The hallmark of the minor artist is to be obsessed with style as an end in itself.
Turkish denialism of the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians is official, riven, driven, constant, rampant and increasing each year since the events of 1915 to 1922. It is state-funded, with special departments and units in overseas missions whose sole purpose is to dilute, counter, minimise, trivialise and relativise every reference to the events which encompassed a genocide of Armenians, Pontian Greeks and Assyrian Christians in Asia Minor.
The point of my work is to show that culture and education aren't simply hobbies or Minor influences.pierre bourdieu
It was clear to him that he had lost something irretrievably that day, and that now he wanted to make up for the loss with Minor, inconsequential, and most importantly, belated measures.mikhail bulgakov
Most of us stand poised at the edge of brilliance, haunted by the knowledge of our proximity, yet still demonstrably on the wrong side of the line, our dealings with reality undermined by a range of Minor yet critical psychological flaws (a little too much optimism, an unprocessed rebelliousness, a fatal impatience or sentimentality). We are like an exquisite high-speed aircraft which for lack of a tiny part is left stranded beside the runway, rendered slower than a tractor or bicycle.Alain de Botton
Minor things can become moments of great revelation when encountered for the very first time.margot fonteyn
Whenever a massacre of Armenians is reported from Asia Minor, every one assumes that it has been carried out "under orders" from somewhere or another; no one seems to think that there are people who might like to kill their neighbours now and then.saki
Minor in parvis Fortuna furit, Leviusque ferit leviora deus.
Our peasant music, naturally, is invariably tonal, if not always in the sense that the inflexible major and Minor system is tonal. (An "atonal" folk-music, in my opinion, is unthinkable.) Since we depend upon a tonal basis of this kind in our creative work, it is quite self-evident that our works are quite pronouncedly tonal in type. I must admit, however, that there was a time when I thought I was approaching a species of twelve-tone music. Yet even in works of that period the absolute tonal foundation is unmistakable.béla bartók
We're not playing some Minor game in Scientology. It isn't cute or something to do for lack of something better. The whole agonized future of this planet, every Man, Woman and Child on it, and your own destiny for the next endless trillions of years depend on what you do here and now with and in Scientology.l. ron hubbard
Among Minor alterations, I may mention the substitution for the name political economy of the single convenient term economics. I cannot help thinking that it would be well to discard, as quickly as possible, the old troublesome double-worded name of our science.william stanley jevons
If you and I shall, like the believing shepherds, watch and long for His appearing, one day we, too, shall hear a music grander and sweeter even than the song of angels, when the great Composer shall transpose all the strains of earth from the Minor into the major, when the wail of nature shall give way to the glad harmony of the everlasting jubilee.abbott eliot kittredge
When I wrote about Hank Williams 'A hundred floors above me in the tower of song', it's not some kind of inverse modesty. I know where Hank Williams stands in the history of popular song. Your Cheatin' Heart, songs like that, are sublime, in his own tradition, and I feel myself a very Minor writer.hank williams
Even a Minor event in the life of a child is an event of that child’s world and thus a world event.gaston bachelard
In this state, dig it, you get twenty years for sale of dope to a Minor. You only get five to ten for manslaughter. So like, the thing is, if you're selling to a kid and cops come, shoot the kid real quick!abbie hoffman
Whether we take these characters then, or such Minor ones as those which are derivable from the proportional length of the spines in the cervical vertebrae, and the like, there is no doubt whatsoever as to the marked difference between Man and the Gorilla; but there is as little, that equally marked differences, of the very same order, obtain between the Gorilla and the lower apes.thomas henry huxley
So far from the posterior lobe, the posterior cornu, and the hippocampus Minor, being structures peculiar to and characteristic of man, as they have been over and over again asserted to be, even after the publication of the clearest demonstration of the reverse, it is precisely these structures which are the most marked cerebral characters common to man with the apes. They are among the most distinctly Simian peculiarities which the human organism exhibits.thomas henry huxley
From the viewpoint of pure economic theory, Karl Marx can be regarded as a Minor post- Ricardian .karl marx
Cui non conveniet sua res, ut calceus olim, Si pede major erit subvertet; si Minor, uret.
The nursery of brooding Pelicans, The dormitory of their dead, had vanish'd, And all the Minor spots of rock and verdure, The abodes of happy millions, were no more.james montgomery
Although the martial arts are a Minor path , we can by means of the lesser glimpse the greater.
Tra i benefizi che ci ha fatto Iddio, Non è mica il Minor quelle del vino.
Despite our attempts to imbue them with some flavor, any flavor aphorisms all turn out so...generic; they all sound as if they were delivered by the same disenfranchised, bad-tempered Minor deity.
Oh, Mercy now I understand : The secret behind your actions , the thread that binds all these seemingly random events. … There's no great or small! No question of size or importance! Each act of compassion however Minor it may appear to our blind eyes affects all Creation; shakes it to its roots!
The monarchy is a political referee, not a political player, and there is a lot of sense in choosing the referee by a different principle from the players. It lessens the danger that the referee might try to start playing... which I usually construct in terms of the way it institutionalises deference, can be expressed much more simply: it rots the brain. ... This romancing about the royal family is, I fear, only a Minor symptom of the softening of the brain of socialists ...