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1. "It's a good thing I love you, because you officially just scared the shit out of me.""A good thing yea," Dante agreed, squeezing her hand before releasing it."She's not alone in those sentiments," the Morningstar said, "Except for the love. I make no clamis there yet, little creaw-Dante"
Author: Adrian Phoenix
2. "Perguntou-me, depois, se eu não estava interessado em uma mudança de vida. Respondi que nunca se muda de vida; que, em todo caso, todas se equivaliam [...]. Quando era estudante, tinha muitas ambições desse gênero. Mas quando tive de abandonar os estudos compreendi muito depressa que essas coisas não tinham real importância."
Author: Albert Camus
3. "Paolo and Francesca were not ideal readers since they confess to Dante that after the first kiss they read no more. Ideal readers would have kissed and then read on."
Author: Alberto Manguel
4. "Blood hell, what happened to you?" - DanteThe dark wisard and I had a mild disagreement." -ViperWhat sort of disagreement?" -DanteI thought he should be dead and he disagreed." -Viper"
Author: Alexandra Ivy
5. "Dante to Abby: My God you are going to kill me. Again"
Author: Alexandra Ivy
6. "Dantes remained confused and silent by this explanation of the thoughts which had unconsciously been working in his mind, or rather soul; for there are two distinct sorts of ideas, those that proceed from the head and those from the heart."
Author: Alexandre Dumas
7. "Dantes."
Author: Alexandre Dumas
8. "Upon my word," said Dantes, "you make me shudder. Is the world filled with tigers and crocodiles?" "Yes; and remember that two legged tigers and crocodiles are more dangerous than the others."
Author: Alexandre Dumas
9. "Step one: Invade your opponet's mind. This is just like using mind-speak. Try it on me.""That's easy," I said, casting my mental nets toward Dante, ensnaring his mind, and pushing words into his conscious thought. I'm in your mind, having a look around, and it's awfully empty in here.Wiseacre, Dante returned. Nobody says that anymore. Speaking of which, how old are you in Nephilim years? I'd never thought to ask. I swore fealty during Napoleon's invasion of Italy-my homeland.And that was in what year...? Help me out. I'm not a history buff.Dante smiled. 1796.Wow. You're old."
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
10. "All this time. This was what was wrong with me. All this time I had been trying to figure out the secrets of the universe, the secrets of my own body, of my own heart. All of the answers had always been so close and yet I'd always fought them without even knowing it. From the minute I'd met Dante, I had fallen in love with him. I just didn't let myself know it, think it, feel it. My father was right. And it was true what my mother said. We all fight our own private wars."
Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
11. "I guess I didn't have it so bad.Maybe everybody didn't love me,but i wasn't one of those kids that everyone hated,either.I was good in a fight.So people left me alone.i was almost invisible.i think i liked it that way.And then Dante came along."
Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
12. "Beth était la Raani de la meute. Le bras droit de Gordon. Elle avait accédé à ce poste en terrassant un nombre incroyable d'adversaires. J'imaginais qu'elle pourrait sans peine relever un défi ou deux mais...- Et Dante ?- Quoi Dante ?Je lui jetai un regard appuyé.- Ne t'en fais pas. Dante ne me touchera pas.- Pourquoi ? Tu as un mot du docteur disant que tu ne supportes pas la mort ?"
Author: Cassandra O'Donnell
13. "...Kökü disarda bir ask, Dante ile Beatrice'inkine Fena öykünüyor."
Author: Cemal Süreya
14. "We are burning like a chicken wing left on the grill of an outdoor barbecuewe are unwanted and burning we are burning and unwanted we arean unwantedburningas we sizzle and fryto the bonethe coals of Dante's 'Inferno' spit and sputter beneathus andabove the sky is an open hand andthe words of wise men are uselessit's not a nice world, a nice world it's not ..."
Author: Charles Bukowski
15. "Just then Dante leaned against him, brow between his shoulder blades for a moment, so tentatively Griff held his breath. His voice was almost sheepish. "Nah. Everyone knows I was born defective. They didn't instal you until later."
