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1. "You've built your homeyou've fledged your birdsyou've beaten the windwith your bonesyou've finished alonewhat no one began"
Author: Alejandra Pizarnik
2. "He imagined dying and being cut open and there were all his bones and muscles and his bared arteries and capillaries leading to a cavity in his chest where instead of a heart he had his camera."
Author: Ali Shaw
3. "In Britain, the great hidden secret of talking animals and children's literature is how political it was in its bones, beneath the obvious cuteness."
Author: Andrew O'Hagan
4. "Don't tire yourself more than need be, even at the price of founding a culture on the fatigue of your bones."
Author: Antonin Artaud
5. "We felt tired to our bones but anointed by life in a durable, companionable way, for at least the present moment. We the living take every step in tandem with death, naught but the sap that feeds the tree of heaven, whether we can see that or not. We bear it by the grace of friendship, good mels, and if we need them, talking turkey heads."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
6. "Except for hydrogen, all the atoms that make each of us up—the iron in our blood, the calcium in our bones, the carbon in our brains—were manufactured in red giant stars thousands of light-years away in space and billions of years ago in time. We are, as I like to say, starstuff."
Author: Carl Sagan
7. "The next time you're planning to injure yourself to get my attention, just remeber that a little sweet talk works wonders." - City of Bones (said by Jace Wayland)"
Author: Cassandra Clare
8. "Europe has been in my bones."
Author: Charles Jencks
9. "If you look at Gothic detailing right down to the bottom of a column or the capital of a column, it's a small version of the whole building; that's why, like dating the backbones of a dinosaur, a good historian can look at a detail of a Gothic building and tell you exactly what the rest of the building was, and infer the whole from the parts."
Author: Charles Jencks
10. "…the matter was new to me, and I had no material for its treatment. But I got books, read up the facts, laboriously constructed a skeleton out of the dry bones of the real, and then clothed them, and tried to breathe into them life, and in this last aim I had pleasure. With me it was a difficult and anxious time till my facts were found, selected, and properly pointed; nor could I rest from research and effort till I was satisfied of correct anatomy; the strength of my inward repugnance to the idea of flaw or falsity sometimes enabled me to shun egregious blunders; but the knowledge was not there in my head, ready and mellow; it had not been down in Spring, grown in Summer, harvested in Autumn, and garnered through Winter; whatever I wanted I must go out and gather fresh; glean of wild herbs my lap full, and shred them green into the pot."
Author: Charlotte Brontë
11. "I seem to wish to have some importanceIn the play of time. If not,Then sad was my mother's pain, my breath, my bones,My web of nerves, my wondering brain,to be shaped and quickened with such anticipationOnly to feed the swamp of space.What is deep, as love is deep, I'll haveDeeply. What is good, as love is good,I'll have well. Then if time and spaceHave any purpose, I shall belong to it.If not, if all is a pretty fictionTo distract the cherubim and seraphimWho so continually do cry, the leastI can do is to fill the curled shell of the worldWith human deep-sea sound, and hold it toThe ear of God, until he has appetiteTo taste our salt sorrow on his lips.And so you see it might be better to die.Though, on the other hand, I admit it mightBe immensely foolish."
Author: Christopher Fry
12. "Stick and stones may break your bones and words can kill you too"
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
13. "It seemed romantic but also tragic - people would be winning but then lose it all, or crash but fight on, break bones but get back on their bikes and try to finish. Just getting to the end was seen as an achievement in itself."
Author: David Millar
14. "The chill, like scurrying spiders, worked deeper into him, weaving webs of ice in the hollows of his bones."
Author: Dean Koontz
15. "Music is sound, sound consists of vibrations in the air, and these particular vibrations resonated with the marrow of my bones, with the tissues of my heart. - Addison Goodheart pg. 199"
Author: Dean Koontz
16. "You cannot stare evil in the face; it has no face. It has no body, no bones, no blood. Any attempt to describe it ends in glibness and self-delusion."
Author: Douglas Preston
17. "The praying which makes a prayerful ministry is not a little praying put in as we put flavor to give it a pleasant smack, but the praying must be in the body, and form the blood and bones. Prayer is no petty duty, put into a corner; no piecemeal performance made out of the fragments of time which have been snatched from business and other engagements of life; but it means that the best of our time, the heart of our time and strength must be given."
