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1. "I hate the Officials the most when they do this: when they act as if they have seen it all before, as if they have seen me before. When really they have never seen me at all. Just my data on a screen."
Author: Ally Condie
2. ". . . what I know is unofficial, what [the inspector] knows is official. I have the right to private judgment, but he has none."
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
3. "ARTICLE 54 A Bro is required to go out with his Bros on St. Patty's Day and other official Bro holidays, including Halloween, New Year's Eve, and Desperation Day (February 13)."
Author: Barney Stinson
4. "A close girlfriend of mine and I have been writing and playing together for years and decided to make it official, so we formed a band called 'Everly.'"
Author: Bethany Joy Lenz
5. "He seems to want confrontation not only with the legislature and with the other elected officials, but he wants constant confrontation in order to be center stage on the television screen."
Author: Bill Scott
6. "The Western media tends to place a lot of emphasis on official institutions in Ukraine such as its supreme court, the central election commission, and the parliament. In reality, the people of Ukraine now control their destiny."
Author: Bob Schaffer
7. "I realized I was officially a professional writer when all my plans began with "drink coffee" and ended with "take a nap."
Author: Cassandra Duffy
8. "Please stop calling me that. You're still officially the Master.""Oh, I know," Malik said. "But much like Merit, I find it amusing to irritate you."As Malik walked down the hallway and around the corner, Ethan turned his pointed gaze on me.I shrugged innocently. "I can't help it if I'm a trendsetter."
Author: Chloe Neill
9. "I love you," I said, gripping the back of her neck and bringing her mouth to mine. My hand trailed down her side, naked and smooth and covered in goose bumps."We're really doing this, aren't we?" she asked, pulling back just enough to meet my eyes."We're really doing this.""Officially." "A hundred percent. Dinners, dates, introducing you as my girlfriend. The whole thing.""Think I like the sound of that," she said, her cheeks pink."
Author: Christina Lauren
10. "You know why my show is good? Because the network officials say you're not smart enough to get what I'm doing, and every day I fight for you. I tell them how smart you are. Turns out, I was wrong. You people are stupid.-responding to an idiot in the audience during a stand-up performance who would not stop yelling "I'm Rick James B***h"."
Author: Dave Chapelle
11. "He advocated that all who follow Jesus are priests, not just the official clergy. Much of what he said made sense, as did his kind manner. But why was he here now? Had this persecuted recluse emerged just to speak to me?"
Author: David Holdsworth
12. "You know i,m right.""Yeah, well, lets not say anything until it's official."
Author: Debbie Moon
13. "My wife and I have never been able to have kids of our own. Physically, it's impossible. The doctor checked. So we tend to unofficially adopt lots of twenty-somethings. I have a real soft spot in my heart for youth."
Author: Doug Jones
14. "...Come on let's see the degree." Katherine unrolled her scroll displaying a long declaration in Latin affixed with a red seal proclaiming her a Master of Art. "Imagine working for years to obtain a piece of paper we can hardly read " Katherine joked. "And to officially declare you have talent " Suzy returned."
Author: E.A. Bucchianeri
15. "Personally, I felt pretty safe. Librarians are like priests. You can tell them you want information on just about any subject and they never look at you weird. It's like a rule or something. I figured even in a small town like this, my question wouldn't be the strangest one the librarian had heard. I didn't know if librarians had any sort of official privacy code, but I was counting on confidence. They're not big talkers. It comes from being forced to be quiet all the time."
Author: Eileen Cook
16. "Sandy fidgeted with his pen. "There's something I didn't write down. Maybe I shouldn't tell you, you being a judge and all, but, well, Jake Wexler… he's a bookie."No, he should not have told her. "A small-time operator, I'm sure, Mr. McSouthers," the judge replied coldly. "It can have no bearing on the matter before us. Sam Westing manipulated people, cheated workers, bribed officials, stole ideas, but Sam Westing never smoked or drank or placed a bet. Give me a bookie any day over such a fine, upstanding, clean-living man."
Author: Ellen Raskin
17. "Baseball may be our national pastime, but the age-old tradition of taking a swing at Congress is a sport with even deeper historical roots in the American experience. Since the founding of our country, citizens from Ben Franklin to David Letterman have made fun of their elected officials."
