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The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery,
a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a
spring of capital truths,
and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
- Paul Valery

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As I write at the end, if we step back and face the enormity of the torrent,
then we have taken the first step to imagining what
we might want to do about it.
- Todd Gitlin

Navigation is power of a limited sort -
it enables us to manage the immensity of the media torrent.
- Todd Gitlin

Now begins a torrent of words and a trickling of sense.
- Theocritus

 

The manufacture of desire isn't at the heart -
if it isn't absurd to speak of a heart -
of the media torrent.
Chronic dissatisfaction is at the heart of the matter.
- Todd Gitlin

When a torrent sweeps a man against a boulder,
you must expect him to scream, and you need not be
surprised if the scream is sometimes a theory.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

In order to master the unruly torrent of life the learned man meditates,
the poet quivers, and the political hero erects the fortress of his will.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

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Napoleon is a torrent which as yet we are unable to stem.
Moscow will be the sponge that will suck him dry.
- Mikhail Kutuzov

Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds,
which I should first break through, and pour a torrent
of light into our dark world.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

The law changes and flows like water,
and the stream of women's rights law has become a sudden rushing torrent.
- Shana Alexander

At the close of the day when the hamlet is still,
and mortals the sweets of forgetfulness prove,
when naught but the torrent is heard on the hill,
and naught but the nightingale's song in the grove.
- James Beattie

All conservatism is based upon the idea that if you
leave things alone you leave them as they are.
But you do not.
If you leave a thing alone you leave it to a torrent of change.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The torrent of centuries rolling over the human race,
has continually brought new perfections,
the cause of which, ever active though unseen,
is found in the demands made by our senses,
which always in their turns demand to be occupied.
- Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The material came bubbling up inside like a geyser or an oil gusher.
It streamed up of its own accord, down my arm and out
of my fountain pen in a torrent of six thousand words a day.
- C. S. Forester

You learn more discipline in the theatre than you do in movies or TV.
You're on stage every night and you have to sustain
your energy level tor several hours.
- Blythe Danner

Justice is an unassailable fortress,
built on the brow of a mountain which cannot be overthrown
by the violence of torrents,
nor demolished by the force of armies.
- Joseph Addison

Joe Torre would tell you to make sure you can hit the
ball on the outside part of the plate.
- Dale Murphy

When we lost, I couldn't sleep at night.
When we win, I can't sleep at night.
But, when you win, you wake up feeling better.
- Joe Torre

It's something you hope doesn't happen.
When you sign on to do a job, you hope you'll be able to get it done.
But that's not always in your control.
- Joe Torre

If you lived in a provincial town like Torre Annunziata,
where there was nothing to do in the evening but go
to the movies with your friends,
the cinema was a world of fantasy.
I had always been in love with it.
- Dino De Laurentiis

It's huge.
You win the first game of the series,
you want to win the series.
- Joe Torre

I'm not fighting any causes.
I'm black, everybody can see that, but I am a storyteller for the masses.
- Jackie Torrence

Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where
they want when they want.
They have the kind of mobility many people envy.
- Roger Tory Peterson

Birds are indicators of the environment.
If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble.
- Roger Tory Peterson

Not all is doom and gloom.
We are beginning to understand the natural world and
are gaining a reverence for life -
all life.
- Roger Tory Peterson

Disloyalty is the secret weapon of the Tory Party.
- Julian Critchley

No one was either Tory or Whig; it was either dependence or independence.
- Caesar Rodney

No attempt at ethical or social seduction can eradicate
from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party.
So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.
- Aneurin Bevan

I can recognize the calls of practically every bird in North America.
There are some in Africa I don't know,
though.
- Roger Tory Peterson

I.
cannot stoop to reply to the folly and the slander
of every poor Tory partisan who assails me,
and I should not have noticed you but for the fact
that you are a member of the House of Commons.
- John Bright

No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction,
can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party.
So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.
- Aneurin Bevan

I consider myself to have been the bridge between the
shotgun and the binoculars in bird watching.
Before I came along, the primary way to observe birds
was to shoot them and stuff them.
- Roger Tory Peterson

There's something fundamentally wrong with a system
where there's been 17 years of a Tory Government and
the people of Scotland have voted Socialist for 17 years.
That hardly seems democratic.
- Sean Connery