Author: Damon Suede
16. "Gotten butt-ass, bone-dog naked for your vadge-cam?" Dante offered with an angelic smile, standing close."Fucking hell, D." Griff turned to Beth with an apology, but she spoke first."Huh-yeah. Thanks, cockbreath."
Author: Damon Suede
17. "To do nothing is to welcome Dante's hell - cramped and starving, weltering in Sin. And so boldly I have taken action. Some will recoil in horror, but all salvation comes at a price. One day the world will grasp the beauty of my sacrifice."
Author: Dan Brown
18. "I call it Dante's Syndrome," John said. I had never heard him call it any such thing."Meaning I think Dave and I gained the ability to peer into Hell. Only it turns out Hell is righthere, it's all through us and around us and in us like the microbes that swarm through yourlungs and guts and veins. Hey, look! An owl!"We all looked. It was an owl, all right."
Author: David Wong
19. "Viandante,amare è ritrovare la propria animatraverso l'anima dell'amato.Quando l'amato se ne stacca,allora tu l'hai perduta.E' scritto: "Ho un amico,ma il mio dolore non ha amici"."
Author: Edgar Lee Masters
20. "Ever felt to be young. Robert unclinched, laughing and clapping his hands. "This calls for a round. Many rounds. Rounds until they get the picture and roll the keg right up to our table." Dante hunted down a"
Author: Edward W. Robertson
21. "Caspar," he said. "Beloved son of my friend, David. You have been my child, my friend, my confidante, my ally in this world. And I will be here long after you have left me. What are you asking of me? Do you even realise?"
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
22. "Quand il m'arrive de sentir que mon temps est peu de chose, je pense à celui qui s'écoule simultanément dans bien des endroits du monde et qui passe près du mien : ce sont des arbres qui chassent des pollens, des femmes qui attendent une rupture des eaux, un garçon qui étudie un vers de Dante, mille cloches de récréation qui sonnent dans toutes les écoles du monde, du vin qui fermente au soutirage, toutes choses qui arrivent au même moment et qui, alliant leur temps au mien, lui donnent de l'ampleur. (p. 106)"
Author: Erri De Luca
23. "Lagrimas ocultas Lagrimas ocultasSe me ponho a cismar em outras erasEm que ri e cantei, em que era q'rida,Parece-me que foi noutras esferas,Parece-me que foi numa outra vida...E a minha triste boca doloridaQue dantes tinha o rir das Primaveras,Esbate as linhas graves e severasE cai num abandono de esquecida!E fico, pensativa, olhando o vago...Toma a brandura plácida dum lagoO meu rosto de monja de marfim...E as lágrimas que choro, branca e calma,Ninguém as vê brotar dentro da alma!Ninguém as vê cair dentro de mim!"
Author: Florbela Espanca
24. "Personne ne peut retirer son épingle du jeu. Tout le monde sera abattu ou torturé et, dans le cadre de la nation indépendante, tout le monde aura faim et participera au marasme. Le combat collectif suppose une responsabilité collective à la base et une responsabilité collégiale au sommet. Oui, il faut compromettre tout le monde dans le combat pour le salut commun. Il n'y a pas de mains pures, il n'y a pas d'innocents, pas de spectateurs. Nous sommes tous en train de nous salir les mains dans les marais de notre sol et le vide effroyable de nos cerveaux. Tout spectateur est un lâche ou un traitre."
Author: Frantz Fanon
25. "Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare."
Author: Frederick Henry Hedge
26. "I agree with Proust in this, he says, that books create their own silences in ways that friends rarely do. And the silence that grows palpable when one has finished a canto of Dante, he says, is quite different from the silence that grows palpable when one has reached the end of Oedipus at Colonus. The most terrible thing that has happened to people today, he says, is that they have grown frightened of silence. Instead of seeking it as a friend and as a source of renewal they now try in every way they can to shut it out... the fear of silence is the fear of loneliness, he says, and the fear of loneliness is the fear of silence. People fear silence, he says, because they have lost the ability to trust the world to bring about renewal. Silence for them means only the recognition that they have been abandoned... How can people find the strength to be happy if they are so terrified of silence?"
