[Life-writing Calls For Any Number Of Dubious Gifts: A Touch Of O.C.D., A Lack Of Imagination, A Large Desk, Neutrality Of Swiss Proportions, Tactlessness, A High Tolerance For Archival Dust. Most Of All It Calls For An Act Of Displacement. 'To Find Your Subject, You Must In Some Sense Lose Yourself Along The Way,' Is Richard Holmes's Version.]

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"Scarce any problem will appear more hard and difficult, than that of determining the distance of the Sun from the Earth very near the truth: but even this... will without much labour be effected."

Mario Benedetti Una Mujer Desnuda Y En Lo Oscuro Quotes

"Una mujer desnuda y en lo oscuro tiene una claridad que nos alumbra de modo que si ocurre un desconsuelo un apagón o una noche sin luna es conveniente y hasta imprescindible tener a mano una mujer desnuda. Una mujer desnuda y en lo oscuro genera un resplandor que da confianza entonces dominguea el almanaque vibran en su rincon las telarañas y los ojos felices y felinos miran y de mirar nunca se cansan.Una mujer desnuda y en lo oscuro es una vocación para las manos para los labios es casi un destino y para el corazón un despilfarro una mujer desnuda es un enigma y siempre es una fiesta descifrarlo. Una mujer desnuda y en lo oscuro genera una luz propia y nos enciende el cielo raso se convierte en cielo y es una gloria no ser inocente una mujer querida o vislumbrada desbarata por una vez la muerte."

Beilby Porteus Quotes

"Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a god."

Steve Kazee Quotes

"Three-quarters of my family is Irish. Of course, the Kazee is not."

Valjeanne Jeffers Quotes

"I am a writer: to the core of my being, the marrow of my bones. . . to the depth of my very soul. I am a writer."

Joyce Appleby Quotes

"Contention is inseparable from creating knowledge. It is not contention we should try to avoid, but discourses that attempt to suppress contention."

Marvin H McIntyre Quotes

"My only allegiance is to my country.  The success of our country is built on hard work, sacrifice, innovation, integrity, and confidence.  How can you be confident if you cant get a job?  How can you be confident if the mortgage on your home is higher than your homes value?  How can you be confident when our elected officials havent given us one single idea how to fix this situation? – Jeremy Lyons"

Fiona Wood Quotes

"Stress level: extreme. Its like she was a jar with the lid screwed on too tight, and inside the jar were pickles, angry pickles, and they were fermenting, and about to explode."

Maurice Bucaille Quotes

"The Quran follows on from the two Revelations that preceded it and is not only freefrom contradictions in its narrations, the sign of the various human manipulations tobe found in the Gospels, but provides a quality all of its own for those who examine itobjectively and in the light of science i.e. its complete agreement with modernscientific data."

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"Just as the light of a candle has the power to dispel darkness in a room, so also the light developed in one man can help dispel darkness in several others."

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"Religion should unite all hearts and cause wars and disputes to vanish from the face of the earth; it should give birth to spirituality, and bring light and life to every soul. If religion becomes a cause of dislike, hatred and division, it would be better to be without it... Any religion which is not a cause of love and unity is no religion." - Author: Abdul Bahá

Quotes About Encountering God

"oh god its wonderful to get out of bed and drink too much coffee and smoke too many cigarettes and love you so much" - Author: Frank OHara

Quotes About Rythmic

"But you know what? They all grinned at me in welcome,and Josh even scooted over to make room for me on the bench. At least I knew who my true friends were. Feeling grateful and loved,I sat downTHPPPPTHPPPPTHPPPPT! I farted. Or so it seemed. The boys died laughing.I pulled the whoopee cushion out from under me and flung it on the table,which only sent them into another paroxysm."Nick-Kriger-is-behind-you," Josh gasped between giggles. "He totally heard it over Galaga.Do you still want us to look without looking like were looking?" This sent them into yet another laughing fit."But dont worry," one of his friends said. "Well act like we think youre hot."They all snorted and dabbed at their eyes faux-girlishly with paper napkins from the holder. Then,as if on cue, they started their rythmic heavy breathing,and I knew one of Joshs raps was coming. The people in the booths around us turned to look, if they werent already staring at us outright because of the whoopee cushion." - Author: Jennifer Echols

Quotes About Loneliness And Friends

"He considered music a liberating force: it liberated him from loneliness, introversion, the dust of the library; it opened the door of his body and allowed his soul to step out into the world and make friends." - Author: Milan Kundera

Quotes About Becoming A Leader

"I frown at him. How does he know all this information? And why, after two years of avoiding becoming a Dauntless leader at all costs, is he suddenly acting like one?" - Author: Veronica Roth

Quotes About Evening Tea

"The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce." - Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Quotes About Being So In Love

"But what I did was the kind of thing youd do and the kind of thing youve done: I felt bad for him and for myself and I went on with my week and then my summer and I started telling my story to whoever would listen. And my story was this: I survived camp. I survived my brother. I survived my own bad feelings. Love me for being so sad about it. Love me for knowing what I did. Love me for being in the lifeboat after everyone else went under. And my story made me feel better and it made me feel worse. And it worked." - Author: Jim Shepard

Quotes About Citizens Of The World

"Ask questions, no, screech questions out loud - while kneeling in front of the electric doors at Safeway, demanding other citizens ask questions along with you - while chewing up old textbooks and spitting the words onto downtown sidewalks - outside the Planet Hollywood, outside the stock exchange, and outside the Gap. Grind questions onto the glass on photocopiers. Scrape challenges onto old auto parts and throw them off bridges so that future people digging in the mud will question the world, too. Carve eyeballs into tire treads and onto shoe leathers so that your every trail speaks of thinking and questioning and awareness. Design molecules that crystallize into question marks. Make bar codes print out fables, not prices. You cant even throw away a piece of litter unless it has a question mark stamped on it - a demand for people to reach a finer place" - Author: Douglas Coupland

Quotes About Greek Music

"For the great eras in the history of the development of all the arts have been eras not of increased feeling or enthusiasm in feeling for art, but of new technical improvements primarily and specially. The discovery of marble quarries in the purple ravines of Pentelicus and on the little low-lying hills of the island of Paros gave to the Greeks the opportunity for that intensified vitality of action, that more sensuous and simple humanism, to which the Egyptian sculptor working laboriously in the hard porphyry and rose-coloured granite of the desert could not attain. The splendour of the Venetian school began with the introduction of the new oil medium for painting. The progress in modern music has been due to the invention of new instruments entirely, and in no way to an increased consciousness on the part of the musician of any wider social aim." - Author: Oscar Wilde

Quotes About Everlasting Life

"[…] we humans, as long as we live, are generally incapable of freeing ourselves from a certain ardent searching and longing, and should not even strive to; that our longing for happiness seems far more beautiful, always far more sensitive, more significant and all in all probably far more desirable than happiness itself, which perhaps need not even exist, since the fervent, gratifying pursuit of happiness and an everlasting, deep desire for it perhaps not only suit perfectly our needs, but satisfy them far better, far more profoundly; that being happy is by no means to be taken casually, unquestioningly as the meaning of the world, the goal and purpose of life, and so on." - Author: Robert Walser