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget,"
is only another way of saying, I will not forgive.
Forgiveness ought to be like a canceled note -
torn in two, and burned up,
so that it never can be shown against one.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve
the world and a desire to enjoy the world.
This makes it hard to plan the day.
- E. B. White

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
- Irvin S. Cobb

To have been torn from the study would have been as death;
my time was entirely occupied with art.
- John James Audubon

The success of Torn was a bit too much for me.
I took a year off and was still scared to start the second album.
- Natalie Imbruglia

I don't write about certain arguments I have with my wife.
I'd get my head torn off if wrote about certain things.
- Harvey Pekar

American culture is torn between our long romance with
violence and our terror of the devastation wrought
by war and crime and environmental havoc.
- Katherine Dunn

The sun as the expression of old world energy is torn
down from the heavens by modern man,
who by virtue of his technological superiority creates his own energy source.
- El Lissitzky

When one by one our ties are torn, and friend from
friend is snatched forlorn;
when man is left alone to mourn,
oh!
then how sweet it is to die!
- Anna Letitia Barbauld

The misery in war-torn Afghanistan is reminiscent of
images from the Thirty Years' War.
- Jurgen Habermas

Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down within incredible swiftness.
- Faith Baldwin

With Hitchcock I had little relationship.
I was called to replace Bernard Herrmann,
his favorite composer, in Torn Curtain,
after the bitter fight between them.
- Maurice Jarre

I hear about stars being torn to pieces by fans.
It never happened to me and I never saw it happen to anyone else.
- Alan Ladd

Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion.
Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.
- Anthony Burgess

Marxists are people whose insides are torn up day after
day because they want to rule the world and no one
will even publish their letter to the editor.
- Mark Helprin

If we don't take effective measures now,
the Netherlands could be torn between two extreme rights.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Rag paper, containing hemp fiber, is the highest quality
and longest lasting paper ever made.
It can be torn when wet, but returns to its full strength when dry.
- Jack Herer

A torn rotator cuff is a cancer for a pitcher and if
a pitcher gets a badly torn one,
he has to face the facts, it's all over baby.
- Don Drysdale

The hardened mass of liquid stones had much stronger
qualities than those which had simply torn.
The skin remained a recognisable part of the molten stone.
- Andy Goldsworthy

I see Canada as a country torn between a very northern,
rather extraordinary, mystical spirit which it fears
and its desire to present itself to the world as a Scotch banker.
- Robertson Davies

A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I've got two old Volvos, two old Subarus,
and an old Ford Ranger.
If you've got an old car, you've gotta have at least several old cars,
'cause one's always gonna be in the garage.
- Rip Torn

Adversity is like a strong wind.
It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn,
so that we see ourselves as we really are.
- Arthur Golden

An American, a Negro...
two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings;
two warring ideals in one dark body,
whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book,
but translated into a better language.
- John Donne

Yeah, for some reason parrots have to bite me.
That's their job.
I don't know why that is.
They've nearly torn my nose off.
I've had some really bad parrot bites.
- Steve Irwin

However confused the scene of our life appears,
however torn we may be who now do face that scene,
it can be faced, and we can go on to be whole.
- Muriel Rukeyser

If I could just get a piece of lemon,
it'd be great.
- Rip Torn

You're torn between wanting to fill in all the spaces
and knowing that's really going to screw up the screenplay.
And yet, how are you going to communicate it to people
who really don't understand the process?
- Robert Towne

Let the other guys do the crybaby stuff.
Go for the laughs.
- Rip Torn

I had a very bad torn groin, my abdomen right through my legs.
I was finding it really hard to get in the ring and
run around and function at a decent rate.
Then they had the idea that it might be better to do a retirement thing.
- Owen Hart

I used to be friends with Miles Davis.
He didn't like many folks.
I lived across the street from him.
- Rip Torn

I honor religion except when it gets into shedding blood.
- Rip Torn

I think most actors are shy.
I really do.
The greatest actors can disappear.
I had friends call me the Blend-In Man.
- Rip Torn

One ever feels his twoness - an American,
a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings;
two warring ideals in one dark body,
whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

These sites have torn down the geographical divide
that once prevented long distance social relationships from forming,
allowing instant communication and connections to take
place and a virtual second life to take hold for its users.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

The soldiers did go away and their towns were torn down;
and in the Moon of Falling Leaves (November),
they made a treaty with Red Cloud that said our country
would be ours as long as grass should grow and water flow.
- Black Elk


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