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#1. But imagine this, for a moment. If an asteroid happened to hit one of the rare remaining older surfaces; if its strike were glancing enough that it didn't pulverise the surface, but forceful enough that it ejected a chunk of rock with an escape velocity of 12,000 mph; if that chunk, flung out into space, wandered aimlessly for a million years or two before feeling the gravitational tug of a nearby planet; if it tore through the atmosphere of that planet in a blaze of glory and landed on one of the planet's frozen ice caps; if the chunk was buried in snow, squeezed, shoved and harried until it re-emerged, blinking, into the strangely blue daylight; and if, tens of thousands of years later a few local bipeds happened upon it, might it contain signs of alien life? If so, it would surely become one of the most exciting pieces of real estate in the entire Solar System. - Author: Gabrielle Walker
Escape Velocity quotes by Gabrielle Walker
#2. Once someone gets a little escape velocity going, ain't no play in the world that will keep them from leaving. - Author: Junot Diaz
Escape Velocity quotes by Junot Diaz
#3. A lot of people leave Arkansas and most of them come back sooner or later. They can't quite achieve escape velocity. - Author: Charles Portis
Escape Velocity quotes by Charles Portis
#4. I've always resented the force of attraction that traps me here on Planet Earth. It makes me feel like a bug stuck to a piece of duct tape. Ever since my teenage years, when I used to read a lot of science fiction and took it much too seriously, I've dreamed of somehow reaching escape velocity. I am, you might say, anti-gravity. - Author: Charles Platt
Escape Velocity quotes by Charles Platt
#5. Faith is what credulity becomes when it finally achieves escape velocity from the constraints of terrestrial discourse - constraints like reasonableness, internal coherence, civility, and candor. However - Author: Sam Harris
Escape Velocity quotes by Sam Harris
#6. I need anything, anything that will stop me from living in the kind of death the bourgeois eat, the death called comfort. - Author: Kathy Acker
Escape Velocity quotes by Kathy Acker
#7. I was leaving this small Arizona town in a few weeks, and I felt less like someone preparing to climb a career ladder than a buzzing electron about to achieve escape velocity, flinging out into a strange and sparkling universe. - Author: Paul Kalanithi
Escape Velocity quotes by Paul Kalanithi
#8. A Dalit needs Jupiter's escape velocity to achieve success. - Author: Rahul Gandhi
Escape Velocity quotes by Rahul Gandhi
#9. collectivity, on the other hand, is the place of what the seventeenth-century French philosopher Blaise Pascal calls "divertissement," an untranslatable word which roughly means "distraction" or "diversion": It is the escape from life's problems, and also its invitations, into activities that in ultimate terms are meaningless. It is a constant turning to superficial actions as a way to avoid facing the true realities of human life. The soap operas and situation comedies easily become an addiction. They take the place of the "bread and circuses" of ancient Rome. There was plenty wrong with Roman society and the Roman emperors offered the diversion of food and entertainment to make people forget the banality and meaninglessness of the lives they lived. Our society does much the same and has ever so much more in the way of sophisticated tools for doing so. - Author: William H. Shannon
Escape Velocity quotes by William H. Shannon
#10. On the Way of the Cross, you see, my children, only the first step is painful. Our greatest cross is the fear of crosses ... We have not the courage to carry our cross, and we are very much mistaken; for, whatever we do, the cross holds us tight - we cannot escape from it. What, then, have we to lose? Why not love our crosses, and make use of them to take us to heaven? - Author: John Vianney
Escape Velocity quotes by John Vianney
#11. If a young person is surviving by trading sex for the thing they need, what useful purpose is served by criminalizing that activity? Doesn't everybody have the right to try and survive? it might cost more to create shelters or group homes, drug treatment programs, schools for emancipated minors, counseling services, medical care and job training. But such programs can salvage human lives that are otherwise going to be cut short or wasted.
