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Terms like that, "Humane Society," are ...
by Barbara Kingsolver

Terms like that, "Humane Society," are devised with people like me in mind,
who don't care to dwell on what happens to the innocent.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Wars and elections are both too big and too small to matter in the long run.
The daily work - that goes on, it adds up.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Pain reaches the heart with electrical speed,
but truth moves to the heart as slowly as a glacier.
- Barbara Kingsolver

 

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for.
And the most you can do is live inside that hope.
- Barbara Kingsolver

It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Few people know so clearly what they want.
Most people can't even think what to hope for when
they throw a penny in a fountain.
- Barbara Kingsolver

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We're animals.
We're born like every other mammal and we live our
whole lives around disguised animal thoughts.
- Barbara Kingsolver

It kills you to see them grow up.
But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.
- Barbara Kingsolver

The truth needs so little rehearsal.
- Barbara Kingsolver

What keeps you going isn't some fine destination but just the road you're on,
and the fact that you know how to drive.
- Barbara Kingsolver

What you lose in blindness is the space around you,
the place where you are, and without that you might not exist.
You could be nowhere at all.
- Barbara Kingsolver

I'm of a fearsome mind to throw my arms around every
living librarian who crosses my path,
on behalf of the souls they never knew they saved.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth,
but not its twin.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Libraries are the one American institution you shouldn't rip off.
- Barbara Kingsolver

People's dreams are made out of what they do all day.
The same way a dog that runs after rabbits will dream of rabbits.
It's what you do that makes your soul,
not the other way around.
- Barbara Kingsolver

The important thing isn't the house.
It's the ability to make it.
You carry that in your brains and in your hands,
wherever you go...
It's one thing to carry your life wherever you go.
Another thing to always go looking for it somewhere else.
- Barbara Kingsolver

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho

The Divine Plan is one of Freedom.
The inherent nature of man is ever seeking
to express itself in terms of freedom,
because freedom is the birthright of every living soul.
- Ernest Holmes

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose.
- George Will

In terms of fitness and battling through cancer,
exercise helps you stay strong physically and mentally.
- Grete Waitz

Thirty was so strange for me.
I've really had to come to terms with the fact that
I am now a walking and talking adult.
- C. S. Lewis

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things.
In physical terms, I move through them;
yet in metaphysical ones,
they seem to move through me.
- John Fowles

In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but
the parents have to do the steering.
- Benjamin Spock

Just in terms of allocation of time resources,
religion is not very efficient.
There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.
- Bill Gates

I must admit that I personally measure success
in terms of the contributions
an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
- Margaret Mead

For centuries, theologians have been explaining
the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
- H. L. Mencken

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly
terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
- Samuel Butler

"Think simple" as my old master used to say -
meaning reduce the whole of its parts
into the simplest terms,
getting back to first principles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

There's a flipside to this; if you as an individual
have the right to live on your own terms,
you must have the right to both succeed and fail on them.
- Daniel Keys Moran

Every man judges his own happiness and satisfaction
with life in terms of his possession or lack of possession
of those things that he considers worthwhile and valuable.
- Meir Kahane

Many attempts have been made by writers on art and
poetry to define beauty in the abstract,
to express it in the most general terms,
to find some universal formula for it.
- Walter Pater

I've been lucky enough to have had the luxury of being
able to make the picture I've wanted to make each time
on my own terms and without compromise.
- Dario Argento

In simple terms, we are aligning our business today
with the way we believe future systems are going to be designed,
acquired and maintained.
- Phil Condit

The ABC of our profession is to avoid these large abstract
terms in order to try to discover behind them the only concrete realities,
which are human beings.
- Marc Bloch

Immortality is really desirable, I guess.
In terms of images, anyway.
- Damien Hirst

Researchers have found very little difference between
men and women in terms of the amount of time spent gossiping.
- Kate Fox

The first year or so on The Daily Show is pretty intense in terms of travel.
You're going to the worst places in the country,
talking to the craziest people in the world.
- Rob Corddry

