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There's nothing that makes you so aware of the improvisation of human existence as a song unfinished. Or an old address book.

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Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.
Attraction
Energy
Existence
Hate
Human
Human existence
Love
Love and hate
Necessary
Progression
Reason
Without
The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.
Being
Belief
Central
Conviction
Curious
Existence
Fact
Far
Few
Human
Human existence
Inevitable
Life
Loneliness
My eyes are constantly wide open to the extraordinary fact of existence. Not just human existence, but the existence of life and how this breathtakingly powerful process, which is natural selection, has managed to take the very simple facts of physics and chemistry and build them up to redwood trees and humans.
Build
Chemistry
Constantly
Existence
Extraordinary
Eyes
Fact
Facts
How
Human
Human existence
Humans
Just
Life
So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.
Accompany
Expressive
Form
Give
Human
Human Spirit
Living
Long
Meaning
Music
Planet
Some
Spirit
Sustain
Every great work makes the human face more admirable and richer, and that is its whole secret.
Admirable
Every
Face
Great
Great Work
Human
Human Face
Makes
More
Richer
Secret
Whole
Work
All knowledge is precious whether or not it serves the slightest human use.
Human
Knowledge
Precious
Serve
Slightest
Use
Whether
He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.
Condition
Coward
Fool
He
Hope
Human
Human Condition
Who
I want to gesture toward a poetry of ourselves and others under the conditions of twenty-first-century absolutism, making us dimensional in a time when the human concrete is continually erased by state and religious violence and by disingenuous jargon serving state power.
Absolutism
Concrete
Conditions
Continually
Disingenuous
Erased
Gesture
Human
Jargon
Making
Others
Ourselves
Poetry
Power
'Storm Warnings' is a poem about powerlessness - about a force so much greater than our human powers that while it can be measured and even predicted, it is beyond human control. All 'we' can do is create an interior space against the storm, an enclave of self-protection, though the winds of change till penetrate keyholes and 'unsealed apertures.'
About
Against
Beyond
Change
Control
Create
Even
Force
Greater
Human
Human Powers
Interior
Measured
Much
The repossession by women of our bodies will bring far more essential change to human society than the seizing of the means of production by workers.
Bodies
Bring
Change
Essential
Far
Human
Human Society
Means
More
Our
Production
Seizing
Society
Than
The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
Additional
Arms
Being
Being Human
Dance
Dancing
Everything
Hidden
Human
Legs
Merit
Music
Mysterious
Palpable
Most of the people that I deal with are human. So I've had a lot of experience with that.
Deal
Experience
Had
Human
Lot
Most
People
The first duty of a human being is to assume the right functional relationship to society - more briefly, to find your real job, and do it.
Assume
Being
Duty
Find
First
Functional
Human
Human Being
Job
More
Real
Real Job
Relationship
Right
What's happened at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq is one of the grossest violations of human rights under the Geneva Conventions that we have record of. It is simply monstrous.
Abu
Conventions
Geneva
Ghraib
Happened
Human
Iraq
Monstrous
Prison
Record
Rights
Simply
Violations
Civilization must be based on life. We should never forget that human life was created in and for millions of centuries, was nourished by primitive wildness. We cannot separate ourselves from this ancestral background.
Background
Based
Cannot
Centuries
Civilization
Created
Forget
Human
Human Life
Life
Millions
Must
Never
Never Forget
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.
Creature
Every
Fact
Human
Mystery
Other
Profound
Reflect
Secret
Wonderful
To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.
Doctrine
Dominating
Follow
Human
Human Mind
Mind
New
Old
Propaganda
Still
Swallow
Weakness
Whether
It is a pleasant thing to reflect upon, and furnishes a complete answer to those who contend for the gradual degeneration of the human species, that every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.
Answer
Baby
Born
Complete
Contend
Every
Finer
Gradual
Human
Human Species
Last
Pleasant
Pleasant Thing
Reflect
There are strings in the human heart that had better not be vibrated.
Better
Had
Heart
Human
Human Heart
Strings
I've written a number of books that have to do with the evolution of humans, human intelligence, human emotions.
