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Bela Bartok Quotes

"It is odd that the Bible says, ‘God created man, whereas it is the other way round: man has created God. It is odd that the Bible says, ‘The body is mortal, the soul is immortal, whereas even here the contrary is true: the body (its matter) is eternal; the soul (the form of the body) is transitory."

Tracy L Darity Quotes

"Finally, her father spoke. "Are you sure? I mean, I dont understand how this could have happened. Shes only fifteen; I didnt even know she was sexually active." Mallorys father, normally in control, was on the verge of tears. He refused to look at his daughter, his little girl. As much as he had preached abstinence to her, he still kept a watchful eye over her, yet here they were, facing the unthinkable. He wanted to know when this happened, and with whom—but those questions would have to wait."

Donald L Ewert Quotes

"Things that look like they were designed, probably were... If intelligence is an operative component of the universe, a science that methodologically excludes its existence will be susceptible to being trapped in an endless chase for materialistic causes that do not exist... Where there are sufficient grounds for inferring intelligent causation, based on evidence of "specified complexity," it should be considered as a component of scientific theories.Inclusion of intelligent causation in the scientific equation is not novel and has not impeded the practice of science in the past, e.g. Newton and Kepler, in an age when science was not constrained by a philosophical materialism, and by many current scientists who have remained open to following the evidence where it leads."

Giulio Andreotti Quotes

"Anche questanno ce labbiamo fatta, grazie a Dio. Tanti miei compagni di scuola non ci sono più. Io capisco e gli altri capiscono quello che io dico."

Francois Truffaut Quotes

"Is the cinema more important than life?"

Bill Shakespeare Quotes

"Here comes a pair of very strange beast, which in all tongues are called "fools"."

Leonard Ravenhill Quotes

"My goal is GOD HIMSELF. Not joy, not peace, not even blessing but HIMSELF...my GOD."

John B Muciaccia Quotes

"Ive always had a lifelong interest in spirit. I was an 8-year-old boy – an 8-year-old adorable little boy. I just understood my grandfather had a ‘knowingness. I didnt know the word psychic then." (during interview with Sam Liebowitz on the Conscious Consultant Hour)"

Muhammed Ali Quotes

"Impossível, é só uma palavra criada pelos fracos, para ter um motivo e desistir de tentar."

Alfred Tarski Quotes

"If a mathematician wishes to disparage the work of one of his colleagues, say, A, the most effective method he finds for doing this is to ask where the results can be applied. The hard pressed man, with his back against the wall, finally unearths the researches of another mathematician B as the locus of the application of his own results. If next B is plagued with a similar question, he will refer to another mathematician C. After a few steps of this kind we find ourselves referred back to the researches of A, and in this way the chain closes."

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Quotes About Russian Dolls

"The beautiful came to this city [Hollywood] in huge pathetic herds, to suffer, to be humiliated, to see the powerful currency of their beauty devalued like the Russian ruble or Argentine peso;to work as bellhops, as bar hostesses, as garbage collectors, as maids. The city was a cliff and they were its stampeding lemmings. At the foot of the cliff was the valley of the broken dolls." - Author: Salman Rushdie

Quotes About Teagarden

"My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang, like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden." - Author: Mose Allison

Quotes About Bare Branches

"I lowered my hands to try to save from disorder the arrangement of the tleaves and flowers; meanwhile, she was also dealing with the branches, leaning forward; and so it happened that at the very moment when one of my hands slipped in confusion between Madame Miyagis kimono and her bare skin and found itself clasping a soft and warm breast, elongated in form, one of the ladys hands, from among the branches keiyaki [translators note: in Europe called Caucasian elm], had reached my member and was holding it in a firm, frank grasp, drawing it from my garments as if she were performing the operation of stripping away leaves." - Author: Italo Calvino

Quotes About Erasure

"I never liked that ending either. More love streaming out the wrong way, and I dont want to be the kind that says the wrong way. But it doesnt work, these erasures, this constant refolding of the pleats. There were some nice parts, sure, all lemondrop and mellonball, laughing in silk pajamas and the grain of sugar on the toast, love love or whatever, take a number. Im sorry its such a lousy story." - Author: Richard Siken

Quotes About Bridget Jones

"Bridget Jones has a lot to answer for." - Author: Daisy Donovan

Quotes About Unforgettable Moments In Life

"Let me begin with a heartfelt confession.I admit it. I am a biblioholic, one who loves books and whose life would seem incomplete without them. I am an addict, with a compulsive need to stop by nearly any bookstore I pass in order to get my fix. Books are an essential part of my life, the place where I have spent many unforgettable moments. For me, reading is one of the most enjoyable ways to pass a rainy afternoon or a leisurely summer day. I crave the knowledge and insights that truly great books bring into my life and can spend transported hours scouring used book stores for volumes which "I simply must have". I love the smell and feel of well-loved books and the look of a bookcase full of books waiting to be taken down and read." - Author: Terry W. Glaspey

Quotes About Building Nations

"Every day we see allurements of one kind or another that tell us what we have is not enough. Someone or something is forever telling us we need to be more handsome or more wealthy, more applauded or more admired than we see ourselves as being. We are told we havent collected enough possessions or gone to enough fun places. We are bombarded with the message that on the worlds scale of things we have been weighed in the balance and found wanting. Some days it is if we have been locked in a cubicle of a great and spacious building where the only thing on the TV is a never-ending soap opera entitled Vain Imaginations. But God does not work this way." - Author: Jeffrey R. Holland

Quotes About Glory And Honor

"Now, but these three," cried Jurgen, "are the glory of Philistia: and of all that Philistia has produced, it is these three alone, whom living ye made least of, that today are honored wherever art is honored, and where nobody bothers one way or the other about Philistia." - Author: James Branch Cabell

Quotes About Dermott

"The office Halloween party was at the Royalton last week and I went as a mass murderer, complete with a sign painted on my back that read MASS MURDERER (which was decidedly lighter than the sandwich board I had constructed earlier that day that read DRILLER KILLER), and beneath those two words I had written in blood Yep, thats me and the suit was also covered with blood, some of it fake, most of it real. In one fist I clenched a hank of Victoria Bells hair, and pinned next to my boutonniere (a small white rose) was a finger bone Id boiled the flesh off of. As elaborate as my costume was, Craig McDermott still managed to win first place in the competition. He came as Ivan Boesky, which I thought was unfair since a lot of people thought Id gone as Michael Milken last year. The Patty Winters Show this morning was about Home Abortion Kits." - Author: Bret Easton Ellis

Quotes About Brigham

"Alleging that the Mormons had committed a long list of treasonous acts, in May 1857 Buchanan dispatched a contingent of federal officials to restore the rule of law in Utah, including a new territorial governor to replace Brigham Young. More ominously, the new president ordered twenty-five hundred heavily armed soldiers to escort these officials into Salt Lake City and subdue the Saints if necessary. For all intents and purposes, the United States had declared war on the Mormons." - Author: Jon Krakauer