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1. "On the way from the Renaissance to our days we have enriched our experience, but we have lost the concept of a Supreme Complete Entity which used to restrain our passions and our irresponsibility. We have placed too much hope in political and social reforms, only to find out that we were being deprived of our most precious possession: our spiritual life. In the East, it is destroyed by the dealings and machinations of the ruling party. In the West, commercial interests tend to suffocate it. This is the real crisis."
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
2. "I now think that was distanced me from Tricia and from the Rape Crisis Center was their use of generalities. I did not want to be one of a group or compared with others. It somehow blindsided my sense that I was going to survive. Tricia prepared me for failure by saying that it would be okay if I failed. She did this by showing me that the odds out there were against me. But what she told me, I didn't want to hear. In the face of dismal statistics regarding arrest, prosecution, and even full recovery for the victim, I saw no choice but to ignore the statistics. I needed what gave me hope, like being assigned a female assistant district attorney, not the news that the number of rape prosecutions in Syracuse for that calendar year had been nil."
Author: Alice Sebold
3. "He sat on his bed watching Willa straighten her hair. We may have been in crisis mode, but that didn't mean her hair had to look like it."
Author: Amanda Hocking
4. "Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out."
Author: Anton Chekhov
5. "Democratic elections alone do not remedy the crisis of confidence in government. Moreover, there is no viable justification for a democratic system in which public participation is limited to voting."
Author: Beth Simone Noveck
6. "Address the solvable first, instructs the father by way of teaching his son crisis management. That way, he counsels, there is less distraction to tackle more daunting issues."
Author: Brian Herbert
7. "The present convergence of crises––in money, energy, education, health, water, soil, climate, politics, the environment, and more––is a birth crisis, expelling us from the old world into a new."
Author: Charles Eisenstein
8. "Charlie Asher: I accidently shagged a monk last night.Minty Fresh: Sometimes, in times of crisis, that shit cannot be avoided."
Author: Christopher Moore
9. "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."
Author: Dante Alighieri
10. "The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in time of great moral crisis,maintain their neutrality."- Dante Alighieri,philosopher/poet"
Author: Dante Alighieri
11. "In all honesty, we all want our fantasy selves to be the best people. We all think in a time of crisis, we will react heroically and with humanity."
Author: David Morrissey
12. "No, mother; no. She was really keen on Italy. This travel is quite a crisis for her." He found the situation full of whimsical romance: there was something half attractive, half repellent in the thought of this vulgar woman journeying to places he loved and revered. Why should she not be transfigured? The same had happened to the Goths."
Author: E.M. Forster
13. "There is a huge crisis of employment in America, in the Western world in general."
Author: Fareed Zakaria
14. "Britain is a textbook case of how growing inequality leads to economic crisis. The years before the crash were marked by a sharp rise in remortgaging and the growth of 0 percent balance transfer credit cards. By 2008 the UK had the highest ratio of household debt to GDP of any major economy."
Author: Frances O'Grady
15. "Thirty years ago [written 2009], over-regulation, over-taxation, mis-regulation, statism, state corporatism, and economic folly, cosiness and regulatory capture, and a crescent ideological enemy without, who were assisted by enemies – both fifth columnists and useful fools – within, had led to a crisis of confidence in the West, and in all lands that – and amongst all peoples, particularly those who were oppressed in their own lands, who – loved and desired liberty. Of course, thirty years ago, Britain had Margaret Thatcher to turn to."
Author: G.M.W. Wemyss
16. "I could have grabbed his shirt collar. I could have pulled him close to me, so close he could feel my breath on his skin, and I could have said to him, "This is just a crisis. A flash! A single match struck against the implacable darkness of time! You are the one who taught me to never give up. You taught me that new possibilities emerge for those who are prepared, for those who are ready. You have to believe!"
Author: Garth Stein
17. "If youth is the season of hope, it is often so only in the sense that our elders are hopeful about us; for no age is so apt as youth to think its emotions, partings, and resolves are the last of their kind. Each crisis seems final, simply because it is new."
