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1. "To knot a sentence up properly, it has to be thought out carefully, and revised. New phrases have to be put in; sudden changes of subject must be introducted; verbs must be shifted to unsuspected localities; short words must be excised with ruthless hand; archaisms must be sprinkled like sugar-plums upon the concoction; the fatal human tendency to say things straightforwardly must be detected and defeated by adroit reversals; and, if a glimmer of meaning yet remain under close scrutiny, it must be removed by replacing all the principal verbs by paraphrases in some dead language."
Author: Aleister Crowley
2. "She had argued for a broad interpretation, which imposed a duty to answer questions truthfully, and not to hide facts which could give a different complexion to a matter, but on subsequent thought she had revised her position.Although she still believed that one should be frank in answers to questions, this duty arose only where there was an obligation, based on a reasonable expectation, to make a full disclosure. There was no duty to reveal everything in response to a casual question by one who had no right to the information."
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
3. "«Non prevedo nulla di buono per la vostra razza», disse cupo Zoltan Chivay. «A questo mondo ogni creatura intelligente che cada in povertà, in miseria e in disgrazia è abituata a unirsi ai propri simili, perché insieme è più facile resistere ai tempi difficili, perché ci si aiuta a vicenda. Invece tra voi umani ognuno bada solo a come guadagnare sulla miseria altrui. Quando c'è una carestia non si divide il cibo, ma si mangiano i più deboli. Un procedimento del genere si riscontra fra i lupi, permette di sopravvivere agli esemplari più sani e più forti. Ma tra le razze intelligenti di solito una simile selezione permette di sopravvivere e di dominare ai peggiori figli di puttana. Traete da soli conclusioni e previsioni.»"
Author: Andrzej Sapkowski
4. "I haven't finished revisiting Sleeping Beauty. As a faerie tale, that one is rife with inherent difficulties. After all, the world doesn't stop just because one person is asleep."
Author: Anna Sheehan
5. "That Man is the product of causes which had no prevision of the end they were achieving; that his origin, his growth, his hopes and fears, his loves and his beliefs, are but the outcome of accidental collocations of atoms; that no fire, no heroism, no intensity of thought and feeling, can preserve an individual life beyond the grave; that all the labours of the ages, all the devotion, all the inspiration, all the noonday brightness of human genius, are destined to extinction in the vast death of the solar system, and that the whole temple of Man's achievement must inevitably be buried beneath the débris of a universe in ruins—all these things, if not quite beyond dispute, are yet so nearly certain, that no philosophy which rejects them can hope to stand. Only within the scaffolding of these truths, only on the firm foundation of unyielding despair, can the soul's habitation henceforth be safely built."
Author: Bertrand Russell
6. "Just suppose that the dead do revisit the living. That something approximately to be described as Jim can return to see how George is making out. Would this be at all satisfactory? Would it even be worthwhile? At best, surely, it would be like the brief visit of an observer from another country who is permitted to peep in for a moment from the vast outdoors of his freedom and see, at a distance, through glass, this figure who sits solitary at the small table in the narrow room, eating his poached eggs humbly and dully, a prisoner for life."
Author: Christopher Isherwood
7. "The mind is a mine. So often we revisit its winding, unsound caverns when we ought to stay out."
Author: Claire Vaye Watkins
8. "I don't write a quick draft and then revise; instead, I work slowly page by page, revising and polishing."
Author: Dean Koontz
9. "I draft quickly and then revise, a lot."
Author: Erin Morgenstern
10. "Em 2005 pela primeira vez na vida pipocou herpes nos meus lábios em razão de estresse e agora em 2012 as mesmas decidiram me revisitar e ficaram pro chá."
Author: Filipe Russo
11. "In telling these stories of our Nation's past, however, let's not be so zealous in correcting liberal historians that we create our own historical revisionism. If the Founding Fathers were alive today, some of them would not want to go to the typical Evangelical church. Some were influenced by the pagan Enlightenment, as well as the Protestant Reformation. one historical figure (not a Founding Father) who's been misrepresented in our quest to find Christian heroes is Johnny Appleseed. He's routinely pictured as a nice man who went around scattering apple seeds everywhere and toting a Bible under his arm. The fact is, Johnny Appleseed was a missionary for Swedenbogrism, a spiritist cult. This cult taught many false doctrines and claimed that the writings of the Apostle Paul had no place in the Bible. When a child hears that Johnny Appleseed is a 'godly hero' and then discovers that he was in fact a cult member, what will he logically conclude about everything he's been taught?"
