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Peculiar Quotes

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The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

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Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of
understanding and misunderstanding.
- Diane Arbus

Love is a peculiar thing.
- Georg Buchner

If someone wrote it and it had a peculiar twist,
I've read it.
- Dean Koontz

 

Animals are something invented by plants to move seeds around.
An extremely yang solution to a peculiar problem which they faced.
- Terence McKenna

We Americans are a peculiar people.
We are for the underdog, no matter how much of a dog he is.
- Happy Chandler

Every individual acts and suffers in accordance with his peculiar teleology,
which has all the inevitability of fate,
so long as he does not understand it.
- Alfred Adler

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The press is like the peculiar uncle you keep in the attic -
just one of those unfortunate things.
- G. Gordon Liddy

The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench
down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility
of the writer in all ages of man.
- Nelson Algren

I think there's something peculiar about me that I haven't died.
It doesn't make sense but I refuse to die.
- Judy Garland

That's one of the peculiar things about bad moods -
we often fool ourselves and create misery by telling
ourselves things that simply are not true.
- David D. Burns

The number of flavors is infinite, for every soluble
body has a peculiar flavor,
like none other.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Courage is a peculiar kind of fear.
- Charles Kennedy

Truth is more peculiar than fiction.
Life is really a startling place.
- Mira Nair

The lawyer has not reached the height of his vocation
who does not find therein...
scope for a peculiar but genuine artistic function.
- Frederick Pollock

Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity.
- Remy de Gourmont

Great ambition, the desire of real superiority,
of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man,
and speech is the great instrument of ambition.
- Adam Smith

Originality depends only on the character of the drawing
and the vision peculiar to each artist.
- Georges Seurat

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.
Whether it be true or not, I can say for one
that I have no other so great as that
of being truly esteemed of my fellow men,
by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.
- Abraham Lincoln

To this congress the poet speaks not of peculiar and personal things,
but of what in himself is most common,
most anonymous, most fundamental, most true of all men.
- Richard Wilbur

The relationship between reader and characters is very difficult.
It is even more peculiar than the relationship between
the writer and his characters.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

John Brown's effort was peculiar.
It was not a slave insurrection.
- George Haven Putnam

Detachment produces a peculiar state of mind.
Maybe that's the worst sentence of all,
to be deprived of feeling what a human being ought to be entitled to feel.
- James Dickey

I try to get to those peculiar and particular things
that you never think of to say.
- Carly Simon

Muscles are in a most intimate and peculiar sense the organs of the will.
- G. Stanley Hall

I thought it was something peculiar to me.
I thought I was abnormal.
- Louise Brown

Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness;
its peculiar magnitude permits no shading.
- John Updike

Painting seems like some kind of peculiar miracle that
I need to have again and again.
- Philip Guston

It is peculiar to mankind to transcend mankind.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

For the metropolis presents the peculiar conditions
which are revealed to us as the opportunities and the
stimuli for the development of both these ways of allocating roles to men.
- Georg Simmel

Benevolence alone will not make a teacher,
nor will learning alone do it.
The gift of teaching is a peculiar talent,
and implies a need and a craving in the teacher himself.
- John Jay Chapman

Unlike the majority of the writers of his age,
La Rochefoucauld was an aristocrat; and this fact gives
a peculiar tone to his work.
- Lytton Strachey

I was suffering from a peculiar and persistent sense
that I was being pursued,
and also the conviction that under the political order of the times,
our lives had no meaning.
- Naguib Mahfouz

All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest,
it seems, is an interest in life, good,
bad or peculiar.
- Grace Paley

Don't name it, as they say, because instantly you offer
it to this peculiar authority.
- Robert Creeley

The world is put back by the death of every one who
has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar
gifts to conventionality.
- Florence Nightingale

My lyrics are generated by various peculiar processes.
Very random and similar to automatic writing.
- Brian Eno

C is peculiar in a lot of ways, but it,
like many other successful things, has a certain unity
of approach that stems from development in a small group.
- Dennis Ritchie

Every age develops its own peculiar forms of pathology,
which express in exaggerated form its underlying character structure.
- Christopher Lasch

