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1. "His heart beat so rapidly it might burst; he kept telling himself everything was fine so long as he remained a giraffe."
Author: Andrew Sturm
2. "Nature seems to exult in abounding radicality, extremism, anarchy. If we were to judge nature by its common sense or likelihood, we wouldn't believe the world existed. In nature, improbabilities are the one stock in trade. The whole creation is one lunatic fringe...No claims of any and all revelations could be so far-fetched as a single giraffe."
Author: Annie Dillard
3. "My childhood was really comfortable and secure, but school was a nightmare. I was a lot taller than the other girls and they called me Gitte the giraffe."
Author: Brigitte Nielsen
4. "Yes Yeswhen God created love he didn't help most when God created dogs He didn't help dogs when God created plants that was average when God created hate we had a standard utility when God created me He created me when God created the monkey He was asleep when He created the giraffe He was drunk when He created narcotics He was high and when He created suicide He was low when He created you lying in bed He knew what He was doing He was drunk and He was high and He created the mountains and the sea and fire at the same time He made some mistakes but when He created you lying in bed He came all over His Blessed Universe."
Author: Charles Bukowski
5. "As Ummon and the other Masters teach, it explains why the giraffe evolved a long neck but never why the other animals did not. It explains why humankind evolved to intelligence, but not why the tree near the front gate refused to."
Author: Dan Simmons
6. "What is the answer, Evan?" Ms Granger asked.Giraffe, I wanted to answer. It was on the tip of my tongue. Giraffe.This was in math class,"
Author: David Levithan
7. "Sure. Happy to do it,' I say. In terms of level of truthfulness, that statement would rank with something like, 'Damn, I'm going to be traveling to Saturn that day to go giraffe hunting."
Author: David Rosenfelt
8. "I have family in Tanzania. I can't even explain the joy of riding through the Tanzania national park and seeing giraffes run across the road and elephants over in a pond and baboons running."
Author: Emanuel Cleaver
9. "You can't always write a chord ugly enough to say what you want to say, so sometimes you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whipped cream."
Author: Frank Zappa
10. "Ever you retreat from others rather than risk discovering they hold you in poor esteem. Yet by that, you also fail to learn how often you are adored. When a man chooses to risk himself, Mr. Rafferdy, he may indeed have his fingers nipped. But he may reap great rewards as well."
Author: Galen Beckett
11. "You know, Mr. Rafferdy, a picture is very nice to look at...yet in the end, it is far better to see a place for yourself, don't you think? For no matter how well a picture is painted or a scene is described, you can't really know what something is truly like, not unless you go there yourself."
Author: Galen Beckett
12. "A few hours later, lying on a mat during rest time, Vladimir embraced the tiny curled-up creature beside him, his first best buddy, just as Mother had promised. Maybe tomorrow they could go to the Piskaryovka mass grave together with their grandmothers and lay flowers for their dead. Maybe they would even be inducted into the Red Pioneers side by side. What good fortune that he and Lionya were so alike and that neither of them had siblings...Now they would have each other! It was as if Mother had created someone just for him, as if she had guessed how lonely he had been in his sick bed with his stuffed giraffe, the months spinning away in twilight gloom until it was June again, time to go down to sunny Yalta to watch the Black Sea dolphins jump for joy."
Author: Gary Shteyngart
13. "I'm no more modern than ancient, no more French than Chinese, and the idea of a native country, that is to say, the imperative to live on one bit of ground marked red or blue on the map and to hate the other bits in green or black, has always seemed to me narrow-minded, blinkered and profoundly stupid. I am a soul brother to everything that lives, to the giraffe and to the crocodile as much as to man."
Author: Gustave Flaubert
14. "The distinctive features of the world's civilisations are not simply and solely the giraffe and the city of Rome, as the children may perhaps have been led to imagine on the first evening, but also the elephant and the country of Denmark, beside many other things. Yes, everyday brought its new animal and its new country, its new kings and its new gods, its quota of those tough little figures which seem to have no significance, but are nevertheless endowed with a life and a value of their own, and may be added together or subtracted from one another at will. And finally poetry, which is grater than any country ; poetry with its bright palaces."
Author: Halldór Laxness
15. "Wie jede Blüte welkt und jede Jugend Dem Alter weicht, blüht jede Lebensstufe, Blüht jede Weisheit auch und jede Tugend Zu ihrer Zeit und darf nicht ewig dauern. Es muß das Herz bei jedem Lebensrufe Bereit zum Abschied sein und Neubeginne, Um sich in Tapferkeit und ohne Trauern In andre, neue Bindungen zu geben. [...] Wir sollen heiter Raum um Raum durchschreiten, An keinem wie an einer Heimat hängen, Der Weltgeist will nicht fesseln uns und engen, Er will uns Stuf' um Stufe heben, weiten. Kaum sind wir heimisch einem Lebenskreise Und traulich eingewohnt, so droht Erschlaffen; Nur wer bereit zu Aufbruch ist und Reise, Mag lähmender Gewöhnung sich entraffen. [...]"
