199+ Best Possibility Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Possibility is the condition or fact of being possible. Latin origins of the word hint at ability. Profoundly inspirational possibility quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Possibility Quotes

Hiding places there are innumerable, escape is only one, but possibilities of escape, again, are as many as hiding places. — Franz Kafka

Human beings have to create hope. They have to. You have to have something you hold onto as being a possibility. Otherwise, why go on? — Lesley Ann Warren

They will open up to what I would call corporate broadcastings where the non-commercial material will have air time. There’s no possibility of that here right now, none. — Ann Macbeth

Because of the many dimensions of forms of though which you can also put into physical form, you have the possibility to create much which we cannot fashion in the same manner. — Hans Bender

Invest in a feather duster – the possibilities are endless. — Anne Rice

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In between war and passivity, there are a thousand possibilities. — Howard Zinn

I was always interested in the possibility maybe of finding my way into a big adventure. — Trenton Lee Stewart

A dream is the bearer of a new possibility, the enlarged horizon, the great hope. — Howard Thurman

What you have to consider is the possibility that God doesn’t like you. Could be, God hates us. This is not the worst thing that could happen. — Chuck Palahniuk

There’s always been a potential erotic possibility with objects. — Claes Oldenburg

In an economy that already has lost some momentum, one must remain alert to the possibility that greater caution and weakening asset values in financial markets could signal or precipitate an excessive softening in household and business spending. — Alan Greenspan

In a market economy, however, the individual has some possibility of escaping from the power of the state — Peter L. Berger

Open your mind to all possibilities and believe! — Bernie Siegel

When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her. — Adrienne Rich

The poor prey on one another because their lives offer no hope and communicate the tragic message to these human beings that they have no possibility to attain a decent standard of living. — Thabo Mbeki

When you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. — Eckhart Tolle

Music begins where the possibilities of language end. — Jean Sibelius

The marathon is a competition between your will and your possibilities — Jeff Galloway

The possibility of a war under the current circumstances is not far-fetched and there is some evidence for that. — Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

We are not being arrogant or complacent when we are said that our country, as a united nation, has never in its entire history, enjoyed such a confluence of encouraging possibilities. — Thabo Mbeki

There are almost too many possibilities. Photography is in direct proportion with our time: multiple, faster, instant. Because it is so easy, it will be more difficult. — Ernst Haas

Religion is the possibility of the removal of every ground of confidence except confidence in God alone. — Karl Barth

It is amazing how, when all possibilities seem to be taken away from you, the minutest opening can become a great freedom. — Azar Nafisi

The human imagination has already come to conceive the possibility of recreating human society. — Edmund Wilson

Spend enough time around success and failure, and you learn a reverence for possibility. — Dale Dauten

Our culture now wonderfully, alchemically transforms images and history into artistic material. The possibilities seem endless and wide open. — Jerry Saltz

At least I have precluded the possibility of peaking too early. — George McGovern

I have great hopes for the possibility of a dynamic universalism that respects all our people. — Anthony Braxton

If there is no possibility for change in a character, we have no interest in him. — Flannery O’Connor

Our enemy is more aware than we are of the spiritual possibilities that depend upon obedience. — Amy Carmichael

Where happiness was not a possibility, the illusion of it was always more important. — Colum McCann

Faith has to take in all the other possibilities it can. — Flannery O’Connor

This isn’t even something I’ve feared, because I never knew it was a possibility. — David Levithan

Death without the possibility of ever changing the world is the same as a life that never was. — Douglas Coupland

I don’t think about what I can’t do or what I shouldn’t be doing. I just think there are endless possibilities musically, really. — Paul Weller

I always live in the present. I don’t know the future and no longer have the past. The former oppresses me as the possibility of everything, the latter as the reality of nothing. — Fernando Pessoa

I try not to bring in anything I don’t love looking at. It’s about restaint … There is something about an unfinished quality that leaves within you that sense of possibility. — Caio Fonseca

When people make judgments they close all the possibility around them. — Jeff Koons

If you’re any kind of artist, you’ve got to … keep opening yourself to new possibilities. — Ian McDiarmid

