Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.


Here are my strong reservations about the wave of computer networks. They isolate us from one another and cheapen the meaning of actual experience. They work against literacy and creativity. They undercut our schools and libraries.

Clifford Stoll

If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?

Chuck Palahniuk

You know, the one with all the well meaning rules that don't work out in real life, uh, Christianity.

Matt Groening

When a symbol unmoors itself from what it symbolizes, it loses meaning. It becomes ineffective.

Arundhati Roy

The most decisive actions of our life -- I mean those that are most likely to decide the whole course of our future -- are, more often than not, unconsidered.

Andre Gide

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.

Carl Jung

Oh! don't use big words. They mean so little.

Oscar Wilde

Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president.

Theodore Roosevelt

There are tones of voices that mean more than words.

Robert Frost

My meaning in saying he is a good man, is to have you understand me that he is sufficient.

William Shakespeare

Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.

Horace Mann

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.


Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm but the harm does not interest them.

T. S. Eliot

It is impossible to say just what I mean!

T. S. Eliot

Could anything be absurder than a man? The animal who knows everything about himself - except why he was born and the meaning of his unique existence.

Storm Jameson

Aren't we forgeting the true meaning of Christmas? You know, the birth of Santa.

Matt Groening

When I say I believe in a square deal i do not mean ... to give every man the best hand. If the cards do not come to any man, or if they do come, and he has not got the power to play them, that is his affair. All I mean is that there shall be no crookedness in the dealing.

Theodore Roosevelt

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

Benjamin Franklin

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?

Charles M. Schulz

Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.

Les Brown

We have not seen great things done in our time except by those who have been considered mean; the rest have failed.

Niccolo Machiavelli

The spiritual meaning of love is measured by what it can do. Love is meant to heal. Love is meant to renew. Love is meant to bring us closer to God.

Deepak Chopra

I'm not a mean player. You'll notice I never pick on a player who has a number above 30.

Mike Ditka

The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress.


What the superior man seeks is in himself. What the mean man seeks is in others.


Grammar, perfectly understood, enables us not only to express our meaning fully and clearly, but so to express it as to enable us to defy the ingenuity of man to give to our words any other meaning than that which we ourselves intend them to express.

William Cobbett

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

Albert Camus

If, after all, men cannot always make history have meaning, they can always act so that their own lives have one.

Albert Camus

A hundred objective measurements didn't sum the worth of a garden; only the delight of its users did that. Only the use made it mean something.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Sometimes people do things that hurt and it's not because they mean to. They just do. It doesn't necessarily have anything to do with you, but you end up hurt because of it.

Randy K. Milholland

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.

Thomas A. Edison

I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'.

Bob Newhart

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.

Hermann Hesse

Sex is. There is nothing more to be done about it. Sex builds no roads, writes no novels and sex certainly gives no meaning to anything in life but itself.

Gore Vidal

Opinions mean nothing; they may be beautiful or ugly, clever or foolish, anyone can embrace or reject them.

Hermann Hesse

James, you ought to discover some day that words have an exact meaning.

Ayn Rand

Laws are a dead letter without courts to expound and define their true meaning and operation.

Alexander Hamilton

Just because you are blind, and unable to see my beauty doesn't mean it does not exist.

Margaret Cho

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.

Hannah Arendt

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.

John Erskine

Discouraged work seekers decreased by 512 000, meaning more people looked for work.

Liz Gavin

While a few places failed, that doesn't mean other places won't fail in the future.

Wayne Clough

The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy - I mean that if you are happy you will be good.

Bertrand Russell

I don't see anybody who can beat us when we play our best. Does that mean we'll win state? Only time will tell.

Steve Segadelli

The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life.

Robert Penn Warren

Tradition does not mean that the living are dead, it means that the dead are living.

Harold Macmillan

I wish I had a better answer than ? I don't know. I really don't. We'll have to see what happens. I mean, from what I understand, it's a very huge project. There's everything behind it. It's got everything going for it. We'll have to see.

Tom Welling

It's hard to believe. When you hear a name like Rick or Janet Gretzky, I mean, you have to wonder, how could she be involved.

Wade Belak

The premier didn't mean to say that there would be national elections for senators this fall. He clarified (to me) that there would be discussions this fall on Senate elections.

Marisa Etmanski

He is a complete goof and so stylish, I mean everything about Franz is about chic, it doesn't really matter if there's peace in Bosnia as much as if they're beautifully dressed at the peace table.

