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#1. You should never rely on interviews with musicians as being factual. Most of them are mangled and even have made up stuff in them, that is to say, made up stuff by the writer or editor. - Author: Frank Black
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#2. You get to a point where the factual adjudication doesn't matter because there are all these other outlets that are far less responsible, all talking about the ad, some of which have a political reason for promoting it. - Author: David Brock
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#3. I do my best to build a strong factual foundation for each of my novels and rely upon my author's notes to keep my conscience clear. - Author: Sharon Kay Penman
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#4. I don't give a damn for anybody's opinion, I only care about the facts. So I'm not an enthusiast for diversity of opinion where factual matters are concerned. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#5. The breathtaking inanity of the [school] Board's decision is evident when considered against the factual backdrop which has now been fully revealed through this trial. - Author: John E. Jones III
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#6. If all with doubts about the factual basis of their religion will but commit to their resolution through direct and unfettered inquiry, our country - and with it the world - will see a rebirth of Liberty, - Author: Thomas Paine
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#7. I think it's important never to look yourself up on Wikipedia. I think the temptation to correct any interesting factual errors would be too much. - Author: Marcus Brigstocke
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#8. I can't bring you absolute truth in the detailed factual sense. All I can do is bring you an interpretation as I understand it. That's all you can ever get from an actor. - Author: Colin Firth
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#9. Rule number one: your accounts must always present a true and factual picture of your business operations.' 'And what's the other rule?' asked Arvind. 'Rule number two is to occasionally forget rule number one. - Author: Ashwin Sanghi
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#10. our version of the same event is also likely to be a reflection upon our own situation and suffering rather than a dispassionate and wholly factual account. We - Author: Karen Armstrong
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#11. Fiction connects: past and present; the great and the small; the surface with the depths. Fiction brings out the innermost, invisible springs of life that cannot be revealed in factual narratives. - Author: Varley O'Connor
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#12. Several generations of high school students have grown up ignoring and disbelieving everything they've heard from government and police about drugs, including information that was factual and valid, because they discovered for themselves that most of what has been taught to them was simply not true. - Author: Ann Shulgin
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#13. I'm hunting for the truth. It might be a kind of poetic truth, and not just a factual one, because behind everything that happens to you, there is another truth, a secret life. - Author: Anne Sexton
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#14. I had been working on this series called 'Everything Dies,' and it was basically me doing non-fiction essays, responding to religion and stuff like that, and I really got into this ideas of telling factual stories via comics. - Author: Box Brown
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#15. When you think of how history is revealed, we know certain things to be facts at certain periods of time, which turn out not to be so factual as time marches on. - Author: John Malkovich
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#16. You can get a subjective and highly factual dossier on most anyone in the public realm almost instantly. It's why publishers don't worry about author photos any more; people just Google a person and get on with things. - Author: Douglas Coupland
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#17. He was able to sit in silence for long stretches without feeling a need to make small talk. - Author: Charles R. Cross
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#18. It's very hard to dramatise something factual and not make it look overdone, but also not to make it look so under-dramatised that it's dull. - Author: Julia Sawalha
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#19. The hypothesis may be put forward, to be tested by the s subsequent investigation, that this development has been in large part a matter of the reciprocal interaction of new factual insights and knowledge on the one hand with changes in the theoretical system on the other. - Author: Talcott Parsons
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#20. Myth isn't about factual or historical truth, but about a deeper truth. In ancient times, people saw myth in a very different light - as a vehicle that can transmit and carry a subtlety and richness of experience that simply cannot be conveyed by linear, conceptual forms of language. - Author: Adyashanti
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#21. To discover the exact location of a 'thing' is a simple matter of factual research. To discover the exact location of a person: where to locate the self? - Author: Nadine Gordimer
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#22. The Civil War won formal rights for Negroes, but failed to win social justice and factual democracy. The actual result has been segregation, and fear and ignorance for both whites and blacks. - Author: Paul Goodman
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#23. The abilities distinctive of human beings are abilities of intellect and will. The relevant abilities of intellect are thought, imagination (the cogitative and creative imagination rather than the image-generating faculty), personal (experiential) and factual memory, reasoning and selfconsciousness. - Author: P.M.S. Hacker
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#24. Factual truth is always related to other people [ ... ]. It is political by nature. - Author: Hannah Arendt
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#25. So the point of my keeping a notebook has never been, nor is it now, to have an accurate factual record of what I have been doing or thinking. That would be a different impulse entirely, an instinct for reality which I sometimes envy but do not possess. - Author: Joan Didion
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#26. Religion in modern society is only artificially kept together and upheld by the Church and by those Governments to whose social or private interest it is that it should flourish. - Author: Armin Vambery
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#27. At least one thing is certain: Chris and I are inextricably connected. Do I have factual reasons to know this? Proof? Assurances? No None.
