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Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Michel de Montaigne
The suspense of a novel is not only in the reader, but in the novelist, who is intensely curious about what will happen to the hero.
This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.
Do whatever you do intensely.
Many in the world are searching, often intensely, for a source of refreshment that will quench their yearning for meaning and direction in their lives. They crave a cool, satisfying drink of insight and knowledge that will soothe their parched souls.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.
Creativity is a spark. It can be excruciating when we're rubbing two rocks together and getting nothing. And it can be intensely satisfying when the flame catches and a new idea sweeps around the world.
Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength. They are deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with their young, their mate and their pack. Yet both have been hounded, harassed and falsely imputed to be devouring and devious, overly aggressive, of less value than those who are their detractors.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
Choose your corner, pick away at it carefully, intensely and to the best of your ability and that way you might change the world.
I have a need to play intensely every day, to fight every match hard.
Blake said that the body was the soul's prison unless the five senses are fully developed and open. He considered the senses the 'windows of the soul.' When sex involves all the senses intensely, it can be like a mystical experence.
I want to live every moment totally and intensely. Even when I'm giving an interview or talking to people, that's all that I'm thinking about.
The result of the collaborative culture is that corporations or government institutions focus intensely on internal culture and pour their energy into achieving minuscule policy changes relating to workplace efficiency, gender or race.
I love the line of Flaubert about observing things very intensely. I think our duty as writers begins not with our own feelings, but with the powers of observing.
I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed, and debated intensely.
Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.
If you look at anyone who has achieved great success and wealth, people like Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, or Lance Armstrong, they have all focused intensely in order to win.
Fortune has something of the nature of a woman. If she is too intensely wooed, she commonly goes the further away.
Men make love more intensely at 20, but make love better, however, at 30.
Catherine the Great
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.
The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along the path to its fulfillment.
These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago... I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.
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