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1. "She dwelled for a moment on a memory from girlhood: smearing her tummy with a spiral of glue, then tipping a whole pot of opal across it."
Author: Ali Shaw
2. "Svakako vam je neko, barem jednom u životu, postavio pitanje: The Beatles ili The Rolling Stones? Odgovorite mi na to pitanje dok ste još mladi i reci cu vam sve što želite znati o svojoj buducnosti. Znam mnoge darovite i dobre ljude, koji su propali, razmišljajuci godinama kasnije: gdje sam pogriješio? A odgovor leži tamo gdje nikome ne pada na pamet da ga traže: u mladosti, kada ste birali izmedi Beatlesa i Stonesa. I molim vam, nemojte mi sada reci: pa ne moram da biram - može oboje. Takvi produ najgore."
Author: Andrej Nikolaidis
3. "I drank in the scene around me. Some people were directing traffic, some were throwing buckets full of water on the flames (the whole bucket too, not just the contents), some were snapping photos and one guy, I recognized as a regular of the Black Opal, Scully, was clutching a stool and crying.It was like the bleacher seats at a Cubs game when the beer gets cut off..."
Author: Barbra Annino
4. "Consideremos la larga historia de las actividades inspiradas por el fervor moral: los sacrificios humanos, las persecuciones de herejes, las cazas de brujas, los pogroms, hasta que se llega al exterminio en gran escala por medio de gases venenosos, que al menos uno de los colegas episcopales del doctor Barnes parece patrocinar, ya que sostiene que el pacifismo es anticristiano. ¿Son estas abominaciones, y las doctrinas éticas que las inspiran, realmente prueba de un Creador inteligente? ¿Y podemos realmente desear que los hombres que las practicaron vivan eternamente? El mundo en que vivimos puede ser entendido como resultado de la confusión y el accidente; pero, si es el resultado de un propósito deliberado, el propósito tiene que haber sido el de un demonio. Por mi parte, encuentro el accidente una hipótesis menos penosa y más verosímil."
Author: Bertrand Russell
5. "Streets paved with opal sadness,Lead me counterclockwise, to pockets of joy,And jazz."
Author: Bob Kaufman
6. "Todo el mundo tiene algún secreto. Como hace una ostra con un grano de arena, lo enterramos a gran profundidad en nuestro interior y lo cubrimos con capas opalescentes, como si eso pudiera curar nuestra herida mortal."
Author: C.W. Gortner
7. "Sentado en la cama, tratas de distinguir el origen de esa luz difusa, opalina, que apens te permite separa los objetos, la presencia de Aura, de la atmosfera dorada que los envuelve."
Author: Carlos Fuentes
8. "Where I'm at is a big Episcopal church in downtown Newark, New Jersey, sitting in the dark while I try to rescue the doomed bits and pieces of life, in the hope that a mere story can become Noah's Ark and deliver all the living things of the past to a bright and glorious immortality?"
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
9. "There's in my mind a...turbulent moon-ridden girlor old woman, or both,dressed in opals and rags, feathersand torn taffeta,who knows strange songsbut she is not kind."
Author: Denise Levertov
10. "The desire we so often hear expressed today for "episcopal figures," "priestly men," "authoritative personalities" springs frequently enough from a spiritually sick need for the admiration of men, for the establishment of visible human authority, because the genuine authority of service appears to be so unimpressive."
Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
11. "Kad imate nekoliko minuta vremena, osobito neposredno prijespavanja i nakon budenja, »preplavite« tijelo sviješcu. Sklopite oci.Lezite na leda. Pažnju usmjerite na razlicite dijelove tijela, najprijenakratko: dlanovi, stopala, ruke, noge, trbuh, prsa, glava i tako dalje.Osjetite životnu energiju unutar tih dijelova što jace možete. Kodsvakog dijela tijela ostanite petnaestak sekundi. Tada dopustite pažnjida nekoliko puta prode kroz tijelo kao val, od stopala do glave i natrag.Za to vam je potrebna otprilike jedna minuta. Nakon toga upotpunosti osjetite unutarnje tijelo kao jedinstveno polje energije.Taj osjecaj zadržite nekoliko minuta. Tijekom toga razdoblja buditesnažno prisutni u svakoj stanici svoga tijela. Ne brinite ako vam umpovremeno uspije odvuci pažnju iz tijela te ako se izgubite u nekojmisli. Cim"
Author: Eckhart Tolle
12. "I love bright words, words up and singing early;Words that are luminous in the dark, and sing;Warm lazy words, white cattle under trees;I love words opalescent, cool, and pearly,Like midsummer moths, and honied words like bees, Gilded and sticky, with a little sting."
Author: Elinor Wylie
13. "I leave a lovely opalescent ribbon: I know this."
Author: Elizabeth Bishop
14. "Humm humm haaa. Rahmumm humm haaaa," intoned Opal, finishing her chant. "Peace be inside me, tolerance all around me, forgiveness in my path. Now, Mervall, show me where the filthy human is so that I may feed him his organs."
Author: Eoin Colfer
15. "Oh,It's going to be so easy to kill you",scoffed Opal."
Author: Eoin Colfer
16. "I am charging you with the protection of my mother and friends, not to mention keeping my younger self off the Internet. He is as dangerous as Opal."
Author: Eoin Colfer
17. "Why can't I solve this problem by killing someone? she though petulantly, then comforted herself with the mantra that had kept her going in prison: "Soon all the humans will be dead," she said, droning in the time-honored fashion of gurus everywhere. "And then Opal will be loved."And even if I'm not loved, she thought, at least all the humans will be dead."
Author: Eoin Colfer
18. "...Opal is dead, and I don't see how a healer can change that! It's not something to joke about."Joke?" Then Owen hit his forehead and cried, "That's right, you haven't heard!"Heard what?" asked Adrien, who felt an insane glimmer of hope return to his heart.Death is on strike! She hasn't done that for two centuries, and it's very annoying. Your friend is alive."Very annoying?" repeated Amber. "I don't see what's so annoying about a miracle! What is Death on strike for?"Everyone knows that Death lives in Fairytale-in an inaccessible area, obviously. And just a few hours ago, she decided to stop working. So, for now, no one can die."
Author: Flavia Bujor
19. "A real problem only occurs when there are admittedly disadvantages in all courses that can be pursued. If it is discovered just before a fashionable wedding that the Bishop is locked up in the coal-cellar, that is not a problem. It is obvious to anyone but an extreme anti-clerical or practical joker that the Bishop must be let out of the coal-cellar. But suppose the Bishop has been locked up in the wine-cellar, and from the obscure noises, sounds as of song and dance, etc., it is guessed that he has indiscreetly tested the vintages round him; then indeed we may properly say that there has arisen a problem; for upon the one hand, it is awkward to keep the wedding waiting, while, upon the other, any hasty opening of the door might mean an episcopal rush and scenes of the most unforeseen description."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
20. "The phrase 'Founding Fathers' is a proper noun. It refers to a specific group: the delegates to the Constitutional Convention. There were other important players not in attendance, but these fifty-five made up the core. Among the delegates were twenty-eight Episcopalians, eight Presbyterians, seven Congregationalists, two Lutherans, two Dutch Reformed, two Methodists, two Roman Catholics, one unknown, and only three deists- Williamson, Wilson, and Franklin. This took place at a time when church membership usually entailed "sworn adherence to strict doctrinal creeds." This tally proves that 51 of 55 -a full 93 percent- of the members of the Constitutional Convention, the most influential group of men shaping the political underpinnings of our nation were Christians, not deists."
Author: Greg Koukl
21. "The moon rose, an opalescent goddess tipping light from her harsh maternal scimitar."
Author: Gregory Maguire
22. "Some very hungry people gathered to discuss how to distribute a small amount of food. It was understood that each church was supposed to take care of its own. The local Episcopal rector said, "My church, follow me." The Presbyterian minister said, "Mine, follow me." And the other denominations did the same. There were a lot of folks left. Then, William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, stepped forward and said: "All of you who belong to nobody, you follow me."
