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1. "John [the father] kept saying, "You have a penis. That means you're a boy." One day, Shannon noticed that her son had been in the bathroom an awfully long time and pushed the door open. "He had a pair of my best, sharpest sewing scissors poised, ready to cut. Penis in the scissors. I said, 'What are you doing?' He said, 'This doesn't belong here. So I'm going to cut it off.' I said, 'You can't do that.' He said, 'Why not?' I said, 'Because if you ever want to have girl parts, they need that to make them.' I pulled that one right out of my ass. He handed me the scissors and said, 'Okay."
Author: Andrew Solomon
2. "One of the adversary's sharpest tools is to convince us that we are no longer worthy to pray. No matter who you are or what you may have done, you can always pray."
Author: Boyd K. Packer
3. "Came Honker's trip to Slice City along about then: our sax-man got a neck all full of the sharpest kind of steel. So we were out one horn. And you could tell: we played a little bit too rough, and the head-arrangements Collins and His Crew grew up to, they needed Honker's grease in the worst way. But we'd been together for five years or more, and a new man just didn't play somehow. We were this one solid thing, like a unit, and somebody had cut off a piece of us and we couldn't grow the piece back so we just tried to get along anyway, bleeding every night, bleeding from that wound. ("Black Country")"
Author: Charles Beaumont
4. "I verily believe that her not remembering and not minding in the least, made me cry again, inwardly - and that is the sharpest crying of all."
Author: Charles Dickens
5. "My agent is the quickest, sharpest man on earth."
Author: Christoph Waltz
6. "There's a story... a legend, about a bird that sings just once in its life. From the moment it leaves its nest, it searches for a thorn tree... and never rests until it's found one. And then it sings... more sweetly than any other creature on the face of the earth. And singing, it impales itself on the longest, sharpest thorn. But, as it dies, it rises above its own agony, to outsing the lark and the nightingale. The thorn bird pays its life for just one song, but the whole world stills to listen, and God in his heaven smiles."
Author: Colleen McCullough
7. "The sharpest tools in the box are not always the best tools for the job."
Author: Craig Stone
8. "God gives His deepest discernment and sharpest marksmanship to men who aim to expose His truth before an enemy's lies."
Author: Criss Jami
9. "Liberalism, contrary to popular belief, is facing backward in considering the injustice of its ancestors. Conservatism, contrary to popular belief, is facing forward in considering the psychology of its descendants. Definitively, it seems in the modern world that neither side really knows which direction it's facing, and men of the sharpest judgment are simply turned off from picking either of the poisons."
Author: Criss Jami
10. "Such fatigues and hardship as these serve to wean me more from the earth; and, I trust, will make heaven the sweeter. Formerly, when I was thus exposed to cold, rain, etc., I was ready to please myself with the thoughts of enjoying a comfortable house, a warm fire, and other outward comforts; but now these have less place in my heart (through the grace of God) and my eye is more to God for comfort. In this world I expect tribulation; and it does not now, as formerly, appear strange to me; I don't in such seasons of difficulty flatter myself that it will be better hereafter; but rather think how much worse it might be; how much greater trials others of God's children have endured; and how much greater are yet perhaps reserved for me. Blessed be God that he makes the comfort to me, under my sharpest trials; and scarce ever lets these thoughts be attended with terror or melancholy; but they are attended frequently with great joy."
Author: David Brainard
11. "I used to want to be the quickest, loudest, and sharpest. I think as time has gone on, I've gotten more relaxed."
Author: Debbie Gibson
12. "Craft the finest arrowForage jungles for straightest shaftForge sharpest head of glass Pluck feathers of the wisest crowWithout the simplest archer and bowWithout a mark that's trueUselessCraft the finest vesselFell the jungle's strongest mastBuild the world's mightiest hullA flag the crown of all seas you can sewWithout the simplest oarsmen to row Without a port that's trueUseless"
Author: Dylan Thomas McCall
13. "For just a little while, in all our lives, we're granted brief glimpses at the way things really operate. In those times, we learn the hardest lessons. To coin a few phrases, there are none so blind as those who will not see... and sometimes, the sweetest kittens have the sharpest claws."
Author: Edward Morris
14. "Your gift is not a burden," she whispered. "But you must be brave, because it has more power than the sharpest claw..."
Author: Erin Hunter
15. "Politically Incorrect was the name of the show Bill Maher hosted in the 1990s. It's also an apt description of the man himself. Now host of -- HBO's hit show Real Time, I find Maher to be one of the sharpest observers of American politics and life in general out there. It doesn't mean I always agree with him. I always find him funny, though."
Author: Fareed Zakaria
16. "This pleasure comes precisely from the sharpest awareness of your own degradation; from the knowledge that you have gone to the utmost limit; that it is despicable, yet cannot be otherwise; that you no longer have any way out; that you will never become a different man."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
17. "It's in despair that you find the sharpest pleasures, particularly when you are most acutely aware of the hopelessness of your position."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
18. "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
19. "For its health, cricket needs to look outward to the sharpest minds, to people who sustain and nurture brands and often take hard but necessary decisions. Cricket cannot be bound by cricketing minds alone."
Author: Harsha Bhogle
20. "The effort really to see and really to represent is no idle business in face of the constant force that makes for muddlement. The great thing is indeed that the muddled state too is one of the very sharpest of the realities, that it also has color and form and character, has often in fact a broad and rich comicality."
