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1. "So you did get it?" I asked, suddenly babbling. "I wasn't sure. I mean, sometimes we don't get very good reception at school. But I guess you know that, living on a farm and all." Shut up, shut up, shut up .He smiled slowly. "Hunter, are you nervous?""Shut up.""Are you going to ask me to prom?" he teased."Shut up," I repeated, choking on a horrified laugh.He grinned. "I look pretty good in a tux."I rolled my eyes, suddenly comfortable again. "And you're so refreshingly modest."
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
2. "The UK public have repeatedly shown enormous generosity to those in need."
Author: Andrew Mitchell
3. "I didn't hear you, what did you say?" he asked smiling, knowing full well he heard me just fine."I – LOVE – YOU!" I repeated, emphasising each and every word. "Did you hear me now or would you like me to repeat it?""As often as possible, I would hope," he said, kissing me softly under the evening sky."
Author: Anna Lazaridis
4. "The neural basis for the self, as I see it, resides with the continuous reactivation of at least two sets of representations. One set concerns representations of key events in an individual's autobiography, on the basis of which a notion of identity can be reconstructed repeatedly, by partial activation in topologically organized sensory maps. ... In brief, the endless reactivation of updated images about our identity (a combination of memories of the past and of the planned future) constitutes a sizable part of the state of self as I understand it.The second set of representations underlying the neural self consists of the primordial representations of an individual's body ... Of necessity, this encompasses background body states and emotional states. The collective representation of the body constitute the basis for a "concept" of self, much as a collection of representations of shape, size, color, texture, and taste can constitute the basis for the concept of orange."
Author: Antonio R. Damasio
5. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
Author: Aristotle
6. "The priests will sell indulgence letters for fornication, for the breaking of vows, for shunning confession, for ignoring fasts, and, of course, for rescuing souls from purgatory. Purgatory," he repeated with a sneer. "This dread place exists, the Church teaches, for the cleansing of sinful man's soul after death, but the Church will gladly give you remission of years of your soul's agony there—for a price. Now, tell me this. If the Pope has the power to deliver a soul out of purgatory, why then can he not deliver it without money? And if he can deliver one soul, then why does he not deliver a thousand? Why not all? Let loose all the poor, tortured souls, and thus destroy purgatory." His fist punched the air. "I say the Pope is a tyrant if he keeps souls within purgatory's prison until men give him money!"
Author: Barbara Kyle
7. "I remember discussions with Bohr which went through many hours till very late at night and ended almost in despair; and when at the end of the discussion I went alone for a walk in the neighbouring park I repeated to myself again and again the question: Can nature possibly be so absurd as it seemed to us in these atomic experiments?"
Author: Bohr
8. "His embrace said all the things his lips could not or would not, they said you're safe and I will protect you maybe even some semblance of caring about me, however fucked up, but everything was fucked up. Through it all his lips only repeated, 'I made them pay'."
Author: C.J. Roberts
9. "UNICEF has repeatedly called on governments to ensure basic services for children and this includes providing food where the need exists."
Author: Carol Bellamy
10. "Finn stood, his narrow body unhinging at the waist. He handed the jar to Cat and smiled, but Cat grabbed the jar and pushed through the door, out into the cool, dampening night. The fireflies glowed again. She could hear them knocking against the glass. "How lovely," said Cat's father."Lovely," repeated Finn, as though the meaning of the word alluded him."
Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
11. "Morphic field. That's what it's called when a certain kind of energy pattern is repeated over and over until it creates something like an aura. This prison, for example. All of the hatred, ignorance, pain, humiliation, and greed constantly being put out by everyone here has created one hell of a negative morphic field. The thing about morphic fields is that they behave like magnets. Like attracts like. It draws more of the same energy to itself, and it touches everyone who comes here. The people who come to see me immediately feel disgust, anger, and repugnance for the kind of people they have to deal with here. It also explains why every new batch of guards who come to work here are a little more brutal and ignorant than the last. As the morphic field grows increasingly worse, it draws in the kind of people who resonate with it."
Author: Damien Echols
12. "Yes?" she asked, eyeing me guardedly.I struck out a hand and said "Shake."Arra stared at the hand, then into my unfocused eyes. "One good fight doesn't make you a warrior," she said."Shake!" I repeated angrily."And if I don't?" she asked."I'll get back up on the bars and fight you till you do," I growled.Arra studied me at length, then nodded and took my hand. "Power to you, Darren Shan," she said gruffly."Power," I repeated weakly, then fainted into her arms and knew no more till I came to in my hammock the next night."