Martin Short

We could've put it away, but they're a good team. I mean, they fight. They're not going to give up their home court.

Doug Greseth

Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself.

W. R. Inge

Our lives are the only meaningful expression of what we believe and in Whom we believe. And the only real wealth, for any of us, lies in our faith.

Gordon B. Hinckley

It's a big mistake not to label China if the U.S. law has any meaning. They are still intervening massively to keep their currency from rising. I don't see how you can not define that as manipulation.

C. Fred Bergsten

I'd like to have it. I know it doesn't mean much but it's nice to tell recruits.

Andy Jackson

People are more self-consciously Islamic but it doesn't mean anyone is saying ... we should make Indonesia an Islamic state.

Greg Fealy

He's got a history of playing the game the right way and he's gonna mean as much to us in our clubhouse as he does on the field. He had a chance to earn a spot on the big-league club. It didn't work out and we're glad to have him.

Danny Sheaffer

Just because you love someone doesn't mean you have to be involved with them. Love is not a bandage to cover wounds.

Hugh Elliott

For the local economy, it would mean almost immediate inflationary and economic growth risks, and would require a cautious response from the monetary authorities.

Goolam Ballim

It's a little gross to put yourself in every song. I mean, how interesting do people really think you are?

Jakob Dylan

I just hope our fans come out to see us. The fact that I'm going to be playing my last game soon has affected me a lot. Especially after the 'CI.' I can't tell you how much it would mean to win this regional.

Shanté Collins

The word 'meaningful' when used today is nearly always meaningless.

Paul Johnson

Whether we reach 1.7 percent this year does not really have much meaning.

Heizo Takenaka

How many husbands have I had? You mean apart from my own?

Zsa Zsa Gabor

The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.

Philip K. Dick

Talking to people who attend U.N. meetings does not mean the one is talking about U.N. matters. You can meet people who may be talking about developing markets in their countries.

Seth Goldschlager

Always be sincere, whether you mean it or not.


We want to develop a battery that has a graceful failure - meaning that if it's damaged, it won't cause other problems. We have to understand how batteries fail and why they fail.

Dan Doughty

I mean, things have to fall into place and you have to be very lucky, but I'll tell you, to a man, I don't think there was any doubt that we weren't going to score on the last drive.

Allan Johnson

I'll buy that [we're better], ... That doesn't mean we'll win 105 games. A lot of teams got better. But, yeah, we could be a better team.

Ray King

Hispanic people do business here, ... That doesn't mean we're doing anything illegal.

Carlos Perez

Disbursed means the contracts have been signed. That doesn't mean the money has actually arrived.

Carine Roenen

We had a lot of chatter and there were no attacks, ... Now that there's no chatter -- does that mean there will be no attack, or is there something else we should be concerned about? I don't think we have enough information to conclude what it means.

C. David Heymann

If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.

Abigail Adams

What Christ gives us is quite explicit if his own words are interpreted according to their Aramaic meaning. The expression 'This is my Body' means this is myself.

Karl Rahner

I mean the Americans in a funny way see themselves as an ongoing chosen race - it was the Jews and now it's the great American dream.

Bruce Kent

Everybody on Medicare needs to sit down and say, 'What does this mean to me?' You can't just blow it off.

David Grant

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.

Bill Hicks

I wouldn't think they were very sincere. I mean they all pleaded not guilty. They all made deliberate steps to hide what they did.

Derrick Berry

It is immensely imperative (for us to win). If we can win (today) then (Thursday's) game doesn't mean as much.

Vic Alkire

I'm glad they don't know the score of Dominion's games. They don't mean anything.

Tim Churchill

It wasn't just my stomach that was bloated, my whole entire body. I was like the Pillsbury Dough Boy -- I mean, I was puffed up.

Katie Barrett

The gesture, albeit insulting, had no sexual meaning, did not appeal to anyone's prurient interest, and did not create a public disturbance or breach of the peace.

Harlan Stone

Just be careful. I mean, I can't believe that someone would just go out, get these checks out of your statement, and just write checks and people cash them. It's unbelievable.

Valerie Hill

I mean you looked at me, and you could tell something was wrong. But I also lied through my teeth. Because you don't want to say the wrong thing, or the bad thing -- the thing that's going to make your life more complicated. You just want to say everything is fine.

