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1. "I hit on something I believe when I wrote that I meant to be a Poet and a Poem. It may be that this is the desire of all reading women, as opposed to reading men, who wish to be poets and heroes, but might see the inditing of poetry in our peaceful age, as a sufficiently heroic act. No one wishes a man to be a Poem. That young girl in her muslin was a poem; cousin Ned wrote an execrable sonnet about the chaste sweetness of her face and the intuitive goodness shining in her walk. But now I think -- it might have been better, might it not, to have held on to the desire to be a Poet?"
Author: A.S. Byatt
2. "Ils niaient tranquillement, contre toute évidence, que nous ayons jamais connu ce monde insensé où le meurtre d'un homme était aussi quotidien que celui des mouches, cette sauvagerie bien définie, ce délire calculé, cet emprisonnement qui apportait avec lui une affreuse liberté à l'égard de tout ce qui n'était pas le présent, cette odeur de mort qui stupéfait tous ceux qu'elle ne tuait pas, ils niaient enfin que nous ayons été ce peuple abasourdi dont tous les jours une partie, entassée dans la gueule d'un four, s'évaporait en fumées grasses, pendant que l'autre, chargée des chaînes de l'impuissance et de la peur, attendait son tour."
Author: Albert Camus
3. "Mais il vient toujours une heure dans l'histoire où celui qui ose dire que deux et deux font quatre est puni de mort. L'instituteur le sait bien. Et la question n'est pas de savoir quelle est la récompense ou la punition qui attend ce raisonnement. La question est de savoir si deux et deux, oui ou non, font quatre."
Author: Albert Camus
4. "Lorsque tu verras une bonneD'enfants, et non autre personne,Assise au milieu d'un tenderOu wagon de chemin de fer,Découvres-toi sur son passage,Salut à son noble visage !MoralitéA bonne en tender, salut. "(Fables de Joinville)"
Author: Alphonse Allais
5. "Monsieur Haneda était le supérieur de monsieur Omochi, qui était lesupérieur de monsieur Saito, qui était le supérieur de mademoiselle Mori quiétait ma supérieure. Et moi, je n'étais la supérieure de personne.On pourrait dire les choses autrement. J'étais aux ordres de mademoiselleMori, qui était aux ordres de monsieur Saito, et ainsi de suite, avec cetteprécision que les ordres pouvaient, en aval, sauter les échelons hiérarchiques.Donc, dans la compagnie Yumimoto, j'étais aux ordres de tout le monde."
Author: Amélie Nothomb
6. "Toutes choses sont dites déjà ; mais comme personne n'écoute, il faut toujours recommencer."
Author: André Gide
7. "Que savons-nous vraiment de notre monde ? Peut-on véritablement croire ce que les dirigeants de la planète choisissent de nous révéler ? Qui sont réellement ces gens ?Le Bien et le Mal continuent de s'affronter, bien souvent à notre insu. Il est évidemment plus facile de constater les effets dévastateurs du Mal, car la Lumière œuvre de façon discrète. Cette dernière marque des points sans que jamais personne ne l'applaudisse. Ses anges gardiens ne connaissent pas la gloire et, pourtant, ils donneraient leur vie pour sauver la nôtre."
Author: Anne Robillard
8. "Es war kein Abenteuer-,sondern ein Reiche-Leute-Urlaub; die Infrastruktur ist wie in Florida, die Restaurants haben französische Köche, die Picknicks werden an Tischen mit Tischdecken, Porzellan und Sillber serviert, und wir wurden in großen Autos chauffiert. Es war beeindruckend. Aber ich war froh, wenn wir abends in unserer Suite waren. Oder wenn wir morgens auf dem Balkon saßen und die Sonne aufgehen sahen. Ob am Mittelmeer oder an der Nordsee - wir hatten die Sonne schon oft im Meer versinken, aber noch nie daraus aufstiegen sehen."
Author: Bernhard Schlink
9. "Obama had campaigned against Bush's ideas and approaches. But, Donilon, for one, thought that Obama had perhaps underestimated the extent to which he had inherited George W. Bush's presidency - the apparatus, personnel and mind-set of war making."
Author: Bob Woodward
10. "I write quite a lot of sonnets, and I think of them almost as prayers: short and memorable, something you can recite."
