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1. "An Englishman's way of speaking absolutely classifies him."
Author: Alan Jay Lerner
2. "A living man can be enslaved and reduced to the historic condition of an object. But if he dies in refusing to be enslaved, he reaffirms the existence of another kind of human nature which refuses to be classified as an object."
Author: Albert Camus
3. "Visual impressions are greatly intensified and the eye recovers some of the perceptual innocence of childhood, when the sensum was not immediately and automatically subordinated to the concept. Interest in space is diminished and interest in time falls almost to zero."
Author: Aldous Huxley
4. "Yes, I thought it was wonderful," he lied and looked away; the sight of her transfigured face was at once an accusation and an ironical reminder of his own separateness. He was as miserably isolated now as he had been when the service began ? more isolated by reason of his unreplenished emptiness, his dead satiety. Separate and unatoned, while the others were being fused into the Greater Being; alone even in Morgana's embrace ? much more alone, indeed, more hopelessly himself than he had ever been in his life before. He had emerged from that crimson twilight into the common electric glare with a self-consciousness intensified to the pitch of agony. He was utterly miserable, and perhaps (her shining eyes accused him), perhaps it was his own fault. "Quite wonderful," he repeated; but the only thing he could think of was Morgana's eyebrow."
Author: Aldous Huxley
5. "[...] far loro perdere la fede nella felicità come Bene Sovrano e far loro credere, viceversa, che la meta è comunque altrove, in qualche punto al di fuori della presente sfera umana; che il fine della vita non è il mantenimento del benessere, ma qualche intensificazione della coscienza, qualche accrescimento del sapere."
Author: Aldous Huxley
6. "HOMICIDE, n. The slaying of one human being by another. There arefour kinds of homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, andpraiseworthy, but it makes no great difference to the person slainwhether he fell by one kind or another -- the classification is foradvantage of the lawyers."
Author: Ambrose Bierce
7. "Epska svijest je kao sifilis - ne možete je se osloboditi. Ona covjeka cini erektiranim i usmjerava ga ka herojstvu, a herojstvo i jeste - erektiranost prema smrti. Ali ga, kao i u slucaju sifilisa, na koncu upravo ta erektiranost košta života....Erekcija je savršena metafora herojstva - mozak je tada stavljen van funkcije jer sva krv hita drugdje; i kao što se želi prodrijeti u ženu, hita se da se penetrira u smrt. Kasnije sve splasne - u miru utrobe mlohave i vlažne zemlje, tamo gdje smo se probili, kriknuli, prosuli sjeme i krv i napokon pali."
Author: Andrej Nikolaidis
8. "Writers may be classified as meteors, planets, and fixed stars. They belong not to one system, one nation only, but to the universe. And just because they are so very far away, it is usually many years before their light is visible to the inhabitants of this earth."
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
9. "The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified."
Author: Bob Wells
10. "Falsifiability for a theory is great, but a theory can still be respectable even if it is not falsifiable, as long as it is verifiable."
Author: Brian Greene
11. "Western science is a product of the Apollonian mind: its hope is that by naming and classification, by the cold light of intellect, archaic night can be pushed back and defeated."
Author: Camille Paglia
12. "Some information is classified legitimately; as with military hardware, secrecy sometimes really is in the national interest. Further, military, political, and intelligence communities tend to value secrecy for its own sake. It's a way of silencing critics and evading responsibility - for incompetence or worse. It generates an elite, a band of brothers in whom the national confidence can be reliably vested, unlike the great mass of citizenry on whose behalf the information is presumably made secret in the first place. With a few exceptions, secrecy is deeply incompatible with democracy and with science."
Author: Carl Sagan
13. "There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it."
Author: Dale Carnegie
14. "Here you have a new technology, and if that technology is going to work, you must allow people to provide central indexes of the data. It's just like a newspaper that publishes classified ads."
Author: David Boies
15. "... love for our neighbours does not die the minute we enter heaven, it intensifies."
Author: E.A. Bucchianeri
16. "The falsification of scientific data or analysis is always a serious matter."
Author: Ed Markey
17. "Filozofia hindusa urmareste eliberarea; a grecilor, cu exceptia lui Pyrrhon, a lui Epicur si a câtorva inclasificabili, este deceptionata: nu cauta decât adevarul."
Author: Emil Cioran
18. "Întreaga istorie îmi pare atît de nula, încît ma mir cum de exista oamenicare toata viata se ocupa numai cu trecutul.Ce interes mai pot avea cercetarea idealurilor altor epoci, credintele oamenilor sau zvîrcolirile cîtorva indivizi sifilitici? Vor fi maricreatiile oamenilor, dar pe mine nu ma intereseaza. Nu gasesc eu o împacare mai mare în contemplatia eternitatii? Nu om si istorie, ci om si eternitate, iata un raport valabil în lumea în care nu merita nici sa respiri."
