[Lightning Goes Up. It Shoots Right Up From The Ground And Into The Cloud. This What The Encyclopedia Says In The Section On Climate And Weather. I Reread This Passage A Couple Of Times To Make Sure I Hadn't Gone Batty—but No, Lightning Goes Up.]

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George Berkeley Quotes

"From my own being, and from the dependency I find in myself and my ideas, I do, by an act of reason, necessarily infer the existence of a God, and of all created things in the mind of God."

Albert Ehrenstein Quotes

"Once a day has begun eventfully, it generally carries on being every bit as lively."

Hume Nisbet Quotes

"Through silent alleys where dark shadows fleeted past them like forest beasts on the prowl; through bustling market-places where bloaters predominated, into crammed gin-palaces where the gas flashed over faces whereon was stamped the indelible impression of a protest against creation; brushing tatters which were in gruesome harmony with the haggard or bloated features.("The Phantom Model"

Robert Moog Quotes

"I was never worried that synthesizers would replace musicians. First of all, you have to be a musician in order to make music with a synthesizer."

Elena Mauli Shapiro Quotes

"Si il y a des sorcières, cetta fille-là en est une."

Caroline De Leon Quotes

"Knowing your responsibilities doesnt make you mature but acting up on it does."

James Van Pelt Quotes

"The teacher took two long strides and stood beside Parkers desk. Before the boy could speak, Mr. Earl threw the desktop open. For a second, he stared into it. A white glow reflected off his face."What is this?" he said, as he reached toward the brightness. "Careful, Mr. Earl," Parker started to say, but it was too late.The teacher screeched before lurching against the desk. He went down quickly, his feet vanishing into the desk last."

Megan Fox Quotes

"Sarcasm doesnt translate in print at all."

Iggy Azalea Quotes

"I do absolutely nothing, actually, believe it or not. People will probably hate me for saying that, but I guess Im one of those lucky horrible people who, no matter what I eat, I dont gain a pound. My whole family is just like that. Theyre all skinny and tall, and I guess, so am I."

Ryan Hall Quotes

"It took years, honestly, to deal with the disappointment of Beijing."

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Quotes About Savings

"My first company failed completely. And it failed at about ten months old. I had about 12 months of savings, so when it failed I was thinking: Do I go back to work? And at that point I believed so deeply in what I was doing that I couldnt imagine anything else other than trying to make this business work." - Author: Kathryn Minshew

Quotes About Country Trucks

"In my opinion, if there is one extremely legitimate use for petroleum besides running wood chippers and front-end loaders to handle compost, its making plastic for season extension. It parks many of the trucks [for cross-country produce transportation]. With the trucks parked, greenhouses, tall tunnels, and more seasonal, localized eating, can we feed ourselves? We still have to answer that burning question." - Author: Joel Salatin

Quotes About Being Ticked Off

"Being dropped by your stalker is pretty bad. I mean he watches you week-in, week-out for almost a year, and then you have sex and hes like ‘wham, bam, thank you, maam. We no longer require your position as victim. Dont call us; well call you. Its not you…its me. Were just at different stages of our stalker/stalkee relationship. I need space. How pathetic are you? Youre actually ticked off that your stalker is no longer skulking around in the shadows. Thats just…pitiful." - Author: Belle Aurora

Quotes About Thankless Friends

"So fare thee well, poor devil of a Sub-Sub, whose commentator I am. Thou belongest to that hopeless, sallow tribe which no wine of this world will ever warm; and for whom even Pale Sherry would be too rosy-strong; but with whom one sometimes loves to sit, and feel poor-devilish, too; and grow convivial upon tears; and say to them bluntly, with full eyes and empty glasses, and in not altogether unpleasant sadness— Give it up, Sub-Subs! For by how much more pains ye take to please the world, by so much the more shall ye for ever go thankless! Would that I could clear out Hampton Court and the Tuileries for ye! But gulp down your tears and hie aloft to the royal-mast with your hearts; for your friends who have gone before are clearing out the seven-storied heavens, and making refugees of long pampered Gabriel, Michael, and Raphael, against your coming. Here ye strike but splintered hearts together—there, ye shall strike unsplinterable glasses!" - Author: Herman Melville

Quotes About Death Of A Loved One Christian

"The vision of Van Helsing as a vampire is one before which my imagination balks; this is doubtless only a shortcoming on my part; he may have been well fitted for the role, since as we have seen he had already the power, by means of speech, to cast his victims into a stupor." - Author: Fred Saberhagen

Quotes About Chips

"I reached into the pile and pulled out a few connected chips and then was about to shove them into my mouth, when I saw what appeared to be the face of an angel sitting next to me. And, if it was in fact my actual guardian angel, then it probably would have been poor form not to offer a few chips to extend an olive branch." - Author: Phil Wohl

Quotes About Getting Tired Of Loving

"Im tired of making people sad and Im tired of disappointing them and Im tired of seeing them break. I have seen this too many times. He will be the last." - Author: James Frey

Quotes About Husbands Supporting Wives

"Ah! how annoying that the law doesnt allow a woman to change husbands just as one does shirts." - Author: Moliere

Quotes About Humanities Self Destruction

"The pleasure-centered person, too soon bored with each succeeding level of "fun," constantly cries for more and more. So the next new pleasure has to be bigger and better, more exciting, with a bigger "high." A person in this state becomes almost entirely narcissistic, interpreting all of life in terms of the pleasure it provides to the self here and now." - Author: Stephen R. Covey

Quotes About Daye

"This Room"The room I entered was a dream of this room.Surely all those feet on the sofa were mine.The oval portraitof a dog was me at an early age.Something shimmers, something is hushed up.We had macaroni for lunch every dayexcept Sunday, when a small quail was inducedto be served to us. Why do I tell you these things?You are not even here." - Author: John Ashbery