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1. "For of course some sort of general idea they must have, if they were to do their work intelligently-though as little of one, if they were to be good and happy members of society, as possible. For particulars, as every one knows, makes for virtues and happiness;generalities are intellectually necessary evils. Not philosophers, but fret-sawyers and stamp collectors compose the backbone of society."
Author: Aldous Huxley
2. "You might ask if I loved Jonathan for his beauty, and I would answer: that is a pointless question, for his great, uncommon beauty was an irreducible part of the whole. It gave him his quiet confidence­--and his easy, disarming way with the fairer sex. And if his beauty drew my eye from the first, I'll not apologize for it, nor will I apologize for my desire to claim Jonathan for my own. To behold such beauty is to wish to possess it; it's desire that drives every collector. And I was hardly alone. Nearly every person who came to know Jonathan tried to possess him. This was his curse, and the curse of every person who loved him. But it was like being in love with the sun: brilliant and intoxicating to be near, but impossible to keep to oneself. It was hopeless to love him and yet it was hopeless not to."
Author: Alma Katsu
3. "Sin duda cada ser tiene, en el universo de lo escrito, una obra que le convertirá en lector, suponiendo que el destino favorezca su encuentro.Lo que Platón dice de la mitad amorosa, ese otro ser que circula por alguna parte y que conviene encontrar a riesgo de permanecer incompleto hasta el día de tu muerte, es todavía más auténtico en el caso de los libros."
Author: Amélie Nothomb
4. "Uno se hace lector para completar lo inacabado. Para completarse"
Author: Antonio Santa Ana
5. "I wish Rick would be gang-raped by a bunch of Muslim garbage collectors."
Author: Augusten Burroughs
6. "The history of ancient Greece showed that, in a democracy, emotion dominates reason to a greater extent than in any other political system, thus giving freer rein to the passions which sweep a state into war and prevent it getting out—at any point short of the exhaustion and destruction of one or other of the opposing sides. Democracy is a system which puts a brake on preparation for war, aggressive or defensive, but it is not one that conduces to the limitation of warfare or the prospects of a good peace. No political system more easily becomes out of control when passions are aroused. These defects have been multiplied in modern democracies, since their great extension of size and their vast electorate produce a much larger volume of emotional pressure."
Author: B.H. Liddell Hart
7. "Voters must have faith in the electoral process for our democracy to succeed."
Author: Blanche Lincoln
8. "She's a hypnotist collector; you are a walking antique..."
Author: Bob Dylan
9. "Now this is a way to approach our healthcare problems: increase the number of tax collectors and decrease the number of doctors - brilliant!"
Author: Charles Krauthammer
10. "Art collectors are pretty insignificant in the scheme of things. What matters and survives is the art. I buy art that I like. I buy it to show it off in exhibitions. Then, if I feel like it, I sell it and buy more art."
Author: Charles Saatchi
11. "America's demographic shift was obvious to everyone in the 2010 Census - but Republicans stubbornly rejected math, facts, and polls to their electoral peril. While Republicans tailored their platform by and for the pale stale and male, among us, Obama and Democrats are embracing America's diverse mosaic."
Author: Christine Pelosi
12. "Good heavens, no! I would not wish a British chef on anyone except the French tax collectors."
Author: Dan Brown
13. "Prime Minister, I see you've already mastered the essential craft of the European politician, namely, the ability to say one thing in this chamber and a very different thing to your home electorate."
Author: Daniel Hannan
14. "I cannot have chaos erupting around me until I am prepared for it. I am a collector. I am an observer. I don't participate. My resources, and my standing, must be secure before I can allow the uncertainty of war to crash down upon us."
Author: Derek Landy
15. "It is not through any combinations of politicians that the outcome of an electoral campaign is decided."
Author: Dominique De Villepin
16. "These are things that only dogs and women understand because we tap into the pain directly, we connect to pain directly from its source, and so it is at once brilliant and brutal and clear, like white-hot metal spraying out of a fire hose, we can appreciate the aesthetic while taking the worst of it straight in the face. Men, on the other hand, are all filters and deflectors and timed release."
Author: Garth Stein
17. "It's clear enough that there was substantial fraud in Ohio, thus delivering the Electoral College vote for President Bush."
