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151. "Gli dobbiamo [a Marx] quest'idea che fa la disperazione del nostro tempo – ma qui la disperazione vale più di qualsiasi speranza – che quando il lavoro è avvilimento, non è vita, sebbene occupi tutto il tempo della vita. Chi, nonostante le pretese di questa società, può dormirvi in pace, sapendo ormai che essa trae i suoi mediocri piaceri dal lavoro di milioni d'anime morte? Esigendo per il lavoratore la vera ricchezza, che non è quella del denaro, ma quella degli svaghi o della creazione, egli ha rivendicato, nonostante le apparenze, la qualità dell'uomo. Facendo questo, lo possiamo affermare con forza, non ha voluto la degradazione supplementare che è stata, in suo nome, imposta all'uomo. Una frase, per una volta chiara e tagliente, rifiuta per sempre ai suoi discepoli trionfanti la grandezza e l'umanità che gli erano proprie. "Un fine che ha bisogno di mezzi ingiusti, non è un fine giusto"."
Author: Albert Camus
152. "L'étoile frappera la terre, empoisonnant l'eau et l'air, et une pluie de feu détruira le tiers de tous les arbres. Un montagne de feu s'écroulera dans l'océan et l'eau submergera le tiers des nations... La compagne du Prince des Ténèbres le quittera pour mettre son enfant sous la protection des anges... Un grand massacre suivra l'appel de la reine blanche. Le peuple réclamera du plus grand de tous les chefs qu'il punisse les coupables... Un grand silence tombera sur la Terre tandis que les anges affronteront les démons. Lorsque vous verrez ces lignes, vous saurez que le Prince du ciel est à votre porte."
Author: Anne Robillard
153. "It is well for us that we are born babies in intellect. Could we understand half what mothers say and do to their infants, we should be filled with a conceit of our own importance, which would render us insupportable through life."
Author: Augustus Hare
154. "Why, Tess,' Billy said, with exaggerated surprise, 'aren't you just crazy about being a cheerleader?''Oh, I love it,' she responded derisively. 'All this rah-rah stuff is for infants. I'm sick of it.' I could hardly believe my ears. How could anyone get sick of being part of the most prestigious group of females in the school? I mean, in my own thoughts, I could make fun of cheerleading as a mindless activity, but I couldn't sneer at the popularity and adoration the cheerleaders received as their due. I couldn't be that dishonest with myself."
Author: Barbara Cohen
155. "The proudest confessions are always barely legal. The fondest memories are always underage. The most innocent experiences are always infantile."
Author: Bauvard
156. "Bipedalism is a demanding and risky strategy. It means refashioning the pelvis into a full load-bearing instrument. To preserve the required strength, the birth canal in the female must be comparatively narrow. This has two very significant immediate consequences and one longer-term one. First, it means a lot of pain for any birthing mother and greatly increased danger of fatality to mother and baby both. Moreover, to get the baby's head through such a tight space it must be born while it's brain is still small - and while the baby, therefore, is still helpless. This means long-term infant care, which in turn implies solid male-female bonding."
Author: Bill Bryson
157. "For it is beyond doubt that there is nothing which more shocks our reason than to say that the sin of the first man has rendered guilty those, who, being so removed from this source, seem incapable of participation in it. This transmission does not only seem to us impossible, it seems also very unjust. For what is more contrary to the rules of our miserable justice than to damn eternally an infant incapable of will, for a sin wherein he seems to have so little a share, that it was committed six thousand years before he was in existence? Certainly nothing offends us more rudely than this doctrine; and yet, without this mystery, the most incomprehensible of all, we are incomprehensible to ourselves. The knot of our condition takes its twists and turns in this abyss, so that man is more inconceivable without this mystery than this mystery is inconceivable to man."
Author: Blaise Pascal
158. "Retrato de Mulher Triste Vestiu-se para um baile que não há.Sentou-se com suas últimas jóias.E olha para o lado, imóvel.Está vendo os salões que se acabaram,embala-se em valsas que não dançou,levemente sorri para um homem.O homem que não existiu.Se alguém lhe disser que sonha,levantará com desdém o arco das sobrancelhas,Pois jamais se viveu com tanta plenitude.Mas para falar de sua vidatem de abaixar as quase infantis pestanas,e esperar que se apaguem duas infinitas lágrimas."
