Quotes: occurrence

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  • Alexander Chase
    Alexander Chase
    American journalist and editor 1926-
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    A shocking occurrence ceases to be shocking when it occurs daily.
  • Barry Malzberg
    Barry Malzberg
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    Events, I say to the Captain, events control our lives, although we have no understanding of them nor do they have any motivation. Everything is blind chance, happenstance, occurrence; in an infinite universe anything can happen. After the fact we find reasons.
    Source: Beyond Apollo Ch. 60
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.

  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    Hope is a pathological belief in the occurrence of the impossible.
  • Archibald MacLeish
    Archibald MacLeish
    American poet 1892-1982
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    Journalism wishes to tell what it is that has happened everywhere as though the same things had happened for every man. Poetry wishes to say what it is like for any man to be himself in the presence of a particular occurrence as though only he were alone there.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    One is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted; and a community is infinitely more brutalized by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime.
  • Carl Levin
    Carl Levin
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    Safe storage and child access prevention laws are critical steps as we seek to reduce the occurrence of accidental shootings and suicides involving guns.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
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    The continuance and frequent fits of anger produce in the soul a propensity to be angry; which oftentimes ends in choler, bitterness, and moronity, when the mid becomes ulcerated, peevish, and querulous, and is wounded by the least occurrence.
  • Cat Stevens
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    Violence is almost an everyday occurrence in some Muslim lands: it should not be exacerbated by revenge attacks on more innocent families and communities.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    An accident is an inevitable occurrence due to the actions of immutable natural laws.
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