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1. "When I started to draw, most of my influences were from other painters and illustrators, so I was drawing landscape at second hand, really. The trees were Rackham trees, or trees that I had seen in paintings rather than from my own observation...and I started to feel this was a real lack in my work. Everything was too generalised, and not based on real experience. Then in 1975, after having worked for some years in London as a book cover illustrator mainly, I came down to Devon and stayed with some friends up on the moor. In the course of this one weekend, wandering around the moor, finding rivers and ancient woods, I realised that everything that I would ever want to draw was actually here. There was so much richness in the texture and forms of these fantastic trees...and I decided in the course of that weekend to come and live here. I looked at a couple of houses, found one, and made an offer on it, all in that one weekend!"
Author: Alan Lee
2. "La vérité est mystérieuse, fuyante, toujoursà conquérir. La liberté est dangereuse, dure à vivre autant qu'exaltante. Nousdevons marcher vers ces deux buts, péniblement, mais résolument, certainsd'avance de nos défaillances sur un si long chemin."
Author: Albert Camus
3. "Devon? Are you okay?" For the first time, Dom's voice sounds unsure. Devon sats nothing, not one word. She pushes herself up. She slides the papers toward herself. She slowly folds them into quarters. She closes her hand around them. Devon lifts her face to Dom's. Is she "okay"? Will she ever, ever be okay?"
Author: Amy Efaw
4. "Âme : Substance inconnue, qui agit d'une façon inconnue sur notre corps que nous ne connaissons guère ; nous devons en conclure que l'âme est spirituelle. Or personne n'ignore ce que c'est que d'être spirituel. L'âme est la partie la plus noble de l'homme, attendu que c'est celle que nous connaissons le moins. Les animaux n'ont point d'âmes, ou n'en ont que de matérielles ; les prêtres et les moines ont des âmes spirituelles, mais quelques-uns d'entre eux ont la malice de ne point les montrer, ce qu'ils font, sans doute, par pure humilité."
Author: Baron D'Holbach
5. "Da dove devo cominciare? Intanto, va chiarita subito una cosa fondamentale: un romanziere non scrive mai tutto quello che sa sui suoi personaggi. I lettori non devono venire a sapere tutto. Alcuni aspetti è meglio che restino un segreto fra lo scrittore e le sue creature."
Author: Cornelia Funke
6. "Ho sempre invidiato le persone che prendono sonno all'istante. Devono avere la testa più ordinata, le pareti del cranio ben pulite, tutti i mostriciattoli chiusi in un baule ai piedi del letto. Io ho sempre sofferto d'insonnia e continuerò a farlo fino all'ultimo giorno della mia vita. Nel frattempo sprecherò ore e ore a evocare il sonno, a sperare che un manganello mi colpisca in testa, non troppo forte, non abbastanza da farmi male, giusto un colpetto secco che mi sistemi per la notte."
Author: David Benioff
7. "It was fantastic to work in Cornwall partly because my family live there so I was able to do lots of visiting and eat lots of cake. They live all over Cornwall and all over Devon."
Author: Dawn French
8. "Je ne peux être juste pour les livres qui traitent de la femme en tant que femme... Mon idée c'est que tous, aussi bien hommes que femmes, qui que nous sayons, nous devons être considérés comme d'êtres humaines."
Author: Dorothy Parker
9. "In ogni essere umano si celano possibilità infinite, che non devono essere scatenate invano. Poiché è terribile quando l'intero uomo risuona di tanti echi, nessuno dei quali diventa una vera voce."
Author: Elias Canetti
10. "Sense and Sensibility signs litter Devon -- arrows with S & S on. Whenever Ang [Lee] sees a B & B sign he thinks it's for another movie."
Author: Emma Thompson
11. "Non ho mai attaccato bottone con lei per paura di diventare uno di quelli che, appena una sorride, subito pensano che ci stia. Poi finisce che una donna non sorride più a nessuno. Non è vero che se la tirano: spesso non sorridono perché se lo fanno gli uomini pensano subito che ci devono provare."
