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100 Shocking Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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We are absolutely right to condemn the suicide bomber's targeting of innocent civilians and mourn his victims. But as we have seen, in war the state also targets such victims; during the 20th century, the rate of civilian deaths rose sharply and now stands at 90 percent. In the West we solemnize the deaths of our regular troops carefully and recurrently honor the memory of the soldier who dies do his country. Yet the civilian deaths we cause are rarely mentioned, and there has been no sustained outcry in the West against them. Suicide bombing shocks us to the core; but should it be more shocking than the deaths of thousands of children in their homelands every every year because of land mines? Or collateral damage in a drone strike?Karen Armstrong Shocking Sayings By Karen Armstrong: We are absolutely right to condemn the suicide bomber's targeting of innocent civilians and mourn
Invest in low-turnover, passively managed index funds ... and stay away from profit-driven investment management organizations ... The mutual fund industry is a colossal failure ... resulting from its systematic exploitation of individual investors ... as funds extract enormous sums from investors in exchange for providing a shocking disservice ... Excessive management fees take their toll, and manager profits dominate fiduciary responsibility.David F. Swensen Shocking Sayings By David F. Swensen: Invest in low-turnover, passively managed index funds ... and stay away from profit-driven investment management
It's shocking to note how close we play to unwelcome realizations, and yet how our ongoing ignorance makes so much of life possible.Richard Ford Shocking Sayings By Richard Ford: It's shocking to note how close we play to unwelcome realizations, and yet how our
When giving money to the amputated, you must put it directly into their pockets.Greg Campbell Shocking Sayings By Greg Campbell: When giving money to the amputated, you must put it directly into their pockets.
It's shocking that so many children still live in fear as a result of violence in the home, and don't know who to turn to for help and support. As a child survivor of domestic violence I can remember the fear and isolation. I'm delighted to support the Hideout, the new Women's Aid website for children and young people. I know it could have made a real difference to me and will provide great comfort and support to thousands of children.Gordon Ramsay Shocking Sayings By Gordon Ramsay: It's shocking that so many children still live in fear as a result of violence
For once in my life maybe I ought to actually think about taking God at His word, and in doing so to suddenly find myself riotously welcoming the rather shocking reality that Christmas is truly everything that He says it is.Craig D. Lounsbrough Shocking Sayings By Craig D. Lounsbrough: For once in my life maybe I ought to actually think about taking God at
So the key is doing something that sets you apart forever in the minds of regular people.
Something that matters.
Matthew Quick Shocking Sayings By Matthew Quick: So the key is doing something that sets you apart forever in the minds of
The gash in its throat was shocking, but not pathetic.Ted Hughes Shocking Sayings By Ted Hughes: The gash in its throat was shocking, but not pathetic.
I'll never forget what she told us when we met with her: "I lived in America. Americans are wonderful people. It's shocking to me that they are so silent in the face of our genocide. Please help us. Raise your voice for us. Our children are dying. In America you care for your pets so well, can you care for your Christian brothers and sisters who are suffering?Johnnie Moore Shocking Sayings By Johnnie Moore: I'll never forget what she told us when we met with her: "I lived in
Only soldiers and labouring men can appreciate how glorious it really is to lie late in bed in winter-time. When your life revolves around having to to be at work at seven o'clock in the morning you know everything about that ghastly lep up still half asleep and the rush to put your head under a tap of ice-cold water with the barbarous object of shocking yourself awake.Maurice Chevalier Shocking Sayings By Maurice Chevalier: Only soldiers and labouring men can appreciate how glorious it really is to lie late
Most people don't like to be confronted with an actual fact-of-life because it's difficult to metabolize. A painting of a bowl of fruit is much easier. It's for the same reason why we don't like going to the doctor. The diagnosis and x-rays are too honest. This is what creates the perception that contemporary art is shocking or suspicious.Adamo Macri Shocking Sayings By Adamo Macri: Most people don't like to be confronted with an actual fact-of-life because it's difficult to
There is nothing more shocking than to see assertion and approval dashing ahead of cognition and perception.Marcus Tullius Cicero Shocking Sayings By Marcus Tullius Cicero: There is nothing more shocking than to see assertion and approval dashing ahead of cognition
If you think someone's trying too hard, that's the worst thing they can do. To me, it's just desperate, never funny and never witty. It's kind of really old hat because just being shocking isn't enough. It has to change how you think about something. It has to startle you. It has to make you look at something and reconsider whether you're right. That's the whole point.John Waters Shocking Sayings By John Waters: If you think someone's trying too hard, that's the worst thing they can do. To
There's a funny thing about fame. The truth is you run as fast as you can towards it because it's everything you want. Not just the fame but what it represents, meaning work, meaning opportunity. And then you get there, and it's shocking how immediately you become enveloped in this world that is incredibly restricting.George Clooney Shocking Sayings By George Clooney: There's a funny thing about fame. The truth is you run as fast as you
Watching them, she realized they made so much sense together. Every look, every touch, was a reassurance, almost electric, as if they were shocking each other with every contact.Sarah Addison Allen Shocking Sayings By Sarah Addison Allen: Watching them, she realized they made so much sense together. Every look, every touch, was
Kaizen and innovation are the two major strategies people use to create change. Where innovation demands shocking and radical reform, all kaizen asks is that you take small, comfortable steps toward improvement.Robert D. Maurer Shocking Sayings By Robert D. Maurer: Kaizen and innovation are the two major strategies people use to create change. Where innovation
significance), 600,000 known archaeological sites (and more being found every day; more being lost, too), 3,500 historic cemeteries, 70,000 war memorials, 4,000 sites of special scientific interest, 18,500 medieval churches, and 2,500 museums containing 170 million objects. Having such a fund of richness means that it can sometimes be taken for granted to a shocking degree, butBill Bryson Shocking Sayings By Bill Bryson: significance), 600,000 known archaeological sites (and more being found every day; more being lost, too),
Referring to professor Muller's Berkely Earth Surface Temperature Project, The Best project's treatment of science and of the public has been shoddy. That so many so-called reporters in the mainstream media should have been so uncritical and accepting of what was clearly misrepresentation is shocking. Once again they have been found to be supporters and advocates for a particular point of view when they should have been critical commentators and journalists. Climate science is important. It deserves better.David Whitehouse Shocking Sayings By David Whitehouse: Referring to professor Muller's Berkely Earth Surface Temperature Project, The Best project's treatment of science
There is something about you that makes me feel terribly wicked. You make me want to do shocking things. Maybe it's because you're so proper. Your necktie is never crooked, and your shoes are always shiny. And your shirts are so starchy. Sometimes when I look at you, I want to tear off all your buttons. Or set your trousers on fire. I've so often wondered-are you ticklish, my lord?Lisa Kleypas Shocking Sayings By Lisa Kleypas: There is something about you that makes me feel terribly wicked. You make me want
It was shocking to realize how much of investigation was just brute-force solutions.James S.A. Corey Shocking Sayings By James S.A. Corey: It was shocking to realize how much of investigation was just brute-force solutions.
Nothing can be more shocking and horrid than one of our kitchens sprinkled with blood, and abounding with the cries of expiring victims or with the limbs of dead animals scattered or hung up here and there.Alexander Pope Shocking Sayings By Alexander Pope: Nothing can be more shocking and horrid than one of our kitchens sprinkled with blood,
The often cruel behavior of Christians toward unbelievers and even toward dissenters among themselves is shocking evidence of the function of that image in relation to values and behavior.Carol P. Christ Shocking Sayings By Carol P. Christ: The often cruel behavior of Christians toward unbelievers and even toward dissenters among themselves is
If you're going to be an R already, you may as well be 'The Hangover,' and you may as well be as shocking as possible, because that's what delivers the most return.Jon Favreau Shocking Sayings By Jon Favreau: If you're going to be an R already, you may as well be 'The Hangover,'
How I Shed My Skin is, simply put, a brilliant book. While I was reading, I kept thinking two things. One, this is totally shocking. Two, it's not at all shocking, but a familiar part of my life and memory. Grimsley's narrative is straightforward and plain-spoken while at the same time achingly moving and intimately honest, and it does more to explain the South than anything I've read in a long, long time.Josephine Humphreys Shocking Sayings By Josephine Humphreys: How I Shed My Skin is, simply put, a brilliant book. While I was reading,
We will do anything to get away from our own pain. We will change our lives, rip people out, swallow a bottle of life-ending pills. When we hurt more than we can bear, when our lives get that dark, it's shocking what we will do to protect ourselves.Pamela Ribon Shocking Sayings By Pamela Ribon: We will do anything to get away from our own pain. We will change our
He would always make her feel too big and too gruff and too shocking; she would forever be trying to watch her words when she was with him. He was not the kind of person who liked her true self, for better or worse.Anne Tyler Shocking Sayings By Anne Tyler: He would always make her feel too big and too gruff and too shocking; she
Awakening will be sudden and shocking. You and I must be there for her awakening. We won't be there for (her?) later on. That's for other hands to do.L.J.Smith Shocking Sayings By L.J.Smith: Awakening will be sudden and shocking. You and I must be there for her awakening.
Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; the female sex.Mahatma Gandhi Shocking Sayings By Mahatma Gandhi: Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading,
We get these really deep and emotional fan letters sometimes that are so heartbreaking or shocking or haunting sometimes that I can kind of relate to them in my own way and connect with our fans in that way.Vic Fuentes Shocking Sayings By Vic Fuentes: We get these really deep and emotional fan letters sometimes that are so heartbreaking or
The police said for Oreilly to get to his feet.

"Certainly," Oreilly said, "though I do think it shocking you have to trouble yourself with such petty crimes as mine when everywhere there are master thieves afoot.

"For instance, this pretty child," he stepped between the officers and pointed at Sylvia, "she is the recent victim of a major theft; poor baby, she has had her soul stolen.
Truman Capote Shocking Sayings By Truman Capote: The police said for Oreilly to get to his feet. "Certainly," Oreilly said, "though I
One must take into account the shocking fact that we live on a world that spins. After considering this truth, nothing should come as a surprise.Thomas Ligotti Shocking Sayings By Thomas Ligotti: One must take into account the shocking fact that we live on a world that
Your amoral ingenuity in the pursuit of your interest is perfectly shocking," said Zacharias severely. "Yes, isn't it?" said Prunella, pleased.Zen Cho Shocking Sayings By Zen Cho: Your amoral ingenuity in the pursuit of your interest is perfectly shocking," said Zacharias severely.
'Marnie' was ahead of its time. People didn't talk about childhood and its effects on adult life. It was taboo to discuss sexuality and psychology and to put all that into a film was shocking.Tippi Hedren Shocking Sayings By Tippi Hedren: 'Marnie' was ahead of its time. People didn't talk about childhood and its effects on
Andy Harp's RETRIBUTION is a stunner: a blow to the gut and shot of adrenaline. Here is a novel written with authentic authority and bears shocking relevance to the dangers of today. It reminds me of Tom Clancy at his finest. Put this novel on your must-read list-anything by Harp is now on mine.James Rollins Shocking Sayings By James Rollins: Andy Harp's RETRIBUTION is a stunner: a blow to the gut and shot of adrenaline.
If you are ignorant of Lora Delane Porter's books that is your affair. Perhaps you are more to be pitied than censured. Nature probably gave you the wrong shape of forehead. Mrs. Porter herself would have put it down to some atavistic tendency or pre-natal influence. She put most things down to that. She blamed nearly all the defects of the modern world, from weak intellects to in-growing toe-nails, on long-dead ladies and gentlemen who, safe in the family vault, imagined that they had established their alibi. She subpoenaed grandfathers and even great-grandfathers to give evidence to show that the reason Twentieth-Century Willie squinted or had to spend his winters in Arizona was their own shocking health 'way back in the days beyond recall.P.G. Wodehouse Shocking Sayings By P.G. Wodehouse: If you are ignorant of Lora Delane Porter's books that is your affair. Perhaps you
He [Jesus] speaks in parables, and though we have approached these parables reverentially all these many years and have heard them expounded as grave and reverent vehicles of holy truth, I suspect that many if not all of them were originally not grave at all but were antic, comic, often more than just a little shocking.Frederick Buechner Shocking Sayings By Frederick Buechner: He [Jesus] speaks in parables, and though we have approached these parables reverentially all these
To us, reality is just raw footage: Unclear. Desultory. Too shocking or not quite shocking enough. It's ironic that making something more real involves making it less real, but Gideon always says people don't want real. They want the idea of real, which involves production.Paula Stokes Shocking Sayings By Paula Stokes: To us, reality is just raw footage: Unclear. Desultory. Too shocking or not quite shocking
If you ask a Saudi Imam why women in Saudi Arabia can't drive, he'll say, 'Because Islam demands it.' But that's absurd, because - first of all - Islam demands no such thing; and secondly, the only country in the world in which women can't drive is Saudi Arabia. The inability to understand the difference between a cultural practice and religious belief is shocking among self-described intellectuals.Reza Aslan Shocking Sayings By Reza Aslan: If you ask a Saudi Imam why women in Saudi Arabia can't drive, he'll say,
We've always found that with people being so desensitized, things have to be really shocking and have to punch you in the face to get your attention. Then, once you've got their attention, you can say something they might rememberMarilyn Manson Shocking Sayings By Marilyn Manson: We've always found that with people being so desensitized, things have to be really shocking
A Shadowhunter I believe you know send for me - Tatiana Blackthorn? The lady used to be a Lightwood, did she not?" Magnus turned to Will. "And your sister Cecily married her brother. Gilbert. Gaston. I have a shocking memory for Lightwoods."
"I begged Cecily not to throw herself away on a Lightworm," Will muttered.
Cassandra Clare Shocking Sayings By Cassandra Clare: A Shadowhunter I believe you know send for me - Tatiana Blackthorn? The lady used
Even 'Gone With the Wind' had a shocking, cold-blooded murder.Karin Slaughter Shocking Sayings By Karin Slaughter: Even 'Gone With the Wind' had a shocking, cold-blooded murder.
That's some catch, that Catch-22,' he observed.
'It's the best there is,' Doc Daneeka agreed.
Yossarian saw it clearly in all its spinning reasonableness. There was an elliptical precision about its perfect pairs of parts that was graceful and shocking, like good modern art, and at times Yossarian wasn't quite sure that he saw it at all, just the way he was never quite sure about good modern art ...
Joseph Heller Shocking Sayings By Joseph Heller: That's some catch, that Catch-22,' he observed.'It's the best there is,' Doc Daneeka agreed.Yossarian saw
the most shocking thing when people pray for heaven, from the one and only heaven....!Sushil Singh Shocking Sayings By Sushil Singh: the most shocking thing when people pray for heaven, from the one and only heaven....!
Oh. To be filled with goodness then shattered by goodness, so beautifully mosaically fragmented by such shocking goodness.Ali Smith Shocking Sayings By Ali Smith: Oh. To be filled with goodness then shattered by goodness, so beautifully mosaically fragmented by
Simon had been sent by Barabbas to find out if the Nazarene was a fellow revolutionary, a self-proclaimed messiah, or something else. Simon's heart had been strangely moved by this stranger and he was still trying to figure him out. But the Rabbi remained a mystery to him. The centurion had asked him to heal his servant and Jesus replied that he had not seen such great faith in all of Israel. That was shocking enough, to attribute such goodness to a filthy, unclean stranger to the covenant. But then he said that many such people would come to the feast of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, while the sons of the kingdom - in other words, Israelites - would be thrown into the outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. As an Essene scribe at Qumran, Simon had spent his whole life in rituals of cleanness and separation.Brian Godawa Shocking Sayings By Brian Godawa: Simon had been sent by Barabbas to find out if the Nazarene was a fellow
There are remuneration packages that will no longer be tolerated because they bear no relation to merit. That those who create jobs and wealth may earn a lot of money is not shocking. But that those who contribute to destroying jobs and wealth also earn a lot of money is morally indefensible.Nicolas Sarkozy Shocking Sayings By Nicolas Sarkozy: There are remuneration packages that will no longer be tolerated because they bear no relation
She could literally feel the heat of his body; they were inches apart. She inhaled deeply, his masculine scent mixed with dust and sweat. Heat tore down through her and she gazed up into those gray eyes that studied her in the building silence. He wanted her. The thought was shocking. What was more shocking and disconcerting to Shiloh was she wanted him!Lindsay McKenna Shocking Sayings By Lindsay McKenna: She could literally feel the heat of his body; they were inches apart. She inhaled
How shocking must thy summons be, O death, to him that is at ease in his possessions! who, counting on long years of pleasure here, is quite unfurnished for the world to come.Robert Blair Shocking Sayings By Robert Blair: How shocking must thy summons be, O death, to him that is at ease in
Life itself is the real and most miraculous miracle of all. If one had never before seen a human hand and were suddenly presented for the first time with this strange and wonderful thing, what a miracle, what a magnificently shocking and inexplicable and mysterious thing it would be.Christopher Fry Shocking Sayings By Christopher Fry: Life itself is the real and most miraculous miracle of all. If one had never
In a spornographic age it's no longer enough for the male body to be presented to us by consumerism as merely attractive, or desiring to be desired, as it was in the early days of nakedly narcissistic male metrosexuality. This masculine coquettish-ness, pleasing as it is, no longer offers an intense enough image. Or provokes enough lust. It's just not very shocking or arousing any more. In fact, it's just too ... normal. To get our attention these days the sporting male body has to promise us nothing less than an immaculately groomed, waxed and pumped gang-bang in the showers.Mark Simpson Shocking Sayings By Mark Simpson: In a spornographic age it's no longer enough for the male body to be presented
It's kind of interesting to experience that kind of a ride after well, essentially so many years of enjoying a career based on failures and then suddenly something clicks. The weird thing is, I never changed a thing. The process is still the process as it ever was. The fact that people decided to go and see a movie that I was in was probably the most shocking thing that I've ever been through.Johnny Depp Shocking Sayings By Johnny Depp: It's kind of interesting to experience that kind of a ride after well, essentially so
People are motivated by the desires for privilege, for power, for profit. Those are not shocking revelations. Anyone who's had any experience in life knows these things.Norman Finkelstein Shocking Sayings By Norman Finkelstein: People are motivated by the desires for privilege, for power, for profit. Those are not
For we are not all equally afflicted with the same disease or all in need of the same severe cure. This is the reason why we see different persons disciplined with different crosses. The heavenly Physician takes care of the well-being of all his patients; he gives some a milder medicine and purifies others by more shocking treatments, but he omits no one; for the whole world, without exception, is ill (Deut 32:15).John Calvin Shocking Sayings By John Calvin: For we are not all equally afflicted with the same disease or all in need
Here's a word. Bereavement. Or, Bereaved. Bereft. It's from the Old English bereafian, meaning 'to deprive of, take away, seize, rob'. Robbed. Seized. It happens to everyone. But you feel it alone. Shocking loss isn't to be shared, no matter how hard you try.Helen Macdonald Shocking Sayings By Helen Macdonald: Here's a word. Bereavement. Or, Bereaved. Bereft. It's from the Old English bereafian, meaning 'to
Veronica ran out to tell Amber the shocking news - and returned in less than a minute with another message for Yo-Yoji: "Amber says she was watching and she knows you got in detention on purpose," she said breathlessly. "Because you have a crush on Cass!"
Cass's ears instantly turned red.
Max-Ernest looked like he'd been hit by a truck.
Pseudonymous Bosch Shocking Sayings By Pseudonymous Bosch: Veronica ran out to tell Amber the shocking news - and returned in less than
In some circles, to not have seen The Wire had become a shocking breach of social protocol.Brett Martin Shocking Sayings By Brett Martin: In some circles, to not have seen The Wire had become a shocking breach of
The NRA disgraced itself this morning with a self-serving press event in which they demonized the media and the entertainment industry for gun violence in America, and advocated a national data base for all mentally ill persons. They apparently want armed guards in all American schools, and it seems, armed volunteers as well. Shocking.Anne Rice Shocking Sayings By Anne Rice: The NRA disgraced itself this morning with a self-serving press event in which they demonized
I like to do things that are shocking or challenging for the sake of comedy.Skylar Astin Shocking Sayings By Skylar Astin: I like to do things that are shocking or challenging for the sake of comedy.
What I wanted to do seemed simple. I wanted something alive and shocking enough that it could be a morning in somebody's life. The most ordinary morning. Imagine, trying to do that.Michael Cunningham Shocking Sayings By Michael Cunningham: What I wanted to do seemed simple. I wanted something alive and shocking enough that
I get recognized in the street really frequently, which is really shocking. I'm excruciatingly wary of any female under the age of 19. Even when some of them come up to me, they're usually very cordial, nice and polite.Ian Harding Shocking Sayings By Ian Harding: I get recognized in the street really frequently, which is really shocking. I'm excruciatingly wary
The way Lillian says it is hungry, like she's waiting for something to be revealed, and I wonder if maybe that's the real difference between us - that when she pulls back the curtain and stares into the blackness behind it, it's just one more way of testing herself. Like some game you can never win, because even if you face all the shocking realities and the horrors of the world, once you've seen that kind of awfulness, you can never un-see it. You have to carry it around with you forever.Brenna Yovanoff Shocking Sayings By Brenna Yovanoff: The way Lillian says it is hungry, like she's waiting for something to be revealed,
Seattle is beautiful. You look at the sky and it's one of the most beautiful skies in the world, and then there's the Puget Sound, which will kill you, if you fall into it, but it's also beautiful. Seattle is a city of contradictions. It's the most liberal and most literate city in America, and it has Starbucks and [Bill] Gates, but it's also where the Green River killer hunted women and where the runaway population is just shocking when you walk the streets. Within the same city, there's darkness and light.Veena Sud Shocking Sayings By Veena Sud: Seattle is beautiful. You look at the sky and it's one of the most beautiful
You know what I find most shocking about the Vel'd'Hiv?" Guillaume said. "Its code name."
I knew the answer to that, thanks to my extensive reading.
Operation Spring Breeze, " I murmured.
Tatiana De Rosnay Shocking Sayings By Tatiana De Rosnay: You know what I find most shocking about the Vel'd'Hiv?" Guillaume said. "Its code name."I
Don't be fooled by clever hands, sir" the Sunlight Man said. He'd be lying with the back of his head on his hands, as he always lay. "Entertainment's all very well, but the world is serious. It's exceedingly amusing, when you think about it: nothing in life is as startling or shocking or mysterious as a good magician's trick. That's what makes stagecraft deadly. Listen closely, friend. You see great marvels performed on the stage - the lady sawed in half, the fat man supported by empty air, the Hindu vanishing with the folding of a cloth - and the subtlest of poisons drifts into your brain: you think the earth dead because the sky is full of spirits, you think the hall drab because the stage is adazzle with dimestore gilt. So King Lear rages, and the audience grows meek, and tomorrow, in the gray of old groceries, the housewife will weep for Cordelia and despair for herself. They weren't fools, those old sages who called all art the Devil's work. It eats the soul.John Gardner Shocking Sayings By John Gardner: Don't be fooled by clever hands, sir" the Sunlight Man said. He'd be lying with
That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it's reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you, and it just hits you all over again, that shocking.Sarah Dessen Shocking Sayings By Sarah Dessen: That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being
This extremely shocking and utterly revolutionary call is the essence of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus: we are not called to simply believe certain points or observe certain practices, but ultimately to cling to the person of Christ as life itself.David Platt Shocking Sayings By David Platt: This extremely shocking and utterly revolutionary call is the essence of what it means to
The percentage of people that go to drama college in the U.K. is probably just like anywhere in the world. It's a very hard business to work in. They say that, at any one time, there's only 5% of actors in the world that are actually working and getting paid, which is a shocking percentage, really.Luke Evans Shocking Sayings By Luke Evans: The percentage of people that go to drama college in the U.K. is probably just
Look out there. Can you feel them? Incredible to think - other human beings out there. You strain your eyes the whole day long, see nothing, hear nothing, still can't believe it somehow - but know it's true. Other warm bodies, hearts pumping blood. That ought to make us feel less lonely, or safer, it seems. Then why is it so shocking? Because - they don't belong here. The possibility of life in this place is more terrifying than the place itself. Can it be that we're really here?Ted Tally Shocking Sayings By Ted Tally: Look out there. Can you feel them? Incredible to think - other human beings out
I thought that Donald Trump's ascendancy would end when he attacked John McCain, saying he's not a war hero. I found that shocking, for him to say that.Cory Booker Shocking Sayings By Cory Booker: I thought that Donald Trump's ascendancy would end when he attacked John McCain, saying he's
The spring is here, young and beautiful as ever, and absolutely shocking in its display of reckless maternity; but the Judas treewill bloom for you on the Bosphorus if you get there in time. No one ever loved the dog-wood and Judas tree as I have done, and it is my one crown of life to be sure that I am going to take them with me to heaven to enjoy real happiness with the Virgin and them.Henry Adams Shocking Sayings By Henry Adams: The spring is here, young and beautiful as ever, and absolutely shocking in its display
But are his needs any more shocking than the needs of any other animals and men? Are his deeds more outrageous than the deeds of the parent who drained the spirit from his child? The vampire may foster quickened heartbeats and levitated hair. But is he worse than the parent who gave to society a neurotic child who became a politician? Is he worse than the manufacturer who set up belated foundations with the money he made by handing bombs and guns to suicidal nationalists? Is he worse than the distiller who gave bastardized grain juice to stultify further the brains of those who, sober, were incapable of progressive thought? (Nay, I apologize for this calumny; I nip the brew that feeds me.) Is he worse, then, than the publisher who filled ubiquitous racks with lust and death wishes? Really, no, search your soul, lovie
is the vampire so bad?
Richard Matheson Shocking Sayings By Richard Matheson: But are his needs any more shocking than the needs of any other animals and
With the selection of Acting Secret Service Director Joseph P. Clancy as the director, President Obama has guaranteed that the agency will continue to lurch from one shocking security failure to another.Ronald Kessler Shocking Sayings By Ronald Kessler: With the selection of Acting Secret Service Director Joseph P. Clancy as the director, President
The automobile industry began a campaign to popularize the use of the word "jaywalking" (walking like a "jay," or rube), a term so derogatory that when it was used in 1915 by New York's police commissioner, The Times responded with an editorial criticizing the "truly shocking" and "highly opprobrious" slur.Anonymous Shocking Sayings By Anonymous: The automobile industry began a campaign to popularize the use of the word "jaywalking" (walking
It's shocking we don't see more engineers and entrepreneurs interested in enterprise.Jim Goetz Shocking Sayings By Jim Goetz: It's shocking we don't see more engineers and entrepreneurs interested in enterprise.
Be shocking, be daring, be bold, be passionate.Jane Porter Shocking Sayings By Jane Porter: Be shocking, be daring, be bold, be passionate.
Strange, awkwardly written, and even shocking, it broke new ground in more than geographical and observational terms.Linda Colley Shocking Sayings By Linda Colley: Strange, awkwardly written, and even shocking, it broke new ground in more than geographical and
She'd let her eyes water so the view was blurry, which gave certain qualities of the world neglected by clear eyesight the chance to come forth, such as the shocking beauty of color, and she remembered this with compassion for that silly young self, which had deserved to have her hand held.Elizabeth Mckenzie Shocking Sayings By Elizabeth Mckenzie: She'd let her eyes water so the view was blurry, which gave certain qualities of
When the French Revolution broke out, it certainly afforded to Mr. Burke an opportunity of doing some good, had he been disposed to it; instead of which, no sooner did he see the old prejudices wearing away, than he immediately began sowing the seeds of a new inveteracy, as if he were afraid that England and France would cease to be enemies. That there are men in all countries who get their living by war, and by keeping up the quarrels of Nations, is as shocking as it is true; but when those who are concerned in the government of a country, make it their study to sow discord and cultivate prejudices between Nations, it becomes the more unpardonable.Thomas Paine Shocking Sayings By Thomas Paine: When the French Revolution broke out, it certainly afforded to Mr. Burke an opportunity of
There is a strong tendency to get used to and accept very bad things that would be shocking if seen with fresh eyes.Ray Dalio Shocking Sayings By Ray Dalio: There is a strong tendency to get used to and accept very bad things that
Hope for the best, be prepared for the worse. Life is shocking, but you must never appear to be shocked. For no matter how bad it is it could be worse and no matter how good it is it could be better.Maya Angelou Shocking Sayings By Maya Angelou: Hope for the best, be prepared for the worse. Life is shocking, but you must
The thought of three wasted years stretching out behind him was as shocking as if they were still to come.Belinda Bauer Shocking Sayings By Belinda Bauer: The thought of three wasted years stretching out behind him was as shocking as if
at California's Monterey Bay Aquarium found a banana peel on the floor in front of the Shale Reef exhibit at 3 a.m. On closer inspection, the banana peel turned out to be a healthy, fist-size red octopus. The security officer followed the wet slime trail and replaced the octopus in the exhibit it had come from. But here's the shocking part: The aquarium didn't know it had a red octopus living in its Shale Reef exhibit. Apparently the octopus hitchhiked there as a juvenile, attached to a rock or sponge added to the exhibit, and grew up at the aquarium without anyone knowing it was there.Sy Montgomery Shocking Sayings By Sy Montgomery: at California's Monterey Bay Aquarium found a banana peel on the floor in front of
The teeth must have escaped while you murdered the rest of it," said Bramble, cough-laughing into her napkin. "Ha ha ha! You know, sometimes I think Clover is harboring some deep, dark shocking secret. Fire poker! Ba-hahahahaaa!Heather Dixon Shocking Sayings By Heather Dixon: The teeth must have escaped while you murdered the rest of it," said Bramble, cough-laughing
What? You mean this crap shack isn't part of the Four Seasons. Shocking.Ashley Elston Shocking Sayings By Ashley Elston: What? You mean this crap shack isn't part of the Four Seasons. Shocking.
It was also the year that ushered in the birth of a soul who was to grow up in a Maharashtrian home as a rabid Hindu nationalist; allegedly a closet homosexual and a staunch, self-styled "patriot" who would be globally abhorred for the most shocking political assassination, the world had ever known.Neelima Dalmia Adhar Shocking Sayings By Neelima Dalmia Adhar: It was also the year that ushered in the birth of a soul who was
The Arts Council of England, in a 1998 report on 11 countries, found that Germany spent $85 per capita on the arts. The United States spent a shocking $6. And Canada, in its stubborn balance, spent $46 ... It's the Canadian way to be halfway between the Old and New worlds.Michael Audain Shocking Sayings By Michael Audain: The Arts Council of England, in a 1998 report on 11 countries, found that Germany
It is incomprehensible to me, the fear that can affect men in political offices. It is shocking the way they submit to forces they know are wrong and fail to stand up for what they believe. Can their jobs be so important to them, their pres- tige, their power, their privileges so important that they will cooperate in the degradation of our society just to hang on to those jobs?Shirley Chisholm Shocking Sayings By Shirley Chisholm: It is incomprehensible to me, the fear that can affect men in political offices. It
Also, in the category of 'obvious but still shocking,' an animal called a 'killer whale' killed someone who was trying to play with it. Now, no one knows exactly what enraged the whale, but earlier in the week, it had been thrown off a flight by Southwest Airlines.Bill Maher Shocking Sayings By Bill Maher: Also, in the category of 'obvious but still shocking,' an animal called a 'killer whale'
What! do not you know who Miss Williams is? I am sure you must have heard of her before. She is a relation of the Colonel's, my dear; a very near relation. We will not say how near, for fear of shocking the young ladies.Jane Austen Shocking Sayings By Jane Austen: What! do not you know who Miss Williams is? I am sure you must have
I make movies in order to make things understood, not to be shocking.Bernardo Bertolucci Shocking Sayings By Bernardo Bertolucci: I make movies in order to make things understood, not to be shocking.
Hours are long. Wages are pitiful. But sweatshops are the symptom, not the cause, of shocking global poverty. Workers go there voluntarily, which means - hard as it is to believe - that whatever their alternatives are, they are worse. They stay there, too; turnover rates of multinational-owned factories are low, because conditions and pay, while bad, are better than those in factories run by local firms. And even a local company is likely to pay better than trying to earn money without a job: running an illegal street stall, working as a prostitute, or combing reeking landfills in cities like Manila to find recyclable goods.Tim Harford Shocking Sayings By Tim Harford: Hours are long. Wages are pitiful. But sweatshops are the symptom, not the cause, of
There is a sort of enthusiasm in all projectors, absolutely necessary for their affairs, which makes them proof against the most fatiguing delays, the most mortifying disappointments, the most shocking insults; and, what is severer than all, the presumptuous judgement of the ignorant upon their designs.Edmund Burke Shocking Sayings By Edmund Burke: There is a sort of enthusiasm in all projectors, absolutely necessary for their affairs, which
I had been conscious of depression and so I voiced to (Sec. Of War Stimson) my grave misgivings, first on the basis of my belief that Japan was already defeated and that dropping the bomb was completely unnecessary, and secondly because I thought that our country should avoid shocking world opinion by the use of a weapon whose employment was, I thought, no longer mandatory as a measure to save American lives. It was my belief that Japan was, at this very moment, seeking a way to surrender with a minimum loss of 'face.'Dwight D. Eisenhower Shocking Sayings By Dwight D. Eisenhower: I had been conscious of depression and so I voiced to (Sec. Of War Stimson)
What was striking about Ms. Wilson, and was also true of the other outsiders who volunteered their time that day, was that she spoke to us prisoners with great respect, as if our lives ahead had hope and meaning and possibility. After all these months at Danbury, this was a shocking novelty.Piper Kerman Shocking Sayings By Piper Kerman: What was striking about Ms. Wilson, and was also true of the other outsiders who
Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I'm always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and it's very shocking to the system.Flannery O'Connor Shocking Sayings By Flannery O'Connor: Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and
In this country we're just obsessed with making people celebrities before they've even done anything, which I think is just shocking.Kelly Brook Shocking Sayings By Kelly Brook: In this country we're just obsessed with making people celebrities before they've even done anything,
I love men, the restlessness of their corrupted souls, the way they hide their heavy, murderous hearts, their sudden delicacies and small shocking acts of tenderness.Steve Almond Shocking Sayings By Steve Almond: I love men, the restlessness of their corrupted souls, the way they hide their heavy,
I am not averse to generalizing the notion of "modern" to designate a certain way of life, rather than making it purely a synonym of 'contemporary'. There are moments and places in history to which 'we moderns' could return without too greatly disturbing the harmony of those times, without seeming objects infinitely curious and conspicuous ... creatures shocking, dissonant, and unassailable.Paul Valery Shocking Sayings By Paul Valery: I am not averse to generalizing the notion of "modern" to designate a certain way
Jean was visited by one of her rare moments of happiness, one of those moments when the goodness of God was so real to her that it was like taste and scent; the rough strong taste of honey in the comb and the scent of water. Her thoughts of God had a homeliness that at times seemed shocking, in spite of their power, which could rescue her from terror or evil with an ease that astonished her.Elizabeth Goudge Shocking Sayings By Elizabeth Goudge: Jean was visited by one of her rare moments of happiness, one of those moments
I want to communicate with people, and I want to make something that works, and that people like. I'm never purposefully trying to be antagonistic or shocking or anything that would push an audience away. I'm always hoping to reach as many people as I can.Joe Swanberg Shocking Sayings By Joe Swanberg: I want to communicate with people, and I want to make something that works, and