[He Wondered What Percentage Of The World's Art Was Actually Kept In Bank Vaults And The Like. Like Unread Books And Unplayed Music, Did It Matter That Art Went Unseen?]

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She Quotes

"She discovered in a series of beautifully executed researches the fundamental distinction between carbons that turned on heating into graphite and those that did not. Further she related this difference to the chemical constitution of the molecules from which carbon was made. She was already a recognized authority in industrial physico-chemistry when she chose to abandon this work in favour of the far more difficult and more exciting fields of biophysics.{Bernal on the death of scientist Rosalind Franklin}"

Bernie Worrell Quotes

"I was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and no one had ever taught anybody that young, back in those days."

Reiko Chiba Quotes

"Invite TranquilityThe sea,--Something to look atWhen we are angry."

Fran Sorin Quotes

"For me, the feeling of my hands in the dirt offers a deep, primordialconnection with the earth. When I am working the earth, I am at peace. It feels so right and so good."

Sherri Gragg Quotes

"Once, long ago, Jesus had called her name, breaking through the darkness of her oppression to set her free from the seven demons that bound her. now He broke through the hopelessness of her grief and despair. Mary might not have recognized His face, but she could never forget the sound of His voice, not when He called her name.(From "I Have Seen The Lord!")"

E Millicent Sowerby Quotes

"Rare-book people have this in common with poets: they too are born, not made."

Jens Peter Jacobsen Quotes

"He was weary of himself, of cold ideas and brain dreams. Life a poem? Not when you went about forever poetizing about your own life instead of living it. How innocuous it all was, and empty, empty, empty! This chasing after yourself, craftily observing your own tracks--in a circle, of course.This sham diving into the stream of life while all the time you sat angling after yourself, fishing yourself up in one curious disguise or another! If he could only be overwhelmed by something--life, love, passion--so that he could no longer shape it into poems, but had to let it shape him!"

Hadley Freeman Quotes

"Handy Hint! When your friend talks about having a sweep, do not then visualise Dick van Dyke in his cheeky chappy chimney sweeper outfit heading up into her uterus to do a rendition of Step in Time. Laughter is the inappropriate response to your friends news."

Alice Dalgliesh Quotes

"What the future held for her she didnt know. Of two things only she was certain. There would be children-her own or other peoples-and there would be books."

Gerald Hiestand Quotes

"We tend to believe that Gods commands are given to us merely for our own sake. But this is not true. As those created in the image of God, our very nature as image bearers explains the reasons behind Gods commands."

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Quotes About Know Alls

"That is what they say I said when they found me in the blackness after three hours; found me crouching in the blackness over the plump, half-eaten body of Capt. Norrys, with my own cat leaping and tearing at my throat....When I speak of poor Norrys they accuse me of a hideous thing, but they must know that I did not do it. They must know it was the rats; the slithering, scurrying rats whose scampering will never let me sleep; the daemon rats that race behind the padding in this room and beckon me down to greater horrors than I have ever known; the rats they can never hear; the rats, the rats in the walls." - Author: H.P. Lovecraft

Quotes About Vampiros

"La vida fue a la vez igual y diferente después de la audiencia. Fue lo mismo porque pasé cada noche con Hunter, fui a clases, salí con las chicas, hice más pinturas de soplado y leí más obscenidades de vampiros." - Author: Chelsea M. Cameron

Quotes About Heathcliff Wuthering Heights

"Heathcliff. The "hero" of Wuthering Heights. Although no one knows why.Hes mean, moody, and possibly a bit on the pongy side. Cathy loves him, though. She shows this by viciously rejecting him and marrying someone else for a laugh. Still, that is true love on the moors for you." - Author: Louise Rennison

Quotes About Being Happy And Blessed

"Happiness comes as a result of recognizing and appreciating what you have. Refrain from being swayed by an illusion, and place the proper attention on the things you value. ("Appreciate what you have before it becomes what you had.") Rediscover the good things in your life. If you recognize what youve been blessed with, and appreciate how precious they really are, good things can last forever. It takes work to be happy and strong. Dont succumb to anything else that distances you from recognizing and appreciating what you have. Good things are in store for you." - Author: Rita Said

Quotes About Behalf

"Not long ago, having expressed some disagreements in print with an old comrade of long standing, I was sent a response that he had published in an obscure newspaper. This riposte referred to my opinions as ‘racist. I would obviously scorn to deny such an allegation on my own behalf. I would, rather, prefer to repudiate it on behalf of my former friend. He had known me for many years and cooperated with me on numerous projects, and I am quite confident that he would never have as a collaborator anyone he suspected of racial prejudice. But it does remind me, and not for the first time, that quarrels on the left have a tendency to become miniature treason trials, replete with all kinds of denunciation. Theres a general tendency—not by any means confined to radicals but in some way specially associated with them—to believe that once the lowest motive for a dissenting position has been found, it must in some way be the real one." - Author: Christopher Hitchens

Quotes About Yuca

"I pointed to it."Yuca," Noah said.I pointed to the dough balls."Fried plantains."I pointed to a low bowl filled with what purported to be stew, but then Noah said, "Are you going to point, or are you going to eat?" - Author: Michelle Hodkin

Quotes About Weak Knees

"Nearly everybody gets twitterpated in the springtime. [. . . ] You begin to get weak in the knees. Your heads in a whirl. And then you feel light as a feather, and before you know it, youre walking on air. And then you know what? Youre knocked for a loop, and you completely lose your head!" - Author: Walt Disney Company

Quotes About Adolescent Violence

"Combat and rape, the public and private forms of organized social violence, are primarily experiences of adolescent and early adult life. The United States Army enlists young men at seventeen; the average age of the Vietnam combat soldier was nineteen. In many other countries boys are conscripted for military service while barely in their teens. Similarly, the period of highest risk for rape is in late adolescence. Half of all victims are aged twenty or younger at the time they are raped; three-quarters are between the ages of thirteen and twenty-six. The period of greatest psychological vulnerability is also in reality the period of greatest traumatic exposure, for both young men and young women. Rape and combat might thus be considered complementary social rites of initiation into the coercive violence at the foundation of adult society. They are the paradigmatic forms of trauma for women and men." - Author: Judith Lewis Herman

Quotes About Criminal Life

"All boys wish to be manly; but they often try to become so by copying the vices of men rather than their virtues. They see men drinking, smoking, swearing; so these poor little fellows sedulously imitate such bad habits, thinking they are making themselves more like men. They mistake rudeness for strength, disrespect to parents for independence. They read wretched stories about boy brigands and boy detectives, and fancy themselves heroes when they break the laws, and become troublesome and mischievous. Out of such false influences the criminal classes are recruited. Many a little boy who only wishes to be manly, becomes corrupted and debased by the bad examples around him and the bad literature which he reads. The cure for this is to give him good books, show him truly noble examples from life and history, and make him understand how infinitely above this mock-manliness is the true courage which ennobles human nature." - Author: James Clarke

Quotes About Expectations Of Others

"If not to God, you will surrender to the opinions or expectations of others, to money, to resentment, to fear, or to your own pride, lusts, or ego. You were designed to worship God and if you fail to worship Him, you will create other things (idols) to give your life to. You are free to choose, what you surrender to but you are not free from the consequence of that choice." - Author: Rick Warren