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1. "I speak to maps. And sometimes they something back to me. This is not as strange as it sounds, nor is it an unheard of thing. Before maps, the world was limitless. It was maps that gave it shape and made it seem like territory, like something that could be possessed, not just laid waste and plundered. Maps made places on the edges of the imagination seem graspable and placable."
Author: Abdulrazak Gurnah
2. "At what point, then, should one resist? When one's belt is taken away? When one is ordered to face into a corner? When one crosses the threshold of one's home? An arrest consists of a series of incidental irrelevancies, of a multitude of things that do not matter, and there seems no point in arguing about one of them individually...and yet all these incidental irrelevancies taken together implacably constitute the arrest."
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
3. "They have perfected the art of giving us just enough freedom; just enough that when we are ready to snap, a little bone is offered and we roll over, belly up, comfortable and placated like a dog."
Author: Ally Condie
4. "He's MINE", I howled. "Mine! And I'm his! You knew this when you slunk into our bed. I told you at the beginning, and I thought you understood, well, you understand now, don't you?"He had the nerve to extend a placating hand to me, and I wished so violently for a weapon, I were not surprised to hear the clatter of a knife falling out of the cupboard.I turned my head to the side and spat instead. "I told you 'no', dammit. I told you I'd follow him to the ends of the fucking earth, and I will, and you thought that if you took him, you'd take the way I felt. Well, you can't! Hammer and me - we're twined together, like rose bushes or wrought iron, and you can't untangle us, and if you did, you'd have to break us! Don't you see what you've done? You tried to break Hammer! He's mine! My whole life, the only thing I ever wanted were him, and you tried to break him! And why? So you could have me? You don't care for me!"
Author: Amy Lane
5. "Lillian did not know then that the one who believes he can pay this early debt meets a bottomless well. Because the first denial has set off a fatality of revenge which no amount of giving can placate."
Author: Anaïs Nin
6. "I should be proud to have my memory graced, but only if the monument be placed... here, where I endured three hundred hours in line before the implacable iron bars."
Author: Anna Akhmatova
7. "Life cannot be lived without irritations and angers; fights and placation-A cycle of Karma, wheels of succor."
Author: Aporva Kala
8. "Nearly always, so as to live at peace with ourselves, we disguise our own impotence and weakness as calculation and policy; it is our way of placating that half of our being which is in a sense a spectator of the other."
Author: Benjamin Constant
9. "Isn't that wonderful? When we drove through several of the places we lived - Grand Rapids, Washington - they all had those placards. That they stood by the street and had in their hands placards that said 'Gerald Our Ford'. That meant so much to us as we were driving into Washington."
Author: Betty Ford
10. "When you sit in a chair, you are not actually sitting there, but levitating above it at a height of one angstrom (a hundred millionth of a centimetre), your electrons and its electrons implacably opposed to any closer intimacy."
Author: Bill Bryson
11. "I cannot be a placard waver for every campaign; that's why I have mostly kept quiet about gay marriage."
Author: Clare Balding
12. "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
13. "So, let me get this straight-- You want me to stop being a lesbian and being attracted to women because it is a 'sin'? Last time I checked, when you lie you are sinning. Sure, I could tell you I am no longer a lesbian or that I am no longer attracted to women and am straight, or I could even tell you the moon is made of cheese. I could tell you many things, but the moon will still not be made of cheese, and I will still not be attracted to men. I could tell you a lie in order to placate you, but isn't the truth supposed to set me free? I choose truth over lies any day of the week."
Author: Cristina Marrero
14. "¿Estás enamorada de él?—¿De quién? —pregunté, perdida en el ardor del éxtasis que se acumulaba entremis piernas.—Del tío del psiquiátrico.—¿De Donovan? —pregunté sin aliento.—Si lo estás, tienes que alejarme de ti. —Enterró los dedos en mi cabello y me echóla cabeza hacia atrás, sobre su hombro, con una determinación implacable—. Tendrás quehacerlo. Todavía soy lo bastante fuerte para dejarte. —Gimió cuando deslicé la mano sobresu erección una vez más. Me sujetó la muñeca y volvió a mirarme a los ojos con unaexpresión de advertencia—. No yaceré contigo si amas a otro."
Author: Darynda Jones
15. "What do we measure when we measure time? The gloomy answer from Hawking, one of our most implacably cheerful scientists, is that we measure entropy. We measure changes and those changes are all for the worse. We measure increasing disorder. Life is hard, says science, and constancy is the greatest of miracles."
Author: David Quammen
16. "Svaka škola se placa, a narocito vecernja. U višoj životnoj, koju sam apsolvirao, školarina je ponekad bivala astronomska.I, što je najgore, još uvek ne znam da li je vredelo..."
