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"We hope vaguely but dread precisely." - Paul Valery

"I'm vaguely embarrassed by myself sometimes." - Tom Stoppard

"Lonley, Vaguely pedophilic swing set seeks the butts of children." - John Green

"I'd rather be vaguely right than precisely wrong." - John Maynard Keynes

"It is better to be vaguely right than precisely wrong." - H. Wildon Carr

"He was currently wondering vaguely who Moey and Chandon were." - Terry Pratchett

"Boys mystified me, although I dreamed vaguely of men." - Elizabeth Kostova

"To be thoroughly modern, an aphorism should trail off vaguely rather than coming to a point." - Mason Cooley

"That is vaguely conspiratorial, in a networking sense. We have published their meeting notes." - Julian Assange

"Nick looked vaguely homicidal, but that was sort of his default expression." - Sarah Rees Brennan

"No man suffers injustice without learning, vaguely but surely, what justice is." - Isaac Rosenfeld

"There's something vaguely erotic about watching a woman eat a banana while cupping two plums." - Dana Gould

"Every other writer's process is sort of vaguely scary and appalling." - Daryl Gregory

"I think even in today's America, there's a sense that there's something vaguely sexy about cigarettes." - John H. McWhorter

"No man suffers injustice without learning, vaguely but surely, what justice is." - Isaac Rosenfeld

"Your saving grace, Danielle, is that you make the rest of your kind look vaguely human." - William Gibson

"I'd had a vaguely Jewish upbringing, but no deep connection to faith." - Andrew Solomon

"An Angel who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards." - Neil Gaiman

"I'm not clean or even vaguely pleasant to be around in a domestic situation." - Daniel Radcliffe

"The thing now is to seem concerned in a vaguely social-democratic way." - Thomas Frank

"A Hallmark card with paragraphs about my beauty written by a stranger is vaguely depressing." - Emma Mclaughlin

"I can tell you all kinds of moral tales, but fashion and reality are vaguely different." - Karl Lagerfeld

"Everybody's vaguely miserable sometimes...and most people are vaguely miserable most of the time. The trick is to scrap your way from the most-of-the-time to the some-of-the-time category." - Tim Sandlin

"The desert is a spiritual place, we vaguely understand, and the sea the mere playground of our hedonism." - Tim Winton

"Vaguely at first, then more distinctly, I realized that man is an eternal stranger on this planet." - Eric Hoffer

"I understand that smoking is vaguely inappropriate in certain situations. You know, like an orphanage, cancer ward, whatever." - Greg Proops

"Memory heaps dead leaves on corpse-like deeds, from under which they do but vaguely offend the sense." - John Galsworthy

"In headaches and in worry Vaguely life leaks away, And Time will have his fancy To-morrow or today." - W H Auden

"I have always been politically active and vaguely dissatisfied with the state of news, but I wasn't sure why." - Thomas Sadoski

"I vaguely remember doing [all my] photo sessions, but definitely there were some surprises there for me." - Cassandra Peterson

"Banks are kinda cool, you put some money in there. It should be kinda vaguely sexy, but it's not." - Joshua Homme

"I keep vaguely wondering what Macs are like, but the ones I've seen spend too much time being friendly." - Terry Pratchett

"People regurgitate the same old cliches and it becomes like a photocopy of a photocopy of something that's vaguely interesting." - Steve Coogan

"I began to understand my sensations, to know what I wanted, at around the age of forty - but only vaguely." - Camille Pissarro

"My main motivation is not to get bored. I'm just hoping I get a vaguely maverick reputation." - Vikram Seth

"I'm really into the irony of writing vaguely radical plays that instantly win huge establishment awards. It's really amusing." - Israel Horovitz

"Life is a sleazy stranger, who looks vaguely familiar; flirting with a bimbo named disaster at the end of the bar." - Ani Difranco

"If parents are the fixed stars in the childs universe, the vaguely understood, distant but constant celestial spheres, siblings are the dazzling, sometimes scorching comets whizzing nearby." - Alison Gopnik

"The difference between Carter and [Ted] Kennedy: Carter has this vague religion which he believes in strongly, while Kennedy has this strong religion which he believes in vaguely." - Eugene Mccarthy

"The "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" hitchhiker really made people never want to hitchhike again - the hitcher, the show. Hitchhiking is always vaguely sexual." - John Waters

"She frowned at him. "That sounds vaguely like a threat." "It's not vague and it's not a threat. It's clearly blackmail." - P C Cast

