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1. "The issue of terrorism must be dealt with firmly. We must work very hard to avoid loss of life. We must work very hard to avoid civilian casualties. And those terrorists and Baathists are holding the people of Fallujah hostage. We must release the hostages."
Author: Ahmed Chalabi
2. "At the beginning, because the lives of the hostages were at stake, then during this silent period we have taken several measures like not accepting the ultimatum of the terrorists threatening to kill our foreign affairs minister."
Author: Alberto Fujimori
3. "We will fight hostage taking like we fight terrorism."
Author: Ali Abdullah Saleh
4. "I'm 100% Celt. In fact, I'm directly related to the progenitor of the high kings of Ireland, Niall of the Nine Hostages."
Author: Brian Cox
5. "I was shooting a bikini promotion in Mahe in the Seychelles in 1980 when there was a military coup and I, along with a roomful of other people, ended up being kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint in a windowless room with no ventilation for 36 hours."
Author: Brigitte Nielsen
6. "I should make you watch, said Laurent, while he's stripped down for every man in the troop to have him."Damen stepped forward. "You don't mean this. You need him as a hostage.""I don't need him continent," said Laurent."
Author: C.S. Pacat
7. "This is the FBI Hostage Negotiations Service. Press one if you wish to surrender. Press two for a getaway car. Press three for a helicopter. Press four for a pizza"
Author: Chris Dolley
8. "In Tehran, the 444 days of the Iran Hostage Crisis was the first world event in which you could literally have live events beamed into your living room. Now, every world event plays out on its own, and as a media event."
Author: Chris Terrio
9. "When Charlie arrived home from his mother's funeral, he was met at the door by two very large very enthusiastic canines, who , undistracted by keeping watch over Sophie's love hostage, were now able to visit the full measure of their affection and joy upon their returning master. It is generally agreed, and in fact stated in the bylaws of the American Kennel Club, that you have not been truly dog-humped until you have been double-dog-humped by a pair of four-hundred-pouund hounds from hell (Section 5, paragraph 7: Standards of Humping and Ass-dragging). And despite having used an extra-strength antiperspirant that very morning before leaving Sedona, Charlie found that getting poked repeatedly in the armpits by two damp devil-dog dicks was leaving him feeling less than fresh.Sophie, call them off. Call them off."The puppies are dancing with Daddy," Sophie giggled. "Dance, Daddy!"
Author: Christopher Moore
10. "What you forget when you're planning a hijack by yourself is somewhere along the line, you might need to neglect your hostages just long enough so you can use the bathroom."
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
11. "Everybody is comparing the oil spill to Hurricane Katrina, but the real parallel could be the Iranian hostage crisis. In the late 1970s, the hostage crisis became a symbol of America's inability to take decisive action in the face of pervasive problems. In the same way, the uncontrolled oil plume could become the objective correlative of the country's inability to govern itself."
Author: David Brooks
12. "Eve commanded her hostage to open the door and look calm. She didn't turn around again, but Beckett knew what she'd done. She'd crossed some line she'd drawn for herself. She'd said his name, kissed him, and saved him.She'd done what he couldn't do for himself."
Author: Debra Anastasia
13. "Are you taking my hat hostage?"
Author: Derek Landy
14. "Jerott's hand increased its grip on her arm. ‘He is an island with all its bridges wantonly severed. What hostage to evil,' said Jerott, poetic in his thumping displeasure, ‘will this night's business conceive?' ‘I don't know. But they're both nice and clean, if that's anything,' said Philippa. And led the way philosophically down."
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
15. "Death is a scandal. The machine is functioning, we are all hostages"
Author: Elias Canetti
16. "We are all hostages of time. We each have the same number of minutes and hours to live within a day, yet to me it didn't feel equally doled out. My illness brought me such an abundance of time that time was nearly all I had. My friends had so little time that I often wished I could give them what time I could not use. It was perplexing how in losing health I had gained something so coveted but to so little purpose."
Author: Elisabeth Tova Bailey
17. "It seems amazing that the Navy SEALs managed to get inside the compound and shoot Osama so efficiently. I can only imagine they were told that the mission was to rescue a bearded British hostage and he must be brought out alive."
Author: Frankie Boyle
18. "If she is to love life and freedom and be brave then she must learn to let go. To see beauty without clinging to it, to feel pain without holding it hostage, and to feel love without worry of losing it."
