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1. "Non debbo sperare niente. Scrivo questa frase e mi viene un'idea che è una speranza."
Author: Adolfo Bioy Casares
2. "It's amazing the relationships you forge in a kitchen. When you cooperate in an environment that's hot. Where there's a lot of knives. You're trusting your well-being with someone you've never before met or known."
Author: Alexandra Guarnaschelli
3. "Silent desperation of everything they never said - gaps and absences in every conversation, the past circumscribing the present, the future hemming in the past."
Author: Anthony Doerr
4. "That man is a reality, mankind an abstraction; that men cannot be treated as units in operations of political arithmetic because they behave like the symbols for zero and the infinite, which dislocate all mathematical operations; that the end justifies the means only within very narrow limits; that ethics is not a function of social utility, and charity not a petty bourgeois sentiment but the gravitational force which keeps civilization in its orbit."
Author: Arthur Koestler
5. "Like night, the desert is boundless, comfortless and infinite. Like night, it intrigues the mind and leads it to futility. When you have flown halfway across a desert, you experience the desperation of a sleepless man waiting for dawn which only comes when the importance of it's coming is lost. You fly forever, weary with an invariable scene, and when you are at last released from its monotony, you remember nothing of it because there was nothing there."
Author: Beryl Markham
6. "I keep feeling that people are becoming less human and more animalistic. They seem to think less and feel less so that everyone is operating on a very primitive level. I wonder what you and I will see in our lifetimes. It seems so hopeless yet we must keep on trying ... I guess we can't escape being a product of the times, can we?"
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
7. "What opera isn't violent? Two things happen, violence and love. And other than that, name something else. You can't."
Author: Cab Calloway
8. "For me, you say the words 'concept record,' and the first thing I think of is theater or the opera or something."
Author: Chester Bennington
9. "The performance was exotic. It was short. And it wasn't much more dreadful than the Chinese opera that had been performed last year."Bravo!" Ned called. He applauded madly. Thankfully, everyone joined in.Blakely bowed, rather stiffly, and picked his way through the rows toward his seat. He didn't even make eye contact with Ned, didn't acknowledge that Ned had just saved him.Ha, Just because Blakely had no humility didn't mean Ned couldn't try to humiliate him further."Encore!" Ned shouted.Blakely fixed Ned with a look that promised eventual dismemberment. Luckily for the future attachment of Ned's limbs, nobody else took up the cry."
Author: Courtney Milan
10. "It is ironic that constructive thinkers are often misunderstood as negative, as they differ from those longing for positivity: constructive thinkers have been conditioned to find positive in negative rather than suffering from the negative in negative. Or as Paul the Apostle wrote, 'I have learned the secret to contentment in any and every circumstance.' He was right. Indeed the Lord is our strength, especially under the commandment to love one another. Otherwise we are nothing and easily thrown about by both our own and other people's mind control in a painful, mental, physical desperation to run from every thought, every thing, and every one not seeming so positive or immediately beneficial to us."
Author: Criss Jami
11. "I did things I did not understand for reasons I could not begin to explain just to be in motion, to be trying to do something, change something in a world I wanted desperately to make over but could not imagine for myself."
Author: Dorothy Allison
12. "Some friends don't understand this. They don't understand how desperate I am to have someone say, I love you and I support you just the way you are because you're wonderful just the way you are. They don't understand that I can't remember anyone ever saying that to me. I am so demanding and difficult for my friends because I want to crumble and fall apart before them so that they will love me even though I am no fun, lying in bed, crying all the time, not moving. Depression is all about If you loved me you would."
Author: Elizabeth Wurtzel
13. "There could not be a restoration of the gospel without freedom. God provided this country as the base of his operations in these the last days, a place where there would be freedom, where he could restore his gospel."
Author: Ezra Taft Benson
14. "To illustrate what I mean, an apt dancer may be in thorough unison with the others in that particular group, and at the same time reveal a difference in dancing temperament, rhythm or technique; she may phrase, accentuate or actually interpret differently."
Author: Florenz Ziegfeld
15. "My country, right or wrong," is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, "My mother, drunk or sober."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
16. "Dejar el campo, irse a la ciudad, hacer carrera universitaria, tener coche, y prosperar hasta lograr tener una casa de campo..."
Author: Gabriel Zaid
17. "I love that name. A country named Chad. Sounds like somebody who lived next door to the Brady Bunch. But if Chad actually lived next door to the Bradys, Greg would be roasting over a slow fire and Marcia would be standing naked on an auction block, because Chad is one of the hungriest, craziest, most desperate places on the planet."
Author: Gary Brecher
18. "Prioritas, itu yang sebenarnya lebih kupikirkan daripada rasa sentimentil yang hanya berlandaskan perasaan, karena terkadang kita terjebak dalam perangkaplicik kehidupan jika melihat apa-apa hanya dari perasaan saja."
Author: Ida R. Yulia
19. "Temperament is fixed, set. The skull, followed by the temperament: the two hardest parts of the body. Follow your temperament. It is not a philosophy, It is a rule, like the Rule of St Benedict."
Author: J.M. Coetzee
20. "The only slight disconcertance being that in the middle of looking at a paintings [in the Museum of Modern Art] she always found herself desperately needing to take a pee. And grandmother's voice in her ear.'My dear, if you really have to, only clean, very clean rest rooms will do."
Author: J.P. Donleavy
21. "Es sabiduría reconocer la necesidad, cuando todos los otros cursos ya han sido considerados, aunque pueda parecer locura a aquellos que se aferran a falsas esperanzas."
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
22. "That isn't a desperate act. That's a PLAN."
Author: James A. Owen
23. "Llevaba una vida noble e incluso ejemplar, sin meterme con nadie y procurando ayudar a mi hermana a recuperar a su novio, haciendo ejercicio, comiendo muchas verduras, y ni siquiera troceaba a otros monstruos. De alguna manera, todo este comportamiento puro y decente me había mordido el culo a traición. Una buena obra nunca se queda sin castigo, como decía Harry."
Author: Jeff Lindsay
24. "It's rather naive, apart from being ethically objectionable, to assume that our investigators travel around the country with bags of money trying to bribe witnesses to lie on the witness stand. We just don't operate that way."
Author: Jim Garrison
25. "Until the Eighties, Oslo was a rather boring town, but it's changed a lot, and is now much more cosmopolitan. If I go downtown, I visit the harbour to see the tall ships and the ferries, and to admire the modern architecture such as the Opera House or the new Astrup Fearnley Museum on the water's edge."
Author: Jo Nesbo
26. "En cada adulto mora el niño que fue, y en cada niño espera el adulto que será."
Author: John Connolly
27. "We need never be hopeless because we can never be irreperably broken."
Author: John Green
28. "A typical weeknight when he was home like this:1. Sit down and try to do homework.2. Get interrupted by Jeffrey: "Please play with me!"3. Ignore brother, try to do homework.4. Get interrupted by Jeffrey: "Come ON, Steven! I'm BORED!"5. Beg Jeffrey for five minutes of peace.6. Get begged for five minutes of play: "Steven, you never, ever play with me—ever!"7. Move entire homework operations center to different room.8. Repeat steps #1-7 as directed by small drugged maniac."
Author: Jordan Sonnenblick
29. "A Eva y Adán todavía les quedaba la posibilidad de engendrar un hijo para compensar la pérdida del asesinado, pero qué triste la gente sin otra finalidad en la vida que la de hacer hijos sin saber por qué ni para qué. Para continuar la especie, dicen aquellos que creen en un objetivo final, en una razón última, aunque no tengan ni idea de cuáles son y nunca se hayan preguntado en nombre de qué tiene que perpetuarse la especie, como si fuese ella la única y última esperanza del universo."
Author: José Saramago
30. "I think I know now why Jesus had such a tender spot in his heart for the poor. It takes great faith and simplicity of spirit to be poor and not despair. It takes enormous courage to decide to keep on living. The homeless are remarkable people. Their very life is a prayer -- desperate, silent, unspoken pleading with God to keep them alive. And by some miracle, no, not one miracle, but by a continuous chain of miracles all day long and all night, they do stay alive, especially on freezing cold days and nights."
Author: Joseph F. Girzone
31. "—Acabo de comprender por qué alguien quiso hacer el primer espejo. Willow parpadea sorprendida. Eso no era en absoluto lo que estaba esperando. —¿Por qué? —Imagino que un hombre enamorado deseaba que su amante supiera como era ella para él. Quería que ella fuera capaz de verse tal y como él la veía."
Author: Julia Hoban
32. "I only use my sick days for hang-overs and soap opera weddings."
Author: Kate O'Brien
33. "The ears of our generation have been made so delicate by the senseless multitude of flatterers that, as soon as we perceive that anything of ours is not approved of, we cry out that we are being bitterly assailed; and when we can repel the truth by no other pretence, we escape by attributing bitterness, impatience, intemperance, to our adversaries."
Author: Martin Luther
34. "There are intellectual vagabonds, to whom the hereditary dwelling-place of their fathers seems too cramped and oppressive for them to be willing to satisfy themselves with the limited space any more: instead of keeping within the limits of a temperate style of thinking, and taking as inviolable truth what furnishes comfort and tranquility to thousands, they overlap all bounds of the traditional and run wild with their imprudent criticism and untamed mania for doubt, these extravagating vagabonds."
