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I'm a classic stress-eater, so I know a lot about how eating can become a way of hiding from what's really wrong. I escape into food. But some people escape into books. Some into relationships that might not be good for them. The three main characters in 'The Sugar Queen' struggle with each of these comforts-turned-crutches.Sarah Addison Allen Not In The Wrong Sayings By Sarah Addison Allen: I'm a classic stress-eater, so I know a lot about how eating can become a
One error, in fact, of eccentricity in poetry is to seek for new human emotions to express; and in this search for novelty in the wrong place it discovers the perverse. The business of the poet is not to find new emotions, but to use the ordinary ones and, in working them up into poetry, to express feelings which are not in actual emotions at all.T. S. Eliot Not In The Wrong Sayings By T. S. Eliot: One error, in fact, of eccentricity in poetry is to seek for new human emotions
We do not charge an author with unpardonable ignorance because his twelfth-century characters never stop arguing about The Smiths. It is possible that the writer, having only a feeble grasp of history, really does believe that The Smiths were around in the twelfth century, or that Morrissey is such a superlative genius as to be timeless. But the fact that this occurs in a work of fiction inclines us to the charitable view that the distortion is deliberate. This is highly convenient for poets and novelists. Literature, like an absolute monarch among his fawning courtiers, is where you can never be wrong.Terry Eagleton Not In The Wrong Sayings By Terry Eagleton: We do not charge an author with unpardonable ignorance because his twelfth-century characters never stop
There was no back home any more, not in the essential way, and that was part of Paris too. Why we couldn't stop drinking or talking or kissing the wrong people no matter what it ruined. Some of us had looked into the faces of the dead and tried not to remember anything in particular. Ernest was one of these. He often said he'd died in the war, just for a moment; that his soul had left his body like a silk handkerchief, slipping out and levitating over his chest. It had returned without being called back, and I often wondered if writing for him was a way of knowing his soul was there after all, back in its place. Of saying to himself, if not to anyone else, that he had seen what he'd seen and felt those terrible things and lived anyway. That he had died but wasn't dead any more.Paula McLain Not In The Wrong Sayings By Paula McLain: There was no back home any more, not in the essential way, and that was
In my personal life, I have always been bold, from the clothes I wear to how I talk. For me, boldness does not necessarily mean stripping. I think people have wrong notion about boldness. For me, bold is being different.Sonam Kapoor Not In The Wrong Sayings By Sonam Kapoor: In my personal life, I have always been bold, from the clothes I wear to
We could unleash all this technology at once. You can imagine what would happen then. But that's not the interesting thing."
"What is the interesting thing?"
"The interesting thing is that we have a moral sense. It is on punched cards, perhaps the most advanced and sensitive moral sense the world has ever known."
"Because it is on punched cards?"
"It considers all considerations in endless and subtle detail," he said. "It even quibbles. With this great new moral tool, how can we go wrong? I confidently predict that, although we could employ all this splendid new weaponry I've been telling you about, we're not going to do it.
Donald Barthelme Not In The Wrong Sayings By Donald Barthelme: We could unleash all this technology at once. You can imagine what would happen then.
Now we are going to make a new-way path. So you take a shovel, you take a ground-haker, you take a hairpin and you start digging. And you dig in all directions: up and down, in and out, right and left. Not in a straight line. Nothing natural or interesting goes in a straight line. As a matter of fact, it is the quickest way to the wrong place. And don't pretend you know where you are going. Because if you know where you are going, that means you've been there, and you are going to end up exactly where you came from.Sherry Ruth Anderson Not In The Wrong Sayings By Sherry Ruth Anderson: Now we are going to make a new-way path. So you take a shovel, you
Many people inside the church think God cares only that we obey. In fact, many believe that it is even more honorable
and therefore more righteous
when we obey God against all desire to obey Him. Where did we get the idea that if we do what God tells us to do, even though 'our hearts are far from Him,' it's something to be proud of, something admirable, something praiseworthy, something righteous? Don't get me wrong, we should obey when we don't feel like it. But lets not make the common mistake of proudly equating that with the righteousness that God requires.
Tullian Tchividjian Not In The Wrong Sayings By Tullian Tchividjian: Many people inside the church think God cares only that we obey. In fact, many
Your YES! Attitude is permission... A YES! Attitude is your ability to think, listen, speak, and react in a positive way. Your YES! Attitude is permission... To see the good in things, not the bad. To see how to make bad things good. To see the opportunity and the resolve when an obstacle faces you. To see things from the what is right side, not the what is wrong side. To treat others the way you want to be treated. To encourage others when they need support. To never let the negative things affect you for more than five minutes. To (almost) never have a "bad day." To have something nice or humorous to say. To be internally happy. To work at maintaining your attitude every day.Jeffrey Gitomer Not In The Wrong Sayings By Jeffrey Gitomer: Your YES! Attitude is permission... A YES! Attitude is your ability to think, listen, speak,
Dear Mommy
I'm doing really good,
I get all A's in school
And I don't cry at bedtime anymore,
Though my new mom said I could.
I remember how much you hate tears,
You slapped them out of me
To make me strong,
I think it worked.
I learned to use a microscope
And my hair grew two inches.
It's pretty, just like yours.
I'm not allowed to clean the house,
Only my own room,
Isn't that a funny rule?
You say kids are so much trouble
Getting born, they better pay it back.
I'm not supposed to take care
Of the other kids, only me, I sort of like it.
I still get the hole in my stomach
When I do something wrong,
I have a saying on my mirror
"Kids make mistakes, It's OK,"
I read it every day,
Sometimes I even believe it.
I wonder if you ever think of me
Or if you're glad the troublemaker's gone,
I never want to see you again.
I love you, Mommy.
