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1. "Trouble in paradise? Want me to talk to him for you?" he offered. "I'm sure I can convince him to come crawling back. Even literally, if you're into that kind of kinky stuff."
Author: Ada Adams
2. "When we parted, on the Boulevard du Montparnasse, I leaned over to give her a kiss on the cheek. ‘If you do find paradise,' she said, turning to leave, ‘send me a grape."
Author: Adam Leith Gollner
3. "Trust me, it's paradise. This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is a generation that circles the globe and searches for something we haven't tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It's probably worth it."
Author: Alex Garland
4. "People will tell us that without the consolations of religion they would be intolerably unhappy. So far as this is true, it is a coward's argument. Nobody but a coward would consciously choose to live in a fool's paradise. When a man suspects his wife of infidelity, he is not thought the better of for shutting his eyes to the evidence. And I cannot see why ignoring evidence should be contemptible in one case and admirable in the other."
Author: Bertrand Russell
5. "Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool's paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness."
Author: Bertrand Russell
6. "There are as many Africas as there are books about Africa -- and as many books about it as you could read in a leisurely lifetime. Whoever writes a new one can afford a certain complacency in the knowledge that his is a new picture agreeing with no one else's, but likely to be haugthily disagreed with by all those who believed in some other Africa. ... Being thus all things to all authors, it follows, I suppose, that Africa must be all things to all readers.Africa is mystic; it is wild; it is a sweltering inferno; it is a photographer's paradise, a hunter's Valhalla, an escapist's Utopia. It is what you will, and it withstands all interpretations. It is the last vestige of a dead world or the cradle of a shiny new one. To a lot of people, as to myself, it is just 'home."
Author: Beryl Markham
7. "And if I had loved him less I should have thought his accent and look of exultation savage; but, sitting by him, roused from the nightmare of parting- called to the paradise of union- I thought only of the bliss given to me to drink in so abundant a flow.Again and again he said, "Are you happy, Jane?" And again and again I answered, "Yes."
Author: Charlotte Brontë
8. "Soon after, I returned home to my family, with a determination to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucky, which I esteemed a second paradise, at the risk of my life and fortune."
Author: Daniel Boone
9. "Everyone in your culture knows this. Man was born to turn the world into paradise, but tragically he was born flawed. And so his paradise has always been spoiled by stupidty, greed, destructiveness, and shortsightedness."
Author: Daniel Quinn
10. "Stories of a mythical angel paradise called an Angelopolis are like Peter Pan's Never Never Land."
Author: Danielle Trussoni
11. "I don't know [why we're here]. People sometimes say to me, ‘Why don't you admit that the humming bird, the butterfly, the Bird of Paradise are proof of the wonderful things produced by Creation?' And I always say, well, when you say that, you've also got to think of a little boy sitting on a river bank, like here, in West Africa, that's got a little worm, a living organism, in his eye and boring through the eyeball and is slowly turning him blind. The Creator God that you believe in, presumably, also made that little worm. Now I personally find that difficult to accommodate…"
Author: David Attenborough
12. "In time of daffodils(who knowthe goal of living is to grow)forgetting why,remember howin time of lilacs who proclaimthe aim of waking is to dream,remember so(forgetting seem)in time of roses(who amazeour now and here with paradise)forgetting if,remember yesin time of all sweet things beyondwhatever mind may comprehend,remember seek(forgetting find)and in a mystery to be(when time from time shall set us free)forgetting me,remember me"
Author: E.E. Cummings
13. "[on going to Sunday school:] "It looks like rain, and I hope it will rain cats and dogs and hammers and pitchforks and silver sugar spoons and hay ricks and paper-covered novels and picture frames and rag carpets and toothpicks and skating rinks and birds of paradise and roof gardens and burdocks and French grammars before Sunday school time."
Author: Edna St. Vincent Millay
14. "The word "utopia" has two meanings. It means both "good place" and "nowhere". That's the way it should be. The happiest places, I think, are the ones that reside just this side of paradise. The perfect person would be insufferable to live with; likewise, we wouldn't want to live in the perfect place, either. "A life time of happiness! No man could bear it: It would be hell on earth," wrote George Bernard Shaw, in his play Man and Superman."
Author: Eric Weiner
15. "I mean only that I hope they find darkness or paradise without fear of it, if they can."
Author: Erin Morgenstern
16. "WHAT heart could have thought you? --Past our devisal(O filigree petal!)Fashioned so purely,Fragilely, surely,From what ParadisalImagineless metal,Too costly for cost?Who hammered you, wrought you,From argentine vapor? --"God was my shaper.Passing surmisal,He hammered, He wrought me,From curled silver vapor,To lust of His mind --Thou could'st not have thought me!So purely, so palely,Tinily, surely,Mightily, frailly,Insculped and embossed,With His hammer of wind,And His graver of frost."
