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1. "The Olympic dream was born in 2010 during the qualifications to Vancouver. And when I was watching those Olympics from the sidelines, I felt that I wanted to have my Games. I understood that it wouldn't be easy to make them, especially now that in Russia there are a lot of strong girls."
Author: Adelina Sotnikova
2. "I wanted to pull away, remind him that I was a big girl, a highly trained operative, a spy - that I'd been training for this mission my entire life, and I wasn't going to be left on the sidelines. But in the dim space with Zach pressed tightly against me, only one thought came to mind. I kissed him - longer and deeper than I ever had before. The school was not watching us this time. There was nothing playful in the tone. We were just two people kissing as if for the first time, as if it might be the last. And then I broke away. "So," I asked, as if I got kissed like that all the time (which, believe me, I don't), "where is it you're taking me again?" "The tombs."
Author: Ally Carter
3. "And I did what I do best. I watched, alone, from the sidelines. I saw."
Author: Belle Whittington
4. "I have a 16 year-old son, so I'm now a soccer mom. I stand on the sidelines and I hear the things parents are saying, so I want them to understand what it is their kids are feeling in any sports environment."
Author: Brandi Chastain
5. "Aiden already knew he should say his last prayers now. Lex was going to kill him. Slowly.***She was going to kill him. Slowly. Lex sat on the sidelines watching the last game of the night. She hated sitting out, but she had to take her turn."
Author: Camy Tang
6. "You can't tell half a tale, Poison. You can't write half a book. Whatever you choose to do next will completely change the aspect of what has gone before. if you decided to suddenly kill your friends as they slept –" Why would I do that?" Poison interjected.Bear with me," Fleet said patiently. "If you did, then the tale would take on a whole new light. Instead of being the journey of Poison from Gull to save her sister, it would be the terrible story of how a young girl became a cold-blooded killer. They way it would be written would be different. Do you see? Or you might die right now, and it would turn out that it wasn't your tale all along it was Bram's or Peppercorn's, and you were just one of the sideline characters. The whole story has to be known before it can be recorded; otherwise it might suddenly change. That's the beauty, Poison. You never know what's going to happen next. When the tale is ended, then the writing will be visible to your eyes; until then it is unwritten."
Author: Chris Wooding
7. "You're blindly following a tradition that says because women didn't leave behind voluminous records of their thoughts and deeds, then they didn't have any thoughts and deeds - they were just standing on the sidelines while history was made by men. Just because a woman didn't have a vote doesn't mean that she didn't have an informed opinion. It doesn't mean she was incapable of thinking or acting."
Author: Christi Phillips
8. "Life gives us choices. You either grab on with both hands and just go for it, or you sit on the sidelines."
Author: Christine Feehan
9. "Well now, Jack," Hastings said from the sidelines. "I'm afraid you've been beheaded. Not a good start." He sounded amused."
Author: Cinda Williams Chima
10. "I was on the sideline with a knee injury and when I came back, I wanted to play at the best level I could. And that's the case for a lot of players, they want the chance to play against the best competition."
Author: Claudio Reyna
11. "Constantly stopping to explain oneself may expand into a frustrating burden for the rare individual, so ceasing to do so is like finally dropping the weights and sprinting towards his goals. Those who insincerely misunderstand, who intentionally distort the motives of a pure-intentioned individual, then, no longer have the opportunity to block his path; instead, they are the ones left to stand on the sidelines shouting frustratedly in the wind of his trail."
Author: Criss Jami
12. "And if they really fuck it up and do make a horrible mistake, which can happen to anyone, from any culture, you still have to sit back and watch from the sidelines. It's their life. What you need is a life of your own. You can't hang on to them forever and live theirs or stop them from making mistakes. That's the deal. Once they grow up, they belong to themselves, not to us."
Author: Danielle Steel
13. "There is a point in every contest when sitting on the sidelines is not an option."
Author: Dean Smith
14. "The first time Dad tried Rollerblades he had a bad wipeout on the sidewalk in front of our house- his feet went flying out from under him and he bruised his tailbone. "If God had ment us to have wheels on our feet he would have put them there," he said a few minutes later, searching the linen closet for the heating pad. And whenever Derek and I sometimes Mom went ice-skating at the rink in Ashton City, Dad would watch from the benches on the sidelines. "If God had meant for us to have blades on our feet..."
Author: Evan Kuhlman
15. "God is compassionate and just, loving and holy, wrathful and forgiving. WE can't sideline His more difficult attributes to make room for the palatable ones."
