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  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous, unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.
  • William S. Burroughs
    William S. Burroughs
    American writer and artist 1914-1997
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    America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers.
  • Carlos Ghosn
    Carlos Ghosn
    Brazilian-born businessman 1954-
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    Being in a multicultural environment in childhood is going to give you intuition, reflexes and instincts. You may acquire basic responsiveness later on, but it's never going to be as spontaneous as when you have been bathing in this environment during childhood.
  • David Herbert Lawrence
    David Herbert Lawrence
    English writer 1885-1930
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    Creative life is characterized by spontaneous mutability: it brings forth unknown issues, impossible to preconceive.
  • Bob Brown
    Bob Brown
    Australian politician, medical doctor and environmentalist 1944-
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    Globally the Greens have arisen like a spontaneous combustion, a reaction to the narrow-minded state-backed exploitation of resources and wealth for a few at the expense of the many.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    I am the most spontaneous speaker in the world because every word, every gesture, and every retort has been carefully rehearsed.
  • Alejo Carpentier
    Alejo Carpentier
    Cuban novelist, essayist, and musicologist 1904-1980
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    I studied harmony and composition in a very spontaneous manner.
  • Maria Montessori
    Maria Montessori
    Italian onderwijskundige 1870-1952
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    If an educational act is to be efficacious, it will be only that one which tends to help toward the complete unfolding of life. To be thus helpful it is necessary rigorously to avoid the arrest of spontaneous movements and the imposition of arbitrary tasks.
  • Swami Ramdas
    Swami Ramdas
    Indian saint, philosopher, philanthropist and pilgrim 1884-1963
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    Just as a flower gives out its fragrance to whomsoever approaches our uses it, so love from within us radiates towards everybody and manifests as spontaneous service.
  • Lao-Tzu
    Lao-Tzu
    Chinese philosopher +/- 600 BC
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    Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
  • Benny Green
    Benny Green
    American musician
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    Like Russell, I enjoy the fact that when I'm playing solo, if I want to do something completely spontaneous, I don't have to worry about how I'm going to cue the other musicians, or if it's something that's rehearsed.
  • Mark Caine
    Mark Caine
    American writer
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    Meticulous planning will enable everything a man does to appear spontaneous.
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
    French writer 1873-1954
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    My true friends have always given me that supreme proof of devotion, a spontaneous aversion for the man I loved.
  • Bebe Neuwirth
    Bebe Neuwirth
    American actress, singer and dancer 1958-
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    One of the things that's great about doing a show over and over again... is that you have to find ways to make it spontaneous, as though everything is happening for the first time... to continue to mine the material and find new things.
  • Bruce Lee
    Bruce Lee
    Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist 1940-1973
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    One should be in harmony with, not in opposition to, the strength and force of the opposition. This means that one should do nothing that is not natural or spontaneous; the important thing is not to strain in any way.
    Source: Striking Thoughts (2000)
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