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1. "Unicorns, dragons, witches may be creatures conjured up in dreams, but on the page their needs, joys, anguishes, and redemptions should be just as true as those of Madame Bovary or Martin Chuzzlewit."
Author: Alberto Manguel
2. "It is a bad year for kings," said Gondy, shaking his head; "look at England, madame.""Yes; but fortunately we have no Oliver Cromwell in France," replied the Queen."Who knows?" said Gondy; "such men are like thunderbolts—one recognized them only when they have struck."
Author: Alexandre Dumas
3. "If our children were to grow up truthful they much be taught by those who had a regard for truth; and not just a casual regard, a delicate regard. On this point we were adamant."
Author: Amy Carmichael
4. "Because, you see, you only need one friend for a party. One is enough. Two is enough. Anything is enough.'~pg 107; Adam on friendship"
Author: Ann M. Martin
5. "I am puffed clay, blown up and set down. That I fall like Adam is not surprising: I plunge, waft, arc, pour, and dive. The surprise is how good the wind feels on my face as I fall. And the other surprise is that I ever rise at all"
Author: Annie Dillard
6. "To Adam Paradise was home. To the good among his descendants home is paradise."
Author: Augustus Hare
7. "The great correspondent of the seventeenth century Madame de Sevigne counseled, "Take chocolate in order that even the most tireome company seem acceptable to you," which is also sound advice today!"
Author: Barrie Kerper
8. "Stélnikov, que dejaba atrás la infancia, aspiraba a todo lo que fuese noble y elevado, consideraba la vida como un inmenso campo cerrado donde los hombres, respetando honradamente las reglas, competían en alcanzar la perfección.Cuando se dio cuenta de que no era así, no pensó que se había equivocado por haber juzgado de un modo demasiadamente esquemático la ordenación del mundo. Encerrado dentro de sí, durante mucho tiempo, lo que consideraba una ofensa, comenzó a acariciar la idea de erigirse en juez un día entre la vida y el oscuro elemento que la deforma, de asumir su defensa y vengarla.La desilución le hizo más cruel. La revolución le proporcionó las armas."
Author: Boris Pasternak
9. "The first gift that Adam and Eve received was agency: ‘Thou mayest choose for thyself, for it is given unto thee' (Moses 3:17). You have that same agency. Use it wisely to deny acting on any impure impulse or unholy temptation that may come into your mind. Just do not go there, and if you are already there, come back out of it. ‘Deny yourselves of all ungodliness' (Moroni 10:32)."
Author: Boyd K. Packer
10. "Even the poorest House can be rich in loyalty. Allegiance that must be purchased by bribes or wages is hollow and flawed, and could break at the worst possible moment. Allegiance that comes from the heart, though, is stronger than adamantium and more valuable than purest melange."
Author: Brian Herbert
11. "— Faites entrer le voyou en costard-cravate, s'il vous plaît.— L'avocat ou le banquier, madame ? demanda-t-il avec un sourire narquois.Je haussai les yeux au ciel.— Le banquier."
Author: Cassandra O'Donnell
12. "These dogs are not fighting.""Yes they are. Like the paintings we saw in the Louvre," said Lucien. "Gecko-Roman wrestling Father called it.""Ah, of course," said Pissarro, as if it had become clear. "Yes, Gecko-Roman dog wrestling. Superb! I presume you haven't shown your wrestling dogs to Madame Lessard, then."
Author: Christopher Moore
13. "The house was quiet. Silently, I walked down the stairs and passed the peacock room where I found Mr. Kadam sitting and waiting for me. He took my bag and walked with me out to the car, then he opened my door, and I slid in to the seat and buckled my seatbelt. Starting the car, he circled the stone driveway slowly. I turned to take one last look at the beautiful place that felt like home. As we started down the tree-lined road, I watched the house until the trees blocked my view.Just then, a deafening, heartrending roar shook the trees. I turned in my seat and faced the desolate road ahead."
Author: Colleen Houck
14. "I Never Knew      I never knew how bad it was;          I heard it did exist.       I was appalled at this crime          That robbed youth       Of their "special" time.      I never knew how bad it hurt; The bruises and scars aren't seen.    And why somewhere along life's                                  way, The brutality of abuse Has made                                 you pay.       I never knew how you felt;          Your self-esteem so low.        I only knew you crept away, And never let your feelings show.        I never knew what I could do;          That I could help somehow. That all you needed was a friend;          Just someone to be your pal.          But now I know that I can help;          I can make a difference, too.                        I'll stand with you;              I'll shout with you,           And the rest can't say,              "I never knew."                        Cindy M. Adams"
Author: Dave Pelzer
15. "You have overburdened your argument with ostentatious erudition."Spoken by Abigail Adams"
Author: David McCullough
16. "If you like, you can all think of it as my gift to you. I never had much else to give. You can get on and play your own lives as you like, while I just keep moving. This story of it all can be another gift. I've made an arrangement with Adam. When I've finished, which is almost now, I'm going to put the bundle of papers in the garden of the Old Fort, before I move on. Adam's going to get them and take them to his father. And if you read it and don't believe it's real, so much the better. It will make another safeguard against Them.But you wouldn't believe how lonely you get."
