Enormity Quotes

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this-is-womb-bed-enormity
the-only-thing-equal-to-enormity-his-want-was-his-regret-molly-ringwald
and-yet-words-are-passkeys-to-our-souls-without-them-we-cant-really-share-enormity-our-lives-diane-ackerman
to-make-independent-films-you-cant-think-about-them-too-much-ponder-on-them-too-much-get-overwhelmed-by-enormity-it
i-feel-really-blessed-for-journey-all-that-i-have-learnt-enormity-emotions-that-exist-because-presence-you-truth-devour
i-am-result-what-has-happened-on-this-planet-how-could-i-find-art-to-say-that-i-cant-yet-i-am-drawn-to-it-because-enormity-it-that-seems-alison-hawthorne-deming
let-us-learn-from-english-rulers-simple-fact-that-oppressors-are-blind-to-enormity-their-own-misdeeds-mahatma-gandhi
i-think-this-is-real-lesson-in-life-to-be-honest-with-you-i-dont-think-bode-really-grasped-enormity-60-minutes-to-go-on-say-what-he-did-was-really-not-thought-out-at-all-john-rit
the-sordid-qualities-imputed-to-enemy-are-always-those-which-we-recognize-as-our-own-therefore-rise-to-slay-because-only-through-projection-do-we-henry-miller
the-enormity-duke-duchess-cambridges-global-influence-is-daunting-especially-for-kate-whose-look-is-admired-copied-analysed-everywhere
i-am-certain-more-emergency-supplemental-bills-will-be-needed-before-this-process-is-concluded-in-fact-there-is-point-i-have-repeated-several-times-recently-which-keeps-enormity-
once-i-finally-understand-immensity-my-own-impoverishment-i-am-finally-in-position-to-see-enormity-gods-majesty-craig-d-lounsbrough
a-pebble-thrown-in-pool-may-ripple-from-end-to-end-but-tossed-into-sea-it-is-swallowed-by-enormity-craig-froman
we-should-not-underestimate-enormity-task-which-lies-ahead-but-little-can-be-achieved-without-sound-money-it-is-bedrock-sound-government-margaret-thatcher
and-just-like-that-universe-goes-wrong-just-like-that-all-enormity-seems-to-shrink-into-ball-float-away-from-my-reach-i-feel-it-she-doesnt-or-i-david-levithan
i-sit-there-pouring-out-my-woes-year-after-year-coming-up-with-one-enormity-after-another-about-my-mother-way-she-let-me-down-but-it-doesnt-make-me-any-less-fearful
nature-is-supposed-to-become-greater-to-me-than-people-it-ought-to-speak-louder-from-me-i-should-feel-small-in-face-natures-enormity-paula-modersohnbecker
hell-is-backdrop-that-reveals-profound-unbelievable-grace-cross-it-brings-to-light-enormity-our-sin-therefore-portrays-undeserved-favor-god-francis-chan
breath-heat-contact-shirts-off-skin-on-skin-smiles-murmurs-enormity-revealing-itself-in-tiniest-gestures-most-delicate-sensations-david-levithan
death-is-not-only-unusually-severe-punishment-unusual-in-its-pain-in-its-finality-in-its-enormity-but-is-serves-no-penal-purpose-more-effectively-william-j-brennan
There are many who consider as an injury to themselves any conduct which they have a distaste for, and resent it as an outrage to their feelings; as a religious bigot, when charged with disregarding the religious feelings of others, has been known to retort that they disregard his feelings, by persisting in their abominable worship or creed. But there is no parity between the feeling of a person for his own opinion, and the feeling of another who is offended at his holding it; no more than between the desire of a thief to take a purse, and the desire of the right owner to keep it. And a person's taste is as much his own peculiar concern as his opinion or his purse. It is easy for any one to imagine an ideal public, which leaves the freedom and choice of individuals in all uncertain matters undisturbed, and only requires them to abstain from modes of conduct which universal experience has condemned. But where has there been seen a public which set any such limit to its censorship? or when does the public trouble itself about universal experience. In its interferences with personal conduct it is seldom thinking of anything but the enormity of acting or feeling differently from itself; and this standard of judgment, thinly disguised, is held up to mankind as the dictate of religion and philosophy, by nine tenths of all moralists and speculative writers. These teach that things are right because they are right; because we feel them to be so. They tell us to search in our own minds and hearts for laws of conduct binding on ourselves and on all others. What can the poor public do but apply these instructions, and make their own personal feelings of good and evil, if they are tolerably unanimous in them, obligatory on all the world?

