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1. "Paul was blandness itself, just tinged with pink."
Author: Alan Hollinghurst
2. "Sandy's was one of those places that made poor, white trash feel like high-class consumers. This was the kind of place you'd take your mistress to, but never your wife. Wives expected better. Mistresses were impressed by the blandness of the over-priced wine and the vast Italian menu options."
Author: Alistair Cross
3. "-Hay razones imposibles de entender y heridas imposibles de curar. -Por culpa del silencio .-Aguardó un instante,pero Kaiet siguió inmovil - Callarse no cura las heridas . Es hablando,gritando dónde y por qué duelen;es sacándolas al aire como cicatrizan."
Author: Ángeles Ibirika
4. "Of course I am bland, she thought. You too would be bland if you grew up with one gas pump in front of the house and nothing else except a view that stretched over half the world. Landscape made me bland, bears poking in the garbage can stunted my individuality, as did plagues of horseflies, permafrost, wild-fire, and the sun setting like a bomb. So much sky makes one bewildered - which is the proper way to be."
Author: Anne Enright
5. "If I could, I'd deliver you from old age and death, from aches and pains, from the blandishments of ghosts, from the torment of your familiar, Goblin. I'd deliver you from heat and cold and from the arid dullness of the noonday sub. I'd deliver you into the placid light of the moon and into the domain of the Milky Way forever."
Author: Anne Rice
6. "Any beautiful mind, full of ideas, would always express itself in the most natural, simple and straightforward way, anxious to communicate its thoughts to others (if this is at all possible) and thus relieve the solitude that he must experience in a world such as this: but conversely, intellectual poverty, confusion and wrong-headedness, clothe themselves in the most laboured expressions and obscure turns of phrase in order to conceal petty, trivial, bland or trite thoughts in difficult and pompous expressions."
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
7. "For many years, biographers and scholars, beginning with her great nephew James Austen-Leigh, presented her as a quiet, reserved, proper woman, but one has only to read her novels to realize that she was nothing so bland. Her genius, her craft, and her timeless prose are no secret, but thanks to Cassandra's scissors, most other aspects of her life will probably remain a mystery."
Author: Beth Pattillo
8. "Every fairy tale, it seems, concludes with the bland phrase "happily ever after." Yet every couple I have ever known would agree that nothing about marriage is forever happy. There are moments of bliss, to be sure, and lengthy spans of satisfied companionship. Yet these come at no small effort, and the girl who reads such fiction dreaming her troubles will end ere she departs the altar is well advised to seek at once a rational women to set her straight."
Author: Catherine Gilbert Murdock
9. "Daca ea ar fi fost o femeie buna si nobila, inzestrata cu forta, blandete pasiune si bun-simt, as fi purtat o singura lupta decisiva cu doi tigri-gelozia si disperarea; si apoi, cu inima smulsa din piept si sfasiata, as fi admirat-o..i-as fi recunoscut perfectiunea si as fi ramas tacuta pentru tot restul vietii mele; si cu cat mai impecabila ar fi fost superioritatea ei, cu atat mai adanca ar fi fost admiratia mea si cu atat mai adanca linistea mea. Dar asa cum stau de fapt lucrurile, sa privesc eforturile ei de a-l seduce, sa fiu martora esecului lor repetat, iar ea sa nu fie constienta de acest esec, inchipuindu-si, in vanitatea ei, ca fiecare sageata lansata isi nimerea tinta si falindu-se plina de ea cu cu succesul obtinut, in timp ce trufia si multumirea ei de sine indeparta tot mai mult ceea ce dorea ea sa atraga- sa vad toate acestea insemna sa ma aflu in aceslasi timp intr-o provocare permanenta si o constrangere nemiloasa"
Author: Charlotte Brontë
10. "Se detuvo a medio camino para mirar atrás. De pie y temblando en el agua y no de frío porque no hacía ninguno. No le hables. No la llames. Cuando se acercó, él le tendió la mano y ella la tomó. Era tan pálida en el lago que parecía estar ardiendo. Como una luz fosforescente en un bosque tenebroso. Que ardía sin llama. Como la luna que ardía sin llama. Sus cabellos negros flotaban en el agua alrededor, caían y flotaban en el agua. Ella le rodeó el cuello con su otro brazo y miró hacia la luna en el oeste no le hables no la llames y entonces volvió su rostro hacia él. Más dulce por el hurto de tiempo y carne, más dulce por la traición. Grullas que anidaban y se sostenían sobre una pata entre las cañas de la orilla sur habían sacado sus esbeltos picos de debajo de las alas para vigilar. ¿Me quieres?, preguntó ella. Sí, dijo él. Pronunció su nombre. Dios mío, sí, dijo."
