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1. "Un padre nunca…, nunca debería enterrar a su hijo. Eso no está bien —bajó la voz mientras mi abuela, Ofelia, escondía la cabeza y empezaba a llorar de nuevo—. No es un dolor que se pueda soportar"
Author: Alessandra Neymar
2. "There would be a spike in the number of girls who went out for a walk in the woods and were never heard from again. There always were when stories came out portraying the terra indigene as furry humans who just wanted to be loved.Most of the terra indigene didn't want to love humans; they wanted to eat them. Why did humans have such a hard time understanding that?"
Author: Anne Bishop
3. "You sleep with a dream of summer weather,wake to the thrum of rain—roped down by rain.Nothing out there but drop-heavy feathers of grass and rainy air. The plastic table on the terracehas shed three legs on its way to the garden fence. The mountains have had the sense to disappear. It's the Celtic temperament—wind, then torrents, then remorse.Glory rising like a curtain over distant water.Old stonehouse, having steered us through the dark,docks in a pool of shadow all its own.That widening crack in the gloom is like good luck.Luck, which neither you nor tomorrow can depend on."
Author: Anne Stevenson
4. "The self-esteem of western women is founded on physical being (body mass index, youth, beauty). This creates a tricky emphasis on image, but the internalized locus of self-worth saves lives. Western men are very different. In externalizing the source of their self-esteem, they surrender all emotional independence. (Conquest requires two parties, after all.) A man cannot feel like a man without a partner, corporation, team. Manhood is a game played on the terrain of opposites. It thus follows that male sense of self disintegrates when the Other is absent."
Author: Antonella Gambotto Burke
5. "Timidez Basta-me um pequeno gesto,feito de longe e de leve,para que venhas comigoe eu para sempre te leve...- mas só esse eu não farei.Uma palavra caídadas montanhas dos instantesdesmancha todos os marese une as terras distantes...- palavras que não direi.Para que tu me adivinhes,entre os ventos taciturnos,apago meus pensamentos,ponhos vestidos noturnos,- que amargamente inventei.E, enquanto não me descobres,os mundos vão nevegandonos ares certos do tempoaté não se sabe quando...- e um dia me acabarei."
Author: Cecília Meireles
6. "Halló la espada y la armadura enterradas a diez pasos bajo tierra, enredadas en las raíces de un árbol oscuro partido en la antigüedad por un rayo certero, donde habían anidado diez cuervos de garras blancas."
Author: Colectivo Juan De Madre
7. "Vive in silenzio il Dio che ha purgato questa terra con sale e cenere."
Author: Cormac McCarthy
8. "Lì i libri erano ammassati dappertutto. Non erano solo sugli scaffali come nelle altre case, no: da loro erano accatastati sotto i tavoli, sulle sedie, negli angoli più remoti. Ce n'erano in cucina e in bagno, sul televisore e nell'armadio; pile basse e pile alte. Grossi, piccoli, vecchi, nuovi... libri e ancora libri. Accoglievano Meggie sulla tavola apparecchiata per la colazione, invitanti; l'aiutavano a scacciare la noia... e qualche volta la mandavano lunga distesa per terra!"
Author: Cornelia Funke
9. "Children are uncivilized, so have a staggering power to harm, especially those people whose hearts need mending. In that house an unhappy child was too much rain on a high water table. I poured it on and the terrain liquefied."
Author: Elizabeth Knox
10. "Os dias eram iguais, iguais os silêncios e as pessoas - o hábito, um certo desamor por si próprios, soterrara-os na indiferença."
Author: Fernando Namora
11. "Se eu pudesse trincar a terra toda  E sentir-lhe uma paladar, Seria mais feliz um momento ...  Mas eu nem sempre quero ser feliz.  É preciso ser de vez em quando infeliz  Para se poder ser natural..."
Author: Fernando Pessoa
12. "Tomo a mão da intuição e juntos saltitamos os padrões de calçada cada vez mais comidos pela terra."
Author: Filipe Russo
13. "At Bramasole, the first secret spot that draws me outside is a stump and board bench on a high terrace overlooking the lake and valley. Before I sit down, I must bang the board against a tree to knock off all the ants. Then I'm happy. With a stunted oak tree for shelter and a never-ending view, I am hidden. No one knows where I am. The nine-year-old's thrill of the hideout under the hydrangea comes back: My mother is calling me and I am not answering."
