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1. "If you let hope inside, it takes you over. It feeds on your insides and uses your bones to climb and grow. Eventually it becomes the thing that is your bones, that holds you together. Holds you up until you don't know how to live without it anymore. To pull it out of you would kill you entirely."
Author: Ally Condie
2. "The rituals surrounding vacations among Manhattan's wealthiest and best-connected citizens are strange and specific. By vacations I don't mean country houses, which are part of the regular ebb and flow of life and which are frequently subjects for complaint - The kids never want to go! The caretaker missed the roof leak! The pipes froze! - as though having a six-thousand-square-foot, cedar-shingled cottage on five acres overlooking the ocean is nothing more or less than a constant test of character."
Author: Anna Quindlen
3. "Allah causes the night and the day to succeed each other. Truly, in these things is indeed a lesson for those who have insight."
Author: Anonymous
4. "When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down,and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied,then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery... But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today."
Author: Anonymous
5. "Well, yeah," Dovey said. "That's America. We watch shows about rich people's houses and their designer dresses and we drool. It's patriotic."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
6. "You accumulate political capital to spend it on noble causes for Canada. If you're afraid to spend your capital, you shouldn't be there."
Author: Brian Mulroney
7. "Don't say it is too hard or you can't find the words and please don't tell me there isn't enough time in the day. Writers start each day with a pen in their hand and do not make excuses. To be a writer is to do what is too hard, to find the words when others could not and make time no matter what. The proof is in the book you hold, the words you read and the stories that live on forever."
Author: C.K. Webb
8. "Dawn's faint breathbreathes with your mouthat the ends of empty streets.Gray light your eyes,sweet drops of dawnon dark hills.Your steps and breathlike the wind of dawnsmother houses.The city shudders,Stones exhale—you are life, an awakening.Star lostin the light of dawn,trill of the breeze,warmth, breath—the night is done.You are light and morning."
Author: Cesare Pavese
9. "The increasing importance of Sydney must in some measure be attributed to the flourishing condition of the colony itself, to the industry of its farmers, to the successful enterprise of its merchants, and to particular local causes."
Author: Charles Sturt
10. "Well, sometimes," Dane said, "Just because someone uses something wrong doesn't mean it's useless."
Author: China Miéville
11. "This book comes from the reflections and experience of more than forty years spent in court. Aside from the practice of my profession, the topics I have treated are such as have always held my interest and inspired a taste for books that discuss the human machine with its manifestations and the causes of its varied activity."
Author: Clarence Darrow
12. "So he was always in the town at one place or another, drinking, knocking about with the men he knew. It really wearied him. He talked to barmaids, to almost any woman, but there was that dark, strained look in his eyes, as if he were hunting something.Everything seemed so different, so unreal. There seemed no reason why people should go along the street, and houses pile up in the daylight. There seemed no reason why these things should occupy the space, instead of leaving it empty. His friends talked to him: he heard the sounds, and he answered. But why there should be the noise of speech he could not understand."
Author: D.H. Lawrence
13. "The fire was silent, the little houses collapsing into the flames without complaint, flocks of sparks rising to the sky. At a distance it seemed beautiful, and I thought it was strange that powerful violence is often so pleasing to the eye..."
Author: David Benioff
14. "Six months ago, I traveled to India to see firsthand what the prime minister of that country calls a national shame. It is the systematic, widespread, shocking elimination of India's baby girls. Some 50,000 female fetuses are aborted every month in India."
Author: Elizabeth Vargas
15. "Fort Leavenworth is in fact no fort, being without defensive works, except two block-houses."
Author: Francis Parkman
16. "If you are a feminist and are not a vegan, you are ignoring the exploitation of female nonhumans and the commodification of their reproductive processes, as well as the destruction of their relationship with their babies;If you are an environmentalist and not a vegan, you are ignoring the undeniable fact that animal agriculture is an ecological disaster;If you embrace nonviolence but are not a vegan, then words of nonviolence come out of your mouth as the products of torture and death go into it;If you claim to love animals but you are eating them or products made from them, or otherwise consuming them, you see loving as consistent with harming that which you claim to love.Stop trying to make excuses. There are no good ones to make. Go vegan."
