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1. "Put football instead of cricket and she could have been me. She could have been Arwa, or Deena or any of the girls I grew up with here in Cairo in the Sixties. What difference do a hundred years — or a continent — make?"
Author: Ahdaf Soueif
2. "My dad was a diplomat and after living in America, where I was born, he was posted to Cairo."
Author: Arabella Weir
3. "This room is not well adapted as a cell, and Mr. Patrick Cairns occupies too large a portion of our carpet."
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
4. "My mother is from Cairo, Georgia. This makes everything she says sound like it went through a curling iron. Other people sound flat to my ear; their words just hang in the air. But when my mother says something, the ends curl."
Author: Augusten Burroughs
5. "Even the Australians don't know how beautiful their own country is. Particularly where we were shooting 'The Straits.' Most of my stuff was done on an aboriginal settlement on the south shore, opposite Cairns, which I believe was the site where the last person was eaten in Australia."
Author: Brian Cox
6. "O paciente precisa aprender a distinguir o eu do não-eu, isto é, da psique coletiva. Assim, adquire o material com que vai ter que se haver daí em diante e por muito tempo ainda. A energia antes aplicada de forma inaproveitável, patológica, encontra seu campo apropriado! Para diferenciar o eu do não-eu é indispensável que o homem — na função de eu — se conserve em terra firme, isto é, cumpra seu deverem relação à vida e, em todos os sentidos, manifesta sua vitalidade comomembro ativo da sociedade humana. Tudo quanto deixar de fazer nesse sentido cairá no inconsciente e reforçará a posição do mesmo. E ainda por cima ele se arrisca a ser engolido pelo inconsciente. Essa infração, porém, éseveramente punida."
Author: C.G. Jung
7. "This is the land of Narnia,' said the Faun, 'where we are now; all that lies between the lamp-post and the great castle of Cair Paravel on the eastern sea."
Author: C.S. Lewis
8. "The castle of Cair Paravel on its little hill towered up above them; before them were the sands, with rocks and little pools of salt water, and seaweed, and the smell of the sea and long miles of bluish-green waves breaking for ever and ever on the beach. And oh, the cry of the seagulls! Have you ever heard it? Can you remember?"
Author: C.S. Lewis
9. "Tirian, with his head against Jewel's flank, slept as soundly as if he were in his royal bed at Cair Paravel, till the sound of a gong beating awoke him and he sat up and saw that there was firelight on the far side of the stable and knew that the hour had come. "Kiss me, Jewel," he said. "For certainly this is our last night on earth. And if ever I offended against you in any matter great or small, forgive me now.""Dear King," said the Unicorn, "I could almost wish you had, so that I might forgive it. Farewell. We have known great joys together. If Aslan gave me my choice I would choose no other life than the life I have had and no other death than the one we go to."
Author: C.S. Lewis
10. "Era um dos efeitos colaterais da juventude: sair da inocência e ingenuidade da infância e cair na alienação umbigocêntrica daquela fase em que acreditamos que já somos adultos. Mas é somente isso, achismo e autoengano. Ainda há um longo caminho pela frente e muito a aprender. Muito mesmo."
Author: Camilo Gomes Jr.
11. "It wasn't the trip to Cairo that had caused the shift, scientists were convinced, or the divorce or desert trek. It was that Lisa had focused on changing just one habit—smoking—at first. Everyone in the study had gone through a similar process. By focusing on one pattern—what is known as a "keystone habit"—Lisa had taught herself how to reprogram the other routines in her life, as well."
Author: Charles Duhigg
12. "Cairn StoneThis is the rock he liftedto lay upon a cairnin a high place.This rock, warmed by the near sun,felt right, somehow, in his hand.He decided to carry it downto his mother, who lay in bed,recovering.It is so easy to pleasea mother. Just to think of herfor a moment, from a high place,and to carry that thought to herin the form of a stone."
Author: Claudia Putnam
13. "Yes,' Spade growled. 'And when you're slapped you'll take it and like it.' He released Cairo's wrist and with a thick open hand struck the side of his face three times savagely."
Author: Dashiell Hammett
14. "Joel Cairo: You always have a very smooth explanation ready.Sam Spade: What do you want me to do, learn to stutter?"
