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1. "For Astrid, no matter what challenges they go through, they are going to face each other. It's hard for a daughter to accept that her mother is that selfish and that terrible."
Author: Alison Lohman
2. "Well, if you weren't flirting with him"-his voice had now grown a little plaintive-"who was he, and what did you want with him anyway?""If you are so determined to bore me, I may just have to go home." Astrid sighed carelessly, "What a shame, when I am wearing such a pretty dress."
Author: Anna Godbersen
3. "Companions are we, enlivened by a mighty gallop quickly sliding a harsh straw basket of sea foam gathered astride the tide."
Author: Bradley Chicho
4. "But there's a little guy who sits astride my brain with a whip, and if I'm away from the machine for more than a couple of hours during the day, this little guy's lashing away."
Author: Brian Lumley
5. "The dark prince sat astride his black steed, his sable cape flowing behind him. A golden circlet bound his blond locks, his handsome face was cold with the rage of battle, and..."And his arm looked like an eggplant," Clary muttered to herself in exasperation."
Author: Cassandra Clare
6. "You're a real firecracker, Astrid, aren't you?" Firecracker is what people in certain social circles say when what they really mean is asshole."
Author: David Iserson
7. "Six decades ago, as Mao's Communists seized power, the question in Washington was, 'Who lost China?' Now, as his capitalist descendants stand astride the world stage and Washington worries about decline, it seems to be, 'Who lost America?'"
Author: Eric Liu
8. "Iran is a country of 80 million people, educated and dynamic. It sits astride a crucial part of the world. It cannot be sanctioned and pressed down forever. It is the last great civilization to sit outside the global order."
Author: Fareed Zakaria
9. "There is a man blocking our way. Sitting astride a tractor with a big scooping bucket on the front, he yells at us for being on his property. We explain the boats, and he says we can't tie up there, that this is his restaurant. We say there's no room anywhere, that the Coast Guard won't let us leave, that they'll shoot at us if we do. He tells us we better go fucking home and get our guns. He tells us we're at war."
Author: Hugh Howey
10. "Who am I? I am who I say I am and tomorrow someone else entirely. You are too nostalgic, you want memory to secure you, console you. The past is a bore. What matters is only oneself and what one creates from what one has learned. Imagination uses what it needs and discards the rest— where you want to erect a museum. Don't hoard the past, Astrid. Don't cherish anything. Burn it. The artist is the phoenix who burns to emerge."
Author: Janet Fitch
11. "Astrid," Linda called, her feet tucked under herself on the flower-print couch. "If you had a choice between two weeks in Paris France, all expenses paid, or a car —""Shitty Buick," Debby interjected."What's wrong with a Buick?" Marvel said."—which would you take?" Linda picked something out of the corner of her eye with a long press-on nail.I brought their drinks, suppressing the desire to limp theatrically, the deformed servant, and fit all the glasses into hands without spilling. They couldn't be serious. Paris? My Paris? Elegant fruit shops and filterless Gitanes, dark woolen coats, the Bois de Boulogne? "Take the car," I said. "Definitely."
Author: Janet Fitch
12. "Doll-less, invisible friend-less, finally more comfortable in fear than in gladness, Astrid began to live in her head. Or rather inside a small tunnel - a hole - in her head, through which she watched everything gaily depart. She nodded this head and pretended to listen. 'Bye-bye,' she would hear from within."
Author: Kate Bernheimer
13. "I'm sorry?" I shouted over the noise from the snowmobile Max was sitting astridde."Climb on!" he shouted back and I stared at the snowmobile."Can't we walk?" I asked loudly."No.""Drive?""No."I took a step back. "Maybe...""Duchess, get...the fuck...on."
Author: Kristen Ashley
14. "Honesty is never seen sitting astride the fence."
Author: Lemuel K. Washburn
15. "I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse's good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment."
Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
16. "Sam had a DVD in his hand. He said, "Yesterday I sent Edilio to the power plant to get two things. First, a cache of automatic weapons from the guardhouse. "Machine guns?" "Yeah. Not just for us to have, but to make sure the other side doesn't get them." "Now we have an arms race," Astrid said. Her tone seemed to irritate Sam. "You want me to leave them for Caine?" "I wasn't criticizing, just... you know. Ninth graders with machine guns; it's hard to make that a happy story." Sam relented. He even grinned. "Yeah. The phrase 'ninth graders with machine guns' isn't exactly followed by 'have a nice day'."
Author: Michael Grant
17. "Sam could not help but be pleased. "So. Astrid needs me."Brianna rolled her eyes. "Yeah, Sam, you're still necessary. You're like a god to us mere mortals. We can't live without you. Later we're going to build you a temple. Satisfied?"
Author: Michael Grant
18. "Quinn sat back down. He leaned forward, elbows on knees. "Man, don't you remember taking tests in school? Multiple choice: A, B, C, D, or E, all of the above. "Yeah?" "Dude, sometimes the answer is 'all of the above.' This places needs you. And it needs Astrid. And it needs Sam. It's all of the above, Albert."
