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1. "Sleep is a very capricious goddess, and it is precisely when she is invoked that she delays coming.- Page 184"
Author: Alexandre Dumas
2. "We wear a lot of labels in our lives, and it's so very easy to be defined by them. We have grown somehow accustomed to thinking of ourselves as a size eight or a size fourteen, as a capricorn or a taurus, as single or in love."
Author: Ally Carter
3. "When he had ended, the holy hermit was a moment silent, then said: "My son, I have attended to thy story and I know the maiden. I have myself seen her, as have many. Know, then, that she is capricious for she imposeth conditions that man cannot fulfill, and delinquency is punished by desertion. She cometh only when unsought, and will not be questioned. One manifestation of curiosity, one sign of doubt, one expression of misgiving, and she is away!"
Author: Ambrose Bierce
4. "Sabe qual é o problema? Encontramo-nos na última de três gerações que a História tem o capricho de repetir de quando em quando. A primeira precisa de um Deus, e inventa-o. A segunda ergue templos a esse Deus e tenta imitá-lo. E a terceira utiliza o mármore desses templos para construir prostíbulos onde adorar a sua própria cobiça, a sua luxúria e a sua baixeza. E é assim que aos deuses e aos heróis sucedem sempre, inevitavelmente, os medíocres, os cobardes e os imbecis."
Author: Arturo Pérez Reverte
5. "Life in the Islamic Republic was as capricious as the month of April, when short periods of sunshine will suddenly give way to showers and storms."
Author: Azar Nafisi
6. "I sovrani deboli sono una maledizione in terra, tuttavia i nostri giuramenti sono fatti ai sovrani, ragionai; se non facessimo giuramenti, non avremmo leggi, e se non avessimo leggi, ci sarebbe solo anarchia. Perciò dobbiamo legarci mediante le leggi e con in giuramenti attenerci alle leggi; se un uomo potesse cambiare i sovrani a capriccio, allora potrebbe trascurare i giuramenti fatti a un sovrano scomodo; i sovrani sono necessari perché è necessario avere leggi immutabili."
Author: Bernard Cornwell
7. "The loss of transcendence has left in its wake the flotsam of distrustful, cynical Christians, angry at a capricious God, and the jetsam of smug bibilolatrists who claim to know precisely what God is thinking and exactly what he plans to do."
Author: Brennan Manning
8. "Creí que podría describir una <>, elaborar un mapa de la tristeza. Pero la tristeza no se ha revelado sino como un proceso. No es un mapa lo que requiere, es una historia; y si no dejo de escribir esta historia en un momento determinado, por caprichoso que sea, no habría razón para que dejara de escribir nunca. La pena es como un valle dilatado y sinuoso, que a cada curva puede revelar un paisaje totalmente nuevo. Pero no todas las curvas lo hacen, como ya he dejado dicho. A veces la sorpresa que recibimos es justamente la contraria; se nos brinda una clase de panorama idéntico al que creíamos haber dejado muchas millas atrás. Entonces es cuando se pregunta uno si el valle no será una trinchera circular. No lo es. Se dan recurrencias parciales, pero la misma secuencia no se repite."
Author: C.S. Lewis
9. "Life is an endless recruiting of witnesses. It seems we need to be observed in our postures of extravagance or shame, we need attention paid to us. Our own memory is altogether too cherishing, which is the kindest thing I can say for it. Other are required, other perspectives, but even so our most important ceremonies – birth, love, and death – are secured by whomever and whatever is available. What chance, what caprice!"
Author: Carol Shields
10. "I remember when your name was just another name that rolled without thought off my tongue.Now, I can't look at your name without an abundance of sentiment attached to each lettter.Your name, which I played with so carelessly, so easily, has somehow become sacred to my lips.A name I won't throw around lightheartedly or repeat without deep thought.And if ever I speak of you, I use the English language to describe who you were to me. You are nameless, because those letters grouped together in that familiar form….. carries too much meaning for my capricious heart."