Author: Dashiell Hammett
15. "Hidup ini cair. Semesta ini bergerak. Realitas berubah."
Author: Dee
16. "Mungkin kopi itu terlambat momennya untuk dinikmati. Cairan itu mendingin dan sensasi kafein di dalamnya sudah memudar ditelan waktu. Kopi tersebut ditinggalkan begitu saja. Terabaikan."
Author: Devania Annesya
17. "Kubisikkan pada Cairo, aku tak akan mengucapkan selamat tinggal, tetapi kukatakan aku akan kembali, menaklukkan indahmu dan kesempurnaanmu yang belum sempat kujelajahi."
Author: Dian Nafi
18. "Este governo não há de cair -porque não é um edifício. Tem de sair com benzina - porque é uma nódoa!"
Author: Eça De Queirós
19. "You should leave her entirely."Caire's mouth twisted humourlessly. "I find I cannot.""Why?" St. John shook his head. "She isn't even your type.""What is my type?"St. John glanced away. They both knew well enough the kind of women Caire favoured."There's something about her," Caire said in a low voice. "She cares for everyone about her, yet neglects herself. I want to be the one who cares for her."
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
20. "O meu sentimento é cinzaDa minha imaginação,E eu deixo cair a cinzaNo cinzeiro da Razão."
Author: Fernando Pessoa
21. "Cortejo as palavras para cair na graça dos seus amores tal qual um aristocrata burguês trocando gracejos com uma dama da nobreza a fim de ascensão social por meio de matrimônio."
Author: Filipe Russo
22. "Quem se posterga se posterga sob a posteridade, saiba o momento de subir solene; quem se precipita se precipita sobre o precipício, saiba a hora de cair matando."
Author: Filipe Russo
23. "Lagrimas ocultas Lagrimas ocultasSe me ponho a cismar em outras erasEm que ri e cantei, em que era q'rida,Parece-me que foi noutras esferas,Parece-me que foi numa outra vida...E a minha triste boca doloridaQue dantes tinha o rir das Primaveras,Esbate as linhas graves e severasE cai num abandono de esquecida!E fico, pensativa, olhando o vago...Toma a brandura plácida dum lagoO meu rosto de monja de marfim...E as lágrimas que choro, branca e calma,Ninguém as vê brotar dentro da alma!Ninguém as vê cair dentro de mim!"
Author: Florbela Espanca
24. "Or awa' upon Islay, in January, the wind was honed to a cutting edge across the queer flatness of Loch Gorm and the strand and fields 'round. The roe deer had taken shelter in good time and the brown trout had sought deeper waters. An auld ram alone huddled against the wind, that had swept clear the skies even of eagle, windcuffer, and goose. The scent of saltwater rode the wind over the freshwater loch, and the dry field-grasses rattled, and there was the memory of peat upon the air: a whisky wind in Islay. The River Leòig was forced back upon itself as the wind whipped the loch to whitecaps; only the cairn and the Standing Stones stood unyielding in the blast as of old."
Author: G.M.W. Wemyss
25. "(...) Ah, sim! Todo o sofrimento pertencia ao tempo, da mesma forma que todos os receios e tormentos com que as pessoas se afligiam a si próprias. Todas e quaisquer dificuldades, tudo quanto houvesse de hostil no mundo, sumir-se-ia, cairia derrotado, logo que o homem triunfasse sobre o tempo, logrando arredá-lo pelo pensamento."
Author: Hermann Hesse
26. "Sua alma desmaiava lentamente, enquanto ele ouvia a neve cair suave através do universo, cair brandamente, como se lhes descesse a hora final, sobre todos os vivos e todos os mortos."
Author: James Joyce
27. "I found a Cairn Terrier online. It's perfect.""A what?""Pidge is from Kansas. It's the same kind of dog Dorothy had in the Wizard of Oz."Shepley's face was blank. "The Wizard of Oz.""What? I liked the scarecrow when I was a little kid, shut the fuck up.""It's going to crap every where, Travis. It'll bark and whine and … I don't know.""So does America … minus the crapping."
