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1. "Evil never goes unpunished, Monsieur. But the punishment is sometimes secret."
Author: Agatha Christie
2. "Friendship is less simple. It is long and hard to obtain but when one has it there's no getting rid of it; one simply has to cope with it. Don't think for a minute that your friends will telephone you every evening, as they ought to, in order to find out if this doesn't happen to be the evening when you are deciding to commit suicide, or simply whether you don't need company, whether you are not in the mood to go out. No, don't worry, they'll ring up the evening you are not alone, when life is beautiful. As for suicide, they would be more likely to push you to it, by virtue of what you owe to yourself, according to them. May heaven protect us, cher Monsieur, from being set upon a pedestal by our friends!"
Author: Albert Camus
3. "-[...] comme vous me paraissez amateur; car lorsque je suis entré vous regardiez mes tableaux, je vous demande la permission de vous faire voir ma galerie : tous tableaux anciens, tous tableaux de maîtres garantis comme tels ; je n'aime pas les modernes.-Vous avez raison, monsieur, car ils ont en général un grand défaut : c'est celui de n'avoir pas encore eu le temps de devenir des anciens."
Author: Alexandre Dumas
4. "This book bore the label R>3214 VIII/2. And this painful truth was suddenly borne in upon the mind of Monsieur Sariette: to wit, that the most scientific system of numbering will not help to find a book if the book is no longer in its place."
Author: Anatole France
5. "...Recognising, as I do, that you are the second highest expert in Europe--""Indeed, sir! May I inquire who has the honour to be the first?" Asked Holmes, with some asperity."To the man of precised, scientific mind the work of Monsieur Bertillon must always appeal strongly.""Then had you not better consult him?""I said, sir, to the precisely scientific mind. But as a practical man of affairs it is acknowledged that you stand alone. I trust, sir, that I have not inadvertently--""Just a little," said Holmes."
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
6. "[T]he appropriate form of address between man and man ought to be, not monsieur, sir, but fellow sufferer, compagnon de miseres."
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
7. "Are you, monsieur, a man of your word?""It really depends upon the word," Magnus said. "There are so many wonderful words..."
Author: Cassandra Clare
8. "No vivacious Bacchanalian flame leaped out of the pressed grape of Monsieur Defarge: but, a smouldering fire that burnt in the dark lay hidden in the dregs of it."
Author: Charles Dickens
9. "-Da, spuse el, dupa ce ma privi cateva clipe, nu se poate nega, - e intr-adevar un chip care exprima hotararea-, e intiparita cu o penita de fier. A fost dureros?-Foarte dureros, spusei sincera. Fa hotararea sa-si ridice mana de pe chipul meu, monsieur, nu-i mai pot indura scrijelirea."
Author: Charlotte Brontë
10. "Que me voulez-vous?' said he in a growl of which the music was wholly confined to his chest and throat, for he kept his teeth clenched, and seemed registering to himself an inward vow that nothing earthly should wring from him a smile. My answer commenced uncompromisingly: -'Monsieur,' I said, je veux l'impossible, des choses inouïes;"
Author: Charlotte Brontë
11. "Il y a ceux qui n'ont jamais lu et qui s'en font une honte, ceux qui n'ont plus le temps de lire et qui en cultivent le regret, il y a ceux qui ne lisent pas de romans, mais des livres *utiles*, mais des essais, mais des ouvrages techniques, mais des biographies, mais des livres d'histoire, il y a ceux qui lisent tout et n'importe quoi, ceux qui "dévorent" et dont les yeux brillent, il y a ceux qui ne lisent que les classiques, monsieur, "car il n'est meilleur critique que le tamis du temps", ceux qui passent leur maturité à "relire", et ceux qui ont lu le dernier untel et le dernier tel autre, car il faut bien, monsieur, se tenir au courant...Mais tous, tous, au nom de la nécessité de lire.Le dogme. (p. 78-79)"
Author: Daniel Pennac
12. "But the point is this Monsieur...the reason why Madame complains of you is not because of the immorality in itself; but because, so she tells me, you make immorality delicious."