Author: Michael Grant
19. "He didn't mind if she hated him. They were never going to be a cute romantic couple like Sam and Astrid. Clean-cut, righteous, all that. The perfect couple. He and Diana were the imperfect couple."
Author: Michael Grant
20. "I came up with myself. FAYZ. Spelled F-A-Y-Z. It stands for Fallout Alley Youth Zone. Fallout Alley, and nothing but kids." Howard laughed his mean laugh. "Don't worry, Astrid, it's just a FAYZ. Get it? Just a FAYZ."
Author: Michael Grant
21. "No, I'm not a jerk, Astrid. You know what I am? I'm the guy getting people killed," Sam said quietly. Then, "My head is exploding from it. I can't get my brain around it. I can't do this. I can't be that guy, Astrid, I'm a kid..."
Author: Michael Grant
22. "Numbers still gave Astrid pleasure. That was the great thing about numbers: it required no faith to believe that two plus two equaled four. And math never, ever condemned you for your thoughts and desires."
Author: Michael Grant
23. "You are obvious, boy. You are difficult to miss. If you came to me in company with a purple lion, a green elephant, and a scarlet unicorn astride which was the King of England in his Royal Robes, I do believe that it is you and you alone that people would stare at, dismissing the others as minor irrelevancies."
Author: Neil Gaiman
24. "I want to be the girl Zhara once was. Hellbeast Maybe I am, already. I go to Astrid's drawer. I take: her knife. In the siding of the drawer, I notice her scrawl carved into the wood. She wrote: To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. —Isaiah 42:7 Amen, sister. Someone should pay for their sins."
Author: Rachel Cohn
25. "You haven't lost Iraki, you know. I don't know if it helps to say that. I lost a friend once myself, and I know how it goes.'He'll find his way inside you, and you'll carry him onward. Behind your heartbeat, you'll hear another one, faint and out of step. People will say you are speaking his opinions, or your hair has turned like his.'There are no more facts about him, that part is over. Now is the time for essential things. You'll see visions of him wherever you go. You'll see his eyes so moist, his intentions so blinding, you'll think he is more alive than you. You will look around and wonder if it was you who died.'Gradually you'll grow older than him, and love him as your son. 'In the future, you'll live astride the line separating life from death. You'll become experienced in the wisdom of grief. You won't wait until people die to grieve for them. You'll give them their grief while they are still alive, for then judgement falls away, and there remains only the miracle of being.'"
Author: Rana Dasgupta
26. "The King's tool. I see.' An oppression settle over me. My brief glimpse of blue skies arching over yellow roads and me travelling down them astride Sooty suddenly vanished. I thought of the hounds in their kennels instead, or of the hawk, hooded and strapped, that rode on the King's wrist and was loosed only to do the King's will."
Author: Robin Hobb
27. "Astride of a grave and a difficult birth.Down in the hole, lingeringly, the grave digger puts on the forceps.We have time to grow old.The air is full of our cries.But habit is a great deadener.At me too someone is looking, of me too someone is saying, He is sleeping, he knows nothing.Let him sleep on."
Author: Samuel Beckett
28. "Was I sleeping, while the others suffered? Am I sleeping now? Tomorrow, when I wake, or think I do, what shall I say of today? That with Estragon my friend, at this place, until the fall of night, I waited for Godot? That Pozzo passed, with his carrier, and that he spoke to us? Probably. But in all that what truth will there be? He'll know nothing. He'll tell me about the blows he received and I'll give him a carrot. (pause) Astride of a grave and a difficult birth. Down in the hole, lingeringly, the grave digger puts on the forceps. We have time to grow old. The air is full of our cries. But habit is a great deadener. At me too someone is looking, of me too someone is saying, He is sleeping, he knows nothing, let him sleep on. (Pause.) I can't go on! (Pause.) What have I said?"
Author: Samuel Beckett
29. "So the Juárez/El Paso area before the recent drug violence was not a bilingual, bi-national, bicultural Zion, but it was one world. One entity. One place. One city where you could live in between worlds, and have the hope of creating something new. A third way to be, not along the border, but on the border.That is what the violence has destroyed, that unity, however tenuous it ever was. It has destroyed the idea of that unity and the reality of living so uniquely astride an international border. This ‘real idea' was always a work-in-progress, and for the moment it is lost. Yet that real idea of unity had great value."
