[By The Time Florence Nightingale Got Her Neurotic Hands On Cleopatra, She Had Been Mangled Beyond Recognition By Both History And Literature.]

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"I like being able to be a man."

Laurie J Marks Quotes

"His dreams were full of bloodshed. He ran and ran, but wherever he fled, his mothers people and his fathers people were in battle with each other. And then Shaftali and Sainnaite both turned on him crying out "No one of your heritage will ever cook for us!""So what?" he replied, absurdly. "At the rate youre killing each other, there soon will be no one to cook for!"

Ben Vereen Quotes

"So be encouraged and dedicate yourself to your dream and if your dream should come my way one day then we will dance upon the boards of life."

George R Stewart Quotes

"If there is a God who made us and we did wrong before His eyes—as George says—at least we did wrong only because we were as God made us, and I do not think that He should set traps. Oh, you should know better than George! Let us not bring all that back into the world again—the angry God, the mean God—the one who does not tell us the rules of the game, and then strikes us when we break them. Let us not bring Him back."

Jeff Ryan Quotes

"The other [video game] franchises let you experience the adrenaline and horror of war, or deep fantasy worlds, or pro sports. A Mario game lets you pretend to be a middle-aged chubster hopping onto a turtle shell."

John Fitch Quotes

"The day will come when some more powerful man will get fame and riches from my invention, but nobody will believe that poor John Fitch can do anything worthy of attention."

Jamie Hewlett Quotes

"Im always having ideas. Id like to continue being able to realise the ideas I have."

Charles Inglis Quotes

"THIS Duty implies that we should affectionately interest ourselves in whatever concerns the Honour, the Fame and Security of our Sovereign and his Government."

Verity Louise Marshall Quotes

"If just one person has done it, it can be done. by V.L. Marshall"

Renita Bryant Quotes

"In absence of seeing the future, we often blindly interpret the present"

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Quotes About Working Properly

"Man is a machine which reacts blindly to external forces and, this being so, he has no will, and very little control of himself, if any at all. What we have to study, therefore, is not psychology-for that applies only to a developed man-but mechanics. Man is not only a machine but a machine which works very much below the standard it would be capable of maintaining if it were working properly." - Author: P.D. Ouspensky

Quotes About Mystical Death

"The interwoven spheres and vines ran along the bottom. Id done some research, and Id found this motif everywhere. These overlapping circles were ancient, tracing back to Pythagorean geometry--geometry, a measure of the world. In more mystical terms, the shape had always evoked tghe place where world overlap: dreaming with waking, death with life, the visible with the unseen. [p. 362]" - Author: Kim Edwards

Quotes About Urdu Language

"Urdu can not die out because it has very strong roots in Persia. The language itself is not only just the language of the Muslims, but its also the language of the Hindus." - Author: Ismail Merchant

Quotes About Tai Chi

"Not one of them [formulae] can be shown to have any existence, so that the formula of one of the simplest of organic bodies is confused by the introduction of unexplained symbols for imaginary differences in the mode of combination of its elements... It would be just as reasonable to describe an oak tree as composed of blocks and chips and shavings to which it may be reduced by the hatchet, as by Dr Kolbes formula to describe acetic acid as containing the products which may be obtained from it by destructive influences. A Kolbe botanist would say that half the chips are united with some of the blocks by the force parenthesis; the other half joined to this group in a different way, described by a buckle; shavings stuck on to these in a third manner, comma; and finally, a compound of shavings and blocks united together by a fourth force, juxtaposition, is joined to the main body by a fifth force, full stop." - Author: Kolbe

Quotes About Short Tumbling

"Just before the Clear Air Turbulence went back into warp and its crew sat down at the table, the ship expelled the limp corpse of Zallin. Where it had found a live man in a suit, it left a dead youth in shorts and a tattered shirt, tumbling and freezing while a thin shell of air molecules expanded around the body, like an image of departing life." - Author: Iain Banks

Quotes About Tecer

"The Smythe-Smith musicale. Thankfully, it came around just once per year, because Hyacinth was quitecertain it would take a full twelve months for her ears torecover." - Author: Julia Quinn

Quotes About No Fear Of Death

"For the wise man delights in establishing his merit, the brave man likes to show his courage in action, the covetous man is quick at seizing advantages, and the stupid man has no fear of death." - Author: Sun Tzu

Quotes About Having Fever

"For this was the point, surely: he would be a better doctor for having read literature. What deep readings his modified sensibility might make of human suffering, of the self-destructive folly or sheer bad luck that drive men toward ill health! Birth, death, and frailty in between. Rise and fall – this was the doctors business, and it was literatures too. He was thinking of the nineteenth-century novel. Broad tolerance and the long view, an inconspicously warm heart and cool judgement; his kind of doctor would be alive to the monstrous patterns of fate, and to the vain and comic denial of the inevitable; he would press the enfeebled pulse, hear the expiring breath, feel the fevered hand begin to cool and reflect, in the manner that only literature and religion teach, on the puniness and nobility of mankind." - Author: Ian McEwan

Quotes About The Pearl By John Steinbeck

"Only a few pages into "The Technologists" and Matthew Pearl already has written a gem about Boston:"Then would come the view of the stretches of docks and piers...then beyond that the State Houses gold dome capping the horizon—the glittering cranium of the worlds smartest city." - Author: Matthew Pearl

Quotes About Mystery And Imagination

"Authors are far closer to the truths enfolded in mystery than ordinary people, because of that very audacity of imagination which irritates their plodding critics. As only those who dare to make mistakes succeed greatly, only those who shake free the wings of their imagination brush, once in a way, the secrets of the great pale world. If such writers go wrong, it is not for the mere brains to tell them so" - Author: Gertrude Atherton