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1. "Before there was Cocaine or vodka or sex or any of that, there was fantasy. There was escape. That was my first addiction. I remember being a little kid and imagining everything different, myself different. How did I get the idea in my head at age eight that everything was better somewhere else? Why would a child have a hole inside that can't get full no matter what she does? The real world could never make me happy, so I retreated to the world inside my head. And as I grew, as the real world proved itself more and more painful, the fantasy world expanded."
Author: Amy Reed
2. "Sherlock Holmes prese il suo flacone dall'angolo della mensola del caminetto e la sua siringa ipodermica da un elegante astuccio di marocchino. Con le sue dita lunghe e nervose infilò l'ago sottile e arrotolò la manica sinistra della camicia. Per un po', osservò pensoso l'avambraccio muscoloso e il polso, costellati di innumerevoli segni di punture. Alla fine, infilò con gesto deciso la siringa, premette il pistone e si abbandonò nella poltrona di velluto con un lungo sospiro di soddisfazione.[...]«Cos'è oggi», gli chiesi, «morfina o cocaina?»[...]«Cocaina», rispose, «soluzione al sette per cento. Vuole provarla?»"
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
3. "...Holmes, who loathed every form of society with his whole Bohemian soul, remained in our lodgings in Baker Street, buried among his old books, and alternating from week to week between cocaine and ambition, the drowsiness of the drug, and the fierce energy of his own keen nature."
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
4. "If I remember rightly, you on one occasion defined my limits in a very precise fashion.""Yes," [Watson] answered, laughing. "It was a singular document. Philosophy, astronomy, and politics were marked at zero, I remember. Botany variable, geology profound as regards the mudstains from any region within fifty miles of town, chemistry eccentric, anatomy unsystematic, sensational literature and crime records unique, violin player, boxer, swordsman, lawyer, and self-poisoner by cocaine and tobacco. Those, I think, were the main points of my analysis."
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
5. "Why does she always seem to think you drive like we're holding up a bank?"Roswell grinned and rolled his eyes, "Because that's what teenagers do, right? They also carve swastikas into their arms, steal prescription drugs from old people, and freebase cocaine. I need to institute a policy where she stops watching 60 Minutes and pretty much all public service announcements."
Author: Brenna Yovanoff
6. "I flutter my eyes ladylike. "I know the green fairy is absinthe, but what's the white angel?" "Cocaine. Wilde, by the way frequents this café. He claims he once saw an angel fluttering over the square. I image what he saw flying was one of the stone angels from atop the Opera across the street. No doubt he saw the image after partaking of cocaine and absinthe."
Author: Carol McCleary
7. "The man's labor that did the work is in the work. You can't make it go away. Even if it's paid for it's still there. If ownership lies in the benefit to a man then the mason owns all the work he does in the world and you caint put that claim aside nor quit it and it don't make no difference whose name is on the paper."
Author: Cormac McCarthy
8. "It's not the side-effects of the cocaine - I'm thinking that it must be love.It's too late to be grateful,It's too late to be hateful,It's too late to be late again,The European cannon is here."
Author: David Bowie
9. "(...) l'orientalisme américain d'aujourd'hui est issu des écoles de langues de l'armée installées pendant et après la guerre, de l'intérêt soudain porté par le gouvernement et par certains groupements corporatifs au monde non occidental pendant l'après-guerre, de la compétition avec l'URSS pendant la période de la guerre froide, et d'un reste d'attitude missionnaire à l'égard d'Orientaux considérés comme mûrs pour être réformés et rééduqués."
Author: Edward W. Said
10. "The struggle for power had reached a new stage; it was fought with scientific formulas. The weapons vanished in the abyss like fleeting images, like pictures one throws into the fire....When new models were displayed to the masses at the great parades on Red Square in Moscow or elsewhere, the crowds stood in reverent silence and then broke into jubilant shouts of triumph....Though the display was continual, in this silence and these shouts something evil, old as time, manifested itself in man, who is an outsmarter and setter of traps. Invisible, Cain and Tubalcain marched past in the parade of phantoms."
Author: Ernst Jünger
11. "The U.S. should be equally responsible for diminishing the cocaine market within the United States as it is in fighting the drug elsewhere."
Author: Evo Morales
12. "This is a coca leaf. This is not cocaine. This represents the culture of indigenous people of the Andean region."
Author: Evo Morales
13. "Ura lui Cain nu era educata, iar Cain, in pornirea lui, nu are cand sa-si sistematizeze afectul. Cain uraste ca un barbar si el omoara fara sa treaca in prealabil prin teritoriul intelectualului si al intemeierilor teoretice. Pe scurt, crima lui Cain nu beneficiaza de aportul intelectualului apt sa organizeze ura. Ea nu are o ideologie."
Author: Gabriel Liiceanu
14. "We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers... and also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can."
Author: Hunter S. Thompson
15. "A brick could be crushed into powder, like cocaine, and snorted to stimulate the previous highs of the housing market."
