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1. "Time to cash in your chipsput your ideas and beliefs on the table.See who has the bigger handyou or the Mystery that pervades you.Time to scrape the mind's shitoff your shoesundo the lacesthat hold your prison togetherand dangle your toes into emptiness.Once you've put everythingon the tableonce all of your currency is goneand your pockets are full of airall you've got left to gamble withis yourself.Go ahead, climb up onto the velvet topof the highest stakes table.Place yourself as the bet.Look God in the eyesand finallyfor once in your lifelose."
Author: Adyashanti
2. "If you are great, 'El Topo' is a great picture. If you are limited, 'El Topo' is limited."
Author: Alejandro Jodorowsky
3. "The Package is the Product, onomatopoeticized"
Author: Allen Ginsberg
4. "She swam to the shallow end of the pool and stood up, yanking the shrinking topof the bathing suit up to a more demure level."That's a shame," Peter Jensen's cool voice emerged from the shadows. "I washoping gravity would win."
Author: Anne Stuart
5. "Não se preocupe com o topo. O certo é se preocupar com o degrau acima. Roma não foi feita em um dia."
Author: Barbara Delinsky
6. "Sound is so important to creative writing. Think of the sounds you hear that you include and the similes you use to describe what things sound like. 'As she walked up the alley, her polyester workout pants sounded like windshield wipers swishing back and forth.' Cadence, onomatopoeia, the poetry of language are all so important. Learn all that you can about how to bring sound into your work."
Author: Barbara DeMarco Barrett
7. "Life is like topography, Hobbes. There are summits of happiness and success, flat stretches of boring routine and valleys of frustration and failure."
Author: Bill Watterson
8. "El humor implica un cierto sentido de las proporciones y la capacidad de verse a uno mismo desde fuera.Escrutopo"
Author: C.S. Lewis
9. "Cuando hayan aprendido realmente a amar a sus prójimos como a sí mismos, les será permitido amarse a sí mismos como a sus prójimos.Escrutopo"
Author: C.S. Lewis
10. "El hombre no puede ni hacer ni retener un instante de tiempo; todo el tiempo es un puro regalo.Escrutopo"
Author: C.S. Lewis
11. "Yo distingo cuatro causas de la risa humana: la alegría, la diversión, el chiste y la ligereza.Escrutopo"
Author: C.S. Lewis
12. "El horror a Lo Mismo de Siempre es una de las pasiones más valiosas que hemos producido en el corazón humano.Escrutopo"
Author: C.S. Lewis
13. "No es simplemente la fatiga como tal la que produce la irritación, sino las exigencias inesperadas a un hombre ya cansado.Escrutopo"
Author: C.S. Lewis
14. "A book reads the better which is our own, and has been so long known to us, that we know the topography of its blots, and dog's ears, and can trace the dirt in it to having read it at tea with buttered muffins."
Author: Charles Lamb
15. "I don't know what position you're talking about, sir. The Gnomon Society has never questioned the rotundity of the earth. Mr. Jimmerson is himself a skilled topographer.""Excuse me, Mr. Popper, but I have it right here in Mr. Jimmerson's own words on page twenty-nine of 101 Gnomon Facts.""No, sir. Excuse me but you don't. Please look again. Read that passage carefully and you'll see what we actually say is that the earth looks flat. We still say that. It's so flat around Brownsville as to be striking to the eye.""But isn't that just a weasel way of saying that you really believe if to be flat?""Not at all. What we're saying is that the curvature of the earth is so gentle, relative to our human scale of things, that we need not bother or take it into account when going for a stroll, say, or laying out our gardens."
Author: Charles Portis
16. "Because it is the triumph of a lack of planning –both for good and bad. It's chaos –and whether you say that with a gasp of despair or glee or both is up to you. Whereas Paris (certainly in the centre) is the success of a single overarching monomaniacal topographic vision, London is a chaotic patchwork of history, architecture, style, as disorganised as any dream, and like any dream possessing an underlying logic, but one that we can't quite make sense of, though we know it's there. A shoved-together city cobbled from centuries of distinct aesthetics disrespectfully clotted in a magnificent triumph of architectural philistinism. A city of jingoist sculptures, concrete caryatids, ugly ugly ugly financial bombast, reconfiguration. A city full of parks and gardens, which have always been magic places, one of the greenest cities in the world, though it's a very dirty shade of green –and what sort of grimy dryads does London throw up? You tell me."