Author: Cormac McCarthy
11. "It took two days to cross that ashen scabland. The road beyond fell away on every side. It's snowing, the boy said. He looked at the sky. A single gray flake sifting down. He caught it in his hand and watched it expire there like the last host of christendom."
Author: Cormac McCarthy
12. "Salió a la gris luz y se quedó allí de pie y fugazmente vio la verdad absoluta del mundo. El frío y despiado girar de la tierra intestada. Oscuridad implacable. Los perros ciegos del sol en su carrera. El aplastante vacío negro del universo. Y en alguna parte dos animales perseguidos temblando como zorros escondidos en su madriguera. Tiempo prestado y mundo prestado y ojos prestados con que llorarlo."
Author: Cormac McCarthy
13. "When you come right down to it, I guess I really am pretty bland."
Author: Dale Murphy
14. "Sé que fui ingenua y me senti colgando mariposas en el cielo, y hoy estoy temblando al ras del suelo. Fui ingenua y te volví mi aire, y hoy la vida es un desierto por amarte a corazón abierto."
Author: Dulce María
15. "…por un instante su mirada se ablandó y pareció ofrecerme un puente; pero sentí que era un puente transitorio y frágil colgado sobre un abismo."
Author: Ernesto Sabato
16. "Cand am cerut-o in casatorie, Alice mi-a dat acest raspuns plin de tandrete, de romantism, de finete, de frumusete, de blandete si de poezie: - Nu."
Author: Frédéric Beigbeder
17. "I think the warning labels on alcoholic beverages are too bland. They should be more vivid. Here is one I would suggest: "Alcohol will turn you into the same asshole your father was."
Author: George Carlin
18. "I remember the ecstasy of first going to a nightclub wearing eyeliner. Drenched in hairspray and glitter, dancing to Lou Reed records. I felt as if I was living on the outside, in a realm that most people could never enter. For so long I had felt completely alone, but makeup made my isolation feel special. The world came to life – the streets were no longer grey and cold, they sparkled with sordid possibility. But the most resonant pleasures in our lives are always individually defined. When you expect the world to appreciate them they simply expose their own bland uniformity. I learnt that the more unusual you are, the more personalised pleasures the world reveals to you."
Author: Guy Mankowski
19. "It was a bland, tranquilized, life-adjusted, group-integrated sort of face -- the face turned out in thousands of copies every year by the educational production lines on Terra."
Author: H. Beam Piper
20. "Years ago I predicted that these suffragettes, tried out by victory, would turn out to be idiots. They are now hard at work proving it. Half of them devote themselves to advocating reforms, chiefly of a sexual character, so utterly preposterous that even male politicians and newspaper editors laugh at them; the other half succumb absurdly to the blandishments of the old-time male politicians, and so enroll themselves in the great political parties. A woman who joins one of these parties simply becomes an imitation man, which is to say, a donkey."
Author: H.L. Mencken
21. "He raised his brows. "You're drunk." "Am not!" He gave me a bland look. "A drunk's famous last words before they fall flat on their face."
