We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Sum Total Quotes from Wayne Dyer, Clifford D. Simak, Maya Angelou, George Saunders, Hu Shih. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.
It is only of life on Earth, however, that one can speak with any certainty. It seems to me that all life on Earth, the sum total of life upon the Earth, has purpose.
You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.
Character is that sum total of moments we can’t explain.
On the basis of biological, sociological, and historical knowledge, we should recognize that the individual self is subject to death or decay, but the sum total of individual achievement, for better or worse, lives on in the immortality of The Larger.
Led Zeppelin was an affair of the heart. Each of the members was important to the sum total of what we were.
If Marxist theory dictates that the personal is always political, the rebuttal of both ‘The Americans’ and ‘House of Cards’ is that the political is always personal: the sum total of our collective needs and desires, vows and betrayals.
In many ways, each of us is the sum total of what our ancestors were. The virtues they had may be our virtues, their strengths our strengths, and, in a way, their challenges could be our challenges.
History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided.
The Lord’s prayer contains the sum total of religion and morals.
The sum total of what I learned about African American culture in school was Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and the Underground Railroad. This was more than my mom knew; she didn’t even see a black person in real life until she was 18 years old.
You are the sum total of the choices you make every day.
We’ve always said Psychic TV’s music is the sum total of who’s in it at the time.
In discussing the process with the actors, I made it clear to them that they could improvise but that the sum total of their improvisation needed to impart certain plot points, and schematic material.
Originality is not seen in single words or even in sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man’s thinking or his writing.
I have always felt that I am the sum total of my parts.
Isolation is the sum total of wretchedness to a man.
Everyone is the sum total of past experiences. A character doesn’t just spring to life at age thirty.
We are a sum total of what we have learned from all who have taught us, both great and small.
As a writer, I’ve always been the sum total of my influences, and those are all over the spectrum: Rachmaninov, the Who, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Lesley Gore, Burt Bacharach and Leonard Bernstein, the Rolling Stones and the Small Faces.
At any point, the sum total of human knowledge is not, ‘Here’s the world as it is perfectly,’ it’s, ‘Here’s the best we know so far and we’re always willing to be proven wrong.’
Our life is the sum total of all the decisions we make every day, and those decisions are determined by our priorities.
Hollywood is like life, you face it with the sum total of your equipment.
I was a kid that grew up listening to The Beatles and The Stones and Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, and I wanted all of that in there. But at the same time, a large part of my playing is Tony Iommi and Billy Gibbons. I’m just a sum total of all of the guitar players that I think were really cool.
What it values most of all is the sum total of events and the advance of civilization, which carries individuals along with it; but, indifferent to details, it cares less to have them real than noble or, rather, grand and complete.
The sum total of all my stop-starts have made me less concerned about the future. I’m just aware now that I’ll always land on my feet somehow.
Islam will be what Muslims make of it. And it is the sum total of the interpretation that Muslims give to it.
All rationalism tends to minimalise the value and the importance of life and to decrease the sum total of human happiness.
It’ll be all of our efforts together. It won’t won’t ever be exactly the way I imagined it. And that is, I think, an important lesson as well, is that in any group enterprise it’s going to be the sum total of the group.
You’re trying to form this human being that will fit the bill, and the human being becomes a hand, and the research is a glove, and you try to bring this character together into the research, mesh it, and create this person that is the sum total of all that endeavor.