[The Time Traveller (for So It Will Be Convenient To Speak Of Him) Was Expounding A Recondite Matter To Us.]

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JD Salinger Quotes

"You know Sven? The man who takes care of the gym? he asked. He waited till he got a nod from Nicholson. Well, if Sven dreamed tonight that his dog died, hed have a very, very bad nights sleep, because hes very fond of that dog. But when he woke up in the morning, everything would be all right. Hed know it was only a dream.Nicholson nodded. Whats the point exactly?The point is if his dog really died, it would be exactly the same thing. Only he wouldnt know it. I mean he wouldnt wake up till he died himself."

Shaun Tan Quotes

"Today is the tomorrow you expected yesterday."

Nicholas Dawidoff Quotes

"But how a game plan came to be, what a finished plan looked like, I had no idea. Id heard that all copies were shredded as soon as the game was over."

Judith Hill Quotes

"I feel like, to have a career as an artist, you dont need to meet the same criteria as you do to win a singing competition. Theyre two very different animals."

T Bone Burnett Quotes

"My original idea was to produce and not make records myself."

Michael Lewis Quotes

"It was the job of people like me to make up reasons, to spin a plausible yarn. And its amazing what people will believe. Heavy selling out of the Middle East was an old standby. Since no one ever had any clue what the Arabs were doing with their money or why, no story involving Arabs could ever be refuted. So if you didnt know why the dollar was falling, you shouted out something about Arabs."

Colin Bord Quotes

"Allegorical stories of saints battling with giants, monsters and demons may be interpreted as symbolizing the Christians fight against paganism. At Bwlch Rhiwfelen (Denbigh) St Collen fought and killed a cannibal giantess, afterwards washing away the blood-stains in a well later known as Ffynnon Gollen. In Ireland, the tales of saints slaying giant serpents may have the same meaning; alternatively they (or some of them) may refer to early sightings of genuine water monsters. St Barry banished a serpent from a mountain into Lough Lagan (Roscommon), and a holy well sprang up where the saints knee touched the ground."

Elizabeth Benedict Quotes

"What gives value to travel is fear. It breaks down a kind of inner structure we all have."

Drew Magary Quotes

"Once theyve borne children, mothers can construct virtually any costume using scissors, felt, Elmers glue, and a leftover pen spring. Theyre like the Special Forces of crafts."

Anne Giardini Quotes

"I used to float along in all of this, like a leaf on a coursing stream, but i am heavier now, less easily moved, more resolute and steadfast. I am no longer in pursuit of happiness. As I stand here at my front door, key in hand, I think it is just possible that happiness, at least for now, today, this hour, may be in pursuit of me."

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Quotes About Worship Leading

"...the Master and the boy followed each other as if drawn along the wires of some mechanism, until soon it could no longer be discerned which was coming and which going, which following and which leading, the old or the young man. Now it seemed to be the young man who showed honour and obedience to the old man, to authority and dignity; now again it was apparently the old man who was required to follow, serve, worship the figure of youth, of beginning, of mirth. And as he watched this at once senseless and significant dream circle, the dreamer felt alternately identical with the old man and the boy, now revering and now revered, now leading, now obeying; and in the course of these pendulum shifts there came a moment in which he was both, was simultaneously Master and small pupil; or rather he stood above both, was the instigator, conceiver, operator, and onlooker of the cycle, this futile spinning race between age and youth." - Author: Hermann Hesse

Quotes About Horace Walpole

"Horace Walpole, the writer and politician, meanwhile, once saw Mademoiselle la Chevalière dÉon, known in her day as a transvestite-diplomat-spy, teaching fencing to the Cosways guests in the midst of a party.16,17" - Author: Jon Meacham

Quotes About Ancestors

"One day a few houses appeared," said Toshaway. "Someone had been cutting the trees. Of course we did not mind, in the same way you would not mind if someone came into your family home, disposed of your belongings, and moved in their own family. But perhaps, I dont know. Perhaps white people are different. Perhaps a Texan, if someone stole his house, he would say: Oh, I have made a mistake, I have built this house, but I guess you like it also so you may have it, along with all this good land that feeds my family. I am but a kahuu, little mouse. Please allow me to tell you where my ancestors lie, so you may dig them up and plunder their graves. Do you think that is what he would say, Tiehteti-taibo?"That was my name. I shook my head."Thats right," said Toshaway. "He would kill the men who had stolen his house. He would tell them, Itsa nu kahni. Now I will cut out your heart." - Author: Philipp Meyer

Quotes About Cruel Bosses

"Theater of Cruelty means a theater difficult and cruel for myself first of all. And, on the level of performance, it is not the cruelty we can exercise upon each other by hacking at each others bodies, carving up our personal anatomies, or, like Assyrian emperors, sending parcels of human ears, noses, or neatly detached nostrils through the mail, but the much more terrible and necessary cruelty which things can exercise against us. We are not free. And the sky can still fall on our heads. And the theater has been created to teach us that first of all." - Author: Antonin Artaud

Quotes About The Blank Page

"I like writing a lot more than I used to. I used to find it scary but now Ive got used to it once it gets going. I used to find it hard to start. Fear of the blank page. The first thing you write down wont bear any relation to whats in your head and thats always disappointing." - Author: Victoria Wood

Quotes About Baby Geese

"Lila walked by with her nose in the air. In a straight line behind her, six obedient kindergartners waddled like baby geese, singing in unison, Row, row, row your yacht..." - Author: Francine Pascal

Quotes About Funny Crickets

"Who would I kill?" I asked, sitting up from him, wiping my face."Who?""Yeah, I mean, is it random, or do you choose them?""Well." He grinned and picked an ant off the rug, then tossed it onto the grass. "I usually avoid eating comedians as much as possible.""Why?" I asked slowly."Because they taste funny." His brows rose. I imagined a tumbleweed rolling past as I listened for crickets. "That wasnt funny." - Author: A.M. Hudson

Quotes About John Mcenroe

"Guys like John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Stefan Edberg were also very good grass court players." - Author: Richard Krajicek

Quotes About Intelligibility

"For us to deem a work of architecture elegant, it is hence not enough that it look simple: we must feel that the simplicity it displays has been hard won, that it flows from the resolution of demanding technical or natural predicament. Thus we call the Shaker staircase in Pleasant Hill elegant because we know--without ever having constructed one ourselves--that a staircase is a site complexity, and that combinations of treads, risers and banisters rarely approach the sober intelligibility of the Sharkers work. We deem a modern Swiss house elegant because we not how seamlessly its windows have been joined to their concrete walls, and how neatly the usual clutter of construction has been resolved away. We admire starkly simple works that we intuit would, without immense effort, have appeared very complicated. (p 209)" - Author: Alain de Botton

Quotes About Religious Self Righteousness

"The targets of this story are not "wayward sinners" but religious people who do everything the Bible requires. Jesus is pleading not so much with immoral outsiders as with moral insiders. H wants to show them their blindness, narrowness, and self righteousness, and how these things are destroying both their own souls and the lives of the people around them." - Author: Timothy Keller