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1. "My mum is an artist and very into creative expression and freedom."
Author: Abbie Cornish
2. "An atheist may, of course, also feel clean after taking a bath and dirty without one, but the mikveh ritual, associating outer hygiene with the recovery of a particular kind of inner purity, like so many other symbolic practices promoted by religions, manages to use a physical activity to support a spiritual lesson."
Author: Alain De Botton
3. "....Antik dönemde filozoflar,insanin mutlu olabilmesi için hangi maddi kosullarin gerekli hangilerinin gereksiz oldugu konusunda atesli tartismalar girmislerdir.Örnegin Epikür, insana yalnizca yemek ve barinagin yeterli oldugunu iddia ediyor, felsefeyle akil yürüten akilci insanlarin pahali evlerden ve mükellef yemeklerden kolayca vazgeçebileceklerini söylüyordu.Ancak ayni konuya yüzlerce yil sonra yeniden deginen Adam Smith,Uluslarin Zenginligi adli eserinde, modern ve maddiyatçi toplumlarda, insanlarin, fiziksel yasamin devamliligi açisindan hiç de gereksinimleri olmayan sayisiz seyle çevrili oldugunu,ancak pratik hayatta gereksiz gibi görünen birçok seyin,toplumun gözünde "gereksinimler" kategorisinde yer aldigini anlatiyordu.Bu "gereksinimler" olmadan hiç kimse, toplum içinde sayildigini hissedemiyor ve onlara sahip olmadan psikolojik açidan rahata eremiyordu."
Author: Alain De Botton
4. "We are like ignorant shepherds living on a site where great civilizations once flourished. The shepherds play with the fragments that pop up to the surface, having no notion of the beautiful structures of which they were once a part."
Author: Allan Bloom
5. "Solange and all her irritating brothers could get themselves kiled without me. I deserved to be part of their clandestine plans. I'd earned it. And I was sure they'd need a human touch at some point. And if they asked Hunter to help instead of me, I'd stake every last one of them myself.Mom says jealousy is unattractive.So's a broken nose.I'm just saying."
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
6. "But in Potsdam people come up and say'—he puts on a small sorry voice—‘"You were right. Capitalism is even worse than you told us it would be. In the GDR you could go out alone at night as a woman! You could leave your apartment door open!"' You didn't need to, I think, they could see inside anyway."
Author: Anna Funder
7. "When he was a young man he prayed constantly for chastity; but years later he realized that while his lips had been saying 'Oh Lord, make me chaste,' his heart had been secretly adding, 'But please don't do it just yet."
Author: C.S. Lewis
8. "Will is… difficult," Jem said. "But family is difficult. If I didn't think the Institute was the best place for you, Tessa, I wouldn't say it was. And one can build one's own family. I know you feel inhuman, and as if you were set apart, away from life and love, but…" His voice cracked a little, the first time Tessa had heard him sound unsure. He cleared his throat. "I promise you, the right man won't care."
Author: Cassandra Clare
9. "Crear arte significa estar terriblemente solo para siempre."
Author: Charles Bukowski
10. "Fiction in general holds little interest for me. Novels, in particular, arouse more suspicion than intrigue. It truly baffles me that any practitioner of make-believe should (especially in this day and age) feel the need to produce anything so gratuitous. The fact that certain examples of this fare can approach the length of your average dictionary seems inherently absurd."
Author: Dan Garfat Pratt
11. "Shiroyama's heart stops. The earth's pulse beats against his ear. An inch away is a go clamshell stone, perfect and smooth … … a black butterfly lands on the white stone, and unfolds its wings."
Author: David Mitchell
12. "The corn is planted first, followed by beans, then squash between the rows.They are called the Three Sisters. They sustain each other, the earth, and us. But the Big Ones do not know that. They do not care for the earth, and its children, properly."
Author: Elizabeth Haydon
13. "I actually feel that the different kinds of stories come out of different parts of my brain."
Author: Elizabeth Moon
14. "When the horrors of anarchy force us to set up laws that forbid us to fight and torture one another for sport, we still snatch at every excuse for declaring individuals outside the protection of law and torturing them to our hearts content."
