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1. " think that before Pasteur's discovery of microbes, doctors fought duels over the merits of balsam of Peru versus tar oil for wound infection. Ignorance was just as dynamic as knowledge, and it grew in the same proportion. Still, each generation of physicians imagined that ignorance was the special provenance of their elders."
Author: Abraham Verghese
2. "Il y avait autour de la table cette hilarité bruyante et cette liberté individuelle qui accompagnent, chez les gens de condition inférieure, la fin des repas. Ceux qui étaient mécontents de leur place s'étaient levés de table et avaient été chercher d'autres voisins. Tout le monde commençait à parler à la fois, et personne ne s'occupait de répondre à ce que son interlocuteur lui disait, mais seulement à ses propres pensées."
Author: Alexandre Dumas
3. "-Hay razones imposibles de entender y heridas imposibles de curar. -Por culpa del silencio .-Aguardó un instante,pero Kaiet siguió inmovil - Callarse no cura las heridas . Es hablando,gritando dónde y por qué duelen;es sacándolas al aire como cicatrizan."
Author: Ángeles Ibirika
4. "¡Me duele tanto contar estos recuerdos!"
Author: Antoine De Saint Exupéry
5. "When a society becomes more sophisticated than a human brain: a religious tablet is replaced with a code of self-correcting laws, the duel with the trial, the motivation of a mystery with the random fatality of a quark; when a neuroimaging scanner lights up our active areas and exposes the farce of consciousness: that this lump of water-packed tofu had never fathomed itself all along – the brain pops a blood vessel and rebels."
Author: Bauvard
6. "Your insult has offended me. If we were at the Peaks, we would have to duel in traditional alil'tiki'i fashion.""Which is what?" Teft asked. "With spears?"Rock laughed. "No, no. We upon the Peaks are not barbarians like you down here.""How then?" Kaladin asked, genuinely curious."Well," Rock said, "is involving much mudbeer and singing.""How's that a duel?""He who can still sing after the most drinks is winner. Plus, soon' everyone is so drunk that they forget what argument was about."Teft laughed. "Beats knives at dawn, I suppose."
Author: Brandon Sanderson
7. "A veces se olvida porque el recuerdo duele y hay que creer que lo ocurrido nunca ocurrió, se olvida lo más importante porque puede ser lo mas doloroso"
Author: Carlos Fuentes
8. "The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries out in terror before being vanquished."
Author: Charles Baudelaire
9. "El recuerdo de lo que ha pasado me hace casi esperar que te duela. Pero al cabo de muy poco tiempo te olvidarás con alegría, como de un sueño improductivo del cual por fortuna despertaste.¡Que seas feliz en la vida que has elegido!"
Author: Charles Dickens
10. "Always it is thus with my new students, and especially with the human ones; the mind is the last muscle they train or use, and the one that they regard the least. Ask them about swordplay and they can list every blow from a duel a month old, but ask them to solve a problem or make a coherent statement and... well, I would be lucky to get more than a blank stare in return."
Author: Christopher Paolini
11. "I challenge a man to a duel before allowing him near me, and then I take an arrow, dip it in poison, and drive it straight through his heart...But that's on a good day...when I purr and feel delightfully amorous. No need to mention what I'd do on a bad one."
Author: Donna Lynn Hope
12. "Another thing is war. I am naturally warlike. Attacking is one of my instincts. Being able to be an enemy, being an enemy — these require a strong nature, perhaps; in any case every strong nature presupposes them. It needs resistances, so it seeksresistance: aggressive pathos is just as integrally necessary to strength as the feeling of revenge and reaction is to weakness. Woman, forinstance, is vengeful: that is a condition of her weakness, as is her sensitivity to other people's af?ictions. — The strength of anattacker can in a way be gauged by the opposition he requires; allgrowth makes itself manifest by searching out a more powerful opponent — or problem: for a philosopher who is warlike challenges problems to duels, too. The task is not to master all resistances, but only those against which one has to pit one's entire strength, suppleness, and mastery-at-arms — opponents who are equal..."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
13. "Even a bad shot is dignified when he accepts a duel."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
14. "Marriage is a duel to the death which no man of honour should decline."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
15. "Lo unico que me duele de morir es que no es de amor"
Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
16. "Tyrion looked pointedly at his right hand. "Why, I have steel in my hand, Ser Allister, although it appears to be a crab fork. Shall we duel?" He hopped up on his chair and began poking at Thorne's chest with the tiny fork. Roars of laughter filled the tower room. Bits of crab flew from the Lord Commander's mouth as he began to gasp and choke. Even his raven joined in, cawing loudly from above the window. "Duel! Duel! Duel!"
