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1. "Ocean: A body of water occupying two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills."
Author: Ambrose Bierce
2. "If love wants you; if you've been melted down to stars, you will love with lungs and gills; with feathers and scales; with warm blood and cold."
Author: Anne Michaels
3. "You're hurting me," she whimpered, unable to enjoy the moment as the harrowing pain from her spanking was too intense. "This is not about you, Skylar Jeannine. It is about my claim to you," Tralec announced through gritted teeth as his gills began to flush and his organ grew painfully tight inside of her ass. "I am claiming you as mine forever. Accept me!" he demanded, flooding her with a massive river of his juices."
Author: Breanna Hayse
4. "Let me love you, girl who came from the sea. Let us swim to the bottom of the ocean where we can be anything and where no one can find us. We will grow gills and breathe salt water. We will sprout fins and scales and make our home in underground caves. Or else will drown there. But either way, i will be happy"
Author: Carolee Dean
5. "To love life, to love it evenwhen you have no stomach for itand everything you've held dearcrumbles like burnt paper in your hands,your throat filled with the silt of it.When grief sits with you, its tropical heatthickening the air, heavy as watermore fit for gills than lungs;when grief weights you like your own fleshonly more of it, an obesity of grief,you think, How can a body withstand this?Then you hold life like a facebetween your palms, a plain face,no charming smile, no violet eyes,and you say, yes, I will take youI will love you, again."
Author: Ellen Bass
6. "I wondered if Kate would harden as my mother had when she was young and her own mother died. Some people exist quite well in injury. It's like having gills to breathe underwater. Some people are clever about not drawing others into their affliction. You could hardly tell by looking at my mother that she was a stranger to providence."
Author: Hilary Thayer Hamann
7. "Writers fish for the right words like fishermen fish for, um, whatever those aquatic creatures with fins and gills are called."
Author: Jarod Kintz
8. "Perhaps swimming was dancing under the water, he thought. To swim under lily pads seeing their green slender stalks wavering as you passed, to swim under upraised logs past schools of sunfish and bluegills, to swim through reed beds past wriggling water snakes and miniature turtles, to swim in small lakes, big lakes, Lake Michigan, to swim in small farm ponds, creeks, rivers, giant rivers where one was swept along easefully by the current, to swim naked alone at night when you were nineteen and so alone you felt like you were choking every waking moment, having left home for reasons more hormonal than rational; reasons having to do with the abstraction of the future and one's questionable place in the world of the future, an absurdity not the less harsh for being so widespread."
Author: Jim Harrison
9. "Depression was a successful adaptation to ceaseless pain and hardship [...] feeling bad all the time and expecting the worst had been natural ways of equilibrating themselves with the lousiness of their circumstances. Few things gratified depressives, after all, more than really bad news [...] Grim situations were Katz's niche the way murky water was a carp's [...] he might well have started making music again, had it not been for the accident of success. He flopped around on the ground, heavily carplike, his psychic gills straining futilely to extract dark sustenance from an atmosphere of approval and plenitude."
Author: Jonathan Franzen
10. "Human?' The girl cocked her head the other way. I caught a glimpse of pink gills under her chin. 'My sisters told me stories of humans. They said they sometimes sing to them to lure them underwater.' She grinned, showing off her sharp needle-teeth. 'I've been practicing. Want to hear?"
Author: Julie Kagawa
11. "The mangrove killfish, lives in South American and southern US coastal swamps that can either dry up or become so toxic that the fish has to find refuge in the mud or by flipping and jumping across land. Amazingly, its skin and gills change so the killfish can breathe air and survive out of the water for as long as ten weeks."
Author: Karen Shanor
12. "Underwater, bubbles erupted before my eyes as a swift hand snatched my arm and pulled me to the surface. I gasped for air, coughing and gagging at the amount of water I sucked into my lungs by pure shock. What was up with me and breathing in water? I needed to grow some gills or something."
Author: Laura Kreitzer
13. "Our Sheffield and London homes are worth well over a million but the bank owns most of them - we are mortgaged up to the gills."
Author: Nick Clegg
14. "Of course they don't function as gills, but five-week human embryos can be regarded as little pink fishes, with gills."
Author: Richard Dawkins
15. "And don't look for anything out of the law around here," she said. "The Cowgills and the Leapers is kin to the sheriff. No justice in these parts. It's every man for hisself.""But as the saying goes, if you can't get justice," Mrs. Dowdel remarked, "get even."
Author: Richard Peck
16. "If I were a man with gills, I would be a fish!"
Author: Ryan Stiles
17. "Sound doesn't carry as well through gills. You have to use a different level of your vocal chords." I point to the spot just above his Adam's apple. "Higher."He just stares at me, looking confused——but breathing like he was born to it."Pretend you're talking like a girl."No way, he mouths, shaking his head.Stupid male ego."
Author: Tera Lynn Childs

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