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1. "This topic brings me to that worst outcrop of herd life, the military system, which I abhor... This plague-spot of civilization ought to be abolished with all possible speed. Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them!"
Author: Albert Einstein
2. "You can't make flivers without steel - and you can't make tragedies without social instability. The world's stable now. People are happy; they get what they want, and they never want what they can't get. They're well off; they're safe; they're never ill; they're not afraid of death; they're blissfully ignorant of passion and old age; they're plagued with no mothers or fathers; they've got no wives, or children, or lovers to feel strongly about; they're so conditioned that they pratically can't help behaving as they ought to behave."
Author: Aldous Huxley
3. "I'm always described as 'cocksure' or 'with a swagger,' and that bears no resemblance to who I feel like inside. I feel plagued by insecurity."
Author: Ben Affleck
4. "It is in fact agreed that I am the plague, the cholera of the benevolent and generous men who are interested in art and that, when I show myself with my plasters, even the Emperor of the Sahara would flee."
Author: Camille Claudel
5. "I'm plagued with indecision in my life. I can't figure out what to order in a restaurant."
Author: Chuck Close
6. "Mark Spitz didn't ask about Harry. You never asked about the characters that disappeared from a Last Night story. You knew the answer. The plague had a knack for narrative closure."
Author: Colson Whitehead
7. "By midmorning eight of the horses stood tied and the other eight were wilder than deer, scattering along the fence and bunching and running in a rising sea of dust as the day warmed, coming to reckon slowly with the remorselessness of this rendering of their fluid and collective selves into that condition of separate and helpless paralysis which seemed to be among them like a creeping plague."
Author: Cormac McCarthy
8. "As a serf, poor Christian has already been killed several times in our class. Aside from dying of the Black Plague on the first day, he's starved to death, had his hands cut off for stealing a loaf of bread, and been run down by his master's horse just for kicks. He's like Christian the fifth now."
Author: Cynthia Hand
9. "Yay, Old'uns'Smart mastered sicks, miles, seeds an' made miracles ord'nary, but it din't master one thing, nay, a hunger in the hearts o'humans, yay, a hunger for more.More what? I asked. Old'uns'd got ev'rythin'.O, more gear, more food, faster speeds, longer lifes, easier lifes, more power, yay. Now the Hole World is big but it weren't big 'nuff for that hunger what made Old'uns rip out the skies an'boil up the seas an'poison soil with crazed atoms an'donkey 'bout with rotted seeds so new plagues was borned an'babbits was freakbirthed. Fin'ly, bit'ly, then quicksharp, states busted into bar'bric tribes an' the Civ'lize Days ended..."
Author: David Mitchell
10. "To a young man, even a student of the most fabulous and powerful school on the Civilized Worlds, the times during which he comes to maturity always seem normal no matter how extraordinary, how turbulent with change they really are. Imminent change and danger act as drugs upon the human brain, or rather, as rich foods that nourish the urge toward more life. And how easily one becomes used to such nourishment. Those who survive the signal events of history – the wars, plagues, alien contacts, vastenings, speciations and religious awakenings – develop a taste for ferment and evolution next to which all the moments of 'normal' existence will seem dull, flat, meaningless. (Indeed, viewed from a godly coign of vantage across more than two million years, nothing about humankind's astonishing journey from the grassy veldts of Afarique to the galaxy's cold, numinous stars can be seen as normal.)"
Author: David Zindell
11. "Cutting libraries during a recession is like cutting hospitals during a plague."
Author: Eleanor Crumblehulme
12. "The man in a free society must either blame himself (which leads to the melancholia of those plagued by inferiority complexes) or will be bound to accuse imaginary conspiraces of ill-wishers and downright enemies."
Author: Erik Von Kuehnelt Leddihn
13. "But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send, Save me, oh, save me, from the candid friend!"
Author: George Canning
14. "According to his dad's journal, vampires had been through some of the worst epidemics in history. And apparently, during the days of the Black Plague, their biggest complaint had been rotten "food"."
Author: Heather Brewer
15. "It was a full Spears album, apparently, and each song was as ridiculous as the one before. They were catchy, yes, but so was the plague."
Author: Heidi Cullinan
16. "Every outbreak across the globe today stems from a descendant of the medieval plague."
Author: Hendrik Poinar
17. "Humanity's debut novel you could say. Love, sex, blood, and tears. A journey to find eternal life. To escape death. It was written over four thousand years ago on clay tablets by people who tilled the mud and rarely lived past forty. It's survived countless wars, disasters, and plagues, and continues to fascinate to this day, because here I am, in the midst of modern ruin, reading it."
Author: Isaac Marion
18. "For the eternity that Lux Lisbon looked at him, Trip Fontaine looked back, and the love he felt at that moment, truer than all subsequent loves because it never had to survive real life, still plagued him, even now in the desert, with his looks and health wasted. 'You never know what'll set the memory off,' he told us. 'A baby's face. A bell on a cat's collar. Anything.'They didn't exchange a single word. But in the weeks that followed, Trip spent his days wandering the halls, hoping for Lux to appear, the most naked person with clothes on he had ever seen."
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
19. "Maybe love was a myth anyhow, a brew of hormones and fantasy, evolution's way of getting men and women together long enough for them to procreate,back in the day when girls got pregnant at twelve, were pregnant or nursing for the next twenty years, and were dead of the plague by forty."
Author: Jennifer Weiner
20. "We have in past been forced into reluctant change by weather, calamity, and plague. Now the pressure comes from our biologic success as a species. We have overcome all enemies but ourselves."
Author: John Steinbeck
21. "The habit of begging, that plague of tourist resorts, is an incessant nuisance on the Alhambra hill."
Author: Katharine Lee Bates
22. "We've been out of the closet for about 40 years.' His lips parted. ‘Out of the closet?' A grin came over my face. ‘Sorry, we came clean, uh, we told them we existed after a virus hiding in tomatoes, a sort of a plague, started killing humans. It dropped their numbers by about a quarter. They were going to find out about us anyway because we weren't dying.' Pierce watched my moving foot and smiled with half his face. ‘I've always been of the mind that tomatoes were the fruit of the devil', he said."
Author: Kim Harrison
23. "He'd always thought Roag was one rat short of a plague."
Author: Larissa Ione
24. "They burned this neighbourhood down in the early 1900s to prevent the spread of bubonic plague, and it occurs to me that they should consider doing it again, to purge the blight of well-meaning hipsters desperately trying to paint it rainbow"
Author: Lauren Beukes
25. "Tell them I have the headache--no, the plague! I need something nice and contagious."
Author: Lauren Willig
26. "Dealing dreams and destruction to a pattern plagued world."
Author: Luke Rhinehart
27. "Humans are the unrivaled plague the nature has even seen."
Author: M.F. Moonzajer
28. "There is a great fear that plagues only romantics and children... it is that they might be alright alone."
Author: Merrit Malloy
29. "Fleas plague you, she says. Swamp skitters can kill you, an a little thorn- so small you hardly notice- it can work it's way unner the skin an bit after bit, yyer hand's infected. Maybe you loose a couple fingers, maybe the whole hand. Maybe yer blood goes bad an you die. Tiny things can cause plenty of trouble."
Author: Moira Young
30. "When he dipped into the mysteries of nature, he was sure that there must be a God. Who else could create such lovely works of art? Man's inventions could only ape those of his Creator. On the other hand, it was the same God who ensured that people died like flies, carried off by plague and war. It was difficult in such times to believe in God, but Jakob Kuisl discovered Him in the beauties of nature."
Author: Oliver Pötzsch
31. "Look at any country that's plagued with poverty, disease or violence; the antidote is girls. Girls are the antibodies to many of society's ills."
Author: Queen Rania Of Jordan
32. "One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague."
Author: Robert Burton
33. "The German leaders, said Winston Churchill, turned upon Russia the most grisly of all weapons. They transported Lenin in a sealed truck like a plague bacillus from Switzerland into Russia."
Author: Robert K. Massie
34. "Bubonic plague is 'natural,' I snapped back. Doesn't mean it's good for you."
Author: Rosamund Lupton
35. "Also, on account of the odd relationship between time and space, the people who do manage to time-jump sometimes space-jump at the same time and end up in places where they simply don't belong. Over there, for example," he said as a raucous DeLorean sports car rared into view from nowhere, "is that crazy American professorwho can't seem to stay put in one time, and, I must say, there is an absolute plague of of killer robots from the future being sent to change the past. Sleeping there under that banyan tree is a certain Hank Morgan of Hartford, Connecticut, who was accidentally transported one day back to King Arthur's Court, and stayed there until Merlin put him to sleep for 1300 thirteen hundred years. He was suppsoed to wake up back in his own time, but look at this lazy fellow! He's still snoring away, and has missed his slot."
Author: Salman Rushdie
36. "Just one question, you arrogant fucking cocksnocker" said Locke, "I'll grant the Lamora part is easy to spot; the truth is, I didn't know about the apt translation when I took the name. I borrowed it from this old sausage dealer who was kind to me once, back in Catchfire before the plague. I just liked the way it sounded."But what the fuck" he said slowly, "ever gave you the idea that Locke was the first name I was actually born with?"
