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1. "For me writing biographies is impossible, unless they are brief and concise, and these are, I feel, the most eloquent."
Author: Alfred Nobel
2. "I love songs because by nature they are concise; they sum up. I try to use as few words as possible. It's usually funnier that way, anyway."
Author: Cass McCombs
3. "For a long time after it was ushered into this world of sorrow and trouble, by the parish surgeon, it remained a matter of considerable doubt whether the child would survive to bear any name at all; in which case it is somewhat more than probable that these memoirs would never have appeared; or, if they had, that being comprised within a couple of pages, they would have possessed the inestimable merit of being the most concise and faithful specimen of biography, extant in the literature of any age or country."
Author: Charles Dickens
4. "Oh, it doesn't work at all. That's the problem! It's an endless, halting parade of inspections, bribes, and nonsense—but if you're aboard a Texas vessel, you'll find less inconvenience along the way." "It's because of their guns!" declared Mr. Henderson, once more escaping his reverie, bobbing out of it as if to gasp for air. "Concise, my love." Mrs. Henderson gave him a smile. "And correct. Texans are heavily armed and often impatient. They don't need to be transporting arms and gunpowder to create a great nuisance for anyone who stops them, so they tend to be stopped…less often."
Author: Cherie Priest
5. "Founded by President Truman at 12:01 A.M. on November 4, 1952, the NSA had been the most clandestine intelligence agency in the world for almost fifty years. The NSA's seven-page inception doctrine laid out a very concise agenda: to protect U.S. government communications and to intercept the communications of foreign powers."The roof of the NSA's main operations building was littered with over five hundred antennas, including two large radomes that looked like enormous golf balls. The building itself was mammoth--over two million square feet, twice the size of CIA headquarters. Inside were eight million feet of telephone wire and eighty thousand square feet of permanently sealed windows."
Author: Dan Brown
6. "John Hodgson can describe Richard Dawkins's atheism as vacuous only because 'atheist' is a term which non-believers use purely as a polemical convenience when we have to define concisely what we don't believe [...]. No atheist is principally that. What we'd want to call ourselves is humanist or materialist, or biologist or linguist, or for that matter socialist, because one or more of these, or something else again, is what we do and think and are. We have 'purely and simply finished with God', to adapt a phrase of Engels's."
Author: David Craig
7. "I understand the need for conformity. Without a concise set of rules to follow we would probably all have to resort to common sense. Discipline is the key to conformity, and it is important that we learn not to question authority at an early age."
Author: David Thorne
8. "Without a concise set of rules to follow we would probably all have to resort to common sense."
Author: David Thorne
9. "When we feel the poetic thrill, is it not that we find sweep in the concise and depth in the clear, as we might find all the lights of the sea in the water of a jewel? And what is a philosophic thought but such an epitome?"
Author: George Santayana
10. "Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction."
Author: Hosea Ballou
11. "They parked in a pay-bay on George Square and walked through the gardens, emerging in front of the university library. Most of the buildings here had gone up in the 1960s, and Rebus hated them: blocks of sand-colored concrete replacing the square's original eighteenth-century town houses. Rows of treacherous steps, and a notorious wind-tunnel effect which could blow over the unwary on the wrong day. Students walked between the buildings, hugging books and folders in front of them. Some stood and chatted in groups."Bloody students," was Wylie's concise summing-up of the situation."
Author: Ian Rankin
12. "I liked the challenge of writing in a very concise structure in which both meaning and form are important."
Author: Jeffery Deaver
13. "HOW CONCISE THAT YOU CAN CRY FROMAWFUL WOUNDS, DESERTION, HAPPINESS,MEMORIES, HUMILIATION,DISAPPOINTMENT OR GRANDEUR."
Author: Jenny Holzer
14. "No matter how entertaining, diverse, concise, or detailed, a writing craft book is, it's not going to work magic on you, it's not going to suddenly make you a brilliant writer simply by reading it. You need to use what you read and learn in your own writing. Because that's when you have those AHA moments. That's when it really sticks."
Author: Jessica Bell
15. "The great masters of modern analysis are Lagrange, Laplace, and Gauss, who were contemporaries. It is interesting to note the marked contrast in their styles. Lagrange is perfect both in form and matter, he is careful to explain his procedure, and though his arguments are general they are easy to follow. Laplace on the other hand explains nothing, is indifferent to style, and, if satisfied that his results are correct, is content to leave them either with no proof or with a faulty one. Gauss is as exact and elegant as Lagrange, but even more difficult to follow than Laplace, for he removes every trace of the analysis by which he reached his results, and studies to give a proof which while rigorous shall be as concise and synthetical as possible."
