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1. "As an actor, what's interesting is what's hidden away beneath the surface. You want to be like a duck on a pond - very calm on the surface but paddling away like crazy underneath."
Author: Alexander Skarsgard
2. "I hope the two of you will descend from your love bubble long enough to learn something today," he sniped cuttingly and the other kids snickered. Embarrassed, I ducked my head to avoid eye contact with them."It's all right, sir," Xavier replied. "The bubble's been engineered to allow us to learn from within it."
Author: Alexandra Adornetto
3. "It's empty." Duane swore harsh enough to make a sailor blush, calling into question not only the suspect's parentage, but that somehow duck's were involved."
Author: Andrew Grey
4. "If you call an electric eel a rubber duckie, it doesn't make it a rubber duckie and God help the poor bastard who has a bath with the duckie."
Author: Cassandra Clare
5. "She smiled smugly. "We came to an agreement, the duck and I."
Author: Cassandra Clare
6. "What did you think of him?" Cade asked."Give me some credit," Zach said. "Guy's more full of shit than a duck pond."
Author: Christopher Farnsworth
7. "Dealing with network executives is like being nibbled to death by ducks."
Author: Eric Sevareid
8. "We lie under the network of arching shells and live in a suspense of uncertainty. If a shot comes, we can duck, that is all; we neither know nor can determine where it will fall." - All Quiet On The Western Front, Ch. 6"
Author: Erich Maria Remarque
9. "No girl can permanently bolster up a lame-duck visitor, because these day it's every girl for herself."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
10. "Talaith leaned forward, studied her youngest daughter. "You think you're evil?""Pure evil," Izzy clarified, which got her a rather vicious glare from Rhi. An expression Dagmar had never thought the young,perpetually smiling or sobbing girl was capable of."Why would you think you're evil?""It's a feeling I have.""No. Someone told her."Rhi glowered at her sister. "I never said that.""You didn't have to," Izzy shot back. "I know you.""Well, who told her that?" Talaith demanded.And, as one, they all turned and looked at Gwenvael.He blinked, sat up straight. "I would never say such a thing to my dear sweet niece!""You said it to me," Talwyn snapped."That's because you're not my dear sweet niece. You're the rude little cow who threw a knife at my head.""I wasn't aiming for you. I was aiming for Mum.""She's right," Annwyl admitted. "I just ducked behind you." She shrugged. "Sorry."
Author: G.A. Aiken
11. "I reveled in the smallness, the coziness of an upstairs bedroom in a traditional American Cape Cod house the half-floor that forces you to duck, to feel small and naive again, ready for anything, dying for love, your body a chimney filled with odd, black smoke. These square, squat, awkward rooms are like a fifty-square-foot paean to teenage-hood, to ripeness, to the first and last taste of youth."
Author: Gary Shteyngart
12. "There is one order of beauty which seems made to turn heads. It is a beauty like that of kittens, or very small downy ducks making gentle rippling noises with their soft bills, or babies just beginning to toddle."
Author: George Eliot
13. "The limits of variation are really much wider than any one would imagine from the sameness of women's coiffure and the favourite love-stories in prose and verse. Here and there a cygnet is reared uneasily among the ducklings in the brown pond, and never finds the living stream in fellowship with its own oary-footed kind. Here and there is born a Saint Theresa, foundress of nothing, whose loving heart-beats and sobs after an unattained goodness tremble off and are dispersed among hindrances, instead of centering in some long-recognisable deed."
Author: George Eliot
14. "That's my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck's back. If it's not positive, I didn't hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy."
Author: George Foreman
15. "A duck's nest was found today near the trail on the dry open prairie with as far as could be seen no water or marsh near. The bird flew off but could not tell what species. The eggs nine originally."
Author: George Mercer Dawson
16. "His snores sounded like ducks mating."
Author: George R.R. Martin
17. "Small men oft feel a need to prove their courage with unseemly boasts," he declared. "I doubt if he could kill a duck."Tyrion shrugged. "Fetch the duck."
Author: George R.R. Martin
18. "Your daughter is adorable. I've never seen such an alien duck in my entire life."
Author: Holly Smale
19. "Where do the ducks go in the winter?"
Author: J.D. Salinger
20. "At the logic of fashion, such once-popular perversions as pedophilia and sodomy will become derided cliches, as amusing as pottery ducks on suburban walls."
Author: J.G. Ballard
21. "Rehv swooped down with his long arms and gathered her up against him, tucking her with vital care to his chest. Ducking his head to hers, his voice was deep and grave."I never thought I would see you again."As he shuddered, she lifted her hands up to his torso. After holding herself back for a moment...she embraced him as fully as he did her."You smell the same," she said rought, putting her nose right into the collar of his fine silk shirt. "Oh...God, you smell the same."
