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Fact Sayings By Tim Gunn: I'm conflicted. On one hand, I don't want to say that because you were a I'm conflicted. On one hand, I don't want to say that because you were a man and now you're a woman, you can't be in a women's fashion show. But I feel it's a dicey issue. The fact of the matter is, when you are transgender - if you go, say, male to female - you're not having your pelvis broken and having it expanded surgically. You still have the anatomical bone structure of a man. — Tim Gunn
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Fact Sayings By Victoria Twead: So one Sunday night, as the church-bells chimed 24 times, we were not especially surprised So one Sunday night, as the church-bells chimed 24 times, we were not especially surprised when a fist hammered on our door. What was surprising, however, was the fact that the fist belonged to Pancho the Mayor. Beside him stood his assistant, Felipe Frog. — Victoria Twead
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Fact Sayings By Shekhar Kapur: I had no interest in history classes. In fact, I used to sleep in history I had no interest in history classes. In fact, I used to sleep in history classes, I used to bunk classes. But that is how students are supposed to be, no? I developed an interest in history much later. I have made a few films based on historical facts. — Shekhar Kapur
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Fact Sayings By Jim Rohn: All of life is a risk; in fact we're not going to get out alive. All of life is a risk; in fact we're not going to get out alive. Casualness leads to casualties. Communication is the ability to affect other people with words. — Jim Rohn
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Fact Sayings By Kelly Williams Brown: But the fact is people who always have at least a quarter tank of gas But the fact is people who always have at least a quarter tank of gas and refill the tank as soon as it dips below that line will never run out of gas on a backwoods mountain road and have to be rescued by a kindhearted trucker. Or murdered by a non-kindhearted trucker. — Kelly Williams Brown
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Fact Sayings By Robert Musil: The difference between a healthy person and one who is mentally ill is the fact The difference between a healthy person and one who is mentally ill is the fact that the healthy one has all the mental illnesses, and the mentally ill person has only one. — Robert Musil
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Fact Sayings By Ken Wilber: All sentient beings - all holons in fact - contain Buddha-nature - contain depth, consciousness, All sentient beings - all holons in fact - contain Buddha-nature - contain depth, consciousness, intrinsic value, Spirit - and thus we are all members of the council of all beings ... And the ultimate objective truth is that all beings are perfect manifestations of Spirit or Emptiness — Ken Wilber
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Fact Sayings By Tarif Naaz: We, humans, easily associate every Good with God and every bad with devil, ignoring the We, humans, easily associate every Good with God and every bad with devil, ignoring the fact that God is the creator and origin of everything. — Tarif Naaz
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Fact Sayings By Kara Swisher: My father died when I was only five years old, and that was the moment My father died when I was only five years old, and that was the moment when I learned a cruel lesson that tomorrow, in fact, might not be another day. — Kara Swisher
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Fact Sayings By Martin Luther King Jr.: Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism and militarism ... We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today and we are faced with the fierce urgency of now. — Martin Luther King Jr.
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Fact Sayings By Michael Nutter: All eyes, all attention at the federal level, are on al Qaeda and the war All eyes, all attention at the federal level, are on al Qaeda and the war on terror. Fact is, al Qaeda wouldn't last a day in parts of Philadelphia. I've got gangsters with .45s that would run them out of town. — Michael Nutter
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Fact Sayings By Grover Norquist: Home schoolers do not wish to force other parents to home school. Gun owners do Home schoolers do not wish to force other parents to home school. Gun owners do not insist that others buy guns, or that hunting be promoted as an alternative lifestyle. It is not the National Rifle Association out lobbying to have government schools read books entitled 'Heather Has Two Hunters' to preschoolers. It is, in fact, the Left that now strives to use state power to impose its morality by forcing all taxpayers to pay for abortions and public "art" that mocks people of faith. It is the Left that forces parents to pay for government schools where they do not wish to send their children. — Grover Norquist
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Fact Sayings By Maurice Merleau Ponty: My past has its space, its paths, its nameplaces, and its monuments. Beneath the crossed My past has its space, its paths, its nameplaces, and its monuments. Beneath the crossed but distinct orders of succession and simultaneity, beneath the train of synchronizations added onto line by line, we find a nameless network
