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Late Antiquity quotes by Tom Holland
#1. [A] history of Islam's origins cannot be written without reference to the origins of Judaism and Christianity - and [ ... ] a history of the origins of Judaism and Christianity cannot be written without reference to the world that incubated them both. The vision of God to which both rabbis and bishops subscribed, and which Muhammad's followers inherited, did not emerge out of nowhere. The monotheisms that would end up established as state religions from the Atlantic to central Asia had ancient, and possibly unexpected, roots. To trace them is to cast a searchlight across the entire civilisation of late antiquity. #Quote by Tom Holland
Late Antiquity quotes by Simon Schama
#2. The synagogues of late antiquity and the early medieval period were built around imagery: imagery of remembering the Temple, but also of the celestial zodiac, too. #Quote by Simon Schama
Late Antiquity quotes by Nicolas Gomez Davila
#3. The Gnostic is a born revolutionary because total rejection is the perfect proclamation of his divine autonomy.

The Greek roots of the Gnosticism of late antiquity are not to be found in Platonic dualism, but rather in Stoic monism.

Christianity and Gnosticism shared the question. Feeling "allogenous" was a common characteristic. The state of "alienation" is an historical constant, but becomes more acute in times of social crisis. "Alienation" is the ground in which either a Romantic Christian or a democratic Gnostic answer germinates. #Quote by Nicolas Gomez Davila
Late Antiquity quotes by Norman F. Cantor
#4. There was some kind of cultural cause for the decline of the ancient world. It was neither corruption of public spirit nor Christianity. It was due to the rise of the logocentric culture rooted in written text. This engendered, in general, a conservative, backward-looking frame of mind, hostile to critical military and technological innovation. It widened the gap between the highly literate elite and the still-illiterate masses. It aroused social strains that the imperial government would not, or perhaps could not, confront. Once the Visigoths had won a lucky battle or two, a general pessimism, docility, and privatism settled in.
"The ancients had a phrase for this. They said the world was 'growing old.' It was a mature culture. The Roman in late antiquity needed social and intellectual restoration, not more intensive cultivation of the classical heritage. #Quote by Norman F. Cantor
Late Antiquity quotes by Simon Critchley
#5. In a seminar at New York University in 1980, Foucault is reported to have said that the difference between late antiquity and early Christianity might be reduced to the following questions: the patrician pagan asks, "Given that I am who I am, whom can I fuck?" That is, given my status in society, who would it be appropriate for me to take as my lover, which girl or boy, woman or man? By contrast, the Christian asks, "Given that I can fuck no one, who am I?" That is, the question of what it means to be human first arises for Christians in the sight of God. ( 239) #Quote by Simon Critchley
Late Antiquity quotes by Richard Due
#6. Do not stare directly into his eyes!" she warned, in an accent I couldn't place.
"Why not?" I said, but she was already too late. I was staring directly into his eyes too.
"Because they are dreamy, and endless, and magical. And then when you learn what a terrible boy he is, your heart will turn into a black husk of doom."
I blinked off the spell of the boy's eyes.
"Wait, what?" - Nimet Simit and Willa Snap, conversing on the power of Ravenlock Sward's eyes. #Quote by Richard Due
Late Antiquity quotes by Paul Gitsham
#7. Chapter 30 Jones looked at the list of names on his notepad. The team had made a lot of progress over the last few days in tracking down and interviewing many acquaintances of the late professor. Pretty soon, it would be time to start re-interviewing some of those that the team were #Quote by Paul Gitsham
Late Antiquity quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#8. Give me a complete late-stage revision of my adult life.
Flash.
Give me anything in this whole fucking world that is exactly what it looks like!
Flash. #Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
Late Antiquity quotes by Elvis Presley
#9. Tomorrow will be too late, it's now or never ... #Quote by Elvis Presley
Late Antiquity quotes by Charlotte Eriksson
#10. I will miss
my chest exploding
you coming home late
not turning on the light
always waking me up

I will miss
the sudden burst of safety
when you look at me
or hold my hand
or say something like
"let's go home"

I will miss
the years I lost
on something or someone.
The pieces didn't fit, shaped wrong
the timing slightly off.

