break glass is simply to drop it on the floor. Anne Rice
A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does not have. Wallace Stevens
God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed - that is the meaning of evolution. Graham Greene
The hardest song to write is a protest song, a topical song with meaning. Joan Baez
It's just that a lot of songs that are popular right now, they don't have any meaning. Elliott Smith
When we are dealing with human beings, no truth has reality by itself; it is always dependent upon the reality of the immediate relationship. Rollo May
It's only adults who read the top layers most of the time. I think children read the internal meanings of everything. Maurice Sendak
Don't <i>for heaven's sake</i>, be afraid of talking nonsense! But you must pay attention to your nonsense. Ludwig Wittgenstein
Sex means nothing--just the moment of ecstasy, that flares and dies in minutes. Philip Larkin