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Quotes About People

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Jarod Kintz
“There are pockets of wealth in this country. Mostly those pockets are in the politicians’ pants.”
Jarod Kintz, How to construct a coffin with six karate chops

Vera Nazarian
“On the late afternoon streets, everyone hurries along, going about their own business.

Who is the person walking in front of you on the rain-drenched sidewalk?

He is covered with an umbrella, and all you can see is a dark coat and the shoes striking the puddles.

And yet this person is the hero of his own life story.

He is the love of someone’s life.

And what he can do may change the world.

Imagine being him for a moment.

And then continue on your own way.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Yann Martel
“Just beyond the ticket booth Father had painted on a wall in bright red letters the question: DO YOU KNOW WHICH IS THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL IN THE ZOO? An arrow pointed to a small curtain. There were so many eager, curious hands that pulled at the curtain that we had to replace it regularly. Behind it was a mirror. ”
Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Andrew Matthews
“People who do not love themselves can adore others, because adoration is making someone else big and ourselves small. They can desire others, because desire comes out of sense of inner incompleteness, which demands to be filled. But they can not love others, because love is an affirmation of the living growing being in all of us. If you don’t have it, you cant give it.”
Andrew Matthews

Charles H. Spurgeon
“The day we find the perfect church, it becomes imperfect the moment we join it.”
Charles H. Spurgeon

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Virtue is under certain circumstances merely an honorable form of stupidity: who could be ill-disposed toward it on that account? And this kind of virtue has not been outlived even today. A kind of sturdy peasant simplicity, which, however, is possible in all classes and can be encountered only with respect and a smile, believes even today that everything is in good hands, namely in the "hands of God"; and when it maintains this proportion with the same modest certainty as it would that two and two make four, we others certainly refrain from contradicting. Why disturb THIS pure foolishness? Why darken it with our worries about man, people, goal, future? And even if we wanted to do it, we could not. They project their own honorable stupidity and goodness into the heart of things (the old God, deus myops, still lives among them!); we others — we read something else into the heart of things: our own enigmatic nature, our contradictions, our deeper, more painful, more mistrustful wisdom.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power

James Salter
“Their life is mysterious, it is like a forest; from far off it seems a unity, it can be comprehended, described, but closer it begins to separate, to break into light and shadow, the density blinds one. Within there is no form, only prodigious detail that reaches everywhere: exotic sounds, spills of sunlight, foliage, fallen trees, small beasts that flee at the sound of a twig-snap, insects, silence, flowers.
And all of this, dependent, closely woven, all of it is deceiving. There are really two kinds of life. There is, as Viri says, the one people believe you are living, and there is the other. It is this other which causes the trouble, this other we long to see.”
James Salter, Light Years

أروى خميّس
“أن تغيير الأجواء و الوجوه و الناس غربة .. ولكنها تمنحنا بعدًا و عمقًا .. إنها تمنحنا عدة زوايا للنظر ..”
أروى خميّس, على الأرجوحة..تتناثر الأسرار

David Levithan
“He was attractive. I knew that. And I knew that attractive people always got away with things.”
David Levithan, Every You, Every Me

“The most talented people are always the nicest.”
James Caan

Karen Horney
“A perfectly normal person is rare in our civilization.”
Karen Horney

J.D. Salinger
“All these angels start coming out of the boxes and everywhere, guys carrying crucifixes and stuff all over the place, and the whole bunch of them - thousands of them - singing “Come All Ye Faithful” like mad. Big deal. It’s supposed to be religious as hell, I know, and very pretty and all, but I can’t see anything religious or pretty, for God’s sake, about a bunch of actors carrying crucifixes all over the stage. When they all finished and started going out the boxes again, you could tell they could hardly wait to get a cigarette of something. I saw it with old Sally Hayes the year before, and she kept saying how beautiful it was, the costumes and all. I said old jesus probably would’ve puked if he could see it.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Toba Beta
“Price of peace could only be valued by
people who had suffered loss in the war.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Toni Morrison
“Love is never any better than the lover. Wicked people love wickedly, violent people love violently, weak people love weakly, stupid people love stupidly, but the love a free man is never safe.”
Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

“I hold a strict policy of automatic grudges against people everyone likes.”
Kate Hattemer, The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy

“If you had to choose one person in the entire world to eat for breakfast, who would you eat, and why? ”
― Roger Schuster

Esther Verhoef
“It has struck me that people seldom listen to the meaning of underlying words.There are only a few people who recognize the silence beyond the scream,the gentle weeping that hides beyond tough statements.They hear only the words,the sentences,when there is so much more to take in.People who are too self-absorbed to notice,really see or fathom others.
Often,they don't even know themselves.”
Esther Verhoef, Close-up

Amit Abraham
“People who do not value you are worthless and those who do are priceless.”
Amit Abraham

محمد الغزالي
“إننا نخالُ كلَّ شيء مهيّأ من تلقاء نفسه لخدمتنا ، وأنَّ على عناصر الوجود تلبية إشارتنا وإجابة رغبتنا ، لا لعلَّةٍ واضحةٍ سوى أننا نريد، وعلى الكون كله التنفيذ !!”
محمد الغزالي, جدد حياتك

“Nice people can still be not good people.”
― Lisa Magnum

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Driven by a wish to save Tomás from a life of penury and misunderstanding, Fermin had decided that he needed to develop my friend's latent conversational and social skills.

Like the good ape he is, man is a social animal, characterized by cronyism, nepotism, corruption, and gossip. That's the intrinsic blueprint for our ethical behavior.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

عبد الله السعدون
“اذا احتفظت في قلبي دائما بغصن أخضر ،فإن طائرا ما لابد أن يقف عليه”
عبد الله السعدون, عشت سعيدا من الدراجة إلى الطائرة

Ana Monnar
“Ungrateful people forget what they are not grateful for.”
Ana Monnar, Express Yourself 101 Kaleidoscope Volume 3

Jonathan Safran Foer
“Nine out of ten significant people have to do with money or war!”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Neil Gaiman
“Night was spreading slowly around the spinning Earth. It should have been full of pinpricks of light. It was not.
There were five billion people down there. What was going to happen soon would make barbarism look like a picnic - hot, nasty, and eventually given over to the ants.”
Neil Gaiman

Jarod Kintz
“Grow a garden. When there’s a food shortage in the future, you’ll need it. And when people try to steal your food and you shoot them, you’ll also need a good place to hide the bodies. 
”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

“You dirty rat...”
James Cagney

Kinky Friedman
“Friday night was the night most people thought they were supposed to have fun. Trouble was most people didn't know what fun was or how to have it, so things usually ended up pretty ugly.”
Kinky Friedman, A Case of Lone Star

Timothy Zahn
“Governments and entire planets are important, Threepio. But when you sift everything down, they're all just made of people.”
Timothy Zahn, Heir to the Empire

Edwidge Danticat
“They are the people of creation. Their maker…gives them the sky to carry because they are so strong. These people do not know who they are, but if you see a lot of trouble in your life, it is because you were chosen to carry part of the sky on your head.”
Edwidge Danticat, Breath, Eyes, Memory

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