[In A World Of Fixed Future, Life Is An Infinite Corridor Of Rooms, One Room Lit At Each Moment, The Next Room Dark But Prepared. We Walk From Room To Room, Look Into The Room That Is Lit, The Present Moment, Then Walk On. We Do Not Know The Rooms Ahead, But We Know We Cannot Change Them. We Are Spectators Of Our Lives.]

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Geoffrey Vickers Quotes

"Every contact you make with a human being (or even an animal) is an experiment and a dangerous and therefore important experiment. It is dangerous because it can never be repeated. However serious, however trivial it may be, though you will afterwards make many others, perhaps more unusual, more intimate or more complete - that chance will not come again.Human contacts are dangerous, too, because they matter so much, and no one knows how much they matter. Even the most trivial meeting makes a difference, slight but lasting, to one or both. Intimate contacts make heaven and hell, they can heal and tear, kill and raise from the dead.These contacts are the fields on which we succeed or fail. I believe that they matter far more than anything else in life. What we are is written on the people whom we have met and know, touched, loved, hated and passed by. It is the lives of others that testify for or against us, not our own."

Randy Jackson Quotes

"Im a much healthier eater and Ive lost quite a bit of weight over the years."

Jesse Ball Quotes

"Three things are required of you: the wishes you made when you first knew the breadth of this life; the contract you signed when you decided your wishes were not true or possible; and the exacting of the punishment you agreed to when you knew you would break the contract of your life."

Mel Ballew Quotes

"Kitten, you are the beat to my deadened heart, the light of my soul-less soul. You are seriously the only one that was ever made just for me. You are my ‘light – my everything. You are mine." - Zander to Sylver"

Jill Lepore Quotes

"History is the art of making an argument about the past by telling a story accountable to evidence. In the writing of history, a story without an argument fades into antiquarianism; an argument without a story risks pedantry. Writing history requires empathy, inquiry, and debate. It requires forswearing condescension, cant, and nostalgia. The past isnt quaint. Much of it, in fact, is bleak."

Gene Sharp Quotes

"The degree of liberty or tyranny in any government is in large degree a reflection of the relative determination of the subjects to be free and their willingness and ability to resist efforts to enslave them."

Honus Wagner Quotes

"There aint much to being a ballplayer, if youre a ballplayer."

Lionel Johnson Quotes

"Come! our world is done:For all the witchery of the world is fled,And lost all wanton wisdom long since won."

Genevieve Dewey Quotes

"Yes, life was made up of these instances in time. Big moments hidden inside little decisions."

Florence Henderson Quotes

"I started in live television and Ive done a lot of live TV and thats really the thing that I love best. I love flying by the seat of my pants."

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Quotes About Commemorative

"I also remember being struck by de Sades will, in which he asked that his ashes be scattered to the four corners of the earth in the hope that humankind would forget both his writings and his name. Id like to be able to make that demand; commemorative ceremonies are not only false but dangerous, as are all statues of famous men. Long live forgetfulness, Ive always said—the only dignity I see is in oblivion." - Author: Luis Buñuel

Quotes About Hijacked

"No trouble at all. Im feeling pretty motivated," Dylan said. "Cuz the sooner you leave, the sooner Alec and I can get back to that sex swing."Tyler paused in the midst of picking up the remaining boxes. "Alec doesnt have a sex swing."The grin that hijacked Dylans face was huge. "He does now." - Author: River Jaymes

Quotes About Previous Lovers

"I had previously been in the band the Modern Lovers with Jonathan Richman." - Author: Jerry Harrison

Quotes About Marcellin

"I expected a good deal more from you," Marcelline said, "You bungled it.""Yes," he said. "What else could I do? I was asking the wrong woman to marry me." - Author: Loretta Chase

Quotes About Medical Assistants

"Using vile means to attain worthy ends makes the ends themselves vile. Let them ride on the backs of doctors and medical assistants, but why lie to the people? Why assure the people they are right in their ignorance and that their crude prejudices are sacred truth? Can any splendid future possibly justify this basr lie? Were I a politician, I could never make up my mind to shame my present for the sake of the future, even though I might be promised tons of bliss for a pinch of foul lying." - Author: Anton Chekhov

Quotes About Taser

"Nate jumped up and down, voice cracking as he talked. "It worked! It worked! My Taser worked! Ha! Oh yeah, oh yeah! I cant believe I got this thing on eBay!" - Author: Stefan Petrucha

Quotes About Hilarious Work

"Theres so much joy in doing comedy work, and thats one of the reasons I like to do it - because its just a hilarious day at work." - Author: John C. Reilly

Quotes About Famous Poise

"Our top story tonight: Famous TV dolphin flipper was arrested today on prostitution ring charges. He allegedly was seen transporting two 16 year olds across state line for immoral porpoises." - Author: Colin Mochrie

Quotes About Lady Macbeths Death

"A city of Dreadful Nights:"The world rolls round forever like a mill, it grinds out life and death and good and ill. It has no purpose, heart, nor mind, nor will." - Author: James Thompson

Quotes About Good Love Making

"And when you write a poem within the accepted poem-form, making it sound like a poem because a poem is a poem is a poem, you are saying "good morning" in that poem, and well, your morals are straight and you have not said SHIT, but wouldnt it be wonderful if you could…instead of sweating out the correct image, the precise phrase, the turn of a thought…simply sit down and write the god damned thing, throwing on the color and sound, shaking us alive with the force, the blackbirds, the wheat fields, the ear in the hand of the whore, sun, sun, sun, SUN!; lets make poetry the way we make love; lets make poetry and leave the laws and the rules and the morals to the churches and the politicians; lets make poetry the way we tilt the head back for the good liquor; let a drunken bum make his flame, and some day, Robert, Ill think of you, pretty and difficult, measuring vowels and adverbs, making rules instead of poetry." - Author: Charles Bukowski