[To Teach How To Live Without Certainty, And Yet Without Being Paralyzed By Hesitation, Is Perhaps The Chief Thing That Philosophy, In Our Age, Can Still Do For Those Who Study It.]

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John Mandeville Quotes

"...[I]t behooves a man who wants to see wonders sometimes to go out of his way."

Kelly Liang Quotes

"If you want to be yourself, sometimes you cant compare the economic benefit with art."

James Oppenheim Quotes

"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet."

Jacques Lacan Quotes

"Which is why we cannot say of the purloined letter that, like other objects, it must be or not be in a particular place but that unlike them it will be and not be where it is, wherever it goes."

Allison Brennan Quotes

"So why isnt the world overrun with evil spirits?"Moira stared at her, a half-smile on her face. "Who says it isnt?"

J Mark Bertrand Quotes

"The cold logic of mid-twentieth-century atheism has now given way to an era of renewed spirituality, but it is an awakening more thrapeutic than pious, more attuned to self-expression than self-denial. It is now fashionable to talk about God, though it is still deeply unfashionable to believe in him."

Tony Leuzzi Quotes

"Robert Frost didnt like to explain his poems—and for good reason: to explain a poem is to suck the air from its lungs. This does not mean, however, that poets shouldnt talk about their poetry, or that one shouldnt ask questions about it. Rather, it suggests that any discussion of poetry should celebrate its ultimate ineffability and in so doing lead one to further inquiry. I think of that wonderful scene from Elie Wiesels memoir, Night, where Mosche the Beadle of the local synagogue, in dialogue with the young, precocious author, explains: "Every question possesses a power that does not lie in the answer."

Helene Wecker Quotes

"After that, the Jinni was rarely without tobacco and rolling papers. He appreciated the taste of the tobacco, and the warmth of the smoke in his body. But to the puzzlement of all who stopped him on the street to ask, he never carried matches."

Mary Doria Russell Quotes

"See thats where it falls apart for me!" Anne cried. "What sticks in my throat is that God gets the credit but never the blame. I just cant swallow that kind of theological candy. Either Gods in charge or hes not..."

Kary Mullis Quotes

"Scientists are doing an awful lot of damage to the world in the name of helping it. I dont mind attacking my own fraternity because I am ashamed of it."

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Quotes About Clockwork Orange

"My book was Kennedyan and accepted the notion of moral progress. What was really wanted was a Nixonian book with no shred of optimism in it. Let us have evil prancing on the page... up to the very last line... Such a book would be sensational, and so it is. But I do not think it is it fair picture of human life. I do not think so because, by definition, a human being is endowed with free will. He can use this to choose between good and evil. If he can only perform good or only perform evil, then he is a clockwork orange-meaning that he has the appearance of an organism lovely with colour and juice but is in fact only a clockwork toy to be wound up by God or the Devil... It is as inhuman to be totally good as it is to be totally evil. The important thing is moral choice... Life is sustained by the grinding opposition of moral entities." - Author: Anthony Burgess

Quotes About Reaching For The Sky

"We sat on the dusty floor like that for what felt like hours, our legs intertwined in the kneeling position. Like the demon and the angel reaching for one another on Jets arm, I felt half of everything. Half pure, half used. Locked in a dark, beautiful embrace. One I wouldnt wish on anyone yet one I wouldnt ever reverse if given the chance.Not when it had the power to save a life. - Skylla Warden" - Author: Rachael Wade

Quotes About Necessity

"is learned out of necessity is inevitably more powerful than the learning that comes easily." - Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Quotes About Nazi Propaganda

"I remember Nazi election propaganda posters showing a hateful Jewish face with crooked nose." - Author: Jack Steinberger

Quotes About Home Cooked Meals

"I dont cook - I can cook - but Im not very good. I like being asked over for dinner, because she cant cook either. We would starve if it werent for modern technology. I know how to work a microwave, but love home cooked meals." - Author: Mark Mothersbaugh

Quotes About Har

"Bernard undoubtedly was truly concerned with the well-being of the poor ... but the approach here is again largely from a monastic standpoint. It is not just a question of art or the care of the poor. It is also a question of debunking the traditional social justification of excessive art — that it was somehow similar to almsgiving ... In the same way that art for the honor of God is not the business of the monk since the monk has already offered the most precious gift one can to God, so there is no need for a rationale which sees these lesser gifts as a worthy form of honor for a monk to convey, a form of honor which as a spiritual undertaking is ultimately contradictory to the dictates of charity." - Author: Conrad Rudolph

Quotes About Daydreaming About Someone

"The kinds of roles dogs fill can be hard to come by in human relationships. We touch the dog or the pet at whim. There is a lack of self-consciousness and a fluidity to it that is absent from most human relationships. If someone acted that way to you, youd feel claustrophobic pretty quickly. Its a boundary violation." - Author: Caroline Knapp

Quotes About Chess And Life

"Chess teaches foresight, by having to plan ahead; vigilance, by having to keep watch over the whole chess board; caution, by having to restrain ourselves from making hasty moves; and finally, we learn from chess the greatest maxim in life - that even when everything seems to be going badly for us we should not lose heart, but always hoping for a change for the better, steadfastly continue searching for the solutions to our problems." - Author: Benjamin Franklin

Quotes About Being A Man Of Your Word

"This book will prove the following ten facts:1. A Goon is a being who melts into the foreground and sticks there.2. Pigs have wings, making them hard to catch.3. All power corrupts, but we need electricity.4. When an irresistible force meets an immovable object, the result is a family fight.5. Music does not always sooth the troubled beast.6. An Englishmans home is his castle.7. The female of the species is more deadly than the male.8. One black eye deserves another.9. Space is the final frontier, and so is the sewage farm.10. It pays to increase your word power." - Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Quotes About Genetically Modified Foods

"If the existence of Nuclear weapons has taught us anything it would simply be that just because we possess powerful technologies, it does not necessarily mean that we should use them. Unfortunately, we are currently on course to learn similarly grave lessons from other devastating technologies such Genetically Modified Foods, Chemtrails and HAARP." - Author: Gary Hopkins