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«Events are the ephemera of history; they pass across its stage like fireflies, hardly glimpsed before they settle back into darkness and as often as not into oblivion. Every event, however brief, has to be sure a contribution to make, lights up some dark corner or even some wide vista of history. Nor it it only political history which benefits most, for every historical landscape--political, economic, social, even geographical--is illumined by the intermittent flare of the event.»
Author: Fernand Braudel
, flare up
, pass across
, Political history
, social event
, to be sure
«I want to remove my hat, close my eyes,and feel the sun, warm and intermittent, on my face.»
«Laughter is an interior convulsion, producing a distortion of the features and accompanied by inarticulate noises. It is infectious and, though intermittent, incurable.»
«Music is perpetual, and only the hearing is intermittent.»
«The greatest trouble with most of us is that our demands upon ourselves are so feeble, the call upon the great within us so weak and intermittent that it makes no impression upon the creative energies; it lacks the force that transmutes desires into»
Author: Orison Swett Marden
, The Call
, The Force