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1. "Nato allies have been looking at various missile-defence options for some time. Nato itself is developing protections for our deployed troops."
Author: Anders Fogh Rasmussen
2. "The lesson of the Cuban Missile Crisis is plain: Strength prevents war; weakness invites it. We need a commander-in-chief who understands that - and who won't leave us facing a foe who thinks he doesn't."
Author: Arthur L. Herman
3. "Pakistan has made no mention of ending our tests. We have a missile program, and it is in the national interest whatever we want to do."
Author: Ayub Khan
4. "The first sound was the bowstrings, the snap of five thousand hemp cords being tightened by stressed yew, and that sound was like the devil's harpstrings being plucked. Then there was the arrow sound, the sigh of air over feathers, but multiplied, so that it was like the rushing of a wind. That sound diminished as two clouds of arrows, thick as any flock of starlings, climbed into the gray sky. Hook, reaching for another broadhead, marveled at the sight of five thousand arrows in two sky-shadowing groups. The two storms seemed to hover for a heart's beat at the height of their trajectory, and then the missiles fell. It was Saint Crispin's Day in Picardy. For an instant there was silence. Then the arrows struck. It was the sound of steel on steel. A clatter, like Satan's hailstorm."
Author: Bernard Cornwell
5. "I've already got the storm figured out. Some idiot blew up the sun. Some dumb Russian general pushed the wrong button and launched one of their million missiles, or maybe NASA misaimed one of our test rockets. Either way, the sun is gone and we're now engaged in a nuclear shootout. It's the end of everything. Batman and Superman aren't coming and James Bond doesn't have a trick up his sleeve to save us this time. In a week or a month, we'll all freeze to death, just like in that Twilight Zone episode where the pretty lady is burning up with fever, dreaming the sun is baking the world dry, when really the Earth has dropped out of orbit, is hurtling further and further away from the sun, rapidly turning into a big ball of ice."
Author: Bob Thurber
6. "Hand, nobody told me about the weight. Why didn't our parents tell us about the weight?—What weight?—The fucking weight, Hand. How does the woman Ingres live? The one from Marrakesh? If we're vessels, and we are, then we, you and I, are overfull, and that means she's at the bottom of a deep cold lake. How can she stand the hissing of all that water?—We are not vessels; we are missiles.—We're static and we're empty. We are overfull and leaden.—We are airtight and we are missiles and all-powerful."
Author: Dave Eggers
7. "Just who has imposed on the suffering human race poison gas, barbed wire, high explosives, experiments in eugenics, the formula for zyklon b, heavy artillery, pseudo-scientific justifications for mass murder, cluster bombs, attack submarines, napalm, intercontinental missiles , military space platforms and nuclear weapons? If memory serves it was not the Vatican."
Author: David Berlinski
8. "Papa was no longer fixing a carburetor: he was setting up a greasy little Cuban missile base smack-dab in the middle of Mama's immaculate Washington, D.C. It was a flagrant act of war."
Author: David James Duncan
9. "It is most gratifying," it said, "that your enthusiasm for our planet continues unabated, and so we would like to assure you that the guided missiles currently converging with your ship are part of a special service we extend to all of our most enthusiastic clients, and the fully armed nuclear warheads are of course merely a courtesy detail. We look forward to your custom in future lives ... thank you."
Author: Douglas Adams
10. "Which I would've done 'cause I volunteered for the draft which meant that I only had to do two years. But when the Cubans had missiles in the Canal and Kennedy made the extension, I was one of the ones who had enough time to be extended."
Author: Edwin Starr
11. "The clans began to bombard the outer force field with rockets, missiles, nukes, and harsh language."
Author: Ernest Cline
12. "Nice prong," said Sophronia after a moment.Felix grinned and waggled his eyebrows lasciviously. "Thank you for saying so."Sophronia was instantly suspicious. "You mean that isn't a ballistic exploding steam missile fire prong?""No such thing, my dear Ria, but it certainly sounds wicked, doesn't it?""Then what is it?"He handed the evil-looking object over. "Ah, a portable boot-blackening apparatus with pressure-controlled particulate emissions, and attached accoutrement to achieve the highest possible shine. For the stylish gentleman on the go."
Author: Gail Carriger
13. "It's best to locate the mind first before launching the 'missiles of contention'."
Author: Gasmaskman
14. "Upon my word, I think the truth is the hardest missile one can be pelted with."
Author: George Eliot
15. "When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive."
Author: George W. Bush
16. "As far as missile defense is concerned, a very thorough consultation process is underway."
