The problem is not simply that the Singularity represents the passing of humankind from center stage, but that it contradicts our most deeply held notions of being.

By : Vernor Vinge 0 Likes          


The more potent, unasked question is how society at large reacts to eager, voluntary violence by females, and to the growing evidence that women can be just as aggressive as men.

By : Katherine Dunn

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The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does not offer the hardness, the rigidity, the regularity, the luster on every interior and exterior facet, of the crystal.

By : Pope Paul VI

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That is the great mistake about the affections. It is not the rise and fall of empires, the birth and death of kings, or the marching of armies that move them most. When they answer from their depths, it is to the domestic joys and tragedies of life.

By : Amelia Barr

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Going to church doesn't make you any more a Christian than going to the garage makes you a car.

By : Laurence J. Peter

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The real message of the Dance opens up the vistas of life to all who have the urge to express beauty with no other instrument than their own bodies, with no apparatus and no dependence on anything other than space.

By : Ruth St. Denis

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I think that to a very great extent we are partners with the divine in this enterprise called history. That is an ongoing relationship, and there is absolutely no guarantee that things will automatically work out to our best advantage.

By : Chaim Potok

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I was a brat. It was crazy, I was very picky. In other words, I didn't take advantage of what was happening.

By : Sherilyn Fenn

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How does he support Clinton's urban agenda? He doesn't know what it is.

By : Maxine Waters

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I grew up in Greenwich Village. Dad was friends with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

By : Yancy Butler

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Our emphasis on political coverage from the day we were born here was well-founded, and we believe there were opportunities there that we could do it in a more interesting, appealing and balanced way.

By : Brit Hume

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I wanted to look at the upper-middle-class scene since the war, and in particular my generation's part in it. We had spent our early years as privileged members of a privileged class. How were we faring in the Age of the Common Man? How ought we to be faring?

By : Simon Raven

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For after my marriage I had made various attempts to write fiction. They were clearly failures.

By : Mary A. Ward

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