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    She had only been around humans for a few days, and she had already embroiled herself in one of the most intricate social dilemmas: to stand out or to fit in?

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    That's the thing with you people. You think you could love someone one second and hate them the next. Well, you can't.

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    Som så ofta när jag var i den åldern undrade jag vem jag var, och vad det egentligen var som tittade på ansiktet i spegeln. Om ansiktet jag tittade på inte var jag, och det visste jag att det inte var eftersom jag förblev mig själv vad som än hände med mitt ansikte, vad var det i så fall som var jag? Och vad var det som tittade?

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    Some kid asked what a dilemma is. And I replied: When a starving man has to choose between a plate of food, and, a roll of toilet paper.

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    Sometimes, all that is required of us is to come to a decision, a decision which would determine our course thereafter, which is sudden, which is made in an instant and not out of introspection. Because the more we happen to brood, the more we burden the mind, with doubt with dilemma, whether to or whether not to. Sometimes it is this decision that furnishes to be the highlight of our lives, it may cause us to diverge from our paths and lead us to new ones or narrow down our destinations altogether, either way it cherishes significance.

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    That's the dilemma, isn't it? When you're single, there's the sadness and joy of "only me." And when you're paired, there's the sadness and joy of "only you.

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    There’s a price for everything, Louvois,’ Édouard whispered, ‘there’s a price for everything…’ It had always been Louvois’ dilemma, whether to give priority to money or to art. His profession was all about finding a happy medium between the two.

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    The grasshoppers and the crickets, indifferent to our dilemma, jumped between our legs like myriads of animated, loaded springs.

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    The greatest dilemma man has to face is figuring out what to do with his time

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    The major dilemma is that we tend to listen to reply, while all we should do is: listen to understand and feel.

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    Whatever I learned, Whatever I knew, Seems like those faded years of childhood that flew, Away in some dilemma, Always in some confusion, The purpose of this life, Seems like an illusion!

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    Things have their way of staying with you forever, haunting your sleep and giving you false hope.

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    To believe or not to believe, is a problem. To leave or to conceive is another problem. To ascertain and to achieve is to solve the problem.

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    a problem that presents itself as a dilemma carries an unfortunate prescription: to argue instead of act.

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    You can keep pondering on which thing to do first or which path to take or by simply taking action now of most any kind, you may just find yourself on the way to where you most needed to go.

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    You cannot sensibly expect a starving 'God-fearing' man to honor the 8th commandment.

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    When you are in a fix, often the fix is in you.

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    ​Who gets to Live? You or Your Rules?

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    Writing and learning to write in our particular historical period is more important than ever. We are catapulting ourselves toward what is a serious dilemma in the future of humanity and the world. If we don't write ourselves out of it and figure out a way of solving environmental problems, we'll have nothing.

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    Be not afraid of absurdity; do not shrink from the fantastic.  Within a dilemma, choose the most unheard-of, the most dangerous solution.  Be brave, be brave.

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    Believe me, there exists no such dilemma as that in which a gentleman is placed when he is forced to reply to a blackguard.

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    Harold could no longer pass a stranger without acknowledging the truth that everyone was the same, and also unique; and that this was the dilemma of being human.

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    For me the moral dilemma this past year has been how to make peace with the unacceptable.

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    If you're very clearly good or you're very clearly bad, then there isn't that much internal dilemma going on, and that's not necessarily as interesting to play.

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    only adj. thats the dilemma isn't it? when you're single, there's the sadness and joy of only me. And when you're paired, there's the sadness and joy of only you.

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    Know what you do not know.

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    Listen, just do what you think is right, and we'll support it." ~ Sticky Washington, The Prisoner's Dilemma

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    Right now my favorite book is 'Omnivores Dilemma.

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    Start a 'Stop Doing' list. I'll leave it as an existential dilemma on whether to put that task on your To Do list

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    The dilemma for women - writing after everything else was finished - has prevented women from reaching their literary potential for centuries.

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    I'm an orphan!" Constance cried gleefully. "I'm an orphan!" ~ The Prisoner's Dilemma

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    I'm in a big dilemma about my Big-Leg Emma.

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    In such a case the writer is apt to have recourse to epigrams. Somewhere in this world there is an epigram for every dilemma.

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    Most good essays are conversations with yourself - not just your decided thoughts but your dilemmas.

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    ...the habitual dualist's solution to the problem of dualism: to solve the dilemma by chopping off one of the horns.

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    The hazards of the generalized prisoner's dilemma are removed by the match between the right and the good.

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    The international manager reconciles cultural dilemmas

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    The reason most of us go to the movies is to be involved in someone else's moral dilemma.

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    There is no escaping from ourselves. The human dilemma is as it has always been, and we solve nothing fundamental by cloaking ourselves in technological glory.

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    To turn away from the great questions and dilemmas of life is a tragedy, for the quest for meaning and truth makes life worth living.

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    The truth posed a great dilemma for a man who always had to be right, and yet, for all his grandeur, was often wrong.

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    We need a pharmacological intervention on anti-social behavior or we are not going to get hold of our dilemma.

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    There are two dilemmas that rattle the human skull: How do you hang on to someone who won't stay? And how do you get rid of someone who won't go?

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    Well, I would have much preferred to have had a normal childhood. I would have loved it if my greatest dilemma, at 14, was whether to go to Benetton for my pullovers. I would have preferred not to have cried all the tears I have cried.

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    Wit never appears to greater advantage than when it is successfully exerted to relieve from a dilemma, palliate a deficiency, or cover a retreat.

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    You can't resolve a dilemma with all the very same mind that made it

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    Yet one new trend I do like coming from mainstream publishers right now is memoirs tied to research that explores the narrator's dilemma.

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    You can't say that religion or irreligion will give us a particular answer to the nuclear dilemma.

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    You see the dilemma?” Ham asked. “I see an idiot,” Breeze mumbled.

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    And the conclusion is: Survive to reach it! Survive! At any price! This is simply a turn of phrase, a sort of habit of speech: "at any price." But then the words swell up with their full meaning, and an awesome vow takes shape: to survive at any price. And whoever takes that vow, whoever does not blink before its crimson burst—allows his own misfortune to overshadow both the entire common misfortune and the whole world. This is the great fork of camp life. From this point the roads go to the right and to the left. One of them will rise and the other will descend. If you go to the right—you lose your life, and if you go to the left—you lose your conscience.