[Uncertainty, In The Presence Of Vivid Hopes And Fears, Is Painful, But Must Be Endured If We Wish To Live Without The Support Of Comforting Fairy Tales.]

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Giorgio Vasari Quotes

"Men of genius sometimes accomplish most when they work the least, for they are thinking out inventions and forming in their minds the perfect idea that they subsequently express with their hands."

Prophet AJ Lovett Quotes

"Passion is the gate to your purpose."

Damien Fahey Quotes

"Id love to interview Bill Clinton. I know that might be a little boring, but hes so interesting and such an amazing guy. All hes done after his presidency... he hasnt just sat around, hes been so active in so many charitable causes."

Bryan Magee Quotes

"The basic drive behind real philosophy is curiosity about the world, not interest in the writings of philosophers."

Terry Josephson Quotes

"Never let inexperience get in the way of ambition."

Masaharu Taniguchi Quotes

"Times of sadness are the very moment to laugh and laugh greatly."

Hlovate Quotes

"Everybody know death is inevitably coming, but it never fails to catch everybody by surprise everytime one is going"

Seb Hunter Quotes

"In the late 80s though, during the new Glam Rock, leather trousers came back with a vengeance. In a way they replaced Spandex, which had slipped slowly out of fashion due to bands like Saxon never being out of the stuff. These new leather trousers began to develop accessories such as tassels, sequins, and laces up the sides. This all looked quite nice for a while, but in the end they were just another easy target for Kurt Cobain and his subversive cardigans."

Yury Olesha Quotes

"Human life is insignificant. Whats ominous is the movement of the spheres. When I settled here, a sun speck sat on the doorjamb at two in the afternoon. Thirty-six days passed. The speck jumped to the next room. The earth had completed another leg of its journey. The little sun speck, a childs plaything, reminds us of eternity."

Rainer Maria Rilke Quotes

"Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky."

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Quotes About Legendary Heroes

"Zorro also is part of the bandido tradition, most closely associated with the possibly mythical Joaquin Murrieta and the historical Tiburcio Vasquez. As well as these local California legendary figures, Zorro is an American version of Robin Hood and similar heroes whose stories blend fiction and history, thus moving Zorro into the timeless realm of legend. The original story takes place in the Romantic era, but, more important, Zorro as Diego adds an element of poetry and sensuality, and as Zorro the element of sexuality, to the traditional Western hero. Not all Western heroes are, as D. H. Lawrence said of Coopers Deerslayer, "hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer," but in the Western genre the hero and villain more often than not share these characteristics. What distinguishes Zorro is a gallantry, a code of ethics, a romantic sensibility, and most significant, a command of language and a keen intelligence and wit." - Author: Robert E. Morsberger

Quotes About Packard

"I think my dad did legal work for someone who had a Packard Bell 8088, and they couldnt pay him, so they gave him a computer. I was initially not allowed to touch it, but that didnt last long. I started tinkering with it, and there were many times I screwed up the computer." - Author: Jeremy Stoppelman

Quotes About Perlman

"A curiosity: my name, Rem, will someday come to mean a line of text in a language spoken only by machines. Specifically, it will mean a line that the machines can safely ignore--one thats only there as a mnemonic, a placeholder, for the people who give the machines their orders. A REM line might say something like "this bit is a self-contained sub loop" or "Steve Perlman in Marketing is a shit." The program as a whole rolls on past and around the REM lines, ignores them completely as it takes its shape, moves through its pre-ordained sequences, unfolds its wonders. My mother named me well." - Author: Louise Carey

Quotes About Gifts From The Heart

"Subhuti, someone might fill innumerable worlds with the seven treasures and give all away in gifts of alms, but if any good man or any good woman awakens the thought of Enlightenment and takes even only four lines from this Discourse, reciting, using, receiving, retaining and spreading them abroad and explaining them for the benefit of others, it will be far more meritorious. Now in what manner may he explain them to others? By detachment from appearances-abiding in Real Truth. -So I tell you-Thus shall you think of all this fleeting world:A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream;A flash of lightening in a summer cloud,A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream.When Buddha finished this Discourse the venerable Subhuti, together with the bhikshus, bhikshunis, lay-brothers and sisters, and the whole realms of Gods, Men and Titans, were filled with joy by His teaching, and, taking it sincerely to heart they went their ways." - Author: Gautama Buddha

Quotes About Going Overboard

"His steward his here,too.""Oh,look, the Kings gone out to greet him.""With a gun," said Bramble.Everyone leaned forward."Pistols!" cried Clover. She fled the room."Clover-duels arent-oh,hang," said Bramble. "Shes going to do something rash. Well, at least we can see it from here."Two seconds later, Clover streaked out the entrance hall doors, down the marble stairs, her skirts flying behind her.The gentlemen had a split moment to look up before Clover threw herself onto the King in a scatter of gravel, sobbing as she hung about his neck.The window muffled their voices. Everyone leaned even farther forward.Clover fell to her knees and kissed the hem of the Kings coat."Oh,now,lets not go overboard," Bramble muttered.Fairweller removed his coat and set it over Clovers shoulders; the King threw it off and put his own coat over her shoulders." - Author: Heather Dixon

Quotes About Untestable

"Religion, by its very nature as an untestable belief in undetectable beings and an unknowable afterlife, disables our reality checks. It ends the conversation. It cuts off inquiry: not only factual inquiry, but moral inquiry. Because Gods law trumps human law, people who think theyre obeying God can easily get cut off from their own moral instincts. And these moral contortions dont always lie in the realm of theological game-playing. They can have real-world consequences: from genocide to infanticide, from honor killings to abandoned gay children, from burned witches to battered wives to blown-up buildings." - Author: Greta Christina

Quotes About Ladies Underwear

"Ladies, dare to be a rainbow beneath your clothes. Do not wait for a special day to wear fancy underwears. Do not wait until you are old to wear orange. Everyday is special." - Author: Gloria D. Gonsalves

Quotes About Being Ignored By Your Husband

"If I could get down on my knees and ask for your forgiveness I would," he said "but Im afraid that along with misplaced manners, yesterdays accident has also taken away my ability to grovel properly."-Landon" - Author: Shawn Kirsten Maravel

Quotes About Gambles

"I remember I once told him: Womens minds are so petty, so crooked! Like the feet of Chinese women, he replied. Has not the pressure of society cramped them into pettiness and crookedness? They are but pawns of the fate which gambles with them. What responsibility have they of their own?" - Author: Rabindranath Tagore

Quotes About Friend Moving

"Good friends, beware! the only life we knowFlies from us like an arrow from the bow,The caravan of life is moving by,Quick! to your places in the passing show." - Author: Richard Le Gallienne