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Jonathan Safran Foer
“When the three of us, the three men named Alex, gathered in Father's house that night to converse the journey, Grandfather said, "I do not want to do it. I am retarded, and I did not become a retarded person in order to have to perform shit such as this. I am done with it.”
Jonathan Safran Foer
Kevin Swanson
“When many Christian teachers enter the public schools, instead of teaching the fear of God as the beginning of knowledge, they do just the opposite. They teach children not to fear God. In so doing, they contribute to the ongoing demise of the Christian faith in academics, politics, and the marketplace.”
Kevin Swanson, The Tattooed Jesus: What Would the Real Jesus Do with Pop Culture?
Nora Roberts
“If she’d had enough thread, she could’ve crocheted the Taj Mahal.”
Nora Roberts, Nora Roberts: The Inn Boonsboro Trilogy
“But another way to look at this is that the social web is simply bringing us back to our marketplace roots where personal connection, immediacy, and word of mouth validation are the most important marketing considerations. We’re returning to the way people have ALWAYS wanted to buy from us – person to person. Humans buy from humans.  And now you have the opportunity to humanize your company and join in the commercial renaissance, too.”
Mark W. Schaefer, Social Media Explained: Untangling the World's Most Misunderstood Business Trend
“The worst can always be true," Papa said grimly.”
Kristen Hannah
“You can actually herd cats. They can't be forced, of course. But if they sense something they want, if there enticed by something good, they'll follow, even in herds.”
Ron Suskind, The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism
Robert Graves
“The Argonauts looked at one another in amazement and exclaimed with one voice: ‘Hercules!”
Robert Graves, Hercules, My Shipmate
Federico García Lorca
“El caracol pregunta: "¿Pero qué son las estrellas?" "Son luces que llevamos sobre nuestra cabeza". "Nosotras no las vemos", las hormigas comentan. Y el caracol: "Mi vista sólo alcanza a las hierbas.”
Federico García Lorca, Obras Completas de Federico García Lorca: Biblioteca de Grandes Escritores
Rick Riordan
“Why is it inscribed Made in Bangladesh?”
Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes
Mary Shelley
“Listen to me, Frankenstein. You accuse me of murder, and yet you would, with a satisfied conscience, destroy your own creature.”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Jonathan Franzen
“she approached the town of Pampa. This part of the Panhandle was so flat that it was paradoxically vertiginous, a two-dimensional planetary surface off which, having no trace of topography to hold on to, you felt you could fall or be swept. No relief in any sense of the word. The land so commercially and agriculturally marginal that Pampans thought nothing of wasting it by the half acre, so that each low and ugly building sat by itself. Dusty dead or dying halfheartedly planted trees floated by in Leila’s headlights. To her they were Texan and therefore lovely in their way. The Sonic parking”
Jonathan Franzen, Purity
“Do people talk about the war?” Miller asked. “Often,” the missionary said. “Anyone make sense of it?” “No. I don’t believe war ever does. It’s a madness that’s in our nature. Sometimes it recurs; sometimes it subsides.” “Sounds like a disease.” “The herpes simplex of the species?” the missionary said with a laugh. “I suppose there are worse ways to think of it. I’m afraid that as long as we’re human, it will be with us.”
James S.A. Corey, Leviathan Wakes
“After orbiting the moon, mundane business problems did not faze him.”
William N. Thorndike, The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success
Randy Alcorn
“We will look into God’s eyes and see what we’ve always longed to see: the person who made us for his own good pleasure. Seeing God will be like seeing everything else for the first time. Why? Because not only will we see God, he will be the lens through which we see everything else—other people, ourselves, and the events of our earthly lives.”
Randy Alcorn, 50 Days of Heaven: Reflections That Bring Eternity to Light
David Orr
“A dead writer often finds himself at the mercy of something other than friends.”
David Orr
Kate Perry
“Trae a tu musa para que podamos compartirla.”
Kate Perry, Perfecto para Ti
“Compulsory heterosexuality produces not the homosexual but differences, conflicts and hierarchies among homosexualities at the level of identity, culture, and politics.”
Steven Seidman
“Amo dormir, quisiera dormir horas de horas hasta dejar de tener sueño, sino, no tendría sentido dormir.”
