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1. "Did I want him to act? Or would I prefer a lifetime of longing provided we both kept this little Ping-Pong game going: not knowing, not-not-knowing, not-not-not-knowing? Just be quiet, say nothing, and if you can't say "yes," don't say "no," say "later." Is this why people say "maybe" when they mean "yes," but hope you'll think it's "no" when all they really mean is, Please, just ask me once more, and once more after that?"
Author: André Aciman
2. "He needed to keep as far away from her as possible, or they'd end up back in bed together or she'd kill him. And he wasn't sure which he preferred."
Author: Anne Stuart
3. "All human plans [are] subject to ruthless revision by Nature, or Fate, or whatever one preferred to call the powers behind the Universe."
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
4. "I definitely prefer being a lover than a fighter."
Author: Billy Joel
5. "Well, hey, how come you never gave me a sword?" I asked, trying to lighten things up. "I get stuck with a lousy stick with sparkles, and the boys get the fancy swords?" I held up the gooey nubbin, all that was left of my bedazzled wooden stake. "Not. Fair.""I can get you one, too, kid." Talbot smirked. "I just always thought you preferred the feel of wood in your hand."
Author: Bree Despain
6. "Can I help you up?""No," she said bitterly. "I prefer to drag myself along the hardwood floor.""Bitch," I said, squatting to help her up."
Author: Charlaine Harris
7. "My head is in another dimension. My feet are talking to their soles. My nose is detecting a hint of sweaty, overpumped poon. There's a spider corpse perpetually hanging on the wall next to my pillow that I don't have any desire to correct. My breath smells like Kuwait. My arms are doing the Crazy Granny Dance, and my hips are just plain jealous. I was born across the pond from a heretic's womb, and fathered by an equally atrocious Sinatra-obsessed lion tamer. If these are all the symptoms of a world-famous record producer whose lover has just ditched him for a career in straight porn, then becometh I the sum of all homoerotic fears. Now fetch me more scotch and someone to make use of my erection, preferably with their mouth."---Wolfgang Stephanopolis"
Author: Dave Matthes
8. "I stupidly ignored education completely. I found it dull and I preferred to cause chaos and have fun. I regret this massively now."
Author: Dominic Cooper
9. "She preferred the quiet solitary atmosphere, to create in her own world of paint and colour, the thrill of anticipating how her works would turn out as she eyed the blank sheets of paper or canvas before starting her next masterpiece. How satisfying it was to mess around in paint gear, without having to worry about spills, starch or frills, that was the life!"
Author: E.A. Bucchianeri
10. "When the pressure comes, preferences give way while convictions hold firm."
Author: Edwin Louis Cole
11. "Why is it we don't intervene in the bureaucracy?" asks Chris Bobel, the gender studies scholar, who has noted that many young activists prefer "DIY activism" – making art, changing their own consumer habits, making their own products rather than buying corporate ones. They tell her, "We don't want to be in bed with the enemy," she says. "That's not where change happens. That's old-school activism. We're all about DIY'". Bobel sighs. "A lot of these activists weren't even registered voters."
Author: Emily Matchar
12. "I was offered a free villa in Hollywood, but I said no thank you, I prefer to live in Italy."
Author: Ennio Morricone
13. "If I'm working this hard in the morning, I'd prefer it be because my man has woken me up with an eight-inch nudge."
Author: Erin McCarthy
14. "There is practically nothing that men do not prefer to God. A tiresome detail of business, an occupation utterly pernicious to health, the employment of time in ways one does not dare to mention. Anything rather than God."
Author: François Fénelon
15. "I have always preferred the reflection of the life to life itself."
Author: Francois Truffaut
16. "A little wisdom is indeed possible; but this blessed security have I found in all things, that they prefer--to DANCE on the feet of chance."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
17. "Recordando estas cosas mientras alistaban el baúl de José Arcadio, Úrsula se preguntaba si no era preferible acostarse de una vez en la sepultura y que le echaran la tierra encima, y le preguntaba a Dios, sin miedo, si de verdad creía que la gente estaba hecha de fierro para soportar tantas penas y mortificaciones; y preguntando y preguntando iba atizando su propia ofuscación, y sentía unos irreprimibles deseos de soltarse a despotricar como un forastero, y de permitirse por fin un instante de rebeldía, el instante tantas veces anhelado y tantas veces aplazado de meterse la resignación por el fundamento y cagarse de una vez en todo, y sacarse del corazón los infinitos montones de malas palabras que había tenido que atragantarse en todo un siglo de conformidad."
Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
18. "If a man has wealth, he has to make a choice, because there is the money heaping up. He can keep it together in a bunch, and then leave it for others to administer after he is dead. Or he can get it into action and have fun, while he is still alive. I prefer getting it into action and adapting it to human needs, and making the plan work."
Author: George Eastman
19. "I prefer, in a word, the republican system, because it comes up more nearly to God's system."
Author: Gerrit Smith
20. "We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision. The nature of all other creatures is defined and restricted within laws which We have laid down; you, by contrast, impeded by no such restrictions, may, by your own free will, to whose custody We have assigned you, trace for yourself the lineaments of your own nature [...]. We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal, in order that you may, as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer. It will be in your power to descend to the lower, brutish forms of life; you will be able, through your own decision, to rise again to the superior orders whose life is divine."
Author: Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola
21. "To comfort me is like the wrong memory at the wrong place or time: if one is lonely one prefers discomfort."
Author: Graham Greene
22. "At present I would prefer not to be a little reasonable,' was his mildly cadaverous reply."
Author: Herman Melville
23. "He found and praised Muriel Spark's The Driver's Seat. I said I found it too schematic and preferred The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. He nodded, but not in agreement, it seemed, more like a therapist who now understood my problem."
Author: Ian McEwan
24. "I prefer the pen. There is something elemental about the glide and flow of nib and ink on paper."
Author: James Robertson
25. "Miss Hepplewhite looked pained."Miss Peck," she said at last, "a young lady should never, ever, under any circumstances whatsoever, run. Should you find yourself in a situation where you are at risk, it is always preferable to faint."
Author: Jennifer L. Holm
26. "Wait. You work for me?""I prefer to think of it as managing your incompetence."
Author: Jim Butcher
27. "As far as consistency of thought goes, I prefer inconsistency."
Author: John Cage
28. "I don't think the Bonzo Dog could have evolved in America, nor could the old Nice: because of their musical discipline. This is one thing that British groups do have, a sort of discipline. Sometimes it can get a bit soulless, but on the whole I think it's preferable to the American alternative."
Author: Jon Lord
29. "But I love to be outdoors. I prefer being outdoors to, you know, being inside."
Author: Keith Carradine
30. "Motion is always preferableto stagnation.When you move,things happen.You're aliveStay still too long,And it´s hard to get moving again."
Author: Lisa Schroeder
31. "Her world had shrunk - no matter who she was with, she'd prefer to be with him. That's what happened when you fell in love - you only want to see them."
Author: Marian Keyes
32. "Jordan, there isn't a straight woman or gay man alive who wouldn't drop everything to have dinner with you. I've been in this business for all of my life, and I know the difference between people who pretend to like you to get ahead, and people who are actually interested in getting to know you. Patrick wants to get to know you. Preferably naked, but that's up to you." "I can't wait until you're old enough to be senile and start saying these things in public." "I'm very lucky to have such a loving son."
Author: Matthew Haldeman Time
33. "The right-to-life movement and the Roman Catholic Church are saying that it is better to destroy these embryos, or preferably have them adopted - which is not going to happen - than to use them for research."
Author: Mort Kondracke
34. "Wine is the refined jewel that only a grown woman will prefer to the sparkling trinkets adored by little girls."
Author: Muriel Barbery
35. "I once made up a story as a wedding present for some friends. It was about a couple who were given a story as a wedding present. It was not a reassuring story. Having made up the story, I decided that they'd probably prefer a toaster, so I got them a toaster, and to this day have not written the story down."
Author: Neil Gaiman
36. "I would prefer to live forever in perfect health, but if I must at some time leave this life, I would like to do so ensconced on a chaise longue, perfumed, wearing a velvet robe and pearl earrings, with a flute of champagne beside me and having just discovered the answer to the last problem in a British cryptic crossword."
