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1. "His (Claude Legrand's) method is founded in a simple directive: Don't conclude that the problem as it's first presented, or as you first perceive it, is indeed the actual problem. If you do, and you've got it wrong, the solution you produce may also be wrong. The first step to figuring out what your problem is, Legrand says, is to deconstruct it by questioning it."
Author: Amanda Lang
2. "I'll need you to get a leash for my monkey, Claude, and also a hat.""Of course, monsieur""Do you think he needs a little coat as well?""Perhaps not in this weather, monsieur.""You are right," Magnus said with a sight. "Make it a simple dressing gown, just like mine.""Which one, monsieur?""The one in rose and silver.""Excellent choice, monsieur."
Author: Cassandra Clare
3. "As far as I could tell, Claude's benefit to the world was strictly as a decoration.-Sookie"
Author: Charlaine Harris
4. "That's just not right," Sam muttered. "Claude needs to keep his pants on."
Author: Charlaine Harris
5. "How shall we go about this?" Dermot asked. He was blond and Claude was dark; the looked like gorgeous bookends."
Author: Charlaine Harris
6. "Pam: "Claude, the mouthwateringly beautiful asshole?"
Author: Charlaine Harris
7. "But when on shore, & wandering in the sublime forests, surrounded by views more gorgeous than even Claude ever imagined, I enjoy a delight which none but those who have experienced it can understand - If it is to be done, it must be by studying Humboldt."
Author: Charles Darwin
8. "As a kid, I was heavily into martial arts and wanted to be the next Jean-Claude Van Damme."
Author: Chris Daughtry
9. "Before the doorbell rings I hear the footsteps, a broken heartbeat on the paving stones, and I know that Claude is here."
Author: Claire King
10. "ABOUT: KAHLIL GIBRAN "His power came from some great reservoir of spiritual life else it could not have been so universal and so potent, but the majesty and beauty of the language with which he clothed it were all his own." -- Claude Bragdon"
Author: Claude Bragdon
11. "I know what's best for me, after all I have been in the Claudette Colbert business longer than anybody."
Author: Claudette Colbert
12. "Pete offered tobacco and paper, but Claude brought out his cigarettes and they both decided to try those. Pete provided the match. When he had their cigarettes burning strongly he turned to look back at the road, then straight up ahead. "We'll get there for supper if we get there," he said, and Claude laughed. Pete was a young man, but had a wild old grin stretched all out of shape in the corners and punched full of holes."
Author: Douglas Woolf
13. "Claudette Colbert was not Hollywood's greatest beauty, but her trim little figure, round, kitten-like face, and obviously intelligent good humor made her a bit of a sex symbol, much to her own surprise. By 1934 she'd adopted the hairstyle she kept for life: a short, auburn bob with a fringe of bangs. Although a partygoer and social animal, Claudette was also known as a tough-as-nails professional, overseeing her lighting and camera angles. Her right profile was known as "the dark side of the moon," and scenes had to be staged so as not to show it. She was also self-conscious about her short neck—directing her in a 1956 TV show, Noël Coward reportedly snapped, "If only Claudette Colbert had a neck, I'd wring it!" "When it comes to details, I'm a horror," she admitted cheerfully, though downplaying the profile story. "Why not have your good side showing?"
Author: Eve Golden
14. "In 1990 [Claudette Colbert] wished Vanity Fair readers "a fabulous new decade. I'm praying to make it to 2000. After all, I'll only be 97." She didn't quite make it."
Author: Eve Golden
15. "When [Claudette Colbert] died at 92, on July 30, 1996, her front-page New York Times obit recalled her "wit, gaiety, cupid'sbow mouth and light touch . . . worldly and sophisticated yet down to earth." Claudette herself was quoted, "I've always believed that acting is instinct to start with; you either have it or you don't . . . I did comedy because all my life I always wanted to laugh myself. There was never anything that gave me as much satisfaction as to be in something amusing."
Author: Eve Golden
16. "Musique, nourriture et femmes. Tels sont les grands plaisirs de la vie. Les plaisirs durables. Vous apprendrez cela, jeune moine.- J'ajouterais les livres, fit Claude, quelque peu embarassé. Vous savez, de bons livres.- Bien entendu! Vous êtes un amateur de livres! C'est parfait.- Ils ne vous laissent pas tomber."
Author: Frank Conroy
17. "Men who have excessive faith in their theories or ideas are not only ill prepared for making discoveries; they also make very poor observations. Of necessity, they observe with a preconceived idea, and when they devise an experiment, they can see, in its results, only a confirmation of their theory. In this way they distort observation and often neglect very important facts because they do not further their aim…. But it happens further quite naturally that men who believe too firmly in their theories, do not believe enough in the theories of others. So the dominant idea of these despisers of their fellows is to find others' theories faulty and to try to contradict them. The difficulty, for science, is still the same. CLAUDE BERNARD, An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine, 1865"
Author: Gary Taubes
18. "I was a big fan of Jean-Claude Van-Damme growing up, and I always wanted to be a martial artist 'cause of him."