The Internet opens up a whole new range of possibilities in a wide range of areas. — Herbie Hancock

Abroad, they have covered pretty much all subjects, explored every possibility, every twist. So similarities between ideas you have and those filmed abroad are quite possible. — Ajay Devgan

There is an anti-aging possibility, but it has to come from within. — Susan Anton

What after all, has maintained the human race on this old globe despite all the calamities of nature and all the tragic failings of mankind, if not faith in new possibilities, and courage to advocate them? — Jane Addams

No one can help you if you’re stuck in a work. Only you can figure a way out, because only you can see the work’s possibilities. — Annie Dillard

Right now, we have no possibility of politics because we have a one-party state. — Todd Gitlin

The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate. — Alice Walker

I feel like I haven’t done my best work yet. I feel like there’s a world of possibilities out there. — Liza Minnelli

The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair. — Walker Percy

Wearing a Democratic label no longer matches what I know about my country and its possibilities, — Artur Davis

Naturally, love’s the most distant possibility. — Georges Bataille

The rest of the world understands little about China’s changes and the possibilities and crises that come with them. — Ai Weiwei

All I can do is make the best of what I am, become accustomed to it, evaluate the possibilities, and take advantage of them the best I can. — Jean-Paul Sartre

You can do anything, literally, right? That’s one of the exciting possibilities of the present. — Charles Olson

I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities. — Whoopi Goldberg

The novelist is bound by the reasonable possibilities, not the probabilities, of his culture. — Flannery O’Connor

Cinema has opened a world of possibilities up for me. — Antonio Banderas

Unbounded awareness is the reservoir of possibilities. — Deepak Chopra

Each person is a really a great treasure house of capacities, possibilities, energies. — Jean Houston

I had a $1.50 from playing the ukulele after owning it seven minutes. I thought, Hmmm, this has some possibilities. — Eddie Vedder

Choice was dangerous: you had to forgo all other possibilities when you chose. — J. K. Rowling

There is the possibility that humankind can outgrow its infantile tendencies, as I suggested in Childhood’s End. But it is amazing how childishly gullible humans are. — Arthur C. Clarke

I look for good possibilities in movies. I don’t look for perfection. — Christopher Walken

Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right. — Igor Stravinsky

An ellipsis is a giant ocean of possibilities. — Jami Attenberg

I am grateful that I didn’t let fear get the best of me. It only holds you back from possibilities and greatness. — Mariska Hargitay

Being-alone is a deficient mode of being-with; its possibility is a proof for the latter. — Martin Heidegger

This accidental meeting of possibilities calls itself I. I ask: what am I doing here? And, at once, this I becomes unreal. — Dag Hammarskjold

To meditate is to discover new possibilities, to awaken the capacities of us has to live more wisely, more lovingly, more compassionately, and more fully. — Jack Kornfield

I suppose what’s happened recently has confirmed suspicions I voiced in the book, and I think made clearer some of those things that I point out. For instance I have a section of the book where I talk about the possibility of torture. — Peter Singer

I’m interested when things are upside down – because there are so many possibilities in that one moment. There is a lot that is exposed. — Anna Deavere Smith

Within every girl is the possibility of arousing emotion. Without emotion there is no beauty. — Diana Vreeland

We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope. — Edward Abbey

The note we end on is and must be the note of inexhaustible possibility and hope. — Evelyn Underhill

Our minds can come up with the most entertaining possibilities, if we let them. But most of the time, we keep them under far too close a check. — Alexander McCall Smith

Death is always a constant possibility and probability and of course an inevitability, as well. — Cornel West

I was always involved in art and when I went under contract at Warner Bros. at 18, it afforded me the possibility of never having to stop painting, never having to stop taking photographs and so on, and to actually live a cultural life. — Dennis Hopper

The possibilities of percussion sounds, I believe, have never been fully realized — Charles Ives

Monogamy is a possibility – and a necessity. Kids have got to have something they can rely on. You have got to have something you rely on. — Bob Hoskins

Acting was just outside of the realm of possibility for me. I grew up in L.A. and around Hollywood but I literally never, honestly, considered it. — Cody Horn

