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#1. To my surprise, the more I searched about Qi Xiangfu, the more I found of a life lived partly online. He once wrote a short memoir in which he described himself in the third person, with the formality usually reserved for China's most famous writers. - Author: Evan Osnos
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#2. I understand what happens to the brain when people are near death, and I had always believed there were good scientific explanations for the heavenly out-of-body journeys described by those who narrowly escaped death. - Author: Eben Alexander
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#3. The novel I am constantly writing is always the same one, and it might be described as a variously sliced-up or torn-apart book of myself. - Author: Robert Walser
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#4. Let me praise you tonight.
Because tomorrow you cannot be described by words,
While describing you.
Tomorrow, earth and sky will disappear altogether. - Author: Rumi
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#5. In the Bhagavad Gita, one of the oldest and most beautiful spiritual teachings in existence, nonattachment to the fruit of your action is called Karma Yoga. It is described as the path of consecrated action. - Author: Eckhart Tolle
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#6. We perceive and are affected by changes too subtle to be described. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#7. Mrs Downs, a large sad lady who described herself, to Rupert's delight, as bulky but fragile, now came four mornings a week to clean the house. She was one of those people who habitually looked on the black side of everything with a cheerfulness that bordered upon the macabre. - Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard
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#8. Precision is, after all, not only a form of responsibility and a kind of pleasure, but an instrument of compassion. To be precise requires care, time, and attention to the person, place, or process being described. - Author: Marilyn Chandler McEntyre
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#9. A hotel, he told me, was a big house where a lot of people lived and ate and slept, but no one knew each other. He said that described most families in the outside world. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#10. Hip Hop Generation "captures the collective hopes and nightmares, ambitions and failures of those who would otherwise be described as "post-this" or "post-that." - Author: Jeff Chain
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#11. If indeed "elegance is frigid," it can as well be described as filthy. There is no denying, at any rate, that among the elements of the elegance in which we take such delight is a measure of the unclean, the unsanitary. - Author: Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
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#12. It's a fine line. If you withhold too much, you come across as wooden - as I've often been described in some movies. Fair enough. I believe that the best performances are the ones that an audience has to search for. - Author: Sam Worthington
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#13. Extinction is the beginning of the path: it is traveling to God Most High. Guidance comes afterwards. What I mean by guidance is the guidance of God, as described by the Friend of God, Abraham: "Lo! I am going unto my Lord Who will guide me." - Author: Ibn Ata Allah
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#14. U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt has been described as founder of the Bull Moose Party, the man who led his troops up San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War, a big game hunter, family man, civic servant and a host of other things. - Author: Zig Ziglar
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#15. America was aptly described by George Bernard Shaw, who said that it was 'the only country which had gone from barbarism to decadence without once passing through civilization.' Guy - Author: Maya Angelou
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#16. (Boris Pasternak described this phenomenon beautifully, when he wrote, "No genuine book has a first page. - Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
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#17. You can never represent yourself totally ... to seek self -knowledge is to embark on a journey which ... will always be incomplete, cannot be charted on a map, will never halt, cannot be described. - Author: Douglas Hofstadter
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#18. I have been described by one of my colleagues as a 'militant agnostic' with my tagline, 'I don't know, and neither do you!' I take this hard-line, fence-sitting position because it is the only position consistent with both my scientific ethos and my conscience. - Author: Brian Schmidt
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#19. How can he talk like that? thought Pierre. He considered his friend a model of perfection because Prince Andrew possessed in the highest degree just the very qualities Pierre lacked, and which might be best described as strength of will. - Author: Leo Tolstoy
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#20. Once described by Eccentrica Gallumbits as the Best Bang since the Big One, - Author: Douglas Adams
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#21. We are all a volume on the shelf of the ... library, a story unto ourselves, never possibly described with one word or even very accurately with thousands. - Author: Deb Caletti
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#22. Laney had recently noticed that the only people who had titles that clearly described their jobs had jobs he wouldn't have wanted. - Author: William Gibson
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#23. Who can say it's not what we see with our eyes open that is distorted, and that what's described here isn't the true essence of things?" He slowed down outside a door. "Haven't you ever heard old men sigh that life's a dream? - Author: Ismail Kadare
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#24. I'm sometimes described as a flamboyant leader and a hip-shooter, a fly-by-the-seat-of-the-pants operator. But if that were true, I could never have been successful in this business. - Author: Lee Iacocca
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#25. Daniel Boone, who not only wrestled bears but tried to date their sisters, described corners of the southern Appalachians as so wild and horrid that it is impossible to behold them without terror. - Author: Bill Bryson
