Rather - Quotes


I have always wanted to be loved by someone in the way that you loved me. And I would rather have those memories than any future where I destroy them.

The Vampire Diaries (movie)

Given the choice between accomplishing something and just lying around, I`d rather lie around. No contest.

Eric Clapton

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.

Hugh Downs

The nature of how we are as human beings is that we`re much more interested in being critical rather than praising something.

Ellie Goulding

When you`ve reached a certain point of your life, there are people out there waiting to see you fall, but rather than let gravity take you down, sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands... and fly.

Justin Drew Bieber

The religious reply to the moral sceptic`s question, `Why should I behave in such-and-such a way?` is simply `Because God requires it of you.` But this is merely a polite way of saying, `Because you`ll be punished if you don`t. [...] But a threat is never a logical justification for acting one way rather than another. If there exists a deity with the punitive vengefulness of the Judaeo-Christian variety, then it might be prudent to obey it, and thus avoid the flames of hell; but the threat of punishment is not a principled reason for obedience.

A. C. Grayling

Secular people don`t believe in life after death, but rather, they believe in life before death.

Phil Zuckerman

I`d rather be a hammer than a nail.

Simon and Garfunkel

Is not primarily our physical selves that limit us but rather our mindset about our physical limits.

Ellen J. Langer

We are stories, contained within the twenty complicated centimeters behind our eyes, lines drawn by traces left by the (re)mingling together of things in the world, and oriented toward predicting events in the future, toward the direction of increasing entropy, in a rather particular corner of this immense, chaotic universe.

Carlo Rovelli

Our fear of death seems to me to be an error of evolution. Many animals react instinctively with terror and flight at the approach of a predator. It is a healthy reaction, one that allows them to escape from danger. But it`s a terror that lasts an instant, not something that remains with them constantly. Natural selection has produced these big apes with hypertrophic frontal lobes, with an exaggerated ability to predict the future. It`s a prerogative that`s certainly useful but one that has placed before us a vision of our inevitable death, and this triggers the instinct of terror and flight. Basically, I believe that the fear of death is the result of an accidental and clumsy interference between two distinct evolutionary pressures - the product of bad automatic connections in our brain rather than something that has any use or meaning.

Carlo Rovelli

From the moment we are born we are presented with absolute facts rather than situated ones. We aren`t taught that distinctions such as young and old or healthy and unhealthy are social constructions and that their meaning depends on context. We are conditioned to learn about and see the world as a set of facts, such as 1 + 1 = 2. The world is far more subtle than such facts allow, and we should have learned that 1 + 1=2 only if we are using the base 10 number system, but that it equals 10 if the number system is base 2, and that 1 + 1 = 1 if we are adding one wad of chewing gum to one wad of chewing gum.

Ellen J. Langer

I never saw a purple cow,
I never hope to see one;
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I`d rather see than be one!

Frank Gelett Burgess

I`d rather be a few pounds heavier and enjoy life than be worried all the time.

Drew Barrymore

Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible.

Cherie Carter-Scott


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