Most of our energy goes into upholding our importance... if we were capable of losing some of that importance, two extraordinary things would happen to us. One, we would free our energy from trying to maintain the illusory idea of our grandeur;and two we would provide ourselves with enough energy to... catch a glimpse of the actual grandeur of the universe.
I am convinced that there are universal currents of Divine Thought vibrating the ether everywhere and that any who can feel these vibrations is inspired.
At least I know that one film-maker in my career has had the initiative to come to me and thought of me as being capable of doing interesting and complicated work, and so I have a new-found belief that other film-makers will see me in a different way, the way that Patty did.
Nothing is more active than thought, for it travels over the universe, and nothing is stronger than necessity for all must submit to it.
It is thought and feeling which guides the universe, not deeds.
The universe is one of God's thoughts.
I have long thought that anyone who does not regularly - or ever - gaze up and see the wonder and glory of a dark night sky filled with countless stars loses a sense of their fundamental connectedness to the universe.
By space the universe encompasses me and swallows me up like an atom; by thought I comprehend the world.
Ever since I began to compose, I have remained true to my starting principle: not to write a page because no matter what public, or what pretty girl wanted it to be thus or thus; but to write solely as I myself thought best, and as it gave me pleasure.
For both faith and want of faith have destroyed men alike.
As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.
I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.
There is a hugely underserved population out there... those who are the least capable of paying pay the highest.
The popular notion of an antithesis between appearance and reality has exercised a very powerful influence on scientific and philosophical thought.
They were doing a full back shot of me in a swimsuit and I thought, Oh my God, I have to be so brave. See, every woman hates herself from behind.
To those who have exhausted politics, nothing remains but abstract thought.
Deeply earnest and thoughtful people stand on shaky footing with the public.
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.
Even a thought, even a possibility, can shatter us and transform us.
Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.
Man was born to be rich, or grow rich by use of his faculties, by the union of thought with nature. Property is an intellectual production. The game requires coolness, right reasoning, promptness, and patience in the players. Cultivated labor drives out brute labor.
A universe comes to birth from its center; it spreads out from a central point that is, as it were, its navel.
The reason it has relevance is because I, as a popular Arab personality - the Arab people like me and respect me - thought it was time for me to make an ever so tiny statement about what I thought about this whole thing.