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What is fascinating about marriage is why anyone wants to get married. ...
by Alain de Botton

What is fascinating about marriage is why anyone wants to get married.
- Alain de Botton

Kant and Hegel are interesting thinkers.
But I am happy to insist that they are also terrible writers.
- Alain de Botton

It's clear to me that there is no good reason for many
philosophy books to sound as complicated as they do.
- Alain de Botton

We may seek a fortune for no greater reason than to
secure the respect and attention of people who would
otherwise look straight through us.
- Alain de Botton

 

Booksellers are the most valuable destination for the lonely,
given the numbers of books that were written because
authors couldn't find anyone to talk to.
- Alain de Botton

Status anxiety definitely exists at a political level.
Many Iraqis were annoyed with the US essentially for reasons of status:
for not showing them respect,
for humiliating them.
- Alain de Botton

I'm also interested in the modern suggestion that you
can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage -
which no previous society has ever believed.
- Alain de Botton

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I was uncomfortable writing fiction.
My love was the personal essay, rather than the novel.
- Alain de Botton

I passionately believe that's it's not just what you say that counts,
it's also how you say it - that the success of your
argument critically depends on your manner of presenting it.
- Alain de Botton

In Britain, because I live here, I can also run into
problems of envy and competition.
But all this is just in a day's work for a writer.
You can't put stuff out there without someone calling you a complete fool.
Oh, well.
- Alain de Botton

I am conscious of trying to stretch the boundaries of non-fiction writing.
It's always surprised me how little attention many
non-fiction writers pay to the formal aspects of their work.
- Alain de Botton

Pick up any newspaper or magazine, open the TV,
and you'll be bombarded with suggestions of how to have a successful life.
Some of these suggestions are deeply unhelpful to our
own projects and priorities -
and we should take care.
- Alain de Botton

The Arab-Israeli conflict is also in many ways a conflict about status:
it's a war between two peoples who feel deeply humiliated by the other,
who want the other to respect them.
Battles over status can be even more intractable than
those over land or water or oil.
- Alain de Botton

We are certainly influenced by role models,
and if we are surrounded by images of beautiful rich people,
we will start to think that to be beautiful and rich is very important -
just as in the Middle Ages,
people were surrounded by images of religious piety.
- Alain de Botton

Join the army. Visit strange and exotic places.
Meet fascinating people. And kill them.
- Anonymous

I never make a trip to the United States without visiting a supermarket.
To me they are more fascinating than any fashion salon.
- Wallis Simpson

I find the family the most mysterious and fascinating
institution in the world.
- Amos Oz

I was blown away by being able to color.
Then I started to draw...
bringing a blank white canvas to life was fascinating.
- James De La Vega

I think that anybody's craft is fascinating.
A taxi driver talking about taxi driving is going to be very,
very interesting.
- James Lipton

Well, I think storytellers have always found murder a fascinating device.
- Donna Tartt

The contradictions are what make human behavior so
maddening and yet so fascinating,
all at the same time.
- Joan D. Vinge

President Kennedy was a voracious reader and was forever
coming up with fascinating bits of information.
- Pierre Salinger

I did what most writers do when something happens that's overwhelming,
fascinating, moving, all of that.
I didn't know what else to do about it except write about it.
- Patti Davis

I wrote a script.
I actually enjoyed writing it more than acting.
It's about the Irish rebellion of 1920,
which is a fascinating period and place for me.
- Tom Berenger

The busier you are, the more interesting you are.
The more you're off doing your thing and loving your job and your life,
that's fascinating.
- Claudia Christian

Arthur Young's Reflexive Universe - fascinating but
too schematic to fit into my scheme.
The most I could hope for was a sense of the vocabulary
and some possible images.
- James Merrill

Only the really plain people know about love -
the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an
impression that they soon exhaust their talents.
- Katharine Hepburn

I find myself a fascinating subject.
- Juliana Hatfield

Well, what is acting but the study of human behavior?
And that's so fascinating to me.
- Amy Smart

None who have always been free can understand the terrible
fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
- Pearl S. Buck

Take ice.
Ice is fascinating to me.
Ice is the one thing in our world that went from an
agricultural product to being manufactured.
- Alton Brown

What becomes fascinating is the way the culture industry
doesn't deny it and doesn't try to mitigate it,
but tries to sell its products as a way of liberating oneself.
- Thomas Frank

