Wednesday, 4 November 2015

In Face of Their Destiny


Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face. ~ Dave Barry #quote

My conclusion will be simple. It will consist of saying, in the very midst of the sound and the fury of our history: Let us rejoice. Let us rejoice, indeed, at having witnessed the death of a lying and comfort-loving Europe and at being faced with cruel truths. ~ Albert Camus #quote

A teardrop is insignificant in a pool of water, but it can touch the soul as it runs down someone's face. ~ Anonymous #quote

Her face was a perfect oval, like a circle that had its two other Sides gently compressed by a Thigh Master. ~ Sue Lin Chong #quote




Any woman who counts on her face is a fool. ~ Zadie Smith #quote

A new kind of award has been added - the deathbed award. It is not an award of any kind. Either the recipient has not acted at all, or was not nominated, or did not win the award the last few times around. It is intended to relieve the guilty conscience of the Academy members and save face in front of the public. The Academy has the horrible taste to have a star, choking with emotion, present this deathbed award so that there can be no doubt in anybody's mind why the award is so hurriedly given. Lucky is the actor who is too sick to watch the proceedings on television. ~ Marlene Dietrich #quote

If ignorance is bliss, then knock the smile off my face. ~ Zach de la Rocha #quote

The mind's deepest desire, even in its most elaborate operations, parallels man's unconscious feeling in the face of his universe: it is an insistence upon familiarity, an appetite for clarity ~ Albert Camus #quote

The East Wind, an interloper in the dominions of Westerly Weather, is an impassive-faced tyrant with a sharp poniard held behind his back for a treacherous stab. ~ Joseph Conrad #quote


I think of horror films as art, as films of confrontation. Films that make you confront aspects of your own life that are difficult to face. Just because you're making a horror film doesn't mean you can't make an artful film. ~ David Cronenberg #quote

Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: - 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. ~ Martin Luther King Jr., #quote 

Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration. ~ Kahlil Gibran  #quote

All of childhood's unanswered questions must finally be passed back to the town and answered there. Heroes and bogey men, values and dislikes, are first encountered and labeled in that early environment. In later years they change faces, places and maybe races, tactics, intensities and goals, but beneath those penetrable masks they wear forever the stocking-capped faces of childhood. ~ Maya Angelou #quote


A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth. ~ Joseph Conrad #quote

Each of us is alone in the world. It takes great courage to meet the full force of your aloneness. … When you face your aloneness, something begins to happen. Gradually, the sense of bleakness changes into a sense of true belonging. This is a slow and open-ended transition but it is utterly vital in order to come into rhythm with your own individuality. ~ John O'Donohue #quote

I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it. ~ Charles Dickens #quote


More and more, when faced with the world of men, the only reaction is one of individualism. Man alone is an end unto himself. Everything one tries to do for the common good ends in failure. ~ Albert Camus #quote

It is very difficult to be wholly joyous or wholly sad on this earth. The comic, when it is human, soon takes upon itself a face of pain; and some of our grieves... have their source in weaknesses which must be recognized with smiling compassion as the common inheritance of us all. ~ Joseph Conrad #quote

I am an old scholar, better-looking now than when I was young. That's what sitting on your ass does to your face. ~ Leonard Cohen #quote

What we call personality (...) has become the most impersonal thing in the world. Its pale and featureless face appears like a ghost at every corner and in every crowd. ... Individualism kills individuality, precisely because individualism has to be an 'ism' quite as much as Communism or Calvinism. The economic and ethical school which calls itself individualist ended by threatening the world with the flattest and dullest spread of the commonplace. Men, instead of being themselves, set out to find a self to be: a sort of abstract economic self identified with self-interest. But while the self was that of a man, the self-interest was generally that of a class or a trade or even an empire. So far from really remaining a separate self, the man became part of a communal mass of selfishness. ~ G.K. Chesterton #quote

Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny. ~ Albert Camus #quote

Maybe we accept the dream has become a nightmare. We tell ourselves that reality is better. We convince ourselves it’s better that we never dream at all. But, the strongest of us, the most determined of us, holds on to the dream or we find ourselves faced with a fresh dream we never considered. We wake to find ourselves, against all odds, feeling hopeful. And, if we’re lucky, we realize in the face of everything, in the face of life the true dream is being able to dream at all. ~ Meredith Grey #quote

When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him; and you are torn by the thought of the unhappiness and night you cast, by the mere fact of living, in the hearts you encounter. ~ Albert Camus #quote

I mean, after all; you have to consider we're only made out of dust. That's admittedly not much to go on and we shouldn't forget that. But even considering, I mean it's a sort of bad beginning, we're not doing too bad. So I personally have faith that even in this lousy situation we're faced with we can make it. You get me?  ~ Philip K. Dick #quote

In 1997, the Sheffield, UK police department put a black suspect in a lineup with eight white men in blackface. #Factoids

Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are. ~ Soren Kierkegaard #quote

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. ~ Confucius #quote

Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it. ~ Joseph Conrad #quote

Don’t look for someone who will solve all your problems; look for someone who will face them with you. #piecesoftruth #quote

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun. ~ Charles Swindoll #quote

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. ~ Confucius #quote

Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. ~ W. Clement Stone #quote