Author: Sergio Troncoso
30. "What's going on? (Astrid)Not much. Some invincible asshole is trying to kill me. (Zarek)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
31. "You know–my flower, I am responsible for her. She doesn't even have four thorns to protect herself from harm.' (Zarek)Why do you love that book so? (Astrid)Because I want to hear the bells when I look up at the sky. I want to laugh, but I don't know how. (Zarek)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
32. "Tell me of a happy memory, Zarek. One thing in your life that was good. (Astrid)You. (Zarek)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
33. "So, you got QVC? (Simi)Afraid not, sweetie. (Astrid)You got Soap Net? (Zarek shook his head.) You got any TV? (Simi)Sorry. (Zarek)Are you kidding? You boring people. A demon needs her cable. Akri done tricked me. He didn't tell me I'd have to go without cable. (Simi)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
34. "Princess, you could never be that. You are unique to me. (Zarek)Am I your rose? (Astrid)Yes, you are my rose. There is only one of you in all the millions of planets and stars. (Zarek)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
35. "Why you in a dark hole, Astrid? Did you fall? (Simi)We're hiding Simi. (Astrid)Hiding? From what? (Simi)Thanatos. (Astrid)Pfft. Why you hiding from that loser? He wouldn't even make good barbecue. Barely take the edge off my peckishness. Hmmm…How come there's no food here? (Simi)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
36. "I have a flamthrower. (Zarek)You have a what? (Astrid)It pays to be prepared. (Zarek)Well. Those are nice for toasting marshmallows, but they'll only make Thanatos mad. Regular fire won't hurt him. I have this really neat gelatinous goo that comes out with my fire and it squirts my victims so that it don't come off. Wanna see it? (Simi)No! (Zarek/Astrid)No? I don't like that word. (Simi)We love you, Simi. We're just scared of your goo. (Astrid)Oh, that I understand. Okay, you can live. (Simi)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
37. "You could have said ‘Excuse me.' (Zarek)I'm not talking to you. (Astrid)Love you, too, babe. (Zarek)You really are an animal, aren't you? (Astrid)Woof, woof. (Zarek)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
38. "Wake up, Astrid. Your psychotic criminal is playing with knives. (Sasha)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
39. "If Sasha's threatened, Astrid's upset. If Astrid's upset, I'm going to kill whatever's upsetting her until she's happy again. (Zarek)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
40. "I live to tear demons apart. Bring the bastards on. (Sin)Agreed…bring on the rain. The one thing I learned from Astrid is that life isn't about finding shelter in a storm. It's about learning to dance in the rain. I don't care what I kill as long as I get bloody while doing it. (Zarek)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
41. "Menoeceus wants his father. (Astrid)Bob is crying because he wants his mother to stop calling him that crap-ass name. It's all right, Bob. Daddy's got you now. I'm saving you from Mommy's bad naming taste. I'd be crying, too, if my mom named me after an idiot. (Zarek)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
42. "Stars aren't supposed to cry. They're supposed to laugh. (Zarek)How can I laugh when I have no heart? (Astrid)You have a heart. (He placed her hand over his.) One that only beats for you, princess. (Zarek)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
43. "My friend died. (Astrid)Died how? (Zarek)Mmm, he had parvo. (Astrid)Isn't that a dog's disease? (Zarek)Yes. It was tragic. (Astrid)Hey! I resent that. (Sasha)Behave or I will give you parvo. (Astrid)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
44. "No, Simi. No food. (Astrid)‘No, Simi. No food.' You sound like akri. ‘Don't eat that, Simi, you'll cause an ecological disaster.' What is an ecological disaster, that's what I want to know? Akri says it's me on hunger binge, but I don't think that's quite right, but that's all he'll say about it. (Simi)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
45. "Some things just are, Zarek. They don't have to make sense. (Astrid)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
46. "Astrid or Aphrodite, she is my Circe. only instead of turning a man into an animal, she has made the animal human--Zarek"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
47. "My brother betrayed me and our people. If I were as cold as I'd like to be, his hide would be on the floor so everyone could walk on him. Unfortunately, my other brothers were a little disturbed by that so we compromised with the wall.""Understood," Ash said. "Where's the rest of the pack?""In the back.We're staying out of it. We don't like to kill our own."Zarek snorted at that."Unless it's your brother."Dante approached Zarek and the two of them had a mutual sneer-off."Law of the jungle.The betrayee gets to eat the betrayer."Zarek gave him a droll stare."Law of my jungle. Kill them all and let Hades sort them out."Dante actually laughed at that. "I like this one, Ash. He understands us.""Gee, Z," Ash said jokingly. "I think you may have found a new friend after all. That should make Astrid happy."
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
48. "What are you? (Zarek)I'm a nymph. (Astrid)I hope you just left an important syllable off that word, princess. (Zarek)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
49. "On an evening in the latter part of May a middle-aged man was walking homeward from Shaston to the village of Marlott, in the adjoining Vale of Blakemore, or Blackmoor. The pair of legs that carried him were rickety, and there was a bias in his gait which inclined him somewhat to the left of a straight line. He occasionally gave a smart nod, as if in confirmation of some opinion, though he was not thinking of anything in particular. An empty egg-basket was slung upon his arm, the nap of his hat was ruffled, a patch being quite worn away at its brim where his thumb came in taking it off. Presently he was met by an elderly parson astride on a gray mare, who, as he rode, hummed a wandering tune."
Author: Thomas Hardy
50. "She pulled back. A knot of hot anger burned. "You said you wanted all of me." She started to slide off his lap. His hand shot out and grasped her wrist. "Still do," he rumbled. "Said I wouldn't kiss you until you asked. You haven't asked." Anger quickly gave way to a fiery burst of gratification. "I'm not asking." She moved back to sit astride him. "I'm telling you. Kiss me." "Damn right I will," he growled, and then he cupped the back of her neck with one broad, callused hand, urging her close."
Author: Zoe Archer

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