Author: Georges St Pierre
19. "Previously, when I began to write this tale, I set out by saying that Mlle. Claude was a whore. She is a whore, of course, and I'm not trying to deny it, but what I say now is--if Mlle. Claude is a whore then what name shall I find for the other women I know?"
Author: Henry Miller
20. "And her delicacy offended. Who wants a delicate whore! Claude would even ask you to turn your face away when she squatted over the bidet. All wrong! A man, when he's burning up with passion, wants to see things; he wants to see everything, even how they make water."
Author: Henry Miller
21. "• "To us today, it is tempting to ask why societies with early writing systems accepted the ambiguities that restricted writing to a few functions and a few scribes. But even to pose that question is illustrate the gap between ancient perspectives and our own expectations of mass literacy. The intended restricted uses of early writing provided a positive disincentive for devising less ambiguous writing systems. The kings and priests of ancient Sumer wanted writing to be used by professional scribes to recorded numbers of sheep owed in taxes, not by the masses to write poetry and hatch plots. As the anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss put it, ancients writing's main function was "to facilitate the enslavement of other human beings." Personal uses of writing by nonprofessionals came only much later, as writing systems grew simpler and more expressive"
Author: Jared Diamond
22. "Find out how Claude and Kelly end up from being Friends 2 Lovers as you follow them through their disappointing, confusing, loving, shocking,encouraging, and romantic moments. But can their bond last and withstand all the challenges that cross their way?"
Author: Jonathan Anthony Burkett
23. "Though a good cop, Luc Claudel has the patience of a firecracker, the sensitivity of Vlad the Impaler, and a persistent skepticism as to the value of forensic anthropology.Snappy dresser, though."
Author: Kathy Reichs
24. "I am always sincere, ma petite, even when I lie." - Jean Claude"
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
25. "Anita can speak for herself," Richard said.Jean-Claude's attention flicked back to me. "That is certainly true. But I came to see how the two of you enjoyed the play.""And pigs fly," I said."You don't believe me?""Not hardly," I said."
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
26. "I want nothing more than to climb between the silk sheets and wrap our nude bodies around one another. I want to hold and be held. Sex is a wondrous thing, but tonight I wish to be comforted more than pleasured. I feel like a child in the dark who knows the monsters are under the bed. I want to be told it will be alright, but I am far too old to believe such comforting lies."- Jean-Claude"
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
27. "Do you practice the laugh, or is it a natural talent? Naw, I'm betting you practice." Jean-Claude's face twisted. I couldn't decide if he was trying not to laugh, or not to frown. Maybe both. I affected some people that way. The laughter seeped out of her face, very human, until only her eyes sparkled. There was nothing funny about the look in those twinkling eyes. It was the sort of look a cat gives a small bird. Her voice lifted at the end of each word, a Shirley Temple affectation. "You are either very brave, or very stupid." "You really need at least one dimple to go with the laugh." Jean-Claude said softly, "I'm betting on stupid."
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
28. "It is the wee hours of the morning, ma petite. The room service menu is somewhat limited. Jason has donated blood twice to me tonight; he needed protein." Jean-Claude smiled. "It was either take-out, or he could eat Larry. I thought you'd prefer take-out."
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
29. "At least I'm not dead.That can be remedied.Jean-Claude & Richard"
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
30. "Can you speed this up? I want to get to bed."A slight frown appeared between his eyes. "Anita, you are not making this easy.""Hurrah," I said.The frown smoothed out as he sighed. "You would think I would give up on you ever being easy.""Yes," I said, "you would."Anita and Jean-Claude"
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
31. "It is true, perhaps, that your beauty is not a flashy beauty, as is Asher's, or Jean-Claude's, or even your Nathaniel's, but it is beauty nonetheless. Perhaps the more precious, for it grows not at the first sight of the eye, but a little more each time one speaks with you or watches you move so commandingly into a situation, or watches the truth in your eyes when you say that you are not beautiful, and I realize that you mean it. That you are not being humble, or playing silly games, you simply do not see yourself.""See, that's not beauty, that's pretty with a personality that you like.""But do you not see, Anita, that there is beauty that hits the eye like a bolt of lighting, that burns and sears and blinds. It is more disaster than pleasure. But yours, yours is a beauty that lulls one into comfort, into not protecting one's eyes from the light, then one night you realize that the moon, too, has its beauty."
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
32. "I did not run to him, but I did wrap my arms around him, press my ear to his chest, hold on to him as if he were the last solid thing in the world. He stroked my hair and murmured to me in French. I understood enough to know he was glad to see me and that he thought I looked beautiful. But beyond that it was just pretty noise.It wasn't until I felt Zerbrowski behind me that I pulled away, but when Jean-Claude's hand found mine, I welcomed it.Zerbrowski was looking at me as if he'd never seen me before. "What?" It came out hostile."I've never seen you be that ... soft with anyone before."It startled me. "You've seen me kiss Richard before."He nodded. "That was lust. This is ..." He shook his head, glancing up at Jean-Claude, then back to me. "He makes you feel safe."
