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1. "The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the most sweeping civil rights legislation of its day, and included women's rights as part of its reforms. Ironically, the section on women's rights was added by a senator from Virginia who opposed the whole thing and was said to be sure that if he stuck something about womens' rights into it, it would never pass. The bill passed anyway, though, much to the chagrin of a certain wiener from Virginia."
Author: Adam Selzer
2. "Non, moi j'crois qu'il faut qu'vous arrêtiez d'essayer d'dire des trucs. Ça vous fatigue, déjà, et pour les autres, vous vous rendez pas compte de c'que c'est. Moi quand vous faites ça, ça me fout une angoisse... j'pourrais vous tuer, j'crois. De chagrin, hein ! J'vous jure c'est pas bien. Il faut plus que vous parliez avec des gens. (Arthur à Perceval)"
Author: Alexandre Astier
3. "LE PRINCEEst-ce de l'époux ou de l'amant que vous avez peur ?LAURETTEC'est de la nuit.LE PRINCEElle est perfide aussi, mais elle est discrète. Qu'oserez-vous lui confier ?... La réponse au billet ?LAURETTEQu'en dirait-elle ?LE PRINCEElle n'en laissera rien voir à l'époux.Elle lui donne le billet ; il le déchire.Ne la craignez pas, Laurette. Le secret d'une jeune fiancée est fait pour la nuit ; elle seule renferme les deux grands secrets du bonheur : le plaisir et l'oubli.LAURETTEMais le chagrin ?LE PRINCEC'est une réflexion ; et il est si facile de la perdre !LAURETTEEst-ce aussi un secret ?"
Author: Alfred De Musset
4. "He had told Downing that they would let the lady decide. That perhaps it was in Charlotte's best interest to accept and show her father what his actions wrought ... But she had cut the conversation short, said adieu, turned from all of them. Strode directly to her fate without another word.Not just from pride or anger though.He looked at her, at the delicate skin of her flawless neck, and smiled. No, her pulse didn't jump like that as a result of pride or anger or fear. Her voice didn't hitch [due to] chagrin at an unfortunate turn of events. That jump, that hitch...what the telltale signs meant...that was why she was doomed."
Author: Anne Mallory
5. "Le garçon qui m'avait souri, et qui, une seconde plus tôt, n'était qu'une fonction, un outil, une sorte d'insecte monstrueux, voici qu'il se révélait un peu gauche, presque timide, d'une timidité merveilleuse. Non qu'il fût moins brutal qu'un autre, ce terroriste ! mais l'avènement de l'homme en lui éclairait si bien sa part vulnérable ! On prend de grands airs, nous les hommes, mais on connaît, dans le secret du coeur, l'hésitation, le doute, le chagrin…"
Author: Antoine De Saint Exupéry
6. "I decided during my teens that I wasn't going to have the life of a concert pianist, much to the chagrin of a lot of people who had put a lot of money into me!"
Author: Cy Coleman
7. "I am a fool," said Richard Lovat, which was the most frequent discoveryhe made. It came, moreover, every time with a new shock of surprise andchagrin. Every time he climbed a new mountain range and looked over, hesaw, not only a new world, but a big anticipatory fool on this side ofit, namely, himself."
Author: D.H. Lawrence
8. "He pulled to the side and saw, to his chagrin, that Mrs. Prince of the $2,100 bill at the Star Store was just leaving. She waved at him merrily and grinned and Seth waved back gamely. He wondered how Ralph had reacted to the news that his grandson had managed to screw up running the Star Store's cash register. He could easily imagine Mrs. Prince's words: "Ralph, I hate to ask, but can that boy even count?"
Author: Elizabeth George
9. "Bien sûr on a des chagrins d'amour, mais on a surtout des chagrins de soi-même. Finalement la vie n'est qu'une affaire de solitude."
Author: Françoise Sagan
10. "He swore by all that he ever had loved and reverenced that he would try, try with all his might in the short time that might remain to him...he would forget himself, he would put his own pain and chagrin and disappointment, his own feeling of defeat and uselessness, his own craving for love and intellectual companionship in the background, and he would see if the more than six feet of bone and muscle that contained his being could do any small service that might come his way for God and his fellow man before he went. Maybe if he could accomplish some little thing, something that would ease the ache of even one heart that ached as his was aching at that minute, just maybe that knowledge would be the secret that he might carry in his breast that would set the stamp of an indelible smile on his face, so that even a child could discern the majesty of the impulse and he would not be ashamed when the end came."
