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1. "I mean, what can you say about how you write your books? What I mean is, first you've got to think of something, and then when you've thought of it you've got to force yourself to sit down and write it. That's all." ~ Mrs. Oliver"
Author: Agatha Christie
2. "Jamie Oliver, quite rightly, was talking about trying to improve the diet of children in schools and improving school meals, but the net effect was the number of children eating school meals in many of these places didn't go up, it went down."
Author: Andrew Lansley
3. "I've become friends with Michael Mann and Oliver Stone; I've seen those guys work and that was great to see."
Author: Antoine Fuqua
4. "I have mainly come from a theatre background, I did 'Oliver' here I played the Artful Dodger and I did 'The Sound of Music.'"
Author: Ben Nicholas
5. "If people want you to stop talking, or to stop dressing the way you do, or to change who you are, it's because you hurt their eyes. We've all been trained not to stare into the sun.' - Oliver"
Author: Courtney Milan
6. "Once, I had to drive Oliver to soccer, was ten minutes late, and learned that there had apparently been a misprint in the Bible on the Ten Commandments thing: Thou shalt not murder, thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not be late to soccer. My father was so pissed, I practically had to get the lightning bolt surgically removed from my back."
Author: Deb Caletti
7. "In 1994 the U.S. Court of Appeals decided in the case of Oliver North to permit the release of grand jury evidence, because it had already been so thoroughly leaked."
Author: Donella Meadows
8. "You raise one eyebrow and regardme with another intense stare. "Start by stripping pleaseJenna."I hear what you say and yet on some level I can't quite process it."Strip?" I ask, as though I don't understand your demand."Yes, strip. Take off all of your clothes. I want to see you naked. Now please."I feel dazed, yet I let my jacket fall to the floor, and start work on my shirt buttons. Your eyes never leave me.I can feel them mining into me whilst I tackle the third button. Why is this so weird? You're my husband afterall. You've seen me undress and naked countless times.Yet this is different. I am not just undressing, I am stripping. It's not my decision; it's at your command. You are not just Oliver now; you're my Husband – some dominant entity now in charge. For some strange reason, I am finding it really hot! The look in your eyes is not just appreciative; it's carnal. Waves begin to rise in my pool of desire."
Author: Felicity Brandon
9. "Thereafter the summer passed in routine contentment. Routine contentment was: improving our treehouse that rested between giant twin chinaberry trees in the back yard, fussing, running through our list of dramas based on the works of Oliver Optic, Victor Appleton, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. (...) Thus we came to know Dill as a pocket Merlin, whose head teemed with eccentric plans, strange longings, and quaint fancies."
Author: Harper Lee
10. "Although many of his other novels are brilliant there is a power in 'Oliver Twist' that I believe Dickens never managed to retrieve. It is as if he was sent to this earth with the sole purpose of writing this book."
Author: Henning Mankell
11. "For me 'Oliver Twist' is a political novel. It is a furious critique of the treatment of orphans and poor children who were forced to spend their early lives in ghastly institutions."
Author: Henning Mankell
12. "Willy, one of the guys at the distillery, comes up with what Oliver and I agree is the best definition of what a 'dram' actually is: 'A measure of whisky that is pleasing to both guest and host."
Author: Iain Banks
13. "And the Slytherins don't need a spy, Oliver," said George. "What makes you say that?" said Wood testily. "Because they're here in person," said George, pointing."
Author: J.K. Rowling
14. "Okay, men," he said. "And women," said Chaser Angelina Johnson. "And women," Wood agreed. "This is it." "The big one," said Fred Weasley. "The one we've all been waiting for," said George. "We know Oliver's speech by heart," Fred told Harry, "we were on the team last year." "Shut up, you two," said Wood. "This is the best team Gryffindor's had in years. We're going to win. I know it." He glared at them all as if to say, "Or else." "Right. It's time. Good luck, all of you."
Author: J.K. Rowling
15. "Despite Sumner's vigorous opposition, the Senate, after an all-night debate, adopted a resolution introduced by Senator Oliver P. Morton of Indiana authorizing the commission, and the House followed suit.51"
Author: Jean Edward Smith
16. "So," the woman asks, digging through her purse and emerging with a pair of foam earplugs, "how did you two meet?"They exchange a quick glance."Believe it or not," Oliver says, "it was in an airport.""Oh how wonderful!" she exclaims, looking positively delighted. "And how did it happen?""Well" he begins, sitting up a bit taller, "I was being quite gallant, actually, and offered to help her with her suitcase. And then we started talking and one thing lead to another..."Hadley grins "And he's been carrying my suitcase ever since.""It's what an true gentlemen would do," Oliver says with an exaggerated modesty."Especially the really gallant ones."
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
17. "Well," he begins, sitting up a bit taller, "I was being quite gallant, actually, and offered to help with her suitcase. And then we started talking and one thing led to another...." Hadley grins. "And he's been carrying my suitcase ever since." "it's what any true gentleman would do," Oliver says with exaggerated modesty. "Especially the really gallant ones." The old woman seems pleased by this, her face folding into a map of tiny wrinkles. "And here you both are." Oliver smiles. "Here we are."
