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1. "Reading aloud means no skipping, no skimming, no cutting to the chase."
Author: Anne Fadiman
2. "In 1922 everything changed again. The Eskimo pie was invented; James Joyce's Ulysses was printed in Paris; snow fell on Mauna Loa, Hawaii; Babe Ruth signed a three-year contract with the New York Yankees; Eugene O'Neill was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; Frederick Douglass's home was dedicated as a national shrine; former heavyweight champion of the world Jack Johnson invented the wrench..."
Author: Bernice L. McFadden
3. "Ponocna palaca drugi je roman koji sam objavio, 1994., i tvori, zajedno s Princem magle, Rujanskim svjetlima i Marinom, seriju "mladenackih" romana koje sam napisao prije Sjene vjetra. Iskreno, nikad baš nisam shvatio što znaci "mladenacki roman". Samo znam da sam, kad sam ih napisao, bio dosta mladi nego danas i da je pri objavljivanju moja zamisao bila da ce roman, ako sam posao obavio dobro, sigurno zainteresirati mlade citatelje izmedu devet i devedeset godina."
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
4. "His fingers skimmed down her body, over skin and satin, and she shivered, leaning into him, and she was sure they both tasted like blood and ashes and salt, but it didn't matter; the world, the city, and all it's lights and life seemed to have narrowed down to this, just her and Jace, the burning heart of a frozen world."
Author: Cassandra Clare
5. "...as the slow sea sucked at the shore and then withdrew, leaving the strip of seaweed bare and the shingle churned, the sea birds raced and ran upon the beaches. Then that same impulse to flight seized upon them too. Crying, whistling, calling, they skimmed the placid sea and left the shore. Make haste, make speed, hurry and begone; yet where, and to what purpose? The restless urge of autumn, unsatisfying, sad, had put a spell upon them and they must flock, and wheel, and cry; they must spill themselves of motion before winter came."
Author: Daphne Du Maurier
6. "Women: You can't live with them, and you can't get them to dress up in a skimpy little Nazi costume and beat you with a warm squash or something."
Author: Emo Philips
7. "As though you read my mind, you steady my headbetween your hands and eye me intensely. Then yourmouth is on mine, hungry and aggressive. Your teethskim my lips, claiming me and I feel your tongue probinginside of my mouth. The kiss ends as dramatically as itbegan, leaving me reeling and wanting more."
Author: Felicity Brandon
8. "The settler makes history and is conscious of making it. And because he constantly refers to the history of his mother country, he clearly indicates that he himself is the extension of that mother-country. Thus the history which he writes is not the history of the country which he plunders but the history of his own nation in regard to all that she skims off, all that she violates and starves."
Author: Frantz Fanon
9. "I couldn't sustain myself if I skimped on food - I work 16-hour days, I need the energy, I can't afford to be stingy on what I eat."
Author: Freema Agyeman
10. "...most cannibalism is not a primitive or even a bestial habit. It is artificial and even artistic; a sort of art for art's sake. Men do not do it because they do not think it horrible; but, on the contrary, because they do think it horrible...It is by no means clear, so far as I know that the Eskimos ever indulged in human sacrifice. They were not civilised enough."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
11. "A sense of panic ensued, but panic is like fresh air. The world falls out from under us and we fly, we float, we skim mountains, and every draught we breathe is new. Exposed and raw, we are free to be lost , to ask questions. Otherwise we seize up and are paralyzed by self-righteousness, obsessed with our own perfection. If there is no death and regeneration, our virtues become empty shells" (199)-- Ehrlich's _A Match to the Heart_."
Author: Gretel Ehrlich
12. "The baron had one hand pressed to the nape of his neck, and the chest of his shirt was speckled with drops of blood.'Were you bitten?''Yes'His face was pale, his lips colorless, and from them poked a pair of bloody red fangs - Taki's throat had been torn open.'And that awoke it in you, too?'D's ears caught a distant voice. *You were my only success.*Taki's voice came back to him. *Save me D.*D heard the blue voice.'D - destroy me.''No one has hired me.''I'll be the client.''I see.'For an instant, two streaks of light adorned the transparent morn. The light from the baron skimmed by D as the Hunter bent back far, imbedding itself in the floor, while D's blade pinned the Nobleman's chest to the wall."