I have argued above that we cannot prevent the Singularity, that its coming is an inevitable consequence of the humans natural competitiveness and the possibilities inherent in technology. — Vernor Vinge

There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we’re here to explore new possibilities. — Ray Charles

I was an English major, so I love discussing possibilities and alternate theories. — William Mapother

One’s only failure is failing to live up to one’s own possibilities. — Abraham Maslow

Recognize the possibility of the divine in any given moment. — Dani Shapiro

God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities that quite outrun the limits of mortality. — Harry Emerson Fosdick

Success is not a straight line, it’s much more of a dance and being open to possibilities. — Arianna Huffington

Anything is always a possibility. Wouldn’t talk about what we would have done or what we would do. Everything is a possibility. — Jim Harbaugh

There is no ethics in general. There are only-eventually-ethics of processes by which we treat the possibilities of a situation. — Alain Badiou

Nature is infinitely creative. It is always producing the possibility of new beginnings. — Marianne Williamson

Every minute that you save by making it useful, more profitable, is so much added to your life and its possibilities. Every minute lost is a neglected by-product – once gone, you will never get it back. — Arthur Brisbane

There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before. — Henry David Thoreau

Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities. — Aristotle

Clearly, once the student is no longer a student the possibilities of relationship are enlarged. — Marilyn Hacker

In corporation [corporate] religions as in others, the heretic must be cast out not because of the probability that he is wrong but because of the possibility that he is right. — Antony Jay

So I, I knew something in a business sense about semiconductors and I appreciated their possibilities. — Arthur Rock

the enduring struggle to capture in words the infinite possibilities of a life not lived. — Anita Shreve

Child prodigy is a curse because you’ve got all those terrible possibilities. — Itzhak Perlman

The mere thought hadn’t even begun to speculate about the merest possibility of crossing my mind. — Douglas Adams

Best not to anticipate too much … it jiggles the possibilities. — Donald Barthelme

The essence of the question is the opening up, and keeping open, of possibilities. — Hans-Georg Gadamer

The physical extinction of the human race is one possibility. — Vernor Vinge

I haven’t given up on the possibility that sweet reason will prevail. — John Bolton

For me, university was just awful because it was closing one door after the other of all these candy shops of professional possibilities. — Richard Powers

I feel that I am doing the minimum amount of damage to other possibilities that may take place in a reader’s head. — Edward Gorey

As an actor there’s no autonomy, unless you’re prepared to risk the possibility of starving. — Ben Kingsley

I’m ready to do something with Lady Gaga or Andrea Bocelli. I’m really grateful that nothing is out of the realm of possibility. — Carlos Santana

Photographers stop photographing a subject too soon before they have exhausted the possibilities. — Dorothea Lange

We can only reason from what is; we can reason on actualities, but not on possibilities. — Thomas Paine

To be misunderstood can be the writer’s punishment for having disturbed the reader’s peace. The greater the disturbance, the greater the possibility of misunderstanding. — Anatole Broyard

The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities. — Stephen Hawking

Why would you want to work for a living if you could just joke around? Being a celebrity expands your commercial possibilities. — Jerry Seinfeld

It’s been a long rocky life, with plenty of possibility but too much human ugliness. — Gregory Maguire

Who of us knows or can by possibility arrive at a knowledge of the laws that govern our property and lives? — William H. Wharton

I feel that my life and therefore my writing accept the possibility of all the mystery. Everything we don’t know; everything that can possibly happen. — Isabel Allende

Forgiveness is something that’s always possibility. — Amy Poehler

I’m always open to the possibility that somebody’s got a better idea than I have. It happens with some frequency. — William Shatner

I believe in possibility, but I’m not sure I believe in demons. — Jennifer Carpenter

If we cannot see the possibility of greatness, how can we dream it? — Lee Strasberg

Cinematography is infinite in its possibilities… much more so than music or language. — Conrad Hall

I think the Internet is going to open up a lot of possibilities with music, and the shake-up of power is exciting to me. — Trey Anastasio

