[Someone Who Seems Doddery Is Perhaps Not Doddery At All But Only An Older Person Absorbed In Squinting Concentration, As Though On An Ultimate Trip, Memorizing A Scene, Grateful For Being Alive To See It.]

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"His only possessions are the sky, the earth and a broken-down violin.Even so... he only loved someone once in his lifetime.. and hes 624 years old."

Velma Wallis Quotes

"Let us die trying."

Jennifer Allison Quotes

"Gilda: How severe is the corporal punishment here?Mrs. McCracken: Honey, nobodys going to spank you here. Dont worry."

Universidad De Navarra Quotes

"God is the only one who listens to her... she is the prototype of the devout woman who perseveres in prayer, convinced that it will be heard... How many favours each of us could tell of if we recalled with gratitude the gifts we have received in order to praise God for them!"

Todd English Quotes

"I find more people want to eat a little less. My generation, were all watching our figures. They want to go to the bar and eat a few snacks, have a couple of cocktails or glasses of wine, and go home. People dont sit down at the table and have a whole three or four courses."

Shon Hopwood Quotes

"A computer search would have given me a list of pertinent cases, but without that I had to read everything. That is harder by far, but you end up learning a lot more. I was forced to remember cases because making copies of everything was too expensive. Keeping cases in your head is good, too, because cases are like puzzle pieces floating around in your mind, and sometimes, in moments of creativity, they fall into place and form a picture. If they were words on a screen that you could pull up anytime you wished, that phenomenon wouldnt happen as easily."

Jonah Lehrer Quotes

"Like a work of art, we exceed our materials. Science needs art to frame the mystery, but art needs science so that not everything is a mystery. Neither truth alone is our solution, for our reality exists in plural"

Stephen Harker Quotes

"The times have changed and now the story is old, but yet it all remains the same, a victim in the cold."

Ernst Kaltenbrunner Quotes

"I have loved my German people and my fatherland with a warm heart."

Pedro Santamaria Quotes

"La democracia, como yo la veo, es una forma de oligarquía en la que el pueblo, ignorante, cree participar, pero en realidad las elecciones no son más que una coartada para que, aunque rotando, manden siempre los mismos. El secreto de la democracia reside en hacer creer al pueblo que piensa y decide, no en hacerles pensar y decidir realmente."

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Quotes About Taleb

"Un uomo praticoPersonaggi:UN TALEUN ALTRODove che sia, ai giorni nostri.IL TALEIn Italia, la rovina del teatro è lusanza della prima rappresentazione, con quel pubblico speciale, più o meno presuntuoso, più o meno ignorante. Ergo, aboliamo la «prima» e cominciamo senzaltro dalla seconda.LALTROMa così la seconda diventa la prima e saremo da capo.IL TALEBene. Si cominci, allora, dalla terza rappresentazione.(Sipario)" - Author: Achille Campanile

Quotes About Resisting Fear

"Without energy being invested in resisting the unwanted or dueling with fears, we have more energy and attention available for noticing not only the disturbing, but the wonderful...When we are not fixated on threat and defending ourselves, when were not exhausted and burned out from chronic stress, we are able to see the daily evidence that we are in the midst of a mind-blowing miracle called Life....Then we will experience breathtaking, heart-rippling moments that counterbalance every trial and tribulation. When were fully conscious of the universes artistry and generosity, who needs psychodelics or Prozac?" - Author: Charlette Mikulka

Quotes About Correlation And Causation

"Most of you will have heard the maxim "correlation does not imply causation." Just because two variables have a statistical relationship with each other does not mean that one is responsible for the other. For instance, ice cream sales and forest fires are correlated because both occur more often in the summer heat. But there is no causation; you dont light a patch of the Montana brush on fire when you buy a pint of Haagan-Dazs." - Author: Nate Silver

Quotes About Different Sizes

"Jesus, Mary …"She said it out loud, the words distributed into a room that was full of cold air and books. Books everywhere! Each wall was armed with overcrowded yet immaculate shelving. It was barely possible to see the paintwork. There were all different styles and sizes of lettering on the spines of the black, the red, the gray, the every-colored books. It was one of the most beautiful things Liesel Meminger had ever seen.With wonder, she smiled.That such a room existed!Even when she tried to wipe the smile away with her forearm, she realized instantly that it was a pointless exercise. She could feel the eyes of the woman traveling her body, and when she looked at her, they had rested on her face.There was more silence than she ever thought possible. It extended like an elastic, dying to break. The girl broke it."Can I?"The two words stood among acres and acres of vacant, wooden-floored land. The books were miles away.The woman nodded.Yes, you can" - Author: Markus Zusak

Quotes About Lost Fathers

"In rereading one of the best essays I know on Dantes Paradiso, Giovanni Gettos "Aspetti della poesia di Dante" (Aspects of Dantes Poetry, 1947), one can see that there is not one single image of Paradise that does not stem from a tradition that was part of the medieval readers heritage, I wont say of ideas, but of daily fantasies and feelings. It is from the biblical tradition and the church fathers that these radiances come from, these vortices of flame, these lamps, these suns, these brilliances and brightnesses emerging "like a horizon clearing" (Par. 14.69)...For medieval man, reading about this light and luminosity was equivalent to when we dream about the sinuous gracefulness of a movie star, the elegant lines of a car...It is this appeal to a poetry of understanding that can make the Paradiso fascinating even for the modern reader who has lost the reference points familiar to his medieval counterpart." - Author: Umberto Eco

Quotes About Arrows And Life

"While it is relatively easy to recognize the perennial grasses and seed-eating sparrows as characteristic of meadows, the ecosystems exist in their fullest sense underground. What we see aboveground is only the outer margin of an ecosystem that explodes in intricacy and life below." - Author: Amy Seidl

Quotes About Dodd

"The grass is full of ghosts tonight. The whole campus is alive with them. They paused by Little and watched the moon rise, to make silver of the slate roof of Dodd and blue the rustling trees. You know, whispered Tom, what we feel now is the sense of all the gorgeous youth that has rioted through here in two hundred years. ...And what we leave here is more than class; its the whole heritage of youth. Were just one generation-- were breaking all the links that seemed to bind us her to top-booted and high-stocked generations. Weve walked arm and arm with Burr and Light-Horse Harry Lee through half these deep-blue nights. Thats what they are, Tom tangented off, deep-blue-- a bit of color would spoil them, make them exotic. Spries, against a sky thats a promise of dawn, and blue light on the slate roofs-- it hurts... rather-- Good-by, Aaron Burr, Amory called toward deserted Nassau Hall, you and I knew strange corners of life." - Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Quotes About Prick

"Up ahead about two blocks, a massive figure stepped out into her path. She halted. Took a deep breath. Felt a prickling in her eyes. On the breeze drifting down to her, Johns unmistakable bonding scent was a dark spice that wiped out the stink of the city and the wretched sting of her unhappiness.She started walking toward him. Fast. Faster...Now she was running. He met her halfway, falling into a jog as soon as he saw her pick up the pace, and they slammed into each other.Hard to know whose mouth found whose, or whose arms were cinched tighter, or who was the desperate one. But then, in this they were equals." - Author: J.R. Ward

Quotes About Inappropriate Clothing

"There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing." - Author: Ranulph Fiennes

Quotes About Tourettes Syndrome

"I have Tourettes syndrome." - Author: Richard Paul Evans