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1. "I had to be a grown-up when I should have been a little boy, and now that I'm a grown-up my little-boyness has exploded out of me. I've lived my life backwards."
Author: Alan Cumming
2. "Blood hell, what happened to you?" - DanteThe dark wisard and I had a mild disagreement." -ViperWhat sort of disagreement?" -DanteI thought he should be dead and he disagreed." -Viper"
Author: Alexandra Ivy
3. "You should tell the truth as often as you can, but in such a way as people don't believe you or think that you're being funny."
Author: Auberon Waugh
4. "Step 1: Wonder at something. Step 2: Invite others to wonder with you. You should wonder at the things nobody else is wondering about."
Author: Austin Kleon
5. "Armel shrugged. "I suppose so, Brother, but why do creatures have to fight?" Demple picked Mudge up and placed him on his shoulder. "Because there's always good and bad in the land, and goodbeasts have to protect their friends an' families from evil ones who want nothing but to conquer an' destroy."
Author: Brian Jacques
6. "Oh, hey, maybe I should have mentioned that my friends are retarded douchebags."
Author: Bryan Lee O'Malley
7. "For all the pain you suffered, my mama. For all the torment of your past and future years, my mama. For all the anguish this picture of pain will cause you. For the unspeakable mystery that brings good fathers and sons into the world and lets a mother watch them tear at each other's throats. For the Master of the Universe, whose suffering world I do not comprehend. For dreams of horror, for nights of waiting, for memories of death, for the love I have for you, for all the things I remember, and for all the things I should remember but have forgotten, for all these I created this painting—an observant Jew working on a crucifixion because there was no aesthetic mold in his own religious tradition into which he could pour a painting of ultimate anguish and torment."
Author: Chaim Potok
8. "Cause that's the thing about boomerangs, right? They come back even if they feel they shouldn't, they come back even if the world tries to stop them, they come back because they ultimately know where they belong...and who they belong to."
Author: Con Template
9. "In my expectation that good fortune will lead inextricably to its reversal, I should note that I don't think I'm less deserving of happiness than anyone else; it is that in an unequal world, nobody deserves the privileges I enjoy."
Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
10. "Why should the arbitrary assignment of genital parts determine whether or not you want to be with a person?"
Author: David Levithan
11. "Tiny: but there is the word, this word phil wrayson taught me once: weltschmerz. it's the depression you feel when the world as it is does not line up with the world as you think it should be. i live in a big goddamned weltzschermz ocean, you know? and so do you."
Author: David Levithan
12. "We should be more concerned with reaching the lost than pampering the saved."
Author: David McGee
13. "Don't allow someone not worth it to have the power to occupy your thoughts. If they don't find you worth the effort or the time, why should you waste yours?"
Author: Donna Lynn Hope
14. "I say further that our system of education should be unsectarian."
Author: Edmund Barton
15. "You always help me put things in perspective Ray," I told him after our food arrived."No, Camille," he laughed. "I point out the bullshit you avoid, make you step in it then I leave it up to you to figure out how to get it off your shoes.""I guess that's why I'm never sure if I should thank you," I said suddenly feeling lighter than I had in days. "There's a lot of old shit on my shoes today."
Author: Elizabeth Munro
16. "A house,' said Wemyss, explaining its name to Lucy on the morning of their arrival, 'should always be named after whatever most insistently catches the eye.''Then oughtn't it to have been called The Cows?' asked Lucy; for the meadows round were strewn thickly as far as she could see with recumbent cows, and they caught her eye much more than the tossing bare willow branches.'No,' said Wemyss, annoyed. 'It ought not have been called The Cows."
Author: Elizabeth Von Arnim
17. "That Love is all there isIs all we know of Love,It is enough, the freight should beProportioned to the groove."
Author: Emily Dickinson
18. "I really wasn't even sure if I should continue acting. I would like try and figure out if I could be good enough to do it. It was like 10 or 12 years into my career before I felt like maybe I can do it. It was such a different time than now."
Author: Forest Whitaker
19. "When admiring human accomplishments we should not confusethe achievements of the few for the capacity of the many."
