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1. "I think we can question whether degrees are antediluvian. Online learning has flexibility. Why not master courses in energy, writing, communications, and engineering and get a credential?"
Author: Anant Agarwal
2. "Così il piccolo principe addomesticò la volpe. E quando l'ora della partenza fu vicina: « Ah! » disse la volpe, « piangerò.» « La colpa è tua », disse il piccolo principe, « io non ti volevo far del male, ma tu hai voluto che ti addomesticassi...» « E' vero », disse la volpe. « Ma piangerai! » disse il piccolo principe. « E' certo », disse la volpe. « Ma allora che ci guadagni? » « Ci guadagno », disse la volpe, « il colore del grano. » «Da te, gli uomini», disse il piccolo principe, «coltivano cinquemila rose nello stesso giardino... e non trovano quello che cercano...» «Non lo trovano», ripetei. «E tuttavia quello che cercano potrebbe essere trovato in una sola rosa o in un po' d'acqua...» «Certo», confermai. E il piccolo principe soggiunse: «Ma gli occhi sono ciechi. Bisogna cercare col cuore.»"
Author: Antoine De Saint Exupéry
3. "No, what's troubling is the gap between the magnitude of our challenges and the smallness of our politics--the ease with which we are distracted by the petty and trivial, our chronic avoidance of tough decisions, our seeming inability to build a working concensus to tackle any big problem."
Author: Barack Obama
4. "I was bi and my heart was off-limits to no one, at least not for any reason like what they had between their legs or whether their chests were flat or round. And maybe because of that I never really could believe or understand that Griff, or anyone else, could be deterred from falling in love by such a trivial thing as gender."
Author: Ben Monopoli
5. "As you wish, of course." Lucius lowered the volume on an old record player, which spun a warped vinyl disk that wailed unfamiliar music, scratchy and whiny, like cats fighting. Or a coffin with rusty hinges opening and closing over and over again in a deserted mausoleum. "Do you like Croatian folk?" heasked, seeing my interest. "It reminds me of home.""I prefer normal music.""Ah, yes, your MTV with all the bumping and grinding. Like a shot of raging adolescent hormones administered via television. I'm not averse."
Author: Beth Fantaskey
6. "When a philosopher says something that is true then it is trivial. When he says something that is not trivial then it is false."
Author: Carl Friedrich Gauss
7. "Viviamo nel ricordo di chi ci ama"
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
8. "Wars, wars, wars': reading up on the region I came across one moment when quintessential Englishness had in fact intersected with this darkling plain. In 1906 Winston Churchill, then the minister responsible for British colonies, had been honored by an invitation from Kaiser Wilhelm II to attend the annual maneuvers of the Imperial German Army, held at Breslau. The Kaiser was 'resplendent in the uniform of the White Silesian Cuirassiers' and his massed and regimented infantry...reminded one more of great Atlantic rollers than human formations. Clouds of cavalry, avalanches of field-guns and—at that time a novelty—squadrons of motor-cars (private and military) completed the array. For five hours the immense defilade continued. Yet this was only a twentieth of the armed strength of the regular German Army before mobilization.Strange to find Winston Churchill and Sylvia Plath both choosing the word 'roller,' in both its juggernaut and wavelike declensions, for that scene."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
9. "If the Bahreini royal family can have an embassy, a state, and a seat at the UN, why should the twenty-five million Kurds not have a claim to autonomy? The alleviation of their suffering and the assertion of their self-government is one of the few unarguable benefits of regime change in Iraq. It is not a position from which any moral retreat would be allowable."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
10. "He sent Zuckerberg a letter proposing Viacom would pay $1.5 billion to buy the two-year-old company."
Author: David Kirkpatrick
11. "He wanted Livia back. Kyle probably wanted to talk her ear off all about the wedding, but he needed Livia here. He ached for her."
Author: Debra Anastasia
12. "Next on Livia's to-do list was Blake. She needed to find him. They needed to face what he feared. Together."
Author: Debra Anastasia
13. "She glanced in the rearview mirror, as if she might see Mouse sitting up instead of lying flat. "I can't imagine Blake living through the night," she confessed. "If you can see him from where you are right now, tell him Livia did a good job."
