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1. "To knot a sentence up properly, it has to be thought out carefully, and revised. New phrases have to be put in; sudden changes of subject must be introducted; verbs must be shifted to unsuspected localities; short words must be excised with ruthless hand; archaisms must be sprinkled like sugar-plums upon the concoction; the fatal human tendency to say things straightforwardly must be detected and defeated by adroit reversals; and, if a glimmer of meaning yet remain under close scrutiny, it must be removed by replacing all the principal verbs by paraphrases in some dead language."
Author: Aleister Crowley
2. "...the blossom of our family, like one of those miraculous fruit tress that taps into an invisible vein of nurture and bears radiant bushels of plums while the trees around it merely go on living."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
3. "Well, sometimes love seems easy. Like ... it's easy to love rain ... and hawks. And it's easy to love wild plums ... and the moon. But with people, seems like love's a hard thing to know. It gets all mixed up. I mean, you can love one person in one way and another person in another way. But how do you know you love the right one in every way?""I'm not sure, but I think you'll know. I think if it's the right person, it'll be better than rain and hawks and wild plums. Even better than the moon. I think it'll be better than all that put together."
Author: Billie Letts
4. "Dostluk, ask, sevgi, insanlik, esitlik, vefa, sagduyu, affetmek, hosgörü, özgürlük, güvenmek, inanmak, adil olmak, aklin yollari... hepsi, hepsi kullanimdan kalkmis veya tamamen içerik degistirmis, üstelik ciddiye alinmasi toplumsal yasalarla yasaklanmis kavramlardi artik."
Author: Buket Uzuner
5. "I know my breasts, smallas plums, would win no blue ribbons.But in your hands they tremble and fillwith song like plump, white birds."
Author: Cecilia Llompart
6. "I had used all except peach labels. I pasted the peach labels on peach cans, and then came to apricots. Well, aren't apricots peaches? And there are plums that are virtually apricots. I went on, either mischievously, or scientifically, pasting the peach labels on cans of plums, cherries, string beans, and succotash. I can't quite define my motive, because to this day it has not been decided whether I am a humourist or a scientist. I think that it was mischief, but, as we go along, there will come a more respectful recognition that also it was scientific procedure."
Author: Charles Fort
7. "Beautiful December grapes, blue as plums, every grape a little skinful of sweet, tasteless water"
Author: Colette
8. "When you paint Spring, do not paint willows, plums, peaches, or apricots, but just paint Spring. To paint willows, plums, peaches, or apricots is to paint willows, plums, peaches, or apricots - it is not yet painting Spring."
Author: Dogen
9. "Pop guns! And bicycles! Roller skates! Drums! Checkerboards! Tricycles! Popcorn! And plums!And he stuffed them in bags. Then the Grinch, very nimbly,Stuffed all the bags, one by one, up the chimbley!"
Author: Dr. Seuss
10. "She looked at the produce stalls, a row of jewels in a case, the colors more subtle in the winter, a Pantone display consisting only of greens, without the raspberries and plums of summer, the pumpkins of autumn. But if anything, the lack of variation allowed her mind to slow and settle, to see the small differences between the almost-greens and creamy whites of a cabbage and a cauliflower, to wake up the senses that had grown lazy and satisfied with the abundance of the previous eight months. Winter was a chromatic palate-cleanser, and she had always greeted it with the pleasure of a tart lemon sorbet, served in a chilled silver bowl between courses."
Author: Erica Bauermeister
11. "You can't evoke great spirits and eat plums at the same time."
Author: George William Russell
12. "Andrea turned her back to Desandra and rolled her eyes. Raphael grimaced. They both looked scandalized. Dear God, what could she have said to scandalize a bouda..."No, really!" Desandra nodded. "Okay, so most guys don't have a nice ball sack, right? It looks all hairy and wrinkled like some small animal died between their legs, but Gerardo's is like two plums in a velvet bag..."Derek, who'd been lingering in the doorway, took a careful step to the left behind the wall and disappeared from my view.Kill me, somebody. I raised my hand. "Hold that thought. I need to borrow Andrea for a minute."I grabbed her arm and pulled her into the hallway. Behind us Raphael growled, "Don't leave me!"Andrea leaned towards me. "Plums.""Listen..."Andrea raised her hands, imitating holding plums the size of small coconuts, and moved them up and down."
Author: Ilona Andrews
13. "Three hand-painted signs had been tacked to a broken-down gate. The first read,THE QUIBBLER. EDITOR: X. LOVEGOODThe second,PICK YOUR OWN MISTLETOEThe third,KEEP OFF THE DIRIGIBLE PLUMS"
Author: J.K. Rowling
14. "As much as he loathed himself for it, he couldn't stop thinking about Abigail. If he hadn't met her, he might be married to someone else. Some nice woman who didn't throw dishes at him. He'd be asleep right now, lying on his side with her warm body snuggled up against his chest, and their children--yes, he was quite sure there would have been two or three of them--would be sound asleep in the next room dreaming of sugarplums or whatever kids dreamed about. If he hadn't met Abigail, he certainly wouldn't be stuffed like a slab of meat in the back of a car with his own executioners."
