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Letter "A" » adventurers
«Many will call me an adventurer - and that I am, only one of a different sort: one of those who risks his skin to prove his platitudes.»
«The refusal to rest content, the willingness to risk excess on behalf of one's obsessions, is what distinguishes artists from entertainers, and what makes some artists adventurers on behalf of us all.»
«I'm crazy about my father, he's an amazing man, a real adventurer. He took us with him to travel all over the world. We were in places that were so remote, that white people hardly ever reach them.»
«Our civilization, bequeathed to us by fierce adventurers, eaters of meat and hunters, is so full of hurry and combat, so busy about many things which perhaps are of no importance, that it cannot but see something feeble in a civilization which smiles as it refuses to make the battlefield the test of excellence.»
Author: James Joyce
«The bold adventurer succeeds the best.»
«I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.»
«It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.»
«Chance is the providence of adventurers.»
«There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won t.»
«Drama is based on the Mistake. I think someone is my friend when he really is my enemy, that I am free to marry a woman when in fact she is my mother, that this person is a chambermaid when it is a young nobleman in disguise, that this well-dressed young man is rich when he is really a penniless adventurer, or that if I do this such and such a result will follow when in fact it results in something very different. All good drama has two movements, first the making of the mistake, then the discovery that it was a mistake.»
Author: W. H. Auden
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, married person
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