Hugo - Feed http://quotationsbook.com/ Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/35272/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/35272/ <![CDATA[A widespread taste for pornography means that nature is alerting us to some threat of extinction.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/31231/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/31231/ <![CDATA[I believe that organic sex, body against body, skin area against skin area, is becoming no longer possible, simply because if anything is to have any meaning for us it must take place in terms of the values and experiences of the media landscape. What we're getting is a whole new order of sexual fantasies, involving a different order of experiences, like car crashes, like travelling in jet aircraft, the whole overlay of new technologies, architecture, interior design, communications, transport, merchandising. These things are beginning to reach into our lives and change the interior design of our sexual fantasies. We've got to recognize that what one sees through the window of the TV screen is as important as what one sees through a window on the street.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/36065/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/36065/ <![CDATA[Electronic aids, particularly domestic computers, will help the inner migration, the opting out of reality. Reality is no longer going to be the stuff out there, but the stuff inside your head. It's going to be commercial and nasty at the same time.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/7696/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/7696/ <![CDATA[Perhaps violence, like pornography, is some kind of an evolutionary standby system, a last-resort device for throwing a wild joker into the game?]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/40602/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/40602/ <![CDATA[We live in a world ruled by fictions of every kind -- mass merchandising, advertising, politics conducted as a branch of advertising, the instant translation of science and technology into popular imagery, the increasing blurring and intermingling of identities within the realm of consumer goods, the preempting of any free or original imaginative response to experience by the television screen. We live inside an enormous novel. For the writer in particular it is less and less necessary for him to invent the fictional content of his novel. The fiction is already there. The writer's task is to invent the reality.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/14978/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/14978/ <![CDATA[One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/14399/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/14399/ <![CDATA[I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/13134/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/13134/ <![CDATA[A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/11554/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/11554/ <![CDATA[Art is not to be taught in Academies. It is what one looks at, not what one listens to, that makes the artist. The real schools should be the streets.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/154/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/154/ <![CDATA[She wore far too much rouge last night and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10719/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10719/ <![CDATA[Ignorance is like a delicate fruit; touch it, and the bloom is gone.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/20324/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/20324/ <![CDATA[Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/11110/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/11110/ <![CDATA[Nothing is so dangerous as being too modern; one is apt to grow old fashioned quite suddenly.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/14511/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/14511/ <![CDATA[We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/17195/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/17195/ <![CDATA[If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/17487/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/17487/ <![CDATA[We know less about the sexual life of little girls than of boys. But we need not feel ashamed of this distinction; after all, the sexual life of adult women is a dark continent for psychology.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/16857/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/16857/ <![CDATA[There is no need to waste pity on young girls who are having their moments of disillusionment, for in another moment they will recover their illusion.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/16855/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/16855/ <![CDATA[It is only the unimaginative who ever invents. The true artist is known by the use he makes of what he annexes.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/21496/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/21496/ <![CDATA[Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/20512/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/20512/ <![CDATA[The husbands of very beautiful women belong to the criminal classes.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/19950/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/19950/ <![CDATA[To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/17488/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/17488/ <![CDATA[The society based on production is only productive, not creative.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/32616/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/32616/ <![CDATA[What is a rebel? A man who says no.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/33700/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/33700/ <![CDATA[Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/33103/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/33103/ <![CDATA[Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/34119/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/34119/ <![CDATA[If there is sin against life, it consists in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/36375/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/36375/ <![CDATA[Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/3818/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/3818/ <![CDATA[Integrity has no need of rules.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/5907/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/5907/ <![CDATA[Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/6162/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/6162/ <![CDATA[Action is the antidote to despair.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10685/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10685/ <![CDATA[Despair gives courage to a coward.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10692/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10692/ <![CDATA[Melancholy has ceased to be an individual phenomenon, an exception. It has become the class privilege of the wage earner, a mass state of mind that finds its cause wherever life is governed by production quotas.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10694/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10694/ <![CDATA[Depression is the inability to construct a future.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10697/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10697/ <![CDATA[Life begins on the other side of despair.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10702/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10702/ <![CDATA[The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/32615/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/32615/ <![CDATA[In the depth of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/31401/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/31401/ <![CDATA[Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/30221/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/30221/ <![CDATA[The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/2647/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/2647/ <![CDATA[There are more things to alarm us than to harm us, and we suffer more often in apprehension than reality.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/2648/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/2648/ <![CDATA[Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/18251/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/18251/ <![CDATA[Happiness is like a cat, If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you; it will never come. But if you pay not attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/18256/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/18256/ <![CDATA[To be happy we must not be too concerned with others.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/18280/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/18280/ <![CDATA[But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a person and life they lead.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/18281/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/18281/ <![CDATA[Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/18240/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/18240/ <![CDATA[At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/127/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/127/ <![CDATA[Alas after a certain age, every man is responsible for his own face.