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1. "For the rest of history, for most of us, our bright promise will always fall short of being actualised; it will never earn us bountiful sums of money or beget exemplary objects or organisations....Most of us stand poised at the edge of brilliance, haunted by the knowledge of our proximity, yet still demonstrably on the wrong side of the line, our dealings with reality undermined by a range of minor yet critical psychological flaws (a little too much optimism, an unprocessed rebelliousness, a fatal impatience or sentimentality). We are like an exquisite high-speed aircraft which for lack of a tiny part is left stranded beside the runway, rendered slower than a tractor or a bicycle."
Author: Alain De Botton
2. "Then she asked me the color of my eyes. In that moment I realized that loving each other felt more dangerous-more like a rebellion-than anything else ever could."
Author: Ally Condie
3. "Creativity is as much about order against freedom; control versus rebellion; organisation against disorder as it is about straightforward imagination."
Author: Amaya Ellman
4. "It's both rebellion and conformity that attack you with success."
Author: Amy Tan
5. "But however long you may have continued in rebellion, and how ever black and long the catalog of your sins, yet if you will now turn to God by a sincere repentance, and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, you shall not be cast out."
Author: Archibald Alexander
6. "We were the rebels of the music industry so we wanted to write a rebellious song."
Author: Brian Harvey
7. "When we were kidslaying around the lawnon ourbellieswe often talkedabouthowwe'd like todieandwe allagreed on thesamething;we'd alllike to diefucking(althoughnone of ushaddone anyfucking)and nowthatwe are hardlykidsany longerwe think moreabouthownot todieandalthoughwe'rereadymost ofuswouldprefer todo italoneunder thesheetsnowthatmost ofushave fuckedour livesaway."
Author: Charles Bukowski
8. "If we don't rebel, if we're not physically in an active rebellion, then it's spiritual death."
Author: Chris Hedges
9. "Hope has a cost. Hope is not comfortable or easy. Hope requires personal risk. It is not about the right attitude. Hope is not about peace of mind. Hope is action. Hope is doing something. The more futile, the more useless, the more irrelevant and incomprehensible an act of rebellion is, the vaster and more potent hope becomes.Hope never makes sense. Hope is weak, unorganized and absurd. Hope, which is always nonviolent, exposes in its powerlessness, the lies, fraud and coercion employed by the state. Hope knows that an injustice visited on our neighbor is an injustice visited on all of us. Hope posits that people are drawn to the good by the good. This is the secret of hope's power. Hope demands for others what we demand for ourselves. Hope does not separate us from them. Hope sees in our enemy our own face."
Author: Chris Hedges
10. "If God had perceived that our greatest need was economic, he would have sent an economist. If he had perceived that our greatest need was entertainment, he would have sent us a comedian or an artist. If God had perceived that our greatest need was political stability, he would have sent us a politician. If he had perceived that our greatest need was health, he would have sent us a doctor. But he perceived that our greatest need involved our sin, our alienation from him, our profound rebellion, our death; and he sent us a Savior."
Author: D.A. Carson
11. "In this primal sense, then, evil is evil because it is rebellion against God. Evil is the failure to do what God demands or the performance of what God forbids. Not to love God with heart and soul and mind and strength is a great evil, for God has demanded it; not to love our neighbor as ourself is a great evil, for the same reason. To covet someone's house or car or wife is a great evil, for God has forbidden covetousness; to nurture bitterness and self-pity is evil, for a similar reason. The dimensions of evil are thus established by the dimensions of God; the ugliness of evil is established by the beauty of God; the filth of evil is established by the purity of God; the selfishness of evil is established by the love of God."
Author: D.A. Carson
12. "Most people throughout the world, not just inNewport Beach, care more about their faces, their boobs, their bellies, their butts, andtheir abs than they do their brains. But it is your brain that is the key to having the face,the breasts, the belly, the butt, the abs, and the overall health you have always wanted;and it is brain dysfunction, in large part, that ruins our bodies and causes prematureaging."
Author: Daniel G. Amen
13. "In fact, when we listen to the church today, at least in the West, we are often left with impression that Christianity actually has very little to do with truth. Christianity is only about feeling better about ourselves, about leaping over our difficulties, about being more satisfied, about have better relationships, about getting on with our mothers-in-law, about understanding teenage rebellion, about coping with our unreasonable bosses, about finding greater sexual satisfaction, about getting rich, about receiving our own private miracles, and much else besides. It is about everything except truth. And yet this truth, personally embodied in Christ, gives us a place to stand in order to deal with the complexities of life, such as broken relations, teenage rebellion, and job insecurities."
Author: David F. Wells
14. "Three rebellions ago, the air was fresher. The soft pasting noises of the rebel billposters remind us of Oklahoma, where everything is still the same."
Author: Donald Barthelme
15. "My interest in Sufism began when I was a college student. At the time, I was a rebellious young woman who liked to wrap several shawls of ‘-isms' around her shoulders: I was a leftist, feminist, nihilist, environmentalist, anarcho-pacifist…I wasn't interested in any religion and the difference between ‘religiosity' and ‘spirituality' was lost to me. Having spent some time of my childhood with a loving grandmother with many superstitions and beliefs, I had a sense the world was not composed of solely material things and there was more to life than I could see. But the truth is, I wasn't interested in understanding the world. I only wanted to change it."