Some people believe in God; I believe in Chris. - Author: Jessica Park
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#28. I am not being negative, I am simply being factual when I say Kevin Rudd is the best friend the people smugglers have ever had - Author: Tony Abbott
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#29. The fanciful is as much a part of our reality as the factual. - Author: Marty Rubin
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#30. Truth is what is true, and it's not necessarily factual. Truth and fact are not the same thing. Truth does not contradict or deny facts, but it goes through and beyond facts. This is something that it is very difficult for some people to understand. Truth can be dangerous. - Author: Madeleine L'Engle
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#31. At Harvard, direct cinema was the core of the film department, and most of the students were trying to make socially conscious works, but I was trying to combine fiction and non-fiction to show how our seemingly factual world is constituted through fantasy and stories. - Author: Joshua Oppenheimer
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#32. Truthfullness to life-both fantasy life and factual life-is the basis of all great art. - Author: Maurice Sendak
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#33. There is nothing which indicates the inspiration of the Scriptures more than the factual and faithful record of men and their failures ... These records are for our warning and instruction. They show us how sinful man needs God. - Author: Billy Graham
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#34. Somebody who is purified with life enough would be able to read your feeling before it becomes a word in your mouth. It is not very hard to understand - and you meet people like that. Almost everything is very factual and scientific and not exaggerated. - Author: Karan Bajaj
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#35. The spirit of rebellion can only exist in a society where a theoretical equality conceals great factual inequalities. The problem of rebellion, therefore, has no meaning except within our own Western society. - Author: Albert Camus
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#36. Define history. Was it the sequence of factual past events, the stories about the factual sequence of past events, or the interpretation of the stories about past events? - Author: Josh Lanyon
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#37. Skepticism is essential to the quest for knowledge, for it is in the seedbed of puzzlement that genuine inquiry takes root. Without skepticism, we may remain mired in unexamined belief systems that are accepted as sacrosanct yet have no factual basis in reality. - Author: Paul Kurtz
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#38. We were all journalists, professional truth-seekers, but one thing we knew about the truth that laymen were prone to disregard was that it need not be literal or factual; the unpredictable human personality was itself a fact. - Author: Walter Kirn
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#39. Any factual errors that remain are entirely the fault of Bob, who snuck into the offices at DAW to try to sabotage my book. I hate that guy. - Author: Jim C. Hines
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#40. Lead generation excels when a campaign is looking to capture a piece of factual intelligence that could never be modelled or predicted through profiling and sophisticated propensity algorithms. - Author: Chris Cunningham
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#41. To believe in nothing is as ridiculous as to believe in everything. Reason and factual evidence may convert a belief into knowledge. - Author: Felix Alba-Juez
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#42. Factual titling satisfies and is pure by its lack of bamboozlement. - Author: Robert Genn
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#43. I spend several years trying to get inside the brain and heart of my subjects, listening to the interior monologues in their letters, and when I have to bridge the chasms between the factual evidence, I try to make an intuitive leap through the eyes and motivation of the person I'm writing about. - Author: Irving Stone
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#44. The past exists not as a factual recounting of what happened, but as an experience that we are constantly recreating in our mind which means we CAN change the past! - Author: Bill Crawford
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#45. However, it should in no way be associated with that great body of factual information relating to orthodox Zen Buddhist practice. It's not very factual on motorcycles either. - Author: Robert M. Pirsig
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#46. We have a habit of turning to scientists when we want factual answers and artists when we want entertainment, but where are the facts about the nature of the self? Neurologists peering at PET scans and fMRIs know they aren't seeing the soul in there. - Author: James Gleick
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#47. There's a certain kind of research you have to listen to - the factual stuff, not opinion. Facts are facts. Sugar is sweet - it's not a matter of opinion. It just is. - Author: Paul Rand
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#48. Her prettiness was factual and obvious, the way a flag was patriotic or a puppy was cute - not an interesting prettiness, but also not contingent on taste. - Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
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#49. Newspapers ascribe the word "climber" to any person who falls in the mountains or off a rock. To refer to anyone who falls in the mountains as ... a climber ... is as factual as to say that anyone who sits down at a piano is a pianist. - Author: Pat Ament
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#50. Judgment is more than skill. It sets forth on intellectual seas beyond the shores of hard indisputable factual information. - Author: Kingman Brewster Jr.
