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"The abyss is full of reality, the abyss experiences itself, the abyss is alive." - Denis Johnson

"Poetry...the deepest abyss of infinity." - Sally-Ann Roberts

"The human soul is an abyss" - Fernando Pessoa

"The truth is always an abyss." - Franz Kafka

"Love guards the heart from the abyss." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"I myself am an absolute abyss." - Antonin Artaud

"She felt the abyss of disenchantment." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"The universe is a philosophical abyss." - Kedar Joshi

"When you stare into an abyss for a long time, the abyss also stares into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"When you stare into the abyss the abyss stares back at you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"If you stare into the Abyss long enough the Abyss stares back at you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The mind creates the abyss, and the heart crosses it." - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"Abyss-mongering makes professors and poets feel daring." - Mason Cooley

"Life is a flimsy branch over an abyss." - Henning Mankell

"The Way is empty, yet inexhaustible, like an abyss!" - Laozi

"Cities are the abyss of the human species." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"One cannot cross an abyss in two jumps." - David Lloyd George

"Everything, alas, is an abyss, actions, desires, dreams, words!" - Charles Baudelaire

"Everything, alas, is an abyss, ? actions, desires, dreams, words!" - Charles Baudelaire

"When you gaze long into the Abyss of Sustainability, the Abyss of Sustainability also gazes into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"It is because I dove into the abyss that I am beginning to love the abyss I am made of." - Clarice Lispector

"Every month, it is woman's fate to face the abyss of time and being, the abyss which is herself." - Camille Paglia

"We come from a dark abyss, we end in a dark abyss, and we call the luminous interval life." - Nikos Kazantzakis

"He who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself; and if you gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Man looks in the abyss, there's nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss." - Hal Holbrook

"We know nothing in reality; for truth lies in an abyss." - Democritus

"On the top of each peak you are on the edge of the abyss" - Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

"Punctilious abyss, the yawn of space Come once a day to suffocate the sight." - Allen Tate

"There are no words to express the abyss between isolation and having one ally." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Into this wild abyss, The womb of Nature and perhaps her grave." - John Milton

"Managing innovation better may be the only way out of the abyss called commodity hell." - Jeffrey R Immelt

"Books-they weren't ladders out of the abyss, but they were companions." - John Green

"When you look into the abyss, it's not supposed to wave back." - Terry Pratchett

"Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death." - Elon Musk

"We did not touch each other. We were both leaning over the abyss." - Anais Nin

"If you become involved with me, you will be throwing yourself into the abyss." - Franz Kafka

"Days, months, years fly away, and irrecoverably sink in the abyss of time." - Jean De La Bruyere

"Who falls from all he knows of bliss, Cares little into what abyss." - Lord Byron

"Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing." - Thomas Huxley

"The woman had looked into the abyss and then walked out across it." - Stephen King

"He unwittingly takes a false step and plunges into the abyss." - Paulo Coelho

"Art is what remains of religion: the dance above the yawning abyss." - Octavio Paz

"Beyond is all abyss, eternity, whose end no eye can reach." - John Milton

"My abyss speaks, I have turned my ultimate depth into light!" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Genius is the true mystery, and at its edge-the abyss." - Guillermo Del Toro

"[death]...the abyss from where no traveler is permitted to return" - George Washington

"All roads lead to the earth; the abyss leads to God. Jump!" - Nikos Kazantzakis

"A photograph offers us a glimpse into the abyss of time." - John Updike

"For every seeing soul, there are two absorbing facts - I, and the abyss." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The mind creates the abyss. The heart crosses over it. Love is the bridge." - Stephen Levine

"You're closer to your glory leaping an abyss than re-upholstering a rut." - James Broughton

"Time softly there Laughs through the abyss of radiance with the gods." - William Vaughn Moody

"[History is] a damn dim candle over a damn dark abyss." - W. Stull Holt

"under a Sword of Damocles ... on a tightrope over the abyss." - Andrei Gromyko

"When you look into the abyss, it's not supposed to wave back." - Terry Pratchett

"Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself." - Franz Kafka

"Go back to the abyss! Fall into nothingness that awaits you and your master!" - J R R Tolkien

"And if you are not a bird, then beware of coming to rest above an abyss." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Truth! Truth! Truth! crieth the Lord of the Abyss of Hallucinations" - Aleister Crowley

"Man is a rope, tied between beast and Superman-a rope over an abyss." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"He drove his mind into the abyss where poetry is written." - George Orwell

"Hark! o'er the dread abyss the sea-bird screams- The rocks resound-again the lightning gleams!" - John Ramsay

"The world may end up under a Sword of Damocles on a tightrope over the abyss." - Andrei A Gromyko

"The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination." - H P Lovecraft

"To leap across an abyss, one is better served by faith than doubt." - William James