constellations of spatial hours, of point-events. Should we even say 'thing,' should we say 'imaginary' or 'idea,' when each thing exists beyond itself, when each fact can be a dimension, when ideas have their regions? The whole description of our landscape and the lines of our universe, and of our inner monologue, needs to be redone. Colors, sounds, and things
like Van Gogh's stars
are the focal points and radiance of being. — Maurice Merleau Ponty
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Fact Sayings By Mark Helprin: You'll be shot," they cautioned. "No. I won't be shot. I'm going to shoot them, You'll be shot," they cautioned. "No. I won't be shot. I'm going to shoot them, and then I'll go home. I'll be perfectly safe. I can see the future, and the clouds are lifting." "You can see the future? How can you see the future?" "I know enough now about the patterns of the past to see the darkness of the future unraveling before the golden light of time. Behind the clouds is the dawn. How can I possibly know such things? The fact is, I do. So watch out. — Mark Helprin
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Fact Sayings By Mike Royer: I'm finding that everything sells. I've been toying with the fact that I have this I'm finding that everything sells. I've been toying with the fact that I have this big giant glass jar with the metal screw lid on it that's full of ribbons and memorabilia from conventions and stuff. I've got buttons and I have all of my Walt Disney Mickey Mouse credit cards. I'm wondering in my old age if anyone would pay for a credit card with Mickey Mouse on it issued to me. I wonder if anyone would pay anything for that? — Mike Royer
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Fact Sayings By Sam Harris: Religion provides the only story that is fundamentally consoling in the face of the worst Religion provides the only story that is fundamentally consoling in the face of the worst possible experiences - the death of a parent, for instance. In fact, many religions take away the problem entirely, because their adherents ostensibly believe that they're going to be reunited with everyone they love, and death is an illusion. — Sam Harris
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Fact Sayings By Louis Claude De Saint-Martin: People of peace, men and women of desire, such is the splendor of the Temple People of peace, men and women of desire, such is the splendor of the Temple in which you will one day have the right to take your place. Such privilege should astonish you less, however, than your ability to commence building it down here, your ability, in fact, to adorn it at every moment of your existence. Remember the saying 'as above, so below', and contribute to this by making 'as below, so above'. — Louis Claude De Saint-Martin
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Fact Sayings By Howard Zinn: The courtroom is one instance of the fact that while our society may be liberal The courtroom is one instance of the fact that while our society may be liberal and democratic in some large and vague sense, its moving parts, its smaller chambers
its classrooms, its workplaces, its corporate boardrooms, its jails, its military barracks
are flagrantly undemocratic, dominated by one commanding person or a tiny elite of power. — Howard Zinn
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Fact Sayings By Terry Brooks: Shea, particularly, had passed the point where his chief emotion was fear; now he felt Shea, particularly, had passed the point where his chief emotion was fear; now he felt only a sense of numbness that dulled his mind into self-imposed surrender, a robot-like acceptance of the fact that he was being led to the proverbial slaughter. — Terry Brooks
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Fact Sayings By Chris Cannon: Since he didn't seem to understand the situation, I felt it my duty to enlighten Since he didn't seem to understand the situation, I felt it my duty to enlighten him. "Wrong. You started this stupid rumor and half the school probably believes it's true. Now you have to stick around and pretend to be my boyfriend to convince everyone I don't have sex with random guys. Not to mention the fact that if you'd kept your mouth shut about getting laid, you wouldn't be in this situation."
He raised a brow. "So you're my punishment? — Chris Cannon
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Fact Sayings By Henry Taylor: The hope, and not the fact, of advancement, is the spur to industry. The hope, and not the fact, of advancement, is the spur to industry. — Henry Taylor
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Fact Sayings By Winston S. Churchill: I am also at this point accustomed to reaffirm with emphasis my conviction that the I am also at this point accustomed to reaffirm with emphasis my conviction that the sun is real, and also that it is hot--in fact as hot as Hell, and if the metaphysicians doubt it they should go there and see. — Winston S. Churchill
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Fact Sayings By Jeanette Winterson: And here's the shock when you risk it, when you do the right thing, when And here's the shock
when you risk it, when you do the right thing, when you arrive at the borders of common sense and cross into unknown territory, leaving behind you all the familiar smells and lights, you do not experience great joy and huge energy.
You are unhappy. Things get worse.
It is a time of mourning. Loss. Fear. We bullet ourselves through with questions. And then we feel shot and wounded.
And then all the cowards come out and say, 'See, I told you so.'
