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151. "I've taped a list to my bathroom mirror. It's my Most Violated List. . . Anger. I gave the finger to an ATM. You see, the ATM charged me a $1.75 fee for withdrawl. A dollar seventy-five? That's bananas. So I flipped off the screen. As Julie tells me, when you start making rude gestures to inanimate objects, it's time to work on your anger issues. Mine is not the shouting, pulsing-vein-in-the forehead rage. Like my dad, I rarely raise my voice. My anger problem is more one of long-lasting resentment. It's a heap of real or perceived slights that eventually build up into a mountain of bitterness. . . get some perspective. . . I ask myself the question God asked Jonah. 'Do you do well to be angry?'. . .The world will not end. . . Mute your petty resentment."
Author: A.J. Jacobs
152. "If giving points to some students to achieve greater diversity is a quota system in violation of the Constitution, how can the awarding of points to the children of a less diverse alumni be upheld?"
Author: Adam Schiff
153. "I want to be violated by insight."
Author: Aimee Bender
154. "How're the cats?" he asked, smiling a little. He did miss Angel Marie. Hell, he missed them all."Feral," Benny sniffed. "And horny. Every time one of us walks in, they all start humping our shoes.""They're fixed," Shane mumbled, but the conversation was oddly reassuring. It sounded normal, and like home."Tell that to the big fuzzy brown one….""Orlando Bloom?""Yeah, whatever. Last time I was there that damned animal violated my knitting."Shane lost a battle with a laugh and then whined because it hurt his ribs. "Violated?"[...]"Let's just say that wool is no longer virgin," she quipped dryly, and Shane's chest shook."
Author: Amy Lane
155. "There is a frontier-line in human closenessThat love and passion cannot violate-- Though in silence mouth to mouth be solderedAnd passionate devotion cleave the heart.Here friendship, too, is powerless, and yearsOf that sublime and fiery happinessWhen the free soul has broken clearFrom the slow languor of voluptuousness.Those striving towards it are demented, andIf the line seem close enough to broach--Stricken with sadness...Now you understandWhy my heart does not beat beneath your touch."
Author: Anna Akhmatova
156. "Toddlers can make you feel as if you have violated some archaic law in their personal Koran and you should die, infidel."
Author: Anne Lamott
157. "While privacy strengthens all our bonds, secrecy weakens and damages connection. Lerner points out that we do not usually "know the emotional costs of keeping a secret" until the truth is disclosed. Usually, secrecy involves lying. And lying is always the setting for potential betrayal and violation of trust."
Author: Bell Hooks
158. "I loved doing Shakespeare. My two favorite roles, in fact, have been Viola in Twelfth Night and Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream."
Author: Blythe Danner
159. "Because of our interconnectedness we all know that extreme poverty and exclusionary practices are violations against the basic dignity of people."
Author: Bryant McGill
160. "The kinds of roles dogs fill can be hard to come by in human relationships. We touch the dog or the pet at whim. There is a lack of self-consciousness and a fluidity to it that is absent from most human relationships. If someone acted that way to you, you'd feel claustrophobic pretty quickly. It's a boundary violation."
Author: Caroline Knapp
161. "Sometimes I hesitate to use the term sexual abuse. It conjures up worst-case scenarios in our minds, and we think, "That will never happen to my kids." And we never begin the conversation regarding sexual abuse with our children. But one violation left in secret can cause significant pain."
Author: Carolyn Byers Ruch
162. "I had to keep telling her I'd promised not to let her violate me."
Author: Carrie Jones
163. "But what I believe is that if a person's individual rights or right to be a part of our economic system is violated under statute, we aggressively go after it. But we don't issue mandates to businesses that you've got to do this and you've got to do that."
Author: Clarence Thomas
164. "We doing a traffic stop?""Yeah. I have a reasonable suspicion that we're witnessing a violation of the law.""Which law?""I'll decide later."
Author: D.D. Barant
165. "No one knew what Rodney King had done beforehand to be stopped. No one realized that he was a parolee and that he was violating his parole. No one knew any of those things. All they saw was this grainy film and police officers hitting him over the head."
Author: Daryl Gates
166. "John's old Caddie had a huge engine that would qualify as a human rights violation if built today. It roared down the road, chugging gas and farting a blue cloud of dinosaur souls."
Author: David Wong
167. "Eye contact was a delicate matter. A quarter second of a shared glance was a violation of agreements that made the city operational."
Author: Don DeLillo
168. "Yet I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heart - one of the indivisible primary faculties, or sentiments, which give direction to the character of Man. Who has not, a hundred times, found himself committing a vile or a silly action, for no other reason than because he knows he should not? Have we not a perpetual inclination, in the teeth of our best judgment, to violate that which is Law, merely because we understand it to be such?"
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
169. "In general, from the violation of a few simple laws of humanity arises the wretchedness of mankind - that as a species we have in our possession the as yet unwroght elements of content - and that, even now, in the present darkness and madness of all thought on the great question of social condition, it is not impossible that man, the individual, under certain unusual and highly fortuitous conditions, my be happy"
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
170. "The Third Quartet I made the instruments in pairs - Two different pairs - Violin and viola, and violin and cello. They played very different things from each other all through the whole piece."