"And I definitely gravitate toward people who use laughter to pull themselves out of the abyss." - Lea Thompson

"We are at the edge of an abyss and we're close to being irrevocably lost." - David R Brower

"Man is an abyss, and I turn giddy when I look down into it." - Georg Buchner

"The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into the abyss of time." - John Playfair

"Battle not with Hello Kitty lest ye become Hello Kitty; and if you gaze into the abyss the abyss gazes into you with huge eyes and a helpless disposition." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Whoever battles with monsters had better see that it does not turn him into a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"He who fights against monsters should see to it that he does not become a monster in the process. And when you stare persistently into an abyss, the abyss also stares into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"We have an evolutionary revulsion from slime, the site of our biologic origins. Every month, it is woman's fate to face the abyss of time and being, the abyss which is herself." - Camille Paglia

"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Whoever fights with monsters should see to it that he does not become one himself. And when you stare for a long time into an abyss, the abyss stares back into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once wrote that when you look into the darkness of the abyss the abyss looks into you. Probably no other line or thought more inspires or informs my work." - Michael Connelly

"What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we cannot cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?" - Thomas Merton

"We run heedlessly into the abyss after putting something in front of us to stop us from seeing it." - Blaise Pascal

"I look into my heart and see the abyss looking back at me.' 'I won't let you fall." - Nalini Singh

"We live in such constant nearness to the abyss of past time that the moment is endlessly sucked into." - John Jeremiah Sullivan

"Nothing can throw thee into the infernal abyss so much as this detested word - heed well! - this mine and thine." - Angelus Silesius

"This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering its a feather bed." - Terence Mckenna

"When the superficial wearies me, it wearies me so much that I need an abyss in order to rest." - Antonio Porchia

"In retrospect, each of the steps toward this abyss seemed irrevocable, and yet they had all been so small!" - James Blish

"The vitality that can stand the abyss of meaninglessness is aware of a hidden meaning within the destruction of meaning." - Paul Tillich

"Irrespective of any external, regulatory force, our capacity for feeling is in itself an insatiable and bottomless abyss." - Emile Durkheim

"An abyss seems to have opened between the intellectual cosmopolites of culture and the people, hungry for word and meaning." - Meridel Le Sueur

"Hope knows no fear. Hope dares to blossom even inside the abysmal abyss. Hope secretly feeds and strengthens promise." - Sri Chinmoy

"I want to write something that makes it easy for young people to look right into the abyss." - Dave Mustaine

"If you've just stared into the abyss, quickly forget it: the lessons of history can only hold you back." - Seth Klarman

"I was watching souls going down into the abyss as thick and fast as snowflakes falling in the winter mist." - Benedict Joseph Labre

"The heart of a mother is deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always discover forgiveness." - Honore De Balzac

"vitality that can stand the abyss of meaninglessness is aware of a hidden meaning within the destruction of meaning." - Paul Tillich

"There comes a time when people get tired of being plunged into the abyss of exploitation and nagging injustice." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness." - Honore De Balzac

"I am fond of them, of the inferior beings of the abyss, of those who are full of longing." - Richard Wagner

"One mustn't look at the abyss, because there is at the bottom an inexpressible charm which attracts us." - Gustave Flaubert

"Movies like 'The Abyss' and 'Jaws' make people think the ocean is threatening. It's not. It's very tranquil." - Graham Hawkes

"God gave the sea the danger and the abyss, but it was in it that He mirrored the sky." - Fernando Pessoa

"Even if a minefield or the abyss should lie before me, I will march straight ahead without looking back." - Zhu Rongji

"Voluptuaries, consumed by their senses, always begin by flinging themselves with a great display of frenzy into an abyss. But they survive, they come to the surface again. And they develop a routine of the abyss: It's four o clock. At five I have my abyss..." - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

"Voluptuaries, consumed by their senses, always begin by flinging themselves with a great display of frenzy into an abyss. But they survive, they come to the surface again. And they develop a routine of the abyss: It's four o'clock... At five I have my abyss." - Colette

"Deconstruction seems to offer a way out of the closure of knowledge. By inaugurating the open-ended indefiniteness of textuality-by thus 'placing in the abyss' (mettre en abime), as the French expression would literally have it-it shows us the lure of the abyss as freedom. The fall into the abyss of deconstruction inspires us with as much pleasure as fear. We are intoxicated with the prospect of never hitting bottom" - Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

"Hypocrisy can plunge the mind of a man into a dark abyss, when he believes his own self-flattery instead of God's verdict." - John Calvin

"By his very success in inventing labor-saving devices, modern man has manufactured an abyss of boredom that only the privileged classes in earlier civilizations have ever fathomed." - Lewis Mumford