Author: Debra Anastasia
14. "After soft kisses, they pressed their hands together palm to palm. The tingling scattered all over Livia's body, warming her. "Do you feel that?" she whispered with a smile. His lips moved in his silent count. Blake wrapped his fingers around her hand. She copied the movement. Their hands together now resembled a heart-not a cartoon rendering of the shape, but a real human heart. He touched her lips with his and murmured, "I've been feeling it since you first smiled at me."
Author: Debra Anastasia
15. "I hope you know how rare a girl like Livia is."Blake nodded, but said nothing."I've only met a few souls as crystal clear as hers," Bea continued. "One of them was my Aaron; we were married for sixty-two years. Souls like that, my boy, are a gift. Cherish her.""I will." Blake stood and gave Bea a formal bow only he could get away with."
Author: Debra Anastasia
16. "Livia looked puzzled and whispered, "I have no idea why these are special."Blake dared to touch her face. "They're the exact color of your eyes."
Author: Debra Anastasia
17. "Her arms suddenly free, Livia stroked Blake's face and whispered. "I see it, sweetheart. I was right—you're beautiful when you're glass."
Author: Debra Anastasia
18. "If we're open to it, God can use even the smallest thing to change our lives... to change us. It might be a laughing child, car brakes that need fixing, a sale on pot roast, a cloudless sky, a trip to the woods to cut down a Christmas tree, a school teacher, a Dunhill Billiard pipe...or even a pair of shoes. Some people will never believe. They may feel that such things are too trivial, too simple, or too insignificant to forever change a life. But I believe. And I always will."
Author: Donna VanLiere
19. "He educated Maurice, or rather his spirit educated Maurice's spirit, for they themselves became equal. Neither thought "Am I led; am I leading?" Love had caught him out of triviality and Maurice out of bewilderment in order that two imperfect souls might touch perfection."
Author: E.M. Forster
20. "Trivia are not knowledge. Lists of facts don't comprise knowledge. Analyzing, hypothesizing, concluding from data, sharing insights, those comprise knowledge. You can't google for knowledge."
Author: Elaine Chaika
21. "N-are rost sa gândesti asupra mortii, decât pen-tru a o seca, pentru a o face exterioara. Atât de departe sa te fi afundat în ea, ca misterul ei sa-ti devina o semnificatie indiferenta, infinitul ei inexpresiv, vesnicia ei fada. Fa din scârba de moarte o diminuare a mortii si din frica de ea, un avânt absurd. Fugi de întelepciune; caci nu exista decât o întelepciune a mortii. Si cu cât cineva este mai întelept, cu atât priveste viata mai mult prin prisma mortii. Arunca moartea la marginile tale, ca sa mori cu acestea, si nu cu tine. Adora viata pentru infinitul motivelor care n-o sustin si dezgustate de moarte pâna la nemurire."
Author: Emil Cioran
22. "When I was in third grade--the age of many of the boys here--my parents had debated whether or not to buy me a pair of [special soccer shoes]...Here in Bolivia most of the kids played in bare feet, and they had as much fun as we ever had. Alone, human beings can feel hunger. Alone, we can feel cold. Alone, we can feel pain. To feel poor, however, is something that we do only in comparison to others. I took off my shoes."
Author: Eric Greitens
23. "L'amore è un potere attivo dell'uomo; un potere che annulla le pareti che lo separano dai suoi simili, che gli fa superare il senso d'isolamento e di separazione, e tuttavia gli permette di essere se stesso e di conservare la propria integrità."
Author: Erich Fromm
24. "He remembered enthusiasm, hope, and a kind of jubilation or exultation. Cheerfulness, yes, and joviality, and the brief gratification of sex. Gladness, too, fullness of heart, appreciation, and many other emotions. But not joy. No, that belonged to simpler minds."
Author: Evan S. Connell
25. "Un giorno, in maniera naturale, tutto è cambiato. E niente è stato più come prima. Un mondo di certezze è stato spazzato via, travolto."
Author: Fabio Volo
26. "The office of the public teacher is an unenviable and thankless one."
