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Top 91 Words In Action Quotes

#1. My father-in-law, Barney Rawlings, spent a couple of months hiding out in France in 1944, frantically memorizing a few French words to pass himself off as a Frenchman, but his ordeal had not inspired in me any action until I started taking a French class. - Author: Bobbie Ann Mason
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#2. There are manifold tones of mental life, or, in other words, our psychic life may be lived at different heights, now nearer to action, now further removed from it, according to the degree of our attention to life. - Author: Henri Bergson
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#3. The greatest religious problem today is how to be both a mystic and a militant; in other words how to combine the search for an expansion of inner awareness with effective social action, and how to feel one's true identity in both. - Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
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#4. Be of good spirit, walk in silence, push forth more actions than words. - Author: Henry Johnson Jr
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#5. Mr. Head stood very still and felt the action of mercy touch him again but this time he knew that there were no words in the world that could name it. He understood that it grew out of agony, which is not denied to any man and which is given in strange ways to children. - Author: Flannery O'Connor
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#6. When the characters are really alive before their author, the latter does nothing but follow them in their action, in their words, in the situations which they suggest to him. - Author: Luigi Pirandello
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#7. Trust in the silent doers. It is far more difficult to put your dreams into action than into flowery words. - Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
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#8. The only knowledge that can truly orient action is knowledge that frees itself from mere human interests and is based in Ideas in other words knowledge that has taken a theoretical attitude. - Author: Jurgen Habermas
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#9. One small action of love can do far, far more for a soul than all the most beautiful words in the world. - Author: Eileen Caddy
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#10. Deeds, rather than words, express my concept of the part religion should play in everyday life. I have watched constantly that in our movie work the highest moral and spiritual standards are upheld, whether it deals with fable or with stories of living action. - Author: Walt Disney Company
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#11. In Zen, actions speak louder than words. Doing is more important than knowing, and knowledge which cannot be translated into action is of little worth. - Author: Thich Thien-An
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#12. An animal of only instinct, Johnny Ferret, has in his actions drama, but no theater; theater requires that you draw a circle around the action and observe it from outside the circle; in other words, self-consciousness is theater. - Author: Mary Ruefle
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#13. Wars and conflicts begin in the mind, then they are expressed in words and then executed through physical action, so personal transformation is intricately connected with the social and political transformation. - Author: Satish Kumar
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#14. Hope and wishes for all that delights will sour in the midst of action not taken and words unsaid. - Author: Maximillian Degenerez
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#15. Genuine courtesy is a creation, like pictures, like music. It is a harmonious blending of voice, gesture and movement, words and action, in which generosity of conduct is expressed. It reveals the man himself and has no ulterior purpose. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#16. Once I came across two ideographs for the word "love." The first contained the root words "heart" and "hand" and "action"-love as hands and heart in action together. The other ideograph, for "passionate love," was formed of "heart," "to tell," and "a long thread. - Author: Joy Kogawa
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#17. My first memory of the Rolling Stones is listening to 'Satisfaction' at a sixth-grade slumber party at a friend's house in Ankara, Turkey, where my family was living at the time. In the middle of our sleepover, my friend's dad stopped the record when he heard the words 'girlie action!' - Author: Gayle King
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#18. As the United Nations pushes for jurisdiction over the globe, it is important to remember how it has acted in Bosnia. The character of an institution, no less than of an individual, is revealed through actions, not words. - Author: Wendy McElroy
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#19. Morality existed only in action. It arose out of action: was formed and tested in action: expressed itself in action. That was why we mustn't cheapen it with words - Author: C.P. Snow
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#20. Life is a sewer and we are all but swimmers within it. Smart people do the backstroke. (In other words you gotta have a giggle.) - Author: Stephen B. Pearl
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#21. I am not a teacher in my heart," she said. "I am a doer, and all these little shitheads in front of me are do-nothings. There is racism in the world and they acknowledge it, but they sit in class listening to bullshit professors. Give me a bricklayer with a racist attitude. It is just more honest. - Author: Allan Dare Pearce
