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1. "The world of magic is double, natural, and supernatural. Magic is impossible in a purely materialist world, a purely sceptical world, a world of pure reason. Magic depends on, it makes use of, the body, the body of desire, the libido, or life-force which Sigmund Freud said stirred the primitive cells as the sun heated the stony surface of the earth-cells which, according to him, always had the lazy, deep desire to give up striving, to return to the quiescent state from which they were roused."-The Biographer's Tale"
Author: A.S. Byatt
2. "'Girls' feels very active and stirring a conversation and controversial, and you can't really ask for more as an actor."
Author: Adam Driver
3. "Adventures come to the adventurous, and mysterious things fall in the way of those who, with wonder and imagination, are on the watch for them; but the majority of people go past the doors that are half ajar, thinking them closed, and fail to notice the faint stirrings of the great curtain that hangs ever in the form of appearances between them and the world of causes behind."
Author: Algernon Blackwood
4. "Even when I try to stir myself up, I just get irritated because I can't make anything come out. And in the middle of the night I lie here thinking about all this. If I don't get back on track somehow, I'm dead, that's the sense I get. There isn't a single strong emotion inside me."
Author: Banana Yoshimoto
5. "We sealed my father's grave on a day of stark contrasts, of black against white, and it was the last time I'd ever find myself in a place of such extremes. Because in the months after the dirt fell on the coffin, my life began to shift to shades of gray, almost like the universe had taken a big stick and stirred up the whole scene at that cemetery, mixing up everything and repainting my world."
Author: Beth Fantaskey
6. "To my mind, ‘magic' is the hard-to-define quality of the things that stir up mystical feelings like amazement, curiosity, imagination, and above all wonder. Magic is that which renders something beautiful in a spiritual sense. It is that which makes one feel as if the world is more than it is presently understood to be, and yet at the same time the world is working itself out in a good and beautiful way. Magic underlies the relationship between us, and the greater immensities of birth and death. Thus the experience of being in the presence of something magical is an empowering, uplifting experience. Magic, understood this way, contributes meaning to life. "
Author: Brendan Myers
7. "Yet I have often noticed since ho much less stir nearly everyone's death makes than you might expect. Men better loved and more worth loving than my father go down making only a small eddy."
Author: C.S. Lewis
8. "Citava se Barcelona prostirala meni pod nogama i želio sam vjerovati da ce mi kad otvorim te svoje nove prozore njezine ulice u sumrak šaputati na uho price i tajne kako bih ih uhvatio na papir i ispricao onima koji ih žele slušati."
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
9. "Certainly, at some hour, though perhaps not your hour, the waiting waters will stir; in some shape, though perhaps not the shape you dreamed, which your heart loved, and for which it bled, the healing herald will descend."
Author: Charlotte Brontë
10. "What she did was like the people stirring up the riots in Egypt and Libya," said my liberal brother John Flaherty. "Just say anything without even caring if it is true. That is how riots start."
Author: Colin Flaherty
11. "Everywhere I went in the wild corners of Hawaii, I found that the biology was as astonishing as the beauty. The landscapes have value beyond the enchantment of a waterfall or the surreal drama of an expanse of slick rock with bits of green life taking hold. Exploring these islands intrigues the mind and stirs the imagination, for nature in Hawaii is at her most inventive and extravagant best."
Author: Cynthia Russ Ramsay
12. "His men had begun gathering the wounded or stunned into a small group some distance back up the slope. Here and there an animal or human stirred, but not many. There were few cries of pain or fear now. Mostly, it was eerily quiet. Even the insects had ceased their music."
Author: Derek Donais
13. "This is the woman you are inside the life. looking at you, what? i'm more excited than i've been since the first burning nights of adolescent frenzy. excited and confused. i look at you and feel an erection stirring even as the situation argues strenuously against it." _Eric Packer"
Author: Don DeLillo
14. "Long-buried hope starts to stir. terrified, I push it back down."
