[Books Never Cease To Astonish Me. When I Was A Child, I Knew--in The Incontestable Way That Children Know Things--that God Was An Author Who'd Imagined Me, Which Is Why I (and Everyone Else) Existed: To Populate His Narrative. My Task Was To Imagine God In Return: This Was All He And I Owed Each Other.]

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Cynthia Carr Quotes

"I ended up going into this big art historical argument. [Barry Blinderman] invoked, for example, Matthias Grünewalds Isenheim altarpiece, painted in the sixteenth century for a monastery where monks cared for people with skin diseases—so the suffering Christ in that painting shows symptoms of skin disease. Its because hes the man of sorrows, Blinderman argued. He takes on the suffering of the world. So if Christ were to appear physically today, one of the sicknesses he would have to take on would be drug addiction."

John Gould Quotes

"Our great American writers were all newspaper people."

Eugene Carriere Quotes

"Nature alone can lead to the understanding of art, just as art brings us back to nature with greater awarness. It is the source of all beauty, since it is the source of all life."

Kate Braverman Quotes

"If you can be anything else but a writer, be it."

Venita Ellick Quotes

"Is a First Lady truly a necessity? Shouldnt each wife of a president have a right to choose to accept the position or not?"

Michael J Collins Quotes

"Why do we always think our pain will be less if we can make others suffer more?"

Kelly Rosati Quotes

"If every Christian family in the United States would simply commit to pray and ask God if HE wants to use them to bless a child without a family, well, wed change the world. If we can get the church to think about adoption not in terms of the desires of adults but in terms of the needs of children, I think wed see on a much grander scale how God sets the lonely in families."

Don Richard Riso Quotes

"Self-acceptance is a way of viewing oneself compassionately, without condemnation or justification. It is a starting point in life which makes other things possible. It celebrates the fullness of joy of being alive and of being who we are: accepting ourselves, however, does not mean embracing our neuroses or bad habits and celebrating them as if they were virtues. On the contrary, self-acceptance involves loving ourselves enough to accept painful truths about ourselves. . . . Self-acceptance is, at its simplest, the experience of ones self, here and now, as a complete human being, with all the glories and problems that condition entails."

Shoko Hidaka Quotes

"I havent grown into the man he dreamed of me becoming. He may crave a child to train to be the next family head."

Ernest Gaines Quotes

"What I miss today more than anything else - I dont go to church as much anymore - but that old-time religion, that old singing, that old praying which I love so much. That is the great strength of my being, of my writing."

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Quotes About Pulling Through

"Day one, the van broke down. It was so cold the accelerator cable froze, so when Tony [Iommi] put his foot down it snapped in half. Which meant we were stranded in the middle of f**king nowhere, halfway to Copenhagen. There was a blizzard outside, but Tony said it was my job – as the bands ‘public representative – to go and find some help. So out I walked into this field, snow blowing into my face, two icicles of snot hanging out of my nose, until finally I saw the lights of a farmhouse up ahead. Then I fell into a trench. After finally pulling myself out of the f**king thing, I waded through the snow until I reached the front door, then knocked loudly.‘Halløj? said the big, red-faced Eskimo bloke who opened the door.‘Oh, thank f**k, I said.[...]‘Halløj?I didnt know any Danish, so I pointed towards the road, and said, ‘Van. El kaputski. Ya?" - Author: Ozzy Osbourne

Quotes About Youth Voting

"American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at drivers license age than at voting age." - Author: Marshall McLuhan

Quotes About National Borders

"I knew Arizonas SB 1070 would be controversial when I introduced it, but I did not expect the national immigration debate to revolve around a state law. While the anti-American open-borders Left attack me and the law as racist, nativist and their other empty smear words, the vast majority of the people of Arizona and America support the law." - Author: Russell Pearce

Quotes About Westing

"Sandy fidgeted with his pen. "Theres something I didnt write down. Maybe I shouldnt tell you, you being a judge and all, but, well, Jake Wexler… hes a bookie."No, he should not have told her. "A small-time operator, Im sure, Mr. McSouthers," the judge replied coldly. "It can have no bearing on the matter before us. Sam Westing manipulated people, cheated workers, bribed officials, stole ideas, but Sam Westing never smoked or drank or placed a bet. Give me a bookie any day over such a fine, upstanding, clean-living man." - Author: Ellen Raskin

Quotes About Psych

"I assume everything I do in life is gonna be a failure, and then if it turns up roses, then Im psyched." - Author: Jonah Hill

Quotes About Herodotus

"His books were part of him. Each year of his life, it seemed, his books became more and more a part of him. This room, thirty by twenty feet, and the walls of shelves filled with books, had for him the murmuring of many voices. In the books of Herodotus, Tacitus, Rabelais, Thomas Browne, John Milton, and scores of others, he had found men of face and voice more real to him than many a man he had met for a smoke and a talk." - Author: Carl Sandburg

Quotes About Online Profiles

"There must come a time, after youve been online dating for months or even years, when you feel your spirit leaving your body. Youll stay online, but you wont even know why. Youll still sign in and look at peoples profiles, just to pass the time, but you wont think of them as humans any longer. They might look like people, but then so do you, and you know that all you are anymore is a shell. Youll start flailing." - Author: Katie Heaney

Quotes About Concealing Feelings

"In our culture privacy is often confused with secrecy. Open, honest, truth-telling individuals value privacy. We all need spaces where we can be alone with thoughts and feelings - where we can experience healthy psychological autonomy and can choose to share when we want to. Keeping secrets is usually about power, about hiding and concealing information." - Author: Bell Hooks

Quotes About 420 Day

"420 All Day" - Author: Ray Bradbury

Quotes About Feminist Beauty

"I am fat with love! Husky with ardor! Morbidly obese with devotion! A happy, busy bumblebee of marital enthusiasm. I positively hum around him, fussing and fixing. I have become a strange thing. I have become a wife. I find myself steering the ship of conversations- bulkily, unnaturally- just so i can say his name aloud. I have become a wife, i have become a bore, I have been asked to forfeit my Independent Young Feminist card. I dont care. I balance his checkbook, I trim his hair. Ive gotten so retro, at one point i will probably use the word pocketbook, shuffling out the door in my swingy tweed coat, my lips red, on the way to the beauty parlour. Nothing bothers me. Everything seems liek it will turn out fine, every bother transformed into an amusing story to be told over dinner. So I killed a hobo today, honey...hahahaha! Ah, we have fun!" - Author: Gillian Flynn