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1. "It's a spirit that was given me and the relationships and meeting all these great people, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong; through Max I met a lot of people too. My first album was with Benny Carter."
Author: Abbey Lincoln
2. "I started off playing the clarinet, after I was inspired by listening to my dad's Benny Goodman records."
Author: Alvin Lee
3. "Fern has Ugly Girl Syndrome." Bailey said, out of the blue. "Also known as UGS … She grew up thinking she was ugly. She doesn't realize that she shed the ugly a long time ago. She's beautiful now. And she's just as pretty on the inside, which is a side benny of UGS."
Author: Amy Harmon
4. "How're the cats?" he asked, smiling a little. He did miss Angel Marie. Hell, he missed them all."Feral," Benny sniffed. "And horny. Every time one of us walks in, they all start humping our shoes.""They're fixed," Shane mumbled, but the conversation was oddly reassuring. It sounded normal, and like home."Tell that to the big fuzzy brown one….""Orlando Bloom?""Yeah, whatever. Last time I was there that damned animal violated my knitting."Shane lost a battle with a laugh and then whined because it hurt his ribs. "Violated?"[...]"Let's just say that wool is no longer virgin," she quipped dryly, and Shane's chest shook."
Author: Amy Lane
5. "It was the same smile he used in bed with Crick--the gentle, sweet smile that made him look young and a little vulnerable. Crick turned the picture around, and Benny had written, I asked him to think of you."
Author: Amy Lane
6. "Leif gripped Benny's shoulders to hold him back, but he broke free and chased the truck, pumping his tiny arms and legs with great furry."I love you!" he called out, when he was just ten feet away. I gripped the metal bars, my throat choked with emotion."I love you!" Silas cried, as he followed.They both kept after us, sprinting wildly behind the cage. I watched their mouths moving, saying those words over and again, as the truck bounded through the woods and their small bodies disappeared, unreachable, behind the trees."
Author: Anna Carey
7. "I just want to sound different than everyone else. I don't care if it sounds bad. I just want people to be like, 'Yo, that dude Benny was different.' Even if it sounds awful, at least they can't say, 'Oh well, I've heard that before.'"
Author: Benny Blanco
8. "No, that's not it. The first time we met was at Fat Tuesday's. Benny was playing, this was, I think in 1989?"
Author: Benny Green
9. "The first handkerchief was tied to a second, yellow handkerchief. He fed both through the window and kept pulling. Attached to it was a red one. Then a green one. "Go away, you goddamn clown!" Jenny ordered. But Benny the Clown continued to pull out handkerchief after handkerchief. Five…ten…fifteen…then… That's not a handkerchief."
Author: Blake Crouch
10. "I love getting on You Tube to look at the old comics. I am in my element seeing guys like Jack Benny and Phil Silvers give interviews."
Author: Bruce Forsyth
11. "My idol was Jack Benny and he was the master of subtlety and timing."
Author: Don Knotts
12. "I have often been told that I have many of the same mannerisms as Jack Benny and certainly Bob Cummings."
Author: Dwayne Hickman
13. "Sounded like girls. Mixed feelings on that score. He didn't despise them with the same passion he used to. In fact, Benny suspected that there would come a time in the not-too-distant future when he might develop a mysterious interest in them."
Author: Eoin Colfer
14. "Benny was awake again. Happened every morning."
Author: Eoin Colfer
15. "Benny McClenahan arrived always with four girls. They were never quite the same ones in physical person but they were so identical one with another that it inevitably seemed they had been there before. I have forgotten their names — Jaqueline, I think, or else Consuela or Gloria or Judy or June, and their last names were either the melodious names of flowers and months or the sterner ones of the great American capitalists whose cousins, if pressed, they would confess themselves to be."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
16. "I'd make Jack Benny look like a philanthropist."
Author: Gilbert Gottfried
17. "Maybe I just didn't want it to be Benny because he really loves her, and if I was wrong about that, it'd be depressing. Who wants to be depressed?""Poets," Eve decided. "You have to think they must.""Okay, other than poets."
