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1. "What we have to discover is that there is no safety, that seeking is painful, and that when we imagine that we have found it, we don't like it."
Author: Alan Wilson Watts
2. "When he did appear his eyes were as brown as I remembered, pupils flecked with gold like beach pebbles."
Author: Amber Dawn
3. "In this lifetime we are like Superman who must remain disguised as the nerdy newspaper journalist Clark Kent, or Harry Potter and his friends who are not allowed to do magic while they are on holiday, away from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry... but even Harry Potter and Clark Kent get to tap into their ‘special powers' once in a while, especially when the going gets tough."
Author: Anthon St. Maarten
4. "My family had all kinds of complications in relationships. I would like to meet the person who did not. Since when is being absolutely perfect what being a human is? What do we gain from that?"
Author: Anthony Edwards
5. "A well-read highwayman, who would have thought?" the dowager commented."Oh, he absolutely adores books. He plans to retire when he has enough money and furnish his library with hundreds of books. He has already started a collection by stealing all he can find off lords and such."
Author: Anya Wylde
6. "Do you know how you get the urge to clean your room, and it's no big deal? But when your mom tells you that you have to clean your room, you don't want to? That's me, anyway."
Author: Bill Konigsberg
7. "Judge not,' it has been said, but being a juryman can be a pleasant occupation when one is not weighing up human actions and years in prison, but the books or the wines of the season."
Author: Claudio Magris
8. "Together, in that room, our childhood notions of love melted away. We discovered love was not a fairytale. Sometime there were no happy endings, and when there were, you needed to work like hell to keep the happiness alive"
Author: Cristina Marrero
9. "Every person is attractive to somebody. You are. I am. Jim Bob over there is, too. Every person is probably ugly to somebody, too. You are. I am. Jim Bob over there is, too. Don't take it personally.And, we all need to do ourselves a favor. We need to believe people when they tell us we're beautiful, handsome, sexy, attractive, hot, or hunkalicious, especially when that someone is somebody that we think is beautiful, handsome, sexy, attractive, hot, or babealicious.Because you know what? They probably really think so. They probably aren't lying. They probably don't give a damn that you don't look like Pamela Anderson."
Author: Dan Pearce
10. "I promised in my head to leave you be. And when I saw you…I was supposed to be man enough to turn you away. Fuck, I'm not a horny teenager. It's just you." He finally did stand. "You break me. You break everything I think I stand for."
Author: Debra Anastasia
11. "In the past I would self destruct when it came to love - I was immature, throwing myself into things but now times have changed, I want a relationship where you understand the other person."
Author: Elisabetta Canalis
12. "When I'm sitting in the church alone, I can hear singing of the old people. I can hear their singing and I can hear their praying, and sometimes I hum one of their songs."
Author: Ernest Gaines
13. "When people say 'let's do something about it,' they mean 'let's get hold of the political machinery so that we can do something to somebody else.' And that somebody is invariably you."
Author: Frank Chodorov
14. "In telling these stories of our Nation's past, however, let's not be so zealous in correcting liberal historians that we create our own historical revisionism. If the Founding Fathers were alive today, some of them would not want to go to the typical Evangelical church. Some were influenced by the pagan Enlightenment, as well as the Protestant Reformation. one historical figure (not a Founding Father) who's been misrepresented in our quest to find Christian heroes is Johnny Appleseed. He's routinely pictured as a nice man who went around scattering apple seeds everywhere and toting a Bible under his arm. The fact is, Johnny Appleseed was a missionary for Swedenbogrism, a spiritist cult. This cult taught many false doctrines and claimed that the writings of the Apostle Paul had no place in the Bible. When a child hears that Johnny Appleseed is a 'godly hero' and then discovers that he was in fact a cult member, what will he logically conclude about everything he's been taught?"
Author: Gregg Harris
15. "I was an avid radio fan when I was a boy, as well as a great lover of comic strips."
Author: Guillermo Cabrera Infante
16. "When I'm all grown up, come what may,I'll build a boat to carry me away"
Author: Guy Gavriel Kay
17. "When you say ugly you mean your beauty is not now in style."
