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  • Thomas Hardy
    Thomas Hardy
    British writer and poet 1840-1928
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    Don't you go believing in sayings, Picotee: they are all made by men, for their own advantages. Women who use public proverbs as a guide through events are those who have not ingenuity enough to make private ones as each event occurs.
  • George Orwell
    George Orwell
    English writer (ps. of Eric Blair) 1903-1950
    George Orwell
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    Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper.
  • Gaston Bachelard
    Gaston Bachelard
    French scientist and philosopher 1884-1962
    Gaston Bachelard
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    Even a minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child's world and thus a world event.
  • Bertolt Brecht
    Bertolt Brecht
    German - Austrian writer 1898-1956
    Bertolt Brecht
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    Events cast long shadows before.
    One such event would be a war.
    But how are shadows to be seen
    When total darkness fills the screen?
    Source: Poems, 1913-1956 Alphabet [Alfabet] from Five Childrens Songs (1934
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
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    Every event that a man would master must be mounted on the run, and no man ever caught the reins of a thought except as it galloped past him.
  • Jim Rohn
    Jim Rohn
    American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker 1930-2009
    Jim Rohn
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    Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
  • Andy Rooney
    Andy Rooney
    American radio and television writer 1919-2011
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    Figure skating is an unlikely Olympic event but its good television. It's sort of a combination of gymnastics and ballet. A little sexy too which doesn't hurt.
  • Bill Simmons
    Bill Simmons
    American sports analyst and author 1969-
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    Five days after the Tsarnaev brothers blew up Boston's most sacred event, and just 24 hours after one brother was killed and the other was caught, everyone decided that it was OK to play baseball at Fenway again. The game happened on a Saturday afternoon, preceded by an emotional ceremony and many prayers.
  • Bridget Riley
    Bridget Riley
    English painter 1931-
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    For me nature is not a landscape, but the dynamism of visual forces - an event rather than an appearance.
    Source: Quoted in Karl Ruhrberg et al., Art of the 20th Century (2000)
  • Bryan Cogman
    Bryan Cogman
    American writer and producer 1979-
    Bryan Cogman
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    I hate when the major event of a show I watch is spoiled for me. And I'm wracked with guilt when/if I spoil something for someone else.
  • Anne Sullivan Macy
    Anne Sullivan Macy
    American teacher 1866-1936
    Anne Sullivan Macy
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    I need a teacher quite as much as Helen. I know the education of this child will be the distinguishing event of my life, if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it.
  • Carol Ann Duffy
    Carol Ann Duffy
    British poet and playwright 1955-
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    If I felt, in the event of a royal wedding, inspired to write about people coming together in marriage or civil partnership, I would just be grateful to have an idea for the poem. And if I didn't, I'd ignore it.
  • Ben Bernanke
    Ben Bernanke
    American economist 1953-
    Ben Bernanke
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    If the fiscal cliff occurs, I don't think the Federal Reserve has the tools to offset that event.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
    William James
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    If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system.
  • Albert Bushnell Hart
    Albert Bushnell Hart
    American historian, writer, and editor 1854-1943
    Albert Bushnell Hart
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    In any event, colonization and the grant of lands were provincial matters.
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