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1. "It is through hearing stories about wicked stepmothers, lost children, good but misguided kings, wolves that suckle twin boys, youngest sons who receive no inheritance but must make their own way in the world, and eldest sons who waste their inheritance on riotous living and go into exile to live with the swine, that children learn or mislearn both what a child and what a parent is, what the cast of characters may be in the drama into which they have been born and what the ways of the world are."
Author: Alasdair MacIntyre
2. "I don't think Jesus was an exclusivist. He said, and we believe, that He is the unique representation of God in the world. But that doesn't mean this is the only way God can work."
Author: Andrew Greeley
3. "The most common place crime is often the most mysterious, because it presents no new or specific features from which deductions may be drawn"
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
4. "Expertus potest credere."
Author: Bernard Of Clairvaux
5. "Can't do it, simply cause underneath 'em is too ugly."
Author: Billy Gibbons
6. "I love Spain. I go back two or three times a year usually to visit friends and ride horses."
Author: Bo Derek
7. "When you weep, Jesus weeps with you. And together you enter into the dance of tears. The dance of tears with Jesus is a precious intimacy He shares only with those who have known deep suffering. In the dance of tears, Jesus shares your pain. He carries your deep sorrows in His everlasting arms. And He ultimately turns your mourning into dancing. He revives and saves your crushed spirit. What a blessed comfort in our deepest darkness to know the One who shares the depth of every pain and loss, every joy and gladness. Jesus, He is the One."
Author: Catherine Martin
8. "A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm."
Author: Charles Schwab
9. "If you are able to introduce a white person to a new cheese, it's like introducing them to a future spouse."
Author: Christian Lander
10. "The chief internal enemies of any state are those public officials who betray the trust imposed upon them by the people."
Author: Dalton Trumbo
11. "This is every writer's nightmare--the sudden breakdown of meaning in the language that sustains and supports us..."
Author: Dan Simmons
12. "Tanith: have you called the police?fergus: they, uh, they said theyd call by this afternoon.tanith: tell them not to bother... im his doctor.beryl: what kind of doctor dresses in brown leather?tanith: the kind that looks good init"
Author: Derek Landy
13. "See that the mind is honest, first; the rest may follow or not as God wills. [That] the fundamental treason to the mind ... is the one fundamental treason which the scholar's mind must not allow is the bond uniting all the Oxford people in the last resort."
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
14. "A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that."
Author: Douglas Adams
15. "Why should not a writer be permitted to make use of the levers of fear, terror and horror because some feeble soul here and there finds it more than it can bear? Shall there be no strong meat at table because there happen to be some guests there whose stomachs are weak, or who have spoiled their own digestions?"
Author: E.T.A. Hoffmann
16. "Time to plant tears, says the almanac.The grandmother sings to the marvelous stoveand the child draws another inscrutable house."
Author: Elizabeth Bishop
17. "Music is the hidden arithmetic of the soul, which does not know that it deals with numbers. (Paraphrasing Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz)"
Author: Ellen Klages
18. "Bastaba con mirarle la cara, agónica y miope, para comprender que a partir del primer día de la creación todo habían sido ya disgustos para él."
Author: Fernando Savater
19. "He had not stopped desiring her for a single instant. He found her in the dark bedrooms of captured towns, especially in the most abject ones, and he would make her materialize in the smell of dry blood on the bandages of the wounded, in the instantaneous terror of the danger of death, at all times and in all places. He had fled from her in an attempt to wipe out her memory, not only through distance but by means of a muddled fury that his companions at arms took to be boldness, but the more her image wallowed in the dunghill of the war, the more the war resembled Amaranta. That was how he suffered in exile, looking for a way of killing her with his own death..."
Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
20. "I hope that in the final settlement of the war, you insist that the Germans retain Lorraine, because I can imagine no greater burden than to be the owner of this nasty country where it rains every day."
Author: George S. Patton Jr.
21. "I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in."