Author: Ðorde Balaševic
17. "Tomemos um exemplo: o eleitor que não quer votar com o Governo. Ei-lo, aí, junto da urna da oposição, com o seu voto hostil na mão, inchado do seu direito. Se, para o obrigar a votar com o Governo o empurrarem às coronhadas e às cacetadas, o homem volta-se, puxa de uma pistola – e aí temos a guerra civil. Para que esta brutalidade obsoleta? Não o espanquem, mas, pelo contrário, acompanhem-no ao café ou à taberna, conforme estejamos no campo ou na cidade, paguem-lhe bebidas generosamente, perguntem-lhe pelos pequerruchos, metamlhe uma placa de cinco tos-tões na mão e levem-no pelo braço, de cigarro na boca, trauteando o Hino, até junto da urna do Governo, vaso do Poder, taça da Felicidade! Tal é a tradição humana, doce, civilizada, hábil, que faz com que se possa tiranizar um País, com o aplauso do cidadão e em nome da Liberdade."
Author: Eça De Queirós
18. "Mon efficacité dans le combat concret et le corps à corps brutal apparaît ridicule en comparaison de celle d'Edo. Certes. Mais moi, je sais creuser des gouffres de peines chez l'être le plus insensible. Je parviens à faire naître le désir cruel, l'envie aliénante, la frustration implacable. J'obsède, j'énerve, je tends et j'agace. Je fascine, j'excite, je détruis et rends dément. Je suis le roi de l'artifice. Je fais exploser dans le ciel de ma victime des comètes hallucinatoires, des soleils délirants et des éclairs de folie avant de laisser tomber sur ses jours une nuit noire épaisse et dense, qui ne précède aucune aurore prometteuse. Et si je suis vraiment d'humeur fouillis-souillonne comme maintenant, je peux en tirer un plaisir indécent quasi onaniste. Que l'on se rassure : je ne vais pas casser le jouet de mes petits camarades. Juste m'amuser un peu avec..."
Author: Eli Esseriam
19. "We are here in a wood of little beeches: And the leaves are like black lace Against a sky of nacre. One bough of clear promise Across the moon. It is in this wise that God speaketh unto me. He layeth hands of healing upon my flesh, Stilling it in an eternal peace, Until my soul reaches out myriad and infinite hands Toward him, And is eased of its hunger. And I know that this passes: This implacable fury and torment of men, As a thing insensate and vain: And the stillness hath said unto me, Over the tumult of sounds and shaken flame, Out of the terrible beauty of wrath, I alone am eternal. One bough of clear promise Across the moon"
Author: Frederic Manning
20. "Note, please, that I condemn only junk science (as does Mr Delingpole): this is in fact a measure of my, and his, regard for good science. Junk bonds do not, by their existence, condemn the existence of markets; crony capitalism – which is indissolubly tied to the ‘Green' movement and its loudest advocates, who are bought and paid for by cronyism – does not condemn capitalism; junk science does not invalidate science as a discipline. Indeed, the greatest and most implacable enemies of junk bonds are and by rights ought to be traders; of crony capitalism, capitalists; and of junk science, those who hold true science in its just regard."
Author: G.M.W. Wemyss
21. "His sister liked to think of herself as Lord Tywin with teats, but she was wrong. Their father had been as relentless and implacable as a glacier, where Cercei was all wildfire, especially when thwarted."
Author: George R.R. Martin
22. "Jennings saw this and held the gun up with his fingers splayed placatingly as if to show her that he wasn't planning on using it. Not yet, anyway. "I don't want to hurt you again, Lily," he told her. "So just make sure you don't do anything stupid, and I won't." At that moment, he reminded her of John Cusack in Grosse Pointe Blank. He acted like he was making a reasonable request. As if there was justification for shooting someone thirty times."
Author: Heather Killough Walden
23. "The train station—busy, swarming with people, luggage, porters, taxi drivers and limousine chauffeurs—a giant honeycomb, with worker bees flying in and out, carrying the trash, which covers the entire floor, in and out of the building. Only the honey has been consumed by the selected few, and nothing but the mucus remains. The line—a monstrous larva—the line stretches from the information window and extends almost out of the door. A human worm—hundreds of legs and hands, twisting and breathing disease. What was I thinking? This is just a city like any other, a city with its inhabitants, always busy, from the morning until the nighttime, always itching for a fight, always ready to chew me up and spit me out. A stripped and ragged bone, tossed aside when I can no longer feed its hungry belly. The belly of a beast—a human beast—merciless, yet placatory on the surface. I light a cigarette, spit on the floor, and walk towards the daylight."
