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Top 100 Quotes About Symbolic

#1. Incumbents are safe, but party majorities are not. This fosters symbolic votes, message politics and little serious legislating in Congress. - Author: Thomas E. Mann
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#2. When I set out from the boy's attic window, my head was so full of competing plans and complex stratagems that I didn't look where I was going and flew straight into a chimney.
Something symbolic in that. It's what fake freedom does for you. - Author: Jonathan Stroud
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#3. When it comes to meritocracy and diversity, the symbolic is real. And that means that simple actions that reduce bias, such as blind resume or application screening, are a double win: they reduce implicit bias and they help communicate our commitment to meritocracy. - Author: Eric Ries
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#4. The whole of life is symbolic because the whole of it has meaning. - Author: Boris Pasternak
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#5. The personal, if it is deep enough, becomes universal, mythical, symbolic. - Author: Anais Nin
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#6. The answer cannot be found
In the writing of others,
Or the words of a trained mind
In a precious world of memories;
We find ourselves confined - Author: Chuck Schuldiner
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#7. Art is the aesthetic ordering of experience to express meanings in symbolic terms. - Author: Daniel Bell
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#8. Love, I saw now, was an exterior spiritual force that swept through our bodies in the symbolic forms of eros, then bound us materially, skin and bone, in the symbolic moment of birth. - Author: Andrew Klavan
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#9. She feared that she would become a slave to superficial, symbolic duties. - Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
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#10. I firmly believe that intuitive or symbolic sight is not a gift but a skill -
a skill based in self-esteem. - Author: Caroline Myss
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#11. There's no doubt that many of the mainstream white institutions tend to be cosmetic and symbolic when it comes to including African-Americans, whereas we black folk tend to be much more sensitive about embracing others, and we have a long history of that. - Author: Cornel West
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#12. When I saw the rats the first time, I wanted to drop my basket where it was and run away, but we weren t rich enough for symbolic gestures. So I walked. - Author: Paula McLain
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#13. Holi, the spring carnival, when members of all castes mingle and let down their hair, sprinkling one another with cascades of red powder and liquid, symbolic of the blood that was probably used in past centuries. - Author: Wendy Doniger
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#14. Fairytales work on two levels. On a conscious level, they are stories of true love and triumph and overcoming difficult odds and so are pleasurable to read. But they work on a deeper and symbolic level in that they play out our universal psychological dramas and hidden desires and fears. - Author: Kate Forsyth
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#15. Alphabet: a symbolic system used in algebra, with applications that have yet to be discovered by dyslexics and two thirds of college graduates. - Author: Bauvard
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#16. I have a horror of tags and labels. I don't understand, for instance, how people can talk about Bergman's "symbolism". Far from being symbolic, be seems to me, through and almost biological naturalism, to arrive at the spiritual truth about human life that is important to him. - Author: Andrei Tarkovsky
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#17. Computer mediation seems to bathe action in a more conditional light: perhaps it happened; perhaps it didn't. Without the layeredrichness of direct sensory engagement, the symbolic medium seems thin, flat, and fragile. - Author: Shoshana Zuboff
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#18. Presents are symbolic. When you give them in your personal life, they should show that you are paying attention to the person to whom you're giving them. - Author: Judith Martin
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#19. The idea is that the woman's heritage and background are just as important as the man's. Many women see taking a man's name as a gesture of symbolic oppression. It's like saying to the woman, 'Who you are as a person isn't as important as who I am. - Author: Rhoda Janzen
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#20. The protection of human rights to promote the dignity of the individual is too important a matter for symbolic gestures alone. It is only through the pursuit of practical and effective efforts to promote human rights that we show our real commitment to the welfare of individuals and society. - Author: Alexander Downer
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#21. In Britain, the theatre has traditionally been where the public goes to think about its past and debate its future. The formation of the National Theatre, at the Old Vic, near the South Bank, in 1963, institutionalized the symbolic importance of drama by giving it both a building and state funding. - Author: John Lahr
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#22. Love and death are very similar. They're the times in your life when you most want to believe in magic, when you yearn for some symbolic act or retrospective edit that can change the world you find yourself in. - Author: Michael Marshall Smith
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#23. It is the main earthly business of a human being to make his home, and the immediate surroundings of his home, as symbolic and significant to his own imagination as he can. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#24. By a combination of formal training and self study, the latter continuing systematically well into the 1940s, I was able to gain a broad base of knowledge in economics and political science, together with reasonable skills in advanced mathematics, symbolic logic, and mathematical statistics. - Author: Herbert A. Simon
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#25. When I make a film I'm always in reality among the trees, and among the people like yourselves. There's no symbolic or conventional filter between me and reality as there is in literature. The cinema is an explosion of my love for reality. - Author: Pier Paolo Pasolini
