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1. "You're right. Your decietfulness far exceeds my modest attempts at dishonesty. I bow-down to your superior duplicity."
Author: Aleatha Romig
2. "She had been so fiercely alive. She had spoken honestly, and lived with an honesty that few could claim to match. She had made the most of every minute she was given. She bargained and rationed and managed the seconds. She burned up the days."
Author: Ann Napolitano
3. "If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all."
Author: Audrey Hepburn
4. "I used to want you so bad, I'm so through with that because honestly you turned out to be the best thing I never had!"
Author: Beyoncé Knowles
5. "Many people try to find a spiritual path where they do not have to face themselves but where they can still liberate themselves--liberate themselves from themselves, in fact. In truth, this is impossible. We cannot do that. We have to be honest with ourselves. We have to see our gut, our real shit, our most undesirable parts. We have to see that. That is the foundation of warriorship and the basis of conquering fear. We have to face our fear; we have to look at it, study it, work with it, and practice meditation with it."
Author: Chögyam Trungpa
6. "Para ser honesto era muito raro ferver, mas gostava do som da expressão "fervoroso pagão" e creio que seria um nome fantástico para uma banda de rock cristã."
Author: Christopher Moore
7. "But I have to say I'm incredibly proud of the Panther Racing National Guard Team, and in my IndyCar career there's not many races where I've honestly left the track feeling that we've executed everything perfectly. And I have to say, I thought they did an absolute phenomenal job. The pit stops were just first class."
Author: Dan Wheldon
8. "I have built my reputation on honesty, I have sometimes been too honest."
Author: David Blunkett
9. "That pissed me the hell off. I took in a deep breath and blurted out everything without thinking twice. "Fuck you! You want to know who I am, Marcus. Well here it goes! I am temperamental, over-sensitive, and outspoken. I'm honest! I cry at stupid love movies, and I'm a sucker for a romantic novel. I don't allow people to walk all over me, I have trust issues, and I have insecurities. I've slept with four men in my entire life! And the one thing I don't do is take shit from men who try to act like they're better than me as if they don't have any hidden skeletons! I'm not keeping shit hidden, how ‘bout you? You can fuck off. I'll find my own way home. Have a nice fucking life!" - Mia"
Author: E.L. Montes
10. "I think it wise, and only honest, to warn you that my goal is immodest. It is not my purpose to "transfer knowledge" to you that, subsequently, you can forget again. My purpose is no less than to effectuate in each of you a noticeable, irreversable change. I want you to see and absorb calculational arguments so effective that you will never be able to forget that exposure."
Author: Edsger W. Dijkstra
11. "The Buddha referred to married people as "householders." He even gave clear instructions as to how one should be a good householder: Be nice to your spouse, be honest, be faithful, give alms to the poor, buy some insurance against fire and flood . . . I'm dead serious: The Buddha literally advised married couples to buy property insurance."
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
12. "I'm in my castle with my queen and prince. I honestly have everything." Gavin stared into her eyes, his breath hijacked as always. "Thank you"
Author: Gail McHugh
13. "They were readers for whom literature was a drug, each complex plot line delivering a new high, suspending them above reality, allowing them a magical crossover...They had spoken often, with rueful honesty, of how the books they read represented escape, offered pathways to literary landscapes that intrigued and engrossed...From childhood on, books had been the hot air balloons that carried them above the angry mutterings of quarreling parents, schoolyard rejections, academic boredom...They were of a kind, readers from birth."
Author: Gloria Goldreich
14. "He said that hate makes the world go roundPeople are afraid of what they really wantThey make enemies of all the things that they would like to beThey condition themselves to not embrace what they areLove is a clinging nauseaI tried to disagree with himIt was no useI never saw a more honest look in anyone's eyes."
Author: Henry Rollins
15. "Honestly, being in a band with two guys has prepared me so much for when it's time for me to get married!"
