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1. "De verveling die de doorsnee mens in zichzelf tracht te compenseren en te verdringen; de schrik van iemand die over de dood nadenkt."
Author: Albert Camus
2. "Ik lees nauwelijks fictie. Onder ons gezegd en gezwegen, ik vind het iets voor verveelde huisvrouwen. Fictie. Dan Brown heb ik gelezen, omdat zoveel mensen dat kochten. Ik dacht, eens kijken of de massa smaak heeft. Maar dat was dus niet zo."
Author: Arnon Grunberg
3. "You can con God and get away with it, Granny said, if you do so with charm and wit. If you live your life with imagination and verve, God will play along just to see what outrageously entertaining thing you'll do next."
Author: Dean Koontz
4. "We breathe too fast to be able to grasp things in themselves or to expose their fragility. Our panting postulates and distorts them, creates and disfigures them, and binds us to them. I bestir myself, therefore I emit a world as suspect as my speculation which justifies it; I espouse movement, which changes me into a generator of being, into an artisan of fictions, while my cosmogonic verve makes me forget that, led on by the whirlwind of acts, I am nothing but an acolyte of time, an agent of decrepit universes. (...)If we would regain our freedom, we must shake off the burden of sensation, no longer react to the world by our senses, break our bonds. For all sensation is a bond, pleasure as much as pain, joy as much as misery. The only free mind is the one that, pure of all intimacy with beings or objects, plies its own vacuity."
Author: Emil Cioran
5. "It was amusing, in such lightness of air, that the Prince should again present himself only to speak for the Princess, so unfortunately unable again to leave home; and that Mrs Verver should as regularly figure as an embodied, a beautifully deprecating apology for her husband, who was all geniality and humility among his own treasures, but as to whom the legend had grown up that he couldn't bear, with the height of his standards and the tone of the company, in the way of sofas and cabinets, habitually kept by him, the irritation and depression to which promiscuous visiting, even at pompous houses, had been found to expose him."
Author: Henry James
6. "A szüloi lét és a modern genetika nagy közhelye, hogy a szüloknek alig van befolyásuk gyermekeik jellemére, vagy nincs is. Sosem tudhatja az ember, kivé lesznek. Lehetoségek, egészség, jövobeni kilátások, beszédmodor, illemtudás- ezek alakítására lehet módjuk a szüloknek. De hogy miféle ember él majd velük egy fedél alatt, az azon múlik, melyik spermium talál rá melyik petesejtre, két pakli kártyából mely kártyákra esik a választás, hogyan lesznek megkeverve, megemelve és összepárosítva az új kombináció pillanatában. Jó kedélyu vagy neorotikus, nagylelku vagy mohó, kíváncsi vagy unalmas, közlékeny vagy félénk, vagy bármi egyéb a ketto között;"
Author: Ian McEwan
7. "Goya's savage verve, his harsh, brutal genius, captivated Des Esseintes. On the other hand, the universal admiration his works had won rather put him off, and for years he had refrained from framing them, for fear that if he hung them up, the first idiot who saw them would might feel obliged to dishonour them with a few inanities and go into stereotyped ecstasies over them."
Author: Joris Karl Huysmans
8. "Sometimes death is proof of life. Sometimes decay points out a certain verve."
Author: Karen Thompson Walker
9. "Tegen het einde van de winter werd dit wanhopige verlangen weg te komen uit deze eenzaamheid en ook het gewone gevoel van verveling zo groot, dat ik de kamer niet meer uitkwam, geen piano meer speelde en geen boeken meer wilde lezen. Als katja mij tractte te overhalen toch iets te gaan doen, antwoordde ik :'ik heb geen zin, ik kan niet.', Maar in mijn hart zei een stem: Waarom? Waarom zoui k iets doen wanneer mijn mooiste jaren zo verloren gaan? En op dit waarom had ik geen ander antwoord dan tranen."
Author: Leo Tolstoy
10. "Een James Bond-boek is stom maar opwindend, terwijl een meesterwerk van de Vlaamse literatuur even stom maar daarbij ook nog vervelend is."
Author: Louis Paul Boon
11. "Angela Carter...refused to join in rejecting or denouncing fairy tales, but instead embraced the whole stigmatized genre, its stock characters and well-known plots, and with wonderful verve and invention, perverse grace and wicked fun, soaked them in a new ?ery liquor that brought them leaping back to life. From her childhood, through her English degree at the University of Bristol where she specialised in Medieval Literature, and her experiences as a young woman on the folk-music circuit in the West Country, Angela Carter was steeped in English and Celtic faerie, in romances of chivalry and the grail, Chaucerian storytelling and Spenserian allegory, and she was to become fairy tale's rescuer, the form's own knight errant, who seized hold of it in its moribund state and plunged it into the fontaine de jouvence itself.(from "Chamber of Secrets: The Sorcery of Angela Carter")"
Author: Marina Warner
12. "My function at Verve was that of a genuine producer in artists and repertoire."
Author: Norman Granz
13. "Er zijn een paar veel belangrijkere dingetjes die je niet weet en het eerste is dat je nooit wordt wat je wil worden, onthou dat goed - het is vervelend om 't te beseffen, maar vroeg of laat moet je ermee leren leven, dus je kan 't maar beter meteen weten."
Author: Paolo Giordano
14. "Few people...have had much training in listening. The training of most oververbalized professional intellectuals is in the opposite direction. Living in a competitive culture, most of us are most of the time chiefly concerned with getting our own views across, and we tend to find other people's speeches a tedious interruption of the flow of our own ideas."
Author: S.I. Hayakawa
15. "Emblematic of this era was the prolific Viennese surgeon Theodor Billroth. Born in 1821, Billroth studied music and surgery with almost equal verve. (The professions still often go hand in hand. Both push manual skill to its limit; both mature with practice and age; both depend on immediacy, precision, and opposable thumbs.)"
Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
16. "And may the odds -" He tosses a berry in a high arc toward me. I catch it in my mouth and break the delicate skin with my teeth. The sweet tartness explodes across my tongue. "- be ever in your favor!" I finish with equal verve."
Author: Suzanne Collins
17. "...a hullámok monoton bukdosása a parton, mely többnyire ütemesen s megnyugtatóan kísérte gondolatait, ahogy ott ült gyermekei körében, már-már vigasztaló ritmust verve, s akár ha a természet hajtogatná egy régi-régi bölcsodal szavaival: "Nem hagylak el - megvédelek...", máskor viszont hirtelen, váratlanul, s foleg ha figyelme elterelodött épp a pillanatnyi teendorol, mintha egyáltalán nem sugallt volna ily vigaszos jelentést, nem, de mint kísérteties dobok pergése, szólt az élet mértékeirol, hogy aki hallja, a pusztulásra gondoljon, itt e szigetére, a tenger ölén, s ot magát arra figyelmezteti, hogy napjai hiába telnek hol ezzel, hol azzal a valóságos kis teendovel, anyagtalanok csak, mint a szivárvány - ez a monotonság, mely tompán rejlezett eleddig más hangok mögé, most egyszerre ott dübörgött, mint hatalmas üregben, a fülében, s o maga óhatatlan borzadállyal kapta fel nyomban a fejét."
Author: Virginia Woolf
18. "-Mi, hátramaradottak, utadra bocsátunk. Sok év rabság vaskapujáról leverve a lakat. Menj hát szabadon a gyönyöru országba. Bocsáss meg nekünk, e befelhozött világon szenvedoknek. Vezess bennünket, várj bennünket, ahogyan mi téged várunk. Még viszontlátjuk egymást."
Author: William Nicholson

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