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1. "Preston smirked. "You're gonna have to stop calling me things like ‘gorgeous' and ‘beautiful.' I'm gonna get a complex. Why can't I be ‘sexy,' or maybe ‘irresistible'?"
Author: Abbi Glines
2. "When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist."
Author: Akhenaton
3. "All resistance is a rupture with what is. And every rupture begins, for those engaged in it, through a rupture with oneself."
Author: Alain Badiou
4. "I have a profound resistance to the idea that a reader could say, 'Oh, well, that's her story.' We should all be interested, no matter where we come from, or who our parents are. It's not my province; it's ours. These questions concern us all."
Author: Anne Michaels
5. "A 'god' who's will is resisted, designs frustrated, and purpose checkmated, possesses no title to Deity."
Author: Arthur W. Pink
6. "North Korea invites parody. We laugh at the excesses of the propaganda and the gullibility of the people. But consider that their indoctrination began in infancy, during the fourteen-hour days spent in factory day-care centers; that for the subsequent fifty years, every song, film, newspaper article, and billboard was designed to deify Kim Il-sung; that the country was hermetically sealed to keep out anything that might cast doubt on Kim Il-sung's divinity. Who could possibly resist?"
Author: Barbara Demick
7. "It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour."
Author: Charles Dickens
8. "Sitting cross-legged on her bed, I watch her take out her gear. She's been smoking so much the room stinks of it. Over the last few weeks, I've seen her do it so often I've resisted the urge. It's surreal, like I'm watching me from outside my body. My willpower is fragile at the best of times, but my resolve is always weaker in the evening.I feel a dread and a revulsion for what I'm about to do, but there's a stronger feeling, an unutterable longing. I crack.‘Give us a line,' I say."
Author: Christine Lewry
9. "Ordinarily, of course, I thought it best to remain inconspicuous, but the gesture had a certain irresistable theatricaility, and an inevitablility. Sometimes you can feel the pull of what other people want from you, and you sacrifice yourself, you risk seeming odd or sunsavory, to keep them entertained."
Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
10. "I was treating the past as if it could be mined for clues, for reasons.But the past resists that.It holds too much evidence of too many things."
Author: David Levithan
11. "The more I dim my eyes over print and frazzle my brain over abstract ideas, the more I appreciate the delight of being basically an animal wrapped in a sensitive skin: sex, the resistance of rock, the taste and touch of snow, the feel of the sun, good wine and a rare beefsteak and the company of friends around a fire with a guitar and lousy old cowboy songs. Despair: I'll never be a scholar, never be a decent good Christian. Just a hedonist, a pagan, a primitive romantic"
Author: Edward Abbey
12. "I write as if I were drunk. It is a process of intuition rather than placing myself above my story like a puppeteer pulling strings. For me, it's a scary, chaotic process over which I have little control. Words demand other words, characters resist me."
Author: Elif Safak
13. "Y por primera vez en mi vida, la salida fue la de la fe . Esta fe llegaba del saber profundo de que yo disponía de la suficiente fuerza y del coraje como para poder sufrir sola esta agonía y la certeza de que nunca se nos da más de lo que podemos aguantar. De pronto comprendí que sólo tenía que cesar en mi lucha, transformar mi resistencia en sumisión y decir sencillamente "si"."
Author: Elisabeth Kübler Ross
14. "Evidentemente, soy muy ignorante, la verdad es esa, y es muy triste para mi, pero esto supone una ventaja: El ignorante osa a más cosas. También estoy preparado para soportar todavía un poco la ignorancia y sus consecuencias -malas, de acuerdo- tanto como resistan mis fuerzas."
Author: Franz Kafka
15. "In most of the European countries - France stands out in its resistance to this particular form of American cultural imperialism - the national film industries were forced onto the defensive after the war by such binding agreements."
