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1. "For Mercier, it was the ceremony of the mass that eased his soul: the sweetish smoke trailing from the censer, the ringing of the bell, the Latin incantations of the priest. In Warsaw, he attended early mass, at a small church near the apartment, once or twice a month, confessing to his vocational sins – duplicity, for example – in the oblique forms provided by Catholic protocol. He'd grown up an untroubled believer, but the war had put an end to that. What God could permit such misery and slaughter? But, in time, he had found consolation in a God beyond understanding and prayed for those he'd lost, for those he loved, and for an end to evil in the world." ? Alan Furst, The Spies of Warsaw"
Author: Alan Furst
2. "The participation of the people in their own government was the more significant, because the colonies actually had what England only seemed to have, - three departments of government."
Author: Albert Bushnell Hart
3. "All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant."
Author: Aldous Huxley
4. "I am getting nowhere with you and I can't let you go and I cant get through."
Author: Ani DiFranco
5. "Long marriages have ended in ruin over tiny and insignificant grievances that were never properly aired and instead grew into a brittle barnacle of hatred."
Author: Augusten Burroughs
6. "The decision to be positive is not one that disregards or belittles the sadness that exists. It is rather a conscious choice to focus on the good and to cultivate happiness--genuine happiness. Happiness is not a limited resource. And when we devote our energy and time to trivial matters, and choose to stress over things that ultimately are insignificant. From that point, we perpetuate our own sadness, and we lose sight of the things that really make us happy and rationalize our way out of doing amazing things."
Author: Christopher Aiff
7. "Over the years, Americans in particular have been all too willing to squander their hard-earned independence and freedom for the illusion of feeling safe under someone else's authority. The concept of self-sufficiency has been undermined in value over a scant few generations. The vast majority of the population seems to look down their noses upon self-reliance as some quaint dusty relic, entertained only by the hyperparanoid or those hopelessly incapable of fitting into mainstream society."
Author: Cody Lundin
8. "You can tell it any way you want but that's the way it is. I should of done it and I didn't. And some part of me has never quit wishin I could go back. And I cant. I didn't know you could steal your own life. And I didn't know that it would bring you no more benefit than about anything else you might steal. I think I done the best with it I knew how but it still wasn't mine. It never has been."
Author: Cormac McCarthy
9. "Primarily, shapeshifters of the animal variety remain true to animal kingdom rules in their sexual behaviors. I cant say Ive ever seen two male shack up, set up housekeeping, and make crème brûlée together in their nest of love."
Author: Dakota Cassidy
10. "Developmental issues, such as being adopted or experiencing a significant loss or trauma as a child, are also significant. Children often believe that they are the center of the universe and that if something bad happens, such as if a mother gets cancer, a child may think it is her fault and spend the rest of her life racked with guilt. Past successes and failures are a part of this circle, as are hope and a sense of worth and personal power or control."
Author: Daniel G. Amen
11. "Haste denies all acts their dignity.(Purgatorio, Canto III, line 11)"
Author: Dante Alighieri
12. "He who best discerns the worth of time is most distressed whenever time is lost. Purgatorio, Canto III, lines 77-78)"
Author: Dante Alighieri
13. "This letter isn't to mark any significant point in your life or mine. This letter is Just Because…Just Because."
Author: Darnell Lamont Walker
14. "If you haven't signed anything, you cant be ripped off."
Author: Dave Sim
15. "If, by happiness, you mean the absence of adversity I and all fabricants are the happiest stratum in corpocracy as genomicists insist. However, if happiness means the conquest of adversity or a sense of purpose, or the xercise of one's will to power, then of all Nea So Copros's slaves we surely are the most miserable."
Author: David Mitchell
16. "The longer we go without strong leadership from the Administration and until we see significant progress in the day-to-day lives of the Iraqi people, the more difficult it will become to sustain the support of the American people and Congress for the current course."
Author: Dennis Cardoza
17. "I try to keep in mind" I recite dryly as I run the front sight of my pistol over his face, "that my life is only as significant, as I am to the lives of others."He's sobbing and won't look up from the floor so I lean close to his ear and ask softly, "Would you say that I'm significant to your life?"
Author: Dennis Sharpe
18. "Masjid Nabawi,indah, cantik, nyaman, menyenangkan, menyejukkan.sorga di atas bumi."
Author: Dian Nafi
19. "You know it's only 50 miles from Grand River to Canton, but it took me 67 years to travel that distance."
Author: Don Shula
20. "Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain."
