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Top 100 Quotes About Affinity

#1. You cannot receive a shock unless you have an electric affinity for that which shocks you.

Henry David Thoreau

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#2. The gravest risks from al Qaeda combine its affinity for big targets and its announced desire for weapons of mass destruction.

Barton Gellman

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#3. I hadn't learned anything new, except that another one of the Dead Elvises had an affinity for the Shop-n-Go. And Jack officially thought I'd lost my last marble.

Brodi Ashton

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#4. The two sisters were connected by neither love nor mutual affinity but by a very small bathroom that could be entered from the bedroom on either side.

Ann Patchett

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#5. Through history it's the novelist who has felt affinity for the violent man who lives in the dark. Where are your sympathies? With the colonial police, the occupier, the rich landlord, the corrupt government, the militaristic state? Or with the terrorist?

Don DeLillo

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#6. Heaven? I don't have an affinity with that place.


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#7. Nay, without thought or conscious desire, might not things external to ourselves vibrate in unison with our moods and passions, atom calling to atom in secret love or strange affinity?

Oscar Wilde

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#8. Attraction isn't wrong. People can't help who they are drawn to and they certainly can't control affinity, as uncommon as it is. What is wrong is acting on inclination if it hurts someone else, namely a significant other.

Donna Lynn Hope

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#9. I love God and I follow Jesus but I just don't have much affinity for the organized folderol of the churches in the Western World.

Larry Norman

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#10. You must feel an affinity for what you are photographing. You must be part of it, and yet remain sufficiently detached to see it objectively. Like watching from the audience a play you already know by heart.

George Rodger

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#11. Whatever bears affinity to cunning is despicable.

Jane Austen

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#12. I cannot go to the houses of my nearest relatives, because I do not wish to be alone. Society exists by chemical affinity, and not otherwise.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#13. My work comes from the experience of crowds, injustice, and aggression ... I feel an affinity for art when it was made a form of existence, like when shamans worked in the territory between men and unknown powers ... I try to bewitch the crowd.

Magdalena Abakanowicz

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#14. The necessity of war, which among human actions is the most lawless, hath some kind of affinity with the necessity of law.

Walter Raleigh

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#15. Prometheus - trickster, rebel and hero - links the realm of the gods with the world of humanity, with which he had such close affinity. His act of stealing fire has been viewed as the foundation of all man's technologies.

Neil MacGregor

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#16. The situation was primordial. The Man beneath prevailed for a moment over the civilised superstructure, the Draper. He pushed at the pedals with archaic violence. So Palaeolithic man may have ridden his simple bicycle of chipped flint in pursuit of his exogamous affinity.


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#17. I have an affinity for Disney and the Princess.

Kidada Jones

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#18. I had an affinity for pandas. Something about clumsy vegetarians struck a chord with me.

Lish McBride

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#19. I generally find an affinity with a lot of the people I play and I suppose if I didn't feel an affinity for them then they wouldn't be particularly good performances.

Hugo Weaving

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#20. Even when they are saturated in the sense of the older theory of valence, the elementary atoms still possess sufficient chemical affinity to bind other seemingly also saturated atoms and groups of atoms, under generation of clearly defined atomic bonds.

Alfred Werner

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#21. The blacks, those magnificent examples of the African race who have maintained their racial purity thanks to their lack of an affinity with bathing, have seen their territory invaded by a new kind of slave: the Portuguese.

Che Guevara

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#22. Well, I am not sure of when my album will be released but my music has a lot of different sounds. I'm a hip-hop/R&B girl at heart, but I love pop music as well, and I even have an affinity for country music. So I would say my music might have something for everyone.


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#23. The very wealthy and the very famous have a much closer affinity with the indigent street person than with the rest of us. There's the narcissism, the addiction, even the outlandish dress. Often they don't put great value in relationships.

Drew Pinsky

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#24. How have relations with Iran and Belarus benefited Venezuela? We are interested in countries that have democracies, that respect human rights, that we have an affinity with. What affinity do we have with Iran?

Henrique Capriles Radonski

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#25. Men often discover their affinity to each other by the mutual love they have for a book.

