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1. "Students undergo a conversion in the third year of medical school - not pre-clinical to clinical, but pre-cynical to cynical."
Author: Abraham Verghese
2. "En este mundo cada uno tiene su particular abismo. Mis desgracias o las tuyas son nimias, en el mundo hay cosas mucho peores, cosas que, si nos ocurrieran a nosotros, nos destrozarían y nos matarían al instante. Porque nosotros gozamos de una situación bastante feliz y aventajada. Y no hay que avergonzarse de ello"
Author: Banana Yoshimoto
3. "Al tempo stesso mi chiedo, e cominciai a chiedermelo già allora: ma cosa doveva e deve farsene, la mia generazione di nati dopo, delle informazioni sulle atrocità dello sterminio degli ebrei? Noi non dobbiamo pensare di poter comprendere ciò che è incomprensibile, non possiamo comparare ciò che è incomparabile, non possiamo indagare, perché chi indaga sulle atrocità, anche se non le mette in discussione, ne fa comunque un oggetto di comunicazione e non ottiene che qualcosa di fronte a cui può solo ammutolire per l'orrore, la colpa e la vergogna. Dobbiamo solo ammutolire per l'orrore, la colpa e la vergogna? A quale scopo? No, non è che l'ardore della rielaborazione e lo zero di far luce, con cui avevo partecipato seminario, fossero andati perduti durante il dibattimento. Ma che solo pochi venissero condannati e puniti e che noi, la generazione venuta dopo, ci ritrovassimo ammutoliti dall'orrore, dalla colpa e dalla vergogna: era giusto che fosse così?"
Author: Bernhard Schlink
4. "I frequently compose out the entire metric structure of a piece in modified cyclic form, where each cyclic revolution undergoes some form of 'variation' much as if measure lengths were concrete musical 'material.'"
Author: Brian Ferneyhough
5. "Life was a pleasure; he looked back at its moments, many of them as much shrouded in mist as the opposite bank of the Thames; objectively, many of them held only misery, fear, confusion; but afterwards, and even at the time, he had known an exhilaration stronger than the misery, fear, or confusion. A fragment of belief came to him from another epoch: 'Cogito ergo sum'. For him that had not been true; his truth had been, 'Senito ergo sum'. I feel so I exist. He enjoyed this fearful, miserable, confused life, and not only because it made more sense than non-life."
Author: Brian W. Aldiss
6. "And you invented meand I invented youand that's why we don'tget alongon this bedany longer.you were the world'sgreatest inventionuntil youflushed meaway.now it's your turnto wait for the touchof the handle.somebody will do itto you,bitch,and if they don'tyou will - mixed with your owngreen or yellow or whiteor blueor lavendergoodbye."
Author: Charles Bukowski
7. "On one of the nights during my journey I wandered out under the sky which was lit with stars and I believed for a moment that soon these stars would cease to glitter, that the nights of the future would be dark beyond dark, that the world itself would undergo a great change, and then I quickly came to see that the change would happen only to me and to the few who knew me; it would be only we who would look at the sky at night in the future and see the darkness before we saw the glitter. We would see the glittering stars as false and mocking, or as bewildered themselves by the night as we were , as leftover things confined to their place, their shining nothing more than a sort of pleading."
Author: Colm Tóibín
8. "Your body, which is bonding millions of molecules every second, depends on transformation. Breathing and digestion harness transformation. Food and air aren't just shuffled about but, rather, undergo the exact chemical bonding needed to keep you alive. The sugar extracted from an orange travels to the brain and fuels a thought. The emergent property in this case is the newness of the thought; no molecules in the history of the universe ever combined to produce that exact thought."
Author: Deepak Chopra
9. "Her forehead was unlined in the way of the recently embalmed and her smile resembled that of someone undergoing electroshock."
Author: Dennis Lehane
10. "The living language is like a cow-path: it is the creation of the cows themselves, who, having created it, follow it or depart from it according to their whims or their needs. From daily use, the path undergoes change. A cow is under no obligation to stay."
