Meaning Quotes

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out... Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure. A. E. Housman

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Generally, a rally will have staying power, technicians say, if, in addition to price movements, it has heavy trading volume and breadth, meaning that several stocks rise for each stock that falls. Alex Berenson

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Why must art be static? You look at an abstraction, sculptured or painted, an entirely exciting arrangement of planes, spheres, nuclei, entirely without meaning. It would be perfect, but it is always still. The next step in sculpture is motion. Alexander Calder

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Always, as a child, I would go around the house, and if I found a word that I didn't know the meaning of, I would write it down and ask my parents to define it and try to memorise it. Alexandra Adornetto

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I wasn't all that familiar with the 'Texas Chainsaw' franchise, and I knew who Leatherface was, but I had never seen any of the films, so I didn't know what the meaning behind it was. Alexandra Daddario

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I guess I'm attracted to more archaic words because they can be imbued with more meaning, because their definition is elusive. Andrew Bird

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There's a side that I want to do just like really retarded arty films like parody, pretentious art films that kind of are supposed to have some deep meaning. Andy Milonakis

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The work itself has a complete circle of meaning and counterpoint. And without your involvement as a viewer, there is no story. Anish Kapoor

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What one does in the studio is to pose a series of problems to oneself. I've got to look for some deeper meaning, for some reason for this thing to be in the world. There's enough stuff in the world. Anish Kapoor

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I accept that there are multitudes seeking God, seeking meaning, and so on, but if they reject atheism, I would rather they became modern-day Catholics or Jews than that they became Muslims. Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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I like everything I do to have some kind of meaning. Adam Driver

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I've been lucky enough to live through all the things that are supposed to give meaning to our lives, like parenting, grandparenting, art, celebrity. All these things you expect meaning to come from, and sometimes it comes when you're not expecting it. Alan Alda

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We have to fulfill what the real meaning of the Second Amendment is: reasonable access to guns for self-protection and for hunting. And there's no room in America for these semiautomatic, automatic and other kinds of weapons that are simply designed to cause mass havoc. Alan Dershowitz

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In 'A Confession,' Tolstoy found meaning that he could hold on to, and he lived for another 30 years. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

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My films are like clouds: their meaning keeps changing every minute. Alejandro Jodorowsky

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I went out with a 40-year-old when I was 19, and since then, I don't really think much about numbers meaning anything. But I do feel like maybe I've neglected to work on developing emotionally and taking care of myself. Alexa Chung

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Nowadays, many Americans have forgotten the meaning and traditions of Memorial Day. At cemeteries across the country, the graves of the fallen are sadly ignored, and worse, neglected. Allen West

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There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person. Anais Nin

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I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning. Andy Warhol

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The most mysterious feminine factor, the existence that we men, we don't know. It's woman. It's feminine. That's what the sword is about. That's the symbolic meaning of the sword. Ang Lee

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When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without. Ansel Adams

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I've been really fortunate in that I guess I was hired to do 'A Cook's Tour;' I was already a known quantity, meaning I had written a really obnoxious book and nobody expected me to be anyone that I wasn't already. Anthony Bourdain

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Originalism says that when you consult the text, you give it the meaning it had when it was adopted, not some later modern meaning. Antonin Scalia

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Words have meaning. And their meaning doesn't change. Antonin Scalia

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For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer. Arnold Schwarzenegger

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So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning. Aaron Copland

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I think with 'Skinwalkers,' the success of it spoke for itself. Meaning a lot of people wanted to see something new on television. Adam Beach

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Over the past few years, many of us have increasingly begun to question the direction and meaning of our society as it has developed over the past several centuries. Alex Campbell

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Each of us must become impassioned, finding meaning and self-fulfillment in our own life's journey. Alexandra Stoddard

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People are so used to reading novels now, they just read a poem straight through to get the meaning. And that's something totally different from the slow way you read something if it's a tune; which to me a poem has to be. Alice Oswald

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