Quotation Explorer - 'Suspect'

We live in a vastly complex society which has been able to provide us with a multitude of material things, and this is good, but people are beginning to suspect we have paid a high spiritual price for our plenty.
While I know that the beautiful, the spiritual, and the sublime are today suspect, I have begun to stop resisting the constant urge to deny that beauty has a valid right to exist in contemporary art.
We've determined that Ms. Hauptman is a potential threat to the public safety, and we are bringing her in as a murder suspect who has supernatural powers that make her too dangerous to be incarcerated in the usual ways. - Patricia Briggs
I prefer friends who walks with me in the shade - because friends, who constantly splendor in the glow of the flash of photographers, and sometimes accompany me - at every turn in times of success, this species of friends are suspect to me. - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
I am a storyteller, for better and for worse. I suspect that a feeling for stories, for narrative, is a universal human disposition, going with our powers of language, consciousness of self, and autobiographical memory. - Oliver Sacks
Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect. - Steven Wright
I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. - J. D. Salinger
The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, and the young know everything. - Oscar Wilde
I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of trying to make me happy - J.D. Salinger
Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined. - Patrick Henry
The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also. - Mark Twain
men do not suspect faults which they do not commit - Samuel Johnson
I suspect that in every good marriage there are times when love seems to be over. Sometimes these desert lines are simply the only way to the next oasis, which is far more lush and beautiful after the desert crossing than it could possibly have been without it. - Madeleine L'Engle
What the meaning of human life may be I don't know: I incline to suspect that it has none. - H. L. Mencken
Sometimes, to protect a secret we will say it so openly that most will not suspect the truth of what we are saying. - Donna Goddard
Sometimes I feel I am destined for greater things, and then again sometimes I suspect that I am just an extra in epic movie. - Shon Mehta
Verbal arguments should always be suspect. - Lee Spetner
People mean well; they just aren't here enough to get what we are dealing with or what home means to my mother. Everyone thinks they know what should be done, and their suggestions make me suspect they must consider me an idiot who doesn't comprehend the situation. - George Hodgman
I suspect it may be like the difference between a drinker and an alcoholic; the one merely reads books, the other needs books to make it through the day."(Interview with The Booklovers blog, September 2010) - Gail Carriger
I need to work on developing a new, less irritable personality. though I suspect that an empty nest would be at least a partial cure, today I resorted to substance abuse. - Eloisa James
I had never seen such sorrow; it appalled me. And I was even more appalled by her attempts to overcome it, because they so plainly, pathetically failed and in failing opened up a view of the world I had only begun to suspect, where wounds did not heal, and things did not work out for the best - Tobias Wolff
We who are of mature age seldom suspect how unmercifully and yet with what insight the very young judge us. - W. Somerset Maugham
Earth should suspect a man who has no tears of compassion and eject into the outer space until he learns humility. Outer space and death might be of the same origin, where one chances upon egolessness just before lifelessness. Earth only asks for egolessness. - Adam Kovacevic
Never in our silent moments of illusion do we sense the dark parallel that lives next to us. Nor do we suspect the carrier. - Kris Courtney
If my work has a theme, I suspect it is a simple one: that most human beings are inescapably alone, and therein lies their tragedy. - Richard Yates
Curiosity killed the cat, but for awhile I was a suspect. - Steven Wright
Since I became a novelist I have discovered that I am biased. Either I think a new novel is worse than mine and I don’t like it, or I suspect it is better than my novels and I don’t like it. - Umberto Eco
Perhaps even atheism versus theism is an example of this principle that an apparent either/or can really be a both/and. For I suspect that the God you insist does not exist is probably a God I also insist does not exist; and perhaps the God I maintain does exist is a God you have never denied. - Peter Kreeft
Sometimes I feel that I am destined for greater things, and then again sometimes I suspect that I am just an extra in an epic movie. - Shon Mehta
All I can give you is nothin except respectonly if you could digest it with no suspect. - McWan
My deepest impulses are optimistic, an attitude that seems to me as spiritually necessary and proper as it is intellectually suspect. - Ellen Willis
Clearly he had his own strange way of judging things. I suspect he acquired it from the gospels. - Victor Hugo
Anyone even remotely suspect was interrogated, because interrogation is by far the most effective method of speedily banishing inappropriate thoughts from the mind. - Olli Jalonen
Life is really a travesty of will: it is a parade of learning how to lose people and improve at feigning indifference.I suspect I shall always fail at this, and fail miserably. I do not know whether that is winning at life or failing at happiness. - Michelle Franklin
A sensibility that wails almost exclusively over the enemies of liberty seems suspect to me. Stop shaking the tyrant's bloody robe in my face, or I will believe that you wish to put Rome in chains. - Maximilien de Robespierre
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