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  • Generally, women can't do this, but men retain the ancient ability to leave a family and a past. They just unhook themselves, like removing a fake beard, and skulk discreetly back into society, changed men. Unrecognizable.
    (Zadie Smith, "White Teeth")
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  • Beauty had this penalty - it came too readily, came too completely. It stilled life - froze it. One forgot the little agitations; the flush, the pallor, some queer distortion, some light or shadow, which made the face unrecognizable for a moment and yet added a quality one saw for ever after.
    (Virginia Woolf, "To the Lighthouse")
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  • HeÆs disturbingly sexual to men and women alike in a way that sets your teeth on edge. With Barrons you arenÆt sure if youÆre going to get fucked or turned inside out and left a new unrecognizable person adrift with no moorings on a see with no bottom and no rules.
    (Karen Marie Moning, "Shadowfever")
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  • Was life nothing more than a storm that constantly washed away what had been there only a moment before, and left behind something barren and unrecognizable?
    (Arthur Golden, "Memoirs of a Geisha")
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  • You've all seen these documentaries about the soldiers who have gone to war and had some terrible thing happen to them, and they come back horribly mutilated, and they are unrecognizable as the person that went. Now, what happens Does the wife fail to recognize them No, of course, they continue to love them and nurture them. I think, in ninety percent of cases, if it's a happy marriage.
    (Tom Wilkinson)
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  • What have we achieved in mowing down mountain ranges, harnessing the energy of mighty rivers, or moving whole populations about like chess pieces, if we ourselves remain the same restless, miserable, frustrated creatures we were before To call such activity progress is utter delusion. We may succeed in altering the face of the earth until it is unrecognizable even to the Creator, but if we are unaffected wherein lies the meaning
    (Henry Miller)
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  • Sometimes I get the start of a story from a memory, an anecdote, but that gets lost and is usually unrecognizable in the final story.
    (Alice Munro)
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  • Altered opinions do not alter a man's character (or do so very little) but they do illuminate individual aspects of the constellation of his personality which with a different constellation of opinions had hitherto remained dark and unrecognizable.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche)
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  • While countless Americans see their real wages falling, and are struggling to maintain a foothold in the middle class, Sen. Specter and President Bush are cooking up a plan that will lead to their marginalization. What they are trying foist upon the American public as 'immigration reform' will be a fraud-ridden amnesty and unlimited numbers of new guest workers to compete for the jobs American workers still hold. If this bill should ever be enacted, the America that most people know will become unrecognizable as a result of the most massive wave of immigration in history.
    (Dan Stein)
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  • I think both, really, to be perfectly honest. America's obviously changed since we first came here. It's almost unrecognizable and it's very hard to imagine what the United States was like 40 years ago. We've definitely grown with the American culture changes.
    (Mick Jagger)
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  • By chartering a whole ship we can create a community that simply doesn't exist on land. Our specialty is reinventing the cruise experience for our customers, editing it down until it's virtually unrecognizable.
    (Rich Campbell)
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  • We have a massive system to regulate creativity. A massive system of lawyers regulating creativity as copyright law has expanded in unrecognizable forms, going from a regulation of publishing to a regulation of copying.
    (Lawrence Lessig)
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