Author: Gerhard Schroder
17. "The man's tongue was like a heat-seeking missile and it blew Kory to pieces."
Author: Gina A. Rogers
18. "The most used phrase in my administration if I were to be President would be 'What the hell you mean we're out of missiles?'"
Author: Glenn Beck
19. "If you're setting a game during the Cuban Missile Crisis, look through a library. find out what people were wearing, what other issues were in the news, how houses were furnished, what cars were being driven. Especially include things which now seem foreign."
Author: Graham Nelson
20. "Look at us. We build giant highways and murderously fast cars for killing each other and committing suicide. Instead of bomb shelters we construct gigantic frail glass buildings all over Manhattan at Ground Zero, a thousand feet high, open to the sky, life a woman undressing before an intruder and provoking him to rape her. We ring Russia's borders with missile-launching pads, and then scream that she's threatening us. In all history there's never been a more lurid mass example of the sadist-masochist expression of the thanatos instinct than the present conduct of the United States. The Nazis by comparison were Eagle Scouts."
Author: Herman Wouk
21. "Iran is actively pursuing the development of weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles."
Author: Howard Berman
22. "National Missile Defense is of a nature to retrigger a proliferation of weapons, notably nuclear missiles. Everything that goes in the direction of proliferation is a bad direction."
Author: Jacques Chirac
23. "We're like Iraq. We're hiding missiles. We've got two missiles in reserve."
Author: Jayson Williams
24. "Everyone stopped to blink at that for a second. I mean, come on. Impaled by a guided frozen turkey missile. Even by the standards of the quasi-immortal creatures of the night, that ain't something you see twice."For my next trick," I panted into the startled silence, "anvils."
Author: Jim Butcher
25. "I support development and deployment of a limited national missile defense. Few if any of our duties surpass our obligation to provide for the common defense of our nation."
Author: Joe Lieberman
26. "When Louis relaxed, it was an indication that a threat was at hand and he was preparing to act, as when an archer releases a breath simultaneously with the flight of an arrow, channeling all of the tension into the flighted missile itself."
Author: John Connolly
27. "From 1957 through 1961, Khrushchev openly, repeatedly, and bloodcurdlingly threatened the West with nuclear annihilation. Soviet missile capabilities were so far superior to those of the United States, he insisted, that he could wipe out any American or European city. He would even specify how many missiles and warheads each target might require."
Author: John Lewis Gaddis
28. "Ideas are more dangerous than missiles."
Author: Kambiz Mostofizadeh
29. "I think I'm under control, that I've stripped away all weaknesses. That committing to my mission has made me impervious. I'm wrong. The thought of Barrons smiling brings other thoughts.Barrons naked.Dancing.Dark head thrown back.Laughing.The image doesn't "gently swim up in my mind" in a dreamy sort of way, like I've seen in movies. No, this one slams into my head like a nuclear missile, exploding in my brain in graphic detail. I suffocate in a mushroom cloud of pain.I can't breathe. I squeeze my eyes shut.White teeth flashing in his dark face: I get knocked down but I get up again. You're never gonna keep me down.I stagger.But he didn't get up, the bastard. He stayed down."
Author: Karen Marie Moning
30. "Women are so useless and unimaginative, aren't they? All they ever think of planting in the dirt is the seed of something beautiful or edible. The only missile they can ever think of throwing at anybody is a ball or a bridal bouquet."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
31. "And beyond that, the next issue is how do we guarantee one of these weapons, not necessarily this missile, but nuclear weapons ends up in the hands of Al Qaeda or some other terrorist group."
Author: Lawrence Eagleburger
32. "First of all, I think all countries in the world have agreed it is not in anyone's interest to test-fire a missile, or whatever its is."
Author: Lee Myung Bak
33. "If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile."
Author: Lynda Barry
34. "Joy explodes throughout the book of Psalms like fireworks, and is the most potent anti-missile defense system there is."
Author: Lynn Austin
35. "Something to remember, that: cats for missiles."
Author: Mervyn Peake
36. "And Prometheus was flying directly toward them.William Shakespeare shifted uncomfortably in his seat. "Now, I've never been a warrior,and I know little about tactics,but shouldn't we be flying in the other direction?" They were close enough now to see the wide-eyed anpu in the nearest craft."We will," Prometheus said. "Just as soon as the missiles explode.""Which missiles?" Shakespeare asked."The two just behind us."
Author: Michael Scott
37. "The Cruise missiles do not frighten anyone. We are catching them like fish in a river. I mean here that over the past two days, we managed to shoot down 196 missiles before they hit their target."
