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"I'll go his halves." - Francois Rabelais

"I've never done anything by halves." - Coco Chanel

"Women are the twin halves of men." - Muhammad

"Writers' lives break into two halves," - John Updike

"Writers" lives break into two halves," - John Updike

"One does not make revolutions by halves." - Louis Antoine de Saint-Just

"Writers' lives break into two halves," - John Updike

"...marriage, they say, halves one's rights and doubles one's duties." - Louisa May Alcott

"One thing about Kane - he never did anything by halves." - Christine Feehan

"When we walk, the two halves of our brains converse." - Julia Cameron

"Do nothing by halves which can be done by quarters." - F. R. Scott

"One's not half of two; two are halves of one." - E E Cummings

"They were two halves that together formed a magical whole." - Dick Button

"Someone once said that two halves make a whole. And when two halves move in together, it makes a whole lot of stuff." - Sarah Jessica Parker

"To understand one thing well is better than understanding many things by halves." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Don't imitate me / we are not two halves / of a muskmelon." - Matsuo Basho

"I hate to see things done by halves. If it be right, do it boldly." - Bernard Gilpin

"Two halves don't make a whole. Two wholes make a whole." - Jason Mraz

"To do nothing by halves is the way of noble spirits." - Christoph Martin Wieland

"Marriage halves our griefs, doubles our joys, and quadruples our expenses" - Gilbert K Chesterton

"The world is split into two halves: the bacon, and the bacon eaters." - Nick Offerman

"Vicksburg is the nail head that holds the South's two halves together." - Jefferson Davis

"Do not resemble me-Never be like a musk melon Cut in two identical halves." - Matsuo Basho

"Virtue is not a thing you can have by halves; it is or it is not." - Honore De Balzac

"a woman, when she is heroic, is not heroic by halves." - George Sand

"The 'creator' and the 'editor' - two halves of the writer whole - should sleep in separate rooms." - Judith Guest

"Vicksburg is the nail head that holds the South's two halves together." - Jefferson Davis

"Marriage halves our griefs, doubles our joys, and quadruples our expenses." - Proverbs

"Both are torn halves of an integral freedom, to which however they do not add up." - Theodor Adorno

"Imaan is of two halves; half is patience (Sabr) and half is being thankful (Shukr)." - Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

"Richie and Eddie couldn't exist without each other. They're two halves of the same person." - Adrian Edmondson

"We're all made up of many parts, other halves. Not just me." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"I am a very extreme sort of character, as I don't do things by halves." - Rick Wakeman

"If you injure your neighbour, better not do it by halves." - George Bernard Shaw

"Linda and I aren't one and one. We are two halves that make a whole - two halves fitted together are more efficient than either half would ever be alone!" - Bruce Lee

"A relationship is not two halves coming together to make a whole. Each of you is already complete." - Nancy Kline

"Two halves do not make a whole when it comes to a healthy relationship: it takes two wholes." - Patricia L. Fry

"Patch was in my life for a reason. I needed him. We were two halves of the same whole." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"I knew that when the great guiding spirit cleaves humanity into two antagonistic halves, I will be with the people." - Che Guevara

"And after I played them both a few times, I realized they were two halves of the same song." - Amy Tan

"For me, writing for younger audiences and writing for adults uses two different halves of my brain." - Sara Shepard

"We all have other halves, and when they're feeling bad, we get a little piece of the pain" - Paulo Coelho

"The French selectors never do anything by halves; for the first international of the season against Ireland they dropped half the three-quarter line." - Nigel Starmer-Smith

"We open the halves of a miracle, and a clotting of acids brims into the starry divisions: creation's original juices, irreducible, changeless, alive: so the freshness lives on" - Pablo Neruda

"I hate to see things done by halves. If it be right, do it boldly, if it be wrong leave it undone." - Bernard Gilpin

"Two halves have little choice but to join; And yes, they do make a whole but two wholes when they coincide... That is beauty. That is love." - Peter Mcwilliams

"I hate to see a thing done by halves; if it be right, do it boldly; if it be wrong, leave it undone." - Bernard Gilpin

"United by their clasped hands, they became again the two halves, the light and the dark. The Destroyer and the Savior. A whole." - J.R. Ward

"I speak to the broken halves of all our selves and tell them to embrace, loving the worst in us equally with the best." - J M Coetzee

"When an individual does not become conscious of their inner contradictions, the world acts out the conflict and is torn in opposite halves." - Carl Jung