Carlos Icaza, Memorias de un Último Beso
“Every decision you make is a slight edge decision. What you’re going to do, how you’re going to act, what you’re going to read, who you’re going to chat with on the phone, what you’re going to eat for lunch, who you’re going to associate with. How you’re going to treat your fellow workers. What you’re going to get done today.”
Jeff Olson, The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness
Os Guinness
“unbelief turns on an act of will and a habit of mind shaped by choice.”
Os Guinness, Fool's Talk: Recovering the Art of Christian Persuasion
“As historian Dick de Mildt argues, “By converting the criminal actors of the story into demon-like lunatics, we distance ourselves from them in a radical fashion, assuming them to belong to a different species which only remotely resembles us in physiognomy.”
James Waller, Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing
Rainbow Rowell
“Reagan wore eyeliner all the way around her eyes. Like a hard-ass Kate Middleton. And even though she was bigger than most girls-big hips, big chest, wide shoulders-she carried herself like she was exactly the same size everyone wanted to be. And everyone went along with it.”
Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl
“Further evidence of perpetrators’ lack of overt psychopathology is found in reports of their early reactions to the human suffering caused by their extraordinary evil. A wide range of perpetrator accounts reveal that initial involvement in killing often led to nightmares, anxiety attacks, debilitating guilt, depression, gastrointestinal problems, temporary impotence, hallucinations, substance abuse, numerous bodily complaints, and many other signs of stress reactions.”
James Waller, Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing
Joseph Conrad
“I looked around, and I don't know why, but I assure you that never, never before, did this land, this river, this jungle, the very arch of this blazing sky, appear to me so hopeless and so dark, so impenetrable to human thought, so pitiless to human weakness.”
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
“Our face is exquisitely expressive. Its features are incredibly mobile, more so than any other primate's. Because our face "speaks for itself" with muscular eloquence and candor, speech has comparatively few words (such as, e.g., "smile," "pout," or "frown") for its diverse gestures (see, e.g., TENSE-MOUTH and TONGUE-SHOW, which lack dictionary entries). Emotionally, the face is mightier than the word.”
David B. Givens, The NONVERBAL DICTIONARY of gestures, signs and body language cues
“Hohne concludes: “The system and the rhythm of mass extermination were directed not by sadists . . . [but by] worthy family men brought up in the belief that anti-semitism was a form of pest control, harnessed into an impersonal mechanical system working with the precision of militarised industry and relieving the individual of any sense of personal responsibility.”
James Waller, Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing
“Their combined verbal and nonverbal IQs make hands our most expressive body parts. Hands have more to say even than faces, for not only do fingers show emotion, depict ideas, and point to butterflies on the wing--they can also read Braille, speak in sign languages, and write poetry. Our hands are such incredibly gifted communicators that they always bear watching.”
David B. Givens, The NONVERBAL DICTIONARY of gestures, signs and body language cues
“The “necessary personnel” sought for this duty were not sadists and psychopaths. As a matter of fact, a systematic effort was made to weed out all those who might derive pleasure from what had to be done. There was a fear that they would not be as efficient, effective, and dependable as killers for this special operation. “Ordinary” and “sane” people, whose loyalty was to a worthy cause and who could be bent to the commission of extraordinary evil in support of that cause, were thought to be much better candidates.”
James Waller, Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing
Louisa May Alcott
“He was neither rich nor great, young nor handsome, - in no respect what is called fascinating, imposing or brilliant; and yet he was as attractive as a genial fire, and people seemed to gather about him as naturally as about a warm hearth.”
Louisa May Alcott
Matthew Henry
“God's servants must think nothing below them but sin.”
Matthew Henry, Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible
Christi Caldwell
Christi Caldwell, Scandalous Seasons: The First Three Scandalous Seasons Novels
S.C. Reynolds
“But the past was the past, and mentioning it wasn’t going to make it any different.”
S.C. Reynolds, Immortal After All
“One of the most important decisions any CEO makes is how he spends his time—specifically, how much time he spends in three essential areas: management of operations, capital allocation, and investor relations.”
William N. Thorndike, The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success
“Paul's doctrine of a new covenant to replace the old 114 conflicts with the very idea of the covenant, and even with the words of Jeremiah.”
Kaufmann Kohler, Jewish Theology
Lauren Groff
“[A Leo, which explains him entirely.]”
Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies
Randy Alcorn
“We need a generation of heavenly minded people who see human beings and the earth itself not simply as they are, but as God intends them to be. Such people will pass on a heritage to their children far more valuable than any inheritance.”
Randy Alcorn, 50 Days of Heaven: Reflections That Bring Eternity to Light
“I am reminded of the story of the man who visits a Zen master. The man asks, “What truths can you teach me?” The master replies, “Do you like tea?” The man nods his head, and the master pours him a cup of tea. The cup fills and the tea spills. Still the master pours. The man, of course, protests, and the master responds, “Return to me when you are empty.” The lesson here is that we need to empty ourselves of our preconceived beliefs in order to be open to a broader, more complex reality.”
Susan Scott, Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
“It is the full involvement of flow, rather than happiness, that makes for excellence in life.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Finding Flow: The Psychology Of Engagement With Everyday Life
Lauren Groff
“Beauty puts a fine point on grief, shoots bull’s-eye into the heart.”
Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies
Ta-Nehisi Coates
“But the price of error is
higher for you than it is for
your countrymen, and so
that America might justify
itself, the story of a black
body’s destruction must
always begin with his or
her error, real or imagined...”
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
Robert Kroese
“No, I mean Mutual Assured Destruction. MAD. And that's only part of it. As you imply, the problem with MAD, from the standpoint of one trying to bring about Armageddon, is that there is no rational motivation on either side that would prompt a first strike. And if no one strikes first, there's no war. That's the first problem." "And the second?" "MAD only applies when there is approximate parity between two nuclear powers," Mercury explained. "If you have disparity, such as at the end of the Second World War, when the United States had nuclear weapons but no one else did, the side with nuclear weapons is so much stronger than its competitors that there's no need to use them. I mean, after the initial demonstration. It didn't matter that the United States had only two bombs, because they never had to use another one. For that matter, they probably didn't need to use the second one." "So in either case, whether there is parity or disparity, there's no incentive to use nuclear weapons.”
Robert Kroese, Mercury Falls
Matthew Henry
“He that speaks evil of his brother is said to speak evil of the law, and consequently of the Law-maker,”
Matthew Henry, Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible
Anne Frasier
“Forgot my coffee on my desk.” True, but an excuse all the same. Her next choice would be PMS, but PMS got a bad rap. Her theory about PMS was that it simply lifted the veil. It wasn’t always pleasant to see the world so clearly, so it only happened once a month.”
Anne Frasier, Pretty Dead
Ta-Nehisi Coates
“I could have
you arrested!” Which is to
say: “I could take your
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
Blaze Ward
“Amateurs studied tactics. Professionals studied strategy. Conquerors studied logistics.”
Blaze Ward, Auberon
Ben H. Winters
“civilization is just a bunch of promises, that’s all it is.”
Ben H. Winters, Countdown City
“For I am God and no mortal, the Holy One in your midst, and I will not come in wrath” (Hos 11:9). That is an astounding statement. It says: God’s holiness, his Being Wholly Other, in contradistinction to everything human, is disclosed not in his righteous anger, not even in his inscrutable and inaccessible transcendence. God’s being God is revealed in his mercy. Mercy is the expression of his divine essence.”
Cardinal Walter Kasper, Mercy: The Essence of the Gospel and the Key to Christian Life
Matthew Henry
“so bad a thing is it to invade God's property, and so cautious should we be to abstain from all appearances of this evil.”
Matthew Henry, Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible
Bathroom Readers' Institute
“refuses to touch the ground-floor button in elevators and loathes shaking hands with people, especially teachers. “According to a new study, teachers have the”
Bathroom Readers' Institute, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Germophobia
زكي نجيب محمود
“فقيرة هي النفس التي لا تستطيع أن تقف موقف سواها،لترى ما ترى و تحس كما تحس و هيهات عندنا أن تجد صاحب النفس الغنية بخيالها الخصبة بشعورها”
زكي نجيب محمود, الكوميديا الأرضية
Bathroom Readers' Institute
“Howie Mandel. When the comedian hosted the game show Deal or No Deal, he refused to touch palms with contestants unless he was wearing latex gloves.”
Bathroom Readers' Institute, Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Germophobia
Anita Nair
“PANIC FANS THE flames of fear. Panic dulls. Panic stills. Panic tugs at soaring dreams and hurls them down to earth. Panic destroys.”