Author: Gabriel Josipovici
27. "Hay una realidad que demuestra la verdad de un hecho. Porque nuestra memoria y nuestros sentidos son demasiado inseguros, demasiado parciales. Incluso podemos afirmar que muchas veces es imposible discernir hasta qué punto un hecho que creemos percibir es real y a partir de qué punto sólo creemos que lo es. Así que para preservar la realidad como tal, necesitamos otra realidad -una realidad colindante- que la relativice. Pero, a su vez, esta realidad colindante necesita una base para relativizarse a sí misma. Es decir, que hay otra realidad colindante que demuestra, a su vez, que ésta es real. Y esta cadena se extiende indefinidamente dentro de nuestra conciencia y, en un cierto sentido, puede afirmarse que es a través de esta sucesión, a través de la conservación de esta cadena, como adquirimos conciencia de nuestra existencia misma. Pero si esta cadena, casualmente, se rompe, quedamos desconcertados. ¿La realidad está al otro lado del eslabón roto? ¿Está a este lado?"
Author: Haruki Murakami
28. "Ah yes, the dreaded one-way system. . . He and Nancy had laughed later, imagining Dante redesigning Purgatory into a one-way system offering occasional glimpses of St. Peter and the pearly gates over two separate sets of dividing concrete barriers."
Author: Helen Simonson
29. "Every day that we fail to live out the maximum of our potentialities we kill the Shakespeare, Dante, Homer, Christ which is in us."
Author: Henry Miller
30. "¿Quién conoce el bien?. le preguntaron a Dante y él respondió: sólo quien conoce el mal."
Author: Ignacio Solares
31. "Sally, or rather Sarah (for what young lady of common gentility will reach the age of sixteen without altering her name as far as she can?) must from situation be at this time the intimatre friend and confidante of her sister."
Author: Jane Austen
32. "Gavin thought of Adante and how she was like a blue flame, so mesmerizing, so beautiful and as much as he wanted to touch her, he knew it would only hurt them both in the end."
Author: Jasmine Angell
33. "Dust off your knees, brother, because you may damn well end up walking on them before the night is through."Lucan (in response to Dante's request for advice) - Kiss of Crimson"
Author: Lara Adrian
34. "Ahora hay dolor otra vez. El sedante no puede quitar este tipo de dolor. No importa cuantas drogas me den. Lo sé.Nunca, ninguna cantidad de drogas podrá quitar el dolor que acompaña a un corazón roto."
Author: Lauren Hammond
35. "I'm not who you think I am, Abby," he said in English.I almost smiled. It was the kind of melodramatic line people said in bad made-for-TV movies, but then I saw his eyes, bleak and distant, and I knew he was telling the truth."I thought you were Dante Alexander, foreign-exchange student visiting from Italy."He shook his head slowly, sadly. "Not exactly."
Author: Lisa Mangum
36. "Why would you love us? You didn't raise us. You've known us only as long as you've known your coya. Why do you care?"He wiped his hand over his face wearily. "I've known you for nearly seven years, Ash," he sighed. "Your coya talked of little else but five young girls that were her best friends. Her confidantes. Her family. In those years, she made me love you as fiercely perhaps as she does." He shook his head. "You are Coyote Breeds. You are not simply coyotes. You are not unfeeling animals, and you're worth more than a fucking funeral. Are we clear on this?"
Author: Lora Leigh
37. "Come t'e' picciol fallo amaro morso! Dante. What grievous pain a little fault doth give thee!"
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
38. "Limpias, pues, sus armas, hecho del morrión celada, puesto nombre a su rocín y confirmándose a sí mismo, se dio a entender que no le faltaba otra cosa sino buscar una dama de quien enamorarse; porque el caballero andante sin amores era árbol sin hojas y sin fruto y cuerpo sin alma"."
Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
39. "Quando il mondo dorme nel ventre della nottesolo il viandante conosce la strada,chi si è fatto nulla diviene allora il tuttoe ciò che riempie la sua anima sarà la sua fulgida luce."
