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"Fiction that responds to recent world events is a hostage to fortune, because all momentous events look very different a year, two years, three years later." - Mark Haddon

"People make events into stories. Stories give events meaning." - Scarlett Thomas

"It's my cologne. Eau de Recent Injury." (Jace)" - Cassandra Clare

"If in previous decades large historic events drew people together and oriented them toward collective action, the recent double trend toward greater choice but less security leads the young to see their lives in more individual terms. Big events collectivize. Little events atomize." - Arlie Russell Hochschild

"Events need their invitation, dissolutions their start." - James Salter

"What a strange turn of events." - Delta Goodrem

"Coming events cast their shadows before." - Thomas Campbell

"Evil events from evil causes spring." - Aristophanes

"History gets thicker as it approaches recent times: more people, more events, and more books written about them. More evidence is preserved, often, one is tempted to say, too much. Decay and destruction have hardly begun their beneficent work." - A J P Taylor

"Fantasy plunders the well of our deepest selves for existent truth instead of creating new truths out of the illusory fabric of recent events or the flow of society." - Vera Nazarian

"It is Barack Obama who is at war with this country. Recent events prove it. This is not a cliche. It's not a figure of speech. Obama is at war with the U.S. economy." - Rush Limbaugh

"I have always thought that the rapid economic development of South Africa would in the long run prove to be incompatible with the government's racial policies, and recent events have tended to confirm my opinion." - Harry Oppenheimer

"National events determine our ideals, as much as our ideals determine national events." - Jane Addams

"Stress is a function not of events, but of our view of those events." - Ellen Langer

"The causes of events are ever more interesting than the events themselves." - Cicero

"Your responses to the events of life are more important than the events themselves." - Virginia Satir

"Events in a single human lifetime are remarkable. Events from all human lifetimes are inconceivable." - Bill Loguidice

"I'm very lucky, because my beat is current events. And events are changing all the time." - Rick Mercer

"Recent Poetry, p. 226" - Randall Jarrell

"Events are influenced by our very great desires." - William James

"When I can't handle events, I let them handle themselves." - Henry Ford

"Events bring you small joy, while ? existence brings you bliss." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Soul-directed events defy logic and ridicule reason." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

"History - an account, mostly false, of events, mostly unimportant" - John Barth

"Even very low-probability events can, and indeed do, occur." - Gavin Extence

"On the human imagination events produce the effects of time." - James F Cooper

"Events of great consequence often spring from trifling circumstances." - Livy

"In extraordinary events ignorance of their causes produces astonishment." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Certain signs are the forerunners of certain events." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Great events have sent before them their announcements." - Pedro Calderon de la Barca

"We are not to lead events, but to follow them." - Epictetus

"Life is the definition you give to events that occur." - Steve Maraboli

"Journalism has become the art of "intelligent anticipation of events."" - Mahatma Gandhi

"Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events." - Albert Einstein

"You won't really see me at any events, any nightclubs." - Georgia Salpa

"My memories of events and games are fragmented." - Zinedine Zidane

"Events are called inevitable only after they have occurred." - Mason Cooley

"History is the story of events, with praise or blame." - Cotton Mather

"Not being able to govern events, I govern myself." - Michel De Montaigne

"In the midst of events there is no perspective." - Barbara Tuchman

"The future is about emotion: reactions to events are usually far more important than the events themselves." - Patrick Dixon

"Often do the spirits Of great events stride on before the events, And in to-day already walks to-morrow." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Often do the spirits Of great events stride on before the events, And in today already walks tomorrow." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"She knows herself to be at the mercy of events, and she knows by now that events have no mercy." - Margaret Atwood

"On recent events in a New York hotel room: What happened was not just inappropriate, it was more than that, it was a fault; a fault toward my wife, my children, my friends but also a fault toward the French people who placed in me their hope for change." - Dominique Strauss-Kahn

"A key impact of recent events was a very persistent, if not permanent shock in the oil supply. This was caused as the oil industry hit geological boundaries, which meant that it could no longer maintain the historic growth rates in petroleum extraction." - Michael Kumhof

"If one sentence were to sum up the mechanism driving the Great Stagnation, it is this: Recent and current innovation is more geared to private goods than to public goods. That simple observation ties together the three major macroeconomic events of our time: growing income inequality, stagnant median income, and the financial crisis." - Tyler Cowen

"I had a recent delivery of new fashion plates from Paris, and you hardly glanced at the hairstyles. My husband tells me you are still having difficulty controlling the change. And your cravat has been tied very simply of late, even for evening events." - Gail Carriger

"Sometimes, life seems to have a higher meaning. Events unfold in uncanny sequences. Long-forgotten acquaintances turn up with news that changes lives. A stranger appears and speaks a few words of wisdom, solving a previously insoluble problem, or something in a recent dream transpires in reality. Suddenly the existence of God seems confirmed." - Dean Koontz

"Twentieth-century developments in science support a new animism. Developments in physics have led to a world of energetic events which seem to be self-moving and to behave in unpredictable ways. And recent studies in biology seem to demonstrate that bacteria and macromolecules have elemental forms of perception, memory, choice, and self-motion." - David Ray Griffin

