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1. "It was late in Ruana and Ray's visit when Samuelstarted talking about the gothic revival house that Lindseyand he had found along an overgrown section of Route 30. Ashe told Abigail about it in detail, describing how he hadrealized he wanted to propose to Lindsey and live there withher, Ray found himself asking, "Does it have a big hole inthe ceiling of the back room and cool windows above thefront door?" "Yes," Samuel said, as my father grew alarmed. "But itcan be fixed, Mr. Salmon. I'm sure of it." "Ruth's dad owns that," Ray said. Everyone was quiet for a moment and then Ray continued. "He took out a loan on his business to buy up oldplaces that aren't already slated for destruction. He wantsto restore them," Ray said. "My God," Samuel said. And I was gone.(Susie finnally giving up on earth and moving on)"
Author: Alice Sebold
2. "Excuse me, Abigail, but whose shift did she get away during?' Townsend asked with a glare.'Excuse me, Townsend, but who was supposed to booby-trap the doors?''I'm an agent of Her Majesty's Secret Service,' Townsend said, indignant. 'I do not do booby traps."
Author: Ally Carter
3. "During the nuit blanche I think: Henry, my love, I can love you better now that you cannot hurt me. I can love you more gaily. More loosely. I can endure space and distance and betrayals. Only the best, the best and the strongest. Henry, my love, the wanderer, the artist, the faithless one who has loved me so well. Believe me, nothing has changed in me toward you except my courage. I cannot walk with one love ever. My head is strong, my head, but to walk, to walk into love I need miracles, the miracles of excess, and white heat, and two-ness! Lie here, breathing into my hair, over my neck. No hurt will come from me. No criticalness, no judgment. I bear you in my womb."
Author: Anaïs Nin
4. "The life of a man is like a flower, blooming so gaily in a field. Then, along comes a goat, he eats it and the flower is gone!"
Author: Anton Chekhov
5. "He, too, stood looking at her for a moment--and it seemed to her that it was not a look of greeting after an absence, but the look of someone who had thought of her every day of that year. She could not be certain, it was only an instant, so brief that just as she caught it, he was turning to a point at the birch tree behind him saying the the tone of their childhood game: 'I'd wish you'd learn to run faster I'll always have to wait for you''Will you wait for me?' she asked gaily,He answered without smiling Always"
Author: Ayn Rand
6. "When the name of Gail Wynand became a threat in the publishing world, a group of newspaper owners took him aside-at a city charity affair which all had to attend-and reproached him for what they called hid debasement of the public taste."It is not my function" said Wynand, "to help people preserve a self-respect they haven't got. You give them what they profess to like in public, I give them what they really like. Honesty is the best policy, gentlemen, though not quite in the sense you were taught to belive"."
Author: Ayn Rand
7. "What's he so damn arrogant about? Just because he made that fortune himself? Does he have to be such a damn snob just because he came from Hell's Kitchen? It isn't other people's fault if they weren't lucky enough to be born in Hell's Kitchen to rise out of! Nobody understands what a terrible handicap it is to be born rich. Because people just take for granted that because you were born that way you'd just be no good if you weren't. What I mean is if I'd had Gail Wynand's breaks, I'd be twice as rich as he is by now and three times as famous. But he's so conceited he doesn't realize this at all!"
Author: Ayn Rand
8. "Stand here, he thought, and count the lighted windows of a city. You cannot do it. But behind each yellow rectangle that climbs, one over another, to the sky - under each bulb - down to there, see that spark over the river which is not a star? - there are people whom you will never see and who are your masters. At the supper tables, in the drawing rooms, in their beds and in their cellars, in their studies and in their bathrooms. Speeding in the subways under your feet. Crawling up in elevators through vertical cracks around you. Jolting past you in every bus. Your masters, Gail Wynand. There is a net - longer than the cables that coil through the walls of this city, larger than the mesh of pipes that carry water, gas and refuse - there is another hidden net around you; it is strapped to you, and the wires lead to every hand in the city. They jerked the wires and you moved. You were a ruler of men. You held a leash. A leash is only a rope with a noose at both ends."