Author: J. Lynn
22. "If it looks a bit rough, a little worn, with little splotches - those have the swetest flavor. The ones that are perfect on the outside tend to be a bit more bland. That is true about many things in life."
Author: Jeff Wheeler
23. "The worst headline is one that contains a factual error. Bad headlines are ones that are bland, and don't tell the reader anything specific, like 'Democrats at it Again.'"
Author: Jennifer Lee
24. "I found this in the same box where the sketches were," she added, putting it in his outstretched palm."My father gave it to me when I was a boy," he said in an offhand voice. His long fingers closed around it, and he slipped it into his pocket."I think it may be very valuable," Elizabeth said, imagining the sorts of improvements he could make to his home and lands if he chose to sell the ring."As a matter of fact," Ian drawled blandly, "it's completely worthless."
Author: Judith McNaught
25. "Water splashed over my jeans, and I yelped as something burned my skin.We examined my leg. Tiny holes marred my jeans where the drops had hit, the material seared away, the skin underneath red and burned. It throbbed as if I'd jabbed needles into my flesh."What the heck?" I muttered, glaring into the storm. It looked like ordinary rain—gray, misty, somewhat depressing. Almost compulsively, I stuck my hand toward the opening, where water dripped over the edge of the tube.Ash grabbed my wrist, snatching it back. "Yes, it will burn your hand as well as your leg," he said in a bland voice. "And here I thought you learned your lesson with the chains."Embarrassed, I dropped my hand and scooted farther into the tube, away from the rim and the acid rain dripping from it. "Guess I'm staying up all night," I muttered, crossing my arms. "Wouldn't want to doze off and find half my face melted off when I wake up."
Author: Julie Kagawa
26. "If I had thought the beef marrow might be a hell of a lot of work for not much difference, I needn't have worried. The taste of the marrow is rich, meaty, intense in a nearly-too-much way. In my increasingly depraved state, I could think of nothing at first but that it tasted like really good sex. But there was something more than that, even. What it really tastes like is life, well lived. Of course the cow I got marrow from had a fairly crappy life – lots of crowds and overmedication and bland food that might or might not have been a relative. But deep in his or her bones, there was a capacity for feral joy. I could taste it."
Author: Julie Powell
27. "Chloe kept her expression bland. He looked immensely pleased with himself this morning, and there was no wayshe was letting him know she'd had even one nocturnal thought about him. "I can't remember," she said, blinkingguilelessly. "In fact, I slept so deeply I don't think I dreamt atall.""Indeed," he murmured. When he moved forward, she nearly jumped out of her skin, but he simply reached behindher and pulled the door to her bedchamber shut.Then backed her against it."Hey," she snapped."I sought but to give you a good morrow kiss, lass. 'Tis a Scots custom."She craned her neck, scowling up at him, and gave him a look that said Yeah, right, nice try."A wee one. No tongue. I promise," he said, his lips curving faintly."You never give up, do you?""I never will, sweet. Doona you know that by now?"Oooh, that was beginning to take on shades of her dream.And he'd called her "sweet," a little endearment. She damped her mouth shut and shook her head."
Author: Karen Marie Moning
28. "It was an excellent coat. It was long, grey, suspiciously blotched, smelt faintly of dust and old curries, went all the way down to my knees and overhung my wrists even when I stretched out my arms. It had big, smelly pockets, crunchy with crumbs, it boasted the remnants of a waterproof sheen, was missing a few buttons, and had once been beige. It was the coat that detectives down the ages had worn while trailing a beautiful, dangerous, presumably blond suspect in the rain, the coat that no one noticed, shapeless, bland and grey - it suited my purpose perfectly."
Author: Kate Griffin
29. "Then go get dressed for your Master,"Danny said with a slow,dark smile."The snake and Eve worked together,you and I will too. We'll make sure our Adam enjoys Eden before he leaves. We'll give himstrawberry so sweet it will sustain him through a whole, miserable lifetime of bland vanilla."
