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Social entrepreneurs aim to combine the best of both worlds and "do well by doing good." Usually they end up doing neither.Peter Thiel End Well Sayings By Peter Thiel: Social entrepreneurs aim to combine the best of both worlds and "do well by doing
And if the book is too silly, I find that it's often because the writer doesn't really have anything to say - or there are no values. Or because the whole book is just a lead-up to a trick at the end. If you read the end first, you may have much less patience for wasting time with that kind of book. Even a well-written book can be silly and a waste of time.Will Schwalbe End Well Sayings By Will Schwalbe: And if the book is too silly, I find that it's often because the writer
Their heroes were always straying from well-lit paths and into the woods. Or maybe it was a single wood: the dark place where the things they feared most dwelled. And so, he reassured himself, he had the advantage of knowing already how this had to end. He had stopped to admire a flower, had gotten waylaid in the shadows, but in no time at all he would be back on the path again renewed and rededicated. For was that not the point of the woods?Garth Risk Hallberg End Well Sayings By Garth Risk Hallberg: Their heroes were always straying from well-lit paths and into the woods. Or maybe it
"Well then! it was the end; his ruin was complete. Even if he mended the cables and lit the fires, where would he find men? Another fortnight's strike and he would be bankrupt. And in this certainty of disaster he no longer felt any hatred of the Montsou bandits; he felt that all had a hand in it, that it was a general agelong fault. They were brutes, no doubt, but brutes who could not read, and who were dying of hunger.Emile Zola End Well Sayings By Emile Zola: "Well then! it was the end; his ruin was complete. Even if he mended the
Thank you." Lib tried to think of some more conversational note to end on. "It's always intrigued me," she said, letting her voice rise, "why you Sisters of Mercy are called walking nuns." "We walk out into the world, you see, Mrs. Wright. We take the usual vows of any order - poverty, chastity, obedience - but also a fourth, service." Lib had never heard the nun say so much before. "What kind of service?" Anna broke in: "To the sick, the poor, and the ignorant." "Well remembered, child," said the nun. "We vow to be of use." AsEmma Donoghue End Well Sayings By Emma Donoghue: Thank you." Lib tried to think of some more conversational note to end on. "It's
Hennick's iliac artery and vein, as well as the artery and vein of the new kidney, were spliced together with neat embroidery stitches. Then the surgeon took a deep breath, stretched his arms like a stage conjurer, and said to me: "You're about to witness the most wonderful sight in the history of medicine." He removed the arterial and venous clamps in sequence, and Hennick's blood began to pump into the withered kidney. Each beat of his heart, visible in the pumping of the arteries, caused the kidney to swell. It was like watching a process of reanimation: a refutation of death. As the kidney grew, its defeated, dimpled surface began to fill out to a lucent pink. The surgeon held up the ureter of the new kidney (the tube that carries urine to the bladder) and I watched as a bead of urine began to grow at its cut end.Gavin Francis End Well Sayings By Gavin Francis: Hennick's iliac artery and vein, as well as the artery and vein of the new
What I crave more than anything today is to sit at an outdoor cafe on a cool autumn day. I just want to feel that end-of-the-year breeze as I sip a cup of green tea and take my time with a piece of pumpkin pie. I would slump in my chair and allow my mind to roam wherever it chose. Nothing else in the world epitomizes absolute freedom to me more than that thought. I could be alone or with a friend I know so well that we wouldn't have to speak. Sometimes I wake up in the morning thinking about pumpkin pie.Damien Echols End Well Sayings By Damien Echols: What I crave more than anything today is to sit at an outdoor cafe on
New vampires are discouraged from trying to return to their normal human routines. Especially if those routines include tanning or working as a fireman. Your day will not end well.Molly Harper End Well Sayings By Molly Harper: New vampires are discouraged from trying to return to their normal human routines. Especially if
The idea is to eat well and not die from it - for the simple reason that that would be the end of my eating.Jim Harrison End Well Sayings By Jim Harrison: The idea is to eat well and not die from it - for the simple
For we were, as I say, an idealistic generation for whom the question was not simply one of how well one practised one's skills, but to what end one did so; each of us harboured the desire to make our own small contribution to the creation of a better world,Kazuo Ishiguro End Well Sayings By Kazuo Ishiguro: For we were, as I say, an idealistic generation for whom the question was not
If I say to you I don't have an open marriage ... and you don't trust that, well, there's nothing that I really have to say to anybody about anything because at the end of the day, I'm living my life and I'm happy.Jada Pinkett Smith End Well Sayings By Jada Pinkett Smith: If I say to you I don't have an open marriage ... and you don't
Now we Democrats, well, we're all for higher taxes, right? But man do we hate to pay those taxes, and most of the politicians I worked for took advantage of every tax loophole they could find, and if they couldn't find it, they'd just legislate one out of thin air. That's the D.C. way. Tax policy is a means to buy votes, but at the end of the day, we all share in a mutual disdain for government. It'sD.W. Ulsterman End Well Sayings By D.W. Ulsterman: Now we Democrats, well, we're all for higher taxes, right? But man do we hate
Secret ops by secret forces have a nasty tendency to produce unintended, unforeseen, and completely disastrous consequences. New Yorkers will remember well the end result of clandestine U.S. support for Islamic militants against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan during the 1980s: 9/11.Nick Turse End Well Sayings By Nick Turse: Secret ops by secret forces have a nasty tendency to produce unintended, unforeseen, and completely
Lives devoted to Beauty seldom end well.Kenneth Clark End Well Sayings By Kenneth Clark: Lives devoted to Beauty seldom end well.