Karyl McBride Not In The Wrong Sayings By Karyl McBride: Dear MommyI'm doing really good,I get all A's in schoolAnd I don't cry at bedtime
Sometimes there is no right thing. Sometimes wrong wins, and that's okay. Life doesn't have cooker-cutters for right and wrong, Ryder. There's that messy gray area in between, and I sure hope I'm not the one staring down the barrel of your gun when you figure that out." Muse ~ Darkest Before Dawn. #3 The Veil SeriesPippa DaCosta Not In The Wrong Sayings By Pippa DaCosta: Sometimes there is no right thing. Sometimes wrong wins, and that's okay. Life doesn't have
There is a bit [in Why Be Happy When You Could be Normal?] where I talk about 'keeping the heart awake to love and beauty.' That's very difficult in our world, even when things are going well. It's not a world with much room for love and beauty. The daily news is [filled with] everything that goes wrong in our world, and everything horrible and unpleasant. I think that saturates your mind with negativity. I really think we need something to counteract that. I don't think it's Pollyanna or sentimental to focus on the ways we support one another on the micro level.
(from "It is the Imagination that Counts")
Jeanette Winterson Not In The Wrong Sayings By Jeanette Winterson: There is a bit [in Why Be Happy When You Could be Normal?] where I
He did not know how long it took, but later he looked back on this time of crying in the corner of the dark cave and thought of it as when he learned the most important rule of survival, which was that feeling sorry for yourself didn't work. It wasn't just that it was wrong to do, or that it was considered incorrect. It was more than that
it didn't work.
Gary Paulsen Not In The Wrong Sayings By Gary Paulsen: He did not know how long it took, but later he looked back on this
While I do not believe Ford was wrong to pardon Nixon, the timing of the pardon was premature and may have cost Ford the margin of victory in the 1976 election.Richard Ben-Veniste Not In The Wrong Sayings By Richard Ben-Veniste: While I do not believe Ford was wrong to pardon Nixon, the timing of the
We have but one flag, one country; let us stand together. We may differ in color, but not in sentiment. Many things have been said about me which are wrong, and which white and black persons here, who stood by me through the war, can contradict.Nathan Bedford Forrest Not In The Wrong Sayings By Nathan Bedford Forrest: We have but one flag, one country; let us stand together. We may differ in
If you do not want what I want, please try not to tell me that my want is wrong. Or if my beliefs are different from yours, at least pause before you set out to correct them. Or if my emotion seems less or more intense than yours, given the same circumstances, try not to ask me to feel other than I do. Or if I act, or fail to act, in the manner of your design for action, please let me be. I do not, for the moment at least, ask you to understand me. That will come only when you are willing to give up trying to change me into a copy of you.David Keirsey Not In The Wrong Sayings By David Keirsey: If you do not want what I want, please try not to tell me that
All the pains in this world are assumed pains. It is 'wrong belief'! People have the illusion of pain. This illusion is being experienced. What was seen with the eyes is not being experienced. To have illusory experience means to spend the entire night 'dying' in the fear of ghosts. That is what it is.Dada Bhagwan Not In The Wrong Sayings By Dada Bhagwan: All the pains in this world are assumed pains. It is 'wrong belief'! People have
Every Christian who struggles with depression struggles to keep their hope clear. There is nothing wrong with the object of their hope - Jesus Christ is not defective in any way whatsoever. But the view from the struggling Christian's heart of their objective hope could be obscured by disease and pain, the pressures of life, and by Satanic fiery darts shot against them ... All discouragement and depression is related to the obscuring of our hope, and we need to get those clouds out of the way and fight like crazy to see clearly how precious Christ is.John Piper Not In The Wrong Sayings By John Piper: Every Christian who struggles with depression struggles to keep their hope clear. There is nothing
I get caught up in outcomes. I convince myself they're truths. No one will notice how wrong you are if everything you do ends up right. The rest becomes incidental. So incidental that, after a while, you forget. Maybe you are perfect. Good. It must be true. Who can argue with results? You're not so wrong after all. So you buy into it and you go crazy maintaining it. Except it creeps up on you sometimes, that you're not right. Imperfect. Bad. So you snap your fingers and it goes away.
Until something you can't ignore happens and you see it all over yourself.
And there's only one thing left to do.
Courtney Summers Not In The Wrong Sayings By Courtney Summers: I get caught up in outcomes. I convince myself they're truths. No one will notice
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 Not In The Wrong Sayings By Chris Cannon: Since he didn't seem to understand the situation, I felt it my duty to enlighten
School is not like church.
I know a lot of people in my school are happy about this,
but I think that's because they've known the wrong kind
of churches, the ones that hold back instead of lifting up.
David Levithan Not In The Wrong Sayings By David Levithan: School is not like church.I know a lot of people in my school are happy
You know," she said, pulling back from his neck. "I've always been wrong about something."
"And that is?"
"I thought there was nothing in the world more seductive than a troubadour singing his observations about his lady love. But I was wrong."
She trailed her fingernail down his arm, raising chills in its wake. "The most incredible seduction is when a knight who is renowned for his strength speaks from his heart. Not as a knave out to woo a woman because he can, but as a man who wants only to give of himself." Her gaze seared him as she stared into his eyes and he saw her innermost sincerity. "I love you, Stryder. I always will."
-Stryder and Rowena
Kinley MacGregor Not In The Wrong Sayings By Kinley MacGregor: You know," she said, pulling back from his neck. "I've always been wrong about something.""And
She had not understood what he said, but she took him in with a glance that made Will feel like he had just had one of those full-body MRI scans, the kind that find more things wrong with you than you ever could have imagined.Reece Hirsch Not In The Wrong Sayings By Reece Hirsch: She had not understood what he said, but she took him in with a glance
I stopped going to therapy
because I knew my therapist was right
and I wanted to keep being wrong.
I wanted to keep my bad habits
like charms on a bracelet.
I did not want to be brave.
I think I like my brain best
in a bar fight with my heart.
I think I like myself a little broken.
I'm ok if that makes me less loved.
I like poetry better than therapy anyway.
The poems never judge me
for healing wrong.
Clementine Von Radics Not In The Wrong Sayings By Clementine Von Radics: I stopped going to therapybecause I knew my therapist was rightand I wanted to keep
I feel like there are women who are genuinely born to be mothers, and women who are born to be aunties, and women who really probably not should be allowed near children. The tragedy that happens is when any one of those women ends up in the wrong category.Elizabeth Gilbert Not In The Wrong Sayings By Elizabeth Gilbert: I feel like there are women who are genuinely born to be mothers, and women
Was it worth while to lay
with infinite exertion
a roof I can't live under?
