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#ambivalence

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And I can't be running back and fourth forever between grief and high delight.


J.D. Salinger


#confusion #grief #happiness #running

Nothing is so threatening to conventional values as a man who does not want to work or does not want to work at a challenging job, and most people are disturbed if a man in a well- paying job indicates ambivalence or dislike toward it.


Alice S. Rossi


#challenging #conventional #dislike #disturbed #does

Most of us would like to see our enemies defeated and punished, and it is an ironic (and gruesome) human truth that many of us unconsciously entertain the same feeling about our friends and the members of our family. For there is a curious ambivalence about the human soul: it can love and hate the same object at the same time with almost equal force. Society suspects this. It half realizes that civilization is perpetually menaced because of this primary hostility of men toward one another. Therefore, culture has to summon every possible reinforcement against these aggressive hatreds. Hence the ideal command to love one’s neighbor as oneself. This commandment is the strongest defense against human hatred, and even though it is impossible to fulfill it completely, men cling to it. For they unconsciously realize that if this commandment were to be swept away, the world would be a place of chaos and desolation.


Joshua Loth Liebman


#love-of-neighbor #change

Magneto has a whole lot of complexity to him. Emotionally, he's coming from a very damaged place. I like the ambivalence of it. I want the audience leaving the theater wondering, asking the questions themselves rather than being spoon-fed like a lot of these super-villain characters.


Michael Fassbender


#asking #audience #being #characters #coming

Whatever ambivalence I felt about my own career, Frankie more than made up for it with his ambition and tenacity.


Annette Funicello


#ambition #ambivalence #career #felt #frankie

Ambivalence is a wonderful tune to dance to. It has a rhythm all its own.


Erica Jong


#dance #own #rhythm #tune #wonderful

Dad scowls. "Phen." He says the name like it's a swear word. "Disgusting, cowardly creatures, the ambivalent. Worse than the fallen, in many ways." His eyes are so fierce it's a tad scary. "They have no conviction at all.


Cynthia Hand


#angels #anger #conviction #cowardly #disgust

Don Bradman will bat no more against England, and two contrary feelings dispute within us: relief, that our bowlers will no longer be oppressed by this phenomenon; regret, that a miracle has been removed from among us. So must ancient Italy have felt when she heard of the death of Hannibal.


R.C. Robertson-Glasgow


#bradman #cricket #england #hannibal #italy

As many have discovered, it is entirely possible (although not particularly desirable) to love two people with all your heart. It is entirely possible to long for two lives, to feel that one life can't come close to containing it all.


Gabrielle Zevin


#love-triangle #mixed-emotions #life

In these times I don't, in a manner of speaking, know what I want; perhaps I don't want what I know and want what I don't know.


Marsilio Ficino


#doubt #hope #uncertainty #doubt






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