Author: Max Stirner
35. "There's a fundamental distinction between strategy and operational effectiveness."
Author: Michael Porter
36. "I believe in libertarian options because they allow an interesting management of the capital and are based on co-operation, reciprocity, contract, federation."
Author: Michel Onfray
37. "High bankruptcy rates, increased credit card debt, and identity theft make it imperative that all of us take an active role in providing financial and economic education during all stages of one's life."
Author: Ruben Hinojosa
38. "If you can sell green toothpaste in this country, you can sell opera."
Author: Sarah Caldwell
39. "The worlds a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed."
Author: Sean O'Casey
40. "There's a phenomenology of being sick, one that depends on temperament, personal history, and the culture which we live in."
Author: Siri Hustvedt
41. "The past is truly an inoperable tumour that spreads to the present."
Author: Steve Toltz
42. "Ground on which we can only be saved from destruction by fighting without delay, is desperate ground."
Author: Sun Tzu
43. "The mind of Caesar. It is the reverse of most men's. It rejoices in committing itself. To us arrive each day a score of challenges; we must say yes or no to decisions that will set off chains of consequences. Some of us deliberate; some of us refuse the decision, which is itself a decision; some of us leap giddily into the decision, setting our jaws and closing our eyes, which is the sort of decision of despair. Caesar embraces decision. It is as though he felt his mind to be operating only when it is interlocking itself with significant consequences. Caesar shrinks from no responsibility. He heaps more and more upon his shoulders."
Author: Thornton Wilder
44. "'Gone With The Wind' is one of the all-time greats. Read Margaret Mitchell's book and watch the film again; it's a soap opera in all its glory. It is superb and memorable."
Author: Timothy Dalton
45. "If that's what you call truth in this wicked world,no wonder why you're so desperate to defend it."
Author: Toba Beta
46. "They became desperate for an antidote, such as coziness & color. They tried to bury the obligatory white sofas under Thai-silk throw pillows of every rebellious, iridescent shade of Magenta, pink, and tropical green imaginable. But the architect returned, as he always does, like the conscience of a Calvinist, and he lectured them and hectored them and chucked the shimmering little sweet things out."
Author: Tom Wolfe
47. "I am not a desperate, unsteady child who throws his trust around. I am not damaged."
Author: Veronica Roth
48. "Whatever evolution this or that popular character has gone through between the book covers, his fate is fixed in our minds, and, similarly, we expect our friends to follow this or that logical and conventional pattern we have fixed for them. Thus X will never compose the immortal music that would clash with the second-rate symphonies he has accustomed us to. Y will never commit murder. Under no circumstances can Z ever betray us. We have it all arranged in our minds, and the less often we see a particular person the more satisfying it is to check how obediently he conforms to our notion of him every time we hear of him. Any deviation in the fates we have ordained would strike us as not only anomalous but unethical. We would prefer not to have known at all our neighbor, the retired hot-dog stand operator, if it turns out he has just produced the greatest book of poetry his age has ever seen."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
49. "Civilizations grow by agreements and accomodations and accretions, not by repudiations. The rebels and the revolutionaries are only eddies, they keep the stream from getting stagnant but they get swept down and absorbed, they're a side issue. Quiet desperation is another name for the human condition. If revolutionaries would learn that they can't remodel society by day after tomorrow -- haven't the wisdom to and shouldn't be permitted to -- I'd have more respect for them ... Civilizations grow and change and decline -- they aren't remade."
Author: Wallace Stegner
50. "I have known many true connoisseurs, with excellent tastes that range across the humanities and the culinary arts--and they never fail to have a fatal effect on my self-esteem. When I find myself sitting at dinner next to someone who knows just as much about novels as I do but has somehow also found the mental space to adore and be knowledgeable about the opera, have strong opinions about the relative rankings of Renaissance painters, an encyclopedic knowledge of the English civil war, of French wines--I feel an anxiety that nudges beyond the envious into the existential. How did she find the time?"
Author: Zadie Smith

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The days I'd passed with my mom before she died were still there, it seemed, seared into the corners of my heart.The atmosphere of the station brought it all back. I could see myself running to the hospital, glad to be seeing my mother again. You never know you're happy until later. Because physical sensations like smells and exhaustion don't figure into our memories, I guess. Only the good bits bob up into view.I was always startled by the snatches of memory that I saw as happy, how they came.This time, it was the feeling I got when I stepped out onto the platform. The sense of what it had been like to be on my way to see my mom, for her still to be alive, if only for the time being, if only for that day. The happiness of that knowledge had come back to life inside me.And the loneliness of that moment. The helplessness."
Author: Banana Yoshimoto

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