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1. "Out of the welter of life, a few people are selected for us by the accident of temporary confinement in the same circle. We never would have chosen these neighbors; life chose them for us. But thrown together on this island of living, we stretch to understand each other and are invigorated by the stretching. The difficulty with big city environment is that if we select—and we must in order to live and breathe and work in such crowded conditions—we tend to select people like ourselves, a very monotonous diet. All hors d'oeuvres and no meat; or all sweets and no vegetables, depending on the kind of people we are. But however much the diet may differ between us, one thing is fairly certain: we usually select the known, seldom the strange. We tend not to choose the unknown which might be a shock or a disappointment or simply a little difficult to cope with. And yet it is the unknown with all its disappointments and surprises that is the most enriching."
Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh
2. "To A Friend Whose Work Has Come To Triumph"Consider Icarus, pasting those sticky wintgs on,testing that strange little tug at his shoulder blade,and think of that first flawless moment over the lawnof the labyrinth. Think of the difference it made!There below are the trees, as awkward as camels;and here are the shocked starlings pumping pastand think of innocent Icarus who is doing quite well:larger than a sail, over the fog and the blastof the plushy ocean, he goes. Admire his wings!Feel the fire at his neck and see how casuallyhe glances up and is caught, wondrously tunnelinginto that hot eye. Who cares that feel back to the sea?See him acclaiming the sun and come plunging downwhile his sensible daddy goes straight into town."
Author: Anne Sexton
3. "It will shock many - I've lived a full life and really enjoyed my time as a pop star."
Author: Belinda Carlisle
4. "Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders and each generation grows up into something harder to shock."
Author: Ben Lindsey
5. "I froze, shocked. (And don't try to clam that you did anything different the first time a government bureaucrat pulled a gun on you.)"
Author: Brandon Sanderson
6. "Agressive music can only shock you once. Afterwards its impact declines. It's inevitable."
Author: Brian Eno
7. "In April of 2006, the Church-owned Desert Morning News, in a remarkable week-long series on suicide in Utah, reported: "A former surgeon general who recently spoke in Utah about suicide prevention said he was impressed with the state's warm and friendly people...But, he added, 'In New York, we kill each other. In Utah, you kill yourselves.'" The newspaper gave the shocking statistic that Utah leads the entire nation in suicides among men aged 15 to 24. Utah also has the 11th highest suicide rate over all age groups. (36)"
Author: Carol Lynn Pearson
8. "Don't" be shocked, Jane," he murmured as he lifted her higher, and poised her at the tip of his cock. "Don?t be embarrassed. Not with me. You?re gorgeous, and everything about you is perfect." She nodded, met his gaze, and they held each other as she sunk down slowly upon him, impaling herself. She cried out, her hand flying to her lower belly. "Feel me all the way up there, do you my love?" She nodded, began to move, and he let her, just felt her body move and undulate beneath his palms."
Author: Charlotte Featherstone
9. "Imaginings and resonances and pain and small longings and prejudices. They mean nothing against the resolute hardness of the sea. They meant less than the marl and the mud and the dry clay of the cliff that were eaten away by the weather, washed away by the sea. It was not just that they would fade: they hardly existed, they did not matter, they would have no impact on this cold dawn, this deserted remote seascape where the water shone in the early light and shocked her with its sullen beauty. It might have been better, she felt, if there had never been people, if this turning of the world, and the glistening sea, and the morning breeze happened without witnesses, without anyone feeling, or remembering, or dying, or trying to love. She stood at the edge of the cliff until the sun came out from behind the black rainclouds,"
Author: Colm Tóibín
10. "Because I grew up with this naive expectation of people doing right, I get shocked by every little violation."
Author: Dave Eggers
11. "How dare you? How dare you, of all people, not have faith in him?" Livia shot back. "All that negativity? You believe it. That's what he is to you? A burden?" Livia's mouth stayed open with the shock of his words and her bravery."
Author: Debra Anastasia
12. "He'd been unique, a member of a vanishing race, a vanishing tribe, an individual in an ancient society. Now he was one of thousands with mixed blood, not unique anymore, not even Lakota. He was part Moroccan, part Berber if he believed the senator. The illegitimate son of a senator, how was that for a shocker? And if it hadn't been for a renegade gambling syndicate trying to get a casino on Sioux land that they could siphon off profits from, he'd have gone the rest of his life without ever knowing the truth. His mother had kept her secret for thirty-six years. His whole life."
