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Deplored Etymology quotes by Milan Kundera
#1. Through ecstasy, emotion reaches its climax, and thereby at the same time its negation (its oblivion).
Ecstasy means being "outside oneself," as indicated by the etymology of the Greek word: the act of leaving one's position (stasis). To be "outside oneself" does not mean outside the present moment, like a dreamer escaping into the past or the future. Just the opposite: ecstasy is absolute identity with the present instant, total forgetting of past and future. If we obliterate the future and the past, the present moment stands in empty space, outside life and its chronology, outside time and independent of it (this is why it can be likened to eternity, which too is the negation of time).
[...] Man desires eternity, but all he can get is its imitation: the instant of ecstasy.

[...] Living is a perpetual heavy effort not to lose sight of ourselves, to stay solidly present in ourselves, in our stasis. Step outside ourselves for a mere instant, and we verge on death's dominion. #Quote by Milan Kundera
Deplored Etymology quotes by Michael Crichton
#2. Having wallowed in a delightful orgy of anti-French sentiment, having deplored and applauded the villains themselves, having relished the foibles of bankers, railwaymen, diplomats, and police, the public was now ready to see its faith restored in the basic soundness of banks, railroads, government, and police. #Quote by Michael Crichton
Deplored Etymology quotes by Gore Vidal
#3. Democracy is something America has never really practiced. Because the Founding Fathers hated two things: monarchy and democracy. They wanted a republic, a replica of the Roman or Venetian republics. They didn't even like the etymology of the word "democracy." #Quote by Gore Vidal
Deplored Etymology quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#4. The etymologist finds the deadest words to have been once a brilliant picture. Language is fossil poetry. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Deplored Etymology quotes by Mary Roach
#5. The suffix 'naut' comes from the Greek and Latin words for ships and sailing. Astronaut suggests 'a sailor in space.' Chimponaut suggests 'a chimpanzee in sailor pants'. #Quote by Mary Roach
Deplored Etymology quotes by Michael Ondaatje
#6. The word should be thinkering. #Quote by Michael Ondaatje
Deplored Etymology quotes by Millard Kaufman
#7. Your zeal to face life's rough and tumble, your ardor to accept the responsibilities of adulthood is hardly congruent with the aspirations of most graduate students ... ' He shook his head of disagreeable hair. 'I need not tell you,' he deplored, sinking to paralipsis, 'that there resides in almost every one of 'em the unconscious desire not to grow up. For once the academic goal is attained and the doctorate irradicably abbreviated after the name, the problem of facing the world is confronted. The subtlest, most unremitting drive of the student is his unconscious proclivity to postpone the acceptance of responsibility as long as possible. #Quote by Millard Kaufman
Deplored Etymology quotes by Wallace Stevens
#8. A Word with Jose Rodriguez-Feo"

As one of the secretaries of the moon
The queen of ignorance, you have deplored
How she presides over imbeciles. The night
Makes everything grotesque. Is it because
Night is the nature of man's interior world?
Is lunar Habana the Cuba of the self?

We must enter boldly that interior world
To pick up relaxations of the known.
For example, the old man selling oranges
Sleeps by his basket. He snores. His bloated breath
Bursts back. what not quite realized transit
Of ideas moves wrinkled in a motion like

The cry of an embryo? the spirit tires,
It has, long since, grown tired, of such ideas.
It says there is an absolute grotesque.
There is a nature that is grotesque within
The boulevards of the generals. Why should
We say that it is man's interior world