Author: Carol Ann Duffy
11. "The Patriots had picked Brady in the sixth round, and he soon turned out to be one of the two or three best quarterbacks in the League, and absolutely perfect for the Belichick system and for the team's offense. So, as the team continued to make a series of very good calls on other player personnel choices, there was a general tendency to talk about how brilliant Pioli and Belichick were, and to regard Pioli as the best young player personnel man in the League. Just to remind himself not to believe all the hype and that he could readily have screwed up on that draft, Pioli kept on his desk a photo of Brady, along with a photo of the team's fifth-round traft choice, the man he had taken ahead of Brady: Dave Stachelski. He was a Tight End from Boise State who never a played a down for New England. Stachelski was taken with the 141st pick, Brady with the 199th one. 'If I was so smart,' Pioli liked to say, 'I wouldn't have risked an entire round of the draft in picking Brady."
Author: David Halberstam
12. "L'écriture automatique, c'est lorsque votre bras et votre main sont guidées par une autre force, et bien souvent personne n'est plus étonné de ce qui est écrit que la personne qui écrit."
Author: David Icke
13. "He was thinking about automated teller machines. The term was aged and burdened by its own historical memory. It worked at cross-purposes, unable to escape the inferences of fuddled human personnel and jerky moving parts. The term was part of the process that the device was meant to replace. It was anti-futuristic, so cumbrous and mechanical that even the acronym seemed dated."
Author: Don DeLillo
14. "He picked up the letter Q and hurled it into a distant privet bush where it hit a young rabbit. The rabbit hurtled off in terror and didn't stop till it was set upon and eaten by a fox which choked on one of its bones and died on the bank of a stream which subsequently washed it away.During the following weeks Ford Perfect swallowed his pride and struck up a relationship with a girl who had been a personnel officer on Golgafrincham, and he was terribly upset when she suddenly passed away as a result of drinking water from a pool that had been polluted by the body of a dead fox."
Author: Douglas Adams
15. "La solitude m'épargne la compagnie assommante de personnes asphyxiantes d'ennui. Elle me préserve des interrogations niaiseuses et pète-noix. Elle me dispense de bavardages épuisants. Elle m'évite cet agacement nauséabond que je sens monter en moi à cet instant précis. Tu comprends ce que j'essaie de te signifier, là, Marie ?"
Author: Eli Esseriam
16. "Mais, quel que soit notre degré de génie, les émotions nous rendent terriblement ordinaires. Personnellement, j'ai peur du vide, de cette sensation de néant absolu qui se love dans un poumon pour alourdir chaque respiration, la rendre pénible, impossible bientôt. Cette angoisse muette indélogeable susurre sans cesse que la vie n'a aucun sens ni intérêt, que l'on ne vient de nulle part, qu'on erre pour finalement marcher droit vers le rien. Parfois, cette crainte sourde se transforme en panique totale. Asphyxiante. Assassine."
Author: Eli Esseriam
17. "Ne pense plus avec ta conscience personnelle, pense avec une autre conscience, celle du monde, pense tel l'arbre qui bourgeonne, telle la pluie qui tombe."
Author: Éric Emmanuel Schmitt
18. "Très souvent, on ne comprend pas pourquoi on aime quelqu'un, quelles sont les causes de l'attirance qu'il provoque. On essaie pourtant de comprendre, et dans ce domaine qui échappe au raisonnement, on ne trouve...que des "raisons". Le plus souvent, ce sont de simples justifications, des hypothèses qui varient, avec le temps et les crises qu'on traverse. Les fondements de l'amour que nous éprouvons restent incompris, enfouis dans l'inconscient, surtout lorsque l'aimé nous fait souffrir, nous frustre plus qu'il ne nous comble."
Author: Fatema Mernissi
19. "Je n'ai jamais été jeune, parce que personne n'a voulu l'être avec moi."
Author: Georges Bernanos
20. "Si personne ne peut rendre la justice, c'est que tout le monde est coupable."
Author: Hannah Arendt
21. "Tant que mes jambes me permettent de fuir, tant quemes bras me permettent de combattre, tant quel'expérience que j'ai du monde me permet de savoirce que je peux craindre ou désirer, nulle crainte : jepuis agir. Mais lorsque le monde des hommes mecontraint à observer ses lois, lorsque mon désir briseson front contre le monde des interdits, lorsque mesmains et mes jambes se trouvent emprisonnées dansles fers implacables des préjugés et des cultures,alors je frissonne, je gémis et je pleure. Espace, jet'ai perdu et je rentre en moi-même. Je m'enferme aufaite de mon clocher où, la tête dans les nuages, jefabrique l'art, la science et la folie."
