Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Finite Quotes from famous authors such as Diane Lane, Blaise Pascal, Suze Orman, Jonny Greenwood, Robin Day. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

1

Every film is its own experience, its own planet, its own family. It seems infinite when you’re working on it, and then it’s suddenly very finite, and it’s done.

2

The finite is annihilated in the presence of the infinite, and becomes a pure nothing. So our spirit before God, so our justice before divine justice.

3

I have never been a fan of bond funds. Unlike a direct investment in an individual bond that you can hold to maturity and be assured you will get your principal back (assuming no default), a fund has no finite maturity date and most funds are actively traded.

4

If I’m on a train, with headphones, MP3s are great. At home, I prefer CD or vinyl, partly because they sound a little better in a quiet room and partly because they’re finite in length and separate things, unlike the endless days and days of music stored on my laptop.

5

There’s this very vulnerable planet of ours with finite resources. Architects and designers have, I think, a fair responsibility for conserving energy and materials, and making things durable.

6

Our Heavenly Father is far more merciful, infinitely more charitable, than even the best of his servants, and the Everlasting Gospel is mightier in power to save than our narrow finite minds can comprehend.

7

The view which regards man as a well, a reservoir full of possibilities, I call the romantic; the one which regards him as a very finite and fixed creature, I call the classical.

8

Scientifically, happiness is a choice. It is a choice about where your single processor brain will devote its finite resources as you process the world.

9

In Christ was united the human and the divine. His mission was to reconcile God to man, and man to God; to unite the finite with the infinite.

10

If we have any hope of finding ways for seven billion people to live well on planet with finite resources, we have to learn to use our resources efficiently. Plastic bags are neither efficient nor environmentally friendly.

11

YA fiction tends to have a finite quality. You’re looking toward a goal – prom or graduation or revolution – and we leave these characters after a moment of tremendous transformation.

12

You need to look at Congress as having a certain capacity. Now, the capacity varies from year to year and from body to body, but there is a finite amount of things that Congress can attentively do.

13

The known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land, to add something to the extent and the solidity of our possessions.

14

We will always make music, but Die Antwoord is… finite.

15

Luckily, water, though finite, is infinitely renewable.

16

Ballet is a finite art – your body won’t let you do it forever, so I wanted to do it while I could.

17

I marvel to think that the Son of God would condescend to save us, as imperfect, impure, mistake-prone, and ungrateful as we often are. I have tried to understand the Savior’s Atonement with my finite mind, and the only explanation I can come up with is this: God loves us deeply, perfectly, and everlastingly.

18

While there are corporal descriptions of what the afterlife is like in Christianity, Islam and Judaism, what’s going on there is the finite trying to describe the infinite. If God knows everything, started everything and is the only one who knows how it’s going to end, how can any human know what God wants?

19

The notion that there’s finite spectrum is mostly wrong.

20

The term ‘natural resources’ confuses people. ‘Natural resources’ are not like a finite number of gifts under the Christmas tree. Nature is given, but resources are created.

21

Because fossil fuels are not only a finite resource but hazardous to the environment, it is imperative that we diversify the resources used in generating electricity.

22

Particularly in these high school-set movies, there’s something about being in high school that’s like a cauldron, a boiling pot of emotion and joy and heartbreak that you feel so intensely. Because you don’t have any awareness yet, you don’t realize that it’s a finite time and feeling.

23

I would say that, between us, I tend to be a little bit more philosophically optimistic. Jonah, I think he sees things as more finite.

24

No finite point has meaning without an infinite reference point.

25

Women will use a glycolic acid cleanser, then an AHA/BHA serum, then a retinol night cream and sure, they have glowing skin, but that’s the equivalent of a mini-peel each night. Go easy on your skin! Get good advice! We have finite layers!

26

I can pretty much say all of us know when ‘Downton’ is going to end. This is a show with a finite life.

27

Your time as a manager is finite and valuable.

28

A football career is a finite career.

29

I’m not a luddite. Science, computers, medicine, they’re all great. But nature is context. That which we can’t control. Its constant mortality and immortality is an answer to the terror of finite existence. It reassures the soul.

30

Time is a finite resource.

31

There is no single theory that is used in economics that considers the finite nature of resources. It’s shocking.

32

The very design of ‘Breaking Bad’ was that it was a finite, close-ended series.

33

If you are planning to save the planet, it will not be Tesla that will do it, since only a finite number of people can afford to buy one, even a $35,000 Model 3.

34

To me, there are four F’s in a good tax system: it ought to be flatter, fairer, finite and family-friendly.

