Phædrus is fascinated too by the description of the motive of "duty toward self " which is an almost exact translation of the Sanskrit word dharma, sometimes described as the "one" of the Hindus. Can the dharma of the Hindus and the "virtue" of the ancient Greeks be identical?
During my youth, I was fascinated by the colors of Van Goth's paintingsjoseph pisani
I thought that writing a detective story would be a wonderful apprenticeship because, whatever people tell you, a crime novel is not easy to write well. As I continued with my craft I became increasingly fascinated by the form and realized that you can use the formula to say something true about men and women and the society in which they live.1991 'Series Detectives', collected in Brown and Munro (eds) Writers Writing (1993).
I don't say that it is a bad or useless profession: but it isn't one of the superlatively fine and striking ones, and the material used is of a strange sort — you don't even see it. But I'd like all the things I used to see to be in it: the ringing hammer-strokes of the smith and the colors of the whisping of the stone-mason, the bustling of the baker, the humility of the poor, and all the lusty strength and skill which men of towering stature put into their work before the astonished and fascinated eyes of a child.karel Čapek
I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive.Nora Ephron
The idea of a wanton woman is something I have inserted into almost all of my books. An outlaw figure who is disallowed in the community because of her imagination or activity or status — that kind of anarchic figure has always fascinated me. And the benefits they bring with them, in spite of the fact that they are either dismissed or upbraided — something about their presence is constructive in the long run.toni morrison
This film was pivotal in my life, not so much because it was my first successful effort as a producer and director, but because Hitler was so fascinated by this film that he insisted I make a documentary about the Party rally in Nuremberg. The result was Triumph of the Will.On The Blue Light: Partly quoted in: Leni Riefenstahl (1992) The sieve of time: the memoirs of Leni Riefenstahl. p. 210
I'm always fascinated by the way memory diffuses fact.diane sawyer
I discovered that I had, in the past two decades, written a far greater amount in the essay form than I remembered. Certainly I have written enough of it to demonstrate that I harbor no disdain for literary journalism or just plain journalism, under whose sponsorship I have been able to express much that has fascinated me, or alarmed me, or amused me, or otherwise engaged my attention when I was not writing a book.william styron
The kind of thing which I collect I can always carry back with me to the studio and study at leisure. I am fascinated by the whole problem of the tensions produced by the power of growth.Quoted in Noël Barber, Pierre Jeannerat de Beerski, "Conversations with Painters" (1964), p.45
For the theory-practice iteration to work, the scientist must be, as it were, mentally ambidextrous; fascinated equally on the one hand by possible meanings, theories, and tentative models to be induced from data and the practical reality of the real world, and on the other with the factual implications deducible from tentative theories, models and hypotheses.george e. p. box
At some point in my life I realized I knew only celebrities, I didn't know any real people. I think it was a master stroke of Fate that in researching the greatest celebrity of them all, I would at last be meeting real people, finding them more extraordinary than celebrities; fascinated by them all and enjoying enduring friendships with some.elaine dundy
I've always been fascinated by maps and cartography. A map tells you where you've been, where you are, and where you're going -- in a sense it's three tenses in one.Peter Greenaway
My interests drew me in different directions. On the one hand I was powerfully attracted by science, with its truths based on facts; on the other hand I was fascinated by everything to do with comparative religion. [...] In science I missed the factor of meaning; and in religion, that of empiricism.carl jung
When human beings have been fascinated by the contemplation of their own hearts, the more intricate biological pattern of the female has become a model for the artist, the mystic, and the saint. When mankind turns instead to what can be done, altered, built, invented, in the outer world, all natural properties of men, animals, or metals become handicaps to be altered rather than clues to be followed. Women want mediocre men, and men are working hard to be as mediocre as possible.Margaret Mead
Romain Rolland: His journey to England was a triumphal progress… During his six months’ stay he addressed seventy meetings of 40,000 persons and fascinated his audiences by the simplicity of his English and his musical voice.keshub chunder sen
It is really fun, and a lot of people are fascinated by what I do, but it does get tiring because I cannot use my 'brush' for long periods of time.Lee Rondganger (28 September 2007). "Artist with unusual technique a Sexpo hit". The Star (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 2.
Wearing silver boots and a hat, armbands and a smile, he whipped out his paintbrush, so to speak, and in 20 minutes painted pictures of his customers with a flourish - while a fascinated crowd gathered, some gaping in disbelief.Barbara Cole (8 February 2008). "Putting fun back into sex". Daily News (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 5.
Visitors to the expo were amused and fascinated by portrait painter Pricasso and his unique brush.Daily News staff (26 August 2011). "Pole-dancing vixens keep visitors agog at Sexpo". Daily News (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 3.
In the oriental art tradition, the relation between the Guru and the Shishya is exemplary. Among traditional performing arts of Kerala, Mohiniyattam along with Kathakali fascinated Western artistes even in the early 20th century.V. Kaladharan in "Mohiniyattam: ‘a cultivated art form". The Hindu. 11 September 2009. Retrieved on 17 January 2014.
[?maeda: I...uh... sorry, I mean, I'm just fascinated by your nose... I've always wanted a handsome, cool nose like this] I see. Well, then, I'll just stretch your nose out.Who: Nirgge Parduoc
Since high school I have been utterly fascinated by the “mystery” of and by the beautiful calculations that flow, seemingly without end, from complex numbers and functions of complex variables.Paul J. Nahin, in Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills (2011), Princeton University Press, p.xiii
Since Plato’s Republic , politicians, intellectuals, and priests have been fascinated with the idea of “capturing” children for social engineering purposes.Jonah Goldberg (2007). Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning. NY: Doubleday, ISBN 9780385511841, p. 326
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