Author: E.M. Bounds
18. "Devo farmi le ossa. (I need to make my bones)"
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
19. "Among the rich you will never find a really generous man even by accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give themselves away; they are egotistic, secretive, dry as old bones. To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough to want it."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
20. "My object will be, first, to show by what connections the history of the fossil bones of land animals is linked to the theory of the earth and why they have a particular importance in this respect."
Author: Georges Cuvier
21. "Somewhere in his body--perhaps in the marrow of his bones--he would continue to feel her absence."
Author: Haruki Murakami
22. "I will devour you. I will lick your bones clean and crush them between my teeth. I will suck the marrow…""That's nice," Kate said. "The shield."
Author: Ilona Andrews
23. "Know me right through to my bones."
Author: Jane Lovering
24. "Trees and bones are constantly reforming themselves along lines of stress. This algorithm has been put into a software program that's now being used to make bridges lightweight, to make building beams lightweight."
Author: Janine Benyus
25. "You once told me you could stand many things." My voice was raspy from all the emotions battering against those well-honed inner defenses."So can I. I can stand whatever Apollyon dishes out, can take the bigotry from others over what I am, the freaky ghost juju from Marie, all thecraziness my mother can throw at me, and even the pain of my uncle dying. But the one thing that I would never, ever recover from would be losingyou. You made me promise before to go on if that happened, but Bones"—here my words broke and tears spilled down my cheeks—"I wouldn'twant to."He'd been near the side of the bed when I started talking, but was in my arms before the first tear fell. Very softly, his lips brushed over those wetstreaks, coming back pink from the drops still shimmering on them."No matter what happens, you will never lose me," he whispered. "I am forever yours, Kitten, in this life or the next."
Author: Jeaniene Frost
26. "But one kiss levitates above all the others. Theintersection of function and desire. The I do kiss.The I'll love you through a brick wall kiss.Even when I'm dead, I'll swim through the Earth,like a mermaid of the soil, just to be next to your bones."
Author: Jeffrey McDaniel
27. "Forget about enlightenment.Sit down wherever you are and listen to the wind that is singing in your veins.Feel the love, the longing, and the fear in your bones.Open your heart to who you are,right now,not who you would like to be.Not the saint you're striving to become.But the being right here before you,inside you, around you.All of you is holy.You're already more and less than whatever you can know.Breathe out, look in, let go."
Author: John Welwood
28. "And it was this: raze to the ground the mausoleum you have just started building for the bones of your ancestors and your descendants and those who come in-between. Make that land a holy shrine for pilgrims from everywhere."
Author: Kamila Shamsie
29. "That was how history worked, wasn't it? If it wasn't written down it never existed. You might leave behind jewelry and pottery, ornamental tombs, you might leave behind your own bones to be dug up at a later age, but none of those artifacts could express how you felt."
Author: Kate Atkinson
30. "Phineas gave Abigail an encouraging smile. "Chillax, dudette. He didn't want to bite you."She wondered if she'd overreacted. "He didn't?""Naw." Phineas smirked. "He just wanted to jump your bones."
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
31. "A bag of bones can slip through small cracks in a crowd effortlessly."
Author: Kris Kidd
32. "Every book is an alchemical creation, and I'm thinking back to 1857 when Herman Melville arrived in Greece and saw the Parthenon for the first time sitting there like a great beached whale, its big white bones exposed to the winds. But how can this happen? How can a whale turn into a building? Or into a book? In what way can words be alive?"
Author: Laurie Anderson
33. "If I were two inches tallI would sit on your shoulder all dayand nurture a relationship with your earlobemy hands would be too small to effectively touch youI would create empty space using the tip of my tongueand feel afraid of every bone in my bodyespecially my sit bones"
Author: Mira Gonzalez
34. "Alan stopped her in the hall by slipping his arms around her waist. "I haven't done this in one hour and twenty-three mintutes." His mouth covered hers, slowly, confidently. As her lips parted and offered he took, taking the kiss just to the border, but no further, of madness. "I love you." He caught her bottom lip between his teeth, then released her mouth only to change the angle and deepen the kiss. He felt her heartbeat sprint against his, felt that long, lazy meltng of her bones he knew happened just before she went from pliant to avid. "Tonight, no matter who you dance with,think of me."Breathless,she looked up.In his eyes, she saw that banked brooding passion she could never resist. He'd overwhelm her if she let him;absorb her. He had the power.Shelby tilted her head so her lips stayed within a whisper of his. "Tonight," she said huskily, "no matter who you dance with,you'll want me." Her arms stayed around him when she rested her head on his shoulder. "And I'll know."
