I was suffering from a peculiar and persistent sense that I was being pursued, and also the conviction that under the political order of the times, our lives had no meaning.

By : Naguib Mahfouz 0 Likes          


The greater the conceptual significance of a literary product, the more it should be assumed that it is based on an idea that determines the whole, and that the deeper consciousness of the time to which it belongs is reflected in it.

By : Ferdinand Christian Baur

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This is not the time for partisan bickering. This is not the time for politics as usual. Some of us are Democrats. Some of us are Republicans. Some of us are Independents. Above all, we must be Oklahomans first.

By : Brad Henry

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Australian SF book publishing has undergone a boom recently, and sometimes it's easier for new writers to sell a book to a local publisher first, which then makes a US edition more likely.

By : Greg Egan

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The writer operates at a peculiar crossroads where time and place and eternity somehow meet. His problem is to find that location.

By : Flannery O'Connor

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I think hearts are very much like glasses. If they do not break with the first ring, they usually last a considerable time.

By : Letitia Landon

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Of this they drank half a pint every day, and sometimes more or less, as it operated, by way of gentle physic. Two others had each two oranges and one lemon given them every day. These they ate with greediness, at different times, upon an empty stomach.

By : James Lind

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I sang for my family. And I think probably the first time I sang and got paid for it, I was about 6 or 7.

By : Barbara Cook

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The response to Pride has been so overwhelming. I mean, people have really loved it. And it's so rewarding because we had such a fun time making that film, and it was made with so much heart, that it's lovely that people seem to be responding in kind to that.

By : Rosamund Pike

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The strongest are those who renounce their own times and become a living part of those yet to come. The strongest and the rarest.

By : Milovan Djilas

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The Hardy Boys burned me out. I was recharging my batteries. It was time to return to work, but it was tough because my visibility was low.

By : Parker Stevenson

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That was certainly true the first time, when I did Body Heat, the first movie that I directed. I was looking for a vessel to tell a certain kind of story, and I was a huge fan of Film Noir, and what I liked about it was that it was so extreme in style.

By : Lawrence Kasdan

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I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed.

By : Ralph Ellison

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