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Not everything has to mean something. Some things just are. -- Charles De Lint
What it meant to me: a happy life, of course, companionship, of course. A common objective, I think. -- Denis Thatcher
(1.) To repent without despairing; (2.) To believe without being presumptuous; (3.) To rejoice without falling into levity; (4.) To be angry without sinning. -- J.c. Ryle
To define a thing is to see it clearly, to see it as distinct from other things and at the same time to see its exact relationship with other things: for a thing is its relations and activities. -- Michael Oakeshott
Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations. -- Alfred Adler
The meaning lies in the appropriation. -- Soren Kierkegaard
It's someone who views life as a game where the rules are poorly written and designed for abuse. -- Chuck Klosterman
Ultimate meaning is meaningless. Meaning meaning means everything else. -- Brian Spellman
The way I write, words can means lots of different things. -- Beth Orton
I try not to interpret things of the world into a single meaning. Rather, I try the opposite. -- Kim Ki-Duk
To insist on one's place in the scheme of things and to live up to that place.To empower others in their reaching for some place in the scheme of things.To do these things is to make fairy tales come true. -- Robert Fulghum
Translation: I'm an idiot. -- Alyssa Day
To live a life half dead, a living death. -- John Milton
Meaning is socially, historically, and rhetorically constructed. -- Clifford Geertz
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. -- Alfred Tennyson
To be free, to rise and leave everything, without a glance back, behind. To say "yes". -- Dag Hammarskjold
To be hated! to love with all the fury of one's soul; to feel that one would give for the least of her smiles, one's blood, one's vitals, one's fame, one's salvation, one's immortality and eternity, -- Victor Hugo
Meaning isn't something we discover, it is what we bring to life, either by choice or by chance. -- Bill Crawford
It means that you are my freedom, love."
"Yes," she whispered. That was it exactly. "And you are mine. -- Meredith Duran
I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me. -- Matt Groening
Words take on many different meanings. -- Erin Mckean
Words can so often mean what you take from them rather than what was intended. -- Daniel Abraham
O to be a dragon, a symbol of the power of Heaven-of silk-worm size or immense; at times invisible. Felicitous phenomenon! -- Marianne Moore
The meanings of words are not in the words, they are in us. -- S.i. Hayakawa
Nothing in life has any meaning except the meaning we give it. -- Anthony Robbins
Dream what others do not.
Imagine what others have not.
Do what others will not.
Achieve what others could not. -- Matshona Dhliwayo
It means to educate myself incessantly about the world around me. -- June Jordan
The unceasing activity of the Creator whereby, in overflowing bounty and goodwill, He upholds His creatures in ordered existence, guides and governs all events, circumstances, and free acts of angels and men, and directs everything to its appointed goal, for His own glory. -- J.i. Packer
What should we gain by a definition, as it can only lead us to other undefined terms? -- Ludwig Wittgenstein
We know the meaning so long as no one asks us to define it. -- William James
To desire with one's very soul every second of every day to accomplish one's aim. -- Yamamoto Tsunetomo
context is not meaning. -- Claudia Rankine
Drop a word in the ocean of meaning and concentric ripples form. To define a single word means to try to catch those ripples. No one's hands are fast enough. -- Robert Bringhurst
Definitions would be good things if we did not use words to make them. -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
You, my dear, have already found your meaning. All there is left to do now ... is dance. -- Colleen Hoover
Strong in society, vocal about our beliefs." Her eyes were kind, but they held a no-nonsense look. "For you, that might mean speaking up for your faith, being the voice of truth for your cast. -- Karen Kingsbury
To derive joy from simple things; to derive joy from beautiful, giving persons; to give back, indeed to give away; to be thankful, as we are so often told we must be, for small mercies. -- Arun Shourie
It means something, but it doesn't change anything. -- C.m. Stunich
Everything has a meaning, if only we could read it. -- Philip Pullman
No one really knows what words mean these days. -- Mark Doten
When the meaning is unclear there is no meaning. -- Marty Rubin
To feel the soul without explaining it, without vocabulary, and to represent this sensation. -- Yves Klein
Do not dare to live without some clear intention toward which your living shall be bent. Mean to be something with all your might. -- Phillips Brooks
Circumstance points to deeper meaning. -- T.f. Hodge
It means 'female dog,'" I'd explained to my sisters, "but it also means 'a woman who's crabby and won't let you be yourself. -- David Sedaris
It means that every waking breath you take, every step you take, you don't just take to move your own life forward, but ours. You take it knowing I'm right there with you, irrevocably tied to every decision you make. -- Meredith Wild
Friend. Before Mark, I'd known its definition. Now I knew its meaning. -- Elizabeth Langston
But what does that mean? -- Rakesh Satyal
Meanings generating meanings - the process has backed us into a particular corner, a kind of cave, where sunlight seldom enters. -- Tarthang Tulku
See The Meaning Not The Problem -- Sascha Bosio
If you look for a meaning, you'll miss everything that happens. -- Andrei Tarkovsky
