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1. "I have a problem,' said Nikolai Nikolaivitch Asterinov, getting to his feet. ‘I have a problem, that I wish to share with this, our science fiction writers' collective. We are to concoct a race of aliens against which humanity can unite. Spacefaring aliens, no?' ‘Yes, of course.' ‘Then this is my problem. We know the party line. The philosophy of the party has always been that capitalistic Western fantasies of launching rockets to other planets will always be doomed by the internal contradictions of the competitive inefficiency of capitalism itself. Only the combined and unified effort of a whole people would be able to achieve so monumental an achievement as interstellar flight. No capitalist race could ever achieve something as sophisticated as interstellar flight; only communists could do this. Now, how can it be that these evil aliens are able to build spaceships and fly across the void? Surely they are not communists?"
Author: Adam Roberts
2. "It means that all witches who hunt will turn their full attention on the ones Dominique considers responsible for my murder. They will call on their allies. They will track down anyone they have ever know to have a connection to the killers, without worrying about messy treaties with SingleEarth or other normally respected neutral havens.""I don't suppose they care that your are not, in fact, dead," Nikolas said.Sarah shook her head. "In their eyes, I am."
Author: Amelia Atwater Rhodes
3. "Nikolas.If it scarred, she was going to be really annoyed."Is your control really this good, or are you a secret masochist?" Nikolas asked as he cut the tail of the S, a jagged underline."Is this a ritual thing, or are you just a sadist?" she returned, impatient. Though he was enjoying his busywork, he wasn't focused enough for Sarah to act."Both," he answered, laughing, as he turned to the other arm. "You can ask me to stop any time now." She understood what he really meant--You can break down and beg. "Or must I continue?""Hurry up, would you?" She yawned. "I have to get to the drugstore before it closes. We're out of Band-Aids at my house."
Author: Amelia Atwater Rhodes
4. "Lvov: I need to have a candid talk with you, Nikolay Alekseyevich.Ivanov: Doctor, if we're going to have a candid talk every day, I haven't the strength for it."
Author: Anton Chekhov
5. "The world, I think, will wait a long time for Nikola Tesla's equal in achievement and imagination."
Author: Edwin Howard Armstrong
6. "He would shoot his adversary in a duel, and go against a bear if need be, and fight off a robber in the forest--all as successfully and fearlessly as L---n, yet without any sense of enjoyment, but solely out of unpleasant necessity, listlessly, lazily, even with boredom. Anger, of course, constituted a progress over L---n, even over Lermontov. There was perhaps more anger in Nikolai Vsevolodovich than in those two together, but this anger was cold, calm, and if one may put it so, reasonable, and therefore the most repulsive and terrible that can be."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
7. "I regard you as one of those men who would stand and smile at their torturer while he cuts their entrails out, if only they have found faith or God. Find it and you will live. You have long needed a change of air. Suffering, too, is a good thing. Suffer! Maybe Nikolay is right in wanting to suffer. I know you don't believe in it—but don't be over-wise; fling yourself straight into life, without deliberation; don't be afraid—the flood will bear you to the bank and set you safe on your feet again. What bank? How can I tell? I only believe that you have long life before you."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
8. "Protect that girl, Balthazar. She is an innocent in all of this.""Why does she want Nikolas to gain his humanity?""She believes they are in love."The absurdity of D's words hit Balthazar square in the gut. He would have doubled over if he didn't find the reason pathetic. Thankfully, he managed to keep the laughter in his head."Love? Nikolas?"
Author: Kate Evangelista
9. "We do things we're not proud of. Nikolas more than most."
Author: Kate Evangelista
10. "You'll call for me. You'll be lonely in your new quarters and will feel out of sorts. I could let you pet my hair until you fell asleep."He drew in closer and lowered his voice to ask in all seriousness, "You're mad, aren't you?""As—a—hatter," she whispered back conspiratorially.He felt a hint of sympathy for the creature. "How long have you been in here?""For four long...interminable...days."He glowered at her."Which is why I want you to take me with you. I don't eat much."The dungeon erupted with laughter again.(Myst and Nikolai)"
Author: Kresley Cole
11. "Myst hasn't returned yet, But you know that, or else you'd both be naked and fornicating on the front lawn" "The night's young. Give us time, and it was a field a mile away."A Valkyrie and Nikolai Wroth pg 322"
Author: Kresley Cole
12. "Nikolai stroked her cheek, then wrapped her in his embrace. "You're safe," he said tenderly beside her ear. "I've got you, and I'm going to keep you safe."
Author: Lara Adrian
13. "Would I be healed now if you gave me your blood, Nikolai?""Are you asking me for it?""If I were, would you give it to me?"
Author: Lara Adrian
14. "Nikolai's a badass Russian. Badass Russians only have three emotions: revenge, depression, and vodka."
Author: Larry Correia
15. "I took a breath. "Your highness—""Nikolai," he corrected. "But I've also been known to answer to ‘sweetheart' or ‘handsome."
Author: Leigh Bardugo
16. "You heard Prince Perfect," Mal said, and joined us at the table. Nikolai grinned. "I've had a lot of nicknames, but that one is easily the most accurate."
Author: Leigh Bardugo
17. "Watch yourself, Nikolai," Mal said softly. "Princes bleed just like other men."Nikolai plucked an invisible piece of dust from his sleeve. "Yes," he said. "They just do it in better clothes."
