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1. "But as a war time president James Madison did not display dynamic leadership. Andrew Jackson acknowledged Madison " a great civilian," but declared " the mind of a philosopher could not dwell on blood and carnage with any composure," and judged his talents " not fitted for a stormy sea."
Author: Andrew Jackson
2. "I mean Buckingham Palace has never hired a professional public relations outfit let alone a Madison Avenue type and they would throw up their hands in horror at the very idea."
Author: Anthony Holden
3. "Calvin: Trick or Treat!Adult: Where's your costume? What are you supposed to be?Calvin: I'm yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet, raised to an alarming extent by Madison Avenue and Hollywood, poised with my cynical and alienated peers to take over the world when you're old and weak!...Boy, am I scary or what?"
Author: Bill Watterson
4. "Men of Virginia, countrymen of Washington, of Patrick Henry, of Jefferson, and of Madison, will ye be true to your constitutional faith?"
Author: Caleb Cushing
5. "They walked across 15th Street to the Madison Hotel's Montpelier Room, an opulent French restaurant. Bradlee asked for a corner table, and began the conversation. 'You'd better bring me up to date because...' He turned to order lunch in perfect French, and then turned back to Woodward. '...our cocks are on the chopping block now and I just want to know a little bit more about this."
Author: Carl Bernstein
6. "Oh my god! Madison, what is with you and non-human guys?"
Author: Cherie Colyer
7. "Madison looked from Jason, who jerked his head toward the gate, signaling her to get moving, to Longbranch, whose cold, direct gaze said Jason would pay in blood for any kind of double-cross.One thing was clear: Jason Haley had been lying to her since the moment he set foot on her porch. Was he really plotting with the Roses? Or had he decided to sacrifice himself to get her into the sanctuary?Madison threw her arms around Jason's neck as if she couldn't face being parted from him and whispered fiercely in his ear, "You lying lunatic bastard. They're going to kill you.""I love you too," he murmured. "Go find Seph. Help him."
Author: Cinda Williams Chima
8. "If not in San Francisco, then where? Not Madison, Wisconsin, again, please, dear God."
Author: Daniel Suarez
9. "L.A. is always great. There's something special about L.A. And New York, for me, because it's home. There's nothing quite like walking onstage at Madison Square Garden."
Author: Dave Gahan
10. "His name was Rambo, and he was just some nothing kid for all anybody knew, standing by the pump of a gas station at the outskirts of Madison, Kentucky."
Author: David Morrell
11. "As Bob Dole found out, you can't keep a positive image while being your party's mouthpiece in Congress. That's why no legislative leader since James Madison has ever been elected president."
Author: Dick Morris
12. "But as we are looking toward our future, I'm not sure it matters what we want to be but rather who we want to be. Someone honest or deceitful?Someone kind or cruel?Someone loyal orunfaithful? In any profession we can elect to be any of those things. I think this assignment is not onlyabout what we choose to do but about who we choose to be. I choose to always be loyal to myself.-Raven Madison"
Author: Ellen Schreiber
13. "Madison Square Garden, November 1984. I don't recall taking too much fear into the ring. I knew I could fight. But I got a big shock. They put me in with this rough, tough veteran called Lionel Byarm. He tested me to the limit. But I fought my heart out and, in the end, I prevailed. The story of my life, in my very first fight."
Author: Evander Holyfield
14. "Madison answered. "I said, ‘The Queen thinks the King's a pussy for sending her to retrieve me. I dare him to catch me if he can."
Author: Gracen Miller
15. "You get moments all the time that kind of make you pinch yourself, some of them make you quite emotional. Winning a BRIT was a big moment because we were just so excited to be at the awards in the first place. Selling out Madison Square Garden was pretty amazing too. Then we woke to the news that our UK tour was sold out. It was crazy."
Author: Harry Styles
16. "So the real problem, according to Madison, was a majority faction, and here the solution was offered by the Constitution, to have "an extensive republic," that is, a large nation ranging over thirteen states, for then "it will be more difficult for all who feel it to discover their own strength, and to act in unison with each other. . . . The influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular States, but will be unable to spread a general conflagration through the other States."
Author: Howard Zinn
17. "Pens?" Chase echoed.Bridget rolled her eyes. "Pens are by far more stimulating than most people.""I'm kind of wondering what you're going with those pens," Chase saidMadison scrunched up her nose. "Get your mind out of the gutter.""My mind is always in the gutter around you."
Author: J. Lynn
18. "His lips hovered over hers."No," he snarled.Madison wasn't sure to whom he was talking, but then his mouth was crushing hers, and her world became him—the touch and feel of his lips pressing down, forcing hers to respond. It wasn't a gentle kiss or a sweet exploration. It was angry and raw, breathtaking and soul burning. Right now, she didn't want gentle. She wanted hard and fast, him and her, on the floor, even the bear rug, both of them naked and sweating."
