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An aria in an opera - Handel's 'Ombra mai fu,' for example - gets along with an incredibly small number of words and ideas and a large amount of variation and repetition. That's the beauty of it. It's not taxing to the listener's intelligence because if you haven't heard it the first time round, it'll come around again.

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It's a repressive society where you can't be horrible, I'm not horrible, th

It's a repressive society where you can't be horrible, I'm not horrible, they made me horrible, I'm just honest.
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Those evening bells! those evening bells! How many a tale their music tells

Those evening bells! those evening bells! How many a tale their music tells!
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An inch to a man’s heart is a mile to his wallet.

An inch to a man’s heart is a mile to his wallet.
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Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imi

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.
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Demon or not, it didn't matter, suffering was everywhere he looked.

Demon or not, it didn't matter, suffering was everywhere he looked.
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I was there laughing and joking with everyone else, but it’s like there was

I was there laughing and joking with everyone else, but it’s like there was some part of mestanding back, watching, thinking, “Is this as good as it gets?
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Hot, raunchy and funny. —GiveMeBooks

Hot, raunchy and funny. —GiveMeBooks
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The goal of libertarianism is not to permit people to be free, but to make

The goal of libertarianism is not to permit people to be free, but to make them realize that they don't need anyone's permission to be free.
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Life. In all it's mundane majesty.

Life. In all it's mundane majesty.
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That’s not necessary,” Mr. Bradshaw said, “although you are all perfectly w

That’s not necessary,” Mr. Bradshaw said, “although you are all perfectly welcome in the guest rooms upstairs, I won’t ask you to lie to your-” “Mr. Bradshaw.” Nathan grinned. “You’ve been asking us to lie to our parents from the moment we each set foot i
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Sometimes you gotta let go. It's hard to walk away from something you love,

Sometimes you gotta let go. It's hard to walk away from something you love, really hard. But there are times when it's the only sensible thing to do.
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I wouldn't put it past God to arrange a virgin birth if he wanted to but I

I wouldn't put it past God to arrange a virgin birth if he wanted to but I very much doubt if he would because it seems to be contrary to the way in which he deals with persons and brings his wonders out of natural personal relationships.
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