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1. "I bet whatever you keep hidden in the pages of those books is absolutely beautiful, Aly ." He swallowed, diverting his gaze to the far wall before he dropped it to meet mine. A tender palm came to rest on the side of my face. He caressed his thumb over the apple of my cheek. "How could it not be? Look at you . . . you have to be the most beautiful creature I've ever seen." Pain reverberated in his words. Still they wrapped around me like the warmest embrace. My fingers ventured to his chest, twisting in his shirt. The strong throb of his pulse thundered under them. "Everything I love is in the pages of those books, Jared."
Author: A.L. Jackson
2. "Uno se acerca a otra persona para divertirse o para quererla; no hay nada de malo en eso. De pronto uno, para no hacer sufrir, oculta algo. El otro descubre que le han ocultado algo, pero no sabe que. Trata de averiguar, acepta las explicaciones, disimula que no las cree del todo. Asi empieza el desastre. Quisiera que nunca nos hicieramos mal."
Author: Adolfo Bioy Casares
3. "L'art pourl'art, le divertissement d'un artiste solitaire, est bien justement l'artartificiel d'une société factice et abstraite. Son aboutissement logique, c'estl'art des salons, ou l'art purement formel qui se nourrit de préciosités etd'abstractions et qui finit par la destruction de toute réalité."
Author: Albert Camus
4. "It was not man who implanted in himself what is infinite and the love of what is immortal: those lofty instincts are not the offspring of his capricious will; their steadfast foundation is fixed in human nature, and they exist in spite of his efforts. He may cross and distort them – destroy them he cannot. The soul wants which must be satisfied; and whatever pains be taken to divert it from itself, it soon grows weary, restless, and disquieted amidst the enjoyments of sense."
Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
5. "Any weapon touched by a woman, even by accident, must be cleansed with both water and prayer so that her essence would not linger, diverting the warrior who might use it next, for even the faintest touch could bring lust to that man's heart. Perhaps that meant a woman who was well trained in arms would be the superior warrior, her attention never wavering from her task."
Author: Alice Hoffman
6. "One discovers that destiny can be diverted, that one does not have to remain in bondage to the first wax imprint made on childhood sensibilities. Once the deforming mirror has been smashed, there is a possibility of wholeness. There is a possibility of joy."
Author: Anaïs Nin
7. "Sunt exact ce este un film de dragoste pentru oamenii profunzi, o simpla distrac?ie, un divertisment ocazional, ceva ce se uita repede, nu ceva prost, dar nici neaparat bun."
Author: Anne Frank
8. "Religion has ever filled the mind of man with darkness, and kept him in ignorance of his real duties and true interests. It is only by dispelling the clouds and phantoms of Religion, that we shall discover Truth, Reason, and Morality. Religion diverts us from the causes of evils, and from the remedies which nature prescribes; far from curing, it only aggravates, multiplies, and perpetuates them."
Author: Baron D'Holbach
9. "I condemn equally those who choose to praise man, those who choose to condemn him and those who choose to divert themselves, and I can only approve of those who seek with groans."
Author: Blaise Pascal
10. "But the central point is that any campaign against Iraq, whatever the strategy, cost and risks, is certain to divert us for some indefinite period from our war on terrorism."
Author: Brent Scowcroft
11. "Respirar se le ha acabado, se lo digo yo. Piense que un traje de novia es como una escafandra de buzo: no es el mejor sitio para respirar, lo divertido empieza cuando se lo quitan.El Prisionero del Cielo"
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
12. "Ou talvez simplesmente tenha lido demasiados romances, os alcoólicos são sempre atraentes e divertidos e encantadores e complexos, como o Sebastian Flyte ou o Abe North em 'Terna é a Noite', e bebem por causa de uma tristeza de alma profunda, insaciável, ou por causa do terrível legado da Primeira Guerra Mundial, ao passo que eu me embebedo simplesmente porque tenho sede e gosto do sabor da cerveja e porque sou demasiado patego para saber quando devo parar. Afinal de contas, não posso propriamente pôr a culpa à Guerra das Malvinas."