"Solemn Australians think that an interest in design is a superficial and trivial interest. This is actually an improvement, they used to think it effeminate and vaguely immoral." - Robin Boyd

"There was the noise itself, which he thought of vaguely as the noise of classical music, sameish and rhetorical, full of feelings people surely never had" - Alan Hollinghurst

"Vaguely conscious of that great suspense in which we live, we find our escape from its sterile, annihilating reality in many dreams, in religion, passion, art." - Arthur Symons

"Men she knew'? - she had conceded vaguely to herself that all men who had ever been in love with her were her friends." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"If I were to die of anything vaguely sex-related or had taken Viagra, you just know there'd be headlines of 'Russell How-hard' in the newspapers." - Russell Howard

"People talk vaguely about the innocence of a little child, but they take mighty good care not to let it out of their sight for twenty minutes." - Hector Hugh Munro

"All this marked them as vaguely liberal, although their ideas would never congeal into anything like a firm ideology; in this, too, they were American." - Barack Obama

"There's this brutal imperial power, that my passport says I represent. But it will never represent where my heart lives, only vaguely where it went." - Ani Difranco

"Whenever I go anywhere but Italy for a vacation, I always feel vaguely disappointed, as if I have made a mistake." - Erica Jong

"Thoughts there are, that need no embodying, no form, no expression. It is enough to hint at them vaguely; a word, and they are heard and seen." - Joseph Joubert

"She thought I was...soulful, by which I think she means that I don't say much and I always look vaguely pissed off." - Nick Hornby

"I don't really know a lot about these 'anti-protest' laws. I'm only vaguely aware of them, but I don't have enough detailed knowledge about them to comment." - George Brandis

"People talk vaguely about the innocence of a little child, but they take mighty good care not to let it out of their sight for twenty minutes." - Saki

"There's this brutal imperial power, that my passport says I represent. But it will never represent where my heart lives, only vaguely where it went." - Ani Difranco

"All that I've lived I've forgotten, as if I'd vaguely heard it. All that I'll be reminds me of nothing, as if I'd lived and forgotten it." - Fernando Pessoa

"Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art: it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible, and perhaps altogether unseen." - George Jean Nathan

"Acting is the only thing I'm even vaguely good at and acting is something that I think I do know about." - Martin Freeman

"If parents are the fixed stars in the child's universe, the vaguely understood, distant but constant celestial spheres, siblings are the dazzling, sometimes scorching comets whizzing nearby." - Alison Gopnik

"To connect with the characters, you need to connect with the world. If the world feels vaguely familiar, I believe the characters will feel relatable." - Shawn Levy

"I wondered vaguely if this was when it would end, whether I would pull up tonight's darkness like a quilt and be dead and at peace evermore." - William Manchester

"Look, it's one of the great mysteries of the world, I cannot answer that question. I think I'm vaguely blonde. To be perfectly frank, I don't know." - Cate Blanchett

"Now, as a comic, if you're vaguely amusing you can go straight into TV, then you play the O2 and then everyone's sick of you." - Alexei Sayle

"There are some remarks that are so stupid that to be even vaguely aware of them is the intellectual equivalent of living next door to Chernobyl." - Elizabeth Wurtzel

"In the 1960s and '70s, there wasn't much evidence at all. We knew vaguely the causes of cancer, but methods like genomics were very new." - Harold E Varmus

"For a long time, I'd been vaguely fascinated by the idea that Charles Lindbergh flew the Atlantic and Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs in the same summer." - Bill Bryson

"Many manufacturers secretly question whether advertising really sells their product, but are vaguely afraid that their competitors might steal a march on them if they stopped." - David Ogilvy

"Hart is still like that little tub of vaguely milklike gunk that comes with airline coffee. It is labeled a "nondairy" product. Fine: we know what is is non, but what is it?" - George Will

"Aside from battles, the history of nations seemed to consist of nothing but powerless old poops like myself, heavily medicated and vaguely beloved in the long ago, coming to kiss the boots of young psychopaths." - Kurt Vonnegut

"She sat in the dew-damp grass and ripped up clumps of it, tossing them in the air and feeling vaguely guilty about it. Some gnome ought to pop out of the tree and scold her for torturing the lawn." - Holly Black

"Headline?" he asked. "'Swing Set Needs Home,'" I said. "'Desperately Lonely Swing Set Needs Loving Home,'" he said. "'Lonely, Vaguely Pedophilic Swing Set Seeks the Butts of Children,'" I said." - John Green

