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1. "It's all in the reflexes."
Author: Jack Burton
2. "It's a false premise to say that most monogamous people have chosen monogamy. Most people belong to the religion they were raised in...because that's what's familiar. That's the milieu they grew up in, and, for better or worse, they're just continuing the pattern. Until this traditionalist mindset is shaken loose, you would likely try from reflex to impose notions onto nonmonogamy that are not only untenable in the new context but spel sudden and messy doom even in situations that otherwise could be worked out."
Author: Anthony D. Ravenscroft
3. "There are no defenders of man's mind—in the world's greatest scientific-technological civilization. All that is left is a battle between the mystics of spirit and the mystics of muscle—between men guided by their feelings and men guided by their reflexes."
Author: Ayn Rand
4. "Y si nunca nos acostábamos ni "desarrollábamos" nuestra relación, me iría de España con esa preciosa posibilidad intacta, y en el recuerdo siempre podría reflexionar sobre la relación que podría haber mantenido a la favorecedora luz del subjuntivo."
Author: Ben Lerner
5. "Bengalis love to celebrate their language, their culture, their politics, their fierce attachment to a city that has been famously dying for more than a century. They resent with equal ferocity the reflex stereotyping that labels any civic dysfunction anywhere in the world 'another Calcutta.'"
Author: Bharati Mukherjee
6. "Tresting nodded as he watched the crow of lazy skaa, some working with their hoes, others on hands and knees, pushing the ash away from the fledgling crops. They didn't complain. They didn't hope. They barely dared think. That was the way it should be, for they were skaa. They were—Tresting froze as one of the skaa looked up. The man met Tresting's eyes, a spark—no, a fire—of defiance showing in his expression. Tresting had never seen anything like it, not in the face of a skaa. Tresting stepped backward reflexively, a chill running through him as the strange, straight-backed skaa held his eyes.And smiled."
Author: Brandon Sanderson
7. "Being in a multicultural environment in childhood is going to give you intuition, reflexes and instincts. You may acquire basic responsiveness later on, but it's never going to be as spontaneous as when you have been bathing in this environment during childhood."
Author: Carlos Ghosn
8. "Em un mot la nature et l'experience m'appirent,apres mure reflexion,que toutes les bonnes choses de l'univers ne sont bonnes pour nous que suivont l'usage que nous en faisons,et qu'on n'en jouit qu'autant qu'on s'en sert ou qu'on les amasse pour les donner aux autres,et pas plus"
Author: Daniel Defoe
9. "We make allowance for a certain degree of selfishness in men; because we know it to be inseparable from human nature, and inherent in our frame and constitution. By this reflexion we correct those sentiments of blame, which so naturally arise upon any opposition."
Author: David Hume
10. "Recording sessions were stimulating to photograph, because everything was in motion: the subject, the musicians, the technicians and the photographer. You needed fast reflexes to keep up with moving targets, and sensitivity and skill to get the pictures while keeping out of the performers' eyeline so as not to break their concentration."
Author: Eve Arnold
11. "Philologists assure us that zulm in Arabic originally meant "to put something out of its proper place," so that all wrong of any kind is injustice, i.e., an injustice against the agent himself) is, therefore, a very common term in the Qur'an, with its clear idea that all injustice is basically reflexive."
Author: Fazlur Rahman
12. "Entre eu e eu sempre um espelho se desdobrando em labirinto, reflexos de mim por todos os lados; abstratificado eu fluo, fruo, ou?"
Author: Filipe Russo
13. "It's like a prehistoric reflex, you know, going out and getting the meat and bringing it back to the cave. You feel you're supposed to make it better, but more than likely she's asking you to tell her how you feel."
Author: Fred Ward
14. "When my face is flushed with blood, it becomes red and obscene. It betrays at the same time, through morbid reflexes, a bloody erection and a demanding thirst for indecency and criminal debauchery."
Author: Georges Bataille
15. "Art is not communicative, art is not reflexive. Art, science, philosophy are neither contemplative, neither reflexive, nor communicative. They are creative, that's all."
Author: Gilles Deleuze
16. "Something of the previous state, however, survives every change. This is called in the language of cybernetics (which took it form the language of machines) feedback, the advantages of learning from experience and of having developed reflexes."
Author: Guy Davenport
17. "La amistad es un pacto en el que se intercambian defectos y cualidades. Podemos analizar a un amigo y a una amiga, tener en cuenta lo que tienen de bueno, despreciar lo que tienen de malo y apreciar con toda exactitud su valor mientras nos dejamos llevar por una simpatía íntima, profunda y deliciosa.Para amar hay que ser ciego, entregarse por entero, no ver nada, no razonar nada, no comprender nada. Hay que poder adorar tanto las debilidades como las bellezas, renunciar a cualquier juicio, a cualquier reflexión, a cualquier perspicacia."
