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1. "There was noise in the corridor outside Alice's office; and though it was nothing of concern, they separated. Roger stood, fingers tucked into his waistcoat pockets, admiring prints on the wall that held no interest for him. The noise was Melanie, but her voice, a length of razor wire wrapped in a soufflé, eventually faded."
Author: Andrew Barrett
2. "My cousin Roger once told me, on the eve of his third wedding, that he felt marriage was addictive. Then he corrected himself. I mean early marriage, he said. The very start of a marriage. It's like a whole new beginning. You're entirely brand-new people; you haven't made any mistakes yet. You have a new place to live and new dishes and this new kind of, like, identity, this 'we' that gets invited everywhere together now. Why, sometimes your wife will have a brand-new name, even."
Author: Anne Tyler
3. "Sure he was great, but don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, .. backwards and in high heels."From: Frank and Ernest by Bob Thaves, art by Bob Thaves."
Author: Bob Thaves
4. "One of the the loveliest lines I have ever read comes from Brother Roger, the Prior of the Protestant monks of Taize, France: 'Assured of your salvation by the unique grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.' It is still difficult for me to read these words without tears filling my eyes. It is wonderful."
Author: Brennan Manning
5. "On the plane leaving Tokyo I'm sitting alone in back twisting the knobs on Etch-A-Sketch and Roger is next to me singing "Over the Rainbow" straight into my ear, things changing, falling apart, fading, another year, a few more moves, a hard person who doesn't give a fuck, a boredom so monumental it humbles, arrangements so fleeting made by people you don't even know that it requires you to lose any sense of reality you might have once acquired, expectations so unreasonable you become superstitious about ever matching them. Roger offers me a joint and I take a drag and stare out the window and I relax for a moment when the lights of Tokyo, which I never realized is an island, vanish from view but this feeling only lasts a moment because Roger is telling me that other lights in other cities, in other countries, on other planets, are coming into view soon."
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
6. "I just never fantasized about Mr. Rogers, but I like his whole vibe."
Author: Catherine Keener
7. "I generally give the title-page a fair chance," Roger said. "Once can't always judge books merely by the cover."
Author: Charles Williams
8. "His flesh seemed to melt comfortably into Roger's own, his trust so complete that it was not necessary even to maintain the boundaries of his body—Daddy would do that."
Author: Diana Gabaldon
9. "Then the room relaxed in cheers and babbling, and she turned in his arms to kiss him hard and cling to him, and he thought perhaps it didn't matter that they faced in opposite directions - so long as they faced each other.'Roger Wakefield {Drums Of Autumn}"
Author: Diana Gabaldon
10. "The things that brought me the most comfort now were too small to list. Raspberries in cream. Sparrows with cocked heads. Shadows of bare limbs making for sidewalk filigrees. Roses past their prime with their petals loose about them. The shouts of children at play in the neighborhood, Ginger Rogers on the black-and-white screen."
Author: Elizabeth Berg
11. "Did you see the picture of Roy Rogers's horse attending a church service in Pasadena? I forgot whether his name was Tex or Trigger but he was dressed fit to kill and looked like he was having a good time. He doubled the usual attendance."
Author: Flannery O'Connor
12. "But you know, really, if you think about it Roger and I and all critics really have one absolute essential part of our credentials and that is that you believe that that is actually what we think."
Author: Gene Siskel
13. "The only actor who I think probably might have possibly taken a swing at me if he could have would be Burt Reynolds. He used to call Roger and me the Bruise Brothers, out of Chicago."
Author: Gene Siskel
14. "People would say I really loved Buck Rogers until the Hawk guy came on."
Author: Gil Gerard
15. "He was very commanding, and you had to know what you were doing to work for Mr. Rogers. I learned how to ride very quickly with him as my riding teacher."
Author: Glenn Ford
16. "Suddenly Star Wars came out while we were on hiatus, and we looked like the old Buck Rogers series, where they had cigarette smoke blowing out the back of the rocket ship."
Author: Gregory Harrison
17. "I remember what J. Golden Kimball said when he came down to the stake where I was presiding. I introduced him as the 'Will Rogers' of the Church, and told the congregation that he was a great humorist. When he got up he said, 'You know, I think the Lord himself likes a joke. If he didn't, he wouldn't have made some of you folks!"
Author: Hugh B. Brown
18. "I would love to live in India or in the South of France, but Roger Vivier doesn't have offices yet in New Delhi or Jaipur."
