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A Quote by Walker Percy on boredom, circumstances, civilization, dawn, death, dogs, food, good, guidance, imagination, people, seriousness, sleep, thought, and weather

Why is it that no other species but man gets bored? Under the circumstances in which a man gets bored, a dog goes to sleep. Thought Experiment: Imagine that you are a member of a tour visiting Greece. The group goes to the Parthenon. It is a bore. Few people even bother to look - it looked better in the brochure. So people take half a look, mostly take pictures, remark on the serious erosion by acid rain. You are puzzled. Why should one of the glories and fonts of Western civilization, viewed under pleasant conditions - good weather, good hotel room, good food, good guide - be a bore? Now imagine under what set of circumstances a viewing of the Parthenon would not be a bore. For example, you are a NATO colonel defending Greece against a Soviet assault. You are in a bunker in dowtown Athens, binoculars propped on sandbags. It is dawn. A medium-range missile attack is under way. Half a million Greeks are dead. Two missiles bracket the Parthenon. The next will surely be a hit. Between columns of smoke, a ray of golden light catches the portico. Are you bored? Can you see the Parthenon?

Walker Percy

Source: 1983

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A Quote by W. C. Fields on food, force, prohibition, and water

Once during Prohibition I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.

W. C. Fields (1879 - 1946)

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A Quote by W. C. Fields on food and water

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Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had nothing to live on but food and water.

W. C. Fields (1879 - 1946)

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A Quote by Viktor E. Frankl on behavior, boredom, camping, certainty, circumstances, clarity, death, decisions, dignity, facts, food, freedom, losing, sleep, and suffering

Even though conditions such as lack of sleep, insufficient food and various mental stresses may suggest that the inmates were bound to react in certain ways, in the final analysis it becomes clear that the sort of person the prisoner became was the result of an inner decision, and not the result of camp influences alone. Fundamentally, therefore, any man can, even under such circumstances, decide what shall become of him - mentally and spiritually. He may retain his human dignity even in a concentration camp. I became acquainted with those martyrs whose behavior in camp, whose suffering and death, bore witness to the fact that the last inner freedom cannot be lost.

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)

Source: Dr. Victor E. Frankl in Man’s Search for Meaning, Simon and Schuster, NY, 1963, p. 104-105.

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on animals, existence, food, god, men, soul, thought, time, and vices

From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought.

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

Source: Les Misérables

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A Quote by unknown on body, commitment, facts, food, force, happiness, life, love, spirit, and world

Life is huge! Rejoice about the sun, moon, flowers, and sky. Rejoice about the food you have to eat. Rejoice about the body that houses your spirit. Rejoice about the fact that you can be a positive force in the world around you. Rejoice about the love that is around you. If you want to be happy, commit to making your life one of rejoicing.

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A Quote by unknown on country, food, jobs, life, love, museums, painting, people, sleep, wives, and work

Why go to a museum and look at paintings if you can paint your own painting. I mean, do things for yourself. I mean, do you have somebody come in a sleep with your wife for you? Do you pay somebody to eat your food for you? I mean, do things for yourself. That's what life's about. There's so many people doing things they hate, I mean you have people running the country who all they care about is keeping their jobs - not doing their jobs. There's so little real love in any of the work that I see.

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Source: What Happened Was . . .

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A Quote by unknown on attitude, food, trouble, and work

When we work to buy enough food to go to work, at that moment - and until our attitude is changed - we are in trouble.

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A Quote by unknown on food and quotations

Beware of food products whose ingredients are in quotation marks.

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A Quote by unknown on diet, food, energy, plants, and world

Grain crops, or cereals, are by far the most important sources of plant food for the human race. On a world wide basis, they provide two-thirds of the energy and half the protein of the diet. These crops are: wheat, rice, maize (corn), oats, barley, rye, sorghum, and millet.

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Source: The New Oxford Book of Food Plants, xvi, 1997, by J. G . Vaughan and C. A. Geissler.

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