100 Interesting Quotes About World That Will Change How You See It

The world is one big village, they say. And it is especially true in today’s global scenario. But what exactly is the world? Is it just the plant Earth that we occupy, or is it something more, something bigger? The world is a common name for the whole of human civilization and also for the planet Earth and all the flora and fauna that inhabit it. Depending upon context, the word refers to us, the human beings, and also to the planet we live on.

The physical Earth, as detached from human culture or civilization, is also the world, while the human civilization in itself, also encompasses the world. It is a profound word—world. In the modern times, as the manmade distinctions that differentiate countries and continents begin to blur, the world is truly becoming one. One global village connected by computer networks, information technology, and media connectivity. The concept of the world also holds great significance in various religions and mythology across the globe. In a philosophical context the term may refer to the whole of the physical Universe.

Read these carefully compiled world quotes and boost your understanding of the world!

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

- Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex, Anne Frank

If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.

- C.S. Lewis

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.

- Roald Dahl

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

- Margaret Mead

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

- Mark Twain

Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.

- Marilyn Monroe

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

- Augustine of Hippo

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.

- Albert Einstein

Maybe ever'body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.

- Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.

- Albert Einstein

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

- Rumi

If the real world were a book, it would never find a publisher. Overlong, detailed to the point of distraction-and ultimately, without a major resolution.

- Something Rotten, Jasper Fforde

We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.

- Oscar Wilde

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

- Mother Teresa

The real world is where the monsters are.

- The Lightning Thief, Rick Riordan

The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.

- Bertrand Russell

I am a citizen of the world.

- Sylvia Beach

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

- R. Buckminster Fuller

Why can't people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?

- The Camel Club, David Baldacci

Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.

- The Poems of John Donne; Miscellaneous Poems (Songs and Sonnets) Elegies. Epithalamions, John Donne

It's the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it.

- Frank Warren

It's a cruel and random world, but the chaos is all so beautiful.

- Hiromu Arakawa

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.

- The Merchant of Venice, William Shakespeare

Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the dishevelled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame.

- The Land of Heart's Desire, W.B. Yeats

The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no? And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no? Doesn't that make life a story?

- Life of Pi, Yann Martel

No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith.

- Streams of Silver, R.A. Salvatore

I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.

- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.

- Walt Disney Company

Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us.

- Walt Whitman

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

- Alan W. Watts

All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.

- Seán O'Casey

But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world.

- The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Remake the world, a little at a time, each in your own corner of the world.

- Rick Riordan

When she awoke, the world was on fire.

- Uglies, Scott Westerfeld

The whole world is divided for me into two parts: one is she, and there is all happiness, hope, light; the other is where she is not, and there is dejection and darkness...

- War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy

Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.

- Oscar Wilde

Ash? Get bent and die.

- Daughters of Darkness, L.J. Smith

There's nothing more dangerous than someone who wants to make the world a better place.

- Banksy

We've taken the world apart but we have no idea what to do with the pieces.

- Asfixia, Chuck Palahniuk

My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it.

- Ursula K. Le Guin

I don't need to kill goats to say things. I CAN talk.

- Daughters of Darkness, L.J. Smith

You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches.

- Dita Von Teese

We have to heal our wounded world. The chaos, despair, and senseless destruction we see today are a result of the alienation that people feel from each other and their environment.

- Michael Jackson

The world doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?

- Pablo Picasso

We live in a dark and romantic and quite tragic world.

- Karl Lagerfeld

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.

- Marvin Gaye

Don't let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.

- Words to inspire the winner in YOU, Roopleen

You may think I'm small, but I have a universe inside my mind.

- Yoko Ono

We have no need of other worlds. We need mirrors. We don't know what to do with other worlds. A single world, our own, suffices us; but we can't accept it for what it is.

- Solaris, Stanisław Lem

You can either be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It all depends on how you view your life.

- Eleven Minutes, Paulo Coelho

The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.

- Mother Teresa

We realized that the version of the world they rendered for us was not the world they really believed in...

- The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides

Our stresses, anxieties, pains, and problems arise because we do not see the world, others, or even ourselves as worthy of love. (9)

- The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion A Modern Translation of the Narada Bhakti Sutras, Prem Prakash

There are two infinities that confuse me: the one in my soul devours me; the one around me will crush me

- Gustave Flaubert

There's always a story. It's all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything's got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.

- A Hat Full of Sky, Terry Pratchett

But I believe I rather like superstitious people. They lend color to life. Wouldn't it be a rather drab world if everybody was wise and sensible . . . and good? What would we find to talk about?

