Quotes by preoccupation

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  • Iris Murdoch
    Iris Murdoch
    Anglo-Irish novelist and philosopher 1919-1999
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    Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. To be damned is for one's ordinary everyday mode of consciousness to be unremitting agonizing preoccupation with self.
  • Steven Spielberg
    Steven Spielberg
    American director, producer, and screenwriter 1946-
    Steven Spielberg
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    I've discovered I've got this preoccupation with ordinary people pursued by large forces.
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
    Benedict Cumberbatch
    English actor 1976-
    Benedict Cumberbatch
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    If you have an over-preoccupation with perception and trying to please people's expectations, then you can go mad.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
    Bertrand Russell
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    It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
    Eric Hoffer
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    Our passionate preoccupation with the sky, the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse. We are drawn back to where we came from.
  • Nicolas Chamfort
    Nicolas Chamfort
    French writer, journalist and playwright 1741-1794
    Nicolas Chamfort
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    Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones.
  • Shashi Tharoor
    Shashi Tharoor
    Indian politician and writer 1956-
    Shashi Tharoor
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    Terrorism is a principal preoccupation in most of our international contacts.
  • Elie Wiesel
    Elie Wiesel
    Rumanian-born American Writer 1928-
    Elie Wiesel
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    That is my major preoccupation -memory, the kingdom of memory. I want to protect and enrich that kingdom, glorify that kingdom and serve it.
  • Caitlin Doughty
    Caitlin Doughty
    American author, blogger 1984-
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    The definition of 'morbid' is an unhealthy preoccupation with death. Unfortunately, there's no word to mean the perfectly healthy preoccupation with death, which is what I have.
  • Sidney Poitier
    Sidney Poitier
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    We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists ... in the loved one, perfection.
  • Arthur Erickson
    Arthur Erickson
    Canadian architect and urban 1924-2009
    Arthur Erickson
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    What is the thread of western civilization that distinguished its course in history? It has to do with the preoccupation of western man with his outward command and his sense of superiority.
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