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1. "Lai saprastu savus vistuvakos cilvekus, man jasaprot pašam sevi. Jo kopš manas piedzimšanas briža es esmu paklauts tadu pašu speku iedarbibai ka vini. Es esmu paklauts laikam, un laiks ir paklauts man. Es esmu paklauts sabiedribai, un sabiedriba ir paklauta man. Ka rodas pasaules uzskats? Uz šo jautajumu man vel jaatbild sev pašam. Man vajag sagremot pašam sevi, pirms es drikstu kerties pie citiem."
Author: Alberts Bels
2. "Humans were so preoccupied with love. They were all desperate to form an attachment to one person they could refer to as their other half. It seemed from my reading of literature that being in love meant becoming the beloveds entire world. The rest of the universe paled into insignificance compared to the lovers. When they were separated, each fell into a melancholy state, and only when they were reunited did their hearts start beating again. Only when they were together could really see the colors of the world. When they were apart, that color leached away, leaving everything a hazy gray. I lay in bed, wondering about the intensity of this emotion that was so irrational and so irrefutably human. What if a persons face was so sacred to you it was permanently inscribed in your memory? What if their smell and touch were dearer to you than life itself?"
Author: Alexandra Adornetto
3. "A poem was a box for your soul. That was the point. It was the place where you could save bits of yourself, and shake out your darkest feelings, without worrying that people would think you were strange. While I was writing, I would forget myself and everyone else; poetry made me feel part of something noble and beautiful and bigger than me. [...] I slid them under the carpet as soon as they were done, all the images and rhymes wrestled into place. By the time I had copied them out, I found I had memorized every line. Then they would surprise me by surging through me, like songs I knew by heart."
Author: Andrea Ashworth
4. "It is also in the interests of the tyrant to make his subjects poor... the people are so occupied with their daily tasks that they have no time for plotting."
Author: Aristotle
5. "When we read, another person thinks for us: we merely repeat his mental process. It is the same as the pupil, in learning to write, following with his pen the lines that have been pencilled by the teacher. Accordingly, in reading, the work of thinking is, for the greater part, done for us. This is why we are consciously relieved when we turn to reading after being occupied with our own thoughts. But, in reading, our head is, however, really only the arena of some one else's thoughts. And so it happens that the person who reads a great deal—that is to say, almost the whole day, and recreates himself by spending the intervals in thoughtless diversion, gradually loses the ability to think for himself; just as a man who is always riding at last forgets how to walk. Such, however, is the case with many men of learning: they have read themselves stupid. For to read in every spare moment, and to read constantly, is more paralysing to the mind than constant manual work..."
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
6. "All we shared was a mattress, and a lie, and an addressBaby I don't need you, well baby I don't need youOnce occupied by a goddess, now it's a room full of boxesShe said, "it's time to leave you" but baby I don't need you! In a perfect world... her face would not existIn a perfect world... a broken heart is fixed"
Author: Billy Talent
7. "«C'era una volta una donna simile a una stella che ardeva incandescente nella vastità del cielo. Così come Venere appare al tramonto, lei splendeva di una luce tutta sua. Quando passeggiava, gli alberi ondeggiavano per l'amore che provavano per lei, e l'umile terra le accarezzava i piedi. Giacere accanto a lei significava sentire risuonare nelle tempie il pulsare delle maree che vengono attratte ad adorare la luna. Baciare le sue labbra significava assaporare l'eternità e nutrirsene. Chi può descrivere l'immensità della sua gloria?»"
Author: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
8. "Our hearts bear a similarity with storerooms. We hold in them our trampled convictions, our fears, suppressed acts of valor, disappointments, enmity, anguish, secrets, things we wish we should have done, things we wish we shouldn't have, regret.And continue piling them up with emotions, memories, conversations which did happen and conversations which didn't, soured relationships and bitter people all of which we should have discarded, we keep it within until there is no space left, until the room is full, occupied after which we go on to lock it. Once in a while we happen to open the room and sight the dust accumulated all over, we relive each moment, each memory and each emotion again and soon fall upon the realization as to how deeply the room is in need of cleaning and so we clean it.We clean it so that we can fill it once more, hold it, bear it, relish it, heal from it and then finally let it go."