Author: Henri Laborit
22. "Some of the books the Ministry's confiscated — Dad's told me — there was one that burned your eyes out. And everyone who read Sonnets of a Sorcerer spoke in limericks for the rest of their lives. And some old witch in Bath had a book that you could never stop reading! You just had to wander around with your nose in it, trying to do everything one-handed. And —""All right, I've got the point," said Harry."
Author: J.K. Rowling
23. "I have been used to consider poetry as "the food of love" said Darcy."Of a fine, stout, healthy love it may. Everything nourishes what isstrong already. But if it be only a slight, thin sort of inclination, Iam convinced that one good sonnet will starve it entirely away."
Author: Jane Austen
24. "That policy was abandoned very quickly, and the military police were tagged with the responsibility of conducting training, which they did. We were not equipped or set up with personnel to recruit new Iraqi guards."
Author: Janis Karpinski
25. "Has anyone ever been more lovesick than a zombie, that pale, dull metaphor for love, all animal craving and lurching, outstretched arms, his very existence a sonnet about how much he wants those brains?"
Author: Jess Walter
26. "Even now, Dickon was upstairs, writing sonnets to his new love, while back at Seadown House, Marianne was writing 'Ella' on scraps of paper and then burning them."
Author: Jessica Day George
27. "We closed the deal and moved to New York.Where in fact I had lived before, from the time I was twenty-one and just out of the English Department at Berkeley and starting work at Vogue (a segue so profoundly unnatural that when I was asked by the Condé Nast personnel department to name the languages in which I was fluent I could think only of Middle English) until I was twenty-nine and just married."
Author: Joan Didion
28. "Personne n'eût pensé à rester chez soi, et surtout personne ne songeait à remettre le pied au Roi Mathias, où des voix comminatoires se faisaient entendre. Que des murs aient des oreilles, passe encore, puisque c'est une locution qui a court dans le langage usuel... mais une bouche!..."
Author: Jules Verne
29. "The French were generous in giving us assistance in corps and army artillery, with its personnel, and we were confident from the start of our superiority over the enemy in guns of all calibers."
Author: Kelly Miller
30. "A letter may be coded, and a word may be coded. A theatrical performance may be coded, and a sonnet may be coded, and there are times when it seems the entire world is in code. Some believe that the world can be decoded by performing research in a library. Others believe that the world can be decoded by reading a newspaper."
Author: Lemony Snicket
31. "Je vois personne sur la route", dit Alice."Comme je voudrais avoir d'aussi bons yeux", remarqua le roi d'un ton amer. "Voir Personne! Et à cette distance encore! Moi, tout ce dont je suis capable de voir, sous cette lumière, c'est des gens!"
Author: Lewis Carroll
32. "To me there's no creativity without boundaries. If you're gonna write a sonnet, it's 14 lines, so it's solving the problem within the container."
Author: Lorne Michaels
33. "Some people lusted after cars, which had never made sense to me. For me, bookshelves could inspire whole spontaneous sonnets, so maybe it was an each to her own scenario."
Author: Megan Crane
34. "Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets."
Author: Oscar Wilde
35. "Few great men would have got past personnel."
Author: Paul Goodman
36. "[Professor Kinnerton] Has the fact that we have about 97 percent of our DNA in common with chimpanzees escaped you? How can you still argue we are special and have a soul when we are so obviously animals? ... [Al Gleeson] With due respect sir, the 97 percent is precisely the problem. Are chimpanzees 97 percent of the way to splitting the atom? Are they 97 percent of the way to writing their first sonnet? Someone tittered at the back of the room. Are bonobos 97 percent of the way to putting the first bonobo on the moon? Is there an orangutan somewhere with a simian Mona Lisa 97 percent finished?"
Author: Peter Kazmaier
37. "Peut-être que vous étiez allongé au lit, presque sur le point de vous endormir, et vous avez ri de quelque chose, une plaisanterie toute personnelle, une bonne façon de finir la journée. C'est ça, mon nom."
Author: Richard Brautigan
38. "Requiring military hospitals to perform elective abortions exposes the physicians, the nurses, the military personnel to move against their own personal convictions of life in many cases."