"If I could do it all over again," he said, his speech slow and vaguely mangled by his massive lower lip, "I'd just let myself be trampled to death by the Satan Pig." - John Green

"He vaguely desired to walk around and around the body and stare; the impulse of the living to try to read in dead eyes the answer to the Question." - Stephen Crane

"The pages and the words are my world, spread out before your eyes and for your hand to touch. Vaguely, I can see you face looking down into me, as I look back. Do you see my eyes?" - Markus Zusak

"There is something inhuman and vaguely pornographic about statistics... Pornography, on the other hand, with its loosely bound sequences of storyless sexual couplings often has the feel of a statistical survey." - John Allen Paulos

"Men have a singular desire to be good without being good for anything, because, perchance, they think vaguely that so it will be good for them in the end." - Henry David Thoreau

"I can't worry too much about the everyday things. Otherwise I'd lose touch with my own world, that helps me as an artist, but it's frustrating for the people around me. I'm vaguely functional, but there's always something slightly off." - Florence Welch

"Change of state is not the point; recognizing the Changeless is the point, recognizing primordial Emptiness is the point, and if you are breathing and vaguely awake, that state of consciousness will do just fine." - Ken Wilber

"I will use big words from time to time, the meanings of which I may only vaguely perceive, in hopes such cupidity will send you scampering to your dictionary: I will call such behavior 'public service'." - Harlan Ellison

"The barman sidled toward them out of a back room. He was a grump-looking old man with a great deal of a long gray hair and a beard. He was tall and thin and looked vaguely familiar to Harry." - J K Rowling

"For heaven's sake, if you don't know someone's name, just pretend you do. Do that thing everyone else does, where you vaguely say, "Nice to see you!" and make weak eye contact." - Mindy Kaling

"She'd thought love had something to do with happiness, but it turned out they were not even vaguely related. Love was closer to a need, no different from the need to eat, to breathe." - Joe Hill

"Such an assemblage of the spraddle-legged men of the middle class, whose hands were bent and shoulders stooped from delving and constructing, had never appeared to an Asbury Park summer crowd, and the latter was vaguely amused." - Stephen Crane

"The childlike, gum-chewing naivete, the glamour rooted in despair, the self-admiring carelessness, the perfected otherness, the wispiness, the shadowy, voyeuristic, vaguely sinister aura, the pale, soft-spoken magical presence, the skin and bones . . ." - Andy Warhol

"I think love and sex are separate and only vaguely similar. Like the word bear and the word bare. You can get in trouble mistaking one for the other." - Harlan Ellison

"Frigidity is largely nonsense. It is this generation's catchword, one only vaguely understood and constantly misused. Frigid women are few. There is a host of diffident and slow-ripening ones." - Phyllis Mcginley

"He flipped the dail, and I crossed my arms over my chest as some vaguely European-sounding band sang about how video had killed the radio star. I wished someone would kill this radio." - Richelle Mead

"Of course I should love to throw a toothbrush into a bag, and just go, quite vaguely, without any plans or even a real destination. It is the Wanderlust." - Vita Sackville-West

"I like African and avant-garde music, anything that's vaguely interesting. Hard rock I get a bit bored with because it's what I do. So anything outside of hard rock's fine by me." - Roger Glover

"The framework itself - Paradine wasn't a mathematician. But the angles formed by the wires were vaguely shocking, in their ridiculous lack of Euclidean logic. They were a maze. Perhaps that's what the gadget was - a puzzle." - Lewis Padgett

"To discover meaning is somehow to see the relatedness with everything else,/ However vaguely it may be;./ To find meaning is to see the purpose of things,/ However hazily it may be." - Kuruvilla Pandikattu

"The wind shrieks, the wind grieves; It dashes the leaves on walls, it whirls then again; And the enormous sleeper vaguely and stupidly dreams And desires to stir, to resist a ghost of pain." - Conrad Aiken

"Such as we were we gave ourselves outright (The deed of gift was many deeds of war) To the land vaguely realizing westward, But still unstoried, artless, unenhanced, Such as she was, such as she would become." - Robert Frost

"I seem to vaguely remember a time when America had confidence. And guts. And soldiers fighting a war didn't need to be given permission to defend themselves from enemies trying to kill them." - Charles Foster Johnson