Author: Henry Martin
24. "Il existe je ne sais quoi de grand et d'épouvantable dans le suicide. Les chutes d'une multitude de gens sont sans danger, comme celles des enfants qui tombent de trop bas pour se blesser; mais quand un grand homme se brise, il doit venir de bien haut, s'être élevé jusqu'aux cieux, avoir entrevu quelque paradis inaccessible. Implacables doivent être les ouragans qui le forcent à demander la paix de l'âme à la bouche d'un pistolet… Chaque suicide est un poème sublime de mélancolie."
Author: Honoré De Balzac
25. "By degrees, he joins that sorry legion of passive men who abandon their children in order to placate their second wives."
Author: Ian McEwan
26. "El mundo es violento y predatorio, regido por la ley implacable de los más fuertes. La selección de la especie no ha servido para que florezca la inteligencia o evolucione el espíritu. A la primera oportunidad nos destrozamos unos a otros como ratas prisioneras en una caja demasiado estrecha."
Author: Isabel Allende
27. "Mientras estaba en la cama no podía dejar de pensar en él; lo estaba reconociendo, lo deseaba, realmente lo deseaba tanto como nunca antes jamás había deseado a alguien. Era el hombre más bello que existía sobre la tierra, demasiado hermoso que parecía imposible. Sus ojos, eran del color del más bello azul y su mirada tan cautivante como ver una laguna en calma, la que a la vez, tenía la fuerza penetrante de la pasión como el océano en tormenta. Su voz, como un implacable huracán y a la vez suave y refrescante como una brisa fría en el cálido desierto. Su cara y su cuerpo eran perfectos, más que cualquier estatua de mármol esculpida. Era la ambrosía y la fruta prohibida, simple y sencillamente el ejemplar masculino más hermoso del planeta."
Author: Itxa Bustillo
28. "Democracy is a con game. It's a word invented to placate people to make them accept a given institution. All institutions sing, ‘We are free.' The minute you hear ‘freedom' and ‘democracy', watch out… because in a truly free nation, no one has to tell you you're free."
Author: Jacque Fresco
29. "Let us being again. To take some examples: why should "literature" still designate that which already breaks away from literature—away from what has always been conceived and signified under that name—or that which, not merely escaping literature, implacably destroys it? (Posed in these terms, the question would already be caught in the assurance of a certain fore-knowledge: can "what has always been conceived and signified under that name" be considered fundamentally homogeneous, univocal, or nonconflictual?) To take other examples: what historical and strategic function should henceforth be assigned to the quotation marks, whether visible or invisible, which transform this into a "book," or which still make the deconstruction of philosophy into a "philosophical discourse"?"
Author: Jacques Derrida
30. "I didn't mean it to sound so challenging, but I needed to try to reassure my friend. Gritting my teeth, I tried to think of some way to placate Gideon. It was as if I was standing in quicksand, the earth slipping away from my feet the more I spoke. A smart man would keep his mouth shut. I wasn't always a smart man."
Author: Jocelynn Drake
31. "The idea of painless, nonthreatening coercion is an illusion. Fear is the inseparable companion of coercion, and its inescapable consequence. If you think it your duty to make children do what you want, whether they will or not, then it follows inexorably that you must make them afraid of what will happen to them if they don't do what you want. You can do this in the old-fashioned way, openly and avowedly, with the threat of harsh words, infringement of liberty, or physical punishment. Or you can do it in the modern way, subtly, smoothly, quietly, by withholding the acceptance and approval which you and others have trained the children to depend on; or by making them feel that some retribution awaits them in the future, too vague to imagine but too implacable to escape."
Author: John Holt
32. "People who are hungry don't have the heart to think about others. Sometimes they can't even care for their own family. Hunger quashes man's will to help his fellow man. I've seen fathers steal food from their own children's lunchboxes. As they scarf down the corn they have only one overpowering desire: to placate, if even for just one moment, that feeling of insufferable need."
Author: Kang Chol Hwan
33. "And when pain bites, men bargain. Boys too. We twist and turn, we plead and beg, we offer our tormentors what he wants so that the hurting will stop. And when there is no torturer to placate, no hooded man with hot irons and tongs, just a burn you can't escape, we bargain with God, or ourselves, depending on the size of our egos."
Author: Mark Lawrence
34. "Often we lose our identity trying to please or placate others."
Author: Mary Manin Morrissey
35. "Analiza la cuestión, ¿cómo pretendes que sea un ser agradable si soy un monstruo, o que sea generoso con los demás, si se muestran implacables conmigo? Si tú me arrojases a uno de esos barrancos helados, o me destrozaras con tus manos, ¿verdad que no lo considerarías un crimen? Y yo me pregunto, ¿por qué debo de respectar al que me desprecia? Haz que el hombre, en vez de odiarme, me acepte y me enseñe sus bondades, y serás testigo de todas las cosas buenas que soy capaz de hacer por vosotros."