- All those blueprints,
closings of gaps,
measurings, calculations?
A life I didn't choose
chose me: even
my tools are the wrong ones
for what I have to do.
I'm naked, ignorant,
a naked man fleeing
across the roofs
who could with a shade of difference
be sitting in the lamplight
against the cream wallpaper
reading - not with indifference
about a naked man
fleeing across the roofs.
Adrienne Rich Not In The Wrong Sayings By Adrienne Rich: Was it worth while to laywith infinite exertiona roof I can't live under? - All
At sunset, on the river ban, Krishna
Loved her for the last time and left ...
That night in her husband's arms, Radha felt
So dead that he asked, What is wrong,
Do you mind my kisses, love? And she said,
Not not at all, but thought, What is
It to the corpse if the maggots nip?
Kamala Suraiyya Das Not In The Wrong Sayings By Kamala Suraiyya Das: At sunset, on the river ban, KrishnaLoved her for the last time and left ...
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 Not In The Wrong Sayings By Michael Tianias: It's all a matter of perception. What one person deems to be important may be
The only conscience we can trust to is the massive sense of wrong in a class, and the best wisdom that will work is the wisdom of balancing claims. That's my text - which side is injured? I support the man who supports their claims, not the virtuous upholder of the wrong.George Eliot Not In The Wrong Sayings By George Eliot: The only conscience we can trust to is the massive sense of wrong in a
Injustice in this world is not something comparative; the wrong is deep, clear, and absolute in each private fate.George Santayana Not In The Wrong Sayings By George Santayana: Injustice in this world is not something comparative; the wrong is deep, clear, and absolute
If the infidels live among the Muslims, in accordance with the conditions set out by the Prophet - there is nothing wrong with it provided they pay Jizya to the Islamic treasury. Other conditions are . . . that they do not renovate a church or a monastery, do not rebuild ones that were destroyed, that they feed for three days any Muslim who passes by their homes . . . that they rise when a Muslim wishes to sit, that they do not imitate Muslims in dress and speech, nor ride horses, nor own swords, nor arm themselves with any kind of weapon; that they do not sell wine, do not show the cross, do not ring church bells, do not raise their voices during prayer, that they shave their hair in front so as to make them easily identifiable, do not incite anyone against the Muslims, and do not strike a Muslim. . . . If they violate these conditions, they have no protection .40Raymond Ibrahim Not In The Wrong Sayings By Raymond Ibrahim: If the infidels live among the Muslims, in accordance with the conditions set out by
Do all children have some inherent right to live in America if they have done nothing wrong? If not, then why should the children of illegal immigrants have such a right?Thomas Sowell Not In The Wrong Sayings By Thomas Sowell: Do all children have some inherent right to live in America if they have done
Maybe I'm wrong because I've not met the person yet, I really don't think I'd want to be with someone in the industry. I really don't think so. Once bitten, twice shy.Peter Andre Not In The Wrong Sayings By Peter Andre: Maybe I'm wrong because I've not met the person yet, I really don't think I'd
I do not know how to live in a world where everyone is right and everyone is wrong. Constantine was a good man, and he was also a fool who threw away the lives of his people. I have loved Mehmed with everything I am since I was a child, and I have longed to enter this city triumphant with him. But now that we are here, I cannot look at him without hearing the cries of the dying, without seeing the blood on my hands. Nazira and I - we ate and dreamed and walked and bled with these people. And now they are gone, and my people are here, but I do not know who I am anymore.Kiersten White Not In The Wrong Sayings By Kiersten White: I do not know how to live in a world where everyone is right and
Many people are being persuaded that they cannot be considered intelligent or well educated if they insist on the doctrine of the verbal inspiration of the Book. Let me say to you that truth has always lived with the minority; what the majority says at a given moment is usually wrong. The crowd one day cried, "Crucify him," and the whole world united to murder the Son of God, because in their ignorance they knew Him not.Alan Redpath Not In The Wrong Sayings By Alan Redpath: Many people are being persuaded that they cannot be considered intelligent or well educated if
It is wrong to become absorbed in the divine law to such a degree as not to perceive human law. Death belongs to God alone. By what right do men touch that unknown thing?Victor Hugo Not In The Wrong Sayings By Victor Hugo: It is wrong to become absorbed in the divine law to such a degree as
There is a difference between justice and consideration in one's relations to one's fellow men. It is the function of justice not to do wrong to one's fellow men of considerateness, not to wound their feelings.Marcus Tullius Cicero Not In The Wrong Sayings By Marcus Tullius Cicero: There is a difference between justice and consideration in one's relations to one's fellow men.
Law is a process. If there is equality of process for everybody, then that's our definition of justice. Whether or not what is done is right or wrong, you follow the process. And so, the end result is just by definition within that alternative universe that is American law. Most people still operate within a moral universe where principles of good and bad and what is right and wrong in itself, and not just as a result of the process.Francis George Not In The Wrong Sayings By Francis George: Law is a process. If there is equality of process for everybody, then that's our
Reality is much more complex than any judgment of right and wrong encourages you to believe. When you really understand the ethical, spiritual, social, economic, and psychological forces that shape individuals, you will see that people's choices are not based on a desire to hurt. Instead, they are in accord with what they know and what world views are available to them. Most are doing the best they can, given what information they've received and what problems they are facing.Michael Lerner Not In The Wrong Sayings By Michael Lerner: Reality is much more complex than any judgment of right and wrong encourages you to
Where are you? In the past or in the future? It doesn't matter because if you are not in today you are in the wrong place!Mehmet Murat Ildan Not In The Wrong Sayings By Mehmet Murat Ildan: Where are you? In the past or in the future? It doesn't matter because if
There is no sort of wrong deed of which a man can bear the punishment alone; you can't isolate yourself and say that the evil that is in you shall not spread. Men's lives are as thoroughly blended with each other as the air they breathe; evil spreads as necessarily as disease.George Eliot Not In The Wrong Sayings By George Eliot: There is no sort of wrong deed of which a man can bear the punishment
Am I missing something because of my lack of education? Being an intellectual - I'm not. So I hire him as a corner man, like a boxer; he watches me and tells me what I do wrong before I go in for the next round. Barry thought he was going to write what became Executioner's Song, and I told him he wasn't going to. And Barry's closest friend was Joan Didion.Lawrence Schiller Not In The Wrong Sayings By Lawrence Schiller: Am I missing something because of my lack of education? Being an intellectual - I'm
In regard to duties, if we all agreed that every one has a duty not to hasten death, then we could properly conclude it is wrong to hasten death regardless of the consequences. And we could properly conclude that it is wrong to assist such a death. But we do not all agree. Some of us believe our duty is to relieve human suffering or to allow freedom of human choice and that aid in dying is consistent with that duty.Byron Chell Not In The Wrong Sayings By Byron Chell: In regard to duties, if we all agreed that every one has a duty not
Now listen more carefully to depression. Like all feelings, it is a kind of language. Guilt says, "I am wrong." Anger says, "You are wrong." Fear says, "I am in danger." Depression, too, has a message, but the message is usually not that simple. "Whereas some emotions are clear and unambiguous, depression's language is more heavily encrypted. It might take some decoding before it is understandable, but it is worth the effort. RECONSTRUCTINGEdward T. Welch Not In The Wrong Sayings By Edward T. Welch: Now listen more carefully to depression. Like all feelings, it is a kind of language.