Author: J.D. Robb
18. "Hell man, I know very well you didn't come to me only to want to become a writer, and after all what do I really know about it except that you've got to stick to it with the energy of a benny addict."
Author: Jack Kerouac
19. "Travis pushed me behind him a few feet and stood tall. "I hope you know, Benny, that when I take out your men, I mean no disrespect. But I'm in love with this girl, and I can't let you hurt her."
Author: Jamie McGuire
20. "I'm going to stay the hell out of Vegas, and away from Benny…I'm going to finish school. But I need you. I need you. You're my best friend." His voice was desperate and broken, matching his expression.In the dim light I could see a tear fall from his eye, and in the next moment he reached out for me and I was in his arms, his lips on mine. He squeezed me tight against his chest as he kissed me, and then cradled my face in his hands, pressing his lips harder against my mouth, desperate to get a reaction."
Author: Jamie McGuire
21. "Mick called Benny. Passed accountability onto me.""I'm gonna kill him! I'm going to kill that sorry son-of-a-bitch!" America shouted."
Author: Jamie McGuire
22. "In Ecuador the Indian mate was too poor to buy Polaroid glasses but he saw the caudal fins of marlin long before my perfect eyes noticed anything. Benny played pool as if the cue stick emerged from his body. Not my alcohol & geometry. She was an asshole and I couldn't have loved her at gunpoint."
Author: Jim Harrison
23. "I consider you as old as you look and feel. And in that case I feel - I feel I'm about 39, like Jack Benny."
Author: Joan Collins
24. "These stories at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationary store, when almost everybody wore a hat. Here is the last of that generation of chain smokers who woke to the world in the morning with their coughing, who used to get stoned at cocktail parties and perform obsolete dance steps like 'the Cleveland Chicken,' sail for Europe on ships, who were nostalgic for love and happiness, and whose gods were as ancient as yours and mine, whoever you are."
Author: John Cheever
25. "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."
Author: John Cheever
26. "I play trumpet. And I took all the music courses in college, so I can also play the string instruments, keyboard, the brass and woodwinds - but only well enough to teach them. If you put a violin in front of me, you wouldn't say, 'My God, that guy can play.' It'd probably sound more like Jack Benny."
Author: Jon Tester
27. "Für Benny und die Schöne Frau herrschte ständig eitel Sonnenschein, und das ganz wetterunabhängig. Wären sie nicht so dermaßen zur Fahnung ausgeschrieben gewesen, hätten sie vom Fleck weg Hochzeit gefeiert. Wenn man erst mal ein reiferes Alter erreicht hat, erkennt man viel leichter, was richtig für einen ist."
Author: Jonas Jonasson
28. "Benny gave her an admiring look. He had never heard a woman swear so much in such a short time. He thought it sounded delightful."
Author: Jonas Jonasson
29. "For Benny and The Beauty, the sun was always shining whatever the weather, and if they hadn't been on the run from the law, they would probably have gotten married right away. Once you've reached a certain age, it is easier to sense when everything feels exactly right."
Author: Jonas Jonasson
30. "Nix still held Benny's hand, and her grip tightened to an almost crushing force, grinding his hand bones together. It hurt, but Benny would rather have cut that hand off than take it back at that moment. If it would help Nix through this, he'd give her a pair of pliers and a vise so she could do a proper job."
Author: Jonathan Maberry
31. "Yo! Deadheads," he yelled, waving his sword to taunt them. "Nice try, but you're messing with Benny-freaking-Imura, zombie killer. Booyah!"
Author: Jonathan Maberry
32. "Benny took a steadying breath and let it out slowly."Nix, I do understand what you're going through. I'm going through it too.""It's not the same thing," she said very quietly. An elk poked its head out from behind some sagebrush, studied them for a moment, then bent to eat berries from another bush."Then why won't you tell me what it is?"She glared at him. "Honestly, Benny, sometimes I think you don't even know who I am."With that she turned and stalked away, her spine as stiff as a board. Benny stood openmouthed until she was almost back to the tree where Chong sat with Eve."What the hell was that all about?" he asked the elk.The elk, being and elk, said nothing."
