[It's A Different Way Of Looking At The World. Your Life Isn't About Rights. It's About Responsibilities."--Mr Bill Berkowitz]

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George Presbury Rowell Quotes

"I have always understood that money made in the patent medicine business is a practical bar to social success."

Clement Clarke Moore Quotes

"As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, when they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky. So up to the house-top the coursers they flew, with the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too."

Vanessa Paradis Quotes

"I am a complete sentimentalist when it comes to clothes. I have so many memories attached to them that I cant throw anything out."

Colin S Smith Quotes

"The person who learns to number his or her days gains a heart of wisdom (Ps. 90:12)."

Diane Setterfield Quotes

"Our lives are so important to us that we tend to think the story of them begins with our birth. First there was nothing, then I was born...Yet that is not so. Human lives are not pieces of string that can be separated out from a knot of others and laid out straight. Families are webs. Impossible to touch one part of it without setting the rest vibrating. Impossible to understand one part without having a sense of the whole. - Vida Winter"

David Kynaston Quotes

"Its nice to watch television but its even nicer when youve got a drink in your hand, Gregory Ratcliffe, a Birmingham shopkeeper, told Reynolds News. Makes it more intimate somehow. Gives you the feeling that youre in a posh cabaret."

EO Wilson Quotes

"Soccer moms are the enemy of natural history and the full development of a child."

Jessica Bell Quotes

"If music were wind, I would live in a hurricane."

Booth Tarkington Quotes

"There arent any old times. When times are gone theyre not old, theyre dead! There arent any times but new times!"

James Greer Quotes

"Function? Why function? Who needs more functioning human beings? Its really quite astounding, if you ask me, the sheer quantity of normal in the world today. I think thats the real horror of modern life."

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Quotes About Bierce

"Religious laws, in all the major religious traditions, have both a letter and a spirit. As I understand the words and example of Jesus, the spirit of the law is all-important whereas the letter, while useful… becomes lifeless and deadly without it. In accord with this distinction a yearning to worship on wilderness ridges or beside rivers rather than in churches could legitimately be called evangelical… if your words or deeds harmonize with the example of Jesus, you are evangelical in spirit whether you claim to be or not. When the non-Christian Ambrose Bierce wrote, "War is the means by which Americans learn geography," his words are aimed at the same antiwar end as "Blessed are the peacemakers." - Author: David James Duncan

Quotes About Gardeners

"Maybe acting as if she believes in such a future will help to create it, which is the kind of thing the Gardeners used to say." - Author: Margaret Atwood

Quotes About Private Prisons

"The drug war is a total scam, prescription drugs kill 300K a year, while marijuana kills no one, but they spend billions/year fighting it, because pot heads make for good little slaves to put into private prisons, owned by the banks who launder the drug money, and its ALL DOCUMENTED." - Author: Alex E. Jones

Quotes About Consolation In Death

"The only consolation, even for someone like him who had been a good man in bed, was sexual peace: the slow, merciful extinction of his venereal appetite. At eighty-one years of age he had enough lucidity to realize that he was attached to this world by a few slender threads that could break painlessly with a simple change in position while he slept, and if he did all he could to keep those threads intact, it was because of his terror of not finding God in the darkness of death." - Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

Quotes About Ani

"I hope I am not for the killing, Anselmo was thinking. I think that after the war there will have to be some great penance done for the killing. If we no longer have religion after the war then I think there must be some form of civic penance organized that all may be cleansed from the killing or else we will never have a true and human basis for living. The killing is necessary, I know, but still the doing of it is very bad for a man and I think that, after all this is over and we have won the war, there must be a penance of some kind for the cleansing of us all." - Author: Ernest Hemingway

Quotes About Cruisin

"Gerard Manley Hopkins somewhere describes how he mesmerized a duck by drawing a line of chalk out in front of it. Think of me as the duck; the chalk, softly wearing itself away against the tiny pebbles embedded in the corporate concrete, is Joyces forward-luring rough-smooth voice on the cassettes she gives me. Or, to substitute another image, since one is hardly sufficient in Joyces case, when I let myself really enter her tape, when I let it surround me, it is as if Im sunk into the pond of what she is saying, as if Im some kind of patient, cruising amphibian, drifting in black water, entirely submerged except for my eyes, which blink every so often. Each word comes floating up to me like a thick, healthy lily pad and brushes past my head." - Author: Nicholson Baker

Quotes About Revealing Too Much

"Jay made me nervous, and I wasnt used to feeling like that. I was usually laid-back and easygoing, but when I was around him, I found myself holding back. I was afraid of revealing too much, afraid of showing him something he wouldnt like." - Author: E.M. Abel

Quotes About Penetrating

"To look is important. We look to immediate things and out of immediate necessities to the future, coloured by the past. Our seeing is very limited and our eyes are accustomed to near things. Our look is as bound by time-space as our brain. We never look, we never see beyond this limitation; we do not know how to look through and beyond these fragmentary frontiers. But the eyes have to see beyond them, penetrating deeply and widely, without choosing, without shelter; they have to wander beyond man-made frontiers of ideas and values and to feel beyond love. Then there is a benediction which no god can give." - Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti

Quotes About Storm Brewing

"Whatever storm was brewing, Id find it and fight it. If it was the price of being with Curran, then I would pay it. He was worth it." - Author: Ilona Andrews

Quotes About Life In Bengali

"A little smile on your face, because youd just untangled a new translation." He cleared his throat. "Like this one. Tumi amar jeeboner dhruvotara." She tilted her head, puzzling over the phrase. "Thats not Hindustani." "Bengali. It means ‘You are my lifes bright star in Bengali." The sweet words were edged with frustration, not tenderness. His knuckles cracked. "Obviously, I was saving that one. For the right morning." - Author: Tessa Dare