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1. "What made Olive the saddest about the Gardners was that everyone wanted to be enshrined in someone's memory. It was the only way of living on after death, really: in the minds of loved ones. Memories were the only things that made aging bearable, a way of reverting to better, simpler days."
Author: Andrea Lochen
2. "A simpler form of the same objection consists in saying that death ought not to be final, that there ought to be a second chance. I believe that if a million chances were likely to do good, they would be given."
Author: C.S. Lewis
3. "Dear God,""It should be illegal for smug vampires to look that good," Lindsey said, clucking her tongue. "That is so true," I agreed, thinking a little less hotness would make my relationship with Ethan a lot simpler."
Author: Chloe Neill
4. "If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer."
Author: Dag Hammarskjold
5. "When we were little kids, 'friend' wasn't a verb. You didn't 'friend' someone. You had friends. It was only a noun. It didn't multitask. It was a simpler time, Hen."
Author: Daniel Ehrenhaft
6. "It is so much simpler to bury reality than it is to dispose of dreams"
Author: Don DeLillo
7. "It confuses me that Christian living is not simpler. The gospel, the very good news, is simple."
Author: Donald Miller
8. "In those simpler days, you could just take pictures of movie stars and show them the way they were, as normal human beings. And if I felt part of any movement at the time, it was just to do that - to be journalistic and photograph what is, rather than what is made up."
Author: Elliott Erwitt
9. "Kropp on the other hand is a thinker. He proposes that a declaration of war should be a kind of popular festival with entrance-tickets and bands, like a bull fight. Then in the arena the ministers and generals of the two countries, dressed in bathing-drawers and armed with clubs, can have it out on themselves. Whoever survives the country wins. That would be much simpler and more than just this arrangement, where the wrong people do the fighting"
Author: Erich Maria Remarque
10. "Everything's simpler without constraints."
Author: Erin Bowman
11. "Rosemary bubbled with delight at the trunks. Her naivete responded whole-heartedly to the expensive simplicity of the Divers, unaware of its complexity and its lack of innocence, unaware that it was all a selection of quality rather than quantity from the run of the world's bazaar; and that the simplicity of behavior also, the nursery-like peace and good will, the emphasis on the simpler virtues, was part of a desperate bargain with the gods and had been attained through struggles she could not have guessed at."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
12. "So much simpler, to kill for gold. It did not matter what anyone thought about that. The only rules he abided were those of the Old One, and she cared nothing for war beyond forcing mortals to consider the price of it."
Author: F.T. McKinstry
13. "We were promised a simpler life, and technology has only complicated our lives."
Author: Freeman Thomas
14. "Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings -- always darker, emptier and simpler."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
15. "Leaving people to jumped conclusions is sometimes simpler than explaining a complicated truth"
Author: Gayle Forman
16. "When a truth is necessary, the reason for it can be found by analysis, that is, by resolving it into simpler ideas and truths until the primary ones are reached."
Author: Gottfried Leibniz
17. "If I were gay, life would be a lot simpler. I'm kind of annoyed that I'm not."
Author: Grace Slick
18. "In a mad world it always seems simpler to obey."
Author: Graham Greene
19. "Maybe that's what growing up means, in the end - you go far enough in the direction of - somewhere - and you realise that you've neutered the capacity of the term home to mean anything. [...] We don't get an endless number of orbits away from the place where meaning first arises, that treasure-house of first experiences. What we learn, instead, is that our adventures secure us in our isolation. Experience revokes our licence to return to simpler times. Sooner or later, there's no place remotely like home."
Author: Gregory Maguire
20. "The people were simpler, more peaceable and friendly in their manners and dispositions; and assassinations, which give the southern provinces so ill a reputation, were almost unknown."
Author: Henry Walter Bates
21. "The more we know of God, the more unreservedly we will trust him; the greater our progress in theology, the simpler and more child-like will be our faith"
Author: J. Gresham Machen
22. "My palate is simpler than it used to be. A young chef adds and adds and adds to the plate. As you get older, you start to take away."
Author: Jacques Pepin
23. "• "To us today, it is tempting to ask why societies with early writing systems accepted the ambiguities that restricted writing to a few functions and a few scribes. But even to pose that question is illustrate the gap between ancient perspectives and our own expectations of mass literacy. The intended restricted uses of early writing provided a positive disincentive for devising less ambiguous writing systems. The kings and priests of ancient Sumer wanted writing to be used by professional scribes to recorded numbers of sheep owed in taxes, not by the masses to write poetry and hatch plots. As the anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss put it, ancients writing's main function was "to facilitate the enslavement of other human beings." Personal uses of writing by nonprofessionals came only much later, as writing systems grew simpler and more expressive"
Author: Jared Diamond
24. "Vadderung grinned. "I've never heard it phrased quite like that, but it's accurate enough. In any event, overcoming that inertia requires tremendous energy, will, and a measure of simple luck. If one wishes to alter the course of history, it's a far simpler matter to attempt to shape the future."
Author: Jim Butcher
25. "Your problem is that you have been too honest for too long. Once you start doing it, lying is simpler than breathing."
Author: Jodi Picoult
26. "She's always looking for poetry and passion and sensitivity, the whole Romantic kitchen. I live on a rather simpler diet.' 'Prose and pudding?''I don't expect attractive men necessarily to have attractive souls."
Author: John Fowles
27. "And now here was Arabella, making him feel worse. Maybe that was what she always did; maybe she always made him feel worse, and he'd never really noticed before. Maybe what seemed like the ordinary rough-and-tumble of marriage, combined with hard work and London, was something simpler: the fact that added to any equation, Arabella made it worse."
