[I Was A Woman In A Man's World. I Was A Democrat In A Republican Administration. I Was An Intellectual In A World Of Bureaucrats. I Talked Differently. This May Have Made Me A Bit Like An Ink Blot.]

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Dmitri Shostakovich Quotes

"In response to a plea in early 1941 from his colleague and friend, the writer Marietta Shaginyan, who was newly infatuated with the Piano Quintet and its creator, Mickhail Zoshchenko drafted for her a portrait of the Shostakovich he knew, a deeply complex individual:"It seemed to you that he is "frail, fragile, withdrawn, an infinitely direct, pure child." That is so. But if it were only so, then great art (as with him) would never be obtained. He is exactly what you say he is, plus something else — he is hard, acid, extremely intelligent, strong perhaps, despotic and not altogether good-natured (although cerebrally good-natured).That is the combination in which he must be seen. And then it may be possible to understand his art to some degree.In him, there are great contradictions. In him, one quality obliterates the other. It is conflict in the highest degree. It is almost a catastrophe."Quoted in Laurel Fay: Shostakovich, a Life."

Edna Stewart Quotes

"Life is not sugar coated."

Sergei Dovlatov Quotes

"I had three long conversations with Marusya over a cup of coffee. She told me her whole rather silly story. To some degree we became friends. I like people like that--doomed, dying, helpless, and brazen. I always say, if youre in trouble, youre not sinning."

Corey Ford Quotes

"The name Alaska is probably an abbreviation of Unalaska, derived from the original Aleut word agunalaksh, which means "the shores where the sea breaks its back." The war between water and land is never-ending. Waves shatter themselves in spent fury against the rocky bulwarks of the coast; giant tides eat away the sand beaches and alter the entire contour of an island overnight; williwaw winds pour down the side of a volcano like snow sliding off a roof, building to a hundred-mile velocity in a matter of minutes and churning the ocean into a maelstrom where the stoutest vessels founder."

Marlene Dumas Quotes

"I do think that Im not good at making pretty things. It doesnt come so naturally for me."

Aaron Swartz Quotes

"Being around some of the bright lights of the technology world and having them expect great things helps you sit down and do it seriously."

Nichole Nordeman Quotes

"But what if youre wrong?What if theres more?What if theres hope you never dreamed of hoping for?What if you jump?And just close your eyes?What if the arms that catch you, catch you by surprise?What if Hes more than enough?What if its love?"

James Dillehay Quotes

"My life is on loan, like money borrowed from a bank. God is the lender, and He retains the right to call in the loan any time. Though I am responsible for taking care of it, I do not own this life; it is borrowed. Why should I fear its loss or the loss of anything else in this world when I must surrender it all anyway?"

Clarence Budington Kelland Quotes

"My father didnt tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it."

Robert Macfarlane Quotes

"Touch is a reciprocal action, a gesture of exchange with the world. To make an impression is also to receive one, and the soles of our feet, shaped by the surfaces they press upon, are landscapes themselves with their own worn channels and roving lines. They perhaps most closely resemble the patterns of ridge and swirl revealed when a tide has ebbed over flat sand"

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Quotes About Stabbing In The Back

"Trust just doesnt come because you askfor it. It has to be earned. Even then its usually afalse word people toss around just to get whatthey want. Then in the end they always end updoing the same thing, stabbing you in the back. - Andrew to Vapor" - Author: Stephani Hecht

Quotes About Anorexia

"Als er een nieuw meisje met anorexia binnenkomt, dan ben ik hartstikke jaloers op haar. Want zij is dunner dan ik ben." - Author: Victoria Farkas

Quotes About Male Ballet Dancers

"Bond came to the conclusion that Tilly Masterton was one of those girls whose hormones had got mixed up. He knew the type well and thought they and their male counterparts were a direct consequence of giving votes to women and sex equality. As a result of fifty years of emancipation, feminine qualities were dying out or being transferred to the males. Pansies of both sexes were everywhere, not yet completely homosexual, but confused, not knowing what they were. The result was a herd of unhappy sexual misfits--barren and full of frustrations, the women wanting to dominate and the men to be nannied. He was sorry for them, but he had no time for them." - Author: Ian Fleming

Quotes About Patel

"Toţi încearcă să mimeze, să repete şi să recreeze realitatea ce le este proprie. Sfîrşim totdeauna prin a avea chipul adevărurilor noastre. Pentru un om care a întors spatele eternităţii intreaga existenţă nu-i decît un mim uriaş sub masca absurdului." - Author: Albert Camus

Quotes About Throwing Up

"Natures accidents are the universes way of throwing chance into a system which would die of too much orderliness. Hurricanes, droughts, floods, volcanic eruptions are all Mother Natures way of stirring up the pot to prevent stagnation and putrefaction.A world without them would be a world of death. Floods, fires, eruptions, earthquakes all destroy and renew, kill and create, demolish and replant.So too riots, revolutions and wars are societies ways of throwing chance into their systems, which are dying of too much orderliness. And like natures eruptions, these too destroy and renew, kill and create, demolish and replant.And so too with individuals. Human beings need in their lives earthquakes and floods and riots and revolutions, or we grow as rigid and unmoving as corpses." - Author: Luke Rhinehart

Quotes About Omelet

"Now that Im a dad, Im practicing what I call one- handed cooking, because Ive got something more important in my other arm. Im whipping up lots of frittatas and omelets." - Author: Curtis Stone

Quotes About Narcissistic Ex

"In a narcissistic cathexis, you invest more energy into your ideas about another person than in the actual, objective, external person. So the man who falls in love with beauty is quite different from the man who loves a girl and feels she is beautiful and can see what is beautiful about her." - Author: Alison Bechdel

Quotes About Curriculum And Instruction

"Testing is not a substitute for curriculum and instruction. Good education cannot be achieved by a strategy of testing children, shaming educators, and closing schools." - Author: Diane Ravitch

Quotes About Confiscate

"By writing her self, woman will return to the body which has been more than confiscated from her, which has been turned into the uncanny stranger on display - the ailing or dead figure, which so often turns out to be the nasty companion, the cause and location of inhibitions. Censor the body and you censor breath and speech at the same time. Write your self. Your body must be heard. Only then will the immense resources of the unconscious spring forth." - Author: Hélène Cixous

Quotes About Mexican Culture

"When you were talking about the caste system, I was thinking about how Mexicans still have to come to terms with this in our own culture. We spoke earlier about the castas paintings that were made during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Mexico. The Spanish, establishing a form of racial apartheid, delineate the fifty-three categories of racial mixtures between Africans, Indians, and the Spanish. And they have names, like tiente en el aire, which means stain in the air; and salta otras, which means jump back; or mulatto, a word that comes from mula, the unnatural mating between the horse and the donkey. "Sambo" is now a racial epithet in the US, but it was first used as one of the fifty-three racial categories in the castas paintings." - Author: Amalia Mesa Bains