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1. "Todo homem, aonde quer que vá, está envolto por uma nuvem de convicções confortadoras, que se deslocam com ele como moscas em um dia de verão."
Author: Bertrand Russell
2. "Their (Council of Dads) wisdom reads like a psalmbook of living: Approach the cowPack your flip-flopsDon't see the wallTend your tadpolesLive the questionsHarvest miraclesAlways learn to juggle on the side of a hillTake a walk with a turtle"
Author: Bruce Feiler
3. "Charles Simic, when asked what he thought of Slam Poetry events: "They are fun, but they have as much to do with poetry as Elvis Presley had to do with Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk"."
Author: Charles Simic
4. "I am very organic; I eat a lot of seeds. At home in the morning, I eat muesli with a banana. At noon, I mix a little bit of all the seeds I can find. I love quinoa. It's great - it cooks like rice and is better than caviar."
Author: Clotilde Hesme
5. "Bad as he is, the Devil may be abus'd, Be falsly charg'd, and causelesly accus'd, When Men, unwilling to be blam'd alone, Shift off these Crimes on Him which are their Own."
Author: Daniel Defoe
6. "Be ye innocent as doves yet wise as serphants" new testament quoted by Elvis Presley and applied to karate"
Author: Elvis Presley
7. "[Leslie Bennett] You have a teenager who desperately wants to separate...If you don't have a career, these New Domesticity types are likely to find themselves standing in the kitchen with all these domestic skills and no outlet for them, no way to earn a living.... [A]t that point your kids are not thanking you for having made the hand-pureed baby food and for giving them homemade cookies. They don't feel you've done them a big favor; they say, "Why didn't she ever grow up and take responsibility for her own life?"
Author: Emily Matchar
8. "Infieles, pero no desleales."
Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
9. "Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, and a lot of American artists were my greatest influences."
Author: Gordon Waller
10. "Nee, wat ik bedoel is dat het volkomen stil is, als in een stomme film, dat ze je niet meer vragen wat je nu eigenlijk wilt in dit leven, of waar je je toch tegen verzet, of wat je later wilt worden en of het wel goed met je gaat. Dat ze eindelijk eens allemaal hun mond houden, en als het helemaal stil is geworden, dat dan de held uit zijn stoel opstaat en er alleen nog een tekst in beeld verschijnt: 'Er wordt een nieuwe bladzijde omgeslagen. Hij gaat nu bedenken hoe het verder moet. Hij heeft zijn hele leven nog voor zich."
Author: Herman Koch
11. "Obojica su se slagali da je zivot u Bosni neobicno tezak i narod svih vera bedan i zaostao u svakom pogledu. Trazeci razloge i objasnjenja tome stanju, fratar je sve svodio na tursku vladavinu i tvrdio da nikakvog boljitka ne moze da bude dok se ove zemlje ne oslobode turske sile i dok tursku vlast ne zameni hriscanska. Defose nije hteo da se zadovolji tim tumacenjem, nego je trazio razloge i u hriscanima samima. Turska vladavina stvorila je, tvrdio je on, kod svojih hriscanskih podanika izvesne karakteristicne osobine, kao pritvorstvo, upornost, nepoverenje, lenost misli i strah od svake novine i svakog rada i pokreta. Te osobine, nastale u stolecima nejednake borbe i stalne odbrane, presle su u prirodu ovdasnjeg coveka i postale trajne crte njegovog karaktera. Nastale od nuzde i pod pritiskom, one su danas, i bice i ubuduce, velika prepreka napretku, rdjavo nasledje teske proslosti i krupne mane koje bi trebalo iskoreniti."
Author: Ivo Andric
12. "Ought not a Minister to have, First, a good understanding, a clear apprehension, a sound judgment, and a capacity of reasoning with some closeness. . . . Is not some acquaintance with what has been termed the second part of logic, (metaphysics), if not so necessary as [logic itself], yet highly expedient? Should not a Minister be acquainted with at least the general grounds of natural philosophy? JOHN WESLEY, ADDRESS TO THE CLERGY"
Author: J.P. Moreland
13. "To me, John Lennon and Elvis Presley were punks, because they made music that evoked those emotions in people."
