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Affinities Sayings By Anne Waldman: Idea that all the beats are wildly liberal and progressive is ridiculous. You have people Idea that all the beats are wildly liberal and progressive is ridiculous. You have people thinking for themselves and having certain affinities because of their upbringing and who their family are, their own people who were close to them who fought in these wars and so on. It's complicated. But they had that ability to continue the conversation. — Anne Waldman
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Affinities Sayings By Vladimir Nabokov: Long after her death I felt her thoughts floating through mine. Long before we met Long after her death I felt her thoughts floating through mine. Long before we met we had had the same dreams. We compared notes. We found strange affinities. The same June of the same year (1919) a stray canary had fluttered into her house and mine, in two widely separated countries. Oh, Lolita, had you love me thus! — Vladimir Nabokov
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Affinities Sayings By Thomas Hardy: Their lives were ruined, he thought; ruined by the fundamental error of their matrimonial union: Their lives were ruined, he thought; ruined by the fundamental error of their matrimonial union: that of having based a permanent contract on a temporary feeling which had no necessary connection with affinities that alone render a lifelong comradeship tolerable. — Thomas Hardy
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Affinities Sayings By Ursula K. Le Guin: For it seemed to me, and I think to him, that it was from that For it seemed to me, and I think to him, that it was from that sexual tension between us, admitted now and understood but not assuaged, that the great and sudden assurance of friendship between us rose: a friendship so much needed by us both in our exile, and already so well proved in the days and nights of our better journey, that it might as well be called, now as later, love. But it was from the difference between us, not from the affinities and likenesses, but from the difference, that that love came: and it was itself the bridge, the only bridge, across what divided us. For us to meet sexually would be for us to meet once more as aliens. We had touched, in the only way we could touch. We left it at that. I do not know if we were right. — Ursula K. Le Guin
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Affinities Sayings By John Burnham Schwartz: It is one thing to recognise certain potentially useful affinities, and another to act on It is one thing to recognise certain potentially useful affinities, and another to act on them. — John Burnham Schwartz
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Affinities Sayings By C.S. Lewis: For the church is not a human society of people united by their natural affinities For the church is not a human society of people united by their natural affinities but the Body of Christ, in which all members, however different, (and He rejoices in their differences and by no means wishes to iron them out) must share the common life, complementing and helping one another precisely by their differences. — C.S. Lewis
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Affinities Sayings By Cormac McCarthy: Men of God and men of war have strange affinities. Men of God and men of war have strange affinities. — Cormac McCarthy
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Affinities Sayings By Gil Courtemanche: What is a country for someone who is neither a soldier nor a rabid patriot? What is a country for someone who is neither a soldier nor a rabid patriot? A place of subtle affinities, an implicit understanding between the land and the foot that treads it. A familiarity, an agreement, a secret sharing with the colours and smells of it. The impression that the wind is with us and is sometimes carrying us. A renunciation that does not imply acceptance of the idiocy and inhumanity that the country nurtures. — Gil Courtemanche
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Affinities Sayings By Joseph Paxton: If we range through the whole territory of nature, and endeavour to extract from each If we range through the whole territory of nature, and endeavour to extract from each department the rich stores of knowledge and pleasure they respectively contain, we shall not find a more refined or purer source of amusement, or a more interesting and unfailing subject for recreation, than that which the observation and examination of the structure, affinities, and habits of plants and vegetables, afford. — Joseph Paxton
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Affinities Sayings By Kay Ryan: Weak ForcesI enjoy an accumulatingfaith in weak forces--a weak faith, of course,easily shaken, but alsoeasily Weak Forces

I enjoy an accumulating
faith in weak forces--
a weak faith, of course,
easily shaken, but also
easily regained--in what
starts to drift: all the
slow untrainings of the mind,
the sift left of resolve
sustained too long, the
strange internal shift
by which there's no knowing
if this is the raod taken
or untaken. There are soft
affinities, possibly electrical;
lint-like congeries; moonlit
hints; asymmetrical pink
glowy spots that are no
the defeat of something,
I don't think. — Kay Ryan
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Affinities Sayings By Louis Agassiz: Embryology furnishes, also, the best measure of true affinities existing between animals. Embryology furnishes, also, the best measure of true affinities existing between animals. — Louis Agassiz
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Affinities Sayings By Rebecca Solnit: I've often wondered what alliances and affinities might arise without those badges of right and I've often wondered what alliances and affinities might arise without those badges of right and left. For example, the recent American militia movements were patriarchal, nostalgic, nationalist, gun-happy, and full of weird fantasies about the UN, but they had something in common with us: they prized the local and feared its erasure by the transnational. The guys drilling with guns might've been too weird to be our allies, but they were just the frothy foam on a big wave of alienation, suspicion and fear from people watching their livelihoods and their communities go down the tubes. — Rebecca Solnit
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Affinities Sayings By Juan Goytisolo: When I write now I do not invent situation, characters, or actions, but rather structures When I write now I do not invent situation, characters, or actions, but rather structures and discursive forms, textual groupings which are combined according to secret affinities among themselves, as in architecture or the plastic arts. — Juan Goytisolo
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Affinities Sayings By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe: Nothing higher can be accomplished by the epic poet thus interpreting his own time in Nothing higher can be accomplished by the epic poet thus interpreting his own time in order to serve the future.