Author: Fredric Jameson
16. "I call myself the last philosopher, because I am the last man. No one speaks with me but myself, and my voice comes to me like the voice of a dying man! Let me associate for but one hour more with you, dear voice, with you, the last trace of the memory of all human happiness. With you I escape loneliness through self-delusion and lie myself into multiplicity and love. For my heart resists the belief that love is dead. It cannot bear the shudder of the loneliest loneliness, and so it forces me to speak as if I were two."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
17. "His mysterious resources had awakened in her a curiosity that was difficult to resist, but she had never imagined that curiosity was one of the many masks of love."
Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
18. "Disbelief is more resistant than faith because it is sustained by the senses."
Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
19. "The degree of liberty or tyranny in any government is in large degree a reflection of the relative determination of the subjects to be free and their willingness and ability to resist efforts to enslave them."
Author: Gene Sharp
20. "It's necessary that everyone does his duty and works in his place - devotes himself to constructing a body of fundamental values - against the common enemy - in a network of active, supple, inderdependent, and confederated resistance - present on every front, at the level of Europe - with the aim of concentrating all the energies of the combatants."
Author: Guillaume Faye
21. "Thomas Cromwell is now about fifty years old. He has a labourer's body, stocky, useful, running to fat. He has black hair, greying now, and because of his impermeable skin, which seems designed to resist rain as well as sun, people sneer that his father was an Irishman, though really he was a brewer and a blacksmith at Putney, a shearsman too, a man with a finger in every pie, a scrapper and a brawler, a drunk and a bully, a man often hauled before the justices for punching someone, for cheating someone. How the son of such a man has achieved his present eminence is a question all Europe asks."
Author: Hilary Mantel
22. "Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I've met people who don't want to try for fear of failing."
Author: J.K. Rowling
23. "?Entre las historias de dolor y de ruina que nos llegaron de la oscuridad de aquel entonces, hay sin embargo algunas en las que en medio del llanto resplandece la alegría, y a la sombra de la muerte hay una luz que resiste…"
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
24. "A person could resist popular belief and stand up for personal principles, and though there may be consequences, not everything would necessarily be lost. In fact, something important might be gained, if only within oneself."
Author: Jean M. Auel
25. "To let go means to give up coercing, resisting, or struggling, in exchange for something more powerful and wholesome which comes out of allowing things to be as they are without getting caught up in your attraction to or rejection of them, in the intrinsic stickiness of wanting, of liking and disliking."
Author: Jon Kabat Zinn
26. "Hemos soñado el mundo. Lo hemos soñado resistente, misterioso, visible, ubicuo en el espacio y firme en el tiempo; pero hemos consentido en su arquitectura tenues y eternos insterticios de sinrazón para saber que es falso."
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
27. "Sola scriptura means at least this: that the church's proclamation is always subject to potential correction from the canon. It is for this reason that we resist simply collapsing the text into the tradition of its interpretation and performance."
Author: Kevin J. Vanhoozer
28. "It becomes a giant's task to compute the result when the effect of cross seas, wind at all angles and ever varying force, arched surfaces, head resistance, ratio of weight to area, and the intelligence of the guiding power crop up."
Author: Lawrence Hargrave
29. "Where are we going?" Annabelle asked, resisting his hold on her wrist."To the house. If they're not willing to be witnesses, then it seems I'll have to debauch you in front of someone else."
Author: Lisa Kleypas
30. "The donkey nibbled on his butt. "What the hell!" Leaping a foot, Ozzie jerked around. The donkey was right THERE, not two inches from him, his ears laid back and his big brown eyes soulful. How had the damned thing moved so silently? "He's just being friendly." Marci shared that special smile that felt like a caress. "He likes you." Appalled, Ozzie said, "He likes my ass." And he backed out of the donkey's reach. "I do, too." No, no, no. He wasn't about to touch that one. "It'd help if you'd just be quiet, Marci." Unaffected by his dark mood, she laughed. "Lighten up, Osbourne. It's not my fault, or the donkey's that you have such an irresistible bod."-Osbourne and Marcie"
Author: Lori Foster
31. "An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so. Now the law of nonviolence says that violence should be resisted not by counter-violence but by nonviolence. This I do by breaking the law and by peacefully submitting to arrest and imprisonment."
