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1. "A thin yellow curtain hung in front of the corner window as boney tree limbs tapped on the glass like an unwelcome visitor. Despite the tiny buds on the trees outside, the branch at this particular window was still bare."
Author: Abby Slovin
2. "The plain unwelcome fact is that sometimes life stymies you."
Author: Aidan Chambers
3. "There has been a lot of self-doubt and unwelcome events in my life."
Author: Al Pacino
4. "No unwelcome tasks become any the less unwelcome by putting them off till tomorrow. It is only when they are behind us and done, that we begin to find that there is a sweetness to be tasted afterwards, and that the remembrance of unwelcome duties unhesitatingly done is welcome and pleasant. Accomplished, they are full of blessing, and there is a smile on their faces as they leave us. Undone, they stand threatening and disturbing our tranquility, and hindering our communion with God. If there be lying before you any bit of work from which you shrink, go straight up to it, and do it at once. The only way to get rid of it is to do it."
Author: Alexander MacLaren
5. "He had that certain confidence in his bearing, that democratic interest in his surroundings, and that understated presumption of friendliness that are only found in young men who have been raised in the company of money and manners. It didn't occur to people liek this that they might be unwelcome in a new environment - and as a result they rarely were."
Author: Amor Towles
6. "It's not that I'm particularly worried about growing old. Nor am I all that bothered about wrinkles, grey hair and all that. BUT. Major but. I don't like the idea of dying – not when i have so much left to do! That, people, is the rather unwelcome realisation that strikes me now and then, namely that the number of years ahead of me are fewer than the ones behind me, and while I have ticked off a lot of items on that mental list of mine, there are so many things left. Like riding through Paris in a sports car with the warm wind in my hair, to mention one."
Author: Anna Belfrage
7. "By what judgment am I judged? What is the accusation against me? Am I to be accused of my own betrayal? Am I to blame because you are my enemies? Yours is the responsibility, the knowledge, the power. I trusted you, you played with me as a cat plays with a mouse, and now you accuse me. I had no weapon against you, not realizing that there was need for weapons until too late. This is your place; you are at home here. I came as a stranger, alone, without a gun in my hand, bringing only a present that I wanted to give you. Am I to blame because the gift was unwelcome? Am I accused of the untranslated indictment against myself? Is it my fault that a charge has been laid against me in a different language? Is my offense that I stood too long on your threshold, holding a present that was unsuitable? Am I accused because you, wanting a victim and not a friend, threw away the only thing which I had to give?"
Author: Anna Kavan
8. "[R]aging crime, class warfare, invasive immigrants, light morals, public misbehavior. Always we convince ourselves that the parade of unwelcome and despised is a new phenomenon, which is why the phrase "the good old days" has passed from cliché to self-parody."
Author: Anna Quindlen
9. "Sleep is your friend. Dreams are your unwelcome guests."
Author: Anne Rice
10. "Despite all the gains for democracy in the world, in many countries anyone who wants to publish truths unwelcome to the government risks suppression and criminal punishment."
Author: Anthony Lewis
11. "Your sarcasm is unwelcome here, Horseman," the Crowfather rasped at him. "Pity. It seems determined to follow me everywhere."
Author: Ari Marmell
12. "My correspondence has certainly the charm of variety, and the humbler are usually the more interesting. This looks like one of those unwelcome social summonses which call upon a man either to be bored or to lie."
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
13. "There are a whole lot of religious people in America, including the majority of Democrats. When we abandon the field of religious discourse—when we ignore the debate about what it means to be a good Christian or Muslim or Jew; when we discuss religion only in the negative sense of where or how it should not be practiced, rather than in the positive sense of what it tells us about our obligations toward one another; when we shy away from religious venues and religious broadcasts because we assume that we will be unwelcome—others will fill the vacuum. And those who do are likely to be those with the most insular views of faith, or who cynically use religion to justify partisan ends."
Author: Barack Obama
14. "Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition of one's own past failings."
Author: Cary Grant
15. "I am Kian." "Mercy " she replied. Swallowing hard she forced her gaze away from him. She was being too bold in her perusal but she could not stop looking at him. "Kindness " he whispered. Their eyes locked and Mercy felt a jolt of some foreign but not unwelcome sensation pierce her. "I could use some of you"he said thoughtfully as his cool gaze devoured her. "Most definitely I could use you."He rose and walked around the pond perusing her body as he came to stand beside her. "The milk of human kindness how sweet the taste."He actually licked his lips and Mercy shivered her core heating and wetting. Then he lowered himself until they were eye to eye. "I believe I could drink you dry."
