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1. "Old books that we have known but not possessed cross our path and invite themselves over. New books try to seduce us daily with tempting titles and tantalizing covers."
Author: Alberto Manguel
2. "Damn you, Anaxantis. You and your brother were supposed to sit on your princely asses, organize the occasional banquet, use your high sounding titles to ravish the local girls, or boys, or sheep, whatever takes your fancy for all I care, and leave serious matters to your elders."
Author: Andrew Ashling
3. "When we see that almost everything men devote their lives to attain, sparing no effort and encountering a thousand toils and dangers in the process, has, in the end, no further object than to raise themselves in the estimation of others; when we see that not only offices, titles, decorations, but also wealth, nay, even knowledge[1] and art, are striven for only to obtain, as the ultimate goal of all effort, greater respect from one's fellowmen,—is not this a lamentable proof of the extent to which human folly can go?"
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
4. "The true elitists in the literary world are the ones who have become annoyed by literary ambition in any form, who have converted the very meaning of ambition so totally that it now registers as an act of disdain, a hostility to the poor common reader, who should never be asked to do anything that might lead to a pulled muscle. (What a relief to be told there's no need to bother with a book that might seem thorny, or abstract, or unusual.) The elitists are the ones who become angry when it is suggested to them that a book with low sales might actually deserve a prize (...) and readers were assured that the low sales figures for some of the titles could only mean that the books had failed our culture's single meaningful literary test.- http://www.williamgaddis.org/marcus.pdf"
Author: Ben Marcus
5. "In the time we spend reeling in confusion, grasping at straws trying to piece our egos together, we forget to acknowledge some things. Society created gender roles and categorizations and lifestyles and names and titles because we fear the unknown, especially when the unknown is us.It's as though we're stranded in the middle of an ocean, but we were promised the current would bring us back ashore. We're given all we need on the life raft. As far as we can see, we're being led back, slowly. We don't know when we'll approach the shore, but all evidence points to the fact that we will. But we don't spend our time looking around, enjoying the view, seeing who came with us, and riding out the waves. We sit and panic about what we're doing and why we came here.It doesn't matter where we started because we may never know. It matters where we're going, because that, we do. We begin and we end. We've seen one, so there's only one other option."
Author: Brianna Wiest
6. "In all honesty, titles are an embarrassment to me."
Author: Edgar Meyer
7. "When he was in a bad mood, The Writer went to the park. The only place he considered friendly. Not the bookshops crammed with titles, with those harsh lights and those piles of books that seemed like barricades, not the street with its narrow, dirty pavements overhanging the traffic, not the noisy restaurants stinking of fried food, not the sweltering buses, not the deserted shops with their assistants waiting for customers like hungry cannibals, not the cinemas with numbered seats in which it only took one transgressor to screw up the whole auditorium, but the park."
Author: Filippo Bologna
8. "We call him Felix. Doesn't hold with titles, do you, Viscount?""A luxury only the titled can afford, I'm sure," said Sophronia."Don't worry, Ria," a molasses voice whispered near her ear. "You will call me Felix, regardless."A fan snapped down between them. "None of that! No vampire would ever be so intimate!" Lady Linette did not hold with obvious flirting. Flirting, yes, but not obvious flirting."
Author: Gail Carriger
9. "I like subtitles. Sometimes I wish all movies had subtitles."
Author: Gena Rowlands
10. "Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one."
Author: Hannah Arendt
11. "To me, job titles don't matter. Everyone is in sales. It's the only way we stay in business."
Author: Harvey MacKay
12. "I've won some pretty cool things in my life and I have a lot of great titles."
Author: Heather O'Reilly
13. "We need good titles."
Author: Henry Miller
14. "If you want to do his soul good, why do you continually obstruct him? It hardly makes him a better man. Do you never think that, if you had bowed to the king's wishes years ago, if you had entered a convent and allowed him to remarry, he would never have broken with Rome? There would have been no need. Sufficient doubt was cast upon your marriage for you to retire with a good grace. You would have been honoured by all. But now the titles you cling to are empty. Henry was a good son of Rome. You drove him to this extremity. You, not he, split Christendom. And I expect that you know that, and that you think about it in the silence of the night."
Author: Hilary Mantel
15. "It's nice to be recognized, but it's not great to have it too conspicuously recognized, if you see what I mean. Gold records on the wall, or titles after your name, it's just not something... I don't feel that great about it."
