novelty

A Quote by Renata Adler on novelty and philosophy

There follows a little obscenity here, a dash of philosophy there, considerable whining overall, and a modern satirical novel is born.

Renata Adler (1938 -)

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A Quote by Professor Zen on certainty, crime, education, novelty, people, and schools

I have a novel way to eliminate crime as we know it. Instead of passing sentences of a certain number of years, why don't we educate the inmates and not let them out until they have maintained at least a C average from a grade school to a high school curriculum. Do you know how many people we could actually keep in prison and for how long? Think about it.

Professor Zen

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on existence, love, novelty, pleasure, secrets, and tragedy

We so love all new and unusual things that we even derive a secret pleasure from the saddest and most tragic events, both because of their novelty and because of the natural malignity that exists within us.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on dogs, force, horses, novelty, and passion

He will hold thee, when his passion shall have spent its novel force, Something better than his dog, a little dearer than his horse.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Line 49.

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A Quote by Joseph Kennedy on danger, life, nations, and novelty

We are living in a period which all too readily scraps the old for the new. . . . As a nation, we are in danger of forgetting that the new is not true because it is novel, and that the old is not false because it is ancient.

Joseph Kennedy (1888 - 1969)

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A Quote by J. Bartlet Brebner on change, disaster, love, nature, novelty, resolution, and war

Part of human nature resents change, loves equilibrium, while another part welcomes novelty, loves the excitement of disequilibrium. There is no formula for the resolution of this tug-of-war, but it is obvious that absolute surrender to either of them invites disaster.

J. Bartlet Brebner

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on novelty and world

There is an incessant influx of novelty into the world, and yet we tolerate incredible dullness.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Walden

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on america, books, experience, novelty, originality, thought, universe, and world

How novel and original must be each new mans view of the universe - for though the world is so old - & so many books have been written - each object appears wholly undescribed to our experience - each field of thought wholly unexplored - The whole world is an America, a New World.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: 2 April 1852, Journal 4:421

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on authors, good, heroism, novelty, and truth

A good novel tells us the truth about it's hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by George Bernard Shaw on clarity, good, novelty, and worth

It is clear that a novel cannot be too bad to be worth publishing. . . . It certainly is possible for a novel to be too good to be worth publishing.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Source: Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant (1898)

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