Author: Coco J. Ginger
11. "...si alguien quiere a la Emmi que no seesfuerza por ser buena, que más bien da rienda suelta a sus flaquezas habitualmentereprimidas, con más razón querrá a Emmi tal como ella vive, porque sabe que hasta cierto punto uno sólo puede pedirle a los demás que sean lo que es uno: un montónde caprichos, un cúmulo de dudas de sí mismo, una combinación de divergencias."
Author: Daniel Glattauer
12. "Jack Hogenbaum, a.k.a. "Leo D. Nardo, Your Titanic Lover," was the star of Ladies' Nights at the club. He'd been packing them in since the movie. He looked like Leonardo DiCaprio. Well, sort of. At least his brown hair hung down over his forehead on the left side, he had soulful eyes, and when he danced, he could do stuff with a life preserver you never dreamed."
Author: Elaine Viets
13. "Quanto alla felicità, la maggioranza di noi riesce a resisterle; I'infelicità è ben altrimenti insidiosa. L'avete assaporata? Non ne sarete mai sazi; la cercherete con avidità e, preferibilmente, là dove non si trova; e allora là la proietterete, visto che senza infelicità tutto vi sembrerebbe inutile e opaco. Ovunque essa si trovi, scaccia il mistero o lo rende luminoso. L'infelicità che è sapore e chiave delle cose, accidente e ossessione, capriccio e necessità, vi farà amare I'apparenza in ciò che questa ha di più potente, di più durevole e di più vero, e lì vi terrà per sempre avvinti perché, « intensa » per natura, è, come ogni « intensità », servitù, assoggettamento."
Author: Emil Cioran
14. "However much I have frequented the mystics, deep down I have always sided with the Devil; unable to equal him in power, I have tried to be worthy of him, at least, in insolence, acrimony, arbitrariness, and caprice."
Author: Emil Cioran
15. "I obeyed, so far as to quit the chamber; when, ignorant where the narrow lobbies led, I stood still, and was witness, involuntarily, to a piece of superstition on the part of my landlord which belied, oddly, his apparent sense. He got on to the bed, and wrenched open the lattice, bursting, as he pulled at it, into an uncontrollable passion of tears. 'Come in! come in!' he sobbed. 'Cathy, do come. Oh, do - ONCE more! Oh! my heart's darling! hear me THIS time, Catherine, at last!' The spectre showed a spectre's ordinary caprice: it gave no sign of being; but the snow and wind whirled wildly through, even reaching my station, and blowing out the light."
Author: Emily Brontë
16. "When people ask me about being portrayed onscreen by Leonardo DiCaprio, I always say, 'I love it - no matter how old I get, people are going to think that's what I look like.'"
Author: Frank Abagnale
17. "Now, I did know a certain young lady of the 'romantic' generation of not so long ago who, after being mysteriously in love for several years with a certain gentleman whom she could have married at any time without the least difficulty, suddenly broke off their relationship, inventing for herself all manner of insurmountable obstacles, and one stormy night plunged from a high, precipitous cliff into a fairly deep and fast-flowing river, where she perished from her own caprice solely through her attempt to imitate Shakespeare's Ophelia, for, had the precipice, which she had long before singled out and been compulsively drawn to, been less picturesque, and had there been only a prosaically flat bank in its stead, perhaps there would have been no suicide at all."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
18. "One's own free unfettered choice, one's own caprice, however wild it may be, one's own fancy worked up at times to frenzy -- is that very "most advantageous advantage" which we have overlooked, which comes under no classification and against which all systems and theories are continually being shattered to atoms. And how do these wiseacres know that man wants a normal, a virtuous choice? What has made them conceive that man must want a rationally advantageous choice? What man wants is simply independent choice, whatever that independence may cost and wherever it may lead. And choice, of course, the devil only knows what choice."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
19. "[John Clare's] father was a casual farm labourer, his family never more than a few days' wages from the poorhouse. Clare himself, from early childhood, scraped a living in the fields. He was schooled capriciously, and only until the age of 12, but from his first bare contact fell wildly in love with the written word. His early poems are remarkable not only for the way in which everything he sees flares into life, but also for his ability to pour his mingled thoughts and observations on to the page as they occur, allowing you, as perhaps no other poet has done, to watch the world from inside his head. Read The Nightingale's Nest, one of the finest poems in the English language, and you will see what I mean.("John Clare, poet of the environmental crisis 200 years ago" in The Guardian.)"
