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  • More than simply capturing brief moments in time, MixBit helps people bring stories to life.

  • There's a brief moment when you first wake up, where you have no memories. A blissful blank slate, a happy emptiness.

    Happy   Memories   Firsts  
  • When white men first effect contact with some unspoilt race of savages, they offer them all kinds of benefits, from the light of the gospel to pumpkin pie. These, however, much as we may regret it, most savages receive with indifference. What they really value among the gifts that we bring to them is intoxicating liquor which enables them, for the first time in their lives, to have the illusion for a few brief moments that it is better to be alive than dead.

    Regret   Men   Light  
    Bertrand Russell (2013). “Human Society in Ethics and Politics”, p.165, Routledge
  • My life has been like all the lives, long and hard and full of sadness and confusion and horror, a frightening, difficult dream punctuated by brief moments of joy. And as is the case with all people's lives, the moments of joy are never often enough and never long enough.

    Dream   Sadness   Long  
    James Frey (2011). “The Final Testament”, p.39, Hachette UK
  • Can't you just thank me and get over it?" "Thank you." I waited, fuming and expectant. "You're not going to let it go, are you?" "No." "In that case . . . I hope you enjoy disappointment." We scowled at each other in silence. I was the first to speak, trying to keep myself focused. I was in danger of being distracted by his livid, glorious face. It was like trying to stare down a destroying angel. "Why did you even bother?" I asked frigidly. He paused, and for a brief moment his stunning face was unexpectedly vulnerable. "I don't know," he whispered.

  • For me it's a remarkable thing that there is a prize celebrating and honouring and making for a brief moment short fiction the centre of the literary universe.

    "Junot Díaz wins world's richest short story prize" by Alison Flood, March 22, 2013.
  • Allie would love what you've done," he remarked. "She was always a softie when it came to things like this." I folded my hands in my lap. "I wish she could be there this weekend." Noah glanced at the stack of letters. I knew he was imagining Allie, and for a brief moment, he looked strangely younger. "So do I," he said.

    Weekend   Hands   Wish  
  • I confess that when I first read that smog is particularly hazardous to children, senior citizens, and physically active people, for a brief moment I thought, “I’m in the clear for at least 10 more years.”

    Senior   Children   Years  
    "Lean, Green Fighting Machine". March/April 1997.
  • What a mystery blood was -- how did a tiny gesture, a tome of voice, endure through generations like the harder verities of flesh? He had seen it again and again, watching his nieces and nephews grow, and accepted without thought the ehoes of parent and grandparent that appeared for brief moments. the shadow of a face looking back through the years -- that vanished again into the face that was now.

    Niece   Blood   Years  
    Diana Gabaldon (2015). “The Outlander Series 8-Book Bundle: Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, Written in My Own Heart's Blood”, p.2966, Dell
  • Bad Gardens copy, good gardens create, great gardens transcend. What all great gardens have in common are their ability to pull the sensitive viewer out of him or herself and into the garden, so completely that the separate self-sense disappears entirely, and at least for a brief moment one is ushered into a nondual and timeless awareness. A great garden, in other words, is mystical no matter what its actual content.

    Garden   Self   Religion  
  • I was blinded by stupidity for a brief moment in our life, for a flicker in the eternity in which you and I live, and I stumbled.

  • When night falls people become as lonely as snowflakes floating down from a gray city sky. Now and again we fall past a streetlamp and are visible, a brief moment apart, REAL-- we can be seen. We exist. Then we vanish into the gray darkness and the earth draws us to it.

    Lonely   Real   Fall  
    Erik Fosnes Hansen (1996). “Psalm at Journey's End”, p.160, Macmillan
  • When a small child... I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong.

  • The essence of being human is that, in the brief moment we exist on this spinning planet, we can love some persons and some things, in spite of the fact that time and death will ultimately claim us all.

    Rollo May (1994). “The Courage to Create”, p.25, W. W. Norton & Company
  • According to the Buddhist belief, you can go on and on indefinitely, so you see your life as just a brief moment in time.

    Interview with Oprah Winfrey, February, 2008.
  • There is a brief moment when all there is in a man's mind and soul and spirit is reflected through his eyes, his hands, his attitude. This is the moment to record

    Attitude   Eye   Men  
    Yousuf Karsh (1962). “In Search of Greatness: Reflections of Yousuf Karsh”, University of Toronto Press
  • When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away.

  • Spend your brief moment according to nature's law, and serenely greet the journey's end as an olive falls when it is ripe, blessing the branch that bare it, and giving thanks to the tree that gave it life.

    Life   Fall   Blessing  
    Marcus Aurelius (Emperor of Rome) (1920). “Marcus Aurelius Antoninus to Himself: In English”
  • Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever.

    Love   Death   Dream  
  • I just have this fear that I'll get on stage and there'll be that brief moment of adrenalin and I'll forget my line.

    Lines   Forget   Moments  
  • And I leave you now, not with sadness but with satisfaction and joy that we came together and walked, arm in arm, through this brief moment of eternity. Who could ask for more?

    Sadness   Joy   Together  
    Og Mandino (1991). “Og Mandino”, Outlet
  • Sundown- When the sun must make peace with the moon and for a few brief moments, the two touch in mutual friendship and respect. Perfect balance between the light and dark. A time for reflection and for preparation.

    Dark   Reflection   Moon  
    Sherrilyn Kenyon (2011). “Retribution”, p.153, Hachette UK
  • He loves me, and I reward his love by forcing on him something he hates. In the evening, after we dance, he rarely returns to the throne; he dances with others or moves from place to place through the room. The court thinks he is trying to be gracious, sharing his attention. Only I see that he moves always to the empty spot and the court always moves after him. He is like a dog trying to escape his own tail. He indulged himself in one brief moment of privacy, and almost died of it. Relius, he hates being king.

    Dog   Kings   Hate  
  • Try pausing right before and right after undertaking a new action, even something simple like putting a key in a lock to open a door. Such pauses take a brief moment, yet they have the effect of decompressing time and centering you.

    Simple   Keys   Doors  
  • No matter whether failure came A thousand different times, For one brief moment of success, Life rang its golden chimes.

  • One day [when I relapsed] I walked into a store and saw a little bottle of Jack Daniel's. And then that voice - I call it the 'lower power' - goes, 'Hey. Just a taste. Just one.' I drank it, and there was that brief moment of 'Oh, I'm okay!' But it escalated so quickly. Within a week I was buying so many bottles I sounded like a wind chime walking down the street.

    Suicide   Wind   Voice  
  • Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great space of human change and progress some general human purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment.

  • I understood how a man who has nothing left in this world still may know bliss, be it only for a brief moment, in the contemplation of his beloved.

    Men   World   May  
    Viktor E. Frankl (2015). “Man's Search For Meaning, Gift Edition”, p.35, Beacon Press
  • The English people believes itself to be free; it is gravely mistaken; it is free only during election of members of parliament; as soon as the members are elected, the people is enslaved; it is nothing. In the brief moment of its freedom, the English people makes such a use of that freedom that it deserves to lose it.

    "Of The Social Contract, Or Principles of Political Right" by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, translated by G. D. H. Cole, III, Ch. 15, 1913.
  • What is important is that our optical awareness rids itself of classical notions of beauty and opens itself more and more to the beauty of the instant and of these surprising points of view that appear for a brief moment and never return; those are what make photography an art.

    Photography   Art   Views  
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