"Life has two halves: one patient and one afire. Love is the fiery half. Make me, O Lord, food for the flames." - Khalil Gibran

"Honor is a public enemy, and conscience a domestic, and he that would secure his pleasure, must pay a tribute to one and go halves with t'other." - William Congreve

"When Cromwell instructed his portraitist to paint him 'warts and all', he meant both halves of that equation. To teach the warts alone is morbid and unhealthy." - Mark Steyn

"There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature." - Jane Austen

"Recognition of the reality of evil necessarily relativizes the good, and the evil likewise, converting both into halves of a paradoxical whole." - Carl Jung

"There have been hermaphrodites around forever, Cal. Forever. Plato said that the original human being was a hermaphrodite. Did you know that? The original person was two halves, one male, one female. Then these got separated. That's why everybody's always searching for their other half. Except for us. We've got both halves already." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"I determined to make my peace with Islam, even at the cost of my pride. Those who were surprised and displeased by what I did perhaps failed to see that ... I wanted to make peace between the warring halves of the world, which were also the warring halves of my soul." - Salman Rushdie

"Move the kundalini from the solar plexus region into the heart center, which purifies it and connects the two halves of you being. Bring the kundalini down again from the heart center to the navel center." - Frederick Lenz

"The neighbourhood is a place of...intrigue and emotional espionage, where when two people stop to talk on the street their tongues are like the two halves of a scissor coming together, cutting reputations and good names to shreds." - Nadeem Aslam

"And I saw then and there you take a man half-bad and a women half-bad and put their two good halves together and you got one human all good to share between." - Ray Bradbury

"Women are all so far Machiavellians that they are never either good or bad by halves; their passions are too strong, and their reason too weak, to do anything with moderation." - Lord Chesterfield

"If the Holy Bible was printed as an Ace Double it would be cut down to two 20,000-word halves with the Old Testament retitled as 'Master of Chaos' and the New Testament as 'The Thing With Three Souls." - Terry Carr

"Matilda said, "Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable..." - Roald Dahl

"Politics is the gizzard of society, full of grit and gravel, and the two political parties are its opposite halves - sometimes split into quarters - which grind on each other. Not only individuals but states have thus a confirmed dyspepsia." - Henry David Thoreau

"I have learned that those who engage in family history research and then perform the temple ordinance work for those whose names they have found will know the additional joy of receiving both halves of the blessing." - Howard W. Hunter

"No question about it: potential is wrapped in great mystery. Like rainbows, which are really circles-we see only the upper halves, the horizon hides the rest-potential never reveals its entirety." - Max De Pree

"It is very much easier to divide your outlook on the world into two halves, to say that you know this belongs to the daily half and this belongs to the Sunday half." - Jacob Bronowski

"Love is born into every human being; it calls back the halves of our original nature together; it tries to make one out of two and heal the wound of human nature." - Plato

"If the Holy Bible was printed as an Ace Double it would be cut down to two 20,000-word halves with the Old Testament retitled as "Master of Chaos" and the New Testament as "The Thing With Three Souls." - Terry Carr

"What is the Truth? was askt of yore. Reply all object Truth is one As twain of halves aye makes a whole; the moral Truth for all is none." - Richard Francis Burton

"He suddenly recalled from Plato's Symposium: People were hermaphrodites until God split then in two, and now all the halves wander the world over seeking one another. Love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost." - Milan Kundera

"The unsound convert takes Christ by halves. He is all for the salvation of Christ, but is not for sanctification. He is for the privileges, but does not appropriate the person of Christ." - Joseph Alleine

"I once stayed in a roach-infested hotel in Istanbul for a work trip. I had to share my room with a male model, and pointedly all we talked about was our other halves." - Jasmine Guinness

"For a modern woman it is important to be supported and that there is equality in every aspect, and that it's not two halves that make a whole - it's two wholes that make a whole." - Katy Perry

"Two halves don't make a whole. Two wholes make a whole. In my relationship, I was giving myself away to make the relationship better, but in actuality, wasn't doing better by doing that. I became less of a man." - Jason Mraz

"I must conquer my loneliness alone. I must be happy with myself or I have nothing to offer you. Two halves have little choice but to join; and yes, they do make a whole. But two wholes when they coincide... that is beauty. That is love...." - Peter Mcwilliams

