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1. "Absence of that knowledge has rendered us a nation of wary label-readers, oddly uneasy in our obligate relationship with the things we eat ... Our words for unhealthy contamination--"soiled" or "dirty"--suggest that if we really knew the number-one ingredient of a garden, we'd all head straight into therapy. I used to take my children's friends out to the garden to warm them up to the idea of eating vegetables, but this strategy sometimes backfired: they'd back away slowly saying, "Oh man, those things touched dirt!" Adults do the same by pretending it all comes from the clean, well-lighted grocery store. We're like petulant teenagers rejecting our mother. We know we came out of her, but ee-ew."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
2. "It would be like a cleansing diet. The problem was, the only diet I'd ever been on backfired. Once I tried to go an entire month without chocolate. Not one bite. At the end of two weeks, I broke down and binged on more chocolate that I would have eaten in three months. I hoped my chocolate-free diet didn't foreshadow what would happen if I tried to avoid Patch."
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
3. "You know what? I did a lot of things that were deliberate, and they all backfired. I was trying desperately to become Will Ferrell or Adam Sandler, and it did not work for me. I took a lot of leaps that I shouldn't have, traditionally speaking. I paid the price for that. I was not as hire-able for a while. But then I just gave all that up."
Author: Dax Shepard
4. "Turns he didn't expect. When the plan backfired, she disappeared. A shadow belonging"
Author: J.C. Reed
5. "If I've inadvertently become some sort of role model for failed comedians, then it's really backfired very badly on me."
Author: Jack Dee
6. "I mean, I didn't - I should have demanded attention of the boss maybe, or something like that that might have backfired. This I would just take as it came."
Author: James Stockdale
7. "I paused for a light at Hamilton and TWlfth and noticed the Nissan was running rough at idle. Two blocks later it backfired and stalled. I coaxed it into the center of the city. Ffft, ffft, ffft, KAPOW! Ffft, ffft, ffft, KAPOW! A Trans Am pulled up next to me at a light. The Trans Am was filled with high school kids. One of them stuck his head out of the passenger-side window. "Hey lady," he said. "Sounds like you got a fartmobile." I flipped him an Italian goodwill gesture and pulled the ball cap low on my forehead. (Three to get Deadly)"
Author: Janet Evanovich
8. "He knew this could turn out to be a very dangerous ploy if it backfired, but he also knew he had his best friend firmly on his side. If nothing else, he knew he could let her take all the blame and she'd do it. He'd owe her majorly — what else were best friends for but blackmail opportunities and owing giant favors, anyway — but she'd do it."
Author: Jean Johnson
9. "I think that President Obama is beginning to realize that a lot of his plans have backfired."
Author: Jonathan Krohn
10. "Safety is important to you. Interesting." He rubbed his chin. "Something tells me I'm not so safe.""No." She smiled, even as sadness made her chest ache. "You were the only risk I ever took. It backfired.""I'm sorry."
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
11. "Bosch had left Nigeria with his infamous Butcher Boys—assorted sizes, shapes and colors, but all killers for a price—when his scheme to take over a native village backfired. He had figured on cleaning up by selling the village girls in the Congo but found himself dodging spears, knives and related items of cutlery instead."
Author: Walter Kaylin
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