[I Believe I Have A Sunny Disposition, And Am Not Naturally A Grouch. It Takes A Lot Of Optimism, After All, To Be A Traveler.]

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"America wasnt founded so that we could all be better. America was founded so we could all be anything we damned well pleased."

Nora Raleigh Baskin Quotes

"In fact, being a unique individual is as much of a farce as trying to be like everyone else. Maybe more."

Nicole Y Walters Quotes

"With every sunrise, we get to choose ... who we are, what we believe, and how we will live the life the gods have given us. We cant always choose our circumstances. No. The Fates do that. But we can always choose who we will be and how we will be within them."

Robert Patterson Quotes

"If we as a society are willing to have a preference for organic food, the farmer can pass on the savings."

Jon Voight Quotes

"Its grown into a personal relationship, yeah. Im crazy about Jerry. I think hes a unique character."

Jack Whyte Quotes

"Their sudden intimacy was like the explosive combustion that engulfs and consumes a moth that has fluttered too close to a candle flame; a completely unexpected turn of events that took both of them unawares and swept them irresistibly up and out of themselves as it hurled them into each others arms."

Alan Bates Quotes

"Occasionally I do things against my inner voice, but you really should go for the thing that touches you most-even if you dont quite know why it does."

Qwana M BabyGirl Reynolds Frasier Quotes

"God Makes No Mistakes He Makes Divine Executive Decisions"

Caroline Kennedy Quotes

"I have a lifelong devotion to public service."

Les Miserables Quotes

"Whats the use of praying if theres nobody who hears?"

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Quotes About Killing Simon In Lord Of The Flies

"A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite." - Author: Leo Tolstoy

Quotes About 399

"But now, I was beginning to wonder if you didnt always have to choose between turning away for good or rushing in deeper. In the moments that it really counts, maybe its enough- more than enough, even- just to be there.~Ruby, pg 399" - Author: Sarah Dessen

Quotes About Small Donations

"I am a full-time Research Fellow at the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, a small 501(c)(3) public charity supported primarily by individual donations." - Author: Eliezer Yudkowsky

Quotes About Disrespectful Girlfriends

"I dont want to be disrespectful to people who are incredible at their craft, but the truth is, if I didnt get paid for it, I wouldnt act. The best-paying jobs are usually the worst films. Youre a very small cog in a big machine." - Author: Paddy Considine

Quotes About Feelings Of Entitlement

"Katz had read extensively in popular sociobiology, and his understanding of the depressive personality type and its seemingly perverse persistence in the human gene pool was that depression was successful adaptation to ceaseless pain and hardship. Pessimism, feelings of worthlessness and lack of entitlement, inability to derive satisfaction from pleasure, a tormenting awareness of the worlds general crappiness: for Katz Jewish paternal forebears, whod been driven from shtetl to shtetl by implacable anti-Semites, as for the old Angles and Saxons on his mothers side, whod labored to grow rye and barley in the poor soils and short summers of northern Europe, feeling bad all the time and expecting the worse had been natural ways of equilibriating themselves with the lousiness of their circumstances. Few things gratified depressives, after all, more than really bad news. This obviously wasnt an optimal way to live, but it had its evolutionary advantages." - Author: Jonathan Franzen

Quotes About Closed Mouth

"The light in that room was a glow; I seem to remember the color green, or perhaps flowers. A pale green sheet covered his inert body but not his head, which lay (eyes closed, mouth set in a tense and terrible grimace) unmoving. Gianluca. Barely able to see, barely able to stand - my knees kept buckling – and breathing so quietly I thought that I, too, might die; that out of shock, I would just drift away, the shell of my body cracking open. No longer anchored by my brothers love, I would be reabsorbed by sky. Gianluca. If there was never another sound in the world, I would understand – yes, that would be appropriate, it would be fitting. This was the antithesis of music, the antithesis of noise. My brothers death seemed to demand silence of all the world. Gianluca." - Author: Antonella Gambotto Burke

Quotes About Black Outfits

"A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head. The green earflaps, full of large ears and uncut hair and the fine bristles that grew in the ears themselves, stuck out on either side like turn signals indicating two directions at once. Full, pursed lips protruded beneath the bushy black moustache and, at their corners, sank into little folds filled with disapproval and potato chip crumbs. In the shadow under the green visor of the cap Ignatius J. Reillys supercilious blue and yellow eyes looked down upon the other people waiting under the clock at the D.H. Holmes department store, studying the crowd of people for signs of bad taste in dress. Several of the outfits, Ignatius noticed, were new enough and expensive enough to be properly considered offenses against taste and decency. Possession of anything new or expensive only reflected a persons lack of theology and geometry; it could even cast doubts upon ones soul." - Author: John Kennedy Toole

Quotes About Annie

"Man, Sub-creator, the refracted lightthrough whom is splintered from a single Whiteto many hues, and endlessly combinedin living shapes that move from mind to mind.Though all the crannies of the world we filledwith Elves and Goblins, though we dared to buildGods and their houses out of dark and light,and sowed the seed of dragons, twas our right(used or misused). The right has not decayed.We make still by the law in which were made." - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Quotes About Eager

"There is no credulity so eager and blind as the credulity of covetousness, which, in its universal extent, measures the moral misery and the intellectual destitution of mankind." - Author: Joseph Conrad

Quotes About Childhood Cancer

"The notion that evil is non-rational is a more significant claim for Eagleton than at first appears, because he is (in this book [On Evil] as in others of his recent late period prolific burst) anxious to rewrite theology: God (whom he elsewhere tells us is nonexistent, but this is no barrier to his being lots of other things for Eagleton too, among them Important) is not to be regarded as rational: with reference to the Book of Job Eagleton says, To ask after Gods reasons for allowing evil, so [some theologians] claim, is to imagine him as some kind of rational or moral being, which is the last thing he is. This is priceless: with one bound God is free of responsibility for natural evil—childhood cancers, tsunamis that kill tens of thousands—and for moral evil also even though he is CEO of the company that purposely manufactured its perpetrators; and he is incidentally exculpated from blame for the hideous treatment meted out to Job." - Author: A.C. Grayling