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1. "The Russian action in Chechnya could be likened to the British Army reducing Edinburgh to rubble and expelling a couple of million Scottish people in response to a unilateral declaration of independence by Scotland"
Author: Amjad M. Jaimoukha
2. "For Christ's sake, Ian, he was stealing your cash! I hope you at least wore a raincoat, you feel me?Ian blinked. Why would I want a raincoat, Joel? I was having sex.Joel put his face in his hands, closed his eyes tight, and prayed that when he looked up and opened then Ian would be kidding.He wasn't"
Author: Amy Lane
3. "Ad they entered Berlin, while still killing off the last of its German defenders, The Russians indulged in an orgy of rape and rage beyond the bounds of human Imagination. Over the course of ten days, about 130,000 women were raped---"
Author: Andrei Cherny
4. "Me through Baker Street. As I passed the well-remembered door, which must always be associated in my mind with my wooing, and with the dark incidents of the Study in Scarlet, I was seized with a keen desire to see Holmes again, and to know how he was employing his extraordinary powers. His rooms were brilliantly lit, and, even as I looked up, I saw his tall, spare figure pass twice in a dark silhouette against the blind. He was pacing the room swiftly, eagerly, with his head sunk upon his chest and his hands clasped behind him. To me, who knew"
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
5. "Even the Australians don't know how beautiful their own country is. Particularly where we were shooting 'The Straits.' Most of my stuff was done on an aboriginal settlement on the south shore, opposite Cairns, which I believe was the site where the last person was eaten in Australia."
Author: Brian Cox
6. "My mother was a classical pianist and my stepfather was an industrialist who was passionate about composing contemporary music."
Author: Carla Bruni
7. "Both my brothers became physicians and I, of course, wandered into a business where the undisciplined are welcome."
Author: Carroll O'Connor
8. "We are like dwarfs standing on the shoulders of giants; thanks to them, we see farther than they. Busying ourselves with the treatises written by the ancients, we take their choice thoughts, buried by age and human neglect, and we raise them, as it were from death to renewed life." -Peter of Blois (d. 1212)."
Author: Carter Lindberg
9. "That thing that looks like me but isn't? He'll burn down the world if Sebastian wants him to, and laugh while he's doing it. That's what you're saving, Clary. That. Don't you understand? I'd rather be dead—"
Author: Cassandra Clare
10. "Helpfiles are traditionally outnumbered by no-help files, which superficially resemble a helpfile in form but not in content because they don't actually tell you anything you don't already know, or they answer every question except the one you're asking, or you open them and a giant animated paper clip leaps out and cheerfully asks where you want to go today. And wikis are worse."
Author: Charles Stross Cory Doctorow
11. "It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquillity: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it. Millions are condemned to a stiller doom than mine, and millions are in silent revolt against their lot. Nobody knows how many rebellions besides political rebellions ferment in the masses of life which people earth. Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts, as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, to absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags. It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex."
Author: Charlotte Brontë
12. "Charlie guardò con più attenzione il roditore che la bimba aveva sbattuto sul vassoio, quasi volesse renderne più tenera la carne. La testolina sembrava fradicia. "In bocca. Se lo è messo in bocca". Afferrò una salvietta di carta dal rotolo che teneva sul piano di lavoro e cominciò a strofinare l'interno dell bocca della bimba. Lei canticchiava mentre cercava di mangiare quel pezzo di carta, pensando fosse parte del gioco."In ogni caso, dov'è la signora Ling?""Lei deve andare a prendere la ricetta, così io guardo Sophie per un poco. E piccoli orsi sono felici, mentre io vado al bagno""Criceti, signora Korjev. Non orsi. Quanto tempo c'è rimasta?""Forse cinque minuti. Penso che ho strappo all'ano, a causa di spinte violente"."
Author: Christopher Moore
13. "America may be the best country in the world, but that's kind of like being the valedictorian of summer school."
Author: Dennis Miller
14. "Remember that it's only by going off the track that you get to know the country...And don't, let me beg you, go with that awful tourist idea that Italy's only a museum of antiquities and art. Love and understand the Italians, for the people are more marvelous than the land."
Author: E.M. Forster
15. "I am an anarch in space, a metahistorian in time. Hence I am committed to neither the political present nor tradition; I am blank and also open and potent in any direction. Dear old Dad, in contrast, still pours his wine into the same decaying old wineskins, he still believes in a constitution when nothing and no one constitutes anything."
Author: Ernst Jünger
16. "Anyway, there is one thing I have learned and that is not to dress uncomfortably, in styles which hurt: winklepicker shoes that cripple your feet and tight pants that squash your balls. Indian clothes are better."
Author: George Harrison
17. "As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery, fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural, there would no longer be the means for writing one note."