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/13562/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/13562/ <![CDATA[Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/15990/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/15990/ <![CDATA[Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23543/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23543/ <![CDATA[Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23544/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23544/ <![CDATA[It is a well-known fact that we always recognize our homeland when we are about to lose it.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/27813/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/27813/ <![CDATA[Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/2636/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/2636/ <![CDATA[The less routine the more life.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23460/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23460/ <![CDATA[Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: I'm with you kid. Let's go.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23466/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23466/ <![CDATA[Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/428/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/428/ <![CDATA[The secret of getting ahead is getting started.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/445/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/445/ <![CDATA[Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/454/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/454/ <![CDATA[The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/455/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/455/ <![CDATA[Let us do or die.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/462/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/462/ <![CDATA[Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/464/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/464/ <![CDATA[People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/479/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/479/ <![CDATA[I never worry about action, but only inaction.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/486/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/486/ <![CDATA[The common conception is that motivation leads to action, but the reverse is true -- action precedes motivation. You have to prime the pump and get the juice flowing, which motivates you to work on your goals. Getting momentum going is the most difficult part of the job, and often taking the first step is enough to prompt you to make the best of your day.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/661/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/661/ <![CDATA[And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/676/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/676/ <![CDATA[The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/694/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/694/ <![CDATA[So many fail because they don't get started -- they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/779/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/779/ <![CDATA[Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/794/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/794/ <![CDATA[None of us are responsible for all the things that happen to us, but we are responsible for the way we act when they do happen.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/799/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/799/ <![CDATA[The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/8631/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/8631/ <![CDATA[You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/420/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/420/ <![CDATA[There's a subterranean impetus towards pornography so powerful that half the business world is juiced by the sort of half sex that one finds in advertisements.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/31243/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/31243/ <![CDATA[The trouble with life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23483/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23483/ <![CDATA[You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23485/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23485/ <![CDATA[Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23629/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23629/ <![CDATA[Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23630/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23630/ <![CDATA[Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/31461/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/31461/ <![CDATA[When I gave food to the poor, they called me a saint. When I asked why the poor were hungry, they called me a communist.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/31477/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/31477/ <![CDATA[Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/31498/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/31498/ <![CDATA[Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/37899/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/37899/ <![CDATA[We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it in full.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/37914/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/37914/ <![CDATA[Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/5316/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/5316/ <![CDATA[Not to find one's way in a city may well be uninteresting and banal. It requires ignorance -- nothing more. But to lose oneself in a city -- as one loses oneself in a forest -- that calls for a quite different schooling. Then, signboard and street names, passers-by, roofs, kiosks, or bars must speak to the wanderer like a cracking twig under his feet in the forest.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/6838/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/6838/ <![CDATA[Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/6842/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/6842/ <![CDATA[We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/3494/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/3494/ <![CDATA[It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before... to test your limits... to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/8796/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/8796/ <![CDATA[Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/8797/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/8797/ <![CDATA[What really raises one's indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/37910/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/37910/ <![CDATA[The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. Although the two are identical twins, man, as a rule, views the prenatal abyss with more calm than the one he is heading for (at some forty-five hundred heartbeats an hour).]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/13232/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/13232/ <![CDATA[Whenever a taboo is broken, something good happens, something vitalizing. Taboos after all are only hangovers, the product of diseased minds, you might say, of fearsome people who hadn't the courage to live and who under the guise of morality and religion have imposed these things upon us.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/38098/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/38098/ <![CDATA[Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/5875/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/5875/ <![CDATA[What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/4138/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/4138/ <![CDATA[One's destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/3489/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/3489/ <![CDATA[Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/3199/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/3199/ <![CDATA[Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music -- the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/29272/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/29272/ <![CDATA[Madness is tonic and invigorating. It makes the sane more sane. The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/25133/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/25133/ <![CDATA[Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23763/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23763/ <![CDATA[We do not talk -- we bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines and digests.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/8442/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/8442/ <![CDATA[Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/9359/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/9359/ <![CDATA[In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life, for the two are inextricably related. Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/9970/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/9970/ <![CDATA[No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the sources of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/11649/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/11649/ <![CDATA[If we could sniff or swallow something that would, for five or six hours each day, abolish our solitude as individuals, atone us with our fellows in a glowing exaltation of affection and make life in all its aspects seem not only worth living, but divinely beautiful and significant, and if this heavenly, world-transfiguring drug were of such a kind that we could wake up next morning with a clear head and an undamaged constitution -- then, it seems to me, all our problems (and not merely the one small problem of discovering a novel pleasure) would be wholly solved and earth would become paradise.