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«No other surgery affects people in quite this way. For it is unthinkable, finally, that one's heart should be cut open. It is the one unthinkable cut.»
«I'm voting for Gore because the other is unthinkable. Which most of us will probably do. I hope all of us. I've always liked Ralph Nader and would like to see a real third party, but the thought of George Bush as president is unthinkable.»
«To achieve the impossible; it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.»
«It is unthinkable for a Frenchman to arrive at middle age without having syphilis and the Cross of the Legion of Honor.»
Author: Andre Gide
, Legion of
, Legion of Honor
, middle age
, The cross
, The Legion of Honor
«I am alarmed at the subtle invasion of professional football, which is gaining preeminence over baseball. It's unthinkable.»
«Nothing is unthinkable, nothing impossible to the balanced person, provided it comes out of the needs of life and is dedicated to life's further development»
«One of the extraordinary things about human events is that the unthinkable becomes thinkable.»
«MAGNITUDE, n. Size. Magnitude being purely relative, nothing is large and nothing small. If everything in the universe were increased in bulk one thousand diameters nothing would be any larger than it was before, but if one thing remain unchanged all the others would be larger than they had been. To an understanding familiar with the relativity of magnitude and distance the spaces and masses of the astronomer would be no more impressive than those of the microscopist. For anything we know to the contrary, the visible universe may be a small part of an atom, with its component ions, floating in the life- fluid (luminiferous ether) of some animal. Possibly the wee creatures peopling the corpuscles of our own blood are overcome with the proper emotion when contemplating the unthinkable distance from one of these to another.»
Author: Ambrose Bierce
, one thousand
, The Wee
, to the contrary
«It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words»
«A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar»