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1. "--You're rather well read for a working-class girl, she said with her back to me.--Really? I've found that all my well-read friends are from the working class.--Oh my. Why do you think that is? The purity of poverty?--No. It's just that reading is the cheapest form of entertainment.--Sex is the cheapest form of entertainment.--Not in this house."
Author: Amor Towles
2. "Fuck you, CB! I'd rather you say "we beat the shit out of you because we can't stand you" than to say you're just "messing" with me! That implies light teasing or slight opprobrious behavior. I haven't had lunch in the cafeteria in two and half years for fear of going home with some part of it smeared across my shirt! I haven't been in a bathroom on campus since the time my head got slammed into the wall. I believe you were there."
Author: Beethoven Dog Sees God
3. "I would give relief from the first $10,000 of the payroll tax. I would allow small businesses to accelerate depreciation so they would have an incentive to buy now rather than defer. I would also give to the states $40 billion of relief."
Author: Bob Graham
4. "It is when we think we can act like God, that all respect is lost, and I think this is the downfall of peace. We lie if we say we do not see color and culture and difference. We fool ourselves and cheat ourselves when we say that all of us are the same. We should not want to be the same as others and we should not want others to be the same as us. Rather, we ought to glory and shine in all of our differences, flaunting them fabulously for all to see! It is never a conformity that we need! We need not to conform! What we need is to burst out into all these beautiful colors!"
Author: C. JoyBell C.
5. "Gareth's eyes slipped open. "You make me nervous when you do that." "Do what?" "Brood. Your brooding is rather loud." "Oh please. I was hardly—" His eyebrow rose. "Fine. I was brooding. It's not like you don't.""Mine is inherent to my romantic nature. Cloaks and castles." Adele threw up her hands. "That's it. You are forbidden to look at any more cheap books about yourself."
Author: Clay Griffith
6. "You can never recover from losing a person you love, but you can find a way to let it be part of your life rather than letting it take over every part of you"
Author: Darien Gee
7. "It's not that parents love their children less than in generations past. It's that they no longer receive consistent societal support for the belief that parenting is their highest priority...TV messages championed rather then detracted from wholesome ideals... maybe "the old days" before the societal changes of the '60s weren't perfect, but they allowed a bevy of family-friendly forces to surround parents with encouragement for their mission..."
Author: Diane Medved
8. "A thousand times rather face the wild hordes of the dead sea bottoms than meet the eyes of this beautiful young girl and tell her the thing that I must tell her."
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs
9. "It is our hope that in future discussions with the Mexican government, you will encourage Mexico to do its part to address illegal immigration rather than encourage their citizens to illegally enter the U.S."
Author: Elton Gallegly
10. "It's a messy business--being alive. But I'd rather have this short time with those I love than have an easy time. We forget about the things we saw that morning,and we choose to build a bigger sandcastle."
Author: Emm Cole
11. "He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes his handiwork, but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment, in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants."
Author: Friedrich August Von Hayek
12. "Besides, Mrs. Quesnt, did it never occur to you that we are not changing at all-that rather, we are simply becoming more ourselves?"
Author: Galen Beckett
13. "When you have experienced the depth of your inner self, the idea of enlightenment is no longer a goal to strive towards, but rather an attitude to maintain."
Author: Gary Hopkins
14. "From "Caleb's Crossing"--This is an excellent thought about family though it doesn't apply to me. I am lucky in my brothers."Now, of all times in my life, did I wish Caleb truly was my brother, rather than that selfish, imperious, weak-willed soul to whom fate had shackled me."
Author: Geraldine Brooks
15. "Now the choices you make are not about finding your path. Rather, they are choices to open the path you have found."
Author: Ilchi Lee
16. "My conception of New York City came from rap music. I envisioned it as a place where people shot each other on the street and got away with it; no one walked on the streets, rather people drove in their sports cars looking for nightclubs and for violence."
Author: Ishmael Beah
17. "Ah! Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans! I was unfortunate enough in my youth to come across a vomit-flavored one, and since then I'm afraid I've rather lost my liking for them — but I think I'll be safe with a nice toffee, don't you?"He smiled and popped the golden-brown bean into his mouth."Alas! Ear wax!"
Author: J.K. Rowling
18. "It was indeed a long wait, well over two hours. I sat in the car and listened to the radio and tried to picture, bite by bite, what it was like to eat a medianochesandwich: the crackle of the bread crust, socrisp and toasty it scratches the inside of your mouth as you bite down. Then the first taste of mustard, followed by the soothing cheese and the salt of the meat. Next bite—a piece of pickle. Chew it all up; let the flavors mingle. Swallow. Take a big sip of Iron Beer (pronounced Ee-roan Bay-er, and it's a soda). Sigh. Sheer bliss. I would rather eat than do anything else except play with the Passenger. It's a true miracle of genetics that I am not fat."
Author: Jeff Lindsay
19. "But these gains in freedom for both men and women often seem like a triumph of subtraction rather than addition. Over time, writes Coontz, Americans have come to define liberty "negatively, as lack of dependence, the right not to be obligated to others. Independence came to mean immunity from social claims on one's wealth or time." If this is how you conceive of liberty—as freedom from obligation—then the transition to parenthood is a dizzying shock. Most Americans are free to choose or change spouses, and the middle class has at least a modicum of freedom to choose or change careers. But we can never choose or change our children. They are the last binding obligation in a culture that asks for almost no other permanent commitments at all."
