To make history to change the actual course of world events is intoxicating, inspiring , and life - transforming .
To make history to change the actual course of world events is intoxicating, inspiring , and life - transforming .david mcnally
War is a culture, bellicosity is addictive, defeat for a community that imagines itself to be history's eternal victim can be as intoxicating as victory. How long will it take for the Serbs to realize that the Milosevic years have been an unmitigated disaster for Serbia, the net result of Milosevic's policies being the economic and cultural ruin of the entire region, including Serbia, for several generations? Alas, one thing we can be sure of, that will not happen soon.Susan Sontag
A society like the Church, which claims to be Divine is perhaps more dangerous on account of the ersatz good which it contains then on account of the evil which sullies it. Something of the social labelled divine: an intoxicating mixture which carries with it every sort of license. Devil disguised.Simone Weil
And all the bustle of departure sometimes sad, sometimes intoxicating just as fear or hope may be inspired by the new chances of coming destiny.
The use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage is as much an infatuation as is the smoking of opium by the Chinese, and the former is quite as destructive to the success of the business man as the latter.
Meals make the society , hold the fabric together in lots of ways that were charming and interesting and intoxicating to me. The perfect meal, or the best meals, occur in a context that frequently has very little to do with the food itself.
...something extremely valuable to dispense (his currency is the strangely intoxicating substance called publicity ), and who is consequently treated with a deference quite out of proportion to his merits as a person.
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