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1. "If I understand this correctly Christ taught here the alarming doctrine that the desire for honor among men made belief impossible."
Author: A.W. Tozer
2. "Read for yourselves, read for the sake of your inspiration, for the sweet turmoil in your lovely head. But also read against yourselves, read for questioning and impotence, for despair and erudition, read the dry sardonic remarks of cynical philosophers like Cioran or even Carl Schmitt, read newspapers, read those who despise, dismiss or simply ignore poetry and try to understand why they do it. Read your enemies, read those who reinforce your sense of what's evolving in poetry, and also read those whose darkness or malice or madness or greatness you can't understand because only in this way will you grow, outlive yourself, and become what you are."
Author: Adam Zagajewski
3. "You can be great only if it is your destiny."
Author: Andrea Bocelli
4. "She smiled as though someone had just offered her, the oldest virgin in town, a fully functioning Kingsize Vibro vibrator and a deluxe inhibition bypass."
Author: Andrew Barrett
5. "It was because historians made it sound so coherent, so purposeful, so complete. They'd take an entire century and impose a meaning on it, a personality, a destiny-and his was, of course, a lie."
Author: Anne Rice
6. "Die großen Leute verstehen nie etwas von selbst,und für die Kinder ist es zu anstrengend, ihnen immer und immer wieder erklären zu müssen.""As pessoas grandes nunca percebem nada sozinhas e uma criança acaba por se cansar de ter que estar sempre a explicar-lhes tudo."
Author: Antoine De Saint Exupéry
7. "It is just a lonely certainty that we are right and everybody else wrong, which makes it worthwhile for us busy-bodies to go on making a nuisance of ourselves. Our job is to keep both the simple Philistine and the greedy rich in their places, to prevent them, in their stupidity and avarice, from destroying everything that is left."
Author: Auberon Waugh
8. "God, the hardest thing he'd ever done in his life was giving up what he wanted so that the woman heloved could get what she needed."
Author: Bella Andre
9. "Uno scrittore non dimentica mai la prima volta che accetta qualche moneta o un elogio in cambio di una storia. Non dimentica mai la prima volta che avverte nel sangue il dolce veleno della vanità e crede che se riuscirà a nascondere a tutti la sua mancanza di talento il sogno della letteratura potrà dargli un tetto sulla testa un piatto caldo alla fine della giornata e soprattutto quanto di più desidera: il suo nome stampato su un miserabile pezzo di carta che vivrà sicuramente più a lungo di lui. Uno scrittore è condannato a ricordare quell'istante perché a quel punto è già perduto e la sua anima ha ormai un prezzo."
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
10. "L'homme a un penchant naturel à imaginer des théories correctes de toutes espèces... Si l'homme n'était pas doué d'un esprit adapté à ses besoins, il n'aurait jamais pu acquérir aucune connaissance"
Author: Charles S. Peirce
11. "It's my conceit that perhaps some diseases perceived as diseases that destroy a well-functioning machine actually turn it into a new but still well-functioning machine with a different purpose. The AIDS virus: look at it from its point of view. Very vital, very excited, really having a good time. It's really a triumph if you're a virus. See the movies from the disease's point of view. You can see why they would resist all attempts to destroy them. These are all cerebral games, but they have emotional correlatives as well."
Author: David Cronenberg
12. "Those who seem to despise half of America will never be trusted to govern any of it. Those who cherish only the country's past will not be entrusted with its future."
Author: David Frum
13. "Writing again, he stressed that the events of war are always uncertain. Then, paraphrasing a favorite line from the popular play Cato by Joseph Addison - a line that General Washington, too, would often call upon - Adams told her, "We cannot insure success, but we can deserve it."
Author: David McCullough
14. "Reaching out, I grab his hand and intertwine my fingers with his. And I move into his space until we're not even an inch from each other. Laying my forehead on his chest, I take a deep breath and feel his whole body relax, as if tension is rolling off his body in waves.I was always the kid who loved the smell of gasoline.His free hand comes up, and his fingers slip through my hair before his hand settles between my shoulder blades."Ben," I say into his shirt."Janelle," he whispers back, and I can feel his mouth against my hair. I can feel him smile."
Author: Elizabeth Norris
15. "No he sido yo quien ha roto tu corazón, te lo has roto tú misma, y al hacerlo has destrozado, de paso, él mío. Y la peor parte me toca a mí, porque aún tengo fortaleza. ¿Crees que me apetece vivir? ¿Qué clase de vida podrá ser la mía cuando tú...? ¡Oh, Dios mío! ¿Acaso te gustaría a ti vivir si te encerraran el alma en una tumba?"
Author: Emily Brontë
16. "Si mai ales, cine nu poate sa aiba în ziua de azi un soc ? Si dumneata, si eu, toti am trecut prin asta ; exista doar atîtea cazuri. Bunaoara, sade omul pasnic si fredoneaza o romanta, cînd, asa, din senin, i se nazare ceva, ia pistolul si trage în primul venit; dupa aceea, bineînteles, e achitat. Am citit acum de curînd despre asta, sînt lucruri pe care le confirma toti medicii. Medicii confirma acum tot, absolut tot, da, da !"