I will not waste my life! I will finish my course and finish it well. I will display the Gospel of the grace of God in all I do. I will run my race to the end. - PaulJohn Piper End Well Sayings By John Piper: I will not waste my life! I will finish my course and finish it well.
Nature herself, as has been often said, requires that we should be able, not only to work well, but to use leisure well; for, as I must repeat once again, the first principle of all action is leisure. Both are required, but leisure is better than occupation and is its end.Aristotle. End Well Sayings By Aristotle.: Nature herself, as has been often said, requires that we should be able, not only
My brief flash of relief and confidence melted away. Good thing it did, too. I'm sure the world would come to an end if I were allowed to feel a sense of relief and well-being for any length of time.Jim Butcher End Well Sayings By Jim Butcher: My brief flash of relief and confidence melted away. Good thing it did, too. I'm
She described how Camus's aphorism "One must imagine Sisyphus happy" helps her fight back against unproductive feelings of meaninglessness.
If we consider, like Camus, Sisyphus at the foot of his mountain, we can see that he is smiling. He is content in his task of defying the Gods, the journey more important than the goal. To achieve a beginning, a middle, an end, a meaning to the chaos of creation - that's more than any deity seems to manage: But it's what writers do. So I tidy the desk, even polish it up a bit, stick some flowers in a vase and start.
As I begin a novel I remind myself as ever of Camus's admonition that the purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself. And even while thinking, well, fat chance! I find courage, reach for the heights, and if the rock keeps rolling down again so it does. What the hell, start again. Rewrite. Be of good cheer. Smile on, Sisyphus!
Fay Weldon End Well Sayings By Fay Weldon: She described how Camus's aphorism "One must imagine Sisyphus happy" helps her fight back against
People say that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. This is why unsolicited advice should be left to the professionals, because if life gives you lemons but doesn't also give you a whole lot of sugar, you're going to end up with some pretty awful-tasting lemonade. You might as well advise people that if life gives them a bag of wet sand they should make a stained glass window.Cuthbert Soup End Well Sayings By Cuthbert Soup: People say that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. This is why
At the end of every day, having a clientele that speaks well of you, that's the largest source of business. I don't care what kind of business you're in. Clients referring us to their friends or relatives is so much more powerful than any advertising we could ever do.Charles R. Schwab End Well Sayings By Charles R. Schwab: At the end of every day, having a clientele that speaks well of you, that's
To sell well is to convince someone else to part with resources - not to deprive that person, but to leave him better off in the end.Daniel H. Pink End Well Sayings By Daniel H. Pink: To sell well is to convince someone else to part with resources - not to
Let us summarize these three points more concisely:

(a) The rejection of art as a mere emotional, individualistic, and romantic affair.
(b) "Objective" work, undertaken with the silent hope that the end product will nevertheless eventually be regarded as a work of art.
(c) Consciously goal-directed work in architecture, which will have a concise artistic effect on the basis of well-preparated objective-scientific criteria.

Such an architecture will actively raise the general standard of living. This represents the dialectic of our development process, which purports to arrive at the affirmative by negation - a process similar to melting down old iron and forging it into new steel.
El Lissitzky End Well Sayings By El Lissitzky: Let us summarize these three points more concisely:(a) The rejection of art as a mere
This hobbit was a very well-to-do hobbit, and his name was Baggins. The Bagginses had lived in the neighbourhood of The Hill for time out of mind, and people considered them very respectable, not only because most of them were rich, but also because they never had any adventures or did anything unexpected: you could tell what a Baggins would say on any question without the bother of asking him. This is a story of how a Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing and saying things altogether unexpected. He may have lost the neighbours' respect, but he gained - well, you will see whether he gained anything in the end.J.R.R. Tolkien End Well Sayings By J.R.R. Tolkien: This hobbit was a very well-to-do hobbit, and his name was Baggins. The Bagginses had
But I confess that much as I love them, I could wish them both to the Devil, with their high-flown, egocentrical points of honour and their purblind spurring one another on to remarkable exploits that may very well end in unnecessary death. In their death, which is their concern: but also in mine, to say nothing of the rest of the ship's company.Patrick O'Brian End Well Sayings By Patrick O'Brian: But I confess that much as I love them, I could wish them both to
These long chains of perfectly simple and easy reasonings by means of which geometers are accustomed to carry out their most difficult demonstrations had led me to fancy that everything that can fall under human knowledge forms a similar sequence; and that so long as we avoid accepting as true what is not so, and always preserve the right order of deduction of one thing from another, there can be nothing too remote to be reached in the end, or to well hidden to be discovered.Rene Descartes End Well Sayings By Rene Descartes: These long chains of perfectly simple and easy reasonings by means of which geometers are
Most people look at cats and think what a life - all we do is lie around in the sun, never having to lift a finger. But cats' lives aren't that idyllic. Cats are powerless, weak little creatures that injure easily. We don't have shells like turtles, nor wings like birds. We can't burrow into the ground like moles or change colors like a chameleon. The world has no idea how many cats are injured every day, how many of us meet a miserable end. I happen to be lucky enough to live with the Tanabes in a warm and friendly family, the children treat me well, and I've got everything I need. But even my life isn't always easy. When it comes to strays, though, they have a very tough time of it.Haruki Murakami End Well Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Most people look at cats and think what a life - all we do is
And it bred caution in the unveiling of its powers. The Crippled God bred caution but not well enough, for the powers of the earth came to it in the end. Chained was the Crippled God, and so Chained was it destroyed. And upon this barren plain that imprisoned the Crippled God many gathered to the deed. Hood, gray wanderer of Death, was among the gathering, as was Dessembrae, then Hood's Warrior - though it was here and in this time that Dessembrae shattered the bonds Hood held upon him. Also among the gathering wereSteven Erikson End Well Sayings By Steven Erikson: And it bred caution in the unveiling of its powers. The Crippled God bred caution
If you do things well one at a time, you end up in a really good place. Don't get ahead of yourself. Control the things you can.Ron Johnson End Well Sayings By Ron Johnson: If you do things well one at a time, you end up in a really
Justice might well prevail in the end, but ordinary people like me had no guarantee of surviving that long. We might get killed on the whim of some serial killer first.Kouhei Kadono End Well Sayings By Kouhei Kadono: Justice might well prevail in the end, but ordinary people like me had no guarantee
Then the prophetess said to the witcher: "I shall give you this advice: wear boots made of iron, take
in hand a staff of steel. Then walk until the end of the world. Help yourself with your staff to break the land before you and wet it with your tears. Go through fire and water, do not stop along the way,
do not look behind you. And when the boots are worn, when your staff is blunt, once the wind and the heat has dried your eyes so that your tears no longer flow, then at the end of the world you may
find what you are looking for and what you love...

