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1. "Comenzó por recurrir al orgullo, que es una consecuencia de la esperanza y un íntimo convencimiento de la propia inocencia; después dudó de su inocencia, lo que no dejaba de justificar un tanto las suposiciones de locura del gobernador, y por último cayó del pedestal de su orgullo, y no para implorar a Dios, sino a los hombres. Dios es el último recurso. El desgraciado que debería comenzar por él, no llega a implorarle sino después de haber agotado todas sus esperanzas"
Author: Alexandre Dumas
2. "Well it was not exactly a dissertation in logic, at least not the kind of logic you would find in Whitehead and Russell's Principia Mathematica for instance. It looked more like mathematics; no formalized language was used."
Author: Alonzo Church
3. "Ho la sensazione di essere stato messo a parte di un piccolo, ignobile segreto – vincere non cambia niente. Adesso che ho vinto uno slam, so qualcosa che a pochissimi al mondo è concesso sapere. Una vittoria non è così piacevole quant'è dolorosa una sconfitta. E ciò che provi dopo aver vinto non dura altrettanto a lungo. Nemmeno lontanamente."
Author: Andre Agassi
4. "Nonna dice sempre che la gente è verde d'invidia, ma io non sono d'accordo. Il verde è calmo, fresco, pulito e piacevole come il dentifricio alla menta. L'invidia invece è rossa. Ti brucia nelle vene e ti accende un fuoco nella pancia."
Author: Annabel Pitcher
5. "I like the piano - I'm always about 15 feet away from a piano."
Author: Brian Wilson
6. "I'm a kid for a living: I get to play the piano for a living."
Author: Bruce Hornsby
7. "Ignoravo il piacere che può dare la parola scritta, il piacere di penetrare nei segreti dell'anima, di abbandonarsi all'immaginazione, alla bellezza e al mistero dell'invenzione letteraria."
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
8. "- E allora cosa c'è che non va?.- La gente non mi piace.- Credi che sia una bella cosa?. - No, probabilmente no."
Author: Charles Bukowski
9. "Bellis gasped.Everywhere lights where suspended. Globes of cold illumination like frost moons, with no trace of the sepia of the New Crobuzon's gaslamps. The city glowed in the darkening water like a net full of ghostly lights.The outer edges of the city were low buildings in porous stone and coral."
Author: China Miéville
10. "In the '60s when I was a student, there was this campaign to destroy 75 percent of the old buildings in Paris, replacing them with modern architecture. I realized this as a dangerous utopia. This modern vision did not understand the richness of the city. Thankfully, such destruction did not happen."
Author: Christian De Portzamparc
11. "Salió a la gris luz y se quedó allí de pie y fugazmente vio la verdad absoluta del mundo. El frío y despiado girar de la tierra intestada. Oscuridad implacable. Los perros ciegos del sol en su carrera. El aplastante vacío negro del universo. Y en alguna parte dos animales perseguidos temblando como zorros escondidos en su madriguera. Tiempo prestado y mundo prestado y ojos prestados con que llorarlo."
Author: Cormac McCarthy
12. "Next door to Ethiopia spreading out along the strategic Red Sea coastline is Eritrea, a relatively new country, and a place that few Americans seem to fully understand."
Author: Dana Rohrabacher
13. "Do you think Duke Ellington didn't listen to Debussy? Louis Armstrong loved opera, did you know that? Name me a jazz pianist who wasn't influenced by European music!"
Author: Dave Brubeck
14. "I know it doesn't make noise," he explained. "Going through the motions is comforting to me. I wish I had a real piano." The wistfulness in his tone was aching to hear. "Did it used to have keys on it?" Livia asked."I did draw them once, but it was in pencil. No matter. My heart knows right where they are." He watched her as he tickled the pretend keys again."