Author: J.S. Bailey
15. "Are the angels of her bed the angelswho come near me alone in mine?Are the green trees in her windowthe color is see in ripe plums?If she always sees backwardand upside down without knowing itwhat chance do we have? I am hauntedby the feeling that she is sayingmelting lords of death, avalanches,rivers and moments of passing through,And I am replying, "Yes, yes.Shoes and pudding."
Author: Jack Gilbert
16. "The evening sky was streaked with purple, the color of torn plums, and a light rain had started to fall when I came to the end of the blacktop road that cut through twenty miles of thick, almost impenetrable scrub oak and pine and stopped at the front gate of Angola penitentiary."
Author: James Lee Burke
17. "Yeryüzünde su serüven duygusu kadar bagli oldugum baska sey yok belki. Ama bu duygu istedigi zaman geliyor, sonra hemen kaçip gidiyor. Gittigi zaman nasil bombos kaliyorum. Yoksa hayatimi bosa harcadigimi anlatmak için mi bu kisa ve alayci ziyaretleri yapiyor bana?Ardimda, kentin içinde, genis ve dümdüz yollarda, lambalarin soguk aydinliginda, yaman bir toplumsal olay can çekisiyordu, pazar gününün bitisiydi bu."
Author: Jean Paul Sartre
18. "Ataerkik düzendeki sinifin baslica etkilerinden biri, bir kadini bir digerinin karsisina koymaktir. Geçmiste fahiselerle namuslu kadinlar karsilastirilirken, günümüzde de çalisan kadinlarla ev kadinlari karsi karsiya getirilmektedir. Bu kadinlardan birincisi ötekinin sahip oldugu "güvenlik" ve sayginliga gipta ederken, ikincisi de kendisine sayginlik kazandiran sinirlamalarin ötesinde, özgürlük, serüven, dünyayi tanimak diye adlandirdigi birinci kadinin yasantisina özlem duyar. Ikili düzen standardinin çesitli elverisliliklerinden yararlanan erkek, her iki kadinin da dünyasini paylasir ve üstün toplumsal ve ekonomik gücü ile de birbirlerine yabancilasmis bu kadinlari birbirlerine rakip duruma getirir."
Author: Kate Millett
19. "You call me your girl one more time and I'm going to turn your gonads into plums and make jam out of them."
Author: Kim Harrison
20. "Our actions make the fragrance of our lives...Would you smell of plums? Or Vinegar?"
Author: Kirby Larson
21. "Life, my brethren, is like plum-cake. In some the plums are all on the top, and we eat them gayly, till we suddenly find they are gone. In others the plums sink to the bottom, and we look for them in vain as we go on, and often come to them when it is too late to enjoy them. But in the well-made cake, the plums are wisely scattered all through, and every mouthful is a pleasure. We make our own cakes, in a great measure, therefore let us look to it, my brethren, that they are mixed according to the best receipt, baked in a well regulated oven, and gratefully eaten with a temperate appetite."
Author: Louisa May Alcott
22. "Devrimler, seçkinlere karsi kendiliginden isyanlardan daha fazlasina ihtiyaç duyar. Devrimler, sadece yöneticinin veya birkaç yasanin degismesiyle yetinmeyen, ama asagidan yukariya toplumun her yönünü kavrayan yeni bir etik sistem getirmeye çalisan bir toplumsal kesimin varligini gerektirir."
Author: Mark Steel
23. "As when my little son John offendeth: if then I should not whip him, but call him to the table unto me, and give him sugar and plums, thereby, I should make him worse, yea should quite spoil him."
Author: Martin Luther
24. "And you snap out of it. Or are snapped out of it. Never again will you lay a hand against yourself, not as long as there are plums to eat and somebody--anybody--who gives enough of a damn to haul them to you. So long as you bear the least nibblet of love for any other creature in this dark world, though in love portions are never stingy. There are no smidgens on pinches, only rolling abundance. That's how you acquire the resolution for survival that the upcoming years are about to demand. You don't give it. You earn it."
Author: Mary Karr
25. "I am putting real plums into an imaginary cake."
Author: Mary McCarthy
26. "My work is the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird - equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums..."
Author: Mary Oliver
27. "Annemle dükkan vitrinlerinin önünden geçerken, ona insanlarin neden tekme atip camlari kirmadigini sordugumu animsiyorum. Annem de, insanlarin birlikte yasayabilmelerini saglayan, kelimelere dökülmeyen bir takim toplumsal davranis kurallarinin varligindan söz etmisti. Bunu duydugumda, her seyin bizden öncekiler tarafindan belirlenmesinden ve yol haritasinin çikarildigi bir dünyada yasamaktan dolayi kendimi sinirlandirilmis hissetmistim. Yikici güdülerimi bastirip, yaratici olanlara yogunlasmak üzere kendimi egitmistim. Yine de, kurallardan nefret eden tarafim büsbütün ölmüs degildi."
