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1. "These two things are almost all I want, but unfortunately, neither one is my strong suit. I am very strong on blame, and wish this were one of God's values, but trust, surrender? Letting go, forgiveness? Maybe just after a period of prayer, but then when the mood passes and real life rears its ugly head again? Not so much. I hate this, the fact that life is usually Chutes and Ladders, with no guaranteed gains.I cannot will myself into having these qualities, so I have to pray for them more often, if I want to be happy. I have to create the habit, just as I had to do with daily writing, and flossing."
Author: Anne Lamott
2. "We regard God as an airman regards his parachute; it's there for emergencies but he hopes he'll never have to use it."
Author: C.S. Lewis
3. "I was always very active as a kid. I would climb on roofs and jump off using my parents' bed sheet, hoping it would open like a parachute. I was always getting hurt, breaking a leg, you know, bruising, cracking my head open."
Author: Cathy Rigby
4. "La Théologie.Qu'est-ce que la chute ?Si c'est l'unité devenue dualité, c'est Dieu qui a chuté.Au moins aurait-il pu deviner dans cette localisation unemalice ou une satire de la providence contre l'amour, et, dans lemode de la génération, un signe du péché originel. De fait, nousne pouvons faire l'amour qu'avec des organes excrémentiels.En d'autres termes, la création ne serait-elle pas la chute deDieu ?"
Author: Charles Baudelaire
5. "Avalanche, veux-tu m'emporter dans ta chute?"
Author: Charles Baudelaire
6. "I beam back at her. Fuck the surgery, fuck the kids, fuck the men in our lives or no longer in our lives. This is sweet. When she catches up with me, I say, How many, just how many forty-plus women would do that?We gaze back up at the face bleeding into the chute we've just skied. We *did* that, I crow. Someone should love us just for that. --Hangfire"
Author: Claudia Putnam
7. "A matter, as the famous book intoned, of finding the shade of the parachute that best complemented you. But really: With no parachute at all you'd hit the pavement so hard it probably wouldn't even hurt, and you'd unleash a whole new color palate-bone, blood, muscle-in the process."
Author: Elisa Albert
8. "I certainly remember building model rockets. It was fun to watch the rocket blast into the air, suspenseful to wonder if the parachute would open to bring the rocket safely back."
Author: Eric Allin Cornell
9. "When a person has swum, traveled, run a lathe, planted flowers, ridden a motorcycle, made wine, painted a picture, parachuted, he has increased the fund from which he may draw for new figural developments. In other words, as the background of his experience becomes more diversified, it also becomes potentially more harmonious with a whole range of happenings."
Author: Erving Polster
10. "A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open."
Author: Frank Zappa
11. "Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute."
Author: George Bernard Shaw
12. "La plus grande chute est celle qu'on fait du haut de l'innocence."
Author: Heiner Müller
13. "Often, M.B.A.s will parachute around from one company or industry to another, without really understanding what's behind it."
Author: Henry Mintzberg
14. "Il existe je ne sais quoi de grand et d'épouvantable dans le suicide. Les chutes d'une multitude de gens sont sans danger, comme celles des enfants qui tombent de trop bas pour se blesser; mais quand un grand homme se brise, il doit venir de bien haut, s'être élevé jusqu'aux cieux, avoir entrevu quelque paradis inaccessible. Implacables doivent être les ouragans qui le forcent à demander la paix de l'âme à la bouche d'un pistolet… Chaque suicide est un poème sublime de mélancolie."
Author: Honoré De Balzac
15. "Sure you can manage that broom, Potter?" said a cold, drawling voice.Draco Malfoy had arrived for a closer look, Crabbe and Goyle right behind him."Yeah, reckon so," said Harry casually."Got plenty of special features, hasn't it?" said Malfoy, eyes glittering maliciously. "Shame it doesn't come with a parachute - in case you get too near a Dementor."Crabbe and Goyle sniggered."Pity you can't attach an extra arm to yours, Malfoy," said Harry. "Then it could catch the Snitch for you."
Author: J.K. Rowling
16. "When the person with a chokehold on your soul says, "Jump," you pack your parachute and hope for a soft landing."