Author: Cecília Meireles
159. "I believed, from the solitary and thoughtful way in which my mother murmured her song, that she was alone. And I went softly into the room. She was sitting by the fire, suckling an infant, whose tiny hand she held against her neck. Her eyes were looking down upon its face, and she sat singing to it. I was so far right, that she had no other companion. I spoke to her, and she started, and cried out. But seeing me, she called me her dear Davy, her own boy! and coming half across the room to meet me, kneeled down upon the ground and kissed me, and laid my head down on her bosom near the little creature that was nestling there, and put its hand up to my lips. I wish I had died. I wish I had died then, with that feeling in my Heart! I should have been more fit for Heaven than I ever have been since."
Author: Charles Dickens
160. "Here is the essence of mankind's creative genius: not the edifices of civilization nor the bang-flash weapons which can end it, but the words which fertilize new concepts like spermatoza attacking an ovum. It might be argued that the Siamese-twin infants of word/idea are the only contribution the human species can, will, or should make to the reveling cosmos. (Yes, our DNA is unique, but so is a salamander's. Yes, we construct artifacts, but so have species ranging from beavers to the architecture ants... Yes, we weave real fabric things from the dreamstuff of mathematics, but the universe is hardwired with arithmetic. Scratch a circle and pi peeps out. Enter a new solar system and Tycho Brahe's formulae lie waiting under the black velvet cloak of space/time. But where has the universe hidden a word under its outer layer of biology, geometry, or insensate rock?)"
Author: Dan Simmons
161. "You may not see me, but I am near.Travel through time.Travel through space.Travel through eternity.Some have entertained me, but were not aware.The infants, ill, and dying see me most, as I bless them with the heavenly hosts.You are not alone, we are around you, just as we stand before his throne.I repeat, you are not alone.Messengers of love and truth walk among mortal men.You are not alone as we guide you home."
Author: David Holdsworth
162. "When a long-desiredbaby is born, whatjoy! More happinessthan we find in sex,more than we take insuccess, revenge, orwealth. But should the sameinfant die, would youmeasure the horroron the same rule? Griefweighs down the seesaw,joy cannot budget it."
Author: Donald Hall
163. "I am in the infantry for 17 weeks and after that I don't know where I am going."
Author: Eddie Slovik
164. "She had watched other women with infants and eventually understood what she craved: the boundless permission-no, the absolute necessity- to hold and kiss and stroke this tiny person. Cradling a swaddled infant in their arms, mothers would distractedly touch their lips to their babies' foreheads. Passing their toddlers in a hall, mothers would tousle their hair even sweep them up in their arms and kiss them hard along their chins and necks until the children squealed with glee. Where else in life, Mabel wondered, could a woman love so openly and with such abandon?"
Author: Eowyn Ivey
165. "L'amore infantile segue il principio: amo perché sono amato. L'amore maturo segue il principio: sono amato perché amo. L'amore immaturo dice: ti amo perché ho bisogno di te. L'amore maturo dice: ho bisogno di te perché ti amo."
Author: Erich Fromm
166. "I have generally been denominated a Deist, the reality of which I never disputed, being conscious I am no Christian, except mere infant baptism make me one; and as to being a Deist, I know not, strictly speaking, whether I am one or not, for I have never read their writings; mine will therefore determine the matter; for I have not in the least disguised my sentiments, but have written freely without any conscious knowledge of prejudice for, or against any man, sectary or party whatever; but wish that good sense, truth and virtue may be promoted and flourish in the world, to the detection of delusion, superstition, and false religion; and therefore my errors in the succeeding treatise, which may be rationally pointed out, will be readily rescinded."
Author: Ethan Allen
167. "Ici aussi, j'ai beaucoup attendu.""Attendu quoi ?""Une femme vive. L'incarnation étourdissante d'un mouvement perpétuel. Elle voulait parcourir le monde. Moi, j'étais déjà lourd. Je n'ai su ni la retenir ni la suivre. Je suis juste parvenu à lui faire deux enfants. J'aimais l'amener au Louvre. Un jour, nous étions ici, elle m'a dit... 'Reste là, si tu les aimes tant, ces femmes de pierre. Moi, je reviendrai te voir quand je serais vieille.'Alors voilà.J'attends."