Author: Mila Fois
40. "Haley and I would talk for hours about which member of 'N Sync we'd want to marry. After long deliberation, the answer was always J. C. Chasez. JoeyFatone's last name was going to be "Fat One" no matter how great he was, and even though they didn't know at theirage that Lance Bass was gay outright, they sensed he'd make a better good friend and confidante. As for Justin Timberlake, well, JT was the coolest and hottest, but too flashy, so we couldn't trust him to be faithful. J. C. Chasez was the smart compromise."
Author: Mindy Kaling
41. "Amanda olhou para ele - Tens de compreender que já não sou a rapariga que era dantes. Sou casada e sou mãe e, tal como toda a gente, não sou perfeita. Debato-me com as escolhas que fiz e cometo erros e passo grande parte do tempo a interrogar-me sobre quem sou realmente ou se a minha vida tem algum significado sequer. Não sou de modo nenhum uma pessoa especial, Dawson, e tens de perceber isso. Tens de compreender que sou apenas... uma pessoa vulgar."
Author: Nicholas Sparks
42. "Il est des moments où il faut choisir entre vivre sa propre vie pleinement, entièrement, complètement, ou traîner l'existence dégradante, creuse et fausse que le monde, dans son hypocrisie, nous impose."
Author: Oscar Wilde
43. "If the halls of the Hermitage should suddenly go mad, if the paintings of all schools and masters should suddenly break loose from the nails, should fuse, intermingle, and fill the air of the rooms with futuristic howling and colours in violent agitation, the result then would be something like Dante's Comedy." Osip Mandelstam, "Converation with Dante"
Author: Osip Mandelstam
44. "Digression is the soul of wit. Take the philosophic asides away from Dante, Milton or Hamlet's father's ghost and what stays is dry bones."
Author: Ray Bradbury
45. "Há homens nesses tronos, comandante, homens sem escrúpulos, ávidos de poder, que poriam em perigo nações inteiras para satisfazer o seu desejo de supremacia"
Author: Robyn Young
46. "Dante doesn't go easy. It's tough." "And I can't do it because, what? Because I'm a female? I'll have you know that there are plenty of things women can do that men can't." Tao snickered. "Like what?" "Well, bend over in prison, for one. Multitask, ask for directions, belly flop with dignity, bleed for five days every month yet not die—" "Have multiple orgasms," offered Dominic."
Author: Suzanne Wright
47. "Greta: At one point, you practically stalked poor Dante.Jamie: Stalked? No, I just watched him. At night. From behind a bush. Using night-vision googles."
Author: Suzanne Wright
48. "Je désirais le mouvement et non une existence au cours paisible. je voulais l'excitation et le danger, et le risque de me sacrifier pour mon amour. Je sentais en moi une énergie surabondante qui ne trouvait aucun exutoire dans notre vie tranquille."
Author: Tolstoï
49. "In rereading one of the best essays I know on Dante's Paradiso, Giovanni Getto's "Aspetti della poesia di Dante" (Aspects of Dante's Poetry, 1947), one can see that there is not one single image of Paradise that does not stem from a tradition that was part of the medieval reader's heritage, I won't say of ideas, but of daily fantasies and feelings. It is from the biblical tradition and the church fathers that these radiances come from, these vortices of flame, these lamps, these suns, these brilliances and brightnesses emerging "like a horizon clearing" (Par. 14.69)...For medieval man, reading about this light and luminosity was equivalent to when we dream about the sinuous gracefulness of a movie star, the elegant lines of a car...It is this appeal to a poetry of understanding that can make the Paradiso fascinating even for the modern reader who has lost the reference points familiar to his medieval counterpart."
Author: Umberto Eco
50. "Oh, come on. Haven't you seen him?" Eleanor exclaimed.It's because he's tall, isn't it? Tall and has long hair." Even Nathaniel's crude description made me want to see Dante again. Unfortunately, he never came to dinner, probably because he lived off campus."He's really smart," I murmured."And confident," Eleanor added."It's like he's older than everyone else," I said "Like he knows what he want and isn't afraid of taking it.""What she's saying is that he's manly." Eleanor grinned."
Author: Yvonne Woon

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