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A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.
The brains of humans contain a mechanism that is designed to give priority to bad news.
If we don't stop somewhere, if we don't accept an unhappy compromise, unhappy for both sides, if we don't learn how to unhappily coexist and contain our burned sense of injustice - if we don't learn how to do that, we end up in a doomed state.
But it is impossible to divide a cube into two cubes, or a fourth power into fourth powers, or generally any power beyond the square into like powers; of this I have found a remarkable demonstration. This margin is too narrow to contain it.
Pierre de Fermat
All my stories are webs of style and none seems at first blush to contain much kinetic matter. For me style is matter.
Most governments do have inbuilt biases in favour of the rich and powerful, and most do contain plenty of manipulators who love intrigue, who have lost whatever moral compass they may once have had and who protect themselves with steely cynicism.
The blues are important primarily because they contain the cultural expression and the cultural response to blacks in America and to the situation that they find themselves in. And contained in the blues is a philosophical system at work. And as part of the oral tradition, this is a way of passing along information.
Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
True success has more components than one sentence or idea can contain.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
The drama is complete poetry. The ode and the epic contain it only in germ; it contains both of them in a state of high development, and epitomizes both.
Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth, which is law.
Speech is the twin of my vision, it is unequal to measure itself, it provokes me forever, it says sarcastically, Walt you contain enough, why don't you let it out then?
There are selves too big for one person to contain. You cannot call them selfish. There is nothing -ish about such selves. They are the self, as it were, itself.
P. J. O'Rourke
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
There is hardly a pioneer's hut which does not contain a few odd volumes of Shakespeare. I remember reading the feudal drama of Henry V for the first time in a log cabin.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The possibilities are infinite with new writing; every time you open a new script, there's no limit to what it might contain.
The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn't contain a single idea.
Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed, which consumes the scabbard that would contain it.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Size is not a reality, but a construct of the mind; and space a construct to contain constructs.
Robert Anton Wilson
I'll tell you what I love doing more than anything: trying to pack myself in a small suitcase. I can hardly contain myself.
When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about.
A house is no home unless it contain food and fire for the mind as well as for the body.
I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.
To me, there is spirit in a reed. It's a living thing, a weed, really, and it does contain spirit of a sort. It's really an ancient vibration.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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