Author: Gary L. Francione
17. "Further expanding the already large class of Foucauldian apparatuses, I shall cal an apparatus literally anything that has in some way the capacity to capture, determine, intercept, model, control , or secure the gestures, behaviors, opinions, or discourses of living beings. Not only, therefore, prisons, madhouses, the panopticon, schools, confession, factories, disciplines, juridical measures, and so forth (whose connection with power is in a certain sense evident), but also the pen, writing, literature, philosophy, agriculture, cigarettes, navigation, computers, cellular telephones and - why not - language itself, which is perhaps the most ancient of apparatuses - one in which thousands and thousands of years ago a primitive inadvertently let himself be captured, probably without realizing the consequences that he was about to face."
Author: Giorgio Agamben
18. "If hard work is the source of happiness, then we can conclude that the main job of procrastination is to delay that happiness for excuses to kill."
Author: Israelmore Ayivor
19. "Son, never trust a man who doesn't drink because he's probably a self-righteous sort, a man who thinks he knows right from wrong all the time. Some of them are good men, but in the name of goodness, they cause most of the suffering in the world. They're the judges, the meddlers. And, son, never trust a man who drinks but refuses to get drunk. They're usually afraid of something deep down inside, either that they're a coward or a fool or mean and violent. You can't trust a man who's afraid of himself. But sometimes, son, you can trust a man who occasionally kneels before a toilet. The chances are that he is learning something about humility and his natural human foolishness, about how to survive himself. It's damned hard for a man to take himself too seriously when he's heaving his guts into a dirty toilet bowl."
Author: James Crumley
20. "When the short days of winter came, dusk fell before we had well eaten our dinners. When we met in the street the houses had grown sombre. The space of sky above us was the colour of ever-changing violet and towards it the lamps of the street lifted their feeble lanterns. The cold air stung us and we played till our bodies glowed. Our shouts echoed in the silent street."
Author: James Joyce
21. "He wishes he had never entered the funhouse. But he has. Then he wishes he were dead. But he's not. Therefore he will construct funhouses for others and be their secret operator -- though he would rather be among the lovers for whom funhouses are designed."
Author: John Barth
22. "Non-violence confronts systematic injustice with active love, but refuses to retaliate with further violence under any circumstances. In order to halt the vicious cycles of violence, it requires a willing acceptance of suffering and death rather than inflicting suffering or death on anyone else."
Author: John Dear
23. "Then God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons." The Hebrew word for "sign" is owth, which also translates as "signals." Therefore, based on the Bible, God uses the sun, moon, and stars as signals to mankind."
Author: John Hagee
24. "Building houses and mansion ranching is not ranching."
Author: Jon Tester
25. "Geniuses are not always pleasant people."
Author: Karen Armstrong
26. "This is amazing," Volodya said. "He's the President, yet he has to make excuses all the time for what he does!""Something like that," Woody said. "We call it democracy."
Author: Ken Follett
27. "While McMurphy laughs. Rocking farther and farther backward against the cabin top,spreading his laugh across the water. Laughing at the girl,at the guys, at George,at me sucking my bleeding thumb, at the captain back at the pier and the bicycle rider and the service station guys and the five thousand houses and the Big Nurse and all of it. Because he knows you have to laugh at the things that hurt you just to keep yourself in balance, just to keep the world from running you plumb crazy. He know's there's a painful side; he knows my thumb smarts and his girl friend has a bruised breast and the doctor is losing his glasses, but he won't let the pain blot out the humor no more'n he'll let the humor blot out the pain."
Author: Ken Kesey
28. "The core issue here is that the Israeli government refuses to commit to terms of reference for the negotiations that are based on international law and United Nations resolutions, and that it frantically continues to intensify building of settlements on the territory of the State of Palestine."
Author: Mahmoud Abbas
29. "Words are potent weapons for all causes, good or bad."
Author: Manly Hall
30. "As a kid, I was really into performing. I would do choruses, I would do musicals, whatever it was. And then, as a teenager, I got into an acting class at SUNY Purchase for gifted kids, and that really turned me on to material beyond musicals, Sam Shepard, and Christopher Durang plays."
Author: Matisyahu
31. "McChrystal's defenders at the Pentagon were making the case Tuesday that the president and his men—(the McChrystal snipers spared Hillary)—must put aside their hurt feelings about being painted as weak sisters. Obama should not fire the serially insubordinate general, they reasoned, because that would undermine the mission in Afghanistan, and if that happens, then Obama would be further weakened.So the commander in chief can be bad-mouthed as weak by the military but then he can't punish the military because that would make him weak? It's the same sort of pass-the-Advil vicious circle reasoning the military always uses."
Author: Maureen Dowd
32. "God loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be just like Jesus."