Author: Mohammed Saeed Al Sahaf
38. "From the book he carefully tears out several maps, and in this light Afghanistan's mountains and hills and restlessly branching corridors of rock appear as though the pages are crumpled up, and there is a momentary wish in him to smooth them down. Laser-guided bombs are falling onto the pages in his hands, missiles summoned from the Arabian Sea, from American warships that are as long as the Empire State Building is tall."
Author: Nadeem Aslam
39. "America must be a light to the world, not just a missile."
Author: Nancy Pelosi
40. "The child probably overheard their voices; for, looking up to the window, with a bright, but naughty smile of mirth and intelligence, she threw one of the prickly burrs at the Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale. The sensitive clergyman shrunk, with nervous dread, from the light missile."
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
41. "It was refreshing to flirt with a woman who didn't think it meant she had to fall on his dick with a missile-seeking vagina."
Author: Olivia Cunning
42. "I would not suggest the U.S. should sit down with the North Koreans bilaterally immediately after they've fired missiles - because the appearance is that you reward bad behavior. But if North Korea behaves for some period of time, I would pretty much favor direct talks."
Author: Richard Armitage
43. "But we were born of risen apes, not fallen angels, and the apes were armed killers besides. And so what shall we wonder at? Our murders and massacres and missiles, and our irreconcilable regiments? Or our treaties whatever they may be worth; our symphonies however seldom they may be played; our peaceful acres, however frequently they may be converted into battlefields; our dreams however rarely they may be accomplished. The miracle of man is not how far he has sunk but how magnificently he has risen. We are known among the stars by our poems, not our corpses."
Author: Robert Ardrey
44. "Yes, we all know that there's a good chance the missiles won't work properly when the government people finally come to get them, but over the years we've stopped worrying about that. Deep down, most of us feel it's probably better this way. After all, if there are families in faraway countries with their own backyard missiles, armed and pointed back at us, we would hope that they too have found a much better use for them."
Author: Shaun Tan
45. "In business doing nothing is often the hardest thing. (And not just in business. Harold Macmillan, prime minister during the Cuban missile crisis, mused then ‘on the frightful desire to do something, with the knowledge that not to do anything was prob. the right answer'.)"
Author: Simon Kuper
46. "The narrator, a time traveler from 2011, scoffs at the despondency caused by the Cuban Missile Crisis -- especially the drug and alcohol use of a resident of 1962 he supposedly cares about. Then he finds his compassion because he remembers he is the exception in being able to see beyond the immediate -- and foreboding -- horizon."
Author: Stephen King
47. "No one would blow up their entire country in the hope that a few angels might be in the air when you did it. It's just not responsible nuke behavior.""Unlike nuclear cow missiles," says Dum."Exactly."
Author: Susan Ee
48. "You think wars get started because some duke gets shot, or someone cuts off one's ear, or someone's sited their missiles in the wrong place. It's not like that. That's just well, just reasons, which haven't got anything to do with it. What really causes wars is two sides that can't stand the sight of one another and the pressure builds up and up and then anything will cause it. Anything at all."
Author: Terry Pratchett
49. "Adolf Hitler is probably the last of the great adventurer-conquerors in the tradition of Alexander, Caesar and Napoleon, and the Third Reich the last of the empires which set out on the path taken earlier by France, Rome and Macedonia. The curtain was rung down on that phase of history, at least, by the sudden invention of the hydrogen bomb, of the ballistic missile and of rockets that can be aimed to hit the moon."
Author: William L. Shirer
50. "With regard to North Korea, between myself and President Obama earlier, with regard to the so-called launch of satellite, the missile launch, we shared the view that it undermines the efforts of the various countries concerned to achieve the resolution through dialogue."
Author: Yoshihiko Noda

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A part of you feels lost and not at 'home', while another part just wants to be home. Inside you feel it's better to be lost then to be home where you think you belong. There's a battle inside of you, but you don't know which side to fight on. Is it better to be lost or is it better to be 'home'? When you're lost, you have freedom from yourself. When your lost you're not yourself, you don't know what to do or who you are anymore. When you're home, you feel safe, but "home is a battlefield. Back home they're all tying to ‘get you'. Get you to open up, be somebody you're not sure you are anymore. Or I could be wrong." Maybe it's better to be lost then to be home, but sometimes you just got to come 'home' for awhile! Sometimes home is where you should be even when you want to be lost."
Author: Benjamin Ford Crouch

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