Author: Debra Anastasia
15. "Rinacque con nuove fattezze e un nuovo nome e dall'unione di astuzia e seduzione non poteva che nascere lui, la malizia, il piacere di un istante raggiunto tramite mezzi sottili e subdoli, ma anche l'amore vissuto secondo la propria volontà andando contro ogni dogma, umano o divino, imposto con la paura. Il Principe dei peccatori della carne e degli innamorati più sfrenati e sregolati, Sytry."
Author: Diletta Brizzi
16. "Pia was chopping up an enormous cabbage, a cabbage big as a basketball. The cabbage was of an extraordinary size. It was a big cabbage. "That's a big cabbage," Edward said. "Big," Pia said."
Author: Donald Barthelme
17. "I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent."
Author: Edith Sitwell
18. "Gotham admired Maeve. By day she managed money, and did it brilliantly, but she didn't find it satisfied her intellect. She spoke four languages. She played the piano seriously well. And she read books. Lots of them."
Author: Edward Rutherfurd
19. "A moody child and wildly wisePursued the game with joyful eyes,Which chose, like meteors, their way,And rived the dark with private ray:They overleapt the horizon's edge,Searched with Apollo's privilege;Through man, and woman, and sea, and star,Saw the dance of nature forward far;Through worlds, and races, and terms, and times,Saw musical order, and pairing rhymes.Olympian bards who sungDivine ideas below,Which always find us young,And always keep us so."
Author: Emerson
20. "I've never broken a piano. However, I've been banned from particular clubs for breaking piano strings."
Author: Eric Lewis
21. "I studied piano for many years, and I still play. I'm a complete amateur, and I wouldn't consider myself very good at all, but I enjoy it."
Author: Eric Stoltz
22. "«Las cosas, tienen vida propia -pregonaba el gitano con áspero acento-, todo es cuestión de despertarles el ánima."
Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
23. "Creator and Sustainer. Men are to make their own mistakes and successes. Each man is to work out his salvation (or damnation) in fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12). Other men are to sit in judgment over him only when he commits public evil. They are not to command him as imitation gods. They are not to issue comprehensive commands and monitor him constantly. That is God's job, not man's. Thus, God's hierarchy produces social freedom. It relieves mankind from any pretended autonomy from God's total sovereignty. Men are not to seek to create predestinating hierarchies. They can leave their fellow men alone, so long as God's institutional laws are obeyed in public."
Author: Gary North
24. "¿Limpiar la pizarra? Siento como si mi pizarra está demasiado limpia, perpetuamente vacía. Lo que quiero es lo opuesto: un garabato desordenado, constelaciones de cosas indelebles que no puedan ser lavadas jamás"
Author: Gayle Forman
25. "If Budapest, Bratislava, Prague, Cracow, Warsaw, and Berlin belong to Europe, then why not Leningrad, why not Moscow--indeed, why stop before Vladivostok? It is all part of Eurasia, there is no state frontier between...I would like to think of myself as some utopian son of Europe, able to touch the Pacific at San Francisco with one outstretched arm and at Vladivostok with the other, and keeping the peace everywhere within my embrace."
Author: George Konrád
26. "This book came to me for review, but when I observed its count of pages I quietly dropped it behind the piano."
Author: H.L. Mencken
27. "But misfortunes do not last forever (this they have in common with joys) but pass away or are at least diminished and become lost in oblivion. Life on the kapia always renews itself despite everything and the bridge does not change with the years or with the centuries or with the most painful turns in human affairs. All these pass over it, even as the unquiet waters pass beneath its smooth and perfect arches."
Author: Ivo Andric
28. "I have a piano in my kitchen. I read a great biography about Tom Waits that said that he had a piano in his kitchen; he had a grand piano in his kitchen. And I thought, 'Well, if Tom Waits has one, then I must.'"
Author: Jamie Cullum
29. "Perché vediamo solo quello che conosciamo. Siamo convinti che gli altri siano capaci di fare solamente ciò che sappiamo fare anche noi, nel bene e nel male. Per questo riconosciamo come amore solo quello che corrisponde all'immagine che ne abbiamo. Vogliamo essere amati come amiamo noi. Ogni altro modo ci è estraneo, lo guardiamo con sfiducia, ne fraintendiamo i segni, non capiamo la sua lingua. Accusiamo. Affermiamo che l'altro non ci ama. E invece forse ci ama in un modo tutto suo, che noi non conosciamo."
