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1. "American circumstances and Chiese character. How could I know these two things do not mix?I taught her how American circumstances work. If you are born poor here, it's no lasting shame. You are first in line for a scholarship. If the roof crashes on your head, no need to cry over this bad luck. You can sue anybody, make the landlord fix it. You do not have to sit like a Buddha under a tree letting pigeons drop their dirty business on your head. You can buy an umbrella. Or go inside a Catholic church. In America, nobody says you have to keep the circumstances somebody else gives you. She learned thse things, but I couldn't teach her Chinses character. How to obey parents and listen to your mother's mind. How not to show your own thoughts, to put your feelings behind your face so you can take advantage of hidden opportunities. Why easy things are not worth pursuing. How to know your own worth and polish it, never flashing it around like a cheap ring. Why Chinese thinking is best."
Author: Amy Tan
2. "Being a peacock is not the only way to hide yourself, Frida. A pigeon can hide.--Lacuna"
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
3. "Hip," I murmur, remembering last night, how I lost it completely in a stall at Nell's---my mouth foaming, all I could think about were insects, lots of insects, and running at pigeons, foaming at the mouth and running at pigeons."
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
4. "Once they get their hooks into you, you're a dead pigeon."
Author: Bud Abbott
5. "A large proportion of mankind, like pigeons and partridges, on reaching maturity, having passed through a period of playfulness or promiscuity, establish what they hope and expect will be a permanent and fertile mating relationship. This we call marriage."
Author: C. D. Darlington
6. "I'm envious of the pigeon. It doesn't have a care in the world beyond eating, sleeping, and defecating on park statues. That's the life."
Author: C.J. Roberts
7. "I'll wire the International Federation of American Homing Pigeon Fanciers and give them the number stamped on the bird's leg ring."
Author: Carolyn Keene
8. "Manfred used to be a flock of pigeons -- literally, his exocortex dispersed among a passel of bird brains, pecking at brightly colored facts, shitting semidigested conclusions. Being human again feels inexplicably odd. (331)"
Author: Charles Stross
9. "Golden head by golden head,Like two pigeons in one nestFolded in each other's wings,They lay down in their curtained bed:Like two blossoms on one stem,Like two flakes of new-fall'n snow,Like two wands of ivoryTipped with gold for awful kings.Moon and stars gazed in at them,Wind sang to them lullaby,Lumbering owls forbore to fly,Not a bat flapped to and froRound their rest:Cheek to cheek and breast to breastLocked together in one nest."
Author: Christina Rossetti
10. "You have to accept the fact that sometimes you are the pigeon, and sometimes you are the statue."
Author: Claude Chabrol
11. "We want to pigeonhole things and people, but it is absurd to regard me just as a furry wig-and-britches actor."
Author: Dominic Cooper
12. "Is that Rococo, Pascal?" Chrissie said as she stood by the missus's desk, peering into the nests of pigeonholes and cubbies. "Oh, don't touch there or you'll be shot," Pascal said, because it was where the missus kept her souvenirs, love letters from men before him, locks of hair, dried shamrock, and the words of songs that she rehearsed for her parties. Her family was musical,"
Author: Edna O'Brien
13. "Duke to Michel: I'm fairly certain that even ifyou'd struggle in a quiz against a pigeon, you are capable enough of opening doors."
Author: Elias Zapple
14. "So you went back to your friend's next donkament two weeks later, and this time you just laughed right along when they gave you that framed picture of the poker hands. And when they called you ‘pigeon,' ‘fish,' and ‘muppet,' you just smiled and batted your eyes and said stupid things like ‘Does a straight beat a crooked?' And while everyone else was throwing a party, you just sat there acting like a tourist with your kill stack until you were in the money. Those poor dills…they didn't know what hit ‘em, did they?"
Author: Elle Lothlorien
15. "I like to make Arroz con Gandules, rice with pigeon peas. My husband loves it. It's a Puerto Rican dish my mother taught me."
Author: Essence Atkins
16. "Speak to me, wood pigeon. I need your voice."
