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1. "Passion has helped us; but can do so no more. It will in future be our enemy. Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason, must furnish all the materials for our future support and defence."
Author: Abraham Lincoln
2. "If Broadway was a river running from the top of Manhattan down to the Battery, undulating with traffic and commerce and lights, then the east-west streets were eddies where, leaf-like, one could turn slow circles from the beginning to the ever shall be, world without end."
Author: Amor Towles
3. "If creative fiction writing is a process of translating an abstraction into the concrete, there are three possible grades of such writing: translating an old (known) abstraction (theme or thesis) through the medium of old fiction means (that is, characters, events or situations used before for that same purpose, that same translation) -- this is most of the popular trash; translating an old abstraction through new, original fiction means -- this is most of the good literature; creating a new, original abstraction and translating it through new, original means. This, as far as I know, is only me -- my kind of fiction writing."
Author: Ayn Rand
4. "?All my stupid little thoughts beget stupid little thoughts, rampantly speculating every possible outcome of every possible situation until they're all done to death and none of them could ever be true."
Author: Bryan Lee O'Malley
5. "[Speculating thoughts after an interview with A. A. Milne] The main point was that Mr. Milne took his writing very seriously, "even though I was taking it into the nursery," as he put it. There was no question of tossing off something that was good enough for the kiddies. He was writing first to please and satisfy himself. After that he wanted to please his wife. He depended utterly upon doing this. Without her encouragement, her delight and her laughter he couldn't have gone on. With it who cared what the critics wrote or how few copies Methuens sold? Then he hoped to please his boy. This came third, not first, as so many people supposed."
Author: Christopher Milne
6. "God's law is 'right reason.' When perfectly understood it is called 'wisdom.' When applied by government in regulating human relations it is called 'justice."
Author: Cicero
7. "Computers do the calculating to allow people to transform the world."
Author: Conrad Wolfram
8. "Suttree surfaced from these fevered deeps to hear a maudlin voice chant latin by his bedside, what medieval ghost come to usurp his fallen corporeality. An oiled thumball redolent of lime and sage pondered his shuttered lids.Miserere mei, Deus ...His ears anointed, his lips ... omnis maligna discordia ... Bechrismed with scented oils he lay boneless in a cold euphoria. Japheth when you left your father's house the birds had flown. You were not prepared for such weathers. You'd spoke too lightly of the winter in your father's heart. We saw you in the streets. Sad."
Author: Cormac McCarthy
9. "I feel so much pride to represent my community and be Latino. No doubt about it, above my career and sales being a Latino comes first."
Author: Daddy Yankee
10. "I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people."
Author: Dan Quayle
11. "...Come on let's see the degree." Katherine unrolled her scroll displaying a long declaration in Latin affixed with a red seal proclaiming her a Master of Art. "Imagine working for years to obtain a piece of paper we can hardly read " Katherine joked. "And to officially declare you have talent " Suzy returned."
Author: E.A. Bucchianeri
12. "She had pronounced the words "New Books" with caution and regret, articulating them reluctantly, as if they were vulgar, even obscene words. As I listened to her, I realised that that it was indeed a commercial term, used to designate an item in fashion, but inappropriate to define a literary work; I also realised that to her eyes I was nothing but an author of ‘New Books' a supplier in a way. "But novels by Daudet or Maupassant - weren't they ‘New Books' when they came out?" I asked."Time has given them their place", she replied, as though I had just said something insolent."
Author: Éric Emmanuel Schmitt
13. "Este o crima, o rusine pentru fiecare om sa stie ca exista pe lume doua sute cincizeci de milioane de copii exploatati. Obligati sa munceasca de la cinci-sase ani, in locuri insalubre, sa presteze zile de munca istovitoare pentru cativa banuti cand au noroc, deoarece multi copii lucreaza in stare de sclavie sau semisclavie, fara protectie legala sau medicala. Aceste milioane de copii analfabeti, mai slabi si mai scunzi decat copiii nostri care merg la scoala, sufera de boli infectioase, rani, amputari si umilinte de toate felurile. Ii intalnim atat in marile orase ale lumii, cat si in tarile cele mai sarace. In America Latina exista cincisprezece milioane de copii exploatati."
Author: Ernesto Sabato
14. "What I secretly longed for was to disentangle myself of all those lives which had woven themselves into the pattern of my own life and were making my destiny a part of theirs. To shake myself free of these accumulating experiences which were mine only by force of inertia required a violent effort. Now and then I lunged and tore at the net, but only to become more enmeshed. My liberation seemed to involve pain and suffering to those near and dear to me. Every move I made for my own private good brought about reproach and condemnation. I was a traitor a thousand times over."
