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1. "MARTHA: E adevarat, mama, câ acolo,pe plaja, nisipul îti arde talpile?MAMA: N-am fost niciodata acolo, stii bine. Dar mi s-a spus ca soarele mistuie totul.MARTHA: Am citit într-o carte ca mistuie si sufletele. Ca face trupurile sa straluceasca, dar ca le goleste pe dinauntru.MAMA: Oare asta te face sa visezi, Martha?MARTHA: Da. M-am saturat sa-mi tot port sufletul cu mine. Ard de nerabdare sa ajung acolo unde soarele ucide toate întrebarile."
Author: Albert Camus
2. "I am most anxious to give my own children enough love and understanding so that they won't grow up with an aching void in them--like you and I and Harold and Martha. That can never be filled, and one goes around all one's life trying, trying to make up for what one didn't get that was one's birthright, asking the wrong people for it."
Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
3. "Of course one's sense of identification with the nation is inflected by all kinds of particulars, including one's class, race, gender, and sexual identification. … But [regarding] national character …, aside from references to a national aesthetic — literary, musical, and choreographic, there are two poles I reference: minimalist and maximalist. I love them both — the cryptic poems of Emily Dickinson folded up in tiny packets and hidden away in a box, the sparse, understated choreographies of Merce; but also the "trashy, profane and obscene" poems of Whitman and Ginsberg, [and] Martha Graham's expressionism. I am, myself, a minimalist. But I love distortion guitar and the wild exhibitionism of so many American artists. Also, these divisions are false. Emily Dickinson, in fact, can be as trashy and obscene as the best of them! Anyway, Dickinson and Whitman are at the heart of this narrative. They are the Dancing Queen and the Guitar Hero."
Author: Barbara Browning
4. "Eli: [whispering to Solara, after seeing the graves George and Martha made] We gotta go now.Solara: They killed all these people.Eli: Not just killed them, they ate them.Solara: Her hands, her hands were shaking.Eli: Too much human meat. Let's go."
Author: Book Of Eli Movie
5. "We follow One who stood and wept at the grave of Lazarus-not surely, because He was grieved that Mary and Martha wept, and sorrowed for their lack of faith (though some thus interpret) but because death, the punishment of sin, is even more horrible in his eyes than in ours."
Author: C.S. Lewis
6. "My mother could do absolutely anything. She was like Martha Stewart before such a thing existed."
Author: Cheryl Ladd
7. "Martha Stewart contributes more to our civility than the Baptist church."
Author: Dave Hickey
8. "Your like Martha Stewart on crack," my neighbor shouted as I stuck another cardinal in with the daisies."
Author: Debby Bull
9. "I am not quite Martha Stewart, but I do like cooking and gardening."
Author: Dennis Basso
10. "She was an auxiliary nurse but training to be a true nurse because that was her calling, to serve mankind. She was a Martha. There were Marys and Marthas, but Marys got all the limelight because of being Christ's handmaiden, but Marthas were far more sincere."
Author: Edna O'Brien
11. "Martha: Truth or illusion, George; you don't know the difference.George: No, but we must carry on as though we did.Martha: Amen."
Author: Edward Albee
12. "George, who is out somewhere there in the dark, who is good to me - whom I revile, who can keep learning the games we play as quickly as I can change them. Who can make me happy and I do not wish to be happy. And yes, I do wish to be happy. George and Martha: Sad, sad, sad. Whom I will not forgive for having come to rest; for having seen me and having said: "Yes, this will do". Who has made the hideous, the hurting, the insulting mistake of loving… me, and must be punished for it. George and Martha… Sad, sad, sad."
Author: Edward Albee
13. "You...you've been here quite a long time, haven't you?"What? Oh...yes. Ever since I married What's-her-name. Uh, Martha. Even before that. Forever. Dashed hopes, and good intentions. Good, better, best, bested. How do you like that for a declension, young man?"
Author: Edward Albee
14. "Martha: Oh, I like your anger. I think that's what I like about you most. Your anger."
