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1. "Some argue that recognition of the genocide has become even more problematic now, when the world is at war with terrorism and the United States cannot afford to offend the sensibility of our Turkish ally."
Author: Adam Schiff
2. "If I only acted, I feel like I wouldn't have enough creative expression over my own sensibility, and also if I only acted, the notion of surrendering my fate and future to other people is deeply unsettling to me and it would make me uncomfortable."
Author: Alex Karpovsky
3. "You should not have taken advantage of my sensibility to steal into my affections without my consent."
Author: Alexander Hamilton
4. "The modern world was not alive to the tremendous Reality that encompassed it. We were surrounded by an immeasurable abyss of darkness and splendor. We built our empires on a pellet of dust revolving around a ball of fire in unfathomable space. Life, that Sphynx, with the human face and the body of a brute, asked us new riddles every hour. Matter itself was dissolving under the scrutiny of Science; and yet, in our daily lives, we were becoming a race of somnambulists, whose very breathing, in train and bus and car, was timed to the movement of the wheels; and the more perfectly, and even alertly, we clicked through our automatic affairs on the surface of things, the more complete was our insensibility to the utterly inscrutable mystery that anything should be in existence at all."
Author: Alfred Noyes
5. "Sence and Sensibility, for instance, came out in three separate volumes, as did Pride and Prejudice (so the next time you read one of the ubiquitous time-travel Austen adaptations and somebody picks up a single-volume first edition, you can hit your nerd buzzer and say "wrong!")."
Author: Amy Smith
6. "...but I desire i may no further be harassed, and i recommend it to you to retire to your chamber, and to endeavour to adopt a more retional conduct, than that yielding to fancies, and to a sensibility, which, to call it by the gentlest name, is only a weakness."
Author: Ann Radcliffe
7. "Life is like a recycling center, where all the concerns and dramas of humankind get recycled back and forth across the universe. But what you have to offer is your own sensibility, maybe your own sense of humor or insider pathos or meaning. All of us can sing the same song, and there will still be four billion different renditions."
Author: Anne Lamott
8. "Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind."
Author: Aristotle
9. "I like the sensibility of Australian film a lot and the crews are fantastic. Great characters, wonderful people and no line between - I think in Hollywood they have this line between actors and crew a lot, and that just didn't exist, which I really appreciated."
Author: Barbara Hershey
10. "To disarm while being best armed, out of an elevation of sensibility—that is the means to real peace.…"
Author: Ben Macintyre
11. "When you are on the management side, you still have to understand the artistic sensibility so that there is a dialogue with the creative side."
Author: Bernard Arnault
12. "I was always a visual person. I could see things visually. I had a harder time with numbers and logic, and I always had more of an artistic sensibility. So that I could do. And it was something that I really loved."
Author: Bruce Davison
13. "By starving the sensibility of our pupils we only make them easier prey to the propagandist when he comes. For famished nature will be avenged and a hard heart is no infallible protection against a soft head."
Author: C.S. Lewis
14. "Our masks, always in peril of smearing or cracking,In need of continuous check in the mirror or silverware,Keep us in thrall to ourselves, concerned with our surfaces.[...]So primp, preen, prink, pluck, and prize your flesh,All posturings! All ravishment! All sensibility!Meanwhile, have you used your mind today?"
Author: Carolyn Kizer
15. "Too much sensibility creates unhappiness and too much insensibility creates crime."
Author: Charles Maurice De Talleyrand
16. "The next day, William Lanney's much abused remains were carried in a coffin to the cemetery. The crowd of mourners was large. It included many of Lanney's shipmates, suggesting that the whaling profession in late-nineteenth-century Hobart was graced with a higher level of humanistic sensibility than the surgical profession."
Author: David Quammen
17. "What terrorists gain, novelists lose. The degree to which they influence mass consciousness is the extent of our decline as shapers of sensibility and thought. The danger they represent equals our own failure to be dangerous.''And the more clearly we see terror, the less impact we feel from art."