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
17. "It is most necessary to avoid rusticity in any way, whether in material, design, or execution."
Author: George Edmund Street
18. "Der Lebensschutz des potentiellen Opfers soll mehr wiegen als die Menschenwürde des potenziellen Täters."
Author: Heribert Prantl
19. "It took her three seconds-one, two, three-to know that her destiny required her to join this man, and his gun and his wagon, and his waiting horses. She had no conception of what was being asked of her, but she knew that there could be no viable alternative. She dashed inside the orphanage and grabbed the few things that belonged to her."
Author: James A. Michener
20. "I'm terrible in the mornings, but I'm always at my desk by 10 A.M."
Author: James Herbert
21. "He pulled my chin up so that I would face him. "I know you deserve better than me. You think I don't know that? But if there was any woman made for me...it's you. I'll do whatever I have to do, Pidge. Do you hear me? I'll do anything."
Author: Jamie McGuire
22. "When I say something, I mean what I say, despite what a dictionary says I mean. Meanings of words are slaves that I put to work constructing my pyramids of thought."
Author: Jarod Kintz
23. "I do two things. I design mobile computers and I study brains."
Author: Jeff Hawkins
24. "Metagapism is the belief that love is the ultimate reality, literally god and the one shared soul, and the source, nature and destiny of all."
Author: John K. Brown
25. "Inhaling fumes directly from burning foliage, either in a confined space such as a cave or a tent, or scooping up and breathing in the vapors from psychoactive plant materials scattered on a bowl full of hot coals, must be an extremely ancient practice. Herodotus's account from the fifth-century BCE, describing the use of small tents by the Scythians (a northwestern Iranian tribe) for inhaling the smoke of cannabis, is probably the most famous account that confirms the antiquity of the use of cannabis as a ritual intoxicant."
Author: John Rush
26. "To Mr. Seward: It is my desire that, in case Maximillian will surrender, he be sent here a prisoner of war, but that in the event of his continuing the war, or refusing to surrender, then he be shot."
Author: Joshua A. Norton
27. "Macon EthanI lay my head down on his chest and cried because had livedbecause he had dieda dry ocean, a desert of emotionhappysad darklight sorrowjoy swept over me, under mei could hear the sound but i could not understand the words and then i realized the sound was me, breakingin one moment i was feeling everything and i was feeling nothingi was shattered, i was saved, i lost everthing, i was given everything elsesomething in me died, something in me was born, i only knewthe girl was gonewhoever i was now, i would never be her again this is the waythe world ends not with a bang but a whimperclaim yourself claim yourself claim yourself claimgratitude fury love despair hope hatefirst green is gold but nothing green can staydonttrynothinggreencanstay-Lena Duchannes"
Author: Kami Garcia
28. "She told me only people we love the most can destroy us, because no one else has that kind of power."
Author: Kiersten White
29. "That dung flop?" Nakita said, her dislike almost visibly dripping into nasty puddles at Amy's designer flats. "Yes, I guess. That doesn't mean I have to like him.""I know what you mean." Amy faked a heartfelt sigh. "I have a brother too." The girls behind her giggled when she pushed past me to Barnabas. "I'm Amy," she said, smiling as she extended her hand.""Barnabas," the reaper said as he darted past me to give Nakita a sideways hug to avoid having to shake Amy's hand. "This is Nakita. She's my favorite sister. We're from Norway."
Author: Kim Harrison
30. "—Sí, él se limitó a darte un beso, pero ese no fue el primero. Tu primer beso lo obtuve hace mucho tiempo —explicó, con una media sonrisa que hizo que su rostro se viese hermoso. ¿De qué diablos estaba hablando? Nunca me había besado. Fruncí el ceño, pensando, tratando de recordar. —¿Recuerdas la vez que me hice daño cuándo me caí de ese árbol en mi jardín delantero? Tenía trece años y mi maldita pierna dolía tanto, y me preguntaste qué podías hacer para que el dolor desapareciese. —Cerró los ojos y negó con la cabeza al recuerdo, con una pequeña sonrisa en las comisuras de sus labios."
Author: Kirsty Moseley
31. "My illness is excruciating and difficult to cope with. It takes over your entire life and causes more suffering than I can describe."
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
32. "Families are designed to nurture the minds, wills, and emotions of its members so that the barriers created by fear of the unknown can be replaced by the confidence that comes from knowing you are loved whether you succeed or fail."
Author: Leigh A. Bortins
33. "Artists usually don't make all that much money, and they often keep their artistic hobby despite the money rather than due to it."
Author: Linus Torvalds
34. "Symptoms of Love...The quickening of my heart I can hear my breath as it passes through my body like wind through branches of a tree.The sensation in my chest the dreams in my head my body reacts as if exposed to a sudden change in the elements.My mind wanders not focused on one particular thing like an innocent long ago in his youth. Oh how I desire to be with you when our bodies will meet and become one."