Author: George Monbiot
20. "Because the Illinois death penalty system is arbitrary and capricious - and therefore immoral - I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death."
Author: George Ryan
21. "«Quanto pesa una lacrima?»«Secondo: la lacrima di un bambino capriccioso pesa meno del vento, quella di un bambino affamato pesa più di tutta la terra.»"
Author: Gianni Rodari
22. "Love is the most melodious of all harmonies and the sentiment of love is innate. Woman is a delightful instrument of pleasure, but it is necessary to know its trembling strings, to study the position of them, the timid keyboard, the fingering so changeful and capricious which befits it."
Author: Honoré De Balzac
23. "Life is capricious and cruel and totally fucking random and there is no hope of finding meaning in a nightmare."
Author: Hugh Howey
24. "Often I've thought of myself as a state; a country or, at the very least, a city. It used to seem to me that the different ways I felt sometimes about ideas, courses of action and so on were like the differing political moods that countries go through. It has always seemed to me that people vote in a new government not because they actually agree with their politics but just because they want a change. Somehow they think that things will be better under the new lot. Well, people are stupid, but it all seems to have more to do with mood, caprice and atmosphere than carefully thought-out arguments. I can feel the same sort of thing going on in my head. Sometimes the thoughts and feelings I had didn't really agree with each other, so I decided I must be lots of different people inside my brain."
Author: Iain Banks
25. "Mother Goose will show newcomers to this world how astonishing, beautiful, capricious, dancy, eccentric, funny, goluptious, haphazard, intertwingled, joyous, kindly, loving, melodious, naughty, outrageous, pomsidillious, querimonious, romantic, silly, tremendous, unexpected, vertiginous, wonderful, x-citing, yo-heave-ho-ish, and zany it is."
Author: Iona Opie
26. "Although people call love a capricious and unaccountable emotion that arises like an illness, nonetheless it has its own laws and reasons, like everything else. If these laws have been little studied so far, that is because a person struck down by love is in no condition to observe with a scholar's eye as the impression steals into his soul and shackles his emotions like a dream, as first his eyes go blind, at which moment his pulse and then his heart begin beating harder, all of a sudden there arises as of yesterday an undying devotion, the desire to sacrifice oneself; one's I gradually vanishes and crosses over into him or her; the mind becomes wither unusually dull or unusually sharp; the will surrenders to the will of another; and the head bows, the knees shake and the tears and fever come."
Author: Ivan Goncharov
27. "North is a powerful man, and you're still connected to him." Flo frowned. "Probably sexual memory, those Capricorns are insatiable. Well, you know. Sea Goat. And of course, you're a Fish. You'll end up back in bed with him."Andie slammed the car door. "You know what I'd like for Christmas, Flo? Boundaries. You can gift me early if you'd like."
Author: Jennifer Crusie
28. "Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. On the one hand the standard of right and wrong, on the other the chain of causes and effects, are fastened to their throne. They govern us in all we do, in all we say, in all we think: every effort we can make to throw off our subjection, will serve but to demonstrate and confirm it. In words a man may pretend to abjure their empire: but in reality he will remain subject to it all the while. The principle of utility recognizes this subjection, and assumes it for the foundation of that system, the object of which is to rear the fabric of felicity by the hands of reason and of law. Systems which attempt to question it, deal in sounds instead of sense, in caprice instead of reason, in darkness instead of light."