In fact, they told you nothing. — Jeanette Winterson
Fact Sayings By Jesse Ventura: Remember something, if you will, about voting: Voting is not a horse race, you're not Remember something, if you will, about voting: Voting is not a horse race, you're not going there thinking "Gee, I gotta pick the winner so I can brag to my friends 'Oh, I picked so-and-so and he or she won'". Voting is voting your heart and voting your conscience and when you've done that, don't ever, EVER let a Democrat or Republican tell you that you've wasted your vote because the fact is, if you DON'T vote your heart and conscience then you HAVE wasted your vote. — Jesse Ventura
Fact Sayings By Theodore Roosevelt: The only way to get good service is to give somebody power to render it, The only way to get good service is to give somebody power to render it, facing the fact that power which will enable a man to do a job well will also necessarily enable him to do it ill if he is the wrong kind of man. — Theodore Roosevelt
Fact Sayings By Victor Hugo: The fact is that the beautiful, humanly speaking, is merely form considered in its simplest The fact is that the beautiful, humanly speaking, is merely form considered in its simplest aspect, in its most perfect symmetry, in its most entire harmony with our make-up. Thus the ensemble that it offers us is always complete, but restricted like ourselves. What we call the ugly, on the contrary, is a detail of a great whole which eludes us, and which is in harmony, not with man but with all creation. That is why it constantly presents itself to us in new but incomplete aspects. — Victor Hugo
Fact Sayings By Danielle Steel: Hot, isn't it?" Peter asked on the way into town, and the driver nodded. He Hot, isn't it?" Peter asked on the way into town, and the driver nodded. He could hear from the accent in his French that he was American, but he spoke it adequately, and the driver answered him in French, speaking slowly, so Peter could understand him. "It's been nice for a week. Did you come from America?" the driver asked with interest. People responded to Peter that way, they were drawn to him, even if they normally wouldn't have been. But the fact that he spoke French to him impressed the driver. — Danielle Steel
Fact Sayings By Fred Wilson: If you are successful, you will be cloned. That's life. In fact, it's a sign If you are successful, you will be cloned. That's life. In fact, it's a sign that you've made it when clones of your website, mobile app, and business start cropping up. — Fred Wilson
Fact Sayings By Soren Kierkegaard: Christ was crucified because he would have nothing to do with the crowd (even though Christ was crucified because he would have nothing to do with the crowd (even though he addressed himself to all). He did not want to form a party, an interest group, a mass movement, but wanted to be what he was, the truth, which is related to the single individual. Therefore everyone who will genuinely serve the truth is by that very fact a martyr. To win a crowd is no art; for that only untruth is needed, nonsense, and a little knowledge of human passions. But no witness to the truth dares to get involved with the crowd. — Soren Kierkegaard
Fact Sayings By Ajay Naidu: I love films for the fact that it is like working under a microscope. It I love films for the fact that it is like working under a microscope. It is sort of like a laboratory. — Ajay Naidu
Fact Sayings By Joel Edgerton: Even to this day, when I think about the fact that I'm in this 'Star Even to this day, when I think about the fact that I'm in this 'Star Wars' world, that I'm a half-brother to Darth Vader and an uncle to Luke Skywalker, it's too hard to wrap my head around. — Joel Edgerton
Fact Sayings By John F. Kennedy: I hear it said that West Berlin is militarily untenable - and so was Bastogne, I hear it said that West Berlin is militarily untenable - and so was Bastogne, and so, in fact, was Stalingrad. Any danger spot is tenable if men - brave men - will make it so. — John F. Kennedy
Fact Sayings By Bertrand Russell: It seems to me now that mathematics is capable of an artistic excellence as great It seems to me now that mathematics is capable of an artistic excellence as great as that of any music, perhaps greater; not because the pleasure it gives (although very pure) is comparable, either in intensity or in the number of people who feel it, to that of music, but because it gives in absolute perfection that combination, characteristic of great art, of godlike freedom, with the sense of inevitable destiny; because, in fact, it constructs an ideal world where everything is perfect and yet true. — Bertrand Russell
Fact Sayings By Amor Towles: So before responding, he signaled the Bishop for another glass of champagne. For centuries champagne So before responding, he signaled the Bishop for another glass of champagne. For centuries champagne has been used to launch marriages and ships. Most assume this is because the drink is so intrinsically celebratory; but, in fact, it is used at the onset of these dangerous enterprises because it so capably boosts one's resolve. When — Amor Towles
Fact Sayings By Bill Maher: The plain fact is religion must die for mankind to live. The hour is getting The plain fact is religion must die for mankind to live. The hour is getting very late to be able to indulge in having key deciscions made by religious people. By irrationalists. By those who would steer the ship of state, not by a compass, but by the equivalent of reading the entrails of a chicken. — Bill Maher
Fact Sayings By E. Fuller Torrey: Over the years it [the National Committee for Mental Hygiene] has championed for the promotion Over the years it [the National Committee for Mental Hygiene] has championed for the promotion of 'mental health' despite the fact that nobody knows what it is or how to do it. — E. Fuller Torrey