Author: Hideyuki Kikuchi
13. "Ja sinä pystytät leirinvatsaasipystytät leirituletjalkojesi väliinlumitarhakulmakarvoillasi sulaameripihkaisaroiksikaulallesivarjosi muuttuupuhuvaksi luuksisisämaan tuuletlämmittävät sinutja tuuli tuleealhaalta käsinkuivan maan halkeamistakiertyen sinun lävitsesietkä puhu enää ihmiskieltäpuhut kojoottien kieltäpuhut sinisten leijonien kieltäpuhut pääskysten kieltäennustat tähdenlennoistaja päästelet ääniä vastatuuleensadetta nieleskellentanssit hiekallajalkojasi koukistellenkeinuttaen käsiäsivuoroin itäänvuoroin länteenkuin eskimo"
Author: J. K. Ihalainen
14. "As nearly as possible in the spirit of Matthew Salinger, age one, urging a luncheon companion to accept a cool lima bean, I urge my editor, mentor and (heaven help him) closest friend, William Shawn, genius domus of The New Yorker, lover of the long shot, protector of the unprolific, defender of the hopelessly flamboyant, most unreasonably modest of born great artist-editors to accept this pretty skimpy-looking book."
Author: J.D. Salinger
15. "I skimmed the pond scum with a spoon like broth in a soup bowl. Why does everything have to remind me of her?"
Author: Jarod Kintz
16. "You've been in the mating frenzy before." Eric looked up at her, his eyes quiet. "Yes." "With Kirsten." "Yes." Iona touched her hands together. "You must have loved her very much." Eric nodded. "Yes. Very much." "Then why do you want another mate?" Eric pushed himself from the fireplace and came to her, the first flickers of fire shadowing his tall, naked body. He skimmed warm hands down her arms. "Because I saw you."
Author: Jennifer Ashley
17. "Pod kvazi-mitskim totalitetom tehnicke racionalnosti prijeti nam inteligencija bez patosa, inteligencija kojoj nije potreban nikakav jezik koji ima svoj vlastiti smisao jer ionako sve funkcionira bez bilo kakvog proturjecja; ta inteligencija ne zna za spomen jer nije ugrožena nikakvim zaboravom: covjek kao kompjuterizirana inteligencija bez osjetljivosti na patnju i bez morala, ukratko: covjek kao rapsodija nedužnosti jednoga glatko funkcionirajuceg stroja. Treba li doista to biti covjek nakon smrti covjeka?"
Author: Johann Baptist Metz
18. "Once more, he was immersing himself in books, reaching the end of long articles, even going back over paragraphs to make sure he'd grasped things. How much more satisfying it was than all that skimming, all that jumping around. At present, he was working his way, deliciously, through a book on Mendel, the father of genetics. A man who might not have spend seven years watching peas, if he'd had the internet."
Author: Julie Highmore
19. "Ash pulled me back against him, brushing my hair from my neck. His mouth skimmed my shoulder, up my neck, sending butterflies swarming through my insides. "If you want to rest, then do so," he murmured against my skin. "The rain will not touch you, I promise."
Author: Julie Kagawa
20. "I feel his intense gaze skimming my face and force myself to look him in the eye. This time, when he leans closer, I know what he wants. He traces my jaw with his fingertips, then moves lower to my chin. My eyelids flutter closed when he tips my face up.Oh my God. Sam Donavon is going to kiss me. The forest holds its breath.I hold my breath.Our lips brush, light as eyelashes. His fingers trail back into my hair, tilting my head. Hot cinnamon dances across my mouth. I'm drowning.And then my name, roared at the top of familiar lungs, cracks the silent night."
Author: Kate Avelynn
21. "LedgeBirds that lovehigh treesand windsand ridingflailing brancheshate ledgesas griplessand narrow,so that a tailis not justno advantagebut ridiculous,mashed verticalagainst the wall.You will haveseen the waya bird who fallson skimpy placeslifts into the airagain in seconds --a gift deniedthe rest of uswhen our portionisn't generous."
Author: Kay Ryan
22. "Buster sat on the curb in front of the college, waiting for his sister to pick him up. To pass the time, he skimmed the stories of the creative writing students. One was about a wild party and the story consisted almost entirely of a detailed explanation of a drinking game called Flip 'N Chug that seemed, to Buster, to be too complicated to facilitate the simple goal of getting drunk."
Author: Kevin Wilson
23. "Bye, Skimmer. Thanks for breakfast." "You're welcome." Translation: Choke on it, bitch."
Author: Kim Harrison
24. "That was . . ." I trailed off trying to find the proper adjective."Long overdue?""Long overdue? You're the one who got skittish when I mentioned how I felt and backed away when we almost kissed.""You call me on all my crap, don't you?" He laughed throwing his head back. "That's one of the things I love about you," he said. His fingersskimmed up my shoulders until they cradled my neck and my whole body tingling."
Author: Lani Woodland
25. "Outside, she thought that there ought to be a word for it: the air temperature that was perfectly neither hot nor cold. One degree lower, and she might have felt a faint misgiving about not having brought a jacket. One degree higher, and a skim of sweat might have glistened at her hairline. But at this precise degree, she required neither wrap nor breeze. Were there a word for such a temperature, there would have to be a corollary for the particular ecstasy of greeting it - the heedlessness, the needlessness, the suspended lack of urgency, as if time could stop, or should. Usually temperature was a battle; only at this exact fulcrum was it an active delight."