Samuel Smiles

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#26. Photography has a natural affinity for the strategies of surrealism - the exaltation of chance and eros, the exploration of obsession and the release of the unconscious.

Douglas McCulloh

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#27. I have a natural affinity with children and adults who can't accept adult responsibility.

Dexter Fletcher

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#28. It's incredible to be working with Mr Armani and his team at Emporio Armani. I feel an affinity to the brand ethos and have been a long time admirer of their designs.

Calvin Harris

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#29. Invisible strands of solidarity threaded among strangers who, upon finding out they shared the same religion or nationality, developed an instant affinity.

Elif Shafak

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#30. What drew me to this job is that Univision is a brand unlike any other in all of media. Univision has the highest brand affinity of any brand, and that includes Microsoft and Apple and some of the iconic brands in all of industry.

Randy Falco

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#31. Millions of years ago, in my previous incarnations, I must have been related to swans ... because I can still feel that affinity.

Jean Sibelius

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#32. India, to some extent, courses through my blood. My father was brought up there, and my grandfather served there, and so on. We have a very strong family affinity for the place.

John Gimlette

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#33. There was an undoubted affinity in his mind between the two great passions of his life: revolution and good brew. The taste of one immediately brought to mind the other.

Guy De Maupassant

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#34. There can be little liking where there is no likeness.


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#35. True kindness is a pure divine affinity, Not founded upon human consanguinity. It is a spirit, not a blood relation, Superior to family and station.

Henry David Thoreau

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#36. Even if you have money, access to MoCap technology, and strong choreographic and computer-animation abilities, don't try to make a film like this if you don't have a lot of patience, perseverance and a deep affinity for risk-taking.

Martine Epoque

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#37. Death ... obliterates family resemblance as it does personality: there is no affinity between the living and the dead.

P.D. James

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#38. I rebel at the notion that I can't be part of other groups, that I can't construct identities through elective affinity, that race must be the most important thing about me. Is that what I want on my gravestone: Here lies an African American?

Henry Louis Gates

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#39. Singing seems to be inherent in Filipino, just as it is in my race. That's why I have this affinity with Filipinos.

Luke Evans

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#40. It's the best marriage of songs and production. But I have to say, I have an affinity for Bossanova.

Joey Santiago

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#41. There seems to be in us a sort of affinity to musical modes and rhythms, which makes some philosophers say that the soul is a tuning, others, that it possesses tuning.


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#42. Was there some subtle affinity between the chemical atoms that shaped themselves into form and colour on the canvas and the soul that was within him? Could it be that what that soul thought, they realized? -- that what it dreamed, they made true?

Oscar Wilde

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#43. Americans share an affinity to establish a distinctive identity and know one's self in a physiological, psychological, and spiritual sense, and we strive to attain self-actualization, self-realization, and/or bliss.

Kilroy J. Oldster

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#44. Jack gazed down at the black surface of the sea. He felt and affinity with the ocean, as if it were a kindred spirit. The knowledge that every drop of water had always been a drop of water, practically since the stars were formed. Water was infinite and immortal.

David Llewellyn

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#45. We had some wonderful people raising us, but they still weren't our parents. As you get older, it gets distorted and convoluted, complicated, and, of course, you start looking for attention, affection, affinity in all the wrong places and in all the wrong ways.

Natalie Cole

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#46. The success of many books is due to the affinity between the mediocrity of the author's ideas and those of the public.

Nicolas Chamfort

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#47. See here, if we can establish an affinity with the eternal, ever-living Creator, then is it not likely that this affinity, this relationship, if you like, will endure beyond the death of the material body?

Stephen R. Lawhead

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#48. I have an affinity for the law. I like looking at the small type on contracts, and if I could have afforded law school, I probably would have gone.

Octavia Spencer

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#49. One never reaches home,' she said. 'But where paths that have an affinity for each other intersect, the whole world looks like home, for a time.

Hermann Hesse

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#50. After realising my natural affinity towards surrealism several years ago I decided to study it's origins and definitions.

Trevor Dunn

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#51. I'd always liked her in a way I never had to think about, like the fact of my own hands.

