[My First Thought, As A Child, Was That The Artist Brings Something Into The World That Didn't Exist Before, And That He Does It Without Destroying Something Else. A Kind Of Refutation Of The Conservation Of Matter. That Still Seems To Me Its Central Magic, Its Core Of Joy.]

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"Persistence can look a lot like stupid."

Mary Hart Quotes

"In a lot of cases, as in Tom and Nicoles case, the tabloids were about to break the story, so they said just let the news out. And they called organizations such as ours."

Robert E Howard Quotes

"Gleaming shell of an outworn lie; fable of Right divine—You gained your crowns by heritage, but Blood was the price of mine.The throne that I won by blood and sweat , by Crom, I will not sellFor promise of valleys filled with gold, or threat of the Halls of Hell!"

Jane Lynch Quotes

"I never went through a biological clock experience. I never even heard it ticking."

Sebastian Barry Quotes

"A Ford motorcar is a magical thing in the night with the spraying lamps against the pitch road and the smell of metal and perfume under the clothy roof."

Joseph Maviglia Quotes

"So in this Hemisphere when the moon goes down, I sit in one of those all-night-into-mornings cafes, watching short short skies below the skyscrapers and low-rises and sense the big turntables turning and the roadies setting up from stadium to stadium from L.A. to New York and all north and south and east and west and in between – and i know there must be a lot of kids who arent sleeping but listening to their muse – iPad-ing and YouTubing...and the final shore aint no shore at all but a long ether cable cyperspacing us together – cutting the continent in half."

GK Chesterton Quotes

"Evil always wins through the strength of its splendid dupes; and there has in all ages been a disastrous alliance between abnormal innocence and abnormal sin."

Claire Trevor Quotes

"The studios knew how to build a star, and they knew what to do with you. They also taught you everything."

Jane Bennett Quotes

"Seasoning ones claims with self-irony and modesty, cultivating a tolerance for moral ambiguity, periodically practicing normative reticence, building up a resistance to the pleasure of purity, minding your own business, doing what you can to forget to wreak vengeance, defending negative freedom even if there is no such thing, and playing around are the best you can do. But thats quite a lot."

Mary Beth Miller Quotes

"I could smack her, punch her in the face, but then I see what she cant hide from me. Ive seen it before-the desperation, the agony, the need to find a reason to go on, and the inability to find it."

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Quotes About Good Coldness

"As he tore his eyes from the books to meet hers, he was, as a matter of fact, nearly overwhelmed by sadness. It gusted over him. He felt almost unbearably lonely. He wondered if he was flawed on some deep level, whether – in spite of all the friends who seemed to think he was a good guy (and he was a pretty good friend), in spite of being a fairly decent son – there was something terribly wrong with him. Did romance reveal some truth, fundamental lack, a coldness, that made him shrink back at just the moment when reciprocity was called for?" - Author: Adelle Waldman

Quotes About The Accountant In Heart Of Darkness

"What art thou? Nothing. Thats the answer. Nothing. In the heart of hearts- Nothing! So of course you cant stand that and want to be Something, and you try. But instead of being this Something, the man puts it over on everybody instead." - Author: Saul Bellow

Quotes About God This Holy Week

"Christians belive in a sovereign God who never says "Oops". We believe that all our days ... are divine strokes on the canvas of our lives by the Master Artist who certified his skill, his power, and his love in the Masterpiece of Calvary. If you doubt His skill in painting your life - look at the Calvary" - Author: John Piper

Quotes About Comfortable Silence

"Along the way, they didnt say much, but their relationship has reached that stage where silence is comfortable, not threatening. Silence only harms when there are things that arent being said, or when theres the fear that the well is empty and theres nothing left to say. Neither is the case here. They still have plenty to say to each other, just not anything right now." - Author: David Levithan

Quotes About Punctuality And Promptness

"He was always late on principle, his principle being that punctuality is the thief of time" - Author: Oscar Wilde

Quotes About Late Nights

"LOOKINGThe world goes by, and what have I to do with it? I merely observe how the geese stretch their necks towards the orange rim of sky. I watch how light fades and children make their way home, hungry and tired. The bushes outside become ghosts while baths run and kitchen windows steam up with the cooking. This is the smell of our home, where I have a place in the wrinkled hours making beds and hugging boys awake. This is the sound of the house where I feel out lives into words, translate ragged nights and days into something whole, or try to. You may look if you wish..... The world goes by, and what have you or I to do with it, except perhaps for looking... ?" - Author: Jay Woodman

Quotes About Knowlegde

"I tried. As the darkness closed over me, I fought to remember the name of my husband.I fought to remember the name of someone I had loved.I fought to remember--What?I was alone, and I had no hands to clench around my memories. I had no memories, no name, only the knowlegde (deeper and colder than any darkness) that I had lost what I loved more than life.And then I forgot I had lost it.Time unwound. Prices were unpaid.The world changed." - Author: Rosamund Hodge

Quotes About God Being Omnipotent

"The gods can either take away evil from the world and will not, or, being willing to do so cannot; or they neither can nor will, or lastly, they are able and willing.If they have the will to remove evil and cannot, then they are not omnipotent. If they can but will not, then they are not benevolent. If they are neither able nor willing, they are neither omnipotent nor benevolent.Lastly, if they are both able and willing to annihilate evil, why does it exist?" - Author: Epicurus

Quotes About Lords Supper

"The episcopal palace was a huge and beautiful house, built of stone at the beginning of the last century by M. Henri Puget, Doctor of Theology of the Faculty of Paris, Abbe of Simore, who had been Bishop of D—— in 1712. This palace was a genuine seignorial residence. Everything about it had a grand air,—the apartments of the Bishop, the drawing-rooms, the chambers, the principal courtyard, which was very large, with walks encircling it under arcades in the old Florentine fashion, and gardens planted with magnificent trees. In the dining-room, a long and superb gallery which was situated on the ground-floor and opened on the gardens, M. Henri Puget had entertained in state, on July 29, 1714, My Lords Charles Brulart de Genlis, archbishop; Prince" - Author: Victor Hugo

Quotes About Transcendent

"God, bearing the whole psycho-physical existence as reflections, is also not involved in any transformation of His essence. He remains pure Consciousness alone while appearing as infinite phenomena. The whole universe exists in the transcendental aspect of God, shining there as infinite, pure, and blissful I-Consciousness. It shines within Him as Him alone, and not as anything other than Him . . . . The Universe exists in Him as pure Consciousness alone, just as all milk products are present in milk in the form of milk alone. All that is, shines within Him as "I" alone. In Him there is no trace of "this-ness" or "that-ness". Rather, it is the outward reflections of His divine powers that appear as "this-ness".— B. N. Pandit, Specific Principles of Kashmir Shaivism (3rd ed., 2008), p. 19." - Author: Balajinnatha Pandita