Essence Quotes

In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known - that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness.

Norman O. Brown

Expression is the essence of thought.

Tony Calderone

There is something of the essence of creative expression that informs and transcends all its manifestations and when you touch it magic!

Annie Bevan

Fantasy allows you bend the world and the situation to more clearly focus on the moral aspects of what's happening. In fantasy you can distill life down to the essence of your story.

Terry Goodkind

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.


I cling to my imperfection, as the very essence of my being.

Anatole France

The essence of football was blocking, tackling, and execution based on timing, rhythm and deception.

Knute Rockne

The essence of love is found in man's inherent connection with God, manifested and strengthened by our willingness to give, or dulled and destroyed by our refusal to do so.

Alan Calhoun

In physics you have a bit of everything: you need to be good at solving puzzles, but you also need to see the big picture, to separate important from unimportant things, to quickly understand new materials and quickly see the essence of a paper.

Carlo W. J. Beenakker

Zen in it's essence is the art of seeing into the nature of one's being, and it points the way from bondage to freedom


Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.

Albert Camus

Agriculture is now a motorized food industry, the same thing in its essence as the production of corpses in the gas chambers and the extermination camps, the same thing as blockades and the reduction of countries to famine, the same thing as the manufacture of hydrogen bombs.

Martin Heidegger

There are certain things that are fundamental to human fulfillment. The essence of these needs is captured in the phrase to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy. The need to live is our physical need for such things as food, clothing, shelter, economical well-being, health. The need to love is our social need to relate to other people, to belong, to love and to be loved. The need to learn is our mental need to develop and to grow. And the need to leave a legacy is our spiritual need to have a sense of meaning, purpose, personal congruence, and contribution.

Stephen R. Covey

Taking time and sharing is the essence of teaching. The future of those we cherish, will be a reflection of what we model today.


Freedom of expression - in particular, freedom of the press - guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy.

Corazon Aquino

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