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Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.
John Perry Barlow
Spring has many American faces. There are cities where it will come and go in a day and counties where it hangs around and never quite gets there. Summer is drawn blinds in Louisiana, long winds in Wyoming, shade of elms and maples in New England.
Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
Envy blinds men and makes it impossible for them to think clearly.
Fatigue makes fools of us all. It robs you of your skills and your judgment, and it blinds you to creative solutions. It's the best-conditioned athlete, not the most talented, who generally wins when the going gets tough.
Government and culture are two diametrically opposed forces - the one blinds and oppresses, the other uplifts and unites.
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Ever since I was a girl, I have written about one to five pages every day - on napkins, on scrap paper, in notebooks and tablets, on the walls in my room as a teenager, and in orange paint on the cheap white plastic blinds in my room.
I got live tweeted once by someone who was opposite my home in some rented accommodation. He was actually describing on twitter what I was doing. 'I took a shirt off, I went to the window, I put a shirt back on... ' And I've got blinds in my flat!
It's just an ice bucket with a bottle in it. The two flute glasses are little tray. I got to shut the curtains. I'm in my boxer shorts and shirt. I'm going to take a bath and go to bed. But I want to shut the blinds so it's really dark in the room.
A girl once came to my beery flat in Kensal Green, opened the blinds and cooked me breakfast. I married her.
We writers are shy, nocturnal creatures. Push us into the light and the light blinds us.
Is it worth while to observe that there are no Venetian blinds in Venice?
William Dean Howells
Reaganism as a political movement has enormous resources behind it and it seeks - through stagecraft and through a tremendous level of effort toward propaganda - to present an image of Reagan that is so much larger-than-life that it sort of blinds us all, and keeps us all in a warm, happy, nostalgic state, thinking of a man who can do no wrong.
I'm not a good poker player, but I've got one bluffing technique - as long as you're quick with the blinds, you're fine.
Fortune blinds men when she does not wish them to withstand the violence of her onslaughts.
Most actors really love it, that's what they want to do. They burn to do it. And so they'll read a script and think, that's an interesting part. And because they love acting, that blinds them to the fact that the rest of it is pretentious nonsense, which it very often is.
Morality binds and blinds. It binds us into teams... but thereby makes us go blind to objective reality.
It is very, very difficult for a playwright to write a scene in which a young man has his first deep experience of sex with a girl whom he found immensely attractive, is fully satisfied by this event and gets up and blinds a lot of horses.
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