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1. "Sadly, at a time when so much sophisticated cultural criticism by hip intellectuals from diverse locations extols a vision of cultural hybridity, border crossing, subjectivity constructed out of plurality, the vast majority of folks in this society still believe in a notion of identity that is rooted in a sense of essential traits and characteristics that are fixed and static."
Author: Bell Hooks
2. "I don't campaign for the end of the aristocracy or the upper classes; I don't really want to destroy anything at all. I just want more plurality."
Author: Caitlin Moran
3. "Chaos: it has no plural."
Author: Carlos Fuentes
4. "It's a curious thing in American life that the most abject nonsense will be excused if the utterer can claim the sanction of religion. A country which forbids an established church by law is prey to any denomination. The best that can be said is that this is pluralism of a kind."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
5. "Nixon's full term was one of the most successful in U.S. history, which is why he was re-elected by the largest plurality in the country's history."
Author: Conrad Black
6. "Where there is true variety, there will be inevitable 'inequality' - that is simply the result of human nature and the pluralism that defines us as a people."
Author: Cory Bernardi
7. "Thus a plurality of gods could not constitute an alternative to or contradiction of the unity of God; they still would not belong to the same ontological frame of reference as he."
Author: David Bentley Hart
8. "Truth is singular and lies are plural, but history - the facts of what happened is both immutable and mostly unknowable."
Author: David Carr
9. "I could have been hanging out with my friends, but most of them were hanging out with their families or their Wiis. (Wiis? Wiii? What is the plural?)"
Author: David Levithan
10. "In the future, instead of striving to be right at a high cost, it will be more appropriate to be flexible and plural at a lower cost. If you cannot accurately predict the future then you must flexibly be prepared to deal with various possible futures."
Author: Edward De Bono
11. "Las representaciones dadas por la sensación y la intuición son, según su contenido, algo plural, y tambiénlo son igualmente según su forma, es decir, por la exterioridad recíprocade la sensibilidad en sus dos formas, espacio y tiempo, las cuales encuanto formas (o lo universal) del intuir son ellas mismas a priori. Esoplural del sensar e intuir es conducido a identidad, a una conexión originaria,en tanto que el yo lo refiere a sí mismo y lo une a sí en tanto concienciauna (apercepción pura). Las maneras determinadas de ese referirson los conceptos puros del entendimiento, las categorías."
Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
12. "Science is imagination in the service of the verifiable truth, and that service is indeed communal. It cannot be rigidly planned. Rather, it requires freedom and courage and the plural contributions of many different kinds of people who must maintain their individuality while giving to the group."
Author: Gerald Edelman
13. "Men in plural […] can experience meaningfulness only because they can talk with and make sense to each other and themselves."
Author: Hannah Arendt
14. "The possible redemption from the predicament of irreversibility--of being unable to undo what one has done--is the faculty of forgiving. The remedy for unpredictability, for the chaotic uncertainty of the future, is contained in the faculty to make and keep promises. Both faculties depend upon plurality, on the presence and acting of others, for no man can forgive himself and no one can be bound by a promise made only to himself."
Author: Hannah Arendt
15. "The capitalist empires, with their affirmations of sacrifice for the free world, of defence of private enterprise, of safeguarding order from subversion and chaos, are in fact defending their political prestige and the economic interests arising from it; they are indeed at the service of economic power and the international trusts. The socialist empires for their part are hard and intransigent, they do not allow pluralism, they impose dialectical materialism, demand blind obedience to the party, set up a regime of total and permanent insecurity and fear, just like the fascist dictatorships of the extreme right."
Author: Hélder Câmara
16. "If the private sectors are about markets and the public sectors are about governments, then the plural sector is about communities."
Author: Henry Mintzberg
17. "The true victory is the victory for democracy and pluralism."
Author: Hosni Mubarak
18. "What matters is not the enclosure of the work within a harmonious figure, but the centrifugal force produced by it -- a plurality of language as a guarantee of a truth that is not merely partial."
Author: Italo Calvino
19. "He stepped to her again, laid his lips on her brow. "But I want children with you, my lovely Eve. One day.""One day being far, far in the future. Like, I don't know, say a decade when...Hold on. Children is plural."He eased back, grinned. "Why, so it is--nothing slips by my canny cop.""You really think if I ever actually let you plant something in me--they're like aliens in there, growing little hands and feet." She shuddered. "Creepy. If I ever did that, popped a kid out--which I think is probably as pleasant a process as having your eyeballs pierced by burning, poisonous sticks, I'd say, 'Whoopee, let's do this again?' Have you recently suffered head trauma?""Not to my knowledge.""Could be coming. Any second."