Author: Guy De Maupassant
18. "You must come to Lockleigh again," said Miss Molyneux, very sweetly, to Isabel, ignoring this remark of Isabel's friend. Isabel looked into her quiet eyes a moment, and for that moment seemed to see in their grey depths the reflexion of everything she had rejected in rejecting Lord Warburton—the peace, the kindness, the honour, the possessions, a deep security and a great exclusion. She kissed Miss Molyneux and then she said: "I'm afraid I can never come again."
Author: Henry James
19. "The point is valid: the difference between survival and wipe-out in a physical crisis is nearly always a matter of conditioned reflexes."
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
20. "It's a reflex. Hear a bell, get food. See an undead, throw a knife. Same thing, really."
Author: Ilona Andrews
21. "Fiecare noua tehnologie impune dobândirea unui nou sistem de reflexe, care ne cere noi eforturi, ?i asta la rastimpuri din ce în ce mai scurte."
Author: Jean Claude Carrière
22. "All my films hinge on the fantastic. I'm not a documentarian; a film is first and foremost a dream, and it's absurd to copy life in an attempt to produce an exact recreation of it. Transposition is more or less a reflex with me."
Author: Jean Pierre Melville
23. "For me chivalry isn't dead; it's an involuntary reflex."
Author: Jim Butcher
24. "Revenge is the thinking man's reflex, a complex blend of action and consistency no other animal species has so far succeeded in evolving. Evolutionary speaking, the practice of taking revenge has shown itself to the so effective that only the most vengeful of us have survived."
Author: Jo Nesbø
25. "Yet, even focusing on this present life, disciples often queried the Buddha as to who is responsible for the habits, sufferings, and pleasures we experience. In reply, he refused to say that they are caused by a past actor with whom we have no more connection. One cannot categorically separate the "I" who experiences the result from the "I" who set it in motion; for they are not discontinuous. Yet neither are they the same. One cannot say that "one and the same person both acts and experiences the result," for the person is different, altered. There is a continuity, but it is not the continuity of an agent as a distinct and enduring being. The continuity resides in the acts themselves that condition consciousness and feelings in dependent co-arising. It inheres in the reflexive dynamics of action, shaping that which brought it forth."
Author: Joanna Macy
26. "Después reflexioné que todas las cosas le suceden a uno precisamente, precisamente ahora. Siglos de siglos y sólo en el presente ocurren los hechos; innumerables hombres en el aire, en la tierra y el mar, y todo lo que realmente pasa me pasa a mí..."
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
27. "Quando olhamos para um espelho, não é o espelho que vemos. O que vemos é a nossa imagem reflectida nele. Você é como um espelho para essa mulher. Ela nem sequer repara em você, filho, está apaixonada pelo próprio reflexo. Do que ela gosta é do seu deslumbramento, gosta da forma como você a vê."
Author: José Eduardo Agualusa
28. "... all that we see is but the reflex of a power that endures, untouched by the pain... a transcendent anonymity regarding itself in all of the self-centered, battling egos that are born and die in time."
Author: Joseph Campbell
29. "Then why was his tongue in your mouth? Was he conducting a clinical test of your gag reflex?" He smiled, but not nicely. "How is your gag reflex, Ms. Lane? Are you a hair trigger?"Barrons likes to use sexual innuendo to try to shut me up. I think he expects the well-raised southern belle in me will think eew and back off. Sometimes, I do think eew, but I don't back off. "I'm a spitter, if that's what you're asking." I flashed him a too-sweet smile."Didn't look that way to me. I think you're a swallower. His tongue was halfway to China and you were still taking it.""Jealous?"
Author: Karen Marie Moning
30. "Ben yanked Hi sideways as spikes snapped from the wall…Once again, only Ben's reflexes had saved him. "Please stop doing that!" Ben barked. "Please keep doing that!" Hi warbled."
Author: Kathy Reichs
31. "It was the feel of it, the love of it, not the thought: it was instinct and reflex and knowing the wind, and Maris was the wind."
Author: Lisa Tuttle
32. "Reflexão de Lavoisier ao descobrir que lhe haviam roubado a carteira: nada se perde, tudo muda de dono."
Author: Mario Quintana
33. "When I started, I wanted to be thought of as tortured and seductive, not funny, but humor tends to be a reflexive part of a person's sensibility. It's an almost impossible thing to teach anyone, which leads me to believe that it's intuitive."
Author: Mark Leyner
34. "The quick reflexes, the calmness in the face of a storm, the ability to think in the midst of danger that most people don't have."
Author: Mike Foster
35. "And next to Allie, the screamer, once more reminded of his job, began to wail in Allie's ear. Reflexively Allie clapped her hand over his mouth. "That," she said, "is totally uncalled for. Don't do that again. Ever." The screamer looked at her with worried eyes. "Are we clear on this subject?" said Allie. The screamer nodded and she removed her hand."Can I scream a little?" he asked. "No," said Allie. "Your screaming days are over.""Darn." And he was quiet thereafter."