Author: E.B. White
11. "With the years and convulsions of history, the word-as reductionist as the dictionary itself-has undergone absurd metamorphoses. In some countries, they prefer the word "destabilization." Poor" countries no longer exist, just "disadvantaged" or "underprivileged" ones. We say "brainwashing" instead of "propaganda." And now we refer to revolutions in fashion, music and electronics, where ink flows but not blood. The point is profit, not truth"
Author: Elie Wiesel
12. "We speculate as to what is in store for us. But we not only undergo events, we in part cause them or at least influence their course. We have not only to study them but to act."
Author: Emily Greene Balch
13. "No era un he´roe, sino un hombre que se avergonzaba de haber desistido de continuar siendo lo que en su momento habi´a sido: un odiador profundo de la grandeza, de esa obligacio´n de tener que ser alguien en la vida, un odiador del poder. Un amante de los escritores de rostros secretos y de la discrecio´n en la literatura."
Author: Enrique Vila Matas
14. "If you sequence a cancerous tumor, you should be able to tailor the therapy according to the root cause of the cancer. But it has taken so long to do the sequencing - which also requires time to prepare the samples and interpret the deluge of data that comes out - that the patients are already undergoing therapy by the process if over."
Author: Eric Topol
15. "Io mi siedo sulla soglia e immergo il mio sguardo e il mio udito nei colori e nei suoni del paesaggio e canto piano piano, per me soltanto, dei vaghi canti che compongo nell'attesa."
Author: Fernando Pessoa
16. "Maior do que o fracasso eu ergo-me no horizonte de eventos."
Author: Filipe Russo
17. "Credo che molti non sappiano quanto si celi dietro una storia, quante parti non ne siano state raccontate, quanto di più sia accaduto rispetto a quello che leggono nel libro che tengono fra le mani e in cui si immergono. Le storie sono un po' come le lettere. Dopo avere scritto una lettera, quante volte si pensa: «Ah, perchè non ho detto questa cosa?». Scrivendo un libro, si racconta ciò che si ricorda in quel momento, e se si dovesse narrare tutto quello che è davvero successo, non si arriverebbe mai alla fine. Fra le righe di una storia c'è sempre un'altra storia, che non è mai stata ascoltata e può solo essere indovinata da chi ha abbastanza intuizione per farlo. La persona che scrive potrà anche non saperne mai niente, ma a volte lo sa, e vorrebbe poter ricominciare da capo."
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
18. "As long as an individual's alive, he will undergo experience in some form or other, and those experiences are stored up instant by instant. To stop experiencin' is to die."
Author: Haruki Murakami
19. "Belgium thinks that however great the peril which a country might have to undergo under the system which we seek to establish here, that country ought to do its duty."
Author: Henri La Fontaine
20. "Everything in existence undergoes constant change. The things that surround us, even our selves are temporary manifestations of Ki energy."
Author: Ilchi Lee
21. "Thanks to our present surgical methods in physiology we can demonstrate at any time almost all phenomena of digestion without the loss of even a single drop of blood, without a single scream from the animal undergoing the experiment."
Author: Ivan Pavlov
22. "Then it's goodbye, Sangsara for meBesides, girls aren't as good as they lookAnd Samadhi is better than you thinkWhen it starts in hitting your headIn with Buzz of glittergoldHeaven's Angels, wailing, sayingWe've been waiting for you since morning, JackWhy were you so long dallying in the sooty room?This transcendental BrillianceIs the better part (of Nothingness I sing) Okay. Quit. Mad. Stop."
Author: Jack Kerouac
23. "This is what opportunity brings with it. It's the self-determination of man. Every man in the course of his life eternal life undergoes countless changes and has to appear once in this worlds as a thief in certain periods of his activity."
Author: Jaroslav Hašek
24. "These days I must take the world in samll and carefully measured doses. It is a sort of homeopathic cure I am undergoing, though I am not certain what this cure is meant to mend. Perhaps I am learning to live amongst the living again. Practising, I mean. But no, that is not it. Being here is just a way of not being anywhere."
Author: John Banville
25. "R-4 got stuck on the First Law. "Can anyone really protect a human being from all harm whatever?" it thought. "No. It is inevitable that all humans must be injured, contract illnesses and ultimately die. The future can only be averted for humans who are already dead. Ergo..." It took a dozen cops to subdue R-4, after his blood orgy in a department store (83 dead, none injured)."