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
17. "Who is pure in heart? Only those who have surrendered their hearts completely to Jesus that he may reign in them alone. Only those whose hearts are undefiled by their own evil--and by their own virtues too. The pure in heart have a child-like simplicity like Adam before the fall, innocent alike of good and evil: their hearts are not ruled by their conscience, but by the will of Jesus."
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
18. "I mean to say, really, I am near to developing a neurosis - is there anyone around who doesn't want to study or kill me?"Floote raised a tentative hand."Ah, yes, thank you, Floote.""There is also Mrs Tunstell, madam," he offered hopefully, is if Ivy were some kind of consolation prize."I notice you don't mention my fair-weather husband.""I suspect, at this moment, madam, he probably wants to kill you."Alexia couldn't help smiling. "Good point."
Author: Gail Carriger
19. "My first impulse is not to grab her or to kiss her or yell at her. I simply want to touch her cheek, still flush from the night's performance. I want to cut the space that seperates us, measured in feet--- not miles, not continents, not years--- and to take a callused finger to her face... But I can't touch her. This is a privilege that's been revoked" Adam Wilde"
Author: Gayle Forman
20. "He renunciado desde hace tiempo a todas mis direcciones y paticipaciones industriales para comprarme la cosa más cara -en sentido económico y moral- del mundo: la libertad.Un lujo que no está al alcance hoy, ni siquiera de un simple millonario. Supongo que soy uno de los cinco o seis hombres apróximadamente libres que viven en la tierra."
Author: Giovanni Papini
21. "En el pasillo de madera, justo al lado del contador del gas, la abuela dijo: SÉ QUE VOLVERÁS. No retuve esa frase en la memoria deliberadamente. Me la llevé al campo de trabajo sin darme cuenta. No tenía ni idea de que me acompañaba. Pero una frase así es libre. Ella actuó en mi interior más que todos los libros que me llevé. SÉ QUE VOLVERÁS se convirtió en cómplice de la pala del corazón y en adversario del ángel del hambre. Yo, que he regresado, puedo decirlo: Una frase así te mantiene con vida."
Author: Herta Müller
22. "Ruhunda sükunete kavusmak isteyen insanlar inanmali ve iman etmelidir, ama hakikatin pesindeki insanlar iç huzurundan feragat edip yasamlarini bu sorgulamaya adamak zorundadirlar."
Author: Irvin D. Yalom
23. "I missed a fight tonight," he said. "Adam called. I didn't go. ""Why?" I said, turning to face him."I wanted to make sure you got home."
Author: Jamie McGuire
24. "The hormones also made me more emotional. I found myself snapping at Chad and Jeff for blasting The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin on TV. I also was more prone to isolation, vegging out in my room, listening to Janet Jackson's The Velvet Rope on loop while reading heavy heroine novels like Madame Bovary, Anna Karenina, A Room with a View, and The Age of Innocence."
Author: Janet Mock
25. "...I stopped trying to figure out American juries around the same time Adam Sandler movies started raking in millions at the box office--people just don't act predictably."
Author: Jodi Picoult
26. "The camera would miss it all. A magnificent picture is never worth a thousand perfect words. Ansel Adams can be a great artist, but he can never be Shakespeare. His tools are too literal."
Author: John Dunning
27. "By his disobedience of God's law, before man had exercised his power to bring children into the earth, not only Adam lost everything for himself, but his children were born as sinners, imperfect, and without the right to live."
Author: Joseph Franklin Rutherford
28. "She glowered at him. 'For your information, in the past week, I have been, oh let's see, nearly raped,kidnapped, tied to a bedpost, forced to cough my voice into nothingness-""That was your own fault.""Not to mention the fact that I embarked upon a life of crime by breaking and entering into my formerhome, was nearly trapped by my odious guardian-""Don't forget your sprained ankle," he supplied."Ooooohhhh! I could kill you!" Another bar of soap flew by his head, grazing his ear."Madam, you are certainly doing an able job of trying.""And now!" she fairly yelled. "And now, as if all of that weren't undignified enough, I am forced to livefor a week in a bloody bathroom!"
