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1. "Every second a million petitions wing past the ear of God. Let it be door number two. Get Janet through this. Make Mom fall in love again, make the pain go away, make this key fit. If I fish this cove, plant this field, step into this darkness, give me the strength to see it through. Help my marriage, my sister, me. What will this fund be worth in thirteen days? In thirteen years? Will I be around in thirteen years? And the most unanswerable of unanswerables: Don't let me die. And: What will happen afterward? Chandeliers and choirs? Flocks of souls like starlings harrying across the sky? Eternity; life again as bacteria, or as sunflowers, or as a leatherback turtle; suffocating blackness; cessation of all cellular function."
Author: Anthony Doerr
2. "Okay. Scrabble, donuts, flowers, corndogs, pre-pubescent British wizards and indie music. Am I missing anything important?"She's still blushing and it's like the heat in her face is trapping all the words inside of her. "What is it?" I ask, an involuntary grin tugging on my mouth. I love it when she blushes like this.Amy sighs, looks up toward the chandelier, "You, Cole. I like you."
Author: Autumn Doughton
3. "I decorated my house like a medieval gothic castle, European-style. Chandeliers and red velvet curtains. My bedroom is pink and black, my bathroom is totally Hello Kitty, I have a massive pink couch and a big antique gold cross."
Author: Avril Lavigne
4. "Natürlich muss die Wahrheit im Kampf mit der Unwahrheit geschrieben werden und sie darf nicht etwas Allgemeines, Hohes, Vieldeutiges sein. Von dieser allgemeinen, hohen, vieldeutigen Art ist ja gerade die Unwahrheit. Wenn von einem gesagt wird, er hat die Wahrheit gesagt, so haben zunächst einige oder viele oder einer etwas anderes gesagt, eine Lüge oder etwas Allgemeines, aber er hat die Wahrheit gesagt, etwas Praktisches, Tatsächliches, Unleugbares, das, um was es sich handelte."
Author: Bertolt Brecht
5. "Film and TV V.I.P, seeker of the peace, part time chandelier cleaner, a legend in his own time, oppressor of champions, soldier of fortune, world traveller, bonvivant, all round good guy, international lover, casual hero, philosopher, wars fought, bears wrestled, equations solved, virgins enlightened, revolutions quelled, tigers castrated, orgies organised, bars quaffed dry, governments run, test rockets flown, life president of the Liquidarian Society of Great Britain and Ireland."
Author: Billy Connolly
6. "Take a Nicodemus and put a Joseph Smith's spirit in him, and what do you have? Take a Da Vinci or a Michelangelo or a Shakespeare and give him a total knowledge of the plan of salvation of God and personal revelation and cleanse him and take a look at the statues he will carve and the murals he will paint and the masterpieves he will produce. Take a handel with his purposeful effort, his superb talent, his earnest desire to properly depict the story, and give him inward vision of the whole true story and revelation, and what a master you will have!"
Author: Brigham Young
7. "Humor dagegen ist, sofern er in der richtigen Dosierung zum richtigen Zeitpunkt angewandt wird (wenn das nicht der Fall ist, handelt es sich nicht um Humor), ein Wundermittel, mit dem Spannungen abgebaut, unangenehme Situationen entkrampft und menschliche Beziehungen oder Verhältnisse erträglicher gemacht werden können.Ich bin daher der festen Überzeugung, dass es eine gesellschaftliche Pflicht ist, Humor anzuwenden, wann immer sich eine Gelegenheit dazu bietet. Keine derartige Gelegenheit darf verlorengehen."
Author: Carlo M. Cipolla
8. "No jewel hold a candle to the cuckoo spit hung from the blade of grass at your ear. No chandelier see you better lit than here."
Author: Carol Ann Duffy
9. "I never listen to music when I am writing. It would be impossible. I listen to Bach in the mornings, mostly choral music; also some Handel, mostly songs and arias; I like Schubert's and Beethoven's chamber music and Sibelius' symphonies; for opera, I listen to Mozart and in recent years Wagner."
