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In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
I think most people are inherently interested in how their brain works, in what makes them tick.
In the future, you won't buy artists' works; you'll buy software that makes original pieces of 'their' works, or that recreates their way of looking at things. You could buy a Shostakovich box, or you could buy a Brahms box. You might want some Shostakovich slow-movement-like music to be generated. So then you use that box.
Until the 20th century it was generally assumed that a writer had said what he had to say in his works.
I think half the people who get married now have met online. If I think about all the people in my life who married - they met online, online, online. And it makes sense if you think about it, because you fill out this form of 35 things that really define you and - bam - look, you've got two people who match. It works.
But if I were to say who influenced me most, then I'd say Franz Kafka. And his works were always anchored in the Central European region.
The state security bodies should not be seen as an institution that works against society and the state; one needs to understand what makes them work against their own people.
On set I keep myself to myself; I'd rather the director speak up. I'm not gonna direct a younger actor. I think the power of example works best, actually.
I have been told by hospital authorities that more copies of my works are left behind by departing patients than those of any other author.
Fashion offers no greater challenge than finding what works for night without looking like you are wearing a costume.
Why are empirical questions about how the mind works so weighted down with political and moral and emotional baggage?
A museum has to renew its collection to be alive, but that does not mean we give on important old works.
I'm not sitting on a soapbox telling women what they should and shouldn't do, but I know what works for me.
Birth control that really works - every night before we go to bed we spend an hour with our kids.
I am an ardent recycler. I would like to think that it works. I don't know whether it does or not.
There's nothing inherently or patently wrong with anybody who does well, works hard, earns a living, betters themselves. I'm not against any of these things. It's about how you make that money, and then what you do with it.
I was a little bit ashamed of American TV because I thought, 'None of the shows my father works on are as funny as my father.'
Our works, whatever they may be, derive from our incapacity to kill or to kill ourselves.
Emile M. Cioran
You know, if you love something, you should love it regardless of whether it costs five dollars or 500 or 5,000 dollars. Unfortunately, that's not the way our culture works, and we do collectively buy into this idea that things that are more expensive probably have more value.
Look at almost any passage, and you'll find that a paragraph has five or six metaphors in it. It's not that the speaker is trying to be poetic, it's just that that's the way language works.
Here is what we know after more than a decade of Republican rule: Texas works. Even 'The New York Times' let it slip into its pages that, 'Texas is the future.'
Leeks, like other oniony things, reach a certain peak when fried. It's the subtle sweetness that suddenly becomes evident and works so well with their creamy texture.
It's always interesting - how do you actually convey thought through song? We're used to the convention on stage. In film, we used to be used to it, and now sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. You need to be fresh and really look at the material.
We are stimulated to emotional response, not by works that confirm our sense of the world, but by works that challenge it.
Joyce Carol Oates
Whereas you have someone like Houdini, who works really, really hard to get really, really famous, and then has actual intellectual ideas that he puts into the culture that stay there.
Well, when you're relaxed, your mind takes you to the whole reality. There's no such thing as time when you're really relaxed. That's why meditation works.
C. S. Lewis
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