Author: Emil Cioran
19. "Truth is a mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, anthropomorphisms, in short a sum of human relations which have been subjected to poetic and rhetorical intensification, translation and decoration […]; truths are illusions of which we have forgotten that they are illusions, metaphors which have become worn by frequent use and have lost all sensuous vigour […]. Yet we still do not know where the drive to truth comes from, for so far we have only heard about the obligation to be truthful which society imposes in order to exist"from, "On Truth and Lying in a Non-Moral Sense"."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
20. "24. O sancta simplicitas! In what strange simplification and falsification man lives! One can never cease wondering when once one has got eyes for beholding this marvel! How we have made everything around us clear and free and easy and simple!"
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
21. "One's very own free, unfettered desire, one's own whim, no matter how wild, one's own fantasy, even though sometimes roused to the point of madness-all this constitutes precisely that previously omitted, most advantageous advantage which isn't included under any classification and because of which all systems and theories are constantly smashed to smithereens."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
22. "Hardy classified A Pair of Blue Eyes among ‘Romances and Fantasies'. A favourite of Tennyson, its melancholy treatment of youth, love and death is expressive of late nineteenth-century susceptibilities. Not unnaturally in an early novel, Hardy draws freely on his own life."
Author: Geoffrey Harvey
23. "The fact that Iam writing to youin Englishalready falsifies what Iwanted to tell you.My subject:how to explain to youthat I don't belong to Englishthough I belong nowhere else,if not herein English."
Author: Gustavo Pérez Firmat
24. "Funny, he wasn't handsome, not in a Mr. Perfect kind of way, at least. The guy had a nose that had clearly been busted once or three times, and his hazel eyes were too shrewd and too exhausted to be classified as attractive. But he was like a cocked gun: He has a steely intelligence and a dangerous power about him that you respected. Because the combination was a flat-out killer, literally"
Author: J.R. Ward
25. "Life, it is true, is a process of decisions and alternatives, the conscious awareness and acceptance of limitations. Experience, nevertheless, to say nothing of history, seems clearly to indicate that it is not possible to banish or to falsify any human need without ourselves undergoing falsification and loss."
Author: James Baldwin
26. "We're uncomfortable about considering history as a science. It's classified as a social science, which is considered not quite scientific."
Author: Jared Diamond
27. "I would like to feel that I have a range and that it's not just a matter of being a comic actor or a serious actor, because those are really artificial classifications, I think."
Author: Jeffrey Jones
28. "That looks bad. Your ear is as red as a boiled lobster. I guess the Toutain's have diversified their portfolio of geeks to pick on this year. That's wise considering the geekonomic times we're living in now."
Author: Joel T. McGrath
29. "Most goat-related military activity is still highly classified."
Author: Jon Ronson
30. "Secuencias. No sé decirlo mejor, es como una noción de que bruscamente se arman secuencias terribles o idiotas en la vida de un hombre, sin que se sepa qué ley fuera de las leyes clasificadas decide..."
Author: Julio Cortázar
31. "At the moment I am occupied by an investigation with Kirchhoff which does not allow us to sleep. Kirchhoff has made a totally unexpected discovery, inasmuch as he has found out the cause for the dark lines in the solar spectrum and can produce these lines artificially intensified both in the solar spectrum and in the continuous spectrum of a flame, their position being identical with that of Fraunhofer's lines. Hence the path is opened for the determination of the chemical composition of the Sun and the fixed stars."
Author: Kirchhoff
32. "I became a so-called science fiction writer when someone decreed that I was a science fiction writer. I did not want to be classified as one, so I wondered in what way I'd offended that I would not get credit for being a serious writer. I decided that it was because I wrote about technology, and most fine American writers know nothing about technology. I got classified as a science fiction writer simply because I wrote about Schenectady, New York. My first book, Player Piano, was about Schenectady. There are huge factories in Schenectady and nothing else. I and my associates were engineers, physicists, chemists, and mathematicians. And when I wrote about the General Electric Company and Schenectady, it seemed a fantasy of the future to critics who had never seen the place."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
33. "…I once found a list of diseases as yet unclassified by medical science, and among these there occurred the word Islomania, which was described as a rare but by no means unknown affliction of spirit. There are people…who find islands somehow irresistible. The mere knowledge that they are on an island, a little world surrounded by the sea, fills them with an indescribable intoxication. These born "islomanes"…are direct descendents of the Atlanteans"
Author: Lawrence Durrell
34. "[T]he economic class struggle is a struggle against inessanlty intensified exploitation: not only against the brutal material form of exploitation, capitalism's tendency to reduce wages, and against the class 'techniques' for increasing productivity... but also around the question of the technical-social division of labor that prevails om enterprises, and against bourgeois ideology and repression."
Author: Louis Althusser
35. "Since 1970, relationships can be more volatile, jobs more ephemeral, geographical mobility more intensified, stability of marriage weaker."