(Foreword by Frederick Ungar in Elective Affinities, 1962, Ungar Publishing) — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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Affinities Sayings By George Rawlinson: Still, whencesoever derived, the Egyptian people, as it existed in the flourishing time of Egyptian Still, whencesoever derived, the Egyptian people, as it existed in the flourishing time of Egyptian history, was beyond all question a mixed race, showing different affinities. — George Rawlinson
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Affinities Sayings By Horace Bushnell: My own experience is that the Bible is dull when I am dull. When I My own experience is that the Bible is dull when I am dull. When I am really alive, and set in upon the text with a tidal pressure of living affinities, it opens, it multiplies discoveries, and reveals depths even faster than I can note them. The worldly spirit shuts the Bible; the Spirit of God makes it a fire, flaming out all meanings and glorious truths. — Horace Bushnell
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Affinities Sayings By Richard Owen: The laws of Coexistence;-the adaptation of structure to function; and to a certain extent the The laws of Coexistence;-the adaptation of structure to function; and to a certain extent the elucidation of natural affinities may be legitimately founded upon the examination of fully developed species;-But to obtain an insight into the laws of development,-the signification or bedeutung, of the parts of an animal body demands a patient examination of the successive stages of their development, in every group of Animals. — Richard Owen
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Affinities Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: Culture is the suggestion, from certain best thoughts, that a man has a range of Culture is the suggestion, from certain best thoughts, that a man has a range of affinities through which he can modulate the violence of any master-tones that have a droning preponderance in his scale, and succor him against himself. Culture redresses this imbalance, puts him among equals and superiors, revives the delicious sense of sympathy, and warns him of the dangers of solitude and repulsion. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Affinities Sayings By Hilary Kornblith: I am certainly open to the idea that this might be used to explain other I am certainly open to the idea that this might be used to explain other philosophical categories besides knowledge. I have some real sympathy with the work of those moral realists who have tried to give naturalistic accounts of human flourishing, and who offer accounts of right action in such terms. (I suppose this is more evidence that I really do have deep affinities with Aristotle!) — Hilary Kornblith
Affinities Sayings By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: Corn Dance remains strongest among the Muskogee people. The elements of the ritual dance are Corn Dance remains strongest among the Muskogee people. The elements of the ritual dance are similar to those of the Valley of Mexico. Although the dance takes various forms among different communities, the core of it is the same, a commemoration of the gift of corn by an ancestral corn woman. The peoples of the corn retain great affinities under the crust of colonialism. — Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Affinities Sayings By George Santayana: The profoundest affinities are the most readily felt; they remain a background and standard for The profoundest affinities are the most readily felt; they remain a background and standard for all happiness and if we trace them out we succeed. — George Santayana
Affinities Sayings By Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe: Beauty is everywhere a very welcome guest. Beauty is everywhere a very welcome guest. — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Affinities Sayings By George Santayana: The profoundest affinities are those most readily felt. The profoundest affinities are those most readily felt. — George Santayana
Affinities Sayings By Edward Thomson: The longer men sin, the more easily they can; for every act of transgression weakens The longer men sin, the more easily they can; for every act of transgression weakens conscience, stupefies intellect, hardens hearts, adds force to bad habits, and takes force from good example. And, surely, there is nothing in such associations; as wicked affinities will insure to the sinner in the future state, to incline him to repentance. — Edward Thomson
Affinities Sayings By Guillaume Canet: In any group there is more or less tension between people, and there are complicities In any group there is more or less tension between people, and there are complicities and affinities. — Guillaume Canet
Affinities Sayings By Salman Rushdie: Friendships are the family we make - not the one we inherit. I've always been Friendships are the family we make - not the one we inherit. I've always been someone to whom friendship, elective affinities, is as important as family. — Salman Rushdie
Affinities Sayings By Oliver Sacks: Thus it is awkward to call motion-sickness a migraine attack, but we may very conveniently Thus it is awkward to call motion-sickness a migraine attack, but we may very conveniently term it a migranoid reaction, and note, in support of its affinities, that a large minority (almost 50 per cent, according to Selby and Lance) of adult migraine sufferers experienced severe motion-sickness in — Oliver Sacks
Affinities Sayings By Anthony Eden: Although [in 1937] we might still hope to prevent the divisions of Europe into Fascist Although [in 1937] we might still hope to prevent the divisions of Europe into Fascist and anti-Fascist camps, our real affinities and interests, strategic as well as political, lay with France, a fact which some of my colleagues were most reluctant to realise. — Anthony Eden
Affinities Sayings By Don DeLillo: We lead more interesting lives than we think. We are characters in plots, without the We lead more interesting lives than we think. We are characters in plots, without the compression and numinous sheen. Our lives, examined carefully in all their affinities and links, abound with suggestive meaning, with themes and involute turnings we have not allowed ourselves to see completely. — Don DeLillo
Affinities Sayings By Victor Hugo: One might almost say that affinities begin with the letters of the alphabet. In that One might almost say that affinities begin with the letters of the alphabet. In that sequence, O and P are inseparable. You might just as well say O and P as Orestes and Pylades.
