means quotes

I hate to look at the stuff I've written and consider what it means or why I do it.J. J. Abrams

If you read quickly to get through a poem to what it means, you have missed the body of the poem.M. H. Abrams

I understand that postmodern literature probably means people like DeLillo, The Fiction Collective, but I don't get it that those writers are really influenced by postmodern theorists.Kathy Acker

Socialism means slavery.Lord Acton

To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.Alfred Adler

Dialectic thought is an attempt to break through the coercion of logic by its own means.Theodor Adorno

Thinking no longer means anymore than checking at each moment whether one can indeed think.Theodor Adorno

Today self-consciousness no longer means anything but reflection on the ego as embarrassment, as realization of impotence: knowing that one is nothing.Theodor Adorno

Some say that now that 50 years have passed, we would like another 50 more years to celebrate once again; that means it will be 100 years. After one hundred years, I will be 118 years old.Bhumibol Adulyadej

We obsess about celebrities. We create them, build myths around them, and then hunt them and destroy them. I don't know where it's taking us or what it means, but I know we do it. I have seen a lot of it myself.Casey Affleck

The aim of our studies is to prove that color is the most relative means of artistic expression, that we never really perceive what color is physically.Josef Albers

Avoiding offense means that we don't accept each other as equals.Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Empowering women means trusting them.Isabel Allende

My son, Wolf, was born when I was past 40 and the author of a best-selling novel. That means he has grown up a middle-class child - one who sometimes asks me for stories of my childhood but knows nothing of what it means to grow up poor and afraid. I have worked to make sure of that.Dorothy Allison

What's a cult? It just means not enough people to make a minority.Robert Altman

An Oscar means a lot of things because it's like the ultimate award for a filmmaker so it feels great. But I think you have to consider awards with some distance and not get obsessed with it. When you're creating you shouldn't think about it.Alejandro Amenabar

I was part of it, and I am still part of it today in terms of what it means to a whole new generation of people who are interested in the enduring energy, achievements, spirit and creativity that exemplified our era.David Amram

I suppose when I started playing guitar, it was the means to an end. I never thought of myself as a fully fledged guitar instrumentalist. And my early excursions on the electric guitar were curtailed when Eric Clapton came on the scene, and I decided I was never going to be in the same arena as a Clapton or a Peter Green.Ian Anderson

As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.Marian Anderson

A very large percentage of economic activity is shifting online and it makes sense that there are more services that are going to charge. It also means there are going to be more people willing to pay.Marc Andreessen