Author: David Nicholls
13. "Had been deeply struck.... by the damage wreaked upon mathematics in France by the first world war, when "a misguided notion of equality in the face of sacrifice" led to the slaughter of the country's young scientific elite. In the light of this, he believed he had a duty, not just to himself but also to civilization, to devote his life to mathematics. Indeed, he argued, to let himself be diverted from the subject would be a sin. When others raised the objection "but if everybody were to behave like you...", he replied that this possibility seemed to him so implausible that he did not feel obliged to take it into account."
Author: Edward Frenkel
14. "Dima spostò le gambe della ragazza, se le posò in grembo e iniziò a massaggiarle i piedi. Dopo un attimo di silenzio le rispose con falsa timidezza: «Facciamo pace. Ho un regalo per te, ma a una condizione».Sul volto di Irina comparve un sorriso malizioso: «Sentiamo».«Non chiamarmi mai più Dmitrij!» Rispose lui quasi urlando, incollando il suo sguardo a quello furbo di lei. Irina scoppiò a ridere di gusto. Sembrò una lucciola nella notte. Lui ricambiò quell'allegria con un sorriso che mostrò la sua dentatura bianca e perfetta.«Va bene, mio caro Dmitrij, farò la brava.» Lo schernì lei con una smorfia divertita e provocatoria.Dima la sollevò per i piedi e la ribaltò sul divano, bloccandola con il peso del suo corpo, e i due giovani si ritrovarono con le labbra quasi unite. Poteva sentire il respiro di Irina sotto il suo naso, quella vicinanza lo stordì. Avrebbe voluto baciarla con una tale passione da impedirle di respirare. Lei ridacchiò come una bambina."
Author: Eilan Moon
15. "Só quero Deus. Quero Deus dentro de mim. Quero que Deus brinque na minha corrente sanguínea da mesma forma que a luz do sol se diverte na água"
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
16. "God is the captain of our lives, sometimes He diverts our plans and our ideas, let Him do so because he will never let us do something daft."
Author: Euginia Herlihy
17. "An individual with genital character, according to Reich, was fully in contact with with his body, his drives, his environment- he possessed "orgastic potency," the capacity to "surrender to the flow of energy in the orgasm without any inhibition…free of anxiety and unpleasure and unaccompanied by fantasies"; and while genital character alone would not assure enduring contentment, the individual at least would not be blocked or diverted by destructive or irrational emotion or by exaggerated respect for institutions that were not life-enhancing."
Author: Gay Talese
18. "Unlike old-fashioned Britain, where Tony Blair recruited Lord Levy to encourage his 'Friends of Israel' to donate their money to a party that was just about to launch a criminal war, in America Alan Greenspan provided his president with an astonishing economic boom. It seems that the prosperous conditions at home divert the attention from the disastrous war in Iraq.Greenspan is not an amateur economist, he knew what he was doing. He knew very well that as long as Americans were doing well, buying and selling homes, his President would be able to continue implementing the 'Wolfowitz doctrine' and PNAC philosophy, destroying the 'bad Arabs' in the name of 'democracy', 'liberalism', 'ethics', and even 'women's rights'."
Author: Gilad Atzmon
19. "Americans became so thoroughly democratic that much of the period's political activity, beginning with the Constitution, was diverted to finding means and devices to tame that democracy."
Author: Gordon S. Wood
20. "Non leggete, come fanno i bambini, per divertirvi, o, come fanno gli ambiziosi per istruirvi. No, leggete per vivere."
Author: Gustave Flaubert
21. "Diverting the internal traffic between the Writer as Angel of Light and the Writer as Hustler is that scribbling child in a grown-up body wondering if anybody is listening."
