[Quiet Descended, A Silence So Consuming That Even The Drafty Corridors Ceased Whistling. Bog Wasn't Certain Where To Look, So He Solved The Problem By Plucking Out His Eyes And Sticking Them In A Drawer.]

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"Daley may not feel a moral responsibility to eliminate discrimination but he has a legal obligation to do so."

Douglas Wynne Quotes

"Everywhere he went he saw this same phenomenon—parents unmindful of their children, their attention fixed on little glass windows in the palms of their hands, mesmerized like drug addicts, longing for some artificial connection while their own flesh and blood careened wildly through a chaotic and violent world behind their backs. The writer was even worse. He invented false worlds and peopled them with ghosts while his motherless son scanned the horizon for a human connection. It was shameful. What did a man need to lose to be shaken from his immersion in a dream? What terminal force could liberate him from the pursuit of phantoms and engage him in the living world around him?"

Michael S Kimmel Quotes

"To be white, or straight, or male, or middle class is to be simultaneously ubiquitious and invisible. Youre everywhere you look, youre the standard against which everyone else is measured. Youre like water, like air. People will tell you they went to see a "woman doctor" or they will say they went to see "the doctor." People will tell you they have a "gay colleague" or theyll tell you about a colleague. A white person will be happy to tell you about a "Black friend," but when that same person simply mentions a "friend," everyone will assume the person is white. Any college course that doesnt have the word "woman" or "gay" or "minority" in its title is a course about men, heterosexuals, and white people. But we call those courses "literature," "history" or "political science."This invisibility is political."

John Chaffee Quotes

"When we expand our thinking, we expand who we are as human beings: the perspective from which we view the world, and the concepts and values we use to guide our choices."

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"Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet."

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"Every time I look down on this timeless townWhether blue or gray be her skies.Whether loud be her cheers or soft be her tears,More and more do I realize:I love Paris in the springtime.I love Paris in the fall.I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles,I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles.I love Paris every moment,Every moment of the year.I love Paris, why, oh why do I love Paris?Because my love is near."

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"You have to humor them you know." Lucile sighed lightly as the door closed. "Men can be boring, but they are necessary. One needs to learn to work around them. Dont you think so?"

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"I feel blessed to be here representing our country and carrying out th research of scientists around the world... I hope you could feel the positive energy that beamed to the whole planet as we glided over."

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"As she looked in the full-length mirror in her dressing room, she added a few ropes of pearls, pinned a white silk camellia, and draped the Chantilly lace shawl. In that moment, Dana thought of fashions most enduring icon who created this elegant and alluring style, and the happy personal life that eluded her. Mademoiselle Chanel died in 1971 at the age of eighty-eight while working on her spring collection, but her passion for work did not fill the void of marriage and children. Her success was costly, but clearly the choice of an uncompromising woman determined to achieve greatness on her own. She once said, "I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird." - Author: Lynn Steward

Quotes About Someone Going Through Cancer

"You cannot run at full throttle when applying your mindset to all of the different things running through your head. Focusing is the key to manifesting your desires." - Author: Stephen Richards

Quotes About Climbing Obstacles

"Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between our starting points and its rich environment. But the point from which we started out still exists and can be seen, although it appears smaller and forms a tiny part of our broad view gained by the mastery of the obstacles on our adventurous way up." - Author: Albert Einstein

Quotes About Dormido

"A veces yo conseguía dormirme repitiéndolo una y otra vez hasta que se mezclaba con las madreselvas todo terminó por simbolizar la noche y el desasosiego no me parecía estar despierto ni dormido mirando hacia un largo pasillo de media luz grisácea donde todas las cosas estables se habían convertido en paradójicas sombras todo cuanto yo había hecho sombras todo cuanto yo había sufrido tomando formas visibles grotescas y burlándose con su inherente irrelevancia de la significación que deberían haber afirmado pensando era yo no era yo quién no era no era quién." - Author: William Faulkner

Quotes About The Caribbean Sea

"The unluckiest of the Caribbeans sick came, in search of cures: a poor woman who, since childhood, had been counting the beats of her heart so long that she had run out of numbers to count; a Jamaican who, because of the tormenting sound the stars made, never slept; a sleepwalker who rose from bed at night, and in sleep undid all the things he had done in waking; and many other ailments too, less serious in nature." - Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

Quotes About Forjan

"Así es como se va forjando la intimidad. Uno entrega primero su mejor retrato, un producto resplandeciente y muy bien acabado, retocado con fanfarronadas, falsedades y sentido del humor. Luego se necesitan más detalles y entonces se pinta un segundo retrato, y luego un tercero... antes de que pase mucho tiempo los mejores rasgos han desaparecido, y finalmente se revela el secreto; los diferentes niveles de los sucesivos retratos se mezclan y nos delatan, y aunque seguimos pintando y pintando ya no conseguimos vender la mercancía. Tenemos que darnos por satisfechos con la esperanza de que nuestras mujeres, nuestros hijos y nuestros socios acepten como buenas esas fatuas descripciones que les hacemos de nosotros mismos.—Hermosos y malditos, Scott Fitzgerald—" - Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Quotes About Falling Asleep With Someone

"The time of minor poets is coming. Good-by Whitman, Dickinson, Frost. Welcome you whose fame will never reach beyond your closest family, and perhaps one or two good friends gathered after dinner over a jug of fierce red wine… While the children are falling asleep and complaining about the noise youre making as you rummage through the closets for your old poems, afraid your wife mightve thrown them out with last springs cleaning. Its snowing, says someone who has peeked into the dark night, and then he, too, turns toward you as you prepare yourself to read, in a manner somewhat theatrical and with a face turning red, the long rambling love poem whose final stanza (unknown to you) is hopelessly missing." - Author: Charles Simic

Quotes About Line

"I left General Magic in 1996 to become an Internet hobbyist - got a T-1 line to my house. At one point I had all four food banks of the Bay Area hosted from this house here." - Author: Andy Hertzfeld

Quotes About Good Life And Friends

"True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing." - Author: Baltasar Gracian

Quotes About Softball Friends

"I am a lefty, though I bat right-handed... When I was a kid I pitched, played first, outfield and shortstop as well. Now its mainly softball with some friends." - Author: Josh Charles