Quotes: matter

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  • Karl Albrecht
    Karl Albrecht
    German entrepreneur 1920-2014
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    The typical human life seems to be quite unplanned, undirected, unlived, and unsavored. Only those who consciously think about the adventure of living as a matter of making choices among options, which they have found for themselves, ever establish real self-control and live their lives fully.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
    Jean Baudrillard
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    Contact with men who wield power and authority still leaves an intangible sense of repulsion. It's very like being in close proximity to fecal matter, the fecal embodiment of something unmentionable, and you wonder what it is made of and when it acquired its historically sacred character.
  • Willa Cather
    Willa Cather
    American author 1876-1947
    Willa Cather
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    The condition every art requires is, not so much freedom from restriction, as freedom from adulteration and from the intrusion of foreign matter.
  • Iris Murdoch
    Iris Murdoch
    Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher 1919-1999
    Iris Murdoch
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    Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.
  • Antony Jay
    Antony Jay
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    'Referring the matter to a committee' can be a device for diluting authority, diffusing responsibility and delaying decisions.
  • Sir James Matthew Barrie
    Sir James Matthew Barrie
    British playwright 1860-1937
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    .. it's a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have.
  • David Seabury
    David Seabury
    American psychologist, author, and lecturer 1885-1960
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    Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.
  • Coco Chanel
    Coco Chanel
    French couturier 1883-1971
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    Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    No matter how long he lives, no man ever becomes as wise as the average woman of forty-eight.
  • Nancy Lopez
    Nancy Lopez
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    A competitor will find a way to win. Competitors take bad breaks and use them to drive themselves just that much harder. Quitters take bad breaks and use them as reasons to give up. It's all a matter of pride.
  • A. Brisbane
    A. Brisbane
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    A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.
  • Anne McCaffrey
    Anne McCaffrey
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    A good story is a good story no matter who wrote it.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
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    A googolplex is precisely as far from infinity as is the number 1... no matter what number you have in mind, infinity is larger still.
    Source: Cosmos (1980)
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan Sontag
    American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
    Susan Sontag
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    A large part of the popularity and persuasiveness of psychology comes from its being a sublimated spiritualism: a secular, ostensibly scientific way of affirming the primacy of ''spirit'' over matter.
  • A man of meditation functions differently. Whatever profession he chooses, it does not matter. He will bring to his profession some quality of sacredness. He may be making shoes, or he may be cleaning the roads, but he will bring to his work some quality, some grace, some beauty, which is not possible without samādhi.
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