Humans Quotes


The marks humans leave are too often scars.

Humans    Pain    Scars

It's funny how humans can wrap their mind around things and fit them into their version of reality.

Humans see what they want to see.

Nothing was ever in tune. People just blindly grabbed at whatever there was: communism, health foods, zen, surfing, ballet, hypnotism, group encounters, orgies, biking, herbs, Catholicism, weight-lifting, travel, withdrawal, vegetarianism, India, painting, writing, sculpting, composing, conducting, backpacking, yoga, copulating, gambling, drinking, hanging around, frozen yogurt, Beethoven, Back, Buddha, Christ, TM, H, carrot juice, suicide, handmade suits, jet travel, New York City, and then it all evaporated and fell apart. People had to find things to do while waiting to die. I guess it was nice to have a choice.

If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human.

One of the things Ford Prefect had always found hardest to understand about humans was their habit of continually stating and repeating the very very obvious.

Nothing captures human interest more than human tragedy.

Four legs good, two legs bad.

Animals    Four    Humans    Legs    Two

But these words people threw around - humans, monsters, heroes, villains - to Victor it was all just a matter of semantics. Someone could call themselves a hero and still walk around killing dozens. Someone else could be labeled a villain for trying to stop them. Plenty of humans were monstrous, and plenty of monsters knew how to play at being human.

Vicious

V.E. Schwab

Vicious

Lonely people tend, rather, to be lonely because they decline to bear the psychic costs of being around other humans. They are allergic to people. People affect them too strongly.

I cannot compromise my respect for your love. You can keep your love, I will keep my respect.

Humans, as a rule, don't like mad people unless they are good at painting, and only then once they are dead. But the definition of mad, on Earth, seems to be very unclear and inconsistent. What is perfectly sane in one era turns out to be insane in another. The earliest humans walked around naked with no problem. Certain humans, in humid rainforests mainly, still do so. So, we must conclude that madness is sometimes a question of time, and sometimes of postcode.
Basically, the key rule is, if you want to appear sane on Earth you have to be in the right place, wearing the right clothes, saying the right things, and only stepping on the right kind of grass.

I don't understand why people insist on pitting concepts of evolution and creation against each other. Why can't they see that spiritualism and science are one? That bodies evolve and souls evolve and the universe is a fluid package that marries them both in a wonderful package called a human being. What's wrong with that idea?

The Art of Racing in the Rain

-Garth Stein "The Art of Racing in the Rain."

The Art of Racing in the Rain

People don't always want to be with people. It gets tiring.

It is as inhuman to be totally good as it is to be totally evil.

A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange
Evil    Good    Humanity    Humans

All wars are civil wars because all men are brothers... Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born.

One of the things Ford Prefect had always found hardest to understand about human beings was their habit of continually stating and repeating the very very obvious, as in
It's a nice day,
or
You're very tall,
or
Oh dear you seem to have fallen down a thirty-foot well, are you all right?
At first Ford had formed a theory to account for this strange behaviour. If human beings don't keep exercising their lips, he thought, their mouths probably seize up. After a few months' consideration and observation he abandoned this theory in favour of a new one. If they don't keep on exercising their lips, he thought, their brains start working.

I wish I loved the human Race, I wish I loved its silly face, and when I'm introduced to one, I wish I thought "what jolly fun"!

If this book has a lesson, it is that we are awfully lucky to be here-and by 'we' I mean every living thing. To attain any kind of life in this universe of ours appears to be quite an achievement. As humans we are doubly lucky, of course: We enjoy not only the privilege of existence but also the singular ability to appreciate it and even, in a multitude of ways, to make it better. It is a talent we have only barely begun to grasp.

Achievement    Biology    Humans    Life    Science    Universe

I like living in my head because in there, everyone is kind and innocent. Once you start integrating yourself into the world, you realize that people are nasty, mean creatures. They're worse than zombies. People try to crush your soul and destroy your happiness, but zombies just want to have a little nibble of your brain.

Apocalypse    Apocalyptic    Brain    Brains    Craziness    Crazy    Creatures    Happiness    Happy    Head    Human    Human nature    Humanity    Humans    Innocence    Innocent    Integrating    Integration    Kind    Kindness    Like    Little nibble    Live    Living    Living life    Mean    Mean people    Mental health    Mental illness    Nasty    Nasty people    Nibble    Nibbling    People    Post apocalyptic    Reality    Realization    Realize    World    Yourself    Zombie    Zombie apocalypse    Zombies    Zompoc

Glory: I look around at this world you're so eager to be a part of and all I see is six billion lunatics looking for the fastest ride out. Who's not crazy? Look around, everyone's drinking, smoking, shooting up, shooting each other, or just plain screwing their brains out 'cause they don't want 'em anymore. I'm crazy? Honey, I'm the original one-eyed chicklet in the kingdom of the blind, 'cause at least I admit the world makes me nuts.

Craziness    Honesty    Humans    Paradox    World

We carry within us the wonders we seek without us.

