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1. "An hour would be enough. An hour with my head on the pillow beside yours, foreheads touching, eyes locked with eyes (just the two of us, mind you, minus that sodding cat); an hour to smell the smell of you - garlic and all, I wouldn't mind, no, I wouldn't mind. An hour to press you close the whole length of our bodies and feel the shudder of your laugh. An hour to tell you I'm so glad I knew you. An hour, just an hour. I have time now like hedgehogs have fleas: I an lose it, waste it, squander it, kill it, and there will still be more to follow, but that hour I'll never have. Never."
Author: A.P.
2. "Hunde wälzen sich beim Gassigehen in verwesendem Fisch, daraufhin steht man in einem eisigen Fluss und wäscht den Hund. Dann stinken Hund und Mensch nach verwesendem Fisch. Man ist mit dem Auto gekommen, das heißt, das Auto stinkt jetzt auch nach verwesendem Fisch, weswegen man bei minus 30 Grad mit allen Fenstern offen nach Hause fährt und den Hund solange hasst."
Author: Alexandra Reinwarth
3. "What was up with class today? It was watered-down porn. He practically had you and Patch on top of your lab table, horizontal, minus your clothes, doing the Big Deed."
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
4. "On the plus side, there were no rioters in sight but on the minus side this was probably because everywhere I looked was on fire."
Author: Ben Aaronovitch
5. "Minusta on tullut sees, koska minun on mahdotonta olla tyytyväinen."
Author: Charles Baudelaire
6. "In any new situation, whether it involves an elevator or a rocket ship, you will almost certainly be viewed in one of three ways. As a minus one: actively harmful, someone who creates problems. Or as a zero: your impact is neutral and doesn't tip the balance one way or the other. Or you'll be seen as a plus one: someone who actively adds value. Everyone wants to be a plus one, of course. But proclaiming your plus-oneness at the outset almost guarantees you'll be perceived as a minus one, regardless of the skills you bring to the table or how you actually perform."
Author: Chris Hadfield
7. "With your teacher, she said, playing with intimacy, and she was white and smooth. Not miserable and not knowing anything, not abandoned, not dirty-kneed like Joana, like Joana! Joana got up and she knew that her skirt was short, that her blouse was clinging to her minuscule, hesitant bust. Flee, run to the beach, lie face-down in the sand, hide her face, listen to the sound of the sea."
Author: Clarice Lispector
8. "In one picture, the pool was half hidden by a fringe of mace- weeds, and the dead willow was leaning across it at a prone, despondent angle, as if mysteriously arrested in its fall towards the stagnant waters. Beyond, the alders seemed to strain away from the pool, exposing their knotted roots as if in eternal effort. In the other drawing, the pool formed the main portion of the foreground, with the skeleton tree looming drearily at one side. At the water's farther end, the cat-tails seemed to wave and whisper among themselves in a dying wind; and the steeply barring slope of pine at the meadow's terminus was indicated as a wall of gloomy green that closed in the picture, leaving only a pale of autumnal sky at the top. ("Genius Loci")"
Author: Clark Ashton Smith
9. "Plus/minusPositive/negative1/0I can/ I can'tI will/ I won'tYou are/You aren'tI said/I thoughtI said "I will"/I thought "I can't"I thought "I can"/I said "You won't"
Author: David Levithan
10. "I'm sure the holy refrigerator is packed solid with cartons of Blue Bell ice cream - times a million. All those amazing flavor combinations minus the calories and fat grams, of course. After all, we are talking about heaven here, amen?"
Author: Diane Moody
11. "L'uomo non cede agli angeli, né interamente alla morte, se non a causa della fiacchezza della sua minuscola volontà"
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
12. "Tot ce nu-i fericire este un minus de iubire."
Author: Emil Cioran
13. "When modern sociologists talk of the necessity of accommodating one's self to the trend of the time, they forget that the trend of the time at its best consists entirely of people who will not accommodate themselves to anything. At its worst it consists of many millions of frightened creatures all accommodating themselves to a trend that is not there. And that is becoming more and more the situation...Every man speaks of public opinion, and means by public opinion, public opinion minus his opinion."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
14. "If we limit our vision to the real world, we will forever be fighting on the minus side of things, working only too make our photographs equal to what we see out there, but no better."
Author: Galen Rowell
15. "Being a cab river is not unlike being a magician--minus the top hat, the cape, the rabbit, an the gorgeous assistant. But you do have an audience."
Author: Gary Reilly
16. "What seems to be the problem, Al?' Mom had said.'Everyone's calling me bossy and fat,' he'd said. 'Plus they say I'm sneaky.''Well, Al,' she'd said, 'you are bossy and you are fat. And I'm guessing you can be pretty sneaky. But you know what else you are? You have what is called moral courage. When you know something is right, you do it, no matter what the cost.'Mom could sometimes be full of it. Once, she'd said she could tell by the way he ran upstairs that he'd make a great mountain climber. Once, when he managed a B-minus in math, she'd said he should be an astronomer."