Author: George Washington Carver
22. "Rhage's hand landed on Butch's shoulder. "Besides, you don't look a thing like him. I mean...hello? You're this beefy Irish boy. He's like...bus exhaust or some shit."
Author: J.R. Ward
23. "She stole my heart, so I stole it back—plus some other items of value."
Author: Jarod Kintz
24. "The way Mom saw it, women should let menfolk do the work because it made them feel more manly. That notion only made sense if you had a strong man willing to step up and get things done, and between Dad's gimp, Buster's elaborate excuses, and Apache's tendency to disappear, it was often up to me to keep the place from falling apart. But even when everyone was pitching in, we never got out from under all the work. I loved that ranch, though sometimes it did seem that instead of us owning the place, the place owned us."
Author: Jeannette Walls
25. "The emotion of disgust evolved initially to optimize responses to the omnivore's dilemma. Individuals who had a properly calibrated sense of disgust were able to consume more calories than their overly disgustable cousins while consuming fewer dangerous microbes than their insufficiently disgustable cousins."
Author: Jonathan Haidt
26. "Maybe that's what a marriage is," Mqaret said. "Whistling together. Some kind of performance. I mean, not just a conversation, but a performance."
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
27. "A woman outside the grocery store hands you a bible and tells you that Jesus died for our sins; you flick your cigarette onto the concrete and say, "I'm about to diefor my own."
Author: Kristina Kutateladze
28. "He who could write so easily, who could spend a thousand words down along his plunging fingers on the green-rubber keyboard of his machine, had stumbled like a first-grader over this single paragraph. A dozen times he had begun it and written into it a naked desperation; a dozen times he had begun it and written into it the frosted mathematics of logic. Finally he'd written out quickly the sentences that kept cropping up in all the versions. Those must be, to whatever censor there was in him, the most acceptable ones. He sealed it without rereading it and went out to mail it. An hour later he despised himself for having sent it."
Author: Laura Z. Hobson
29. "His face hovered above hers for several long tense seconds before he lowered his mouth to hers. Barely making contact, Hardy brushed his lips back and forth over Miracle's with the gentlest of pressure. He wanted more - wanted to kiss her and touch her so much more - but he wanted to leave her with something as delicate and perfect and special as the moment they were sharing there in the orange glow of the sunshine."
Author: M. Leighton
30. "I was part of the generation that pushed the Internet. In fact, I broke as an artist in the U.S.A. because of the Internet."
Author: M.I.A.
31. "I am calling attention just to the main points of these tremendously important matters, which can be understood better by pious meditation than explained by human language."
Author: Martin Chemnitz
32. "This is the very boring part of eating disorders, the aftermath. When you eat and hate that you eat. And yet of course you must eat. You don't really entertain the notion of going back. You, with some startling new level of clarity, realize that going back would be far worse than simply being as you are. This is obvious to anyone without an eating disorder. This is not always obvious to you."
Author: Marya Hornbacher
33. "Young people can get very discouraged and get hooked on drugs or on alcohol because of problems they perceive as insurmountable. It is important that they realize a mistake need not ruin their future, but they must also know that not everything in life is a bed of roses."
Author: Maureen Forrester
34. "He's just explaining the situation to her, but he's all over her every chance he gets! Kureno! Touching Tohru!!!"
Author: Natsuki Takaya
35. "If we take the president of GM, they'll make us pay to give him back." (said by a kidnapper)"
Author: Owen Laukkanen
36. "Having come to the conclusion that there was so much to do that she didn't know where to start, Mrs Fowler decided not to start at all. She went to the library, took Diary of a Nobody from the shelves and, returning to her wicker chair under the lime tree, settled down to waste what precious hours still remained of the day."