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#22. Be assertive, in speech and in conduct. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#23. I don't believe in signs. I believe in words, and action, and doing. And what you're doing is sitting and waiting and that is one hundred percent unacceptable. - Author: Lauren Blakely
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#24. Do not analyze things to death. Sometimes the best strategy is, "Ready, fire, aim." Do it first , then make adjustments. The answer lies in action-not in words. - Author: Philip Toshio Sudo
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#25. When you speak and represent the person of Jesus Christ in all actions of your life, people are drawn to that. You set the standard with your actions. The words can come after. - Author: Kurt Warner
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#26. They deceive themselves who believe that union with God consists in ecstasies or raptures, and in the enjoyment of Him. For it consists in nothing except the surrender and subjection of our will - with our thoughts, words and actions - to the will of God. - Author: Teresa Of Avila
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#27. I feel that I deserve to hear just some words to justify the actions of an organization that I have honored and promoted every day of my nearly 30-year existence in it. - Author: Mookie Wilson
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#28. Love is an act of will, both an intention and an action. "Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth" (1 John 3:18). ~Jason Versey - Author: Jason Versey
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#29. I would not have thee believe in what I say nor trust in what I do - for my words are naught but thy own thoughts in sound and my deeds thy own hopes in action. - Author: Khalil
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#30. True love requires action. We can speak of love all day long, we can write notes or poems that proclaim it, sing songs that praise it, and preach sermons that encourage it but until we manifest that love in action, our words are nothing but sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. - Author: Dieter F. Uchtdorf
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#31. True courage scorns to vent her prowess in a storm of words; and to the valiant action speaks alone. - Author: Tobias Smollett
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#32. Quite often in history action has been the echo of words. An era of talk was followed by an era of events. The new barbarism of the twentieth century is the echo of words bandied about by brilliant speakers and writers in the second half of the nineteenth. - Author: Eric Hoffer
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#33. And yet, on balance, affirmative action has, I think, been a qualified success." A 13-word sentence with five hedging words. I give it first prize as the most wishy-washy sentence in modern public discourse, - Author: William Zinsser
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#34. In the 'Hurt Locker' there's a lot of me in there, a sense of humor, a man of few words and a lot of action. - Author: Jeremy Renner
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#35. The value of teaching without words and accomplishing without action is understood by few in the world. - Author: Laozi
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#36. God has written us a book, and now we have the opportunity to respond with our words and actions. - Author: Jared Brock
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#37. The gentlest thing in the world
overcomes the hardest thing in the world.
That which has no substance
enters where there is no space.
This shows the value of non-action.
Teaching without words,
performing without actions:
that is the Master's way. - Author: Lao-Tzu
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#38. Where intellectuals have played a role in history, it has not been so much by whispering words of advice into the ears of political overlords as by contributing to the vast and powerful currents of conceptions and misconceptions that sweep human action along. - Author: Thomas Sowell
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#39. If you deserve it, and repent in action - not in words. I want no more words. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#40. The superiority of the dreamer is that dreaming is much more practical than living, and that the dreamer extracts from life a much vaster and varied pleasure than the action man. In better and more direct words, the dreamer is the real action man. - Author: Fernando Pessoa
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#41. The road that connects our thoughts to the ears of others is our tongue. What travel on this road is our word. Our action is the energy which transmits our emotions to the eyes of others and causes a great change in their minds - Author: Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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#42. You ask me why I do not write something ... I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results. - Author: Florence Nightingale
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#43. movies?). By feeding a virtual "history" to your brain, it will trigger hormone creation, producing necessary dopamine to drive a particular action. In other words, it will grant you quick access to higher levels of possibility. - Author: Vu Tran
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#44. The suffragettes were women of action. Their motto was 'Deeds not Words,' and the film reflects that with a number of big set pieces, from the smashing of windows in central London to a riot at the Houses of Parliament. - Author: Sarah Gavron
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#45. Don't take action with a trade until the market, itself, confirms your opinion. Being a little late in a trade is insurance that your opinion is correct. In other words, don't be an impatient trader. - Author: Jesse Lauriston Livermore
