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1. "Do not waste your pity on a scamp."
Author: Aesop
2. "I saw a limit to what I was giving as kind of a scam I was running on the KGB, by giving them people that I knew were their double agents fed to us."
Author: Aldrich Ames
3. "My little scam in April '85 went like this: Give me $50,000; here's some names of some people we've recruited."
Author: Aldrich Ames
4. "You can find yourself a decent,honorable man, one to love you, respect you, cherish you. Someone withmorals, with a decent job and a good future. That's what you think youwant, isn't it? Not some white trash from Alabama. Not some ex-conwho's running the scam of a lifetime. You're so good and decent, the verythought of me disgusts you, doesn't it?" His voice was low and seductiveas he pushed the words at her.She met his gaze with what she hoped was a fearless one of her own."Yes," she said."Then tell me, Rachel," he said, letting his hand toy with the looseneckline of her tunic, "why aren't you out somewhere, fucking your littlegentleman's brains out? Why are you here with me, quivering when Itouch you?"
Author: Anne Stuart
5. "However a man who was honest and clever was always, ALWAYS more difficult to scam than someone who was both dishonest and clever.Sincerity. It was so difficult , by definition, to fake."
Author: Brandon Sanderson
6. "BoxesWe built walls of cardboardthinking they would keep us safe.And they did.Until the flamescame."
Author: Carolee Dean
7. "The girl-women scampered around a beach house in various states of preparative undress, wriggled into sundresses, shook out their hair....They possessed a veneer of hotness, certainly, a sheen of sexual health. You could call them clean, chromatic, shapely, sun-kissed, and yes, even HOT--but you could never call them lovely, not in the way that Owen was lovely."
Author: Chad Harbach
8. "A smartphone links patients' bodies and doctors' computers, which in turn are connected to the Internet, which in turn is connected to any smartphone anywhere. The new devices could put the management of an individual's internal organs in the hands of every hacker, online scammer, and digital vandal on Earth."
Author: Charles C. Mann
9. "I've scammed so many people throughout my whole life who never learned my true identity until I started acting."
Author: Charlie Bewley
10. "...feel the fierce way desiretourniquets itself around you andclingsClubland South of Market tweak-chic trannies powder their noses frombullet-shaped compacts and flick their forkedtongues like switchblades as they burn the nightdown bleed day to night to day toMission sidewalks where pythons hidetwenty dollar balloons beneath their tongues whichget bartered in smiles quicker than a coke buzz andtossed out through the cracksCottonmouth kissescamouflage emotions andstrike with a vengeancewhen hewants and shewants and theywant and Iwon'tGenet was right, I supposewhen he wrote "The only wayto avoid the horror of horror isto give in to it"it'sthe nature ofthe economy of thebusiness it's thenature ofthings..."
Author: Clint Catalyst
11. "Livia, you make the rest of the beautiful things in the world cry for even trying at all. You make it hard for me to breathe." Blake looked reluctant to move.Livia felt a pedestal forming under her feet."Blake, I'm about to kiss the hell out of you for saying that." She scampered around her bed to get to him and pressed her now clean, dry bod to get to him and pressed her now clean, dry body against his warm chest. Blake refused to drop her keepsake from Disney World and twirled it in her hair as he accepted her kiss. He worked hard to get every bit of vanilla gloss off her lips."This lipstick is like icing on the most delicious Livia cupcake," Blake murmured.Livia wanted to say something equally sexy but could only manage a small moan."
Author: Debra Anastasia
12. "Tourists hurried past them on the pedestrian-only street like chickens scampering to the feeder, cars scurrying through a tollgate, Niagara River rushing into the falls."
Author: Dennis Vickers
13. "Cats have a scam going - you buy the food, they eat the food, they go away; that's the deal."
Author: Eddie Izzard
14. "A questo modo due persone si innamorano, certe di aver trovato sul mercato l'oggetto migliore e più conveniente, considerando i limiti dei loro valori di scambio."
Author: Erich Fromm
15. "Risolse che, certo, l'inquisizione andava condannata e senza scampo, ma a una precisa condizione: che a condannarla fossero i cristiani, non gli altri."
Author: Eugenio Corti
16. "Cómo besa… Cómo decirlo…, ¡no sé cómo decirlo! Un beso lo es todo. Un beso es la verdad. Sin demasiados ejercicios de estilo, sin retorcimientos extremos, sin enroscamientos funambulísticos. Natural, lo más bonito. Besa como a mi me gusta. Sin tener que representarse, sin tener que reafirmarse, sencillo. Seguro, suave, tranquilo, sin prisa, con diversión, sin técnica, con sabor. ¿Puedo? ¡Con amor! ¡Dios mío! No, eso no. ¡Vete a la mierda, Step!"