Author: Edward De Bono
21. "[Poetry] was a form of incantation, a means of welding the world inside his head to the one that surrounded him, words the fiery chain that bound it all together."
Author: Elizabeth Hand
22. "My first goal was to work up enough nerve to ask some of the most ridiculous questions I'd ever asked in my life. Here's how I pictured that conversation going:Me: Do you know Gavin MacKenzie?Country person: Who's askin'?Me: His wife.Country person: - vacant look - crickets -"
Author: Elle Casey
23. "Economists actually disagree about whether there are significant economic returns from attending an elite college versus a less-selective one."
Author: Emily Oster
24. "Julia used to say, 'Poor Sebastian. It's something chemical in him.' That was the cant phrase of the time, derived from heaven knows what misconception of popular science. 'There's something chemical between them' was used to explain the overmastering hate or love of any two people. It was the old concept of determinism in a new form. I do not believe there was anything chemical in my friend."
Author: Evelyn Waugh
25. "She had achieved the elusiveness that gives hidden significance to the least significant remarks."Is it like you felt toward me in Paris?""I feel comfortable and happy when I'm with you. In Paris it was different. But you never know how you once felt. Do you?"
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
26. "E pur si muove. (Albeit It does move.)[What Galileo purportedly muttered after torturers forced him to recant his theory that the earth orbits the sun.]"
Author: Galileo Galilei
27. "The next day brought more visitors. Sarah was eating a simple luncheon with Charis, Ariel, and Guinevere and was experiencing for the first time in her life the pleasure of talking freely with other girls she trusted. It wasn't that they talked about anything of importance. Indeed, most of their conversation was hopelessly trivial- Mordecai would have shaken his head sadly over such frivolity, Sarah reflected with an inward smile. But to talk so openly, and to laugh so unrestrainedly, was somehow far more significant than any single thing that was said."
Author: Gerald Morris
28. "No, but if I were an illegal, experimental replicant hiding the truth of an international conspiracy I would try and put myself out of the way of those investigating it, wouldn't you? I don't think hiding under a bed will be very successful. But, if you've any better idea of what the deadly robot assassin is up to, please feel free to act upon it."
Author: Guy Haley
29. "Exactamente lo mismo me pasó, años después con el baile. Mis hermanas eras todas grandes bailarinas, y yo tenía buen oído, como ellas, al menos para cantar, pero cuando ellas me invitaba a bailar, yo ponía el acento del baile donde no era, con una arritmia total, o con el mismo ritmo de las risas de ellas cuando me veían mover los pies."
Author: Héctor Abad Faciolince
30. "No podía evitar sentirme apenada e incómoda y ahora tendría que ver el paisaje mientras él se bañaba. No sé con qué intención lo había hecho, pero de lo que si estaba segura, era que la escena sería una tentación y no sabía hasta qué punto mi cuerpo y mi mente lo resistirían. Estaba estremeciéndome y comencé a sentir una calor sofocante, al mismo tiempo que mi piel estaba fría. Ya no podía controlar mi cuerpo. Esto nunca me había pasado, con nadie más."
Author: Itxa Bustillo
31. "You're better looking than me. You're more intelligent than me. Your personality is more likable than mine. You make more money than me. Your family is nicer than mine. Your religion is better than mine. You've seen more beaches than me. You've been to more cities than me. Your automobile is nicer than mine. Your significant other is better looking than mine. Your candidate won. Your home team won. You're number one. But life is a tie. We all die."
Author: Jason Daniel Chaplin
32. "Sólo Dios sabe cuánto me cuesta mirar y remirar tantos encantos, sin atreverme a extender mis manos hacia ella. Apoderarse de lo que se ofrece a nuestra vista y nos embelesa, ¿no es un instinto propio de la humanidad? ¿No se esfuerza el niño por coger cuanto le gusta? Y yo..?"
Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
33. "Hay gente que se enamora de los pájaros. Te enamoras de su canto, de sus alas, de su forma de volar o de cazar. Entonces te lo quedas y lo encierras en una jaula de madera. Lo miras cada mañana, le sonríes, pero el pájaro deja de volar, de cazar, de cantar. Sus alas se marchitan, y un día, sin saber por qué, despiertas y dejas de mirarlo. Ya no te importa si es feliz, si le brillas los ojos; te limitas a alimentarlo, toleras su presencia y te acostumbras a el, pero el pájaro ha perdido sus encantos. cansado del pájaro te enamorarás de otro lobo, con otros encantos..."