Fact Sayings By James Madison: Is there a Legislative power in fact, not expressly prohibited by the Constitution, which might Is there a Legislative power in fact, not expressly prohibited by the Constitution, which might not, according to the doctrine of the Court, be exercised as a means of carrying into effect some specified Power? — James Madison
Fact Sayings By Paul Grogan: In fact, I'd go one better, and venture that there's nothing more important than friendship: In fact, I'd go one better, and venture that there's nothing more important than friendship: if it should then take you to the ends of the earth with someone you like and admire, so much the better — Paul Grogan
Fact Sayings By Ekaterina Gordeeva: Through everything when you have these experiences in life it is important to remember the Through everything when you have these experiences in life it is important to remember the simple fact that family is always the main thing and most important part of your life. — Ekaterina Gordeeva
Fact Sayings By Anthony Robbins: Realize that you may have misinterpreted the situation completely, that your anger about this person Realize that you may have misinterpreted the situation completely, that your anger about this person breaking your rules may be based on the fact that they don't know what's most important to you (even though you believe they should). — Anthony Robbins
Fact Sayings By Rajneesh: Existence is only in the present. Mind is never in the present. In fact, the Existence is only in the present. Mind is never in the present. In fact, the moment you are in the present, there is no mind in you, there is great silence. The whole sky of your inner being is without thoughts, without clouds. I call this the state of no-mind. Only in this state of no-mind do you meet existence. And that meeting is the ultimate ecstasy. Once you have tasted it, you will never bother about the future. — Rajneesh
Fact Sayings By Terry Pratchett: The fact is that camels are far more intelligent than dolphins. They are so much The fact is that camels are far more intelligent than dolphins. They are so much brighter that they soon realised that the most prudent thing any intelligent animal can do, if it would prefer its descendants not to spend a lot of time on a slab with electrodes clamped to their brains or sticking mines on the bottom of ships or being patronized rigid by zoologists, is to make bloody certain humans don't find out about it. So they long ago plumped for a lifestyle that, in return for a certain amount of porterage and being prodded with sticks, allowed them adequate food and grooming and the chance to spit in a human's eye and get away with it. — Terry Pratchett
Fact Sayings By Taylor Jenkins Reid: Sometimes you want to forget the fact that you're alone, and instead, you want to Sometimes you want to forget the fact that you're alone, and instead, you want to relish the feeling that someone understands you, someone is fighting the same battle that you are. Also, you know, sometimes you just want to feel wanted and desired. Sometimes you want to feel what it feels like with someone new. Sometimes you forget about whether you're ready to do something, and you just let yourself do it. — Taylor Jenkins Reid
Fact Sayings By Rheta Childe Dorr: I wrote a great deal of verse. In fact, every time I fell in love, I wrote a great deal of verse. In fact, every time I fell in love, which was rather often, I burst into the emotional sort of thing which is perennially salable. — Rheta Childe Dorr
Fact Sayings By Leon Trotsky: As for us, we were never concerned with the Kantian-priestly and vegetarian-Quaker prattle about the As for us, we were never concerned with the Kantian-priestly and vegetarian-Quaker prattle about the "sacredness of human life". We were revolutionaries in opposition, and have remained revolutionaries in power. To make the individual sacred, we must destroy the social order which crucifies him. And that problem can only be solved by blood and iron. The man who recognizes the revolutionary historic importance of the very fact of the existence of the Soviet system must also sanction the Red Terror. — Leon Trotsky
Fact Sayings By Lee Strobel: Jesus's death has infinite value because he's an infinite God; it was enough to cover Jesus's death has infinite value because he's an infinite God; it was enough to cover all the sins of the world. If we say some sin is too terrible, then we're saying Jesus fell short in his mission. Grace is only grace if it's available even to the Duchs of the world. In fact," he said, straightening himself in his chair, "here's a difficult thing for us to comprehend: God loves Duch as much as he loves you and me. — Lee Strobel
Fact Sayings By W. H. Auden: Slavery is so intolerable a condition that the slave can hardly escape deluding himself into Slavery is so intolerable a condition that the slave can hardly escape deluding himself into thinking that he is choosing to obey his master's commands when, in fact, he is obliged to. Most slaves of habit suffer from this delusion and so do some writers, enslaved by an all too personal style. — W. H. Auden
Fact Sayings By Sam Savage: I had learned from my reading that you can do really awful things when you I had learned from my reading that you can do really awful things when you are bored, things that are bound to make you miserable. In fact, you do them in order to become miserable, so you won't have to be bored anymore. — Sam Savage
Fact Sayings By Mason Cooley: Stupidity is a fact of life, but unmentionable. The new Prudery. Stupidity is a fact of life, but unmentionable. The new Prudery. — Mason Cooley
