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1. "My legion!" Stanley said. "I have achieved an even greater level of mastery! Behold!" He held up his beer mug and pointed the open end toward a nearby palm tree. "Mulciber!" he yelled. Nothing happened. He shook the beer mug, and held it out once more. "Mulciber!" Once again he intoned the word, but with a slightly different emphasis. Again nothing happened."Damn. Mulciber! Mulciber! Mulciber!" Suddenly a large ball of fire erupted from the end of the beer mug, nearly singed Stanley's eyebrows, and flew up into the sky in a large, fiery arc, eventually plunging with a sizzle into the lake."
Author: Abramelin Keldor
2. "Mais il vient toujours une heure dans l'histoire où celui qui ose dire que deux et deux font quatre est puni de mort. L'instituteur le sait bien. Et la question n'est pas de savoir quelle est la récompense ou la punition qui attend ce raisonnement. La question est de savoir si deux et deux, oui ou non, font quatre."
Author: Albert Camus
3. "This concern with the basic condition of freedom -- the absence of physical constraint -- is unquestionably necessary, but is not all that is necessary. It is perfectly possible for a man to be out of prison and yet not free -- to be under no physical constraint and yet to be a psychological captive, compelled to think, feel and act as the representatives of the national State, or of some private interest within the nation, want him to think, feel and act."
Author: Aldous Huxley
4. "Sur le point de m'en aller, je veux lui poser une question qui résume toutes les autres, une question qu'il n'y a que moi pour poser, sans doute: "Qui êtes-vous?" Et elle, sans hésiter: "Je suis l'âme errante."
Author: André Breton
5. "Que ta vision soit à chaque instant nouvelle. Le sage est celui qui s'étonne de tout."
Author: André Gide
6. "Surreal realized Daemon's madness was confined to emotions, to people, to that single tragedy he couldn't face. It was as if Titian had never died, as if Surreal hadn't spent three years whoring in back alleys before Daemon found her again and arranged for a proper education in a Red Moon house. He thought she was still a child, and he continued to fret about Titian's absence. But when she mentioned a book she was reading, he made a dry observation about her eclectic taste and proceeded to tell her about other books that might be of interest. It was the same with music, with art. They posed no threat to him, had no time frame, weren't part of the nightmare of Jaenelle bleeding on that Dark Altar."
Author: Anne Bishop
7. "Jaenelle woke up in a similar mood," Lucivar said mildly. "Must have been an interesting night." "Nothing happened," Daemon growled as he swiped his hair back. "Nothing physical," Lucivar said. "But I've danced with the Sadist enough times to recognize him when I see him." Daemon just waited. Lucivar's lips curled into that lazy, arrogant smile. "Welcome to Kaeleer, brother," he said softly. "It's good to have you back." He paused at the bathroom door. "I'll bring you a cup of coffee. That and a hot shower ought to wake you up enough."
Author: Anne Bishop
8. "[W]e are not merely tempered and schooled by failure but compelled, in however subtle a fashion, to become something other than we were."
Author: Anthony Lane
9. "Since early childhood, their emotions have been conditioned by the tribal premise that one must "belong," one must be "in," one must swim with the "mainstream," one must follow the lead of "those who know." A man's frustrated mind adds another emotion to the tribal conditioning: a blindly bitter resentment of his own intellectual subservience. Modern men are gregarious and antisocial at the same time. They have no inkling of what constitutes a rational human association."
Author: Ayn Rand
10. "Mamma hadde forlatt denne verden og erobret friheten, og derfor kunne jeg også erobre den. Jeg savnet henne og skulle ønske jeg kunne få høre latteren hennes igjen. Men jeg visste med meg selv at hun fantes et sted, ett eller annet strålende, grenseløst sted. Hun passet på meg, heiet på meg. Og elsket meg."
Author: Beth Hoffman
11. "Maybe I could love you someday."If you ever do," he said, "come and let me know. You know where to find me."Her teeth were chattering harder. "I can't lose you, Simon. I can't."You never will. I'm not leaving you. But I'd rather have what we have, which is real and true and important, than have you pretend anything else. When I'm with you, I want to know I'm with the real you, the real Clary."She leaned her head against his, closing her eyes. He still felt like Simon, despite everything; still smelled like him, like his laundry soap. "Maybe I don't know who that is."But I do."
Author: Cassandra Clare
12. "He smelled like leather and water. "I think," she said quietly, now that their mouths were close to each other, "that easy and clean love is not true. It is simply convenient. Messy love, though...that is something to revel in."
