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251. "Nationalism is an infantile thing. It is the measles of mankind."
Author: Albert Einstein
252. "I have never grown out of the infantile belief that the universe was made for me to suck."
Author: Aleister Crowley
253. "Les enfants seuls savent ce qu'ils cherchent"
Author: Antoine De Saint Exupéry
254. "For my own part I would as soon be descended from that heroic little monkey, who braved his dreaded enemy in order to save the life of his keeper; or from that old baboon, who, descending from the mountains, carried away in triumph his young comrade from a crowd of astonished dogs—as from a savage who delights to torture his enemies, offers up bloody sacrifices, practices infanticide without remorse, treats his wives like slaves, knows no decency, and is haunted by the grossest superstitions."
Author: Charles Darwin
255. "I have a little boy, younger than you, who knows six Psalms by heart: and when you ask him which he would rather have, a gingerbread-nut to eat, or a verse of a Psalm to learn, he says: ‘Oh! the verse of a Psalm! angels sing Psalms,' says he; ‘I wish to be a little angel here below;' he then gets two nuts in recompense for his infant piety."
Author: Charlotte Brontë
256. "She had his dark hair, his lashes, and from the glimpse he had, she bore his eyes, as well. But the shape of her face, a perfect oval, was her mother's. She had Anais's cheeks. Anais's lovely mouth and proud chin. He kissed her chin, feeling the softest of fluttering against his cheek—baby's breath. There was nothing sweeter than the feel of an innocent child's breath against one's cheek—nothing more wondrous than knowing that the baby was your own flesh and blood.Mina stretched against him, yawning widely and throwing her arms up wide alongside her head. He laughed through his tears and reached for her little fist and brought it to his mouth, kissing her with such love he thought he would die of it. "You will consume me, little Mina, just as your mother has."-Linsay to his infant daughter."
Author: Charlotte Featherstone
257. "ON THE RETURN OF A BOOKLENT TO A FRIEND I GIVE humble and hearty thanks for the safe return of this book which having endured the perils of my friend's bookcase, and the bookcases of my friend's friends, now returns to me in reasonably good condition. I GIVE humble and hearty thanks that my friend did not see fit to give this book to his infant as a plaything, nor use it as an ash-tray for his burning cigar, nor as a teething-ring for his mastiff. WHEN I lent this book I deemed it as lost: I was resigned to the bitterness of the long parting: I never thought to look upon its pages again. BUT NOW that my book is come back to me, I rejoice and am exceeding glad! Bring hither the fatted morocco and let us rebind the volume and set it on the shelf of honour: for this my book was lent, and is returned again. PRESENTLY, therefore, I may return some of the books that I myself have borrowed."
Author: Christopher Morley
258. "My stories are my children. Some are sweet infants that I coddle and care for. Others are old enough now, they need to damn well get a job!"
Author: Christy Hall
259. "Who would deduce the dragonfly from the larva, the iris from the bud, the lawyer from the infant? ...We are all shape-shifters and magical reinventors. Life is really a plural noun, a caravan of selves."
Author: Diane Ackerman
260. "Once the mass of the defending infantry become possessed of low moral, the battle is as good as lost."
Author: Douglas Haig
261. "A generous intercourse of charity united the most distant provinces, and the smaller congregations were cheerfully assisted by the alms of their more opulent brethren. Such an institution, which paid less regard to the merit than to the distress of the object, very materially conduced to the progress of Christianity. The Pagans, who were actuated by a sense of humanity, while they derided the doctrines, acknowledged the benevolence of the new sect. The prospect of immediate relief and of future protection allured into its hospitable bosom many of those unhappy persons whom the neglect of the world would have abandonned to the miseries of want, of sickness, and of old age. There is some reason likewise to believe, that great numbers of infants, who, according to the inhuman practice of the times, had been exposed by their parents, were frequently rescued from death, baptised, educated, and maintained by the piety of the Christians, and at the expense of the public treasure."
Author: Edward Gibbon
262. "Ma vision de l'avenir est si précise que, si j'avais des enfants, je les étranglerais sur l'heure."
Author: Emil Cioran
263. "Sentados en sus culos alicorándose y viendo en la caja estúpida a veintidós adultos infantiles darle patadas a un balón."
Author: Fernando Vallejo
264. "…cuando la humanidad se sienta en sus culos ante un televisor a ver veintidós adultos infantiles dándole patadas a un balón no hay esperanzas…"
Author: Fernando Vallejo
265. "It is as great a crime to leave a woman alone in her agony and deny her relief from her suffering as it is to insist upon dulling the consciousness of a natural mother who desires above all things to be aware of the final reward of her efforts, whose ambition is to be present, in full possession of her senses, when the infant she already adores greets her with its first loud cry and the soft touch of its restless body upon her limbs."