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
18. "Beside her, Oliver is craning his neck to read the signs for customs, already thinking about the next thing, already moving on. Because that's what you do in planes. You share an armrest with someone for a few hours. You exchange stories about your life, an amusing anecdote or two, maybe even a joke. You comment on the weather and remark about the terrible food. And then you say goodbye."
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
19. "Hadley grabs the laminated safety instructions from the seat pocket in front of her and frowns at the cartoon men and women who seem weirdly delighted to be bailing out of a series of cartoon planes. Beside her, Oliver stifles a laugh, and she glances up again."What?""I've just never seen anyone actually read one of those things before,""Well," she says, "then you're very lucky to be sitting next to me.""Just in general?"She grins. "Well, particularly in case of an emergency.""Right," he says. "I feel incredibly safe. When I'm knocked unconscious by my tray table during some sort of emergency landing, I can't wait to see all five-foot-nothing of you carry me out of here."
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
20. "The wardrobe? It was so full of gowns that he didn't think he could cram himself inside. Besides, it would be awkward if the maid came in to lay out a gown for dinner and grabbed Oliver instead of the blue silk with lace sleeves."
Author: Jessica Day George
21. "Oliver's heart tried to pound its way out of his ribcage, but he ignored it. "I'm in love with Petunia," he announced. "And I want to help her."
Author: Jessica Day George
22. "We're almost there, Oliver said. Once again Petunia was so startled that she tripped and would have fallen is Oliver hadn't caught her around the waist and pulled her upright. "You must have been far away," he said laughing."
Author: Jessica Day George
23. "And then what did you do, Lord Oliver?" Karl's eight-year-old daughter gazed up at him in awe, as though this were the best story she had ever heard."
Author: Jessica Day George
24. "She couldn't help but grin at him. "It is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me. Even more exciting than being abducted by you. "Galen and Rose got married that summer," she went on. "It was terribly romantic." She shrugged again. "Honestly? I'm having a hard time believing that it won't happen like that again. Galen will work some magic. We'll seal the gate and go home. Poppy and Daisy will have a beautiful wedding."Oliver got up from his chair and came over to the bed. He sank down beside her and put his arm around her waist. She leaned her head on his shoulder."It will be alright," he told her "You shouldn't be afraid."
Author: Jessica Day George
25. "[Lily] "Petunia's hair is too curly to braid," She said conversationally. Oliver wasn't sure why, but that was what finally made him blush."
Author: Jessica Day George
26. "Laney, I love you. I've found everything I've ever needed and wanted with you. I'm nothing without you.- Oliver"
Author: Joann I. Martin Sowles
27. "I love Russell Crowe's line to Oliver Reed in 'Gladiator' where he asks him, 'Are you in danger of becoming a good man?' It's one of my favorite lines ever."
Author: Jonathan Banks
28. "Et av mine yndlingssteder i palasset var det kjempestore biblioteket som inneholdt uvurderlige førsteutgaver skrevet av berømte forfattere verden over. Glasskapene der bøkene sto, var alltid låst, de var bare en imponerende prydgjenstand, enda en utsmykning, og jeg tvilte på at noen av bøkene noen gang var blitt tatt ned og lest i løpet av alle de årene de hadde stått der. Jeg pleide ofte å granske hyllene der, og fingrene mine klødde etter å ta frem en bok og holde i den. Jeg måtte nøye meg med de medtatte eksemplarene av Stormfulle høyder, Oliver Twist og Shakespeares Hamlet som den engelske privatlæreren hadde hatt med seg fra England. Gjennom de lange, fredelige ettermiddagene leste jeg dem om og om igjen."
Author: Lucinda Riley
29. "As much as she still loved Jack, and as much as it would make her miserable forever to leave him again, there was Oliver to consider."
Author: Melissa De La Cruz
30. "Vegan Vengeance" - A Vegan teams up with "Carrot Chick", Broccoli Boy" and Paul Potato" to battle meat eaters everywhere. If "Oliver Onion" joins in they may stand a chance of making the enemy cry every time they eat meat!!"
Author: Neil Leckman
31. "Myrnin:I could murder a cheeseburger right nowOliver:focus ya fool"
Author: Rachel Caine
32. "Oliver . . . well. Who knew if Oliver's problem was the disease or just a bad attitude?"
Author: Rachel Caine
33. "You did what was right for those who agreed with you, and that is all in the past. We are talking about our future. Oliver, we cannot live as we did."
Author: Rachel Caine
34. "Eve took me to teach me how to fence," Claire said."Not so much how to fence as how to hold a sword and not drop it," Eve said. "And then I fought Oliver to a draw."Shane fluttered his hands. "Oh, and then we were all elected as ice princesses and asked to go to Disneyland!""Laugh all you want. I'm going to look way better in full skirts than you," Eve said."
