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1. "I went to my room one day and locked the door and got down upon my knees before Almighty God and prayed to Him mightily for victory at Gettysburg. I told Him that this war was His, and our cause His cause, that we could not stand another Fredericksburg or Chancellorsville. Then and there I made a solemn vow to Almighty God that if He would stand by our boys at Gettysburg, I would stand by Him, and He did stand by you boys, and I will stand by him. And after that, I don't know how it was, and I cannot explain it, soon a sweet comfort crept into my soul. The feeling came that God had taken the whole business into His own hands, and things would go right at Gettysburg, and that was why I had no fears about you."
Author: Abraham Lincoln
2. "If I'd known you'd look so beautiful, I would've gotten dressed up," Loki teased when Finn and Thomas brought him into the War Room. Finn shoved him into a seat unnecessarily hard,but Loki didn't protest."Don't get familiar with the Princess, Duncant told him,giving him a stony look."My apologies," Loki said. "I wouldn't want to get familiar with anyone."Loki looked about the room. Duncan, Finn, Thomas, Tove,the Chancellor, and I were the ones set to meet Sara. The rest of the house was on standby, should we need them,but we didn't want to look like we were ambushing Sara when she arrived."Did you change your mind and decide to execute me?" Loki asked,looking us over. "Because you all look like you're going to a funeral.""Not now," I said, fidgeting with my bracelet and watching the clock."Then when,Princess?" Loki asked. "Because we only have about fifteen minutes until I leave."I rolled my eyes and ignored him."
Author: Amanda Hocking
3. "The meetings continued on, each one with the same grueling pace. The participants kept repeating the same information. What to do if the Vittra reneged on the deal. What to do if the Vittra attacked. What to do if the Vittra tried to kidnap me.And it all boiled down to one answer-fight back. Tove and I would use our abilities,the trackers would use their strength and skill,and the Chancellor would cower in the corner."
Author: Amanda Hocking
4. "..myself standing in front of Monticello wearing a veil and a wedding gown, hand in hand with a very muscular President Jefferson."
Author: Anne Fortier
5. "I remember a moment when the Prince went back to his old school, Grammar School in Melbourne, and slightly to his horror his old music teacher produced a cello."
Author: Anthony Holden
6. "And Man created the plastic bag and the tin and aluminum can and the cellophane wrapper and the paper plate, and this was good because Man could then take his automobile and buy all his food in one place and He could save that which was good to eat in the refrigerator and throw away that which had no further use. And soon the earth was covered with plastic bags and aluminum cans and paper plates and disposable bottles and there was nowhere to sit down or walk, and Man shook his head and cried: "Look at this Godawful mess."
Author: Art Buchwald
7. "A modern-day conservator of Monticello says that Woodmont Jefferson as an amateur architect rather than a professional was that he made things more complicated than they needed to be for any practical purpose."
Author: Bill Bryson
8. "Ecco dove accadde. Lei è stata qui. Questi leoni di pietra, ora senza testa, l'hanno fissata. Questa fortezza, una volta inespugnabile, cumulo di pietre ora, fu l'ultima cosa che vide. Un nemico da tempo dimenticato e i secoli, sole, pioggia, vento, l'hanno spianata. Immutato il cielo, un blocco d'azzurro intenso, alto, distante. Vicine, ogg come ieri, le mura ciclopiche che orientano il cammino: verso la porta dal cui fondo non fiotta più sangue. Nelle tenebre. Nel macello. E sola. Con questo racconto vado nella morte. Termino qui, impotente, e niente, niente di quello che avrei potuto fare o non fare, volere o pensare, mi avrebbe condotto a una meta diversa. Più profondamente di ogni altro moto dell'animo, più profondamente persino della mia paura, mi impregna, mi corrode, mi avvelena l'indifferenza dei celesti verso noi terreni. Naufragata l'audace impresa di opporre il nostro debole calore alla loro gelidità."
Author: Christa Wolf
9. "We melt; we tear and rip apart. Membrane, baby. Cellophane. Ain't that some shit."
Author: David Rabe
10. "Ma l'incontro con la Laide gli aveva lasciato uno strano turbamento. Forse anche per il ricordo della tipa incontrata in corso Garibaldi. Come se qualcosa lo avesse toccato dentro. Come se quella ragazza fosse diversa dalle solite. Come se fra loro due dovessero succedere molte altre cose. Come se lui ne fosse uscito differente. Come se Laide incarnasse nel modo più perfetto e intenso il mondo avventuroso e proibito. Come se ci fosse stata una predestinazione. Come quando uno, senza alcun particolare sintomo, ha la sensazione di stare per ammalarsi, ma non sa di che cosa né il motivo. Come quando si ode dabbasso il cigolio del cancello e la casa è immensa, ci abitano centinaia di famiglie e all'ingresso è un continuo andirivieni eppure all'improvviso si sa che ad aprire il cancello è stata una persona la quale viene a cercarci."