Author: Felix Adler
27. "Summer is a Latvian chicken. We make foolish choices. We think we're young again. We run with outstretched arms toward an object of love and it pecks us and pecks us until we're standing there snot-nosed and teary in the middle of Astor Place and the sun sets fire to our Penguin shirts and all that is left to do is go to our air-conditioned homes and ponder the cruelty of our finest season."
Author: Gary Shteyngart
28. "How I envy those clerks who go by to their offices in the morning! There's the day's work cut out for them; no question of mood and feeling; they have just to work at something, and when the evening comes, they have earned their wages, and they are free to rest and enjoy themselves. What an insane thing it is to make literature one's only means of support! When the most trivial accident may at any time prove fatal to one's power of work for weeks or months. No, that is the unpardonable sin! To make a trade of an art! I am rightly served for attempting such a brutal folly."
Author: George Gissing
29. "A canon is a guarded catalogue of that speech, music and art which houses inside us, which is irrevocably familiar to our homecomings. And this will include, if honestly arrived at and declared (even if solely to oneself), all manner of ephemera, trivial, and possibly mendacious matter…No manor woman need justify his personal anthology, his canonic welcomes. Love does not argue its necessities."
Author: George Steiner
30. "Los hijos, como los libros, son viajes al interior de una misma en los cuales el cuerpo, la mente y el alma cambian de direccion, se vuelven hacia el centro mismo de la existencia."
Author: Isabel Allende
31. "A la hora de dormir, seguía pensando en él. Mientras estaba acostada su imagen jugaba en mi mente, no podía pensar en nada, ni en nadie más y sentía que ya no podía seguir luchando por evitar pensar en él. Era como nadar a contracorriente y ya no tenía otra opción más que sucumbir ante su encanto, aunque fuera en sueños para sentirme aliviada. Me acosté boca abajo abrazando fuertemente una de las almohadas, era mi manera de dormir, pero ésta vez sería diferente; cerré mis ojos y me imaginé que lo abrazaba a él. Quise sentir por un momento que mi cara reposaba en su deseable pecho y que sus brazos me rodeaban, quise imaginarlo conmigo, en mi cama."
Author: Itxa Bustillo
32. "Havia muitos miúdos-a-caminho-de-trabalharem-na-empresa-do-pai, muitos artistas-até-se-desiludirem, muitos perdidos, muitos activistas-de-algo-que-só-eles-conheciam, muitos deslocados, muitos existencialistas e muitos neo-qualquer-coisa."
Author: José Luís Peixoto
33. "On the fifth night of our search, I see a plesiosaur. It is a megawatt behemoth, bronze and blue-white, streaking across the sea floor like a torpid comet. Watching it, I get this primordial deja vu, like I'm watching a dream return to my body. It wings towards me with a slow, avian grace. Its long neck is arced in an S-shaped curve; its lizard body is the size of Granana's carport. Each of its ghost flippers pinwheels colored light. I try to swim out of its path, but the thing's too big to avoid. That Leviathan fin, it shivers right through me. It's a light in my belly, cold and familiar. And I flash back to a snippet from school, a line from a poem or a science book, I can't remember which: 'There are certain prehistoric things that swim beyond extinction'."
Author: Karen Russell
34. "I loathe and detest all this trivialisation of politics."
Author: Ken Livingstone
35. "I believe Western culture -- rule of law, universal suffrage, etc. -- is preferable to Arab culture: that's why there are millions of Muslims in Scandinavia, and four Scandinavians in Syria. Follow the traffic. I support immigration, but with assimilation."
Author: Mark Steyn
36. "With so many willing, complex women in the world, he had little respect for men who fixated on girlishness. Innocence was, by definition, an absence of experience—character—knowledge. To desire that absence seemed rather deviant."