Author: Joey Ramone
14. "Saying Goodbye to Very Young Children"They will not be the same next time. The sayingsso cute, just slightly off, will be corrected.Their eyes will be more skeptical, plugged inthe more securely to the worldly buzzof television, alphabet, and street talk,culture polluting their gazes' dawn blue.It makes you see at last the value ofthose boring aunts and neighbors (their smellsof summer sweat and cigarettes, their faceslike shapes of sky between shade-giving leaves)who knew you from the start, when you were zero,cooing their nothings before you could be boredor knew a name, not even you own, or howthis world brave with hellos turns all goodbye."
Author: John Updike
15. "—¡¿Me buscabais?!—Así es, Gryal Ibori.—¡Pues aquí me tenéis! —gritó furioso, con el alma ardiente y la voz quebrada. Estaba cansado de todo y de todos. Sólo quería ver a Lorette, reunirse con ella y estar a su lado.Y corrió hacia sus enemigos, como un león herido y rodeado, como un hombre que sólo tiembla por frío y sólo llora por amor. Su capa negra se deslizó en el viento, cual triste bandera, y Gryal cortó el aire con su espada ensangrentada."
Author: Jordi Balaguer
16. "Is my gardener's pride to be sacrificed on the altar of Mr Molesley's ambitions?- The Dowager Countess(Maggie Smith)"
Author: Julian Fellowes
17. "He could pass off the inferior bottles on tables seven and four. Table seven knew nothing of wine, sending back a bottle of Riesling as "corked" because it had bits of cork in it, the imbeciles. Table four had gulped down a very special old pale brandy as though it was common wood alcohol, which was probably what they had been drinking because they had said that his brandy lacked bite. They deserved inferior burgundy. The bottles that had been stored too close to the stove might have enough bite by now for table four. A wine waiter's revenge may be long in coming, but it arrives in the end."
Author: Kerry Greenwood
18. "Wesley Rush was the most disgusting womanizing playboy to ever darken the doorstep of Hamilton High… but he was kind of hot. Maybe if you could put him on mute… and cut off his hands… maybe—just maybe—he'd be tolerable then. Otherwise, he was a real piece of shit. Horn dog shit."
Author: Kody Keplinger
19. "He was sweet and charming and smart... but my feelings for Wesley were way beyond that. I'd skipped the crush kiddie pool and jumped right into the deep, shark-infested ocean of emotions. And, if you'll forgive the dramatic metaphor, I was a lousy swimmer."
Author: Kody Keplinger
20. "No rush. This time things were slow and earnest. This time I wasn't looking for an escape. This time it was about him. About me. About honesty and compassion and everything I'd never expected to find in Wesley Rush."
Author: Kody Keplinger
21. ""...we're all fucking Duffs." (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)"I'm not the Duff," Wesley said confidently."That's because you don't have friends." (Bianca)"Oh. Right.""
Author: Kody Keplinger
22. "-De nuevo, pensé en Wesley y en lo que me había dicho en su habitación- Las personas que te insultan solo estan tratando de hacerse sentir mejores. Ellos también la han jodido antes. No eres la única."
Author: Kody Keplinger
23. "Leslie, after her first anguish was over, found it possible to go on with life after all, as most of us do, no matter what our particular form of torment has been. It is even possible that she enjoyed moments of it, when she was one of the gay circle in the little house of dreams."
Author: L.M. Montgomery
24. "She liked the word ineffable because it meant a feeling so big or vast that it could not be expressed in words.And yet, because it could not be expressed in words, people had invented a word to express it, and that made Liesl feel hopeful, somehow."
Author: Lauren Oliver
25. "Yes, it's true, I've been called the Laurence Olivier of spoofs. I guess that would make Laurence Olivier the Leslie Nielsen of Shakespeare."
Author: Leslie Nielsen
26. "Creo que quizás no existen esos momentos que definen y delimitan. Los principios y los finales son fluidos, largas cadenas de acontecimientos donde algunos eslabones parecen insignificantes y otros trascendentales, mas en realidad todos tienen el mismo peso. Lo que puede parecer un instante dramático y único, es tan sólo un vínculo entre lo que había antes y lo que viene después."
Author: Linda Olsson
27. "She was the only doctor's wife in Branford, Maine, who hung her wash on an outdoor clothesline instead of putting it through a dryer, because she liked to look out the window and see the clothes blowing in the wind. She had been especially delighted, one day, when one sleeve of the top of her husband's pajamas, prodded by the stiff breeze off the bay, reached over and grabbed her nightgown around the waist."
