Reflection Quotes

We have collected and put the best reflection quotes. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others.

Reflection can refer to many forms of contemplation, meditation, introspection or observation.

Literally meaning thinking on a subject deeply, systematically and in detail, reflection is the lamp of the heart, the food of the spirit, the spirit of knowledge, and the soul and light of believers’ way of life. Without reflection, the heart is darkened, the spirit becomes exasperated and Islam is lived at a superficial level devoid of meaning and profundity.

Human self-reflection is related to the philosophy of consciousness, the topic of awareness, consciousness in general and the philosophy of mind.

See also: Self-reflection QuotesTafakkur (Reflection), and Prayers Of Self-reflection

‘Quantum Conundrum’ is a direct reflection, not just of me, but of our entire team. It has a little bit of all of our personalities in it. – Kim Swift

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Reflection is …

Reflection and learning are lifelong processes. – Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

Reflection can be painful, but reflection can also be productive. – Charlotte Pearson

Reflection can transform something familiar. – Diane L. Dunton

Reflection enables us to discern the next step even if we are not clear about the next mile. – Alan Smith and ‎Peter Shaw

Reflection ingeniously knows how to convert a beauty into a super beauty! – Mehmet Murat ildan

Reflection is a flower of the mind, giving out wholesome fragrance; but revelry is the same flower, when rank and running to seed. – Desiderius Erasmus

Reflection is a good thing. It allows us to look back in time so we can connect the dots between specific memories to reveal the purpose and meaning behind synchronistic events. – Molly Friedenfeld

Reflection is deliberate and purposeful. It is our past that provides us the wisdom and experience when to bloom and show everyone I am a beautiful flower. – Patricia H. Graham

Reflection is designed into the course as a regular, normal, and sustained intellectual activity. – Danielle LaVaque-Manty

Reflection is not something you have a lot of time for. – Robert Battle

Reflection is one of the most underused yet powerful tools for success. – Richard Carlson

Reflection is only a partial understanding of truth if it does not translate itself in practice into commitments to the common good and justice. Truth is not mere abstraction but something to be done and is only apprehended when this is realized. – Adolfo Perez Esquivel

Reflection is the lamp of the heart. If it departs, the heart will have no light. – Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad

Reflection is time sensitive; and with the realization that the ‘present’ and ‘future’ can be altered, it is also purposeful, for we can set goals to grow into a graceful work of art. – Patricia H. Graham

Reflection makes men cowards. – William Hazlitt

Reflection must be reserved for solitary hours; whenever she was alone, she gave way to it as the greatest relief; and not a day went by without a solitary walk, in which she might indulge in all the delight of unpleasant recollections. – Jane Austen

Reflection on the infinite seems to call, almost by definition, for infinite reflection. – Daniel Taylor

Reflection should be conducive to the human goal of liberation. – Wilhelm Halbfass

Reflection – Looking back so the view looking forward is clearer. – Unknown

Reflections will give you the courage, strength, and willpower to overcome all of the fears and sets backs you’ll encounter along the way. – C. Payne

Self-reflection is …

Self-reflection becomes self-torment when learning doesn’t occur. – Jeffrey G. Duarte

Self-reflection entails asking yourself questions about your values, assessing your strengths and failures, thinking about your perceptions and interactions with others, and imagining where you want to take your life in the future. – Robert L. Rosen

Self-reflection is a desire felt by the body, as well as the soul. – Susan Griffin

Self-reflection is a humbling process. It’s essential to find out why you think, say, and do certain things… then better yourself. – Sonya Teclai

Self-reflection is a kind of self-judgment. The difference is just this the former is positive and the latter is negative. – Balroop Singh

Self-reflection is a much kinder teacher than regret is. Prioritize yourself by making a habit of it. – Andrena Sawyer

Self-reflection is an important stage to diagnose, develop and strengthen your creativity. – Pearl Zhu

Self-reflection is an opinion about yourself and for that it is necessary to take distance from the self. – Martine F. Delfos

Self-reflection is necessary to dig beneath our own layers and visit the inner crevices of our heart and mind to develop an understanding of life. – Unknown

Self-reflection is our curse and our possibility. – Arthur W. Frank

Self-reflection is so healthy. Journaling works for me – when I record the details of what I’m going through, whether it’s a relationship issue or negative thoughts, I can look back and see how far I’ve come. It makes me proud to see my progress and how I got through a bad situation. – Kelly Rowland

Self-reflection is the gateway to freedom. It also brings greater appreciation and enjoyment. We begin to enjoy spending time with our own mind, and we enjoy reflecting on our experience of the teachings. Like the sun emerging from behind the clouds, the teachings of the dharma become clear. – Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

Self-reflection is the school of wisdom. – Baltasar Gracian

Short And Powerful Reflection Quotes

A garden is a reflection of you, it’s your presence in the world. – Julie Newmar

A mirrored reflection of what never comes out. – Kurt Philip Behm

A moment of silence is actually a very loud moment. – Nouf Alfadl

A soul without reflection, like a pile Without inhabitant, to ruin runs. – Edward Young

A worldview is probably an expression of self. – Michael Leunig

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. – Buddha

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking. – Friedrich Nietzsche

Becoming a great man doesn’t require Education, but Reflection. – Steven Shaw

Before you look at your future, reflect on your past. – Sam Ade

Bewilderment increases in the presence of the mirrors. – Tarjei Vesaas

Change comes from reflection. – Genesis P-Orridge

Close your eyes and stare into the dark. – Cecelia Ahern

Compare less. Reflect more. – Unknown

Culture is a reflection of values. – Luciana Berger

Fashion is a reflection of the time. – Anna Wintour

Food is a reflection of who you are as a person. – Adrienne C. Moore

Friends are the family you choose. – Jess C. Scott

Habit rules the unreflecting herd. – William Wordsworth

He that knows himself, knows others. – Charles Caleb Colton

How could you cleanse yourself if you couldn’t forget? – Ann Brashares

I am a reflection of my mother. – Kartik Aaryan

I am a reflection of my own soul. – Unknown

I am still learning. – Michelangelo

I’m a reflection of the community. – Tupac Shakur

If you are not evolving, you are dying. – Marcus Lemonis

Improvement begins with I. – Unknown

It’s not the plan that is important, it’s the planning. – Graeme Edwards

I’d consider each reflection of mine; to be perpetually blessed. – Nikhil Parekh

I’m a work in progress, and I hope I will never be complete. – Nick Frost

Judging wrongly of others is a reflection of how you see yourself. – Darlene Bennett

Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again. – Gautama Buddha

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. – Aristotle

Learning without thought is labour lost; thought without learning is perilous. – Confucius

Life is a mirror, and you see in it the reflection of your inner self. – Waqi Munim

Living on the surface, your reflection flat and clean. – Kurt Philip Behm

Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults. – Benjamin Franklin

My Sundays are mostly spent in self-reflection. – Prashant Niranjani

One needs a great deal of idle time to feel really sorry for oneself. – J.G. Ballard

Our fitful heart a wild reflection views. – George Meredith

Our language is the reflection of ourselves. – Cesar Chavez

Reflective thinking turns experience into insight. – John C. Maxwell

Remind yourself that you cannot fail at being yourself. – Wayne Dyer

Sometimes you have to take a half step back to take two forward. – Vince McMahon

Study the past if you would define the future. – Confucius

Thanksgiving, for me, is a time for reflection. – Trish Regan

The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you. – Rumi

The dreaming has to be backed up by the doing. – Carrie Wilkerson

The more reflective you are, the more effective you are. – Hall and Simeral

The outer world is a reflection of our inner selves. – Bryant McGill

The past can’t be changed, can it? It can just be forgiven. – Elizabeth George

The quieter you become, the more you can hear. – Ram Dass

The reflections you want others to see starts with honesty. – Eugene Napoleon

The time is now. Stop hitting the snooze button on your life. – Mel Robbins

The ultimate mystery is one’s own self. – Sammy Davis

The unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates

There is nothing like a train journey for reflection. – Tahir Shah

They only babble who practise not reflection. – Edward Young

This above all; to thine own self be true. – William Shakespeare

To realize the Self is to be still. – Ramana Maharshi

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. – Anais Nin

We’re all reflections of the lives we lead. – Jaimoe

What is the good of experience if you do not reflect? – Frederick II

What you wear onstage is a reflection of your artistry. – Sabrina Carpenter

Whatever is shown in a TV show is a reflection of society. – Kratika Sengar

When your higher self is present, it always promotes peace. – Wayne Dyer

Why is my reflection someone I don’t know? – Mulan

Wisdom comes from reflection. – Deborah Day

Wisdom is the fruits of reflection. – Gino Norris

You were my first and last reflection in life. – Nikhil Parekh

Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world. – T. Harv Eker

Your past is the key to the next stage in your life. – Rendon Noel

Your personal truth is your gift to the world. – Jennifer Elisabeth

More Reflection Quotes

A battle lost or won is easily described, understood, and appreciated, but the moral growth of a great nation requires reflection, as well as observation, to appreciate it. – Frederick Douglass

A budget is a reflection of our values, and as a member of the House Budget Committee, I work each year to ensure that our federal budget invests in programs that support working families, enhance our research and development capabilities, and ensure the safety and security of the American people. – Seth Moulton

A Christian’s goodness is a rebuke to the wicked; his being right-side-up is a reflection upon the worldling’s inverted position. – Billy Graham

A circle is the reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and it has no end – and if you put several circles over each other, then you get a spiral. – Maynard James Keenan

A day is not always bright, and nights are not always dark. All that matters is what’s inside because day and night are a reflection of you. – Avantika

A football team is really just a reflection of society. You’ve got 118, 120 guys on the team, you got a little bit of everything. – Dabo Swinney

A healthy social life is found only when, in the mirror of each soul, the whole community finds its reflection, and when, in the whole community, the virtue of each one is living. – Rudolf Steiner

A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. – Henry David Thoreau

A leadership competition is not an ideal context for honest reflection. The aim is, after all, to win, not to learn and build. – Clive Lewis

A little reflection will show us that every belief, even the simplest and most fundamental, goes beyond experience when regarded as a guide to our actions. – William Kingdon Clifford

A lot of ancient poetry sees in nature a reflection of human emotions, and in a post-industrialized era, once people have become more aware of the necessity of a more harmonious relation between man and nature, we need to build cities which can connect with human spiritual needs instead of being merely functional. – Ma Yansong

A lot of time when you’re out injured is spent with internal reflection and kind of looking at yourself in the mirror and deciding who you want to be and where you fit in. – Seth Rollins

A moment’s reflection shows that Liberalism is entirely negative. It is not a formative force, but always and only a disintegrating force. – Francis Parker Yockey

A national team is a reflection of its country’s football, and both Brazil and Argentina have earned respect for what they’ve achieved. – Dani Alves

A new political-entertainment class has moved into the noisy void once occupied by the sage pontiffs of yore, a class just as polarized as our partisan divide: one side holding up a fun-house mirror to folly, the other side reveling in its own warped reflection. – James Wolcott

A person’s health isn’t generally a reflection of genes, but how their environment is influencing them. Genes are the direct cause of less than 1pc of diseases: 99pc is how we respond to the world. – Bruce Lipton

A personal library is a reflection of who you are and who you want to be, of what you value and what you desire, of how much you know and how much more you’d like to know. – Michael Dirda

A reflection of an exact image is the closest thing to you-so that you can see it-but it’s far enough away so that you really understand it. There is real life in this movie, but it hovers just an inch above reality. – Wes Bentley

A strange thing happens when Spielberg discusses his own work. His degree of self-criticism seems a direct reflection of each film’s box-office performance. You will not catch him complaining that the audience ‘didn’t get’ a film; if it didn’t do well, it generally didn’t deserve to. – Stephen J. Dubner

A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness; happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one’s life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted. – George Santayana

A voice is such a deep, personal reflection of character. – Daniel Day-Lewis

Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt. – Henri Frederic Amiel

After much reflection, I have concluded that the federal individual mandate, which requires all Americans to purchase health insurance starting in 2014, will not be upheld. – Ron Williams

After some reflection I have decided that while I am the president of Ecuador, I will not attend any Summit of the Americas until it begins to make the decisions required. – Rafael Correa

Al Jazeera is the opinion of other opinion, independent. Al Jazeera is diverse, reflection of the collective mind of the nations and cultures and civilizations that we report from and we report to, bridge of dialogue. This is what Al Jazeera is all about. Al Jazeera is a mission. – Wadah Khanfar

All of the records are direct reflections of how we were at that time in our lives, so when we play them, it’s very nostalgic and fun, but also it’s cool to see that they all still sound really relevant. – Chad Gilbert

Although I’ve watched myself making the transition from being a girl to being a woman, I still feel 15 years old. My reflection disagrees. – Jaime Winstone

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. – John Quincy Adams

And time for reflection with colleagues is for me a lifesaver; it is not just a nice thing to do if you have the time. It is the only way you can survive. – Margaret J. Wheatley

Angels and Airwaves is a complete, pure reflection of who I am. The philosophy, the spiritualism, the esotericism, the idea of hope and space and the themes about life and grandeur… that’s all me. – Tom DeLonge

Anger is sure to lead us astray, and make us take desperate resolutions, whereas, if we take time to reflect and grow cool, we shall save ourselves much trouble and vexation. – World, Round the world, and other stories

Any conquest that the individual may win over his own inordinate desires will be reflected at once in his contact with other men. – Buddha

Any consideration of the story we call ‘Cinderella’ for simplicity’s sake must acknowledge that ‘Cinderella’ has had a dizzying array of personae over hundreds of years, in several cultures. There is no one authoritative tale of ‘Cinderella,’ only a hall of mirrors with a different face in each reflection. – Marie Rutkoski

Any form of media is an opportunity to be a mirror and reflection of what we are experiencing more in the details of our life. What makes it fun and unique in a lot of ways is how that journey is changing just by the mere fact of the current time. – Mara Brock Akil

Any reflection about poetry should begin, or end, with this question: who and how many read poetry books? – Octavio Paz

Anything can be taken out of context and anything you say or do is not necessarily an accurate reflection of who you are in your totality. There are small moments of your life that when taken into account with the rest of your life start to paint a picture. – Sam Levinson

Art is a direct reflection of the life you live. What you experience comes out in your work. – Dianne Reeves

Artists should be free to create what we want. I believe there’s a special value in work that is a reflection of oneself as opposed to interpretation. When I see a film or a TV show about black people not written by someone who’s black, it’s an interpretation of that life. – Ava DuVernay

As a rule, all heroism is due to a lack of reflection, and thus it is necessary to maintain a mass of imbeciles. If they once understand themselves the ruling men will be lost. – Ernest Renan

As cinema is a reflection of the world around us, with more women coming into the mainstream business, more women narratives will grab the limelight. – Zoya Akhtar

As fandom grew more variegated, genzines reflected a broadening of interests, carrying personal columns of humor and reflection, science articles, amateur fiction, stylish gossip, and inevitably, thoughtful pieces on the future of fandom. – Gregory Benford

As I considered Parker and his absurdist reflection in the Westlake-authored ‘Dortmunder’ novels, I wrote, ‘His natural ability to observe human behavior and to follow an idea, no matter how bizarre, through to its proper, rightful finish echoed the vision of an architect.’ – Sarah Weinman

As I grew steadily more comfortable in the kitchen, I found that, much like gardening, most cooking manages to be agreeably absorbing without being too demanding intellectually. It leaves plenty of mental space for daydreaming and reflection. – Michael Pollan

As I view the Republicans in Congress, I don’t see them as a real reflection of many Republicans in our country. – Nancy Pelosi

As most people know, I am a vampire, so I have no reflection. Every day, I paste a picture of someone else on the mirror. – Meat Loaf

As of late, ‘Boyz n the Hood’ really impacted me because I grew up in that same neighborhood. It was the first time I saw a true reflection of me, my neighborhood and my surroundings. – Wendy Raquel Robinson