Author: Chirag Tulsiani
9. "— ¿Qué? El hecho de que no puedo tenerte ahora mismo, no significa que estoy bien con que él te tenga.— Voy a fingir que no te referiste a mí como propiedad para poseer. — ¿No podemos poseernos el uno al otro?"
Author: Cora Carmack
10. "I could not forbear getting up to the top of a little mountain, and looking out to sea, in hopes of seeing a ship : then fancy that, at a vast distance, I spied a sail, please myself with the hopes of it, and, after looking steadily, till I was almost blind, lose it quite, and sit down and weep like a child, and thus increase my misery by my folly."
Author: Daniel Defoe
11. "D'inverno per vestirmi mi ci vuole il tempo di un cavaliere con l'armatura. Ogni parte del corpo esige la congruenza del tessuto protettore: i piedi sono esigenti riguardo alla lana dei calzini; il busto vuole la tripla protezione della canottiera, della camicia e del pullover. D'inverno vestirmi significa trovare l'equilibrio fra la temperatura interna e quella dei vari fuori: fuori dal letto, fuori dalla camera, fuori di casa... Devo essere immerso nel giusto calore originario; nulla di più sgradevole e di più disdicevole che aver troppo caldo d'inverno."
Author: Daniel Pennac
12. "Making a cartoon occupied usually about three full days, two spent in labour and one in removing the appearance of labour."
Author: David Low
13. "I'm kind of surprised that so many of those other books were almost exactly like mine. They even follow the form. There were some books that even copied the stamp. It shows so little imagination."
Author: Don Novello
14. "They play at gods,' said Piedar Dooly, and spat. 'French and English alike. Gods out of hell would you say, harrowing green land for their tennis courts and dressing lapdogs in treasure that would keep half Ireland in bread for a year. The heroes of Tara would have put them face to schisty face and used them for millstones."
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
15. "With a snarling face, fangs and blood red eyes, she had lunged at him and secured her mouth to his throat before he had even had time enough to scream. It had been the most terrifying moment of his life. Only two thoughts had occupied his mind; surviving to see Angela again, and the sensation of hearing his own heart beat fade away. Amelia had fed from him for what felt like hours, but that he knew couldn't have been very long, as Angela never came to see what had become of him. He lay in the dirt, with Amelia hunched over his limp body, with the sound of his own, failing breath in his ears and the bloodthirsty sound of someone sucking out his blood."
Author: Elaine White
16. "No creo que yo sea autista porque Dios pensara que mis padres necesitaban un desafío o que yo necesitara un desafío. Creo que es como si yo fuera un bebé y me cayera una piedra encima y me rompiera la pierna. La causa habrá sido un accidente. Dios no ha impedido el accidente, pero tampoco lo ha provocado."
Author: Elizabeth Moon
17. "She died--this was the way she died;And when her breath was done,Took up her simple wardrobeAnd started for the sun.Her little figure at the gateThe angels must have spied,Since I could never find herUpon the mortal side."
Author: Emily Dickinson
18. "Es probable que haya que tomar decisiones, y sorpresas te deparan. La vida nos lleva a lugares insospechados a veces. El futuro nunca está escrito en piedra, recuerda eso."
Author: Erin Morgenstern
19. "He saw her right after the seventh-period bell rang. She seemed dressed for the sole purpose of blending in with the lockers, but she stood out, anyway. It didn't matter that her wide blue eyes were narrowed or that her pretty mouth was twisted into a near snarl — she was blatantly beautiful. It was kind of sick the way Ed was preoccupied with beautiful girls these days.He felt a little sorry for her. (He was also preoccupied with finding ways of feeling sorry for people.) She was new and trying hard not to look it. She was confused and trying to look tough. It was endearing is what it was."
