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1. "If a responsible, mentally sound American wants to own and AR-15, that's their right. Besides, when the zombies come…okay, you don't like the zombie thing. When the Chinese invade our country, who do you want to depend on? The over-extended police force and the National Guard? Or the next door neighbor who's a former Marine and has enough guns and ammunition for your entire block?"
Author: Aaron B. Powell
2. "Like her mother and all her mother's people before her, those inexhaustible blondes who staked their claims in verdant prairies, Marina was cut from Minnesota, the soil and the starry night. Instead of growing up inquisitive and restless, she had developed a profound desire to stay, as if her center of gravity was so low it connected her directly to this particular patch of earth."
Author: Ann Patchett
3. "As we walked along the flatblock marina, I was calm on the outside, but thinking all the time - Now it was to be Georgie the general, saying what we should do and what not to do, and Dim as his mindless greeding bulldog. But suddenly, I viddied that thinking was for the gloopy ones, and that the oomny ones use like, inspiration and what Bog sends. Now it was lovely music that came into my aid. There was a window open with the stereo on, and I viddied right at once what to do."
Author: Anthony Burgess
4. "Almost every Marine I've met says I portray a Marine dead-on, which is really, really flattering."
Author: Catherine Bell
5. "I went over to see Marina two or three or four times a week. I knew as long as I could see the girl I would be all right…. Soon after, I got a letter from Fay. She and the child were living in a hippie commune in New Mexico. It was a nice place, she said. Marina would be able to breathe there. She enclosed a little drawing the girl had made for me."
Author: Charles Bukowski
6. "Every time I create something, whether an idea or a work of art, initially, its supposed completion seems absolutely perfect to me. However the more I think about it, stare it down, the more it marinates in my soul over the hours, days, and weeks, the more flaws I start to find in it; and finally, the more I'm pressed to continue enhancing it. It essentially turns out that whatever thing a flawed and imperfect, human eye once thought was amazing begins to appear quite wretched. This is why, eternally, God cannot be impressed by mere talents or by mortal achievements. To perfect eyes, I imagine that great is not really that great; rather, humility is ultimately a human being's true greatness."
Author: Criss Jami
7. "Her name...was Mrs. marina Orlova, and she had grown up in Siberia. Later, she would tell him that she loathed the American custom of constantly smiling: "They are like chimpanzees," she said, in her bitter exclamatory voice. She grimaced, baring her teeth grotesquely. "Eee!" she said. "I smile at you! Eee! It is repulsive."
Author: Dan Chaon
8. "Marinus is leaning on the railing. "Warehouse number six needs rebuilding; there's a big hole in the seawall behind the guild; Constable Kosugi shall probably"--from Seawall Lane comes an almighty sigh and crash--"shall certainly be lodging elsewhere tonight, and I pissed my thigh from fear. Our glorious flag, as you see, is unhurt. Half of their shots flew over us"--the doctor looks landward--"and caused damage ashore. Quid non mortalia pectora cogis, Auri sacra fames."
Author: David Mitchell
9. "He drove into the spewing smoke of acres of burning truck tires and the planes descended and the transit cranes stood in rows at the marine terminal and he saw billboards for Hertz and Avis and Chevy Blazer, for Marlboro, Continental and Goodyear, and he realized that all the things around him, the planes taking off and landing, the streaking cars, the tires on the cars, the cigarettes that the drivers of the cars were dousing in their ashtrays--all these were on the billboards around him, systematically linked in some self-referring relationship that had a kind of neurotic tightness, an inescapability, as if the billboards were generating reality..."
Author: Don DeLillo
10. "The Marines gave me a really strong sense of discipline and a work ethic that kicks in at my job."
Author: Drew Carey
11. "Shouldering the duffel bag with the Marine Corps bulldog, Old Man knocked Jan's photo off the bed table. He turned to stone staring down at the photo. His face then splintered into hurt. Tears seeped into his eyes. He grappled for the nearest bedpost and slumped forward on extended arms. His shoulders jerked and head sagged a little while his heart broke. Old Man cried the mute cry of men of his generation."