Author: Fabio Volo
12. "E questo l'errore centraledell'immaginazione letteraria: essa suppone che gli altri sono noi e che devono sentirsi come noi. (Feltrinelli, Economica Universale Feltrinelli; p.43)"
Author: Fernando Pessoa
13. "Since childhood she had walked the Devon rivers with her father looking for flowers and the nests of birds, passing some rocks and trees as old friends, seeing a Spirit everywhere, gentle in thought to all her eyes beheld."
Author: Henry Williamson
14. "« Nous devons emprisonner les chimères. En tant que créatures magiques, elles n'ont pas leur place dans ce nouveau monde que Nous tentons de créer... Espérons qu'elles ne voient rien venir, car certaines ne sont pas dociles… »"
Author: Iman Eyitayo
15. "But it was a matter of great consolation to her, that what brought evil to herself would bring good to her sister; and Elinor, on the other hand, suspecting that it would not be in her power to avoid Edward entirely, comforted herself by thinking, that though their longer stay would therefore militate against her own happiness, it would be better for Marianne than an immediate return into Devonshire."
Author: Jane Austen
16. "So," I said climbing to my feet and changing the subject ASAP, "I had a dream last night someone tried to burn me alive, and I'm not entirely sure it was a dream."Devon stiffened. Chase's pupils pulsed.Subject successfully changed."Now who's ready to eat?"
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
17. "Devon: "Why, Bryn, I do believe he's given her your pen."Bryn: "Well, get Freud on the phone. He'll have a field day with this one."
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
18. "Ten-to-one odds Callum has either Sore or Lance on Bryn-duty tonight," I said, changing the subject with an unspoken apology for bringing up the previous one at all. "You Macalisters seem to be Team Bryn favorites at the moment."Devon's lips settled into an easy, practiced smirk, and the nearly imperceptible tension in his neck and shoulder muscles receded. "If there's any justice in this world, watching you should convince them how lucky they've been to be blessed with a son such as myself.""He says with patented Smirk Number Three."Devon shook his head and made a sound somewhere in the neighborhood of tsk-tsk. "You're getting rusty, Bronwyn. That was clearly Smirk Number Two: sardonic with a side of wit."
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
19. "Oh, I see how it is. Baby finds her Johnny Castle, and all of a sudden, she forgets about the small matter of her BFF?"There was only one person in the world who could deliver that line with a straight face. Until I'd heard his voice, I hadn't realized just how much I'd missed it."Devon!"Chase stiffened as Dev's name left my lips, and Devon beamed at me, doing a good impression of someone who hadn't been bristling a moment before, when I'd buried myself in Chase's arms."In the flesh," Devon said. "When you call, Bronwyn, I answer. Always." It was a testament to the gravity of the moment that he didn't treat everyone present to an impromptu performance of "Ain't No Mountain." Lest Devon decide the situation did call for some tunes, I pushed on."
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
20. "Katie nosed at the carpet and then gave it a good chew. When it proved recalcitrant enough that she couldn't pull it up, she growled."Who's a fierce little girl?" I asked her. "Who's going to kick butt and take names and help her big sister get into all kinds of trouble someday?"Devon snorted. "Sometimes, I think the term bad influence was invented specifically with you in mind."
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
21. "Good boy, Devon," I taunted. "You got me home before dark. If you can sit, shake and roll over, too, I'm sure Callum will give you a doggie treat."
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
22. "Show of hands," Devon said, breaking the silence. "Who thinks we're screwed?"
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
23. "You're my escort?"Devon shrugged. "The Big Guy tells you to do something, you do it, even if it means babysitting a bratty little human girl who calls playing with glue an art."I reached over and smacked him."
