The Piano Teacher (1988)
„The value of a moment is immeasurable.“
Source: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 19
Context: The value of a moment is immeasurable. The power of just ONE moment can propel you to success and happiness or chain you to failure and misery.
„We must now establish the basic principles, the basic values and beliefs which hold us together as Canadians so that beyond our regional loyalties there is a way of life and a system of values which make us proud of the country that has given us such freedom and such immeasurable joy.“
— Pierre Trudeau 15th Prime Minister of Canada 1919 - 2000
This quote from 1981 appears on the poster of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (1981)
„History is full of people who out of fear or ignorance or the lust for power have destroyed treasures of immeasurable value which truly belong to all of us. We must not let it happen again.“
— Carl Sagan American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and science educator 1934 - 1996
36 min 20 sec
Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (1990 Update), Who Speaks for Earth? [Episode 13]
— Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna British writer 1790 - 1846
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 170.
„Art is a mystery.
A mystery is something immeasurable.
In so far as every child and woman and man may be immeasurable, art is the mystery of every man and woman and child. In so far as a human being is an artist, skies and mountains and oceans and thunderbolts and butterflies are immeasurable; and art is every mystery of nature.“
— E.E. Cummings American poet 1894 - 1962
"Foreword to an Exhibit: I" (1944)
Context: Art is a mystery.
A mystery is something immeasurable.
In so far as every child and woman and man may be immeasurable, art is the mystery of every man and woman and child. In so far as a human being is an artist, skies and mountains and oceans and thunderbolts and butterflies are immeasurable; and art is every mystery of nature. Nothing measurable can be alive; nothing which is not alive can be art; nothing which cannot be art is true: and everything untrue doesn’t matter a very good God damn...
— Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991
Georges Duhamel in THE HEART'S DOMAIN (1919). As it was composed in French, the wording in English may vary in translation. Theodore Geisel / Dr. Seuss was born in 1904, and would have been about 15 years old at the time that it was published. The full text can be found at the link below: We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory. Like the images the photographer plunges into a golden bath, our sentiments take on color; and only then, after that recoil and that trans-figuration, do we understand their real meaning and enjoy them in all their tranquil splendor.
— Robert Hughes Australian critic, historian, writer 1938 - 2012
Things I Didn't Know (2006)
— Sathya Sai Baba Indian guru 1926 - 2011
Sathya Sai Baba Discourse 19-6-1974. p. 227 Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 12.
— Og Mandino American author 1923 - 1996
— Steve Maraboli 1975
Source: Life, the Truth, and Being Free (2010), p. 83
— Wendell Berry author 1934
"Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front" in Farming: A Hand Book (1970).
In the dedication from his 12th edition.
Original in Latin: "Magnus est DEUS noster, & magna est potentia Ejus, & potentia Ejus non est numerus."
„The immeasurable difference between producing cars and producing newspapers is pursuit of the horizon.“
— Roger Kahn American baseball writer 1927 - 2020
Source: The Boys Of Summer, Chapter 2, Ceremonies of Innocence, p. 64
— Harry Emerson Fosdick American pastor 1878 - 1969
“Shall the Fundamentalists Win?” in Christian Work #102 (10 June 1922), p. 716–722
Context: The present world situation smells to heaven! And now, in the presence of colossal problems, which must be solved in Christ’s name and for Christ’s sake, the Fundamentalists propose to drive out from the Christian churches all the consecrated souls who do not agree with their theory of inspiration. What immeasurable folly!
Well, they are not going to do it; certainly not in this vicinity. I do not even know in this congregation whether anybody has been tempted to be a Fundamentalist. Never in this church have I caught one accent of intolerance. God keep us always so and ever increasing areas of the Christian fellowship; intellectually hospitable, open-minded, liberty-loving, fair, tolerant, not with the tolerance of indifference, as though we did not care about the faith, but because always our major emphasis is upon the weightier matters of the law.
„The value of things is not the time they last, but the intensity with which they occur. That is why there are unforgettable moments and unique people!“
— Fernando Pessoa Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher 1888 - 1935
— Prevale Italian DJ and producer 1983
Original: Dai valore ad ogni momento che vivi, ricorda che il tempo non aspetta nessuno.
„It is of infinite moment, that you should properly estimate the immense value of your national Union to your collective and individual happiness“
— George Washington first President of the United States 1732 - 1799
1790s, Farewell Address (1796)
Context: It is of infinite moment, that you should properly estimate the immense value of your national Union to your collective and individual happiness; that you should cherish a cordial, habitual, and immovable attachment to it; accustoming yourselves to think and speak of it as of the Palladium of your political safety and prosperity; watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion, that it can in any event be abandoned; and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.
„I am convinced that the moment is coming when, with its message of eternal, universal values, it will come to the aid of our society.“
— Boris Yeltsin 1st President of Russia and Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR 1931 - 2007
On the renewal of the Christian church in Russia, p. 251
1990s, Against the Grain (1990)
Context: I am convinced that the moment is coming when, with its message of eternal, universal values, it will come to the aid of our society. For in these words: "Thou shalt not kill; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself," lie those very moral principles that will enable us to survive even the most critical situations.