Author: J. Lynn
19. "Listen to me, Madison. I can't have you running away from me. I know you needed some time today to process and work through everything, but don't push me away. I don't like it. I want to be the one you run to, not the one you run from."
Author: J. Sterling
20. "In framing a system which we wish to last for ages, we shd. not lose sight of the changes which ages will produce. [James Madison in the U.S. Constitutional Convention, June 26, 1787. The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, ed. Max Farrand (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1966), 1:422.]"
Author: James Madison
21. "You think I ever expected to find a woman with so many of the things I wanted in a relationship? Your sexual nature, your spiritual outlook, your beauty, inside and out. And some things I didn't even realize I wanted until I started taking your class. Every week was the opportunity to learn something new about you, to see if it fit the mold. But most weeks what I learned broke it, and created an even better one.""Your going to take my breath away.""That's all right. You can have mine." ~Jon Forte to Rachael Madison"
Author: Joey W. Hill
22. "Madison described the state of play well in May 1798: "The management of foreign relations appears to be the most susceptible of abuse of all the trusts committed to a Government, because they can be concealed or disclosed, or disclosed in such parts and at such times as will best suit particular views.…22 Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger real or pretended from abroad." Extreme measures"
Author: Jon Meacham
23. "Alex," Madison says through clenched teeth, "if you keep talking in bumper stickers, I am going to stab you in the face."
Author: Katie Crouch
24. "Announced that Otis Redding and the Bar-Kays would be performing in Madison, two friends and I cut class and raced to the Factory, where we plunked down three bucks apiece for tickets. In the weeks leading up to the concert, Steve Kruvant, Rick Kleiner, and I wore out the grooves of Otis's Live in Europe LP. From the emcee's introductory cheerleading ("Gimme an O!") to the final horn blasts"
Author: Kenny Weissberg
25. "Girl, are you on medication?" Nurse Debra asked."No, of course not," Madison answered impatiently."Maybe you should be," Debra muttered."
Author: Kerrelyn Sparks
26. "Erica had asked me a million times. 'Madison, are you sure you're just the child minder? He pays you a lot of money for doing hardly anything.' Pushing aside the blatant insinuation that I was his weekend whore, I'd always told her the absolute truth. He'd never so much as looked at me inappropriately, let alone anything more."
Author: Kyra Lennon
27. "Connie Madison Parker, age 36, on Merchandise: "You got to put yourgoods on display, babe. Otherwise, not only will the boys ignore you but—an'trust me on this, my sister's flat as you—we're talkin' the Great Plains of East Texas — no landmarks — one day you'll look down and have no wares at all.What'll you do then?"
Author: Marisha Pessl
28. "I've owned a business for 26 years. My family isn't in politics and my supporters aren't special interest groups in Madison and Milwaukee."
Author: Mark Neumann
29. "Wrong' training can be a very innocent thing. Consider a father who allows his child to read good books. That child may soon cease to watch television or go to the movies, nor will he eventually read Book-of-the-Month Club selections, because they are ludicrous and dull. As a young man, then, he will effectually be excluded from all of Madison Avenue and Hollywood and most of publishing, because what moves him or what he creates is quite irrelevant to what is going on: it is too fine. His father has brought him up as a dodo."
Author: Paul Goodman
30. "Amanda esitò.– Maddie?Lei la guardò nella penombra della notte. Il lampione era lontano, la luce ambrata stendeva campiture nitide sui lineamenti tesi dell'amica. I capelli scuri si confondevano con l'ombra. – Andrà tutto bene, te lo prometto – mormorò Amanda e le strinse la mano.Madison annuì, vaga. – Sì.Sarebbe andato tutto bene, si ripeté nella mente.Se lo ripeté di nuovo.E di nuovo.E ancora."
Author: Prisca Turazzi
31. "You think you can uncuff me now?" "Sorry, man, I have orders not to do that. Madison said she would bring me a huge slice of cake if I left you cuffed." "You're leaving me like this for cake?" he asked dumbfounded that cake held that kind of power over a boy. He wondered if it was like bloodlust."
Author: R.L. Mathewson
32. "Madison looked down at her cookie and back at Chris. "Why did he get a brownie and I only got a cookie?""Because I love him unconditionally and you're making him sweat." Chris stuffed the rest of the brownie in his mouth."
Author: R.L. Mathewson
33. "For as long as you want me, Madison. I am your man."
