Gatherings Quotes

Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Categories: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
turkeys-are-perfect-for-feeding-larger-gatherings
i-am-always-pleased-when-i-have-opportunity-meeting-with-latter-day-saints-in-any-their-gatherings
gatherings-simultaneously-loneliness-are-conditions-writers-life-jerzy-kosinski
there-are-already-number-gatherings-centered-around-women-color-who-are-doing-inspiring-work-kerry-washington
upon-the-first-day-of-the-week-let-every-one-of-you-lay-by-him-in-store-as-god-hath-prospered-him-that-there-be-no-gatherings-when-i-come
fascist-political-gatherings-tend-to-encourage-at-least-expect-little-violence-around-edges-particularly-against-counter-protesters-rachel-maddow
fathers-day-was-great-but-all-family-gatherings-brought-up-my-mothers-death-maybe-its-me-because-i-am-wimp-we-would-get-together-but-there-was-doug-davidson
at-arcueil-i-dined-in-distinguished-company-there-was-lot-interesting-discussion-it-is-these-gatherings-which-are-joy-life-joseph-louis-gaylussac
our-feast-gatherings-which-has-spread-all-over-world-is-attended-by-young-people-they-love-to-sing-worship-songs
you-approach-men-cut-off-way-commit-lewdness-in-your-gatherings-but-only-response-from-his-people-was-to-say-bring-upon-us-allahs-punishment-if-you-are-truthful-alankabut-29
when-we-no-longer-have-good-cooking-in-world-we-will-have-no-literature-nor-high-sharp-intelligence-nor-friendly-gatherings-no-social-harmony-marieantoine-careme
i-believe-we-are-going-to-move-into-situation-where-more-effective-conferences-will-be-smaller-more-specialized-more-focused-with-occasional-large-maurice-strong
one-travels-long-distances-not-solely-for-large-gatherings-but-for-something-more-intangible-i-have-always-gone-out-on-limb-for-love-a-dangerous-romantic-disappointing-way-to-liv
it-turns-out-that-at-social-gatherings-as-source-entertainment-conviviality-good-fun-i-rank-somewhere-between-sprig-parsley-single-iceskate-dorothy-parker
unlike-what-you-may-be-told-in-other-sectors-life-when-observing-universe-size-does-matter-which-often-leads-to-polite-telescope-envy-at-gatherings-neil-degrasse-tyson
in-intimate-conversation-i-am-as-supportive-positive-as-next-man-but-gatherings-happy-people-make-me-miserable-i-long-to-share-in-collective-joy-but-instead-i-am-racked-with-anxi
he-loved-his-family-friends-gatherings-he-especially-adores-his-mother-first-comes-god-then-his-mother-sheikh-ahmad
unfortunately-all-gatherings-convened-for-betterment-human-lot-show-tendency-to-gas-themselves-not-with-laughinggas-either-rebecca-west
i-started-performing-non-professionally-at-birthday-parties-family-gatherings-doing-saturday-night-live-impressions-at-four-then-i-started-for-real-at-seven
speed-dating-was-invented-by-a-rabbi-in-1999-based-on-a-jewish-tradition-of-chaperoned-gatherings-of-young-jewish-singles
i-dont-have-twitter-account-i-dont-go-to-fan-club-gatherings-im-not-one-those-actors-who-spends-lot-time-engaging-with-audience
the-gym-life-has-free-membership-build-powerful-life-muscles-through-family-gatherings-from-hell-do-you-really-want-to-be-happy-peaceful-blob
the-popularity-leaders-like-mandela-was-invitation-to-counter-attack-by-government-mandela-was-banned-from-speaking-from-attending-gatherings-from-leaving-johannesburg-from-belon
something-about-her-eyes-voice-has-always-suggested-hint-free-spirit-trapped-in-peck-peck-cage-dreaming-making-rude-noises-at-public-gatherings-jeff-greenfield
im-not-clubable-you-see-i-dont-like-literary-parties-literary-gatherings-literary-identities-id-hate-to-join-anything-however-loosely-jeanette-winterson
the-friendship-circle-teens-give-children-unconditional-love-companionship-friendship-during-weekly-visits-group-gatherings-both-child-teen-are-touched-by-special-bond-that-forms
i-used-to-hate-performing-in-front-anybody-but-i-was-forced-to-sing-in-front-family-at-family-gatherings-then-it-slowly-developed-i-started-to-love-it
Bookish folk aren't what they used to be. Introverted, reserved, studious. There was a time when bookish folk would steer clear of trendy bars, dinner occasions and gatherings. Any social or public encounters would be avoided at all costs because these activities were very un-bookish. Bookish people preferred to stay in, or to sit alone in a quiet pub, reading a good book, or getting some writing done. Writers, in fact, perhaps epitomised these bookish traits most strongly. At least, they used to. These days, bookish people, such as writers, are commonly found on stage, headlining festivals, or being interviewed on TV. Author events and performances have proliferated, becoming established parts of a writer's role. It's not that authors have suddenly become more extroverted - it's more a case that their job description has changed. Of course, not all writers are bookish. Not in the traditional sense of the word anyway. Some are well suited for public life, particularly those from certain academic backgrounds where public speaking is encouraged and confidence in social situations is shaped and formed. These writers may even be termed 'gregarious', and are thus happy being offered up for speaking engagements, stage discussions and signings. Good for them. But the others - the timid, shy and mousy authors - they're being thrust into the limelight too. That's my lot. The social wipeouts. Unprepared and ill-equipped to face our reader audience. What's most concerning is that no one is offering us any guidance or tips. We're expected to hit the ground running, confident and ready, loaded with banter, quips and answers. It's a disaster waiting to happen.