Author: Grantly Dick Read
266. "The disciples of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidism, tell of a dream he had. In the dream, the very incarnation of the Evil Impulse appears in the form of a sinister heart. The Baal Shem Tov seizes the heart and pounds it furiously. He would destroy evil and redeem the world. As he pummels it, he hears an infant's sobbing emitted from the heart. He stops beating it. In the midst of evil is a voice of innocence; there is goodness entangled in evil."
Author: Harold Schulweis
267. "Il existe je ne sais quoi de grand et d'épouvantable dans le suicide. Les chutes d'une multitude de gens sont sans danger, comme celles des enfants qui tombent de trop bas pour se blesser; mais quand un grand homme se brise, il doit venir de bien haut, s'être élevé jusqu'aux cieux, avoir entrevu quelque paradis inaccessible. Implacables doivent être les ouragans qui le forcent à demander la paix de l'âme à la bouche d'un pistolet… Chaque suicide est un poème sublime de mélancolie."
Author: Honoré De Balzac
268. "Sombres, dites-vous? Mais posez-vous la question docteur : pourquoi tous les grands philosophes sont-ils sombres? Demandez-vous qui sont les gens satisfaits, rassurés et éternellement joyeux! Laissez-moi vous donner la réponse : ce sont ceux qui ont une mauvaise vue ? la populace et les enfants!"
Author: Irvin D. Yalom
269. "Le seul fait de rêver est déjà très important,Je vous souhaite des rêves à n'en plus finir,Et l'envie furieuse d'en réaliser quelques- uns,Je vous souhaite d'aimer ce qu'il faut aimer,Je vous souhaite d'oublier ce qu'il faut oublier,Je vous souhaite des chants d'oiseaux au réveil,Je vous souhaite des rires d'enfants,Je vous souhaite des silences,Je vous souhaite de résister à l'enlisement,À l'indifférence, aux vertus négatives de notre époque.Je vous souhaite surtout d'être vous."
Author: Jacques Brel
270. "Que ceux qui n'ont jamais eu peur d'avoir un enfant anormal lèvent la main. Personne n'a levé la main. Tout le monde y pense, comme on pense à un tremblement de terre, comme on pense à la fin du monde, quelque chose qui n'arrive qu'une fois. J'ai eu deux fins du monde."
Author: Jean Louis Fournier
271. "General: I attempted to take Williamsport yesterday, but found too large a force of infantry and artillery. After a long fight, I withdrew to this place."
Author: John Buford
272. "NOTHING HAS EVER LOOKED LIKE THAT EVER IN ALL OF HUMAN HISTORY," he said. His enthusiasm was adorable. I couldn't resist leaning over to kiss him on the cheek."Just so you know, I'm right here," Mom said. "Sitting next to you. Your mother. Who held your hand as you took your first infantile steps.""It's friendly," I reminded her, turning to kiss her on the cheek."Didn't feel too friendly," Gus mumbled just loud enough for me to hear. When surprised and excited and innocent Gus emerged from Grand Gesture Metaphorically Inclined Augustus, I literally could not resist."
Author: John Green
273. "The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants."
Author: Johnny Depp
274. "A world that is intellectually mature but morally infantile is on the road to ruin."
Author: Joshua Loth Liebman
275. "Mais ce que je ne savais pas, c'est qu'il n'est pas bon de laisser la mort se promener trop longtemps à visage découvert sur la terre. Je ne savais pas... Elle émeut, elle éveille la mort encore endormie au fond des autres, comme un enfant dans le ventre d'une femme. Et comme quand une femme rencontre une femme grosse - même si elle détourne la tête, tout au fond d'eux-mêmes, si l'on descendait, on les sentirait complices... Oui, c'est leur mort tout d'un coup qui bouge en eux."
Author: Julien Gracq
276. "Theology is not a private subject for theologians only. Nor is it a private subject for professors. Fortunately, there have always been pastors who have understood more about theology than most professors. Nor is theology a private subject of study for pastors. Fortunately, there have repeatedly been congregation members, and often whole congregations, who have pursued theology energetically while their pastors were theological infants or barbarians. Theology is a matter for the Church."
Author: Karl Barth
277. "I'm sorry, but were you dropped on your head as an infant?"
Author: Kathryn Stockett
278. "... la alegría infantil de sumergirse en una conversación inesperada con un completo desconocido para descubrirse, horas después -y bajo toneladas hipercalóricas de "¿leíste a tal?". "¡Sí! ¿Y leíste a tal?". "¡Sí! ¿Y leíste a tal?"-, pensando que ése, sí, es el comienzo de una gran amistad."
