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1. "I keep a very low profile in Switzerland. There are only about 2,000 people in the village I live in, so it's a quiet town."
Author: Adam Derek Scott
2. "German is more familiar now since I live part of the year in Rome and part in the German part of Switzerland. But it's not difficult to sing in German; it's difficult to feel in German. This takes time. It's a culture."
Author: Cecilia Bartoli
3. "So far, therefore, as we can draw safe conclusions from a single specimen, there has been no marked change of race in the human population of Switzerland during the periods above considered."
Author: Charles Lyell
4. "Internationally, I love going to Switzerland. I went there many times for shooting and loved the Alps, the tranquility, cleanliness, the greenery and the warmth of the people there."
Author: Chiranjeevi
5. "I would say the most help I got was from my dad. My dad is a civil engineer in Switzerland; he's 90 years old now, so he's no longer active as a civil engineer, but still a very active person."
Author: Claude Nicollier
6. "You never knew what to expect with Ingrid. One minute she could be sawing the locks off Pierpont's freezers; the next, providing shelter for the homeless birds of Switzerland."
Author: Cristina García
7. "Geneva, Switzerland..i thought it was only two hours"
Author: Dan Brown
8. "To have come on all this new world of writing, with time to read in a city like Paris where there was a way of living well and working, no matter how poor you were, was like having a great treasure given to you. You could take your treasure with you when you traveled too, and in the mountains where we lived in Switzerland and Italy, until we found Schruns in the high valley in the Vorarlberg in Austria, there were always the books, so that you lived in the new world you had found, the snow and the forests and the glaciers and their winter problems and your high shelter in the Hotel Taube in the village in the day time, and at night you could live in the other wonderful world the Russian writers were giving you."
Author: Ernest Hemingway
9. "Kosovo is too close to Europe. It is not only close to Albania, it is close to Greece, Italy, Germany and Switzerland, where there are still many Kosovo refugees. Spontaneous reactions could multiply."
Author: Fatos Nano
10. "We played some gigs in Switzerland a couple of weeks ago and it was the first time I really felt the group was really a band in the sense of something I could write for."
Author: Fred Frith
11. "Although I had resigned my commission as an officer two years before, I immediately left Switzerland, accompanied by my wife, in order to report for duty. As it happened, a wire reached me a day later calling me to the colors."
Author: Fritz Kreisler
12. "The outbreak of the war found my wife and me in Switzerland, where we were taking a cure."
Author: Fritz Kreisler
13. "I've tested my strength everywhere. You advised me to do that, "in order to know myself." This testing for myself, and for show, proved it to be boundless, as before all my life. In front of your very eyes I endured a slap from your brother; I acknowledged my marriage publicly. But what to apply my strength to--that I have never seen, nor do I see it now, despite your encouragements in Switzerland, which I believed. I am as capable now as ever before of wishing to do a good deed, and I take pleasure in that; along with it, I wish for evil and also feel pleasure. But both the one and the other, as always, are too shallow, and are never very much. My desires are far too weak; they cannot guide. One can cross a river on a log, but not on a chip."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
14. "In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!"
Author: Graham Greene
15. "She was, in fact, one of those people of exalted principles; one of those opinionated puritans, of which England produces so many; one of those good and insupportable old maids who haunt the tables d'hôte of every hotel in Europe, who spoil Italy, poison Switzerland, render the charming cities of the Mediterranean uninhabitable, carry everywhere their fantastic manias, their manners of petrified vestals, their indescribable toilets and a certain odor of india-rubber which makes one believe that at night they are slipped into a rubber casing."
Author: Guy De Maupassant
16. "And it is practically the same in the case of the four or five million poor peasants in France, and also for Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, and two of the Scandinavian countries. Everywhere small and medium sized industry prevails."
Author: Herman Gorter
17. "Until 1914 I loved to travel; I often went to Italy and once spent a few months in India. Since then I have almost entirely abandoned travelling, and I have not been outside of Switzerland for over ten years."
Author: Herman Hesse
18. "Jacob wrote that the true poet ‘is like a man who is happy anywhere, in endless measure, if he is allowed to look at leaves and grass, to see the sun rise and set. The false poet travels abroad in strange countries and hopes to be uplifted by the mountains of Switzerland, the sky and sea of Italy. He comes to them and is dissatisfied. He is not as happy as the man who stays at home and sees the apple trees flower in spring, and hears the small birds singing among the branches"
Author: Jacob Grimm
19. "I'm quite fond of Switzerland. I love Switzerland."
Author: James Balog
20. "I see the cliffs, glaciers, torrents, valleys of Switzerland - I mark the long winters and the isolation."
Author: James Joyce
21. "It may amuse you to hear a Story. A few days ago, in Company with Dr Zubly, somebody said, there was nobody on our side but the Almighty. The Dr. who is a Native of Switzerland, and speaks but broken English, quickly replied 'Dat is enough."
Author: John Adams
22. "I initially moved to Switzerland for work on an animated feature film, and have been here ever since."
Author: John Howe
23. "Shhh. Just listen. You, of all people. Listen to what Im saying. This...tonight...is the most wonderful thing you could have done for me. What you have told me, what you have done in bringing me here...knowing that, somehow, from that complete arse, I was at the start of this, you managed to salvage something to love is astonishing to me. But...I need it to end here. No more chair. No more pneumonia. No more burning limbs. No more pain and tiredness and waking up every morning already wishing it was over. When we get back, I am still going to go to Switzerland. And if you do love me, Clark, as you say you do, the thing that would make me happier than anything is if you would come with me. So I'm asking you - if you feel the things you say you feel - then do it. Be with me. Give me the end I'm hoping for."
