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"Death, everyone fears it in one way or another but when I stood in front of it myself, face to face, I felt no fear."

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"The adjacent shores resounded with the alternate shouts of the sons of liberty and the groans of their parting spirits."

Robert Grudin Quotes

"...temporal experience is neither completely recurrent (in which case it would be wholly knowable) nor completely variable (in which case it would be wholly inscrutable). In effect, it is more like a piece of complex music, a Bach fugue heard for the first time. In one sense, we are excited and surprised by the novel disposition of tones and rhythms and by the uncanny variety of the treatment. In another sense, we realize that recurring ideas and cycles are what give the work its native character, and that the variations, however stunning, have significance only in terms of their relationship to these underlying themes. Conversely, the recurrent themes are realizable in their fullest sense only through the variations upon them. The careful student of time is thus as sure that certain things will recur as he is sure that they will recur in dazzling new forms."

Marie Trintignant Quotes

"The theatre fulfills, whereas the cinema is empty."

Nema Al Araby Quotes

"Lets talk about nothing. Look me in the eyes. Ill swim into yours. And well just smile. Enough for the whole world to crash behind us."

James Harris Simons Quotes

"The best way to conduct research on a larger scale is to make sure everyone knows what everyone else is doing... The sooner the better - start talking to other people about what youre doing. Because thats what will stimulate things the fastest."

Robert Klein Quotes

"And the only studies were - Rodney Dangerfield was my mentor and he was my Yale drama school for comedy."

Perry Chen Quotes

"Kickstarter has been such a heads-down thing."

Alma Guillermoprieto Quotes

"Im an efficient, good, professional reporter. But I also write. And so what I try to do is write about places that I know that I care about intensely and write about them in a way that conveys the fact that I care."

Anomymous Quotes

"War is when your government tells you who the enemy is. A revolution is when you figure it out yourself."

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"You will wear the féth fiada until this is done, Amadan." "Bloody hell," Adam muttered savagely. "I hate being invisible.""And Keltar," Aoibheal said in a voice like sudden thunder, with a glance up at the balustrade. "Henceforth I would advise against tampering with my curses. Perform the Lughnassadh ritual now or face my wrath.""Aye, Queen Aoibheal," Dageus and Drustan replied together, stepping our from behind stone columns bracketing the stairs.Adam smiled faintly. He should have known no Highlander would flee, only retreat to a higher vantage – take to the hills, in a manner of speaking – waiting in silent readiness should battle be necessary." - Author: Karen Marie Moning

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"Confidence is not about being self-centered. Its about being emotionally centered, so you can better see other people." - Author: Karen C. Eddington

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"More than a hygenic method of disposing of the dead, cremation enabled lovers and comrades to be mingled together for eternity:The ashes of Domitian were mingled with those of Julia; of Achilles with those of Patroclus; All Urnes contained not single ashes; Without confused burnings they affectionately compounded their bones; passionately endeavouring to continue their living Unions. And when distance of death denied such conjunctions, unsatisfied affections concieved some satisfaction to be neighbours in the grave, to lye Urne by Urne, and touch but in their names." - Author: Catharine Arnold

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"Busyness chokes deep thinking." - Author: Todd Stocker

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"Jobss intensity was also evident in his ability to focus. He would set priorities, aim his laser attention on them, and filter out distractions. If something engaged him- the user interface for the original Macintosh, the design of the iPod and iPhone, getting music companies into the iTunes Store-he was relentless. But if he did not want to deal with something - a legal annoyance, a business issue, his cancer diagnosis, a family tug- he would resolutely ignore it. That focus allowed him to say no. He got Apple back on track by cutting all except a few core products. He made devices simpler by eliminating buttons, software simpler by eliminating features, and interfaces simpler by eliminating options. He attributed his ability to focus and his love of simplicity to his Zen training. It honed his appreciation for intuition, showed him how to filter out anything that was distracting or unnecessary, and nurtured in him an aesthetic based on minimalism." - Author: Walter Isaacson