Author: Leila Guerriero
279. "As a man cannot lift a mountain, and as a kindly man cannot kill an infant, so a man living the Christian life cannot take part in deeds of violence. Of what value then to him are arguments about the imaginary advantages of doing what is morally impossible for him to do?"
Author: Leo Tolstoy
280. "La faim n'empêche pas les enfants de jouer."
Author: Marguerite Duras
281. "Mas o que quer dizer este poema? - perguntou-me alarmada a boa senhora.E o que quer dizer uma nuvem? - respondi triunfante.Uma nuvem - disse ela - umas vezes quer dizer chuva, outras vezes bom tempo..."
Author: Mario Quintana
282. "It used to be said, not so long ago, that every suicide gave Satan special pleasure. I don't think that's true—unless it isn't true either that the Devil is a gentleman. If the Devil has no class at all, then okay, I agree: He gets a bang out of suicide. Because suicide is a mess. As a subject for study, suicide is perhaps uniquely incoherent. And the act itself is without shape and without form. The human project implodes, contorts inward—shameful, infantile, writhing, gesturing. It's a mess in there."
Author: Martin Amis
283. "In actual fact. The manifold sexualities - those which appear with the different ages (sexualities of the infant or the child), those which become fixated on particular tastes or practices (the sexuality of the invert, the gerontophile, the fetishist), those which, in a diffuse manner, invest relationships (the sexuality of doctor and patient, teacher and student, psychiatrist and mental patient), those which haunt spaces (the sexuality of the home, the school, the prison)- all form the correlate of exact procedures of power."
Author: Michel Foucault
284. "« Pourquoi tu n'arrêtes pas ? » demanda Jed. Son père le regarda sans réagir, avec une expression d'incompréhension totale.« Je veux dire que tu as gagné pas mal d'argent. Tu pourrais certainement te retirer, profiter un peu de la vie. » Son père le fixait toujours, comme si les mots n'arrivaient pas à son esprit, ou qu'il ne parvenait pas à leur donner un sens, puis au bout d'au moins une minute il demande : « Mais qu'est-ce que je ferais ? », et sa voix était celle d'un enfant égaré."
Author: Michel Houellebecq
285. "I give you my word that, until I started to tramp the place with this child, I never had a notion that it was such a difficult job restoring a son to his parents. How kidnappers ever get caught is a mystery to me. I searched Marvis Bay like a bloodhound, but nobody came forward to claim the infant. You would have thought, from the lack of interest in him, that he was stopping there all by himself in a cottage of his own."
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
286. "Come se nel cuore della natura di uno scrittore ci fosse la purezza. Il cielo aiuti un simile scrittore! Come se Joyce non avesse annusato oscenamente le mutande di Nora. Come se nell'anima di Dostoevskij non avesse mai bisbigliato Svidrigailov. Nel cuore della natura di uno scrittore c'è il capriccio. Curiosità, fissazioni, isolamento, veleno, feticismo, austerità, leggerezza, perplessità, infantilismo eccetera. Il naso nella cucitura di un indumento intimo: ecco la natura dello scrittore. L'impurità."
Author: Philip Roth
287. "Des années après que mon frère avait déserté ma chambre, après avoir mis en terre tous ceux qui m'étaient chers, j'offrai enfin à Simon la sépulture à laquelle il n'avait jamais eu droit. Il allait y dormir, en compagnie des enfants qui avaient connu son destin, sur cette page portant sa photo, ses dates si rapprochées et son nom, dont l'orthographe différait si peu du mien. Ce livre serait sa tombe."
Author: Philippe Grimbert
288. "Ce mot d'amour était sublime d'enfantillage. Et, quelles que soient les passions que j'éprouve dans la suite, jamais ne sera plus possible l'émotion adorable de voir une fille de dix-neuf ans pleurer parce qu'elle se trouve trop vieille."
Author: Raymond Radiguet
289. "Isaac Asimov's remark about the infantilism of pseudoscience is just as applicable to religion: 'Inspect every piece of pseudoscience and you will find a security blanket, a thumb to suck, a skirt to hold.' It is astonishing, moreover, how many people are unable to understand that 'X is comforting' does not imply 'X is true'."
Author: Richard Dawkins
290. "Synchronize watches at oh six hundred' says the infantry captain, and each of his huddled lieutenants finds respite from fear in the act of bringing two tiny pointers into jeweled alignment while tons of heavy artillery go fluttering overhead: the prosaic, civilian-looking dial of the watch has restored, however briefly, an illusion of personal control. Good, it counsels, looking tidily up from the hairs and veins of each terribly vulnerable wrist; fine: so far, everything's happening right on time."
