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1. "There must be a law if there is to be liberty. Try to play a piano and you will run into laws as fixed as the decrees of the Medes and Persians. But through those statutes you reach the songs, drudgery leads to delight. The law of Christ brings the liberty of Christ. Keep His statutes, and they become songs. The other side of commandment is conquest. What seems restraint to the outsider means release to you."
Author: Adrian Rogers
2. "During the first day, curious at having outsiders among them, a long stream of inmates came over and talked with me. Remarkably, according to what they told me, nearly every inmate in the prison didn't do it. Several thousand people had been locked up unjustly and, by an incredible coincidence, all in the same prison.On the other hand, they knew an awful lot about how to knife somebody."
Author: Alan Alda
3. "Like many authors, I caught the writing bug during my teenage years. I don't remember the exact day or year, but I remember that reading S.E. Hinton's 'The Outsiders' sparked my interest in writing."
Author: Ally Carter
4. "What does all this mean finally, I kept asking like a college kid. Why does it make me want to cry? Maybe it's that we are all outsiders, we are all making our own unusual way through a wilderness ofnormality that is just a myth."
Author: Anne Rice
5. "I love playing outsiders, I always do."
Author: Antony Sher
6. "I like the brand Band of Outsiders. Their suits are cut really slim, for smaller framed gentlemen."
Author: Aziz Ansari
7. "I feel like a member of any group comprised of outsiders."
Author: Baz Luhrmann
8. "You can't imagine fame. You can only ever see it from an outsider and comment on it with the rueful wisdom of a non participant. When it happens to you, it doesn't matter what age or how, it is a very steep learning curve. The imprtanot thing to realize in all of it is that life is short, to protect the ones you love, and not expose yourself to too much abuse or narcissistic reflection gazing and move on. If fame affords me the type of ability to do the kind of work I'm being offered, who am I to complain about the downsides. It's all relative. And this are obviously very high class problems. The way privacy becomes an every shrinking island is inevitable but also manageable and it doesn't necessary have to get that way..."
Author: Benedict Cumberbatch
9. "They wouldn't have rescued you," he said. "They wouldn't risk bringing an outsider through Kajjil.""Guess I just ruin everything for you, don't I? Give you headaches and keep you from getting rescued-""I told them no," he said, "even when I thought - when I hoped - the Eirnin would have cured me."
Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
10. "This man was different from all others; he was forbidden fruit, the outsider. Her mother had trained her well, but she had never told her what to do if a man set her heart to throbbing like the hooves of a runaway horse."
Author: Constance O'Banyon
11. "There was only a language of families, a tongue woven from a lifetime of shared experiences. Its vocabulary consisted of gestures and curt sentences, incomprehensible to all outsiders. Inside, it wasn't difficult to translate at all."
Author: Courtney Milan
12. "The English were infuriating. Everything was designed to put an outsider at a disadvantage. If you had to ask, you didn't belong."
Author: Daisy Goodwin
13. "... the perennial outsider with his nose to the window, looking in on a world from which he felt excluded."
Author: Douglas Kennedy
14. "An outsider would have advised me to run like a bat out of hell, but sometimes you just had to crawl through the dark before you could see the light."
Author: E.L. Montes
15. "I was an outsider... but I was also sympathetic with people that were struggling to get up, because I struggled to get up."
Author: Elia Kazan
16. "Everybody tries to be exactly the same. I think being an outsider is a good thing."
Author: Ethan Embry
17. "I felt sick with hatred then for my own people. If you had asked me why I hated them, I might have said that I hated them for being so loud and for being so drunk. But now I believe I hated them for suddenly being my people, not just other people. In the United States, it is very easy for me to forget that the people around me are my people. It is easy, with all our divisions, to think of myself as an outsider in my own country. I have been taught, and I have learned well, I realize now, to think of myself as distinctly different from other white folks - more educated, more articulate, less crude. But in Mexico these distinctions became as meaningless to me as they should have always been."
Author: Eula Biss
18. "Tyrion Lannister had claimed that most men would rather deny a hard truth than face it, but Jon was done with denials. He was who he was; Jon Snow, bastard and oathbreaker, motherless, friendless, and damned. For the rest of his life-however long that might be-he would be condemned to be an outsider, the silent man standing in the shadows who dares not speak his true name."
Author: George R.R. Martin
19. "Maybe there's something about the outsiderness of being Jewish that makes for a fiery feminist type."
Author: Hanna Rosin
20. "To an outsider, it might look like a harsh thing, like inaction of the worst sort or a purposeful forgetting, but when you're the one choosing to look away, you know it's because your heart is simply trying to make it to tomorrow. your heart is scared to death, and it would rather not know than take a chance on being destroyed by the whole truth."