"I see things in the middle of the night. I draw them on paper and I don't even think about it. I'm like a machine in a way - just made of some electronic stuff. Vaguely digital." - Karl Lagerfeld

"For heaven's sake, if you do' know someone's name, just pretend you do. Do that thing everyone else does, where you vaguely say, "Nice to see you!" and make weak eye contact." - Mindy Kaling

"The urge to create a fictional narrative is a mysterious one, and when an idea comes, the writer's sense of what a story wants to be is only vaguely visible through the penumbra of inspiration." - Adam Johnson

"The wind shrieks, the wind grieves; It dashes the leaves on walls, it whirls then again; And the enormous sleeper vaguely and stupidly dreams And desires to stir, to resist a ghost of pain." - Conrad Aiken

"There's a taste in the air, sweet and vaguely antiseptic, that reminds him of his teenage years in these streets, and of a general state of longing, a hunger for life to begin that from this distance seems like happiness." - Ian Mcewan

"Power is all. Another falsification; I do not tell how I gain or maintain it. I only record the ginger stroll through the vaguely fetid garden of its rewards." - Samuel R Delany

"I seem to vaguely remember a time when America had confidence. And guts. And soldiers fighting a war didn't need to be given "permission" to defend themselves from enemies trying to kill them." - Charles Foster Johnson

"The thing I hate most is false modesty. The artists who are, like, 'Oh, you know, I'm really not that good. Oh, I can't believe I'm here.' I find it vaguely sinister, even." - Rufus Wainwright

"The moral and social aspiration proper to American life is, of course, the aspiration vaguely described by the word democratic; and the actual achievement of the American nation points towards an adequate and fruitful definition of the democratic ideal." - Herbert Croly

"People had always vaguely mentioned that when you have children, how part of your life would stop. But they don't say that some other extraordinary part of your life opens up." - Cate Blanchett

"Examine your experience of the incarnation so far and realistically add up the moments of happiness and unhappiness and you tell me, oh somewhat vaguely nobly born, you tell me, what has it been like for you?" - Frederick Lenz

"When you meditate you feel joy, harmony, peace, stillness, ecstasy, laughter, certainty, courage, strength, awareness and immortality. In the beginning you will feel these things vaguely, a distant knocking at your castle door." - Frederick Lenz

"I vaguely remember we had an air-raid shelter in our yard. We lived in a semi-detached house with a small garden in the suburbs of Salford, a couple of miles from the docks." - Robert Powell

"Unlike with the majority of library books, when you enter a term into a search engine there is no guarantee that what you will find is authoritative, accurate or even vaguely true." - Howard Rheingold

"When I'm explaining something to you, if I'm being long-winded, and twisty in a non-productive way, I could make you feel vaguely insulted. And you'd have a right to be." - George Saunders

"I'll tell you, I've never particularly been a 'Trek' person. I feel about 'Trek' the way one feels about known, vaguely liked, but rather distant members of one's family." - China Mieville

"Hardly anyone liked R.E.M. who didn't like them way too much, so part of being an R.E.M. fan meant getting wildly overinvested and then feeling vaguely disappointed by whatever they did next." - Rob Sheffield

"I always vaguely knew I wanted to perform, but I haven't got the greatest singing voice and my dancing isn't up to scratch. Acting was really the only alternative. My parents have been really supportive throughout." - Ruth Wilson

"You don't need to be able to string a sentence together in a way that is elegant or even vaguely meaningful to produce a bestseller - as Dan Brown has demonstrated time and again." - Anthony Horowitz

"More than half of Guatemalans are pureblooded Indians, descendants of the proud Maya-Quiche tribes. In their mist-shrouded villages, the Indians worship the corn god and the rain god, only vaguely concerned with the political entity known as Guatemala." - Stephen Kinzer

"At my advanced age, I know I am not an anti-Semite, not even vaguely or remotely, but others would seem to know better, as false accusers always do." - Michael Leunig

"Obama can't change his cool disposition, though it would be nice if he lost the vaguely grudging air he gives off that problems of management get in the way of ideas." - Tina Brown

"Doing press is like eating at McDonald's: while it's going on it's vaguely enjoyable - you're seduced by your own vanity and taking yourself rather seriously - but immediately afterwards you feel sick." - Emily Mortimer

"I'm pretty rubbish, as we say in Britain, artwise, and I always envy people who can pick up something and even do just a little doodle of someone that looks vaguely like them. It's impressive." - Freddie Highmore

