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1. "That there is in this world neither brains, nor goodness, nor good sense, but only brute force. Bloodshed. Starvation. Death. That there was not the slightest hope not even a glimmer of hope, of justice being done. It would never happen. No one would ever do it. The world was just one big Babi Yar. And there two great forces had come up against each other and were striking against each other like hammer and anvil, and the wretched people were in between, with no way out; each individual wanted only to live and not be maltreated, to have something to eat, and yet they howled and screamed and in their fear they were grabbing at each other's throats, while I, little blob of watery jelly, was sitting in the midst of this dark world. Why? What for? Who had done it all? There was nothing, after all, to hope for! Winter. Night."
Author: A. Anatoli Kuznetsov
2. "I keep waiting, like in the cartoons, for an anvil to drop on my head."
Author: Angie Harmon
3. "My kinfolks thought more about character than about culture. They said culture could be acquired but character had to be formed. Character had to be hammered into shape like hot iron on an anvil. It had to be molded in the most exact and unrelenting form."
Author: Ben Robertson
4. "Lay me on an anvil, O God.Beat me and hammer me into a crowbar.Let me pry loose old walls.Let me lift and loosen old foundations.Lay me on an anvil, O God.Beat me and hammer me into a steel spike.Drive me into the girders that hold a skyscraper together.Take red-hot rivets and fasten me into the central girders.Let me be the great nail holding a skyscraper through blue nights into white stars."
Author: Carl Sandburg
5. "The Doctor is all of us, he lives and dies as all of us, and we need him to – because no matter the anvil-imagery of the Doctor as Christ, this is actually a far older and far simpler story than that. Everything changes. We all regenerate. I am not the same woman who first saw Rose ascend. Years go by and I become someone new, with the same memories but a new face, a new self."
Author: Catherine Valenti
6. "Never was the victory of patience more complete than in the early church. The anvil broke the hammer by bearing all the blows that the hammer could place upon it. The patience of the saints was stronger than the cruelty of tyrants."
Author: Charles H. Spurgeon
7. "A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living."
Author: Charles R. Swindoll
8. "He tries to force the anger down, but it's like an anvil on his chest. He closes his eyes, like Sammy taught him, and forces the anvil up; he softens."
Author: Chris Crutcher
9. "Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers, which are always repulsed by the anvil."
Author: Claude Adrien Helvetius
10. "Palestine is the anvil of our souls."
Author: Clovis Maksoud
11. "Bobby's eyes widened. Then he swallowed like there was an anvil in his throat."You want me..."She waited for him to continue but he didn't seem capable. So she shifted and the pain brought him back from wherever his glazed gaze had taken him."You want me to rip your underwear off?"Given the need to clamp her thighs together, she didn't care how he worded it. She nodded."I think I've died and gone to Heaven," he murmured."You will if you don't watch it, Wichowski. Just...reach under..."
Author: Dee Tenorio
12. "I grew up in Danville, Illinois, right in the middle of the state."
Author: Dick Van Dyke
13. "For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike. When you are the anvil, bear - when you are the hammer, strike."
Author: Edwin Markham
14. "One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines."
Author: Emile Zola
15. "...Our character was being forged on the anvil of the difficult experiences we were facing. We knew that if we remained committed to God's purposes for us, we would be prepared to face the future."
Author: George Foster
16. "Strip by strip the lash carved into Grace's shuddering flesh. My tears were falling by then, heavy drops, joining in the leaf dust with the blood that had begun to trickle from the table. My limbs were so weak that I could not even raise a hand to wipe the mucus that dripped from my nose.She had been lying with her head faced away from me. She lifted it then, and turned, so that we looked at one another. If an anvil had fallen from the sky at that moment and landed upon me, I could not have felt more crushed.(pg 39)"
Author: Geraldine Brooks
17. "No worst, there is none. Pitched past pitch of grief,More pangs will, schooled at forepangs, wilder wring.Comforter, where, where is your comforting?Mary, mother of us, where is your relief?My cries heave, herds-long; huddle in a main, a chief-woe, world-sorrow; on an age-old anvil wince and sing —Then lull, then leave off. Fury had shrieked 'No ling-ering! Let me be fell: force I must be brief'.O the mind, mind has mountains; cliffs of fallFrightful, sheer, no-man-fathomed. Hold them cheapMay who ne'er hung there. Nor does long our smallDurance deal with that steep or deep. Here! creep,Wretch, under a comfort serves in a whirlwind: allLife death does end and each day dies with sleep."
