Witness Quotes

“Friendship was witnessing another’s slow drip of miseries, and long bouts of boredom, and occas...

“Friendship was witnessing another’s slow drip of miseries, and long bouts of boredom, and occasional triumphs. It was feeling honored by the privilege of getting to be present for another person’s most dismal moments, and knowing that you could be dismal around him in return.“ -Hanya Yanagihara
📅︎ Feb 17
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"Most conversations are simply ...

"Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of witnesses." — Margaret Millar
📅︎ Dec 18
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Do realize that it is not you who moves from dream to dream, but the dr...

Do realize that it is not you who moves from dream to dream, but the dreams flow before you, and you are the immutable witness. No happening affects your real being - that is the absolute truth. ~Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
📅︎ Dec 22
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"Optimism, pessimism, fuck that; we're going...

"Optimism, pessimism, fuck that; we're going to make it happen. As God is my bloody witness, I'm hell-bent on making it work." - Elon Musk
📅︎ Sep 30
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We are witnessing a pivotal malice to our f...

We are witnessing a pivotal malice to our forefathers intentions - the most gross overreach of any party in history - Constitutionalists
📅︎ Jan 26
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"Life is full of decisions. Sometimes ...

"Life is full of decisions. Sometimes you make the right ones, and sometimes you have to kill all the witnesses." -Unknown
📅︎ Sep 22
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"If you are ever tempted to look for outside app...

"If you are ever tempted to look for outside approval, realize that you have compromised your integrity. If you need a witness, be your own." —Epictetus
📅︎ Jul 27
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"'Wrong' is one of thos...

"'Wrong' is one of those concepts that depends on witnesses." — Scott Adams
📅︎ Oct 25
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"I am become Death, destroyer of worlds." -- J...

"I am become Death, destroyer of worlds." -- J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atomic bomb) after witnessing the first nuclear test in history.
📅︎ Aug 06
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But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, f...

But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer. - Victor E Frankl
📅︎ Jun 13
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Just as cuts become scars, my heart wont heal too before it was hurt. If you were to witness my h...

Just as cuts become scars, my heart wont heal too before it was hurt. If you were to witness my heart, you’d see it walks with a limp, wears an eyepatch, and is deaf in one ear. It still loves dearly. It just moves slower, doesn’t believe all it sees, nor fully trusts words spoken by other’s hearts
📅︎ Apr 30
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But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, fo...

But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer. - Viktor E. Frankl
📅︎ Feb 20
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“When a man lies, he murders some part of the world. These are the pai...

“When a man lies, he murders some part of the world. These are the pail deaths which men miscall their lives. All this I cannot bear to witness any longer. Cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home?” -Cliff Burton
📅︎ Mar 21
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"Why machines are inferior to humans is simple. It is ...

"Why machines are inferior to humans is simple. It is infinitely more blissful to witness a creature so prone to making mistakes, achieving perfection" - Rudolf P Belmar
📅︎ Oct 14
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"Now, every time I witness a strong person, I want to...

"Now, every time I witness a strong person, I want to know: What dark did you conquer in your story? Mountains do not rise without earthquakes." - Katherine MacKenett
📅︎ Dec 14
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"Days to come wi...

"Days to come will prove the surest witness." --Pindar
📅︎ Nov 20
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"I have no mocki...

"I have no mockings or arguments; I witness and I wait"
📅︎ Oct 02
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"Eventually I confess to a friend some details about my weeping - its intensity, its freq...

"Eventually I confess to a friend some details about my weeping - its intensity, its frequency. She says (kindly) that she thinks we sometimes weep in front of a mirror not to inflame self-pity, but because we want to feel witnessed in our despair." — Maggie Nelson, ‘Bluets’
📅︎ Dec 06
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“ anyone who studies the complexities of life and ...

“ anyone who studies the complexities of life and the universe cannot help but witness the signature of the Creator ” The Big Questions Dr. Laurence B. Brown
📅︎ Jul 31
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Time is the wi...

Time is the witness for which we are the culprit.
📅︎ Jul 25
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"In restless despair, the hopeless masses of the periphery will witness the spe...

"In restless despair, the hopeless masses of the periphery will witness the spectacle of another hemisphere's wealth... millions of people will be tempted and enraged by the constant stimulation of wants that can't be satisfied." - Attali (1992)
📅︎ Jul 20
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"It's not your life, it's life. Life is bigger t...

"It's not your life, it's life. Life is bigger than you. Life isn't something you possess, it's something you take part in and you witness." - Louis C.K
📅︎ Aug 22
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“Here’s the deal. The human soul doesn’t ...

“Here’s the deal. The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed...” - Parker Palmer
📅︎ Aug 15
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To witness two lo...

To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods. -Johann
📅︎ Nov 30
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To witness two lovers i...

To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
📅︎ Nov 14
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“Through our eyes, the universe perceiving itself. Through our ears, the ...

“Through our eyes, the universe perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.” Alan Watts
📅︎ Jul 22
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"And so it is, that the dea...

"And so it is, that the dead cast judgement and the living bear witness" - Julius Caesar
📅︎ Jun 17
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We have no respect worthy evidence that the human being has morals; he is, himself, th...

We have no respect worthy evidence that the human being has morals; he is, himself, the only witness. Person who do not know him value his testimony. They think him not shallow and vain, because he so despises the peacock for processing these qualities. -Mark Twain
📅︎ Oct 28
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Catering and kindess to the Strong does not blind th...

Catering and kindess to the Strong does not blind them from bearing witness to mistreatment of the Weak. You can only hope that they will keep their heads turned.
📅︎ Jan 25
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So at an early age I witnessed the fact that...

So at an early age I witnessed the fact that work was of the first importance, and that it justified rather inhuman behavior. - May Sarton
📅︎ Sep 05
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"It's not your life, it's life. Life is bigger than ...

"It's not your life, it's life. Life is bigger than you. Life isn't something that you possess, it's something that you take part in and you witness." - Louis C.K.
📅︎ Feb 25
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"The only way you can witne...

"The only way you can witness paradise, is to live it" - Kalinag, Shangri-La, Far Cry 4
📅︎ Dec 29
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