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1. "Either you are a good Virgo or a crazy Virgo! The good Virgo side of me is educating and raising the children - being there for them."
Author: Carine Roitfeld
2. "Nowhere can a secret keepAlways secret, dark and deep,Half so well as in the past,Buried deep to last, to last.Keep it in your own dark heart.Otherwise the rumors start.After many years have buriedSecrets over which you worried,No confidant can then betrayAll the words you didn't say.Only you can then exhumeSecrets safe within the tombOf memory, of memory,Within the tomb of memory.-The Book of Counted Sorrows"
Author: Dean Koontz
3. "Cow," Tanith muttered, and that was it, the floodgates opened, and Stephanie doubled over with laughter that echoed throughout the warehouse. Tanith pointed at Stephanie and backed away. "Skulduggery, she's not being professional!"
Author: Derek Landy
4. "Elliot folded her hands in her lap as Felicia entered the building. She figured Kai would follow, but he remained still, standing over her like a guard. His shadow fell across her lap, and she traced its edges with her hands. The places he's touched her - her torso, her chest, her elbow - still tingled. His words echoed in her ears. He hadn't spoken a word to her directly since that night in the barn. She soaked up every syllable like it was rain on parched soil."You're all right""Careful""Can you stand on your own?"
Author: Diana Peterfreund
5. "The most degrading cross has always produced the greatest glory and force, as long as the humility of the martyrdom is sincere. But do you have that humility? What you need is not a challenge but infinite humility and humiliation! You mustn't despise those who judge you, but believe in them sincerely, as in a great church; then you will triumph over them and turn them toward you by your example, and you will be united in love--ah, if only you could endure it!"
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
6. "A song is like a saddle: you ride it for a while, and if it's the right kind of song you can sing it for the rest of your life."
Author: Glen Hansard
7. "A bath is not enough to remove all your dirt if you are dirty from inside."
Author: Hussain Rasheed
8. "The ragged cat drags its belly across where the grass is short and the stones are sharp, under the lilacs that have no flowers. The flower smell is gone and the white falls off the trees. Seeds, Lark says, little seeds with parachutes to fly them, Termite, all in your hair, and she runs her fingers through his hair, saying how long and how pretty. He wants the grass long and strong, sounding whispers when it moves, but the mower cuts it. The mower cuts and cuts like a yowling knife. He hears the mower cutting and smells the grass pouring out all over the ground, the green stain so sharp and wet it spills and spills. The mower cuts everything away and Nick Tucci follows the mower, cutting and cutting while the orange cat growls low to move its soft parts across the chipped sharp stones. Deep under the lilacs where no one sees, the orange cat waits for the roar to stop."
Author: Jayne Anne Phillips
9. "Ritual maturity is not defined by how well one applies Biblical principles to "suppress sin". If you are capable of suppressing your sins or managing them, you would have no need for a Redeemer."
Author: John Paul Warren
10. "What is man—and of course the writer means all of us puny little insignificant creatures—what is a mere human being that God who made the immense universe should ever notice?' She chuckled. 'The sky does take you down to size.'Not even big as bugs. Not even a speck of dust to the nearest star,' Angel agreed.But the psalmist answers his own question. "Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor..." 'What?' Angel asked, not sure she had heard right.A little lower than the angels, crowned with glory and honor.'The real angels? Do you believe that?'Yes, Angel, I do. When people look down on me, and these days'—she laughed shortly—'these days everyone over the age of five does. When people look down on me, I remember that God looks at this pitiful, twisted old thing that I have become and crowns me with glory."
Author: Katherine Paterson
11. "Dare leaned in her window. "Be smart, Priss, and listen to Trace."Priss scowled at him. "Why doesn't he have to listen to me?"After a long stare-off, Dare peered past Priss to Trace and said, totally deadpan, "Listen to Priss."
Author: Lori Foster
12. "Dear friend, dear trembling partner, what surprises you most in what you feel, earth's radiance or your own delight?"
Author: Louise Glück
13. "And watch your tongue. I happen to be partial to humans - most, anyway. Clowns, not so much. Those evil bastards never stop smiling."Niccolo didn't know what these "clowns" were, but he made a mental not to stay away if he ever encountered one. Sounded unpleasant."
Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
14. "I would not choose to live in any age but my own; advances in medicine alone, and the consequent survival of children with access to these benefits, should preclude any temptation to trade for the past. But we cannot understand history if we saddle the past with pejorative categories based on our bad habits for dividing continua into compartments of increasing worth towards the present. These errors apply to the vast paleontological history of life, as much as to the temporally trivial chronicle of human beings. I cringe every time I read that this failed business, or that defeated team, has become a dinosaur is succumbing to progress. Dinosaur should be a term of praise, not opprobrium. Dinosaurs reigned for more than 100 million years and died through no fault of their own; Homo sapiens is nowhere near a million years old, and has limited prospects, entirely self-imposed, for extended geological longevity."
Author: Stephen Jay Gould
15. "Keep a smile, It will enrich your profile.Don't be sad,It only effects bad."
Author: Vishal Bhojwani
16. "I would advise you to write, my dear friend, because with your active nature, solitude is simply intolerable to you, and after some time your solitude would become perhaps attractive if you were to people it with creatures of your own fancy."
Author: Wilfrid Laurier

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