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"Im fed up with democracy. In a democracy, people vote for the mayors. I wanted to build a city where I will choose the citizens."

Rachel Lewis Quotes

"As night falls silently all around,She carefully turns the last page."

Gall Quotes

"The idea that the bumps or depressions on a mans head indicate the presence or absence of certain moral characteristics in his mental equipment is one of the absurdities developed from studies in this field that has long since been discarded by science. The ideas of the phrenologist Gall, however ridiculous they may now seem in the light of a centurys progress, were nevertheless destined to become metamorphosed into the modern principles of cerebral localization."

Kazimir Severinovich Malevich Quotes

"Aestheticism is the garbage of intuitive feeling."

J Don Cook Quotes

"From books, I winnowed the glue that held together my psyche as it struggled to stay whole. It was from stories and myths that I learned to dream, to imagine a different life, to realize potentials and probabilities other than those of the painful, poverty-mired existence I found myself in as a child. With a book I could hide in a corner, safe from the heavy hand and belt of my stepfather, and for a while not worry about where our next meal would come from, or where we would be sleeping that night, or when my mother would break and have to be sent yet again to the mental institution. Books, for me, we tiny life rafts that I clung to desperately."

Haniel Long Quotes

"For support, I fall back on my heart. Has a man any fault a woman cannot weave with and try to change into something better, if the god her man prays to is a mother holding a baby?"

Albert J Nock Quotes

"Useless knowledge can be made directly contributory to a force of sound and disinterested public opinion."

John Moody Quotes

"The States which form the northern border of the United States westward from the Great Lakes to the Pacific coast include an area several times larger than France and could contain ten Englands and still have room to spare."

Kate Hudson Quotes

"Honesty will never break you."

Dana Delany Quotes

"I have faith in my imperfections!"

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Quotes About Jerry Lee Lewis

"Bono met his wife in high school," Park says."So did Jerry Lee Lewis," Eleanor answers."Im not kidding," he says."You should be," she says, "were sixteen.""What about Romeo and Juliet?""Shallow, confused," then dead."I love you, Park says."Wherefore art thou," Eleanor answers."Im not kidding," he says."You should be." - Author: Rainbow Rowell

Quotes About Lovable Life

"Death and destruction are necessary to the health of the world, and therefore as natural, and lovable, as birth and life. Only priests and born cowards moan and weep over dying. Brave men face it with approving nonchalance." - Author: Ragnar Redbeard

Quotes About Hauk

"But what they called him isnt fit for mixed company and doesnt bear repeating. Stupid fuckheads. (Hauk)" - Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon

Quotes About Hes My Man

"Right now in this world, a child is dying from an ailment because its family cannot afford to buy charcoal for boiling water.Right now in this world, a girl is striving to find firewood from trees that no more exist, and water from sources that are poisonous.Right now in this world, a boy is out fishing in a lake rich with inedible species.Right now in this world, a mother is drowning in heavy rainfall, to save her belongings.Right now in this world, a man has lost his dignity because all his eff orts to save have been wiped away to poverty by unforeseen calamities.Right now in this world, a family is starving because drought has invaded their once fertile land.Right now in this world, a nation is planning for refugee status due to adverse climate conditions.Right now in this world, you have a choice to help alleviate environmental problems caused by humankind." - Author: Gloria D. Gonsalves

Quotes About Ignorance In Politics

"But his political sense kept up a persistent itch that said: A, Given ignorance in the mix, stupidity was at least as common in politics as astute maneuvering; B, Crisis always drew insects; and, C, Inevitably the party trying to resolve a matter had to contend with the party most willing to exploit it." - Author: C.J. Cherryh

Quotes About Recursion

"Evolution has no foresight. Complex machinery develops its own agendas. Brains — cheat. Feedback loops evolve to promote stable heartbeats and then stumble upon the temptation of rhythm and music. The rush evoked by fractal imagery, the algorithms used for habitat selection, metastasize into art. Thrills that once had to be earned in increments of fitness can now be had from pointless introspection. Aesthetics rise unbidden from a trillion dopamine receptors, and the system moves beyond modeling the organism. It begins to model the very process of modeling. It consumes evermore computational resources, bogs itself down with endless recursion and irrelevant simulations. Like the parasitic DNA that accretes in every natural genome, it persists and proliferates and produces nothing but itself. Metaprocesses bloom like cancer, and awaken, and call themselves I." - Author: Peter Watts

Quotes About Porter Beer

"Weve been told that with regard to seduction, "candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker," but in truth, rather, properly selected: "candy makes randy; liquor makes desire flicker"; or, as Shakespeares porter said to Macduff: "[drink] provokes the desire but it takes away the performance." The wines and beers of antiquity, however, which were potent infusions of innumerable psychoactive plants, often requiring dilution with water and in which alcohol served rather as preservative then inebriating active principle." - Author: Rick Doblin

Quotes About Customs

"When I had attained the age of seventeen my parents resolved that I should become a student at the university of Ingolstadt. I had hitherto attended the schools of Geneva, but my father thought it necessary for the completion of my education that I should be made acquainted with other customs than those of my native country. My departure was therefore fixed at an early date, but before the day solved upon could arrive, the first misfortune of my life occurred—an omen, as it were, of my future misery." - Author: Mary Shelley

Quotes About Significant Life Events

"Pregnancy and motherhood are the most beautiful and significantly life-altering events that I have ever experienced." - Author: Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Quotes About Gripping

"Why are murder mysteries so popular? Theres a 3-part "formula" (if you want to call it that) for a genre novel: (1) Someone the reader likes and relates to (2) overcomes increasingly difficult obstacles (3) to reach an important goal. The more important the goal, the stronger the novel. And the most important goal that any of us have is survival. Thats why murder mysteries are more gripping than a story titled "Who Stole My TV Set." - Author: Lois Duncan