Author: Daphne Du Maurier
13. "Ah non ! C'est un peu court jeune hommeOn pourrait dire, O Dieu, bien des choses en sommeEn variant le ton, par exemple, tenez: Agressif: moi monsieur, si j'avais un tel nezIl faudrait sur le champ que je me l'emputasse !Amical: mais il doit tremper dans votre tassePour boire faîtes-vous donc fabriquer un hanap.Descriptif: c'est un roc ! c'est un pic ! c'est un cap !Que dis-je, c'est un cap ? c'est une péninsule !"
Author: Edmond Rostand
14. "Progress had not invaded, science had not enlightened, the little hamlet of Pieuvrot, in Brittany. They were a simple, ignorant, superstitious set who lived there, and the luxuries of civilization were known to them as little as its learning. They toiled hard all the week on the ungrateful soil that yielded them but a bare subsistence in return; they went regularly to mass in the little rock-set chapel on Sundays and saint's days; believed implicitly all that monsieur le cure said to them, and many things which he did not say; and they took all the unknown, not as magnificent but as diabolical"
Author: Eliza Lynn Linton
15. "A new dynasty is never founded without a struggle. Blood makes good manure. It will be a good thing for the Rougon family to be founded on a massacre, like many illustrious families."--Monsieur de Carnavant"
Author: Émile Zola
16. "Maria looked at the TARDIS... 'Is that really your carriage?' She asked. 'It is not very good, monsieur. It has no wheels.''It doesn't need them,' laughed Amy. 'It's an English carriage. They don't have wheels.'Does Monsieur Rory push it?''When necessary,' laughed Amy."
Author: James Goss
17. "Oh no!' replies Monsieur Tuvache indignantly. ‘We're not murderers, you know. You have to understand that's prohibited. We supply what is needed but people do the deed themselves. It's their affair. We are just here to offer a service by selling quality products,' continues the shopkeeper, leading the customer towards the checkout."
Author: Jean Teulé
18. "Je pense, lui dis-je, que nous voilà, tous tant que nous sommes, à manger et à boire pour conserver notre précieuse existence et qu'il n'y a rien, rien, aucune raison d'exister… L'autodidacte répondit que la vie a un sens si on veut bien lui en donner un. Il faut d'abord agir, se jeter dans une entreprise. Il y a un but, Monsieur, il y a un but… il y a les hommes."
Author: Jean Paul Sartre
19. "I don't have a pet, but I dream of someday getting a pug dog whom I will name Croque Monsieur so that I may alternate between calling him Croque, Monsieur or his full name: Croque Monsieur. I'll more than likely only use his first and last name most often when he's been bad."
Author: John Gallagher Jr.
20. "« Et ces sauvages ? me demanda Conseil. N'en déplaise à monsieur, ils ne me semblent pas très méchants !-- Ce sont pourtant des anthropophages, mon garçon.-- On peut être anthropophage et brave homme, répondit Conseil, comme on peut être gourmand et honnête. L'un n'exclut pas l'autre.-- Bon ! Conseil, je t'accorde que ce sont d'honnêtes anthropophages, et qu'ils dévorent honnêtement leurs prisonniers. Cependant, comme je ne tiens pas à être dévoré, même honnêtement, je me tiendrai sur mes gardes... »"
Author: Jules Verne
21. "- Eh bien, monsieur le naturaliste, demanda le Canadien d'un ton légèrement goguenard, et cette Méditerranée?- Nous flottons à sa surface, ami Ned.- Hein! Fit Conseil, cette nuit même?...- Oui, cette nuit même, en quelques minutes, nous avons franchi cet isthme infranchissable.- Je n'en crois rien, répondit le Canadien.- Et vous avez tort, maître Land, repris-je. Cette côte basse qui s'arrondit vers le sud est la côte égyptienne.- À d'autres, monsieur, répliqua l'entêté Canadien."
