Opposite Quotes

Whenever a situation develops to its extreme, it is bound to turn around and become its opposite.

Why do overlook and oversee mean opposite things?

This devil of a man (Poincaire) is the opposite of Briand the latter knows nothing, and understands everything; the other knows everything, and understands nothing.

Henry Thoreau sends me a paper with the old fault of unlimited contradiction. The trick of his rhetoric is soon learned: it consists in substituting for the obvious word and thought its diametrical antagonist. He praises wild mountains and winter forests for their domestic air; snow and ice for their warmth; villagers and wood-choppers for […]

Paired opposites define your longings and those longings imprison you.

The opposite of talking isn’t listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.

I have never liked sex. I do not think I ever will. It seems just the opposite of love.

They looked at one another in incomprehension, two minds driving opposite ways up a narrow street and waiting for the other man to reverse first.

I have spent many years of my life in opposition and I rather like the role.

I’ve made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a genius I feel quite sure that joy and happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet, when I talk with my gardener, I’m convinced of the opposite; joy and happiness is just around the corner.