Author: Étienne Davodeau
168. "The militant girl, in adopting new patterns of conduct, could not be judged by traditional standards. Old values, sterile and infantile phobias disappeared."
Author: Frantz Fanon
169. "Adieu, mon cher vieux. Relis et rebûche ton conte. Laisse-le reposer et reprends-le, les livres ne se font pas comme les enfants, mais comme les pyramides, avec un dessin prémédité, et en apportant des grands blocs l´un par-dessus l´autre, à force de reins, de temps et de sueur, et ça ne sert à rien! et ça reste dans le désert! mais en le dominant prodigieusement. Les chacals pissent au bas et les bourgeois montent dessus, etc.; continue la comparaison."
Author: Gustave Flaubert
170. "We grown-up people think that we appreciate music, but if we realized the sense that an infant has brought with it of appreciating sound and rhythm, we would never boast of knowing music. The infant is music itself."
Author: Hazrat Inayat Khan
171. "This world is a place of business. What an infinite bustle! I am awaked almost every night by the panting of the locomotive. It interrupts my dreams. There is no sabbath. It would be glorious to see mankind at leisure for once. It is nothing but work, work, work. I cannot easily buy a blank-book to write thoughts in; they are commonly ruled for dollars and cents. An Irishman, seeing me making a minute in the fields, took it for granted that I was calculating my wages. If a man was tossed out of a window when an infant, and so made a cripple for life, or scared out of his wits by the Indians, it is regretted chiefly because he was thus incapacitated for—business! I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself, than this incessant business."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
172. "In the shop window you have promptly identified the cover with the title you were looking for. Following this visual trail, you have forced your way through the shop past the thick barricade of Books You Haven't Read, which are frowning at you from the tables and shelves, trying to cow you...And thus you pass the outer girdle of ramparts, but then you are attacked by the infantry of Books That If You Had More Than One Life You Would Certainly Also Read But Unfortunately Your Days Are Numbered. With a rapid maneuver you bypass them and move into the phalanxes of the Books You Mean To Read But There Are Others You Must Read First, the Books Too Expensive Now And You'll Wait Till They're Remaindered, the Books ditto When They Come Out in Paperback, Books You Can Borrow From Somebody, Books That Everybody's Read So It's As If You Had Read Them, Too."
Author: Italo Calvino
173. "There were pauses in the music for the rushing, calling, halting piano. Everything would stop except the climbing of the soloist; he would reach a height and everything would join him, the violins first and then the horns; and then the deep blue bass and the flute and the bitter trampling drums; beating, beating and mounting together and stopping with a crash like daybreak. When I first heard the Messiah I was alone; my blood bubbled like fire and wine; I cried; like an infant crying for its mother's milk; or a sinner running to meet Jesus."
Author: James Baldwin
174. "Embrace's infant warmers are a novel solution. The product has been designed specifically for resource-constrained settings."
Author: Jane Chen
175. "Aujourd'hui encore, je ne puis voir sans plaisir un enfant trop sérieux parler gravement, tendrement à sa mère enfant; j'aime ces douces amitiés sauvages qui naissent loin des hommes et contre eux.Je regarde longuement ces couples puérils et puis je me rappelle que je suis un homme et je détourne la tête."
Author: Jean Paul Sartre
176. "Among industrialized countries, the U.S. ranks 29th in infant survival."
Author: Jennifer Block
177. "We know – it has been measured in many experiments – that children with strong impulse control grow to be better adjusted, more dependable, achieve higher grades in school and college and have more success in their careers than others. Success depends on the ability to delay gratification, which is precisely what a consumerist culture undermines. At every stage, the emphasis is on the instant gratification of instinct. In the words of the pop group Queen, "I want it all and I want it now." A whole culture is being infantilised."
Author: Jonathan Sacks
178. "No one has a problem with the first mile of a journey. Even an infant could do fine for a while. But it isn't the start that matters. It's the finish line."
Author: Julien Smith
179. "On her last visit, the girl stole one of his family photographs right out of the frame. He thinks this means she is starting to care about him, too. Now whenever he looks at the empty frame, Sawtooth is moved to tears. He has to stare straight up at the ceiling, a loophole that prevents fluid from falling out of the eyes, thus saving a man the embarrassment of crying like a damn fool infant."