Books
Emotions
Evolution
Human
Human Emotions
Human Intelligence
Humans
Intelligence
Number
Written
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
Ambition
Harmony
Human
Perfect
Required
Universe
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.
Appetites
Conquered
Human
Human Nature
Nature
Subdue
You
Your
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
The mother's battle for her child with sickness, with poverty, with war, with all the forces of exploitation and callousness that cheapen human life needs to become a common human battle, waged in love and in the passion for survival.
Battle
Become
Child
Common
Exploitation
Forces
Her
Human
Human Life
Life
Love
Mother
Needs
Passion
Know not to revere human things too much.
Human
Know
Much
Revere
Things
Too
Too Much
Lying is not only saying what isn't true. It is also, in fact especially, saying more than is true and, in the case of the human heart, saying more than one feels. We all do it, every day, to make life simpler.
Also
Case
Day
Every
Every Day
Fact
Feels
Heart
Human
Human Heart
In Fact
Life
Lying
Make
Without a notion of the transcendental, human beings would, indeed, be animals; however, only fools can be convinced of it, and only degenerates need such a conviction.
Animals
Beings
Conviction
Convinced
Fools
However
Human
Human Beings
Indeed
Need
Notion
Only
Transcendental
Without
More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.
Forsake
Helpful
Human
More
Pity
Simple
Than
Us
Will
Wisdom
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
Another
Blessed
Human
Human Soul
Influence
Loving
Soul
True
The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
Choice
Growth
Human
Lies
Principle
Strongest
But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy.
Current
Even
Experience
Human
Human Experience
Means
Paradoxical
Philosophy
Phrases
Talk
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
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
The momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or evil.
Art
Evil
Good
Human
Human Life
Life
Momentous
Soul
Thing
Winning
Those who want to row on the ocean of human knowledge do not get far, and the storm drives those out of their course who set sail.
Course
Drives
Far
Get
Human
Human Knowledge
Knowledge
Ocean
Out
Row
Sail
Set
Storm
Those
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
Almighty
First
Garden
God
God Almighty
Human
Indeed
Planted
Pleasures
Purest
Association with human beings lures one into self-observation.
Association
Beings
Human
Human Beings
Knowledge and human power are synonymous.
Human
Human Power
Knowledge
Power
Synonymous
You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
Human
Human Race
Knock
Never
Out
Patriotism
Quiet
Race
Till
World
You
If we had a keen vision of all that is ordinary in human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence.
Beat
Die
Grass
Grow
Had
Hearing
Heart
Human
Human Life
Keen
Life
Like
Ordinary
Other
Not without a shudder may the human hand reach into the mysterious urn of destiny.
Destiny
Hand
Human
May
Mysterious
Reach
Shudder
Without
Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid.
Afraid
Am
Animals
Beings
Human
Human Beings
I Am
Only
Thoroughly
Which
The natural term of the affection of the human animal for its offspring is six years.
Affection
Animal
Human
Human Animal
Natural
Offspring
Six
Term
Years
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
All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.
Also
Beings
Dream
Dreaming
Human
Human Beings
Mankind
Ties
Together
To insult someone we call him 'bestial. For deliberate cruelty and nature, 'human' might be the greater insult.
Call
Cruelty
Deliberate
Greater
Him
Human
Insult
Might
Nature
Someone
I never said I wanted a 'happy' life but an interesting one. From separation and loss, I have learned a lot. I have become strong and resilient, as is the case of almost every human being exposed to life and to the world. We don't even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward.
Almost
Become
Being
Bring
Case
Even
Every
Exposed
Forced
Forward
Happy
Happy Life
Hidden
How
There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
Abhorrent
Being
Church
Heresy
Human
Human Being
Philosophy
Which
We don't even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.
Amazing
Amazing Things
Awesome
Bring
Capacity
Even
Forced
Forward
Hidden
How
Human
Human Capacity
Know
Necessity
The media could do a much better job, that's for sure, especially the media that targets women... Human rights? They couldn't care less!
Better
Better Job
Care
Could
Human
Job
Less
Media
Much
Rights
Sure
Targets
Women