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1. "Onszelf beschouwen als het middelpunt van het heelal, de huidige tijd als het hoogtepunt van de geschiedenis en onze geplande vergaderingen als gebeurtenissen van het grootst mogelijke gewicht, voorbijgaan aan de lessen die begraafplaatsen ons leren, slechts nu en dan een boek lezen, de druk van deadlines voelen, tegen collega's snauwen, ons door conferentieroosters heen werken met vermeldingen als:'11.00 uur tot 11.15 uur: koffiepauze', ons inhalig en zonder scrupules gedragen en ten slotte opbranden in de strijd - misschien is dit alles uiteindelijk de wijsheid die ons werk ons te bieden heeft."
Author: Alain De Botton
2. "...dat ook het meest sluitende systeem en het meest universele rationalisme ten slotte altijd stoot op het irrationele van het menselijk denken. Geen enkele ironische evidentie, geen enkele belachelijke tegenspraak, die de rede in diskrediet brengt, ontgaat hem. Slechts één ding interesseert hem en wel de uitzondering, of deze nu door de geschiedenis van het hart of van de geest voorkomt.[...] Hij stelt om te beginnen vast dat er geen absolute waarheid bestaat..."
Author: Albert Camus
3. "One entered the world, Denis pursued, having ready-made ideas about everything. One had a philosophy and tried to make life fit into it. One should have lived first and then made one's philosophy to fit life...Life, facts, things were horribly complicated; ideas, even the most difficult of them, deceptively simple. In the world of ideas, everything was clear; in life all was obscure, embroiled. Was it surprising that one was miserable, horribly unhappy?"
Author: Aldous Huxley
4. "In the visitor's book at Crome Ivor had left, according to his invariable custom in these cases, a poem. He had improvised it magisterially in the ten minutes preceding his departure. Denis and Mr. Scogan strolled back together from the gates of the courtyard, whence they had bidden their last farewells; on the writing-table in the hall they found the visitor's book, open, and Ivor's composition scarcely dry. Mr. Scogan read it aloud:"
Author: Aldous Huxley
5. "With the ferrule of his walking-stick Denis began to scratch the boar's long bristly back. The animal moved a little so as to bring himself within easier range of the instrument that evoked in him such delicious sensations; then he stood stock still, softly grunting his contentment. The mud of years flaked off his sides in a grey powdery scurf. "What a pleasure it is," said Denis, "to do somebody a kindness. I believe I enjoy scratching this pig quite as much as he enjoys being scratched. If only one could always be kind with so little expense or trouble..."
Author: Aldous Huxley
6. "After the great Impressionists, and again after Van Gogh and Gaugin, people said, 'Painting is now played out.' But Bonnard, Maurice Denis, Roussel and Vuillard appeared and gave them the lie. 'We were wrong,' said the croakers, 'but this at any rate is the end.' Yet to refute them, and to prove that there is no end to art, still another generation of painters sprang up."
Author: Ambroise Vollard
7. "Not that I was incapable of friendship. 'Don't be shy', the teachers coaxed. I was not shy, only extremely choosy. And Denise shone like a diamond. If you had to ask me to define paradise, I would have said a desert island which Denise could visit, on a boat."
Author: Anneli Rufus
8. "I didn't so much choose the film as director Claire Denis chose me."
Author: Beatrice Dalle
9. "On the theft of his material by Denis Leary: "I have a scoop for you. I stole his act. I camouflaged it with punchlines, and to really throw people off, I did it before he did."
Author: Bill Hicks
10. "Wow, that was a really good sleep. I feel great. Hmm, that sounds like someone on the radio; maybe I'm still dreaming. Weird—the guy sounds a bit like Denis. Wait a sec. That is Denis. What's going on? Am I in an airplane?"
Author: Chris Hadfield
11. "Since I speak and write about this a good deal, I am often asked at public meetings, in what sometimes seems to me a rather prurient way, whether I myself or my family have 'ever been threatened' by jihadists. My answer is that yes, I have, and so has everyone else in the audience, if they have paid enough attention to the relevant bin-Ladenist broadcasts to notice the fact."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
12. "My real mom died when I was born—hemorrhaged to death while giving birth tome, which has never been one of my favorite memories—and Dad married Denise before I'd turned a year. Without even asking my opinion on thematter. Denise and I never really clicked."
Author: Darynda Jones
13. "This, I believe, is when the holy relics at St Denis are usually taken down and exposed, bu all right-minded people, against fiends, bogles and your friend Mr Crawford."
