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1. "Famously, there's not really anywhere to go after nihilism. It's not progressing toward anything, it's a statement of outrage, however brilliant."
Author: Alan Moore
2. "The Bone Keeper presides over the festival. She rules the lowest level of the Lowerworld where she keeps watch over the bones. They say she has a skull for a face,wears a skirt made of serpents,and her mouth is extra wide in order to feed off the stars during the day.And yet,despite my numerous journeys to the Lowerworld,I have yet to run into her.But maybe you will, nieta,who knows?""A skull faec,a snake skirt,and a steady diet of stars?" I shake my head and balk. "No thanks.I'd prefer to avoid her if it's okay with you.""You don't always get the journey you want, nieta. Though you always get the journey you need," she says-yet another sage statement in a collection of many."You paraphrasing Mick Jagger now?"
Author: Alyson Noel
3. "Look closer at the stress in your own life and you can identify that negative emotions are always built on counterfactual statements."
Author: Andrew Bernstein
4. "And I love Jane Austen's use of language too--the way she takes her time to develop a phrase and gives it room to grow, so that these clever, complex statements form slowly and then bloom in my mind. Beethoven does the same thing with his cadence and phrasing and structure. It's a fact: Jane Austen is musical. And so's Yeats. And Wordsworth. All the great writers are musical."
Author: Andrew Clements
5. "She had ordered him out of her office, and had sat in incredulous horror before the fact that the most vicious statement she had ever heard had been uttered in a tone of moral righteousness."
Author: Ayn Rand
6. "I invited some friends over for a barbeque and made grilled cheese sandwiches. When they complained that the sandwiches were charred and inedible, I said "That's pure carbon right there. That's what we are," and with that simple statement I recruited seven more members to the Human Rights Are Toast Organization."
Author: Benson Bruno
7. "This sounds an extraordinary statement to make, but in fact all truth is very ordinary."
Author: Brian Perkins
8. "In a public dialogue with Salman in London he [Edward Said] had once described the Palestinian plight as one where his people, expelled and dispossessed by Jewish victors, were in the unique historical position of being 'the victims of the victims': there was something quasi-Christian, I thought, in the apparent humility of that statement."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
9. "Great statements aren't remembered for the tenses they're made of. They're remembered for the sense they make"
Author: Constance Chuks Friday
10. "I just want my relationship to be more for myself rather than a public statement."
Author: Cynthia Nixon
11. "For business owners, there are many important documents to learn to read. One of the most important is the profit and loss statement, known as the P&L, and the balance sheet."
Author: Darren L Johnson
12. "An ancient statement declares that "God is no respecter of persons." What this means at the mystical level is that Spirit/The Universe doesn't know or see separate "people" any more than the sun sees separate sunbeams, the ocean recognizes separate waves, or a tree views the branches as separate from each other. All of Life is a unity, expressing fully at every point in the universe. Nowhere is it more or less. Nowhere is it withholding anything. In other words, the only thing blocking your good is your lack of acceptance."
Author: Derek Rydall
13. "Even our beliefs have become trend statements. We don't even believe things because we believe them anymore. We only believe things because they are cool things to believe."
Author: Donald Miller
14. "Some statements concern the conscious states of the animal, what he is to himself as an inner life; others concern his original and acquired ways of response, his behavior, what he is an outside observer."
Author: Edward Thorndike
15. "When a mere girl, my mother offered me a dollar if I would read the Bible through; . . . . despairing of reconciling many of its absurd statements with even my childish philosophy, . . . I became a sceptic, doubter, and unbeliever, long ere the 'Good Book' was ended."
Author: Elmina Drake Slenker
16. "It is an understatement to say that in this society injustices abound: In truth it is itself the quintessence of injustice."
Author: Emil Cioran
17. "That," he whispered, "is unthinkable." In Mosca's experience, such statements generally meant that a thing was perfectly thinkable, but that the speaker did not want to think it."
Author: Frances Hardinge
18. "All moral laws are merely statements that certain kinds of actions will have good effects."
Author: George Edward Moore
19. "Writing a novel is one of those modern rites of passage, I think, that lead us from an innocent world of contentment, drunkenness, and good humor, to a state of chronic edginess and the perpetual scanning of bank statements."
Author: J. G. Ballard
20. "The instatement of the One Religion was surely the Magnates' most cunning move: a device through which they were able to access and harness the incalculable power of the people's spiritual fervor… Elijah could imagine the Magnates taking cold pleasure in their handicraft. Where chaos ruled, people both high and low were easy to manipulate."
Author: J. Valor
21. "Sister," he murmured, not as an inquiry, but a statement of fact. "Brother mine," she groaned... before her consciousness slipped from her grasp and she drifted away. But she would come back to him. One way or the other, she would not leave her twin ever again."
Author: J.R. Ward
22. "A dear and long-time friend,... asked me, "Jack, how long does it usually take you to write a book?" I replied, "Of course it depends on the project and its requirements, each book has its own rules. But for a statement to the world at large, once I've thought a book through and written it in my mind, it takes me around a week or so, depending on this and that, ordinarily at the rate of a chapter a day, but I've had some two-chapters day and some chapters have taken two days. And then of course there is revision, but around a week is about right." He seemed surprised, and I was surprised by his surprise, so I thought, maybe I'm wrong. I went home and wrote this book, at the perfectly normal pace of a chapter a day, as usual..."
Author: Jacob Neusner
23. "For those scientists who take it seriously, Darwinian evolution has functioned more as a philosophical belief system than as a testable scientific hypothesis. This quasi-religious function of the theory is, I think, what lies behind many of the extreme statements that you have doubtless encountered from some scientists opposing any critical analysis of neo-Darwinism in the classroom. It is also why many scientists make public statements about the theory that they would not defend privately to other scientists like me."
