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1. "Beneath their wary smiles, the people were warm and friendly. They had known sorrow and loss, but their spirit survived."
Author: Amanda Grange
2. "A life spent writing has taught me to be wary of words. Those that seem clearest are often the most treacherous."
Author: Amin Maalouf
3. "Be wary of those propagating too much about liberty, ideology, and civility; they just might be oppressors in the making."
Author: Aniruddha Sastikar
4. "My brother had very specific likes and dislikes. Basically, he liked anything until it harmed him and then he was wary."
Author: Augusten Burroughs
5. "Michael Pollan: "The industrialization--and dehumanization--of American animal farming is a relatively new, evitable, and local phenomenon: no other country raises and slaughters its food animals quite as intensively or as brutally as we do."U.S. consumers may take our pick of reasons to be wary of the resulting product: growth hormones, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, unhealthy cholesterol composition, deadly E. coli strains, fuel consumption, concentration of manure into toxic waste lagoons, and the turpitude of keeping confined creatures at the limits of their physiological and psychological endurance."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
6. "Christ, Heather, I know what I look like. And you're…" His words dropped off lifting a hand towards me and looked away.I folded my arms in front of me. "I'm what? I'm nothing but an ex-fat child who's completely familiar with self-esteem issues–don't kid a kidder, Ry, I'm not perfect either." Thoughts of my tantalizing stretch marks flitted through my mind. Yeah I'm far from perfect.His amazing green eyes flipped back to me, a wary pain etched in his face. "So, I'm to believe you're not repulsed by the sight of me?"
Author: Beth Mikell
7. "I'm very wary with impressions - I don't think I'm very good at impressions, I hate doing them."
Author: Bobby Moynihan
8. "Being cynical isn't necessarily being negative or bitter. It's a person who is wary of mistaking love for something that it's not and getting their heart broken."
Author: Charlyne Yi
9. "Chaos claims the unwary or the incomplete. A true man may flinch away its embrace, if he is stalwart, and he girds his soul with the armour of contempt."
Author: Dan Abnett
10. "Simon told me I should take you home and start making kits. What do you think?" Max looked down at her, love and lust glowing equally in his brilliant smile. "Max?" "What?" His tone was wary; he'd come to expect the unexpected when she used that particular tone of voice. "Will I give birth to a baby or a litter?" "Emma," he groaned. "I mean, will we be feeding them baby formula or Kitten Chow?" "Emma!" "If they get stuck in a tree, who do we call? Does the fire department do kitten rescues anymore? This is important stuff to know, Lion-O!" "God save me."
Author: Dana Marie Bell
11. "The Tylwyth Teg were immortal beings, but the burden of living for endless millennia was often tedium. It was one reason that the Fair Ones tended to play terrible pranks upon mortals. Like bored children, they sprang upon the unwary, seeking diversion. So it had been when a weary Celtic warrior turned reluctant gladiator had fought his way to freedom at last. Wounded and near death, pursued by his former captors, he'd blundered straight into the territory of the Tylwyth Teg in the steep hills northwest of Isca Silurum…."
Author: Dani Harper
12. "The rather uncomfortable feeling most of us have when we're around snakes is evidence of how this ancient experience continues to influence us today. Throughout the long prehistory of our species and those that preceded it, snakes were a mortal threat. And so we learned our lesson. Others didn't, but that had a nasty habit of dying. So natural selection did its work and the rule--beware of snakes--was ultimately hardwired into every human brain. It's universal. Go anywhere on the planet, examine any culture. People are wary of snakes. Even if--as in the Arctic--there are no snakes. Our primate cousins shared our long experience and they feel the same way: Even monkeys raised in laboratories who have never seen a snake will back away at the sight of one."
Author: Daniel Gardner
13. "He confided his deepest secret to you; be always wary of his secret."
Author: Dejan Stojanovic
14. "If you have compassion and are imbued with the spirit of the Way, it is of no consequence to be criticized, even reviled, by the ignorant. But if you lack the spirit of the Way, you should be wary of being thought of by others as having the Way."
Author: Dogen Zenji
15. "We should be wary of politicians who profess to follow history while only noticing those signposts of history that point in the direction which they themselves already favour."
Author: Douglas Hurd
16. "We religious folk are very wary of subjective feelings due to our programming by teachers who themselves are often frigid to the Divine approach. Easier to read a Holy book than open oneself to the Divine touch."
Author: Dylan Morrison
17. "Perhaps it's just me, but I am wary of any persons whose belief system is the only thing standing between them and repulsive behavior."
Author: Frans De Waal
18. "Always be wary of people who use quotes. I don't know who said that.' - Murdoc Niccals"
Author: Gorillaz
19. "People who claim that they're evil are usually no worse than the rest of us... It's people who claim that they're good, or any way better than the rest of us, that you have to be wary of."
