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201. "The two real leads in 'Children of Men' are Clive Owen and the social environment. You know, this same movie without the social environment maybe is just like a generic chase movie."
Author: Alfonso Cuaron
202. "Common sense has become an uncommon virtue."
Author: Amit Abraham
203. "Ninguna enfermedad te enseña a morir. Te enseña a vivir. A amar la vida con toda la fuerza que tengas"
Author: Antonio Santa Ana
204. "For man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but, when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all; since armed injustice is the more dangerous, and he is equipped at birth with the arms of intelligence and with moral qualities which he may use for the worst ends. Wherefore, if he have not virtue, he is the most unholy and the most savage of animals, and the most full of lust and gluttony. But justice is the bond of men in states, and the administration of justice, which is the determination of what is just, is the principle of order in political society."
Author: Aristotle
205. "It is the State which educates its citizens in civic virtue, gives them a consciousness of their mission and welds them into unity."
Author: Benito Mussolini
206. "I can identify with other people and situations, but I tend not to. I would rather recall things from my own life, and I don't have to force myself. . . . Just being in certain environments triggers a response in my brain, a certain feeling I want to articulate. For some reason, I am attracted to self-destruction. I know that personal sacrifice has a great deal to do with how we live or don't live our lives."
Author: Bob Dylan
207. "Everyone is aware that most of the built environment today lacks a natural order, an order which presents itself very strongly in places that were built centuries ago."
Author: Christopher Alexander
208. "Few are those who wish to be endowed with virtue rather than to seem so."
Author: Cicero
209. "Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue."
Author: David Hume
210. "Scholars discern motions of history & formulate these motions into rules that govern the rises & falls of civilizations. My belief runs contrary, however. To wit: history admits no rules, only outcomes. What precipitates outcomes? Vicious acts and virtuous acts. What precipitates acts? Belief."
Author: David Mitchell
211. "La vida tiene varias dimensiones pero estamos condenados a elegir e ignorar las demás. Estamos condenados a sentir que, por bien que estemos, nuestra elección fue incorrecta. Estamos condenados a vivir con alguien mientras deseamos día tras día a otros. Estamos condenados a mentir, a dar besos fríos, a seguir dando golpes en la oscuridad fingiendo una pasión que se fue hace años. ¿Por qué lo hacemos? El miedo a aceptar el fracaso podría ser una de las razones."
Author: Efraim Medina Reyes
212. "Pero, para colmo, nadie te podrá garantizar lo porvenir, porvenir que en cualquier caso es triste: si fracasás, porque el fracaso es siempre penoso y, en el artista, trágico; si triunfás, porque el triunfo es una especie de vulgaridad, una suma de malentendidos, un manoseo; convirtiéndote en esa asquerosidad que se llama un hombre público, y con derecho (¿con derecho?) un chico, como vos mismo eras al comienzo, te podrá escupir.Y también deberás aguantar esa injusticia, agachar el lomo y seguir produciendo tu obra, como quien levanta una estatua en un chiquero"
Author: Ernesto Sabato
213. "Believing in him is not the same as believing things about him such as that he was born of a virgin and raised Lazarus from the dead. Instead, it is a matter of giving our hearts to him, of come hell or high water putting our money on him, the way a child believes in a mother or a father, the way a mother or a father believes in a child."
Author: Frederick Buechner
214. "They preferred writing about great men to writing about great hills; but they sat on the great hills to write it. They gave out much less about Nature, but they drank in, perhaps, much more. They painted the white robes of their holy virgins with the blinding snow, at which they had stared all day. They blazoned the shields of their paladins with the purple and gold of many heraldic sunsets. The greenness of a thousand green leaves clustered into the live green figure of Robin Hood. The blueness of a score of forgotten skies became the blue robes of the Virgin. The inspiration went in like sunbeams and came out like Apollo."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
215. "Since i couldn't remember the "real" first time i'd lost my virginity, this would have become my de facto first time. I wanted a better story then: I did it with this boy who i wasn't very into and who had mysterious Gaterade breath; in his room decorated with sports equipment; at least he was nice enough to provide condoms and get his ancient, horny dog to leave us along."