Author: Chelsea Fine
13. "It's destiny; the stars have aligned perfectly to bring us together as friends. You cannot argue with what's meant to be, once the stars have spoken, it is absolute," he uttered, all smug and knowing. Shocked that he used the word destiny, I cocked my head and shot him a look—for the first time actually seeing Parker. He was pretty…too pretty to be a guy; streaky blond hair—as if each streak had been strategically placed—dark eyes, pale skin, and a charming smile that dimpled in one cheek. "Destiny has already found me, with a clearly marked path for my future," I retorted. "Then you are doubly fortunate, to have it find you twice." Parker smiled again, his eyes eerily piercing into mine. Parker and Danielle"
Author: Deborah Ann
14. "I try to figure out - intellectually, philosophically, psychologically - what the experience of beauty is."
Author: Denis Dutton
15. "Nihil est in intellectu quod non ante fuerit in sensu,"
Author: Émile Durkheim
16. "I pensieri che non dici sono pensieri che pesano, che si incrostano, che ti opprimono, che ti immobilizzano, che prendono il posto delle idee nuove e che ti infettano."
Author: Éric Emmanuel Schmitt
17. "Je vois les choses comme ça : le travail n'est rien, juste un salaire. Ce qui compte c'est d'avoir la tête entre les pieds, le visage au ras du sol pour s'occuper d'en bas. Ce qui compte c'est de plier la nuque vers la terre, d'avoir pour elle plus d'attention que pour les hommes.Ainsi, pour le temps qui reste, il est bon d'avoir affaire aux autres, de se comprendre à fleur de visage, de se raser pour une femme, de combattre toute violence. (p. 29)"
Author: Erri De Luca
18. "Mille järgi me aru saame, et oleme vanad? [...] Selle järgi, et hakkame endast nooremate üle vinguma. Nende innukus käib meile närvidele, nende illusioonid väsitavad meid. Oleme vanad, kui just eelmisel õhtul oleme öelnud ühele 1976. aastal sündinud neiule: "Seitsekümmend kuus? Mäletan küll, see oli põuane aasta."
Author: Frédéric Beigbeder
19. "Unassuming in manner, genial and kindly in his intercourse with his fellow-men, never showing impatience or irritation, devoid of personal ambition of the baser sort or of the slightest desire to exalt himself... In the minds of those who knew him, the greatness of his intellectual achievements will never overshadow the beauty and dignity of his life.[H.A. Burnstead's comments on the life of esteemed scientist J. Willard Gibbs]"
Author: Henry Andrews Bumstead
20. "Others consider us superior because of our cultured ways and intellectual tendencies; our technology lets us drive cars, use word processors and travel great distances by air. Some of us live in air-conditioned houses and we are entertained by the media. We think that we are more intelligent than stone-agers, yet how many modern humans could live successfully in caves, or would know how to light wood fires for cooking, or make clothes and shoes from animal skins or bows and arrows good enough to keep their families fed?"
Author: James E. Lovelock
21. "Mary Lou et moi, on est amies depuis qu'on est toutes petites. J'étais le boute-en-train de service, et elle, le cancre de la classe. « Cancre » n'est peut-être pas le mot juste. Disons que ses objectifs n'étaient pas très hauts. Elle voulait se marier et fonder une famille. Et si elle pouvait épouser le capitaine d'une équipe de foot, c'était encore mieux. [...]Moi, à la même époque, je rêvais d'épouser Aladin pour qu'il m'emmène sur son tapis volant. Donc, vous voyez : on n'avait pas les mêmes valeurs."
Author: Janet Evanovich
22. "Hey Charlotte," Julianne yelled. "Hell must have frozen over!" And then in a quieter voice she added, "Charlotte was hoping it would.""What?" Colton asked.I sprinted the rest of the way to the door. As I rounded the corner I saw both Wesley and Colton in the entryway. Julianne stood in front of them transfixed, staring up at Colton with adoring eyes."Julianne, it's time for you to go to your room," I said. "Right now.""Do you really know the devil?" she asked Colton. "Have you ever been to hell?""Sometimes I think I have," he answered, glaring at me."
Author: Janette Rallison
23. "CUSTOMER: I'd like to buy this audiobook.BOOKSELLER: Great.CUSTOMER: Only, I don't really like this narrator.BOOKSELLER: Oh.CUSTOMER: Do you have a selection of narrators to choose from? Ideally, I'd like Benedict Cumberbatch"
Author: Jen Campbell
24. "Bennie has light brown skin and excellent eyes, and he irons his hair in a Mohawk as shiny black as a virgin record."