The witcher went through fire and water, he did not look back. He did not take iron boots or a staff
of steel. He took only his sword. He did not listen to the words of prophets. And he did well because she was a bad prophet.
Andrzej Sapkowski End Well Sayings By Andrzej Sapkowski: Then the prophetess said to the witcher: "I shall give you this advice: wear boots
But a male tree produces only small, well-behaved flowers - that is, if your definition of well behaved includes spewing plant sperm into the air for weeks on end.Amy Stewart End Well Sayings By Amy Stewart: But a male tree produces only small, well-behaved flowers - that is, if your definition
Well, we can stay friends if you want. I know I'd like to. But I'll understand if you - " "No, I mean what happens right now. Like, how do you finish a breakup? Like . . . how does this scene end?" (Okay.Anna Kendrick End Well Sayings By Anna Kendrick: Well, we can stay friends if you want. I know I'd like to. But I'll
Something therefore always remains and sticks from the most imprudent of lies, a fact which all bodies and individuals concerned in the art of lying in this world know only too well, and therefore they stop at nothing to achieve this end.Adolf Hitler End Well Sayings By Adolf Hitler: Something therefore always remains and sticks from the most imprudent of lies, a fact which
The reason Social Security is in big trouble is we don't have enough workers to support the retirees. Well, a third of all the young people in America are not in America today because of abortion, because one in three pregnancies end in abortion.Rick Santorum End Well Sayings By Rick Santorum: The reason Social Security is in big trouble is we don't have enough workers to
the tragedy is that the world never does end, ever. That it goes on & on, forcing us to go along as well, until at last there is nothing else, nothing more. Until there is only what was, same as what is and what will be--Only the truth, which never changes. Truth not made flesh but image, for anyone to see.Gemma Files End Well Sayings By Gemma Files: the tragedy is that the world never does end, ever. That it goes on &
Whilst you have not yet reached the finishing line, work hard with diligence and tenacity!Ernest Agyemang Yeboah End Well Sayings By Ernest Agyemang Yeboah: Whilst you have not yet reached the finishing line, work hard with diligence and tenacity!
We know story collections end when they end, as well - the pages serving as a countdown - but nevertheless the standard story anthology hews closer to what makes being human so hard: it reminds you with each story how quickly everything we are, everything we call our lives can change, can be upended, can disappear. Never to return.Junot Diaz End Well Sayings By Junot Diaz: We know story collections end when they end, as well - the pages serving as
The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and never will be. It exacts a toll on our self, our families, our friends, and especially our children. In the end, I believe, as in my case, the price we pay is well worth holding on to our dignity.Frank Serpico End Well Sayings By Frank Serpico: The fight for justice against corruption is never easy. It never has been and never
He pierced her with a look. "I thought we had an agreement. I keep my men away from your ladies, and you keep your distance from me. You're not holding your end of the bargain."
"It's but a momentary interruption. Just this once."
"Just this once?" He made a dismissive noise, rifling through papers. "What about just now in the church?"
"Very well, twice."
"Try again." He stacked his papers and looked up, devouring her with his intent green gaze. "You invaded my dreams at least a half-dozen times last night. When I'm awake, you keep traipsing through my thoughts. Sometimes you're barely clothed. What excuse can you make for that?"
She stammered to form a response, her tongue tripping against her teeth. "I ... I would never traipse." Idiotic reply.
"Hm." He tilted his head and regarded her thoughtfully. "Would you saunter?
Tessa Dare End Well Sayings By Tessa Dare: He pierced her with a look. "I thought we had an agreement. I keep my
I will not read the last page of novels first," I said, and then punched myself in the face.
"I promise, I'll never again read the last page of novels first," I said, then smacked myself on the head with a book.
"I really, really, really regret reading the last page of this novel first!"
(This page is, of course, here for those of you who skip to the end of the book first. Naughty, naughty! Fortunately, you're acting out the book like you're supposed to, right? Well, let that be a lesson to you.)