Author: Jules Verne
22. "Literature is dead, my boy' the uncle replied. 'Look at these empty rooms, and these books buried in their dust; no one reads anymore; I am the guardian of a cemetery here, and exhumation is forbidden.' . . . 'My boy, never speak of literature, never speak of art! Accept the situation as it is! You are Monsieur Boutardins ward before being your Uncle Huguenin's nephew!"
Author: Jules Verne
23. "Ah!' said Michel, tempted, 'you have modern poems?' 'Of course. For instance, Martillac's 'Electric Harmonies,' which won a prize last year from the Academic of Sciences, and Monsieur de Pulfasse's 'Meditations on Oxygen;' and we have the 'Poetic Parallelogram,' and even the 'Decarbonated Odes. . .'Michel couldn't bear hearing another word and found himself outside again, stupefied and overcome. Not even this tiny amount of art had escaped the pernicious influence of the age! Science, Chemistry, Mechanics had invaded the realm of poetry! 'And such things are read,' he murmured as he hurried through the streets, ' perhaps even bought! And signed by the authors and placed on the shelves marked 'Literature.' But not one copy of Balzac, not one work by Victor Hugo! Where can I find such things-where, if not the Library..."
Author: Jules Verne
24. "-¡Cómo! ¿Creéis, Lady Elena, que no se puede ser feliz en una isla desierta?-No, no se puede. El hombre está formado para la sociedad, no para el aislamiento. La soledad no puede engendrar más que desesperación. La cuestión es de tiempo. Es posible que en un principio los cuidados de la vida material, las necesidades de la existencia, distraigan al desgraciado que acaba de librarse del furor de las olas; es posible que las exigencias de la situación presente le hagan olvidar las amenazas del porvenir; pero después, cuando se encuentra solo, lejos de sus semejantes, sin esperanza de volver a su país y al lado de aquellos a quienes ama, ¿cuánto debe su pensamiento minar su cerebro, cuánto debe sufrir? Su islote es el mundo entero. Toda la Humanidad se encierra en él, y al llegar a la muerte, muerte espantosa en el abandono en que se encuentra, está como estará el último hombre en el último día del mundo. Creedme, Monsieur Paganel, es preferible no ser el último hombre."
Author: Jules Verne
25. "- Alors, monsieur le capitaine, dit sérieusement Conseil, si par hasard celui-ci était le dernier de sa race, ne conviendrait-il pas de l'épargner dans l'intérêt de la science ?   - Peut-être, répliqua le Canadien ; mais, dans l'intérêt de la cuisine, il vaut mieux lui donner la chasse.   - Faites donc, maître Land », répondit le capitaine Nemo."
Author: Jules Verne
26. "C'est bon, l'oxygène ! Que monsieur ne craigne pas de respirer. Il y en a pour tout le monde. »"
Author: Jules Verne
27. "Standing up through the Citroen's open sunroof, my six-foot-three-inch, red-cheeked sister pointed a long, trembling finger at the perpetrator and with maximum indignation yelled: 'Ce merde-monsieur a justement crache dans ma derriere!' Her intended meaning is obvious, but what she said was, 'This shit-man just spat out into my butt!"
Author: Julia Child
28. "I see a creative process as a necessarily thievish undertaking. Dig beneath a beautiful piece of writing, Monsieur Boustouler, and you will find all manner of dishonor. Creating means vandalizing the lives of other people, turning them into unwilling and unwitting participants. You steal their desires, their dreams, pocket their flaws, their suffering. You take what does not belong to you. You do this knowingly."
Author: Khaled Hosseini
29. "Pardonnez-moi, monsieur. Je ne l'ai pas fait exprès"
Author: Marie Antoinette
30. "It's pierogis. From Svichkar's. Probably cold. It seemed...Oh,crap. It was a really stupid thing to bring, wasn't it? My mother just has this thing about never arriving empty-handed."I tugged the bag out of his hands. "It's perfect. Merci beaucoup, Monsieur Bainbridge.""Je t'en prie, Mademoiselle Marino."Okay, so it's just the semiformal way to say "You're welcome" in French, but anyone who says Italian is the language of romance is probably Italian."