Author: Federico Moccia
17. "Nunca amamos alguém. Amamos, tão-somente, a ideia que fazemos de alguém. É a um conceito nosso - em suma, é a nós mesmos - que amamos. Isto é verdade em toda a escala do amor. No amos sexual buscamos um prazer nosso por intermédio de um corpo estranho. No amor diferente do sexual, buscamos um prazer nosso dado por intermédio de uma ideia nossa. O onanista é objecto, mas, em exacta verdade, o onanista é a perfeita expressão lógica do amoroso. É o único que não disfarça nem se engana."
Author: Fernando Pessoa
18. "Que un protestante se muera en domingo lo entiendo, siendo Lutero el diablo. ¿Pero un católico?. Tampoco entiendo que los terremotos tumben iglesias, y con gentecita devota adentro.¡Qué! ¿No estamos los católicos seguros ni en las iglesias, a salvo de la ira de Dios? Está uno tranquilo en una iglesia escampándose del aguacero o de la música disco cuando ¡pum! le da al Otro por temblar, por tirarle a uno el techo encima, las torres y los candiles, el pararrayos y el reloj. Vivir en sí es un peligro y en las iglesias ni se diga con la protección de arriba."
Author: Fernando Vallejo
19. "Entre uma caverna de Platão e outra as vozes se degradam em sons desconexos ou criptografados e escamoteados pela radiação de fundo."
Author: Filipe Russo
20. "[...] Lei sa meglio di me che ho lasciato andar via Camille dieci volte pensando sempre che il treno sarebbe ripassato l'undicesima, il giorno in cui fossi stato pronto. Ed è proprio allora che non passa più. - Non si sa mai con gli scambi. - Ai treni, come agli uomini, non piace girare in tondo. Alla lunga si innervosiscono."
Author: Fred Vargas
21. "Vedendolo così, vestito per lei in un modo così manifesto, non poté impedire il rossore di fuoco che le montò al viso. Si offuscò quando lo salutò, e lui si offuscò di più con il suo offuscamento. La coscienza di comportarsi come fidanzati li offuscò ancora di più, e la coscienza che tutti e due fossero offuscati finì per offuscarli fino al punto che il capitano Samaritano se ne accorse con un tremolio di compassione."
Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
22. "Around them small animals scampered along knotted cables and flaking vines, chirruping, squealing, venting yellow farts. Everywhere was animation, purpose, hurry. Momentum."
Author: Gregory Benford
23. "And, most vivid of all, there was the dramatic epic of the rats - the scampering army of obscene vermin which had burst forth from the castle three months after the tragedy that doomed it to desertion - the lean, filthy, ravenous army which had swept all before it and devoured fowl, cats, dogs, hogs, sheep, and even two hapless human beings before its fury was spent."
Author: H.P. Lovecraft
24. "That is what they say I said when they found me in the blackness after three hours; found me crouching in the blackness over the plump, half-eaten body of Capt. Norrys, with my own cat leaping and tearing at my throat....When I speak of poor Norrys they accuse me of a hideous thing, but they must know that I did not do it. They must know it was the rats; the slithering, scurrying rats whose scampering will never let me sleep; the daemon rats that race behind the padding in this room and beckon me down to greater horrors than I have ever known; the rats they can never hear; the rats, the rats in the walls."
Author: H.P. Lovecraft
25. "¿Quién leería sobre la sosegada y poco agitada vida y muerte de un empleado de la Biblioteca Municipal de Kawasaki? En definitiva: lo que buscamos es una compensación de lo que no tenemos."
Author: Haruki Murakami
26. "Hasta ahora has sabido que tu «mundo permitido» sólo era la mitad del mundo y has intentado escamotear la otra mitad, como hacen los curas y los profesores. ¡Pero no lo conseguirás! No lo consigue nadie que haya empezado a pensar."
Author: Hermann Hesse
27. "Ben laughed. "You think all religions are scams, don't you?""Yes, I suppose I do," Epstein said. "But the religions are mostly scamming themselves. That they scam others is usually a side-effect."
