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1. "Polly Esther Doe was born at 8:03 a.m. on August 14."
Author: Adam Rex
2. "The Kiss to End All KissesThere's supposed to be 'a moment' that every girl dreams about her whole life. You know, the one;some guy on bended knee offering you his heart. Well, I was never that kind of girl."
Author: Ali Harris
3. "I shall expect my husband to have no pleasures but what he shares with me; and if his greatest pleasure of all is not the enjoyment of my company - why - it will be the worse for him - that's all.''If such are your expectations of matrimony, Esther, you must, indeed, be careful whom you marry - or rather, you must avoid it altogether."
Author: Anne Brontë
4. "No, enjoy it while you can." Esther said as she walked out alone."
Author: Barry Gray
5. "We shared a daughter? I'd not thought about it that way before. If we shared a daughter, and something happened to Claire, then I would not have to hare Esther with her anymore. I would have Esther to myself."
Author: Ben Marcus
6. "ContrastsThe windows of my poetry are wide open on the boulevards and in the shop windowsShineThe precious stones of lightListen to the violins of the limousines and the xylophones of the linotypesThe sketcher washes with the hand-towel of the skyAll is color spotsAnd the hats of the women passing by are comets in the conflagration of the eveningUnity There's no more unityAll the clocks now read midnight after being set back ten minutesThere's no more time.There's no more money.In the ChamberThey are spoiling the marvelous elements of raw material("Contrasts")"
Author: Blaise Cendrars
7. "Girlsplease give yourbodies and yourlivestothe young menwhodeserve thembesidesthere isno wayI would welcometheintolerabledullsenseless hellyou would bringmeandI wish youluckin bedandoutbut notinminethankyou."
Author: Charles Bukowski
8. "Behind these eyesthere is a girl trapped withinher pain – a girl feeling all the emotionsof anger and sadness.She's fighting for a way out." (In her eyes, p. 39)"
Author: Chimnese Davids
9. "By nature of definition only the coward is capable of the highestheroism"
Author: David Gemmell
10. "Only now, in rhythmic waves, was she struck by her stupidity, her blindness, her estheronautiness, and, above all, her longing, the insult of the power of her longing, and she knew very well that is was these shortcomings that had made her so eager to interweave in his story the threads of her secret dreams of candor and of painful, purifying honesty; of a generous togetherness in which everything was possible. For a moment, with all that had been spun and stabbed and defiled within her, her face took on the expression of a frightened, abandoned girl who lunges out to bite, who lives unimaginably close to the skin's surface, ready to be drawn out like a final plan of retreat."
Author: David Grossman
11. "México no es el país de Andrés Manuel López Obrador o Enrique Peña Nieto o Carlos Slim o Emilio Azcárraga o Carlos Romero Deschamps o Elba Esther Gordillo o Felipe Calderón. No es el país de los diputados o los gobernadores o los burócratas o los líderes sindicales o los monopolistas. Es el país de uno. El país nuestro. Ahora y siempre."
Author: Denise Dresser
12. "I like sunny stories. You know, my favorite girls in the '50s were Debbie Reynolds, Doris Day, and Esther Williams."
Author: Edward Herrmann
13. "The moment in The Bell Jar when Esther Greenwood realizes after thirty days in the same black turtleneck that she never wants to wash her hair again, that the repeated necessity of the act is too much trouble, that she wants to do it once and be done with it, seems like the book's true epiphany. You know you've completely descended into madness when the matter of shampoo has ascended into philosophical heights."
Author: Elizabeth Wurtzel
14. "Esther, I don't know what I'm going to do without you when you go. I don't know how I can get along. What am I going to do?" And then I just expected her like always to say, "Well, Dad, let me tell you; here's what you do, A B C." But she said, "Come here." She just hugged me; held me close, didn't say anything, didn't say anything. And I realize now that that was . . . that's the best way to love someone. Hold them close, know that you're loved, let it wash over you. We got to love her and she got to love us. Amen?"
Author: Esther Earl
15. "My troubles are not outside me,' said Esther, 'they are inside me. Those are the worst troubles of all."
Author: Fay Weldon
16. "Esther always avoided asking questions of Lydley, who found an answer as she found a key, by pouring out a pocketful of miscellanies."
Author: George Eliot
17. "This is God's beauty!The Elegant nature of Esther,The Meek nature of Moses,The Pius nature of Paul,The Passionate nature of Peter,The Just nature of Jesus and thenThe wise nature of you!"
