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100 Wonder Man Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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You'd help if you could, wouldn't you, boy?" I said. "It's no wonder they call you man's best friend. Faithful and loyal and true, you share in our sorrows and rejoice with us in our triumphs, the truest friend we ever have known, a better friend than we deserve. You have thrown in your lot with us, through thick and thin, on battlefield and hearthrug, refusing to leave your master even when death and destruction lie all around. Ah, noble dog, you are the furry mirror in which we see our better selves reflected, man as he could be, unstained by war or ambition, unspoilt by-Connie Willis Wonder Man Sayings By Connie Willis: You'd help if you could, wouldn't you, boy?" I said. "It's no wonder they call
When we see a man with bad shoes, we say it is no wonder, if he is a shoemaker.Michel De Montaigne Wonder Man Sayings By Michel De Montaigne: When we see a man with bad shoes, we say it is no wonder, if
What are you smiling at?" she snapped at Roarke.
"I'm a man, and I'm sitting here having coffee and cookies while two beautiful women snarl at each other. Being a man I'm required to wonder - perhaps imagine - whether there will soon be physical contact. Clothing may be ripped away. Why wouldn't I smile?"
"Not perfect," Eve muttered. "Shut up for five seconds," she ordered Nadine, "before we're in his head naked, oiled up, and rolling around on the floor."
"And my smile grows wider.
J.D. Robb Wonder Man Sayings By J.D. Robb: What are you smiling at?" she snapped at Roarke."I'm a man, and I'm sitting here
This was maybe the first time she'd done it when she'd felt the true intimacy of it. The first time she'd done it because she wanted to express her feelings for a guy in some new way she hadn't before. The first time it meant something.
The fact was, sex with a man she cared for was making all other sex pale in comparison. No wonder sex with Mike had been the best of her life from the very start - caring for him had been ... destiny.
Destiny in Destiny.
Toni Blake Wonder Man Sayings By Toni Blake: This was maybe the first time she'd done it when she'd felt the true intimacy
Hunting because of the 2004 Hunting Act. This is not a good advertisement for legislation. Yet, to appreciate the full force of the sham, recall, in wonder, the great ruptures between town and country, left and right, liberals and animal-welfare nuts, that preceded the ban. The march of 400,000 wax-jacketed pro-hunt protesters through London, the 700 hours of parliamentary debates devoted to the issue, the threat from Labour backbenchers to oppose all government business unless the ban was brought - it was madness. Even at the time, it seemed so: a dilettantish, illiberal, class-infused blot on what was otherwise a British golden age, for politics and the economy - as even the ban's reluctant main architect, Tony Blair, later admitted. A man not given to regrets, the then prime minister considered the ban one of his biggest. "God only knows," he reflected, what the point of it was.Anonymous Wonder Man Sayings By Anonymous: Hunting because of the 2004 Hunting Act. This is not a good advertisement for legislation.
I began to wonder - I knew I was an artist or wanted to be one - but I was wondering whether I really was an artist. I was doing such ordinary things that I could feel the difference. Most people would look at those things and say, 'Well, that's nothing. What did you do that for? That's just a wreck of a car or a wreck of a man. That's nothing. That isn't art.' They don't say that anymore.Walker Evans Wonder Man Sayings By Walker Evans: I began to wonder - I knew I was an artist or wanted to be
What is it that makes every man stare into a fire, I wonder. Does each see the same thing?Ryan Winfield Wonder Man Sayings By Ryan Winfield: What is it that makes every man stare into a fire, I wonder. Does each
At the very time that philosophers of the most enterprising benevolence were founding in Greece those institutions which have rendered it the wonder and luminary of the world, am I required to believe that the weak and wicked king of an obscure and barbarous nation, a murderer, a traitor and a tyrant, was the man after God's own heart?Percy Bysshe Shelley Wonder Man Sayings By Percy Bysshe Shelley: At the very time that philosophers of the most enterprising benevolence were founding in Greece
We're accustomed to the older generation looking down on the younger and telling them that they know nothing of the world. But things are rather out of kilter now, aren't they? It is your generation who understands the inhumanity of man, not ours. It's boys like you who have to live with what you have seen and what you have done. You've become the generation of response. While your elders can only look in your direction and wonder.John Boyne Wonder Man Sayings By John Boyne: We're accustomed to the older generation looking down on the younger and telling them that
The devil can quote Scripture for his purpose; and the text of Scripture which he now most commonly quotes is, "The Kingdom of heaven is within you." That text has been the stay and support of more Pharisees and prigs and self-righteous spiritual bullies than all the dogmas in creation; it has served to identify self-satisfaction with the peace that passes all understanding. And the text to be quoted in answer to it is that which declares that no man can receive the kingdom except as a little child. What we are to have inside is a childlike spirit; but the childlike spirit is not entirely concerned about what is inside. It is the first mark of possessing it that one is interested in what is outside. The most childlike thing about a child is his curiosity and his appetite and his power of wonder at the world. We might almost say that the whole advantage of having the kingdom within is that we look for it somewhere else.G.K. Chesterton Wonder Man Sayings By G.K. Chesterton: The devil can quote Scripture for his purpose; and the text of Scripture which he
To be listened to is, generally speaking, a nearly unique experience for most people. It is enormously stimulating. It is small wonder that people who have been demanding all their lives to be heard so often fall speechless when confronted with one who gravely agrees to lend an ear. Man clamors for the freedom to express himself and for knowing that he counts. But once offered these conditions, he becomes frightened.Robert C. Murphy Wonder Man Sayings By Robert C. Murphy: To be listened to is, generally speaking, a nearly unique experience for most people. It
Adam Trask to Cathy: "You know about the ugliness in people. You showed me the pictures. You use all the sad, weak parts of a man, and God knows he has them." ... "But you-yes, that's right- you don't know about the rest. You don't believe I brought you the letter because I don't want your money. You don't believe I love you. And the men who come to you here with their ugliness, the men in the pictures- you don't believe those men could have goodness and beauty in them. You see only one side, and you think-more than that, you're sure- that's all there is.'
" ... I seem to know that there's a part of you missing. Some men can't see the colour green, but they may never know they can't. I think you are only part of a human. I can't do anything about that. ut I wonder whether you ever feel that something invisible is all around you. It would be horrible if you knew it was there and couldn't see or feel it. That would be horrible.
John Steinbeck Wonder Man Sayings By John Steinbeck: Adam Trask to Cathy: "You know about the ugliness in people. You showed me the
A day ago, the sight of a man removing his face would have blown thick chunks of Aiden's mind out the back of his head, but not today. Today Aiden was fresh out of shock and running low on wonder.Matt K. Turner Wonder Man Sayings By Matt K. Turner: A day ago, the sight of a man removing his face would have blown thick
The wonder of marriage is woven into the wonder of the gospel of the cross of Christ, and the message of the cross is foolishness to the natural man, and so the meaning of marriage is foolishness to the natural man.John Piper Wonder Man Sayings By John Piper: The wonder of marriage is woven into the wonder of the gospel of the cross
He's wearing black boxer briefs that strain against his hips, and again I wonder why I never found men with muscles that sexy before. I mean, this man is pure physical perfection, and if he didn't hate me so much, he'd be ideal.Julianna Keyes Wonder Man Sayings By Julianna Keyes: He's wearing black boxer briefs that strain against his hips, and again I wonder why
The secret of wisdom is to be overly curious, like a cat--to take the time to look closely, to use all your senses to see and to touch and to taste and to smell and to hear, and to die because you were overly curious. To keep on wondering...about the afterlife. That is our only mission. Only one. If we don't wonder, then we will never, ever be curious. Then, if like the cat, you wondered too far...you simply no longer will have to ever wonder again. Your mission will be fulfilled. All because of curiosity.

--from The Wise-ass Man who butchered Eve Merriam's wisdom...and Her Secret
Stan Sudan Wonder Man Sayings By Stan Sudan: The secret of wisdom is to be overly curious, like a cat--to take the time
As time passes, people, even of the South, will begin to wonder how it was possible that their ancestors ever fought for or justified institutions which acknowledged the right of property in man.Ulysses S. Grant Wonder Man Sayings By Ulysses S. Grant: As time passes, people, even of the South, will begin to wonder how it was
When age fell upon the world, and wonder went out of the minds of men; when grey cities reared to smoky skies tall towers grim and ugly, in whose shadow none might dream of the sun or of Spring's flowering meads; when learning stripped the Earth of her mantle of beauty, and poets sang no more save of twisted phantoms seen with bleared and inward looking eyes; when these things had come to pass, and childish hopes had gone forever, there was a man who travelled out of life on a quest into the spaces whither the world's dreams had fled.H.P. Lovecraft Wonder Man Sayings By H.P. Lovecraft: When age fell upon the world, and wonder went out of the minds of men;
Am I really admitting that my sister is determined to marry a man she has only seen once and doesn't much like the look of? It is half real and half pretense - and I have an idea that it is a game most girls play when they meet an eligible young men. They just ... wonder.Dodie Smith Wonder Man Sayings By Dodie Smith: Am I really admitting that my sister is determined to marry a man she has
Some wonder why I have such a feeling of concern over the imposition of the death penalty. I ask those who wonder how would you feel if you defended a man charged with murder, who was as innocent as any hon. member in this House at this very moment, who was convicted; whose appeal was dismissed, who was executed; and six months later the star witness for the Crown admitted that he, himself, had committed the murder and blamed it on the accused? That experience will never be effaced from my memory.John Diefenbaker Wonder Man Sayings By John Diefenbaker: Some wonder why I have such a feeling of concern over the imposition of the
I wonder at a man who loses hope of salvation when the door of repentance is open for him.Ali Ibn Abi Talib Wonder Man Sayings By Ali Ibn Abi Talib: I wonder at a man who loses hope of salvation when the door of repentance
He [Benny Carter] is all that every jazz musician the world over wants to be. He's performed 20,000 nights. How many shoes have been shined? How much mascara put on? Rouge? How many of those impossible bowties have been tied? How many love songs have been sung? How many dances have been danced? How many have passed to the sound of his music? It's been said that a man should not be forced to live up to his art. Benny Carter is one of the rare instances when we wonder whether the great art that a man has created can live up to him.Wynton Marsalis Wonder Man Sayings By Wynton Marsalis: He [Benny Carter] is all that every jazz musician the world over wants to be.
And thus flowed the current of life. The seeds of the silverbell were converted into squirrel; and squirrels were converted into foxes. Everything edible, from mice and chipmunks to roots and berries and apples was converted into bear. And bear and his tracks are converted into wonder and adventure for man.Harvey Broome Wonder Man Sayings By Harvey Broome: And thus flowed the current of life. The seeds of the silverbell were converted into
Dude, you ran off with the crazy chick! You ran off with the psycho girl!" he's calling after Adam. "I thought they made that shit up. What the hell were you thinking? What are you going to do with the psycho chick? No wonder Warner wants you dead - OW, MAN, what the hell - "
"She's not crazy. And she's not deaf, asshole.
Tahereh Mafi Wonder Man Sayings By Tahereh Mafi: Dude, you ran off with the crazy chick! You ran off with the psycho girl!"
The earth incites the wonder and admiration of man even though he is imperfect and his understanding greatly limited.Joseph Franklin Rutherford Wonder Man Sayings By Joseph Franklin Rutherford: The earth incites the wonder and admiration of man even though he is imperfect and
But when Odysseus rose, that man of many devices, fixing his down-cast eyes on the ground he stood: nor his scepter swayed, either this way or that like a practiced speaker, but held it motionless, even as a man unskilled in the arts of persuasion. One would declare him mute with passion or wanting in judgment. But when he spoke, when his powerful voice went forth from his bosom, issuing words which fell like flakes of snow in winter, surely no mortal man might hope to compete with Odysseus. Lost in wonder we sat, but not, as before, at his manner.Homer Wonder Man Sayings By Homer: But when Odysseus rose, that man of many devices, fixing his down-cast eyes on the
No wonder, then, that I was drawn to the General, who, like my friends Man and Bon, never sneered about my muddled heritage. Upon selecting me for his staff, the General said, The only thing I'm interested in is how good you are at what you do, even if the things I ask you to do may not be so good. IViet Thanh Nguyen Wonder Man Sayings By Viet Thanh Nguyen: No wonder, then, that I was drawn to the General, who, like my friends Man
For who can wonder that man should feel a vague belief in tales of disembodied spirits wandering through those places which they once dearly affected, when he himself, scarcely less separated from his old world than they, is forever lingering upon past emotions and bygone times, and hovering, the ghost of his former self, about the places and people that warmed his heart of old?Charles Dickens Wonder Man Sayings By Charles Dickens: For who can wonder that man should feel a vague belief in tales of disembodied
We're all watching him. It's the one thing we can really do, and it is not for nothing: if he were to falter, fail, or die, what would become of us? No wonder he's like a boot, hard on the outside, giving shape to a pulp of tenderfoot. That's just a wish. I've been watching him for some time and he's given no evidence, of softness.
But watch out, Commander, I tell him in my head. I've got my eye on you. One false move and I'm dead.
Still, it must be hell, to be a man, like that.
It must be just fine.
It must be hell.
It must be very silent.
Margaret Atwood Wonder Man Sayings By Margaret Atwood: We're all watching him. It's the one thing we can really do, and it is
Existence is beyond the power of words
To define:
Terms may be used
But are none of them absolute.
In the beginning of heaven and earth there were no words,
Words came out of the womb of matter;
And whether a man dispassionately
Sees to the core of life
Or passionately
Sees the surface,
The core and the surface
Are essentially the same,
Words making them seem different
Only to express appearance.
If name be needed, wonder names them both:
From wonder into wonder
Existence opens.
Lao-Tzu Wonder Man Sayings By Lao-Tzu: Existence is beyond the power of wordsTo define:Terms may be usedBut are none of them
People expect old men to die, They do not really mourn old men. Old men are different. People look At them with eyes that wonder when ... People watch with unshocked eyes; But the old men know when an old man dies.Ogden Nash Wonder Man Sayings By Ogden Nash: People expect old men to die, They do not really mourn old men. Old men
A stubborn refusal of the conditions of 20th Century 'reality', surrealism has denied intransigently and consistently that modern man can live without a sense of wonder at the world that was once embodied in myth. In approaching literature, it has aimed at restoring to the word its magical qualities. And at giving back to language the elemental power it once had within society. This determinism lies at the heart of the surrealist attitude and distinguishes it radically from the modernism which took shape contemporaneously with it.Michael Richardson Wonder Man Sayings By Michael Richardson: A stubborn refusal of the conditions of 20th Century 'reality', surrealism has denied intransigently and
Sometimes I wonder if he were raised a Red and I a Gold if he wouldn't have ended up a better man than I am now, and I a worse man than he ever could be.
For some reason I think I could have been capable of great evil.
Pierce Brown Wonder Man Sayings By Pierce Brown: Sometimes I wonder if he were raised a Red and I a Gold if he
As we begin to focus upon God the things of the spirit will take shape before our inner eyes. Obedience to the word of Christ will bring an inward revelation of the Godhead (John 14:21-23). It will give acute perception enabling us to see God even as is promised to the pure in heart. A new God consciousness will seize upon us and we shall begin to taste and hear and inwardly feel the God who is our life and our all. There will be seen the constant shining of the light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world. More and more, as our faculties grow sharper and more sure, God will become to us the great All, and His Presence the glory and wonder of our lives.A.W. Tozer Wonder Man Sayings By A.W. Tozer: As we begin to focus upon God the things of the spirit will take shape
I'm the least fanciful guy around, but on nights when I wonder whether there was any point to my day, I think about this: the first thing we ever did, when we started turning into humans, was draw a line across the cave door and say: Wild stays out. What I do is what the first men did. They built walls to keep back the sea. They fought the wolves for the hearth fire.Tana French Wonder Man Sayings By Tana French: I'm the least fanciful guy around, but on nights when I wonder whether there was
Nature is amazing wonder.Lailah Gifty Akita Wonder Man Sayings By Lailah Gifty Akita: Nature is amazing wonder.
Sometimes I wonder if I've changed so much, my wife is even gonna recognize me whenever it is I get back to her, and how I'll ever be able to, tell about days like today. Ahh, Ryan. I don't know anything about Ryan, I don't care. The man means nothing to me; he's just a name. But if, you know, if going to Remal, and finding him so he can go home, if that earns me the right to get back to my wife, well then, then that's my mission.Max Allan Collins Wonder Man Sayings By Max Allan Collins: Sometimes I wonder if I've changed so much, my wife is even gonna recognize me
Wonder why some people tend to see science as something which takes man away from God. As I look at it, the path of science can always wind through the heart. For me, science has always been the path to spiritual enrichment and self-realisation.A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Wonder Man Sayings By A. P. J. Abdul Kalam: Wonder why some people tend to see science as something which takes man away from
And he knew, also, what the old man was thinking as his tears flowed, and he, Rieux, thought it too: that a loveless world is a dead world, and always there comes an hour when one is weary of prisons, of one's work, and of devotion to duty, and all one craves for is a loved face, the warmth and wonder of a loving heart.Albert Camus Wonder Man Sayings By Albert Camus: And he knew, also, what the old man was thinking as his tears flowed, and
Once a man has seen a dragon in flight, let him stay home and tend his garden in content, someone had written once, for this wide world has no greater wonder. Tyrion scratched at his scar and tried to recall the author's name.George R R Martin Wonder Man Sayings By George R R Martin: Once a man has seen a dragon in flight, let him stay home and tend
It was in this man's class that I first began to wonder if people who wrote fiction were not suffering from some kind of disorder--from what I've since come to think of, remembering the wild nocturnal rocking of Albert Vetch, as the midnight disease. The midnight disease is a kind of emotional insomnia; at every conscious moment its victim--even if he or she writes at dawn, or in the middle of the afternoon--feels like a person lying in a sweltering bedroom, with the window thrown open, looking up at a sky filled with stars and airplanes, listening to the narrative of a rattling blind, an ambulance, a fly trapped in a Coke bottle, while all around him the neighbors soundly sleep. this is in my opinion why writers--like insomniacs--are so accident-prone, so obsessed with the calculus of bad luck and missed opportunities, so liable to rumination and a concomitant inability to let go of a subject, even when urged repeatedly to do so.Michael Chabon Wonder Man Sayings By Michael Chabon: It was in this man's class that I first began to wonder if people who
There had been a frozen mist here, and the trees were spun into feathers. Their fragile brilliance made me wonder why, into the spotlessness of Creation, God had seen fit to introduce soiling, twisting, rampaging, Man.Maria McCann Wonder Man Sayings By Maria McCann: There had been a frozen mist here, and the trees were spun into feathers. Their
I remember the pain I felt, and wonder why a man who was such an accomplished liar had to tell the truth that day.Toni Maguire Wonder Man Sayings By Toni Maguire: I remember the pain I felt, and wonder why a man who was such an
Must have been some dream, sir. Did you eat something unusual last night, I wonder?" "Come to think of it, Monsieur Fournier served herrings in some new garlic sauce, and I ate too many of them." Hudson's eyes glinted. "Herrings, you say? I shall have to remember that." He sighed. "What a man wouldn't do to have such dreams.Julie Klassen Wonder Man Sayings By Julie Klassen: Must have been some dream, sir. Did you eat something unusual last night, I wonder?"
People often ask me if I am the book's Pakistani protagonist. I wonder why they never ask if I am his American listener. After all, a novel can often be a divided man's conversation with himself.Mohsin Hamid Wonder Man Sayings By Mohsin Hamid: People often ask me if I am the book's Pakistani protagonist. I wonder why they
As the saying goes, behind every great man is an even greater woman. I guess playing Hera [in Wonder Woman] means that I'm, well, not only Queen of the Gods, I'm better than he is!Marg Helgenberger Wonder Man Sayings By Marg Helgenberger: As the saying goes, behind every great man is an even greater woman. I guess
East of my grandmother's house the sun rises out of the plain. Once in his life a man ought to concentrate his mind upon remembered earth, I believe. He ought to give himself up to a particular landscape in his experience, to look at it from as many angles as he can, to wonder about it, to dwell upon it. He ought to imagine that he touches it with his hands at every season and listens to the sounds that are made upon it. He ought to imagine the creatures there and all the faintest motions of the wind. He ought to recollect the glare of noon and all the colors of the dawn and dusk.N. Scott Momaday Wonder Man Sayings By N. Scott Momaday: East of my grandmother's house the sun rises out of the plain. Once in his
Then a man onstage quoted Sam Houston, saying, "Texas can make it without the United States, BUT THE UNITED STATES CANNOT MAKE IT WITHOUT TEXAS!" and everyone in the entire fucking audience yelled it along with him, and I thought, "Wow. It's really no wonder that the rest of America hates us.Jenny Lawson Wonder Man Sayings By Jenny Lawson: Then a man onstage quoted Sam Houston, saying, "Texas can make it without the United
The mind of the greatest man on earth is not so independent of circumstances as not to feel inconvenienced by the merest buzzing noise about him; it does not need the report of a cannon to disturb his thoughts. The creaking of a vane or a pully is quite enough. Do not wonder that he reasons ill just now; a fly is buzzing by his ear; it is quite enough to unfit him for giving good counsel.Blaise Pascal Wonder Man Sayings By Blaise Pascal: The mind of the greatest man on earth is not so independent of circumstances as
The Utopians wonder how any man should be so much taken with the glaring doubtful lustre of a jewel or a stone, that can look up to a star or to the sun himself; or how any should value himself because his cloth is made of a finer thread: for how fine soever that thread may be, it was once no better than the fleece of a sheep, and that sheep was a sheep still for all its wearing it.Thomas More Wonder Man Sayings By Thomas More: The Utopians wonder how any man should be so much taken with the glaring doubtful
Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man.Arnold Bennett Wonder Man Sayings By Arnold Bennett: Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that
We who are here to-night are here as the servants of the guests of a great University, a University of knowledge, scholarship, and intellect. You do well to be proud of it. But I have wondered whether there may not be colleges and faculties of other experiences than yours, and whether even now in the far corners of the continents powers not yours are being brought to fruition. I have myself been something of a traveller, and every time I return to England I wonder whether the games of those children do not hold more intense life than the talk of your learned men
a more intense passion for discovery, a greater power of exploration, new raptures, unknown paths of glorious knowledge; whether you may not yet sit at the feet of the natives of the Amazon or the Zambesi: whether the fakirs and the herdsmen, the witch-doctors may not enter the kingdom of man before you
Charles Williams Wonder Man Sayings By Charles Williams: We who are here to-night are here as the servants of the guests of a
I was thinking", he answered absently, "about Euripides; how, when he was an old man, he went and lived in a cave by the sea, and it was thought queer at the time. It seems that houses had become insupportable to him. I wonder whether it was because he had observed women so closely all his life.Willa Cather Wonder Man Sayings By Willa Cather: I was thinking", he answered absently, "about Euripides; how, when he was an old man,
I wonder if I'll ever forgive Evandar? I wonder even more if I should bother," Aderyn said.
"Of course you should," Nevyn said wearily, "but for your own sake, not his. Hatred binds a man to what he hates, and I think me you need to be free of him.
Katharine Kerr Wonder Man Sayings By Katharine Kerr: I wonder if I'll ever forgive Evandar? I wonder even more if I should bother,"
I often wonder what she's thinking," says Ed, still gazing up at her. "That's quite an intriguing expression she has."
"I often wonder that myself," chimes in Malcolm Gledhill eagerly. "She seems to have such a look of serenity and happiness ... Obviously, from what you've said, she has a certain emotional connection with the painter Malory ... I often wonder if he was reading her poetry as he painted ... "
"What an idiot this man is," says Sadie scathingly in my ear. "It's obvious I what I'm thinking. I'm looking at Stephan and I'm thinking, I want to jump his bones."
"She wanted to jump his bones," I say to Malcolm Gledhill. Ed shoots me a disbelieving look, then bursts into laughter.
Sophie Kinsella Wonder Man Sayings By Sophie Kinsella: I often wonder what she's thinking," says Ed, still gazing up at her. "That's quite
It's my opinion he don't want to kill you,' said Perea - 'at least not yet. I've heard deir idea is to scar and worry a man wid deir spells, and narrow misses, and rheumatic pains, and bad dreams, and all dat, until he's sick of life. Of course, it's all talk, you know. You mustn't worry about it. But I wunder what he'll be up to next.'
'I shall have to be up to something first,' said Pollock, staring gloomily at the greasy cards that Perea was putting on the table. 'It don't suit my dignity to be followed about, and shot at, and blighted in this way. I wonder if Porroh hokey-pokey upsets your luck at cards.'
He looked at Perea suspiciously.
'Very likely it does,' said Perea warmly, shuffling. 'Dey are wonderful people.'
("Pollock And The Porrah Man")
H.G.Wells Wonder Man Sayings By H.G.Wells: It's my opinion he don't want to kill you,' said Perea - 'at least not
Does the price matter, if the trick be well done? You do your tricks very well. And I didn't do badly either, since I managed not to sink that steamboat on my first trip. It's a wonder to me yet. Imagine a blindfolded man set toJoseph Conrad Wonder Man Sayings By Joseph Conrad: Does the price matter, if the trick be well done? You do your tricks very
In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled throughout the rest of the world. I want to ask you to keep this great wonder of nature as it now is. I hope you will not have a building of any kind, not a summer cottage, a hotel or anything else, to mar the wonderful grandeur, the sublimity, the great loneliness and beauty of the canyon. Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.Theodore Roosevelt Wonder Man Sayings By Theodore Roosevelt: In the Grand Canyon, Arizona has a natural wonder which is in kind absolutely unparalleled
For if a priest be foul, on whom we trust,
No wonder is a common man should rust
-The Prologue of Chaucers Canterbury Tales-
Geoffrey Chaucer Wonder Man Sayings By Geoffrey Chaucer: For if a priest be foul, on whom we trust, No wonder is a common
Out of the gosple he tho wordes caughte,
And this figure he added eek therto,
That if gold ruste, what shal iren do?
For if a preest be foul, on whom we truste,
No wonder is a lewed man to ruste;
And shame it is, if a prest take keep,
A shiten shepherde and a clene sheep.
Wel oghte a preest ensample for to yive,
By his clennesse, how that his sheep sholde lyve.
Geoffrey Chaucer Wonder Man Sayings By Geoffrey Chaucer: Out of the gosple he tho wordes caughte,And this figure he added eek therto,That if
I love humanity,' he said, 'but I wonder at myself. The more I love humanity in general, the less I love man in particular.Fyodor Dostoyevsky Wonder Man Sayings By Fyodor Dostoyevsky: I love humanity,' he said, 'but I wonder at myself. The more I love humanity
[I]t behooves a man who wants to see wonders sometimes to go out of his way.John Mandeville Wonder Man Sayings By John Mandeville: [I]t behooves a man who wants to see wonders sometimes to go out of his
What the Lady was happening? The man had his mouth smashing on Tarin's, and his tongue was shoving at Tarin's tongue. Tarin tried to scream. The men did eat boys. It wasn't just a scary fire-rumor. He bucked his body and writhed. He was going to be consumed alive!

"Lady!" he bawled like a little kid. It sort of worked.

The man moved his mouth and laughed.
"Now, no fussing. I won't hurt you if you're a good boy."

"Don't eat me," moaned Tarin. He was too scared to be brave. This was why no boys ever escaped from the Before Times buildings. The men ate them! No wonder men were so sleek and strong. They had boy meat to get them through the winter
Syd McGinley Wonder Man Sayings By Syd McGinley: What the Lady was happening? The man had his mouth smashing on Tarin's, and his
What seems natural to us is probably just something familiar in a long tradition that has forgotten the unfamiliar source from which it arose. And yet this unfamiliar source once struck man as strange and caused him to think and to wonder.Martin Heidegger Wonder Man Sayings By Martin Heidegger: What seems natural to us is probably just something familiar in a long tradition that
The charm of Ronald Reagan is not just that he kept telling us screwy things, it was that he believed them all. No wonder we trusted him, he never lied to us ... His stubbornness, even defiance, in the face of facts ('stupid things,' he once called them in a memorable slip) was nothing short of splendid ... This is the man who proved that ignorance is no handicap to the presidency.Molly Ivins Wonder Man Sayings By Molly Ivins: The charm of Ronald Reagan is not just that he kept telling us screwy things,
Here again the Japanese method of interior decoration differs from that of the Occident, where we see objects arrayed symmetrically on mantelpieces and elsewhere. In Western houses we are often confronted with what appears to us useless reiteration. We find it trying to talk to a man while his full-length portrait stares at us from behind his back. We wonder which is real, he of the picture or he who talks, and feel a curious conviction that one of them must be fraud.Okakura Kakuzo Wonder Man Sayings By Okakura Kakuzo: Here again the Japanese method of interior decoration differs from that of the Occident, where
Awareness is becoming acquainted with environment, no matter where one happens to be. Man does not suddenly become aware or infused with wonder; it is something we are born with.Sigurd F. Olson Wonder Man Sayings By Sigurd F. Olson: Awareness is becoming acquainted with environment, no matter where one happens to be. Man does
And as the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to melt away until gradually I became aware of the old island here that flowered once for Dutch sailors' eyes
a fresh, green breast of the new world. Its vanished trees, the trees that had made way for Gatsby's house, had once pandered in whispers to the last and greatest of all human dreams; for a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder.
F Scott Fitzgerald Wonder Man Sayings By F Scott Fitzgerald: And as the moon rose higher the inessential houses began to melt away until gradually
He should have said something, why hadn't he? Costis wondered. In fact, the king had. He had complained at every step all the way across the palace, and they'd ignored it. If he'd been stoic and denied the pain, the entire palace would have been in a panic already, Eddisian soldiers on the move. He'd meant to deceive them, and he'd succeeded. It made Costis wonder for the first time just how much the stoic man really wants to hide when he unsuccessfully pretends not to be in pain.Megan Whalen Turner Wonder Man Sayings By Megan Whalen Turner: He should have said something, why hadn't he? Costis wondered. In fact, the king had.
Then too, you're constantly being bumped against by those of poor vision. Or again, you doubt if you really exist. You wonder whether you aren't simply a phantom in other people's minds. Say, a figure in a nightmare which the sleeper tries with all his strength to destroy.Ralph Ellison Wonder Man Sayings By Ralph Ellison: Then too, you're constantly being bumped against by those of poor vision. Or again, you
In the midst of the complexities of modern life, with all its pressures, the spirit of man needs to refresh itself by communion with unspoiled nature. In such surroundings- occasional as our visits may be- we can achieve that kind of physical and spiritual renewal that comes alone from the wonder of the natural world.Laurance S. Rockefeller Wonder Man Sayings By Laurance S. Rockefeller: In the midst of the complexities of modern life, with all its pressures, the spirit
The plain shiprock walls, and the painted statue of Lord Pas (from which the paint was peeling) will remain with me until the day I die, always somewhat colored by the wonder I felt as a small boy at seeing a black cock struggling in the old man's hands after he had cut its throat, its wings beating frantically, beating as if they might live after all, live somehow somewhere, if only they could spray the whole place with blood before theyGene Wolfe Wonder Man Sayings By Gene Wolfe: The plain shiprock walls, and the painted statue of Lord Pas (from which the paint
I wonder if any of you have ever noticed that it is sometimes those who find most pleasure and amusement in their fellow man, and have most hope in his goodness, who get the reputation of being his most carping critics. Maybe it is that the satirist is so full of the possibilities of humankind in general, that he tends to draw a dark and garish picture when he tries to depict people as they are at any particular moment. The satirist is usually a pretty unpopular fellow. The only time he attains even fleeting popularity is when his works can be used by some political faction as a stick to beat out the brains of their opponents. Satirical writing is by definition unpopular writing. Its aim is to prod people into thinking. Thinking hurts.
(John Dos Passos, 1957, from the speech he delivered upon accepting the Gold Medal for Eminence in Fiction from the National Institute of Arts and Letters)
John Dos Passos Wonder Man Sayings By John Dos Passos: I wonder if any of you have ever noticed that it is sometimes those who
Ordinary people regard a man of a certain force and flexibility of character as they do a lion; they look at him with a sort of wonder, perhaps they admire him; but they will on no account house with him.Angela Merkel Wonder Man Sayings By Angela Merkel: Ordinary people regard a man of a certain force and flexibility of character as they
They say my verse is sad: no wonder; Its narrow measure spans Tears of eternity, and sorrow, Not mine. but man's.A.E. Housman Wonder Man Sayings By A.E. Housman: They say my verse is sad: no wonder; Its narrow measure spans Tears of eternity,
After that, the book will fade, the way all books fade in your mind. But I hope you will remember this:
A man walking fast down a dark lonely street. Quick steps and hard breathing, all wonder and need. A bell above a door and the tinkle it makes. A clerk and a ladder and warm golden light, and then: the right book exactly, at exactly the right time.
Robin Sloan Wonder Man Sayings By Robin Sloan: After that, the book will fade, the way all books fade in your mind. But
She had known that being with Clay would be good, that it would eclipse the other times into nothingness, but this was beyond good, beyond anything. All she could think was - no wonder women liked sex. But of course, this was nothing so simple as sex. This was ... Oh, man.Nalini Singh Wonder Man Sayings By Nalini Singh: She had known that being with Clay would be good, that it would eclipse the
Carver is a charming man with a soft voice that makes you believe he is always confiding in you. He is courteous and attentive, which I wonder about, because is this his natural disposition, or has he read too many novels about Hannibal Lecter?Karin Slaughter Wonder Man Sayings By Karin Slaughter: Carver is a charming man with a soft voice that makes you believe he is
I wonder why it is the man who pleads for mercy never gives it.Louis L'Amour Wonder Man Sayings By Louis L'Amour: I wonder why it is the man who pleads for mercy never gives it.
You thought you'd never give up your vocation, a voice whispered inside me. You thought you'd never even consider it. But you've met the one man who could change your mind. He is your perfect complement. He is Cathal to your Clodagh; he is Bran to your Liadan. No wonder you conjured up those images. No wonder they make you weep.Juliet Marillier Wonder Man Sayings By Juliet Marillier: You thought you'd never give up your vocation, a voice whispered inside me. You thought
Author wonders whether God's proclamation of His natural mastery when appearing to Job might be about restoring a sense of wonder to world-weary man as much as humbling him.Mark Buchanan Wonder Man Sayings By Mark Buchanan: Author wonders whether God's proclamation of His natural mastery when appearing to Job might be
Eirikr lies on the table, staring into the night sky, staring at the uncountable stars that are shining brightly down on him.
What lives, he thinks, are lived by the men up there?
What do they do?
What do they believe?
What do they see?
Do they see me?
He wonder about them all, all the many lives that have been, and that will be, and wonders why they are not all the same, why they are what they are. It cannot be, he thinks, that when our life is run, we are done. There must be more to man than that, surely?
That we are not just one, but a multitude.
Marcus Sedgwick Wonder Man Sayings By Marcus Sedgwick: Eirikr lies on the table, staring into the night sky, staring at the uncountable stars
You had this young man with you for ... what, six years?"
Halt shrugged. "Near enough," he replied.
"And did you ever understand a word he was saying?"
"Not a lot of the time, no," Halt said.
Crowley shook his head in wonder. "It's just as well he didn't go into the Diplomatic Service. We'd be at war with half a dozen countries by now if he was on the loose."
Will drew a deep breath to begin talking. He noticed that both men took an involuntary half step backward and he decided he'd better try to keep it as simple as possible.
John Flanagan Wonder Man Sayings By John Flanagan: You had this young man with you for ... what, six years?"Halt shrugged. "Near enough,"
But man is still today, at the age of twenty-five, at the mercy of an erection, physically too, from time to time, it's the common lot, even I was not immune, if that can be called an erection. It did not escape her naturally, women smell a rigid phallus ten miles away and wonder, How on earth did he spot me from there?Samuel Beckett Wonder Man Sayings By Samuel Beckett: But man is still today, at the age of twenty-five, at the mercy of an
What I wonder is, maybe the world is growing older. Less all alive. Or is it only my growing older?" "Everybody always wonders that. I don't think, really, anyone could feel the world grow older. Its life is far too long for that." She took a black man of Alice's. "What maybe you learn as you grow older is that the world is old - very old. When you're young, the world seems young. That's all.John Crowley Wonder Man Sayings By John Crowley: What I wonder is, maybe the world is growing older. Less all alive. Or is
The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at itJacques-Yves Cousteau Wonder Man Sayings By Jacques-Yves Cousteau: The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is
Yet he found an excuse for drunkenness which few men but he could have found. Stockdale (Memoirs, ii. 189) says that he heard Mrs. Williams 'wonder what pleasure men can take in making beasts of themselves. "I wonder, Madam," replied Johnson, "that you have not penetration enough to see the strong inducement to this excess; for he who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man."' [1278]James Boswell Wonder Man Sayings By James Boswell: Yet he found an excuse for drunkenness which few men but he could have found.
Some men there were who know how to look at a lady, and make her feel she'd been seen. Or perhaps there was no question of knowing how. Some men just looked at ladies that way. [ ... ] Tell me what absorbs you so, such a man might say. I wonder at your thoughts. He might even guess. It's to do with cards, isn't it?Cecilia Grant Wonder Man Sayings By Cecilia Grant: Some men there were who know how to look at a lady, and make her
In my small way, I preserved and catalogued, and dipped into the vast ocean of learning that awaited, knowing all the time that the life of one man was insufficient for even the smallest part of the wonders that lay within. It is cruel that we are granted the desire to know, but denied the time to do so properly. We all die frustrated; it is the greatest lesson we have to learn.Iain Pears Wonder Man Sayings By Iain Pears: In my small way, I preserved and catalogued, and dipped into the vast ocean of
Needs? I guess that is what bothers so many folks. They keep expanding their needs until they are dependent on too many things and too many other people ... I wonder how many things in the average American home could be eliminated if the question were asked, "Must I really have this?" I guess most of the extras are chalked up to comfort or saving time.
Funny thing about comfort - one man's comfort is another man's misery. Most people do't work hard enough physically anymore, and comfort is not easy to find. It is surprising how comfortable a hard bunk can be after you come down off a mountain.
Richard Proenneke Wonder Man Sayings By Richard Proenneke: Needs? I guess that is what bothers so many folks. They keep expanding their needs
There is a poverty of the average human's life, who is unnoticed by the world. It is the poverty of the commonplace. There is nothing heroic about it; it is the poverty of the common lot, devoid of ecstasy. Jesus was poor in this way. He was no model figure for humanists, no great artist or statesman, no diffident genius. He was a frighteningly simple man, whose only talent was to do good. The one great passion in his life was "the Father." Yet it was precisely in this way that he demonstrated "the wonder of empty hands" (Bernanos), the great potential of the person on the street, whose radical dependence on God is no different from anyone else's. He has no talent but that of his own heart, no contribution to make except self-abandonment, no consolation save God alone.Johann Baptist Metz Wonder Man Sayings By Johann Baptist Metz: There is a poverty of the average human's life, who is unnoticed by the world.
All other creatures look down toward the earth, but man was given a face so that might turn his eyes toward the stars and his gaze upon the sky.Ovid Wonder Man Sayings By Ovid: All other creatures look down toward the earth, but man was given a face so
I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?Zhuangzi Wonder Man Sayings By Zhuangzi: I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now
Life is an island. People come out of the sea, cross the island, and return to the sea. But this short life is long and beautiful. In getting to know nature man exalts the wonder and beauty of life.Martiros Saryan Wonder Man Sayings By Martiros Saryan: Life is an island. People come out of the sea, cross the island, and return
She was around two. She and Laura went down in a shipwreck. I heard Henry didn't eat or sleep for days. He searched for them for weeks, but there was never any sign of them. There were no survivors." "How sad," she whispered. He touched her chin and turned her liquid eyes toward him. "Don't cry. It happened a long time ago. I'm sure Henry is over it all by now." "Love like that never dies." He smiled. "Such romanticism. No wonder you read poetry." "Does he ever talk about them?" He released her chin and shook his head. "Clara would be in tears if he did. The servants tell how he raved like a madman when he heard the news. Molly said she'd never heard a grown man cry like that.Colleen Coble Wonder Man Sayings By Colleen Coble: She was around two. She and Laura went down in a shipwreck. I heard Henry
If one steps out on a starry night and observes one's inner state, one asks if one could hate or be overwhelmed by envy or resentment ... Is it not true that no man or woman has ever committed a crime while in a state of wonder?Jacob Needleman Wonder Man Sayings By Jacob Needleman: If one steps out on a starry night and observes one's inner state, one asks
The anguish of death hangs over and leads the human spirit to wonder about the mysteries of existence, man's destiny, life, the world.Edgar Morin Wonder Man Sayings By Edgar Morin: The anguish of death hangs over and leads the human spirit to wonder about the
We may agree, for example, that our societies must provide greater security for the individual; yet if all we succeed in producing is a providing increased anonymity and ever increasing boredom, then we should not wonder if ingenious man turns to such amusements as drugs, housebreaking, vandalism, mayhem, riots, or - at the most harmless - strange haircuts, costumes, standards of cleanliness, and sexual experiments.Robert Ardrey Wonder Man Sayings By Robert Ardrey: We may agree, for example, that our societies must provide greater security for the individual;
It is not for you to say - you Englishmen, who have conquered your freedom so long ago, that you have conveniently forgotten what blood you shed, and what extremities you proceeded to in the conquering - it is not for you to say how far the worst of all exasperations may, or may not, carry the maddened men of an enslaved nation. The iron that has entered into our souls has gone too deep for you to find it. Leave the refugee alone! Laugh at him, distrust him, open your eyes in wonder at the secret self which smolders in him, sometimes under the every-day respectability and tranquility of a man like me - sometimes under the grinding poverty, the fierce squalor, of men less lucky, less pliable, less patient than I am - but judge us not. In the time of your first Charles you might have done us justice - the long luxury of your freedom has made you incapable of doing us justice now.Wilkie Collins Wonder Man Sayings By Wilkie Collins: It is not for you to say - you Englishmen, who have conquered your freedom
I'm going out with these old guys. One guy gave me a hickey and left his teeth in my neck. Another man, we were having a perfectly lovely dinner; he looked up and me and went: You're not my wife! Another guy died during dinner. I had to go in his pocket to get the American Express card. Then you wonder: What would he tip? Another guy said: I want you to meet my family, and took me to the cemetery.Joan Rivers Wonder Man Sayings By Joan Rivers: I'm going out with these old guys. One guy gave me a hickey and left