Author: Ed Lynskey
12. "The ongoing dispute over the relocation of U.S. Marines on Okinawa should be quickly settled. This isn't just an issue for the U.S. and Japan. It has regional implications."
Author: Ed Royce
13. "My four years in the Marine Corps left me with an indelible understanding of the value of leadership skills."
Author: Frederick W. Smith
14. "Judging by the hard lines of his face and the flat look in his eyes, he'd left the Marines, but the Corps hadn't quite left him."
Author: Ilona Andrews
15. "It is the Land of Truth (enchanted name!), surrounded by a wide and stormy ocean, the true home of illusion, where many a fog bank and ice, that soon melts away, tempt us to believe in new lands, while constantly deceiving the adventurous mariner with vain hopes, and involving him in adventures which he can never leave, yet never bring to an end."
Author: Immanuel Kant
16. "Her friends' lips were red, their teeth white, and their tongues and gums were pink. Pink, too, were the tips of their breasts. Their eyes were aquamarine blue, cherry-black, hazel and maroon."
Author: Italo Calvino
17. "In the long course of history, having people who understand your thought is much greater security than another submarine."
Author: J. William Fulbright
18. "Spread the gospel that the Marine Corps is a force that has changed. We're not in 1942 anymore."
Author: James F. Amos
19. "The car, is the other connection to the outside world, but to be precise it connects the inhabitants to the inside of the car, not to the outside world per se. The outside world is only an element for moving through, as submarines move through water."
Author: James Howard Kunstler
20. "Aquamarines grew with emeralds, Claire told me. But emeralds were fragile and always broke into smaller pieces, while aquamarines were stronger, grew in huge crystals without any trouble, so they weren't worth as much. It was the emerald that didn't break that was the really valuable thing."
Author: Janet Fitch
21. "When you're on a submarine you're usually underwater for months at a time, and you don't get to Skype or make phone calls. When you get messages, they're maybe two sentences. They're very short."
Author: Jessy Schram
22. "My Marine experience helped shape who I am now personally and professionally, and I am grateful for that on an almost daily basis."
Author: Jim Lehrer
23. "What makes a treasure a treasure." Marine replied, "is how rare a find it is, when you need it the most."
Author: Jodi Picoult
24. "Get off your butt and join the Marines!"
Author: John Wayne
25. "Usually, Shakespeare gives me goose bumps. The guy knows everything. Like some ancient angel quill-ing out blueprints life. Hiding it in fiction. And usually I love the sound of the words, the way they dance on the page. Today, they fall flat. My attention bobbing in the cosmos. All free brain-space is marinating in gap month fizz. I chew my pen, candy-cane style. The million possibilities ahead make it hard to care about right now. I write my answers slowly, each letter carved in stone not ballpoint. I'm going to explore the world, find my passion, try everything! The fizz shoots up my spine and a smile sprouts."
Author: Jolene Stockman
26. "It's an abominable fallacy that suffering makes for greater art. Suffering blinds, deafens, ruins, and often kills. Osip Mandelstam was a great poet before the revolution. So was Anna Akhmatova, so was Marina Tsvetaeva. They would have become what they became even if none of the historical events that befell Russia in this century had taken place: because they were gifted. Basically, talent doesn't need history."
Author: Joseph Brodsky
27. "But very unfortunately the merchant marine died away till even the majority of fishing done about the Cape is in the hands of the Portuguese who emigrated to the Cape some fifty years ago."
Author: Joseph C. Lincoln
28. "The first pair Opal and Amber are,Agate sings in B flat, the wolf avatar,A duet-solutio! - with Aquamarine.Mighty Emerald next, with the lovely Citrine.Number Eight is digestio, her stand is Jade fine.E major's the key of the Black Tourmaline,Sapphire sings in F major, and bright is her sheen.Then almost at once comes Diamond alone,Whose sign of the lion as Leo is known.Projectio! Time flows on, both present and past.Ruby red is the first and is also the last."