Author: Jamie McGuire
28. "That done, I sank into an uneasy sleep wherein I dreamed of an assembly line of pale, bloodless girls walking down an endless dark street and moaning softly for help. Somewhere, toward the edge of my inner vision, a shadowy figure pursued them with long, beckoning arms.Goddamn booze!Somewhere in the midst of this ghoulish girl parade Cairncross materialized and hung a garland of garlic around my neck, glaring at me with his good eye and intoning, 'Go and sin no more.' Vincenzo appeared at Cairncross' side and together they laughed insanely, then vanished in a puff of sulphurous smoke.I made several high-minded resolutions, muttered half-heard but sincere-sounding prayers to all the recently deposed saints, thrashed and rolled clean off the bed.I might just as well have stayed up."
Author: Jeff Rice
29. "I used to do volunteer work in poor areas of Cairo, and people would gather their money together to get a satellite dish. You'd see them huddling around and for the first time seeing issues being debated on TV that had never been talked about before. And that is the biggest promoter of democracy you could possibly have."
Author: Jehane Noujaim
30. "There are these very poor communities on the outskirts of Cairo called Mokattam, where a lot of the garbage collectors live. I used to volunteer there, doing health and education work when I was younger and living in Egypt."
Author: Jehane Noujaim
31. "Aquele que já está no chão não precisa de cair; Aquele que desceu ao mais baixo não precisa de ter orgulho."
Author: John Bunyan
32. "É possível avançar por ruas durante toda a vida, perder as forças nas pernas, cair de joelhos e morrer, transformar-se lentamente, com a chuva, com os anos, no empedrado da calçada, diluir-se entre as pedras, como pó, como água, desaparecer."
Author: José Luís Peixoto
33. "Dawkins mentioned two mechanisms: the theory of the ‘primeval soup' and the Cairns-Smith theory. He discussed the latter in some detail. Since no one has computed, for either theory, the chances of the events occurring, Dawkins could not tell us what those chances are. The mechanisms of both theories, however, have every appearance of being very improbably – even to the point of being impossible."
Author: Lee Spetner
34. "Recently Mr. Mawdsley's donkey escaped from his stall, raced down the road, and somehow found his way into an enclosed pasture. Mr. Caird's prized mare was innocently grazing when the ill-bred seducer had his way with her. Now it appears the mare has conceived, and a feud is raging between Caird, who demands financial compensation, and Mawdsley, who insists that had the pasture fencing been in better repair, the clandestine meeting would never have occurred. Worse still, it has been suggested that the mare is a shameless lightskirt and did not try nearly hard enough to preserve her virtue."
Author: Lisa Kleypas
35. "É melhor cair das nuvens que de um segundo andar"
Author: Machado De Assis
36. "Não te irrites se te pagarem mal um benefício: antes cair das nuvens, que de um terceiro andar."
Author: Machado De Assis
37. "Há muitas pessoas que não conseguem fazer escolhas nem tomar decisões. Preferem ser conduzidas pela vida, encostando-se às circunstâncias, aproveitando o melhor que a sorte trouxer, e depois logo se vê. Mas que o faz geralmente acaba por cair. Podemos escolher passar pela vida ou deixar que a vida passe por nós, podemos ser proactivos ou reactivos, podemos arriscar ou adiar, mas tudo isso tem muito mais a ver com a educação e com o carácter de cada um, portanto talvez nem sequer seja uma questão de opção."
Author: Margarida Rebelo Pinto
38. "Radicals have value, at least; they can move the center. On a scale of 1 to 5, 3 is moderate, 1 and 5 the hardliners. But if a good radical takes it up to 9, then 5 becomes the new center. I already saw it working in the American Muslim community. For years women were neglected in mosques, denied entrance to the main prayer halls and relegated to poorly maintained balconies and basements. It was only after a handdful of Muslim feminists raised "lunatic fringe" demands like mixed-gender prayers with men and women standing together and even women imams giving sermons and leading men in prayer that major organizations such as ISNA and CAIR began to recognize the "moderate" concerns and deal with the issue of women in mosques. I've taken part in the woman-led prayer movement, both as a writer and as a man who prays behind women, happy to be the extremist who makes moderate reform seem less threatening. Insha'Allah, what's extreme today will not be extreme tomorrow."