Jamie Silverstein

If we have a chance of succeeding and bringing stability and democracy to Iraq, it will mean learning from our mistakes, not denying them and not ignoring them.

Carl Levin

Yuppies don't have loyalty. They have useful relationships and meaningful encounters.

William Kristol

Of course there are concerns. You'd have the same number of boxes but fewer people to move them, and that could mean major congestion.

Chuck Carroll

This would mean a great deal to the Latin players, ... I think we'd all like to see baseball do this.

Orlando Cepeda

I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning.

Andy Warhol

Warm water alone doesn't mean a lot of activity. A lot of things have to happen for a tropical cyclone to develop.

Phil Klotzbach

I kind of like flying under the radar, if you know what I mean.

Sherri Turner

You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of live.

Vince Lombardi

The government has agreed to give us a free hand in managing the network, and this will mean that we will have full control on determining capacity, frequency and pricing. Managing yields will be a key factor to ensure profitability and it's important for us to be able to manage this.

Idris Jala

I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions.

Dorothy Day

It doesn't mean anything, ... I just try to go play the game and try to steal as many bases as I can.

Rafael Furcal

The Charger's eyes are definitely its greatest assets. The headlights seem to make eye contact the same way people do on the street. A mean face is what we're going for.

Ralph Gilles

Just because they are old does not mean they are not lethal.

Larry Babits

Wow, it's hard to imagine coaching 1,000 games, but that does mean I have been in it for a long time. It is very special to have coached so many games and to have been blessed to do so.

Kay Yow

My swimmers know exactly what I mean when I just whistle and point.

Nancy Hinrichs

Typically the [federal government] makes a tax change and the states conform. It's a routine event. The fact that states haven't conformed yet doesn't mean they are not going to.

Alysoun Mclaughlin

We're likely to see a sharp and meaningful correction that lasts a few months.

Chip Hanlon

The U.S. and France don't want a regime change. They want the actions of the regime to change. A regime change could mean chaos and create more instability and more anti-U.S. and anti-Israeli feelings across the region.

Ayman Abdel Nour

We are concerned with the growth that's out there. The speed study will take that into consideration, as everything else. It doesn't necessarily mean that the speed limit will be lowered.

Bob Mckenzie

Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.

Eric Hoffer

What do you mean for a change, mate? ... There are always more people more sinister than myself.

Jason Statham

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.


I feel 30 years younger. I mean, I have energy that I've never had.

Deborah Levine

It doesn't mean that they're going out of business. They will continue to do business.

Gina Ogle

That doesn't mean we'll make a decision, but we may decide to take the next step.

David Marshall

This is not surprising but it doesn't mean it all ends here.

Luigi Cascioli

If I'm sick and I don't go to work, does that mean they're going to replace me? I don't think it's fair to count him out.

Laura O'neal

The cult of the jellyfish is no less an imposition of a religious movementthan is the cult of the dinosaur. When designing a methodology it isundoubtedly far easier to construct a system that discourages individualdifferences, than it is to construct a system that that leverages andencourages them, but that does not mean that a methodology designed foran array of idealized.

Beau Sheil

As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls.

M. Cartmill

That's great, but it doesn't mean a damn thing to me right now.

Matt Gibson

What do you mean, you "Don't believe in homosexuality"? It's not like the Easter Bunny, your belief isn't necessary.

Lea Delaria

Women, being the beautiful things that they are, love to have feminine touches around the house. They love gorgeous fabrics like lace. I mean, Ernest, when was the last time you bought tassels for the drapes.

Michael Payne

The new meaning of soul is creativity and mysticism. These will become the foundation of the new psychological type and with him or her will come the new civilization.

Otto Rank

What do you mean, the system functions as designed?

Venancio Figueroa

Leslie played with a little chip on her shoulder, but it was a good chip. It wasn't nasty or mean, but if she got mad, she got intense and there wasn't much you could do to stop her.

Lynn Ribolini

Chemistry is important, but it can mean a lot of different things.

Joe Randa

This does not mean the Preakness is gone. This does not mean horse racing is gone.

Robert Ehrlich

The evolution from the $1 category to the $2 category might mean a marginal improvement or nothing at all or a worsening in poverty.

John Ralston Saul

Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Know what I mean?

Monty Python

It doesn't mean a thing. We've got to bring our best game to win in the playoffs, no matter who we play.

