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1. "I was dead. That was the only explanation for this. I had made it to a place where little, sexy, dirty angels made men's fantasies come to life."
Author: Abbi Glines
2. "When you're dead, everything in the world is like a song that makes you cry."
Author: Adam Selzer
3. "I'm sorry, we can't come to the phone right now 'cause we're dead. Feel free to leave a message, but if we don't get back to you, it's probably 'cause we're dead. Have a nice day now."
Author: Alan Emmins
4. "God always knows our conscious, if it's bad He will stricken it, if it's good He will keep it clear, if you have no conscious then you're dead to God."
Author: Anthony Liccione
5. "My last chance had vanished into itself like a snail coiling up into his shell. Insidiously I had lost my grip, and now this was it. I thought all this without much emotion. I really didn't care anymore. I couldn't hang on anymore. I didn't have the guts to kill myself, but I didn't want it to continue. I walked a couple of blocks, empty, listless, and wished I could cry. ...The diabolic hope, the purposeful pulsing of blood, the flight into coherence allowed for some rationalizing an afterlife. A new theology was evolving, one that had a faith-in-death clause. It was evolved when I kicked a dead waterbug on the pavement. It was dried out, hollowed, emptied, like some kind of shell. Maybe, I thought, its body is a shell, maybe all bodies are shells. We hatch and die. Our spirit or something like that is the yoke: it lives the real life, the true life. It wasn't comforting."
Author: Arthur Nersesian
6. "How do you kill something that's already dead?Nobody knows enough about them. Ask Jason. He'll have an opinion.Wait a moment. Rachel could see Corinne talking to Jason, but they were too far ahead to hear. He says you chop them up into little pieces.But what if that infects you with the disease?Jason leaned closer to answer Corinne quietly. She laughed. You let Nollin do it."
Author: Brandon Mull
7. "That's a demon for you. Wants me dead but wants to be sure that he is the one who does me in."
Author: Daniel Xiao Wang
8. "As history shows, dead metaphors make good idols."
Author: Elizabeth A. Johnson
9. "The Buddha referred to married people as "householders." He even gave clear instructions as to how one should be a good householder: Be nice to your spouse, be honest, be faithful, give alms to the poor, buy some insurance against fire and flood . . . I'm dead serious: The Buddha literally advised married couples to buy property insurance."
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
10. "Rebecca held her head high and swanned across the hallway, but as she neared the footman, she could see quite plainly that his gaze was not where it should be. She stopped dead and slapped her hands over her bosom. "Its too low, isn't it? I knew I shouldn't have listened to that maid. She might not mind her boobies hanging out for all to see, but i just can't-" Her brain suddenly caught up with her mouth. She removed her hands from her bosom and slapped them over her awful, awful, awful mouth."
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
11. ""God, you're a good kisser," he said. "Where'd you learn to do that?"I sat up and flashed him a deadpan look. "Books," I said."
Author: Eve Marie Mont
12. "I'll stare the bastard in the face as he screams to God, and I'll laugh harder when he whimpers like a baby. And when his eyes go dead, the hell I send him to will seem like heaven after what I've done to him."
Author: Frank Miller
13. "It is preferable not to travel with a dead man."
Author: Henri Michaux
14. "The heroic books, even if printed in the character of our mother tongue, will always be in a language dead to degenerate times; and we must laboriously seek the meaning of each word and line, conjecturing a larger sense than common use permits out of what wisdom and valor and generosity we have."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
15. "Derek favored his left side. His horse refused to bear him. I couldn't blame the horse. I wouldn't want his demonic, undead-blood-smeared, wolf-smelling ass riding me, either. But it made us slow."
Author: Ilona Andrews
16. "Merlin's beard, Harry, you made me jump," said Slughorn, stopping dead in his tracks and looking wary. "How did you get out of the castle?""I think Filch must've forgotten to lock the doors," said Harry cheerfully, and was delighted to see Slughorn scowl."
Author: J.K. Rowling
17. "They'd just left when Zsadist came in at a dead run. "Shit, shit, shit…"What's doing, my brother?""I'm teaching and I'm late."Zsadist grabbed a sleeve of bagels, a turkey leg out of the refridge and a quart of ice cream from the freezer. "Shit.""That's your breakfast?""Shut up. It's almost a turkey sandwich."
Author: J.R. Ward
18. "Praised be I, writing, dead already anddead again"
Author: Jack Kerouac
19. "Then the sun broke above the crest of the hills and the entire countryside looked soaked in blood, the arroyos deep in shadow, the cones of dead volcanoes stark and biscuit-colored against the sky. I could smell pinion trees, wet sage, woodsmoke, cattle in the pastures, and creek water that had melted from snow. I could smell the way the country probably was when it was only a dream in the mind of God."
Author: James Lee Burke
20. "Good thing he's dead," Lula said, "or that would have hurt like the devil."
Author: Janet Evanovich
21. "The bad news is the butcher's dead. The good news is there'll be no need for a funeral, and I've got enough meat to last for weeks."
Author: Jarod Kintz
22. "I murmur: "It's a seat," a little like an exorcism. But the word stays on my lips: it refuses to go and put itself on the thing. It stays what it is, with its red plush, thousands of little red paws in the air, all still, little dead paws. This enormous belly turned upward, bleeding, inflated—bloated with all its dead paws, this belly floating in this car, in this grey sky, is not a seat. It could just as well be a dead donkey tossed about in the water, floating with the current, belly in the air in a great grey river, a river of floods; and I could be sitting on the donkey's belly, my feet dangling in the clear water."
