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1. "Time made apologies and absolution unnecessary. Time didn't really heal, it just made bad memories distant so that the brain couldn't recapture the lost pain"
Author: Amulya Malladi
2. "Romeo gritted his teeth and let the wind hit his face. Believe it, he told himself. Life with this woman will be without apologies."
Author: Barry Gifford
3. "My book is extremely graphic. I make no apologies for it. But it is graphic only because I told the truth about what the Ripper did to his victims."
Author: Bernard Schaffer
4. "I was wrong to insult you, and not only because you are my hosts. I am afraid that I mistook kindness for weakness. My apologies. I stand - only with your aid - profoundly corrected."
Author: Beth Fantaskey
5. "She has to live, Eliott. I owe her a lifetime of apologies.""Sometimes I think that's all we owe our parents."
Author: Bethany Griffin
6. "The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins."
Author: Bob Moawad
7. "Wow," Miranda said, "You'd better be careful Della. In the last few days, I think you've used up your vampire quota of apologies for the next ten years." "Kiss my apologetic ass!" Della snapped."
Author: C.C. Hunter
8. "Apologies, however late, were appreciated. The principle meant more than the timing"
Author: Callie Hunter
9. "I offer no apologies to those whom I may have rendered uncomfortable with my open and honest assertions. The truth is often harsh and uncomfortable to embrace."
Author: Casper Odinson Cröwell
10. "The men came to mind as mostly idle between nights of running wild or time in the pen, cooking moon and gathering around the spout, with ears chewed, fingers chopped, arms shot away, and no apologies grunted ever. The women came to mind bigger, closer, with their lonely eyes and homely yellow teeth, mouths clamped against smiles, working in the hot fields from can to can't, hands tattered rough as dry cobs, lips cracked all winter, a white dress for marrying, a black dress for burying, and Ree nodded yup. Yup."
Author: Daniel Woodrell
11. "Someday you'll have to show me how you did that," Asharak was saying. "I found the experience interesting. My horse had hysterics, however." "My apologies to your horse."
Author: David Eddings
12. "Apologies were harder for the person getting one than the person giving one."
Author: Deb Caletti
13. "I read the graffiti written on the walls of my brain. Then I use my writing to give it voice so it won't simply be "whispered in the sounds of silence." (Apologies to Paul Simon)"
Author: Dick Peterson
14. "Trapped in silence, Marco traces apologies and adorations across Celia's body with his tongue. Mutely expressing all the things he cannot speak aloud.He finds other ways to tell her, his fingers leaving faint trails of ink in their wake. He savors every sound he elicits from her.The entire room trembles as they come together.And though there are a great many fragile objects contained within it, nothing breaks."
Author: Erin Morgenstern
15. "An apology can be a wonderful thing so long as it is infrequent and from the heart. However, beware of the person who justifies bad behavior with apologies. For them it is a means to an end, and quite often at your expense."
Author: Gary Hopkins
16. "Fuck the drug war. Dropping acid was a profound turning point for me, a seminal experience. I make no apologies for it. More people should do acid. It should be sold over the counter."
Author: George Carlin
17. "I'm not good with hospitals. The endless buildings, trees dotted around like apologies, and inside, it's job functions you can't understand and that air of incomprehensible busyness. Curtained-off beds and death settling like falling snow."
Author: Harry Bingham
18. "Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets."
Author: Henry A. Kissinger
19. "Politics bores you?" Bronsen said.Julien smiled. "It does. Apologies, sir, and it is not that I haven't tried to be fascinated. But careful and meticulous research has suggested the hypothesis that all politicians are liars, fools, and tricksters, and I have as yet come across no evidence to the contrary. They can do great damage, and rarely any good. It is the job of the sensible man to try and protect civilization from their depradations."
Author: Iain Pears
20. "Even now, we make no apologies for the choice we made. The sacrifices we made were selfless. The options we offered were patriotic while the paths we chose were well thought out."
Author: Ibrahim Babangida
21. "A great book is a homing deviceFor navigating paradise.A good book somehow makes you careAbout the comfort of a chair.A bad book owes to many treesA forest of apologies."
Author: J. Patrick Lewis
22. "Apologies are a dime a dozen. I don't need an apology. What I need is sincerity."
Author: J.R. Richardson
23. "Dedicated to: you.I got you wrong in the beginning and you have my apologies.It's just so like you that you stepped in anyway, and saved not only him, but also me in this endeavour."
Author: J.R. Ward
24. "Jesus, You ceased the waging war between myself,I am a sinner; confusions parched the rivers of my beliefs,Yet I came to you, kneeling, with broken vows and promises,And my knees convey all of my solemn apologies."
Author: Jelord Klinn Cabresos
25. "Regrets and apologies are all very well, but there's things that happen in a person's life that are so scorched in the memory and burned into the heart that there's no forgetting them. They're like brands."
Author: John Boyne
26. "And I know I'm supposed to feel guilty for wanting people to buy my books... and books in general? Novels and poetry, they belong to the realm of art. How dirty of us to try to hawk art! But, after a decade of hand-wringing and apologies, I can't quite muster the guilt anymore."
Author: Julianna Baggott
27. "I've crossed paths since with men like him. I wish I could say differently. But I have. And what I have learned is that you dig a little and you find they're all the same, give or take. Some are more polished, granted. They may come with a little bit of charm-- Or a lot -- and that can fool you. But really they're all unhappy little boys sloshing around in their own rage. They feel wronged. They haven't been given their due. No one loved them enough. Of course they expect you to love them. They want to be held, rocked, reassured. But it's a mistake to give it to them. They can't accept it. They can't accept the very thing they're needing. They end up hating you for it. And it never ends because they can't hate you enough. It never ends-- the misery, the apologies, the promises, the reneging, the wretchedness of it all. My first husband was like that."