Brandon Sanderson End Well Sayings By Brandon Sanderson: I will not read the last page of novels first," I said, and then punched
Don't you think," said Father Rothschild gently, "that perhaps it is all in some way historical? I don't think people ever want to lose their faith either in religion or anything else. I know very few young people, but it seems to me that they are all possessed with an almost fatal hunger for permanence. I think all these divorces show that. People aren't content just to muddle along nowadays ... And this word "bogus" they all use ... They won't make the best of a bad job nowadays. My private schoolmaster used to say, "If a thing's worth doing at all, it's worth doing well." My Church has taught that in different words for several centuries. But these young people have got hold of another end of the stick, and for all we know it may be the right one. They say, "If a thing's not worth doing well, it's not worth doing at all." It makes everything very difficult for them.Evelyn Waugh End Well Sayings By Evelyn Waugh: Don't you think," said Father Rothschild gently, "that perhaps it is all in some way
Hark ye, friend; you have been a burgher of this great city. What matter whether you have lived in it but five years or three? If you have observed the laws of the corporation, the length or shortness of the time makes no difference. Where is the hardship, then, if Nature, that planted you here, orders your removal? You cannot say you are sent off by a tyrant or an unjust judge. No; you quit the stage as fairly as a player does that has his discharge from the master of the revels. But I have only gone through three acts, and not held out till the end of the fifth, you say. Well, but in life three acts make the play entire. He that ordered the first scene now gives the sign for shutting up the last. You are neither accountable for one nor the other.Marcus Aurelius End Well Sayings By Marcus Aurelius: Hark ye, friend; you have been a burgher of this great city. What matter whether
The song, 'Life is Better,' is about hip-hop. It's about my love for hip-hop. And, you know, I go through all the artists from the beginning to the end, you know. And, well, not to the end, but since the beginning to now, you know.Q-Tip End Well Sayings By Q-Tip: The song, 'Life is Better,' is about hip-hop. It's about my love for hip-hop. And,
If you are a fish charging at bait, then it usually doesn't end well.Amish Tripathi End Well Sayings By Amish Tripathi: If you are a fish charging at bait, then it usually doesn't end well.
Here's what hurst the most," Kafuku said. "I didn't truly understand her--or at least some crucial part of her. And it may well end that way now that she's dead and gone. Like a small, locked safe lying at the bottom of the ocean. It hurts a lot."

Tatsuki thought for a moment before speaking.

"But Mr. Kafuku, can any of us ever perfectly understand another person? However much we may love them?
Haruki Murakami End Well Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Here's what hurst the most," Kafuku said. "I didn't truly understand her--or at least some
Perhaps the best cure for the fear of death is to reflect that life has a beginning as well as an end. There was a time when we were not: this gives us no concern. Why, then, should it trouble us that a time will come when we shall cease to be?William Hazlitt End Well Sayings By William Hazlitt: Perhaps the best cure for the fear of death is to reflect that life has
What you need is a chick from Camden,' Van Patten says, after recovering from McDermott's statement.
Oh great,' I say. 'Some chick who thinks it's okay to fuck her brother.'
Yeah, but they think AIDS is a new band from England,' Price points out.
Where's dinner?' Van Patten asks, absently studying the question scrawled on his napkin. 'Where the fuck are we going?'
It's really funny that girls think guys are concerned with that, with diseases and stuff,' Van Patten says, shaking his head.
I'm not gonna wear a fucking condom,' McDermott announces.
I have read this article I've Xeroxed,' Van Patten says, 'and it says our chances of catching that are like zero zero zero zero point half a decimal percentage or something, and this no matter what kind of scumbag, slutbucket, horndog chick we end up boffing.'
Guys just cannot get it.'
Well, not white guys.
Bret Easton Ellis End Well Sayings By Bret Easton Ellis: What you need is a chick from Camden,' Van Patten says, after recovering from McDermott's
The laugh tagged on the end of it is forced as well. I smile fractionally. Edged with old pain, but there's a strange comfort to the way it hurts.Richard K. Morgan End Well Sayings By Richard K. Morgan: The laugh tagged on the end of it is forced as well. I smile fractionally.
Don't be afraid to borrow if someone else has said it well. Winston Churchill said, The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. That's so well said. You could stay up all night and not think of that.Jim Rohn End Well Sayings By Jim Rohn: Don't be afraid to borrow if someone else has said it well. Winston Churchill said,
I come to oil country with a book about radicals who wish for the end of pipelines. But that's not what it's about. It's the friction point of prosperity and concern, ability and disability, the loss of bodily presence and the gain of ghost messages. It's misplaced outrage and well-placed courage. It's banjo song and smoke in your eye. Stories hinge there, swinging this way and that.Kate Inglis End Well Sayings By Kate Inglis: I come to oil country with a book about radicals who wish for the end
When you are rowing well and hard, the rhythm of the stroke takes over. It drives your days and restores your nights. It imparts cadence and direction. You feel like you and the boats are one, you feel that no obstacle will put up any more resistance than the water does to your oars, you feel that hard work and grit and mental toughness will always win it for you in the end.Barry S. Strauss End Well Sayings By Barry S. Strauss: When you are rowing well and hard, the rhythm of the stroke takes over. It
The beginning and the end are never really the journey of discovery for me. It is the middle that remains a puzzle until well into the writing. That's how life is most of the time, isn't it? You know where you are and where you hope to wind up. It's the getting there that's challenging.Anna Quindlen End Well Sayings By Anna Quindlen: The beginning and the end are never really the journey of discovery for me. It
Writing songs about fancying people in dance clubs is all very well but it's not the be-all and end-all. There are other topics.Sophie Ellis-Bextor End Well Sayings By Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Writing songs about fancying people in dance clubs is all very well but it's not
It's not a bad problem to have because a lot of classic acts are known for one or two songs and in their show they basically hold those songs off until the end and you sit through an hour or so of lesser known material but in our case most of the songs are well known.Gerry Beckley End Well Sayings By Gerry Beckley: It's not a bad problem to have because a lot of classic acts are known
You may think this a strange story, but it is not. There are people whose lives are every bit as unusual as Bobby Box's
I can promise you that. Not all of them end as well, of course. For many people, the world is a place of sadness and sorrow, which is a great pity, as we have only one chance at life, and it is very bad luck if things do not go well.