Author: Ines De La Fressange
19. "Karkaroff intends to flee if the Mark burns.""Does he?" said Dumbledore softly, as Fleur Delacour and Roger Davies came giggling in from the grounds. "And are you tempted to join him?""No," said Snape, his black eyes on Fleur's and Roger's retreating figures. "I am not such a coward.""No," agreed Dumbledore. You are a braver man by far than Igot Karkaroff. You know, I sometimes think we Sort too soon..."He walked away, leaving Snape looking stricken."
Author: J.K. Rowling
20. "Let me read to you," said Roger Nowell. "It is a night for reading."
Author: Jeanette Winterson
21. "Everyone is so cheerful and happy," I said"This isn't Mister Rogers Neighborhood, Dex. It's Miami. Only the bad guys are happy." She looked at me without expression, a perfect cop stare. "How come you're not laughing and singing?""Unkind, Deb. Very unkind. I've been good for months."She took a sip of water. "Uh-huh. And it's making you crazy."
Author: Jeff Lindsay
22. "I think that in some ways everybody is like Roger. Everybody thinks that when their friends have a problem, that they know the answer and that it's much easier to analyze the problems of other people than your own."
Author: Jennifer Beals
23. "This is a woman you've known less than twelve hours. It took you a year to pick out a couch, but you're seriously—""Yes," Roger said. "She's the one."
Author: Jennifer Crusie
24. "I got a couple on per album but my problem was that I wanted to sing the songs and not let Roger sing them."
Author: John Entwistle
25. "Any flights would be taken business class, since Roger thought that the whole point of having money, if it had to be summed up in a single point, which it couldn't, but if you had to, the whole point of having a bit of money was not to have to fly scum class."
Author: John Lanchester
26. "No, Roger had not seen the funny side. But there had been a moment when, after looking at his watch, he had thought: I can remember when Christmas morning would start at about half past ten with a glass of Buck's Fizz in bed. Now it begins at half past five, with a test of my fine motor skills and ability to read Korean."
Author: John Lanchester
27. "I was watching 'Mr. Roger's Neighborhood', 'Sesame Street', 'Electric Company', 'Romper Room', and 'Villa Alegre!' when I said to my self, 'Hey, self! Wouldn't it be fun to be one of those kids on the TV?' My mom thought it was a pretty good idea, too... and she instantly moved us from the Bay Area to Malibu... nice."
Author: Keith Coogan
28. "...simply moderate giftedness has been made worthless by the printing press and radio and television and satellites and all that. A moderately gifted person who would have been a community treasure a thousand years ago has to give up, has to go into some other line of work, since modern communications put him or her into daily competition with nothing but world's champions.... A moderately gifted person has to keep his or her gifts all bottled up until, in a manner of speaking, he or she gets drunk at a wedding and tap-dances on the coffee table like Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers. We have a name for him or her. We call him or her an "exhibitionist." How do we reward such an exhibitionist? We say to him or her the next morning, "Wow! Were you ever drunk last night!"
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
29. "A public library is the most enduring of memorials, the trustiest monument for the preservation of an event or a name or an affection; for it, and it only, is respected by wars and revolutions, and survives them."[Letter to the Millicent (Rogers) Library, February 22, 1894]"
Author: Mark Twain
30. "Roger Bacon held that three classes of substance were capable of magic: the herbal, the mineral, and the verbal. With their leaves of fiber, their inks of copperas and soot, and their words, books are an amalgam of the three."
Author: Matthew Battles
31. "Roger King is, without a doubt, the greatest salesman in the history of anything. And I don't ever limit him just to television. He could sell you anything."
Author: Merv Griffin
32. "Roger became a part of me, and when he went off the deep end and became a mad snake, I felt sorry for him."
Author: Michael Zaslow
33. "But nothing lasts forever," Drew said, and then he and Roger sang together "Even cold November rain." I looked from one to the other, baffled."Seriously?" asked Drew, catching my expression in the rear-view mirror. "Magellan, get this girl some GNR."
Author: Morgan Matson
34. "That's us," I said smiling brightly. "The Udells." That seemed to wake Roger up a little, and he blinked at me, surprised."Finally," the clerk muttered. "All right. Names?" he asked, fingers posed over his keyboard."Oh," I said, "Well. That's... Edmund. And I'm Hillary." Roger glanced over at me, a little more sharply, and I tried to shrug as subtly as possible."
Author: Morgan Matson
35. "Roger, he has a chain saw," I hissed. "I am not going to die in Kentucky!"
Author: Morgan Matson
36. "At 09:22, Mitchell radioed down. "We're in position." Pete peered up into the canopy, but of course he couldn't see a thing. "How's it looking up there?" "Five by five." He snorted at Mitchell's cheery misuse of the phrase. "Thank you, Faith." "Any time, Giles. Now go be a good watcher and keep us clear." "Roger that. Out."