Author: Francis G. Thompson
17. "I mean,' he said with increasing vehemence, `that if there be a house for me in heaven it will either have a green lamp-post and a hedge, or something quite as positive and personal as a green lamp-post and a hedge. I mean that God bade me love one spot and serve it, and do all things however wild in praise of it, so that this one spot might be a witness against all the infinities and the sophistries, that Paradise is somewhere and not anywhere, is something and not anything. And I would not be so very much surprised if the house in heaven had a real green lamp-post after all."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
18. "Both looked back then on the wild revelry...and they lamented that it had cost them so much of their lives to find the paradise of shared solitude."
Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
19. "Ah, to think how thin the veil that lies Between the pain of hell and Paradise."
Author: George William Russell
20. "The Daffodil-Yellow VillaThe new villa was enormous, a tall, square Venetian mansion, with faded daffodil-yellow walls, green shutters, and a fox-red roof. It stood on a hill overlooking the sea, surrounded by unkempt olive groves and silent orchards of lemon and orange trees. ... the little walled and sunken garden that ran along one side of the house, its wrought-iron gates scabby with rust, had roses, anemones and geraniums sprawling across the weed-grown paths ...... there were fifteen acres of garden to explore, a vast new paradise sloping down to the shallow, tepid sea."
Author: Gerald Durrell
21. "E che cos'altro è, infine, questo ideale della società moderna se non l'antico sogno del povero e dell'indigente, che può avere un fascino finchè rimane sogno, ma diventa il paradiso di un pazzo non appena è realizzato?"
Author: Hannah Arendt
22. "Here is the soundless cypress on the lawn:It listens, listens. Taller trees beyondListen. The moon at the unruffled pondStares. And you sing, you sing.That star-enchanted song falls through the airFrom lawn to lawn down terraces of sound,Darts in white arrows on the shadowed ground;And all the night you sing.My dreams are flowers to which you are a beeAs all night long I listen, and my brainReceives your song, then loses it againIn moonlight on the lawn.Now is your voice a marble high and white,Then like a mist on fields of paradise,Now is a raging fire, then is like ice,Then breaks, and it is dawn."
Author: Harold Monro
23. "The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise. Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poor-house. The setting sun is reflected from the windows of the alms-house as brightly as from the rich man's abode; the snow melts before its door as early in the spring. I do not see but a quiet mind may live as contentedly there, and have as cheering thoughts, as in a palace."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
24. "The earth is not a lair, neither is it a prison. The earth is a Paradise, the only one we'll ever know. We will realize it the moment we open our eyes. We don't have to make it a Paradise-it is one. We have only to make ourselves fit to inhabit it. The man with the gun, the man with murder in his heart, cannot possibly recognize Paradise even when he is shown it."
Author: Henry Miller
25. "Paradise!' he screamed. 'The one and only indispensable Paradise."
Author: Jack Kerouac
26. "Cheeseburger in paradise!"
Author: Jimmy Buffett
27. "Marx was fortunate to have been born eighty years before Walt Disney. Disney also promised a child's paradise and unlike Marx, delivered on his promise."
Author: John Ralston Saul
28. "If you'll kiss me back," he whispered huskily, brushing his lips along the curve of her jaw, "I'll make it six million. If you'll go to bed with me tonight," he continued, losing himself in the scent of her perfume and the softness of her skin, "I'll give you the world. But if you'll move in with me," he continued, dragging his mouth across her cheek to the corner of her lips, "I'll do much better than that." Unable to turn her face farther because his arm was in the way, and unable to turn her body because his body was in the way, Meredith tried to infuse disdain in her voice and simultaneously ignore the arousing touch of his tongue against her ear. "Six million dollars and the whole world!" she said in a slightly shaky voice. "What else could you possibly give me if I move in with you?" "Paradise."
Author: Judith McNaught
29. "I will survive: if the hell rejects me, there is always the paradise."
Author: Lara Biyuts
30. "Nature allowed only the fit and the lucky to share this paradise-in-the-making."
Author: M.L. Stedman
31. "When a man dies, his wife is burned alive with him, but if the wife dies before her husband, the man does not suffer the same fate. If a man dies before marriage, he is given a posthumous wife. The women passionately want to be burned because they believe they will enter paradise."
Author: Mas'udi
32. "The child in each of us Knows paradise.Paradise is home.Home as it was Or home as it should have been.Paradise is one's own place,One's own people,One's own world,Knowing and known,Perhaps even Loving and loved.Yet every child Is cast from paradise-Into growth and new community,Into vast, ongoingChange."
