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QUOTES including the word: "matter"

Virginia Woolf:
  • When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don't seem to matter very much, do they?

  • Nazim Hikmet:
  • Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great seriousness like a squirrel for example - I mean without looking for something beyond and above living, I mean living must be your whole occupation.”

  • H. D. Lawrence:
  • We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen. - Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.

  • Jack London:
  • Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.

  • Robert Scott:
  • It is the work that matters, not the applause that follows.

  • Beckett:
  • All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

  • Calvino:
  • In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.

  • Saramago:
  • In matters of feeling and of the heart, too much is always better than too little.

  • Caesar:
  • Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.

  • Gauguin:
  • Color which, like music, is a matter of vibrations, reaches what is most general and therefore most indefinable in nature: its inner power.

  • Matsuo Basho:
  • No matter where your interest lies, you will not be able to accomplish anything unless you bring your deepest devotion to it.

  • Edna Milley:
  • “My heart is warm with the friends I make, And better friends I'll not be knowing, Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take, No matter where it's going.

  • Doris Lessing:
  • It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles and important matters as important.

  • Hippocrates:
  • Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.

  • James Joyce:
  • Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an aesthetic end.

  • Edna Milley:
  • There is no God. But it does not matter. Man is enough.

  • Dostoevsky:
  • Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!

  • Diogenes:
  • As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.

  • Patrick Hearn:
  • Broad tolerance in the matter of beliefs is necessarily a part of the new ethics.

  • Remarque:
  • No matter how improbable an assertion is, if it is made with enough assurance it has an affect.

  • Epicurus:
  • It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.

  • L. Martin King,:
  • Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

  • Hermann Hesse:
  • To hold our tongues when everyone is gossiping, to smile without hostility at people and institutions, to compensate for the shortage of love in the world with more love in small, private matters; to be more faithful in our work, to show greater patience, to forgo the cheap revenge obtainable from mockery and criticism: all these are things we can do.

  • Walt Disney:
  • I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.

  • Yukio Mishima:
  • Young people get the foolish idea that what is new for them must be new for everybody else too. No matter how unconventional they get, they're just repeating what others before them have done.

  • Derek Walcott:
  • “The future happens. No matter how much we scream.”

  • Saadawi:
  • Education should be totally secular. I am not telling people not to believe in God, but it should be a personal matter which should be done at home.

  • Nikolai Gogol:
  • There are occasions when a woman, no matter how weak and impotent in character she may be in comparison with a man, will yet suddenly become not only harder than any man, but even harder than anything and everything in the world.”

  • Herbert Marcuse:
  • Self-determination, the autonomy of the individual, asserts itself in the right to race his automobile, to handle his power tools, to buy a gun, to communicate to mass audiences his opinion, no matter how ignorant, how aggressive, it may be.

  • Fidel Castro:
  • I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.

  • Gabriel Marquez:
  • What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.

  • Jane Austen:
  • Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance.

  • Henry Miller:
  • Serenity is when you get above all this, when it doesn't matter what they think, say or want, but when you do as you are, and see God and Devil as one.

  • Albert Camus:
  • In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.

  • Buddha:
  • Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.

  • Marcel Proust:
  • There is no one, no matter how wise he is, who has not in his youth said things or done things that are so unpleasant to recall in later life that he would expunge them entirely from his memory if that were possible.

  • Elder the Pliny:
  • In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain.

  • Henry Thoreau:
  • What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.

  • Stendhal:
  • If you don't love me, it does not matter, anyway I can love for both of us.

  • Henry Miller:
  • Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.

  • Maya Angelou:
  • No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

  • Horace:
  • Life is largely a matter of expectation.

  • Bernard Shaw:
  • Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.