Author: Elif Shafak
16. "Sometimes when I read about my rebellion in print it sounds a little overrated."
Author: Elisabeth Shue
17. "Some girls look to fill the emptiness with their rebellious ways and get into trouble. Other girls try hard to fill the emptiness with good things and get praise. But both girls are reaching for something we'll never find outside of God."
Author: Emily P. Freeman
18. "Say there's a white kid who lives in a nice home, goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having everything handed to him on a platter - for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me, because what that's saying is that he's living a fantasy life of rebellion."
Author: Eminem
19. "Era così bellissima vicina, le labbra appena aperte. Mi commuovono quelle di una donna, nude quando si accostano a baciare, si spogliano di tutto, dalle parole, in giù."Chiudi questi benedetti occhi di pesce""Ma non posso. Se tu vedessi quello che vedo io, non li potresti chiudere""Da dove ti spuntano questi complimenti, piccolo giovanotto?""Che complimenti ? Dico quello che vedo"."
Author: Erri De Luca
20. "...he had long decided that abundant laughter should be the embellishment of the remainder of his days."
Author: Henry James
21. "A lie is no less a lie because it is a thousand years old. Your undivided church has liked nothing better than persecuting its own members, burning them and hacking them apart when they stood by their own conscience, slashing their bellies open and feeding their guts to dogs."
Author: Hilary Mantel
22. "Yalinayakti,eteginin içine soktugu yarim kollu gömlegini giymisti.Gömlegin altindan dipdiri memeleri belli oluyordu.Genis kesilmis yakasindan omuzlari ve boynu görünüyordu.Sari esarpla bagli basindan, hem çocuksu hem de kadinsi çiplak ayaklarina kadar herseyi öyle güzeldi ki onu simdiye kadar hep süslenmis gören Mitya bu yalin güzellik karsisinda hayranlik duymaktan kendini alamadi.(Mitya'nin Aski Öyküsünden)"
Author: Ivan Bunin
23. "I recalled my real mum reading ‘Little Bo Peep' to me. At least, I think it was a memory. It could be a moment I embellished to hold on to the fact that I did have a mother, once upon a time. In my memory (real or imagined), she smelled of roses and used to tap each page with my toy magic wand before turning a page. Remembering that always made me feel safe. Today was no exception. A blanket of warmth and the scent of roses spiraled around me, invoked by the imagery."
Author: JoAnne Kenrick
24. "But you just watch, little girl. I'm goin' to show 'em. In five years they'll come crawlin' to me on their bellies. I don't know what it is, but I got a kind of feel for the big money."
Author: John Dos Passos
25. "In the relations of a weak Government and a rebellious people there comes a time when every act of the authorities exasperates the masses, and every refusal to act excites their contempt."
Author: John Reed
26. "Speaking of dust, ‘out of which we came and to which we shall return,' do you know that after we are dead our corpses are devoured by different kinds of worms according as we are fat or thin? In fat corpses one species of maggot is found, the rhizophagus, while thin corpses are patronized only by the phora. The latter is evidently the aristocrat, the fastidious gourmet which turns up its nose at a heavy meal of copious breasts and juicy at bellies. Just think, there is no perfect equality, even in the manner in which we feed the worms."
Author: Joris Karl Huysmans
27. "Tomorrow at 7, I shall be shot; but I am innocent of the crime of rebellion. I am going to die with a tranquil conscience."
Author: José Rizal
28. "A skyscraper is the incarnate rebellion against the supposedly unattainable; against the mystery of altitude, against the otherworldliness of the cerulean."
Author: Joseph Roth
29. "I'm sick of everyone thinking I'm Miss Goody Two-shoes, with my perfect grades, and days of the week panties. You know what? I have my Wednesdays on today—it's Saturday—and that's a pretty sad way of rebelling, huh?"
Author: Kendall Ryan
30. "E.B.: Vive a Parigi?N.W.: Studia matematica alla Sorbona.E.B.: Ne sarà orgogliosa.Lei sorride con un'alzata di spalle.E.B.: Mi colpisce la scelta della materia, dato che lei si occupa di letteratura.N.W.: Non so da chi abbia preso. Tutte quelle formule e teorie incomprensibili. Immagino che lei le capisca. Per quanto mi riguarda, so fare a malapena le moltiplicazioni.E.B.: Forse è il suo modo di ribellarsi. Lei di ribellione se ne intende, penso.N.W.: Sì, ma io mi ribellavo nel modo giusto. Bevevo, fumavo e avevo amanti. Chi si ribella studiando matematica?"
Author: Khaled Hosseini
31. "But if there was embellishment, it only had to do with the facts."
Author: Louise Erdrich
32. "The ship's boards were still sticky with new resin. We leaned over the railing to wave our last farewell, the sun-warm wood pressed against our bellies. The sailors heaved up the anchor, square and chalky with barnacles, and loosened the sails. Then they took their seats at the oars that fringed the boat like eyelashes, waiting for the count. The drums began to beat, and the oars lifted and fell, taking us to Troy."