Author: Jennifer Egan
25. "It quickly became apparent that to Mr. K, there was no such thing as an untalented kid—just a kid who didn't work hard enough. You are going to fix this problem, he said when he diag- nosed whatever was wrong, and there was never any question. Of course you would. It was just a matter of trying and trying and trying some more. He yelled not because we'd never learn, but because he was absolutely certain that we would."
Author: Joanne Lipman And Melanie Kupchynsky
26. "The Jefferson style – cultivate his elders, make himself pleasant to his contemporaries, and used his pen and his intellect to shape the debate – arm him well for the national arena."
Author: Jon Meacham
27. "A Whitman által jól ismert és feudálisnak nevezett klasszikus modellekben mindig van egy központi hos — Akhilleusz, Odüsszeusz, Aeneas, Roland, Cid, Siegfried, Krisztus –, aki fölébe magasodik a neki alávetett összes többi embernek. Ez a kiváltság, gondolta Whitman, egy olyan világ tartozéka, amelyet már túlhaladtunk, vagy legalábbis szeretnénk túlhaladni: az arisztokrácia világáé. Az én hoskölteményem nem lehet ilyen: összetettebbnek kell lennie, kifejezve vagy feltételezve minden ember teljes, semmihez sem hasonlítható egyenloségét."
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
28. "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the road less traveled by and they CANCELLED MY FRIKKIN' SHOW. I totally shoulda took the road that had all those people on it. Damn."
Author: Joss Whedon
29. "The extraordinary genius of John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie 100 years ago was their recognition that the great wealth they had amassed could be put to public good and used to solve the complex problems for which there were no other sources of capital."
Author: Judith Rodin
30. "To sum up what is most crucial in Japanese political culture: the Japanese have never been encouraged to think that the force of an idea could measure up to the physical forces of a government. The key to understanding Japanese power relations is that they are unregulated by transcendental concepts. The public has no intellectual means to a consistent judgement of the political aspects of life. The weaker, ideologically inspired political groups or individuals have no leverage of any kind over the status quo other than the little material pressure they are sometimes able to muster. In short, Japanese political practice is a matter of ‘might is right' disguised by assurances and tokens of ‘benevolence'."
Author: Karel Van Wolferen
31. "Painters were also attorneys, happy storytellers of anecdote, psychologists, botanists, zoologists, archaeologists, engineers, but there were no creative painters."
Author: Kazimir Malevich
32. "I don't find offensive that I'm being labelled a babe by blokes. I'm absolutely flattered."
Author: Kirsty Gallacher
33. "Les silences entre les mots s'espacent, les bruits produits par mon horloge commencent à attirer son oreille. - Tu as beaucoup de succès au train fantôme, toutes les filles sont sorties le sourire aux lèvres, lâche-t-elle soudainement, décapitant l'ange qui passe."
Author: Mathias Malzieu
34. "An old love of my uncle's. Her name was Nott.""Not what?""Nott. Just Nott."Mack waited as long as he could before asking, "Not what?""Nott. That was he name. Nott.""Is that a joke?" Mack asked. "Like one of those 'not' jokes? Like if I said, 'I like your dress...not.'""What's the matter with my dress?" Xiao asked, a little irritated.Leaning forward, Jarrah asked, "Not what?""Not a what, a who," Mack explained to Jarrah. "Nothing!" he answered Xiao's question."Okay, then," Jarrah said. "Not who?""Are we there yet?" Stefan asked."I think Nott was Shen Long's girlfriend," Mack yelled back to Jarrah. The wind was fierce and cold now that Shen Long was picking up speed."Then what's this about nothing?" Jarrah asked."It's not about nothing," Mack said. "It's about Nott."There was a moment or two of silence. Then Jarrah said, "You know, I could push you right off this dragon's back."Mack thought that over for a second or two then said, "I'd prefer you not. Heh."
Author: Michael Grant
35. "We were sitting so close that our hips touched. He smelled nice, like freshly cut grass and sunshine. I wondered if he'd been outside already this morning, or if that's just the way Cal always smelled."
Author: Rachel Hawkins
36. "Non proprio. Ho avanzato delle proposte indecenti e ho parlato spesso di nudità, ma non ti ho mai chiesto un vero appuntamento. E, se la memoria non m'inganna, tu hai detto che mi avresti dato una possibilità quando ti ho permesso di ripulirmi il conto."
Author: Richelle Mead
37. "Tantalus expelled you for eternity", Clarisse told us smugly."Mr.D said if any of you show your face at camp again,he'll turn you into squirrels and run you over with his SUV."
