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1. "... I think this Law, by which I am punished, is both unreasonable in itself, and particularly severe... Polly Baker"
Author: Benjamin Franklin
2. "Certainly,' said his mother, 'but first I want to know about the accident with your bicycle.'Well,' Phillip said, 'if you wanta really know. I was sitting in the basket of my bike ridin' down Mission Hill backwards singing 'Polly Wolly Doodle' and I saw the bread truck comin' and I guess I didn't turn soon enough and I ran into the Wallaces' iron fence and I caught my shoe on the pedal and my pants on a picket and I hit my eye on the handlebars and I don't know what else happened. But, boy, you should have heard the kids and that ole breadman laugh!"
Author: Betty MacDonald
3. "I suffer from a genetic flaw, which is that my mother was a hopeless Pollyanna."
Author: Bill Ayers
4. "Wouldn't he know without being asked?' said Polly. 'I've no doubt he would,' said the Horse (still with his mouth full). 'But I've a sort of an idea he likes to be asked."
Author: C.S. Lewis
5. "I expect someone lives there in secret, only coming in and out at night, with a dark lantern. We shall probably discover a gang of desperate criminals and get a reward. It's all rot to say a house would be empty all those years unless there was some mystery." "Daddy thought it must be the drains," said Polly. "Pooh! Grown-ups are always thinking of uninteresting explanations," said Digory."
Author: C.S. Lewis
6. "Lance told me his father didn't think much of him. "He wishes I was better. More better. At everything. I don't do anything right, you know, Stevie. Nothing." He said this matter-of-factly. He believed it as truth. Polly told me her father never said anything nice to her, but she kept trying as hard as she could to make him pay her some attention. "He always says, ‘Don't get fat as your mother has,' but I don't think Mom's fat at all, but I try not to eat much, but he keeps saying it to me. Do you think I'm fat, Stevie? When my hair is messy do you think I look like a stray..."
Author: Cathy Lamb
7. "She reached the group. Eileen had been crying. She wiped clumsily at her cheeks as Polly joined them, and then smiled at her. "Are you ready?" Eileen asked.No, Polly thought. "Yes.""Are you certain?" Colin said. "I know how hard this must be for you. We haven't a lot of time, but we've enough for you to say goodbye, if there's anyone else you need to--"I love you, Polly thought."
Author: Connie Willis
8. "Shakespeare put no children in his plays for a reason," Sir Godfrey muttered, glaring at Alf and Binnie."You're forgetting the Little Prince," Polly reminded him."Who he had the good sense to kill off in the second act," snapped Sir Godfrey."
Author: Connie Willis
9. "Perhaps that's how I should think of them, Polly thought, the troupe and Miss Snelgrove and Trot. And Sir Godfrey. Not as lost to her, but as removed to this moment in time for safekeeping."
Author: Connie Willis
10. "I know it sounds Pollyannish and 'Kumbaya'-like, but I find that the more that you expose Americans to the diversity of what's going on in China and vice versa, the more people find that there is this broad middle path. And so I'm a strong advocate of intense visits and dialogue back and forth."
Author: Dennis C. Blair
11. "Oh! Polly thought. Why aren't all girls locked up by law the year they turn fifteen? They do such stupid things!"
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
12. "Given our new situation, I think you should find a more appropriate way to address me Polly. Do so now please."I don't even have to think. An invisible shroud of submission seems to have fallen over me and the prospect of surrendering to this beautiful creature is the only thing on my mind, because I do – absolutely – want her to fuck me, and I have never wanted anything so much…"
Author: Felicity Brandon
13. "You will get exactly what you deserve Polly," comes the firm reply, "you can trust me on that… But if you do – trust me I mean – I promise you an unparalleled climax." She pauses, gazing deep into my frightened green eyes. "It's your call Polly, all yours."I allow my aching body to decide for me."Punish me please, mistress," I say in a very small voice."
Author: Felicity Brandon
14. "She put him near the front door and a number of visitors were surprised that he would not answer to the name 'Polly', which is what all parrots were supposed to be called."
Author: Gustave Flaubert
15. "Seth threw me a mischievous grin. "I can't have Marcus just walking in on us. What if I want to snuggle on these cold New York nights?"My frown increased. "We don't snuggle." He dropped his arm over my shoulder, and the scent of mint and something wild tickled my nose. "How about we cuddle?" "We don't do that either." "But you're my cuddle bunny. My little Apollyon cuddle—" I punched him in the side."
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
16. "—Límpiate un poco —me lanzó una sonrisa maliciosa—. No puedo tener a mipequeña «Apollyon en prácticas» hecha un desastre.Cogí la toalla con fuerza.—Si alguna vez vuelves a decir una estupidez así, te asfixiaré mientras duermes.Levantó sus cejas doradas.—Pequeña Álex, ¿estas sugiriendo que durmamos juntos?"