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
14. "I'd say I'm a pretty intense person. I'm definitely not my Denise character on 'Scrubs,' nor my Jane character on 'Happy Endings,' but I'm a mix of the two. I really feel that I'm kind of every character that I've ever played; it's just a part of me. And I am a bit of a control freak like Jane. I'm very, perhaps, obsessive like that."
Author: Eliza Coupe
15. "Mais il avait oublié l'inventaire, il ne voyait pas son empire, ces magasins crevant de richesses. Tout avait disparu, les victoires bruyantes d'hier, la fortune colossale de demain. D'un regard désespéré, il suivait Denise, et quand elle eut passé la porte, il n'y eut plus rien, la maison devint noire."
Author: Émile Zola
16. "I love Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. I also love more cerebral poets like H.D. and Emily Dickinson. My parents subscribed to a monthly poetry periodical, and as a teenager I was introduced to Denise Levertov, who was an influence."
Author: Francesca Lia Block
17. "Wingate sighs thoughtfully. "Hard to say. He's not static. He began with almost pure Impressionism, which is dead. Anyone can do it. But the vision was there. Between the fifth and twelfth paintings, he began to evolve something much more fascinating. Are you familiar with the Nabis?"The what?"Nabis. It means 'prophets.' Bonnard, Denis, Vuillard?"What I know about art wouldn't fill a postcard."Don't blame yourself. That's the American educational system. They simply don't teach it. Not unless you beg for it. Not even in university."
Author: Greg Iles
18. "Eens heb ik gemeend dat menselijk zijn het hoogste doel was dat een mens kon nastreven, maar nu zie ik in dat dit bedoeld was om me vernietigen. Nu ga ik er trots op te zeggen dat ik onmenselijk ben, dat ik niet tot mensen en regeringen behoor, dat ik niets met geloofsbelijdenissen en principes te maken heb. Ik heb niets uitstaande met de krakende machine der mensheid - ik behoor tot de aarde!"
Author: Henry Miller
19. "Ik dacht aan de hoeveelheid mensen, aan de aantallen, niet eens in termen van overbevolking, of vervuiling, en of er straks voor iedereen nog wel genoeg te eten zou zijn, maar de hoeveelheid op zich. Of drie miljoen of zes miljard een bepaald doel diende. Wanneer dit punt eenmaal was bereikt, begonnen zich de eerste gevoelens van onbehagen aan te dienen. Er zijn niet noodzakelijk te veel mensen, dacht ik, maar er zijn er wel veel. Ik dacht aan de leerlingen in mijn klaslokaal. Allemaal moesten ze iets: ze moesten het leven in, ze moesten het leven door. Terwijl één uur al heel lang kan zijn. Er moest werk worden gevonden en er moesten echtparen worden gevormd. Er zouden kinderen komen, en ook die kinderen zouden op school geschiedenisles krijgen, zij het niet meer van mij. Vanaf een bepaalde hoogte zag je alleen nog de aanwezigheid van mensen, niet langer de mensen zelf. Hier kreeg ik het benauwd."
Author: Herman Koch
20. "She was grinning and she should have been pretty when she grinned. She had good white teeth and a lovely, delicate mouth. But something always went wrong with Denise's smile. There was always something manic in it."
Author: Jack Ketchum
21. "Her name is Denise, and she has green eyes and red hair. Well, this week. Last week her hair was dyed blonde, and she had blue eyes. Or maybe that was a different woman. I don't know. All I know is that she is my soul mate."
Author: Jarod Kintz
22. "Don't you even think of holding back, or I'll...I'll tell Spade you let me get away from you," she improvised."And that I got mugged," she added for good measure.Cries of "Mon Dieu!" and "That's not fair!" echoed immediately from the two vampires."I'm a crazy human female, you know I'll do it," Denise warned them"
Author: Jeaniene Frost
23. "A vibrator can last all night, too, vampire! - Denise"
Author: Jeaniene Frost
24. "When you snatch little pieces of other people's lives and try to palm them off as your own, that's more disgusting than anything. Robin Williams is a huge thief. Denis Leary is a huge thief. His whole stand-up career is based on Bill Hicks, a brilliant guy who died years ago."
