[I Once Did Something Right. I Played First-rate Basketball. I Really Did. And After You're First-rate At Something, No Matter What, It Kind Of Takes The Kick Out Of Being Second-rate.]

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Charles Baxter Quotes

"When you break the heart of the philosopher, you must apply great force and cunning strategy, but when the deed is completed, the heart lies in great stony ruin at your feet. If you succeed in breaking it, the job is done once and for all. It will not be repaired."

Madeline Hunter Quotes

"My incomparable beloved, Seven months you have been gone, and I fear you will never return. I await your brief, infrequent letters like a boy, desperate for any small indication that you remember I exist, hoping for evidence that you tire of that foreign land where you now live. I read your missives a hundred times for the slightest intimation that you will be coming home. The part of my mind that does nothing but wait grows daily, and soon nothing will be left to attend to lifes duties. One word, my love, just one; that is all I seek. One word to let me know that you will not stay away forever, and that I will at least have your presence and friendship in my life, even if I can never have your passion and your love."--Julian Hampton to Penelope, Countess of Glasbury"

Gregg Rosenblum Quotes

"Right, whats there possibly to worry about?" she said. "Just some surgery in the garage with a drunk doctor."Little miss," said Doc, pointing a finger at Cass. "Im drinking. Im not drunk. Theres a difference." He took another sip from his cup. "But in another ten minutes or so, that might change, so you should stop stalling."

Joe Miller Quotes

"If you like big government, move to Massachusetts."

Rishi Piparaiya Quotes

"Screw the shops; I want a duty-free office."

Douglas Feith Quotes

"Peace, of course, is different from divorce; indeed, in essential respects, divorce is the opposite of peace."

Tokugawa Ieyasu Quotes

"Patience means restraining ones inclinations."

Bob Harrington Quotes

"A faith to live by, a self to live with, and a purpose to live for."

Potter Stewart Quotes

"Swift justice demands more than just swiftness."

Tim Willocks Quotes

"She thought little of her ordeal. Cruelty was part of nature, like a winter frost; something to be survived and then forgotten (p.689)"

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"...[That] is my dilemma. Because if I was led by God to love God, step by step, as it seemed, if I accept that the beauty and the rapture were real and true, the rest of it was Gods will too, and that gentlemen is cause for bitterness. But if I am simply a deluded ape who took a lot of old folktales far too seriously, then I brought all this on myself and my companions and the whole business becomes farcical, doesnt it. The problem with atheism, I find, under these circumstances...is that I have no one to despise but myself. If, however, I choose to believe that God is vicious, then at least I have the solace of hating God." - Author: Mary Doria Russell

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