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1. "Nobility is expensive, nonproductive, and parasitic, siphoning away too much of society's energy to satisfy its frivolous cravings."
Author: Alan Weisman
2. "I need a SUV, for me and my four sisters. So, I've narrowed it down to four, kind of expensive, cars."
Author: Alexa Vega
3. "Mud ? They're going to put mud on my face ?""You'll love it.""Whenever the kitties and I played stalk and pounce and we ended up muddy, everyone frowned about it."Surreal grunted softly. Only Jaenelle referred to Jaal and Kaelas, a full-grown tiger and an eight-hundred-pound Arcerian cat, as "the kitties"... or voluntarily played games with them to keep their predatory skills honed."So why is this mud different ?" Jaenelle grumbled.Stretched out on the other table, Surreal turned her head and opened one eye. "It's expensive."
Author: Anne Bishop
4. "The compromise will always be more expensive than either of the suggestions it is compromising."
Author: Arthur Bloch
5. "A diamond is just a rock. A really expensive rock."
Author: C.V. Hunt
6. "We areBorn like thisInto thisInto these carefully mad warsInto the sight of broken factory windows of emptinessInto bars where people no longer speak to each otherInto fist fights that end as shootings and knifingsBorn into thisInto hospitals which are so expensive that it's cheaper to dieInto lawyers who charge so much it's cheaper to plead guiltyInto a country where the jails are full and the madhouses closedInto a place where the masses elevate fools into rich heroes"
Author: Charles Bukowski
7. "A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks."
Author: Clemmie Galati
8. "The ultimate freedom for creative groups is the freedom to experiment with new ideas. Some skeptics insist that innovation is expensive. In the long run, innovation is cheap. Mediocrity is expensive—and autonomy can be the antidote."   TOM KELLEY General Manager, IDEO"
Author: Daniel H. Pink
9. "I hope to make the most expensive movie in history at some point!"
Author: Dean Devlin
10. "How many unuttered words died in the heads of those for whom a word was too expensive."
Author: Dejan Stojanovic
11. "Why is electricity so expensive these days? Why does it cost so much for something I can make with a balloon and my hair?"
Author: Dennis Miller
12. "Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive."
Author: Edward Gibbon
13. "Most expensive originals have cheap imitations."
Author: Elfriede Jelinek
14. "For countries such as Kenya to emerge as economic powerhouses, they need better infrastructure: roads, ports, smart grids and power plants. Infrastructure is expensive, and takes a long time to build. In the meantime, hackers are building 'grassroots infrastructure,' using the mobile-phone system to build solutions that are ready for market."
Author: Ethan Zuckerman
15. "High School: Oh, man. This is where boys and girls go from tweens to teens and become complicated and cruel. Girls play sick mind games; boys try to pull each other's penises off and throw them in the bushes. If you can, buy the most expensive jeans in a two-hundred-mile radius of your town and wear them on your first day. If anyone asks how you could afford them say that your father is the president of Ashton Kutcher. When they are like, 'Ashton Kutcher has a president?' answer, 'Yes.' Everyone will be in awe of you and you won't have to go through a lot of pain and cat fights."
Author: Eugene Mirman
16. "Her heart was broken perhaps, but it was a small inexpensive organ of local manufacture. In a wider and grander way she felt things had been simplified."
Author: Evelyn Waugh
17. "...the collection of sombre and bulky objects that had stood in his father's dressing room; indestructable presents for his wedding and twenty-first birthday, ivory, brass bound, covered in pigskin, crested and gold mounted, suggestive of expensive Edwardian masculinity--racing flasks and hunting flasks, cigar cases, tobacco jars, jockeys, elaborate meerschaum pipes, button hooks and hat brushes."
Author: Evelyn Waugh
18. "Governments of all stripes want to deliver growth and rebalance their economies now that they have learned the hard way that, left to their own devices, markets pick expensive banking losers."
Author: Frances O'Grady
19. "I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
20. "The first prize for any production is, if you can find a location that means you don't have to build sets, that will serve, and is not excessively expensive to hire, then it can save you a lot of money."
Author: Gavid Hood
21. "Why does the Air Force need expensive new bombers? Have the people we've been bombing over the years been complaining?"
Author: George C. Wallace
22. "Nowhere was the complacency of the establishment, with its blind faith in progress, more evident than in its attitude toward an elite degree: as long as my child goes to the right schools, upward mobility will continue. A university education had become the equivalent of a very expensive insurance policy, like owning a gun."
Author: George Packer
23. "Other effects in the show included models of the ships which were extremely expensive to make. We used to do our shots in front of a blue screen and they'd put the effects on after."
Author: Gil Gerard
24. "When information is cheap, attention becomes expensive."
Author: James Gleick
25. "Riding horseback along a country lane I saw wild roses in bloom, against an old stone wall. The expensive, improved varieties in my garden have lost something. Sophistication always does."
Author: James Webb Young
26. "Film will only became an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper."
Author: Jean Cocteau
27. "Clothes are expensive. You have to buy them, and to buy them, you have to believe in them."
Author: Jean Paul Gaultier
28. "Pride is an expensive vice, for it is wedded to Greed whose hunger is never sated"
Author: Jocelyn Murray
29. "As long as espionage is less expensive than remotely controlling people's brains, CIA will continue to remotely control people's brains."
Author: John Alejandro King
30. "As Patron-Sponser, I am charged with..."-he pasued and consulted the notes-"adding a sense of royal cachet to proceedings today."He waited while a ripple of conversation ran around the room. Nobody was quite sure what adding a sense of royal cachet really meant. But everyone agreed that it sounded impressive indeed. Lady Pauline's mouth twitched in a smile and she looked down at the table. Halt found something of vast interest in the ceiling beams high above. Duncan continued.My second duty is..."-again he consulted his notes to make sure he had the wording correct-"to provide an extremly expensive present to the bride and groom..."Lady Pualine's head jerked at that. She leaned forward and turned to make eye contact with Lord Anthony. The Chamberlain met her gaze, his face completely devoid of expression. Then, very slowly, one eyelid slid down in a wink. He liked Lady Pauline and Halt a great deal and he'd added that duty without consulting them."
Author: John Flanagan
31. "A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head. The green earflaps, full of large ears and uncut hair and the fine bristles that grew in the ears themselves, stuck out on either side like turn signals indicating two directions at once. Full, pursed lips protruded beneath the bushy black moustache and, at their corners, sank into little folds filled with disapproval and potato chip crumbs. In the shadow under the green visor of the cap Ignatius J. Reilly's supercilious blue and yellow eyes looked down upon the other people waiting under the clock at the D.H. Holmes department store, studying the crowd of people for signs of bad taste in dress. Several of the outfits, Ignatius noticed, were new enough and expensive enough to be properly considered offenses against taste and decency. Possession of anything new or expensive only reflected a person's lack of theology and geometry; it could even cast doubts upon one's soul."
Author: John Kennedy Toole
32. "On Love and Happiness:When someone embarks on his research, if he ever makes it, (there is, in addition, a contingency that he/she will never embark on it), then he sails on a journey, a course that incubates various events.It's like opening a precious gift that hides myriads of secrets. Nobody acknowledges its content unless he attempts to inspect it.Happiness is not always dominated by heavenly chances, blue and green seashores of euphoria and pink clouds of serenity. Happiness does not dwell in luxurious mansions and expensive cars neither in glamorous appearances.Many times Unhappiness and loneliness lurk behind the ledges of luxury and surface brightness.There are so many examples around us, in newspapers, magazines, television and radio of people who are plunged in uncertainty, grief and insecurity.I wonder why this is."
Author: Katerina Kostaki
33. "There's a science fiction project we really want to make, but it's very expensive. Hopefully it will happen."
Author: Lana Wachowski
34. "The cord that tethers ability to success is both loose and elastic. It is easy to see fine qualities in successful books or to see unpublished manuscripts, inexpensive vodkas, or people struggling in any field as somehow lacking. It is easy to believe that ideas that worked were good ideas, that plans that succeeded were well designed, and that ideas and plans that did not were ill conceived. And it is easy to make heroes out of the most successful and to glance with disdain at the least. But ability does not guarantee achievement, nor is achievement proportional to ability. And so it is important to always keep in mind the other term in the equation—the role of chance…What I've learned, above all, is to keep marching forward because the best news is that since chance does play a role, one important factor in success is under our control: the number of at bats, the number of chances taken, the number of opportunities seized."
