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Preoccupation Quotes

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It was less a literary thing than a linguistic,
philosophical preoccupation...
discovering how far you can go with language to create immediate,
elementary experience.
- Robert Morgan

A remarkable feature of the humanitarian movement,
on both its sentimental and utilitarian sides,
has been its preoccupation with the lot of the masses.
- Irving Babbitt

That is my major preoccupation, memory,
the kingdom of memory.
I want to protect and enrich that kingdom,
glorify that kingdom and serve it.
- Elie Wiesel

To wait for hours to buy a train ticket or to see a
doctor is accepted as a normal way of doing things.
Privacy is not a great preoccupation,
and this is a very crowded country.
- Nancy Travis

 

Maybe the preoccupation with technological progress
has overshadowed our concern with human progress.
- Wynton Marsalis

It is preoccupation with possessions,
more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
- Bertrand Russell

I've discovered I've got this preoccupation with ordinary
people pursued by large forces.
- Steven Spielberg

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Our passionate preoccupation with the sky,
the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse.
We are drawn back to where we came from.
- Eric Hoffer

It had always been a British preoccupation to hold this mile record.
- Roger Bannister

Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures,
but only a small test of great ones.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists...
in the loved one, perfection.
- Sidney Poitier

But because we live in an age of science,
we have a preoccupation with corroborating our myths.
- Michael Shermer

There's a preoccupation with memory and the operation
of memory and a rather rapacious interest in history.
- Penelope Lively

What is the thread of western civilization that distinguished
its course in history? It has to do with the preoccupation
of western man with his outward command and his sense of superiority.
- Arthur Erickson

At the point when continuity was interrupted by the first nuclear explosion,
it would have been too easy to recover the formal sediment
which linked us with an age of poetic decorum,
of a preoccupation with poetic sounds.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

War on terrorism defines the central preoccupation
of the United States in the world today,
and it does reflect in my view a rather narrow and
extremist vision of foreign policy of the world's first superpower,
of a great democracy, with genuinely idealistic traditions.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

Idle people are often bored and bored people,
unless they sleep a lot, are cruel.
It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great
preoccupations in our time.
- Renata Adler

The passionate controversies of one era are viewed
as sterile preoccupations by another,
for knowledge alters what we seek as well as what we find.
- Freda Adler

Europe has to address people's needs directly and reflect their priorities,
not our own preoccupations.
- Peter Mandelson

The holiday season promotes
a heightened sense of community.
It draws our chins up and
helps us look above and over
the limiting fence of our own events,
activities and preoccupations.
The opportunity for a heroic gesture
can tap you quietly on the shoulder
in the midst of a holiday bustle.
If you are attentive,
you will notice the gentle touch
and will be able to respond. Remember...
There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It's interesting to play a role where you don't really
have to preoccupy yourself with any need to convince
yourself that you're not acting.
- Michael C. Hall

The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions.
- Susan Sontag

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

I don't want to be interesting.
I want to be good.
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Trust that little voice in your head that says 'Wouldn't
it be interesting if...';
And then do it.
- Duane Michals

In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are
the two most interesting food towns.
In New Orleans, they don't have a bad deli.
There's no mediocrity accepted.
- Mario Batali

The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets,
but no one but me cleans the kitty litter.
- Meryl Streep

What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations
disaster that is the Net,
in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good.
- Meg Whitman

It is an interesting question how far men
would retain their relative rank
if they were divested of their clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving.
I hope mine is interesting and self-serving.
- William J. Clinton

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

Age is not a particularly interesting subject.
Anyone can get old.
All you have to do is live long enough.
- Don Marquis

Success is never so interesting as struggle
- Willa Cather

Interesting.
You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

Decorate your home.
It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.
- Charles M. Schulz

The question of whether a computer can think is no
more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting
and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants
to get to work and deal with them.
- Paul Hawken

The business is a very tricky obstacle course,
and you should be very clear about work begetting work.
If you're not working, you're not interesting.
- Elisabeth Rohm

The most interesting thing was looking out the window
and taking photographs of different places on Earth.
- Leroy Chiao

I was trying to do the same thing that I always do
which is make an interesting record.
- Elliott Smith

I was in school studying civil engineering.
A guy approached me on the street and said that I had
a interesting look-very exotic.
He told me I should try to be in the industry.
- Thuy Trang

Politics is very interesting and always leads to conflict.
- Ridley Scott

My friends are Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen,
and we're singing about mortality, getting older.
It's an interesting time.
- Sting

It's an interesting line that I walk.
The AIDS crisis has done a lot for my songs and made them proliferate,
and my songs have contributed a lot to that cause as well.
- David Friedman

Altman works in such an interesting way,
letting things occur in the film even if he didn't particularly plan them.
- Julie Christie

There are no limits to what I would do to make my classes exciting,
interesting, unpredictable.
- Philip Zimbardo

I like to think that I have no single view nor any
single situation that I think things arrive from.
I try to give examples of what I think are interesting questions for me.
- Robert Sheckley

Now I am an old hag, I get to play much more interesting characters.
- Joan Greenwood

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

Airplanes are interesting toys, but of no military value.
- Ferdinand Foch

It's interesting as one grows older to keep in touch with the cutting edge.
- Faye Dunaway

Well Microsoft really does develop some really interesting technology.
- Miguel de Icaza

I pay a lot of attention to how things are done and
the whole activity of building something is interesting.
- Donald Judd

It's always an interesting sort of adventures that
gets someone into a movie.
- Peter Berg

A revolution is interesting insofar as it avoids like
the plague the plague it promised to heal.
- Daniel Berrigan

Human nature is so well disposed towards those who
are in interesting situations,
that a young person, who either marries or dies,
is sure of being kindly spoken of.
- Jane Austen

History is more interesting than politics.
- Lennart Meri

If you are ignorant, you certainly can get into some interesting arguments.
- Herbert Prochnow

The whole Disney thing is really interesting,
in a way, how that's so permeated life and the world and the planet.
- William Wiley

If we can make some kind of adjustments,
maybe in the game, to make it interesting and slow down the surfaces,
then it will be more fun and more interesting.
- Jana Novotna

I find America falling in love with a TV show flattering and interesting,
but at the same time a little sad.
- David Schwimmer

Architecture theory is very interesting.
- David Byrne

What is interesting in this is the exchange of music
that occurred between New Orleans and Cuba,
I mean, they had ferries that would go from one port to another.
- Ruben Blades

We try some really interesting things besides being outright commercial.
- Bruce Johnston

We thought about it, what we want to tell,
and I didn't want to move it directly into the Nazi times.
I thought it's much more interesting to see how BloodRayne became BloodRayne.
- Uwe Boll

Because there is actually something very interesting in Goodfellas,
how the style of the film changes as time goes by and
based on the mental state of the protagonist.
- Alex Cox

It's often wrong to write for specific actors because
one ends up using what is least interesting about them,
their mannerisms and habits.
I prefer not to write for specific people.
- Claude Chabrol

I read less of everything now.
With only fond memories of others' work,
it will be interesting to give my own journal writing a try now.
- Jonathan Carroll

Hollywood movies are run on fear and they don't want to make bold choices.
They, generally, speaking want to keep things status quo.
That's not really interesting for me.
- Kyra Sedgwick

It was very interesting, and we went to Germany and
we toured Germany like we were a German band in 1985.
- Ruben Blades

Death is an absolute mystery.
We are all vulnerable to it, it's what makes life interesting and suspenseful.
- Jeanne Moreau


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