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1. "There was a thing called Heaven; but all the same they used to drink enormous quantities of alcohol."..."There was a thing called the soul and a thing called immortality."..."But they used to take morphia and cocaine."..."Two thousand pharmacologists and biochemists were subsidized in A.F. 178."..."Six years later it was being produced commercially. The perfect drug."..."Euphoric, narcotic, pleasantly hallucinant."..."All the advantages of Christianity and alcohol; none of their defects."..."Take a holiday from reality whenever you like, and come back without so much as a headache or a mythology."..."Stability was practically assured."
Author: Aldous Huxley
2. "Can you believe approximately 17 percent of American children ages 2 to 19 years are obese? How about this fact: approximately 60 percent of overweight children ages 5 to 10 already have at least one risk factor for heart disease? We are all to blame for this - parents, schools, kids - all of us."
Author: Alison Sweeney
3. "I mean, they're threatening - my career is over. You know, everything I've worked so hard. I've worked extremely hard since about 17 years old, you know, as a White House intern on up."
Author: Andrea Mackris
4. "My thoughts keep vacillating between the draft that feels more like a gust in this sizes-too-big hospital gown, and Dr. Milligan's proposal that I'll live to be a 175 years old. This is getting a little weird, even under the circumstances. I'm hundreds of miles from home, half naked in a room with two guys I barely know. Taken out of context, I'd have to question my common sense. Heck, even in context."
Author: Anna Banks
5. "In 1736 I lost one of my sons, a fine boy of four years old, by the small-pox, taken in the common way. I long regretted bitterly, and still regret that I had not given it to him by inoculation. This I mention for the sake of parents who omit that operation, on the supposition that they should never forgive themselves if a child died under it; my example showing that the regret may be the same either way, and that, therefore, the safer should be chosen."
Author: Benjamin Franklin
6. "I lost a very dear friend who lived with AIDS for about 17 years. Rejecting early treatments that were iffy, he thought he saved himself. I really miss him a lot."
Author: Bernadette Peters
7. "I loved my 17 years with R.E.M., but I'm ready to reflect, assess and move on to a different phase of my life. The four of us will continue our close friendship, and I look forward to hearing their future efforts as the world's biggest R.E.M. fan."
Author: Bill Berry
8. "I found my love when I was 17-years-old and my love is one hundred percent honest. We've never had any ugly, rocky things to overcome."
Author: Bo Derek
9. "I practice yoga even when my schedule doesn't allow me to teach. I've been practicing for 17 years, since before it became hip."
Author: Brenda Strong
10. "I started hitching about the country when I was 16 or 17 years old. I found the music that was played around the country - Irish music - had a particular resonance."
Author: Brendan Gleeson
11. "Aim for something Rosie, I know you don't want to hear it, but it willhelp. Aim for what you want and the year will all make sense. Go to Bostonif that will make you happy. Study hotel management like you've alwayswanted.You're only young Rosie, and I know that you absolutely hate to hearthat but it's true. What seems tragic now won't even be an issue in a fewlove, rosie 29years time. You're only 17. You and Alex have the rest of your lives to catchup together . . . After all, soul mates always end up together. Silly Bethanywon't even be remembered in a few years time. Ex-girlfriends are easily forgotten.Best friends stay with you forever."
Author: Cecelia Ahern
12. "For a period of 17 years - from the age of 9 until I was 25 years old - my mother never spent a day free from domestic difficulties."
Author: Chiang Kai Shek
13. "But 17 years ago, I arrived at CNN with a suitcase, with my bicycle, and with about 100 dollars."
Author: Christiane Amanpour
14. "It wasn't until I was about 17 or 18 years old that I got into music."
Author: Christina Milian
15. "I've been a Dolphin for 17 years, and I'll be a Dolphin for the rest of my life. That will never change."
Author: Dan Marino
16. "After spending more than 17 years playing for the NBA, in the summertime, I always came back to community service and different basketball clinics."
Author: Dikembe Mutombo
17. "I was 7 years old when the '80s began and 17 years old when they ended, so it was an incredibly formative decade for me."