Author: Jonathan Maberry
33. "He's a ghost, not a carnival magician.-Benny Imura"
Author: Jonathan Maberry
34. "Even though Tom wasn't moving, he seemed to be a little farther away. For the first time Benny realized that there were other people in the hallways. They were indistinct, more of a sense of movement in the gray light rather than specific shapes. He thought he recognized one of them, though. "Chong?" The figure stopped moving, but he stood with his back to Benny. "Tom-is that Chong?" "Is that Chong?" Benny asked again. " he going with you?"
Author: Jonathan Maberry
35. "Benny Imura sat in the dark and spoke with monsters.It was like that every day.It had become the pattern of his life. Shadows and blood. And monsters.Everywhere.Monsters."
Author: Jonathan Maberry
36. "This one looks good," said Chong over breakfast the next morning. Benny read out loud from the paper. "‘Pit Thrower.' What's that?" "I don't know," Chong said with a mouth full of toast. "I think it has something to do with barbecuing." It didn't."
Author: Jonathan Maberry
37. "Benny Imura was appalled to learn that the Apocalypse came with homework. "Why do we have to study this stuff?" he demanded. "We already know what happened. People started turning into zoms, the zoms ate just about everyone, everyone who dies becomes a zom, so the moral of this tale is: Try not to die."
Author: Jonathan Maberry
38. "That's got to be Nix," Benny said as he pulled the door open. "Hey, sweetie..."Morgie Mitchell and Lou Chong stood on the black porch. "Um," said Chong, "hello to you, too, sugar lumps."
Author: Jonathan Maberry
39. "That,' said Benny, ‘is about as convincing an argument as the works of those historians who claim there was a fifth Teletubby."
Author: Justin Richards
40. "Then Benny muttered, "I think I'm in love. Where do you find them?"
Author: Kristen Ashley
41. "I was always a fan of the old-style comics. I loved vaudeville. I loved Milton Berle, Dick Shawn, Phyllis Diller, Don Rickles, Charlie Callas, all those guys. Hilarious. I love the Bing Crosby and Bob Hope movies, and Abbott & Costello. My television influences were 'Monty Python's Flying Circus,' 'Benny Hill,' and 'Hee Haw.'"
Author: Larry The Cable Guy
42. "Benny Goodman was one of the big influences as a clarinet player. That's why I wanted the clarinet."
Author: Lee Konitz
43. "I knew that we'd never get there. I knew this, in the same way I knew Tati would never be a teacher, and that Benny would be the end of me. Life's about confirming what we already know. About making sure."
Author: Nami Mun
44. "I could do John Wayne, Jack Benny, Jack Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and entertain my friends. But I never seriously considered it as a career choice."
Author: Phil Hartman
45. "You can call me Benny," I offer, hoping to get on her good side. The last thing I need is some crazy woman - dead or otherwise - angry at me."No," she muses. "I think I'll just call you Ford.""Why not Benny?""I'd rather keep calling you pansy, but I don't think that will go over too well with the people I work for.""The mafia?""Keep pushing me, Ford. I may kill you myself."
Author: Rebecca Harris
46. "Someone stake that bastard, please, and for the sake of the gods, dust Benny off the table by the fountain. The powder's disgusting and it's getting into the blood. (Apollite)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
47. "Christmas Eve, 1955, Benny Profane, wearing black levis, suede jacket, sneakers and big cowboy hat, happened to pass through Norfolk, Virginia. Given to sentimental impulses, he thought he'd look in on the Sailor's Grave, his old tin can's tavern on East Main Street."
Author: Thomas Pynchon
48. "It was Christmas Day and Danny the Car Wiper hit the street junksick and broke after seventy-two hours in the precinct jail. It was a clear bright day, but there was warmth in the sun. Danny shivered with an inner cold. He turned up the collar of his worn, greasy black overcoat. This beat benny wouldn't pawn for a deuce, he thought."
Author: William S. Burroughs

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