Author: Héctor Abad Faciolince
18. "Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up some wavelength of ours all they hear is a continuous scream."
Author: Iris Murdoch
19. "When I think of all the years in my 30s when I starved myself... but when I got the role of Lois, I stopped thinking about my looks and was just myself."
Author: Jane Kaczmarek
20. "Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared."
Author: Jane Porter
21. "Inviting the invading army over for dinner, buffet style, is a bad idea. Especially when I just took a bath in the last of your mac and cheese."
Author: Jarod Kintz
22. "When I see a poor person I think of me, and then I think, maybe I should pay my clones for all the work they do for me. Then I think, nah, they're only slaves. Through my clones, I am a slave to myself."
Author: Jarod Kintz
23. "When we awake it is the animal, the plant, that thinks in us. Primitive thought without the least disguise. We see a terrible universe, because we see clearly. A little later, intelligence introduces its impeding contrivances. It brings the little toys which man invents in order to hide the void. It is then that we think we are seeing clearly. We attribute our uneasiness to the miasmas of the brain as it passes from dream to reality."
Author: Jean Cocteau
24. "I have a hands-off policy when it comes to my larynx."
Author: Jeffrey Donovan
25. "IT'S NICE WHEN YOU DECIDE TO LIKE SOMEONEAND, WITHOUT DECLARING YOURSELF,DO WHAT'S POSSIBLETO FURTHER HIS HAPPINESS.THIS CAN TAKE THE FORM OF GIFTS,LOVELY FOOD, PUBLICITY, ORADVANCED WARNING."
Author: Jenny Holzer
26. "Automation and technology would be a great boon if it were creative, if there were more leisure, more opportunity to engage in raising a family, providing guidance to the young, all the stuff we say we need. America will work if we're all in it together. It'll work when there's a shared sense of destiny. It can be done!"
Author: Jerry Brown
27. "Loneliness is a hard thing to handle. I feel it, sometimes. When I do, I want it to end. Sometimes, when you're near someone, when you touch them on some level that is deeper than the uselessly structured formality of casual civilized interaction, there's a sense of satisfaction in it. Or at least, there is for me. It doesn't have to be someone particularly nice. You don't have to like them. You don't even have to want to work with them. You might even want to punch them in the nose. Sometimes just making that connection is its own experience, its own reward."
Author: Jim Butcher
28. "I spoke Spanish when I was three, and then Maltese. I love dictionaries. I like foreigners. My dad moved every year before I was 14, and I learnt to like abroad. I'm not scared of change."
Author: John Lloyd
29. "Take a strict view of their excrements, and, from the colour, the odour, the taste, the consistence, the crudeness or maturity of digestion, form a judgment of their thoughts and designs; because men are never so serious, thoughtful, and intent, as when they are at stool..."
Author: Jonathan Swift
30. "Our liberty will not be secured at the sword's point... We must secure it by making ourselves worthy of it. And when the people reaches that height, God will provide a weapon, the idols will be shattered, tyranny will crumble like a house of cards, and liberty will shine out like the first dawn."
Author: José Rizal
31. "There are times with your friends when you just have to put their whole mess out of your mind for a while."
Author: Julie Powell
32. "And the bleak one? Bowen? What's his damage? Why does he look so bad?""He lost someone verra close to him.""I'm sorry," she said softly. "When did it happen?""Early eighteen hundreds.""And he still hasn't recovered?""He's gotten worse." Lachlain rested his forehead against hers. "It's our nature, Emma."
Author: Kresley Cole
33. "Cause when it comes to you, darlin', I got no fuckin' sense. You fuckin' pull me in until you're all I can fuckin' see. Suddenly, I can't fuckin' breathe, but I don't care 'cause you, babe, you're you. And I ain't ever met anyone as fuckin' perfect as you."
Author: Madeline Sheehan
34. "Lying in bed, half-covered by the blankets, I would drowsily ask why he had come to my door that night long ago. It had become a ritual for us, as it does for all lovers: where, when, why? remember...I understand even old people rehearse their private religion of how they first loved, most guarded of secrets. And he would answer, sleep blurring his words, "Because I had to." The question and the answer were always the same. Why? Because I had to."