"Vaguely, as when you are studying a foreign language and read a page which at first you can make nothing of, till a word or a sentence gives you a clue; and on a sudden suspicion, as it were, of the sense flashes across your troubled wits, vaguely she gained an inkling into the workings of Walter's mind. It was like a dark and ominous landscape seen by a flash of lightning and in a moment hidden again by the night. She shuddered at what she saw." - W Somerset Maugham

"When I think of anything properly describable as a beautiful idea, it is always in the form of music. I have written and printed probably 10,000,000 words in English but all the same I shall die an inarticulate man, for my best ideas beset me in a language I know only vaguely and speak only as a child." - H L Mencken

"See how he cowers and sneaks, how vaguely all the day he fears, not being immortal nor divine, but the slave and prisoner of his own opinion of himself, a fame won by his own deeds. Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. What a man thinks of himself, that it is which determines, or rather indicates, his fate." - Henry David Thoreau

"But nearly every woman I know has a roughly similar story - in fact, dozens of them: stories about being obsessed with a celebrity, work colleague or someone they vaguely knew for years; living in a parallel world in their head; conjuring up endless plots and scenarios for this thing that never actually happened." - Caitlin Moran

"The ability to make fire at will. It allowed us light to see in the darkness, warmth against the cold, a tool to cook our food.' He gestured vaguely in the direction of the Delta's engines. 'Fire is what eventually led to travel across the black beyond, the ability to start a new life on a New World." - Patrick Ness

"Unlike Descartes, we own and use our beliefs of the moment, even in the midst of philosophizing, until by what is vaguely called scientific method we change them here and there for the better. Within our own total evolving doctrine, we can judge truth as earnestly and absolutely as can be, subject to correction, but that goes without saying." - Willard Van Orman Quine

"...I knew I wanted to be permanently self-supporting and I vaguely thought I might work somewhere in the realm of ideas. I felt that I had within me an undeveloped fount of ideas. I did not know exactly what my ideas were, but whatever they were I wanted to convert people to them." - Rheta Childe Dorr

"She read it again. It was fascinating and surreal, like reading a diary that had been hers when she was a teenager, secret and heartfelt words written by a girl she only vaguely remembered. She wished she'd written more. Her words mad her feel sad and proud, powerful and relieved." p 272" - Lisa Genova

"You would think after all the hours I'd spent with Gale- watching him talk and laugh and frown- that I would know all there was to know about his lips. But I hadn't imagined how warm they would feel pressed against my own. Or how those hands [...] could entrap me... I vaguely remember my fingers, curled tightly closed, resting on his chest." - Suzanne Collins

"I am not a morning person. Never have been - never want to be. As a matter of fact, I am vaguely distrustful of people who bound out of bed early like demented puppies. It's barbaric to wake up before 9:00 a.m." - P C Cast

"Everything comes to an end. A good bottle of wine, a summer's day, a long-running sitcom, one's life, and eventually our species. The question for many of us is not that everything will come to an end but when. And can we do anything vaguely useful until it does?" - Jasper Fforde

"Everything comes to an end. A good bottle of wine, a summer's day, a long-running sitcom, one's life, and eventually our species. The question for many of us is not that everything will come to an end but when. And can we do anything vaguely useful until it does?" - Jasper Fforde

"Man made one grave mistake: in answer to vaguely reformist and humanitarian agitation he admitted women to politics and the professions. The conservatives who saw this as the undermining of our civilization and the end of the state and marriage were right after all; it is time for the demolition to begin." - Germaine Greer

"Seventeen, eh!" said Hagrid as he accepted a bucket-sized glass of wine from Fred. "Six years to the day we met, Harry, d"yeh remember it?" "Vaguely," said Harry, grinning up at him. "Did' you smash down the front door, give Dudley a pig's tail, and tell me I was a wizard?" "I forge" the details," Hagrid chortled." - J K Rowling

"And I vaguely remember her smiling at me from the door way the glittering ambiguity of a girls smile, which seems to promise an answer to the question, but never gives it. The question, the one we"ve all been asking since girls stopped being gross, the question that is to simple to be uncomplicated: Does she like me or does she LIKE me?" - John Green

"You would think after all the hours I"d spent with Gale- watching him talk and laugh and frown- that I would know all there was to know about his lips. But I had' imagined how warm they would feel pressed against my own. Or how those hands [...] could entrap me... I vaguely remember my fingers, curled tightly closed, resting on his chest." - Suzanne Collins

