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1. "The motherfucker really finds a way to say something very simple in a very complicated way," murmured Jean near Dan's ear. "How many words does it take him to say ‘I love you'?" "None." Dan murmured, smiling. "We're long beyond that."
Author: Aleksandr Voinov
2. "- Tu sais pourquoi Jean Barbek s'est arrêté de parler? lui demande-t-il.- C'est une des nombreuses choses qu'il n'a jamais dites."
Author: Alessandro Baricco
3. "This is where Jean's stubbornness and, perhaps, God's stubborn grace came into play. "My definition of grace would be multifaceted, but part of it would certainly be God's passion for brokenness. He does, he really does love brokenness," Jean told me. "Grace doesn't obsess with ourselves. It obsesses with people and with brokenness. This is a hard place to live, but God is bigger than hard places to live."
Author: Cathleen Falsani
4. "There's the house where that little red-haired girl lives... Maybe she'll see me, and come rushing out to thank me for the Christmas card I sent her... Maybe she'll even give me a hug... Maybe Billie Jean King will call me tonight, and invite me out to dinner."
Author: Charles M. Schulz
5. "How do I look?"She was wearing a pair of tiny jean shorts and a bright pink T-shirt. Her blond hair was matted on one side and there were dirt smudges all over her arms, legs, and face.Gabriel hesitated. "Like a Barbie doll that got run over by a garbage truck.""Wow. Really, Gabriel?"
Author: Chelsea Fine
6. "Jean's whole job is to protect Victoria. Jean is a very practical, very orderly, very disciplined person; she is the personality called the gatekeeper."
Author: Erika Slezak
7. "Right. But do you think I could face my children otherwise? You know what's going to happen as well as I do, Jack, and I hope and pray I can get Jem and Scout through it without bitterness, and most of all, without catching Maycomb's usual disease. Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a Nego comes up, is something I don't pretend to understand . . . I just hope that Jem and Scout come to me for their answers instead of listening to the town. I hope they trust me enough . . . Jean Louise?"My scalp jumped. I stuck my head around the corner. "Sir?""Go to bed."I scurried to my rom and went to bed. Uncle Jack was a prince of a fellow not to let me down. But I never figured out how Atticus knew I was listening, and it was not until many years later that I realized he wanted me to hear every word he said."
Author: Harper Lee
8. "Ma véritable vie est néeAprès que j'ai connu JeannotMaintenant nous mélangeons nosChaussures dans la cheminée?C'est pour toi que je fais des livresPour toi des pièces et des versJe les voudrais pareils au givreQue la vitre montre à l'envers?Cette nuit Noël va descendrePour nous réchauffer un peuCar il – comme la salamandrePose ses pieds sur le feu.(Poèmes de Noël de Jean Cocteau pour Jean Marais)"
Author: Jean Cocteau
9. "The moment you decide there is no such thing as defeat - you will never feel defeated again, rather - you will feel challenged to find new ways to succeed. - Kasey Jean Noll - Interview with Vita.MN"
Author: Kasey Jean Noll
10. "The biographies of the great men see their excesses as signs of their greatness. But Jean Rhys, in her biography, is read as borderline; Anaïs Nin is borderline; Djuna is borderline; etc. etc. Borderline personality disorder being an overwhelmingly gendered diagnosis. I write in Heroines: "The charges of borderline personality disorder are the same charges against girls writing literature, I realize—too emotional, too impulsive, no boundaries."
Author: Kate Zambreno
11. "Hey, yourself." I beamed at the cheerleading squad's captain and then leaned down to whisper to La La. "What's her name again?""Jackie." La La slung her jean satchel on her right shoulder and exhaled noisily. "I can't wait until you get out of your Shapeshifter horny phase.""The proper name is Season." I drank in Jackie's image as she jumped around, doing a cheer. Those round melons bounced with each movement. "And it usually takes Shifters seven to ten years to mature out of it, so buckle up and enjoy the ride."La La snorted."
Author: Kenya Wright
12. "Where other women ... were lovely, Annie Gamache was alive. Late, too late, Jean Guy Beauvoir had come to appreciate how very important it was, how very attractive it was, how very rare it was, to be fully alive."
Author: Louise Penny
13. "How often did he feel it now, this gorgeous, furtive seclusion? In the bath sometimes, maybe. Though Jean failed to understand his need for periodic isolation and regularly dragged him back to earth mid-soak by hammering on the locked door in search of bleach or dental floss."
Author: Mark Haddon
14. "So I left with Jean Claude and went to Paris, so when the Russians came to Prague, I was in Paris."
Author: Milos Forman
15. "The heart that bleeds, knows true heartache.-Nina Jean Slack"
Author: Nina Jean Slack
16. "Because I was a tennis player, Billie Jean King was a hero of mine."
Author: Sally Ride
17. "Maxilan, darling." Locke raised one eyebrow and smiled. "I knew you were driven, but I had no idea you could smoulder. Come, take me now! Jean won't mind; he'll avert his eyes like a gentleman."
Author: Scott Lynch
18. "Locke moaned.'Stop sobbing you big baby,' Jean hissed.'You must have at least half a glass of blood left somewhere in there.'But Locke was now well and truly unconscious..."
Author: Scott Lynch
19. "Oh, you know me." Jean reached behind his neck, down behind the loose leather vest he wore over his simple cotton tunic. He withdrew a pair of matching hatchets, each a foot and a half in length, with leather-wrapped handles and straight black blades that narrowed like scalpels. These were balanced with balls of blackened steel, each as wide around as a silver solon. The Wicked Sisters—Jean's weapons of choice. "I never travel alone. It's always the three of us."
Author: Scott Lynch
20. "[...] in diciannove anni Jean Valjean, l'inoffensivo potatore di Faverolles, grazie al trattamento della prigione era diventato il temibile galeotto di Tolone, capace di due specie di cattive azioni: di un misfatto rapido, impremeditato, istintivo, da compiersi in uno stato di stordimento come rappresaglia per il male sofferto; oppure anche di un misfatto grave, serio, discusso nella coscienza e premeditato con quel falso raziocinio che danno simili sciagure. Le sue premeditazioni passavano per le tre fasi successive che soltanto le nature di una certa tempra possono percorrere: ragionamento, volontà, ostinazione."
Author: Victor Hugo
21. "Who can be sure that Jean Valjean had not been on the verge of losing heart and giving up the struggle? In loving he recovered his strength. But the truth is that he was no less vulnerable than Cosette. He protected her and she sustained him. Thanks to him she could go forward into life, and thanks to her he could continue virtous. He was the child's support and she his mainstay. Sublime, unfathomable marvel of the balance of destiny!"
Author: Victor Hugo
22. "A week passed, and Jean Valjean had not taken a step in his room. He still remained in bed. The portress said to her husband:–"The good man upstairs yonder does not get up, he no longer eats, he will not last long. That man has his sorrows, that he has. You won't get it out of my head that his daughter has made a bad marriage."The porter replied, with the tone of marital sovereignty:"If he's rich, let him have a doctor. If he is not rich, let him go without. If he has no doctor he will die.""And if he has one?""He will die," said the porter."
Author: Victor Hugo
23. "Men command fewer words than they have ideas to express, and language, as Jean Paul said, is a dictionary of faded metaphors."
Author: Walter Lippmann

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