We do not hear that Memnon's statue gave forth its melody at all under the rushing of the mightiest wind, or in response to any other influence divine or human than certain short-lived sunbeams of morning; and we must learn to accommodate ourselves to
the discovery that some of those cunningly fashioned instruments called human souls have only a very limited range of music, and will not vibrate in the least under a touch that fills others with tremulous rapture or quivering agony.
The world is a lively place enough, in which we must accommodate ourselves to
circumstances, sail with the stream as glibly as we can, be content to take froth for substance, the surface for the depth, the counterfeit for the real coin.
That done, we gradually began to settle down and to accommodate ourselves to
our new surroundings.
'We will use no harsh terms,' said brother Charles, in a gentle voice; 'but accommodate ourselves to
the circumstances in which this young lady is placed.
The main reason I tell my story is that I hope it will serve as reminder to humanity as to what happens when we accommodate ourselves to
He added, 'Drug peddlers use new techniques to smuggle drugs, so we should also accommodate ourselves to
curb them using latest technology and gadgets.
We can accommodate ourselves to
this irreality and Macron's newly installed representatives, so preternaturally smooth and remote as to suggest that they might have been elected while Leviathan was sleeping.
While many of us accommodate ourselves to
the economic system we call capitalism, they confront it head-on.
If we're ever going to accommodate ourselves to
living in greater balance with the nonhuman world (la the pre-European Hawaiians), our first task is to see exactly where we are.
("The minute we begin turning a blind eye to what we don't like in each other's writing, the minute we begin to back away from our own inner norms, to accommodate ourselves to
each other, cut deals with each other over poetics, we will in fact set ourselves against each other...until one day we will disappear in a general fog of mutual admiration.")
But the minute we begin turning a blind eye to what we don't like in each others writing, the minute we begin to back away from our own inner norms, to accommodate ourselves to
each other, cut deals with each other over poetics, we will in fact set ourselves against each other, because we will naturally begin to subtract from our own uniqueness and thus retreat from ourselves--until one day we will disappear in a general fog of mutual admiration.--Vaclav Havel, "On Evasive Thinking"
To accommodate ourselves to
the facts is to feel a weight that gets no lighter no matter how we adjust it.
The fact is, most of us accommodate ourselves to
the stock rather than changing the stock to accommodate us.
If this level of complexity and liability had been thrust upon us suddenly, we all would refuse to cooperate, but because these changes are happening slowly, we accommodate ourselves to
living in a new reality one step at a time.
When the power of science and medicine is added to this mix, we are less inclined to accommodate ourselves to
a divine plan and more disposed to insist that we are rightly masters of our own fate.