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/11638/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/11638/ <![CDATA[Woe to you, my Princess, when I come... you shall see who is the stronger, a gentle little girl who doesn't eat enough or a big wild man who has cocaine in his body.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/11629/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/11629/ <![CDATA[Junk is the ideal product... the ultimate merchandise. No sales talk necessary. The client will crawl through a sewer and beg to buy.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/11622/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/11622/ <![CDATA[Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations -- wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/11621/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/11621/ <![CDATA[So cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/6197/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/6197/ <![CDATA[Anything that can be done chemically can be done by other means.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/26355/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/26355/ <![CDATA[Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10712/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10712/ <![CDATA[Life is constantly providing us with new funds, new resources, even when we are reduced to immobility. In life's ledger there is no such thing as frozen assets.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23762/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23762/ <![CDATA[One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23383/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/23383/ <![CDATA[There is two kinds of music the good and bad. I play the good kind.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/27569/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/27569/ <![CDATA[What we play is life.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/27568/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/27568/ <![CDATA[It is not heroin or cocaine that makes one an addict, it is the need to escape from a harsh reality. There are more television addicts, more baseball and football addicts, more movie addicts, and certainly more alcohol addicts in this country than there are narcotics addicts.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/873/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/873/ <![CDATA[Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experiences go it's one of the best.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/36143/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/36143/ <![CDATA[Sex is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/36132/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/36132/ <![CDATA[We should teach general ethics to both men and women, but sexual relationships themselves must not be policed. Sex, like the city streets, would be risk-free only in totalitarian regimes.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/36125/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/36125/ <![CDATA[Skill makes love unending.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/36124/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/36124/ <![CDATA[Whoever named it necking is a poor judge of anatomy.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/36113/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/36113/ <![CDATA[Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/166/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/166/ <![CDATA[It is the American vice, the democratic disease which expresses its tyranny by reducing everything unique to the level of the herd.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10478/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10478/ <![CDATA[No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10757/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10757/ <![CDATA[The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/19015/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/19015/ <![CDATA[All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/18070/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/18070/ <![CDATA[I have never been able to look upon America as young and vital but rather as prematurely old, as a fruit which rotted before it had a chance to ripen.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/2241/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/2241/ <![CDATA[I see America spreading disaster. I see America as a black curse upon the world. I see a long night settling in and that mushroom which has poisoned the world withering at the roots.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/2240/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/2240/ <![CDATA[You can travel fifty thousand miles in America without once tasting a piece of good bread.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/15295/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/15295/ <![CDATA[There is nothing strange about fear: no matter in what guise it presents itself it is something with which we are all so familiar that when a man appears who is without it we are at once enslaved by him.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/14810/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/14810/ <![CDATA[Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/13996/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/13996/ <![CDATA[The stabbing horror of life is not contained in calamities and disasters, because these things wake one up and one gets very familiar and intimate with them and finally they become tame again. No, it is more like being in a hotel room in Hoboken let us say, and just enough money in one's pocket for another meal.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/11045/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/11045/ <![CDATA[There is nothing safe about sex. There never will be.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/36111/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/36111/ <![CDATA[Girls like to be played with, and rumpled a little too, sometimes.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/16858/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/16858/ <![CDATA[Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is, with thoughts of what may be.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/2633/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/2633/ <![CDATA[To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10533/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10533/ <![CDATA[What shall he fear that does not fear death.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10039/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10039/ <![CDATA[There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10038/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10038/ <![CDATA[Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10034/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10034/ <![CDATA[Who is mightier than death? Those who can smile when death threatens.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10029/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10029/ <![CDATA[It's astonishing how important a man becomes when he dies.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10017/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10017/ <![CDATA[Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/19491/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/19491/ <![CDATA[Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/18500/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/18500/ <![CDATA[If you do not develop the hunger and courage to pursue your goal, you will lose your nerve and you will give up on your dream.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10551/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10551/ <![CDATA[By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10591/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10591/ <![CDATA[The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10592/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10592/ <![CDATA[A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/12315/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/12315/ <![CDATA[Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/12311/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/12311/ <![CDATA[True eloquence consists in saying all that should be said, and that only.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/12235/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/12235/ <![CDATA[The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord, will run even faster if encouraged.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/12314/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/12314/ <![CDATA[There is a supply for every demand.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10646/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10646/ <![CDATA[Unbridled gratification produces unbridled desire.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10632/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10632/ <![CDATA[We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10624/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10624/ <![CDATA[Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.]]> http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10593/ http://quotationsbook.com/quote/10593/