Category Archives: Quotes

Aberrant

Meaning of aberrant

Meaning of  ‘aberrant’

aberrant |ˈabərənt, əˈber-| adjective | departing from an accepted standard.

Quote | “What is equally striking to me is this … there isn’t a sense of a community solving problems together, rather there’s punishment for aberrant individuals.” -Alfie Kohn

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Ubiquitous Assimilation

Photographs on my wall

Photographs on my wall

Meaning | Ubiquitous Assimilation

ubiquitous |yo͞oˈbikwətəs| adjective | present, appearing, or found everywhere

assimilate |əˈsiməˌlāt| verb |   take in (information, ideas, or culture) and understand, absorb and integrate (people, ideas, or culture) fully

Example from Poetry | A Moment…

Example from Movie | The Detachment

          Mr. Barthes: What is that mean (Assimilation)?
          Student girl: To take something in.
          Mr. Barthes: Okay, excellent. To absorb. Anyone (ubiquitous)?
          Student girl: Everywhere, all the time. Mr. Barthes: So what is, obiquitous-assimilation?
          George: Always absorbing everything everywhere all the time.
          Mr. Barthes: Well done, GeorgeHow are you to imagine anything, if the images are always provided for you?


Mass Death

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A verse from Mass Death

A verse from Mass Death


Discover

discover |disˈkəvər|

verb |  find (something or someone) unexpectedly or in the course of a search

be the first to find or observe (a place, substance, or scientific phenomenon) or to recognize the potential of.

Quote | I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I myself I seem to have been only like a boy  playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay undiscovered before me. ” – Sir Isaac Newton


Cessation

cessation | seˈsāSHən

noun | the fact or process of ending or being brought to an end.

Quote | “Those who have the strength and the love to sit with a dying patient in the silence that goes beyond words will know that this   moment is neither frightening nor painful, but a peaceful cessation of the functioning of the body.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


Intellect

intellect |ˈintlˌekt|

noun | the faculty of reasoning and understanding objectively, esp. with regard to
abstract or academic matters;
the understanding or mental powers of a particular person

Quote | “The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.”
-Sigmund Freud


Challenge

challenge |ˈCHalənj|

noun | a call to take part in a contest or competition, esp. a duel;
a task or situation that tests someone’s abilities;
an objection or query as to the truth of something, often with an implicit
demand for proof.

Quote | “If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn’t worth anything until you
do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open
ocean is a real challenge, because it’s life or death.”
– Morgan Freeman