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1. "Rush has never been a spontaneous group. We may be spontaneous in our writing, we may be spontaneous as individuals in our day to day lives... certainly I think am and always have been, but I think when it comes to Rush and our presentation of our music it's quite controlled."
Author: Alex Lifeson
2. "You are consciousness temporarily housed in flesh. While this is understood by many spiritual traditions, western science has inverted the process such that self-awareness is posited as miraculously arising in organisms when they evolve to a certain degree of complexity. How consciousness spontaneously arises from inert matter is never explained; and indeed can never be. For you are consciousness first and foremost, cloaked for a time in physical form."
Author: Alexander
3. "Life with Ilona was invariably lived on two levels, or rather in two simultaneous and parallel directions. On the one hand, your feet were always on the ground, you were always intelligently but not obsessively alert to what each day offered in response to the routine question of surviving. On the other hand, imagination and unbounded fantasy suggested a spontaneous and unexpected sequence of scenarios that were always aimed at the radical subversion of every law ever written or established. This was a permanent, organic, rigorous subversion that never permitted travel on the beaten path, the road preferred by most people, the traditional patterns that offer protection to those whom Ilona, without emphasis or pride but without any concessions either, would call "the others."
Author: Álvaro Mutis
4. "When describing children with Down's Syndrome, he called a child 'heart spontaneous'."
Author: Andrew Solomon
5. "..the best strategy for giving is a two-fold approach: a basic plan combined with a willingness to consider spontaneous giving when unique opportunities arise."
Author: Andy Stanley
6. "So far, she'd been her usual lame self: solitary and routine-loving, carefully avoiding any path that might lead to spontaneous human interaction.Lena Kaligaris"
Author: Ann Brashares
7. "Spontaneity has its time and its place."
Author: Arthur Frank Burns
8. "Any time a writer thinks he has all the answers to how someone should talk or react or end a scene, it's a spontaneity-killer."
Author: Bruce Campbell
9. "The event of falling in love is of such a nature that we are right to reject as intolerable the idea that it should be transitory. In one high bound it has overleaped the massive of our selfhood; it has made appetite itself altruistic, tossed personal happiness aside as a triviality and planted the interests of another in the centre of our being. Spontaneously and without effort we have fulfilled the law (towards one person) by loving our neighbour as ourselves. It is an image, a foretaste, of what we must become to all if Love Himself rules in us without a rival. It is even (well used) a preparation for that."
Author: C.S. Lewis
10. "Whatever else humanism is, it is emphatically not a movement towards freedom and expansion. It is the impulse of men who feel themselves simple, rustic, and immature, towards sophistication, urbanity, and ripeness. In a word, it is the most complete opposite we can find to the Romantic desire for the primitive and the spontaneous."
Author: C.S. Lewis
11. "Non era stata mia intenzione amarlo, e avevo fatto di tutto per estirpare dal mio animo i germi dell'amore che vi avevo scovato; e ora, non appena l'avevo rivisto, essi risorgevano spontaneamente più forti e più gagliardi! Anche senza che lo guardassi si faceva amare."
Author: Charlotte Brontë
12. "The Colorman slid off the morgue slab to the cold floor. Bullets pooped from his wounds and plopped on the stone as he limped naked around the room looking for something to wear. All the dead were either naked, too ripe, or too tall for him to use their clothes, so he settled on a white mortician's coat that trailed out behind him as he went. The morgue attendant pretended not to see him as he passed, figuring that a spontaneous reanimation would require paperwork that he did not wish to fill out."
Author: Christopher Moore
13. "Mom?" I say as I slip on my boots. "I know you were only eighteen when you met Dad. I mean, that's really young to meet the person you spend the rest of your life with. Do you ever regret it?"She doesn't answer immediately. Instead, she lies back on my bed and clasps her hands behind her head, pondering my question."I've never regretted it. Questioned it? Sure. But never regretted.""Is there a difference?" I ask."Absolutely. Regret is counterproductive. It's looking back on a past that you can't change. Questioning things as they occur can prevent regret in the future. I questioned a lot about my relationship with your father. People make spontaneous decisions based on of their hearts all the time. There's so much more to relationships than just love."
Author: Colleen Hoover
14. "I came together with younger musicians and tried to pass on my own experiences. In the process, I always tried to maintain my curiosity and spontaneity."
Author: Dietrich Fischer Dieskau
15. "His [Lord Peter's] long, amiable face looked as if it had generated spontaneously from his top hat, as white maggots breed from Gorgonzola."
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
16. "Real laughter is spontaneous. Like water from the spring it bubbles forth a creation of mingled action and spontaneity - two magic potions in themselves - the very essence of laughter - the unrestrained emotion within us!"
Author: Douglas Fairbanks
17. "Significa che voglio che accetti di abbandonarti spontaneamente a me, in tutto."
