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Gianni Rodari Quotes

"«Quanto pesa una lacrima?»«Secondo: la lacrima di un bambino capriccioso pesa meno del vento, quella di un bambino affamato pesa più di tutta la terra.»"

Matthew B Crawford Quotes

"Asioilla ei ole ainoastaan taipumus mennä päin helvettiä, vaan myös ihmisen omat toimet edistävät tuota tapahtumakulkua vääjäämättä."

Jane Wilson Howarth Quotes

"Travel is a joy, full of surprises. Perhaps some of the most enjoyable times are those where one comes close to disaster: the risks add spice, and make for great stories when you are safely back home again."

Nihad Sirees Quotes

"Naming can satisfy a need, it can shorten a conversation that otherwise might go on for hours."

Mason Cooley Quotes

"Promiscuity is like never reading past the first page. Monogamy is like reading the same book over and over."

Lord Dunsany Quotes

"All we who write put me in mind of sailors hastily making rafts upon doomed ships. When we break up under the heavy years and go down into eternity with all that is ours our thoughts like small lost rafts float on awhile upon Oblivions sea. They will not carry much over those tides, our names and a phrase or two and little else."

Trey Anastasio Quotes

"Im not trying to pull the rug out from under anybody, but the music really does tell you where to go."

Lisa Fantino Shrouded In Pompei Quotes

"To fight our fear each day is to live with the perpetual flame to conquer it."

JA Konrath Quotes

"Sir, this lane is for ten items or less. Im counting thirteen items in your cart, including that hemorrhoid cream. And while hemorrhoids might give you a reason to be nasty, they dont give you a reason to be in this lane."

Thomas Lewis Quotes

"Our societys love affair with mechanical devices that respond at a button-touch ill prepares us to deal with the unruly organic mind that dwells within. Anything that does not comply must be broken or poorly designed, people now suppose, including their hearts."

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Quotes About Darkly

"His face almost looked the way it did when he was a teenager, when there was the subtle expression of both confidence and mischief in his darkly handsome eyes. When I think of him now, though, I dont picture his face the way it is. What I see is from a memory, from a moment when he must have been eleven or twelve years old and we were both in our backyard and it was summertime and I was drawing in a coloring book and he was there in the green grass and he didnt know I was watching him. He was crawling around on all fours; he was practicing being a lion or a tiger or more probably a leopard and he was growling to himself, stalking the shadow of a bird, and he didnt see me staring at him and I think my mother was there, looking at us from an upstairs window, watching us both and gently smiling, and what I remember most is that all of us were happy then with who we were at that moment; at that moment, all of us were quietly happy." - Author: Joe Meno

Quotes About Expressing Feelings

"Its easier not to say anything. Shut your trap, button your lip, can it. All that crap you hear on TV about communication and expressing feelings is a lie. Nobody really wants to hear what you have to say." - Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

Quotes About Large Families

"What a large number of factors constitute a single human being! How very many layers we operate on, and how very many influences we receive from our minds, our bodies, our histories, our families, our cities, our souls and our lunches!" - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

Quotes About Conservativism

"I have been taunted on various platforms recently for becoming a neo-conservative, and have been the object of some fascinating web-site and blog stuff, from the isolationist Right as well as from the peaceniks, who both argue in a semi-literate way that neo-conservativism is Trotskyism and permanent revolution reborn.Sometimes, you have to comb an overt anti-Semitism out of this propaganda before you can even read it straight. And I can guarantee you that none of these characters has any idea at all of what the theory of permanent revolution originally meant." - Author: Christopher Hitchens

Quotes About Forsaking Love

"Who are you?" Her eyes snapped open, and her voice held a hysterical edge. "Do I even know who you are?"He stepped over Walkers battered corpse and grabbed her by the shoulders, leaned downso that his no-doubt foul breath washed over her face. "I am your husband, my lady."She turned her face away from him.He shook her. "The one you promised to obey always.""Simon—""The one you said youd cleave to, forsaking all others.""I—""The one you make love to at night.""I dont know if I can live with you anymore." The words were a whisper, but they rang in his head like a death knell." - Author: Elizabeth Hoyt

Quotes About Setbacks

"I have had a lot of setbacks that I have learned from." - Author: Susan Wojcicki

Quotes About Absolute Freedom

"... free speech isnt absolute. We have the freedoms we fight for and we lose those we dont defend." - Author: Salman Rushdie

Quotes About Moral

"To be civilized is to be potentially master of all possible ideas, and that means that one has got beyond being shocked, although one preserves ones own moral aesthetic preferences." - Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Quotes About Polemic

"Moreover, we have seen enough by now to know that technological changes in our modes of communication are even more ideology-laden than changes in our modes of transportation. Introduce the alphabet to a culture and you change its cognitive habits, its social relations, its notions of community, history and religion. Introduce the printing press with movable type, and you do the same. Introduce speed-of-light transmission of images and you make a cultural revolution. Without a vote. Without polemics. Without guerrilla resistance. Here is ideology, pure if not serene. Here is ideology without words, and all the more powerful for their absence. All that is required to make it stick is a population that devoutly believes in the inevitability of progress. And in this sense, all Americans are Marxists, for we believe nothing if not that history is moving us toward some preordained paradise and that technology is the force behind that movement." - Author: Neil Postman

Quotes About Embarrassing Mistakes

"Most white people in Midland City were insecurewhen they spoke, so they kept their sentences short and their wordssimple, in order to keep embarrassing mistakes to a minimum.Dwayne certainly did that. Patty certainly did that.This was because their English teachers would wince and cover theirears and give them flunking grades and so on whenever they failed tospeak like English aristocrats before the First World War. Also: theywere told that they were unworthy to speak or write their language ifthey couldnt love or understand incomprehensible novels and poemsand plays about people long ago and far away, such as Ivanhoe.The black people would not put up with this. They went on talkingEnglish every which way. They refused to read books they couldntunderstand—on the grounds they couldnt understand them. Theywould ask such impudent questions as, "Whuffo I want to read no Taleof Two Cities? Whuffo?" - Author: Kurt Vonnegut