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1. "Olympia thinks often about desire - desire that stops the breath, that causes a preoccupied pause in the midst of uttering a sentence - and how it may upend a life and threaten to dissolve the soul."
Author: Anita Shreve
2. "I can't be a spokesman for anything other than my own concerns. I have to be free to wrestle with my own preoccupations, and if I'm bringing any political awareness to that process, that mitigates my freedom."
Author: Ayad Akhtar
3. "In my own pursuit of God, I often became preoccupied with ME! It was easy to think that being constantly aware of my faults and weakness was humility. It's not! If I'm the main subject, talking incessantly about my weaknesses, I have entered into the most subtle form of pride."
Author: Bill Johnson
4. "Make your own worlds. Make your own laws. Make your own creations, your own star systems. Don't feel answerable to anyone, or as though you have to create after some preordained model. You don't have to write like myself, or King or Anne Rice: be yourself. Nothing is more wonderful than discovering a new voice, particularly if it happens to be your own."
Author: Clive Barker
5. "HISTORIA RADICALMENTE CONCENTRADA DE LA ERA POSTINDUSTRIALCuando fueron presentados, él hizo un comentario ingenioso porque quería caer bien. Ella soltó una risotada estrepitosa porque quería caer bien. Luego los dos cogieron sus coches y se fueron solos a sus casas, mirando fijamente la carretera, con la misma mueca en la cara.Al hombre que los había presentado no le caía demasiado bien ninguno de los dos, pero fingía que sí porque le preocupaba mucho tener buenas relaciones con todo el mundo. Después de todo, nunca se sabe, ¿verdad que no? ¿Verdad? ¿Verdad?"
Author: David Foster Wallace
6. "-¿Cómo andan? -preguntó, pretendiendo demostrar cierta despreocupación.-¿Quiénes? ¿Te refieres a Brianna y Roger?.-¿A qué otros, si no? -dijo, dejando a un lado sus pretensiones-. ¿Vatodo bien entre ellos?.-Creo que sí. Se están acostumbrando de nuevo el uno al otro.-¿ Lo hacen?.-Sí -dije, mirando de reojo a la cabaña--Roger acaba de vomitar en la falda de Brianna."
Author: Diana Gabaldon
7. "I hadn't spent so much time in bemused contemplation of a penis since I was sixteen or so, and here I was, preoccupied with three of the things."
Author: Diana Gabaldon
8. "Jer zna i voli sve svoje, ima celovitu i preosetljivu svest o svojstvima i posebnostima svih delova tela i organa: od nožnih prstiju do ušiju, od noktiju do kose, osecao je sebe, uživao u sebi. Oni koji su to smatrali narcisoidnošcu, nisu ga voleli. A on je, inace, preziranje Narcisa smatrao jednom od nižih covekomrzackih gluposti."
Author: Dobrica Cosic
9. "Što god obuhvacao sadašnji trenutak,prihvatite to kao da ste sami izabrali. Uvijek suradujte sa sadašnjimtrenutkom, a ne suprotstavljajte mu se. Neka vam postane prijatelj isaveznik, a ne neprijatelj. To ce na cudesan nacin preobraziti cijeli vašživot."
Author: Eckhart Tolle
10. "The passionate controversies of one era are viewed as sterile preoccupations by another, for knowledge alters what we seek as well as what we find."
Author: Freda Adler
11. "Again, as I had often met it in my own church, I was confronted with the Impurity of Women doctrine that seemed to preoccupy all clergymen."
Author: Harper Lee
12. "Time can divorce us from the reality of people, it can separate us from people and turn them into ghosts. Or rather it is we who turn them into ghosts or demons. Some kinds of fruitless preoccupations with the past can create such simulacra, and they can exercise power, like those heroes at Troy fighting for a phantom Helen."
Author: Iris Murdoch
13. "No estoy preocupado, Harry - repuso el anciano con tono más firme, pese a que el agua estaba helada -. Estoy contigo."
