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1. "After an hour of gliding though the crowd and two glasses of tepid wine later, Penelope had reached the spiritual state of being merrily tipsy. It was that perfect state when everything starts looking wonderful and every tragedy turns into a comedy."
Author: Anya Wylde
2. "We must not listen to those who advise us 'being men to think human thoughts, and being mortal to think mortal thoughts' but must put on immortality as much as possible and strain every nerve to live according to that best part of us, which, being small in bulk, yet much more in its power and honour surpasses all else."
Author: Aristotle
3. "A guy next to me sees the massive bruise on my arm. "God, what a wuss! You got bruised from playing dodge ball?" I look at him, and I realize that I don't know him. I don't even recognize him from walking through the halls or assemblies. I couldn't tell you what grade he's in or what classes he takes. So why does he even bother? Why does he even bother being mean to me?"
Author: Barry Lyga
4. "I used to draw stickmen with star glasses when I was at school. I didn't realise that would end up being me! The whole idea was that the glasses had mirrors, and if a youngster looked at me, they'd see themselves. Everybody is a star."
Author: Bootsy Collins
5. "Everybody has a soul." I turn to Pelly. "And that means you, too." "I'm not so sure of that," he says. "What does it feel like?" "Having a soul?" I look at Maxine, but she only shrugs. "I don't know," I tell Pelly. "I don't have anything to compare it to- you know, what not having a sould would feel like." We fall into a kind of awkward silence. I don't know about the others, but I'm working on what a soul is and not coming up with a whole lot. I mean, I just always thought of it as me- what I feel like being me. But surely Pelly feels like himself, so that means he's got a soul right? But if that's not your soul, then what is? It's weird and not something you really think about, is it?"
Author: Charles De Lint
6. "Everything I've ever done was out of fear of being mediocre."
Author: Chet Atkins
7. "Back when I was five, I thought my mom was being mean to me, so I decided to run away. Carried my slingshot with me because I was a big strong man, you see. Could take care of myself. I believe I also took a flashlight and a package of Oreos."Despite my embarrassement, I couldn't help smiling. "I think you packed better than I did."I swaggered out of the house where we were staying and took myself all the way to...the far corner of the backyard. There I made my stand. Stayed out there all day, until it started to reain. I hadn't thought about taking an umbrella."The best laid plans." I sighed.I know. It's tragic. I cam back in, all wet and my stomach aching from eating about twenty Oreo, and my mom--who is a smart lady even is she drives me nuts--well, she acted like nothing happened." Lucas shrugged."
Author: Claudia Gray
8. "Of course, I didn't imagine then that I could have had a real relationship with any guy. I thought that by virtue of being me I was disqualified."
Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
9. "Among the earliest forms of human self-awareness was the awareness of being meat."
Author: David Quammen
10. "I'm losing myself trying to competeWith everyone else instead of just being meDon't know where to turnI've been stuck in this routineI need to change my waysInstead of always being weakI don't wanna be afraidI wanna wake up feeling beautiful todayAnd know that I'm okay'Cause everyone's perfect in unusual waysYou see, I just wanna believe in me"
Author: Demi Lovato
11. "I grew up with the understanding that the world I lived in was one where people enjoyed a sort of freedom to communicate with each other in privacy, without it being monitored, without it being measured or analyzed or sort of judged by these shadowy figures or systems, any time they mention anything that travels across public lines."
Author: Edward Snowden
12. "I started out pursuing an acting career out of college when I lived in Los Angeles. When I got an entry into broadcasting, I preferred it. I liked being me, rather than dressing up to be someone else. Now I'm 30 and doing a career of my own and have been in this career for eight years."
Author: Eleanor Mondale
13. "[This is] the only period in all human history when people were proud of being modern. For though to-day is always to-day and the moment is always modern, we are the only men in all history who fell back upon bragging about the mere fact that to-day is not yesterday. I fear that some in the future will explain it by saying that we had precious little else to brag about. For, whatever the medieval faults, they went with one merit. Medieval people never worried about being medieval; and modern people do worry horribly about being modern."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
14. "This is what I would like. To play in those fields for a little longer. To spend a little more time being me before I become someone else. This is what I would like."
Author: Garth Stein
15. "I think it's unnecessary to be mean for the sake of being mean, but I do believe you have to be truthful, but with love."
Author: Geri Halliwell
16. "I find I still adore walking. Absurd, obviously, what with it being merely a case of putting one foot in front of the other and so on - but there you are."
Author: Glen Duncan
17. "Being Mexican... means being there for each other. It's togetherness, like a familia. We should be helping one another, cheering our friends on. --Under the Mesquite"
Author: Guadalupe Garcia McCall
18. "You just have to forgive them for being men."
Author: Heather Locklear
19. "Men cannot be men—much less good or heroic men—unless their actions have meaningful consequences to people they truly care about. Strength requires an opposing force, courage requires risk, mastery requires hard work, honor requires accountability to other men. Without these things, we are little more than boys playing at being men, and there is no weekend retreat or mantra or half-assed rite of passage that can change that. A rite of passage must reflect a real change in status and responsibility for it to be anything more than theater. No reimagined manhood of convenience can hold its head high so long as the earth remains the tomb of our ancestors"
Author: Jack Donovan
20. "I'm saying that some men are saints. Some are happy being meek and humble and unambitious. Some men are born content to be second-best."
Author: James Clavell
21. "Now you're being melodramatic. Must be part of the Shadow charm—all dark and gloomy."
Author: Jayde Scott
22. "Being memorable equals getting picked."
Author: Jeffrey Pfeffer
23. "What else? She is so beautiful. You don't get tired of looking at her. You never worry if she is smarter than you: You know she is. She is funny without ever being mean. I love her. I am so lucky to love her, Van Houten. You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers."
