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You know, I think that allowing somebody, one mere person to believe that he or she is like, the vessel you know, like the font and the essence and the source of all divine, creative, unknowable, eternal mystery is just a smidge too much responsibility to put on one fragile, human psyche. It's like asking somebody to swallow the sun.
I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.
I think it's an enormous blessing to be the child of an immigrant who fled oppression, because you realize how fragile liberty is and how easily it can be taken away.
True delicacy is not a fragile thing.
You have no idea how fragile an actor's self-worth is.
Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
When we speak the word 'life,' it must be understood we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact, but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach.
When you ask people, 'What's the opposite of fragile?,' they tend to say robust, resilient, adaptable, solid, strong. That's not it. The opposite of fragile is something that gains from disorder.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Humans are upsetting a fragile balance that their own human ancestors established.
Joan D. Vinge
You know when you're young you think you will always be. As you become more fragile, you reflect and you realize how much comfort can come from the past. Hymns can carry you into the future.
I don't like to feel like I'm some fragile package that has to be shipped by high-priority mail and handled with white gloves.
You will never find scientists leading armies into battle. You just won't. Especially not astrophysicists - we see the biggest picture there is. We understand how small we are in the cosmos. We understand how fragile and temporary our existence is here on Earth.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Music is my therapy and my straitjacket. Music keeps me sane and keeps my mind on something. It's fragile up there.
Confidence is a very fragile thing.
Most men act so tough and strong on the outside because on the inside, we are scared, weak, and fragile. Men, not women, are the weaker sex.
I don't take things for granted, because everything feels more fragile. It's made me wonder about mortality and how long you've got somebody in the world. I'm more fearful than I used to be.
Metallica is a very complicated, fragile thing. On the outside, it's all metal, but on the inside it's very delicate.
The Internet is brittle and fragile and too easy to take down. It's a conduit for criminal activity. We need international treaties to prosecute the bad guys, but we don't have them.
Parents need all the help they can get. The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires a vital network of social supports.
Over and over, we hear politicians say they can't spend our tax dollars on environmental protection when the economy is so fragile.
The Chinese banking system is built on quicksand and that's the one thing a lot of people don't realize. Everybody seems to think it is a free and clear open checkbook. It's not. The banking system in China is extremely fragile.
I don't talk like House, or walk like him. I certainly don't think like him. I don't like to think for more than 15 minutes at a stretch actually; I am a fragile flower.
Women are clear-headed, they are more creative and for this reason, sometimes, also more fragile.
Who is affected more when it's cold? Poor people. Who is affected more when it's hot? Poor people. Who is affected more when it's wet? Poor people. Who is most affected when the economy is bad? Poor people. Poor people are the most fragile.
While democracy in the long run is the most stable form of government, in the short run, it is among the most fragile.
The bulk of my learning - if I may call it such - has come within the past three months, after I became a part of the fragile body of patients who make up an AIDS hospice. Here, surrounded by teams of supportive nurses, attentive doctors, and interns, one gently comes upon his own strengths and shortcomings.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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The idea is to die young as late as possible.
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