Author: Jojo Moyes
24. "I'll put it frankly - Britain has more influence in China than Norway or Switzerland, with all respect for the other countries."
Author: Jose Manuel Barroso
25. "How could you get mad at someone who neither needed to attack nor was at all worried about being able to defend? It was like getting mad at Switzerland."
Author: Karl Marlantes Matterhorn
26. "Atop a Ferris wheel, Orson Welles told Joseph Cotten how Italy's thirty years of war and terror and bloodshed had produced the Renaissance and Michelangelo, and how Switzerland's five hundred years of democracy and peace had produced, goddamn, only the cuckoo clock."
Author: Kevin Wilson
27. "Switzerland is a place where they don't like to fight, so they get people to do their fighting for them while they ski and eat chocolate."
Author: Larry David
28. "I just got back from Switzerland, which I've never been to. I went to Switzerland and Amsterdam."
Author: Linda Cardellini
29. "A movie theater is Switzerland of the diet world."
Author: Lisa Scottoline
30. "Switzerland would me a mighty big place if it were ironed flat."
Author: Mark Twain
31. "I've lived for 10 years in Switzerland, so I speak German."
Author: Martina Hingis
32. "That's one of the reasons I moved to Florida. Of course, the main reason is the weather and the training. But there's more jealousy in Switzerland because it's so little and they don't have so many athletes."
Author: Martina Hingis
33. "Elk have not been seen in Switzerland for many a year. In the interests of scientific accuracy, please strike the idea of elk from your mind. If you must, think of ibexes instead, a fierce and agile type of goat with great spiraling horns. Marmots will also do in a pinch, but under no circumstances should you think of elk. No. Elk. The elkless among you may now proceed."
Author: Maryrose Wood
34. "The last fire in the drawer was 1890. It was the year Edward painted Across the Delaware (acquired in 1961 by Jacqueline Kennedy and now hanging in the White House foyer), the year he married Diana (April), and the year he nearly made her a widow on their extended honeymoon (May) when he overestimated the water temperature at the cliffs in Brontallo, Switzerland, and had to be pulled, nearly unconscious and hyppthermic, from the water by a pair of passing Norwegian tourists in a rowboat."
Author: Melissa Jensen
35. "That day, my first day on the job, was September 11, 2001! I was actually being recognized by Switzerland the very day that the World Trade Center was hit."
Author: Mercer Reynolds
36. "So, thanks God, our films, our first films were suddenly being appreciated by the Western media; especially France was very good, and Switzerland was very good."
Author: Milos Forman
37. "Hey," says Hayden, "I'm Switzerland; neutral as can be, and also with great chocolate.""Get lost," Roland tells him."Already am." And Hayden strolls away."
Author: Neal Shusterman
38. "I'm Switzerland; neutral as can be, and also with great chocolate."
Author: Neal Shusterman
39. "In 1958, I decided that I was going to live in Europe permanently. So in 1959 I moved to Lugano, Switzerland."
Author: Norman Granz
40. "I got to go to Malaysia, Germany, Switzerland, Madrid, America."
Author: Parminder Nagra
41. "The faeries are kind of Switzerland with a big stick."
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
42. "The German leaders, said Winston Churchill, turned upon Russia the most grisly of all weapons. They transported Lenin in a sealed truck like a plague bacillus from Switzerland into Russia."
Author: Robert K. Massie
43. "Switzerland is part of the fight against terrorism. There is no neutrality against this threat."
Author: Samuel Schmid
44. "Switzerland still has a huge share of the watch market, all advertised at the airport on illuminated hoardings. Gosh, they are ugly."
Author: Simon Hoggart
45. "I believe that. But I want you to know something — when it comes to all this enemies nonsense, I'm out. I am a neutral country. I am Switzerland. I refuse to be affected by territorial disputes between mythical creatures. Jacob is family. You are . . . well, not exactly the love of my life, because I expect to love you for much longer than that. The love of my existence. I don't care who's a werewolf and who's a vampire. If Angela turns out to be a witch, she can join the party, too."
Author: Stephenie Meyer
46. "I am Switzerland. I refuse to be affected by territorial disputes between mythical creatures."
Author: Stephenie Meyer
47. "I look upon Switzerland as an inferior sort of Scotland."
Author: Sydney Smith
48. "I was a garbage man in New Jersey in summers during college at Yale. Everybody else got to go to Switzerland and I got to go to the dump."
Author: Tom Perrotta
49. "I live in Italy. I visit my family in Switzerland."
Author: Ursula Andress
50. "I always traveled. I left Cameroon when I was 11 years old. I lived in the USA, in Switzerland."
Author: Yannick Noah

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We know, for instance, that there is a direct, inverse relationship between frequency of family meals and social problems. Bluntly stated, members of families who eat together regularly are statistically less likely to stick up liquor stores, blow up meth labs, give birth to crack babies, commit suicide, or make donkey porn. If Little Timmy had just had more meatloaf, he might not have grown up to fill chest freezers with Cub Scout parts."
Author: Anthony Bourdain

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