Permanence Quotes

Permanence Quotes by Tryon Edwards, Elizabeth Diller, Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse, John Burroughs, Alexandra Cassavetes and many others.

Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith,

Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws – a thing which can never be demonstrated.
Tryon Edwards
We’re always taught that we’re building for permanence, but why? I like the idea of a prosthetic architecture! When a section is removed, the building readjusts its weight distribution, like a living body.
Elizabeth Diller
Everything vanishes, falls apart, doesn’t it? Nature is always the same but nothing in her that appears to us lasts. Our art must render the thrill of her permanence, along with her elements, the appearance of all her changes. It must give us a taste of her Eternity.
Paul Cezanne
Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
Henri Matisse
The trunk of a tree is like a community where only one generation at a time is engaged in active business, the great mass of the population being retired and adding solidity and permanence to the social organism.
John Burroughs
I think vampires are different from human beings, but they’re sentenced to eternity on this planet. They have the same confusion about love and permanence, integrity, and denial. These qualities really are the same in vampire characters as in humans. I think they’re universal themes.
Alexandra Cassavetes
God gives us many gifts, but never permanence; that we must seek in his arms.
Sheldon Vanauken
That time is important. It gives a comforting illusion of permanence not found in running by the mile.
Joe Henderson
Whether or not we have hope depends on two dimensions of our explanatory style; pervasiveness and permanence.
Martin Seligman
It is not impermanence that makes us suffer. What makes us suffer is wanting things to be permanent when they are not.
Nhat Hanh
Protestantism came and gave a great blow to the religious and ritualistic rhythm of the year, in human life. Non-conformity almostfinished the deed…. Mankind has got to get back to the rhythm of the cosmos, and the permanence of marriage.
D. H. Lawrence
It is merely the egoism of the man, who wants to bury a woman like a treasure. All attempts at using vows, contracts, and holy ceremonies have failed to bring permanence into the most changeable aspect of changeable human existence, namely love.
Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
I know very few young people, but it seems to me that they are all possessed with an almost fatal hunger for permanence.
Evelyn Waugh
It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all.
William James
This growth in the number, speed of formation, permanence, delicacy and complexity of associations possible for an animal reaches its acme in the case of man.
Edward Thorndike
Dim loneliness came imperceivably into the fields and he turned back. The birds piped oddly; some wind was caressing the higher foliage, turning it all one way, the way home. Telegraph poles ahead looked like half-used pencils; the small cross on the steeple glittered with a sharp and shapely permanence.
A. E. Coppard
Achievers rarely, if ever, see a problem as permanent,while those who fail see even the smallest problems as permanent
Tony Robbins
A novel must give a sense of permanence as well as a sense of life.
E. M. Forster
Proper communication will always be a main ingredient for building family solidarity and permanence.
Marvin J. Ashton
Sometimes, photographs live in our hearts as unborn ghosts and we survive not because their shadows find permanence there, but because that thing that is larger than us, larger than the things we can point to, remember and claim, escorts us from dark into light.
Laurel Nakadate
From childhood I had never believed in permanence, and yet I had longed for it. Always I was afraid of losing happiness. This month, next year…death was the only absolute value in my world. Lose life and one would lose nothing again forever.
Graham Greene
Space is not just going up and coming back down again. Space is getting into orbit and being there, living there, establishing a presence, a permanence.
Buzz Aldrin
Not only did he teach by accomplishment, but he taught by the inspiration of a marvelous imagination that refused to accept the permanence of what appeared to others to be insuperable difficulties: an imagination of the goals of which, in a number of instances, are still in the realms of speculation.
Edwin Howard Armstrong
Human life is fragile: we live in the space between one breath and the next. We often try to maintain an illusion of permanence, through what we do, say… how we enjoy ourselves… Yet it is an illusion that is constantly being undermined by change and death.
Victoria Finlay
Marriage is a core institution of societies throughout the world and throughout history. It’s something that has provided permanence and stability for our very social structure.
David Vitter
No one who traces the history of motherhood, of the home, of child-rearing practices will ever assume the eternal permanence of our own way of institutionalizing them.
Jessie Bernard
The belief that consciousness extends beyond death is surely to put more belief in the permanence of self, not less. That seems to me a comfort that you’re allowing yourself.
Zadie Smith
Happiness calls out responsive gladness in others. There is enough sadness in the world without yours … never doubt the excellence and permanence of what is yet to be. Join the great company of those who make the barren places of life fruitful with kindness.