It was one thing to have guessed it, another to have had that guess confirmed beyond possibility of refutation. — Arthur C. Clarke

There was a big possibility that I would have had to leave Newcastle had Ruud Gullit stayed as manager. — Alan Shearer

It seems everything is so full of possibilities one can hardly take it all in. — Kenneth Koch

In my stillness I am the eternal possibility. In my movement I am the cosmos. — Deepak Chopra

There’s only one possibility: win, draw or loose. — Franz Beckenbauer

As pathetic as it was, she’d rather hold on to the possibility of something perfect than be hit with the reality of nothing much. — Francine Pascal

If there is a sense of reality, there must also be a sense of possibility. — Robert Musil

It was a time of uncommon possibility and freedom, when Detroit created wondrous and lasting things. But life can be luminescent when it is most vulnerable. — David Maraniss

Every human heart beat is a universe of possibilities. — Gregory David Roberts

This age is fraught with limitless perils, as well as untold possibilities. — David O. McKay

Poetry’s work is not simply the recording of inner or outer perception; it makes by words and music new possibilities of perceiving. — Jane Hirshfield

I hate the fearful trimming of possibilities that age brings. — Diane Ackerman

Many people are despairing of the possibility of finding love. And some of the people who are despairing the most are in their thirties and forties and looking just great. — Marianne Williamson

Every day holds the possibility of a miracle. — Elizabeth David

When there is nothing, there is the possibility of everything. — Ann Brashares

With science fiction there’s endless possibilities. — Anna Torv

God created a number of possibilities in case some of his prototypes failed – that is the meaning of evolution. — Graham Greene

There was no possibility of taking a walk that day. — Charlotte Bronte

When you hand good people possibility, they do great things. — Biz Stone

Wouldn’t we all rather have the possibility of finding pleasure and delight in literally anything we might encounter? Instead of assuming that actually there are only these three things where pleasure and delight are possible. Like oh, it’s television and socialization and work, and then everything else is the smoke I have to somehow choke my way through in order to get to the good parts. — Ian Bogost

We decided to try in vitro, because both Peter and I felt we couldn’t handle another failure. When I miscarried after that, we had to come to terms with the possibility that this wasn’t meant to be. — Christie Brinkley

The enjoyment of life would be instantly gone if you removed the possibility of doing something. — Chauncey Depew

But instead I am applying for a job as an elf. Even worse than applying is the very real possibility that I will not be hired, that I couldn’t even find work as an elf. That’s when you know you’re a failure. — David Sedaris

Finally, this being America, there is the constant possibility of murder. — Bill Bryson

It was rather awkward, insofar as we were both teetering between the possibility of something and the possibility of nothing. — David Levithan

You cannot separate the onset of a disturbing moment in life from the appearance of some simultaneous new possibility to know a deeper and more unshakable sense of peace. — Guy Finley

In athletics, the idea of possibility is presumed. It’s not ‘if;’ it’s ‘how.’ — Aimee Mullins

It would not be foolish to contemplate the possibility of a far greater progress still. — John Maynard Keynes

I really believe there is the possibility of something great that can happen in the right hands. — Alfonso Cuaron

We must never so thoroughly disrespect someone that they are beyond the pale and, therefore, have no possibility of being changed. — Cornel West

Surviving – that is the other name of a mourning whose possibility is never to be awaited. — Jacques Derrida

I am never wrong when it comes to my possibilities. — Placido Domingo

If you so choose, even the unexpected setbacks can bring new and positive possibilities. If you so choose, you can find value and fulfillment in every circumstance. — Ralph Marston

The infinite possibilities. That’s what used to do my nut in. — Damien Hirst

Most of my recorded material has been in small group configurations. I have not released large orchestral works as recordings because it hasn’t been within the realm of possibility. — Bill Dixon

The root of this possibility of doing good – that we all have – is in creation. — Pope Francis

The work of artists is to find what’s humanly possible – possibility’s furthest reaches. — Tony Kushner

I place my intention into the vast ocean of all possibilities and allow the universe to work through me. — Deepak Chopra