Author: Francine Pascal
20. "I live in my own place. I never copied anybody, not even half. And at any master who lacks the grace to laugh at himself, I laugh."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
21. "A southwest blow on ye and blister you all o'er!''The red plague rid you!''Toads, beetles, bats, light on you!''As wicked dew as e'er my mother brushed with raven's feather from unwholesome fen drop on you.''Strange stuff''Thou jesting monkey thou''Apes with foreheads villainous low''Pied ninny''Blind mole...' -The Caliban Curses"
Author: Gary D. Schmidt
22. "Keep me preoccupiedKeep me busy, busy, busySo I won't have to thinkI don't want to thinkBecause it only brings me painI just keep running away fromMy problemsKeep me busyGive me a million things to doSo I can keep running away from myself."
Author: Henry Rollins
23. "On two chairs beneath the bole of the tree and canopied by a living bough there sat, side by side, Celeborn and Galadriel. Very tall they were, and the Lady no less tall than the Lord; and they were grave and beautiful. They were clad wholly in white; and the hair of the Lady was of deep gold, and the hair of the Lord Celeborn was of silver long and bright; but no sign of age was upon them, unless it were in the depths of their eyes; for these were keen as lances in the starlight, and yet profound, the wells of deep memory."
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
24. "Sempre,sempre le strade vanno avanti,su rocce e sotto piante, a costeggiareantri che di ogni luce son mancanti,lungo ruscelli che non vanno al mare,sopra la neve che d'inverno cade,in mezzo ai fiori felici dell'estate,sopra la pietra e prati di rugiadesotto montagne di lune inondate.Sempre,sempre le strade vanno avantisotto le nubi e la volta stellata,ma i piedi incerti,nel cammino errantivolgono infine alla dimora amata.Gli occhi che han visto spade e fiamme ardentied in sale di pietra orrori ignoti,guardano infine i pascoli ridentie gli alberi ed i colli tanto noti"
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
25. "General Grant had no fixed plan of campaign beyond the general idea to avoid the strong defensive line occupied by General Lee behind Mine Run, and find a way to draw him out to open battle."
Author: James Longstreet
26. "I wanted to go into a bathroom stall to stall for time, but the bathroom was occupied by Germany in 1941, Russia in 1973, and now a gathering of Grandfather clocks."
Author: Jarod Kintz
27. "Toata ziua vezi o multime de oameni.Vorbesti cu ei,razi cu ei,ai chiar prieteni,iubesti cateodata,crezi sa te intelegi,ba si comuniezi si nu pot zice ca uneori nu reusesti s-o faci.Dar toate acestea nu te impiedica sa fii singura,ingrozitor de singura.Esti legata de solitudinea ta pentru todeauna,de todeauna.Sunt eu si numai eu si tot timpul gandesc,deci ma schimb tot timpul,deci nimeni nu ma poate cunoaste cu adevarat.Eu ma stiu,ma inteleg si nu ma stiu si nu ma inteleg decat pe mine,pe nimeni altul decat mine.Eu ma iubesc si ma dispretuiesc si uneori as vrea sa ma bat-atat de dezgustator de imperfecta ma simt."
Author: Jeni Acterian
28. "It was said in the old days that every year Thor made a circle around Middle-earth, beating back the enemies of order. Thor got older every year, and the circle occupied by gods and men grew smaller. The wisdom god, Woden, went out to the king of the trolls, got him in an armlock, and demanded to know of him how order might triumph over chaos."Give me your left eye," said the king of the trolls, "and I'll tell you." Without hesitation, Woden gave up his left eye. "Now tell me." The troll said, "The secret is, Watch with both eyes!"
Author: John Gardner
29. "The pejorative parigüayo, Watchers agree, is a corruption of the English neologism "party watcher." The word came into common usage during the First American Occupation of the DR, which ran from 1916-1924. (You didn't know we were occupied twice in the twentieth century? Don't worry, when you have kids they won't know the U.S. occupied Iraq either.)"
Author: Junot Díaz
30. "The ruggers followed me all the way to the cafeteria. I felt like the Pied Piper, except that the rats probably weren't offering to share protein-rich snacks with him."