"there are only two basic ways of structuring the relations between the female and male halves of humanity. All societies are patterned on either a dominator model - in which human hierarchies are ultimately backed up by force or the threat of force - or a partnership model, with variations in between." - Riane Eisler

"It is a kiss that, once begun, never really ends. Interrupted, yes. Paused, certainly. But from that very moment onward, Vera sees the whole of her life as only a breath away from kissing him again. On that night in the park, they begin the delicate task of binding their souls together, creating a whole comprising their separate halves." - Kristin Hannah

"By what route do otherwise sane men come to believe such palpable nonsense? How is it possible for a human brain to be divided into two insulated halves, one functioning normally, naturally and even brilliantly, and the other capable only of such ghastly balderdash which issues from the minds of Baptist evangelists?" - H L Mencken

"The identity cannot be compartmentalized; it cannot be split in halves or thirds, nor have any clearly defined set of boundaries. I do not have several identities, I only have one, made of all the elements that have shaped its unique proportions." - Amin Maalouf

"Whoe'er has gone thro' London street, Has seen a butcher gazing at his meat, And how he keeps Gloating upon a sheep's Or bullock's personals, as if his own; How he admires his halves And quarters - and his calves, As if in truth upon his own legs grown." - Thomas Hood

"He who is only a traveler learns things at second-hand and by the halves, and is poor authority. We are most interested when science reports what those men already know practically or instinctively, for that alone is a true humanity, or account of human experience." - Henry David Thoreau

"Because I don't think God trusts just anybody with so much heartache. The world has not yet seen what God can do with a man who gives both halves of a broken heart to him. And I don't doubt that a man like that can change the world...or at least a little part of it." - Chris Fabry

"Often when I walked alone in the mountains, I tried to make sense out of the two halves of my life. What went on in the city during the week seemed chaotic and unrelated to the events in my mountain world." - Galen Rowell

"An intimate relationship does not banish loneliness. Only when we are comfortable with who we are can we truly function independently in a healthy way, can we truly function within a relationship. Two halves do not make a whole when it comes to a healthy relationship: it takes two wholes." - Patricia L. Fry

"According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves." - Plato

"In a profound sense every man has two halves to his being; he is not one person so much as two persons trying to act in unison. I believe that in the heart of each human being there is something which I can only describe as a child of darkness who is equal and complementary to the more obvious child of light." - Laurens van der Post

"From the time we began to build houses and cities, since we invented the wheel, we have not advanced one step toward happiness. We have always been in halves. As long as we invent and progress in mechanical things and not in love, we shall not achieve happiness." - Jean Giono

"The Pentacle - The ancients envisioned their world in two halves - masculine and feminine. Their gods and goddesses worked to keep a balance of power. Yin and Yang. When male and female were balanced, there was harmony in the world. When they were unbalanced there was chaos." - Dan Brown

"Only - only that, if you believe the tales, it's in the nature of our people to go to war and to kill, just as it is to sing and play and tell stories. Perhaps they are two halves of the same whole." - Juliet Marillier

"When you do the first half of life well, you have a good sense of yourself. Most of our mainline Christian denominations, in my opinion, don't do the first or second halves very well. We don't really give people a good container, we give them a bunch of legalisms." - Richard Rohr

"I was particularly drawn to Berlin because of its literal, concrete division. Two halves making a whole, or two entities that were altered doubles of each other? Twins that had been separated and kept in neighbouring houses and raised according to different sets of rules as a social experiment? It was irresistible as a metaphor for division in the mind, for a split personality." - Nicholas Royle

"The first idea, the first art piece I ever did, was when I was four. I cut the seed of a pear in half and the seed of an apple in half in put those two halves together and planted the seed, hoping a very strange tree might grow. And I never stopped." - Yoko Ono

"An intellectual? Yes. And never deny it. An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. I like this, because I am happy to be both halves, the watcher and the watched. "Can they be brought together?" This is a practical question. We must get down to it. "I despise intelligence" really means: "I cannot bear my doubts." - Albert Camus

"If conservatives really believed in individual liberty, as they endlessly claim and if they used both halves of their brains then they'd be libertarians . Instead, they sabotage themselves, and their cause, by constantly generating one spurious reason after another to deprive other people of their freedom." - L Neil Smith

"I couldn't be 'Johnny' in front of a camera in acting jobs and behind the camera I like to be 'Michael.' With directing, you can't do it by halves. There's a lot of reflection, and I have found that I, as 'Michael,' thrive on it. It's lovely coming home and feeling that stuff from a day's work as myself." - Johnny Vegas