Helen Keller
Father John Misty is rebelling not against repression or foolishness but the ephemeral nature of mankind. He seeks permanence in a fleeting age, and he does not find it because the one place he could find an answer, he considers closed off: a locked door.
Ben Domenech
The permanence of ink encourages one to “go for it,” to try to put the line right where it should be… continued attempts to place lines accurately build the eye-hand coordination necessary for sketching.
Paul Laseau
Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.
Sydney J. Harris
Friendship, compounded of esteem and love, derives from one its tenderness and its permanence from the other.
Samuel Johnson
I feel like there’s a desire for a sense of permanence that is growing in me.
Francois Arnaud
If shadows were caused by the interplay between light and Life, a child’s was still forming. An adult’s was inextricably bound to his body, but a child had a tenuous relationship to his own permanence, and thus, his own shadow.
Anne Ursu
Once two persons are tied together freedom is lost and anger arises. When freedom is lost everything becomes ugly. Love means that freedom remains intact: marriage means that freedom has been dropped. You have bargained for permanence, for security, and you have paid for it with freedom.
The British love permanence more than they love beauty.
Hugh Casson
There is no permanence in doubt; it incites the mind to closer inquiry and experiment, from which, if rightly managed, certainty proceeds, and in this alone can man find thorough satisfaction.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Writing, printing, and the Internet give a false sense of security about the permanence of culture.
Jane Jacobs
All is waiting and all is work; all is change and all is permanence.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
It is virtue, virtue, which both creates and preserves friendship. On it depends harmony of interest, permanence, fidelity.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Permanence can only be found in the immortality offered by the click of a camera. Like it or not, life moves on as fleetingly as the photograph is enduring.
Diane Keaton
Come, let us give a little time to folly… and even in a melancholy day let us find time for an hour of pleasure.
After death, life reappears in a different form and with different laws. It is inscribed in the laws of the permanence of life on the surface of the earth and everything that has been a plant and an animal will be destroyed and transformed into a gaseous, volatile and mineral substance.
Louis Pasteur
We should always endeavor to wonder at the permanent thing, not at the mere exception. We should be startled by the sun, and not by the eclipse. We should wonder less at the earthquake, and wonder more at the earth.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I’m really glad I did not tattoo on my body ’cause I don’t want them. So, permanence is a very scary thing to me, along with things that don’t change at all.
Stephenie Meyer
Stone and sea are deep in life Two unalterable symbols of the world Permanence at rest And permanence in motion Participants in the power that remains
Stephen R. Donaldson
The passing of the years awakens in our hearts the cry for permanence.
F.B. Meyer
What Jesus meant was that whoever is attached to the worldly life and this earthly body will lose them in death. But whoever lets go of attachments to this worldly life and this earthly body and identifies with the permanence or God-consciousness that Jesus represented, will never die.
Rama Swami
The wheels and springs of man are all set to the hypothesis of the permanence of nature. We are not built like a ship to be tossed, but like a house to stand.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is one factor – but not the only on – that God uses to promote the permanence of the marriage bond.
Max Anders
England still will be here without you.
Alan Jay Lerner
Take it from me: love has all the lasting permanence of a rainbow- beautiful while it’s there, and just as likely to have disappeared by the time you blink.
Jodi Picoult
Permanence of instinct must go with permanence of form…The history of the present must teach us the history of the past.
Jean-Henri Fabre
I’m a suit guy. I like wearing them for the sense of completion they offer. I like buying them for the sense of near permanence – the knowledge that whatever I buy will be part of my life for the next ten years or so.
Tom Junod
The intellectual evolution of the race consists in an increase in the number, delicacy, complexity, permanence and speed of formation of such associations.
Edward Thorndike
I can always invent movement, and sometimes it can be fitted into the right place, but that is not choreography. It is the music that dictates the whole shape of the work. I do not believe in the permanence of anything in ballet save the purely classical.
George Balanchine
Stars and blossoming fruit-trees: utter permanence and extreme fragility give an equal sense of eternity.
Simone Weil
Considering the multitude of mortals that handle the pen in these days, and can mostly spell, and write without glaring violations of grammar, the question naturally arises: How is it, then, that no work proceeds from them, bearing any stamp of authenticity and permanence; of worth for more than one day?
Thomas Carlyle
We live in a disposable, ‘cast-off and throw-away’ society that has largely lost any real sense of permanence. Ours is a world of expiration dates, limited shelf life, and planned obsolescence. Nothing is absolute.
Myles Munroe
Shape your heart to front the hour, but dream not that the hours will last.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
I’ve always been infatuated with death. I’m drawn to the permanence of it and the unknown.