Author: Ayn Rand
9. "Abigail stared suspiciously at Lesley. "Why are you wearing a mask?" she asked."Because my face fell off," said Lesley.Abigail considered this for a moment and then nodded. "Okay," she said."
Author: Ben Aaronovitch
10. "It had been a little over a year since the last murder; moreover it had been a year since I had run as quickly as legally possible from whom I had been. It had taken almost that long to become a legal adult, get the money straightened out and get my name changed. Who was Abigail? Who was Vera? I felt as though I was neither person. I felt like I wasn't a person at all anymore."
Author: Cassandra Giovanni
11. "Thoughts of Abigail filled her world. By all accounts she had bee a tall, thin, woman, whose eyes held a power beyond the black pools of er irises. Tall, thin, and dark, she, this Abigail, looked so much like the other that her father had named her the same She was more ghost than her mother, however, moving with the quality of light breathing though a house in which the only footprints in the dust were those of her dead mother. Even her laughter, at once wild and reigned in, was all Abigail."
Author: Chris Abani
12. "Gail had a baby named Ned who was four months old, and a new look of baffled hurt, a left-behind sadness, like she saw that the great world kept spinning onward and away while she'd overnight become glued to her spot."
Author: Daniel Woodrell
13. "The men signed of the cross of Christ go gaily in the dark."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
14. "I tried and failed. I tried again and again and succeeded.[Epitaph from Gail Borden's gravestone.]"
Author: Gail Borden
15. "As much as he loathed himself for it, he couldn't stop thinking about Abigail. If he hadn't met her, he might be married to someone else. Some nice woman who didn't throw dishes at him. He'd be asleep right now, lying on his side with her warm body snuggled up against his chest, and their children--yes, he was quite sure there would have been two or three of them--would be sound asleep in the next room dreaming of sugarplums or whatever kids dreamed about. If he hadn't met Abigail, he certainly wouldn't be stuffed like a slab of meat in the back of a car with his own executioners."
Author: J.S. Bailey
16. "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
17. "You're drunk.""That's right I am. I'm fifty-three and I'm as wild as a Welshman with a leek up his arse. Fifty-three. Old slag Gail. What right has she to poke her nose into your shining armour? That's what you're thinking isn't it honey?"
Author: Jeanette Winterson
18. "Gaily, if you can't demonstrate the ability to keep her alive, then I will take over her care and get you a dog instead." - Newt"
Author: Kim Harrison
19. "To be sure I was!' Humpty Dumpty said gaily, as she turned it round forhim. 'I thought it looked a little queer. As I was saying, that SEEMSto be done right--though I haven't time to look it over thoroughly justnow--and that shows that there are three hundred and sixty-four dayswhen you might get un-birthday presents--'Certainly,' said Alice.And only ONE for birthday presents, you know. There's glory for you!'I don't know what you mean by "glory,"' Alice said.Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. 'Of course you don't--till I tellyou. I meant "there's a nice knock-down argument for you!"'But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument,"' Alice objected.When _I_ use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'itmeans just what I choose it to mean--neither more nor less.'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you CAN make words mean so manydifferent things.'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master--that'sall."
Author: Lewis Carroll
20. "Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, at high speed, her eyes fixed on the road, Abigail asked, a little loudly above the hum, 'Do you think that neurosis is when you lie to yourself so much that other people start to notice?' Christopher, who'd been looking through the blurred bridge railing down to the boats on the bay, turned and responded, 'I think it's when your past is like a floor set on water and it won't right itself, so you're shifting your weight and contorting yourself in ways that only make sense to you because no one else can see how you're trying to balance yourself, how you're trying just to stand."
Author: Lindsay Hill
21. "As we passed under a streetlamp I noticed, beside my own bobbing shadow, another great, leaping grotesquerie that had an uncanny suggestion of the frog world about it . . . judging from the shadow, it was soaring higher and more gaily than myself.'Very well,' you will say, 'Why didn't you turn around. That would be the scientific thing to do.'But let me tell you it is not done ? not on an empty road at midnight."