Emma Cline

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#52. I think Miller is better looking than that guy," Sunny says. "Yeah, but you have an unusual affinity for yetis, so that's not really a surprise.

Helena Hunting

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#53. Somehow I find it easier to inhabit characters if they are a little bit pathetic. I do seem to have an affinity with pathetic people.

Tom Hollander

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#54. From time to time, I am asked
by people with an alarming lack of tact
why a man like myself, who has demonstrated an affinity for working with children, has none of his own. Other people's children are quite enough, thank you.

Rupert Giles

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#55. I've always had an affinity for growing things.

Maynard James Keenan

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#56. God does not rule the world outwardly by gravitation and chemical affinity, but inwardly in the heart of man: as is your soul, so will the destiny be of the world in which you live and do.

Egon Friedell

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#57. The tech community is a closely knit group, which is why it's so powerful. All of these companies have an affinity for each other, even if they compete with each other.

Ron Conway

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#58. I don't know why I have these dreams. I've never wanted to be Pope. In fact, I have a greater affinity to Martin Luther.

Peter Ustinov

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#59. Oh, go right ahead,' she replied. 'You seem to have such an affinity for canines.'
'Clearly,' he shot back, keeping his voice low so that Mary could not hear, 'they are not so different from women. Both breeds hang on my every word.

Julia Quinn

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#60. I've always had an affinity for lawyers. My dad is a lawyer. He's retired now. My brother is a lawyer.

Scott Bakula

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#61. He understood her affinity to the water, inspiring as it was beautiful, and soothing to the soul. Standing there that morning, he realized he would never be able to look at the ocean again without thinking of her, and somehow he was still comforted by that thought.

D.A. Henneman

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#62. I didn't have an affinity for horror. But I knew that commercially it was viable.

Jack Kirby

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#63. I grew up with such an affinity to cats. I adore the way that they think and operate.

Guy Pearce

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#64. Well, first of all, I grew up in New York City, going to first a public school, then a private school, and when I got to the private school in Manhattan, I learned of what we called 'The Promised Land,' which are the Hamptons. I've always had an affinity for the Hamptons.

Mark Feuerstein

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#65. She was playing it like we had an affinity because we'd both been thrown over by you. The 'Dumped by Gideon Sisterhood.'"
He glanced at me with cold eyes. "Don't be catty. It doesn't suit you.

Sylvia Day

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#66. The process of writing and directing drives you to such extremes that it's natural to feel an affinity with insanity. I approach that madness as something dangerous, and I'm afraid, but also I want to go to it, to see what's there, to embrace it. I don't know why, but I'm drawn.

Dario Argento

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#67. A writer doesn't write about just anything. He writes about things he has an affinity for.

Antonio Munoz Molina

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#68. Why do we love our grandparents so much? Part of the reason I think has to do with the tremendous natural affection and affinity that kids have for older people, whether they are their actual grandparents or not.

Willard Scott

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#69. Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world ... Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.

Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

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#70. The closest thing to a law of nature in business is that form has an affinity for expense, while substance has an affinity for income.

Dee Hock

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#71. The Law of Love, call it attraction, affinity, cohesion if you like, governs the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

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#72. I've got German, Cornish and Scottish ancestry. It might help explain my affinity for forests, the sea, and fatty foods.

Kyle MacLachlan

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#73. I have to say, I have an affinity for Bossanova. It's very warm-sounding to me - lush and simple. I like that.

Joey Santiago

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#74. But time and distance is nothing in the face of true affinity ...

Eleanor Catton

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#75. Sweets [Edison] can say more with one note than any other Jazz player alive ... an approach that stresses simplicity, glorious tone, natural potency and an unmatched affinity. He is a unique stylist in our music.

Oscar Peterson

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#76. Youth's longing misconceived inconsistency.
Those whom I deemed
Changed to my kin, the friends of whom I dreamed,
Have aged and lost our old affinity:
One has to change to stay akin to me.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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#77. My father was everything to me. Unlike my mother - I didn't have a special affinity with her.

