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1. "A library is an ever-growing entity; it multiples seemingly unaided, it reproduces itself by purchase, theft, borrowings, gifts, by suggesting gaps through association, by demanding completion of sorts."
Author: Alberto Manguel
2. "It's always going to be easy to live like others or other's life, because creating or innovating something of own is always difficult in comparison to buying or borrowing anything from others."
Author: Anuj Somany
3. "Borrowing to pay for college used to be the exception; now it's the rule."
Author: Arne Duncan
4. "In post-modern finance, everybody took a risk when lending or borrowing."
Author: B. Barmanbek
5. "I'm not stealing it. We're stranded. This is called borrowing." "This is called you're crazy."
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
6. "Know the hazards of lending and borrowing with friends."
Author: Caprice Crane
7. "Basically he never went to work and didn't have a job. Of course I thought he did. I thought he was on the phone doing business deals instead of borrowing money from people."
Author: Christie Brinkley
8. "People say I talk slowly. I talk in a way sometimes called laconic. The phone rings, I answer, and people ask if they've woken me up. I lose my way in the middle of sentences, leaving people hanging for minutes. I have no control over it. I'll be talking, and will be interested in what I'm saying, but then someone—I'm convinced this what happens—someone—and I wish I knew who, because I would have words for this person—for a short time, borrows my head. Like a battery is borrowed from a calculator to power a remote control, someone, always, is borrowing my head."
Author: Dave Eggers
9. "Aurora sagged. "Why is it," she asked, "that every time I'm with you two we end up stealing something big?""We always return it," Donegan said, a little defensively. "Maybe not always in one piece or necessarily to the right person but return it we do, and so it is not stealing, it is merely borrowing."Gracious looked at him. "It's a little bit stealing.""Anyone who leaves a private jet just lying around deserves to have it stolen.""It wasn't lying around," said Gracious. "It was locked up tight. It took us an hour to dismantle the security system and get inside."Donegan looked at him. "You're not helping."
Author: Derek Landy
10. "To write without any awareness of a tradition you are trying to become a part of would be self-defeating. Every artist alive responds to the history of his or her art—borrowing, stealing, rebelling against, and building on what other artists have done."
Author: Dorianne Laux
11. "Borrowing is not much better than begging; just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing."
Author: Doris Lessing
12. "Anything we have, we are only borrowing. Anything. Any time."
Author: Elizabeth Berg
13. "How could you determine a man's intention if you didn't speak his language or share his beliefs? She'd happily embarked on a study of ancient Egyptian religion but had no curiosity about Islam, which seemed an amalgam of oddities and borrowings. She felt with conviction what she'd written home more than once--that Egypt would be an exquisite country if not for the Egyptians who lived there."
Author: Enid Shomer
14. "The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, converting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together."
Author: Erma Bombeckk
15. "It is usually impossible for a large body of people to support themselves indefinitely by borrowing money, although a few people enjoy a great success at it for a time."
Author: Ernest Hemingway
16. "Borrowing knowledge of reality from all sources, taking the best from every study, Science of Mind brings together the highest enlightenment of the ages."
Author: Ernest Holmes
17. "The black, hungry roses that Redd sent snaking towards the princess were easily squashed, the orbs and and unmanned, airborne blades of effortlessly waved off, and the spears of black energy (Alyss was flattered, her aunt borrowing this idea from her) pinned motionless to the air by Alyss's own white spears with no trouble."
Author: Frank Beddor
18. "What would tomorrow bring? I wondered. Both hands on the wheel, I closed my eyes. I didn't feel like I was in my own body; my body was just a lonely, temporary container I happened to be borrowing. What would become of me tomorrow I did not know."
Author: Haruki Murakami
19. "I didn't feel like I was in my own body; my body was just a lonely, temporary container I happened to be borrowing."
Author: Haruki Murakami
20. "Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt."
Author: Henrik Ibsen
21. "We mythologists know very well that myths and legends contain borrowings, moral lessons, nature cycles, and a hundred other distorting influences, and we labor to cut them away and get to what might be a kernel of truth. In fact, these same techniques must be applied to the most sober histories, for no one writes the clear and apparent truth—if such a thing can even be said to exist."
Author: Isaac Asimov
22. "The bricoleur, says Levi-Strauss, is someone who uses ‘the means at hand,' that is, the instruments he finds at his disposition around him, those which are already there, which had not been especially conceived with an eye to the operation for which they are to be used and to which one tries by trial and error to adapt them, not hesitating to change them whenever it appears necessary, or to try several of them at once, even if their form and their origin are heterogenous – and so forth. There is therefor a critique of language in the form of bricolage, and it has even been said that bricolage is critical language itself…If one calls bricolage the necessity of borrowing one's concepts from the text of a heritage which is more or less coherent or ruined, it must be said that every discourse is bricoleur."
Author: Jacques Derrida
23. "If you're that hard up for money, Pidge . . .""I'm not borrowing money from you," she sneered."I was gonna suggest pawning that bracelet." I smiled."
Author: Jamie McGuire
24. "We do have some assistance from the World Bank but not from the IMF. We are not borrowing yet, but we are considering, in the future, borrowing from the Kuwait Fund to support our infrastructure development."
Author: Jose Ramos Horta
25. "The Gillard government must give up its addiction to wasteful spending borrowing and taxing."
Author: Julie Bishop
26. "Nothing could be gained by worrying and dreading the future, borrowing tomorrow's pain for today."
