Top 56 Recedes Quotes

#1. As we grow older all is too explainable, the capacity to invent pleasurable alarm recedes: too bad, a pity - throughout our lives we ought to believe in ghost hotels.

Truman Capote

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#2. Pain is like rain, it covers your skin and soaks in bone-deep, but it eventually recedes and allows fresh things to grow.

T.A. Webb

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#3. To reach the height of our ambition is like trying to reach the rainbow; as we advance it recedes.

Edmund Burke

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#4. The dogma of the mystic offices of Christ being dropped, and he standing on his genius as a moral teacher, 'tis impossible to maintain the old emphasis of his personality; and it recedes, as all persons must, before the sublimity of the moral laws.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#5. The road recedes as the traveler advances, leaving a continuous present.

Richard Le Gallienne

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#6. Earth recedes ... Heav en opens before me.

Dwight L. Moody

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#7. God cannot be drawn or sculpted. The moment it is drawn, it is no longer God; the moment it is sculpted, God becomes a fake. The moment it is expressed, its divinity peels away and recedes from its true nature.


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#8. The right of personal freedom recedes before the duty to preserve the race.

Adolf Hitler

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#9. The advance of knowledge is an infinite progression towards a goal that ever recedes.

James G. Frazer

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#10. The horizon is an imaginary line that recedes as you approach it.

Ginnifer Goodwin

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#11. The greater the emphasis on perfection, the further it recedes.

Haridas Chaudhuri

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#12. I'd like to be a successful author before my hairline recedes further! OK I'm vain

David H. Millar

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#13. One may come armoured, Invinsible. His will immobile meets the mobile hour. The world blows cannot bend this Victor Head. Calm and sure are his steps in the growing night. The goal recedes, he hurries not his pace. He asks from no help from the inferior Gods. His eyes are fixed on the immutable aim.

Sri Aurobindo

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#14. I can't honestly account for the very personal response that I have to one story and not another, a sense of an orbit, the orbit of a world that draws me as my own life recedes.

Daniel Day-Lewis

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#15. 12.00 midnight: whilst soaking in my bath I hear a distant shout. "I'm going to bed, but I don't necessarily have to go alo-o-ne." It's Dr Chapman in the passage. He repeats the line three times, like someone selling scrap iron and it recedes along the corridor.

Michael Palin

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#16. Here's the last thing that occurs to me as Sarah recedes in the rearview mirror, slamming out of the car, jogging across the parking lot: if you're one tardy away from missing out on a big competition, you should probably make your coffee at home. When

Lauren Oliver

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#17. When grief recedes, grief is like a cloud.

Thomas Golden Jr.

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#18. As the blackness of the night recedes so does the nadir of yesterday. The child I am forgets so quickly.

Sylvia Ashton-Warner

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#19. something to be attained by special virtuous techniques, the less real it becomes. As it becomes less real, it recedes further into the distance of abstraction, futurity, unattainability. The

Thomas Merton

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#20. The further humans move from hunters to horticulturists to agriculturists to urbanisation to industrialists, the further the sacred recedes, first to heaven, then condensed to monotheism and finally it dies in irony.

Lierre Keith

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#21. Nothing recedes like success.

Walter Winchell

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#22. The picture surface recedes just as much in the 20th century as it did in the 15th. The techniques of making pictures have hardly changed.

Howard Hodgkin

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#23. I find the joy of the 'doing' increases. Creativity increases. Intuition increases. The pleasure of life grows. And negativity recedes.

David Lynch

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#24. When we're online, we're often oblivious to everything else going on around us. The real world recedes as we process the flood of symbols and stimuli coming through our devices.

Nicholas Carr

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#25. As an act recedes into the past and becomes imbedded in the network of one's individuality it seems more and more a product of fate - - inevitable. However, an act in the immediate present seems to be more a product of free will.

Sylvia Plath

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#26. The unpurged images of day recede; The Emperor's drunken soldiery are abed; Night resonance recedes, night-walkers' song After great cathedral gong.

William Butler Yeats

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#27. When the horror recedes and the world resumes its normal shape, you cannot forget it. You have seen what is really there, the empty horror that exists when the consoling illusion of our mundane experience is stripped away, so you can never respond to the world in quite the same way again.

Karen Armstrong

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#28. The fact that knowledge endlessly recedes as the investigator is about to grasp it is what constitutes at the same time his torment and happiness.

