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Tunk Quotes

"I am a religious man! The only thing is, that in my religion, I am the God!"

Charles Edward Merriam Quotes

"If nothing is to be done in the given situation, he must invent plausible reasons for doing nothing; and if something must be done, he must suggest the something. The unpardonable sin is to propose nothing, when action is imperative."

Russ Shafer Landau Quotes

"One salutary development in recent ethical theorizing is the widespread recognition that no short argument will serve to eliminate any of the major metaethical positions. Such theories have to weave together views in semantics, epistemology, moral psychology and metaphysics. The comprehensive, holistic character of much recent theorizing suggests the futility of fastening on just a single sort of argument to refute a developed version of realism or antirealism. No one any longer thinks that ethical naturalism can be undermined in a single stroke by the open question argument, or that appeal to the descriptive semantics of moral discourse is sufficient to refute noncognitivism."

Harry H Harrison Jr Quotes

"Accept the fact that girls squeal when theyre happy or confused or excited or scared or because they just saw a certain boy in line."

Glenn Danzig Quotes

"Its okay for Christians throughout centuries to exterminate races and for their priests to rape little kids throughout decades, but trying to give the people the power to think and be individual, thats evil?"

Johann Most Quotes

"The anarchists, on behalf of the proletariat, therefore consider it necessary to show the proletariat that it will have to win a gigantic battle before it realizes its goals."

Vera Brittain Quotes

"Edward was always a good listener, since his own form of self-expression then consisted in making uneartly and to me quite meaningless sounds on his small violin. I remember him, at the age of seven, as a rather solemn, brown-eyed little boy, with beautiful arched eyebrows which lately, to my infinite satisfaction, have begun to reproduce themselves, a pair of delicate question-marks, above the dark eyes of my five-year-old son. Even in childhood we seldom quarrelled, and by the time that we both went away to boarding-school he had already become the dearest companion of thos brief years of unshadowed adolescence permitted to our condemned generation."

Tucker Max Quotes

"If you make comedy, if you try and make comedy where no one gets upset or offended, youre going to fail."

CGranillo Quotes

"Theres a gate, in every attempt to reach its highest peak, intelligence is the main objective, IQ is its force.....unattainable for many, the beauty is still to be revealed, or is it"C"

Ed Wood Quotes

"Really? Worst film you ever saw. Well, my next one will be better. Hello. Hello."

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Quotes About Great Superheroes

"We love WWII because the cause was so obviously just, because you cant be a good person and say you wouldnt fight against an evil like that. It was so black and white on our side, and on our side so few died. (Our side meaning the lantern-jawed John Wayne Greatest Generation constantly canonized soldiers who strode in late to the graveyard that was Europe. Compared to Jewish, Russian, Roma, and other casualties, our losses were minimal.) We felt so strong. In some ways I think were always trying to recapture that feeling of being a country of superheroes. With every war we invoke that one, we hope it will be that good. -from her blog" - Author: Catherynne M. Valente

Quotes About Judge Taylor

"Youre here.""I am."Jason boldly took in the way she looked."I take it you dont often wear that dress in court.""Probably not a good idea."He grinned. "Yes, I can imagine it would be somewhat awkward standing before a judge who has a huge hard-on.""Is that the effect this dress has?"Taylors eyes traveled downward, to the zipper of Jasons pants, and he was momentarily caught off guard by her bluntness.Her eyes sparkled, amused."Youre blushing, Jason. Thats cute." - Author: Julie James

Quotes About Reality And Truth

"This is reality, whether you like it or not--all those frivolities of summer, the light and shadow, the living mask of green that trembled over everything, they were lies, and this is what was underneath. This is the truth." - Author: Willa Cather

Quotes About Afraid Of Failure

"Think of it this way: There are two kinds of failure. The first comes from never trying out your ideas because you are afraid, or because you are waiting for the perfect time. This kind of failure you can never learn from, and such timidity will destroy you. The second kind comes from a bold and venturesome spirit. If you fail in this way, the hit that you take to your reputation is greatly outweighed by what you learn. Repeated failure will toughen your spirit and show you with absolute clarity how things must be done." - Author: Robert Greene

Quotes About Coming From Nothing To Something

"Hello! It could only have been Andre, but she replaced the receiver instantly, reaching for the tiny, crumpled scrap of paper and tucking it under her pillow as she dozed off again, struck by another dream at the edge of sleep, and clutching her head and her heart because she didnt know where all the blood was coming from. Nonetheless she kept repeating: Its nothing, its nothing, nothing else can happen to me now. Something might happen to me, but nothing has to happen." - Author: Ingeborg Bachmann

Quotes About Knights And Princesses

"It was all for the best. I am an elf, and he is a human. Thomas is a Knight, and I am a Princess. His Knighthood meant nothing in this world. Though it did make me wonder what it meant in his. In his world, did Knights and Princesses fall in love? I doubted it." - Author: Rae Z. Ryans

Quotes About Peggio

"She began to study with a teacher of teachers, whom they brought for that purpose from the city of Mompox, and who died unexpectedly two weeks later, and she continued for several years with the best musician at the seminary, whose gravediggers breath distorted her arpeggios." - Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

Quotes About Overcoming Anorexia

"By using novels, I show ordinary kids confronting and overcoming great odds." - Author: Lurlene McDaniel

Quotes About Unhappy

"What you must understand about me is that Im a deeply unhappy person." - Author: John Green

Quotes About Passion For Learning

"[H]e initially conceived of Olivier as a man of the greatest promise destroyed by a fatal flaw, the unreasoning passion for a woman dissolving into violence, desperately weakening everything he tried to do. For how could learning and poetry be defended when it produced such dreadful results and was advanced by such imperfect creatures? At least Julien did not see the desperate fate of the ruined lover as a nineteenth-century novelist or a poet might have done, recasting the tale to create some appealing romantic hero, dashed to pieces against the unyielding society that produced him. Rather, his initial opinion -- held almost to the last -- was of Olivier as a failure, ruined by a terible weakness." - Author: Iain Pears