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1. "But I think the credit has to go to Geddy... he spent a lot of time in the studio with Paul, I think he needed that kind of focus to be in there to be a part of the whole thing, and for the most part he made all the major decisions."
Author: Alex Lifeson
2. "Americans have almost been conditioned to believe that the majority of people who seek to do us harm are those of Muslim descent."
Author: Bennie Thompson
3. "I had higher math SATs than in English - yet I became an English major in college."
Author: Christie Hefner
4. "Why do humans exist? A major part of the answer: because Pikaia Gracilens survived the Burgess decimation."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
5. "A 2011 OECD report showed that, over the past three decades, in Sweden, Finland, Germany, Israel, and New Zealand--all countries that have chosen a version of capitalism less red in tooth and claw than the American model--inequality has grown as fast as or faster than in the United States. France, proud, as usual, of its exceptionalism, seemed to be the one major Western outlier, but recent studies have shown that over the past decade it, too, has fallen into line."
Author: Chrystia Freeland
6. "I told him I wanted to major in creative writing and sit around in yoga pants and do nothing but write books eat ice cream every day."
Author: Colleen Hoover
7. "A major league pitching coach is a really difficult job. It takes a big commitment in terms of time, travel and workload."
Author: David Cone
8. "Religious laws, in all the major religious traditions, have both a letter and a spirit. As I understand the words and example of Jesus, the spirit of the law is all-important whereas the letter, while useful… becomes lifeless and deadly without it. In accord with this distinction a yearning to worship on wilderness ridges or beside rivers rather than in churches could legitimately be called evangelical… if your words or deeds harmonize with the example of Jesus, you are evangelical in spirit whether you claim to be or not. When the non-Christian Ambrose Bierce wrote, "War is the means by which Americans learn geography," his words are aimed at the same antiwar end as "Blessed are the peacemakers."
Author: David James Duncan
9. "Utopianism is probably a necessary social device for generating the superhuman efforts without which no major revolution is achieved."
Author: Eric Hobsbawm
10. "It's a major part of world history that men are trying to kill each other. It's just one slaughter after the other. We talk about it, but no one's really listening."
Author: Fred Ward
11. "Probably it is true enough that the great majority are rarely capable of thinking independently, that on most questions they accept views which they find ready-made, and that they will be equally content if born or coaxed into one set of beliefs or another. In any society freedom of thought will probably be of direct significance only for a small minority. But this does not mean that anyone is competent, or ought to have power, to select those to whom this freedom is to be reserved. It certainly does not justify the presumption of any group of people to claim the right to determine what people ought to think or believe."
Author: Friedrich Hayek
12. "Moral principles do not depend on a majority vote. Wrong is wrong, even if everybody is wrong. Right is right, even if nobody is right."
Author: Fulton J. Sheen
13. "I majored in psychology, and I still love listening to people's problems."
Author: Gayle King
14. "Diaspora starts about a thousand years from now. Most of human civilisation has moved inside computers; essentially, a major branch of our descendants consists of conscious software."
Author: Greg Egan
15. "You have the army of mediocrities followed by the multitude of fools. As the mediocrities and the fools always form the immense majority, it is impossible for them to elect an intelligent government."
Author: Guy De Maupassant
16. "We have flattered ourselves by inventing proverbs of comparison in matter of blindness,--"blind as a bat," for instance. It would be safe to say that there cannot be found in the animal kingdom a bat, or any other creature, so blind in its own range of circumstance and connection, as the greater majority of human beings are in the bosoms of their families. Tempers strain and recover, hearts break and heal, strength falters, fails, and comes near to giving way altogether, every day, without being noted by the closest lookers-on."
Author: Helen Hunt Jackson
17. "Men these days expect their wives to be as dazzling as their mistresses." That's shocking," said the Major. "How on earth will they tell them apart?"
Author: Helen Simonson
18. "At the very dawn of history, the care of the sick was actually superior to what the great majority of mankind receive today when ill."
