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1. "We do matter. To believe that our lives are meaningful is the essence of faith. We are not as large, or as bright, or as eternal as the stars, but we carry humankind's message of love across the galaxy. We are the first. We are the world makers. Our nourishment is hope. Like the tender reed shaking in the wind, we will reach up to a new sun."
Author: Amy Kathleen Ryan
2. "Calvin: The more you know, the harder it is to take decisive action. Once you are informed, you start seeing complexities and shades of gray. You realize nothing is as clear as it first appears. Ultimately, knowledge is paralyzing. Being a man of action, I cannot afford to take that risk. Hobbes: You're ignorant, but at least you act on it."
Author: Bill Watterson
3. "As the stars make more and more money - one person gets $12 million, $14 million, $15 million, $20 million - everyone else is expected to work for peanuts. And that includes some extraordinary actors who are, today, working for peanuts because the production companies have decided they don't need to pay these people, and they don't."
Author: Brian Dennehy
4. "I have heard show business characterized as a refuge for childlike persons in flight from all things harsh and real."
Author: Carroll O'Connor
5. "I'm fairly certain that, at this very minute, the [Mars Polar Lander] is floating somewhere around the Neptune feeling tired and cranky and looking for a Holiday Inn.Of course, you'd have to have a heart of titanium not to feel a twinge of sadness while watching those dejected NASA scientiest waiting by the phone like the class wallflower on prom week.On the other hand, it was kind of fun to watch a bunch of men waiting by the phone and seeing how they feel when someone promises they'll call and then YOU NEVER HEAR FROM HIM AGAIN."
Author: Celia Rivenbark
6. "If you see me playing a $1/$2 no-limit on PokerStars, I'm probably experimenting with something, trying something new seeing how it works."
Author: Chris Moneymaker
7. "I demanded two weeks of rehearsal because to me as an actor, that's the most important time."
Author: Christine Lahti
8. "FAUSTUS. What, is great Mephistophilis so passionate For being deprived of the joys of heaven? Learn thou of Faustus manly fortitude, And scorn those joys thou never shalt possess. Go bear these tidings to great Lucifer: Seeing Faustus hath incurr'd eternal death By desperate thoughts against Jove's deity, Say, he surrenders up to him his soul, So he will spare him four and twenty years, Letting him live in all voluptuousness; Having thee ever to attend on me, To give me whatsoever I shall ask, To tell me whatsoever I demand, To slay mine enemies, and aid my friends, And always be obedient to my will. Go and return to mighty Lucifer, And meet me in my study at midnight, And then resolve me of thy master's mind."
Author: Christopher Marlowe
9. "I went to live in Barcelona in 1975, when I was twenty. Even before I went there, I knew more about the Spanish Civil War than I did about the Irish Civil War. I liked Barcelona, and then I grew to like a place in the Catalan Pyrenees called the Pillars, especially an area between the village of Flavors and the high mountains around it."
Author: Colm Toibin
10. "Things men have made with wakened hands, and put soft life intoare awake through years with transferred touch, and go on glowingfor long years.And for this reason, some old things are lovelywarm still with the life of forgotten men who made them."
Author: D.H. Lawrence
11. "What was it about scholarship and learning, he wondered, that seemed to wither the hearts of University men, leaving them incapable of loving anything as imperfect and fallible as an actual human being?"
Author: Ellen Kushner
12. "I enjoyed the two years I was with Clannad. I enjoyed touring. We toured a lot in Europe."
Author: Enya
13. "Where we would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright. That was where we could go."
Author: Ernest Hemingway
14. "In the 1990s, we were certain that Saddam Hussein had a nuclear arsenal. In fact, his factories could barely make soap."
Author: Fareed Zakaria
15. "My generation had the best years. We missed the Second World War and caught the outburst of rock 'n' roll."
Author: Georgie Fame
16. "One of my colleagues is convinced that having a wide range of types to choose from is a complete waste of time. He swears by two typefaces: Gill (1928) and Frutiger (1975), which he uses for road signs (among other things). (...) [U]ntil 1975, the year in which Adrian Frutiger's eponymous typeface came onto the market, my colleague could only have made half of his selection. It seems to me that this proves the case for continuing to design new typefaces."
Author: Gerard Unger
17. "Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the 'creative bug' is just a wee voice telling you, 'I'd like my crayons back, please."
Author: Hugh MacLeod
18. "Years ago the public used to hound me but now I can go shopping in peace."
Author: Irene Dunne
19. "Envy, my son, wears herself away, and droops like a lamb under the influence of the evil eye."