Author: Darren Shan
13. "Glass & peace alike betray proof of fragility under repeated blows."
Author: David Mitchell
14. "Give two cooks the same ingredients and the same recipe; it is fascinating to observe how, like handwriting, their results differ. After you cook a dish repeatedly, you begin to understand it. Then you can reinvent it a bit and make it yours. A written recipe can be useful, but sometimes the notes scribbled in the margin are the key to a superlative rendition. Each new version may inspire improvisation based on fresh understanding. It doesn't have to be as dramatic as all that, but such exciting minor epiphanies keep cooking lively."
Author: David Tanis
15. "She overheard one of them shout, "This is Dr. Hartt's daughter!"Eve had no idea why those words came back to her at night. Over and over her brain repeated, "This is Dr. Hartt's daughter!"Not "Eve, we aren't showing a heartbeat on the baby."Not "David Statford was pronounced dead at the scene."Not "We can't stop the bleeding. She's hemorrhaging."Not "If the infection continues, we're not going to have any choice. Eve, we're recommending a hysterectomy."Maybe it was because she'd still had hope when she heard those words. Maybe because she'd thought she'd be protected since her father was a surgeon at the hospital where the ambulance took her."
Author: Debra Anastasia
16. "The problem (as I'd learned, repeatedly) was that thirty-six hours in, with your body in full revolt, and the remainder of your un-opiated life stretching out bleakly ahead of you like a prison corridor, you needed some fairly compelling reason to keep moving forward into darkness, rather than falling straight back into the gorgeous feather mattress you'd so foolishly abandoned."
Author: Donna Tartt
17. "...they discovered only a small asteroid inhabited by a solitary old man who claimed repeatedly that nothing was true, though he was later discovered to be lying."
Author: Douglas Adams
18. "Who wants to go to town?" demanded Daisy insistently.Gatsby's eyes floated toward her. "Ah," she cried, "you look so cool."Their eyes met, and they stared together at each other, alone in space. With an effort she glanced down at the table."You always look so cool," she repeated.She had told him that she loved him, and Tom Buchanan saw. His mouth opened a little and he looked at Gatsby and then back at Daisy as if he had just recognized her as someone he knew a long time ago."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
19. "A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, ‘Do it again' … Perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, ‘Do it again' to the sun; and every evening, ‘Do it again' to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but he has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we. The repetition in Nature may not be a mere recurrence; it may be a theatrical encore."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
20. "Memory results from a process of continual re-categorization which, by its nature, must be procedural and involve continual motor activity and repeated rehearsal."
Author: Gerald Edelman
21. "Then they wondered if there were men in the stars. Why not? And as creation is harmonious, the inhabitants of Sirius ought to be huge, those of Mars middle-sized, those of Venus very small. Unless it is the same everywhere. There are businessmen, police up there; people trade, fight, dethrone their kings. Some shooting stars suddenly slid past, describing a course in the sky like the parabola of a monstrous rocket. ‘My Word,' said Bouvard, ‘look at those worlds disappearing.' Pecuchet replied: ‘If our world in its turn danced about, the citizens of the stars would be no more impressed than we are now. Ideas like that are rather humbling.' ‘What is the point of it all?' ‘Perhaps there isn't a point.' ‘Yet…' and Pecuchet repeated the word two or three times, without finding anything more to say."
Author: Gustave Flaubert
22. "Yesterday I felt like shit, so I rode my bike around town and repeatedly grafittied "The revolution is not being televised" in paint pen. It was a "pointless" action, but it nonetheless healed me to do this. It was an act of love for that "hooligan" Arundhati Roy. It was an act of self-love. I don't expect it to change the world, but on the other hand, I know it will."
Author: Inga Muscio
23. "... you don't have to wait for someone to treat you bad repeatedly. All it takes is once, and if they get away with it that once, if they know they can treat you like that, then it sets the pattern for the future."
Author: Jane Green
24. "Interplanetary dust," I repeated, liking the feel of the words on my tongue."
Author: Jenny Han
25. "I want you to marry me, Thomas." Marcus' attention had weight and heat on every exposed, raw part of him. "We can get a license in a state where it's legal, have a ceremony wherever you want, however you want. And I don't are if there's no law for it on the books, it will be the law between you and me and whatever God there is. I want it to be impossible for us to leave each other without a hell of a lot of paperwork, ugly custody battles over furniture, whatever."I want to marry you," he repeated. "I want you to know that every morning when you wake up and see me that I want to be there, that I made an oath to be there. To stand by you. And that there's no one else for me. Not ever."