35

Literature is such a profound and deep way to look into someone else’s life, his mind, his hopes and thoughts. Books have opened so many doors for me, taking me to places where my normal life and its finite limits could never have.

36

I no longer see my world as delineated by countries with borders or language, but as seven billion humans living off a single, finite planet.

37

Preventing ongoing extinction of elephants, rhinoceroses, and other threatened species is critically important. By all means, we must set priorities for allocating finite conservation resources.

38

The point of life is to transcend the smallness of the finite self by identifying with things that last.

39

The level of sacrifice in the world of dancing is incredibly intense, that work ethic if nothing else – get up, go to class, rehearsal, performance, get up, go to class – that’s your life, and it’s like that for a finite time, usually.

40

Even with most finite planning, you never know what the final result will reveal itself to be until it’s staring back at you.

41

Once humans traded their hunter-gatherer existences for more settled communities, we began a quest to make our lives better and more comfortable, but we’ve also been sucking precious finite resources from our environment ever since.

42

And when the world is created, it is created in such a way that those eternal objects of God’s loving wisdom become actualities – interacting with one another, relating to God in the finite realm.

43

In a finite world this means that the per capita share of the world’s goods must steadily decrease.

44

People need to realise that their governments are sitting on finite resources that will run out one day. Subsidising power and water is not an ideal solution and does not help reduce consumption. We need to educate people, from a young age, about the importance of conserving energy in their daily lives.

45

When you’re doing a movie, it’s finite – you have a trajectory of where your character’s going, and you follow that. Then the storybook closes.

46

Internet TV and the move to the digital approach is quite revolutionary. TV has historically has been a broadcast medium with everybody picking from a very finite number of channels.

47

Athletics: it’s a wonderful thing, it’s a spell-binding thing, nothing in life has quite as much pageantry, as much emotion within a finite time frame, it’s incredibly exciting.

48

The first attempt at a response: there must have been a fall, a decline, and the road to salvation can only be the return of the sensible finite into the intelligible infinite.

49

There’s a finite market for DVD-by-mail, and the growth over the next 10 years will be in streaming.

50

I love production. I could do it 365 days a year. Post is different. It’s just too slow, and everything is very finite.

51

People who care about animals tend to care about people. They don’t care about animals to the exclusion of people. Caring is not a finite resource and, even more than that, it’s like a muscle: the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets.

52

Time is a finite resource that you can’t get back. I have the same 24 hours you have, and you get the same 24 hours as me. As you rise, so does you chance for opportunity.

53

There’s something about knowing life is finite that makes it so precious.

54

We used to live in a world where the price of resources came down steadily, and now the world has changed. You have a great mismatch between finite resources and exponential population growth.

55

There is a finite group of major financial players… and overall, the best thing for all of us is to be in an industry that’s well respected, well regarded, and well thought of.

56

The intellectual power is never at rest; it is never satisfied with any comprehended truth, but ever proceeds on and on towards that truth which is not comprehended. So also the will, which follows the apprehension; we see that it is never satisfied with anything finite.

57

The laws of nature tell us there’s a finite amount of any substance on the face of the earth, and at some point, that’s going to run out. And if we’re smart and we have some grace and we have some willingness about our destiny, then we will take ourselves into the renewable world.

58

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

59

I always designed ‘Gravity Falls’ to be a finite series about one epic summer-a series with a beginning, middle, and end.

60

Faith is an act of a finite being who is grasped by, and turned to, the infinite.

61

As an astronomer, I get to ignore the details of the things that we don’t understand. There’s a lot of work that we can do on scales that we do understand, and there is actually a finite size that I can associate with a super massive black hole.

62

Manufacturing is finite, but human intellect is infinite. Textile is all about manufacturing, and industries like pharmaceuticals are all about human intellect.

63

TV, particularly network television, gives you a much greater opportunity to tell a long-form story, to develop a character and keep it detailed. Film, by its nature, is more finite.

64

I work anywhere between three and 10 years on a project, depending on the size. My lifetime is finite. Therefore, I have to look carefully at how many projects I want to put into my lifetime.

65

Dogs are a really amazing eye opener for us humans because their lives are compressed into such a short period, so we can see them go from puppyhood to adolescence to strong adulthood and then into their sunset years in 10 to 12 years. It really drives home the point of how finite all our lives are.

66

In reality, rugby is finite and unpredictable, so players need to have skills off the pitch too.

67

The future is no longer indefinite. Time has become very finite to me and very precious.

68

When you’re young, you think life is forever, but it’s finite. I’m 68, so even by the maddest measurements, I’m in the last bit of life.

