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  • Memory is the seamstress, and a capricious one at that. Memory runs her needle in and out, up and down, hither and thither. We know not what comes next, or what follows after. Thus, the most ordinary movement in the world, such as sitting down at a table and pulling the inkstand towards one, may agitate a thousand odd, disconnected fragments, now bright, now dim, hanging and bobbing and dipping and flaunting, like the underlinen of a family of fourteen on a line in a gale of wind.
    (Virginia Woolf, "Orlando")
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  • And when demigods use cell phones, the signals agitate every monster within a hundred miles. It's like sending up a flare: Here I am! Please rearrange my face!
    (Rick Riordan, "The Last Olympian")
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  • It is a thorny undertaking, and more so than it seems, to follow a movement so wandering as that of our mind, to penetrate the opaque depths of its innermost folds, to pick out and immobilize the innumerable flutterings that agitate it.
    (Michel Eyquem de Montaigne)
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  • The risk is enormous to Democrats. Even talking about censure or impeachment threatens to really agitate the Republican base.
    (Charlie Cook)
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  • The appearance and retirement of actors are the great events of the theatrical world and their first performances fill the pit with conjecture and prognostication, as the first actions of a new monarch agitate nations with hope and fear.
    (Samuel Johnson)
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  • Organize, agitate, educate, must be our war cry.
    (Susan B. Anthony)
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  • Agitate! Agitate! Ought to be the motto of every reformer. Agitation is the opposite of stagnation - the one is life, the other death.
    (Ernestine L. Rose)
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  • Few people realize the vital role private foundations play in promoting societal change. More often than not, major shifts in public attitudes and public policy come not from grassroots clamor but rather from the hard work of a committed few activists with the ideas and the donors who fund them, ... Without the money that is the mother's milk of public advocacy, those inspired to agitate for change would not get very far. The assisted suicideeuthanasia movement typifies this phenomenon.
    (Rita Marker)
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  • A reporter is always concerned with tomorrow. There's nothing tangible of yesterday. All I can say I've done is agitate the air ten or fifteen minutes and then boom - it's gone.
    (Edward R. Murrow)
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  • It's an incredibly emotive issue. This is something that really upset Afghans. But it is also being used to agitate and motivate the crowds by those against the government and foreign forces being here.
    (Joanna Nathan)
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  • There are places in L.A. County jails where people of all races and security risk are housed in dorms and getting along just fine. What is the difference There are physical fitness programs to keep them from remaining in a tight space that would agitate anyone and ... educational programs that don't necessarily require extra staffing or supervision.
    (Jody Kent)
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  • To open or not to open the temples is a question for you to consider and not for me to agitate. If u think it is bad manners not to believe in the sanctity of human beings, then throw open the doors and be a gentleman, but if you wish to remain a orthodox Hindu then shut the doors and damn yourself, for I don't care to come.
    (R. Ambedkar)
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  • I defy you to agitate any fellow with a full stomach.
    (William Cobbett)
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  • Calmness comes from within. It is the peace and restfulness of the depths of our nature. The fury of storm and of wind agitate only the surface of the sea they penetrate only two or three hundred feet below that is the calm, unruffled deep. To be ready for the great crises of life we must learn serenity in our daily living. Calmness is the crown of self-control.
    (William George Jordan)
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