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"Your happy destiny is unavoidable." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Mistakes in themselves are unavoidable." - Ernest Mandel

"The unavoidable price of reliability is simplicity." - Tony Hoare

"Change is good. And in fact unavoidable." - Dirk Benedict

"Violence is both unavoidable and unjustifiable." - Albert Camus

"Fate, however, is to all appearance more unavoidable than unexpected." - Plutarch

"When it comes to impending, unavoidable extinction, ignorance is bliss." - Darren Shan

"Cars are part of our genetic makeup. It's unavoidable." - Matthew Fox

"Yet it seems that a final race struggle is unavoidable" - Moses

"Higher energy costs are unavoidable in all future scenarios." - Van Jones

"He always considered death an unavoidable professional hazard." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"Killing is unavoidable but is nothing to be proud of" - Jenny Holzer

"I prefer not to fly, but sometimes it's unavoidable." - Jermain Defoe

"In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom." - Gautama Buddha

"She sounded as though love were an unfortunate but unavoidable condition." - Diana Gabaldon

"You can be defeated by life's unavoidable disappointments, or you can become stronger because of them." - Kay Arthur

"Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable." - Benjamin Franklin

"Bullshit is unavoidable whenever circumstance require someone to talk without knowing what he is talking about." - Harry Frankfurt

"The unavoidable kiss, where the minty fresh death breath is sure to outlast his catastrophe." - Jason Mraz

"Solitude is an unavoidable part of creativity. Self-reliance is a happy by-product." - Twyla Tharp

"every act of one's life is the unavoidable result of every act that has preceded it." - Mary Roberts Rinehart

"Pain and suffering are two completely difference experiences. Pain is unavoidable. Suffering is self-created." - Noah Levine

"The secret of a successful relationship is avoiding the unforgivable and forgiving the unavoidable." - Mardy Grothe

"Freedom is a permanent problem for us, both unavoidable and insoluble." - Allen W. Wood

"Freedom is an unprovable but unavoidable presupposition, not an article of faith." - Allen W. Wood

"A natural and almost unavoidable consequence of that foul contagion in the human character - Negro slavery." - John Adams

"I suppose that as you grow older some sense of an accumulating oeuvre is unavoidable." - Michael Longley

"The kingdom of God is a crash-bang opera: the king is dramatic, demanding, and unavoidable." - Alan Hirsch

"Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It's absolutely unavoidable." - Marguerite Duras

"Change is unavoidable. You change either to stay ahead or to catch up." - Mike Hawkins

"Everybody has losses - it's unavoidable in life. Sharing our pain is very healing." - Isabel Allende

"I've always been into cars. Cars are part of our genetic makeup. It's unavoidable." - Matthew Fox

"An excessive amount of my time is taken with political involvement. It's unavoidable; that's my temperament." - Wole Soyinka

"That government is not a necessary good but an unavoidable evil." - Lyn Nofziger

"Death itself is a natural occurrence, it is unavoidable, and the Stoics thought that part of philosophical practice is to get comfortable with the unavoidable, learning to face it with courage." - Massimo Pigliucci

"Fear exists until the moment when the unavoidable happens, after that we must waste none of our energy on it." - Paulo Coelho

"Your happy destiny is unavoidable. You cannot be "saved." There is no hell except not knowing this." - Neale Donald Walsch

"There is no such test of a man's superiority of character as in the well-conducting of an unavoidable quarrel." - Henry Taylor

"I may say that I think greed about poetry is the only permissible greed - it is, indeed, unavoidable." - Edith Sitwell

"Death is the only inescapable, unavoidable, sure thing. We are sentenced to die the day we're born." - Gary Gilmore

"Nature is not a drag on growth. Its protection is an unavoidable prerequisite for sustaining economic development" - Tony Juniper

"Adaptation is the only means to reduce the now-unavoidable costs of climate change over the next few decades" - Nicholas Stern

"It's an unavoidable truth. Fear of life closes off more opportunities for us than fear of death ever does." - Agnes Moorehead

"These days in particular it seems not only unavoidable but even irresponsible to not acknowledge politics in some way." - Steve Erickson

