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101. "The skin of everyday appearances stretched over such shamelessness, such consuming explosions of lust."
Author: Alice Munro
102. "The first draught serveth for health, the second for pleasure, the third for shame, and the fourth for madness."
Author: Anacharsis
103. "So you go away from where you were afraid. Some stay; some go; it's a big difference, leaving the humiliations of childhood, the morbid fear. We didn't have much to say to each other, the ones that left and the ones that stayed. Children get shamed by fear but you can't tell the adults that; they don't care. They make children into dead things like they are. If there's something left alive in you, you run. You run from the poor little child on her knees; fear burned the skin off all right; she's still on her knees, dead and raw and tender."
Author: Andrea Dworkin
104. "I'm ashamed of what I did."
Author: Andrew Fastow
105. "Good girls hold their heads high by daylight, Their grace and their virtue soaring with kites,While bad girls slink along in their shame-Everyone stares at them, everyone blames.But those bad girls sleep soundly at night,Ne'er do their consciences wake them in a fright,While our good girls toss and they turn-They lay awake for those who will burn."
Author: Anna Godbersen
106. "Knowledge.Grace. True union with the divine. I find that sort of prayer so much more difficult than the other, because it requires an extreme emotional and spiritual vulnerability. It's frighting,because we're trained not to expose the weakest parts of ourselves, the things that cause us pain and shame and suffering. It's those same things that often block our access to God-- basically, we stand in our own way."
Author: Anna Jarzab
107. "I have made terrible mistakes that have hurt the people that I cared about the most, and I am terribly sorry. I am deeply ashamed of my terrible judgment and my actions."
Author: Anthony Weiner
108. "I hate the world and almost all the people in it. I hate the Labour Congress and the journalists who send men to be slaughtered, and the fathers who feel a smug pride when their sons are killed, and even the pacifists who keep saying human nature is essentially good, in spite of all the daily proofs to the contrary. I hate the planet and the human race—I am ashamed to belong to such a species."
Author: Bertrand Russell
109. "I felt ashamed.""But of what? Psyche, they hadn't stripped you naked or anything?""No, no, Maia. Ashamed of looking like a mortal -- of being a mortal.""But how could you help that?""Don't you think the things people are most ashamed of are things they can't help?"
Author: C.S. Lewis
110. "We have made men proud of most vices, but not of cowardice. Whenever we have almost succeeded in doing so, God permits a war or an earthquake or some other calamity, and at once courage becomes so obviously lovely and important even in human eyes that all our work is undone, and there is still at least one vice of which they feel genuine shame. The danger of inducing cowardice in our patients, therefore, is lest we produce real self-knowledge and self-loathing, with consequent repentance and humility."
Author: C.S. Lewis
111. "How can it be, I wondered, that we can be lying in bed next to a person we love wholly and helplessly, a person we love more than our own breath, and still ache to think of the one who caused us pain all those years ago? It's the betrayal of this second heart of ours, its flesh tied off like a fingertip twined tightly round with a single hair, blue-tinged from lack of blood. The shameful squeeze of it."
Author: Carolyn Parkhurst
112. "But he didnt want to be thought of as a fool. To walk around the town fully dressed and yet appear naked to the world was a shame he couldn't bear."
Author: Carsten Jensen
113. "The girl's life had been squandered in the streets, and among the most noisome of the stews and dens of London, but there was something of the woman's original nature left in her still; and when she heard a light step approaching the door opposite to that by which she had entered, and thought of the wide contrast which the small room would in another moment contain, she felt burdened with the sense of her own deep shame: and shrunk as though she could scarcely bear the presence of her with whom she had sought this interview."
Author: Charles Dickens
114. "At the moment, I'm enjoying John Grisham quite a bit."
Author: Danielle Steel
115. "This world, for aught he knows, is very faulty and imperfect, compared to a superior standard; and was only the first rude essay of some infant deity, who afterwards abandoned it, ashamed of his lame performance: it is the work only of some dependent, inferior deity; and is the object of derision to his superiors: it is the production of old age and dotage in some superannuateddeity; and ever since his death, has run on at adventures, from the first impulse and active force which it received from him."
