Jose Marti Page

“Love is... born with the pleasure of looking at each other, it is fed with the necessity of seeing each other, it is concluded with the impossibility of separation!”

- Jose Marti

Source/Notes: Amor (1881)
Thomas à Kempis Page

“Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.”

- Thomas à Kempis

Source/Notes: The Authorship of the De Imitatione Christi: With Many Interesting Particulars about the Book (1877 edition)
Charles Bukowski Page

“Van Gogh writing his brother for paints Hemingway testing his shotgun Celine going broke as a doctor of medicine the impossibility of being human”

- Charles Bukowski

Source/Notes: Beasts Bounding Through Time (1986)
Leo Tolstoy Page

“The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.”

- Leo Tolstoy

Sri Aurobindo Page

“What I cannot do now is the sign of what I shall do hereafter. The sense of impossibility is the beginning of all possibilities. Because this temporal universe was a paradox and an impossibility, therefore the Eternal created it out of His being.”

- Sri Aurobindo


Ray Bradbury Page

“We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.”

- Ray Bradbury

Dorothea Brande Page

“The Wright brothers flew through the smoke screen of impossibility.”

- Dorothea Brande

Anita Brookner Page

“The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.”

- Anita Brookner

Emil Cioran Page

“The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility.”

- Emil Cioran

William Cobbett Page

“To be poor and independent is very nearly an impossibility.”

- William Cobbett

Source/Notes: Cobbett's advice to young men (from the edition of 1829) (1906 edition)


Annie Dillard Page

“Every book has an intrinsic impossibility, which its writer discovers as soon as his first excitement dwindles.”

- Annie Dillard

Lee De Forest Page

“While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially it is an impossibility.”

- Lee De Forest

Arnold H. Glasgow Page

“Progress is what happens when impossibility yields to necessity.”

- Arnold H. Glasgow

Auberon Herbert Page

“If government half a century ago had provided us with all our dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of our providing for ourselves.”

- Auberon Herbert

Charles Kettering Page

“The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.”

- Charles Kettering


E. F. Schumacher Page

“Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility.”

- E. F. Schumacher

Voltaire Page

“The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence.”

- Voltaire