Or seeing the spent, unconscious shapes of night,
Pretend they are shapes of another consciousness?
The grotesque is not a visitation. It is
Not apparition but appearance, part
Of that simplified geography, in which
The sun comes up like news from Africa. #Quote by Wallace Stevens
Deplored Etymology quotes by John Tallmadge
#9. A journey or pilgrimage also follows the parabolic curve of an arch: it swings out from a known point and returns symmetrically to a point on the same line or plane, but farther along. For this reason, ancient philosophers chose the arch as a symbol for the process of interpretation. That is why teaching stories, such as those of Jesus or Buddha, are known as parables. #Quote by John Tallmadge
Deplored Etymology quotes by T.J. Klune
#10. I told the Kid I thought Wednesday was Latin for Satan, and that we probably shouldn't do it then because it might be bad luck. The Kid then proceeded to tell me what the word Wednesday actually means and where it came from (apparently it's Middle English for Wednes dei, the day of the English God Woden
how the hell he knows these things, I'll never know). He then said to stop being such a girl. #Quote by T.J. Klune
Deplored Etymology quotes by Charles Dickens
#11. The only subject ... on which he (Mr. Peggotty - M. Zh.) ever showed a violent temper or swore an oath, was this generosity of his; and if it were ever referred to ... he struck the table a heavy blow with his right hand (had split it on one such occasion), and swore a dreadful oath that he would be "Gormed" if he didn't cut and run for good, if it was ever mentioned again. It appeared ... that nobody had the least idea of the etymology of this terrible verb passive to be gormed; but that they all regarded it constituting a most solemn imprecation." (Chapter III) #Quote by Charles Dickens
Deplored Etymology quotes by Stokely Carmichael
#12. Racism is both overt and covert. It takes two, closely related forms: individual whites acting against individual blacks, and acts by the total white community against the black community. We call these individual racism and institutional racism. The first consists of overt acts by individuals, which cause death, injury or the violent destruction of property. This type can be recorded by television cameras; it can frequently be observed in the process of commission. The second type is less overt, far more subtle, less identifiable in terms of specific individuals committing the acts. But it is no less destructive of human life. The second type originates in the operation of established and respected forces in the society, and thus receives far less public condemnation than the first type. When white terrorists bomb a black church and kill five black children, that is an act of individual racism, widely deplored by most segments of the society. But when in that same city - Birmingham, Alabama - five hundred black babies die each year because of the lack of proper food, shelter and medical facilities, and thousands more are destroyed and maimed physically, emotionally and intellectually because of conditions of poverty and discrimination in the black community, that is a function of institutional racism. When a black family moves into a home in a white neighborhood and is stoned, burned or routed out, they are victims of an overt act of individual racism which many people will #Quote by Stokely Carmichael
Deplored Etymology quotes by William Proxmire
#13. I doubt if there is any occupation which is more consistently and unfairly demeaned, degraded, denounced, and deplored than banking. #Quote by William Proxmire
Deplored Etymology quotes by Mary Roach
#14. it is the Mediterranean, specifically Italy, that gave us the poet Ovid, who in the Metamorphoses deplored the eating of animals, and the vegetarian Leonardo da Vinci, who envisioned a day when the life of an animal would be valued as highly as that of a person, and Saint Francis, who once petitioned the Holy Roman Emperor to scatter grain on fields on Christmas Day and give the crested larks a feast. #Quote by Mary Roach
Deplored Etymology quotes by Betrand Russell
#15. A man of adequate vitality and zest will surmount all misfortunes by the emergence after each blow of an interest in life and the world which cannot be narrowed down so much as to make one loss fatal. To be defeated by one loss or even by several is not something to be admired as a proof of sensibility, but something to be deplored as a failure in vitality. All our affections are at the mercy of death, which may strike down those whom we love at any moment. It is therefore necessary that our lives should not have that narrow intensity which puts the whole meaning and purpose of our life at the mercy of accident. #Quote by Betrand Russell
Deplored Etymology quotes by Percy Bysshe Shelley
#16. No mistake is more to be deplored than the conception that a system of morals and religion should derive any portion of its authority either from the circumstance of its novelty or its antiquity, that it should be judged excellent, not because it is reasonable or true, but because no person has ever thought of it before, or because it has been thought of from the beginning of time. #Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Deplored Etymology quotes by Oliver Goldsmith