Author: George Bernard Shaw
15. "But the vicar of St. Botolph's had certainly escaped the slightest tincture of the Pharisee, and by dint of admitting to himself that he was too much as other men were, he had become remarkably unlike them in this - that he could excuse others for thinking slightly of him, and could judge impartially of their conduct even when it told against him. [from Middlemarch, a quote my mother thinks describes the kind of man my father was]"
Author: George Eliot
16. "In truth, he had always considered the sight of men eating croissants slightly ridiculous, especially at the beginning, when for the first bite they had to maneuver the point of the crescent into their mouths. No matter what a person did, he ended up with an asymmetrical mouthful of pastry, which he then had to relocate with his tongue to a more central location. This made him look less purposive than he might. Also, croissants were more apt than other breakfast foods to spray little flakes all over one's clean dark suit. Art himself had accordingly never ordered a croissant in any working situation, and he believed that attention to this sort of detail was how it was that he had not lost his job like so many of his colleagues."
Author: Gish Jen
17. "Our every action has consequences. Thoughts have consequences. Since actions start from thoughts I guess I can say technically that thoughts in general have consequences. In our thoughts we make dreams. So if I think I can do it, then my actions will be "I CAN" and I am able to do it. So the result or the consequence will be "I did it!"."
Author: Happy Positivity
18. "Blind people are just like seeing people in the dark. The loss of sight does not impair the qualities of mind and heart."
Author: Helen Keller
19. "Isn't it sad that you can tell people that the ozone layer is being depleted, the forests are being cut down, the deserts are advancing steadily, that the greenhouse effect will raise the sea level 200 feet, that overpopulation is choking us, that pollution is killing us, that nuclear war may destroy us - and they yawn and settle back for a comfortable nap. But tell them that the Martians are landing, and they scream and run."
Author: Isaac Asimov
20. "Kitten,Letting go of someone who owns your heart is hard.Sometimes holding on to that person is even harder. Iknow I'm not the easiest person to love, but you are.I'ts not that I can't live without you; it's that I don't want to. There's a difference. We all make choices in life and I choose you.My heart belongs to you. And I'm not asking for it back, even if you don't want it anymore. I'm just asking for the chance to have yours again. I promise I'll be more careful with it this time.Love Always,Jack"
Author: J. Sterling
21. "Isn't it only through laughter that we become one with the gods and thus can endure life and can overcome all the horror and waste and suffering here on earth? …Isn't it only through laughter we can stay human?"
Author: James Clavell
22. "Misfortune and Fortune are eerily similar, but Fortune is a better dresser and more fun at parties."
Author: Janette Rallison
23. "I was heartbroken at the end of that, because I thought that was going to be it for me. Somehow I had worked my way into this movie and it had exposed me to people and I had a chance to be an actor, which I loved, but I didn't think it was ever going to happen again."
Author: Jason Schwartzman
24. "I just did a part in 'Sin City 2.' I got to do a scene with Ray Liotta. Amazing man, extraordinary gentleman who was just so kind to me... I'm so excited about that; I think it's gonna be very cool."
Author: Juno Temple
25. "The woman who ran my last foster home didn't think it was safe,so we had to stay inside and watch some Charlie Brown cartoon three times.I've never liked beagles to this day."
Author: Kiersten White
26. "The lower caste people were killed as part of a conspiracy to dismiss my party's government."
Author: Lalu Prasad Yadav
27. "I will bathe in your warmth ma petite. Roll you around me until my heart beats only for you. My breath will grow warm from your kiss."
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
28. "A man in a topiary maze cannot judge of the twistings and turnings, and which avenue might lead him to the heart; while one who stands above, on some pleasant prospect, looking down upon the labyrinth, is reduced to watching the bewildered circumnavigations of the tiny victim through obvious coils - as the gods, perhaps, looked down on besieged and blood-sprayed Troy from the safety of their couches, and thought mortals weak and foolish while they themselves reclined in comfort, and had only to snap to call Ganymade to theeir side with nectar decanted.So I, now, with the vantage of my years, am sensible of my foolishness, my blindness, as a child. I cannot think of my blunders without a shriveling of the inward parts - not merely the disiccation attendant on shame, but also the aggravation of remorse that I did not demand explanation, that I did not sooner take my mother by the hand, and-I do not know what I regret. I sit with my pen, and cannot find an end to that sentence."
Author: M.T. Anderson
29. "But I have one want which I have never yet been able to satisfy; and the absence of the object of which I now feel as a most severe evil. I have no friend, Margaret: when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success, there will be none to participate my joy; if I am assailed by disappointment, no one will endeavour to sustain me in dejection. I shall commit my thoughts to paper, it is true; but that is a poor medium for the communication of feeling. I desire the company of a man who could sympathise with me; whose eyes would reply to mine. You may deem me romantic, my dear sister, but I bitterly feel the want of a friend. I have no one near me, gentle yet courageous, possessed of a cultivated as well as of a capacious mind, whose tastes are like my own, to approve or amend my plans. How would such a friend repair the faults of your poor brother!"