Author: Frances Mayes
14. "Was it not part of the secret black art of truly grand politics of revenge, of a farseeing, subterranean, slowly advancing, and premeditated revenge, that Israel must itself deny the real instrument of its revenge before all the world as a mortal enemy and nail it to the cross, so that 'all the world,' namely all the opponents of Israel, could unhesitatingly swallow just this bait? And could spiritual subtlety imagine any more dangerous bait than this? Anything to equal the enticing, intoxicating, overwhelming, and undermining power of that symbol of the 'holy cross,' that ghastly paradox of a 'God on the cross,' that mystery of an unimaginable ultimate cruelty and self-crucifixion of God for the salvation of man?"
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
15. "A trickle of blood came out under the door, crossed the living room, went out into the street, continued on in a straight line across the uneven terraces, went down steps and climbed over curbs, passed along the Street of the Turks, turned a corner to the right and another to the left, made a right angle at the Buendía house, went in under the closed door, crossed through the parlor, hugging the walls so as not to stain the rugs, went on to the other living room, made a wide curve to avoid the dining-room table, went along the porch with the begonias, and passed without being seen under Amaranta's chair as she gave an arithmetic lesson to Aureliano José, and went through the pantry and came out in the kitchen, where Úrsula was getting ready to crack thirty-six eggs to make bread."Holy Mother of God!" Úrsula shouted."
Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
16. "El muy honorable señor Loontwill, terrateniente para más señas, no se molestó en apartar la mirada de la tostada y el huevo que agonizaban en su plato."
Author: Gail Carriger
17. "I like terra firma; the more firma, the less terra."
Author: George S. Kaufman
18. "Probabilmente la nostra vita è iniziata nell'oceano. Circa quattro milioni di anni fa. Probabilmente vicino a fonti di calore come i vulcani sommersi. Poi, cinquecento milioni di anni fa, o forse poco più, gli organismi hanno cominciato a vivere anche sulla terra. [...] Ma in un certo senso si può dire che anche se abbiamo abbandonato il mare dopo milioni d'anni di vita nelle sue profondità, l'oceano è rimasto dentro di noi. Quando una donna porta in grembo un bambino, lo fa crescere nell'acqua, e l'acqua nel suo corpo è quasi identica a quella del mare, contiene quasi la stessa quantità di sali. La donna crea un piccolo oceano nel proprio corpo. Ma non solo. Il nostro sangue e il sudore hanno quasi la stessa composizione dell'acqua di mare. Portiamo oceani dentro di noi, nel nostro sangue e nel nostro sudore. E con le nostre lacrime, piangiamo oceani. (Shantaram, pag. 465)"
Author: Gregory David Roberts
19. "It was a bland, tranquilized, life-adjusted, group-integrated sort of face -- the face turned out in thousands of copies every year by the educational production lines on Terra."
Author: H. Beam Piper
20. "I believe that Palestine is an occupied land from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River, and this is the right of the entire Palestinian people, this land."
Author: Hassan Nasrallah
21. "When we were still living at home, all he ever drank was cola, huge amounts of it; he had no problem knocking back an entire king-size bottle at dinnertime. Then he would produce these gigantic belches, for which he was sometimes sent to his room, belches that lasted ten years or longer--like subterranean thunder rolling up and exploding from somewhere deep down in his stomach--and for which he enjoyed a certain schoolyard fame: among the boys, that is, for he knew even then that girls were only repulsed by burps and farts."
Author: Herman Koch
22. "Learning to navigate the unpredictable terrain of life is an essential skill to develop. We can't live a happy life if we are unwilling to pave the path that will lead to our personal fulfillment and destiny. Learning to sit comfortably in the seat of uncertainty is challenging, but equally rewarding, because discovery is what waits just underneath the surface of that uncertainty and that gives us the chance to become fearless explorers, of our own lives."
Author: Jaeda DeWalt
23. "Thus, Fertile Crescent and eastern Mediterranean societies had the misfortune to arise in an ecologically fragile environment. They committed ecological suicide by destroying their own resource base."
Author: Jared Diamond
24. "When I was on 'Terra Nova', I had an Australian iPhone and a U.S. iPhone, different time zones, just a couple differences in the machines, but I was able to keep the international aspect of things in order. But I lost my U.S. iPhone right before I left Australia. Somebody's got it somewhere out there. Send it back?"
Author: Jason O'Mara
25. "I love a lot of Colorado and upper Utah. I think some of the most beautiful terrain is upper BC."
Author: Joe Lando
26. "In coming to Alaska, McCandless yearned to wander uncharted country, to find a blank spot on the map. In 1992, however, there were no more blank spots on the map—-not in Alaska, not anywhere. But Chris, with his idiosyncratic logic, came up with an elegant solution to this dilemma: He simply got rid of the map. In his own mind, if nowhere else, the terra would thereby remain incognita."
