Leo Tolstoy Quotes
Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
— Leo Tolstoy
When I went to university, I decided that I would like to do something related to plant ecology, because I felt that plants were so beautiful. When I am studying plants, I feel like I am talking with some kind of supernatural life, like I am talking with someone who does not speak.
But we discovered that, although I liked publishing, the commercial side meant nothing at all to me.
I'm an enigma, an unknown. You can't really figure out what I'm going to do next. I like it like that.
There's nothing that cannot be found through some search engine or on the Internet somewhere.
Now where there are no parts, there neither extension, nor shape, nor divisibility is possible. And these monads are the true atoms of nature and, in a word, the elements of things.
It's good that I managed to hoodwink so many people. I am actually not that nice a person.
If you're really in the process of photographing, you are absolutely aware. You are looking.
Dostoevsky is such a bad writer it is hard to take him seriously as a novelist, though he is a wonderful philosopher.
What's real freedom? Real freedom is being able to not have my way and still be just as happy as if I did.
Part of the strength that Charlie and I have as a team is we've been able to keep our priorities straight through our entire partnership. We've been able to maintain a life outside of skating, and though we've given up a lot of things and we've been training really hard our entire lives, we've been able to maintain great social lives.
I didn't like children. I didn't think of myself as a child. I didn't like any of the things other children were interested in.
My mother's nickname for me is 'Positive Patrick.' I like to live up to that title.
Once anthropology and geology had opened up the pre-recordkeeping darkness of humanity's long, slow, sustained infancy as suitable grounds for speculation, writers began trying to imagine human existence as it must have been with only stone-age technology.
Paul Di Filippo
I walked into the wrong examination room. I'm bad enough at facial recognition... I saw more that day than I cared to. Fortunately, I didn't recognize her from that angle, whoever it was, and I didn't ask. I'm off to a rocky start on the road to fatherhood, but I got a free view.