Author: David Hume
116. "Everything quiet?""You mean Shame""I mean your Pooh News. Any rumblies in the tumblies?" I gave him a grin.He shook his head. "You just can't let that go, can you?..."
Author: Devon Monk
117. "When you know to laugh and when to look upon things as too absurd to take seriously, the other person is ashamed to carry through even if he was serious about it."
Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
118. "Marriage is to me apostasy, profanation of the sanctuary of my soul, violation of my manhood, sale of my birthright, shameful surrender, ignominious capitulation, acceptance of defeat."
Author: George Bernard Shaw
119. "Give me a shot to rememberAnd you can take all the pain away from meA kiss and I will surrenderThe sharpest lives are the deadliest to leadA light to burn all the empiresSo bright the sun is ashamed to rise and beAnd I'm in love with all of those vampiresSo you can leave like the sane abandoned me"
Author: Gerard Way
120. "Body acceptance means, as much as possible, approving of and loving your body, despite its "imperfections", real or perceived. That means accepting that your body is fatter than some others, or thinner than some others, that your eyes are a little crooked, that you have a disability that makes walking difficult, that you have health concerns that you have to deal with — but that all of that doesn't mean that you need to be ashamed of your body or try to change it. Body acceptance allows for the fact that there is a diversity of bodies in the world, and that there's no wrong way to have one."
Author: Golda Poretsky
121. "I was once a shameless, full-time dope fiend."
Author: Gus Van Sant
122. "It's a vanity to think that a legitimate shamanistic experience can be purchased."
Author: J. Tillman
123. "You think of the book you'd most like to be reading, and then you sit down and shamelessly write it."
Author: J.D. Salinger
124. "Fifty?" Harry gasped."Fifty points each," said Professor McGonagall, breathing heavily."Professor — please —""You can't —""Don't tell me what I can and can't do, Potter. I've never been more ashamed of Gryffindor students."
Author: J.K. Rowling
125. "Such verdicts are crimes against truth. The Law is a lie, and through it men lie most shamelessly."
Author: Jack London
126. "Shame, isn't it? That we only like our heroes out in the street when they are looking their best and their uniforms are ‘spit and polished,' and not when they're showing us the wounds they suffered on our behalf."
Author: Jacqueline Winspear
127. "What's wrong with you? I asked myself. You are a happy person. You are an upbeat sort of person. Men smile at you on the subway, women ask you what shampoo you use. Cheer up for Christ's sake, I told myself, relax, you're fine, be happy, Girl. When I talk to myself I call myself Girl."
Author: Jennifer Belle
128. "Why are you trying to be something you're not?"I shrugged, "People change, get used to it Alex. It's not like you know me anyway."He nodded, "You've got that right. I just hope you haven't lost yourself in the process … it would be a real shame if you couldn't find your way back."I frowned at him, "And what the hell is that supposed to mean Alex?"He studied my eyes intently, "I just don't want you to forget who you truly are … because I liked that girl."
Author: Joanne McClean
129. "Shamanism explores an area that contemporary Western science knows little about- the mind."
Author: Jonathon Miller Weisberger
130. "I did things like Shampoo and Heaven Can Wait. I don't know what those films were about. The women I played in them were not very empowered."
Author: Julie Christie
131. "Yes, I still know where I'm going!" I snapped as he emerged beside me yet again, cutting him off before he could say anything. Ash walked on my other side, silent and protective, but I caught him rolling his eyes as Glitch came up. The rebel leader scowled. "Relax, your highness. I wasn't going to ask this time." "Aw, that's a shame," Puck said, falling into step beside him. "You're gonna make me lose my bet with ice-boy. Come on, be a sport. Say it one more time, for me?"
Author: Julie Kagawa
132. "I glanced up into round black eyes, ringed in yellow, but in some small part I saw humanity there. Sadness. It blinked. "Made," it said quietly, almost ashamed."
Author: Kelly Keaton
133. "It is not cowardly, quite the contrary, to seek to meet the adversary and know his intentions. However, it is cowardly, shameful and treasonable to lay down arms."