Author: Nora Roberts
35. "It was as if we'd pressed ourselves together until his bones passed through mine and we were the same person, ever so briefly."
Author: Paula McLain
36. "I seem to walk on a transparent surface and see beneath me all the bones and wrecks and tentacles that will eventually claim me: in other words, old age, incapacity, loneliness, death of others & myself..."
Author: Philip Larkin
37. "And then...it wasn't just that we lost all those jobs, it was that people didn't have anything to be good at anymore. There's only so good you can be about pushing a mop or emptying a bedpan. We're trending backwards as a nation, probably for the first time in history, and it's not the kids with the green hair and bones through their noses. Personally I don't care for it, but those things are inevitable. The real problem is the average citizen does not have a job he can be good at. You lose that, you lose the country."
Author: Philipp Meyer
38. "The words shot through Vivi's bones and blood and muscle, and her body relaxed, so that when her feet touched the ground they met the earth differently, as though they had found roots that reached deep down and anchored to something tender and undamaged."
Author: Rebecca Wells
39. "The incident with Dawn hadn't been one of my finer moments. I honestly hadn't expected to break any bones when I shoved her into a tree. Still, the incident had given me a dangerous reputation. The story had gained legendary status, and I liked to imagine that it was still being told around campfires late at night. Judging by the look on the girl's face, it was."
Author: Richelle Mead
40. "I leaned against the desk, ran my hand over my father's paperwork, and picked up a pen. Turning around, I shoved it into my father's hand. "What's this?" he asked, raising a brow. "You'll need it to sign my death certificate," I said, pain vibrating my veins against my muscles and bones. "Are we done now?" (Eric)"
Author: Shannon A. Thompson
41. "What I have since realized is that if people expect you to be brave, sometimes you pretend that you are, even when you are frightened down to your very bones."
Author: Sharon Creech
42. "It must stink to know everyone's future but your own. (Danger) You've no idea. It's actually cruel in my opinion. But then maybe it doesn't matter after all since futures can and do change. Something as simple as you're supposed to turn right down a street one day…and in your bones you know it, and yet for reasons no one understands, you decide to debunk fate and go left. Now instead of meeting the spouse of your dreams and having a house full of kids, you get flattened by an ice-cream truck and spend the next five years in physical therapy. And all because you exercised free will and turned the opposite way on a whim. (Alexion)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
43. "It's why I get miffed at all the dashing around in recent zombie films. It completely misses the point; transforms the threat to a straightforward physical danger from the zombies themselves, rather than our own inability to avoid them and these films are about us, not them. There's far more meat on the bones of the latter, far more juicy interpretation to get our teeth into. The first zombie is by comparison thin and one dimensional and ironically, it is down to all the exercise."
Author: Simon Pegg
44. "C-C-Can you get bones in your buh-buh-brain?' Bill asked. This was turning into the most interesting conversation he'd had in weeks."
Author: Stephen King
45. "There is a face beneath this mask, but it isn't me. I'm no more that face than I am the muscles beneath it, or the bones beneath that."
Author: Steve Moore
46. "I could feel the winter shaking my bones and banging my teeth together."
Author: Sylvia Plath
47. "Hy gododin catann hueHud a lledrith mal wyddanGaunce ae bellawn wen cabriVarigal don FincayraDravia, dravia Fincayra(Talking trees and walking stones,Giants aare the island's bones.While this land our dance still knows,Varigal crowns Fincayra.Live long, live long Fincayra."
Author: T.A. Barron
48. "God, he was going mad. The feel of her soft curves against him was heaven. He tightened his arms around her, pressing her softness to him. Why did men like skinny girls? He didn't want to feel bones when he pulled a woman close, he wanted to sink into the suppleness, hold on to smooth flesh as he gripped her hips and drove his erection into her hot, wet heat."
Author: Tamara Hoffa
49. "Sometimes the bravest thing in the world was to sit through the night and feel the cold in your bones."
Author: Tim O'Brien
50. "Winter had stripped the garden and grounds to their bones. Dead grass crunched beneath Michael's boots as he and Ada walked toward the ruin. Easy to see why Christmas would be necessary at this time of year. Warmth and green seemed like far memories. But the holiday could provide a welcome break from the relentless gray and chill."
Author: Zoe Archer

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