Author: Max Lucado
33. "A writer uses a pen instead of a scalpel or blow torch."
Author: Michael Ondaatje
34. "I believe in helping young people rock causes they care about because I was one of those young people... a long time ago."
Author: Nancy Lublin
35. "I think of novels as houses. You live in them over the course of a long period, both as a reader and as a writer."
Author: Nicole Krauss
36. "As fi vrut s-o fac sa priceapa problema mea; faptul ca ma nascusem fara nicio vocatie, dar cu o mare si dureroasa ambitie, ma împinsese sa intru în conflict cu propria mea neputinta, ma adusese în situatia sa ma revolt împotriva destinului meu, iar în aceasta revolta nu ma puteam bizui decît pe imaginatia mea înfierbîntata; deci, n-aveam cum sa traiesc în linie dreapta; îmi lipseau si forta care e necesara pentru asta si resemnarea care te ajuta sa fii un vierme autentic, împacat cu toate. Dar cum sa explici cuiva ca nu doresti sa fii izbavit? Pentru mine exista o singura cale, sa fiu cît mai bolnav. Drum înapoi nu mai era."
Author: Octavian Paler
37. "Dar, bineîn?eles, spusese el, se ?tie ca englezii î?i omoara mieii de doua ori: o data când îi taie ?i a doua oara când îi gatesc."
Author: Peter Mayle
38. "I would not question the sincerity of vegetarians who take little interest in Animal Liberation because they give priority to other causes; but when nonvegetarians say that "human problems come first" I cannot help wondering what exactly it is that they are doing for human beings that compels them to continue to support the wasteful, ruthless exploitation of farm animals."
Author: Peter Singer
39. "Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family - a domestic church."
Author: Pope John Paul II
40. "It is when darkness prevails that I sit by the window to look past all those electricity-free houses, smell the sweet scent of a calm Gazan night, feel the fresh air going straight to my heart, and think of you, of me, of Palestine, of the crack, of the blank wall, of you, of Mama, of you, of my history class, of you, of God, of Palestine—of our incomplete story."
Author: Refaat Alareer
41. "The same characters that keep reappearing, bigger than life, find their own integrity in doing what they do the way they do it, even if it causes their own deaths."
Author: Robert Aldrich
42. "It is development, not poverty, that causes upheaval and terrorism."
Author: Robert D. Kaplan
43. "The fantasy/reality confusion...it's just marvelous in her work. I mean, there, it's practically like what we do, the fantasy working as a sort of metalogic, with which she can solve real, aesthetic problems in the most incredible ways -- I was actually in a few of her productions last year, a sort of ersatz member of the company. But finally I just had to get out. Because when that fantasy seeps into the reality, she just becomes an incredibly ugly person. She feels she can distort anything that occurs for whatever purpose she wants. Whatever she feels, that's what is, as far as she's concerned. But then, I suppose...' Bron laughed at the ground, then looked up: they'd just left the Plaza -- 'that's the right we just fought a war to defend. But Audri, when someone abuses that right, it can make it pretty awful for the rest of us."
Author: Samuel R. Delany
44. "Stress focuses you right up until it sucks your brain dry."
Author: Sheila Turnage
45. "Rhode Island works hard to reduce air pollution in our communities. We passed laws to prohibit cars and buses from idling their engines and to retrofit school buses with diesel pollution controls. But there is only so much a single state can do, particularly against out-of-state pollution."
Author: Sheldon Whitehouse
46. "Hobbes's analysis of the causes of violence, borne out by modern data on crime and war, shows that violence is not a primitive, irrational urge, nor is it a "pathology" except in the metaphorical sense of a condition that everyone would like to eliminate. Instead, it is a near-inevitable outcome of the dynamics of self-interested, rational social organisms."
Author: Steven Pinker
47. "God uses our conscience. He knows we can only start over when we are not condemning ourselves anymore."
Author: Sue Augustine
48. "Stupidity fuses notoriety and celebrity."
Author: Suzanne Fields
49. "Je préfère les natures humaines qui ressemblent aux lacs gelés à celles qui ressemblent aux marais. Les premières sont dures et froides en surface mais profondes, tourmentées et vivantes en dessous. Les secondes sont douces et spongieuses d'apparence mais leur fond est inerte et imperméable."
Author: Sylvain Tesson
50. "The joy that is of God is not opposed to earthly pleasures. Rather it infuses them with a foundation of meaning."
Author: William Sloane Coffin

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