[My Third Maxim Was To Try Always To Master Myself Rather Than Fortune And Change My Desires Rather Than Changing How Things Stand In The World.]

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John Dickson Carr Quotes

"Alan Campbell opened one eye.From somewhere in remote distances, muffled beyond sight or sound, his soul crawled back painfully, through subterranean corridors, up into his body again. Toward the last it moved to a cacophony of hammers and lights. Then he was awake.The first eye was bad enough. But, when he opened his second eye, such as rush of anguish flowed through his brain that he hastily closed them again."

Keiko Agena Quotes

"Being on a successful show is kind of like being a sea turtle. Every year, sea turtles lay hundreds and hundreds of eggs, but only a few manage to survive and mature. Its the same with TV pilots. There are so many great ideas, but for whatever reason only the lucky ones get picked up."

Brian Alan Ellis Quotes

"You fall into thought while staring at the green foliage back here—so much damn green that it envelops you in its cruddy fist—and the thoughts arent too good, either—thoughts of sitting on the toilet—eating a sandwich—standing in line at a grocery store—watching an episode of Cheaters—doing laundry—staring at your face in a mirror—shaving it—snorting crushed pills—falling in love—death—all death—and the green shrubbery carries you away with it."

Kit Williams Quotes

"The dog and the rabbit are telling us not to chase unattainable material goals."

Dianne Harman Quotes

"Honey, I usually get $300, but I like you, so Ill just take $200."

Carolyn MacCullough Quotes

"Then one last thought tugs at me, so I turn back."So why did you name me Tamsin?" I ask. "You always promised to tell me later. Even though, technically, its earlier."My grandmothers smile flickers, deepens."Its how you introduced yourself to me tonight. I just assumed thats what you wanted to be named."

Christine Zoldenz Quotes

"Lea was on the floor of a stall hugging a toilet. When she heard the door close, she lifted her head and gave me a half smile of embarrassment.Gracie, Ive been chemically inconvenienced and I dont think I can ever leave this toilet. Take a picture of this so Ill never do it again."

Charles Du Bos Quotes

"O importante é isso: estar pronto para, a qualquer momento, sacrificar o que somos pelo que poderíamos vir a ser."

Don Young Quotes

"Youve got to be willing to forgive and say, God, get something good out of something bad. And if youll make that choice... God will do it."

Bess Truman Quotes

"Im no different from anybody else. If I dont have a card, I cant check out these books."

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Quotes About Bleach

"Doesnt sunlight kill them? Doesnt it turn them to dust, or make them burst into flames or something?""Nope. Vampires tan, just like you and me. Well, just like you. I tend to bleach." - Author: Derek Landy

Quotes About Touching Lives

"I know. I know Ive been a jerk, and I dont have a good excuse. But touching you and loving you, and knowing you were planning to leave me, made me crazy. After we made love the second time, I began to think maybe youd decide to stay with me. I started to think about you and me waking up every day together for the rest of our lives. I even thought about kids and taking some of those breathing classes when you got pregnant. Maybe buying one of those mini-vans." - Author: Rachel Gibson

Quotes About Overlooking

"The rituals surrounding vacations among Manhattans wealthiest and best-connected citizens are strange and specific. By vacations I dont mean country houses, which are part of the regular ebb and flow of life and which are frequently subjects for complaint - The kids never want to go! The caretaker missed the roof leak! The pipes froze! - as though having a six-thousand-square-foot, cedar-shingled cottage on five acres overlooking the ocean is nothing more or less than a constant test of character." - Author: Anna Quindlen

Quotes About Lying Woman

"Turing presented his new offering in the form of a thought experiment, based on a popular Victorian parlor game. A man and a woman hide, and a judge is asked to determine which is which by relying only on the texts of notes passed back and forth.Turing replaced the woman with a computer. Can the judge tell which is the man? If not, is the computer conscious? Intelligent? Does it deserve equal rights?Its impossible for us to know what role the torture Turing was enduring at the time played in his formulation of the test. But it is undeniable that one of the key figures in the defeat of fascism was destroyed, by our side, after the war, because he was gay. No wonder his imagination pondered the rights of strange creatures." - Author: Jaron Lanier

Quotes About Restraining Love

"The universe deepened at that moment, the music of the spheres grew from a mere chorus to a symphony as triumphant as Beethovens Ninth, and I knew that I would always be able to hear it when I wished or needed to, always be able to Use it to take the step I needed to see the one I loved, or, failing that, step to the place where I had been with the one I loved, or, failing that, find a place to love for its own beauty and richness.The energy of quasars and exploding stellar nuclei filled me then. I was borne up on waves of energy more lovely and more lyrical even than the Ouster angels wings seen sliding along corridors of sunlight. The shell of deadly energy that was my prison and execution cell seemed laughable now, Schrödingers original joke, a childs jump rope laid around me on the ground as restraining walls.I stepped out of the Schrödinger cat box and out of Armaghast System." - Author: Dan Simmons

Quotes About Harriet Beecher Stowe

"We are redeemed one man at a time. There is no family pass ticket or park hopping pass to life. One ticket — one at a time. Man doesnt vanquish hatred or bigotry. The target keeps moving. From the blacks to the Irish; atheists to Christians. But as always there are a few leaders: Ben Franklin, John Quincy Adams, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abraham Lincoln, Fredrick Douglas, Booker T Washington, Ghandi and Martin Luther King. They know that the march toward freedom never ends, man must be ever vigilant and pray less with his lips and more with his legs." - Author: Glenn Beck

Quotes About Male Models

"I was into comics because these were my real male role models, even though at the time, I didnt know it." - Author: Brian Michael Bendis

Quotes About Our Sinful Nature

"God is our final say in who and whats negative and who and whats positive in our lives. It is best not to have this so over-simplified as the illusioned superstitionists have it; an infinite beings tests may not always be so flowery, and the things we may see as positive are in many cases simply desires of our sinful nature. We are to protect our spirit without falling into the narcissistic mistake of trying to protect our selfish emotions, which the latter, in turn, is more than unlikely to bring peace and happiness. But rather guilt and emptiness. When one walks around constantly, in his mind, attempting to separate positive versus negative people, he is already controlled by something even worse than those he calls the negative people, and that is before he spots it soon enough to avoid it as he hypocritically tries to avoid them." - Author: Criss Jami

Quotes About Science And Spirituality

"Right conscience and at the higher level conscientious deeds (spirituality) is the order of civilised and society-responsible men" - Author: Priyavrat Thareja

Quotes About Things Getting Old

"The life I walk binds my hands it makes me take things that I dont understand I walk this dark world unknowing of what they hold true, forgetting the me I once knew, until you. The life I walk eternally was all I knew nothing more held me here to this earth until you. I feel the pain of every heart I take I feel the desire to replace all that I have grown to hate Darkness holds me close but the light still draws my empty soul The emptiness where I used pain to fill the hole no longer controls me, no longer calls me because of you." - Author: Abbi Glines