Author: China Miéville
17. "How she could walk out his door, that she was strong enough to break the connection his body was glued into, even when she wasn't there, had stunned him stupid. He'd always figured they'd drown together in the endlessness of their attraction. He loved her so much—it was like the devil himself was squeezing his heart. And she'd said she loved him…" Beckett Taylor #ReturntoPoughkeepsie"
Author: Debra Anastasia
18. "«Il primo a cadere fu Sytry, allora noto come Sartrael, ora principe della lussuria. E' stato lui a farci innamorare delle donne umane, è stato lui a farmi innamorare di te. E pensare che lo stesso Michele e un angelo suo sottoposto, Anael, lo sbeffeggiavano dicendoci che dovevamo ripudiarlo per ciò che aveva fatto. Gli stolti erano loro che non avevano per niente capito che era proprio grazie a lui che noi avevamo avuto il privilegio di conoscere l'amore e la passione. E' per lui che abbiamo combattuto»"
Author: Diletta Brizzi
19. "As to the war, while it is always thought rash to have any strong military convictions, I have always believed that if they would go straight to Sebastopol early in the season they would take it with little difficulty."
Author: Francis W. Newman
20. "Of course, thanks to the house, a great many of our memories are housed, and if the house is a bit elaborate, if it has a cellar and a garret, nooks and corridors, our memories have refuges that are all the more clearly delineated. All our lives we come back to them in our daydreams. A psychoanalyst should, therefore, turn his attention to this simple localization of our memories. I should like to give the name of topoanalysis to this auxiliary of pyschoanalysis. Topoanalysis, then would be the systematic psychological study of the sites of our intimate lives."
Author: Gaston Bachelard
21. "Modern literary theory sees a similarity between walking and writing that I find persuasive: words inscribe a text in the same way that a walk inscribes space. In The practicse of Everyday Life, Michel de Certeau writes, 'The act of walking is a process of appropriation of the topographical system on the part of the pedestrian; it is a special acting-out of the place...and it implies relations among differentiated positions.' I think this is a fancy way of saying that writing is one way of making the world our own, and that walking is another."
Author: Geoff Nicholson
22. "A poem must be authentic. It could be flowery, it could have the most brilliant metaphor, it could be bursting with onomatopoeia and alliteration, assonance and consonance, hyperbole and paradox, from every end, it could have daring syntax and clever cacophony, it could have a neat and ordered rhyme scheme...but, if it loses its authenticity, its ability to convey the very heart and soul of the poet, then all the euphony and cacophony in the world cannot make up for the loss of its identity as a poem. And that is the true cacophony."
Author: Gina Marinello Sweeney
23. "Embossed letters represent the topography of typography."
Author: Jarod Kintz
24. "Love has boundaries, like a map, and I guess that makes me a cartographer. Don't take this the wrong way, but you're too topographical for my taste."
Author: Jarod Kintz
25. "They had to pretend because our high-ranking politician knew not a word of English (well, when he said goodbye he did risk a "Good luck") and the high-ranking British politician knew not a word of Spanish (although she did say "Buen d?a" to me as she gave me an iron handshake). So while the former was mumbling gibberish in Spanish, inaudible to cameras and photographers, all the time keeping a broad smile trained on his guest, as if he were regaling her with interesting banter (what he said was not, however, inaudible to me: I seem to remember that he kept repeating "One, two, three, four, five, what a lovely time we're going to have"). The latter was muttering nonsense in her own language, and smiling even more broadly than him ("Cheese," she kept saying, which is what all English people being photographed are told to say, and then various untranslatable onomatopoeic words such as "Tweedle tweedle, biddle diddle, twit and fiddle, tweedle twang")."
Author: Javier Marías
26. "Ko stalno mozga, znas, taj lici menina bravce sto se, gonjeno zlim duhom,vrti u krug po pustopolju suhom,a okolo se socna ispasa svud zeleni"
Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
27. "Among those ways and thoughts of God, then, is the principle of accommodation. God works within human limitations - both individual and corporate - to transform the world according to his good purposes. To be blunt, God works with what he's got and with what we've got. He does not create a whole new situation but instead graciously pursues shalom in the glory and the mess we have made. The living water of the Holy Spirit pours over the extant topography of the social landscape and rarely sweeps all before it. The Spirit usually conforms himself to the contours he encounters. But as he does so, like an irresistible flow of water, he shapes them by and by, eventually making the crooked ways straight and the rough places a plain (Isa. 40:3-4)."
Author: John G. Stackhouse Jr.
28. "Mentre l'ultimo velo le si alzava dagli occhi, decise che se Lucas era gay allora lei si sarebbe sottoposta a un'operazione per cambiare sesso. Ne valeva la pena."