Author: Herbert Gold
22. "The age of clear answers was over. So was the age of characters and plots. Despite her journal sketches, she no longer really believed in characters. They were quiant devices that belonged to the nineteenth century. The very concept of character was founded on errors that modern psychology had exposed. Plots too were like rusted machinery whose wheels would no longer turn. A modern novelist could no more write characters and plots than a modern composer could a Mozart symphony. It was thought, perception, sensations that interested her, the conscious mind as a river through time, and how to represent its onward roll, as well as the tributaries that would swell it, and the obstacles that would divert it. If only she could reproduce the clear light of a summer's morning, the sensations of a child standing at a window, the curve and dip of a swallow's flight over a pool of water. The novel of the future would be unlike anything in the past."
Author: Ian McEwan
23. "Se nos enseña a divertirnos, a comprar cosas inútiles, a comer como glotones, a ambicionar un poder absurdo social y económico –comentaba con su exaltación característica ciando algo le interesaba–. Pero dígame quién nos enseña la mesura, la humildad, el amor a la vida. Y, sobre todo, ¿nos enseñan a concentrarnos, a controlar nuestro cuerpo?"
Author: Ignacio Solares
24. "Stories nowadays are put in to squares, just like everything else. Stories are ever changing. They are like rivers that flow, but mankind is busy trying to dam them up and as a result, they become stagnant. They divert the water into square swimming pools, and then add chemicals to it in order to keep it sterile."
Author: James Rozoff
25. "I am excessively diverted."
Author: Jane Austen
26. "Viata multora se deapana si se consuma in divertismente.Oameni care spun stupiditati si rad,si fac si pe altii sa rada.Unii cred ca sunt spirituali nevoie mare si fac intruna glume,iar altii rad ca si cum ar fi niste glume reusite.Si zilele trec astfel,chipurile,amuzant."
Author: Jeni Acterian
27. "Hay maneras más divertidas para… ensuciarte. No es que yo vaya a mostrarte como."
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
28. "Launching a nice little war to divert national attention was a gambit no less appealing to nineteenth-century politicians than it is to their present-day counterparts."
Author: Jon Krakauer
29. "- Bueno, bueno ?respondió una voz fresca y divertida de algún lugar por encima de nosotros?. Y aquí estamos otra vez. Ethan Chase, tu familia tiene una habilidad especial para meterse en problemas."
Author: Julie Kagawa
30. "No sería para nada divertido si no sufrimos alguna especie de catástrofe. — Puck"
Author: Julie Kagawa
31. "It's our founding knowledge that diverts us from the truth"
Author: Kloby
32. "Thanks to their decreased brainpower, people aren't diverted from the main business of life by the hobgoblins of opinion anymore."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
33. "All of it just confirmed his belief that his real life, the life he should be living, had been mislaid through some clerical error by the cosmic bureaucracy. This couldn't be it. It had been diverted elsewhere, to somebody else, and he'd been issued this shitty substitute faux life instead"
Author: Lev Grossman
34. "I bite my lip when I feel the blood flow divert away from all my vital, thinking organs in favor of the fun ones. I've gotta stop thinking shit like that. I can't very well ride back to Atlanta, on a motorcycle, with a hard-on. At least nit comfortably."
Author: M. Leighton
35. "She was ashamed at feeling disappointed; and began to reflect, as an excuse to herself, on the little objects which attract attention when there is nothing to divert the mind; and how difficult it was for women to avoid growing romantic, who have no active duties or pursuits."
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
36. "No le gustaban los libros en que, con malhumor y de forma avinagrada, se contaban acontecimientos totalmente corrientes de la vida totalmente corriente de personas totalmente corrientes. De eso había ya bastante en la realidad y, ¿por qué habría de leer además sobre ello? Por otra parte, le daba cien patadas cuando se daba cuenta de que lo querían convencer de algo. Y esa clase de libros, más o menos claramente, siempre lo querían convencer a uno de algo.Bastián prefería los libros apasionantes, o divertidos o que hacían soñar; libros en los que los personajes inventados vivían aventuras fabulosas y en los que uno podía imaginarse todo."
