[To Be President Of The United States, Sir, Is To Act As Advocate For A Blind, Venomous, And Ungrateful Client.]

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Sally Rand Quotes

"I have never retired - I have averaged 40 working weeks a year since 1933."

Sylvia Sidney Quotes

"Nooooooo... favorite film, thats like asking if you have a favorite kid!"

Knut Hamsun Quotes

"The poet must always, in every instance, have the vibrant word... that by its trenchancy can so wound my soul that it whimpers.... One must know and recognize not merely the direct but the secret power of the word; one must be able to give ones writing unexpected effects. It must have a hectic, anguished vehemence, so that it rushes past like a gust of air, and it must have a latent, roistering tenderness so that it creeps and steals ones mind; it must be able to ring out like a sea-shanty in a tremendous hour, in the time of the tempest, and it must be able to sigh like one who, in tearful mood, sobs in his inmost heart."

Mark Jarman Quotes

"No moment is ever isolatedWith history elsewhere, drilling its stitches."

Tony Jones Quotes

"One of our group said that a lot of people in church spend a lot of time correcting each other these days, but in order to correct another person in love, you really have to know that person. Only then, she told us, can you practice the kind of community that the Didache teaches."

Giovanna Fletcher Quotes

"The fear of getting close to someone in case they leave me"

Laura Gallego Garcia Quotes

"Yaren:¿Los unicornios tiene sueños?. No me refiero a los sueños que nos visitan cuando estamos dormidos, sino al tipo de sueño, de deseo... Por el cual luchas toda tu vida. Ese sin el cual tu existencia parece que no tiene sentido. ¿Has tenido alguna vez ese tipo de sueño? Victoria: Creo que sí Yaren: ¿se hizo realidad? Victoria: No. Se hizo pedazos."

Mike Weir Quotes

"Anything over-handed, I do left-handed. Like throwing a ball or serving in tennis. Otherwise, right-handed, like writing and shaving."

Jerry Only Quotes

"The Ramones went through a couple different line-up changes, and Johnny and Joey held through the whole thing. So right now Im the only one hanging in there."

Steven Sherrill Quotes

"Standing at the window, reading the menu of Obediahs services, the Minotaur wishes he could believe in what she has to offer: a promise woven into deep lines of his palm, some turn of fate told by a card. But faith is a nebulous thing and charlatans a dime a dozen; its always been that way. The Minotaur both envies and pities the devout."

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Quotes About A Catholic Education

"In Catholic countries we saw (and sometimes still see) a large number of illiterates side by side with an intellectual élite of high standards. The Protestant goal of education is usually one of good averages- the optimum for a democracy. In democracies there will always be resentment and contempt for the "highbrow" and the illiterate, the intellectual and the "peasant." - Author: Erik von Kuehnelt Leddihn

Quotes About Teaching Music

"Ive learned much from the land of many gods and many ways to worship. From Buddhism the power to begin to manage my mind, from Jainism the desire to make peace in all aspects of life, while Islam has taught me to desire goodness and to let go of that which cannot be controlled. I thank Judaism for teaching me the power of transcendence in rituals and the Sufis for affirming my ability to find answers within and reconnecting me with the power of music. Heres to the Parsis for teaching me that nature must be touched lightly, and the Sikhs for the importance of spiritual strength....And most of all, I thank Hinduism for showing me that there are millions of paths to the divine." - Author: Sarah Macdonald

Quotes About Femme

"Il existe des femmes dont le mystère sévente dun seul coup lorsquelles se mettent à rire. Comme si quelquun allumait des néons de salle de bains au milieu dune forêt de conte de fées. Toi, tu fais pousser des forêts de conte de fées dans un bouquet de néon." - Author: Mathias Malzieu

