Time has no divisions to mark..

Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.

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I'd rather live my life off screen and give only a certain amount of energy to the work.
Amount
Certain
Energy
Give
Life
Live
My Life
Off
Only
Rather
Screen
Work
When you lack a certain vitality in the film business, there's no hiding it. It's like you've had your limb chopped off. How do you hide the fact that you're missing an arm?
Arm
Business
Certain
Chopped
Fact
Film
Film Business
Had
Hide
Hiding
How
Lack
Like
Limb
To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no-one in his right mind will believe this today.
Absolutely
Amount
Any
Assert
Because
Believe
Case
Cut
Evil
Good
He
His
Man
Mind
Sometimes, particularly in summers in New York, I have tried to write in shorts or with no shirt on and found myself unable to do so, the reason being, I take it, that writing, even of the most impersonal sort, is for me a divestment, a striptease, even, so that if I start off undressed, I have nowhere to go.
Being
Even
Found
Go
Impersonal
Me
Most
Myself
New
New York
Nowhere
Off
Particularly
Reason
We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules.
Anarchist
Community
Obey
Off
People
Rules
Set
Small
Started
Trying
Up
We were put to Dickens as children but it never quite took. That unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off.
Children
Dickens
Had
Humanity
Me
Never
Off
Put
Quite
Soon
Took
Were
If MSNBC went off the air tomorrow, what difference would it make? If the 'Huffington Post' went out of business tomorrow, what difference would it make?
Air
Business
Difference
Make
Off
Out
Post
Tomorrow
Would
You cannot set art off in a corner and hope for it to have vitality, reality, and substance.
Art
Cannot
Corner
Hope
Off
Reality
Set
Substance
Vitality
You
If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.
Far
Fast
Fears
Light
Off
Selfishness
Take
Travel
Wish
You
Your
One puts off the biography like you put off death. To write an autobiography is to etch the words on your own gravestone.
Autobiography
Biography
Death
Like
Off
Own
Put
Puts
Words
Write
You
Your
More and more, as civilization develops, we find the primitive to be essential to us. We root into the primitive as a tree roots into the earth. If we cut off the roots, we lose the sap without which we can't progress or even survive. I don't believe our civilization can continue very long out of contact with the primitive.
Believe
Civilization
Contact
Continue
Cut
Develops
Earth
Essential
Even
Find
Long
Lose
More
More And More
Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.
Far
Lose
Moment
Off
Seize
Thine
Time
Yourself
If I own a large part of Scotland, I can turn the people off the land practically into the sea or across the sea. I can take women in child-bearing and throw them into the snow and leave them there. That has been done. I can do it for no better reason than I think it is better to shoot deer on the land than allow people to live on it.
Across
Allow
Been
Better
Deer
Done
Has-Been
I Can
I Think
Land
Large
Large Part
Leave
Live
Anyone who cannot come to terms with his life while he is alive needs one hand to ward off a little his despair over his fate... but with his other hand he can note down what he sees among the ruins.
Alive
Among
Anyone
Cannot
Come
Despair
Down
Fate
Hand
He
His
Life
Little
Needs
We all have wings, but they have not been of any avail to us and if we could tear them off, we would do so.
Any
Avail
Been
Could
Off
Tear
Them
Us
Wings
Would
Doing these parts is not fun. It's challenging, but no fun. It's creepy. I would rather play the guy that throws the touchdown pass and gets carried off the field.
Carried
Challenging
Creepy
Doing
Field
Fun
Gets
Guy
No Fun
Off
Parts
Pass
Play
Rather
Men want a woman whom they can turn on and off like a light switch.
Light
Like
Men
Off
On And Off
Switch
Turn
Turn-On
Want
Whom
Woman
Giving women education, work, the ability to control their own income, inherit and own property, benefits the society. If a woman is empowered, her children and her family will be better off. If families prosper, the village prospers, and eventually so does the whole country.
