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1. "She remained silent. There was nothing left to say. He'd said it all the night before. He had to end it. He could never leave his wife. And, in fact, she had known this. Although she loved him - and truly she did - he wasn't hers. He belonged to his wife. She'd earned him. It didn't matter that he was her first love or that she was his passion. It didn't matter that they had loved one another for more than half their lives. It didn't matter that he had married his wife on the rebound. It didn't matter that he didn't love the woman. It didn't even matter that they had turned into some soap-opera cliche. He was married to someone else and that meant that she was leftovers and destined to remain on the periphery in the shadow of another woman's marriage. But no more. She was well and truly sick of it."
Author: Anna McPartlin
2. "The life we lead is a front for all which the frightful criminal filthymindedness of some of us has left us. A grotesque masquerade of acts & sentiments. Our ideas are only the leftovers of a breath, breath of our choked & trussed lungs."
Author: Antonin Artaud
3. "Glen had a disability more disfiguring than a burn and more terrifying than cancer. Glen had been born on the day after Christmas. "My parents just combine my birthday with Christmas, that's all," he explained.But we knew this was a lie. Glen's parents just wrapped a couple of his Christmas presents in birthday-themed wrapping paper, stuck some candles in a supermarket cake, and had a dinner of Christmas leftovers."
Author: Augusten Burroughs
4. "Figurative expressions are testament to the continuing validity of outmoded knowledge for life. No one captures romance by asking, ‘What do your diminished levels of serotonin tell you?' The day scientific terms finally catch up with poetry they too will become passé, the mushy leftovers salvaged from a kitchen fire."
Author: Bauvard
5. "My wife cooks. I can't cook. I can remix leftovers pretty good, though."
Author: Big Boi
6. "The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."
Author: Calvin Trillin
7. "What I've got here are my own constraints. I'm challenging myself, using found objects and making stuff that throws all this computational capacity at, you know, these trivial problems, like car-driving Elmo clusters and seashell toaster-robots. We have so much capacity that the trivia expands to fill it. And all that capacity is junk-capacity, it's leftovers. There's enough computational capacity in a junkyard to launch a space-program, and that's by design. Remember the iPod? Why do you think it was so prone to scratching and going all gunky after a year in your pocket? Why would Apple build a handheld technology out of materials that turned to shit if you looked at them cross-eyed? It's because the iPod was only meant to last a year!"
Author: Cory Doctorow
8. "I unwrapped my love for her like one might unwrap leftovers. Gotta eat up the old stuff first, as a cannibal might say in a retirement home."
Author: Dark Jar Tin Zoo
9. "My favorite time of day is to get up and eat leftovers from dinner, especially spicy food."
Author: David Byrne
10. "21Most food goes to waste in affluent societies. When we throw leftovers into the garbage, it goes to waste. When we eat more food than we need, it goes to waist."
Author: Earle Gray
11. "I told him to enjoy dinner and have a nice life. then i looked at her and told her she could have my leftovers because i dont share. Thats when i stood up and walked out."
Author: Emma Nichols
12. "Guess what, Jesus loves to walk with us. He loves to be with us all the time—not just in the scheduled time or in the leftovers. The only change He wants is our hearts.Let's change by rearranging the change."
Author: Eric Samuel Timm
13. "He never looked better, nor had he been loved more, not had the breeding of his animals been wilder. There was a slaughtering of so many cows, pigs and chickens for the endless parties that the ground in the courtyard turned black and muddy with so much blood. It was an eternal execution of bones and innards, a mud pit of leftovers, and they had to keep exploding dynamite bombs all the time so that the buzzards would not pluck out the guests' eyes."
Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
14. "An old cardboard box: you think it but you don't say it.Leftovers, that are swept up and glued together.I am your alipte, I say, I am your personal trainer and masseuse. I oil you.But there's no ointment against the bad thoughts and phantasms."