Paul Ewen
bookish-folk-arent-what-they-used-to-be-introverted-reserved-studious-there-was-time-when-bookish-folk-would-steer-clear-trendy-bars-dinner-occasions-gatherings-any-social-public
What would be the natural thing? A man goes to college. He works as he wants to work, he plays as he wants to play, he exercises for the fun of the game, he makes friends where he wants to make them, he is held in by no fear of criticism above, for the class ahead of him has nothing to do with his standing in his own class. Everything he does has the one vital quality: it is spontaneous. That is the flame of youth itself. Now, what really exists?" "... I say our colleges to-day are business colleges-Yale more so, perhaps, because it is more sensitively American. Let's take up any side of our life here. Begin with athletics. What has become of the natural, spontaneous joy of contest? Instead you have one of the most perfectly organized business systems for achieving a required result-success. Football is driving, slavish work; there isn't one man in twenty who gets any real pleasure out of it. Professional baseball is not more rigorously disciplined and driven than our 'amateur' teams. Add the crew and the track. Play, the fun of the thing itself, doesn't exist; and why? Because we have made a business out of it all, and the college is scoured for material, just as drummers are sent out to bring in business. "Take another case. A man has a knack at the banjo or guitar, or has a good voice. What is the spontaneous thing? To meet with other kindred spirits in informal gatherings in one another's rooms or at the fence, according to the whim of the moment. Instead what happens? You have our university musical clubs, thoroughly professional organizations. If you are material, you must get out and begin to work for them-coach with a professional coach, make the Apollo clubs, and, working on, some day in junior year reach the varsity organization and go out on a professional tour. Again an organization conceived on business lines. "The same is true with the competition for our papers: the struggle for existence outside in a business world is not one whit more intense than the struggle to win out in the News or Lit competition. We are like a beef trust, with every by-product organized, down to the last possibility. You come to Yale-what is said to you? 'Be natural, be spontaneous, revel in a certain freedom, enjoy a leisure you'll never get again, browse around, give your imagination a chance, see every one, rub wits with every one, get to know yourself.' "Is that what's said? No. What are you told, instead? 'Here are twenty great machines that need new bolts and wheels. Get out and work. Work harder than the next man, who is going to try to outwork you. And, in order to succeed, work at only one thing. You don't count-everything for the college.' Regan says the colleges don't represent the nation; I say they don't even represent the individual.

Owen Johnson
what-would-be-natural-thing-a-man-goes-to-college-he-works-as-he-wants-to-work-he-plays-as-he-wants-to-play-he-exercises-for-fun-game-he-makes-friends-where-he-wants-to-make-them
I circled the site before I came in. If there's anyone within five kilometers, I'll eat my quiver." Halt regarded him, eyebrow arched once more. "Anyone?" "Anyone other than Crowley, " Will amended, making a dismissive gesture. "I saw him watching me from that hide he always uses about two kilometers out. I assumed he'd be back in here by now." Halt cleared his throat loudly. "Oh, you saw him, did you?" he said. "I imagine he'll be overjoyed to hear that." Secretly, he was pleased with his former pupil. In spite of his curiosity and obvious excitement, he hadn't forgotten to take the precautions that had been drilled into him. THat augured well for what lay ahead, Halt thought, a sudden grimness settling onto his manner. Will didn't notice the momentary change of mood. He was loosening Tug saddle girth. As he spoke, his voice was muffled against the horses's flank. "he's becoming too much a creature of habit, " he said. "he's used that hide for the last three Gatherings. It's time he tried something new. Everyone must be onto it by now." Rangers constantly competed with each other to see before being seen and each year's Gathering was a time of heightened competition. Halt nodded thoughtfully. Crowley had constructed teh virtually invisible observation post some four years previously. Alone among the younger Rangers, Will had tumbled to it after one year. Halt had never mentioned to him that he was the only one who knew of Crowley's hide. The concealed post was the Ranger Commandant's pride and joy. "Well, perhaps not everyone, " he said. Will emerged from behind his horse, grinning at the thought of the head of the Ranger Corps thinking he had remained hidden from sight as he watched Will's approach. "All the same, perhaps he's getting a bit long in the tooth to be skulking around hiding in the bushes, don't you think?" he said cheerfully. Halt considered the question for a moment. "Long in the tooth? Well, that's one opinion. Mind you, his silent movement skills are still as good as ever, " he said meaningfully. The grin on Will's face slowly faded. He resisted the temptation to look over his shoulder. "He's standing behind me, isn't he?" he asked Halt. THe older Ranger nodded. "He's standing behind me, isn't he?" Will continued and Halt nodded once more. "Is he... close enough to have heard what I said?" Will finally managed to ask, fearin teh worst. This time, Halt didn't have to answer. "Oh, good grief no, " came a familiar voice from behind him. "he's so old and decrepit these days he's as deaf as a post." Will's shoulders sagged and he turned to see the sandy-haired Commandant standing a few meters away. The younger man's eyes dropped. "Hullo, Crowley, " he said, then mumbled, "Ahhh... I'm sorry about that." Crowley glared at teh young Ranger for a few more seconds, then he couldn't help teh grin breaking out on his face. "No harm done, " he said, adding with a small note of triumph, "It's not often these days I amange to get the better of one of you young ones." Secretly, he was impressed at teh news that Will had spotted his hiding place. Only the sarpest eyes could have picked it. Crowley had been in the business of seeing without being seen for thirty years or more, and despite what Will believed, he was still an absolute master of camouflage and unseen movement.

John Flanagan
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