If we can afford massive kiddy porn stings, why can't we afford to do this? Is it because, as a society,we obtain more pleasure out of trying to control young people, and punishing the minors who escape our control, than we would out of taking good care of kids who are in trouble? - Author: Patrick Califia-Rice
Escape Velocity quotes by Patrick Califia-Rice
#12. A millenarian fire burned in Oppenheimer's spirit, fueled by his pride as a world-historical individual, by his fear that the natural force he loosed upon the world would escape all human control, and by a pure-hearted longing to ensure that his discovery of the devastation latent in the elemental substance of the world would serve concord rather than the ultimate discord, perpetual peace rather than permanent self-destruction. - Author: Algis Valiunas
Escape Velocity quotes by Algis Valiunas
#13. The screech of tyres, an almighty bang and a car exploded through the playground wall like a high-velocity bullet through a watermelon. - Author: Kev Heritage
Escape Velocity quotes by Kev Heritage
#14. Wise people put as much distance between themselves and sexual temptation as possible. They not only get away but also plan their escape route. - Author: Craig Groeschel
Escape Velocity quotes by Craig Groeschel
#15. Christianity is not about how to escape from the difficulties of life - it is about how to face the difficulties of life. - Author: Alistair Begg
Escape Velocity quotes by Alistair Begg
#16. People are always selling the idea that people with mental illness are suffering. I think madness can be an escape. If things are not so good, you maybe want to imagine something better. - Author: John Forbes Nash, Jr.
Escape Velocity quotes by John Forbes Nash, Jr.
#17. Fantasy stories will always be popular, as there are always readers who are willing to escape, freely, to the worlds that the authors create, and spend time with the characters we give life to. - Author: Jason Ellis
Escape Velocity quotes by Jason Ellis
#18. That's John Constantine. You put him in a corner, and you squeeze him, and he'll find his way out. There's something in him - he's a great escape artist. - Author: Matt Ryan
Escape Velocity quotes by Matt Ryan
#19. The sovereign individual cannot escape to any degree the rules and practices of gardening. - Author: Tom P. S. Angier
Escape Velocity quotes by Tom P. S. Angier
#20. If she had been in charge of designing the human race she would have gone about things differently. (A golden shaft of light through the ear for conception perhaps and a well-fitting hatch somewhere modest for escape nine months later.) - Author: Kate Atkinson
Escape Velocity quotes by Kate Atkinson
#21. Even if I only wrote erotica, I wouldn't care what you have to say. I make people happy! Blake and I provide readers with fun and entertainment and an escape from their lives, which is a damn good thing because life is hard and really sucks sometimes. Life isn't a fairy-tale and not everyone in gets a happily-ever-after, but in our book world they do. - Author: Karina Halle
Escape Velocity quotes by Karina Halle
#22. But still Adam holds his ground. The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the fruit of the tree, and I ate. He confesses his sin, but as he confesses, he takes to flight again. 'You have given me the woman, not I. I am not guilty, you are guilty.' The double light of creation and sin is exploited. 'The woman is surely your creature, it is your own work that has caused me to fall. Why have you brought forth an imperfect creation, and is it my fault?' So instead of surrendering Adam falls back on one art learned from the serpent, that of correcting the idea of God, of appealing from God the Creator to a better, a different God. That is, he flees again. The woman takes to flight with him and blames the serpent; that is, she really blames the Creator of the serpent. Adam has not surrendered, he has not confessed. He has appealed to his conscience, to his knowledge of good and evil, and out of this knowledge he has accused his Creator. He has not recognized the grace of the Creator which proves itself true by the fact that he calls Adam, by the fact that he does not let him flee. Adam sees this grace only as hate, as wrath, and this wrath kindles his own hate, his rebellion, his will to escape from God. Adam remains in the Fall. The Fall accelerates and becomes infinite. - Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Escape Velocity quotes by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
#23. But this is not difficult, O Athenians! to escape death; but it is much more difficult to avoid depravity, for it runs swifter than death. And now I, being slow and aged, am overtaken by the slower of the two; but my accusers, being strong and active, have been overtaken by the swifter, wickedness. And now I depart, condemned by you to death; but they condemned by truth, as guilty of iniquity and injustice: and I abide my sentence, and so do they. These things, perhaps, ought so to be, and I think that they are for the best. - Author: Plato
Escape Velocity quotes by Plato
#24. What the hell? I asked. Is this daring escape being sponsored by Honda? - Author: Richelle Mead
Escape Velocity quotes by Richelle Mead
#25. The other wives and I talked together one night about the possibility of becoming widows. What would we do? God gave us peace of heart, and confidence that whatever might happen, His Word would hold. We knew that 'when He Putteth forth His sheep, He goeth before them.' God's leading was unmistakable up to this point. Each of us knew when we married our husbands that there would never be any question about who came first -- God and His work held held first place in each life. It was the condition of true discipleship; it became devastatingly meaningful now.