Author: Lois Lowry
28. "This was the plan: we would take a holy and sacred picture of the King of Rock ‘n' Roll, Elvis Presley, to the very summit of the earth; once there, we would place it with sincere reverence amongst the chimerical shimmering palaces of ice and snow and then (accompanied by some weird Zen magic) we would light joss sticks, dance about making screechy kung-fu noises, get off our faces, and that would be it: Planet Earth saved. Simple."
Author: Mark Manning
29. "Je vais vous dire quelque chose au sujet des histoires. Elles ne sont pas qu'un amusement, ne vous y trompez pas. Elles sont tout ce que nous savons, voyez-vous, tout ce que nous savons pour combattre la maladie et la mort. Vous n'avez rien si vous n'avez pas les histoires. ( Leslie M. Silko)"
Author: Mathias Malzieu
30. "Olga was lief, Olga was lief en liefdevol, Olga hield van hem, herhaalde hij in gedachten, steeds bedroefder omdat hij tegelijk ook besefte dat het tussen hen niets meer zou worden, dat het tussen hen nooit meer iets kon worden, het leven biedt je soms een kans dacht hij maar als je te laf of te besluiteloos bent om die te benutten neemt het leven zijn kaarten terug, er is een moment om te handelen en een mogelijk geluk te betreden, dat moment duurt een paar dagen, soms een paar weken of zelfs een paar maanden maar het doet zich maar één keer voor, en als je het later wilt terugvinden is dat domweg onmogelijk, er is geen plaats meer voor enthousiasme, overtuiging en geloof, wat overblijft is zachte berusting, droef wederzijds medelijden, het even nutteloze als juiste besef dat het iets had kunnen worden, dat je je het aangeboden geschenk domweg niet waardig hebt betoond."
Author: Michel Houellebecq
31. "In Wenceslaus Square, in Prague, a guy is throwing up. Another guy comes up to him, pulls a long face, shakes his head, and says: "I know just what you mean."
Author: Milan Kundera
32. "Christianity is not the faith of the complacent, the comfortable or of the timid. It demands and creates heroic souls like Wesley, Wilberforce, Bonhoeffer, John Paul the Second, and Billy Graham. Each showed, in their own way, the relentless and powerful influence of the message of Jesus Christ."
Author: Mitt Romney
33. "Look alive, sunshine...109 in the sky but the pigs won't quitYou're here with me, Dr. Death Defying...I'll be your surgeon, your proctorYour helicopter...Pumpin' out the Slaughtermatic Sounds to keep you liveA system failure for the massesAnti-matter for the master planLouder than God's revolver and twice as shiny...This one's for all you rock and rollersAll you crash queens and motor babiesLISTEN UP!The future is bulletproof!The aftermath is secondary!It's time to do it now and do it loudKILLJOYS...MAKE SOME NOISE"
Author: My Chemical Romance
34. "A typical National World Weekly would tell the world how Jesus' face was seen on a Big Mac bun bought by someone from Des Moines, with an artist's impression of the bun; how Elvis Presley was recently sighted working in a Burger Lord in Des Moines; how listening to Elvis records cured a Des Moines housewife's cancer; how the spate of werewolves infesting the Midwest are the offspring of noble pioneer women raped by Bigfoot; and that Elvis was taken by Space Aliens in 1976 because he was too good for this world. Remarkably, one of these stories is indeed true."
Author: Neil Gaiman
35. "You see, I cannot share my space with them. Not only am I severely claustrophobic but I abhor the mass. In general, I do not like people very much. Those I cannot sand are the average ones that eat with their hands out of plastic plates and travel in buses to work. I am horrified of them. "Mr. Wesley"
Author: Nina
36. "What do you mean?" Leslie's voice was cool, as if she questioned witches who were flat on their backs being threatened by werewolves every day."
Author: Patricia Briggs
37. "Buh není nejaký kriminálník, který podvádí v kartách. Chce, abychom se jeho zákony rídili svobodne, z vlastní vule. Ani Buh nedokáže nakreslit kulatý ctverec. Buh je osamelý - chce, aby si lidé poslušnost sami zvolili, a ne aby k ní byli prinuceni strachem."
Author: Paul Hoffman
38. "Look at meI am the life in a wastelandLook at meI am the slavery through the agesLook at meI am the mirror of the worldLook at meI am the illusion I've fought forLook at meI'm still loving youand I keep being herefor you, for me,and for what's worth breathing"
Author: Rixa White
39. "Maria puder son birkaç dakika zarfinda biraz sükunetini kaybetmise benziyordu. bunu tespit edince memnun oldum: onun hiç sarsilmadan gittigini görmek, beni herhalde pek üzecekti. mütemadiyen elimi tutup birakiyor:"ne manasiz sey?.. ne diye gidiyorsun sanki?" diye söyleniyordu."asil sen gidiyorsun , ben daha burdayim!" dedim.bu sözümü fark etmemis göründü. kolumdan tuttu."raif... simdi ben gidiyorum!" dedi."evet... biliyorum!"trenin hareket saati gelmisti. bir memur vagon kapisini örtüyordu. maria puder merdiven basamagina atladi, sonra bana egilerek, yavas bir sesle, fakat tane tane:"simdi ben gidiyorum. fakat ne zaman çagirsan gelirim..." dedi.evvela ne demek istedigini anlamadim. o da bir an durdu ve ilave etti:"nereye çagirsan gelirim!"
Author: Sabahattin Ali
40. "Pierdut într-o visare nedeslu?ita ?i blânda, atât de straina firii lui, strângând înceti?or mâna care îi placea pentru ca i se parea de o frumuse?e desavâr?ita, el asculta ca în vis freamatul frunzelor de tei fo?nind la adierea nop?ii, si hamaitul câinilor de la moara de pe Doubs."
Author: Stendhal
41. "I went in with Jack and Leslie, into this room that was lined with brick, and there on the side I can remember very clearly was this small model with plates for the bases - the original model with everything screwed together."
Author: Sydney Brenner
42. "The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panesThe yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panesLicked its tongue into the corners of the eveningLingered upon the pools that stand in drainsLet fall upon its back the soot that falls from chimneysSlipped by the terrace, made a sudden leapAnd seeing that it was a soft October nightCurled once about the house, and fell asleep"
Author: T.S. Eliot
43. "Read. Read all the time. Read as a matter of principle, as a matter of self-respect. Read as a nourishing staple of life." (Wellesly High School commencement speech, "You Are Not Special", 6-12)"
Author: Teacher David McCullough
44. "Woss the matter with you?" asked Big Ted, irritably. "Go on. Press ‘D.' Elvis Presley died in 1976."I DON'T CARE WHAT IT SAYS, said the tall biker in the helmet, I NEVER LAID A FINGER ON HIM."
Author: Terry Pratchett
45. "Kid, Søren could eat you for breakfast and not even need to chew. Don't ever fuck with a sadist, Wesley. For Søren, torture's just foreplay.""Why did you stay with him?" he'd whispered.Nora had grinned at him, and she saw a new fear in Wesley's sweet brown eyes."I like foreplay."
Author: Tiffany Reisz
46. "When Søren touched her she became his. When Wesley touched her, she became herself."
Author: Tiffany Reisz
47. "WESLEY AYERS is the stranger in the halls of the Coronado. He is the Keeper in the garden who shares my secret. He is the boy who reads me books. He is the one who teaches me how to touch."
Author: Victoria Schwab
48. "Bu an için, sadece bu an için, beraberiz. Seni bana bastiriyorum. Gel, aci, beslen benden. Sivri dislerini etime batir. Beni ikiye ayir. Agliyorum, agliyorum."
Author: Virginia Woolf
49. "There, in front of us, where a broken row of houses stood between us and the harbour, and where the eye encountered all sorts of stratagems, such as pale-blue and pink underwear cakewalking on a clothesline ... it was most satisfying to make out among the jumbled angles of roofs and walls, a splendid ship's funnel, showing from behind the clothesline as something in a scrambled picture – Find What the Sailor Has Hidden – that the finder cannot unsee once it has been seen." A brilliant, and moving, mixture of perception and reality."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
50. "Well, I've got three things working against me before I evenwalk into the room:1. I'm the last speaker of the day. The fans are tired and a littleburned out.2. I'm following Michael Dorn and Marina Sirtis. They do conventionstogether all the time, have a set routine that neverfails, and the fans adore them.3. I was Wesley Crusher."
Author: Wil Wheaton

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