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1. "Why do you need that thing?" September asked. "None of the airports back home have them.""They do. You just can't see them right," Betsy Basilstalk said with a grin. "All customs agents have them, otherwise, why would people agree to stand in line and be peered at and inspected? We all live inside the terrible engine of authority, and it grinds and shrieks and burns so that no one will say, lines on maps are silly. Where you live, the awful machinery is smaller, harder to see. Less honest, that's all. Whereas Rupert here? He's as honest as they come. Does what it says on the box."
Author: Catherynne M. Valente
2. "Betsy waved her hands in the air as if to disperse an unpleasant perfume. "He's such a lot of bother. You're better off—theatrical folk are nothing but a bundle of monologues and anxiety headaches."
Author: Catherynne M. Valente
3. "She is…" Death turned her head, considering. "She is like a party dress I wear when I want to impress visiting dignitaries. Like your friend Betsy, I too am a Terrible Engine. I too have occasional need of awe. But between us, I think, there is no need of finery."
Author: Catherynne M. Valente
4. "Anarchism? You bet your sweet betsy. The only cure for the ills of democracy is more democracy. Much more."
Author: Edward Abbey
5. "I adore my two older sisters, Erika and Betsy."
Author: Joan Smalls
6. "I like Betsy Ross as a model, too, the quilting bee, sitting around with your friends making art, asking what they think, so that you get the benefit of everyone's opinions and so it's not just about you in your you-dom."
Author: Kiki Smith
7. "Good women are no fun... The only good woman I can recall in history was Betsy Ross. And all she ever made was a flag."
Author: Mae West
8. "Zombieland reference," Jon said, nodding."How do you know that? That's a thousand-year-old reference!" I looked at laura. "I can't think of a single movie from a thousand years ago.""Uh...Betsy...""Don't say it." You know how you don't know how stupid something is until you hear yourself say it? That happened to me a lot."
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
9. "He snarled at me. "This isn't over yet, Betsy.""Excellent," I said. "I would also have accepted 'You haven't seen the last of me' and 'You'll regret this'."
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
10. "It's nice to see you again, Laura.""Thank you, Mrs. T-""No, no, no. Please, my name is-""Mud," I suggested. "Mud Barfbag Taylor. Call her Asshat for short."~Laura, Antonia, Betsy"
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
11. "Also,I loathe it when you refer to me as dude" Eric Sinclair to Betsy"
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
12. "Betsy was so full of joy that she had to be alone. She went upstairs to her bedroom and sat down on Uncle Keith's trunk. Behind Tacy's house the sun had set. A wind had sprung up and the trees, their color dimmed, moved under a brooding sky. All the stories she had told Tacy and Tib seemed to be dancing in those trees, along with all the stories she planned to write some day and all the stories she would read at the library. Good stories. Great stories. The classics. Not Rena's novels."
Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
13. "Do you girls have hope chests?' Lloyd asked.We certainly do.' I don't,' said Betsy. 'My husband and I are going to use paper plates and napkins.'Poor Joe!'Lucky Larry!"
Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
14. "Betsy liked to talk. Her father always said she got it from her mother, and her mother always said she got it from her father. But whomever she got it from she was certainly a talker."
Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
15. "Betsy did not answer. She was a talker, her family always said, but sometimes when she most wanted to talk she couldn't say a word."
Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
16. "Well, Betsy," he said, "your mother tells me that you are going to use Uncle Keith's trunk for a desk. That's fine. You need a desk. I've often noticed how much you like to write. The way you eat up those advertising tablets from the store! I never saw anything like it. I can't understand it though. I never write anything but checks myself. ""Bob!" said Mrs. Ray. "You wrote the most wonderful letters to me before we were married. I still have them, a big bundle of them. Every time I clean house I read them over and cry.""Cry, eh?" said Mr. Ray, grinning. "In spite of what your mother says, Betsy, if you have any talent for writing, it comes from family. Her brother Keith was mighty talented, and maybe you are too. Maybe you're going to be a writer."Betsy was silent, agreeably abashed."But if you're going to be a writer," he went on, "you've got to read. Good books. Great books. The classics."
Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
17. "Julia was as happy as Betsy was, almost. One nice thing about Julia was that she rejoiced in other people's luck."
Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
18. "Betsy liked to read her stories aloud and she read them like an actress. She made her voice low and thrillingly deep. She made it shake with emotion. She laughed mockingly and sobbed wildly when the occasion required."
Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
19. "Betsy. The great war is on but I hope ours is over. Please come home. Joe."
Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
20. "Thoughts are such fleet magic things. Betsy's thoughts swept a wide arc while Uncle Keith read her poem aloud. She thought of Julia learning to sing with Mrs. Poppy. She thought of Tib learning to dance. She thought of herself and Tacy and Tib going into their 'teens. She even thought of Tom and Herbert and of how, by and by, they would be carrying her books and Tacy's and Tib's up the hill from high school."
Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
21. "Betsy returned to her chair, took off her coat and hat, opened her book and forgot the world again."
Author: Maud Hart Lovelace
22. "Carrying his books from one life into the next was nothing new to Zuckerman. He had left his family for Chicago in 1949 carrying in his suitcase the annotated works of Thomas Wolfe and Roget's Thesaurus. Four years later, age twenty, he left Chicago with five cartons of classics, bought secondhand out of his spending money, to be stored in his parents' attic while he served two years in the Army. In 1960, when he was divorced from Betsy, there were thirty cartons to be packed from the shelves no longer his; in 1965, when he was divorced from Virginia, there were just under sixty to cart away; in 1969, he left Bank Street with eighty-one boxes of books."
Author: Philip Roth
23. "Betsy: "Do you have daddy issues, Warren?"Warren: "Dad was supportive, intelligent, read to me as a kid, left me a trillion dollars. It's hard to complain."
Author: Rick Remender
24. "Betsy: "You bring nothing but trouble!"Fantomex: "Forgive me if this has inconvenienced your plans for afternoon tea, Miss Braddock. Cyborgs killed my mother and stole from me."
Author: Rick Remender
25. "Betsy: You gentlemen stand around and look tough while I do an astral reconnaissance. Fantomex: I confess to feeling inferior in the company of such a gifted telepath. But for you, Warren, to be so.. dependent. It must be emasculating. Warren: Oh yeah, it's a real hardship. Worst part is all the sex it leads to. Terrible stuff to endure."
Author: Rick Remender
26. "Betsy hadn't had sex, actual; sex-sex, full sex, in two hundred and fifty-three days. She decided on her thirty-seventh birthday that she wouldn't sleep with anyone unless it was in the context of a committed relationship which had some sort of future, and she was only gradually coming to the realization of what happens when a woman her age makes a decision like that: she never has sex again."
Author: Sarah Dunn
27. "Elizabeth, Beth, Betsy, and Bess, they all went together to find a bird's nest..."
Author: Shirley Jackson
28. "Things at home are crossways, and Betsy and I are out."
Author: Will Carleton

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And I was all, "Don't be gross, you crustacious fuck. You pull that thing out and I'll pepper-spray you until you fry." (You have to be stern with weenie waggers--I've been exposed to on the bus over seventeen times, so I know.)"
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