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#1. My early wounds were the English school system among other things. It wasn't merely the discipline, it was the ways in which boys got what was called the school spirit. - Author: George Woodcock
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#2. You can be bound by physical things, as I am by certain sicknesses, but nevertheless you can still be free to recognize that all initiatives really come from yourself if you don't depend upon structures of government or structures of any kind. - Author: George Woodcock
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#3. Writing a novel is so hard, and there are so many problems that the last thing you're thinking about is adapting this mess you have on your hands as a movie. You just want to get it to work as a novel. That's your main focus. - Author: Maria Semple
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#4. I suppose I'm led to do so by the fact of what happened to my contemporaries - people whom I've admired, people who I thought were ten times better than me when I was in my twenties and early thirties. I may have been right. - Author: George Woodcock
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#5. The liar leads an existence of unutterable loneliness. - Author: Adrienne Rich
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#6. It even has the same phraseology as the English orders of knighthood, companions and this sort of thing. - Author: George Woodcock
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#7. Have you ever sat around while someone held their breath? For a while, it doesn't bother you, but eventually you start holding your breath with them, willing them to breathe. it's one of those automatic reflexes. (Mercy) - Author: Patricia Briggs
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#8. The strongest must seek a way, say you? But I say: let a ploughman plough, but choose an otter for swimming, and for running light over grass and leaf, or over snow- an Elf! - Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
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#9. I began even as a boy to realize how wide the world can be for a man of free intelligence. - Author: George Woodcock
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#10. I like to move among painters, mathematicians, psychologists, people who can tell me something. - Author: George Woodcock
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#11. Orwell was the sort of man who was full of grievances. He was very loyal. Once he got to know you, he was extremely loyal. He hated passionately and irrationally. - Author: George Woodcock
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#12. Now I am a writer who can command fairly good payments from magazines with large circulations, I very often refuse to write for them and still write sometimes for small magazines for nothing. - Author: George Woodcock
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#13. You never know what's lurking in the bloodstream, or skulking under the foreskin, or squatting in the liver, or flitting hither and thither from branch to branch in the bronchial forest. - Author: Ian Martin
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#14. I was allowed to wander where I could. Here is a case in which you search for your independence and allow something creative to come out of that. - Author: George Woodcock
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#15. I was editing Canadian Literature. I didn't want to let Canadian Literature go, so they reached a nice compromise by which I received half a professor's salary. - Author: George Woodcock
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#16. My split with the university was over the fact that I had become involved with helping Tibetans in India. - Author: George Woodcock
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#17. A coward worships the limits of impossibilities, obeys the rule of uncertainty, respects the forces of doubt, and magnifies the fear of failure. - Author: Olarewaju Oladipo
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#18. I was unpopular at school just because I was an intellectual. I always answered all the questions off the top of my head but they nevertheless resented because of that. - Author: George Woodcock
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#19. It doesn't really mean a great deal of difference to a life. You live as you wish to do and if a job is oppressing, you leave it. I've done it on several occasions. - Author: George Woodcock
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#20. What I'm going to be given I gather is not the key to the city, which in many cities is the case. It's the freedom medal, and for me freedom has always been associated traditionally within the city. - Author: George Woodcock
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#21. I love engaging in conversation with other moms because we can relate to one another, and we swap valuable insight and information. - Author: Laila Ali
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#22. I don't believe in kicking away ladders. By that, I mean the ladders by which I ascended as a young writer, small magazines that didn't pay anything, and that sort of thing. - Author: George Woodcock
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#23. When you act dramatically in that way it often has a consequence that is very negative. - Author: George Woodcock
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#24. They decided that unpaid leave could only be granted through the decision of a council that consisted almost entirely of scientists who couldn't understand my reasons for wanting to go so. They said no, no unpaid. So I immediately resigned. - Author: George Woodcock
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#25. She did come from a family of bards, Jake," Atticus said. "Beards?" Dan asked. "Bards," Atticus said with a snort of laughter. "Poets. The learned scholars of Ireland." "I bet they had beards, though," Dan said, and Atticus laughed and threw an eraser at him. "The - Author: Jude Watson
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#26. It is not women's fault if we are so tender. It is in the nature of the lives we live. And further, it would be a terrible catastrophe if men had to live men's lives and women's also. Which is precisely what has happened today
to women. - Author: Selma James
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#27. A man is original when he speaks the truth that has always been known to all good men. - Author: Patrick Kavanagh
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#28. Girls grow up scarred by caution and enter adulthood eager to shake free of their parents' worst nightmares. They still know to be wary of strangers. What they don't know is whether they have more to fear from their friends. - Author: Nancy Gibbs
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#29. Each year of life brings us nearer to our decline, but I will continue to seek a listener until I'm dead in a ditch. - Author: Morrissey
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#30. I believe in that connection between freedom and the city. - Author: George Woodcock
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