Preference Quotes

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Elizabeth Gaskell
“Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, Wives and Daughters

Greta Garbo
“There are some who want to get married and others who don't. I have never had an impulse to go to the altar. I am a difficult person to lead.”
Greta Garbo, Greta and Cecil

Robert Louis Stevenson
“To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.”
Robert Louis Stevenson, An Inland Voyage

Elizabeth I
“If I follow the inclination of my nature, it is this: beggar-woman and single, far rather than queen and married.”
Elizabeth I, Collected Works

Johannes Kepler
“I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.”
Johannes Kepler

Thomas Henry Huxley
“[Responding to the Bishop of Oxford, Samuel Wilberforce's question whether he traced his descent from an ape on his mother's or his father's side]

A man has no reason to be ashamed of having an ape for his grandfather. If there were an ancestor whom I should feel shame in recalling it would rather be a man—a man of restless and versatile intellect—who … plunges into scientific questions with which he has no real acquaintance, only to obscure them by an aimless rhetoric, and distract the attention of his hearers from the real point at issue by eloquent digressions and skilled appeals to religious prejudice.”
Thomas Huxley

Charles Darwin
“For my own part I would as soon be descended from that heroic little monkey, who braved his dreaded enemy in order to save the life of his keeper; or from that old baboon, who, descending from the mountains, carried away in triumph his young comrade from a crowd of astonished dogs—as from a savage who delights to torture his enemies, offers up bloody sacrifices, practices infanticide without remorse, treats his wives like slaves, knows no decency, and is haunted by the grossest superstitions.”
Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man

Toba Beta
“I'd prefer 'be strong' than 'don't worry'.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Alexandra Katehakis
“Our souls yearn for connection with all souls. There are people we think we prefer and others we don’t, but half the time that’s a lie: We tell ourselves the fairy tale of our hatreds out of fear, but we revisit that tale as it suits us. Deep down, we’d love to love and be loved by all.”
Alexandra Katehakis, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

“Sur quelque préférence une estime se fonde,
Et c'est n'estimer rien qu'estimer tout le monde.”
Molière, The Misanthrope

Vera Nazarian
“Some people prefer eating dessert to the main course. These people have never been really hungry.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Toba Beta
“Defeat prefers reactionist.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Gone are the days when women were attracted by a man's hansomeness. Today, we are talking about cash, and your compromise to become a tiger in bed.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Toba Beta
“Niggard prefers mistake rather than loss.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Happiness prefers to live inside those who do not have preferences, because it never gets evicted there.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We prefer our way into things such as regret, unhappiness, and anxiety.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Sara Desai
“So, what's your poison, Jay?" Zara joined the buffet line a few minutes later. "Let me guess. Something dark and spicy that packs a lot of heat. Maybe a rista? Or a naga curry?" She studied him, shaking her head. "Hmmm. Not so exotic. I think you're more of a vindaloo. Rich and complicated with hidden depths. Every bite satiates your taste buds and leaves you craving more."
Unsettled by her seemingly casual yet unnervingly accurate assessment, he turned his attention to filling his plate from the lavish spread.”
Sara Desai, The Singles Table

Damola Treasure Okenla
“Favor is a special status or privilege that could granted to someone, You can call it supernatural fragrance that attracts unsolicited help.”
Damola Treasure Okenla

“A person who doesn't prefer to dance will complaint the stage”
Sir P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We make life even more painful by having expectations and preferences.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Love, unless it is for life as a whole, is contaminated by things such as our preferences and memories.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“The more exemption you make in law, the more impunity you permit in society. Law must never respect ranks or status. If it is applicable to one, it must be applicable to all”
Oluseyi Akinbami

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We prefer ourselves into unhappiness.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We make life painful or difficult by wanting … and by preferring.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Alvin E. Roth
“What often makes matching markets especially challenging is that everyone has to puzzle through not only their own desires but also those of everyone else and how all those other market participants might act to achieve their preferences.”
Alvin E. Roth

“English: "The point is not to have original opinions, but to have the right ones."

Česky: „Nejde tolik o to mít originální, nýbrž správné názory.”
Sebastián Wortys, Vtiposcifilo-z/s-ofie

“By this point, I could zero in on true crime by Dewey Decimal or Library of Congress classification in five seconds flat. It wasn't long before I had Helter Skelter and was browsing the rest of the section, seeing if there was anything else that might be interesting. There was one book with the greasy plastic cover of a Waffle House place mat, the red font large and garish, that promised to be a tell-all from the daughter of a serial killer who'd been local to Central Florida in the 1980s.”
Alicia Thompson, Love in the Time of Serial Killers

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Principle is immovable. Preference never stops moving.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“We live in an odd time of history—where vulgarity is accepted as authenticity, immediacy is favored over propriety. Decisions are binary and over simplified—pro or anti, focused solely on personas, not on the legitimacy or logic of actions. Information is easily fabricated via social media and authenticated sources are simply dismissed as "bias". Where history can be changed by mere meme flooding; and national sentiments are altered drastically, by one person's personal opinion and preference. Yet I still believe there are many of us who find these events—a little bit odd.”

“I love hanging out with people who aren't afraid to be rich.”
Jordan G Kobos

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