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1. "How little imagination and courage we show in our hatreds. If we earn fifty cents an hour, we admire the rich and pity the poor, and we reserve the full force of our venom for those who make a penny more or a penny less. That's why there isn't a revolution every ten years."
Author: Amor Towles
2. "Delirious as it can be, sex is only one kind of intimacy, and yet has become the cultural catchment area for all kinds of needs because our understanding of intimacy is so poor. Brutal work schedules, related geographic isolation, and the concomitant fracturing of families has meant that there is little time for intimacy, and even less to teach the necessary skills. But intimacy, the axis of romance, is slow, based on the sharing of a life rather than show. In terms of intimacy, folding laundry together or sharing the feeding of a child can have more impact than the most extravagant bouquet."
Author: Antonella Gambotto Burke
3. "So it's a source of fun and a source of pride to have been a part of this little movie that could."
Author: Blair Underwood
4. "The thinking brain influences the body's responses and it makes a neat little loop."
Author: Brad Warner
5. "We partied with the royal rich people, and we felt like rock stars. We drank all the whiskey in the place."
Author: Charles Kelley
6. "London was a graveyard haunted by dead faiths. A city and a landscape. A market laid on feudalisms. Gathering and hunting, little pockets of alterity, too, but most of all in the level Billy had come to live in a tilework of fiefdoms, theocratic duchies, zones and spheres of influences, over each of which some local despot, some criminal pope, sat watch. It was all who-knew-whom, gave access to what, greased which palms on what route to where."
Author: China Miéville
7. "I was a little bit chubby when I was a kid."
Author: Dexter Scott King
8. "When I read obituaries I always note the age of the deceased. Automatically I relate this figure to my own age. Four years to go, I think. Nine more years. Two years and I'm dead. The power of numbers is never more evident than when we use them to speculate on the time of our dying."
Author: Don DeLillo
9. "I don't know, when I was a kid, when I would see shows that changed my life, I would go to see shows where there was my mother taking us to see classic rock concerts, like Zeppelin, or when I saw Pink Floyd or when I saw, you know, when I was a little older, and I saw Nine Inch Nails, and I saw The Cure."
Author: Jared Leto
10. "Sounded to me like he had a pretty good idea what he was saying," Van replied, with surprisingly little anger. "It's a pity he had to overintellectualize like that. He did such good work, and then he had to go and intellectualize it."
Author: Jonathan Franzen
11. "I have a friend who is around my age, a little younger, and she's gay and came out to her own community when she was younger but not to her family and to the community at large."
Author: Laura Innes
12. "Wake up who cares about little boys that talk too much"
Author: Mr. Big
13. "(Frances has gotten out of bed again and come to her parents' room...)'How can the wind have a job?' asked Frances. 'Everybody has a job,' said Father.'I have to go to my office every morning at nine o'clock. That is my job. You have to go to sleep so you can be wide awake for school tomorrow. That is your job.'Frances said, 'I know, but...'Father said, 'I have not finished. If the wind does not blow the curtains, he will be out of a job. If I do not go to the office, I will be out of a job. And if you do not go to sleep now, do you know what will happen to you?''I will be out of a job?' said Frances.'No,' said Father.'I will get a spanking?' said Frances.'Right!' said Father.'Good night!' said Frances, and she went back to her room."
Author: Russell Hoban
14. "It was nineteen fifty seven, the Little Rock nine were escorted to school by Federal troops under the order of President Eisenhower to counteract the attempt of Arkansas Governor Faubus to prevent it. Southern racial tensions produced a supreme irony: Federal troops against the National Guard. This visible strife between state and nation was one of the evidences of the racial turmoil of the times"
Author: Sara Niles
15. "Do you guess I have some intricate purpose?Well I have, for the Fourth-month showers have, and the mica on the side of a rock has."
Author: Walt Whitman
16. "Crash programs fail because they are based on the theory that, with nine women pregnant, you can get a baby a month."
Author: Wernher Von Braun

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