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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
The concept of the marvelous begins to take form when it arises from an unexpected alteration of reality, the miracle.
Alteration
Arises
Begins
Concept
Form
Marvelous
Miracle
Reality
Take
Unexpected
Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind.
Bronze
Form
Mind
Mirror
Wine
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
You compose because you want to somehow summarize in some permanent form your most basic feelings about being alive, to set down... some sort of permanent statement about the way it feels to live now, today.
About
Alive
Basic
Because
Being
Compose
Down
Feelings
Feels
Form
Live
Most
Now
Permanent
To cut short the question of the law of retaliation, we must note that even in its primitive form it can operate only between two individuals of whom one is absolutely innocent, and the other absolutely guilty. The victim, to be sure, is innocent. But can the society that is supposed to represent the victim lay claim to innocence?
Absolutely
Between
Claim
Cut
Even
Form
Guilty
Individuals
Innocence
Innocent
Law
Lay
Must
Note
How little remains of the man I once was, save the memory of him! But remembering is only a new form of suffering.
Form
Him
How
Little
Man
Memory
New
Once
Only
Remains
Remembering
Save
Suffering
It is conceivable that what is unified form to the author or composer may of necessity be formless to his audience.
Audience
Author
Composer
Form
His
May
Necessity
Unified
Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.
Am
Antithesis
Form
I Am
Inspiration
Know
May
Perhaps
Self-Consciousness
Sure
Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.
Assassination
Censorship
Extreme
Form
Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.
Chemical
Dream
Everybody
Form
Madness
Youth
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
You may try but you can never imagine what it is to have a man's form of genius in you, and to suffer the slavery of being a girl.
Being
Being A Girl
Form
Genius
Girl
Imagine
Man
May
Never
Slavery
Suffer
Try
You
Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.
Beauty
Form
Freedom
Grace
Influence
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
There's basically an element of fiction in everything you remember. Imagination and memory are almost the same brain processes. When I write fiction, I know that I'm using a bunch of lies that I've made up to create some form of truth. When I write a memoir, I'm using true elements to create something that will always be somehow fictionalized.
Almost
Always
Basically
Brain
Bunch
Create
Element
Elements
Everything
Fiction
Form
I Write
Imagination
Know
I rebelled against all form of authority, against my grandfather, my step-father, the Church, the police, the government, the bosses. Everything male that was there, and was determining my life.
Against
Authority
Bosses
Church
Determining
Everything
Form
Government
Grandfather
Life
Male
My Life
Police
Rebelled
It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
Democracy
Exhibit
Form
Law
Masses
Men
Opinion
Public
Public Opinion
Substitute
Tyranny
Usual
Vice
Which
Notoriety and public confession in the literary form is a frazzler of the heart you were born with, believe me.
Believe
Born
Confession
Form
Heart
Literary
Me
Notoriety
Public
Were
You
Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
Democracy
Every
Every Man
Form
Gives
Government
His
Man
Oppressor
Own
Right
A memoir is my version of events. My perspective. I choose what to tell and what to omit. I choose the adjectives to describe a situation, and in that sense, I'm creating a form of fiction.
Adjectives
Choose
Creating
Describe
Events
Fiction
Form
Memoir
Omit
Perspective
Sense
Situation
Tell
Version
I have more freedom when I write fiction, but my memoirs have had a much stronger impact on my readers. Somehow the 'message,' even if I am not even aware that there is one, is conveyed better in this form.
Am
Aware
Better
Conveyed
Even
Fiction
Form
Freedom
Had
I Am
I Write
Impact
Memoirs
Message
It is the besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which the masses of men exhibit their tyranny.
Democracy
Exhibit
Form
Law
Masses
Men
Opinion
Public
Public Opinion
Substitute
Tyranny
Usual
Vice
Which
Customs form us all, our thoughts, our morals, our most fixed beliefs; are consequences of our place of birth.
Beliefs
Birth
Consequences
Customs
Fixed
Form
Morals
Most
Our
Place
Thoughts
Us
God, for example, appealed to me as a beardless man wearing a quilted silk cap; holiness was something burning, forbidding, something connected with fire while a day had the form of an oblong box.
Appealed
Box
Burning
Cap
Connected
Day
Example
Fire
For example
Form
God
Had
Holiness
Man
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little.
Begin
Being
Die
Form
How
Know
Knowing
Little
Living
Moment
Next
Not knowing
Sure
You
The British ballads became a new kind of form in their hand. And out of them came the blues, a new kind of song of commentary and satire, a song form which, after all, has become the main musical form of the whole human species.
