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accept-whatever-comes-to-you-woven-in-pattern-your-destiny-for-what-could-more-aptly-fit-your-needs-marcus-aurelius
well-this-is-aptly-called-junket-for-both-us-i-have-never-been-to-house-prostitution-but-i-understand-that-you-get-in-more-than-seven-minutes
wont-to-unlearn-from-history-we-aptly-repeat-even-its-most-brazen-mistakes
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popularity-i-have-always-thought-may-aptly-be-compared-to-coquette-more-you-woo-her-more-apt-is-she-to-elude-your-embrace
popularity-i-have-always-thought-may-aptly-be-compared-to-coquette-more-you-woo-her-more-apt-is-she-to-elude-your-embrace-john-tyler
in-aftermath-september-11-as-911-commission-report-aptly-demonstrates-it-is-clear-that-our-intelligence-system-is-not-working-way-that-it-should-hillary-clinton
it-has-been-aptly-noted-that-web-browsers-are-less-internet-navigation-tools-than-they-are-ebooks-with-highly-diverse-content
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i-do-not-say-proverb-is-amiss-when-aptly-reasonably-applied-but-to-be-forever-discharging-them-right-wrong-hit-miss-renders-conversation-insipid-miguel-de-cervantes
when-certain-shameless-fellow-mockingly-asked-pious-old-man-what-god-had-done-before-creation-world-latter-aptly-countered-that-he-had-been-john-calvin
a-felon-could-plead-benefit-clergy-be-saved-by-reading-aloud-what-was-aptly-enough-termed-neck-verse-which-was-usually-miserere-mei-psalm-51-william-hazlitt
letters-from-home-is-90000-word-wwii-love-story-with-twist-aptly-summarized-as-the-notebook-meets-saving-private-ryan
there-is-no-less-invention-in-aptly-applying-thought-found-in-book-than-in-being-first-author-thought
we-may-say-most-aptly-that-analytical-engine-weaves-algebraical-patterns-just-as-jacquard-loom-weaves-flowers-leaves
my-friend-angela-shes-no-angel-but-my-friend-demonica-shes-aptly-named-jarod-kintz
with-each-success-ability-to-change-is-reduced-my-longtime-friend-coach-grandmaster-yuri-dokhoian-aptly-compared-it-to-being-dipped-in-bronze-each-garry-kasparov
every-skill-every-inquiry-similarly-every-action-rational-choice-is-thought-to-aim-at-some-good-good-had-been-aptly-described-as-that-at-which-everything-aims-aristotle
the-americans-want-surplus-stocked-up-to-supply-their-every-whim-and-their-appeals-are-much-less-requests-more-demands-indeed-phrase-might-be-more-aptly-put-demand-surplus-geoffr
Most people are afflicted with an inability to say what they see or think. They say there's nothing more difficult than to define a spiral in words; they claim it is necessary to use the unliterary hand, twirling it in a steadily upward direction, so that human eyes will perceive the abstract figure immanent in wire spring and a certain type of staircase. But if we remember that to say is to renew, we will have no trouble defining a spiral; it's a circle that rises without ever closing. I realize that most people would never dare to define it this way, for they suppose that defining is to say what others want us to say rather than what's required for the definition. I'll say it more accurately: a spiral is a potential circle that winds round as it rises, without ever completing itself. But no, the definition is still abstract. I'll resort to the concrete, and all will become clear: a spiral is a snake without a snake, vertically wound around nothing. All literature is an attempt to make life real. All of us know, even when we act on what we don't know, life is absolutely unreal in its directly real form; the country, the city and our ideas are absolutely fictitious things, the offspring of our complex sensation of our own selves. Impressions are incommunicable unless we make them literary. Children are particularly literary, for they say what they feel not what someone has taught them to feel. Once I heard a child, who wished to say that he was on the verge of tears, say not 'I feel like crying', which is what an adult, i.e., an idiot, would say but rather, ' I feel like tears.' And this phrase -so literary it would seem affected in a well-known poet, if he could ever invent it - decisively refers to the warm presence of tears about to burst from eyelids that feel the liquid bitterness. 'I feel like tears'! The small child aptly defined his spiral. To say! To know how to say! To know how to exist via the written voice and the intellectual image! This is all that matters in life; the rest is men and women, imagined loves and factitious vanities, the wiles of our digestion and forgetfulness, people squirming- like worms when a rock is lifted - under the huge abstract boulder of the meaningless blue sky.

Fernando Pessoa
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In Shanghai's prime, no city in the Orient, or the world for that matter, could compare with it. At the peak of its spectacular career the swamp-ridden metropolis surely ranked as the most pleasure-mad, rapacious, corrupt, strife-ridden, licentious, squalid, and decadent city in the world. It was the most pleasure-mad because nowhere else did the population pursue amusement, from feasting to whoring, dancing to powder-taking, with such abandoned zeal. It was rapacious because greed was its driving force; strife-ridden because calamity was always at the door; licentious because it catered to every depravity known to man; squalid because misery stared one brazenly in the face; and decadent because morality, as every Shanghai resident knew, was irrelevant. The missionaries might rail at Shanghai's wickedness and reformers condemn its iniquities, but there was never reason for the city to mend its errant ways, for as a popular Chinese saying aptly observed, "Shanghai is like the emperor's ugly daughter; she never has to worry about finding suitors." Other great cities - Rome, Athens, or St. Petersburg, for instance - might flatter themselves that they had been conceived for virtuous, even heroic, purposes. Not so the ugly daughter who reveled in her bastard status. Half Oriental, half Occidental: half land, half water; neither a colony nor wholly belonging to China; inhabited by the citizens of every nation in the world but ruled by none, the emperor's ugly daughter was an anomaly among cities. The strange fruit of a forced union between East and West, this mongrel princess came into the world through a grasping premise-the right of one nation to foist a poisonous drug upon another. Born in greed and humiliation, the ugly daughter grew up in the shadow of the Celestial Empire's defeat by outsiders in the Opium War. Nonetheless, within decades, she had become Asia's greatest metropolis, a brash sprawling juggernaut of a city that dominated the rest of the country with its power, sophistication, and, most of all money.

Stella Dong
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