As social beings, we live with our eyes upon our reflection but have no assurance of the tranquillity of the waters in which we see it. – Charles Horton Cooley

As the cinema is changing, on-screen kissing, love-making scenes are becoming part of the narrative. I am not saying it is wrong, because it is the reflection of how our society has changed and become comfortable with it. But I am uncomfortable performing it on screen. – Amrita Rao

As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart. – Proverb

As we continue to become a society of tweets, shorter and shorter messages, there’s great value in the contemplation and reflection that comes from reading a long body of work. – Elizabeth Berg

As we protect self reflection the reflection of you, as they are the reflection of self the purest form of the honeydew and the wicked world is deceived by the darkest tower of doom, but every shine is brighter by mind that you have control in confidence courage and faith. – Eyy

Asian literature is evolving with the people. It’s always a reflection on what’s happening to the culture at large. – Kevin Kwan

At one time I thought the Editor of the Lancet would kindly publish a letter from me on the subject, but further reflection led me to doubt whether so insignificant an individual would be noticed without some special introduction. – William Banting

Baby Got Back’ was already a reflection of what was going on. I didn’t see it as this gigantic political statement. – Sir Mix-a-Lot

Basically, an artist should be a mirror, or a reflection of society or his or her environment. What you see is what you can articulate. – Al Jourgensen

Basically, I think of fiction and non-fiction as different ways of engaging with the world. You reach a point where you feel you have said all you possibly can, in reportage or a review essay or a reflection on history, which ‘From the Ruins of Empire’ was. – Pankaj Mishra

Be a reflection of what you’d like to receive. If you want love, give love. If you want truth, be truthful. What you give out will always return. – Kristen Butler

Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others. – Unknown

Be the type of person you want to meet. – Unknown

Because I am afraid of commitment. This movie certainly has some bearing and is some reflection of my real feeling about relationships, because I do have commitment issues. My friends tell me I have intimacy problems, but they don’t know me, so who cares what they think? – Garry Shandling

Because you’re a creation of God, you reflect the Divine qualities of creativity, wisdom, and love. – Doreen Virtue

Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement. – Anthony J. D’Angelo

Before I ask you to sit with me, I must be able to sit with myself. Before I ask you to accept my pain, I have to accept the pain myself. Before I ask you to love me, I have to be madly in love with myself. – C. Thoth

Before movies, memory unspooled differently in the mind, trailing off in dust-blasted fade-out rather than spliced-together flashback; before photography, memory rippled like a reflection on water’s surface, less precise but more profoundly true. – Steve Erickson

Before you can do something you must first be something. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Beginning today, set an intention and a relentless focus on living your life as the greatest person you can be, in all situations. – Brendon Burchard

Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Being an actor requires a lot of self-analysis and reflection. The better you know who you are, the better you are at becoming another person. – Mia Goth

Being black is not a matter of pigmentation – being black is a reflection of a mental attitude. – Steven Biko

Being in the latter stages of life means the morning is unkind to the reflection. It takes a few hours for the creases to fall out. By about 4 P.M., I look quite nice. – Jeremy Hardy

Being on a spiritual path does not prevent you from facing times of darkness. But it teaches you how to use the darkness as a tool to grow. – Sadhak Anshit

Believing doesn’t make God real. Unbelief doesn’t make Him disappear. Your opinion doesn’t change reality. – Randy Loubier

Bereavement is terrible, of course. And when somebody you love dies, it’s a time for reflection, a time for memory, a time for regret. – Richard Dawkins

Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused. – Unknown

Bob Marley performed the ‘One Love Peace’ concert in Jamaica with the two different warring political sides. There’s always been that in black music and culture in general. It’s no surprise because black music is such a reflection of what’s going on in black life. It’s not unusual for hip-hop. – Mos Def

Boring people are a reflection of boring people. – Douglas Horton

Burzum is the reflections of my personality. It’s my dreams and desires. – Varg Vikernes

But if we accept and reflect on the natural flow of aging, illness, and death, we will have nothing to fight or reject. – Dzigar Kongtrul

But the first differentiation of its reflection in the manifested World is purely Spiritual, and the Beings generated in it are not endowed with a consciousness that has any relation to the one we conceive of. – Helena Blavatsky

But unfortunately Locke treated ideas of reflection as if they were another class of objects of contemplation beside ideas of sensation. – Samuel Alexander

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience which is bitterest. – Confucius

Can a bank that is part of this society be sure that it has no bad apples? No, because, like in all other industries and companies, it’s about people, and what you see is the reflection of the good and bad in society. So you employ people that you think are honest, but you have to manage them more and more with an eye towards missteps. – Sergio Ermotti

Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be? – Charles Bukowski

Change is your friend not your foe; change is a brilliant opportunity to grow. – Simon T. Bailey

Chaos is the first condition. Order is the first law. Continuity is the first reflection. Quietude is the first happiness. – James Stephens

Choices, decisions all done and finished have led me here. Here to this place of reflection. Old times gone, right and wrong have led me here. Here to this place of reflection. – Mario William Vitale

Christmas 1972 was a lonely time for Kissinger, as well as for his boss, and a period of serious reflection. Kissinger was then a bachelor, enamored of the tall, elegant, but elusive WASP Nancy Maginnes, but still very much a bachelor – Washington’s most sought-after bachelor. – Alistair Horne

Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection. – Winston Churchill

Cinema is a reflection of its own society. – Shohreh Aghdashloo

Cinema is a reflection of society and, in most cases, has the ability to be a mirror and not just show the problems but also give solutions and help them reach a large number of people through faces and voices that matter. – Kirti Kulhari

Club culture is always going to be a reflection of youth culture, but I think we’re maybe moving into a time when the club is a place where older people can go, too. And it’s a place people go to connect to themselves, it’s not always about the party. It’s also about letting off steam and expressing yourself and connecting to other people. – Robyn

Come on, we would be foolish to say that there’s never been African-American leads in some capacity, people of color in some capacity, leading shows or what have you. But it hasn’t happened enough and in a manner that is an accurate reflection of the world that we live in. – Mahershala Ali

Comedy is a reflection. We create nothing. We set no styles, no standards. We’re reflections. It’s a distorted mirror in the fun house. We watch society. As society behaves, then we have the ability to make fun of it. – Alan King

Comics are just mirrors. People can either laugh at the reflection or be disgusted by it. – Jermaine Fowler

Coming of age as a young queer man of color, it was a rarity to see any reflections of myself portrayed in mainstream media. Turning on the television or going to the movies was an escape into the imagination, yet it did not allow me a place of true connection to what I was viewing on the screen in front of me. – Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

Coming off ‘Reflection,’ what we really wanted to do was be more vulnerable. – Ally Brooke

Common sense is judgment without reflection, shared by an entire class, an entire nation, or the entire human race. – Giambattista Vico

Conservatives and liberals understand the Christian faith as a set of ideas because, so understood, Christianity seems to be a set of beliefs assessable to anyone upon reflection. – Stanley Hauerwas

Customs and convictions change; respectable people are the last to know, or to admit, the change, and the ones most offended by fresh reflections of the facts in the mirror of art. – John Updike

Darkness holds eternal sway over he who cannot first find the light within himself. – Melissa McPhail

Dates that come around every year help us measure progress in our lives. One annual event, New Year’s Day, is a time of reflection and resolution. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

Dear Lord, please teach me how to take good care of myself. I know that you want the best for me. When I need rest or help or more positive thinking and self-talk, please remind me to stop, reflect, and get back on the right track. Amen. – Teresa Whitehurst

Democracy is just a reflection of our morals and the things that we believe. – David Harsanyi

Detached reflection cannot be demanded in the presence of an uplifted knife. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you’re just a reflection of him? – Bill Watterson

Difficulty creates the opportunity for self-reflection and compassion. – Suzan-Lori Parks

Directing remains very psychological, and it takes a lot of time and reflection. When you’re an actor, it takes less time, and you can express yourself physically. – Guillaume Canet

Do not hide your light for fear of what others may think of you. Let it shine and be a reflection of what is possible. – Kristi Bowman

Do something today that your future self will thank you for. – Unknown

Do thoughts control what knowledge seeks, does reflection hold the key. – Kurt Philip Behm

Don’t dress for anyone else, dress so that you can stare at your own reflection in shop windows walking down the street. – Lady Amelia Windsor

Don’t become too preoccupied with what is happening around you. Pay more attention to what is going on within you. – Mary-Frances Winters

Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. – William Faulkner

Don’t let your reflection on the whole sweep of life crush you. – Marcus Aurelius

Doubt, not self-reflection, comes from a destructive energy, and when it rears its head, I talk to it like a lunatic. – Gwyneth Paltrow

During self-reflection, the realization came that revolution begins within. – Amanda Mosher

Dwell not on the faults and shortcomings of others; instead, seek clarity about your own. – Buddha

Each of us has a sense of self within us. To reflect this self is essential in creating a meaningful life. – Michael P. McNally

Each person you meet is an aspect of yourself, clamoring for love. – Eric Micha’el Leventhal

Each time you see a Western movie, it’s a good reflection of where things are in the world at that time. It’s probably one of the purest forms of cinema that really tells you where the world is. – Antoine Fuqua

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him. – John Locke

Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding. – David Hume

Emotions are there to enjoy life; but they are not used in self-reflection because they inhibit a proper reflection. They gunk us up. – Frederick Lenz

Engaging in meditative self-reflection and gaining increased control of inner experiences provides a person with a sense of control over fear and trembling and the chaos of life. – Kilroy J. Oldster

Even as a kid, I read ‘Jung – Reflections and Individuation In Fairy Tales’; all the inner circle of Jung was a real huge thing for me. – Pamela Anderson

Ever since I was a teenager, I always had a very strong sense of my own personal style. Kind of for better or for worse – actually I don’t think it’s ever been for worse. The way that I dress has always been a pretty accurate reflection of my personality and my life. – Busy Philipps

Every actor has his own approach towards acting. I believe you do not become the character you are playing. You may get closer to it but you do not lose yourself. There’s just a reflection of the character in you. – Jaideep Ahlawat

Every film that is made about the past is always a reflection of the present. – Kevin Macdonald

Every mirror embedded on the walls is a beautiful mirror; portraying to you your candid reflection. – Nikhil Parekh

Everybody is like a magnet. You attract to yourself reflections of that which you are. If you’re friendly then everybody else seems to be friendly too. – David R. Hawkins

Everyone and everything that shows up in our life is a reflection of something that is happening inside of us. – Alan Cohen

Everyone knows that you need to have a period of reflection at the end of the season. – Marquinhos

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. – Leo Tolstoy

Everything family does is reflection on the other people. – Kim Kardashian

Everything hurts right now and nothing is helping because as the pain is getting worse – so is the love. – Jennifer Elisabeth

Everything I do is a reflection of the duality within me. Musically, I really love things that are very synthetic and unnatural. And I also like the organic and human… the intrinsic, I guess. – Zola Jesus

Everything in life is a reflection of what we need to learn, if only we see it that way. – Lynn Marie Sager

Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, make a different choice. – Unknown

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. – Carl Jung

Everything we do in life is only a reflection of what we believe. – Victor D’Monte

Examination of our past is never time-wasting. Reverberations from the past provide learning rubrics for living today. – Kilroy J. Oldster

Examining your thoughts is an important part of the practice of self-reflections. – Ryuho Okawa

Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends. – Brian Tracy

Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better. – Pat Riley

Extroverts are energized by social interaction. I’m often exhausted by it. I am someone who needs personal time for deep thought and reflection. – Ritchie Torres

Faith is not a product of reflection, nor is it even an attempt to penetrate the depths of my own being. – Pope Benedict XVI

Far from thinking that philosophy is a useless repetition of life I think, on the contrary, that without reflection life would probably dissipate itself in ignorance of itself or in chaos. – Maurice Merleau-Ponty

Fashion and beauty is a reflection of what’s on the inside. And if you’re genuine, they match up. The core of who you are will be the same. – Michelle Carter

Fashion is a language, for sure, and it is a reflection of society. – Carine Roitfeld

Flamenco is the reflection of the street. It’s that thing that’s so beautiful, that comes directly from the people. It has so much truth, tragedy, falling in love, falling out of love, flamenco has it all. You can learn so much, that’s why it’s so incredible and so beautiful. – Rosalia

Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. – Peter Drucker

Football is a sport of paradox. It requires reaction, not reflection. Yet you must use your mind to calculate, to anticipate – to think and not think at the same time. – Dhani Jones

Football stadiums are just a reflection of what is going on in society. Many times in stadiums, people just feel more relaxed and say what they think when they’re somewhere else. – Samuel Eto’o

For ‘Dragon Quest IX,’ one of the biggest things was being able to create your own character and your party members, too. The importance of it is that you can customize the face, the name, or something like that, so the party members are really a reflection of you. It becomes more of your own experience. – Yuji Horii

For black Catholics, the papal visit is a time of anticipation but also a time of reflection on their difficult – but important – place within the Catholic Church in America. – Anthea Butler

For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections. – Peace Pilgrim

For me, I had to overcome shyness to be an actor. But as a director, you lose your subjectivity, your self-consciousness. And instead of just your role, it’s the life of the whole play that becomes a reflection of you. – Gene Saks

For me, stories were brothers, sisters and friends, filling the long hours between childhood and adolescence, holding up a true mirror in which I might find out who I was rather than a distorted reflection of who I was expected to become. – Debi Gliori

For me, success is being happy. I used to think it was lots of houses, lots of record sales, lots of stories to tell. But some massive life changes, getting a divorce and my dad dying, led to a huge period of reflection. – KT Tunstall

For me, the reputation for teaching language in general, and East European languages most particularly, gave Glasgow University, and by reflection the country, a distinction. – Tom Stoppard

For whatever be the knowledge which we are able to obtain of God, either by perception or reflection, we must of necessity believe that He is by many degrees far better than what we perceive Him to be. – Origen

Forgiveness is a very personal and intimate thing. Forgiveness is not something that you can speak for others because it includes not only your desire and will, your reflection and intellect, but also your emotions. – Ingrid Betancourt

Friendship with one’s self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Gasoline prices are a direct reflection of the cost of the raw materials to produce the gasoline, no different than any other product that you would buy, whether it’s a good or some other consumable, or it’s a luxury item. It’s all a function of what do the raw materials cost. – Rex Tillerson

God knows far more about living a life of joy and blessings than we do. – Randy Loubier

Good looks are not something you earn. But as you get older, how you look is a reflection of the life you’ve led. – Diana Quick

Good rom-coms have some reflection of the way things are, the sign of the times. – Rashida Jones

Great ideas emerge from useless fragments of thoughts. – Michael Bassey Johnson

Great leaders develop through a never-ending process of self-study, self-reflection, education, training, and experience. – Tony Buon

Growing into the worlds above us, realizing the higher realms of consciousness within us, requires that we outgrow the worlds beneath us. – Guy Finley

Growth is actually contagious, so if you want to reach your goals, you’ve got to get around people who are going in the same direction you want to be going, and you will catch the success. – Dr. Henry Cloud

Having no resources within himself, he was compelled to be the copyist of many, and being such, he was forever the victim of inconsistency; – Fredrick Douglass

Here is the world, and you live in it, and are grateful. You try to be grateful. – Michael Cunningham

Heroes have always served as a reflection of their times, a template of who we are and what we want to be. – David Grann

Historians and archaeologists will one day discover that the ads of our time are the richest and most faithful reflections that any society ever made of its entire range of activities. – Marshall McLuhan

Holidays are reflection time and I always take ‘Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting’, by Lynn Grabhorn. – Jane McDonald

Hollywood has to be a better reflection of the world we live in. – Mahershala Ali

Hollywood is a reflection of a general climate that we live in. – Donna Langley

Homes are always a reflection of the people in them, my whole job is to understand the psychology of the family I am designing for, the world of design they’d like to live within, be happy and comfortable in. – Sussanne Khan

Honest self reflection opens your mind to reprogramming, change, success and freedom. – Vikas Runwal