Author: Colm Toibin
10. "See how the fearful chandelier trembles above you each time you open your mouth to sing.Sing."
Author: Donald Justice
11. "I listen to Handel's vocal music, almost exclusively."
Author: Donna Leon
12. "Handel's yearning for independence from the traditional chains of patronage and his persistence in monitoring his productions resulted with unique developments concerning Baroque 'opera seria'; however, paradoxically his personal obsession to obtain complete artistic freedom generated disastrous side-effects that eventually impeded the progress of opera in London."
Author: E.A. Bucchianeri
13. "It frightens me how much I like it," Celia finishes, turning her face back to his. "How tempting it is to lose myself in you. To let go. To let you keep me from breaking chandeliers rather than constantly worrying about it, myself."
Author: Erin Morgenstern
14. "There's a writer for you," he said. "Knows everything and at the same time he knows nothing." [narrator]It was my first inkling that he was a writer. And while I like writers—because if you ask a writer anything you usually get an answer—still it belittled him in my eyes. Writers aren't people exactly. Or, if they're any good, they're a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person. It's like actors, who try so pathetically not to look in mirrors. Who lean backward trying—only to see their faces in the reflecting chandeliers."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
15. "To me, animals have all the traits indicative of soul. For soul is not something we can see or measure...No one can prove that animals have souls. Asking for proof would be like demanding proof that I love my wife and children, or wanting me to prove that Handel's Messiah is a glorious masterpiece of music. Some truths simply cannot be demonstrated. But if we open our hearts to other creatures and allow ourselves to sympathize with their joys and struggles, we will find they have the power to touch and transform us. There is an inwardness in other creatures that awakens what is innermost in ourselves."
Author: Gary Kowalski
16. "Es gibt nur Epikureer, und zwar grobe und feine, Christus war der feinste; das ist der einzige Unterschied, den ich zwischen den Menschen herausbringen kann. Jeder handelt seiner Natur gemäß, d.h. er tut, was ihm wohltut."
Author: Georg Büchner
17. "Then, with an extended, falling glissando of disgust, the whole string section, plus flutes and piccolo, surged toward the brass, leaving the music critic and his deed - an early evening frites and mayonnaise on Oude Hoogstraat - illuminated under a lonely chandelier."
Author: Ian McEwan
18. "AHA!" screamed a voice from overhead . . . Peeves was hanging upside down from a chandelier and grinning maliciously at them."Potty asked Loony to go to the party! Potty lurves Loony! Potty luuuuurves Looooooony!"And he zoomed away, cackling and shrieking, "Potty loves Loony!"
Author: J.K. Rowling
19. "An aria in an opera - Handel's 'Ombra mai fu,' for example - gets along with an incredibly small number of words and ideas and a large amount of variation and repetition. That's the beauty of it. It's not taxing to the listener's intelligence because if you haven't heard it the first time round, it'll come around again."
Author: James Fenton
20. "The great chandeliers hang silent. The tables in the vast dining room overlooking the lake are spread with white cloth and silver as if for dinners before the war. At a little after 4, into the green room with the slow walk of aged people, the Nabokovs come. He wears a navy blue cardigan, a blue-checked shirt, gray slacks and a tie. His shoes have crepe soles. He is balding, with a fringe of gray hair. His hazel-green eyes are watering, oysterous, as he says. He is 75, born on the same day as Shakespeare, April 23. He is at the end of a great career, a career half-carved out of a language not his own."
Author: James Salter
21. "Why should I apologize because God throws in crystal chandeliers, mahogany floors, and the best construction in the world?"
Author: Jim Bakker
22. "Warum man schreibt, ist eine Frage die sich der Schriftsteller, völlig versunken in seine Arbeit, nicht stellt. Theorien sind das Gebiet derer, die nicht handeln."
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
23. "Zijn Hervormde Kerk gaat ervan uit dat het maar een hele smalle weg is die rechtstreeks naar de hemel voert. Een bestaan van soberheid, hard werken en veel bidden. In zijn geloof is er geen wisselgeld voor begane zonden. Geen gemarchandeer of onderhandelingen, alleen de kale feiten tellen."