Author: Rick Renzi
39. "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
40. "I thought about evolutionary historians who argued that walking was a central part of what it meant to be human. Our two-legged motion was what first differentiated us from the apes. It freed our hands for tools and carried us onthe long marches out of Africa. As a species, we colonized the world on foot. Most of human history was created through contacts conducted at walking pace, even when some rode horses. I thought of the pilgrimages to Compostela in Spain; to Mecca; to the source of the Ganges; and of wandering dervishes, sadhus; and friars who approached God on foot. The Buddha meditated by walking and Wordsworth composed sonnets while striding beside the lakes.Bruce Chatwin concluded from all this that we would think and live better and be closer to our purpose as humans if we moved continually on foot across the surface of the earth. I was not sure I was living or thinking any better."
Author: Rory Stewart
41. "We'll get into the plane and you'll have a cup of coffee, even a sip of brandy is permissible. And you'll think. Think hard. So hard I can hear your brains creaking. And it will be very good if by the time we reach Edinburgh you already know how to get the Crown of All Things. Because we don't have any time to spare. Only twelve hours until the bomb goes off.""You bastard," I said."No, I'm a highly effective personnel manager," Edgar said, with a smile."
Author: Sergei Lukyanenko
42. "..(l'architecte) il compose la musique que d'autres vont jouer. De plus, afin de vraiment comprendre ce qu'est l'architecture, il faut se rappeler que les gens qui l'interprètent ne sont pas des musiciens sensibles qui jouent la partition de quelqu'un d'autre, lui donnant un phrasé particulier, accentuant l'un ou l'autre trait de l'oeuvre. Au contraire, c'est une multitude de gens ordinaires qui, comme des fourmis travaillant ensemble à la construction de la fourmilière, contribuent de manière tout à fait impersonnelle à l'ensemble, souvent sans comprendre ce qu'ils aident à créer. Derrière eux il y a l'architecte qui organise le travail, et l'on pourrait vraiment dire que l'architecture est un art d'organisation. Le bâtiment est produit comme un film sans vedettes, une sorte de documentaire avec des gens ordinaires qui jouent tous les rôles."
Author: Steen Eiler Rasmussen
43. "Sonnets are guys writing in English, imitating an Italian song form. It was a form definitely sung as often as it was recited."
Author: Steve Earle
44. "I want to write because I have the urge to excel in one medium of translation and expression of life. I can't be satisfied with the colossal job of merely living. Oh, no, I must order life in sonnets and sestinas and provide a verbal reflector for my 60-watt lighted head."
Author: Sylvia Plath
45. "No decent man ought to read Shakespeare's sonnets because it was like listening at keyholes."
Author: Virginia Woolf
46. "She read, and so reading she was ascending, she felt, on to the top, on to the summit. How satisfying! How restful! All the odds and ends of the day stuck to this magnet; her mind felt swept, felt clean. And then there it was, suddenly entire; she held it in her hands, beautiful and reasonable, clear and complete, here—the sonnet"
Author: Virginia Woolf
47. "On Translating Eugene Onegin1What is translation? On a platterA poet's pale and glaring head,A parrot's screech, a monkey's chatter,And profanation of the dead.The parasites you were so hard onAre pardoned if I have your pardon,O, Pushkin, for my stratagem:I traveled down your secret stem,And reached the root, and fed upon it;Then, in a language newly learned,I grew another stalk and turnedYour stanza patterned on a sonnet,Into my honest roadside prose--All thorn, but cousin to your rose.2Reflected words can only shiverLike elongated lights that twistIn the black mirror of a riverBetween the city and the mist.Elusive Pushkin! Persevering,I still pick up Tatiana's earring,Still travel with your sullen rake.I find another man's mistake,I analyze alliterationsThat grace your feasts and haunt the greatFourth stanza of your Canto Eight.This is my task--a poet's patienceAnd scholastic passion blent:Dove-droppings on your monument."
Author: Vladimir Nabokov
48. "April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. (Sonnet XCVIII)"
Author: William Shakespeare
49. "Love is not loveWhich alters when it alteration finds,Or bends with the remover to remove.O no, it is an ever-fixed markThat looks on tempests and is never shaken;It is the star to every wand'ring bark,Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken."(Sonnet 116)"
Author: William Shakespeare
50. "All days are nights to see till I see thee, And nights bright days when dreams do show thee to me. ~Sonnet XLIII"
Author: William Shakespeare

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