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1. "Hunger and necessity are poor teachers of morality. A society that cannot provide the basics of life does not get its laws obeyed."
Author: A.J. Quinnell
2. "When knowledge becomes overwelming, go back to the basics"
Author: Abdulkadir Abdullahi Mohamed Mirre
3. "Okay, basics. The three S's: shower, shit, and shave—every man could do that in his sleep. So he did. He managed his complete morning routine in a mental and emotional coma."
Author: Amy Lane
4. "Part of me loves and respects men so desperately, and part of me thinks they are so embarrassingly incompetent at life and in love. You have to teach them the very basics of emotional literacy. You have to teach them how to be there for you, and part of me feels tender toward them and gentle, and part of me is so afraid of them, afraid of any more violation."
Author: Anne Lamott
5. "He slowly smiled. 'Good. We'll start with the basics.'Her mind went blank. 'Basics?''Of kissing. Most people aren't good at kissing right from the start.' He looked her over. 'Unless you are a natural.'She blinked stupidly.His hand reached up and touched her cheek, gently tilting her head. 'It's like connecting puzzle pieces when you kiss. Or when you do anything else of a sexual nature.' The parts of her brain not already blank blessedly went dark."
Author: Anne Mallory
6. "Most people of my grandparents' generation had an intuitive sense of agricultural basics ... This knowledge has vanished from our culture. We also have largely convinced ourselves it wasn't too important. Consider how many Americans might respond to a proposal that agriculture was to become a mandatory subject in all schools ... A fair number of parents would get hot under the collar to see their kids' attention being pulled away from the essentials of grammar, the all-important trigonometry, to make room for down-on-the-farm stuff. The baby boom psyche embraces a powerful presumption that education is a key to moving away from manual labor and dirt--two undeniable ingredients of farming. It's good enough for us that somebody, somewhere, knows food production well enough to serve the rest of us with all we need to eat, each day of our lives."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
7. "Alternative therapists don't kill many people, but they do make a great teaching tool for the basics of evidence-based medicine, because their efforts to distort science are so extreme."
Author: Ben Goldacre
8. "Rather than trying to master nature we should start with the basics of trying to understand nature, cooperate with nature."
Author: Bryant McGill
9. "Oh yeah, we all write. That's what's great about when you have basics in piano."
Author: Caroline Corr
10. "We started with the basics of kicking and punching, then we moved on once we got proficient in that, we moved on to working with the weapons, and from then on working with the wires."
Author: Chiaki Kuriyama
11. "It's not what you spend but how you wear it that counts. The key is often to dress up inexpensive basics with accessories. Something like a beautiful designer bag or belt can make everything else look richer and more luxurious."
Author: Chloe Sevigny
12. "Miss Edmonton: I don't even know where to start. It's too horrifying to even speak of.Jenny: Nonsense. Let's start with the basics. What did your aunt tell you?Miss Edmonton: My aunt said that my husband will come into my room and pull my skirt up. And then he'll put himself inside of me. She said it hurts. She suggested I hold my tongue and pretend I am somewhere else until he is done.Jenny: Yes. I should think it would hurt if you did it that way. Good heavens."
Author: Courtney Milan
13. "Craigslist does serve as a platform where people help each other for the basics, and also, shows people that the Internet is good for mutual support. I do feel pretty good about that."
Author: Craig Newmark
14. "If the USA doesn't start learning how to put personal egos aside for the sustainability of a nation, then these "mighty" United States will be no better than the politically divided commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Where progress is slowed because each party thinks any idea from the other party must be stupid or without validity and Independence has become a distant dream squashed by corruption. I suggest politicians go back to kindergarten to learn the basics in decent humanity. The notions of sharing and respect obviously didn't stick the first time."
Author: Cristina Marrero
15. "Men needed to explain the basics to him. A How to Deal with Women summit. Nothing would bond the races faster."
