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1. "The question I asked Georges has now become a general one - You, who thought you were superfluous, who thought there was no place for you in society, not only are you not superfluous, you are needed and so those who were beggars become givers."
Author: Abbe Pierre
2. "The law is too important to be left to the lawyers, to paraphrase Georges Clemenceau about war and generals. We laymen know too little about our Constitution and think too superficially about its influence on the qualities of American life. Civic duty requires more."
Author: David K. Shipler
3. "The art teacher's scarlet book was called Story of the Eye by Georges Bataille. 'As the title suggests,' Mr Dunwoody saw the book'd caught my attention, 'it's about the history of opticians. What are you about?"
Author: David Mitchell
4. "A pity to survive night flights over St. Georges Channel only to crack my skull falling from a ladder."
Author: Eoin Colfer
5. "In 1857, Bizet departed for Rome and spent three years there. He studied the landscape, the culture, Italian literature and art. Musically he studied the scores of the great masters. At the end of the first year he was asked to submit a religious work as his required composition. As a self-described atheist, Bizet felt uneasy and hypocritical writing a religious piece. Instead, he submitted a comic opera. Publicly, the committee accepted, acknowledging his musical talent. Privately, the committee conveyed their displeasure. Thus, early in his career, Bizet displayed an independent spirit that would be reflected in innovative ideas in his opera composition.[The Pearl Fishers - Georges Bizet, Virginia Opera]"
Author: Georges Bizet
6. "The cops watched me and the Georges and the other foreigners who worked the streets, and they knew exactly what we were doing. They reasoned, truly enough, that we caused no violent harm, and we were good for business in the black market that brought them bribes and other benefits. They took their cut from the drug and currency dealers. They left us alone. They left me alone."
Author: Gregory David Roberts
7. "Ea î?i dorea un fiu;ar fi trebuit sa fie voinic ?i brunet;îi va spune Georges;idea de a avea un baiat era ca o speran?a a razbunarii împotriva tuturor neputin?elor trecute.Cel pu?in,un barbat e liber;el poate trai pasiunile ?i strabate ?arile,poate trece peste obstacole,poate gusta cele mai îndepartate bucurii.În schimb,unei femei i se impun tot felul de piedici.Inerta ?i flexibila în acela?i timp,are împotriva ei slabiciunea trupului ?i obliga?iile legii.Voin?a ei,la fel ca voalata palariei,prinsa cu o panglica,tremura la orice adiere;exista mereu o dorin?a care o atrage,mereu o regula care o împiedica."
Author: Gustave Flaubert
8. "Pourquoi souffrons-nous ainsi ? demande le vieux poète Norbert de Varenne à Georges Duroy. C'est que nous étions nés sans doute pour vivre d'avantage selon la matière et moins selon l'esprit ; mais, à force de penser, une disproportion s'est faite entre l'état de notre intelligence agrandie et les conditions immuables de notre vie."
Author: Guy De Maupassant
9. "Fabre looked up, his mobile face composed. "Good-bye," he said. "Georges-Jacques--study law. Law is a weapon."
Author: Hilary Mantel
10. "I think back to those days after the Bastille fell, the Mercure Nationale run from the back of the shop, that little Louise sticking her well-bred nose in the air and flouncing off to bawl out their printer—and you know, he was a good lad, François. I'd say, ‘Go and do this, this, this, go and tie some bricks to your boots and jump in the Seine,' and he‘d"— Danton touched an imaginary forelock—‘right away, Georges-Jacques, and do you need any shopping while I'm out?' Jesus, what a way to end up. When you see him, tell him I'd be obliged if he forgets he knows me."
Author: Hilary Mantel
11. "Georges told me he would be back, and I have no reason to disbelieve him—but perhaps you'd like to sit down here and write him a letter? Tell him you can't manage the thing without him, which is true. Tell him Robespierre says he can't get along without him. And when you're done, you might go and find Robespierre and ask him to call. He is such a steadying influence when Camille is killing himself."
Author: Hilary Mantel
12. "I went back to the door of Georges's study and pushed it open. He and Camille were sitting at either side of the empty fireplace, not speaking, just staring into each other's faces."Am I interrupting you?""No," Camille said, "we were just staring into each other's faces. I hope you weren't discomfitted by what you heard when you were listening at the door just now?"
Author: Hilary Mantel
13. "All the great chefs I know - Thomas Keller, Jean-Georges Vongerichten - they are technicians first."
Author: Jacques Pepin
14. "Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers's Centre Georges Pompidou of 1971-1977 - the true prototype of the modern museum as popular architectural spectacle - wound up costing so much more than planned that the French government solved the shortfall by cutting support for several regional museums."
Author: Martin Filler
15. "Mike's statement that he wanted to get up early and have a ride had been received by Psmith, with whom early rising was not a hobby, with honest amazement and a flood of advice and warning on the subject."One of the Georges," said Psmith, "I forget which, once said that a certain number of hours' sleep a day—I cannot recall for the moment how many—made a man something, which for the time being has slipped my memory. However, there you are. I've given you the main idea of the thing; and a German doctor says that early rising causes insanity. Still, if you're bent on it…."
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
16. "I think both Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva are establishing legacies just by how long they've maintained their championship runs. I think both of them still have a lot left in their careers."
Author: Randy Couture
17. "I respect Georges St. Pierre as a businessman and an athlete. I don't have anything against him personally. But he's not the kind of fighter I like watching."
Author: Ronda Rousey
18. "We lose things.And then we choose things.And there are Louis'sAnd there are Georges-Well, Louis'sAnd George."
Author: Stephen Sondheim
19. "Warp threads are thicker than the weft, and made of a coarser wool as well. I think of them as like wives. Their work is not obvious - all you can see are the ridges they make under the colorful weft threads. But if they weren't there, there would be no tapestry. Georges would unravel without me."
Author: Tracy Chevalier

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