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1. "The income tax is a twentieth-century socialist experiment that has failed. Before the income tax was imposed on us just 80 years ago, government had no claim to our income. Only sales, excise, and tariff taxes were allowed."
Author: Alan Keyes
2. "A guitar riff played on a piano doesn't come close to the purity of it being played on a guitar but I faked it enough to get by."
Author: Barry Mann
3. "I want to stay," and then, more weakly, "Need some more sun."A fly from a batch of seaweed lands on a white, bony thigh. She doesn't slap at it. It doesn't go away."But there's no sun, dude." I tell her.I start to walk away. So what, I mutter under my breath. When she wants to come in, she will. Imagine a blind person dreaming. I head back up toward the house. Wonder if Griffin will stick around, if Mona made reservations for dinner, if Spin will call back. "I know what the word dead means," I whisper to myself as softly as I can because it sounds like an omen."
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
4. "Comedians are really writers who don't have pens and pencils about them, but they riff."
Author: Carl Reiner
5. "It's a mess, aint it Sheriff?If it aint it'll do till a mess gets here."
Author: Cormac McCarthy
6. "After I outlined 'Catering to Nobody,' I went and worked for a caterer. And the other thing I had to do was to talk to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department about how they investigated a crime."
Author: Diane Mott Davidson
7. "Toward the end, a band that had a young fellow from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—I remember on account of him saying it two or three times and laughing every time that he did—played a song called 'All She Gets from the Iceman is Ice.' It made the grown folks, most of them anyway, howl laughing. I don't think I ever seen Mama laugh so hard. When it was about over, the sheriff come up and made them stop playing it, but he was grinning, too, so I figured he was just making them stop as part of the show."
Author: Eddie Whitlock
8. "When I write a song, it's all about the riff - the riff first, then the words come later."
Author: Evan Dando
9. "This issue of border security is not about, about ethnicity. I sit there on occasion with 10 or 12 sheriffs from my district, many of which are Democrats with last names like Reyes, with last names like Herrera and Lucio. And they are crying out for border security as well. So again, this is not an issue about being anti-Mexican."
Author: Henry Bonilla
10. "B626Sein ist offenbar kein reales Prädikat, d.i. ein Begriff von irgend etwas, was zu dem Begriffe eines Dinges, oder gewisser Bestimmungen an sich selbst...B627 Und so enthält das Wirkliche nichts mehr, als das bloss Mögliche. Hundert wirkliche Thaler enthalten nicht das mindeste mehr, als hundert mögliche... Aber in meinem Vermögenszustande ist mehr bei hundert wirklichen Thalern, als bei dem blossen Begriffe derselben, ( d.i. ihrer Moeglichkeit )."
Author: Immanuel Kant
11. "Her face flamed and her breasts prickled. She did not think again of the sheriff or of his unmarried daughter. She thought instead of herself, and of the man who led her so unerringly through the hall to an adjoining antechamber. They passed even the minstrel, watching over his lute. Blue eyes were brightly knowing; his smile was meant for her. Inside the chamber Locksley boomed shut the door behind her. Marian looked past him, noting chairs, candle racks, tapestried walls. At least, she thought wryly, it does not have a bed. That much he will spare me."
Author: Jennifer Roberson
12. "Mr. Buckley, let me explain it this way. And I'll do so very carefully & slowly so that even you will understand it. If I was the sheriff, I would not have arrested him. If I was on the grand jury, I would not have indicted him. If I was the judge, I would not try him. If I was the D.A., I would not prosecute him. If I was on the trial jury, I would vote to give him a key to the city, a plaque to hang on his wall, & I would send him home to his family. And, Mr. Buckley, if my daughter is ever raped, I hope I have the guts to do what he did."
Author: John Grisham
13. "Like Trush, Sheriff Gorunov is a born Alpha, a handsome, fire-breathing dragon of a man who smokes with an alarming vigor: cigarette clamped between his canines at the point where filter and tobacco meet, the act of inhaling fully integrated into breath and speech such that there is no discernible pause, only billowing smoke that seems to be a natural by-product of a voice that booms even in the confines of his quiet kitchen."
