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1. "Autocratic governments are masters of self-contradiction. They say one thing, do another."
Author: Alastair Reynolds
2. "Worse and somehow embarrassing affair are "ghost" dreams, from which the dreamer only remembers fragments, and very short snippets of events, after which the next morning is left only a vague feeling of a messaged received. If the "ghost" is repeated several times, it is certain that it is a dream which is important for some reason. Then the dreamer, through concentration and auto-suggestion tries to force the dream again, this time a more specific "ghost". The best result are to force oneself to dream again immediately after waking up - called "hooking". If the dream does not produce a "hook" they try and produce a vision during one of the following session by concentration and meditation prior to going to sleep. Such pressure programming is called "anchoring"."
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
3. "Subjecting oneself to a great work of art stings the pride of autonomy. Familiarization calls for a throbbing concentration on background techniques – the ways of nature, society, culture; observing life becomes the sacrifice of it. Laughing at masterpieces and lachrymose towards practicality, the man impervious to beauty drinks his saliva and cries into soup bowls – his body the source of all vital nourishment. Tea and toast he saves for his superiors, serving his way to a house with a swimming pool filled from his ducts. The high saline content making lifeguards unnecessary, his only child is one day found floating the wrong side up. In despondency the man turns to a seascape by Turner. Surely, God must have been a little sad to shed such a vast thimbleful of creation and sigh so many waves. The man feels akin to Turner's fisherman with his lantern – a maritime Diogenes searching for an honest sublimity."
Author: Bauvard
4. "The music comes first. When Geoff has made something the inspiration comes automatically. His music is very expressive. But still is is a very difficult process: I have to add something to his music, not push it away. It has to be equal, and I find that very difficult."
Author: Beth Gibbons
5. "If a guy's talking to you at a club and you're having a long conversation, and then one of your friends comes up and he automatically devotes his attention to her, that's always a sign to look for. They're not always just doing it 'cause they're being 'friendly.' They want to look for somebody new."
Author: Brody Jenner
6. "And though the implication is that I am the sort who is always careful and preparing, I that that's not right, either' in fact I feel I have not really been living anywhere or anytime, not for the future and not in the past and not at all of-the-moment, but rather in a lonely dream of an oblivion, the nothing-of-nothing drift from one pulse beat to the next, which is really the most bloodless marking-out, automatic and involuntary. [pp. 320-321]"
Author: Chang Rae Lee
7. "People who think my books are autobiographical, which they're not, credit me with having a much better memory than I do. I do, however, have a powerful imagination."
Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
8. "In flow, the relationship between what a person had to do and what he could do was perfect. The challenge wasn't too easy.Nor was it too difficult. It was a notch or two beyond his current abilities, which stretched the body and mind in a way that made the effort itselfthe most delicious reward. That balance produced a degree of focus and satisfaction that easily surpassed other, more quotidian,experiences. In flow, people lived so deeply in the moment, and felt so utterly in control, that their sense of time, place, and even self meltedaway. They were autonomous, of course. But more than that, they were engaged."
Author: Daniel H. Pink
9. "The course of human history has always moved in the direction of greater freedom. And there's a reason for that—because it's in our nature to push for it," Ryan told me. "If we were just plastic like [some] people think, this wouldn't be happening. But somebody stands in front of a tank in China. Women, who've been denied autonomy, keep advocating for rights. This is the course of history. This is why ultimately human nature, if it ever realizes itself, will do so by becoming more autonomous."
Author: Daniel H. Pink
10. "I was not a particularly brave child, I think, because I had a narrative mind, because my mind automatically went to any terrible thing that could happen."
Author: Daniel Handler
11. "When people are kids their parents teach them all sorts of stuff, some of it true and useful, some of it absurd hogwash (example of former: don't crap your pants; example of latter: Columbus discovered America). This is why puberty happens. The purpose of puberty is to shoot an innocent and gullible child full of nasty glandular secretions that manifest in the mind as confusion, in the innards as horniness, upon the skin as pimples, and on the tongue as cocksure venomous disbelief in every piece of information, true or false, gleaned from one's parents since infancy. The net result is a few years of familial hell culminating in the child's exodus from the parental nest, sooner or later followed by a peace treaty and the emergence of the postpubescent as an autonomous, free-thinking human being who knows that Columbus only trespassed on an island inhabited by our lost and distant Indian relatives, but who also knows not to crap his pants."
Author: David James Duncan
12. "Wel, en zeer tot mijn ontgoocheling: niemand hield mij tegen. Wat kon het de burger schelen dat die winkel met babyartikelen voor adolescenten werd beroofd van een paar afzichtelijke meters stof. Geen groot verlies, toch? En uiteindelijk wist niemand wie ik was, misschien had ik wel een wapen op zak. Er moest in dit wereldgedeelte iets gortigers gebeuren om civisme los te weken. Miraculeus eigenlijk, dat er überhaupt nog auto- en andere alarmen werden verkocht als je zag hoe werkelijk niemand zich een snars van hun kabaal aantrok."
Author: Dimitri Verhulst
13. "It is our discomforts which provoke, which create consciousness; their task accomplished, they weaken and disappear one after the other. Consciousness however remains and survives them, without recalling what it owes to them, without even ever having known. Hence it continually proclaims its autonomy, its sovereignty, even when it loathes itself and would do away with itself."
Author: Emil Cioran
14. "Este vorba mai degraba de credinta lui Pascal, care se aseamana teribil cu o sinucidere lenta a ratiunii, - a unei ratiuni îndaratnice, longevive, asemenea unui vierme ce nu poate fi ucis dintr-o data, cu o singura lovitura. De la bun început, credinta crestina înseamna jertfire: jertfirea întregii libertati, a întregului orgoliu, a întregii constiinte de sine a spiritului; în plus, ea este o subjugare, autobatjocorire si automutilare. Exista si o doza de cruzime si de fenicianism religios în aceasta credinta pretinsa din partea unei constiinte macerate, complicate si prea alintate: ea porneste de la premisa ca supunerea spiritului trebuie sa fie indescriptibil de dureroasa, ca întregul trecut si toate deprinderile unui astfel de spirit se opun acestui absurdissimum care îl înfrunta în chip de „credinta"."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
15. "A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, ‘Do it again' … Perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, ‘Do it again' to the sun; and every evening, ‘Do it again' to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but he has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we. The repetition in Nature may not be a mere recurrence; it may be a theatrical encore."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
16. "Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so."
Author: Gore Vidal
17. "When an apologist attempts to be autonomous in his reasoned argumentation he indicates that he considers God to be less certain than his own existence and that he places greater credence in his independent reasoning than in God's Word."
Author: Greg L. Bahnsen
18. "Massive cerebral damage and abdominal bleeding in automobile accidents could be imitated within half an hour, aided by the application of suitable coloured resins. Convincing radiation burns required careful preparation, and might involve some three to four hours of makeup. Death, by contrast, was a matter of lying prone."
Author: J.G. Ballard
19. "They're off, and the big excitement this match is the Firebolt that Harry Potter is flying for Gryffindor. According to Which Broomstick, the Firebolt's going to be the broom of choice for the national teams at this year's World Championship —" "Jordan, would you mind telling us what's going on in the match?" interrupted Professor McGonagall's voice. "Right you are, Professor — just giving a bit of background information — the Firebolt, incidentally, has a built-in auto-brake and —" "Jordan!" "Okay, okay, Gryffindor in possession, Katie Bell of Gryffindor heading for goal …"
Author: J.K. Rowling
20. "The genuflection toward 'fairness' is a familiar newsroom piety, in practice the excuse for a good deal of autopilot reporting and lazy thinking but in theory a benign ideal. In Washington, however, a community in which the management of news has become the single overriding preoccupation of the core industry, what 'fairness' has often come to mean is a scrupulous passivity, an agreement to cover the story not as it is occurring but as it is presented, which is to say as it is manufactured."
Author: Joan Didion
21. "If you accept that security is a process, and if you can eliminate the human interaction or intervention in that process by automating more, that is a good thing."
Author: John W. Thompson
22. "But when we start to focus in on what our own mind is up to, for instance, it is not unusual to quickly go unconscious again, to fall back into an automatic-pilot mode of unawareness. These lapses in awareness are frequently caused by an eddy of dissatisfaction with what we are seeing or feeling in that moment, out of which springs a desire for something to be different, for things to change."
Author: Jon Kabat Zinn
23. "But doesn't every precious era feel like fiction once it's gone? After a while, certain vestigial sayings are all that remain. Decades after the invention of the automobile, for instance, we continue to warn each other not to 'put the cart before the horse'. So, too, we do still have 'day'dreams and 'night'mares, and the early-morning clock hours are still known colloquially (if increasing mysteriously) as 'the crack of dawn'. Similarly, even as they grew apart, my parents never stopped calling each other 'sweetheart'."
Author: Karen Thompson Walker
24. "To write a song that is remembered and taken to heart," Richards notes, "is a connection, a touching of bases. A thread that runs through all of us. A stab to the heart." Keith Richards from his autobiography"
Author: Keith Richards
25. "Bicycles, bullock carts, and buses that belched thick, black smoke moved in anarchic streams with the auto rickshaws and cars along the streets. Many of the shops—normally selling everything from groceries to stainless steel cookware to shoes—stood silent behind shutters and honeycomb grilles."