Author: Elliott Carter
171. "Reasoning based on cost has been strenuously resisted; it violated the Hippocratic Oath, was associated with rationing, and derided as putting a price on life... Indeed, many physicians were willing to lie to get patients what they needed from insurance companies that were trying to hold down costs."
Author: Ezekiel Emanuel
172. "The unveiled Algerian woman, who assumed an increasingly important place in revolutionary action, developed her personality, discovered the exalting realm of responsibility. The freedom of the Algerian people from then on became identified with woman's liberation, with her entry into history. This woman who, in the avenues of Algier or of Constantine, would carry the grenades or the submachine-gun chargers, this woman who tomorrow would be outraged, violated, tortured, could not put herself back into her former state of mind and relive her behaviour of the past; this woman who was writing the heroic pages of Algerian history was, in so doing, bursting the bounds of the narrow in which she had lived without responsibility, and was at the same time participating in the destruction of colonialism and in the birth of a new woman."
Author: Frantz Fanon
173. "I won't blame Nick. I don't blame Nick. I refuse - refuse! - to turn into some pert-mouthed, strident angry-girl. I made two promises to myself when I married Nick. One: no dancing-monkey demands. Two: I would never, ever say, Sure, that's fine by me (if you want to stay out later, if you want to do a boys' weekend, if you want to do something you want to do) and then punish him for doing what I said was fine by me. I worry I am coming perilously close to violating both of those promises."
Author: Gillian Flynn
174. "Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence."
Author: Henri Frederic Amiel
175. "In law a man is guilty when he violates the rights of others. In ethics he is guilty if he only thinks of doing so."
Author: Immanuel Kant
176. "This was Miami, after all. People come home every day to find their TVs gone, their jewelry and electronics all taken away; their space violated, their possessions rifled, and their dog pregnant."
Author: Jeff Lindsay
177. "There came a time, however, when death ceased to be the enforcer of finitude and began to look, instead, like the last opportunity for radical transformation, the only plausible portal to the infinite.But to be seen as the finite carcass in a sea of blood and bone chips and gray matter-- to inflict that version of himself on other people-- was a violation of privacy so profound it seemed it would outlive him.He was also afraid that it might hurt.And there was a very important question that he still wanted answered. His children were coming, Gary and Denise and maybe even Chip, his intellectual son. It was possible that Chip, if he came, could answer the very important question.And the question was:The question was:"
Author: Jonathan Franzen
178. "When Dr. James Young Simpson sought to apply anesthesia to a woman in childbirth, the clergymen of his day foamed at the mouth and spat upon him with vituperation and abuse, for attempting to violate God's direct command that 'in pain thou shalt bring forth children,' as based upon the idiotic text of the Bible. But Dr. Simpson persisted despite the ravings of the religious lunatics of his day.The importance of Dr. Simpson's application of anesthesia to the relief of pain in childbirth, and his open defiance of the religionists, are beyond the measure of words to evaluate."
Author: Joseph Lewis
179. "All violations of essential privacy are brutalizing."
Author: Katharine Fullerton Gerould
180. "Most people are completely unaware of their breath. They violate your space, they have no idea that they have halitosis."
Author: Larry David
181. "In a poem, the words happen; they just come. I let them. Otherwise, I wouldn't write. To interfere with what is happening is to distort the poem. Just a very small degree of intelligence and supervision is necessary. Very tactful. Any revision later that violates the text as it came, that begins rewriting the words, is fake."
Author: Louis Dudek
182. "There are intellectual vagabonds, to whom the hereditary dwelling-place of their fathers seems too cramped and oppressive for them to be willing to satisfy themselves with the limited space any more: instead of keeping within the limits of a temperate style of thinking, and taking as inviolable truth what furnishes comfort and tranquility to thousands, they overlap all bounds of the traditional and run wild with their imprudent criticism and untamed mania for doubt, these extravagating vagabonds."
Author: Max Stirner
183. "Any law which violates the inalienable rights of man is essentially unjust and tyrannical; it is not a law at all."
Author: Maximilien Robespierre
184. "Violence against women in all its forms is a human rights violation. It's not something that any culture, religion or tradition propagates."
Author: Michelle Bachelet
185. "Azi stiu ca a fi matur, a fi om întreg, nu înseamna altceva decât a întelege ca esti rau, fundamental si dincolo de orice altceva. De câtiva ani încoace nu pot dormi noptile si nu ma pot concentra la treburile mele ziua pentru ca îmi rabufnesc continuu în memorie imagini vii din trecut, cele mai penibile, mai rusinoase, mai dureroase experiente ale mele. Unele sunt de-a dreptul insuportabile, ma surprind strângând ochii si facând gesturi de îndepartare cu mâna ca sa scap de ele, ca sa nu-mi vad sufletul facut tandari. Nu, n-am omorât pe nimeni, n-am violat si n-am tâlharit, n-am bagat pe nimeni la puscarie, dar asta nu înseamna ca n-am provocat altora, de atâtea ori fiinte dragi, enorm de multa suferinta. N-am sa-mi iert niciodata raceala si nesimtirea pe care le-am aratat mamei mele întreaga copilarie si adolescenta, lacrimile ei când, de ziua mea, îmi cumpara vreo bluza sau o camasa dupa gusturile ei, iar eu, în loc de multumiri, îi spuneam ca nu-mi plac si n-am sa le port niciodata."