Author: Khaled Hosseini
28. "I make no apologies for the fact that I have a religious life of my own. I'm speaking as a Christian because I'm speaking as myself."
Author: Krista Tippett
29. "No more apologies! So we're poor! All right, we're poor! This is America! And America is one place in this sorry world where people Shouldn't have to apologize for being poor. The question in America should be, 'Is this guy a good citizen? Is he honest? Does he pull his own weight?"
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
30. "…and suddenly I love you beyond all measure is not just words but a heart, a soul bursting open, a stripping raw of all pretense. It is Sully, it is Gabriel, it is his tears on my face, his body in mine, our minds seamless. It is hopes and dreams and failures. It is apologies and a prayer for redemption. It is heaven and damnation. All that I am is yours pales beside it.It is everything. It is love."
Author: Linnea Sinclair
31. "And apologies, once postponed, become harder and harder to make, and finally impossible."
Author: Margaret Mitchell
32. "She technically apologized yesterday, but it was one of those married-people apologies, more of a tactical move than anything else, a way of moving on with things."
Author: Matthew Norman
33. "It was a trap after all," Alric said. He turned to Royce. "My apologies for doubting your sound paranoia."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
34. "One thing I don't needis any more apologiesi got sorry greetin me at my front dooryou can keep yrsi don't know what to do wit emthey don't open doorsor bring the sun backthey don't make me happyor get a mornin paperdidn't nobody stop usin my tears to wash carscuz a sorry."
Author: Ntozake Shange
35. "Apologies are not pass/fail."
Author: Randy Pausch
36. "Proper apologies have three parts:1) What I did was wrong.2) I feel badly that I hurt you.3) How do I make this better?"
Author: Randy Pausch
37. "We as Democrats have no apologies to make to anyone."
Author: Richard J. Daley
38. "It depressed him to consider how much energy he had wasted, over the years, in the self-denying posture of apology. From now on, whatever else his life might hold, there would be no more apologies."
Author: Richard Yates
39. "I serve a higher power, Jesus Christ. I make no apologies in saying that."
Author: Rick Warren
40. "I see you are still unnerved by my presence," the Curator noted. He was still smiling. "My apologies."
Author: S.G. Night
41. "You are a woman. Skin and bones, veins and nerves, hair and sweat. You are not made of metaphors. Not apologies, not excuses."
Author: Sarah Kay
42. "If I were anyone else…your opera singer…the woman across the hall…would you have apologized?"He looked confused. "No…but you are neither of those women. You deserve better.""Better," she repeated, frustrated. "That's just my point! You and the rest of society believe that it's better for me to be set upon a pedestal of primness and propriety—which might have been fine if a decade on that pedestal hadn't simply landed me on the shelf. Perhaps unmarried young women like our sisters should be there. But what of me?" Her voice dropped as she looked down at the cards in her hands. "I'm never going to get a chance to experience life from up there. All that is up there is dust and unwanted apologies. The same cage as hers"—she indicated the woman outside—"merely a different gilt."
Author: Sarah MacLean
43. "- all apologies for getting most of your fortune buried under shit. I hope we can all still be friends.'-Locke Lamora"
Author: Scott Lynch
44. "I'm arguably the least real of all my characters, a state of affairs for which I make no apologies, being, indeed, altogether proud of the fact."
Author: Sol Luckman
45. "I shrugged. "I guess that guys who'd never do something like that have a hard time believing some other guy would," I said, but I could see her point. Awareness and apologies were fine and good, but they could come too late."
Author: Tammara Webber
46. "I smirk. There is no weird pillow talk and no pretending we're soft delicate people. No apologies, limits yes, but no shame."
Author: Tara Brown
47. "Women who work with animals hear this all the time: that their love for animals must arise out of a sublimated child-rearing urge. Ana's tired of the stereotype. She likes children just fine, but they're not the standard against which all other accomplishments should be measured. Caring for animals is worthwhile in and of itself, a vocation that need offer no apologies."
Author: Ted Chiang
48. "The traces of our life here will lie cold and still, dreaming, like the brittle eyes of dolls in an abandoned cabin, and the last men will look to them for explanations, or apologies."
Author: Tim Cahill
49. "Whoa there, Tobias," says the man to my left. "Weren't you raised a Stiff? I thought the most you people did was... graze hands or something.""Then how do you explain all the Abnegation children?" Tobias raises his eyebrows."They are brought into being by sheer force of will," the woman on the arm of the chair interjects. "Didn't you know that, Tobias?""No, I wasn't aware." He grins. "My apologies."
Author: Veronica Roth
50. "Assurance:You will never be alone, you hear so deep a sound when autumn comes. Yellowpulls across the hills and thrums, or in the silence after lightning before it says its names-and then the clouds' wide-mouthed apologies. You were aimed from birth: you will never be alone. Rain will come, a gutter filled, an Amazon, long aisles-you never heard so deep a sound, moss on rock, and years. You turn your head- that's what the silence meant: you're not alone. The whole wide world pours down."
Author: William Stafford

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So it follows that those who have reason have freedom to will or not to will, although this freedom is not equal in all of them. [...] human souls are more free when they persevere in the contemplation of the mind of God, less free when they descend to the corporeal, and even less free when they are entirely imprisoned in earthly flesh and blood."
Author: Boethius

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