I loved you like I always will. #Quote by Charlotte Eriksson
Late Antiquity quotes by George Michael
#11. It's only when the kids are in their late twenties that families really face up to what they are. #Quote by George Michael
Late Antiquity quotes by Jose Saramago
#12. It is an unvarying rule for those in power that, when it comes to heads, it is best to cut them off before they start to think, afterward, it might be too late. #Quote by Jose Saramago
Late Antiquity quotes by Khaled Hosseini
#13. Sometimes, Soraya Sleeping next to me, I lay in bed and listened to the screen door swinging open and shut with the breeze, to the crickets chirping in the yard. And I could almost feel the emptiness in Soraya's womb, like it was a living, breathing thing. It had seeped into our marriage, that emptiness, into our laughs, and our love-making. And late at night, in the darkness of our room, I'd feel it rising from Soraya and setting between us. Sleeping between us. Like a newborn child. #Quote by Khaled Hosseini
Late Antiquity quotes by Marina Keegan
#14. I'm so jealous. Laughable jealousies, jealousies of everyone who might get a chance to speak from the dead. I've zoomed out my timeline to include the apocalypse, and, religionless, I worship the potential for my own tangible trace. How presumptuous! To assume specialness in the first place. As I age, I can see the possibilities fade from the fourth-grade displays: it's too late to be a doctor, to star in a movie, to run for president. There's a really good chance I'll never do anything. It's selfish and self-centered to consider, but it scares me. #Quote by Marina Keegan
Late Antiquity quotes by Bethany-Kris
#15. Family was the people who protect you even when you don't give a damn about them. It was the shared blood, the common name, and the memories of a time long past. It was missing what could have been and what should have been, but keeping close what you had.
Family was the weak spot.
It was not a pillar of safety and protection. It was not a comfort and promise of something good. It was the anxiousness slipping through your veins and the worry that it might go away. It was holding on tight because when you let go, it might not come back.
Family was the bomb ready to blow - the one you didn't see coming until it was too late. It was blood on the ground and your heart in your throat. It was terrifying.
Sometimes family hurts.
Sometimes it was the familiarity seeping into a cold heart. Because you don't ever want to lose something that couldn't be replaced. Family shouldn't have been any of those things at all, but it still was.
Family was sacred. Something pure, something that should have been held close and protected at all costs. Something untouchable; something loved. #Quote by Bethany-Kris
Late Antiquity quotes by Alan Bennett
#16. Too late. It was all too late. But she went on, determined as ever and always trying to catch up. #Quote by Alan Bennett
Late Antiquity quotes by Angel Saenz-Badillos
#17. The Pharisees deliberately avoided the Late form of Biblical Hebrew (LBH), which is the language of the Bible written after the exile, presenting their teaching in the language of the spoken vernacular. #Quote by Angel Saenz-Badillos
Late Antiquity quotes by Zachary Thomas Dodson
#18. It's never too late for fatalism. #Quote by Zachary Thomas Dodson
Late Antiquity quotes by Leon M. Lederman
#19. Experimenters don't come in late - they never went home. #Quote by Leon M. Lederman
Late Antiquity quotes by Ethan A. Russell
#20. In retrospect people often seem embarrassed by that time--the late sixties into the seventies--as if suddenly confronted with some lunatic member of your family, once revered, now disgraced. Even John Lennon, who would hold on as much as anybody, would at one point have to declare, "Don't give me no more brother, brother." [...]