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
17. "I wouldn't give up being a Sentinel for the world. Or being the Apollyon. I rock.""Wow. You're so humble."
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
18. "..Bak, alti üstü melez onlar..," "Sence biz neyiz? Biz de meleziz Seth." "Hayir," dedi duygusuz bir sesle. "Biz Apollyon'uz." "Tanrilar askina, keske burada olsaydin." "Beni özledigini biliyorum," dedi Seth. Sesindeki gülümsemeyi duyabiliyordum. "Hayir.Önümde olsaydin kiçina tekmeyi basardim Seth..."
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
19. "Okay. You're the best Apollyon there is." He tipped his head to the side and arched a brow. "I'm the only Apollyon there is right now." I grinned. "You're still the best."
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
20. "O Polly, you might have toyed and kissed, by keeping men off, you keep them on."
Author: John Gay
21. "If the prime directives were followed a little more accurately here on earth, I mean it sounds somewhat Pollyanna, but I think people would certainly get along better."
Author: Jonathan Frakes
22. "Polly ended her lesson with the words she lived by: man is tender by nature, the rest is invented. Everyone applauded, even Bernice who was relieved that it was finally over."
Author: K. Ford K.
23. "Polly had arrived in the world outraged to discover that her sisters had gotten there before her."
Author: Liane Moriarty
24. "But, Polly, a principle that can't bear being laughed at, frowned on, and cold-shouldered isn't worthy of the name." - Miss Mills, An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott"
Author: Louisa May Alcott
25. "To be strong, and beautiful, and go round making music all the time. Yes, she could do that, and with a very earnest prayer Polly asked for the strength of an upright soul, the beauty of a tender heart, the power to make her life a sweet and stirring song, helpful while it lasted, remembered when it died."
Author: Louisa May Alcott
26. "It's bad enough to love someone who don't love you, but to have them told of it is perfectly awful. It makes me wild just to think of it. Ah, Fan, I'm getting so ill tempered and envious and wicked, I don't know what will happen to me. - Polly"
Author: Louisa May Alcott
27. "And Polly did n't think she had done much; but it was one of the little things which are always waiting to be done in this world of ours, where rainy days come so often, where spirits get out of tune, and duty won't go hand in hand with pleasure. Little things of this sort are especially good work for little people; a kind little thought, an unselfish little act, a cheery little word, are so sweet and comfortable, that no one can fail to feel their beauty and love the giver, no matter how small they are. Mothers do a deal of this sort of thing, unseen, unthanked, but felt and remembered long afterward, and never lost, for this is the simple magic that binds hearts together, and keeps home happy."
Author: Louisa May Alcott
28. "That was all I wanted!" whispered Polly, in a tone which caused him to feel that the race of angels was not entirely extinct."
Author: Louisa May Alcott
29. "So what's all the fuss?" he asked instead. "Where's all the shit coming from?"Dean told him. He tried to make it concise, using flash words such as "fire" and "conspiracy" and "bigfreakin' shape-shifter," and told Roland, too, about Miri and Robert and Kevin. The red jade."You're both fucked," Roland said. "Seriously. I'll start arranging the funeral now.""I want a happy boss. Where's the positive reinforcement?""Buried with Pollyanna in my backyard. Which is where you'll be if you don't play your cards right."
Author: Marjorie M. Liu
30. "She was like John Rambo meets Polly Pocket; Dakota Fanning crossed with Death Wish 4."
Author: Mark Millar
31. "Balance in life is the key, as Aristotle taught us. Nobody likes a naive Pollyanna, but neither do we like to be around people who are constantly complaining and finding fault."
Author: Mark Skousen
32. "You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter. That book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth, mainly. There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth. That is nothing. I never seen anybody but lied one time or another, without it was Aunt Polly, or the widow, or maybe Mary. Aunt Polly—Tom's Aunt Polly, she is—and Mary, and the Widow Douglas is all told about in that book, which is mostly a true book, with some stretchers, as I said before."
Author: Mark Twain
33. "Who knows, he may grow up to be President someday, unless they hang him first!" Aunt Polly about Tom Sawyer"
Author: Mark Twain
34. "Gospel hope keeps us from being muted by being either a naive Pollyanna or a despairing Cassandra. Voices of warning are meant to be heard, not just raised."
Author: Neal A. Maxwell
35. "Mercer," Polly says, "we are now going to hug. As a group. The experience will be very un-English. It will be good for you. Do not speak, at all, especially not in an attempt to diffuse the emotional intensity of the situation."They hug, somewhat awkwardly, but with great feeling."Well," Mercer says, after a moment, "that was certainly—""I will hit you with a shovel," Polly Cradle murmurs."