Author: James A. Shapiro
24. "Hip-hop has done so much for racial relations, and I don't think it's given the proper credit. It has changed America immensely. I'm going to make a very bold statement: Hip-hop has done more than any leader, politician, or anyone to improve race relations."
Author: Jay Z
25. "Infuriated, I scrambled over him, even more furious when I saw the humored glint in his eyes. "God you tick me off.""Well at least I got you--""Don't even finish that statement!"
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
26. "Statement: A girl and a boy jump into a river. The boy swims over to the girl and says, "God, it's cold."Question: What's the probability they will kiss?"
Author: Jenny Downham
27. "Everyone declares that love is irrational, and yet everytime this statement is proven correct, they profess amazement. They seem to assume that love will make an exception in their case. It never does."
Author: Jessica Zafra
28. "I'll never tell a lie. I'll never make a misleading statement. I'll never betray the confidence that any of you had in me. And I'll never avoid a controversial issue."
Author: Jimmy Carter
29. "The statements I provided under oath were not false, they were substantially mispronounced."
Author: John Alejandro King
30. "The term ignorant is indeed perhaps an overstatement, implying as it does that something is known somewhere, whereas in reality we are not even sure of this: we in fact cannot aver with any degree of certainty that we are ignorant. Yet this is not so bad; we have at any rate kept our open-mindedness -- that, at least, we may be sure that we have -- and are not in any danger, or so it seems, of freezing into the pious attitudes of those true spiritual bigots whose faces are turned toward eternity and who therefore can see nothing."
Author: John Ashbery
31. "His statement to himself should have been 'I possess this now,therefore I am happy' , instead of what it so Victorianly was: 'I cannot possess this forever, therefore I am sad."
Author: John Fowles
32. "Henry lifted his head and looked directly at me. I froze where I stood, feeling as if he had just told me a secret with that look. It was new . It was a question and a statement and a quick, hidden secret all at once.."
Author: Julianne Donaldson
33. "C'mon," I said, choosing to ignore his statement of the bloody obvious."
Author: Lia Habel
34. "The most profound statements are often said in silence."
Author: Lynn Johnston
35. "Write something about me then,' he said when I came back. He grinned. 'Go on! Now! I bet you can!' 'I don't do portraits, Choe.' The lies liberated from this statement skittered off into infinity like images between two mirrors."
Author: M. John Harrison
36. "To say she was attractive would be an understatement. Calling her 'attractive' would be like calling the Taj Mahal a marble grave."
Author: Mallika Nawal
37. "It was a question now, rather than a statement; a question with no answer."
Author: Margaret Atwood
38. "Your mission statement says Galer Street is based on global "connectitude." (You people don't just think outside the box, you think outside the dictionary!)"
Author: Maria Semple
39. "Make a concise statement clearly and you should only need to say it once."
Author: Mary Mihalic
40. "The best part, without any question, was the tie. I've always liked ties, but it seemed like too much of a Statement to wear them."
Author: Maureen Johnson
41. "As far as I am concerned, poetry is a statement concerning the human condition, composed in verse."
Author: N. Scott Momaday
42. "And, when it was time for Meg to give her statement, I punched her in the face."
Author: Penny Reid
43. "In general, we look for a new law by the following process: First we guess it; then we compute the consequences of the guess to see what would be implied if this law that we guessed is right; then we compare the result of the computation to nature, with experiment or experience, compare it directly with observation, to see if it works. If it disagrees with experiment, it is wrong. In that simple statement is the key to science. It does not make any difference how beautiful your guess is, it does not make any difference how smart you are, who made the guess, or what his name is — if it disagrees with experiment, it is wrong."
Author: Richard P. Feynman
44. "She hesitaded. "The guy with you...the tall Moroi with dark hair...is that your boyfriend?""Er,yeah."It took a long time and great effort for her to concede the next statement."He's cute."
Author: Richelle Mead
45. "The name of Robert G. Ingersoll is in the pantheon of the world. More than any other man who ever lived he destroyed religious superstition. He was the Shakespeare of oratory -- the greatest that the world has ever known. Ingersoll lived and died far in advance of his time. He wrought nobly for the transformation of this world into a habitable globe; and long after the last echo of destruction has been silenced, his name will be loved and honored, and his fame will shine resplendent, for his immortality is fixed and glorious.{Debbs had this much respect for Ingersoll, despite their radically different political views. This statement was made at Ingersoll's funeral}"
Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
46. "Many today insist that music is amoral, that there is nothing innately good or bad about music itself. They say it is neutral, and only its use determines whether it is good or evil. To a degree this is true, but in a very real way music ceases to be neutral the moment those little black-and-white notes begin to be woven together to produce a certain combinations of sounds that result in the message or world-view that the composer of the music wants to get across. The music itself becomes a statement, even when words are not attached to its message."
Author: Ron Owens
47. "The implications of these considerations justify the statement that all empirically verifiable knowledge even the commonsense knowledge of everyday life - involves implicitly, if not explicitly, systematic theory in this sense."
Author: Talcott Parsons
48. "America is a wonderful country! I mean it! No honest writer would challenge that statement! The human comedy never runs out of material! it never lets you down!"
Author: Tom Wolfe
49. "Your mother was the love of my life. Not everyone gets to have that. I did. Yes, I miss her, but I'm happier being alone and missing her than pretending not to miss her while being with someone else. Does that ridiculous statement make sense?" "Yes.""Good."
Author: Tracy Guzeman
50. "I have strong views about South African politics and I still don't feel I need to make public statements."
Author: Zola Budd

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