Fact Sayings By Ayn Rand: His face gave her nothing in answer: it had that look of respectful severity with His face gave her nothing in answer: it had that look of respectful severity with which a man stands before the fact that the truth is the truth. — Ayn Rand
Fact Sayings By John Powell: A life of love is difficult, but it is not a bleak or unrewarding life. A life of love is difficult, but it is not a bleak or unrewarding life. In fact, it is the only true human and happy life, for it is filled with concerns that are as deep as life, as wide as the whole world, and as far reaching as eternity. It is only when we have consented to love, and have agreed to forget ourselves, that we can find our fulfillment. This fulfillment will come unperceived and mysterious like the grace of God, but we will recognize it and it will be recognized in us. — John Powell
Fact Sayings By Bob Proctor: When you turn that fantasy into a fact, you are in a position to build When you turn that fantasy into a fact, you are in a position to build even better fantasies. And that, my friend, is the Creative Process. — Bob Proctor
Fact Sayings By Henry Fairfield Osborn: The evolution of higher and of lower forms of life is as well and as The evolution of higher and of lower forms of life is as well and as soundly established as the eternal hills. It has long since ceased to be a theory; it is a law of Nature as universal in living things as is the law of gravitation in material things and in the motions of the heavenly spheres. — Henry Fairfield Osborn
Fact Sayings By Edward O. Wilson: We are all free in a democracy to believe whatever we wish, so why call We are all free in a democracy to believe whatever we wish, so why call any opinion such as Creationism a virulent cultural parasite-equivalent? Because it represents a triumph of blind religious faith over carefully tested fact. It is not a conception of reality forged by evidence and logical judgment. Instead, it is part of the price of admission to a religious tribe. Faith is the evidence given of a person's submission to a particular god, and even then not to the deity directly but to other humans who claim to represent the god. — Edward O. Wilson
Fact Sayings By Sophie Kinsella: Have you ever thought about the grid of Manhattan?' It's like ... a metaphor for Have you ever thought about the grid of Manhattan?' It's like ... a metaphor for life. You think you have the freedom to walk anywhere. But in fact ... you are strictly controlled. Up or down. Left or right. Nothing in between. No other options.' Life should be like an open space ... you should be able to walk in whatever direction you choose. — Sophie Kinsella
Fact Sayings By John Shelby Spong: [Charles] Darwin, for example, is the one who made us face the fact that the [Charles] Darwin, for example, is the one who made us face the fact that the primary way we tell the Christ story doesn't work anymore. — John Shelby Spong
Fact Sayings By Michael Tianias: It's all a matter of perception. What one person deems to be important may be It's all a matter of perception.
What one person deems to be important may be just as equally unimportant to another.
What one deems to be right may seem very wrong to someone else.
Your moral compass and values may not always be totally in sync with others you meet.
In the end it's all just your perception of how you choose to live your life and this may not always win you friends. In fact it may gain you some enemies.
Live your life how you choose to and if people don't like the way you do things then disagree if you must, but be nice & be respectful and then if you must, move on and leave it all behind you.
It's your life after all and only you can live it. Choose your path and set your compass then start walking. — Michael Tianias
Fact Sayings By Scott Barry Kaufman: I am not talking about rebelliousness, but giving people time for constructive internal reflection and I am not talking about rebelliousness, but giving people time for constructive internal reflection and even daydreaming. A lot of research is suggesting that the more that you demand people's external attention, the less chance you are allowing them to dip into the default mode where daydreams and reflection happen - and lot of great ideas are not going to come from the brute force of work but from personal life experience. Mind-wandering seems to be essential to the creative process, and I don't think a lot of businesses are aware of that fact. — Scott Barry Kaufman
Fact Sayings By Mette-Marit, Crown Princess Of Norway: I've never felt like a trophy wife. I have been able to learn a lot I've never felt like a trophy wife. I have been able to learn a lot in my role. The fact that you do not have any formal powers does not mean that one does not have a good starting point to give their opinion on important value questions. I really feel that I can put the spotlight on many issues that are important in Norwegian society. And I am very happy. — Mette-Marit, Crown Princess Of Norway
Fact Sayings By Robertson Davies: The truth is that art does not teach; it makes you feel, and any teaching The truth is that art does not teach; it makes you feel, and any teaching that may arise from the feeling is an extra, and must not be stressed too much. In the modern world, and in Canada as much as anywhere, we are obsessed with the notion that to think is the highest achievement of mankind, but we neglect the fact that thought untouched by feeling is thin, delusive, treacherous stuff. — Robertson Davies
Fact Sayings By Sophia Amoruso: I would say I'm a boss who's learning, and I hope people have the patience I would say I'm a boss who's learning, and I hope people have the patience for the fact that I'm learning along the way because that's a tough thing. — Sophia Amoruso
