[At This Time On A Weekday Morning, The Library Was Refuge To The Retired, The Unemployed, And The Unemployable. ... 'I'm Not Always This Gabby,' The Librarian Said. 'It's Just So Nice To Talk To Someone Who Isn't Constructing A Conspiracy Theory Or Watching Videos Of Home Accidents On YouTube.]

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Ursula K Le Guin Quotes

"In its silence, a book is a challenge: it cant lull you with surging music or deafen you with screeching laugh tracks or fire gunshots in your living room; you have to listen to it in your head. A book wont move your eyes for you the way images on a screen do. It wont move your mind unless you give it your mind, or your heart unless you put your heart in it ... To read a story well is to follow it, to act it, to feel it, to become it--everything short of writing it, in fact. Reading is not interactive with a set of rules or options, as games are; reading is actual collaboration with the writers mind. No wonder not everyone is up to it."

Jamie Dimon Quotes

"Economies of scale are a good thing. If we didnt have them, wed still be living in tents and eating buffalo."

Joe Eszterhas Quotes

"I have only one loyalty - to my writing. I never wanted to be the head of a studio or a producer."

Treat Williams Quotes

"But I like to be thought of as a good father and a good husband."

Oliver Kahn Quotes

"This match is about sport and I separate that completely from politics."

LL Barkat Quotes

"Writing starts with living.—Rumors of Water: Thoughts on Creativity & Writing"

Karen White Quotes

"Me? Rebuild" I shook my head."First off, I dont know anything about construction or reconstruction. And second, have you been down there? Have you seen it? So many people havent moved back or rebuilt, and I totally get it. Why invest all that time and money when each hurricane season brings a new threat?"Aimee regarded me with a steady blue gaze. "Why build skyscrapers in San Francisco that might be knocked down by an earthquake? Or why build farms in Kansas and Oklahoma that might get blown away by a tornado?" She snorted, and it seemed so uncharacteristic for the elegant old woman that I almost laughed. "Where did they want us to go, anyway? I figure if were still breathing, then were meant to keep going. So we rebuild. We start over. Its just what we do."

Charles Leadbeater Quotes

"People may be prepared to buy services from Apple and Amazon if they feel these companies do a good job, but we need to ensure that we can speak up when our content is used by other people for their profit. An activist amateur culture will constantly challenge and say, This is mine, youre not doing that with it."

Katarina Von Bredow Quotes

"Es ist ein Unterschied, ob man sterben will oder ob man keine Lust zu leben hat. Wenn man sterben will, dann will man wenigstens etwas. Ich will nichts."

Joni Hahn Quotes

"If I die, I want to die for something I believe in and take my word for it, there isnt much out there. But you, Rachel, youre worth dying for." - Tristan Jacobs"

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Quotes About Leah Price Poisonwood Bible

"Kyle, will you come with me?" He whispered the words against her forehead between kisses. His hands traveled over her back as if the Bible were written in Braille on her sundress."Im your shadow now, Cole. Ill be where you are." Kyle smiled, her eyes steady on his." - Author: Debra Anastasia

Quotes About Castus

"I dont think it was hate, Castus replied thoughtfully. I think it was fear." - Author: J.J. Abrams

Quotes About Day Ending

"At the end of the street was a large glass box with a female mannequin inside it, dressed as a gypsy fortune teller."Now," said Wednesday, "at the start of any quest or enterprise it behooves us to consult the Norns."He dropped a coin into the slot. With jagged, mechanical motions, the gypsy lifted her arm and lowered it once more. A slip of paper chunked out of the slot.Wednesday took it, read it, grunted, folded it up and put it in his pocket."Arent you going to show it to me? Ill show you mine," said Shadow."A mans fortune is his own affair," said Wednesday, stiffly. "I would not ask to see yours."Shadow put his own coin into the slot. He took his slip of paper. He read it.EVERY ENDING IS A NEW BEGINNING.YOUR LUCKY NUMBER IS NONE.YOUR LUCKY COLOUR IS DEAD. Motto:LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON.Shadow made a face. He folded the fortune up and put it inside his pocket." - Author: Neil Gaiman

