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1. "My workday begins around 11 A.M., with a cup of black coffee in each hand. If I had more hands, there would be more coffee."
Author: Aaron Levie
2. "A black cat among roses,phlox, lilac-misted under a quarter moon,the sweet smells of heliotrope and night-scented stock. The garden is very still.It is dazed with moonlight,contented with perfume..."
Author: Amy Lowell
3. "I want my new friends and my old friends to get together,' she said, 'so we're going to have a shoe dance. All the guys take off one shoe and put it in the middle of the floor. All the girls pick a shoe, find its mate, and dance with the fellow who's wearing it.'Without a second's hesitation, I glanced over at Billy. He was standing next to Sally at the victrola. His saddle shoes were black and white, not brown and white, and very dirty. I memorized the dirt."
Author: Barbara Cohen
4. "Einstein got most of the things right about black holes. I'm not an expert, I must admit."
Author: Brian May
5. "If you were not cast into the abyss, you would have never groped, reached as far as you could reach, to grasp for anything that you could possibly touch, anything that you could possibly feel brushing against your fingertips! Funny how in the darkness, we come to find the things that we never saw before all the lights departed! It's like someone needed to turn the lights out, to make us find all the things that we never looked for when the lights were on! And it's in that blackness that we wake up to the true light! My friends, curse not the darkness! It has given you many things!"
Author: C. JoyBell C.
6. "I reject at once an idea which lingers in the mind of some modern people that cultural activities are in their own right spiritual and meritorious--as though scholars and poets were intrinsically more pleasing to God than scavengers and bootblacks."
Author: C.S. Lewis
7. "I look to the skiesand expect artificial passenger pigeons,blackening the light,people taking potshots for kicksimagining one day they will be extinct."
Author: Carl John X Veraja
8. "Hardboiled crime fiction came of age in 'Black Mask' magazine during the Twenties and Thirties. Writers like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler learnt their craft and developed a distinct literary style and attitude toward the modern world."
Author: Charles Frazier
9. "We're kissing in the rain.' Her voice was hard and soft at the same time. Like the velvet armchairs. Like the black rain inked on his hand."
Author: Deborah Levy
10. "It was to carry the American democratic journey beyond these failings that Black citizens and civil rights workers risked unemployment, violence and death."
Author: Elijah Cummings
11. "When a bachelor of philosophy from the Antilles refuses to apply for certification as a teacher on the grounds of his color I say that philosophy has never saved anyone. When someone else strives and strains to prove to me that black men are as intelligent as white men I say that intelligence has never saved anyone: and that is true, for, if philosophy and intelligence are invoked to proclaim the equality of men, they have also been employed to justify the extermination of men."
Author: Frantz Fanon
12. "I reveled in the smallness, the coziness of an upstairs bedroom in a traditional American Cape Cod house the half-floor that forces you to duck, to feel small and naive again, ready for anything, dying for love, your body a chimney filled with odd, black smoke. These square, squat, awkward rooms are like a fifty-square-foot paean to teenage-hood, to ripeness, to the first and last taste of youth."
Author: Gary Shteyngart
13. "Black Wind was Asha's longship. He had not seen his sister in ten years, but that much he knew of her. Odd that she would call it that, when Robb Stark had a wolf named Grey Wind. "Stark is grey and Greyjoy's black," he murmured, smiling, "but it seems we're both windy."
Author: George R.R. Martin
14. "You look worse today than you did when you had two blackeyes.""Why, thank you, Tyler. You always say the sweetest things."
Author: Gwen Hayes
15. "You know why we're stuck with the myth that only black people have soul? Because white people don't let themselves feel things."
Author: Janis Joplin
16. "...water laughing softly down a black stone wall."
Author: Jennifer Egan
17. "I have a black pair of suede Jimmy Choos. I've only worn them once to a Sony event. The heels have these arrow plates in a pattern. There's gold, black and white and they're amazing!"
Author: Jessica Mauboy
18. "I used to be ashamedAnd now I am proud.The world once was blackAnd now it is bright.I used to walk head bentAnd now I stand up tall.I used to have dreamsBut now I have hope."