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

Carolyn Maloney identifies with the possibility of being raped, that’s why she hung in there for the Debbie Smith Bill. So it – it’s essential that in New York, if we can’t get a prominent woman in New York, where can we? I mean there’s so many states that have never even had a woman senator. We’re still on our first this and our first that. — Eleanor Smeal

Trenches, hospitals, the common grave–there are no other possibilities. — Erich Maria Remarque

The anticipation of discovering new possibilities becomes my greatest joy. — Jerry Uelsmann

The network is opening up some amazing possibilities for us to reinvent content, reinvent collaboration. — Tim O’Reilly

Sally…can no longer think of love as a reality, or even as a possibility, however remote. — Alice Hoffman

Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others. — Jonathan Winters

We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do. — Dale Carnegie

We are so used to releasing words, we don’t know what to do with them if they stay. No matter how many times we let them go, they come back. The words that matter always stay. — David Levithan

You begin with the possibilities of the material. — Robert Rauschenberg

Every person is a possibility. The hopeless romantics feel it most acutely, but even for others, the only way to keep going is to see every person as a possibility. — David Levithan

Imagination allows us to conceive of delightful future possibilities, pick the most amazing one, and pull the present forward to meet it. — Jason Silva

It’s interesting work for me to tell my life, as a possibility for other people to relate it to themselves – not so much to learn about me. — Agnes Varda

My true self contains every possibility. — Deepak Chopra

We must dare to think ‘unthinkable’ thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world. — J. William Fulbright

A real possibility now exists for a Government that is not led by either Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil — Gerry Adams

I had been working in colour for ten years or so and looked at digital and liked the possibilities it gave me. — Fay Godwin

If you don’t have the possibility of listening to music, you can’t know if you love it. — Andrea Bocelli

Liberty is the possibility of isolation. — Fernando Pessoa

Time, time, time, see what’s become of me, While I looked around, For my possibilities; I was so hard to please — Paul Simon

A theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong. A model has a third possibility: it may be right, but irrelevant. — Manfred Eigen

You think you know your possibilities. Then other people come into your life and suddenly there are so many more. — David Levithan

There is but one right, and the possibilities of wrong are infinite. — Thomas Huxley

Footsteps in the snow suggest where you have been, point to where you were going: but when they suddenly vanish, never dismiss the possibility of flight… — Diane Duane

Awareness is the birthplace of possibility. Everything you want to do, everything you want to be, starts here. — Deepak Chopra

I was an activist long before I even entertained the possibility of being an actor. — William Baldwin

I write for the still, small possibility of justice. — Grace Paley

I wanted to become an artist because it meant endless possibilities. Art was a way of reinventing myself. — Sam Taylor-Wood

The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty – of the indefinite expansion of possibility. — Susan Sontag

If there exists no possibility of failure, then victory is meaningless. — Robert H. Schuller

We read to find life, in all its possibilities. — Claire Messud

Never focus on your problems. Focus on your possibilities. The problems will pull you down. The possibilities will push you up — Bo Sanchez

Every second of time is a doorway to unbounded possibilities. Yet if you are not open to them, these possibilities shrink. — Deepak Chopra

Voluntary association produces the free market – where each person can choose among a multitude of possibilities. — Harry Browne

There is nothing more terrorizing than the possibility that nothing is hidden. There is nothing more scandalous than a happy marriage — Adam Phillips

My position is not that John Kerry is either Jesus Christ or the prophet Mohammad. My position is that John Kerry is the possibility of restarting politics. — Todd Gitlin

When I came into politics I always thought there was a possibility I would be killed. — Imran Khan

I do not rule out the possibility of being prime minister of India one day, but there is still time. — Lalu Prasad Yadav

Progress imposes not only new possibilities for the future but new restrictions. — Norbert Wiener

But I think we both knew, even then, that what we had was something even more rare, and even more meaningful. I was going to be his friend, and was going to show him possibilities. And he, in turn, would become someone I could trust more than myself. — David Levithan

So I’m looking to the saxophone as a resource which has its own unique set of possibilities. I’m looking to exploit them and develop them and have the fullest range of possibilities of the saxophone be known. — Evan Parker

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