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1. "The value of money is subjective, depending on age. At the age of one, one multiplies the actual sum by 145,000, making one pound seem like 145,000 pounds to a one-year-old. At seven – Bertie's age – the multiplier is 24, so that five pounds seems like 120 pounds. At the age of twenty four, five pounds is five pounds; at forty five it is divided by 5, so that it seems like one pound and one pound seems like twenty pence. (All figures courtesy of Scottish Government Advice Leaflet: Handling your Money.)"
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
2. "If you don't walk away from someones silence, they just might speak. p.120"
Author: Ally Condie
3. "I have 120 people in my payroll without any government giving me any money. We live off the tickets and the records I sell. That is very unusual."
Author: Andre Rieu
4. "With the canal, the cost of shipping a ton of flour from Buffalo to New York City fell from $120 a ton to $6 a ton, and the carrying time was reduced from three weeks to just over one. The effect on New York's fortunes was breathtaking. Its share of national exports leaped from less than 10 percent in 1800 to over 60 percent by the middle of the century; in the same period, even more dazzlingly, its population went from ten thousand to well over half a million."
Author: Bill Bryson
5. "And I knew, by the mere taste of them that all those dreams came from that moment when I believed I was looking at Psyche's palace and did not see it. For the horror was the same: a sickening discord, a rasping together of two worlds, like the two bits of a broken bone." pg.120"
Author: C.S. Lewis
6. "I made a penny for each paper delivered every day, plus 2 cents for Sunday papers. I had 120 customers. For a 10-year-old kid in the 1940s, that was a lot of money."
Author: David Boies
7. "The reduction of experience to 'a series of pure and unrelated presents' further implies that the 'experience of the present becomes powerfully, overwhelmingly vivid and "material": the world comes before the schizophrenic with heightened intensity, bearing the mysterious and oppressive charge of affect, glowing with hallucinatory energy' (Jameson, 1984b, 120). The image, the appearance, the spectacle can all be experienced with an intensity (joy or terror) made possible only by their appreciation as pure and unrelated presents in time. So what does it matter 'if the world thereby momentarily loses its depth and threatens to become a glossy skin, a stereoscopic illusion, a rush of filmic images without destiny?' (Jameson, 1984b). The immediacy of events, the sensationalism of the spectacle (political, scientific, military, as well as those of entertainment), become the stuff of which consciousness is forged."
Author: David Harvey
8. "I've written something like 17 novels, which isn't bad, I suppose, but my father wrote 120 books, my mother 40. In comparison, I'm lazy."
Author: Deborah Moggach
9. "Le voilà le grand drame de notre société: Même les riches ne font plus envie. Ils sont gros, moches, et vulgaires, leurs femmes sont liftées, ils vont en prison, leurs enfants se droguent, ils ont des goûts de ploucs, ils posent pour Gala. Les riches d'aujourd'hui ont oublié que l'argent est un moyen non une fin. Ils ne savent plus quoi en faire. Au moins quand on est pauvre, on peut se dire qu'avec du fric, tout s'arrangerait. Mais quand on est riche, on ne peut pas se dire qu'avec une nouvelle baraque dans le Midi, une autre voiture de sport, une paire de pompes à 12000 balles, ou un mannequin supplémentaire, tout s'arrangerait. Quand on est riche, on n'a plus d'excuse. C'est pour ça que tout les milliardaires sont sous Prozac ; parce qu'ils ne font plus rêver personne, même pas eux !"
Author: Frédéric Beigbeder
10. "I want to live to be 120. That's when I will start worrying about my age."
Author: Helena Christensen
11. "A small bubble of air remained unabsorbed... if there is any part of the phlogisticated air [nitrogen] of our atmosphere which differs from the rest, and cannot be reduced to nitrous acid, we may safely conclude that it is not more than 1/120 part of the whole.[Cavendish did not realize the significance of the remaining small bubble. Not until a century later were the air's Noble Gases appreciated.]"
Author: Henry Cavendish
12. "I worked 120 hours a week for eight years. That's 20 to 22 hours a day every day and one week I only got 15 hours sleep."
