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#1. Increasingly, those who used to teach and write critical or theoretical texts are writing fiction, poetry and so on; and kinds of texts are being produced that call for budding readers rather different from those who studied literature in the past. - Author: Nicholas Royle
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#2. I am surprised that I cannot recall whether my desire to become a minister transformed itself into a wish to lead the more militant life of missionary, by a slow process or suddenly. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#3. I am sure that the sad days and happenings were rare, and that I lived the joyous and careless life of other children; but just because the happy days were so habitual to me they made no impression upon my mind, and I can no longer recall them. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#4. Unlike most other children, - especially unlike those of today - who are eager to become men and women as speedily as possible, I had a terror of growing up, which became more and more accentuated as I grew older. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#5. The most common reason new mothers return to work sooner than they'd like to is because they can't afford to go without their salaries any longer. - Author: Alexa Von Tobel
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#6. To one who reads the spirit of the Gita, it teaches the secret of nonviolence, the secret of realizing self through the physical body. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#7. Egypt, the Egypt of antiquity, at a later time, exercised a mysterious fascination over me. I recognized a picture of it immediately, without hesitation and astonishment, in an illustrated magazine. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#8. I've been told by a lot of people after concerts that they felt the show was just for them. And I try to make it that way. - Author: Barbara Mandrell
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#9. Our thoughts and actions must in no way be determined by the approval or disapproval of our time, but by the binding obligation to a truth which we have recognized. - Author: Adolf Hitler
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#10. But it is true that sometimes an enveloping darkness aids one to clearer vision; as in a panorama building, for example, where the obscurity about the entrance prepares one better for the climax, and gives the scene depicted a more real and vivid appearance. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#11. The moon of a bright silver, which dazzles by its shining, illumines a world which surely is no longer ours; for it resembles in nothing what may be seen in other lands. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#12. Painting and music were the only things I worked at industriously and faithfully. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#13. Holy Istanbul! Your name is the most enchanting one of all names which enchants me. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#14. Most so-called women's work is not recognized as real activity. One reason for this attitude may be that such work is usually associated with helping others' development, rather than with self-enhancement or self-employment. - Author: Jean Baker Miller
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#15. And all around is the desert; a corner of the mournful kingdom of sand. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#16. Writers like Pierre Loti, by contrast, make no secret of loving Istanbul and the Turkish people for the opposite reason: for the preservation of their eastern particularity and their resistance to becoming western. - Author: Orhan Pamuk
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#17. My books were always full of ink blots, always stained and covered with smeared sketches and pictures, which one draws idly when his attention wanders from his task. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#18. It seems to me that it will be very wearisome to be a man. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#19. I was at that time like a fledgling swallow living high up in a niche in the eaves, who from time to time peeps out over the top of its nest with its little bright eyes. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#20. I still held fast to my determination to become a minister; it still seemed to me that that was my duty. I had pledged myself, in my prayers I had given my word to God. How could I therefore break my vow? - Author: Pierre Loti
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#21. It is said that many children who live in the central provinces, away from the ocean, have a great longing to see it. I who had never been away from the monotonous country surrounding us looked forward eagerly to seeing the mountains. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#22. Through the study of fossils I had already been initiated into the mysteries of prehistoric creations. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#23. Often, before returning home, I would take a long and roundabout way and pass by the peaceful ramparts from where I had glimpses of other provinces, and a sight of the distant country. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#24. My emotions lose their force when I endeavor to interpret them, and my words seem very inept. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#25. Only the poor knew the meaning of life; the rich and the safe had to guess. - Author: Charles Bukowski
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#26. My sister and my brother, of whom I have not spoken before, were considerably older than I; it seemed almost as if we belonged to different generations. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#27. Let us be such as help the life of the future. - Author: Zoroaster
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#28. I recall feeling an almost delicious terror when one day I found myself alone in the midst of tall June grasses that grew high as my head. But here the secret working of self consciousness is almost too entangled with the things of the past for me to explain it. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#29. I do not exactly remember at what period I started my museum which absorbed so much of my time. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#30. The pyramid once passed there was still a short way to go before we confronted the Sphinx, in the middle of what our contemporaries have left him of his desert. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#31. It's really easy to be funny. You get a lot of funny people in a room, the show is funny. - Author: Jill Soloway
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#32. I still have in my memory, almost agonizing impressions of a serious illness which I had when I was about eight years old. Those about me called it scarlet fever, and its very name seemed to have a diabolical quality. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#33. It is with the approach of winter that cats ... wear their richest fur and assume an air of sumptuous and delightful opulence. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#34. Cats are possessed of a shy, retiring nature, cajoling, haughty, and capricious, difficult to fathom. They reveal themselves only to certain favored individuals, and are repelled by the faintest suggestion of insult or even by the most trifling deception. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#35. If by chance I seated myself to write, she very slyly, very tenderly, seeking protection and caresses, would softly take her place on my knee and follow the comings and goings of my pen - sometimes effacing, with an unintentional stroke of her paw, lines of whose tenor she disapproved. - Author: Pierre Loti
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#36. I still went to church regularly every Sunday; that is we all went there together. I reverenced the family pew where we had assembled for so many years; and apart from that reason I hold it dear because it is associated in my memory with my mother. - Author: Pierre Loti
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