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
24. "Nobody liked my plan."You want us to split up?" Chase asked, his brow wrinkling in obvious bewilderment.Lake echoed the sentiment, her voice flat. "Why would we split up? There's four of us and one of him." After a brief moment's pause, she amended her head count to better reflect the real odds. "Three and a half of us, one of him."Three and a half, as in three werewolves, one human. I narrowed my eyes. "For your sake, Lake, I'm going to pretend that Devon is the half."Dev, unquestionably the strongest person in the room, just shrugged and let me keep my delusions. "It's because of my petite stature," he said. All 6'4" of him."
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
25. "Ouch!'' The cry escaped before I could stop it, and on either side of me, Chase and Devon leapt to their feet.''Problem?'' Ali asked mildly, amusement dancing in the corners of her eyes. Given the whole Casey thing, I didn't think she had to call to be in such a good mood, but what did I know?''No problem,'' I said darkly, rubbing my shin ''Somebody just accidentally kicked me under the table.'' I narrowed my eyes at lake, and she helped herself to another T-bone And smothered it in stake sauce. ''Wasn't an accident'' She said cheerfully. ''Lake'' Mitch didn't say any more than his daughters name and she rolled her eyes. ''It's not like I shot her''."
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
26. "Xan spoke low. "I would die for you.""Don't do that," said Devon. "Live for me."
Author: Jez Morrow
27. "In the deep, tacit way in which feeling becomes stronger than thought, I had always felt that the Devon School came into existence the day i entered it, was vibrantly real while i was a student there, and then blinked out like a candle the day I left"
Author: John Knowles
28. "Must like the rest of us on the surface, he had an underlying obliging and considerate strain which barred him from being a really important member of the class. You had to be rude at least sometimes and edgy often to be credited with "personality," and without that accolade no one at Devon could be anyone. No one, with the exception of course of Phineas."
Author: John Knowles
29. "The first American ancestor of our name was a younger son of these old Devonshire people, and came to the Virginia colony in the reign of Charles the First."
Author: John Sergeant Wise
30. "Les yeux échappent à tout contrôle. Nous devons réfléchir où et quand nous les posons. L'ensemble de notre vie s'écoule à travers eux et ils peuvent aussi bien être des fusils que des notes de musique, un chant d'oiseau qu'un cri de guerre. Ils ont le pouvoir de nous dévoiler, de te sauver, te perdre. J'ai aperçu tes yeux et ma vie a changé. Ses yeux à elle m'effraient. Ses yeux à lui m'aspirent. Regarde-moi un peu, alors tout ira mieux et peut-être pourrai-je dormir. (p. 234)"
Author: Jón Kalman Stefánsson
31. "The true heart of Carolyn's farm was her kitchen, where sausages and pungent dog treats lay scattered over they counters, along with collars, magazines and books, trial application forums, checks from her students (Carolyn, not big on details, often left them lying around for months), leashes, and dog toys. Pots of coffee were always brewing, and dog people could be found sitting around her big wooden table at all hours. Devon and I were always welcome there, and he grew to love going around the table from person to person, collecting pats and treats. Troubled dogs were familiar at the table, and appreciated. If we couldn't bring our dogs many places, we could always bring them here."
Author: Jon Katz
32. "Jack took the note:My lord, Lady Kincaid announced she would be out this evening. When I asked where, she said shewas going "carousing." That is a direct quote. Please advise. Devonsgate."
Author: Karen Hawkins
33. "Everybody's got sad stories." Devon's voice was as ungiving as stone. "And everyone thinks they're so very special and broken because of them."
Author: Kat Zhang
34. "(Devon) "Cam, what's wrong?"He cursed and held her tighter. "Help me," he rasped.Her senses dizzy from the scent and feel of him, it took a few moments for the words to register. She stroked her fingers through his thick, soft hair. "Help you?"His head moved against her hand, as much a show of helpless pleasure as it was a nod. "Help me slow down."She shook her head. "I don't want you to slow down—""I want to be gentle," he said roughly, his warm breath tickling her neck. "But I'm so fucking turned on right now all I can think about is pounding into you."