Ireland is a peculiar society in the sense that it
was a nineteenth century society up to about 1970 and
then it almost bypassed the twentieth century.
- John McGahern

I never for a day gave up listening to the songs of our birds,
or watching their peculiar habits, or delineating them in the best way I could.
- John James Audubon

On some peculiar pigmented cells found in two mosquitoes fed on malarial.
- Ronald Ross

In pure literature, the writers of the eighteenth century achieved,
indeed, many triumphs; but their great,
their peculiar, triumphs were in the domain of thought.
- Lytton Strachey

All sensitive people agree that there is a peculiar
emotion provoked by works of art.
- Clive Bell

My parents were worried about me, certainly when I
became so deeply interested in music and people like the New York Dolls who,
at the time, were very peculiar indeed.
- Steven Morrissey

You don't have to be peculiar to find God.
- Evelyn Underhill

What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation
of the brain which we call 'thought'.
- David Hume

God wants man to fulfill his commands as a human being
and with the quality peculiar to human beings.
- Martin Buber

Haven't you felt a peculiar sort of worry about the
chair in your living room that no one sits in?
- Nicholson Baker

There is a peculiar burning odor in the room,
like explosives.
the kitchen fills with smoke and the hot,
sweet, ashy smell of scorched cookies.
The war has begun.
- Alison Lurie

It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian
elements have found in my writings something to hang
their peculiar beatnik theories on.
- Jack Kerouac

I remember playing football dressed in peculiar costumes
with some friends in France and laughing so hard we couldn't even stand up,
let alone kick the ball.
- Fred Frith

Fidelity - a virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed.
- Ambrose Bierce

Women ought to feel a peculiar sympathy in the colored man's wrong,
for, like him, she has been accused of mental inferiority,
and denied the privileges of a liberal education.
- Angelina Grimke

The city has become a serious menace to our civilization...
It has a peculiar attraction for the immigrant.
- Josiah Strong

It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the
faults of others and to forget his own.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The writer operates at a peculiar crossroads where
time and place and eternity somehow meet.
His problem is to find that location.
- Flannery O'Connor

As the existence of a corps of professors of mathematics is peculiar to our navy,
as well as an apparent, perhaps a real,
anomaly, some account of it may be of interest.
- Simon Newcomb

Gypsy was the name my brother gave a pet turtle he had.
I always thought it was so peculiar.
- Joel Hodgson

I live and love in God's peculiar light.
- Michelangelo

Value is consequently the necessary theoretical starting
point whence we can elucidate the peculiar phenomenon
of prices resulting from capitalist competition.
- Rudolf Hiferding

It is a peculiar art form, but I think it's a necessary art form -
and I do believe it's a noble art form.
- Paul Conrad

As the treaty made with the United States was the first
treaty entered into by your country with other countries,
therefore the President regards Japan with peculiar friendliness.
- Townsend Harris

There is probably no oral society that fails to mark
the spatial distinction of left and right,
peculiar as this distinction may be.
- David Antin

Whatever kind of seed is sown in a field,
prepared in due season, a plant of that same kind,
marked with the peculiar qualities of the seed,
springs up in it.
- Guru Nanak

The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree
marks an arrested development in man's moral nature.
- Thorstein Veblen

It was extremely important to show that Wilde's sexuality
was not just some intellectual idea.
It was real, and it was about the human body.
To just have mentioned it and not shown it would have been,
I think, peculiar and wrong.
- Stephen Fry

The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness,
far from being a rare and curious phenomenon,
peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men,
is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.
- Tom Wolfe

What is the meaning of the togetherness of the perceiving mind,
in that peculiar modification of perceiving which makes
it perceive not a star but a tree,
and the tree itself, is a problem for philosophy.
- Samuel Alexander

At last the best of artisans ordained that that creature
to whom He had been able to give nothing proper to
himself should have joint possession of whatever had
been peculiar to each of the different kinds of being.
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Vegetables, which are the lowest in the scale of living things,
are fed by roots, which, implanted in the native soil,
select by the action of a peculiar mechanism,
different subjects, which serve to increase and to nourish them.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin


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