Author: Diana Palmer
13. "Five GOP representative candidates this session have shocked me to my soul at how blatant they have trivialized rape. My prayers were answered in their defeat!"
Author: Diane Chamberlain
14. "Ricky just listens. He isn't shocked. He isn't surprised. He listens to me because he knows. He knows the shame and the guilt and the sorrow and the rage. And he does not judge me. He just listens."
Author: Emily Andrews
15. "Madison Square Garden, November 1984. I don't recall taking too much fear into the ring. I knew I could fight. But I got a big shock. They put me in with this rough, tough veteran called Lionel Byarm. He tested me to the limit. But I fought my heart out and, in the end, I prevailed. The story of my life, in my very first fight."
Author: Evander Holyfield
16. "I did remember. The librarian had picked me up and held me to her chest as we evacuated beneath the flashing fire alarm. I'd felt so safe and nonflammable between her breasts."So what's that got to do with you?" I asked."I knew you liked her," Luke said. "So I set that up.""You pulled the alarm?" I asked, shocked."No!" Luke protested. Then he grinned. "I set the fire."
Author: Flynn Meaney
17. "You are so intense. Like a storm. It's shocking how intense you are."
Author: Francesca Lia Block
18. "It takes a shock to the system, doesn't it, to make a man realize what good things he has."
Author: Graham Moore
19. "I fail to see the issue that will shock the people of this great country of ours into some decisive action."
Author: Graham Nash
20. "Scenes of blood and cruelty are shocking to our ear and heart. What man has nerve to do, man has not nerve to hear."
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
21. "People looked at me, shocked.I gave them a nice big smile. That's right, look what big teeth I have. I knew I was a vegetarian, but aside from Jim and a few friends, nobody else did. Besides, just because I didn't eat meat, didn't mean I wouldn't bite."
Author: Ilona Andrews
22. "V's smile didn't last long. "Don't get your romantic side fired up about me and Jane, buddy.She's human."Butch's jaw dropped and he pulled a bobble. "No, really? That's such a shocker! And here I thought shewas a sheep."V shot Butch a fuck-ya stare."
Author: J.R. Ward
23. "I heard a song that nailed it: "And if the day came when I felt a natural emotion / I'd get such a shock I'd probably lie / in the middle of the street and die." When were these so-called natural emotions and why were they worth more than the others? Hadn't I already begun to suspect that with feelings, as with revolutions, the more spontaneous-seeming were actually the outcome of long and involved tactical maneuvers? And if, unfortunately, you had to make do without being 'natural', wasn't it better to act as consciously, as deliberately, and therefore as forcefully as possible? Just because a feeling had been painstakingly pieced together didn't mean it was worthless, nor was it necessarily shallow..."
Author: Jean Christophe Valtat
24. "For once, I agree with Blake." Daemon met my shocked stare. "We can't, Kitten. Not now."I wasn't okay with this, but I couldn't run down the hall, letting people free. We didn't plan for that and we only had a set amount of time. It sucked-sucked worse than people who pirated books, sucked more than a year for the next book in a beloved series, and sucked more than a brutal cliffhanger ending."
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
25. "Star Trek?" I asked her. "Really?" "What?" she demanded, bending unnaturally black eyebrows together. "There are two kinds of people in the universe, Molly," I said. "Star Trek fans and Star Wars fans. This is shocking." She sniffed. "This is the post-nerd-closet world, Harry. It's okay to like both." "Blasphemy and lies," I said."
Author: Jim Butcher
26. "Uh, the Council," I said. "Big shock, they aren't helping."Murphy looked like she might be asleep, but she snorted. "So we're on our own."Yeah."Good. It's more familiar."
Author: Jim Butcher
27. "To look at ourselves from afar, to make the subjective suddenly objective: this gives us a psychic shock."