"[Should Britain fail, then the entire world would] sink into the abyss of a new dark age made more sinister ... by the lights of perverted science." - Winston Churchill

"I urge you to spend your youth profitably in study and virtue.... In brief, let me see in you an abyss of knowledge." - Francois Rabelais

"There is only One Being who can satisfy the last aching abyss of the human heart, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ." - Oswald Chambers

"But if you peeled away the ornamental egos that she had built, there was only an abyss of nothingness and the intense thirst that came with it." - Haruki Murakami

"If you die, Lily ... I'll steal your soul and take you to the Abyss, where I will keep you in my magical dungeon so you can never escape." - Nalini Singh

"In each man's heart there lies a hole. A dark abyss of need, the filling of which takes precedence over all else." - Kate Morton

"I suppose love is never a sure thing, no matter what words are spoken. Love requires a leap of faith into the abyss, every time." - Tammara Webber

"The connection between our knowledge and the abyss of being is still real, and the explication must be not less magnificent." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Who heeds the waste abyss of possibility? The ocean is everywhere the same, but it has no character until seen with the shore or the ship." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The new statement is always hated by the old, and, to those dwelling in the old, comes like an abyss of skepticism." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"O abyss! O eternal Godhead! O deep sea! What more could you have given me than the gift of your very self?" - St. Catherine of Siena

"Do you fear death? Do you fear that dark abyss? All your deeds laid bare. All your sins punished. I can offer you...an escape." - Davy Jones

"The day after that wedding night I found that a distance of a thousand miles, abyss and discovery and irremediable metamorphosis, separated me from the day before." - Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

"I believe that were it not for the Holy Mass, as of this moment the world would be in the abyss." - Leonard of Port Maurice

"The abyss you stare into and that stares back at you is your reflection in the mirror - we all have it - that shadow self - that dark heart..." - John M. Geddes

"There is a pain so utter, it swallows being up; The covers the abyss with a trance So memory can step around, across, upon it." - Emily Dickinson

"It doesn't require much for misfortune to strike in the King's Gambit - one incautious move, and Black can be on the edge of the abyss." - Anatoly Karpov

"In the face of horror ... there is no other answer than the cross of Christ: Love that descends to the abyss of evil." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"Meditation gives you the wherewithal to pause, observe how easily the mind can exaggerate the severity of a setback, and resist getting drawn into the abyss." - Richard Davidson

"We build our character as a carapace to keep away the fear of the abyss. That's what our character is for." - Sebastian Horsley

"I deny that either singers or conductors can create or work creatively - this, as I have always said, is a conception that leads to the abyss." - Giuseppe Verdi

"The abyss you stare into and that stares back at you is your reflection in the mirror - we all have it - that shadow self - that dark heart..." - John J. Geddes

"Every period of time is a sphinx that throws itself into the abyss as soon as its riddle has been solved." - Heinrich Heine

"...throw roses into the abyss and say: 'here is my thanks to the monster who didn't succeed in swallowing me alive." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I felt as if I were riding a pendulum. Just as I would swing into the abyss of hopelessness, the pendulum would swing back with some small goodness." - Ruta Sepetys

"Silence! Oh, well are Death and Sleep and Thou Three brethren named, the guardians gloomy-winged, Of one abyss, where life and truth and joy Are swallowed up." - Percy Bysshe Shelley

"O Conscience, into what abyss of fears And horrors hast thou driven me, out of which I find no way, from deep to deeper plunged." - John Milton

"Thoughts are like an open ocean, they can either move you forward within its waves, or sink you under deep into its abyss." - Anthony Liccione

"There comes a time when the cup of endurance runs over, and men are no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The only way to escape the abyss is to look at it, gauge it, sound it out and descend into it." - Cesare Pavese

"Boredom rests upon the nothingness that winds its way through existence; its giddiness, like that which comes from gazing down into an infinite abyss, is infinite." - Soren Kierkegaard

"For as long as I am alive, I will not rest in my desire to lead my people out of an abyss of corruption and poverty." - Fawzia Koofi

"I have fallen into an abyss. I live in a world so curious, so strange. Of the dream that was my life, this is my nightmare." - Camille Claudel

"But however close we sometimes seem to that dark and final abyss, let no man of peace and freedom despair. For he does not stand alone." - John F Kennedy

"When I see a head from a great distance, it ceases to be a sphere and becomes an extreme confusion falling down into the abyss." - Alberto Giacometti

"In sex, man is driven into the very abyss which he flees. He makes a voyage to non-being and back." - Camille Paglia

"Oh you who have been removed from God in his solitude by the abyss of time, how can you expect to reach him without dying?" - Mansur Al-Hallaj

"O Conscience, into what abyss of fears And horrors hast thou driven me, out of which I find no way, from deep to deeper plunged." - John Milton



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