Author: Hal Brady
23. "Luc blinked innocently. That little fuck. "I gave you a piece of opal and a Luxen to nom-nom on."
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
24. "The Europeans are all deeply tainted with prejudices, both ecclesiastical and temporal, which they can never get rid of. They are all infected with episcopal and presbyterian creeds, and confessions of faith. They all believe that great Principle which has produced this boundless universe, Newton's universe and Herschell's universe, came down to this little ball, to be spit upon by Jews. And until this awful blasphemy is got rid of, there never will be any liberal science in the world.-Letter to Thomas Jefferson (22 January 1825)"
Author: John Adams
25. "It is sufficient to say, what everybody knows to be true, that the Irish population is Catholic, and that the Protestants, whether of the Episcopalian or Presbyterian Church, or of both united, are a small minority of the Irish people."
Author: John Bright
26. "Balanced atop the highest spire of the Salt Lake Temple, gleaming in the Utah sun, a statue of the angel Moroni stands watch over downtown Salt Lake City with his golden trumpet raised. This massive granite edifice is the spiritual and temporal nexus of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), which presents itself as the world's only true religion. Temple Square is to Mormons what the Vatican is to Catholics, or the Kaaba in Mecca is to Muslims. At last count there were more than eleven million Saints the world over, and Mormonism is the fastest-growing faith in the Western Hemisphere. At present in the United States there are more Mormons than Presbyterians or Episcopalians. On the planet as a whole, there are now more Mormons than Jews. Mormonism is considered in some sober academic circles to be well on its way to becoming a major world religion--the first such faith to emerge since Islam."
Author: Jon Krakauer
27. "Thank you, I guess.It's good to see they've replaced Silas Briggs withsomeone who's a little more reasonable." He grinned."Not to mention, someone with a much prettier face."Agent Pallas snapped the ankle monitor on, and Kyleyelled out in pain."Son of a bitch, you got some skin there!" he said toPallas.Cameron threw the FBI agent a look. "Jack."He shrugged. "It slipped." He turned back to Kyle witha look that could wilt plants."
Author: Julie James
28. "The first pair Opal and Amber are,Agate sings in B flat, the wolf avatar,A duet-solutio! - with Aquamarine.Mighty Emerald next, with the lovely Citrine.Number Eight is digestio, her stand is Jade fine.E major's the key of the Black Tourmaline,Sapphire sings in F major, and bright is her sheen.Then almost at once comes Diamond alone,Whose sign of the lion as Leo is known.Projectio! Time flows on, both present and past.Ruby red is the first and is also the last."
Author: Kerstin Gier
29. "Oh! Dione of Opalescent Skin Ethereal. Your oospheric containment disperses argentous streams of velvety rays that cradle recesses of soul in gossamer of beatific visions.La Luna! Your enigmatic smile. Your watery countenance stirs the imagination and bestows inspiration on those receptive to Your Sacred Gifts."
Author: Lady Svetlana
30. "Malinalli, como Quetzalcóatl, ao confrontar-se com o seu lado obscuro ganhou consciência da sua luz. A sua vontade de ser una com o cosmos fez com que os limites do seu corpo desaparecessem. Os seus pés, em contacto com a água inundada pela luz da lua, foram os primeiros a experimentar a mudança. Deixaram de a conter. O seu espírito fundiu-se com o da água e derramou-se pelo ar. A sua pele expandiu-se ao máximo, permitindo-lhe mudar de forma e integrar-se com tudo o que a rodeava. Foi nardo, foi laranjeira, foi pedra, foi aroma de copal, foi milho, foi peixe, foi ave, foi sol, foi lua. Abandonou este mundo."
Author: Laura Esquivel
31. "Five days a week I drive from our home to the Episcopal Cathedral Center of Los Angeles where I have an office, my computer, and a wonderful sense of community - especially nurtured by the presence of several younger gay men and women who are good friends."