Author: R.L. Mathewson
34. "Why did my conversational skills take a hike when he was around? -Kayla Madison"
Author: Rachel Hawthorne
35. "These facts about today's political climate in the United States, and what they imply, would have horrified Jefferson, Washington, Madison, Adams and all their friends. Whether they were atheists, agnostics, deists or Christians, they would have recoiled in horror from the theocrats of early 21st-century Washington."
Author: Richard Dawkins
36. "Once a person knows a kiss and a kind word, you can't blame him for never wanting to live without them again. - "The Bridges of Madison County""
Author: Robert James Waller
37. "Were there Madison County bridges or were they all trysts in tool sheds?"
Author: Rodney Ross
38. "It's amazing to see places like Madison Square Garden on the schedule again."
Author: Roger Andrew Taylor
39. "And far away in goddamn L.A. or Madison Avenue is the prick who decided that Skittles would sell more quickly if they promised Jalens they would taste the fucking rainbow which is like a complete fucking impossibility and even if it wasn't who said a rainbow would even taste good you know?"
Author: Sergio De La Pava
40. "They say that Madison Avenue will only pay high dollars in advertising if they get the 18-35 age range."
Author: Sharon Gless
41. "We've been secretly datin' since last week." He gives me a smile and a look that says I'm his one-and-only. That smile might deceive Madison, but I know he's full of it. "Isn't that right, K.?"He squeezes me tighter. "Uh-huh," I squeak out.Madison shakes her head fast, as if she can't believe what she's hearing. "Nobody in their right mind chooses Kiara Westford over me."She's right. We're busted."Wanna bet?" My eyes go wide when Carlos bends his head down to me. "Kiss me, cariño."
Author: Simone Elkeles
42. "Whoa, who was that?""Madison Stone," Kiara mutters."Introduce me to her.""Why?"Because I know it'll annoy the shit out of you."
Author: Simone Elkeles
43. "I knew something was wrong with me that summer, because all I could think about was the Rosenbergs and how stupid I'd been to buy all those uncomfortable, expensive clothes, hanging limp as fish in my closet, and how all the little successes I'd totted up so happily at college fizzled to nothing outside the slick marble and plate-glass fronts along Madison Avenue."
Author: Sylvia Plath
44. "Politicians in Washington and Madison aren't hearing, aren't listening to their constituents and prioritizing getting people back to work and growing our economy."
Author: Tammy Baldwin
45. "Lexie Madison developed out of nothing like a Polaroid, she curled off the page and hung in the air like incense smoke, a girl with my face and a life from a half-forgotten dream."
Author: Tana French
46. "My friend Emma, who likes things to add up neatly, claims that this is because my parents died when I was too young to take it in: they were there one day and gone the next, crashing through that fence so hard and fast they left it splintered for good. When I was Lexie Madison for eight months she turned into a real person to me, a sister I lost or left behind on the way; a shadow somewhere inside me, like the shadows of vanishing twins that show up on people's X-rays once in a blue moon. Even before she came back to find me I knew I owed her something, for being the one who lived."
Author: Tana French
47. "Another means of silently lessening the inequality of property is to exempt all from taxation below a certain point, and to tax the higher portions or property in geometrical progression as they rise. Whenever there are in any country uncultivated lands and unemployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property have been so far extended as to violate natural right. The earth is given as a common stock for man to labor and live on.Letter to James Madison, October 28, 1785"
Author: Thomas Jefferson
48. "Sex-positive feminism embraces the entire range of human sexuality and is based on the idea that sexual freedom is an essential component of women's freedom. - Madison Young"
Author: Tristan Taormino
49. "Jobs described Mike Markkula's maxim that a good company must "impute"- it must convey its values and importance in everything it does, from packaging to marketing. Johnson loved it. It definitely applied to a company's stores. " The store will become the most powerful physical expression of the brand," he predicted. He said that when he was young he had gone to the wood-paneled, art-filled mansion-like store that Ralph Lauren had created at Seventy-second and Madison in Manhattan. " Whenever I buy a polo shirt, I think of that mansion, which was a physical expression of Ralph's ideals," Johnson said. " Mickey Drexler did that with the Gap. You couldn't think of a Gap product without thinking of the Great Gap store with the clean space and wood floors and white walls and folded merchandise."
Author: Walter Isaacson
50. "Summer sticks to her skirt sumptuously, in the shiny gray fabric hanging loosely from her curves. Her chestnut eyes, apparently hidden from strangers; her simple but graceful face, unpainted by Madison Avenue; and her straight black hair, parted down the middle without ego, all suggest a minimalist - almost pastoral - beauty that is oddly discordant with her fashionable attire, comfortable indifference to the crowds, and quasi-attentive perusal of the Time magazine unfolded over her hand."
Author: Zack Love

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