Author: Melissa Jensen
31. "After the first glass of absinthe you see things as you wish they were. After the second you see them as they are not. Finally you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world. I mean disassociated. Take a top hat. You think you see it as it really is. But you don't because you associate it with other things and ideas.If you had never heard of one before, and suddenly saw it alone, you'd be frightened, or you'd laugh. That is the effect absinthe has, and that is why it drives men mad. Three nights I sat up all night drinking absinthe, and thinking that I was singularly clear-headed and sane. The waiter came in and began watering the sawdust.The most wonderful flowers, tulips, lilies and roses, sprang up, and made a garden in the cafe. "Don't you see them?" I said to him. "Mais non, monsieur, il n'y a rien."
Author: Oscar Wilde
32. "Vous faites de la musique, Monsieur. Vous n'êtes pas musicien."
Author: Pascal Quignard
33. "It is true, Monsieur," Raoule went on, shrugging her shoulders, "that I have had lovers in my life as I have books in my library, to know, to study. But I have had no passion, I have not written my own book yet! I always found myself alone when we were two. One is not weak when one remains master of one's self in the midst of the most stupefying pleasures."
Author: Rachilde
34. "The footman burst in, announcing, 'Monsieur le Duc de ---.''Hold your tongue, you fool,' said the Duke as he entered the room. He said this so well, and with such majesty than Julien could not help thinking that knowing how to lose his temper with a footman was the whole extent of this great personage's knowledge."
Author: Stendhal
35. "Young Reinette: Monsieur, be careful!The Doctor: It's just a nightmare, Reinette, don't worry, everyone has nightmares. Even monsters under the bed have nightmares!Young Reinette: What do monsters have nightmares about?The Doctor: Me!"
Author: Steven Moffat
36. "Faites de beaux rêves, monsieur," she called as she put out the light. Switters had always loved that expression, "Make fine dreams." In contrast to the English, "Have sweet dreams," the French implied that the sleeper was not a passive spectator, a captive audience, but had some control over and must accept some responsiblity for his or her dreaming. Moreover, a "fine" dream had much wider connotations than a "sweet" one."
Author: Tom Robbins
37. "Für die Leute, die einen zum ersten Mal besuchen, eine imposante Bibliothek entdecken und nichts Besseres zu sagen wissen als: "Haben Sie das alles gelesen?", kenne ich mehrere Antworten. Einer meiner Freunde sagt; „Mehr, Monsieur, mehr."Ich für mein Teil habe zwei Antworten. Die erste ist: "Nein. Das sind nur die Bücher, die ich nächste Woche lesen muss. Die, die ich schon gelesen habe, sind in der Universität." Die zweite Antwort lautet: "Ich hab keins dieser Bücher gelesen. Warum würde ich sie sonst hier aufbewahren?"
Author: Umberto Eco
38. "Et puis, tenez, monsieur Marius,je crois que j'étais un peu amoureuse de vous."
Author: Victor Hugo
39. "The sixth of January, 1482, is not, however, a day of which history has preserved the memory. There was nothing notable in the event which thus set the bells and the bourgeois of Paris in a ferment from early morning. It was neither an assault by the Picards nor the Burgundians, nor a hunt led along in procession, nor a revolt of scholars in the town of Laas, nor an entry of "our much dread lord, monsieur the king," nor even a pretty hanging of male and female thieves by the courts of Paris. Neither was it the arrival, so frequent in the fifteenth"
Author: Victor Hugo
40. "Each time he uttered the word ‘Monsieur' in his mild, compassionable voice, the man's face lighted up. The courtesy, to the ex-convict, was like fresh water to a shipwrecked man. Ignominy thirsts for respect."