Author: Julian Barnes
28. "Ibn Mas'ud said, "When 'Umar died nine-tenth of all knowledge vanished with him." The people were shocked and said, "How can this be when among us now are still many of the great companions?" Ibn Mas'ud replied,"I am not speaking of the knowledge of fiqh and the science of judgements, I'm speaking about the knowledge of Allah." This struggle of isolation, hunger, sleeplessness, weeping, fear and endless service to men was for this end. The journey is only for knowledge of Allah and the whole of it lies in detachment from everything that passes away. First from what is displeasing to Allah, then from one's self-illusion and desires, and then from all men and all otherness until there is only isolation and extreme nearness to Allah."
Author: Khalid Muhammad Khalid
29. "Then she declared loudly, "Smoke break!" and everyone's eyes came to us, some of them shocked seeing as these days you could light up a doobie and no one would blink but if you lit up a smoke, you courted being publicly stoned to death."
Author: Kristen Ashley
30. "Darlin', the last time I walked into a mall was two presidents ago." I stared at him in shock. Then I asked, "Is that even possible?" "I got a dick and I was single so, yeah, it's possible."
Author: Kristen Ashley
31. "I had crossed the yard to him slowly, watching him draw closer, baffled by the way my heart was skittering around my chest. Then he'd picked me up and spun me in a circle, and I'd clung to him, breathing in his sweet, familiar smell, shocked by how much I'd missed him. Dimly, I'd been aware that I still had a shard of the blue cup in my hand, that it was idgging into my palm, but I didn't want to let go.When he finally set me down and ambled off to the kitchen to find his lunch, I stood there, my palm dripping blood, my head still spinning, knowing that everything had changed.Ana Kuya had scoled me for getting blood on the clean kitchen floor. She'd bandaged my hand and told me it would heal. But I knew it would just go on hurting.In the creaking silence of the cell, Mal kissed the scar on my palm, the wound made so long ago by the edge of that broken cup, a fragile thing I'd thought beyond repair."
Author: Leigh Bardugo
32. "(after asking Christ into his heart) I waited. And then, true to His promise, He came into my heart and my life. The moment was more than remarkable; it was the most realistic experience I'd ever had. I'm not sure what I expected; perhaps my life or my sins or a great white light would flash before my eyes; perhaps I'd feel a shock like being hit by a bolt of lightning. Instead, I felt no tremendous sensation, just a weightlessness and an enveloping calm that let me know that Christ had come into my heart."
Author: Louis Zamperini
33. "This dim coolness of my room was to the broad daylight of the street what the shadow is to the sunbeam, that is to say equally luminous, and presented to my imagination the entire panorama of summer, which my senses, if I had been out walking, could have tasted and enjoyed only piecemeal; and so it was quite in harmony with my state of repose which (thanks to the enlivening adventures related in my books) sustained, like a hand reposing motionless in a stream of running water, the shock and animation of a torrent of activity."
Author: Marcel Proust
34. "I peered deeper and found my soul. A little tattered and with some holes, but there all the same. It had always been there, I realized with shock."
Author: Maria V. Snyder
35. "A—ris—ta?" Degan asked, sounding horse. "What is it?""A rat bit me," she said, once again shocked by her own rasping voice."Jasper does that if—" Gaunt coughed and hacked. After a moment, hespoke again. "If he thinks you're dead or too weak to fight.""Jasper?""I call him that, but I've also named the stones in my cell.""I only counted mine," Arista said."Two hundred and thirty-four," Degan replied instantly."I have two hundred and twenty-eight.""Did you count the cracked ones as two?""No."
Author: Michael J. Sullivan
36. "If you are drawn to the left hand path, it's usually because you've had some kind of life experience that has shocked you, awakened you."
Author: Nikolas Schreck
37. "My kind [vampires] does not surprise easily," he said. "You surprised me, this morning. I have thus used up my full quota of shock and consternation for some interval."I stared at him. "You made a *joke*.""I have heard this kind of thing may happen..."
Author: Robin McKinley
38. "[W]hen Ben was kissing me, the whole world retreated. I felt things I'd never felt before, in places I never knew were connected.But I was pretty sure that whatever was buzzing against my thigh was not normal. For one thing, it was ringing.Ben dragged his mouth away from mine and mumbled a curse that was a little shocking and kind of hot."Ignore it," he said.That was easy for him to say when his cell phone was rounding third base. If anyone got a home run tonight, I didn't want it to be Verizon Wireless."
