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That family glaze of common references, jokes, events, calamities-that sense of a family being like a kitchen midden layer upon layer of the things daily life is made of. The edifice that lovers build is by comparison delicate and one-dimensional.

Laurie E. Colwin

That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.

Doris Lessing

That is what marriage really means: helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life.

Paul Tournier

That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.

Emily Dickinson

That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

That life is worth living is the most necessary of assumptions, and, were it not assumed, the most impossible of conclusions.

George Santayana

That man can destroy life is just as miraculous a feat as that he can create it, for life is the miracle, the inexplicable. In the act of destruction, man sets himself above life he transcends himself as a creature. Thus, the ultimate choice for a man, inasmuch as he is driven to transcend himself, is to create or to destroy, to love or to hate.

Erich Fromm

That was and still is the great disaster of my life-that lovely, lovely little boy.

Dwight D Eisenhower

That young girl is one of the least benightedly unintelligent organic life forms it has been my profound lack of pleasure not to be able to avoid meeting.

Marvin, _Life, the Universe, and Everything_ by Douglas Adams

That's what learning is. You suddenly understand something you understood all your life, but in a new way.

Doris Lessing

The ablest men in all walks of modern life are men of faith. Most of them have much more faith than they themselves realize.

Bruce Barton

The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to substitutes is one of life's major mysteries.

Jean Iris Murdoch

The actual God of many Americans... is simply the current of American life.

C. H. Cooley

The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizarre which seems inherent in them.

Jean Cocteau

The actual tragedies of life bear no relation to one's preconceived ideas. In the event, one is always bewildered by their simplicity, their grandeur of design, and by that element of the bizzare which seems inherent in them.

Jean Cocteau

The AIDS epidemic has rolled back a big rotting log and revealed all the squirming life underneath it, since it involves, all at once, the main themes of our existence sex, death, power, money, love, hate, disease and panic. No American phenomenon has been so compelling since the Vietnam War.

Edmund White

The aim of art, the aim of a life can only be to increase the sum of freedom and responsibility to be found in every man and in the world. It cannot, under any circumstances, be to reduce or suppress that freedom, even temporarily. No great work has ever been based on hatred and contempt. On the contrary, there is not a single true work of art that has not in the end added to the inner freedom of each person who has known and loved it.

Albert Camus

The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.

William Faulkner

The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.

Oscar Wilde

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.

Henry Miller

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.

Henry Miller

The aim of sadism is to transform a man into a thng, something animate into something inanimate, since by complete and absolute control the living loses one essential quality of life-freedom.

Erich Fromm

The aim of the college, for the individual student, is to eliminate the need in his life for the college the task is to help him become a self-educating man.

C. Wright Mills

The American lives even more for his goals, for the future, than the European. Life for him is always becoming, never being.

Albert Einstein

The analytic psychotherapist thus has a threefold battle to wage -- in his own mind against the forces which seek to drag him down from the analytic level; outside the analysis, against opponents who dispute the importance he attaches to the sexual instinctual forces and hinder him from making use of them in his scientific technique; and inside the analysis, against his patients, who at first behave like opponents but later on reveal the overvaluation of sexual life which dominates them, and who try to make him captive to their socially untamed passion.

Sigmund Freud

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