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#26. Mars is the symbolic and totally stimulating next objective that could so dominate the next century's exploration efforts. From Mars, the resources of all the asteroids will become readily available. - Author: Buzz Aldrin
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#27. Have you considered that the Bible, like all religious doctrine, may be allegorical and symbolic, to direct us toward one holy entity of love, as opposed to a simplistic litiginous text to direct the behavior of human beings? - Author: Russell Brand
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#28. Every phenomenon on earth is symbolic, and each symbol is an open gate through which the soul, if it is ready, can enter into the inner part of the world, where you and I and day and night are all one. - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#29. the symbolic dimensions of disaster and recovery cannot be separated from political history. Even as buildings and memorials become the touchstones of memory and identity, they are also implicated in larger social, cultural, and political processes. - Author: Lawrence J. Vale
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#30. The fact that the same symbolic programming primitives work for those as work for math kinds of things, I think, really validates the idea of symbolic programming being something pretty general. - Author: Stephen Wolfram
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#31. I don't like the word 'allegorical', I don't like the word 'symbolic' - the word I really like is 'mythic', and people always think that means 'full of lies', whereas of course what it really means is 'full of truth which cannot be told in any other way but a story'. - Author: William Golding
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#32. When you cross a bridge, try to touch it with your hand! That will be a symbolic gratitude for the good service it gives to us! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#33. Men do not have to cook their food; they do so for symbolic reasons to show they are men and not beasts. - Author: Edmund Leach
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#34. Fairy tales are experienced by their hearers and readers, not as realistic, but as symbolic poetry. - Author: Max Luthi
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#35. All of the systems that present different worlds, planes of being and energy centers ultimately fail if you try to make them all-inclusive. They are symbolic representations of something that lies beyond the world of thought and analysis. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#36. The present Anglo-German war is then of symbolic significance. In defending modern civilisation against German nihilism, the English are defending the eternal principles of civilisation. - Author: Leo Strauss
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#37. So much of the literature we had to read for high school English class was filled with victimized, tragic, symbolic women who spurred the plot forward with their inevitable shunning/death/shunning-followed-by-pregnancy-followed-by-death timelines. - Author: Libba Bray
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#38. Play permits the child to resolve in symbolic form unsolved problems of the past and to cope directly or symbolically with present concerns. It is also his most significant tool for preparing himself for the future and its tasks. - Author: Bruno Bettelheim
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#39. What an amazing creative way to magnify, and illuminate the courage of 30 Sheroes whose courage, leadership and character is symbolic of the many unsung Women Sheroes of past and present. - Author: Emory Douglas
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#40. I am pleased to have an enemy who is not symbolic. - Author: Charles Baxter
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#41. The literary fairy tale became an acceptable social symbolic form through which conventionalized motifs, characters, and plots were selected, composed, arranged, and rearranged to comment on the civilizing process and to keep alive the possibility of miraculous change and a sense of wonderment. - Author: Jack D. Zipes
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#42. Sometimes in studying Ramanujan's work, [George Andrews] said at another time, I have wondered how much Ramanujan could have done if he had had MACSYMA or SCRATCHPAD or some other symbolic algebra package. - Author: Robert Kanigel
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#43. Burnt toast is actually fairly symbolic of Motherhood. If you are the one who burned the toast, you scrape if off and eat it yourself. If they burned it, you eat it because the burned it specially for you. - Author: Emily Watts
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#44. The good thing is that all the symbolic elements are gone, and that which really matters - the core - is left. - Author: Anders Fogh Rasmussen
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#45. I always prefer to work in the studio. It isolates people from their environment. They become in a sense ... symbolic of themselves. I often feel that people come to me to be photographed as they would go to a doctor or a fortune teller - to find out how they are. - Author: Richard Avedon
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#46. Tattoos are like stories - they're symbolic of the important moments in your life. Sitting down, talking about where you got each tattoo and what it symbolizes, is really beautiful. - Author: Pamela Anderson
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#47. By now you must have accepted the fact that your religion , in fact, none of the Earthly religions, truly knew what the afterlife would be. All made guesses, and then established these as articles of faith . Though, in a sense, some were near the mark, if you accept their revelations as symbolic . - Author: Philip Jose Farmer
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#48. Every gesture is a gesture from the blood, every expression a symbolic utterance ... Everything is of the blood, of the senses. - Author: Henry Williamson
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#49. Symbolic forms have always been the supports of civilizations, their laws, and their morality. Since symbolic forms are illusions, and illusions sustain civilization, those who rule must maintain illusion. - Author: L.E. Modesitt Jr.