Anita Nair, Ladies Coupe
Sue Grafton
“The space smelled”
Sue Grafton, X
Ta-Nehisi Coates
“All my life I’d heard people
tell their black boys and
black girls to “be twice as
good,” which is to say
“accept half as much.”
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
Ben H. Winters
“One does not contemplate failure, or even death, when one believes oneself to be on a crusade.”
Ben H. Winters, Countdown City
Erlend Loe
“Elevators are brilliant. I’m going to stand here a little longer. The good thing about riding in an elevator as a grown-up is that nobody questions my being in the elevator. Nobody suspects me of just riding the elevator. I look like I’m one of the others.”
Erlend Loe
Peggy Orenstein
“Women are one-half of the world’s people; they do two-thirds of the world’s work; they earn one-tenth of the world’s income; they own one one-hundredth of the world’s property.”
Peggy Orenstein, Schoolgirls: Young Women, Self Esteem, and the Confidence Gap
Ta-Nehisi Coates
“I didn’t always have things,
but I had people—I always
had people.”
Ta-Nehisi Coates
John F. MacArthur Jr.
“If you suffer for the truth of the gospel, and you will, remember you’re in good company. You’re following the best example who ever served God; you are on the Lord’s side, casting off self-righteousness to walk through the narrow gospel gate that leads to eternal life, and faithfully giving that gospel to others.”
John F. MacArthur Jr., Hard to Believe: The High Cost and Infinite Value of Following Jesus
John F. MacArthur Jr.
“That’s the choice: eternal death or eternal life. To gain eternal life, you have to let go of your spiritual pride, and die to yourself. To lead others to Christ, to save them from this eternal judgment, you have to speak that truth in love; you have to tell them the truth without pulling any punches. Does that seem impossible? Will your audience turn you off? Well, as we can see, they turned Jesus off. In fact, they hated His message so much, His own neighbors and relatives, in a rage, tried to kill him for preaching it.”
John F. MacArthur Jr., Hard to Believe: The High Cost and Infinite Value of Following Jesus
John F. MacArthur Jr.
“Probably nothing is more true of sinners today than that they think they are free. They see Christianity as some kind of bondage. It is all about rights: “No one is going to infringe on my rights. I can be what I want to be. I’m free to be myself.” You hear that inane statement again and again. Such people are not free. The Bible defines them as prisoners. Sin has indebted them to God, and it’s a debt they cannot pay. They are in bondage, and they are awaiting eternal death. According to Hebrews 2:15, Satan wields the power of death and holds captive “those who through fear of death [are] all their lifetime subject to bondage.” They are the children of wrath; Ephesians 2:2 calls them “sons of disobedience” who are under the power of, and in bondage to, their own sin. The divine sentence on them is incarceration for eternity in hell, where they will never die. The real Sovereign over them, the real Judge who has imprisoned them, called them guilty, and sentenced them to death, is God Himself. It is God who destroys both soul and body in hell. The sinner is a prisoner of Satan and sin, but more than that, he’s a prisoner of God, the eternal Executioner, who is holding him accountable and has him awaiting a horrific, unending death.”
John F. MacArthur Jr., Hard to Believe: The High Cost and Infinite Value of Following Jesus
Margaret Atwood
“It was after the catastrophe, when they shot the president and machine-gunned the Congress and the army declared a state of emergency. They blamed it on the Islamic fanatics, at the time. Keep calm, they said on television. Everything is under control. I was stunned. Everyone was, I know that. It was hard to believe. The entire government, gone like that. How did they get in, how did it happen? That was when they suspended the Constitution. They said it would be temporary. There wasn't even any rioting in the streets. People stayed home at night, watching television, looking for some direction. There wasn't even an enemy you could put your finger on.”
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
Katie Graykowski
“was the basis for love.” If”
Katie Graykowski, Saving Grace
“Newspapers need provocative headlines to entice readers, but they were right to feature the U.S. devaluation. It was the second time in fourteen months that the dollar had been devalued after remaining stable at thirty-five dollars since 1934.”
William L. Silber, Volcker
“Alfred Adler, desarrolló la teoría del complejo de inferioridad.
Según Adler, los niños que sufren una percepción de desarraigo a resultas de haber padecido una infancia mala, plena de burlas, sufrimientos, rechazos, tienden a buscar “sobre compensaciones” que pueden ser en la forma de determinados logros exagerados. Aquí también ves que las humillaciones, las líneas vergonzosas de la propia biografía, pueden modificar la propia posición en el Mapa de la Autoestima, llevando a que se necesiten, de manera más urgente, determinadas hazañas.
La “hazaña escudo” es lo mismo que la sobre-compensación de Adler, pero a futuro.
Si la compensación, es una hazaña que se busca para que duela menos la anti-hazaña que ya tenemos, que ya sufrimos, la hazaña escudo, en cambio, es un paragolpes que preparamos por un miedo enfermizo que tenemos a la posible llegada de una anti-hazaña. Es un paragolpes. Es como una anestesia de baja calidad para que, si llega la anti-hazaña, duela menos.
Como desarrollaremos en este capítulo, las hazañas escudo están detrás de certezas como pesimismo, hipocondría, delirios de persecución, y de comportamientos como auto-boicot, agresividad paranoide, etc.”
martín ross, El M.A.S. y El M.A.P.: Una Teoria Psicologica
James Gleick
“By their dependence on the spoken word for information, people were drawn together into a tribal mesh … the spoken word is more emotionally laden than the written.… Audile-tactile tribal man partook of the collective unconscious, lived in a magical integral world patterned by myth and ritual, its values divine.* Up to a point, maybe. Yet three centuries earlier, Thomas Hobbes, looking from a vantage where literacy was new, had taken a less rosy view. He could see the preliterate culture more clearly: “Men lived upon gross experience,” he wrote. “There was no method; that is to say, no sowing nor planting of knowledge by itself, apart from the weeds and common plants of error and conjecture.” A sorry place, neither magical nor divine. Was McLuhan right, or was Hobbes? If we are ambivalent, the ambivalence began with Plato. He witnessed writing’s rising dominion; he asserted its force and feared its lifelessness. The writer-philosopher embodied a paradox. The same paradox was destined to reappear in different guises, each technology of information bringing its own powers and its own fears.”
James Gleick, The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
Ben H. Winters
“This then will be the shape and the feel of the world: an abandoned shell, signs of old life, curious animals wandering in and out of ruins, the wilderness crowding in, overtaking all human structures and human things.”
Ben H. Winters, Countdown City
“That same year, in an interview with the New Yorker, Kelley continued his dismissal of the “mad Nazi” thesis: “With the exception of Dr. Ley, there wasn’t an insane Joe in the crowd. That’s what makes this trial important—there are twenty-one ruthless people with counterparts all over the world, none of them sufficiently deviate to be locked up by society under normal conditions.”
James Waller, Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing
John F. MacArthur Jr.
“Es un peligro, aun para la gente que ama a Cristo, que lleguemos a estar tan involucrados haciendo cosas para Él que comencemos a descuidar el oírlo y recordar lo que ha hecho por nosotros. Nunca debemos permitir que nuestro servicio a Cristo sobrepase nuestra adoración a Él. El momento en que nuestras obras llegan a ser más importantes que nuestra adoración, significa que hemos cambiado de lugar las verdaderas prioridades. En el momento en que se alcen las buenas acciones por sobre la doctrina y la verdadera adoración, también se estarán arruinando las obras. Hacer buenas obras por las obras tiende a exaltar el ego y a despreciar la obra de Dios. Buenas acciones, caridad humana y acciones de bondad son expresiones cruciales de una fe real, pero deben fluir de una verdadera confianza en la redención de Dios y su justicia. Después de todo, nuestras propias buenas obras nunca podrán ser un medio para ganarnos el favor de Dios; por eso es que en las Escrituras el foco de la fe está siempre sobre lo que Dios ha hecho por nosotros, y nunca sobre lo que nosotros hemos hecho por Él (Romanos 10.2–4).”
John F. MacArthur Jr., Las lecturas diarias de MacArthur: Desatando la verdad de Dios un día a la vez
“He swung so hard, you could’ve turned him upside down and shaken every piece of change out of his pocket, and he would have never missed a beat.”
James Kaplan, Sinatra: The Chairman
John F. MacArthur Jr.
