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1. "She would (if she could) put her arm around the girl she'd been and try to tell her Take it easy, but the girl would not have listened. The girl had no receptors for Take it easy. And besides, "Hey Jude" was on the radio, it was her prayer, her manifesto, almost her dwelling place. She sang it everywhere. The music made her cry then; it makes her cry now. Listening to it now brings back memories so sharp they taste like blood in her mouth."
Author: Abigail Thomas
2. "You were thinking you had a chance to do what you always do," said James with kindness I didn't deserve. "You were going to give yourself up in order to save the people you love. It's a bit of a problem with you, you know."
Author: Aimee Carter
3. "The very prospect of beer which my expected coming had opened to hi had proved too much, and he had begun too early on his expected debauch."
Author: Bram Stoker
4. "Seeing it was James McQuillen who'd spoken so casually to Zane, sent a jolt of electricity down my spine; I readied my torpedoes. Target, the betraying bastard's manipulating mind. This Judas wouldn't have a chance to hang himself. I'd beat him to it."
Author: Carol Van Atta
5. "Actually, now that I thought about it, I couldn't place when our "bests" had been. When had either one of us been at our best? Hmm. There might be a message here somewhere. I'll let you know if I find it."
Author: Cate Tiernan
6. "For now, they had simpler concerns. Keeping the children from the roofs at night, the bereaved from crying out too loud, the young in summer from falling in love with the human."
Author: Clive Barker
7. "It had grown cold in the night but he was numb with other weathers. An equinox in the heart, ill change, unluck. Suttree held his face in his hands. Child of darkness and familiar of small dooms. He himself used to wake in terror to find whole congregations of the uninvited attending his bed, protean figures slouched among the room's dark corners in all multiplicity of shapes, gibbons and gargoyles, arachnoids of outrageous size, a batshaped creature hung by some cunning in a high corner from whence clicked and winked like bone chimes its incandescent teeth."
Author: Cormac McCarthy
8. "It was not the passion that was new to her, it was the yearning adoration. She knew she had always feared it, for it left her helpless; she feared it still, lest if se adored him too much, then she would lose herself, become effaced, and she did not want to be effaced, a slave, like a savage woman. She must not become a slave. She feared her adoration, yet she would not at once fight against it."
Author: D.H. Lawrence
9. "He had no racial feeling- not because he was superior to his brother civilians, but because he had matured in a different atmosphere, where the herd instinct does not flourish."
Author: E.M. Forster
10. "At that time, about July 5, we had no Iraqi corrections officers working for us. It was a responsibility of the CPA, with contractors, to set up a training program."
Author: Janis Karpinski
11. "But I was innocent only because I did not carry firearms. Whoever has witnessed death as I have seen it, men falling, hit by bullets, dying under a clear sky, not knowing sometimes from what direction they were fired upon, could not think himself to be innocent. Nor could I do anything about the killings on either side. It made me feel guilty, as if I had been a participant in all that had happened. I had knowledge, I could not claim to be innocent."
Author: Jean Arasanayagam
12. "With time and perspective we recognize that such problems in life do come for a purpose, if only to allow the one who faces such despair to be convinced that he really does need divine strength beyond himself, that she really does need the offer of heaven's hand. Those who feel no need for mercy usually never seek it and almost never bestow it. Those who have never had a heartache or a weakness or felt lonely or forsaken never have had to cry unto heaven for relief of such personal pain. Surely it is better to find the goodness of God and the grace of Christ, even at the price of despair, than to risk living our lives in a moral or material complacency that has never felt any need for faith or forgiveness, any need for redemption or relief."
Author: Jeffery R. Holland
13. "Fiction, like sculpture or painting, begins with a roughsketch. One gets down the characters and their behavior anyway one can, knowing the sentences will have to be revised,knowing the characters' actions may change. It makes no differencehow clumsy the sketch is—sketches are not supposedto be polished and elegant. All that matters is that, going overand over the sketch as if one had all eternity for finishing one'sstory, one improves now this sentence, now that, noticingwhat changes the new sentences urge, and in the process onegets the characters and their behavior clearer in one's head,gradually discovering deeper and deeper implications of thecharacters' problems and hopes."
Author: John Gardner
14. "His eyes took in the barren slopes and the scattered boulders and the lonley gray road windingits way into the fading hills,and i could feel him thinking to himself this is no place to die"
Author: Kevin Brooks
15. "It seemed truly frightening that it was only by sheer chance that she had met Nick. It could so easily not have happened and then she would have had a shadowy, half-alive existence, like some sort of woodland creature who never sees sunlight, never even knowing how much she could love and how much she could be loved. Elisabeth once said — very definitely and severely — that the right man didn't complete you, you have to find happiness yourself, and Alice nodded agreeably, while thinking to herself, 'Oh, but yes he does."
Author: Liane Moriarty
16. "If one who looked from a tower for a new star, watching for years the same part of the sky, suddenly saw it (quite by chance while thinking of other things), and knew it for the star for which he had hoped, how many millions of men would never care?"
