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Shiers Midland quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#1. It didn't matter much what Dwayne said. It hadn't mattered much for years. It didn't matter much what most people in Midland City said out loud, except when they were talking about money or structures or travel or machinery - or other measurable thins. Every person had a clearly defined part to play - as a black person, a female high school drop-out, a Pontiac dealer, a gynecologist, a gas-conversion burner installer. If a person stopped living up to expectations, because of bad chemicals or one thing or another, everybody went on imagining that the person was living up to expectations anyway.
That was the main reason the people in Midland City were so slow to detect insanity in their associates. Their imaginations insisted that nobody changed much from day to day. Their imaginations were flywheels on the ramshackle machinery of awful truth. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Shiers Midland quotes by Ben Midland
#2. The unknown is just as unknown as the ability to discover the known inside it. #Quote by Ben Midland
Shiers Midland quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#3. Trout trudged onward, a stranger in a strange land. His pilgrimage was rewarded with new wisdom, which would never have been his had he remained in his basement in Cohoes. He learned the answer to a question many human beings were asking themselves so frantically: What's blocking the traffic on the westbound barrel of the Midland City stretch of the Interstate? #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Shiers Midland quotes by Gail Collins
#4. I write about how in Midland, the mayor instituted water conservation measures like restrictions on car washing. He made a point though that they were only "suggestions" and not government telling people what to do. But then his constituents got very ticked off at the sight of their neighbors breaking the rules and demanded that they be made into actual laws with penalties. #Quote by Gail Collins
Shiers Midland quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#5. Midland City had a goddess of discord all its own. This was a goddess who could not dance, would not dance, and hated everybody at the high school. She would like to claw away her face, she told us, so that people would stop seeing things in it that had nothing to do with what she was like inside. She was ready to die at any time, she said, because what men and boys thought about her and tried to do to her made her so ashamed. One of the first things she was going to do when she got to heaven, she said, was to ask somebody what was written on her face and why had it been put there. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Shiers Midland quotes by Josh Bazell
#6. But rituals turn us all into fucking idiots. Like those birds that sleep with their heads facing backwards because their ancestors slept with their heads under their wings. Plutarch says carrying new wives across thresholds is stupid because we don't remember that it refers to the rape of the Sabine women - and that's fucking Plutarch, two thousand years ago. We still draw the Reaper with a scythe. We should draw him driving a John Deere for Archer Daniels Midland. #Quote by Josh Bazell
Shiers Midland quotes by Ben Midland
#7. Showing your compassion to another human takes less energy than hating him. #Quote by Ben Midland
Shiers Midland quotes by Jon Meacham
#8. Hugh Liedtke had a simple rule of thumb: Pick a name that started with either A or Z, so you would be first or last in the telephone listings. With that in mind, the team chose Zapata Petroleum Corporation, after the Marlon Brando movie Viva Zapata!, which was playing in Midland. #Quote by Jon Meacham
Shiers Midland quotes by Ben Midland
#9. Religion is like wax. How anyone deals with it is decisive for how it will look like. #Quote by Ben Midland
Shiers Midland quotes by George W. Bush
#10. Those were comfortable, carefree years. The word I'd use now is idyllic. On Friday nights, we cheered on the Bulldogs of Midland High. On Sunday mornings, we went to church. Nobody locked their doors. Years later, when I would speak about the American Dream, it was Midland I had in mind. #Quote by George W. Bush
Shiers Midland quotes by George W. Bush
#11. It was just inebriating what Midland was all about then. #Quote by George W. Bush
Shiers Midland quotes by Compton Mackenzie
#12. It is only to the sentimentalist over some tame midland prospect that man appears vile. In Sirene he holds his own with the sublime eccentricity of the natural scene. In Sirene he lives. #Quote by Compton Mackenzie
Shiers Midland quotes by Ben Midland
#13. The agony of man is always longer than the fleeting moments of bliss. The trick is to reverse those two. #Quote by Ben Midland
Shiers Midland quotes by Peter Kreeft
#14. The very first step is to try to forget about the self altogether. He [C.S. Lewis] says elsewhere that that's the very definition of humility. Humility does not mean to have a low view of your self. It means to have no view of yourself. Having a low view of yourself is miserable--psychologists know that. And that's also the solution to the problem of introspection. If I ask myself, how am I doing, I come out with one of three answers: well, terribly, or so-so.

If I say I'm doing well, I'm a proud, self-righteous, arrogant, self-satisfied, priggish Pharisee; if I say I'm doing lousy, I'm a miserable worm with a guilt complex and I need some psychiatry; and if i say I'm sort of fair to midland then I'm dull, wishy-washy, Charlie Brown. So what's the solution? Don't look at yourself. Take your temperature when you're sick, otherwise look at other people and God. They're much more interesting. The first step is to try to forget about yourself altogether. Your real self, your new self, will not come as long as you are looking for it. It will come only when you're looking for Him. #Quote by Peter Kreeft
Shiers Midland quotes by Dinesh D'Souza
#15. The capitalist has this over the politician and the clergyman; he has in practice done more to raise the standard of living of the poor than all the government and church programs in history ... Monsanto and the Archer Daniels Midland Company have fed more hungry people than all the ... soup kitchens combined. #Quote by Dinesh D'Souza

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