Author: Francis Chan
16. "The writer,' said Donald Barthelme, 'is one who, embarking upon a task, does not know what to do.' In this mode of not-knowing, the thick-torsoed, literal, and crew-cut mind is moved to the sidelines in favor of the swinging, perceptive, light-footed, tutu-wearing subconscious."
Author: George Saunders
17. "But he did say that the character would be on the sidelines in movies One and Two, and move into the middle with number Three, but I didn't realize he would move in with quite such a bang."
Author: Ian McDiarmid
18. "Basically, I'm a musical vocalist, but I do voiceover stuff as a sideline, like plumbing or something."
Author: Iggy Pop
19. "Basketball's eras are defined by teams - Celtics, Lakers, Bulls - and baseball's epochs are defined by players - Ruth, Robinson, Mantle - but with football, it's the sideline strategists, the nutty professors and top coated Lears."
Author: J. R. Moehringer
20. "Most of the church landscape in my lifetime has been heavily invested in trying to do something for Jerry or Sherri or some other icon of unchurchness. The problem is that they have been only about themselves from the moment they could wail for their mothers, and the decision to give them at church what they can find in any self-help book appears now as a choice to abandon the One in whose honor the church gathers. What they need is to be set free from themselves with finality and to be lost in the awesome wonder of the manifest presence of God. It was never God's desire that He would sit on the sideline and watch us frantically devise impressive ways to reach people or simply hold the line on orthodoxy as though faithfulness can exist in a vacuum apart from fruitfulness. God is the Matter of first importance! Can you say that about your current weekly encounter with church?"
Author: James MacDonald
21. "We can either continue to collectively stand on the sidelines and debate what is causing autism and if it is an epidemic or we can get on the field and start addressing the real problem - a generation of children with autism. We are not focusing enough on prevention, treatments and support services."
Author: Jenny McCarthy
22. "We are so utterly ordinary, so commonplace, while we profess to know a Power the Twentieth Century does not reckon with. But we are "harmless," and therefore unharmed. We are spiritual pacifists, non-militants, conscientious objectors in this battle-to-the-death with principalities and powers in high places. Meekness must be had for contact with men, but brass, outspoken boldness is required to take part in the comradeship of the Cross. We are "sideliners" -- coaching and criticizing the real wrestlers while content to sit by and leave the enemies of God unchallenged. The world cannot hate us, we are too much like its own. Oh that God would make us dangerous!"
Author: Jim Elliot
23. "Our forces will not be on the sidelines."
Author: John Abizaid
24. "I get appalled when I see good drivers being left on the sidelines because they haven't come up with the half million to a million to put themselves in a competitive car."
Author: John Surtees
25. "You can't outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little sidebets about the outcome of life. either you wade in and risk everything you have to play the game or you don't play at all. and if u don't play u can't win."
Author: Judith McNaught
26. "So if you're rooting around for something to eat, grab an apple while you're looking, and usually by the time you're finished eating it, your hunger will have been sidelined; it's crowding out at its best!"
Author: Kathy Freston
27. "You didn't get a choice in what happened to you. Neither didwe. But you have a choice in what happens now. We don't. You're the one in control and all we can do is sit on the sidelines and watch, even if youkeep making the wrong calls over and over again." We're obviously veering into sports metaphor territory. "We're not going to force you to doanything you aren't ready to do. You've had enough forced on you. But you have to make a decision about how long you're going to let this defineyour life."
Author: Katja Millay
28. "In every country, those who were against war had been overruled. The Austrians had attacked Serbia when they might have held back; the Russians had mobilized instead of negotiating; the Germans had refused to attend an international conference to settle the issue; the French had been offered the chance to remain neutral and had spurned it; and now the British were about to join in when they might easily have remained on the sidelines."
Author: Ken Follett
29. "I always want to win because I never want to sit out on the sidelines outside."
Author: Kevin Durant
30. "The Reacher brothers' need for caffeine makes heroin addiction look like an amusing little take-it-or-leave-it sideline."
Author: Lee Child
31. "I was a sidelines child: never class president, never team captain, never the one with the most valentines in my box."
Author: Lois Lowry
32. "There are conversations going on about the Church constantly. Those conversations will continue whether or not we choose to participate in them. But we cannot stand on the sidelines while others, including our critics, attempt to define what our Church teaches... We are living in a world saturated with all kinds of voices. Perhaps now, more than ever, we have a major responsibility as Latter-day Saints to define ourselves, instead of letting others define us."
Author: M. Russell Ballard
33. "The war takes place in black and white. For those on the sidelines that is. For those who are actually in it there are many colours, excessive colours, too bright, too red and orange, too liquid and incandescent, but for the others the war is like a newsreel - grainy, smeared, with bursts of staccato noise and large numbers of grey-skinned people rushing or plodding or falling down, everything elsewhere."
