Novelty has charms that our minds can hardly withstand.
A widow is a fascinating being with the flavor of maturity, the spice of experience, the piquancy of novelty, the tang of practiced coquetry, and the halo of one man's approval.
The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart.
Strong mental agitation and disturbance was no novelty to him, even before his late sufferings. It never is, to obstinate and sullen natures; for they struggle hard to be such.
Novelty is the great parent of pleasure.
It is only a short step from exaggerating what we can find in the world to exaggerating our power to remake the world. Expecting more novelty than there is, more greatness than there is, and more strangeness than there is, we imagine ourselves masters of a plastic universe. But a world we can shape to our will is a shapeless world.
In science, as in common life, we frequently see that a novelty in system, or in practice, cannot be duly appreciated till time has sobered the enthusiasm of its advocates.
Blue trout are very rare. They're sort of a novelty.
The novelty is that we reveal a potential communication, involving the transmitter serotonin, between immune cells that is normally only found between neurons.
A novelty in Polish filmmaking was that it was possible to find funds for a big production. However, at the same time, the state budget committed less and less money to filmmaking.
The writer of originality, unless dead, is always shocking, scandalous; novelty disturbs and repels.
We were asked to believe that the variety and the novelty of even the crude films of the early days would provide a means of entertainment which would cut out the stage.
Snowboarding's relevance has expanded into a much broader audience who is accepting it as a sport, not as a novelty act.
The news is staged, anticipated, reported, analyzed until all interest is wrung from it and abandoned for some new novelty.
Holidays are enticing only for the first week or so. After that, it is no longer such a novelty to rise late and have little to do.
The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged
Sure, they were simple desk lamps with only a minimal amount of movement, but you could immediately tell that Luxo Jr. was a baby, and that the big one was his mother. In that short little film, computer animation went from a novelty to a serious tool for filmmaking.
America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty. I will belong to the select few.
It is not only old and early impressions that deceive us; the charms of novelty have the same power.
Novelty is always welcome but talking pictures are just a fad.
There are three things which the public will always clamor for, sooner or later: namely, Novelty, novelty, novelty.
This package was an interesting novelty, but was never going to be a big idea. It's not exactly hard to find a hot cup of coffee in America.
Almost every culture in the Thousand Cultures had some wisdom literature, and much of it was the same between any two cultures. . . . Cultures tend to be alike in much of what they think are the basic virtues, but one of the ones they are most alike in, though it rarely appears in their book of wisdom, is: Distrust strangers, fear foreigners, dread novelty.
This hunger for novelty which makes sensuous love equally changeful and rapacious, which makes us seek the same emotion in other bodies which we cast off as fast as they fall turns life into an infernal succession of disenchantments, spites and scorn; and it is chiefly that hunger for novelty which leaves us a prey to unrealizable hope and irrevocable regret. Those lovers who persist in remaining together execute themselves; the name of their common death, which at first was Absence, becomes Presence.
What am I? I am the desire not to die. I have always been impelled not that evening alone by the need to construct the solid, powerful dream that I shall never leave again. We are all, always, the desire not to die. This desire is as immeasurable and varied as life's complexity, but at bottom this is what it is: To continue to be, to be more and more, to develop and to endure. All the force we have, all our energy and clearness of mind serve to intensify themselves in one way or another. We intensify ourselves with new impressions, new sensations, new ideas. We endeavour to take what we do not have and to add it to ourselves. Humanity is the desire for novelty founded upon the fear of death. That is what it is.