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1. "Her lie was symptomatic of a certain pride she took in mocking the romantic, in being unsentimental, matter-of-fact, stoic; yet at heart she was the opposite: idealistic, dreamy, giving, and deeply attached to everything she liked verbally to dismiss as "mushy."
Author: Alain De Botton
2. "He, who had done more than any human being to draw her out of the caves of her secret, folded life, now threw her down into deeper recesses of fear and doubt. The fall was greater than she had ever known, because she had ventured so far into emotion and had abandoned herself to it."
Author: Anaïs Nin
3. "Iqbal, that great poet, was so right. The moment you recognize what is beautiful in this world, you stop being a slave. To hell with the Naxals and their guns shipped from China. If you taught every poor boy how to paint, that would be the end of the rich in India."
Author: Aravind Adiga
4. "I loved when Bush came out and said, 'We are losing the war against drugs.' You know what that implies? There's a war being fought, and the people on drugs are winning it."
Author: Bill Hicks
5. "I know nothing of being a wife, but I have learned much about the running and maintenance of an estate. It may be that you will find my manner too straightforward for your tastes, but, my lord, it is just that - my manner. Would that I die before I give up that part of me."
Author: Denise Domning
6. "I know now what a shrink might say: that I was grasping for external replacements for the internal Lost Object, and for that part of me lost with the autonomous Lost Object. That via shampoo and face scrub voodoo, I was trying to bring back being loved and loving Aura, along with everything else that, with her death had been lost and couldn't be part of me anymore."
Author: Francisco Goldman
7. "It still would be years before I understood the seriousness of my change of view. Much later, I recognized it in "Revolution," the essay of Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski, who describes the moment when a man on the edge of a crowd looks back defiantly at a policeman — and when that policeman senses a sudden refusal to accept his defining gaze — as the imperceptible moment in which rebellion is born. "All books about all revolutions begin with a chapter that describes the decay of tottering authority or the misery and sufferings of the people," Kapuscinski writes. "They should begin with a psychological chapter — one that shows how a harassed, terrified man suddenly breaks his terror, stops being afraid. This unusual process — sometimes accomplished in an instant, like a shock — demands to be illustrated. Man gets rid of fear and feel free. Without that, there would be no revolution."
Author: Gloria Steinem
8. "He never believed in fate or providence, or the future being made by someone in the sky. Instead, at every instant, a trillion trillion possible futures; the pickiness of pure chance and physical laws seemed like freedom from the scheming of a gloomy god."
Author: Ian McEwan
9. "Because infinite players prepare themselves to be surprised by the future, they play in complete openness. It is not an openness as in candor, but an openness as in vulnerability. It is not a matter of exposing one's unchanging identity, the true self that has always been, but a way of exposing one's ceaseless growth, the dynamic self that has yet to be."
Author: James P. Carse
10. "I'm just being practial. I knew someday I might have to bare my throat to you. Pete and I discussed that very possibility. As for the danger and risk taking, that's what Pete pays me to do. And you and I both know he inteneds to get his money's worth."Jasmine, I cannot-"Why not!"Because you are not food!"I stared at him for a minute; the I started to grin. I couldn't help it.Vayl"-I tried to keep my face straight- "I'm not asking you to eat me."
Author: Jennifer Rardin
11. "Hybridity keeps me from being rigid about most things. It has taught me to appreciate the contradictions in the world and in my life. I scavenge from the best."
Author: Jessica Hagedorn
12. "Must like the rest of us on the surface, he had an underlying obliging and considerate strain which barred him from being a really important member of the class. You had to be rude at least sometimes and edgy often to be credited with "personality," and without that accolade no one at Devon could be anyone. No one, with the exception of course of Phineas."
Author: John Knowles
13. "Accepting that the world is full of uncertainty and ambiguity does not and should not stop people from being pretty sure about a lot of things."
Author: Julian Baggini
14. "The long, long road over the moors and up into the forest - who trod it into being first of all? Man, a human being, the first that came here. There was no path before he came."
Author: Knut Hamsun
15. "He began saying "chugga chugga chugga" when he walked down the hall of the apartment. He was practicing being trained."
Author: Lois Lowry
16. "I'm happy with my career and I'm not going to have the trouble of being typecast."
Author: Nicholas Hoult
17. "Every single unfortunate thing that happens, including, for instance, the murder of my parents, I am responsible for. I am responsible for being the son of two people who got murdered. I didn't cause their murder. But if I'm suffering because of it, it's my karma that I have manifested in this lifetime in this particular set of circumstances."
Author: Patrick Duffy
18. "Open up, relax.See each other from the inside, not out. Self acceptance replaces self doubt.We will be who we are meant to be.You. Me.Free."
Author: Renee Rentmeester
19. "All I did was offer to kill your dog, and the next thing I know I'm being judged."
Author: Tom Upton
20. "A good girl always gets caught; a bad girl knows how to avoid being caught."
Author: Vikrant Parsai

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I'm not afraid of putting myself out there to someone and then them passing on it. At least you could have gotten a 'yes.' So it's worthwhile to have the cojones to do it."
Author: Carol Leifer

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