Author: Gene Stratton Porter
11. "Rounder Records decided to call the album Move It On Over, much to my chagrin but they knew what they were doing. It took off and to this day I can't figure out why."
Author: George Thorogood
12. "On dirait que les projets de joie sont un défi.Trop longuement préparés,ils laissent le temps à la detinée de changer les oeufs dans le nid,et ce sont les chagrins qui nous faudra couver."
Author: Georges Rodenbach
13. "Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer, loves threesomes and anal sex, and jams hot dogs and hamburgers into her mouth like she's hosting the world's biggest culinary gang bang while somehow maintaining a size 2, because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want. Go ahead, shit on me, I don't mind, I'm the Cool Girl."
Author: Gillian Flynn
14. "Cette oppression douloureuse, ce malaise de l'ame que laisse en nous lé chagrin sur lequel on a dormi. Il semble que lé malheur, dont lé choc nous a seulement heurte la veille, se soit glisse, durant nôtre repos, dans nôtre chair elle-meme, qu'il meurtrit et fatigue comme une fièvre.??? ????? ??????? ?????? ????? ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? ?????. ????? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ?????? ?????? ????? ???? ??????? ?? ????? ???? ?????? ?????? ??????."
Author: Guy De Maupassant
15. "I therefore shared fully the intense chagrin of the New York and other State delegations when, on the third ballot, Abraham Lincoln received a larger vote than Seward."
Author: Henry Villard
16. "Dans les grandes circonstances de la vie, notre âme s'attache fortement aux lieux où les plaisirs et les chagrins fondent sur nous."
Author: Honoré De Balzac
17. "En toute situation, les femmes ont plus de causes de douleur que n'en a l'homme, et souffrent plus que lui. L'homme a sa force et l'exercice de la puissance; il agit, il va, il s'occupe, il pense, il embrasse l'avenir et y trouve des consolations. Mais la femme demeure; elle reste face à face avec le chagrin, dont rien ne la distrait; elle descend jusqu'au fond de l'abîme qu'elle a ouvert, le mesure et souvent le comble de ses vœux et de ses larmes. Sentir, aimer, souffrir, se dévouer, sera toujours le texte de la vie des femmes."
Author: Honoré De Balzac
18. "I tried to bring up boyfriends and sex. Her great dark eyes surveyed me with emptiness and a kind of chagrin that reached back generations and generations in her blood from not having done what was crying to be done--whatever it was, and everybody knows what it was."
Author: Jack Kerouac
19. "The Kingdom of Hereford was unique in the Ununited Kingdoms for having driving tests based on maturity, not age, much to the chagrin of a lot of males, some of whom were still failing to make the grade at thirty-two."
Author: Jasper Fforde
20. "You damn fool!" one of the men grated in angry concern as they both squatted down on their haunches and peered anxiously at her. "What the hell do you think you're doing?"Bracing herself on her forearms, Lauren lifted her chagrined gaze from the man's shoes to his face. "Auditioning for the circus," she told him dryly, "And for an encore, I usually fall off a bridge."A rich chuckle sounded from the other man as he took her firmly by the shoulders and helped her to her feet. "What's your name?" he asked, and when Lauren had told him,he added worriedly, "Can you walk?""For miles," Laruen assured him unsteadily. Every muscle in her body was protesting, and her left ankle was throbbing painfully."Then I guess you can make it as far as the building so we can have a look at the damage," he said with a smile in his voice."
Author: Judith McNaught
21. "C'est peut-être ça qu'on cherche à travers les vie, rien que cela, le plus grand chagrin possible pour devenir soi-même avant de mourir."
Author: Louis Ferdinand Céline
22. "Far too soon it had begun to seem too much of a triumph, it had been too good, too horribly unimaginable to lose, impossible finally to bear: it was as if it had become itself its own foreboding that it could not last, a foreboding that was like a presence too, turning his steps towards the taverns again. And how could one begin all over again, as though the Café Chagrin, the Farolito, had never been?"