Author: Judith McNaught
19. "Neither of us uttered a word about what happened. We never do. But I can't smudge it from my mind. The farm boys' sneering red faces. The runt shaking the fence. The brown lump of spit tobacco. The anguish in David's eyes. They don't know the first thing about us; they just hate us because we're black"
Author: Julia Scheeres
20. "Puck and Ironhorse each grabbed a rope and began drawing the platform up the side of the building. The dark, mirrored walls reflected a strange party back at us: a cat, two elf-boys, a girl in a slightly tattered gown, and a monstrous black man with glowing red eyes. I contemplated how strange my life had become, but was interrupted by a soft hiss overhead."
Author: Julie Kagawa
21. "I feel the feminist movement has excluded black women. You cannot talk about being black and a woman within traditional feminist dialogue."
Author: Katori Hall
22. "I think that in any family - black, white, Chinese, Spanish, whatever - family is family. You know that there's dysfunction, and that there's this cousin who doesn't like this auntie. But, at the end of the day, like I say, love brings everybody together."
Author: Lauren London
23. "Why hadn't the Woman in Black called for Raphael? Mathilde's idea that she'd stopped looking for him seemed out of keeping with most ghoststories; ghosts didn't change their behavior, did they?Whatever the reason, Caitlyn was glad of it. Raphael was hers, and she didn't want to share him. She hated the idea of a long-lost lover roamingthe halls of the castle, looking for him. It meant there was someone else in his life.She was, she realized, jealous.That's stupid! How can I be jealous of a ghost, over a guy who might not even exist?And yet, there was no other word for what she felt. Since the moment she'd seen Raphael riding in the valley, her heart had claimed him as herKnight of Cups"
Author: Lisa Cach
24. "This snowy morningThat black crow I hate so much. . .But he's so beautiful!"
Author: Matsuo Bashō
25. "You know, people who almost - yeah, there's a slight reluctance there - but there's also an ambiguity. What are their morals? What is their code of living. What are they really doing here. And it is just interesting because it is never black or white."
Author: Matt Robinson
26. "Only black people can use controversial racial terms such as "Negro."
Author: Matthew Quick
27. "I'm an avid watcher of the Nat Geo channel, where I watch shows about how the planets are formed, and shows about moons, quasars, black holes."
Author: Mekhi Phifer
28. "A blacksmith can go anywhere. A detective inspector only goes where the dead bodies are." "But there aren't any dead people here today." Mina glanced over her shoulder at the chest Newberry carried. "That's why I brought my own."
Author: Meljean Brook
29. "When we think of racism we think of Governor Wallace of Alabama blocking the schoolhouse door; we think of water hoses, lynchings, racial epithets, and "whites only" signs. These images make it easy to forget that many wonderful, goodhearted white people who were generous to others, respectful of their neighbors, and even kind to their black maids, gardeners, or shoe shiners--and wished them well--nevertheless went to the polls and voted for racial segregation... Our understanding of racism is therefore shaped by the most extreme expressions of individual bigotry, not by the way in which it functions naturally, almost invisibly (and sometimes with genuinely benign intent), when it is embedded in the structure of a social system."
Author: Michelle Alexander
30. "Life is pure farce from beginning to end, with a littleblack comedy thrown in for shade. If it was anythingelse, mankind would have stuck his collective head inthe gas oyen years ago. No one could tolerate seventyyears of tragedy. When I die - probably of cancer -Jane has prornised to put on my tombstone: "Herelies Anne Cattrell who laughed her way through it.The joke was on her but at least she knew it." (The Ice House)"
Author: Minette Walters
31. "I use technology for communication, but I don't have a Blackberry or an iPhone. I use an outdated cell phone, but I'm fine with it."
Author: Nicolas Cage
32. "White people really deal more with God and black people with Jesus."
Author: Nikki Giovanni
33. "Sit down, Montag. Watch. Delicately, like the petals of a flower. Light the first page, light the second page. Each becomes a black butterfly. Beautiful, eh?' ... There sat Beatty, perspiring gently, the floor littered with swarms of black moths that had died in a single storm."
Author: Ray Bradbury
34. "Being the only non-Black was a unique experience. After a few weeks, you're not aware of skin color differences. You see the color; you're not blind, but it doesn't matter. You see the human being first."
Author: Ricardo Montalban
35. "No," Frank said. "I'm only a centurion."Jason cursed in Latin. "He means he can't control a whole legion. He's not of high enough rank."Nico swung back his black sword at another gryphon. "Well, then, promote him!"
Author: Rick Riordan
36. "My mother was gone. The whole world should be black and cold. Nothing should look beautiful."