Author: John Vaillant
14. "Unsere Trennung war ein chirurgischer Eingriff, und er wurde ohne Betäubung vorgenommen."
Author: Jostein Gaarder
15. "Griffin Bell later apologized to me for that decision."
Author: Julian Bond
16. "Griffin had to get to the bottom of these automaton attacks. He couldn't ignore them just because Finley Jayne posed such an intriguing problem in such a pretty package.And she was pretty—even when off her rocker. In that respect, she was every bit as dangerous as Aunt Cordelia seemed to think.It was a good thing, then, that he enjoyed a little danger now and again."
Author: Kady Cross
17. "The girl stood in the center of the large four-poster bed. She wore a nightgown and robe that Cordelia had generously, and unknowingly, donated. Anything of Emily's would have been far too short and too small. Her honey-colored hair fell over her shoulders in messy waves and her similarly colored eyes were almost black with wildness, her pupils unnaturally dilated.Fear. He felt it roll off her in great waves. It shimmered around her in a rich red aura Griff knew he alone could see, as it was viewable only on the Aetheric plane. She was afraid of them and, like a trapped animal, her answer to fear was to fight rather than flee. Interesting.She was certainly a sight to behold. Normally she was probably quite pretty, but right now she was…she was…She was bloody magnificent. That's what she was. Except for the blood, of course."
Author: Kady Cross
18. "She refused to leave your side all bloody night", Sam remarked, with something that sounded like respect."She's a good friend," Griffin replied.His old friend stared at him in amused disgust. "Griff, I'm your friend and even I wasn't about to sit here and watch you heal."Griffin looked away, annoyed by the sudden heat in his cheeks. "Yes, well, she was a much prettier sight to wake up to than your ugly head.""I'll have you know I've been told my eyes are like a night sky," came the mock-indignant reply."
Author: Kady Cross
19. "Finley's head jerked up. Griffin King. The Duke of Greythorne. She had overheard Lady Alyss discussing him with several of her friends just last week. They said he was handsome, rich beyond understanding and had a nice bottom."
Author: Kady Cross
20. "Griff. I bet he's never met a gal like you before.""I should hope not," she replied glibly, but heat filled her cheeks. "Nature couldn't possibly make two mistakes like me.""You're not a mistake. Don't you ever think of yourself that way. You're exactly as you ought to be."
Author: Kady Cross
21. "Are you coming now?" Griffin snapped.Karl glanced over at him and smiled. "What's the magic word?"Griffin stalked off, muttering a word under his breath."That's not it," Karl called after him."
Author: Kelley Armstrong
22. "Sheriff Mossberg was one of those people who never stop speaking untilthey are finished, so by this time he was saying: "Do you understandthese rights?""No, sir! Mi ne komprenas Dumbtalk!"
Author: L.J. Smith
23. "I just got gang-egged, or egg-banged or something."--Sheriff Toots Burns."
Author: Larry McMurtry
24. "If other people thought art was important, then it would be required to graduate. But no, I don't have to take art. I do have to take math, which is just a waste of time because the numbers get all switched up in my brain, plus, calculators exist for a reason. I do have to take history, which is basically memorizing tariff acts till your brain bleeds. I do have to take four years of gym class with a bunch of jerks who punch me if they don't like what I say. But art? Optional. Even though art and music and literature and all that are what make us human. Algebra doesn't make us human. Games don't make us human."
Author: Laura Ruby
25. "By this point Viviane Lavender had loved Jack Griffith for twelve years, which was far more than half of her life. If she thought of her love as a commodity and were to, say, eat it, it would fill 4,745 cherry pies. If she were to preserve it, she would need 23,725 glass jars and labels and a basement spanning the length of Pinnacle Lane.If she were to drink it, she'd drown."
Author: Leslye Walton
26. "I love a good Slash guitar riff. It's sexy!"
Author: Malin Akerman
27. "Now that you're there and have been all along, I feel whole again. - Griffin Moss"
Author: Nick Bantock
28. "If he had even blinked, she would have been gone; but he did not blink, and he held her, as he had learned to hold griffins and chimeras motionless with his steady gaze. Her bare feet wounded him deeper than any tusk or riving talon ever had, but he was a true hero."
