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I first heard of Parmenides best-known assertion, "Whatever is, is." I laughed and blurted out, "And hes famous?" With this verbal ejaculation I revealed myself as the quintessential sophomore.
— R.C. Sproul —

Every year, on Veterans Day, orators declare that our leaders have gone to war to preserve our freedoms and have done so with glorious success, but the truth is just the opposite. In ways big and small, direct and indirect, crude and subtle, war-the quintessential government activity-has been the mother's milk for the nourishment of a growing tyranny in this country, and it remains so today.

— Robert Higgs

It is a quintessential example of the whirling kinetics that drive a Keaton film, in which not just the medium but the human body- the permutations of the sinews, the shock of the limbs -seems infinitely elastic, an unruly instument to be wilded with a cheeky kind of grace.

— Edward McPherson

The long poem cannot be a digressive, expansive, boring exposition. It is really made of very sharp, Imagistic, quintessential poetic elements.

— Louis Dudek

War is not the quintessential emergency in which man has to prove himself, as my generation learned at its school desks in the days of the Kaiser; rather, peace is the emergency in which we all have to prove ourselves.

— Gustav Heinemann

To me, 'Blue Like Jazz' is a quintessential American story. So many people are just like Don - raised Christian and go off to college only to abandon their beliefs in order to fit in or be accepted.

— Marshall Allman

The quintessential Japanese balance, I thought: to surrender all of yourself to an illusion, and yet somewhere, in some part of yourself, to know all the while that it is an illusion.

— Pico Iyer

Emigration, forced or chosen, across national frontiers or from village to metropolis, is the quintessential experience of our time.

— John Berger

The real test of an anchor is when there's a very big event. Sept. 11 is the quintessential example of that, and that day it took everything that I knew as an anchor, as a citizen, as a father, as a husband, to get through it.

— Tom Brokaw

As a little girl, I thought I'd like to get married on the beach. But I'm not the quintessential girl who had these sort of fantasies about that stuff.

— Mandy Moore

New York has arguably become the quintessential 1 percent city, a city that has been so given over to the rich that you now have to be rich to live here. Or not live here: New York's also a preferred destination for foreign money spent on vast, lifeless apartments in the sky that are occupied a couple of weeks a year at most.

— Graydon Carter

The quintessential expression of coffee is espresso.

— Ernesto Illy

In my view, the lost art of listening and ignoring the patient as a human being is a quintessential failure of our health care.

— Bernard Lown

I think the reason why I'm so alluring to networks is because on the surface I'm like a quintessential relatable, boring white guy. A great many sitcoms have been anchored by a boring white guy, so I feel like what they want to mine from me are my more generic qualities.

— Mike Birbiglia

The reinvention of American culture as purely the self catapulted Las Vegas to prominence. The city took sin and made it choice
a sometimes ambiguous choice, but choice nonetheless. Combined with a visionary approach to experience that melded Hollywood and Americans' taste for comfort and self-deception, Las Vegas grew into the last American frontier city, as foreign at times as Prague but as quintessential as Peoria. In Las Vegas, you can choose your fantasy; in the rest of America, you don't always get to pick.

— Hal Rothman

The quintessential bad - luck position. Pucks can go off bodies, skates, bounce into the net.

— Mike Liut

The best aphorisms are ... portable wisdom, the quintessential extracts of thought and feeling. They furnish the largest amount of intellectual stimulus and nutriment in the smallest compass. About every weak point in human nature, or vicious spot in human life, there is deposited a crystallization of warning and protective proverbs.

— William Rounseville Alger

The quintessential revolution is that of spirit. Without this, the forces which produce the inequalities of the old order will continue to operate.

— Aung San Suu Kyi

I believe that the quintessential task of every painter in any time has been to concentrate on the essential.

— Gerhard Richter

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