Author: Margaret Atwood
34. "After being sworn in to office, vice presidents have usually been relegated to the sidelines, where they just don't get to do very much."
Author: Mary Cheney
35. "Life is not meant to be lived on the sidelines or the edge of the pool. It is meant to be embraced, inhaled, and devoured. It is meant to be tasted, chewed and swallowed, savoring each and every experience as if it were the most delicious delicacy ever eaten."
Author: Monica E. Tunnell
36. "Luc scored forty and slapped the darts in her pal,. "The light sucks in here.""No." She smiles and took great pleasure in announcing, "You suck."His gaze narrowed.Weeks of anger and hurt poured out of her and she said, louder than she'd intended, "And worse – you're a whiner."A collective intake of breath caught their attention and she and Luc turned and looked at the guys watching a few feet away."Lucky's gonna kill Sharky," Sutter predicted from the sidelines.By taut agreement they both went to their respective corners. Jane shot and scored sixty-five. Luc scored thirty-four."Now remind me. Why do they call you Lucky?" she asked as she reached for the darts.He pulled them back out of her reach as a slow, purely licentious smile curved his mouth. A smile that told her he was remembering her on her knees kissing his tattoo. "I'm sure if you think long and hard, you'll remember the answer to that.""No." She shook her head. "Some things just aren't that memorable."
Author: Rachel Gibson
37. "Catholic theology believes that God gave man free will, and you can't give somebody free will and then send in a play from the sidelines."
Author: Roger Ebert
38. "A little more movement of the defensive side of the ball, some rules that will be unnoticed, but a big rule will be allowing the jack linebacker to move out of the box sideline to sideline."
Author: Ron Jaworski
39. "I usually play toffs and soldiers, with a sideline in mass murderers."
Author: Samuel West
40. "Three Denises wobbled in front of her, all of them watching her with fond concern. "You're a sweetie. I appreciate you cheering me on from the sidelines. But I think I need to go to the bathroom now and throw up."
Author: Sarah Mayberry
41. "In one of the verses of Lal Ded, or Lalla, a fourteenth-century mystic from Kashmir, Lalla says: "At the end of a crazy-moon night the love of God rose. I said "It's me, Lalla.""It's me, Lalla," becomes "It's me…whoever you are," proclaiming that we no longer stand on the sidelines but are leaping directly into the center of our lives, our truth, our full potential. No one can take that leap for us; and no one has to. This is our journey of faith."
Author: Sharon Salzberg
42. "You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas."
Author: Shirley Chisholm
43. "Then again, what Cosimo had said was right: he was nothing but an overworked drone in a cube farm, a minor cog in the dreary machinery of a third-rate mortgage mill, overlooked, unloved, a sidelined player in the big game,"
Author: Stephen R. Lawhead
44. "Just you wait till I'm a vampire! I'm not going to be sitting on the sidelines next time."
Author: Stephenie Meyer
45. "Viscosity occurs on a cellular level. And so does velocity.In contrast to viscosity's cellular coma, velocity endows every platelet and muscle fiber with a mind of its own, a means of knowing and commenting on its own behavior. There is too much perception, and beyond the plethora of perceptions, a plethora of thoughts about the perceptions and about the fact of having perceptions. Digestion could kill you! What I mean is the unceasing awareness of the processes of digestion could exhaust you to death. And digestion is just an involuntary sideline to thinking, which is where the real trouble begins"
Author: Susanna Kaysen
46. "My parents' parents were regular working-class people. I ended up speaking in a certain way, and one gets sidelined into doing certain parts. I think that is really quite narrow-minded."
Author: Toby Stephens
47. "To me, I was always just standing on the sidelines because up until issue 50, we were just doing Spawn. I wasn't recruiting anybody because I didn't have any books for people to work on."
Author: Todd McFarlane
48. "Instead of sitting on the sidelines, President Obama has made it clear that the US is ready to lead a global effort to combat climate change."
Author: Valerie Jarrett
49. "A poet's freedom lies precisely in the impossibility of worldly success. It is the freedom of one who knows he will never be anything but a failure in the world's estimation, and may do as he pleases. The poet is a man on the sidelines of life, sidelined for life. He belongs to the aristocracy of the outcast, the lowest of the low, below the salt of the earth. A member of the most ancient regime in the world. One that cannot, it seems, be overthrown."
Author: Walter Martin
50. "The sidelines may be safer but life is played on the field"
Author: Wendy Mass

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