Author: Jan Philipp Sendker
30. "If history teaches us anything, it's that governments are always right, and they always do what's in the best interest of the people, even at the expense of their own political agenda. In every situation, the answer is always more government and more regulation. If there are six billion people in the world, then all six billion should work for the government. More, if we could. And there should be at least twice as many laws as there are people in the world. And with more laws means more lawyers, so it's a double benefit. It's a win-win for both the government and the citizens, which of course there won't be because in this utopian dream there are no citizens, there is only the government. The best part is the taxes will be super high, but they're paid in full by the printing presses of the Geodesic Dome Society. Full benefits, zero unemployment, no chance of being fired, and a world so efficient it would make Rube Goldberg look like Fred Taylor or Henry Ford."
Author: Jarod Kintz
31. "I teach in M.F.A. programs now, and I think that's a great way to become a novelist, but I mourn that Pete Dexter and Joan Didion's route is maybe less likely because there are fewer of those jobs. I always liken it to playing piano in some great dive jazz bar. You didn't pick the songs, you played what people asked for, but you got your chops."
Author: Jess Walter
32. "Lo que una persona diga de ti no define quién eres. Su opinión de ti no determina tu dignidad propia. Deja que eso te resbale como si fuera agua sobre el plumaje de un pato. Esa persona tiene todo el derecho a tener una opinión, y tú tienes todo el derecho a pasarla por alto."
Author: Joel Osteen
33. "Humans think they are free, conscious beings, when in truth they are deluded animals. At the same time they never cease trying to escape from what they imagine themselves to be. Their religions are attempts to be rid of a freedom they have never possessed. In the twentieth century, the utopias of Right and Left served the same function. Today, when politics is unconvincing even as entertainment, science has taken on the role of mankind's deliverer."
Author: John Nicholas Gray
34. "Democrats inhabit the low shores of Puget Sound, mostly on its eastern side, in a ragged trail of port-cities that stretches from Bellingham, close to the Canadian border, through Everett, Seattle, and Tacoma, to Olympia, the state capital, at the southern end of the sound."
Author: Jonathan Raban
35. "Entonces tendrás que leer de otra manera, Cómo, No sirve la misma forma para todos, cada uno inventa la suya, la suya propia, hay quien se pasa la vida entera leyendo sin conseguir nunca ir más allá de la lectura, se quedan pegados a la página, no entienden que las palabras son sólo piedras puestas atravesando la corriente de un río, si están allí es para que podamos llegar a la otra margen, la otra margen es lo que importa."
Author: José Saramago
36. "I really must tell you, I have never been a thespian.'Harriet waved this off like a gnat. 'That is what is so wonderful about my plays. Anyone can enjoy himself.'...'I am *not* playing a frog.' His eyes narrowed wickedly. 'Unless you [Anne] do, too.''There is only one frog in the play,' Harriet said blithely.'But isn't the title The Marsh of the Frogs?' he asked, even though he should have known better. 'Plural?' Good Lord, the entire conversation was making him dizzy.'That's the irony,' Harriet said, and Daniel managed to stop himself just before he asked her what she meant by that (because it fulfilled no definition of irony *he'd* ever heard)."
Author: Julia Quinn
37. "I took piano for many years. I kicked and screamed through all of my lessons, but my mom really insisted."