Ability
Benefits
Better
Better Off
Children
Control
Country
Does
Education
Empowered
Eventually
Families
Family
Giving
I was just on the edge of getting married, and I was frenzied at the prospect of this great step in my life after having been a bachelor for so long. And I really wanted to take my mind off of the agony, and so I decided to sit down and write a book.
After
Agony
Bachelor
Been
Book
Decided
Down
Edge
Getting
Getting Married
Great
Having
Just
Life
Every life of a character is within a context. If I write detached from a social and political background, my story looks like a soap opera where everybody is indoors, not working and living off their emotions.
Background
Character
Context
Detached
Emotions
Every
Everybody
I Write
Indoors
Life
Like
Living
Looks
Off
I love research so much that I do an enormous amount; it helps put off the moment of starting to write the story.
Amount
Enormous
Helps
I love
Love
Moment
Much
Off
Put
Research
Starting
Story
Write
Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.
After
Along
Become
Cutting
Desire
Desires
Far
God
He
Heart
His
Hunger
Intensely
Learn
Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Contact
Never
Off
Only
Quarters
Shut
Stand
Them
Things
Three
Three-quarters
Time
Universe
Words
The actor's role in the community is quite unlike anyone else's. Businessmen, for example, don't take their clothes off or cry in front of strangers in the course of their work. Actors do.
Actor
Actor
Anyone
Businessmen
Clothes
Community
Course
Cry
Else
Example
For example
Front
Off
Quite
Interestingly, the actress who, in her own persona, may be gentle, shy, and socially awkward, someone whose hand trembles when pouring a cup of tea for a visiting friend, can convincingly portray an elegant, cruel aristocrat tossing off malicious epigrams in an eighteenth-century chocolate house.
Actress
Aristocrat
Awkward
Chocolate
Cruel
Cup
Elegant
Friend
Gentle
Hand
Her
House
Interestingly
Malicious
Urban conservationists may feel entitled to be unconcerned about food production because they are not farmers. But they can't be let off so easily, for they are all farming by proxy.
About
Because
Easily
Entitled
Farmers
Farming
Feel
Food
May
Off
Production
Urban
I was a housewife, so I learned to write in times off, and I don't think I ever gave it up, though there were times when I was very discouraged because I began to see that the stories I was writing were not very good, that I had a lot to learn, and that it was a much, much harder job than I had expected.
Because
Began
Discouraged
Ever
Expected
Gave
Good
Had
Harder
Housewife
Job
Learn
Learned
Lot
I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.
Color
Field
God
I think
Notice
Off
Purple
Somewhere
Think
Walk
You
It is justice and respect that I want the world to dust off and put - without delay, and with tenderness - back on the head of the Palestinian child. It will be imperfect justice and respect because the injustice and disrespect have been so severe. But I believe we are right to try.
Back
Because
Been
Believe
Child
Delay
Disrespect
Dust
Head
I believe
Imperfect
Injustice
Justice
Off
War contributes greatly to global warming, which shouldn't surprise us. All those bombs going off, all those rockets, all those planes and helicopters. All that fuel of various kinds being used. It pollutes the air and water of this very fragile and interconnected planet.
Air
Being
Being used
Bombs
Fragile
Fuel
Global
Global warming
Going
Greatly
Interconnected
Kinds
Off
Planes
In the summer of 1966, I went to Mississippi to be in the heart of the civil-rights movement, helping people who had been thrown off the farms or taken off the welfare roles for registering to vote. While working there, I met the civil-rights lawyer I later married - we became an interracial couple.
Became
Been
Couple
Farms
Had
Heart
Helping
Helping people
Later
Lawyer
Married
Met
Mississippi
Movement
When I joined the freedom movement in Mississippi in my early 20s, it was to come to the aid of sharecroppers, like my parents, who had been thrown off the land they'd always known - the plantations - because they attempted to exercise their 'democratic' right to vote.
Aid
Always
Attempted
Because
Been
Come
Democratic
Early
Exercise
Freedom
Had
Joined
Known
Land
I am only conscious of any satisfaction in Scientific Reading or thinking when it rounds off into a poetical generality and vagueness.
Am
Any
Conscious
I am
Off
Only
Poetical
Reading
Rounds
Satisfaction
Scientific
Thinking
Vagueness
The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always.
About
Afar
Always
Being
Church
Coming
Ears
Eyes
Faces
Finer
Healing
Hear
Made
Me
The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven.
Air
Body
Cheering
Communication
Cut
Debarred
Free
God
Heaven
Itself
Just
Life
Light
Loses
It seems unpleasantly refined to put things off till someone knows.
Knows
Off
Put
Refined
Seems
Someone
Things
Till
The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. We know that if he stops moving and does not get off he will fall off.
Bicycle
Does
Fall
Get
Got
He
Journey
Know
Life
Like
Man
Move
Moving
Off
A novel ensures that we can look before and after, take action at whatever pace we choose, read again and again, skip and go back. The story in a book is humble and serviceable, available, friendly, is not switched on and off but taken up and put down, lasts a lifetime.
Action
After
Again
Available
Back
Before
Book
Choose
Down
Friendly
Go
Humble
Lasts
Lifetime
A grave blockhead should always go about with a lively one - they show one another off to the best advantage.
About
Advantage
Always
Another
Best
Blockhead
Go
Grave
Lively
Off
Should
Show
Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
Admiration
Breed
Contempt
Edge
Familiarity
May
Off
Takes
Though
The way to kill a man or a nation is to cut off his dreams, the way the whites are taking care of the Indians: killing their dreams, their magic, their familiar spirits.
Care
Cut
Dreams
Familiar
His
Indians
Magic
Man
Nation
Off
Spirits
Taking
Way
Whites
Writers who used to show off their erudition no longer sing in the bare ruined choir of the media.
Bare
Choir
Longer
Media
Off
Ruined
Show
Show off
Sing
Used
Who
Writers
When you're on the battlefield, you switch off your soul; otherwise, you would die of terror - you would die of fear. You switch off your soul, and you act like an animal or a machine.
Act
Animal
Battlefield
Die
Fear
Like
Machine
Off
Otherwise
Soul
Switch
Terror
Would
You
All I demand for the black man is, that the white people shall take their heels off his neck, and let him have a chance to rise by his own efforts.
Black
Chance
Demand
Efforts
Heels
Him
His
Man
Neck
Off
Own
People
Rise
Shall
A typical Ponzi scheme involves taking money from investors, then paying them off with money taken from new investors, rather than paying them from actual earnings.
Actual
Earnings
Investors
Involves
Money
New
Off
Paying
Rather
Scheme
Taken
Taking
Than
Them
We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Had
Happened
Hurry
Most
Nothing
Occasionally
Off
Ourselves
Over
Pick
Stumble
Truth
Up
Us
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
Had
Happened
Hurry
Men
Most
Nothing
Occasionally
Off
Over
Pick
Stumble
Them
Themselves
Truth
I'm usually woken by a vibration on my up-band. It's the gradual vibration for about ten seconds, and then the chimes of my blue light. It's just a way to wake gently. It all gently puts me into awake-mode. I play music off of my Sonos playlist. 'The Rachmaninoff Concerto 3 in D-minor', 1st movement.
About
Blue
Gently
Gradual
Just
Light
Me
Movement
Music
Off
Play
Play music
Puts
Seconds
My older brother and I read all the time. My father read, but only things related to religion. One year, he did read a set of stories that was called something like '365 Stories' out loud to us. They followed a family for the year, a page a day. They were about kids with simple problems - like a wheel coming off their bicycle.
About
Bicycle
Brother
Coming
Day
Did
Family
Father
Followed
He
Kids
Like
Loud
Off
To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company.
Company
Get
Go
He
Him
His
Idea
Me
Merely
Off
Read
Says
Travel
Writer