Author: Josephine Angelini
29. "I think when somebody's painting they don't necessarily... I'm not illustrating what I know. I'm mapping out, like topographically, some terrain I am satisfied with, how awkward that mark is."
Author: Julian Schnabel
30. "«¡Ojalá el sueño fuera realidad y la realidad fuese un sueño!», pienso. Pero es imposible. Por eso, al despertarme, siempre estoy llorando. No es porque esté triste. Es que, cuando regreso a la realidad desde un sueño feliz, me topo con una fisura que me es imposible franquear sin verter lágrimas. Y eso, por más veces que me ocurra, siempre es así."
Author: Kyōichi Katayama
31. "God is a novelist. He uses all sorts of literary devices: alliteration, assonance, rhyme, synecdoche, onomatopoeia. But of all of these, His favorite is foreshadowing.And that is what God was doing at the Cloisters and with Eudora Welty. He was foreshadowing. He was laying traps, leaving clues, clues I could have seen had I been perceptive enough."
Author: Lauren F. Winner
32. "Quienes hemos pasado más de tres días en el extranjero conocemos una verdad fundamental y, tristemente, poco estudiada: el correcto funcionamiento del organismo del mexicano depende del suministro, suficiente y de buena calidad, del complejo T. Este conjunto de aminoácidos esenciales, presente en los alimentos que comienzan con esa grafía -tacos, tortas, tamales, tostadas, tlacoyos, tlayudas, totopos- y en otros tantos con una inicial distinta -chalupas, chilaquiles, enchiladas, enfrijoladas, garnachas, gorditas, huaraches, memelas, molletes, pambazos, quesadillas, sopes, etcétera-, parece ser el gran catalizador y desencadenador de nuestras descargas de endorfinas, a cuyo encanto estamos tan habituados que, cuando la distancia -o la dieta- nos privan de él, nos embarga una tristeza profunda, una sensación como de orfandad, de vacío en el alma... y en la tripa."
Author: Maria Del Pilar Montes De Oca
33. "Ne, ne valja sprecavati da se sila razvagni. Neka bije. Neka udari. Pustite silnika da se sav utopi u svojem zlu. Neka se bijele ruke pretvore u grabežljive pandže da je ljudstvo prepozna. Pustite silu neka juri na divljem konju jer od divljeg topota probudit ce slabost i ustati na noge kao novorodena jakost."
Author: Marija Jurić Zagorka
34. "A-la-la-la-la, fine, I get it," said Thorne, covering his ears. "Please, never say that word again."Dr. Erland raised an eyebrow. "Cellular? Hematopoietic? Ganglion?""That last one." Thorne grimaced. "Bleh."The doctor scowled. "Are you squeamish, Mr. Thorne?""Eye stuff weirds me out. As does any surgery regarding the pelvic bone. You can knock me out for that part, right?" He lay back on the exam table. "Do it fast."
Author: Marissa Meyer
35. "I know this may sound like an excuse," he said. "But tensor functions in higher differential topology, as exemplified by application of the Gauss-Bonnett Theorem to Todd Polynomials, indicate that cohometric axial rotation in nonadiabatic thermal upwelling can, by random inference derived from translational equilibrium aggregates, array in obverse transitional order the thermodynamic characteristics of a transactional plasma undergoing negative entropy conversions.""Why don't you just shut up," said Hardesty."
Author: Mark Helprin
36. "I know the pieces fit 'cause I watched them tumble downNo fault, none to blame, it doesn't mean I don't desire toPoint the finger, blame the other, watch the temple topple overTo bring the pieces back together, rediscover communication."
Author: Maynard James Keenan
37. "Glorious,' said Steerpike, 'is a dictionary word. We are all imprisoned by the dictionary. We choose out of that vast, paper-walled prison our convicts, the little black printed words, when in truth we need fresh sounds to utter, new enfranchised noises which would produce a new effect. In dead and shackled language, my dears, you *are* glorious, but oh, to give vent to a brand new sounds that might convince you of what I really think of you, as you sit there in your purple splendour, side by side! But no, it is impossible. Life is too fleet for onomatopoeia. Dead words defy me. I can make no sound, dear ladies, that is apt.' 'You could try,' said Clarice. 'We aren't busy.' She smoothed the shining fabric of her dress with her long, lifeless fingers. 'Impossible,' replied the youth, rubbing his chin. 'Quite impossible. Only believe in my admiration for your beauty that will one day be recognized by the whole castle. Meanwhile, preserve all dignity and silent power in your twin bosoms."