I always say that bad women are fewer than men,
but when you get one, they're fascinating because they're so rotten.
- Ann Rule

I think that's what makes life interesting -
the evolution of getting older,
and it's kinda fascinating to me, the whole process.
- Alexis Bledel

When I began writing that I was able and did travel
and met some fascinating people and also uncovered some history,
which has not been discovered before.
- Arthur Hailey

Satire is fascinating stuff.
It's deadly serious, and when politics begin to break down,
there is a drift towards satire, because it's the only
thing that makes any sense.
- Ben Nicholson

Spock's cool, analytical nature feels more fascinating
and topical than ever now that we've put a sort of
Vulcan in the White House.
- Steve Daly

Some of the stuff about Yogi energy is really fascinating.
- Kathy Acker

Contemporary Britain seems an endlessly fascinating place to me -
but if I knew a little bit more about other places,
and other times, maybe it wouldn't.
- Jonathan Coe

Usefulness!
It is not a fascinating word, and the quality is not
one of which the aspiring spirit can dream o' nights,
yet on the stage it is the first thing to aim at.
- Ellen Terry

My own interest developed because I thought it was
a fascinating subject and something I wanted to pursue.
- Jack Kilby

They are the most fascinating, intelligent,
resourceful, adaptable animals I have ever seen.
Grizzlies are a real symbol of true wildness.
- Jim Cole

I love being with my children.
They're fascinating people.
- Amy Grant

This digital world is completely fascinating to me.
- Graham Nash

I think genetic research is a fascinating and fertile area.
- Katherine Dunn

That's my ambition: that you look at the pictures and realize what complex,
fascinating, interesting people every single one of my subjects is.
- Jock Sturges

A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages,
looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating
stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning.
- Laura Bush

Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art.
Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
- Andy Warhol

Good men who exercise power are really the most fascinating of all people.
- John Keegan

The story of Jesus is very fascinating.
It still has such a tremendous power,
even after 2,000 years!
We don't really know if he existed as a historical figure.
- Bjorn Ulvaeus

For someone who's had the level of success I've had,
there's been very little critical review of my work,
which is pretty fascinating.
- Billy Corgan

Genghis Khan was a fascinating man and way ahead of his time.
- Ian Botham

The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it's so accidental.
It's so much like life.
- Arthur Miller

For me that's what's fascinating about the internet,
that aggregate thing.
- Colin Greenwood

And Garrison Keillor I think is a fascinating guy and really entertaining.
- Woody Harrelson

Evolution is fascinating to watch.
To me it is the most interesting when one can observe
the evolution of a single man.
- Shana Alexander

I questioned everything.
I didn't see a character developed in Platoon at all.
The character in Blue Velvet was much more fascinating to me.
- Kyle MacLachlan

The world is vast, beautiful, and fascinating,
even awe-inspiring - but impersonal.
It demands nothing of me, and allows me to demand nothing of it.
- Herbert Simon

I find myself fascinating.
- Milan Kundera

New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests
undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal.
Everybody is looking at everybody else a foolish crowd walking on mirrors.
- Wallace Stevens

It's a fascinating area for me, UFOs have occupied
a great part of my life since I was very young.
- Dwight Schultz

It's a tough case and the first time Reacher needs
to recruit somebody to help him out.
He uses a woman he knew in the army she's a fascinating character.
- Lee Child

Going after the unknown is always fascinating,
I think.
It becomes part of your life, this desire to know.
- Mark Oliphant

To me, nothing is more fascinating or theatrical than real life.
These people are in dire situations,
where something extreme has happened in their lives.
- Debra Messing

It's fascinating for us women to begin looking at our
lives in five-year plans.
It really does help you keep on track.
If that's too hard, start with a two-year plan.
- Marlo Thomas

You know, acting is very fascinating.
But being an actress is not, because you become so
concentrated on yourself.
- Beatrice Wood

It sounds extraordinary but it's a fact that balance
sheets can make fascinating reading.
- Mary Archer

Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty,
our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
- Karl Von Clausewitz

Supreme Court arguments and decisions are fascinating
to a few of us and really pretty boring to most.
- Dan Abrams

The idea of the extraordinary happening in the context
of the ordinary is what's fascinating to me.
- Chris Van Allsburg

I find the subject of childhood fascinating.
I explored this subject in Speak to me of love and
I am curious about portraying the often painful transition into the adult world.
- Sophie Marceau


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