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  • A practical botanist will distinguish at the first glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them.
  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg
    American Poet 1878-1967
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    And they tell me you are brutal and my reply is: On the faces of women and children I have seen the marks of wanton hunger. And having answered so I turn once more to those who sneer at this my city, and I give them back the sneer and say to them: Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning.
    Source: Chicago l. 10 (1916)
  • Thomas Hardy
    Thomas Hardy
    British writer and poet 1840-1928
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    Dialect words are those terrible marks of the beast to the truly genteel.
  • Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan
    American musician 1941-
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    Disillusioned words like bullets bark
    As human gods aim for their marks.
    Make everything from toy guns that spark
    To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark.
    It's easy to see without looking too far that not much is really sacred.
    Source: Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
  • Barry McGee
    Barry McGee
    American artist
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    For me, graffiti means making marks on surfaces using just about anything, be it markers, spray, paint, chalk, lipstick, varnish, ink. Or it can be the result of scratches and incisions. The aim is to maintain the energy created by disturbance or excitement in the street.
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    Anglo-Irish dramatist 1751-1816
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    I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience - it also marks the time, which is four o clock in the morning, and saves a description of the rising sun, and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
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    In formal logic, a contradiction is the signal of defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory.
  • Arthur Miller
    Arthur Miller
    American Dramatist 1915-
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    In the theater, while you recognized that you were looking at a house, it was a house in quotation marks. On screen, the quotation marks tend to be blotted out by the camera.
  • Anna Garlin Spencer
    Anna Garlin Spencer
    American educator and feminist 1851-1931
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    It is an old error of man to forget to put quotation marks where he borrows from a woman's brain!
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Judge - A law student who marks his own examination-papers.
    Source: A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949)
  • Georgia O'Keeffe
    Georgia O'Keeffe
    American painter and artist 1887-1986
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    Marks on paper are free - free speech - press - pictures all go together I suppose.
  • Paul De Man
    Paul De Man
    In Belgiƫ geboren American literair criticus 1919-1983
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    Modernity exists in the form of a desire to wipe out whatever came earlier, in the hope of reaching at least a point that could be called a true present, a point of origin that marks a new departure.
  • Hitopadesa
    Hitopadesa
    Indian text in Sanskrit
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    No man should ever display his bravery unless he is prepared for battle, nor bear the marks of defiance, until he has experienced the abilities of his enemy.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.
  • Ali Hosseini-Khamenei
    Ali Hosseini-Khamenei
    Iranian ayatollah 1939-
    Ali Hosseini-Khamenei
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    Perhaps, when we examine the causes of many social changes and political upheavals, we will find the marks of its presence and its principal ideals.
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