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I'd like to get my public image nearer to my reality. People have a lot of misconceptions.
In America today, we are nearer a final triumph over poverty than is any other land.
In their sympathies, children feel nearer animals than adults.
One thing that being a scientist has taught me is that you can never be certain about anything. You never know the truth. You can only approach it and hope to get a bit nearer to it each time. You iterate towards the truth. You don't know it.
As the prospect of a Tory government gets nearer, many traditional Labour voters - some who switched away in recent times and many who stayed at home - seem more determined to prevent that happening.
The art of the novelist is not unrelated to the illness of multiple personality disorder. It's a much milder form. But the better the book, the nearer to the padded cell you are.
The more determinedly I exist, as myself, within the conditions of the time, the more clearly I shall hear the language of the past, the nearer I shall feel the glow of its life.
There are certain words which are nearer and dearer to a man than any others.
The downright fanatic is nearer to the heart of things than the cool and slippery disputant.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
This image of wanting to be an artist - that I would in some way become an artist -was very strong. I knew for a long, long time that that's what I would be. But nothing I ever did seemed to bring me any nearer to the condition of being an artist. And I didn't know how to do it.
Nothing is further than earth from heaven, and nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.
Illness has always brought me nearer to a state of grace.
No society lies nearer to the cyclonic path of the forces of world change than the United States, and few societies are more intellectually aware of the nature of the issues that have to be faced.
Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now, or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice, selfishness, ambition, and injustice.
Of thousands of others, nearer the centre of the explosion, there was no trace. They vanished. The theory in Hiroshima is that the atomic heat was so great that they burned instantly to ashes - except that there were no ashes.
If I had my will I would live in a ship on the sea, and never come nearer to humanity than that!
Aloneness is nearer God, nearer reality.
Pickett's lines being nearer, the impact was heaviest upon them.
Nearer the gods no mortal may approach.
I lived in town until I was eight and then I moved nearer the farmland, so I had a mixture.
If education, culture, the higher life were shining things to be worshiped from afar, he had still a means left whereby he could draw one step nearer to them.
But poetry is a way of language, it is not its subject or its maker's background or interests or hobbies or fixations. It is nearer to utterance than history.
One sweetly solemn thought, comes to me o'er and o'er; I am nearer home today, than I ever have been before.
There is one Quality, which has somewhat so heavenly in it; that by so much the more we are possess'd of it, by so much the more we draw nearer to the Great Author of Nature.
When I came there I found all my family gone, for the Indians had killed five people in the winter near that place, which frightened my wife and family away to Roanoke about 35 miles nearer in among the inhabitants, which I was informed of by an old man I met near the place.
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