Author: Karen Russell
180. "The baby closed its mouth, staring at him with hope and small hiccups."Jesus," he said. He lay down on the bed, pulling the pillow under his head, and drew the whole bundle of coat, shawl and infant up against his shirt. A tiny hand closed tight on the lace. One sob erupted, and then changed midbreath to a soft sigh.Women, he thought sardonically, sinking in the bedclothes, with sleep revolving and closing in his head. He moved one finger, feeling a cheek as soft as down.What's your name?Ask the girl. Remember that…Maddy…It was wrong. I must leave thee now.Don't cry. Don't cry, little girl… I'm so tired. I never deserved you, did I? Maddy… but I loved you.I always loved you."
Author: Laura Kinsale
181. "Dependency may appear to be love because it is a force that causes people to fiercely attach themselves to one another. But in actuality it is not love; it is a form of antilove. It has its genesis in a parental failure to love and it perpetuates the failure. It seeks to receive rather than to give. It nourishes infantilism rather than growth. It works to trap and constrict rather than to liberate. Ultimately it destroys rather than builds relationships, and it destroys rather than builds people."
Author: M. Scott Peck
182. "Je t'ai vu en companie de cet homme, et le regard que tu lui portais était celui que j'aurais rêvé voir dans tes yeux alors que tu me regardais. Il avait l'air si grand à tes côtés, et moi si petit dans cette allée. Si j'avais pu être cet homme, je t'aurais tout donné, mais je n'étais que moi, l'ombre de celui que tu avais aimé alors que nous étions enfants, l'ombre de l'adulte que j'étais devenu."
Author: Marc Levy
183. "When infants aren't held, they can become sick, even die. It's universally accepted that children need love, but at what age are people supposed to stop needing it? We never do. We need love in order to live happily, as much as we need oxygen in order to live at all."
Author: Marianne Williamson
184. "Pendant le long travail de contraction, ma très jeune mère observe d'un œil distrait flocons et oiseaux se casser silencieusement la gueule par la fenêtre. On dirait une enfant qui joue à être enceinte. Sa tête est pleine de mélancolie; elle sait qu'elle ne me gardera pas. Elle ose à peine baisser les yeux sur son ventre prêt à éclore... Elle pleurait déjà en escaladant la colline pour arriver ici. Ses larmes glacées ont rebondi sur le sol telles les perles d'un collier cassé. À mesure qu'elle avançait, un tapis d'étincelants roulements à billes se formait sous ses pieds. Elle a commencé à patiner, puis a continué encore et encore. La cadence de ses pas est devenue trop rapide. Ses talons se sont emmêlés, ses chevilles ont vacillé et elle a chuté violemment en avant. À l'intérieur, j'ai fait un bruit de tirelire cassée"
Author: Mathias Malzieu
185. "On my left the shooting had the sharp explosion of the infantry artillery, on my right could be heard the sporadic cannon shots thundering from the front, and up above the sky was clear and the sun bright."
Author: Max Beckmann
186. "The level of communication you can achieve with an infant is really profound."
Author: Mayim Bialik
187. "Voici les idées de cette génération qui avait connu dans son enfance les privations de la guerre, qui avait eu vingt ans à la Libération; voici le monde qu'ils souhaitaient léguer à leurs enfants. La femme reste à la maison et tient son ménage (mais elle est très aidée par les appareils électroménagers; elle a beaucoup de temps à consacrer à sa famille). L'homme travaille à l'extérieur (mais la robotisation fait qu'il travaille moins longtemps, et que sontravail est moins dur). Les couples sont fidèles et heureux; ils vivent dans des maisons agréables en dehors des villes (les banlieues). Pendant leurs moments de loisir ils s'adonnent à l'artisanat, au jardinage, aux beaux-arts. À moins qu'ils ne préfèrent voyager, découvrir les modes de vie et les cultures d'autres régions, d'autres pays."