Author: Leonard Mlodinow
35. "Scientific experiments are expensive, and people are entitled to know about them if they want to. I think it is very difficult to convey ideas."
Author: Lisa Randall
36. "For all of life's discontents, according to the pharmaceutical industry, there is a drug and you should take it. Then for the side effects of that drug, then there's another drug, and so on. So we're all taking more drugs, and more expensive drugs."
Author: Marcia Angell
37. "She went to the most expensive private girls' school in Connecticut. All they taught her there was how to fold doilies."Pointedly ignoring Alex, I said to John, "I'm sure if you show me, I'll catch on." "Excellent."John's gaze on me was warm. "Then later perhaps you could show me how to fold doilies."
Author: Meg Cabot
38. "There is no more expensive thing than a free gift."
Author: Michel De Montaigne
39. "First, consider the pen you write with. It should be a fast-writing pen because your thoughts are always much faster than your hand. You don't want to slow up your hand even more with a slow pen. A ballpoint, a pencil, a felt tip, for sure, are slow. Go to a stationery store and see what feels good to you. Try out different kinds. Don't get too fancy and expensive. I mostly use a cheap Sheaffer fountain pen, about $1.95.... You want to be able to feel the connection and texture of the pen on paper."
Author: Natalie Goldberg
40. "The other four houses yielded jewelry, wallets, credit cards, laptops, iPads and Kindles, even a couple of expensive looking vases...."You didn't do anything stupid like writing IOUs and signing your name, did you?""That's an excellent idea," said Danny. He stepped back through the gate, waited for a count of five, and then returned to Eric. Now Eric was standing, and when he saw Danny he visibly sagged with relief. "What kind of moron are you?""The fun-loving kind," said Danny. "I'm not an idiot, of course I didn't sign my name to IOUs.""Good.""I signed yours."
Author: Orson Scott Card
41. "Fresh tadpoles coming out in the spring should be washed clean in cold well-water, and swallowed whole three or four days after menstruation. If a woman swallows fourteen live tadpoles on the first day and ten more on the following day, she will not conceive for five years. If contraception in still required after that, she can repeat the formula twice and be for ever sterile... This formula is good in that it is effective, safe and not expensive. The defect is that it can be used only in the spring."
Author: Pearl S. Buck
42. "If meat is expensive, then patience is cheap: Arabic proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
43. "Ask any woman and she'll tell you: health care for women is more expensive than it is for men. In fact, during their reproductive years, women spend 68% more on health care than men do."
Author: Rod Blagojevich
44. "Everyone saysI'm too oldfor a security blanket.But a baby blankettucked in mydresser drawer back homeis a lot less expensivethenpsychotherapy."
Author: Sarah Tregay
45. "Adron always had a thing for expensive ho's with the intelligence of backwash. You look like you actually have both a brain and a soul. (Zarina)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
46. "As for monkeys, I would have five, and they would be named: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, Do Pretty Much Whatever The Hell You Want, and Expensive Attorney."
Author: Tad Williams
47. "The thing that fascinates me is that the way I came to film and television is extinct. Then there were gatekeepers, it was prohibitively expensive to make a film, to be a director you had to be an entrepreneur to raise money."
Author: Tom Hooper
48. "Sometimes terror and pain are not the best levers; deception, when it works, is the most elegant and the least expensive manipulation of all."
Author: Vernor Vinge
49. "Your law may be perfect, your knowledge of human affairs may be such as to enable you to apply it with wisdom and skill, and yet without individual acquaintance with men, their haunts and habits, the pursuit of the profession becomes difficult, slow, and expensive."
Author: William Dunbar
50. "This is an aspect of crime stories I never fully appreciated until I became one: it is so ruinously expensive to mount a defense that, innocent or guilty, the accusation is itself a devastating punishment. Every defendant pays a price."
Author: William Landay

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This one thing, wait with me, was all Christ had asked the disciples to do for Him the night before He died, but even the best men in the whole world had let Him down. Of course they'd all been men. The women around Him never let Him down. The women were always first in and last out, and seemed to have the only understanding of what was going on at all the crucial moments, but precious few bible scholars ever seemed to notice that."
Author: Carolyn Jourdan

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