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My time as editor has been overlapped by a crisis - a prolonged, labyrinthine, tragic, seemingly non-ending crisis - that involves the prehistory of 9/11, 9/11, Iraq, Afghanistan, fraught histories between the United States and almost everyone.


David Remnick


#almost #been #between #crisis #editor

I don't plan to write another science book, but I don't plan not to. I do enjoy writing histories, and taking subjects that are generally dull and trying to make them interesting.


Bill Bryson


#book #dull #enjoy #generally #histories

Concepts, like individuals, have their histories and are just as incapable of withstanding the ravages of time as are individuals. But in and through all this they retain a kind of homesickness for the scenes of their childhood.


Soren Kierkegaard


#concepts #histories #homesickness #incapable #individuals

Free nations with different histories, economies and a vast amount of stubborn pride will never achieve complete agreement, even when they desire the same objectives.


Arthur Hays Sulzberger


#agreement #amount #complete #desire #different

Take your place, then. Look at what happened from every side and consider all the other ways it could have gone. Consider, even, an Africa unconquered altogether. Imagine those first Portuguese adventurers approaching the shore, spying on the jungle’s edge through their fitted brass lenses. Imagine that by some miracle of dread or reverence they lowered their spyglasses, turned, set their riggings, sailed on. Imagine all who came after doing the same. What would that Africa be now? All I can think of is the other okapi, the one they used to believe in. A unicorn that could look you in the eye.


Barbara Kingsolver


#alternative-histories #freedom #freedom

I don't chart out the life histories of the people I play. If I did, I'd be in trouble. I work with my heart and my head, and naturally emotions follow.


Ernest Borgnine


#did #emotions #follow #head #heart

There must be possible a fiction which, leaving sociology and case histories to the scientists, can arrive at the truth about the human condition, here and now, with all the bright magic of the fairy tale.


Ralph Ellison


#arrive #bright #case #condition #fairy

Society mends its wounds. And that's invariably true in all the tragedies, in the comedies as well. And certainly in the histories.


Charlton Heston


#comedies #histories #invariably #society #tragedies

The histories which we have of the great tragedy give no idea of the general wretchedness, the squalid misery, which entered into every individual life in the region given up to the war. Where the armies camped the destruction was absolute.


Rebecca Harding Davis


#armies #camped #destruction #entered #every

The histories of mankind are histories only of the higher classes.


Thomas Malthus


#higher #histories #mankind #only






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