But even if you think they are not going well, you can still wish, as Bobby Box did. And sometimes those wishes will come true, as his did, and the world will seem filled with light and happiness. That can happen, you know. So never give up hope; never think things are so bad that they can never get better. They can get better, and they do. And if you have the chance to make things easier for another person, never miss it. Stretch out your hand to help them, to cheer them up, to wipe away their tears. Stretch out your hand as that man and that woman did to Bobby Box. Stretch out your hand and see what happens.
Alexander McCall Smith End Well Sayings By Alexander McCall Smith: You may think this a strange story, but it is not. There are people whose
This is the courtesy of Deep Heaven: that when you mean well, He always takes you to have meant better than you knew. It will not be enough for always. He is very jealous. He will have you for no one but Himself in the end. But for tonight, it is enough.C.S. Lewis End Well Sayings By C.S. Lewis: This is the courtesy of Deep Heaven: that when you mean well, He always takes
The proposition that we can look into another person's heart with perfect clarity strikes me as a fool's game. I don't care how well we think we should understand them, or how much we love them. All it can do is cause us pain. Examining your own heart, however, is another matter. I think it's possible to see what's in there if you work hard enough at it. So in the end maybe that's the challenge: to look inside your own heart as perceptively and seriously as you can, and to make peace with what you find there. If we hope to truly see another person, we have to start by looking within ourselves.Haruki Murakami End Well Sayings By Haruki Murakami: The proposition that we can look into another person's heart with perfect clarity strikes me
Richard Nixon was not the lesser evil, he was the greater evil, but in his administration the war was finally brought to an end, because he had to deal with the power of the anti-war movement as well as the power of the Vietnamese movement. I will vote, but always with a caution that voting is not crucial, and organizing is the important thing.Howard Zinn End Well Sayings By Howard Zinn: Richard Nixon was not the lesser evil, he was the greater evil, but in his
Like everyone, I am formed by my background, and mine was - well, we didn't have a lot of money. I didn't live in a cardboard box, but I did live in a place where, at the end of the week, the money was gone.Cherie Blair End Well Sayings By Cherie Blair: Like everyone, I am formed by my background, and mine was - well, we didn't
I keep my diet simple by sticking to mostly fruits and vegetables all day and then having whatever I want for dinner. I end up making healthy choices, like sushi or grilled fish, because I feel so good from eating well.Jennifer Morrison End Well Sayings By Jennifer Morrison: I keep my diet simple by sticking to mostly fruits and vegetables all day and
There are novels that end well, but in between there are human beings acting like human beings. And human beings are not perfect. All of the motives a human being may have, which are mixed, that's the novelists' materials. That's where they have to go. And a lot of that just isn't pretty. We like to think of ourselves as really, really good people. But look in the mirror. Really look. Look at your own mixed motives. And then multiply that.Margaret Atwood End Well Sayings By Margaret Atwood: There are novels that end well, but in between there are human beings acting like
We completed meetings with leaders from over a dozen ministries over a ten-day period. Toward the end of our journey, we asked our Sri Lankan host for his feedback. After about the fourth day, he had become convinced that we were actually there to listen, so his feedback was honest. He said (and I'm paraphrasing):
Paul and Christie, you and your leadership training are welcome here in Sri Lanka. If you host your training in a nice Colombo (Sri Lanka's capital) hotel with a nice venue and a buffet lunch, we can get fifty to one hundred pastors and ministry leaders to come. They will come, and you can get some great pictures for
your newsletter. Then, after the seminar, they will take your manual home with them and put it on the shelf with [U.S. megachurch pastor's] training manual and [another U.S. megachurch pastor's] training manual and [a well-known U.S. leadership trainer's] training manual, and they will go about their own ministry in their own way.
Paul Borthwick End Well Sayings By Paul Borthwick: We completed meetings with leaders from over a dozen ministries over a ten-day period. Toward
Emotional Shades of Meaning
There are hundreds of emotions, ranging in degree and sometimes with only subtle differences between them. For instance, anger can range from mild irritation or annoyance to rage and fury; sadness can range from feeling a little blue to utter despair and hopelessness. It's important to understand the distinctions among emotions as well as to be able to assess how you feel. Because you feel annoyed with someone doesn't mean
you should fly into a rage and swear never to speak to them again. Because you feel sad about something that happened today doesn't mean the world will end and you should give up all hope of ever feeling better. Emotion dysregulation is a hallmark of BPD, and children raised by a parent with it may not have had the best emotional role model to learn from.
