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  • there was not much distinction between losing a friend and a lover: it was all about intimacy. One moment, you had someone to share your biggest triumph, and fatal flaws with; the next minute, you had to keep them bottled inside.

    Jodi Picoult (2009). “Handle with Care: A Novel”, p.331, Simon and Schuster
  • That is the key to history. Terrific energy is expended - civilizations are built up - excellent institutions devised; but each time something goes wrong. Some fatal flaw always brings the selfish and cruel people to the top, and then it all slides back into misery and ruin. In fact, the machine conks. It seems to start up all right and runs a few yards, and then it breaks down.

    Running   Selfish   Keys  
    C. S. Lewis (1952). “Mere Christianity: a revised and enlarged edition, with a new introduction, of the three books, The case for Christianity, Christian behaviour, and Beyond personality”, Scribner Paper Fiction
  • The fatal flaw of human wisdom is that it promises that you can change your relationships without needing to change yourself.

    Timothy S. Lane, Paul David Tripp (2006). “Relationships: A Mess Worth Making”, p.7, David C Cook
  • Besides the obvious difference, there was not much distinction between losing a best friend and losing a lover: it was all about intimacy. One moment, you had someone to share your biggest triumphs and fatal flaws with; the next minute, you had to keep them bottled inside. One moment, you'd start to call her to tell her a snippet of news or to vent about your awful day before realizing you did not have that right anymore; the next, you could not remember the digits of her phone number.

    Jodi Picoult (2009). “Handle with Care: A Novel”, p.331, Simon and Schuster
  • The fatal flaw of most utopian visions is that they're fundamentally static, and that's not a comfortable place for humans to live. Fourier was very good at imagining a utopia that is constantly changing and very busy, but a vision of paradise that would have been most tantalizing to an underfed overworked factory worker in 1840 doesn't have much appeal in fiction because it's not a story.

    Source: therumpus.net
  • Like all real heroes, Charley had a fatal flaw. He refused to believe that he had gonorrhea, whereas the truth was that he did.

    Real   Believe   Hero  
    Kurt Vonnegut (2011). “God Bless You, Mr Rosewater”, p.142, Random House
  • ... She knew in her heart that to be without optimism, that core of reasonless hope in the spirit rather than the brain, was a fatal flaw, the seed of death.

    Heart   Optimism   Brain  
    Anne Perry (2011). “Callander Square”, p.184, Open Road Media
  • The biggest fatal flaw in most fictional portrayals of nanotech - what sends those books arcing across the room - is ignoring that the nanobots need energy to do... anything.

    Book   Energy   Needs  
  • Normally when a person has a stellar image another person's waiting in the wings to tear them apart. They're waiting for that one fatal flaw to expose itself.

    Wings   Waiting   Tears  
    Jay Asher (2016). “Thirteen Reasons Why 10th Anniversary Edition”, p.104, Penguin
  • your loved ones have been used to lure you into Kronos's traps. Your fatal flaw is personal loyalty Percy. You do not know when it is time to cut your losses. To save a friend you would sacrifice the world.

    Loyalty   Cutting   Loss  
  • Here in the United States, we're consumed by our love of money and status. We think bigger is better, and if we can just get that promotion, all will be well with our souls. There's one fatal flaw to this mindset: it's all smoke and mirrors.

    Thinking   Mirrors   Soul  
    "Count Your Blessings and Watch them Multiply" by Jen Lilley, www.marandapleasantmedia.com.
  • Americans respect talent only insofar as it leads to fame, and we reserve our most fervent admiration for famous people who destroy their lives as well as their talent. The fatal flaws of Elvis, Judy, and Marilyn register much higher on our national applause meter than their living achievements. In Amerca, talent is merely a tool for becoming famous in life so you can become more famous in death - where all are equal.

  • My fatal flaw is hubris. The brown stuff they spread on veggie sandwiches? No, seaweed brain. That's hummus. Hubris is worse. What could be worse than hummus?

  • I am not good at noticing when I'm happy, except in retrospect. My gift, or fatal flaw, is for nostalgia. I have sometimes been accused of demanding perfection, of rejecting heart's desires as soon as I get close enough that the mysterious impressionistic gloss disperses into plain solid dots, but the truth is less simplistic than that. I know very well that perfection is made up of frayed, off-struck mundanities. I suppose you could say my real weakness is a kind of long-sightedness: usually it is only at a distance, and much too late, that I can see the pattern.