Author: Scott Lynch
37. "If I had a baseball bat and bulldozer, maybe I could stop him. But without real weapons, without a pistol, a man-eating lion, and a vial of bubonic plague, I had zero change of competing against him."
Author: Sherman Alexie
38. "Don't you have any friends you could hand with?" – Nick "I do. But the problem is when I hang out with my friends, it usually gets ugly for the rest of you. Especially when we're bored. Nothing entertains us more than plagues, famine, war, and bloody massacres." – Death"You play D&D, too, huh? Who's your DM?" – Nick "The difference between my group and yours…our toys are real." – Death"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
39. "Anything to piss you off, Brother. Why else? (Arik)Oh, that's easy enough to do. Basically the fact that you breathe does that. (Solin)Love you, too. (Arik)Of course you do, like a plague on your privates. (Solin)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
40. "Did they launch the last space shuttle yet?" – Sundown "I don't follow." – Ren"I'm just thinking maybe we should evacuate the whole planet. I've heard the moon is kind of nice this time of year." – Sundown "Focus your ADD, Jess." – Ren"I gotcha, brother. What you're forecasting is six more plagues coming out of the northwest at maximum velocity with a mild chance of survival. Followed by the world getting swallowed whole in a vat of evil." – Sundown"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
41. "Plague might be a social incompetent, but he was unquestionably a genius."
Author: Stieg Larsson
42. "He sighs. "I miss the days when females could be ordered around and they'd have no choice.""Sure that wasn't just a myth? I'm pretty sure nobody ever ordered my mom around - ever.""You're probably right. The unruliness of the women in your family must go back for generations. You're like a plague upon the land."
Author: Susan Ee
43. "That --ing zombie is going to end up on the end of a couple of --ing handy and versatile kebab skewers,' said Mr Tulip. 'An' then I'm gonna put an edge on this --ing spatula. An' then... then I'm gonna get medieval on his arse.'There were more pressing problems, but this one intrigued Mr Pin.'How, exactly?' he said.'I thought maybe a maypole,' said Mr Tulip reflectively. 'An' then a display of country dancing, land tillage under the three-filed system, several plagues and, if my --ing hand ain't too tired, the invention of the --ing horse collar."
Author: Terry Pratchett
44. "Resonance is a real 'here today' phenomena that just hasn't been looked at very carefully, and that is because of the (nonsense) that physicists have been putting out about 'energy' for decades. Electronic resonance has been used in radio tuners since their inception, while in the field of electric power resonance is avoided like the plague." "My system is not 'of the future' but here on this earth with all of the world's present problems." McKie said his real-world solid-state electronic system could be understood today, if physicists were not teaching that it cannot be achieved."...When physicists decide to 'come clean' and say that they don't know it all, we'll all be a lot closer to the gleaming world that you are describing."
Author: Testy McTesterson
45. "It was a musty sweet smell. "Is this plague city?"
Author: Thaddeus Nowak
46. "It was a great gift which the National Socialist Party had given to the men of the SS, that they could go into battle without physical risk, that they could achieve honor without the contingencies that plagued the whole business of being shot at."
Author: Thomas Keneally
47. "Tis the times' plague, when madmen lead the blind."
Author: William Shakespeare
48. "Haply for I am black,And have not those soft parts of conversationThat chamberers have; or for I am declinedInto the vale of years—yet that's not much— She's gone. I am abused, and my reliefMust be to loathe her. O curse of marriage,That we can call these delicate creatures oursAnd not their appetites! I had rather be a toadAnd live upon the vapor of a dungeonThan keep a corner in the thing I loveFor others' uses. Yet 'tis the plague of great ones;Prerogatived are they less than the base.'Tis destiny unshunnable, like death."
Author: William Shakespeare
49. "In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes, For they in thee a thousand errors note; But 'tis my heart that loves what they despise, Who in despite of view is pleased to dote; Nor are mine ears with thy tongue's tune delighted, Nor tender feeling, to base touches prone, Nor taste, nor smell, desire to be invited To any sensual feast* with thee alone*: But my five wits* nor my five senses can Dissuade one foolish heart from serving thee, Who leaves unsway'd the likeness of a man*, Thy proud hearts slave and vassal wretch to be: Only my plague thus far I count my gain, That she that makes me sin awards me pain."
Author: William Shakespeare
50. "How now?Even so quickly may one catch the plague?"
Author: William Shakespeare

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