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Short Simple Sayings By Shiloh Walker: My secret is simple. I have a very short attention span, and writing lots of My secret is simple. I have a very short attention span, and writing lots of things fast appeases that very attention span. — Shiloh Walker
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Short Simple Sayings By Walter Bagehot: The business of banking ought to be simple. If it is hard it is wrong. The business of banking ought to be simple. If it is hard it is wrong. The only securities which a banker, using money that he may be asked at short notice to repay, ought to touch, are those which are easily saleable and easily intelligible. — Walter Bagehot
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Short Simple Sayings By Thomas Gray: Nor grandeur hear with a disdainful smile The short and simple annals of the poor. Nor grandeur hear with a disdainful smile The short and simple annals of the poor. — Thomas Gray
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Short Simple Sayings By William Edward Hartpole Lecky: The simple record of these three short years of active life has done more to The simple record of these three short years of active life has done more to regenerate and soften mankind than all the discourses of philosophers and all the exhortations of moralists. — William Edward Hartpole Lecky
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Short Simple Sayings By Erich Maria Remarque: Unspoiled by education, frank and unsuspecting as young an8imals, they came up to school from Unspoiled by education, frank and unsuspecting as young an8imals, they came up to school from their meadows, their games, and their dreams. The simple law of life was alone valid for them; the most vital, the most forceful among them was leader; the rest followed him. But little by little, with the weekly portions of tuition, another, artificial set of values was foisted upon them: he who knew his lesson best was termed excellent and ranked foremost, and the rest must emulate him. Little wonder, indeed, if the more vital of them resist it! But they have to knuckle under, for the ideal of the school is the good scholar.
But what an ideal! What ever came of the good scholars in the world?
In the hothouse of the school they do enjoy a short semblance of life, but only the more surely to sink back afterward into mediocrity and insignificance. The world has been bettered only by the bad scholars. — Erich Maria Remarque
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Short Simple Sayings By Al Roker: For me, whether it's in a book or on T.V., a recipe has to be For me, whether it's in a book or on T.V., a recipe has to be simple. I have a short attention span, so to open a cookbook and see a recipe that goes on for three to four pages, well, I've lost interest. — Al Roker
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Short Simple Sayings By Grantland Rice: Because golf exposes the flaws of the human swing - a basically simple maneuver - Because golf exposes the flaws of the human swing - a basically simple maneuver - it causes more self-torture than any game short of Russian roulette. — Grantland Rice
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Short Simple Sayings By Gregory Orr: I can't actually explain why my lines got shorter, but they did. Just as I I can't actually explain why my lines got shorter, but they did. Just as I can't explain why my early poems were 'all image' and my current ones are relatively abstract. The sense of the line changed with the theme, somehow my ear (or brain or heart/mind) fell in love with a short line and very very simple words. — Gregory Orr
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Short Simple Sayings By John Barth: That language may be a compound code, and that the discovery of an enormous complexity That language may be a compound code, and that the discovery of an enormous complexity beneath a simple surface may well be more dismaying than delightful. E.g.: the maze of termite tunnels in your joist, the intricate cancer in her perfect breast, the psychopathology of everyday life, the Auschwitz in an anthill casually DDT'd by a child, the rage of atoms in a drop of ink - in short, anything examined curiously enough. — John Barth
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Short Simple Sayings By Robert A. Heinlein: Least hypothesis held no place of preference; Occam's razor could not slice the prime problem, Least hypothesis held no place of preference; Occam's razor could not slice the prime problem, the Nature of the Mind of God (might as well call it that to yourself, you old scoundrel; it's a short, simple, Anglo-Saxon monosyllable, not banned by having four letters - and as good a tag for what you don't understand as any). — Robert A. Heinlein
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Short Simple Sayings By Neil Gaiman: As a teenager I wrote to R.A. Lafferty. And he responded, too, with letters that As a teenager I wrote to R.A. Lafferty. And he responded, too, with letters that were like R.A. Lafferty short stories, filled with elliptical answers to straight questions and simple answers to complicated ones. — Neil Gaiman
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Short Simple Sayings By Adrienne Rich: FINAL NOTATIONSit will not be simple, it will not be longit will take little time, FINAL NOTATIONS
it will not be simple, it will not be long
it will take little time, it will take all your thought
it will take all your heart, it will take all your breath
it will be short, it will not be simple
it will touch you through your ribs, it will take all your heart
it will not be long, it will occupy your thought
as a city is occupied, as a bed is occupied
it will take all your flesh, it will not be simple
you are coming into us who cannot withstand you
you are coming into us who never wanted to withstand you
you are taking parts of us into places never planned
you are going far away with pieces of our lives
it will be short, it will take all your breath
it will not be simple, it will become your will — Adrienne Rich
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Short Simple Sayings By Tim Ferriss: Short, sweet, and to the point. Clear writing, and therefore clear commands, comes from clear Short, sweet, and to the point. Clear writing, and therefore clear commands, comes from clear thinking. Think simple. — Tim Ferriss
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Short Simple Sayings By Brad Watson: Humans are aware of very little, it seems to me, the artificial brainy side of Humans are aware of very little, it seems to me, the artificial brainy side of life, the worries and bills and the mechanisms of jobs, the doltish psychologies we've placed over our lives like a stencil. A dog keeps his life simple and unadorned. — Brad Watson
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Short Simple Sayings By Thomas Jefferson: When, in short, we shall have unlearned everything which has been taught since his [Jesus'] When, in short, we shall have unlearned everything which has been taught since his [Jesus'] day, and got back to the pure and simple doctrines he inculcated, we shall then be truly and worthily his disciples: and my opinion is that if nothing had ever been added to what flowed purely from his lips, the whole world would at this day have been Christian. — Thomas Jefferson
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Short Simple Sayings By E.A. Bucchianeri: Sweetheart, darling, dearest, it was funny to think that these endearments, which used to sound Sweetheart, darling, dearest, it was funny to think that these endearments, which used to sound exceedingly sentimental in movies and books, now held great importance, simple but true verbal affirmations of how they felt for each other. They were words only the heart could hear and understand, words that could impart entire pentameter sonnets in their few, short syllables. — E.A. Bucchianeri
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Short Simple Sayings By Francis Maitland Balfour: Why it is that animals, instead of developing in a simple and straightforward way, undergo Why it is that animals, instead of developing in a simple and straightforward way, undergo in the course of their growth a series of complicated changes, during which they often acquire organs which have no function, and which, after remaining visible for a short time, disappear without leaving a trace ... To the Darwinian, the explanation of such facts is obvious. The stage when the tadpole breathes by gills is a repetition of the stage when the ancestors of the frog had not advanced in the scale of development beyond a fish. — Francis Maitland Balfour
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Short Simple Sayings By Alexandre Dumas-fils: I think that every one whom you may ask how to write a play will I think that every one whom you may ask how to write a play will reply, if he really can write one, that he doesn't know how it is done. It is a little as if you were to ask Romeo what he did to fall in love with Juliet and to make her love him; he would reply that he did not know, that it simply happened.
Well, my dear friend, if you want me to be quite frank, I'll own up that I don't know how to write a play. One day a long time ago, when I was scarcely out of school, I asked my father the same question. He answered: It's very simple; the first act clear, the last act short, and all the acts interesting. — Alexandre Dumas-fils
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Short Simple Sayings By Jim Jarmusch: The intention was to shoot short films that can exist as shorts independently, but when The intention was to shoot short films that can exist as shorts independently, but when I put them all together, there are things that echo through them like the dialogue repeats; the situation is always the same, the way they're shot is very simple and the same. — Jim Jarmusch
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Short Simple Sayings By Walter Mosley: These short stories are vast structures existing mostly in the subconscious of our cultural history. These short stories are vast structures existing mostly in the subconscious of our cultural history. They will live with the reader long after the words have been translated into ideas and dreams. That's because a good short story crosses the borders of our nations and our prejudices and our beliefs. A good short story asks a question that can't be answered in simple terms. And even if we come up with some understanding, years later, while glancing out of a window, the story still has the potential to return, to alter right there in our mind and change everything. — Walter Mosley
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Short Simple Sayings By Zack Love: Summer sticks to her skirt sumptuously, in the shiny gray fabric hanging loosely from her Summer sticks to her skirt sumptuously, in the shiny gray fabric hanging loosely from her curves. Her chestnut eyes, apparently hidden from strangers; her simple but graceful face, unpainted by Madison Avenue; and her straight black hair, parted down the middle without ego, all suggest a minimalist - almost pastoral - beauty that is oddly discordant with her fashionable attire, comfortable indifference to the crowds, and quasi-attentive perusal of the Time magazine unfolded over her hand. — Zack Love
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Short Simple Sayings By Brandon Mull: You're just a character in my dream.""You wish.""I didn't mean my love interest," she replied You're just a character in my dream."
"You wish."
"I didn't mean my love interest," she replied defensively. "You'd have better hair. You're the character I dreamed up because the rest of the dream was making me homesick."
"Maybe you're the character I dreamed up to scare myself awake."
"That's not very nice!"
"You made fun of my hair. I like it this way. Short and simple."
I don't mind short. Mine is short."
"Then what's wrong with mine?" Jason challenged.
"Maybe we should talk about something else."
"Like the guy on a horse coming to kill us?"
"It needs more style," she muttered.
"The horse?"
"Your hair."
"I forgot to bring my gel when I got eaten by a hippo. — Brandon Mull
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Short Simple Sayings By Thomas Berry: What does the Earth Desire? I will put it in just a few short sentences What does the Earth Desire? I will put it in just a few short sentences ... To be admired in her loveliness, To be tasted in her delicious fruits, To be listened to in her teaching, To be endured in the severity of her discipline, To be cared for as a maternal source from whence we come, a destiny to which we return. It's very simple ... — Thomas Berry
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Short Simple Sayings By George Bernard Shaw: Nothing but the natural ignorance of the public, countenanced by the inoculated erroneousness of the Nothing but the natural ignorance of the public, countenanced by the inoculated erroneousness of the ordinary general medical practitioners, makes such a barbarism as vaccination possible ... Recent developments have shown that an inoculation made in the usual general practitioner's light-hearted way, without previous highly skilled examination of the state of the patient's blood, is just as likely to be a simple manslaughter as a cure or preventive. But vaccination is nothing short of attempted murder. A skilled bacteriologist would just as soon think of cutting his child's arm and rubbing the contents of the dustpan into the wound, as vaccinating it in the same. — George Bernard Shaw
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Short Simple Sayings By Sagar Ugale: No one can play your role better than you. No one can play your role better than you. — Sagar Ugale
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Short Simple Sayings By Mia Sheridan: For a couple hours, I was a kid, doing something simple that I had never For a couple hours, I was a kid, doing something simple that I had never done when I was actually a kid. For a short time, I lost myself in doing something for no other reason than that it was fun. — Mia Sheridan
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Short Simple Sayings By Herbert Benson: You will learn that evoking the Relaxation Response is extremely simple if you follow a You will learn that evoking the Relaxation Response is extremely simple if you follow a very short set of instructions which incorporate four essential elements: (1) a quiet environment; (2) a mental device such as a word or a phrase which should be repeated in a specific fashion over and over again; (3) the adoption of a passive attitude, which is perhaps the most important of the elements; and (4) a comfortable position. Your appropriate practice of these four elements for ten to twenty minutes once or twice daily should markedly enhance your well-being. — Herbert Benson
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Short Simple Sayings By Damien Short: ...many of us know deep down, whether we choose to admit it or not, a ...many of us know deep down, whether we choose to admit it or not, a number of simple truths: the global capitalist economy is incompatible with life. As numerous environmentalist authors... have noted, the global economy effectively creates infinite demand and no natural community can support infinite demand, especially when nothing beneficial is given back. A global economy is extractive, it gives nothing back, but follows the ecocidal pattern of a genocidal machine converting raw materials into power at the expense of living things and living systems. — Damien Short
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Short Simple Sayings By Michael Brent Jones: If there is any one person you can't love, then you don't understand love. The If there is any one person you can't love, then you don't understand love. The bitter cup we have to drink is the dregs of humility; we must see past the outer shells of insecurity to the seed of divinity deep inside each one of us.
No one virtue is strong enough to stand on its own. No one vice is simple enough not to lead to all others. No one person can appreciate and support us as much as we need. No one event is enough to tear apart our lives.
What does this all mean?
We have to give everything or we will have nothing. We cannot take any short cuts. We have to love everyone, or we cannot truly love anyone. No excuse will mean anything to us in the end.
People are beautiful, don't forget that.
Don't let pomp and circumstance, society or folklore fool you with counterfeit beauty.
True beauty is usually not something you can see, but something you feel; something that inspires you. — Michael Brent Jones
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Short Simple Sayings By Rainer Maria Rilke: And if I have anything else to say to you it is this: do not And if I have anything else to say to you it is this: do not think that the person who is trying to console you lives effortlessly among the simple, quiet words that sometimes make you feel better. His life is full of troubles and sadness and falls far short of them. But if it were any different he could never have found the words that he did. — Rainer Maria Rilke
Short Simple Sayings By Edward Hall: Each organism, no matter how simple or complex, has around it a sacred bubble of Each organism, no matter how simple or complex, has around it a sacred bubble of space, a bit of mobile territoriality which only a few other organisms are allowed to penetrate and then only for short periods of time. — Edward Hall
Short Simple Sayings By William Edward Hartpole Lecky: The simple record of three short years of active life has done more to regenerate The simple record of three short years of active life has done more to regenerate and to soften mankind, than all the (investigations) disquisitions of philosophers and than all the exhortations of moralists. — William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Short Simple Sayings By Eminem: I don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, I don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, i'll be nice to you. Simple as that! — Eminem
Short Simple Sayings By Jack London: It is a simple matter to see the obvious, to do the expected. The tendency It is a simple matter to see the obvious, to do the expected. The tendency of the individual life is to be static rather than dynamic, and this tendency is made into a propulsion by civilization, where the obvious only is seen, and the unexpected rarely happens. When the unexpected does happen, however, and when it is of sufficiently grave import, the unfit perish. They do not see what is not obvious, are unable to do the unexpected, are incapable of adjusting their well-grooved lives to other and strange grooves. In short, when they come to the end of their own groove, they die. — Jack London
Short Simple Sayings By Mason Cooley: Keep your lies short and simple. Keep your lies short and simple. — Mason Cooley
Short Simple Sayings By Carl Sagan: Occasionally, I get a letter from someone who is in "contact" with extraterrestrials. I am Occasionally, I get a letter from someone who is in "contact" with extraterrestrials. I am invited to "ask them anything." And so over the years I've prepared a little list of questions. The extraterrestrials are very advanced, remember. So I ask things like, "Please provide a short proof of Fermat's Last Theorem." Or the Goldbach Conjecture. And then I have to explain what these are, because extraterrestrials will not call it Fermat's Last Theorem. So I write out the simple equation with the exponents. I never get an answer. On the other hand, if I ask something like "Should we be good?" I almost always get an answer. — Carl Sagan
Short Simple Sayings By Herbert M. Shelton: If you desire truly to live you will cease trying to find magic tricks and If you desire truly to live you will cease trying to find magic tricks and short-cuts to life and learn the simple laws of being, and order your life in conformity with these. Realign your life with the laws of nature - this and this alone constitutes living to live. — Herbert M. Shelton
Short Simple Sayings By Joe Queenan: The world is changing, but I am not changing with it. There is no e-reader The world is changing, but I am not changing with it. There is no e-reader or Kindle in my future. My philosophy is simple: Certain things are perfect the way they are. The sky, the Pacific Ocean, procreation and the Goldberg Variations all fit this bill, and so do books. Books are sublimely visceral, emotionally evocative objects that constitute a perfect delivery systemBooks that we can touch; books that we can smell; books that we can depend on. Books that make us believe, for however short a time, that we shall all live happily ever after. — Joe Queenan
Short Simple Sayings By John Lasseter: Sure, they were simple desk lamps with only a minimal amount of movement, but you Sure, they were simple desk lamps with only a minimal amount of movement, but you could immediately tell that Luxo Jr. was a baby, and that the big one was his mother. In that short little film, computer animation went from a novelty to a serious tool for filmmaking. — John Lasseter
Short Simple Sayings By Kurt Vonnegut: I guess that isn't the right word, she said. She was used to apologizing for I guess that isn't the right word, she said. She was used to apologizing for her use of language. She had been encouraged to do a lot of that in school. Most white people in Midland City were insecure when they spoke, so they kept their sentences short and their words simple, in order to keep embarrassing mistakes to a minimum. Dwayne certainly did that. Patty certainly did that.
This was because their English teachers would wince and cover their ears and give them flunking grades and so on whenever they failed to speak like English aristocrats before the First World War. Also: they were told that they were unworthy to speak or write their language if they couldn't love or understand incomprehensible novels and poems and plays about people long ago and far away, such as Ivanhoe. — Kurt Vonnegut
Short Simple Sayings By James Gleick: Most people imagine the canonical dripping faucet as relentlessly periodic, but it is not necessarily Most people imagine the canonical dripping faucet as relentlessly periodic, but it is not necessarily so, as a moment of experimentation reveals. "It's a simple example of a system that goes from predictable behavior to unpredictable behavior, "Shaw said. "If you turn it up a little bit, you can see a regime where the pitter-patter is irregular. As it turns out, it's not a predictable pattern beyond a short time. So even something as simple as a faucet can generate a pattern that is eternally creative. — James Gleick
Short Simple Sayings By Richelle E. Goodrich: Just say "I'm sorry." It's not a tongue twister. It does not need repeating multiple Just say "I'm sorry." It's not a tongue twister. It does not need repeating multiple times. The phrase is simple and short, easy to articulate. And the last time I checked, it sounded just as good - if not better - in a whisper. So just say it; say "I'm sorry. — Richelle E. Goodrich
Short Simple Sayings By Linda Flower: Trying to compose even a single sentence can have the same effect, as we try Trying to compose even a single sentence can have the same effect, as we try to juggle grammatical and syntactical alternatives plus all the possibilities of tone, nuance, and rhythm even a simple sentence offers. Composing, then, is a cognitive activity that
constantly threatens to overload short-term memory. — Linda Flower
Short Simple Sayings By Walter Moers: It's quite simple, just follow the dotted line," the Planmaker explained. "Don't let any bad It's quite simple, just follow the dotted line," the Planmaker explained. "Don't let any bad idea lead you astray. Don't let them persuade you to take a short cut or take one yourself. Life is a winding path. One sometimes has to make detours. That's my humble opinion, anyway. — Walter Moers
Short Simple Sayings By Jo Beverley: The rake himself lived up to Amy's expectations, however, when he came out to greet The rake himself lived up to Amy's expectations, however, when he came out to greet his guests. Tall, dark, handsome, and dressed with devastating informality in an open-necked shirt, sleeves rolled up to expose his arms like a laborer. No one could fair to be aware of a lithe body beneath the slight amount of clothing, and there was a wicked gleam in his eye even if he was supposed to have been tamed by matrimony.
Amy found it difficult to believe that the very ordinary woman by his side had achieved such a miracle. Lady Templemore was short and her gown was a simple green muslin. Her face was close to plain and her brown hair was gathered into a simple knot at the back.
But then she smiled at her guests and was beautiful. When she turned to her husband with a comment, she was dazzling, and the look in his eye showed he was tamed indeed, if devotion so heated could be called tame at all. — Jo Beverley
Short Simple Sayings By Steven Rowley: We bring champagne to Franklin and Jeffrey, and I offer a final toast, 'Wishing you We bring champagne to Franklin and Jeffrey, and I offer a final toast, 'Wishing you all good things in your life together.' Short, simple, to the point.
I look at Meredith, relaxed in her ivory gown, my sister is all grown up. I'm grateful we did our growing up together. — Steven Rowley
Short Simple Sayings By Nicole Williams: AmYou know, the spark. It could be as simple as a meeting of eyes or AmYou know, the spark. It could be as simple as a meeting of eyes or as intimate as knuckles skimming down flesh, but one thing it was unmistakable. No denying it once you'd felt it and no sense in trying to conjure one up if it wasn't there from the beginning. Sparks are beginnings, leading to middles of fireworks, finishing like blasts of dynamite. So, long story short, there were no sparks — Nicole Williams
Short Simple Sayings By Tatsuhiko Takimoto: Take fireflies for example. Try to imagine their beauty, the evanescent beauty of their lives, Take fireflies for example. Try to imagine their beauty, the evanescent beauty of their lives, which don't even last a week.

Female fireflies flash their lights only to have intercourse with the males; males twinkle just to have intercourse with the females. And once their mating has finished, they die. In short, their reproductive instinct is the single, absolute reason for fireflies to live. In that simple instinct and their simple world, no kind of sadness can intervene. This is precisely why fireflies are so fleetingly beautiful. — Tatsuhiko Takimoto
Short Simple Sayings By Fareed Zakaria: We have the leading companies and the leading sectors in the advanced industrial world, we We have the leading companies and the leading sectors in the advanced industrial world, we have an incredibly dynamic society, and we have high levels of entrepreneurship. And we have the best universities in the world ... We also have impeccable credit. What we don't have is a political system that can take the simple measures to deal with our short-term deficit. — Fareed Zakaria
Short Simple Sayings By Larry Craig: The simple truth is, the short-term solution is for the FDA to allow more importation The simple truth is, the short-term solution is for the FDA to allow more importation of safe vaccines from other nations. But the long-term solution is to get more vaccine production within the U.S. — Larry Craig
Short Simple Sayings By George Orwell: The Party said that Oceania had never been in alliance with Eurasia. He, Winston Smith, The Party said that Oceania had never been in alliance with Eurasia. He, Winston Smith, knew that Oceania had been in alliance with Eurasia as short a time as four years ago. But where did that knowledge exist? Only in his own consciousness, which in any case must soon be annihilated. And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed - if all records told the same tale - then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past,' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.' And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. It was quite simple. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. 'Reality control', they called it: in Newspeak, 'doublethink'. — George Orwell
Short Simple Sayings By Rosamund Hodge: Who's the boy who thinks he can mess with my men?" he demanded."Nobody," said the Who's the boy who thinks he can mess with my men?" he demanded.

"Nobody," said the boy. "Just the King of Cats."

The words made the gang draw up short; obviously the title meant something to them, though Paris had never heard it before.

"It's a very simple situation," the boy went on. "You can join the Rooks and follow my orders without question. Or you can immediately decide that your territory starts east of here. Screaming as you run is optional."

Paris suspected that it would be a good time for him to scream and run, but the situation had a sort of awful fascination. The boy was definitely, absolutely mad, and they were both going to be pounded to death, and he couldn't look away.

"Or you can fight me over it," said the boy. "Care to wager your gang on a duel?"

The leader hesitated a moment; then he sneered, "So long as you fight fair."

"Nobody gets anything but what he earns from me — Rosamund Hodge
Short Simple Sayings By Rayven Skyy: I don't like labels being put on anyone. I judge the person on how they I don't like labels being put on anyone. I judge the person on how they interact with me. If you're good to me, I'll be good to you. It's just that simple. A persons sexual preference doesn't come before me. To me that's personal and private. In short, people need to mind their own business. My philosophy is live and let live. — Rayven Skyy
Short Simple Sayings By Albert Camus: But do you know why we are always more just and generous toward the dead? But do you know why we are always more just and generous toward the dead? The reason is simple. With them there is no obligation. They leave us free and we can take our time, fit the testimonial between a cocktail party and a nice little mistress, in our spare time, in short. — Albert Camus
Short Simple Sayings By Marcus Aurelius: You have seen those things, look now at these: do not trouble yourself, make yourself You have seen those things, look now at these: do not trouble yourself, make yourself simple. Does a man do wrong? He does wrong to himself. Has some chance befallen you? It is well; from Universal Nature, from the beginning, all that befalls was determined for you and the thread was spun. The sum of the matter is this: life is short; the present must be turned to profit with reasonableness and right. Be sober without effort. — Marcus Aurelius
Short Simple Sayings By Bill Nye: The essence of the evening was captured by a question from the audience. Someone asked: The essence of the evening was captured by a question from the audience. Someone asked: "What would it take to change your worldview?" My answer was simple: Any single piece of evidence. If we found a fossilized animal trying to swim between the layers of rock in the Grand Canyon, if we found a process by which a new huge fraction of a radioactive material's neutrons could become protons in some heretofore fantastically short period of time, if we found a way to create eleven species a day, if there were some way for starlight to get here without going the speed of light, that would force me and every other scientist to look at the world in a new way. However, no such contradictory evidence has ever been found - not any, not ever. — Bill Nye
Short Simple Sayings By Henry Fielding: Wisdom, in short, whose lessons have been represented as so hard to learn by those Wisdom, in short, whose lessons have been represented as so hard to learn by those who never were at her school, only teaches us to extend a simple maxim universally known and followed even in the lowest life, a little farther than that life carries it. And this is, not to buy at too dear a price. Now, whoever takes this maxim abroad with him into the grand market of the world, and constantly applies it to honours, to riches, to pleasures, and to every other commodity which that market affords, is, I will venture to affirm, a wise man. — Henry Fielding
Short Simple Sayings By Dave Ramsey: We don't keep jerks; life is too short to work with them and really way We don't keep jerks; life is too short to work with them and really way too short to pay them and work with them too. Seems simple, but it requires that you fight to build an incredible team and culture from the moment you post a position until you celebrate their retirement. Every day every behavior, attitude, and execution has to be led well by a courageous, loving leader. — Dave Ramsey
Short Simple Sayings By Margaret Mahy: The novels take longer to write than the picture book texts, and they do take The novels take longer to write than the picture book texts, and they do take a different sort of concentration. However, a very short, simple story that works well is just as exciting to me as any longer and more complex book. — Margaret Mahy
Short Simple Sayings By Temple Grandin: If you start using a medication in a person with autism, you should see an If you start using a medication in a person with autism, you should see an obvious improvement in behavior in a short period of time. If you do not see an obvious improvement, they probably should not be taking the stuff. It is that simple. — Temple Grandin
Short Simple Sayings By Nobuo Uematsu: As you may know my use of Celtic music is extremely simple and short. However As you may know my use of Celtic music is extremely simple and short. However there is something about it that will remain in your mind for a long, long time. — Nobuo Uematsu
Short Simple Sayings By Brennan Manning: Thomas Merton to write: The modern child may early in his or her existence have Thomas Merton to write: The modern child may early in his or her existence have natural inclinations toward spirituality. The child may have imagination, originality, a simple and individual response to reality, and even a tendency to moments of thoughtful silence and absorption. All these tendencies, however, are soon destroyed by the dominant culture. The child becomes a yelling, brash, false little monster, brandishing a toy gun or dressed up like some character he has seen on television. His head is filled with inane slogans, songs, noises, explosions, statistics, brand names, menaces, ribaldries, and cliches. Then, when the child gets to school, he learns to verbalize, rationalize, to pace, to make faces like an advertisement, to need a car and in short, to go through life with an empty head conforming to others, like himself, in togetherness.3 — Brennan Manning
Short Simple Sayings By Doris Janzen Longacre: If it hasn't already done so, the church ... must recognize that it lives in If it hasn't already done so, the church ... must recognize that it lives in a pagan society; it must seek for values and norms not shared by society. In short, it will either recover the Christian doctrine of nonconformity or cease to have any authentic Christian voice. — Doris Janzen Longacre
Short Simple Sayings By Sagar Ugale: Live like a PRINCE and die like a WARRIOR. Live like a PRINCE and die like a WARRIOR. — Sagar Ugale
Short Simple Sayings By Florence King: The American way of stress is comparable to Freud's 'beloved symptom', his name for the The American way of stress is comparable to Freud's 'beloved symptom', his name for the cherished neurosis that a patient cultivates like the rarest of orchids and does not want to be cured of. Stress makes Americans feel busy, important, and in demand, and simultaneously deprived, ignored, and victimized. Stress makes them feel interesting and complex instead of boring and simple, and carries an assumption of sensitivity not unlike the Old World assumption that aristocrats were high-strung. In short, stress has become a status symbol. — Florence King
Short Simple Sayings By Si Robertson: What I tell young couples that are getting married is: you're going to have quarrels, What I tell young couples that are getting married is: you're going to have quarrels, and on some things, you're just going to have to agree to disagree. And when you go to bed at night, kiss each other and tell each other that you love each other. Don't go to bed mad. Life is too short. Keep it simple. — Si Robertson
Short Simple Sayings By Vernor Vinge: We're long on high principles and short on simple human understanding. We're long on high principles and short on simple human understanding. — Vernor Vinge
Short Simple Sayings By Elie Wiesel: Men to the left! Women to the right!Eight words spokern quietly, indifferently, without emotion. Eight Men to the left! Women to the right!
Eight words spokern quietly, indifferently, without emotion. Eight simple, short words. Yet that was the moment when I left my mother. — Elie Wiesel
Short Simple Sayings By George Orwell: It is not certain whether the effects of totalitarianism upon verse need be so deadly It is not certain whether the effects of totalitarianism upon verse need be so deadly as its effects on prose. There is a whole series of converging reasons why it is somewhat easier for a poet than a prose writer to feel at home in an authoritarian society.[ ... ]what the poet is saying- that is, what his poem "means" if translated into prose- is relatively unimportant, even to himself. The thought contained in a poem is always simple, and is no more the primary purpose of the poem than the anecdote is the primary purpose of the picture. A poem is an arrangement of sounds and associations, as a painting is an arrangement of brushmarks. For short snatches, indeed, as in the refrain of a song, poetry can even dispense with meaning altogether. — George Orwell
Short Simple Sayings By Warren Buffett: Our investments continue to be few in number and simple in concept: The truly big Our investments continue to be few in number and simple in concept: The truly big investment idea can usually be explained in a short paragraph. We like a business with enduring competitive advantages that is run by able and owner-oriented people. When these attributes exist, and when we can make purchases at sensible prices, it is hard to go wrong (a challenge we periodically manage to overcome). — Warren Buffett
Short Simple Sayings By Frank Sheed: What follows is very simple but revolutionary. If a carpenter makes a chair, he can What follows is very simple but revolutionary. If a carpenter makes a chair, he can leave it and the chair will not cease to be. For the material he used in its making has a quality called rigidity, by virtue of which it will retain its nature as a chair. The maker of the chair has left it, but the chair can still rely for continuance in existence upon the material he used, the wood. Similarly if the Maker of the Universe left it, the Universe too would have to rely for continuance in existence upon the material He used - nothing. In short, the truth that God used no material in our making carries with it the not-sufficiently-realized truth that God continues to hold us in being, and that unless He did so we should simply cease to be. — Frank Sheed
Short Simple Sayings By Maurice Sendak: I want to write something so simple, so short and so silly ... and I I want to write something so simple, so short and so silly ... and I want it to be for my brother. — Maurice Sendak
Short Simple Sayings By Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The extreme inequalities in the manner of living of the several classes of mankind, the The extreme inequalities in the manner of living of the several classes of mankind, the excess of idleness in some, and of labour in others, the facility of irritating and satisfying our sensuality and our appetites, the too exquisite and out of the way aliments of the rich, which fill them with fiery juices, and bring on indigestions, the unwholesome food of the poor, of which even, bad as it is, they very often fall short, and the want of which tempts them, every opportunity that offers, to eat greedily and overload their stomachs; watchings, excesses of every kind, immoderate transports of all the passions, fatigues, waste of spirits, in a word, the numberless pains and anxieties annexed to every condition, and which the mind of man is constantly a prey to; these are the fatal proofs that most of our ills are of our own making, and that we might have avoided them all by adhering to the simple, uniform and solitary way of life prescribed to us by nature. — Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Short Simple Sayings By Bruce Sterling: You know, developments here remind me of the Internet. That old computer network, invented by You know, developments here remind me of the Internet. That old computer network, invented by the American scientific community. It was all about free communications. Very simple and widely distributed - there was never any central control. It spread worldwide in short order. It turned into the world's biggest piracy copy machine. The Chinese loved the Internet, they used it and turned it against us. They destroyed our information economy with it. Even then the net didn't go away - it just started breeding its virtual tribes, all these nomads and dissidents. — Bruce Sterling
Short Simple Sayings By Mitch Albom: There was a pier filled with thousands of people, men and women, fathers and mothers There was a pier filled with thousands of people, men and women, fathers and mothers and children
so many children
children from the past and the present, children who had not yet been born, side by side, hand in hand, in caps, in short pants, filling the boardwalk and the rides and the wooden platforms, sitting on each other's shoulders, sitting in each other's laps. They were there, or would be there, becuause of the simple mundane things [he] had done in his life, the accidents he had prevented, the rides he had kept safe, the unnoticed turns he had affected every day. And while their lips did not move, [he] heard their voices, more voices then he could have imagined, and a peace came upon him that he had never known before. — Mitch Albom
Short Simple Sayings By Ross Perot: The American dream. Those three short, simple words encompass the hopes and aspirations of all The American dream. Those three short, simple words encompass the hopes and aspirations of all the peoples on earth. The words are not only short and simple. They are also fragile. — Ross Perot
Short Simple Sayings By Erin Kellison: There was very little man left within his eyes - she knew a beast when There was very little man left within his eyes - she knew a beast when she saw one, knew short, simple words worked best, most often to tame or quiet an impending attack. But in this case
"More," she breathed. — Erin Kellison
Short Simple Sayings By Auliq Ice: Keep the first date brief, short, sweet and simple and they'll come back to you. Keep the first date brief, short, sweet and simple and they'll come back to you. — Auliq Ice
Short Simple Sayings By Michael Ende: I did everything wrong," he said. "I misunderstood everything. Moon Child gave me so much, I did everything wrong," he said. "I misunderstood everything. Moon Child gave me so much, and all I did with it was harm, harm to myself and harm to Fantastica."
Dame Eyola gave him a long look.
No," she said. "I don't believe so. You went the way of wishes, and that is never straight. You went the long way around, but that was your way. And do you know why? Because you are one of those who can't go back until they have found the fountain from which springs the Water of Life. And that's the most secret place in Fantastica. There's no simple way of getting there."
After a short silence she added: "But every way that leads there is the right one. — Michael Ende
Short Simple Sayings By Leo Tolstoy: Oblonsy was fond of a pleasant joke, and sometimes liked to perplex a simple-minded man Oblonsy was fond of a pleasant joke, and sometimes liked to perplex a simple-minded man by observing that if you're going to be proud of your ancestry, why stop short at Prince Rurik and repudiate your oldest ancestor - the ape? — Leo Tolstoy
Short Simple Sayings By Adrienne Rich: It will take all your heart, it will take all your breathIt will be short, It will take all your heart, it will take all your breath
It will be short, it will not be simple — Adrienne Rich
Short Simple Sayings By Richard Cecil: Let family worship be short, savory, simple, plain, tender, heavenly. Let family worship be short, savory, simple, plain, tender, heavenly. — Richard Cecil
Short Simple Sayings By Brad Herzog: These people were smiling because they were where they wanted to be. They understood that These people were smiling because they were where they wanted to be. They understood that life is too short for what-ifs and complications. Life, they found, can be as simple as reading the wind. — Brad Herzog
Short Simple Sayings By Michael Leunig: We struggle, we grow weary, we grow tired. We are exhausted, we are distressed, we We struggle, we grow weary, we grow tired. We are exhausted, we are distressed, we despair. We give up, we fall down, we let go. We cry, we are empty, we grown calm. We are ready. We wait quietly.
A small shy truth arrives. Arrives from without and within. Arrives and is born. Simple, steady, clear. Like a mirror, like a bell, like a flame. Like rain in summer. A precious truth arrives and is born within us. Within our emptiness.
We accept it, we observe it, we absorb it. We surrender to our bare truth. We are nourished, we are changed. We are blessed. We rise up. For this we give thanks.
Short NotesS From The Long History Of Happiness — Michael Leunig
Short Simple Sayings By Julian Barnes: The few psychiatrists I respect always talk about people being mad. Use the short, simple, The few psychiatrists I respect always talk about people being mad. Use the short, simple, true words... "Mad" has the right sound to it. It's an ordinary word, a word which tells us how lunacy might come and call like a delivery van. — Julian Barnes
Short Simple Sayings By Billy Graham: Jesus made everything so simple and we have made it so complicated. He spoke to Jesus made everything so simple and we have made it so complicated. He spoke to the people in short sentences and everyday words, illustrating His messages with never-to-be forgotten stories. — Billy Graham
Short Simple Sayings By Murray Gell-Mann: My colleagues in elementary particle theory in many lands [and I] are driven by the My colleagues in elementary particle theory in many lands [and I] are driven by the usual insatiable curiosity of the scientist, and our work is a delightful game. I am frequently astonished that it so often results in correct predictions of experimental results. How can it be that writing down a few simple and elegant formulae, like short poems governed by strict rules such as those of the sonnet or the waka, can predict universal regularities of Nature? — Murray Gell-Mann
Short Simple Sayings By K.P. Yohannan: Time is short. The world is at the brink of eternity. Right now we have Time is short. The world is at the brink of eternity. Right now we have the greatest opportunity to rise up and take the victory of the cross to the last corners of this earth. The Lord Jesus is graciously calling a remnant to the joys of simple obedience. For those who respond, I believe there is an opportunity right now to share in the last great move of God before Christ returns. — K.P. Yohannan
Short Simple Sayings By Daniel L. Akin: Simple yet succinct, Holy Subversion: Allegiance to Christ in an Age of Rivals exposes the Simple yet succinct, Holy Subversion: Allegiance to Christ in an Age of Rivals exposes the idols of modernity and provides the biblical arsenal needed for their complete destruction. Trevin Wax provides medicine for the heart in this short, powerful study. Read it and be blessed. — Daniel L. Akin
Short Simple Sayings By Tim Keel: We live in a culture of reductionism. Or better, we are living in the aftermath We live in a culture of reductionism. Or better, we are living in the aftermath of a culture of reductionism, and I believe we have reduced the complexity and diversity of the Scriptures to systematic theologies that insist on ideological conformity, even when such conformity flattens the diversity of the Scriptural witness. We have reduced our conception of gospel to four simple steps that short-circuit biblical narratives and notions of the kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven in favor of a simplified means of entrance to heaven. Our preaching is often wed to our materialistic, consumerist cultural assumptions, and sermons are subsequently reduced to delivering messages that reinforce the worst of what American culture produces: self-centered end users who believe that God is a resource that helps an individual secure what amounts to an anemic and culturally bound understanding of the 'abundant life. — Tim Keel
Short Simple Sayings By Patrick Modiano: We'd known each other over a very short period of time. He left France in We'd known each other over a very short period of time. He left France in June of 1964, and I'm writing this in April 1992. I never received word from him and I don't know if he's dead or alive. The memory of him had remained dormant, but now it has suddenly come flooding back this early spring of 1992. Is it because I came across the picture of my girlfriend and me, on the back of which a blue stamp says Photo by Jansen. All rights reserved? Or for the simple reason that every spring looks the same? Today the air was light, the buds had burst on the trees in the gardens of the Observatoire, and the month of April 1992 merged by an effect of superimposition with the month of April 1964. — Patrick Modiano
Short Simple Sayings By Kenneth De Guzman: People may ask "why do you laugh at simple things?" Tell them that why don't People may ask "why do you laugh at simple things?" Tell them that why don't you? Life is too short to make it so miserable. — Kenneth De Guzman
Short Simple Sayings By Guy Deutscher: To make a long story short, there is no way to devise an objective and To make a long story short, there is no way to devise an objective and non-arbitrary measure for comparing the overall complexity of any two given languages. It's not simply that no one has bothered to do it
it's inherently impossible even if one tried. So where does all this leave the dogma of equal complexity? When Joe, Piers, and Tom claim that "primitive people speak primitive languages," they are making a simple and eminently meaningful statement, which just happens to be factually incorrect. But the article of faith that linguists swear by is even worse than wrong
it is meaningless. The alleged central finding of the discipline is nothing more than a hollow mouthful of air, since in the absence of a definition for the overall complexity of a language, the statement that "all languages are equally complex" makes about as much sense as the assertion that "all languages are equally cornflakes". — Guy Deutscher
Short Simple Sayings By Ralph Ellison: You see," he said turning to Mr Norton, "he has eyes and ears and a You see," he said turning to Mr Norton, "he has eyes and ears and a good distended African nose, but he fails to understand the simple facts of life. Understand. Understand? It's worse than that. He registers with his senses but short-circuits his brain. Nothing has meaning. He takes it in but he doesn't digest it. Already he is - well, bless my soul! Behold! a walking zombie! Already he's learned to repress not only his emotions but his humanity. He's invisible, a walking personification of the Negative, the most perfect achievement of your dreams, sir! The mechanical man! — Ralph Ellison
Short Simple Sayings By Alain Delon: ...What I have to say is very simple and very short: [Jean-Pierre Melville]'s the greatest ...What I have to say is very simple and very short: [Jean-Pierre Melville]'s the greatest director I've had the good fortune, pleasure and honor to work with up to this point. It'd take too long to explain. He's wonderful. He knows more about cinema than anyone. He's the greatest director I know, the greatest cameraman, the best at framing and lighting, the best at everything. He's a living encyclopedia of cinema. — Alain Delon
Short Simple Sayings By Ernest Hemingway,: My working habits are simple: long periods of thinking, short periods of writing. My working habits are simple: long periods of thinking, short periods of writing. — Ernest Hemingway,
Short Simple Sayings By Langston Hughes: I live in Harlem, New York City. I am unmarried. I like 'Tristan,' goat's milk, I live in Harlem, New York City. I am unmarried. I like 'Tristan,' goat's milk, short novels, lyric poems, heat, simple folk, boats and bullfights; I dislike 'Aida,' parsnips, long novels, narrative poems, cold, pretentious folk, buses and bridges. — Langston Hughes
Short Simple Sayings By Rabindranath Tagore: All my work and all my dealings with people feel very easy. Actually, everything is All my work and all my dealings with people feel very easy. Actually, everything is simple. There is one straight road - if you open your eyes you can go along it. I don't see the need to search for all sorts of clever short cuts. Happiness and sadness are both on the road - there is no road that avoids them - but peace is found only on this road, nowhere else. — Rabindranath Tagore
Short Simple Sayings By Debasish Mridha: Life is simple and short but love is infinite and eternal. So give it away, Life is simple and short but love is infinite and eternal. So give it away, as much as you can, without judging anyone. — Debasish Mridha
Short Simple Sayings By Mike Rounds: We can do things the cheap way, the simple way, for the short-term and without We can do things the cheap way, the simple way, for the short-term and without regard for the future. Or, we can make the extra effort, do the hard work, absorb the criticism and make decisions that will cause a better future. — Mike Rounds