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I meant that the Chinese people are not aware of their own entrapment. They believe they live in a free society but don't realize how much they are being monitored and controlled how much the information they receive is restricted and warped until they step out of line that is and feel the heavy hand of the state fall on them.


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The Dolls were an attitude. If nothing else they were a great attitude.

Our judgments judge us and nothing reveals us exposes our weaknesses more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows.

When I was a child I asked my mother what homosexuality was about and she said - and this was 100 years ago in Germany and she was very open-minded - 'It's like hair color. It's nothing. Some people are blond and some people have dark hair. It's not a subject.' This was a very healthy attitude.

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

Magic becomes art when it has nothing to hide.

Art is nothing but the expression of our dream the more we surrender to it the closer we get to the inner truth of things our dream-life the true life that scorns questions and does not see them.

Wisdom is nothing but a preparation of the soul a capacity a secret art of thinking feeling and breathing thoughts of unity at every moment of life.

In the first book of my Discworld series published more than 26 years ago I introduced Death as a character there was nothing particularly new about this - death has featured in art and literature since medieval times and for centuries we have had a fascination with the Grim Reaper.

The only way to avoid being unhappy is to close yourself up in Art and to count for nothing all the rest.

Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness nothing but faith faith and freedom.

To me nothing in the art world is neutral. The idea of 'disinterest' strikes me as boring dishonest dubious and uninteresting.

The price of a work of art has nothing to do with what the work of art is can do or is worth on an existential alchemical level.

Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving!

To say nothing especially when speaking is half the art of diplomacy.

Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say.

Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.

There is nothing Sir too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.

There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.

It is in this power of saying everything and yet saying nothing too plainly that the perfection of art consists.

There is nothing new in art except talent.

It is no great art to say something briefly when like Tacitus one has something to say when one has nothing to say however and none the less writes a whole book and makes truth into a liar - that I call an achievement.

Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows and of lending existence to nothing.

Science fiction is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet but soon will and will change everything for everybody and nothing will ever be the same again. As soon as you have an idea that changes some small part of the world you are writing science fiction. It is always the art of the possible never the impossible.

There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.