Author: Mircea Cărtărescu
186. "Are you asking us to impregnate all the females on all the ships with your DNA, so that you can be sure of having progeny?""No!" said Ram in horror. "What a terrible thing for a woman, to wake up pregnant- a violation of trust. It would destroy all nineteen colonies.""Not to mention being embarrassing when all the babies look like you."
Author: Orson Scott Card
187. "HELP!"I race to the square, crossing it, looking all around, listening out-No.No.It's empty.Viola's breathing heavy in my arms .And Haven is empty.I reach the middle of the square.I don't see nor hear a soul.I spin around again."HELP!" I cry.But there's no one.Haven's completely empty.There ain't hope here after all."
Author: Patrick Ness
188. "The body is an inviolable limit. And you have to really hurt it before you know that."
Author: Peter Coyote
189. "People just don't laugh when their family is violated, and you don't shrug it off. You band together and you defend together. It's a funny, primitive instinct."
Author: Phillip Noyce
190. "Who will protect the public when the police violate the law?"
Author: Ramsey Clark
191. "As for relegated/delegated responsibility to ensure organizational software licensing compliance, management is still accountable when intellectual property rights are violated. If the safeguarding responsibility is assigned to an ineffective and/or inefficient unit within an organization, IT audit should recommend an alternative arrangement after the risks are substantiated."
Author: Robert E. Davis
192. "To reject even one major tenet of the religion or to violate one major rule of behavior is enough to get one kicked out - or worse."
Author: Robert Shea
193. "Tis true my garments threadbare are,And sorry poor I seem;But inly I am richer farThan any poet's dream.For I've a hidden life no oneCan ever hope to see;A sacred sanctuary noneMay share with me.Aloof I stand from out the strife,Within my heart a song;By virtue of my inner lifeI to myself belong.Against man-ruling I rebel,Yet do not fear defeat,For to my secret citadelI may retreat.Oh you who have an inner lifeBeyond this dismal dayWith wars and evil rumours rife,Go blessedly your way.Your refuge hold inviolate;Unto yourself be true,And shield serene from sordid fateThe Real You."
Author: Robert W. Service
194. "Mingling with the remains of the plane, equally fragmented, equally absurd, there floated the debris of the soul, broken memories, sloughed-off selves, severed mother tongues, violated privacies, untranslatable jokes, extinguished futures, lost loves, the forgotten meaning of hollow, booming words, land, belonging, home."
Author: Salman Rushdie
195. "She did not make monsters of us. She simply gave us the power to remake ourselves into those inviolable creatures the God of Equality had intended us to be. We knew she was deconstructing the old disabled versions of our sex, and that her ruthlessness was adopted because those constructs were built to endure. She broke down the walls that had kept us contained. There was a fresh red field on the other side, and in its rich soil were growing all the flowers of war that history never let us gather. It was beautiful to walk in. As beautiful as the fells that autumn."
Author: Sarah Hall
196. "The inviolability of the seal of confession is so fundamental to the very nature of the sacrament that any proposal which undermines that inviolability is a challenge to the rights of every Catholic to freedom of religion and conscience."
Author: Sean Brady
197. "Come on. I don't have any problem violating my own insights in practice."
Author: Slavoj Žižek
198. "So the city became the material expression of a particular loss of innocence – not sexual or political innocence but somehow a shared dream of what a city might at its best prove to be – its inhabitants became, and have remained, an embittered and amnesiac race, wounded but unable to connect through memory to the moment of injury, unable to summon the face of their violator."
Author: Thomas Pynchon
199. "Words are instruments, they are tools that, in their different ways, are as effective as any sharp edge or violate chemical. They are, like coins, items of great value, but they represent a currency that, well spent, returns ever greater riches."
Author: Tim Radford
200. "Karma has been a pop culture term for ages. But really, what the heck is it?Karma is not an inviolate engine of cosmic punishment. Rather, it is a neutral sequence of acts, results, and consequences.Receiving misfortune does not necessarily indicate that one has committed evil. But it is a sufficient indicator of something else.And that something else can be anything, as long as it is a logical consequence of what has come before.Consider: if you fall into a well, you are not a bad person who deserves to suffer—you are merely someone who took a wrong step. Or someone who had one drink too many. Or got a head rush due to poor circulation. Or forgot to wear your glasses. Or—The reasons are plentiful, and all plausible. But the chain of cause and effect goes way, way back into the deepest hoariest recesses of your personal past.So never rule out retribution. But never expect it."
Author: Vera Nazarian

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