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What good is it if you talk in flowers, and they think in pastry?
-- Ashleigh Brilliant
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What is involved in such [close] relationships is a form of emotional
chemistry, so far unexplained by any school of psychiatry I am aware of, that
conditions nothing so simple as a choice between the poles of attraction and
repulsion. You can meet some people thirty, forty times down the years, and
they remain amiable bystanders, like the shore lights of towns that a sailor
passes at stated times but never calls at on the regular run. Conversely,
all considerations of sex aside, you can meet some other people once or twice
and they remain permanent influences on your life.
Everyone is aware of this discrepancy between the acquaintance seen
as familiar wallpaper or instant friend. The chemical action it entails is
less worth analyzing than enjoying. At any rate, these six pieces are about
men with whom I felt an immediate sympat - to use a coining of Max Beerbohm's
more satisfactory to me than the opaque vogue word "empathy".
-- Alistair Cooke, "Six Men"
|Linux People: 1103 of 1231|
What is tolerance? -- it is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed
of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly -- that
is the first law of nature.
|Linux People: 1104 of 1231|
What makes us so bitter against people who outwit us is that they think
themselves cleverer than we are.
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What on earth would a man do with himself if something did not stand in his way?
-- H.G. Wells
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What upsets me is not that you lied to me, but that from now on I can no
longer believe you.
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What we see depends on mainly what we look for.
-- John Lubbock
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What you see is from outside yourself, and may come, or not, but is beyond
your control. But your fear is yours, and yours alone, like your voice, or
your fingers, or your memory, and therefore yours to control. If you feel
powerless over your fear, you have not yet admitted that it is yours, to do
with as you will.
-- Marion Zimmer Bradley, "Stormqueen"
|Linux People: 1109 of 1231|
What's the matter with the world? Why, there ain't but one thing wrong
with every one of us -- and that's "selfishness."
-- The Best of Will Rogers
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What's this stuff about people being "released on their own recognizance"?
Aren't we all out on our own recognizance?