Author: Justine Larbalestier
31. "At the moment I am occupied by an investigation with Kirchhoff which does not allow us to sleep. Kirchhoff has made a totally unexpected discovery, inasmuch as he has found out the cause for the dark lines in the solar spectrum and can produce these lines artificially intensified both in the solar spectrum and in the continuous spectrum of a flame, their position being identical with that of Fraunhofer's lines. Hence the path is opened for the determination of the chemical composition of the Sun and the fixed stars."
Author: Kirchhoff
32. "I get very antsy when I'm not occupied."
Author: Lawrence Wright
33. "We're so preoccupied with protecting children from disappointment and discomfort that we're inadvertently excusing them from growing up."
Author: LZ Granderson
34. "I kept the fingers of my left hand crossed all the time, while on my right-hand fingers I counted anything at all—steps to the refrigerator, seconds on the clock, words in a sentence—to keep my head occupied. The counting felt like something to hang on to, as if finding the right numbers might somehow crack the code on whatever system ran the slippery universe we were moving through."
Author: Mary Karr
35. "He could feel himself gliding down like the sail of a weightless craft, forever plunging into the great beyond below where mermaids sing and summon their lovers home, further down into the depths of some complacent serenity, further down where thoughts float away and never return and the lightness is so grand that there is no other worldly place imaginable, for there is no world left to beconsidered. There is only the soul, free from the prison of the body, and it is released to travelanother millennium through time, carrying with it the progress and industry gathered from themind previously occupied."
Author: Matthew Chase Stroud
36. "And there is no question that we are preoccupied by dying. But why? It is because when we die, we leave behind not only the world but also death. That is the paradox of the last hour. Death works with us in the world; it is a power that humanizes nature, that raises existence to being, and it is within each one of us as our most human quality; it is death only in the world - man only knows death because he is man, and he is only man because he is death in the process of becoming. But to die is to shatter the world; it is the loss of person, the annihilation of the being; and so it is also the loss of death, the loss of what in it and for me made it death. As long as I live, I am a mortal man, but when I die, by ceasing to be man I also cease to be mortal, I am no longer capable of dying, and my impending death horrifies me because I see it as it is: no longer death, but the impossibility of dying."
Author: Maurice Blanchot
37. "I studied Finn the way another boy might have studied history, determined to memorize his vocabulary, his movements, his clothes, what he said, what he did, what he thought. What ideas circulated in his head when he looked distracted? What did he dream about?But most of all what I wanted was to see myself through his eyes, to define myself in relation to him, to sift out what was interesting in me (what he must have liked, however insignificant) and distill it into a purer, bolder, more compelling version of myself.The truth is, for that brief period of my life I failed to exist if Finn wasn't looking at me. And so I copied him, strove to exist the way he existed: to stretch, languid and graceful when tired, to move swiftly and with determination when not, to speak rarely and with force, to smile in a way that rewarded the world."
Author: Meg Rosoff
38. "The troops were occasionally occupied in pursuing scattered bands going north or south, and on three occasions the large camp of Sitting Bull ventured south of the Canadian border, and important expeditions were sent against them."
Author: Nelson A. Miles
39. "Nuestros trabajos en piedra, en pintura, en impreso están a salvo -algunas de ellas por unas pocas décadas, o uno o dos milenios- pero finalmente todo deberá caer en la guerra o desaparecer en la final y universal ceniza."
Author: Orson Welles
40. "It was just one push/pull in our twenty-three years on the push/pull continuum. When my own was airless and warm, I would reach out, pat, find that unoccupied part, the cool part of his pillow."
Author: Rodney Ross
41. "A confronto del più insignificante essere umano che posi effettivamente il piede sulla faccia della terra e vi proietti la sua ombra", avrebbe affermato Hardy, "anche la più sagace caratterizzazione in un romanzo non è che un mucchio d'ossa." Io lo capivo perchè era così che mi sentivo in quegli interminabili giorni di deriva: un mucchio d'ossa."
