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1. "As the old saying went, the Manhattan Project wasn't built in a day. Or was that Rome? Something to do with Earth, anyway."
Author: Alastair Reynolds
2. "Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social enviroment. Most people are incapable of forming such opinions."(Essay to Leo Baeck, 1953)"
Author: Albert Einstein
3. "Instead, a strange voice whispered, "How can love be a sin? If God did not want us to love, then why did he create such beauty as yours?" Giulietta gasped in surprise and fear. "Romeo?"
Author: Anne Fortier
4. "I am sorry I didn't tell you the truth before. I was hoping I wouldn't have to. You kept asking about Romeo and what he was really like. I was hoping that"—he smiled wistfully—"you would recognize me."
Author: Anne Fortier
5. "- E quem é o tio dela?- Como eu disse, não posso vos informar.Romeo deu um passo em direção ao maestro, retorcendo os dedos:- Estais me dizendo que terei de fazer serenatas sob todas as sacadas de Siena até que a mulher certa apareça?"
Author: Anne Fortier
6. "And she swung the old oar at him with all her strength.It hit with a great thwack, splintering in two, and he went over the side, into the dark, cold waters of the lake, sinking like a stone.It took her two seconds. And then she let out a scream for help, tossing the broken oar away from her, and jumped into the water after him.It was very cold, numbingly so, and as it closed over her head she grabbed forhim, wrapping her arms around his body, ready to sink to the bottom with him.Instead he kicked, pushing them up so that they broke the surface, his armclamped around hers as she struggled. "Jesus, woman!" he snapped. "When did we have to become Romeo and Juliet?"
Author: Anne Stuart
7. "Als ik één ding kan is het liefhebben. Dat lijkt niet veel bijzonders, maar ik ben er trots op.Ik heb het geleerd zoals een zwerfhond leert zwemmen: omdat hij met de rest van de worp in een jutezak werd gepropt en in een snelstromende rivier is geworpen.Die ene die het tegen alle verwachtingen in gered heeft, dat ben ik.Met in mijn oren nog het gejank van degenen die het niet haalden, moest ik leren ergens van te houden.Ik ben niet onder gegaan.Ik heb de kant bereikt.Ik heb lief.Andere mensen dragen hun verdriet in hun hart.Ongezien holt dat hen vanbinnen uit. Het is mijn redding geweest dat ik mijn verdriet aan de buitenkant draag, waar het niemand kan ontgaan."
Author: Arthur Japin
8. "Martin said, "It feels as though part of my self has detached and gone to Amsterdam, where it—she—is waiting for me. Do you know about phantom-limb syndrome?" Julia nodded. "There's pain where she ought to be. It's feeding the other pain, the thing that makes me wash and count and all that. So her absence is stopping me from going to find her. Do you see?"
Author: Audrey Niffenegger
9. "Money is the barometer of a society's virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion–when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing–when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors–when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed. Money is so noble a medium that does not compete with guns and it does not make terms with brutality. It will not permit a country to survive as half-property, half-loot"
Author: Ayn Rand
10. "La televisión amigo Daniel, es el Anticristo y le digo yo que bastarán tres o cuatro generaciones para que la gente ya no sepa tirarse pedos por su cuenta y el ser humano vuelva a la caverna, a la barbarie medieval, y a estados de imbecilidad que ya superó la babosa allá por el pleistoceno. Este mundo no se morirá de una bomba atómica como dicen los diarios, se morirá de risa, de banalidad, haciendo un chiste de todo, y además un chiste malo"-Fermin Romero de Torres"
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
11. "Se prometió a sí mismo acojonarse por ello en cuanto tuviera tiempo."
Author: Christopher Moore
12. "New Rome will be destroyedBy the attacks of new vandals.God always remains silent."
Author: Dejan Stojanovic
13. "...lonely-chrome America."
Author: Don DeLillo
14. "Trebao sam samo da nadjem jednu koja me nece podsecati na nju. Pogledao sam oko sebe i desilo se cudo. Ni jedna me nije podsecala na nju. Sve su glumile princeze i svetice. Verovatno bi svaka od njih trazila da prestanem cugat', pusiti, da se ponasam pristojnije. Sve bi one trazile da ih drzim kao kap vode na dlanu, da ne zbijam sale na njihov racun. Trazile da ih izvodim na neka fina mesta i slicno. A ona...Ona je prihvatila svaki dio mene, i nikada nije trazila da se menjam. A promenila me. Jedina je kojoj sam uistinu rekao sta osecam. Nije trazila da je drzim kao kap vode na dlanu .Cinjenica da je volim bila joj je sasvim dovoljna"
Author: Ðorde Balaševic
15. "Amei aquela criatura. Amei aquela criatura com Amor, com todos os Amores que estão no Amor, o Amor Divino, o Amor Humano, o Amor Bestial, como Santo Antonino amava a Virgem, como Romeu amava Julieta, como um bode ama uma cabra."
