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1. "...Helen sipped peppermint schnapps and considered the world made of her design. My religion is keeping peace, she thought. It hadn't begun that way, was nothing she'd planned, but now she saw that's how it was. I just ran a grocery, she thought. I don't want this. I ain't the one to make the world right."
Author: Alan Heathcock
2. "The beloved's innocencebrutalizes the lover.As the singing of a mad personbehind you on the trainenrages you,its beautifulanimal-like teethshining amid black planesof paint.As Helenenrages history.Senza uscita."
Author: Anne Carson
3. "And what about you? You must be some kind of beardless dwarf?""I'm not a dwarf! I'm a girl. And actually I'm tallest in my class.""You mean to say, that you're a daughter of Eve?""Well my mum's name is Helen...""Y-yes, but, you are in fact... human?"
Author: C.S. Lewis
4. "Now I wept: Helen Burns was not here; nothing sustained me; left to myself I abandoned myself, and my tears watered the boards."
Author: Charlotte Brontë
5. "-But where are you going to, Helen? Can you see? Do you know?-I believe; I have faith: I am going to God.-Where is God? What is God?-My maker and yours, who will never destroy what He created. I rely implicitly on His power, and confide wholly in His goodness: I count the hours till that eventful one arrives which shall restore me to Him, reveal Him to me."
Author: Charlotte Brontë
6. "You do that Helen", Mallory dared. "And tell him we said to f*ck off while youre at it"."
Author: Chloe Neill
7. "Die meisten Lügen sind wahr und spinnen sich von ganz allein, kaum jemand kannte diese Wahrheit besser als Colin Darcy. Wenn man erst einmal der Melodie der Worte zu lauschen beginnt, dann pfeift man sie bald selbst. Und wenn Lügen wie kunstvolle Lieder sind, dann gehörte Helen Darcy, Colins Mutter, zu jenem seltenen Menschenschlag, der allzeit eine beschwingte Melodie auf den Lippen trägt."
Author: Christoph Marzi
8. "Helen, thy beauty is to me"
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
9. "Every day, Helen thought, so many people tap the bull on the shoulder and say, "Excuse me. I'm just going to grab your horns."
Author: Elizabeth Berg
10. "The Roman Empire necessarily became less Roman as it became more of an Empire; until not very long after Rome gave conquerors to Britain, Britain was giving emperors to Rome. Out of Britain, as the Britons boasted, came at length the great Empress Helena, who was the mother of Constantine. And it was Constantine, as all men know, who first nailed up that proclamation which all after generations have in truth been struggling either to protect or to tear down"
Author: G.K. Chesterton
11. "What's this outfit? You can't afford clothes? Are you wearing other peoples?"Helen Plum"
Author: Janet Evanovich
12. "The only woman I'd want to go on a blind date with is Helen Keller. Maybe we could meet for coffee and I could listen while she doesn't all the talking."
Author: Jarod Kintz
13. "In a blind taste test, nine out of ten Helen Kellers preferred Blue Ribbon Coffee to Starbucks. The tenth Helen Keller, well, she claimed she didn't hear the question."
Author: Jarod Kintz
14. "People say the sun is too bright. I say the sun is too silent. And that's saying something, considering I'm a Helen Keller fan."
Author: Jarod Kintz
15. "Can you read my thoughts?" she asked them."Are you talking to me?" Lee said."To all of you. Can you read my thoughts?""What are you trying to do - get me sent to seclusion?""Go to hell", Helene said pleasantly."Don't look at me," Miss Coral said, with the genteel horror of a countess visiting an abattoir. "I can't even read my own"
Author: Joanne Greenberg
16. "The past gathered out of the darkness where it stayed, and the dead raised themselves to live before him; and the past and the dead flowed into the present among the alive, so that he had for an intense instant a vision of denseness into which he was compacted and from which he could not escape, and had no wish to escape. Tristan, Iseult the fair, walked before him; Paolo and Francesca whirled in the glowing dark; Helen and bright Paris, their faces bitter with consequence, rose from the gloom. And he was with them in a way that he could never be with his fellows who went from class to class."
Author: John Edward Williams
17. "You certainly do heal fast. But you'll still have some impressive bruises, so if I were you I'd avoid your father for the rest of the night." "I'll just tell him you abuse me," Helen said with a shrug. She jumped off the examining table. "And I'll tell him you like it," he teased back."
Author: Josephine Angelini
18. "And I don't just WANT you, Helen. I LOVE you. Big difference."