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#26. Amply described blowjobs and anal scenes may stigmatise gay writers. - Author: Michael Graves
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#27. I think "creativity" is better described as failing repeatedly until you get something right. - Author: Seth Godin
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#28. Love is an activity, not a passive affect; it is a "standing in," not a "falling for." In the most general way, the active character of love can be described by stating that love is primarily giving, not receiving. - Author: Erich Fromm
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#29. Now, looking back on my life in Africa, I feel that it might altogether be described as the existence of a person who had come from a rushed and noisy world, into a still country. - Author: Isak Dinesen
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#30. Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection. - Author: Matthew Arnold
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#31. She described to us six lanes' worth of unadulterated fear, populated exclusively by motorists whose driving education had been paid for by the blood of pedestrians. - Author: Jeff Deck
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#32. All preceptors should have that kind of genius described by Tacitus, "equal to their business, but not above it;" a patient industry, with competent erudition; a mind depending more on its correctness than its originality, and on its memory rather than on its invention. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#33. Chemical properties in the peat stop anything from rotting, so bogs are the "bank vaults" of Irish history, protecting whatever is put in them. A bog-cutter recently described finding a slab of butter, still edible after more than a hundred years. - Author: Carmel McCaffrey
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#34. Two respondents described dreams which they had related to the procedure. Both described dreams of vomiting fetuses along with a sense of horror ... In general it appears that the more direct the physical and visual involvement the more stress experienced. - Author: Warren Hern
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#35. Two years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon described the Gaza Strip settlement of Netzarim as a vital part of Israel's national security and now he is going to leave. That is because of the 'effective armed struggle'. - Author: Zuheir Mohsen
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#36. Coincidence may be described as the chance encounter of two unrelated causal chains which - Author: Arthur Koestler
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#37. In September 1993, President Clinton presided over a handshake between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat on the White House lawn - the climax of a 'day of awe,' as the press described it. - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#38. Alas, this was an open invitation to print one's own money! No wonder Warren Buffet took one look at the fabled CDOs and described - Author: Yanis Varoufakis
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#39. He who is conversant with the supernal powers will not worship these inferior deities of the wind, waves, tide, and sunshine. Butwe would not disparage the importance of such calculations as we have described. They are truths in physics because they are true in ethics. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#40. He'd turned to me, red-faced, and asked: 'If we were flying to Europe and you wanted to know what France was like, would it help if I described Germany? - Author: Zadie Smith
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#41. She who makes her husband and her children happy, who reclaims the one from vice, and trains up the other to virtue, is a much greater character than the ladies described in romance, whose whole occupation is to murder mankind with shafts from their quiver or their eyes. - Author: Oliver Goldsmith
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#42. Under patriarchy the female did not herself develop the symbols by which she is described. As - Author: Kate Millett
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#43. All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#44. Sophistication might be described as the ability to cope gracefully with a situation involving the presence of a formidable menace to one's poise and prestige ... - Author: James Thurber
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#45. It has been rumoured that I was the brains of the robbery, but that was totally incorrect. I've been described as the tea boy, which is also incorrect. - Author: Ronald Biggs
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#46. Once upon a time, my mother lived in the posh downtown of Homs, Syria. She described my grandfather as a king in a storybook, atop a horse, wearing a didashah and pointing a long arm. - Author: Mona Simpson
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#47. Without the new birth, all the doctrinal and liturgical work in the world is just the reorganization of dead materials, instead of what it is described in the Bible as being, which is the organization and discipleship of living materials. - Author: Douglas Wilson
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#48. Feedback for leaders is often nuanced and difficult to deliver. That said, hearing you are passive-aggressive from 10 different people described 10 different ways becomes hard to ignore. - Author: Scott Weiss
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#49. He comments on how amazing it is that everything in the universe can be described by the twenty-six written characters with which they have been working. - Author: Robert M. Pirsig
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#50. The careful reader of the New Testament will find three Christs described: - One who wished to preserve Judaism - one who wished to reform it, and one who built a system of his own - Author: Robert Green Ingersoll
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#51. A Beethoven string-quartet is truly, as some one has said, a scraping of horses' tails on cats' bowels, and may be exhaustively described in such terms; but the application of this description in no way precludes the simultaneous applicability of an entirely different description. - Author: William James
