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1. "I have several close friends who have run marathons, a word that is actually derived from two Swahili words: mara, which means 'to die a horrible death', and thon, which means 'for a stupid T-shirt.' Look it up."
Author: Celia Rivenbark
2. "For the rest of my life, Zanzibar will be the Swahili word for rain. The rain would drizzle, spit, mist, downpour, shower, torrent, gust, deluge and blast. At one point it hit the ground so hard it created a haze as it bounced back up two feet and fell a second time."
Author: Kristine K. Stevens
3. "Don't cry,nyonda ," he murmured.Phillipa took a deep breath. "What does that mean, anyway?Nyonda ?"His green gaze held hers. "It's Swahili. It means ‘beloved.'" A small smile touched his mouth, and hebrushed her cheek again. "You do know I love you, Phillipa. To an alarming degree."
Author: Suzanne Enoch
4. "Actors don't listen to each other. You're so obsessed with what you're saying or doing that the other person could be talking in Swahili and you wouldn't know."
Author: Toby Stephens
5. "People in Africa have a well-deserved reputation for being happy. This may explain why: there is no word in Swahili for "sarcasm" therefore Africans have no concept of saying something and having it mean a playfully snide version of the opposite."
Author: Will Bowen

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There is no use being alive if one must work. The event from which each of us is entitled to expect the revelation of his own life's meaning - that event which I may not yet have found, but on whose path I seek myself - is not earned by work."
Author: André Breton

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