Author: Donna Cooner
15. "If you have found a woman who can stir both body and spirit, sir, do not give her up lightly. Do not. The alternatives can be damnably complicated. [Joseph Warren]"
Author: Donna Thorland
16. "I was only going to shoot you if he was in one band. And only if it had a name like Uncle Toejam's Acid Crematorium or something. But bluegrass is good, and hey, music is MY life too. Maybe I'll actually like the guy (assuming he's around long enough). Just don't write and tell me you're in the process of stirring up some baby Custard-Mustards."
Author: Ellen Wittlinger
17. "Sin amor, la humanidad no podría existir un día mas."
Author: Erich Fromm
18. "Amory, sorry for them, was still not sorry for himself - art, politics, religion, whatever his medium should be, he knew he was safe now, free from all hysteria - he could accept what was acceptable, roam, grow, rebel, sleep deep through many nights...There was no God in his heart, he knew; his ideas were still in riot; there was ever the pain of memory; the regret for his lost youth - yet the waters of disillusion had left a deposit on his soul, responsibility and a love of life, the faint stirring of old ambitions and unrealized dreams...And he could not tell why the struggle was worth while, why he had determined to use to the utmost himself and his heritage from the personalities he had passed...He stretched out his arms to the crystalline, radiant sky."I know myself," he cried, "but that is all."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
19. "El pleno derecho de existir sólo lo pueden tener los viejos. Los niños tiene que probar primer que lo merecen: sobreviviendo."
Author: Fernando Vallejo
20. "With these words there came the rending scream of a shattered stirk and an angry troubling of the branches as the poor madman percolated through the sieve of a sharp yew, a wailing black meteor hurtling through green clouds, a human prickles."
Author: Flann O'Brien
21. "Quero insistir em que o que caracteriza e diferencia a amizade do amor não é a inexistência de trocas eróticas. [...] O que caracteriza a amizade é, antes de tudo, seu caráter de afinidade intelectual, provocando um tipo de aconchego também intelectual, enquanto o amor determina aconchego físico, muito menos discriminado e no qual as afinidades podem ou não existir."
Author: Flávio Gikovate
22. "Suddenly, he felt a tremendous stirring of hope inside his heart; it filled his whole body with its warmth. I may not be that much of a broken man, he thought to himself."
Author: H. L. Balcomb
23. "Hay personas que pueden herir a los demás por el mero hecho de existir."
Author: Haruki Murakami
24. "There is one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath."
Author: Herman Melville
25. "And don't get hurt,' [Dexter] added. 'There's no one to help you up there. And don't go stirring up a lot of trouble for us. This case isn't ripe yet. Until it is, our policy with Mr Big is 'live and let live'.'Bond looked quizzically at Captain DexterIn my job,' he said, 'when I come up against a man like this one, I have another motto. It's 'live and let die'."
Author: Ian Fleming
26. "The deep, pure blue stirs on one's lips a smile, innocent as itself; like the clouds over the sky, and, as it were, with them, happy memories pass in slow procession over the soul"
Author: Ivan Turgenev
27. "This was not what we wanted to hear that morning. Adventures inspire, tall tales excite, and fantasies stir the imagination, but sad stories seldom ever buoy the spirit. We all paused to take in the sad news."
Author: J.W. Lord
28. "The water near me stirred and then a Sharkface rose up out of it as if on an elevator, slow, his mouth tilted up into a small smile. He stood there on the water perhaps five feet away from me. His eyeless face looked smug."Warden," he said."Asshat," I replied."
Author: Jim Butcher
29. "Heade's calm is unsteady, storm-stirred; we respond in our era to its hint of the nervous and the fearful. His weather is interior weather, in a sense, and he perhaps was, if far from the first to portray a modern mood, an ambivalent mood tinged with dread and yet imbued with a certain lightness.The mood could even be said to be religious: not an aggressive preachment of God's grandeur but a kind of Zen poise and acceptance, represented by the small sedentary or plodding foreground figures that appear uncannily at peace as the clouds blacken and the lightning flashes."