Honest self-understanding liberates us from our stuck emotions. – C. Terry Warner

How sad and bad and mad it was – but then, how it was sweet. – Robert Browning

Human beings, viewed as behaving systems, are quite simple. The apparent complexity of our behavior over time is largely a reflection of the complexity of the environment in which we find ourselves. – Herbert A. Simon

Human intelligence is a reflection of the intelligence that produces everything. In knowing, we are simply extending the intelligence that comes to and constitutes us. We mimic the mind of God, so to speak. Or better, we continue and extend it. – Huston Smith

Humanity was created in the image of God; our love is a reflection of his. – Meir Soloveichik

I am a mirror to my neighbor, and in that mirror, he must see a reflection of Jesus. If that mirror is cloudy or distorted, Jesus’ reflection will be so vague it will hardly be seen. – Mother Angelica

I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn. – Robert Frost

I am an ‘other.’ As a queer, biracial man who occupies and embodies many different intersections of ‘otherness,’ I’ve spent my entire life seeking reflections of myself in the world around me to connect and relate to. – Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

I am concerned about the erraticness of the dollar. The dollar is up, the dollar is down. We print a lot of dollars. The dollar gets devalued. That is really the concern. If people think the gold price up and down is a reflection of something wrong with gold, no – I say it is something wrong with the dollar. – Ron Paul

I am flattered that so many people have resonated with my style and that beauty and fashion standards in the media continue to grow in their inclusivity and reflection of the real world. – Melissa Leong

I am often drawn to what appear at first to be ‘dark’ or ‘difficult’ subjects, but which, upon further examination, are always and only reflections of the ways human beings attempt, however clumsily, badly, or well, to connect with others. – Marya Hornbacher

I am one of the writers who wish to create serious works of literature which dissociate themselves from those novels which are mere reflections of the vast consumer cultures of Tokyo and the subcultures of the world at large. – Kenzaburo Oe

I believe Aids is the most important issue we face, because how we treat the poor is a reflection of who we are as a people. – Alicia Keys

I believe an artiste is a reflection of society. I write what I see. I am not a scholar, I am just an entertainer. I cannot change the way people think. – Yo Yo Honey Singh

I believe that our society is merely a reflection of what is going on inside each and every one of us. – Seal

I believe that who we are, and consequently the work that we make, whether we’re visual artists or writers or journalists or filmmakers, is a projection of where we were born, what’s been withheld or lavished upon us, our color, our sex, our class. And everything we do in life to some degree is a reflection of that context. – Barbara Kruger

I can hold a cup of sake on a full moon in Japan, and the reflection of the moon in that little cup can make me feel so enthusiastic about beauty. That one good, magical moment can give me enough to create other things like the teardrop earring or necklace. – Elsa Peretti

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty. – Albert Einstein

I confess freely to you, I could never look long upon a monkey, without very mortifying reflections. – William Congreve

I could have just received royalty checks every month by lending my name to a collection, but I didn’t want to do that. My name is a reflection of me. – Nicky Hilton

I couldn’t be ‘Johnny’ in front of a camera in acting jobs and behind the camera I like to be ‘Michael.’ With directing, you can’t do it by halves. There’s a lot of reflection, and I have found that I, as ‘Michael,’ thrive on it. It’s lovely coming home and feeling that stuff from a day’s work as myself. – Johnny Vegas

I couldn’t imagine that I’d ever fall in love again like I had with Gideon. For better or worse, he was my soulmate. The other half of me. In many ways, he was my reflection. – Sylvia Day

I didn’t seem to know anyone as well as I thought I did. But I wonder now if maybe you can’t ever truly know another person. Maybe all you can do is hope that one day, you’ll know yourself. – Sarah Nicole Smetana

I discovered by working with actual glass models that the important thing is the play of reflections and not the effect of light and shadow, as in ordinary buildings. – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

I do like things that are not necessarily a reflection of what is considered the right thing by this culture. Somehow, promoting that status quo I find uninteresting. – Crispin Glover

I do not recall spending long hours in front of a mirror loving my reflection. – Gene Tierney

I do still get shocked every once in a while when I catch my reflection when I’m walking past a glass building, but it’s in my mind about getting older and finding out what I’m going to look like as it unfolds – or as it folds, depending on where the marks and scars land. – Dave Matthews

I don’t drink blood, and last time I looked in the mirror, I had a reflection. – Nicolas Cage

I don’t hate what I see when I look in the mirror. Even if legions of others don’t agree. I have accepted the reflection that reliably bounces back at me for its perks and its flaws. – Leandra Medine

I don’t know if it’s just me getting older or if it’s a reflection of times changing, but it just seems to me like among most of my friends and peers, there’s a lot more time being spent at home than out. – Mike D

I don’t think of reflection on dark things as necessarily dark. – C. K. Williams

I don’t think we spend enough time in reflection and introspection. We don’t know who we are as individuals in this culture anymore. – Naomi Judd

I don’t turn to greeting cards for wisdom and advice, but they are a fine reflection of the general drift of the culture. – Susan Orlean

I feel Kavya is a reflection of me in more ways than one. She is strong-willed yet vulnerable. She is ambitious yet she believes in family values. She stands for what is right and knows when something is wrong. – Madalsa Sharma

I feel like the music should be a reflection of the culture and the world we’re living in. – Naughty Boy

I found that gloss paint suited me entirely, and its qualities still intrigue me. It’s viscous and fluid and feels like a pool. It’s highly reflective, which means there are layers of looking. You look at the picture, and you look at the surface, then you look at the reflection in the surface behind you, then you look at yourself. – Gary Hume

I get disappointed when players arrive and are not at peak condition. Ultimately that is the reflection of the set-up I run. Ultimately that is the reflection of me and my support staff. – Mickey Arthur

I got a dog and am trying to elevate. I’m working out, eating healthier, reading books. Making ‘Make it Out Alive’ is going to be a reflection of all of that. – Brent Faiyaz

I had a born-again experience at the age of 33. As a result of that I found a church where I felt I was being fed properly. I don’t say that as a reflection on Catholicism. But once I was born again, I got an evangelical spirit. – Bill McCartney

I had chosen to use my work as a reflection of my values. – Sidney Poitier

I had the urge to examine my life in another culture and move beyond what I knew. – Frances Mayes

I have a fundamentally hopeful view about people, and that might merely be a reflection of the fact that I’ve lived an incredibly privileged life in a very wealthy nation without a lot of the struggles that most of the world has to face. – Greta Gerwig

I have always preferred the reflection of the life to life itself. – Francois Truffaut

I have caught my reflection and thought, ‘Oof. That girl is struggling. That girl is tired.’ I’ve had mornings where I’m like, ‘Oh God, I have weird hair.’ – Melissa McCarthy

I have just explained my idea of how a constructive period of reflection, one that would send a clear message to the citizens of Europe: You should now what our priorities are. For Germany this means: Unemployment is one of one of our biggest problems. – Angela Merkel

I hope that there’s a little black boy somewhere in Montana that never thought that he would see a reflection of himself, and he turns on the television, like, ‘Oh my God, thank you.’ – Brian Tyree Henry

I hope to attend it as Japan needs to tell the world the lessons, knowledge and reflections learned from the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant. – Yoshihiko Noda

I hope you’ll find that my campaign was a reflection of how I plan to govern – bringing people together, building coalitions, and finding common ground. – Doug Ducey

I just want to make sure that I’m taking roles that are positive, real, honest reflections of African-Americans because I do think the media can put African-American women in the background. Then, unfortunately, what happens is, subconsciously, our culture begins to assess that as reality. – Kat Graham

I just want your voice aimed at me again. I want to absorb the direction of your eyes… – Jennifer Elisabeth

I knew I was going from the flock of Christ and had no resolution to return, hence serious reflections were uneasy to me, and youthful vanities and diversions were my greatest pleasure. – John Woolman

I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence? – James Thomson

I know that ‘The Accident’ is not a completely accurate reflection of the reality of the book publishing world, which, like nearly any other business, consists mostly of people sitting in small offices staring at computer screens or reading or trying to stay awake in meetings. – Chris Pavone

I know that this process of ‘me changing my life’ doesn’t just end once I set fire to this list of things I hate about myself. Tonight isn’t as much of a new beginning as it is a violent end and I know the real work hasn’t even started yet. – Jennifer Elisabeth

I know that your soul is on life support and that you feel lost and like you’re completely spinning out of control, but you’re finding yourself – here, tonight… even in this darkness. – Jennifer Elisabeth

I know. I was there. I saw the great void in your soul, and you saw mine. – Sebastian Faulks

I leaned over the sink, closer to my reflection, and stare at myself hard. I don’t know what I see. I don’t even know what I want to see. – Nina LaCour

I learned a few years ago that balance is the key to a happy and successful life, and a huge part of achieving that balance is to instill rituals into your everyday life – a nutritious balanced diet, daily exercise, time for yourself through meditation, reading, journaling, yoga, daily reflection, and setting goals. – Gretchen Bleiler

I look around the room and can’t help but think about how it is the little things we look back on in life. I wonder how often people think that they should pay more attention to them. – Erika Lance

I look at my body as an extension of the music. My body is a canvas, and with my tattoos, I want them to be a direct reflection of my thoughts. – Lil Skies

I love my mother to death. I’m pretty much a reflection of her. – Stone Cold Steve Austin

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. – Thomas Paine

I make my films because I’m affected by a situation, by something that makes me want to reflect on it, that lends itself to an artistic reflection. I always aim to look directly at what I’m dealing with. I think it’s a task of dramatic art to confront us with things that in the entertainment industry are usually swept under the rug. – Michael Haneke

I mean, Iceland is Iceland. It can’t do damage to anybody unless you’re Icelandic. But the United States can drag down the entire western economy. And I think what we are seeing is simply a reflection of reality. This is not, I’m sorry, but this is not a AAA nation. – Mark Steyn

I never make the same mistake twice. I make it like five or six times, you know, just to be sure. – Unknown

I often make a joke of my parents, because I come from a Nigerian background and there’s a stereotype in the Nigerian community that all of us are going to be doctors and lawyers, and that’s just how it is. But upon reflection, my parents were always really supportive of me doing music. – MNEK

I often stood in front of the mirror alone, wondering how ugly a person could get. – Charles Bukowski

I punished myself and avoided my reflection in mirrors and any windows. I would see myself reflected back, and I would look away, trying to pretend I didn’t exist, because I hated myself so much. – Margaret Cho

I read ‘The Crystal Cave’ book by Mary Stewart, and I thought it was a really, really interesting part of the legend, in which Merlin could enter into the cave with these crystals and see reflections of the future in them and learn how to use that and harness those powers for himself. – Colin Morgan

I really do feel now that the way I dress onstage and for work is a true reflection of my own sense of style as well. – Rachel Stevens

I really value distinctive movies, movies that feel that they came from a person that was really something that they had conceived and they made and is a reflection of who they are. – Roman Coppola

I remind myself that too much self-reflection can make even a toadstool fall into a deep slumber. – Susan Ornbratt

I see guys who are in the gym all the time, but their bodies are not a reflection of that. They look the same from year to year, and that has to do with the fact that they’re not evaluating the effect of their efforts. – Phil Heath

I see reflections of what I love about myself in the love and care I receive from my friends, family, and co-workers who, in turn, allow me to love and care about them. – Asia Kate Dillon

I stared at myself in the mirror, wondering what she saw that I didn’t. – Sherri Lee Emmons

I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed. – Dolly Parton

I think a life of a human being is not something you can explain in a few interview questions. The stuff you do in the media is sometimes a great reflection and sometimes not a great reflection of who you are as a person. – Andreja Pejic

I think a lot of self-identity and inner-personal development is hampered by consumerism and capitalism because we see ourselves as a reflection of the TV, rather than as a reflection of the people who are around us, truly. – Aloe Blacc

I think anytime you are in a team setting and there is any kind of acknowledgement, per se, I think it’s always a reflection of the coaching staff and the players and the organization, in my opinion. – Billy Donovan

I think characters are going to be, if not a reflection of the author, at least some refraction of some part of their personality. – Diana Gabaldon

I think cinema is a reflection of the society and whatever is being shown is because of the climate we’re living in. It is relevant, topical, and surely somewhere it’s impacting people who can relate to these circumstances. – Kiara Advani

I think college football is a reflection of Middle America. You go into a college football town, and you will find three generations of a family sitting together. It’s a rallying point for the university, the community, and the families. – Keith Jackson

I think dystopian futures are also a reflection of current fears. – Lauren Oliver

I think e-mail is representative of our fast food mentality in the United States, where everything has gotten faster and faster, and we’re required to respond to inputs more quickly with less time for thought and reflection. I believe that we need to slow down. – Alan Lightman

I think football is a reflection on life and society and you have to move with the times. I’ve moved with the times, I’ve had to. – Tony Pulis

I think I had a kind of pause for insight in my 20s when I wasn’t in a relationship and my career wasn’t going the way I wanted it to go. I had time for reflection then. – Ray Liotta

I think I’d say that my whole body of work is a reflection of who I am, but not any one specific thing. – Zooey Deschanel

I think it’s a reflection of the music business in general, which to me seems very fragmented. – Kathy Valentine

I think lighting is a reflection of what is at stake emotionally in a movie. – Rachel Morrison

I think making mistakes and discovering them for yourself is of great value, but to have someone else to point out your mistakes is a shortcut of the process. – Shelby Foote

I think people in the U.K. should be concerned about the under-representation of BAME actors in TV and Film, because it is an incorrect reflection of our society. – Georgina Campbell

I think professional wrestling will always be a reflection of how society is. – Aleister Black

I think recovery is around the clock. Are you sleeping enough? Are you hydrating enough? Are you stretching? Are you eating well? Pretty much everything that I do is a reflection of how I’m going to feel on the field. I take great pride in getting in an ice bath after training and just taking care of myself. – Carli Lloyd

I think that business should be a reflection of who a person truly is. – Rohan Marley

I think that’s what a lot of writers do, create a totally fantastical scenario that is a reflection of something else going on in their life. – Matt Bellamy

I think the way you dress is a direct reflection out of what you will get out of your day; you make the effort, people will notice. You’ll feel better, and those around you will feel better. – Nick Wooster

I think there’s a terrible price to be paid when your exterior life is not an honest reflection of your interior life. – Gene Robinson

I think TV, at least most immediately, perhaps more so than film, is a reflection of society. – Matt Bomer

I think, when you reach the top level, it is less about the money itself; it is important only because the level of earning shows the importance of the player or the manager. I don’t think people want to have the money just to spend it. It is a reflection of your importance in football. – Antonio Conte

I titled the album Reflections because I am reflecting on my music career. – Miriam Makeba

I truly try to create beauty and reflection and all of that as conscientiously and judiciously and minutely as I can. – Guillermo del Toro

I used to hear on the radio people like Jack Benny or Bob Hope, but I never had any interest in their type of humor. I thought that I could do something more substantially meaningful with significant, thoughtful, analytical reflections on real life situations. – Jackie Mason

I visualize where I wanted to be, what kind of player I wanted to become. I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and I focused on getting there. – Michael Jordan

I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason. – Jennifer Elisabeth

I want to create a collection, almost like a trilogy of sorts. Whereas ‘Milk and Honey’ was very much like holding a mirror up to yourself, the second book is turning that mirror around and fixing it on the world. The book is a reflection of the times we are in. – Rupi Kaur

I want you to trust yourself, baby. Love is all that matters and you’ve always known that. You’ve known, since you were a very little girl, what your life is meant to be about… – Jennifer Elisabeth

I wanted to share my doubts and my culinary, amorous, and cosmic experiences. So I wrote ‘Like Water for Chocolate,’ which is merely the reflection of who I am as a woman, a wife, a mother, a daughter. – Laura Esquivel

I was in Italy on vacation, and I saw my reflection in a mirror. I saw how unique my skin was and why people stop me on the street to ask about it. I started falling in love with it. – Khoudia Diop

