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List of Surface Quotes

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On the surface we all act like we all love each other and we're free and easy, and actually we're far more moralistic than any other society I've ever lived in. Kathy Acker

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The glacier was God's great plough set at work ages ago to grind, furrow, and knead over, as it were, the surface of the earth. Louis Agassiz

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The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings brought to the surface and made known, but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth. James Allen

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Yet, much of what lies beneath the ocean's surface remains a mystery, and our nation continues to rely on a confused, antiquated system of ocean governance. Tom Allen

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Depth must be hidden. Where? On the surface. Janos Arany

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It's a brilliant surface in that sunlight. The horizon seems quite close to you because the curvature is so much more pronounced than here on earth. It's an interesting place to be. I recommend it. Neil Armstrong

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When we speak the word "life," it must be understood we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact, but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach. Antonin Artaud

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Two-thirds of the Earth's surface is covered with water. The other third is covered with auditors from headquarters. Norman Ralph Augustine

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I have been watching and drawing the surface of Mars. It is wonderfully full of detail. There is certainly no question about there being mountains and large greatly elevated plateaus. Edward E. Barnard

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Just under the surface I shall be, all together at first, then separate and drift, through all the earth and perhaps in the end through a cliff into the sea, something of me. A ton of worms in an acre, that is a wonderful thought, a ton of worms, I believe it. Samuel Beckett

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Height, width, and depth are the three phenomena which I must transfer into one plane to form the abstract surface of the picture, and thus to protect myself from the infinity of space. Max Beckmann

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We expect to keep our writing sessions going until late spring, then to play some new material in a few secret club dates. The record will likely take a long time and may not surface until 1999! Adrian Belew

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I admit that Post-it note sheets that adhere to virtually any surface are now my substitute of choice for retention. Candice Bergen

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Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure. Ambrose Bierce

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Far from creating a new formalism, what these can yield is something far transcending surface values since they not only embody form as beauty, but also form in which intuitions or ideas or conjectures have taken visible substance. Max Bill

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We are like ignorant shepherds living on a site where great civilizations once flourished. The shepherds play with the fragments that pop up to the surface, having no notion of the beautiful structures of which they were once a part. Allan Bloom

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It is quite true - in fact, obvious on the surface - that the vast majority of dramatic shows and comedies, as well, advocate a liberal and humanistic and relativistic lifestyle and concept. Pat Boone

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Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience. Randolph Bourne

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If a theme or idea is too near the surface, the novel becomes simply a tract illustrating an idea. Elizabeth Bowen

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What is real is not the external form, but the essence of things... it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface. Constantin Brancusi

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One who hates is a man holding a magnifying-glass, and when he hates someone, he knows precisely that person's surface, from the soles of his feet all the way up to each hair on the hated head. Hermann Broch

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What was once underground is now coming to the surface. Gavin Bryars

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It's also ironic that in the old days of tape and tape hiss and vinyl records and surface noise, we were always trying to get records louder and louder to overcome that. T-Bone Burnett

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Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath. Michael Caine

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In science there are no 'depths'; there is surface everywhere. Rudolf Carnap

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