Each victim of suicide gives his act a personal stamp which expresses his temperament, the special conditions in which he is involved, and which, consequently, cannot be explained by the social and general causes of the phenomenon.— Emile Durkheim
Seductive Stamp Act quotations
The shot heard round the world.
Caesar had his Brutus, Charles the First his Cromwell;
and George the Third — ['Treason!' cried the Speaker] — may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it.
In 1765, Parliament passed the Stamp Act, which, as any American high school student can tell you, was an act that apparently had something to do with stamps.
My sentiments for the American cause, from the Stamp Act downward, have never changed... I am still of opinion that it is the cause of liberty and of human nature.
There is something very sensual about a letter.
The physical contact of pen to paper, the time set aside to focus thoughts, the folding of the paper into the envelope, licking it closed, addressing it, a chosen stamp, and then the release of the letter to the mailbox - are all acts of tenderness.
The Law waits for you to stumble on a mode of being, a soul different from the FDA-approved purple-stamped standard dead meat - & as soon as you begin to act in harmony with nature the Law garottes & strangles you - so don't play the blessed liberal middleclass martyr - accept the fact that you're a criminal & be prepared to act like one.
I definitely felt by the time I got to grad school - which was a great experience - I was like, Whats the difference between the teachers and the students? Why are the teachers teachers if they want to be acting? It didnt make sense to me anymore. Its not like you learn how to set a broken bone and you get the stamp of approval.
I am a critic who is pulled toward history.
But Bob Dylan himself is a great historian. He is an historian who acts out history. So it always has a personal stamp. It always has a particular timbre. It always has a particular howl, or a moan, in that voice.
The greatest acts in colored show business had long made Harlem their home and favorite stamping ground.
Do you think if the stamp-act is repealed, that the North Americans will be satisfied?
The Stamp Act imposed on the colonies by the Parliament of Great Britain is an ill-judged measure. Parliament has no right to put its hands into our pockets without our consent.
On March 10, 1764, preliminary resolutions passed the House of Commons looking towards the Stamp Act.
Adulthood it a glacier encroaching quietly on youth.
When it arrives, the stamp of childhood suddenly freezes, capturing us for good in the image of our last act, the pose we struck when the ice of age set in.
It is not the mere station of life that stamps the value on us, but the manner in which we act our part.
The stage is actor's country. You have to get your passport stamped every so often or they take away your citizenship.
Acting is about giving something away, handing yourself over to whatever role you are asked to play. I'm not hiding or escaping or seeking anonymity. I reserve the right not to have a rubber stamp on my forehead saying this is who I am. Because who I am gets in the way of people looking innocently at the parts I play.
The career of a great man remains an enduring monument of human energy.
The man dies and disappears, but his thoughts and acts survive and leave an indelible stamp upon his race.
It's disingenuous and wrong to say that the attorney general's expanded powers in the Patriot Act come with adequate oversight by the courts, ... In reality, the most troubling provisions in the law make judges little more than rubber stamps in Justice Department investigations.