Interests Quotes

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José Ortega y Gasset
“Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.”
José Ortega y Gasset

Shannon L. Alder
“If you want to discover the true character of a person, you have only to observe what they are passionate about.”
Shannon L. Alder

Nathaniel Hawthorne
“It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

Nicholas Sparks
“There are guys who grow up thinking they'll settle down some distant time in the future, and there are guys who are ready for marriage as soon as they meet the right person. The former bore me, mainly because they're pathetic; and the latter, quite frankly, are hard to find. But it's the serious ones I'm interested in, and it takes time to find a guy like that whom I'm equally interested in. I mean, if the relationship can't survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?”
Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song

“If you are a leader or someone who works for the interest of a community, first make sure that you understand the interest of the people who make up that community. In this way, you will have a good chance of minimizing, perhaps, avoiding the us versus them mentality.”
Duop Chak Wuol

“A system is corrupt when it is strictly profit-driven, not driven to serve the best interests of its people.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Frédéric Bastiat
“The person who profits from this law will complain bitterly, defending his acquired rights. He will claim that the state is obligated to protected and encourage his particular industry; that this procedure enriches the state because the protected industry is thus able to spend more and to pay higher wages to the poor workingmen.
Do not listen to this sophistry by vested interests. The acceptance of these arguments will build legal plunder into a whole system. In fact, this has already occurred. The present-day delusion is an attempt to enrich everyone at the expense of everyone else; to make plunder universal under the pretense of organizing it.”
Frédéric Bastiat, The Law

B.F. Skinner
“Each of us has interests which conflict the interests of everybody else... 'everybody else' we call 'society'. It's a powerful opponent and it always wins. Oh, here and there an individual prevails for a while and gets what he wants. Sometimes he storms the culture of a society and changes it to his own advantage. But society wins in the long run, for it has the advantage of numbers and of age.”
B.F. Skinner, Walden Two

“How can you claim to have a passionate interest in something, and then make no effort to properly understand it?”
Simon Cheshire, Plastic Fantastic

Cameron Conaway
“Like forearm veins, my interests spread in different directions and eventually led to the hands, to writing.”
Cameron Conaway, Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet

Michel Houellebecq
“You have to take an interest in something in life, I told myself. I wondered what could interest me, now that I was finished with love. I could take a course in wine tasting, maybe, or start collecting model aeroplanes.”
Michel Houellebecq, Soumission

John Stuart Mill
“One person with a belief is worth 99 people who have only interests.”
John Stuart Mill

Toba Beta
“In any government, interests precede truth.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Nick Hornby
“A while back, when Dick and Barry and I agreed that what really matters is what you like, not what you are like, Barry proposed the idea of a questionnaire for prospective partners.”
Nick Hornby, High Fidelity

“I love so many books and authors that it's hard to name just a few, but I'm always particularly excited when new books by Alice Hoffman, John Crowley, Joanne Harris, Elizabeth Knox, and Patricia McKillip come out. (And, of course, books by Ellen [Kushner], and Holly [Black], and the rest of the Bordertown crew!) I'm impatiently looking forward to Susanna Clarke's next book too.

Aside from writing and reading, my favorite things to do are paint, walk in the countryside with my dog, and listen to music -- especially when it's live and it's played by friends. Fortunately there's a lot of live music where I live.”
Terri Windling

Christina Engela
“It's not in the interests of the self-serving government to educate the masses to the point where they are smart enough to see through the bullshit - because then people will be too smart to vote for them again.”
Christina Engela

Criss Jami
“Excitement is a crossroad which runs in all directions. No man lacks personality; he just never connected with you at the intersection.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Mwanandeke Kindembo
“You should not allow yourself to be compared to the mob, or the people who are ready to rebel against a regime which they believe does not serve their interests any longer. Great ideas come only when we are deeply thinking alone and thus, making it much easier to put these thoughts into action.”
Mwanandeke Kindembo, Treatise Upon The Misconceptions of Narcissism

Steven Magee
“Behind government corruption are a wide range of vested corporate interests.”
Steven Magee

Ehsan Sehgal
“Undoubtedly, interests carry such egomania and greed that denies and even disgraces laws, rules, resolutions, reports, rights, equality, justice, and peace.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Josh Steimle
“Count yourself blessed if you have something you love to do, but you rarely do it because you're too busy doing something else you love even more.”
Josh Steimle

“The world of intelligent people know the interests of billionaires in term of love and innovation.
That's the story of how and why WikiBili is created."
-- Jean Wallet, the founder of AYCH inc. --”
Jean Wallet

Rob  Rufus
“I loved libraries, in general—they were the one place so many conflicting ideas could stand being next to each other. I, too, was a mixed bag of interests, not married to any single theme or style.”
Rob Rufus, The Vinyl Underground

Steven Magee
“I like Wikipedia, but there are some biased subjects that are clearly controlled by vested interests.”
Steven Magee

Donna Goddard
“We don’t have desires by accident. Good desires are planted in us because we are meant to follow them, explore them, wrestle with them, and have them form us. If we do this and do it in the right way, the result is happiness. If we do anything in the right way, the result is happiness.”
Donna Goddard, Dance: A Spiritual Affair

Donna Goddard
“We all have different things to do in life. And how we know is that it drives us and won’t let us go.”
Donna Goddard, Pittown

Ehsan Sehgal
“Certainly, interests carry dangers, conflicts, and wars, which indeed as a result of an unfair approach, and disloyal moves may cause damage and turn into destruction.”
Ehsan Sehgal

“The cat staring out the window: what interests it? What does it see?”
Marty Rubin

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Try new hobbies. Develop new interests. Pursue new experiences. When you expand your interests, you increase your opportunities for happiness.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Being Bold: Quotes, Poetry, & Motivations for Every Day of the Year

Kelly Loy Gilbert
“We all have those things, I think – those things we want too badly to speak about aloud for fear someone'll swoop in and tell us we're just dreaming, those things we hold close and fantasize about at night and swear to the world we don't care that much about.”
Kelly Loy Gilbert, Picture Us in the Light

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