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1. "Who are these people sharing the street with me? What is going on in their worlds, inside their heads? Are they in love? If so, is it the kind that Mum and Dad have? Based on having things in common, like raspberry picking and a love of dogs, and Shakespeare, and long country walks? Or is it the knock-you-out, eat-you-up, set-you-on-fire kind of love that I have longed for-and avoided-all my life?"
Author: Alison Larkin
2. "It was less like seeing than like being for the first time seen, knocked breathless by a powerful glance."
Author: Annie Dillard
3. "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."
Author: Anonymous
4. "It's not just the physical aspect of boxing, it's the whole fighter mentality that has been ingrained in me through the years as a competitive athlete. One of the hardest things you'll ever do is to box - to get into the ring and to face off with somebody whose whole goal is to knock you out, to hurt you, and to be able to fight back."
Author: Cara Castronuova
5. "And second, keep in mind that you are a weapon. In theory, when you're done with training, you should be able to kick a hole in a wall or knock out a moose with a single punch.""I would never hit a moose," said Clary. "They're endangered."
Author: Cassandra Clare
6. "I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I'm not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures like sex, drugs or gambling (though I'm not knocking them), but something that will bring true and lasting happiness. The kind that sticks."
Author: Dalai Lama XIV
7. "From day one it was like society was this violent, complicated dance and everybody had taken lessons but me. Knocked to the floor again, climbing to my feet each time, bloody and humiliated. Always met with disapproving faces, waiting for me to leave so I'd stop fucking up the party.The wanted to push me outside, where the freaks huddled in the cold. Out there with the misfits, the broken, the glazed-eye types who can only watch as the normals enjoy their shiny new cars and careers and marriages and vacations with the kids.The freaks spend their lives shambling around, wondering how they got left out, mumbling about conspiracy theories and bigfoot sightings. Their encounters with the world are marked by awkward conversations and stifled laughter, hidden smirks and rolled eyes. And worst of all, pity."
Author: David Wong
8. "He picked up the skull and knocked an onion ring out of its eye socket. "I see Sophie has been busy again. Couldn't you have restrained her, my friend?" The skull yattered its teeth at him. Howl put it down rather hastily."
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
9. "It was never a conscious decision - I was introducing myself as Duffy and my friends were calling me Duffy, so I just knocked off the first half of my name. For me it's no big deal, but a lot of people want to unearth why I've called myself this. It's just what I'm known as, you know."
Author: Duffy
10. "It is through the tender austerity of our troubles that the Son of Man comes knocking. In every event He seeks an entrance to my heart, yes, even in my most helpless, futile, fruitless moments. The very cracks and empty crannies of my life, my perplexities and hurts and botched-up jobs, He wants to fill with Himself, His joy, His life...He urges me to learn of Him: 'I am gentle and humble in heart."
Author: Elisabeth Elliot
11. "Hall, you should have died. Do pushups for being alive." Greg Hall knocked out twenty happy pushups and yelled, "Hooyah for being alive."
Author: Eric Greitens
12. "Any man who knocks on the door of a brothel is looking for God."
Author: Graham Greene
13. "When we were still living at home, all he ever drank was cola, huge amounts of it; he had no problem knocking back an entire king-size bottle at dinnertime. Then he would produce these gigantic belches, for which he was sometimes sent to his room, belches that lasted ten years or longer--like subterranean thunder rolling up and exploding from somewhere deep down in his stomach--and for which he enjoyed a certain schoolyard fame: among the boys, that is, for he knew even then that girls were only repulsed by burps and farts."
Author: Herman Koch
14. "When you stumble, keep faith. And when you're knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can't or shouldn't go on."
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
15. "I can't wait to knock you up and have a whole team of little baseball players around this place!"
Author: J. Sterling
16. "I used to think like Moses. That knocked me down for a couple years and put me in prison. Then I start thinking like Job. Job waited and became the wealthiest and richest man ever 'cause he believed in God."
Author: James Brown
17. "So I say to you, Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you."
Author: Jesus Christ
18. "Matt hit the floor with a wheeze, and then it was Ty's turn to be smug. "Gotcha."Hell, no. They'd been at it for thirty minutes, and Matt was exhausted to the bone, but the last one down had to buy breakfast. Kicking out, he knocked Ty's feet from beneath him. Then it was Ty's turn to land with a satisfying thud."Jesus," Josh muttered from the weight bench.Josh was also a good friend, but he didn't know much about having fun. He was a doctor, which left his taste for occasional recreational violence greatly diminished. "You keep going at each other like that," Josh said, "and you'll end up in my ER."Breathless, Matt rolled to his back. "Sorry, I only play doctor with the ladies."
