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Quotes About People

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Jarod Kintz
“The most enjoyable book in the world is the phone book, because think of all the sex that went into creating the content. 
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Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense

Bret Easton Ellis
“You learn to move on without the people you love.”
Bret Easton Ellis, Lunar Park

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

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 Bukowski
“People just weren't interesting. Maybe they weren't supposed to be. But animals, birds, even insects were. I couldn't understand it.”
Charles Bukowski, Hollywood

Hermann Hesse
“Everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach his goals, if
he is able to think, if he is able to wait, if he is able to fast.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

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

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

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

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

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

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

Criss Jami
“Hypocrisy versus authenticity among men is not always so black and white, and as is righteousness, humility is often self-proclaimed. The Church is most definitely supposed to be a hospital for the spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically sick, hurting, and broken individual, yet ironically, many of its critics are those who ran away and permanently denounced its members after they visited and felt that they were sneezed on.”
Criss Jami

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

Criss Jami
“The logic behind patriotism is a mystery. At least a man who believes that his own family or clan is superior to all others is familiar with more than 0.000003% of the people involved.”
Criss Jami

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

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

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

Robert Owen
“All the world is queer save thee and me, and even thou art a little queer.”
Robert Owen

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

Ernest Hemingway
“The people that I liked and had not met went to the big cafes because they were lost in them and no one noticed them and they could be alone in them and be together.”
Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast

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

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

Criss Jami
“When we find that God's ways always coincide with our own ways, it's time to question who we're really worshipping, God or ourselves. The latter moves the nature of godliness from the King to our servant to a slave, a deduction into the realm of selfhood and then the lower, slavehood. It's a spiritual mathematics in that men who need God in his godhood are humble yet strong and spiritually ambitious while men who need a slave in their selfhood are ultimately paralyzed and will remain paralyzed.”
Criss Jami

“Depending on the reality one must face, one may prefer to opt for illusion.”
Judith Guest, Ordinary People

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

Alison Larkin
“Who are these people sharing the street with me? What is going on in their worlds, inside their heads? Are they in love? If so, is it the kind that Mum and Dad have? Based on having things in common, like raspberry picking and a love of dogs, and Shakespeare, and long country walks? Or is it the knock-you-out, eat-you-up, set-you-on-fire kind of love that I have longed for-and avoided-all my life?”
Alison Larkin, The English American

Louis L'Amour
“The key to understanding any people is in its art: its writing, painting, sculpture.”
Louis L'Amour, Education of a Wandering Man

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