Quotes: fascination

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  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have it's fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.
  • Mary McCarthy
    Mary McCarthy
    American author 1912-1989
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    Anti-Semitism is a horrible disease from which nobody is immune, and it has a kind of evil fascination that makes an enlightened person draw near the source of infection, supposedly in a scientific spirit, but really to sniff the vapors and dally with the possibility.
  • Caitlin Doughty
    Caitlin Doughty
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    Because we've never encountered a decomposing body, we can only assume they are out to get us. It is no wonder there is a cultural fascination with zombies.
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
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    Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Getting old is a fascination thing. The older you get, the older you want to get.



  • Keith Richards
    Keith Richards
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    Getting old is a fascination thing. The older you get, the older you want to get.
  • I can only really speak for myself and what I've noticed in my kids and the people in my life, but because dinosaurs were real, and yet they seem so fantastical, is why they held such a huge fascination for me as a child. They're so different from human beings.
  • I'm really into sci-fi. I always have been. In addition to that, I've always had a tremendous fascination with the lure of the Apocalypse or Judgment Day or the Mayan calendar, etc., etc.
  • Ben van Berkel
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    My mother took me to Venice one time and showed me all the houses where famous composers used to live. It gave me a fascination for music and the city, but also for architecture. It was a valuable lesson.
  • Billy Burke
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    The end of times has always been a fascination. But post 9/11, pretty much everybody will admit to having it on their minds more frequently than when they were a kid.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    The great danger of conversion in all ages has been that when the religion of the high mind is offered to the lower mind, the lower mind, feeling its fascination without understanding it, and being incapable of rising to it, drags it down to its level by degrading it.
  • Bob Newhart
    Bob Newhart
    American stand-up comedian and actor 1929-
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    The only thing I have never done is a Broadway play. I'm not sure I have the discipline necessary to do a Broadway play. I know it holds a fascination for certain actors.
  • H. P. Lovecraft
    H. P. Lovecraft
    American writer 1890-1937
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    The process of delving into the black abyss is to me the keenest form of fascination.
  • Marguerite Duras
    Marguerite Duras
    French author and filmmaker 1914-
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    The thing that's between us is fascination, and the fascination resides in our being alike. Whether you're a man or a woman, the fascination resides in finding out that we're alike.
  • Samuel Beckett
    Samuel Beckett
    Irish dramatist and novelist 1906-1989
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    There is a fascination with fear. It grabs our attention.
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