Bret Hedican

Obviously we're disappointed with the outcome of the decision on the meaning of 'easterly'.

Paul Gillies

So close. I mean, we're just going to get one of these. We've just got to keep our head up and we'll get one of these.

Solomon Jones

The international community wants us to accept a proposal that, if we were to accept, would mean the end to the opposition.

Jean bertrand Aristide

Ken Blackwell's mean-spirited, negative campaign is eating away at his support.

Bob Paduchik

We haven't really proved anything yet. We have a long road in front of us, 15 ACC games. So I am glad that most of the non-conference games are out of the way and now we can get into some games that really start to mean something, like an ACC Championship.

Andrew Brackman

It's the difference between a very stupid bank thief and a very skillful one. It doesn't mean the skillful one will not get caught.

Marvin Miller

It comes from the lips of the storytellers to the ears of the listener, and then to the heart. You can't get it wrong that way, and it has more meaning.

Kaye Taylor

If your supervisor is mean or rude to you, it increases your workplace deviance because it makes you angry and frustrated.

Timothy Judge

This ranks as one of the best wins this season. The more meaningful games we win in February will hopefully help us play more meaningful games in March.

Tom Crean

Loving your enemies does not mean you have to agree with or accept what they do. You can still love all of mankind and be outspoken for what you believe.

Bethany Jane Andrews Hoey

He's a wonderful, wonderful guy, ... And he made me realize what a college education would mean to me.

Chuck Knox

The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century.

Dan Quayle

The more experience I can get, the better off I'm going to be, especially in conference games that are going to mean a lot and are important to the team. I think it's good that I've gotten in there and had success and have dealt with adversity. I think it's been very positive.

Matt Ryan

New [desktop] search tools aren't just about serving up information, but rather quickly analyzing and digesting the meaning of that information.

Shannon Sullivan

It's a special pleasure to see you here today ? and I mean that genuinely.

Mark Lancaster

That had a special meaning to me, ... I grew up in Baton Rouge and had attended LSU. Going back there to do the broadcast and having CU win was something special.

Larry Zimmer

For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.

Viktor Frankl

I like the mayor, but it doesn't mean I'll endorse his candidacy, ... fine Democratic nominee.

David N. Dinkins

They should figure a strategy to make life more difficult for producers... It might mean China wouldn't have to spend so much.

David Zweig

It's a heck of a feat. It seems like every year, the previous year's accomplishments don't mean anything to these girls. They want to get back there.

Rich Irr

It doesn't mean anybody's talking.

David Londoner

The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Unlike other legislative proposals, this legislation finally would give the cabinet meaningful enforcement authority.

Lajuana Wilcher

That would probably mean that our services are growing, so the city's revenues are growing.

Glenn Mcfadden

Always be sincere, even when you don't mean it.

Irene Peter

Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter.

Paul Klee

The one thing that is most difficult to communicate about what we do is what our lives are like. What does it mean to be an artist?

Rebecca Merblum

He's a good player. See what I mean? He's got a dead eye.

Nadine Turcotte

Freedom is coming to mean little more than the right to ask permission.

Joseph Sobran

America is not just a power, it is a promise. It is not enough for our country to be extraordinary in might; it must be exemplary in meaning.

Nelson Rockefeller

It would simply mean that there was another liberal candidate on stage.

Tim Murtaugh

It'll be one of those things, ... where you don't know if you're crying because you're laughing so hard or if, doggone it, Reggie, you just mean so much to us. Life is not the same without you.

Sara White

One of the best things a trainer ever told me was green (horse) and green (rider) equals red ? meaning someone?s going to get hurt.

Lori Thomson

Just because the situation has been horrid up until present doesn't mean that fixing it up a little bit is going to protect bears. This is delinquent behavior.

Keith Hammer

This does not mean the state has abandoned the market model. It was a political decision.

Andrei Klepach

It's a momentum shift. I'm not saying I did anything great - I mean, it's just what we do - but it changed things. I think it maybe got some guys fired up.

Jeff Funaro

Anyone can file a lawsuit. That doesn't mean they can win.

Stan Cave

I'm standing beside her no matter what. I mean, jail time, whatever -- whatever it takes, I'm with her all the way.

Kris Everson

But that does not mean the answer will be yes in the end.

