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Men who retain irony are not to be trusted. They can't always resist an impulse to tickle themselves.
Isn’t it funny how we make rational excuses for being out of alignment? We say, “Well, this ____ and that ____ happened, so it makes perfect sense for me to be feeling like this ____ and wanting to do this ____.” Yet, to this day, I have never met a happy person who adheres to those excuses. In fact, each time I – or anyone else – decide to give in to “rational excuses” that justify feeling bad – it’s interesting that only further suffering is the result. There is never a good enough reason for us to be out of alignment with peace. Sure, we can go there and make choices that dim our lights… and that is fine; there certainly is purpose for it and the contrast gives us lessons to learn… yet if we’re aware of what we are doing and we’re ready to let go of the suffering – then why go there at all? It’s like beating a dead horse. Been there, done that… so why do we keep repeating it? Pain is going to happen; it’s inevitable in this human experience, yet it is often so brief. When we make those excuses, what happens is: we pick up that pain and begin to carry it with us into the next day… and the next day… into next week… maybe next month… and some of us even carry it for years or to our graves! Forgive, let it go! It is NOT worth it! It is NEVER worth it. There is never a good enough reason for us to pick up that pain and carry it with us. There is never a good enough reason for us to be out of alignment with peace. Unforgiveness hurts you; it hurts others, so why even go there? Why even promote pain? Why say painful things to yourself or others? Why think pain? Just let it go! Whenever I look back on painful things or feel pain today, I know it is my EGO that drives me to “go there.” The EGO likes to have the last word, it likes to feel superior, it likes to make others feel less than in hopes that it will make itself (me) feel better about my insecurities. Maybe if I hurt them enough, they will feel the pain I felt over what they did to me. It’s only fair! It’s never my fault; it’s always someone else’s. There is a twisted sense of pleasure I get from feeling this way, and my EGO eats it right up. YET! With awareness that continues to grow and expand each day, I choose to not feed my pain (EGO) or even go there. I still feel it at times, of course, so I simply acknowledge it and then release it. I HAVE power and choice over my speech and actions. I do not need to ever “go there” again. It’s my choice; it’s your choice. So it’s about damn time we start realizing this. We are not victims of our impulses or emotions; we have the power to control them, and so it’s time to stop acting like we don’t. It’s time to relinquish the excuses.
Those who study life know less about it than those who act impulsively and live by their whims.
She did it without thinking--At that moment she was pure Gilly again: red-haired, with fury for blood, perfect aim, and nothing to lose.
The narrative impulse is always with us; we couldn't imagine ourselves through a day without it.
The natural impulse of men is to follow and whoever has the strongest sense of purpose will always dominate.
Then, driven by the same impulse, they kissed him--Aylss on the let cheek, Evanlyn on the right. And then they glared daggers at each other. -pg 372
Every impulse we strangle will only poison us.
Fulton J. Sheen
One becomes more interested in a job of work after the first impulse to drop it has been overcome.
If I like it, I'll buy it; pure impulse shopping.
The thinker philosophizes as the lover loves. Even were the consequences not only useless but harmful, he must obey his impulse.
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
First, observe and ponder, and then use silence to speak, and then speak through words, then take action to correct something; make sure you achieve something distinctive in the end! Be in haste when necessary, but remember to control not just your mind, but your heart as well. Don’t just take action and don’t just do anything just because you must do something; know the real and true end result, mind your emotions and always get a noble reason for action!
I'm competing with everyone, but it's okay because they're not aware. I can't shut that impulse off. And I'm glad, because that impulse keeps me on the treadmill. If I didn't have it, I would be like, "Great! Ten minutes! I'm good." But if I'm competing, I can see what level someone's on and I can top it.
Torn between the impulse to stroke his head, and the urge to cave it in with a rock, I did neither.
John Perry Barlow
The Corporate impulse for human uniformity instills shame at difference and, thus, the contemporary zeal for privacy.
I have a suicide impulse.
John C. Bogle
Time is your friend; impulse is your enemy.
Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
When there is silence, Give your voice. When there is darkness, Shine your light. When there is desperation, Offer hope.
The impulse to write a novel comes from a momentary unified vision of life.
Michael Bassey Johnson
Anything you fear is a shackle to ur soul. It is a phobia that tethers and blinds ur ability to see and comprehend your life directions, making you feel discouraged and hopeless in times of danger
Music might be defined as a system of proportions in the service of a spiritual impulse
What is desire?-- The impulse to make someone else complete? That woman would set sodden straw on fire.