Author: Michel Houellebecq
188. "O processo de identificação é infantil, mas não é inteiramente ingênuo, porque não pode ocupar toda a minha mente. Enquanto parte de minha mente está criando gente de ficção, falando e agindo como meus heróis e em geral tentando se colocar na pele de outra pessoa, outra parte está cuidadosamente avaliando o romance como um todo - supervisionando a composição, imaginando como o leitor vai ler, interpretando a narrativa e os atores e tentando prever o efeito de minhas frases. Todos esses cálculos sutis, envolvendo o aspecto planejado do romance e o lado sentimental-reflexivo do romancista, revelam uma auto consciênciaque está em direto contraste com a ingenuidade da infância. Quanto mais o romancista consegue ser, ao mesmo tempo, ingênuo e sentimental, melhor ele escreve."
Author: Orhan Pamuk
189. "¡Qué feliz estoy de ser el rojo! Soy fogoso y fuerte; sé que llamo la atención y que no podeis resistiros a mí.No me oculto: para mí el refinamiento no se manifiesta a través de la decisión y la voluntad. Me expongo abiertamente. No temo a los demás colores, ni a las sombras, ni a la multitud, ni a la soledad. ¡Qué hermoso es llenar con mi fuego triunfante una superficie que me está esperando! Allí donde me extiendo, brillan los ojos, se refuerzan las pasiones, se elevan las cejas y se aceleran los corazones. Miradme: ¡qué hermoso es vivir! Contempladme: ¡qué bello es ver! Vivir es ver. Aparezco en cualquier parte. La vida comienza conmigo, todo regresa a mí, creedme."
Author: Orhan Pamuk
190. "A Jewish man with his parents alive is half the time a helpless infant!"
Author: Philip Roth
191. "The sounds of a man crying is a piteous noise, almost worse than an infant's cry. Babies are either hungry, sick or bored, or need changing. This man was none of those things. He was wrapped in grief as deep as the ocean, and no one could do anything to help him."
Author: Samantha Hayes
192. "Tous les enfants essaient de compenser la séparation du sevrage par des conduites de séduction et de parade; on oblige le garçon à dépasser ce stade, on le délivre de son narcissisme en le fixant sur son pénis; tandis que la fillette est confirmée dans cette tendance à se faire objet qui est commune à tous les enfants."
Author: Simone De Beauvoir
193. "All mathematicians live in two different worlds. They live in a crystalline world of perfect platonic forms. An ice palace. But they also live in the common world where things are transient, ambiguous, subject to vicissitudes. Mathematicians go backward and forward from one world to another. They're adults in the crystalline world, infants in the real one."
Author: Sylvain Cappell
194. "Milk for infant as liquor for adult."
Author: Toba Beta
195. "We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death; but an early grave may be the shortest way to heaven."
Author: Tryon Edwards
196. "I can never get used to the fact, though I know it, that women are born cynics. Men have to learn cynicism. Infant girls could teach it to them."
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
197. "Rien n'est tel que le dogme pour enfanter le rêve. Et rien n'est tel que le rêve pour engendrer l'avenir. Utopie aujourd'hui, chair et os demain."
Author: Victor Hugo
198. "O que me põe louco é a natureza dupla desta ninfeta - de todas as ninfetas, quiçá; esta mistura, na minha Lolita, de uma infantilidade terna e sonhadora com uma espécie de horripilante ordinarice, que provém das enfadonhas modelos fotográficas da publicidade e das revistas, com os seus narizinhos travessos..."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
199. "Thel is like a watry bow, and like a parting cloud,Like a reflection in a glass, like shadows in the water,Like dreams of infants, like a smile upon an infant's face,Like the dove's voice, like transient day, like music in the air.Ah! gentle may I lay me down, and gentle rest my head,And gentle sleep the sleep of death, and gentle hear the voiceOf him that walketh in the garden in the evening time."
Author: William Blake
200. "Hay muertes, y será mejor que entendáis algo: que mueren algunas personas que no deberían morir. Preparaos, pues. Esto no es un cuento infantil. A mí nadie me lo advirtió y la culpa fue mía (dentro de poco entenderéis por qué os lo digo), y el error fue mío, de manera que no quiero que os pase lo mismo. Mueren algunas personas que no deberían morir, y la razón es ésta: la vida no es justa. Olvidaos de todas las tonterías que os dicen vuestros padres. Acordaos de Morgenstern. Seréis mucho más felices."
Author: William Goldman

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