Author: Victor Hugo
41. "Monsieur Bienvenu was simply a man who accepted these mysterious questions...and who had in his soul a deep respect for the mystery which enveloped them."
Author: Victor Hugo
42. "For that matter," said Toussaint, "it's true. We would be assassinated before we'd have time to say Boo!And then, since Monsieur doesn't sleep in the house. But don't be afraid, mademoiselle, I fasten the windows likeBastilles. Women alone ! I'm sure that's enough to make us shudder! Just imagine! To see men come into the roomat night and say Hush ! to you and set themselves about cutting your throat. It isn't so much the dying, peopledie, that's all right, we know very well that we have to die, but it is the horror of having such people touch yhaving such people touch you. And then their knives, they must cut badly ! 0 God !"
Author: Victor Hugo
43. "If we wish to be happy, monsieur, we must never comprehend duty; for, as soon as we comprehend it, it is implacable. One would say that it punishes you for comprehending it; but no, it rewards you for it; for it puts you into a hell where you feel God at your side."
Author: Victor Hugo
44. "Promise to give me a kiss on my brow when I am dead. --I shall feel it."She dropped her head again on Marius' knees, and her eyelids closed. He thought the poor soul had departed. Eponine remained motionless. All at once, at the very moment when Marius fancied her asleep forever, she slowly opened her eyes in which appeared the sombre profundity of death, and said to him in a tone whose sweetness seemed already to proceed from another world:--"And by the way, Monsieur Marius, I believe that I was a little bit in love with you."
Author: Victor Hugo
45. "Well, listen a moment, Monsieur Mayor; I have often been severe in my life towards others. It was just. I did right. Now if I were not severe towards myself, all I have justly done would become injustice. Should I spare myself more than others? No. What! if I should be prompt only to punish others and not myself, I should be a wretched indeed! - Javert to M. Madeleine"
Author: Victor Hugo
46. "And by the way, Monsieur Marius, I believe that I was a little bit in love with you."She tried to smile once more and expired"
Author: Victor Hugo
47. "And do you know Monsieur Marius? I believe I was a little in love with you."
Author: Victor Hugo
48. "Je fus bientôt supplantée par une rivale, chassée sans récompense, et obligée de continuer cemétier abominable qui vous paraît si plaisant à vous autres hommes, et qui n'est pour nous qu'un abîme de misère. J'allaiexercer la profession à Venise. Ah! monsieur, si vous pouviez vous imaginer ce que c'est que d'être obligée de caresserindifféremment un vieux marchand, un avocat, un moine, un gondolier, un abbé; d'être exposée à toutes les insultes, àtoutes les avanies; d'être souvent réduite à emprunter une jupe pour aller se la faire lever par un homme dégoûtant; d'êtrevolée par l'un de ce qu'on a gagné avec l'autre; d'être rançonnée par les of?ciers de justice, et de n'avoir en perspectivequ'une vieillesse affreuse, un hôpital, et un fumier, vous concluriez que je suis une des plus malheureuses créatures dumonde."
Author: Voltaire
49. "And the non-reading of books, you will object, should be characteristic of all collectors? This is news to me, you may say. It is not news at all. experts will bear me out when I say that it is the oldest thing in the world. Suffice it to quote the answer which Anatole France gave to a philistine who admired his library and then finished with the standard question, "And you have read all these books, Monsieur France?" "Not one-tenth of them. I don't suppose you use your Sevres china every day?"
Author: Walter Benjamin
50. "PISTOL-Say'st thou me so? is that a ton of moys? Come hither, boy: ask me this slave in French What is his name.Boy-Ecoutez: comment etes-vous appele?French Soldier-Monsieur le Fer.Boy- He says his name is Master Fer.PISTOL-Master Fer! I'll fer him, and firk him, and ferret him: discuss the same in French unto him.Boy-I do not know the French for fer, and ferret, and firk."
Author: William Shakespeare

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Author: Albert Camus

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