Author: Stephen King
42. "I often find that a novel, even a well-written and compelling novel, can become a blur to me soon after I've finished reading it. I recollect perfectly the feeling of reading it, the mood I occupied, but I am less sure about the narrative details. It is almost as if the book were, as Wittgenstein said of his propositions, a ladder to be climbed and then discarded after it has served its purpose."
Author: Sven Birkerts
43. "Ah? A small aversion to menial labor?" The doctor cocked an eyebrow. "Understandable, but misplaced. One should treasure those hum-drum tasks that keep the body occupied but leave the mind and heart unfettered."
Author: Tad Williams
44. "..mes viens otram nepiederam- vinš dzivo savu dzivi, es- savu. Negribu nevienu pieradinat , iekams neesmu sameklejusi sev istas majas. Pagaidam vel nezinu, kur tas ir. Bet es zinu, ka es tajas gribetu justies."
Author: Truman Capote
45. "Un día la adornarán de piedras preciosas y se casará con un joven turco, al que sólo habrá visto de lejos, al través de una celosía, y con el que cruzará la palabra por vez primera en el momento de ser su esposa. La llevarán a una casa nueva, en la que vivirá como única señora si su marido no ama las costumbres antiguas, o en la que se confundirá con otras, iguales a ella en derechos, distintas a ella en alma, como si fuese de otro planeta. Su madre se extrañará de sus lágrimas y melancolías. Así vivió ella, así vivieron sus abuelas y todas las honradas damas temerosas de Dios. Pero la madre era feliz, abroquelada en su santa ignorancia: no la habían hecho morder el fruto embriagador de la cultura occidental... Y la infeliz reclusa de las tradiciones de su pueblo, asustada ante el porvenir, y mientras llega el momento del matrimonio, se consuela con la lectura, y devora las novelas francesas que llenan los escaparates de las librerías de la gran calle de Pera."
Author: Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
46. "Books have survived television, radio, talking pictures, circulars (early magazines), dailies (early newspapers), Punch and Judy shows, and Shakespeare's plays. They have survived World War II, the Hundred Years' War, the Black Death, and the fall of the Roman Empire. They even survived the Dark Ages, when almost no one could read and each book had to be copied by hand. They aren't going to be killed off by the Internet."
Author: Vicki Myron
47. "Quando a madrugada entrou eu estendi o meu peito nu sobre o teu peitoEstavas trêmula e teu rosto pálido e tuas mãos friasE a angústia do regresso morava já nos teus olhos.Tive piedade do teu destino que era morrer no meu destinoQuis afastar por um segundo de ti o fardo da carneQuis beijar-te num vago carinho agradecido.Mas quando meus lábios tocaram teus lábiosEu compreendi que a morte já estava no teu corpoE que era preciso fugir para não perder o único instanteEm que foste realmente a ausência de sofrimentoEm que realmente foste a serenidade."
Author: Vinicius De Moraes
48. "Somewhere, everywhere, now hidden, now apparent in what ever is written down, is the form of a human being. If we seek to know him, are we idly occupied"
Author: Virginia Woolf
49. "Egli la contemplò; tremò; ebbe caldo; ebbe freddo; anelò di lanciarsi tra il soffio ardente dell'estate; di premere il piede su delle ghiande; di allacciare con le braccia tronchi di faggi e di querce."
Author: Virginia Woolf
50. "I recall one particular sunset. It lent an ember to my bicycle hell. Overhead, above the black music of telegraph wires, a number of long, dark-violet clouds lined with flamingo pink hung motionless in a fan-shaped arrangement; the whole thing was like some prodigious ovation in terms of color and form! It was dying, however, and everything else was darkening, too; but just above the horizon, in a lucid, turquoise space, beneath a black stratus, the eye found a vista that only a fool could mistake for the square parts of this or any other sunset. It occupied a very small sector of the enormous sky and had the peculiar neatness of something seen through the wrong end of a telescope. There it lay in wait, a brilliant convolutions, anachronistic in their creaminess and extremely remote; remote but perfect in every detail; fantastically reduced but faultlessly shaped; my marvelous tomorrow ready to be delivered to me."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov

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