Author: Judy Lohman
24. "Rage, or something as equally dense and seething, was hanging from every chandelier, resentment woven into thick carpets padding the room, hatred flickering underneath every lampshade. The floor bathed in a creepy shadow, a particular darkness that had seeped into the walls, and right now was rolling across my converse so I couldn't see them. Absolute darkness."
Author: Kami Garcia
25. "»Den Weltmarkt erobern«: Weil Händler so sprachen, mußten Krieger so handeln. Seitdem wird erobert, wenngleich nicht der Weltmarkt."
Author: Karl Kraus
26. "The chandelier was wearing on its rubber support and the crack at the side of the ceiling hold was getting bigger. "One day that's going to fall on us and spear you through the heart," he said. I turned to kiss him on the shoulder and closed my eyes."
Author: Kate Chisman
27. "The diamonds glinted under the glare of the chandelier and they looked like a thousand spider eyes"
Author: Kate Chisman
28. "Isn't she wonderful? A really fine talent, and so beautiful, too.""Yes," I said quietly, clapping as well and taking care not to play pat-a-cake. "It's quite something to make the chandeliers ring like that." The clapping upset my sensitive sense of balance, and I staggered slightly.Gideon caught me. "I can't make it out," he said angrily, his lips close to my ear. "We haven't been here two hours, and you're totally drunk! What on earth were you thinking of?""You said totally. I'm going to tell on you to Giordano," I giggled. In all the noise, no one else could hear us. "Anyway, it's too late. No point in locking the stable door after the horse has gone." A hiccup interrupted me--hic. "Sorry." I looked around me. "But everyone else is much more drunk than me, so leave out the moral indignation, okay? I have everything under control. You can let go of me again. I stand here as steady as a rock among the breakers.""I'm warning you," whispered Gideon, but he did let go of me."
Author: Kerstin Gier
29. "...han hadde studeret det herlig ut av kokeboken, men også spurt sig for hos de handelsreisende."
Author: Knut Hamsun
30. "The room was two-tiered,its marble balconies filled with rams and water nymphs in fancydress; a kaleidoscope of colours swayed in time to the beat ofhypnotic music. A concerto of absent musicians, it played only inher mind. The numerous chandeliers with sculptured metal frameshung down from chains, with endless fireflies attached. At the farend stretched a grand staircase, dressed with a plush velvet carpetin deep cerise, and ceiling paintings edged with gold embosseddado rails clung to the walls.Then Eve honed in on herself and saw that she wore a crushedwhite taffeta A-line gown that fit her trim figure like a glove. Herbutterfly mask with floral patterns embroidered in red and goldsilk sat against her pale skin, her reflection like that of a porcelaindoll. A matching shawl rested softly on her shoulders. Everythingwas so beautiful that she almost totally lost herself in the mirror'sreflection."(little snippet from our book)"
Author: L. Wells
31. "But her name was Esmé. She was a girl with long, long, red, red hair. Her mother braided it. The flower shop boy stood behind her and held it in his hand. Her mother cut it off and hung it from a chandelier. She was Queen. Mazishta. Her hair was black and her handmaidens dressed it with pearls and silver pins. Her flesh was golden like the desert. Her flesh was pale like cream. Her eyes were blue. Brown."
Author: Laini Taylor
32. "Die Haupteigenschaften, die ihm diese allgemeine Achtung im Amt eingebracht hatten, bestanden erstens in seinem überaus nachsichtigen Verhalten, das auf dem Bewusstsein seiner eigenen Unzulänglichkeit beruhte, zweitens seiner durch und durch liberalen Einstellung - nicht jener, die er aus den Zeitungen geschöpft hatte, sondern derjenigen, die ihm im Blute lag und auf Grund derer er jedermann, unabhängig von Stand und Vermögen, völlig gleichmäßig behandelte, und drittens - das war die Hauptsache - in dem völligen Gleichmut, mit dem er sein Amt versah, sodass er stets die Ruhe bewahrte und sich niemals zu unbedachten Handlungen hinreißen ließ."