Author: Gabrielle Zevin
216. "Did he understand, as those interminable minutes ticked by, that being alone is not the same as being lonely? That being alone is a neutral state; it is like a blind fish at the bottom of the ocean without eyes, and therefore without judgement. Is it possible? That which is around me does not affect my mood; my mood affects that which is around me. Is it true? Could Denny have possibly appreciated the subjective nature of loneliness, which is something that exists only in the mind, not in the world, and, like a virus, is unable to survive without a willing host?"
Author: Garth Stein
217. "Es pensando en ti, por las mañanas, en la cama, como me decido a darme cuerda y a vivir un nuevo día."
Author: Haruki Murakami
218. "Kai žmogus ieško, tada lengvai atsitinka, kad jo akys mato tik ta dalyka, kurio ieško, ir jis nieko kito neistengia pastebeti ar suvokti, nes visa laika galvoja tik apie ieškoma daikta - jis turi tiksla, apsestas savo tikslo. Ieškoti- tai tureti tiksla. Bet rasti - vadinasi, buti laisvam, atviram pojuciams, netureti jokio tikslo."
Author: Hermann Hesse
219. "În viata trebuie sa înveti sa citesti printre rânduri si în oameni. Sa citesti printre vorbele lor si chiar dincolo de ele. Uneori, un oftat povesteste mai mult decât un roman-fluviu, o privire - mai mult decât o biblioteca."
Author: Ileana Vulpescu
220. "As she stood down below him on the street,it seemed impossible that she'd connected with him as she had,but then,the phone was virtual relating,one step up from being online.Both people were in their own environments,invisible to each other,only their voices mixing.It was false intimacy."
Author: J.R. Ward
221. "He was a killer, a thing that preyed, living on the things that lived, unaided, alone, by virtue of his own strength and prowess, surviving triumphantly in a hostile environment where only the strong survived. Because of all this he became possessed of a great pride in himself, which communicated itself like a contagion to his physical being."
Author: Jack London
222. "According to Maximus the Confessor in "One Hundred Chapters of Love", the key to directing and increasing one's desire for God is the acquisition of the virtues-which, you'll recall, we described above as noncognitive "dispositions" acquired through practices. So how does one acquire such virtues, such dispositions of desire? Through participation in concrete Christian practices like confession."
Author: James K.A. Smith
223. "Virgin suicideWhat was that she cried?No use in stayin'On this holocaust rideShe gave me her cherryShe's my virgin suicide"
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
224. "You must love no-thingness,You must flee something,You must remain alone,And go to nobody.You must be very activeAnd free of all things.You must deliver the captivesAnd force those who are free.You must comfort the sickAnd yet have nothing yourself.You must drink the water of sufferingAnd light the fire of Love with the wood of the virtues.Thus you live in the true desert."
Author: Jessica Shirvington
225. "For women especially, virginity has become the easy answer- the morality quick fix. You can be vapid, stupid, and unethical, but so long as you've never had sex, you're a "good" (i.e. "moral) girl and therefore worthy of praise."
Author: Jessica Valenti
226. "And who you are isn't already cast in everyone's eyes. No one knows what to expect from you. Some would say society's in a rut. Stagnant. By virtue of being new, you have the power to shake us out of that."
Author: Jodi Meadows
227. "The sterile, arid environment created by truly jarring and discordant signage and gargantuan billboards is a turnoff."
Author: Jonathan Katz
228. "High status males had multiple wives or additional mating opportunities in the ancestral environment."
Author: Keith Henson
229. "Ahora era libre de hacer lo que quisiera, pero esa libertad se me antojaba ilusoria, pues me habían arrebatado aquello que más deseaba. Se supone que debemos trazarnos una meta en la vida y vivirla. Pero a veces, sólo después de haber vivido se percata uno de que su vida tenía una meta, una que seguramente nunca se le había pasado por la cabeza. Y ahora que yo había alcanzado mi meta me sentía perdido y sin rumbo."