Author: Mary Douglas
36. "Sexual satisfaction eases the stranglehold of materialism, since status symbols no longer look sexual, but irrelevant. Product lust weakens where emotional and sexual lust intensifies. The price we pay for artificially buoying up this market is our heart's desire. The beauty myth keeps a gap of fantasy between men and women. That gap is made with mirrors; no law of nature supports it. It keeps us spending vast sums of money and looking distractedly around us, but its smoke and reflection interfere with our freedom to be sexually ourselves."
Author: Naomi Wolf
37. "My parents often wondered why I would grow so indignant at the falsification and exploitation of the Nazi genocide. The most obvious answer is that it has been used to justify criminal policies of the Israeli state and U.S. support for these policies."
Author: Norman Finkelstein
38. "For the great eras in the history of the development of all the arts have been eras not of increased feeling or enthusiasm in feeling for art, but of new technical improvements primarily and specially. The discovery of marble quarries in the purple ravines of Pentelicus and on the little low-lying hills of the island of Paros gave to the Greeks the opportunity for that intensified vitality of action, that more sensuous and simple humanism, to which the Egyptian sculptor working laboriously in the hard porphyry and rose-coloured granite of the desert could not attain. The splendour of the Venetian school began with the introduction of the new oil medium for painting. The progress in modern music has been due to the invention of new instruments entirely, and in no way to an increased consciousness on the part of the musician of any wider social aim."
Author: Oscar Wilde
39. "Searching for alternative life on Earth might seem misconceived, because there is excellent evidence that every kind of life so far studied evolved from a common ancestor that lived billions of years ago. Yet most of the life that exists on Earth has never been properly classified."
Author: Paul Davies
40. "Kay found six and a half acres of land just off the Ouachita River at the mouth of Cypress Creek outside of West Monroe, Louisiana. It was at the end of a dirt road in one of the most heavily forested areas on the river. The classified advertisement in the newspaper described it as a "Sportsman's Paraside." When we drove out to see the land, I knew it was perfect as soon as we crested the hill that leads down to the house where we still live today. The place was absolutely perfect. The real estate lady sensed my excitement and told me, "Now, Mr. Robertson, I'm required by law to inform you that this home sits in a floodplain.""Perfect," I told her. "I wouldn't want it if it didn't."
Author: Phil Robertson
41. "When I began my physical studies [in Munich in 1874] and sought advice from my venerable teacher Philipp von Jolly...he portrayed to me physics as a highly developed, almost fully matured science...Possibly in one or another nook there would perhaps be a dust particle or a small bubble to be examined and classified, but the system as a whole stood there fairly secured, and theoretical physics approached visibly that degree of perfection which, for example, geometry has had already for centuries."
Author: Philipp Von Jolly
42. "Ah, not to be cut off,not through the slightest partitionshut out from the law of the stars.The inner -- what is it?if not the intensified sky,hurled through with birds and deepwith the winds of homecoming."
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
43. "Leaking of classified material is a concern."
Author: Robert Mueller
44. "Swear you'd rather die than use 'literally' as an intensifier."
Author: Teju Cole
45. "This, then, is the ultimate, that is only, consolation: simply that someone shares some of your own feelings and has made of these a work of art which you have the insight, sensitivity, and — like it or not — peculiar set of experiences to appreciate. Amazing thing to say, the consolation of horror in art is that it actually intensifies our panic, loudens it on the sounding-board of our horror-hollowed hearts, turns terror up full blast, all the while reaching for that perfect and deafening amplitude at which we may dance to the bizarre music of our own misery."
Author: Thomas Ligotti
46. "Be critical. Women have the right to say: This is surface, this falsifies reality, this degrades."
Author: Tillie Olsen
47. "The counterfeits of the past take assumed names, and are fond of calling themselves the future. That eternally returning spector, the past, not infrequently falsifies its passport."
Author: Victor Hugo
48. "By the term cult I mean nothing derogatory to any group so classified. A cult, as I define it, is any religious group which differs significantly in one or more respects as to belief or practice from those religious groups which are regarded as the normative expressions of religion in our total culture."
Author: Walter Martin
49. "Aquí fue donde vi el río por última vez esta mañana, aproximadamente aquí. Más allá del crepúsculo sentía el agua, la olía. Cuando la primavera florecía y llovía se olía por todas partes no se notaba tanto otras veces pero cuando llovía el olor comenzaba a entrar en casa con el crepúsculo o porque al atardecer se intensificase la lluvia o por algo que hubiera en la propia luz pero entonces era cuando el olor se tornaba más intenso hasta que ya en la cama yo pensaba cuándo acabará cuándo acabará."
Author: William Faulkner
50. "The proposition of an established classification of states as slave states and free states, as insisted on by some, and into northern and southern, as maintained by others, seems to me purely imaginary, and of course the supposed equilibrium of those classes a mere conceit."
Author: William H. Seward

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