Author: Gerard Manley Hopkins
18. "Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate."
Author: Hubert H. Humphrey
19. "A hand landed on his shoulder like an anvil. "How'd you like to stay for dinner?" Butch looked up. The guy was wearing a baseball cap and had some kind of marking—was that a tattoo, on his face? "How'd you like to be dinner?" said another one, who looked like some kind of model."
Author: J.R. Ward
20. "Julie crossed her arms. "I'm serious. Flat Finn can't possibly go to school with her, right?""He already went to Brandeis so, no, he doesn't need to repeat seventh grade. Although they did make him take a bunch of tests in order to qualify out. He barely passed the oral exams, though, because the instructors found him withholding and tight-lipped. It's a terribly biased system, but at least he passed and won't have to suffer through the school's annual reenactment of the first Thanksgiving. He has a pilgrim phobia.""Funny. Really, what's the deal with Flat Finn?""After an unfortunate incident involving Wile E. Coyote and an anvil, Three Dimensional Finn had to change his name."
Author: Jessica Park
21. "Everyone stopped to blink at that for a second. I mean, come on. Impaled by a guided frozen turkey missile. Even by the standards of the quasi-immortal creatures of the night, that ain't something you see twice."For my next trick," I panted into the startled silence, "anvils."
Author: Jim Butcher
22. "If you knew you were going to die, wasn't it better to choose the time and place, instead of waiting for fate to drop on you like an anvil?"
Author: Jodi Picoult
23. "Suffer or triumph, be the hammer or the anvil."
Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
24. "Bloody hell, what did he hit me with? An anvil?""His fist.""You should put that fool in a bear-baiting pit. You'd make a fortune." Dougal struggled to rise.Sophia helped him on one side, Mary slipping under his other arm.The wind swirled a bit harder, sending dust into the air."Heavens!" Mary said, glancing over their heads at the sky. "That's the third thunderhead as has passed this way today."Sophia turned. A huge bank of thunderclouds hung overhead, roiling as if alive."We should get inside," she said uneasily.Dougal didn't even glance at the clouds as he held a hand over his bruised eye and cheek. "Bloody hell, I can barely see."
Author: Karen Hawkins
25. "I reach up to brush my hair back out of my eyes so I can look around and attempt to determine what the hell is going on. The only three things that I know for certain took place last night are that one -- small elves climbed up my body and tied my hair into a mass of tiny knots, two -- I must have slept with my mouth open because something crawled into it and died and three -- I was sucked through a vortex into some animated world where an anvil was dropped on my head."
Author: Katja Millay
26. "The country blacksmith who employs no journeyman is never conscious of any conflict between the capital invested in his anvil, hammer and bellows, and the labor he performs with them, because in fact, there is none."
Author: Leland Stanford
27. "Life's a forge -Yes, and hammer and anvil, too. You'll be roasted, smelted, and pounded, and you'll scarce know what's happening toyou. But stand proudly to it. Metal'sworthless till it is shaped andtempered. More labor than luck. Face the pounding, don't fear the proving; and you'll stand well against any hammer and anvil."
Author: Lloyd Alexander
28. "The work of Renny's bow, Anvil's teeth, Nathaniel's fists and the four swords of the others brought the fight to a quick close."
Author: Nicole Sager
29. "It is a fantastic initiative by the ministry to develop Aakash Tablet, a mobile device that can be utilised by students anywhere. It was successfully tried out. The second and third versions have come out and the fourth version is on the anvil."
Author: Pallam Raju
30. "And as soon as you accepted that the man's breakdown was a consequence of his war experience rather than his own innate weakness, then inevitably the war became the issue. And the therapy was a test, not only of the genuineness of the individual's symptoms, but also of the validity of the demands the war was making on him. Rivers had survived partly by suppressing his awareness of this. But then along came Sassoon and made the justifiability of the war a matter for constant, open debate, and that suppression was no longer possible. At times it seemed to Rivers that all his other patients were the anvil and that Sassoon was the hammer. Inevitably there were times when he resented this. As a civilian, Rivers's life had consisted of asking questions, and devising methods by which truthful answers could be obtained, but there are limits to how many fundamental questions you want to ask in a working day that starts before eight am and doesn't end till midnight."
