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  • Bee Wilson
    Bee Wilson
    British food writer, journalist and historian
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    The danger of growing up surrounded by endless sweet and salty industrial concoctions is not that we are innately incapable of resisting them but that the more frequently we eat them, especially in childhood, the more they train us to expect all food to taste this way.
  • Alexis Carrel
    Alexis Carrel
    French surgeon and biologist 1873-1944
    Alexis Carrel
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    The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed.
  • 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.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them in others.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
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    Those who occupy their minds with small matters, generally become incapable of greatness.
  • Joan Didion
    Joan Didion
    American Essayist 1934-
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    To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the ability to discriminate, to love and to remain indifferent. To lack it is to be locked within oneself, paradoxically incapable of either love or indifference.
  • David Foster Wallace
    David Foster Wallace
    American author 1962-2008
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    To make someone an icon is to make him an abstraction, and abstractions are incapable of vital communication with living people.
    Source: Consider the Lobster (2005) 157
  • George Henry Lewes
    George Henry Lewes
    English philosopher and critic 1817-1878
    George Henry Lewes
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    We must never assume that which is incapable of proof.
    Source: The phsyiology of common life (1859)
  • Ronald Reagan
    Ronald Reagan
    American politician and actor 1911-2004
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    We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    When I meet gay men anywhere in the world, there is a spontaneity and a spirit of fun and mischief that lesbians seem incapable of.
    Source: Vamps and Tramps (1994)
  • Umberto Eco
    Umberto Eco
    Italian writer 1932 -
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    When the poet is in love, he is incapable of writing poetry on love. He has to write when he remembers that he was in love.
  • Konstantin Stanislavisky
    Konstantin Stanislavisky
    Russian Actor, Theatre director, Teacher 1863-1968
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    A true priest is aware of the presence of the altar during every moment that he is conducting a service. It is exactly the same way that a true artist should react to the stage all the time he is in the theater. An actor who is incapable of this feeling will never be a true artist.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Everybody who is incapable of learning has taken to teaching.
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