“Porque somos hechura suya, creados en Cristo Jesús para buenas obras, las cuales Dios preparó de antemano para que anduviésemos en ellas. EFESIOS 2.10 No se puede dejar de subrayar que las obras no juegan ningún papel en la obtención de la salvación. Sin embargo, las buenas obras tienen que ver con vivir la salvación. Ninguna obra buena puede ganar la salvación, pero las buenas obras son el resultado de la salvación genuina. Las buenas obras no son necesarias para llegar a ser un discípulo, pero las buenas obras son necesarias como las marcas de todos los verdaderos discípulos. Dios, después de todo, nos ordenó que anduviésemos en ellas. Tenga en cuenta que antes de que podamos hacer alguna buena obra para el Señor, Él hace su buena obra en nosotros. Por la gracia de Dios, llegamos a ser «hechura suya, creados en Cristo Jesús para buenas obras». La misma gracia que nos dio vida juntamente con Cristo y nos resucitó con Él, nos capacita para hacer las buenas obras para las que Él nos ha salvado. Advierta también que es Dios quien preparó estas buenas obras. No obtenemos ningún mérito por ellas. Incluso nuestras buenas obras son obras de su gracia. Sería apropiado llamarlas «obras de gracia». Son la evidencia corroborante de la verdadera salvación. Estas obras, al igual que todos los demás aspectos de la salvación divina, son el producto de la gracia soberana de Dios. Las buenas acciones y actitudes virtuosas son intrínsecas a lo que somos cristianos. Proceden de la naturaleza misma de quien vive en el reino de los cielos. Al igual que los inconversos son pecadores por naturaleza, los redimidos son justos por naturaleza.”
John F. MacArthur Jr., Las lecturas diarias de MacArthur: Desatando la verdad de Dios un día a la vez
“face. A fierce expression,”
Stuart G Yates, Unflinching: A Western
“Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve; anatomical path and sensory area innervation. Lateral femoral cutaneous neuropathy is also known as meralgia paresthetica.”
J. D. Hoppenfeld, Fundamentals of Pain Medicine: How to Diagnose and Treat your Patients
“The lateral femoral cutaneous nerve is purely sensory, derived from the L2 and L3 nerve root. It passes just medial and inferior to the anterior superior iliac spine, where it is accessed for a nerve block. The nerve then passes beneath the inguinal ligament. It enters the thigh and supplies sensation to the anterolateral aspect of the thigh, starting just below the hip (Fig. 2-21).”
J. D. Hoppenfeld, Fundamentals of Pain Medicine: How to Diagnose and Treat your Patients
Tillie Cole
“I am a survivor. The scars he found so repulsive were a testament to my strength. I cannot, will not, be ashamed of actions thrust on me by others.”
Tillie Cole, It Ain't Me, Babe
“We are reformers in the spring, but iin autumn we stand by the old. Ralph Waldo Emerson”
Ron Suskind, The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism
“Gilbert computed that the average IQ for the twenty-one Nazi defendants, with a high of 143 and a low of 106, was 128—falling in the superior to very superior range of intellectual abilities. (For purposes of comparison, the average IQ is 100; that of college graduates is 118; that of doctoral students is 125.)”
James Waller, Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing
“Myelopathy is any functional disturbance and/or pathologic change in the spinal cord.”
J. D. Hoppenfeld, Fundamentals of Pain Medicine: How to Diagnose and Treat your Patients
Lauren Groff
“Church all day long. He made innocent faces when he thought bad thoughts. Even when he was alone, he performed.”
Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies
“The most common sites of spinal canal stenosis in the lower lumbar region are L4–L5 and L5–S1. There is no cord to be impinged at these levels, as the spinal cord usually ends at L1, thus the nerve roots only are impinged. Lumbar spine stenosis may result in radicular pain, neurogenic claudication, or both”
J. D. Hoppenfeld, Fundamentals of Pain Medicine: How to Diagnose and Treat your Patients
Brooke Davis
“All the grown-ups she knows keep taking bits of her guts away with them and never giving them back.”
Brooke Davis, Lost & Found
“Al estar la admiración a los padres sustentada en las hazañas de los padres, la misma cae en declive en la adolescencia. Si antes patear una pelota lejos era hazaña, el hijo ve que él mismo la puede patear más lejos. Entonces, el niño, para sentir que “creció”, y que pasó de la etapa anterior, necesita demostrarse que ya no considera a sus padres sus héroes.