Author: Rosemary Clement Moore
39. "Hello, Josie," they'd say with a half smile, followed by a sigh and sometimes a shake of the head. They acted like they felt sorry for me, but as soon as they were ten steps away, I'd hear one of the words, along with my mother's name. The wealthy women pretended it singed their tongue to say whore. They'd whisper it and raise their eyebrows. Then they'd fake an expression of shock, like the word itself had crawled into their pants with a case of the clap. They didn't need to feel sorry for me. I was nothing like Mother."
Author: Ruta Sepetys
40. "I can't help it, I run up to him and put my arms around him. Shocked he pulls away, just a little because my arms are still around him and he lifts my head to look at him and kisses me. "And you've been trying to act like you aren't interested." he says while smiling that smile that makes butterflies suddenly appear in multitudes in my stomach."
Author: Sara Daniell
41. "The waitress scuttles away, and I make a shooing motion at the old couple who're still glaring. "Don't you have something to better to work on?" I hiss. "Like golfing or eating prunes or dying?" The old lady looks shocked. "Okay, sorry, not dying. But seriously, prunes are good for you."
Author: Sara Wolf
42. "I felt something catch in my throat, a sudden surge of sadness that caught me unaware, almost taking my breath away. That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of something being gone. Just when you think it's reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you and it just hits you all over again, that shocking."
Author: Sarah Dessen
43. "If I don't read at least one bad thing about myself every day I take a long look at my behaviour and try harder to be shocking."
Author: Sarah Morgan
44. "I don't set out to offend or shock, but I also don't do anything to avoid it."
Author: Sarah Silverman
45. "The streak of bleach in my hair is as obvious as ever. Am I really going out in public like this? I push my hair backward and forward a few times - but I can't hide it. Maybe I could walk along with my hand carelessly positioned at my head, as if I'm thinking hard. I attempt a few casual, pensive poses in the mirror."Is your head all right?"I swivel round in shock to see Nathaniel at the open door, wearing a plaid shirt and jeans."Er...fine," I say, my hand still glued to my head. "I was just..."Oh, there's no point. I bring my hand down from my hair and Nathaniel regards the streak for a moment."It looks nice," he says. "Like a badger.""A badger?" I say, affronted. "I don't look like a badger.""Badgers are beautiful creatures," says Nathaniel with a shrug. "I'd rather look like a badger than a stoat."
Author: Sophie Kinsella
46. "How did I end up in films with people like Keira Knightley... all these beautiful leading ladies and me - it's kind of shocking."
Author: Steve Carell
47. "Forget, too, the lamb-y, metaphor-male, the groinless, bourgeois Jesus, with his Easter-egg, candy-store-window eyes ogling the cruciform crosspiece of his eyebrows. If you meet such a Christ on the way, kill him. Do you wish to love? Do you wish to love? Leave love. Love nothing. Life is dark; life is dark at the no-place of the shocked heart cut two by the bone-handled, thrice-bladed Word."
Author: Tim Lilburn
48. "I am shocked by the easy attitude of many in the media towards disclosing our Nation's secrets."
Author: Todd Tiahrt
49. "Mutuality is accomplished by two whole persons; and if each partner truly intends to be but the fraction of a relationship (thinking my whole makes up half of us) he or she will soon discover that these halves do not fit perfectly together. The mathematics can work only if each subtracts something of himself or herself, shears it off, and lays it aside forever. There will come, then, a moment of shock when one spouse realizes, ‘you won't want the whole of me? Not the whole of me, but only a part of me, makes up the whole of us?" P 45"
Author: Walter Wangerin Jr.
50. "The question is: is it better to be alive or dead? Is it nobler to put up with all the nasty things that luck throws your way, or to fight against all those troubles by simply putting an end to them once and for all? Dying, sleeping—that's all dying is—a sleep that ends all the heartache and shocks that life on earth gives us—that's an achievement to wish for. To die, to sleep—to sleep, maybe to dream. Ah, but there's the catch: in death's sleep who knows what kind of dreams might come, after we've put the noise and commotion of life behind us. That's certainly something to worry about. That's the consideration that makes us stretch out our sufferings so long."
Author: William Shakespeare

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Nobody is good or bad. They are either strong or weak. Strong people stick to their morals, no matter what the trials and tribulations. Weak people, many a times, do not even realise how low they have fallen."
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