Author: Jacopo Sannazaro
20. "On savings: A dollar here, a dollar there. Over time, it adds up to two dollars."
Author: Jarod Kintz
21. "Como lector y espectador que soy, he aprendido a desconfiar del mientras. Aunque lea un libro en vilo o esté encantado durante la visión de una película, ya no juzgo hasta el día siguiente a haberlos terminado. Las más de las veces, lo confieso -es difícil sustraerse a la educación o a la programación de la sociedad en que uno vive-, al día siguiente no dedico ni una evocación ni un pensamiento a aquello que disfruté en el mientras, y descubro que se me ha disipado hasta su atmósfera. De tarde en tarde, en cambio, me doy cuenta de que la música, la pintura, la novela o la película me llaman aún y me rondan, que mi cabeza no es capaz de zafarse de ese mundo en el que estuve inmerso con la involuntaria previsión de salir de él al instante, en cuanto cerrase el volumen o abandonara el museo o el cine."
Author: Javier Marías
22. "He loves the sparkling fountains and their cascades and says the strangest things as he watches them.they look like stars breaking.Or, They look like Mama's diamonds.Or, They look like all the souls in heaven."
Author: Jennifer Donnelly
23. "Ma, quando andavo ad allenarmi, passavo per le strade correndo e nessuno poteva immaginare il mondo di parole che portavo con me. Correre è stare assolutamente soli. Lo so da sempre: nella solitudine mi è impossibile sfuggire a me stesso. Subito dopo i primi passi intorno a me si innalzano mura nere. inoffensivo, il mondo si allontana. Mentre corro, rimango fermo dentro di me, e aspetto. Sono finalmente alla mia mercé. All'inizio, avevo tredici anni e correvo perché avevo trovato il silenzio di una pace che ritenevo non appartenermi. Non sapevo ancora che era soltanto il riflesso della mia stessa pace. poi, quando la vita si complicò, era troppo tardi per riuscire a fermarsi. Correre faceva parte di me come il mio nome. Fu allora che imparai a correre contro le parole dentro di me, nello stesso modo in cui imparai a correre contro il vento."
Author: José Luís Peixoto
24. "And there had to be a dagger thrust in the heart of the left to tell them that you are no longer gonna give five years for a Smith Act prosecution or one year for Contempt of Court, but we're gonna kill ya!"
Author: Julius Rosenberg
25. "Why? is the boy's motto, why does, why is, why not? Food, weather, time, fires, sea and season, clothes and cars and people; it's all grist to the mill of why."
Author: Keri Hulme
26. "Ben understood at last that money was one big dragon, with a billion dollars for a head, and a penny on the tip of its tail. It had as many voices as there were men and women, and it captured all who were fools enough to listen to it all the time."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
27. "My husband and I oddly have worked together a couple of times. We did a 'Veronica Mars' episode together. We didn't work together, but we were both in 'Ghost World.' We had a theater company in L.A., for a bunch of years. So, we've worked together a fair amount, and it's always just great fun."
Author: Lauren Bowles
28. "But, like all metaphoric wars, the copyright wars are not actual conflicts of survival. Or at least, they are not conflicts for survival of a people or a society, even if they are wars of survival for certain businesses or, more accurately, business models. Thus we must keep i mind the other values or objectives that might also be affected by this war. We must make sure this war doesn't cost more than it is worth. We must be sure it is winnable, or winnable at a price we're willing to pay."
Author: Lawrence Lessig
29. "We were all ruled by the studio system. I signed a contract for seven years."
Author: Leslie Caron
30. "Honey, the only experts in PMS are men. That's why men are so good at fighting wars; they learned Escape and Evade at home."
Author: Linda Howard
31. "I have never talked to anone about that night. Ever..' she said. 'And now when I listen to my own words, I realise that they tell a different story from the one I have carried all these years.' The old woman closed her eyes. 'I think that if we can find the words, and if we can find someone to tell them to, then perhaps we can see things differently. But I had no words, and I had nobody."
Author: Linda Olsson
32. "There is no brutality and cruelty in battles and wars; in reality only the outcome matters."
Author: M.F. Moonzajer
33. "I long believed that one was born a writer, that it was enough to allow to ripen within oneself for an appropriate number of years this precious seed, and that then one day the first book would appear, as had earlier, at the appointed hour, the first tooth. 53"
Author: Marcel Benabou
34. "The prospect of his future life stretched before him like a sentence; not a prison sentence but a long-winded sentence with a lot of unnecessary subordinate clauses, as he was soon in the habit of quipping during Happy Hour pickup time at the local campus bars and pubs. He couldn't say he was looking forward to it, this rest-of-his-life."
