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Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.
The essence of humanity's spiritual dilemma is that we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another. Is there a way to erase the dilemma, to resolve the contradictions between the transcendentalist and the empiricist world views?
E. O. Wilson
Is it not a species of blasphemy to call the New Testament revealed religion, when we see in it such contradictions and absurdities.
The very contradictions in my life are in some ways signs of God's mercy to me.
I write to keep from going mad from the contradictions I find among mankind - and to work some of those contradictions out for myself.
Michel de Montaigne
When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.
Saint Francis de Sales
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?
Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat.
The New York gallery scene being as incredibly overpopulated and overmoneyed as it is, deep conflicts and contradictions aren't hard to find.
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.
Bryant H. McGill
Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions.
Propositions show what they say: tautologies and contradictions show that they say nothing.
Of course, we're all a mass of contradictions.
As the new spirituality begins to become the pervasive spirituality of the planet, we'll find that we have abandoned our philosophy of contradictions in which we say we're all one but continue to try to win.
Neale Donald Walsch
I am a man of contradictions, I suppose.
Biography - a system in which the contradictions of a human life are unified.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
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.
I'm fascinated by the ways in which people express themselves, because their responses are often counter to what they're actually feeling. Like when they're frightened, they tend to freeze. When they're angry, it doesn't always come out as volume. There are wonderful contradictions in the way that people express their emotions.
Song-writing is therapy for me. I'm a very moody person, very difficult to live with. There's a lot going on and a lot of contradictions. My life is always one step away from disaster.
I think people have to choose between living with contradictions or painting themselves into a corner. I have a lot of contradictions.
I try to get closer to reality, to get close to the contradictions. The cinema world can be a real world rather than a dream world.
I've always been drawn to tormented people full of contradictions.
As human beings, of course, we're all compromised and complex and contradictory and if a screenplay can express those contradictions within a character and if there's room for me to express them, that's a part I'd love to play, so much more than a character who is heroic and one-dimensional.
Like the rest of us, Tom Paulin is a bundle of contradictions. At its finest, his work is brave, adventurous, original and wonderfully idiosyncratic.
I'm full of contradictions.
I think many people have contradictions to them and I love characters that deal with those contradictions.
One of the things I constantly think about as a writer is the way in which people are full of contradictions - there's all this contradictory information inside a human personality.
I try to take people one at a time, with all the contradictions and compromises that most of us live with.
Nations without a past are contradictions in terms. What makes a nation is the past, what justifies one nation against others is the past, and historians are the people who produce it.
The contradictions are what make human behavior so maddening and yet so fascinating, all at the same time.
Joan D. Vinge
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