Contradicted Quotes

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let-me-never-fall-into-vulgar-mistake-dreaming-that-i-am-persecuted-whenever-i-am-contradicted-ralph-waldo-emerson
we-go-out-into-waste-land-experts-each-knowing-much-about-little-that-he-can-neither-be-contradicted-nor-is-worth-contradicting-gm-young
the-notion-that-disarmament-can-put-stop-to-war-is-contradicted-by-nearest-dogfight-george-bernard-shaw
i-believe-that-at-end-century-use-words-general-educated-opinion-will-have-altered-much-that-one-will-be-able-to-speak-machines-thinking-without-expecting-to-be-contradicted-alan
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reality-is-self-defined-as-mob-any-mob-writes-its-own-history-never-to-be-contradicted-by-quiet-statement-truth
youre-only-person-who-really-knows-me-the-only-person-i-feel-i-truly-know-myself-knowledge-isnt-love-i-contradicted-kiera-cass
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politicians-can-forgive-almost-anything-in-way-abuse-they-can-forgive-subversion-revolution-being-contradicted-exposed-as-liars-even-ridiculed-but-auberon-waugh
that-makes-it-more-likely-that-they-will-give-true-testimony-fearing-that-their-oaths-might-be-contradicted-by-subsequent-oaths-so-fear-allah-listen-allah-does-not-guide-disobedi
the-argument-has-long-been-made-that-we-humans-are-by-nature-compassionate-empathic-despite-occasional-streak-meanness-but-torrents-bad-news-throughout-history-have-contradicted-
Silence is another element we find in classic fairy tales - girls muted by magic or sworn to silence in order to break enchantment. In "The Wild Swans, " a princess is imprisoned by her stepmother, rolled in filth, then banished from home (as her older brothers had been before her). She goes in search of her missing brothers, discovers that they've been turned into swans, whereupon the young girl vows to find a way to break the spell. A mysterious woman comes to her in a dream and tells her what to do: 'Pick the nettles that grow in graveyards, crush and spin them into thread, then weave them into coats and throw them over your brothers' backs.' The nettles burn and blister, yet she never falters: picking, spinning, weaving, working with wounded, crippled hands, determined to save her brothers. All this time she's silent. 'You must not speak, ' the dream woman has warned, 'for a single world will be like a knife plunged into your brothers' hearts.' You must not speak. That's what my stepfather said: don't speak, don't cry, don't tell. That's what my mother said as well, as we sat in hospital waiting rooms - and I obeyed, as did my brothers. We sat as still and silent as stone while my mother spun false tales to explain each break and bruise and burn. Our family moved just often enough that her stories were fresh and plausible; each new doctor believed her, and chided us children to be more careful. I never contradicted those tales. I wouldn't have dared, or wanted to. They'd send me into foster care. They'd send my young brothers away. And so we sat, and the unspoken truth was as sharp as the point of a knife.

Terri Windling
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