Quotes and Sayings about Spirits
"Men die in despair, while spirits die in ecstasy."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Men, Despair, Ecstasy, Spirits)
"Drinking spirits cannot cause spiritual damage."
- Jose Bergaman
(Related: Cause, Drinking, Spirits, Spiritual)
"There is this stereotype of Icelanders all believing in spirits, and I've played up to that a bit in interviews."
"The chief difficulty which prevents men of science from believing in divine as well as in nature Spirits is their materialism."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Men, Nature, Science, Difficulty, Materialism, Spirits)
"It is on the acceptance or rejection of the theory of the Unity of all in Nature, in its ultimate Essence, that mainly rests the belief or unbelief in the existence around us of other conscious beings besides the Spirits of the Dead."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Nature, Belief, Acceptance, Existence, Rejection, Spirits, Theory, Unbelief, Unity)
"Once in a while you start having second thoughts, then you read a letter from someone that lifts your spirits so much - it really makes a huge difference. I love reading them."
- Corbin Bleu
(Related: Love, Thoughts, Difference, Reading, Spirits)
"Elves have this superhuman strength, yet they're so graceful. Tolkien created them to be angelic spirits, but I also saw Legolas as something out of the Seven Samurai."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Strength, Spirits)
"For the second straight year, craft beer is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. alcoholic beverage industry. In 2005, craft beer experienced a 9 percent increase in volume, nearly triple that of the growth experienced in the wine and spirits industry."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Growth, Beer, Spirits, Wine)
"Plant diseases, drought, desolation, despair were recurrent catastrophes during the ages - and the ancient remedies: supplications to supernatural spirits or gods."
- Norman Borlaug
(Related: Gods, Catastrophes, Despair, Spirits, Supernatural)
"I found that it wasn't so oddball to like music and poetry and visual arts, they're kindred spirits."
- J. Carter Brown
(Related: Music, Poetry, Spirits)
"When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Work, Thoughts, Spirits)
"The way to kill a man or a nation is to cut off his dreams, the way the whites are taking care of the Indians: killing their dreams, their magic, their familiar spirits."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Dreams, Care, Killing, Magic, Man, Nation, Spirits)
"Evil, and evil spirits, devils and devil possession, are the outgrowth of man's inadequate consciousness of God. We must avoid thinking of evil as a thing in itself - a force that works against man or, against God, if you will."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: God, Consciousness, Devil, Force, Man, Possession, Spirits, Thinking, Will)
"It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Time, Agitation, Spirits)
"Music is something that always lifts my spirits and makes me happy, and when I make music I always hope it will have the same effect on whoever listens to it."
- Aaron Carter
(Related: Music, Hope, Effect, Spirits, Will)
"But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action."
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Related: Dreams, Men, Action, Purpose, Thoughts, Ideals, May, Spirits, Will)
"Be free all worthy spirits, and stretch yourselves, for greatness and for height."
- George Chapman
(Related: Greatness, Spirits)
"The very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is to buoy up the spirits of the people. have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks, that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty."
- William Cobbett
(Related: People, Press, Spirits, Trade)
"Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Nature, Quality, Deceit, Spirits, Woman)
"It's really a grand old, legendary theatre where the spirits of like Judy Garland and all these great performers have been. The clubs are way more underground."
- Deborah Cox
(Related: Old, Spirits, Theatre)
"I cannot but think that it would be a great step if mankind could familiarise themselves with the idea that they are spirits incorporated for a time in the flesh re spirits incorporated for a time in the flesh."
- Catherine Crowe
(Related: Time, Idea, Mankind, Spirits)
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: God, Dream, Day, Infinite, Sky, Spirits, Trees)
"The real effect of the WTC calamity has been depressed spirits, anxiety, and uncertainty among publishers, and of course those emotions are not restricted to publishers."
- Richard Curtis
(Related: Anxiety, Calamity, Effect, Emotions, Spirits, Uncertainty)
"The stock market can be down, but the stock market is not an indication of where people's spirits and enthusiam are, and where their intellectual energy is."
- James Daly
(Related: People, Energy, Spirits)
"Punishment cannot heal spirits, can only break them."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Punishment, Spirits)
"Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Credit, Man, May, Spirits, Temper)
"One definition of eternity is that we are not alone on this planet, that there are those who've gone before and those who will come, and that there is a community of spirits."
- Rita Dove
(Related: Community, Eternity, Spirits, Will)
"For most of the history of our species we were helpless to understand how nature works. We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally. We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: History, Nature, Illness, Myths, Spirits)
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Opposition, Spirits)
"The weather in England can really darken your spirits."
- Claire Forlani
(Related: England, Spirits, Weather)
"Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Dreams, Being, Content, Evil, Impulses, Spirits)
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Faith, History, Body, Mission, Spirits)
"The comfortable estate of widowhood is the only hope that keeps up a wife's spirits."