Author: Richard Yates
291. "Warren is stuck in Sunday School-level, pretheological fundamentalism. It is religious infantilism of the kind that Freud to conclude that religion is nothing more than neurotic wishful thinking and the refusal to grow up. I believe there is a good bit more to religion than that, but I'm afraid Freud was right about Warrenism. It is a pinata, made of brightly colored paper, filled with sweet candy, and too easily knocked apart."
Author: Robert M. Price
292. "The sheer size too, the excessive abundance, scale, and exaggeration of dreams could be an infantile characteristic. The most ardent wish of children is to grow up and get as big a share of everything as the grown-ups; they are hard to satisfy; do not know the meaning of ‘enough."
Author: Sigmund Freud
293. "Si, bien avant la puberté, et parfois même dès sa toute petite enfance, elle nous apparaît déjà comme sexuellement specifiée, ce n'est pas que de mystérieux instincts immédiatement la vouent à la passivité, à la coquetterie, à la maternité, c'est que lintervention d'autrui dans la vie de l'enfant et presque originelle et que dès ses premières années sa vocation lui est impérieusement insufflée."
Author: Simone De Beauvoir
294. "The Kantian imperative to have the courage to think for oneself has involved a contemptuous disregard for the resources of tradition and an infantile view of authority as inherently oppressive."
Author: Terry Eagleton
295. "The Man He KilledHad he and I but met By some old ancient inn,We should have set us down to wet Right many a nipperkin! But ranged as infantry, And staring face to face,I shot at him as he at me, And killed him in his place. I shot him dead because— Because he was my foe,Just so: my foe of course he was; That's clear enough; although He thought he'd 'list, perhaps, Off-hand like—just as I—Was out of work—had sold his traps— No other reason why. Yes; quaint and curious war is! You shoot a fellow downYou'd treat, if met where any bar is, Or help to half a crown."
Author: Thomas Hardy
296. "Tu sais, le moment révolutionnaire - j'ai essayé de l'expliquer de différentes manières - est un moment exaltant parce que c'est quelque chose de nouveau pour lequel on peut s'engager. Je l'ai dit de la façon la plus simple que j'aie pu trouver : "La révolution est comme un enfant : il est tout mignon quand il naît, mais il est possible que, dix ans plus tard, il devienne con, bossu et méchant." De la même manière, quand elle naît, la Révolution est fascinante, car elle promet la nouveauté. Imagine : si aujourd'hui, en Italie, arrivait un Savonarole, ou une Jeanne d'Arc disant : "Allez, renonçons à tout, mangeons deux fois moins !", les gens n'hésiteraient pas une seconde, Folco. Un jeune sur deux aujourd'hui serait heureux de jeter son téléphone portable dans le lac pour avoir quelque chose de mieux. Mais, plus tard, on se rendrait compte que le portable était utile, que le lac est pollué... Ainsi va la vie... (p. 255)"
Author: Tiziano Terzani
297. "Tu es grand quand tu trouves ton plaisir dans le ciel bleu, dans le chevreuil, dans la rosée, dans la musique, dans la danse, quand tu admires tes enfants qui grandissent, la beauté du corps de ta femme ou de ton mari; quand tu te rends au planétarium pour étudier les astres, quand tu lis à la bibliothèque ce que d'autres hommes et femmes ont écrit sur la vie."
Author: Wilhelm Reich
298. "Thou shalt lie down With patriarchs of the infant world,—with kings, The powerful of the earth,—the wise, the good, 35Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past, All in one mighty sepulchre. The hills Rock-ribbed and ancient as the sun; the vales Stretching in pensive quietness between; The venerable woods—rivers that move 40In majesty, and the complaining brooks That make the meadows green; and, poured round all, Old Ocean's gray and melancholy waste,— Are but the solemn decorations all Of the great tomb of man!"
Author: William Cullen Bryant
299. "The infant is ten and he stays,"
Author: William Goldman
300. "Within the infant rind of this small flowerPoison hath residence and medicine power.For this, being smelt, with that part cheers each part;Being tasted, stays all senses with the heart.Two such opposèd kings encamp them still,In man as well as herbs—grace and rude will. And where the worser is predominant,Full soon the canker death eats up that plant.(Inside the little rind of this weak flower, there is both poison and powerful medicine. If you smell it, you feel good all over your body. But if you taste it, you die. There are two opposite elements in everything, in men as well as in herbs—good and evil. When evil is dominant, death soon kills the body like cancer.)"
Author: William Shakespeare

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