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Francesco Petrarch Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Francesco Petrarch

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Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure.
- Francesco Petrarch

What is it about sameness that so draws me,
and how could I begin to have
that same kind of attraction to change?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

From the way most people live,
one would never guess that humans are beings of free will.
Repetition can be a choice, but often it isn't.
The athlete or pianist who practices the same routine
day after day, year after year, has their eye on a goal.
The unending repetition is a conscious choice
in the pursuit of a life dream.
But what about the sameness of most lives?
Observe the morning commute, the after-work drink,
the Sunday football game or religious service -
how many of those people are consciously following their dream,
training their mind, body, and spirit through that daily repetition?
And how many are mindlessly slogging through each day
out of habit and boredom?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's not good to make sentimental journeys.
You see the differences instead of the sameness.
- Mary Astor

 

In other words, I would be giving in to a myth of sameness
which I think can destroy us.
- Audre Lorde

I'd never just want to do what everybody else did.
I'd be contributing to the sameness of everything.
- Don Van Vliet

Properly practiced creativity must result in greater
sales more economically achieved.
Properly practiced creativity can lift your claims
out of the swamp of sameness and make them accepted,
believed, persuasive, urgent.
- William Bernbach

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Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone should carefully observe
which way his heart draws him,
and then choose that way with all his strength.
- Hasidic Proverb

Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life,
its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from
which he draws his faith together with his life.
- Joseph Conrad

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet,
though he has never written a line in all his life.
- George Sand

Money just draws flies.
- Mahalia Jackson

Love is the affinity which links and draws together
the elements of the world...
Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

There is a species of person called a 'Modern Churchman'
who draws the full salary of a beneficed clergyman
and need not commit himself to any religious belief.
- Evelyn Waugh

As the third anniversary of the September 11th attacks
draws near we must ensure our nation is prepared to
handle the continued threat of violence and terrorism on our country.
- Leonard Boswell

The time draws near, when a radical change must take
place for the whole world in the management of diplomacy.
- Lajos Kossuth

The end result of kindness is that it draws people to you.
- Anita Roddick

The picture which the philosopher draws of the world
is surely not one in which every stroke is necessitated by pure logic.
- Morris Raphael Cohen

Imperialist enterprise draws political consequences.
- C. L. R. James

Then there was the whole concept of coal mining,
which is a culture unto itself, the most dangerous occupation in the world,
and which draws and develops a certain kind of man.
- Martin C. Smith

And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief,
and the year smiles as it draws near its death.
- William C. Bryant

Choose your companions from the best;
Who draws a bucket with the rest soon topples down the hill.
- William Butler Yeats

When it draws near to witching time of night.
- Robert Blair

Well, my son really loves wildlife.
And everytime he draws a polar bear I want to tell
him there probably won't any by the time...
he's my age.
That's kinda hard to deal with.
- Thom Yorke

It draws you in and creates pictures,
so what I do is almost like a talking story book.
- Slick Rick

Do something everyday for no other reason than you would rather not do it,
so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh,
it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test.
- William James

With two people and luggage on board she draws four inches of water.
Two canoe paddles will move her along at a speed reasonable
enough in moderate currents.
- C. S. Forester

What I wanted to do was to get that sense of being
in touch with this lost world while holding onto what
draws readers and audiences there in the first place.
- Stephen Greenblatt

You fall into my arms.
You are the good gift of destruction's path,
When life sickens more than disease.
And boldness is the root of beauty.
Which draws us together.
- Boris Pasternak

Obviously an actor draws on his own experience.
- Christopher Walken

Character is power; it makes friends,
draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth,
honor and happiness.
- John Howe

The drafts which true genius draws upon posterity,
although they may not always be honored so soon as they are due,
are sure to be paid with compound interest in the end.
- Charles Caleb Colton

It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events
compels the soul to look upwards,
and draws it from the things of this world to the other.
- Plato

A man is hindered and distracted in proportion as he
draws outward things to himself.
- Thomas Kempis

Let the pitcher move first, then, as he draws his arm back,
you draw the bat back and you are ready.
- Paul Waner

Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults.
- Lord Chesterfield

And you know, when you take on something like this,
you read a book like this, you know that it's going to be an adventure.
That's part of what draws you to it.
- Lawrence Kasdan

Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws,
and asks no omen, but his country's cause.
- Homer

Nature is a dictionary; one draws words from it.
- Eugene Delacroix

Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain,
unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience.
- Roger Bacon

My books were always full of ink blots,
always stained and covered with smeared sketches and pictures,
which one draws idly when his attention wanders from his task.
- Pierre Loti

He steps on stage and draws the sword of rhetoric,
and when he is through, someone is lying wounded and
thousands of others are either angry or consoled.
- Pete Hamill

The whole image thing gets in the way.
Then there are the guys that it excites them and it's what draws them to me.
But I don't know whether they would care for me if
I didn't have this image.
- Picabo Street

My style is where you see the individual and where
a personality is communicated through actions,
decisions, single objects and facts,
where the whole draws together to form a history.
- Martin Kippenberger

All human language draws its nature and value from
the fact that it both comes from the Word of God and
is chosen by God to manifest himself.
But this relationship is secret and incomprehensible,
beyond the bounds of reason and analysis.
- Jacques Ellul

I have discovered the secret of happiness -
it is work,
either with the hands or the head.
The moment I have something to do, the draughts are
open and my chimney draws,
and I am happy.
- John Burroughs

The lesson that any thinking person draws from the
Stewart saga is that when the government asks questions,
run for your lawyer and don't say a word.
Had Stewart kept her mouth shut, she'd be OK.
- Allan Sloan

NSF is the only federal agency with a proven track
record of selecting education projects through a rigorous,
careful and competitive process that draws on a wide
variety of experts from outside government.
- Bob Inglis

I know certainly, when one job draws to a close,
that I feel I'm simply never going to work again.
No one will ever want me for anything ever again.
I think that's a vulnerable moment in every actor's life,
and it happens every time you finish a film.
- Anjelica Huston

You can't relate to a superhero, to a superman,
but you can identify with a real man who in times of
crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from
within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle.
- Timothy Dalton

The holiday season promotes
a heightened sense of community.
It draws our chins up and
helps us look above and over
the limiting fence of our own events,
activities and preoccupations.
The opportunity for a heroic gesture
can tap you quietly on the shoulder
in the midst of a holiday bustle.
If you are attentive,
you will notice the gentle touch
and will be able to respond. Remember...
There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Occasionally I still do a bit of stuff with people
I met there seven years ago.
It's like looking up an old lover IRL.
But on the whole I've personally exhausted that avenue of research,
so it no longer draws me.
I did write a novel as a kind of document of that era.
- Francesca da Rimini

Popstars really draws you in.
It's fascinating.
It's interesting to watch people thrown together in
that kind of a situation.
Even if the egos weren't involved and they weren't
trying to be world famous.
It's the Real World, only better.
- Scott Patterson

Music is an extraordinary vehicle for expressing emotion -
very powerful emotions.
That's what draws millions of people towards it.
And, um, I found myself always going for these darker places and -
people identify with that.
- Annie Lennox

One of the big draws of the show is here's a guy who
is ordinary in a lot of ways but,
due to his profession, he's placed in extraordinary
situations that he has to make right with action and with thought.
That's what is appealing about Jack -
he takes charge.
- Kiefer Sutherland

What draws me to the theatre, and what appealed to me about Too Much Light,
is that you have no idea what's going to happen.
That's the most exciting part of theatre,
it's never the same.
If it were, it would be like watching a movie.
- Lusia Strus

The relationship to one's fellow man is the relationship of prayer,
the relationship to oneself is the relationship of striving;
it is from prayer that one draws the strength for one's striving.
- Franz Kafka

Anyone who draws attention to himself as an individual,
is viewed with suspicion.
We acquired this tendency, of course,
from America, and we must resist it:
levelling,
and imitation of what others are already doing.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

I have been unable to live an uncommitted or suspended life.
I have not hesitated to declare my affiliation with
an extremely unpopular cause.
- Edward Said

Upon the clothes behind the tenement,
That hang like ghosts suspended from the lines,
Linking each flat, but to each indifferent,
Incongruous and strange the moonlight shines.
- Claude McKay

Once life is finished it acquires a sense;
up to that point it has not got a sense;
its sense is suspended and therefore ambiguous.
- Pier P. Pasolini

An attitude of philosophic doubt, of suspended judgment,
is repugnant to the natural man.
Belief is an independent joy to him.
- William Minto

For some people, their idea of getting tough is longer suspended sentences.
- Jeremy Larner

I don't think that anybody should be suspended for life for anything,
other than murder.
How is it helping someone to say, 'You're done forever,
your life's over'?
- George Steinbrenner

We have no Arab intellectuals of international stature
because we live in a state of generalized mediocrity.
We are suspended in the pit without touching the bottom.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

In the sphere of thought, absurdity and perversity
remain the masters of the world,
and their dominion is suspended only for brief periods.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The simple tableau is so rich with meaning that whether
represented on the mantelpiece or in the mind,
it seems suspended, complete unto itself,
somewhere in eternity.
- Lucinda Franks

Accordingly, when the supply of gold runs short,
the security behind the notes is diminished,
the loaning of notes is restricted or suspended,
and the panic follows.
- John Buchanan Robinson

There are improbable things suspended in space,
like the earth.
- Meryl Streep

We didn't think he would play on Sunday because he was suspended -
that makes me think he has all the qualities to join Arsenal!
- Arsene Wenger


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