Author: J.R. Ward
22. "I spread my arms. "In the Rainbow Jungles of Ever there lives what I affectionately call, killer ducks."
Author: Jen Wylie
23. "The Chinese use every spare bit of an animal: cow lungs, pig ears, chicken feet, duck blood."
Author: Jennifer Lee
24. "I sit up in bed and watch her fiddle about in the back of my wardrobe. I think she's got a plan. That's what's good about Zoey. She'd better hurry up though, because I'm starting to think of things like carrots. And air. And ducks. And pear trees. Velvet and silk. Lakes. I'm going to miss ice. And the sofa. And the lounge. And the way Cal loves magic tricks. And white things- milk, snow, swans."
Author: Jenny Downham
25. "What's your name again?""Peter. Peter Granford."Lewis opened up his mouth to speak, but then just shook his head."What?" The boy ducked his head. "You just, uh, looked like you were going to say somethingimportant."Lewis looked at this namesake, at the way he stood with his shoulders rounded, as if he did notdeserve so much space in this world. He felt that familiar pain that fell like a hammer on hisbreastbone whenever he thought of Peter, of a life that would be lost to prison. He wished he'dtaken more time to look at Peter when Peter was right in front of his eyes, because now he would beforced to compensate with imperfect memories or-even worse-to find his son in the faces ofstrangers.Lewis reached deep inside and unraveled the smile that he saved for moments like this, when therewas absolutely nothing to be happy about. "It was important," he said. "You remind me of someoneI used to know."
Author: Jodi Picoult
26. "So the war swept over like a wave at the seashore, gathering power and size as i bore on us, overwhelming in its rush, seemingly inescapable, and then at the last moment eluded by a word from Phineas; I had simply ducked, that was all,and the wave's concentrated power had hurtled harmlessly overhead, no doubt throwing others roughly up on th beach, but leaving me peaceably treading water as before. I did not stop to think that one wave is inevitably followed by another even larger and more powerful, when the tide is coming in."
Author: John Knowles
27. "So, what's first?""Dexterity. I throw things at you. You avoid them.""You're not a complicated person, are you? Let's do it."20 seconds later"You hib me wib a girder!""How many claws am I holding up?""You hib my face wib a whole girder!""You were meant to duck.""Can we skip degsteriby?"
Author: Joss Whedon
28. "Wanna trade?" (Puck) ..."Can't you take anything seriously?" (Ash) "I am serious! Duck." I ducked as a dagger flew overhead, barely missing my ear. A false Goodfellow whooped with laughter, and my anger fled. "All right," I snapped."
Author: Julie Kagawa
29. "Can I spoon you?"My eyebrows shot up. "Can you what?"The shadow of a smile fluttered on Jake's lips. "You really don't know what that is, do you?"An embarrassed flush filled my cheeks as I ducked my head. "No," I murmured.Jake's finger came under my chin and tipped my head up to look at him. "It's okay. I'll show you."
Author: Katie Ashley
30. "Don't quack like a duck, soar like an eagle."
Author: Ken Blanchard
31. "Okay, now I know your yanking my chain. Pigs will fly before Blake would ask for our help." Rhoan"Better start ducking those flying piggies then, bro, because I'm totally serious." Riley"
Author: Keri Arthur
32. "Jack?" I whispered urgently."Oh,right.We shouldn't be seen. I don't think they'd kill us,but one never knows.""I'm going to kill you!" I hissed as we ducked behind one of the horrible boulders."
Author: Kiersten White
33. "I ducked again as her Hellfire sword whistled over my head, and sidestepped so quickly I tripped over a chair. I was in such a hurry to scramble to my feet that for a few seconds I ran in place, like the Road Runner."
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
34. "She sings on and on, while the house is discreetly dusted all around her and, in the concealed and subterranean kitchen, a naked duck, limp and faintly steaming, spreads its pimpled legs on a draining board."
Author: Michel Faber
35. "Marcus couldn't believe it. Dead. A dead duck. OK, he'd been trying to hit it on the head with a piece of sandwich, but he tried to do all sorts of things, and none of them had ever happened before. He'd tried to get the highest score on the Stargazer machine in the kabab shop on Hornsey road - nothing. He'd tried to read Nicky's thoughts by staring at the back of his head every maths lesson for a week - nothing. It really annoyed him that the only thing he'd ever achieved through trying was something he hadn't really wanted to do that much in the first place. And anyway, since when did hitting a bird with a sandwich ever kill it? People spend half their lives throwing things at the ducks in Regent's Park. How come he managed to pick a duck that pathetic?"
Author: Nick Hornby
36. "I grew up feeling like the ugly duckling, and things have not changed that much."