Author: Geoffroy Birtz
20. "Then I reached down into myself and managed to say, 'you should celebrate, your birthday should be celebrated, because the world's a better place with you in it.' May you continue to pile on the years, but with more pleasure from now on."
Author: Helen Simpson
21. "Hope is a bad thing. It means that you are not what you want to be. It means that part of you is dead, if not all of you. It means that you entertain illusions. It's a sort of spiritual clap, I should say."
Author: Henry Miller
22. "When prayer, rituals and ascetic life are just a means of self-indulgence, they are harmful rather than beneficial. This is quite obvious to people nowadays, when it is widely recognised that fixations are not the same as valuable and laudable observances. One should not pray if that prayer is vanity; rituals are wrong when they provide lower satisfactions, like emotional stimulus instead of enlightenment; he or she should not be an ascetic who is only enjoying it."
Author: Idries Shah
23. "As she released his hand and sat down in her seat he moved her hair back behind her shoulder and whispered in her ear, "I love that dress. I love the shoes. I love everything. You look sensational..."
Author: J.B. McGee
24. "I purposefully abstain from dates on this occasion,that very one may be liberty to fix their own,aware that the cure of unconquerable passions,and the transfer of unchanging attachments,must vary much as to time in different people.---I only entreat every body to believe that exactly at the time when it was quite natural that it should be so, and not a week earlier,Edmund did cease to care about Miss Crawford, and become anxious to marry Fanny,as Fanny herself could desire."
Author: Jane Austen
25. "I stick my tongue out at it. Ugh. I should be committed to an insane asylum. At least I'm not talking to a volley ball."
Author: Jen Wylie
26. "Whose team are you on?" I ask him.   "I don't follow you – what do you mean whose team am I on?" he asks.   "I mean, you want your son back and there are forces in this world that want to take him from you. There is a battle going on. Sides have been taken, John's team is his family and the other team is everything that you don't want for your son. Walking away is the exact thing that the other side wants. Instead of walking away, you need to fight."   I add: "Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be and he will become what he should be."
Author: John A. Passaro
27. "To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while."
Author: Josh Billings
28. "She looks at herself in the mirror. The idea is to look sexy again. And for whom exactly? Yourself, of course. Yes, well, that's all wonderfully self-affirming and very strong-minded as any decent woman should be these days, but let's just face facts here and say that when a woman - no, when a person is thinking about feeling sexy, it is always with the idea of someone else in mind."
Author: Joshua Ferris
29. "Zed : Penguins, such fascinating creatures, but I didn't know you were studying them. What class is that you're taking?Sky: The ‘we-stupid-looking-creature-should-stick-together' class."
Author: Joss Stirling
30. "I've written books as acts of discovery: things I need to know and that I need to touch. And it's very dangerous work to deal with the most toxic internal elements... I feel like Madame Curie at my computer. I feel like I should be hemorrhaging from my eyes and ears."
Author: Kate Braverman
31. "That is a noble idea, though I think it far to generous," Jupiter said. "Once a decade should be sufficient.""I would rather be too generous than not in such cases.""As you wish."[One day, Atticus was amazed to discover that when Jupiter said, "As you wish," what he really meant was "I love you."]"
Author: Kevin Hearne
32. "It's funny to me that power comes from sitting behind a desk. It should come from spending yourself."
Author: Kirsty Eagar
33. "The slaying of multitudes should be mourned with sorrow. A victory should be celebrated with the funeral rite."
Author: Lao Tzu
34. "I am dying a thousand cruel and unusual deaths as fifty pairs of eyes take me in, size me up like something that should be hanging over a fireplace in a gentleman's den."
Author: Libba Bray
35. "Someone should say that; why we shouldn't burn their schools and destroy their buildings and infrastructures instead of burning our own homes."
Author: M.F. Moonzajer
36. "Things shouldn't hinge on so very little. Sneeze and you're highway carnage. Remove one tiny stone and you're an avalanche statistic. But I guess if you can die without ever understanding how it happened then you can also live without a complete understanding of how. And in a way that's kind of relaxing."
