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1. "The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both *may* be, and one *must* be, wrong. God cannot be *for* and *against* the same thing at the same time. In the present civil war it is quite possible that God's purpose is something different from the purpose of either party - and yet the human instrumentalities, working just as they do, are of the best adaption to effect His purpose. I am almost ready to say that this is probably true - that God wills this contest, and wills that it shall not end yet. By His mere great power, on the minds of the now contestants, He could have either *saved* or *destroyed* the Union without human contest. Yet the contest began, And, having begun He could give the final victory to either side any day. Yet the contest proceeds."
Author: Abraham Lincoln
2. "Those other moments that I've been re-retuning to seem to fade a bit every time I go to them. It's kind of like reading the same book over and over. You keep trying to capture what you felt when you first read it, but the feelings just aren't ever as…magical."
Author: Amy Huntley
3. "... the slight nausea he was feeling must be somewhat neat what God was feeling every minute of every day. If indeed He felt anything. He was, after all, a divine being, and it was entirely conceivable that divinity was incompatible with emotion. If not, then the Maestro sincerely pitied God, for hte history of mankind was nothing more than a long tale of tears. (From "Juliet" thought by The Maestro. Chapter 5)"
Author: Ann Fortier
4. "En degersiz gurur, milli gururdur. Bu, onunla gurur duyandaki bireysel özelliklerin yoksunlugunu ele verir. Çünkü insan neden milyonlarca insanlarla paylastigi bir özellige tutunma geregi duyabilir ki baska türlü? Dikkate deger kisisel niteliklere sahip olan, sürekli göz önünde bulundurdugu ülkesinin hatalarini açikça görebilecektir. Ama dünyada gurur duyabilecek hiçbir seyi olmayan her zavalli aptal gurur duyabilmek için son çare olarak ait oldugu ülkesi ile gurur duyar."
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
5. "I'm barely human. I'm more like a creature; to me, everything gives off a scent! Thoughts, moments, feelings, movements, words left unsaid, words barely spoken; they all have a distinct sense, distinct fragrances! Both a smell and a touch! To inhale is to capture, to experience! I can perceive and I can "touch" in so many odd ways! And so I am made up of all these scents, all these feelings! An illumination of nerve endings!"
Author: C. JoyBell C.
6. "Eric Clapton is my dream guitarist."
Author: Carole King
7. "We are what we adapt to."
Author: Carter Stroud
8. "There's a beast in all of us, you know,' Jasper said.'No,' Tessa said.'Yes, a monster right inside of us all,' Jasper said.They wondered what theirs looked like. They faced each other and blinked while making faces to try to capture the phantom."
Author: Cecil Castellucci
9. "I am by nature a person suspicious of the economic machine that feeds me. And yet I am a captive of that economic machine, and my mind is structured by its lessons and demands. I consume its wealth with zest. I drive a truck, watch a color television, and write on a computer, but I cannot overcome the feeling that these objects and the industrial culture that produced them are temporary things, a kind of fat beast feeding on the bounty of the earth that will starve to death within the next century, or at least be severely diminished."
Author: Charles Bowden
10. "This is the circus of Dr. Lao.We show you things that you don't know.We tell you of places you'll never go.We've searched the world both high and lowTo capture the beasts for this marvelous showFrom mountains where maddened winds did blowTo islands where zephyrs breathed sweet and low.Oh, we've spared no pains and we've spared no dough;And we've dug at the secrets of long ago;And we've risen to Heaven and plunged Below,For we wanted to make it one hell of a show.And the things you'll see in your brains will glowLong past the time when the winter snowHas frozen the summer's furbelow.For this is the circus of Dr. Lao.And youth may come and age may go;But no more circuses like this show!"
Author: Charles Grandison Finney
11. "The Ketty Jay was staffed with drunkards and drifters, all of them running from something -- whether it be memories or enemies or the drudgery of land-bound life -- but since Yortland they'd been running in the same direction. United by that common purpose, they'd begun to turn into something resembling a crew. And Frey had begun to turn into something resembling a captain."
Author: Chris Wooding
12. "Ned waved him off and studied the map in front of him. That sense of unease remained even after Harcroft had taken himself off. In the dim light, the pencil marks seemed child's sketches, failing to capture some basic truth of reality. The numbers still didn't cast up into a proper sum in his head. Two and two came together, but they only managed to whisper dark intimations amongst themselves, hinting at the possibility of a distant four."