Author: Kristin Kreuk
38. "I became a so-called science fiction writer when someone decreed that I was a science fiction writer. I did not want to be classified as one, so I wondered in what way I'd offended that I would not get credit for being a serious writer. I decided that it was because I wrote about technology, and most fine American writers know nothing about technology. I got classified as a science fiction writer simply because I wrote about Schenectady, New York. My first book, Player Piano, was about Schenectady. There are huge factories in Schenectady and nothing else. I and my associates were engineers, physicists, chemists, and mathematicians. And when I wrote about the General Electric Company and Schenectady, it seemed a fantasy of the future to critics who had never seen the place."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
39. "It was the people, the interconnection, everyone relying on everyone else, the closeness. The villages are all dying now, small-town America is dying, and the only place where the same feeling exists now is here, in the city, millions of people all breathing the same air. This, here, now, is more utopia than utopia, more than your pretty little house out in the middle of the forest with only woodchucks for neighbors. Can't you see? All of we kids are here, almost all of the kids from Arcadia, are here in the city. We've gone urban because we're all looking for what we lost. This is the only place that approximates it. The closeness. The connection."
Author: Lauren Groff
40. "When I wrote 'The Giver,' it contained no so-called 'bad words.' It was set, after all, in a mythical, futuristic, and Utopian society. Not only was there no poverty, divorce, racism, sexism, pollution, or violence in the world of 'The Giver'; there was also careful attention paid to language: to its fluency, precision, and power."
Author: Lois Lowry
41. "My hands look terrible but I can do anything I want to do, so, you know, I just think I'm playing all around with more good taste and not dashing up and down the piano."
Author: Marian McPartland
42. "La historia antigua es algo terrible cuando es la propia, ¿verdad? No se puede cambiar. Ninguno de nosotros puede retroceder para hacer las cosas de otra manera. Sólo podemos avanzar y esperar que el pasado por lo menos nos haya enseñado algo de sabiduría para llevar con nosotros."
Author: Mary Balogh
43. "I taught Leah how to tell where we were in the Campo by using her sense of smell. The south side was glazed with the smell of slain fish and no amount of water or broom-work could ever eliminate the tincture of ammonia scenting that part of the piazza. The fish had written their names in those stones. But so had the young lambs and the coffee beans and torn arugula and the glistening tiers of citrus and the bread baking that produced a golden brown perfume from the great ovens. I whispered to Leah that a sense of smell was better than a yearbook for imprinting the delicate graffiti of time in the memory."
Author: Pat Conroy
44. "Ho capito che portavi guai non appena ti ho visto. Sei la figlia di Janine Hathaway.""Sono Rose Hathaway" lo corressi, visto che non gradivo di essere associata a mia madre."Piacere di conoscerti, Rose Hathaway." Mi allungò una mano inguantata che strinsi con esitazione. "Adrian Ivashkov.""E poi dici a me che porto guai" borbottai."
Author: Richelle Mead
45. "The Olympians were a reminder that there was always someone better than you, so you shouldn't get a big head."
Author: Rick Riordan
46. "I'm a dancer, so I do four hours of dance a week of ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary. I also play the piano and I just started learning the guitar."
Author: Ryan Newman
47. "Nauczmy sie widziec te piekna zaiste potwornosc, a nie zamazujmy jej starannie za psie pieniadze, w dodatku jakimis specjalnie fabrykowanymi w tym celu gowienkami, produktami naszych ZDUPIALYCH MOZGOW."
Author: Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz
48. "Quando hai cinque anni, e ti fai male, lo fai sapere a tutto il mondo. A dieci ti limiti a piagnucolare. Ora che arrivi a quindici hai già cominciato a mangiare le mele avvelenate che crescono sul tuo interiore albero del dolore. E' questa l'Edificazione secondo la filosofia occidentale.Cominci a ficcarti il pugno in bocca per soffocare le urla.Sanguini solo dentro."
Author: Stephen King
49. "I never really trained to be a musician, but I've been playing guitar since I was around, like, 13 years old. For me, the guitar has always been the instrument that I've played. I play a little piano. I taught myself everything by ear. I don't read music at all, which has not really been a hindrance."
Author: Steve Kazee
50. "Eso es lo que pasaba cuando estás poseído por el amor de una mujer. De repente parabas de huir del amor y comenzabas a romper todas tus propias reglas, poniéndote en ridículo."
Author: Tarryn Fisher

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