Idealism does not represent a superfluous expression of emotion, but in truth it has been, is, and will be, the premise for what we designate as human culture...Without his idealistic attitude all, even the most dazzling faculties of the intellect, would remain mere intellect just like outward appearance without inner value, and never creative force....The purest idealism is unconsciously equivalent to the deepest knowledge.
Every individual nature has its own beauty. One is struck in every company, at every fireside, with the riches of nature, when he hears so many new tones, all musical, sees in each person original manners, which have a proper and peculiar charm, and reads new expressions of face. He perceives that nature has laid for each the foundations of a divine building, if the soul will build thereon.
Hello, harry! She said. Er my names barny, said harry, flummoxed. Oh, have you changed that too? She asked brightly. How did you know ? Oh, just your expression, she said. Like her father, luna was wearing bright yellow robes, which she had accessorized with a large sunflower in her hair. Once you got over the brightness of it all, the general effect was quite pleasant. At least there were no radishes dangling from her ears.
You still love me - even if there's one expression of it that you will always feel and want, but will not give me no longer. I'm still what i was, and you'll always see it, and you'll always grant me the same response, even if there's a greater one that you grant another man. No matter what you feel for him, it will not change what you feel for me, and it won't treason to either, because it comes from the same root, it's the same payment in answer to the same values.
The story man must see clearly in his own mind how every piece of business will be put over. He should feel every expression, every reaction. He get far enough from his story to take a second look at it... To see whether there is any dead phase... To see whether the personalities are going to be interesting and appealing to the audience. He should also try to see that the things that his characters are doing are of an interesting nature.
Sentimentalists ... Adopt whatever merit is in good repute, and almost make it hateful with their praise. The warmer their expressions, the colder we feel.... Cure the drunkard, heal the insane, mollify the homicide, civilize the pawnee, but what lessons can be devised for the debauchee of sentiment?
I thought, can you think of any really good reason not to do it? Except that, oh, i'm so shy, or oh, my private life, or oh, are they going to find out how boring i am? You know? And that was the only reason now, in a sense, not to do television. Because it certainly is a method of expression, which has to be accepted as these things come along.
Do you know of any more overwhelming and humbling expression for god's condescension and extravagance towards us human beings than that he places himself, so to say, on the same level of choice with the world, just so that we may be able to choose; that god, if language dare speak thus, woos humankind - that he, the eternally strong one, woos sapless humanity? Yet, how insignificant is the young lover's choice between her pursuers by comparison with this choice between god and the world.
Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods. It would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to tax) but "to bind us in all cases whatsoever," and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious, for so unlimited a power can belong only to god.
Only the truth and its expression can establish that new public opinion which will reform the ancient obsolete and pernicious order of life; and yet we not only do not express the truth we know, but often even distinctly give expression to what we ourselves regard as false. If only free men would not rely on that which has no power, and is always fettered upon external aids; but would trust in that which is always powerful and free the truth and its expression!
Here it comes," she said with an expression of pure bliss. "drug rush ... Any moment now ... The surge of warmth ... Bye-bye, mr. Pain..." "vee-" "knock, knock." "this is really important-" "knock, knock." "it's about elliot-" "knock, knoooock," she said in a singsong voice. I sighed. "who's there?" "boo." "boo who?" "boo-hoo, somebody's crying, and it's not me!" she broke into hysterical laughter.
We may say, in a broad way, that greek philosophy down to aristotle expresses the mentality appropriate to the city state; that stoicism is appropriate to a cosmopolitan despotism; that stochastic philosophy is an intellectual expression of the church as an organization; that philosophy since descartes, or at any rate since locke, tends to embody the prejudices of the commercial middle class; and that marxism and fascism are the philosophies appropriate to the modern industrial state.