I was worried for a while that it was some sort of reflection of me that all I seemed to be getting were these characters that were a tad bit loony. But I love it. Those are the most fun characters to play! – Torrey DeVitto

I wear a hat on stage so that people won’t be blinded by the reflection from my head. Also, if I don’t wear a hat, there’s no way that the hat can be at that level by itself on the stage. – Steven Wright

I work in musical theater because people keep writing quality stories in the genre, and I’m really all about investing in a piece that says something about our current time, that is, a reflection on who we are today. – Brandon Victor Dixon

I would love to design clothes. Bretman clothing would be a good reflection of my personality, with a super-extra, nonbinary, and non-gendered clothes that are made with quality sustainable fabrics. – Bretman Rock

I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for ‘Show Boat.’ The kind of theater I chose to be involved in is completely a direct reflection of what ‘Show Boat’ made possible. – Harold Prince

I’ll tell you one thing: I found the perfect antidote for missing the cut at the Masters – moving into a new house. No time for too much reflection when you’re lugging your possessions backwards and forwards. – Shane Lowry

I’m a mom… and I’m learning this being a parent, sometimes your child can be such a reflection of who you are. And I have to figure out when it is my ego that dictates how I parent and when it is what I think is best for my child. – Adina Porter

I’m a reflection of my mom, my brothers and everyone in my family. How I carry myself is a reflection of how they raised me. I’ve learned that. – Marcus Smart

I’m absolutely obsessed with The Jesus And Mary Chain and Patti Smith, but I’m a massive pop fan. I love pop culture, It’s a total reflection of the zeitgeist. – Siobhan Fahey

I’m feeling more and more thoughts that aren’t songs, just reflections. I’m always been very shy and in some ways a prisoner in one language and I feel that the liberation of creativity has to be in all senses. So I’ve been deciding to publishing something very simple but very small at the same time, nothing egocentric. – Ana Tijoux

I’m interested in contemporary vision – the flicker of chrome, reflections, rapid associations, quick flashes of light. Bing! Bang! – James Rosenquist

I’m not a religious person but I do like the idea of Sunday as a day set apart from the rest of the week. It’s nice to have a period of reflection and have time to think about things. – Jarvis Cocker

I’m trying to make work that is reflective and is encouraging of reflection. – Antony Gormley

I’ve always believed that fashion is not just what you look like on the outside, it’s a reflection of who you are on the inside. – Kenneth Cole

I’ve come to understand that art is awesome and beautiful because it’s a reflection of life – but it’s just a reflection, and the real thing is my daughter. – Chance The Rapper

I’ve gotten a little bit pompous. When I get out in public, I really notice myself looking at my reflections as a I walk though. New York is not a great place for me. – Chip Gaines

I’ve had all types of beautiful girls tell me that they ugly when they look in the mirror, as if it’s someone else’s reflection they see. – Lee Daniels

I’ve learnt to not look that deeply into what people say as it’s mostly a reflection of themselves. – Motsi Mabuse

I’ve used mirrors in a lot of movies. I think the mirror is an extraordinary thing, also the reflective, a reflection in water, etc. – Nicolas Roeg

If a friend got a big promotion, I would outwardly congratulate them, but inside I would painfully compare myself with them and think that their success was a reflection on my failings. – Jess Phillips

If every library is in some sense a reflection of its readers, it is also an image of that which we are not, and cannot be. – Alberto Manguel

If I body-shame a woman, it is more a reflection of me being critical of my body, me not being able to keep up to certain standards I have, and so making sure that the women around me feel the same way. – Rupi Kaur

If I can inspire one spark of awareness or get a spark of introspection or reflection about someone else’s life, that’s a beautiful thing, in my opinion. – Noah Centineo

If I get on the golf course, my basketball game is a direct reflection of how many rounds of golf I can get. So, the more rounds of golf, the better I play. – Andre Iguodala

If I speak of myself in different ways, that is because I look at myself in different ways. – Michel de Montaigne

If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it. – Rev. Jesse Jackson

If people are concerned about my house and where I live again it’s much more of a reflection on them than it is on me. – Alexander Downer

If the Romans could have fortified their cities the way the human brain fortifies itself, we’d still be wearing togas. The mind is an amazing piece of biomachinery, really. A serious threat presents itself at the gate and up fly the walls, standing firm in the face of earth-shaking revelations, ideological bullets, and plain old logic. – Kelley Armstrong

If there were an election today, Netanyahu would win. Yet, his standing in the polls is also a reflection of the weakness of Ehud Olmert, the current prime minister – who stands at 2 percent in a recent poll – and the enduring weaknesses of the Labor Party. – Dennis Ross

If there’s any success that I’ve had, it is a direct reflection of the people I work with. We have a very smart team and an extremely hardworking team, both here in Washington and back in Illinois. – Cheri Bustos

If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values – that all reality hinges on moral foundations, and that all reality has spiritual control. – Martin Luther King Jr.

If we have poor coaches, that’s a reflection of me and a reflection of what we think we can give to the kids. – Tyrone Mings

If we take time to reflect together on who we are and who we could choose to become, we will be led into the territory where change originates. – Roger Heuser and ‎Norman Shawchuck

If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks’ vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days. – Dorothy Canfield Fisher

If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been. – T.D. Jakes

If you are watching a fairy tale, that’s why you go to fairy tales: you want these uncomplicated stories and uncomplicated characters. But if it’s meant to be real life, you want there to be some reflection of your experience and have something you can hook into. – Clare-Hope Ashitey

If you can’t prove your freedom in the nanosecond before you spilled rage out of your lips, you have proven your bondage. – Randy Loubier

If you continuously compete with others, you become bitter, but if you continuously compete with yourself you become better. – Unknown

If you don’t know what you are doing wrong, you can never know what you are doing right. – Chen Xinhua

If you find yourself trapped inside a dimming world, remember it was always this dark inside the body. Where the heart, like any law, stops only for the living. If you find yourself, then congratulations, your hands are yours to keep. – Ocean Vuong

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. – Marcus Garvey

If you look at the paintings that I love in art history, these are the paintings where great, powerful men are being celebrated on the big walls of museums throughout the world. What feels really strange is not to be able to see a reflection of myself in that world. – Kehinde Wiley

If you take time to reflect, you will walk away in peace. – Dr. Bradford A. Seaman

Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them. – John Ruskin

In ‘Cape Fear,’ all that water and the reflections and these threatening and submerged images in the water – that signals the awfulness that is to come. We’re very good at awfulness. No, really, we do do some sweet titles, too. – Saul Bass

In 1998, Nasdaq started a project called Next Nasdaq – or what Nasdaq was going to become – and they decided to handpick some of the up-and-comers. I was chosen as one of the people. It was a great opportunity for me and, I guess, a reflection of the fact that I was seen as someone who was developing her career pretty well. – Adena Friedman

In a free society, government reflects the soul of its people. If people want change at the top, they will have to live in different ways. Our major social problems are not the cause of our decadence. They are a reflection of it. – Cal Thomas

In a mirror is where we find a reflection of our appearances, but in a heart is where we find a reflection of our soul. – Unknown

In a sense, I’m always hearing music of some sort, whether it’s people talking or surface noise or whatever, because there is no privacy. So when I’m by myself, I just kind of like to be and reflect, and I can’t do that when I’m listening to music. Because it’s someone else’s reflections, not mine. – Sarah McLachlan

In a way, I’d rather go into an interview and be disliked, and have unpleasant things written about me, than to have a wonderful, glowing article written that is in no way a reflection of who I am. – Romola Garai

In any piece of art, the artist pours themselves into it. It becomes a reflection of who they are and what they believe. That’s what it has to be. Otherwise it’s just a product. – Travis Knight

In many ways, products are a reflection of their founders, and I consider myself a geek. But aside from that, Imgur just organically evolved into the epicenter of geek culture. – Alan Schaaf

In moments of quiet reflection our minds embrace the sea that we have crossed. – Holmes

In most of our dreams, our inner eye of reflection is shut and we sleep within our sleep. The exception takes place when we seem to awake within our dreams, without disturbing or ending the dream state, and learn to recognize that we are dreaming while the dream is still happening. – Stephen LaBerge

In old age be always prudent and wise; reflect on your past health and happiness, and do what you can to preserve them unimpaired as long as possible. – The Friend: A Religious and Literary

In silence and movement you can show the reflection of people. – Marcel Marceau

In sum, thought and reflection have been rendered thoroughly pointless by the circumstances in which modern men and women live and act. – Jacques Ellul

In the ’50s, a lot of stories were built around radiation and the proliferation of new technology. In the ’70s, there were a lot of stories that dealt with the Vietnam War. So comic books have always been a reflection of the times we live in. – Jim Lee

In the mirror, the face and its reflection – they watch each other; different, but one. – Sant Tukaram

In time the mind comes to reflect on its own operations about the ideas got by sensation, and thereby stores itself with a new set of ideas, which l call ideas of reflection. – John Locke

Innocence is not virtue. Virtue demands the active employment of an ardent mind in the promotion of the general good. No man can be eminently virtuous who is not accustomed to an extensive range of reflection. – William Godwin

Intellectually he understood perfectly what the problem was: guilt and doubt, the waste products of innocence and faith, inhibited him and filled him with self-loathing even at his own weakness in trying to be free of them. – Ken MacLeod

Intellectually speaking, people love you with the capacity that they have at that time. – Germany Kent

Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom. – Anatole France

Is Amazon truly the best online buying experience? Absolutely not. Is eBay the best platform for auction? Probably not. Are dating sites like really a reflection of the way people date? Probably not. – Danny Rimer

Is not religion all deeds and all reflection, and that which is neither deed nor reflection, but a wonder and a surprise ever springing in the soul, even while the hands hew the stone or tend the loom? – Khalil Gibran

It is a most delightful reflection that if I come to the throne of God in prayer, I may feel a thousand defects, but yet there is hope. I usually feel more dissatisfied with my prayers than with anything else I do. – Charles Spurgeon

It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done. – Samuel Johnson

It is always our own self that we find at the end of the journey. The sooner we face that self, the better. – Ella Maillart

It is great to be introspective, self-analysis can be useful, but only if it results in action. – Joe Sacco

It is indeed specially characteristic of the passion of love that it has the faculty of giving a perpetual flow to the interchange of sentiments and reflections in conversation. – William Godwin

It is not as much about who you used to, as it is about who you choose to be. – Sanhita Baruah

It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is not possible, given any degree of optimism and generosity in regard to people in general, to set a time limit on creative reflection or a limitation on the number of people involved in the creation. – Earle Brown

It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words. – Eric Hoffer

It is quite an illusion to imagine that one adjusts to reality essentially without the use of language and that language is merely an incidental means of solving specific problems of communication or reflection. – Edward Sapir

It is strange to reflect how much energy is thrown away in attempting to know the unknowable. – Joseph Barber Lightfoot

It is the final person we see reflected in our eyes that really matters; we wonder who is she and why is she here? To find ourselves truly, it is the goal we have all set for ourselves. – Michelle Shen

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. – Aristotle

It is when you lose sight of yourself, that you lose your way. To keep your truth in sight you must keep yourself in sight and the world to you should be a mirror to reflect to you your image; the world should be a mirror that you reflect upon. – C. JoyBell C.

It occurred to me that memorials shouldn’t be grand. If you really want to honor the memory of a tragedy, you shouldn’t create areas of calm reflection. You should make people uncomfortable. Put them in the shoes of those who perpetrated and those who suffered. Then ask, would they be able to forgive in these situations? – Clemantine Wamariya

It seems obvious to me that the notion of God has never been anything but a kind of ideal projection, a reflection upward of the human personality, and that theology never has been and never can be anything but a more and more purified mythology. – Alfred Loisy

It seems the great advantage of people who annoy us is motivation to engage in reflection. – Auliq Ice

It takes a certain ingenuous faith – but I have it – to believe that people who read and reflect more likely than not come to judge things with liberality and truth. – C. Grayling

It took a lot of years of me on my own, coaching myself, to look in the mirror and love the reflection. – Alyssa Edwards

It was stunning actually, because what you would hope for from our national leaders is some reflection, some understanding that the situation that we encountered in Iraq was not what we expected, that it was not what he said it would be. – Chris Van Hollen

It’s amazing what we’ve been through already in our lives no matter what our age. Think of what we’ve seen, people we’ve met, our relationships, experiences, and accomplishments. Reflection is a powerful tool. – Tara Stiles

It’s cool to be a part of recovery. This is just who I am, this is what I write about, what I do, and most of my work has been a reflection of what I’ve been going through in one way or another. – Chester Bennington

It’s definitely something that is a direct reflection in the mirror when you do a reality show. You can see what your flaws are and what you need to work on. – Summer Rae

It’s hard not to question whether the harsh verdict of Winnie Mandela is a reflection of discomfort with women warriors or, more broadly, with the militant ethos that ultimately became a foil for the popularized representation of Nelson Mandela as the open-armed father of a non-racial nation. – Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

It’s important for people of colour to have the opportunities to play characters that are as nuanced – as three-dimensional, as human – as the characters who we traditionally see getting to play the protagonist. The good guys and the bad guys. The reason that is important is because it’s a better reflection of the reality of the world we live in. – Mahershala Ali

It’s important that athletes can compete on a level playing field. And youngsters coming into the sport can know that if they are working hard and training hard, they’ll see a true reflection of where they stand and what they can achieve worldwide and not be swayed by people who are cheating. – Paula Radcliffe

It’s interesting because we live in a country where the obesity is so enormous. And then the reflection on the runways is girls that are so thin. So there’s two extremes that are almost like a reflection of themselves, and it’s very hard to be in the middle with girls that are just healthy. – Nina Garcia

It’s torment to look in the mirror and not recognize the man in the reflection. How amazing would it be to love someone through their honest and ugly moments?! It takes a journey to work off the mask to become authentic and whole. – Israel Houghton

It’s a beautiful thing for mind, body, and spirit to take some time daily for reflection. – Unknown

I’m going to follow this invisible red thread until I find myself again… until I finally figure out… who I’m meant to be. – Jennifer Elisabeth

I’ve grown up defined by this desperate, undeniable, ‘can’t breathe’ kind of space inside of myself and I’m afraid that the diagnosis is fatal. – Jennifer Elisabeth

I’ve never been in the military, but I have a purple heart: I got it from beating myself up over things that I can’t fix. – Rudy Francisco

James Taylor is the kind of person I always thought the word ‘folksinger’ referred to. He writes and sings songs that are reflections of his own life, and performs in them in his own style. All of his performances are marked by an eloquent simplicity. – Jon Landau

Jumping into problems without adequate reflection is likely to lead to false starts and erroneous conclusions. – James C. Kaufman

Keep both heart and hand in your own possession, till you see good reason to part with them; and if such an occasion should never present itself, comfort your mind with this reflection: that, though in single life your joys may not be very many, your sorrows, at least, will not be more than you can bear. – Anne Bronte

Kindness is the No. 1 quality I look for in a man. You can see in how he treats anyone – from a CEO to a housekeeper – and it’s a reflection of how nice a guy is. Funniness and confidence come after that… When a guy approaches me, it’s fantastic if he can make me laugh. – Meghan Markle

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people. – Carl Jung

Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know myself, to know it completely. – Kahlil Gibran

Leap off the fence of indecision. Get out of the ‘Want to Lane’ and put yourself into the ‘Got to Lane.’ – Gloria Mayfield Banks

Learning to love my inner and outer beauty wasn’t an easy road. I still don’t always love the reflection I see in the mirror, but I have learned that my outer appearance does not define me. – Katherine Schwarzenegger

Learning without reflection is a waste. Reflection without learning is dangerous. – Confucius

Let go of rejections and focus on self-reflection. For it is within that you will find the light you seek. – Amy Leigh Mercree

Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are. – Brene Brown

Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back. I’m going to help you forgive the things that you won’t let yourself forget. – Jennifer Elisabeth

