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  • When the voice of your friend or the page of your book sinks into democratic equality with the pattern of the wallpaper, the feel of your clothes, your memory of last night, and the noises from the road, you are falling asleep. The highly selective consciousness enjoyed by fully alert men, with all its builded sentiments and consecrated ideals, has as much to be called real as the drowsy chaos, and more.

    Dream   Memories   Real  
    C.S. Lewis (2005). “A Preface to Paradise Lost”, p.130, Atlantic Publishers & Dist
  • I think after Sam Nunn left, I'm the last guy in the Senate who got a majority white male vote in their state.

    Thinking   White   Guy  
  • Live each day as if it were your last. Learn as if you would live forever.

  • Allowing the pain of personal growth to be a crucible of your spirit-the alchemical grail through which the metal of your former self turns into gold-is one of the highest callings of life. Pain can burn you up and destroy you, or burn you up and redeem you. It can deliver you to an entrenched despair, or deliver you to your higher self. At midlife we decide, consciously or unconsciously, the path of the victim or the path of the phoenix when it is rising up at last.

    Pain   Self   Phoenix  
    Marianne Williamson (2009). “The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife: Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition”, p.74,
  • A useful word previously unknown to me: 'ergophobia', meaning 'fear or hatred of work'. At last I can define myself in one word.

    Hatred   Lasts   One Word  
    The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan (2001), entry for 26 Oct 1975.
  • If my time on earth were through and she must face the world without me, is the love I gave her in the past gonna be enough to last?

    Past   Lasts   Faces  
  • Jesus gave us a model for the work of the church at the Last Supper. While his disciples kept proposing more organization - Hey, let's elect officers, establish hierarchy, set standards of professionalism - Jesus quietly picked up a towel and basin of water and began to wash their feet.

    Philip Yancey (2010). “Church: Why Bother?: My Personal Pilgrimage”, p.62, Zondervan
  • This is what I have heard at last the wind in December lashing the old trees with rain unseen rain racing along the tiles under the moon wind rising and falling wind with many clouds trees in the night wind.

    Rain   Fall   Moon  
  • I think that the economics of book publishing favor hits with long book runs. You make all your money on the last bunch of books, not the first.

    Running   Book   Thinking  
  • The cycle of the machine is now coming to an end. Man has learned much in the hard discipline and the shrewd, unflinching grasp of practical possibilities that the machine has provided in the last three centuries: but we can no more continue to live in the world of the machine than we could live successfully on the barren surface of the moon.

    Moon   Men   Discipline  
    Lewis Mumford (2016). “The Culture of Cities”, p.372, Open Road Media
  • Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silv'ryTay! Alas! I am very sorry to say That ninety lives have been taken away On the last Sabbath day of1879, Which will be remember'd for a very long time.

    Beautiful   Time   Sorry  
    William Topaz McGonagall, “The Tay Bridge Disaster”
  • Crackling Rosie make me smile. God, if it lasts for an hour that's alright, to set the world right. Find us a dream that don't ask no questions.

    Dream   Alcohol   Drug  
  • It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea.

    Dylan Thomas (1968). “Quite Early One Morning”, p.16, New Directions Publishing
  • Well, I don't like the first bit and I don't know the last bit. So I'm really hoping the middle bit is exceptional.

    Lasts   Firsts   Middle  
    Eoin Colfer (2008). “Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony”, Miramax
  • If I had some information, the last thing I would ever do with it is send it to Wikileaks.

    "Charlie Rose", November 17, 2010.
  • Ability involves responsibility; power, to its last particle, is duty.

  • The Lord made it very clear at the start of this last dispensation that we were to take the gospel to all the world. ... Whatever our age, capacity, Church calling, or location, we are as one called to the work to help Him in His harvest of souls.

    Soul   Age   Church  
  • Where are Shakespeare's imagination, Bacon's learning, Galileo's dream? Where is the sweet fancy of Sidney, the airy spirit of Fletcher, and Milton's thought severe? Methinks such things should not die and dissipate, when a hair can live for centuries, and a brick of Egypt will last three thousand years. I am content to believe that the mind of man survives, somehow or other, his clay.

    Dream   Sweet   Believe  
  • We Americans are the best informed people on earth as to the events of the last twenty-four hours; we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries.

  • You are not going to be happy if you lose to a goal in the last minute. It is difficult to take and difficult to get out of your mind.

    Goal   Mind   Lasts  
  • There is a universe behind and before him. And the day is approaching when closing the last book on the last shelf on the far left; he will say to himself, "now what?

    Book   Lasts   Shelves  
    Jean-Paul Sartre (2013). “Nausea”, p.38, New Directions Publishing
  • Truth at last cannot be hidden. Dissimulation is of no avail. Dissimulation is to no purpose before so great a judge. Falsehood puts on a mask. Nothing is hidden under the sun.

    Judging   Purpose   Lasts  
    Leonardo Da Vinci, General Press (2016). “The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci”, p.250, GENERAL PRESS
  • Peace can be agreed around the conference table, but unless it grows in ordinary hearts and minds, it does not last. It may not even begin

    Heart   Mind   Ordinary  
  • Of all ignorance, the ignorance of the educated is the most dangerous. Not only are educated people likely to have more influence, they are the last people to suspect that they don't know what they are talking about when they go outside their narrow fields.

    Thomas Sowell (2006). “Ever Wonder Why? and Other Controversial Essays”, Hoover Inst Press
  • I could kiss you in the rain forever Turn all your pain to pleasure Fill up all your days with sunlight Make the passion last every night Give you my every possesion Make you my only obsession Climb up to the sky and pull down all the stars above But I could never love you enough

    Country   Song   Stars  
  • Cammie's going to be mad she missed this," Macey said to fill the silence. "Excuse me?" Hale asked. "Nothing." She shook her head. "I just...I have a friend who really likes air vents. And dumbwaiter shafts. And laundry chutes. Of course, the last time I was in a laundry chute, Cammie and I fell about a dozen stories..." "well, that sounds like fun." "it was either that or get kidnapped by terrorists, so I guess we got of easy.

    Fun   Air   Mad  
  • To wash and rinse our souls of their age-old sorrows,We drained a hundred jugs of wine.A splendid night it was . . . .In the clear moonlight we were loath to go to bed,But at last drunkenness overtook us;And we laid ourselves down on the empty mountain,The earth for pillow, and the great heaven for coverlet

    Wine   Night   Heaven  
    Li Po, “A Mountain Revelry”
  • The period of debate is closed. Arms, as a last resource, must decide the contest.

    Thomas Paine (1830). “The Political Writings of Thomas Paine: To which is Prefixed a Brief Sketch of the Author's Life”, p.33
  • Really, an historic night last night. You may have heard, Barack Obama will be the first black president of the United States of America. ... Obama is also the first Democrat to receive more than 50 percent of the vote since Jimmy Carter, the first senator to be elected since Jack Kennedy, the first Muslim to be ... I said too much.

    Night   America   Black  
  • I cannot but feel I have had a call from God to devote myself to help save souls in their last hour..... I have been drawn so strongly to pray for the dying and I believe it to be a work appointed for me, perpetual prayer for the dying.

    Prayer   Believe   Soul  
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