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#50. Our President has given symbolic support to the National Day of Prayer but I believe that our nation needs an impassioned call to our collective knees. - Author: Jonathan Falwell
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#51. The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking. - Author: Deepak Chopra
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#52. Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate. - Author: Alan D. Wolfelt
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#53. Over the long term, symbolic attempts at appearing cool end up replacing honest charity that actually helps people. In most cases, social consciousness, really, is a simplistic strategy to mask a lazy intellect and fulfill a desperate need for attention. - Author: Greg Gutfeld
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#54. I think of my photographs as being obviously symbolic, but not symbolically obvious. - Author: Jerry Uelsmann
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#55. In my defense, the Easter Bunny is the weakest link in magical lore. I mean, you have to admit that the whole thing is ridiculous. A giant rodent who sneaks into people's homes at night to leave eggs filled with candy? How in the world is that symbolic of the Easter celebration? - Author: Autumn Doughton
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#56. Every myth is psychologically symbolic. Its narratives and images are to be read, therefore, not literally, but as metaphors. - Author: Joseph Campbell
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#57. I wished to go completely outside and to make a symbolic start for my enterprise of regenerating the life of humankind within the body of society and to prepare a positive future in this context. - Author: Joseph Beuys
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#58. That's something the head scarf, in a symbolic way, is meant to do in Arabic culture: it defines your relationship to your husband and the men of your family differently than your relationship to the average guy on the street you've never met. - Author: G. Willow Wilson
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#59. Barack Obama's victories in 2008 and 2012 were dismissed by some of his critics as merely symbolic for African Americans. But there is nothing "mere" about symbols. - Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
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#60. The extraordinary and unique quality of the disabled body, I argue, can be seen not only as resisting identification but also, and conversely, as providing a symbolic and actual basis on which to structure a system of identification that seeks to fix individual bodily identity. - Author: Ellen Samuels
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#61. In 1994, the College Board changed the test's name from Scholastic Aptitude Test to the Scholastic Assessment Test. Now according to the College Board, the letters don't stand for anything anymore. Perhaps that itself is symbolic. - Author: Alexandra Robbins
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#62. When women breached the power structure in the 1980s?two economies finally merged. Beauty was no longer just a symbolic form of currency: it literally became money. - Author: Naomi Wolf
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#63. Myths remind us of the symbolic presence within all the lost-and-found adventures that alone can give life meaning. Losing touch with the world of myth means losing the sense that life is deeply meaningful, full of meanings trying to be revealed at each twist and turn in the ongoing drama. - Author: Michael Meade
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#64. I've become invested with this symbolic power. It really does transcend what I'm actually doing and what I actually deserve. - Author: Nate Silver
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#65. Symbolic rearrangement of the past is of course an unavoidable aspect of all human attempts to make sense of the present. - Author: Eamon Duffy
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#66. I think the Bravo test is really important for a number of reasons. It's kind of symbolic. It raises a lot of the issues that are related to the whole controversy over nuclear testing. - Author: Martha Smith
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#67. Ideas are not just counters used by the calculating mind; they are also golden vessels full of living feeling. "Freedom" is not a mere abstraction, it is also an emotion. ~Carl Jung, The Symbolic Life, Pages 310-311. - Author: C. G. Jung
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#68. My mother was an economics professor. I'm proficient in math, and statistics, game theory, symbolic logic and all of that. - Author: Dave Hickey
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#69. Unfortunately, we don't have the option of marriage in our country. We could go to Britain or Spain or Argentina and do something symbolic, but that's not what I want. I want to have the rights of anybody else in my home country. I don't want to be a second-class citizen - Author: Dick Cheney
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#70. But it seems that Abraxas has a much greater significance. We may look upon the name as that of a deity who had the symbolic task of combining the godlike and the devilish." The - Author: Hermann Hesse
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#71. The individual member of the social community often receives his information via visual, symbolic channels." I went back and forth over it, and translated. You know what it means? "People read. - Author: Richard Feynman
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#72. Reconciliation requires changes of heart and spirit, as well as social and economic change. It requires symbolic as well as practical action. - Author: Malcolm Fraser
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#73. Morgan and Catcher said their manly hellos - consisting of a symbolic head bob from Catcher (of the "You're in my lair now" variety) and a responding nod from Morgan (of the "You are clearly the king of this castle" variety). - Author: Chloe Neill
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#74. Yet all myths are symbolic of some truth," she pointed out, "else they would not endure the ages. - Author: Melissa McPhail
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#75. I'm not a religious person. The language of photography is symbolic. - Author: Sebastiao Salgado