Author: Jennifer Senior
20. "As a human being, you know that there are some days when you'd rather not talk to anybody - but I can't really do that anymore without appearing rude."
Author: Jim Parsons
21. "His mother understood my illness immediately, that it was my world rather than myself that was diseased."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
22. "Playing a plainer role means everything is dependent on the credentials of the actor, not the fact that they are as pretty as Julia Roberts. People start to look at their talent rather than their appearance. And playing the ugly part often means less time in the make-up chair, which is a great benefit on set."
Author: Laura Carmichael
23. "She would rather be alone in her room than alone in the midst of a celebration she was not a part of."
Author: Malinda Lo
24. "But what revealed to me all of a sudden the Princess's love was a trifling incident upon which I shall not dwell here, for it forms part of quite another story, in which M. de Charlus allowed a Queen to die rather than miss an appointment with the hairdresser who was to singe his hair for the benefit of an omnibus conductor who filled him with alarm."
Author: Marcel Proust
25. "I'd rather be in a tent than in a house."
Author: Mary Leakey
26. "My mother has told me once and for all the useful parts. She will add nothing unless powered by necessity, a riverbank that guides her life. She plants vegetable gardens rather than lawns; she carries the odd-shaped tomatoes home from the field and eats food left for the gods."
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
27. "I'd rather be in love and have a baby than have a movie."
Author: Mila Kunis
28. "One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results."
Author: Milton Friedman
29. "I'd rather be a kid and play with paper planes, than be a man and play with a woman's heart."
Author: Niall Horan
30. "Shouldn't we rather recognize that each person is a sort of unconscious anthology of all epochs of man; and that he may at times be moving simultaneously among different epochs?"
Author: Nick Joaquín
31. "I'd always much rather be second choice on anything because it makes you work harder."
Author: Noel Clarke
32. "I will miss it so," she said beside him. "This hell of a place, I will miss it so much. This fat body, walking mud puddle, deceived by everything, this impossible, ruinous accident of a world, these people who would truly rather hurt one another than eat—oh, there is nothing, nothing, nothing I would not do to stay here ten minutes longer. Oh, I will leave claw marks, I will drag mountains and forests away under my fingernails when I am dragged off. Such a stupid way to feel. I will be all dirty from clutching at this stupid planet, and the gods will laugh at me."
Author: Peter S. Beagle
33. "I'd rather sell 10,000 records that represent me than 2 million that don't represent me at all."
Author: Phillip Phillips
34. "I would rather excel in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and possessions."
Author: Plutarch
35. "The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency."
Author: Pope John Paul II
36. "In marriage, the point is not to achieve a rapid union by tearing down and toppling all boundaries. Rather, in a good marriage, each person appoints the other to be the guardian of his solitude and thus shows him the greatest faith he can bestow."
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
37. "Hope," Frank grumbled. "I'd rather have a few good weasels."
Author: Rick Riordan
38. "It's about knowing who you are, what you stand for, and then having the courage to be yourself—in every situation rather than only when it's convenient. It's about being real, consistent, and congruent so who you are on the inside is reflected by the way you perform on the outside."
Author: Robin S. Sharma
39. "The good news, as Jesus proclaims it, is not just an evacuation plan to rescue people from earth or the sufferings of the afterlife, transporting them to heaven. Rather, it is a revolutionary strategy to redeem the sufferings of earth by putting the rule and reign of heaven inside of people."
Author: Ronnie McBrayer
40. "If I go on a diet and work out, I'm always in a bad mood. I'd rather be a little heavier but nice."
Author: Salma Hayek
41. "Disease. Filth. Waste. Crime. Brutality. What's there to like? (Solin)There's brutality on Olympus. (Arik)True. But I hate humanity as much as I hate the gods. Both groups are selfish bastards bent on destroying everything around them. They were given a perfect world and rather than enjoy it, they'd rather destroy it and each other. Excuse me if I don't look at them with love in my eyes but rather scorn in my heart. (Solin)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
42. "If a man talks like a woman, what is there to believe about this man? I'd rather listen to the woman who thinks and talks like a man."
Author: Sofia Ann
43. "The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays."
Author: SOREN KIERKEGAARD
44. "Our focus is on outputs rather than inputs."
Author: Stephen Cambone
45. "Vimes had once discussed the Ephebian idea of ‘democracy' with Carrot, and had been rather interested in the idea that everyone had a vote until he found out that while he, Vimes, would have a vote, there was no way in the rules that anyone could prevent Nobby Nobbs from having one as well. Vimes could see the flaw there straight away."
Author: Terry Pratchett
46. "It looks rather ordinary," said the Snork. "Unless you consider that a top hat is always somewhat extraordinary, of course."
Author: Tove Jansson
47. "The answer is good things only happen to you if you're good. Good? Honest is more what I mean... Be anything but a coward, a pretender, an emotional crook, a whore: I'd rather have cancer than a dishonest heart."
Author: Truman Capote
48. "Entertainers wrongly assume that their fame, money, and influence arise from broad knowledge rather than natural talent, looks, or mastery of a narrow skill."
Author: Victor Davis Hanson
49. "Isn't it true (I thought), that one is almost never present, or rather never fully present, and that's because we have only a halfhearted, chaotic and slipshod, disgraceful and vile relationship with out surroundings."
Author: Witold Gombrowicz
50. "It is a rather risky matter to discuss a happiness that has no need of words."
Author: Yukio Mishima

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