Author: Jarod Kintz
16. "Whereas story is processed in the mind in a straightforward manner, poetry bypasses rational thought and goes straight to the limbic system and lights it up like a brushfire. It's the crack cocaine of the literary world."
Author: Jasper Fforde
17. "Heartache often drives us to consume things we wouldn't otherwise, such as an entire pint of Caramel Pecan Perfection high-fat ice cream, covered in ganache, the crack cocaine of frozed dairy. Twelve hundred calories per pint, six hundred and eighty of which are fat calories, but is only dulls the pain for the moment, there's that carb fog while you're standing at the sink shoving it in your face, and then it's over and you feel...used. Like a cheap pickup the Dove people seduced and abandoned in your kitchen, leaving you with sticky hands and an empty cup and a still-broken heart, except now you're mad at Dove, too."
Author: Jennifer Crusie
18. "You picked that out?" Caine asked. "That pink, plastic toy?"I turned to look at him. "I happen to have been a little girl, once upon a time, detective. I know what they like. Every little girl wants to be a princess."A thoughtful frown overcame the angry tension on Caine's rugged face. "And what happens when they grow up?"I thought of my mother and sisters and all the horrors that had happened the day they'd died. A bitter laugh escaped from my tight lips. "Then they just want to be little girls again."
Author: Jennifer Estep
19. "Cynthia sighs, contemplating a fruit and nut bar. 'Chocolate,' she says despairingly. 'Safer than cocaine, easier to get hold of than Prozac. The government's most effective way to prevent revolution."
Author: Jennifer Gilby Roberts
20. "The wind and the sea and the storm were his domain and I wanted nothing to do with them any longer. I just wanted Cain."
Author: Jennifer Silverwood
21. "Horse People may be heads of state or professionally unemployed in their private lives, but horses are their passion, as Jerusalem was the passion of the soldier in some ancient crusade. The cult of the horse as their idol is as central to their lives as cocaine is to some and applause is to others."
Author: Judith Krantz
22. "Cain said he wasn't Abel's keeper. Are those our only choices, keeper or killer?"
Author: Lawrence Block
23. "I don't know Gov. Palin. I've certainly seen her, since she came on the scene, you know, running with John McCain."
Author: Linda McMahon
24. "Sii la mia schiava d'amore," I purr.Her expression is guarded. "What did you say?"An amused smile pulls at my lips. "I'll never tell." Somehow, I don't think she'd agree to be my love slave anyway."—Luc Cain (p. 148)"
Author: Lisa Desrochers
25. "She's fiery for sure. I like a little fire. Makes me feel at home."--Luc Cain (p. 20)"
Author: Lisa Desrochers
26. "Hit don't make no difference what a man perfesses. I been in a heap o' churches. There's the Nazarene Church and the Pentecost and the Holy Rollers and the Baptists and I don't know what-all. I cain't see much difference to nary one of ‘em. There's a good to all of ‘em and there's a bad."
Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
27. "Isabel wondered if there would ever be a time when she could stop being careful. If there would ever be a time when she could use other kinds of power. She missed it. It felt like part of her had been injected with novocaine and was totally numb. Almost dead" (p.35)."
Author: Melinda Metz
28. "Caine tried to roll to his feet, but something was jabbing him in the crouch. He shook off the stars and saw Edilio standing over him. Edilio had the business end of his automatic rifle in a very sensitive place. "If you move, Caine, I will shoot your balls off," Edilio said. "Toto?" "He will," Toto said, "Although he's not sure it will be just your balls."
Author: Michael Grant
29. "The point is," Caine continued, "you and I share something in common, Sam. We were born just three minutes apart." Sam felt a tingle go up his spine. "Three minutes," Caine said, moving closer. "You go first. And then me." "No," Sam said. "It can't be." "It can," Caine said. "It is. And you are… brother."
Author: Michael Grant
30. "And now, at last, gaiaphage and Nemesis stood facing each other."Why didn't you just . . . fade?" Gaia demanded plaintively."You hit me," Nemesis said. It was a little boy's voice coming from Caine's mouth. "And that's not okay."
Author: Michael Grant
31. "Jersey Shore has killed more brain cells than alcohol, cocaine, and meth combined."
Author: Michel Templet
32. "I think Michael Caine is a perfectly good actor but it's obvious he's not going to be in one of my films."
Author: Mike Leigh
33. "Then he smiles because he knows deep in his bones that his dad has gone and said something really funny probably. He kicks off his sheet and slides his feet into his slippers. Bunny sits in the living room, slumped low on the sofa, full of Geoffrey's Scotch and Poodle's cocaine."
Author: Nick Cave
34. "Pustiul latra uneori ca si cainii. Si, cum sa va spun, musca chiar de inima."