Author: E.L. James
18. "Nada desejar e nada recear... Não se abandonar a uma esperança - nem a um desapontamento. Tudo aceitar o que vem e o que foge, com a tranquilidade com que se acolhem as naturais mudanças de dias agrestes e de dias suaves."
Author: Eça De Queirós
19. "I find that the majority of the actors I've worked with are extremely sensitive people and very spontaneous people. That's why I always say I'll never date an actor, because they're in love with you one day and the next day they're not."
Author: Ellen Muth
20. "Coleciono ínfimos e extremos num álbum de adesivos onde passado e futuro, pontas opostas da mesma fita curvam-se em laço sobre o embrulho do presente."
Author: Filipe Russo
21. "Humanity cannot lift itself by its own bootstraps; there is no such thing as spontaneous generation; life does not come from crystals; poetry does not come from donkeys; international peace does not come from wars; social justice does not come from selfishness. With all our knowledge of chemistry we cannot make a human life in our laboratories because we lack the unifying, vivifying principal of a soul which comes only from God. Life is not a push from below; it is a gift from above. It is not the result of the necessary ascent of man but the loving descent of God."
Author: Fulton J. Sheen
22. "I was just thinking... isn't it lucky that we decided to become co-editors? If one takes a blow to the head, the other can fill in. If the other's lung spontaneoulsy collapses, the one can fill in. It's a perfect system once you think about it."~Will Landsman"
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
23. "What the times demand, and in an unprecedented fashion, is that one be--not seem--outrageous, independent, anarchical. That one be thoroughly disciplined--as a means of being spontaneous. That one resist at whatever cost the fearful pressures placed on one to lie about one's own experience. For in the same way that the writer scarcely ever had a more uneasy time, he has never been needed more."
Author: James Baldwin
24. "An apple could make you laugh: You are so charming. On our lunch, we find our way along the crowded boulevard. You stop abruptly and pluck two green apples from someone selling them on the street. You look at them and decide they are in love, these two apples. You make them whisper to one another. You make them dance: The kinds of dances they do are dainty. spontaneous. At the end of the dancing, the apples get marries in a little ceremony. After the two apples kiss, you and I laugh. It'll be okay going for the two apples, they will get on fine, anyone can tell. Together, we walk back to the office and hate each other for how easily we can laugh about this."
Author: Joe Meno
25. "The finger of the atheists' own divinity, Reason, wrote on the wall the appalling judgments that there is no God; that the universe is only matter in spontaneous motion; and, most grievous word of all, that what men call their souls die with the death of the body, as music dies when the strings are broken."
Author: John Lothrop Motley
26. "Apartheid does not happen spontaneously, like bad weather conditions."
Author: Jonathan Kozol
27. "He got to know me, not with the minuteness with which I knew him, but with his spontaneous conclusions. He talked about everyone and defined them, but I had the privilege of being the only one in whom he discovered new facets, the only one to whom he addressed questions from the soul, the only one he examined and in whom he found what they never gave him, but he was frightened by the discovery. The two of us were filled with fear that night, the only night, when we again closed what we'd opened, as if we'd never seen it."
Author: Jorge Franco
28. "We spontaneously relate to ourselves and the world by means of the technical object."
Author: Lars Fr. H. Svendsen
29. "Never will the doctrine of spontaneous generation recover from the mortal blow struck by this simple experiment."
Author: Louis Pasteur
30. "Não podia tirar os olhos daquela criatura de quatorze anos, alta, forte e cheia, apertada em um vestido de chita, meio desbotado. Os cabelos grossos, feitos em duas tranças, com as pontas atadas uma à outra, à moda do tempo, desciam-lhe pelas costas. Morena, olhos claros e grandes, nariz reto e comprido, tinha a boca fina e o queixo largo. As mãos, a despeito de alguns ofícios rudes, eram curadas com amor, não cheiravam a sabões finos nem águas de toucador, mas com água do poço e sabão comum trazia-as sem mácula. Calçava sapatos de duraque, rasos e velhos, a que ela mesma dera alguns pontos."
Author: Machado De Assis
31. "I had acting teachers, and one of the things that was encouraged was to keep it fresh, to be spontaneous. That's the magic of film often."
Author: Matt Dillon
32. "I've always found that acting has been quite a hard thing to pre-manage because so much of it is spontaneous and the circumstances so uncontrolled."
Author: Max Minghella
33. "Todos os que têm uma vida difícil, que são esmagados pela miséria, privados de todos os direitos, submetidos aos ricos e lacaios destes, todos, todo o povo deve ir ao encontro dos homens que por ele morrem nas prisões, que são torturados e mortos. Eles apontam a todos, sem fazerem caso dos seus interesses pessoais, o caminho da felicidade, eles não procuram enganar os outros: dizem que é um caminho difícil e não arrastam ninguém à força, mas logo que estivermos com eles, não somos capazes de deixá-los mais, porque vemos que têm razão, que esse caminho é belo e que não há outro."