Author: Karen Kingsbury
27. "Holy borrowing bibliophile, let's book!"
Author: Karen Marie Moning
28. "Witches married outside their species all the time, especially before the Turn. There were perfectly acceptable options: adoption, artificial insemination, borrowing your best friend's boyfriend for a night. Issues of what was morally right and wrong tended not to matter when you found yourself in love with a man you couldn't tell you weren't human. It sort of went with the whole hiding-among-humans-for-the-last-five-thousand-years thing."
Author: Kim Harrison
29. "I haven't inherited the earth from my parents, I am borrowing it from my children."
Author: Mark Udall
30. "You can make great money in a utility type of business by borrowing cheaply and lending sensibly but that's not what's being done."
Author: Meredith Whitney
31. "But if it so happens ... a work ... under pain of otherwise becoming shameful or false, requires fantasy ... [and that] certain limbs or elements of a figure are altered by borrowing from other species, for example transforming into a dolphin the hinder end of a griffon or a stag ... these alterations will be excellent and the substitution, however unreal it may seem, deserves to be declared a fine invention in the genre of the monstrous.When a painter introduces into this kind of work of art chimerae and other imaginary beings in order to divert and entertain the senses and also to captivate the eyes of mortals who long to see unclassified and impossible things, he shows himself more respectful of reason than if he produced the usual figures of men or of animals."
Author: Michelangelo
32. "Borrowing a hammer from Walker Lauren, she pounded the tickets into the office door with a nail. Hawke, passing by, helpfully held the tickets in place while she hammered the nail. He didn't say a word, his expression so bland it was clear he was highly amused."
Author: Nalini Singh
33. "Almost any movie, no matter how original, is borrowing from some other movies."
Author: Oren Peli
34. "And health in art - what is that? It has nothing to do with a sane criticism of life. There is more health in Baudelaire than there is in [Kingsley]. Health is the artist's recognition of the limitations of the form in which he works. It is the honour and the homage which he gives to the material he uses - whether it be language with its glories, or marble or pigment with their glories - knowing that the true brotherhood of the arts consists not in their borrowing one another's method, but in their producing, each of them by its own individual means, each of them by keeping its objective limits, the same unique artistic delight. The delight is like that given to us by music - for music is the art in which form and matter are always one, the art whose subject cannot be separated from the method of its expression, the art which most completely realises the artistic ideal, and is the condition to which all the other arts are constantly aspiring."
Author: Oscar Wilde
35. "Essentially, when we run a deficit, we are borrowing money to buy things that are made overseas."
Author: Peter DeFazio
36. "Let us not bankrupt our todays by paying interest on the regrets of yesterday and by borrowing in advance the troubles of tomorrow."
Author: Ralph W. Sockman
37. "Oiled, with tube bones cut from bronze and sunk in gelatin, the robots lay. In coffins for the not dead and not alive, in planked boxes, the metronomes waited to be set in motion. There was a smell of lubrication and lathed brass. There was a silence of the tomb yard. Sexed but sexless, the robots. Named but unnamed, and borrowing from humans everything but humanity, the robots stared at the nailed lids of their labeled F.O.B. boxes, in a death that was not even a death, for there had never been a life."
Author: Ray Bradbury
38. "His answers were quite often like that. When she spoke of beauty, he spoke of the fatty tissue supporting the epidermis. When she mentioned love, he responded with the statistical curve that indicates the automatic rise and fall in the annual birthrate. When she spoke of the great figures in art, he traced the chain of borrowings that links these figures to one another."
Author: Robert Musil
39. "Credit' comes from the Latin 'credere', 'to believe', for credit is the belief that the money you're borrowing will someday be returned, a belief that needs the future to function in."
Author: Robert Rowland Smith
40. "It's like . . . I'm paranoid about people borrowing my laptop because I'm convinced they'll find some secret document on there that would make the whole world think I'm a terrible person—something I don't even remember writing. And it doesn't matter that there's no document like that. I'm still terrified, you know?"
Author: Robyn Schneider
41. "A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory."
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
42. "And if you are a parent, introduce your children to their neighborhood library. It will give them a real sense of independence to have their own library card and enjoy borrowing books."
Author: Sarah Jessica Parker
43. "Don't cling to fame. You're just borrowing it. It's like money. You're going to die, and somebody else is going to get it."
Author: Sonny Bono
44. "But borrowing strength builds weakness."
Author: Stephen R. Covey
45. "The Indians say to draw someone's portrait is to steal their soul, i am taking photographs, does it mean that i am just borrowing them?"
Author: T.A
46. "He sagged to his knees. He ached all over. It wasn't just that his brain was writing cheques that his body couldn't cash. It had gone beyond that. Now his feet were borrowing money that his legs hadn't got, and his back muscles were looking for loose change under the sofa cushions."
Author: Terry Pratchett
47. "Public borrowing is costly these days, true, but interest rates on municipal bonds are still considerably lower than those borne by corporate debt."
Author: Thomas Frank
48. "Additionally, borrowing a page from U.S. foreign policy, I decided to send a message to a government that was becoming increasingly hostile."
Author: Timothy McVeigh
49. "You cannot just keep borrowing more and more and keep spending more and more without eventually having a day of reckoning."
Author: Wilbur Ross
50. "Neither a borrower nor a lender be, for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry."
Author: William Shakespeare

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