Author: Rachel Caine
35. "I had four blak arrows under my belt,Four for the greefs that I have felt,Four for the number of ill menneThat have oppressid me now and then.One is gone; one is wele sped;Old Apulyaird is dead.One is for Maister Bennet Hatch,That burned Grimstone, walls and thatch.One for Sir Oliver Oates,That cut Sir Harry Shelton's throat.Sir Daniel, ye shull have the fourt;We shall think it fair sport.Ye shull each have your own part,A blak arrow in each blak heart.Get ye to your knees for to pray;Ye are ded theeves, by yea and nay!JON AMEND-ALLOf the Green Wood,And his jolly fellaweship"
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
36. "I swear, Oliver, when did you become such a stick-in-the-mud?""I've always been a stick-in-the-mud." Her brother cast her a thin smile. "I just hid it beneath all the debauchery."She sniffed. "I wish you'd hide it again. It's quite annoying."
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
37. "You'll definitely find one or two of the maids walking about tomorrow morning with their hands over their eyes for fear they'll see the wrong man before they meet up with their sweethearts." He gestured to Gabe. "That joker there likes to ask them to pick something up, just to see if they can do it with their eyes closed. He's a devil that way.""It serves them right to be thwarted if they're foolish enough to participate in such a ridiculous superstition." Mrs. Plumtree said with a snort. "I'd never let any of my servants do it. It smacks of country ignorance.""I think it's romantic," Celia said dreamily. "You let Fate choose your mate. The stars align, and suddenly you're confronted with the man of your dreams.""Or the man of your nightmares," Maria bit out, thinking of how Fate had thrown her into Oliver's power a week ago. "Fate can be rather fickle in that respect, if you ask me. I wouldn't trust Fate with my future."Minerva eyed her over her glass of wine. "Probably a wise policy."
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
38. "But sometimes a little intervention from Fate didn't hurt either. Now if only Fate would keep Oliver from Nathan. The last thing she wanted was to watch the love of her life be hanged for murder."
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
39. "And she had thought Oliver insulting! At least now she knew where he got it from. Heavens alive, what a family!She almost felt sorry for him, having a grandmother that condescending. No wonder he had thought his plan would work."
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
40. "All is ephemeral, Oliver, all of it. And it's your job now to make it last forever."
Author: Shawn Mihalik
41. "Oliver Cromwell can kiss my singing emerald scrotum!"
Author: Stephen Colbert
42. "The bonds of friendship dwindle with age, Oliver. But a little blackmail lasts forever."
Author: Stephen Hunt
43. "I will not give up on you, Oliver. Sometimes the love we build is meant to survive."
Author: Stewart Lewis
44. "Oliver...''What?''I do like you.''But?''I just don't want you to think that I'm... that is, I'm really not looking for...''Hey.' I could hear the faint smile in his voice. 'It's a book, not an etching."
Author: Susanna Kearsley
45. "... she suspected Oliver only wanted some token acknowledgment that despite her moving on, their exchange had not been completely superficial. She found even the most cavalier sorts still hated to let things pass completely unspoken. Everyone wanted to put a meaning to things."
Author: Toby Barlow
46. "I like what Oliver Lakes does on the saxophone. The saxophone comes pretty close to the sound of the human voice and when Oliver plays with other sax players, it's like a dialogue."
Author: Yusef Komunyakaa
47. "Sophie coughed, and Oliver felt his cheeks becoming warm. "Don't be an ass, Andrew," he mumbled. "That's a little bit difficult to accomplish, y'know?" Andrew retorted. "I mean, unless you'd be so kind so as to paint me with black and white stripes, then I'd be a zebra!"
Author: Zeinab Alayan
48. "He heard Louis' voice before he saw him. "Beautiful women?" he was saying. Then the door opened and the woman reappeared, holding the wooden lion between her arms. Oliver noticed that her hair was drawn across her face now. "Where are they? Have they come to see the -- Oliver!""Hello, Louis," Oliver said, giving the lion a small wave.Louis pointed a finger at him. "He's no beautiful woman!" he said indignantly. Then he noticed Sophie and Julia and his whole attitude changed. He dropped his voice to a husky tone. "Why, hello there, ladies."
Author: Zeinab Alayan
49. "It looks like an asylum landed here," Andrew quipped, poking his head out of Oliver's pocket. "Ooh, I spot an ass-shaped tent.""What? Seriously?" Sophie said, surprised. However, she was quick to look away. "Oh. You meant that kind of ass. Jeez, Andrew."
Author: Zeinab Alayan
50. "And we saved your life, y'know," Andrew said, jerking his head in Oliver's direction. "I mean, the least you could do is thank us.""Of course!" Oliver said hastily. "Thank you very much for saving my life.""It was really dangerous back there," Patricia said earnestly, as if wanting to make sure that he understood what kind of situation they had rescued him from. "Yes, beheading is a serious business, I suppose," Oliver said kindly. "I think it would have been difficult to keep on living once my head was chopped off."
Author: Zeinab Alayan

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