Fact Sayings By Philippe Falardeau: If you look at the end of the movie [Monsegnor Lahzar], I give a lot If you look at the end of the movie [Monsegnor Lahzar], I give a lot of space to what the spectator can also imagine of what's going to be Bachir's life afterwards. So, there's the restraint part, and there's the fact that the story is happening in the school which allowed me to tackle all these subjects without making it too didactic, because in the school everything happens. — Philippe Falardeau
Fact Sayings By Paul Craig Roberts: When America's creditors consider our behavior they see total fiscal irresponsibility. They see a deluded When America's creditors consider our behavior they see total fiscal irresponsibility. They see a deluded country that acts as if it is a privilege for foreigners to lend to it, and a deluded country that believes that foreigners will continue to accumulate US debt until the end of time. The fact of the matter is that the US is bankrupt. — Paul Craig Roberts
Fact Sayings By Neal A. Maxwell: When great individuals move so marvelously along the straight and narrow path, it is unseemly When great individuals move so marvelously along the straight and narrow path, it is unseemly of us to call attention to the fact that one of their shoelaces is untied as they make the journey. — Neal A. Maxwell
Fact Sayings By Howard Dean: The fact is that we wouldn't be in Iraq if it weren't for Democrats like The fact is that we wouldn't be in Iraq if it weren't for Democrats like Senator Kerry. — Howard Dean
Fact Sayings By Seamus Costello: We must make no secret of the fact that we are a revolutionary party , We must make no secret of the fact that we are a revolutionary party , prepared to give leadership on the streets as well as in the elected chambers & that we are out for a revolutionary state — Seamus Costello
Fact Sayings By Shirley Conran: I make no secret of the fact that I would rather lie on a sofa I make no secret of the fact that I would rather lie on a sofa than sweep beneath it. — Shirley Conran
Fact Sayings By Erich Fromm: Man does not suffer so much from poverty today as he suffers from the fact Man does not suffer so much from poverty today as he suffers from the fact that he has become a cog in a large machine, an automaton, that his life has become empty and lost its meaning. — Erich Fromm
Fact Sayings By Orhan Pamuk: The difference lies in the fact that in Istanbul the remains of a glorious past The difference lies in the fact that in Istanbul the remains of a glorious past civilization are everywhere visible. No matter how ill-kept, no matter how neglected or hemmed in they are by concrete monstrosities, the great mosques and other monuments of the city, as well as the lesser detritus of empire in every side street and corner - the little arches, fountains, and neighborhood mosques - inflict heartache on all who live among them. These — Orhan Pamuk
Fact Sayings By George Orwell: When I think of antiquity, the detail that frightens me is that those hundreds of When I think of antiquity, the detail that frightens me is that those hundreds of millions of slaves on whose backs civilization rested generation after generation have left behind them no record whatever. We do not even know their names. In the whole of Greek and Roman history, how many slaves' names are known to you? I can think of two, or possibly three. One is Spartacus and the other is Epictetus. Also, in the Roman room at the British Museum there is a glass jar with the maker's name inscribed on the bottom, 'FELIX FECIT'. I have a mental picture of poor Felix (a Gaul with red hair and a metal collar round his neck), but in fact he may not have been a slave; so there are only two slaves whose names I definitely know, and probably few people can remember more. The rest have gone down into utter silence. — George Orwell
Fact Sayings By James Woods: I think the great power of Bette Davis was she always knew who she was. I think the great power of Bette Davis was she always knew who she was. She had an obligation to herself and her audience. When you think of what she was compelled to do, the power she put on the screen, the fact that she took upon herself a much greater task ... — James Woods
Fact Sayings By John Rush: Due to their soft bodies and ephemeral nature, it is unlikely that biological evidence of Due to their soft bodies and ephemeral nature, it is unlikely that biological evidence of mushrooms will even be discovered in the archaeological record. This fact poses certain difficulties in determining the antiquity of modern cultural uses of psychoactive mushrooms, like those in Mexico and Siberia, and makes it even more difficult to determine whether psychoactive mushrooms were recognized and used by historical culture groups that are now extinct. — John Rush
Fact Sayings By Ram Dass: When our hearts open, when we know that we are in fact the world, when When our hearts open, when we know that we are in fact the world, when we experience the pain of others in our own blood and muscle, we are feeling compassion. — Ram Dass
Fact Sayings By Elaine Dundy: [W]hat is always overlooked is that although the poor want to be rich, it does [W]hat is always overlooked is that although the poor want to be rich, it does not follow that they either like the rich or that they in any way want to emulate their characters which, in fact, they despise. Both the poor and the rich have always found precisely the same grounds on which to complain about each other. Each feels the other has no manners, is disloyal, corrupt, insensitive - and has never put in an honest day's work in its life. — Elaine Dundy
Fact Sayings By Tessa Dare: I think you've more than made up for lost time now. In fact, I'm certain I think you've more than made up for lost time now. In fact, I'm certain you've exceeded your teasing quota for the day." "I can't borrow against tomorrow's?"
