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"Wherever I have gone in this country, I have found Americans."

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"I dodged him for a few months with excuses about not being able to, not having the time to, not being bothered to tape it. When I was out of sensible excuses, I played the race card and told Paul Fine straight: "Taping the album for you is selling out to the white man, letting him have our music. Nah, man. For us by us..." "But youre not black.""Fuck you, Fine. Im politically black from an oppressed race. Dont speak to me about no race politics or Ill lynch you like you done to my people.""Im Jewish...""Whatever man. I aint got no tapes."

James Harden Quotes

"Im not the fastest guy or the quickest guy."

Rudy Wiebe Quotes

"Understand is not the word; you are right, you can never really understand about someone, anyone, even yourself. It is best to believe in them as human; feel that they are alive like you and need warmth, concern."

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"My mind skidded round a very short track and passed the finish line in a matter of seconds without any sensible conclusion."

Ann Brashares Quotes

"They needed to grieve alone was what Tibbys dad said. Lena wondered if really there was any choice in that. Everyone grieved alone."

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"Death is final. No it is not just final, its worse than that, its diminishing: the dead continue to decrease, to occupy less space."

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"‎He decided quite suddenly, having kept fairly good record on the calendar, that tomorrow was Christmas Eve, and zombies be damned. The Christmas lights were going up."

Syd Barrett Quotes

"I dont think Im easy to talk about. Ive got a very irregular head. And Im not anything that you think I am anyway."

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"Even apocalypse looks less dire when viewed over a plate of bacon."

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Quotes About Consummation

"I had no hope. Yet expectation lived on in me, the last thing she had left behind. What further consummations, mockeries, torments did I still anticipate? I had no idea as I abided in the unshaken belief that the time of cruel wonders was not yet over." - Author: Stanisław Lem

Quotes About These Streets

"Then, with the barricades complete, the posts assigned, the muskets loaded, the lookouts placed, alone in these fearful streets in which there were now no pedestrians, surrounded by these dumb, and seemingly dead houses, which throbbed with no human motion, wrapped in the deepening shadows of the twilight, which was beginning to fall, in the midst of this obscurity and silence, through which they felt the advance of something inexpressibly tragic and terrifying, isolated, armed, determined, tranquil, they waited." - Author: Victor Hugo

Quotes About Hiding How You Feel

"Then you came and I started to feel again. I started to think there was a reason I survived, that you were my reason. But nothings so simple, is it? I didnt protect you. Here you are hurting so bad, and I cant even help. Im just here and I need you. Thats all it comes to. I need you to be brave when I havent been. I know how hard it is. Look at me. Look at whats happened to me. Jesus, I feel like Ill be crying for the next century." He bent his head, pressed his tear-wet cheek to her dry cold skin. "But Im here. Im not hiding anymore. Princess, Im asking you. Come back to me. Youre my life." - Author: Laura Kinsale

Quotes About Last Night Tumblr

"Every development is first rejected, then skeptically accepted, next gradually embraced, and at last abundantly praised. Lets put it straight: its a human trait." - Author: Joan Marques

Quotes About Justices

".....breathing secondhand smoke, being subject to unfair dairy pricing, and not being able to mime (or lap dance), though they are all tragic, tragic injustices, are not quite as bad as the systematic segregation of public transportation based on skin color. And while fighting for your right to lap dance and mime and breathe just regular pollution is a very fine, very American idea, it is not quite as brave as being middle-aged black woman in Alabama in 1955 telling a white man shes not giving him her seat despite the fact that the law requires her to do so." - Author: Sarah Vowell

Quotes About Social Ills

"I had been thinking for a while about how bored and tired I was of playing straight-down-the-middle everymanish characters that have what I call white guy problems. And I missed playing characters who lacked dignity and more importantly, lacked social skills." - Author: Justin Long

Quotes About Sleep Deprived

"Women can go mad with insomnia.The sleep-deprived roam houses that have lost their familiarity. With tea mugs in hand, we wander rooms, looking on shelves for something we will recognize: a book title, a photograph, the teak-carved bird -- a souvenir from what place? A memory almost rises when our eyes rest on a paintings grey sweep of cloud, or the curve of a wooden leg in a corner. Fingertips faintly recall the raised pattern on a chair cushion, but we wonder how these things have come to be here, in this strangers home.Lost women drift in places where time has collapsed. We look into our thoughts and hearts for what has been forgotten, for what has gone missing. What did we once care about? Whom did we love? We are emptied. We are remote. Like night lilies, we open in the dark, breathe in the shadowy world. Our soliloquies are heard by no one." - Author: Cathy Ostlere

Quotes About Letting Go Gracefully

"Modern life is so thin and shallow and fake. I look forward to when developers go bankrupt, Japan gets poorer and wild grasses take over." - Author: Hayao Miyazaki

Quotes About Art And Education

"The day of my departure at length arrived. Clerval spent the last evening with us. He had endeavoured to persuade his father to permit him to accompany me and to become my fellow student, but in vain. His father was a narrow-minded trader, and saw idleness and ruin in the aspirations and ambition of his son. Henry deeply felt the misfortune of being debarred from a liberal education. He said little, but when he spoke I read in his kindling eye and in his animated glance a restrained but firm resolve not to be chained to the miserable details of commerce." - Author: Mary Shelley

Quotes About Distributive

"If D1 was a just distribution, and people voluntarily moved from it to D2, transferring parts of their shares they were given under D1 (what was it for if not to do something with?), isnt D2 also just? If the people were entitled to dispose of the resources to which they were entitled (under D1), didnt this include their being entitled to give it to, or exchange it with, Wilt Chamberlain? Can anyone else complain on grounds of justice? Each other person already has his legitimate share under D1. Under D1, there is nothing that anyone has that anyone else has a claim of justice against. After someone transfers something to Wilt Chamberlain, third parties still have their legitimate shares; their shares are not changed. By what process could such a transfer among two persons give rise to a legitimate claim of distributive justice on a portion of what was transferred, by a third party who had no claim of justice on any holding of the others before the transfer?" - Author: Robert Nozick