Author: Rachel Haimowitz
37. "We all stared at the scoreboard in stunned silence. Only Carter was able to get anything out."That," he told Robert exuberantly, "is how a bird in the hand gets up before the early worm.""That doesn't make any sense," said Roger.Carter pointed at the scoreboard. "Neither does that, but there you have it."
Author: Richelle Mead
38. "Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and I wanted to be a hard rock band - we wanted to play rock and roll only."
Author: Ritchie Blackmore
39. "The HISPANIOLA still lay where she had anchored; but, sure enough, there was the Jolly Roger--the black flag of piracy--flying from her peak."
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
40. "Because we are human, because we are bound by gravity and the limitations of our bodies, because we live in a world where the news is often bad and the prospects disturbing, there is a need for another world somewhere, a world where Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers live."
Author: Roger Ebert
41. "In Dallas for the premier of '9 to 5', I had an uncanny experience, and on the plane home to Chicago I confessed it to Siskel: I had been granted a private half hour with Dolly Parton, and as we spoke I was filled with a strange ethereal grace. This was not spiritual, nor was it sexual. It was healing and comforting. Gene listened and said, "Roger, I felt the exact same thing during my interview with her." We looked at each other. What did this mean? Neither one of us ever felt that feeling again. From time to time we would refer to it in wonder."
Author: Roger Ebert
42. "(1) the Muse visits during, not before, the act of composition, and (2) the writer takes dictation from that place in his mind that knows what he should write next.-from a review by Roger Ebert of film "Starting Out In the Evening" (2007).http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/p..."
Author: Roger Ebert
43. "In the dark, Dave reached for Roger's hand as they watched the shadowed lovemaking. "Were we ever that beautiful?""You still are," Roger told him."Maybe we should make the most of the hurricane.""This is definitely foreplay.""It's like Tumblr, the live version."
Author: S.E. Jakes
44. "My hero is Roger Federer."
Author: Saina Nehwal
45. "Inside my heart, there's a 12-year-old girl who has always wanted to be Ginger Rogers."
Author: Samantha Bond
46. "Just start somewhere," Dr. Marshall had said to me as I ground a banana-pineapple one to bits between my teeth. "It doesn't have to be at the beginning." She'd pulled her legs up, Indian-style, letting the legal pad she'd been holding drop to the floor."I thought everything always had to start at the beginning," I said. "Not in this room," she said easily. "Go ahead, Caitlin. Just tell me one thing. It gets easier, I promise. The first thing is always the hardest." I looked down at my hands, stained mildly red from the particularly sticky watermelon Rancher. "Okay," I said, reaching forward to take another one out of the bowl, just in case. She was already sitting back in her chair, readying herself for whatever glimpse I would give her into the mess I'd become. "What was the name of Pygmalion's sister?"She blinked, twice, obviously surprised. "Ummm," she said, keeping her eyes on me. "I don't know.""Rogerson did," I told her. "Rogerson knew everything."
Author: Sarah Dessen
47. "He scares the shit out of me, and I used to work for people who made Freddie Krueger look like Mr. Rogers. (Carlos)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
48. "But nothing happened there now of a nature to provoke a disturbance. There were no complaints to the management or the police, and the dark glory of the upper galleries was a legend in such memories as that of the late Emiel Kroger and the present Pablo Gonzales, and one by one, of course, those memories died out and the legend died out with them. Places like the Joy Rio and the legends about them make one more than usually aware of the short bloom and the long fading out of things. ("The Mysteries of the Joy Rio")"
Author: Tennessee Williams
49. "I've been writing on my own. It's like Roger Miller used to say, every now and then, like a dog having puppies, you have to crawl under the house and do it yourself."
Author: Travis Tritt
50. "It's Curt Schilling and his bloody sock staring down the Yankees in the Bronx. It's Derek Lowe taking the mound the very next night to complete the most improbable comeback in baseball history—and then seven days later clinching the World Series. It's Pedro Martinez and his six hitless innings of postseason relief against the Indians. Yes, it is also Cy Young and Roger Clemens, and the 192 wins in a Red Sox uniform that they share—the perfect game for Young, the 20 strikeout games for Clemens—but it is also Bill Dinneen clinching the 1903 World Series with a busted, bloody hand, and Jose Santiago shutting down Minnesota with two games left in the season to keep the 1967 Impossible Dream alive, and Jim Lonborg clinching the Impossible Dream the very next day, and Jim Lonborg again, tossing a one-hitter and a three-hitter in the 1967 World Series, and Luis Tiant in the 1975 postseason, shutting out Oakland and Cincinnati in back-to-back starts. They are all winners."
Author: Tucker Elliot

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