Author: Margaret George
35. "One of the grubby truths about a loss is that you don't just mourn the dead person, you mourn the person you got to be when the lost one was alive. This loss might even be what affects you the most."
Author: Meghan O'Rourke
36. "When I was a kid everyone used to call me pork 'n."
Author: Michael Biehn
37. "Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."
Author: Oprah Winfrey
38. "Whenever there's something wrong with your writing, suspect that there's something wrong with your thinking."
Author: Patricia T. O'Conner
39. "The smile that flickers on a baby's lips when he sleeps- does anyone know where it was born? Yes, there is a rumor that a young pale beam of a crescent moon touched the edge of a vanishing autumn cloud, and there the smile was first born in the dream of a dew-washed morning."
Author: Rabindranath Tagore
40. "Parenting is a giant responsibility forever, so we need to learn how to drop the guilt and go easy on ourselves when we mess up."
Author: Rachael Bermingham
41. "In biology, nothing is clear, everything is too complicated, everything is a mess, and just when you think you understand something, you peel off a layer and find deeper complications beneath. Nature is anything but simple."
Author: Richard Preston
42. "Well, when I was a kid, I grew up in San Diego next to the ocean. The ocean was my friend - my best friend."
Author: Robert Ballard
43. "No one can tell, when two people walk closely together, what unconscious communication one mind may have with another"
Author: Robert Barr
44. "Scuffing her bare feet into slippers, she shrugged into a silk robe, then hesitated, looking down at Perrin. He would be able to see her clearly, if he woke, but to her, he was just a shadowed mound. She wished her mother were there, now, to advise her. She loved Perrin with every fiber of her being, and he confused every fiber. Actually understanding men was impossible, of course, but he was so unlike anyone she had grown up with. He never swaggered, and instead of laughing at himself, he was... modest. She had not believed a man could be modest! He insisted that only chance had made him a leader, claimed he did not know how to lead, when men who met him were ready to follow after an hour. He dismissed his own thinking as slow, when those slow, considering thoughts saw so deeply that she had to dance a merry jig to keep any secrets at all. He was a wonderful man, her curly-haired wolf. So strong. And so gentle."
Author: Robert Jordan
45. "The mere exposure effect explains many facets of our lives, such as why it's so hard to find someone who can prepare our childhood favorites like Mom did, and it also holds when we see the latest fashion trends prominently featured in stores, catalogs, and finally on people we know.In addition, when a trend emerges, it sends the message that it's becoming increasingly accepted. When we see the supplies of multiple independent retailers simultaneously shift in one way, we assume the demand has shifted as well. Of course, the change may actually be driven by the prediction of a future shift in demand, which may or may not materialize, but it still affects people's choices."
Author: Sheena Iyengar
46. "At the time when this famous historical battle was fought in Kosovo, the people were looking at the stars, expecting aid from them. Now, six centuries later, they are looking at the stars again, waiting to conquer them."
Author: Slobodan Milosevic
47. "When humans were young, they were pushed around in strollers. When they were old, they were pushed around in wheelchairs. In between, they were just pushed around."
Author: Tom Robbins
48. "Her soliloquy crystallized itself into little fragmentary phrases emerging suddenly from the turbulence of her thought, particularly when she had to exert herself in any way, either to move, to count money, or to choose a turning. "To know the truth--to accept without bitterness"-- those, perhaps, were the most articulate of her utterances, for no one could have made head or tail of the queer gibberish murmured in front of the statue of Francis, Duke of Bedford..."
Author: Virginia Woolf
49. "Princess. By S. Morgenstern. It's a kids' classic. Tell him I'll quiz him on it when I'm back next week and that he doesn't have to like it or anything, but if he doesn't, tell him I'll kill myself. Give him that message exactly please; I wouldn't want to apply any extra pressure or anything."
Author: William Goldman
50. "'Big Bang Theory' is not my kind of show. It's not my humor. I don't like multicam comedies. I don't want an audience to tell me when to laugh."
Author: Zachary Knighton

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The small things of life were often so much bigger than the great things . . . the trivial pleasure like cooking, one's home, little poems especially sad ones, solitary walks, funny things seen and overheard."
Author: Barbara Pym

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