Author: J.K. Rowling
14. "It preoccupies me until it's time to leave. It seems such the right expression of grief. I am sad, so in whatever small way I can, I will tear myself apart. They've taken what's on the inside and made it visible. If I thought it wouldn't be inappropriate I'd do it myself."
Author: Jael McHenry
15. "Science has always been my preoccupation and when you think a breakthrough is possible, it is terribly exciting."
Author: James D. Watson
16. "Decidí hace mucho tiempo que alimentaria a los buitres hasta que una paloma llegara. Una paloma. El tipo de alma que no impedía a nadie, simplemente caminaría alrededor preocupándose por sus propios asuntos, tratando de pasar por la vida sin tener que tirar abajo todos los demás con sus propias necesidades y hábitos egoístas"
Author: Jamie McGuire
17. "Once I got home, though, and saw several packages on my front porch, all the crap from the day disappeared. A few had smiley faces on them. Squealing, I grabbed the boxes. Books were inside-- new release books I'd preordered weeks ago."
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
18. "Just Walking Around" What name do I have for you?Certainly there is no name for youIn the sense that the stars have namesThat somehow fit them. Just walking around,An object of curiosity to some,But you are too preoccupiedBy the secret smudge in the back of your soulTo say much and wander around,Smiling to yourself and others.It gets to be kind of lonelyBut at the same time off-putting.Counterproductive, as you realize once againThat the longest way is the most efficient way,The one that looped among islands, andYou always seemed to be traveling in a circle.And now that the end is nearThe segments of the trip swing open like an orange.There is light in there and mystery and food.Come see it.Come not for me but it.But if I am still there, grant that we may see each other."
Author: John Ashbery
19. "The walls, where there was room, were well decorated with calendars and posters showing bright, improbable girls with pumped-up breasts and no hips - blondes, brunettes and redheads, but always with this bust development, so that a visitor of another species might judge from the preoccupation of artist and audience that the seat of procreation lay in the mammaries. Alice Chicoy...who worked among the shining girls, was wide-hipped and sag-chested and she walked well back on her heels...She was not in the least jealous of the calendar girls and the Coca-Cola girls. She had never seen anyone like them, and she didn't think anyone ever had."
Author: John Steinbeck
20. "[...] these questions gave way, in the course of time, to a different preoccupation, namely, a slow and growing awareness of familiarity with the landscape into which she was being carried. A familiarity based not on the sighting of particular landmarks, but on her feeling that the very contours of the hills and fields, and the very shapes and colours of the buildings, now appeared as surviving monuments to the existence of a much earlier self whom she had long forgotten. She knew, of course, that they could not bring that self back to life, perish the thought, but they reminded her of it in a way which she did not find disagreeable."
Author: Jonathan Coe
21. "For who brooded over the meaninglessness of life anymore? Teenagers. They were the only ones who were preoccupied with existential issues, and as a result there was something puerile and immature about them, and hence it was doubly impossible for adults with their sense of propriety intact to deal with them. However, this is not so strange for we never feel more strongly and passionately about life than in our teenage years, when we step into the world for the first time, as it were, and all our feelings are new feelings. So there they are, with their big ideas on small orbits, looking this way and that for an opportunity to launch them, as the pressure builds. And who is it they light upon sooner or later but Uncle Dostoevsky."
Author: Karl Ove Knausgård
22. "—Yo estoy montado en este animal. Tú estás bastante cerca, y mirando. Sin embargo, crees que el animal está solo. Te equivocas… Atardecido no avanza solo. Yo, un feroz guerrero, estoy escondido en su costado. Y tú que estás allí, y eres un sideresio, no puedes darte cuenta. Atardecido se te acerca. Tú no comprendes el peligro que trae consigo, tú continúas despreocupado. Entonces, cuando estamos suficientemente próximos, aparezco. Sin darte tiempo a nada, cubro a la carrera la corta distancia que nos separa. Caigo sobre ti y tus extrañas armas, y te mato tres veces —Cucub se arrojó contra Dulkancellin, simulado un hacha con su mano—. Mato a este sideresio por el lulu anciano, lo mato por el joven que corría de prisa, lo mato por el águila amiga…"
Author: Liliana Bodoc
23. "All this twaddle, the existence of God, atheism, determinism, liberation, societies, death, etc., are pieces of a chess game called language, and they are amusing only if one does not preoccupy oneself with 'winning or losing this game of chess."