Author: Malcolm Boyd
32. "Hän näki kaiken edessään uusin silmin. Hän oli jättänyt tyttövuotensa taakseen jonnekin sen pitkän matkan varteen, jonka hän oli taivaltanut Taraan. Hän ei ollut enää taipuisaa savea, johon jokainen uusi kokemus painoi jälkensä. Savi oli kovettunut jonakin tuon mittaamattoman päivän hetkenä, jota oli kestänyt tuhannen vuotta. Tänä iltana häntä viimeisen kerran hoivattiin kuin lasta. Nyt hän oli nainen, ja nuoruus oli jäänyt hänen taakseen.Ei, hän ei voinut eikä tahtonut etsiä turvaa Ellenin eikä Geraldin sukulaisten luota. O'Harat eivät voineet elää armopaloista. O'Harat pitivät itse huolen omistaan. Hänen taakkansa oli hänen omansa ja hänen hartiansa olivat kyllin voimakkaat kantamaan sen. Hämmästymättä hän totesi, katsellen alas korkeuksistaan, että hänen hartiansa jaksaisivat nyt kantaa mitä tahansa, kun ne kerran olivat kantaneet pahimman, mitä hänelle saattoi tapahtua."
Author: Margaret Mitchell
33. "To look into what will be isn't unlike self-abuse. To watch yourself march through possibilities, to follow the truth through all those twists and turns. Just a little might stunt your growth." I thought of Jane, tiny and older than Gorgoth. "Or make you go blind." His cataracts seemed opalescent in the Builder light. "And if you look too far, if you look to see what waits for us all at the end . . ." "Tell me." Father Merrin shook his head. "It burns." And for an instant I glimpsed a skinless hand holding a copper box."
Author: Mark Lawrence
34. "...A onda sam se sapleo o to „pobeci". Kad odeš, bežiš; kad bežiš, smatraš sebe slabijim. Kad se smatraš slabijim, ili uzmeš da ojacaš ili ce tvoj život uvek biti nekakvo bežanje. I onda mi sine: sve je do ugla kamere. Ako si pesimista, uvek ceš da nadeš nekog tužnog violinistu što svira rekvijem boljem sutra i demaskira ga u „malo sutra". Uvek ceš da nadeš ubedljiv dokaz da smo propali i da ništa ne vredi ni trud, ni talenat, ni vera u svoju zemlju. Ali, sa druge strane, ako gurneš ruku u gace i napipaš ono ispod falusa, naci ceš ne samo žargonski sinonim za hrabrost, nego i sidro koje ce te zadržati ovde. Lakim pogledom oko sebe, videceš ljude koji su uspešni i vredni svojoj zemlji, a nisu lopine. Samo ako si voljan da tako usmeriš kameru. Sve se bira. Ja sam tada odabrao tako, i nikad više nisam razmišljao da odem. (...) I dalje mi je žao prosjaka s violinom, ali sam uveren da takav postoji i u Americi."
Author: Marko Šelić
35. "I know. I seriously need to just give up men entirely. I wonder if Episcopalians can enterconvents?"
Author: Meg Cabot
36. "Rekao bih da je kolicina dosade, ako se dosadu može izmjeriti, danas mnogo veca nego nekoc. Jer su nekadašnja zanimanja, barem velikim dijelom, bila nezamisliva bez strastvene predanosti: seljaci zaljubljeni u svoju zemlju; moj djed, carobnjak lijepih stolova; postolari su znali napamet stopala svojih suseljana; šumari; vrtlari; pretostavljam da su tada cak i vojnici ubijali sa strašcu. Pitanje smisla života nije se postavljalo, bilo je njima posve prirodno, u njihovim radionicama, njihovim poljima. Svako je zanimalnje stvorilo vlastiti nacin mišljenja, vlastiti nacin postojanja. Lijecnik je razmišljao drugacije od seljaka, vojnik se ponašao drukcije od ucitelja. Danas smo svi jednaki, ujedinjeni zajednickom ravnodušnošcu prema svom poslu. Ta ravnodušnost postala je strašcu. Jednom velikom kolektivnom strašcu našega doba."