#17. Now, therefore, I began to associate with none but disappointed authors like myself, who praised, deplored, and despised each other. The satisfaction we found in every celebrated writer's attempts was inversely as their merits. My unfortunate paradoxes had entirely dried up that source of comfort. I could neither read nor write with satisfaction; for excellence in another was my aversion, and writing was my trade. #Quote by Oliver Goldsmith
Deplored Etymology quotes by Randy Allen Harris
#18. Nor does linguistics need the nominal blessing of science. It is some sort of systematic, truth-seeking, knowledge-making enterprise, and as long as it brings home the epistemic bacon by turning up results about language, the label isn't terribly important. Etymology is helpful in this regard: science is a descendant of a Latin word for knowledge, and it is only the knowledge that matters. #Quote by Randy Allen Harris
Deplored Etymology quotes by Philip Ball
#19. Better still [than pure sugar] was the remedy known as theriac, the root of the English word 'treacle,' which was kept in ornate ceramic jars on the shelves of every self-respecting apothecary shop. The name comes from the Greek therion, meaning 'venomous animal,' for theriac was supposed in Classical times to counteract all venoms and poisons. #Quote by Philip Ball
Deplored Etymology quotes by Inga Muscio
#20. Moving from phonetics to etymology, 'vagina' originates from a word meaning sheath for a sword. Ain't got no vagina. #Quote by Inga Muscio
Deplored Etymology quotes by Aaron Swartz
#21. All censorship should be deplored. #Quote by Aaron Swartz
Deplored Etymology quotes by Douglas F. Jack
#22. Debate' (French 'de' = 'undo' + 'bate' = 'the-fight') #Quote by Douglas F. Jack
Deplored Etymology quotes by Michael Martin
#23. If you look up 'atheism' in the dictionary, you will probably find it defined as the belief that there is no God. Certainly many people understand atheism in this way. Yet many atheists do not, and this is not what the term means if one considers it from the point of view of its Greek roots. In Greek 'a' means 'without' or 'not' and 'theos' means 'god.' From this standpoint an atheist would simply be someone without a belief in God, not necessarily someone who believes that God does not exist. According to its Greek roots, then, atheism is a negative view, characterized by the absence of belief in God. #Quote by Michael Martin
Deplored Etymology quotes by Lilian Jackson Braun
#24. The Madame deplored fat men. They had no laps, and of what use is a lapless human? Nevertheless, she gave him the common courtesy of a sniff at his trouser cuffs and immediately backed away, twitching her nose and showing her teeth. #Quote by Lilian Jackson Braun
Deplored Etymology quotes by Franz Kafka
#25. Utterance does not in principle mean a weakening of conviction
that would not be anything to be deplored
but a weakness of conviction. #Quote by Franz Kafka
Deplored Etymology quotes by Mark Batterson
#26. The author gives an interesting naval etymology of the word "opportunity". It referred to days in which sailing ships had to wait outside a port for the appropriate tide, which then was their chance until the next tide. #Quote by Mark Batterson
Deplored Etymology quotes by Ken Burns
#27. Do not lose your enthusiasm. In its Greek etymology, the word enthusiasm means, "God in us." #Quote by Ken Burns
Deplored Etymology quotes by Viktor E. Frankl
#28. I refer to what is called mysterium iniquitatis, meaning, as I see it, that a crime in the final analysis remains inexplicable inasmuch as it cannot be fully traced back to biological, psychological and/or sociological factors. Totally explaining one's crime would be tantamount to explaining away his or her guilt and to seeing in him or her not a free and responsible human being but a machine to be repaired. Even criminals themselves abhor this treatment and prefer to be held responsible for their deeds. From a convict serving his sentence in an Illinois penitentiary I received a letter in which he deplored that 'the criminal never has a chance to explain himself. He is offered a variety of excuses to choose from. Society is blamed and in many instances the blame is put on the victim. #Quote by Viktor E. Frankl
Deplored Etymology quotes by James Geary
#29. The word "kenning" comes from the Old Norse verb kenna, which is also a "seeing=knowing" metaphor, meaning "to know, recognize, or perceive." The etymology survives in words meaning "to know" in various Scandinavian languages as well as in German and Dutch. Kenna is also the source of the English "can" as well as the somewhat arcane "ken," as found in the expression "beyond my ken," meaning "beyond my knowledge. #Quote by James Geary
Deplored Etymology quotes by Salman Rushdie
#30. Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit. #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Deplored Etymology quotes by Eve Ensler
#31. It's a totally ridiculous, completely unsexy word. If you use it during sex, trying to be politically correct
"Darling, could you stroke my vagina?"
you kill the act right there. I'm worried about vaginas, what we call them and don't call them. #Quote by Eve Ensler
Deplored Etymology quotes by Eric Bredesen
#32. The name Eve/Eab/Age stems from the Latin aetas, which is from aevum, "lifetime." The word aetas is remarkably similar to the name Aïdes, i.e. Hades. Eve, you see, is not Adam's wife but Adam's father, Zeus bronnton, Zeus "the thunderer/earthshaker," Poseidon, the fallen - or, better still, suspended, mediating - aspect of God! #Quote by Eric Bredesen

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