Begin where you are; work where you are; the hour which you are now wasting, dreaming of some far off success may be crowded with grand possibilities.
Orison Swett Marden
I had an instinct to take my husband’s name when I got married. It felt like a romantic statement of pride, love, and permanence and of doing what’s always been done in my family.
Victoria Coren Mitchell
A special form of misery had begun to oppress him of late. There was nothing poignant, nothing acute about it; but there was a feeling of permanence, of eternity about it; it brought a foretaste of hopeless years of this cold leaden misery, a foretaste of an eternity “on a square yard of space.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
The first human beings to land on Mars should not come back to Earth. They should be the beginning of a build-up of a colony/settlement, I call it a ‘permanence’.
Buzz Aldrin
Not only does social life demand teaching and learning for its own permanence, but the very process of living together educates. It enlarges and enlightens experience; it stimulates and enriches imagination; it creates responsibility for accuracy and vividness of statement and thought.
John Dewey
I don’t think that jazz, as any kind of an art form, has any permanence attached to it, apart from the practitioners of it.
Norman Granz
Yes, there is a Government of this changing world. The Government is not in the changing world. It is in the Realm of Permanence, and though the Realm of Permanence pervades this world of change, it cannot be seen by mortal eyes.
Harold Percival
The overwhelming pressure of mechanization evident in the newspaper and the magazine, has led to the creation of vast monopolies of communication. Their entrenched positions involve a continuous, systematic, ruthless destruction of elements of permanence essential to cultural activity.
Harold Innis
Repetition is the only form of permanence that Nature can achieve.
George Santayana
Act so that the effects of your actions are compatible with the permanence of genuine human life.
Hans Jonas
The same yesterday, today, and forever.
John Bunyan
Only the fairy tale equates changelessness with happiness…Permanence means paralysis and death. Only, in movement, with all its pain, is life.
Jacob Burckhardt
The greatness of the human personality begins at the hour of birth.
Maria Montessori
If you’re falling in love with several people, it’s really important to not just continue coasting in the relationships and start taking big steps towards permanence, especially before you’re going to meet someone’s family.
Chris Harrison
If you can’t write your message in a sentence, you can’t say it in an hour.
Dianna Daniels Booher
A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins.
Lord Byron
Priceless things matter not for their value, but because they offer us an enduring reminder of stability and permanence.
Barbara Taylor Bradford
The novelists of the nineteeth century had all the luck. They had a huge and easily pleased public and the world they surveyed had every appearance of permanence.
Susan Ertz
This concept that you refer to in Buddhism is something I’ve been nurtured with through the history of my country for 700, 800 years – Persian poets and philosophers haven’t said anything different with regard to experiencing life in the moment, as opposed to the belief of permanence.
Abbas Kiarostami
An hour of practice is worth five hours of foot-dragging.
Pancho Segura
There are moments when I think it will never end, that it will last indefinitely. It’s like the rain. Here the rain, like everything else, suggests permanence and eternity. I say to myself: it’s raining today and it’s going to rain tomorrow and the next day, the next week and the next century.
Elie Wiesel
The total disorder in the universe, as measured by the quantity that physicists call entropy, increases steadily over time. Also, the total order in the universe, as measured by the complexity and permanence of organized structures, also increases steadily over time.
Freeman Dyson
I participated with great honor in becoming one of the first to land on the moon, and now I am devoting and have devoted many years of my life to enabling Americans to lead international nations to permanence on the planet Mars.
Buzz Aldrin
The American middle class has always existed to reconcile the apparently irreconcilable: settled values with unsettled ones, social mobility with a sense of permanence.
Tom Junod
Government, in its very essence, is opposed to all increase in knowledge. Its tendency is always towards permanence and against change…[T]he progress of humanity, far from being the result of government, has been made entirely without its aid and in the face if its constant and bitter opposition.
H. L. Mencken
I believe the Palestinians have never indicated a willingness to meet our minimum requirements, which are recognition of Israel’s permanence and legitimacy as a Jewish state and end of claims and end of conflict.
Michael Oren
Real love, the Bible says, instinctively desires permanence.
Timothy Keller
There is no such thing as permanence at all. Everything is constantly changing. Everything is in a flux. Because you cannot face the impermanence of all relationships, you invent sentiments, romance, and dramatic emotions to give them certainty. Therefore you are always in conflict.
U.G. Krishnamurti
A man’s life is always dealing with permanence, that is the most dangerous kind of irresponsibility is to think of your doings as temporary.
