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Letter "A" » acquisition
«Success is transient, evanescent. The real passion lies in the poignant acquisition of knowledge about all the shading and subtleties of the creative secrets.»
«Men and women are not free to love decently until they have analyzed themselves completely and swept away every mystery from sex; and this means the acquisition of a profound philosophical theory based on wide reading of anthropology and enlightened practice.»
Author: Aleister Crowley
, philosophical theory
, sweep away
, Swept Away
«Ah, I fancy it is just the same with most of what you call your ''emancipation'.' You have read yourself into a number of new ideas and opinions. You have got a sort of smattering of recent discoveries in various fields / discoveries that seem to overthrow certain principles which have hitherto been held impregnable and unassailable. But all this has only been a matter of intellect, Miss West / superficial acquisition. It has not passed into your blood.»
«Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.»
«There is in Hollywood, as in all cultures in which gambling is the central activity, a lowered sexual energy, an inability to devote more than token attention to the preoccupations of the society outside. The action is everything, more consuming than sex, more immediate than politics; more important always than the acquisition of money, which is never, for the gambler, the true point of the exercise.»
Author: Joan Didion
, sexual activity
, the Action
, The central
, The Gambler
«It is better to make a piece of music than to perform one, better to perform one than to listen to one, better to listen to one than to misuse it as a means of distraction, entertainment, or acquisition of ''culture.''»
«Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books»
«For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them.»
«The acquisition of riches has been to many not an end to their miseries, but a change in them: The fault is not in the riches, but the disposition.»
«If one attempts to assign to religion its place in man's evolution, it seems not so much to be a lasting acquisition, as a parallel to the neurosis which the civilized individual must pass through on his way from childhood to maturity»