Author: Ernest Cline
18. "I taught for 17 years in an inner city comprehensive schools."
Author: Estelle Morris
19. "In Ethiopia, the black people became Christians 1700 years ago, hundreds of years before Northern Europe turned to Christianity... And here, most of the saints are black."
Author: Henry Louis Gates
20. "Isaac Newton was born at Woolsthorpe, near Grantham, in Lincolnshire, 1642: a weakly and diminutive infant, of whom it is related that, at his birth, he might have found room in a quart mug. He died on March the 20th, 1727, after more than eighty-four years of more than average bodily health and vigour; it is a proper pendant to the story of the quart mug to state that he never lost more than one of his second teeth."
Author: Isaac Newton
21. "When I went off to the army when I was 17 years old, I believed in America and the rights of freedom. But today I believe my government is lying to the American people and that my president, George Bush, is a criminal."
Author: Jack Herer
22. "We're traditional and don't do cutting-edge styles, but after 17 years we're holding our own."
Author: Jaclyn Smith
23. "I have the life of a king—a king in the 17th century. Hopefully in a few years I'll get running water."
Author: Jarod Kintz
24. "Now when I was a teenager, I was angsty as any teenager was, but after 17 years of having a mother who was in and out of my life like a yo-yo and a father who was faceless, I was angry."
Author: Jarrett J. Krosoczka
25. "For 179 years [The Book of Mormon] has been examined and attacked, denied and deconstructed, targeted and torn apart like perhaps no other religious history – perhaps like no other book in any religious history- and still it stands."Jeffrey R. Holland"
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland
26. "Here we are 17 years later. Those agencies never did come through."
Author: Jeremy Rifkin
27. "We spend 8 hours a day, for 10 months a year, for nearly 17 years sending our kids to school to prepare them for life. In all of that time there is never a course in overcoming adversity, goal setting, sacrifice, perseverance, teammates, or family. I guess that's what wrestling is for."
Author: John A. Passaro
28. "I was irresistibly drawn to write about Latter-Day Saints not only because I already knew something about their theology, and admired much about their culture, but also because of the utterly unique circumstances in which their religion was born: the Mormon Church was founded a mere 173 years ago, in a literate society, in the age of the printing press. As a consequence, the creation of what became a worldwide faith was abundantly documented in firsthand accounts. Thanks to the Mormons, we have been given an unprecedented opportunity to appreciate--in astonishingly detail--how an important religion came to be."
Author: Jon Krakauer
29. "In 16, 17 years as a pro I was used to the head coach doing it alone. He might have asked his people for advice, but he made the decisions on his own. In order to learn quickly I couldn't do that."
Author: Jurgen Klinsmann
30. "The following twenty years would be the nadir of American Indian history, as the total Indian population between 1890 and 1910 fell to fewer than 250,000. (It was not until 1917 that Indian births exceeded deaths for the first time in fifty years.)"
Author: Kenneth C. Davis
31. "When I was 17 years old, I put out an album while my mother was dying of cancer. That right there alone is a struggle. That's hard. That's tough for anybody."
Author: Lil Mama
32. "As far as one journeys, as much as a man sees, from the turrets of the TajMahal to the Siberian wilds, he may eventually come to an unfortunateconclusion —usually while he's lying in bed, staring at the thatched ceiling ofsome substandard accommodation in Indochina," writes Swithin in his lastbook, the posthumously published Whereabouts, 1917 (1918). "It is impossibleto rid himself of the relentless, cloying fever commonly known as Home.After seventy-three years of anguish I have found a cure, however. You mustgo home again, grit your teeth and however arduous the exercise, determine,without embellishment, your exact coordinates at Home, your longitudesand latitudes. Only then, will you stop looking back and see the spectacularview in front of you."
Author: Marisha Pessl
33. "DJing is an art that I have the utmost respect for, and I've been practising it since I was 17 years old. Doing Tom Cruise wedding-type things becomes the focal point of every interview, and you realize that you have to cut it out if you don't want to be answering questions about that."
