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Brass Tacks Quotes By Terence E. Fretheim

Quite simply, if God knows me better than I know myself, what point is there [in] pretending I am other than I am before God? Prayer is not the place for pretended piety; prayer is the place for getting down to brass tacks. . . . Thus we might as well acknowledge our true state when we pray. We pray to God from where we are, not from where we consider we should be. And God, who knows us where we are, can lead us to where we can be.17 — Terence E. Fretheim

Brass Tacks Quotes By John Cage

What I'm proposing, to myself and other people, is what I often call the tourist attitude - that you act as though you've never been there before. So that you're not supposed to know anything about it. If you really get down to brass tacks, we have never been anywhere before. — John Cage

Brass Tacks Quotes By T. S. Eliot

Birth, and copulation, and death; that's all the facts when you come to brass tacks. — T. S. Eliot

Brass Tacks Quotes By Rick Yancey

In the nineteenth century, The Romantics viewed Nature as benign, a glowing reflection of God's grace. Now we know better. Nature is brutal and, if it is feminine, she's not the kind of woman you can trust. Human beings may be her finest achievement yet, but when you get right down to brass tacks, we're meat. AIDS and organisms like streptococcus don't give a crap that we subdued the earth or produced a Shakespeare ... — Rick Yancey

Brass Tacks Quotes By D.H. Lawrence

I have lived among enough painters and around studios to have had all the theories - and how contradictory they are - rammed down my throat. A man has to have a gizzard like an ostrich to digest all the brass-tacks and wire nails of modern art theories. — D.H. Lawrence

Brass Tacks Quotes By Theodore Levitt

Creative people tend to pass the responsibility for getting down to brass tacks to others. — Theodore Levitt

Brass Tacks Quotes By Caitlin R. Kiernan

You think one's any different from the next? I mean, when it comes right down to brass tacks, people killing each other since they figured out how, that's all. Give them pretty names and numbers, but it's all the same to the worms. — Caitlin R. Kiernan