[If The Opposite Of Certainty Is Doubt, Humility Must Lie Somewhere Between The Two,]

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"I write about living, not dying."

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Geoffrey OBrien Quotes

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James A Shapiro Quotes

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"Bernard undoubtedly was truly concerned with the well-being of the poor ... but the approach here is again largely from a monastic standpoint. It is not just a question of art or the care of the poor. It is also a question of debunking the traditional social justification of excessive art — that it was somehow similar to almsgiving ... In the same way that art for the honor of God is not the business of the monk since the monk has already offered the most precious gift one can to God, so there is no need for a rationale which sees these lesser gifts as a worthy form of honor for a monk to convey, a form of honor which as a spiritual undertaking is ultimately contradictory to the dictates of charity."

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"Theres a reason that students dont grade their own papers. Theres a reason defendants dont sentence themselves. And theres the reason the State Department doesnt get to investigate itself, determine whether or not it made errors in Benghazi. That is Congresss job."

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"Martha told me, "I dont know how youre going to talk about romance in your book, but youre going to have to because its truly part of all our lives down there-and in a big way- because its an incredibly sensuous environment. Think of how many times youve fallen in love down there, and how many times people have fallen in love with you. Its a place where we shine. Were the happiest in our lives. Were vibrant. Were just so full of life, and not only does that put you in the mood for love, it sets you up for it. People are really drawn to people who are shining, who feel so happy where they are and who they are and what theyre doing and who theyre doing it with."

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Quotes About Cuss

"The hardest bones, containing the richest marrow, can be conquered only by a united crushing of all the teeth of all dogs. That of course is only a figure of speech and exaggerated; if all teeth were but ready they would not need even to bite, the bones would crack themselves and the marrow would be freely accessible to the feeblest of dogs. If I remain faithful to this metaphor, then the goal of my aims, my questions, my inquiries, appears monstrous, it is true. For I want to compel all dogs thus to assemble together, I want the bones to crack open under the pressure of their collective preparedness, and then I want to dismiss them to the ordinary life they love, while all by myself, quite alone, I lap up the marrow. That sounds monstrous, almost as if I wanted to feed on the marrow, not merely of bone, but of the whole canine race itself. But it is only a metaphor. The marrow that I am discussing here is no food; on the contrary, it is a poison." - Author: Franz Kafka

Quotes About Dignified Silence

"My name," I tell Wilbur in the most dignified voice I can find, "Was inspired by Harriet Quimby, the first female American pilot and the first woman ever to cross the Channel in an aeroplane. My mother chose it to represent freedom and bravery and independence, and she gave it to me just before she died."Theres a short pause while Wilbur looks appropriately moved. Then Dad says, "Who told you that?" "Annabel did.""Well, its not true at all. You were named after Harriet the tortoise, the second longest living tortoise in the world."Theres a silence while I stare at Dad and Annabel puts her head in her hands so abruptly that the pen starts to leak into her collar. "Richard," she moans quietly."A tortoise?" I repeat in dismay. "Im named after a tortoise? What the hell is a tortoise supposed to represent?""Longevity?" - Author: Holly Smale

Quotes About Pleasing Others

"Ah, how lucky are the lieutenants, the six-foot Junkers, and all the rest of the Don Juan clan!... The bookworm, be he ever so decent and clever, is really only pleasing to himself and a small handful of others. The world passes him by and beckons to life and beauty ... to gay and handsome creatures to whom the hearts of their fellow men continue to turn." - Author: Theodor Fontane

Quotes About Crayons

"Unlike most of the other crayons, Black has hardly been used. People probably avoid Black because it isnt considered a happy color [...] I, however, like Black. It is a color that makes me comfortable and the color with which I have the most experience [...] I like Black, goddamnit, and I am going to give it its due." - Author: James Frey

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"They which have no hope of a life to come, may extend their griefs for the loss of this, and equal the days of their mourning with the years of the life of man." - Author: John Pearson

Quotes About Change For Yourself

"Life is about balance. The good and the bad. The highs and the lows. The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy by yourself and for yourself. Happiness comes from within. You have the power to change your own mindset so that all the negative, horrible thoughts that try to invade your psyche are replaced with happy, positive, wonderful thoughts." - Author: Ellen DeGeneres

Quotes About Wrecker

"In Hamiltons The Universe Wreckers... it was in that novel that, for the first time, I learned Neptune had a satellite named Triton... It was from The Drums of Tapajos that I first learned there was a Mato Grosso area in the Amazon basin. It was from The Black Star Passes and other stories by John W. Campbell that I first heard of relativity.The pleasure of reading about such things in the dramatic and fascinating form of science fiction gave me a push toward science that was irresistible. It was science fiction that made me want to be a scientist strongly enough to eventually make me one.That is not to say that science fiction stories can be completely trusted as a source of specific knowledge... However, the misguidings of science fiction can be unlearned. Sometimes the unlearning process is not easy, but it is a low price to pay for the gift of fascination over science." - Author: Hamilton

Quotes About Nitty Gritty

"We dont want to put a band-aid on our problems that we keep talking about in society; we want to get down to the nitty gritty and do some surgery." - Author: Allan Houston

Quotes About Making Our Dreams Come True

"The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and to be loved. Indeed, if partial emancipation is to become a complete and true emancipation of woman, it will have to do away with the ridiculous notion that to be loved, to be sweetheart and mother, is synonymous with being slave or subordinate. It will have to do away with the absurd notion of the dualism of the sexes, or that man and woman represent two antagonistic worlds." - Author: Emma Goldman

Quotes About Stereotypes

"Art then becomes a safety valve for the expression of individual and collective neuroses originating in the inability of coping with the environment. Its products serve as a retarded correction of perception braked by the system of conventions and stereotypes that stabilize society. They create a slightly updated system which, eventually assimilated by history, will require a new system and so on without end. Art objects serve as points of identification alienated from the consumer, requiring more sympathy than empathy." - Author: Luis Camnitzer