Author: George Galloway
18. "Una y otra vez, los lectores se han condicionado mutuamente."
Author: Gerard Unger
19. "No opto ni por literatura ni por la vida, sino trato de ir y venir de la literatura a la vida, de hacerme mejor lector en la medida en que vivo mejor y vivo más, y de hacerme mejor vividor en la medida en que la lectura ilumina mi vida"
Author: Germán Dehesa
20. "Aucun changement fonctionnel ou structurel ne peut garantir une société parfaitement démocratique. Nous acceptons mal ce fait parce que nous avons été élevés dans une culture technologique où l'on pense généralement que, si on pouvait seulement trouver le bon instrument, tou irait enfin pour le mieux et qu'il serait alors possible de se relâcher un peu. Mais on ne peut jamais se relâcher. L'expérience des Noirs américains, comme celle des Indiens, des femmes, des Hispaniques et des pauvres, nous apprend cela. Nulle constitution, nulle déclaration des droits, nul système électoral, nulle loi ne peuvent garantir la paix, la justice et l'égalité. Tout cela exige un combat permanent, des débats incessants impliquant l'ensemble des citoyens et un nombre infini d'organisations et de mouvements qui imposent leur pression sur tous les systèmes établis."
Author: Howard Zinn
21. "The legions of reporters who cover politics don't want to quit the clash and thunder of electoral combat for the dry duty of analyzing the federal budget. As a consequence, we have created the perpetual presidential campaign."
Author: Hugh Sidey
22. "It is like sitting in a traffic jam on the San Diego Freeway with your windows rolled up and Portuguese music booming out of the surround-sound speakers while animals gnaw on your neck and diseased bill collectors hammer on your doors with golf clubs."
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
23. "After immersing myself in the mysteries of the Electoral College for a novel I wrote in the '90s, I came away believing that the case for scrapping it is less obvious than I originally thought."
Author: Jeff Greenfield
24. "If we don't have an informed electorate we don't have a democracy. So I don't care how people get the information, as long as they get it. I'm just doing it my particular way and I feel lucky I can do it the way I want to do it."
Author: Jim Lehrer
25. "«Un buen libro, Marcus, no se mide sólo por sus últimas palabras, sino por el efecto colectivo de todas las palabras precedentes. Apenas medio segundo después de haber terminado el libro, tras haber leído la última palabra, el lector debe sentirse invadido por un fuerte sentimiento; durante un instante, sólo debe pensar en todo lo que acaba de leer, mirar la portada y sonreír con un gramo de tristeza porque va a echar de menos a todos los personajes. Un buen libro, Marcus, es un libro que uno se arrepiente de terminar.»"
Author: Joël Dicker
26. "No digo esto con la más pequeña intención de disminuir las muchas virtudes de aquel excelente rey, cuyos méritos, sin embargo, temo que habrán de quedar muy mermados a los ojos del lector inglés con este motivo; pero juzgo que este defecto tiene por origen la ignorancia de aquel pueblo, que todavía no ha reducido la política a una ciencia,"
Author: Jonathan Swift
27. "Quain solía argumentar que los lectores eran una especie ya extinta. 'No hay europeo' (razonaba) 'que no sea un escritor, en potencia o en acto.'" Examen de la obra de Herbert Quain"
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
28. "I'm a compulsive sneaker collector, mostly limited edition."
Author: Jourdan Dunn
29. "En México hay tres clases de basura: orgánica, inorgánica y electoral."
Author: Juan Villoro
30. "Mercy, look what Ethan found, your Tennessee Collector's spoon. I told you I didn't take it!" Aunt Prue hollered."Let me see that." Mercy put her glasses on to inspect the spoon. "Well, I'll be. I finally have all eleven states.""There are more than eleven states, Aunt Mercy.""I only collect the states a the Confed'racy." Aunt Grace and Aunt Prue nodded in agreement."
Author: Kami Garcia
31. "I would anticipate that the Electoral College will be held on the 13th of December, and our 20 electorate votes will go to the certified winner."
Author: Kenneth Blackwell
32. "She was the curator of her marriage, collector of swift quotes and unremarked-upon sensations."