Author: G.G. Renee Hill
19. "All nationalists have the power of not seeing resemblances between similar sets of facts. A British Tory will defend self-determination in Europe and oppose it in India with no feeling of inconsistency. Actions are held to be good or bad, not on their own merits, but according to who does them, and there is almost no kind of outrage — torture, the use of hostages, forced labour, mass deportations, imprisonment without trial, forgery, assassination, the bombing of civilians — which does not change its moral colour when it is committed by 'our' side . . . The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them"
Author: George Orwell
20. "Sure, on a larger scale, it was healthy to have people out there you cared about more than yourself. She knew that. But then there was the abject fear you would lose it. They say possessions own you. Not so. Loved ones own you. You are forever held hostage once you care so much."
Author: Harlan Coben
21. "The debate we won't be having is whether or not the debt ceiling should be raised. We will not have a situation where people will hold the American economy hostage in order to achieve a specific agenda - at least not until 2013. So we think that is incredibly important as a matter of economic good."
Author: Jay Carney
22. "You're serious? You want me to go to school?""Why not?" he challenged. "So long as you take care of shit around here, I'm fine with it. Might want to move on that whole divorce thing too while you're at it. Club's got a lawyer, I'll set up an appointment for you. I can pretty much guarantee your ex won't put up a fight."He smiled when he said it—not a nice smile."Okay, I'll go check it out," I said slowly. "This is weird, you get that? You kidnapping me, holding me hostage and then sending me to school? This isn't how things like this usually work."Horse grinned at me, eyes lazy and satisfied."Just roll with it," he whispered. "And keep doing whatever exercises you do to make your cunt squeeze like that. They got a college degree for that?"
Author: Joanna Wylde
23. "Success. I turned back to my sandwich, only to find that it wasn't there anymore. Maybe because it had been hijacked. "Give me that!" I told the vamp, who was holding it firmly against his chest, a determined look on his face. "What ees zat?" he demanded, eyeing my prize. "Cheese." I held it up. "Zat ees not cheese." "How do you know?" "Eet is orange." "A lot of cheese is orange." "Non! No cheese ees that color. Cheese comes from zee milk. Zee milk, eet ees white. When 'ave you seen milk that looks like zat?" I held up the square of little slices and pointed at the bold-faced label. "Processed American Cheese." He snatched the package, without letting go of his hostage. And eyed it warily. "Eet says ‘cheese food.'" He looked up, obviously perplexed. "What ees thees? Zee cheese, it does not eat."
Author: Karen Chance
24. "Oddly enough, I find the best hostages are the live ones. - Karl"
Author: Kelley Armstrong
25. "Be careful, he says, the official US position will be that they refuse to negotiate for hostages, but they may try to enlist the U.N. to do it."
Author: Kenneth Cain
26. "If you do good things only because you fear punishment or rejection if you don't, does it really count? Think about it. Are they real choices or are you being held hostage?"
Author: Kimberly Giles
27. "I was sitting behind the book counter reading through a magazine someone had left behind and Tex was sitting in the middle of one of the couches, looking wild-eyed and frightening."This is boring," Tex said.I looked up from the extraordinary tale of the courage of a young man faced with a rare form of cancer and then looked back down without answering.What could I say? It was boring."Do something," Tex demanded.I looked up again."What do you want me to do?""I don't know, something. Isn't it on someone's schedule today to kidnap you and hold you hostage?"Oh, dear Lord."All the bad guys are either dead or behind bars," I told him."Bummer."rock chick 1"
Author: Kristen Ashely
28. "I have a wife, I have sons: all of them hostages given to fate."
Author: Lucan
29. "We have good security. It's hard to get in here. Barring a tactical entry where terrorists come in and hold us hostage, that's about the only thing that could possibly warrant me carrying a gun in the clubhouse. That's highly unlikely, and I admit that. But my personal belief is I don't want to suffer from the poor choices of others."
Author: Luke Scott
30. "Ten years ago I saw a documentary on the siege of that Moscow theater. After just forty-eight hours of the terrorists confining the hostages to their seats with no sleep, the lights blazing and being forced to pee their pants-although if the had to shit, they could do so in the orchestra pit-well,more than a few hostages just stood up and walked to the exit knowing they'd get shot in the back. Because the were DONE."
Author: Maria Semple
31. "We've clearly seen that Tea Party Republicans are willing to take our economy hostage just to score political points, but I'm not willing to do that."
Author: Martin Heinrich
32. "We're going balls to the walls, guys. Our sneak and peak just turned inti a hostage rescue."