Author: Pat Barker
31. "Welcome to Morganville.You'll never want to leave.And even if you do...well, you can't. Sorry about that."
Author: Rachel Caine
32. "Run first,' Shane said. 'Mourn later.'It was the perfect motto for Morganville."
Author: Rachel Caine
33. "Morley put his hand over his heart and bowed from the waist, a gesture that somehow reminded Claire ofMyrnin. It reminded her she missed him, too, which was just wrong. She should not be missing Morganville,or anyone in it. Especially not the crazy boss vampire who'd put fang marks in her neck that would never,ever go away. She was doomed to high-necked shirts because of him.But she did miss him."
Author: Rachel Caine
34. "You know what we call pedestrians in Morganville? Mobile bloodbanks."
Author: Rachel Caine
35. "Nothing here is like fighting vampires,' I said. 'It's more like fighting smoke. I think I liked it when I had an actual enemy to face.''Oh, don't worry, you have some. We just haven't seen them yet,' Jesse said. 'But we will. And wham we do...' She showed fang, just a flash; anybody who happened to catch a glimpse would have doubted their sanity, especially since the teeth disappeared in a flash. 'When we do, we'll settle this Morganville style."
Author: Rachel Caine
36. "No way they could threaten him, not even with Amelie; he'd already given Amelie the finger on the way out of Morganville and he clearly wasn't worried about her coming after him— or, if so, what would happen when she did."
Author: Rachel Caine
37. "Shane, honey, in Morganville, friends are the only things that keep you alive."
Author: Rachel Caine
38. "Bite Me!-Shane Collins to Eve Rosser.The Morganville Vampire Series"
Author: Rachel Caine
39. "Ah, Morganville. Where dressing to hide blood stains was just good daily planning."
Author: Rachel Caine
40. "Amelie said, "I won't be your servant in Morganville. Nor should you be mine. Equals." She offered her hand to him, and he looked down at it, clearly taken aback. But he took it. "Now defend what is ours, my partner."He grinned … grinned! … and whirled to meet Myrnin in midleap as Myrnin attacked."
Author: Rachel Caine
41. "...& she, armed with both & abandoning the joys of reason that had meant so much to her as well as me, made a suitably advantageous marriage with an ironmonger with a face like an anvil & a soul like a slag, & so I never saw her freckles fade, her auburn hair dull, never had to watch our love turn to that non-colour, white.-pg 115"
Author: Richard Flanagan
42. "Hammer the iron that lies on your anvil instead of daydreaming about working silver."
Author: Robert Jordan
43. "Snowmageddon.Dirty glacial clouds hammered the city's anvil. On the District of Columbia's northwestern edge, gusts of snow rolled across the Park Road Bridge like volcanic ash."
Author: Simon Conway
44. "ZENITHNOON beats outon its solar anvilthe rays of light"
Author: Sonia Delaunay
45. "We could use all the blessings we could get. The impact of what we were about to do hit me like an anvil on Wile E. Coyote's head. We were heading out to stop Satan's son and save the world from certain destruction. Piece of cake."
Author: Terri Clark
46. "Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is rightwise king born of all England."
Author: Thomas Malory
47. "She had written Darcy the letter and posted it from her husband's tenth-story office while he was away in some strumpet's bed. And then she'd transformed herself into a bird, and then an anvil, and then a corpse."
Author: Thomas Mullen
48. "An educated man who studies hammer but doesn't know anything about an anvil is an uneducated man."
Author: Vikrant Parsai
49. "The anvil never takes advice from the hammer."
Author: Vikrant Parsai
50. "I first set the needle on this record and bingo! the whole mechanism begins: the record player's arm tugs at a thread as the record plays; the thread pulls over this glass and lets this marble loose; the marble rolls down this miniature slide and snap! the spring is released, cutting off your heads! Brilliant!'And just to be on the safe side,' he continued, 'this crossbow will shoot you as the trap is released, the axe will chop you in half and the anvil will crush you to pieces!''And do you see this gun?' Ratigan asked with a smile. 'In case you hadn't noticed, dear friends, it's also pointed at you! Ha! Ha! Ha!' Ratigan burst you laughing"
Author: Walt Disney Company

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