Author: Leo Tolstoy
33. "When I saw that, the evidence left by two people, of love or something like it, desire at least, at least touch, between two people now perhaps old or dead, I covered the bed again and lay down on it. I looked up at the blind plaster eye in the ceiling. I wanted to feel Luke lying beside me. I have them, these attacks of the past, like faintness, a wave sweeping over my head. Sometimes it can hardly be borne. What is to be done, what is to be done, I thought. There is nothing to be done. They also serve who only stand and wait. Or lie down and wait. I know why the glass in the window is shatterproof, and why they took down the chandelier. I wanted to feel Luke lying besides me, but there wasn't room."
Author: Margaret Atwood
34. "Hovering over me was the Chihuly chandelier. Chihulys are the pigeons of Seattle. They're everywhere and even if they don't get in your way, you can't help but build up a kind of antipathy toward them."
Author: Maria Semple
35. "I've always been melancholic. At a party, everyone would be looking at the glittering chandeliers and I'd be looking at the waitress's cracked shoes."
Author: Marian Keyes
36. "Olga was lief, Olga was lief en liefdevol, Olga hield van hem, herhaalde hij in gedachten, steeds bedroefder omdat hij tegelijk ook besefte dat het tussen hen niets meer zou worden, dat het tussen hen nooit meer iets kon worden, het leven biedt je soms een kans dacht hij maar als je te laf of te besluiteloos bent om die te benutten neemt het leven zijn kaarten terug, er is een moment om te handelen en een mogelijk geluk te betreden, dat moment duurt een paar dagen, soms een paar weken of zelfs een paar maanden maar het doet zich maar één keer voor, en als je het later wilt terugvinden is dat domweg onmogelijk, er is geen plaats meer voor enthousiasme, overtuiging en geloof, wat overblijft is zachte berusting, droef wederzijds medelijden, het even nutteloze als juiste besef dat het iets had kunnen worden, dat je je het aangeboden geschenk domweg niet waardig hebt betoond."
Author: Michel Houellebecq
37. "With the passage of days in this godly isolation [desert], my heart grew calm. It seemed to fill with answers. I did not ask questions any more; I was certain. Everything - where we came from, where we are going, what our purpose is on earth - struck me as extremely sure and simple in this God-trodden isolation. Little by little my blood took on the godly rhythm. Matins, Divine Liturgy, vespers, psalmodies, the sun rising in the morning and setting in the evening, the constellations suspended like chandeliers each night over the monastery: all came and went, came and went in obedience to eternal laws, and drew the blood of man into the same placid rhythm. I saw the world as a tree, a gigantic poplar, and myself as a green leaf clinging to a branch with my slender stalk. When God's wind blew, I hopped and danced, together with the entire tree."
Author: Nikos Kazantzakis
38. "Handeln? Was ist Handeln? Es ist nichts als gemeine Anbequemung an die Tatsachen! Die Welt schafft der Sänger für den Träumer."
Author: Oscar Wilde
39. "Je kunt alles doorstaan zei Phoebe, zelfs als het vertrouwen geschonden is, als het maar eerlijk wordt bekend. je wordt dan levenspartners op een andere manier, maar je kunt nog wel partners blijven. maar liegen- liegen is een goedkope manier van macht uitoefenen over de ander. wie liegt, kijkt toe terwijl de ander handelt op basis van onvolledige informatie- met andere woorden zichzelf vernedert. ... het is toch eeuwig hetzelfde verhaal. de man verliest de hartstocht voor de huwelikspartner, zonder dat kan hij niet leven. de vrouw is pragmatisch. de vrouw is realistisch. zeker de hartstocht is geluwd, maar zij is tevreden met de lichamelijke genegenheid, gewoon samen met hem in bed liggen, hij in haar armen, zij in de zijne. maar voor hem is dat niet genoeg. hij is een man die niet zonder leven kan"
Author: Philip Roth
40. "(…) und ich möchte Sie, so gut ich es kann bitten, Geduld zu haben gegen alles Ungelöste in Ihrem Herzen und zu versuchen, die Fragen selbst lieb zu haben, wie verschlossene Stuben und wie Bücher, die in einer fremden Sprache geschrieben sind. Forschen Sie jetzt nicht nach den Antworten, die Ihnen nicht gegeben werden können, weil Sie sie jetzt nicht leben könnten. Und es handelt sich darum, alles zu leben. Leben Sie jetzt die Fragen. Vielleicht leben Sie dann allmählich, ohne es zu merken, eines fernen Tages in die Antworten hinein."