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. – Soren Kierkegaard

Life has highs, lows, loud and quiet moments, beautiful ones and ugly ones. Music is a reflection of life. – Bonobo

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it. – Ernest Holmes

Life is more enjoyable when you focus your attention on helping others than reflecting on your own problems. – Nishan Panwar

Life is only a reflection of what we allow ourselves to see and be. – Trudy Symeonakis Vesotsky

Life is unpredictable, and I feel, to some extent, lighting and cinematography should be a reflection of that. – Rachel Morrison

Like all food, whether you’re talking about Persian food, or Chinese food, or Swedish food, it’s always a reflection of wars, trading, a bunch of good and a bunch of bad. But what’s left is always the food story. – Marcus Samuelsson

Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed. – Indra Devi

Living in a way that reflects one’s values is not just about what you do, it is also about how you do things. – Deborah Day

Living my life in conservation, I see far greater tragedies and crimes against wildlife than the loss of a few thousand badgers. The real reason so many people are so unsettled by the cull is its sinister reflection on the democratic process, on our government’s attitude to conservation and to science. – Steve Backshall

Look outside and you will see yourself. Look inside and you will find yourself. – Drew Gerald

Maintaining a sense of your personality grounds you in your space. I try and just make what I wear a reflection of how I feel at that moment, at that particular place in time. – Yara Shahidi

Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness. – Billy Graham

Many scientists think that philosophy has no place, so for me it’s a sad time because the role of reflection, contemplation, meditation, self inquiry, insight, intuition, imagination, creativity, free will, is in a way not given any importance, which is the domain of philosophers. – Deepak Chopra

Marking time in present tense old memories left to rust. The past a distant reverie its truth beyond my trust. Looking straight into the sun my eyes reopen wide. A last reflection staring back remembrance so divine. – Kurt Philip Behm

Marriage is a reflection of your life in general: how you treat people, how you argue, how secure you are in your own thoughts. How vehemently do you argue your point of view? With what disdain do you view the other’s point of view? – William Shatner

Mass communication, radio, and especially television, have attempted, not without success, to annihilate every possibility of solitude and reflection. – Eugenio Montale

Melted down, silver is worth a little more than four dollars an ounce. But carved, inlaid, and engraved, and identified with a particular year, it becomes the direct reflection, often the literal record, of human history, our movement through time. – Peter Landesman

Men have no more time to understand anything. They buy ready-made things in the shops. But since there are no shops where you can buy friends, men no longer have any friends. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Men seek for vocabularies that are reflections of reality. To this end, they must develop vocabularies that are selections of reality. And any selection of reality must, in certain circumstances, function as a deflection of reality. – Kenneth Burke

Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution. – Sophocles

Money can be a reflection of our perceptions of power, self-esteem, personal history, fears, and happiness. – Mary Pilon

Monsters can be scary, and they’re great, but they’re only really scary when they’re reflections of us and they show you the things you’re scared of might be true about your own nature. – Scott Snyder

More often than not as a quarterback, your performance is a reflection of the guys around you. I’ve been fortunate to be around some pretty good guys. – Alex Smith

Most executives I know are so action-oriented, or action-addicted, that time for reflection is the first casualty of their success. – Margaret Heffernan

Most of our fans seem to be very intelligent people who don’t stand out too much, but they’re still total freaks. I like that – they’re smart and sadistic, which I think is a reflection at us. – Gene Ween

Most people appear to live an unexamined life, cruising through the years without much reflection about what it means, and/or taking what life hands them and believing it’s all predestined. – Steve Blank

Mozart’s music is so pure and beautiful that I see it as a reflection of the inner beauty of the universe. – Albert Einstein

Much of what passes for quality on British television is no more than a reflection of the narrow elite which controls it and has always thought that its tastes were synonymous with quality. – Rupert Murdoch

Music and fashion are a sign of the times and a reflection of what people want and need at this very day and age. – Lykke Li

Music is always a reflection of what’s going on in the hearts and minds of the culture. – Tori Amos

Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge, for it requires from its disciples, composers and performers alike, not only talent and enthusiasm, but also that knowledge and perception which are the result of protracted study and reflection. – Alban Berg

Music is critical in our lives and culture. It’s the inspiration that drives us. It’s also the window to our souls. It’s a reflection as to who we are, what we stand for and where we’re going. – Bill Walton

Music is my life, it is a reflection of what I go through. – Lenny Kravitz

My Barbie doll is definitely a reflection of me and my personality. My doll is so detailed, she even has my same beauty marks. – Ally Brooke

My body is a reflection of how grateful I am for my life and my health; there are a lot of people less fortunate than me. – Rutina Wesley

My brothers and sisters, true love is a reflection of the Savior’s love. In December of each year we call it the Christmas spirit. You can hear it. You can see it. You can feel it. – Thomas S. Monson

My collections are a reflection of my personality, and the satisfaction I get from wearing my own designs is indescribable. – Keerthy Suresh

My concept is drag queens are not a reflection of society, they are a fun house reflection of society where we bend, and twist and manipulate the anxieties we all feel. – Sharon Needles

My design style is really a reflection of my fashion style, which is what I started in, working in fashion. – Brandi Cyrus

My father is the jailhouse. My father is your system… I am only what you made me. I am only a reflection of you. – Charles Manson

My feeling about him is that the America that we have today, the freedoms we enjoy and the privileges we have, are really the reflection of Abe Lincoln’s convictions, his vision, and his toughness. – Gregory Peck

My films are a personal reflection on the impact that the state – the system and the world – has on me. – Vetrimaaran

My films are a reflection of the society I live in, what I see and observe. – Vetrimaaran

My films are always a reflection of where I am in my life. – Pawel Pawlikowski

My films, sometimes, have my own reflections of life. They have life lessons I’ve had that I put across in a humorous or satirical way. – Shoojit Sircar

My greatest fear is feeling like a professional novelist. Somebody who creates characters, who sits down and has pieces of paper taped to the wall – what’s going to happen in this scene, or this act. What I like is for it to be a much more scary, sloppy reflection of who I am. – Jonathan Safran Foer

My high school did not offer courses in philosophy, so the books that initially stimulated philosophical reflection in me were novels by Charles Dickens, Henry James, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky. – Martha Nussbaum

My introduction to art history was like everybody else’s. You see an art history book that has works by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Yes, these things are great. But I don’t see a reflection of myself in any of these things I’m looking at. – Kerry James Marshall

My life constantly under construction. There’s always something to improve. – Unknown

My lighting tends to use contrast as a reflection of the stakes in the scene. The higher the stakes, the more I feel I can get away with an exaggerated contrast. – Rachel Morrison

My mother always taught us that any accomplishment my sisters or I achieve is a ‘feather in all our caps.’ Kathy, Kim, and I are always proud of each other. We feel that each of our lives is a reflection on all of us. We all want the best for each other. – Kyle Richards

My music is a direct reflection of the eclectic person I am. I don’t like to be stuck in an R&B box. – Tinashe

My music is a reflection of my way of thinking, and I take risks because I know I must. If I win, I win, and if I don’t, I still win. – Rosalita

My music is a very personal reflection of me, whereas, acting a role, that’s a reflection of another character. – Riz Ahmed

My music is a whole reflection of who I’m as an individual. – Vidya Vox

My musical selections are a reflection of how I grew up. Because, back then, you could see Miles Davis and Ravi Shankar on the same stage. And nobody thought anything of it, other than the fact that it was great music. – Dianne Reeves

My new dressing goal is to make little kids and babies smile at all the bright, clashing colours I can wear at once. It makes me laugh when I catch sight of my own reflection – life is too short not have fun! – Liz Goldwyn

My physical transformations – like changing my hair – are usually a reflection of what’s inspiring me at the moment. – Madonna Ciccone

My public image is absolutely not a fair reflection of who I am. – Mario Balotelli

My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all. – John Lennon

My songs are the reflection of how I think and how I feel in that moment. But I’m conscious of the fact that artists have a responsibility before the masses and they have to take care with their words. – Shakira

My university teacher and mentor Kenneth Arrow remembers me as a student who asked good questions. Although I had not previously thought of myself in that way, on reflection I think that Arrow was right. – Oliver E. Williamson

My writing is a combination of three elements. The first is travel: not travel like a tourist, but travel as exploration. The second is reading literature on the subject. The third is reflection. – Ryszard Kapuscinski

My younger brother’s death in Vietnam was both sobering and cause for reflection. In ‘Fallen Angels’ I wanted to dispel the notion of war as either romantic or simplistically heroic. – Walter Dean Myers

Never forget to remain a student while you teach others. – Jerry Cortsen

Never second guessing always prompt for a mere reflection you decide when. – Mario William Vitale

New Year’s Eve is not about having a big party for me. It’s a time of reflection, and I often go on spiritual retreats. – Monique Roffey

No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters. – Edgar Degas

No matter how good teaching may be, each student must take the responsibility for his own education. – John Carolus

No matter where you are in life right now, no matter who you are, no matter how old you are – it is never late to be who you are meant to be. – Esther and Jerry Hicks

No one would suggest completely ignoring news about your investments. Enron investors, for example, would have been well served to sell once early reports of accounting irregularities surfaced. But the key is to keep news in context and act only if further reflection or study indicates that the core thesis for an investment has changed. – Whitney Tilson

No – the light in Tamani’s eyes was much more than a reflection. It was the fire that melted her anger and devastated her resolve, every single time she saw it. – Aprilynne Pike

Nobody of us has ever seen ourselves! We see a reflection in the mirror. – Udo Kier

Notice how little, and how seldom, you notice the movement of the eyes in your own face, reflection of a moment’s reflection. – Conrad Potter Aiken

Now my reflection shows my nudity and struggle with such clarity, it’s not hard to relate to me. – Amanda D. Shelton

Now to consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk. Such rules and laws are deduced from the accomplished fact; they are the products of reflection. – Edward Weston

On reflection, I am always pleasantly surprised when ordinary members of the public stop me in the street to say, ‘Thank you,’ I guess for making travel and other goods and services affordable to them. – Stelios Haji-Ioannou

On reflection, I think the 1980s were a dreadful, abysmal time. – Pete Burns

On the robot kit, I can choose very boring parts or I can choose exciting and interesting parts. That is a reflection of my personality and the kinds of things I am interested in. – Bill Budge

On the still calm waters of surrender, the reflections of clarity appear. – Bryant McGill

Once a day, especially in the early years of life and study, call yourselves to an account what new ideas, what new proposition or truth you have gained, what further confirmation of known truths, and what advances you have made in any part of knowledge. – Isaac Watts

Once I’ve taken photographs, I look at them, and I get into them, and I’m there for the moment – and then that’s it. I find little time for reflection. – Pattie Boyd

Once you reject fear, you will become the perfect candidate to receive and reflect Truth. – Suzy Kassem

One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others. – Lao Tzu

One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other than human. – Loren Eiseley

One grave and fundamental Keynesian error is to persist in regarding the interest rate as a contract rate on loans instead of the price spreads between stages of production. The former, as we have seen, is only the reflection of the latter. – Murray Rothbard

One is to understand we are the authors of our experience, life is a reflection of our mind, and the physical universe is a mirror of our consciousness. – Mary Schroeder and James Golden

One must find the source within one’s own Self, one must possess it. – Hermann Hesse

One of the best things about paintings is their silence – which prompts reflection and random reverie. – Mark Stevens

One of the greatest tragedies in life is to lose your own sense of self and accept the version of you that is expected by everyone else. – K.L. Toth

One of the hardest things I’ve encountered whilst working on ‘Pippin’ is the consistent irony, as a reflection from the core material of the show, within my own life. – Matthew James Thomas

One of the questions that has most bothered me in my reflections on culture is the question of kitsch. Just what is it? When did it begin? And why? – Roger Scruton

One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers. – Agatha Christie

One thinks of toys and play as an area of great novelty and potentiality where all sorts of responses can be developed. The fact that adults are allowing their imaginations to have activity through toy kinds of objects is a further reflection of the belief in the imagination of the adult mind. – Brian Sutton-Smith

One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more. – Thomas Jefferson

Only after awhile. After it came out and people began to engage in discussions about the social reflections of the film that I realized it had an importance I hadn’t thought of. – Rod Steiger

Only through the act of self-reflection – is the Creator truly known. – Kurt Philip Behm

Only through the eyes of soft empathy, can a child see its true reflection. – Nikhil Parekh

Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself. – Cherie Carter-Scott

Our aid spend is a reflection of us as a big-hearted, open-minded and far-sighted nation. – Penny Mordaunt

Our attitudes are fostered by a society built on ideas of dominance, where the solution to crises are force and action, rather than reflection and compromise. – Frankie Boyle

Our films are now portraying the real woman of today, and thankfully, female characters are pretty close to reality. This is a welcome change, and I think it is a reflection of our society. – Supriya Pathak

Our heart should always be a reflection of who we are as people. – Ayjee Grogan

Our kids are reflections of us. How we interact with others, even in a hostile situation… how we respond and our children see that is how they are going to respond. – Martin Luther King III

Our language is the reflection of ourselves. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers. – Cesar Chavez

Our laws are a reflection of our culture. Our culture does not condone the torture of innocent and defenseless creatures. And we as a society believe all God’s creatures should be treated humanely. – Joe Moore

Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common. – Denis Diderot

Our outward appearance is a reflection of what we are on the inside. Our lives reflect that for which we seek. And if with all our hearts we truly seek to know the Savior and to be more like Him, we shall be, for He is our divine, eternal Brother. – Margaret D. Nadauld

Our power lies in our small daily choices, one after another, to create eternal ripples of a life well lived. – Mollie Marti

Our self-image, strongly held, essentially determines what we become. – Maxwell Martz

Our work should be a reflection of society, and if you’re not concerned with including all of society, then I don’t really know what you’re doing making art in the first place. – Sasheer Zamata

Over the last 50 years or so, we have seen an increasing cultural diversification across the country. Accents are a reflection of society, and as society changes, so accents change. – David Crystal

Over the years, I think, people – actors, writers, whatever – lose their frame of reference. Their frame of reference is based on somebody else who did this or did that. Performances. So it just becomes a reflection of what already works. Like a warm-up. And that’s an invitation to be inauthentic. – Michael Keaton

Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery’s shadow or reflection: the fact that you don’t merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief. – C. S. Lewis

Passing through its own reflection, eternity is beauty – and beauty is truth. – Kurt Philip Behm

People are sent into our lives to teach us things that we need to learn about ourselves. – Mandy Hale

People are too quick to pass judgement and too slow to self-reflect. – Unknown

People are understanding what it means to really create a space that feels like a direct reflection of you and I think with brands like Living Spaces, you can really start to take those chances for the first time. – Jeremiah Brent

People like us, we think differently, don’t we? We are different. We do all the things that others do. But when it comes down to it, we don’t need anyone else. We’re happy doing what we do and having obligation interferes with that. And sometimes I think we don’t even need ourselves. What’s most important is to find out whether we’re right or not. – Simon Morden

People might say I’m difficult, but did you ever hear anyone describe a label as ‘difficult’? By nature, artists should challenge. When they call you difficult, it is a reflection of the imbalance of power. – Michelle Shocked

People of the world don’t look at themselves, and so they blame one another. – Rumi

People often think that looking in the mirror is about narcissism. Children look at their reflection to see who they are. And they want to see what they can do with it, how plastic they can be, if they can touch their nose with their tongue, or what it looks like when they cross their eyes. – Anjelica Huston

People who have had little self-reflection live life in a huge reality blind-spot. – Bryant McGill

People will walk in and walk out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out. – Michael Bassey Johnson

Perhaps many of the perplexing problems of the new music could be put into a new light if we were to reintroduce the ancient idea of music being a reflection of nature. – George Crumb

Pets reflect you like mirrors. When you are happy, you can see your dog smiling and when you are sad, your cat cries. – Munia Khan

Philosophical reflection could not leave the relation of mind and spirit in the obscurity which had satisfied the needs of the naive consciousness. – Wilhelm Wundt