Author: Heather Cochran
21. "He had thrown himself away, he had lost interest in everything, and life, falling in with his feelings, had demanded nothing of him. He had lived as an outsider, an idler and onlooker, well liked in his young manhood, alone in his illness and advancing years. Seized with weariness, he sat down on the wall, and the river murmured darkly in his thoughts."
Author: Hermann Hesse
22. "I'm an outsider."
Author: Jack Levine
23. "Who do you seewhen you think of you?Are you an outsider,Cool, distant, angry,swimming against the current,or are you in the flow?When they tell you,This is who you are,do you say yes or no?Who do you seewhen you look beyondthe skin and the surface,when you drift to sleep,when you are the personno one else knows? Whoare you on the inside?Don't answer these questions.Not yet. First, open your eyes,your mind, your heart.See."
Author: James Howe
24. "The thing that drew them to her was the thing that had made all of them come to Sexton in the first place: they were all outsiders, people on the fringe. And no one, it seemed, understood this better than Suz. She turned her difference into a source of power, power that radiated from her, humming, a live thing that sent sparks out to anyone who listened."
Author: Jennifer McMahon
25. "Initially, it was about kids at the bottom rung of the social ladder, due to their looks and their class background. But they're also outsiders in terms of their peer group."
Author: Jim McKay
26. "I was called in from the producer, who was a guy who lived in Texas and an outsider in the film industry, and he said, 'I want to make a movie and I want to make it about this guy; will you join me?' And I said yes, and I was intrigued by this story of Jobs. But also, I was intrigued by the story that would mean so much by where we are right now."
Author: Joshua Michael Stern
27. "I don't feel the pressure by outsiders. I'm not someone who's easily influenced by the public."
Author: Khloe Kardashian
28. "I literally felt like a freak, which is another aspect of the role of Sally that I relate to: total outsider."
Author: Kristen Johnston
29. "Looks like Faye's doing a little extracurricular activity," a voice behind her murmured, and Cassie turned gratefully. Nick nodded at the guy who was occupying the seat there, and the guy scrambled up and left. Cassie hardly noticed the occurrence, it was so common. The kids from Crowhaven Road indicated what they wanted, and the outsiders gave it to them. Always. It was the way things worked.Nick sat in the vacated chair and took out a pack of cigarettes. He opened it,shook one forward. Then he noticed Cassie.Cassie was staring at him with her eyebrows lifted, her best Diana expression on. Disapproval radiating from her like heat waves."Ah," Nick said. He glanced at the cigarettes, then at her again. He tapped the protruding cigarette back into place and tucked the pack in his pocket."Bad habit," he said."
Author: L.J. Smith
30. "Even to an outsider like myself, not only in the theatre was such disunity evident, but in much else in government Spain. Alvarez del Vayo, Socialist Minister of Foreign Affairs, once asked, "Why is it Spain's people are so great, but her leaders so small?"
Author: Langston Hughes
31. "Growing up in a culture that constantly reminds one that they are an outsider can be deeply destructive, especially since that standard voice is so very strong, and becomes ingrained in the consciousness so early. Survival requires finding a way to come to peace with that voice and all the others: to subdue it, or to make it work towards one's own ends. The tale would be different indeed if Pegasus talked back to Perseus."
Author: Laura Yes Yes
32. "A man's illness is his private territory and, no matter how much he loves you and how close you are, you stay an outsider. You are healthy."
Author: Lauren Bacall
33. "Cam has been an outsider for his entire life. Even when he lived with the Rom. I think he's always secretly hoped he could someday find a place where he would belong. But until he met you, it didn't occur to him that it might not be a place he was looking for, but a person." - Evie to Amelia"
Author: Lisa Kleypas
34. "Perhaps things are most beautiful when they are not quite real; when you look upon a scene as an outsider, and come to possess it in its entirety and forever; when you live in the present with the lucidity and feeling of memory; when, for want of connection, the world deepens and becomes art."
Author: Mark Helprin
35. "I don't know if it's because my father's from Argentina, that I'm the son of an immigrant, I don't know if its because I'm Jewish, but I have always been mindful that the best insights occur when you have some kind of an outsider perspective."
Author: Mark Leibovich
36. "For while they'd stayed close during the absurd years of his sharp rise, having children had knocked it all into a different arrangement. The minute you had children you closed ranks. You didn't plan this in advance, but it happened. Families were like individual, discrete, moated island nations. The little group of citizens on the slab of rock gathered together instinctively, almost defensively, and everyone who was outside the walls--even if you'd once been best friends--was now just that, outsiders. Families had their ways. You took note of how other people raised their kids, even other people you loved, and it seemed all wrong. The culture and practices of one's own family were the only way, for better or worse. Who could say why a family decided to have a certain style, to tell the jokes it did, to put up its particular refrigerator magnets?"