"Death is the only inescapable unavoidable sure thing. We are sentenced to die the day we were born." - Gary Gilmore

"Slowly, I've come to realize That I cannot heal my past And that fearing the unavoidable future Is pointless" - Ayumi Hamasaki

"Existential philosophy, poetry and art - just like sadness - were all unavoidable to a tender young man in the meat works." - Michael Leunig

"I think fear is unavoidable and that, when recognized and embraced, its something that can work for you - especially in the audition room." - Trevor Donovan

"Humor is unavoidable. It might not feel funny in the moment, but more often than not there's a light at the end of the tunnel." - Ron Howard

"There is no tragedy, only the unavoidable. Everything has its reason for being: you only need to distinguish what is temporary from what is lasting." - Paulo Coelho

"...the consciousness of being at war, and therefore in danger, makes the handing-over of all power to a small caste seem the natural, unavoidable condition of survival." - George Orwell

"The purpose and function of government is not to preside over change but to prevent change. By political methods when unavoidable, by violence when convenient." - Edward Abbey

"Such a value system might be responsible for the fact that the burden of unavoidable unhappiness is increased by unhappiness about being unhappy." - Viktor E Frankl

"I might say that what amateurs call a style is usually only the unavoidable awkwardnesses in first trying to make something that has not heretofore been made." - Ernest Hemingway

"If suffering were an unavoidable part of our existence, we should try to alleviate it as far as possible in practical, earthly ways." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"Nudity was an inconvenient but unavoidable part of pack life. We'?d all thought nothing of it before Leah came along. Then it got awkward. - Jacob Black" - Stephenie Meyer

"Fear and love were sometimes the same thing both necessary unavoidable. Now she understood that it was okay to bleed if you know how to heal." - Susan Wiggs

"All worldly pursuits have but one unavoidable and inevitable end, which is sorrow; acquisitions end in dispersion; buildings in destruction; meetings in separation; births in death." - Milarepa

"Regret is... an unavoidable result of any loss, for in loss we lose the tomorrow that we needed to make right our yesterday or today." - Gerald Lawson Sittser

"It is the difficult, but unavoidable, task of the modern individual to assimilate consciously all of the contents - from darkest degradation to profoundest purpose - contained in the psyche." - Daniel Pinchbeck

"Nudity was an inconvenient but unavoidable part of pack life. We'd all thought nothing of it before Leah came along. Then it got awkward. - Jacob Black" - Stephenie Meyer

"I might say that what amateurs call a style is usually only the unavoidable awkwardness in first trying to make something that has not heretofore been made." - Ernest Hemingway

"Will, therefore, is the unbroken determination to exercise free choice as well as self-restraint, in spite of the unavoidable experience of shame and doubt in infancy." - Erik Erikson

"Symbolic rearrangement of the past is of course an unavoidable aspect of all human attempts to make sense of the present." - Eamon Duffy

"He must love me, i thought, amazed. A faint whiff of nausea hit me at seeing pain as proof of love, but it seemed true. Unavoidable." - Katherine Dunn

"There's always going to be comparisons, and that's unavoidable. There are people out there who feel I hit my peak with Magician and have gone downhill since." - Raymond E Feist

"I have to be clear with myself and very conscious of what I am trying to say. Misunderstandings will always take place; it's unavoidable." - Jose Padilha

"So you try to think of someone else you're mad at, and the unavoidable answer pops into your little warped brain: everyone." - Ellen Hopkins

"I think fear is unavoidable and that, when recognized and embraced, it's something that can work for you - especially in the audition room." - Trevor Donovan

"If we look at the way the universe behaves, quantum mechanics gives us fundamental, unavoidable indeterminacy, so that alternative histories of the universe can be assigned probability." - Murray Gellmann

"New York being what it is, our museums are vertical, not horizontal. That means the stumbling blocks to architectural clarity are unavoidable - but certainly surmountable." - Jerry Saltz

"Your family is unavoidable. You cannot escape them or trade them in for another family. You also can't change them... but you can change your response to them." - Jami Attenberg