Author: Patti Smith
28. "Wild Spanish cattle were easily acquired with a rope - within a year we had a hundred head. Hogs and mustang horses were also for the taking. There were deer, turkey, bear, squirrel, the occasional buffalo, turtles and fish from the river, ducks, plums and mustang grapes, bee trees and persimmons - the country was rich with life the way it is rotten with people today. The only problem was keeping your scalp attached."
Author: Philipp Meyer
29. "What're you still doing up? You know all good little ninjas should be in bed, visions of homicidal sugarplums dancing in their heads."
Author: Rob Thurman
30. "One day, about a month after we'd arrived, I was up in the oak tree near the fairy ring and Lizzie was in a nearby tree pulling plums. The dogs were trolling along beneath the trees, sniffing at fallen fruit. Rook was flying above. "Lar-de-dar," Lizzie was singing. "Oh, Lar-de-dar-dar!" I saw him first. He was coming toward me, sunlight on his hair, freckles on his cheeks. "Hey, tree girl," he called. "Oh, lar-de-dar-dar," Lizzie sang. "Lar-de-dar-dar."
Author: Sharon Creech
31. "Twilight was laying claim to the cité, and the sky was a deepening shade of lavender, spangled with stars and fleecy clouds the colour of plums."
Author: Sharon Kay Penman
32. "Vicdanin talepleriyle Ben'in yetenekleri arasindaki gerilim, ‘suçluluk duygusu' olarak algilanir. Toplumsal duygular da, diger duygularla özdes biçimde Ben-ülküsü temeline dayanirlar."Sigmund Freud, ‘Ben ve O', sayfa 67"
Author: Sigmund Freud
33. "TO A POOR OLD WOMAN" munching a plum on the street a paper bag of them in her hand They taste good to her They taste good to her. They taste good to her You can see it by the way she gives herself to the one half sucked out in her hand Comforted a solace of ripe plums seeming to fill the air They taste good to her"
Author: Stephen Burt
34. "Plums deify."
Author: Stephen King
35. "Nick and the CandlestickI am a miner. The light burns blue. Waxy stalactitesDrip and thicken, tearsThe earthen wombExudes from its dead boredom. Black bat airsWrap me, raggy shawls, Cold homicides.They weld to me like plums.Old cave of calcium Icicles, old echoer.Even the newts are white,Those holy Joes.And the fish, the fish ----Christ! they are panes of ice,A vice of knives, A piranha Religion, drinkingIts first communion out of my live toes. The candleGulps and recovers its small altitude,Its yellows hearten.O love, how did you get here? O embryoRemembering, even in sleep, Your crossed position. The blood blooms cleanIn you, ruby. The painYou wake to is not yours.Love, love,I have hung our cave with roses, With soft rugs ----The last of Victoriana. Let the starsPlummet to their dark address,Let the mercuric Atoms that cripple drip Into the terrible well,You are the oneSolid the spaces lean on, envious. You are the baby in the barn."
Author: Sylvia Plath
36. "Blue is a tranquilizer, imparting coolness to your system. Blue slows down your system so it can heal and mend. Positive qualities of blue are willpower, aspiration, and reliability. Foods of the blue vibration are: grapes, blackberries, blue plums, blueberries, and any other blue fruits or vegetables."
Author: Tae Yun Kim
37. "Indigo has a purifying, stabilizing, cleansing effect when fear, repression, and obsessions have disturbed your mental body. Indigo food vibrations are: blackberries, blue plums, blueberries, purple brocoli, beetroot, and purple grapes."
Author: Tae Yun Kim
38. "Now I stand before houses seton our secret trail, the haunt of arrowheadsand lost Indians the color of small plums,rooms in which the new boys play, tamedby computers and a summer waste of games,where once, in these woods, we tasted wild fruit."
Author: Thomas Dukes
39. "So he raced from dogwood to blossoming peach. When they thinned out he headed for the cherry blossoms, then magnolia, chinaberry, pecan, walnut and prickly pear. At last he reached a field of apple trees whose flowers were just becoming tiny knots of fruit. Spring sauntered north, but he had to run like hell to keep it as his traveling companion. From February to July he was on the lookout for blossoms. When he lost them, and found himself without so much as a petal to guide him, he paused, climbed a tree on a hillock and scanned the horizon for a flash of pink or white in the leaf world that surrounded him. He did not touch them or stop to smell. He merely followed in their wake, a dark ragged figure guided by the blossoming plums."
Author: Toni Morrison
40. "Shadrack rose and returned to the cot, where he fell into the first sleep of his new life. A sleep deeper than the hospital drugs; deeper than the pits of plums, steadier than the condor's wing; more tranquil than the curve of eggs."
Author: Toni Morrison
41. "This is Just to Say I have eatenthe plumsthat were inthe iceboxand whichyou were probablysavingfor breakfastForgive methey were deliciousso sweetand so cold"
Author: William Carlos Williams

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