Author: Olivia De Havilland
37. "Having occupied both sides of the podium, I greatly prefer no podium at all. Just a conversation between reader and author."
Author: Oran Kangas
38. "One prefers, of course, on all occasions to be stainless and above reproach, but, failing that, the next best thing is unquestionably to have got rid of the body."
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
39. "Leggere per me era evasione e conforto, era la mia consolazione, il mio stimolante preferito: leggere per il puro gusto della lettura, per il meraviglioso silenzio che ti circonda quando ascolti le parole di un autore riverberate dentro la tua testa"
Author: Paul Auster
40. "For a patrimonial state to be stable over time, it is best ruled with consent, at least with consent from the largest minority, if not from the majority. Instinctive obedience must be the norm, otherwise too much effort needs to be put into suppressing disaffection for the regime's wider aims to be achievable. Consent is, however, not always easy to obtain. The collective view of most societies is rather conservative: in the main people prefer to see the social arrangements of their youth perpetuated into their old age; they prefer that things be done in the time-honoured way; they are suspicious of novelty and resistant to change. Thus when radical action must be taken, for whatever reason, a great burden falls on the ruler, the father-figure, who has to overcome this social inertia and persuade his subjects to follow his lead. In order that his will shall prevail, he needs to generate huge respect, preferably adulation, and if at all possible sheer awe among his people."
Author: Paul Kriwaczek
41. "As an artist the nuance is your task. Your task is not to simplify. Even should you choose to write in the simplest way, a la Hemingway, the task remains to impart the nuance, to elucidate the complication, to imply the contradiction. Not to erase the contradiction, not to deny the contradiction, but to see where, within the contradiction, lies the tormented human being. To allow for the chaos, to let it in. You must let it in. Otherwise you produce propaganda, if not for a political party, a political movement, then stupid propaganda for life itself -- for life as it might itself prefer to be publicized."
Author: Philip Roth
42. "I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security."
Author: Pope Francis
43. "We . . . would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. – 2 Corinthians 5:8 NIV"
Author: Robert J. Morgan
44. "I've gotten to a place where I still love to play and sing, but I don't have any ego agenda left, outside of just wanting to stay in a creative place and play music. I much prefer to sing for somebody else, and to somebody else."
Author: Ryan Adams
45. "I prefer listening to talking, reading to socializing, and cozy chats to group settings."
Author: Susan Cain
46. "If you put a baseball and other toys in front of a baby, he'll pick up a baseball in preference to the others."
Author: Tris Speaker
47. "My preferred pastimes are conversation, reading, travel and writing, in that order."
Author: Truman Capote
48. "Sable knelt, studying her. "Will you come with me tonight as my guest? I'd prefer not to force you." She smiled. "And I'd prefer you dead."
Author: Veronica Rossi
49. "What Pascal overlooked was the hair-raising possibility that God might out-Luther Luther. A special area in hell might be reserved for those who go to mass. Or God might punish those whose faith is prompted by prudence. Perhaps God prefers the abstinent to those who whore around with some denomination he despises. Perhaps he reserves special rewards for those who deny themselves the comfort of belief. Perhaps the intellectual ascetic will win all while those who compromised their intellectual integrity lose everything.There are many other possibilities. There might be many gods, including one who favors people like Pascal; but the other gods might overpower or outvote him, à la Homer. Nietzsche might well have applied to Pascal his cutting remark about Kant: when he wagered on God, the great mathematician 'became an idiot."
Author: Walter Kaufmann
50. "Sense never fails to give them that have it, Words enough tomake them understood. It too often happens in some conversations,as in Apothecary Shops, that those Pots that are Empty, or haveThings of small Value in them, are as gaudily Dress'd as those thatare full of precious Drugs.They that soar too high, often fall hard, making a low and levelDwelling preferable. The tallest Trees are most in the Power of theWinds, and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune. Buildings haveneed of a good Foundation, that lie so much exposed to theWeather."
Author: William Penn

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