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It always seemed strange to me that the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, aquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and selfinterest are the traits of sucess. And while men admire the quality of the first, they love the produce of the second.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All say, how hard it is that we have to die - a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life, in my estimation, is a biological misadventure that we terminate on the shoulders of six strange men whose only objective is to make a hole in one with you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are strange flowers of reason to match each error of the senses.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The price we pay for the complexity of life is too high. When you think of all the effort you have to put in --telephonic, technological and relational --to alter even the slightest bit of behavior in this strange world we call social life, you are left pining for the straightforwardness of primitive peoples and their physical work.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Reminiscences, even extensive ones, do not always amount to an autobiography. For autobiography has to do with time, with sequence and what makes up the continuous flow of life. Here, I am talking of a space, of moments and discontinuities. For even if months and years appear here, it is in the form they have in the moment of recollection. This strange form -- it may be called fleeting or eternal -- is in neither case the stuff that life is made of.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is a strange charm in the thoughts of a good legacy, or the hopes of an estate, which wondrously removes or at least alleviates the sorrow that men would otherwise feel for the death of friends.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Thou strange piece of wild nature!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A strange and somewhat impassive physiognomy is often, perhaps, an advantage to an orator, or leader of any sort, because it helps to fix the eye and fascinate the mind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The human mind is indeed a cave swarming with strange forms of life, most of them unconscious and unilluminated. Unless we can understand something as to how the motives that issue from this obscurity are generated, we can hardly hope to foresee or control them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I roamed the countryside searching for answers to things I did not understand. Why thunder lasts longer than that which causes it, and why immediately on its creation the lightning becomes visible to the eye while thunder requires time to travel. How the various circles of water form around the spot which has been struck by a stone and why a bird sustains itself in the air. These questions and other strange phenomena engaged my thought throughout my life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is a strange and mighty race of people called the Americans who are rapidly becoming the coldest in the world because of this cruel, man-eating idol, lucre.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There sighs, lamentations and loud wailings resounded through the starless air, so that at first it made me weep; strange tongues, horrible language, words of pain, tones of anger, voices loud and hoarse, and with these the sound of hands, made a tumult which is whirling through that air forever dark, and sand eddies in a whirlwind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that it has not been said by one philosopher or another.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I believe no satirist could breathe this air. If another Juvenal or Swift could rise up among us tomorrow, he would be hunted down. If you have any knowledge of our literature, and can give me the name of any man, American born and bred, who has anatomized our follies as a people, and not as this or that party; and who has escaped the foulest and most brutal slander, the most inveterate hatred and intolerant pursuit; it will be a strange name in my ears, believe me.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Perspective, as its inventor remarked, is a beautiful thing. What horrors of damp huts, where human beings languish, may not become picturesque through aerial distance! What hymning of cancerous vices may we not languish over as sublimest art in the safe remoteness of a strange language and artificial phrase! Yet we keep a repugnance to rheumatism and other painful effects when presented in our personal experience.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Be true to your own act and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant to break the monotony of a decorous age.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The problem lay buried, unspoken for many years in the minds of American women. It was a strange stirring, a sense of dissatisfaction, a yearning that women suffered in the middle of the twentieth century in the United States. Each suburban housewife struggled with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night, she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question: Is this all?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Anyone who knows a strange fact shares in its singularity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
They look quite promising in the shop; and not entirely without hope when I get them back into my wardrobe. But then, when I put them on they tend to deteriorate with a very strange rapidity and one feels so sorry for them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Through some strange and powerful principle of mental chemistry which she has never divulged, nature wraps up in the impulse of strong desire, that something which recognizes no such word as impossible, and accepts no such reality as failure.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In that second it dawned on me that I had been living here for eight years with a strange man and had borne him three children.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The universe seems to me infinitely strange and foreign. At such a moment I gaze upon it with a mixture of anguish and euphoria; separate from the universe, as though placed at a certain distance outside it; I look and I see pictures, creatures that move in a kind of timeless time and spaceless space, emitting sounds that are a kind of language I no longer understand or ever register.