A true satellite of Enjolras, Grantaire lived within this circle of young men. He dwelt among them, only with them was he happy, he followed them everywhere. His pleasure was to watch these figures come and go in a wine-induced haze. They put up with him because of his good humour.
In his belief, Enjolras looked down on this sceptic; and in his sobriety, on this drunkard. He spared him a little lordly pity.
Grantaire was an unwanted Pylades. Always snubbed by Enjolras, spurned, rebuffed and back again for more, he said of Enjolras, 'What marmoreal magnificence'. — Victor Hugo
Affinities Sayings By Remy De Gourmont: It is well-nigh obvious that those who are in favor of the death penalty have It is well-nigh obvious that those who are in favor of the death penalty have more affinities with murderers than those who oppose it. — Remy De Gourmont
Affinities Sayings By Dag Hammarskjold: Here man is no longer the center of the world, only a witness, but a Here man is no longer the center of the world, only a witness, but a witness who is also a partner in the silent life of Nature, bound by secret affinities of the trees. — Dag Hammarskjold
Affinities Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: A man is known by the books he reads, by the company he keeps, by A man is known by the books he reads, by the company he keeps, by the praise he gives, by his dress, by his tastes, by his distastes, by the stories he tells, by his gait, by the notion of his eye, by the look of his house, of his chamber; for nothing on earth is solitary but every thing hath affinities infinite. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Affinities Sayings By Oswald Chambers: We are not built for mountains and dawns and artistic affinities; they are for moments We are not built for mountains and dawns and artistic affinities; they are for moments of inspiration, that is all. We are built for the valley, for the ordinary stuff of life, and this is where we have to prove our mettle. A false Christianity takes us up on the mount and we want to stay there. But what about the devil-possessed world? Oh, let it go to hell! We are having a great time up here. — Oswald Chambers
Affinities Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: Let him be great, and love shall follow him. Nothing is more deeply punished than Let him be great, and love shall follow him. Nothing is more deeply punished than the neglect of the affinities by which alone society should be formed, and the insane levity of choosing associates by others eyes. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Affinities Sayings By Oswald Chambers: One of the greatest hindrances in coming to Jesus is the excuse of temperament. We One of the greatest hindrances in coming to Jesus is the excuse of temperament. We make our temperament and our natural affinities barriers to coming to Jesus. The first thing we realize when we come to Jesus is that He pays no attention whatever to our natural affinities. We have the notion that we can consecrate our gifts to God. You cannot consecrate what is not yours; there is only one thing you can consecrate to God, and that is your right to yourself (Romans 12:1). If you will give God your right to yourself, He will make a holy experiment out of you. God's experiments always succeed — Oswald Chambers
Affinities Sayings By Sri Aurobindo: Indian religion has always felt that since the minds, the temperaments and the intellectual affinities Indian religion has always felt that since the minds, the temperaments and the intellectual affinities of men are unlimited in their variety, a perfect liberty of thought and of worship must be allowed to the individual in his approach to the Infinite. — Sri Aurobindo
Affinities Sayings By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: affinities under the crust of colonialism. This brief overview of precolonial North America suggests the affinities under the crust of colonialism. This brief overview of precolonial North America suggests the magnitude of what was lost to all humanity and counteracts the settler-colonial myth of the wandering Neolithic hunter. — Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Affinities Sayings By Melanie Marquis: Whoever you are, you're like no one else, and you can do magick like no Whoever you are, you're like no one else, and you can do magick like no one else, too. Each and every one of us is a one-of-a-kind pattern of energies and essence, each with our own affinities, abilities, and purpose. — Melanie Marquis
Affinities Sayings By Natalie Ansard: - What's there to talk about? I love you, you love me. Nothing else matters, - What's there to talk about? I love you, you love me. Nothing else matters, love is the most important thing. The rest will come by itself.