Author: Jordi Balaguer
34. "Varian rubbed the back of his head where his lump was growing significantly. "Not that I particularly want to defend Merrick, but those little rocks did happen to hurt. Thank the gods for armor." Merewyn gave him a sweet, sympathetic pout. "Poor baby." She reached up to rub his sore spot, but honestly he'd much rather have her rub something else that was bothering him. The touch of her hand made his entire body break out into chills. Not to mention that the smell of her so close played total havoc with his hormones. He honestly wanted to curl up beside her and start purring like a cat. More than that, he had a vicious need to nibble her body until he was drunk on her scent. And there was a thought that made him glad he was wearing his armor again since it kept his erection hidden from the ones around him. Stepping away from her before he actually did purr, he looked at Merrick. "What other nasty surprises do we have in store for us?"
Author: Kinley MacGregor
35. "—Las almas muertas solo sueñan con la muerte —dijo el resucitador al emperador—. Los sueños insignificantes son para los hombres insginificantes. La vida es la que se expande para llenar los mundos."
Author: Laini Taylor
36. "As a very young girl, I understood that the interior activities of the home are as significant as the exterior activities of society."
Author: Laura Esquivel
37. "Ahora tu debes decidir-concluyó Oki-si seguirás siendo una oyente, o, por el contrario, saldrás en busca de tu propia historiaDonde los árboles cantan, pro Laura Gallego (Página 216)"
Author: Laura Gallego García
38. "- Apesto a dragón. - Es parte de tu encanto."
Author: Laura Gallego García
39. "Loss is a significant force that can serve as a catalyst for change. It can bring about an awakening, drawing out something sacred within us."
Author: Mark Ireland
40. "In the state of Alabama we have a significant number of illegal aliens that are leaving our state as occurred in Arizona after they got tough on illegal aliens."
Author: Mo Brooks
41. "If we get the donations, I think we're going to raise a significant amount of money; some will be used for some administered costs, but the public portion of that will go directly into grants."
Author: Montel Williams
42. "We do not measure a culture based on its output of undisguised trivialities, but what it claims as significant."
Author: Neil Postman
43. "If beheading is the medicine of headache, no man can live; why cant you find the real way out?"
Author: Oladosu Feyikogbon
44. "You cant have dippy egg and toast if the eggisn't dippy!"
Author: Peluboy1
45. "I have failed to be an appropriate model for Christian conduct many times. At significant points, when I should have led by example, I failed to embody the very principles I publicly affirm. I have been intolerant, greedy, slothful, and even dishonest. Were someone to say I was an example for how others should live, I would be flattered but would know their assessment was inaccurate. To say Jesus is 'only an example,' as if that were a small thing, underestimates not only the profound difficulty of serving such a role, but also discounts its rarity."
Author: Philip Gulley
46. "We stare vacantly into our own future, frightened of all that time confiscates from us. We lament the theft of our beauty, youth, and loved-ones. And yet we somehow overlook the many ways in which we deprive ourselves: through anxiety and worry, we rob our hearts of peace and tranquility, as we sever the thin threads which tether us to the source of our creation."
Author: Shakieb Orgunwall
47. "It's as if scientists exert every effort of will they possess deliberately to find the least significant problems in the world and explain them. Art matters. Happiness matters. Love matters. Good matters. Evil matters. Slam the fridge door. They are the only things that matter and they are of course precisely the things that science goes out of its way to ignore."
Author: Stephen Fry
48. "A confronto del più insignificante essere umano che posi effettivamente il piede sulla faccia della terra e vi proietti la sua ombra", avrebbe affermato Hardy, "anche la più sagace caratterizzazione in un romanzo non è che un mucchio d'ossa." Io lo capivo perchè era così che mi sentivo in quegli interminabili giorni di deriva: un mucchio d'ossa."
Author: Stephen King
49. "When you wake up from a dream you have only a few precious moments before the details of the dream begin to dissipate and the memory fades.Not all dreams are significant or worth remembering.But the ones that are . . . happen again.So, wait for the dream to return. And never be afraid. Instead, consider it an opportunity to learn something profound and possibly wondrous about yourself."
Author: Vera Nazarian
50. "He got out of bed and peeped through the blinds. To the east and opposite to him gardens and an apple-orchard lay, and there in strange liquid tranquility hung the morning star, and rose, rilling into the dusk of night the first grey of dawn. The street beneath its autumn leaves was vacant, charmed, deserted."
Author: Walter De La Mare

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