Author: Courtney Milan
13. "The Sun Tzu School Ping-fa Directive. Be strong and continually aware. Manage your strength and that of others. When essential, engage on your terms. Be observant, adaptive, and subtle. Do not lose control. Act decisively. Conclude quickly. Don't Fight!"
Author: David G. Jones
14. "Respect Joy. Joy is not something that happens instead of something else important; It isn't a waste of time; It is, really, what time was invented for." -David Sosnowski, Rapture. (Pg. 92)"
Author: David Sosnowski
15. "It is because baptism is a real insertion of human beings into the ascended manhood of Christ that the Church is Christ's own body, flesh of his flesh and bone of his bones."
Author: E.L. Mascall
16. "But marriage is one long sacrifice....Chapter 21, Medora Manson speaking to Newland Archer"
Author: Edith Wharton
17. "The quick, sudden terror of exploding bombs is not the same as the never-ending, bone-sapping fear of discovery and capture. It never goes away. There isn't ever any relief, never the possibility of an ‘All Clear' siren. You always feel a little bit sick inside, knowing the worst might happen at any moment."
Author: Elizabeth Wein
18. "When I was a kid, I just read and read. We were lucky enough to have gone to England and had a whole bunch of Penguin Puffins books, like The Land of Green Ginger by Noel Langley, which is hilarious. I would love to be able to write a book like that, but I don't know that I have a humorous bone in my body when it comes to writing. Once on a Time by A.A. Milne. I read a lot of old, old fantasy stuff. The Carbonelbooks by Barbara Sleigh. Then when I got a little older I loved Zilpha Keatley Snyder. I was a big fan of romance and when I got a little bit older I would read a Harlequin romance or a Georgette Heyer novel and then David Copperfield, and then another genre book and then Irving Stone's The Agony and the Ecstasy. I was that kind of reader. One book that I loved was I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. I loved voice and that book had it in spades. And then of course I grew into loving Jane Eyre."
Author: Franny Billingsley
19. "Many of the best fantastic stories begin in a leisurely way, set in commonplace surroundings, with exact, meticulous descriptions of an ordinary background, much as in a 'realistic' tale. Then a gradual - or it may be sometimes a shockingly abrupt - change becomes apparent, and the reader begins to realize that what is being described is alien to the world he is accustomed to, that something strange has crept or leapt into it. This strangeness changes the world permanently and fundamentally."
Author: Franz Rottensteiner
20. "If youth is the season of hope, it is often so only in the sense that our elders are hopeful about us; for no age is so apt as youth to think its emotions, partings, and resolves are the last of their kind. Each crisis seems final, simply because it is new."
Author: George Eliot
21. "Night was falling. Birds were singing. Birds were, it occurred to me to say, enacting a frantic celebration of day's end. They were manifesting as the earth's bright-colored nerve endings, the sun's descent urging them into activity, filling them individually with life nectar, the life nectar then being passed into the world, out of each beak, in the form of that bird's distinctive song, which was, in turn, an accident of beak shape, throat shape, breast configuration, brain chemistry: some birds blessed in voice, others cursed; some squeaking, others rapturous."
Author: George Saunders
22. "Oh, sweet emotions, gentle harmony, goodness and peace of thesoftened heart, melting bliss of the first raptures of love, where are they,where are they?"
Author: Ivan Turgenev
23. "I know he played on the last record but I don't wake up in the middle of the night thinking of Eric Clapton."
Author: Jack Bruce
24. "She wanted them to go together to some hopelessly disreputable bar and to console one another in the most maudlin fashion over a lengthy succession of powerful drinks of whiskey, to compare their illnesses, to marry their invalid souls for these few hours of painful communion, and to babble with rapture that they were at last, for a little while, they were no longer alone."
Author: Jean Stafford
25. "In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion, but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better."
Author: John B. S. Haldane
26. "I was a keen sportsman, and became school captain in soccer and cricket."
Author: John E. Walker
27. "Are we rising again?" "No. On the contrary." "Are we descending?" "Worse than that, captain! we are falling!"
Author: Jules Verne
28. "Like most photographers, I try to capture a moment in my work."