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#76. In a profound, symbolic gesture, I am giving you this bar of Vosges I got when we went to Edgartown. You can eat it, or just sit next to it and feel superior. - Author: E. Lockhart
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#77. If you want a symbolic gesture, don't burn the flag; wash it. - Author: Norman Thomas
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#78. I don't believe in symbolic gods.I believe that god exists all around us.In the flow of the river,in the rustle of the trees,in the whisper of the winds. He speaks to us all the time.all we need to do is listen. - Author: Amish Tripathi
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#79. What did it mean, falling at his feet like that? Was it symbolic or what? - Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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#80. The reality comes first, and the symbol comes after. I see these things, and suddenly they become symbolic of life. - Author: Mary Pratt
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#81. It is one thing to say that the dwelling has symbolic and cosmological aspects ... and another to say that it has been erected for ritual purposes and is neither shelter nor dwelling but a temple. - Author: Anatol Rapoport
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#82. I am hopeful that Antarctica in its symbolic robe of white will shine forth as a continent of peace as nations working together there in the cause of science set an example of international cooperation. - Author: Richard E. Byrd
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#83. Golden years' must have been coined by the young. It is doubtful that anyone over seventy would have described this phase of life with such a symbolic word. - Author: Billy Graham
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#84. I was getting a little bored with my hair. It's kind of a symbolic thing, just getting rid of the past, moving forward. It's amazing what a reaction you get when you cut your hair. - Author: Pamela Anderson
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#85. Mass, time , magnetic moment, the unconscious: we have grown up with these symbolic concepts, so that we are startled to be told that man had once to create them for himself. He had indeed, and he has: for mass is not an intuition in the muscle, and time is not bought ready-made at the watchmaker's. - Author: Jacob Bronowski
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#86. Dreams are symbolic in order that they cannot be understood; in order that the wish, which is the source of the dream, may remain unknown. - Author: Carl Jung
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#87. Not to get too deep on shaving my mustache, but it was kind of symbolic of, 'This is a moment of liberation, a chance to reinvent yourself.' That's kind of what I did. - Author: Lester Holt
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#88. It began with meetings, five months before the Apollo 11 launch. The newly formed Committee on Symbolic Activities for the First Lunar Landing gathered to debate the appropriateness of planting a flag on the moon. - Author: Mary Roach
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#89. The maxims of Christian life, which should draw upon the truths of the Gospel, are always partially symbolic of the mind and temperament of those who teach them to us. The former, by their natural sweetness, show us the quality of God's mercy; the latter, by their harshness, show us God's justice. - Author: Madeleine De Souvre, Marquise De ...
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#90. Common knowledge depends not only on me knowing that you receive a message but also on the existence of a shared symbolic system which allows me to know how you understand it. - Author: Michael Suk-Young Chwe
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#91. It is our fall from a simplicity and fullness of life directly experienced, from the sensuous moment of knowing, which leaves a gap that the symbolic can never bridge. - Author: John Zerzan
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#92. Having the vote is just symbolic. There are still many issues on which women don't have any right and, in many countries, where women are given very very few rights. - Author: Sarah Gavron
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#93. I do not diminish the incredible symbolic importance of a black man getting elected president. But my euphoria was a smart guy getting elected president. Maybe for the first time in my lifetime we had elected one of the thousand smartest Americans president. - Author: Aaron Sorkin
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#94. I see some recurring themes: things that feel threaded together, some symbolic references, and songs about some of the big questions, like death. There are a lot of references to weather, too! - Author: Tracy Chapman
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#95. I think a cyber-terrorism attack is overblown, though the threat exists. I think al Qaeda and other groups are more interested in symbolic terrorism, like what they did to the World Trade Center - suicide bombers or something that really has an effect and is meaningful to people. - Author: Kevin Mitnick
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#96. To speak, therefore, of an electric current in the nerves, is to use quite as symbolic an expression as if we compared the action of the nervous principle with light or magnetism. - Author: Johannes P. Muller
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#97. The holiday specifies that everyone recline during the meal. It is a symbolic gesture showing that Jews can eat with leisure because they have been freed from bondage. - Author: Karl Katz
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#98. So we in Congress have a very clear choice. We can take largely symbolic action and sit back and fiddle while Americans burn more gasoline. Or we can pass concrete, effective legislation that will save consumers money while significantly reducing U.S. oil consumption. - Author: Sherwood Boehlert
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#99. on the meanings of the behaviors rather than the behaviors themselves. Chapter 2 reviews the historical roots of identity theory, not only in symbolic interaction, but also, just as crucially, in the cybernetics - Author: Anonymous
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#100. Twango's hospitality, though largely symbolic, does him credit. - Author: Jack Vance
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