Jan Lantz

Wow. Good job, Bill Campbell defense team. It doesn't mean it's a slam-dunk for Campbell. But he has a better start.

Jack Martin

There were so many things going on at that time. For the band and personally, with everyone getting into this music-business thing, touring, all that ? everything was getting kind of heavy for us. I mean, we're just four boys from Iceland.

Kjartan Sveinsson

You mean they mark their territory like dogs?

Norman Tahan

He made it, I mean, thank goodness. He made it out just in time.

Marianne Severson

If they succeed it would be a milestone in Korea, and it would likely mean that it won't be the only one, because others would follow.

Thomas Choi

One month's out performance does not mean the long-awaited consumer revival has arrived.

Daragh Maher

Identifying the roles of different contributors is important. What does it mean that someone is listed as an author?

David Magnus

There is zero indication that Jeff, in any way, shape, or form, had that 9 mm in his hand. Just because the death certificate shows a homicide doesn't mean it was.

Ferris Webby

Just because someone has a criminal history record doesn't mean they're dangerous. How long has it been? What did they do? Employers need to know how to read these things.

Shawn Bushway

Just because you went to school and to back-to-school night doesn't mean you know . . . the appropriate set of curriculum for a science course.

Carol Lear

I don't see how the addition of Reebok helps them in their quest to run against Nike, ... Does this mean Nike is not going to get their hands on the big athletes? I doubt it.

Jack Trout

People haven't forgotten the war, it's all still fresh in their memories. I know this game has a specific meaning.

Savo Milosevic

Only work which is the product of inner compulsion can have spiritual meaning.

Walter Gropius

It certainly helps because they won't have to offer free spots to make up for bad ratings numbers. But it won't have a meaningful impact on its bottom line.

Andrew Baker

For many of our friends who are gay, this is not a significant event in their lives. It doesn't mean that I can now claim Marilyn as a dependent. It doesn't mean that I can leave her my money without consequence. It doesn't give me the same rights as the average American.

Joan Smith

It's mind-boggling, you know what I mean?

Milt Palacio

Just because you can play the game doesn't always mean you can coach it, but Brett can flat out coach. He emerged as the best candidate and there was a lot of support behind him. We felt like this was the best fit for us.

Dean Jones

If inherently something works in the U.S. does not necessarily mean it works in Paris, Vietnam or Japan.

Chan Suh

If you worked the final in boys' basketball, you're not going to work it again. But that doesn't mean they can't work the girls' final.

Jerry Bovee

Last week was great, this week sucks. I just feel bad for the team. I mean, I'll be fine. I just feel bad for the guys who played so well.

Doug Brien

As a community, what does it mean if we look back and are ashamed we let whole civilizations be destroyed? Sometimes we have to do things just because they are the right things to do.

Helene Gayle

That doesn't mean I don't get him tomorrow, and just because he was 0-for-5 doesn't mean he's going to be 0-for-6, so I don't buy into that stuff, I guess. So it's just a different story if I make my pitch.

Tim Worrell

I think Paul Martin doesn't mean what he says. He said he would clear this sort of thing up and he didn't do it.

Jack Layton

It's kind of simple, really. We couldn't leave those kids. I don't know if we didn't have our priorities right or what. But those kids mean everything to us.

Jack O'brien

What you see is what you get. I mean, we don't try to groom ourselves any certain way.

Howie Dorough

I mean, we just have to...I don't know. We just have to be strong in there.

Torin Francis

I mean, Kurt Warner is Kurt Warner. You don't put a guy like that in this league and then he changes over night.

Will Allen

Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.

Henry Miller

Dreams say what they mean, but they don't say it in daytime language.

Gail Godwin

Does it mean that being a Southerner no longer has any meaning? I don't think it does. It just has a very different kind of meaning.

Larry Griffin

The medals don't mean anything and the glory doesn't last. It's all about your happiness. The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing.

Jackie Joyner Kersee

The Semantic Web is not a separate Web but an extension of the current one, in which information is given well-defined meaning, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation.

Tim Berners lee

This was genuine fear - fear born of experience of a man that was mean and ugly, not crazy, but mean and ugly.

Jacob Atwood

When I explained to him what happened, he was furious and confused. Bailey and Frank never, and I mean never, ride in the opposite direction. They always ride in the same direction.

Shannon Bailey

We really mean the 'community' part of the community center. This is a center that should benefit everyone.

Ron Thomas