Author: Michael Ende
37. "I have no other passion to keep me in breath. What avarice, ambition, quarrels, law suits do for others who, like me, have no particular vocation, love would much more commodiously do; it would restore to me vigilance, sobriety, grace, and the care of my person; it would reassure my countenance, so that the grimaces of old age, those deformed and dismal looks, might not come to disgrace it; would again put me upon sound and wise studies, by which I might render myself more loved and esteemed, clearing my mind of the despair of itself and of its use, and redintegrating it to itself; would divert me from a thousand troublesome thoughts, a thousand melancholic humours that idleness and the ill posture of our health loads us withal at such an age; would warm again, in dreams at least, the blood that nature is abandoning; would hold up the chin, and a little stretch out the nerves, the vigour and gaiety of life of that poor man who is going full drive towards his ruin."
Author: Michel De Montaigne
38. "Mais, supposé, comme il est vrai, que les exercices de la piété souffrent des intervelles et que les hommes aient besoin de divertissement, je soutiens qu'on ne leur en peut trouver un qui soit plus innocent que la comédie."
Author: Molière
39. "...vampiri, esseri di cui non avrei mai considerato l'esistenza, avevano annientato la mia famiglia, cambiato la mia vita in modo irreversibile. Vivono tra noi, alcuni pacifici, altri sanguinari e io avevo avuto la sfortuna di imbattermi in uno dei più malvagi e spregevoli della terra, una bestia che senza pietà e senza scrupoli si era divertita a uccidere tutti i miei cari e aveva lasciato me per ultima, facendomi soffrire le pene dell'inferno. Per gioco, per errore, ero viva..."
Author: Ornella Calcagnile
40. "In the Depression we had to divert corn acreage."
Author: Orville Redenbacher
41. "Consumerism diverts us from thinking about women's rights, it stops us from thinking about Iraq, it stops us from thinking about what's going on in Africa - it stops us from thinking in general."
Author: Pink
42. "The moment the curtain rose on that first ballet, I knew something wonderful and new had come into my life. I can still see the first scene. The ballet was Divertimento No. 15."
Author: Robert Caro
43. "Police departments no longer have to pay overtime or divert resources from other projects to find out where an individual goes - all they have to do is place a tracking device on someone's car or ask a cell phone company for that individual's location history and the technology does the work for them."
Author: Ron Wyden
44. "And if there is any phase of human enjoyment, any part of life, any occupation, avocation, divertisement, pleasure or pain where the fat man has the better of it in any regard, I failed to discover it in the twenty years during which I looked like the rear end of a hack and had all the bodily characteristics of a bale of hay."
Author: Samuel G. Blythe
45. "A woman is not beautiful when her ankle or arm wins compliments, but when her total appearance diverts admiration from the individual parts of her body."
Author: Seneca
46. "Once Dad took us to an amusement park in Oregon. Before I ever manifested. I plummeted twenty stories on a drop ride. Totally helpless to gravity. Unable to fly, to save myself ... I feel that same helpless terror now. Because nothing I say will divert Mom off her present course. Nothing will make her realize what she's doing to me. I'm falling. And this time nothing will save me. No mechanical device will work its wonder and jerk me back at the last minute. But she does realize, a small voice whispers through me. That's why she's doing it. That's why she brought you here. She wants me to hit ground."
Author: Sophie Jordan
47. "He looked to her like an absurd twentieth-century Hamlet, an indecisive figure so mesmerized by onrushing tragedy that he was helpless to divert its course or alter it in any way."
Author: Stephen King
48. "The whole notion of journalism being an institution whose fundamental purpose is to educate and inform and even, one might say, elevate, has altered under commercial pressure, perhaps, into a different kind of purpose, which is to divert and distract and entertain."
Author: Tom Stoppard
49. "It came over him now that the unexpected favours of fortune, no matter how dazzling, do not mean very much to us. They may excite or divert us for a time, but when we look back, the only things we cherish are those which in some way met our original want; the desire which formed in us in early youth, undirected, and of its own accord."
Author: Willa Cather
50. "Doubt is unacceptable and should not enter you; it is merely evil trying to divert you and increase the difficulty of your task"
Author: William O'Brien

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