Author: Julia Quinn
29. "The other day upon the stair, I saw a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today; how I wish he'd go away!"~Gabrielle O'Callaghan towards Adam Black"
Author: Karen Marie Moning
30. "Maybe from as early as when you're five or six, there's been a whisper going at the back of your head, saying: "One day, maybe not so long from now, you'll get to know how it feels." So you're waiting, even if you don't quite know it, waiting for the moment when you realise that you really are different to them; that there are people out there, like Madame, who don't hate you or wish you any harm, but who nevertheless shudder at the very thought of you – of how you were brought into this world and why – and who dread the idea of your hand brushing against theirs. The first time you glimpse yourself through the eyes of a person like that, it's a cold moment. It's like walking past a mirror you've walked past every day of your life, and suddenly it shows you something else, something troubling and strange."
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
31. "Then he reached up and tore my shirtfront open. "Not much to see, is there?" I said, struggling to talk with a crushed windpipe. "I know, I know, they can fix things like that these days. Call me a feminist, but I think a woman's worth should be defined not by the size of her bust, but - " I rammed my fist up into his Adam's apple. He grunted and stumbled back. "- by the strength of her right hook."
Author: Kelley Armstrong
32. "Aren widened his stance, his eyes locked on his twin's. "So help me, Adam, I don't want to hurt you, but if you threaten her one more time I will. That's a promise." - Hunter's Moon"
Author: Lisa Kessler
33. "Men are the inferior sex. Adam was made first, and the first effort is always the simpler and cruder one, non? With the second, one refines."
Author: Loretta Chase
34. "She knew her duty inside and out. The prosperity of the cash drawer brought happiness to husband and wife. Not that Madame Puta was bad looking, not at all, she could even, like so many others, have been rather pretty, but she was so careful, so distrustful that she stopped short of beauty just as she stopped short of life—her hair was a little too well dressed, her smile a little too facile and sudden, and her gestures a bit too abrupt or too furtive. You racked your brains trying to figure out what was too calculated about her and why you always felt uneasy when she came near you. This instinctive revulsion that shopkeepers inspire in anyone who goes near them who knows what's what, is one of the few consolations for being as down at heel as people who don't sell anything to anybody tend to be."
Author: Louis Ferdinand Céline
35. "The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved."
Author: Matthew Henry
36. "¿Tienes idea de cómo es crecer en un lugar donde todo el mundo está esperando a ver qué dices, sólo para poder estar de acuerdo contigo? [...] Es extremadamente aburrido. Nunca nadie te desafía o expresa una opinión diferente. Nunca nada te cuesta esfuerzo. Nacer para ser un "alfa" es eso: nacer para mandar. Para que todo el mundo se calle cuando tú hablas, baje la cabeza y obedezca. Todo es tan fácil, y tan aburrido, que al cabo de un tiempo llegas a odiarlo. -- Nikolai Valinchenko"
Author: Melisa S. Ramonda
37. "Thanks to economists, all of us, from the days of Adam Smith and before right down to the present, tariffs are perhaps one tenth of one percent lower than they otherwise would have been. … And because of our efforts, we have earned our salaries ten-thousand fold."
Author: Milton Friedman
38. "I might have to rethink this business about fire and suicide. Besides, I may as well admit it: I don't really feel like dying, I want to be able to see Madame Michel and Kakuro again, and his unpredictable little great-niece Yoko, and ask them for help. Of course I'm not going to show up saying, please, help me, I'm a little girl who is suicidal. But I feel like letting other people be good for me--after all, I'm just an unhappy little girl who, just when things are at their worst, has been lucky enough to meet some good people."
Author: Muriel Barbery
39. "Elena bile Basmelek Raphael'in hayranlik uyandirmak için yaratildigi gerçegine karsi koyamazdi. Adam adeta tapilmak için yaratilmisti. sy.35"
Author: Nalini Singh
40. "Soy un gato, un ser extremadamente sensible a los más sutiles cambios en la mente o el alma del mundo. Y, naturalmente, necesito dormir más que el resto."
Author: Natsume Sōseki
41. "Kelly looked at the cop, then sighed. "What a cluster. I take it you haven't been killing young women and leaving their half-eaten bodies in the desert?"Adam was ticked. I could tell it even if he was looking like a reasonably calm businessman. Adam's temper was the reason he wasn't one of Bran's werewolf poster boys. When angered, he often gave in to impulses he wouldn't otherwise have given in to."Sorry to disappoint you," Adam told Kelly in silky tones. "But I prefer rabbits. Humans taste like pork." And then he smiled. Kelly took an involuntary step backward.Tony gave Adam a sharp look. "Let's not make things worse, if we can help it, gentlemen."