Author: George Saunders
17. "Kirjoittaminen on ainoa asia, jota tehdessäni minusta ei tunnu siltä, että minun pitäisi tehdä jotain muuta."
Author: Gloria Steinem
18. "He rushed on. "You're all I want, Sam. All I need. You're the chords that pluck my heart and create the music inside me. Without you I am a hollow man, lyrics without music, notes minus the beat."
Author: Gracen Miller
19. "...all the pools are going batshit like you wouldn't believe.... Batshit... It's a technical term... Fleidermausscheisse, okay?"Fleidermausscheisse? Kelly silently mouthed the word, and as silently clapped her hands. With a dictionary and patience, she could read scientific German. Thanks to fragments of Yiddish from her folks, she could make a better--not good, but better--stab at speaking it than most of her anglophone peers. But she knew she never would have come up with that particular terminus technicus in a million months of Sundays."
Author: Harry Turtledove
20. "Imagine The Greatest Hits of Bobby Darin minus 'Mack the Knife.' That's what my life would be like without you."
Author: Haruki Murakami
21. "So what do you think?' He asked, holding up the book.‘I think Salinger is a closet paedophile,' I replied placidly and was surprised and comforted by this minuscule, acidic, bitter Sylvia Plath like mocking, sniping tone that had crept into my voice. ‘The main character Seymour is a fully grown man and a pervert who befriends young girls with his storytelling and swimming, just to get close enough to groom them in preparation for the inevitable sexual assault he lusts after. You might have noticed for example in A Perfect Day For Bananafish he grabs the young girls-'‘Sybil.'‘He grabs Sybil's ankles while lying on the beach and again when he pushes her in the water,' I continued. ‘He goes too far when he kisses the bottom of her foot which makes even a four-year-old yell out in fear, knowing a line had been crossed. Frustrated Seymour walks away and goes back to his hotel where he kills himself in shame."
Author: J.D. Gallagher
22. "I got zero on a maths test once," I said. "The teacher said he'd wanted to give me a minus number, but the computer wouldn't let him."
Author: J.L. Merrow
23. "I found a Cairn Terrier online. It's perfect.""A what?""Pidge is from Kansas. It's the same kind of dog Dorothy had in the Wizard of Oz."Shepley's face was blank. "The Wizard of Oz.""What? I liked the scarecrow when I was a little kid, shut the fuck up.""It's going to crap every where, Travis. It'll bark and whine and … I don't know.""So does America … minus the crapping."
Author: Jamie McGuire
24. "Statues look like people, but people shouldn't act like statues—you know, be set in their ways like stone. I make love like a sculptor paints, minus the wine, plus the grape juice. Suck me like a straw, rubber band legs."
Author: Jarod Kintz
25. "We were young(ish) when we first fell in love. I was however old I am now minus the number of years it has been since that first day."
Author: Jarod Kintz
26. "For a moment, there was silnece, and then at Brooke's nod, the rest of the Squad, minus me, chimed in. "Yes, sir."I said nothing. For one thing, I wasn't exactly keen on speaking in unison, and for another, I wasn't about to make any promises I couldn't keep. "Toby."I jumped in my seat. The Voice actually knew my name. And somehow, he had the freaky ability to ascertain that of all of us, I was the one who hadn't responded. "Do you understand?"I contemplated telling him what I didn't understand was his familial relationshiops, but stayed momentarily silent, causing everyone within a three-foot radius to kick me under the table at once."Ow!" I cleared my throat. "I mean, yes." I didn't throw the sir on the end, but apparently, that was good enough for the Voice. "Excellent. Report in tonight, and we'll have more information for you all tomorrow. And girl?""Yes?""Congratulations on the homecoming nominations. We're all very proud."
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
27. "He knows that after him everything will continue on much as before, except that there will be a minuscule absence, a barely detective gap in the so-called grand scheme, one unit fewer now. Or not even that, not even an empty space where he once was, for all will rush immediately to fill that vacuum. Pft. Gone. Recollections of him will remain in the minds of others for a while, but presently those others too will die and his few relics with them. And then all will be dark."
Author: John Banville
28. "For her, people in general were a plus, a source of positive stimulation (with exceptions such as the predatory Sonya Reynolds). For Gurney, people in general were a minus, a drain on his energy (with exception such as the encouraging Sonya Reynolds)."
Author: John Verdon
29. "I am treating you as my friend, asking you to share my present minuses in the hope that I can ask you to share my future plusses."
Author: Katherine Mansfield
30. "I stayed really physical during my pregnancy. I stuck to my normal pre-pregnancy workout, minus the stomach exercises and twisting. I really felt it helped my whole well-being."
