The Inexpressible Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 75 Quotes About The Inexpressible

#1. MAGNETISM, n. Something acting upon a magnet. The two definitions immediately foregoing are condensed from the works of one thousand eminent scientists, who have illuminated the subject with a great white light, to the inexpressible advancement of human knowledge. - Author: Ambrose Bierce
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#2. Never be ashamed of your tears. Be proud that you are still natural. Be proud that you can express the inexpressible through your tears. - Author: Rajneesh
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#3. What is modern art but the attempt to pinpoint vague, incorporeal, inexpressible sensations? What is modern art, I would add, but the most solemn pile of nonsense that ever appeared on Earth? - Author: Italo Calvino
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#4. Holiness appeared to me to be of a sweet, pleasant, charming, serene, calm nature; which brought an inexpressible purity, brightness, peacefulness and ravishment to the soul. - Author: Jonathan Edwards
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#5. I commend you, Postumus, for kissing me with only half your lip; you may, however, if you please, withhold even the half of this half. Are you inclined to grant me a boon still greater, and even inexpressible? Keep this whole half entirely to yourself, Postumus. - Author: Martial
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#6. The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#7. The town itself is disagreeable; but then, all around, you find an inexpressible beauty of nature. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#8. She was perhaps the delicious inexpressible, once-in-a-century blend - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#9. There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say. The words just jolly it along. It's always been my way of expressing what, for me, is inexpressible by any other means. - Author: David Bowie
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#10. Music is an art that expresses the inexpressible. It rises far above what words can mean or the intelligence define. Its domain is the imponderable and impalpable land of the unconscious. - Author: Charles Munch
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#11. It's a big shift. I don't know quite how to explain it. Between wanting and not wanting, caring and not caring. Of course it's a lot more than that too. Shock and aura. Things are stronger and brighter and I feel on the edge of something inexpressible. - Author: Donna Tartt
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#12. Many of the phenomena of Winter are suggestive of an inexpressible tenderness and fragile delicacy. We are accustomed to hear this king described as a rude and boisterous tyrant; but with the gentleness of a lover he adorns the tresses of Summer. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#13. In poetry you can express almost inexpressible feelings. You can express the pain of loss, you can express love. People always turn to poetry when someone they love dies, when they fall in love. - Author: Erica Jong
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#14. In the context of the "great mystery" of Christ and of the Church, all are called to respond - as a bride - with the gift of their lives to the inexpressible gift of the love of Christ, who alone, as the Redeemer of the world, is the Church's Bridegroom. - Author: Pope John Paul II
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#15. Perhaps what is inexpressible (what I find mysterious and am not able to express) is the background against which whatever I could express has its meaning. - Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
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#16. In after-life you may have friends
fond, dear friends; but never will you have again the inexpressible love and gentleness lavished upon you which none but a mother bestows. - Author: Thomas B. Macaulay
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#17. The Lord is no respector of persons, and will give success to all who work for it. If l can only impress upon the minds of the youth of Zion the eloquence, the inexpressible eloquence of work, I shall feel fully repaid. - Author: Heber J. Grant
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#18. Woe to the generation of sons who find their censers empty of the rich incense of prayer, whose fathers have been too busy or too unbelieving to pray, and perils inexpressible and consequences untold are their unhappy heritage. - Author: Edward McKendree Bounds
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#19. The mystic cannot wholly do without symbol and image, inadequate to his vision though they must always be: for his experience must be expressed if it is to be communicated, and its actuality is inexpressible except in some hint or parallel which will stimulate the dormant intuition of the reader. - Author: Evelyn Underhill
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#20. She went back down to the garden, feeling like a queen, hearing the birds sing - this was in winter - seeing the sky all golden, the sun in the trees, flowers among the shrubs, bewildered, wild, giddy with inexpressible rapture. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#21. The way we gain wisdom in meditation is not by explanation. If you go into the planes of light, you will come out of the meditation knowing things ... things that are inexpressible. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#22. If we Pause and breathe in and out, then we can have the experience of timeless presence, of the inexpressible wisdom and goodness of our own minds. We can look at the world with fresh eyes and hear things with fresh ears. - Author: Pema Chodron
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#23. He who does not at some time, with definite determination consent to the terribleness of life, or even exalt in it, never takes possession of the inexpressible fullness of the power of our existence. - Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
