Fading Affect Bias

Famous quotes containing the words fading, affect and/or bias:

    Last night
    as if death had lit a pale light
    in your flesh, your flesh
    was cold to my touch, or not cold
    but cool, cooling, as if the last traces
    of warmth were still fading in you.
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)

    Men of all professions affect such an air and appearance as to seem to be what they wish to be believed to be—so that one might say the whole world is made up of nothing but appearances.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    The solar system has no anxiety about its reputation, and the credit of truth and honesty is as safe; nor have I any fear that a skeptical bias can be given by leaning hard on the sides of fate, of practical power, or of trade, which the doctrine of Faith cannot down-weigh.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)