Author: Ken Doyle
26. "She crossed her arms over her chest, and his gaze went automatically to her breasts, which were no nicely plumped by her biceps. Yeah, he was a sex demon. Shoot him. "what are you going to do? And eyes up, mister."Busted."
Author: Larissa Ione
27. "I was with a famous comedian when a young fan walked up and asked for an autograph. The comedian blew him off. I'll never forget the look on the young boy's face. He was devastated."
Author: Louie Anderson
28. "Perhaps for many Japanese, autobiographical fiction writing is life. We are a people expected to complement, to harmonize, to anticipate one another's needs. All without a single spoken clue.And the reason is that he's in training to be a writer. Observing detail, understanding irony, interpreting motivation. Hiro knows that acts are symbolic. The hard sour fruit offered too soon in its season carries a message. He has made an error in the timing of his visit. He has inconvenienced that family.This is the Japanese way. Cogitating on inner meaning. Revealing ourselves and perceiving others through carefully crafted scenes. Writing our endless I-stories."
Author: Lydia Minatoya
29. "Fame lost its appeal for me when I went into a public restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen and paper under the stall door."
Author: Marlo Thomas
30. "130 of Automattic's 150 employees work outside of our San Francisco headquarters. Why are so many companies stuck in this factory model of working?"
Author: Matt Mullenweg
31. "Caine tried to roll to his feet, but something was jabbing him in the crouch. He shook off the stars and saw Edilio standing over him. Edilio had the business end of his automatic rifle in a very sensitive place. "If you move, Caine, I will shoot your balls off," Edilio said. "Toto?" "He will," Toto said, "Although he's not sure it will be just your balls."
Author: Michael Grant
32. "No, I love watching autopsies of disgusting mutant monsters"
Author: Michael Grant
33. "When the fuel is dried up in a vehicle, it stops driving automatically. You are a vehicle in the spiritual and the physical world, so you need some oil for alacrity, in order to get to your destination. The greater the quantity of your oil, the more you cover the distance, and the more you cover the distance, the closer you get to your success."
Author: Michael Bassey Johnson
34. "Imagine someone sitting alone in a room without television, radio, computer or phone and with the door closed and the blinds down. This person must be a dangerous lunatic or a prisoner sentenced to solitary confinement. If a free agent, then a panty-sniffing loser shunned by society, or a psycho planning to return to college with an automatic weapon and a backpack full of ammo."
Author: Michael Foley
35. "She's in the Catskill," Shopie began, but Scathach reached over and pinched her hand. "Ouch!"I just wanted to distract you," Scathach explained. "Don't even think about Black Annis. There are some names that should never be spoken aloud."That like saying don't think of elephants, Josh said, "and then all you can think about is elephants."Then let me give you something else to think about," Scathach said softly. "There are two police officers in the window staring at us. Don't look," she added urgently.Too late. Josh turned to look and whatever crossed his face--shock, horror, guilt or fear--bought both officers racing into the cafe, one pulling his automatic from its holster, the other speaking urgently into his radio as he drew his baton."
Author: Michael Scott
36. "Prediction requires knowing about technologies that will be discovered in the future, but that very knowledge would almost automatically allow us to start developing those technologies right away. Ergo we do not know what we will know."
Author: Nicholas Nassim Taleb
37. "O processo de identificação é infantil, mas não é inteiramente ingênuo, porque não pode ocupar toda a minha mente. Enquanto parte de minha mente está criando gente de ficção, falando e agindo como meus heróis e em geral tentando se colocar na pele de outra pessoa, outra parte está cuidadosamente avaliando o romance como um todo - supervisionando a composição, imaginando como o leitor vai ler, interpretando a narrativa e os atores e tentando prever o efeito de minhas frases. Todos esses cálculos sutis, envolvendo o aspecto planejado do romance e o lado sentimental-reflexivo do romancista, revelam uma auto consciênciaque está em direto contraste com a ingenuidade da infância. Quanto mais o romancista consegue ser, ao mesmo tempo, ingênuo e sentimental, melhor ele escreve."
Author: Orhan Pamuk
38. "La terre est bleueLa terre est bleue comme une orangeJamais une erreur les mots ne mentent pasIls ne vous donnent plus à chanterAu tour des baisers de s'entendreLes fous et les amoursElle sa bouche d'allianceTous les secrets tous les souriresEt quels vêtements d'indulgenceÀ la croire toute nue.Les guêpes fleurissent vertL'aube se passe autour du couUn collier de fenêtresDes ailes couvrent les feuillesTu as toutes les joies solairesTout le soleil sur la terreSur les chemins de ta beauté."