Author: Hermann Hesse
16. "Il signor Palomar, continuando a osservare le giraffe in corsa, si rende conto d'una complicata armonia che comanda quel trepestio disarmonico, d'una proporzione interna che lega tra loro le più vistose sproporzioni anatomiche, d'una grazia naturale che vien fuori da quelle movenze sgraziate. L'elemento unificatore è dato dalle macchie del pelo, disposte in figure irregolari ma omogenee, dai contorni netti e angolosi; esse si accordano come un esatto equivalente grafico ai movimenti segmentati dell'animale. Più che di macchie si dovrebbe parlare d'un manto nero la cui uniformità è spezzata da nervature chiare che s'aprono seguendo un disegno a losanghe: una discontinuità di pigmentazione che già annuncia la discontinuità dei movimenti.A questa punto la bambina del signor Palomar, che si è stancata da un pezzo di guardare le giraffe, lo trascina verso la grotta dei pinguini. Il signor Palomar, cui i pinguini dànno angoscia, la segue a malincuore..."
Author: Italo Calvino
17. "Another Thing I'm Sick of Hearing:If I started that gay rights group, I must be gay.So if i start an animal rights group,what does that make me?A giraffe?"
Author: James Howe
18. "The tall form of the young professor of mental science discussing on the landing a case of conscience with his class like a giraffe cropping high leafage among a herd of antelopes"
Author: James Joyce
19. "And here's the good part: He got a tongue could measure twenty-one inches. Bet Mrs. Giraffe likes that one."
Author: Janet Evanovich
20. "He was part of a ruined generation of young men coddled by their parents -by their mothers especially- raised on unearned self-esteem, in a bubble of overaffection, in a sad incubator of phony achievement."
Author: Jess Walter
21. "We transported eight giraffes, and there are now nine because one gave birth to a male shortly afterwards. They carry their pregnancies very well-they all looked the same."
Author: Joanna Lumley
22. "It's an incredibly difficult thing to bring a giraffe down. They can kill a lion with a single blow from their feet."
Author: Joanna Lumley
23. "I have a toy giraffe on my bed. I've got photographs over my desk as well as a mask of a giraffe in my kitchen. I am totally hooked."
Author: Joanna Lumley
24. "NASA space scientists have been studying giraffe skin so they can apply what they learn from it to the construction of spacesuits."
Author: Joanna Lumley
25. "Evolution is so creative. That's how we got giraffes."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
26. "I have seen giraffes in junglejimstheir necks like lovewound around the iron circumstances of the world."
Author: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
27. "I also thought about that seminar classmate on Adam's ninth birthday. Adam had insisted on going to a pizza-and-games arcade for his party. The only person he'd invited besides his sisters was someone I'll call Lonnie, whom Adam claimed to be his girlfriend. Although I had often heard Adam sing about Lonnie, I had never met her, or seen Adam interact with any girl. I was afraid that he would start humping her leg the second she came in range. These were fears I'd sustained since before he was born; I though all people with Down syndrome were grossly overaffectionate. I was grossly wrong."
Author: Martha N. Beck
28. "Time often is forgiving and dismissive of the influences, because they recede. We look at Sgt. Pepper and we go "wow! How did they ever think that up?" but of course, if you got into Paul McCartney's bedroom, found his record collection at the time, you would find out. But the clues are gone. It's like evolution: there are certain pure situations that hang around longer, but the ones that got them there don't have time to leave fossils. We have a giraffe, we have a horse. But where's the horse with the long neck? The link species disappear."
Author: Michka Assayas
29. "God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things."
Author: Pablo Picasso
30. "Rafferty gripped his brother's shoulder and pushed him in the direction of his wife. She was rolling on the fresh-turned earth of Charlie's grave now, and her cries were no longer human. "Go hold her. Go on, even if she fights you, but, dammit, hold her." Go on, brother, before I do, because if I do, you ain't ever getting her back."
Author: Penelope Williamson
31. "«Ai tempi di mio nonno» dice il generale «si metteva una pinta di vino davanti a ogni invitato. Era la dose che toccava a ciascuno. Una pinta, un litro e mezzo. "Vino da tavola" veniva chiamato. Mio padre raccontava che si metteva del vino da tavola in caraffe di cristallo anche davanti agli invitati del re. Una per ciascuno degli ospiti. Ecco perché si chiamava vino da tavola: perché stava lì e si poteva berne a volontà. I vini di qualità venivano serviti a parte. Questa era la regola che vigeva per le bevande alla mensa del re»."
Author: Sándor Márai
32. "Well as giraffes say, you don't get no leaves unless you stick your neck out."