Author: Octavian Paler
35. "Because, sir, teaching young gentlemen has a dismal effect upon the soul.It exemplifies the badness of established, artificial authority. The pedagogue has almost absolute authority over pupils: he often beats them and insensibly he loses the sense of respect due to them as fellow human beings.He does them harm, but the harm they do him is far greater. He may easily become the all-knowing tyrant, always right, always virtuous; in any event he perpetually associates with his inferiors, the king of his company; and in a surprising short time alas this brands him with the mark of Cain. Have you ever known a schoolmaster fit to associate with grown men?"
Author: Patrick O'Brian
36. "Within himself Jack had not the slightest doubt of victory, but it would never do to let this conviction take the form of even unspoken words; it must remain in the state of that inward glow which had inhabited him ever since the retaking of the Africaine, and which had now increased to fill the whole of his heart - a glow that he believed to be his most private secret, although in fact it was evident to everyone aboard from Stephen Maturin to the adenoidal third-class boy who closed the muster-book."
Author: Patrick O'Brian
37. "He [James Cain] is every kind of writer I detest...a Proust in greasy overalls, a dirty little boy with a piece of chalk and a board fence and nobody looking."
Author: Raymond Chandler
38. "I incline to Cain's heresy," he used to say quaintly: "I let my brother go to the devil in his own way."
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
39. "Bien que Terron fût un homme qu'apparemment je ne pouvais appeler autrement qu'un fanatique religieux ; bien qu'il menât sa vie d'une manière qui m'était encore plus étrangère que celle de M. Mann ; et bien que souvent je fusse arrivé à conclure, presque contre ma volonté, qu'il n'était qu'un arnaqueur rusé de campagne en train d'exploiter mon curieux mélange de culpabilité (le raciste américain en moi) et d'amour pour l'ésotérique (l'intellectuel branché en moi), il semblait malgré tout capable de me prévoir, de connaître bien plus précisément que le vieil homme mes besoins, mes questions et mes inquiétudes. De fait, c'était cette capacité d'anticiper sur moi et le bien-être qu'elle me procurait qui me ramenaient sans cesse à croire qu'il était en train de me rouler. En tant que vieux puritain, je me devais de me méfier de tout ce qui m'apportait du bien-être. (p. 201)"
Author: Russell Banks
40. "I felt as though I were snorting cocaine, or rappelling down a cliffside, or cliffsurfing off a cliff of pure cocaine."
Author: Sam Lipsyte
41. "And I think more of a concern has been not within the campaign, the mistakes that were made, not being able to react to the circumstances that those mistakes created in a real positive and professional and helpful way for John McCain."
Author: Sarah Palin
42. "When you were strung outand I kissed youI imagined your moutha mound of cocaine,inhaling your breathlike powder as I pushed into you and you pulledme with your bruised thighs.Some nights we fucked soslowly I dissolvedlike a Quaalude in a glassof vodka, and you drankme down. We kept the room dark,so we could not seeeach other with our eyesrolled back - or was itbecause we did not wantto see ourselves.It's taken me too long to thinkof that, the way we neverthought the other would go,and then one nightI woke upsoberand yes,still there."
Author: Sean Thomas Dougherty
43. "This snowcone is giving me a brain sneeze. It's when your brain needs to sneeze, but it caint cause its a brain, so it just hurts."
Author: Si Robertson
44. "The old orchid hunter lay back on his pillow, his body limp... 'You'll curse the insects,' he said at least, 'and you'll curse the natives... The sun will burn you by day and the cold will shrivel you by night. You'll be racked by fever and tormented by a hundred discomforts, but you'll go on. For when a man falls in love with orchids, he'll do anything to possess the one he wants. It's like chasing a green-eyed woman or taking cocaine... it's a sort of madness..."
Author: Susan Orlean
45. "I am nothing but novocaine. I am numb, a world of nothing, all feeling and emotion gone forever. I am a whisper that never was."
Author: Tahereh Mafi
46. "1904 was the year the American Food and Drug people took the cocaine out of Coca-Cola, which gave us an alcoholic and death oriented generation of Yanks ideally equipped to fight WW II."
Author: Thomas Pynchon
47. "Southern gentleman," he said aside to him in Arabic. "Do you wish for me to continue this for you?"Caine's temper shifted to a low simmer in his chest. "Your way takes too long.""Ma'aleyk, and your way hurts my ears," he argued."
Author: V.S. Carnes
48. "When silence greeted her question, she looked at Caine—for that was how he saw himself in that moment and in all the moments after: his brother's murderer."
Author: V.S. Carnes
49. "Caine usually woke from the recurring dream mid-air, having yet to be dashed upon the rocks, whimpering and panting like a child crying for his mother. Now he lifted his eyes to a dark, empty room in Jizan and the unusual, lingering scent of roses, and wept in his hands for his Father."
Author: V.S. Carnes
50. "You always think another time would have been ideal for you . . . the reality is there was no novocaine when you went to the dentist."
Author: Woody Allen

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