What is morality? It is not the following of enjoined rules of conduct. It is not a question of standing above temptations, or of conquering hate, anger, greed, lust and violence.
Questioning your actions before and after creates the moral problem. What is responsible for this situation is the faculty of distinguishing between right and wrong and influencing your actions accordingly.Life is action. Unquestioned action is morality. Questioning your actions is destroying the expression of life. A person who lets life act in its own way without the protective movement of thought has no self to defend. What need will he have to lie or cheat or pretend or to commit any other act which his society considers immoral?
U.G. Krishnamurti Not In The Wrong Sayings By U.G. Krishnamurti: What is morality? It is not the following of enjoined rules of conduct. It is
One note is not music. It is what lies between the notes that makes the music. And what is between them is: their relationship. Relationships are the music life makes. Context creates meaning. Asking, "What is the meaning of life?" is the wrong question; it makes you look in the wrong places. The question is, "Where is the meaning in life?" The place to look is: between.Carl Safina Not In The Wrong Sayings By Carl Safina: One note is not music. It is what lies between the notes that makes the
First, make sure you get into a relationship for the right reasons. (I'm using the word "right" here as a relative term. I mean "right" relative to the larger purpose you hold in your life.) As I have indicated before, most people still enter relationships for the "wrong" reasons - to end loneliness, fill a gap, bring themselves love, or someone to love - and those are some of the better reasons. Others do so to salve their ego, end their depressions, improve their sex life, recover from a previous relationship, or, believe it or not, to relieve boredom. None of these reasons will work, and unless something dramatic changes along the way, neither will the relationship.Neale Donald Walsch Not In The Wrong Sayings By Neale Donald Walsch: First, make sure you get into a relationship for the right reasons. (I'm using the
He died of a breaking heart," Pete said, making a stout log fence of his hands around the glove compartment and leaning forward to peer at the luminous clock, "but he was an old man. He was the king of his Yaquis down there and he couldn't live any more when they took the land away. He couldn't live up in the mountains that way. He hid all the treasures - you understand treasures? - in the mountains down there and he died. Now I'm the king of my Yaquis and someday I'll go down there and dig up the treasures again - maybe soon if they don't catch me too much. Then I buy the land back and we will live in the future like in the past only better." Pete let the fence fall, and sunlight showed the clock to be hours wrong, if not years.Douglas Woolf Not In The Wrong Sayings By Douglas Woolf: He died of a breaking heart," Pete said, making a stout log fence of his
Miss Sevier in high school told us the police think we have knives or guns in our pockets and that they have killed people who were just trying to get out their IDs. I think that is wrong, but I read where the court decided it was all right if the police were really scared. Yet if anybody else is really scared of the police it's not all right for the scared person to kill a policeman.Elizabeth Moon Not In The Wrong Sayings By Elizabeth Moon: Miss Sevier in high school told us the police think we have knives or guns
Loneliness is painful. But suffering is not wrong in and of itself. It's part of the human experience, and in a way brings us closer to all people.Juliette Fay Not In The Wrong Sayings By Juliette Fay: Loneliness is painful. But suffering is not wrong in and of itself. It's part of
What did your mom say?"
"She said I better not be pregnant."
Janie snorts. "What the hell is wrong with our parents, anyway? Wait
you're not, are you?"
"Of course not! Sheesh, Janers! I may not have gotten the best grades in school, but I'm not stupid. You know I'm on the Pill. And his Jimmy doesn't get near me without a raincoat, yadamean? Ain't nothin' getting through my little fortress!
Lisa McMann Not In The Wrong Sayings By Lisa McMann: What did your mom say?""She said I better not be pregnant."Janie snorts. "What the hell
He was not prepared to deal with my mistake, thought Jane, and he did not understand the suffering his response would cause me. He is innocent of wrong -doing, and so am I. We shall forgive each other and go on.
It was a good decision, and Jane was proud of it. The trouble was, she couldn't carry it out. Those few seconds in which parts of her mind came to a halt were not trivial in their effect on her. There was trauma, loss, change; she was not now the same being that she had been before. parts of her had died. Parts of her had become confused, out of order ...
She discovered, as many a living being had discovered, that rational decisions are far more easily made than carried out.
Orson Scott Card Not In The Wrong Sayings By Orson Scott Card: He was not prepared to deal with my mistake, thought Jane, and he did not
It should not be believed that a march of three or four days in the wrong direction can be corrected by a countermarch. As a rule, this is to make two mistakes instead of one.Napoleon Bonaparte Not In The Wrong Sayings By Napoleon Bonaparte: It should not be believed that a march of three or four days in the
What's a life?! How do we distinguish between a real life and a fake life?! Am I wrong?! Am I wrong?! Or am I right?! What should I do?! What's the right thing to do?! I don't know anything! I don't know the answer! But I don't want this! Not this!! Because ... In my eyes ... he was just a crying little boy ...Minari Endou Not In The Wrong Sayings By Minari Endou: What's a life?! How do we distinguish between a real life and a fake life?!
