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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    This American government - what is it but a tradition, though a recent one, endeavoring to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, but each instant losing some of its integrity? It has not the vitality and force of a single living man; for a single man can bend it to his will.
  • Louise Erdrich
    Louise Erdrich
    American author 1954-
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    Of course, English is a very powerful language, a colonizer's language and a gift to a writer. English has destroyed and sucked up the languages of other cultures - its cruelty is its vitality.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    American writer 1896-1940
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    Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
  • George Burns
    George Burns
    American Comedy Actor 1896-1996
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    Age to me means nothing. I can't get old; I'm working. I was old when I was twenty-one and out of work. As long as you're working, you stay young. When I'm in front of an audience, all that love and vitality sweeps over me and I forget my age.
  • Martha Graham
    Martha Graham
    American modern dancer and choreographer 1894-1991
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    America does not concern itself now with Impressionism. We own no involved philosophy. The psyche of the land is to be found in its movement. It is to be felt as a dramatic force of energy and vitality. We move; we do not stand still. We have not yet arrived at the stock-taking stage.
  • Ann Beattie
    Ann Beattie
    American novelist 1947-
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    I don't write about things that I have the answers to or things that are very close to home. It just wouldn't be any adventure. It wouldn't have any vitality.
  • Alexander Henry
    Alexander Henry
    American painter 1860-1894
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    I retire to make way for an abler man. In my four years as attorney general I have aged about ten years, but when I have get back to the practice of law, I hope to show those lawyers that I still have some vitality left.
  • E. M. Cioran
    E. M. Cioran
    French philosopher 1911-
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    Only one endowed with restless vitality is susceptible to pessimism. You become a pessimist - a demonic, elemental, bestial pessimist - only when life has been defeated many times in its fight against depression.
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt Whitman
    American poet, essayist, and journalist 1819-1892
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    Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people.
  • The cure for all ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word 'love.' It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.
  • Lydia M. Child
    Lydia M. Child
    American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor 1802-1880
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    The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in that one word ''Love.'' It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.
  • Bram Stoker
    Bram Stoker
    Irish author 1847-1912
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    The mouth, so far as I could see it under the heavy moustache, was fixed and rather cruel-looking, with peculiarly sharp white teeth; these protruded over the lips, whose remarkable ruddiness showed astonishing vitality in a man of his years.
    Source: Dracula (1897)
  • Stephen Vizinczey
    Stephen Vizinczey
    Hongarian writer and criticus 1933-
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    The only virtue a character needs to possess between hardcovers, even if he bears a real person's name, is vitality: if he comes to life in our imaginations, he passes the test.
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    Logan Pearsall Smith
    English writer 1865-1946
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    The vitality of a new movement in Art must be gauged by the fury it arouses.
  • Alfred N. Whitehead
    Alfred N. Whitehead
    English philosopher and mathematician 1861-1947
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    The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. When the idea is new, its custodians have fervor, live for it, and if need be, die for it.
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