Author: George Eliot
18. "Every great crisis of human history is a pass of Thermopylae, and there is always a Leonidas and his three hundred to die in it, if they can not conquer."
Author: George William Curtis
19. "I think the issue of North Korea is one where the international community as a whole has to work to resolve the crisis."
Author: Helen Clark
20. "One way to express the spiritual crisis of our time is to say that most of us have an address but cannot be found there."
Author: Henri J.M. Nouwen
21. "Therefore, if one were to consider that there was virtually no possibility of success through the US-Japan negotiations, the military and economic pressures would only force Japan into further crisis if time were allowed to pass in vain."
Author: Hideki Tojo
22. "In moments of spiritual crisis we naturally fall back upon what worked for us, or seemed to work, heretofore. Sometimes this shows up through the reassertion of our old values in belligerent, testy ways. Regression of any kind is just such a return to old presumptions, often after they have been shown to be insufficient for the complexity of larger questions. The virtue of the old presumptions is that they once worked, or seemed to work, and therein lies if not certainty, then nostalgia for a previous, presumptive security. In our private lives, we frequently fall back upon our old roles."
Author: James Hollis
23. "A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action."
Author: Jawaharlal Nehru
24. "The first sign of whether Obama is serious about confronting the climate crisis will be revealed by how he organizes the White House."
Author: Jeff Goodell
25. "Given the choice, a yeast cell's ideal state is to be diploid. But if it's in an environment with a lack of nutrients, you know what happens?The diploids break into haploids again. Solitary little haploids. Because, in a crisis, it's easier to survive as a single cell."
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
26. "There is no better illustration of that crisis than the fact that the president is openly violating our nation's laws by authorizing the NSA to engage in warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens."
Author: John Conyers
27. "You'll notice that the Intrepid's inertial dampeners don't work as well in crisis situations, Dahl remembered Jenkins telling them. The ship could do hairpin turns and loop-de-loops any other time and you'd never notice. But whenever there's a dramatic event, there goes your footing."
Author: John Scalzi
28. "A crisis creates the opportunity to dip deep into the reservoirs of our very being, to rise to levels of confidence, strength, and resolve that otherwise we didn't think we possessed."
Author: Jon M. Huntsman Sr.
29. "I hope to have more time to think, to look at the sky, dealing with less crisis management, to learn another language, to travel."
Author: Juliet Stevenson
30. "The average ordinary citizen can do a lot of different things when it comes to the climate crisis."
Author: Lawrence Bender
31. "At a time of multiple calamities in the world, we cannot allow the loss of essential antimicrobials, essential cures for many millions of people, to become the next global crisis."
Author: Margaret Chan
32. "Never waste a crisis."
Author: Mark Rutte
33. "Facebook is really about communicating and telling stories... We think that people can really help spread awareness of organ donation and that they want to participate in this to their friends. And that can be a big part of helping solve the crisis that's out there."
Author: Mark Zuckerberg
34. "How often have we ourselves said or have heard others exclaim in times of crisis or trouble, ‘I just don't know where to turn'? If we will just use it, there is a gift available to all of us—the gift of looking to God for direction. Here is an avenue of strength, comfort, and guidance."
Author: Marvin J. Ashton
35. "The cross is a crisis point for all societies which seek to produce me in and women of quiescence, men and women who are trained to give unquestioning, uncritical obedience to worldly powers and not to Christ."
Author: Megan McKenna
36. "We do not influence the course of events by persuading people that we are right when we make what they regard as radical proposals. Rather, we exert influence by keeping options available when something has to be done at a time of crisis."
Author: Milton Friedman
37. "New Age environmentalism and conventional environmentalism that place limits on serious, in-depth ecological thinking have been increasingly replaced by social ecology that explores the economic and institutional factors that enter into the environmental crisis."
Author: Murray Bookchin
38. "It wouldn't be practical to have sections called "Dog Stories", "Horse Stories", "Mid-life Crisis and Adultery", "Writers and Artists Struggling to Discover Themselves", "People in Past Eras Who Think and Talk Just Like Modern Americans", and "Reminiscences of Childhoods in Which Nothing Happened", even though these are all fairly popular themes for fiction."
