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  • John Updike
    John Updike
    American writer and criticus 1932-
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    A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience.
  • Robert South
    Robert South
    English churchman
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    Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.
  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
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    Man is the only creature that consumes without producing.
  • P. J. O'Rourke
    P. J. O'Rourke
    American journalist 1947-
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    Maybe a nation that consumes as much booze and dope as we do and has our kind of divorce statistics should pipe down about ''character issues.'' Either that or just go ahead and determine the presidency with three-legged races and pie-eating contests. It would make better TV.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
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    The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living.
  • Jorge Luis Borges
    Jorge Luis Borges
    Argentijns writer 1899-1986
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    Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles Baudelaire
    French poet 1821-1867
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    We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.
  • Sylvia Plath
    Sylvia Plath
    American poet 1932-1963
    Sylvia Plath
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    Widow. The word consumes itself.
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