Author: Nick Harkaway
36. "Mercer opens hi mouth to argue, and Bastion Banister chooses this moment to open his mouth and snap at the circling bee. To his own evident surprise, he captures it, and there's a curious little glonking noise as he swallows it whole. Mercer cringes slightly, as if expecting the dog to explode.Nothing happens."All right," Polly Cradle says, and then, pro forma, "Bastion, you're a very naughty boy.""Yes," Mercer says acidly. "The dog has consumed a possibly lethal technological device of immense sophistication, deprived us of our only piece of tangible evidence and possibly doomed us all to some sort of arcane scientific retaliative strike. By all means, chide him severely with your voice. That will solve everyone's problems."
Author: Nick Harkaway
37. "Joe Spork opens the door. The man departs. Joe turns to Polly to say something about how they're obviously not going to Portsmouth, and finds an oyster knife balanced on his cheek, just under his eye."Can we be very clear," Polly Cradle murmurs, "that I am not your booby sidekick or your Bond girl? That I am an independent supervillain in my own right?"Joe swallows. "Yes, we can," he says carefully."There will therefore be no more ‘Say hello, Polly'?""There will not."
Author: Nick Harkaway
38. "Pollyanna"
Author: Peter Boghossian
39. "Why are tall guys always attracted to short women? Not just moderately short women, either... Tiny women. Polly Pockets. The tallest guys always-always-always go for the shortest girls. Always.It's like they're so infatuated with their own height that they want to be with someone who makes them feel even taller. Someone they can tower over. A little doll that will make them feel even bigger and stronger."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
40. "Don't push me, Savitar.(Apollymi)And don't push me. You may be a goddess by birth, but I'm a lot more than just a Chthonian and you know that. I survived a hell you can't even imagine and its fires forged a core of steel within me. You want to battle, pick up your sword. But remember the number of gods before you who sought to kill me and failed. (Savitar)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
41. "Victory to the spider. Patience wins the day. And today my patience ends. (Apollymi)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
42. "Have any of you taken a look out at Greece in the last, say, hour or so? (Hermes)What? Are they reacting to the fact I cursed the Apollites? (Apollo)I don't think that bothers them nearly as much as the fact the island of Atlantis is now gone and the Atlantean goddess Apollymi is cutting a swathe through our country, laying waste to everyone and everything she comes into contact with. And in case you're curious, she's headed straight for us. I could be really wrong here, but I'm guessing the woman's extremely pissed. (Hermes)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
43. "Apollymi keeps a tight rein on them. (Kat)Death to the bitch-goddess! May she die in a flaming pit of Charonte spit! (Xirena)Damn, Kat, you can't win for losing. Is there anyone, other than you, who actually likes your family? (Sin)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
44. "Keep your lips and other body parts to yourself or you'll be headless. (Apollymi)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
45. "I helped you. I did! I put him where you told me to. (Basi)You didn't do shit, except whine and piss me off! (Apollymi)(Apollymi blasted her into oblivion.)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
46. "I'm a goddess of destruction. Tell me honestly that you find nothing exciting about the idea of a billion people screaming out for mercy when there's no one left who cares what befalls them. Of the entire earth being rained on by all manner of demons bent on ultimate torture and sacrifice. Them ripping and shredding human flesh as they claw in a drunken frenzy fueled by their hatred of everything. Drinking blood in an orgy of terror...ahhh, the beauty of annihilation. There's nothing like it.(Apollymi)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
47. "Yet you're helping me. Why? (Arik)Nothing better to do. Eternity is boring. Really boring. I'm hoping that when you pop the seal on Atlantis, there will be a giant explosion to add some humor and interest to my life. If we're really lucky, Apollymi will come out and thoroughly entertain us with a massive fireworks display. Hell, if she does half of what she did last time, there will be belly rolls aplenty for those of us who hate the Olympians and humanity. (Solin)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
48. "It doesn't feel like the end of the world. (Davyn)No, it doesn't…(Stryker)How does the song go, ‘It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine? (Apollymi)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
49. "Polly felt questing eyes boring into her. She was embarrassed, of course. But not for the obvious reason. It was for the other one, the little lesson that life sometimes rams home with a stick: you are not the only one watching the world. Other people are people; while you watch them they watch you, and they think about you while you think about them. The world isn't just about you."
Author: Terry Pratchett
50. "If they look as though they're worried, we'll move in.''And do what exactly?' said Polly.'Threaten to shoot them,' said Maladict firmly.'And if they don't believe us?''Then we'll threaten to shoot them in a much louder voice,' said Maladict. 'Happy? And I hope to hell they've got some coffee!"
Author: Terry Pratchett

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