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Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Only the more rugged mortals should attempt to keep up with current literature.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To put away aimlessness and weakness, and to begin to think with purpose, is to enter the ranks of those strong ones who only recognize failure as one of the pathways to attainment; who make all conditions serve them, and who think strongly, attempt fearlessly, and accomplish masterfully.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Modernism may be seen as an attempt to reconstruct the world in the absence of God.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Since nothing we intend is ever faultless, and nothing we attempt ever without error, and nothing we achieve without some measure of finitude and fallibility we call humanness, we are saved by forgiveness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Poetry is the impish attempt to paint the color of the wind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The most prolific period of pessimism comes at twenty-one or thereabouts, when the first attempt is made to translate dreams into reality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nor ought a genius less than his that writ attempt translation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Science is the attempt to make the chaotic diversity of our sense experience correspond to a logically uniform system of thought.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An attempt at visualizing the Fourth Dimension: Take a point, stretch it into a line, curl it into a circle, twist it into a sphere, and punch through the sphere.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life is too precious to be spent in this weaving and unweaving of false impressions, and it is better to live quietly under some degree of misrepresentation than to attempt to remove it by the uncertain process of letter-writing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every daring attempt to make a great change in existing conditions, every lofty vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The dissident does not operate in the realm of genuine power at all. He is not seeking power. He has no desire for office and does not gather votes. He does not attempt to charm the public, he offers nothing and promises nothing. He can offer, if anything, only his own skin -- and he offers it solely because he has no other way of affirming the truth he stands for. His actions simply articulate his dignity as a citizen, regardless of the cost.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You do not become a dissident just because you decide one day to take up this most unusual career. You are thrown into it by your personal sense of responsibility, combined with a complex set of external circumstances. You are cast out of the existing structures and placed in a position of conflict with them. It begins as an attempt to do your work well, and ends with being branded an enemy of society.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Of course we all have our limits, but how can you possibly find your boundaries unless you explore as far and as wide as you possibly can? I would rather fail in an attempt at something new and uncharted than safely succeed in a repeat of something I have done.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The only reason for the existence of a novel is that it does attempt to represent life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the fevered state of our country, no good can ever result from any attempt to set one of these fiery zealots to rights, either in fact or principle. They are determined as to the facts they will believe, and the opinions on which they will act. Get by them, therefore, as you would by an angry bull; it is not for a man of sense to dispute the road with such an animal.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till grief be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pornography is the attempt to insult sex, to do dirt on it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every Age has its own peculiar faith. Any attempt to translate into facts the mission of one Age with the machinery of another, can only end in an indefinite series of abortive efforts. Defeated by the utter want of proportion between the means and the end, such attempts might produce martyrs, but never lead to victory.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Much of the ill-tempered railing against women that has characterized the popular writing of the last two years is a half-hearted attempt to find a way back to a more balanced relationship between our biological selves and the world we have built. So women are scolded both for being mothers and for not being mothers, for wanting to eat their cake and have it too, and for not wanting to eat their cake and have it too.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life, for the two are inextricably related. Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Though the practice of chivalry fell even more sadly short of its theoretic standard than practice generally falls below theory, it remains one of the most precious monuments of the moral history of our race, as a remarkable instance of a concerted and organized attempt by a most disorganized and distracted society, to raise up and carry into practice a moral ideal greatly in advance of its social condition and institutions; so much so as to have been completely frustrated in the main object, yet never entirely inefficacious, and which has left a most sensible, and for the most part a highly valuable impress on the ideas and feelings of all subsequent times.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I love eulogies. They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog, and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Others attempt to live cautiously in the safety of established patterns. They do not feel fulfilled, yet they have found a formula not of success (whatever that is), but of avoiding failure. This is the living death -- when security becomes the overwhelming consideration.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The real risks for any artist are taken in pushing the work to the limits of what is possible, in the attempt to increase the sum of what it is possible to think. Books become good when they go to this edge and risk falling over it --when they endanger the artist by reason of what he has, or has not, artistically dared.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What great things would you attempt if you knew you could not fail.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do not on any account attempt to write on both sides of the paper at once.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It would be futile to attempt to fit women into a masculine pattern of attitudes, skills and abilities and disastrous to force them to suppress their specifically female characteristics and abilities by keeping up the pretense that there are no differences between the sexes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Children are natural mimics -- they act like their parents in spite of every attempt to teach them good manners.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For a man to strike any women is most brutal, and I, as well as everyone else, think this far worse than any attempt to shoot, which, wicked as it is, is at least more comprehensible and more courageous.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I too must attempt a way by which I can raise myself above the ground, and soar triumphant through the lips of men.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Any serious attempt to try to do something worthwhile is ritualistic.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For what is a poem, but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding. It is the deepest part of autobiography.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time-lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do not attempt to do a thing unless you are sure of yourself; but do not relinquish it simply because someone else is not sure of you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Public Opinion... an attempt to organize the ignorance of the community, and to elevate it to the dignity of physical force.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Jules: The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.More [07/14/2005 12:07:00]
Jules: Wanna know what I'm buyin' Ringo?
Pumpkin: What?
Jules: Your life. I'm givin' you that money so I don't hafta kill your ass. You read the Bible?
Pumpkin: Not regularly.
Jules: There's a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you. I been sayin' that shit for years. And if you ever heard it, it meant your ass. I never really questioned what it meant. I thought it was just a cold-blooded thing to say to a motherfucker before you popped a cap in his ass. But I saw some shit this mornin' made me think twice. Now I'm thinkin': it could mean you're the evil man. And I'm the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here, he's the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could be you're the righteous man and I'm the shepherd and it's the world that's evil and selfish. I'd like that. But that shit ain't the truth. The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be a shepherd.More [07/14/2005 12:07:00]
James Nachtwey: For me, the strength of photography lies in its ability to evoke humanity. If war is an attempt to negate humanity, then photography can be perceived as the opposite of war.More [11/25/2005 12:11:00]
I always say, "You hire Al Lewis, you get the whole Al Lewis." He's loud, he's opinionated, he smokes terrible cigars, that's it. I can't be and I'm not going to attempt to be what someone thinks I should be. That's the road to hell.More [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
The day that they attempt to bulldoze the first garden, if ten thousand people are standing there, the garden will never be bulldozed.More [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
I realized that for my own well being I should make some attempt to conserve my mental and physical strength. I knew every inflection required of the character.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
There's always a part of me that's migrating. That's so much part of my attempt to portray all these different men. The sense of being displaced from my home, homeland and language is a very real part of my working life.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
My entire life has been an attempt to get back to the kind of feelings you have on a field. The sense of brotherhood, the esprit de corps, the focus -- there being no past or future, just the ball. As trite as it sounds, I was happiest playing ball.More [04/27/2006 12:04:00]
That field goal attempt was so far to the left it nearly decapitated Lyndon LaRoucheMore [05/02/2006 12:05:00]
“This has always been a motto of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.”More [08/02/2006 12:08:00]

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