Author: Hélène Cixous
15. "At the Arrivals gate, we are greeted by a small crowd, watching us with hungry eyes or eyesockets. We drop our cargo on the floor: two mostly intact men, a few meaty legs, and a dismembered torso, all still warm. Call it leftovers. Call it takeout. Our fellow Dead fall on them and feast right there on the floor like animals. The life remaining in those cells will keep them from full-dying, but the Dead who don't hunt will never quite be satisfied. Like men at sea deprived of fresh fruit, they will wither in their deficiencies, weak and perpetually empty, because the new hunger is a lonely monster. It grudgingly accepts the brown meat and lukewarm blood, but what it craves is closeness, that grim sense of connection that courses between their eyes and ours in those final moments, like some dark negative of love."
Author: Isaac Marion
16. "She had been born to cradle other people's children, wear their hand-me-down clothing, eat their leftovers, live on borrowed happiness and grief, grow old beneath other people's roofs, die one day in her miserable little room in the far courtyard in a bed that did not belong to her, and be buried in a common grave in the public cemetery."
Author: Isabel Allende
17. "I had no systematic way of learning but proceeded like a quilt maker, a patch of knowledge here a patch there but lovingly knitted. I would hungrily devour the intellectual scraps and leftovers of the learned."
Author: Ishmael Reed
18. "I've got a sizeable retirement nest egg. It's an ostrich egg, and it's going to make an omelet so big that it'll produce enough leftovers for decades."
Author: Jarod Kintz
19. "Yesterday, at the company party, I made a joke and everyone laughed and said, "Hey, now there's the Jarod Kintz we all know and love." and I smiled, but inside I thought, "Actually, the Jarod Kintz you know and love was my clone, who I had to murder because he kept eating all my leftovers."
Author: Jarod Kintz
20. "I'm building a hot air balloon out of my love for you. I'm starting with the hot air, and then I'm going to surround that with saran wrap, because after all, I'm only using leftovers."
Author: Jarod Kintz
21. "It's amazing that a thin film of plastic wrap is enough to protect food against the aggression of hungry marauders. Or maybe the plastic cover doesn't act as a shield, but rather the starving mob is staved off by one simple word: Leftovers."
Author: Jarod Kintz
22. "My love is like leftovers, and her image is the original meal. I should have eaten it all in one sitting."
Author: Jarod Kintz
23. "Dear Edmond,When I got home last night I noticed that you were asleep. I also noticed that you had gone to Morton's Steakhouse and there were leftovers in the fridge. Renaldo and Ruprecht were asleep, so I examined the boxes a little more closely. On them you had written "Edmond" and underlined your name. And then next to it you had written "Do Not Eat!" So I honored your wish, and I ate all your food, thus removing the temptation for you to eat it. It was great! You're such a great friend, with a strong will, too. But even the strongest wills get tested. I know that just as much as you do."
Author: Jarod Kintz
24. "Once, I was a master at recycling leftovers. Now I cultivate the art of simmering memories."
Author: Jean Dominique Bauby
25. "We sometimes get together with others hoping their mood will elevate ours. In a way, we want to bring leftovers to the potluck and we're hoping to fill our plates with apple pie. Energy tells us why this won't happen.When we show up for a buffet of conversations, we will be drawn to the moods that reflect what we brought with us. Our feelings, beliefs, and thoughts seek similar energy fields."
Author: Jeanne McElvaney
26. "It's not leftovers that are wasteful, but those who either don't know what to do with them or can't be bothered."
Author: Julian Baggini
27. "But nothing beats a Woody Allen film on a Sunday night, with a glass of wine and some leftovers."
Author: Kate Fleetwood
28. "Outside my bike, never has anything important in my life been just mine." My body stilled, so did my heart, and my eyes locked with his. He started moving again, slowly, deeply and he kept talking. "Always castoffs, leftovers, used, sometimes even food from the dumpsters." My heart started beating again, only to trip over itself; my breath came fast, not only from what was happening to my body but what he was saying. "Vance-" His lips came to mine, his hands moved out of my hair and went to the side of my face and he stared in my eyes, pressing deep inside. "Mine," he muttered, his deep voice hoarse, that fierce undercurrent there. His tone caused a shiver to run through me, straight through to my soul. Then he kissed me."
Author: Kristen Ashley
29. "She was all-out, delighted enthusiasm, like a stupid, bubbling stream, and the guy would just cup that in his hands for the hell of it, splash his face with it, and drop the leftovers back into the river."