Author: Evan Bayh
18. "Anyone who lives in Washington and has an official position viscerally understands the cost of a lack of privacy. Every dinner - especially ones with a journalist in attendance - is preceded by the mandatory, 'This is off the record.' But everyone also knows, nothing is really 'off the record.'"
Author: Ezekiel Emanuel
19. "I'm not an elected official who puts a finger in the wind to see what the majority thinks; I represent women, whether they're popular or not."
Author: Gloria Allred
20. "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out."
Author: I.F. Stone
21. "As we look over the list of the early leaders of the republic, Washington, John Adams, Hamilton, and others, we discern that they were all men who insisted upon being themselves and who refused to truckle to the people. With each succeeding generation, the growing demand of the people that its elective officials shall not lead but merely register the popular will has steadily undermined the independence of those who derive their power from popular election. The persistent refusal of the Adamses to sacrifice the integrity of their own intellectual and moral standards and values for the sake of winning public office or popular favor is another of the measuring rods by which we may measure the divergence of American life from its starting point."
Author: James Truslow Adams
22. "You are officially fired. You are a terrible conscience."
Author: Jamie McGuire
23. "The cucumber and the tomato are both fruit; the avocado is a nut. To assist with the dietary requirements of vegetarians, on the first Tuesday of the month a chicken is officially a vegetable."
Author: Jasper Fforde
24. "Because I never thought the Lord would treat me any different from any other honest man or that I had an official position that compelled the Lord to help me in any other way than He would help any other man."
Author: John Harvey Kellogg
25. "But there will be no justice, there will be no government of the people, by the people, and for the people, as long as the government and its officials permit bribery in any form."
Author: John Jay Hooker
26. "Smiley himself was one of those solitaires who seem to have come into the world fully educated at the age of eighteen. Obscurity was his nature, as well as his profession. The byways of espionage are not populated by the brash and colourful adventurers of fiction. A man who, like Smiley, has lived and worked for years among his country's enemies learns only one prayer: that he may never, never be noticed. Assimilation is his highest aim, he learns to love the crowds who pass him in the street without a glance; he clings to them for his anonimity and his safety. His fear makes him servile - he could embrace the shoppers who jostle him in their impatience, and force him from the pavement. He could adore the officials, the police, the bus conductors, for the terse indifference of their attitudes. (ch. 9)"
Author: John Le Carré
27. "[I]n the interests of our common tasks, we must sometimes overlook their stupidities," one Soviet official explained in 1973."
Author: John Lewis Gaddis
28. "I can concede that the government has no knowledge of the people, but I believe the people know less of the government. There are useless officials, evil, if you like, but there are also good ones, and these are not able to accomplish anything because they encounter an inert mass, the population that takes little part in matters that concern them."
Author: José Rizal
29. "I argued that the Bush administration, and the Coalition officials more recently, didn't understand Iraqi society. They thought it was a blank slate, that they could use Iraqis as guinea pigs."
Author: Juan Cole
30. "He touched my cheek softly, his eyes intense as they gazed into mine."You might have to teach me a little about the human world, but I'm willing to learn if it means being close to you." He smiled again, a wry quirk of his lips. "I'm sure I can adapt to 'being human' if I must. If you want me to attend classes as a student, I can do that. If you want to move to a large city to pursue your dreams, I will follow. And if, someday, you wish to be married in a white gown and make this official in human eyes I'm willing to do that, too." He leaned in, close enough for me to see my reflection in his silver gaze." For better or worse, I'm afraid you're stuck with me now."
Author: Julie Kagawa
31. "I was not allowed to take notes but my friend and I memorised those two and a half pages. Most people talked to me because of the warning. They knew this book was not going to be the official line."
Author: Jung Chang
32. "No,you're officially banned from listening to us. Or thinking about this. Or even thinking about thinking about this, understand?"
Author: Kiersten White
33. "To create more happiness and success in your life, you must change your policy about the nature of life and officially choose to see it as a classroom not a test."