Author: Maxim Gorky
34. "It is above all the valorizing of the present that requires emphasizing. The simple fact of existing, of living in time, can comprise a religious dimension. This dimension is not always obvious, since sacrality is in a sense camouflaged in the immediate, in the "natural" and the everyday. The joy of life discovered by the Greeks is not a profane type of enjoyment: it reveals the bliss of existing, of sharing — even fugitively — in the spontaneity of life and the majesty of the world. Like so many others before and after them, the Greeks learned that the surest way to escape from time is to exploit the wealth, at first sight impossible to suspect, of the lived instant."
Author: Mircea Eliade
35. "Humans have a sense of spontaneity and emotion. We have a dichotomy between grief and happiness."
Author: Morena Baccarin
36. "Com o Jaí foi mais rápido, nas emoções contidas dele, modo de falar dos professorados todos dele, aí a JuízaMeritíssima aproveitou pra entender algumas coisas do presente, porque vistas bem as coisas, aquela sessão tava mais radicada nos passados, que é também o modo e a maneira das pessoas viverem a vida, muadiê, num sei se já reparaste, mas isso do presente é uma só armadilha, coisa de poucos valores reais, pois o que se faz é sempre ir perguntando no futuro o que ele nos vai dar, voltar no presente, fazer as contas rápidas e espreitar no passado, outras vezes parecidas, se foi assim mesmo como o futuro está prometer, ou não é, avilo?, pra mim é tudo a mesma rede: pontas dela são os dias, bóias dela são os passados, atirar rede na água são os futuros e o peixe, o peixe? – o peixe vindouro somos nós mesmo, apanhados nas correntes marítimas do presente. Falei bonito, muadiê?"
Author: Ondjaki
37. "Spontaneity is a meticulously prepared art"
Author: Oscar Wilde
38. "Now an extraordinary and helpful fact is that by making Mind the object of our attention, not only does the serenity which is its nature begin to well up of its own accord but its steady unchanging character itself helps spontaneously to repel all disturbing thoughts."
Author: Paul Brunton
39. "Every organized religion holds that certain behaviors, rituals, personalities, places, and/or books are sacred. These organized teachings are proper in their own place, but they are mere options for the one infused with devotion. To such a one, God is direct and spontaneous, providing him with an immediate source of guidance and direction. His relationship with God is not mediated through anyone or anything. (104)"
Author: Prem Prakash
40. "Thus drivers inching southward will see the phalanx of birds heading west as one spontaneous gesture."
Author: Rae Armantrout
41. "Speaking of which, about assuming you had a condom—I just meant that you, with your experience, would be prepared for responsible sex, even if it were on the fly. An intelligent man is prepared for spontaneity."
Author: Roberta Pearce
42. "The F word turns me on, she whispered. The F word?FoodHe threw back his head and laughed. It rumbled up out of his chest and felt so good it startled him. For the first time in years,his laughter was spontaneous. It wasn`t tinged with bitterness and cynicism."
Author: Sandra Brown
43. "About a third of the way through the course, one of the runners fell. The crowd gasped. But, amazingly, with utter spontaneity, the rest of the runners stopped in their tracks. They stopped and looked back at the one who had fallen. One by one they turned around and slowly made their way back to help the fallen runner. They pulled him to his feet and the race continued with everyone running arm in arm to the finish line. They all finished the race together. All of those runners could see themselves in the one who fell."
Author: Sean Covey
44. "I'm not dead yet. It's all good. (Omari)Good. That whole spontaneous combustion thing can be a real buzzkill. Ruins your clothes, too. (Nero)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
45. "There is a famous saying: "If the mind is not contrived, it is spontaneously blissful, just as water, when not agitated, is by nature transparent and clear"."
Author: Sogyal Rinpoche
46. "Where is this universe? This is also within you. At the time of birth the child reflects the world and lives within it. This reflection is spontaneous and for this reason the man cannot realize it."
Author: Sri Jibankrishna Or Diamond
47. "I'm the kind of person who just can't wait to get on a train and not know where I'm going. I definitely want to live life to the fullest. And that's the type of man I'm attracted to - somebody with that spontaneous spirit."
Author: Summer Altice
48. "The past has given us much too many bad answers for us not to see that the mistakes were in the questions themselves. There is no need to choose between the fetishism of spontaneity and the organization control; between the "come one, come all" of activist networks and the discipline of hierarchy; between acting desperately now and waiting desperately for later; between bracketing that which is to be lived and experimented in the name of paradise that seems more and more like a hell the longer it is put off and flogging the dead horse of how planting carrots is enough to leave this nightmare."
Author: The Invisible Committee
49. "For me, it's really day to day. I don't really plan ahead and I like to be excited about what I'm wearing. Being on the road all the time, it's various articles of clothing that keep me inspired and feeling good. A fun or beautiful thing to wear can change your day. I think spontaneity and not adhering to any narrow styles keep me happy."
Author: Victoria Legrand
50. "The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set-up by the non-dreamers"
Author: William S. Burroughs

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