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Transcend Quotes

We’ve collected the best Transcend Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Mike Nichols, David Lynch, Irvin D. Yalom, Lisa Joy, Jason Silva. Use them as an inspiration.

Stand-up comedy is a very hard thing on the spirit. There are people who transcend it, like Jack Benny and Steve Martin, but in its essence, it’s soul-destroying. It tends to turn people into control freaks.
Meditation is to dive all the way within, beyond thought, to the source of thought and pure consciousness. It enlarges the container, every time you transcend. When you come out, you come out refreshed, filled with energy and enthusiasm for life.
I think all kinds of meanings in life transcend your self. They’re linked to other generations of people around us, to our children and our family. We’re passing on something of ourselves to others. I feel that’s what makes our life full of meaning.
Part of what you try and do when you’re writing is to just transcend politics and the moment in a way and talk about something, those fundamental building blocks of building nature.
Techno-optimism is a belief in the power of technology to extend our sphere of possibilities and, ultimately, a belief that technology helps us solve and transcend problems, limitations and obstacles.
I think every artist reaches a place where they want to transcend genre.
I believe that when people experience an event as a community, it can transcend and change people’s lives.
In ‘Pictures from an Institution,’ Randall Jarrell was able to transcend the academic novel by simply ignoring it, writing a comedy with no plot at all beyond his own pleasure in language and humanity itself.
The underground always has the best ideas. Sometimes those underground artists transcend and make it to the mainstream, but most of the time, the big guys just steal from us.
Cinema, art and culture should definitely be shared. These things transcend borders.
A bridge is born of necessity, but it must establish its own identity. It should harmonize with its surroundings, and the design must transcend the purely local and transform the setting.
The enormous success of 2009’s ‘The Blind Side,’ in which Sandra Bullock makes a black teenager one of the family, demonstrates that America isn’t post-racial. It is thoroughly mired in race – the myths that surround it, the guilt it inspires, the discomfort it causes, the struggle to transcend it.
Films like ‘Babel‘ can transcend the one point-of-view formula that has reigned for so long.
To transcend and be yourself… I have no reason to tell you, and others, something that is not of interest to you.
Human beings exercise responsibilities within a social setting and a framework of obligations which transcend the principle of intelligence.
Michael Polanyi
Not to be boxed in, to be able to transcend boundaries: for an artist, it’s essential.
Shahzia Sikander
I travel to Chicago a lot. And I’ve followed Obama through his Senate race and beyond. I found him to be an exceptional candidate who was able to transcend ethnic and racial lines.
The world‘s problems transcend borders.
As pessimistic as I am about the nature of human beings and our capacity for atrocity and malevolence and betrayal and laziness and inertia, and all those things, I think we can transcend all that and set things straight.
It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it.
Remember, that of all the elements that comprise a human being, the most important, the most essential, the one that will sustain, transcend, overcome and vanquish obstacles is – Spirit!
Buddy Ebsen
Sometimes we have to disobey in order to transcend, in order to survive.
A great song is a great song, whether it’s on vinyl or CD or cassette or reel to reel or mp3. Then again, that might be an overly optimistic view, but I do think that great music will transcend the medium in which it is delivered.
My job is to make grown men cry, to blow people’s minds and elevate them, make them transcend and unlock emotions that have been repressed by life, their job, situation – that’s what I do.
Considering the amount of information we’re bombarded by, it’s amazing if a song can transcend time.
During the songs, you transcend yourself. The best way to be in the performance is to be without pause and be essentially in the moment, in that moment of expression.
I have been accused of being a very simplistic, very lyrical player, and that’s okay. That just comes from the blues, which is my background. But every day you wake up and transcend. You can’t ever rest on your laurels.
Approval makes the world go round, even if many of us want to transcend our hunger for it.
Technology has made it much easier to make and manipulate music. Studio-driven, machine-driven music does not always transcend into being a good live act. Many current acts are great live, but many cannot cut it live. The music is not organic.
Vivian Campbell
It is peculiar to mankind to transcend mankind.
Rock and roll is about desire, about wanting something better. I think my characters all want something better. My understanding of the rock and roll dream is that a kid in an isolated place or a small town or an underprivileged world could transcend it somehow.