Author: Jon Krakauer
27. "Vier Tage lang, bis zum 3. Februar, befand sich der Nautilus im Meer von Oman, mit verschiedener Schnelligkeit und in verschiedener Tiefe. Es schien, als fahre er aufs Geratewohl, als habe er über die Fahrt geschwankt; doch kam er nicht über den Wendekreis des Krebses hinaus.Indem wir dieses Meer verließen, bekamen wir einen Augenblick Mascat zu sehen, die bedeutendste Stadt im Land Oman. Ich bewunderte ihr seltsames Aussehen, mitten in einer Umgebung schwarzer Felsen weiße Häuser und Festungswerke in grellem Abstich. Ich sah die runden Kuppeln ihrer Moscheen mit den schlanken Spitzen ihrer Minarette, ihren Terrassen in frischem Grün. Aber es war nur ein Gesicht meiner Phantasie, denn der Nautilus tauchte bald unter die dunkeln Wellen dieser Gegenden."
Author: Jules Verne
28. "But the truly brilliant geocachers?""Yeah?" he says. "What about us?""They know it by its real name. Terra Firma.""Terra Firma," he repeats. At last, he slips his backpack off his shoulder. I know what he's looking for.I take a breath. "You don't need your GPS for this cache."His eyes don't move off mine; he's watching me so carefully. "You don't, huh?""Nope," I say.Some things are meant to be kept - what you learn from experiences good or bad, smiles from an orphaned girl, a boy who is your compass pointing to your True North. So I look at Jacob full in the face with nothing obscuring him. Or me. And then I step closer to him. And closer. And closer yet."Here I am," I tell him. "Here I am."
Author: Justina Chen
29. "Although when Christianity appeared the total population of the planet was only a fraction of that of the twentieth century, most of the earth's surface was quite outside the Mediterranean world, Persia, India, and China."
Author: Kenneth Scott Latourette
30. "Beauvoir was quiet, watching the Chief, taking in the gleam in his eye, the enthusiasm as he described what he'd found. Not the physical landscape, but the emotional. The intellectual.Many might have thought the Chief Inspector was a hunter. He tracked down killers. But Jean Guy knew he wasn't that. Chief Inspector Gama he was an explorer by nature. He was never happier than when he was pushing the boundaries, exploring the internal terrain. Areas even the person themselves hadn't explored. Had never examined. Probably because it was too scary."
Author: Louise Penny
31. "The late great Horace Lloyd Swithin (1844-1917), British essayist, lecturer, satirist, and social observer, wrote in his autobiographical Appointments, 1890-1901 (1902), "When one travels abroad, one doesn't so much discover the hidden Wonders of the World, but the hidden wonders of the individuals with whom one is traveling. They may turn out to afford a stirring view, a rather dull landscape, or a terrain so treacherous one finds it's best to forget the entire affair and return home."
Author: Marisha Pessl
32. "O que fizeram esses brancos foi ocuparem-nos.Não foi só a terra: ocuparam-nos a nós,acamparam no meio das nossas cabeças.Somos madeira que apanhou chuva.Agora não acendemos nem damos sombra.Temos que secar à luz de um sol que ainda não há.Esse sol só pode nascer dentro de nós."
Author: Mia Couto
33. "She sings on and on, while the house is discreetly dusted all around her and, in the concealed and subterranean kitchen, a naked duck, limp and faintly steaming, spreads its pimpled legs on a draining board."
Author: Michel Faber
34. "Orfeu rebelde, canto como sou:Canto como um possessoQue na casca do tempo, a canivete,Gravasse a fúria de cada momento;Canto, a ver se o meu canto comprometeA eternidade do meu sofrimento.Outros, felizes, sejam os rouxinóis... Eu ergo a voz assim, num desafio:Que o céu e a terra, pedras conjugadasDo moinho cruel que me tritura,Saibam que há gritos como há nortadas,Violências famintas de ternura.Bicho instintivo que adivinha a morteNo corpo dum poeta que a recusa,Canto como quem usa Os versos em legítima defesa.Canto, sem perguntar à MusaSe o canto é de terror ou de beleza."