Author: Kele Moon
30. "Det ligger en skog mellom sjøen og Benonis hus. Den er ikke Benonis skog, men en almenning, en stor blandingsskog av bartrær, bjørk og asp. På en bestemt tid om sommeren kommer folk fra to sogn sammen her og herjer og hugger av hjertens lyst; når de er ferdige og de har ført veden hjem ligger skogen stille igjen det hele år og dyr og fugler har atter idel fred. Nu og da kommer en lapp fra et sogn til et annet og går gjennom skogen; foruten dette er det bare Benoni som har sin gang her sommer og vinter. Og Benoni går i tørt vær og vått vær som det faller seg, han er en sterk og fast kar som ikke reddes for hindringer."
Author: Knut Hamsun
31. "Høibro kunde ikke forstå at denne tørre fremskridtskvinde med kort hår blandet sig i slike spørsmål som ægteskapet, hun stod i hans forestilling som en art hanmenneske i skjørter, et væsen av det tredje kjøn; stak man hul på hende vilde hun blø sand."
Author: Knut Hamsun
32. "If its not for humor, life would too bland."
Author: Krishna Saagar
33. "- Estás enamorada - dijo Santiago.- No es verdad.- Claro que sí. Y sufres porque él piensa en otra persona. Créeme; sé de qué estoy hablando.- ¿De verdad? - replicó ella, irritada -. Lo dudo. No te tomas nada en serio. ¿Cómo vas a saber lo que es el amor?Se volvió para marcharse, pero Santiago la retuvo por el brazo y la miró a los ojos.- Sé de qué estoy hablando - repitió.Y Miriam lo comprendió."
Author: Laura Gallego García
34. "Como una gran diosa que preside de lejos los juegos de las divinidades inferiores, la princesa se había quedado voluntariamente un poco al fondo, en un canapé lateral, rojo como una roca de coral, al lado de una ancha reverberación vidriosa que era probablemente una luna y que hacía pensar en una sección que un rayo de luz hubiera practicado, perpendicular, oscura y líquida, en el cristal deslumbrado de las aguas. Pluma y corola a un tiempo, como ciertas floraciones marinas, una gran flor blanca, aterciopelada como un ala, descendía desde la frente de la princesa a lo largo de una de sus mejillas cuya inflexión seguía con flexibilidad coqueta, amorosa y viva, y parecía encerrarla a medias como un huevo rosa en la blandura de un nido de martinete."
Author: Marcel Proust
35. "Five members of the heretical sect of Quakers have been arrested," he says, smiling blandly, "and more arrests are anticipated."
Author: Margaret Atwood
36. "The only writer who gives me unfeigned pleasure is P.G. Wodehouse. And even him I find a bit heavy. He takes a lot out of me. Scratching my hair, with soft whistles, with lips aquiver, I frown over Sunset at Blandings."
Author: Martin Amis
37. "If I had gone to drama school, I wouldn't be sitting here now because it would have blanded me out; it would have just turned me into another actor."
Author: Peter Capaldi
38. "Hans andakt er undringen ved det å være til, taknemmelighet over kroppens og sansernes og sindets virkelighet i en verden av fabler. Når tanken går mot den store gåde, da blir kanhænde tinden til hans altersten - og det som damper av den er ikke blod (skønt den kræver sitt offer iblandt), men nattens stigende tåker gjennemlyst av soloppgangen."
Author: Peter Wessel Zapffe
39. "What he has instead of a being, I thought, is blandness- the guy's radiant with it. He has devised for himself and incognito, and the incognito has become him. Several times during the meal I didn't think I was going to make it, didn't think I'd get to dessert if he was going to keep praising his family and praising his family...until I began to wonder if it wasn't that he was incognito but that he was mad. Something was on top of him that had called a halt to him. Something had turned him into a human platitude. Something had warned him: You must not run counter to anything."