Author: Gregg Harris
12. "History isn't all fact--it's just the story the victors tell to keep themselves in power. And it's been a slow revision. The more time passes, the easier it becomes to reinvent the past."
Author: Heather Anastasiu
13. "I like the monologue even more than the duet, when it is good. It's like watching a man write a book expressly for you: he writes it, reads it aloud, acts it, revises it, savours it, enjoys it, enjoys your enjoyment of it, and then tears it up and throws it to the winds. It's a sublime performance, because while he's going through with it you are God for him-unless you happen to be an insensitive and impatient dolt. But in that case the kindof monologue I refer to never happens."
Author: Henry Miller
14. "La vida no es una foto, en que uno ordena las cosas para que se vean bien y luego fija la imagen para la posteridad; es un proceso sucio, desordenado, rápido, lleno de imprevistos. Lo único seguro es que todo cambia."
Author: Isabel Allende
15. "En cada ocasión debía acomodar su estado de ánimo a las exigencias del momento, pero al terminar la jornada, en el silencio de su habitación, pasaba revista a los acontecimientos y concluía que en medio del diario desafío lo más conveniente era no pensar demasiado para evitar que el miedo o la ira lo paralizaran."
Author: Isabel Allende
16. "I kad oni koji me tlace, truju i jedu, i koji za drugi život i ne znaju, nalaze u sebi snage, izdržljivosti i veštine za borbu, zašto da je ne nadem ja koji sam gledao i koji cu opet videti sjaj drugog, lepšeg života za koji nijedna žrtva nije prevelika i nijedna cena previsoka?"
Author: Ivo Andric
17. "Jonathan seemed to have in his head at least a few lines from almost every Top 40 song since the 1960s, and delighted in singing these revised song fragments with Annalee's name inserted in them, always loud enough for others to hear."
Author: James Hampton
18. "A really well-done first draft of a book bares your soul. The purpose of revision is so that everyone who reads the published version believes you were writing about theirs."
Author: James A. Owen
19. "I do not usually revise much, though I often cut, particularly the end or toward the end of a poem."
Author: James Schuyler
20. "Como lector y espectador que soy, he aprendido a desconfiar del mientras. Aunque lea un libro en vilo o esté encantado durante la visión de una película, ya no juzgo hasta el día siguiente a haberlos terminado. Las más de las veces, lo confieso -es difícil sustraerse a la educación o a la programación de la sociedad en que uno vive-, al día siguiente no dedico ni una evocación ni un pensamiento a aquello que disfruté en el mientras, y descubro que se me ha disipado hasta su atmósfera. De tarde en tarde, en cambio, me doy cuenta de que la música, la pintura, la novela o la película me llaman aún y me rondan, que mi cabeza no es capaz de zafarse de ese mundo en el que estuve inmerso con la involuntaria previsión de salir de él al instante, en cuanto cerrase el volumen o abandonara el museo o el cine."
Author: Javier Marías
21. "A veces las mejores cosas son las que no están previstas, las decisiones tomadas mientras vivimos el momento."
Author: Jessica Sorensen
22. "Think of the beginning of the story of the beginning of everything: Adam (without Eve and without divine guidance) names the animals. Continuing his work, we call stupid people bird-brained, cowardly people chickens, fools turkeys. Are these the best names we have to offer? If we can revise the notion of women coming from a rib, can't we revise our categorizations of the animals that, draped with barbecue sauce, end up as the ribs on our dinner plates — or for that matter, the KFC in our hands?"
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
23. "La realidad no suele coincidir con las previsiones; con lógica perversa, prever un detalle circunstancial es impedir que este suceda"
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
24. "Cut the ending. Revise the script. The man of her dreams is a girl."
Author: Julie Anne Peters
25. "The revision of the books of Judges, Samuel, and Kings, undertaken towards the end of the Babylonian exile, a revision much more thorough than is commonly assumed, condemns as heretical the whole age of the Kings."
