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1. "I sit on my bed and think about Nader McMillan and wonder what I'm going to do. Ignore him. Stand up to him. Avoid him. Be "tough." I think of the stuff Dad has said over the years. How he finally gave up suggesting things. Why are you asking me this? I never figured out what to do about my own bullies. How am I supposed to know what to do with yours?"
Author: A.S. King
2. "But it bothers you. It pisse you off that I'm not crippled with debt or saddled with some moody bitch. Instead, you PR your lives and act like I'm supposed to ency you....."
Author: Adam Neville
3. "Logan," one of them drawled. "Your technique's slipping if you need dogs to keep them from running away."-----------"Why are you on the floor?""Hypnos," I said.Quinn snorted. "Dude, Hypnos and dogs? I thought you were the one who was supposed to be good with the girls, Darcy?"
Author: Alyxandra Harvey
4. "How is feeling like a failure supposed to help me? The way I see it, they should invent some pill that just makes you forget whatever you want, some pill that makes you numb and functional."
Author: Amy Reed
5. "There's no working radio tower in the country. It's all static," she said, without looking to him. "I know. But 102.3 plays the best. Not too tinny. Full and robust. If a cello were to perform static, it would sound like this." She shook her head and turned the dial. "I prefer 93.9," she said. She still hadn't looked at him. "It's too thin and monotone. There's no variation. It just sounds like static." "And that's why I like it," she said. "It sounds like static is supposed to sound."
Author: Anthony Marra
6. "The partner that you have is supposed to make you a better person, and when you're happy, you're a better person."
Author: Bai Ling
7. "Now I'm starting to think he wasn't supposed to be my whole life, he was just this doorway to me."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
8. "Miles Davis fully embraced possibilities and delved into it. He was criticized heavily from the jazz side. He was supposed to be part of a tradition, but he didn't consider himself part of a tradition."
Author: Bill Laswell
9. "Every time I create something, whether an idea or a work of art, initially, its supposed completion seems absolutely perfect to me. However the more I think about it, stare it down, the more it marinates in my soul over the hours, days, and weeks, the more flaws I start to find in it; and finally, the more I'm pressed to continue enhancing it. It essentially turns out that whatever thing a flawed and imperfect, human eye once thought was amazing begins to appear quite wretched. This is why, eternally, God cannot be impressed by mere talents or by mortal achievements. To perfect eyes, I imagine that great is not really that great; rather, humility is ultimately a human being's true greatness."
Author: Criss Jami
10. "The Last Supper is supposed to be thirteen men. Who is this woman?"Everyone misses it, our preconceived notions of this scene are so powerful that our mind blocks out the incongruity and overrides our eyes."
Author: Dan Brown
11. "She sipped the tonic. Her face puckered again. She gagged, covered her mouth and mumbled in disgust, "Oh my God!""I said it tasted better, not great."Abby continued to force the sour tonic down in sips. She could taste a hint of vanilla but the potion left a bitter aftertaste that was similar to vinegar. Her stomach gurgled and burned."Water," she coughed after her last sip of tonic."No. You'll dilute it," Noel said firmly, relieving her of the glass.Smartly, she rebutted, "Isn't that what you're supposed to do after drinking poison? Or is it throw up?"
Author: Devon Ashley
12. "But why must everything always have a practical application? I'd been such a diligent soldier for years - working, producing, never missing a deadline, taking care of my loved ones, my gums and my credit record, voting, etc. Is this lifetime supposed to be only about duty?"
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
13. "The acronym was derived from the title of the first book--a pamphlet, really-- in which Khyfo was expounded, a supposedly scatalogical phase that meant 'Don't Touch'...The title was Keep Your Fucking Hands Off. Mean anything to you?Not a thing.Nor to me. But it supposedly summed up their philosophy pretty well at the time."
Author: F. Paul Wilson
14. "Anything can hurt you, Harper. Even things you're supposed to be able to count on can hurt you.""These things you speak of, do they include how we're supposed to rely on mothers and fathers never to die or leave us alone?""Exactly, but that's life, Harper. Nothing is guaranteed.""You're right.""But I can promise you that I would never intentionally hurt you and, although a promise is not a guarantee, it is still a promise and you can ask anyone I know, I'm good on my word.""I don't know why but I believe you."
Author: Fisher Amelie
15. "Be the change you want, Forze." I whispered with a sigh."What is that supposed to mean?!" He turned on me."That you shouldn't be yelling if you want silence." I replied bluntly."
Author: Grace Fiorre
16. "She put him near the front door and a number of visitors were surprised that he would not answer to the name 'Polly', which is what all parrots were supposed to be called."
