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#4541 Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am ashamed to see what a shallow village tale our so-called History is. .

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#6464 Henry David Thoreau

published in Faith in a Seed: The Dispersion of Seeds and Other Late Natural History Writings (1993) edited by Bradley P. Dean .

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#8777 Samuel Johnson

Johnson said that he could repeat a complete chapter of "The Natural History of Iceland" from the Danish of Horrebow, the whole of which was exactly thus: "There are no snakes to be met with throughout the whole island." 62 [Chap. lxxii.] .

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#10113 Benjamin Franklin

History will also afford frequent Opportunities of showing the Necessity of a Publick Religion, from its Usefulness to the Publick; the Advantage of a Religious Character among private Persons; the Mischiefs of Superstition, &c. and the Excellency of theabove all others antient or modern. .

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#17581 Thomas Carlyle

History is the essence of innumerable biographies. .

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#17603 Thomas Carlyle

What is alltoo but recorded Experience, and a product of History; of which, therefore, Reasoning and Belief, no less than Action and Passion, are essential materials? .

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#17687 Thomas Carlyle

History a distillation of Rumour. .

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#17828 John Milton

Or call up him that left half told The story of Cambuscan bold. .

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#19839 E. M. Forster

If God could tell the story of the Universe, the Universe would become fictitious. .

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#20213 Ernest Hemingway

That is all there is to the story. Catherine died and you will die and I will die and that is all I can promise you. .

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#20838 William Blake

Commerce is so far from being beneficial to Arts or to Empire, that it is destructive of both, as all their History shows, for the above Reason of Individual Merit being its Great Hatred. Empires flourish till they become Commercial & then they are scattered abroad to the four winds .

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#20992 Dr. Seuss

And that is a story that no one can beat, When I say that I saw it on Mulberry Street. .

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#22493 Arundhati Roy

The story of the Narmada valley is nothing less than the story of Modern India. Like the tiger in the Belgrade zoo during the NATO bombing, we've begun to eat our own limbs. **Preface to The Cost of Living July 1999 .

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#22614 Homosexuality

Encyclopedia of Right-Wing Extremism In Modern American History, ABC-CLIO, 2011 (p. 164). .

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#23481 Jorge Luis Borges

This short story was first translated by Donald A. Yates (1958) .

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#25948 Errol Morris

You can think of my films as cautionary tales, but you might even think of them as despairing tales, because at least in a cautionary tale, you have this idea that by listening to the story you can assure a better outcome. Whereas I'm not at all convinced that's the case. In fact, if anything, I'm convinced that it's the opposite. .

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#26941 William Faulkner

Short story found in Collected Stories (1950) .

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#28711 Neil Gaiman

I wish I had an origin story for you. When I was four, I was bitten by a radioactive myth. .

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#29327 J. R. R. Tolkien

I should say that, in addition to my - (it was originally called The Tree), it arose from my own pre-occupation with the Lord of the Rings, thethat it would be finished in great detail or not at all, and the(near ) that it would be 'not at all'. Thehad arisen to darken all horizons. But no such analyses are a complete explanation even of a short story... .

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#29854 Bob Dylan

He's a pinboy. He also wears suspenders. He's a real person. You know him, but not by that name... I saw him come into the room one night and he looked like a camel. He proceeded to put his eyes in his pocket. I asked this guy who he was and he said, "That's Mr. Jones." Then I asked this cat, "Doesn't he do anything but put his eyes in his pocket?" And he told me, "He puts his nose on the ground." It's all there, it's a true story. .

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#31166 John Ashcroft

(Allegedly) Why are we talking about this in the White House? History will not judge this kindly. .

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#31289 Groucho Marx

A likely story — and probably true. .

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#31815 Max Payne

It was an impressive floor show, but I decided to leave early anyway. It was only a one story fall. Lucky me. .

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#31927 Alexis de Tocqueville

History, it is easily perceived, is a picture-gallery containing a host of copies and very few originals. .

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#33806 Dune

My mother obeyed her Sister Superiors where the Lady Jessica disobeyed. Which of them was the stronger? History already has answered. .

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#34163 Reinhold Niebuhr

The Irony of American History, Charles Scribner’s Sons (1952) .

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#34579 William Butler Yeats

Pardon, old fathers, if you still remain Somewhere in ear-shot for the story’s end. .

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#37865 Guns

The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. .

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#38014 Quentin Crisp

He explained to me that he wanted a simple boy-meets-girl story with lyrics. This I felt was quite beyond my capabilities. I did not know any boys who met girls. .

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#38165 Agatha Christie

This is the first story featuring "". .

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#39515 Jawaharlal Nehru

History is almost always written by the victors and conquerors and gives their view. Or, at any rate, the victors' version is given prominence and holds the field. .

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#39662 Futurama

Fry: It's just like the story of theand the octopus. All year long, the grasshopper kept burying acorns for winter, while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. But then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns. Also he got a race car. Is any of this getting through to you? .

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#40174 Vladimir Lenin

History is moving in zig-zags and by roundabout ways. .

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#43669 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Also translated as Lectures on the Philosophy of World History; .

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#43677 Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

History as the slaughter-bench .

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#44190 Boris Johnson

We are confident in our story and will be fighting this all the way. I am very sorry that Alastair Campbell has taken this decision but I can see that he got his tits in the wringer. .

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#45493 L. Frank Baum

"The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick," said the Witch, "so you cannot miss it. When you get to Oz do not be afraid of him, but tell your story and ask him to help you". .

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#46521 Orson Scott Card

If it isn't a wonderful story first, who cares how "important" it is? .

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#46653 Orson Scott Card

Before the story he refused to even think about it; after the story, it became conceivable to him, and, once he could conceive of it, it soon became inevitable. .

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#47037 William James

History is a bath of blood. .

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#47321 Fact

A myth is, of course, not a fairy story. It is the presentation of facts belonging to one category in the idioms appropriate to another. To explode a myth is accordingly not to deny the facts but to re-allocate them. .

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#48536 Rudyard Kipling

But that's another story. .

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#50502 Joseph Stalin

History shows that there are no invincible armies and that there never have been. .

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#51664 Ralph Abernathy

History will treat me right. .

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#51966 Jill Abramson

I have heard Obama officials say more than once, 'You will have blood on your hands if you publish this story.' .

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#53025 Konrad Adenauer

History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided. .

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#53849 Jenny Agutter

So I'm not really quite sure what Landis' plans were to make another one. The American Werewolf in Paris was a completely separate story. .

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#53926 Waris Ahluwalia

I am less comfortable saying I am a jeweller and more comfortable saying I am a story teller. .

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#53971 Kamal Ahmed

Of, course it always cheers a news editor when a story has what we describe as 'legs' therefore it, erm, runs. .

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#54202 Alexandre Aja

When I approach a story or movie, the story is the most important thing. .

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