Author: Laura Furman
33. "Lector se nace, lector se hace, lector se muere. Como el hábito no tiene finalidad práctica, no admite renuncia por abandono ni por desaliento ante el posible competidor.El lector se arrodilla como el arqueólogo, trepa escalera como el restaurador, fortalece músculos con el diccionario de María Moliner, huronea de tomo en tomo. Lee de pie y escarba en librerías, sufriendo la melancólica anemia de su bolsillo, el despiste de los libreros y la necesidad del ángel que lo aliente para desmalezar la selva de los libros chatarra.Lo creíamos sedentario y en realidad es un atleta, comparado con prójimos que sortean estas gimnasias y se solidifican en ángulo recto frente a las pantallas..."
Author: María Elena Walsh
34. "The end-game for statists is very obvious. If you expand the bureaucratic class and you expand the dependent class, you can put together a permanent electoral majority. In political terms, a welfare check is a twofer: you're assuring yourself of the votes of both the welfare recipient and of the mammoth bureaucracy required to process his welfare."
Author: Mark Steyn
35. "As a final indignity for the defeated warrior, Vice President Nixon had to preside over the roll call of the Electoral College. "This is the first time in 100 years that a candidate for the presidency announced the result of an election in which he was defeated," he told the assembled members of Congress. "I do not think we could have a more striking and eloquent example of the stability of our constitutional system." He got a standing ovation."
Author: Nancy Gibbs
36. "The artist is a collector of things imaginary or real. He accumulates things with the same enthusiasm that a little boy stuffs his pockets. The scrap heap and the museum are embraced with equal curiosity. He takes snapshots, makes notes and records impressions on tablecloths or newspapers, on backs of envelopes or matchbooks. Why one thing and not another is part of the mystery, but he is omnivorous."
Author: Paul Rand
37. "Self-professed conservatives comprise about 40% to 45% of the electorate."
Author: Paul Weyrich
38. "I think FoxNews ratings are a reliable guide to the attitudes of the American electorate."
Author: Reese Schonfeld
39. "Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss."
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
40. "To be a book-collector is to combine the worst characteristics of a dope fiend with those of a miser."
Author: Robertson Davies
41. "It seems to be impossible to hold a credible election without reforming the electoral system."
Author: Sheikh Hasina
42. "As his dark closet shows, Bluebeard was a collector at heart, and even after dispatching a wife, could not let her fully depart."
Author: Shuli Barzilai
43. "You're naming your collector's-item, kick-ass sword that's made to maim and kill, specifically designed to bring your ginormous enemies to their knees and hear the lamentation of their women-Pooky Bear?""Yeah, you like it?"
Author: Susan Ee
44. "That's why it's always worth having a few philosophers around the place. One minute it's all is truth beauty and is beauty truth, and does a falling tree in the forest make a sound if there's no one there to hear it, and then just when you think they're going to start dribbling one of 'em says, incidentally, putting a thirty-foot parabolic reflector on a high place to shoot the rays of the sun at an enemy's ships would be a very interesting demonstration of optical principles."
Author: Terry Pratchett
45. "I wrote a number of pieces in the year 1966 that were so bad that, although I'm a great collector of my own pieces, I have never collected them."
Author: Tom Wolfe
46. "He was a collector rather than a hunter, buying his knowledge rather than seeking it with his own eyes and hands. I"
Author: Tracy Chevalier
47. "Man wants what he cannot have, or what is difficult to procure, or what he must wade through the blood of other men to get. So with collectors."
Author: Vincent Starrett
48. "Everything remembered, everything thought, all awareness becomes base, frame, pedestal, lock and key of his ownership. Period, region, craft, previous owners - all, for the true collector, merge in each one of his possessions into a magical encyclopaedia whose quintessence is the fate of his object."
Author: Walter Benjamin
49. "O bliss of the collector, bliss of the man of leisure! Of no one has less been expected and no one has had a greater sense of well-being than... a collector. Ownership is the most intimate relationship one can have to objects. No t that they come alive in him; it is he who comes alive in them."
Author: Walter Benjamin
50. "And adab towards language means the recognition and acknowledgement of the rightful and proper place of every word in a written or uttered sentence so as not to produce a dissonance in meaning, sound and concept. Literature is called adabiyat in Islam precisely because it is seen as the keeper of civilization, the collector of teachings and statements that educate the self and society with adab such that both are elevated to the rank of the cultured man (insan adabi) and society."
Author: Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud

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