Top Minor Subjects Quotes

Browse top 17 famous quotes and sayings about Minor Subjects by most favorite authors.

Favorite Minor Subjects Quotes

1. "According to Proust, one proof that we are reading a major new writer is that his writing immediately strikes us as ugly. Only minor writers write beautifully, since they simply reflect back to us our preconceived notion of what beauty is; we have no problem understanding what they are up to, since we have seen it many times before. When a writer is truly original, his failure to be conventionally beautiful makes us see him, initially, as shapeless, awkward, or perverse. Only once we have learned how to read him do we realize that this ugliness is really a new, totally unexpected kind of beauty and that what seemed wrong in his writing is exactly what makes him great."
Author: Adam Kirsch
2. "Most of all, kink comes up in my writing because that is, very simply, just the way the cat o' nine tails flails. Any writer knows that there isn't always an explanation for the behaviors of his or her characters and the subjects of his or her storylines. For whatever reason, kink just kind of comes out of me."
Author: Alistair Cross
3. "A curious consequence is that I have become a minor celebrity."
Author: Edward Tufte
4. "I try to write lyrics so that they won't age, which sort of leaves you with the big subjects like death and love and sex and violence."
Author: Florence Welch
5. "The Bishop and Knight, in contradistinction to the Queen and Rook, are called Minor Pieces."
Author: Howard Staunton
6. "How much more reasonable is it to say with the sage Plato, that the perfect happiness of a state consists in the subjects obeying their prince, the prince obeying the laws, and the laws being equitable and always directed to the good of the public?"
Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau
7. "Books on horse racing subjects have never done well, and I am told that publishers had come to think of them as the literary version of box office poison."
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
8. "If the king doesn't move, then his subjects won't follow."
Author: Lelouch Vi Britannia
9. "To extract major truths from minor details is an artist's job."
Author: Marty Rubin
10. "To say I had some pent-up anger would be like saying Britney Spears had minor impulse-control issues."
Author: Molly Harper
11. "The longer the trial to which God subjects you, the greater the goodness in comforting you during the time of the trial and in the exaltation after the combat."
Author: Padre Pio
12. "I also saw that theologically speaking the whole idea of a smacking is not congruent with the teaching revealed in the gospel of Jesus Christ. God sent His Son into the world to save the world so they would not have to suffer for their own sins, but parents today punish their children and make them undergo the horrors of punishment for even the most minor of infractions. The idea of mercy is seemingly not applied at all. When parents' sin, they ask God to forgive them, repent and know they are forgiven. When children sin, they are judged, tried, condemned and punished."
Author: Samuel Martin
13. "[n regard to Jesus believing himself inspired]This belief carried no more personal imputation than the belief of Socrates that he was under the care and admonition of a guardian demon. And how many of our wisest men still believe in the reality of these inspirations while perfectly sane on all other subjects (Works, Vol. iv, p. 327)."
Author: Thomas Jefferson
14. "If a king should fall under such contempt or envy that he could not keep his subjects in their duty but by oppression and ill usage, and by rendering them poor and miserable, it were certainly better for him to quit his kingdom than to retain it by such methods as make him, while he keeps the name of authority, lose the majesty due to it."
Author: Thomas More
15. "Because life is a symphony it must have its C Minor. Days there be when we hear only a discord of sharps and flats, and we wonder whether harmony will ever be restored. On other days we hear only an ominous, deep strain which seems to say that hope is fled. But why this chill despair? Symphonies are a blending of many tones, high and low, over and under, major and minor. One day cannot make a life a whole any more than shadows can make a picture or minor notes a symphony. We need to hear life's song, not as the discord of a single day, but as the completed harmony of all the years. Then will today's sorrow and tomorrow's disappointment ring forth in major key as glorious melody."
Author: W. Waldemar W. Argow
16. "There is a small area of land in Asia Minor that is called Armenia, but it is not so. It is not Armenia. It is a place. There are only Armenians, and they inhabit the earth, not Armenia, since there is no Armenia. There is no America and there is no England, and no France, and no Italy. There is only the earth."
Author: William Saroyan
17. "I'll give my jewels for a set of beads,My gorgeous palace for a hermitage,My gay apparel for an almsman's gown,My figured goblets for a dish of wood,My scepter for a palmer's walking staffMy subjects for a pair of carved saintsand my large kingdom for a little grave."
Author: William Shakespeare

Minor Subjects Quotes Pictures

Quotes About Minor Subjects
Quotes About Minor Subjects
Quotes About Minor Subjects

Today's Quote

If you take a really good book, then the potential is for a really good film. But you've got to get it right."
Author: Christopher Hampton

Famous Authors

Popular Topics