Author: Gustave Flaubert
17. "Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire. I could not possibly hope to be a lady if I wore breeches, when I said I could do nothing in a dress, she said I wasn't supposed to do things that required pants. Aunt Alexandra's vision of my deportment involved playing with small stoves, tea sets, and wearing the Add-A-Pearl necklace she gave me when I was born; furthermore, I should be a ray of sunshine in my father's life. I suggested that one could be a ray of sunshine in pants as well, but Aunty said that one had to behave like a sunbeam, that I was born good but had grown progressively worse every year."
Author: Harper Lee
18. "I know you're always supposed to want more of everything. But in truth, I'm having a nice ebb and flow of being in my daughter's life every day and getting to keep my work life alive. I'm not nominated for ten thousand everythings every minute, but I am acting and telling stories I love."
Author: Helen Hunt
19. "It was confusing, frankly, the way everyone stared at our bodies even as they tried to erase the ideas of our bodies from our minds. We are supposed to get over ourselves, but no one was supposed to get over us. The female body was our worst handicap and our best advantage-the surest means to success, the surest course to failure."
Author: Hilary Thayer Hamann
20. "Confession was the emotional equivalent to puking, Riley supposed. Something bad went down, bits of it came back up, you felt better."
Author: J. Fally
21. "...What gets me about D.B., though, he hated the war so much, and yet he got me to read this book A Farewell to Arms last summer. He said it was so terrific. That's what I can't understand. It had this guy in it named Lieutenant Henry that was supposed to be a nice guy and all. I don't see how D.B. could hate the Army and war and all so much and still like a phony like that. I mean, for instance, I don't see how he could like a phony like that and still like that one by Ring Lardner, or that other one he's so crazy about, The Great Gatsby. D.B. got sore when I said that, and said I was too young and all to appreciate it, but I don't think so. I told him I liked Ring Lardner and The Great Gatsby and all. I did, too. I was crazy about The Great Gatsby. Old Gatsby. Old sport. That killed me."
Author: J.D. Salinger
22. "If you're a poet, you do something beautiful. I mean, you're supposed to leave something beautiful after you get off the page and everything. The ones you're talking about don't leave a single, solitary thing beautiful. All that maybe the slightly better ones do is sort of get inside your head and leave something there, but just because they do, just because they know how to leave something, it doesn't have to be a poem for heaven's sake. It may just be some kind of terribly fascinating, syntaxy droppings--excuse the expression. Like Manlius and Esposito and all those poor men."
Author: J.D. Salinger
23. "Isn't the media supposed to keep government responsible?"
Author: Jameson Currier
24. "I was warned not to do it. Actors who play Jesus are supposed to have a hard time getting other roles to follow, but I felt this was a myth. After all, how can you be typecast as Christ?"
Author: Jeffrey Hunter
25. "And then, one Saturday morning, I came down to breakfast, and it all came to a head when she flat-out told me that I wasn't going to training.Straw met camel's back. Breaking commenced."You have no right to tell me—""You do not want to finish that sentence, missy. You want to sit down, close your mouth, and eat.""How am I supposed to eat with my mouth closed?""Bryn, that's enough."
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
26. "A refuge is supposed to prevent what? The genes from flowing out of sight? This refuge idea won't stop insects from moving across boundaries. That's absurd."
Author: Jeremy Rifkin
27. "Knock, Knock!' [Puck] called in a high, singsong voice. For a moment, silence. Then came a thud and a crash, as if something heavy had been hurled at the door. 'Go away!' snaled the voice from within. 'Ah, no. That's not how the joke goes,' called Puck.'I say 'knock, knock', and you're supposed to answer with 'who's there?'' 'Fuck off!' 'Nope, that's still wrong"
Author: Julie Kagawa
28. "I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex."
Author: Katharine Hepburn
29. "People are supposed to fear the unknown, but ignorance is bliss when knowledge is so damn frightening."
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
30. "Kiss me," she said urgently.Sam's eyes flickered with mild surprise. "Right now?""Yes.""What kind of kiss?""What do you mean, what kind of kiss? Just a regular kiss.""A friendly kiss, or a romantic kiss? Are we supposed to be going out together, or—""Oh, for heaven's sake," she exclaimed, and pulled his head down to hers."
Author: Lisa Kleypas
31. "Our words had to be circumspect. We could not write anything too negative about our circumstances. This was tricky, since the very form of a married woman's letter needed to include the usual complaints -- that we were pathetic, powerless, worked to the bone, homesick, and sad. We were supposed to speak directly about our feelings without appearing ungrateful, no-account, or unfilial."
Author: Lisa See
32. "Pity. What a useless emotion when you don't act on it. Pity is supposed to trigger compassion."
Author: Lish McBride
33. "It was weird the way you could be friends with someone but not really know the ugly parts of their lives. We all had our secrets, I supposed."
Author: Liz Czukas
34. "Because if I have a wicked stepmother and two evil stepsisters, aren't I supposed to get a prince?"
