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If we fail to appreciate the soul that Easternism gives us, then what we have is a disconnected, Greco-Roman, Western, egocentric, compartmentalized, reductionist, fragmented, linear thought process that counts on cleverness.
The least pain in our little finger gives us more concern and uneasiness than the destruction of millions of our fellow-beings.
Art gives me the freedom I don't have when I make music.
The fact that our task is exactly commensurate with our life gives it the appearance of being infinite.
Sex is. There is nothing more to be done about it. Sex builds no roads, writes no novels and sex certainly gives no meaning to anything in life but itself.
The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character.
This world is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere. Fortune sells her wares; she never gives them. In some form or other, we pay for her favors; or we go empty away.
You can draw inspiration from anything. If you're a good storyteller, you can take a dirty look somebody gives you, or if a guy you used to have flirtations with starts dating a new girl, or somebody you're casually talking to says something that makes you so mad - you can create an entire scenario around that.
There is sublime thieving in all giving. Someone gives us all he has and we are his.
Free speech gives us the ability to react vigorously with effective arguments and expose the weakness and misdirection of the other side's claims.
That's why I like fast film. It gives you more freedom to light more naturally.
Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, for it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Los Angeles gives one the feeling of the future more strongly than any city I know of. A bad future, too, like something out of Fritz Lang's feeble imagination.
The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless. It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves.
That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding.
The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.
Christmas gives us the opportunity to pause and reflect on the important things around us - a time when we can look back on the year that has passed and prepare for the year ahead.
What money is better bestowed than that of a schoolboy's tip? How the kindness is recalled by the recipient in after days! It blesses him that gives and him that takes.
William Makepeace Thackeray
So during those first moments of the day, which are yours and yours alone, you can circumvent these boundaries and concentrate fully on spiritual matters. And this gives you the opportunity to plan the time management of the entire day.
Menachem Mendel Schneerson
Our brains are seventy-year clocks. The Angel of Life winds them up once for all, then closes the case, and gives the key into the hand of the Angel of the Resurrection.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
I have always felt that if a man gives you a solid gold key to his door he is entitled to the courtesy of a visit.
Perhaps a child who is fussed over gets a feeling of destiny; he thinks he is in the world for something important, and it gives him drive and confidence.
The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment.
There's a God force inside of you that gives you a will to live.
Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The experimenter who does not know what he is looking for will not understand what he finds.
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