El hijo sabe que la dependencia al amor y aprobación de ellos era un síntoma de su admiración, y de su etapa anterior. Ahora, para probarse a sí mismo que ya no tiene esa dependencia, realiza intencionalmente acciones que sabe que serán reprobadas por los padres. Hacer todo aquello que cause disgusto a los padres puede ser hazaña, porque demuestra, en esta etapa, que ya superó la admiración que antes les tenía, debido a que es capaz de afrontar a intención su desaprobación. El hijo se necesita demostrar a sí mismo que ya no teme su desaprobación, que ya no teme su desprecio, porque, cuando eso lo demuestra, entonces sabe que creció.”
martín ross, El M.A.S. y El M.A.P.: Una Teoria Psicologica
Blaze Ward
“Risk equals reward.” Or, as she privately thought of it, “Live by the sword…”
Blaze Ward, Auberon
“a vertebral body slips out of alignment, perfect symmetry is lost and the spinal canal becomes narrowed at that area (Fig. 2-17). This phenomenon is known as spondylolisthesis (spon-dee-low-lis-THEE-sis), spondylo meaning spine, and listhesis meaning slippage.”
J. D. Hoppenfeld, Fundamentals of Pain Medicine: How to Diagnose and Treat your Patients
Lain Ehmann
“When you understand who you are at your core, you can more easily sort through options, ideas, offers, and opportunities in order to select the ones that more accurately reflect your skills, goals, and values.”
Lain Ehmann, FOUND: Rediscovering Your Dreams, Your Voice, and Your Life in 15 Minutes a Day
“the patient has had surgery, it is necessary to order an MRI with contrast to help differentiate between new pathology and scar tissue.”
J. D. Hoppenfeld, Fundamentals of Pain Medicine: How to Diagnose and Treat your Patients
Tom Standage
“One survey of American newspapers found that the number of articles written by papers’ own writers increased from 25 percent to 45 percent between the 1820s and 1850s.”
Tom Standage, Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years
“¿Cuál es el principal efecto del sentimiento de Envidia?
El deseo de despreciar, devaluar, al envidiado. Se intenta quitarle condición de hazaña a sus hazañas.
Al devaluar al envidiado, el envidioso logra dejar de sufrir la envidia, y por eso trata de argumentar, pensar, y denostar la hazaña del otro para tratar de quitarle brillo. A medida que le quita esplendor, disminuye su sufrimiento.
Es decir: contrariamente a lo que el sentido común indica, el principal efecto de la Envidia no es “Destruir” sino “Despreciar”.”
martín ross, El M.A.S. y El M.A.P.: Una Teoria Psicologica
“Motor testing on physical examination also helps identify which nerve root may be affected. If there is weakness in the biceps, this indicates C5 and C6, whereas triceps weakness is C7. If a patient also has upper motor neuron signs on examination (increased reflexes, increased tone, fasciculations, clonus), it indicates that not only the nerve root is affected but the spinal cord may be involved.”
J. D. Hoppenfeld, Fundamentals of Pain Medicine: How to Diagnose and Treat your Patients
Margo Lanagan
“as if the world were a pot on the boil and someone had taken its lid off and let the steam pour up wildly.”
Margo Lanagan, The Brides of Rollrock Island
“The announcement of the verdicts was completed on October 1, 1946. Appropriately, this date fell on Yom Kippur, the climax of the High Holy Days in Judaism. This sacred Day of Atonement is the day to face up to one’s sins and their consequences. On this day, the tribunal would announce the consequences of the sins committed against humanity by the twenty-two Nazi defendants.”
James Waller, Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing
Susanne O'Leary
“course, she found them sexy. Daisy sighed and gave up the self-therapy. No use dwelling on it. She decided then and there to stay away from men for a while—maybe forever.”
Susanne O'Leary, Borrowed Dreams
“when paresthesia is felt into the thumb, it is the C6 nerve root; when it goes into the middle finger, it is the C7 nerve root; and when paresthesia is felt into the pinky, it is the C8 nerve root”
J. D. Hoppenfeld, Fundamentals of Pain Medicine: How to Diagnose and Treat your Patients
Liu Cixin
“Earth’s suitability for human life was no coincidence, much less an effect of the anthropic principle, but rather was an outcome of the long-term interaction between the biosphere and the natural environment,”
Liu Cixin, The Dark Forest
“Figure 2-13 Motor testing for lower-extremity radicular level. A: Quad strength corresponding to the L4 nerve root. B: Dorsiflexion corresponding to L5 nerve root. C: Plantar flexion corresponding to the S1 nerve root.”