Author: Miriam Toews
37. "Forgive my asking you to use your mind. It is a thing which no novelist should expect of his reader..."
Author: Owen Wister
38. "Is it...dead?" asked Tom, his voice all quivery with fright."A town just ran over him," said Hester. "I shouldn't think he's very well..."
Author: Philip Reeve
39. "You should take notes whenever you hear interesting or original language."
Author: Randa Abdel Fattah
40. "I am no party man in this matter in any degree; and if I have any objection to the motion it is this, that whereas it is a motion to inquire into the manufacturing distress of the country, it should have been a motion to inquire into manufacturing and agricultural distress."
Author: Richard Cobden
41. "I have lost my spark, I'm told, and should seek to rekindle it.  Respecting the messenger, I wonder if this is true.  I feel as if my spark endures, but having opened up to the world so bright, perhaps it no longer shines by comparison.  So, without a word, I slip back into seclusion to nurture my beautiful inner glow."
Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
42. "Reading Plato should be easy; understanding Plato can be difficult."
Author: Robin A.H. Waterfield
43. "A good sermon should be like a woman's skirt: short enough to arouse interest but long enough to cover the essentials."
Author: Ronald Knox
44. "What? It's a fair sacrifice. If you've got to be with one chick for the rest of your life, then you should at least get to go out with a bang. Or two. Or three." Anna raised a perfectly arched brow. "Really? Would you want some jackass to do that with our daughter?" "Fuck no. I'll chop the little bastard's balls off if he tries that kind of shit on my girl," he scowled."
Author: S.C. Stephens
45. "He had always liked a good mess—God knows he had sure made a few. In typical form, he squared his shoulders, furrowed his brows and muttered, "bring it on."
Author: Shelley K. Wall
46. "The innocent should never have to suffer from the battles of others. (Valerius)I know, but it seems to always be the case. (Acheron)A furore infra, libera nos - spare us from the fury within. (Valerius)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
47. "But what should we do when the highborn and wealthy take to crime? Indeed, if a poor man will spend a year in prison for stealing out of hunger, how high would the gallows need to be to hang the rich man who breaks the law out of greed?"
Author: Terry Pratchett
48. "Bombs have kill-radiuses; churches should have love-radiuses--anyone within twenty miles of a church should know it."
Author: Tyler Edwards
49. "In ancient Rome, when a victorious general paraded through the streets, legend has it that he was sometimes trailed by a servant whose job it was to repeat to him, " Memento Mori": Remember you will die. A reminder of mortality would help the hero keep things in perspective, instill some humility. Job's memento mori had been delivered by his doctors, but it did not instill humility. Instead he roared back after his recovery with even more passion. The illness reminded him that he had nothing to lose, so he should forge ahead full speed. " He came back on a mission," said Cook. " Even though he was now running a large company, he kept making bold moves that I don't think anybody else would have done."
Author: Walter Isaacson
50. "Your generation is so cynical. You should try to help every individual person you meet, Ari, as a reflex, without thinking." Ari put his head on the steering wheel. "Here we find a fundamental weakness of the Christ doctrine," the Minister declared, making that wise and relatable face that had always been such a success in his television lectures. "It troubles itself too much with conscience, rationale, and so on. Now, I myself am a student of human nature. I observe all faiths, and draw my own conclusions. For example, a Christian sees a tramp in the street, he begins agonizing. Should I give him the money in my pocket? What if he uses it for drink? What if he wastes it? What if there's someone else who needs it more? What if I need it more? And so on. The Jews, the Muslims—they see a tramp, they give him money, they walk on. The action is its own justification."
Author: Zadie Smith

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For days I kept imagining the fate of the world's misplaced letters. I started noticing them everywhere. All the right letters sitting on desks and dressers, slipped into purses, abandoned in email Draft folders, forever sealed and unsent. Shredded. Forgotten, sometimes intentionally. And the wrong letters, placed in someone else's hands - which, once delivered, may never be taken back. Emailed and immediately regretted."
Author: Avi Steinberg

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