[The Bible Is Right: A Deluge Of Images Does Encourage Idolatry. Look At The Cults Of Personality In America Today. Look At Hollywood. Look At Washington. I'd Like To See The Next Presidential Race Be Run According To Second Commandment Principles. No Commercials. A Radio-only Debate. We Need An Ugly President. I Know We're Missing Out On Some Potential Abe Lincolns Because They'd Look Gawky And Gangly On TV.]

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Gabriel Josipovici Quotes

"I agree with Proust in this, he says, that books create their own silences in ways that friends rarely do. And the silence that grows palpable when one has finished a canto of Dante, he says, is quite different from the silence that grows palpable when one has reached the end of Oedipus at Colonus. The most terrible thing that has happened to people today, he says, is that they have grown frightened of silence. Instead of seeking it as a friend and as a source of renewal they now try in every way they can to shut it out... the fear of silence is the fear of loneliness, he says, and the fear of loneliness is the fear of silence. People fear silence, he says, because they have lost the ability to trust the world to bring about renewal. Silence for them means only the recognition that they have been abandoned... How can people find the strength to be happy if they are so terrified of silence?"

Carola Perla Quotes

"And I tell her about his description because I want her to know what I now know, which is that the place where the pepper grows is not a place to be afraid of…I tell her: Mama, exile is not always the darkest corner of the earth. Sometimes it is lush and plentiful, sometimes it is full of life…"

Acacia Ackles Quotes

"He turned one of his death rays into an ice cream maker, except he said I shouldnt eat too much of it at once."I nodded slowly. "Right," I said. "Thats…sweet, I think."

Randy Thurman Quotes

"A penny saved is worth two pennies earned . . . after taxes."

Camilla Belle Quotes

"Im not a dark person at all, so those roles are the most challenging. I dont think Im necessarily drawn to dark things. It just seems to work out that way."

Halle Berry Quotes

"I know that I will never find my father in any other man who comes into my life, because it is a void in my life that can only be filled by him."

Murray Morgan Quotes

"Mary wasnt brilliant.She was a good woman who let her emotions guide her politics. She just couldnt help being for anybody who was agin something."

Jason Newsted Quotes

"I dont play video games."

Darrel Ray Quotes

"Si otras culturas han sobrevivido 10,000 años sin las reglas religiosas del islam, mormonismo, hinduismo o cristianismo, ¿cuál es el propósito de las restricciones y la culpa religiosas?"

Lev Shestov Quotes

"Life would again have to make superhuman efforts, "as in a battle," to break open for himself a path through the truths created by the sciences which "dream of being but cannot see it in waking reality."

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Quotes About Bas

"The wall is home base. The wall wont move. If I stand at the wall, I wont be expected to move. This is what it means to be a wallflower. Now I understand." - Author: Ned Vizzini

Quotes About Theosis

"The desert was the apotheosis of all deserts, huge, standing to the sky for what looked like eternity in all directions. It was white and blinding and waterless and without feature save for the faint, cloudy haze of the mountains which sketched themselves on the horizon and the devil-grass which brought sweet dreams, nightmares, death. An occasional tombstone sign pointed the way, for once the drifted track that cut its way through the thick crust of alkali had been a highway. Coaches and buckas had followed it. The world had moved on since then. The world had emptied." - Author: Stephen King

Quotes About Weekdays

"Ive only got a Saturday job so my weekdays are generally pretty free." - Author: Gary Lineker

Quotes About Function

"Obscenity is a function of culture - a function in the mathematical sense, I mean, its value changing with that of the variables on which it depends." - Author: A.P.

Quotes About Centering

"The word cellulite, for example, first appeared in the April 15, 1968, issue of Vogue magazine, and this invented disease soon had a believer base worldwide: Vogue began to focus on the body as much as on the clothes, in part because there was little they could dictate with the anarchic styles.… In a stunning move, an entire replacement culture was developed by naming a "problem" where it had scarcely existed before, centering it on the womens natural state, and elevating it to the existential female dilemma… . The number of diet- related articles rose 70 percent from 1968 to 1972." - Author: Timothy Ferriss

Quotes About Being Physically Active

"Just as animal research tells us that gluttony and sloth are side effects of a drive to accumulate body fat, it also says that eating in moderation and being physically active (literally, having the energy to exercise) are not evidence of moral rectitude. Rather, theyre the metabolic benefits of a body thats programmed to remain lean." - Author: Gary Taubes

Quotes About Lumos

"Visos līdzenumos, visos tālumos, jūras un kalnu, sūnu un mežu vientulībā cilvēks vienmēr meklē kādu robežu. Jūra ir skaista ar savām šķautnēm, kurās kaut kas satiekas. Dullais Dauka ir mākslinieks, un cilvēki ir dullie daukas. Jebkurā līdzenumā un tukšumā cilvēks meklē robežu, bet arī - jebkurā pārpilnībā." - Author: Imants Ziedonis

Quotes About South Indian Food

"In America, people think being South Asian is still kind of exotic. When you go outside New York and Chicago and L.A., there are people who have never tried Indian food... theyve never even tasted it!" - Author: Aasif Mandvi

Quotes About Sickness And Hope

"When ladies as young, and good, and beautiful as you are," replied the girl steadily, "give away your hearts, love will carry you all lengths--even such as you, who have home, friends, other admireres, everything to fill them. When such as I, who have no certain roof but the coffin-lid, and no friend in sickness or death but the hospital nurse, set our rotten hearts on any man, and let him fill the place that has been a blank through all our wretched lives, who can hope to cure us? Pity us, lady--pity us for having only one feeling of the woman left, and for having that turned, by a heavy judgment, from a comfort and a pride, into a new means of violence and suffering." - Author: Charles Dickens

Quotes About Slight

"What if I had refused your request?" she said with a shake of her head. He laughed. "Then I would have had my carriage turned around, of course." She folded her arms with a smile she couldnt help. "You are always so certain of yourself." His smile faded slightly. "Never with you. You forever set me off my axis." He inched closer and suddenly there was a tension in the carriage that had nothing to do with teasing flirtation or friendly discussion. He wanted her. And Vivien wanted him equally." - Author: Jess Michaels