It was a time for soul-searching, a time for counting the possible cost. Was it the thrill of adventure that drew our husbands on? No. Their letters and journals make it abundantly clear that these men did not go out as some men go out to shoot a lion or climb a mountain. Their compulsion was from a different source. Each had made a personal transaction with God, recognising that he belonged to God, first of all by creation, and secondly by redemption through the death of His Son, Jesus Christ. This double claim on his life settled once and for all the question of allegiance. It was not a matter of striving to follow the example of a great Teacher. To conform to the perfect life of Jesus was impossible for a human being. To these men, Jesus Christ was God, and had actually taken upon Himself human form, in order that He might die, and, by His death, provide not only escape from the punishment which their sin meri - Author: Elisabeth Elliot
Escape Velocity quotes by Elisabeth Elliot
#26. Existence must be asserted in the present if one does not want all life to be defined as an escape toward nothingness. - Author: Simone De Beauvoir
Escape Velocity quotes by Simone De Beauvoir
#27. The historical truth is a fiction. OK, I did whatever I could to find out what happened from
surviving friends, family and media, but that is simply a skeleton upon which the story is draped.
This is the unmasking of the myth, and, as Jean Cocteau put it: "Man seeks to escape himself
in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs, alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw
into himself, he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort."
I wanted to go beyond a recreation of the past to discover meaning in the degradation of my
addiction experience. The past is another country and not my prime interest. It's more what
the past can tell us about how we deal with the present moment.
- William Pryor - Author: William Pryor
Escape Velocity quotes by William Pryor
#28. It is important to receive God's arrangement in the circumstances. This arrangement is the discipline of the Holy Spirit. To escape God's arrangement just one time is to lose an opportunity to have our capacity enlarged. A believer can never be the same after passing through suffering. - Author: Watchman Nee
Escape Velocity quotes by Watchman Nee
#29. What do prisoners do? Write, of course; even if they have to use blood as ink, as the Marquis de Sade did. The reasons they write, the exquisitely frustrating restrictions of their autonomy and the fact that no one listens to their cries, are all the reasons that mentally ill people, and even many normal people write. We write to escape our prisons. - Author: Alice Weaver Flaherty
Escape Velocity quotes by Alice Weaver Flaherty
#30. You see everything depends upon the psychological headquarters from which we live. 'Where am I living from?' Ask yourself that question. If you don't like your headquarters, you can move any time you like. Break away. Don't tell anyone about it. Others will either smile tolerantly or mouth sanctimonious babble. Make your escape plans in secret. Never mind if you lose certain friends, you will find others who also have dared. They will be ten-thousand times more valuable to you. - Author: Vernon Howard
Escape Velocity quotes by Vernon Howard
#31. The dream knows what they are waiting for, even if they don't themselves.
The end of everything.