Author: Danielle Monsch
16. "L.A. burns, and so many other cities smolder, waiting for the hose that will flood gasoline over the coals, and we listen to politicians who fuel our hate and our narrow views and tell us it's simply a matter of getting back to basics while they sit in their beachfront properties and listen to the surf so they won't have to hear the screams of the drowning."
Author: Dennis Lehane
17. "I said I was afraid and she told me to think about a time I felt brave and take that feeling into the situation with me. It worked. It helped."Corinne leaned away from the Plexiglas, horrified."Of course, since that time, I've learned much more about the technique," her mother said. "I've learned to make it much more elegant, but the basics are still the same. Take that old calm, confident feeling with you into the new situation. I used it or a variant of it with clients all the time." She knit her eyebrows, looking hard at Corinne. "I used it for evil during the kidnapping," she said. "Now you can use it for good."
Author: Diane Chamberlain
18. "In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics... am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday."
Author: Edward Albert
19. "Bet you've never had a bear down your pants before. Though I'm kind of a bear in bed. (Rick from Back to Basics)"
Author: Erin McCarthy
20. "Like most complicated things where it's easy to get derailed, their marriage was successful because they mastered the basics. From that mastery they could weather anything."
Author: Fawn Weaver
21. "When I decided to take writing seriously, I did a lot of reading and analyzing of the books I liked, and came up with what I thought were pretty sound plotting and structure basics."
Author: George Stephen
22. "Reading is the basics for all learning."
Author: George W. Bush
23. "Professor Tillman. Most of us here are not scientists, so you may need to be a little less technical.' This sort of thing is incredibly annoying. People can tell you the supposed characteristics of a Gemini or a Taurus and will spend five days watching a cricket match, but cannot find the interest or the time to learn the basics of what they, as humans, are made up of."
Author: Graeme Simsion
24. "Do question, even the basics!You will be a fool for once!If you don't, you will be, for a lifetime.."
Author: Himmilicious
25. "It is back to basics here,' Jason said. ‘What women seek to find in a man is dictated by evolution and the role of the man as a hunter gatherer. Women want a bad boy who will treat them well but not so well that they will have nothing to bitch about to their female friends. Bitching about the male of the species is how females bond with each other…another one of evolutions little jokes."
Author: J.D. Gallagher
26. "One time, when we'd been discussing martial arts, Murphy told me that eventually, no-one can teach you anything more about them. Once you reach that state of knowledge, the only way to keep learning and increasing your own skill is to teach what you know to others. That's why she teaches a children's class and a rape-defence course every spring and fall at one of her neighbourhood's community centres.It sounded kind of flaky-Zen to me at the time, but Hell's bells, she'd been right. Once upon a time, it would have taken me an hour, if not more, to attain the proper frame of mind. In the course of teaching Molly to meditate, though, I had found myself going over the basics again for the first time in years, and understanding them with a deeper and richer perspective than I'd had when I was her age. I'd been getting almost as much insight and new understanding of my knowledge from teaching Molly as she'd been learning from me."
Author: Jim Butcher
27. "I talked about 12 to 18 months, and that's about reaffirming our foundation for sustained growth: getting the discipline back, getting the basics right, getting the customer focus back... so by the end of next year, I hope most of that's in place."
Author: Jim Cantalupo
28. "Common sense as well as common values all lead us. Our future depends upon it and our present is going to be vastly better when we get back to these basics."
Author: Joan Blades
29. "We just simply want to get back to basics, get - restore essentially the constitutional foundation of the country, and that means the federal government becoming less onerous, less involved in every - basically every item of our lives. And what that means is there does have to be some transition."
Author: Joe Miller
30. "No two children learn in the same way. While we might agree that every American eight-year-old should be able to read and multiply, beyond those basics, there are few reasons to make every student follow the same path."
Author: John Katzman
31. "My father was both the person who gave me reason to learn how to fight and the one who taught me the basics of fighting. He would tell me that if it was a big fight, it would probably be uneven, it wouldn't be fair."
Author: June Jordan
32. "Now it's time to focus on basics for people in our neighborhoods... and real ethics reform at City Hall."