Author: James L. Halperin
28. "Find DadBust Holy Water ScamSave the WorldBuy GroceriesDo Laundry"
Author: Jana Oliver
29. "Portanto - disse a Srta. Tilney -, a senhorita crê que os historiadores não são felizes ao deixar sua imaginação voar. Eles demonstram possuí-la, mas não conseguem despertar o interesse. Eu gosto de História, e não me importo de aceitar o que é falso junto com o que é verdadeiro. Para descrever os fatos principais, eles buscam informações em registros e em outros livros que são tão confiáveis, creio eu, quanto qualquer coisa que não se passe diante de nossos próprios olhos. E quanto aos pequenos adornos aos quais se refere, são apenas adornos, e gosto deles como tal. Se um discurso for bem escrito, eu o lerei com prazer, não importa quem seja o autor. E leio com mais prazer ainda se tiverem sido produzidos pelo Sr. Hume e pelo Sr. Robertson do que se fossem as palavras genuínas de Caractacus, Júlio Agrícola ou ALfredo, o Grande."
Author: Jane Austen
30. "Al principio eran ninfas de blancos brazos y turgentes pechos que seducían a los hombres; pero luego, cuando cundió la voz y los jóvenes ya no eran tan incautos de dejarse dominar por la lujuria, las náyades se mostraban en su verdadera forma, y de las aguas surgían largos brazos cubiertos de escamas verdes que arrastraban a sus presas a las honduras de los ríos y los estanques para ahogarlos."
Author: Javier Negrete
31. "Global Warming: It is a hoax. It is bad science. It is high-jacking public policy. It is the greatest scam in history."
Author: John Coleman
32. "The SAT is a scam."
Author: John Katzman
33. "Still, my fascination with Buchanan did not abate, nor was I able, as the Seventies set in, to move the novel forward through the constant pastiche and basic fakery of any fiction not fed by the springs of memory -- what Henry James calls (in a letter to Sarah Orne Jewett) the "fatal cheapness [and] mere escamotage" of the "'historic' novel."
Author: John Updike
34. "Secuencias. No sé decirlo mejor, es como una noción de que bruscamente se arman secuencias terribles o idiotas en la vida de un hombre, sin que se sepa qué ley fuera de las leyes clasificadas decide..."
Author: Julio Cortázar
35. "Hank was walking barefoot up the dock, carrying his sweatshirt over a freckled shoulder and his boots clamped between thumb and finger of that maimed hand. Lee marveled at the scamper of small muscles across the narrow white back, at the swing of the arms and the lift of the neck. Did it take that much muscle just to walk, or was Hank showing off his manly development? Every moment constituted open aggression against the very air through which Hank passed. He doesn't just breathe, Lee decided, listening to Hank's broken-nosed puffing, he gobbles the oxygen. He doesn't just walk; he consumes distance step by carnivorous step. Open aggression is what it is all right, he concluded. Yet couldn't help but notice the way those shoulders seemed to savor the swing of the arms, or the way those feel relished the feel of the dock. These people...am I one of these people?"
Author: Ken Kesey
36. "If Nana thinks you're trying to scam her, she'll tell you, and if she thinks you ruined her life by discontinuing Arnold's Thin bread, she'll let you know that, too. I guess when you spend eighty-seven years swallowing other people's bullshit, there comes a time when you gotta spit some back."
Author: Laurie Notaro
37. "Sono tutte linee" pensò e cominciò a vedere ognuna di quelle persone come una riga tracciata su un'ipotetica mappa. Un gigantesco groviglio di strade che si incrociavano, si sfioravano, si univano e poi proseguivano oltre. Là fuori, nelle vie del mondo, miliardi di linee, di percorsi di vita. Miliardi di direzioni. Strade intraprese deviate per caso, talvolta interrotte bruscamente. Pensò per un attimo che due innamorati altro non erano che due percorsi in balia del caos. Potevano disegnare i tragitti più assurdi sul mappamondo, dirigersi ovunque e mai incontrarsi. Oppure incrociarsi anche diverse volte e mai riconoscersi. Potevano prendere lo stesso autobus tutte le mattine, senza sapere niente l'uno dell'altro. Così fino alla fine dei loro giorni, senza mai interagire. Ma bastava così poco: uno scambio di battute, anche casuale, e le linee si sarebbero magicamente unite. Da grigi tratti di un solitario percorso sarebbero diventate un'unica strada."
Author: Leonardo Patrignani
38. "Incapaces de encontrar la felicidad en nosotros mismos, la buscamos desesperadamente en objetos, en experiencias, en maneras de pensar o de comportarse cada vez más extrañas. En pocas palabras: nos alejamos de la felicidad buscándola donde no existe."