Author: Josephine Angelini
19. "Why can't it just work?" she moaned. "Just once I want to come up with a plan and have it work. Is that too much to ask?"Orion opened his mouth, about to say something to calm Helen down."Of course it isn't!" Helen interrupted, her rant picking up steam. "But nothing works down here! Not our talents, not even the geography works. That lake over there is tilted on a slope! It should be a river, but oh, no, not down here! That would make too much sense!"
Author: Josephine Angelini
20. "Helen?' Lucas asked, his voice faint and breathy.‘Make sound. If alive,' he barley managed to say."
Author: Josephine Angelini
21. "She can't stand the sight of me, Helen. The one girl, the only girl who's ever really shook me up—and I horrify her."
Author: Josephine Angelini
22. "Damn it!" Helen swore, turning to face the group. "Does anyone have a pumpkin?"
Author: Josephine Angelini
23. "Over and over the images rolled behind Helen's eyes like giant waves. When they stopped, Helen could see everything clearly—like a beach wiped clean after a storm. She and Lucas were woven from the same cloth, cut apart, and then stitched back together from one cycle to another. The circumstances changed, but they were always intertwined, no matter what."
Author: Josephine Angelini
24. "There was no "eventually", and Helen knew it. Even after she'd touched the water from the River Lethe and couldn't remember her own name, she'd still remembered Lucas. She'd never get over him. Lucas was it for her."
Author: Josephine Angelini
25. "So. Ever get the urge to drown anyone?' Ariadne asked.'No!' Andy replied, horrified.'Shes just messing with you,' Helen assured her. Her face dropped. 'Seriously, though. What's your stance on strangling?''You mean apart from wanting to strangle both of you right now?"
Author: Josephine Angelini
26. "Lucas Delos stood over her, his body tense, his eyes scanning thedistance for something that Helen couldn?t see from her position on the ground.?'Are you injured?'? he asked in a low, unsteady voice, still looking out over her head. There was blood on his lip and his shirt was torn. Helen had a bare moment to say she was fine before she heard the sobbing sisters start to whisper."
Author: Josephine Angelini
27. "Helen's modest. She wanted to dress herself," Ariadne said, drizzling honey over a bowl of oatmeal and putting it down in front of Helen."Modest? Sure she is," Hector said sarcastically as he passed Lucas the bacon."That was YOUR SISTER'S nightgown, wasn't it?" Lucas asked without skipping a beat as he served Helen and himself.Hector wisely shut his mouth."Yeah," Ariadne replied for him, not getting it. "So comfortable! What? What are you all laughing at?"
Author: Josephine Angelini
28. "You must all swear to me that you will protect my sister and her child. If Helen and her line of daughters die, there will be nothing on Earth for me to love," she said, her eyes falling apologetically on her son, Aeneas, for a moment before they hardened against him. He dropped his head with a wounded look, and Aphrodite turned to Hector."As long as my sister and her line of daughters lasts, there will be love in the world. I swear it on the River Styx. But if you let my sister die, Hector of Troy, son of Apollo, I will leave this world and take love itself away with me."
Author: Josephine Angelini
29. "I think all those ancient prophecies are so full of poetic nonsense that half the time no one understands what they mean." ~ Helen"
Author: Josephine Angelini
30. "Lying on her side, the warm fire at her feet, Helen's laughter died away as Lucas suddenly went from tuning to playing. It was like an orchestra in an instrument.He played with both hands-not one hand picking and the other holding down strings-but with both hands so that it sounded like more than one guitar was playing. Sometimes he hit the strings to make them hum like a harp, and sometimes he hit the body of the guitar like a drum to add bass and keep time. It was the most fascinating thing Helen had ever watched, like Lucas had a dozen voices in his head, all singing the same song, and he'd figured a way to make them come out of ten fingers.Helen looked at his face and could tell why he loved it. It was like thinking for him, only this was a puzzle that he could share with her as he solved it.He'd walked into her head when he'd come to her world. And she'd walked into his when she finally heard him play.It was heaven."
Author: Josephine Angelini
31. "Had enough?" he asked, smiling at Helen's brazen admiration of his looks."Not yet," she said, a matching smile breaking across her face."Good."
Author: Josephine Angelini
32. "Enough wars have been started over this face. My face. My curse—and my mother's curse, and her mother's curse, and so on all the way back to the first woman to ever wear this face. Helen of Troy."
Author: Josephine Angelini
33. "I can never be perfectly certain whether Helen was got with child by Leonard Bast or by his fatal forgotten umbrella. All things considered, I think it must have been the umbrella."
Author: Katherine Mansfield
34. "No. I came here to see you. I didn't believe the rumors,but after hearing it on so many continents I had to come andsee for myself.""See what?"His eyes widened in adulation, his voice taking on areverent tone. "If it was true that Helen of Troy, nay, Aphrodite herself had been reincarnated in gym teacher form."The room was utterly silent. Except Vicious Redhead's jaw dropping to the ground with a little plink. Or maybe I imagined that. And then the class did the worst thingpossible: They started giggling. Miss Lynn was going tomurder me."