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#51. They are the humans who are intelligent enough to have insight of every single molecular underpinning of the warmth of love, and yet not let that factual knowledge ruin the romance in a relationship. - Author: Abhijit Naskar
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#52. The propositions of mathematics are devoid of all factual content; they convey no information whatever on any empirical subject matter. - Author: Carl Gustav Hempel
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#53. Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry
out a death sentence properly reached. - Author: Antonin Scalia
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#54. The point, of course, is that science increasingly allows us to identify aspects of our minds that cause us to deviate from norms of factual and moral reasoning - norms which, when made explicit, are generally acknowledged to be valid by all parties. - Author: Sam Harris
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#55. References to all works of art, tombs, tunnels, and architecture in Rome are entirely factual - Author: Dan Brown
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#56. What resists phenomenology within us--natural being, the 'barbarian' source Schelling spoke of--cannot remain outside phenomenology. The philosopher must bear his shadow, which is not simply the factual absence of future light. - Author: Maurice Merleau Ponty
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#57. Even if we can agree that some things are natural and some are not, what follows from this? The answer is: nothing. There is no factual reason to suppose that what is natural is good (or at least better) and what is unnatural is bad (or at least worse). - Author: Julian Baggini
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#58. I think you can be tough and aggressive with facts in a way that you cannot be tough and aggressive with emotional retorts. Most of the people that try to be tough on TV are really just being emotional and not factual. - Author: John Sununu
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#59. I am very bad at factual exams, yes-or-no questions, but can spread my wings with essays. - Author: Oliver Sacks
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#60. It is not solely or chiefly in virtue of the divine image that man effectively resembles God, but in virtue of his consciousness of being an image and the movement whereby the soul, passing in a way through itself, avails itself of the factual resemblance in order to attain to God. - Author: Etienne Gilson
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#61. Cut through the ridicule and search for factual information in most of the skeptical commentary and one is usually left with nothing. This is not surprising. After all, how can one rationally object to a call for scientific examination of evidence? Be skeptical of the skeptics. - Author: Bernard Haisch
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#62. Fictional comedy tells us that the writer is remarkable. Factual comedy tells us that the world is remarkable. I suppose I prefer to live in a remarkable world. - Author: Dave Gorman
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#63. I have spent my life in a painstaking effort to tell about things as they are to me, so that they will not sound like autobiography but simply like notes, like factual reports. - Author: Mary Francis Kennedy Fisher
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#64. Mathematics, which most of us see as the most factual of all sciences, constitutes the most colossal metaphor imaginable, and must be judged, aesthetically as well as intellectually in terms of the success of this metaphor. - Author: Norbert Wiener
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#65. The end of man (as a factual anthropological limit) is announced to thought from the vantage of the end of man (as a determined opening or the infinity of a telos ). Man is that which is in relation to his end, in the fundamentally equivocal sense of the word. Since always. - Author: Jacques Derrida
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#66. Ressentiment must therefore be strongest in a society like ours, where approximately equal rights (political and otherwise) or formal social equality, publicly recognized, go hand in hand with wide factual differences in power, property, and education. - Author: Max Scheler
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#67. Emotion is created by a cause, whether that cause is factual or imaginary does not matter, as longer as the believer holds it as true. - Author: Bangambiki Habyarimana
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#68. ... Whenever the man of science introduces his personal value judgment, a full understanding of the facts ceases. - Author: Max Weber
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#69. Should our moral beliefs really prove to be dependent on factual assumptions shown to be incorrect, it would be hardly moral to defend them by refusing to acknowledge the facts. - Author: Friedrich August Von Hayek
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#70. As factual and thoughtful literature began to seep in, against the Nazis' will, and replace the reams of Nazi propaganda, I began to see the German Jew in his historical role, in his good as well as his bad light. - Author: Martha Dodd
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#71. There are not the same factual shows anymore - children's TV has become much more trivial. - Author: Johnny Ball
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#72. But the truth is, nothing delights me more than a biography of one of the truly great that proves he or she was an absolute shit. - Author: Mordecai Richler
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#73. The line between fiction and fact is at times factual and at times fictional - Author: Pushkar Ganesh Vaidya
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#74. I usually think of art as having a measurable content of nourishment, whether factual or emotional or whatever, and I try to make sure that whatever I do has as much nourishment as I can muster. - Author: Jeffrey Lewis
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#75. It is not enough to call yourself a 'free thinker' just because you can change your beliefs. A whole mess of people change their beliefs based on what is fashionable rather than what is factual, which, by always following the crowd, would be the complete opposite of the beauty of a free thinker. - Author: Criss Jami
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#76. We do not have to dig deep into history to understand the reality. The examples of Saddam Hussain, who was executed after a sham trial and the case of Muammar Gaddafi, who killed after surrendering in broad daylight, have given enough factual reality to understand the painful truth. - Author: Nilantha Ilangamuwa
