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Material Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Material

Please enjoy these Material Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

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Living in fear of anything is a terrible waste
of what could be a great life.
If you live in fear of losing your job,
either you fear the embarrassment of being jobless,
or you fear the loss of material goods -
house, car, and such.
If you live in fear of losing your stuff and money,
it is clear that they own you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

Music is the fourth great material want,
first food, then clothes, then shelter,
then music.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready.
The first one, too, was made out of chaos.
- Robert Quillen

The Godhead consists of the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit.
The Father is a material being.
- Orson Pratt

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You begin with the possibilities of the material.
- Robert Rauschenberg

If you build up the soil with organic material,
the plants will do just fine.
- John Harrison

Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite
world is an impossibility.
- E. F. Schumacher

Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
- Bern Williams

I have never been a material girl.
My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
- Imelda Marcos

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and
peace are deep-seated and powerful.
They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
- Arthur Henderson

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Right now we're in the process of writing new material for a new record.
- Dave Lombardo

Your battles inspired me - not the obvious material
battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead.
- James Joyce

I feel terrible that I once put too much emphasis on material prosperity.
- Benny Hinn

On the stage, you alone hold the key,
and on the night you have to trust that the director
has inspired you enough to take the material and run with it.
- Greta Scacchi

I seem to find different material every four to six
months and I frequently forget it which is a shame
because it would be nice to have a bigger library.
- Leo Kottke

Despite claims by some to the contrary,
we have heard numerous times in hearings and briefings
by experts that existing technologies do not fully
or effectively detect nuclear material.
- John Linder

Legends are material to be moulded, and not facts to be recorded.
- Hervey Allen

The only thing I know is that we came from the stars,
and that we have the same material as the stars.
That's all that I know.
Everything else I don't know.
- Sonia Braga

In the history of Wikileaks, nobody has claimed that
the material being put out is not authentic.
- Julian Assange

It's pretty hard to measure influence of written or visual material.
- Ben Shahn

It is most necessary to avoid rusticity in any way,
whether in material, design, or execution.
- George Edmund Street

I'd rather get a good clean laugh with good material,
than an easy laugh by swearing or shocking.
That's not clever or comedic, anybody can get a laugh that way,
it's too easy.
- Jim Dale

After things started to happen here,
my choice of material was extremely limited.
It was a weird situation.
- Nancy Sinatra

Yet, history has shown that if material force can defeat
some ideologies it can no longer obliterate a civilization
without destabilizing the whole planet.
- Abdelaziz Bouteflika

I think the special thing about Python is that it's a writers' commune.
The writers are in charge.
The writers decide what the material is.
- Eric Idle

Material goods consist of useful material things,
and of all rights to hold, or use, or derive benefits from material things,
or to receive them at a future time.
- Alfred Marshall

Nonfiction that uses novelistic devices and strategies to shape the work.
That's material that I really like.
- Rick Moody

The very success of medicine in a material way may
now threaten the soul of medicine.
- Walter Martin

I do like directing other people's material.
- Brian De Palma

I got done writing Ports of Call and suddenly realized
I have far too much material for the book.
- Jack Vance

In the material sciences these are and have been,
and are most surely likely to continue to be heroic days.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Again I entered my smithy to work and forge something
from the noble material of time past.
- Jean Froissart

I'm doing things that are more artistic again,
more close to the material that I love.
I don't disparage those things that I did.
They're just not as much reflective of who I am.
- Mira Sorvino

Obviously, it gave me a chance to see Barcelona.
I won't deny that.
But I also had a chance to see something in another
country in terms of recycling and reusing nuclear material.
- Ed Pastor

Ideally, one should have more material than one can possibly cope with.
- Frank Auerbach

And for me there's still more material than 20 lifetimes that I can use up.
- Jerry Garcia

The familiar material objects may not be all that is real,
but they are admirable examples.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

I just try to do as good job with the material as I
can and play some jazz as well,
some improvised music, and do that every night.
Just see where it goes.
- Mose Allison

What we're always looking for is weird social issues
and weird connections to make.
Luckily for them, there's no shortage of material.
- Trey Parker

In the best material, you always should be able to
somehow make a case for a story to be transposed to any other time.
- Ralph Fiennes

I was driven to give the best possible performance
I could based on the material that was given to me
and that material was documentary footage of the President speaking to people.
- Timothy Bottoms

Help is even being offered from across the ocean,
as over two dozen countries have stepped forward to
offer financial and material support to the American people.
- Jo Bonner

No man, who continues to add something to the material,
intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives,
is left long without proper reward.
- Booker T. Washington

Twyla Tharp put it together from the material I wrote
and recorded over my whole career.
I thought it was pretty good, but how objective could I be?
- Billy Joel

With my somewhat vague aspiring mind,
to be imprisoned in the rude details of a most material life was often irksome.
- Edward Carpenter

Photography started as a means of getting reference
material for my paintings of nature subjects.
- Nigel Dennis

I could see us doing solo material in the future.
- Nicole Appleton

Art never improves, but...
the material of art is never quite the same.
- T. S. Eliot

Memory is a magnet.
It will pull to it and hold only material nature has designed it to attract.
- Jessamyn West

Sometimes groups and their material can get overbloated.
- Fred Schneider

It's frustrating not to have more control over your material.
- Terry Southern

By the time a man gets to be presidential material,
he's been bought ten times over.
- Gore Vidal

Without question, the material world and your everyday
needs distract you from living meaningfully.
- Menachem Mendel Schneerson

I don't think there's a shortage of material in the world.
Or in my head.
I just pray for continued good health,
because I've got other stories to tell.
- Richard Russo

My father and mother - I figured if I could make them laugh,
they'd stop fighting.
I stole all their material.
- Jerry Stiller

I was lucky enough to meet the Material Girl twice.
- Eric West

Still, we view that old material very much like we
view the new material so if this gives us a chance
to go out and promote it then,
yes we will go out and do that.
- Geoff Downes

I have a bad tendency to get rapidly bored with my own material,
so rewriting is hard for me.
I mean, I already know the story and would rather read something new.
- Alan Dean Foster

Obviously, if a director doesn't communicative a clear,
relevant vision of the material, it will not succeed
no matter how good the material.
- Tom Skerritt

Love is a force more formidable than any other.
It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured,
yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment,
and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
- Barbara de Angelis

I think listening to real classic soul material made
me learn how to feel music that's sung.
- Gavin DeGraw

If you have the material it will form itself as a kind of connective tissue.
- James McBride

The new material fits very comfortably with the older stuff.
- Kathy Valentine

The organic material, as the laws of chemistry state,
can neither be created nor destroyed.
- Dixie Lee Ray

When you do a show five days a week and one night a week,
the way I was doing, you use up so much music every
day that pretty soon you find yourself hustling for material.
- Tennessee Ernie Ford

The greatest untapped reservoir of raw material in
the history of our game is the black race.
- Branch Rickey

History has repeatedly shown that when a new method
or material becomes available,
new uses for it arise.
- Wilson Greatbatch


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