Author: Kerstin Gier
29. "Right so, I like girls. And I've liked ‘em all my life. I was a marine. I've shot a gun. I own five of them, guns that is. I watch the Nuggets, Avs, Broncos and Rockies. I've never in my life worn a skirt. I wear a sports bra because with these babies," she circled her bosoms with a pointed finger before dropping her hand to the checkout desk, "I got no choice. God saw fit to grant me an A cup, no way. Since I'm a C, I'm fucked. I have never worn mascara. I do not own a blow dryer. And I get off on goin' down on chicks. Now which one, you or me, has more in common with Chace Keaton?"
Author: Kristen Ashley
30. "Baby," his voice gentled, "this is me seein' to that soft spot when I say quiet-like that I... will... be... there... in ten. And what I mean is, when I get there in ten, your ass better be there."Oh boy. "Are you coming on your bike?""Yeah.""I'm in a tight, short, little aquamarine dress with high heels. I can't get on a bike. "You're in a tight, short dress and high heels?" Tack asked."Yes.""I'll be in there in five."
Author: Kristen Ashley
31. "Right now,tucked into the booth,Gray Donohue whispered into the ear of the redhead on his right,while his hand slipped under the table and under the skirt of the female to his left.As he whispered,the redhead lifted her heavy lids,turned her gaze to whereever Gray´s hand had landed,and grinned.Marina whirled back to the bar and drained her beerto the very last bit of foam.He was the best assignment she´d ever had.Or he would be,if she could just get him to notice her."
Author: Laura Wright
32. "Gray watched her,watched the rush of pink travel up from her chest to her neck and out her throat.It was beautiful.Stunning.He turned.To his right,another female,one who had been shadowing him all night,had her hands on him,trying to stroke him through his jeans."What´s your name?"he shouted.She smiled."Marina.""You have a very pretty mouth,Marina.""So do you."His turn.He smiled too."Would you like to use it?""Gotcha,baby,"she thought,then let her tongue flicker out to swipe at her lower lip.Grinning,she unzipped his fly and released his straining prick.Gray´s nostrils flared as she wrapped her soft hand around him,then lowered her head and took him into her mouth."
Author: Laura Wright
33. "—Te odio, Marcos Pessaro —dijo en un susurro que él, por supuesto, escuchó alto y claro.—No es cierto, Marina Miralles -respondió mientras subía las escaleras hacia su dormitorio—. Quizá más tarde. Ahora sólo me deseas."
Author: Lucía De Vicente
34. "These are Plenimaran marines, and there's not much most of them aren't capable of, if you take my meaning.""I don't think I do," said Alec, puzzled by Seregil's tone."Then try this. They have a saying among them: 'When whores are few, a boy will do.' Got that?""Oh." Alec felt his face go hot."
Author: Lynn Flewelling
35. "Marines either know how to use an iron or they get married [...]. The iron is less dangerous."
Author: Madeleine Urban
36. "Como una gran diosa que preside de lejos los juegos de las divinidades inferiores, la princesa se había quedado voluntariamente un poco al fondo, en un canapé lateral, rojo como una roca de coral, al lado de una ancha reverberación vidriosa que era probablemente una luna y que hacía pensar en una sección que un rayo de luz hubiera practicado, perpendicular, oscura y líquida, en el cristal deslumbrado de las aguas. Pluma y corola a un tiempo, como ciertas floraciones marinas, una gran flor blanca, aterciopelada como un ala, descendía desde la frente de la princesa a lo largo de una de sus mejillas cuya inflexión seguía con flexibilidad coqueta, amorosa y viva, y parecía encerrarla a medias como un huevo rosa en la blandura de un nido de martinete."
Author: Marcel Proust
37. "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
38. "Dad was still holding the knife. He gave Alex a very long look. Then he set down the knife, wiped his hands on his apron, and extended one. "Ronnie Marino."Alex almost leaped forward to take it. "Alex Bainbridge." He have a tiny wince,and I figured Dad had squeezed."