"If we look at the way the universe behaves, quantum mechanics gives us fundamental, unavoidable indeterminacy, so that alternative histories of the universe can be assigned probability." - Murray Gell-Mann

"Belief may be a regrettably unavoidable biological weakness to be kept under the control of criticism: but commitment is for Popper an outright crime." - Imre Lakatos

"Even of if a certain backlash is unavoidable, we must make the most of the momentous chance with which history has presented us so swiftly and so unexpectedly." - Moshe Sharett

"It seems unavoidable that history will always link the reestablishment of the State of Israel with the tragedy of the Holocaust." - David Novak

"I do not wish to kill nor to be killed, but I can foresee circumstances in which these things would be by me unavoidable." - Henry David Thoreau

"Theology is a part of our lives. It's unavoidable. A thoughtless theology guides our lives with just as much force as a thoughtful and informed one." - Dallas Willard

"Do not engage an enemy more powerful than you. And if it is unavoidable and you do have to engage, then make sure you engage it on your terms, not on your enemy's terms." - Sun Tzu

"The boom is called good business, prosperity, and upswing. Its unavoidable aftermath, the readjustment of conditions to the real data of the market, is called crisis, slump, bad business, depression." - Ludwig Von Mises

"Putting prize-fighting altogether aside as one of the unavoidable evils attending on this manly exercise, the inestimable value of boxing as a training, discipline, and development of boys and young men remains." - John Boyle O'Reilly

"Christianity is not a set of beliefs or doctrines one believes in order to be a Christian, but rather Christianity is to have one's body shaped, one's habits determined, in such a way that the worship of God is unavoidable." - Stanley Hauerwas

"The world's problems are, by and large, human problems-the unavoidable consequence of egoic sleepwalking. If we care to look, all the signs are present to suggest that we are not only sleepwalking, but at times borderline insane as well." - Adyashanti

"All that a good government aims at... is to add no unnecessary and artificial aid to the force of its own unavoidable consequences, and to abstain from fortifying and accumulating social inequality as a means of increasing political inequalities." - James Fenimore Cooper

"There slowly grew up in me an unshakable conviction that we have no right to inflict suffering and death on another living creature, unless there is some unavoidable necessity for it." - Albert Schweitzer

"When all usefulness is over, when one is assured of an unavoidable and imminent death, it is the simplest of human rights to choose a quick and easy death in place of a slow and horrible one." - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Of course, errors are not good for a chess game, but errors are unavoidable and in any case, a game without ant errors, or as they say 'flawless game' is colorless." - Mikhail Tal

"Lying is not only excusable; it is not only innocent; it is, above all, necessary and unavoidable. Without the ameliorations that it offers, life would become a mere syllogism and hence too metallic to be borne." - H L Mencken

"Growing old is unavoidable, but never growing up is possible. I believe you can retain certain things from your childhood if you protect them - certain traits, certain places where you don't let the world go." - Johnny Depp

"It was not in her nature, however, to increase her vexations by dwelling on them. She was confident of having performed her duty, and to fret over unavoidable evils, or augment them by anxiety, was not part of her disposition." - Jane Austen

"I don't believe there is such thing as a just or unjust war; there are avoidable and unavoidable wars. Sometimes you have no choice but to go to war." - Mike Hoffman

"Now that nude-beach season is in full, um, swing, taking things off is once again a public matter. It comes with the additional difficulty of hot sand under one's feet and the unavoidable, inescapable truth that gravity always wins." - Elizabeth Rosner

"Story-telling is subject to two unavoidable defects, - frequent repetition and being soon exhausted; so that, whoever values this gift in himself, has need of a good memory, and ought frequently to shift his company." - Jonathan Swift

"Growing old is unavoidable, but never growing up is possible. I believe you can retain certain things from your childhood if you protect them - certain traits, certain places where you do' let the world go." - Johnny Depp

"Story-telling is subject to two unavoidable defects,-frequent repetition and being soon exhausted; so that, whoever values this gift in himself, has need of a good memory, and ought frequently to shift his company." - Jonathan Swift