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#24. Did she know the inexpressible charm of modesty, how irresistibly it enthralls the heart of man, how firmly it charms him to the throne of beauty - Author: Matthew Gregory Lewis
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#25. Music begins where words leave off. Music expresses the inexpressible. If there is a Kingdom of Heaven, it lies in music. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#26. The most profound things are inexpressible. - Author: Jenny Holzer
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#27. I allowed myself the supernatural, the transcendent, because, I told myself, our love of metaphor is pre-religious, born of our need to express what is inexpressible, our dreams of otherness, of more. - Author: Salman Rushdie
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#28. Her own terror rushed upon me, and in that moment of fear, - the most terrible fear a man can experience, - I knew that in inexpressible ways she was dear to me. - Author: Jack London
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#29. Music begins where words are powerless to express. Music is made for the inexpressible. I want music to seem to rise from the shadows and indeed sometimes to return to them. - Author: Claude Debussy
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#30. The song being great in its own wealth, why should it wait upon the words? Rather does it begin where mere words fail. Its power lies in the region of the inexpressible; it tells us what the words cannot. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#31. I wish you knew how I value you; and what an inexpressible blessing it is to have one whom one can always trust, one always the same, always ready to give comfort, sympathy and the best advice. God bless you, my dear, you are too good for me.' -Charles to Emma, 1859 - Author: Deborah Heiligman
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#32. Mans nature indicates that he was created for three things: To think, to worship and to work. But thinking is not enough. Men are made to worship also, to bow down and adore in the presence of the Mystery inexpressible. - Author: Aiden Wilson Tozer
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#33. In all perception of the truth there is a divine ecstasy, an inexpressible delirium of joy, as when a youth embraces his betrothed virgin. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#34. To see the unreal is wisdom. Beyond this lies the inexpressible. - Author: Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
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#35. The sciences throw an inexpressible grace over our compositions, even where they are not immediately concerned; as their effects are discernible where we least expect to find them. - Author: Tacitus
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#36. It is not easy to express the inexpressible, he answered with a laugh. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#37. Ludwik Szatera was a passionate lover of nostalgia. He could never come to terms with the eternal passage of men, objects and events. Each moment inexorably turning into the past was to him precious, invaluable, and he witnessed its passing with a sense of inexpressible regret. - Author: Stefan Grabinski
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#38. Meekness is marked by silence in the face of abuse and infamy, by submission to God's way, which is higher than our way as heaven is higher than the earth, by submissiveness to others for their welfare. It is the source of inexpressible joy and contentment. - Author: V. Raymond Edman
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#39. Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words. - Author: George Eliot
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#40. All the room darkened and my heart again sank; inexpressible sadness weighed it down - Author: Charlotte Bronte
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#41. The BEST representation of Source Energy that you will ever find in your physical format is inexpressible. It's that feeling of love and appreciation that just WELLS up within you, that is so sensational that you can hardly find words for it. That's the true ESSENCE of who you are. - Author: Esther Hicks
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#42. In music, she'd found a perfect language, a way of expressing the inexpressible. - Author: Emma Raveling
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#43. The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost. - Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
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#44. You will only find the profoundly inexpressible in profound silence. - Author: Bryant McGill
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#45. Words are poor interpreters in the realms of emotion. When all words end, music begins; when they suggest, it realizes; and hence is the secret of its strange, inexpressible power. - Author: Hugh Reginald Haweis
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#46. In the greatest art, one is always aware of things that cannot be said ... of the contradiction between expression and the presence of the inexpressible. Stylistic devices are also techniques of avoidance. The most potent elements of a work of art are, often, its silences. - Author: Susan Sontag
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#47. But what I felt was inexpressible gratitude for the music, that in this horror there could be something as beautiful as that. - Author: Anne Rice
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#48. Books are influential in proportion to their obscurity, provided that the obscurity be that of inexpressible Realities. The Bible is the most obscure book in the world. He must be a great fool who thinks he understands the plainest chapter of it. - Author: Coventry Patmore
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#49. As I see my soul reflected in Nature,
As I see through a mist, One with inexpressible completeness, sanity, beauty,
See the bent head and arms folded over the breast, the Female I see. - Author: Walt Whitman