Author: King Hassan II
134. "Warlord, you once told me I'd always know what you're thinking. What are your thoughts now?""Partly, I'm thinking that I might shame myself in my trews, just from the feel of you next to me."
Author: Kresley Cole
135. "In them, she saw the sham of her life laid out like a book, the foolish belief that she, that anyone, could escape the consequences of this world, could flee from death. That was the deceit. The true serpent in the garden."
Author: Libba Bray
136. "Do not disturb yourself by picturing your life as a whole; do not assemble in your mind the many and varied troubles which have come to you in the past and will come again in the future, but ask yourself with regard to every present difficulty: 'What is there in this that is unbearable and beyond endurance?' You would be ashamed to confess it! And then remind yourself that it is not the future or what has passed that afflicts you, but always the present, and the power of this is much diminished if you take it in isolation and call your mind to task if it thinks that it cannot stand up to it when taken on its own."
Author: Marcus Aurelius
137. "Red", I write "is the color of life. It's blood, passion, rage. It's menstrual flow and after birth. Beginnings and violent end. Red is the color of love. Beating hearts and hungry lips. Roses, Valentines, cherries. Red is the color of shame. Crimson cheeks and spilled blood. Broken hearts, opened veins. A burning desire to return to white."
Author: Mary Hogan
138. "The primitive magician, the medicine man or shaman is not only a sick man, he is above all, a sick man who has been cured, who has succeeded in curing himself."
Author: Mircea Eliade
139. "They've spent alot of money on me. I'm ashamed."
Author: Ned Vizzini
140. "He has shamed me, and he'll kill me, but he shan't humble me."
Author: Norah Lofts
141. "The corners of Bree's mouth were tilted up into a huge grin. It was her I've just seen a super duper hot guy grin.Hot?" Raine asked, already knowing the answer.Bree nodded. "Hell to the yeah!"Like, Alex Pettyfer hot?"Dude, he puts Alex Pettyfer to shame!"
Author: Regan
142. "Ye Hypocrites, are these your pranksTo murder men and gie God thanksDesist for shame, proceed no furtherGod won't accept your thanks for murder."
Author: Robert Burns
143. "It was no ape, neither was it a man. It was some shambling horror spawned in the mysterious, nameless jungles of the south, where strange life teemed in the reeking rot without the dominance of man, and drums thundered in temples that had never known the tread of a human foot."
Author: Robert E. Howard
144. "I showered and shampooed. I even shaved the requisite legs and armpits just in case I fell in a swoon and one or the other was exposed to view. (Kinsey Millhone)"
Author: Sue Grafton
145. "I smirk. There is no weird pillow talk and no pretending we're soft delicate people. No apologies, limits yes, but no shame."
Author: Tara Brown
146. "The tears are falling freely now, and I don't care if he sees them. They're tears of relief for my nephew, worry for my grandfather and my brother, and shame for my mistake. I figure I earned them."
Author: Teresa R. Funke
147. "Life was a sham. Smoke and mirrors hid the dysfunctional lives all of us lived."
Author: Tiffany King
148. "Shame in a woman is known by her dress."
Author: Vikrant Parsai
149. "Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt."
Author: William Cowper
150. "Tony stood up and began pacing the room. "Jack," heconfessed, "my life that I defined as a success is actually a totalshambles, and yet you're suggesting that underneath it all, thereis an unimaginable beauty? Are you telling me that I matter?That even though I am this ugly, ordinary-looking root, that I wasdesigned and intended to express a unique and extraordinaryflower? That's what you are telling me… right?"Jack nodded, again removing his pipe for a puff."And I assume," Tony continued, "this is true about everyhuman being, each person born—""Conceived!" interrupted Jack."Each person ‘conceived' on the planet, each one living inlife-before, each one is a root in which a flower is waiting?Right?"Again Jack nodded"
Author: Wm. Paul Young

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All holy books are, above all, great stories whose plots deal with the basic aspects of human nature, setting them within a particular moral context and a particular framework of supernatural dogma.-Andreas Corelli"
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