Author: Henry Miller
15. "Is there no Latin word for Tea? Upon my soul, if I had known that I would have let the vulgar stuff alone."
Author: Hilaire Belloc
16. "He looks around at his guests. All are prepared. A Latin grace; English would be his choice, but he will suit his company. Who cross themselves ostentatiously, in papist style. Who look at him, expectant. He shouts for the waiters. The doors burst open. Sweating men heave the platters to the table. It seems the meat is fresh, in fact not slaughtered yet. It is just a minor breach of etiquette. The company must sit and salivate. The Boleyns are laid at his hand to be carved."
Author: Hilary Mantel
17. "Going back into the history of a word, very often into Latin, we come back pretty commonly to pictures or models of how things happen or are done."
Author: J. L. Austin
18. "Now a door slams. The kids have rushed out for the last play, the mothers are planning and slamming in kitchens, you can hear it out in swish leaf orchards, on popcorn swings, in the million-foliaged sweet wafted night of sighs, songs, shushes. A thousand things up and down the street, deep, lovely, dangerous, aureating, breathing, throbbing like stars; a whistle, a faint yell; the flow of lowell over rooftops beyond; the bark on the river, the wild goose of the night yakking, ducking in the sand and sparkle; the ululating lap and purl and lovely mystery on the shore, dark, always dark the river's cunning unseen lips murmuring kisses, eating night, stealing sand, sneaky."
Author: Jack Kerouac
19. "When you put something out there into the world, there's all these words you don't want to hear, that you hope people don't say. I don't like anything that starts with 're' - like retro, reinvent, recreate - I hate that. It's always like living in the past - copying, emulating."
Author: Jack White
20. "Curitiba is not a paradise. We have all the problems that most Latin American cities have. We have slums. We have the same difficulties, but the big difference is the respect given by people due to the quality of the services which are provided."
Author: Jaime Lerner
21. "No one can play a game alone. One cannot be human by oneself. There is no selfhood where there is no community. We do not relate to others as the persons we are; we are who we are in relating to others. Simultaneously the others with whom we are in relation are themselves in relation. We cannot relate to anyone who is not also relating to us. Our social existence has, therefore, an inescapably fluid character... this ceaseless change does not mean discontinuity; rather change is itself the very basis of our continuity as persons."
Author: James P. Carse
22. "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
23. "The city defeated him. It refused to be bent into shape; it stayed a willful, sprawling, sinful place. It even told him as much. When he walked through the gutted wreck of old Saint Paul's, he tripped and fell over a piece of rubble -- a tombstone. When he got to his feet and dusted himself down he saw that it read, in Latin, 'Resurgam' -- 'I Will Rise Again."
Author: Jonathan Barnes
24. "It has a sound and rational circulating medium, a real and definite representative of wealth."
Author: Josiah Warren
25. "A tour is the most intense, stimulating way to hear music; it's the best form to receive it. There's genuine excitement from people. I feel like we've stepped up a level."
Author: Julian Casablancas
26. "Enemies are so stimulating."
Author: Katharine Hepburn
27. "His eyes remained on Isobel as he began a slow backward walk. He was doing it again, speaking to her with his eyes. She remained trapped in his stare, trying to hear him, to read the underlying message. Finally his gaze broke from hers and he turned away, walking off through the cafeteria doors.There was a pause before Gwen spoke."Let me guess," she said. "Right now, you're trying to decide if that was hot or annoying." She paused, as though formulating her own opinion.... "It was so totally hot."
Author: Kelly Creagh
28. "I gestured my frustration. "I don't know. She's much better already. She wasn't talking half an hour ago.Look at her now."We all turned, finding Ceri sobbing quietly and drinking her tea in small reverent sips as the pixy girlshovered over her. Three were plating her long, fair hair and another was singing to her.Okay," I said as we turned back. "Bad example."
Author: Kim Harrison
29. "I love doing different things where, for a little while, I can focus on standup then sketch writing, then performing, then directing a video. That, to me, is stimulating."
Author: Kyle Dunnigan
30. "Not to forgive is to be imprisoned by the past, by old grievances that do not permit life to proceed with new business. Not to forgive is to yield oneself to another's control... to be locked into a sequence of act and response, of outrage and revenge, tit for tat, escalating always. The present is endlessly overwhelmed and devoured by the past. Forgiveness frees the forgiver. It extracts the forgiver from someone else's nightmare."