Author: Eça De Queirós
16. "But, ancient Greece and ancient Rome - people did not happen to believe that creativity came from human beings back then, OK? People believed that creativity was this divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons."
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
17. "It's awful, telling it like this, isn't it? As though we didn't know the ending. As though it could have another ending. It's like watching Romeo drink poison. Every time you see it you get fooled into thinking his girlfriend might wake up and stop him. Every single time you see it you want to shout, 'You stupid ass, just wait a minute,' and she'll open her eyes! 'Oi, you, you twat, open your eyes, wake up! Don't die this time!' But they always do."
Author: Elizabeth Wein
18. "Omul a pierdut simtul marilor taceri, al marilor linisti ce imbata fiinta cu arome de eternitate."
Author: Emil Cioran
19. "I loved every place I lived and traveled. London, Paris, Rome, Venice. I fell hard for Central America and Mexico. In each country, I had fantasies that I could live there."
Author: Frances Mayes
20. "In 1857, Bizet departed for Rome and spent three years there. He studied the landscape, the culture, Italian literature and art. Musically he studied the scores of the great masters. At the end of the first year he was asked to submit a religious work as his required composition. As a self-described atheist, Bizet felt uneasy and hypocritical writing a religious piece. Instead, he submitted a comic opera. Publicly, the committee accepted, acknowledging his musical talent. Privately, the committee conveyed their displeasure. Thus, early in his career, Bizet displayed an independent spirit that would be reflected in innovative ideas in his opera composition.[The Pearl Fishers - Georges Bizet, Virginia Opera]"
Author: Georges Bizet
21. "Che pensieri soavi,che speranze, che cori, o Silvia mia!Quale allor ci appariala vita umana e il fato!Quando sovviemmi di cotanta speme,un affetto mi premeacerbo e sconsolato,e tornami a doler di mia sventura.O natura, o natura,perché non rendi poiquel che prometti allor? perché di tantoinganni i figli tuoi?"
Author: Giacomo Leopardi
22. "I've never had to explain 'Prometheus' to people, ever. Most people get it."
Author: Idris Elba
23. "Un proyecto que en todas sus partes promete dichas, nunca sale bien; y no te puedes librar de algún contratiempo, si no tienes una pequeña contrariedad."
Author: Jane Austen
24. "Here's a haiku/palindrome I wrote called, "Obsession."Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob,Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob,Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob"
Author: Jarod Kintz
25. "And again there are no words. Words exist that can, used by a poet, achieve a dim monochrome of the body's love, but beyond that they fail clumsily. My love flowed out to her, hers back to me. Mine stroked and soothed. Hers caressed. The distance - and the difference - between us dwindled and vanished. We could meet, mingle, and blend. Neither one of us existed any more; for a time there was a single being that was both. There was escape from the solitary cell; a brief symbiosis, sharing all the word ..."
Author: John Wyndham
26. "He felt a bit like Romeo to her Juliet, minus the feuding families and poison.And with pigeons."
Author: Julia Quinn
27. "Their analysis revealed that a number of psychopathic attributes were actually more common in business leaders than in so-called disturbed criminals--attributes such as superficial charm, egocentricity, persuasiveness, lack of empathy, independence, and focus--and the main difference between the groups was in the more "antisocial" aspects of the syndrome: the criminals' lawbreaking, physical aggression, and impulsivity dials were cranked up higher."
Author: Kevin Dutton
28. "They gave Pandora a box. Prometheus begged her not to open it. She opened it. Every evil to which human flesh is heir came out of it.The last thing to come out of the box was hope. It flew away."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
29. "I remember the astonishment I felt when I first read Shakespeare. I expected to receive a powerful esthetic pleasure, but having read, one after the other, works regarded as his best: "King Lear," "Romeo and Juliet," "Hamlet" and "Macbeth," not only did I feel no delight, but I felt an irresistible repulsion and tedium . . . . Shakespeare can not be recognized either as a great genius, or even as an average author. . . . far from being the height of perfection, [King Lear] is a very bad, carelessly composed production, . . . can not evoke among us anything but aversion and weariness. . . . All his characters speak, not their own, but always one and the same Shakespearian, pretentious, and unnatural language . . . ."
Author: Leo Tolstoy
30. "The Church of Rome, formerly the most holy of all Churches, has become the most lawless den of thieves, the most shameless of all brothels, the very kingdom of sin, death, and hell; so that not even antichrist, if he were to come, could devise any addition to its wickedness."