Author: Philip Roth
40. "I'm always amazed by writers who tell me they plan everything at the beginning. I feel their writing days must be very bland."
Author: Rose Tremain
41. "... learning the knack of disconnecting her sense of smell, until she could switch it off like a radio and in the bland silence of its absence could drown in the sound of Nazarébaddoor's hypnotic voice without having her reverie interrupted by the scent of sheep shit or Nazarébaddoor's own frequent and extraordinary buffalo farts."
Author: Salman Rushdie
42. "So what was your favourite song?""Um...the one about the sun sizzling into the ocean." He laughed hard. "What?""Zeke wrote that song about his cat.""His cat," I repeated blandly."Yep, Peaches, she ran away.""I'd run away too," I muttered under my breath, making him laugh harder."
Author: Shelly Crane
43. "Maybe the bar is low, but most of the strips that are 50, 60, 70 years old that are on their second or third generation of artists, the humor is pretty bland. There are others by people that were raised on 'Family Guy' or 'South Park' that are edgier. Mine's not as edgy as those, but it's edgier than 'Beetle Bailey.'"
Author: Stephan Pastis
44. "Solo. Sì, era quella la parola chiave, la parola più terribile di tutto il vocabolario. Al confronto "omicidio" era solo una bazzecola e "inferno" ne era solo un blando sinonimo..."
Author: Stephen King
45. "Quien de verdad quiera conservar en la memoria lo sucedido, no debe entregarse a los recuerdos. El recuerdo humano es un proceso demasiado agradable como para retener el pasado; es lo contrario de lo que pretende ser. Porque el recuerdo puede más, mucho más: realiza con tenacidad el milagro de concertar la paz con el tiempo ido, en la que se volatiliza cualquier asomo de rencor y el blando velo de la nostalgia se deposita sobre todo lo que se percibió como duro y acerado.Las personas felices tienen mala memoria y hermosos recuerdos."
Author: Thomas Brussig
46. "They had a lot of rules that got in the way," Kade said dismissively."Those are called laws, Kade," Bland said stiffly."Whatever they are," Kade continued unperturbed, "I decided I would enjoy myself more as a ...... freelancer.""Vigilante, you mean," Blane clarified."You say tomato......" Kade sighed in mock frustration."
Author: Tiffany Snow
47. "They tended to be stolid, slovenly, heavy, and to my eyes effeminate - not in the sense of delicacy, etc., but in just the opposite sense: a gross, bland fleshiness, a bovinity without point or edge."
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
48. "For the benefit of your research people, I would like to mention (so as to avoid any duplication of labor): that the planet is very like Mars; that at least seventeen states have Pinedales; that the end of the top paragraph Galley 3 is an allusion to the famous "canals" (or, more correctly, "channels") of Schiaparelli (and Percival Lowell); that I have thoroughly studied the habits of chinchillas; that Charrete is old French and should have one "t"; that Boke's source on Galley 9 is accurate; that "Lancelotik" is not a Celtic diminutive but a Slavic one; that "Betelgeuze" is correctly spelled with a "z", not an "s" as some dictionaries have it; that the "Indigo" Knight is the result of some of my own research; that Sir Grummore, mentioned both in Le Morte Darthur ad in Amadis de Gaul, was a Scotsman; that L'Eau Grise is a scholarly pun; and that neither bludgeons nor blandishments will make me give up the word "hobnailnobbing"."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
49. "You might call them the icing on "life's cake," but music, laughter and the enjoyment of eating are the toppings that flavor everyday living. These added accents or accessories do spice up the cake. If served without, life would be rather bland!"
Author: Wes Adamson
50. "It was as though, so long as the deceit ran along quiet and monotonous, all of us let ourselves be deceived, abetting it unawares or maybe through cowardice, since all people are cowards and naturally prefer any kind of treachery because it has a bland outside."
Author: William Faulkner

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