But, really, so much was accomplished, so much changed (and even less noticed, a lot held on to), that it seems inappropriate to be quite so uncomfortable with our past. For by refusing to accept the world as we were told to (most pointedly the war in Vietnam) we held on to many of the traditional values we had been taught, not the least of which was to demand accountability from our government. We shouldn't forget that a lot had to change. For America couldn't forever remain the child of the Hula-Hoop with the arsenal of Armageddon. #Quote by Ethan A. Russell
Late Antiquity quotes by Adelaide Anne Procter
#21. Have we not all, amid life's petty strife,
Some pure ideal of a noble life
That once seemed possible? Did we not hear
The flutter of its wings, and feel it near,
And just within our reach? It was. And yet
We lost it in this daily jar and fret,
And now live idle in a vague regret.
But still our place is kept, and it will wait,
Ready for us to fill it, soon or late:
No star is ever lost we once have seen,
We always may be what we might have been.
Since Good, though only thought, has life and breath,
God's life
can always be redeemed from death;
And evil, in its nature, is decay,
And any hour can blot it all away;
The hopes that lost in some far distance seem,
May be the truer life, and this the dream. #Quote by Adelaide Anne Procter
Late Antiquity quotes by Susan Cain
#22. Valentine's concept of introversion includes traits that contemporary psychology would classify as openness to experience ("thinker, dreamer"), conscientiousness ("idealist"), and neuroticism ("shy individual").
A long line of poets, scientists, and philosophers have also tended to group these traits together. All the way back in Genesis, the earliest book of the Bible, we had cerebral Jacob (a "quiet man dwelling in tents" who later becomes "Israel," meaning one who wrestles inwardly with God) squaring off in sibling rivalry with his brother, the swashbuckling Esau (a "skillful hunter" and "man of the field"). In classical antiquity, the physicians Hippocrates and Galen famously proposed that our temperaments - and destinies - were a function of our bodily fluids, with extra blood and "yellow bile" making us sanguine or choleric (stable or neurotic extroversion), and an excess of phlegm and "black bile" making us calm or melancholic (stable or neurotic introversion). Aristotle noted that the melancholic temperament was associated with eminence in philosophy, poetry, and the arts (today we might classify this as opennessto experience). The seventeenth-century English poet John Milton wrote Il Penseroso ("The Thinker") and L'Allegro ("The Merry One"), comparing "the happy person" who frolics in the countryside and revels in the city with "the thoughtful person" who walks meditatively through the nighttime woods and studies in a "lonely Towr." (Again, today the description #Quote by Susan Cain
Late Antiquity quotes by Eric Kandel
#23. I went to medical school after having decided to do so somewhere between my junior and senior year at Harvard - very late. I initially wanted to be an intellectual historian. #Quote by Eric Kandel
Late Antiquity quotes by Caitlin Moran
#24. Overeating is the addiction of choice of carers, and that's why it's come to be regarded as the lowest-ranking of all the addictions. It's a way of fucking yourself up while still remaining fully functional, because you have to. Fat people aren't indulging in the "luxury" of their addiction making them useless, chaotic, or a burden. Instead, they are slowly self-destructing in a way that doesn't inconvenience anyone. And that's why it's so often a woman's addiction of choice. All the quietly eating mums. All the KitKats in office drawers. All the unhappy moments, late at night, caught only in the fridge light. #Quote by Caitlin Moran
Late Antiquity quotes by Kimberly Derting
#25. That was fast," Jay said as Violet got into the car.
"I told you I wouldn't be long."
"Good, 'cause I think we're gonna be late," he answered, glancing at the clock on his dash.
Violet sighed. "Is this about the party?"
"I already told you: There is no party." And then he grinned at her. "Besides, if you don't act surprised, Chelsea's going to kill me."
"Ugh! I hate parties!"
Jay reached over and slipped his hand around the back of Violet's neck, pulling her toward him. She could smell the mint he'd been chewing on as she leaned into him.
"Come on. None of them got to celebrate your birthday with you." He kissed her once, softly, sweetly, on her cheek. "Let them have their little party; it won't last long." He kissed her other cheek and then her chin, and Violet felt her resolve slipping.
"We'll be out of there in no time." His lips brushed her forehead; his eyes smoldered as he gazed down at her. "And then afterward"-he found her lips, lightly teasing her-"we can have our own party."
Violet sighed in defeat, losing herself to his very persuasive argument.
"I think we're gonna be late," she whispered, surrendering at last. #Quote by Kimberly Derting
Late Antiquity quotes by John B. Tabb
#26. A flash of harmless lightning,
A mist of rainbow dyes.
The burnished sunbeams brightening
From flower to flower he flies;
While wakes the nodding blossom
But just too late to see
What lip hath touched her bosom
And drained her rosary. #Quote by John B. Tabb
Late Antiquity quotes by Alison Goodman
#27. There was a saying that the strength of a man's steel was only known under the hammer of circumstance. If anyone had asked me a few hours ago, I would have said that nearly five years of boyhood had hammered me into constant fear and excessive caution. But now I realised it had done the opposite. It had shaped me into someone who stepped forwards and reached for what she wanted. It was too late for me to tuck my hands behind my back and wait like a good woman. #Quote by Alison Goodman
Late Antiquity quotes by Augustine Of Hippo
#28. Too late came I to love you, O Beauty both so ancient and so new! Too late came I to love you - and behold you were with me all the time ... #Quote by Augustine Of Hippo
Late Antiquity quotes by Kristen Ashley
#29. Hubby,
At the pool. If I don't return by nightfall, it's your marital duty to rescue me. If it goes that late, this means I've passed out on a lounge chair in Vegas in summer so my advice is to stock up on aloe vera before you launch the rescue effort.
Lexie
Walker stared at the note thinking that Alexa Berry ... Strike that. Alexa Walker was fucking funny. #Quote by Kristen Ashley
Late Antiquity quotes by Tadanobu Asano
#30. I decided in my late teens that I wanted to be an actor, and my dad and I agreed that films were better. I work alongside my dad, you see. I've thought that films were better since I was a kid. #Quote by Tadanobu Asano
Late Antiquity quotes by David Sylvester
#31. Warhol turned to photographs of stars, as the Renaissance turned to antiquities, to find images of gods. #Quote by David Sylvester
Late Antiquity quotes by Deborah Heissler
#32. Late
for the present, I suppose

accentuated each time
you see, quick enough
this fraction of earth
underfoot

that upright speech
imprints,
like the whole of being
resumes

We've hit on something like lightning strikes #Quote by Deborah Heissler
Late Antiquity quotes by Taylor Swift
#33. Back To December is a song that addresses a first for me. In that I've never apologized in a song before. Whether it be good or bad or an apology. The person I wrote this song about deserves this. This is about a person who was incredible to me- just perfect in a relationship- and I was very careless with him. So, this is a song full of words that I would say to him that he deserves to hear.


I've never felt the need to apologize in a song before, but in the last two years I've experienced a lot, a lot of different kinds of learning lessons And sometimes you learn a lesson too late and at that point you need to apologize because you were careless. ['Back To December'] is about a person who was incredible to me, just perfect to me in a relationship, and I was really careless with him

I've written songs about things like burning my ex boyfriends pictures… I've written songs about the times that I've been hurt by love. But then one day I woke up and realized that I had hurt somebody… And so I wrote this song to tell him I'm sorry #Quote by Taylor Swift
Late Antiquity quotes by Lyn Gala
#34. His common sense kicked in about a second too late to save him from his mouth. . . #Quote by Lyn Gala
Late Antiquity quotes by Eddie Vedder
#35. Wind in my hair, I feel part of everywhere
Underneath my being is a road that disappeared
Late at night I hear the trees, they're singing with the dead
Overhead ... #Quote by Eddie Vedder
Late Antiquity quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#36. Efficiency, of course, is futile ... It has no philosophy for incidents before they happen; therefore it has no power of choice. An act can only be successful or unsuccessful when it is over; if it is to begin, it must be, in the abstract, right or wrong. There is no such thing as backing a winner; for he cannot be a winner when he is backed. There is no such thing as fighting on the winning side; one fights to find out which is the winning side. If any operation has occurred, that operation was efficient ... A man who thinks much about success must be the drowsiest sentimentalist; for he must be always looking back. If he only likes victory he must always come late for the battle. For the man of action there is nothing but idealism. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Late Antiquity quotes by Aaron Patzer
#37. When I was 8 or 9, I started using bulletin board systems, which was the precursor to the Internet, where you'd dial into ... a shared system and shared computers. I've had an email address since the late '80s, when I was 8 or 9 years old, and then I got on the Internet in '93 when it was first starting out. #Quote by Aaron Patzer
Late Antiquity quotes by MaryJanice Davidson
#38. Leave it to a vampire to think a healthy guy in his late thirties or early forties was on his deathbed. #Quote by MaryJanice Davidson
Late Antiquity quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#39. Adventures only make you late for dinner. #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Late Antiquity quotes by Michael Faudet
#40. Cry for me,
not when I'm dead,
for that will be too late-
cry for me now
while I'm still here,
to kiss your tears
away. #Quote by Michael Faudet

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