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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

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

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

“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

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

“Cultivate interests. Interests are a shield against despair.”
Marty Rubin

Helen Oyeyemi
“His eyes were very bright; they'd been like that since he'd begun talking about his subject. He looked like someone in love. Well, in love the way people were in old movies.”
Helen Oyeyemi, Mr. Fox

“Don't be passive. Act. Have interests, if you want to be happy. Don't just let life happen to you.”
Marty Rubin

Kat Helgeson
“Being interested in stuff is cool. Not having interests is what makes someone a loser.”
Kat Helgeson, Say No to the Bro

Amy Rankin
“I have a lot of interests that keep me busy in addition to the TBI Waiver”
Amy Rankin, Nobody Thought I Could Do It, But I Showed Them, and So Can You!

Derek Thompson
“...successful creations grow most predictably when they tap into a small network of people who do not see themselves as mainstream, but rather bound by an idea or commonality that they consider special. People have all day to talk about what makes them ordinary. It turns out that they want to share what makes them weird.”
Derek Thompson, Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

“As is the way in political matters, all were convinced that the interests of the community and their own personal interests were one and the same”
Lesley Hazleton, After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split in Islam

“Everything about freedom and happiness interests me.”
Marty Rubin

Steven Magee
“It is important that you understand what modern government is: It is a group of people that were sponsored by corporations and the rich to promote their interests once they were elected.”
Steven Magee

Penelope Lively
“Other people's houses always intrigued her by the contrast they offered to Greystones; she would see suddenly -- with detached interest and quite without envy or criticism -- the extent to which other people's preoccupations differed from her own.”
Penelope Lively, Passing On

Andrew T. Kelly
“...don’t limit your options to only people who share your interests. You might take a painting class and find that you actually love painting, and plus, you might show an artiste type that they actually love science, too. Interests overlap, and sometimes you’ll find people who you like in the unlikeliest of places. It’s never a bad idea to broaden your horizons. In the end, you may find that your best friends are people you met on a knitting website.”
Andrew T. Kelly

Emil M. Cioran
“I infallibly discern a flaw in all those who are interested in the same things as myself. . . .”
Emil M. Cioran, Anathemas and Admirations

Henry Miller
“The secret to a happy life is having lots of interests. Interests are ammunition against despair.”
Henry Miller

“The secret to a happy life is having lots of interests. Interests are ammunition against despair.”
marty rubin

Maria Karvouni
“There is no truth; Everything is a strategy for interests.”
Maria Karvouni

Lisa Kemmerer
“Humans who are in positions of power make the rules, and therefore their interests almost always come first—no matter what the cost to anymals and less powerful human beings.”
Lisa Kemmerer, Animals and World Religions

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