Author: John Sladek
26. "Nunca se lo había explicado antes, no crea que por deslealtad, pero naturalmente uno no va a ponerse a explicarle a la gente que de cuando en cuando vomita un conejito. Como siempre me ha sucedido estando a solas, guardaba el hecho igual que se guardan tantas constancias de lo que acaece (o hace uno acaecer) en la privacía total. No me lo reproche, Andrée, no me lo reproche. De cuando en cuando me ocurre vomitar un conejito. No es razón para no vivir en cualquier casa, no es razón para que uno tenga que avergonzarse y estar aislado y andar callándose."
Author: Julio Cortázar
27. "Semper ego auditor tantum? numquamne reponamvexatus totiens rauci Theseide Cordi?inpune ergo mihi recitaverit ille togatas,hic elegos? inpune diem consumpserit ingensTelephus aut summi plena iam margine libriscriptus et in tergo necdum finitus Orestes?nota magis nulli domus est sua quam mihi lucusMartis et Aeoliis vicinum rupibus antrumVulcani. Quid agant venti, quas torqueat umbrasAeacus, unde alius furtivae devehat aurumpelliculae, quantas iaculetur Monychus ornos,Frontonis platani convulsaque marmora clamantsemper et adsiduo ruptae lectore columnae:expectes eadem a summo minimoque poeta.et nos ergo manum ferulae subduximus, et nosconsilium dedimus Sullae, privatus ut altumdormiret; stulta est clementia, cum tot ubiquevatibus occurras, periturae parcere chartae.cur tamen hoc potius libeat decurrere campoper quem magnus equos Auruncae flexit alumnus,si vacat ac placidi rationem admittitis, edam."
Author: Juvenal
28. "Names are illusions," he growled. "Nonsensical labels seized upon by people to make them feel better about the intangibility of their puny existences. I am this. I am that," he mocked. "I came from so and so. Ergo I am … whatever the blah-blah you want to claim. Bloody hell, spare me."
Author: Karen Marie Moning
29. "(...) Acho que foi quando percebi o que era a vergonha e também qual era a sua cor. A vergonha não é preta, como a sujidade, como eu sempre pensei que era. A vergonha é da cor de uma farda branca, nova, que a tua mãe engomou toda a noite para poder pagar, ainda branca, sem uma nódoa ou uma pinta de sujidade de trabalho."
Author: Kathryn Stockett
30. "The Tao, when brightest seen, seems light to lack;Who progress in it makes, seems drawing back;Its even way is like a rugged track.Its highest virtue from the vale doth rise;Its greatest beauty seems to offend the eyes;And he has most whose lot the least supplies.Its firmest virtue seems but poor and low;Its solid truth seems change to undergo;Its largest square doth yet no corner showA vessel great, it is the slowest made;Loud is its sound, but never word it said;A semblance great, the shadow of a shade."
Author: Lao Tzu
31. "I'd like to meet the man who decided that people do or don't look Jewish. What the hell does that mean anyway? Is it the American penchant for pinning things down, catergorizing, for pigeonholing people? Whatever it is, it's wrong."
Author: Lauren Bacall
32. "As opposition leader, [Stephen Harper] wrote in the Montreal Gazette in the year before he came to power: 'Information is the lifeblood of a democracy. Without adequate access to key information about government policies and programs, citizens and parliamentarians cannot make informed decisions and incompetent or corrupt governments can be hidden under a cloak of secrecy.'When he became prime minister, his attitude appeared to undergo a shift of considerable proportions. It often took the Conservatives twice as long as previous governments to handle access requests. Sometimes it took six months to a year."
Author: Lawrence Martin
33. "In mysticism, knowledge cannot be separated from a certain way of life which becomes its living manifestation. To acquire mystical knowledge means to undergo a transformation; one could even say that the knowledge is the transformation. Scientific knowledge, on the other hand, can often stay abstract and theoretical. Thus most of today's physicists do not seem to realize the philosophical, cultural and spiritual implications of their theories."
Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
34. "Eros mumbled something."I'm sorry?" said Aphrodite."Whatwouldjesusdo.""What would Jesus do?" said Aphrodite. "Let me tell you something. Jesus was a very good boy. He would do exactly what his mother told him to.""But-""Jesus was supposed to be a god, right?" said Aphrodite. "Ergo, he did revenge. All gods do revenge.""Not exactly. He said you should turn the other-""What else does your Jesus say?" Aphrodite interrupted."I thought you didn't care.""Let me see," said Aphrodite. "I remember. 'Honour thy father and mother'.""One, that wasn't Jesus. And two, it's hard to honour your father when there are so many candidates for who he might be.""That's not very nice," said Aphrodite. "You know who your father is. It's your cousin Ares."[...]"I wish the Virgin Mary was my mother," grumbled Eros eventually."
Author: Marie Phillips
35. "Desço aos infernos, a descer em mim.Mas agora o meu canto não perfuraO coração da morte,À procuraDa sombraDum amor perdido.AgoraÉ o repetidoAcenoDo próprio abismoQue me seduz.É ele, embriaguez nocturna da vontade,Que me obriga a sair da claridadeE a caminhar sem luz.Ergo a voz e mergulhoDentro do poço,Neste moço heroísmoDos poetas,Que enfrentas confiantesO interditoGuardado por gigantes,Cães vigilantesAos portões do mito.E entro finalmenteNo reino tenebrosoDas minhas trvas.Quebra-se a lira,Cessa a melodia;E um medo triste, de vergonha e assombro,Gela-me o sangue, rio sem nascente,Onde o céu, lá no alto, se reflecte,Inútil como a paz que me promete."
Author: Miguel Torga
36. "Well, says Mercy, maybe it's time you started makin up your own mind about things. As far as I'm concerned, stars is just...stars.She tips her head back. She stares at the sky so long, it's almost like she's up there with the stars an the moon an the planets, like she's fergot we're here. I clear my throat. She gives a start. Smiles at us.Of course, she says, there's always a chance I could be wrong."
Author: Moira Young
37. "Possibly, he was in a state of second growth and recovery, and was constantly assimilating nutriment for his spirit and intellect from sights, sounds, and events which passed as a perfect void to persons more practised with the world. As all is activity and vicissitude to the new mind of a child, so might it be, likewise, to a mind that had undergone a kind of new creation, after its longsuspended life."
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
38. "History is direction—but Nature is extension—ergo, everyone gets eaten by a bear."
Author: Oswald Spengler
39. "I also saw that theologically speaking the whole idea of a smacking is not congruent with the teaching revealed in the gospel of Jesus Christ. God sent His Son into the world to save the world so they would not have to suffer for their own sins, but parents today punish their children and make them undergo the horrors of punishment for even the most minor of infractions. The idea of mercy is seemingly not applied at all. When parents' sin, they ask God to forgive them, repent and know they are forgiven. When children sin, they are judged, tried, condemned and punished."
Author: Samuel Martin
40. "Karakter bangsa Indonesia adalah bangsa yang ramah tamah, bergotong royong, tangguh dan santun."
Author: SBYudhoyono
41. "Perinatal phenomena occur in four distinct experiential patterns, which I call the Basic Perinatal Matrices (BPMs). Each of the four matrices is closely related to one of the four consecutive periods of biological delivery. At each of these stages, the baby undergoes experiences that are characterized by specific emotions and physical feelings; each of these stages also seems to be associated with specific symbolic images. These come to represent highly individualized pyschospiritual blueprints that guide the way we experience our lives. They may be reflected in individual and social psychopathology or in religion, art, philosophy, politics, and other areas of life. And, or course, we can gain access to these psychospiritual blueprints through non-ordinary states of consciousness, which allow us to see the guiding forces of our lives much more clearly."
Author: Stanislav Grof
42. "Edward: «Isabella Swan?» Mi guardò da dietro quelle ciglia incredibilmente lunghe, con occhi dorati, dolci e al tempo stesso ardenti. «Prometto di amarti per sempre, ogni singolo giorno, per l'eternità. Mi vuoi sposare?» Avrei voluto dire un sacco di cose, alcune per niente affatto belle, altre vergognosamente sdolcinate e romantiche, che forse nemmeno nei suoi sogni mi aveva mai sentito dire. Eppure, invece di sentirmi in imbarazzo, sussurrai: «Sì»."
Author: Stephenie Meyer
43. "That's the paradox: the only time most people feel alive is when they're suffering, when something overwhelms their ordinary, careful armour, and the naked child is flung out onto the world. That's why the things that are worst to undergo are best to remember. But when that child gets buried away under their adaptive and protective shells—he becomes one of the walking dead, a monster."