Author: Lance Morrow
31. "Nothing could quiet a happy crowd of kids like Mr. Holgren's unannounced appearance -- he loved superintending; he was made for it. So when he marched in that morning with a determined look on his face, we froze. Boys and girls recognize sinister as handily as dogs do. Here it was. My best guess now is he'd got it in his head to try "relating" to us -- but when he produced a paper pilgrim's hat from behind his back and put it on his own head, I think we all nearly bolted."
Author: Leif Enger
32. "Knowledge is like money: to be of value it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and, hopefully, in value."
Author: Louis L'Amour
33. "That is the greatest sin of all. You can make money under the table and move ahead, but you are forbidden to make secretaries under the sheets. He has dumped several party members for violating his personal moral standards. If something is leaked to the press, the bigmouth will be tracked down and punished. Scandals aren't public scandals if you get there before you enemies do."
Author: Mike Royko
34. "I will set aside the point that I see no special heroism in accumulating money, particularly if, in addition, the person is foolish enough to not even try to derive any tangible benefit from the wealth (aside from the pleasure of regularly counting the beans)."
Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
35. "That, apparentlu, was what happened when one fell in love. One's brains were sucked away, or turned gelatinous."
Author: Patricia Cabot
36. "The man Of virtuous soul commands not, nor obeys:Power, like a desolating pestilence,Pollutes whate'er it touches, and obedience,Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth,Makes slaves of men, and, of the human frame,A mechanised automaton."
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
37. "It is to TV that I owe my freedom from bondage of the Latin lover roles. Television came along and gave me parts to chew on. It gave me wings as an actor."
Author: Ricardo Montalban
38. "Sydney: I like Latin. It's fun.Eddie: I can't believe you think we're the strange ones."
Author: Richelle Mead
39. "Braccas meas vescimini!"I wasn't sure where the Latin came from. I think it meant 'Eat my pants!"
Author: Rick Riordan
40. "I believe we have to bring Broadway a little Latino flair. We have to keep it alive."
Author: Ricky Martin
41. "Christian monks and nuns were, in effect, the guardians of culture, as they were virtually the only people who could read and write before the fourteenth century. It is interesting therefore that most of the native English culture they preserved is not in Latin, the language of the church, but in Old English, the language of the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes."
Author: Ronald Carter
42. "I think Latin has some logic to it and there was a discipline."
Author: Sanford I. Weill
43. "Didn't you learn anything from my mistakes?" he asks.Shit, when Alex was in the Latino Blood back in Chicago I worshiped him. "You don't want to hear my answer to that."
Author: Simone Elkeles
44. "People in the media, it makes their day when someone they say is a five-star artist goes platinum."
Author: Soulja Boy
45. "Games such as Mass Effect allow the gamer a freedom of decision that can be evilly enlivening or nobly self-congratulating, but these games become uniquely compelling when they force you to the edge of some drawn, real-life line of intellectual or moral obligation that, to your mild astonishment, you find you cannot step across even in what is, essentially, a digital dollhouse for adults. Other mediums may depict the necessary (or foolhardy) breaches of such lines, or their foolhardy (or necessary) protection, but only games actually push you to the line's edge and make you live with the fictional consequences of your choice."
Author: Tom Bissell
46. "Don't just describe an emotion, arouse it, make them experience it, by manipulating the symbol of the emotion, and sometimes we have to come into awareness through the back door."
Author: Tom Wolfe
47. "Here we begin frank speculation. And since we are speculating, we'll use those powerful pseudo-laws, the Principles of Mediocrity and Minimal Assumption."
Author: Vernor Vinge
48. "If what I read doesn't reflect my life - whether I'm gay or Latino or on welfare - doesn't that really mean that my life is not valuable?"
Author: Walter Dean Myers
49. "Bahasa Sansekerta, bagaimanapun kekunaannya, memiliki struktur yang menakjubkan; lebih sempurna daripada bahasa Yunani, lebih luas daripada bahasa Latin dan lebih halus dan berbudaya daripada keduanya, namun memiliki keterkaitan yang lebih erat pada keduanya, baik dalam bentuk akar kata-kata kerja maupun bentuk tatabahasa, yang tak mungkin terjadi hanya secara kebetulan; sangat eratlah keterkaitan ini, sehingga tak ada seorang ahli bahasa yang bisa meneliti ketiganya, tanpa percaya bahwa mereka muncul dari sumber yang sama, yang kemungkinan sudah tidak ada."
Author: William Jones
50. "He was bookish, she was not; he was theoretical, she political. She called a rose a rose. He called it an accumulation of cultural and biological constructions circulating around the mutually attracting binary poles of nature/artifice."
Author: Zadie Smith

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