Kimberlee Roth End Well Sayings By Kimberlee Roth: Emotional Shades of MeaningThere are hundreds of emotions, ranging in degree and sometimes with only
We'd do well to remember that at the end of the day, the law doesn't defend us; we defend the law. And when it becomes contrary to our morals, we have both the right and the responsibility to rebalance it toward just ends.Edward Snowden End Well Sayings By Edward Snowden: We'd do well to remember that at the end of the day, the law doesn't
The psychologist Jerome Kagan has argued that parenting has a threshold function: up until that threshold is crossed, the effects of a child's very early experience even out in the end. But parenting that crosses the threshold - abuse, stress, utter indifference - can sink in deep, especially if the baby remains in that environment. There's a lot to be said for this perspective on parenthood, not least that it offers well-meaning parents some relief from scaremongering. It also accounts for the astounding flexibility of the human infant: he is game for the craziest parenting stuff you can come up with.Nicholas Day End Well Sayings By Nicholas Day: The psychologist Jerome Kagan has argued that parenting has a threshold function: up until that
Possible Ending #16 (Life Imitates Art Imitates Life Imitates Art Imitates): I'd seen this movie. Obvious ending: outright betrayal, lesson learned, life is heartbreak, people who mean well still fuck you over, everyone's sad, greedy, looking out for number one, no consideration for the fragile fat boy whose displayed cynicism only masks a deeper hope that everyone's okay, will ultimately end up all right, that love exists, that happiness may not be stable but at least comes in bursts, that everything worthwhile wasn't just a self-created illusion.Adam Wilson End Well Sayings By Adam Wilson: Possible Ending #16 (Life Imitates Art Imitates Life Imitates Art Imitates): I'd seen this movie.
My speed is something that has made a difference to my whole career. When I've felt quick and I'm moving well, it makes a huge difference to my entire game. When I feel a bit slower, I end up doing a lot more defending. When I'm a bit quicker to the ball, I feel I can attack a lot more.Andy Murray End Well Sayings By Andy Murray: My speed is something that has made a difference to my whole career. When I've
The human genome will not help us to understand the spiritual side of humankind, or to know who God is or what love is. The well-heeled couple who decide they want to use genetics to have a child that is a gifted musician may end up with a sullen adolescent who smokes marijuana and doesn't talk to them.Francis Collins End Well Sayings By Francis Collins: The human genome will not help us to understand the spiritual side of humankind, or
Imagine yourself winning?.. Wouldn't that make you overconfident?'
'Not at all... It's called "positive visualisation", like being a runner: see yourself making it across the finish line, you pace yourself better, run a better race too. See yourself winning at poker, you make the winning calls. See yourself as a loser, you've not got the self-belief or determination to play well, no matter how much money you gamble.'
Chester - to Jennifer
I was shocked to hear the words of the Love Professor echoed by Chester: like yourself and you'll win; think you're a loser, and sure enough you'll end up losing.
Jennifer Cox End Well Sayings By Jennifer Cox: Imagine yourself winning?.. Wouldn't that make you overconfident?''Not at all... It's called "positive visualisation", like
I have chronic - well, I like to call it late-stage Lyme disease and not chronic, because I like to think someday I'll be all the way cured. It took me a really long time to get diagnosed, and I was misdiagnosed for a long, long time. I was very ill during the end of Le Tigre, which was kind of why that ended, amongst other things.Kathleen Hanna End Well Sayings By Kathleen Hanna: I have chronic - well, I like to call it late-stage Lyme disease and not
A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the end of the lecture, a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said: "What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise." The scientist gave a superior smile before replying, "What is the tortoise standing on." "You're very clever, young man, very clever," said the old lady. "But it's turtles all the way down!Anonymous End Well Sayings By Anonymous: A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on
Every noble work is bound to face problems and obstacles. It is important to check your goal and motivation thoroughly. One should be very truthful, honest, and reasonable. One's actions should be good for others, and for oneself as well. Once a positive goal is chosen, you should decide to pursue it all the way to the end. Even if it is not realized, at least there will be no regret.Dalai Lama End Well Sayings By Dalai Lama: Every noble work is bound to face problems and obstacles. It is important to check
What about you, Neville?" said Ron. "Well, my gran brought me up and she's a witch," said Neville, "but the family thought I was all-Muggle for ages. My Great Uncle Algie kept trying to catch me off my guard and force some magic out of me - he pushed me off the end of Blackpool pier once, I nearly drowned - but nothing happened until I was eight. Great Uncle Algie came round for dinner, and he was hanging me out of an upstairs window by the ankles when my Great Auntie Enid offered him a meringue and he accidentally let go. But I bounced - all the way down the garden and into the road. They were all really pleased, Gran was crying, she was so happy.J.K. Rowling End Well Sayings By J.K. Rowling: What about you, Neville?" said Ron. "Well, my gran brought me up and she's a
People have a moral standard about what they will do and will not do. At the end of the day someone who cheats has a lower moral standard than someone who does not. And they will cheat in other areas of life as well.Carl Lewis End Well Sayings By Carl Lewis: People have a moral standard about what they will do and will not do. At
Maybe you're sleeping and I suppose I could just say this in the morning, but now I can't sleep and I'm just lying here so I might as well get it over with, and well ... I'm sorry about this afternoon, J.D. The first spill honestly was an accident, but the second ... okay, that was completely uncalled for. I'm, um, happy to pay for the dry cleaning. And, well ... I guess that's it. Although you really might want to rethink leaving your jacket on your chair. I'm just saying. Okay, then. That's what they make hangers for. Good. Fine. Good-bye.
