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1. "La gente si accorge solo di quando te ne vai; se resti non se ne accorgono. E' come quando si sente davvero un ronzio continuo solo dopo che ha smesso."
Author: Aimee Bender
2. "There wasn't a man alive in Pern who hadn't secretly cherished the notion that he might be able to Impress a dragon. That he could be linked for life to the love and sustaining admiration of these gentle great beasts. That he could transverse Pern in a twinkling, astride his dragon. That he would never suffer the loneliness that was the condition of most men - a dragonrider always had his dragon."
Author: Anne McCaffrey
3. "Unless one is a genius, it is best to aim at being intelligible."
Author: Anthony Hope
4. "There were, however, a few exceptions.One was Norma Dodsworth, the poet, who had not unpleasantly drunk but had been sensible enough to pass out before any violent action proved necessary. He had been deposited, not very gently, on the lawn, where it was hoped that a hyena would give him a rude awakening. For all practical purposes he could, therefore, be regarded as absent."
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
5. "Maybe I just have everything backwards. Maybe it's a problem of perspective. In this Post-Modern Age perhaps it is the digital experiences we ought to cheer as "genuine " and not those troublesome and inconvenient analog ones.Looking at it all fucking backwards."
Author: Caitlín R. Kiernan
6. "Da taeuscht du dich. Hier liegen die Erinnerungen Hunderter von Menschen, ihre Leben, Gefühle, Illusionen, ihre Abwesenheit, die Traeume, die sie nie verwirklichen konnten, die Enttaeuschungen, Irrtuemer und unerwiderten Lieben, die ihnen das Leben vergiftet haben. All das ist hier - auf immer festgehalten." Ich schaute sie neugierig und ein wenig befangen an, ich wusste nicht genau, wovon sie eigentlich sprach. Für sie war es jedenfalls wichtig. "Man kann vom Leben nichts verstehen, solange man den Tod nicht versteht", sagte sie."
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
7. "She should be grateful. Without Vivian she'd be sliding down a dark path toward nowhere good . But it kind of feels nice to nurture her resentment, to foster it. It's something she can savor and control, this feeling of having been wronged by the world. That she has fulfilled her role as a thieving member of the underclass, now indentured to this genteel midwestern white lady, is too perfect for words."
Author: Christina Baker Kline
8. "Truth is in our blood. It is the essennce of our being. It is the best part of us, the core of what makes us human. It is our soul, our fundamental genetic beauty, and our spirit. We were created perfect, and despite the inevitability that we loose some of that perfection when we mature and develop in the midst of others who are wounded, we always retain the capacity to become perfect once again. The soul may be buried deeply, but as long as our hearts beat there remains hope."
Author: Daniel Mackler
9. "But eventually it's a question of access: Getting access to fields is on top of the oil companies' agenda. We see a substantial build-up of supply occurring over the coming years."
Author: Daniel Yergin
10. "When today's generation reads Jack's books or they listen to the music created by some of us, I believe that they see there is a different way of approaching today's life and today's sometimes seeming hopelessness that can provide answers."
Author: David Amram
11. "Probably" is a word with an emergency ejector seat."
Author: David Mitchell
12. "I have a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders."
Author: Ezra Miller
13. "Love, he told himself, was open to interpretation like any other abstract indulgence but followed the same principles everywhere, irrespective of everything else. One, either won or lost in love, there was no bridge in between, and he decided he had lost, lost to himself, if not to her."
Author: Faraaz Kazi
14. "Mosca and Saracen shared, if not a friendship, at least the solidarity of the generally despised. Mosca assumed that Saracen had his reasons for his persecution of terriers and his possessive love of the malthouse roof. In turn, when Mosca had interrupted Saracen's self-important nightly patrol and scooped him up, Saracen had assumed that she too had her reasons."
Author: Frances Hardinge
15. "I requested the gentlemen to put on their hats, and the ladies their shawls, to avoid catching cold, and then had the windows widely opened. This proceeding caused some astonishment and alarm at first; for the Americans generally have a dread of cold air."
Author: George Combe
16. "I do see myself as the heir to a vast, great, rich culture of painting - of art in general - which we have lost, but which places obligations on us."
Author: Gerhard Richter
17. "The European Borders Agency in Warsaw has been created to help border forces in Europe cooperate more."
Author: Gijs De Vries
18. "He liked however the open shutters; he opened everywhere those Mrs. Muldoon had closed, closing them as carefully afterwards, so that she shouldn't notice: he liked--oh this he did like, and above all in the upper rooms!--the sense of the hard silver of the autumn stars through the window-panes, and scarcely less the flare of the street-lamps below, the white electric lustre which it would have taken curtains to keep out. This was human actual social; this was of the world he had lived in, and he was more at his ease certainly for the countenance, coldly general and impersonal, that all the while and in spite of his detachment it seemed to give him."