Author: Loren Eiseley
22. "Wherever in life it may be, whether amongst its tough, coarsely poor, and untidily moldering mean ranks, or its monotonously cold and boringly tidy upper classes, a man will at least once meet with a phenomenon which is unlike anything he has happened to see before, which for once at least awakens in him a feeling unlike those he is fated to feel all his life. Wherever, across whatever sorrow sour life is woven of, a resplendent joy will gaily race by, just as a splendid carriage with golden harness, picture-book horses, and a shining brilliance of glass sometimes suddenly and unexpectedly goes speeding by some poor, forsaken hamlet that has never seen anything but a country cart, and for a long time the muzhiks stand gaping open-mouthed, not putting their hats back on, though the wondrous carriage has long since sped away and vanished from sight."
Author: Nikolai Gogol
23. "Writing without revising is the literary equivalent of waltzing gaily out of the house in your underwear."
Author: Patricia Fuller
24. "Patience, Abigail. Patience."Abigail snorted. "Patience, right. I am known for having a great handle on the Fruits of the Spirit.""Interesting. I don't recall manipulation being a Biblical virtue."
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
25. "Today You Soar"Like the grand eagle, you spread your wingsAnd put forth the effort to do great things.Looking skyward you dared to challenge the wind,Harnessing power to help you ascend.With an eye on the goal, fixed in flight,You climbed to an impressive height.Undaunted by gusts and unkind gails,You never gave up and would not fail.So now you've reached where few even tryAs the eagle high in a glorious sky.Not superior, but grand.Not proud, but sure.Not a cub, wolf, or bear but an eagle pure.Today you soar."
Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
26. "I won't remain in a marriage where you refuse to trust me, to take some chances for my sake.Abigail Mercer"
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
27. "Bet kai jis grieždavo violoncele, o violoncele budavo liesa ir nusiminusi kaip vieniša raudona karve rudens pievoje, Muzikantas pradedavo raudonuoti. Ir taip išrausdavo, kad iš tolo atrode, tarsi didžiulis graudus pomidoras sedi scenoje ir stryku brauko sau skersai pilvo. Ir kai visi jau pradedavo jo gailetis ir gailetis vienišos liudnos karves didžiules pievos viduryje, staiga jis atmerkdavo savo oranžine aki, ir žmones pamatydavo, kaip ten, apanus ruko, anapus upes, pateko saule, nušviecia žole smaragdo šviesa ir pavercia liudnaja karve ugningu eržilu. Eržilas lekia prie upes, ir neimanoma suprasti - ar dunda jo kanopos, ar plaka klausytoju širdys..."
Author: Sergey Kozlov
28. "You should have heard the old men cryYou should have heard the biddiesWhen that sad stranger rasied his fluteAnd piped away the kiddies.Katy, Tommy, Meg, and BobFollowed skipping gaileyRed-haired Ruth, my brother Ron,And little crippled BaileyJon and Nils and Cousin Claire Dancin', spinnin', turnin''Cross the hills to god knows where-They never came returnin'.'Cross the hills to god know whereThe piper pranced a leadin'.Each child in Hamlin town but me And I stayed home unheedin'.My papa says that I was blest For if that music fond meI'd be witch-cast like all the rest.This town grows old around me.I cannot say I did not hearThat sound so hauntin' hollow.I heard, I heard, I heard it clear...I was afraid to follow."
