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personal preferences Quotes

Nine of the best book quotes about personal preferences
  1. #1
    “As a youngster I was frightened of the dark—used to wake up sobbing in it, as if it were water and I were drowning—but you will observe that I have disciplined myself so thoroughly against that fear, that I much prefer a dark to a lit room”
  2. #2
    “It is an impressively arrogant move to conclude that just because you don’t like something, it is empirically not good. I don’t like Chinese food, but I don’t write articles trying to prove it doesn’t exist.”
  3. #3
    “Nature has so made us, that we all love to be flattered and to please ourselves with our own notions: the old crow loves his young, and the ape her cubs.”
  4. #4
    “For future reference, Harry, it is raspberry...although of course, if I were a Death Eater, I would have been sure to research my own jam preferences before impersonating myself.”
  5. #5
    “My life is for itself and not for a spectacle. I much prefer that it should be of a lower strain, so it be genuine and equal, than that it should be glittering and unsteady.”
  6. #6
    “They have the kind of things we can eat. ”
  7. #7
    “The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what’s true.”
  8. #8
    ″... the danger which threatens human nature is not the excess, but the deficiency, of personal impulses and preferences.”
  9. #9
    “You prefer to identify with the part of you who watches television or cooks or works — the part you think knows what it is doing.”