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Author: A.J. Jacobs Quotes

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"There have been bleak nights along my way, many of my own making, but life is all the brighter for them now. To the human eye, without the darkness there are no stars."

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"Kubricks vision seemed to be that humans are doomed, whereas Clarkes is that humans are moving on to a better stage of evolution."

Marvin Bell Quotes

"Try to write poems at least one person in the room will hate."

Maurice Greene Quotes

"You have got to believe in yourself every time you go out there and race. If you have no faith in your ability all that training has been a waste of time."

Marty Allen Quotes

"A study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy anything is last year."

Lewis Buzbee Quotes

"A bran new book is a beautiful thing, all promise and fresh pages, the neatly squared spine, the brisk sense of a journey beginning. But a well-worn book also has its pleasures, the soft caress and give of the papers edges, the comfort, like an old shawl, of an oft-read story."

Alvares De Azevedo Quotes

"Se na vida há uma coisa real e divina é a arte - e na arte se há um raio do céu é na música. Na música que nos vibra as cordas da alma, que nos acorda da modorra da existência a alma embotada. Oh! é tão doce sentir a voz vaporosa que trina, que nos enleva - e que parece que nos faz desfalecer, amar, e morrer!"

J Lynn Quotes

"Hungary to the upper left, upper left, Serbia to the lower left, lower left. Bosnia on the bottom, on the bottom. Slovenia to the top, to the top. And wheres Croatia?" "Where? Where?" Jacob sung. "Its next to the Adriatic Sea, across from Italy!"

Colson Whitehead Quotes

"A lot of my writer friends live near me, and that makes people think we just hang around with one another in cafes, trading work and discussing Harpers and what not. But I rarely see them. Were home working."

Janet Beizer Quotes

"It is precisely, if paradoxically, because reversal is in the service of repetition (so as to ensure, alongside its companion strategies, a dizzying proliferation of citations) that it gains a subversive power rather than remain a mere dependent (and thus conservative) form of social discourse. Reversal plays a double role in this novel (MONSIEUR VENUS), for it is not only a formal strategy bearing on citation, but itself a citation as well; one more cliché mobilized from the fin-de-siecle reserve."

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Quotes About Groomed

"In a spornographic age its no longer enough for the male body to be presented to us by consumerism as merely attractive, or desiring to be desired, as it was in the early days of nakedly narcissistic male metrosexuality. This masculine coquettish-ness, pleasing as it is, no longer offers an intense enough image. Or provokes enough lust. Its just not very shocking or arousing any more. In fact, its just too… normal. To get our attention these days the sporting male body has to promise us nothing less than an immaculately groomed, waxed and pumped gang-bang in the showers." - Author: Mark Simpson

Quotes About The Ending Of A Relationship

"Visionary feminism is a wise and loving politics. It is rooted in the love of male and female being, refusing to privilege one over the other. The soul of feminist politics is the commitment to ending patriarchal domination of women and men, girls and boys. Love cannot exist in any relationship that is based on domination and coercion. Males cannot love themselves in patriarchal culture if their very self-definition relies on submission to patriarchal rules. When men embrace feminist thinking and preactice, which emphasizes the value of mutual growth and self-actualization in all relationships, their emotional well-being will be enhanced. A genuine feminist politics always brings us from bondage to freedom, from lovelessness to loving." - Author: Bell Hooks

Quotes About Things That Come In Threes

"If an adult uses violence on a child, the child will naturally assume that he too, has the right to use it on one smaller or weaker." - Author: Dora Russell

Quotes About Birth Control

"[Hitler] has grasped the falsity of the hedonistic attitude to life. Nearly all western thought since the last war, certainly all "progressive" thought, has assumed tacitly that human beings desire nothing beyond ease, security, and avoidance of pain. In such a view of life there is no room, for instance, for patriotism and the military virtues. Hitler, because in his own joyless mind he feels it with exceptional strength, knows that human beings dont only want comfort, safety, short working-hours, hygiene, birth-control and, in general, common sense; they also, at least intermittently, want struggle and self-sacrifice, not to mention drums, flag and loyalty-parades ... Whereas Socialism, and even capitalism in a grudging way, have said to people "I offer you a good time," Hitler has said to them "I offer you struggle, danger and death," and as a result a whole nation flings itself at his feet" - Author: George Orwell

Quotes About Filling Out Forms

"Slippery slope. I carry a spare shirt, pretty soon Im carrying spare pants. Then Id need a suitcase. Next thing I know, Ive got a house and a car and a savings plan and Im filling out all kinds of forms." - Author: Lee Child

Quotes About Looks Matter

"As a Christian, Christ died so that we will have eternal life in Him in Heaven. What it looks like doesnt matter, what it smells like doesnt matter, as long as Christ is there it will be Heaven to me." - Author: T. D. Jakes

Quotes About Moderne

"La distinction traditionnelle entre guerres "justes" et guerres "injustes" est désormais obsolète. La cruauté des moyens dépasse aujourdhui tout objectif imaginable. Aucune frontière nationale, aucune idéologie, aucun "mode de vie" ne peut justifier la disparition de millions de vies que la guerre moderne, nucléaire ou conventionnelle, entraîne inévitablement. Les prétextes classiques sont soit trop confus soit trop changeants pour que lon meure pour eux. Les systèmes changent, les politiques changent. Les distinctions entre le bien et le mal proclamées par les politiciens ne sont pas assez évidentes pour justifier que des générations dêtre humains meurent pour prouver leur caractère sacro-saint. Même une guerre de légitime défense, la plus moralement justifiable des guerres, perd tout caractère moral lorsquelle exige un sacrifice collectif si énorme quil frise le suicide." - Author: Howard Zinn

Quotes About Snowdrop

"The snowdrop and primrose our woodlands adorn, and violets bathe in the wet o the morn." - Author: Robert Burns

Quotes About Body Types

"I know very well you cant help me," he said. "But I tell you, because unsuccessful and superfluous people like me find their salvation in talking. I have to generalise about everything I do. Im bound to look for an explanation and justification of my absurd existence in somebody elses theories, in literary types—in the idea that we, upper-class Russians, are degenerating, for instance, and so on. Last night, for example, I comforted myself by thinking all the time: Ah, how true Tolstoy is, how mercilessly true! And that did me good. Yes, really, brother, he is a great writer, say what you like!" Samoylenko, who had never read Tolstoy and was intending to do so every day of his life, was a little embarrassed, and said: "Yes, all other authors write from imagination, but he writes straight from nature." - Author: Anton Chekhov

Quotes About Dickon

"Even now, Dickon was upstairs, writing sonnets to his new love, while back at Seadown House, Marianne was writing Ella on scraps of paper and then burning them." - Author: Jessica Day George