Wendell Berry
A writer wants something more than money for his work: he wants permanence.
A. A. Milne
Like a house in the rain, books were havens of permanence and protection from whatever it was that as a child I needed protection from.
Frederick Buechner
We live in a world where great incompatibles co-exist: the human scale and the superhuman scale, stability and mobility, permanence and change, identity and anonymity, comprehensibility and universality.
Kenzo Tange
Things have a terrible permanence when people die.
Joyce Kilmer
There are no fixtures in nature. The universe is fluid and volatile. Permanence is but a word of degrees.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I give the moment permanence.
Manuel Alvarez Bravo
I’m very, very curious about how people live under the volcano, how they handle the permanence of danger.
Werner Herzog
Tom: If you love with kindness, even when you can’t love with permanence, you’ll deserve the one who’s worthy along that path for you.
Nora Roberts
In the country, without any interference from the law, the agricultural life favors the permanence of families.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is the logic of consumerism that undermines the values of loyalty and permanence and promotes a different set of values that is destructive of family life.
Christopher Lasch
The challenge to the improvisor is to get permanence into his spontaneity. The challenge to the composer is to get spontaneity into his permanence.
Barry Finnerty
The trash and litter of nature disappears into the ground with the passing of each year, but man’s litter has more permanence.
John Steinbeck
When I sleepwalk into your room, and pick you up, and hold you up in the moonlight, you cling to me hard, as if clinging could save us. I think you think I will never die, I think I exude to you the permanence of smoke or stars, even as my broken arms heal themselves around you.
Galway Kinnell
We are human, and nothing is more interesting to us than humanity. The appeal of literature is that it is so thoroughly a human thing — by, for and about human beings. If you lose that focus, you obviate the source of the power and permanence of literature.
M. H. Abrams
The hour of departure has arrived and we go our ways; I to die, and you to live. Which is better? Only God knows.
In our instinctive attachments, our fear of change, and our wish for certainty and permanence, we may undercut the impermanence which is our greatest strength, our most fundamental identity. Without impermanence, there is no process. The nature of life is change. All hope is based on process.
Rachel Naomi Remen
It is a mark of many famous people that they cannot part with their brightest hour.
Lillian Hellman
… I want to be one of those people who are always to be found at home, nice restful people whom everybody likes because they give a feeling of permanence to this rushing world.
Freya Stark
The destiny of the human race is to widen the gap separating it from the lower races of animals. Any code of morality which retains its permanence and authority after the conditions of existence which gave rise to it have changed, works against this upward progress of man.
Friedrich Nietzsche
We need to begin thinking about building permanence on the Red Planet, not just have voyagers do some experiments, plant a flag and claim success. Having them go there, repeat this, in my view, is dim-witted. Why not stay there?
Buzz Aldrin
But, indeed, the science of logic and the whole framework of philosophical thought men have kept since the days of Plato and Aristotle, has no more essential permanence as a final expression of the human mind, than the Scottish Longer Catechism.
George Herbert
We are at war between consciousness and nature, between the desire for permanence and the fact of flux. It is ourself against ourselves.
Alan Watts
Leaving the people and places you love, is a reminder of the impermanence of this life. And the permanence of the next.
Yasmin Mogahed
What we do may be small, but it has a certain character of permanence; and to have produced anything of the slightest permanent interest, whether it be a copy of verses or a geometrical theorem, is to have done something utterly beyond the powers of the vast majority of men.
G. H. Hardy
Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time.
John Ruskin
If you can adapt to and balance in a world that is always moving and unstable, you learn how to become tolerant to the permanence of change and difference.
B.K.S. Iyengar
Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacle s, discouragement s, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
Thomas Carlyle
No permanence is ours, we are a wave that flows to fit whatever form it finds.
Hermann Hesse
Women can do nothing that has permanence.
Selma Lagerlöf
A lot of my work is about questioning the stability and permanence of architecture, and, in turn, the stability of society.
Lebbeus Woods
The forty-four-hour week has no charm for me. I’m looking for a forty-hour day.
Nicholas Murray Butler
We must, then, apply the principle of Doubt to Civilization; we must doubt its necessity, its excellence, and its permanence.
Charles Fourier
Everything is in a process of change, nothing endures; we do not seek permanence.
Masatoshi Naito
Too busy with the crowded hour to fear to live or die.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I suggest that going to Mars means permanence on the planet – a mission by which we are building up a confidence level to become a two-planet species.
Buzz Aldrin