"The ability to make fire at will. It allowed us light to see in the darkness, warmth against the cold, a tool to cook our food." He gestured vaguely in the direction of the Delta's engines. "Fire is what eventually led to travel across the black beyond, the ability to start a new life on a New World." - Patrick Ness

"Flyfishing, which has a vaguely mystical aura, is a lot like work. I'm a frenetic flyfisherman. I wade up and down streams, looking for good spots, usually falling and breaking some piece of equipment. Or I stand still and work myself into a frenzy about what fly I should use. I love fishing, but it has never given me a moments peace." - James P. Gorman

"A homeless man once told me that dancing to rap music is the cultural equivalent of masturbating, and I'd sort of fell the same way about playing John Madden Football immediately after filing my income tax: It's fun, but - somehow - vaguely pathetic." - Chuck Klosterman

"My heart is drumming in my chest so hard it aches, but it's the good kind of ache, like the feeling you get on the first real day of autumn, when the air is crisp and the leaves are all flaring at the edges and the wind smells just vaguely of smoke - like the end and the beginning of something all at once." - Lauren Oliver

"The films of The Caine Mutiny and Marjorie Morningstar always seemed to me mere thin skims of the story lines, and I never did see a meager Hollywood caper called Youngblood Hawke, vaguely based on my 800-page novel. So it was that I opted for television, with its much broader time limits, for The Winds of War." - Herman Wouk

"A state does not simply fall apart as a result of depression... [Weimar Germany] was not destroyed by economic depression or widespread unemployment, though these naturally contributed to the atmosphere of doom, but because the Weimar Right was resolved to abolish the parliamentary state in favour of a vaguely conceived authoritarian state." - Sebastian Haffner

"If you grow up ... in the suburbs of anywhere, a dream like this seems kind of vaguely ludicrous and completely unattainable, this moment is directly connected to those childhood imaginings. And for anybody who's on the downside of advantage, and relying purely on courage, it's possible." - Russell Crowe

"It seems to me that on one page I recognized a portion of an old diary of mine which mysteriously disappeared shortly after my marriage, and, also, scraps of letters which, though considerably edited, sound to me vaguely familiar. In fact, Mr. Fitzgerald (I believe that is how he spells his name) seems to believe that plagiarism begins at home." - Zelda Fitzgerald

"Man made one grave mistake: in answer to vaguely reformist and humanitarian agitation he admitted women to politics and the professions. The conservatives who saw this as the undermining of our civilisation and the end of the state and marriage were right after all; it is time for the demolition to begin." - Germaine Greer

"The coarsest father gains a new impulse to labor from the moment of his baby's birth; he scarcely sees it when awake, and yet it is with him all the time. Every stroke he strikes is for his child. New social aims, new moral motives, come vaguely up to him." - Thomas Wentworth Higginson

"And I vaguely remember her smiling at me from the door way the glittering ambiguity of a girls smile, which seems to promise an answer to the question, but never gives it. The question, the one we've all been asking since girls stopped being gross, the question that is to simple to be uncomplicated: Does she like me or does she LIKE me?" - John Green

"The doctrine of the sacredness of the soul sounds vaguely uplifting, but in fact is highly malignant. It discounts life on earth as just a temporary phase that people pass through, indeed, an infinitesimal fraction of their existence...the gradual replacement of lives for souls as the locus of moral value was helped along by the ascendency of skepticism and reason" - Steven Pinker

"Hyacinth," Lady Bridgerton said in a vaguely disapproving voice, "do try to speak in complete sentences." Hyacinth looked at her mother with a surprised expression. "Biscuits. Are. Good." She cocked her head to the side. "Noun. Verb. Adjective." "Hyacinth." "Noun. Verb. Adjective." Colin said, wiping a crumb from his grinning face. "Sentence. Is. Correct." - Julia Quinn

"I listened, vaguely knowing now that I had committed some awful wrong that I could not undo, that I had uttered words I could not recall even though I ached to nullify them, kill them, turn back time to the moment before I had talked so that I could have another chance to save myself." - Richard Wright

"A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments, soccer games, romances, best friends, location of friend's houses, favorite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams. A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house." - Matt Groening

"I had seen faces in photographs I might have found beautiful had I known even vaguely in what beauty was supposed to consist. And my father's face, on his death-bolster, had seemed to hint at some form of aesthetics relevant to man. But the faces of the living, all grimace and flush, can they be described as objects?" - Samuel Beckett



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