Author: Kaylea Cross
35. "Fece una risata e mi circondò con un braccio, mentre rimanevamo seduti l'uno accanto all'altra. Poi aggiunse: "Continuo a pensare a un fiume da qualche parte là fuori, con l'acqua che scorre velocissima. E quelle due persone nell'acqua, che cercano di tenersi strette, più che possono, ma alla fine devono desistere. La corrente è troppo forte. Devono mollare, separarsi. E' la stessa cosa per noi. E' un peccato, Kath, perché ci siamo amati per tutta la vita. Ma alla fine non possiamo rimanere insieme per sempre.""
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
36. "Sometimes you live life, and sometimes life happens to you. But you always get to choose what you do about it." Devon Brooks"
Author: Kevin Kelly
37. "Out of the choked Devonian waters emerged sight and sound and the music that rolls invisible through the composer's brain. They are there still in the ooze along the tideline, though no one notices. The world is fixed, we say: fish in the sea, birds in the air. But in the mangrove swamps by the Niger, fish climb trees and ogle uneasy naturalists who try unsuccessfully to chase them back to the water. There are things still coming ashore."
Author: Loren Eiseley
38. "Já na mezidruhové randení moc nejsem, to tedy lituju. Když se po mne nekdo sápe, nikdy nevím, jestli me chce, nebo má jenom hlad."Chytil se za hrud a zatváril se ublížene. "To bolelo. Když už tedy nechcete prijmout moje pozvání, zasloužím si aspon znát vaše jméno. Koneckoncu, práve jste mi zlomila srdce."Dlouho jsem odhodlane mlcela, ale pod nátlakem jeho pohledu nakonec podvolila. "Alex.""To je zkrácenina pro Alexandra?""Alexandrina," opravila jsem ho.Usmá se, jako by mi ušel nejaký vtip. Než jsem se ho stihla zeptat na duvod, sdelil mi ho sám. "To je puvodne recké jméno, znamená to ochránce lidí."Kdo by to jen rekl, dokonce i moje jméno me predurcovalo k tomu, být soucástí téhle uhozené, nikdy nekoncící války. "Já jsem Devon," predstavil se, šarmantne se pri tom uklonil a natáhl ke mne ruku."To je recky neco jako, šílene rád otravuju lidi a nevím, kdy prestat?" zeptala jsem se kousave a nechala jeho ruku bez povšimnutí."
Author: Lucie Adamová
39. "Everyday, you get home from the shops with a bag of cat food and bin-liners and realise that, yet again, you failed to have cosmetic surgery, book a cheap weekend in Paris, change your name to something more glamorous, but the fifth series of The Sopranos, divorce your spouse, sell up and move to Devon, or adopt a child from Guatemala."
Author: Lynne Truss
40. "Even now she could not muster much angst toward Lord Devon. She had experienced twenty-and-four kisses in her lifetime stolen by gentlemen, bohemians, even royalty from all the continental nations, men who could not kiss without trying to maul her. But number twenty-five — Wilhelm — had set her aside despite his obvious arousal. Rather chivalrous, in a way."
Author: Moriah Densley
41. "Quindi il giorno divenne un giorno d'attesa, cosa che era, lo sapeva bene, un peccato: i momenti devono essere sperimentati, aspettare è un peccato contro il tempo che deve ancora venire e contro gli istanti presenti che vengono trascurati. Tuttavia, aspettava."
Author: Neil Gaiman
42. "Perhaps I shall not write my account of the Paleolithic at all, but make a film of it. A silent film at that, in which I shall show you first the great slumbering rocks of the Cambrian period, and move from those to the mountains of Wales...from Ordovician to Devonian, on the lush glowing Cotswolds, on to the white cliffs of Dover... An impressionistic, dreaming film, in which the folded rocks arise and flower and grow and become Salisbury Cathedral and York Minster..."