Author: Malcolm Lowry
23. "Il y a des chagrins d'amour que le temps n'efface pas, et qui laissent aux sourires des cicatrices imparfaites."
Author: Marc Levy
24. "Telle est la vie des hommes. Quelques joies, très vite effacées par d'inoubliables chagrins."
Author: Marcel Pagnol
25. "Le chagrin qui n'est nullement une conclusion pessimiste librement tirée d'un ensemble de circonstances funestes, mais la reviviscence intermittente et involontaire d'une impression spécifique, venue du dehors, et que nous n'avons pas choisie."
Author: Marcel Proust
26. "Il n'est pas de chagrin qu'un livre ne puisse consoler."
Author: Michel De Montaigne
27. "Nous sommes tous des naufragés de l'âme vois-tu, la peinture n'est que le reflet de ce chagrin, antichambre de la grande joie à venir."Nous sommes tous des naufragés de l'âme vois-tu, la peinture n'est que le reflet de ce chagrin, antichambre de la grande joie à venir.On ne se tue pas pour une femme (Plon)"
Author: Olivier Weber
28. "The secular world looks to the church and to its chagrin, finds no love, no life, no laughter, no hope and no happiness."
Author: Rod Parsley
29. "Un éclat de rire grossier, un haussement d'épaules, accompagné de quelque maxime triviale sur la folie des femmes, avaient constamment accueilli les confidences de ce genre de chagrins, que le besoin d'épanchement l'avait portée à faire, à son mari, dans les premières années de leur mariage. Ces sortes de plaisanteries, quand surtout elles portaient sur les maladies de ses enfants, retournait le poignard dans le coeur de Madame de Rénal. Voilà ce qu'elle trouva au lieu des flatteries empressées et mielleuses du couvent jésuitique où elle avait passé sa jeunesse(partie I, ch. VII)"
Author: Stendhal
30. "La bonne musique ne se trompe pas, et va droit au fond de l'âme chercher le chagrin qui nous dévore."
Author: Stendhal
31. "I wondered to myself why no one else had seen him standing so far away, before he was suddenly, impossibly saving my life. With chagrin, I realized the probable cause - no one else was as aware of Edward as I always was. No one else watched him the way I did. How pitiful."
Author: Stephenie Meyer
32. "Now and again, one could detect in a childless woman of a certain age the various characteristics of all the children she had never issued. Her body was haunted by the ghost of souls who hadn't lived yet. Premature ghosts. Half-ghosts. X's without Y's. Y's without X's. They applied at her womb and were denied, but, meant for her and no one else, they wouldn't go away. Like tiny ectoplasmic gophers, they hunkered in her tear ducts. They shone through her sighs. Often to her chagrin, they would soften the voice she used in the marketplace. When she spilled wine, it was their playful antics that jostled the glass. They called out her name in the bath or when she passed real children in the street. The spirit babies were everywhere her companions, and everywhere they left her lonesome - yet they no more bore her resentment than a seed resents uneaten fruit. Like pet gnats, like phosphorescence, like sighs on a string, they would follow her into eternity."
Author: Tom Robbins
33. "Je ne vais jamais au lit sans réfléchir que le lendemain peut-être (si jeune que je sois) je ne serai plus là...; et pourtant personne, de tous ceux qui me connaissent, ne peut dire que je sois chagrin ou triste dans ma conversation..."
Author: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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She brought her elbowbackward and connected with Rand's ribs. He swore and released her.She whirled on him. "That's for being so arrogant!"Rand advanced on her, and the grin on his face wasn't at all reassuring. She took one stepback, then turned to sprint into the bathroom, when a pair of hands caught her and slung her overa hard muscled shoulder."Put me down right now!" She screamed as she pummeled his back. "You are the mostannoying, selfish, barbaric, horny man I know, Rand Miller!"He set her back on her feet inside the bathroom, then cupped her chin in his palm. "Youare the most gorgeous, intelligent, feisty woman I know, Lucy Flemming."Lucy narrowed her eyes. What was he up to now? "Flattery won't help you out of thisone.""It's not flattery. It's the truth," he murmured as he leaned close to her ear. "And, baby?""Yes?" she answered, her voice nearly inaudible as his nearness began to override heranger."I'd better be the only horny man you know."
Author: Anne Rainey

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