"Nature has made a mistake in the choice of my sexuality and I must do a life-long penance for it, for the moral power to suffer the unavoidable with dignity is lost." - Richard von Krafft-Ebing

"A sort of egotistical self-evaluation is unavoidable in those joys in which erudition and art mingle and in which aesthetic pleasure may become more acute, but not remain as pure." - Marcel Proust

"It was unavoidable, my writing. I feel I had no choice in the matter, no more than I had about an unfortunate bone structure and a healthy head of hair." - Maureen Howard

"Fear reaches only to the point where the unavoidable begins; from there on, it loses its meaning. And all we have left is the hope that we are making the right decision." - Paulo Coelho

"The key to evangelism is a great product. It is easy, almost unavoidable, to catalyze evangelism for a great product. It is hard, almost impossible, to catalyze evangelism for crap." - Guy Kawasaki

"Being polite is not only the right way to respond to people but also the easiest. Life is so filled with unavoidable conflict that I see no reason to promote more confrontations." - Dean Koontz

"In the face of such hopelessness as our eventual, unavoidable death, there is little sense in not at least trying to accomplish all of your wildest dreams in life." - Kevin Smith

"I don't pay much attention to magazine covers. One day, there'll be slack times in my career. It's unavoidable, because success is temporary. Which is why you have to stay focused on this very taxing job." - Lea Seydoux

"Given that the label "immigrant literature" is already established, unavoidable for anyone with a migrant background and used in any given context, I strongly advocate an absurd amount of specification to go along with the label." - Sasa Stanisic

"In every political society, parties are unavoidable. A difference of interests, real or supposed, is the most natural and fruitful source of them.... The great art of politicians lies in making them checks and balances to each other." - James Madison

"Lying is not only excusable; it is not only innocent, and instinctive; it is, above all, necessary and unavoidable. Without the ameliorations that it offers life would become a mere syllogism, and hence too metallic to be borne." - H L Mencken

"History teaches us that war is not inevitable. Once again, it is for us to choose whether we use war or some other method of settling the ordinary and unavoidable conflicts between groups of men." - Aldous Huxley

"Most games follow a real railroad plot, no matter what you want, you're following their storyline to its unavoidable conclusion. I'd like to write a game where your character can follow any number of possible story arcs and sub-plots." - Patrick Rothfuss

"Change is the one unavoidable, irresistible, ongoing reality of the universe. To us, that makes it the most powerful reality, and just another word for God. Earthseed: The Books of the Living Lauren Oya Olamina" - Octavia Butler

"But I intend to enjoy the weeks I have left with you to the fullest. Because I know from my study of the philosophy of time, whatever is going to happen in the future is already unavoidable." - Meg Cabot

"Putting prize-fighting altogether aside as one of the unavoidable evils attending on this manly exercise, the inestimable value of boxing as a training, discipline, and development of boys and young men remains." - John Boyle Oreilly

"The only moral it is possible to draw from this story is that one should never throw the Q letter into a privet bush, but unfortunately there are times when it is unavoidable." - Douglas Adams

"I have never said that people 'should' engage in armed attacks on the United States, but that such attacks are a natural and unavoidable consequence of unlawful U.S. policy." - Ward Churchill

"All that a good government aims at... is to add no unnecessary and artificial aid to the force of its own unavoidable consequences, and to abstain from fortifying and accumulating social inequality as a means of increasing political inequalities." - James F Cooper

"But while we can never predict where events will take us or the unavoidable bills we will have to pay as a consequence, we must confront the ghastly truth of Labour's legacy." - Liam Fox

"Unavoidable circumstances prevent me from giving you ample written instructions. Such however as may be deemed necessary will be prepared and sent to you at the City of Washington in a very few days." - Anson Jones

"The world is now aware that the most unavoidable and most dangerous weapon that exists is the blind decisiveness of a man ready to sacrifice his life for an obscure cause." - Omar Bongo

"I'm afraid sometimes certain individual cases of defaults are unavoidable. What we should do is to step up monitoring, properly handle relevant matters, and ensure there is no regional and systemic financial risk." - Li Keqiang