Author: Henry James
19. "Great men die and are forgotten,Wise men speak; their words of wisdomPerish in the ears that hear them,Do not reach the generationsThat, as yet unborn, are waitingIn the great, mysterious darknessOf the speechless days that shall be!"
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
20. "Het is al met al niet zo dat het slecht met mij gaat. Het is eerder dat ik een hele tijd zo moe werd van alles, dat je het gewoon niet meer aan kunt horen, het ongeneeslijke geouwehoer van al die types die je met zo'n veel te eerlijk gezicht staan te vertellen wat het beste voor je is."
Author: Herman Koch
21. "It is magnificent. At the moment of impact, the king's eyes are open, his body braced for the atteint; he takes the blow perfectly, its force absorbed by a body securely armoured, moving in the right direction, moving at the right speed. His colour does not alter. His voice does not shake."Healthy?" he says. "Then I thank God for his favour to us. As I thank you, my lords, for this comfortable intelligence."He thinks, Henry has been rehearsing. I suppose we all have.The king walks away towards his own rooms. Says over his shoulder, "Call her Elizabeth. Cancel the jousts."
Author: Hilary Mantel
22. "Tu piensas en palabras,para ti el lenguaje es un hilo inagotable que tejes como si la vida se hiciera al contarla. Yo pienso en imágenes congeladas en una fotografía."
Author: Isabel Allende
23. "God...made childhood joyous, full of life, bubbling over with laughter, playful, bright and sunny. We should put into their childhood days just as much sunshine and gladness, just as much cheerful pleasure as possible. Pour in the sunshine about them in youth. Let them be happy, encourage all innocent joy, provide pleasant games for them, romp and play with them; be a child again among them. Then God's blessing will come upon your home, and your children will grow up sunny-hearted, gentle, affectionate, joyous themselves and joy-bearers to the world."
Author: J.R. Miller
24. "As I, my real self, grew older, I entered more and more into the substance of my dreams. One may dream, and even in the midst of the dream be aware that he is dreaming, and if the dream be bad, comfort himself with the thought that it is only a dream. This is a common experience with all of us. And so it was that I, the modern, often entered into my dreaming, and in the consequent strange dual personality was both actor and spectator. And right often have I, the modern, been perturbed and vexed by the foolishness, illogic, obtuseness, and general all-round stupendous stupidity of myself, the primitive."
Author: Jack London
25. "Over the next generation or two, ever larger numbers of people, hundreds of millions, will become immersed in virtual worlds and online games. While we are playing, things we used to do on the outside, in "reality," won't be happening anymore, or won't be happening in the same way. You can't pull millions of person-hours out of a society without creating an atmospheric-level event."
Author: Jane McGonigal
26. "We will not speak of separation / While the frail hours grow less. / Nothing shall mar the brief perfection / Of our togetherness.Walk gently through the fragile hours, / Speak softly lest they shatter. / If we can keep this day intact, / Tomorrow will not matter."
Author: Jane Merchant
27. "Realizing the emptiness of a "spirituality" -- and of a "spiritual" nurture -- that remains in the clouds need not bring us or our children to a dead end. It is a turning point. Now we can begin to deepen our awareness of the genuine spirituality of life's humblest moments."
Author: Jean Grasso Fitzpatrick
28. "People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius."
Author: Jerry Lewis
29. "Nothing in modern attitudes is believed more to signify exceptional intelligence than association with large pools of money. Only immediate experience with those so situated denies the myth."
Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
30. "Ashe was typical of that strata of mankind which conducts its human relationships according to a principle of challenge and response. Where there was softness, he would advance; where he found resistance, retreat. Having himself no particular opinions or tastes he relied upon whatever conformed with those of his companion. He was as ready to drink tea at Fortnum's as beer at the Prospect of Whitby; he would listen to military music in St. James's Park or jazz in Compton Street cellar; his voice would tremble with sympathy when he spoke of Sharpeville, or with indignation at the growth of Britain's colored population. To Leamas this observably passive role was repellent; it brought out the bully in him, so that he would lead the other gently into a position where he was committed, and then himself withdraw, so that Ashe was constantly scampering back from some cul-de-sac into which Leamas had enticed him."
Author: John Le Carré
31. "Jokes are a lot about meaning. I think if we understand what jokes mean and why they work, we'd understand everything else. Genuinely I do."
Author: John Lloyd
32. "I felt suddenly that 'this sort of thing' would kill me. The definition of the cause was vague, but the thought itself was no mere morbid artificiality of sentiment but a genuine conviction. 'That sort of thing' was what I would have to die from. It wouldn't be from the innumerable doubts. Any sort of certitude would be also deadly. It wouldn't be from a stab—a kiss would kill me as surely. It would not be from a frown or from any particular word or any particular act—but from having to bear them all, together and in succession—from having to live with 'that sort of thing.' About the time I finished with my neck-tie I had done with life too."