Author: Gregory Maguire
20. "I watched our friends' wary, intelligent faces droop at our tale. Their shock was a mere shadow of our own, resembling more the goodwilled imitation of that emotion, and for this reason it was a temptation to exaggerate, to throw a rope of superlatives across the abyss that divided experience from its representation by anecdote."
Author: Ian McEwan
21. "I don't like spontaneity; there you go. I'm wary of it."
Author: Jacques Audiard
22. "Mr. Elliot is a man without heart or conscience; a designing, wary, cold-blooded being, who thinks only of himself; who, for his own interest or ease, would be guilty of any cruelty, or any treachery, that could be perpetrated without risk of his general character. He has no feeling for others. Those whom he has been the chief cause of leading into ruin, he can neglect and desert without the slightest compunction. He is totally beyond the reach of any sentiment of justice or compassion. Oh! he is black at heart, hollow and black!"
Author: Jane Austen
23. "There is much unexplained in the world. It behoves one to be wary at all times. Just when you think you've got the hang of it, along comes string theory, collateralised debt obligations or Björk's new album, and bam! You're as confused as you were when you first started."
Author: Jasper Fforde
24. "No past to make us sentimental, no future to embarrass us...a difficult moment when you are out of practice - a moment that makes you go cold, cold and wary."
Author: Jean Rhys
25. "Karrin."She looked up at me. She looked very young somehow."Remember what I said yesterday," I said. "You're hurt. But you'll get through it. You'll be okay."She closed her eyes tightly. "I'm scared. So scared I'm sick.""You'll get through it.""What if I don't?"I squeezed her fingers. "Then I will personally make fun of you every day for the rest of your life," I said. "I will call you a sissy girl in front of everyone you know, tie frilly aprons on your car, and lurk in the parking lot at CPD and whistle and tell you to shake it, baby. Every. Single. Day."Murphy's breath escaped in something like a hiccup. She opened her eyes, a mix of anger and wary amusement easing into them in place of fear. "You do realize I'm holding a gun, right?"
Author: Jim Butcher
26. "I am wary of the whole dreary deadening structured mess that we have built into such a glittering top-heavy structure that there is nothing left to see but the glitter, and the brute routines of maintaining it."
Author: John D. MacDonald
27. "I long ago abandoned the notion of a life without storms, or a world without dry and killing seasons. Life is too complicated, too constantly changing, to be anything but what it is. And I am, by nature, too mercurial to be anything but deeply wary of the grave unnaturalness involved in any attempt to exert too much control over essentially uncontrollable forces. There will always be propelling, disturbing elements, and they will be there until, as Lowell put it, the watch is taken from the wrist. It is, at the end of the day, the individual moments of restlessness, of bleakness, of strong persuasions and maddened enthusiasms, that inform one's life, change the nature and direction of one's work, and give final meaning and color to one's loves and friendships."
Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
28. "Wait," Quinn said. "There's one more thing." I turned around and raised an eyebrow. His eyes were wary and he lacked his usual confidence."Go to the Winter Dance with me."
Author: Laura Anderson Kurk
29. "...Grandpa's mind had left us, gone wild and wary. When I walked with him I could feel how strange it was. His thoughts swam between us, hidden under rocks, disappearing in weeds, and I was fishing for them, dangling my own words like baits and lures."
Author: Louise Erdrich
30. "It takes time to love someone properly, and in this business, you get very wary of people."
Author: Mark Roberts
31. "The wolves were circling, wary of the might and presence of the kingly beasts who dared to challenge possession of the crown and so far, the lions had proved to be invincible. But should they drop their guard for an instant, or should the scavengers discover the quixotic virtue of their armor, all of the honor, pride, and passion in the world would not save them. It would, instead, be the cause of their ultimate downfall."
Author: Marsha Canham
32. "This perhaps was what lay at the root of the hysteria surrounding what came to be known as the Gold Rush: Men desiring a feeling of fortune; the unlucky masses hoping to skin or borrow the luck of others, or the luck of a destination. A seductive notion, and one I thought to be wary of. To me, luck was something you either earned or invented through strength of character. You had to come by it honestly; you could not trick or bluff your way into it."
Author: Patrick DeWitt
33. "It's always instructive to observe the life cycle of the First World aid worker. A wary enthusiasm blooms into an almost messianic sense of what might be possible. Then, as they bump up against the local cultural limits of acceptable change, comes the inevitable disappointment, which can harden into cynicism and even racism, until they are no better than the resident whites they have initially disparaged."