Author: Henry James
21. "Deeply reluctant to judge a Founder as wanting in moral force, modern commentators retreat to a range of adjectives such as ‘flawed,' ‘human,' ‘contradictory,' ‘paradoxical,' ‘compartmentalized,' while preserving for [Thomas] Jefferson what [one] historian...calls ‘a fundamental core of naïve innocence.'* But at Jefferson's core there lay a fundamental belief in the righteousness of his power. Jefferson wore racism like a suit of armor, knowing that it would always break the sharpest swords of the idealists."
Author: Henry Wiencek
22. "I have no idea whether parents can be of help, and I do not blame mine. It was my own affair to come to terms with myself and to find my own way, and like most well-brought-up children, I managed it badly.Everyone goes through this crisis. For the average person this is the point when the demands of his own life come into the sharpest conflict with his environment, when the way forward has to be sought with the bitterest means at his command. Many people experience the dying and rebirth - which is our fate - only this once during their entire life. Their childhood becomes hollow and gradually collapses, everything they love abandons them and they suddenly feel surrounded by the loneliness and mortal cold of the universe. Very many are caught forever in this impasse, and for the rest of their lives cling painfully to an irrevocable past, the dream of the lost paradise - which is the worst and most ruthless of dreams."
Author: Hermann Hesse
23. "Alas for those girls who've refused the truth: The sweetest tongue has the sharpest tooth."
Author: Jack Zipes
24. "In this image (watching sensual murder through a peephole) Lorrain embodies the criminal delight of decadent art. The watcher who records the crimes (both the artist and consumer of art) is constructed as marginal, powerless to act, and so exculpated from action, passive subject of a complex pleasure, condemning and yet enjoying suffering imposed on others, and condemning himself for his own enjoyment. In this masochistic celebration of disempowerment, the sharpest pleasure recorded is that of the death of some important part of humanity. The dignity of human life is the ultimate victim of Lorrain's art, thrown away on a welter of delighted self-disgust."
Author: Jennifer Birkett
25. "He can't hear you." Alex sighs. "You aren't the sharpest sheep in the barn, are you?""That's not even the right metaphor," I snap, my attention still focused on Richie. "It's the sharpest pencil in the box.""Right." Alex nods. "Except you are a sheep. I'm not stupid, I just adjusted the metaphor to fit your persona-""Oh, shut up. Richie!" I scream again. Alex shakes his head."
Author: Jessica Warman
26. "They "cruise" or hold themselves up with furniture in search of the hardest and sharpest surface to bang their head on."
Author: Jim Gaffigan
27. "I am not the sharpest knife in the knife-thing."
Author: Jimmy Dore
28. "I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses."
Author: Johannes Kepler
29. "As the best wine doth make the sharpest vinegar, so the deepest love turneth to the deadliest hate."
Author: John Lyly
30. "Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party."
Author: Joseph Stalin
31. "Because fate would not slight me so unspeakably. I'd seek a noon-day sun if I were paired with one such as you." "Such as me," she repeated blandly. She'd been mocked too often over her lifetime to take offense. Her skin was as thick as armor. "Yes, you. An ignorant, mortal Kmart checkout girl." He took the sharpest knife from his place setting, absently turning it between his left thumb and forefinger. "Kmart? I should have been so lucky. Those jobs were hard to come by. I worked at my uncle's outfitter shop." "Then you're even worse. You're an outfitter checkout girl with aspirations for Kmart." "Still better than a demon."
Author: Kresley Cole
32. "He didn't seem like the sharpest tool in the shed."
Author: Lisa Unger
33. "The fascination that lives on the keenest edge, and sparkles on the sharpest point, also gathers in depths of a fall."
Author: Mark Lawrence
34. ""But in those whom no necessity forces to turn Author, who merely write for fame, and have full leisure to polish their compositions, faults are impardonable, and merit the sharpest arrows of criticism."
Author: Matthew Gregory Lewis
35. "I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I do know how to count."
Author: Mickey Gilley
36. "The sharpest memory of our old-fashioned Christmas eve is my mother's hand making sure I was settled in bed."
Author: Paul Engle
37. "They're not the sharpest people - babies. So, you must be everything to them."
Author: Paul Reiser
38. "Some of your griefs you have cured,And the sharpest you still have survived,But what torments of grief you've enduredFrom evils that never arrived."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
39. "It pained her that a few hundred words in an also-ran newspaper could get her kicked out. That damned article.And Rook.Her sharpest agony. She had invested in this guy. Waited for this guy. Felt something for this guy that went beyond the bedroom ... or wherever else they took each other. Nikki did not give herself easily to a man, and this betrayal by Rook was why. Heat reflected on her answer at the oral boards about her greatest flaw and admitted her reply was a mask. Yes, her identification with her job was total. But her greatest flaw wasn't overinvestment in her career. It was her reticence to be vulnerable. Unarmed as she was-literally-she had been emotionally so with Rook.That was the gut shot that had blown clean through her soul."
Author: Richard Castle
40. "The sharpest criticism often goes hand in hand with the deepest idealism and love of country."
Author: Robert F. Kennedy
41. "During the war some of the country's sharpest minds had looked as if they had been dragged through a hedge backwards."
Author: Sara Sheridan
42. "Time apparently did nothing but blunt grief's sharpest edge so that it hacked rather than sliced."
Author: Stephen King
43. "Through the mosses bare, they have planted thorn-trees for pleasure here and there. If any man so daring as dig them up in spite, He shall find their sharpest thorns in his bed at night."
Author: William Allingham

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