"News of Daniel's disappearance does not alarm me as it might have done a week ago. Given recent events, very little alarms me as it might have done a week ago. I feel as if my supply of alarm has been exhausted, at least temporarily." - Patricia C. Wrede

"Our ship of fate, which recent storms have threatened to destroy, has come safely to harbor at last." - Sophocles

"Transmitted at the speed of light, all events on this planet are simultaneous. In the electric environment of information all events are simultaneous, there is no time or space separating events." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Events become feelings, feelings become events" - Jerry Spinelli

"TV is not good at covering single events. It needs a ritual, a rhythm, and a pattern... tends to fosters patterns rather than events." - Marshall Mcluhan

"If we can simply distinguish between the different successive stages of evolution, it is possible to see primeval events within the earthly events of the present." - Rudolf Steiner

"The optimistic style of explaining good events is the opposite of that used for bad events: It's internal rather than external." - Martin Seligman

"The Kennedy assassination has demonstrated that most of the major events of world significance are masterfully planned and orchestrated by an elite coterie of enormously powerful people who are not of one nation, one ethnic grouping, or one over-ridingly important business group. They are a power unto themselves for whom those others work. Neither is this power elite of recent origin. Its roots go deep into the past." - L. Fletcher Prouty

"In the immediate postwar era, financial crises in advanced countries were rare events, and before 1970 did not happen at all. Since then they have occurred more often, and 2008 was the most damaging of them all to date. If we have moved back to a regime of regular financial crises - like the one we had from the 1870s to the 1930s - then our economic future will be very different from our recent past." - Alan M. Taylor

"Events, time, forms, all propel the inner plot within each of us." - Vanna Bonta

"We live in reference to past experience and not to future events, however inevitable." - H G Wells

"Superstition is just fantasy with attitude; it's a way of erroneously trying to control events." - Joy Browne

"If I can live through the events," she said, "I can get through the memories." - J.R. Ward

"No other species lives with regret over past events, or makes deliberate plans for future ones." - Daniel Levitin

"Even if we encounter some shameful events in the past, we shouldn't avoid or hide them." - Roh Moo-hyun

"Truly time should be measured by events, and not by the lapse of hours." - H. Rider Haggard

"At all events, I do not mean to leave it unaltered." - James Branch Cabell

"Insignificant events can take on monumental proportions when your head is full of practically nothing." - Grace Slick

"Life might just be an absurd, even crude, chain of events and nothing more." - Haruki Murakami

"The emergence of a unified Europe is one of the most revolutionary events of our time." - Henry A Kissinger

"When you reach the point of becoming independent of external events, you're truly free." - Steve Pavlina

"Most people muddled through events and only in retrospect realized their significance." - Kate Atkinson

"One cannot let the events of one's past murder one's future." - Neal Shusterman

"In the great inconstancy and crowd of events, nothing is certain except the past." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Imagination frames events unknown, In wild, fanastic shapes of hideous ruin, And what it fears creates." - Hannah More

"He whom fortune has never deceived, rarely considers the uncertainty of human events." - Livy

"But dreams full oft are found of real events The form and shadows." - Joanna Baillie

"Many of the good things would never have happened if the bad events hadn't happened first." - Suze Orman

"The first springs of great events, like those of great rivers, are often mean and little." - Jonathan Swift

"Our culture is obsessed with real events because we experience hardly any," - David Shields

"Thus in the beginning the world was so made that certain signs come before certain events." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Places remember events." - James Joyce

"Stupidity gets up early; that is why events are accustomed to happening in the morning." - Karl Kraus

"Some events are in the area of the soul where words cannot penetrate." - Neal Cassady

"Imagination frames events unknown, In wild, fantastic shapes of hideous ruin, And what it fears creates." - Hannah More

"Spring and autumn are inconsiderable events in a landscape compared with the shadows of a cloud." - Alice Meynell

"But dreams full oft are found of real events The form and shadows." - Joanna Baillie

"History is only time furnished with dates and rich with events." - Antoine Rivarol

"Time has no independent existence apart from the order of events by which we measure it." - Albert Einstein

"The beauty of life is in small details, not in big events." - Jim Jarmusch

"Fold the worst events of your life into a narrative of triumph." - Andrew Solomon

"All events became omens; I lost the ability to take anything literally." - Douglas Coupland

"The invention of the printing press was one of the most important events in human history." - Ha-Joon Chang

"Man is troubled not by events, but by the meaning he gives them." - Epictetus

"When you reach the point of becoming independent of external events, you're truly free." - Steve Pavlina

"We can change the course of events if we go to our knees in believing prayer." - Billy Graham

"Stress comes from the way you relate to events or situations." - Chris Prentiss

"I have no technical psychological interest; it is drama, speech,and events that interest me." - Evelyn Waugh

"We can be, and should be, the masters of events, and not their playthings." - Emile Coue

"Master your responses to external events-don't attempt to control them." - Caroline Myss