Author: Richmal Crompton
37. "I picked up Pandora's jar. The spirit of Hope fluttered inside, trying to warm the cold container."Hestia," I said, "I give this to you as an offering."The goddess tilted her head. "I am the least of the gods. Why wouldyou trust me with this?""You're the last Olympian," I said. "And the most important.""And why is that, Percy Jackson?""Because Hope survives best at the hearth," I said. "Guard it for me,and I won't be tempted to give up again."
Author: Rick Riordan
38. "If theft is advantageous to everyone who succeeds at it, and adultery is a good strategy, at least for males, for increasing presence in the gene pool, why do we feel they are wrong? Shouldn't the only morality that evolution produces be the kind Bill Clinton had - being sorry you got caught?"
Author: Robert J. Sawyer
39. "Never talk to them when they're human, or they'll trick you. You'll get confused and sympathetic. That was what his mom always said. She was probably right. Last time he talked to a werewolf, he ended up dating her."
Author: S.M. Reine
40. "This isn't champagne anymore. We went through the champagne a long time ago. This is serious stuff. The days of champagne are long gone."
Author: Sam Shepard
41. "But sooner or later, no matter who you are, life uses everyone as its whipping boy."
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
42. "A novel, in which all is created by the author's whim, must strike a more profound level of truth, or it is worthless.""And yet, I have heard you say that any novel that relieves your ennui for an hour has proved its usefulness.""You have a good memory. It must have been ten thousands of years ago that I uttered those words.""And if it was?""In another ten thousand, perhaps I will agree with them again.""In my opinion, the proper way to judge a novel is this: Does it give one an accurate reflection of the moods and characteristics of a particular group of people in a particular place at a particular time? If so, it has value. Otherwise, it has none.""You do not find this rather narrow?""Madam—""Well?""I was quoting you."
Author: Steven Brust
43. "There is always magic to be summoned at any point. I love to live in a world of magic, but not a fake world of magic. We all really basically have a lot of magic... It's only those of us who choose to accept it, that really understand it. It's there for everyone. That's the only thing that I feel I am able to give to people and that's why I know that they respond to me because I try to give them only their own magic... not mine, but theirs"
Author: Stevie Nicks
44. "He stared up at me, and even as the house fell apart around us, even as drops of fire rained down from the sky, his hand raised and brushed a lock of hair out of my face, and I felt his stomach rise as he breathed in deeply."You," he whispered. "You're a boy?" His hands cupped my face, and a tear streaked down my cheek onto his fingers. "I dreamt of you but… but I never thought…"
Author: T.J. Klune
45. "We demand that big business give the people a square deal; in return we must insist that when any one engaged in big business honestly endeavors to do right he shall himself be given a square deal."
Author: Theodore Roosevelt
46. "People have reasons for what they do, Beatrice. And even if those reasons can't be justified, that doesn't make them bad people, just flawed. You have to remember," she said, "someone or something has hurt them too."
Author: Tiffanie DeBartolo
47. "It was all I could do not to fall on my knees and weep like the bastard she always said I was, and I was a breath away from begging her to run away with me. I can't believe I'm admitting this on tape—I was standing at that table, she hit me with that look of hers, and I swear to God all I wanted to do was grab her hand, press it into my heart and say, "Let's get the hell out of here." I was even willing to ride the 6 all the way to Houston Street. No kidding, I was going to take the subway to prove my love. And if she said no, I was going to kidnap her until she agreed to stay."
Author: Tiffanie DeBartolo
48. "It's a great lesson about not being too precious about your writing. You have to try your hardest to be at the top of your game and improve every joke you can until the last possible second, and then you have to let it go. You can't be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it...You have to let people see what you wrote."
Author: Tina Fey
49. "Fear is dangerous. It sparks violence much faster than anger."
Author: Veronica Rossi
50. "Weirdness is not my game. I'm just a square boy from Wisconsin."
Author: Willem Dafoe

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If there is a real woman- even the trace of one -still there inside grumbling,it can be brought to life again.If there's one wee spark under all those ashes,we'll blow it till the whole pile is red and clear."
Author: C.S. Lewis

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