Author: Israelmore Ayivor
18. "StillIn the fall, I believe again in poetryif nothing else it isa movement of the mind.Summers ball togetherinto sticky lumps,spring evenings are glass beads from one mouldfor standard-size youth,winter a smooth heaviness, not even cold.But the mind trembleshere, on the brinkthe mind tremblesthere is life, after all,there is life, stillunbelief left."
Author: Jaakko A. Ahokas
19. "Don't you touch her,' threatened Esther, ‘or I'll claw your face off.'Steven turned away from Abigail and eyed Esther instead. ‘I'd like to see you try.'‘I bet you would,' snapped Esther, ‘ you've got such an ugly mug it'd probably make for an improvement."
Author: Jack Croxall
20. "Esther's voice softened. 'Please, we're begging you ..."
Author: Jack Croxall
21. "Well, it kind of hurts when the kind of words you writeAnd kind of turn themselves into knivesAnd don't mind my nerve you can call it fiction'Cause I like being submerged in your contradictions, dear'Cause here we are, here we areAlthough you were biased, I love your adviceYour comebacks they're quick and probably Have to do with your insecuritiesThere's no shame in being crazy depending on how you take theseWords they're paraphrasing this relationship we're stagingAnd it's a beautiful mess, yes, it isIt's like we're picking up trash in dresses"
Author: Jason Mraz
22. "Leaning her silly, beautiful, drunken head on my shoulder, she said, 'Oh, Esther, I don't want to be a feminist. I don't enjoy it. It's no fun.''I know,' I said. 'I don't either.' People think you decide to be a 'radical,' for God's sake, like deciding to be a librarian or a ship's chandler. You 'make up your mind,' you 'commit yourself' (sounds like a mental hospital, doesn't it?).I said Don't worry, we could be buried together and have engraved on our tombstone the awful truth, which someday somebody will understand:WE WUZ PUSHED."
Author: Joanna Russ
23. "I'll be like Esther. Your daughter.""You ain't that strong."
Author: John Northcutt Young
24. "Life is not a straight line leading from one blessing to the next and then finally to heaven. Life is a winding and troubled road. Switchback after switchback. And the point of biblical stories like Joseph and Job and Esther and Ruth is to help us feel in our bones (not just know in our heads) that God is for us in all these strange turns. God is not just showing up after the trouble and cleaning it up. He is plotting the course and managing the troubles with far-reaching purposes for our good and for the glory of Jesus Christ."
Author: John Piper
25. "I'd rather have a daughter in a whorehouse than a son in the police force,' Esther used to rage to anyone who would listen."
Author: John Waters
26. "Her visits to her former hometown were infrequent and often painful. Pilgrimages fueled by the tepid oxygen of family duty, unease, guilt. The more Esther loved her parents, the more helpless she felt, as they aged, to protect them from harm. A moral coward, she kept her distance."
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
27. "Etsuko was given the name Esther by her teacher, Mr. Slater, on her first day of school. "It's his mother's name," she explained. To which we replied, "So is yours."
Author: Julie Otsuka
28. "I tell Esther she should ease up on lard. There's no need to mix lard in with Scottie's rice, chicken, and beans. I tell her she hasn't read the blogs. I've read the blogs. I know what Scottie should eat."
Author: Kaui Hart Hemmings
29. "No NamesThere are high placesthat don't invite us,sharp shapes, glacier-scraped faces, wholeranges whose given namesslip off. Any such relationas we try to makerefuses to take. Somehigh lakes are not for us, some slick escarpments.I'm giddy with thinkingwhere thinking can't stick."
Author: Kay Ryan
30. "It was said with humor, but the criticism wasn't lost on Gamache. He was fishing, and he knew it. So did Sommes. So did Esther. We're all fishermen, she'd said."
Author: Louise Penny
31. "Between our two livesthere is also the life ofthe cherry blossom."
Author: Matsuo Bashō
32. "A person is nothing but his image. Philosophers can tell us that it doesn't matter what the world thinks of us, that nothing matters but what we really are. But philosophers don't understand anything. As long as we live with other people, we are only what other people consider us to be. Thinkingabout how others see us and trying to make our image as attractive as possible is considered a kind of dissembling or cheating. But doesthere exist another kind of direct contact between my self and their selves except through the mediation of the eyes? Can we possiblyimagine love without anxiously following our image in the mind of the beloved? When we are no longer interested in how we are seen bythe person we love, it means we no longer love."
Author: Milan Kundera
33. "But there is no easy way to mourn a child.p 269Savannah mourning her daughter Esther"
Author: Nancy E. Turner
34. "Read widely and with discrimination. Bad writing is contagious."[Ten rules for writing fiction, The Guardian, 20 February 2010 (with Diana Athill, Margaret Atwood, Roddy Doyle, Helen Dunmore, Geoff Dyer, Anne Enright, Richard Ford, Jonathan Franzen, Esther Freud, Neil Gaiman, David Hare, and AL Kennedy)]"
Author: P.D. James
35. "Prolong not the pastInvite not the futureDo not alter your innate wakefulnessFear not appearancesThere in nothing more than this"
Author: Ram Dass
36. "Incredible," Jason said. "These are really good brownies.""That's your only comment?" Piper demanded.He looked surprised. "What? I heard the story. Fish-centaurs. Merpeople. Letter of intro to the Tiber River god. Got it. But these brownies—""I know," Frank said, his mouth full. "Try them with Esther's peach preserves.""That," Hazel said, "is incredibly disgusting.""Pass me the jar, man," Jason said.Hazel and Piper exchanged a look of total exasperation. Boys.Percy, for his part, wanted to hear every detail about the aquatic camp. He kept coming back to one point: "They didn't want to meet me?""It wasn't that," Hazel said. "Just…undersea politics, I guess. The merpeople are territorial. The good news is they're taking care of that aquarium in Atlanta. And they'll help protect the Argo II as we cross the Atlantic."Percy nodded absently. "But they didn't want to meet me?"Annabeth swatted his arm. "Come on, Seaweed Brain! We've got other things to worry about."
Author: Rick Riordan
37. "You own a Tic Tac. Gum is just borrowed. - Esther"
Author: Sarah Dessen
38. "Writers. For some reason, a lot of you reject what you hear and see in your heads. If you go too long ignoring it, it builds up and then you do all sorts of weird things. Mumble to yourself. Nightmares. Day-dreams. Total anarchy and chaos. Before you know it, the writer is either sitting in corner feverishly humming to his- or herself or on Prozac. You're not on Prozac, are you? (Esther)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
39. "And remember, sometimes our dreams appear where and when we least expect it. Sometimes, just sometimes, you can even find them waiting in your own bed when you open your eyes. (Esther)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
40. "But the final price of freedom is the willingness to face that most frightening of all beings, one's own self. Starlight vision, the "other way of knowing," is the mode of perception of the unconscious, rather than the conscious mind. The depths of our own beings are not all sunlit; to see clearly, we must be willing to dive into the dark, inner abyss and acknowledge the creatures we may find there. For, as Jungian analyst M. Esther Harding explains in Woman's Mysteries, "These subjective factors … are potent psychical entities, they belong to the totality of our being, they cannot be destroyed. So long as they are unrecognized outcasts from our conscious life, they will come between us and all the objects we view, and our whole world will be either distorted or illuminated."
Author: Starhawk
41. "No one likes to be typecast or stereotyped, especially actors. But who would know Esther Williams without a swimming pool, Bela Lugosi without a cape, or Elvis Presley without his guitar. Would we even care?"
Author: Susan Marg
42. "Vidi la mia vita diramarsi davanti a me come il verde albero di fico del racconto. Dalla punta di ciascun ramo occhieggiava e ammiccava, come un bel fico maturo, un futuro meraviglioso. Un fico rappresentava un marito e dei figli e una vita domestica felice, un altro fico rappresentava la famosa poetessa, un altro la brillante accademica, un altro ancora era Esther Greenwood, direttrice di una prestigiosa rivista, un altro era l'Europa e l'Africa e il Sudamerica, un altro fico era Costantin, Socrate, Attila e tutta una schiera di amanti dai nomi bizzarri e dai mestieri anticonvenzionali, un altro fico era la campionessa olimpionica di vela, e dietro e al di sopra di questi fichi ce n'erano molti altri che non riuscivo a distinguere. E vidi me stessa seduta alla biforcazione dell'albero, che morivo di fame per non saper decidere quale fico cogliere."
Author: Sylvia Plath
43. "Do you know what a poem is, Esther?'No, what?' I would say.A piece of dust.'Then, just as he was smiling and starting to look proud, I would say, 'So are the cadavers you cut up. So are the people you think you're curing. They're dust as dust as dust. I reckon a good poem lasts a whole lot longer than a hundred of those people put together.'And of course Buddy wouldn't have any answer to that, because what I said was true. People were made of nothing so much as dust, and I couldn't see that doctoring all that dust was a bit better than writing poems people would remember and repeat to themselves when they were unhappy or sick or couldn't sleep."
Author: Sylvia Plath

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