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1. "I was so burned and emaciated and ill that I staggered through the streets like a drunk. Some of the locals turned their backs on this terrible procession but others jeered and spat at us. I was past caring. There must have been at least a hundred of us, and then came an incredible and inspiring episode. As we stumbled along in the pouring rain someone started singing. It was ‘Singin' in the Rain', and slowly we all took up the song and joined in, singing a very rude version of the hit – complete with altered lyrics crudely deriding our Japanese captors. Even in this terrible condition and after all we had been through, my comrades, ravaged by exposure, naked and in slavery, were defiant, their spirits unbroken."
Author: Alistair Urquhart
2. "Then the children went to bed, or at least went upstairs, and the men joined the women for a cigarette on the porch, absently picking ticks engorged like grapes off the sleeping dogs. And when the men kissed the women good night, and their weekend whiskers scratched the women's cheeks, the women did not think shave, they thought stay."
Author: Amy Hempel
3. "B-T-W," Heather said. "What's with the death wish?""What are you talking about?""I'm talking about provoking the wicked witch of the west. You look old? Are you trying to get us both killed?""She does look old. Or at least, older than she used to.""It doesn't matter! Two things you never comment on when it comes to girls: their age and their weight. That's male survival 101. Come on!"
Author: Chelsea Fine
4. "If you're capable of despising your own behavior, you might just love yourself."
Author: Criss Jami
5. "The truth about our own modest contribution might immobilize us: much easier then, to tell ourselves a story about how much we make our own reality."
Author: David Whyte
6. "I went to America to get away from constantly being cast in costume dramas, playing posh people."
Author: Dominic West
7. "Anyone who still supports George Bush would still let Michael Jackson babysit their kids."
Author: Hal Sparks
8. "It was not Christianity which freed the slave: Christianity accepted slavery; Christian ministers defended it; Christian merchants trafficked in human flesh and blood, and drew their profits from the unspeakable horrors of the middle passage. Christian slaveholders treated their slaves as they did the cattle in their fields: they worked them, scourged them, mated them , parted them, and sold them at will. Abolition came with the decline in religious belief, and largely through the efforts of those who were denounced as heretics."
Author: Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner
9. "Maybe a man in a million could unite the Hallows, Harry. I was fit only to possess the meanest of them, the least extraordinary. I was fit to own the Elder Wand, and not to boast of it, and not to kill with it. I was permitted to tame and to use it, because I took it, not for gain, but to save others from it."
Author: J.K. Rowling
10. "-Good thing you don't own a mirror, Mr. Mirrorless, or you'd see how ugly you are.?-What makes you think I don't own a mirror? Every face that ever looks at me tells me that I'm ugly. But every time I make them laugh, I get to show them what beauty really is.?-I see what you mean. Here, take my rearview mirror. I don't need to carry it around like a vagina on a rope anymore.?-Mr. Thrustsalone, you don't need to drag a vagina on a rope like some kind of pet on a leash to make you happy. There's a reason why God invented right hands and hookers.?-Why, so politicians could have more productive ways to spend their time and our money than engaging in politics??-Mr. Thrustsalone, you are wise beyond your years.?-I'm 88 years old.?-Yet you don't look a day older than 87."
Author: Jarod Kintz
11. "... I succeeded at math, at least by the usual evaluation criteria: grades. Yet while I might have earned top marks in geometry and algebra, I was merely following memorized rules, plugging in numbers and dutifully crunching out answers by rote, with no real grasp of the significance of what I was doing or its usefulness in solving real-world problems. Worse, I knew the depth of my own ignorance, and I lived in fear that my lack of comprehension would be discovered and I would be exposed as an academic fraud -- psychologists call this "imposter syndrome"."
Author: Jennifer Ouellette
12. "Julie smiled a tight little smile and shook her head at her own foolhardiness.But I did it because I love him, she told herself. I love him still. God help me. So this is how it feels to have your break..."
Author: Jennifer Wilde
13. "I was playing it existential, and maybe a bit stupid, but it was the only way I knew how to play it."
Author: Jonathan Lethem
14. "She set her hands neatly in her lap. "But you just said he liked you." "No, I said he enjoys my company. That is, he enjoys hating me. Or pretending to hate me. I don't know which. But I'm finding it difficult to completely dislike someone who gets pleasure from having me around. ..."So he likes being mean to you," she said. "And you like that he likes being mean to you." "And I like being mean to him, too, don't forget." "Of course not. Pleasure from meanness. There's a name for it: sadomasochism."
Author: Kristin Walker
15. "So I had nothing to distract me from my books and their other worlds that swallowed me whole, from Narnia to the Wisconsin woods, from a small town in Sweden to the red earth of Prince Edward Island. Nothing and no one interested me as much as my books."
Author: Luisa Weiss
16. "The older Puritans had trampled down all fleshly impulses; these newer Puritans trampled no less self-righteously upon the spiritual cravings. But in the increasingly spiritistic inclination of physics itself, Behaviorism and Fundamentalism had found a meeting place. Since the ultimate stuff of the physical universe was now said to be multitudinous and arbitrary "quanta" of the activity "spirits", how easy was it for the materialistic and the spiritistic to agree? At heart, indeed, they were never very far apart in mood, though opposed in doctrine. The real cleavage was between the truly spiritual view on the one hand, and the spiritistic and materialistic on the other. Thus the most materialistic of Christian sects and the most doctrinaire of scientific sects were not long in finding a formula to express their unity, their denial of all those finer capacities which had emerged to be the spirit of man."
Author: Olaf Stapledon
17. "The treble parade would have been the most perfect moment of my footballing life, but for the two people standing behind me, clearly already plotting their next move."
Author: Robbie Fowler
18. "I was last in Rome in AD 540 when it was full of Goths and their heavy horses. It has changed a great deal since then."
Author: Robert Graves
19. "I learned to basically pull my own weight, just do my own thing. I spent a lot of time alone and I loved it. It was actually really great because to the present day I love spending time alone. I go bicycling alone, go climbing alone and I just love being with myself and observing myself and learning something."
Author: Sebastian Thrun

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