Police departments are always a reflection of the society that they serve. Is there such a thing as ‘police culture?’ Absolutely. Is that culture isolated form the surrounding society? Absolutely not. – Don Winslow

Pop culture is a reflection of social change, not a cause of social change. – John Podhoretz

Popular culture is simply a reflection of what the majority seems to want. – Victor Davis Hanson

Propaganda requires a permanent network of communication so that it can systematically stifle reflection with emotive or utopian slogans. Its pace is usually fast. – John Berger

Puppies, like all babies, grow up fast. Before long, Gracie was no longer barking at her reflection, instead offering a blase look that seemed to say, ‘I know what that is now. I know it’s not another dog.’ – Patti Davis

‘Pure experience’ is the name I gave to the immediate flux of life which furnishes the material to our later reflection with its conceptual categories. – William James

Quiet reflection is often the mother of deep understanding. Maintain that peaceful nursery, enabling stillness to speak. – Tom Althouse

Rarely if ever, moments come that are so defining in our lives. The years are glutted with benign matters which impact us more deeply than we could have ever imagined in our youth. – Joel T. McGrath

Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider. – Francis Bacon

Real childhood scars heal, but not when band-aids replace self-reflection. – Cameron Conaway

Reflect on your blessings, strengths, and talents, not on how your life compares with others’. Focus on what you have, not on what you don’t have. – Sharon K. Ferrett

Reflect upon your own action, and consider what ye have done, and thus ye will show yourselves to be men, to have the life of men in you. – Rev. William Bridge

Reflect upon your present blessings – of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. – Charles Dickens

Remember your connection with the cosmos. Remember your connection with the infinity and that remembrance will give you the freedom. – Amit Ray

Remembrance and reflection how allied! What thin partitions sense from thought divide! – Alexander Pope

Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding. – John Locke

See what’s in front of you as a reflection of yourself. This is not narcissism. It’s called self-reflection. – Ana Claudia Antunes

Self awareness doesn’t stop you from making mistakes, it allows you to learn from them. – Unknown

Self-awareness gives you the capacity to learn from your mistakes as well as your successes. – Lawrence Bossidy

Self-development requires direct action. Knowledge must precede action. The self’s relation to the world must be grounded in reality through ideas and thoughts. Self-reflection and introspection expands our appreciation of life. – Kilroy J. Oldster

Set a daily solitude time for reflection and rethinking. – Lailah Gifty Akita

Sexual living is a reflection of God’s love for us. It has two key qualities, which is faithfulness and creativity of new life. – Vincent Nichols

She stared at her reflection in the glossed shop windows as if to make sure, moment by moment, that she continued to exist. – Sylvia Plath

She’s a reflection of my fascination with the diversity of America she’s totally normal in New York, but a freak in Texas. There are dozens of such clashes in America. – Lee Child

Since everything is a reflection of our minds, everything can be changed by our minds. – Buddha

Since music is a reflection of our mindset and our culture, it is bound to change with time. I am glad that India is such a receiving country and is always open to all kinds of music. Our composers, singers and writers are open to experimenting. – Sonu Nigam

Sleep seems to hammer out for me the logical conclusions of my vague days, and offer them to me as dreams. – H. Lawrence

So I had to be careful. I recognized the responsibility that, whether I liked it or not, I had to accept whatever the obligation was. That was to behave in a manner, to carry myself in such a professional way, as if there ever is a reflection, it’s a positive one. – Sidney Poitier

Social media is something of a double-edged sword. At its best, social media offers unprecedented opportunities for marginalized people to speak and bring much needed attention to the issues they face. At its worst, social media also offers ‘everyone’ an unprecedented opportunity to share in collective outrage without reflection. – Roxane Gay

Some nights are made for torture, or reflection, or the savoring of loneliness. – Poppy Z.Brite

Some of the most powerful memories are those when you are very, very young. Adult life is seen through the reflection of complex, rational thought. – Hisham Matar

Sometimes it’s hard to look at a flower, when your dying inside. – Anthony Liccione

Sometimes we need pure relief. Sometimes we need pure escapism. Sometimes we need major reflection on some aspects of our collective unconscious. – Marielle Heller

Sometimes you have to take a break and breathe before you can keep moving forward. – Kayla Panchisin

Sometimes, a girl just has to dive under the duvet and regroup. – Jody Gehrman

Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead. – Yvonne Woon

Sorry, always sorry. What in the world can you buy with an apology? – Marie Lu

Space is dark but, of course, when we’re on the sun side of the Earth, we’re in full illumination and we have all the reflection of the Earth below us, beautiful blue Earth and we’re in daylight. Only on the back side, opposite side of the sun, it seems like night to us, too. – Kevin A. Ford

Spiritual growth requires the development of inner knowing and inner authority. It requires the heart, not the intellect. – Gary Zukav

String theory has the potential to show that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe – from the frantic dance of subatomic quarks to the stately waltz of orbiting binary stars; from the primordial fireball of the big bang to the majestic swirl of heavenly galaxies – are reflections of one, grand physical principle, one master equation. – Brian Greene

Style is a reflection of your attitude and your personality. – Shawn Ashmore

Surround yourself with really good people. I think that’s an important thing. Because the people you surround yourself are a reflection of you. – Aaron Rodgers

Take time daily to reflect on how much you have. It may not be all that you want but remember someone somewhere is dreaming to have what you have. – Germany Kent

Taking care of yourself doesn’t mean me first, it means me too. – L.R. Knost

Teams are often times a reflection of their coach both on the field and in the media. – Howie Long

Technology has forever changed the world we live in. We’re online, in one way or another, all day long. Our phones and computers have become reflections of our personalities, our interests, and our identities. They hold much that is important to us. – James Comey

Television is a sort of mirror of society, but for me, I never saw my reflection in it. Which makes it quite difficult afterwards to open up all the imaginative possibilities. – Maimouna Doucoure

Ten years ago I was not heavily involved in the film world but on reflection it was a boom time with the mineral boom happening, so there was immense growth for industrial training films, documentaries to do with the mining, and the outback world. – Ann Macbeth

Terminator’ is a reflection of how the world is changing. – Natalia Reyes

That men have an interest in knowing the world which surrounds them, and consequently that their reflection should have been applied to it at an early date, is something that everyone will readily admit. – Emile Durkheim

That’s what happens in a good horror movie: there are always metaphors of greater subjects like humanity and empathy and compassion. It’s not about the action and scary moments: You really care about these characters because they’re mirrors of our own reflections. – Edgar Ramirez

The abyss you stare into and that stares back at you is your reflection in the mirror – we all have it – that shadow self – that dark heart. – John Geddes

The act of going within, finding our truth, and then sharing it, it helps us far more than we know. – Kamal Ravikant

The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we inhabit are not only critical elements in the quality of life we enjoy – they are a reflection of the majesty of our Creator. – Rick Perry

The Amateur Marriage grew out of the reflection that of all the opportunities to show differences in character, surely an unhappy marriage must be the richest. – Anne Tyler

The arts, as a reflection of human existence at its highest, have always and spontaneously lived up to this demand of plenitude. No mature style of art in any culture has ever been simple. – Rudolf Arnheim

The awesomeness of God is that even in the works of the Beach Boys, Beatles, etc., the beauty of the music is a mere reflection of what God does everyday. He creates music of all kinds and moods. – John Foster

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. – Thomas Merton

The budgets we work on in Congress are more than just fiscal documents; they are a reflection of our moral values as well. In choosing where to spend money, members of Congress choose what priorities they value. – Tim Walz

The capacity to reflect is at the heart of what it is to be an effective learner. – Bill Lucas

The Chautauqua Institution is truly a national treasure. It is a place for contemplation and a place for reflection, a place where platitudes and slogans can be set aside and be replaced by thoughtfulness and introspection. – Eliot Spitzer

The Christmas season can mean different things to different people, but for me, it’s a time of hope, giving and reflection. – Phil Scott

The coming of honor or disgrace must be a reflection of one’s inner power. – Xun Kuang

The conditions of suffering that exist today in our impoverished communities are not acceptable. The reflection of those conditions are less concerning to me. And I work everyday about changing the conditions. – Russell Simmons

The core of what we do is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and my music is a reflection of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It’s not as much inspirational as it is spreading the Gospel. – Kirk Franklin

The cosmos is evolving toward greater self-reflection, allowing us to open the eye of Spirit and see our source. – Alex Grey

The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself but creating yourself anew. Seek, therefore, not to find out who you are, seek to determine what you want to be. – Neal Donald Walsch

The degree of freedom we enjoy outwardly is a reflection of the degree of love we cultivate inwardly. – Eric Micha’el Leventhal

The dog is a reflection of your energy, of your behavior. You have to ask, ‘What am I doing?’ That’s the right question to ask. – Cesar Millan

The dry academic tomes I wrote very early in my career were earnest reflections of the research I conducted, the analysis I applied and the conclusions I drew. And they had few readers, mostly other academics. I learned along the way and started including more and more stories in my work. – John P. Kotter

The efforts that we put into our lives today would reflect on the place we are standing on tomorrow. – Hermann J Steinherr

The elections that have taken place in these countries are a reflection of the lure of Democracy, and the resilience of our men and women in uniform who helped bring freedom to many who never knew what the word truly meant. – Jim Sensenbrenner

The enemy of science is not religion. Religion comes in endless shapes and forms… The true enemy is the substitution of thought, reflection, and curiosity with dogma. – Frans de Waal

The entertainment industry is a microcosm of the real world. To be ‘othered’ within the industry is a reflection of where we have been cast in the outside world, existing in the margins of society for decades witnessing cisgendered, heterosexual whiteness as the clearly defined default to which we must cater. – Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

The entertainment industry is vast and is a reflection of the society we live in. – Karrine Steffans

The eye of judgment sees at a distance what it refuses to see in it’s own reflection.. – T.F. Hodge

The feeling of being ‘offended’ is a warning indicator that is showing you where to look within yourself for unresolved issues. – Bryant McGill

The first thing I hear when I wake up is the sea, which is so close to our house that its reflections from the sun dapple our bedroom ceiling. – Craig Brown

The first time I made myself up, I was looking at my reflection in the mirror and it wasn’t me looking back. It allowed me to do things I couldn’t do as myself. I found out how powerful that was and how much that can mean to an actor. – Rick Baker

The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none. – Thomas Carlyle

The harder we push forward into the unknown the more it intensifies the reflection of humanity. That’s what I really love about ‘Star Trek.’ – Justin Lin

The health of your brain is much more about your actions than your age. – Dr. Daniel Amen

The Hindu religions gave me the impression of a vast well into which one plunges in order to grasp the reflection of the sun. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The holidays are a time of reflection, and I think it becomes really clear in people’s minds around this time of year what they want to get out of life, who they want to spend their life with, and what kind of person they want to be. – Chris Sullivan

The home is the center of your soul; it’s a total reflection of your inner life. If you have a dreary home, it means you are dark inside. – Alexandra Stoddard

The idea of doing a buffer, sexier Riddler – I like that. I think he’s a reflection of Batman, and I think of him like a scary, evil Batman. Like Bruce Wayne without a conscience.Tom King

The journey into self-love and self-acceptance must begin with self-examination until you take the journey of self-reflection, it is almost impossible to grow or learn in life. – Iyanla Vanzant

The key to happiness is really progress and growth and constantly working on yourself and developing something. – Lewis Howes

The London Olympic Opening Ceremony was excellent. The mixture of old and new, of classic and contemporary was a beautiful reflection of Great Britain. Danny Boyle is a genius. – Ludovico Einaudi

The main thing for all of us was having a ballad, a slower song. Finally, they get to hear more of a vulnerable side to us! We didn’t really have that in ‘Reflection,’ and that’s something we all fought for. – Ally Brooke

The meditative, calm sound is a reflection of my personality. I’ve got a silly and a crazy side, but it makes sense the music would come across that way. I do yoga every day and try to keep a sense of peace and calm in my life. I don’t have a lot of frantic energy. – Gretchen Parlato

The mid-day sun is too much for most eyes; one is dazzled even with its reflection. Be careful that too broad and high an aim does not paralyze your effort and clog your springs of action. – Learned Hand

The moon is the reflection of your heart and moonlight is the twinkle of your love. – Debasish Mridha

The more peace we have within our own lives, the more we can reflect into the outer world. – Senora Roy

The more we connect with our Spiritual self, the uglier sin looks. From the book: Removing Your Shame Label. – Eddie Capparucci

The need for reflection and restraint of power is what led Louis Freeh to order that all new agent classes visit the Holocaust Museum here in Washington so they could see and feel and hear in a palpable way the consequences of abuse of power on a massive, almost unimaginable scale. – James Comey

The older you get, the more you realize that the way you look is a reflection of how you treat yourself. – Hope Davis

The only real conflict you will ever have in your life won’t be with others, but with yourself. – Shannon L. Alder

The only reason I’ve been so critical of hip-hop is because I’ve always been aware of the effect that it has, and the reflection that it gives of the African-American community. – Saul Williams

The only thing that’s a little tricky about it is sometimes people assume that if it’s a new song, it’s a reflection of what you’re feeling or going through now. – Richard Marx

The overall concept of ‘Only You’ is a reflection on the illusion of love, how we confront, understand and manifest our self identities within relationships. – Jihae

The past is hindsight, and the future is mindsight – vision and possibility. – Philip Guy Rochford

The people accusing me of being productive don’t know how hard it is for me to just bend my elbow sometimes. – Lena Dunham

The power to look back on our lives, to reflect, to dream, and to choose to be a certain way—this is a gift given only to humans. – Ilchi Lee

The premise of anything you do – whether it’s writing a song or any business – is ultimately that it hinges heavily on your belief in the thing that you’re doing and promoting and selling. It’s a reflection of who you are in a very deep way. – Isaac Hanson

The prison-industrial complex, poverty, and the school system has more effect on a young black male in America than Jay-Z does, by far. And that’s not a diss to Jay-Z. The crime rate in the black community was high before hip hop. Rapping about it is just a reflection of the life a lot of people are living. – John Legend

The problem with writing a monthly book is that you’re going through your work like a man running for a bus, red-faced and out of breath. There isn’t time for reflection or critical self-examination. – J. Michael Straczynski

The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one’s self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course. – Michelangelo

The public properly relies upon FDA classification of drugs as nonprescription as a reflection of the agency’s judgment regarding the safety and proper use of a drug without a doctor’s prescription. – Loretta Lynch

The pure reflection will shine out again. When earth’s hopes are relinquish’d, unfulfill’d. – Ada Cambridge

The purpose of our spiritual journey is not to replace the darkness with light, rather it’s to integrate and honor all the parts of ourselves… all of life’s energies. – Deb Blum

The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. – Thomas Paine

The reason why everything I do is so different is not because I’m trying to be provocative; it’s simply a reflection of whatever was happening to me at the time I wrote that particular record. – Devin Townsend

The reflection of the flame in the glass seems to be touching the hand. And you feel the helpless fear of these dismembered parts. This sort of thing can hardly be visualized at the script stage. – Terence Fisher

The reflection of the world is blues, that’s where that part of the music is at. Then you got this other kind of music that’s tryin’ to come around. – Jimi Hendrix

The reflection staring back at me. And when they say you’re all alone. Tell them it will not last that long. – R.J. Intindola

The Rolling Stones… The Rolling Stones have a reflection to my music; I wouldn’t deny it. I think that’s honest. – Chuck Berry

The secret and the sacred are sisters. When the secret is not respected, the sacred vanishes. Consequently, reflection should not shine too severe or aggressive a light on the world of the soul. – John O’Donohue

The self is only that which it is in the process of becoming. – Kirkegaard

The shock caused by the September 11 events has also lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity between rich and poor countries, on the misery of populations of the South. – Omar Bongo

The skills gap is a reflection of what we value. – Mike Rowe

The soul usually knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind. – Caroline Myss