Author: Julius Wellhausen
26. "Ah, ka-lyrra, I look at you and you make me want to live a man's life with you. To wake with you and sleep with you, argue with you and make love with you, to get a silly human job and take walks in the park and live so tiny beneath such a vast sky. But I will never stay with another human woman and water her die. Never. --FROM THE (GREATLY REVISED) BLACK EDITION OF THE O'CALLAGHAN Book of the Sin Siriche Du"
Author: Karen Marie Moning
27. "I now resolved to go to bed early, with a firm purpose of also rising early the next day to revisit this charming walk; for I thought to myself, I have now seen this temple of the modern world imperfectly; I have seen it only by moonlight."
Author: Karl Philipp Moritz
28. "This assumes an upward revision of the European Budget, which is precisely what Jacques Chirac refuses to do. On the contrary, he has demanded a reduction."
Author: Laurent Fabius
29. "?Así se hace, Carrie ?murmure para mi misma, olvidando al entrenador Newell y pensando solo en la casi-entrevista anterior a eso? Conseguiste un enamoramiento del mas hermoso y popular chico rico de la escuela. Qué original."
Author: Linda Kage
30. "In a poem, the words happen; they just come. I let them. Otherwise, I wouldn't write. To interfere with what is happening is to distort the poem. Just a very small degree of intelligence and supervision is necessary. Very tactful. Any revision later that violates the text as it came, that begins rewriting the words, is fake."
Author: Louis Dudek
31. "Há várias maneiras de ser condenado à morte. Ah! o que eu não daria naquele momento para estar na prisão ao invés de estar ali, eu, cretino! Para ter, por exemplo, quando era tão fácil, previsível, roubado alguma coisa, em algum lugar, quando ainda era tempo. A gente não pensa em nada! Da prisão a gente sai vivo, da guerra não. O resto é lero-lero.Se pelo menos eu ainda tivesse tempo, mas não tinha mais! Não havia mais nada pra roubar! Como seria agradável uma prisãozinha sossegada, é o que pensava, por onde as balas não passassem! Não passam nunca! Eu conhecia uma prontinha, ao sol, bem protegida! Um sonho, a de Saint-Germain, mais exatamente, tão perto da floresta, eu a conhecia bem, volta e meia passava por lá, antigamente. Como mudamos! Na época eu era uma criança, ela me metia medo, a prisão. É que eu não conhecia os homens. Nunca mais acreditarei no que dizem, no que pensam. É dos homens e só deles que se deve ter medo, sempre."
Author: Louis Ferdinand Céline
32. "We could speak about the meaning of life vis-a-vis non-consequential/deontological theories, apodictic transformation schemata, the incoherence of exemplification, metaphysical realism, Cartesian interactive dualism, revised non reductive dualism, postmodernist grammatology and dicey dichotomies. But we would still be left with Nietzsche's preposterous mustache which instills great anguish and skepticism in the brain, which leads (as it did in his case) to utter madness. I suggest we go to Paris instead."
Author: Maira Kalman
33. "I keep an elaborate calendar for my characters detailing on which dates everything happens. I'm constantly revising this as I go along. It gives me the freedom to intricately plot my story, knowing it will at least hold up on a timeline."
Author: Maria Semple
34. "It is the Eve of Division; It is the Dawn of Revision. We did not come here to lose. We did not come here to be divided."
Author: Mark O'Brien
35. "The ultimate luxury is to reread: to revisit a book to see how time has treated it, how memory has distorted it, or how my own passing years have cast a new light on it."
Author: Michael Upchurch
36. "He could have made it right with the book. But he hasn't. He is a revisionist of history. He has lied."
Author: Monica Lewinsky
37. "... we absolutely mustn't forget it. We mustn't forget old people with their rotten bodies, old people who are so close to death, something that young people don't want to think about (so it is to retirement homes that they entrust the care of accompanying their parents to the threshold, with no fuss or bother). And where's the joy in these final hours they ought to be making the most of? They're spent in boredom and bitterness, endlessly revisiting memories. We mustn't forget that our bodies decline, friends die, everyone forgets about us, and the end is solitude. Nor must we forget that these old people were young once, that a lifespan is pathetically short, that one day you're twenty and the next day you're eighty."
