Otherness Quotes

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  • I'm often asked the same question: What in your work comes from your own culture? As if I have a recipe and I can actually isolate the Arab ingredient, the woman ingredient, the Palestinian ingredient. People often expect tidy definitions of otherness, as if identity is something fixed and easily definable.

  • It's simple ... go the extra mile and you will stand out from the crowd

  • The first impression of a work of art is its otherness from reality.

  • The pursuit of otherness, the sense that we are somehow different than our brothers and sisters, no matter where we find them, allows for all the other great evils: racism, sexism, homophobia, violence against gay people and against women.

    Brother   Gay   Racism  
  • Eroticism is first and foremost a thirst for otherness. And the supernatural is the supreme otherness. This is perhaps the most noble aim of poetry, to attach ourselves to the world around us, to turn desire into love, to embrace, finally what always evades us, what is beyond, but what is always there – the unspoken, the spirit, the soul.

    Soul   Desire   Noble  
  • I think that it's insidious to be spending more of your time reflecting and talking about panels, and talking more and more in smart ways about your otherness, rather than doing the hard work of your job.

    Jobs   Smart   Hard Work  
    "Mindy Kaling On Refusing To Be An Outsider And Sexism On Set". www.wbur.org. October 16, 2014.
  • Through itself the soul arrives at all harmony that is perceptible in otherness-just as through what is internal the soul arrives at what is external.

  • Mother of otherness, Eat me.

    Sylvia Plath (2015). “Collected Poems”, Faber & Faber
  • Any ideas of “other” are complicated, and otherness is relative to personal ideas of “normal.”

    "Meshell Ndegeocello And Toshi Reagon Discuss Civil Rights, A Modern Day Civil War, And More". Interview with Toshi Reagon, www.huffingtonpost.com. February 14, 2012.
  • Death, like the quintessence of otherness, is for others.

  • All human beings have their otherness and it is that which cries out to the heart.

    Heart   Empathy   Cry  
    Elizabeth Goudge (2012). “The White Witch”, p.427, Hachette UK
  • In a world such as ours, where we have to cross the great divide of otherness or we will not survive, love is perhaps the most critical aspect that is there in our humanity, to both activate and to practice.

    "Soul Speaking and Truth Telling: A Conversation with Jean Houston". Interview with Maranda Pleasant, www.awaken.com. August 23, 2013.
  • In the Spirit which draws us into honest engagement with one another, including those who may be very different from us in various ways, God calls us to wake up and learn how to love and respect one another, period.

    Love   God   Respect  
  • Ever since the Evil Empire turned out to be a collection of third-world countries, Americans aligned on the far right have tried to cast gay men and lesbians as the new enemy, calculating deviants seducing the nation's young, anti-Avon ladies selling sodomy door-to-door. This simply won't wash. Just as seeing the Russians up close and personal on television humanized them, so seeing the lesbian grandmother of two little girls wearing her gold medal with pride makes the notion of otherness, much less deviance, silly and ignorant.

    Girl   Country   Silly  
  • I think as women, you know, if you are considered a pioneer in these things, you can get really distracted by these other things - you know, people's demands of you reflecting on your otherness. And for this white critic to say, "I don't understand why she doesn't do that" - and you're like, "It's because I'm running a show on a major network and I want the show to continue" - and to sort of guilt me.

    "Mindy Kaling On Refusing To Be An Outsider And Sexism On Set". www.wbur.org. October 16, 2014.
  • The famous saying 'God is love', it is generally assumed, means that God is like our immediate emotional indulgence, not that the meaning of love ought to have something of the 'otherness' and terror of God

    Love   Mean   Emotional  
    Charles Williams (2016). “He Came Down From Heaven”, p.11, Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • One of the age-old truths about love is that while it offers unparalleled opportunities for union and the lifting of ego boundaries, it also washes us up on the shores of the loved one's otherness. Sooner or later, love makes us feel inescapably separate.

    Love   Opportunity   Ego  
    Mark Epstein (2006). “Open to Desire: The Truth About What the Buddha Taught”, p.58, Penguin
  • She always had that about her, that look of otherness, of eyes that see things much too far, and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the world.