Author: Charlotte Featherstone
16. "Hardest of all, as one becomes older, is to accept that sapient remarks can be drawn from the most unwelcome or seemingly improbable sources, and that the apparently more trustworthy sources can lead one astray."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
17. "And so it came about that the demon king Mara found himself staring at a most unwelcome intruder. He glared at the naked old man sitting in lotus position before his throne. Nothing like it had happened in a long while."Go away," Mara growled. "Just because you got here doesn't mean you can't be destroyed." The old man didn't move. His yogic concentration must have been strong, because his lean brown body, as tough as the sinew showing under its skin, grew sharper in out-line. Mara would have commanded some lesser demons to torment the intruder, but these hermits weren't so easily dismissed, so Mara bided his time."
Author: Deepak Chopra
18. "...with the company of just myself, my thoughts presented themselves like unwelcome houseguests."
Author: Denise Grover Swank
19. "She had a fierce pleasure in the idea of telling Margaret unwelcome truths, in the shape of performance of duty."
Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
20. "First spouses, I have learned, don't ever really go away--even if you aren't speaking to them anymore. They are phantoms who dwell in the corners of our new love stories, never entirely vanishing from sight, materializing in our minds whenever they please, offering up unwelcome comments or bits of painfully accurate criticism."
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
21. "That thought—that she was carrying his babe—steadied him enough to start off again. It was a strange but not unwelcome feeling to know that she carried his child. That someday she would hold a babe against her pretty white breast and that the child would be part of him as well.For the first time in a very long while, he yearned to see tomorrow."
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
22. "No ideology can protect a son from the unwelcome inheritance of his father's ambitions."
Author: Elizabeth Strout
23. "All fat and wet and curvy-a tight tee-shirt contest in a beer-drinking hall-erotic and moist, like good brownies. Boredom invites me, but i do not take her personality. She is an unwelcome house guest that whores me daily."
Author: Emily H. Sturgill
24. "The unwelcome November rain had perversely stolen the day's last hour and pawned it with that ancient fence, the night."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
25. "I'm solitary as a pulled tooth,Lonely as an unwelcome truth, Lost as a minnow out of school, A genius in a crop of fools."
Author: Gail Carson Levine
26. "All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome."
Author: George Orwell
27. "What had survived - maybe all that had survived of Trism - was Liir's sense of him. A catalog of impressions that arose from time to time, unbidden and often upsetting. From the sandy smell of his sandy hair to the locked grip of his muscles as they had wrestled in sensuous aggression - unwelcome nostalgia. Trism lived in Liir's heart like a full suit of clothes in a wardrobe, dress habillards maybe, hollow and real at once. The involuntary memory of the best of Trism's glinting virtues sometimes kicked up unquietable spasms of longing."
Author: Gregory Maguire
28. "Love entered in my heart one dayA sad, unwelcome guest.But when it begged that it might stayI let it stay and restIt broke my nights with sorrowingIt filled my heart with fearsAnd, when my soul was prone to sing,It filled my eyes with tears.But...now that it has gone its way,I miss the dear ole pain.And, sometimes, in the night I prayThat Love might come again."
Author: J. California Cooper
29. "Gideon," she said evenly, inclining her head in sparse respect. "What brings you to my chambers so close to dawn?"The riveting male before her remained silent, his silver eyes flicking over her slowly. Her heart nearly stopped with her sudden fear, and immediately she threw up every mental and physical barrier she could to prevent an unwelcome scan and analysis of her health."I would not scan you without your permission, Magdelegna. Body Demons who become healers have codes of ethics the same as any others.""Funny," she remarked, "I would have thought you to believe yourself above such a trivial matter as permission."
Author: Jacquelyn Frank
30. "I am afraid I interrupt your solitary ramble, my dear sister,' said he, as he joined her.'You certainly do,' she replied with a smile; 'but it does not follow that the interruption must be unwelcome."
Author: Jane Austen
31. "I'll name my town "Unwelcome," and the sign will say, "Welcome to Unwelcome.""