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#52. Television excites me because it seems to be the last stamping ground of poetry, the last place where I hear women's hair rhapsodically described, women's faces acclaimed in odelike language. - Author: Ben Hecht
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#53. Sometimes the safest place is when you flee to what seems the most dangerous," said Granny, and then she described how the prince rode right into the darkest forest and the shadows stopped, hissing, at the edge. - Author: Fredrik Backman
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#54. If you read every poem in every anthology of Greek poetry, you wouldn't read one poem in which a character of the woman who's loved is described or matters. - Author: Kathy Acker
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#55. In one case, a group of innocent American tourists was taken on a tour bus through a country the members later described as "either France or Sweden" and subjected to three days of looking at old, dirty buildings in cities where it was not possible to get a cheeseburger. - Author: Dave Barry
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#56. Learning to stop sweating the small stuff involves deciding what things to engage in and what things to ignore. From a certain perspective, life can be described as a series of mistakes, one right after another with a little space in between. - Author: Richard Carlson
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#57. The last time I went to a festival without a hat, two things happened. One: I got sunstroke. Secondly, I had to buy what can only be described as a Jamiroquai hat, which was sartorially incorrect - I'm saying that as a Jamiroquai fan. That was a disaster. I looked like a small clown. - Author: Jamie Cullum
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#58. Regeneration, however it is described, is a divine activity in us, in which we are not the actors but the recipients. - Author: Sinclair B. Ferguson
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#59. Described as a "workaholic speed-writing freak" by fellow writers, a "creative writing class drill sergeant" by his writing 'padawans', Voinov is a self-confessed geek and has enlarged his days by 12 secret hours in return for the sacrifice of ten albino virgin pygmy hippos. - Author: Aleksandr Voinov
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#60. SOPA has been described as hitting a carpet tack with a sledgehammer. But technology was a sledgehammer to the music industry, one that allowed digital distributors like Apple to grow rich. - Author: Peter Lerangis
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#61. There are blasphemies of creation that can not be described, and the thing which rose up to claim the escaping fragments of its dismantled prey was of that order. - Author: Frank Belknap Long
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#62. Are you willing to have a little faith? What is faith? Sometimes it is described as a strong belief in something for which there is no proof. If that's the case, then faith is exactly what you need right now. - Author: Jason Harvey
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#63. I'm a total technophobe. What is wrong with paper and pen? I was delighted when I learnt the word 'Luddite,' as I thought it described me perfectly. - Author: Jasmine Guinness
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#64. Somebody described it to me the best as when you go in to write a song with two people that you've never met, you're pretty much going in and taking off your pants in front of strangers, so it's a really weird feeling. - Author: Scotty McCreery
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#65. Any anger I feel vanishes. What is left cannot be described. It is guilt piled onto emptiness and set afire. - Author: Bryan Reardon
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#66. The will determines itself; it should not be described as blind, any more than vision should be described as deaf. - Author: Rene Descartes
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#67. I've often been described more than once in my life as very much like a golden retriever. Just sort of happy and excited to do whatever it is even if it's as simple as retrieving a ball and bringing it back ad nauseum. - Author: Chris Carmack
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#68. Between dainty bites, she told Amie, 'Oh, you simply are as darling a creature as Henry described! I had no idea of your being so grown up! Henry, she is positively frazzleging!'
Amie deepened her smile, saying, 'And I had no idea you would be so pretty either, madam. - Author: Jennifer Silverwood
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#69. Our home, our special country, is for all of us the place where we find liberation; a very difficult word ... that tries to describe something that can't be described but is the only thing worth having. - Author: Elizabeth Goudge
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#70. If chimpanzees have consciousness, if they are capable of abstractions, do they not have what until now has been described as 'human rights'? How smart does a chimp have to be before killing him constitutes murder? - Author: Carl Sagan
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#71. I was once described by one of my critics as an aesthetic fascist. - Author: Alan Parker
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#72. I want to describe myself, not be described by others. - Author: Johnnie Cochran
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#73. That bitter hour cannot be described: in truth, the waters came into my soul; I sank in deep mire: I felt no standing; I came into deep waters; the floods overflowed me. - Author: Charlotte Bronte
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#74. Leadership responsibility is multidimensional and cannot be described in one or two words. It is personal, interpersonal, environmental and societal. - Author: Linda Fisher Thornton
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#75. True independence is an illusion; no one matures in a vacuum. We have heroes, we see villains, and ultimately we try to walk the path that's our own, through an ideological valley whose landmarks have already been described and claimed by others. - Author: Nicolas Wilson
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#76. The line that describes the beautiful is elliptical. It has simplicity and constant change. It cannot be described by a compass, and it changes direction at every one of its points. - Author: Rudolf Arnheim