Author: Rick Riordan
37. "Don't even FRONT like you love your family, America, or God, if you don't have a DETAILED & REHEARSED Black Friday tactical shopping plan."
Author: Rob Delaney
38. "It's not a huge surprise that there are habitations at the bottom of the Black Sea."
Author: Robert Ballard
39. "I have these huge black foam boards on the wall, and tacked to them, I have these white punch cards with my story ideas, scenes and notes."
Author: Robert Crais
40. "The long-established and noble rule of Law, one of the greatest products of the character and tradition of British history, has suffered a deadly blow. Blackmail has become respectable."
Author: Robert Menzies
41. "Everybody says it: black, white; everybody calls me a legend. Italians, Jews. Everybody."
Author: Roberto Duran
42. "Black money is so much a part of our white economy, a tumour in the centre of the brain - try to remove it and you kill the patient."
Author: Rohinton Mistry
43. "But what I did sense was an emptiness like a black hole inside of him, and there was no predicting what might emerge from a place like that."
Author: Ryū Murakami
44. "Mr. Gweta looked ten years younger than Professor Khupe had expected. His jet-black hair was trimmed so neatly that it would make a manicured golf course look scruffy. His face was exceptionally smooth, giving the impression that he had been born without skin pores and transitioned through puberty devoid of any facial hair to pockmark his countenance. Mr. Gweta's face was perfectly symmetrical. An ant walking from one side to the other would experience a serious case of déjà vu."
Author: Taona Dumisani Chiveneko
45. "Born of Black and White, Eaten with worms, I'm a Saint, a Sinner, a Siren of the Word, The Circle knows me, the rest just wanna trip on Grace Juice, Baby Showdown at midnight"
Author: Ted Dekker
46. "In fact, meta- and particle physicists have more in common than one might suppose: both tug, if in slightly different directions, at the knots which hold the cosmos together, both look beyond the immediate world of sense perception into one where cause can only be deduced from effect - a quark is as invisible as an angel; both are confronted by Manichaean polarities - miracles and black magic, cheap energy versus total destruction."
Author: Tim Mackintosh Smith
47. "Terrorism is not new to black people."
Author: Vernon Jordan
48. "Here is the chance for young women and young men of devotion to lift again the banner of humanity and to walk toward a civilization which will be free and intelligent; which will be healthy and unafraid, and build in the world a culture led by black folk and joined by peoples of all colors and all races - without poverty, ignorance and disease!"
Author: W.E.B. Du Bois
49. "It is, then, not simply a question of black power or white power, but of how meaningfully to reenfranchise human power. This, as I think Martin Luther King understood, is the real point, the real gift to America, of the struggle of the black people. In accepting the humanity of the black race, the white people will not be giving accommodation to an alien people; it will be receiving into itself half of its own experience, vital and indispensable to it, which it has so far denied at great cost."
Author: Wendell Berry
50. "I wander thro' each charter'd street, Near where the charter'd Thames does flow, And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of woe. In every cry of every Man, In every Infant's cry of fear, In every voice, in every ban, The mind-forg'd manacles I hear. How the Chimney-sweeper's cry Every black'ning Church appalls; And the hapless Soldier's sigh Runs in blood down Palace walls. But most thro' midnight streets I hear How the youthful Harlot's curse Blasts the new born Infant's tear, And blights with plagues the Marriage hearse."
Author: William Blake

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Klecel jsem pred oltarem a otvíral ústa, aby mi knez mohl na jazyk položit tu velkou kulatou oplatku. Od vcerejší vecere to bylo první jídlo. v žaludku mi krucelo, presto me chut toho tenkého kolecka z mouky a vody zvlašte desila. Koneckoncu, tohle nebyl chleba, to byl Ježíš. Ne symbol Ježíše, ale Ježíš sám. Zavrel jsem oci a domlouval sám sobe. Nekousej. Vubec se toho nedotýkej zuby. A hlavne si to neprilep na patro. Ach, bože, už se stalo. Dovolil jsi to. Buh se ti priepil na patro. Jak ho ted chceš dostat dolu? Musíš to dostat dolu a polknout. Co když to ztvrdne a zustane tam? Nemužeš až do vecera chodit s bohem v puse. Ach, bože! Tak se rozpust, rozpuštej se."
Author: Alan Alda

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