Author: J.D. Robb
20. "(...) The new nine muses, Commerce, Operatic Music, Amor, Publicity, Manufacture, Liberty of Specch, Plural Voting, Gastronomy, Private Hygiene, Seaside Concert Entertainments, Painless Obstetrics and Astronomy for the People."
Author: James Joyce
21. "Odd choice of a word, isn't it? Fish is either singular, or plural. Imagine my surprise when I walked in the study and found not one fish in a tiny fish bowl, but an entire aquarium."She practically vibrated for the need to fight. "Otto was lonely and you were practicing animal cruelty. He was too isolated. Now, he has friends and a place to swim." "Yes, nice little tunnels and rocks and algae to play hide and seek with his buddies."
Author: Jennifer Probst
22. "Media, the plural of mediocrity."
Author: Jimmy Breslin
23. "Over against the challenges of pluralism, we are to be a community of truth, standing up for the uniqueness of Jesus Christ. Over against the challenge of materialism, we are to be a community of simplicity and pilgrimage. Over against the challenge of relativism, we are to be a community of obedience. Over the challenge of narcissism, we are to be a community of love."
Author: John Stott
24. "Like a work of art, we exceed our materials. Science needs art to frame the mystery, but art needs science so that not everything is a mystery. Neither truth alone is our solution, for our reality exists in plural"
Author: Jonah Lehrer
25. "En la memoria de Polonio la palabra nadien se había clavado, insólita, singular, como si fuese la suma de un número infinito de significaciones. Nadien, este plural triste. De nadie era la culpa, del destino, de la vida, de la pinche suerte, de nadien."
Author: José Revueltas
26. "I really must tell you, I have never been a thespian.'Harriet waved this off like a gnat. 'That is what is so wonderful about my plays. Anyone can enjoy himself.'...'I am *not* playing a frog.' His eyes narrowed wickedly. 'Unless you [Anne] do, too.''There is only one frog in the play,' Harriet said blithely.'But isn't the title The Marsh of the Frogs?' he asked, even though he should have known better. 'Plural?' Good Lord, the entire conversation was making him dizzy.'That's the irony,' Harriet said, and Daniel managed to stop himself just before he asked her what she meant by that (because it fulfilled no definition of irony *he'd* ever heard)."
Author: Julia Quinn
27. "Remember: Y'all is singular. All y'all is plural. All y'all's is plural possessive."
Author: Kinky Friedman
28. "When we sing, I am one of many, and the individual me evaporates. I am one of 23 university choir members. Not a professor. Not an American. Not a 46-year-old in the midst of twentysomethings. Not a woman trying to outpace the aspects of self she has yet to make oeace with. I am simply what we all are--another voice, a set of lungs, some vocal chords and someone who finds joy and comfort in singing. But when the music stops, so does the we. The union dissolves. The silence transforms first person plural into first person singular."
Author: Laura Kelly
29. "In my experience, cooking shows make the best language learning material. You see the items, they mostly use 1st person plural and you get to learn how to cook something new to boot!"
Author: Leslie Dean Brown
30. "World is crazier and more of it than we think,Incorrigibly plural. I peel and portionA tangerine and spit the pips and feelThe drunkenness of things being various."
Author: Louis MacNeice
31. "For any true stickler, you see, the sight of the plural word "Book's" with an apostrophe in it will trigger a ghastly private emotional process similar to the stages of bereavement, though greatly accelerated. First there is shock. Within seconds, shock gives way to disbelief, disbelief to pain, and pain to anger. Finally (and this is where the analogy breaks down), anger gives way to a righteous urge to perpetrate an act of criminal damage with the aid of a permanent marker."
Author: Lynne Truss
32. "To become self-aware, people must be allowed to hear a plurality of opinions and then make up their own minds. They must be allowed to say, write and publish whatever they want. Freedom of expression is the most basic, but fundamental, right. Without it, human beings are reduced to automatons."
Author: Ma Jian
33. "The plural of anecdote is not data."
Author: Marc Bekoff
34. "Uma sociedade plural é muito melhor do que uma sociedade em que todos pensam igual. Sem divergências, nada evolui - nem o pensamento, nem o país."
Author: Martha Medeiros
35. "Commercial agriculture can survive within pluralistic American society, as we know it - if the farm is rebuilt on some of the values with which it is popularly associated: conservation, independence, self-reliance, family, and community. To sustain itself, commercial agriculture will have to reorganize its social and economic structure as well as its technological base and production methods in a way that reinforces these values."