John Stuart Mill
there-are-many-who-consider-as-injury-to-themselves-any-conduct-which-they-have-distaste-for-resent-it-as-outrage-to-their-feelings-as-religious-bigot-when-charged-with-disregard
But then something happened, Ray, something amazing. Something... "That white cop sitting next to me? He took a long look at my mother when she came in, just like, absorbed her, and then without even turning to me, he just put his hand on my back, up between my neck and shoulder... "And all he did was squeeze. Give me a little squeeze of sympathy, then rubbed that same spot with his palm for maybe two, three seconds, and that was it. "But I swear to you, nobody, in my entire life up to that point had ever touched me with that kind of tenderness. I had never experienced a sympathetic hand like that, and Ray, it felt like lightning. "I mean, the guy did it without thinking, I'm sure. And when dinnertime rolled around he had probably forgotten all about it. Forgot about me, too, for that matter... But I didn't forget. "I didn't walk around thinking about it nonstop either, but something like seven years later when I was at community college? The recruiting officer for the PD came on campus for Career Day, and I didn't really like college all that much to begin with, so I took the test for the academy, scored high, quit school and never looked back. "And usually when I tell people why I became a cop I say because it would keep Butchie and Antoine out of my life, and there's some truth in that. "But I think the real reason was because that recruiting officer on campus that day reminded me, in some way, you know, conscious or not, of that housing cop who had sat on the bench with me when I was thirteen. "In fact, I don't think it, I know it. As sure as I'm standing here, I know I became a cop because of him. For him. To be like him. God as my witness, Ray. The man put his hand on my back for three seconds and it rerouted my life for the next twenty-nine years. "It's the enormity of small things... Adults, grown-ups, us, we have so much power... And sometimes when we find ourselves coming into contact with certain kinds of kids? Needy kids? We have to be ever so careful...

Richard Price
but-then-something-happened-ray-something-amazing-something-that-white-cop-sitting-next-to-me-he-took-long-look-at-my-mother-when-she-came-in-just-like-absorbed-her-then-without-
Now I myself, I cheerfully admit, feel that enormity in Kensington Gardens as something quite natural. I feel it so because I have been brought up, so to speak, under its shadow; and stared at the graven images of Raphael and Shakespeare almost before I knew their names; and long before I saw anything funny in their figures being carved, on a smaller scale, under the feet of Prince Albert. I even took a certain childish pleasure in the gilding of the canopy and spire, as if in the golden palace of what was, to Peter Pan and all children, something of a fairy garden. So do the Christians of Jerusalem take pleasure, and possibly a childish pleasure, in the gilding of a better palace, besides a nobler garden, ornamented with a somewhat worthier aim. But the point is that the people of Kensington, whatever they might think about the Holy Sepulchre, do not think anything at all about the Albert Memorial. They are quite unconscious of how strange a thing it is; and that simply because they are used to it. The religious groups in Jerusalem are also accustomed to their coloured background; and they are surely none the worse if they still feel rather more of the meaning of the colours. It may be said that they retain their childish illusion about their Albert Memorial. I confess I cannot manage to regard Palestine as a place where a special curse was laid on those who can become like little children. And I never could understand why such critics who agree that the kingdom of heaven is for children, should forbid it to be the only sort of kingdom that children would really like; a kingdom with real crowns of gold or even of tinsel. But that is another question, which I shall discuss in another place; the point is for the moment that such people would be quite as much surprised at the place of tinsel in our lives as we are at its place in theirs. If we are critical of the petty things they do to glorify great things, they would find quite as much to criticise (as in Kensington Gardens) in the great things we do to glorify petty things. And if we wonder at the way in which they seem to gild the lily, they would wonder quite as much at the way we gild the weed.

G.K. Chesterton
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