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1. "The urge to create a fictional narrative is a mysterious one, and when an idea comes, the writer's sense of what a story wants to be is only vaguely visible through the penumbra of inspiration."
Author: Adam Johnson
2. "What peaches and what penumbras! Whole families shopping at night! Aisles full of husbands! Wives in the avocados, babies in the tomatoes!--and you, Garcia Lorca, what were you doing down by the watermelons?"
Author: Allen Ginsberg
3. "None of our beliefs are quite true; all have at least a penumbra of vagueness and error."
Author: Bertrand Russell
4. "The lights of Knoxville quaked in a faint penumbra to the west as must the ruins of many an older city seen by herders in the hills, by barbaric tribesmen shuffling along the roads."
Author: Cormac McCarthy
5. "El campode olivosse abre y se cierracomo un abanico.Sobre el olivarhay un cielo hundidoy una lluvia oscurade luceros fríos.Tiembla junco y penumbraa la orilla del río.Se riza el aire gris.Los olivos,están cargadosde gritos.Una bandadade pájaros cautivos,que mueven sus larguísimascolas en lo sombrío."
Author: Federico García Lorca
6. "Abrigo perigos em cada uma de minhas penumbras."
Author: Filipe Russo
7. "The boss had a long list of reasons for letting me go--most of which, I am ashamed to admit, were generously understated. It's true, for instance, that I hogged the photocopier for hours on end and snapped at whoever politely--deferentially--inquired about how much longer I would be. I was intent on achieving definitively sooty, penumbral effects to ensure that copies looked like copies, and that, of course, took time. Some days I spent entire afternoons reproducing blank sheets of paper, ream after ream, to use instead of the "FROM THE DESK OF--" notepads the boss kept ordering for each of us."
Author: Gary Lutz
8. "Esperar a que sucediera algo. Siempre había sido así. Cuando se llega a un punto muerto, no hay que precipitarse. Si se espera pacientemente, algo sucede. Algo llega. Sólo hay que abrir los ojos y esperar en la penumbra a que algo empiece a moverse."
Author: Haruki Murakami
9. "KUBLAI: I do not know when you have had time to visit all the countries you describe to me. It seems to me you have never moved from this garden.POLO: Everything I see and do assumes meaning in a mental space where the same calm reigns as here, the same penumbra, the same silence streaked by the rustling of learn. At the moment when I concentrate and reflect, I find myself again, always, in this garden, at this hour of the evening, in your august presence."
Author: Italo Calvino
10. "When the guy kissed her, Cassidy felt a stab of pain that was close to physical, and therefore within the penumbra of hurts he told himself he could bear."
Author: John L. Parker Jr.
11. "La casa no es tan grande, pensó. La agrandan la penumbra, la simetría, los espejos, los muchos años, mi desconocimiento, la soledad."
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
12. "The eye of a man should be still more reverent before the rising of a young maiden than before the rising of a star. The possibility of touch should increase respect. The down of the peach, the dust of the plum, the radiated crystal of snow, the butterfly's wing powdered with feathers, are gross things beside that chastity that does not even know it is chaste. The young maiden is only the glimmer of a dream and is not yet statue. Her alcove is hidden in the shadows of the ideal. The indiscreet touch of the eye desecrates this dim penumbra. Here, to gaze, is to profane."
Author: Victor Hugo

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Fortunately, however, birds don't understand pep talks. Not even St. Francis'. Just imagine," he went on, "preaching sermons to perfectly good thrushes and goldfinches and chiff-chaffs! What presumption! Why couldn't he have kept his mouth shut and let the birds preach to him?"
Author: Aldous Huxley

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