Author: Octavia E. Butler
33. "Oamenilor n-ai voie sa le vorbesti despre speranta daca doresti sa-i salvezi. Miroase a Paradis. Speranta ne-a pregatit doar sa inghitim mai bine cacealmaua."
Author: Octavian Paler
34. "Men are prisoners of their genitalia and women are the keepers of the keys to paradise."
Author: Pat Conroy
35. "O Karma, Dharma, pudding and pieO Karma, Dharma, pudding and pie,gimme a break before I die:grant me wisdom, will, & wit,purity, probity, pluck, & grit.Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, kind,gimme great abs & a steel-trap mind,and forgive, Ye Gods, some humble advice—these little blessings would sufficeto beget an earthly paradise:make the bad people good—and the good people nice;and before our world goes over the brink,teach the believers how to think."
Author: Philip Appleman
36. "Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise."
Author: Phillips Brooks
37. "This is a paradise of rising to the occasion that points out by contrast how the rest of the time most of us fall down from the heights of possibility, down into diminished selves and dismal societies. Many now do not even hope for a better society, but they recognize it when they encounter it, and that discovery shines out even through the namelessness of their experience. Others recognize it, grasp it, and make something of it, and long-term social and political transformations, both good and bad, arise from the wreckage. The door to this ear's potential paradises is in hell."
Author: Rebecca Solnit
38. "A worshipper perceives that he is near to God because he is awake all night worshipping God. But after worship, your prayers are for health, long life, wealth, and for the damsels and slaves of the Paradise. Ponder! Did you ever pray to God, ‘O' God, I desire from Thee nothing but Thee'?"
Author: Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi
39. "Trust me, he whispers against my lips. Maggie, you're my paradise."
Author: Simone Elkeles
40. "My Invented Country; it resembles a heart-shaped paradise."
Author: Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann
41. "Mi ero ripromesso che prima dei quarant'anni avrei vissuto da eremita nei boschi. Sono andato a stare per sei mesi in una capanna siberiana, sulla sponda del lago Bajkal (...). D'inverno temperature di meno trenta gradi, d'estate gli orsi in riva al lago. Insomma, un paradiso. Mi sono portato libri, sigari e vodka. Il resto - spazio, silenzo e solitudine - c'era già."
Author: Sylvain Tesson
42. "You call someplace paradise, kiss it goodbye"
Author: The Eagles
43. "Where we are would be Paradise to me, if you would only make it so."
Author: Thomas Hardy
44. "The sun tells the best joke of a day full of them, setting so spectacularly that you can almost smell the tropical paradise lazing somewhere over this rim of endless, gray socialist towers. Miles of square windows explode orange, red, and purple, like a million TV sets broadcasting the apocalypse. Clouds unspool. The sky drains of birds."
Author: Tod Wodicka
45. "The paradise of the rich is made out of the hell of the poor."
Author: Victor Hugo
46. "He'd viewed the past like Uncle Joseph's grave, an empty hole without life, waiting to be filled in by him. It never occurred to him that Paradis, the Marais Foncé, or the ridge, existed before he had the eyes to see them, or that older people had once been young. Now his eyes were opened and he wanted to understand the past."Jean Baptiste, The Last Lord of Paradise––Generation Two"
Author: Vivian LeMay
47. "As they shook hands, Conrad noticed Louis' blue eyes and a powerful feeling struck him in the chest. He'd never seen those liquid blue eyes before...except behind his father's spectacles...and in the mirror."Conrad, The Last Lord of Paradise––Generation Five"
Author: Vivian LeMay
48. "- Might it console you to know that I expect nothing but torture from her return? That I regard you as a bird of paradise?She shook her head.- That my admiration for you is painfully strong?- I want Van – she cried – and not intangible admiration.- Intangible? You goose. You my gauge it, you may brush it once very lightly with the knuckles of you gloved hand. I said knuckles. I said once. That will do. I can't kiss you. Not even your burning face. Good-bye, pet. Tell Edmond to take a nap after he returns. I shall need him at two in the morning."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
49. "There exists nowhere on Earth a "soulful place" -- everywhere you are, is the soulful place. The entire world is filled with mystical qualities, including your little slice of the world. Paradise and enlightenment are always within your reach. It's joy. And you should work on filling all your years with as much joy as possible."
Author: William Shatner
50. "Balla come se nessuno stesse guardando,ama come se nessuno ti avesse mai ferito,canta come se nessuno stesse ascoltando,vivi come se il paradiso fosse sulla terra."
Author: William W. Purkey

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