Author: Martin Luther
31. "Desço aos infernos, a descer em mim.Mas agora o meu canto não perfuraO coração da morte,À procuraDa sombraDum amor perdido.AgoraÉ o repetidoAcenoDo próprio abismoQue me seduz.É ele, embriaguez nocturna da vontade,Que me obriga a sair da claridadeE a caminhar sem luz.Ergo a voz e mergulhoDentro do poço,Neste moço heroísmoDos poetas,Que enfrentas confiantesO interditoGuardado por gigantes,Cães vigilantesAos portões do mito.E entro finalmenteNo reino tenebrosoDas minhas trvas.Quebra-se a lira,Cessa a melodia;E um medo triste, de vergonha e assombro,Gela-me o sangue, rio sem nascente,Onde o céu, lá no alto, se reflecte,Inútil como a paz que me promete."
Author: Miguel Torga
32. "The brain is an organ of aggression, and there are many roads to this Rome of imagined conquests — so many that mental disorders, regardless of their particulars, often result in a derangement of our aggressive drive. Schizophrenics stand on the streetcorner screaming obscenely at passersby; depressives lie in their beds screaming mutely at themselves. Our gentle aggressions, the drive to be, prods us out of bed in the morning and draws us toward each other. And in each other we find what our aggressive brain desires: love. As we are wired for aggression, so we are wired to love. We are a lavishly loving species, aggressively sentimental. We are tirelessly in pursuit of fresh targets for our love. We love our children so long that they come to despise us for it. We love friends, books... We love answers. We love yesterday and next year. We love gods, for a god is there when all else fails, and God can keep all conduits of love alive — erotic, maternal, paternal, euphoric, infantile."
Author: Natalie Angier
33. "Everyone gets that second album syndrome."
Author: Niall Horan
34. "Mom says it's because she has PMS.Do you even know what that means?"I'm not a little kid anymore. It means pissed-at- men syndrome"
Author: Nicholas Sparks
35. "Saint Paul was proud of his Roman citizenship, and his letter to various Christian communities in the empire presupposed an effective communications system that only Roman government, law, and military might allowed."The Church's administration evolved as the imperial government's structured was modified over time. An archbishop ruled a large territory that the Romans called a province. A bishop ruled a diocese, a smaller Roman administrative unit dominated by a large city."The capitals of the eastern and western parts of the empire -- Constantinople and Rome -- came in time to signify unusual and superior power for the bishops resident there. When the Roman state was dissolved in the Latin-speaking world around 458 A.D., the pope replaced the emperor as the political leader of the Eternal City."
Author: Norman F. Cantor
36. "Com o Jaí foi mais rápido, nas emoções contidas dele, modo de falar dos professorados todos dele, aí a JuízaMeritíssima aproveitou pra entender algumas coisas do presente, porque vistas bem as coisas, aquela sessão tava mais radicada nos passados, que é também o modo e a maneira das pessoas viverem a vida, muadiê, num sei se já reparaste, mas isso do presente é uma só armadilha, coisa de poucos valores reais, pois o que se faz é sempre ir perguntando no futuro o que ele nos vai dar, voltar no presente, fazer as contas rápidas e espreitar no passado, outras vezes parecidas, se foi assim mesmo como o futuro está prometer, ou não é, avilo?, pra mim é tudo a mesma rede: pontas dela são os dias, bóias dela são os passados, atirar rede na água são os futuros e o peixe, o peixe? – o peixe vindouro somos nós mesmo, apanhados nas correntes marítimas do presente. Falei bonito, muadiê?"
Author: Ondjaki
37. "These things end," she said. "They always end. Nobody marries their first love. First love is just that. First. It's implied that something else will follow.""I never thought I'd hear you make the case against Romeo and Juliet," he said."They would have broken up if they'd lived for the sequel."
Author: Rainbow Rowell
38. "…Or he could choose life. At that pivotal moment, it occurred to him that with all hisschooling in theology he had, perhaps, missed the entire point of his studies, the verycrux of the gospel he had professed to believe. That the measure of a person's heart, thebarometer of good or evil, was nothing more than the extent of their willingness tochoose life over death. That the path of God was, simply, the path of life, abundant andeternal. And this is where he failed, for to choose life is to choose sorrow as well as joy,pain as well as pleasure. When Hunter had buried Rachel, he buried along with her hisheart, lest it might heal and feel and grow again. And in so doing he had chosen morethan death, he had chosen damnation itself, for damnation is nothing more than to stopa thing in its eternal progression. In that first flight from West Chester he had run notonly from the horror and pain of death but from life itself."