Quotes About Female Stereotypes

"Since middle-class Western women can best be weakened psychologically now that we are stronger materially, the beauty myth, as it has resurfaced in the last generation, has had to draw on more technological sophistication and reactionary fervor than ever before. The modern arsenal of the myth is a dissemination of millions of images of the current ideal; although this barrage is generally seen as a collective sexual fantasy, there is in fact little that is sexual about it. It is summoned out of political fear on the part of male-dominated institutions threatened by womens freedom, and it exploits female guilt and apprehension about our own liberation -- latent fears that we might be going too far." - Author: Naomi Wolf

Quotes About Foxes And Wolves

"What sense does it make that one god would create all? Why would he create … rabbits. Soft and cuddly, yes? And then create foxes that hunt them down and tear them to shreds? Why do that? That god is no god to the rabbits. He is a demon that favors their enemies. But nor does that god honor the fox, for he creates other animals bigger than it. Creates wolves. Creates you Acacians. Even you, Rialus, could kill a fox if you were lucky and had the right weapon." "And if the creature was lame or old," Jàfith added." - Author: David Anthony Durham

Quotes About No Malice

"We shall not attempt to give the reader an idea of that tetrahedron nose-that horse-shoe mouth-that small left eye over-shadowed by a red bushy brow, while the right eye disappeared entirely under an enormous wart-of those straggling teeth with breaches here and there like the battlements of a fortress-of that horny lip, over which one of those teeth projected like the tusk of an elephant-of that forked chin-and, above all, of the expression diffused over the whole-that mixture of malice, astonishment, and melancholy. Let the reader, if he can, figure to himself this combination." - Author: Victor Hugo

Quotes About Achievement In Work

"Even the best institutions at the university are apt to deteriorate and to become distorted. Thus the very translation of thought into teachable form tends to impoverish its intellectual vitality. Once intellectual achievement is admitted into the body of accepted learning those achievements tend to assume an air of finality. Thus, it is merely a matter of convention at what point one subject ends and the other begins. It is possible, moreover, that an excellent scholar may not be able to find a place for himself within the established departmental divisions. A mediocre scholar may be preferred to him simply because his work fits into the traditional scheme. Any institution tends to consider itself an end in itself." - Author: Karl Jaspers

Quotes About Shuffleboard

"So once the zookeeper realized it was the monkeys who stole the bananas, he knew there was only one way hed be able to get them back.""How?" I whispered. My throat was so sore."Dont talk. He had to beat them in shuffleboard, of course.""What?""I said dont talk. Monkeys love shuffleboard."He used a page from a homework assignment hed failed and a stack of quarters to make a shuffleboard court. I watched the monkeys and the zookeepers have their showdown while I sipped the last of my applejuice."Need more?" Graham asked me without looking up, when my straw skidded against the dry bottom of the box."Uh uh.""Youre supposed to drink juice.""I just drank some.""More, though."I shook my head."Drink more juice or the monkeys are going to kill you. The only thing they love more than shuffleboard is beating up dehydrated sick boys." - Author: Hannah Moskowitz

Quotes About Beijar

"Quando a madrugada entrou eu estendi o meu peito nu sobre o teu peitoEstavas trêmula e teu rosto pálido e tuas mãos friasE a angústia do regresso morava já nos teus olhos.Tive piedade do teu destino que era morrer no meu destinoQuis afastar por um segundo de ti o fardo da carneQuis beijar-te num vago carinho agradecido.Mas quando meus lábios tocaram teus lábiosEu compreendi que a morte já estava no teu corpoE que era preciso fugir para não perder o único instanteEm que foste realmente a ausência de sofrimentoEm que realmente foste a serenidade." - Author: Vinicius de Moraes

Quotes About Showing Your True Colours

"When you travel by road in the west you travel with a cohort of dust which streams up from your tyres and rolls away in a disintegrating funnel, defining the currents of air your vehicle sets in motion … And the heat is unthinkable, no matter how widely the windows are open, and the sweat streams off your body and into your socks, and if there are a number of people in the car their body stenches mingle disagreeably" - Author: Kenneth Cook