Author: Dino Buzzati
11. "Oh good lord, I'm in a three-way with a cello."
Author: Edmond Manning
12. "I have no sounds that could serve to soothe me, no violoncello like him, no lament that anyone would recognize as a lament because it sounds subdued, in an inexpressibly tender language. I have only these lines on the yellowish paper and words that are never new, for they keep saying the same thing through an entire life."
Author: Elias Canetti
13. "No, but a cello is the perfect string bass for an accordion. Works with it beautifully."
Author: Elizabeth Moon
14. "These men wanted Hitler in a position to put an end to the Republic and to return Germany to the days of the Kaiser. But then the chancellor had become a dictator, putting himself and his followers above the , and now they were using that power to strip the Jews of their rights"
Author: Ellen Marie Wiseman
15. "The Third Quartet I made the instruments in pairs - Two different pairs - Violin and viola, and violin and cello. They played very different things from each other all through the whole piece."
Author: Elliott Carter
16. "Look, half the men who signed the Declaration of Independence were either in debt or bankrupt. The remaining half, most of them lost all their possessions. The only reason Monticello didn't get burned to the ground was that the British patrol missed the road."
Author: Eric Massa
17. "Accadeche le affinità d'anima non giunganoai gesti e alle parole ma rimanganoeffuse come un magnetismo. ? raroma accade.Può darsiche sia vera soltanto la lontananza,vero l'oblio, vera la foglia seccapiù del fresco germoglio. Tanto e altropuò darsi o dirsi.Comprendola tua caparbia volontà di essere sempre assenteperché solo così si manifestala tua magia. Innumeri le astuzieche intendo.Insistonel ricercarti nel fuscello e mainell'albero spiegato, mai nel pieno, semprenel vuoto: in quello che anche al trapanoresiste.Era o non erala volontà dei numi che presidianoil tuo lontano focolare, stranimultiformi multanimi animali domestici;fors'era così come mi parevao non era.Ignorose la mia inesistenza appaga il tuo destino,se la tua colma il mio che ne trabocca,se l'innocenza è una colpa oppuresi coglie sulla soglia dei tuoi lari. Di me,di te tutto conosco, tuttoignoro."
Author: Eugenio Montale
18. "She released him and Kleitos rubbed his neck, glaring at the two guards outside her door."And you do nothing?" he demanded.Demetrius shrugged. "Our orders are quite specific, Chancellor—" "Never mind!"
Author: G.A. Aiken
19. "It's like the piano and the cello are being poured into my body, the same way the IV and blood transfusions are. And the memories of my life as it was, and the flashes of it as it might be, are coming so fast and furious. I feel like I can no longer keep up with them but they keep coming and everything is colliding, until I cannot take anymore. Until I cannot be like this a second longer."
Author: Gayle Forman
20. "Sometimes I did feel like I came from a different tribe. I was not like my outgoing, ironic dad or my tough-chick mom. And as if to seal the deal, instead of learning to play electric guitar, I'd gone and chosen the cello."
Author: Gayle Forman
21. "Mia and I had been together for more than two years, and yes, it was a high school romance, but it was still the kind of romance where I thought we were trying to find a way to make it forever, the kind that, had we met five years later and had she not been some cello prodigy and had I not been in a band on the rise - or had our lives not been ripped apart by all this -I was pretty sure it would've been."
Author: Gayle Forman
22. "One of the West's singular migrations--from the Azores to California's Great Central Valley--is given faces and voices in Anthony Barcellos's new novel, Land of Milk and Money. Along with its triumphs, the Francisco family embodies the challenges to an immigrant family in a new land, including the often ignored difficulties posed by success and the loss of the old culture. A must read..."
Author: Gerald Haslam
23. "Before the war I often had the impression of being in the household of a busy architect and building tycoon rather than the Führer and Reich Chancellor."
Author: Heinz Linge
24. "Miss Chancellor would have been much happier if the movements she was interested in could have been carried on only by people she liked,and if revolutions, somehow, didn't always have to begin with one's self--with internal convulsions,sacrifices,executions."
Author: Henry James
25. "He was Carmine Marcello DeMarco…and even broken, he was beautiful."