Author: Herbert M. Shelton
19. "The Los Angeles Air Pollution Control Board is established in 1946 in an effort to discover the cause of the brown cloud hanging over the city and decide how to combat and disperse it. In 1949, after intense lobbying from both the automobile and oil industries, and against the recommendations and position of the Los Angeles Air Pollution Control Board, the public rail system, which at one time was the largest in the world, and still serves a majority of the city's population, is decommissioned and torn out. It is replaced by a small fleet of buses."
Author: James Frey
20. "English majors understand human nature better than economists do."
Author: Jane Smiley
21. "Some people majored in English to prepare for law school. Others became journalists. The smartest guy in the honors program, Adam Vogel, a child of academics, was planning on getting a Ph.D. and becoming an academic himself. That left a large contingent of people majoring in English by default. Because they weren't left-brained enough for science, because history was too try, philosophy too difficult, geology too petroleum-oriented, and math too mathematical - because they weren't musical, artistic, financially motivated, or really all that smart, these people were pursuing university degrees doing something no different from what they'd done in first grade: reading stories. English was what people who didn't know what to major in majored in."
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
22. "My rights are not derived from any government. My rights are not denied by any majority. My rights are because I exist."
Author: Joe Biden
23. "Too many kids today are playing major league ball and don't belong there."
Author: Joe DiMaggio
24. "Everyone who makes a film is at the major distributors' mercy."
Author: John Cassavetes
25. "But you can't start. Only a baby can start. You and me - why, we're all that's been. The anger of a moment, the thousand pictures, that's us. This land, this red land, is us; and the flood years and the dust years and the drought years are us. We can't start again. The bitterness we sold to the junk man - he got it all right, but we have it still. And when the owner men told us to go, that's us; and when the tractor hit the house, that's us until we're dead. To California or any place - every one a drum major leading a parade of hurts, marching with our bitterness. And some day - the armies of bitterness will all be going the same way. And they'll all walk together, and there'll be a dead terror from it."
Author: John Steinbeck
26. "I feel that the majority of people should decide for themselves what kind of government they want."
Author: Julius Rosenberg
27. "They'll have to try like hell to catch me this time. They will try like hell. And even if they don't find you, what kind of way is that to live? You'll always be alone, no one will ever be on your side, and you'll always live in danger of betrayal. I live that way now. But you can't just turn your back on all your responsibilities and run away from them, Major Danby insisted. It's such a negative mood. It's escapist. Yossarian laughed with buoyant scorn and shook his head. I'm not running away from my responsibilities. I'm running to them. There's nothing negative about running away to save my life." Hetson: As I said in class, a lot of critics find that moment too sentimental. An author ham-fistedly reaching in and injecting an amoral tale with a moral. An embarrassing betrayal of all the dark comedy that came before it. But me? I've always kind of liked it. It has such a nice, hopeful ring to it. Do you see my point?"
Author: Kevin Williamson
28. "American presence is, you know, the major cause of balance of power and the stability in this region."
Author: Kim Dae Jung
29. "When we are in the grasp of illusion – or, for that matter, whenever we have a new idea – instead of searching for ways to prove our ideas wrong, we usually attempt to prove them correct. Psychologists call this the confirmation bias, and it presents a major impediment of our ability to break free from the misinterpretation of randomness."
Author: Leonard Mlodinow
30. "Instinct tells me to go to Hannah's, but she doesn't live there anymore and that's when I realize the major difference between my mother and Hannah. My mother deserted me at the 7-Eleven, hundred of kilometers away from home.Hannah, however, did the unforgivable.She deserted me in our own backyard."
Author: Melina Marchetta
31. "Before success comes in any man's life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them."
Author: Napoleon Hill
32. "I was signed at 19 years old to a major label, and dropped by the time I was 22."
Author: Nate Ruess
33. "Know what an optimist is, Major? A pessimist without much experience."
Author: Nicholas Proffitt
34. "One of the requisites of sanity is to disagree with the majority of the British public."
Author: Oscar Wilde
35. "The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority."