    Eye   Thoughtful   Looks  
    Joanne Harris (2009). “The Girl with No Shadow: A Novel”, p.28, Harper Collins
  • To be enlightened is to be aware, always, of total reality in its immanent otherness - to be aware of it and yet remain in a condition to survive as an animal. Our goal is to discover that we have always been where we ought to be. Unhappily we make the task exceedingly difficult for ourselves.

    Animal   Reality   Goal  
    Aldous Huxley (2002). “Complete Essays: 1939-1956”, Ivan R Dee
  • The planet is populated by human beings, of which there are only two sexes, and the role of the writer is to explore otherness, other realities. So the idea of a man exploring what it's like to be a woman doesn't strike me as being that wild or crazy an idea.

    Sex   Crazy   Men  
    Source: www.avclub.com
  • Pack the one bag. Unpack it, pack it, unpack it, pack it: passeport, ticket, book, taxi, airport, check-in, beer, announcement, stairs, airplane, fasten seat-belt, air born, flight, rocking, sun, stars, space, hips of strolling stewardesses, read, sleep, clouds, falling engine speed, descent, circling, touch down, earth, unfasten seat-belt, stairs, airport, immunization book, visa, customs, questions, taxi, streets, houses, people, hotel, key, room, stuffiness, thirst, otherness, foreignness, loneliness, fatigue, life.

    Stars   Loneliness   Book  
  • When each thing is unique in itself, there can be no comparison made.... There is only this strange recognition of present otherness.

    D. H. Lawrence, Michael Herbert (1988). “Reflections on the Death of a Porcupine and Other Essays”, p.80, Cambridge University Press
  • I think that is something that I always like in my work - the sense of inclusion rather than the sense of otherness.

  • And sometimes it's the very otherness of a stranger, someone who doesn't belong to our ethnic or ideological or religious group, an otherness that can repel us initially, but which can jerk us out of our habitual selfishness, and give us intonations of that sacred otherness, which is God.

    "Now" with Bill Moyers, www.pbs.org.
  • I stood willingly and gladly in the characters of everything - other people, trees, clouds. And this is what I learned, that the world's otherness is antidote to confusion - that standing within this otherness - the beauty and the mystery of the world, out in the fields or deep inside books - can re-dignify the worst-stung heart.

    Book   Heart   Character  
    Mary Oliver (2016). “Upstream: Selected Essays”, p.14, Penguin
  • The childlike, gum-chewing naivete, the glamour rooted in despair, the self-admiring carelessness, the perfected otherness, the wispiness, the shadowy, voyeuristic, vaguely sinister aura, the pale, soft-spoken magical presence, the skin and bones . . .

    Self   Despair   Skins  
    Andy Warhol (2014). “The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again”, p.23, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Many of our attempts to understand Christian faith have only cheapened it. I can no more understand the totality of God than the pancake I made for breakfast understands the complexity of me. The little we do understand, that grain of sand our minds are capable of grasping, those ideas such as God is good, God feels, God loves, God knows all, are enough to keep our hearts dwelling on His majesty and otherness forever.

    Christian   Heart   Ideas  
    Donald Miller (2007). “Miller 3-in-1: Blue Like Jazz, Through Painted Deserts, Searching for God”, p.117, Thomas Nelson Inc
  • By seeing the otherness in that which is most unfamiliar, we can learn to see it too in that which at first seemed merely ordinary. If wilderness can do this - if it can help us perceive and respect a nature we had forgotten to recognize as natural - then it will become part of the solution to our environmental dilemmas rather than part of the problem.

  • Fear is so fundamental to the human condition that all the great spiritual traditions originate in an effort to overcome its effects on our lives. With different words, they all proclaim the same core message: "Be not afraid." Though the traditions vary widely in the ways they propose to take us beyond fear, all hold out the same hope: we can escape fear's paralysis and enter a state of grace where encounters with otherness will not threaten us but will enrich our work and our lives.

    Spiritual   Fear   Effort  
    Parker J. Palmer (2012). “The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life”, p.58, John Wiley & Sons
  • Humans are tuned for relationship. The eyes, the skin, the tongue, ears, and nostrils-all are gates where our body receives the nourishment of otherness.

    Eye   Skins   Ears  
    David Abram (2012). “The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World”, p.9, Vintage
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