To be away from home and yet find oneself everywhere at home; to see the world, to be at the centre of the world, and yet remain hidden from the world. -- Charles Baudelaire
understanding about -- Jacqueline Harvey
To be of no account to others. No one listens to you. -- Julia Kristeva
To give something meaning, is to give something hope, It is to give something life. -- Yahya Mohamed
hi sadaa sukham.' It means that one cannot have happiness alone. -- Gillian Anderson
Meaning is not creating a cool place to work with free food, Ping-Pong, volleyball, and dogs. Meaning is making the world a better place. -- Guy Kawasaki
The perception of meaning, as I see it, more specifically boils down to becoming aware of a possibility against the background of reality or, to express it in plain words, to becoming aware of what can be done about a given situation. -- Viktor E. Frankl
Sometimes translation stops you understanding. -- China Mieville
Meaning, however, is no great matter. -- Charles Stuart Calverley
Customer service. That is what it means. -- Jon Jones
in a world in which everything is available, nothing has any meaning. Meaning -- Aldous Huxley
Take it in what sense thou wilt. -- William Shakespeare
To live without faith, without a patrimony to defend, without a steady struggle for truth, that is not living but existing -- Pier Giorgio Frassati
Words don't mean, people mean. -- Alfred Korzybski
Unknown meaning, I thought. That was me. -- Julie Schumacher
Simple words have the complicated meaning. -- Deepak Gupta
To devastate by language, to blow up the word and with it the world. -- Emile M. Cioran
In Nature everything has a meaning; that is, every object is exactly adapted to the place it occupies, and to the purpose for which it was made. -- Solomon Caesar Malan
Meaning comes from engagement in positive work that challenges our personal capacity combined with knowledge that our positive work is making a larger contribution to the overall well-being of humanity and life on the planet. -- Michael Strong
Doing is doing.
Does it mean that it doesn't matter if it's magic or not, anything you do has power and consequences and affects other people? -- Jo Walton
What we earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense we are. -- Anna Jameson
Positive mindset, positive soul.
Positive soul, positive spirit.
Positive spirit, positive strength.
Positive strength, positive action.
Positive action, positive impart.
Positive impact, positive society.
Positive society, positive world. -- Lailah Gifty Akita
Ah, yes. Fine. A lovely sounding word that means absolutely nothing. -- Robin Benway
A definition is the enclosing a wilderness of idea within a wall of words. -- Samuel Butler
All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation. -- George Eliot
When a word ceases to be a term of description and becomes merely a term of praise, it no longer tells you about the object: it only tells you about the speakers attitude to that object. -- C.s. Lewis
Belonging to another man and therefore not even a little bit to him. -- Jhumpa Lahiri
To be alive is power; existence in itself; without a further function; omnipotence. -- Emily Dickinson
No action is safe from meaning. -- Karan Mahajan
To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. -- G.k. Chesterton
In everyone there sleeps
A sense of life lived according to love.
To some it means the difference they could make
By loving others, but across most it sweeps,
As all they might have done had they been loved.
That nothing cures. -- Philip Larkin
Yes there is a meaning; at least for me, there is one thing that matters - to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people. -- Logan Pearsall Smith
In the big scheme, it means little. But in our little scheme, it's big. -- Jeremy Morong
To live in the world but outside of existing conceptions of it. -- Wallace Stevens
I think the whole question of meaning in music is difficult enough even if you hear me playing live right now in the same room! What I mean and what you take from it may be two quite different things anyway. -- Evan Parker
Meaning is malleable: take it out, you get nihilism and despair. Put it in, you get sacredness and something most special. -- Dean Ornish
To sit and contemplate - to remember the faces of women without desire, to be pleased by the great deeds of men without envy, to be everything and everywhere in sympathy and yet content to remain where and what you are. -- Virginia Woolf
To listen with a still heart, with a waiting, open soul, without passion, without desire, without judgement, without opinions. -- Hermann Hesse
Everything means something. -- Philip Pullman
Usually, meaning tends to find you, in the middle of the night, and when you least expect it. -- Catherine Lowell
Sexual intercourse ... a joyous, joyous, joyous, joyous impaling of woman on man's sensual mast. -- Anais Nin
A life that moves to gracious ends
Thro' troops of unrecording friends,
A deedful life, a silent voice. -- Alfred The Great
Never struggle against any obstacle; Observe, concentrate and witness;
Accept, indulge to transform and overcome,
For or against, but with equal respect and in totality. -- Gian Kumar
To reach back and help, and expect neither reward nor even thanks.
To reach back and help, because that is what spiritual beings do. -- Brian L. Weiss
A guest of one's time and not a member of the household. -- George F. Kennan
Meaning is often found embedded in the silent moments of our lives when we can hear and see what matters most, the things audible and visible only to the spirit. -- Toni Sorenson
To possess a rich life of wholeness that brings happiness into the soul; is to show loving and caring characteristic traits toward others. -- Ellen J. Barrier
Learning is the making of meaning. -- Robert Kegan
Living your life on your terms, means No excuses and only results. -- Ladytiara