Author: Patricia Briggs
42. "You must realize...that the men of the Valley have built their houses and brought up their families without help from others, without a word from the Government. Their lives have been ordered from birth by the Bible. From it they took their instructions. They had no other guidance, and no other law. If it has produced hypocrites and pharisees, the fault is in the human race. We are not all angels. Our fathers upheld good conduct and rightful dealing by strictness, but it is in Man Adam to be slippery, and many are as slimy as the adder. The wonder is to me that the men of the Valley are as they are, and not barbarians at all.I was sorry for Meillyn Lewis, too. But that session of the deacons was helpful as a preventative. It was cruel, but it is more cruel to allow misconduct to flourish without check."
Author: Richard Llewellyn
43. "I planned my whole future around Adam," she said now, quietly. "And now I have nothing." "No," I told her, "now you just don't have Adam. There's a big difference, Lissa. You just can't see it yet."
Author: Sarah Dessen
44. "We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked, and dejected with a lost opportunity. The tide in the affairs of men does not remain at flood—it ebbs. We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is adamant to every plea and rushes on. Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words, "Too late."   Martin Luther King, Jr. Beyond Vietnam – A Time to Break Silence New York City, April 4, 1967"
Author: Steven Pressfield
45. "Sound doesn't carry as well through gills. You have to use a different level of your vocal chords." I point to the spot just above his Adam's apple. "Higher."He just stares at me, looking confused——but breathing like he was born to it."Pretend you're talking like a girl."No way, he mouths, shaking his head.Stupid male ego."
Author: Tera Lynn Childs
46. "...with every new manoeuvre, the light was growing dimmer--fading by numbers as well as strength--and the sound could no longer be heard, but only the pulse of it--seen going out in the darkness--losing its edges--caving in at its centre--webbing, now, as if a spider was spinning against the rain--until the last few strands of brightness fell--and were extinguished--silenced and removed from life and from all that lives forever.And the bell tolled--but the ark, as ever, was adamant. Its shape had taken on a voice. And the voice said: no."
Author: Timothy Findley
47. "Sometimes on flat boring afternoons, he'd squatted on the curb of St. Deval Street and daydreamed silent pearly snowclouds into sifting coldly through the boughs of the dry, dirty trees. Snow falling in August and silvering the glassy pavement, the ghostly flakes icing his hair, coating rooftops, changing the grimy old neighborhood into a hushed frozen white wasteland uninhabited except for himself and a menagerie of wonder-beasts: albino antelopes, and ivory-breasted snowbirds; and occasionally there were humans, such fantastic folk as Mr Mystery, the vaudeville hypnotist, and Lucky Rogers, the movie star, and Madame Veronica, who read fortunes in a Vieux Carré tearoom."
Author: Truman Capote
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Author: Victor Pelevin
49. "Old Madame du Deffand and her friends talked for fifty years without stopping. And of it all, what remains? Perhaps three witty sayings. So that we are at liberty to suppose either that nothing was said, or that nothing witty was said, or that the fraction of three witty sayings lasted eighteen thousand two hundred and fifty nights, which does not leave a liberal allowance of wit for any one of them."
Author: Virginia Woolf
50. "Moje myslenie wiecznie niegotowe na to, co ma myslec, moje opowiadanie wiecznie niegotowe na to, co ma opowiadac, nie jestem gotowy na te opowiesc. Ten ciagly lek przed rozstrzygnieciem, przed dzialaniem, przed zyciem sprawia, ze zyjac, udaje zycie, zyje obok siebie, wyobrazajac sobie tylko jak kiedys, w przyszlosci, bede zyl zyciem prawdziwym, bede opowiadal zgrabnie skrojone historie, bede znajdowal wlasciwe slowa i tonacje. I tak od lat sledze siebie samego z ubocza, z ukrycia, widzac, ze ten prawdziwy ja, ja, którym chcialbym byc, jest zawsze o kilka kroków przede mna. Widze go znikajacego za kolejnym zakretem, kiedy sam dopadam tego zakretu, spostrzegam go zanurzajacego sie w czelusc jakiejs bramy, potem zamykajacego za soba drzwi. A ja stoje z zadyszka na schodach, zmeczony pogonia, z zadyszka od tego ciaglego pospiechu, stoje tak, oddychajac ciezko i znów zostaje w tyle, z zadyszka. Ja nie jestem, mnie nie ma, ja dopiero bede."
Author: Wit Szostak

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Knowledge can last, principles can last, habits can last; but feelings come and go... But, of course, ceasing to be "in love" need not mean ceasing to love. Love in this second sense — love as distinct from "being in love" — is not merely a feeling. It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit; reinforced by (in Christian marriage) the grace which both partners ask, and receive, from God... "Being in love" first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise. It is on this love that the engine of marriage is run: being in love was the explosion that started it."
Author: C.S. Lewis

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