Author: Lionel Shriver
26. "On these occasions I read quickly, voraciously, almost skimming, trying to get as much into my head as possible before the next long starvation. If it were eating it would be gluttony of the famished; if it were sex it would be a swift furtive stand-up in an alley somewhere."
Author: Margaret Atwood
27. "The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love."
Author: Margaret Atwood
28. "We wrap up our violent and mysterious world a pretence of understanding. We paper over the voids in our comprehension with science or religion, and make believe that order has been imposed. And, for the most of it, the fiction works. We skim across the surface, heedless of the depths below. Dragonflies flitting over a lake, miles deep, pursuing erratic paths to pointless ends. Until that moment when something from the cold unknown reaches up to take us. The biggest lies we save for ourselves. We play a game in which we are gods, in which we make choices, and the current follows our wake. We pretend a separation from the wild. Pretend that a man's control runs deep, that civilization is more than a veneer, that reason will be our companion in dark places."
Author: Mark Lawrence
29. "Ta i ta devojka, recimo, kao i svi drugi, ima svog idealnog muškarca; samo, nevolja je ta što ona živi u Rumuniji, a on je Eskim. Koje su šanse da se sretnu? A znali bi, sve bi im bilo jasno kad bi se samo sreli...ali se naprosto nece sresti. Njihovi životi postace ljubavno promašeni. A kad promašiš ljubav, šta onda uopšte možeš da pogodiš?"
Author: Marko Šelić
30. "I skim through time and space at the speed of thought. The unknown is my prey, I bring it to earth in a single exquisite bound."
Author: Meg Rosoff
31. "Gdje su zlatne ptice ljudskih snova, preko kojih se to bezbrojnih mora i vrletnih planina do njih dolazi? Da li nam se ta duboka cežnja djetinje nerazumnosti posigurno javlja samo kao tužni znak izvezen na mahramama i na safijanskim koricama nepotrebnih knjiga?"
Author: Meša Selimović
32. "-Ale pan nie jest Dostojewskim – powiedziala zbita z tropu przez Korowiowa obywatelka.-Skad to mozna wiedziec, skad to mozna wiedziec! - odrzekl Korowiow.-Dostojewski umarl – oswiadczyla obywatelka, ale jakos niezbyt pewnie.-Protestuje! - goraco zawolal Behemot. - Dostojewski jest niesmiertelny!"
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
33. "Sarajevski Marlboro - cigareta koju su strucnjaci Philip Morrisa prilagodili ukusu bosanskih pušaca, nakon što su, kažu, kao i u drugim slucajevima, proucili karakteristike lokalne kuhinje. To je razlog što se Marlboro razlikuje od zemlje do zemlje i od proizvodaca do proizvodaca, i što se pušaca zna neugodno dojmiti strani Marlboro. Suradnici Philip Morrisa bili su iznimno zadovoljni svojim sarajevskim proizvodom, i smatrali su da je njegov duhan, koji raste u okolici Gradacca i Orašja, jedan od boljih blend duhana uopce."
Author: Miljenko Jergović
34. "We are all addicts in various stages of degradation where I live on the Upper West Side, some to heroin, some to small dogs, and some to the New York Times. The heroin is cut, the dogs are paranoid, and the Times cheats by skimping on the West Coast ball scores. No matter, each of us goes upon the street solely in pursuit of his own particular curse."
Author: Murray Kempton
35. "There is a generation of skimmers. It's not that they don't want to read in-depth content, but they want to evaluate what the content is before they commit time. Especially on a mobile phone - you don't have the phone, or cellular data, or screen size to be reading full-length content."
Author: Nick D'Aloisio
36. "She was trembling, and so was he. Like the first time, he thought. For her. For him. And just asterrifying and tremendous.The late winter sun was a white wash of light through the windows. In the silence of the house hecould hear every catch of her breath. When he skimmed his fingers lightly over her, she was all softskin and quivers."Smooth. Warm. Beautiful."
Author: Nora Roberts
37. "To Fred, those years seemed to pass like quickly skimming a book and then finding the ending wasn't what he expected. He wished he'd paid more attention to the story."
Author: Sarah Addison Allen
38. "The warmth of his mouth bloomed across my hand, and his nails skimmed across the inside of my wrist. Such great sensation from so little a touch...."
Author: Saundra Mitchell
39. "(Kiara having a sever panic attack.)Kiara? Hauk wears women's underwear. (Nykyrian)Come again? (Kiara)Hauk wears women's underwear. Pink and really girly. You know, one of those skimpy things that tucks into the crack of his fat ass. (Nykyrian)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
40. "She remembered reading somewhere that Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. Eleanor wished there were a hundred ways to say her name. She thought, maybe, if her name was howled from all corners of the world, in a million different voices, that she might explode into a cloud of snow. Light and separate, her parts floating down onto the world in a series of beautiful crystalline moments."
Author: Suzanne Palmieri
41. "I hated men because they didn't stay around and love me like a father: I could prick holes in them & show they were no father-material. I made them propose and then showed them they hadn't a chance. I hated men because they didn't have to suffer like a woman did. They could die or go to Spain. They could have fun while a woman had birth pangs. They could gamble while a woman skimped on the butter on the bread. Men, nasty lousy men."
Author: Sylvia Plath
42. "She wore a cantilevered, augmented-breast-skimming satin dress the colour of egg-yolk. Somewhere in deepest Nebraska, a prom queen two sizes smaller than Selena was wondering where the fuck her outfit had disappeared to."
Author: Tabitha McGowan
43. "This native people he lived with, deep in the jungle—their language had dozens of words for rain. Because it was so common to them, you see. Where they lived, it rained almost constantly. Several times a day. So they had words for light rain, and heavy rain, and pounding rain. Something like eighteen different terms for storms, and a whole classification system for mist." "Why are you telling me this?" His touch skimmed idly down her arm. "Because I'm standing here, wanting to give you a fitting compliment, but my paltry vocabulary fails me. I think what I need is a scientific excursion. I need to venture deep into some jungle where beauty takes the place of rain. Where loveliness itself falls from the sky at regular intervals. Dots every surface, saturates the ground, hangs like vapor in the air. Because the way you look, right now . . ." His gaze caught hers in the reflection. "They'd have a word for it there."
Author: Tessa Dare
44. "Some of the dairy people, who were also out of doors on the first Sunday evening after their engagement, heard her impulsive speeches, ecstasized to fragments, though they were too far off to hear the words discoursed; noted the spasmodic catch in her remarks, broken into syllables by the leapings of her heart, as she walked leaning on his arm; her contented pauses, the occassional laugh upon which her soul seemed to ride - the laugh of a woman in company with the man she loves and has won from all other women - unlike anything else in nature. They marked the buoyancy of her tread, like the skim of a bird which has not yet alighted."
Author: Thomas Hardy
45. "I'm skimming across the surface of my own history, moving fast, riding the melt beneath the blades, doing loops and spins, and when I take a high leap into the dark and come down thirty years later, I realize it is as Tim trying to save Timmy's life with a story."
Author: Tim O'Brien
46. "Additionally, Adam's room had an absolutely massive bed with a plump feather tick that she knew they would put to good use."Shall we christen it now?" Adam whispered in her ear, his arms stealing around her from behind in spite of the footmen who were still busy bringing up their luggage. Skimming his lips over her cheek, he playfully caressed her nape in a way that never failed to drive her wild. "I could shoo them all out and lock the door. We wouldn't even have to take off our clothes, I could just tumble you down and toss up your skirts. What do you say, wife, shall I tup you now, or would you rather wait until later?"
Author: Tracy Anne Warren
47. "Postoji razlika koja odvaja andela s labudovim krilima od andela s orlovskim krilima."
Author: Victor Hugo
48. "(Hadley and Mary in the Garden at Blanchard House)He laughed, a harsh sound, all sign of humor leaving his eyes. "Don't let any of it fool you, my dear, for even the most tarnished silver can acquire a fine and gleaming polish. And believe me, there is far more tarnish here than an innocent and unschooled eye such as yours can discern.""Why would you speak so of yourself?" Mary protested.He reached for a red-gold curl that had escaped her lace cap and coiled it around his !nger. "I would forewarn you, Miss Edwardes that I am a man, and men in general are not to be trusted…" He held her gaze as he slowly released the ringlet, allowing his fingers to skim her cheek. "…especially not by pretty young virgins."
Author: Victoria Vane
49. "- Czy to dlatego przespalas sie ze swoim terapeuta?- To byla terapia. Wedlug Freuda seks jest królewskim goscincem do nieswiadomosci.-Freud mówil, ze marzenia senne sa droga do nieswiadomosci.- Seks, sny - masz zamiar znowu sie mnie czepiac?"
Author: Woody Allen
50. "If you try to follow the language of thought in your own mind, you will not find even the simplest sentences- only shreds, fragments of sentences, scattered as after an explosion, have greater effect on the reader than the same thoughts and images arranged in regular, steady, marching ranks?...because you meet the reader's natural instinctive need. You do not compel him to skim"
Author: Yevgeny Zamyatin

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