Author: Matthieu Ricard
39. "We must take down the carnies. I think we need to start a campaign to defeat their scamming ways. I never win the boardwalk basketball game."
Author: Melissa Rauch
40. "Pienso que en la vida de cada uno de nosotros existe un libro similar, que de pequeños no nos limitamos simplemente a leer, sino que inspeccionamos y rebuscamos en cada uno de sus rincones como si de una habitación se tratara. Un libro así, rebuscado como una habitación, escrutado o interrogado como una cara en cada rasgo y arruga, nunca podremos juzgarlo como se juzga un libro, porque para nosotros ha abandonado la zona de los libros y ha pasado a vivir a la zona de la memoria y de los afectos."
Author: Natalia Ginzburg
41. "Well, I don't think that the SAT is a scam."
Author: Robert Sternberg
42. "I didn't think she was that kind of girl." I scampered up onto the ledge and strained to listen. "I overheard two of my students talking about her in homeroom yesterday. I never would have thought Natalie would do something like that. Then again, she's been acting out big-time. Fraternizing with that Spencer girl." I closed my eyes to stop the room from spinning. What would have ever made me think that teachers wouldn't hear about this, too? After all, it was all over the school. Another teacher agreed. "Natalie always seemed like such a nice girl." But I am a nice girl, I wanted to scream."
Author: Siobhan Vivian
43. "My dad used to love Steely Dan, the Stones, Jethro Tull and all that. There was always Steely Dan going in my dad's car, but I remember The Royal Scam in particular because it has 'Kid Charlemagne' on it."
Author: St. Vincent
44. "Sai qual è l'errore che si fa sempre? Quello di credere che la vita sia immutabile, che una volta percorso un binario lo si debba percorrere fino in fondo. Il destino ha molta più fantasia di noi. Proprio quando credi di trovarti in una situazione senza via di scampo, quando raggiungi il picco di disperazione massima, con la velocità di una raffica di vento tutto cambia, si stravolge e da un momento all'altro ti trovi a vivere una nuova vita."
Author: Susanna Tamaro
45. "The war on drugs was never meant to be won. Instead, it will be prolonged as long as possible in order to allow various intelligence operations to wring the last few hundreds of millions of dollars in illicit profits from the global drug scam; then defeat will have to be declared. "Defeat" will mean, as it did in the case of the Vietnam War, that the media will correctly portray the true dimensions of the situation and the real players, and that public revulsion at the culpability, stupidity and venality of the Establishment's role will force a policy review."
Author: Terence McKenna
46. "Unpaid internships are worse than slavery," Gabby said. I looked at her, unsure of what she meant. "They make us work ridiculous hours, for free, and they make us do things an employee would do. It's a scam, and worse, they make you feel like they're doing YOU a favor. It's such mindfuckery."
Author: Teresa Lo
47. "Tonight I've been dealing with a known killer, a male whore, a scam artist and now I've graduated to talking to a mayor. Who's next? The President of the National Association of Rodents?"
Author: V. Alexander
48. "Era comunque una forma di rapporto esigente. Altri oggetti di adorazione si contentavano quell'adorazione; uomini, donne, Dio, tutti permettevano che si adorassero prostrati in ginocchio; ma quella forma, fosse anche soltanto l'alone di un paralume bianco contro un tavolo di vimini, incitava a un combattimento perpetuo, sfidava a una lotta in cui si era costretti ad avere la peggio. Sempre (era nella sua natura, o nel suo sesso, non sapeva quale delle due) prima di scambiare la fluidità della vita con la concentrazione della pittura ella aveva qualche momento di nudità in cui pareva un'anima mai nata, un'anima spogliata del corpo, esitante su qualche pinnacolo ventoso ed esposta senza protezione a tutti i soffi di dubbio."
Author: Virginia Woolf
49. "¿Qué derecho tenían los Bradshaw a hablar de muerte en su fiesta? Se había matado, sí, pero ¿cómo? El cuerpo de Clarissa siempre lo revivía, en el primer instante, bruscamente, cuando le contaban un accidente; se le inflamaba el vestido, le ardía el cuerpo."
Author: Virginia Woolf
50. "[The cats] scamper in front of my legs, causing me to fall and face plant into whatever furniture is closest. They especially like to play this game when I'm carrying piping hot coffee."
Author: Weston Locher

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