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We can consciously end our life almost anytime we choose. This ability is an endowment, like laughing and blushing, given to no other animal... in any given moment, by not exercising the option of suicide, we are choosing to live.
If I were the blushing kind, I would blush to be called a hero.
Aung San Suu Kyi
People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet.
Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
George Bernard Shaw
Blushing is the color of virtue.
Blushing is thought to be linked to increased levels of norepinephrine in the brain, which may be associated with romantic feelings. It signals that we are interested and excited, which is attractive to men.
I was very studious, too much. I would never go out at weekends. I was very serious. You should have seen me in class - I was blushing and sweating every time the teacher asked me something.
What always made me proud - almost blushing with pride - is that Francis Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg all told me that 'The Conformist' is their first modern influence.
I got caught kissing. Like by my parents. It was so horrible. It's so embarrassing, I'm blushing.
What is the evolutionary value of blushing? It seems not to be to our advantage to do it, to involuntarily reveal our inner emotions. If we're trying to manipulate or lie, actions in furtherance of individual goals as opposed to the goals of others, blushing would not seem to be helpful. And yet everyone blushes, except the psychopath.
Frans de Waal
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