Author: Edward Albee
15. "Martha said, "Do you have any idea of the kind of surprise your brothers are in for sooner or later? Or are you doing it on purpose?" Cord put his hat on and pulled it low, hiding his eyes. "Grown man walks around with his eyes shut tight, he shouldn't be surprised if he bumps into something he didn't see. You aren't trying to convince anybody of anything they don't want to believe." Martha laughed. "You win. I just hope I'm there when the blind men hit the wall."
Author: Ellen O'Connell
16. "It's bold, rash, and embarrassing, Martha talking to God this way. But her honesty paved the way for Jesus to speak to her."
Author: Emily P. Freeman
17. "Did you mix the flour with water before you added it?"Water? Martha didn't say anything about water. That bitch."
Author: Emma Chase
18. "Oh, child,' the Father exclaimed, 'whether it's St Martha or that Mary that made the bitter choice, not one of them ever looked more virtuous than you. Why aren't ye born to be a good man's help-meet?"
Author: Ford Madox Ford
19. "William Shakespeare: 'Close up this din of hateful decay, decomposition of your witches' plot! You thieve my brains, consider me your toy, my doting doctor tells me I am not!' Lilith: No! Words of power! William Shakespeare: 'Foul Carrionite specters, cease your show, between the points... ' [he looks to The Doctor for help] The Doctor: 761390! William Shakespeare: '761390! Banished like a tinker's cuss, I say to thee... ' [he again looks to The Doctor] The Doctor: Uh... [he looks to Martha] Martha Jones: Expelliarmus! The Doctor: Expelliarmus! William Shakespeare: 'Expelliarmus!' The Doctor: Good old JK!"
Author: Gareth Roberts
20. "Scott Brown may be the last Republican to win a statewide fight in Massachusetts for a very long time. He caught the machine flat-footed in January 2010 when he out-hustled Martha Coakley and stole the Senate seat Ted Kennedy held all those years. And since then, the Democrats haven't lost a single statewide fight."
Author: Howie Carr
21. "I want to go to Martha's Vineyard. I have an aunt named Martha. And an uncle by that name. Neither one is related to me."
Author: Jarod Kintz
22. "P.P.P.P.S. Also, if you try to make a shrimp boil, but the bag of spices bursts, and so you just toss it in along with whatever spices you can find in the pantry--you can make homemade pepper spray. Unintentionally.And everyone at your dinner party will run outside for the next hour, coughing and tearing up as if they've been maced, because technically they kind of have been, because mace was one of the spices I found in the panty. I blame whoever makes spice out of mace, and I remind my gasping dinner guests that even if I did mace them, I did it in an old fashioned, homemade, Martha Stewart sort of way. With love."
Author: Jenny Lawson
23. "When Martha first met me, I was anxious and jumpy. I was always tapping my foot, rocking, or exhibiting some other behavioral aberration. Of course, now we know that's just normal Aspergian behavior, but back then other people thought it was weird, so of course I did, too. One day, for some reason, she decided to try petting my arm, and I immediately stopped rocking and fidgeting. The result was so dramatic, she never stopped. It didn't take long for me to realize the calming effect, too. I like being petted and scratched. "Can you pet me?" I say when I sit next to her."
Author: John Elder Robison
24. "At the end of our conversation she (Martha Stout) turned to address you, the reader. She said if you're beginning to feel worried that you may be a psychopath, if you recognize some of those traits in yourself, if you're feeling a creeping anxiety about it, that means you are not one."
Author: Jon Ronson
25. "Unfortunately, Martha's recipes, though suitably complex, fall a tad short if you're looking for aphrodisiac cooking, perhaps only because everything about a Martha recipe, from the font it's printed in to the call for sanding sugar, with appended notes on where to find such a thing, simply screams Martha."
Author: Julie Powell
26. "The only thing Martha and I have in common is that we both used to model. Martha Stewart is extremely talented. Her designs are picture perfect. Our philosophy is life is messy, and rather than being afraid of those messes we design products that work the way we live."
Author: Kathy Ireland
27. "What Martha Stewart-like demon of a Stepford wife is possessing me?"