Author: Mary Shelley
36. "He is many things - dangerous and devious, cunning and deadly, a good friend and an implacable enemy - but he comes from an age when a man's word was indeed precious."
Author: Michael Scott
37. "O homem veio das cavernas primitivas e no fundo de seu cérebro foi construindo mitos que o ajudavam a entender as forças da natureza; uma natureza violenta, que o batia com suas tempestades, seus raios; com os vulcões, as neves e o frio doloroso; com a fome, a sede, as feras bravias que o impediam de dormir em paz. Mas, principalmente, o assediava com a doença, um acontecimentos incompreensível, que rompia todo o senso, toda a vida. Daí surgiram os deuses, a magia, a necessidade de se aplacar com a fé as forças do desconhecido."
Author: Murilo Carvalho
38. "The beauty myth of the present is more insidious than any mystique of femininity yet: A century ago, Nora slammed the door of the doll's house; a generation ago, women turned their backs on the consumer heaven of the isolated multiapplianced home; but where women are trapped today, there is no door to slam. The contemporary ravages of the beauty backlash are destroying women physically and depleting us psychologically. If we are to free ourselves from the dead weight that has once again been made out of femaleness, it is not ballots or lobbyists or placards that women will need first; it is a new way to see."
Author: Naomi Wolf
39. "Deh, oamenii au slabiciunile lor. Nu sunt absoluti ca pustiul. Pustiul nu iarta, nu uita si n-are momente de slabiciune. El e orb si implacabil. (..) El te omoara fara sa te atinga, fara sa te vada si fara sa te urasca. .."
Author: Octavian Paler
40. "However, Strike knew that the truly deluded would happily discount such trivialities as DNA evidence, citing contamination, or conspiracy. They saw what they wanted to see, blind to inconvenient, implacable truth."
Author: Robert Galbraith
41. "To choose one's victims, to prepare one's plans minutely, to slake an implacable vengeance, and then to go to bed ... there is nothing sweeter in the world. - J. V. Stalin"
Author: Robert Harris
42. "Miss Kinsley regarded him with the look of disgust girls reserved for snails and frogs. "Any man who would suggest to a young woman that she should elope rather than listen to her papa's advice can only be up to no good.""Elope?" Oliver queried, his eyes narrowing on Miss Kinsley. "This scoundrel proposed marriage to you?""Now, Miss Kinsley," Nathan began in his best placating voice, "we both know it wasn't like-""Quiet!" Oliver snapped at him. "Or I swear not even Maria will keep me from throttling you."Nathan swallowed. Hard."
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
43. "If you are for Allah, I am for Al-Lat. And she doesn't believe your God when he recognizes her. Her opposition to him is implacable, irrevocable, engulfing. The war between us cannot end in truce. And what a truce! Yours is a patronizing, condescending lord. Al-Lat hasn't the slightest wish to be Allah's daughter. She is his equal, as I am yours."
Author: Salman Rushdie
44. "But Neve, you can't start a book and leave it halfway through,' he'd said implacably. ‘It's almost as bad as turning down the corner of the page, instead of using a bookmark."
Author: Sarra Manning
45. "Resistance is implacable, intractable, indefatigable."
Author: Steven Pressfield
46. "Enemies are somewhere else, as the fighting is almost always "over there," with Islamic fundamentalism now replacing Russian and Chinese communism as the implacable, furtive menace. And "terrorist" is a more flexible word than "communist." It can unify a larger number of quite different struggles and interests. What this may mean is that the war will be endless---since there will always be some terrorism."
Author: Susan Sontag
47. "No, I'm done! I'm tired, I'm sweaty, I'm in agony, and why do I feel like I need to shit?""It's totally natural to feel that way," said Grace in a placatory, calming voice. "Some women even have one during labor.""What?" The word dripped with horror. "Women can shit when they're in labor? Tell me that won't happen to me! Don't you let me shit, Grace!"
Author: Suzanne Wright
48. "The apartment faces an alley and is entered by a fire-escape, a structure whose name is a touch of accidental poetic truth, for all of these huge buildings are always burning with the slow and implacable fires of human desperation."
Author: Tennessee Williams
49. "If we wish to be happy, monsieur, we must never comprehend duty; for, as soon as we comprehend it, it is implacable. One would say that it punishes you for comprehending it; but no, it rewards you for it; for it puts you into a hell where you feel God at your side."
Author: Victor Hugo
50. "Beware of your most implacable enemy-yourself."
Author: Wilbur Smith

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