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Chimpanzees, typically, kiss and embrace after fights. They first make eye contact from a distance to see the mood of the others. Then they approach and kiss and embrace.
Frans de Waal
Some people awaken spiritually without ever coming into contact with any meditation technique or any spiritual teaching. They may awaken simply because they can't stand the suffering anymore.
The majority of teenagers don't even make eye contact with people, even people of the same age.
Would I buy a cell phone for my 12-year-old?... No. I should have closer control over my child than that. He really shouldn't be in places where he needs to contact me by cell.
All causes are essentially mental, and whosoever comes into daily contact with a high order of thinking must take on some of it.
Inspiration is God making contact with itself.
But when one identifies the Church with a cultural and political bloc, there is the danger of making difficult the Church's contact with all those outside the bloc.
When I was growing up in the Forties and Fifties, you could hide your children from the difficulties of life, but today you can't separate children's contact with the adult world today.
All across Africa, the Pacific and the Americas, we find cultures that didn't know about mouth kissing until their first contact with European explorers. And the attraction was not always immediately apparent. Most considered the act of exchanging saliva revolting.
During the past few decades, modern technology, with radio, TV, air travel, and satellites, has woven a network of communication which puts each part of the world in to almost instant contact with all the other parts.
When the farmer can sell directly to the consumer, it is a more active process. There's more contact. The consumer can know, who am I buying this from? What's their name? Do they have a face? Is the food they are selling coming out of Mexico with pesticides?
What we know is smartphones are everywhere and they are rich in data. What we know is that there are apps once downloaded by the consumer that will also in turn download the consumers' contact book. Most consumers don't want that to happen and don't know it's happening.
Most people have a passive relationship with music and clothes, with culture. But music was my first contact with anything creative. Music is it, as far as I'm concerned.
I love the rehearsal process in the theatre, and the visceral sense of contact and communication with a live audience.
Make a Goal Box, a chart of positive daily contact with a family when you are working with them.
Richard G. Scott
If we allow our self-congratulatory adoration of technology to distract us from our own contact with each other, then somehow the original agenda has been lost.
From the early Seventies to the mid-Eighties, I approached Rome at a snail's pace. Having concluded that God existed, I could not seriously entertain the thought of not trying to be in contact with Him.
For all the social changes in China can be traced to their early beginnings in the days when the new tools or vehicles of commerce and locomotion first brought the Chinese people into unavoidable contact with the strange ways and novel goods of the Western peoples.
It is only through contact and comparison that the relative value or worthlessness of the various cultural elements can be clearly and critically seen and understood.
In other words, knowledge of the external world begins with an immediate utilisation of things, whereas knowledge of self is stopped by this purely practical and utilitarian contact.
If you leave your wife and you don't ever contact her again, that says something about how you felt about the marriage.
H. G. Bissinger
I can't do pieces I only admire technically. I have to feel some direct contact with them.
Michael Tilson Thomas
A man loses contact with reality if he is not surrounded by his books.
When you make music, you're in really direct contact with your fans out there, so you hear all kinds of stories.
Politics in Philadelphia is a contact sport.
I'd say that all nations have contact with the truth, and all religions have admirable people.
I tend to write about more than one generation because as a child I had contact with more than one generation; it was normal to be around older people.
I was convinced I'd hate Twitter - but I've come to like it very much. I use it mostly to keep in touch with friends and colleagues I wish I could see more often - I sometimes feel a little isolated living in Yorkshire, and it's nice to have the contact.
I'll say that I don't think you can throw a stone and not come in contact with someone who knows someone or has problems with substance abuse.
I have had no contact with the Chinese government. I only work with journalists.
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