Author: Laurie Viera Rigler
28. "I told him I had always kept my inner Martha Stewart chained in the basement, but for his sake I would set her loose." ~ Haven Travis"
Author: Lisa Kleypas
29. "Hey, lovebirds, do I have your order right or are you too busy necking to notice?" the chef asked, pointing at us with one of his cooking knives.I snapped my head up and could feel my cheeks flush, but as usual John was as cool as a cucumber. He smiled and looked at the chef. "We weren't necking...yet. But I'm sure we will be as soon as you're done making our steaks."The hipster couple shook their heads, but I could hear Martha awwing at us again. Luckily the chef had a sense of humor, but it still embarrassed the heck out of me."Okay, red meat and then necking.Gotcha. You need some wine? Or music to set the mood?" he asked, playing an invisible violin on his shoulder."
Author: Magan Vernon
30. "Martha told me, "I don't know how you're going to talk about romance in your book, but you're going to have to because its truly part of all our lives down there-and in a big way- because its an incredibly sensuous environment. Think of how many times you've fallen in love down there, and how many times people have fallen in love with you. Its a place where we shine. We're the happiest in our lives. We're vibrant. We're just so full of life, and not only does that put you in the mood for love, it sets you up for it. People are really drawn to people who are shining, who feel so happy where they are and who they are and what they're doing and who they're doing it with."
Author: Martha Clark
31. "This is Tez Jones," I said. "He's a police detective from Tampa.""Oh, my," said Martha, blinking up at him. "Is something wrong?""Nope," said Tez, grinning at her and offering a saucy wink. "I'm just the boyfriend.""Well, then." She sized him up, and nodded."It's about time Elizabeth found someone who deserved her.""I worship at her dainty feet."
Author: Michele Bardsley
32. "Some mothers in today's world feel "cumbered" by home duties and are thus attracted by other more "romantic" challenges. Such women could make the same error of perspective that Martha made. The woman, for instance, who deserts the cradle in order to help defend civilization against the barbarians may well later meet, among the barbarians, her own neglected child."
Author: Neal A. Maxwell
33. "Don't swear in front of my kids, Papaw," Bill said hotly. "Daddy, hush," Mama said. "I'll swear anytime I goddamn want to, Billy Cantrell," Papaw replied. "You Christians are so uptight. Every time you sit down, I hold my breath because I'm afraid you'll suck the whole goddamn world up your asses." "Daddy!" Mama cried. "It's true, Martha. You should know. There's a hole in the sofa where you're always sitting. Probably got half the living room swirling around in your rectum. Billy's probably got half of Tupelo up his ass. Next time something comes up missing, Shelly, just tell him to bend over and take a look in his ass because that's probably where it is."
Author: Nick Wilgus
34. "I always carry prayer cards to St. Jude and St. Martha with me."
Author: Patsy Kensit
35. "Inside we found the TV rooms packed, because a jury had found Martha Stewart guilty on four counts of obstructing justice and lying to investigators about a well-timed stock sale. The style diva was going to have to do fed time. Her case had been followed with keen interest at Danbury—most prisoners thought she was being targeted because she was a famous female: "Guys get away with that shit all the time."
Author: Piper Kerman
36. "I imagined Martha Stewart trying to take over Pops kitchen. That would be better than Godzilla vs. Mothra" -Piper Kerman, Page 200"
Author: Piper Kerman
37. "Hermes's eyes twinkled. "Martha, may I have the first package, please?"Martha opened her mouth ... and kept opening it until it was as wide as my arm. She belched out a stainless steel canister-an old-fashioned lunch box thermos with a black plastic top. The sides of the thermos were enameled with red and yellow Ancient Greek scenes-a hero killing a lion; a hero lifting up Cerberus, the three-headed dog."That's Hercules," I said. "But how-""Never question a gift," Hermes chided. "This is a collector's item from Hercules Busts Heads. The first season.""Hercules Busts Heads?""Great show." Hermes sighed. "Back before Hephaestus-TV was all reality programming. Of course, the thermos would be worth much more if I had the whole lunch box-"
Author: Rick Riordan
38. "I have a new joke today. Martha Stewart's on suicide watch. They had to unplug all of her ovens."
Author: Rip Taylor
39. "Some of you seek for faith much in the same way as you would dig for a well. You turn the eye inward upon yourself and search amidst the depths of your polluted heart to find if faith is there; you search amid all your feelings at sermons and sacraments to see if faith is there; and still you find nothing but sin and disappointment. Learn Martha's plan. She looked full in the face of Jesus; she saw his dust-soiled feet and sullied garment, and his eye of more than human tenderness. She drank in his word: 'I am the resurrection and the life'; and in spite of all she saw and all she felt, she could not but believe. The discovery that Jesus made of his love and power, as the head of dead believers and the head of living believers, revived her fainting soul, and she cried: 'Yea, Lord, I believe.' Faith comes by hearing the voice of Jesus."
Author: Robert Murray McCheyne
40. "Mickey: I told you to stay behind.Martha: You looked like you needed help. Besides, you're the one who persuaded me to go freelance.Mickey: Yeah, but— we're being fired at by a Sontoran. A dumpling with a gun. And this is no place for a married woman.Martha: Well then. You shouldn't have married me.Above them, The Doctor takes out the Sontoran.Mickey: If we go in here, and down to the factory floor, and down past that corridor. Then he won't know that we're here. Martha sees the Doctor.Martha: Mickey. Mickey. -Doctor Who"
Author: Russell T Davies
41. "My most cherished possessions are my grandma's letters and my vintage Martha Washington cookbook."
Author: Sandra Lee
42. "Come on-I'll see you back to your room and the estimable Martha."She put her hand in his and let him draw her to her feet."Tomorrow...don't worry," he murmured, as he ushered her back through the darker side of the snug. "I'll be waiting in Carlisle to fall in behind the coach when you go past." Through the dimness he met her eyes. "I won't lose you."Her lips softly curved. "I didn't imagine you would."
Author: Stephanie Laurens
43. "I'm going to have a nice little nap in this sun. Don't think to wander off-I'll know if you move. A very light sleeper, I am."Heather stared, speechless, at the woman who slept so soundly every night that she'd never heard Heather slip out of their room, or back in. Heather managed not to shake her head in disbelief, just in case Martha was watching through her lashes."
Author: Stephanie Laurens
44. "As the carriage bumped her bones along the dark country lanes, Martha decided that if she ever got back to her own time she would write a book called 'Travel in the Edwardian Era. It would be a short book - OUCH in capital letters followed by fifty pages of bad language."
Author: Stephen Cole
45. "So perhaps it was her grief I felt as I gazed on this child not mine, and not even much of a child anymore. Grief not for him, nor for Martha exactly, but for all my lost selves, which I liked to imagine were still somehow there, waiting for my return. But those selves were long gone. I would never be younger again. This was so simple it went without saying, but unsaid, one could try to forget it."
Author: Susan Choi
46. "Having words opened up a world of possibilities for Martha."
Author: Susan Meddaugh
47. "But I—forgive me. I have to know." Nicholas swallowed hard. It was humiliating. But he was a scientist, trained to observe and question everything. "Will you bugger me?"Ban's laugh sounded genuine. "The Devil take you for French baggage! Do you realize Martha asked me the very same question, or near as makes no difference? See what your influence has wrought. Tell me, Nicky, have you ever enjoyed even a thimbleful of diversion before opening your accursed mouth?""But I have to know," Nicholas repeated earnestly. "How shall I prepare myself? What if I scream? What if I shit?""What if I dash your brains out? In a no doubt useless bid for peace," Ban countered, dark eyes snapping with amusement. "God's teeth. To the stairs. At once!"
Author: T. Baggins
48. "Martha always kept count and always figured the score in Ollie's favor. Poor Martha, thought Ollie, forever counting and never satisfied."
Author: Tess Hilmo
49. "I was privileged to be able to study a year with Martha Graham, the last year she was teaching."
Author: Twyla Tharp
50. "MarthaI thought you loved her.BernardEnough to want her happiness above all things.MarthaYou are forty-five, aren't you? I forgot that for a moment.BernardDear Martha. You have such an attractive way of putting things."
Author: W. Somerset Maugham

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