I’d like to think that the notion of inspiration will transcend cultural things that are going on. There’s something classic about this movie that I’m hoping reaches kids.
Rob Morrow
The issue for us is rebuilding a governing majority that is comfortable with differences that can transcend the divisiveness and unify behind the principles that we know our party has succeeded on.
Human beings are attracted to novelty: to probe the ‘adjacent possible.’ We didn’t stay in the caves. We didn’t stay on the planet, and soon we won‘t stay within the limitations of our biology. We move forward. We transcend our limits. We go to the moon, and we create the Internet.
The point of life is to transcend the smallness of the finite self by identifying with things that last.
Larry Brilliant
Sport can transcend bias.
At some point, all black movies became biopics. All the good, serious ones became biopics. ‘Ray,’ ‘Ali’… those types of movies, those are the opportunities available for mostly men. Those are the opportunities for a black actor to transcend ‘black’ movies. They have to play a black icon.
The fact that ‘Astro Boy’ appealed to me as a boy in America was proof that the story and character transcend cultural stereotypes.
Every performer I talk to will, with different words, talk about the sanctity of a good standup show, how it can really feel spiritual. When everybody is laughing, fixed on the same thing, you feel like you transcend yourself.
I think if anybody has an opportunity to play professional basketball, to not transcend that into off-the-court endeavors is really a waste.
In the end, I realized that I just didn’t like acting enough to put up with the stereotype and I didn’t really think I was good enough to transcend it.
Susan Olsen
No one wants to die, and no one wants to die poor. These are the two fundamental truths that transcend culture, they transcend politics, they transcend economic cycles.
As long as you keep yourself in love with people, you can transcend time.
One of the virtues of ‘The X-Men’ was that it managed to transcend the expectations and prejudices of the medium. It appealed to a vaster audience than anyone had ever anticipated from any superhero book, much less ‘X-Men.’
We have to transcend our own negativity and vulnerability and work from our own inner security.
I think I’m always somehow interested in characters who want to make one perfect thing, to transcend humanness, even if only for a moment.
There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.
I wanted to make a record that would transcend the bad, hard feelings of a love relationship not working out, to make something that metabolized it into something useful and good.
In the culture at large, the war over science fiction‘s creative validity has been long since won, but guardians at the gates of literature, movies, and TV linger unconvinced, even as other genres fitfully transcend critical perceptions of insubstantiality.
When I sit down to write a song, I really want the message of healing to thrive and transcend all ages.
Don’t set time limits for achieving goals. They should transcend time.
‘The 5th Wave‘ is sci-fi, but I tried very hard to ground the story in very human terms and in those universal themes that transcend genre. How do we define ourselves? What, exactly, does it mean to be human? What remains after everything we trust, everything we believe in and rely upon, has been stripped away?
Reagan didn’t socialize with the press. He spent his evenings with Nancy, watching TV with dinner trays. But he knew that to transcend, you can’t condescend.
Poems and songs penned as an unstoppable outpouring of the heart take on a life of their own. They transcend the limits of nationality and time as they pass from person to person, from one heart to another.
A weak, insecure nation needs sporting heroes, players larger than life on the cricketing field, who can transcend the limitations of their country and team.
Not to be boxed in, to be able to transcend boundaries: for an artist, it’s essential.
Shahzia Sikander
I have always staged my fears as a way to transcend them.
I was never at my best when I was at my worst. When I did do good stuff in the past, it was because I was able to transcend the parts of my being that weren’t healthy.
There are no journalistic ethics that transcend the value of human life. There are none. In a situation where you can save a human life, you must. There isn’t any conflict in my mind.
I really believe my films are going to be successful, that I’m making ‘The Blair Witch Project’ – something that will transcend expectations and resonate with people.
Boxing is a sport, but it’s also entertainment. I wanted to transcend the sport and be considered just not as a fighter, or a champion, but someone very special.
Great teachers transcend ideology.
I think you find universal truth when you get really honest with yourself and you can reach people. If you go deep enough, you have that core feeling, and that feeling can transcend the details of your experience.