J.D. heard the beep, signaling the end of the message, and he hung up the phone. He thought about what Payton had said - not so much her apology, which was question-ably mediocre at best - but something else.
She thought about him while lying in bed.
Interesting.
Later that night, having been asleep for a few hours, J.D. shot up in bed
He suddenly remembered - her shoe.
Oops.
Julie James End Well Sayings By Julie James: Maybe you're sleeping and I suppose I could just say this in the morning, but
I was in Nashville, Tennessee last year. After the show I went to a Waffle House. I'm not proud of it, I was hungry. And I'm alone, I'm eating and I'm reading a book, right? Waitress walks over to me: 'Hey, whatcha readin' for?' Isn't that the weirdest fuckin' question you've ever heard? Not what am I reading, but what am I reading FOR? Well, goddamnit, ya stumped me! Why do I read? Well ... hmmm ... I dunno ... I guess I read for a lot of reasons and the main one is so I don't end up being a fuckin' waffle waitress.Bill Hicks End Well Sayings By Bill Hicks: I was in Nashville, Tennessee last year. After the show I went to a Waffle
Of your friend, I can find no trace," said the man. "He seems to have been eaten by one of the thin hairless apes from the Okanti isles; all it does is screech at me. What became of the last leech to take a look at him?" "We left him in Talisham," said Jean. "I'm afraid my friend's attitude moved him to bring an early end to his own sea voyage." "Well, I might have done the same. I waive my fee, in profound sympathy. Keep your silver - you shall need it for wine. Or poison.Scott Lynch End Well Sayings By Scott Lynch: Of your friend, I can find no trace," said the man. "He seems to have
The Kiss to End All Kisses
There's supposed to be 'a moment' that every girl dreams about her whole life. You know, the one;some guy on bended knee offering you his heart. Well, I was never that kind of girl.
Ali Harris End Well Sayings By Ali Harris: The Kiss to End All KissesThere's supposed to be 'a moment' that every girl dreams
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.Diane Ackerman End Well Sayings By Diane Ackerman: I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I
A lot of ideas don't translate very well into art. To say, "Oh my god, the grass is green ... " You're going to end up with a big green painting.John Baldessari End Well Sayings By John Baldessari: A lot of ideas don't translate very well into art. To say, "Oh my god,
Unlike some people who have experienced the loss of an animal, I did not believe, even for a moment, that I would never get another. I did know full well that there were just too many animals out there in need of homes for me to take what I have always regarded as the self-indulgent road of saying the heartbreak of the loss of an animal was too much ever to want to go through with it again. To me, such an admission brought up the far more powerful admission that all the wonderful times you had with your animal were not worth the unhappiness at the end.Cleveland Amory End Well Sayings By Cleveland Amory: Unlike some people who have experienced the loss of an animal, I did not believe,
Let us aspire towards this living confidence, that it is the will of God to unfold and exalt without end the spirit that entrusts itself to Him in well-doing as to a faithful Creator.William Ellery Channing End Well Sayings By William Ellery Channing: Let us aspire towards this living confidence, that it is the will of God to
I wish Merry was here," he heard himself saying, and quick thoughts raced through his mind, even as he watched the enemy come charging to the assault. "Well, well, now at any rate I understand poor Denethor a little better. We might die together, Merry and I, and since die we must, why not? Well, as he is not here, I hope he'll find an easier end. But now I must do my best.J.R.R. Tolkien End Well Sayings By J.R.R. Tolkien: I wish Merry was here," he heard himself saying, and quick thoughts raced through his
Margaret: Can I - can I just say something for the future?
Leo: Yeah.
Margaret: I can sign the President's name. I have his signature down pretty good.
Leo: You can sign the President's name?
Margaret: Yeah.
Leo: On a document removing him from power and handing it to someone else?
Margaret: Yeah! Or ... do you think the White House Counsel would say that was a bad idea?
Leo: I think the White House Counsel would say it was a coup d'etat!
Margaret: Well. I'd probably end up doing some time for that.
Leo: I would think. And what the hell were you doing practicing the President's signature?
Margaret: It was just for fun.
Aaron Sorkin End Well Sayings By Aaron Sorkin: Margaret: Can I - can I just say something for the future?Leo: Yeah.Margaret: I can
After a time he found and opened a book he had been reading that he had expected to end well, a romance which he wanted to end well, with the hero and heroine finding love, with peace and joy and redemption and understanding.
Love is two bodies with one soul, he read, and turned the page.
But there was nothing - the final page had been ripped away and used as toilet paper or smoked, and there was no hope or joy or understanding. There was no last page. The book of his life just broke off. There was only the mud below him and the filthy sky above. There was to be no peace and no hope. And Dorrigo Evans understood that the love story would go on forever and ever, world without end.