Author: Julian Lennon
29. "Barrons knows virtually everything about me. I wouldn't be surprised if somewhere he has a little file that encompasses my entire life to date, with neatly mounted, acerbically captioned photos—see Mac sunbathe, see Mac paint her nails, see Mac almost die."
Author: Karen Marie Moning
30. "You can be told that reading Victor Hugo will sap your will to live, but you can't understand what that means until you've read a few chapters and your eyes have glazed over and someone has to revive you with a defibrillator."
Author: Kevin Hearne
31. "The light beyond my eyes flashflashflashes with a hundred futures for me. Doctor. Ship's captain. Forest ranger. Librarian. Beloved of that man or that women or those children or those people who voted for me or who painted my picture. Poet. Acrobat. Engineer. Friend. Guardian. Avenging whirlwind. A million futures--not all pretty, not all long, but all of them mine. I do have a choice" - p. 271"
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
32. "All stories are about wolves. All worth repeating, that is. Anything else is sentimental drivel.All of them?Sure, he says. Think about it. There's escaping from the wolves, fighting the wolves, capturing the wolves, taming the wolves. Being thrown to the wolves, or throwing others to the wolves so the wolves will eat them instead of you. Running with the wolf pack. Turning into a wolf. Best of all, turning into the head wolf. No other decent stories exist."
Author: Margaret Atwood
33. "Good librarians are natural intelligence operatives. They possess all of the skills and characteristics required for that work: curiosity, wide-ranging knowledge, good memories, organization and analytical aptitude, and discretion."
Author: Marilyn Johnson
34. "Desire I think has less to do with possession than with participation, the will to involve oneself in the body of the world, in the principle of things expressing itself in splendid specificity, a handful of images: a lover's irreplaceable body, the roil and shimmer of the sea overshot with sunlight, a handful of cherries, the texture and weight of a word. The word that seems most apt is partake… We can say we partake of something but we may just as accurately say we take part in something' we are implicated in another being, which is always the beginning of wisdom, isn't it- that involvement which enlarges us, which engages the heart, which takes out of the routine limitations of self?"
Author: Mark Doty
35. "My humble...I don't drink...''A shame! What about a game of dice, then? Or do have some other favourite game? Dominoes? Cards?'I don't play games,' the already weary barman responded.'Altogether bad,' the host concluded. 'As you will, but there's something noce nice hidden in men who avoid wine, games, the society of charming women, table talk. Such people are either gravely ill or secretly hate everybody around them. True, there may be exceptions. Among persons sitting down with me at the banqueting table, there have been on occasion some extraordinary scoundrels! Chapter 18"
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
36. "Cînd ne atinge într-un fel sau altul direct, moartea arata ceea ce este de fapt: un scandal. Atunci, în sfîrsit, ne dam seama ca nu exista moarte normala, nici macar cînd omul îsi da sufletul cu un suspin la o vîrsta respectabila, si ca mortile revol¬tatoare nu se mai ascund în haine de calugarita, venita, chipurile, de la Dumnezeu, ci topaie nerusinate, silindu-ne sa întoarcem privirea. Sînt vinovat oare ca n-am avut taria sa ma uit? Nu din pudoare n-am facut-o, ci dintr-o neputinta împotriva careia n-am fost în stare sa lupt. Cel mai important lucru mi se parea atunci sa nu mai simt nimic, sa ma cufund într-o nesimtire salva¬toare si am facut asta cu o spaima pe care n-am încercat s-o combat, era inutil."
Author: Octavian Paler
37. "Bir silgi gibi tükendim benBaskalarinin yaptiklarini silmeye çalistimMürekkeple yazmislar oysa..Ben kursunkalem silgisiydimAzaldigimla kaldim.."
Author: Oğuz Atay
38. "Time having transformed his own body into a storehouse for man-made contraptions designed to fend off collapse... there was only our bodies, born to live and die on terms decided by the bodies that had lived and died before us."
Author: Philip Roth
39. "The desert adapts. The people adapt. Live. Die. Struggle. Suffer. Create. The people in the real world beyond Demesne's ring are not all manufactured perfection. They deal."
