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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
All my stories are webs of style and none seems at first blush to contain much kinetic matter. For me style is matter.
I have a very busy head. I have inside voices that I have learned to contain.
Art historians agree that Da Vinci's paintings contain hidden levels of meaning that go well beneath the surface of the paint. Many scholars believe his work intentionally provides clues to a powerful secret... a secret that remains protected to this day by a clandestine brotherhood of which Da Vinci was a member.
True success has more components than one sentence or idea can contain.
I seldom read anything that is not of a factual nature because I want to invest my time wisely in the things that will improve my life. Don't misunderstand; there is nothing wrong with reading purely for the joy of it. Novels have their place, but biographies of famous men and women contain information that can change lives.
Most sets of values would give rise to universes that, although they might be very beautiful, would contain no one able to wonder at that beauty.
Love is not a mere impulse, it must contain truth, which is law.
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.
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?
Our intonations contain our philosophy of life, what each of us is constantly telling himself about things.
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
When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about.
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.
I think that the ideal space must contain elements of magic, serenity, sorcery and mystery.
Size is not a reality, but a construct of the mind; and space a construct to contain constructs.
Robert Anton Wilson
People often forget this - a vinyl album could only contain a maximum of 20 minutes per side!
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.
I'll tell you what I love doing more than anything: trying to pack myself in a small suitcase. I can hardly contain myself.
A house is no home unless it contain food and fire for the mind as well as for the body.
The Federal Reserve has a responsibility to ensure the safety and soundness of financial institutions and to contain systemic risks in financial markets.
Everybody thinks performance capture is about thrashing around and doing a lots of movement, but it's actually about being able to contain and think and be believed in a close-up, as much as anything else.
John F. Kennedy
C. S. Lewis
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