[Literary Theory Has Become A Parody Of Science, Generating Its Own Arcane Jargon. In The Process, Tragically, It Discourages Love Of Literature For Its Own Sake.]

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Ted Rall Quotes

"I think jazz is good, but I dont enjoy it. Its not for me."

Ralph Allen Quotes

"Without a good cultural policy, without adequate help, we will always have individualists, shooting stars who are rapidly forgotten or who stop painting for a more profitable occupation."

Ray Daley Quotes

"Unless a story has a specific ending you know when you start it then a story is as long as a story needs to be. Its over when the writer decides its over. (Wed, 22 May 2013)"

Lloyd DeMause Quotes

"Why Cults Terrorize and Kill Children – LLOYD DEMAUSEThe Journal of Psychohistory 21 (4) 1994"Extending these local figures to a national estimate would easily mean tens of thousands of cult victims per year reporting, plus undoubtedly more who do not report.(2) This neednt mean, of course, that actual cCult abuse is increasing, only that-as with the increase in all child abuse reports-we have become more open to hearing them. But it seemed unlikely that the surge of cult memories could all be made up by patients or implanted by therapists. Therapists are a timid group at best, and the notion that they suddenly begin implanting false memories in tens of thousands of their clients for no apparent reason strained credulity. Certainly no one has presented a shred of evidence for massive "false memory" implantations."

Ferdinand Cohn Quotes

"The more formidable the contradiction between inexhaustible life-joy and inevitable fate, the greater the longing which reveals itself in the kingdom of poetry and in the self-created world of dreams hopes to banish the dark power of reality. The gods enjoy eternal youth, and the search for the means of securing it was one of the occupations of the heroes of mythology and the sages, as it was of real adventurers in the middle ages and more recent times. . . . But the fountain of youth has not been found, and can not be found if it is sought in any particular spot on the earth. Yet it is no fable, no dream-picture; it requires no adept to find it: it streams forth inexhaustible in all living nature."

Cian Beirdd Quotes

"Those who cannot dance, should not dance."

Emil Zatopek Quotes

"To boast of a performance which I cannot beat is merely stupid vanity. And if I can beat it that means there is nothing special about it. What has passed is already finished with. What I find more interesting is what is still to come."

JJ McAvoy Quotes

"She looks like a sweet little lamb from afar, but when you get close, you find out she skinned and ate the damn thing just to use it as a coat. Shes a beast.~Liam C."

Liz Armbruster Quotes

"In what you say of another, apply the test of kindness, necessity and truth, and let nothing pass your lips without a 2/3 majority."

Kristin Levine Quotes

"He said that things could be different in Little Rock, if only the right people could find their voice. I wanted to be on of those people."

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Quotes About Runny Noses

"I had no more value after I became an author than when I was in my home tending to runny noses, little bumps and bruises. . . Our value cant be wrapped inside what others think or we think, because that is too dependent on this ever-shifting world. The value God places on us makes us more than we think we are, even on our hardest days, weeks, or years." - Author: Cindy Woodsmall

Quotes About Being Silent

"If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man, dont bother analyzing his ways of being silent, of talking, of weeping, of seeing how much he is moved by noble ideas; you will get better results if you just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, hes a good man." - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Quotes About Wrong Turns In Life

"The movies, I thought, have got the soundtrack to war all wrong. War isnt rock n roll. Its got nothing to do with Jimi Hendrix or Richard Wagner. War is nursery rhymes and early Madonna tracks. War is the music from your childhood. Because war, when its not making you kill or be killed, turns you into an infant. For the past eight days, Id been living like a five-year-old — a nonexistence of daytime naps, mushy food, and lavatory breaks. My adult life was back in Los Angeles with my dirty dishes and credit card bills." - Author: Chris Ayres

Quotes About Hoth

"Anderson takes a shuddering breath, forcing away the memories. She is the opposite of the invasive plagues he fights every day. A hothouse flower, dropped into a world too harsh for her delicate heritage. It seems unlikely that she will survive for long. Not in this climate. Not with these people. Perhaps it was that vulnerability that moved him, her pretended strength when she had nothing at all." - Author: Paolo Bacigalupi

Quotes About Mortal World

"(On stoicism) "As a matter of fact, the experiment has already started. Yesterday at lunch I had a smaller piece of pecan pie than usual, and I passed up the scoop of vanilla ice cream entirely. Its like I said in my essay. Just as nature abhors a vacuum, a Stoic abhors satiety. Whats more, as you may have noticed, Ive stopped smoking.""But not swearing.""Im working on it."...."The stoics believed that in bearing pain without complain, a mortal might transcend the mundane world and enter the eternal matrix of divine thought." - Author: James K. Morrow

Quotes About Norman Conquest

"There is a vast expanse of time before the Norman Conquest in 1066, from which fragments of literary texts remain, although these fragments make quite a substantial body of work. If we consider that the same expanse of time has passed between Shakespeares time and now as passed between the earliest extant text and 1066, we can begin to imagine just how much literary expression there must have been. But these centuries remain largely dark to us, apart from a few illuminating flashes and fragments, since almost all of it was never written down, and since most of what was preserved in writing was destroyed later, particularly during the 1530s." - Author: Ronald Carter

Quotes About Van Gogh

"I have many favorite artists... Van Gogh as one, but he didnt really sing a lot!" - Author: Colin Mochrie

Quotes About Wicked Mothers

"Why are so many of us enspelled by myths and folk stories in this modern age? Why do we continue to tell the same old tales, over and over again? I think its because these stories are not just fantasy. Theyre about real life. Weve all encountered wicked wolves, found fairy godmothers, and faced trial by fire. Weve all set off into unknown woods at one point in life or another. Weve all had to learn to tell friend from foe and to be kind to crones by the side of the road. . . ." - Author: Terri Windling

Quotes About Sleeping Beauty

"I am positive I was not a neglected child. I remember reading The Jungle Book and The Sleeping Beauty." - Author: Keri Russell

Quotes About Natural Revelation

"We are supernaturalists first, not naturalists. The only reason we feel compelled to accommodate science is that science says we ought to. But it is science that should accommodate revelation. Revelation has been around much longer." - Author: Matt Chandler