Author: George R.R. Martin
17. "Arthur had never challenged a man to a duel, but in this moment he understood the magnificent reasonableness of the tradition. It was either that or slugging him outright this very second, which didn't seem nearly so gentlemanly."
Author: Graham Moore
18. "Vi brukade prata så när vi var unga, Sten och jag. Om döden som något som man skulle hantera som en part i en duell. Även om utgången var given kunde man trötta ut döden så att den bara hade krafter nog att utdela ett sista hugg. Det var så vi bestämde att döden skulle bli för oss båda, nåt man skulle klara av så "att det gick bra"."
Author: Henning Mankell
19. "His three boats stove around him, and oars and men both whirling in the eddies; one captain, seizing the line-knife from his broken prow, had dashed at the whale, as an Arkansas duellist at his foe, blindly seeking with a six inch blade to reach the fathom-deep life of the whale. That captain was Ahab. And then it was, that suddenly sweeping his sickle-shaped lower jaw benieath him, Moby Dick had reaped away Ahab's leg."
Author: Herman Melville
20. "Er bestaat geen noodzakelijk verband tussen individuele vrijheid en democratie."
Author: Isaiah Berlin
21. "When he was gone, they were certain at least of receiving constant information of what was going on, and their uncle promised, at parting, to prevail on Mr. Bennet to return to Longbourn, as soon as he could, to the great consolation of his sister, who considered it as the only security for her husband's not being killed in a duel."
Author: Jane Austen
22. "If I moved, he moved. If I stopped, he stopped. It was a duel."
Author: Jennifer Esposito
23. "All of those faeries and duels and mad queens and so on, and no one quoted old Billy Shakespeare. Not even once."
Author: Jim Butcher
24. "... I tried to end our little duel. I called out pacifying words; I entreated; I finally surrendered. Still Clyde came, my pirate costume so great a success that it had apparently convinced him that we were back in the golden days of romantic old New Orleans when gentlemen decided matters of hot dog honor at twenty paces"
Author: John Kennedy Toole
25. "« Je ne crois pas aux méthodes du réalisme, genre artificiel s'il en est; je préfère révéler d'un seul coup ce que j'ai compris graduellement. »"
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
26. "Creo que no soy tan malo como los peores, pero de vez en cuando me salta la consciencia de que eso no es suficiente, y entonces el alma me duele mucho más de los que sería capaz de decirle."
Author: José Saramago
27. "Who taught you to shoot?" he asked when she was standing beside him."Our coachman.""Better the coachman than your brother," Ian mocked, handing her the loaded gun. "The target's that bare twig over there—the one with the leaf hanging off the middle of it."Elizabeth flinched at his sarcastic reference to his duel with Robert. "I'm truly sorry about that duel," she said, then she concentrated all her attention for the moment on the small twig.Propping his shoulder against the tree trunk, Ian watched with amusement as she grasped the heavy gun in both her hands and raised it, biting her lip in concentration. "Your brother was a very poor shot," he remarked.She fired, nicking the leaf at its stem."I'm not," she said with a jaunty sidewise smile. And then, because the duel was finally out in the open and he seemed to want to joke about it, she tried to follow suit: "If I'd been there, I daresay I would have—"His brows lifted. "Waited for the call to fire, I hope?"
