I define nothing. Not beauty, not..

I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.

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The properties of people and the properties of character have almost nothing to do with each other. They really don't. I know it seems like they do because we look alike, but people don't speak in dialogue. Their lives don't unfold in a series of scenes that form a narrative arc.
Alike
Almost
Almost Nothing
Arc
Because
Character
Dialogue
Each
Form
Know
Like
Lives
Look
Narrative
Each generation doubtless feels called upon to reform the world. Mine knows that it will not reform it, but its task is perhaps even greater. It consists in preventing the world from destroying itself.
Consists
Destroying
Doubtless
Each
Each Generation
Even
Feels
Generation
Greater
Itself
Knows
Mine
Perhaps
Preventing
It seems to me that more and more we've come to expect less and less from each other, and I think that should change.
Change
Come
Each
Expect
I Think
Less
Me
More
More And More
Other
Seems
Should
Think
The professed function of the nuclear weapons on each side is to prevent the other side from using their nuclear weapons. If that's all it is, then we've gotta as: how many nuclear weapons do you need to do that?
Each
Function
Gotta
How
Many
Need
Nuclear
Nuclear Weapons
Other
Prevent
Side
Then
Using
Weapons
It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.
Agree
Each
Ill
Luck
Misunderstanding
Never
Other
People
Understood
Universal
Would
For each letter received from a creditor, write fifty lines on an extraterrestrial subject and you will be saved.
Creditor
Each
Extraterrestrial
Fifty
Letter
Lines
Received
Saved
Subject
Will
Write
You
Our religion is itself profoundly sad - a religion of universal anguish, and one which, because of its very catholicity, grants full liberty to the individual and asks no better than to be celebrated in each man's own language - so long as he knows anguish and is a painter.
Anguish
Ask
Because
Better
Celebrated
Each
Full
Grants
He
Individual
Itself
Knows
Language
Liberty
America is competitive. We compete with each other every day.
America
Compete
Competitive
Day
Each
Every
Every Day
Other
The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect freedom with which we each follow and declare our own impressions.
Declare
Degree
Derived
Each
Follow
Freedom
Happiness
High
Impressions
Intense
Our
Own
Perfect
Perfect Freedom
What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?
Difficult
Each
Less
Life
Live
Make
Other
The indestructible is one: it is each individual human being and, at the same time, it is common to all, hence the incomparably indivisible union that exists between human beings.
Being
Beings
Between
Common
Each
Each Individual
Exists
Hence
Human
Human Being
Human Beings
Individual
Individual Human
Same
Each age tries to form its own conception of the past. Each age writes the history of the past anew with reference to the conditions uppermost in its own time.
Age
Anew
Conception
Conditions
Each
Form
History
Own
Past
Reference
The History Of
Time
Tries
Writes
A toddling little girl is a centre of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.
Centre
Common
Each
Feeling
Girl
Little
Little Girl
Makes
Most
Other
People
Understand
Which
Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them with each other?
Compare
Each
Expect
Experience
Lying
Men
Never
Numerous
Other
Rather
Should
Side
Them
But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with.
Away
Done
Each
Effect
Embarrassment
Existed
Feeling
Feels
Having
Intimacy
Mutual
Once
Other
Something
I want to say at once that I frankly believe that Irving Berlin is the greatest songwriter that has ever lived.... His songs are exquisite cameos of perfection, and each one of them is as beautiful as its neighbor. Irving Berlin remains, I think, America's Schubert.
America
Beautiful
Believe
Berlin
Each
Each One
Ever
Exquisite
Frankly
Greatest
His
I Think
Lived
Neighbor
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined - to strengthen each other - to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
Each
Feel
Greater
Human
Joined
Memories
Other
Silent
Souls
Strengthen
Than
Thing
Two
Unspeakable
The worker can unionize, go out on strike; mothers are divided from each other in homes, tied to their children by compassionate bonds; our wildcat strikes have most often taken the form of physical or mental breakdown.
Bonds
Breakdown
Children
Compassionate
Divided
Each
Form
Go
Homes
Mental
Most
Mothers
Often
Other
I have written 20 books, and each one is like having a baby. Writing is not easy; some people want to write books but just can't put a story together. I can put together a story that interests both me and my readers.
Baby
Books
Both
Each
Each One
Easy
Having
Having A Baby
I Can
Interests
Just
Like
Me
People
Death's an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew.
Anew
Death
Each
Each Individual
Encounters
Individual
Joke
Old
Each day the world is born anew for him who takes it rightly.
Anew
Born
Day
Each
Each Day
Him
Rightly
Takes
Who
World
Eros is very close to death. And both things, in a way, balance each other.
Balance
Both
Close
Death
Each
Eros
Other
Things
Very
Way
I have a number of writers I work with regularly. I write an outline for a book. The outlines are very specific about what each scene is supposed to accomplish.
About
Accomplish
Book
Each
I Write
Number
Outline
Outlines
Regularly
Scene
Specific
Supposed
Very
Work
I am thankful, of course, for the prize and thankful to God for each story, each idea, each word, each day.
Am
Course
Day
Each
Each Day
God
I Am
Idea
Prize
Story
Thankful
Word
Ignorance and superstition ever bear a close and mathematical relation to each other.
Bear
Close
Each
Ever
Ignorance
Mathematical
Other
Relation
Superstition
I get thousands of letters, and they give me a feeling of how each book is perceived. Often I think I have written about a certain theme, but by reading the letters or reviews, I realise that everybody sees the book differently.