Author: Jamie Wyman
17. "Love is like jumping out of an airplane with no parachute. But there's no need to be frightened, because that plane is still on the ground."
Author: Jarod Kintz
18. "Vivre est une chute horizontale"
Author: Jean Cocteau
19. "Good. I think I'm falling for you too. Let's not pull this chute."
Author: Jessica Park
20. "Take our own company as an example: We're living proof, we jump with our own parachutes."
Author: Jim Barksdale
21. "La vie est une longue chute, Marcus. Le plus important est de savoir tomber."
Author: Joël Dicker
22. "Bigots are actually funny to me in the way that people who still wear parachute pants give me a chuckle."
Author: John Ridley
23. "I often say if men were meant to fly we would have been born with either feathers and wings or at the very least parachutes that pop out of our butts."
Author: John Zakour
24. "This was the kid who used to toddle over to my bed at 6 o' clock in the morning every weekend morning to pull on my blankets so I'd get up and watch cartoons with him. This was the kid who once made me play Hungry Hungry Hippos for an hour straight, until I thought my hands were going to fall off from slamming down those dumb little levers to make the hippos' heads move. This was the kid who had spent an entire days at a time begging me to play Chutes and Ladders with him. And now he was feeling too sick to play with me."
Author: Jordan Sonnenblick
25. "That's like leaping off a precipice and trying to knit yourself a parachute on the way down."
Author: Kelli Jae Baeli
26. "He thinks of the rotten parachute they played with as kids in Arcadia: they hurtle through life aging unimaginably fast, but each grasps a silken edge of memory that billows between them and softens the long fall."
Author: Lauren Groff
27. "He checked his parachute and launched himself into the Sea of Sarcasm.--Havana Red"
Author: Leonardo Padura Fuentes
28. "Oh, I don't know about you, but I really hate chase scenes. It's all just chase, chase, chase, up the staircase, down the staircase, bang, bang, bang, "over this way," "No—that way," under the desk, over the chair, and you know that either they're going to get caught, or they're not. So why prolong the agony? I'll just flat out tell you. They made it to an old laundry chute."
Author: M.T. Anderson
29. "The sky in Seattle is so low, it felt like God had lowered a silk parachute over us."
Author: Maria Semple
30. "On our last mission - our "final exam" - we were airlifted to a remote region, and we parachuted directly into a hostile enclave. We had to subdue the enemy using hand-to-hand tactics like tae kwon do and pugil sticks, cut their hair in styles appropriate to their particular face shapes, and give them perms."
Author: Mark Leyner
31. "When you jump onto the emptiness of the loneliness, the best parachute to land you safely will be the books!"
Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
32. "All right, then nobody can complain if we ask pregnant women to make parachute jumps."
Author: Muammar Al Gaddafi
33. "Beth's fingers trembled in his hair, and her forehead dropped against his. A heavy, wet tear fell onto Lincoln's lips, and he licked it. He pulled her close, as close as he could. Like he didn't care for the moment whether she could breathe. Like there were two of them and only one parachute."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
34. "I am classified as a disabled veteran. The reason I'm disabled is because I have wounds and injuries that I got while on active duty... from parachute jumping to combat to gunshot wounds, all that stuff."
Author: Richard Carmona
35. "La différence, évidemment, était qu'ils avaient appris plusieurs siècles auparavant quelque chose que moi, descendant d'un peuple incomparablement plus favorisé, je n'avais jamais été obligé d'acquérir. Ils avaient appris à survivre. La survie était pour moi un fait qui m'était accordé d'avance, et il était donc plus que vraisemblable que dans des circonstances analogues je serais incapable de survivre. Je deviendrais le vieux bougon, l'homme amer qui marche les yeux rivés au sol, le pessimiste qui prophétise partout le désastre et l'échec qu'il appelle de ses voeux ; je serais le suicidaire qui veut entraîner les autres dans sa chute. Il n'y avait pas de place, dans ma culture, pour le genre d'optimisme qui les protégeait dans leur monde, et il ne semblait pas y avoir de place, dans leur culture, pour le genre de rigueur, de complétude et de recherche de symétrie dont je pensais qu'elles me préservaient au sein du mien. (p.223)"
Author: Russell Banks
36. "During the air war of 1944, a four-man combat crew on a B-17 bomber took a vow to never abandon one another no matter how desperate the situation. The aircraft was hit by flak during a mission and went into a terminal dive, and the pilot ordered everyone to bail out. The top turret gunner obeyed the order, but the ball turret gunner discovered that a piece of flak had jammed his turret and he could not get out. The other three men in his pact could have bailed out with the parachutes, but they stayed with him until the plan hit the ground and exploded. They all died."