Author: John Updike
30. "Qué estupidez meterme en un lío que pude haber evitado con sólo resistirme a mi imbécil declaración de amor.Todo pasó como pasan los discos en la sinfonola."
Author: José Emilio Pacheco
31. "Only feel wronged when we realize something has been stolen from us. We can't miss the million-strong flocks of passenger pigeons that once blackened our skies. We don't really miss the herds of bison that grazed in meadows where our suburbs stand. And few think of dark forests lit up with the bright green eyes of its mammalian lords. Soon, the glaciers will go with the clear skies and clean waters and all the feelings they once stirred. It's the greatest heist of mankind, our inheritance being stolen like this. But how can we care or fight back when we don't even know what has been or is being taken from us?"
Author: Ken Ilgunas
32. "For much of history it was possible to believe that the great diversity of life on Earth was a fixed creation, that the living world had never changed. But when the first stirrings of industry demanded that fuel be dug from the earth and hillsides be leveled for roads and railways, the Earth's true past was dug up in abundance."
Author: Kenneth R. Miller
33. "One morning indeed, I felt a sudden misgiving that she not only had left the house but had gone for good: I had just heard the sound of a door which seemed to me to be that of her room. On tiptoe I crept towards the room, opened the door, stood upon the threshold. In the dim light the bedclothes bulged in a semi-circle, that must be Albertine who, with her body bent, was sleeping with her feet and face to the wall. Only, overflowing the bed, the hair upon that head, abundant and dark, made me realise that it was she, that she had not opened her door, had not stirred, and I felt that this motionless and living semi-circle, in which a whole human life was contained and which was the only thing to which I attached any value, I felt that it was there, in my despotic possession."
Author: Marcel Proust
34. "Oxygen Everything needs it: bone, muscles, and even, while it calls the earth its home, the soul. So the merciful, noisy machine stands in our house working away in its lung-like voice. I hear it as I kneel before the fire, stirring with a stick of iron, letting the logs lie more loosely. You, in the upstairs room, are in your usual position, leaning on your right shoulder which aches all day. You are breathing patiently; it is a beautiful sound. It is your life, which is so close to my own that I would not know where to drop the knife of separation. And what does this have to do with love, except everything? Now the fire rises and offers a dozen, singing, deep-red roses of flame. Then it settles to quietude, or maybe gratitude, as it feeds as we all do, as we must, upon the invisible gift: our purest, sweet necessity: the air."
Author: Mary Oliver
35. "Impossível, é só uma palavra criada pelos fracos, para ter um motivo e desistir de tentar."
Author: Muhammed Ali
36. "Perhaps it was an afterimage, I decided, or a ghost: something that had stirred in my mind, for a moment, so powerfully that I believed it to be real, but now was gone, and faded into the past like a memory forgotten, or a shadow into the dusk."
Author: Neil Gaiman
37. "I looked at a fetal development chart at the Operation Rescue Office in Dallas. I had a lot of emotions stirring up inside of me. That's when I decided that it was wrong in any stage of pregnancy."
Author: Norma McCorvey
38. "The brains of members of the Press departments of motion-picture studios resemble soup at a cheap restaurant. It is wiser not to stir them."
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
39. "He watched the early light of the new moon glint fretfully on the river, now silver slivers, now darkness, as the night breeze stirred the choked growth on the banks and lifted the tree branches. The watersteps were a deserted invitation, and he envied Hori who must surely even now be reclining on the bottom of his skiff, Antef beside him, their fishing lines tied to the boat whilst they watched the stars and gossiped. His fountain tinkled like music in the darkness, and the monkeys sighed and snuffled in their favourite warm spot under the stone basin, which still held the warmth of the day's heat."