Author: Muriel Barbery
38. "Revision is the heart of writing. Every page I do is done over seven or eight times."
Author: Patricia Reilly Giff
39. "I'm obsessive. That's the word for me. I obsess - perhaps to the point where it's moderately dysfunctional. I tend to put a book through about 100 revisions. If anything, that's an understatement. If there's another author out there who does this sort of revision, I would really like to meet him. Maybe we could form some sort of support group."
Author: Patrick Rothfuss
40. "The Arden Shakespeare is intended both as a student text and as a revision of traditional scholarship. If it is to be used in the first way, then the often narrow thread of text above a sediment of footnotes, something Dr Leavis so deplored, can prove debilitating. Poems, especially the classics of our language, should be read headlong. Dubieties may be looked up later."
Author: Peter Porter
41. "Kim estaba sentada a la mesa de al lado con otras dos chicas tan pijas como ella.—Mírala —repitió Cal—. Es un Bollicao.—Por favor —dijo Park—. Pareces idiota.—¿Qué? La gente lo dice.—Lo has sacado de la revista Thrasher o algo así, ¿no?—Así es como se aprenden palabras nuevas, Park —Cal dio unos golpecitos en un libro de poesía—. Leyendo."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
42. "From our point of view, the most exciting thing would be if we discovered something really fundamental in our understanding was just off a bit - and that now we have a chance to revisit it."
Author: Saul Perlmutter
43. "My view [is] that what morality boils down to is, 'Don't harm, and do help.' And now the question is, 'Can creatures like chickens and cows be harmed?' And the answer is, 'Of course they can.' Consequently, I think it's immoral to harm them. And that seems to me to provide a very strong moral reason to be vegetarian, to not wear leather... it seems to me that our treatment of animals is morally appalling... and that we ought to radically revise the way we live, precisely because they feel pain, they can be hurt, and we're constantly hurting these creatures!"
Author: Shelly Kagan
44. "Creo que es bueno para las estrellas hacer entrevistas para hacernos pensar que son como nosotros, pero si te digo la verdad, tengo la sensación de que todo es una gran mentira."
Author: Stephen Chbosky
45. "His hands are holding my cheeks, and he pulls back just to look me in the eye and his chest is heaving and he says, "I think," he says, "my heart is going to explode," and I wish, more than ever, that I knew how to capture moments like these and revisit them forever. Because this.This is everything."
Author: Tahereh Mafi
46. "His copy was full of lofty echoes: Greek Tragedy; Damocle's sword; manna from heaven; the myth of Sisyphus; the last of the Mohicans; hydra-headed and Circe-voiced; experiments with truth; discovery of India; biblical resonance; the lessons of Vedanta; the centre does not hold; the road not taken; the mimic men; for whom the bell tolls; a hundred visions and revisions; the power and the glory; the heart of the matter; the heart of darkness; the agony and the ecstasy; sands of time; riddle of the Sphinx; test of tantalus; murmurs of mortality; Falstaffian figure; Dickensian darkness; ..."
Author: Tarun J. Tejpal
47. "Writing a first draft is like groping one's way into a dark room, or overhearing a faint conversation, or telling a joke whose punchline you've forgotten. As someone said, one writes mainly to rewrite, for rewriting and revising are how one's mind comes to inhabit the material fully."
Author: Ted Solotaroff
48. "If only people could travel as easily as words. Wouldn't that be something? If only we could be so easily revised."
Author: Therese Anne Fowler
49. "Anarchism, to me, means not only the denial of authority, not only a new economy, but a revision of the principles of morality. It means the development of the individual as well as the assertion of the individual. It means self-responsibility, and not leader worship."
Author: Voltairine De Cleyre
50. "Dios (Una comedia)LORENZO: Yo escribí que un numeroso grupo de personas de Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan y Long Islan van al Golden Theater para ver una obra. Y ahí están.DORIS (señalando al público): ¿Quieres decir que son ficticios también? (Lorenzo Asiente.) ¿No son libres de hacer lo que les venga en gana?LORENZO: Ellos creen que lo son, pero siempre hacen lo que está previsto."
Author: Woody Allen

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