Author: Mark Ronson
34. "I walked away from the sport for 17 years, then started swimming again recently in a master's program."
Author: Mark Spitz
35. "You made it something special. Most of all, I want to thank the fans for your support not through the great times that we shared on the football field, but for the last 17 years of my life. You have supported me through all times."
Author: Michael Irvin
36. "I've been doing my job well for 17 years. People must see something in me. Otherwise, I'd be over and out."
Author: Naomi Campbell
37. "Who's the new Ramones, who's the new Guns 'N Roses, who's the new Motley Crue, who's the new Black Sabbath? They're coming, they're on the street, they're 16, 17 years old."
Author: Nikki Sixx
38. "I have been immeasurably honored to serve the people of Maine for nearly 40 years in public office and for the past 17 years in the United States Senate. It was incredibly difficult to decide that I would not seek a fourth term in the Senate."
Author: Olympia Snowe
39. "My stepfather gave me a Kodak camera when I was 17 years old. I started working at a local photo store in Le Havre, France, taking passport pictures and photographing weddings."
Author: Patrick Demarchelier
40. "I played as a 17-year-old with Walter Smith, who must have been about 32. So I've known Walter for 21 years."
Author: Richard Gough
41. "The U.S. Army records alone for World War II weigh 17,000 tons, and even the best historians have not done more than just scratch the surface. The story is such that 500 years from now people will be writing and reading about it."
Author: Rick Atkinson
42. "Johnson's later life, from 1763, is among the best documented of all literary lives. James Boswell gave himself the enormous task, after Johnson's death in 1784, of producing what is now held to be a model of biography; rich in detail and anecdote, a complete picture of the man and his times, traced over a period of more than twenty years. Boswell's Life of Johnson, published in 1791, carries on Johnson's own contribution to the growing art of biography, and consolidates Johnson's position as a major literary figure, who, although a poet and a novelist, is remembered more for his academic and critical achievement than for his creative writings."
Author: Ronald Carter
43. "17. ButterflyA butterfly fluttered its wings in a wind thick with the smell of seaweed. His dry lips felt the touch of the butterfly for the briefest instant, yet the wisp of wing dust still shone on his lips years later."
Author: Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
44. "Top 10 Deathbed Regrets:1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life other people expected of me.2. I wish I took time to be with my children more when they were growing up.3. I wish I had the courage to express my feelings, without the fear of being rejected or unpopular.4. I wish I would have stayed in touch with friends and family.5. I wish I would have forgiven someone when I had the chance.6. I wish I would have told the people I loved the most how important they are to me.7. I wish I would have had more confidence and tried more things, instead of being afraid of looking like a fool.8. I wish I would have done more to make an impact in this world.9. I wish I would have experienced more, instead of settling for a boring life filled with routine, mediocrity and apathy.10. I wish I would have pursued my talents and gifts.(contributed by Shannon L. Alder, author and therapist that has 17 years of experience working with hospice patients)"
Author: Shannon L. Alder
45. "I only know now that the scientists are wrong.The world is flat.I know because I was tossed right off the edge and I've been trying to hold on for 17 years. I've been trying to climb back up for 17 years but it's nearly impossible to beat gravity when no one is willing to give you a hand."
Author: Tahereh Mafi
46. "I grew up on 'Lost.' I was 17 when I started, and I did it for four or five years, on and off."
Author: Tania Raymonde
47. "However, at 17 years old, I was ready to face any challenge and tackle any obstacles blocking the road to my dreams. I was ready to take on the world. I was unstoppable. Bygones were bygones. The future, however uncertain it might be, awaited me."
Author: Teodor Flonta
48. "When I started my filmmaking journey 17 years ago, I honestly didn't know what a documentary film was."
Author: Tony Kaye
49. "I was 17 years old when I was killed by a vampire"-Ruby Kennedy from My Handsome Vampire."
Author: Vianka Van Bokkem
50. "At the time my dog had a fungus on her chest that wouldn't heal and resisted treatment. I made an ointment with our product and it cleared up in two days. She lived to 17 years."
Author: William Standish Knowles

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