Author: Sid Waddell
33. "What's with all the cheering over the apocalypse, anyway? Oh, yay, we get to kill poor helpless humans.""The excitement over the apocalypse had nothing to do with humans.""Could have fooled me.""Humans are incidental.""Killing and destroying an entire species is incidental?" I can't help but sound like I'm accusing him (Raffe), even though I know he wasn't part of the plan to wipe us out.Or at least, I think he wasn't personally involved, but I don't really know that, do I?"Your people have been doing it to all kinds of species.""That's not the same.""Why not?"
Author: Susan Ee
34. "NO!" Raffe grips me as if he can bind my soul to my body. An upside-down view of the doorway shows up in my field of vision. Smoke waft through it. Although the pain obscures Raffe's warmth, I feel the presure of his hug, the rocking of our bodies back and forth as he repeats the word, "No."
Author: Susan Ee
35. "How long did you resist?" asks Uriel. "Did you push her away? Did you tell her she meant no more to you than any other animal? Oh, Raffe, did she die thinking you didn't care about her? How tragic. That must just tear you to pieces." Raffe looks up with murder in his eyes. "Don't. Talk. About. Her."
Author: Susan Ee
36. "My only thought is that I am not going to end up truly dead this time in Raffe's arms. I am not going to be one more wound on his soul."
Author: Susan Ee
37. "I shove the wooden debris out of the way until I see the smudged face of the teddy bear. "There she is." I carefully pull out the bear and sword. I proudly flip the bridal veil skirt to show him the scabbard. Raffe stares at the disguised sword for a second before commenting. "Do you know how many kills this sword has?" "It's a perfect disguise, Raffe." "This sword is not just an angel sword. She's an archangel sword. Better than an angel sword, in case that's not clear. She intimidates the other angel swords"
Author: Susan Ee
38. "I kick him in the face point blank with my high heel.He wasn't expecting that.The Angel flies back off the stage."It really is you,"says Raffe."
Author: Susan Ee
39. "She sees me once in a guy's arms and she has us married already. I wonder what Raffe would think of my mom being his mother-in-law."
Author: Susan Ee
40. "At least the angels didn't have the sense of humor to take over the neighboring Angel Island instead. That's something Raffe probably would have done if he had been in charge."
Author: Susan Ee
41. "She [Anita] turns back to Raffe, her face melting into a radiant smile. She puts her hand on his arm as he's about to take off his pants.And that's all the excuse I need.I grab the sudsy shirt out of the gray water and throw it at her.It makes a plop noise when it lands on her face, wrapping around her hair. Her perfect hair clumps into a stringy mass, and her mascara smears as the cloth slides wetly down her blouse. She emits a high-pitched squeal that turns every head within earshot."Oh, I'm sorry," I say in a sugary voice. "Did you not like that? I thought that's what you wanted. I mean, why else would you be putting your paws on my man?"
Author: Susan Ee
42. "-¿Cómo te llamas?Mis amigos me llaman Ira —dice Raffe—. Mis enemigos me llaman Por Favor Ten Piedad."
Author: Susan Ee
43. "How sad. A leader bereft of followers. An angel with severed wings. A warrior without a sword." Beliel circles Raffe like a shark as he taunts him. "You have nothing left.""He has me," I say."
Author: Susan Ee
44. "Raffe looks over at the bloody knife in my hand. "If I still had any doubts that it was you, that would do it"
Author: Susan Ee
45. "Raffe looks like someone just broke his heart."
Author: Susan Ee
46. "I don't have kind memories of you, Raffe, in case you'd forgotten. After all this time, you show up in my life again with no warning. Making demands. Insulting me by flaunting your human toy in my presence. Why should I do this for you instead of sounding the alarm and letting everybody know you had the nerve to come back?"
Author: Susan Ee
47. "Elephants, it turns out, are surprisingly stealthy. As the sunlight fades, other species declare their presence. Throngs of zebras and wildebeests thunder by in the distance, trailing dust clouds. Cape buffalo snort and raise their horns and position themselves in front of their young. Giraffes stare over treetops, their huge brown eyes blinking, then lope away in seeming slow motion. But no elephants."
Author: Thomas French
48. "So you don't think the government is responsible for anything?" "Oh, it's responsible," Rafferty says. "It's responsible for the sloppiness and imprecision of the War on Terror, for example. It's responsible for taking people's tax dollars and spending the country into debt on useless wars and pointless pork projects to buy votes. It's responsible for bailing out the banks instead of standing up for the people the banks cheated. It's responsible for plenty,"
Author: Timothy Hallinan
49. "If you took the city of Tokyo and turned it upside down and shook it you would be amazed at the animals that fall out: badgers, wolves, boa constrictors, crocodiles, ostriches, baboons, capybaras, wild boars, leopards, manatees, ruminants, in untold numbers. There is no doubt in my mind that that feral giraffes and feral hippos have been living in Tokyo for generations without seeing a soul."
Author: Yann Martel
50. "The thing about owls is that they do sort of have this facial disc, which is unlike any other bird. They kind of have a face, more than like a dog or a giraffe. They have this weird, alien face that you can actually make expressive."
Author: Zack Snyder

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