Author: Eva Figes
17. "I need scarcely say that when I am off duty or on vacation I have little inclination to laugh: the cowhand is glad when he can forget the cow, the bricklayer when he can forget the mortar, and carpenters usually have doors at home which don't work or drawers which are hard to open. Confectioners like sour pickles, butchers like marzipan, and the baker prefers sausage to bread; bullfighters raise pigeons for a hobby, boxers turn pale when their children have nosebleeds: I find all this quite natural, for I never laugh off duty. I am a very solemn person, and people consider me - perhaps rightly so - a pessimist.("The Laugher")"
Author: Heinrich Böll
18. "Few and fewer pigeons visit us every year. Our forests furnish no mast for them. So, it would seem, few and fewer thoughts visit each growing man from year to year, for the grove in our minds is laid waste--sold to feed unnecessary fires of ambition, or sent to mill--and there is scarcely a twig left for them to perch on."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
19. "The sun is setting fast. The colors die. They shift from purple to dried blood, from nacre to bister, from cool dead grays to pigeon shit."
Author: Henry Miller
20. "Both the fanatical believers and the fixed attitude people are loud in their scorn of what they call "woolly minds."… [But it] is the woolly mind that combines scepticism about everything with credulity about everything. Being woolly it has no hard edges. It is easy, pliant, yet it has its own toughness. Because it bends, it does not break. … The woolly mind realizes that we live in an unimaginable gigantic, complicated, mysterious universe. To try to stuff the vast bewildering creation into a few neat pigeon-holes is absurd. We don't know enough, and to pretend we do is mere intellectual conceit. … The best we can do is keep looking out for clues, for anything that will light us a step or two in the dark."
Author: J.B. Priestley
21. "Does kittykat know there's a pigeon on the clothes closet?"
Author: Jack Kerouac
22. "He held the door shut with his hand. "I'll stop fighting the second I graduate. I won't drink a single drop again. I'll give you the happy ever after, Pigeon. If you just believe in me, can do it.""I don't want you to change.""Then tell me what to do. Tell me and I'll do it," he pleaded."
Author: Jamie McGuire
23. "They don't want me. They're curious why you want me. And anyway, I feel sorry for anyone that thinks they have a chance. I am hopelessly and completely in love with you."A pained look shadowed his face. "You know why I want you? I didn't know I was lost until you found me. I didn't know what alone was until the first night I spent without you in my bed. You're the one thing I've got right. You're what I've been waiting for, Pigeon."
Author: Jamie McGuire
24. "Pigeon," he said, panting, "it doesn't have to be tonight. I'll wait until you're ready."
Author: Jamie McGuire
25. "Abs? What are you, a workout video?" he sneered. "Pigeon?" I said with the same amount of disdain. "An annoying bird that craps all over the sidewalk?""You like Pigeon," he said defensively. "It's a dove, an attractive girl, a winning card in poker, take your pick. You're my Pigeon."
Author: Jamie McGuire
26. "I'm not sure what I ever did without you,but I don't ever want to find out. You're everything I've ever wanted, Pigeon."
Author: Jamie McGuire
27. "You're important to me, you know," I said, squeezing him."I don't understand you, Pigeon. I thought I knew women, but you're so fucking confusing I don't know which way is up.""I don't understand you, either. You're supposed to be Eastern's ladies' man. I'm not getting the full freshmen experience they promised in the brochure," I teased."Well, that's a first. I've never had a girl sleep with me to get me to leave her alone," he said, keeping his back to me."
Author: Jamie McGuire
28. "Night, Pidge," he whispered, turning over.I fidgeted, not yet ready to sleep. "Trav?" I said, leaning up to rest my chin on his shoulder."Yeah?""I know I'm drunk, and we just got into a ginormous fight over this, but….""I'm not having sex with you, so quit asking," he said, his back still turned to me."What? No!" I cried.Travis laughed and turned, looking at me with a soft expression. "What, Pigeon?"
Author: Jamie McGuire
29. "I'll stop fighting the second I graduate. I won't drink a single drop again. I'll give you the happy ever after, Pigeon. If you just believe in me, I can do it."
Author: Jamie McGuire
30. "I am thinking of a certain September: Wood pigeon Red Admiral Yellow Harvest Orange Night. You said, ‘I love you.' Why is it that the most unoriginal thing we can say to one another is still the thing we long to hear?"
Author: Jeanette Winterson
31. "I think that I've been pigeon-holed by virtue of the fact that I've spent so much time in front of a green screen."
Author: Jonathan Frakes
32. "Only feel wronged when we realize something has been stolen from us. We can't miss the million-strong flocks of passenger pigeons that once blackened our skies. We don't really miss the herds of bison that grazed in meadows where our suburbs stand. And few think of dark forests lit up with the bright green eyes of its mammalian lords. Soon, the glaciers will go with the clear skies and clean waters and all the feelings they once stirred. It's the greatest heist of mankind, our inheritance being stolen like this. But how can we care or fight back when we don't even know what has been or is being taken from us?"