But in the depths of his heart, the older he became, and the more intimately he knew his brother, the more and more frequently the thought struck him that this faculty of working for the public good, of which he felt himself utterly devoid, was possibly not so much a quality as a lack of something --not a lack of good, honest, noble desires and tastes, but a lack of vital force, of what is called heart, of that impulse which drives a man to choose someone out of the innumerable paths of life, and to care only for that one. The better he knew his brother, the more he noticed that Sergey Ivanovitch, and many other people who worked for the public welfare, were not led by an impulse of the heart to care for the public good, but reasoned from intellectual considerations that it was a right thing to take interest in public affairs, and consequently took interest in them. Levin was confirmed in this generalization by observing that his brother did not take questions affecting the public welfare or the question of the immortality of the soul a bit more to heart than he did chess problems, or the ingenious construction of a new machine.
I keep following this sort of hidden river of my life, you know, whatever the topic or impulse which comes, I follow it along trustingly. And I don't have any sense of its coming to a kind of crescendo, or of its petering out either. It is just going steadily along.
Much of our trading comes down to a battle between our patience and our impulses.
Swallowing, he entered the second code. Then there was a sound like a marble dropping on the floor - bouncing slowly, gradually getting faster as it dropped lower and lower… The thing was toying with him! Where was it? He strained his hearing, but all was again silent. He wanted to shout and scream obscenities at it, but he fought the impulse. It might not really know his location after all - and that would've led it right to him. It must be coming for him! It must be by the door by now, looking for a way in. Time was running out. He hastily keyed in the third and last code. Death the destroyer never is late!
What is GRACE?An individual, inspiring and virtuous impulse, that streams the spirit with life!
Anger is easier than forgiveness.
The seed of all impulse is a feeling bursting to express itself in action.
There are two impulses in theatre: to be frivolous or to make rules.
Michael Bassey Johnson
Your mind is a book; God is the pen.
Outside, under the marquee of the hotel, he stood a moment as he did each night beneath the marquee of the Hotel Hyperion, while he decided what direction to take, what to do. And suddenly, realizing it was not the Hotel Hyperion, that the circumstances were quite different, he felt loneliness spring up like a dark forest all around him. The odd thing was, he felt no impulse to hurry after her, to find her somehow. What would he have to offer her except the history of weakness, loneliness, and inadequacy, the decline and fall of himself? He himself was the core of the loneliness around him, and its core was inadequacy. He was inadequate even in love.
Impulses are hard to come by these days.
The most dangerous of our impulses reign in ourselves against ourselves. To dissolve them is a creative act.
The monsters act out our rage. They act on their worst impulses, which is appealing to a certain part of us. They get punished for it, but we've enjoyed the spectacle of their liberation.
I love the way she feels in the curve of my arm. I love her unpretentious beauty, her intelligence, her nerve. But could I ever love her? The concept of falling in love is completely foreign, something I can’t bring myself to accept. Her hair pillows my cheek and her hand on my leg is warm. I care about you, Conner, and I hate to see you hurting. I want to respond but can’t find the pretty words I need.
The primary use of conversation is to satisfy the impulse to talk.
Madness is never that far away. It's as close as saying yes to the wrong impulse.
Nature is impulsive. To be impulsive is to be fully alive.
My impulse is to perform for men I obey their dreams
I have a strong impulse to protect history and time and the lineage of events.
TALK, v.t. To commit an indiscretion without temptation, from an impulse without purpose.
That's what's terrible about wars when whole societies adopt an impulse of objectification. Everything becomes black and white.
De Tocqueville considered the impulse toward well-being as one of the strongest impulses of a democratic society. He can't be blamed for underestimating the destructive powers generated by this same impulse.
Sometimes, I think, our impulses come not from the past, but from the future.
THE IMPULSE IS TO SQUEEZE AND FONDLE BABY WILD ANIMALS BUT THEN THEY'D BE BROKEN AND WHAT GOOD WOULD THEY BE?
Barbara Marx Hubbard
I actually think every person can make a difference. Every single human being has within the impulse to express more of who they truly are.
Horror is my motor. It gets to me on an animal level and satisfies my impulse toward scenario building.
William Butler Yeats
A lonely impulse of delight