Richard Flanagan End Well Sayings By Richard Flanagan: After a time he found and opened a book he had been reading that he
It's true that this year, following my accident in the pre-season, I kind of lost morale and I felt like quitting at the end of this year. But today I can say that I want to be a professional bike rider in the year 2003 as well.Laurent Jalabert End Well Sayings By Laurent Jalabert: It's true that this year, following my accident in the pre-season, I kind of lost
Something tells me this isn't going to end well for everyone involved. Someone may get turned into a frog yet." And that was the good news.Deborah Blake End Well Sayings By Deborah Blake: Something tells me this isn't going to end well for everyone involved. Someone may get
A woman, nothing existed but the domestic sphere and those tiny flowers etched on the pages of my art book. For a woman to aspire to be a lawyer - well, possibly, the world would end. But an acorn grew into an oak tree, didn't it?Sue Monk Kidd End Well Sayings By Sue Monk Kidd: A woman, nothing existed but the domestic sphere and those tiny flowers etched on the
Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education.Charlotte M. Mason End Well Sayings By Charlotte M. Mason: Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves
If New Orleans is not fully in the mainstream of culture, neither is it fully in the mainstream of time. Lacking a well-defined present, it lives somewhere between its past and its future, as if uncertain whether to advance or to retreat. Perhaps it is its perpetual ambivalence that is its secret charm. Somewhere between Preservation Hall and the Superdome, between voodoo and cybernetics, New Orleans listens eagerly to the seductive promises of the future but keeps at least one foot firmly planted in its history, and in the end, conforms, like an artist, not to the world but to its own inner being
ever mindful of its personal style.
Tom Robbins End Well Sayings By Tom Robbins: If New Orleans is not fully in the mainstream of culture, neither is it fully
Like the muscles knew from the beginning that it would end with this, this inevitable falling apart ... It's sad, but a relief as well to know that two things so closely bound together can separate with so little violence, leaving smooth surfaces instead of bloody shreds.Julie Powell End Well Sayings By Julie Powell: Like the muscles knew from the beginning that it would end with this, this inevitable
I hope they spent those last few hours well. I hope they didn't waste them on mindless tasks: kindling the evening fire and cutting vegetables for dinner. I hope they sang together, as they so often did. I hope they retired to our wagon and spent time in each other's arms. I hope they lay near each other afterward and spoke softly of small things. I hope they were together, busy with loving each other, until the end came. It is a small hope, and pointless really. They are just as dead either way. Still, I hope.Patrick Rothfuss End Well Sayings By Patrick Rothfuss: I hope they spent those last few hours well. I hope they didn't waste them
He taught me more than all the others set end to end. If not for him, I would never have become the man I am today. I ask that you not hold it against him. He meant well.Patrick Rothfuss End Well Sayings By Patrick Rothfuss: He taught me more than all the others set end to end. If not for
I can honestly say that I understand women very well. If you understand yourself, you understand women, because, in the end, all women are the same.Diane Von Furstenberg End Well Sayings By Diane Von Furstenberg: I can honestly say that I understand women very well. If you understand yourself, you
Unfortunately, every time someone said "debriefing," the entire flock had one image: someone's tighty-whities disappearing in a flash. We were smothering our giggles, but it was getting harder. Coupled with the whole "naval this, and naval that," with its undeniable belly-button connotations, we were essentially turning into a sugar-jacked, sleep-deprived flock of incoherent, silly, recombinant-DNA goofballs. This was not going to end well.James Patterson End Well Sayings By James Patterson: Unfortunately, every time someone said "debriefing," the entire flock had one image: someone's tighty-whities disappearing
You've thrown down the gauntlet. You've brought my wrath down upon your house. Now, to prove that I exist I must kill you. As the child outlives the father, so must the character bury the author. If you are, in fact, my continuing author, then killing you will end my existence as well. Small loss. Such a life, as your puppet, is not worth living.
But ... If I destroy you and your dreck script, and I still exist ... then my existence will be glorious, for I will become my own master.
Chuck Palahniuk End Well Sayings By Chuck Palahniuk: You've thrown down the gauntlet. You've brought my wrath down upon your house. Now, to
The dignity to be sought in death is the appreciation by others of what one has been in life, ... that proceeds from a life well lived and from the acceptance of one's own death as a necessary process of nature ... It is also the recognition that the real event taking place at the end of our life is our death, not the attempts to prevent it.Sherwin B. Nuland End Well Sayings By Sherwin B. Nuland: The dignity to be sought in death is the appreciation by others of what one
When the Mac first came out, Newsweek asked me what I [thought] of it. I said: Well, it's the first personal computer worth criticizing. So at the end of the presentation, Steve came up to me and said: Is the iPhone worth criticizing? And I said: Make the screen five inches by eight inches, and you'll rule the world.Alan Kay End Well Sayings By Alan Kay: When the Mac first came out, Newsweek asked me what I [thought] of it. I
A headsman's sword is no fit end for brave Ser Gregor. We have prayed so long for his death, it is only fair that he pray for it as well.George R R Martin End Well Sayings By George R R Martin: A headsman's sword is no fit end for brave Ser Gregor. We have prayed so
What I am suggesting is that faith in Jesus risen from the dead transcends but includes what we call history and what we call science. Faith of this sort is not blind belief that rejects all history and science. Nor is it simply - which would be much safer! - a belief that inhabits a totally different sphere, discontinuous from either, in a separate watertight compartment. Rather, this kind of faith, which is like all modes of knowledge defined by the nature of its object, is faith in the creator God, the God who has promised to put all things to rights at the end, the God who (as the sharp point where those two come together) has raised Jesus from the dead within history, leaving as I said evidence that demands an explanation from the scientist as well as anybody else.N. T. Wright End Well Sayings By N. T. Wright: What I am suggesting is that faith in Jesus risen from the dead transcends but