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1. "I'm not preaching about things you should do, I'm not political or anything. I'm probably not the best role model."
Author: Alexa Chung
2. "Keep both heart and hand in your own possession, till you see good reason to part with them; and if such an occasion should never present itself, comfort your mind with this reflection: that, though in single life your joys may not be very many, your sorrows, at least, will not be more than you can bear."
Author: Anne Bronte
3. "But artists aren't the only marginalized folks controlling real estate. Think about the colonizing role that wealthy white gay men have played in communities of color; they're often the first group to gentrify poor and working-class neighborhoods. Harlem is a good example. Gays have moved in and driven up rents, as have renegade young white students, who want to be cool and hip. This is colonization, post-colonial-style. After all, the people who are "sent back" to recover the territory are always those who don't mind associating with the colored people! And it's a double bind, because some of these people could be allies. Some gay white men are proactive about racism, even while being entrepreneurial. But in the end, they take spaces, redo them, sell them for a certain amount of money, while the people who have been there are displaced. And in some cases, the people of color who are there are perceived as enemies by white newcomers."
Author: Bell Hooks
4. "But I'd rather look back and regret something I did when I was young and crazy, than look back and regret something I never had the courage to do, and realize it's too late."
Author: Cherrie Lynn
5. ".. As far as they're conserned, I've been kind of a poor second best all my life, or I don't qualify at all compared to my brother. It's rough being around them and feeling like you never measure up." Collin"
Author: Danielle Steel
6. "Guitar playing is just something that came to me and is really second nature now."
Author: Dave Navarro
7. "The next day was, for Emma, a dismal one. Everything seemed enveloped in a black atmosphere that hovered indistinctly over the exterior of things, and sorrow rushed into her soul, moaning softly like the winter wind in abandoned manor houses. It was the sort of reverie you sink into over something that will never return again, the lassitude that overcomes you with each thing that is finished, the pain you suffer when any habitual motion is stopped, when a prolonged vibration abruptly ceases."
Author: Gustave Flaubert
8. "First gain the victory and then make the best use of it you can."
Author: Horatio Nelson
9. "A human being becomes human not through the casual convergence of certain biological conditions, but through an act of will and love on the part of other people. If this is not the case, then humanity becomes — as it is already to a large extent — no more than a rabbit-warren. But this is no longer a "free-range" warren but a "battery" one, in the conditions of artificiality in which it lives, with artificial light and chemical feed."
Author: Italo Calvino
10. "You and I, Sir John," said Mrs. Jennings, "should never stand upon such ceremony.""Then you would be very ill-bred," cried Mr. Palmer."My love, you contradict every body," - said his wife with her usual laugh. "Do you know that you are quite rude?""I did not know I contradicted any body in calling your mother ill-bred."
Author: Jane Austen
11. "Long looking at paintings is equivalent to being dropped into a foreign city, where gradually, out of desire and despair, a few key words, then a little syntax make a clearing in the silence. Art... is a foreign city, and we deceive ourselves when we think it familiar... We have to recognize that the language of art, all art, is not our mother-tongue."
Author: Jeanette Winterson
12. "If we never take a chance on people, we'll never know."
Author: Lisa Wingate
13. "First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love."
Author: Maya Angelou
14. "The handy thing about being a father is that the historic standard is so pitifully low."
Author: Michael Chabon
15. "Some men never recover from education."
Author: Oliver St. John Gogarty
16. "Memories particularly of when they weren't being what parents are nine-tenths of the time, the taskmasters, the examples, the moral authorities, the nags of pick-that-up and you're-going-to-be-late, keepers of the diary of her duties and routines, memories, rather, of when they found one another afresh, beyond the tensions between parental mastery and inept childish uncertainty, of those moments of respite in a family's life when they could reach one another in calm"
Author: Philip Roth
17. "Sweetheart, listen carefully, when I say that I don't need anybody but you, what I mean is that I never have. I need you. I've never needed anyone or anything the way I need you. I need you in a way that would break me if I lost you. Being with you makes every part of my life better. Every second I get with you is the best second of my life. I'm not good at expressing myself, not like you are, but I treasure this thing between us. Don't think I don't."
Author: R.K. Lilley
18. "Envy and resentment are terribly corrosive passions. To suffer at the sight or even the thought of others' enjoyment of life makes one a committed enemy of human happiness. Such people end up being practically a curse upon the human race. They vandalize life, exerting themselves not in the pursuit of gain or pleasure, but to hinder others' enjoyment."
Author: Robert Sheaffer
19. "What's more ludicrous is the whole idea of me being jealous and competitive."
Author: Ryan Phillippe
20. "A couple of times he called the second he'd finished reading a novel and just had to tell me about it, and I know it sounds hokey and librarianish to say so, but I just swooned when he did that."
Author: Sarah Vowell
21. "In Boulder, being of narrow mind was a much worse sin than appearing stupid."
Author: Stephen White
22. "He never gives up on who I am or who I could be. He doesn't run away when things get complicated."
Author: Susane Colasanti

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I am not a twenty-two-year-old boy; I am not a besotted fool. If you think to jilt me, think again. For I will not turn tail and run the other way as he did, oh no. I will find you, and I will drag you to the altar on your back if need be, no matter how you might be screaming. No matter how scandalous it might be."
Author: Brenda Joyce

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