Author: Melissa Kantor
35. "If you're not quite cognizant of your madness, then you're deliberately blindfolded to your supposedly fake reality"
Author: Menna Anwar
36. "There was a time I stopped talking, just like you. My reasons were a little bit different, but... I think the feelings of being ashamed of myself and hating myself... are the same. Here it says "to like yourself." What does that mean? Good things---how are you supposed to find them? I only know things that I hate about myself. Because that's all I know: I hate myself. Even if your force yourself to find good things... it feels so empty. It doesn't work that way. People like your teacher just don't get it.I think... when you hear someone say they like you for the first time... then you can begin to like yourself. I think when someone accepts you for the first time... you feel like you can forgive yourself a little. You can begin to face your fears.~Yuki"
Author: Natsuki Takaya
37. "Noah: "You wanna dance with me?"Allie: "Sure. Now?"Noah: "Mmm Hmm"Allie: "You're not supposed to dance in the street."Noah: "You are supposed to dance in the street."Allie: "Yeah, but we don't have any music."Noah: "Well, we'll make some... Bum bum bum bum bum bum..."Allie: "You're a terrible singer."Noah: "I know."Allie: "And I like this song."
Author: Nicholas Sparks
38. "The press today is an army with carefully organized weapons, the journalists its officers, the readers its soldiers. The reader neither knows nor is supposed to know the purposes for which he is used and the role he is to play."
Author: Oswald Spengler
39. "Viola?" he says.And I turn to look at him -And when I do, I can hear everything he's thinking.Everything.Clearer than before, clearer than seems possible -And I'm not even sure I'm supposed to, but I look him in the eyes and I see it -In the middle of everything he's feeling -Even after we fought -Even after I doubted him -Even after I hurt him -I see how much he loves me."
Author: Patrick Ness
40. "Growing up with Jennifer Lopez and Salma Hayek - people who were always trying to do something else - I wanted to follow in their footsteps. They gave people a different perspective of how women were supposed to look like and be."
Author: Paula Garces
41. "Ll that is necessary for evil to triumphis for good men to do nothing. I supposed old Edmund Burke had meant to include women in that. And if he hadn't, well, screw him."
Author: Rachel Caine
42. "Oh, no, no, no," I repeated, shaking my head. The room started to spin, and I couldn't hold my head up any longer. I collapsed back against the pillow. That's when I saw his silhouette at the door. "I'm not supposed to be here," I cried. "I'm not supposed to be in yesterday."
Author: Rebecca Donovan
43. "But that's depression, isn't it? It makes you selfish. It…it shrinks your world down. Like you're inside a tornado or something. How are you supposed to care about the things outside that storm? When it's all you can do to just survive it?"
Author: Rebecca Rogers Maher
44. "I think it is obscene that we should believe that we are entitled to end somebody's life, no matter what that person has supposedly done or not done."
Author: Richard Attenborough
45. "Look," I said, "We knew Jason and Becky would be back, the break would end. This isn't a surprise, it's what's supposed to happen. It's what we wanted. Right?""Is it?" he asked. "Is it what you want?"Whether he intended it to be or not, this was the final question, the last Truth. If I said what I really thought, I was opening myself up for a hurt bigger than I could even imagine. I didn't have it in me. We changed and altered so many rules, but it was this one, the only one when we'd started, that I would break."Yes," I said."
Author: Sarah Dessen
46. "I think objectivity is like this strange myth that people think you're supposed to achieve, but actually, the dirty little secret is that it's not attainable any more than pure justice is attainable by the courts."
Author: Sebastian Junger
47. "Not to mention, we're using you for bait. (Syn)Are you that drunk? (Nykyrian)What? I wasn't supposed to tell her that? (Syn)I'm bait? (Kiara)No, you're not bait. Ignore the alcoholic whose view of reality is distorted by his brain-damaged hallucinations. (Nykyrian)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
48. "In talking with people that have experienced it, I learned that PTSD is something that a person in a position of authority sometimes thinks they're not supposed to have. They don't always have an avenue to personally address it or even discuss it."
Author: Stana Katic
49. "Do you prefer fermented or distilled?This is a trick question. It doesn't matter how much you like wine, because wine is social and writing is anti-social. This is a writer's interview, writing is a lonely job, and spirits are the lubricant of the lonely. You might say all drinking is supposed to be social but there's a difference, at one in the morning while you're hunched over your computer, between opening up a bottle of Chardonnay and pouring two-fingers of bourbon into a tumbler. A gin martini, of course, splits the difference nicely, keeping you from feeling like a deadline reporter with a smoldering cigarette while still reminding you that your job is to be interesting for a living. Anyone who suggests you can make a martini with vodka, by the way, is probably in need of electroconvulsive therapy."
Author: Stuart Connelly
50. "$1,000,000 in the bank isn't the fantasy. The fantasy is the lifestyle of complete freedom it supposedly allows."
Author: Timothy Ferriss

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It's well to have such a comfortable assurance regarding the worth of those we love. I only wish you may not find your confidence misplaced."
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