Author: Judith McNaught
28. "If you do not apologize to Lady Honoria," Marcus said, his voice so mild as to be terrifying, "I will kill you."There was a collective gasp, and Daisy faked a swoon, sliding elegantly into Iris, who promptly stepped aside and let her hit the floor."Oh, come now," Mr. Grimston said. "Surely it won't come to pistols at dawn.""I'm not talking about a duel," Marcus said. "I mean I will kill you right here."
Author: Julia Quinn
29. "Hay que vivir combatiéndose, es la ley, la única manera que vale la pena pero duele"
Author: Julio Cortázar
30. "We have a saying back home. It's time to duel!"
Author: Kazuki Takahashi
31. "Duele que te dejen de lado cuando sufres una tragedia. Duele que resten importancia a algo que ha cambiado tu vida."
Author: Laura Gallego García
32. "They'd dueled in the lamplight of her kitchen that night, savaging each other with accusations that could never be recalled. Now, he couldn't remember half of what they'd said, only the colors and lights and seething tide of fear all around them. He could still taste the acrid burn of unfairness."
Author: Lauren Gilley
33. "El otro se alejó para no estorbar, mas era tal la atención que el viejo dispensaba al libro, que no soportó quedar al margen. —¿De qué trata?—Del amor.Ante la respuesta del viejo, el otro se acercó con renovado interés.—No jodas. ¿Con hembras ricas, calentonas?El viejo cerró de sopetón el libro haciendo vacilar la llama de la lámpara. —No. Se trata del otro amor. Del que duele."
Author: Luis Sepúlveda
34. "- Estoy muy cansado, Valentín. Estoy cansado de sufrir. Vos no sabés, me duelte todo por dentro. - ¿ Adónde te duele? - Adentro del pecho, y en la garganta - ¿ Porque será que la tristeza se siente siempre ahí?"
Author: Manuel Puig
35. "Ce fut en ces circonstances, une nuit de juillet 1974, qu'Annabelle accéda à la conscience douloureuse et définitive de son existence individuelle. D'abord révélée à l'animal sous la forme de la douleur physique, l'existence individuelle n'accède dans les sociétés humaines à la pleine conscience d'elle-même que par l'intermédiaire du mensonge, avec lequel elle peut en pratique se confondre. Jusqu'à l'âge de seize ans, Annabelle n'avait pas eu de secrets pour ses parents; elle n'avait pas eu non plus - et cela avait été, elle s'en rendait compte à présent, quelque chose de rare et de précieux - desecrets pour Michel. En quelques heures cette nuit-là Annabelle prit conscience que la vie des hommes était une succession ininterrompue de mensonges. Par la même occasion, elle prit conscience de sa beauté."
Author: Michel Houellebecq
36. "...Raleigh was later to write, after a duel the hangman was the one who bestowed the garland on the victor."
Author: Raleigh Trevelyan
37. "Hammett gave murder back to the kind of people that commit it for reasons, not just to provide a corpse; and with the means at hand, not hand-wrought dueling pistols, curare and tropical fish."
Author: Raymond Chandler
38. "Eena!" Recognizing Ian's voice, Eena turned to find him approaching her from behind. He was entirely clad in body armor and gauntlets, cradling an open-faced helmet in one arm. Painted on his chest plate was a flaming, gold sword. From his side hung a leather sheath, a golden hilt peeking from the top. "I'm glad you're back. You are going to stay and watch us play, aren't you?" He looked hopeful she'd say yes. Eena smiled brightly. "I didn't know you were talented enough to be on a dueling team. Nice sword," she teased. Ian blushed a degree. "Thanks. They call us the Savage Warriors!" He rasped their team name in a semi-ferocious voice. "Jerin's team captain." She laughed at the showy designation. "And who's your challenger today?" "The Dragon Slayers - Derian's team." Eena's face fell. "Derian is playing?" She groaned internally, knowing she should've guessed as much. This was starting to look like another setup."
Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
39. "You only benefit from books if you can give something back to them. What I mean is, if you approach them in the spirit of a duel, so you can both wound and be wounded, so you are willing to argue, to overcome and be overcome, and grow richer by what you have learned, not only in the book, but in life, or by being able to make something of your work."
Author: Sándor Márai
40. "—No quise decir lo que dije, Alex. Por supuesto que te necesito. No puedo creer que no lo sepas. Te necesito tanto que cuando no estás a mí alrededor, duele. En realidad duele, físicamente. Aquí. —Me toqué entre las costillas, donde podía sentir mi corazón martillando—. Sólo puedo hacer esto por ti. Sólo estoy aquí por ti."
Author: Sarah Alderson
41. "Crecer duele"
Author: Sergio Cruz Santos
42. "So, sweeting, why were you threatening to throw Tate out of the house? What did he say?"Leather brushed her chin as he tipped it up. Serious dark eyes met hers. "What did he say?"She glanced around; surely the footmen were too far away to hear. "He wanted to join us in our bed.""I'll run him through.""No! Perhaps he only said it to goad you into a duel. Perhaps it was intended as a way to kill you.""It was an insult to you, love. That can't be ignored.""And so you rush inexorably toward death. I don't care if he stands on a Drury Lane stage and calls me a courtesan, I won't have you risking your life."
Author: Sharon Page
43. "Duele cuando sabes que no importa cuanto lo intentes, cuanto lo quieras, ellos no pueden amarte o aceptarte como eres."
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
44. "...duelul nu e decât o ceremonie. Totul e stiut dinainte, chiar si ce trebuie sa spui când cazi. Întins pe iarba, cu mâna pe inima, trebuie sa rostesti cuvinte marinimoase de iertare pentru adversar si câteva fraze pentru o iubita imaginara, sau care în ziua mortii sale se duce la bal ca sa nu trezeasca banuielile."
Author: Stendhal
45. "El tiempo pasa incluso aunque parezca imposible, incluso a pesar de que cada movimiento de la manecilla del reloj duela como el latido de la sangre al palpitar debajo de un moretón. El tiempo transcurre de forma desigual, con saltos extraños y treguas insoportables, pero pasar, pasa. Incluso para mí."
Author: Stephenie Meyer
46. "—¿Gladdie? -Sollozó Walt-. Duele.—Chist. No te va a doler mucho rato. Doc hará que se te pase.—¿Gladdie?—¿Sí?—Te quiero, Gladdie. Te he amado durante toda mi vida.—Lo sé, Walter. Yo... También te quiero. Ya sabes cuánto te amo."
Author: Stephenie Meyer
47. "As Mender came toward the bar his confident stride faltered when he realised that it was no simple aquarium for fish. It was a battle tank, and it held two dueling mermen, both near death. Open-mouthed, Mender was transfixed at the sight of flashing silver tails twisting and churning the water as each mermen sought a purchase on the other's neck and torso. The Taverner slammed down a heavy glass, forcing Mender to look down from the imprisoned creatures."
Author: T.B. McKenzie
48. "Bring back dueling, I say. Drive-by sword fight."
Author: Tim Roth
49. "I just love things that serve a duel purpose."
Author: Tom Upton
50. "To the pain means this: if we duel and you win, death for me. If we duel and I win, life for you. But life on my terms. The first thing you lose will be your feet. Below the ankle. You will have stumps available to use within six months. Then your hands, at the wrists. They heal somewhat quicker. Five months is a fair average. Next your nose. No smell of dawn for you. Followed by your tongue. Deeply cut away. Not even a stump left. And then your left eye—" And then my right eye, and then my ears, and shall we get on with it?" the Prince said. Wrong!" Westley's voice rang across the room. "Your ears you keep, so that every shriek of every child shall be yours to cherish—every babe that weeps in fear at your approach, every woman that cries 'Dear God, what is that thing?' will reverberate forever with your perfect ears."
Author: William Goldman

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