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1. "We've known for a long time that the universe is expanding. But about 15 years ago, my colleagues and I discovered that it is expanding faster and faster. That is, the universe is accelerating, and that was not expected, but it is now attributed to this mysterious stuff called dark energy which seems to make up about 70 percent of the universe."
Author: Adam Riess
2. "One hundred percent of our earnings are reinvested in the company, and a great deal of that goes to research."
Author: Amar Bose
3. "You want 21 percent risk free? Pay off your credit cards."
Author: Andrew Tobias
4. "And what do you do in the face of this powerlessness? As a parent?""You get to be obsessed and angry," Tom said. "And they get to be the age they are, and act like teenagers if they want to. There is a zero-percent chance you will change them. So we breathe in, and out, talk to friends, as needed. We show up, wear clean underwear, say hello to strangers. We plant bulbs, and pick up litter, knowing there will be more in twenty minutes. We pray that we might cooperate with any flicker of light we can find in the world."
Author: Anne Lamott
5. "FDR created today's 30 percent coalition. Obama wants to finish the job by turning it into a permanent ruling majority. There's nothing new about the Obama Narrative. It is the FDR Narrative on steroids. It is intended to lead to greater statism and political gain."
Author: Arthur C. Brooks
6. "Perhaps they didn't know they were at sea. Was there a certain percentage of people at sea who lacked the knowledge that they were at sea?"
Author: Ben Marcus
7. "Bernanke and company are trying to reflate the economy with almost stated objective of inflation at 2 percent and higher in order to provide some type of safety margin for a future recession. That's where they want to go."
Author: Bill Gross
8. "Today 80 percent of all the oil that comes out of the Gulf is from 1,000 feet or more and today almost a third of it is more than 5,000 feet below the surface. What hasn't happened is the safety and the ability to respond to a negative event such as this blowout, has been far outrun by the technology of drilling itself. We need to close that gap."
Author: Bob Graham
9. "Since the familiar particles and the objects they compose—stars, planets, people, etc.—amount to less than 5 percent of the mass of the universe, such a disruption would not affect the vast majority of the universe, at least as measured by mass."
Author: Brian Greene
10. "Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution; this gives you a 1,000 percent Return on Energy!"
Author: Brian Tracy
11. "Polls that have been taken by kindergarten, first- and second-grade teachers indicate that 30 percent of the kids have been deprived in some way so that they are physically unable to keep up with the class."
Author: C. Everett Koop
12. "It would be perfect if everyone who makes love, is in love, but this is simply an unrealistic expectation. I'd say 75 percent of the population of people who make love, are not in love, this is simply the reality of the human race, and to be idealistic about this is to wait for the stars to aline and Jupiter to change color; for the Heavens to etch your names together in the sky before you make love to someone. But idealism is immaturity, and as a matter of fact, the stars may never aline, Jupiter may never change color, and the Heavens may never ever etch your names together in the sky for you to have the never-ending permission to make endless love to one another. And so the bottom line is, there really is no difference between doing something today, and doing something tomorrow, because today is what you have, and tomorrow may not turn out the way you expect it to. At the end of the day, sex is an animalistic, humanistic, passionate desire."
Author: C. JoyBell C.
13. "If I were to be honest, I'm probably fifty percent bagel. Okay, fine, sixty percent."
Author: Christy Hall
14. "McCleary was an unpolished, semi attractive man in his late thirties or early forties. His hair was grey. His suit was cheap. His cologne was cheaper and his attitude was a hundred percent asshole. He have me an instant boner."
Author: Dani Alexander
15. "Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment - in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row."
Author: Danny Glover
16. "Our people get profit-sharing checks. I got a report the other day that says that 84 percent of our people participate in our stock purchase program, where they can buy stock at a 15 percent discount."
Author: David Neeleman
17. "Seventy-five percent of women who smoke would like to quit, and yet only two to three percent quit every year... It's significant because we can help women quit smoking."
Author: David Satcher
18. "All of our competitors around the world, every country is investing more in infrastructure as a percentage of their GDP than we are. And down the road our children and grandchildren will have to compete with that more and more."
Author: Douglas R. Oberhelman
19. "The complex human eye harvests light. It perceives seven to ten million colors through a synaptic flash: one-tenth of a second from retina to brain. Homo sapiens gangs up to 70 percent of its sense receptors solely for vision, to anticipate danger and recognize reward, but also—more so—for beauty."
Author: Ellen Meloy
20. "According to Gur's theory of boredom, everything that happens in the world today is because of boredom: love, war, inventions, fake fireplaces - ninety-five percent of all that is pure boredom."
Author: Etgar Keret
21. "Did you know - and studies prove this - that 98 percent of all the Visine in this country runs down the side of people's faces?"
Author: George Miller
22. "There's not a branch of publishing or broadcasting that doesn't depend in some way on advertising. It'd be like an aquarium without water. Why, ninety-five percent of the information that reaches you has already been preselected and paid for."
Author: Haruki Murakami
23. "I'm not a professional politician. I'm a professional problem solver, and I believe we should cut the salaries of senators and congressmen 10 percent until they balance the budget. I call that conservative common sense."
Author: Herman Cain
24. "We are now beyond nature's normal variation in terms of how the atmosphere is composed. Nature did something for a million years. It actually goes back a lot further than that, but the ice core records show a million years. So, nature has this normal oscillation within this zone, and all of a sudden, we're forty percent outside that zone."
Author: James Balog
25. "We still have a very good core following, and the shows have been almost one hundred percent sold out."