"No. — Tessa Dare
Fact Sayings By Daniel Klein: There is no rest for the striver. Just beyond the completion of each goal on There is no rest for the striver. Just beyond the completion of each goal on our life-achievement "bucket list" looms another goal, and then another. Meanwhile, of course, the clock is ticking - quite loudly, in fact. We become breathless. And we have no time left for a calm and reflective appreciation of our twilight years, no deliciously long afternoons sitting with friends or listening to music or musing about the story of our lives. And we will never get another chance for that. — Daniel Klein
Fact Sayings By Sid Grossman: Aesthetics does not exist for the camera as an isolated entity. Aesthetics, in fact, is Aesthetics does not exist for the camera as an isolated entity. Aesthetics, in fact, is inseparable from the purpose of the photographer and the use he makes of his theme. When photography fails ... it is usually because a false separation has been imposed on form and content. — Sid Grossman
Fact Sayings By Dalai Lama: The more we take the welfare of others to heart and work for their benefit, The more we take the welfare of others to heart and work for their benefit, the more benefit we derive for ourselves. This is a fact that we can see. — Dalai Lama
Fact Sayings By Robert Wagner: After Natalie [Wood] and I got back from our honeymoon, I began The Hunters, with After Natalie [Wood] and I got back from our honeymoon, I began The Hunters, with Robert Mitchum, directed by Dick Powell. I adored both of them. Powell was one of the great guys of all time, and Mitchum and I became fast friends. He insisted that I call him "Mother Mitchum." One day we cooked up a juvenile practical joke - we hired a girl to sit on a bench at lunchtime without any underpants on. We were in Arizona, at an Air Force base, and from the reaction you'd have thought the men of the United States Air Force had never seen a woman's private parts before. As word spread, we gradually brought the entire base to a halt. The fact that it was juvenile didn't make it any less funny; actually, it made it funnier. — Robert Wagner
Fact Sayings By Rory Bremner: I like the idea of people coming to opera for the first time and finding I like the idea of people coming to opera for the first time and finding it an enjoyable experience. I don't like the fact that opera is seen as elitist and all black ties and that stuff. — Rory Bremner
Fact Sayings By Evariste Galois: The analysts try in vain to conceal the fact that they do not deduce: they The analysts try in vain to conceal the fact that they do not deduce: they combine, they compose ... when they do arrive at the truth they stumble over it after groping their way along. — Evariste Galois
Fact Sayings By Jerry Z. Muller: It is all very well to have some internal sense of oneself as an individual, It is all very well to have some internal sense of oneself as an individual, but that sense must correspond to an external reality. Part of that external reality is property. The fact that something belongs to me and not to everyone increases my sense of myself as someone in particular. For Hegel that sense of individual particularity is intrinsic to the modern moral order. Indeed "the right of the subject's particularity to find satisfaction, or
to put it differently
the right of subjective freedom, is the pivotal and focal point in the difference between antiquity and the modern age." The fact that others do not take my property
that they regard it as mine
is also a way in which they recognize me as an individual. It is precisely this recognition that the slave, the bondsman, and the serf lack. That the right to own private property, to control some corner of the world, is universal in the modern state is for Hegel part of its glory. (p. 155) — Jerry Z. Muller
Fact Sayings By Mohammad Marandi: In my opinion, the continued popularity of these gross distortions of Iran in the U.S. In my opinion, the continued popularity of these gross distortions of Iran in the U.S. seems to reveal more about certain aspects of America than about Iran. It seems that the popularity of these memoirs is largely due to the fact that, while claiming to do the opposite, they regularly reinforce the dominant representations of Iran in America by constructing an exotic, backward, and barbaric Iran principally based on U.S. archives. — Mohammad Marandi
Fact Sayings By Guy Spier: We think we control our environment, but in fact, it's our environment that controls us. We think we control our environment, but in fact, it's our environment that controls us. We can't change the world. The only thing we can change is ourselves, by trying to get a better understanding of our own messed-up wiring. — Guy Spier
Fact Sayings By Jim Butcher: Hospital waits are bad ones. The fact that they happen to pretty much all of Hospital waits are bad ones. The fact that they happen to pretty much all of us, sooner or later, doesn't make them any less hideous. — Jim Butcher
Fact Sayings By Melyssa Winchester: Contrary to what has been written and said about me, I do not harbor hate Contrary to what has been written and said about me, I do not harbor hate in my heart for Lucifer. In fact, it is the opposite. I believe that the problems between us were caused because I loved him too much. He was unable to handle the sheer magnitude of it. With that and the free will I instilled within him, he made choices that in the end tore us apart. — Melyssa Winchester
Fact Sayings By Richard Wright: He lay still, his bloodshot eyes staring blankly before him, and drifted into dreams of He lay still, his bloodshot eyes staring blankly before him, and drifted into dreams of his problems, compulsively living out dialogues, summing up emotional scenes with his mother, Dot, and his friends. Repeatedly he chided himself to go to sleep, but it did no good, for he was hungry for these waking visions that depicted his dilemmas, yet he knew that such brooding did not help; in fact he was wasting his waning strength, for into these unreal dramas he was putting the whole of his ardent being. The long hours dragged on. — Richard Wright
Fact Sayings By Italo Calvino: A pawn in a very complicated game, a little cog in a huge gear, so A pawn in a very complicated game, a little cog in a huge gear, so little that it should not even be seen: in fact, it was established that I would go through here without leaving any traces; and instead, every minute I spend here I am leaving more traces. I leave traces if I do not speak with anyone, since I stick out as a man who won't open his mouth; I leave traces if I speak with someone because every word spoken is a word that remains and can crop up again later, with quotation marks or without. Perhaps this is why the author piles supposition on supposition in long paragraphs without dialogue, a thick, opaque layer of lead where I may pass unnoticed, disappear.