Author: Joey W. Hill
26. "There is one element in Christianity which was not borrowed from Paganism -- religious intolerance. Referring to Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, a writer on China says: 'Between the followers of the three national religions there is not only a total absence of persecution and bitter feeling, but a very great indifference as to which of them a man may belong.... Among the politer classes, when strangers meet, the question is asked: 'To what sublime religion do you belong,' and each one pronounces a eulogium, not on his own religion, but on that professed by the others, and concludes with the oft-repeated formula 'Religions are many; reason is one; we are all brothers."
Author: John E. Remsburg
27. "As I've said repeatedly, Republicans are very good at describing things in black and white; Democrats are very good at describing the 11 shades of gray."
Author: Joseph C. Wilson
28. "When the wave, equally suddenly, retreated, it left a void which resembled that of the morning, yet had a character of its own, because though the pattern was repeated it was in reverse order: the scattered schoolchildren who passed my window now were on their way home and there was something unrestrained and boisterous about them, whereas when they had walked past on their way to school in the morning they still bore the silent imprint of sleep and the innate wariness we feel toward things that have not yet begun."
Author: Karl Ove Knausgård
29. "Quiet," he repeated on a growl, "I'm about to fuck my wife and the only words I want her saying when I do it are ‘yes', ‘Tor', ‘my prince', ‘baby' and ‘oh my God'."
Author: Kristen Ashley
30. "His head dropped to watch his thumb move over my fingers as he muttered, "Naked, baby."My head twitched at his weird word."Pardon?"His eyes came to mine and he repeated, "Naked."I felt my brows draw together and I asked, "Naked?"He held my gaze even as he moved..."
Author: Kristen Ashley
31. "Without moving her head, she turned her dark eyes toward me and answered, "Jenna, you are different from all the others who seek me. You come to me with an unselfish heart." She paused and turned her head to match her eyes. "You seek to save someone and give up your own happiness in return."Save someone and give up my own happiness in return,I repeated again in my head, trying to understand what she meant."Ah, Jenna," she continued. "Don't let your mind worry you. Not everyone has happy endings."
Author: Laura Burks
32. "Why am I going?" he repeated, looking straight into her eyes. "You know that I am going in order to be where you are," said he. "I cannot do otherwise.""Not a word, not a movement of yours will I ever forget, nor can I..."
Author: Leo Tolstoy
33. "Chronically homeless means constantly homeless; it means repeatedly homeless."
Author: Linda Lingle
34. "Love is a kind of dementia with very precise and oft-repeated clinical symptoms. You blush in each other's presence, you both hover in places where you expect the other to pass, you are both a little tongue-tied, you both laugh inexplicably and too long, you become quite nauseatingly girlish, and he becomes quite ridiculously gallant. You have also grown a little stupid."
Author: Louis De Bernières
35. "I have said repeatedly that in this country we track library books better than we do sex offenders."
Author: Mark Foley
36. "There is no memory or retentive faculty based on lasting impression. What we designate as memory is but increased responsiveness to repeated stimuli."
Author: Nikola Tesla
37. "It's okay." Her voice broke, and she turned to Tereza. "It's okay," she repeated, swiping ahand under her nose, breathing deep. "So, hey. Do you get to keep the bullet?"She listened to her father's voice, and watched La Signora nod at her."Yeah, Theo's right here, shoving at me. Can I hit him? Too late," she responded. "I already did.Yeah, here he is."She passed the phone to her brother."You're a strong young woman," Tereza told her. "Your father should be very proud.""Make him come home, okay? Just make him come home." She walked into Pilar's arms and feltbetter for crying there."
Author: Nora Roberts
38. "What is word for good together living? Nobody shits in the well?"I laughed. "Civilization?"He nodded, splaying his fingers: amusement. "Yes," he said. "Speaking with hands is civilization.""But smiling is natural," I protested. "Everyone smiles.""Natural is not civilization," Tempi said. "Cooking meat is civilization. Washing off stink is civilization.""So in Ademre you always smile with hands?" I wished I knew the gesture for dismay."No. Smiling with face good with family. Good with some friend.""Why only family?"Tempi repeated his thumb-on-collarbone gesture again. "When you make this." He pressed his palm to the side of his face and blew air into it, making a great flatulent noise. "That is natural, but you do not make it near others. Rude. With family..." He shrugged. Amusement. "...civilization not important. More natural with family."
Author: Patrick Rothfuss
39. "It's amazing — and poignant — to think that Leonardo (da Vinci)did consider himself as something of a failure. He didn't believe that he had achieved everything he might have done. His notebooks have a repeated refrain: 'Tell me if I ever did a thing."
