The Paradox of Freedom—the way to expand your freedom is to narrow your focus. Stay focused on saving to achieve financial freedom. Stay focused on training to achieve physical freedom. Stay focused on learning to achieve intellectual freedom. The disciplined become the free.
As a rule,I believe people shouldn’t follow rules;rules should follow people.
FV: Annandale defines ‘definition’ as “an explanation of the signification of a term.” Yet Oxford, on the other hand, defines it as “a statement of the precise meaning of a word.” A small, perhaps negligible difference you might think. And neither, would you say, is necessarily more correct than the other? But now look up...
Wyatt avoided the petty gunfights and headed to a saloon and rigged up a bunch of Molotov cocktails. Her firebombs against members of Tom and Vik’s posse had destroyed the scenario’s promise of so many wonderful gun duels. She’d killed most of their group, too, and shown everyone that she wasn’t getting promoted only because...
Two paradoxes are better than one they may even suggest a solution.
I am the Vending Machine of Love. Exact change only. The price is 33.3 cents.
…but that was the thing about reality. It didn’t need to make sense.
Ir grūti kādu visu mūžu ienīst, un tad piepeši… nekā, vairs pilnīgi nekā.
Perhaps the saddest part of coexistence is the concept of interdependence being necessary for any form of solidarity to be realized. Being encouraged to lean on the weak, does not sound like a long term viable solution to attaining strength.
That’s the paradox: the only time most people feel alive is when they’re suffering, when something overwhelms their ordinary, careful armour, and the naked child is flung out onto the world. That’s why the things that are worst to undergo are best to remember. But when that child gets buried away under their adaptive and...
Paradox is beloved of novelists. The despised savior, the humane whore, the selfish man suddenly munificent, the wise fool, and the cowardly hero. Most writers spend their lives writing about unexpected malice in the supposedly virtuous, and unexpected virtue in the supposedly sinful.
Or–to quote another paradoxical gem of my dad’s: sometimes you have to lose to win.
All generalizations are false, including this one.
Kur vispār zināšanas cilvēci novedušas? Pie atombumbām, nāvīgām gāzēm un visādiem nāves rīkiem. Nebūtu augstskolu, ļaudis izkautos ar rungām, dabūtu punus un zilumus un – atkal varētu slēgt mieru.Pārspīlētas pieklājības klusinātajā gammā katrs spēcīgāks akords skanēja griezīgi, bet visu laiku skaļi bungotā priekšnesumā asāki piesitieni nevienu neuztrauca. Viss taču dibinājās uz kontrastiem!
And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.
Just because a prediction is true, doesn’t mean that it is not false.
ORTHODOX PARADOX Religion, unlike ethnicity, is inculcated Kamil Ali
And he who wields white, wild magic gold is a paradoxFor he is everything and nothingHero and foolPotent, helplessAnd with one word of truth or treacheryHe will save or damn the earthBecause he is mad and saneCold and passionateLost and found
The absence of a muse can be even more inspirational than its presence
I particularly scorn my fondness for paradox. I despise pessimism, narcissism, solipsism, truculence, word-play, and pusillanimity, my chiefer inclinations; loathe self-loathers ergo me; have no pity for self-pity and so am free of that sweet baseness. I doubt I am. Being me’s no joke.
Mom?” I said. She turned. “Can I talk to you about something?” “Of course, darling. Come here.”I took a few steps into the room. There was so much I wanted to say. “I need you to be –” I said, and then I started to cry. “Be what?” she said, opening her arms. “Not sad,”...
Each cherry took about three seconds to eat. Three seconds to eat, but at least five years in the making. It seemed unfair to the hard-working cherry tree. The least I could do was to devote my attention to the cherry in those three seconds, really appreciate the tartness of the skin and the faint...