Author: Joe Rogan
25. "For the next two hours Denise mainly paid attention to her hand, which she'd laid on the sofa cushion within easy reach of Robin's. The hand wasn't comfortable there, it wanted to be retracted, but she didn't want to give up hard-won territory.When the movie ended they watched TV, and then they were silent for an impossibly long time, five minutes or a year, and still Robin didn't take the warm, five-fingered bait. Denise would have welcomed some pushy male sexuality right around now."
Author: Jonathan Franzen
26. "There came a time, however, when death ceased to be the enforcer of finitude and began to look, instead, like the last opportunity for radical transformation, the only plausible portal to the infinite.But to be seen as the finite carcass in a sea of blood and bone chips and gray matter-- to inflict that version of himself on other people-- was a violation of privacy so profound it seemed it would outlive him.He was also afraid that it might hurt.And there was a very important question that he still wanted answered. His children were coming, Gary and Denise and maybe even Chip, his intellectual son. It was possible that Chip, if he came, could answer the very important question.And the question was:The question was:"
Author: Jonathan Franzen
27. "I'm sorry I'm so pathetic," he thought, and then realized he had also said it.Beth laughed, so lightly and so kindly that Denis felt it in his chest, not his stomach.Can I tell you a secret?"Yes, tell me all your secrets Denis kept to himself.Beth leaned in, whispered: "All boys are pathetic."
Author: Larry Doyle
28. "Behind the sullen girl sat Denis Cooverman, sweating: along the cap of his mortarboard, trickling behind his ears and rippling down his forehead; around his nostrils and in that groove below his nose (which Denis would be quick to identify as the philtrum...); from his palms, behind his knees, inside his elbows, between his toes and from many locations not typically associated with perpiratory activity; squirting out his nipples, spewing from his navel, coursing between his buttocks and forming a tiny lake that gently lapped at his genitals; from under his arms, naturally, in two varietals--hot and sticky,a nd cold and terrified."
Author: Larry Doyle
29. "Denis could think of no logical reason why he should not attempt to mate with Beth Cooper.There were no laws explicitly against it.They were of the same species, and had complementary sex organs, most likely, based on extensive mental modeling Denis had done."
Author: Larry Doyle
30. "De geschiedenis van een mensenziel , zelfs van de allergeringste, is haast belangwekkender en leerrijker dan de geschiedenis van een geheel volk, vooral wanneer zij het resultaat is van een heldere geest, en wanneer zij geschreven is zonder ijdele wens bewondering en sympathie op te wekken."
Author: Mikhail Lermontov
31. "Charlie Sheen is who again? Denise is engaged?"
Author: Neil Patrick Harris
32. "Una vez, hablándole de su propia experiencia, Denis le había dicho que los primeros contactos son siempre los mismos, como las aperturas del ajedrez. No es preciso inventar nada, porque ambos buscan lo mismo."
Author: Paolo Giordano
33. "Numbers are everywhere," said Denis. "They're always the same, aren't they?" "Yes." "But Alice is only here." "Yes." "So you've already made up your mind."
Author: Paolo Giordano
34. "Then my hostess said, "Oh, Denis (as my name was before I dyed it) never plays the part of a man."
Author: Quentin Crisp
35. "Bull. Shit. You want to get busy with him. You want to climb him like a cat on a curtain," Denise said with undisguised relish."
Author: Sarah Mayberry
36. "Three Denises wobbled in front of her, all of them watching her with fond concern. "You're a sweetie. I appreciate you cheering me on from the sidelines. But I think I need to go to the bathroom now and throw up."
Author: Sarah Mayberry
37. "The drone that even according to the police indeed did fly over Seine-Saint-Denis last July 14th is a picture of the future in much more straightforward colors than all the hazy images we get from the humanists. That they took the time to clarify that it was not armed shows pretty clearly the kind of road we're headed down."
Author: The Invisible Committee
38. "While a battle still entirely political was preparing in this same place which had already seen so many revolutionary events, while the youth, the secret associations, the schools in the name of principles, and the middle class in the name of interests, were moving in to dash against each other, to grapple and overthrow each other, while each was hurrying and calling the final and decisive hour of the crisis, far off and outside that fatal sector, in the deepest of the unfathomable caverns of that miserable old Paris, the gloomy voice of the people was heard deeply growling. A fearful, sacred voice, composed of the roaring brute and the speech of God, which terrifies the feeble and warns the wise, which comes at the same time from below like the voice of a lion and from above like the voice of thunder. Page 1123 Saint-Denis Chapter 13 part II"
Author: Victor Hugo

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