Author: Paul Éluard
39. "Nigdy nie uwazal, ze „czyta" ksiazki. Jezyk byl w tym wypadku równie zdradziecki, jak u hazardzisty, który przechwala sie wygrana partia, tak jakby sila lub determinacja wydarl losowi zwyciestwo, gdy tymczasem szczesliwy rzut sztonami nie byl niczym wiecej, jak tylko udana próba wykorzystania chwili wlasnej bezradnosci. Otwarcie ksiazki zas wiazalo sie z ryzykiem zupelnie innej miary. Otwierajac ksiazke, nie tylko stawal sie bezradny, nie tylko oddawal iles tam zazdrosnie strzezonych uderzen serca wladajacemu piórem obcemu czlowiekowi, lecz pozwalal samego siebie napisac. Czymze jest bowiem lektura ksiegi, jesli nie ciaglym poddawaniem sie nieprzewidywalnym kaprysom duszy jej autora?"
Author: R. Scott Bakker
40. "Listen: I don't have anything against autobiographies, so long as the writer has a penis that's twelve inches long when erect. So long as the writer is a woman who was once a whore and is moderately wealthy in her old age."
Author: Roberto Bolaño
41. "Kas me kunagi mõtleme sellele, et maailma rikus on mäletamatutest aegadest olnud prjade loodud? Alates Mesopotaamia niisutussüsteemidest, Hiina müürist, Egiptuse püramiididest, Ateena akropolist kuni Kuuba suhkrurooistandusteni, Louisiana ja Arkansase puuvillaistandusteni, kuni Kolõma söekaevadnusteni ja saksa automagistraalideni välja. Aga sõjad? Sõdu on igivanast ajast peetud selleks, et orje saada"
Author: Ryszard Kapuściński
42. "But at least he thinks I have a boyfriend, I tell myself. It could be worse. If he thought I was interested in him for real then I would have to dig a hole and bury myself in it because the smug would be too much to bear.I reach automatically for my computer and open it up. I need some music to drown my shame in. Some people have tequila to send them into catatonic oblivion, I have music."
Author: Sarah Alderson
43. "You know, I really hate Romans, but I have to say their descendants make one fine automobile. (Kyrian)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
44. "Colonists of, ah, Per Ardua, meet your autonomous colonisation unit!"
Author: Stephen Baxter
45. "You know that movie, where the little boy says 'I see dead people'?The Sixth Sense.Well, I see them all the time, and I'm getting tired of it. That's what's ruined my mood. Here it is, almost Christmas, and I didn't even think about putting up a tree, because I'm still seeing the autopsy lab in my head. I'm still smelling it on my hands. I come home on a day like this, after two postmortems, and I can't think about cooking dinner. I can't even look at a piece of meat without thinking of muscle fibers. All I can deal with is a cocktail. And then I pour the drink and smell the alcohol, and suddenly there I am, back in the lab. Alcohol, formalin, they both have that same sharp smell."
Author: Tess Gerritsen
46. "The fact that the market is not doing what we wish it would do is no reason to automatically assume that the government would do better."
Author: Thomas Sowell
47. "Son muy pocos los autores, especialmente entre los inéditos, capaces de resistirse a la invitación de leer su obra en voz alta."
Author: Truman Capote
48. "O escrever é para mim - decerto para todo o escritor - uma espécie de orientação na direcção de um apelo vindo de algures: ou uma espécie de auto-esclarecimento do que é sentido como perturbação, ou vaga procura."
Author: Vergílio Ferreira
49. "— Je veux dire que l'homme a un tyran, l'ignorance. J'ai voté la fin de ce tyran-là. Ce tyran-là a engendré la royauté, qui est l'autorité prise dans le faux, tandis que la science est l'autorité prise dans le vrai. L'homme ne doit être gouverné que par la science.— Et la conscience, ajouta l'évêque.— C'est la même chose. La conscience, c'est la quantité de science innée que nous avons en nous."
Author: Victor Hugo
50. "Chcesz wiedziec kim jestes? Nie pytaj. Dzialaj. Dzialanie cie okresli i ustali. Z dzialania swojego sie dowiesz. Ale dzialac musisz jako "ja", jako jednostka, bo tylko wlasnych potrzeb, sklonnosci, namietnosci, koniecznosci mozesz byc pewny.Tylko takie dzialanie jest bezposrednie, jest prawdziwym wydobywaniem siebie z chaosu, autostwarzaniem. Reszta - czyz to nie recytowanie, wypelnianie schematów, tandeta, kicz?"
Author: Witold Gombrowicz

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Critics who treat 'adult' as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."
Author: C.S. Lewis

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