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Contradictions Quotes

We’ve collected the best Contradictions Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Glennon Doyle Melton, Steve Ross, Audre Lorde, Henry B. Eyring, Matt Dillon. Use them as an inspiration.

The city’s contradictions and frailties drive me to the church. The church, in turn, binds my wounds and soothes my troubled heart, and sends me right back out into the city again.
Steve Ross
Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat.
Apparent contradictions between religion and science often have been the basis of bitter controversy. Such differences are to be expected as long as human understanding remains provisional and fragmentary.
In politics there are so many holes, so many contradictions, you don’t know what’s happening.
I think people have to choose between living with contradictions or painting themselves into a corner. I have a lot of contradictions.
Michelle Shocked
To a Buddhist, contradictions only exist in a mind that has been forced to cultivate them.
John Burdett
Westboro’s fire and brimstone message was the air I breathed all my life. But after joining Twitter at the age of 23, I encountered people who challenged my beliefs and unearthed contradictions my blind faith had missed.
Many of the contradictions in Postmodern art come from the fact that we’re trying to be artists in a democratic society. This is because in a democracy, the ideal is compromise. In art, it isn’t.
Never give up, which is the lesson I learned from boxing. As soon as you learn to never give up, you have to learn the power and wisdom of unconditional surrender, and that one doesn’t cancel out the other; they just exist as contradictions. The wisdom of it comes as you get older.
The Bibleprovides no guide to reading the Bible. In fact, it is full of such inconsistencies, contradictions, lacunae, obscurities, baffling tales, and poetic imagery that to quote it at all is to select from conflicting alternative passages. Every quotation is therefore necessarily an interpretation.
James P. Carse
I am failing as a woman. I am failing as a feminist. To freely accept the feminist label would not be fair to good feminists. If I am, indeed, a feminist, I am a rather bad one. I am a mess of contradictions.
I am drawn to characters so full of internal contradictions. Idi Amin was one. I loved writing him.
We always see Aung San as a strong, tough woman. There are two stories running in parallel. You see the contradictions between the East and the West, and you see someone who does mundane and normal things – someone who’s supposed to be a housewife – and then someone who’s become important and imprisoned.
To be a film-maker, you are almost forced to be surrounded by contradictions… You must have talents of so many different kinds – talents that are contradictory.
Francois Truff
Memphis is the place where rock was born and Martin Luther King, Jr., was killed. It’s full of contradictions, abject poverty, and riches that only music can provide.
The institutions of the European Union, and the states that belong to this union, each and every one, are paying the price of our failures, hesitations and contradictions. We should each ask ourselves how personally responsible we are.
Giorgio Napolitano
In writing a series of stories about the same characters, plan the whole series in advance in some detail, to avoid contradictions and inconsistencies.
L. Sprague de Camp
Everything must be recaptured and relocated in the general framework of history, so that despite the difficulties, the fundamental paradoxes and contradictions, we may respect the unity of history which is also the unity of life.
Fernand Braudel
My books have contradictions all the time – and people are fine with that.
The opera tells the story with all the built-in contradictions and from many different angles.
Harrison Birtwistle
Players want to play a lot of rugby. We’re walking contradictions at times in that we want to play a lot of rugby, but we don’t want to play too much rugby, and we want to be available for all the big games, yet there are times when you have to sacrifice that because of game limits.
I try to take people one at a time, with all the contradictions and compromises that most of us live with.
I do believe as human beings we are a great mass of contradictions.
Hopefully, the people that would look at a Good Charlotte record and dismiss it for maybe what they think is a certain kind of content, if they do discover something meaningful, then it’s a nice surprise. I like those kinds of contradictions.
Like lots of baby boomers, I was brought up on archaic anthropomorphism. Upstanding Christian dogs. Rabbits with family values. Because the ancient texts and pictures were sacredPotter, Milne and the rest. Even concerned parents who knew Freud and Jung never saw the contradictions in feeding us on them.
Propositions show what they say: tautologies and contradictions show that they say nothing.
I am a man of many flaws and contradictions.
Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion, when we see in it such contradictions and absurdities.
As a novelist, you could say that I am dreaming while I am awake, and every day I can continue with yesterday‘s dream. Because it is a dream, there are so many contradictions and I have to adjust them to make the story work. But, in principle, the original dream does not change.
An essay is not an op-ed that tells its reader what to think. An essay is a complicated working-out of one’s own contradictions and complicities.
Do you think when two representatives holding diametrically opposing views get together and shake hands, the contradictions between our systems will simply melt away? What kind of a daydream is that?
Nikita Khrushchev
Bollywood is a cinema of vibrant contradictions, which works when it seems it shouldn’t.
The very contradictions in my life are in some ways signs of God‘s mercy to me.
What I love about the Don Draper character is that he‘s so real and filled with all these contradictions.
Songwriters such as Alanis Morissette write about the constant balance of contradictions, and that’s something I adhere to in my life and work.
You may find many contradictory statements and philosophies within my writings. However, to this I will say such is life, for life is full of contradictions.
My biography of Frank Sinatra is not paean to his music but rather an illumination of the man behind the music, who once described himself as ‘an 18-karat manic-depressive who lived a life of violent emotional contradictions with an over-acute capacity for sadness as well as happiness.’
Galaxie 500 broke up because it was time. We broke up as a result of internal contradictions.
The contradictions are what make human behavior so maddening and yet so fascinating, all at the same time.
When we examine the opinions of men, we find that nothing is more uncommon than common sense; or, in other words, they lack judgment to discover plain truths or to reject absurdities and palpable contradictions.

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