Author: Marcel Duchamp
24. "Wide awake to the presence of God, I realized I had been so focused on asking why a good God allowed bad things to happen that I was missing out on the nearness of God all along. In becoming preoccupied with the why, I was missing the who."
Author: Margaret Feinberg
25. "Fill you mind with the meaningless stimuli of a world preoccupied with meaningless things, and it will not be easy to feel peace in your heart."
Author: Marianne Williamson
26. "Octave staggered to his feet, his stick swinging back to point toward Nicholas. He felt a wave of heat and saw spellfire crackle along the length of polished wood, preparing itself for another explosive burst. Crack was moving toward Octave, but Madeline shouted, "Get back!"Nicholas ducked, as a shot exploded behind him. Octave fell backward on the carpet and the blue lightning flared once and vanished with a sharp crackle.Nicholas looked at Madeline. She stepped forward, holding a small double-action revolver carefully and frowning down at the corpse. He said, "I wondered what you were waiting for.""You were in my line of fire, dear," she said, preoccupied. "But look."
Author: Martha Wells
27. "—Además —lo interrumpió nuevamente—, mis hijos jamás tendránque preocuparse por su próxima comida. Nunca tendrán que pagarimpuestos, nunca tendrán que preocuparse acerca de cómo permitirse enviara sus hijos a la escuela. Ellos siempre tendrán la opción de un sólido techosobre sus cabezas y tres comidas diarias. Siempre habrá personas a sualrededor para cuidarlos y protegerlos. Ellos nunca, nunca estarán solos. Y sihicieran algo mal, tendrían el poder de arreglarlo."
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
28. "And there is no question that we are preoccupied by dying. But why? It is because when we die, we leave behind not only the world but also death. That is the paradox of the last hour. Death works with us in the world; it is a power that humanizes nature, that raises existence to being, and it is within each one of us as our most human quality; it is death only in the world - man only knows death because he is man, and he is only man because he is death in the process of becoming. But to die is to shatter the world; it is the loss of person, the annihilation of the being; and so it is also the loss of death, the loss of what in it and for me made it death. As long as I live, I am a mortal man, but when I die, by ceasing to be man I also cease to be mortal, I am no longer capable of dying, and my impending death horrifies me because I see it as it is: no longer death, but the impossibility of dying."
Author: Maurice Blanchot
29. "La actual preocupación casi histérica por la seguridad es en el mejor de los casos un derroche de recursos y un obstáculo para el espíritu humano, y en el peor de los casos una invitación al totalitarismo. Se necesita con urgencia educación pública."
Author: Michael Crichton
30. "We preoccupy ourselves with what we had — or what we want to have — at the expense of what we have."
Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
31. "To write history one must be more than a man, since the author who holds the pen of this great justiciary must be free from all preoccupation of interest or vanity."
Author: Napoleon
32. "Moreover, we have seen enough by now to know that technological changes in our modes of communication are even more ideology-laden than changes in our modes of transportation. Introduce the alphabet to a culture and you change its cognitive habits, its social relations, its notions of community, history and religion. Introduce the printing press with movable type, and you do the same. Introduce speed-of-light transmission of images and you make a cultural revolution. Without a vote. Without polemics. Without guerrilla resistance. Here is ideology, pure if not serene. Here is ideology without words, and all the more powerful for their absence. All that is required to make it stick is a population that devoutly believes in the inevitability of progress. And in this sense, all Americans are Marxists, for we believe nothing if not that history is moving us toward some preordained paradise and that technology is the force behind that movement."