- John Gay
(Related: Wife, Hope, Spirits)
"All that spirits desire, spirits attain."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Desire, Spirits)
"The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Artist, Spirits)
"Well, religion has been passed down through the years by stories people tell around the campfire. Stories about God, stories about love. Stories about good spirits and evil spirits."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Religion, Love, God, People, Evil, Spirits, Years)
"To bare our souls is all we ask, to give all we have to life and the beings surrounding us. Here the nature spirits are intense and we appreciate them, make offerings to them - these nature spirits who call us here - sealing our fate with each other, celebrating our love."
- Alex Grey
(Related: Life, Love, Nature, Fate, Spirits)
"In course of time, religion came with its rites invoking the aid of good spirits which were even more powerful than the bad spirits, and thus for the time being tempered the agony of fears."
- Paul Harris
(Related: Religion, Time, Being, Spirits)
"Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Beauty, Health, Eye, Fire, Spirits, Talk)
"Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: People, Body, Dawn, Day, Evil, Mind, Spirits, Tyranny, Will)
"Three hundred years ago a prisoner condemned to the Tower of London carved on the wall of his cell this sentiment to keep up his spirits during his long imprisonment: 'It is not adversity that kills, but the impatience with which we bear adversity."
- James Keller
(Related: Adversity, Impatience, London, Sentiment, Spirits, Years)
"I want all my friends, family and fans to know that I am in good spirits and I will be fine."
- Lil' Kim
(Related: Family, Fans, Friends, Spirits, Want, Will)
"Since the outbreak of war, there has been in our country a steady increase in the consumption of spirits, wine and beer. It is estimated that in dollar volume, the annual outlay is now practically double what it was before the war."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: War, Beer, Country, Now, Spirits, Wine)
"In the twelve months immediately preceding the outbreak; of war, the quantity of spirits, both domestic and imported released for sale in Canada, amounted to over three and a half million proof gallons."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: War, Canada, Months, Proof, Quantity, Spirits)
"When we are dealing with death we are constantly being dragged down by the event: Humor diverts our attention and lifts our sagging spirits."
- Allen Klein
(Related: Death, Humor, Attention, Being, Spirits)
"He was one of those inexplicable gifts of nature, an artist who leaps over boundaries, changes our nervous systems, creates a new language, transmits new kinds of joy to our startled senses and spirits."
- Jack Kroll
(Related: Nature, Artist, Gifts, Inexplicable, Joy, Language, Senses, Spirits)
"Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Time, Animals, Spirit, Spirits, World)
"I often feel like I have this spirit living inside of me, always dressing in like short mini skirts... but then I start to discover myself. So there are eight spirits, mischievous ones, sad ones, handsome ones, wise ones, and crazy ones."
- Bai Ling
(Related: Living, Spirit, Spirits)
"If I have a rough day, and I'm angry, I'll just go into Kirk Douglas and throw over a table. And when I need to lift my spirits, Kermit can always do the trick."
- Rich Little
(Related: Day, Spirits)
"It is necessary for him who lays out a state and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil and that they are always going to act according to the wickedness of their spirits whenever they have free scope."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Men, Act, Evil, Laws, Spirits, State, Wickedness)
"Through all of history mankind has ingested psychedelic substances. Those substances exist to put you in touch with spirits beyond yourself, with the creator, with the creative impulse of the planet."
- Ray Manzarek
(Related: History, Mankind, Spirits)
"Our cautious ancestors, when yawning, blocked the way to the entrance of evil spirits by putting their hands before their mouths. We find a reason for the gesture in the delicacy of manner which forbids an indecent exposure."
- George H. Mead
(Related: Evil, Reason, Spirits)
"And, as I have said, it's made me think twice about the imagination. If the spirits aren't external, how astonishing the mediums become! Victor Hugo said of his voices that they were like his own mental powers multiplied by five."
- James Merrill
(Related: Imagination, Spirits)
"Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits."
- Hannah More
(Related: Forgiveness, Anger, Heart, Economy, Hatred, Spirits, Waste)
"The tree of knowledge is not the tree of life! And yet can we cast out of our spirits all the good or evil poured into them by so many learned generations? Ignorance cannot be learned."
- Gerard De Nerval
(Related: Knowledge, Evil, Generations, Ignorance, Spirits)
"All I'm trying to do is not join my ancestral spirits just yet."
- Joshua Nkomo
(Related: Spirits, Trying)
"Their spirits and their visions are embodied in their craft. And so is mine. It's not Jane Saw Puff. But the clarity of Jane Saw Puff is precious to me."
- Sharon Olds
(Related: Clarity, Spirits, Visions)
"The dreams which reveal the supernatural are promises and messages that God sends us directly: they are nothing but His angels, His ministering spirits , who usually appear to us when we are in a great predicament."
(Related: Dreams, God, Angels, Nothing, Promises, Spirits, Supernatural)
"There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance."