J. D. Hoppenfeld, Fundamentals of Pain Medicine: How to Diagnose and Treat your Patients
“I always bring back books for the library. Books have everything in them. After the end of the world, you cannot learn a goddamned thing from a computer or a television screen.”
Andrew Smith
“Los dos efectos más importantes que tienen las hazañas y las anti-hazañas es que afectan dos cosas 1) el orgullo 2) el prestigio social.

Por ello, por deducción, podemos predecir 2 grandes clases de mentiras relacionadas con hazañas y anti-hazañas:

1) Mentiras para proteger prestigio social o aprobación externa.

¿Esto existe? Sí, se puede comprobar a simple vista. El pescador que vuelve del lago, agranda el tamaño del pescado que dice que pescó (hazaña, agranda su hazaña) para aumentar su prestigio. El nene que vuelve del colegio esconde su boletín con baja nota avergonzado (anti-hazaña) lo esconde, y miente, para proteger su imagen.
Son las mentiras “al otro” para que no vea nuestra anti-hazaña, y proteger el prestigio social o la aprobación, o mentiras para exagerar o inventar hazañas.

2) Mentiras para proteger el Orgullo.

Esto ya es un poco complicado, pero al ver que es cierto lo anterior, se deduce que también tienen que existir mentiras para proteger nuestro orgullo.
Estas mentiras son sobre toda clase de anti-hazañas como anti-hazañas externas. Por ejemplo, el jugador de tenis arrogante “ve” que la pelota pico en el fleje, pero como eso afecta su orgullo ya que no la pudo atajar (anti-hazaña), se engaña y “ve” que picó afuera del fleje y realmente cree que fue mala. Sería el caso de auto-engaño para no ver una circunstancia externa.
Sin embargo, a veces la anti-hazaña, puede ser un sentimiento, una emoción, o un deseo, un recuerdo.
Es decir: la anti-hazaña es una experiencia interna.
Un ejemplo puede ser un deseo homosexual que en nuestro M.A.S. se considera anti-hazaña y tal vez en el M.A.P. de la persona también. Entonces puede esconderse de la mirada de los demás (mentira para proteger el prestigio) o esconderse de la propia mirada (mentira para proteger el orgullo).
Este tipo de anti-hazañas internas abarcan deseos, recuerdos de experiencias q y otras sensaciones, y precisamente este territorio es el inconsciente freudiano.
En la época de moral victoriana de Freud el deseo sexual fuera de los preceptos morales era gran anti-hazaña según el M.A.S. Por ende, es posible imaginar inicialmente el inconsciente como poblado por deseos prohibidos. Pero en nuestra época otras son las anti-hazañas internas como por ejemplo “el no placer” (las mujeres deben disfrutar el sexo), o por ejemplo el sufrimiento (parece que fuera una vergüenza sufrir), o también algunos recuerdos o experiencias.
La técnica del psiconálisis, mediante la asociación libre, puede reconciliar a la persona con esas anti-hazañas internas.”
martín ross, El M.A.S. y El M.A.P.: Una Teoria Psicologica
Lionel Shriver
“—Tiene miedo.

—No me importa que tenga miedo por ti. Lo que sí me importa es que tenga miedo de ti.”
Lionel Shriver, So Much for That
tags: fear, miedo
“The end of the world was one week old and it was getting out of hand.”
Andrew Smith
“Motor testing also helps identify which nerve root may be the source of the problem. If there is weakness in quadriceps strength, it indicates that the L4 nerve root may be affected. Weakness on dorsiflexion indicates that the L5 nerve root may be affected, whereas plantar flexion weakness is indicative of an S1 radiculopathy (Fig. 2-13). A good way to help remember these is as follows. “Quad” means four—L4. Bending five toes toward the patient (dorsiflexion) tests L5. Pressing down on the gas (plantar flexion) of a new S1 Porsche tests S1. A positive straight-leg test is a nonspecific sign for lumbar disc herniation. The patient experiences pain in the back when”
J. D. Hoppenfeld, Fundamentals of Pain Medicine: How to Diagnose and Treat your Patients

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