Author: Ted Hughes
44. "Egyptians undergo an odd personality change behind the wheel of a car. In every other setting, aggression and impatience are frowned upon. The unofficial Egyptian anthem "Bokra, Insha'allah, Malesh" (Tomorrow, God Willing, Never Mind) isn't just an excuse for laziness. In a society requiring millennial patience, it is also a social code dictating that no one make too much of a fuss about things. But put an Egyptian in the driver's seat and he shows all the calm and consideration of a hooded swordsman delivering Islamic justice."
Author: Tony Horwitz
45. "Even someone as lowly as an assistant U.S. attorney has to undergo a background check, and you're asked a series of very invasive questions, and you're expected to tell the truth and they're under penalty of perjury. And you're asked those questions so you can't be blackmailed or extorted."
Author: Trey Gowdy
46. "The aim to which I have aspired for so many years, my nightly dream, the object of my prayers in heaven, Security- I have gained it. It is God's will. I must do nothing contrary to the will of God. And why is it God's will? That I may carry on what I have begun, that I may do good, that I may be one day a grand and encouraging example, that it may be said that there was finally some little happiness resulting from this suffering which I have undergone and this virtue to which I have returned! It is decided, let the matter alone! Let us not interfere with God!"
Author: Victor Hugo
47. "In this nineteenth century, the religious idea is undergoing a crisis. People are unlearning certain things, and they do well, provided that, while unlearning them they learn this: There is no vacuum in the human heart. Certain demolitions take place, and it is well that they do, but on condition that they are followed by reconstructions.In the meantime, let us study things which are no more. It is necessary to know them, if only for the purpose of avoiding them. The counterfeits of the past assume false names, and gladly call themselves the future. This spectre, this past, is given to falsifying its own passport. Let us inform ourselves of the trap. Let us be on our guard. The past has a visage, superstition, and a mask, hypocrisy. Let us denounce the visage and let us tear off the mask."
Author: Victor Hugo
48. "What will become of us in twenty years' time?" we asked ourselves one evening. Thirty years have passed now. Raymond was guillotined: "Anarchist gangster" (so the newspapers). I came across Jean again in Brussels, a worker and a trade-union organizer, still a fighter for liberty after ten years in jail. Luce has died of tuberculosis, naturally. For my part, I have undergone a little over ten years of various forms of captivity, agitated in seven countries, and written twenty books. I own nothing. On several occasions a Press with a vast circulation has hurled filth at me because I spoke the truth. Behind us lies a victorious revolution gone astray, several abortive attempts at revolution, and massacres in so great a number as to inspire a certain dizziness. And to think that it is not over yet."
Author: Victor Serge
49. "Ze bedzie slawny, o tym wiedziano juz w szkole:Dla wspóluczniów byl wiecej niz zwyklym kolega;Wiec cel sobie wytyczyl i wytezal wole,Mlodziencze lata spedzil w znoju i mozole;"Co z tego? - duch Platona zaspiewal. - Co z tego?"Ksiazki, które napisal, znikaly spod lady,Po ilus latach zdobyl bez trudu wiekszegoDosc pieniedzy, by co dzien móc jadac obiady,I przyjaciól w potrzebie nie skapiacych rady;"Co z tego? - duch Platona zaspiewal. - Co z tego?"Spelnil mu sie nareszcie kazdy sen szczesliwy -Mial zone, córke, syna, dom i ptaków swiergotW ogródku, gdzie mógl sadzic kapuste i sliwy,Wokól siebie - poetów orszak halasliwy;"Co z tego? - duch Platona zaspiewal. - Co z tego?""Spelnilem swe zadanie - pomyslal na starosc. -Zgodnie z dziecinnym planem cale zycie zbieglo;Choc glupcy sie wsciekali, wykazalem staloscI w czyms tam osiagnalem przeciez doskonalosc";Ale duch jeszcze glosniej zaspiewal: "Co z tego?"
Author: W.B. Yeats
50. "Gods have become like us, ergo, we have become like gods. And to you, my unknown planetary readers, we will come to you, to make your life as divinely rational and exact as ours."
Author: Yavgeny Zamyatin We

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