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The difference between a man who faces death for the sake of an idea and an imitator who goes in search of martyrdom is that whilst the former expresses his idea most fully in death it is the strange feeling of bitterness which comes from failure that the latter really enjoys; the former rejoices in his victory, the latter in his suffering.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The moment one accosts a stranger or is accosted by him is above all in this life the moment of drama... Whoever we meet watches us intently at the quick, strange moment of meeting, to see whether we are disposed to be friendly.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new -- and near the end. The milestones into headstones change, Neath every one a friend.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The human mind treats a new idea the way the body treats a strange protein; it rejects it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man may be a tough, concentrated, successful money-maker and never contribute to his country anything more than a horrible example. A manager may be tough and practical, squeezing out, while the going is good, the last ounce of profit and dividend, and may leave behind him an exhausted industry and a legacy of industrial hatred. A tough manager may never look outside his own factory walls or be conscious of his partnership in a wider world. I often wonder what strange cud such men sit chewing when their working days are over, and the accumulating riches of the mind have eluded them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Of rich men it telleth, and strange is the story how they have, and they hanker, and grip far and wide; And they live and they die, and the earth and its glory has been but a burden they scarce might abide.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us -- how we can take it, what we do with it -- and that is what really counts in the end. How to take the raw stuff of life and make it a thing of worth and beauty -- that is the test of living.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All my life I believed I knew something. But then one strange day came when I realized that I knew nothing, yes, I knew nothing. And so words became void of meaning. I have arrived too late at ultimate uncertainty.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Remember that when an employee enters your office, they are in a strange land.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? Every part of the earth is sacred to my people.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We that are true lovers run into strange capers.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I stalk about her door like a strange soul upon the Stygian banks staying for wattage.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man, born of woman, has found it a hard thing to forgive her for giving him birth. The patriarchal protest against the ancient matriarch has borne strange fruit through the years.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love is the strange bewilderment that overtakes one person on account of another person.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Two things in America are astonishing: the changeableness of most human behavior and the strange stability of certain principles. Men are constantly on the move, but the spirit of humanity seems almost unmoved.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The mind of the people is like mud, from which arise strange and beautiful things.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is strange that we do not temper our resentment of criticism with a thought for our many faults which have escaped us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great things in life are what they seem to be. And for that reason, strange as it may sound to you, often are very difficult to interpret (understand). Great passion are for the great of souls. Great events can only be seen by people who are on a level with them. We think we can have our visions for nothing. We cannot. Even the finest and most self-sacrificing visions have to paid for. Strangely enough, that is what makes them fine.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A strange thing has happened -- while all the other arts were born naked, this, the youngest, has been born fully-clothed. It can say everything before it has anything to say. It is as if the savage tribe, instead of finding two bars of iron to play with, had found scattering the seashore fiddles, flutes, saxophones, trumpets, grand pianos by Erhard and Bechstein, and had begun with incredible energy, but without knowing a note of music, to hammer and thump upon them all at the same time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Bruce Wayne: [as Alfred opens the curtains] Bats are nocturnal.
Alfred Pennyworth: Bats might be, but even for billionaire playboys, three o'clock is pushing it. The price of leading a double life, I think. Look at who's made an impression.
[shows the newspaper to Bruce]
Bruce Wayne: Theatricality and deception are powerful weapons, Alfred. It's a good start.
Alfred Pennyworth: If those are to be the first of many other injuries to come, it will be wise to find a suitable excuse. Polo, for instance.
Bruce Wayne: I'm not learning polo, Alfred.
Alfred Pennyworth: Strange injuries and non-existent social life, these things beg the question as to what exactly does Bruce Wayne do with his time and his money.
Bruce Wayne: And what does that make me do?
Alfred Pennyworth: Drive sports cars, date movie stars, buy things that are not for sale... who knows, Master Wayne? You start pretending to have fun, you might even have a little by accident.More [08/15/2005 12:08:00]
Amy Wallace: He was, he was just, impossibly vital. Every day was a new strange command, an excitement; a new vista, a new adventure. I mean he, he delivered up a twelve ring circus. He was the Wizard of Oz.More [08/24/2005 12:08:00]
Jeremy Grey: Go out there and get some strange ass!More [08/29/2005 12:08:00]
Narrator: You met me at a very strange time in my life.More [09/07/2005 12:09:00]
Kellie: I just heard something.
Rolo: Was it a strange sucking sound?More [09/29/2005 12:09:00]
Steve Arlo: [talking about his employer, Daryl Zero] I'm telling you he never even leaves the house, okay. I mean he's like some sort of recluse. A complete freak. No social life. In fact, no social skills. It's a strange fucking thing. When he's working, the smoothest operator you've ever seen. Brave, slick, cunning, he can do anything. Soon as he gets off work, it's all gone. Afraid to go to the dry cleaners. Literally. Too uncomfortable in his own skin to go out and eat. Tactless and inept. Rude too. Just an asshole.More [10/07/2005 12:10:00]

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