    Distance   Real   Heart  
  • Hubris means deadly pride. Thinking you can do things better than anyone else.

    Mean   Pride   Thinking  
    Rick Riordan (2013). “Demigods and Monsters: Your Favorite Authors on Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series”, p.173, BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Does such a thing as 'the fatal flaw,' that showy dark crack running down the middle of a life, exist outside literature? I used to think it didn't. Now I think it does. And I think that mine is this: a morbid longing for the picturesque at all costs.

    Running   Dark   Thinking  
    Donna Tartt (2011). “The Secret History”, p.7, Vintage
  • Just like a man grieving because he has recently lost in his dreams some thing that he had never had in reality, or hoping that tomorrow he would dream that he found it again. That is how mathematics is created; it has its fatal flaw.

    Dream   Reality   Men  
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (1979). “Five novels”
  • The fatal flaw of gravity; when you are down, everything falls down on you.

    Fall   Flaws   Gravity  
  • Our contemporary brand of socialism has one fatal flaw. It's too expensive. When you try to shower benefits on so many recipients, you eventually must resort to subterfuge. Foremost among those tricks is money and credit expansion. Inevitably, you debase your currency.

  • And like I said, I didn't know him very well, but my ears perked up whenever I heard his name. I guess I wanted to hear something - anything - juicy. Not because I wanted to spread gossip. I just couldn't believe someone could be that good. If he was actually that good... wonderful. Great! But it became a personal game of mine. How long could I go on hearing nothing but good things about Clay Jensen? Normally, when a person has a stellar image, another person's waiting in the wings to tear them apart. They're waiting for that one fatal flaw to expose itself. But not with Clay.

    Believe   Games   Names  
    Jay Asher (2011). “Thirteen Reasons Why”, p.199, Penguin
  • I would say that my fatal flaw, as a human being, is that I need people to like me, and if they don't like me, I will obsess over it - and try to change my personality until they like me - even if they don't like me for reasons that have nothing to do with me, and even if they're strangers.

    "'Star Trek's' Damon Lindelof on 'Star Wars' Influences and His 'Fatal Flaw'". Interview with Marc Bernardin, www.hollywoodreporter.com. May 15, 2013.
  • Does such a thing as "the fatal flaw," that showy dark crack running down the middle of a life, exist outside literature?

    Running   Dark   Doe  
    Donna Tartt (2011). “The Secret History”, p.7, Vintage
  • Liberalism's fatal flaw,... is that it has no permanent norms, only a succession of enthusiasms espoused by minor prophets. Each of these seems like a hot new idea to liberals, but soon goes to irksome and destructive extremes.

    Ideas   Hot   Enthusiasm  
  • Annabeth:My fatal flaw. That's what the Sirens showed me. My fatal flaw is hubris. Percy: the brown stuff they spread on veggie sandwiches? Annabeth:No, Seaweed Brain. That's HUMMUS. hubris is worse. Percy: what could be worse than hummus? Annabeth: Hubris means deadly pride, Percy. Thinking you can do things better than anyone else... Even the gods.

    Mean   Pride   Thinking  
  • The political disfunction that has brought about the shutdown and now threatens default, isn't so much gridlock. It is exposing the fatal flaw in our Constitution and highly distinct system of government. In other words, it's the Constitution's fault. Something truly catastrophic was bound to happen sooner or later.

  • One area of law more than any other besmirches the constitutional vision of human dignity. . . . The barbaric death penalty violates our Constitution. Even the most vile murderer does not release the state from its obligation to respect dignity, for the state does not honor the victim by

    Law   Punishment   People  
  • It is so strange, to encounter an ex. It's as if you're in a foreign film, and what you're saying face-to-face has nothing to do with the subtitles flowing beneath you. We are so careful not to touch, although once upon a time, I slept plastered to him in our bed, like lichen on a rock. We are two strangers who knows every shameful secret, every hidden freckle, every fatal flaw in each other.

    Jodi Picoult (2011). “Sing You Home: A Novel”, p.240, Simon and Schuster
  • I'm a coward when it comes to matters of the heart. That is my fatal flaw.

    Heart   Coward   Matter  
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