Author: Rick Riordan
38. "Ang Pilipino sabi ni Trono kay Giselle, at sa kumpulan ng mga kinkilig na kababaihan, ay pinaghalo-halong dugo. Sumasamba ng sabay-sabay kay Buddha at kay Kristo at sa mga anting-anting at Feng Shui. Sa dami ng nagsasabi sa kanya kung ano siya, nakalimutan na niya kung sino siya."
Author: Ricky Lee
39. "... the divine knowing - what the Father knows, and what the Word says in response to that knowing, and what the Spirit broods upon under the speaking of the Word - all that eternal intellectual activity isn't just daydreaming. It's the cause of everything that is. God doesn't find out about creation; he knows it into being. His knowing has hair on it. It is an effective act. What he knows, is. What he thinks, by the very fact of his thinking, jumps from no-thing into thing. He never thought of anything that wasn't."
Author: Robert Farrar Capon
40. "I travelled across the world. From the ruins of New York, to the fusion mills of China, right across the radiation pits of Europe. And everywhere I went I saw people just like you, living as slaves! But if Martha Jones became a legend then that's wrong, because my name isn't important. There's someone else. The man who sent me out there, the man who told me to walk the Earth. And his name is The Doctor. He has saved your lives so many times and you never even knew he was there. He never stops. He never stays. He never asks to be thanked. But I've seen him, I know him... I love him... And I know what he can do. - Martha Jones"
Author: Russell T. Davies
41. "Honey, for you it's history, for me it's nostalgia," a lovely American lady said to me after a Mirabelle Bevan event last year."
Author: Sara Sheridan
42. "You realize that is you allow me to court you, all your opposition to marriage is going to have to be reconsidered."She smiled, feigning innocence."What opposition to marriage?""Excellent.""But I'm thinking we should have a long courtship.""Why?" He looked surprised."Because i find I've developed a taste for adventure.""That sounds dangerous. Not at all in character for a delicate flower."She laughed." We know I've never been good at being a delicate flower. Besides, it shan't be too dangerous.""How can you be so sure?"She smiled brilliantly at him, taking his breath away."Because, on my next adventure, I'll have you by my side."
Author: Sarah MacLean
43. "My intellect has always been more responsible than my emotions for how I respond to the world."
Author: Suzanne Vega
44. "Currently, it was leading him through a neighborhood that was on the downside of whatever curve you hoped you'd bought your property on the upside of. Graffiti and garbage were everywhere here. They were everywhere in the city, if it came to that, but elsewhere the garbage was better quality, and the graffiti was close to being correctly spelled. The whole area was waiting for something to happen, like a really bad fire."
Author: Terry Pratchett
45. "Those who are most sensitive about "politically incorrect" terminology are not the average black ghetto-dweller, Asian immigrant, abused woman or disabled person, but a minority of activists, many of whom do not even belong to any "oppressed" group but come from privileged strata of society."
Author: Theodore Kaczynski
46. "The phrase "the violent bear it away" fascinated the 20th century Irish-American storyteller Flannery O'Connor, who used it as the title of one of her novels. O'Connor's surname connects her to an Irish royal family descended from Conchobor (pronounced "Connor"), the prehistoric king of Ulster who was foster father to Cuchulainn and "husband" of the unwilling Derdriu. In the western world, the antiquity of Irish lineages is exceeded only by that of the Jews."
Author: Thomas Cahill
47. "We shed as we pick up, like travellers who must carry everything in their arms, and what we let fall will be picked up by those behind. The procession is very long and life is very short. We die on the march. But there is nothing outside the march so nothing can be lost to it. The missing plays of Sophocles will turn up piece by piece, or be written again in another language. Ancient cures for diseases will reveal themselves once more. Mathematical discoveries glimpsed and lost to view will have their time again. You do not suppose, my lady, that if all of Archimedes had been hiding in the great library of Alexandria, we would be at a loss for a corkscrew?"
Author: Tom Stoppard
48. "Creyéndose bella, conocía muy bien, aunque de un modo vago, que tenía un arma. Las mujeres juegan con su belleza como los niños con un cuchillo, y se hieren."
Author: Victor Hugo
49. "All great writers have, of course, an atmosphere in which they seem most at their ease and at their best; a mood of the general mind which they interpret and indeed almost discover, so that we come to read them rather for that than for any story or character or scene of seperate excellence."
Author: Virginia Woolf
50. "How the gods must have chuckled when they added Hope to the evils with which they filled Pandora's box, for they knew very well that this was the cruellest evil of them all, since it is Hope that lures mankind to endure its misery to the end."
Author: W. Somerset Maugham

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