Author: Georges Bizet
18. "He greeted me in his usual attire - pajama pants. "Hey stranger!" he said, hugging me for a few long seconds. "I've already set up the board. Can I get you some rose"I nodded, overwhelmingly relieved to be with another human being - even if he was really a wolf in grandma's clothing. Or was he just a wolf in wolf's clothing? After all, he wore pajamas... Hmmm. I contemplated all this as he poured me a glass of wine."Mind if I smoke?" he asked as he lit up a joint and motioned me over to the sleek brown couch. Italian, of course.Through the three windows that faced south, north, and west, I saw the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island, where I had paid to have my parents' names inscribed in the immigrant wall of honor. Some American Dream this was!"
Author: Inna Swinton
19. "The Italians say "Chow." To them it means "Bye," but to me it means food. Of the greetings, goodbye is the desert."
Author: Jarod Kintz
20. "As it says on the Tshirts:'I don't scare easily - I'm a librarian.', which was the polite version of the original:'Don't give me any of your shit - I'm a librarian."
Author: Jasper Fforde
21. "I am not a Christian artist, I am an artist who is a Christian."
Author: Johnny Cash
22. "Some of the immediate causes of Jack Abramoff's troubles were some Indian elections that went bad for him."
Author: Joshua Micah Marshall
23. "I understand felicitations are in order."Ian started. His betrothal to Christina, which was about to be broken, was not yet common knowledge."Christina Taylor is a lovely young woman. I knew her grandfather and her uncles, and, of course, her father, the Earl of Melbourne. She'll make you a fine wife, Ian.""Inasmuch as bigamy is a crime in this country, I find that unlikely."Startled by the discovery that his information was apparently incorrect, Edward took another swallow of champagne and asked, "May I ask who the fortunate young woman is, then?"Ian opened his mouth to tell him to go to hell, but there was something alarming about the way his grandfather was slowly putting his glass down."
Author: Judith McNaught
24. "At ten, I couldn't articulate much but I got the message: to be a true historian, you had to mourn amply and well. (spoken by narrator Ava Bigtree in Swamplandia!)"
Author: Karen Russell
25. "Why's the faerie so obsessed with you anyway? You're not that cute." (Arianna to Evie)"
Author: Kiersten White
26. "I think it's one of my favourite theatres ever, so quirky and wonderful and steeped in history. The space is wonderful and the acoustics are brilliant."
Author: Louise Jameson
27. "Would we be so enamored with dystopian fiction if we lived in a culture where violent death was a major concern? It wouldn't be escapism."
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
28. "We want non-Christians to understand the essentials of our faith so that whether they receive or reject Jesus,"
Author: Mark Driscoll
29. "A virtuous man may have a choleric or a sanguine constitution, be gay or grave, unreproved, be firm till he is almost over-bearing, or weakly subsmissive, have no will or opinion of his own; but all women are to be levelled, by meekness and docility, into one character of yielding softness and gentle compliance"
Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
30. "Wait a minute," Hadrian said. "Was it a beat-up brown leather notebook?About this big?" He gestured with his hands."Yes," the Patriarch said.Arista looked back and forth between them. "How do you know that?""I know it because I have lived in the Crown Tower," the Patriarchsaid."And you?" Arista looked at Hadrian, who hesitated."Ha-ha! Of course, of course. I knew it!" Cosmos DeLur chuckled andclapped his hands together in single applause while smiling at Hadrian."Such a wonderfully delightful rumor as that had to be true. That isan exquisite accomplishment.""You stole it?" Arista asked."Yes, he did," the Patriarch declared."Actually," Hadrian said, "Royce and I did, but we put it back the next night."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
31. "When I look back on my life, I wonder how I survived - my mother said I had a guardian angel."
Author: Micky Dolenz
32. "Vampires are fond of their games. But the games that They play are different than the variants that I'm familiar with. The rules were made to be bent, broken, shattered—and somebody always gets hurt.Always."
Author: Nenia Campbell
33. "Saint Paul was proud of his Roman citizenship, and his letter to various Christian communities in the empire presupposed an effective communications system that only Roman government, law, and military might allowed."The Church's administration evolved as the imperial government's structured was modified over time. An archbishop ruled a large territory that the Romans called a province. A bishop ruled a diocese, a smaller Roman administrative unit dominated by a large city."The capitals of the eastern and western parts of the empire -- Constantinople and Rome -- came in time to signify unusual and superior power for the bishops resident there. When the Roman state was dissolved in the Latin-speaking world around 458 A.D., the pope replaced the emperor as the political leader of the Eternal City."
Author: Norman F. Cantor
34. "He's such a dear, Mr. Garnet. A beautiful, pure, bred Persian. He has taken prizes.""He's always taking something - generally food."
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
35. "Ernest once told me that the word paradise was a Persian words that meant walled garden. I knew then that he understood how necessary the promises we made to each other were to our happiness. You couldn't have real freedom unless you knew were the walls were and tended to them. We could lean on the walls because they existed; they existed because we leaned on them."