Author: Jill Shalvis
19. "Being on the run, having to change the way that you do business, being unable to plan in a safe and secure environment, always looking over your shoulder, knowing that some day somebody's going to knock on your door and it's going to be your last."
Author: John Abizaid
20. "I'm not blind,you know." His gaze flicked down to her breasts, interestingly encased in her tight riding habit. "I can see very well."Her cheeks flushed, and she tried to pull away again.Behind Dougal came a bang, like the sound of a large door slamming, and Sophia's eyes widened. "Angus, no!" she cried."Ye misbegotten bounder!" Angus roared.Dougal turned just in time to see a huge fist hit him squarely in the eye.Thanks to Sophia, who'd jumped up and clung tightly to Angus's huge arm, the punch was softened. Otherwise, not only would it have knocked Dougal down (which it did), and not only would it have sent the world dark (which it did), and not only would it have blackened his eye (which it did), but it also might have killed him. Instead, Angus's slowed fist merely smashed into Dougal's face, spun him around, and laid him out as neatly as a piece of firewood."
Author: Karen Hawkins
21. "When someone knocks you down get back on your feet. don't fight because that makes things worst, all you need to do is turn the other cheek, don't give into them, don't give them the power."
Author: Kat Calhoun
22. "Always check the peephole before answering the door. You never know who's on the other side.Translation: serial killers knock before attacking."
Author: Katie McGarry
23. "Immy knocked on his open door. "Mr. Mallett?"The look on his narrow face was pained. "What's with the Mr. Mallett? When you don't call me Mike, it's usually trouble."
Author: Kaye George
24. "He knocked on the wall again. "Go check on Reth. But be careful. I haven't slept on purpose in way too long, so I'm going to bed. And since I'll be asleep anyway, come sleep next to me when you get back in, okay?"I forced my voice to come out light and teasing. "Only if you're wearing footie pajamas."He laughed. "I'll see if I can find a pair."
Author: Kiersten White
25. "Okay, my man, in a minute you are gonna hear a bunch of shit that's gonna knock your socks off. So, two seconds to prepare, Ivey is my best friend, outside you my only real one, as you know. What you don't know, she is not my lover. She's my friend. And I'm gay. You tell anyone, I'll shoot you and you know I'm not fucking with you about that. Deal with it. We gotta move on, like, now."
Author: Kristen Ashley
26. "Hurry," she breathed.Man, talk about pressure. He was supposed to get it up while demon hordes were trying to kill him, and Satan himself was knocking at the door."
Author: Larissa Ione
27. "I was being sincere. Hold on to it as long as you can, Lark. Life knocks the stuffing out of youeventually. Look at me. Look at Cade. As long as things are simple, keep them that way. As long asunrequited liking is the least of your worries . . . it's not so bad.""It feels bad.""I know. Take comfort in the fact that that actually makes you pretty normal.""Not comforted."He laughed. "That's normal too.""Shut up.""Love you too." He didn't say it often enough. But it had never been easy for him to say.That earned him a smile. "I do. Love you, you know. Thanks for trying. And thanks for . . . beingwilling to kill someone for me.""It's what brothers are for. 'Night"
Author: Maisey Yates
28. "But sometimes illumination comes to our rescue at the very moment when all seems lost; we have knocked at every door and they open on nothing until, at last, we stumble unconsciously against the only one through which we can enter the kingdom we have sought in vain a hundred years - and it opens."
Author: Marcel Proust
29. "The flyscreen door is torn at the edges. Fraying. I open it and knock on the wood. The sound rhymes with my heartbeat."
Author: Markus Zusak
30. "She's a woman. Like a chameleon does, a woman quietly blends into all the parts of her life. Sometimes you can hardly tell she's there, she's so quiet going on about her business. Feed the baby. Muck the stables. Make soup from stones. Make a sheet into a dress. She doesn't count on destiny for anything. She knows its her own hands, her own arms, her own thighs and breasts that have to do the work. Destiny is bigger in men's lives. Destiny is a welcome guest in a man's house. She barely knocks and he's there to open the door. "Yes, yes. You do it," he says to destiny and lumbers back to his chair."
Author: Marlena De Blasi
31. "From: abainbr@thewillingschool.orgTo: fmarino@thewillingschool.orgDate: Novembe 22, 12:05 a.m.Subject: Here's one for you. Knock.Knock.From: fmarino@thewillingschool.orgTo: abainbr@thewillingschool.orgDate: November 22, 10:34 a.m.Subject: Um... Who's there?From: abainbr@thewillingschool.orgTo: fmarino@thewillingschool.orgDate: November 22, 10:56 a.m.Subject: Re: Um...Tuna.From: fmarino@thewllingschool.orgTo: abainbr@thewillingschool.orgDate: November 22, 10:34 a.m.Subject: Re:Re: Um... Tuna who?From: abainbr@thewillingschool.orgTo: fmarino@thewillingschool.orgDate: November 22, 9:02 p.m.Subject: Re:Re:Re: Um...Tuna down ya radio.I'm'a tryin' to sleep here!"