Author: Lord Dunsany
17. "She had to learn not to be afraid of a man, the way, in your childhood, you learned not to be afraid of an earthworm or a bug. Often, when she spoke to men at parties, she rushed things in her mind. As the man politely blathered on, she would fall in love, marry, then find herself in a bitter custody battle with him for the kids and hoping for a reconciliation, so that despite all his betrayals she might no longer despise him, and in the few minutes remaining, learn, perhaps, what his last name was, and what he did for a living, though probably there was already too much history between them."
Author: Lorrie Moore
18. "In common with many who have a brain injury, I initially lost my confidence and felt very vulnerable, as if a protective layer of skin had been stripped away."
Author: Maryam D'Abo
19. "I got married at 17, had three kids by the time I was 24, and have never had much time alone. I never had time to develop hobbies. Now, if I have nothing to do, I just find myself cleaning drawers incessantly."
Author: Michael Learned
20. "La seule chance de survie, lorsqu'on est sincèrement épris, consiste à dissimuler à la femme qu'on aime, à feindre en toute circonstance un léger détachement."
Author: Michel Houellebecq
21. "Losing my mom at such a young age had a profound effect on my life."
Author: Molly Shannon
22. "I have friends that are much better actors than I am that had to quit the business because they couldn't survive the auditions or the rejections, or people just didn't realize how good they were."
Author: Robert Englund
23. "Scuffing her bare feet into slippers, she shrugged into a silk robe, then hesitated, looking down at Perrin. He would be able to see her clearly, if he woke, but to her, he was just a shadowed mound. She wished her mother were there, now, to advise her. She loved Perrin with every fiber of her being, and he confused every fiber. Actually understanding men was impossible, of course, but he was so unlike anyone she had grown up with. He never swaggered, and instead of laughing at himself, he was... modest. She had not believed a man could be modest! He insisted that only chance had made him a leader, claimed he did not know how to lead, when men who met him were ready to follow after an hour. He dismissed his own thinking as slow, when those slow, considering thoughts saw so deeply that she had to dance a merry jig to keep any secrets at all. He was a wonderful man, her curly-haired wolf. So strong. And so gentle."
Author: Robert Jordan
24. "I'm not recognised that much. I'm just a bald man in glasses and there's a rash of them in Dublin. It'd be different if I had a mohican."
Author: Roddy Doyle
25. "We had a small farm growing up. It was my grandfather's farm, and we didn't torture the animals, and we didn't feed them stuff we wouldn't eat."
Author: Sandra Lerner
26. "If it was going to be unique, if you're going to make a robot movie in 2011... it had to be different, and it had to be about more than its machines and more than its action."
Author: Shawn Levy
27. "Paul, the great apostle, author of much of the New Testament, and church planter extraordinaire, knew God had assigned him a particular area and amount of influence. He would not strain and strive and stress to go beyond those limits. He would humbly do the work God called him to do."
Author: Stephen Altrogge
28. "I remember it so well. Dying. It was the most painful thing I've ever experienced. I couldn't scream because my lungs were torn apart or full of blood. I don't know. I just had to lie there, trying to breathe, hoping to drop dead as quickly as possible. And the whole time, the whole time I kept thinking about how I'd spent my entire life being a coward, and how it got me nowhere. And I knew that if I had the chance to do it all again, I'd do it differently. I promised myself I'd finally stop being afraid."
Author: Tahereh Mafi
29. "For a moment the rank felt as though they had just returned from single-handedly conquering a distant province. They felt, in fact, tremendously bucked-up, which was how Lady Ramkin would almost certainly have put it and which was definitely several letters of the alphabet away from how they normally felt."
Author: Terry Pratchett
30. "I've never had this problem, but that damn Russian brought his big ole penis into bed with me and now no other man even measures up!"
Author: Toni Aleo
31. "Five seconds, ten seconds, more change than ten thousand years of a humancivilization. A billion trillion constructions, mold curling out from every wall,rebuilding what had been merely superhuman."
Author: Vernor Vinge
32. "And the fifteenth century was an impassioned age, so ardent and serious in its pursuit of art that it consecrated everything with which art had to ad as a religious object."
Author: Walter Pater
33. "The first objection to Darwinism is that it is only a guess and was never anything more. It is called a 'hypothesis,' but the word 'hypothesis,' though euphonious, dignified and high-sounding, is merely a scientific synonym for the old-fashioned word 'guess.' If Darwin had advanced his views as a guess they would not have survived for a year, but they have floated for half a century, buoyed up by the inflated word 'hypothesis.' When it is understood that "hypothesis" means 'guess,' people will inspect it more carefully before accepting it."
Author: William Jennings Bryan

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Era una mujer irónica, con un inmenso sentido del humor y un gran poder de seducción, que tenía un compromiso radical, con la escritura. Habría quedecir, para empezar a comprenderla, que ella era un acto literario en sí mismo, que ella no estaba escindida de su literatura. Ella era su literatura. Y era una mujer fuerte, que seguramente hubiera pensado que el mito que se construyó en su derredor, más que colaborar con la comprensión de su poesía, parece querer domesticarla. Eligió decir determinadas cosas y no otras, construirse de determinada manera en los textos. Reinventar la lengua para poder decirse. Y en eso se le fue la vida. Y en eso no hay casualidad."
Author: Alejandra Pizarnik

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