Author: Don DeLillo
18. "Producing suits me because I have a business mind and a business sensibility."
Author: Donnie Wahlberg
19. "Very suddenly there came back to my soul motion and sound—the tumultuous motion of the heart, and, in my ears, the sound of its beating. Then a pause in which all is blank. Then again sound, and motion, and touch—a tingling sensation pervading my frame. Then the mere consciousness of existence, without thought—a condition which lasted long. Then, very suddenly, thought, and shuddering terror, and earnest endeavor to comprehend my true state. Then a strong desire to lapse into insensibility."
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
20. "Humanity is part of nature, a species that evolved among other species. The more closely we identify ourselves with the rest of life, the more quickly we will be able to discover the sources of human sensibility and acquire the knowledge on which an enduring ethic, a sense of preferred direction, can be built."
Author: Edward O. Wilson
21. "Sense and Sensibility signs litter Devon -- arrows with S & S on. Whenever Ang [Lee] sees a B & B sign he thinks it's for another movie."
Author: Emma Thompson
22. "[Over breakfast] We discussed the 'novelisation' question. This is where the studio pay someone to novelise my script and sell it as Sense and Sensibility. I've said if this happens I will hang myself. Revolting notion. Beyond revolting.Lindsay [Doran] said that the executive she had discussed it with had said 'as a human being I agree with you -- but ...' I laughed until my porridge was cool enough to swallow."
Author: Emma Thompson
23. "This was one lesson that the war taught me - that every event in time presents opportunities that are recognizable only to those with enough sensibility to see them, that it is possible to thrive in adversity in the needs of the rulers are pandered to."
Author: F. Sionil José
24. "I kind of have a Victorian sensibility - I don't understand stuff until I can classify it and name it."
Author: Fred Tomaselli
25. "For though your mind is active enough, your heart is darkened with corruption, and without a pure heart there can be no full or genuine sensibility."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
26. "Actors are observers. They're trying to have an understanding of human sensibility. And how do you have that accurate observation if you regard yourself as someone of great importance? When you're the one constantly being observed, because they view you as a celebrity? It's all wrong."
Author: Hayden Christensen
27. "Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue."
Author: Henry James
28. "Like my maestro, Juan Ribero, she believed that photography and painting are not competing arts but basically different: the painter interpets reality, and the camera captures it. In the former everything is fiction, while the second is the sum of the real plus the sensibility of the photographer. Ribero never allowed me sentimental or exhibitionist tricks-none of this arranging objects or models to look like paintings. He was the enemy of artificial compostion; he did not let me manipulate negatives or prints, and in general he scorned effects of spots or diffuse lighting: he wanted the honest and simple image, although clear in the most minute details."
Author: Isabel Allende
29. "[...] If it was not for the entail, I should not mind it.""What should not you mind?""I should not mind anything at all.""Let us be thankful that you are preserved from a state of such insensibility."
Author: Jane Austen
30. "Growing up doing those Kiwanis Clubs, doing those Cub Scout banquets, doing those church shows, I learned to find that sensibility that most people could laugh at - that all ages and demographics could laugh at."
Author: Jeff Dunham
31. "I have a deep rooted folk sensibility that I can't get away from completely."
Author: Joanna Newsom
32. "For good or bad, there is a certain level of generalisation when it comes to my work. I want to break that perception. My decision to direct 'Bombay Talkies' or to present 'The Lunchbox' is an attempt to do that. These are the films that gel well with my sensibility, and it's unfortunate, it's not the perception out there."
Author: Karan Johar
33. "Charlotte Palmer is no sillier than Harriet Smith; and yet, how intolerable we should find it to see and hear as much of Charlotte as we do of Harriet! And would Miss Bates have been endurable if she had been presented in the mood and manners of Sense and Sensibility?"