I learned much from Crispin, though a lot of the things he went on about passed over my head. But he was one of those teachers who, by a kind of osmosis, helped you discover the quantity of areas in your life in which you are still so ignorant as not to have even considered forming a wrong opinion.Miguel Syjuco Not In The Wrong Sayings By Miguel Syjuco: I learned much from Crispin, though a lot of the things he went on about
Wrong is wrong. Wrong is out there and lives among us. When do you get tired of voting for the lesser of the two evils? Wrong cannot be fought unless you understand what you are fighting against. Wrong can be fought against by using its own energy against itself. Let the system destroy itself. Accelerate the process by backing your resources out of the system. The system may not collapse in your lifetime, but you have the ability to help set up future generations, your children's children, to have a better life even further away from the system.Annie Berdel Not In The Wrong Sayings By Annie Berdel: Wrong is wrong. Wrong is out there and lives among us. When do you get
Why not? It's natural selection. Just like nature." I wrinkled my nose. "Boudas love this argument, because it gives them an excuse to do all the wrong things. 'I'm sorry I screwed your sister and got my penis stuck in your German shepherd. It's in my nature. I just couldn't help myself.Ilona Andrews Not In The Wrong Sayings By Ilona Andrews: Why not? It's natural selection. Just like nature." I wrinkled my nose. "Boudas love this
We come into this world through women: a woman who is spent, broken open, in awe. No wonder women have been worshiped ever since men first saw the crowning of a head, here, legs spread, a brushstroke of light. We are fire. We are water. We are earth. We are air. We are all things elemental. The world begins with "Yes,"
Changing women: we begin again like the moon. We can no longer deny the destiny that is ours by becoming women who wait: waiting to love, waiting to speak, waiting to act. This is not patience, but pathology. We are sensual, sexual beings, intrinsically bound to both heaven and earth, our bodies a hologram. In our withholding of power, we abrogate power, and that creates war. The Australian poet Judith Wright says,
"Our dream was the wrong dream,
our strength was the wrong strength. Wounded, we cross the desert's emptiness
and must be false to what would make us whole.
Terry Tempest Williams Not In The Wrong Sayings By Terry Tempest Williams: We come into this world through women: a woman who is spent, broken open, in
One immense old lady has a family of lively young crocodiles running over her, evidently playing like a lot of kittens. The heavy musky smell they give off is most repulsive, but we do not rise up and make a row about this, because we feel hopelessly in the wrong in intruding into these family scenes uninvited ...Mary Kingsley Not In The Wrong Sayings By Mary Kingsley: One immense old lady has a family of lively young crocodiles running over her, evidently
I'm not perfect. I think more highly of snow and ice than love. It's easier for me to be interested in mathematics than to have affection for my fellow human beings. But I am anchored to something in life that is constant. You can call it a sense of orientation; you can call it woman's intuition; you can call it whatever you like. I'm standing on a foundation and have no farther to fall. It could be that I haven't managed to organize my life very well. But I always have a grip - with at least one finger at a time - on Absolute Space. That's why there's a limit to how far the world can twist out of joint, and to how badly things can go before I find out. I now know, without a shadow of a doubt, that something is wrong. IPeter Hoeg Not In The Wrong Sayings By Peter Hoeg: I'm not perfect. I think more highly of snow and ice than love. It's easier
Her body didn't give a damn that he was all wrong for her, it wanted him anyway. Badly. Either oblivious of or not wanting to encourage the attraction between them, Wade looked down at his mug as though he wasn't comfortable holding her gaze at such close range, and took a sip. As he swallowed, one side of his mouth curved up and he let out an appreciative groan that seemed to reverberate right through her, heating her blood. Startled, she drank in the almost dreamy expression on his angular face and imagined that same look right after he'd enjoyed an intensely satisfying orgasm. Erin couldn't be positive, but if his reaction to a simple cup of coffee made him groan like that, she was pretty sure it had been a while since he'd had one of those, too. And man, the idea of being the one to end his dry spell was way too freaking hot for her own good.Kaylea Cross Not In The Wrong Sayings By Kaylea Cross: Her body didn't give a damn that he was all wrong for her, it wanted
So far Kat has been through all the Wa's she could think of, but Hale hadn't admitted to being Walter or Ward or Washington. He'd firmly denied both Warren and Waverly. Watson had prompted him to do a very bad Sherlock Holmes impersonation throughout a good portion of a train ride to Edinburgh, Scotland. And Wayne seemed so wrong she hadn't even tried.
Hale was Hale. And not knowing what the W's stood for had become a constant reminder to Kat that, in life, there are some things that can be given but never stolen.
Of course, that didn't stop her from trying.
Ally Carter Not In The Wrong Sayings By Ally Carter: So far Kat has been through all the Wa's she could think of, but Hale
If you're not happy looking a knob in the face, there's something wrong.Karl Pilkington Not In The Wrong Sayings By Karl Pilkington: If you're not happy looking a knob in the face, there's something wrong.
American culture really has two souls. And it's not a question of whether the culture becomes secularized. The culture never becomes one thing or the other. The culture is always two. The culture is always William Bradford and Jonathan Edwards. The culture is always Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison. America was born just in time to have two mentalities. We're like Jacob and Esau struggling in the womb. Secular people want to believe that we are a nation of the Enlightenment, and because of the Founding Fathers and the Constitution that secularism will supersede religion. Religious people want to believe that through the revival religion will supersede secularism. And both are wrong. "What's going to happen," he said, "is that there will continue to be a constant dynamic and tension between the two, running side by side.And they're going to keep on being about that for as long as there's an American identity worth talking about.Bruce Feiler Not In The Wrong Sayings By Bruce Feiler: American culture really has two souls. And it's not a question of whether the culture
It's not enough to be oppressed, you must also be in the right. Most oppressed people are in the wrong to an almost ridiculous degree. What shall I believe in?Orhan Pamuk Not In The Wrong Sayings By Orhan Pamuk: It's not enough to be oppressed, you must also be in the right. Most oppressed
I've wanted you from the moment we met, and if you think sitting next to me in your bra doesn't overwhelm me with desire, you're very wrong. I just don't force myself where I'm not invited. (Bones)Jeaniene Frost Not In The Wrong Sayings By Jeaniene Frost: I've wanted you from the moment we met, and if you think sitting next to
This ignorance and this crushing of liberty are diligently promoted by the teaching of very many blind pastors, who stir up and urge the people to a zeal for these things, praising them and puffing them up with their indulgences, but never teaching faith. Now I would advise you, if you have any wish to pray, to fast, or to make foundations in churches, as they call it, to take care not to do so with the object of gaining any advantage, either temporal or eternal. You will thus wrong your faith, which alone bestows all things on you, and the increase of which, either by working or by suffering, is alone to be cared for. What you give, give freely and without price, that others may prosper and have increase from you and your goodness. Thus you will be a truly good man and a Christian. For what to you are your goods and your works, which are done over and above for the subjection of the body, since you have abundance for yourself through your faith, in which God has given you all things?Martin Luther Not In The Wrong Sayings By Martin Luther: This ignorance and this crushing of liberty are diligently promoted by the teaching of very
The message that President Obama delivered in his speech at Notre Dame was: morality is immoral. Pro-life is the extremist position, not a moral position. Yet we should compromise and work to reduce abortions. Where's the compromise between life and death - and why work to reduce the number of them occurring if there's nothing wrong with them?Rush Limbaugh Not In The Wrong Sayings By Rush Limbaugh: The message that President Obama delivered in his speech at Notre Dame was: morality is
Sex is not wrong. Sex is not dirty. Not even sex in a public place with a man you barely know. It's not. Sex is a gift, a built-in human pleasure, something to enjoy and cherish and utilize. Sex rejuvenates. Sex replenishes. Orgasms are just one more miraculous function our body provides, no more shameful than a sneeze or the beating of our hearts. Sex is not dirty, not even in public places with someone you barely know. Liking sex, like a man's hands on me, coming with him, letting him inside me ... that doesn't make me dirty.Megan Hart Not In The Wrong Sayings By Megan Hart: Sex is not wrong. Sex is not dirty. Not even sex in a public place
Years ago, after the publication of my third book, a journalist once asked me if you could tell right away whether a student had a mind for law or not, and the answer is: Sometimes. But often, you're wrong - the student who seemed so bright in the first half of the semester becomes steadily less so as the year goes on, and the student about whom you never thought one thing or another is the one who emerges as a dazzler, someone you love hearing think.Hanya Yanagihara Not In The Wrong Sayings By Hanya Yanagihara: Years ago, after the publication of my third book, a journalist once asked me if
The ovarian world is the product of a life rhythm. The moment a child is born it becomes part of a world in which there is not only the life rhythm but the death rhythm. The frantic desire to live, to live at any cost, is not a result of the life rhythm in us, but of the death rhythm. There is not only no need to keep alive at any price, but, if life is undesirable, it is absolutely wrong. This keeping oneself alive, out of a blind urge to defeat death, is in itself a means of sowing death. Every one who has not fully accepted life, who is not incrementing life, is helping to fill the world with death. To make the simplest gesture with the hand can convey the utmost sense of life; a word spoken with the whole being can give life. Activity in itself means nothing: it is often a sign of death.Henry Miller Not In The Wrong Sayings By Henry Miller: The ovarian world is the product of a life rhythm. The moment a child is
The most common-place people become highly imaginative when they are in a passion. Whole dramas of insult, injury, and wrong pass before their minds,
efforts of creative genius, for there is sometimes not a fact to go upon.
Arthur Helps Not In The Wrong Sayings By Arthur Helps: The most common-place people become highly imaginative when they are in a passion. Whole dramas
Today we see social evil, terrorism, and gross immorality throughout the world. Someone has said, "A wrong deed is right if the majority of people declare it not to be wrong."
By this principle we can see our standards shifting
from year to year according to the popular vote!
This new permissiveness is condoned by intelligent men and women,
many of whom are found in the churches.
Billy Graham Not In The Wrong Sayings By Billy Graham: Today we see social evil, terrorism, and gross immorality throughout the world. Someone has said,
A crease of disquiet snakes across his brow. 'Your father plays with fire to gather them together like that. They are too clever. They form alliances. They develop - ambitions.'
He looks so solemn I wish to soothe his fears. 'You worry too much, I am sure,' I say lightly. 'After all, they are still rooted in the ground, are they not? They cannot pull themselves up and march around wrecking havoc, like an invading army.'
'Maybe,' he says, though he sounds unsure. 'I have never met their like before; that is all. It disturbs me.' He gestures around. 'And not only me. The forests, the fields, the moss that grows on the rocks - none of them are happy about that garden. Nature would have kept those plants safely apart, scattered over the continents, separated by oceans. But your father has summoned them from the corners of the earth and locked them together, side by side, hidden behind walls, where they can grow in secret. It is wrong, Jessamine - I fear it is dangerous -
Maryrose Wood Not In The Wrong Sayings By Maryrose Wood: A crease of disquiet snakes across his brow. 'Your father plays with fire to gather
In the words of psychologists John Brebner and Chris Cooper, who have shown that extroverts think less and act faster on such tasks: introverts are "geared to inspect" and extroverts "geared to respond." But the more interesting aspect of this puzzling behavior is not what the extroverts do before they've hit the wrong button, but what they do after. When introverts hit the number nine button and find they've lost a point, they slow down before moving on to the next number, as if to reflect on what went wrong. But extroverts not only fail to slow down, they actually speed up.Susan Cain Not In The Wrong Sayings By Susan Cain: In the words of psychologists John Brebner and Chris Cooper, who have shown that extroverts
If a Christian is not having tribulation in the world, there's something wrong!Leonard Ravenhill Not In The Wrong Sayings By Leonard Ravenhill: If a Christian is not having tribulation in the world, there's something wrong!
Life is messy, Ren. It's not easy and it's definitely not for the timid. Everyone has a past. Things that stab them right between the eyes. Old grudges. Old shame. Regrets that steal your sleep and leave you awake until you fear for your own sanity. Betrayals that make your soul scream so loud you wonder why no one else hears it. In the end, we are all alone in that private hell. But life isn't about learning to forgive those who have hurt you or forgetting the past. It's about learning to forgive yourself for being human and making mistakes. Yes, people disappoint us all the time. But the harshest lessons come when we disappoint ourselves. When we put our trust and our hearts into the hands of the wrong person and they do us wrong. And while we may hate them for what they did, the one we hate most is ourself for allowing them into our private circle. How could I have been so stupid? How could I let them deceive me? We all go through that. It's humanity's brotherhood of misery.Sherrilyn Kenyon Not In The Wrong Sayings By Sherrilyn Kenyon: Life is messy, Ren. It's not easy and it's definitely not for the timid. Everyone
What is a throne? - a bit of wood gilded and covered in velvet. I am the state - I alone am here the representative of the people. Even if I had done wrong you should not have reproached me in public - people wash their dirty linen at home. France has more need of me than I of France.Napoleon Bonaparte Not In The Wrong Sayings By Napoleon Bonaparte: What is a throne? - a bit of wood gilded and covered in velvet. I
I also believe this blessed land was set apart in a very special way, a country created by men and women who came here not in search of gold, but in search of God. They would be free people, living under the law with faith in their Maker and their future. Sometimes, it seems we've strayed from that noble beginning, from our conviction that standards of right and wrong do exist and must be lived up to.Ronald Reagan Not In The Wrong Sayings By Ronald Reagan: I also believe this blessed land was set apart in a very special way, a
In my view, if you have one in 10 unemployed - something is wrong with the economy whether you call it recession or not.Amity Shlaes Not In The Wrong Sayings By Amity Shlaes: In my view, if you have one in 10 unemployed - something is wrong with
Mind is a duality; it is always split. There is no single point on which the mind agrees in totality. Half of the mind will agree and half of the mind will disagree, and whatever you choose, you are choosing only the half. The remaining half is going to take revenge. The unchosen part, the left over, will wait for its chance to show you that whatever you have chosen is wrong. But it does not matter which part you choose. Choice itself is wrong.Rajneesh Not In The Wrong Sayings By Rajneesh: Mind is a duality; it is always split. There is no single point on which
Ambition is your own yoke, not His! And the lust of wealth, the desire for power, the craving for human love - all that is a yoke of your own making - and if you will wear it, it will gall you. There is more joy in being unknown than in being known and there is less care in having no wealth than in having much of it. We often go the wrong way to work in seeking true restfulness and happiness.Jennifer Dukes Lee Not In The Wrong Sayings By Jennifer Dukes Lee: Ambition is your own yoke, not His! And the lust of wealth, the desire for
A few miles away across the East River was the apartment he could never get used to, the job where he had nothing to do, the dozen or so people he knew slightly and cared about not at all: a fabric of existence as blank and seamless as the freshly plaster wall he passed. Soon his wife would return from New Jersey. Soon everyone would be back, and things would go on much as they had before. From the street outside came the sound of laughter and shouting, bottles breaking, voices droning in the warm air, and children playing far past their bedtime. It all meant nothing whatever to Lowell. Standing in the parlor of a house no longer his, listening to the voices of people whose lives were closed to him forever, contemplating a future much like his past, he realized that it was finally too late for him. Everything had gone wrong, and he had succeeded at nothing, and he was never going to have any kind of life at all.L.J. Davis Not In The Wrong Sayings By L.J. Davis: A few miles away across the East River was the apartment he could never get
The good citizen will demand liberty for himself, and as a matter of pride he will see to it that others receive the liberty which he thus claims as his own. Probably the best test of true love of liberty in any country is the way in which minorities are treated in that country. Not only should there be complete liberty in matters of religion and opinion, but complete liberty for each man to lead his life as he desires, provided only that in so doing he does not wrong his neighbor.Theodore Roosevelt Not In The Wrong Sayings By Theodore Roosevelt: The good citizen will demand liberty for himself, and as a matter of pride he
She didn't want to think about how wrong this was or how foolish it was to give herself to a known seducer. Because tonight Oliver wasn't that man. Not to her. He was the boy who'd cried over his dead mother, the young man who'd lost himself in drink and women to forget the past, the marquess who'd vowed not to marry for money. He was the man to be her lover.Sabrina Jeffries Not In The Wrong Sayings By Sabrina Jeffries: She didn't want to think about how wrong this was or how foolish it was
You ever wake up in the morning and kiss the mirror and say "HELLO BEAUTIFUL" if not you have the wrong connection with your reflection.Stanley Victor Paskavich Not In The Wrong Sayings By Stanley Victor Paskavich: You ever wake up in the morning and kiss the mirror and say "HELLO BEAUTIFUL"
If you do not feel equal to the headaches that psychiatry induces, you are in the wrong business. It is work - work the like of which I do not know.Harry Stack Sullivan Not In The Wrong Sayings By Harry Stack Sullivan: If you do not feel equal to the headaches that psychiatry induces, you are in
Did either the nonexistent or the measured response after a series of attacks on Americans the past decade - in Lebanon, Africa, Saudi Arabia, New York, and Yemen - suggest to our terrorist enemies that it was wrong and unwise to kill reasonable and affable people, or did the easy killing imply that self-absorbed and pampered Lotus-eaters would not much care who or how many were butchered as long as it was within reasonable numbers and spread out over time?Victor Davis Hanson Not In The Wrong Sayings By Victor Davis Hanson: Did either the nonexistent or the measured response after a series of attacks on Americans
Isn't it human beings who impart vitality to the image in the temple? If no one sculpts the stone, it doesn't become an image. If no one installs it in the temple, it does not acquire any sanctity. If no worship is done, it does not acquire any power. Without human effort there cannot be any temples. What is wrong then in saying that we should view great masters as equal to God? Temples installed by such spiritual masters have a special energy of their own.Mata Amritanandamayi Not In The Wrong Sayings By Mata Amritanandamayi: Isn't it human beings who impart vitality to the image in the temple? If no
I remember listening to Miles Davis in the car with my dad. I had just done my Grade 5 piano exam, and I was quite cocky. I said, 'It sounds like he's played the wrong note there.' I remember the look of horror on my dad's face, and thinking, 'Wow, I have to figure out why that is not acceptable.'Laura Mvula Not In The Wrong Sayings By Laura Mvula: I remember listening to Miles Davis in the car with my dad. I had just
You know we receive an education in the schools from books. All those books that people became educated from twenty-five years ago, are wrong now, and those that are good now, will be wrong again twenty-five years from now. So if they are wrong then, they are also wrong now, and the one who is educated from the wrong books is not educated, he is misled. All books that are written are wrong, the one who is not educated cannot write a book and the one who is educated, is really not educated but he is misled and the one who is misled cannot write a book which is correct.Edward Leedskalnin Not In The Wrong Sayings By Edward Leedskalnin: You know we receive an education in the schools from books. All those books that
What's wrong?" she began quietly, her large, liquid eyes illuminated with hysteria. She laughed like a loon and said, "Where shall we begin? I'm tired. I'm sore." Her voice began lilting and rising, getting louder with every sentence. Grabbing at her chest, she shouted, "I've got a corset wrapped so tightly over my breasts that I can hardly breathe! I lost both my socks and my shoes! My hands are a pulp of lacerations!" She lifted them up before her, fingers spread, and laughed again. "I've a gash -- a throbbing, bleeding gash on the back of my scalp! And let's not forget to mention that I'm surrounded by men of the most vile, disreputable character imaginable, stuck on board a ship, in the middle of the bloody Atlantic!Gabriela Lawson Not In The Wrong Sayings By Gabriela Lawson: What's wrong?" she began quietly, her large, liquid eyes illuminated with hysteria. She laughed like
The only safe rule, therefore, is that which Aristotle mentions in the last chapter of his Topica: not to dispute with the first person you meet, but only with those of your acquaintance of whom you know that they possess sufficient intelligence and self-respect not to advance absurdities; to appeal to reason and not to authority, and to listen to reason and yield to it; and, finally, to cherish truth, to be willing to accept reason even from an opponent, and to be just enough to bear being proved to be in the wrong, should truth lie with him. From this it follows that scarcely one man in a hundred is worth your disputing with him. You may let the remainder say what they please, for every one is at liberty to be a fool - desipere est jus gentium.Arthur Schopenhauer Not In The Wrong Sayings By Arthur Schopenhauer: The only safe rule, therefore, is that which Aristotle mentions in the last chapter of
If we look back into history for the character of present sects in Christianity, we shall find few that have not in their turns been persecutors, and complainers of persecution. The primitive Christians thought persecution extremely wrong in the Pagans, but practised it on one another. The first Protestants of the Church of England, blamed persecution in the Roman church, but practised it against the Puritans: these found it wrong in the Bishops, but fell into the same practice themselves both here and in New England.
[Letter to the London Packet, 3 June 1772]
Benjamin Franklin Not In The Wrong Sayings By Benjamin Franklin: If we look back into history for the character of present sects in Christianity, we
Economics is a highly sophisticated field of thought that is superb at explaining to policymakers precisely why the choices they made in the past were wrong. About the future, not so much.Ben Bernanke Not In The Wrong Sayings By Ben Bernanke: Economics is a highly sophisticated field of thought that is superb at explaining to policymakers
How many crimes have been committed for no other reason than that the perpetrator could not bear being in the wrong!Albert Camus Not In The Wrong Sayings By Albert Camus: How many crimes have been committed for no other reason than that the perpetrator could
The truth is, I don't know what will happen across the entire world in the coming decades, and neither does anyone else. Not everyone, though, shares my reticence. A Web search for the text string "the coming war" returns two million hits, with completions like "with Islam," "with Iran," "with China," "with Russia," "in Pakistan," "between Iran and Israel," "between India and Pakistan," "against Saudi Arabia," "on Venezuela," "in America," "within the West," "for Earth's resources," "over climate," "for water," and "with Japan" (the last dating from 1991, which you would think would make everyone a bit more humble about this kind of thing). Books with titles like The Clash of Civilizations, World on Fire, World War IV, and (my favorite) We Are Doomed boast a similar confidence. Who knows? Maybe they're right. My aim in the rest of this chapter is to point out that maybe they're wrong.Steven Pinker Not In The Wrong Sayings By Steven Pinker: The truth is, I don't know what will happen across the entire world in the
Oh, we can populate the dark with horrors, even we who think ourselves informed and sure, believing nothing we cannot measure or weigh. I knew beyond all doubt that the dark things crowding in on me either did not exist or were not dangerous to me, and still I was afraid. I thought how terrible the nights must have been in a time when men knew the things were there and were deadly. But no, that's wrong. If I knew they were there, I would have weapons against them, charms, prayers, some kind of alliance with forces equally strong but on my side. Knowing they were not there made me defenseless against them and perhaps more afraid.John Steinbeck Not In The Wrong Sayings By John Steinbeck: Oh, we can populate the dark with horrors, even we who think ourselves informed and
I wait for a long time without anything changing. The room is still dark, the floor still cold and hard, my heart still beating faster than normal. I look down to check my watch and discover that it's on the wrong hand - I usually wear mine on my left, not my right, and my watchband isn't gray, it's black. Then I notice bristly hairs on my fingers that weren't there before. The calluses on my knuckles are gone. I look down, and I am wearing gray slacks and a gray shirt; I am thicker around the middle and thinner through the shoulders. I lift my eyes to a mirror that now stands in front of me. The face staring back at mine is Marcus's.Veronica Roth Not In The Wrong Sayings By Veronica Roth: I wait for a long time without anything changing. The room is still dark, the
Given my experience, I believe there are three compelling reasons why the death penalty should be replaced. (1) The criminal justice system makes mistakes and the possibility of executing innocent people is both inherently wrong and morally reprehensible; (2) My personal experience and crime data show the death penalty does not reduce crime; and (3) The death penalty wastes precious resources that could be best used to fight crime and solve thousands of unsolved homicides languishing in filing cabinets in understaffed police departments across the state.George Gascon Not In The Wrong Sayings By George Gascon: Given my experience, I believe there are three compelling reasons why the death penalty should