[Unless There Is A Strong Sense Of Place There Is No Travel Writing, But It Need Not Come From Topographical Description; Dialogue Can Also Convey A Sense Of Place. Even So, I Insist, The Traveler Invents The Place. Feeling Compelled To Comment On My Travel Books, People Say To Me, "I Went There"---China, India, The Pacific, Albania-- "and It Wasn't Like That." I Say, "Because I Am Not You.]

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Dale Ahlquist Quotes

"He seems so frivolous and so careless, but he gives money to beggars, not frivolously or carelessly, but because he believes in giving money to beggars, and giving it to them "where they stand".He says he knows perfectly well all the arguments against giving money to beggars. But he finds those to be precisely the arguments for giving money to them. If beggars are lazy or deceptive or wanting a drink, he knows only too well his own lack of motivation, his own dishonesty, his own thirst.He doesnt believe in "scientific charity" because that is too easy, as easy as writing a check. He believes in "promiscuous charity" because that is really difficult. "It means the most dark and terrible of all human actions—talking to a man. In fact, I know of nothing more difficult than really talking to the poor men we meet." (pp. 13-14)"

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"Narrow the focus, take the ascent one step at a time, and its amazing what odds a man can beat."

Cedric Price Quotes

"...architects (should) involve themselves continuously in anticipatory design as recommended by Buckminster Fuller"

Armando Valladares Quotes

"Man is Natures most wonderful creature. Torturing him, crushing him, murdering him for his beliefs and ideas is more than a violation of human rights-it is a crime against all humanity."

Alice Jamieson Quotes

"When the black thing was at its worst, when the illicit cocktails and the ten-mile runs stopped working, I would feel numb as if dead to the world. I moved unconsciously, with heavy limbs, like a zombie from a horror film. I felt a pain so fierce and persistent deep inside me, I was tempted to take the chopping knife in the kitchen and cut the black thing out I would lie on my bed staring at the ceiling thinking about that knife and using all my limited powers of self-control to stop myself from going downstairs to get it."

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"Anyone with a gun can go out and commit an act of terrorism, even without a political affiliation."

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"I grew up in Westlake Villiage, a suburb of L.A. There was a guy there who was a fighter and was like, Ill teach you to box. I started a little bit of boxing, then it crossed over into jiu-jitsu. I was into it for a little while, but then I started doing basketball, baseball, team sports." - Author: Jonathan Lipnicki

Quotes About Your Daughter Getting Married

"Here is the thing. You have to be cold to be queen. Anne Boleyn loved with her heart, and ended up getting her head chopped off. But her daughter Elizabeth, bowed to never marry a man. She married a country. Keep your eye on the prize. You cant make people love you but you can make them fear you." - Author: Blair Waldorf

Quotes About Date Of Birth

"It was because in 1776 our fathers retired the gods from politics. The basic principle of the American Republic is the freedom of man in society.The Declaration of Independence was the product of Intellectual Emancipation, and that is why, from thenceforth, our date of existence should be recorded, not from the mythical birth of Jesus Christ, but from the day of our Independence! This should be the year one hundred and seventy-eight in our calendar!Despite discouraging signs here and there, the seeds of freedom planted by the American Revolution will take root, and throughout the world, if man will learn to zealously guard his freedom, Peace and Progress will come to all the world." - Author: Joseph Lewis

Quotes About What It Takes To Be A Man

"I feel the curve of his smile against my skin. But as he lifts his head and looks into my eyes, his grin fades. "Haven . . . I dont know if Im going to be a good father. What if I dont do it right?"I am touched by Hardys concern, his constant desire to be the man he thinks I deserve. Even when we disagree, I have no doubt that I am cherished. And respected. And I know that neither of us takes the other one for granted.I have come to realize you can never be truly happy unless youve known some sorrow. All the terrible things Hardy and I have gone through in our lives have created the spaces inside where happiness can live. Not to mention love. So much love that there doesnt seem to be room for bitterness in either of us."I think the fact that youre worrying about it at all," I say, "means youll probably be great at it." - Author: Lisa Kleypas

Quotes About Exasperation

"What do you want, MacGuffin, a duel?""No." Julian held out both hands, one palm flat, the other held over it in a fist. "Rock, paper, scissors. Two out of three."Ty rolled his eyes and held out his fist, apparently willing to play. Julian hit his palm three times, and Ty kept time with his fist in the air. But when Julian threw a paper, Ty reached into his jacket with his other hand and pulled his gun, aiming it at Julian."Ty!" Zane said in exasperation from the front seat."Glock, paper, scissors. I win.""You are an ass," Julian muttered." - Author: Abigail Roux

Quotes About Something Broken

"The point is that something I thought was perfect has been broken, and Im having to find the beauty in what is there instead of what I thought was there. Like this shell. I can either spend all my time wishing it were perfect, trying to imagine it the way it was or might have been, or I can see how beautiful it is just like this." - Author: James Howe

Quotes About Timelines

"Psychopaths are shadowmancers, the agent tells me, a large-scale map of the US dotted with timelines, hotspots and murderous crimson trajectories plastered across the wall behind his desk. They survive by moving around. They dont have the same need for close relationships that normal people do. So they live in an orbit of perpetual drift, in which the chances of running into their victims again is minimised." - Author: Kevin Dutton

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"There is a quiet revolution going on in the study of the Bible. At its center is a growing awareness that the Bible is a work of literature and that the methods of literary scholarship are a necessary part of any complete study of the Bible." - Author: Leland Ryken

Quotes About My Bad Attitude

"Id had a really bad day and you hurt me."His hand at my jaw tensed and he kept whispering when he said, "Ill probably do it again, Red,because Im a man and any man can be a dick. But I wont do it like that, not again. I know you got softunder that attitude and Ill have a mind to that." - Author: Kristen Ashley

Quotes About Struggles In Marriage

"As his hero and heroine pass the matrimonial barrier, the novelist generally drops the curtain, as if the drama were over then: the doubts and struggles of life ended: as if, once landed in the marriage country, all were green and pleasant there: and wife and husband had nothing to do but to link each others arms together, and wander gently downwards towards old age in happy and perfect fruition. But our little Amelia was just on the bank of her new country, and was already looking anxiously back towards the sad friendly figures waving farewell to her across the stream, from the other distant shore." - Author: William Makepeace Thackeray