Author: Laura Miller
33. "A lot of these things will fly in later forms on the space station themselves, or a later form of that research will, once they kind of find out some of the basics from flying it on shuttle."
Author: Linda M. Godwin
34. "Managers are encouraged to focus on complex initiatives like reengineering or learning organizations, without spending time on the basics."
Author: Marcus Buckingham
35. "The extreme sophistication of modern technology - wonderful though its benefits are - is, ironically, an impediment to engaging young people with basics: with learning how things work."
Author: Martin Rees
36. "Somehow, amid all the sophistication and diversions of this world, we forgot the basics: take care of business at home first, and never betray your blood."
Author: Nelson DeMille
37. "My style is about making things last forever. When you're on a budget, it can be daunting to spend $300 on a pair of boots or a coat. But such basics are the building blocks from which your look is crafted."
Author: Nina Garcia
38. "Riding a bicycle is about getting back to basics. It's good for the waistline and it's good for the wallet, is what I'm saying."
Author: Phil Keoghan
39. "Research had given him the basics,Tab A into Slot B using Product C after ensuring Product Dis firmly in place. The mechanics of it were simple. Theprospect, however, of having an A that big anywhere nearhis B was mildly worrying"
Author: R.J. Scott
40. "My basics are black, white, or neutral, and I'll wear a ton of jewelry or carry a brightly colored bag."
Author: Rachel Zoe
41. "Through the program, they get the basics of what it takes to train."
Author: Rafer Johnson
42. "To fight discouragement, remind yourself of the basics: I can write.I have the opportunity to do so. I love what I write. Now smile and be thankful."
Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
43. "I see the beauty of Mike's attempt to devise an ideal ethic and applaud his recognition that such must start by junking the present sexual code and starting fresh. Most philosophers haven't the courage for this; they swallow the basics of the present code--monogamy, family pattern, continence, body taboos, conventional restrictions on intercourse, and so forth--then fiddle with details...even such piffle as discussing whether the female breast is an obscene sight! (p.365)"
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
44. "As we get rich, the basics of life - food, clothing and shelter - become a very small part of total expenditure. And people have enough money to purchase things that enhance them spiritually, and I mean the word 'spiritual' not necessarily in a religious sense but in the sense that it adds to your feeling of well-being."
Author: Robert Fogel
45. "I made a list of skills in which I think every adult should gain a working knowledge. I wouldn't expect you to become a master of any, but mastery isn't necessary. Luck has a good chance of finding you if you become merely good in most of these areas. I'll make a case for each one, but here's the preview list.Public speakingPsychologyBusiness WritingAccountingDesign (the basics)ConversationOvercoming ShynessSecond languageGolfProper grammarPersuasionTechnology ( hobby level)Proper voice technique"
Author: Scott Adams
46. "My main idea was to create a sports facility for the basics. This is why I established the club."
Author: Sergei Bubka
47. "I feel lucky in that I don't really have to go to college to study something job-specific. I just want to go to learn about what is interesting to me and learn about the classes that you don't really get to take in high school because you have to take the basics."
Author: Tavi Gevinson
48. "Work and love; these are the basics. Without them there is neurosis."
Author: Theodor Reik
49. "It's a fact—everyone is ignorant in some way or another.Ignorance is our deepest secret.And it is one of the scariest things out there, because those of us who are most ignorant are also the ones who often don't know it or don't want to admit it.Here is a quick test:If you have never changed your mind about some fundamental tenet of your belief, if you have never questioned the basics, and if you have no wish to do so, then you are likely ignorant.Before it is too late, go out there and find someone who, in your opinion, believes, assumes, or considers certain things very strongly and very differently from you, and just have a basic honest conversation.It will do both of you good."
Author: Vera Nazarian
50. "If the traditional Rs (reading, writing, and arithmetic) are the basics that we want our children to master academically, then reverence, respect, and responsibility are the three Rs that our children need to master for the sake of their souls and the health of the world."
Author: Zoe Weil

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