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John Burroughs Quotes

"I go to books and to nature as the bee goes to a flower, for a nectar that I can make into my own honey."

Mark Pesce Quotes

"What I tell you three times is true. What I tell you three million times is civilization."

Berenice Bejo Quotes

"I think the approach of the character for us is the same in a silent movie as in a talking movie because we had balance, we had lines to learn."

Marlena De Blasi Quotes

"Living as a couple never means that each gets half. You must take turns at giving more than getting. Its not the same as a bow to the other whether to dine out rather than in, or which one gets massaged that evening with oil of calendula; there are seasons in the life of a couple that function, I think, a little like a night watch. One stands guard, often for a long time, providing the serenity in which the other can work at something. Usually that something is sinewy and full of spines. One goes inside the dark place while the other one stays outside, holding up the moon."

Malika Oufkir Quotes

"it will be miraculous, very miraculous."

Joseph Barbera Quotes

"High-level, big-deal publicity has a way of getting old for me, but what never fails to thrill me is when I make personal appearances."

RM Ballantyne Quotes

"...in all my writings I have always tried — how far successfully I know not — to advance the cause of Truth and Right and to induce my readers to put their trust in the love of God our Saviour, for this life as well as the life to come."

Douglas Parminter Quotes

"Pains in the back are bad,Aches in a tooth are worse,but either can compare tothe hurt of the heart. ~"

Shim Changmin Quotes

"Learning is not the sole purpose of our existence, but if you cant even cope with that then what will you ever achieve?"

Daniel Yergin Quotes

"Oil men, like producers of other raw materials, could not continue to sell their products below cost...For prices to be raised, production had to be controlled, and to bring production under control, Ickes began with an all-out campaign against the "hot oiler,"...This bootleg oil was secretly siphoned off from pipelines, hidden in camouflaged tanks that were covered with weeds, moved about both in an intrcate network of secret pipelines and by trucks, and then smuggled across state borders at night."

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Quotes About Satisfying Others

"To me she looks like a big black ant - a big black ant in an original Christian Lacroix - eating a urinal cake and I almost start laughing, but I also want to keep her at ease. I dont want her to get second thoughts about finishing the urinal cake. But she cant eat any more and with only two bites taken, pretending to be full, she pushes the tainted plate away, and at this moment I start feeling strange. Even though I marveled at her eating that thing, it also makes me sad and suddenly Im reminded that no matter how satisfying it was to see Evelyn eating something I, and countless others, had pissed on, in the end the displeasure it caused her was at my expense - its an anticlimax, a futile excuse to put up with her for three hours." - Author: Bret Easton Ellis

Quotes About Pearson

"In another Christmas story, Dale Pearson, evil developer, self-absorbed woman hater, and seemingly unredeemable curmudgeon, might be visited in the night by a series of ghosts who, by showing him bleak visions of Christmas future, past, and present, would bring about in him a change to generosity, kindness, and a general warmth toward his fellow man. But this is not that kind of Christmas story, so here, in not too many pages, someone is going to dispatch the miserable son of a bitch with a shovel. Thats the spirit of Christmas yet to come in these parts. Ho, ho, ho." - Author: Christopher Moore

Quotes About Gingerbread Houses

"The big house... reminded me of the types of structures you can still see in places like Center City: gingerbread houses, two-story affairs built back in the nineteenth century when people didnt have televisions and were forced to build interesting things out of wood. I have a theory that the outrageous fashions you see in pre-twentieth century culture came about as a result of the lack of television. Im talking wild hats on women with lots of feathers, pelts, sequined dresses with long trains, as well as top hats on the men, with long-tailed coats. I figure that life in those days was s dull that people themselves became televisions. Im still working on the theory. I include European royalty in this construct, but lets move on." - Author: Gary Reilly

Quotes About Pouted

"He pouted—full on pouted. A prince. Pouting. - Kara, re: Braeden" - Author: S.M. Boyce

Quotes About Loving A Superstar

"Its amazing to be able to play the sport that I grew up loving so much and that I have a strong passion for. Im just having a ball. Theres a lot of pressure that comes with being in the spotlight and being a superstar and a role model, but Im enjoying it." - Author: Reggie Bush

Quotes About The Suns Energy

"To Nature nothing can be added; from Nature nothing can be taken away; the sum of her energies is constant, and the utmost man can do in the pursuit of physical truth, or in the applications of physical knowledge, is to shift the constituents of the never-varying total. The law of conservation rigidly excludes both creation and annihilation. Waves may change to ripples, and ripples to waves; magnitude may be substituted for number, and number for magnitude; asteroids may aggregate to suns, suns may resolve themselves into florae and faunae, and floras and faunas melt in air: the flux of power is eternally the same. It rolls in music through the ages, and all terrestrial energy—the manifestations of life as well as the display of phenomena—are but the modulations of its rhythm." - Author: John Tyndall

Quotes About Asserting Power

"A further reason for my hatred of . . . ideologies is quite a primitive one. I have an aversion to killing people for the fun of it. What the fun is, I did not quite understand at the time, but in the intervening years the ample exploration of revolutionary consciousness has cast some light on this matter. The fun consists in gaining a pseudo-identity through asserting ones power, optimally by killing somebody—a pseudo-identity that serves as a substitute for the human self that has been lost. . . . A good example of the type of self that has to kill other people in order to regain in an Ersatzform what it has lost is the famous Saint-Juste, who says that Brutus either has to kill other people or kill himself.. . . . I have no sympathy whatsoever with such characters and have never hesitated to characterize them as "murderous swine." - Author: Eric Voegelin

Quotes About Alcohol And Life

"Ninety-six per cent of juvenile prostitutes are fugitives from abusive domestic situations; 66 per cent began working before they turned 16. (Prostitution is their only perceived means of survival.) Millions of children work as prostitutes around the world. A third are male. One study revealed that over 50 per cent of prostitutes are the children of alcoholics or substance abusers, and 90 per cent are deflowered through incest or rape. Ninety-one per cent of prostitutes do not speak of the abuse. (The truth of life is told through the language of behavior.) Abused children suffer Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, guilt, self-destructive impulses, suspicion, fear. Seventy-five per cent of prostitutes attempt suicide. (Imagine their scrapbook of memories.)" - Author: Antonella Gambotto Burke

Quotes About Demigod

"I have you – a god of mixed heritage – on an expedition that could unleash the Destroyer from her hole. Arikos, another god, on the same team who is masquerading as a human. The demigod Solin, who I have to ride herd on constantly anyway, who gave them their permits. Megeara, a human who is sensitive and subjective to the voices of the gods. And the pissed-off goddess, Apollymi, who will do anything to be free, and once free wouldnt hesitate to destroy every one of us. I cant imagine why Im concerned over this, can you? (ZT)" - Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon

Quotes About Girl Themselves

"It was the way he wore the place. You expected him any moment to break into the kind of song that has suspicious rhymes and phrases like "my kind of town" and "I wanna be a part of it" in it; the kind of song where people dance in the street and give the singer apples and join in and a dozen lowly matchgirls suddenly show amazing choreographical ability and everyone acts like cheery lovable citizens instead of the murderous, evil-minded, self-centered people they suspect themselves to be. But the point was that if Carrot had erupted into a song, people WOULD have joined in. Carrot could have jollied up a circle of standing stones to form up behind him and do a rumba." - Author: Terry Pratchett