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
33. "Who hit you?""Why, so you can go beat him up?" "One of the fringe benefits of being my human servant is my protection.""I don't need your protection, Jean-Claude.""He hurt you.""And I shoved a gun into his groin and made him tell me everything he knew," I said."
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
34. "I have lived for over three hundred years. In that time, the ideal of beauty has changed many times. Large breasts, small, thin, curved, tall, short, they have all been the height of beauty at one time or another. But in all that time, ma petite, I have never desired anyone the way I desire you."- Jean-Claude"
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
35. "Why is everything always my decision?" I asked.Because you will not tolerate anything else."Oh, I remembered now. "Great", I whispered.- Anita to Jean-Claude"
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
36. "It wasn't just my beast's hunger, but Jean-Claude's blood thirst and Richard's craving for flesh. It was all that and the ardeur running through all of it, so that one hunger fed into the next in an endless chain, a snake eating it's own tail, an Ouroboros of desires."
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
37. "No 'Good evening, Jean-Claude, how are you doing?' Just down to business. How terribly rude,ma petite ."- Jean-Claude"
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
38. "Jesus, are all vampires over two hundred perverts?""I am over two hundred," Jean-Claude said."I rest my case."
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
39. "Oui , but if all the men in your life are happy, you are happier, and it makes my life easier."- Jean-Claude"
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
40. "I didn't even try it but the feeling that I got from being slightly high was so nice, I was so relaxed and happy and horny. Tomorrow Claude will be coming to my house, we will bake weed brownies on mugs, order pizza and have sex all the afternoon."
Author: Mariana Calderón De La Barca
41. "So I left with Jean Claude and went to Paris, so when the Russians came to Prague, I was in Paris."
Author: Milos Forman
42. "That's when his job got tough. Since that night, his shift had yet to go by without one of the inmates waking up with the night horrors. They all claimed the woman in Room 7 walked into their dreams. They couldn't – or wouldn't – elaborate on the details. Claude described the dreams to Dr. Morial, the ward's on-call psychiatrist. Morial asked him if he liked his job. Claude let it drop. Life was complicated enough without trying to figure out why a bunch of loonies should fixate on a fellow inmate they had never seen. Or how they could describe her so well."
Author: Nancy A. Collins
43. "I knew then and I know now that, when it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can't sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, "This is not right. —Claudette Colvin"
Author: Phillip M. Hoose
44. "Claude could simply not imagine the couples he met at parties or passed on the street ever being locked in carnal embrace."
Author: Tom Robbins
45. "(Claude and Marcel LeFever were speaking in French. This simultaneous English translation is being beamed to the reader via literary satellite.)"
Author: Tom Robbins
46. "HANNAH: ....English landscape was invented by gardeners imitating foreign painters who were evoking classical authors. The whole thing was brought home in the luggage from the Grand Tour. Here, look -- Capability Brown doing Claude, who was doing Virgil. Arcadia! And here, superimposed by Richard Noakes, untamed nature in the style of Salvator Rosa. It's the Gothic novel expressed in landscape. Everything but vampires."
Author: Tom Stoppard
47. "L'œil de l'homme est une fenêtre par laquelle on voit les pensées qui vont et viennent dans sa tête. Mettez un homme qui contient des idées parmi des hommes qui n'en contiennent pas, au bout d'un temps donné, et par une loi d'attraction irrésistible, tous les cerveaux ténébreux graviteront humblement et avec adoration autour du cerveau rayonnant. Il y a des hommes qui sont fer et des hommes qui sont aimant. Claude était aimant"
Author: Victor Hugo
48. "I wanted to see you again, touch you, know who you were, see if I would find you identical with the ideal image of you which had remained with me and perhaps shatter my dream with the aid of reality.-Claude Frollo"
Author: Victor Hugo
49. "Beyond the tilled plain, beyond the toy roofs, there would be a low suffusion of inutile loveliness, a low sun in a platinum haze with a warm, peeled-peach tinge pervading the upper edge of a two-dimensional, dove-grey cloud fusing with the distant amorous mist. there might be a line of spaced trees silhouetted against the horizon, and hot still noons above a wilderness of clover, and claude lorrain clouds inscribed remotely into misty azure with only their cumulus part conscpicuous against the neutral swoon of the background. or again, it might be a stern el greco horizon, pregnant with inky rain, and a passing glimpse of some mummy-necked farmer, and all around alternating strips of quick-silverish water and harsh green corn, the whole arrangement opening like a fan, somewhere in kansas."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
50. "The silver car had been closing in, but just then, it took a sharp turn to the left. Where are they going? Leor wondered. But he decided to keep it to himself. The cabby nodded and ran a hand through his hair. "Alright. Well, we're here anyways."Leor saw the winery a few blocks down. "I thought you said it'd take ten minutes?""You made me nervous," Claude retorted. "I drive fast when I'm nervous.""You should get that checked," Leor replied. "It can't be good for your kids. Or your wife."
Author: Zechariah Barrett

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