"The more real I got on 'The Bourne Identity,' the more interesting it got. So 'Fair Game' was the chance to go a few more steps in that direction. In fact, I discovered this whole other world that I had ignored in the 'Bourne' franchise, which is the domestic life of a spy, and how you make the two halves of your life coexist." - Doug Liman

"A human heart that matched what we think of as heart-shaped - a perfectly formed bright red thing with two halves of equal size - would be one that was horribly diseased. The origin of this stylized representation is somewhat obscure, but it probably appeared at the same time as St. Valentine's Day, about whose history there is much dispute." - George Fetherling

"Whoe'er has gone thro' London street, Has seen a butcher gazing at his meat, And how he keeps Gloating upon a sheep's Or bullock's personals, as if his own; How he admires his halves And quarters-and his calves, As if in truth upon his own legs grown." - Thomas Hood

"I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen. The first of these came as a terrible shock and, like anything that changes you forever, split my life into halves: Before and After." - Ransom Riggs

"I always have a rule that acting is acting and truth is truth and you just go out there and you do it. But what happens in each medium is that you have other responsibilities. The acting remains the same, but each medium dictates assuming other halves to make the acting work." - James Woods

"Also, right at that particular time in the music business, because of people like the Beatles, people began owning their own publishing. I'll just say this really quickly - they used to divide the money for the music that was written in two, just equal halves." - Jackson Browne

"The seeded draw came into being. This means that the two best players of the tournament are placed in opposite halves in the draw, and cannot possibly meet until the finals, if they come through successfully against all the rest of the participants." - Helen Wills Moody

"I am sure the man who powders most, perfumes most, embroiders most, and talks most nonsense, is most admired. Though to be candid, there are some who have too much good sense to esteem such monkey-like animals as these, in whose formation, as the saying is, the tailors and barbers go halves with God Almighty." - Thomas Jefferson

"When I need to stretch my legs, I can walk across the street to the museum and relax among the illustrations of Abraham Lincoln's life, too. In a way, it reflects the halves of Lincoln's own character - one all jokes and buffoonery, the other all high-minded seriousness. If he could absorb both into his personality, I think I can, too." - Allen C. Guelzo

"Real destiny takes everything-the last drop of blood, and strip out your veins to be sure-and gives it back doubled. Quadrupled. A thousand-fold! But you can't give halves. You have to give it all. I know. I swear. I've come back from the dead to speak the truth to you. Real destiny gives you a mountain of life, and puts you on top of it." - Lois Mcmaster Bujold

"If the Americans, in addition to the eagle and the Stars and Stripes and the more unofficial symbols of bison, moose and Indian, should ever need another emblem, one which is friendly and pleasant, then I think they should choose the grapefruit. Or rather the half grapefruit, for this fruit only comes in halves, I believe. Practically speaking, it is always yellow, always just as fresh and well served. And it always comes at the same, still hopeful hour of the morning." - Johan Huizinga

"Yet just as the day has two halves, one governed by the sun and the other by the moon, so there are many who are people of the day and who busy themselves with daytime deeds, whilst others are children of the night, their minds consumed with nocturnal notions; but yet there are some in whom the two merge like the rising of the sun and the moon in a day." - Aino Kallas

"We fitted together like the two halves of an oyster-shell. I was Narcissus, embracing the pond in which I was about to drown. However much we had to hide our love, however guarded we had to be about our pleasure, I could not long be miserable about a thing so very sweet. Nor, in my gladness, could I quite believe that anybody would be anything but happy for me if only they knew." - Sarah Waters

"Uniting two halves of one soul is inevitable, but timing depends upon your level of spirituality. When the time is ripe, true soul mates find one another even if they are worlds apart- whether physically, on opposite sides of the globe, or spiritually, with contrasting lifestyles and backgrounds. Here's wishing you the courage to keep growing so that you may know - or continue to know - the blessing of oneness." - Yehuda Berg

"Family was even a bigger word than I imagined, wide and without limitations, if you allowed it, defying easy definition. You had family that was supposed to be family and wasn't, family that wasn't family but was, halves becoming whole, wholes splitting into two; it was possible to lack whole, honest love and connection from family in lead roles, yet to be filled to abundance by the unexpected supporting players." - Deb Caletti