Author: Laura Florand
30. "I tore the crusts off my grilled cheese sandwich and set them aside to throw out for the birds. Their motives were pure -- hunger, thirst, shelter -- and they didn't mind leftovers."
Author: Laura Wiess
31. "Weren't you wearing a purity ring when we got here? Aren't you supposed to be saving yourself?" Shanti asked. "Yeah," Mary Lou answered. "And then I thought, for what? You save leftovers. My sex is not a leftover, and it is not a Christmas present."
Author: Libba Bray
32. "Dating is like trying to make a meal out of leftovers. Some leftovers actually get better when they've had a little time to mature. But others should be thrown out right away, No matter how you try to warm them up, they're never as good as when they were new."
Author: Lisa Kleypas
33. "You must be committed to your children first. Otherwise, they will receive the leftovers."
Author: Lorilyn Roberts
34. "I can finish that off and get you something better," he offered."You'd eat my leftovers?..." I felt like such a prima donna. "You're a king.""I'm a…hungry…king," he shrugged, as he unassumingly glanced to the side. "I'm not picky."
Author: M.A. George
35. "It made Daniel think. The people who had the least were the most willing to share. He outlined a dictum that he would believe the rest of his life: the more people have, the less the give. Similarly, generous cultures produce less waste because excess is shared, whereas stingy nations fill their landfills with leftovers."
Author: Mark Sundeen
36. "I spent half my life being hurt. The leftovers of hurt are an automatic gesture, like a dog that salivates."
Author: Oleg Cassini
37. "Bein' rich is having leftovers. Good leftovers make yo' tongue fly outta yo' mouth and smack yo' brains out."
Author: Paula H. Deen
38. "The sun still, surprisingly, came up and shone down onto the cold, metal leftovers. No loud noises. No screams. No breaking glass. Just silence and sunshine. You would be forgiven for thinking that this all happened on another planet. It didn't."
Author: Pleasefindthis
39. "Relationships, like all human experiences, are transient; they change every day and are meant to be enjoyed in the present. When I hear people say you need to "work" at a relationship, what that often really means is just seeing through the day-to-day; listening to another person, listening to yourself, not getting stuck on hurts from the past, and not getting lost in what might come. To be in a relationship with someone you respect, care about and value is a gift, and when you take that in the day-to-day, you honor yourself and your partner each day. Eating is no different in that you can honor yourself at each meal. So much time in relationships is spent hashing the past, and arguing about things that haven't yet happened. A relationship cannot be "hoarded", just like a meal cannot be prolonged by taking home the leftovers."
Author: Ramani Durvasula
40. "By using two elephants to do the job, damage will occur just because of how large, lumbering, and unsubtle elephants are. They squash the flowers in the process of entering the playground, they strew leftovers and garbage all over the place from the frequent snacks they must eat while balancing the seesaw, they wear out the seesaw faster, and so on. This is equivalent to a pattern of stress-related disease that will run through many of the subsequent chapters: it is hard to fix one major problem in the body without knocking something else out of balance (the very essence of allostasis spreading across systems throughout the body). Thus, you may be able to solve one bit of imbalance brought on during stress by using your elephants (your massive levels of various stress hormones), but such great quantities of those hormones can make a mess of something else in the process. And a long history of doing this produces wear and tear throughout the body, termed allostatic load."
Author: Robert M. Sapolsky
41. "I have not idea why such a ridiculous thing happend anyway," Sin replied in the same blank tone. "I'm not usually in the habit of wanting to finish someone's leftovers."(Sin)"
Author: Santino Hassell
42. "Right now I am thinking of writing another cookbook. All cookbooks have a gimmick, and mine will be that it contains recipes that I have invented and named after famous people. Some of them are:Brisket of Brynner (very lean meat)Carson Casserole (it's got everything on it)Barbecued WaltersMarinated MaudeRoasted RhodaKing King Curry (it will feed about eight thousand people)Fricassee of FonziPickled RicklesRaquel RelishLeftovers à la Gabors"
Author: Vincent Price
43. "A quick shallow fry is a great way to transform leftovers, and no more so than in the case of risotto."
Author: Yotam Ottolenghi

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