Author: Josh Silver
26. "And what percentage of people take up the option to die off?' She looked at me, her glance telling me to be calm. ‘Oh, a hundred per cent, of course. Over many thousands of years, calculated by old time, of course. But yes, everyone takes the option, sooner or later.'‘So it's just like the first time round? You always die in the end?'‘Yes, except don't forget the quality of life here is much better. People die when they decide they've had enough, not before. The second time round it's altogether more satisfying because it's willed.' She paused, then added, ‘As I say, we cater for what people want.'I hadn't been blaming her. I'm not that sort. I just wanted to find out how the system worked. ‘So … even people, religious people, who come here to worship God throughout eternity … they end up throwing in the towel after a few years, hundred years, thousand years?'‘Certainly. As I said, there are still a few Old Heaveners around, but their numbers are diminishing all the time."
Author: Julian Barnes
27. "In our Nation, approximately 22.5 million children ride school buses to and from school each day, which accounts for 54 percent of all students attending grade school."
Author: Kenny Marchant
28. "The American people say, 'Don't touch Social Security, don't touch Medicare, don't cut defense.' That's 84 percent of the federal budget."
Author: Kent Conrad
29. "Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them."
Author: Lily Tomlin
30. "Set aside your repertoire of objections and own 100 percent of your focus."
Author: Lorii Myers
31. "Own 100 percent of your focus. The most challenging of endurance drills will bring you to a level of optimal mental and physical performance."
Author: Lorii Myers
32. "Playing shortstop is 75 to 80 percent anticipation, knowing the hitter and the pitch being thrown."
Author: Lou Boudreau
33. "About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs."
Author: Manolo Blahnik
34. "According to a Wall Street Journal article some 59 percent of Americans don t own a single book. Not a cookbook or even the Bible."
Author: Maureen Corrigan
35. "Half of all broccoli grown commercially in America today is a single variety- Marathon- notable for it's high yield. The overwhelming majority of the chickens raised for meat in America are the same hybrid, the Cornish cross; more than 99 percent of turkeys are the Broad-Breasted Whites."
Author: Michael Pollan
36. "For the tiny percentage of people who are negatively affected by our embracing of standards, they can just get their sports somewhere else in the meantime. It's not like we're denying them hospital care."
Author: Mike Davidson
37. "In Indiana, the Affordable Care Act will raise the average cost of health insurance in the individual market by an unaffordable 72 percent."
Author: Mike Pence
38. "Homes and buildings, many of which are old and drafty, eat up 40 percent of the energy America uses. Such inefficiencies perpetuate our reliance on foreign oil, imperiling our national security and increasing our contribution to climate change."
Author: Peter Welch
39. "Of course, once I'd wrapped my mind around the fact that it was Cal and not Archer standing in my bedroom, it dawned on me that Cal was standing in my bedroom."Hey," I breathed, hoping my hair wasn't a huge tangled mess, even though I was ninety-nine percent sure that it was. I mean, I could see it out of my peripheral vision."Hey.""You're,um,in my room.""I am.""Is that allowed?""Well,we are engaged," Cal deadpanned.I squinted at him, shoving big handfuls of my hair away from my face. I had no idea if that was supposed to be a joke or not. You could never tell with Cal."Did you want to watch me sleep or something? Because if that's the case, this engagement is so broken."Cal's lips quirked in what might have been a smile. "Do you have a smart-ass reply for everything?"If at all possible,yeah."
Author: Rachel Hawkins
40. "You can control what you put in your body - 100 percent. You really can control your level of fitness and how your body looks."
Author: Sara Rue
41. "For the second straight year, craft beer is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. alcoholic beverage industry. In 2005, craft beer experienced a 9 percent increase in volume, nearly triple that of the growth experienced in the wine and spirits industry."
Author: Sherwood Boehlert
42. "About 60 percent of the oil consumed daily by Americans is used for transportation, and about 45 percent is used for passenger cars and light trucks."
Author: Sherwood Boehlert
43. "Today, the US spends less on defense as a percentage of our economy than we did at any time since he Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the world's only superpower, that is an invitation to very serious trouble."
Author: Steve Forbes
44. "I think the Caribbean countries face rising oceans and they face increase in the severity of hurricanes. This is something that is very, very scary to all of us. The island states in the world represent - I remember this number - one-half of 1 percent of the carbon emissions in the world. And they will - some of them will disappear."
Author: Steven Chu
45. "Turns out that a real-estate agent keeps her own home on the market an average of ten days longer and sells it for an extra 3-plus percent, or $10,000 on a $300,000 house."
Author: Steven D. Levitt
46. "Facebook ads have a simple promise – you make an ad, you target it to a very specific demographic, your ad instantly reaches millions of people and if even a small percentage of those convert that's still a shitload of sales."
Author: Suraj Dahal
47. "Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think."
Author: Thomas Edison
48. "Karhiders discuss sexual matters freely, and talk about kemmer with both reverence and gusto, but they are reticent about discussing perversion - at least they were with me. Excessive prolongation of the kemmer period, with permanent hormonal imbalance toward the male or the female, causes what they call perversion; it is not rare; three or four percent of adults may be physiological perverts or abnormals - normals, by our standard. They are not excluded from society, but they are tolerated with some disdain, as homosexuals are in many bisexual societies, the Karhidish slang for them is halfdeads. They are sterile."
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
49. "You're a hundred percent correct about our show being tops in quality."
Author: Vic Morrow
50. "Eighty percent of success is showing up."
Author: Woody Allen

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