Author: Heston Blumenthal
13. "Going to your set with the headphones on in the middle of the night so that your parents don't know what you're doing when you're supposed to be asleep is great. I was rocking the bedroom. That was so much more fun when I got the 1200s."
Author: Jam Master Jay
14. "While we advance exponentially in technological capability, our spiritual or 'biological technology,' our maturity as a species, is still two or three thousand years in the past. This is because many of us live according to ideas that were original and groundbreaking... in 500 B.C. Most people are unwilling or unable to ask the hard questions- as in, why do we do things the way we do, and what will the end results be?" (p.120) Generation Hex"
Author: James Curcio
15. "I've put everything I had and I've given my readers 120 percent, and that's the truth."
Author: Jan Karon
16. "It's hard to be happy when you are facing 120 to 140 degree temperatures and nothing seems to be moving in a direction that you think or they think or you've been told it's supposed to be moving in."
Author: Janis Karpinski
17. "Lucian [of Samosata; 120-190 CE] was trying to make his audience laugh, rather than start a revolution"
Author: Jennifer Michael Hecht
18. "California and Italy are about the same size. Roughly speaking, California contains about 150,000 square miles, Italy about 120,000 square miles. They are not dissimilar in physical characteristics. They extend over a long distance from north to south, and each has an extensive coastline. Each is destitute of coal mines. Each produces large quantities of wheat. Each produces citrus and other fruits, olives, wine, and raisins. The climate is about the same, although California's is superior. They are in about the same zone. Rome lies in about the same latitude as San Francisco. Our state is one of the richest and most fertile of all the United States. Yet suppose that California were as populous as Italy—someday it will be. Suppose it had a population of millions. Could California, even with its vast resources, support an army of a quarter of a million men as Italy does? She could do it only as Italy does, by grinding the people into the dust with oppressive taxation."
Author: Jerome Hart
19. "Remember: if everyone else gives 110% effort, and you give 120%, you're really only giving a little over 109%."
Author: John Alejandro King
20. "Democracy is a fine thing. But that doesn't mean citizens have a right to run riot whenever they disagree with something.#Page: 120"
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
21. "I have 120 employees on the road every day, and about 30 other employees off the road."
Author: Kenny Chesney
22. "The superfluity of the comforts of like destroys all joy in satisfying one's needs, while great freedom in the choice of occupation...is just what makes the choice of occupation insoluble difficult and destroys the need and even the possibility of having an occupation. p 1209"
Author: Leo Tolstoy
23. "I am broadcaster's biggest cheerleader because I genuinely believe in it. Where else can you get 20 million people a week watching 'NCIS' or 'American Idol?' Where else can you get 120 million watching the Super Bowl?"
Author: Leslie Moonves
24. "The China game was the best because it took the effort of everyone on the team to survive 120 minutes."
Author: Lorrie Fair
25. "Over 120 Aboriginal communities run their own health services - some have been doing so for 30 years. They struggle with difficult medical problems. They also try to deal with counselling, stolen generations issues, family relationships, violence, suicide prevention."
Author: Malcolm Fraser
26. "Every ending is a new beginning. Through the grace of God, we can always start again. (Page 120.)"
Author: Marianne Williamson
27. "Maybe... there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for unlawfully detaining 120 people. Maybe they just got carried away with last year's idea of pre-emptive strikes and thought, 'Let's not wait for an actual crime to occur. Let's get the innocent."
Author: Mark Thomas
28. "WhiteThere was a moment in the darkness when the fear lifted.A moment where white surrounded me.Hope. Lily, and someone else, and a sprinkling of water."Holy water, Jenna.""You can let go if you need to.""Forgiveness, Jenna."But I couldn't let go.It wasn't in my power.I was already swirling, flying, falling.To someplace deep I didn't understand.Where all the sounds buy my own voice disappeared.Only me.For so long.I don't want to be alone anymore. (120)"
Author: Mary E. Pearson
29. "Neither the cat nor I missed you while you were gone. It's worse than that. We danced the visitor-gone dance, flinging our feet (and paws) with particular glee. You remember the dance - the one you do after shutting the door behind a difficult visitor (like a family member)? You hold your breath for 120 seconds then deadbolt the door, race to the bed, leap on to it and jump, twirl, bell-kick and prance, singing all the while, "she's go-onnne, she's gooo-oonne."