- No, Elida. You're mistaken. Everything is important while sharing a life together. Love, honesty, habits, affinities. Everything. One is fulfilling the other and one can't exist without the other. — Natalie Ansard
Affinities Sayings By Louis Kahn: Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love. Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love. — Louis Kahn
Affinities Sayings By John Lubbock: Savages have often been likened to children, and the comparison is not only correct but Savages have often been likened to children, and the comparison is not only correct but also highly instructive. Many naturalists consider that the early condition of the individual indicates that of the race,-that the best test of the affinities of a species are the stages through which it passes. So also it is in the case of man; the life of each individual is an epitome of the history of the race, and the gradual development of the child illustrates that of the species. — John Lubbock
Affinities Sayings By Donna Tartt: Maybe that's why I tend to equate physical beauty with qualities with which it has Maybe that's why I tend to equate physical beauty with qualities with which it has absolutely nothing to do. I see a pretty mouth or a moody pair of eyes and imagine all sorts of deep affinities, private kinships. Never mind that half a dozen jerks are clustered round the same person, just because they've been duped by the same pair of eyes. — Donna Tartt
Affinities Sayings By Meredith Wild: Yes, she'd changed me, as much as a man with my particular affinities could change. Yes, she'd changed me, as much as a man with my particular affinities could change. She'd pushed me. She'd walked into my life, five-feet-three inches of fiery independence. — Meredith Wild
Affinities Sayings By Jons Jacob Berzelius: This new force, which was unknown until now, is common to organic and inorganic nature. This new force, which was unknown until now, is common to organic and inorganic nature. I do not believe that this is a force entirely independent of the electrochemical affinities of matter; I believe, on the contrary, that it is only a new manifestation, but since we cannot see their connection and mutual dependence, it will be easier to designate it by a separate name. I will call this force catalytic force. Similarly, I will call the decomposition of bodies by this force catalysis, as one designates the decomposition of bodies by chemical affinity analysis. — Jons Jacob Berzelius
Affinities Sayings By Patricia Highsmith: I'd had a little feeling of destiny. Because, you see, what I mean about affinities I'd had a little feeling of destiny. Because, you see, what I mean about affinities is true from friendships down to even the accidental glance at someone on the street-there's always a definite reason somewhere. I think even the poets would agree with me. — Patricia Highsmith
Affinities Sayings By Oswald Chambers: We are not built for the mountains and the dawns and aesthetic affinities, those are We are not built for the mountains and the dawns and aesthetic affinities, those are for moments of inspiration, that is all. We are built for the valley, for the ordinary stuff we are in, and that is where we have to prove our mettle. Spiritual selfishness always wants repeated moments on the mount. We feel we could talk like angels and live like angels, if only we could stay on the mount. The times of exaltation are exceptional, they have their meaning in our life with God, but we must beware lest our spiritual selfishness wants to make them the only time. — Oswald Chambers
Affinities Sayings By Robert Macfarlane: There is no mystery in this association of woods and otherworlds, for as anyone who There is no mystery in this association of woods and otherworlds, for as anyone who has walked the woods knows, they are places of correspondence, of call and answer. Visual affinities of color, relief and texture abound. A fallen branch echoes the deltoid form of a streambed into which it has come to rest. Chrome yellow autumn elm leaves find their color rhyme in the eye-ring of the blackbird. Different aspects of the forest link unexpectedly with each other, and so it is that within the stories, different times and worlds can be joined. — Robert Macfarlane
Affinities Sayings By Thomas Bernhard: It is not necessary to read all of Goethe or all of Kant, it is It is not necessary to read all of Goethe or all of Kant, it is not necessary to read all of Schopenhauer; a few pages of Werther, a few pages of Elective Affinities and we know more in the end about the two books than if we had read them from beginning to end, which would anyway deprive us of the purest enjoyment. — Thomas Bernhard
Affinities Sayings By Glenda Green: Love is a gift, a miracle, a mystery. You are led to its threshold by Love is a gift, a miracle, a mystery. You are led to its threshold by your affinities, by your inclinations, and by the yearnings of your heart, although its power and presentation is by grace, not by expectation, demand, or requirement. Love is the ultimate paradox, for it is the lamb that is also the lion. Love is the ultimate power, which resides in surrender. — Glenda Green
Affinities Sayings By Hampton Sides: The Tea Party has very close affinities with independent third-party movements like the George Wallace The Tea Party has very close affinities with independent third-party movements like the George Wallace movement. The Tea Party is still inchoate, still trying to figure out what it's going to become. — Hampton Sides
Affinities Sayings By Barbara Ehrenreich: The very notion of personality, which is what we are trying to get at here, The very notion of personality, which is what we are trying to get at here, seems to have very limited application to me and quite possibly to everyone else. Self is another dodgy concept, since I am, when I subject this 'I' to careful inspection, not much more than a flickering of affinities, habits, memories, and predilections that could go either way- towards neediness or independence for example courage or cowardice. — Barbara Ehrenreich
Affinities Sayings By Patricia Highsmith: The night was a time for bestial affinities, for drawing closer to oneself. The night was a time for bestial affinities, for drawing closer to oneself. — Patricia Highsmith
Affinities Sayings By Jason Roberts: Time, if not space, renders all of us travelers. Cling as we might, we are Time, if not space, renders all of us travelers. Cling as we might, we are ultimately compelled to let go of the familiar, to forge affinities with the new, and to sense the approach of the more unfamiliar still. We feel our way. If we are as fortunate as the Blind Traveler, we are given the grace to listen, with equal attention, to the intelligence of winds and the solemnity of silence. To remain, joyfully, awake to the path itself. — Jason Roberts
Affinities Sayings By Arthur Schopenhauer: The effectiveness of an author turns chiefly upon his getting the reputation that he should The effectiveness of an author turns chiefly upon his getting the reputation that he should be read. But by practicing various arts, by the operation of chance, and by certain natural affinities, this reputation is quickly won by a hundred worthless people: while a worthy writer may come by it very slowly and tardily. The former possess friends to help them; for the rabble is always a numerous body which holds well together. The latter has nothing but enemies; because intellectual superiority is everywhere and under all circumstances the most hateful thing in the world, and especially to bunglers in the same line of work, who want to pass for something themselves. This being so, it is a prime condition for doing any great work
any work which is to outlive its own age, that a man pay no heed to his contemporaries, their views and opinons, and the praise or blame which they bestow. — Arthur Schopenhauer
Affinities Sayings By Orison Swett Marden: Our thoughts are like roots which reach out in every direction into the cosmic ocean Our thoughts are like roots which reach out in every direction into the cosmic ocean of formless energy, and these thought-roots set in motion vibrations like themselves and attract the affinities of our desires and ambitions. — Orison Swett Marden
Affinities Sayings By Robert Greene: Only create associations with positive affinities. Make this a rule of life and you will Only create associations with positive affinities. Make this a rule of life and you will benefit more than from all the therapy in the world. — Robert Greene
Affinities Sayings By Andre Breton: Over and above the various prejudices I acknowledge, the affinities I feel, the attractions I Over and above the various prejudices I acknowledge, the affinities I feel, the attractions I succumb to, the events which occur to me and to me alone- over and above a sum of movements I am conscious of making, of emotions I alone experience- I strive, in relation to other men, to discover the nature, if not the necessity, of my difference from them. Is it not precisely to the degree I become conscious of this difference that I shall recognize what I alone have been put on this earth to do, what unique message I alone may bear, so that I alone can answer for its fate? — Andre Breton
Affinities Sayings By Vladimir Nabokov: I also know that the shock of Annabel's death consolidated the frustration of that nightmare I also know that the shock of Annabel's death consolidated the frustration of that nightmare summer, made of it a permanent obstacle to any further romance throughout the cold years of my youth. The spiritual and the physical had been blended in us with a perfection that must remain incomprehensible to the matter-of-fact, crude, standard-brained youngsters of today. Long after her death I felt her thoughts floating through mine. Long before we met we had had the same dreams. We compared notes. We found strange affinities. The same June of the same year (1919) a stray canary had fluttered into her house and mine, in two widely separated countries. Oh, Lolita, had you loved me thus! — Vladimir Nabokov
Affinities Sayings By Terry Eagleton: The celebrated opening image of 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' is another case The celebrated opening image of 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' is another case in point:
Let us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherised upon a table ...
How, the reader wonders, can the evening look like an anaesthetised body? Yet the point surely lies as much in the force of this bizarre image as in its meaning. We are in a modern world in which settled correspondences or traditional affinities between things have broken down. In the arbitrary flux of modern experience, the whole idea of representation - of on thing predictably standing for another - has been plunged into crisis; and this strikingly dislocated image, one which more or less ushers in 'modern' poetry with a rebellious flourish, is a symptom of this bleak condition. — Terry Eagleton