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#77. Lincoln described character is a tree and reputation as its shadow. The tree will always be what it is but the shadow we see depends on where we stand and the angle of the light. - Author: Michael Josephson
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#78. My feelings about politics and literature and mathematics and the rest of life's minutiae can only be described through a labyrinthine of six-sided questions, but everything that actually matters can be explained by Lindsey fucking Buckingham and Stevie fucking Nicks in four fucking minutes. - Author: Chuck Klosterman
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#79. What the jogger's face shows is not boredom but contemplation, which Thomas Aquinas described as man's highest activity save one - contemplation plus putting the fruits of that contemplation into action. - Author: George Sheehan
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#80. Even if someone knew the entire physical history of the world, and every mental event were identical with a physical, it would notfollow that he could predict or explain a single mental event (so described, of course). - Author: Donald Davidson
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#81. We safeguard the right to attribution very strongly. After all, what we are fighting for is the intent of copyright as it is described in the US constitution: the promotion of culture. Many artists are using recognition as their primary driving force to create culture. - Author: Rick Falkvinge
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#82. Tension demands release. Unusual tension demands release that can only be described as appalling. - Author: Garth Ennis
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#83. The death toll from small arms dwarfs that of all other weapons systems - and in most years greatly exceeds the toll of the atomic bombs that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In terms of the carnage they cause, small arms, indeed, could well be described as 'weapons of mass destruction'. - Author: Kofi Annan
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#84. The Greeks described her eyes as 'oxlike'. Believe it or not, that was a compliment. It meant she had large, soft brown eyes that you could get lost in. I guess the Greeks spent a lot of time staring at oxen. - Author: Rick Riordan
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#85. Several witnesses describe seeing an altercation in the car between Mr. Brown and Officer Wilson. It was described as wrestling, tug-of-war. Several other witnesses described Mr. Brown as punching Officer Wilson while Mr. Brown was partially inside the vehicle. - Author: Robert P. McCulloch
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#86. Spacetime is generated by processes in which these spin networks transform into one another, and these processes are described by sums over spinfoams. A - Author: Carlo Rovelli
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#87. In 2012, a five-year-old girl in Shandong province described to me how ten officials had chased her six-months-pregnant mother through the fields to prevent the birth of the family's second child, a boy. She died during the procedure. - Author: Barbara Demick
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#88. Even the word depression itself was the terminological product of an effort to soften the connotation of deep trouble. In the last century, the term crisis was normally employed. With time, however, this acquired the connotation of the misfortune it described. - Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
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#89. Up until the First World War, when people turned anti-German, Germany had been described by American political scientists as the model of democracy. - Author: Noam Chomsky
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#90. I strenuously object to the very word "grotesque" which has become hackneyed to the point of nausea ... I would prefer my music to be described as "Scherzo-ish" in quality, or else by three words describing the various degrees of the Scherzo - whimsicality, laughter, mockery. - Author: Sergei Prokofiev
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#91. For her, an orgasm felt more like a sneeze, certainly not the earthquake her friends described, and nowhere close to the shrieks of pleasure from the apartment next door. What would that feel like? To be so overwhelmed as to actually scream? - Author: Cherise Sinclair
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#92. I once read a book by a former alcoholic where she described giving oral sex to two different men, men she'd just met in a restaurant on a busy London high street. I read it and thought, I'm not that bad. This is where the bar is set. - Author: Paula Hawkins
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#93. George Orwell's contention was that it is a sure sign of trouble when things can no longer be called by their right names and described in plain, forthright speech. - Author: Christopher Lasch
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#94. Love cannot be described. It must be tasted. - Author: Rumi
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#95. Some things just can't be described. And stepping onto the moon was one of them. - Author: Buzz Aldrin
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#96. I am a doctor. A.B ... M.A ... PH.D ... ABMAPHID! Abmaphid has been variously described as a wasting disease of the frontal lobes, and as a wonder drug. It is actually both.I'm really very mistrustful. - Author: Edward Albee
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#97. Discernment can be described as the ability to find the root of the matter, and it relies on intuition as well as rational thought. - Author: John C. Maxwell
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#98. There's not alcoholic in the world who wants to be told what to do. Alcoholics are sometimes described as egomaniacs with inferiority complexes. Or, to be cruder, a piece of shit that the universe revolves around. - Author: Anthony Kiedis
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#99. Whenever I hear anything described as a heartless assault on our children I tend to think it's a good idea. - Author: William Kristol
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#100. There is an emanation from the heart in genuine hospitality which cannot be described, but is immediately felt and puts the stranger at once at his ease. - Author: Washington Irving
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