The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame

By : Ralph Waldo Emerson 0 Likes          


Often, before returning home, I would take a long and roundabout way and pass by the peaceful ramparts from where I had glimpses of other provinces, and a sight of the distant country.

By : Pierre Loti

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It is a good rule never to see or talk to the man whose words have wrung your heart, or helped it, just as it is wise not to look down too closely at the luminous glow which sometimes shines on your path on a summer night, if you would not see the ugly worm below.

By : Rebecca H. Davis

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But I found a lot of artists at the Cedar Bar were difficult for me to talk to.

By : Robert Rauschenberg

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I don't feel particularly comfortable about actors using whatever power they may have to push their beliefs, unless they're extremely well informed.

By : Ralph Fiennes

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None of us is as smart as all of us.

By : Phil Condit

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Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort.

By : Robert Quillen

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As actors, the thing we have to fight, more than even the business part of making movies, is boredom.

By : Linda Fiorentino

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The art of the critic in a nutshell: to coin slogans without betraying ideas. The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion.

By : Walter Benjamin

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Well, the infrastructure part of the stimulus has worked. There's absolutely no question about it. We can demonstrate in Pennsylvania and other states around the union how it's produced good, paying jobs both on the construction sites and back in American factories. It has worked.

By : Ed Rendell

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Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences.

By : Mason Cooley

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That's the motivation of an artist - to seek attention of some kind.

By : James Taylor

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As soon as I started writing Julia, by which I mean while writing its first sentence, I felt a sudden, reassuring charge of excitement. I knew it was going to work.

By : Peter Straub

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