Author: Michael Muhammad Knight
39. "After that month in Cairo she was muted, read constantly, kept more to herself, as if something had occurred or she realized suddenly that wondrous thing about the human being, it can change. She did not have to remain a socialite who had married an adventurer. She was discovering herself. It was painful to watch, because Clifton could not see it, her self-education."
Author: Michael Ondaatje
40. "General sentiment, had a poll been taken, was that eventually the negative media would die down, Egypt's head of antiquities would return to Cairo, and St. Louis would enjoy her treasure. But treasures sometimes have a higher price than their acquisition cost."
Author: Michele Bonnell
41. "Muslims and Christians can work together to depose dictators and assert the power of the people. We've seen it happen on the Tahrir Square in Cairo during the 2011 revolution in Egypt, with devout Muslims and Coptic Christians protesting side by side."
Author: Miroslav Volf
42. "I am an Egyptian Muslim, educated in Cairo and New York, and now living in Vienna. My wife and I have spent half our lives in the North, half in the South. And we have experienced first hand the unique nature of the human family and the common values we all share."
Author: Mohamed ElBaradei
43. "When you have half of Caironese in slums, when you don't have clean water, when you don't have a sewer system, when you don't have electricity, and on top of that you live under one of the most repressive regimes right now... Well, put all that together, and it's a ticking bomb. It's not of a question of threat; it is question of looking around at the present environment and making a rational prognosis."
Author: Mohamed ElBaradei
44. "All writing is by the grace of God. People do not deserve to have good writing, they are so pleased with bad. In these sentences that you show me, I can find no beauty, for I see death in every clause and every word. There is a fossil or a mummy character which pervades this book. The best sepulchers, the vastest catacombs, Thebes and Cairo, Pyramids, are sepulchers to me. I like gardens and nurseries. Give me initiative, spermatic, prophesying, man-making words."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
45. "When rivers flooded, when fire fell from the sky, what a fine place the library was, the many rooms, the books. With luck, no one found you. How could they!--when you were off to Tanganyika in '98, Cairo in 1812, Florence in 1492!?"
Author: Ray Bradbury
46. "Fred Astaire. Not a handsome man. He said himself he couldn't sing. He was balding his whole life. He danced like a cheetah runs with the grace of the first creation. I mean, that first week. On one of those days God created Fred Astaire. Saturday maybe, since that was the day for the pictures. When you s Fred you felt better about everything. He was a cure. He was bottled in the films and all around the earth, from Castlebar to Cairo, he healed the halt and the blind. That's the gospel truth. St. Fred. Fred the Redeemer."
Author: Sebastian Barry
47. "Iraq was already in the grip of a bloody insurgency against British rule. Churchill therefore called a conference in Cairo to hand over a certain amount of power to Arab rulers under British influence."
Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore
48. "Dès l'origine de l'humanité, leur privilège biologique a permis aux mâles de s'affirmer seuls comme sujets souverains; ils n'ont jamais abdiqué ce privilège (...) Condamnée à jouer le rôle de l'Autre, la femme était aussi condamnée à ne posséder qu'une puissance précaire: esclave ou idole ce n'est jamais elle qui a choisi son lot."
Author: Simone De Beauvoir
49. "...de vermos qualquer coisa de sólido em vez deste vazio pavoroso neste espaço cuja extensão atroz nunca ousámos imaginar enquanto vivíamos no nosso buraco, porque é como um poço sem fundo; debruçamo-nos cada vez mais, a tal ponto que acabamos por cair, e uma vez caídos, continuamos a cair toda a vida sem termos outra coisa para viver além dessa queda sem fim, até ao dia em que morremos em plena queda sem jamais chegarmos a atingir fundo algum, porque somos aniquilados durante a nossa própria queda e devorados pelo vazio depois de termos desesperadamente tentando dar-lhes sentido esforçando-nos para chegar ao fundo"
Author: Stig Dagerman
50. "I've got to be careful what I say but Glenn Mulcaire was a blagger and a phone hacker."
Author: Thomas Watson Jr.

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The weather turned. Her skin seemed to grow a million extra pores, and all of them opened to take in the warmth and tenderness of the air. The sun on her face made her want to cry. Into all those millions of open pores came the sunshine, and other feelings as well. In and out. She was porous."
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