Author: Joseph Conrad
33. "She considers for a minute before saying, "J'aurais dû être plus gentille—I should have been more kind. That is something a person will never regret. You will never say to yourself when you are old, Ah, I wish I was not good to that person. You will never think that."
Author: Khaled Hosseini
34. "Before Luce could reply, a skinny, dark haired girl appeared in from of her, wagging her long fingers in Luce's face."Ooooooh," the girl taunted in a ghost-story-telling voice, dancing around Luce in a circle. "The reds are watching youuuu.""Get out of here, Arriane, before I have you lobotimized," the attendant said, though it was clear from her first brief but genuine smile that she had some coarse affection for that crazy girl.It was also clear that Arriane did not reciprocate the love. She mimed a jerking-off motion at the attendant, then stared at Luce, daring her to be offended."
Author: Lauren Kate
35. "I've never heard that the sexual act requires any particular intelligence. From what I've observed, many stupid people are easily able to produce children."
Author: Lisa Kleypas
36. "On feeling guilty about lack of 'productivity':"In a time of infirmity, the illness IS one's work. Taking care of all the disciplines that our health problems require IS the other part of the small daily fidelity to which we are called, beside the faithfulness of being attentive to God. We can be well simply by our diligence in being who we are at the moment."--Marva Dawn, Being Well When We're Ill pg 137"
Author: Marva J. Dawn
37. "–El recuerdo de ese beso sigue tan vívido que es como si lo estuvieseviviendo ahora mismo. Como si se regenerase a cada segundo.–Porque piensa en él todo el tiempo, es usted quien lo mantiene vivo."
Author: Mathias Malzieu
38. "A parent can seem very kind and gentle, but as any child knows, as soon as that parent gets stressed, they can suddenly turn and get a bit angry."
Author: Michael Sheen
39. "I have learned never to underestimate the capacity of the human mind and body to regenerate -- even when prospects seem most wretched. The life force may be the least understood force on earth." Norman Cousins (in his; Anatomy of an Illness)"
Author: Norman Cousins
40. "L'intelligence est, par sa nature, une sorte d'hypertrophie ; elle détruit fatalement l'harmonie d'un visage. Dès qu'une personne se met à penser, elle devient tout nez, tout front, ou je ne sais quoi d'horrible. Regardez les hommes éminents dans n'importe quelle branche du savoir. Ils sont tous parfaitement hideux. Excepté, bien entendu, les gens d'Église. Mais c'est que les gens d'Église ne pensent point. Un évèque répète, à quatre-vingts ans, les paroles qu'il a apprises quand il en avait vingt ; la conséquence naturelle en est qu'il conserve toujours un aspect absolument délicieux."
Author: Oscar Wilde
41. "Because of that she had never had enough energy to be herself, a person who, like everyone else in the world, needed other people in order to be happy. But other people were so difficult. They reacted in unpredictable ways, they surrounded themselves with defensive walls, they behaved just as she did, pretending they didn't care about anything. When someone more open to life appeared, they either rejected them outright or made them suffer, consigning them to being inferior, ingenuous."
Author: Paulo Coelho
42. "If you cannot say what you mean, your majesty, you will never mean what you say and a gentleman should always mean what he says."
Author: Reginald Fleming 'R.J.' Johnston The Last Emperor
43. "The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people."
Author: Richard J. Foster
44. "However, it required some years before the scientific community in general accepted that flexibility and disorder are very relevant molecular properties also in other systems."
Author: Robert Huber
45. "People write books for children and other people write about the books written for children but I don't think it's for the children at all. I that all the people who worry so much about the children are really worrying about themselves, about keeping their world together and getting the children to help them do it, getting the children to agree that it is indeed a world. Each new generation of children has to be told: 'This is a world, this is what one does, one lives like this.' Maybe our constant fear is that a generation of children will come along and say: 'This is not a world, this is nothing, there's no way to live at all."
Author: Russell Hoban
46. "Feminism's agenda is basic: It asks that women not be forced to choose between public justice and private happiness."
Author: Susan Faludi
47. "But the Jews will also be believers, so you can say that all the saints, both gentiles and Jews, will go into the millennial kingdom and populate the earth."
Author: Tim LaHaye
48. "SAIORSEFrom Saiorse, a name of Irish origin,Meaning 'freedom'Faces problems head onAdmired for its originality, dedicated to worthy causesA kind and generous fridgeIt always stands firm for its principlesIt does not have to get its own way alwaysOthers think it is an extremely clever fridgeFrom Matt Molloys PubMay 20th 1997"
Author: Tony Hawks
49. "I know no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution."
Author: Ulysses S. Grant
50. "Commonsense has trampled down many a gentle genius whose eyes had delighted in a too early moonbeam of some too early truth; commonsense has back-kicked dirt at the loveliest of queer paintings because a blue tree seemed madness to its well-meaning hoof; commonsense has prompted ugly but strong nations to crush their fair but frail neighbors the moment a gap in history offered a chance that it would have been ridiculous not to exploit."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov

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