Quotes by contradictions

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  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    Americans, unhappily, have the most remarkable ability to alchemize all bitter truths into an innocuous but piquant confection and to transform their moral contradictions, or public discussion of such contradictions, into a proud decoration, such as are given for heroism on the battle field.
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    Spanish writer and philosopher 1883-1955
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    Biography is: a system in which the contradictions of a human life are unified.
  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand
    Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
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    Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.
  • Antonio Tabucchi
    Antonio Tabucchi
    Italian writer and academic 1943-
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    I've always been drawn to tormented people full of contradictions.
  • Vernon Howard
    Vernon Howard
    Swiss actor 1914-1996
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    Insight into the two selves within a man clears up many confusions and contradictions. It was our understanding that preceded our victory.
  • Brad Holland
    Brad Holland
    American basketball player 1956-
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    Many of the contradictions in Postmodern art come from the fact that we're trying to be artists in a democratic society. This is because in a democracy, the ideal is compromise. In art, it isn't.
  • E. J. Hobsbawm
    E. J. Hobsbawm
    British historian 1917-2012
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    Nations without a past are contradictions in terms. What makes a nation is the past, what justifies one nation against others is the past, and historians are the people who produce it.
  • Bernard Crick
    Bernard Crick
    British political theorist 1929-2008
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    One of the symptoms of a declining social order is that its members have to give most of their time to politics, rather than to the real tasks of economic production, in an attempt to patch up the cracks already appearing from the 'inner contradictions' of such a system.
    Source: In Defence Of Politics Ch. 5, A Defence Of Politics Against Technology, p
  • Audre Lorde
    Audre Lorde
    American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil 1934-1992
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    Only by learning to live in harmony with your contradictions can you keep it all afloat.
  • Brin-Jonathan Butler
    Brin-Jonathan Butler
    American journalist and filmmaker
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    With all of the people in Cuba who I met - many of them hugely heroic figures - I found learning about their complexity and richness and contradictions just really fascinating, and it was fulfilling to be able to offer a different side to them, to be able to have some kind of unique takeaway from the official narrative.
  • Bryant H. McGill
    Bryant H. McGill
    American journalist and author 1969-
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    You may find many contradictory statements and philosophies within my writings. However, to this I will say such is life, for life is full of contradictions.
  • Andre Breton
    Andre Breton
    French writer 1896-1966
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    Everything tends to make us believe that there exists a certain point of the mind at which life and death, the real and the imagined, past and future, the communicable and the incommunicable, high and low, cease to be perceived as contradictions.
    Origineel: Tout porte à croire qu'il existe un certain point de l'esprit d'où la vie et le mort, le réel et l'imaginaire, le passé et le futur, le communicable et l'incommunicable, le haut et le bas cessent d'être perçus contradictoirement.
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