Author: J.M. Darhower
26. "APPROACHRain is falling. Winter approaches. I drive towards it. In the slow rain. In the semi-darkness. Cello music is playing in the car. The deep sad sound of the cello. It almost swamps me. Routine endeavours to swamp me. The everyday paying of bills.But I paint men walking in a city of icebergs and crystal. Some of the icebergs are red. I paint a woman swimming in green wavy water. Surrounded by desert mesas. Bright orange in the sunlight. With darker orange for shadows. I paint two people. With purple and pink and yellow and blue circles overlapping the boundaries of their bodies. Dancing.Life is not ordinary. When I see you tonight I will press my lips to your eyelids. Each one in turn. I will rub my fingertips over the skin on the back of your hands and around your wrists. I will sigh. I will growl. I will whinny. I will gallop into your smile. One sharp foot after the other."
Author: Jay Woodman
27. "In Land of Milk and Money, Anthony Barcellos mines rich family history to create a full-blooded tale that readers will find insightful, rewarding, and entertaining."
Author: John Lescroart
28. "Lord Thornton," the Lord Chancellor was saying to Ian as Ian slowly rose, "it is the finding of this commission that you are innocent of all charges against you. You are free to leave." He paused as if debating something, then said, in what struck Elizabeth as a discordant note of humor, "I would like to suggest informally that if it is your intention to abide under the same roof as your wife tonight, you seriously reconsider that notion. In your place I would be sorely tempted to commit the act that you have already been accused of committing. Although," he added as laughter began to rumble through the galleries, "I feel certain you could count on an acquittal here on grounds of justifiable cause."
Author: Judith McNaught
29. "Something without the cello," she muttered."If I have to do it, you have to do it," Sarah said with a smirk.Iris glared at her with all the fury of a misunderstood artist. "Youdon't understand.""Oh, believe me, I do," Sarah said with great feeling. "I playedlast year, if you recall. I've had an entire year to understand."
Author: Julia Quinn
30. "Eros colpisce come il fabbro con il martellosprizzando scintille dalla sfida.Hai spento il mio cuore tra lacrime e lamenti,come si spegne un fuoco incandescente del ruscello."
Author: Karen Blixen
31. "I studied the cello for a long time, from when I was little up through college."
Author: Lev Grossman
32. "It is an attention-getter. I mean, it's hard to ignore a woman lugging a cello around."
Author: Lori Singer
33. "No matter who becomes chancellor, Poland and Germany will remain neighbours, strategic partners, not only within the European Union, but also world partners, and I don't believe anything could change in our relations."
Author: Marek Belka
34. "I can barely stay awake," Metias had told me after his first night shift. "Does she honestly think we can guard anything after pulling an all-nighter? I was so out of it today that the Colonies' Chancellor himself could've walked into Batalla Hall and I wouldn't have known it."
Author: Marie Lu
35. "They convinced our mothers that if a food item came in a bottle -- or a can or a box or a cellophane bag -- then it was somehow better for you than when it came to you free of charge via Mother Nature....An entire generation of us were introduced in our very first week to the concept that phony was better than real, that something manufactured was better than something that was right there in the room. (Later in life, this explained the popularity of the fast food breakfast burrito, neocons, Kardashians, and why we think reading this book on a tiny screen with only three minutes of battery life left is enjoyable."
Author: Michael Moore
36. "It is my aim, my destination in life to make the cello as beloved an instrument as the violin and piano."
Author: Mstislav Rostropovich
37. "When I started learning the cello, I fell in love with the instrument because it seemed like a voice - my voice."
Author: Mstislav Rostropovich
38. "Questo operaio analfabeta, che quando scriveva spezzava le penne con la sua foga impaziente, era sopraffatto, come i primi uomini sottrattisi alla condizione di scimmia, o come i grandi filosofi, dai problemi fondamentali della vita, e li viveva come necessità immediate e urgenti. Come un bambino, vedeva anche lui tutte le cose per la prima volta, e si stupiva continuamente, e faceva domande, e tutto gli sembrava un miracolo, e ogni mattina quando apriva gli occhi e vedeva gli alberi, il mare, le pietre, un uccello, rimaneva a bocca spalancata. Cos'è questo miracolo? gridava. Che cosa vuol dire albero, mare, pietra, uccello?"
Author: Nikos Kazantzakis
39. "The cello is such a melancholy instrument, such an isolated, miserable instrument."
Author: Ritchie Blackmore
40. "But you have to give your whole life to a cello. When I realized that, I went back to the guitar and just turned the volume up a bit louder."