Author: Paula McLain
36. "He is not valiant that dares die, but he that boldly bears calamity."
Author: Philip Massinger
37. "And everything stopped quite rapidly because I knew that nobody in Europe was able to go to space. It was the privilege of being either American or Russian."
Author: Philippe Perrin
38. "Mr. Klamp laid down the law. No tardiness, no talking above 40 decibels, no untied shoelaces, no visible undergarments, no eating, no chewing gum, no chewing tobacco, no chewing betel nuts, no chewing coca leaves, no chewing out students (unless Mr. Klamp was doing the chewing out), no chewing out teachers (unless ditto), no unnecessary displays of temper (unless ditto), no unnecessary displays of affection (no exceptions), no pets over one ounce or under one ton, and no singing, except in Bulgarian. I began to think Mr Klamp wouldn't be so bad..."
Author: Polly Shulman
39. "He turns back to me, a strong hand swooping down and sculpting hair off my face, familiar looking arms curling back around me and cradling me into a chest harder and hotter than a mountain left baking in the Australian outback."
Author: Poppet
40. "Rose," she said, leaning toward me. "I'm going to be blunt with you. I'm not going to give you lectures or demand any explanations. Honestly, since you aren't my student anymore, I don't have the right to ask or tell you anything." It was like what Adrian had said. "You can lecture," I told her. "I've always respected you and want to hear what you have to say." The ghost of a smile flashed on her face. "All right, here it is. You screwed up." "Wow. You weren't kidding about bluntness."
Author: Richelle Mead
41. "Sorry, Sage. Last I checked, you aren't an expert insocial matters...""At least I take action. You? You let the world go bywithout you. You have no spine. You don't fight back.""You don't know the first thing about me, Adrian Ivashkov. I fight back plenty."
Author: Richelle Mead
42. "The Haitians, who knew something about suffering and survival, had a beautiful phrase... The Translation is not perfect, but the nut of it was: 'The season of pain is never over until the sky begins to cry."
Author: Rick Bragg
43. "It is a lesson of the sixties: liberals get in the biggest political trouble - whether instituting open housing, civilian compliant review boards, or sex education programs - when they presume that a reform is an inevitable comcomitant of progress. It is then they are most likely to establish their reforms by top-down bureaucratic means. A blindsiding backlash often ensues."
Author: Rick Perlstein
44. "I picked up Pandora's jar. The spirit of Hope fluttered inside, trying to warm the cold container."Hestia," I said, "I give this to you as an offering."The goddess tilted her head. "I am the least of the gods. Why wouldyou trust me with this?""You're the last Olympian," I said. "And the most important.""And why is that, Percy Jackson?""Because Hope survives best at the hearth," I said. "Guard it for me,and I won't be tempted to give up again."
Author: Rick Riordan
45. "With Australians we're saying we're going to win before we start playing and pretty much keep on saying that."
Author: Shane Warne
46. "I forgive you, Sir Knight," said Rowena, "as a Christian.""That means," said Wamba, "that she does not forgive him at all."
Author: Sir Walter Scott
47. "In that moment, I understand the way that the noblest yearning for duty and sacrifice can be mixed up with all that is savage and shameful, like in the Bible, where a just and merciful God tells you to kill everyone, kill the children, kill the livestock, kill John Polling, leave nothing alive to sully this pure and just world. Except when it's all done you find out that wasn't really God after all, just some politician, or maybe it was God, but he taps you on the shoulder and says, 'No, dude, that isn't what I meant,' and leaves you sitting in a Dairy Queen in Bothell with blood on your hands and no further orders..."
Author: Stuart Archer Cohen
48. "Prominent Christians in Constantine's time waited to be baptized until their deathbeds lest they commit a "major"sin that couldn't be forgiven of those already baptized. Others felt anyone who did anything to avoid martyrdom were apostates had no valid subsequent ministry."
Author: Thomas F. Madden
49. "First, I had no idea you were married. Somehow, I don't think Trillian knows, either.""I married Smoky and Morio to forge a soul bond so I could use their powers to search for Trillian, since we thought he was captured and in danger." She stopped, blanching. "You mean I got married for no reason?"Smoky cleared his throat. "I think we've just been insulted," he said.Morio sniggered. "Sounds like it."
Author: Yasmine Galenorn
50. "I try to stay a civilian, to live as a human, not as a poet."
Author: Yehuda Amichai

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You pigs, you. You rut like pigs, is all. You got the most in you, and you use the least. You hear me, you? Got a million in you and spend pennies. Got a genius in you and think crazies. Got a heart in you and feel empties. All a you. Every you...'[...]Take a war to make you spend. Take a jam to make you think. Take a challenge to make you great. Rest of the time you sit around lazy, you. Pigs, you! All right, God damn you! I challenge you, me. Die or live and be great. Blow yourselves to Christ gone or come and find me, Gully Foyle, and I make you men. I make you great. I give you the stars."
Author: Alfred Bester

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