Author: Peter S. Beagle
29. "I added pieces the same way I'd constructed my body, from the inside out: boy-cut panties first (lacy), bra (sheer), stockings (thigh high), knee-length leather skirt (black), lime green midriff-baring shirt (polyester). David leaned against the wall and watched this striptease-in-reverse with fabulously expressive eyebrows slowly climbing toward heaven, I finished it off with a pair of strappy lime green three-inch heels, something from the Manolo Blahnik spring collection that I'd seen two months ago in Vogue.He looked me over, blinked behind the glasses, and asked, "You're done?"I took offense, "Yeah. You with the fashion police?""I don't think I'd pass the entrance exam." The eyebrows didn't come down. "I never knew you were so…""Fashionable?""Not really the word I was thinking."I struck a pose and looked at him from under my supernaturally lustrous eyelashes. "Come on, you know it's sexy.""And that's sort of my point."
Author: Rachel Caine
30. "In the little town where I live in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, we now have a 'Public Safety Complex' around the corner from what used to be our hokey Andy Griffith-esque fire station."
Author: Rachel Maddow
31. "And don't look for anything out of the law around here," she said. "The Cowgills and the Leapers is kin to the sheriff. No justice in these parts. It's every man for hisself.""But as the saying goes, if you can't get justice," Mrs. Dowdel remarked, "get even."
Author: Richard Peck
32. "The drive back to the Mid-fucking-west was always brutal, his parents barely speaking to each other, as if suddenly recalling last year's infidelities, or maybe contemplating whom they'd settle for this year. Sex, if you went by Griffin's parents, definitely took a backseat to real estate on the passion gauge."
Author: Richard Russo
33. "...'Well, I think of you as a straight shooter, Sheriff, but one who can't stop lustin' after the goddamn ineffable.'"She said that, hunh?""Yup.""Shitfire, Sheriff, what'd you do?""Well, I shot her."
Author: Robert Coover
34. "Grinning ear to ear, Griffin tucked his hair behind his ears. "Not to worry, I've got the suit I want all picked out."My frown even deeper, I pointed at Matt. "Do not let him leave the store if he's wearing any sort of pastel color." I paused, then added, "Or anything assless."
Author: S.C. Stephens
35. "You want it, boy?" He pulled his prick out of his jeans."God, yes. That's why I'm here." "Good." He left his jeans open, left his prick hard and pushing out. "Come on. Shower.""Turn around." He wanted to see it. Griff went a deep red, but the man turned to show the weird, stylized whip branded into one ass cheek. Groaning, Brian reached out and touched it, traced it with his fingers. He'd done that. He'd marked his boy. "You still clean?" Brian kept rubbing his prick back and forth across Griff's hole. "I am. I couldn't... I couldn't get it up with anyone else.""Good." He grabbed the shampoo and poured it over his fingers. "Was not. You fucked me up""We fucked each other up." He was not in this alone. He couldn't wait to be inside Griff again. His wild, desperate baby boy. His fingers traced the brand on Griff's ass. His. All fucking his. Marked permanently. And Griff had let him do it. The man knew it was true."
Author: Sean Michael
36. "Then we have an understanding. Keep the riffraff off my turf or I mop the floor with all of you. (ZT)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
37. "I don't see what's so triffic about creating people as people and then gettin' upset 'cos they act like people."
Author: Terry Pratchett
38. "You haven't heard of him? And he is a D'reg!" Mrs Goriff pulled at her husband's arm."D'reg?" said Angua."A warlike desert tribe," said Carrot. "Very fierce. Honourable, though. They say that if a D'reg is your friend he's your friend for life.""And if he's not your friend?""That's about five seconds."
Author: Terry Pratchett
39. "Even at that time the hope of leaving behind messages in bottles on the flood of barbarism bursting on Europe was an amiable illusion: the desperate letters stuck in the mud of the spirit of rejuvenesence and were worked up by a band of Noble Human-Beings and other riff-raff into highly artistic but inexpensive wall-adornments. Only since then has progress in communications really got into its stride. Who, in the end, is to take it amiss if even the freest of free spirits no longer write for an imaginary posterity, more trusting, if possible, than even their contemporaries, but only for the dead God?"