Author: Kiersten White
35. "My best friend—her name was Helena—lived in that house. Sometimes I used to spend the night with her. But more often she came to my house, on weekends. It was more fun to be in the country."
Author: Lois Lowry
36. "Helen was beautiful in the way a supercomputer was beautiful: sleek with elegant but utilitarian styling, full of top-notch technological know-how, far too expensive for most people to possess."
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
37. "With Blue here, he was beginning to feel as if possibly he'd overdone it with the helicopter. He wondered if it would make Blue feel better or worse to know that it was Helen's helicopter, that he hadn't paid anything today for the use of it. Probably worse. Remembering his vow to at least do no harm with his words, he kept his mouth shut."
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
38. "What the hell?" Helena objected. "And would someone please flick a Bic or rub two sticks together? I want to die knowing exactly what killed me."
Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
39. "Cimil watched Helena disappear into the pawnshop. "Ha! Did I tell you this was gonna be drama-tastic, or what?" she said toward the roof of the car. "Just wait ‘til you see what I have coming next! That vampire's gonna be so jealous, his head's going to spin like a Beyblade."
Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
40. "Helen Keller became deaf, dumb, and blind shortly after birth. Despite her greatest misfortune, she has written her name indelibly in the pages of the history of the great. Her entire life has served as evidence that no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as reality."
Author: Napoleon Hill
41. "Aku ora bakal nangis mergo ledhekmuAku ora bakal tiba mergo jegalmuAku ora sudi mengo mergo matamu menthelengi akuAku ora muntir mergo tenagamu gedheSing marai aku nyiut ya mung perintah utekku dheweAku ora adigung Aku wis wareg olehe andhab asor marang kadonyan ikiDadi aku arep menehi kowe dalan ringkes ben bisa nemoni jangkahkuNanging yen kowe hambesengut marang akuAku dadi saya mesake marang koweMugo-mugo kowe ora gemblung mergo aku"
Author: Neo Wasiman
42. "A woman's voice answered, "Hello?"Walter cried back at her, "Hello, oh Lord, hello!""This is a recording," recited the woman's voice. "Miss Helen Arasumian is not home. Will you leave a message on the wire spool so she may call you when she returns? Hello? This is a recording. Miss Helen Arasumian is not home. Will you leave a message -"He hung up.He sat with his mouth twitching.On second thought he redialed that number."When Miss Helen Arasumian comes home," he said, "tell her to go to hell."
Author: Ray Bradbury
43. "Always, in these times, I am wretched save when sleep comes to me. Therefore, I have come to look upon sleep as the best of all gifts." - Helen, about the war"
Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
44. "Exile is a dream of a glorious return. Exile is a vision of revolution: Elba, not St Helena. It is an endless paradox: looking forward by always looking back. The exile is a ball hurled high into the air."
Author: Salman Rushdie
45. "When we were all getting ready to leave, I walked up to my grandfather and gave him a hug and kiss on the cheek. He wiped my lip print off with his palm and gave me a look. He doesn't like the boys in the family to touch him. But I'm very glad that I did it anyway in case he dies. I never got to do that with my Aunt Helen."
Author: Stephen Chbosky
46. "And wasn't that a great moment in baseball history," Holly Grace replied with withering sarcasm. "Helen Keller pitching and Little Stevie Wonder catching."
Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
47. "Helen's Saigon had always been about selling - chickens, information, or lovely young women, it didn't matter. It had once been called the Pearl of the Orient, but by people who had not been there in a very long time. Saigon had never been Paris, but now it was a garrison town, unlovely, a stinking refugee shantyville filled with the angry, the betrayed, the dispossessed, but she had made it her home, and she couldn't bear that soon she would have to leave."
Author: Tatjana Soli
48. "Helen didn't yet understand that conjuring up the future was the duty of the living, what they owed to the dead."
Author: Tatjana Soli
49. "I wrote my first play as extra credit for my fourth grade English class. 'Can Helen Stop Smoking' was a satire on the ill effects of cigarette smoking. My friend Vicki Haugabrook played as Helen and I directed the show. At the time, my brother Vince was leading the campaign to get our grandmother to quit."
Author: T'Keyah Crystal Keymah
50. "My mother was mad, but I was not. My father was old, but I was young. Like Spartan Helen, I caused a war. She caused hers by letting men who wanted her take her. I caused mine because I wouldn't be given, wouldn't be taken, but chose my man and my fate."
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

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