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Positive Quotes about Surroundings

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"Beginner Mind" is a Zen Buddhist term
that describes moving past our assumptions
of the nature of our life,
and really SEEING our surroundings -
especially the people we interact with -
with new eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Zen

I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings.
That's art to me.
- Maya Lin

Swimming is normal for me.
I'm relaxed.
I'm comfortable, and I know my surroundings.
It's my home.
- Michael Phelps

But if each man could have his own house,
a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings -
then,
I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life.
- George Cadbury

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Any setting can potentially acquire this vividness.
It slowly arrives during the period of research,
until it is as immediate to me as my own real surroundings.
- Rose Tremain

You just get the vibes of your surroundings and it rubs off on you.
- Gordon Lightfoot

The beautiful remains so in ugly surroundings.
- Malcolm De Chazal

 

The march to our duty here, not merely to ourselves,
but to our surroundings, must proceed.
God wills it.
- William H. O'Connell

I really do believe in the influence of your surroundings.
- Matt Sharp

All Americans need a sense of place.
That's what makes our physical surroundings worth caring about.
- Ed McMahon

We are what we see.
We are products of our surroundings.
- Amber Valletta

It's important to determine which surroundings work best for you,
and then build that environment to suit your needs.
- Marilu Henner

It was from them that I learned that hard work in stable
surroundings could yield rewards,
even if only in infinitesimally small increments.
- Sidney Altman

The law regards man as man, and takes no account of
his surroundings or of his color when his civil rights
as guaranteed by the supreme law of the land are involved.
- John Marshall Harlan

Study lends a kind of enchantment to all our surroundings.
- Honore de Balzac

I have a lot of chameleon qualities,
I get very absorbed in my surroundings.
- River Phoenix

The individual whose vision encompasses the whole world
often feels nowhere so hedged in and out of touch with
his surroundings as in his native land.
- Emma Goldman

In England, it's thought to be morally suspect to worry
about what your surroundings look like.
- Howard Hodgkin

I like making black and white films in natural surroundings,
but I much prefer shooting a color film inside a studio
where the colors are easier to control.
- Claude Chabrol

A visit to a cinema is a little outing in itself.
It breaks the monotony of an afternoon or evening;
it gives a change from the surroundings of home,
however pleasant.
- Ivor Novello

Do not suppress it - that would hurt you inside.
Do not express it - this would not only hurt you inside,
it would cause ripples in your surroundings.
What you do is transform it.
- Peace Pilgrim

The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

The children don't wear their masks at home and in controlled surroundings.
- Martin Bashir

My work is purely autobiographical...
It is about myself and my surroundings.
- Lucian Freud

A constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success
from inhospitable surroundings,
is the price of all great achievements.
- Orison Swett Marden

It was only from an inner calm that man was able to
discover and shape calm surroundings.
- Stephen Gardiner

Well, I think I was always sort of reflecting where
I was and my sense of surroundings and ecology,
urban or country, or foreign, living in Europe,
very affected by all of that.
- Daniel Berrigan

That ability to take in your surroundings and sort out the important stuff,
to be aware, to be vigilant.
Then take all that information, put it together,
and see if it makes sense to you.
- Paul Gleason

There is an atmosphere about the picture theatre that
speaks of entertainment and relaxation.
The charming surroundings, good music,
and the fact that each visitor is determined to enjoy
a few hours of holiday all exert an influence on the mind.
- Ivor Novello

Jerry reversed the usual formula of the superhero who goes to another planet.
He put the superhero in ordinary, familiar surroundings,
instead of the other way around, as was done in most science fiction.
That was the first time I can recall that it had ever been done.
- Joe Shuster

A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy,
healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness,
health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious
adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
- James Allen

I always feel more comfortable in chaotic surroundings.
I don't know why that is.
I think order is dull.
There is something about this kind of desire for order,
particularly in Anglo Saxon cultures,
that drive out this ability for the streets to become a really exotic,
amorphous, chaotic, organic place where ideas can,
basically, develop.
- Malcolm Mclaren

Till now I have never shot a scene without taking account
of what stands behind the actors because the relationship
between people and their surroundings is of prime importance.
- Michelangelo Antonioni

Your outlook upon life, your estimate of yourself,
your estimate of your value are largely colored by your environment.
Your whole career will be modified, shaped,
molded by your surroundings, by the character of the
people with whom you come in contact every day.
- Orison Swett Marden

Furthermore, the study of the present surroundings is insufficient:
the history of the people,
the influence of the regions through which it has passed on its migrations,
and the people with whom it came into contact,
must be considered.
- Franz Boas

With all the weird surroundings of outer space the
basic underlying theme of the show is a philosophical
approach to man's relationship to woman.
There are both sexes in the crew, in fact,
the first officer is a woman.
- Jeffrey Hunter

