English 1101 Final: Essay Quotes

Benjamin Franklin
“My Time for. Exercises and for Reading, was at Night after Work, or before Work began in the Morning”
Stephen King
“Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open. Your stuff starts out being just for you…but then it goes out.”
Plato
“But, whether true or false, my opinion is that in the world of knowledge the idea of good appears last of all, and is seen only with an effort.”
Jesus
“Watch therefor, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of Man cometh.”
Zen Parables Muddy Road, A Parable, Learning to Be Silent
“A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger.”
Dan Barry Back
“You did not care that this processed food product in your trembling hand was an industrial step or two removed from becoming the heel of a shoe.”
Alice Walker Beauty:
“It was great fun being cute. But then, one day, it ended.”
Terry Tempest Williams
“I belong to a Clan of One-Breasted Women. My mother, my grandmothers, and six aunts have all had mastectomies. Seven are dead.”
Henry David Thoreau
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”
Dan Barber
“For all its successes, farm-to-table has not, in any fundamental way, reworked the economic and political forces that dictate how our food is grown and raised.”
Molly Ivins
“In truth, there is no rational argument for guns in this society.”
Michael Pollan
“The industrialization-and dehumanization-of American animal farming is relatively new, evitable and local phenomenon: no other country raises and slaughters its food animals quite as intensively or brutally as we do.”
George Orwell
“Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it.”
Nicholas Carr
“Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski.”
Atul Gawande
“There is, however, a central truth in medicine…All doctors make terrible mistakes.
Eudora Welty
“I learned from the age of two or three that any room in our house, at any time of the day, was there to be read in, or to be read on.”
Rebecca Skloot
“As I worked my way through graduate school studying writing, I became fixated on the idea of someday telling Henrietta’s story.”
Alan Lightman
“As brainy as we thing ourselves to be, our bodily size, our bigness, our simple volume and bulk are what we first present to the world.”
E.B. White
“Summertime, oh summertime, pattern of life indelible, the fade-proof lake, the woods unshatterable, the pasture with the sweetfern and the juniper forever and ever, summer without end.”
Anna Quindlen
“As the boom time fade, an important holiday question surfaces: why in the world did we buy all this junk in the first place?”
Peter Singer
“What is human life worth? You may not want to put a price tag on it. But if we really had to, must of us would agree that the value of human life would be in the millions.”
Niccolo Machiavelli
“Any man who tries to be good all the time is bound to come in ruin among the great number who are not good.”
Tim Kreider
“Almost everyone I know is busy. They feel anxious and guilty when they aren’t either working or doing something to promote their work.”
David Eagleman
“Many of us like to believe that all adults possess the same capacity to make sound choices. It is a charitable idea, but demonstrable wrong.”
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