Author: Hillary Scott
16. "It is intellectually dishonest to present the Republican Party as the only supporter of Zionism and Israel. The Democrats, while posing as an alternative to the right wing, are just as dedicated to Israel and they are far more dependent on Jewish votes and Jewish money than the Republicans. According to Israeli sources, over 70% of all contributions to Democratic candidates are provided by Jews; Jews provide a relatively meager 35% of all contributions to Republican candidates."
Author: Israel Shamir
17. "The lasting sweetness of the wealth obtained is directly proportional to the honesty of its source. Dishonest wealth does not last."
Author: Israelmore Ayivor
18. "Ron: [mimicking Hermione] "It's Levi-OOOOH-sa not LevioSAR." She's a nightmare, honestly. It's no wonder she hasn't got any friends!"
Author: J.K. Rowling
19. "It's the honest point of view of an artist: You have to please.I'd like viewers to come away from my films unsure whether they've understood them. I want to leave them wondering."
Author: Jean Pierre Melville
20. "The financial report makes it very clear that if we got into honest budgeting today, that in fact we would find ourselves with a much larger deficit than we have today."
Author: Jim Costa
21. "Richard Pryor is, in my mind, the most honest comedian. He bared his soul to people. I think that's why everybody loved him so much."
Author: Joe Rogan
22. "Committed to a life of honesty, love and discipline, we must be willing to commit ourselves to reality."
Author: John Bradshaw
23. "...when you're broken, everything gets a little honester - you make mistakes and don't give a damn - you give up on perfection, but get real..."
Author: John Geddes
24. "At least Obama was half-way honest about how much he was going to spend on health care. He had it at $600 billion. And the real number... is $1.2 trillion."
Author: Judd Gregg
25. "I hear that in many places something has happened to Christmas; that it is changing from a time of merriment and carefree gaiety to a holiday which is filled with tedium; that many people dread the day and the obligation to give Christmas presents is a nightmare to weary, bored souls; that the children of enlightened parents no longer believe in Santa Claus; that all in all, the effort to be happy and have pleasure makes many honest hearts grow dark with despair instead of beaming with good will and cheerfulness. "A Plantation Christmas," 1934"
Author: Julia Peterkin
26. "I think I have come to a place where I'm able to feel more comfortable about being honest."
Author: June Jordan
27. "Haven't had breakfast," Jeff replied too casually. "Well, that's just awful," I noted, making this news sound dire, my eyes going to his hands. "No wife to fill your belly before a hard day of the God's honest work of tackling crime?" Max's head came up and he made a strangled noise which I hoped was him choking back laughter because he thought I was cute. "Nope," Jeff answered through his grin."
Author: Kristen Ashley
28. "Rich Little Poor Girl: Alexandra Aldrich grew up being told that she lived in a "child's paradise": a largely deserted, 43-room, 200-year-old house on 420 acres in the Hudson River Valley, complete with woods, animals, interesting outbuildings and bohemian tenants who made giant puppets and staged elaborate pageants. The story it tells is so extraordinary, and Aldrich's tone is so baldly honest, that the reader's attention will not flag."
Author: Laura Miller For Salon
29. "You're...very resilient, for someone who's dead." Her voice was a little steadier."And I think you're far stronger than any of us were prepared to give you credit for." I kept shooting my mouth off like an idiot, telling her things I'd been ordered not to, and she kept going with it. I was impressed, honestly."
Author: Lia Habel
30. "Do you ever leave your arrogance at home or does it follow you wherever you go? - AlexThis isn't arrogance, I'm just honest and soon enough you'll be honest with yourself and admit that you want me as much as I want you. - Dane"
Author: Lisa De Jong
31. "Seriously, Palta…" He was honestly puzzled, "I haven't got a clue what you're talking about. What about your ears is supposed to be so bizarre?""Um…You'd have to be blind to miss them," I replied sarcastically. "If you're not, you will be when you poke your eye out on one of them."
Author: M.A. George
32. "My friend Kathy is the only person who'll be halfway honest with me. 'Did you ever see a cowboy film, where someone has been caught by the Indians and tied between two wild stallions, each pulling in opposite directions?' she asked.I nodded mutely.'That's a bit what giving birth is like."