Author: Melissa Jensen
32. "Olivia began the search feeling calm, numb even. She did not wish to break the chest unless she had to, and the quantity of papers had multiplied in her absence, appearing on the nightstand, taking up a new shelf on the bookcase. But as she searched, heedless of what she knocked over, or pages she ripped in her haste, her actions began to summon a different mood. She tore through the papers as though she were in the grip of some silent, unfolding hysteria."
Author: Meredith Duran
33. "I wish the Lord would just knock me over with kindness and goodness and simple purity, because I don't seem to be getting the knack of it on my own."
Author: Nancy E. Turner
34. "Living is getting knocked down time and again, then standing up time and again, and once more. It's easy to act honorable when things are coming along and all your pastures are green. Plenty difficult when the ground is dried and burned and people have connived to take even that from you. I'll sell this place, or I'll lose it. I'll go on. People who don't have hard times aren't living."
Author: Nancy E. Turner
35. "Luck is blind, they say. It can't see where it's going and keeps running into people…and the people it knocks into we call lucky! Well, to hell with luck if it's like that, I say!"
Author: Nikos Kazantzakis
36. "You come to nature with all her theories, and she knocks them all flat."
Author: Pierre Auguste Renoir
37. "Don't start that again. It's not my fault you don't have any masculine aprons.""That's because aprons aren't masculine, genius.""Don't make me have you for dinner, princess.""Whatever, Betty Crocker. Knock yourself out."
Author: Rachael Wade
38. "Apparently the complete works of Shakespeare packed quite a wallop. To think, my mother said I'd never find use for an English degree. Ha! I'd like to see her knock someone silly with an apron and a cookie press."
Author: Rachel Vincent
39. "Too often, the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the two locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it's too late."
Author: Rita Coolidge
40. "You know, IBM was almost knocked out of the box by other types of computer software and manufacturing."
Author: Roy Romer
41. "I once fell 20 feet from a tree, was knocked unconscious, and when I picked myself up and straggled home, my parents thought I was making it up. However, when my brother and I fabricated a story about an encounter with a bear, they believed that! So maybe I learned very early on that fiction was more interesting to listeners!"
Author: Sharon Creech
42. "You stubborn bastard. Take it from someone who knows firsthand, there's a lot to be said for forgiveness. Grudges seldom hurt anyone except the one bearing them.""And there's a lot to be said for knocking enemies upside their heads and cracking skulls open."Ash & Urian"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
43. "We are the eyes of the world - I knock on your heart, We do not need a key. Our lips, they flow like an endless river; And wake up and dream on the edge of the era."
Author: Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann
44. "English doesn't borrow from other languages. English follows other languages down dark alleys, knocks them over and goes through their pockets for loose grammar."
Author: Terry Pratchett
45. "I can not stop despair but I can stand up & speak truthfully against it to make it uncomfortable every time it knocks on my door!Bullying Ben"
Author: Timothy Pina
46. "We have become so obsessed by numbers and by bottom lines that beauty and truth has been knocked aside."
Author: Tom Hodgkinson
47. "Listen. There is a sound like the knocking of railway trucks in a siding. That is the happy concatenation of one event following another in our lives. Knock, knock, knock. Must, must, must. Must go, must sleep, must wake, must get up — sober, merciful word which we pretend to revile, which we press tight to our hearts, without which we should be undone. How we worship that sound like the knocking together of trucks in a siding!"
Author: Virginia Woolf
48. "The reason so many people never get anywhere in life is because when opportunity knocks, they are out in the backyard looking for four-leaf clovers."
Author: Walter Chrysler
49. "[Inigo corners Count Rugen, knocks his sword aside, and slashes his cheek, giving him a scar just like Inigo's] Inigo Montoya: Offer me money. Count Rugen: Yes! Inigo Montoya: Power, too, promise me that. [He slashes his other cheek] Count Rugen: All that I have and more. Please... Inigo Montoya: Offer me anything I ask for. Count Rugen: Anything you want... [Rugen knocks Inigo's sword aside and lunges. But Inigo traps his arm and aims his sword at Rugen's stomach] Inigo Montoya: I want my father back, you son of a bitch!"
Author: William Goldman
50. "Knock... and ask your heart what it doth know."
Author: William Shakespeare

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Anne Lamott's priest friend Tom, how to get through:"Left foot, right foot, left foot, breathe," he said. "Right foot, left foot, right foot, breathe." Salon April 25, 2003"
Author: Anne Lamott

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