The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind. – Wayne Dyer

The steep decline in America’s image and standing after 9/11 is a direct reflection of global distaste for the instruments of American hard power: the Iraq invasion, Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, torture, rendition, Blackwater’s killings of Iraqi civilians. – Shashi Tharoor

The struggle between Israelis and Palestinians is a perfect reflection of the struggle between fear and forgiveness that rages within us all. – Marianne Williamson

The tendency to gather and to breed philosophers in universities does not belong to ages of free and humane reflection: it is scholastic and proper to the Middle Ages and to Germany. – George Santayana

The three discrete invariances – reflection invariance, charge conjugation invariance, and time reversal invariance – are connected by an important theorem called the CPT theorem. – Chen-Ning Yang

The true words do not fail, for motion does not fail, and reflection does not fail. – Walt Whitman

The truth of the matter is movies are a reflection of life and violence is a real part of life. I don’t think you could make movies exclusively where there was no violence. – Christopher McQuarrie

The type of person you are is usually reflected in your business. To improve your business, first improve yourself. – Idowu Koyenikan

The U.S. must differentiate between controversial assertions of power, like those in the South China Sea, and fair reflections of China’s growing contribution to the world, such as the new banks. – Evan Osnos

The velocity and knee-jerk response to events happening in real time that television brings us precludes any kind of reflection or contemplation and therefore analysis. And that’s been one of the greatest political dangers in the post-war era. The idea of the reasoned, thoughtful response goes out of the window. – Bill Viola

The Villain wasn’t necessarily something I sat down and thought, ‘Oh this is going to be my character.’ It’s most like other great wrestling characters, where it’s more of a reflection of my actual character. – Marty Scurll

The way I see it, the prize money is a reflection of my on-court performance, but the sponsorships are something more personal, connected more to people and fans, and to my values. – John Isner

The way we experience the world around us is a direct reflection of the world within us. – Gabrielle Bernstein

The way we reflect the world around us is the direct reflection of the world within us. – Unknown

The website is me. It’s a reflection of my personality and my interests. It’s the perfect marriage of my skills and experiences. – Perez Hilton

The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image. – Charles W. Chesnutt

The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. – William Makepeace Thackeray

The World War broke out with such elemental violence, and with such resort to all means for leading or misleading public opinion, that no time was available for reflection and consideration. – Hjalmar Branting

The writer’s curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored. – Criss Jami

Theater is, of course, a reflection of life. Maybe we have to improve life before we can hope to improve theater. – William Inge

Theological reflection takes place within history, but the history within which it takes place is an ongoing, open-ended process. – David Novak

There are dialogue writers for a movie, there is a script to be followed… whatever my character says is not a reflection on my personal opinion or principles in life. – Urvashi Rautela

There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest. – Confucius

There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge… observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination. – Denis Diderot

There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord. – Thomas Paine

There is an idea of, you know, informing people about some emerging things. And part of that is just a reflection of my own interest, following different areas and saying, you know, look what they’re doing now. – Michael Crichton

There is music in words, and it can be heard you know, by thinking. – L. Doctorow

There is no future without a past, because what is to be cannot be imagined except as a form of repetition. – Siri Hustvedt

There is no greater journey than the one that you must take to discover all of the mysteries that lie within you. – Michelle Sandlin

There is no inherent power in the office of the vice presidency. Zero. None. It’s all a reflection of your relationship with the president. I mean, Kennedy never let Johnson in the office. – Joe Biden

There is no one, who possesses intelligence and uses reflection, who does not understand that it is one Being who both created all things and governs them with the same energy by which He created them. – Lactantius

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. – Ernest Hemingway

There is one art of which people should be masters – the art of reflection. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. – Aldos Huxley

There may be connections between the nearest prison to Oxford these days, HMP Bullingdon, and other institutions of that name. I have yet to investigate these and, on reflection, probably won’t. – Crispin Blunt

There was a lot of reflection – I know that – wondering, ‘What in the hell am I doing?’ But it paid off. – Matt Nagy

There was an existential moment – I don’t know if I want to call it crisis – when I turned 50 and I felt ‘this is interesting; how did this happen?’ It affected me in a way I wasn’t expecting. It made me pause for reflection. – Bill Bailey

There was something wrong; nobody else had to tell me. Writing it down made me see it. I’d told myself, as if writing to another person. – Gina Barreca

There’s a lot of reflection that goes on whenever I write a song – it’s been a wild whirlwind last couple of years and there’s a lot to talk about, and hopefully that’s evident in the music. – Nick Lachey

There’s a reason we all cried when Gina Rodriguez won that Golden Globe. It didn’t matter if we’re Latina. We get it. We’re just like, ‘Thank you! Finally, a more accurate reflection of diversity!’ – Eugene Lee Yang

There’s so many young women today who look so lost. And I feel like, of course they’re lost. They have no one around them to give them real, authentic reflection. – Courtney Thorne-Smith

There’s something so arrogant about us creating robots that are more and more human-looking or acting. It’s like we’re playing God. Let’s create something that’s a reflection of us, but it’s inferior. – Jeff Lemire

There’s something very important about films about black women and girls being made by black women. It’s a reflection as opposed to an interpretation. – Ava DuVernay

There’s just something unsettling about studying your reflection. It’s not a matter of being dissatisfied with your face or of being embarrassed by your vanity. Maybe it’s that when you gaze into your own eyes, you don’t see what you wish to see – or glimpse something that you wish weren’t there. – Dean Koontz

There’s something about the thousands of glittering lights, the veil of nighttime that almost makes this place beautiful, especially in the reflection of the water. It makes everything askew, disoriented. There’s more truth in a ripple of water than in a clear day. – Ellie Lieberman

These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed. – Ricky Martin

They seemed no closer to the tops of the peaks that rose before them. It was only by looking back, to the forest far below, that she knew they’d climbed. – Kristin Cashore

This ebb and flow of emotion and reflection marks our existence and drives our behavior. – Lee Oberparleiter

This means that the mind or spirit is present anywhere, because it is nowhere attached to any particular place. And it can remain present because, even when related to this or that object, it does not cling to it by reflection and thus lose its original mobility. – Eugen Herrigel

This time I see a mere reflection of what’s good inside days of endless worry in such a reflective way humble myself to bow the knee to pray words can express the love that one has inside. – Mario William Vitale

This was possible only by dint of extended periods of frequently quite painful reflection and digestion. – Brian Ferneyhough

Through F1, I bought my own boat. I learned to fly my own plane and helicopter. And my job with my company is a reflection of everything motor racing taught me. – Nelson Piquet

Throughout this evolution from left to right, Beard always detested war. Hence his writings were slanted to show that the military side of history was insignificant or a mere reflection of economic forces. – Samuel E. Morison

Time and reflection change the sight little by little ’till we come to understand. – Paul Cezanne

Time for creative ideation and quiet reflection is as much a luxury as is the physical beauty of the space you live in. – Gauri Khan

Time spent in self-reflection is never wasted – it is an intimate date with yourself. – Dr. Paul T.P. Wong

To a certain extent, people’s behavior in a campaign is generally a reflection of how they would act in office. – John Hickenlooper

To achieve happiness I advocate four major principles the principles of love, wisdom, self-reflection, and progress. – Ryuho Okawa

To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection. – Jerry Pournelle

To doubt everything, or, to believe everything, are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection. – Henri Poincare

To every reflection there is a decision. Likewise, to every decision there is a reflection. – Yolanda Gaston

To find yourself you must look within yourself and not others. – Damian Stafon

To me, baseball has always been a reflection of life. Like life, it adjusts. It survives everything. – Willie Stargell

To me, fashion is like a mirror. It’s a reflection of the times. And if it doesn’t reflect the times, it’s not fashion. Because people aren’t gonna be wearing it. – Anna Sui

To me, if there is any sort of value added to the accumulation of knowledge over time, then the work of artists should be a reflection of that accumulated value, accumulated knowledge. You have to demonstrate that you have the sophistication to put that into play in the work you’re making. – Kerry James Marshall

To separate yourself from your weakness and look at it objectively is a very powerful thing. – Russell Simmons

To whom, then, must I dedicate my wonderful, surprising and interesting adventures? to whom dare I reveal my private opinion of my nearest relations? the secret thoughts of my dearest friends? my own hopes, fears, reflections and dislikes? Nobody! – Frances Burney

Today begins a new saga in my life which I expect to strengthen me and allow me time for reflection… I plan to write music while in prison, read and pray regularly and will come out a stronger, more confident woman. – Lil’ Kim

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

Tokyo 2020 was an Olympic Games of many firsts for India. The success of Team India at the Olympics is a reflection of how New India desires and aspires to dominate the world… even in sports. – Anurag Thakur

Transitions are a time for reflection, and a time for looking forward. – Roy Cooper

Traveling around the world and preaching for over 70 years did not give much time for reflection. – Billy Graham

True freedom is the capacity for acting according to one’s true character, to be altogether one’s self, to be self-determined and not subject to outside coercion. – Corliss Lamont

True self is non-self, the awareness that the self is made only of non-self-elements. – Nhat Nanh

TV has taken reflection out of the human condition. People didn’t use to have a ready answer for everything, whether they knew something about it or not. People think they have to have an answer for everything because the guys on TV have an answer for everything. – Alan Arkin

TV, film, and theater are considered art, and art is a reflection of life. What happens in life includes violence, unfortunately. – Yvonne Strahovski

Unfortunately, relationships always end for a reason. When it happens it is a time for reflection of course, because one has to always learn from those circumstances. – Jose Jose

Unless you learn to face your own shadows, you will continue to see them in others, because the world outside you is only a reflection of the world inside you. – Unknown

Upon further reflection, I think that the things Alex Jones has said and done are so hurtful to so many people that a member of Congress should not grace that platform and legitimize it, and I would not go back. – Matt Gaetz

Usually I love preparing. It’s really the time I prefer, because it’s a time of reflection and of possibility of growth – to let it cook inside. – Juliette Binoche

Usually, when the distractions of daily life deplete our energy, the first thing we eliminate is the thing we eliminate is the thing we need the most: quiet, reflective time. Time to dream, time to contemplate what’s working and what’s not, so that we can make changes for the better. – Sarah Breathnach

Watching sunrise and sunset from space, which is a beautiful sight, has been a personal privilege I have attained while being there. Another reflection from within I felt was that there was nothing which was neither visible and nor with a supportive environment as to how Planet Earth is. – Rakesh Sharma

We all strive for balance, often moving to extremes to find ourselves somewhere in the middle where we can sustainably exist in optimal inspiration. Working toward balance takes a lot of ingredients. We need courage, reflection, attention, action, and a push-and-pull relationship between effort and relaxation. – Tara Stiles

We always say that fashion is a reflection of our times. – Dries van Noten

We always see our worst selves. Our most vulnerable selves. We need someone else to get close enough to tell us we’re wrong. Someone we trust. – David Levithan

We are able to step back from our desires and reflect upon what we have good reason to desire and then desire and act accordingly. – David McPherson

We are all capable of great self-deception when it serves us. – Holly Black

We are chained by our own control. Life is nothing more than finding the key that unlocks every part of our soul. – Shannon L. Alder

We are more severe judges of our own acts…We judge our thoughts, our intents, our secret curses, our secret hates, not only our acts. – Anaïs Nin

We are reflections of one another, therefore I know that you are part of me and I am part of you because we are all projections of the universal principles of creation/destruction polarities of the same infinite consciousness that we call God. – David Icke

We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far. – Swami Vivekananda

We become aware of ourselves, in some small or large way, as agents of history; we become aware that how we act will influence the course of events, at least for ourselves and usually for others too. – David Boud

We can read your heart rate from a webcam without you wearing anything – we can just use the reflection of your face, which shows blood flow. – Rana el Kaliouby

We cannot observe external things without some degree of Thought; nor can we reflect upon our Thoughts, without being influenced in the course of our reflection by the Things which we have observed. – William Whewell

We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see. – Zen

We complain of the increased tempo of our lives, but our frenetic lives are just reflection of the economic system that we have created. – Stanley Hauerwas

We do have our challenges. Some things don’t always work right in Washington, and the anger you see from the electorate, I think, is a reflection of what’s not working right. – Bill Flores

We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience. – John Dewey

We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace. – Elizabeth Gilbert

We each project to others a reflection of the world which includes our choices of perception. – Bryant McGill

We experience happiness as a series of pleasing moments. They come and go like clouds, unpredictable, fleeting, and without responsibility to our desires. Through honest self-work, reflection, and meditation, we begin to string more of these moments together, creating a web-like design of happiness that drapes around our lives. – Tara Stiles

We face a conflict between civilisation and culture, which used to be on the same side. Civilisation means rational reflection, material wellbeing, individual autonomy and ironic self-doubt; culture means a form of life that is customary, collective, passionate, spontaneous, unreflective and irrational. – Terry Eagleton

We get letters a few times a year from people that write papers on the show. You know, like, ‘Oh, my psychology or my cultural studies class – this is my term paper.’ Somebody wrote it as their thesis, about the social experiment of the show, because the show is a reflection of what’s going on in culture. – James Murray

We have so committed ourselves in different ways that we have hardly any time for self-reflection, to observe, to study. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

We have the right to be angry about our representation in the media. It’s just not a reflection of how we live our daily lives. – Eugene Lee Yang

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. – May Sarton

We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection. – Jean Paul

We live in diverse communities with all sorts of people from all sorts of different backgrounds. The more our entertainment can be a reflection of the world we live in, the better it is for all of us. – Mahershala Ali

We must always strive to reflect the highest vision of ourselves. – Bryant McGill

We need diversity onscreen. We need to be moving in that direction, because that’s a reflection of the world that we’re living in today. – Kiana Madeira

We need to discern what it is that requires reflection in our lives and in what we read and how we read it. – Maryanne Wolf

We should not become so ashamed of the disappointments and travesties of democracy that we become ashamed of the idea itself. It is the outer reflection of our self-acceptance. – Marilyn Ferguson

We spent a lot of time on that record with the sound and recorded it on the Paramount sound stage which is this huge room where the sound is reflected but the reflection is so late and comes from so far away that it doesn’t blur the music but gives you a room nonetheless. – Leo Kottke

We think we’ve seen it all before, we think we know it all by heart. – Luanne Rice

We too, through lack of knowledge and of sufficiently mature reflection, mistook the visible outward appearance of the phenomenon for the phenomenon itself. – Leon Jouhaux

We’re fascinated with robots because they are reflections of ourselves. – Ken Goldberg

Well, it’s a good life and a good world, all said and done, if you don’t weaken. – Alan Sillitoe

What a teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. – Karl Menninger

What I love about ‘Breaking Bad’ is the reflection of many people’s – it’s more real in terms of people have faults, people have character traits that they don’t like about themselves. It resembles more of what the human journey really is and it’s less fantastic and hero-driven than other characters and shows that we watch. – Giancarlo Esposito

What I loved about Radio 3 back in the olden days, when it didn’t give a toss about the youth, were the silences – socking great caesuras just left blank for quiet reflection. – Alexander Armstrong

What I wear is a reflection of where I am going and how I am feeling. If I’m in a good mood, it’s got to be cashmere and jeans – just something comfy, soft and warm. When I’m down, I might find something that I haven’t worn for a while that was bought for me – or wear a brooch or a pair of shoes that are like old friends. – Kim Cattrall

What interests me is trying to catch the reflection of the human being on the page. I’m interested in how ordinary people live their lives. – Tracy Kidder

What is emitted from the divine, though it be only like the reflection from the fire, still has the divine reality in itself, and one might almost ask what were the fire without glow, the sun without light, or the Creator without the creature? – Max Muller

What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? – James Madison

What is thematically posited is only what is given, by pure reflection, with all its immanent essential moments absolutely as it is given to pure reflection. – Edmund Husserl

What is wrong is wrong but there has to be a layered narrative. And that is what makes ‘Mahabharat’ timeless. People find its characters realistic. They could see their reflection in people even today. – Puneet Issar