Author: Jean Paul Sartre
23. "Wait. You don't understand. I just wanted it to stop. Wanted the hurting to stop."I smoothed a bloodied lock of hair from her eyes and felt very tired as I said, "The only people who never hurt are dead."The light died out of her eyes, her breath slowing. She whispered, barely audible, "I don't understand."I answered, "I don't either."A tear slid from her eye and mixed with the blood.Then she died."
Author: Jim Butcher
24. "Here's the simplest answer: Within weeks, the disciples proclaimed the resurrection of Jesus Christ, that He had been bodily raised from the dead and appeared to them."
Author: Josh McDowell
25. "I've got your back. Nothing alive will ever hurt you if I have breath in me. And nothing dead will hurt you if I don't." (Kisten)"
Author: Kim Harrison
26. "If I'd been trying to kill him, he'd be dead."
Author: Kristin Cashore
27. "Here and there are worms, evidence of the fertility of the soil, caught by the sun, half dead; flexible and pink, like lips."
Author: Margaret Atwood
28. "In time, the Deity perceived that death was a mistake; a mistake, in that it was insufficient; insufficient, for the reason that while it was an admirable agent for the inflicting of misery upon the survivor, it allowed the dead person himself to escape from all further persecution in the blessed refuge of the grave. This was not satisfactory. A way must be conceived to pursue the dead beyond the tomb.The Deity pondered this matter during four thousand years unsuccessfully, but as soon as he came down to earth and became a Christian his mind cleared and he knew what to do. He invented hell, and proclaimed it."
Author: Mark Twain
29. "I wondered if it was possible to donate my body to science before I was actually dead. I wondered if a disease were to be named after me what the symptoms would be."
Author: Miriam Toews
30. "Being dead is highly overrated. It's no fun at all." -- Mythe: A Fairy Tale"
Author: P.J. Gordon
31. "Without him, we are nothing, but the paradox is that we, the figments of another mind, will outlive the mind that made us, for once we are thrown into the world, we continue to exist forever, and our stories go on being told, even after we are dead."
Author: Paul Auster
32. "He no longer wished to be dead. At the same time, it cannot be said that he was glad to be alive. But at least he did not resent it. He was alive, and the stubbornness of this fact had little by little begun to fascinate him - as if he had managed to outlive himself, as if he were somehow living a posthumous life."
Author: Paul Auster
33. "Being dead filled her beyond fulfillment. Like a fruit suffused with its own mystery and sweetness, she was filled with her vast death, which was so new, she could not understand that it had happened."
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
34. "Perhaps I'm not their dead one back, but I'm something almost better to them; an ideal shaped by their minds."
Author: Ray Bradbury
35. "He didn't want to spend the rest of his life looking like an extra from The Walking Dead."
Author: Rick Riordan
36. "They had lived and known glory, and then they were ddead. She was alive and they were not, and nothing but a heartbeat separated her from them"
Author: Rosie Thomas
37. "The old longing i had thought dead, rose in me like a flame"
Author: Sam Selvon
38. "It can't be dead. It was alive just a minute ago."
Author: Sharon Creech
39. "The damned bitch has questions to answer. So she better not be dead. She can save that for when we've done."
Author: Shehanne Moore
40. "Back in the days, the groups and the bands that we listened to were like Earth, Wind and Fire, Santana and Grateful Dead. We don't have a lot of those bands anymore."
Author: Sheila E.
41. "Reflection is not the evil; but a reflective condition and the deadlock which it involves, by transforming the capacity for action into a means of escape from action, is both corrupt and dangerous, and leads in the end to a retrograde movement."
Author: Søren Kierkegaard
42. "Do the dead sing? Do they love?"
Author: Stephen King
43. "Dead was the gift that kept on giving. Dead, likediamonds, was forever."
Author: Stephen King
44. "The Guy became a human being, lived in poverty, died a grisly death, and fought his way back from the dead because He's nuts about you."
Author: Stephen W. Simpson
45. "When a film like Chris Nolan's Memento cannot get picked up, to me independent film is over. It's dead."
Author: Steven Soderbergh
46. "As her lungs pumped and her head cleared, she wondered if all the effort she'd put into blotting out the pain had deadened her ability to feel pleasure, too. What a shame. What a loss."
Author: Susan Donovan
47. "You start admiring someone who's famous for actually doing something---imagine that---and I swear to you I will buy you every item in her entire wardrobe. But over my own dead body will I spend my own time and money turning you into a clone of some brain-dead waste of skin who thinks the pinnacle of achievement is selling her wedding shots to a magazine."
Author: Tana French
48. "As if the dead really do persist, even in a bottle of wine."
Author: Thomas Pynchon
49. "He proved that it was equally true if the disregard was by a ruler or by a people. "It spreads like a disease," he said. "And it's infinitely more deadly when the law is disregarded by men pretending to act for justice than when it's simply inefficient, or even when its elected administrator's are crooked."
Author: Walter Van Tilburg Clark
50. "There breasts were stuck all white with wreath and sprayAs men's are, dead."
Author: Wilfred Owen

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