Author: Jeremy Bentham
29. "The astrologers and historians write that the ascendant as of Oxford is Capricornus, whose lord is Saturn, a religious planet, and patron of religious men."
Author: John Aubrey
30. "Oh, Fortuna, you capricious sprite!"
Author: John Kennedy Toole
31. "La Méditerranée n'est qu'un lac, comparée aux vastes plaines liquides du Pacifique, mais c'est un lac capricieux, aux flots changeants, aujourd'hui propice et caressant pour la frêle tartane qui semble flotter entre le double outremer des eaux et du ciel, demain, rageur, tourmenté, démonté par les vents, brisants les plus forts navires de ses lames courtes qui les frappent à coups précipités."
Author: Jules Verne
32. "Ia apostar que vai ali uma inteligência - disse Henrique (...) - algum desses grandes espíritos, que vivem e morrem ignorados, porque os não aquece o sol do favor público, nem os bafeja a aura da moda caprichosa. É terra de maravilhas, esta, ao que estou vendo."
Author: Júlio Dinis
33. "If Kate Winslet had been the Duff, Leonardo DiCaprio wouldn't have been after her in Titanic and that could have saved all of us a lot of tears."
Author: Kody Keplinger
34. "I'm on a man-fast. Why bother with them? the good ones are always taken. Or they're weirdly uminterested in a capricious wild child with continuous legal problems~ Carrow the Incarcerated"
Author: Kresley Cole
35. "...for his life seemed a curving line, capricious, moment by moment inviting grace."
Author: Leif Enger
36. "And the earth itself still turning on its axis and revolving around that sun, the sun revolving around the luminous wheel of this galaxy, the countless unmeasured jewelled wheels of countless unmeasured galaxies, turning, turning, majestically, into infinity, into eternity, through all of which all life ran on—all this, long after she herself was dead, men would still be reading in the night sky, and as the earth turned through those distant seasons, and they watched the constellations still rising, culminating, setting, to rise again—Aries, Taurus, Gemini, the Crab, Leo, Virgo, the Scales and the Scorpion, Capricorn the Sea-goat and Aquarius the Water Bearer, Pisces, and once more, triumphantly, Aries!—would they not, too, still be asking the hopeless eternal question: to what end? What force drives this sublime celestial machinery?"
Author: Malcolm Lowry
37. "The variations of the Duchess's judgment spared no one, except herhusband. He alone had never been in love with her, in him she hadalways felt an iron character, indifferent to the caprices that shedisplayed, contemptuous of her beauty, violent, of a will that wouldnever bend, the sort under which alone nervous people can findtranquillity."
Author: Marcel Proust
38. "Or is it your reputation that's bothering you? But look at how soon we're all forgotten. The abyss of endless time that swallows it all. The emptiness of those applauding hands. The people who praise us; how capricious they are, how arbitrary. And the tiny region it takes place. The whole earth a point in space - and most of it uninhabited."
Author: Marcus Aurelius
39. "Cei ce-au avut putine femei au tendinta maniacala sa descrie pe zeci de pagini fiecare nuanta a zâmbetului femeilor, sa-ntoarca pe toate fetele fiecare cuvânt al lor, sa filozofeze despre feminitate ca arhetip, sa dezvolte o mistica-ntreaga în jurul marii zeite a dragostei si a mortii. întind, adica, de bietele doua-trei femei cu care-au avut de-a face, de parc-ar vrea sa suplineasca astfel, prin calitatea scriiturii, cantitatea deficitara de experienta. Oricât ne-am stradui, prin urmare, nu putem iesi din dilema voicaniana: metafizica la un capat al spectrului si o parte gingasa a anatomiei feminine la cealalta. Vai, ma numar printre cei care sunt mai aproape de metafizica pe acest continuum al feminitatii. Despre cele câteva femei (dar ce femei!) care mi-au onorat mintea, viata si patul am scris de zeci de ori. Voluta a corpului lor si rictus al gurii lor si cârliont al capriciilor lor n-au ramas neconsemnate în pagini botite si fierbinti asemenea cearsafurilor unui barbat singur."