Author: Mary Shelley
30. "And I want you nowI want you nowI'll feel my heart implodeAnd I'm breaking outEscaping nowFeeling my faith erode"
Author: Muse
31. "Life's a party. So smile and eat shit and pretend it's fucking caviar."
Author: Nenia Campbell
32. "Our love was bornoutside the walls,in the wind,in the night,in the earth,and that's why the clay and the flower,the mud and the rootsknow your name."
Author: Pablo Neruda
33. "All I can tell you really is if you get to the point where someone is telling you that you are not great or not good enough, just follow your heart and don't let anybody crush your dream."
Author: Patti LaBelle
34. "It was a wrong number that started it, the telephone ringing three times in the dead of night, and the voice on the other end asking for someone he was not."
Author: Paul Auster
35. "Surrender your forces and give yourselves and your troops the opportunity to be a part of Iraq's future and not a part of Iraq's past."
Author: Peter Pace
36. "My high-school coach Tony Reginelli was kind of famous for 'Reggie-isms,' kind of like 'Yogi-isms.' He always said if you want to be a good quarterback, when sprinting left you want to be amphibious and throw left-handed. I told him, 'You mean ambidextrous, coach?'"
Author: Peyton Manning
37. "The Sun would have wasted its life but for the evolution of life on earth. The one who gives should be grateful to the one who receives."
Author: R.N. Prasher
38. "While you can fill every heart as your own full of laughter loud as gold and passion quick as silver."
Author: Ryan Adams
39. "Why do I let you do this to me?" Adam panted against his face, damp and warm, and heartbeat racing in his chest. "How do you ruin me like this?"
Author: Santino Hassell
40. "It's particularly important for a young woman to be in control of her image - to a certain extent. I mean, there's only so much you can do, because people take photos with you and then all of a sudden they pop up all over the place, they're completely out of context and you have no control over how they're used."
Author: Sarah Gadon
41. "I have a more direct avenue to expression as an artist than I ever would as a politician."
Author: Serj Tankian
42. "Art is original. Marcel Duchamp was an artist when he pioneered Dadaism and installed a urinal in a museum.The second person to install a urinal wasn't an artist, he was a plumber."
Author: Seth Godin
43. "Peaceful heart, peaceful mind."
Author: Sharon Rose Summers
44. "Maintaining a safe distance, she practiced extreme caution as they headed further and further away from the center of the city. She tried to act casual when passing people on the street while simultaneously keeping an eye on the elusive John Smith. That part wasn't hard of course because most of the people headed in their direction moved submissively to the other side as her mysterious new neighbor passed. Choking down a feeling of dread, she wondered if she'd be smart to do the same and head back to the apartment. Against her better judgment, Evangeline pushed on."
Author: Shawn Kirsten Maravel
45. "Billings pulled a roll from a compartment in his cargo pants leg. We gawked at him in disbelief. He shrugged. "What? You never know when you're going to need duct tape."
Author: Shelly Crane
46. "See what happens when you have sex with a guy and blow him off? It never ends well to break a guy's heart."
Author: Stephanie Rowe
47. "Life was a wheel, its only job was to turn, and it always came back to where it had started."
Author: Stephen King
48. "The road, Hwel felt, had to go somewhere. This geographical fiction has been the death of many people. Roads don't necessarily have to go anywhere, they just have to have somewhere to start."
Author: Terry Pratchett
49. "I know in a way I never knew before that there is nowhere for me to go, nothing for me to do, and no one for me to know. The voice in my head keeps reciting these old principles of mine. The voice is his voice, and the voice is also my voice. And there are other voices, voices I have never heard before, voices that seem to be either dead or dying in a great moonlit darkness. More than ever, some sort of new arrangement seems in order, some dramatic and unknown arrangement -- anything to find release from this heartbreaking sadness I suffer every minute of the day (and night), this killing sadness that feels as if it will never leave me no matter where I go or what I do or whom I may ever know."
Author: Thomas Ligotti
50. "But if I had to choose a single destination where I'd be held captive for the rest of my time in New York, I'd choose the Metropolitan Museum of Art."
Author: Tim Gunn

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