"It is unavoidable that if we learn more about a great man's life, we shall also hear of occasions on which he has done no better than we, and has in fact come nearer to us as a human being." - Sigmund Freud

"Aircraft do not crash of themselves. They come to grief because men are foolish, or vain, or lazy, or irresolute or reckless. One crash in a thousand may be unavoidable because God wills it so - not more than that." - Nevil Shute

"I think it is tragic that a situation should arise where civilians on any side are killed. But it is almost a cliche to say that it is virtually unavoidable and this isn't unique to us alone." - Joe Slovo

"If we're reading a first-person account, we know that each and every one of us, myself included, have a great desire to be seen in a certain way, or to be perceived in a certain way. It's unavoidable." - Errol Morris

"A very Faustian choice is upon us: whether to accept our corrosive and risky behavior as the unavoidable price of population and economic growth, or to take stock of ourselves and search for a new environmental ethic." - E O Wilson

"Obamacare is the wildly complex Rube Goldberg contraption it is because getting the legislation through Congress required so many political tradeoffs and so many unavoidable deals with so many vested interests. But that's no excuse." - Tina Brown

"I'm not a big fan of TV. It's an unavoidable situation being Ozzy Osbourne, people want you to go on chat shows, and I'm not good at it. I don't feel comfortable doing it." - Ozzy Osbourne

"In war it is necessary to kill as many people as possible - such is the cynical logic of war. Brutality in a fight is unavoidable; have you seen how cruelly children fight in the streets?" - Maxim Gorky

"My suspicion is that this is an unavoidable human dilemma, that people will always want to avoid pain, to avoid those who are in pain, and so will be vulnerable to anyone or anything that seems to promise permanent avoidance." - Rick Moody

"We are creatures. We have a link with a native habitat just like every other species. Throughout most of human history, physical activity was unavoidable, calories were scarce and hard to get. In the modern era, calories are unavoidable, physical activity is scare and hard to get. The traits that allowed our ancestors to survive, and let's face it, the survival of our ancestors is the reason that we're here because the people who don't survive and make very crummy ancestors, are our traits. But they're very much at odds with the modern environment." - David Katz

"Many people think that hunger is unavoidable in any society, even a society that is blessed with great abundance. That is not true. The European community does not have widespread hunger. America, which leads the world in so many ways, can end childhood hunger within its borders." - Pierce Brosnan

"I ought to have seized the initiative in 1938 instead of allowing myself to be forced into war in 1939; for war was, in any case, unavoidable. However, you can hardly blame me if the British and the French accepted at Munich every demand I made of them! (14th February 1945)" - Adolf Hitler

"It is now necessary to face the truth and to acknowledge against all prejudices that the struggle that the Albanian tribe is leading today is a natural and unavoidable historic struggle for a different political life than that experienced under Turkish rule - different also from that which its neighbours Serbia, Greece and Montenegro would like to force upon the Albanians." - Dimitrije Tucovic

"Timing. We give it many names: Destiny, Fate, Kismet, the will of God. Whatever we call it, lives are changed and molded by it, in small or drastic ways beyond our control. The precise, exquisite influence of timing moves people into new positions as surely as a spring flood rearranges the landscape. It is as unavoidable as life." - Helen Van Slyke

"I think I have made it clear that I never intended to make enemies. But in an age when anti-foreign sentiment was running high, it was unavoidable that in my position as an advocate of open intercourse and free adoption of Western culture, I should make some adversaries." - Fukuzawa Yukichi

"I'm always positive when it comes to professional bodybuilding, hell I'm Mr. Olympia for God's sake. If I'm number one in our sport and I have a negative attitude then our sport don't need me and I don't need our sport. There are problems and controversy in all sports. That's really unavoidable." - Ronnie Coleman

"It's really hard because you only have that split-second to determine what to do. It's crazy. I try my best to use clear judgment and make clear decisions, but a lot of those collisions are unavoidable. You're either going to let them catch it and take a step to see what's going on, or there's going to be a collision." - Adrian Wilson