Giovanna Cau

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#78. I work with gang members, and I feel a kind of affinity and gift, even. But who would've thunk it, you know? I mean, I didn't anticipate it.

Greg Boyle

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#79. I just really have an affinity for women. Watching them go through journeys is more interesting to me than watching men.

Richard LaGravenese

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#80. For the first time she knew and loved the Spirit of good and beauty, an affinity to which affords the greatest bliss that our nature can receive.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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#81. Peter Beard is one of those people I've known a long time. We have an affinity. We share certain values.

Terry Southern

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#82. You feel an affinity with younger actors, because, you know, it's a very insecure job. And it can be a long time before you feel like, you know, things might be all right.

Ben Mendelsohn

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#83. Something very significant appears to be happening in America. There is a dramatic shift in voter affinity toward the GOP, and it may prove to be the mountain-too-high for Barack Obama's campaign.

Bob Beauprez

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#84. Friendship takes place between those who have an affinity for one another, and is a perfectly natural and inevitable result. No professions nor advances will avail ... It is a drama in which the parties have no part to act.

Henry David Thoreau

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#85. 'Affinity' is beautiful and intense, with no laughs. It's a rather delicate and emotional love story, with a spooky element.

Andrew Davies

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#86. Jacques Derrida is a very important thinker and philosopher who has made serious contributions to both philosophy and literary criticism. Roland Barthes is the one I feel most affinity for, and Michel Foucault, well, his writing influenced my novel, 'Middlesex.'

Jeffrey Eugenides

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#87. You could draw certain parallels between the structure of the Pompidou and the structure of the rocket-launching facilities at Cape Canaveral. They might not have been thinking about it, but I think there is some kind of unconscious affinity there.

Kenneth Frampton

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#88. I have this personal affinity for the desert. I am fascinated by the desert. I love it.

Erika Slezak

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#89. If I could film, we'd film every episode of 'Doctor Who' in New York. I have an affinity with the city. It has some wonderful locations and it is devastatingly vast and huge. Central Park looks amazing on camera.

Matt Smith

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#90. We will arrive at the universal not by abandoning our particularity but by turning it into a way of reaching others, by virtue of that mysterious affinity which makes situations mutually understandable.

Maurice Merleau Ponty

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#91. There are plenty of opportunities for common grounds that we need to explore and strengthen. The Hispanic community has a strong affinity for our relationship with Israel.

Bob Menendez

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#92. The affinity of blood or pure haemoglobins for oxygen is a complex phenomenon, depending upon a number of conditions, the most important of which are temperature and hydrogen ion concentration.

August Krogh

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#93. It is a great bond to dislike the same things.

George Santayana

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#94. Lotta people don't realize when you grow up with people, you have an affinity, a relationship you don't get with anyone else. After you're twenty years old, anyone you meet after that, it's different from the people you knew before.

Joseph Jarman

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#95. Brands are the solution, not the problem. Brands are how you sort out the cesspool ... Brand affinity is clearly hard wired. It is so fundamental to human existence that it's not going away. It must have a genetic component.

Eric Schmidt

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#96. According to Abdul Kalam Azad, 'It is one of the greatest frauds on the people to suggest that religious affinity can unite areas which are geographically, economically, linguistically and culturally different.

Taslima Nasrin

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#97. The novel has become the leading hero in the drama of literary development in our time precisely because it best of all reflects the tendencies of a new world still in the making; it is, after all, the only genre born of this new world and in total affinity with it.

Mikhail Bakhtin

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#98. Gay men are perfect men for girls who are tough. They're not threatened by strong women, and they're usually very in touch with their feelings and pay attention to details. I've always had an affinity with gay men.

Madonna Ciccone

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#99. Danny and Vinny both thought the problem in this case was Eisman's affinity for Bear Stearns. The most hated firm on Wall Street, famous mainly for its total indifference to the good opinion of its competitors, Eisman identified with the place!

Michael Lewis

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#100. When he was alive, you shared a great affinity. A love of writing, books, Shakespeare, journalism, a certain way of looking at the world," Marla says. "You must have felt very validated by him, understood for who you were. Your incredible connection to him was very empowering.

Donna Jackson Nakazawa

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