Author: Mervyn Peake
38. "Life is too fleet for onomatopoeia."
Author: Mervyn Peake
39. "What remains of Beethoven?A frown, an improbable mane, and a somber voice intoning "Es muss seine!" ….And so n and so forth. Before we are forgotten, we will be turned into Kitsch. Kitsch is the stopover between being and oblivion."
Author: Milan Kundera
40. "Topology is destiny,' he said, and put the drawers on. One leg at a time."
Author: Neal Stephenson
41. "When he had first arrived, he had found London huge, odd, fundamentally incomprehensible, with only the Tube map, that elegant multicolored topographical display of underground railway lines and stations, giving it any semblance of order. Gradually he realized that the Tube map was a handy fiction that made life easier but bore no resemblance to the reality of the shape of the city above. It was like belonging to a political party, he thought once, proudly, and then, having tried to explain the resemblance between the Tube map and politics, at a party, to a cluster of bewildered strangers, he had decided in the future to leave political comment to others."
Author: Neil Gaiman
42. "Is everyone with one face called a Milo?""Oh no," Milo replied; "some are called Henry or George or Robert or John or lots of other things.""How terribly confusing," he cried. "Everything here is called exactly what it is. The triangles are called triangles, the circles are called circles, and even the same numbers have the same name. Why, can you imagine what would happen if we named all the twos Henry or George or Robert or John or lots of other things? You'd have to say Robert plus John equals four, and if the four's name were Albert, things would be hopeless.""I never thought of it that way," Milo admitted."Then I suggest you begin at once," admonished the Dodecahedron from his admonishing face, "for here in Digitopolis everything is quite precise."
Author: Norton Juster
43. "Science is the topography of ignorance."
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
44. "... recuerdo que lo que hace especial a una ciudad no son solo su topografía ni las apariencias concretas de edificios y personas, la mayor parte de las veces creadas a partir de casualidades, sino los recuerdos que ha ido reuniendo la gente que, como yo, ha vivido cincuenta años en las mismas calles, las letras, los colores, las imágenes y la consistencia de las casualidades ocultas o expresas, que es lo que mantiene todo unido."
Author: Orhan Pamuk
45. "In calce all'ultimo capitolo del copione della Contessa era scritta la nostra prossima meta: la base di Sebastopoli, in Crimea, ora in mano ai tedeschi dopo la grande avanzata seguita al collasso della Russia. Lì avremmo fatto il pieno di carburante e proseguito verso la nostra, ancora sconosciuta meta."
Author: Paolo Ninzatti
46. "Ako i nije bila »mentalno zaostala« bila je luda stoposto. Ili još gore, jedna od onih vjecito veselih žena."
Author: Rachel Gibson
47. "Se recordo quem fui, outrem me vejo, E o passado é o presente na lembrança. Quem fui é alguém que amo Porém somente em sonho. E a saudade que me aflige a mente Não é de mim nem do passado visto, Senão de quem habitoPor trás dos olhos cegos. Nada, senão o instante, me conhece. Minha mesma lembrança é nada, e sinto Que quem sou e quem fui São sonhos diferentes."
Author: Ricardo Reis
48. "I hope that the examples I have given have gone some way towards demonstrating that pedestrian touring in the later 1780s and the 1790s was not a matter of a few 'isolated affairs', but was a practice of rapidly growing popularity among the professional, educated classes, with the texts it generated being consumed and reviewed in the same way as other travel literature: compared, criticised for inaccuracies, assessed for topographical or antiquarian interest, and so on."
Author: Robin Jarvis
49. "La trappola per topi è un regalo di Natale, da parte di un topo che sarebbe rimasto catturato nella trappola del mondo se non era stato elevato a capitano di cavalleria. E allora ebbe la forza di cavarsela."
Author: Selma Lagerlöf
50. "Homer's work hits again and again on the topos of the inexpressible. People will always do that."
Author: Umberto Eco

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Rockwood didn't have a movie theater or an IHOP or a strip mall. But it did have two churches, a ramshackle bar, and last (but certainly not least) Wacky Willie's Deluxe Goofy Golf, a barren landscape of wilted ferns and plastic flamingos with peeling paint. Wacky Willie had added the 'Deluxe' when finally ridding the thirteenth hole windmill of a stubborn family of bats after a great and terrible struggle that would forever be known as 'The Fearsome Bat War of Rockwood County' by Willie, but was usually referred to as 'That Time Willie Had to Get Rabies Shots' by everyone else."
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