Quotes with moments
Every step forward in mechanical technique is a step in the direction of abstraction. This capacity for living easily and familiarly at an extraordinary level of abstraction is the source of modern man's power. With it he has transformed the planet, annihilated space, and trebled the world's population. But it is also a power which has, like everything human, its negative side, in the desolating sense of rootlessness, vacuity, and the lack of concrete feeling that assails modern man in his moments of real anxiety.
Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1958)
I’d like to be remembered as just a good old country boy that did his best to give us something to listen to and help them through a lot of sad moments, happy moments, whatever.
Interview on House of Blues Radio Hour, 2009
At moments of great enthusiasm it seems to me that no one in the world has ever made something this beautiful and important.
I've enjoyed my happiest moments when trailing a Mainbocher evening gown across the sawdust-covered floor of a saloon.
There are critical moments in every successful life when if the mind hesitate or a nerve flinch all will be lost.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
We cannot choose the moments. They arrive unbidden by us. We can choose to let the moments pass, and avoid the difficulties they entail. But the loss we would incur by that choice is much dearer than the tribute we once paid to vanity and pleasure.
There are lessons too valuable to forget, moments in time so precious that they lift us above our everyday existence and give us to history. Such a time was the beginning of the civil rights movement in America.
Now Is Your Time! The African-American Struggle for Freedom
What will sustain me in my last moments is an infinite curiosity as to what is to follow.
As quoted by Rachel Carson from the conclusion of "The Real World Around Us," an 1954 address to women journalists, later published in Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson.