I think the reason we sometimes have the false sense that God is so far away is because that is where we have put him. We have kept him at a distance, and then when we are in need and call on him in prayer, we wonder where he is. He is exactly where we left him.
Love is a command, not just a feeling. Somehow, in the romantic world of music and theater we have made love to be what it is not. We have so mixed it with beauty and charm and sensuality and contact that we have robbed it of its higher call of cherishing and nurturing.
- I Miss You
I thought that things like this get better with time, but I still need you. Why is that? You're the only image in my mind, so I still see you around. I miss you, like everyday. Wanna be with you, but you're away. I said I miss you. Missing you insane. But if I got with you, could it feel the same?
Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings. Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only a few of the problems that disappear from public view when the human beings contending with them are relegated to cages.
Fish indicates that some academic disciplines such as law and economics are particularly effective in driving social, political, and legal change. To hold literary studies to this same standard would require the painstaking palpation of sophisticated abstract concepts in order to connect to a wider audience.
- Jeremy Corbyn
As we speak, the poorest of the poor countries in the world are getting poorer. There is more unemployment, poverty, homelessness and hunger. Resources are being transferred rapidly from the poor to the rich. Most conflicts stem from poverty and from arguments about resources and power.
- Bernie Sanders
We have to talk about democratic socialism as an alternative to unfettered capitalism, where the rich get richer and almost everybody else is getting poorer. I think that's a message that young people are receptive to, and I think it's a message that working people are receptive to.
Many think of Morse code as an outmoded method of communication, but it really isn't. Morse code continues to be useful, particularly for the ham radio community, but also for individuals who like to be able to communicate in simple tones, desk tapping, or even eye blinks.
- Midnight Sun - Edward
I didn't know how to do this. How to court her as a normal, human, modern man in the year two thousand and five. As a human, I'd only learned the customs of my time. Thanks to my strange gift, I knew quite well how people thought now, what they did, how they acted, but when I tried to act casual and modern it seemed all wrong. Probably because I wasn't normal or modern or human. And it wasn't as if I'd learned anything usable from my family.
- Midnight Sun - Edward
Why did her scent have to be so much stronger than anything else? And not just her scent-whatever it was about her that marked her for disaster. She'd been in Forks for mere weeks and already she'd twice come within inches of a violent end. For all I knew, right as this very moment she could have wandered into the path of another death sentence. What would it be this time? A meteorite smashing through her roof and crushing her in her bed?
- Unwise Love (Excerpt from A Wise Man's Fear)
So yes. It had flaws, but what does that matter when it comes to matters of the heart? We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways, unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.
- The Power of Words (Excerpt from The Name of The Wind)
It is a word. Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts. There are seven words that will make a person love you. There are ten words that will break a strong man's will. But a word is nothing but a painting of a fire. A name is the fire itself.
- How old are you?
I was going through quotes and there's so much variety in them, and I got to wondering, what is the average age of people on this website? I just turned 20, and I'm in college, and I go on this site to practice typing, pass time, or to just have something to do with my hands when I'm bored. How old is everyone on here, and why do you like to type?
There is no moral justification for justice when it means revenge. The concept of karma appeals to the human desire to see others suffer for what they have done wrong. This does not make it permissible to hurt a person, regardless of what that person has done to deserve it.
- Every day is the same lately.
You need to make a change. It doesn't matter in what way. I'm not saying you should start doing things without thinking, but you should start doing things without a reason. Wear a red clip-on necktie on Tuesdays. Start referring to yourself as a "son of a gun." Sing in the elevator. It doesn't matter. You need to break the monotony.
- Please, Michael
Look her in the eye, and ask the question. She will answer honestly, but as usual, you'll assume she's being sarcastic. Please listen to me: she is not being sarcastic. She is being truthful and straightforward. It is time for you to realize she doesn't love you and move on.
Mr. Burns, The Simpsons
- Mother Nature needs a favor?
Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favor? Well, maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys. Nature started the fight for survival, and now she wants to quit because she's losing? Well, I say "hard cheese!"
- Two Plus Two (excerpt from 1984)
Perhaps the needle was at eighty-ninety. Winston could only intermittently remember why the pain was happening. Behind his screwed-up eyelids a forest of fingers seemed to be moving in a sort of dance, weaving in and out, disappearing behind one another and reappearing again. He was trying to count them, he could not remember why. He knew only that it was impossible to count them, and that this was somehow due to the mysterious identity between five and four.
Green Lantern (Injustice 2)
To pass, I need to re-embrace my fear. But fear's an addiction. Once I've picked up that bottle, it's gonna be awfully hard putting it back down again. I just hope I have the will to see it through.