Quotes: interruption

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  • George Ade
    George Ade
    American humorist, playwright 1866-1944
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    In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment.
  • Alain Badiou
    Alain Badiou
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    Evil is the interruption of a truth by the pressure of particular or individual interests.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    One thinks one's something unique and wonderful at the center of the universe, when in fact one's just a slight interruption in the ongoing march of entropy.
  • August Strindberg
    August Strindberg
    Swedish writer 1849-1912
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    Sorrow has the fortunate peculiarity that it preys upon itself. It dies of starvation. Since it is essentially an interruption of habits, it can be replaced by new habits. Constituting, as it does, a void, it is soon filled up by a real ''horror vacuum.''
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    The mind is refrigerated by interruption; the thoughts are diverted from the principle subject; the reader is weary, he suspects not why; and at last throws away the book, which he has too diligently studied.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    The studious class are their own victims: they are thin and pale, their feet are cold, their heads are hot, the night is without sleep, the day a fear of interruption - pallor, squalor, hunger, and egotism.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    There are few things more difficult than to appraise the work of a man suddenly dead in his youth; to disentangle ''promise'' from achievement; to save him from that sentimentalizing which confuses the tragedy of the interruption with the merit of the work actually performed.
  • David Hume
    David Hume
    Scottish Philosopher, Historian 1711-1776
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    Thus we feign the continu’d existence of the perceptions of our senses, to remove the interruption; and run into the notion of a soul, and self, and substance, to disguise the variation.

    Source: A Treatise of Human Nature (1739)

  • Lewis Mumford
    Lewis Mumford
    American social philosopher 1895-1990
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    Today, the degradation of the inner life is symbolized by the fact that the only place sacred from interruption is the private toilet.
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