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Junot Diaz Quotes

"Each morning, before Jackie started her studies, she wrote on a clean piece of paper: Tarde venientibus ossa.To the latecomers are left the bones."

Pearl Bailey Quotes

"Sometimes I would almost rather have people take away years of my life than take away a moment."

Arthur Mellen Wellington Quotes

"An engineer can do for a dollar what any fool can do for two."

James C Snyder Quotes

"Forests were the first temples of God and in forests men grasped their first idea of architecture."

Alexander Smith Quotes

"The sea complains upon a thousand shores."

Jeannette Rankin Quotes

"Wed be the safest country in the world if the world knew we didnt have a gun. Men are not killed because they get mad at each other. Theyre killed because one has a gun."

Morra Quatro Quotes

"Akhirnya, ada beberapa hal yang aku nggak ahli, kan, K? I cant tell you how I love you. Thats just—way beyond my vocabulary."

Krysta Williams Quotes

"Labelling is no longer a liberating political act but a necessity in order to gain entrance into the academic industrial complex and other discussions and spaces. For example, if so called "radical" or "progressive" people dont hear enough "buzz" words (like feminist, anti-oppression, anti-racist, social justice, etc.) in your introduction, then you are deemed unworthy and not knowledgeable enough to speak with authority on issues that you have lived experience with. The criteria for identifying as a feminist by academic institutions, peer reviewed journals, national bodies, conferences, and other knowledge gatekeepers is very exclusive. It is based on academic theory instead of based on lived experiences or values. Name-dropping is so elitist! Youre not a "real" feminist unless you can quote, or have read the following white women: (insert Womens Studies 101 readings)."

Henrietta Newton Martin Legal Consultant Quotes

"The norm which the society at large has set today categorically is in the form of preventive measures to be clasped within the purview of its social fabric. The legislators of great economies on the other hand have retrospectively identified the offense, researched, debated and have successfully handed down several yards of legislation with ingrained penalties and punishment for the trespassers of what they think as appropriate, bearing in mind basic human rights of the offenders.And the sword of Damocles continues to haunt tiny sprouts of the society, ripping their souls and plunging them to misery, despair or death, to which several national and international judicial precedents bear witness."

John Battelle Quotes

"Google is a global Rorschach test. We see in it what we want to see. Google has built an infrastructure that makes a lot of dreams closer to reality."

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Quotes About Norms

"Unshackled by strict yet arbitrary, misguided norms, outcasts can be, look, act, and associate however they want. And in this ever conformist, cookie-cutter, magazine-celebrity-worshipping, creativity-stifling society, the innovation, courage, and differences of the cafeteria fringe are vital to Americas culture and progress. Which is why we must celebrate them." - Author: Alexandra Robbins

Quotes About Periphery

"To the non-combatants and those on the periphery of action, the war meant only boredom or occasional excitement, but to those who entered the meat grinder itself the war was a netherworld of horror from which escape seemed less and less likely as casualties mounted and the fighting dragged on and on. Time had no meaning, life had no meaning. The fierce struggle for survival in the abyss of Peleliu had eroded the veneer of civilization and made savages of us all." - Author: Eugene B. Sledge

Quotes About Lineage

"He had little respect for anyone who was not willing to put in the effort required to survive and thrive. Not everyone needed the same driving ambition that had fueled him. That had led him to being possibly the richest man in London without a title in his lineage -- all earned in under a decade. That had given him the power to change lives. But a person needed to have the drive to change his own life." - Author: Anne Mallory

Quotes About Bamf

"Im wildly different than Maria Bamford or Sarah Silverman, and might be more similar to some male comics." - Author: Jen Kirkman

Quotes About The Little Things That Make You Smile

"Love is kisses and touches and all the little things that make your body flood with emotions such as need, want, protectiveness, jealousy, hurt, and anger. It can take your breath away, or smother you at times, and make you feel like you cant go on. Your heart may race a thousand miles per minute, then slow down, and then race again, just with a simple look. Love is deadly and can kill you from the inside out if you let it. It makes you do stupid, ridiculous things, and say senseless sappy words, or listen to silly love songs, jazz, or dance in the streets, or laugh, or smile. Love is a weapon, or a drug, and can drive a person mad. I know what love is..." - Author: Lyra Parish

Quotes About Arsen

"Strictly by accident, Scott stumbled upon the most advanced weapon in the ultrarunners arsenal: instead of cringing from fatigue, you embrace it. You refuse to let it go. You get know it so well, youre not afraid of it anymore[...]You cant hate the Beast and expect to beat it; the only way to truly conquer something, as every great philosopher and geneticist will tell you, is to love it." - Author: Christopher McDougall

Quotes About Dropping People

"The night she died, Dan found her propped up in her hospital bed; she appeared to have fallen asleep with the TV on and with the remote-control device held in her hand in such a way that the channels kept changing. But she was dead, not asleep, and her cold thumb had simply attached itself to the button that restlessly roamed the channels—looking for something good." At the time, in 1989, it seemed a fairly unusual way to die. Nowadays, I suspect, more and more people are dropping off that way. And were still looking for something good on television. We wont find it. Theres precious little on TV that can keep us awake or alive. Ever the prophet, Owen Meany was right about television, too." - Author: John Irving

Quotes About Sugar Plums

"To knot a sentence up properly, it has to be thought out carefully, and revised. New phrases have to be put in; sudden changes of subject must be introducted; verbs must be shifted to unsuspected localities; short words must be excised with ruthless hand; archaisms must be sprinkled like sugar-plums upon the concoction; the fatal human tendency to say things straightforwardly must be detected and defeated by adroit reversals; and, if a glimmer of meaning yet remain under close scrutiny, it must be removed by replacing all the principal verbs by paraphrases in some dead language." - Author: Aleister Crowley

Quotes About Cars And Pollution

"Rhode Island works hard to reduce air pollution in our communities. We passed laws to prohibit cars and buses from idling their engines and to retrofit school buses with diesel pollution controls. But there is only so much a single state can do, particularly against out-of-state pollution." - Author: Sheldon Whitehouse

Quotes About Death Twain

"Sir Thomas More was a victim of injustice and irony. Generously and meekly, just as he was about to be martyred, he said: Paul . . . was present, and consented to the death of St. Stephen, and kept their clothes that stoned him to death, and yet be they [Stephen and Paul] now both twain Holy Saints in heaven, and shall continue there friends for ever, so I verily trust and . . . pray, that though your lordships have now here in earth been judges to my condemnation, we may yet hereafter in heaven merrily all meet together, to our everlasting salvation." - Author: Neal A. Maxwell