Author: Orson Scott Card
39. "It was only with the crisis that debt soared.Yet many Europeans in key positions - especially politicians and officials in Germany, but also the leadership of the European Central Bank and opinion leaders throughout the world of finance and banking - are deeply committed to the Big Delusion, and no amount of contrary evidence will shake them. As a result, the problem of dealing with the crisis is often couched in moral terms: nations are in trouble because they have sinned, and they must redeem themselves through suffering.And that's a very bad way to approach the actual problems Europe faces."
Author: Paul Krugman
40. "I believed that our own public would keep this in mind even in this serious crisis, and stand firm if only we at the front continued to stand firm too."
Author: Paul Von Hindenburg
41. "I find it inconceivable that we're meeting for five and a half days, and there isn't one moment on the agenda to deal with the greatest crisis we've ever had in the church since 1789."
Author: Roger Mahony
42. "What's a doctor, after all? A legitimized voyeur, a stranger whom we permit to poke fingers and even hands into places where we would not permit most people to insert so much as a finger-tip, who gazes on what we take most trouble to hide; a sitter-at-bedsides, an outsider admitted to our most intimate moments (birth, death...), anonymous; a minor character, yet also, paradoxically, central,especially at the crisis..."
Author: Salman Rushdie
43. "The completely solitary self: that's where poetry comes from, and it gets isolated by crisis, and those crises are often very intimate also."
Author: Seamus Heaney
44. "Those who did better were those who didn't wait idly for help to arrive. In the end, with systems crashing and failing, what mattered most and had the greatest immediate effects were the actions and decisions made in the midst of a crisis by individuals."
Author: Sheri Fink
45. "There isn't a more important issue in the world than global warming. Even the Cold War and the Bay of Pigs crisis were a notional threat."
Author: Simon Beaufoy
46. "Toda mi familia se crece con la presión. Es como el lema familiar, o algo así. Con la excepción de mi hermano Peter, desde luego, que sufrió una crisis nerviosa. Pero a los demás nos sienta de maravilla, en serio."
Author: Sophie Kinsella
47. "I believe it is essential for our planetary future to develop tools that can change the consciousness which has created the crisis that we are in."
Author: Stanislav Grof
48. "The celebrated opening image of 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' is another case in point:Let us go then, you and I,When the evening is spread out against the skyLike a patient etherised upon a table...How, the reader wonders, can the evening look like an anaesthetised body? Yet the point surely lies as much in the force of this bizarre image as in its meaning. We are in a modern world in which settled correspondences or traditional affinities between things have broken down. In the arbitrary flux of modern experience, the whole idea of representation - of on thing predictably standing for another - has been plunged into crisis; and this strikingly dislocated image, one which more or less ushers in 'modern' poetry with a rebellious flourish, is a symptom of this bleak condition."
Author: Terry Eagleton
49. "It is curious how, at every crisis, some phrase which does not fit insists upon coming to the rescue"
Author: Virginia Woolf
50. "War is an episode, a crisis, a fever the purpose of which is to rid the body of fever. So the purpose of a war is to end the war."
Author: William Faulkner

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Pues bien - prosiguió don Emilio -, el amante sería el observador, de modo que sólo cuando una mujer está conmigo puedo decir que existe, ya sea en forma de onda, ya sea como corpúsculo. Todo amor es entonces un amor adúltero, y todo amor adúltero es un gato de Schrödinger que no está muerto ni vivo en tanto no poseamos a la mujer. Cuando no está en nuestros brazos, la amada desaparece, amigo mío. Es inútil seguirla o perseguirla, nadie puede ser onda y corpúsculo al mismo tiempo. Los pensamientos circulares, las obsesiones, las escenas de celos son inútiles. Como ve, la mecánica cuántica está a favor de un conocido aserto popular: "Ojos que no ven, corazón que no siente". Si el hombre fuese humilde y aceptara regirse por los mismos principios que sus átomos, no volvería a sufrir a causa de la infidelidad"
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