Author: Mircea Cărtărescu
40. "Death's a capricious thing, innit?""Yes. Yes, she is."
Author: Neil Gaiman
41. "La única diferencia entre un capricho y una pasión para toda la ida, es que el capricho dura un poco más."
Author: Oscar Wilde
42. "Come se nel cuore della natura di uno scrittore ci fosse la purezza. Il cielo aiuti un simile scrittore! Come se Joyce non avesse annusato oscenamente le mutande di Nora. Come se nell'anima di Dostoevskij non avesse mai bisbigliato Svidrigailov. Nel cuore della natura di uno scrittore c'è il capriccio. Curiosità, fissazioni, isolamento, veleno, feticismo, austerità, leggerezza, perplessità, infantilismo eccetera. Il naso nella cucitura di un indumento intimo: ecco la natura dello scrittore. L'impurità."
Author: Philip Roth
43. "I can't think, if people want gods, why not the Greek ones; they were so useful in emergencies, and such enterprising and entertaining companions. Capricious, of course, but helpful, unless one offended them. I don't know why paganism has so quite gone out in England."
Author: Rose Macaulay
44. "You know, I think Chris Nolan is an incredibly intelligent filmmaker, and I think Leonardo DiCaprio is an incredibly talented actor."
Author: Ryan Kavanaugh
45. "CLEOPATRA TO THE ASPThe bright mirror I braved: the devil in itLoved me like my soul, my soul:Now that I seek myself in a serpentMy smile is fatal.Nile moves in me; my thighs splayInto the squalled Mediterranean;My brain hides in that AbyssiniaLost armies foundered towards.Desert and river unwrinkle again.Seeming to bring them the waters that make drunkCaesar, Pompey, Antony I drank.Now let the snake reign.A half-deity out of Capricorn,This rigid Augustus mountsWith his sword virginal indeed; and has shornSummarily the moon-horned riverFrom my bed. May the moonRuin him with virginity! Drink me, now, wholeWith coiled Egypt's past; then from my deltaSwim like a fish toward Rome."
Author: Ted Hughes
46. "The Christian god can easily be pictured as virtually the same god as the many ancient gods of past civilizations. The Christian god is a three headed monster cruel vengeful and capricious. If one wishes to know more of this raging three headed beast like god one only needs to look at the caliber of people who say they serve him. They are always of two classes fools and hypocrites."
Author: Thomas Jefferson
47. "DiCaprio's life is the perfect example of how not to be. I would not wish his life on anybody."
Author: Virginie LeDoyen
48. "Sea of stretch'd ground-swells,Sea breathing broad and convulsive breaths,Sea of the brine of life and of unshovell'd yet always-ready graves,Howler and scooper of storms, capricious and dainty sea,I am integral with you, I too am of one phase and of all phases. "
Author: Walt Whitman
49. "La camera si riempì ora di azioni decise e precise, le quali però, essendo nate dalla noia, dall'oziosità, dal capriccio, celavano in sé una certa dose di imbecillità."
Author: Witold Gombrowicz
50. "It was the sea that made me begin thinking secretly about love more than anything else; you know, a love worth dying for, or a love that consumes you. To a man locked up in a steel ship all the time, the sea is too much like a woman. Things like her lulls and storms, or her caprice, or the beauty of her breast reflecting the setting sun, are all obvious. More than that, you're in a ship that mounts the sea and rides her and yet is constantly denied her. It's the old saw about miles and miles of lovely water and you can't quench your thirst. Nature surrounds a sailor with all these elements so like a woman and yet he is kept as far as a man can be from her warm, living body. That's where the problem begins, right there—I'm sure of it."
Author: Yukio Mishima

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