69

Just as fossil fuels from conventional sources are finite and are becoming depleted, those from difficult sources will also run out. If we put all our energy and resources into continued fossil fuel extraction, we will have lost an opportunity to have invested in renewable energy.

70

Painting with broad strokes, I feel like a lot of journalism makes it out to be like the collective consciousness has a finite imagination for multiple women at one time in a similar genre.

71

I think finite series gives you more time to write down your journey in any show. When it’s a finite series, you know the start and know your end. The writers and actors know what is going to happen, so the interest is not lost.

72

I don’t really know what the future of science is. Maybe we have come to the end of science; maybe science is a finite field. The inventions resulting from this finite field, however, are boundless.

73

At a small company, so much of the trick is focus. Not only can you only do a finite number of things, but you have to do them in the right order.

74

Right now, oil is being isolated around the globe, and there is a major effort in shipping, trucking and otherwise transporting that oil around to a very finite number of refineries. Biology allows us to make these same fuels in a much more distributed fashion.

75

Nothing can be divided into more parts than it can possibly be constituted of. But matter (i.e. finite) cannot be constituted of infinite parts.

76

I don’t know what it is, exactly, but there’s a negative drag on film sets after the second week or so, a mutinous vibe because the infinite capacities of the directors and everybody else become quite finite and everybody’s under the gun and it becomes work.

77

Even if we didn’t have greenhouse gases, were going to have to move away from fossil fuels, as we’re going to run out. They’re finite, whereas solar and wind are infinite.

78

Everything is finite, right? Nothing can last forever.

79

Anybody that’s asked, I’ve counseled that they not expand Medicaid eligibility. I’ve been critical of any expansion because you know what Washington does. It promises something for a finite period of time, and then it leaves you on the hook.

80

Of course, the plea for respect for nonhuman life goes far beyond the scientific delight of familiarity with our planet mates. The nonhuman forms of life with which we 6,000 million talking, upright apes share this finite planet are directly or indirectly connected to our well-being.

81

How can finite man commune with an infinite God? To both Christians and Jews, God himself has made that possible by irrupting into the temporal world. To Christians, God became man in the Incarnation; to Jews, the God that spoke out of the fire on Mount Sinai gave his Torah.

82

An island is a fixed and finite piece of geography, and usually the whole place has been carved up and claimed.

83

When I’m working in finite serials, I always think in terms of the entire book rather than the individual episode because, by far, the vaster sector of the project’s lifespan will be in complete book form rather than the singles.

84

Money is finite; it’s limited by a number and what you can buy with it. Power has no limits if you’re willing to go far enough in order to get as much of it as you can.

85

Our population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth are growing exponentially, along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill.

86

We live on a finite planet. We have finite resources, and we’re running out of good, arable land.

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What the fossil record does do is to force us to contemplate our place on the planet. We are but one species of several hominids that inhabited Planet Earth, and like our distant cousins who went extinct fairly recently, our time on Planet Earth is also finite.

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Thus it is necessary to commence from an inescapable duality: the finite is not the infinite.

89

Spiraling demand for resources of which our world contains a finite supply is the great long-term threat posed by globalisation. That is why we need new technology to relieve it.

90

In the end, arguing about affirmative action in selective colleges is like arguing about the size of a spigot while ignoring the pool and the pipeline that feed it. Slots at Duke and Princeton and Cal are finite.

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I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine.

92

Working in the digital domain, you’re using approximations of things; the actual sound wave never enters the equation. You deal with sections of it, and you’re able to do so much more by just reducing the information to a finite amount.

93

As an actor, your focus is very finite. All you’re worried about is your character and what you have to do, what your goals are in this scene and in this piece of material. Whereas, as the director, everything is your responsibility. I enjoy carrying the load like that and being the responsible party.

94

In a film, you only have a finite amount of time, and you’re so concerned with saying what happened and making it a gripping short story with a satisfying ending.

95

There are 15 main theories in physics, and we know all of them. If there weren’t a finite number of theories, there would not be a point to physics.

96

Although computer memory is no longer expensive, there’s always a finite size buffer somewhere. When a big piece of news arrives, everybody sends a message to everybody else, and the buffer fills.

97

Think of something finite molded into the infinite, and you think of man.

98

You have a finite amount of people who watch at a certain time every day. But when you have that kind of success that ‘Outnumbered Overtime’ continues to have, it’s gotta be a broader audience. I’m really thrilled about that.

99

Space, time, matter, energy and biological life may be the result of a Source Field that is conscious and alive in its own unique way – on a scale far too vast for the finite mind to fathom.