Maybe our telling of the story wasn't as clear as it should have been,
but I don't think that's true.
In terms of understanding the story,
it comes across.
- Joel Coen

Victims suggest innocence.
And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms,
suggests guilt.
- Susan Sontag

Wilson thought in terms of the whole world;
Harding was for America first.
And, finally, whereas Wilson wanted America to exert itself nobly,
Harding wanted to give it a rest.
- Frederick Lewis Allen

The U.S.
and Israel probably lead the way in terms of venture
investment in technologies companies focused on the security paradigm.
That is quite encouraging.
- John W. Thompson

Well, it's an adventure story, and a Bildungsroman,
of course, but there was also the intention to describe
a culture that had been seen in rather narrow terms.
- John M. Ford

Our championship committee pledged to review entry
conditions and to assess how women golfers might compete
on equal terms with men for a place in the Open.
- Peter Dawson

Comic art is just different.
It's art on its own terms.
- Joe Simon

I was surrounded by nature and trying to come to terms
with this blissful nature versus the inhumane mentality of war.
People were being deluded by someone using the word peace.
- Thurston Moore

Some people in LA are addicted.
They have to be here.
My personal life is stronger than my professional life,
in terms of priorities.
- Debi Mazar

Teach a parrot the terms 'supply and demand' and you've got an economist.
- Thomas Carlyle

The 22nd Amendment should probably be modified to say
two consecutive terms instead of two terms for a lifetime.
- William J. Clinton

To talk about planning an economic system is to talk in old terms,
and I find myself sometimes having to teach Westers
about what the market really means.
- Vaclav Klaus

One of the elements in the film that really fascinated
me was not to look at the world in bi-polar terms of
us vs them or east vs west,
which was a by-product of the Cold War.
- Kathryn Bigelow

Coming to terms with the fear of death is conducive to healing,
positive personality transformation,
and consciousness evolution.
- Stanislav Grof

So I think what you see in this show is it's really not a just world at all,
but you get what you give.
So in terms of world view, I would say that's where the differences lie.
- Andre Braugher

The landlords are not agriculturists;
that is an abuse of terms which has been too long tolerated.
- Richard Cobden

The Mozilla project is big in terms of lines of code and complexity.
- Mitchell Baker

To write a book about improvisation is partly a contradiction in terms.
Improvisation is spontaneous.
It's in the moment.
- Sally Schneider

You go to Scandinavia, and you will find that people
have a much higher standard of living,
in terms of education, health care and decent paying jobs.
- Bernie Sanders

The dualism itself becomes a sort of presupposition or datum;
its terms condition the further problem.
- James M. Baldwin

The Catholic Church has never really come to terms with women.
What I object to is being treated either as Madonnas or Mary Magdalenes.
- Shirley Williams

A poem generated by its own laws may be unrealized
and bad in terms of so-called objective principles of taste,
judgement, deduction.
- A. R. Ammons

In terms of my own film experience, I'm definitely
used to morose and very heavy,
heavy dramas.
- Mia Kirshner

Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms
with others than being ill at ease with yourself.
- Honore de Balzac

We haven't been able yet to determine in terms of genes
what makes a human being a human and not another mammal.
- Walter Gilbert

It seems to me that good novels celebrate the mystery in ordinary life,
and summing it all up in psychological terms strips the mystery away.
- Anne Tyler

People aren't used to thinking of cultural forms spreading
out across the full range of formal interactions -
or what is called the "text" in literary terms.
- Tony Conrad

My earnest hope is that what we started in terms of
building partnerships with communities across America will continue,
that we will continue our efforts to reduce crime and violence.
- Janet Reno

Naturally our Government would not consent to such terms,
and so the war had to proceed.
- Christiaan Rudolf de Wet

There's been a big void out there, in terms of where
I've been and what I am currently working on,
I'd like to fill that void now and share my exciting plans for the future.
- Priscilla Presley


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