Author: Margaret Atwood
35. "I hate a mystery. I would have let the identity of the Commander's successor remain a secret, as I have for fifteen years, but tonight's opportunity was too tempting. With eight drunken Generals sleeping it off, I could have danced on their beds without waking them."- Valek"
Author: Maria V. Snyder
36. "Be careful if you make a women cry, because God counts her tears. The woman came out of a man's ribs. Not from his feet to be walked on, not from his head to be superior, but from his side to be equal, under the arm to be protected, and next to the heart to be loved."
Author: Matthew Henry
37. "I hate wars and violence but if they come then I don't see why we women should just wave our men a proud goodbye and then knit them balaclavas."
Author: Nancy Wake
38. "This clay, so strong of heart, of sense so fine,Surely such clay is more than half divine--'Tis only fools speak evil of the clay,The very stars are made of clay like mine."
Author: Omar Khayyam
39. "American men are allotted just as many tears as American women. But because we are forbidden to shed them, we die long before women do, with our hearts exploding or our blood pressure rising or our livers eaten away by alcohol because that lake of grief inside us has no outlet. We, men, die because our faces were not watered enough."
Author: Pat Conroy
40. "Searching for alternative life on Earth might seem misconceived, because there is excellent evidence that every kind of life so far studied evolved from a common ancestor that lived billions of years ago. Yet most of the life that exists on Earth has never been properly classified."
Author: Paul Davies
41. "For the first 50 years of your life the food industry is trying to make you fat. Then, the second 50 years, the pharmaceutical industry is treating you for everything."
Author: Pierre Dukan
42. "When we think of the masterpieces that nobody praised and nobody read, back there in the past, we feel an impatient superiority to the readers of the past. If we had been there, we can't help feeling, we'd have known that Moby-Dick was a good book—-why, how could anyone help knowing?But suppose someone says to us, "Well, you're here now: what's our own Moby-Dick? What's the book that, a hundred years from now, everybody will look down on us for not having liked?" What do we say then?"
Author: Randall Jarrell
43. "Life as it proceeds reveals, cooly and dispassionately, what lies behind the mask that each man wears. It would seem that everyone possesses several faces. Some people use only one all the time, and it then, naturally, becomes soiled and wrinkled. These are the thrifty sort. Others look after their masks in the hope of passing them on to their descendants. Others again are constantly changing their faces. But all of them, when they reach old age, realise one day that the mask they are wearing is their last and that it will soon be worn out, and then, from behind the last mask, the real face appears."
Author: Sadegh Hedayat
44. "'Star Wars' is something that I've been a fan of since I was a kid - I played all the video games and I grew up reading 'Star Wars' books."
Author: Samuel Witwer
45. "Next one hundred years we are history"
Author: Tasleem Khan
46. "We all have scars, Mia; they are supposed to make you stronger, not paralyze you." ~Cole"
Author: Tina Carreiro
47. "Is it 10 years, 20, 50 before we reach that tipping point where climate change becomes irreversible? Nobody can know. There's clearly a probability distribution. We need to ensure this planet, and we need to do it quickly."
Author: Vinod Khosla
48. "Will you shed your tears for the souls of the nations?"
Author: Wendi Stranz
49. "You are not to take it, if you please, as the saying of an ignorant man, when I express my opinion that such a book as ROBINSON CRUSOE never was written, and never will be written again. I have tried that book for years—generally in combination with a pipe of tobacco—and I have found it my friend in need in all the necessities of this mortal life. When my spirits are bad—ROBINSON CRUSOE. When I want advice—ROBINSON CRUSOE. In past times when my wife plagued me; in present times when I have had a drop too much—ROBINSON CRUSOE. I have worn out six stout ROBINSON CRUSOES with hard work in my service. On my lady's last birthday she gave me a seventh. I took a drop too much on the strength of it; and ROBINSON CRUSOE put me right again. Price four shillings and sixpence, bound in blue, with a picture into the bargain. "
Author: Wilkie Collins
50. "Although I admired scholarship so much in Cleric, I was not deceived about myself; I knew that I should never be a scholar. I could never lose myself for long among impersonal things. Mental excitement was apt to send me with a rush back to my own naked land and the figures scattered upon it. While I was in the very act of yearning toward the new forms that Cleric brought up before me, my mind plunged away from me, and I suddenly found myself thinking of the places and people of my own infinitesimal past."
Author: Willa Cather

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