Author: Melissa Cutler
33. "She tried to hurt Fitz!" He turned to Gabriel and Dick. "That'll get her mad. "Gabriel rolled his eyes. "She's been framed for murder twice over, shot in the back, her arms were set on fire, and her parents are being held hostage. You think tampered dog water is what's going to make her angry?""You tried to hurt my dog!" I wheezed as I lurched toward a grinning Missy."Oh, big deal, " Missy huffed. "It's the ugliest dog I've ever seen. ""You tried to hurt my dog, " I said again."I would have been doing you a favor. " Missy sneered."Nobody. Screws. With. My. Dog. " I growled, punctuating each word with a punch to Missy's face. I gave an upper cut to the chin that sent her flying back into a pile on the ground.Zeb grinned at Dick and Gabriel. "Told you."
Author: Molly Harper
34. "The polite thing would be to go back inside, give you privacy when you read it. But, I'm just not that mature.' 'It's nothing. Fine.' Feeling foolish, Laurel opened the envelope. You might think this is over, but you'd be wrong. I've taken your shoes hostage. Contact me within forty-eight hours, or the Pradas get it."
Author: Nora Roberts
35. "Personal affection is a luxury you can have only after all your enemies are eliminated. Until then, everyone you love is a hostage, sapping your courage and corrupting your judgment."
Author: Orson Scott Card
36. "Every love story,every commercial trade, every secret, every matter in which trust is involved, is a gentle transaction of hostages. Everything is, to a degree, in the custody of every other thing. Blackmail, kidnapping, then, are among the extreme violations of the deal. Anyway, I seem to be about to have Jim's child; at least, I think I will, and the thing is I haven't mentioned it to Jim."
Author: Renata Adler
37. "Don't be so afraid of opening up, that you hold yourself hostage. Let some light in. If you must turn away, close your eyes and take my hand. We can be brave together."
Author: Rita Said
38. "Recently , crowds of thousands gathered throughout the Muslim world - burning European embassies, issuing threats, taking hostages, even killing people - in protest over twelve cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that were first published in a Danish newspaper. When was the last atheist riot?"
Author: Sam Harris
39. "Almost all our suffering is the product of our thoughts. We spend nearly every moment of our lives lost in thought, and hostage to the character of those thoughts. You can break this spell, but it takes training just like it takes training to defend yourself against a physical assault."
Author: Sam Harris
40. "And what are your interests and hobbies, Nicholas?" Annabel asked faintly, sounding like a cross between a television interviewer and a hostage. Nick considered this for a minute, and then said "I like swords." Annabel leaned over her plate and asked, her voice changing "You fence?" "Not exactly," Nick drawled. "I'm more freestyle."
Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
41. "Your pet is not your friend. It is your hostage."
Author: Scott Dikkers
42. "I think we both need to work on our communication skills. (Kiara)I tried that once. (Nykyrian)And? (Kiara)Darling told me that I could never hold a job as a suicide counselor or hostage negotiator. He said my failure rate would become the stuff of legends. (Nykyrian)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
43. "He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune."
Author: Sorcha MacMurrough
44. "This hostage stuff is fun."
Author: Stephenie Meyer
45. "What the hell was she doing on the nonhostage side of a handgun?"
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
46. "Words are like seeds, I think, planted into our hearts at a tender age.They take root in us as we grow, settling deep into our souls. The good words plant well. They flourish and find homes in our hearts. They build trunks around our spines, steadying us when we're feeling most flimsy; planting our feet firmly when we're feeling most unsure. But the bad words grow poorly. Our trunks infest and spoil until we are hollow and housing the interests of others and not our own. We are forced to eat the fruit those words have borne, held hostage by the branches growing arms around our necks, suffocating us to death, one word at a time."
Author: Tahereh Mafi
47. "What I don't know don't keep me hostage. It's your love that locks me up and I want you to know that I love the way you make my heart tear up."
Author: Tegan Quin
48. "If you think we are going to gain ground by holding the American people hostage, saying that their taxes are at risk, I actually disagree."
Author: Tom Cole
49. "What the hell am I doing...? Escape holding myself as a hostage...? I won't be able to make it like that..."
Author: Tsugumi Ohba
50. "You ever want to negotiate a hostage situation in Quebec, I'm your man. Send me in for a little parley and the francophone miscreants will flee, hands over bleeding ears."
Author: Will Ferguson

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