Author: Neil Postman
33. "Always preoccupied with his profound researches, the great Newton showed in the ordinary-affairs of life an absence of mind which has become proverbial. It is related that one day, wishing to find the number of seconds necessary for the boiling of an egg, he perceived, after waiting a minute, that he held the egg in his hand, and had placed his seconds watch (an instrument of great value on account of its mathematical precision) to boil!This absence of mind reminds one of the mathematician Ampere, who one day, as he was going to his course of lectures, noticed a little pebble on the road; he picked it up, and examined with admiration the mottled veins. All at once the lecture which he ought to be attending to returned to his mind; he drew out his watch; perceiving that the hour approached, he hastily doubled his pace, carefully placed the pebble in his pocket, and threw his watch over the parapet of the Pont des Arts."
Author: Newton
34. "La gente si preoccupa perché i ragazzini giocano con le armi, perché gli adolescenti guardano film violenti; c'è la paura che nei giovani finisca per imporsi una specie di cultura della violenza. Nessuno si preoccupa dei ragazzini che ascoltano migliaia di canzoni - migliaia, letteralmente - che parlano di cuori spezzati, e abbandoni e dolore e sofferenza e perdita. Le persone più infelici che conosco, dico in senso amoroso, sono anche quelle pazze per la musica pop; e non sono sicuro che la musica pop sia stata la causa della loro infelicità, ma so per certo che sono persone che hanno ascoltato canzoni tristi più a lungo di quanto non siano durate le loro tristi storie."
Author: Nick Hornby
35. "Mi-am adus aminte de cerceii Liviei si i-am spus ca încercam sa înfatisez un nor de lacuste care devora o catedrala. "Dumnezeu mâncat de lacuste, îti place ideea?" Privirea ei uluita m-a încurajat sa continui: "Dintr-un vis mi-a venit ideea. Am visat ca rataceam într-o lume cu temple închinate lacustelor, cu preoti îmbracati în odajdii pe care erau tesute cu fir de aur lacuste si cu nenumarate lacuste care îi devorau pe toti cei ce nu credeau în ele. Ma feream sa scot o vorba, sa nu se afle ce gândeam, pâna ce, reflectându-ma într-un geam, am observat ca eu însumi devenisem o lacusta. Nu se poate când traiesti între lacuste si nu faci nimic împotriva lor sa nu devii tu însuti ca ele, mi-am zis cu amaraciune"."
Author: Octavian Paler
36. "What an odd thing it is to see an entire species -- billions of people -- playing with, listening to meaningless tonal patterns, occupied and preoccupied for much of their time by what they call 'music.' (-- The Overlords, from Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End)"
Author: Oliver Sacks
37. "Eis os únicos barcos que temos para voltar a nossa pátria; eis nosso único meio de escapar de Minos. Ele, que fechou todas as outras saídas, não pode fechar o ar para nós; resta-nos o ar; fenda-o graças a minha invenção. Mas não é para a virgem de Tégia, nem para o companheiro de Boótes, que é preciso olhar, mas para Orião, armado com uma clava; é por mim que você deve orientar sua marcha com as asas que eu lhe darei; irei na frente para mostrar o caminho; preocupe-se somente em me seguir; guiado por mim você estará seguro, se através das camadas do éter, nós nos aproximarmos do sol, a cera não poderá suportar o calor; se, descendo, agitarmos as asas muito perto do mar, nossas plumas, batendo, serão molhadas pelas águas marinhas. Voe entre os dois. Preste atenção também nos ventos, meu filho; onde seu sopro o guiar, deixe-se levar em suas asas."(Conselhos de Dédalo a Ícaro - em A Arte de Amar)"
Author: Ovid
38. "The reason he could do none of the necessary things to take care of himself, on the few occasions when he thought of them, was that he was preoccupied elsewhere."
