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Fiction and the Figures of Life contains memorable apothegms such as the following: "The soul, we must remember, is the philosopher's invention, as thrilling a creation as, for instance, Madame Bovary" (5); "the novelist can learn more from the philosopher, who has been lying longer .
These apothegms are the numbered stones with which Godard reconstructs in this film his melancholy threnody.
Dujardin, especially in the early stages, is good as Alex, though his sour apothegms ("It's not marriage that kills; it's life together") lack a little in cutting edge.
Despite the inevitability of language change Balzac's apothegms, et.
In addition to dozens of hilarious apothegms and episodes from his life, this book furnishes a summary of the entire Gorey oeuvre.
As a collection of apothegms on England, of which each one has a species of diamond clearness, and value, his book is exquisitely rich.
Trope-polishing miniaturizers shuttle daily from medium to medium--reductive apothegms, arresting redefinitions, poll questions, photo ops, most-unforgettable-character sketches, choose your genre.
In such a culture, instances of clerical sexual abuse were dealt with by administrative apothegms effortlessly invoked in a church defined by canon law as a "perfect society," a world unto itself that determined both the rules and the exceptions.
I can remember rooting around in his study as a boy and discovering numerous books on public speaking, filled with apothegms and off-color jokes meant to tickle an audience or frame an argument.
The Good Lord is subtle, but he is not malicious," runs one of Einstein's oft-cited apothegms.
Nor do they generate apothegms, which one expects to find instructive as well as witty, comparable to maxims.