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
32. "Southerners can never resist a losing cause."
Author: Margaret Mitchell
33. "What is this love that endures decades, passes on sleep, and resists death to give one kiss? Call it agape love, a love that bears a semblance of God's."
Author: Max Lucado
34. "To fly we have to have resistance."
Author: Maya Lin
35. "In place of practising wholesome self-abnegation, we ever make the wish the father to the thought: we receive as friendly that which agrees with, we resist with dislike that which opposes us; whereas the very reverse is required by every dictate of common sense."
Author: Michael Faraday
36. "Weeds do become resistant to herbicides, and it needs to be managed with multiple herbicides."
Author: Nina Fedoroff
37. "Why do I find it irresistible when you tell me to go to hell so politely?"
Author: Nora Roberts
38. "We are punished for our refusals. Every impulse that we strive to strangle broods in the mind and poisons us. The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification. Nothing remains then but the recollection of a pleasure, or the luxury of a regret. The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful. It has been said that the great events of the world take place in the brain. It is in the brain, and the brain only, that the great sins of the world take place also."
Author: Oscar Wilde
39. "Whatever the source of emotion that drives me to create, I want to give it a form which has some connection with the visible world, even if it is only to wage war on that world....I want my paintings to be able to defend themselves to resist the invader, just as though there were razor blades on all surfaces so no one could touch them without cutting his hands."
Author: Pablo Picasso
40. "Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist."
Author: Plutarch
41. "I was about to say that we all hurt the ones we love. That we can't help it and that for some reason, we're just defective like that. Maybe because those we love most bring out the very best and the worst in us, and in some twisted way, we resist that magic."
Author: Rachael Wade
42. "The people who need us the most are drawn to us, no matter how we try to outrun them. They find us and eventually they heal us, no matter how resistant we are."
Author: S.E. Jakes
43. "Thomas finally tired of playing with me mentally and moved into phase two of his obsession to rid himself of me. I was informed continually that resistance would be futile, and there was no way to escape"
Author: Sara Niles
44. "What woman could resist a handsome, wealthy, powerful, nice man who was also just a tiny bit broken inside? It meant that in spite of him seemingly having everything, there was something he still needed from me."
Author: Shanna Swendson
45. "Someone had my number and they started text-stalking me. I've never replied to them. It was tempting to write back, but I resisted."
Author: Sophie Ellis Bextor
46. "The more resistance you experience, the more important your unmanifested art/project/enterprise is to you - and the more gratification you will fell when you finally do it."
Author: Steven Pressfield
47. "Again: there is nothing inherently superior about resistance. All our claims for the righteousness of resistance rest on the rightness of the claim that the resisters are acting in the name of justice. And the justice of the cause does not depend on, and is not enhanced by, the virtue of those who make the assertion. It depends first and last on the truth of a description of a state of affairs that is, truly, unjust and unnecessary."
Author: Susan Sontag
48. "We never know the quality of someone else's life, though we seldom resist the temptation to assume and pass judgement."
Author: Tami Hoag
49. "On résiste à l'invasion des armées; on ne résiste pas à l'invasion des idées.(One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas.)"
Author: Victor Hugo
50. "For many great deeds are accomplished in times of squalid struggle. There is a kind of stubborn, unrecognized courage which in the lowest depths tenaciously resists the pressures of necessity and ill-doing; there are noble and obscure triumphs observed by no one, unacclaimed by any fanfare. Hardship, loneliness, and penury are a battlefield which has its own heroes, sometimes greater than those lauded in history. Strong and rare characters are thus created; poverty nearly always a foster-mother, may become a true mother, distress may be the nursemaid of pride, and misfortune the milk that nourishes great spirits."
Author: Victor Hugo

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