Author: Melissa Jensen
39. "I think he painted the way he did," I answered, "because he had something perfect with Diana."I braced myself for her next scathing insight and nearly fell over when she reached out to pat my hand. Her wedding ring was a heavy,hammered gold band that could probably pound nails."Nothing but the occasional espresso is perfect," she said, not unkindly. "Let me share some wisdom, Willing Girl. Relationships are like Whack-a-Mole. You squash one annoying deformity and another one pops up in no time."Not your classic sentiment, there. Or a particularly heartening one. It seemed well meant, though, so I figured it might be a good time to inform her, "Um, my name....is Ella. Marino.""Oh,I know who you are, Miss Marino," she shot back. "Shall I mention again that the Willing Foundation doesn't?""No,Dr. Rothaus," I said meekly. "No need.""Excellent." Dr. Rothaus headed for the door. "You may call me Maxine. Good luck finding something I haven't. And don't cry on the materials."
Author: Melissa Jensen
40. "There was a black marine called Philly Dog who'd been a gang lord in Philadelphia and who was looking forward to some street fighting after six months in the jungle, he could so the kickers what he could do with some city ground. (In Hue he turned out to be incredibly valuable. I saw him pouring out about a hundred rounds of .30-caliber fire into a breach in the wall, laughing, 'You got to bring some to get some'; he seemed to be about the only man in Delta Company who hadn't been hurt yet.)"
Author: Michael Herr
41. "If I could have been a marine biologist I would have, but I didn't have that kind of intelligence. Numbers were never my strong point."
Author: Nicolas Cage
42. "If you're coming from America to Iraq, then how are you supposed to be objective? I mean, you could pay lip service to being objective, but how are you going to objective when you're embedded with the Marines? The Marines are saving your life every day and they're protecting you."
Author: Shane Smith
43. "I'm relieved that the state of the Marines' readiness will remain high."
Author: Susan Davis
44. "Anxiously you ask, 'Is there a way to safety? Can someone guide me? Is there an escape from threatened destruction?' The answer is a resounding yes! I counsel you: Look to the lighthouse of the Lord. There is no fog so dense, no night so dark, no gale so strong, no mariner so lost but what its beacon light can rescue. It beckons through the storms of life. It calls, 'This way to safety; this way to home."
Author: Thomas S. Monson
45. "If we lift one weary hand which hangs down, if we bring peace to one struggling soul, if we give as did the Master, we can—by showing the way—become a guiding star for some lost mariner."
Author: Thomas S. Monson
46. "For over two weeks, the defenders of Wake Island held off a vastly superior force of Japanese ships and troops, inspiring the whole nation with their plucky spirit and sacrifice. Unfortunately, Navy leaders at Pearl Harbor, struggling to protect what was left of the shattered Pacific Fleet, canceled a relief mission, allowing the island and its defenders to fall without support. Wake damaged the long-standing trust between the Corps and the Navy, a memory that still rankles Marines and shames sailors."
Author: Tom Clancy
47. "They fought their first action in March of 1775. Embarked on eight small ships, they sailed to the Bahamas and captured a British fort near Nassau, seizing gunpowder and supplies. Later, during the Revolutionary War, Marines fought several engagements in their distinctive green coats, such as helping George Washington to cross the Delaware River, and assisting John Paul Jones on the Bonhomme Richard to capture the British frigate Serapis during their famous sea fight."
Author: Tom Clancy
48. "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
49. "Well, I've got three things working against me before I evenwalk into the room:1. I'm the last speaker of the day. The fans are tired and a littleburned out.2. I'm following Michael Dorn and Marina Sirtis. They do conventionstogether all the time, have a set routine that neverfails, and the fans adore them.3. I was Wesley Crusher."
Author: Wil Wheaton
50. "The word itself has another color. It's not a word with any resonance, although the e was once pronounced. There is only the bump now between b and l, the relief at the end, the whew. It hasn't the sly turn which crimson takes halfway through, yellow's deceptive jelly, or the rolled-down sound in brown. It hasn't violet's rapid sexual shudder or like a rough road the irregularity of ultramarine, the low puddle in mauve like a pancake covered in cream, the disapproving purse to pink, the assertive brevity of red, the whine of green."
Author: William H. Gass

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