Author: Jarod Kintz
32. "Like thieves in the night, unwelcome thoughts can and do seek entrance to our minds. But we don't have to throw open the door, serve them tea and crumpets and tell them where the silverware is kept!"
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland
33. "If you try to avoid or remove the awkward quality, it will pursue you. The only effective way to still its unease is to transfigure it, to let it become something creative and positive that contributes to who you are.Nietzche said that one of the best days in his life was the day when he rebaptized all his negative qualities as his best qualities. Rather than banishing what is at first glimpse unwelcome, you bring it home to unity with your life…..One of your sacred duties is to exercise kindness towrd them. In a sense, you are called to be a loving parent to your delinquent qualiites"
Author: John O'Donohue
34. "... Now to die of griefwould mean, I'm afraid, to die belatedly, while latecomersare unwelcome, particularly in the future. ..."
Author: Joseph Brodsky
35. "For some nights I slept profoundly; but still every morning I felt the same lassitude, and a languor weighed upon me all day. I felt myself a changed girl. A strange melancholy was stealing over me, a melancholy that I would not have interrupted. Dim thoughts of death began to open, and an idea that I was slowly sinking took gentle, and, somehow, not unwelcome possession of me. If it was sad, the tone of mind which this induced was also sweet. Whatever it might be, my soul acquiesced in it."
Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
36. "Unbidden, Unwelcome, Yet unable to resist, I entered a stranger's life"
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
37. "The silence was like an unwelcome child, pulling at our hair, running its fingers over our lips."
Author: Kat Zhang
38. "Trust me, I never underestimate my charm or any of my other magnificent attributes. They work great on women. Alas, men tend to see me as an unwelcome rival. You, he might listen to. You're good at talking people into things.""What makes you say that?""Because I'm perched in the rafters of a cannery, at risk from a man-slaying magical creature, and spending time with a drunk, a gangster, and an assassin at . . . what time is it?"
Author: Lindsay Buroker
39. "He was shaken by an unwelcome insight. Lives did not add as integers. They added as infinities."
Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
40. "You're sending my mind to unwelcome places, Taro.Good. It can keep mine company."
Author: Moira J. Moore
41. "Love was decidedly uncomfortable, unpredictable, and unwelcome."
Author: Nora Roberts
42. "When I say that I am convinced of these things I speak with too much pride. Far off, like a perfect pearl, one can see the city of God. It is so wonderful that it seems as if a child could reach it in a summer's day. And so a child could. But with me and such as me it is different. One can realise a thing in a single moment, but one loses it in the long hours that follow with leaden feet. It is so difficult to keep 'heights that the soul is competent to gain.' We think in eternity, but we move slowly through time; and how slowly time goes with us who lie in prison I need not tell again, nor of the weariness and despair that creep back into one's cell, and into the cell of one's heart, with such strange insistence that one has, as it were, to garnish and sweep one's house for their coming, as for an unwelcome guest, or a bitter master, or a slave whose slave it is one's chance or choice to be."
Author: Oscar Wilde
43. "We'd spent years as adversaries, two predators sharing territory and a certain, unwelcome attraction. Somehow, during all those years I spent outwardly acquiescing to his demands while making sure I held my own, I'd won his respect. I'd had werewolves love me and hate me, but I'd never had one respect me before. Not even Samuel. Adam respected me enough to act on my suspicions. It meant a lot."
Author: Patricia Briggs
44. "It is no surprise that the first and always unwelcome message of male initiation rites is LIFE – IS – HARD."
Author: Richard Rohr
45. "If we do not fill our mind with prayer, it will fill itself with anxieties, worries, temptations, resentments, and unwelcome memories."
Author: Scott Hahn
46. "I'm going to carry you now," he told her, "so we can move even faster. I'm not asking you, I'm telling you. Any response from you is unnecessary and unwelcome."
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
47. "Strange where our passions carry us, floggingly pursue us, forcing upon us unwanted dreams, unwelcome destinies."
Author: Truman Capote
48. "Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills."
Author: Voltaire
49. "The drowsiness returns. It is unwelcome. I recognize it as the sort of fitful twilight which has come over me of late, a twilight where waking dreams are dreamed and sleep never comes."
Author: Walker Percy
50. "My role in all of this is very simple. I make clothing like armor. My clothing protects you from unwelcome eyes."
Author: Yohji Yamamoto

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