"The greatest events-they are not our loudest but our stillest hours." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Go to humorous events at comedy clubs and watch laughable movies." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"The witnessing of titanic events is always dangerous, usually painful, and often fatal." - Larry Niven

"Events happened very rapidly with Francis Morgan that late spring morning." - Jack London

"To witness titanic events is always dangerous, usually painful, and often fatal. p. 133" - Larry Niven

"The historian reports to us, not events themselves, but the impressions they have made on him." - Heinrich von Sybel

"History is principally the inaccurate narration of events which ought not to have happened." - Earnest Albert Hooten

"Thus in the beginning the world was so made that certain signs come before certain events." - Cicero

"Everything known before it happens; and headlines twice the size of the events." - John Galsworthy

"Truth, which is permanent, eludes the historian of events. Truth transcends history." - Mahatma Gandhi

"It has been said that the great events of the world take place in the brain." - Oscar Wilde

"man cannot control the current of events. he can only float with them and steer" - Otto Von Bismarck

"There are many events in the womb of time, which will be delivered." - William Shakespeare

"Events at home, at work, in the street - these are the bases for a story." - Naguib Mahfouz

"All of the very important events in my life happen by chance." - Natalia Makarova

"I've been hiding crucial events in my life since I was 13." - Ira Sachs

"I presumed the president was being truthful until a series of events undercut that confidence." - Bob Graham

"The events of October 1962 are widely hailed as Kennedy's finest hour." - Noam Chomsky

"The personal appearances and red carpet events are very glitzy, but it's a bit false." - Enya

"Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind." - Alice Meynell

"And I realized that there was no sports reporter, so I started covering sporting events." - Ed Bradley

"I think it's good that we're sometimes reminded of important events in history." - Max Von Sydow

"The rich are not born sceptical or cynical. They are made that way by events, circumstances." - Paul Getty

"I am personally saddened and stunned by the tragic events that took place in Red Lake." - Collin C Peterson

"Dreaming or awake, we perceive only events that have meaning to us." - Jane Roberts

"I really don't go out every night to red-carpet events." - Pauly Shore

"One of the extraordinary things about human events is that the unthinkable becomes thinkable." - Salman Rushdie

"The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Christ appeared alive on several occasions after the cataclysmic events of that first Easter." - Josh Mcdowell

"Even if we encounter some shameful events in the past, we shouldn't avoid or hide them." - Roh Moohyun

"Sometimes fiction is more easily understood than true events. Reality is often pathetic." - Young-Ha Kim

"Consult duty not events." - Walter Savage Landor

"I have never painted a recent picture." - Man Ray

"However, we do not lack anti-terrorist laws. I do not believe that the recent London bombs were the result of any deficiencies in our legal system." - Kenneth Clarke

"The greatest events occur without intention playing any part in them; chance makes good mistakes and undoes the most carefully planned undertaking. The world's greatest events are not produced, they happen." - Georg C Lichtenberg

"The best predictor of future events is probably past events." - Andre Agassi

"Not that chance dominated events in the early Solar System, for scientific determinism was also functioning. But chance is an essential factor in all evolutionary events, and the birth and development of our planetary system were not exceptions." - Eric Chaisson

"In the contexts of religion and politics, words are not regarded as standing, rather inadequately, for things and events; on the contrary things and events are regarded as particular illustrations of words." - Aldous Huxley

"There must be chance in the midst of design; by which we mean that events which are not designed necessarily arise from the pursuit of events which are designed." - William Paley

"You're trying to dramatize events to tell a story most effectively. That doesn't mean the events aren't true, it just means you're making them as dramatic as you possibly can." - Mark Boal

"The greatest events occur without intention playing any part in them; chance makes good mistakes and undoes the most carefully planned undertaking. The world's greatest events are not produced, they happen." - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

"If some books are deemed most baneful and their sale forbid, how, then, with deadlier facts, not dreams of doting men? Those whom books will hurt will not be proof against events. Events, not books, should be forbid." - Herman Melville

"I am more and more convinced that our happiness or unhappiness depends more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves." - Alexander von Humboldt

"There is within each of us a modulation, an inner exaltation, which lifts us above the buffetings with which events assail us. Likewise, it lifts us above dependence upon the gifts of events for our joy." - Albert Schweitzer

"Because they're my stories, they're my version of events of the past three years.But I really hope people can hear their own stories within the songs and they can become our version of events." - Emeli Sande

"I'm interested in the way major events don't necessarily announce themselves as major events. They're often little things - the drip, drip of life that changes people or affects people." - Noah Baumbach

"We Americans are the best informed people on earth as to the events of the last twenty-four hours; we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries." - Will Durant

"A president either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him. I never felt that I could let up for a moment." - Harry S Truman

"I'll write maybe one long paragraph describing the events, then a page or two breaking the events into chapters, and then reams of pages delving into my characters. After that, I'm ready to begin." - Anne Tyler

"Singles have goals, responsibilities, deadlines, events, and friends that occupy their time, as well they should. Nonetheless, before any goals are achieved, responsibilities are fulfilled, deadlines are met, events are attended or friends are visited, God's purpose should be accomplished." - Monica Johnson



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