Author: Ritchie Blackmore
41. "That is what is marvelous about school, she realized: when you are in school, your talents are without number, and your promise is boundless. You ace a math test: you will one day work for NASA. The choir director asks you to sing a solo at the holiday concert: you are the next Mariah Carey. You score a goal, you win a poetry contest, you act in a play. And you are everything at once: actor, astronomer, gymnast, star. But at a certain point, you begin to feel your talents dropping away, like feathers from a molting bird. Cello lessons conflict with soccer practice. There aren't enough spots on the debating team. Calculus remains elusive. Until the day you realize that you cannot think of a single thing you are wonderful at."
Author: Sarah Shun Lien Bynum
42. "Learning how to play an instrument has always been near the top of my to-do list, but what are the chances now? There's little downtime with a column and a two-year-old, and after reading Goldilocks and the three Bears and going through half a bottle of wine with dinner on an average evening, imagining a day when I join Nathaniel on the Elgar Cello Concerto is not a vision but a hallucination. I'm at the point where the things on your to-do list get transferred to a should-have-done list, and one reason I write a column is for the privilege of vicariously sampling other worlds, dropping in with my passport, my notebook and my curiosity."
Author: Steve Lopez
43. "The still watersWrap my lips,Eyes, nose and ears,A clearCellophane I cannot crack."
Author: Sylvia Plath
44. "ParalyticIt happens. Will it go on? ----My mind a rock,No fingers to grip, no tongue,My god the iron lungThat loves me, pumpsMy twoDust bags in and out,Will notLet me relapseWhile the day outside glides by like ticker tape.The night brings violets,Tapestries of eyes,Lights,The soft anonymousTalkers: 'You all right?'The starched, inaccessible breast.Dead egg, I lieWholeOn a whole world I cannot touch,At the white, tightDrum of my sleeping couchPhotographs visit me ----My wife, dead and flat, in 1920 furs,Mouth full of pearls,Two girlsAs flat as she, who whisper 'We're your daughters.'The still watersWrap my lips,Eyes, nose and ears,A clearCellophane I cannot crack.On my bare backI smile, a buddha, allWants, desireFalling from me like ringsHugging their lights.The clawOf the magnolia,Drunk on its own scents,Asks nothing of life."
Author: Sylvia Plath
45. "Well, at least he keeps himself fit," said the Archchancellor nastily. "Not like the rest of you fellows. I went into the Uncommon Room this morning, and it was full of chaps snoring!""That would be the senior masters, Master," said the Bursar. "I would say they are supremely fit, myself.""Fit? The Dean looks like a man who's swallered a bed!""Ah, but Master," said the Bursar, smiling indulgently, "the word 'fit,' as I understand it, means 'appropriate to a purpose,' and I would say the body of the Dean is supremely appropriate to the purpose of sitting around all day and eating big heavy meals."
Author: Terry Pratchett
46. "There exists indeed an opposition to it [building of UVA, Jefferson's secular college] by the friends of William and Mary, which is not strong. The most restive is that of the priests of the different religious sects, who dread the advance of science as witches do the approach of day-light; and scowl on it the fatal harbinger announcing the subversion of the duperies on which they live. In this the Presbyterian clergy take the lead. The tocsin is sounded in all their pulpits, and the first alarm denounced is against the particular creed of Doctr. Cooper; and as impudently denounced as if they really knew what it is.[Letter to José Francesco Corrê a Da Serra - Monticello, April 11, 1820]"
Author: Thomas Jefferson
47. "Perceiving the order of nature to be that individual happiness shall be inseparable from the practice of virtue, I am willing to hope it may have ordained that the fall of the wicked shall be the rise of the good. To J. Correa de Serra, Monticello, Apr. 19, 1814"
Author: Thomas Jefferson
48. "Sai la favola del pipistrello?Gli uccelli e le bestie erano in guerra. Quando stavano vincendo gli uccelli, il pipistrello diceva di essere un uccello, perché sapeva volare. Quando vincevano le bestie, il pipistrello diceva di essere una bestia, perché aveva i denti. Per questo il pipistrello non si fa vedere di giorno. Nessuno vuole guardare le sue due facce. (Pag. 614, "Il falò delle vanità")"
Author: Tom Wolfe
49. "Chancellor Gerhard Schröder has several times made statements to the effect that we Europeans should not cultivate a superficial anti-Americanism. But mine isn't superficial at all.Personally I have nothing against the US itself - it's a beautiful country - it's the people who live there that are the problem.I guess you could say it's the same thing with Bavaria."
Author: Volker Pispers
50. "There's that thing that can happen to you when you meet somebody and you don't consider them extraordinary at all and then they do something like play the cello or write amazing poetry or sing and suddenly you look at them completely differently."
Author: Yvonne Prinz

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