Author: John Lanchester
28. "In sleep things are simpler. No regret over the past. No worry for the future. Only the present. And as bad as a dream gets, at least you get to sleep through it."
Author: Jonathan Goldstein
29. "Now he had answers, but they weren't doing what answers were supposed to do: they weren't making things simpler or easier. They weren't helping."
Author: Lev Grossman
30. "…It's like a spiral: They keep making everything more basic so it will appeal to everyone. And gradually, everyone gets used to everything being basic, so we get less and less varied as people, more simple. So the corps make everything even simpler. And it goes on and on."
Author: M.T. Anderson
31. "I followed him up the stairs. I was a fornicator, of unnatural appetite, in thrall to an Atheist. I repeated the words in my head and tried to feel the shock of them, but they remained strange and cruel, far removed from Ferris and me. It was simpler to say I was in love."
Author: Maria McCann
32. "Seventy years ago this November, Vladimir Lenin created the modern totalitarian state, transforming simpler forms of tyranny into history's most sophisticated apparatus of rule by terror."
Author: Michael Johns
33. "Google and others truncate headlines at 70 characters. On the Manti Teo story, Deadspin's scoop fell down the Google search results, overtaken by copycat stories with simpler headlines. Deadspin's headline was 118 characters. Vital information - 'hoax' - was one of the words that was cut off."
Author: Nick Denton
34. "To be perfectly honest, drama is a lot simpler than comedy."
Author: Nikki Cox
35. "I don't want to love him—this would be so much simpler if I didn't. But I do.He's funny, and passionate, and strong, and he believes in me more than I even believe in myself. When he looks at me, I feel like I could take on the whole world and come out standing tall. I like myself better when I'm with him, because of how he sees me. He makes me feel beautiful and powerful, like I'm the most important thing in the world, and I don't know how to walk away from that. I don't know how to walk away from him."
Author: Rachel Vincent
36. "Don't explain computers to laymen. Simpler to explain sex to a virgin."
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
37. "If your morals make you dreary, depend upon it they are wrong. I do not say "give them up," for they may be all you have; but conceal them like a vice, lest they should spoil the lives of better and simpler people."
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
38. "A Mac is a closed box, so Apple can make decisions about things that they don't include. That makes, it in some ways, simpler for them."
Author: Robert Wise
39. "...love is essentially a much simpler phenomenon--it becomes complicated, corrupted or obstructed by an unequal balance of power."
Author: Shulamith Firestone
40. "Why did they have kids then? Why did they have children if they didn't want to love and nurture them? Weren't you supposed to cherish every moment you got with your kids? The wives sounded like the only reason to have children was to fulfill some ridiculous social contract that apparently was co- signed when we signed away our single status. If all you wanted to do was to get on with your life, while the hired help took care of bringing up your child, why have one? There was a simpler option. Just don't have them. There were enough unwanted children in the world already."
Author: Shweta Ganesh Kumar
41. "God's philosophy is simpler than the simplest: "Never give up, never give up!"
Author: Sri Chinmoy
42. "There's a Spanish proverb," he said, "that's always fascinated me. "Take what you want and pay for it, says God.'" "I don't believe in God," Daniel said, "but that principle seems, to me, to have a divinity of its own; a kind of blazing purity. What could be simpler, or more crucial? You can have anything you want, as long as you accept that there is a price and that you will have to pay it."
Author: Tana French
43. "No! Please! I'll tell you whatever you want to know!" the man yelled. "Really?" said Vimes. "What's the orbital velocity of the moon?""What?""Oh, you'd like something simpler?"
Author: Terry Pratchett
44. "I do love the provocative side of my collection, but I also like the classics - the simpler skirts and the sweater sets and the shirtdresses. And I always love to see girls in jackets and trousers."
Author: Thom Browne
45. "People who put my paintings on their walls are putting their values on their walls: faith, family, home, a simpler way of living, the beauty of nature, quiet, tranquillity, peace, joy, hope. They beckon you into this world that provides an alternative to your nightly news broadcast."
Author: Thomas Kincade
46. "She became, and her process of becoming was like most of ours: she developed a hatred for things that mystified or obstructed her; acquired virtues that were easy to maintain; assigned herself a role in the scheme of things; and harked back to simpler times for gratification."
Author: Toni Morrison
47. "Her whole life she always pictured falling in love being full of nervous emotion, peaks of romance, and the excitement of wondering if he loved her as much as she loved him. But maybe love was simpler. Maybe true love was finding someone you could talk to with ease, whose heart cared for the same things, and whose dreams could meld with your own."
Author: Tricia Goyer
48. "For the real environment is altogether too big, too complex, and too fleeting for direct acquaintance. We are not equipped to deal with so much subtlety, so much variety, so many permutations and combinations. And although we have to act in that environment, we have to reconstruct it on a simpler model before we can manage it."
Author: Walter Lippmann
49. "I found the world of the Little House books to be so much less confusing, not just because it was "simpler," as plenty of people love to insist, but because it reconciled all the little contradictions of my modern girlhood. On the Banks of Plum Creek clicked with me especially, with its perfect combination of pinafores and recklessness. (I will direct your attention to the illustration on page 31 of my Plum Creek paperback, where you will note how fabulous Laura looks as she pokes the badger with a stick; her style is casual yet feminine, perfect for precarious nature adventures!) At an age when I found myself wanting both a Webelos uniform and a head of beautiful Superstar Barbie hair, On the Banks of Plum Creek was a reassuring book. Being a girl sometimes made more sense in Laura World than it did in real life."
Author: Wendy McClure
50. "It is much simpler to buy books than to read them and easier to read them than to absorb their contents."
Author: William Osler

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