Author: Khaled Hosseini
230. "Sort of. I can feel the arrangement of the virus or bacteria or whatever. And once I learn it, I can replicate that specific disease." She shot Conall a smirk. "Khileshi cockfire is a favorite."Wraith laughed. Conall paled. Eidolon looked at her like she was responsible for every case of the excruciating, dick-shriveling venereal disease he'd ever treated. The guy was so freaking uptight he probably starched his freaking underwear."
Author: Larissa Ione
231. "On the issues that I care deeply about - the environment, Roe vs. Wade, the war in Iraq, with no weapons of mass destruction, the tax cuts that are now leading to deficits, I've got some deep issues with the president."
Author: Lincoln Chafee
232. "Food is as important as energy, as security, as the environment. Everything is linked together."
Author: Louise Fresco
233. "Hugh concentrated upon different objects in the camión; the driver's small mirror with the legend running round it—Cooperación de la Cruz Roja, the three picture postcards of the Virgin Mary pinned beside it, the two slim vases of marguerites over the dashboard, the gangrened fire extinguisher, the dungaree jacket and whiskbroom under the seat where the pelado was sitting—he watched him as they hit another bad stretch of road. Swaying from side to side with his eyes shut, the man was trying to tuck in his shirt. Now he was methodically buttoning his coat on the wrong buttons. But it struck Hugh all this was merely preparatory, a sort of grotesque toilet."
Author: Malcolm Lowry
234. "The gaze of others is quite without indulgence for our defects and that of Mantegna is pitiless. I am grateful to him. Harshness, in the realm of the arts, is a virtue, and it is sometimes a good thing to see oneself as one is. My stupor, however, comes from the fact that people recognise me where I myself seem to see a stranger. This leads one to meditate more deeply on the matter. Are they dwelling on my superficial appearance rather than on what I really am? Who can say?"
Author: Marie Ferranti
235. "I am not good. I am not virtuous. I am not sympathetic. I am not generous. I am merely and above all a creature of intense passionate feeling. I feel—everything. It is my genius. It burns me like fire."
Author: Mary MacLane
236. "El deseo mimético convierte al esclavo en un guardián del templo en el que comulgan sus amos, porque el esclavo, aunque en vano, espera participar algún día en el festín, incluso cuando sólo le toquen los restos. Precisamente por eso la religión del capital, en su modo virtual, dispone de tantos adeptos: los que disfrutan de ella, naturalmente, pero también los que creen poder hacerlo algún día y, por esa razón, desean el mantenimiento de las reglas del juego con la única esperanza de poder jugar también ellos en el futuro."
Author: Michel Onfray
237. "Hypocrisy is a fashionable vice, and all fashionable vices pass for virtue."
Author: Molière
238. "The features of globalization have huge consequences on pandemics. It just connects us so much more closely... And as a consequence, every one of these viruses that passes from animals to humans has the capacity to infect all of us."
Author: Nathan Wolfe
239. "You were a boy scout?''Lasted a day.But it's the truth about food. I just broke my breakfast virginity with you."
Author: Samantha Towle
240. "I look down at our knees, slightly touching. Jeans against jeans. Does she notice the heat transferring from her body to mine? Does she even realize what she's doing to me? I know, I know. I'm not a virgin and the slightest touch of a girl's knee is driving me insane. I don't even know what I'm feeling for Maggie, I just know that I'm feeling It's something I've tried to avoid and deny until yesterday, when I held her in my arms while her tears spilled onto my shirt. God, our knees touching isn't enough. I need more. She's knotting her fingers together on her lap as if she doesn't know what to do with them. I want to touch her, but what if she pulls away like before?"
Author: Simone Elkeles
241. "I just can really adapt to any kind of environment."
Author: Stacy Keibler
242. "If you look at history, innovation doesn't come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect."
Author: Steven Johnson
243. "A girl's life was defined by lines: fine lines, hairlines, bikini lines, class lines, the tightrope line between being a good girl and a slut. But there was always a moment when the lines blurred and a good girl had to decide whether to toe the line, cross the line, or stay safe behind the line that guarded her virtue."
