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Instead, I was interested in what I guess I could call narrative indeterminacy, in questioning the apparent, taken-for-granted authority of any particular representation of the events in question.


Peter Straub


#apparent #authority #call #could #events

Authority is by nothing so much strengthened and confirmed as by custom; for no man easily distrusts the things which he and all men have been always bred up to.


William Temple


#authority #been #bred #confirmed #custom

Authority forgets a dying king.


Alfred Lord Tennyson


#dying #forgets #king

He makes a great mistake... who supposes that authority is firmer or better established when it is founded by force than that which is welded by affection.


Terence


#authority #better #established #firmer #force

Blanche is written with a terrible authority, the authority that comes from artistic necessity when the writer is compelled to write by his demon, rather than by his agent or promoter.


Paul Bailey


#artistic #authority #blanche #comes #compelled

The institutions that claim to represent God, when they are not ignored altogether, are treated like other human institutions that have to earn their right to a hearing by the value of what they say, and not by virtue of who is saying it. Today, authority has to earn respect by the intrinsic value of what it says, not by the force of its imposition.


Richard Holloway


#religion #religion

After having so nobly disentangled themselves from the shackles of Parental Authority, by a Clandestine Marriage, they were determined never to forfeit the good opinion they had gained in the World, in so doing, by accepting any proposals of reconciliation that might be offered them by their Fathers – to their farther trial of their noble independence however they never were exposed.


Jane Austen


#jane-austen #love-and-friendship #marriage #parents #satire

The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.


Samuel Adams


#authority #earth #free #his #law

For years, my colleagues and I - primarily Republicans but also some Democrats - have introduced legislation and written to the FCC asking the commission to cease attempts to regulate the Internet unless given the clear authority to do so by Congress.


Mary Bono


#asking #attempts #authority #cease #clear

There is no stopping the world's tendency to throw off imposed restraints, the religious authority that is based on the ignorance of the many, the political authority that is based on the knowledge of the few.


Van Wyck Brooks


#based #few #ignorance #imposed #knowledge






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