Author: Ian Anderson
16. "With the consolidation under Menes it was already an institution of great age, and over four centuries of development which then followed, had at the dawn of the Old Kingdom already brought to the office a prestige and an exalted power, demanding the deepest reverence of the subject whether high or low. Indeed the king was now officially a god, and one of the most frequent titles was the "Good God"; such was the respect due him that there was reluctance to refer to him by name."
Author: James Henry Breasted
17. "The marketplace for books when I entered the business shortly after World War II consisted of a thousand or so well stocked independent booksellers in major towns and cities supplemented by thousands of smaller shops that carried limited stocks of mostly current titles along with greeting cards, toys and so on."
Author: Jason Epstein
18. "We don't have titles on our business cards. No one really gets any special treatment. No one gets a corner office to put pictures of their family and their dog in."
Author: Jay Chiat
19. "CUSTOMER (to their friend): God, the Famous Five titles realy were crap, weren't they? Five Go Camping. Five Go Off in a Caravan.... If it was Five Go Down To a Crack House it might be a bit more exciting."
Author: Jen Campbell
20. "I'm a forward, but I can't be the only forward at a club. Over the years, the clubs who've won titles have had several strikers."
Author: Jermain Defoe
21. "Lady Placida smiled. "History seldom takes note of serendipity when it records events. And from what I have heard, I suspect an argument could be made that you very much did earn the title.""Many women have earned titles, Your Grace. It doesn't seem to have been a factor in whether or not they actually received them."Lady Placida laughed. "True enough. But perhaps that is beginning to change." She offered her hands. "It is a distinct pleasure to meet you, Steadholder."
Author: Jim Butcher
22. "Many women have earned titles, Your Grace. It doesn't seem to have been a factor in whether or not they actually received them."
Author: Jim Butcher
23. "For me, naming bands was the forerunner to really writing lyrics, because I work off titles."
Author: Jim Capaldi
24. "How about Vonnegut?" I have read the complete works of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., to date. Some of it I have read standing up in Lears bookshop in Cardiff. God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater is very strange, but Cat's Cradle is one of the best things I've ever read. "Oh yes," I said. "What Vonnegut?" "All of it," I said, confidently. "Cat's Cradle?" "Breakfast of Champions, Welcome to the Monkey House…" I reeled off the titles. He was smiling. He looked pleased. My reading has been solace and addiction but nobody has been pleased with me for it before. "How about The Sirens of Titan?" he asked, as I wound down. I shook my head. "I've never heard of it!" He set down his drink, bent down and got the book, hardly looking at the shelves, and added it to my pile. "How about Zenna Henderson?"
Author: Jo Walton
25. "It is so strange, to encounter an ex. It's as if you're in a foreign film, and what you're saying face-to-face has nothing to do with the subtitles flowing beneath you. We are so careful not to touch, although once upon a time, I slept plastered to him in our bed, like lichen on a rock. We are two strangers who knows every shameful secret, every hidden freckle, every fatal flaw in each other."
Author: Jodi Picoult
26. "I hope for so much from every book I read. And time and again, I find myself disappointed. I look across my bookshelves and see hundreds of titles which in my memory seem merely mediocre or second-rate. Only occasionally does a novel appear for which I feel a lasting passion, a book that I think could in time become a classic."
Author: John Boyne
27. "Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another."
Author: John C. Maxwell
28. "I jotted down Oslo After Death. This would be a great title for a book, I thought. That is what I do sometimes. I jot down titles for books that I one day intend to write."
Author: John Corey Whaley
29. "I didn't come into the business to get awards or titles."
Author: Julie Walters
30. "Many of the presidents have sworn themselves in to similarly foolish titles: Governor of Cow Pastures, Commanding General of Standing Chickens."
Author: Karen Russell
31. "Nector [speaking to Bernadette] could have told her, having drunk down the words of Nanapush, that comfort is not security and money in the hand disappears. He could have told her that only the land matters and never to let go of the papers, the titles, the tracks of the words, all those things that his ancestors never understood how the vital relationship to the dirt and grass under their feet."
Author: Louise Erdrich
32. "I love making up titles."
Author: Mark Morris
33. "A revolutionary career does not lead to banquets and honorary titles, interesting research and professorial wages. It leads to misery, disgrace, ingratitude, prison and a voyage into the unknown, illuminated by only an almost superhuman belief."