Author: Nicollette Sheridan
37. "She sorts out her lipstick with a glance in the hall mirror, her free hand simultaneously pointing out rogue books and magazines that suddenly, urgently need me to tidy them. She ducks into her bedroom, rummages noisily, makes a brief appearance in the hallway in what can only be described as a Poncho. 'No,' she says. 'No.' And she balls it up and flings it back through her bedroom door. I want to medicate her. One of those tranquilliser darts they use to bring down big cats would do.- Joel"
Author: Rebecca Sparrow
38. "Most Texans think Hanukkah is some sort of duck call."
Author: Richard Lewis
39. "Jumping out a window five hundred feet above ground is not usually my idea of fun. Especially when I'm wearing bronze wings and flapping my arms like a duck."
Author: Rick Riordan
40. "I am like a cartoon strip; I am like Donald Duck; everybody knows me in Italy."
Author: Roberto Benigni
41. "What is a turducken? An exclusive culinary creation available by special order from some little Cajun town down south. Entirely deboned, a turducken consists of a turkey, stuffed with duck, stuffed with a chicken, like an edible Russian nesting doll. Some were stuffed with alligator, crap, shrimp; my favorite was the traditional cornbread variety."
Author: S.A. Bodeen
42. "Daddy had a farm - cows, pigs, OK, a big garden, OK? We did live off the land, and then we would supplement all that with whatever we could kill or catch. Whether we'd kill squirrels, deer, duck, or caught catfish or brim, that was what went on the table."
Author: Si Robertson
43. "He also tried to block the doorway when she left him. My mother ducked under his arm, ran to her car, and drove away. I remember thinking that this was somehow romantic, as it pinpointed the actual memory of my mother's departure, something you don't see a lot of in television. Real people don't slam doors without opening them five minutes later because it's raining and they forgot their umbrella. They don't stop dead in their tracks because they realize they're in love with their best friend.They don't say, "I'm leaving you, Jack," and fade to a paper towel commercial."
Author: Sloane Crosley
44. "Oh, sweetie, you are a jackass. I love you, but you are dumber than a one legged duck in an ass kicking contest when pigs fly."
Author: Tara Sivec
45. "I let you sleep, Sam," said Lady Sybil. "You didn't get in this morning until after three.""Everyone's double-shifting, dear," said Sam, daring Carrot and Sally to even think about telling anyone they'd seen the boss wearing a blue shawl covered in ducks. "I've got to set a good example.""I'm sure you intend to, Sam, but you look like a horrible warning," said Sybil."
Author: Terry Pratchett
46. "Arnold started to investigate the charitable donations as they maneuvered his trolley through the slush and drifts. "Tastes…sort of familiar," he said. "Familiar like what?" "Like mud and old boots." "Garn! That's posh grub, that is." "Yeah, yeah…" Arnold chewed for a while. "You don't think we've become posh all of a sudden?" "Dunno. You posh, Ron?" "Buggrit." "Yep. Sounds posh to me." The snow began to settle gently on the River Ankh. "Still…Happy New Year, Arnold." "Happy New Year, Duck Man. And your duck." "What duck?""Happy New Year, Henry." "Happy New Year, Ron." "Buggrem!" "And god bless us, every one," said Arnold Sideways. The curtain of snow hid them from view. "Which god?" "Dunno. What've you got?"
Author: Terry Pratchett
47. "Got to be worth a try, I suppose," said Crowley. "It's not as if I haven't got lots of other work to do, God knows."His forehead creased for a moment, and then he slapped the steering wheel triumphantly."Ducks!" he shouted."What?""That's what water slides off!"Aziraphale took a deep breath."Just drive the car, please," he said wearily."
Author: Terry Pratchett
48. "A confident leader is like a duck. Above the water, he is calm and poised while below the water, he is driven by a flurry of focused activity."
Author: Todd Stocker
49. "The moments that define lives aren't always obvious. They don't scream LEDGE, and nine times out of ten there's no rope to duck under, no line to cross, no blood pact, no official letter on fancy paper. They aren't always protracted, heavy with meaning. Between one sip and the next, Victor made the biggest mistake of his life, and it was made of nothing more than one line. Three small words. "I'll go first."
Author: Victoria Schwab
50. "Now (obviously) a sentence's truth—even when we hold the sentence's meaning fixed—depends on which world we are considering. "Brown is Prime Minister" is true in the actual world but, since Brown need not have been Prime Minister, there are countless worlds in which "Brown is Prime Minister" is false: in those worlds, Brown did not succeed Tony Blair, or never went into politics, or never even existed. And in some other worlds, someone else is Prime Minister — David Cameron, P. F. Strawson, me, Madonna, or Daffy Duck. In still others, there is no such office as Prime Minister, or not even a Britain; and so on and so forth. So a given sentence or proposition varies its truth-value from world to world."
Author: William G. Lycan

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