Author: Richard Paul Evans
39. "Jerome sighed and set down his fork. "Are you still doing that, Georgie? Don't I suffer enough without having to endure the humiliation of a succubus who moonlights as a Christmas elf?" "You always said I should quit the bookstore and find something else to do," I reminded him."Yes, but that was because I thought you'd go on to do something respectable. Like become a stripper or the Mayor's mistress."
Author: Richelle Mead
40. "Beckendorf closed eyes tight and brought his hand up to his watch.from that distance, the explosion shook the world. Heat seared the back of my head. The Princess Andromeda blew up from both sides, a massive fireball ofgreen flame roiling into the dark sky, consuming everything....I stared out the window into deep blue water. Beckendorf was supposed to go to college in the fall. He had a girlfriend, lots of friends, his whole life ahead of him. He couldn't be gone."
Author: Rick Riordan
41. "We still should have enough time to reach Rome."Hazel scowled. "When you say should have enough…"Leo shrugged. "How do you feel about barely enough?"Hazel put her face in her hands for a count of three. "Sounds about typical for us."
Author: Rick Riordan
42. "The Princess Andromeda?""Went ka-boom."
Author: Rick Riordan
43. "Romeo wouldn't change his mind. That's why people still remembered his name, always twined with hers"
Author: Stephenie Meyer
44. "Wow," Ryan said, taking the excedo in from his bare feet to his worn jeans and wrinkled T-shirt. "Protesting showers?""Bite me." Trance stood aside and let Ryan inside, despite his growled words.Ryan strode to the living room, went straight to Trance's DVD player, and inserted one of his sex discs.Trance stood in the entrance to the living room, arms crossed, leaning against the wall as if it were the only thing holding him up. "I don't remember making a movie date with you.""Keep your dick in your pants, Romeo." Ryan pushed Play and stood back. "What do you know about that?"Trance's eyes shot wide, and he yanked himself off the wall. "I know you need an ass-kicking if you came to watch porn with me—oh, fuck me, that's you. Turn it off! I don't need to see that."Ryan hit the Pause button. "Well?""Well, what?" Trance shuddered. "Christ. I'm going to have to gouge out my eyes now."
Author: Sydney Croft
45. "In Italy, there are so many significant architectural structures in history such as the Pantheon in Rome, or the Duomo."
Author: Tadao Ando
46. "Life that winter in Rome: a golden dream, and I don't mean Rafaello and the mimosa and the total freedom of life. Stop there: What I do mean is the total freedom of life and Rafaello and the mimosa and the letto matrimoniale and the Frascati when morning work was over."
Author: Tennessee Williams
47. "[H]e could see the island of Manhattan off to the left. The towers were jammed together so tightly, he could feel the mass and stupendous weight.Just think of the millions, from all over the globe, who yearned to be on that island, in those towers, in those narrow streets! There it was, the Rome, the Paris, the London of the twentieth century, the city of ambition, the dense magnetic rock, the irresistible destination of all those who insist on being where things are happening-and he was among the victors!"
Author: Tom Wolfe
48. "Zu früh, befürcht ich; denn mein Herz erbangtUnd ahnet ein Verhängnis, welches, nochVerborgen in den Sternen, heute NachtBei dieser Lustbarkeit den furchtbarn ZeitlaufBeginnen und das Ziel des läst'gen Lebens,Das meine Brust verschließt, mir kürzen wirdDurch irgendeinen Frevel frühen Todes.Doch er, der mir zur Fahrt das Steuer lenkt,Richt' auch mein Segel!I fear, too early. For my mind misgivesSome consequence, yet hanging in the stars,Shall bitterly begin his fearful dateWith this night's revels, and expire the termOf a despisèd life, closed in my breast,By some vile forfeit of untimely death.But He that hath the steerage of my courseDirect my sail!Romeo: Act I, Scene 4"
Author: William Shakespeare
49. "¡Oh, Romeo, Romeo! ¿Por qué eres Romeo? Renuncia a tu padre, abjura tu nombre; o, si no quieres esto, jura solamente amarme y ceso de ser una Capuleto."
Author: William Shakespeare
50. "Strange- the barometer is falling, but there's no wind yet, just silence. Up there above, where we can't hear it, it's already begun, the storm. The rainclouds are racing along at full speed. There aren't many of them yet- scattered serrated fragments. It's as though some city had fallen up there and now the pieces of the walls and towers are flying down, the heaps of them grow with horrible rapidity before your eyes, and they come closer and closer, but still have days to fly through blue emptiness before they crash down here to the bottom, with us."
Author: Yevgeny Zamyatin

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