Author: Sebastian Junger
37. "Stephen Burt is Professor of English at Harvard."Butterfly with Parachute"Stephen BurtA real one wouldn't need one,but the one Nathan draws surely does:four oblongs the size and color of popsicles,green apple, toasted coconut and grape,flanked, two per side, by billowing valentine hearts,in a frame of Scotch tape.Alive, it could stay off the floorfor a few unaerodynamic minutes;thrown as a paper airplane, for a few more.Very sensibly, therefore,our son gave it something, not to keep it apartfrom the ground forever, but rather to make safe its descent.When we ask that imagination discover the limitsof the realworld only slowly,maybe this is what we meant."
Author: Stephen Burt
38. "I go to the saltwater and wash off the blood, trying to decide which I hate more, pain or itching. Fed up, I stomp back onto the beach, turn my face upward and snap, "Hey, Haymitch, if you're not too drunk, we could use a little something for our skin."It's almost funny how quickly the parachute appears above me. I reach up and the tube lands squarely in my open hand. "About time" I say, but I can't keep the scowl on my face. Haymitch. What I wouldn't give for five minutes of conversation with him."
Author: Suzanne Collins
39. "I no longer feel allegiance to these monsters called human beings, despise being one myself. I think that Peeta was onto something about us destroying one another and letting some decent species take over. Because something is significantly wrong with a creature that sacrifices its children's lives to settle its differences. You can spin it any way you like. Snow thought the Hunger Games were an efficient means of control. Coin thought the parachutes would expedite the war. But in the end, who does it benefit? No one. The truth is, it benefits no one to live in a world where these things happen."
Author: Suzanne Collins
40. "It's as if I'm Finnick, watching images of my life flash by. The mast of a boat, a silver parachute, Mags laughing, a pink sky, Beetee's trident, Annie in her wedding dress, waves breaking over rocks. Then its over."
Author: Suzanne Collins
41. "I always wonder about raindrops.I wonder about how they're always falling down, tripping over their own feet, breaking their legs and forgetting their parachutes as they tumble right out of the sky toward an uncertain end. It's like someone is emptying their pockets over the earth and doesn't seem to care where the contents fall, doesn't seem to care that the raindrops burst when they hit the ground, that they shatter when they fall to the floor, that people curse the days the drops dare to tap on their doors.I am a raindrop.My parents emptied their pockets of me and left me to evaporate on a concrete slab."
Author: Tahereh Mafi
42. "Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open."
Author: Thomas Dewar
43. "You can't be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute."
Author: Tina Fey
44. "Your mind is just like parachute ! if you don't open it, it won't work !"
Author: Tom Evans
45. "Water- the ace of elements. Water dives from the clouds without parachute, wings or safety net. Water runs over the steepest precipice and blinks not a lash. Water is buried and rises again; water walks on fire and fire gets the blisters."
Author: Tom Robbins
46. "Dans cette vie importante il y a deux phases principales : avant la chute, après la chute ; et, sous ces deux phases, deux questions : question de l'éducation, question de la pénalité ; et, entre ces deux questions, la société tout entière."
Author: Victor Hugo
47. "One rose leaf, falling from an enormous height, like a little parachute dropped from an invisible balloon, turns, flutters waveringly."
Author: Virginia Woolf
48. "I have woven a parachute out of everything broken."
Author: William Stafford
49. "I was a pilot and flying hang gliders, paragliders, aerobatics airplanes, and then I discovered skydiving. Free fall. Free. With nothing around you, just a parachute on your back. And you go down. But you don't feel like you're going down. Total freedom."
Author: Yves Rossy
50. "I did not just fall in love. I made a parachute jump."
Author: Zora Neale Hurston

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