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#50. John K. Samson is fluent in the inexpressible. Find him on the page or find him in the ether-just find him - Author: Alissa York
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#51. I know artists whose medium is life itself, and who express the inexpressible without brush, pencil, chisel or guitar. They neither paint nor dance. Their medium is Being. Whatever their hand touches has increased life ... They are the artists of being alive. - Author: Frederick Franck
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#52. Thoreau and Huxley calmly state what I have spent years trying to articulate, and never found the words for doing so. To read the words of these great men is to read the highest expression of my very self which is inexpressible due to the shortcomings of my particular nature. - Author: Chris Matakas
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#53. Meditation is silence, energising and fulfilling. Silent is the eloquent expression of the inexpressible. - Author: Sri Chinmoy
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#54. Tell me why it is that a toddler will gag over a perfectly wonderful breakfast of ham, eggs, biscuits, juice, and jelly. But then he will enthusiastically drink the dog's water and play in the toilet. Truly, he is his mother's greatest challenge ... ; and her most inexpressible joy. - Author: James Dobson
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#55. The tongue of man is powerful enough to render the ideas which the human intellect conceives; but in the realm of true and deep sentiments it is but a weak interpreter. These are inexpressible, like the endless glory of the Omnipotent. - Author: Lajos Kossuth
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#56. After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. - Author: Aldous Huxley
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#57. If the inexpressible cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail. We will win our freedom because the sacred heritage of our nation and the eternal will of God are embodied in our echoing demands. - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#58. Homer's work hits again and again on the topos of the inexpressible. People will always do that. - Author: Umberto Eco
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#59. The same inexpressible Truth is experienced in two ways: as Self-luminous Silence, or as the Eternal Play of the One. - Author: Anandamayi Ma
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#60. Theatre is simply what cannot be expressed by any other means; a complexity of words, movements, gestures that convey a vision of the world inexpressible in any other way. - Author: Eugene Ionesco
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#61. Every phenomenon of nature was a word, - the sign, symbol and pledge of a new, mysterious, inexpressible but all the more intimate union, participation and community of divine energies and ideas. - Author: Johann Georg Hamann
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#62. Five decades ago, as India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, began visibly ailing, the nation and the world were consumed by the question: 'After Nehru, who?' The inexpressible fear lay in the subtext to the question: 'After Nehru, what?' - Author: Shashi Tharoor
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#63. We must start from what seems a be a nullity, the unknowable, the inexpressible, the creative mystery wherein we are established. We cannot become more exact than this without introducing falsehood. - Author: D.H. Lawrence
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#64. Amory Blaine inherited from his mother every trait, except the stray inexpressible few, that made him worth while. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#65. This creed of the desert seemed inexpressible in words, and indeed in thought. - Author: T.E. Lawrence
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#66. In strange and uncertain times such as those we are living in, sometimes a reasonable person might despair. But hope is unreasonable and love is greater even than this. May we trust the inexpressible benevolence of the creative impulse. - Author: Robert Fripp
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#67. My eyes always keep searching,
for something inexpressible,
above the far away sky.

I long to get lost,
inside the evening-twilight.

Silence always tickles me -
in a strange way;

I meet "me"
in the time between
sunset and darkness. - Author: Khadija Rupa
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#68. We feel more than we can express, we see more than we can say. - Author: Marty Rubin
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#69. An artist is a man who tries to express the inexpressible. - Author: Alvin Langdon Coburn
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#70. For even the best err in words when they are meant to mean most delicate and almost inexpressible things. - Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
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#71. There is no danger of exaggerating. We an never hope to fathom this inexpressible mystery nor will we ever be able to give sufficient thanks to our Mother for bringing us into such intimacy with the Blessed Trinity. - Author: Josemaria Escriva
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#72. In the end that Face which is the delight or terror of the universe must be turned upon each of us either with one expression or with the other, either conferring glory inexpressible or inflicting shame that can never be cured or disguised. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#73. One mustn't look at the abyss, because there is at the bottom an inexpressible charm which attracts us. - Author: Gustave Flaubert
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#74. The inexpressible is the only thing that is worthwhile. - Author: Jerome Frank
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#75. How inexpressible is the meanness of being a hypocrite! how horrible is it to be a mischievous and malignant hypocrite. - Author: Voltaire
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