Author: Mary Lascelles
34. "Mister Cameron - I have read the unexpurgated Ovid, the love poems of Sappho, the Decameron in the original, and a great many texts in Greek and Latin histories that were not though fit for proper gentlemen to read, much less proper ladies. I know in precise detail what Caligula did to, and with, his sisters, and I can quote it to you in Latin or in my own translation if you wish. I am interested in historical truth, and truth in history is often unpleasant and distasteful to those of fine sensibility. I frankly doubt that you will produce anything to shock me."
Author: Mercedes Lackey
35. "I much prefer the company of the crew, the sort of 'blue-collar working person.' I much more have that sensibility than what the public perceives as what a typical actor would have."
Author: Michael Cudlitz
36. "But it is a strange experience, to a man of pride and sensibility, to know that his interests are within the control of individuals who neither love nor understand him"
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
37. "I'm definitely more at ease with comedy - that's where I started out - and so it's my first love, so to speak, and I have more of a sensibility for it and more familiar with it. Having said that, I also want to be open to everything else."
Author: Omar Sy
38. "I have a certain sensibility that I bring to my writing that comes from knowing two things: what I as a reader like to read, and what as a writer I am capable of. I know my own limits. I know there are things I cannot do."
Author: Paullina Simons
39. "I think decor says a lot about someone's social position, their taste, their sensibility, their work - and also about the aesthetic way I have chosen to tell their story."
Author: Pedro Almodovar
40. "Light comes to us by the sensibility. Without visual sensibility there is no light, no movement."
Author: Robert Delaunay
41. "One of the talents of the [late] great Steve Jobs is that he [knew] how to design Medusa-like products. While every Macintosh model has had flaws (some more than others), most of them have has a sexiness and a design sensibility that has turned many consumers into instant converts. Macintosh owners upgrade far more often than most computer users for precisely this reason." (p.98)"
Author: Seth Godin
42. "Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion; Karen Joy Fowler, The Jane Austen Book Club; Jon Spence, Becoming Jane Austen; Emma Campbell Webster, Lost in Austen; Laurie Viera Rigler, Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict; Amanda Grange, Mr. Darcy's Diary."
Author: Shannon Hale
43. "I have a naturally camp sensibility and a camp sense of humour. I love the icons that gay people love."
Author: Siobhan Fahey
44. "Each one of us interprets various stimuli according to our own personal sensibility."
Author: Stefano Gabbana
45. "The idea that the creative endeavor and mind-altering substances are entwined is one of the great pop-intellectual myths of our time. ... Substance abusing writers are just substance abusers — common garden variety drunks and druggies, in other words. Any claims that the drugs and alcohol are necessary to dull a finer sensibility are just the usual self-serving bullshit. I've heard alcoholic snowplow drivers make the same claim, that they drink to still the demons."
Author: Stephen King
46. "Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility."
Author: Susan Sontag
47. "( In war) you determine who will die anyway, and you move to those you can save. You want to stand over the dead and cry, but that helps no one. That's a tourist's sensibility."
Author: Tatjana Soli
48. "In the life of the individual, an aesthetic sensibility is both more authentic and more commendable than a political or religious one."
Author: Tom Robbins
49. "Courage - a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it."
Author: William Tecumseh Sherman
50. "Some writers are the kind of solo violinists who need complete silence to tune their instruments. Others want to hear every member of the orchestra—they'll take a cue from a clarinet, from an oboe, even. I am one of those. My writing desk is covered in open novels. I read lines to swim in a certain sensibility, to strike a particular note, to encourage rigour when I'm too sentimental, to bring verbal ease when I'm syntactically uptight. I think of reading like a balanced diet; if your sentences are baggy, too baroque, cut back on fatty Foster Wallace, say, and pick up Kafka, as roughage. If your aesthetic has become so refined it is stopping you from placing a single black mark on white paper, stop worrying so much about what Nabokov would say; pick up Dostoyevsky, patron saint of substance over style."
Author: Zadie Smith

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It is an accepted commonplace in psychology that the spiritual level of people acting as a crowd is far lower than the mean of each individual's intelligence or morality."
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