Author: Marty Strange
36. "Government is defined as a right manner of disposing things so as to lead not to the form of the common good, as the jurists' texts would have said, but to an end which is 'convenient' for each of the things that are to governed. This implies a plurality of specific aims: for instance, government will have t ensure that the greatest possible quantity of wealth is produced, that the people are provided with sufficient means of subsistence, that the population in enabled to multiply, etc. There is a whole series of specific finalities, then, which become the objective of government as such. In order to achieve these various finalities, things be disposed - and this term, [i] dispose [/i], is important because with sovereignity the instrument that allowed it to achieve its aim - that is to say, obedience to the laws - was the law itself; law and sovereignity were absolutely inseparable."
Author: Michel Foucault
37. "Pîna la ea, femeia fusese pentru mine o pluralitate, de la ea încoace femeia deveni unica si o chema cu numele ei."
Author: Mihail Drumeş
38. "When they – I cannot bring myself to use the first-person plural in this instance."
Author: Nick Hornby
39. "The introduction of political pluralism often quickly led to bad results."
Author: Omar Bongo
40. "Thus, the forces and value systems that are most threatened by this shift are becoming the most coherent and are rising to the top as minority or plurality powers. But they do not represent either the shift, the change, or the future."
Author: Paul Hawken
41. "The day when a Frenchman switches from the formality of vous to the familiarity of tu is a day to be taken seriously. It is an unmistakable signal that he has decided - after weeks or months or sometimes years - that he likes you. It would be chulish and unfriendly of you not to return the compliment. And so, just when you are at last feeling comfortable with vous and all the plurals that go with it, you are thrust headlong in to the singular world of tu."
Author: Peter Mayle
42. "What should be targeted is a concept of organic, and not just mechanic, democracy that preserves the rule of law, separation of powers, and that is participatory and pluralistic."
Author: Recep Tayyip Erdogan
43. "The modern state does not comprehend how anyone can be guided by something other than itself. In its eyes pluralism is treason."
Author: Richard M. Weaver
44. "The first conversation began awkwardly, although Espinoza had been expecting Pelletier's call, as if both men found it difficult to say what sooner or later the would have to say. The first twenty minutes were tragic in tone, with the word fate used ten times and the word friendship twenty-four times. Liz Norton's name was spoken fifty times, nine of them in vain. The word Paris was said seven times, Madrid, eight. The word love was spoken twice, once by each man. The word horror was spoken six times and the word happiness once (by Espinoza). The word solution was said twelve times. The word solipsism seven times. The world euphemism ten times. The word category, in the singular and the plural, nine times. The word structuralism once (Pelletier). The term American literature three times. The words dinner or eating or breakfast or sandwich nineteen times. The words eyes or hands or hair fourteen times. The the conversation proceeded more smoothly."
Author: Roberto Bolaño
45. "In a pluralistic culture . . . every individual must create a private mythological system. I must discover within myself the Garden of Eden from which I am exiled and the New Jeruselem toward which I am journeying. And must bear the burden of being my own redeemer, my own Christ."
Author: Sam Keen
46. "Look at the kind of people who most object to the childishness and cheapness of celebrity culture. Does one really want to side with such apoplectic and bombastic bores? I should know, I often catch myself being one, and it isn't pretty. I will defend the absolute value of Mozart over Miley Cyrus, of course I will, but we should be wary of false dichotomies. You do not have to choose between one or the other. You can have both. The human cultural jungle should be as varied and plural as the Amazonian rainforest. We are all richer for biodiversity. We may decide that a puma is worth more to us than a caterpillar, but surely we can agree that the habitat is all the better for being able to sustain each. Monocultures are uninhabitably dull and end as deserts."
Author: Stephen Fry
47. "Terror will crash down on us if we fail to understand that a pluralistic society requires the personal and daily commitment of every citizen."
Author: Tariq Ramadan
48. "Our pluralist society must provide its citizens with the tools to understand religions, their symbols and their practices."
Author: Tariq Ramadan
49. "And I liked pluralist Australia. I got a taste for pluralist Australia. I like, I like Australians and I can't believe that they're going to go to hell because they tell a good dirty joke, you know."
Author: Thomas Keneally
50. "The stubborn of a captive mentality can be clearly seen in the formulation of national development plans in most developing nations where the fundamental meaning and criteria of knowledge and development, modernization and reform, progress and change, happiness, tolerance, pluralism and their respective antonyms - such as under-development and corruption - are all derived from Western frameworks. Sometimes the strangest phenomenon surfaces - such as when the methodology of understanding and teaching indigenous religions is regarded as being uncritical and less objective if it does not utilize the methods developed by Western scholars in the understanding and teaching Western religions and religious texts."
Author: Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud

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