Author: Meredith Duran
37. "Dialogo tra Levi Matteo e Satana (il mago Woland)."Se vieni da me, perché non mi hai salutato, ex pubblicano?", replico Woland severo."Perché non voglio che tu stia in salute", rispose brusco il nuovo venuto."Ma dovrai rassegnarti a questo", replicò Woland e un sorriso increspò la sua bocca, "sei appena apparso sul tetto e già hai fatto una sciocchezza e ti dirò quale: è il tuo tono. Hai pronunciato le parole come se non riconoscessi le tenebre e il male. Sii tanto cortese da riflettere su questa domanda: che cosa sarebbe il tuo bene se non ci fosse il male, e come apparirebbe la terra se non ci fossero le ombre? Le ombre nascono dagli oggetti e dalle persone. Ecco l'ombra della mia spada. Ma ci sono le ombre degli alberi e degli esseri viventi. Non vorrai per caso sbucciare tutto il globo terrestre buttando via tutti gli alberi e tutto ciò che è vivo per godere della tua fantasia della nuda luce? Sei uno sciocco."(Il maestro e Margherita)"
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
38. "In our own time we have seen domination spread over the social landscape to a point where it is beyond all human control.... Compared to this stupendous mobilization of materials, of wealth, of human intellect, of human labor for the single goal of domination, all other recent human achievements pale to almost trivial significance. Our art, science, medicine, literature, music and "charitable" acts seem like mere droppings from a table on which gory feasts on the spoils of conquest have engaged the attention of a system whose appetite for rule is utterly unrestrained."
Author: Murray Bookchin
39. "The real things are apt to be deviant."
Author: Osamu Dazai
40. "Nicio viata nu e stricata cu exceptia celei care este oprita. Daca vrei sa strici caracterul cuiva nu trebuie decat sa il reformezi"
Author: Oscar Wilde
41. "People get so attached to a position which they identify themselves with that they just spurt it out, but they can't really give you a viable reason why they feel that way."
Author: Serj Tankian
42. "You ready for the next part?" – Sundown "Like an adrenaline shot straight into my heart via my eyes." – Abigail"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
43. "Sylvia grabs my sleeve. "He's a looker.""I know. The problem is, he knows it, too."
Author: Simone Elkeles
44. "Olivia. I've lost her three times. The first was to impatience. The second was to a lie so dense we couldn't work our way through it, and the third time - this time - I've lost her to Noah."
Author: Tarryn Fisher
45. "Dr. Lecter took off Krendler's runner's headband as you would remove the rubber band from a tin of caviar."
Author: Thomas Harris
46. "Sê calmo até à estupidez como a vida. E todavia. Dar a volta por quanto existi - e exististe tanto. Porque uma vida humana. Como ela é intensa. Porque o que nela acontece não é o que nela acontece mas a quantidade de nós que acontece nesse acontecer."
Author: Vergílio Ferreira
47. "Estava eu a dizer ao António que o cão não passa este inverno - declarou meu pai - para ele era uma sorte se morresse.- Não morre! - disse eu, aflito.Mas Tomás aproximara-se também:Que é que tu esperas do cão? Viveu, tem de morrer.Não havia ali, porém, uma acusação. Havia só o reconhecimento de uma evidência serena. Mas justamente para mim o que era evidente não era a morte, era a vida. Como podia o cão morrer? Como podia morrer a sua pessoa?"
Author: Vergílio Ferreira
48. "We are nauseated by the sight of trivial personalities decomposing in the eternity of print."
Author: Virginia Woolf
49. "But on the whole the impression was neither of tragedy nor of comedy. There was no describing it. It was manifold and various; there were tears and laughter, happiness and woe; it was tedious and interesting and indifferent; it was as you saw it: it was tumultuous and passionate; it was grave; it was sad and comic; it was trivial; it was simple and complex; joy was there and despair; the love of mothers for their children, and of men for women; lust trailed itself through the rooms with leaden feet, punishing the guilty and the innocent, helpless wives and wretched children; drink seized men and women and cost its inevitable price; death sighed in these rooms; and the beginning of life, filling some poor girl with terror and shame, was diagnosed there. There was neither good nor bad there. There were just facts. It was life."
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
50. "The wisest choice would be the one who would win. No sense running Mona Lisa in a beauty contest. I'd be for the most right, viable candidate who could win. If you could convince me that Barry Goldwater could win, I'd vote for him. [1967]"
Author: William F. Buckley Jr.

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