Author: Ross King
40. "Do you know how far the wall is from the mines?" He gave her blank look. She closed her eyes and sighed dramatically. "From my shaft, it was three hundred sixty-three feet. I had someone measure.""So?" Dorian repeated."Captain Westfall, how far do slaves make it from the mines when they try to escape?""Three feet," he muttered. "Endovier sentries usually shoot a man down before he's moved three feet."The Crown Prince's silence was not her desired effect. "You knew it was suicide," he said at last, the amusement gone. Perhaps it had been a bad idea to bring up the wall. "Yes."..."I never intended to escape."
Author: Sarah J. Maas
41. "What happened?" she breathed, staring at me."I got hit in the face with a pie," I said.Mags stopped, blinking. "You got...hit in the face with a pie," she repeated. "I...what? I'm sorry, but I've been in charge of this Library for a long time. I've seen a lot of really ridiculous things. I lived in Wales. And there is no way being hit with a pie should have turned you human.""It was a really evil pie," I said."
Author: Seanan McGuire
42. "Most Americans do not own passports. They're not a naturally curious people. If you were to lock an American for sixty years in an empty underground bunker which contained nothing but a woolly tea cosy, the American would not even be curious enough to be tempted to see if the tea cosy would make a serviceable hat. They're far more likely to arrest the tea cosy, intern it illegally in Guantanamo Bay, and then repeatedly anally rape it until such time that it admits that it was actually a member of an al-Qaeda training cell. Even though at the time of the alleged offence the tea cosy was actually working as a shop assistant in a branch of Currys in Wolverhampton."
Author: Stewart Lee
43. "Delly lost her temper at Peeta over how he treated you. She got very squeaky. It was like someone stabbing a mouse with a fork repeatedly."
Author: Suzanne Collins
44. "Mr. Tulip lived his life on that thin line most people occupy just before they haul off and hit someone repeatedly with a wrench."
Author: Terry Pratchett
45. "My trepidation was growing more terrible by the minute. "Why did you do this? Why have you brought me here?" "Why?" He repeated with a slow and heated appraisal that made me acutely, almost painfully, conscious of my sex. "Bon Dieu! Are you not woman enough to know?"
Author: Victoria Vane
46. "The Fever BirdThe fever bird sand out last night.I could not sleep, try as I might.My brain was split, my spirit raw.I looked into the garden, sawThe shadow of the amaltasShake slightly on the moonlit grassUnseen, the bird cried out its grief,Its lunacy, without relief:Three notes repeated closer, higher,Soaring, then sinking down like fireOnly to breathe the night and soar,As crazed, as desperate, as before.I shivered in the midnight heatAnd smelt the sweat that soaked my sheet.And now tonight I hear againThe call that skewers though my brain,The call, the brain-sick triple note--A cone of pain stuck inits throat.I am so tired I could weep.Mad bird, for God's sake let me sleepWhy do you cry like one possessed?When will you rest? When will you rest?Why wait each night till all but I Lie sleeping in the house, then cry?Why do you scream into my earWhat no one else but I can hear?"
Author: Vikram Seth
47. "The ones who refer to you repeatedly as ‘my friend' are most likely to betray you."
Author: Vikrant Parsai
48. "…she felt, more and more strongly, outside that eddy; or as if a shade had fallen, and robbed of colour, she saw things truly…Nothing seemed to have merged. They all sat separate. And the whole of the effort of merging and flowing and creating rested…and so, giving herself the little shake that one gives a watch that has stopped, the old familiar pulse began beating, as the watch begins ticking—one, two, three, one, two, three. And so on and so on, she repeated, listening to it, sheltering and fostering the still feeble pulse as one might guard a weak flame with a newspaper…life being now strong enough to bear her on again, she began all this business, as a sailor not without weariness sees the wind fill his sail and yet hardly wants to be off again and thinks how, had the ship sunk, he would have whirled round and round and found rest on the floor of the sea."
Author: Virginia Woolf
49. "If there's a proven track record, the odds are higher that success can be repeated. This is what we investors always hope for."
Author: Ziad K. Abdelnour
50. "It is an oft-repeated axiom that a person can learn a whole lot abouta society by how it treats its poor; but just as much may be learnedby looking at how that same society treats its rich. Indeed, the economicfuture of the poor—and our nation—will be determined in the coming decades by how we treat the people in this country who create great wealth. It will be determined by our understanding of theso-called rich and by our need to foster and protect this minority oftrue wealth creators."
Author: Ziad K. Abdelnour

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