Author: Melissa Checker
30. "And watching Ed, he's really coming into his own doing some new things onstage I've never seen him do. He's really getting into it, putting 120 percent into the show. We feel comfortable and excited."
Author: Mike McCready
31. "That's what music has always been to me: a feel. I've listened to the Stones many times and it still makes me have that feeling of joy every time. They are still around and put on a really exciting show. We also give it 120 percent."
Author: Mike McCready
32. "A sudden dart when a little over a hundred feet from the end of the track, or a little over 120 feet from the point at which it rose into the air, ended the flight."
Author: Orville Wright
33. "I have been doing 120 miles a week, when normally I would do about 140."
Author: Paula Radcliffe
34. "I had only played five games in my senior year in high school. I was not large enough. Hell, when I graduated, I was about five foot four and weighed 120 pounds. I didn't go with the Dodgers until spring training of 1940 and I weighed all of 155 pounds soaking wet."
Author: Pee Wee Reese
35. "I could never understand how we could put 120,000 Japanese behind a fence in World War II. I remember being bewildered about that."
Author: Phil Donahue
36. "120 million of us place the big bang 2,500 years after the Babylonians and Sumerians learned to brew beer."
Author: Sam Harris
37. "I think because my life is so insane and it's constantly going at 120 miles per hour, my favorite thing to do is sit at home in front of the TV and check out."
Author: Sean Hayes
38. "I plan to live to be 120!"
Author: Teri Garr
39. "Though I weigh only 120 pounds, when I'm mad, I weigh a ton."
Author: Thomas Starr King
40. "Moi, je voulais comprendre la guerre. Bien sûr, je voulais aussi la voir car je voulais la décrire, mais je me suis rendue compte que ceux qui me tiraient dessus depuis une rangée de palmiers, moi qui m'étais jeté la tête la première dans un fossé pour m'abriter, ces hommes étaient aussitôt devenus mes "ennemies". Mais étaient-ils mes "ennemis" ? Non. Si j'avais continué comme ça tout au long de la guerre, je ne l'aurais jamais comprise. (p. 120)"
Author: Tiziano Terzani
41. "Radio is being dominated by records that are 120 beats per minute. R&B is about groove and soul."
Author: Trey Songz
42. "I developed my training routine going into my senior year at Jackson State. I found this sandbank by the Pearl River near my hometown, Columbia, Miss. I laid out a course of 65 yards or so. Sixty-five yards on sand is like 120 on turf, but running on sand helps you make your cuts at full speed."
Author: Walter Payton
43. "Saifuddin al-Amidi (1233 Masihi) dalam kitabnya yang terkenal Abkar al-Afkar telah mengumpul dan menganalisis semua takrif ilmu yang terdapat pada zamannya secara terperinci. Beliau mendapati bahawa takrif yang dikemukakan oleh Fakhruddin al-Razi (meninggal dunia 1209 Masihi) adalah yang terbaik. Takrif itu, yang diketengahkan semula dan diperbaiki lagi oleh Profesor Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas ialah seperti yang berikut:Merujuk kepada Allah sebagai asal segala ilmu, ia (ilmu) adalah ketibaan makna sesuatu ke dalam diri seseorang. Apabila merujuk kepada diri sebagai pentafsir, ilmu adalah ketibaan diri seseorang kepada makna tentang sesuatu."
Author: Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud
44. ". . . when we take upon ourselves his yoke of obedience, his yoke is easy, his burden is light (Matt. 11:28-30). When is a burden light? It is when we find our burdensome lives caught up, elevated, borne aloft by something greater than our lives. Mission gives meaning. Jesus does not come to us to relieve us of all yokes or burdens; rather, he comes offering us a yoke worth wearing, a burden worth bearing. It is a great gift not to have to make your life mean something, to have your life given significance by the Lord whose cross, when taken up, takes us up as well. 119-120"
Author: William H. Willimon

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