Author: Shel Silverstein
29. "All right." He straightened up and seemed to be true to his promise to let it go. "I will be a man about this."That lasted until he saw the scratches on the hood from the mountain lion and the front fender, Where Abigail had dragged it off the driveway.Wailing, he went to it and sank to his knees. He sprawled over the hood and laid his head on the damaged fender. "I'm so sorry, Bets. I should of hidden the keys. Booted your tires. Something. I had know idea anyone would hurt you so, baby. I swear I'll never let anyone hurt you again. Ayyy, how could they do this to you? How? Oh the humanity!"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
30. "Now what other evil powers do you have that I should know about?" – Abigail "I can roll my tongue." – Sundown"I'm serious, Jess." – Abigail"So am I. Not everyone can do it. It's a genetic thing, you know." – Sundown"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
31. "Didn't I tell you to stay out of my thoughts?' – Abigail‘You can beat me later. Just do it naked.' – Sundown"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
32. "Step aside, boys. I have the evil powers for this." – Abigail"My lady got mad skills." – Sundown"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
33. "Don't be stupid, Jess." – Abigail"Brains don't exactly run in my family. Suicidal lunacy, on the other hand…" – Sundown"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
34. "You must be Andy." – Abigail "Yeah, and if you hurt Jess, so help me, I will hunt you down to the farthest corner of hell and make you wish to God you'd never breathed air." – Andy"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
35. "Why would I lie?" – Andy"It could be pathological." – Abigail"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
36. "You're a genius!" – Abigail"Ah now, don't be going on like that. I might actually think you like me, and where would we be then?" – Sundown"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
37. "Marry me, Abigail, and I swear this time, curse or no curse, I will make it to that damned altar. Even if I drag the devil with me to be there on time." – Sundown"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
38. "Some fool beheaded him around one A.M." – Zarek"Are you talking about the Native American Dark-Hunter stationed here?" – Abigail"Say you didn't." – Sundown "Kill him? Fine. I didn't…but I did." – Abigail"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
39. "Psst!"(Sasha turned around in a circle, looking for the source of the sound. Jess arched a brow at Abigail.) "I didn't do it." – Abigail(They looked at Sasha.) "What? Some freak noise gets made, and you blame the dog? That ain't right. Next thing you know, I'll get blamed for gas attacks, too." – Sasha"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
40. "What are you people talking about?" – Abigail "Nothing important. Just the end of the world as we know it, and for the record, I don't feel fine. Neither will you when it all comes slamming down on your head." – Zarek"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
41. "You greet everyone this way?" – Abigail "No. I'm usually very nice. But you…you have no idea how much effort it's taking for me to kill you where you stand." – Andy"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
42. "What is that?" – Abigail "Wasps…A shitload of them." – Sasha"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
43. "So beautiful." – Coyote‘Ew…where's my Perv Be Gone?' – Abigail"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
44. "What happened?" – Abigail"What always happens when preternatural powers are unleashed or go to war, and no one cares about the collateral damage during the battle. I lost my entire family in the blink of an eye. Buy hey, I saved a lot of money on not having to buy Christmas cards." – Sasha"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
45. "Kelkis iš savo apsnudusio gyvenimo, eik ir žiurek...Jeigu taip butu paprasta. Kita vertus, gal tai ir yra paprasta, bet taip mažai kas iš musu sulaukia angelo, kuris atidarytu vienutes, vienatves kalejimo, duris, visiško atsainumo, svetimumo šiam pasauliui, duris ir ištiestu ranka - kelkis, seni, maunam iš cia. Kiek baimiu mus sergsti musu neryžtingumo, abejoniu urvuose...Kelkis, šunsnuki, kol ne velu, paskui gailesiesi, bet niekam tas tavo gailestis nebus reikalingas, net tau paciam."
Author: Sigitas Parulskis
46. "The very next day, we were told that Abigail had had a massive stroke. She was alive, but the woman we had known had vanished. She did not know where she was or who she was. The alarm clock had gone off. The very old languish and die. We know that, buy the very old know it far better than the rest of us. They live in a world of continual loss and this, as my mother had said, is bitter. [p. 172]"
Author: Siri Hustvedt
47. "My mind may be in gutter, Abigail, but at least I'm looking at an angel!"
Author: Tom Conrad
48. "Perhaps thee will best understand what Abigail is like if I tell thee that when she quilts she prefers to stitch in the ditch, hiding her poor stitches in the seams between the blocks."
Author: Tracy Chevalier
49. "The four walls of the living redoubt had fallen, hardly could a quivering be detected here and there among the corpses; and thus the French legions, grander than the Roman legions, expired at Mont-Saint-Jean on ground soaked in rain and blood, in the somber wheatfields, at the spot where today at four in the morning, whistling, and gaily whipping up his horse, Joseph drives by with the mail from Nivelles."
Author: Victor Hugo
50. "I'd even had business cards made up reading, ABIGAIL COOPER, P.I. with teeny-weeny little letters underneath in parentheses spelling out PSYCHIC INTUITIVE. Most people think I'm trying to be clever. The truth is, I'm a chickenshit."
Author: Victoria Laurie

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