- Gilbert Parker
(Related: Deeds, Memory, Remorse, Repentance, Spirits, World)
"In my opinion it's not about gay or straight or bi, we're attracted to spirits, whatever body they're in. There are other reasons too, but that's how I see it."
- Dana Plato
(Related: Body, Gay, Opinion, Spirits)
"The last few years have been my happiest. I'm happy in the years that most people are blue and sad and waiting to die. I don't feel that a bit. Smiling has a lot to do with it. You can just lift your spirits by smiling a little bit."
- William Proxmire
(Related: People, Spirits, Waiting, Years)
"But in this Second Work if thou extract our Air and our Fire with the phlegm water, they will the more naturally and easily be drawn out of their infernal prison, and with less losse of their Spirits, than by the former way before described."
- George Ripley
(Related: Work, Fire, Prison, Spirits, Water, Will)
"I'm a free spirit; more people should become free spirits."
- Mark Roberts
(Related: People, Spirit, Spirits)
"Love is not a union merely between two creatures, it is a union between two spirits."
- Frederick William Robertson
(Related: Love, Spirits)
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Failure, Victory, Defeat, Poor, Rank, Spirits, Twilight)
"Mirth, and even cheerfulness, when employed as remedies in low spirits, are like hot water to a frozen limb."
- Benjamin Rush
(Related: Cheerfulness, Mirth, Remedies, Spirits, Water)
"You can't evoke great spirits and eat plums at the same time."
- George William Russell
(Related: Time, Spirits)
"It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness."
- George Santayana
(Related: Patience, Spirits, Unhappiness)
"All houses are haunted. All persons are haunted. Throngs of spirits follow us everywhere. We are never alone."
- Barney Sarecky
(Related: Houses, Spirits)
"Eternal life and the invisible world are only to be sought in God. Only within Him do all spirits dwell. He is an abyss of individuality, the only infinite plenitude."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Life, God, Individuality, Infinite, Spirits, World)
"The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Character, Light, Mind, Oak, Spirits)
"It's up to us, the people, to break immoral laws, and resist. As soon as the leaders of a country lie to you, they have no authority over you. These maniacs have no authority over us. And they might be able to put our bodies in prison, but they can't put our spirits in prison."
- Cindy Sheehan
(Related: Lie, People, Authority, Country, Laws, Leaders, Prison, Spirits)
"Angels are spirits, flames of fire; they are higher than man, they have wider connections."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Angels, Fire, Man, Spirits)
"After the break up of the municipality and the loss of his income my father lost health and spirits."
- Catherine Helen Spence
(Related: Health, Father, Income, Loss, Spirits)
"Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Business, Life, Spirits, Succeed)
"Because of the tension and difficulty, I remember trying to do the silliest things when we weren't rolling cameras, anything to lift the spirits. But once on set, it was important to have full concentration."
- Madeleine Stowe
(Related: Difficulty, Spirits, Tension, Trying)
"Man was so created by the Lord as to be able while living in the body to speak with spirits and angels, as in fact was done in the most ancient times; for, being a spirit clothed with a body, he is one with them."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Angels, Being, Body, Fact, Living, Man, Spirit, Spirits)
"I am well aware that many will say that no one can possibly speak with spirits and angels so long as he lives in the body; and many will say that it is all fancy, others that I relate such things in order to gain credence, and others will make other objections."
- Emanuel Swedenborg
(Related: Angels, Body, Fancy, Gain, Order, Spirits, Will)
"He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome."
- Ali ibn Abi Talib
(Related: Actions, Darkness, Deep, Evil, Improvement, Ruin, Self, Spirits, Vices)
"Took us a great amount of strength to get them into the world, and for them to be in the world. I think that their little spirits, you know, just said, well, we're going to be there. So it makes it very special because of it."
- Cheryl Tiegs
(Related: Strength, Spirits, World)
"I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any."
- Lao Tzu
(Related: Gods, Concern, Evil, Spirits)
"I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through."
- Jules Verne
(Related: Cats, Earth, Spirits)
"Music is not man's invention, but his heritage from the blessed spirits."
- Tomas Luis de Victoria
(Related: Music, Invention, Man, Spirits)
"Upon the whole it was a Glorious day-Our men are in the Spirits-and I am confident we shall give them a total defeat the next Action; which is at no great distance."
- Anthony Wayne
(Related: Men, Action, Day, Defeat, Spirits)
"People need a sacred narrative. They must have a sense of larger purpose, in one form or another, however intellectualized. They will find a way to keep ancestral spirits alive."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: People, Purpose, Sense, Spirits, Will)
"Humor is not a mood but a way of looking at the world. So if it is correct to say that humor was stamped out in Nazi Germany, that does not mean that people were not in good spirits, or anything of that sort, but something much deeper and more important."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
(Related: Humor, People, Germany, Spirits, World)