Author: Ken Ilgunas
33. "'Pigeonholed' isn't the right word, because I feel like I've had a very wide range of characters that I've been allowed to play."
Author: Lance Reddick
34. "Harry - "No plovers no pigeons no snipe. No oysters mussels clams or whole lobsters. No artichokes no savories no cheese." He paused for breath then went on "Nothing too rich nothing too highly seasoned. And never more than one glass of wine. Did I miss any no-noes " Emma - She sighed. "When it comes to my work I do wish you would be serious."Harry - "I am serious " he assured her. "After reading this I understand why women have such tiny waists and go about fainting all the time. I thought it was corsets but no. You're all hungry ."
Author: Laura Lee Guhrke
35. "I never pigeonhole myself into any religion, but I feel it has found me. I am trying to make sense of it... the essence of the Mathangi concept."
Author: M.I.A.
36. "...the cooing of pigeons, nesting in the wall outside; shimmering and unexpected like a first hyacinth gently tearing open its nutritious heart to release its flower of sound, mauve and satin-soft, letting into my still dark and shuttered bedroom as through an opened window the warmth, the brightness, the fatigue of a first fine day."
Author: Marcel Proust
37. "I get really nervous if pigeons are flying around before shows. I can't stand them after one once flew in through my bathroom window and went for me while I was having a wee. That was enough. I think pigeons target me."
Author: Niall Horan
38. "I assumed it was someone trying to sell me something. They're always calling to sell. Once they said if I sent in a check for $99 I'd be pre-approved for a credit card, and I said, Right, sure, and if I step under a pigeon I'm preapproved for a load of shit"
Author: Nicole Krauss
39. "I have complete freedom, and there's no way to get pigeonholed or bored. What could be better than that?"
Author: Richard Marx
40. "Always be fearless. Walk like lion, talk like pigeons, live like elephants and love like an infant child."
Author: Santosh Kalwar
41. "This table is a pigeon trap. A dozen different forks and knives and spoons. Four different goblets. All of them just waiting to be knocked over or misapplied and mishandled. It's a wonder anyone is ever tempted to eat."
Author: Siri Mitchell
42. "People pigeonhole me - I'm known for raising more money than any man alive."
Author: Terry McAuliffe
43. "I am not depressed; my life is just shit. As a consequence of my not being depressed, I am not like them. You need to know this from the very off. You need to know I, Arch Fry, will not allow myself to be neatly pigeonholed, erroneously labelled or closed off in some tidy little box - one to be shelved away and conveniently forgotten about. No, I am not depressed: NOT. DEPRESSED.You see, I'm just not stuck in some deep unassailable chasm like all the rest, like all these other poor fuckers who've so readily accepted that noose of a word."
Author: Tom Conrad
44. "Surplus matter. I'd forgotten all about that phrase, those classes -- even before the accident, I mean. After the accident I forgot everything. It was as though my memories were pigeons and the accident a big noise that had scared them off. They fluttered back eventually -- but when they did, their hierarchy had changed, and some that had had crappy places before ended up with better ones; I remembered them more clearly; they seemed more important."
Author: Tom McCarthy
45. "I don't mind being a symbol but I don't want to become a monument. There are monuments all over the Parliament Buildings and I've seen what the pigeons do to them."
Author: Tommy Douglas
46. "To whom can I expose the urgency of my own passion?…There is nobody—here among these grey arches, and moaning pigeons, and cheerful games and tradition and emulation, all so skilfully organised to prevent feeling alone."
Author: Virginia Woolf
47. "A Robin Redbreast in a CagePuts all Heaven in a Rage.A dove house fill'd with doves and pigeonsShudders Hell thro' all its regions.A Dog starv'd at his Master's GatePredicts the ruin of the State.A Horse misus'd upon the RoadCalls to Heaven for Human blood.Each outcry of the hunted HareA fiber from the Brain does tear."
Author: William Blake
48. "The pigeon here is a beautiful bird, of a delicate bronze colour, tinged with pink about the neck, and the wings marked with green and purple."
Author: William John Wills
49. "Here comes Monseiur Le Beau.Rosalind: With his mouth full of news.Celia: Which he will put on us, as pigeons feed their young.Rosalind: Then shall we be news-crammed.Celia: All the better; we shall be the more marketable."
Author: William Shakespeare
50. "Even after she was gone, he passed her place each day: something white in a high window - not a face,but the white belly of a pigeon beating its wingsagainst the pane in the boarded-up house."
Author: Zoë Brigley

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