Author: Meg Wolitzer
37. "The minute you had kids you closed ranks. You didn't plan this in advance, but it happened. Families were like individual, discrete, moated island nations. The little group of citizens on the slab of rock gathered together instinctively, almost defensively, and everyone who was outside the walls—even if you'd once been best friends—was now just that, outsiders."
Author: Meg Wolitzer
38. "I was quite the quiet teenager. I was a bit of a loner, a little bit of an outsider."
Author: Mika
39. "(Q: From an outsider's perspective, what you call "chaos magick" has a lot of rules, discipline, and order involved, and doesn't seem very chaotic at all. What would you say to such a person?)A: I differentiate sternly between Chaos and Entropy. Only highly ordered and structured systems can display complex creative and unpredictable behaviour, and then only if they have the capacity to act with a degree of freedom and randomness. Systems which lack structure and organisation usually fail to produce anything much, they just tend to drift down the entropy gradient. This applies both to people and to organisations."
Author: Peter J. Carroll
40. "If you don't belong somewhere, that outsider status you have gives you perspective. Of course, another word for outsider is 'exile,' and that's not fun at all."
Author: Peter Morgan
41. "Families are like countries. They have their own language and jokes and secrets and assumptions about the right and wrong ways of doing things, and some of that always shows in the children, the way something of Germany or Australia always shows in a German or an Australian, no matter where they go. Outsiders like it or they don't, they feel at home there or they don't. It's like the taste of cilantro."
Author: Roland Merullo
42. "I'm a catalyst for change. You can't be an outsider and be successful over 30 years without leaving a certain amount of scar tissue around the place."
Author: Rupert Murdoch
43. "Not anymore. To bring an outsider in could threaten the safety of Ephani. What if I were on a date and she needed me? (Celena)What if a meteorite fell through the house right now and flattened us both? (Rafel)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
44. "In preseason camp, there are no friends. when newcomers arrive trying to take not only your job, but maybe your best friend's job, you work together to try to help each other. Everyone is an outsider until you're given a uniform."
Author: Sue Wicks
45. "I. Woe unto you, Ironmongri and Haberdasheri; woe unto you, Millineri and Del Icatessen; woe unto you, Young Fashions, and unto you, you the bandits of Corsetry. And even unto you, Stationeri.II. For the Store is but a Place inside the Outside.III. Woe unto you, for Arnold Bros (est. 1905) has opened the Last Sale. Everything Must Go.IV. But they mocked him and said, You are an Outsider, You don't even Exist.From The Book of Nome, Goods Inward v.I-IV"
Author: Terry Pratchett
46. "Jesus's teaching consistently attracted the irreligious while offending the Bible-believing, religious people of his day. However, in the main, our churches today do not have this effect. The kind of outsiders Jesus attracted are not attracted to contemporary churches, even our most avant-garde ones. We tend to draw conservative, buttoned-down, moralistic people. The licentious and liberated or the broken and marginal avoid church. That can only mean one thing. If the preaching of our ministers and the practice of our parishioners do not have the same effect on people that Jesus had, then we must not be declaring the same message that Jesus did."
Author: Timothy Keller
47. "I was a total fashion insider who became an outsider when I did bridal."
Author: Vera Wang
48. "What if this was a sign? Maybe I'm not supposed to be an Outsider.He surprised her by taking her hand and threading his fingers through hers. "You already are an Outsider. You fit everywhere. You just don't see it yet."She stared at their hands. He'd never done that before.Roar gave her a droll look. "It's just odd having you lay your hand on my arm all the time," he said, responding to her thoughts.Yes, but this feels intimate. Don't you think it does? I don't mean that I think we're being too intimate. I guess I do. Roar, sometimes it's really hard to get used to this.Roar flashed a grin. "Aria, this isn't intimate. If I were being intimate with you, trust me, you'd know."She rolled her eyes. Next time you say something like that, you should toss a red rose and then leave with a swish of your cape."
Author: Veronica Rossi
49. "She felt just like that girl in that book with theletter A on her chest. Only her A signified Alone. Shewas an outcast, cast out by her own choices, anoutsider with a pretty face. Like a rose, she may havebeen beautiful to look at, but almost everyone onlyknew the thorny side."
Author: Victoria Kahler
50. "The subject of an outsider who becomes obsessed."
Author: Wes Anderson

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