Author: Neal Shusterman
36. "No, she can weather his disappointments if she has to, that isn't the problem, she can put up with anything as long as she feels he is solidly with her, but that is precisely what she doesn't feel anymore, and even if he seems content to glide along with her out of old habits, the reflex of old affections, she is becoming ever more certain, no, certain is probably too strong a word for it, she is becoming ever more willing to entertain the idea that he has stopped loving her."
Author: Paul Auster
37. "Human beings across every culture I know about require such stories, stories with cool winds and wood smoke. They speak to something deep within us, the capacity to conceptualize, objectify and find patterns, thereby to create the flow of events and perceptions that find perfect expression in fiction. We are built this way, we create stories by reflex, unstoppably. But this elegant system really works best when the elements of the emerging story, whether is is being written or being read, are taken as literal fact. Almost always, to respond to the particulars of the fantastic as if they were metaphorical or allegorical is to drain them of vitality."
Author: Peter Straub
38. "Today's news consists of aggregates of fragments. Anyone who has taken part in any event that has subsequently appeared in the news is aware of the gross disparity between the actual and the reported events. We also learn frequently of prefabricated and prevaricated evens of a complex nature purportedly undertaken for the purposes wither of suppressing or rigging the news, which in turn perverts humanity's tactical information resources. All history becomes suspect. Probably our most polluted resource is the tactical information to which humanity spontaneously reflexes."
Author: Richard Buckminster Fuller
39. "Let me say at the outset that I do not reflexively oppose international trade."
Author: Richard Neal
40. "And then, being Rose Hathaway, I said something I really shouldn't have to the boy. "You should go punch him and find out."Jonathan's mother screamed again, but he was a fast little bastard, eluding her grasp. He ran up to Dimitri before anyone could stop him - well, I could have - and pounded his tiny fist against Dimitri's knee.Then, with the same reflexes that allowed him to dodge enemy attacks, Dimitri immediately feinted falling backward, as though Jonathan had knocked him over. Clutching his knee, Dimitri groaned as though he were in terrible pain."
Author: Richelle Mead
41. "Are you super strong? Can you be hurt?""Of course I can," replied Dimitri. "I'm strong, but all sorts of things can still hurt me."And then being Rose Hathaway, I said something I really shouldn't have to the boy. "You should go punch him and find out."Jonathan's mother screamed again, but he was a fast little bastard, eluding her grasp. He ran up to Dimitri before anyone could stop him-well, I could have-and pounded his tiny fist against Dimitri's knee.Then, which the same reflexes that allowed him to dodge enemy attacks, Dimitri immediately feinted falling backward, as though Jonathan had knocked him over. Clutching his knee, Dimitri groaned as though he were in terrible pain.Several people laughed, and by then, one of the other guardians had caught hold of Jonathan and returned him to his near-hysterical mother. As he was being dragged away, Jonathan glanced over his shoulder at Dimitri. "He doesn't seem very strong to me. I don't think he's a Strigoi."
Author: Richelle Mead
42. "Siento que la vida exige emociones, no reflexiones."
Author: Robert Walser
43. "Vladimir:-Cuando uno piensa, oye.Estragon:-Cierto.Vladimir:-Y eso impide reflexionar.Estragon:-Claro.Vladimir:-Impide pensar.Estragon:-De todos modos se piensa.Vladimir:-¡Qué va!, resulta imposible.Estragon:-Eso es, contradigámonos.Vladimir: Imposible.Estragon:-¿Tú crees?Vladimir:-Ya no nos arriesgamos a pensar.Estragon:-Entonces, ¿De qué nos lamentamos?"
Author: Samuel Beckett
44. "Empiezo a creer que las decisiones fatales y grandiosas que determinan nuestro destino son mucho menos conscientes de lo que pensamos con posterioridad, en los momentos de reflexión, cuando los recordamos."
Author: Sándor Márai
45. "The theatre is the involuntary reflex of the ideas of the crowd."
Author: Sarah Bernhardt
46. "Jared had his back to the wall, which Kami thought was a reflex when he was uncomfortable. She wanted to shield him. "He was doing some—Zen jogging," she claimed.Jared flicked her an incredulous glance. "Yes," he said slowly. "Zen jogging. I wasn't wearing that many clothes because—that's part of the process. You're meant to commune with the elements. Normally, I wouldn't have worn my jeans, but I put them on because I know the English are a modest people."
Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
47. "You bite on reflex, and then your conscience bites you."
Author: Scott Lynch
48. "Una vida aceptada sin reflexión no merece la pena vivirla."
Author: Socrates
49. "Igual que mucha gente brillante (sobre todo los niños brillantes), su punto fuerte era la inspiración más que la reflexión."
Author: Stephen King
50. "I was thirty years old before I had an actual thought. Everything up till then was either what Buddhists call "monkey-mind" chatter or the reflexive regurgitation of whatever my parents or teachers said, or whatever I saw on the news or read in a book, or heard somebody rap about, hanging around the street corner."
Author: Steven Pressfield

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