About
Book
Certain
Differently
Each
Everybody
Feeling
Get
Give
Give Me
How
I Think
Letters
Me
The laws of literary creation are unique; they don't change, and they are the same for everyone everywhere. I mean that you can tell a story that covers three hours of human life or three centuries - it comes to the same thing. Each writer who creates something authentic in a natural way instinctively also creates the technique that suits him.
Also
Authentic
Centuries
Change
Covers
Creates
Creation
Each
Everyone
Everywhere
Him
Hours
Human
Human Life
The European who comes to America plunges into the virgin forest with wonder and delight; while the American who goes to Europe finds his greatest pleasure, at first, in hunting up the memorials of the past. Each is in quest of novelty, and is burning with the desire to gaze at objects of which he has often read.
America
American
Burning
Delight
Desire
Each
Europe
European
Finds
First
Forest
Gaze
Goes
Greatest
Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.
Darkness
Each
Light
Like
Other
Pain
Pleasure
Succeed
Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.
Ambition
Each
Each One
Kingdom
Know
More
Our
Ourselves
Progress
Rule
Should
True
Us
I've always believed in writing without a collaborator, because where two people are writing the same book, each believes he gets all the worry and only half the royalties.
Always
Because
Believed
Believes
Book
Collaborator
Each
Gets
Half
He
Only
People
Royalties
Same
I have a different idea of a universal. It is of a universal rich with all that is particular, rich with all the particulars there are, the deepening of each particular, the coexistence of them all.
Coexistence
Deepening
Different
Each
Idea
Particular
Rich
Them
Universal
I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in which the world will take pride, a nation in which each of many different groups will be making its own creative contribution.
Africa
Contribution
Creative
Different
Each
Envision
Great
Groups
Making
Many
Nation
Own
Peaceful
Pride
Our ideals, laws and customs should be based on the proposition that each generation in turn becomes the custodian rather than the absolute owner of our resources - and each generation has the obligation to pass this inheritance on in the future.
Absolute
Based
Becomes
Custodian
Customs
Each
Each generation
Future
Generation
Ideals
Inheritance
Laws
Obligation
Our
In a world of prayer, we are all equal in the sense that each of us is a unique person, with a unique perspective on the world, a member of a class of one.
Class
Each
Equal
Member
Person
Perspective
Prayer
Sense
Unique
Us
World
Seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles, and each part and tag of me is a miracle.
Each
Feeling
Hearing
Me
Miracle
Miracles
Part
Seeing
Tag
I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God - I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least.
About
Am
Behold
Curious
Each
Every
God
Hear
Least
Mankind
Object
Say
Understand
Who
In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.
Confusion
Each
Happy
Other
Single
Single word
Speaking
Stay
Together
Without
Word
To all general purposes we have uniformly been one people, each individual citizen everywhere enjoying the same national rights, privileges, and protection.
Been
Citizen
Each
Each individual
Enjoying
Everywhere
General
Individual
National
People
Privileges
Protection
Purposes
Rights
Experience, already reduced to a group of impressions, is ringed round for each one of us by that thick wall of personality through which no real voice has ever pierced on its way to us, or from us to that which we can only conjecture to be without.
Conjecture
Each
Each one
Ever
Experience
Group
Impressions
Only
Personality
Pierced
Real
Reduced
Round
Thick
The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.
Accord
Change
Creative
Destiny
Each
Great
Harmony
Nature
Permanent
Receives
Thing
Through
Transformation
True
Each color lives by its mysterious life.
Color
Each
Life
Lives
Mysterious
Every work of art is the child of its age and, in many cases, the mother of our emotions. It follows that each period of culture produces an art of its own which can never be repeated.
Age
Art
Cases
Child
Culture
Each
Emotions
Every
Follows
Many
Mother
Never
Our
Own
Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content.
Content
Each
Memorable
Poet
Three
Times
True
True poet
Two
Verse
Written
I prayed like a man walking in a forest at night, feeling his way with his hands, at each step fearing to fall into pure bottomlessness forever. Prayer is like lying awake at night, afraid, with your head under the cover, hearing only the beating of your own heart.
Afraid
Awake
Beating
Cover
Each
Fall
Fearing
Feeling
Forest
Forever
Hands
Head
Hearing
Heart
The old and honorable idea of 'vocation' is simply that we each are called, by God, or by our gifts, or by our preference, to a kind of good work for which we are particularly fitted.
Each
Fitted
Gifts
God
Good
Good work
Honorable
Idea
Kind
Old
Our
Particularly
Preference
Simply
Our Puritan forefathers, though bitterly denouncing all forms and ceremonies, were great respecters of persons; and in nothing was the regard for wealth and position more fully shown than in designating the seat in which each person should sit during public worship.
Ceremonies
Each
Forefathers
Forms
Fully
Great
More
Nothing
Our
Person
Persons
Position
Public
Puritan
I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to.
Brought
Daily
Differently
Each
Fears
Figure
How
I think
Other
Out
Own
People
Practical
See
I start each book when it's ready and never before.
Before
Book
Each
Never
Ready
Start
I consider the fact that thousands of children die each day from starvation and a lack of medicine a crisis for humanity and a problem we must collectively attempt to solve.
Attempt
Children
Collectively
Consider
Crisis
Day
Die
Each
Each day
Fact
Humanity
Lack
Medicine
Must