Author: Theodor W. Adorno
40. "...Jamison appeared in the doorway with a cooler."Thank you, Alfred," Griffin said, taking the supplies. "There's a thousand dollars in the cookie jar. Go buy yourself something pretty.""I will purchase a firearm and shoot you with it," Griffin's butler said, bowing elegantly. "Master Griffin."He left the room..."
Author: Tiffany Reisz
41. "Hey, bad girl," came the deep, sexy voice of The Griffin himself. "Can't believe the Pope letyou out of the Vatican."
Author: Tiffany Reisz
42. "Alfred, I need ice and that vitamin K goop. To the nursery. Stat.""I loathe you, Master Griffin," came a British accent over the intercom."Thanks, Alfred," Griffin answered and came back to the bed."Is your butler's name really Alfred?""No. It's Jamison, I think. Can't remember. I changed it to Alfred years ago. My first crush on a dude was Batman..."
Author: Tiffany Reisz
43. "Let's get on with it. Pick a position. Trust me, no matter how acrobatic, we can do it.""No wall sex though, please," Griffin requested … "Nora's a lot heavier than she looks."
Author: Tiffany Reisz
44. "Stick them in the Blue Room. And no interruptions for the next couple of hours, please. My guest and I will be fucking. Two hours, Nora?""At least," she agreed."Better make it three, Alfred." Griffin shifted Nora higher on his shoulder and continued up the stairs."This is going to be a long summer, isn't it?" she asked."Eight and a half inches long, if you'll recall."
Author: Tiffany Reisz
45. "Mockingbirds are the true artists of the bird kingdom. Which is to say, although they're born with a song of their own, an innate riff that happens to be one of the most versatile of all ornithological expressions, mocking birds aren't content to merely play the hand that is dealt them. Like all artists, they are out to rearrange reality. Innovative, willful, daring, not bound by the rules to which others may blindly adhere, the mockingbird collects snatches of birdsong from this tree and that field, appropriates them, places them in new and unexpected contexts, recreates the world from the world. For example, a mockingbird in South Carolina was heard to blend the songs of thirty-two different kinds of birds into a ten-minute performance, a virtuoso display that serve no practical purpose, falling, therefore, into the realm of pure art."
Author: Tom Robbins
46. "People of a certain age look back on the Mayberry of 'The Andy Griffith Show' and become almost as homesick for that simple fictional hamlet as they do for their own home towns."
Author: Tom Shales
47. "Bibliotheken sind die wahren Friedhöfe der Ideen..Diese Bibliothekare, im Mimikrygrau des Bücherstaubes, haben – wie sie da Folianten ans Zwielicht zerren und wieder einsargen – in Griff und Blick die geschäftige Pietätlosigkeit von Beerdigungsfachleuten…Und diese Schmökerer, deren Lippen wie im Wahn des Zwiegespräches mit sich selbst vibrieren und deren Blicke ins Ziellose abgleiten, gleichen Leidtragenden an der Gruft eines teuren Angehörigen…Es ist die gleiche Gier, die gleiche Furcht, irgendein Zeichen jenseitiger Schrecken zu erwischen; denn die hierher kommen, um im Vergangenem zu stöbern wissen, dass an solchem Ort auch dereinst ihr eigenes Mühen, Denken, Spintisieren die letzte, Ewige Ruhe finden wird…"
Author: Walter Mehring
48. "I am a tariff man, standing on a tariff platform."
Author: William McKinley
49. "The wildest hath not such a heart as you.Run when you will, the story shall be changed:Apollo flies, and Daphne holds the chase;The dove pursues the griffin; the mild hindMakes speed to catch the tiger; bootless speed,When cowardice pursues and valour flies."
Author: William Shakespeare
50. "Je größer de Angst in der Gesellschaft, desto energischer der Zugriff des Staates und desto geringer die Chancen der Freiheit. Für die Elite ist die Beschränkung des Privaten ein Gebot des Überlebens"
Author: Wolfgang Sofsky

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