Self Contained Quotes

Self Contained Quotes by Aristotle, Don DeLillo, John Malkovich, Lewis Thomas, Lauren Oliver, Pam Brown and many others.

A life of wealth and many belongings is only a means to

A life of wealth and many belongings is only a means to happiness. Honor, power, and success cannot be happiness because they depend on the whims of others, and happiness should be self-contained, complete in itself.
World is supposed to mean something that’s self-contained. but nothing is self-contained.
Don DeLillo
My father could be very distancing. My clearest memory is of him squatting, watering plants for hours and hours at a time, completely silent. He was very self-contained; my mother was more outgoing and chatty and social. I’m certainly more like her.
John Malkovich
Viewed from the distance of the moon, the astonishing thing about the earth, catching the breath, is that it is alive. … It has the organized, self-contained look of a live creature, full of information, marvelously skilled in handling the sun
Lewis Thomas
But…books are so much more. Some of them are webs; you can feel your way along their threads, but just barely, into strange and dark corners. Some of them are balloons bobbing up through the sky: totally self-contained, and unreachable, but beautiful to watch. And some of them―the best ones―are doors.
Lauren Oliver
Human beings are drawn to cats because they are all we are not — self-contained, elegant in everything they do, relaxed, assured, glad of company, yet still possessing secret lives.
Pam Brown
Each energy calls for its complementary energy to achieve self-contained stability based on the play of energies.
Paul Klee
Do not desire, for what you desire you get, and with it comes terrible bondage. It is nothing but bringing “noses on us,” as in the case of the man who had three boons to ask. We never get freedom until we are self-contained. “Self is the Saviour of self, none else.”
Swami Vivekananda
The thing about living in a village at the foot of a mountain is that the world for you becomes, without thinking about it, self-contained. People are of two kinds, really: from the Valley, and from Elsewhere.
Henry Louis Gates
With this kind of camera-phone madness we have got, moments are diluted into self-contained edited experiences.
Doc Brown
For me, I work very self-contained. It’s literally just me sitting in a room doing it until the very end of the process when other musicians come in and instruments are recorded.
Steven Price
Phoebe Marks was a person who never lost her individuality. Silent and self-contained, she seemed to hold herself within herself, and take no colour from the outer world.
Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Jordan Ruddes does [have a home studio], but it’s all self-contained. I’ll be the only guy with a fully built recording studio. So they’ll have to come to me.
John Petrucci
Negro producers, Negro distributors, Negro consumers! The world of Negroes can be self contained. We desire earnestly to deal with the rest of the world, but if the rest of the world desire not, we seek not
Marcus Garvey
Our weavings in the cosmic web are not self-contained. Rather, they are part of the design of our collective humanity.
Lisa Hunt
I love doing stand-up. It’s so self-contained – you go there, you do it, you go home – but with telly, there are too many people involved with it with opinions. You have a product, and everyone wants to change it.
Jo Brand
Since the songs were written over a five-year period, I think these are little snapshots. Some people call it political or topical, but I think each song is self-contained. I think it fits together as a picture of the last half-decade of time.
Conor Oberst
The boundary condition of the universe is that it has no boundary.
Stephen Hawking
I have amazing collaborators as well, but I want to learn more and be a self-contained unit.
FKA twigs
If it is man’s privilege to be independent, it is equally his duty to be inter – dependent.
Mahatma Gandhi
Write about small, self-contained incidents that are still vivid in your memory. If you remember them, it’s because they contain a larger truth that your readers will recognize in their own lives. Think small and you’ll wind up finding the big themes in your family saga.
William Zinsser
[Maigret] is terribly self-contained, not that I would ever wish him to be any more comic, particularly, but in the second film we’ve made you see he’s a little more ironic from time to time. But as I say, that’s just work in progress.
Rowan Atkinson
God is all-full. He is self-contained. He is eternal satisfaction.
To make a record requires a strategy; it’s not just throwing somebody in the studio and seeing how it goes. Some artists are self-contained, but they still need advice about producers and collaborations and single choice. They need an army and a perspective and creative friction, because nobody has all the ideas.
Tom Corson
A certain kind of shittiness, a certain kind of stagnation, a certain kind of darkness, goes on propagating itself by its own power in its own self-contained cycle. And once it passes a certain point, no one can stop it-even if the person himself wants to stop it.
Haruki Murakami
The family should be a closely knit group. The home should be a self-contained shelter of security; a kind of school where life’s basic lessons are taught; and a kind of church where God is honored; a place where wholesome recreation and simple pleasures are enjoyed.
Billy Graham
As a human being Plato mingles regal, exclusive, and self-contained features with melancholy compassion.
Friedrich Nietzsche
It is the transcendent (or ‘abstract’ or ‘self-contained’) nature of music that the new so called concretism–Pop Art, eighteen-hour slices-of-reality films, musique concrete–opposes. But instead of bringing art and reality closer together, the new movement merely thins out the distinction.
Igor Stravinsky
A country whose culture is based on nonviolence will find it necessary to have every home as much self-contained as possible.
Mahatma Gandhi
When you look at your freelance career, it’s really like a mall. And if you look at a mall, it’s a self-contained system that has a flow and logic to it. You’ll probably have one or two really bigger jobs, those are like your anchor stores.
Chris Hardwick
Writers seldom choose as friends those self-contained characters who are never in trouble, never unhappy or ill, never make mistakes, and always count their change when it is handed to them.
Catherine Drinker Bowen
If we were to focus our attention on one particular problem and neglect the others, we would fail to see the true scope of our current global issues. The changes made in that form of thinking are limited and self-contained.
Ian Somerhalder