The moment when it reveals its miracle boy and all the eyes will look and their seeing will be horror and glory and wonder and it will pierce the skin of the world, collapse dimensions, and open the doors and the work will breathe and dance in his shoes and the dream will be able to escape. - Author: Lauren Beukes
Escape Velocity quotes by Lauren Beukes
#32. My album is very uplifting and positive and fun. That was my mission - to get people up on their feet and escape the seriousness of life. - Author: Fleur East
Escape Velocity quotes by Fleur East
#33. The edge of a black hole, the event horizon, is a boundary that marks the point of no return. Once an object crosses the event horizon, it cannot escape and will be ripped to pieces, atom by atom. - Author: Kevin McCarthy
Escape Velocity quotes by Kevin McCarthy
#34. Civilians who volunteer generally wish to escape, not to share, privatizations worse than their own. - Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
Escape Velocity quotes by Barbara W. Tuchman
#35. I was alone in a great spinning wheel surrounded by things that were made out of meat, things that moved all by themselves. Some of them were wrapped in pieces of cloth. Strange nonsensical sounds came from holes at their top ends, and there were other things up there, bumps and ridges and something like marbles or black buttons, wet and shiny and embedded in the slabs of meat. They glistened and jiggled and moved as if trying to escape. I didn't understand the sounds the meat was making, but I heard a voice from somewhere. It was like God talking, and that I couldn't help but understand. - Author: Peter Watts
Escape Velocity quotes by Peter Watts
#36. At incredible velocity and accelerating exponentially, the concentrated volume of quintessence escaped, transforming as it did so into a state known as phantom energy and following the artificial line of egress that had been provided. - Author: Alan Dean Foster
Escape Velocity quotes by Alan Dean Foster
#37. From the highest to the lowest, self exists to be abdicated and, by that abdication, becomes the more truly self, to be thereupon yet the more abdicated, and so forever. This is not a heavenly law which we can escape by remaining earthly, nor an earthly law which we can escape by being saved. What is outside the system of self-giving is not earth, nor nature, nor 'ordinary life', but simply and solely hell. - Author: C.S. Lewis
Escape Velocity quotes by C.S. Lewis
#38. If you would escape moral and physical assassination, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing - court obscurity, for only in oblivion does safety lie. - Author: Elbert Hubbard
Escape Velocity quotes by Elbert Hubbard
#39. If the soul is immortal, it demands our care not only for that part of time which we call life, but for all time: and indeed it would seem now that it will be extremely dangerous to neglect it. If death were a release from everything, it would be a boon for the wicked. But since the soul is clearly immortal, it can have no escape or security from evil except by becoming as good and wise as it possibly can. For it takes nothing with it to the next world except its education and training: and these, we are told, are of supreme importance in helping or harming the newly dead at the very beginning of his journey there. - Author: Socrates
Escape Velocity quotes by Socrates
#40. School field trips had always been a welcome escape from routine, particularly when they'd involved aquariums or grown-ups dressed in colonial costumes. - Author: Kristin Gore
Escape Velocity quotes by Kristin Gore
#41. It's time for a story. I know, I know, the night is noisy. Don't be afraid. The storm rises on its hind legs, bats our tiny house in its paws - but the smaller a mouse is, the more likely iy is to escape. Here, we slip through the cracks of the world. - Author: Kirsty Logan
Escape Velocity quotes by Kirsty Logan
#42. In short, to enter the lists of literature is wilfully to expose yourself to the arrows of neglect, ridicule, envy, and disappointment. Whether you write well or ill, be assured that you will not escape from blame ... - Author: Matthew Gregory Lewis
Escape Velocity quotes by Matthew Gregory Lewis
#43. The aspirant would do well to avoid those 'spiritual teachers' who delight in pointing out the evils of the world. These are immature egos attempting to discard their own negativities by projecting them onto others. The true yogi is one who is like a lion with himself, always striving to eradicate that which shadows his inner light, and like a lamb with others, always striving to see their inner light, no matter how dense may be the clouds that hide it. He is the king of the jungle of his world. He hides from no one and seeks escape from nothing. (88) - Author: Prem Prakash
Escape Velocity quotes by Prem Prakash
#44. I run because if I didn't, I'd be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run ... to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that. - Author: Dean Karnazes
Escape Velocity quotes by Dean Karnazes
#45. I like to spend time with my family. The majority of my time is spent in London, but I do like to escape and spend time with them in my hometown of Brighton on the south coast. - Author: Katie Price
Escape Velocity quotes by Katie Price
#46. The answer is that there are two varieties of rare events: a) the narrated Black Swans, those that are present in the current discourse and that you are likely to hear about on television, and b) those nobody talks about, since they escape models - those that you would feel ashamed discussing in public because they do not seem plausible. I - Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Escape Velocity quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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