Author: Madeline Miller
33. "It's sometimes said that I'm rebellious and I do things to push people's buttons, but I just like the challenge."
Author: Marc Jacobs
34. "Evil then consists not in being created but in the rebellious idolatry by which humans worship and honour elements of the natural world rather than the God who made them. The result is that the cosmos is out of joint. Instead of humans being God's wise vice-regents over creation, they ignore the creator and try to worship something less demanding, something that will give them a short-term fix of power or pleasure."
Author: N.T. Wright
35. "Kids should be naughty and go through that rebellious phase I didn't have."
Author: Naomie Harris
36. "She was still head of the Giambelli family, and they had a right to know why she believed their fatherhad been hurt.They had a right to know it fell to her blood."I've spoken with David," she began, and smiled at his children. "Before his doctor came in andforced him to rest."
Author: Nora Roberts
37. "The central government was a despotism tempered by military rebellion and assassination and replacement of one scurvy lot of ruling dynasts by another. But the high politics of the city of Rome little affected the lives of the masses or even of the provincial nobility. It was the wonderful army that provided the continuity and peace that this vast population enjoyed."
Author: Norman F. Cantor
38. "Ben de hepinizden farkli bir solucandim, kim bilir? Simdi yarisi ezilmis, yerde yattigi için belli olmuyor."
Author: Oğuz Atay
39. "Allow me a bit of philosophy here... We started tele skiing as a rebellion against rules."
Author: Paul Parker
40. "I have moved from certainty to doubt, from devotion to rebellion."
Author: Phil Donahue
41. "So one reason the science educators panic at the first sign of public rebellion is that they fear exposure of the implicit religious content in what they are teaching."
Author: Phillip E. Johnson
42. "Think it not enough, that you can bear the denial of sinful desires; but presently destroy the desires themselves. For if you let alone the desires, they may at last lay hold upon their prey, before you are aware: or if you should be guilty of nothing but the desires themselves, it is no small iniquity; being the corruption of the heart, and the rebellion and adultery of the principal faculty, which should be kept loyal and chaste to God. The crossness of thy will to the will of God, is the sum of all the evil and impiety of the soul; and the subjection and conformity of thy will to his, is the heart of the new creature, and of thy rectitude and sanctification."
Author: Richard Baxter
43. "All Renaissance drama, especially the works of Marlowe and Shakespeare, is profoundly concerned with shifting power relations within society. The individual was a new force in relation to the state. The threat of rebellion, of the overturning of established order, was forcefully brought home to the Elizabethan public by the revolt of the Earl of Essex, once the Queen's favourite. The contemporary debate questioned the relationship between individual life, the power and authority of the state, and the establishing of moral absolutes. Where mediaeval drama was largely used as a means of showing God's designs, drama in Renaissance England focuses on man, and becomes a way of exploring his weaknesses, depravities, flaws - and qualities."
Author: Ronald Carter
44. "...Obduracy can be overcome by determination. More insidious, and far harder to destroy, was women's internalizing of the notion that they were somehow inferior to men, a complementary species designed (in W.R. Greg's words) to 'complet[e], sweeten, and embellish the existence of others'. [Women] still chose to become nurses rather than doctors, secretaries rather than bosses: to be ill-paid facilitators for people no more talented nor, in many cases, better educated than themselves, but who simply happened to be men. The notion that they might be their bosses' equals penetrated only very slowly; the possibility that they might even be their superiors, though accepted in theory, has perhaps still not wholly sunk in."
Author: Ruth Brandon
45. "Freedom looks beautiful and inspiring to those who desire & seek it; but Freedom looks like rebellion to those who have become complacent in hiding."
Author: Sanjo Jendayi
46. "He looked like he always did. Jeans and a black Foo Fighters t-shirt, his hair lay over his forehead and around his ears. I pushed my hand through it."It's perfect. It's you."He grinned, shaking his head."Zeke told me to wear leather, lots of it.""And you're rebelling?" I said through a laugh."I'm telling him to subtly screw himself."
Author: Shelly Crane
47. "Successful rebellions always begin in secret."
Author: Stephen King
48. "They became desperate for an antidote, such as coziness & color. They tried to bury the obligatory white sofas under Thai-silk throw pillows of every rebellious, iridescent shade of Magenta, pink, and tropical green imaginable. But the architect returned, as he always does, like the conscience of a Calvinist, and he lectured them and hectored them and chucked the shimmering little sweet things out."
Author: Tom Wolfe
49. "Wise as she was, she realized that people can postpone their rebellious phases until they're eighty-five years old, and she decided to keep an eye on herself."
Author: Tove Jansson
50. "Try to remember some details. For the worldis filled with people who were torn from their sleepwith no one to mend the tear,and unlike wild beasts they liveeach in his lonely hiding place and they dietogether on battlefieldsand in hospitals.And the earth will swallow all of them,good and evil together, like the followers of Korah,all of them in their rebellion against death,their mouths open till the last moment,praising and cursing in a singlehowl. Try, tryto remember some details."
Author: Yehuda Amichai

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