Why should we think upon things that are lovely? Because
thinking determines life.
It is a common habit to blame life upon the environment.
Environment modifies life but does not govern life.
The soul is stronger than its surroundings.
- William James

Presence requires an internal alertness
to the all and everything surrounding us.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I'm drawing the gossip surrounding the celebrity,
or the image the celebrity tries to push on us.
- Hilary Duff

Sometimes I sit down to dinner with people and I realize
there is a massive military machine surrounding us,
trying to kill the people I'm having dinner with.
- Rachel Corrie

The sicker mother got, the stranger the people surrounding her became.
I called them The Garland Freaks.
- Lorna Luft

I was never directly pressured by peers,
but by surrounding myself with others who were experimenting
with smoking provided a certain false comfort.
- Christy Turlington

This kind of forgetting does not erase memory,
it lays the emotion surrounding the memory to rest.
- Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Science has explained nothing; the more we know the
more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder
the surrounding darkness.
- Aldous Huxley

We are all instruments endowed with feeling and memory.
Our senses are so many strings that are struck by surrounding
objects and that also frequently strike themselves.
- Denis Diderot

On the weekends, I would go down and play these clubs
in Key West or West Palm Beach or surrounding areas
of Florida and then I'd go back to school for the week.
- Carrot Top

The issues surrounding illegal immigration are wide-ranging and complex,
but there is no question about the need to secure our borders.
- Roger Wicker

A small house must depend on its grouping with other houses for its beauty,
and for the preservation of light air and the maximum
of surrounding open space.
- Clarence Stein

Most recently my battle has been against AIDS and the
discrimination surrounding it.
- Ryan White

I don't know what it was, maybe the movie theaters
in my immediate surrounding neighbourhood in Burbank,
but I never saw what would be considered A movies.
- Tim Burton

The earth together with its surrounding waters must
in fact have such a shape as its shadow reveals,
for it eclipses the moon with the arc of a perfect circle.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

Any feeling that I was enriching my mind from those
surrounding me was unfortunately rare with me.
- Georg Brandes

In light of the recent controversy surrounding foreign management of U.S.
Ports, a thorough review of foreign management of U.S.
airports needs to occur.
- Jon Porter

In any case, whenever technical progress opened a new
window into the surrounding world,
I felt the urge to look through this window,
hoping to see something unexpected.
- Bruno Rossi

Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged;
life is a luminous halo,
a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the
beginning of consciousness to the end.
- Virginia Woolf

The issues and challenges surrounding nuclear non-proliferation
are continuously evolving.
They've changed dramatically at several junctures in recent memory.
- Spencer Abraham

A house without books is like a room without windows.
No man has a right to bring up his children without
surrounding them with books,
if he has the means to buy them.
- Horace Mann

An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the
surrounding world like a little work of art and complete
in itself like a hedgehog.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

We can build new housing while preserving the quality
and character of adjacent residential districts and
ensuring infill development strengthens the surrounding neighborhood.
- Gavin Newsom

There was hostility surrounding doing my job.
- Charles Moore

I try to keep myself as sane and as grounded as possible
by surrounding myself with normal people,
such as all the friends that I've had from when I was little.
- Emily Rossum

I realized what you could do in motion pictures by
surrounding yourself with geniuses.
- Richard Donner

The other thing is surrounding yourself with people that care for you.
These are simple things, but they're powerful,
and they've completely transformed who I am and how I perceive myself.
- Mariel Hemingway

It is said that many children who live in the central provinces,
away from the ocean, have a great longing to see it.
I who had never been away from the monotonous country
surrounding us looked forward eagerly to seeing the mountains.
- Pierre Loti

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

My favorite place is Central Park because you never
know what you're going to find there.
I also like that when I look out the windows of surrounding hotels,
it's seems like I'm looking out over a forest.
- Haley Joel Osment

What our men and women in uniform are doing is providing
for the Iraqi people and other surrounding nations the opportunity to see,
to taste and to experience the democracy that equals
freedom and ultimately justice.
- Robin Hayes

I don't imagine my parents are too excited about my kind of life.
The surrounding weirdness bothers them.
Still, I think they're pretty good.
Their lives are based on what their friends think,
just like ours are.
- Grace Slick

I visited the Pentagon a few days after September 11,
and I still remember so vividly the smell of terror
surrounding the entire building and complex.
I was angry that such a brutal act of violence was
committed against innocent people.
- Randy Forbes

It is, alas, chiefly the evil emotions that are able
to leave their photographs on surrounding scenes and
objects and whoever heard of a place haunted by a noble deed,
or of beautiful and lovely ghosts revisiting the glimpses of the moon?
- Algernon H. Blackwood

It is clear to all that the animal organism is a highly
complex system consisting of an almost infinite series
of parts connected both with one another and,
as a total complex, with the surrounding world,
with which it is in a state of equilibrium.
- Ivan Pavlov


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