Beauty has as many meanings as man has moods. Beauty is the symbol of symbols. Beauty reveals everything, because it expresses nothing. When it shows us itself, it shows us the whole fiery-coloured world.
I think that people feel they know what love means, it's probably one of the most used words in the world but has the most completely different definitions from one person to another.
So difficult it is to show the various meanings and imperfections of words when we have nothing else but words to do it with.
Language should almost break up or explode in its fruitless effort to contain so many meanings.
I really don't know what exactly all the songs mean. Sometimes other people have meanings and when I hear them I think, 'That's really a better meaning than I thought, and perfectly valid, given the words that exist.' So part of what makes a song really good is that people take in different meanings, and they apply them, and they might be more powerful than the ones I'm thinking.
Simon & Garfunkel
Never would forever, with all its meanings, be so clear and distinct as in the true, guaranteed end of the world.
A satyagrahi is sometimes bound to use language which is capable of two meanings, provided both the meanings are obvious and necessary and there is no intention to deceive anyone.
All meanings, we know, depend on the key of interpretation.
Mindfulness is developing an awareness of the thoughts and feelings that we move through without getting drawn into the meanings or taking action or getting sucked into the story. Like house guests, eventually they all leave. We become more attuned to being a container for those things and less identified with them.
Every good work should have at least ten meanings.
Walter De Maria
We do not deceive ourselves that we are engaging in an activity that is anything but debilitating, dangerous, euphoric, kinesthetic, expensive, frivolously essential, economically useless and totally without redeeming social significance. One should not probe for
A lot of my paintings have quite negative meanings, but painted in a bright and cheerful way.