Quotes About Wrongdoing

"Right now I feel guilty to be alive. Why? Because Im wasting it. Ive been given this life and all I do is mope it away.Whats worse is, I am totally aware of how ridiculous I am. It would be a lot easier if I believed I was the center of the universe, because then I wouldnt know any better NOT to make a big deal out of everything. I know how small my problems are, yet that doesnt stop me from obsessing about them.I have to stop doing this.How do other people get happy? I look at people laughing and smiling and enjoying themselves and try to get inside their heads. How do Bridget, Manda, and Sara do it? Or Pepe? Or EVERYONE but me?Why does everything I see bother me? Why cant I just get over these daily wrongdoings? Why cant I just move on and make the best of what Ive got?I wish I knew." - Author: Megan McCafferty

Quotes About Collective Impact

"Antarctica has this mythic weight. It resides in the collective unconscious of so many people, and it makes this huge impact, just like outer space. Its like going to the moon." - Author: Jon Krakauer

Quotes About Sharm El Sheikh

"—Acabo de comprender por qué alguien quiso hacer el primer espejo. Willow parpadea sorprendida. Eso no era en absoluto lo que estaba esperando. —¿Por qué? —Imagino que un hombre enamorado deseaba que su amante supiera como era ella para él. Quería que ella fuera capaz de verse tal y como él la veía." - Author: Julia Hoban

Quotes About Adolescent Violence

"Combat and rape, the public and private forms of organized social violence, are primarily experiences of adolescent and early adult life. The United States Army enlists young men at seventeen; the average age of the Vietnam combat soldier was nineteen. In many other countries boys are conscripted for military service while barely in their teens. Similarly, the period of highest risk for rape is in late adolescence. Half of all victims are aged twenty or younger at the time they are raped; three-quarters are between the ages of thirteen and twenty-six. The period of greatest psychological vulnerability is also in reality the period of greatest traumatic exposure, for both young men and young women. Rape and combat might thus be considered complementary social rites of initiation into the coercive violence at the foundation of adult society. They are the paradigmatic forms of trauma for women and men." - Author: Judith Lewis Herman

Quotes About Risk

"To defend my fear of sudden change, I chose to believe that life was incremental, that the tiny decisions you make every day determine your fate, that your job is to captain an enormous ship subtly into ever-clearer waters. But thats not how it works at all. Life occurs in moments. You get into college. You propose. You get the job. You get cancer. You get fired. She leaves you...Because I was born in a stable country at a stable time, I falsely extrapolated that change is incremental. But if you zoom out just a little bit, you see that life is soccer, not basketball. Its revolution, invention, war. Its big bangs, exploding stars, asteroids killing the dinosaurs. Which means that all the action is in the risk taking, whether I want it to be or not." - Author: Joel Stein

Quotes About Languages And Culture

"Basketball, in America, is like a culture. It is like a foreigner learning a new language. It is difficult to learn foreign languages and it will also be difficult for me to learn the culture for basketball here." - Author: Yao Ming

Quotes About Roommates Best Friends

"Do we take less pride in the possession of our home because its walls were built by some unknown carpenter, its tapestries woven by some unknown weaver on a far Oriental shore, in some antique time? No. We show our home to our friends with the pride as if it were our home, which it is. Why then should we take less pride when reading a book written by some long-dead author? Is it not our book just as much, or even more so, than theirs? So the landowner says, ‘Look at my beautiful home! Isnt it fine? And not, ‘Look at the home so-and-so has built. Thus we shouldnt cry, ‘Look what so-and-so has written. What a genius so-and-so is! But rather, ‘Look at what I have read! Am I not a genius? Have I not invented these pages? The walls of this universe, did I not build? The souls of these characters, did I not weave?" - Author: Roman Payne