I am not at all the sort of person who attracts attention, I am an anonymous presence against an even more anonymous background. — Italo Calvino
Fact Sayings By Stephen Colbert: Every night on my show, The Colbert Report, I speak straight from the gut, okay? Every night on my show, The Colbert Report, I speak straight from the gut, okay? I give people the truth, unfiltered by rational argument. I call it "The No Fact Zone." Fox News, I hold a copyright on that term. — Stephen Colbert
Fact Sayings By Jerry Bridges: But on the whole, we appear to be more concerned about the sins of society But on the whole, we appear to be more concerned about the sins of society than we are the sins of the saints. In fact, we often indulge in what I call the "respectable" or "acceptable" sins without any sense of sin. Our — Jerry Bridges
Fact Sayings By Robert Bork: By depriving the charged person of any defenses [the rulings] mean that sexual dalliance, however By depriving the charged person of any defenses [the rulings] mean that sexual dalliance, however voluntarily engaged in, becomes harassment whenever an employee sees fit, after the fact, so to characterize it. — Robert Bork
Fact Sayings By William S. Burroughs: You're both mother fuckers. She was half asleep. Her voice was matter-of-fact as if referring You're both mother fuckers. She was half asleep. Her voice was matter-of-fact as if referring to actual incest. — William S. Burroughs
Fact Sayings By Phyllis McGinley: Pressed for rules and verities, All i recolelct are these: Feed a cold and starve Pressed for rules and verities, All i recolelct are these: Feed a cold and starve a fever. Argue with no true believer. Think-too-long is never-act. Scratch a myth and find a fact. — Phyllis McGinley
Fact Sayings By Abigail Disney: Conservative values aren't really reflected in the radical values of the NRA. And the other Conservative values aren't really reflected in the radical values of the NRA. And the other idea was that the NRA is not what you think it is: It's an evolving, ever-changing organization, and it has not always been this radical, right-wing arm of the Republican Party, and that the history of the NRA is in fact really interesting. — Abigail Disney
Fact Sayings By Richard Holbrooke: In diplomacy, as in life itself, one often learns more from failures than from successes. In diplomacy, as in life itself, one often learns more from failures than from successes. Triumphs will seem, in retrospect, to be foreordained, a series of brilliant actions and decisions that may in fact have been lucky or inadvertent, whereas failures illuminate paths and pitfalls to be avoided. — Richard Holbrooke
Fact Sayings By Stephen Bungay: If Clausewitz is right, no one should develop a strategy without taking into account the If Clausewitz is right, no one should develop a strategy without taking into account the effects of organizational friction. Yet we continue to be surprised and frustrated when it manifests itself. We tend to think everything has gone wrong when in fact everything has gone normally. — Stephen Bungay
Fact Sayings By Rick Perry: Just because you have a group of scientists who stood up and said here is Just because you have a group of scientists who stood up and said here is the fact. Galileo got outvoted for a spell. — Rick Perry
Fact Sayings By Barbara R. Duguid: you were to ask Christians around the world what God wants from the people he you were to ask Christians around the world what God wants from the people he has saved, most would probably answer "obedience." There is great truth in that answer, but it is not enough. If the sovereign God's primary goal in sanctifying believers is simply to make us more holy, it is hard to explain why most of us make only "small beginnings" on the road to personal holiness in this life, as the Heidelberg Catechism puts it (see Catechism Q. 113). In reality, God wants something much more precious in our lives than mere outward conformity to his will. After all, obedience is tricky business and can be confusing to us. We can be obedient outwardly while sinning wildly on the inside, as the example of the Pharisees makes clear. In fact, many of my worst sins have been committed in the context of my best obedience. — Barbara R. Duguid
Fact Sayings By Samuel Moyn: Israel's monomaniacal Spinoza worship is amusing and exasperating by turns. For a start, his insistence Israel's monomaniacal Spinoza worship is amusing and exasperating by turns. For a start, his insistence that Spinoza was the singular font of the Enlightenment leaves him without a story of the Enlightenment's intellectual or cultural origins. Every historian has to begin somewhere, but the fact that Israel begins with Spinoza, and then reduces most of what follows the philosopher to a footnote, leaves his account of the Enlightenment founded on something like immaculate conception. — Samuel Moyn
Fact Sayings By Chris Matakas: The very fact that you can observe this thinking mind is proof that you are The very fact that you can observe this thinking mind is proof that you are not this thinking mind. — Chris Matakas