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#46. Take a moment to gather your thoughts about your situation and ask, "What would Love do?" Then channel that energy in your words and actions. - Author: Doreen Virtue
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#47. words themselves are action; they do not simply describe the world but in a very real sense make the world. Therefore it makes sense to pay attention to the worlds people are attempting to create in their words. - Author: John Scalzi
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#48. To any action there is always an opposite and equal reaction; in other words, the actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal and always opposite in direction. - Author: Isaac Newton
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#49. There is a vibrational effect in every action, just as there is vibration that rings from every letter in every word. - Author: Suzy Kassem
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#50. To resolve such conflicts peacefully in our interdependent - or what I would like to call our intra-interdependent - world requires not just well-chosen words but sustained and unified action. - Author: Prince Hassan Bin Talal
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#51. define Ignatian spirituality in a few words, you could say that it is: Finding God in all things Becoming a contemplative in action Looking at the world in an incarnational way Seeking freedom and detachment - Author: James Martin
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#52. Saint Francis of Assisi understood the power of faith put into action to change the human heart, for it was he who said, "Preach the gospel always; when necessary use words." We had not yet spoken a word in their language, but the village elders had already "heard" the gospel. - Author: Richard Stearns
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#53. A powerful new idea can kick around unused in a company for years, not because its merits are not recognized, but because nobody has assumed the responsibility for converting it from words into action. - Author: Theodore Levitt
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#54. There was a fine line of making love and fucking but this was love-fucking. This was cruel but sweet. Angry but happy. It was a thousand words in one timeless action - righting the wrongs of our past and hopefully repairing a future we both didn't think we'd ever find. - Author: Pepper Winters
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#55. Pretentiousness isn't always just big words and meaningless jargon, but also pretty words that either when put into action don't mean beans or hurt you in the long run. Oftentimes, the former appeals to the intellect whereas the latter appeals to the heart. - Author: Criss Jami
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#56. Purpose of words is to create silence. Purpose of action is to bring deep rest. Purpose of deep rest is to bring you fulfillment. In fulfillment you find joy, bliss - Author: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
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#57. E made me understand something very important. Whether because I am a Latin, or because I am a neurotic, I have a need of gestures. I am myself expressive, demonstrative; every feeling I have takes on expression: words, gestures, signs, letters, articulateness or action. I need this in others. - Author: Anais Nin
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#58. The words are meaningless except in terms of feeling. Does anyone act as the result of thought or does feeling stimulate action and sometimes thought implement it. - Author: John Steinbeck
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#59. Our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action. - Author: John The Apostle
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#60. Meaning beginns in the words, in the action, continues in your head and ends nowhere. There is no end to meaning. Meaning which is resolved, parcelled, labelled and ready for export is dead, impartient - and meaningless. - Author: Pfister
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#61. Words are good, but there is something better. The best is not to be explained by words. The spirit in which we act is the chief matter. Action can only be understood and represented by the spirit. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#62. We heard recently the touching story of a young flier who was killed in action. Before he died, he had time to scrawl only a few words as a brief final message to his parents back home. The note read: "Dear Mom and Pop; I had time to say my prayers. Jack." - Author: James Keller
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#63. All action must be performed with detachment. Regard pain, pleasure; gain, loss; victory, defeat as equal. Battle for battle's sake with your mind completely on what you must do. With this knowledge there is no waster even in the first attempt. There are no impediments. - Author: Meera Uberoi
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#64. Most of my stories are ideas in action. In other words, I get a concept, and I let it run away. I find a character to act out the idea. And then the story takes care of itself. - Author: Ray Bradbury
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#65. Churchill used words for different purposes: to argue for moral and political causes, to advocate courses of action in the social, national and international spheres, and to tell the story of his own life and that of Britain and its place in the world. - Author: Winston S. Churchill
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#66. What you've done isn't the only thing that defines who you are. Words are just as powerful as action. They can aspire action in others, can't they? - Author: Erica Crouch
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#67. My hope and prayer is that the body of Christ in America will awake with holy boldness, a boldness content neither with silence nor mere words but that backs up those words with action and results. - Author: Frank R. Wolf
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#68. Drop the thought that you cannot affect the future. Tell yourself that the future is not coming TO you, it is coming THROUGH you. The change that is coming to you is that change that you place in your future with the thoughts, words, and actions of today - Author: Neale Donald Walsch
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#69. The politician, Johnson's experience had taught him, could make promises without keeping them; words spoken in public had little relation to the practical conduct of daily life. But whatever justification a politician may claim for deceptions, the statesman must align his words with his action. - Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
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#70. There is no use if knowledge grows while desires multiply. It makes one a hero in words and a zero in action. - Author: Sai Baba
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#71. Good Person, Good Words and Good Action are independent, wisdom lies in recognizing each of this good irrespective of other one or two being not Good. - Author: Venkat Gandhi
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#72. There is obviously a power and a truth in action that doesn't lie, which words easily can do. - Author: Twyla Tharp
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#73. But love, I've come to understand, is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day. - Author: Nicholas Sparks
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#74. What you deny to others will be denied to you, for the plain reason that you are always legislating for yourself; all your words and actions define the world you want to live in. - Author: Thaddeus Golas
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#75. I do know that the right words, spoken from the heart with conviction, with a vision of a better place and a faith in the unseen, are a call to action. - Author: Deval Patrick
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#76. Be a poet in action as well as in words. - Author: Marty Rubin
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#77. The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point, however, is to change it.
[These words are also inscribed upon his grave] - Author: Karl Marx
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#78. There are more worlds than one, and in many ways they are unlike each other. But joy and sorrow, or, in other words, good and evil,are not absent in their degree from any of the worlds, for wherever there is life there is action, and action is but the expression of one or other of these qualities. - Author: James Stephens
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#79. She doesn't acknowledge Tucker, and there's no thank you for the cigarettes. She says a person shows their gratitude by action, not by words. So I guess that means she thanks me by smoking every cigarette in every pack. - Author: Peter Hedges
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#80. If you let your man-made actions to be more frequent than your man-said words you will travail with praise in man-win visions. Do more, say less, win big. - Author: Israelmore Ayivor
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#81. Poetry seldom occurs in poems. Poetry only occurs when words cause action. - Author: Raoul Vaneigem
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#82. They speak to me, not in words, but in action.
They tell me that life goes on. - Author: Holly Goldberg Sloan
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#83. The propriety of thoughts and words, which are the hidden beauties of a play, are but confusedly judged in the vehemence of action. - Author: John Dryden
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#84. I read these words which are the sum of all moral philosophy, and which cut short all the disputes of the casuists: When in doubt if an action is good or bad, refrain. - Author: Voltaire
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#85. There is power in everything you say to lift you up or pull you down. There is power in everything you do to reward you or penalize you. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#86. I might've found a way to cure them." Crystal said in a jumble of words.
"Cure them? Permanently?"
"Yes sir."
He thought about this a moment before speaking, "You've got two weeks, can you do it by then?"
"That's plenty of time sir, thank you. - Author: Julia Barkey
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#87. When I see someone in a military uniform I make it a point to approach them, shake their hand and say five words ... 'thank you for your service.' 'Stars Earn Stripes' is a high energy, fun, action show, but at its heart it is all about those five words. - Author: Mark Burnett
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#88. A static action is never an action. A real action is an action in motion! Dare to do something! - Author: Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
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#89. Dear Mrs., Mr., Miss, or Mr. and Mrs. Daneeka: Words cannot express the deep personal grief I experienced when your husband, son, father, or brother was killed, wounded, or reported missing in action. - Author: Joseph Heller
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#90. Actions speak louder than words, in fact. When we don't take action, we foster the mistaken reality of our old identity. - Author: Eric Samuel Timm
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#91. I offer you a second way of approaching the moment where everything in your life just stops, this one from the actor Robert Duvall: "I exist very nicely between the words 'action' and 'cut.'"
And even a third way: "It doesn't present as pain," I once heard an oncological surgeon say of cancer. - Author: Joan Didion
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