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1. "You desire to know something of my Religion. It is the first time I have been questioned upon it: But I do not take your Curiosity amiss, and shall endeavour in a few Words to gratify it... I have, with most of the present Dissenters in England, some Doubts as to his [Jesus'] divinity; tho' it is a question I do not dogmatize upon, having never studied it, and I think it needless to busy myself with it now, when I expect soon an Opportunity of knowing the Truth with less Trouble.[Letter to Ezra Stiles, March 9, 1790]"
Author: Benjamin Franklin
2. "They pulled Ezra through the streets in a wooden cage. Blake was sure of God. Villon was a mugger. Lorca sucked cock. T. S. Eliot worked a teller's cage"
Author: Charles Bukowski
3. "The first grand federalist design...was that of the Bible, most particularly the Hebrew Scriptures or Old Testament... Biblical thought is federal (from the Latin foedus, covenant) from first to last--from God's covenant with Noah establishing the biblical equivalent of what philosophers were later to term Natural Law to the Jews' reaffirmation of the Sinai covenant under the leadership of Ezra and Nehemiah, thereby adopting the Torah as the constitution of their second commonwealth. The covenant motif is central to the biblical world view, the basis of all relationships, the mechanism for defining and allocating authority, and the foundation of the biblical political teaching."
Author: Daniel J. Elazar
4. "It was a woman--as pale and luminescent as a ghost, with swirling white hair. Ezra startled, dropping his pencil into the water. Her face snapped toward him. Her eyes were too large, clear green, and had horizontal, slit-shaped pupils, reminiscent of an octopus."
Author: Elizabeth Fama
5. "A few years ago, one of our singles got beaten out by Better Than Ezra. The label could only have one band at a time being taken to the right people at radio, and they opted for Better Than Ezra instead of us. Who knows."
Author: Gene Ween
6. "Hardy's astonishing technical versatility has won the admiration of major poets from Ezra Pound and Cecil Day Lewis to Philip Larkin. Among other genres he employs the lyric, narrative, ballads, and the sonnet. He also moves easily between the amplitude of dramatic monologue and the compression of imagism. He experiments continually with an ingenious variety of stanza forms and rhyme schemes, rejecting the fluidity of contemporary poetry for his own idiosyncratic style, based on a real understanding of the variety of speech rhythms and registers. Each individual poem is designed to express in its language and form, and with utter honesty, Hardy's impressions of life."
Author: Geoffrey Harvey
7. "The Prayer of the Middle-Aged ManAmid the doctors in the Temple at twelve, between mother & host at Cana implored too soon, in the middle of disciples, the midst of the mob, between High-Priest and Procurator, among the occupiers,between the malefactors, and 'stetit in medio, et dixit, pax vobis' and 'ascensit ad mediam Personarum et caelorum,' dear my Lord,mercy a sinner nailed dead-centre too, pray not to late,-for also Ezra stood between the seven & the six, restoring the new Law."
Author: John Berryman
8. "O, the lessons here for us! Name your discouraging setback—personal, political, scholarly, ecclesiastical, cultural, global. Dare any Christian say that God is not in this for the good of his people and the glory of his name? Not if our God is the God of Ezra! Do you think these setbacks are not without some great purpose of righteousness bigger and more stunning than any of us can imagine?"
Author: John Piper
9. "Av tre ting og ikke mere, svarer Ezra: av kornet på marken, av fisken i sjøen og av dyr og fugl i skogen. Av de tre ting. Jeg har tænkt på det. Der er nu endel som lever av penger – Nei, sa Ezra, ikke et liv!Taushet."
Author: Knut Hamsun
10. "Det blev litt festmat efter kirketid en søndag, og gjesterne de var bare Karolus og hans kone Ane Maria, foruten naturligvis Ezra og Hosea og August, det blev intet gilde, bare en liten velkomst med kjøt av høstens nye slagt og suppe med ris og rosiner i."
Author: Knut Hamsun
11. "Randall looks at me with fire in his eye, but he nods and decides to smile at my banter. He gets to his feet, bows low, and says, "I believe I saw my sister's fat friend Pickering down below. Shall we all go to dinner and hear more tales of your adventures?" Hey, Ezra ain't fat, he's... well... sleek is what he is. Sleek, like a well-fed seal. Or, hey, maybe even a silkie..."
Author: L.A. Meyer
12. "This is who Ezra is dating now. He is now into girls who are into dressing up as nineteenth century prostitutes. For the hats."
Author: Leila Sales
13. "You became what you wanted to become. That's what Ezra believe. You could become it if you tried hard enough, could take what you really were and change it, force-feed yourself a new life until it became your old life, too, blurred together until a better self emerged."