Author: Penelope Lively
43. "C'est une vérité très certaine que, lorsqu'il n'est pas en notre pouvoir de discerner les plus vraies opinions, nous devons suivre les plus probablespartie 3, para 3)"
Author: René Descartes
44. "Are you okay with what we ordered?" Angeline asked him. "You didn't pipe up with any requests." Neil shook his head, face stoic. He kept his dark hair in a painfully short and efficient haircut. It was the kind of no-nonsense thing the Alchemists would've loved. "I can't waste time quibbling over trivial things like pepperoni and mushrooms. If you'd gone to my school in Devonshire, you'd understand. For one of my sophomore classes, they left us alone on the moors to fend for ourselves and learn survival skills. Spend three days eating twigs and heather, and you'll learn not to argue about any food coming your way." Angeline and Jill cooed as though that was the most rugged, manly thing they'd ever heard. Eddie wore an expression that reflected what I felt, puzzling over whether this guy was as serious as he seemed or just some genius with swoon-worthy lines."
Author: Richelle Mead
45. "Virginia peered uncertainly at the pistol. "Only powder in it, right?""Enough to make a very loud bang. But I daresay it would quite frighten a fellow if fired.""I daresay." Virginia began to grin."What?" Celia asked."Perhaps it wouldn't be such a bad idea for you to go for a moonlight walk with Pierce. He could use a little shaking up."Celia laughed. Then they both started laughing.By the time they left the retiring room, she was almost hoping that Lord Devonmont would indeed take her out somewhere and try to ravish her. Though she'd already fired her pistol in a controlled situation, she'd been wanting to test it under more typical conditions."
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
46. "Ezra clapped his hands. "all right," he said. "In addition to the books we're reading as a class, I want to do an extra side project on unreliable narrators." Devon Arliss raised her hand. "what does that mean?" Ezra strode around the room. "well, the narrator tells us the story in the book, right? But what if... the narrator isn't telling us the truth? Maybe he's telling us his skewed version of the story to get you on his side. Or to scare you. Or maybe he's crazy!"
Author: Sara Shepard
47. "La gente non fa le cose per cui ha un vero talento, ma quelle a cui la spinge la preoccupazione. Se sono bravi a riparare le automobili, devono cantare il "Don Giovanni"; se sanno cantare, devono fare l'architetto; e se hanno il bernoccolo dell'architettura, vogliono diventare ispettori scolastici o pittori astrattisti o qualunque altra cosa. QUALUNQUE COSA!"
Author: Saul Bellow
48. "These days I live in a magical little village on Dartmoor in Devon, England, and my "special spot" is a moss-covered rock in a circle of trees in the woods behind my house.I often go into the woods, or walk through the fields and hills nearby, when I need inspiration, or to work out a plot problem, or come up with an idea. I think better on my feet, particularly when there is beautiful countryside around me and a dog at my side.When I was younger and lived in big cities, I had special places there too. There's magic everywhere, if you look."
Author: Terri Windling
49. "New York always feels more like my hometown than the places where I actually grew up (which weren't far from New York), perhaps because I did my artistic "growing up" while working in this crazy, wonderful city back in my twenties. Although I love the quieter, slower, nature-rich life I live now in the sheep-dotted hills of Devon, there are ways in which I still feel more truly myself here in New York, more than anywhere else. Even after all this time in the desert and on Dartmoor. Strange, isn't it?"
Author: Terri Windling
50. "[The Edwardian era] was a time of booming trade, of great prosperity and wealth in which the pageant of London Society took place year after year in a setting of traditional dignity and beauty. The great houses—Devonshire, Dorchester, Grosvenor, Stafford and Lansdowne House—had not yet been converted into museums, hotels and flats, and there we danced through the long summer nights till dawn. The great country-houses still flourished in their glory, and on their lawns in the green shade of trees the art of human intercourse was exquisitely practised by men and women not yet enslaved by household cares and chores who still had time to read, to talk, to listen and to think."
Author: Violet Bonham Carter

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