Author: M.I. Ghostwriter
35. "Democritus and Heraclitus were two philosophers, of whom the first, finding the condition of man vain and ridiculous, never went out in public but with a mocking and laughing face; whereas Heraclitus, having pity and compassion on this same condition of ours, wore a face perpetually sad, and eyes filled with tears. I prefer the first humor; not because it is pleasanter to laugh than to weep, but because it is more disdainful, and condemns us more than the other; and it seems to me that we can never be despised as much as we deserve. Pity and commiseration are mingled with some esteem for the thing we pity; the things we laugh at we consider worthless. I do not think there is as much unhappiness in us as vanity, nor as much malice as stupidity. We are not so full of evil as of inanity; we are not as wretched as we are worthless."
Author: Michel De Montaigne
36. "When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve."
Author: Napoleon Hill
37. "The desire to get married, which - I regret to say, I believe is basic and primal in women - is followed almost immediately by an equally basic and primal urge - which is to be single again."
Author: Nora Ephron
38. "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
39. "Tighe took control of his thoughts."You need to use the bathroom. When I tell you to, go into the house. Two cats will try to comein with you. You must let them in. Don't allow anyone to stop them. Once inside the house, you'llgo into the bathroom and close the door, pull down your pants, then curl up on the floor and go tosleep."The bastard's career would be over when they caught him, literally, with his pants down. But hedeserved it for kicking a cat."
Author: Pamela Palmer
40. "And others came... Desires and Adorations, Winged Persuasions and veil'd Destinies, Splendours, and Glooms, and glimmering Incarnations Of hopes and fears, and twilight Phantasies; And Sorrow, with her family of Sighs, And Pleasure, blind with tears, led by the gleam Of her own dying smile instead of eyes, Came in slow pomp; the moving pomp might seemLike pageantry of mist on an autumnal stream."
Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
41. "Developing and implementing IT governance design effectiveness and efficiency can be a multidirectional, interactive, iterative, and adaptive process."
Author: Robert E. Davis
42. "Here's to loving for that long, too, and loving perfectly, without error or sorrow, held forever on the edge of madness by our desire, but never tumbling over. Salud."
Author: Ron Currie Jr.
43. "More than a few people, some of whom think they know me quite well, have remarked that they are struck that I, who can seem so even-keeled and imperturbable, would choose to write a book about anxiety. I smile gently while churning inside and thinking about what I've learned is a signature characteristic of the phobic personality: "the need and ability"—as described in the self-help book Your Phobia—"to present a relatively placid, untroubled appearance to others, while suffering extreme distress on the inside."c"
Author: Scott Stossel
44. "I've never sent an email in my life. My kids laugh. I often hand the phone to them and say, 'Can you text this message to somebody.' I don't even have a computer on my desk."
Author: Sebastian Coe
45. "The South is a great driving destination for tourism - heritage, cultural and many other types of tourism."
Author: Sonny Perdue
46. "She is not a musical girl nor, intrinsically, a joyful girl; but the music of the four Swedes shook something awake inside her, and when she heard it she felt airborne and strong."
Author: Sonya Hartnett
47. "Collecting expresses a free-floating desire that attaches and re-attaches itself—it is a succession of desires. The true collector is in the grip not of what is collected but of collecting."
Author: Susan Sontag
48. "A volte desidereresti fuggire in un'altra parte del libro. Smetti di leggere e sfogli le pagine in avanti, scorgendo di sfuggita la storia che corre, non al di sopra del mondo ma attraverso di esso, attraverso foreste e complicazioni, attraverso il caos delle intenzioni e delle città. A mano a mano che ti avvicini alle ultime pagine, affretti sempre più il ritmo della lettura, finché non ti ritrovi immerso in un groviglio di inquietudine. Poi, all'improvviso, il pollice perde la presa e fluttui fuori dalla storia tornando in te stesso. Il libro è di nuovo una fragile nave fatta di tessuto e di carta. Sei stato ovunque e in nessun posto"
Author: Thomas Wharton
49. "A veces yo conseguía dormirme repitiéndolo una y otra vez hasta que se mezclaba con las madreselvas todo terminó por simbolizar la noche y el desasosiego no me parecía estar despierto ni dormido mirando hacia un largo pasillo de media luz grisácea donde todas las cosas estables se habían convertido en paradójicas sombras todo cuanto yo había hecho sombras todo cuanto yo había sufrido tomando formas visibles grotescas y burlándose con su inherente irrelevancia de la significación que deberían haber afirmado pensando era yo no era yo quién no era no era quién."
Author: William Faulkner
50. "We shall see how the counsels of prudence and restraint may become the prime agents of mortal danger; how the middle course adopted from desires for safety and a quiet life may be found to lead direct to the bull's-eye of disaster."
Author: Winston Churchill

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