Author: Michael Koryta
14. "Ezra Klein gets under my skin. He seems to spout the party line."
Author: Mickey Kaus
15. "Riuchin sapal ciezko, czerwony byl jak burak i myslal tylko o jednym – ze oto wyhodowal zmije na wlasnym lonie, zajal sie serdecznie czlowiekiem, który zdemaskowal sie jako podstepny wróg. A co najgorsze, Riuchin byl teraz calkowicie bezradny – nie bedzie sie przeciez wyklócal z wariatem!"
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
16. "I don't know," I said, teasingly. "How do I know it's really you? I don't want to let a serial killer into the building. Tell me something only I would know, so I can be sure it's you."I walked over to the buzzer, smiling as I poised my hand over the button to let him up as soon as he responded. "The first time we kissed, we were in your bedroom at your mom's house and Better Than Ezra was playing on your iPod."My smiled faded and my breath caught in my throat. It took all I had to push the button to let him into the building. I hung up the phone, as my heart started pounding in my chest. I felt bad hanging up, but he probably would have lost reception in the elevator anyway. Of all the things he could have said, he had to pick that one."
Author: Monica Alexander
17. "Take me to my new trailer," Ezra ordered Dennis.Dennis didn't move."What, did you not hear me?" Ezra raged. "I'm standing on your deaf ear?"Dennis just stood there calmly.Ezra slapped his own forehead with his right hand and sighed—civility didn't come easy. And here Dennis was standing his ground and demanding he be treated right."Please," Ezra said, defeated.Dennis turned away from Elton and walked confidently toward the new RV the U.S. government had brought in for Ezra."Some people and their inflated egos," Ezra sniffed.Dennis just smiled."
Author: Obert Skye
18. "Nigdy nie uwazal, ze „czyta" ksiazki. Jezyk byl w tym wypadku równie zdradziecki, jak u hazardzisty, który przechwala sie wygrana partia, tak jakby sila lub determinacja wydarl losowi zwyciestwo, gdy tymczasem szczesliwy rzut sztonami nie byl niczym wiecej, jak tylko udana próba wykorzystania chwili wlasnej bezradnosci. Otwarcie ksiazki zas wiazalo sie z ryzykiem zupelnie innej miary. Otwierajac ksiazke, nie tylko stawal sie bezradny, nie tylko oddawal iles tam zazdrosnie strzezonych uderzen serca wladajacemu piórem obcemu czlowiekowi, lecz pozwalal samego siebie napisac. Czymze jest bowiem lektura ksiegi, jesli nie ciaglym poddawaniem sie nieprzewidywalnym kaprysom duszy jej autora?"
Author: R. Scott Bakker
19. "There. You see? You're just figuring it out now, but I discovered a long time ago that the smarter you are, the more tempting it is to just let people imagine you. We move through each other's lives like ghosts, leaving behind haunting memories of people who never existed. The popular jock. The mysterious new girl. But we're the ones who choose, in the end, how people see us. And I'd rather be misremembered. Please, Ezra, misremember me."
Author: Robyn Schneider
20. "Ezra, the girl you're chasing after doesn't exist. I'm not some bohemian adventurer who takes you on treasure hunts and sends you secret messages. I'm this sad, lonely mess who studies too much and pushes people away and hides in her haunted house."
Author: Robyn Schneider
21. "Ezra clapped his hands. "all right," he said. "In addition to the books we're reading as a class, I want to do an extra side project on unreliable narrators." Devon Arliss raised her hand. "what does that mean?" Ezra strode around the room. "well, the narrator tells us the story in the book, right? But what if... the narrator isn't telling us the truth? Maybe he's telling us his skewed version of the story to get you on his side. Or to scare you. Or maybe he's crazy!"
Author: Sara Shepard
22. "I kind of have to go to the bathroom," Aria said woozily.Ezra smiled. "Can I come?"
Author: Sara Shepard
23. "Jack's face was now buried in his hands, his elbows still on his knees, and he hunched as he fisted his hair. "Ezra?" Evidence of his anguish to come was unmistakable in the catch of his voice.Ezra's was solid. "Yes?""Don't let me kill myself."
Author: Scarlett Dawn
24. "His in-laws, Erastus and Eloise Oppenheimer, lived in Ezra, Texas, a town tucked so deep in the woods of East Texas that time, civil rights, and wireless Internet couldn't find it."
Author: Sharon Bayliss
25. "Los to jedno z imion naszej bezradnosci"
Author: Wiesław Myśliwski

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