Author: Kimberly Giles
34. "One answer is that the town's elected officials thought that the project served a public purpose and that the various subsidies and favors were worth the price. But they may or may not have thought this."
Author: Michael Kinsley
35. "If advertising is not an official or state art, it is nonetheless clearly art."
Author: Michael Schudson
36. "Chomie' is South African homosexual men's unofficial name."
Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
37. "Eisenhower had run the Army; he knew all the ways decision making can go off the rails, and insisted on collective debate precisely to prevent senior officials from freelancing, or putting their departmental interests first. For all the formal machinery, Eisenhower was very literally the commander in chief, making the key decisions himself and monitoring closely how they were carried out. Even years after D-Day, when critics needled him for not being on the front lines with the invading forces, he retorted, "I planned it and took responsibility for it. Did you want me to unload a truck?"
Author: Nancy Gibbs
38. "But it also had many large posters with messages of a more peaceful nature. These extolled the country's economic achievement since the Cultural Revolution, which was supposed to have liberated the forces of production and increased productivity. Of course, the Cultural Revolution had done just the opposite. Official lies like this, habitually indulged in and frequently displayed by the authorities, served no purpose except to create the impression that truth was unimportant. Pg. 400"
Author: Nien Cheng
39. "When a leader replaces the value of selfless service with selfish ambition they have officially regressed back into a boss."
Author: Noel DeJesus
40. "If I was involved with the NFL, I'd seriously consider adopting some of the rules used in Canada. I've heard, unofficially, of course, some NFL club owners have talked about adding a feature or two. The NFL went for the two-point conversion. Professional sport is entertainment, and the CFL, I believe, is ahead of the NFL in that regard."
Author: Pat Gillick
41. "We don't pray for the land. We pray for the humans, all humans... starting with the president, Mohammed Morsi, and all officials, and for God to give everyone wisdom and responsibility to manage the affairs of this country and its people in true Egyptian spirit."
Author: Pope Theodoros II
42. "Black scientists and technicians, many of them women, used cells from a black woman to help save the lives of millions of Americans, most of them white. And they did so on the same campus—and at the very same time—that state officials were conducting the infamous Tuskegee syphilis studies."
Author: Rebecca Skloot
43. "It's a tiny bestseller, but, officially yes. But, hey, most people haven't read Moby-Dick, so why the hell should they read my book?"
Author: Richard Linklater
44. "Nobody from the administration has officially rejected my column."
Author: Robert Novak
45. "And that was when I saw what Cassidy had done to herself: the gold and red ribbing on her sweater-vest, the matching stripes on her tie, the gray uniform skirt, and the navy blazer draped over her arm..."Is that a Gryffindor tie?" I asked."And an official Harry Potter Merchandise sweater-vest," she confirmed smugly."
Author: Robyn Schneider
46. "This was now officially the most inane conversation in which Griff had ever been a participant—and that included a drunken debate with Del over ostrich racing."The color isn't too awful?" She twisted a fold of the skirt. "The draper called it ‘dewy petal,' but your mother said the shade was more of a ‘frosted berry.' What do you say?""I'm a man, Simms. Unless we're discussing nipples, I don't see the value in these distinctions."
Author: Tessa Dare
47. "Campaign finance and ethics reform only works if it curtails all special interest groups equally and does not carve out any exceptions to benefit one party or another. 'Pay to play' reform was passed to limit the influence of big spending contractors over the public officials from whom they are trying to obtain work."
Author: Thomas Kean Jr.
48. "Shit now is the color white folks are afraid of. Shit is the presence of death, not some abstract-arty character with a scythe but the stiff and rotting corpse inside the whiteman's warm and private own asshole, which is getting pretty intimate. That's what the toilet is for. You see many brown toilets? Nope, toilet's the color of gravestones, classical columns of mausoleums, that white emblems the very emblem of Odorless and Official death."
Author: Thomas Pynchon
49. "If a woman were elected president, would our nation expect her husband to be the official White House host?"
Author: Venita Ellick
50. "We must uphold the fighting of tigers and flies at the same time, resolutely investigating law-breaking cases of leading officials and also earnestly resolving the unhealthy tendencies and corruption problems which happen all around people."
Author: Xi Jinping

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