Challenge a person's beliefs, and you challenge his dignity, standing, and power. And when those beliefs are based on nothing but faith, they are chronically fragile. No one gets upset about the belief that rocks fall down as opposed to up, because all sane people can see it with their own eyes. Not so for the belief that babies are born with original sin or that God exists in three persons or that Ali is the second-most divinely inspired man after Muhammad. When people organize their lives around these beliefs, and then learn of other people who seem to be doing just fine without them--or worse, who credibly rebut them--they are in danger of looking like fools. Since one cannot defend a belief based on faith by persuading skeptics it is true, the faithful are apt to react to unbelief with rage, and may try to eliminate that affront to everything that makes their lives meaningful.

For truly we are all angels temporarily hiding as humans.

Angels    Humans    Past lives    Soulmates    Souls

Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil.
For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?
Verily when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters.

The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran

Only men would think of cutting themselves to determine who the packleader is. Idiots.

Brisingr

Christopher Paolini

Brisingr

We are star stuff harvesting sunlight.

You're trying to be tricky. What's morality?"
"It's the difference between what's right and what you can rationalize."
"Must be a human thing."
"Exactly.

A photograph shouldn't be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.

I don’t care about someone being intelligent; any situation between people, when they are really human with each other, produces ‘intelligence.

You pigs, you. You rut like pigs, is all. You got the most in you, and you use the least. You hear me, you? Got a million in you and spend pennies. Got a genius in you and think crazies. Got a heart in you and feel empties. All a you. Every you...'
[...]
Take a war to make you spend. Take a jam to make you think. Take a challenge to make you great. Rest of the time you sit around lazy, you. Pigs, you! All right, God damn you! I challenge you, me. Die or live and be great. Blow yourselves to Christ gone or come and find me, Gully Foyle, and I make you men. I make you great. I give you the stars.

For a human being, nothing comes naturally,' said Grumman. 'We have to learn everything we do.

The Subtle Knife

Philip Pullman

The Subtle Knife

If an apology is followed by an excuse or a reason, it means they are going to commit same mistake again they just apologized for.

We do not have to be ashamed of what we are. As sentient beings we have wonderful backgrounds. These backgrounds may not be particularly enlightened or peaceful or intelligent. Nevertheless, we have soil good enough to cultivate; we can plant anything in it.

The inhabitants of the earth are of two sorts: those with brains, but no religion, and those with religion, but no brains.

Atheism    Brains    Earth    Humans    Humor    Intelligence    World

When humans were young, they were pushed around in strollers. When they were old, they were pushed around in wheelchairs. In between, they were just pushed around.

Age    Humans    Life

Music is what tell us that the human race is greater than we realize.

If man could be crossed with a cat, it would improve man but deteriorate the cat.

Notebook

Mark Twain

Earthlings went on being friendly, when they should have been thinking instead.

Breakfast of Champions

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

Breakfast of Champions

It strikes me profoundly that the world is more often than not a bad and cruel place.

American Psycho

Bret Easton Ellis

American Psycho
American    American psycho    Conclusion    Crime    Cruel    Demons    Epiphany    Evil    Gore    Horror    Human beings    Human nature    Humanity    Humans    Life    Living    Murder    Murderer    Murderers    Psycho    Psychopath    Quote    Serial killer    Serial killers    Society    The world    Theory

A birth-date is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life.

You do know you could find yourself charged with being a dominant species while under the influence of impulse-driven consumerism, don't you?

Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose, keep in touch (or don't), care about birthdays, waste and lose time, brush their teeth, feel nostalgia, scrub stains, have religions and political parties and laws, wear keepsakes, apologize years after an offense, whisper, fear themselves, interpret dreams, hide their genitalia, shave, bury time capsules, and can choose not to eat something for reasons of conscience. The justifications for eating animals and for not eating them are often identical: we are not them.

Eating Animals

Jonathan Safran Foer

Eating Animals

Your cravings as a human animal do not become a prayer just because it is God whom you ask to attend to them.

A reduction of meat consumption by only 10% would result in about 12 million more tons of grain for human consumption. This additional grain could feed all of the humans across the world who starve to death each year- about 60 million people!

Animal rights    Food    Humans    Life    Speciesism    Starving    Vegan

let’s face it: Most girls are annoying. I mean, most humans are annoying, so it’s not specific to girls. Also, I don’t really mean annoying. I guess I mean that most humans like to try to fuck up your plans.

Girls    Humans    Humor

To assess the quality of thoughts of people, don't listen to their words, but watch their actions.

Act    Action    Actions    Assess    Assessment    Evaluate    Hero    Heroes    Heroism    Human    Humans    Inspiration    Inspirational    Inspirational quotes    Listen    Listening    Motivation    Motivational    Motivational quotes    Philosophy    Quality    Speech    Speeches    Standard    Think    Thinking    Thought    Thoughts    Watch    Watching    Wisdom    Wisdom quotes    Word    Words

When I pretended to be precocious, people started the rumor that I was precocious. When I acted like an idler, rumor had it I was an idler. When I pretended I couldn't write a novel, people said I couldn't write. When I acted like a liar, they called me a liar. When I acted like a rich man, they started the rumor I was rich. When I feigned indifference, they classed me as the indifferent type. But when I inadvertently groaned because I was really in pain, they started the rumor that I was faking suffering. The world is out of joint.

Family    Friends    Humans    Hypocrisy    Life    Living    Lying    Pain    People    School    Society    Suffering    Work

Humans are suspicious and jealous creatures. When they see something perfect, they want to find a flaw.

Flaw    Humans    Jealousy    Perfect    Perfection    Suspicion

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