Author: Keri Russell
31. "I'm not a purist. Coffee drinking minus cream and sugar is an acquired taste. I'm still not sure it isn't like telling chefs to dispense with spices in cooking."
Author: Kevin Sinnott
32. "Frost in January minus 20 for a week. Dead birds frozen on the branch—they fall with the first thaw like ripe fruit—death-ripened. We shall all end like them—just a stain in the snow."
Author: Lawrence Durrell
33. "God, what if TMZ got hold of the truth about me? What a liar I am, I mean? What kind of role model am I? I make Vanessa Hudgens look like Mother Freaking Teresa. Minus the whole nudity thing. Because I'm not about to take naked photos of myself and send them to my boyfriend."
Author: Meg Cabot
34. "She felt like she was in Candy Land, minus the lollipops on the trees."
Author: Melissa Senate
35. "In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing."
Author: Mignon McLaughlin
36. "I called Monsieur Menicucci, and he asked anxiously about my pipes. I told him they were holding up well. "That pleases me," he said, "because it is minus five degrees, the roads are perilous, and I am fifty-eight years old. I am staying at home." He paused, then added, "I shall play the clarinet."
Author: Peter Mayle
37. "The boy is right," Torin said, even though he and Cal were probably close to the same age (well, plus or minus five hundred years, I guess). "And the sooner, the better. We're in stasis now, but something is coming. I sense a-""Great disturbance in the Force?" I interrupted before I could stop myself.Torin frowned. "I suspect you're mocking me, but I don't understand the reference."
Author: Rachel Hawkins
38. "You seem to be clean," Terminus decided. "Do you have anything to declare?""Yes," Percy said. "I declare this is stupid."
Author: Rick Riordan
39. "THAT'S IT!" Terminus cried. "That's AGAINST THE RULES!"Polybotes frowned, obviously confused that he was being told off by a statue. "What are you?" he growled. "Shut up!"He pushed the statue over and turned back to Percy."Now I'm MAD!" Terminus shrieked. "I'm strangling you. Feel that? Those are my hands around your neck, you big bully. Get over here! I'm going to head-butt you so hard--"
Author: Rick Riordan
40. "Six minus six is zero. Spears are good for subtraction Ella said"
Author: Rick Riordan
41. "Percy imagined what that would be like: getting an apartment in this tiny replica of Rome, protected by the legion and Terminus the OCD border god. He imagined holding hands with Annabeth at a cafe. Maybe when they were older, watching their own kid chase seagulls across the forum..."
Author: Rick Riordan
42. "Whenever a young thing wants to be free minus serious thought, she gets pregnant and then gets married. Voilà!"
Author: Rita Mae Brown
43. "Innerst inne vill folk ha mulattbarn. Alla samma utblandade fadda plusminusnoll-människa."
Author: Sami Said
44. "We all tell little lies about ourselves, Our past, our presents. We think some of them are minuscule, unimportant, And others, large and incriminating. But they are the same. Only God Has enough of the story to judge our souls."
Author: Sarah McCoy
45. "It's sad that in a world of billions, people can still feel isolated and alone. Sometimes all it takes to brighten up someone's day is a smile or kind word, or the generous actions of a complete stranger. Small things, the tiny details, these are the things that matter in life — the little glint in the eye, curve of a lip, nod of a head, wave of a hand — such minuscule movements have huge ripple effects."
Author: Shaun Hick
46. "At my father's club, sitting before the fire, we had spoken of 'moments made eternity', meaning what are called timeless moments, moments precisely without the pressure of time--moments that might be called, indeed, timeful moments. And we had clearly understood that the pressure of time was our nearly inescapable awareness of an approaching terminus-the bell about to ring, the holiday about to end, the going down from Oxford foreseen...Life itself is pressured by death, the final terminus. Socrates refused to delay his own death for a few more hours: perhaps he knew that those few hours under the pressure of time would be worth little....Awareness of duration, of terminus, spoils Now."
Author: Sheldon Vanauken
47. "It's a fairly accurate portrait of me at eighteen, minus a few quirks like reckless driving and eating binges. It's accurate but it isn't profound."
Author: Susanna Kaysen
48. "Tampa Bay, like any other expansion team, toiled and persevered in its infancy—but today, minus the Devil, the Rays have become one of the most exciting teams in baseball."
Author: Tucker Elliot
49. "Nisi Dominus custodierit domum, in vanum vigilant qui custodiunt eam," Unless the Lord guard the house, in vain do they watch who guard it."
Author: Victor Hugo
50. "Red's world, you see, is a closed circle. Not that it matters. I know that I'm a closed circle, too, and it's all I can do to find some starting point from myself, while at the same time trying to find my own terminus. There's no way I'm ever going to find my beginning or end in somebody else's circle. Two people together never add up to anything more than one person added to another. That we continue to add ourselves up in this way is the reason human beings will always be lonely."
Author: Xiaolu Guo

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