"We have our nominee, and it's is Secretary [Hillary] Clinton. I do hope that Secretary Clinton will take into account the huge resonance of the vision that Senator [Berny] Sanders was putting forward.This has inspired millions of citizens - a style of campaign we've never seen before winning 22 states, extraordinary number of caucuses. Now the challenge is to bring the two halves of the party together." - Jeff Merkley

"Uniting two halves of one soul is inevitable, but timing depends upon your level of spirituality. When the time is ripe, true soul mates find one another even if they are worlds apart- whether physically, on opposite sides of the globe, or spiritually, with contrasting lifestyles and backgrounds. Here's wishing you the courage to keep growing so that you may know - or continue to know - the blessing of oneness." - Yehuda Berg

"I knew that when the great guiding spirit cleaves humanity into two antagonistic halves, I would be with the people. I know this, I see it printed in the night sky that I, eclectic dissembler of doctrine and psychoanalyst of dogma, howling like one possessed, will assault the barricades or the trenches , will take my bloodstained weapon, and consumed with fury, slaughter any enemy who falls into my hands." - Che Guevara

"And no one has the right to say that no water-babies exist, till they have seen no water-babies existing; which is quite a different thing, mind, from not seeing water-babies; and a thing which nobody ever did, or perhaps will ever do. But surely ... they would have put it into spirits, or into the Illustrated News, or perhaps cut it into two halves, poor dear little thing, and sent one to Professor Owen, and one to Professor Huxley, to see what they would each say about it." - Charles Kingsley

"Once upon a time there were two countries, at war with each other. In order to make peace after many years of conflict, they decided to build a bridge across the ocean. But because they never learned each other's language properly, they could never agree on the details, so the two halves of the bridge they started to build never met. To this day the bridge extends far into the ocean from both sides, and simply ends half way, miles in the wrong direction from the meeting point. And the two countries are still at war." - Vera Nazarian

"Tentatively I stood a great lump of wood on the chopping block and bought the axe down on it. It flew into two perfect halves. Such was my elation that I ran inside, put on our ancient cracked record of Aretha Franklin singing Respect and danced all by myself for half an hour in our living room, without inhibition, almost crying with jubilation - not just about the wood, but because I could live competently some of the time, and because that day I liked myself." - Helen Garner

"For the hundredth time tonight, I'm back with Lulu, on Jacques's barge, the improbably named Viola. She'd just toldme the story of double happiness and we were arguing over the meaning. She'd thought it meant the luck of the boy getting the job and the girl. But I'd disagreed. It was the couplet fitting together, the two halves finding each other. It was love. But maybe we were both wrong, and both right. It's not either or, not luck or love. Not fate or will. Maybe for double happiness, you need both." - Gayle Forman

"Once upon a time there were two countries, at war with each other. In order to make peace after many years of conflict, they decided to build a bridge across the ocean. But because they never learned each other's language properly, they could never agree on the details, so the two halves of the bridge they started to build never met. To this day the bridge extends far into the ocean from both sides, and simply ends half way, miles in the wrong direction from the meeting point. And the two countries are still at war." - Vera Nazarian

"For the hundredth time tonight, I'm back with Lulu, on Jacques's barge, the improbably named Viola. She"d just toldme the story of double happiness and we were arguing over the meaning. She"d thought it meant the luck of the boy getting the job and the girl. But I"d disagreed. It was the couplet fitting together, the two halves finding each other. It was love. But maybe we were both wrong, and both right. It's not either or, not luck or love. Not fate or will. Maybe for double happiness, you need both." - Gayle Forman

"A Christian woman's true freedom lies on the other side of a very small gate...humble obedience...but that gate leads out into a largeness of life undreamed of by the liberators of the world, to a place where the God-given differentiation between the sexes is not obfuscated but celebrated, where our inequalities are seen as essential to the image of God, for it is in male and female, in male as male and female as female, not as two identical and interchangeable halves, that the image is manifested." - Elisabeth Elliot

"The days aren't discarded or collected, they are bees that burned with sweetness or maddened the sting: the struggle continues, the journeys go and come between honey and pain. No, the net of years doesn't unweave: there is no net. They don't fall drop by drop from a river: there is no river. Sleep doesn't divide life into halves, or action, or silence, or honor: life is like a stone, a single motion, a lonesome bonfire reflected on the leaves, an arrow, only one, slow or swift, a metal that climbs or descends burning in your bones." - Pablo Neruda



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