Author: Peter Godwin
34. "I'm very wary of large groups of people getting together and trying to believe the same thing. It never seems to end well, whether it's political or religious or whatever."
Author: Peter Krause
35. "And as the wary dogs skirt past, we nod, grimace, and resume our paths to separate destinies and graves."
Author: Peter Matthiessen
36. "I've become wary of interviews in which you're forced to go back over the reasons why you made certain decisions. You tend to rationalize what you've done, to intellectually review a process that is often intuitive."
Author: Peter Weir
37. "Even if I had $200 million, I'm very wary of overusing CGI. I think it's a great tool and it can be used really effectively, but I feel like it does tend to be overused and especially in sci-fi stuff."
Author: Rian Johnson
38. "A deep understanding of Darwinism teaches us to be wary of the easy assumption that design is the only alternative to chance"
Author: Richard Dawkins
39. "For Miles, one of the great mysteries of marriage was that you had to actually say things before you realized they were wrong. Because he'd been saying the wrong thing to Janine for so many years, he'd grown wary, testing most of his observations in the arena of his imagination before saying them out loud, but even then he was often wrong. Of course, the other possibility was that there was no right thing to say, that the choice wasn't between right and wrong but between wrong, more wrong, and as wrong as you can get. Wrong, all of it, to one degree or another, by definition, or by virtue of the fact that Miles himself was the one saying it."
Author: Richard Russo
40. "Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss."
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
41. "Since every man is obliged to promote happiness and virtue, he should be careful not to mislead unwary minds, by appearing to set too high a value upon things by which no real excellence is conferred."
Author: Samuel Johnson
42. "I will thank you to stay out of my affairs. Or need I remind you that it is not Stanhope whom I'e had to be wary of on balconies recently?"
Author: Sarah MacLean
43. "Forgive me if I am wary of your goodwill, Your Grace."
Author: Sarah MacLean
44. "If you're ever short on cash, you could set up a booth and charge the ladies to massage your bod.""Oh yeah?" His voice was wary."Sure. Say, fifteen bucks for a two minute fondle. Strictly PG-13, above the waist, of course. I'll sell the tickets, if you give me a cut."His hands stopped moving. She babbled on, dazed and thoughtless. "The gay guys would go for it, too. We'd rake in the dough.""I'd let you do it for free," he said.His voice was devoid of irony. Her eyes popped open in alarm.She looked back over her shoulder. The hot glow in his eyes brought her feminine instincts to high alert. She pulled away.She and her big dumb mouth. Sexy banter with a guy she barely knew, but no nerve to back it up."
Author: Shannon McKenna
45. "I will defend the absolute value of Mozart over Miley Cyrus, of course I will, but we should be wary of false dichotomies. You do not have to choose between one or the other. You can have both. The human cultural jungle should be as varied and plural as the Amazonian rainforest. We are all richer for biodiversity. We may decide that a puma is worth more to us than a caterpillar, but surely we can agree that the habitat is all the better for being able to sustain each."
Author: Stephen Fry
46. "They missed every time, and with that wary judgment that comes with experience, I watched the dirty snowballs coming at me, behind and in front, and, sick with wonder, kept walking slowly, determinedly, ready to parry a good hit before it struck. But none struck, and with a tolerant smile that was a superior lie, I walked on."
Author: Sylvia Plath
47. "Always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual."
Author: Terry Pratchett
48. "That's my problem. I'm constantly wary. I can't trust anyone."
Author: Valerie Martin
49. "Counterfeits of the past, under new names, may easily be mistaken for the future. The past, that ghostly traveler, is liable to forge his papers. We must be wary of the trap. The past has a face which is superstition, and a mask, which is hypocrisy. We must expose the face and tear off the mask."
Author: Victor Hugo
50. "A western buckaroo, I share his scorn for people who go camping by the book, relying on the authority of some half-assed assistant scoutmaster whose total experience outdoors probably consists of two overnight hikes and a weekend in the Catskills. But we have just had that confrontation. The one who goes by Pritchard's book is Sid's wife, and I am wary. It is not my expedition. I am a guest here."
Author: Wallace Stegner

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Hyoi, it is through me that this has happened. It is the other hmana who have hit you, the bent two that brought me to Malacandra. We are only half hnau--Hyoi..." His speech died away into the inarticulate. He did not know the words for "forgive," or "shame," or "fault," hardly the word for "sorry." He could only stare into Hyoi's distorted face in speechless guilt. But the hross seemed to understand. It was trying to say something, and Ransom laid his ear close to the working mouth. Hyoi's dulling eyes were fixed on his own, but the expression of a hross was not even now perfectly intelligible to him."Hna--hma," it muttered and then, at last, Hman, hnakrapunt."
Author: C.S. Lewis

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