Author: Milan Kundera
37. ".. or a saint who had spent all his years preparing for his grand entry into heaven, only to discover on his deathbed that heaven was not some blue expanse full of angelic string quartets and opalescent clouds, but an eternity granted for reliving one's happiest moments, and that he had none to remember;"
Author: Olga Grushin
38. "I am crowded inside." -PRADEEP VENUGOPAL, INDIAN BLOGGER"
Author: Pam Grout
39. "An infinite Resignedness Rains where the white Mists opalesce In the moon-shower..."
Author: Paul Verlaine
40. "In the Episcopal Church I find a healthy sense of unity and diversity. In this tradition we recognize that that which holds the church together is more important than that which divides the church."
Author: Robert Webber
41. "The episcopal palace was a huge and beautiful house, built of stone at the beginning of the last century by M. Henri Puget, Doctor of Theology of the Faculty of Paris, Abbe of Simore, who had been Bishop of D—— in 1712. This palace was a genuine seignorial residence. Everything about it had a grand air,—the apartments of the Bishop, the drawing-rooms, the chambers, the principal courtyard, which was very large, with walks encircling it under arcades in the old Florentine fashion, and gardens planted with magnificent trees. In the dining-room, a long and superb gallery which was situated on the ground-floor and opened on the gardens, M. Henri Puget had entertained in state, on July 29, 1714, My Lords Charles Brulart de Genlis, archbishop; Prince"
Author: Victor Hugo
42. "Episcopal"
Author: Victor Hugo
43. "In precious opals there might be a dash of red here, a seductive swirl of blue there, and in the center, perhaps, a flirtatious glance of green. But each stone flickers with a unique fire and a good opal is one with an opinion of its own."
Author: Victoria Finlay
44. "One opal cloudlet in an oval form reflects the rainbow of a thunderstorm which in a distant valley has been staged for we are most artistically caged."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
45. "She might be a little introverted, livelier of movement than of conversation, neither bashful nor forward, with a soul that seemed submerged, but in a radiant moistness. Opalescent on the surface but translucent in her depths…"
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
46. "There, on the soft sand, a few feet away from our elders, we would sprawl all morning, in a petrified paroxysm of desire, and take advantage of every blessed quirk in space and time to touch each other: her hand, half-hidden in the sand, would creep toward me, its slender brown fingers sleepwalking nearer and nearer; then, her opalescent knee would start on a long cautious journey; sometimes a chance rampart built by younger children granted us sufficient concealment to graze each other's salty lips; these incomplete contacts drove our healthy and inexperienced young bodies to such a state of exasperation that not even the cold blue water, under which we still clawed at each other, could bring relief."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
47. "...(hot, opalescent, thick tears that poets and lovers shed)..."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
48. "Edain came out of Midhir's hill, and layBeside young Aengus in his tower of glass,Where time is drowned in odour-laden windsAnd Druid moons, and murmuring of boughs,And sleepy boughs, and boughs where apples madeOf opal and ruhy and pale chrysoliteAwake unsleeping fires; and wove seven strings,Sweet with all music, out of his long hair,Because her hands had been made wild by love.When Midhir's wife had changed her to a fly,He made a harp with Druid apple-woodThat she among her winds might know he wept;And from that hour he has watched over noneBut faithful lovers."
Author: W.B. Yeats
49. "Yowpee! I pulls my brandin' irons an' comes out a-bitin' the dust—a reg'lar Hoopalong Cassowary!"
Author: Walt Kelly
50. "Oh he was like them, like those laced-up ladies—warm from wards. A man, he still chewed the nipple, titillation, and risked no freer, deeper draught. Fearless in speech, he was cowardly in all else…ah, to be rich, luxuriant, episcopal…well, he'd conquered that by flight."
Author: William H. Gass

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