"This perpetual round of constrained civilities to persons quite indifferent to us, is the most provoking and tiresome thing in theworld, but it is unavoidable in a country town, where everybody is known.... 'Tis a most shocking and unworthy way of spending our precious irrecoverable time, to those who know not its value." - Fanny Burney

"To call a posit a posit is not to patronize it. A posit can be unavoidable except at the cost of other no less artificial expedients. Everything to which we concede existence is a posit from the standpoint of a description of the theory-building process, and simultaneously real from the standpoint of the theory that is being built." - Willard Van Orman Quine

"Journey through the Power of the Rainbow represents a condensed compendium of literary efforts from a life dedicated to transforming the themes of injustice, grief, and despair that we all encounter during some unavoidable point of our existence into a sustainable life-affirming poetics of passionate creativity, empowered spiritual vision, and inspired commitment." - Aberjhani

"At best, I consider flying an unavoidable necessity, a time to resurrect forgotten prayers and contemplate the end of all joy in a twisted howling heap of machinery; at worst, I rank it right up there with psychotic episodes and torture at the hands of malevolent strangers." - T.C. Boyle

"The most difficult task, phase-out over the next 20-25 years of coal use that does not capture CO?, is Herculean, yet feasible when compared with the efforts that went into World War II. The stakes, for all life on the planet, surpass those of any previous crisis. The greatest danger is continued ignorance and denial, which could make tragic consequences unavoidable." - James Hansen

"Will the things that are being lost - the wilderness, the plants and animals, the skills, and all the others - leave too vast a gap in the human spirit? This is the unanswerable question. In the meantime, we must live in our century and wait, enduring somehow the unavoidable sadness." - David Ehrenfeld

"A newspaper can follow the compulsions, the desires of the readers. Take the English evening newspapers - they are following the readers' desires when they are interested only in the royal family gossip. But even the most objective, serious newspaper in the world designs the way in which the reader could or should think. That's unavoidable." - Umberto Eco

"The most difficult task, phase-out over the next 20-25 years of coal use that does not capture CO2, is Herculean, yet feasible when compared with the efforts that went into World War II. The stakes, for all life on the planet, surpass those of any previous crisis. The greatest danger is continued ignorance and denial, which could make tragic consequences unavoidable." - James Hansen

"And a true God is not One with the most servants, but One who serves the most, thereby making Gods of all others. For this is both the goal and the glory of God: that His subjects shall be no more, and that all shall know God not as the unattainable, but as the unavoidable." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Everybody has accepted by now that change is unavoidable. But that still implies that change is like death and taxes - it should be postponed as long as possible and no change would be vastly preferable. But in a period of upheaval, such as the one we are living in, change is the norm." - Peter Drucker

"Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It's absolutely unavoidable. A journalist is someone who looks at the world and the way it works, someone who takes a close look at things every day and reports what she sees, someone who represents the world, the event, for others. She cannot do her work without judging what she sees." - Marguerite Duras

"Human life consists in mutual service. No grief, pain, misfortune, or broken heart, is excuse for cutting off one's life while any power of service remains. But when all usefulness is over, when one is assured of an unavoidable and imminent death, it is the simplest of human rights to choose a quick and easy death in place of a slow and horrible one." - Charlotte Perkins Gilman

"Slowly, but very deliberately, the brooding edifice of seduction, creaking and incongruous, came into being, a vast Heath Robinson mechanism, dually controlled by them and lumbering gloomily down vistas of triteness. With a sort of heavy-fisted dexterity the mutually adapted emotions of each of them became synchronized, until the unavoidable anti-climax was at hand." - Anthony Powell

"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. Say you're running and you think, "Man, this hurts, I ca' take it anymore. The "hurt" part is an unavoidable reality, but whether or not you can stand anymore is up to the runner himself." - Haruki Murakami

"Claude rubs the back of his neck and wrinkles his nose, about to tell me he was never sad. I believe this is called bravado and is not limited to lawyers, or even men, although that combination makes it almost unavoidable." - Rachel Hartman



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