Author: Peter Pouncey
39. "In truth, philosophy is the mode of thought shaped by the most radical form of prejudice: the passion of being-in-the-world. With the sole exception of specialists in the field, virtually everyone senses that anything which offers less than this passion play remains philosophically trivial. Cultural anthropologists suggest the appealing term 'deep play' for the comprehensively absorbing preoccupations of human beings. From the perspective of a theory of the practising life we would add: the deep plays are those which are moved by the heights."
Author: Peter Sloterdijk
40. "Es curioso: a veces te preocupas un montón por algo que al final resulta no ser nada."
Author: R.J. Palacio
41. "Hannah Arendt scorned this preoccupation with death and proposed a new symbolism that emphasized not the inevitability of our dying, but the actuality of our living. She wanted us to think of ourselves, not as mortals, but as natals, as those who are alive; and she wanted us to act for love not hatred of the world....In her exposition of Arendt, [Jantzen] points out that Christianity's preoccupation with death and salvation worked against a sense of connection to the web of life,'and taught people to be homeless in the world'."
Author: Richard Holloway
42. "Held at bay by the hate of others, preoccupied with his own feelings, he was continuously at war with reality."
Author: Richard Wright
43. "Tragedy happens - "tragic mistakes" happen - when men act according to their flawed natures, in fulfillment of their preordained destinies. The tragedy of the four killers of Amadou Diallo is that their deeds were made possible by their general preconceptions about black people and poor neighborhoods; by a theory of policing that encourages them to be rigid and punitive toward petty offenders; and by a social context in which the possession and use of firearms is so normative as to be almost beyond discussion. The tragedy of the street vendor Amadou Diallo is that he came as an innocent to the slaughter, made vulnerable by poverty and by the color of his skin. And the tragedy of America is that a nation which sees itself as leading the world toward a global future in which the American values of freedom and justice will be available for everyone fails so frequently and so badly to guarantee that freedom and that justice for so many people within its own frontiers."
Author: Salman Rushdie
44. "In order for love to exist, there has to be an affinity of thoughts, affinity of feelings, identical preoccupations."
Author: Samael Aun Weor
45. "A lot of people seem to get preoccupied with what I'm wearing as opposed to the music."
Author: Sheryl Crow
46. "Verence no tuvo miedo (...) Eso se debía en parte a que no tenía imaginación, y en gran medida a que era uno de esos escasos indivíduos centrados en el momento. La mayoría de la gente no lo es. Viven sus vidas como una especie de borrón en torno al punto donde se encuentra su cuerpo, anticipándose al futuro o aferrándose al pasado. Suelen estar tan preocupados con lo que les sucederá que solo averiguan lo que les sucede cuando ya ha sucedido. Así son la mayor parte de las personas. Aprenden a tener miedo porque no saben lo que va a suceder. Y ya les está sucediendo. Pero Verence había vivido siempre el presente. Al menos hasta ahora, claro."
Author: Terry Pratchett
47. "...we ask: Why suicide? We search for reasons, causes, and so on.... We follow the course of the life he has now so suddenly terminated as far back as we can. For days we are preoccupied with the question: Why suicide? We recollect details. And yet we must say that everything in the suicide's life- for now we know that all his life he was a suicide, led a suicide's existence- is part of the cause, the reason, for his suicide."
Author: Thomas Bernhard
48. "Without deadlines and restrictions I just tend to become preoccupied with other things."
Author: Val Kilmer
49. "-Ouça, doutor: se alguma coisa me preocupou sempre foi ser consequente, unir o que faço ao que sinto. Porque não faz o mesmo?- Como não faço o mesmo?- Oh, não faz...Se o fizessse,já me tinha beijado..."
Author: Vergílio Ferreira
50. "Sidney Lumet's chief preoccupation wasn't art. It was right and wrong in the American city, nearly always in New York."
Author: Wesley Morris

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