Author: Ralph W. Sockman
36. "I suddenly turn my head to the blonde tall girl in tight high boots and mini tight skirt. Her shirt is—I think-in wrong size, because it is obviously too small and looks like her second skin. You can almost see her belly button. Not that I pay attention to her belly button. But everytime I see someone who's dressing like a fucking whore, I always imagining her belly button even I do not want to. I don't even care about her boobs or whatever. That is so weird, I probably have some major disorder."
Author: Rea Lidde
37. "And suddenly he thought, I'm the abnormal one now. Normalcy was a majority concept, the standard of many and not the standard of just one man."
Author: Richard Matheson
38. "Jazz is like a big secret club. The mainstream media doesn't pay any attention to it; it's, like, 1 percent of the music market - no one cares. Why? Because the majority of jazz is old."
Author: Robert Glasper
39. "One of my major goals is to develop a web of the small Wyoming museums and create a major museum system. There are about eight of these museums, and they are all scattered."
Author: Robert T. Bakker
40. "It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself."
Author: Sandra Day O'Connor
41. "When a mind is impressionable and has none too firm a hold on what is right, it must be rescued from the crowd: it is so easy for it to go over to the majority."
Author: Seneca
42. "This is what Jesus had in mind: folks coming together, forming close-knit communities and meeting each other's needs-- no kings, no major welfare systems, no presidents necessary. His is a theology and practice for the people of God, not a set of suggestions for empire."
Author: Shane Claiborne
43. "I was a psych major in college and I actually owned two white lab rats. I had to train them and I took them home so that's just kind of missing for me."
Author: Steven Yeun
44. "Our two major parties are actually called the Liberal Party and the Conservative Party."
Author: Stockwell Day
45. "Since, on a socio-economic level, there are myriad wrongs that need tobe righted, a major problem for the species seems to be how to assistthe unfortunate, throttle the corrupt, preserve the biosphere, andeffectively organize for socio-economic alteration wihtout theorganization being taken over by dullards, the people who, ironically,are best suited to serving organized causes since they seldom haveanything more imaginative to do and, restricted by tunnel vision,probably wouldn't do it if they had. 151"
Author: Tom Robbins
46. "Dave Concepción exceeded everyone's expectations—everyone's except, perhaps, his own. That's because as a kid, Concepción idolized Major League Hall of Fame shortstop and fellow-Venezuelan Luis Aparicio, and he aspired to become that same caliber of player."
Author: Tucker Elliot
47. "Now while the German money is over for Hollywood, I still have $80 million to make movies, and we will have two things coming up: less major movies and the price for actors will go down."
Author: Uwe Boll
48. "Il eut même le temps de comparer les mérites respectifs de l'une et de l'autre et de faire ce choix sans conséquence pratique que font presque toujours les hommes en regardant les femmes. Darenski, qui cherchait à mettre la main sur le commandant de l'armée, qui se demandait si celui-ci lui donnerait les chiffres dont il avait besoin, qui se demandait où il pourrait trouver à manger et à dormir, qui aurait aimé savoir si la division où il devait se rendre n'était pas trop éloignée et si la route qui y menait n'était pas trop mauvaise, Darenski, donc, eut le temps de se dire pour la forme (mais quand même pas seulement pour la forme): 'Celle-là!' Et il advint qu'il n'alla pas chez le chef de l'état-major mais resta à jouer aux cartes."
Author: Vasily Grossman
49. "No formal design reviews, so there are no huge decision points. Instead, we can make the decisions fluid. Since we iterate every day and never have dumb-ass presentations, we don't run into major disagreements. On this day Ive was overseeing the creation of a new European power plug and connector for the Macintosh. Dozens of foam models, each with the tiniest variation, have been cast and painted for inspection. Some would find it odd that the head of design would fret"
Author: Walter Isaacson
50. "...the Bill of Rights does not come from the people and is not subject to change by majorities. It comes from the nature of things. It declares the inalienable rights of man not only against all government but also against the people collectively."
Author: Walter Lippmann

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