Author: Leigh Bardugo
18. "I want to kiss you," Nikolai said. "But I won't. Not until you're thinking of me instead of trying to forget him."
Author: Leigh Bardugo
19. "You know the problem with heroes and saints, Nikolai?" I asked as I closed the book's cover and headed for the door. "They always end up dead."
Author: Leigh Bardugo
20. "I shouldn't have lost my temper that way. It just pricks his pride, makes him dig in his heels.""So why did you?" I asked, genuinely curious. It was rare for Nikolai's emotions to get the best of him. "I don't know," he said, shredding the leaf. "You got angry. I got angry. The room was too damn hot.""I don't think that's it.""Indigestion?" he offered."It's because you actually care about what happens to this country," I said. "The throne is just a prize to Vasily, something he wants to squabble over like a favorite toy, You're not like that. You'll make a good king."Nikolai froze. "I…" For once, words seemed to have deserted him. Then a crooked, embarrassed smile crept across his face. It was a far cry from his usual self-assured grin. "Thank you," he said.I sighed as we resumed our pace. "You're going to be insufferable now, aren't you?"Nikolai laughed. "I'm already insufferable."
Author: Leigh Bardugo
21. "Nikolai laughed. "Next time, bring a flask. Every time he changes his mind, take a sip."I groaned. "I'd be passed out on the floor before the hour was up."
Author: Leigh Bardugo
22. "I'll get them out and come back. I promise.""On your word as a cutthroat and a pirate?"He touched my cheek once, briefly. "Privateer."Another explosion rocked the grounds."Let's go!" shouted Mal.As we sprinted into the tunnel, I glanced back and saw Nikolai silhouetted against the purple twilight. I wondered if I'd ever see him again."
Author: Leigh Bardugo
23. "Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy"
Author: Leo Tolstoy
24. "¿Tienes idea de cómo es crecer en un lugar donde todo el mundo está esperando a ver qué dices, sólo para poder estar de acuerdo contigo? [...] Es extremadamente aburrido. Nunca nadie te desafía o expresa una opinión diferente. Nunca nada te cuesta esfuerzo. Nacer para ser un "alfa" es eso: nacer para mandar. Para que todo el mundo se calle cuando tú hablas, baje la cabeza y obedezca. Todo es tan fácil, y tan aburrido, que al cabo de un tiempo llegas a odiarlo. -- Nikolai Valinchenko"
Author: Melisa S. Ramonda
25. "I hereby certify that the bearer of this note, Nikolai Ivanovich, spent the night in question at Satan's ball, having been lured there in a transportational capacity... Hella, put in parentheses! And write 'hog.' Signed- Behemoth."
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
26. "The streetlights had already lit up on Bronnaya, and a golden moon hung over the Patriarchs. In the ever deceiving lunar light, it appeared to Ivan Nikolayevich that, instead of a cane, the professor stood holding a sword under his arm."
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
27. "If you've been exiled, why don't you send me word of yourself? People do send word. Have you stopped loving me? No, for some reason I don't believe that. It means you were exiled and died … Release me, then, I beg you, give me freedom to live, finally, to breathe the air! …' Margarita Nikolaevna answered for him herself: 'You are free … am I holding you?' Then she objected to him: 'No, what kind of answer is that? No, go from my memory, then I'll be free …"
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
28. "It is not a dream, it is a simple feat of scientific electrical engineering, only expensive — blind, faint-hearted, doubting world! [...] Humanity is not yet sufficiently advanced to be willingly led by the discoverer's keen searching sense. But who knows? Perhaps it is better in this present world of ours that a revolutionary idea or invention instead of being helped and patted, be hampered and ill-treated in its adolescence — by want of means, by selfish interest, pedantry, stupidity and ignorance; that it be attacked and stifled; that it pass through bitter trials and tribulations, through the strife of commercial existence. So do we get our light. So all that was great in the past was ridiculed, condemned, combatted, suppressed — only to emerge all the more powerfully, all the more triumphantly from the struggle." – Nikola Tesla (at the end of his dream for Wardenclyffe)"
Author: Nikola Tesla
29. "Thanks from keeping me from being a liar," said Nikolai."What?""About your having diarrhea.""For you I'd get dysentery.""Now that's friendship."
Author: Orson Scott Card
30. "I wish I wasn't an imperial highness or an ex-grand duchess. I'm sick of people doing things to me because of what I am. Girl-in-white-dress. Short-one-with-fringe. Daughter-of-the-tsar. Child-of-the-ex-tyrant. I want people to look and see me, Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova, not the caboose on a train of grand duchesses. Someday, I promise myself, no one will be able to hear my name or look at my picture and suppose they know all about me. Someday I will do something bigger than what I am."
Author: Sarah Miller
31. "Before the war Sofya Levinton had once said to Yevgenia Nikolaevna Shaposhnikova, 'If one man is fated to be killed by another, it would be interesting to trace the gradual convergence of their paths. At the start they might be miles away from one another – I might be in Pamir picking alpine roses and clicking my camera, while this other man, my death, might be eight thousand miles away, fishing for ruff in a little stream after school. I might be getting ready to go to a concert and he might be at the railway station buying a ticket to go and visit his mother-in-law – and yet eventually we are bound to meet, we can't avoid it..."
Author: Vasily Grossman

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