Claude Bernard

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#29. Against these forces
an earth rotating, a sun lowering its angle in the sky, winds filling with rain and the geese arriving
time is just a made-up thing, and recedes in importance, and should.

Richard Ford

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#30. The rancor I once bore recedes, supplanted by admiration and a sense even of loss at the mates we might have been and the times we might have shared.

Steven Pressfield

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#31. The farther we go, the more the ultimate explanation recedes from us, and all we have left is faith.

Vaclav Hlavaty

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#32. Reality recedes until you can't tell who's sane and who's

Haruki Murakami

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#33. There is a great power within that when used in beauty and immaculate purity can cure and heal and cause miracles. When you use it it spreads like a magic garden and when you do not use it it recedes from you.

Lord Buckley

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#34. The clanging of the cart recedes. Marie-Laure

Anthony Doerr

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#35. Every nation has its prestigious military academies - or so few of them - that reach not only the virtues of peace but also the art of attaining it? I mean attaining and protecting it by means other than weapons, the tools of war. Why are we surprised whenever war recedes and yields to peace?

Elie Wiesel

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#36. stole the ambrosia of the gods and was cursed by Zeus to be trapped forever between a bountiful fruit tree and a pool of water. Whenever he tries to eat, the branches rise away. When he tries to drink, the water recedes. It's the source of the English word tantalize.

Yudhi Raman

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#37. Civilization never recedes; the law of necessity ever forces it onwards.

Jules Verne

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#38. More and more Emerson recedes grandly into history, as the future he predicted becomes a past.

Robert Penn Warren

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#39. Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.

Haruki Murakami

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#40. Nothing recedes like progress.

E. E. Cummings

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#41. Loneliness comes suddenly like waves and recedes just as fast. That continues on forever. It's the same for you. It's the same for everyone.

Chica Umino

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#42. There is a way of beholding nature which is a form of prayer, a way of minding something with such clarity and aliveness that the rest of the world recedes. It ... gives the brain a small vacation.

Diane Ackerman

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#43. That's the weirdest thing about being cut off from life. Everything gets washed out or muted or recedes into the background except for other people's laughter. Other people's laughter gets very loud and jarring. It penetrates. It is a reminder that other people live.

Kerry Kletter

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#44. When you begin to go over the edge, life receding from you as a boat recedes inevitably from shore, you hold on to death tightly, like a rope that will transport you, and you swing out on it, hoping only to land away from where you are.

Alice Sebold

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#45. As desire recedes, the world becomes clear, pale, and empty.

Mason Cooley

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#46. Oh life to live, life already lived,
time that comes back in a swell of sea,
time that recedes without turning its head,
the past is not past, it is still passing by,
flowing silently into the next vanishing moment

Octavio Paz

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#47. As awareness recedes into the deep, as when it falls asleep, everything seemingly ends. All that it takes is a gentle touch to your body; meaning has moved and meaning is again aware, knowing, seeing, and if it is home, meeting and communing.

John De Ruiter

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#48. No person I have ever met, not even the most righteous or pure of heart, has gone without those times when faith recedes in the busy-ness of life.

Mitt Romney

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#49. Stupidity exceeds and undercuts materiality, runs loose, wins a few rounds, recedes, gets carried home in a clutch of denial-and returns. Essentially linked to the inexhaustible, stupidity is also that which fatigues knowledge and wears down history.

Avital Ronell

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#50. I shift on to my side and find myself looking directly into Gale's eyes. For an instant the world recedes and there is just his flushed face, his pulse visible at his temple, his lips slightly parted as he tries to catch his breath.

Suzanne Collins

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#51. 'Haunted by the past' is a commonplace phrase because it's a commonplace experience. Even if one is not, strictly speaking, 'haunted', the past is perpetually with one in the present, and the longer it grows and the further it recedes the stronger its presence seems to become.

Philip Roth

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#52. Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter - to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther ... And one fine morning

F Scott Fitzgerald

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#53. The earth recedes from me into the night, I saw that it was beautiful . . . . and I see that what is not the earth is beautiful.

Walt Whitman

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#54. The sun stands low in the cloudless eastern sky, a fat, confident yellow-white ball advancing as ever for the first time toward the future and leaving in its wake the steadily accumulating past, which darkens as it recedes, making blind men of us all.

Stephen King

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#55. When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky and the blue water

Gwendolyn Brooks

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#56. Sooner or later. It had better be sooner. Later is like the horizon; it recedes as you approach.

Greg Iles

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