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
41. "Does not… the ear of Handel predict the witchcraft of harmonic sound?"
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
42. "That, you know, is why the world exists at all. It remains outside the cosmic garbage can of nothingness, not because it is such a solemn necessity that nobody can get rid of it, but because it is the orange peel hung on God's chandelier, the wishbone in His kitchen closet. He likes it; therefore, it stays. The whole marvelous collection of stones, skins, feathers, and string exists because at least one lover has never quite taken His eye off it, because the Dominus vivificans has his delight with the sons of men."
Author: Robert Farrar Capon
43. "Der Mensch ist entweder im Stande, rechtswidrig zu handeln oder er ist es nicht, denn dazwischen gibt es nichts Drittes und Mittleres. Durch diese Fähigkeit wird er strafbar, durch seine Eigenschaft der Strafbarkeit wird er Rechtsperson, und als Rechtsperson hat er teil an der überpersönlichen Wohltat des Rechts."
Author: Robert Musil
44. "Man handelte in diesem Land - und mitunter bis zu den höchsten Graden der Leidenschaft und ihren Folgen - immer anders, als man dachte, oder dachte anders, als man handelte."
Author: Robert Musil
45. "Raphael paints wisdom, Handel sings it, Phidias carves it, Shakespeare writes it, Wren builds it, Columbus sails it, Luther preaches it, Washington arms it, Watt mechanizes it."
Author: Shakespeare
46. "Ich verbrachte meine ersten Monate im Heiligen Land meiner Stammväter damit, mich zu betrinken und eine Grasquellen zu suchen. Die Israelis verkauften Gras, hieß es, die Araber Haschisch; ich sah keinerlei Hoffnung für den Nahen Osten, wenn sie sich nicht einmal einigen konnten, wovon sie high werden wollten. Die Studenten der Hebräischen Universität standen eher auf Pilze, und wenn man entsprechend drauf war, gab es immer noch Haifa, ein zentrales Verteilungszentrum des internationalen Heroinhandels. Und ich hatte immer nur von Milch und Honig geträumt."
Author: Shalom Auslander
47. "In those days we saw every sort of object as though it were one of those tiny handkerchiefs from which a conjuror can produce silk scarfs, streamers, flags, and yards of ribbon. A cup of coffee became a kaleidoscope in which we could spend ages watching the mutable reflections of ceiling or chandelier."
Author: Simone De Beauvoir
48. "Wartet!", rief Elizabeth und lief dem Captain nach. "Und wer bringt mich an Land? Der Kodex der Bruderschaft besagt ..." Captain Barbossa fuhr herum und spie ihr die Worte förmlich ins Gesicht: "Erstens: Eure Rückkehr an Land war weder Teil unserer Verhandlung noch unserer Vereinbarung. Also muss ich gar nichts. Zweitens: Ihr müsst Pirat sein, um euch auf den Piratenkodex berufen zu können, und das seid Ihr nicht. Und drittens handelt es sich bei dem Kodex eher um so genannte Richtlinien als um Regeln. Willkommen an Bord der Black Pearl, Miss Turner!"
Author: Ted Elliott
49. "But here there was only hot swing music and liquor, dance halls, ban, and movies, and sex that hung in the gloom like a chandelier and flooded the world with brief, deceptive rainbows."
Author: Tennessee Williams
50. "I stand there at the corner, known by the equinox and knowingnothing, exposed by the alethiclight of those apples,that fearless crocus,the magnolia tree, its chandelierof tears."
Author: Warren Heiti

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