Author: Thea Devine
244. "As a teenager, my father took me to the shows at the Architectural Association and to places like Milton Keynes back when it was first being built. But I couldn't find anything for me. There seemed to be despair at the possibility of the built environment possessing any imagination in the real world."
Author: Thomas Heatherwick
245. "Most of the world is either asleep or dead. The religious people are, for the most part, asleep. The irreligious are dead. Those who are asleep are divided into two classes, like the Virgins in the parable, waiting for the Bridegroom's coming. The wise have oil in their lamps. That is to say they are detached from themselves and from the cares of the world, and they are full of charity. They are indeed waiting for the Bridegroom, and they desire nothing else but His coming, even though they may fall asleep while waiting for Him to appear. But the others are not only asleep: they are full of other dreams and other desires. Their lamps are empty because they have burned themselves out in the wisdom of the flesh and in their own vanity. When He comes, it is too late for them to buy oil. They light their lamps only after He has gone. So they fall asleep again, with useless lamps, and when they wake up they trim them to investigate, once again, the matters of a dying world."
Author: Thomas Merton
246. "Pero aquella vida, lo que había hecho con ella.-¿Cómo pudo suceder esto?, se preguntaba Erhart mientras veía arder la hoguera. '¿Cómo era posible que tanto esfuerzo, tanta virtud pudiera de la noche a la mañana, haberse reducido a eso?-: humo deshaciéndose al subir y fundirs en el enorme y aniquilante cielo."
Author: Truman Capote
247. "In the preacher's words the Heavenly City has risen up, surmounting their lives, the house, the town -- the final hope, in which all the riddles and ends of the world are gathered, illuminated, and bound. This is the preacher's hope, and he has moved to it alone, outside the claims of time and sorrow, by the motion of desire which he calls faith. In it, having invoked it and raised it up, he is free of the world. But it is this hope -- this last simplifying rest-giving movement of the mind -- Mat realizes he is not free, and never has been. He is doomed to hope in the world, in the bonds of his own love. He is doomed to take every chance and desperate hope of hope between him and death, Virgil's, Margaret's, his. His hope of Heaven must be the hope of a man bound to the world that his life is not ultimately futile or ultimately meaningless, a hope more burdening than despair."
Author: Wendell Berry
248. "After that hard winter, one could not get enough of the nimble air. Every morning I wakened with a fresh consciousness that winter was over. There were none of the signs of spring for which I used to watch in Virginia, no budding woods or blooming gardens. There was only—spring itself; the throb of it, the light restlessness, the vital essence of it everywhere: in the sky, in the swift clouds, in the pale sunshine, and in the warm, high wind—rising suddenly, sinking suddenly, impulsive and playful like a big puppy that pawed you and then lay down to be petted. If I had been tossed down blindfold on that red prairie, I should have known that it was spring."
Author: Willa Cather
249. "There is no device whatever to be invented for securing happiness without industry, economy, and virtue."
Author: William Graham Sumner
250. "You see me, Lord Bassanio, where I stand, such as i am. Though for myself alone I would not be ambitious in my wish to wish myself much better, yet for you I would be trebled twenty times myself, a thousand times more rich, that only to stand high in your accunt I might in virtues, beauties, livings, friends, exceed account. But the full sum of me is sum of something, which, to term in gross, is an unlessoned girl, unschooled, unpracticed; happy in this, she is not yet so old but she may learn; happier than this, she is not bred so dull but she can learn; happiest of all, is that her gentle spirit commits itself to yours to be idrected as from her lord, her governor, her king. Myself, and what is mine, to you and yours is now converted. But now I was the lord of this fair mansion, master of my servants, queen o'er myself; and even now, but now, this house, these servants, and this same myself are yours, my lord's. I give them."
Author: William Shakespeare

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Say who you are, really say it in your life and in your work. Tell someone out there who is lost, someone not yet born, someone who won't be born for 500 years. Your writing will be a record of your time. It can't help but be that. But more importantly, if you're honest about who you are, you'll help that person be less lonely in their world because that person will recognise him or herself in you and that will give them hope."
Author: Charlie Kaufman

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