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We never reflect how pleasant it is to ask for nothing.

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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
A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.
Art
Detours
First
Great
Heart
His
Images
Man
Nothing
Opened
Presence
Rediscover
Simple
Slow
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
Based
Despicable
Fear
More
Nothing
Respect
Than
A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Any
Cost
Nothing
Passion
Spares
Taste
Truth
Which
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
Better
Chance
Freedom
Nothing
Nature... is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest.
Inner
Inner Voice
Nature
Nothing
Self-Interest
Voice
Writing requires the concentration of the writer, demands that nothing else be done except that.
Concentration
Demands
Done
Else
Except
Nothing
Requires
Writer
Writing
Nothing can be done except little by little.
Done
Except
Little
Nothing
There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
Emergency
Life
Nothing
Safe
Simple
Simple Truth
Strong
Truth
I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial.
Because
Consider
Exists
Fancy
Me
Monsters
Nature
Nothing
Positively
Prefer
Represent
Satisfies
Tedious
Trivial
We start out a million years ago in a small community on some grassy plain; we hunt animals, have children, and develop a rich social, sexual, and intellectual life, but we know almost nothing about our surroundings.
About
Almost
Almost Nothing
Animals
Children
Community
Develop
Hunt
Intellectual
Intellectual Life
Know
Life
Million
Million Years
Any newspaper, from the first line to the last, is nothing but a web of horrors, I cannot understand how an innocent hand can touch a newspaper without convulsing in disgust.
Any
Cannot
Disgust
First
Hand
Horrors
How
Innocent
Last
Line
Newspaper
Nothing
Touch
Understand
In the little world in which children have their existence, whosoever brings them up, there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt, as injustice.
Brings
Children
Existence
Felt
Injustice
Little
Nothing
Perceived
Them
Up
Which
Whosoever
World
The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
Again
Joy
Meeting
Nothing
Pain
Parting
Even these stars, which seem so numerous, are as sand, as dust - or less than dust - in the enormity of the space in which there is nothing.
Dust
Enormity
Even
Less
Nothing
Numerous
Sand
Seem
Space
Stars
Than
Which
There can be nothing exclusive about substantial art. It comes directly out of the heart of the experience of life and thinking about life and living life.
About
Art
Directly
Exclusive
Experience
Heart
Life
Living
Living Life
Nothing
Out
Substantial
Thinking
No other planet in the solar system is a suitable home for human beings; it's this world or nothing. That's a very powerful perception.
Beings
Home
Human
Human Beings
Nothing
Other
Perception
Planet
Powerful
Solar
Solar System
Suitable
System
Very
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
Conscience
Definition
Government
More
Nothing
Policy
Sometimes
After all, every murderer when he kills runs the risk of the most dreadful of deaths, whereas those who kill him risk nothing except promotion.
After
Deaths
Dreadful
Every
Except
He
Him
Most
Nothing
Promotion
Risk
Runs
Those
Whereas
How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Any
Condition
Cost
Friendship
How
Nothing
Passion
Sincerity
Spares
Taste
Truth
Which
Writing never comes easy. The difference between Page 2 and Page Nothing is the difference between life and death.
Between
Death
Difference
Easy
Life
Life And Death
Never
Nothing
Page
Writing
I think I'm just like a lot of people who had nothing.
Had
I Think
Just
Like
Lot
Nothing
People
Think
Who
The artist forges himself to the others, midway between the beauty he cannot do without and the community he cannot tear himself away from. That is why true artists scorn nothing: they are obliged to understand rather than to judge.
Artist
Artists
Away
Beauty
Between
Cannot
Community
He
Himself
Judge
Midway
Nothing
Obliged
Others
I think I'm just like a lot of people who had nothing. We had to amuse ourselves, so we had to become amusing.
Amuse
Amusing
Become
Had
I Think
Just
Like
Lot
Nothing
Ourselves
People
Think
Who
He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
Career
Clearly
Everything
He
Knows
Nothing
Points
Political
Political Career
Thinks
They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
Ill
Land
Nothing
Sea
See
Think
In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing.
Argument
Describe
Like
Love
Much
Nothing
Prove
Songs
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
Beforehand
Good
Nothing
Seems
Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious.
Consequences
Doing
May
Nothing
Serious
Unless
Worth
Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
Abstain
Blessed
Evidence
Fact
Giving
Having
Man
Nothing
Say
Who
Wordy
Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
Cunning
Doth
Hurt
Men
More
Nothing
Pass
State
Than
Wise
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
Angels
Come
Golden
Gone
Know
Life
Moments
Nothing
Only
Past
Rush
Sand
See
Stream
The decisive moment in human evolution is perpetual. That is why the revolutionary spiritual movements that declare all former things worthless are in the right, for nothing has yet happened.
Decisive
Declare
Evolution
Former
Happened
Human
Human Evolution
Moment
Movements
Nothing
Perpetual
Revolutionary
Right
Spiritual
This searching and doubting and vacillating where nothing is clear but the arrogance of quest. I, too, had such noble ideas when I was still a boy.
Arrogance
Boy
Clear
Doubting
Had
Ideas
Noble
Nothing
Quest
Searching
Still
Too
Where
Nothing is pleasant that is not spiced with variety.
Nothing
Pleasant
Variety
Nothing leads to good that is not natural.
Good
Leads
Natural
Nothing
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Doing
Honorable
Life
Making
Making Mistakes
Mistakes
More
Nothing
Only
Spent
Than
Useful
Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.
Dares
Hope
Need
Nothing
Who
Nothing is as obnoxious as other people's luck.
Luck
Nothing
Obnoxious
Other
People
I have nothing against priests. In fact, I tried for a time to be one... It should be clear, then, that I respect, and am often fond of, the many priests in my life.
Against
Am
Clear
Fact
Fond
I Tried
In Fact
Life
Many
My Life
Nothing
Often
Priests
Respect
Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.
Acting
Idea
Less
Life
More
More Or Less
Nothing
Playing
Than
There is nothing more dangerous than the conscience of a bigot.
Bigot
Conscience
Dangerous
More
Nothing
Than
There is nothing besides a spiritual world; what we call the world of the senses is the Evil in the spiritual world, and what we call Evil is only the necessity of a moment in our eternal evolution.
Besides
Call
Eternal
Evil
Evolution
Moment
Necessity
Nothing
Only
Our
Senses
Spiritual
Spiritual World
World
Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done.
Another
Done
Ever
Men
Nothing
Prepared
Until
World
It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.
Any
Beginning
Beyond
Boats
Broken
Burned
Curious
End
Feeling
Goes
Happiness
Heart
Matters
More
A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.
Epidemic
Fashion
Induced
Nothing
There is nothing makes a man suspect much, more than to know little.
Know
Little
Makes
Man
More
Much
Nothing
Suspect
Than
Scratch a Yale man with both hands and you'll be lucky to find a coast-guard. Usually you find nothing at all.
Both
Find
Hands
Lucky
Man
Nothing
Scratch
Yale
You
If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do.
Anything
Nothing
Us
World
Wrong
In the books I have written, I have created in my mind a universe. My kids say I have a village in my head and I live in that village, and it's true. When I start writing a book, characters from previous books reappear. All my emotions, my mind, my heart, my dreams, everything becomes connected with a new book, and nothing else really matters.
Becomes
Book
Books
Characters
Connected
Created
Dreams
Else
Emotions
Everything
Head
Heart
Kids
Live