After
Ballads
Became
Become
Blues
British
Came
Commentary
Form
Hand
Human
Human species
Kind
Main
For me, a play is a form of writing which isn't complete until it is interpreted by actors. But it's still a form of writing. And so most of my time is spent thinking about how to write a sentence.
About
Actor
Complete
Form
How
Interpreted
Me
Most
My time
Play
Sentence
Spent
Still
Thinking
The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion.
Art
Art form
Aversion
Between
Conventional
Criticism
Criticized
Decrease
Distinction
Enjoyed
Enjoyment
Form
Greater
New
All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation.
Form
Human
Human knowledge
Interpretation
Knowledge
Takes
All of the philosophers I studied were white (with a few Eastern exceptions), and, for that matter, they were all male. Africa, the cradle of civilization, seemed to have no footing in the highest form of human thought.
Africa
Civilization
Cradle
Eastern
Exceptions
Few
Footing
Form
Highest
Highest form
Human
Human thought
Male
Matter
In a sense it might even be said that our failure is to form habits: for, after all, habit is relative to a stereotyped world, and meantime it is only the roughness of the eye that makes two persons, things, situations, seem alike.
After
Alike
Even
Eye
Failure
Form
Habit
Habits
Makes
Meantime
Might
Only
Our
Persons
Wit is the lowest form of humor.
Form
Humor
Lowest
Lowest form
Wit
It was inevitable that in doing this I should arrive at new results, and it is perhaps understandable that in the end I have felt impelled to present these results not only in the dry form of a catalogue, but also in a more connected and personal one.
Also
Arrive
Catalogue
Connected
Doing
Dry
End
Felt
Form
Impelled
In the end
Inevitable
More
New
I have a vision of life, and I try to find equivalents for it in the form of photographs.
Find
Form
Life
Photographs
Try
Vision
I seem to turn out stories that violate the discipline of the short story form and don't obey the rules of progression for novels. I don't think about a particular form: I think more about fiction, let's say a chunk of fiction.
About
Chunk
Discipline
Fiction
Form
I think
More
Novels
Obey
Out
Particular
Progression
Rules
Say
Authentic values are those by which a life can be lived, which can form a people that produces great deeds and thoughts.
Authentic
Deeds
Form
Great
Life
Lived
People
Produces
Those
Thoughts
Values
Which
Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice, because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice.
Because
Form
Instrument
Liberation
Only
Prejudice
Reason
Transformed
Worst
Dramatic experience is not logical; it may be subdued to the kind of coherence that we indicate when we speak, in criticism, of form.
Coherence
Criticism
Dramatic
Experience
Form
Indicate
Kind
Logical
May
Speak
Subdued
Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.
Aspiration
Faith
Form
Love
Taking
I try to be objective about technology. Agnostic, in a sense. Whatever personal opinions I form tend to have more to do with what we find to do with the new thing.
About
Agnostic
Find
Form
More
New
New thing
Objective
Opinions
Personal
Sense
Technology
Tend
Thing
I like the idea of people who've had some success in one form secretly wanting to be something else; I have some of that myself. I look for it in other people who've established themselves in some particular art form, and then you find out that they really would like to design running shoes, or edit literary magazines or something.
Art
Art form
Design
Edit
Else
Established
Find
Form
Had
Idea
Like
Literary
Look
Magazines
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.
Able
Animal
Badly
Beyond
Cousins
Creation
Depict
Devil
Distant
Doubt
Enslaved
Feathers
Form
Formulate
Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.
Disguised
Form
Minor
Patience
Virtue
In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.
Cares
Civilization
Form
Government
Highly
Honored
Intelligence
Office
Our
Republican
Rewarded
Revolution, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.
Abrupt
Change
Form
Politics
Revolution
Changes... can only be effected by alterations in the original. The only thing not prerecorded in a prerecorded universe are the prerecordings themselves. The copies can only repeat themselves word for word. A virus is a copy. You can pretty it up, cut it up, scramble it - it will reassemble in the same form.
Alteration
Changes
Copies
Copy
Cut
Effected
Form
Only
Original
Pretty
Repeat
Same
Scramble
The only thing
What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.
Action
Admirable
Angel
Apprehension
Express
Faculties
Form
God
How
Infinite
Like
Man
Moving
Noble
It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.
Been
Democracy
Except
Form
Government
Has-been
Others
Said
Tried
Worst
I read academic books on courtesan culture at the turn-of-the century in Shanghai such as Gail Hershatter's 'The Gender of Memory'. The diaries were mostly in the form of letters from courtesans to a lover who had disappeared or taken their savings.
Academic
Books
Century
Culture
Diaries
Disappeared
Form
Gender
Had
Letters
Lover
Memory
Mostly
Read