Author: Rachel Cohn
40. "The most thoroughly and relentlessly damned, banned, excluded, condemned, forbidden, ostracized, ignored, suppressed, repressed, robbed, brutalized and defamed of all 'Damned Things' is the individual human being. The social engineers, statisticians, psychologists, sociologists, market researchers, landlords, bureaucrats, captains of industry, bankers, governors, commissars, kings and presidents are perpetually forcing this 'Damned Thing' into carefully prepared blueprints and perpetually irritated that the 'Damned Thing' will not fit into the slot assigned it. The theologians call it a sinner and try to reform it. The governor calls it a criminal and tries to punish it. The psychologist calls it a neurotic and tries to cure it. Still, the 'Damned Thing' will not fit into their slots."
Author: Robert Anton Wilson
41. "What manner of people they were only books and other people could tell... and the tale was a long and gory one dating from the dim, conjectural dawn of history. But being human they were as apt to change as mother nature to remain constant."
Author: Robert Edison Fulton Jr.
42. "I have seen nothing and nothing but death and destruction. Creation yes, but more death than birth. Mankind has learned nothing from their forefathers…their ancestors. It is true what they say, history does repeat itself, Delacroix and those after history are left to make history but how can they make history when history has already been made? - Damion Nicodemeus; Chapter 1: Christian's Training"
Author: S.C. Parris
43. "Istanbul'dan ayrilmak istemiyoruz fakat senede kaç defa kütüphaneye gideriz? üç bes cadde ile bir o kadar da kahveden baska ne biliriz? fikir hayati, fikir hayati diyoruz... en kabadayimiz bile gevezelikten baska ne konusuyor? kahve münakasalariyla zihnimizi inkisaf ettirdigimizi sanmakla pek akillica bir is yaptigimiza kani degilim... bizi buraya asil baglayan bir aliskanliktir... biz burada maksatsiz yasamayi ve bos beyinle dolasmayi tatli bir mesgale haline getirmek yolunu kesfetmisiz... hepimizi istanbul'a baglayan sadece bu... burada insan, kafasini zerre kadar isletmeden mütefekkir bir kimse olduguna inanmak ve buna baskalarini da inandirmak imkanina malik... bu sehrin ve buradaki muhitlerin dayanilmaz cazibesi iste bundan ibaret!..."
Author: Sabahattin Ali
44. "They didn't have novels back then. (Tory)History says they didn't have books, yet what's this thing in my hand? It's square, bound paper that's been written on. Looks like a book to me. (Acheron)Thank you, Captain Sarcasm. How nice of you to join us again. (Tory)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
45. "Ji išejo nieko nepaaiškinusi. Todel negalima atleisti savižudžiams. Jie išeina nepalike jokios žinutes, jokio sumauto raštelio, išeina visiems laikams, o mums tenka tik graužtis, kad mes del to kalti. Net jeigu paliktu šimtus rašteliu, tai nieko nekeistu. Visokie valkatos mums rašo raštelius, bet mes žinom, kad tai ne tie rašteliai, kuriu mums reikia, kurie mus paguostu. Slapta viliames, bet negalim saves apgauti. Žinom, kad tai visiška kvailyste, vis tiek graužiames. Kadangi niekad nesužinosim tiesos. Visi pasiaiškinimai, visi pasiteisinimai bus tiktai musu paciu noras kaip nors nusimesti atsakomybes našta."
Author: Sigitas Parulskis
46. "I just can really adapt to any kind of environment."
Author: Stacy Keibler
47. "Lady Anne Bishop, he was coming to realize to his growing delight, was far more complex than he'd anticipated. Each moment the plans he'd worked out to win her needed to be modified and adapted as he learned something new about her."
Author: Suzanne Enoch
48. "No one can become really educated without having pursued some study in which he took no interest- for it is a part of education to learn to interest ourselves in subjects for which we have no aptitude."
Author: T.S. Eliot
49. "An author needs a lot more than one person to succumb to his literary seductive charms, but, like Saul, he must realize that he doesn't have to--and indeed cannot--capture the hearts of every possible reader out there. No matter who the writer, his ideal intended audience is only a small faction of all the living readers. Name the most widely read authors you can think of--from Shakespeare, Austen, and Dickens to Robert Waller, Stephen King, and J.K. Rowling--and the immense majority of book-buyers out there actively decline to read them."
Author: Thomas McCormack
50. "Books whose topics I thoroughy depsise are accapteble because they often force the reader to think and to examine his own beliefs. In an age where most people are either blindly obedient or radical, exposing oneself to the ideas contained in even the most controversial of books is a good thing."
Author: Tiffini Johnson

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My father's family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip."
Author: Charles Dickens

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