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French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
Contact with men who wield power and authority still leaves an intangible sense of repulsion. It's very like being in close proximity to fecal matter, the fecal embodiment of something unmentionable, and you wonder what it is made of and when it acquired its historically sacred character.
German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized.
American writer and social criticus 1858-1950
It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us. It is the elation that comes of swift contact with tingling currents of thought.
American cartoonist 1958-
Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.
American cartoonist 1958-
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.
American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker 1942-
A human being is only interesting if he's in contact with himself. I learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you ought to do the way you should do it. You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.
Charles J. Fillmore
American linguist and Professor of Linguistics 1929-2014
All causes are essentially mental, and whosoever comes into daily contact with a high order of thinking must take on some of it.
David Herbert Lawrence
English writer 1885-1930
America does to me what I knew it would do: it just bumps me. The people charge at you like trucks coming down on you - no awareness. But one tries to dodge aside in time. Bump! bump! go the trucks. And that is human contact.
C. Northcote Parkinson
British naval historian and author 1909-1993
An enterprise employing more than 1000 people becomes a self-perpetuating empire, creating so much internal work that it no longer needs any contact with the outside world.Source: Management Science Journal, October 1960
Laurence J. Peter
Canadian educator and hierarchiologist 1919-1990
Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
American actress, author, producer, and model 1972-
Crowds are the most difficult thing for me these days because I have to walk with my head down and my eyes averted. There's still that part of me that wants to hold my head up, make eye contact and smile.
American musician 1941-
Do you take me for such a fool to think I'd make contact with one that tries to hide what he don't know to begin with.Source: Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
French-born American Novelist, Dancer 1914-1977
Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.
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