"We tried to make our characters as human and empathetic as possible. Instead of merely emphasizing their super feats, we attempted to make their personal life and personal problems as realistic and as interesting as possible. We wanted to make them seem like real people whom the reader would like to spend time with and want to know better.
Matilda told such Dreadful Lies, It made one Gasp and Stretch one's Eyes; Her Aunt, who, from her Earliest Youth, Had kept a Strict Regard for Truth, Attempted to Believe Matilda: The effort very nearly killed her.hilaire belloc
Incarcerating people for their [drug] consumption choices has the consistency of arresting a survivor of suicide for Attempted murder.ilana mercer
Notes: When Aono, Yurito's sister, Attempted to kill Matsuri with a katana, Yurito stood in the path of her blade. Yurito is slain and his illusionary form (he was a fake substitute created by Aono through Yaka powers) dissolved back into a sea of papers.
He was almost a force of nature, like a slumbering volcano, wreathed in clouds, occasionally emitting smoke which soothsayers Attempted to interpret.Theodore H(arold) White
Between 1945 and 2005 the United States has Attempted to overthrow more than 40 foreign governments, and to crush more than 30 populist-nationalist movements struggling against intolerable regimes... In the process, the U.S. caused the end of life for several million people, and condemned many millions more to a life of agony and despair.william blum
Throughout human history, as our species has faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authorities the political, the religious, the educational authorities who Attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, informing forming in our minds their view of reality. To think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable open-mindedness, chaotic, confused vulnerability to inform yourself.
I was the only SS leader in Russia who was not assassinated or upon whom an assassination was never Attempted. I could walk anywhere without a bodyguard.erich von dem bach
In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts and in living color, you are going to see another first -- Attempted suicide.Christine Chubbuck
Like twentieth-century Iran, the remnant of the Persian Empire, Ethiopia under Haile Selassie Attempted to preserve the absolutist state throught an accommodation with modernizing forces in his own terms without completely subduing traditionalists. This was not a strategy of Haile Selassie's own choosing. Instead, he was overtaken by events and forced to deal with contradictions that were from the very beginning too formidable to be managed in the long term.selassie, haile i, of ethiopia
...and I longed to return to the peak to explore some of the many ridges and faces which as yet had never been Attempted. I now realise how lucky I was to have had this extraordinary peak virtually to myself;...eric shipton
The rural world was not ripe for him. A man should be only partially before his time to be completely to the vanward in aspirations is fatal to fame. Had Philip's warlike son been intellectually so far ahead as to have Attempted civilization without bloodshed, he would have been twice the godlike hero that he seemed, but nobody would have heard of an Alexander.thomas hardy
I think that it is a fallacy to suppose that helpful cooperation in the future will be assured by the Attempted compulsion of an inflexible rule. Rather will such cooperation depend upon the fostering of firm friendships springing from an appreciation of community ideals, interests, and purposes, and such friendships are more likely to be promoted by freedom of conference than by the effort to create hard and fast engagements.charles evans hughes
Nothing[...] will ever be Attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome.samuel johnson
Charismatic Lithuanian baritone Vytautas Juozapaitis was a spirited, energetic Don Giovanni who held the audience's rapt attention whenever he was on stage. He had an authoritative sound that could be romantically enticing in an attempt to seduce a lady, but could change instantly into a commanding tone when anyone Attempted to thwart his will.vytautas juozapaitis
The Sixties Attempted a return to nature that ended in disaster.camille paglia
Incarcerating people for their [drug] consumption choices has the consistency of arresting a survivor of suicide for Attempted murder .
How necessary it is carefully to consider the language of learned Judges, especially when you are dealing with language which is admitted to be only a dictum and not a decision, and when it is Attempted to use that language for the purpose of founding on it an article of a code of law.
The quality which makes his work great is not his scholarship, nor the faculty of narrative which he shared with many contemporaries, but his astonishing power of co-ordinating the fragments of information which came to him through tradition, the relation of friends, or documentary evidence. In an age when little was Attempted beyond the registration of fact, he had reached the conception of history. It is in virtue of this conception that the Historia Ecclesiastica still lives after twelve hundred years.
Alcmaeon was, says [J.] Wachtler, the first who Attempted to explain the phenomenon of sound and our perception of it by reference to the structure of the ear itself. Empedocles to some extent follows or agrees with him. ...Empedocles teaches that hearing is caused by the impact of the air-wave against the cartilage which is suspended within the ear, oscillating as it is struck, like a gong.
Zeno, the disciple of Parmenides , having Attempted to kill the tyrant Demylus, and failing in his design, maintained the doctrine of Parmenides, like pure and fine gold tried in the fire, that there is nothing which a magnanimous man ought to dread but dishonor, and that there are none but children and women, or effeminate and women-hearted men, who fear pain. For, having with his own teeth bitten off his tongue, he spit it in the tyrant's face.
The preservation of the Jew was certainly not casual. He has endured through the power of a certain ideal, based on the recognition of a Higher Power in human affairs. Time after time in his history, moreover, he has been saved from disaster in a manner, which cannot be described excepting as 'providential.' The author has deliberately Attempted to write this book in a secular spirit; he does not think that his readers can fail to see in it, on every page, a higher immanence.cecil roth
The dilemma of traditional sex research lay in the unconscious, but unquestioningly assumed division into opposing drives and hereditary factors . . . The division into heterosexuality and homosexuality, into heterosexuals and homosexuals, is also an artifact that rests on a grave mistake, namely, on the assumption that a fundamentally different model is necessary to explain heterosexual and homosexual behavior. The entire investigation of etiology was ideologically loaded beforehand because it separated a segment of the sexual continuum and Attempted to make analyses with the help of fundamentally different concepts.