What the Pope thinks of being gay does not matter to the world. It matters to the people who like the Pope and follow the Pope… It is not a reflection of all religious people. – Lady Gaga

What we focus on outside is a reflection of what we feel inside. – Unknown

What we perceive about ourselves is greatly a reflection of how we will end up living our lives. – Stephen Richards

Whatever my recorded output is, it’s a reflection of a general love of music. – Pat Metheny

When a film does well, everyone is usually happy and grateful, but for me, the impression the film leaves upon my mind is created during the process of filming; my memories are not a reflection of critics’ reviews and box office figures. – Jim Sarbh

When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top. – Unknown

When I am sharply judgmental of any other person, it’s because I sense or see reflected in them some aspect of myself that I don’t want to acknowledge. – Gabor Maté

When I began to write my books about Coalwood, I was surprised to discover, upon reflection, that it wasn’t an ordinary place at all. – Homer Hickam

When I did ‘Baby Got Back,’ that was just a reflection of the African-American community. We’ve always liked curves, and a lot of people misunderstood it because let’s face it: 20 years prior to ‘Baby Got Back,’ the only images you saw of a black woman on television were she was probably 300 pounds and cleaning the house with a rag on her head. – Sir Mix-a-Lot

When I first heard rap, I wasn’t quick to be critical. I couldn’t understand what they were saying, but I had a feeling it was a reflection of what’s been happening in the ghetto. – Casey Kasem

When I opened Milk Bar in November 2008, I was quite adamant about making sure the bakery was an honest reflection of life and food through my eyes. I had no intention beyond that. – Christina Tosi

When I play under bright lights on TV, the reflection off the dart barrel could be distracting. It’s not high-tech stuff but I use the flame from the gas cooker at home to blacken the metal and dull them. – Adrian Lewis

When I speak of family, I immediately think of a support system who can give you a reality check when you need it: a mirror reflection of myself. I believe that we are a result of our family – the people who encourage us and tell us the truth about who we are which helps us to grow through their advice and wisdom. – Tasha Smith

When I was a kid, I had a tendency to criticize. But when I did, my mum would whisk me off to the bathroom to stand in front of a mirror. Ten minutes, never less. To think about how criticism is a poor reflection on the one who criticizes. – Richard Branson

When I was in ’97, I didn’t know I was in a very major moment. But with the privilege of reflection, I do. And that’s what artists should do – they should help illuminate and reflect the human condition. – Mara Brock Akil

When I was in lower school, I graduated from fourth grade, and the principal gave us a summer assignment to take a 30-minute reflection period every day. And, of course, there were no cell phones at the time. She said to just think. And that’s lost. It doesn’t exist anymore. Just imagine being on a couch and just thinking. – Ansel Elgort

When I was modelling, I spent half my life staring at thousands of perfect reflections. It got to a stage where I was losing all sense of reality – so after I quit modelling, I took all the mirrors out of my house. – Grace Jones

When I was younger, I actually had a ghost face mask, and I stood in my sister’s room in the corner for, like, half an hour until she saw in the reflection, me behind her, and she freaked out and started slapping me. – Rory Culkin

When I’m writing, I’m constantly thinking about myself, because it’s the only experience I have to draw on. And I don’t see an exact reflection of myself in every face in the audience, but I know that my songs have validity to them, and that’s why the fans are there. – Chester Bennington

When reflection calls to mind, the bleak and desolating wind, that soon thy silken wing shall tear, and waft it on the freezing air. – Mary Darby Robinson

When the artist finds himself he is lost. The fact that he has succeeded in never finding himself is regarded by Max Ernst as his only lasting achievement. – Max Ernst

When the mind is still, the beauty of the self is seen reflected in it. – B.K.S. Iyengar

When the shot is afterwards subjected to white light, colour appears because of selective reflection. – Gabriel Lippmann

When the soul drifts uncertainly between life and the dream, between the mind’s disorder and the return to cool reflection, it is in religious thought that we should seek consolation. – Gerard De Nerval

When the world is itself draped in the mantle of night, the mirror of the mind is like the sky in which thoughts twinkle like stars. – Khushwant Singh

When there are no lyrics, people can picture what they want. It’s a reflection of where they are in their lives. Music becomes a mirror. – Hiromi Uehara

When there is a beautiful reflection, we know not where to look, to the reflection or to the reflected! – Mehmet Murat ildan

When we get up in the morning, what we put on is very much a reflection of how we see the world and how we want it to see us. – Kenneth Cole

When we look up into the starry night sky, we tend to see reflections of ourselves. – Trevor Paglen

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. – Paulo Coelho

When we were shooting ‘The Book Thief,’ I was keeping all these journals. And I remember talking to my mom, really trying to verbalize all the experiences I was having. And I remember my mom saying, ‘Ben, reflection is a retroactive process.’ When you’re going through it, that’s the time to just let it wash over you. – Ben Schnetzer

When you go out onto the stage, all the preparation has to be forced into your subconscious. For the moment of the performance, we all have to return to a new level of unconsciousness. All the reflection and all the doubts have to be laid aside before you start. – Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

When you have lived your individual life in your own adventurous way and then look back upon its course, you will find that you have lived a model human life, after all. – Joseph Campbell

When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, What was it that you wanted and why didn’t you fight for it? – Shannon L. Alder

When you really listen to another person from their point of view and reflect back to them that understanding, it’s like giving them emotional oxygen. – Stephen Covey

When you seek out – or seek to avoid – your own reflection, the modern city becomes a hall of mirrors: car windows, reflective walls, and plate glass are everywhere, transmitting a cacophony of different versions of you – this one too short, that one too wide, another one with a sickly color you’ve never seen before. – Alexandra Kleeman

When you write about animals, of course, you are really writing about the people who love and live with them. Animals mirror and reveal us. Dogs in particular are often reflections of us, and what we need them to be. – Jon Katz

When you’re the co-founder you get to pick the people. So by definition for me it’s one of the best companies to work at because I made the company and it’s a reflection of me in some ways. – Evan Sharp

When you’re trying to inspire individuals across the country, you have to have a reflection that people can see themselves in. – Linda Sarsour

When you’re working in cinema, you often have a very, very compressed schedule – very few weeks to just kind of go through that whole process of reflection and refining – and it has to be done. – Max Richter

When you’re writing a story in bits and pieces, month in and month out, there really isn’t time or space for reflection, no room to learn what those scripts had to teach you. – J. Michael Straczynski

Whenever I see a mirror, I just look at myself, or when I see my own reflection, I quickly take a look; I won’t lie about that. But when I am in front of the camera, it’s just the character, not me. – Alia Bhatt

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. – Mark Twain

Where there is reflection, there is either double beauty or double ugliness! – Mehmet Murat ildan

Whether at work, at home or in public, we have been trained to believe that who we are at the core of our being is often unacceptable. As a result, we work diligently to live up to – and sometimes down to – what others have made us out to be, whether or not it is an accurate reflection of who we are. – Iyanla Vanzant

While retreating timely into a break of reflection, we can conquer the sanity of our mental condition and find a piece of stillness in the flurry of the world. – Erik Pevernagie

Who apart from ourselves, can see any difference between our victories and our defeats? – Christopher Fry

Who does ever get what they want? It doesn’t seem to happen to many of us if any at all. It’s always two people bumping against each other blindly, acting out old ideas and dreams and mistaken understandings. – Kent Haruf

Why are all reflections lovelier than what we call reality? Not so grand or so strong, it may be, but always lovelier? – George Macdonald

With all of the bad things that are happening in the world right now, I think we need a message of togetherness and true unity. I believe that starts with personal reflection and then we can find kindness toward each other. – Marielle Heller

With music, every decision you make is a reflection on who you are – I’ll obsess over the color palette for a record and the promo materials. With acting, it’s not just your ideas. You’re one part of a working machine. – Alison Sudol

With social media, you have this new kind of way to communicate with people that’s very immediate, sometimes alarmingly so, sometimes painfully so. If you could just hold some objectivity, a very direct, unfiltered, raw reflection of the way something is landing in the culture without any spin, or filtration, or anything, it’s very raw. – Mark Ruffalo

With some people solitariness is an escape not from others but from themselves. For they see in the eyes of others only a reflection of themselves. – Eric Hoffer

Without deep reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people. – Albert Einstein

Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful. – Margaret J. Wheatley

Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away. – Barbara De Angelis

Work needs to be a reflection of your social values. You are how you work! – Leigh Steinberg

Work on yourself more than you do on your job. – Jim Rohn

Would not the child’s heart break in despair when the first cold storm of the world sweeps over it, if the warm sunlight of love from the eyes of mother and father did not shine upon him like the soft reflection of divine light and love? – Max Muller

Wouldn’t you say that most of us are a reflection of or a reaction to the people who have been closest to us? I’m a reflection of my grandmother. – Bob Goff

Wrestling is a reflection of society, and it does have an impact on people. – Mustafa Ali

Writers want to be reread. They want to think that their words don’t just flash by but deserve some reflection. – Bobbie Ann Mason

Writing was a defeat, it was a humiliation, it was coming face-to-face with yourself and seeing you weren’t good enough. – Karl Ove Knausgård

You are a mirror of yourself in others. Whatever you want, give. Be the best reflection of yourself. – Karen A. Baquiran

You attract what you are, not what you want. So if you want it then reflect it. – Tony Gaskins

You can see yourself in the mirror. You can see how you want your body to move. Everybody wants to look sexy when they’re dancing, so that mirror will be, you know, that reflection of yourself of how you will look in the club, so definitely use the mirror at home. – Big Freedia

You can’t take people’s opinions personally. Usually what people say about it is a reflection of them own issues. – Terrence J

You cannot have a meaningful life without having self-reflection. – Oprah Winfrey

You could always tell intent by how people spend their money. How people spend their money is a reflection of their heart. – Kirk Franklin

You don’t wake up one morning and say, ‘Today is going to be a comedy day.’ And the next day, ‘Today’s going to be a drama day.’ Things happen in life that are fun and light, and things happen that are heavier. You just have to move your way through life, and I think ‘BoJack’ is a good reflection of that. – Will Arnett

You go on Instagram, and it’s just not a real reflection of what people do and how much pain people are in every day. – Alice Eve

You know, it’s funny how songs continue to grow and evolve and become a new and deeper reflection of your life. – Gloria Estefan

You may scan historic pages, and right down throughout the ages mere reflection never laid a single brick. – Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis

You want entertainment in general, every aspect of it, to be more of a reflection of the diverse world that we live in. – Mahershala Ali

Your attitude toward others, work, and your daily life is a reflection of your attitude toward God. – Elizabeth George

Your awareness is your reality; it is everything you know. – Expanding your awareness, and therefore your consciousness, will bring you closer to your own truth. – Sidra Jafri

Your choices and decisions are a reflection of how well you’ve set and followed your priorities. – Elizabeth George

Your glass will not do you half so much service as a serious reflection on your own minds. – Mary Astell

Your grammar is a reflection of your image. Good or bad, you have made an impression. And like all impressions, you are in total control. – Jeffrey Gitomer

Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life; don’t make it wait any longer. – Dr. Steve Maraboli

Your home is a kind of a reflection of your family, your life, where you’re at, where you want to be, so I love to entertain people in it. – Jeremiah Brent

Your home is the truest and most honest reflection of who you are, where you’ve been, and where you want to go. – Jeremiah Brent

Your inability to see the wisdom in someone else is not a reflection on their lack of perspicacity, it is a reflection on yours. – Ilyas Kassam

Your life is a reflection of how effectively you balance potential and kinetic energy. – Steve Maraboli

Your life is a reflection of your thoughts. If you change your thinking, you change your life. – Brian Tracy

Your life is a reflection… you don’t get what you want, you get what you are. You gotta be it to see it. – Steve Maraboli

Your life is always a perfect reflection of your state of heart and mind, and of your truest identity. – Bryant McGill

Your most important “want” should be the one you can control! – Shannon L. Alder

Your relationship to food is but a reflection of your relationship to yourself, as is everything in your life. – Marianne Williamson

Your self-esteem won’t come from body parts. You need to step away from the mirror every once in a while, and look for another reflection, like the one in the eyes of the people who love you and admire you. – Stacy London

Your soul needs time for solitude and self-reflection. In order to love, lead, heal, and create, you must nourish yourself first. – Louise Hay

Your values are reflected in your behaviors, and your actions are a reflection of your values. Life has meaning and direction. – Bettie B. Youngs

Your writing voice is the deepest possible reflection of who you are. The job of your voice is not to seduce or flatter or make well-shaped sentences. In your voice, your readers should be able to hear the contents of your mind, your heart, your soul. – Meg Rosoff

You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company. – Diane von Furstenberg

You’re either green and growing or you’re ripe and rotting. – John Addison

You’ve got to have rules to live by, and one of mine is always say “yes”. Put yourself in danger of something amazing happening to you. – Tom Bilyeu

Zen masters say you cannot see your reflection in running water, only in still water. – Elizabeth Gilbert

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Quotes From Wikiquote

  • REFLECTION, n. An action of the mind whereby we obtain a clearer view of our relation to the things of yesterday and are able to avoid the perils that we shall not again encounter.
    • Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary (1911).
  • When we see a great man desiring power instead of his real goal we soon recognize that he is sick, or more precisely that his attitude to his work is sick. He overreaches himself, the work denies itself to him, the incarnation of the spirit no longer takes place, and to avoid the threat of senselessness he snatches after empty power. This sickness casts the genius on to the same level as those hysterical figures who, being by nature without power, slave for power, in order that they may enjoy the illusion that they are inwardly powerful, and who in this striving for power cannot let a pause intervene, since a pause would bring with it the possibility of self-reflection and self-reflection would bring collapse.
    • Martin Buber, Between Man and Man (1965), p. 151
  • The next time you go out to a smoking party, young feller, fill your pipe with that ‘ere reflection.
    • Charles Dickens, Pickwick Papers (1836), Chapter XVI.
  • Grace causes the Christian to act, reason the philosopher. Other men are carried away by their passions, their actions not being preceded by reflection: these are the men who walk in darkness. On the other hand, the philosopher, even in his passions, acts only after reflection; he walks in the dark, but by a torch.
    • Denis Diderot in the article on Philosophy, Vol. 25, p. 667, in L’Encyclopédie (1751 – 1766).
  • The action of freedom, through which the form turns into the form of the form as its content and returns into itself, is called “reflection.”
    • Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Complete Works, volume 1, p. 67, as translated in Walter Benjamin: Selected Writings: Volume 1, 1913-1926 (1996), p. 122.
  • The solitary side of our nature demands leisure for reflection upon subjects on which the dash and whirl of daily business, so long as its clouds rise thick about us, forbid the intellect to fasten itself.
    • James Anthony Froude, Short Studies on Great Subjects (1867–82), Sea Studies.
  • Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company, and reflection must finish him.
    • John Locke, as quoted in The Book-Lover’s Enchiridion (1884) by Alexander Ireland, p. 94.
  • Music is reflection of self, we just explain it, and then we get our checks in the mail.
    • Marshall Bruce Mathers III, “Sing For the Moment”, The Eminem Show (2002).
  • To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.
    • Henri Poincaré in Preface, Dover abridged edition (1952), p. xxii, in Science and Hypothesis (1901).
  • The learn’d reflect on what before they knew.
    • Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism (1709), Part III, line 180.
  • Let the Tribune put all this in its pipe and smoke it.
    • Richmond, Virginia Enquirer (Feb. 7. 1860), reported in Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 660.
  • For take thy ballaunce if thou be so wise,
    And weigh the winde that under heaven doth blow;
    Or weigh the light that in the east doth rise;
    Or weigh the thought that from man’s mind doth flow.

    • Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene (1589-96), Book V, Canto II, Stanza 43.
  • A soul without reflection, like a pile
    Without inhabitant, to ruin runs.

    • Edward Young, Night Thoughts (1742-1745), Night V, line 596.

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