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#77. The spirit of rebellion can exist only in a society where a theoretical equality conceals great factual inequalities. The - Author: Albert Camus
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#78. The Romantics didn't need [the bible] because they found their own fire; but almost every other quasi-revolt has gone back to it, because when the heart revolts, it wants outrageous things that cannot possibly be factual. Robes and incense and larger-than-life and miracles and heroes. - Author: Jeanette Winterson
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#79. I didn't want to write this
even to think of you
afraid the thought would curl
would tangle & make you
common & factual as light. - Author: Jake Adam York
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#80. It is often assumed that science starts from facts and eschews counter-factual theories. Nothing could be further from the truth. What is one of the basic assumptions of the scientific world-view? That the variety of events that surrounds us is held together by a deeper unity. - Author: Paul Feyerabend
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#81. I have to conclude that fiction is better at 'the truth' than a factual record, - Author: Doris Lessing
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#82. The more the words of others impressed him with their factual content, the more he felt he must wait for his own facts before being tempted into words. - Author: Louis Zukofsky
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#83. Though the details differ across the world, no known culture lacks some version of the time-consuming, wealth consuming, hostility provoking rituals, the anti-factual, counter-productive fantasies of religion. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#84. Look, taste is clearly the crudest of our senses: this is scientifically, objectively factual. It is less nuanced. Eyesight is extraordinary - hearing, touch. I find people who devote their whole lives to taste a little strange. - Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
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#85. The depreciation of historical fact is deeply, and probably functionally, ingrained in the ideology of the scientific profession, the same profession that places the highest of all values upon factual details of other sorts. - Author: Thomas S. Kuhn
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#86. The positive thinker is a hard-headed, tough-minded, and factual realist. He sees all the difficulties clearly ... which is more than can be said for the average negative thinker. But he sees more than difficulties - he tries to see the solutions of those difficulties. - Author: Norman Vincent Peale
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#87. Everything I tell you is true, but this is factual. - Author: Mort Sahl
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#88. I don't know what's good, or bad, or true. I let God worry about truth. I just want to know the momentary fact of things. Life isn't good, or bad, or true. It's merely factual. It's sensual. It's alive! - Author: Paddy Chayefsky
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#89. It is the desire for explanations that are at once systematic and controllable by factual evidence that generates science; and it is the organization and classification of knowledge on the basis of explanatory principles that is the distinctive goal of the sciences. - Author: Ernest Nagel
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#90. Liberals dispute that Reagan won the Cold War on the basis of their capacity to put mocking quotation marks around the word, won. That's pretty much the full argument: Restate a factual proposition with sneering quote marks. - Author: Ann Coulter
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#91. The solution is commitment to whatever is in front of you;
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It's not always what you wanna do but the options in front of you - Author: Bandile Matsenjwa
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#92. In truth, factual information - names or dates - have never interested me much. Those things are like an alien language that can interfere with the language of the painting, or even prevent its emergence. - Author: Gerhard Richter
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#93. It is probably safe to say that all the changes of factual knowledge which have led to the relativity theory, resulting in a very great theoretical development, are completely trivial from any point of view except their relevance to the structure of a theoretical system. - Author: Talcott Parsons
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#94. You need the kind of objectivity that makes you forget everything you've heard, clear the table, and do a factual study like a scientist would. - STEVE - Author: Ryan Holiday
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#95. You show me ten men who cherish some religious doctrine or political ideology, and I'll show you nine men whose minds are utterly impervious to any factual evidence which contradicts their beliefs, and who regard the producer of such evidence as a criminal who ought to be suppressed. - Author: H. Beam Piper
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#96. The thing that most attracts me to historical fiction is taking the factual record as far as it is known, using that as scaffolding, and then letting imagination build the structure that fills in those things we can never find out for sure. - Author: Geraldine Brooks
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#97. Widespread acceptance of a fact is not a proof of its validity. - Author: Dan Brown
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#98. Factual information alone isn't sufficient to guide you through life's labyrinthine tests. You need and deserve regular deliveries of uncanny revelation. One of your inalienable rights as a human being should therefore be to receive a mysteriously useful omen every day of your life. - Author: Rob Brezsny
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#99. The American West is just arriving at the threshold of its greatness and growth. Where the West of yesterday is glamorized in our fiction, the future of the American West now is both fabulous and factual. - Author: Lyndon B. Johnson
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#100. Imagination should give wings to our thoughts but we always need decisive experimental proof, and when the moment comes to draw conclusions and to interpret the gathered observations, imagination must be checked and documented by the factual results of the experiment. - Author: Louis Pasteur
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