Author: Marian Keyes
33. "I just banged it a little bit on a helmet. And you know, if you get your throwing motion and momentum going at a helmet it makes it hurt a little more and it freaks everybody out because it's your throwing shoulder, but honestly, it feels great."
Author: Mark Sanchez
34. "I was wrong, I thought to myself. I honestly believed it. Not because Sister Louise told me or because she made me believe I was. I knew deep down that I was wrong and I think that my emancipation began at that moment."
Author: Melina Marchetta
35. "I always like to reveal the fact that the emperor has no clothes. And children are best at that. They teach us how to see the world in that sense. They are without artifice; they see it for what it is. I am drawn to that ruthless honesty."
Author: Mira Nair
36. "You're a hero and a gentleman, you're kind and honest, but more than that, you're the first man I ever truly loved. And no matter what the future brings, you always will be, and I know that my life is better for it."
Author: Nicholas Sparks
37. "First Embody the Emptiness of SilenceNext Embody the Fullness of Honesty & LoveThus Be HeavenSage Hope (Omid Mankoo) SH..."
Author: Omid Mankoo
38. "Tangier is more New York than New York. ... Then you must see how alike the two places are. The life revolves wholly about the making of money. Practically everyone is dishonest. In New York you have Wall Street, here you have the Bourse. ... In New York you have the slick financiers, here the money changers. In New York you have your racketeers. Here you have your smugglers. And you have every nationality and no civic pride."
Author: Paul Bowles
39. "I try to live honestly in every aspect of my life, which can make things a bit more complicated, right?"
Author: Richard Madden
40. "He found it so easy and so pleasant to cry that he didn't try to stop for a while, until he realized he was forcing his sobs a little, exaggerating their depth with unnecessary shudders.…The whole point of crying is to quit before you coined it up. The whole point of grief itself was to cut it out while it was still honest, while it still meant something. Because the thing was so easily corrupted"
Author: Richard Yates
41. "I honestly don't class myself as a songwriter. I've got 'musician' written on my passport. That's even funnier."
Author: Robert Smith
42. "I adore acting; it's in my blood - quite literally - but I can honestly say the most creative thing in the world for me is being a mother."
Author: Samantha Bond
43. "Friends are honest with each other. Even if the truth hurts.-Maggie"
Author: Sarah Dessen
44. "Contrary to his infallibly "honest" image, Abe wasn't above lying so long as it served a noble purpose."
Author: Seth Grahame Smith
45. "Honesty is hard work."
Author: Spider Robinson
46. "Actually, to be honest, this is a useful time to not be knowing what I'll be doing in 2013 or 2014, because really, for the last however many years, I've known what I've been doing for years and years ahead. You get into a cycle of non-reflection, and that gets a bit scary."
Author: Stephen Daldry
47. "I think an athlete should be honest. I know it's difficult, but if a guy knocked me on my can, I couldn't very well say, I slipped."
Author: Sugar Ray Leonard
48. "Do you like Rhiannon more than me?" ... They're two completely different concepts. When a girl asks you a question like that, there's no way you can be honest. They say they want you to be honest, but then they get all upset when you are. You can't win. There's no way to win. There are questions you just can't answer without manipulating the truth."
Author: Susane Colasanti
49. "I gave myself permission to care, because there are a lot of people in this world who are afraid of caring, who are afraid of showing they care because it's uncool. It's uncool to have passion. It's so much easier to lose when you've shown everyone how much you don't care if you win or lose. It's much harder to lose when you show that you care, but you'll never win unless you also stand to lose. I've said it before. Don't be afraid of your passion, give it free reign, and be honest and work hard and it will all turn out just fine."
Author: Tom Hiddleston
50. "I never thought I was particularly talented, and to be honest with you, I still don't."
Author: Willie Aames

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P. and J. did not like books set in large type with wide margins, such as pleased readers of more refined tastes, but rather pages set in small type stretching all the way across tightly justified lines, filled to the brim with words and sentences, like those enormous rustic dishes you can eat at long and heartily without every emptying them, and are all that can satisfy some gigantic appetites."
Author: Albert Camus

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