Author: Lagrange
16. "Seal the Deal Tip: When you deliver information the way the other person wants to receive it, you increase your conversion rates. Notice if someone is talking in short, concise bullet points – then deliver information the same way and watch your conversions soar."
Author: Lisa A. Mininni
17. "Quotes ain't all that useful. Fact is, there's more concise ways to express what you're feelin', like screams and moans."
Author: M.C. Humphreys
18. "So what's all the fuss?" he asked instead. "Where's all the shit coming from?"Dean told him. He tried to make it concise, using flash words such as "fire" and "conspiracy" and "bigfreakin' shape-shifter," and told Roland, too, about Miri and Robert and Kevin. The red jade."You're both fucked," Roland said. "Seriously. I'll start arranging the funeral now.""I want a happy boss. Where's the positive reinforcement?""Buried with Pollyanna in my backyard. Which is where you'll be if you don't play your cards right."
Author: Marjorie M. Liu
19. "Make a concise statement clearly and you should only need to say it once."
Author: Mary Mihalic
20. "Sorry," she said, "I got out as fast as I could, but I had to stay and socialize. Protocol, you know.""Explain protocol," Nell said. This was how she always talked to the Primer."At the place we're going, you need to watch your manners. Don't say ‘explain this' or ‘explain that.'""Would it impose on your time unduly to provide me with a concise explanation of the term protocol?" Nell said.Again Rita made that nervous laugh and looked at Nell with an expression that looked like poorly concealed alarm."
Author: Neal Stephenson
21. "I like films that are well-written and concise and with not a lot of room for improvisation."
Author: Patrice Leconte
22. "Why don't you just spit it out?" she said sharply. "Just say what I know you're dying to say—‘Eena, I told you so!'" "All I'm trying to say is that if you hadn't used those powers in the first place, Gemdorin would never have known about them, the dragon's heart would never have been uncovered, and consequently you would never have had to abuse those powers to defeat him. Then we wouldn't be in this predicament right now." She summed it up for him concisely. "In other words, ‘I told you so!'"
Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
23. "In all pointed sentences, some degree of accuracy must be sacrificed to conciseness."(On the Bravery of the English Common Soldiers)"
Author: Samuel Johnson
24. "Nicely put," I said. "And all in less than two minutes.""Conciseness is underrated," she said easily."
Author: Sarah Dessen
25. "He wasn't the type for displays of affection, either verbal or not. He was disgusted by couples that made out in the hallways between classes, and got annoyed at even the slightest sappy moments in movies. But I knew he cared about me: he just conveyed it more subtly, as concise with expressing this emotion as he was with everything else. It was in the way he'd put his hand on the small of my back, for instance, or how he'd smile at me when I said something that surprised him. Once I might have wanted more, but I'd come around to his way of thinking in the time we'd been together. And we were together, all the time. So he didn't have to prove how he felt about me. Like so much else, I should just know."
Author: Sarah Dessen
26. "Conciseness is underrated"
Author: Sarah Dessen
27. "I do not love; I do not love anybody except myself. That is a rather shocking thing to admit. I have none of the selfless love of my mother. I have none of the plodding, practical love. . . . . I am, to be blunt and concise, in love only with myself, my puny being with its small inadequate breasts and meager, thin talents. I am capable of affection for those who reflect my own world."
Author: Sylvia Plath
28. "God has stated in clear and concise language how He created the universe and we ought not to doubt His Word."
Author: Walter Lang
29. "Vigorous writing is concise."
Author: William Strunk Jr.
30. "Cinema is incredibly concise."
Author: Yann Martel

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Those whose acquaintance with scientific research is derived chiefly from its practical results easily develop a completely false notion of the mentality of the men who, surrounded by a skeptical world, have shown the way to kindred spirits scattered wide through the world and through the centuries. Only one who has devoted his life to similar ends can have a vivid realization of what has inspired these men and given them the strength to remain true to their purpose in spite of countless failures. It is cosmic religious feeling that gives a man such strength. A contemporary has said, not unjustly, that in this materialistic age of ours the serious scientific workers are the only profoundly religious people."
Author: Albert Einstein

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