Author: Miguel Torga
35. "Dialogo tra Levi Matteo e Satana (il mago Woland)."Se vieni da me, perché non mi hai salutato, ex pubblicano?", replico Woland severo."Perché non voglio che tu stia in salute", rispose brusco il nuovo venuto."Ma dovrai rassegnarti a questo", replicò Woland e un sorriso increspò la sua bocca, "sei appena apparso sul tetto e già hai fatto una sciocchezza e ti dirò quale: è il tuo tono. Hai pronunciato le parole come se non riconoscessi le tenebre e il male. Sii tanto cortese da riflettere su questa domanda: che cosa sarebbe il tuo bene se non ci fosse il male, e come apparirebbe la terra se non ci fossero le ombre? Le ombre nascono dagli oggetti e dalle persone. Ecco l'ombra della mia spada. Ma ci sono le ombre degli alberi e degli esseri viventi. Non vorrai per caso sbucciare tutto il globo terrestre buttando via tutti gli alberi e tutto ciò che è vivo per godere della tua fantasia della nuda luce? Sei uno sciocco."(Il maestro e Margherita)"
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
36. "There is no terra incognito left."
Author: Nelson DeMille
37. "I took her outside on to a little roof terrace that looked like it never got the sun at nay time of the day r year, but there was a picnic table and a grill out there anyway. Those little grills are everywhere in England, right? To me they've come to represent the trumph of hope over circumstance, seeing as all you can do is peer at them out the window through the pissing rain."
Author: Nick Hornby
38. "La terrasse bruisse d'un va-et-vient de tons montants, descendants, neutres qui font comme des exclamations et des glissades d'eau au milieu du chant des oiseaux."
Author: Nicole Brossard
39. "I cook croquetas, and I eat jamon. I keep my diet 100% Mediterranean and drink my Rioja. In that sense, I have a piece of Spain in West Hollywood."
Author: Paz Vega
40. "Travolti dal torrente dell'incertezza, i nostri sogni hanno teso le bracciaPer afferrare la terra.In mattoni e pietra si irrigidisconoi loro sogni e così sono state costruitele città dell'uomo."
Author: Rabindranath Tagore
41. "Because mothers make us, because they map our emotional terrain before we even know we are capable of having an emotional terrain, they know just where to stick the dynamite. With a few small power plays - a skeptical comment, the withholding of approval or praise - a mother can devastate a daughter. Decades of subtle undermining can stunt a daughter, or so monopolize her energy that she in effect stunts herself. Muted, fearful, riddled with self-doubt, she can remain trapped in daughterhood forever, the one place she feels confident she knows the rules."
Author: Rebecca Walker
42. "A escolha entre livros e pessoas sempre lhe fora fácil. Mil vezes enterrada em palavras do que em sentimentos."
Author: Sara Farinha
43. "Istam terra de fossam premat,gravisque terrus impio capiti incubet!(As for her, let her be buried deep in earth,and heavy may the soil lie on her unholy head.)"
Author: Seneca
44. "Per tutti quegli anni aveva vissuto con un pazzo, ma come avrebbe potuto capirlo? La sua pazzia era un mare sotterraneo. Sopra di esso c'era uno strato di roccia, e sopra questo uno di terra su cui crescevano fiori."
Author: Stephen King
45. "Perché piangi? Perché ti butti per terra? Perché ti manca i fiatto? [...] Perché da qualche parte in me intuisco un'armonia e una luce immense, e da questa luce e da questa armonia mi sto allontando come una nave che prende il largo; cioè che all'inizio era il senso di ogni respiro con il tempo diventa il lampeggiare di un faro lontano."
Author: Susanna Tamaro
46. "The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panesThe yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panesLicked its tongue into the corners of the eveningLingered upon the pools that stand in drainsLet fall upon its back the soot that falls from chimneysSlipped by the terrace, made a sudden leapAnd seeing that it was a soft October nightCurled once about the house, and fell asleep"
Author: T.S. Eliot
47. "Puoi portarmi ovunque. Oppure da nessuna parte. Ma in qualunque posto sarai su questa terra, è lì che vorrei essere anche io."
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
48. "Spices are very hot, very hip. I love spices. I've always loved the Mediterranean flavors."
Author: Todd English
49. "Great travel writing consists of equal parts curiosity, vulnerability and vocabulary. It is not a terrain for know-it-alls or the indecisive. The best of the genre can simply be an elegant natural history essay, a nicely writ sports piece, or a well-turned profile of a bar band and its music. A well-grounded sense of place is the challenge for the writer. We observe, we calculate, we inquire, we look for a link between what we already know and what we're about to learn. The finest travel writing describes what's going on when nobody's looking."
Author: Tom Miller
50. "Seduti per terra parlarono - lui e Clarissa. Senza nessuno sforzo entravano e uscivano l'uno dalla mente dell'altra."
Author: Virginia Woolf

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