Author: Pauline Gedge
40. "But her mother had looked at her curiously, gravely, puzzled by this creature who seemed all contradictions - at one moment so hard, at another so gentle, gentle to tenderness, even. Anna had been stirred, as her child had been stirred, by the breath of the meadowsweet under the hedges; for in this they were one, the mother and daughter, having each in her veins the warm Celtic blood that takes note of such things - could they only have divined it, such simple things might have formed a link between them."
Author: Radclyffe Hall
41. "Only a rebuke that 'has something in it' will sting, will have the power to stir our feelings, not the other sort, as we know."
Author: Sigmund Freud
42. "Preeminen?a mor?ii celuilalt domina fiin?a întru moarte proprie la nivelul cotidianita?ii. Moartea este un eveniment «bine cunoscut», care este de fapt ?inut la distan?a - suntem informa?i asupra sa, dar nu ne treze?te interesul existen?ial. Crezul obi?nuit al fiin?ei cotidiene întru moarte suna astfel: «pâna la urma, cândva, o sa murim ?i noi, dar, pâna una-alta, asta nu ni se întâmpla noua». Aproape am putea sa spunem ca moartea nu exista în cotidianitate, în ciuda deceselor celorlal?i (care nu ne afecteaza). Via?a sociala este în a?a fel construita pentru a ignora moartea: este un antrenament sugestiv de a uita pe termen lung ideea de moarte. Spunând «cândva, vom muri ?i noi» dam de în?eles ca «deocamdata, a?a ceva nu ne prive?te». Avem impresia ca aceste tehnici de marketing producatoare de falsitate izvorasc din frica de moarte care, asemenea raului din supersti?ii, trebuie ?inuta în afara razei privirii/gândirii/rostirii."
Author: Ştefan Bolea
43. "—Podrías esconderte, vivir... como ellos... podrías. —Comienza a costarme resistir, en ocasiones me olvido y siento el dolor... Eso no es lo que quiero. —Lo sé. —Podría vivir para siempre, sí, pero no querría respirar ni un solo segundo más si no puedo recordar lo que se siente al amarte."
Author: Steve Niles
44. "Caleb was like a hurricane that swept through my life, stirring up things inside of me that I never knew existed. He is a longing I will never cure."
Author: Tarryn Fisher
45. "In that moment Ged understood the singing of the bird, and the language of the water falling in the basin of the fountain, and the shape of the clouds, and the beginning and end of the wind that stirred the leaves; it seemed to him that he himself was a word spoken by the sunlight."
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
46. "He had but one consolation, that she had loved him, that her eyes had told him so, that although she did not know his name she knew his heart, and that perhaps, wherever she now was, in whatever undiscoverable place, she loved him still. Perhaps she even thought of him constantly as he did of her. Sometimes, in those unaccountable moments known to every lover, when the heart feels a strange stirring of delight although there is not cause for anything but grief, he reflected: 'It is her own thoughts that are reaching me!... And perhaps my thoughts are reaching her!'Fancies such as these, which an instant later he brushed aside, nevertheless sufficed to kindle a glow in him which was something near to hope."
Author: Victor Hugo
47. "One that is ever kind said yesterday:'Your well-beloved's hair has threads of grey,And little shadows come about her eyes;Time can but make it easier to be wiseThough now it seems impossible, and soAll that you need is patience.'Heart cries, 'No,I have not a crumb of comfort, not a grain.Time can but make her beauty over again:Because of that great nobleness of hersThe fire that stirs about her, when she stirs,Burns but more clearly. O she had not these waysWhen all the wild Summer was in her gaze.' Heart! O heart! if she'd but turn her head,You'd know the folly of being comforted!"
Author: W.B. Yeats
48. "Oh! Mengapa manusia harus sombong?Secepat bintang jatuh, awan yang diterbangkan angin,Kilatan petir, ombak yang memecah,Manusia beralih dari hidup ke peristirahatannya di makam."
Author: William Knox
49. "Thou shalt not stir one foot to seek a foe."
Author: William Shakespeare
50. "The blackness would stir and eventually go away, and God would remain, a shining point of light in my heart. I would go on loving."
Author: Yann Martel

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