- Anne of Windy Poplars, L.M. Montgomery

The world is not ready for some people when they show up, but that shouldn't stop anyone.

- Ashly Lorenzana

The world needs more love at first sight.

- Shiver, Maggie Stiefvater

Nothing is fair in this world. You might as well get that straight right now

- The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd

And so will the world end, I think, a victim of love rather than hate. For love's ever been the more destructive weapon, sure.

- The Dark Tower, Stephen King

The greater part of the world's troubles are due to questions of grammar.

- The Complete Essays, Michel de Montaigne

The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.

- The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

Her two worlds, two lives that she tried so hard to keep separate, were crashing together. And she felt helpless to stop it.

- Spells, Aprilynne Pike

The world is terrible," said Mark tonelessly. "And some are drawn down into it and drown there, and some rise above and carry others with them.

- Lady Midnight, Cassandra Clare

I change the world, the world changes me.

- Libba Bray

After all the world is indeed beautiful and if we were any other creature than man we might be continuously happy in it.

- The Secret Scripture, Sebastian Barry

That's the trouble with having the whole world love you. One day, you wake up and it's flirting with your best friend instead. And you don't know what to do. You're thrown.

- Shopaholic Takes Manhattan, Sophie Kinsella

The world's a puzzle; no need to make sense out of it." - Socrates

- Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives, Dan Millman

If you want to be reminded of the love of the Lord, just watch the sunrise.

- Half Broke Horses, Jeannette Walls

In this world only the paranoid survive.

- Midnight, Dean Koontz

You are not the world, but you are everything that makes the world good. Without you, my life would still exist, but that's all it would manage to do.

- The One, Kiera Cass

If people would know how little brain is ruling the world, they would die of fear.

- Ivo Andrić

We are all humiliated by the sudden discovery of a fact which has existed very comfortably and perhaps been staring at us in private while we have been making up our world entirely without it.

- Middlemarch, George Eliot

The inhabitants of the earth are of two sorts: those with brains, but no religion, and those with religion, but no brains.

- Al-Maʿarri

We had a kettle; we let it leak: Our not repairing made it worse. We haven't had any tea for a week... The bottom is out of the Universe.

- The Collected Poems of Rudyard Kipling, Rudyard Kipling

There's not much you need to know about the world. Except how to use a sword and trust very few.

- Froi of the Exiles, Melina Marchetta

There's only one great evil in the world today. Despair.

- Vile Bodies, Evelyn Waugh

And for once a band of thieves in ripped up jeans got to rule the world

- Taylor Swift: Speak Now, Taylor Swift

I think there is a song out there to describe just about any situation.

- Killosophy, Criss Jami

In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and even clothes, the discussion of fur is childish.

- Karl Lagerfeld

You are very harsh.' 'I have seen the world.

- Candide, Voltaire

It's a noir world. Unfair things happen.

- Rob Thomas

In the land where excellence is commended, not envied, where weakness is aided, not mocked, there is no question as to how its inhabitants are all superhuman.

- Venus in Arms, Criss Jami

Love is forever. If it wasn't, it wouldn't be love. The world is beautiful. If it wasn't, it wouldn't be the world.

- The Last Star, Rick Yancey

If I'd been someone else in a different world I'd've done something different, but I was myself and the world was the world, so I was silent.

- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer

This curious world we inhabit is more wonderful than convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used.

- Henry David Thoreau

I didn't want the sun to rise. I didn't want the world to continue turning. I wanted the whole planet put into stasis until I could catch up.

- A Long, Anna Sheehan

Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.

- Mindfulness : Living in the Moment - Living in the Breath, Amit Ray

I'm not always sincere. One can't be in this world, you know.

- Greta Garbo

Oh, shimmer down, Hunter. You're too testy. How many times have I've told you that you need to chill out, take a vacay. Disney World is really fun this time of the year. you should check it out.

- Obsession, Jennifer L. Armentrout

I'm very down to Earth, I'm just not from this Earth.

- Karl Lagerfeld

It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it.

- Steven Wright

Apparently, the world is not a wish-granting factory.

- The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

Find people who share your values, and you'll conquer the world together.

- John Ratzenberger

Our heart is wide enough to embrace the world and hands are long enough to encompass the world.

- Nonviolence: The Transforming Power, Amit Ray

The world is such a marvel-it gave you trials, but if you were still and concentrated, if you tried to do the right thing, it always provided you with salvation.

- Envy, Anna Godbersen

The world turned itself into a better place around him.

- Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell

If you feel obsessed to prove something to the world, then you'd need world attention to be able to prove it.

- Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza, Toba Beta

This world has need of song and sword.

- Dragon Bones, Patricia Briggs

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