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Nancy Mitford Quotes

"The worst of being a Communist is the parties you may go to are - well - awfully funny and touching but not very gay...I dont see the point of sad parties, do you? And Left-wing people are always sad because they mind dreadfully about their causes, and the causes are always going so badly."

Maryanne OHara Quotes

"Maybe all men should have to fight for something sometime in their lives. Im thirty-three years old and Ive never had to fight for a blessed thing, have I?"

Piers Morgan Quotes

"There is a type of snobbish, pompous journalist who thinks that the only news that has any validity is war, famine, pestilence or politics. I dont come from that school."

Mary Elizabeth Winstead Quotes

"I think thinking about becoming an adult, and having to face up to your problems and face up to your insecurities, is difficult for everybody."

Ed Helms Quotes

"I like being from a city that is not entrenched in show business. When youre in New York City or Los Angeles, even if youre not dealing with show business, theres still this sense that its the center of the universe."

Walter Pater Quotes

"He...preferred always the more to the less remote, what, seeming exceptional, was an instance of law more refined..."

Allyse Near Quotes

"Once upon a time, Isola Wilde was watching late-night television with her eldest brother, Alejandro, when Channel 12 broadcast a live suicide."

Horst Kornberger Quotes

"It takes courage and maturity to realise your own story."

Thomas Cole Quotes

"How lovely are the portals of the night, when stars come out to watch the daylight die."

Rafael Nadal John Carlin Quotes

"Enduring means accepting. Accepting things as they are and not as you would wish them to be, and then looking ahead, not behind."

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Quotes About Classic Books

"As a child, I read because books–violent and not, blasphemous and not, terrifying and not–were the most loving and trustworthy things in my life. I read widely, and loved plenty of the classics so, yes, I recognized the domestic terrors faced by Louisa May Alcotts March sisters. But I became the kid chased by werewolves, vampires, and evil clowns in Stephen Kings books. I read books about monsters and monstrous things, often written with monstrous language, because they taught me how to battle the real monsters in my life.And now I write books for teenagers because I vividly remember what it felt like to be a teen facing everyday and epic dangers. I dont write to protect them. Its far too late for that. I write to give them weapons–in the form of words and ideas-that will help them fight their monsters. I write in blood because I remember what it felt like to bleed." - Author: Sherman Alexie

Quotes About Pizza Party

"I also thought about that seminar classmate on Adams ninth birthday. Adam had insisted on going to a pizza-and-games arcade for his party. The only person hed invited besides his sisters was someone Ill call Lonnie, whom Adam claimed to be his girlfriend. Although I had often heard Adam sing about Lonnie, I had never met her, or seen Adam interact with any girl. I was afraid that he would start humping her leg the second she came in range. These were fears Id sustained since before he was born; I though all people with Down syndrome were grossly overaffectionate. I was grossly wrong." - Author: Martha N. Beck

Quotes About Analyzing

"I could still see that Pauline was one of the most beautiful girls I had ever met, but of the ancient fire which had caused me to bung my heart at her feet that night at the Plaza there remained not a trace. Analysing this, if analyzing is the word I want, I came to the conclusion that this changed outlook was due to the fact that she was so dashed dynamic. Unquestionably an eyeful, Pauline Stoker had the grave defect of being one of those girls who want you to come and swim a mile before breakfast and rout you out when you are trying to snatch a wink of sleep after lunch for a merry five sets of tennis." - Author: P.G. Wodehouse

Quotes About Time Flies

"In a surreal gift from the universe, time both stands still and flies past you in that singular moment when you find out someone you once loved is gone." - Author: Rachel Thompson

Quotes About Transportation

"They didnt tell Miles what their destination was. He only knew they traveled south, and hed as soon have done so on a mode of transportation other than the camel.The creatures bore heavy inanimate burdens calmly enough. But his showed a marked aversion to being ridden. The camel made insulting noises as Miles circled it, looking for a place to get on. The animal complained loudly and cursed him bitterly in camel language when he was finally seated. It snarled and growled and turned around to give him venomous looks. Then, as youd expect, it flatly refused to obey him. When Miles tried to turn its head, it tried to bite his feet. When he snapped at the animal to behave, it promptly lay down. When at last the humor seized it to get up, it made sure to throw Miles back and forth violently in the process." - Author: Loretta Chase

Quotes About Wound

"Hatsumomos lovely smille grew... until her lips were as rich and full as drops of blood beading at the edge of a wound" - Author: Arthur Golden

Quotes About Bootlickers

"Top-down authority structures turn employees into bootlickers, breed pointless struggles for political advantage, and discourage dissent." - Author: Gary Hamel

Quotes About Flaws Being Beautiful

"This was middle school, the age of miracles, the time when kids shot up three inches over the summer, when breasts bloomed from nothing, when voices dipped and dove. Our first flaws were emerging, but they were being corrected. Blurry vision could be fixed invisibly with the magic of the contact lens. Crooked teeth were pulled straight with braces. Spotty skin could be chemically cleared. Some girls were turning beautiful. A few boys were growing tall." - Author: Karen Thompson Walker

Quotes About Maria Montessori

"A method of schooling founded by the Italian educator Maria Montessori that emphasizes collaborative, explorative learning, and whose alumni include Googles founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page; Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales; video-game designer Will Wright; Amazons founder, Jeff Bezos; chef Julia Child; and rap impresario Sean Combs." - Author: Daniel Coyle

Quotes About Saltus

"Legally, Moosbruggers case could be summed up in-a sentence. Hewas one of those borderline cases in law and forensic medicineknown even to the layman as a case of diminished responsibility.These unfortunates typically suffer not only substandard healthbut also have a substandard disease, Nature has a peculiar prefer-ence for producing such people in droves. Natura non fecit saltus,she makes no jumps but prefers gradual transitions; even on thegrand scale she keeps the world in a transitional state between imbe-cility and sanity." - Author: Robert Musil