Author: Max Horkheimer
34. "That small word "Force," they make a barber's block,Ready to put onMeanings most strange and various, fit to shockPupils of Newton....The phrases of last century in thisLinger to play tricks—Vis viva and Vis Mortua and Vis Acceleratrix:—Those long-nebbed words that to our text books stillCling by their titles,And from them creep, as entozoa will,Into our vitals.But see! Tait writes in lucid symbols clearOne small equation;And Force becomes of Energy a mereSpace-variation."
Author: Newton
35. "Hey, great idea: if you have kids, give your partner reading vouchers next Christmas. Each voucher entitles the bearer to two hours' reading time *while the kids are awake*. It might look like a cheapskate present, but parents will appreciate that it costs more in real terms than a Lamborghini."
Author: Nick Hornby
36. "I decided, as I succumbed to sleep, that men should come with manuals, subtitles, and reset buttons."
Author: Penny Reid
37. "When we came up with titles like Ready or Not, that's how we really felt."
Author: Pras Michel
38. "And he now knew with certainty that the world was hollowed of its wonder by knowledge and travel, that when one stripped away the mysteries, its dimensions collapsed rather than bloomed. Of course, the world was a much more sophisticated place to him now than it had been when he was a child, but it was also far simpler. Everywhere men grasped and grasped, as though the titles "king," "shriah," and "grandmaster" were simply masks worn by the same hungry animal. Avarice, it seemed to him, was the world's only dimension."
Author: R. Scott Bakker
39. "Well, normally we don't think all that hard about titles."
Author: Robert Forster
40. "The life of a boxer is about fighting for world titles."
Author: Roberto Duran
41. "Often, after extinguishing the oil lamp in our house on stilts, we would lie on our beds and smoke in the dark. Book titles poured from our lips, the mysterious and exotic names evoking unknown worlds. It was like Tibetan incense, where you need only say the name, Zang Xiang, to smell the subtle, refined fragrance and to see the joss sticks sweating beads of scented moisture which, in the lamplight, resemble drops of liquid gold."
Author: Sijie Dai
42. "One of the most incredible secrets of science fiction (although one not too closely guarded) is the fact that 99 percent of its authors do not know even the titles and authors of today's learned works, but still they want to top these scholars with their knowledge of the year 6000."
Author: Stanisław Lem
43. "Then the movie started. It was in a foreign language and had subtitles, which was fun because I had never read a movie before."
Author: Stephen Chbosky
44. "People who would go to an arthouse cinema and watch a Swedish movie and read subtitles... it's a small percentage."
Author: Steven Zaillian
45. "If money titles meant anything, I'd play more tournaments. The only thing that means a lot to me is winning. If I have more wins than anybody else and win more majors than anybody else in the same year, then it's been a good year."
Author: Tiger Woods
46. "...the former King Louis XVI, who, after titles were abolished, was now simply called "Louis Capet" - a mocking reference to his distant ancestor Hugh Capet, who had assumed the throne in the year 987."
Author: Tom Reiss
47. "Suppose neutral angels were able to talk, Yahweh and Lucifer – God and Satan, to use their popular titles – into settling out of court. What would be the terms of the compromise? Specifically, how would they divide the assets of their early kingdom?Would God be satisfied the loaves and fishes and itty-bitty thimbles of Communion wine, while Satan to have the red-eye gravy, eighteen-ounce New York Stakes, and buckets of chilled champagne? Would God really accept twice-a-month lovemaking for procreative purposes and give Satan the all night, no-holds-barred, nasty "can't-get-enough-of-you" hot-as-hell-fucks?Think about it. Would Satan get New Orleans, Bangkok, and the French Riviera and God get Salt Lake City? Satan get ice hockey, God get horseshoes? God get bingo, Satan get stud poker? Satan get LSD; God, Prozac? God get Neil Simon; Satan Oscar Wilde?"
Author: Tom Robbins
48. "I don't analyze things like titles."
Author: Tommy Lee Jones
49. "I thought that subtitles are boring because they're there generally to serve us with information to make you understand what people are saying in a different language."
Author: Tony Scott
50. "Hang you, DeVere! She's a close friend, nothing more." He furrowed his brow once again. "Though I do fear of late that she entertains some...expectations.""You think the young widow may aspire to quite another surrogate role? They all do, ol' chap. Expectations and demands—titles, money, time, attention. The female half of the species are little better than vampires, sucking away one's very lifeblood."
Author: Victoria Vane

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