Author: John Green
24. "Being mean just for being mean's sake isn't funny."
Author: Kaitlin Olson
25. "Okay, sense of humor: plus one. Being able to laugh at yourself: plus one. Being able to laugh at other people without being mean: plus one. Vanity: minus one."
Author: Katie Aselton
26. "The moment he laid eyes on Kuga, I knew. There's a reason I'm doing this to him. I want to see it; how he's fallen in love with a guy, and how he makes him his own. And then what I've done will become a sharp knife, thrown right back at me.That's right. I just wanted to see.And the meaning behind the sharp knife flying towards me: Why not me? Why can't it be me? All this time, I would be lying if I said I've never wished for it, but by being merely an observer, I've somehow managed to distance myself.Kuga is a bright light, like the sun. I, on the other hand... (Yashiro)"
Author: Kou Yoneda
27. "So he likes being mean to you," she said. "And you like that he likes being mean to you.""And I like being mean to him, too, don't forget.""Of course not. Pleasure from meaness. There's a name for it: sadomasochism.""Thanks a lot." I said. "That's just what I need. A mental picture of Todd Harding laced up in a black leather bodysuit with a whip in one hand and his wang in the other."
Author: Kristin Walker
28. "I'm all for guys being butch and guys being men. I identify with that and appreciate that. But if I'm going to stab my gay brother in the back who isn't butch and who maybe acts a little bit more effeminate, what good is that?"
Author: Kyan Douglas
29. "Being me is no different than being most anyone else, I guess."
Author: Layne Staley
30. "If you feel your value lies in being merely decorative, I fear that someday you might find yourself believing that's all that you really are. Time erodes all such beauty, but what it cannot diminish is the wonderful workings of your mind: Your humor, your kindness, and your moral courage. These are the things I cherish so in you. I so wish I could give my girls a more just world. But I know you'll make it a better place." -- Marmee, Little Women"
Author: Louisa May Alcott
31. "When we use these words and we talk about plants having a strategy to do this or wanting this or desiring this, we're being metaphorical obviously. I mean, plants do not have consciousness. But, this is a fault of our own vocabulary. We don't have a very good vocabulary to describe what others species do to us, because we think we're the only species that really does anything."
Author: Michael Pollan
32. "And as Dad said to me, 'You can't always stop people from being mean. But you can stop them from making you mean."
Author: Mike Mason
33. "People don't mind being mean; but they never want to be ridiculous."
Author: Moliere
34. "Nothing that ever happens in life can take away the fact that I am me. So I have to go on being me."
Author: Monica Dickens
35. "I've got to have wheels," Theo called after him, and swore under his breath as he heard his fatherwalk down the stairs. "You might as well be dead out here without wheels." He flopped back on thebed to brood up at the ceiling.Maddy just shook her head. "You're such a moron, Theo.""You're so ugly, Maddy.""You're never going to get a car if you nag him. If I help you get a car, you have to drive me to themall twelve times, without being mean about it.""How are you going to help me get a car, you little geek?" But he was already considering. Shealmost always got what she wanted.She sauntered into the room, made herself at home. "First the deal. Then we discuss"
Author: Nora Roberts
36. "To teach Shelley to be more forceful, I resorted to a method you wouldn't find in any instructional. I made her plan and run a practice. She had to design the workout, set up the drills, push her teammates through them, and decide when something had been done well enough. I never said a word. For a good hour and a half she just stood there and watched. I was drained. Not only do you have to talk, you are in the drill. I just remember being mentally exhausted after that practice. But what a great way to develop leadership and ownership. —SHELLEY SEXTON COLLIER"
Author: Pat Summitt
37. "The Tragedy isn't Autism - The Tragedy is the lack of understanding of Autism, Lack of resources, Interventions not being met with the person in mind and Assumptions being made about the person."
Author: Paul Isaacs
38. "[On Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz]The answer is unknowable, but it may not be unreasonable to see him, at least in theological terms, as essentially a deist. He is a determinist: there are no miracles (the events so called being merely instances of infrequently occurring natural laws); Christ has no real role in the system; we live forever, and hence we carry on after our deaths, but then everything — every individual substance — carries on forever."
Author: Peter Loptson
39. "He'd asked if I felt the pull. I could'nt deny that I did. And that it terrified me.It wasn't like a crush. It wasn't like seeing a guy and thinking I'd like him to take me to the prom. It was soul-deep, as though he was everything, the one, forever. I had to remind myself that I barely knew the guy. But still I couldn't shake the feeling of being meant for each other - as corny as that sounded."
Author: Rachel Hawthorne
40. "But to paraphrase Henry Drummond in Inherit the Wind, ignorance and mediocrity are forever busy, and the forces of mediocrity aren't content with being mediocre; they'll do everything in their power to prevent even the humblest of teachers and children from accomplishing anything extraordinary. For good work shines a light on the failures of the mediocre, and that is a light which terrifies those who conspire to keep our nation's children, like themselves, ordinary."
Author: Rafe Esquith
41. "That's one of the compensations for being mediocre. One doesn't have to worry about becoming mediocre."
Author: Rebecca Goldstein
42. "This isn't a game. We don't want mediocre employees who can keep the status quo. We want souls. We want to win. And you've spent most of your time here being mediocre."
Author: Richelle Mead
43. "My first world is humanity. My second world is humanism. And, I live in the third world being merely a human."
Author: Santosh Kalwar
44. "In short, you can't have the truths without the Truth. Either Jesus is telling the truth about Himself, or He is lying about everything else too. None of this business about Jesus being merely an enlightened Buddha of sorts, offering wiser-than-average insights into how to live a healthy, balanced life. None of this quoting Jesus in order to make your own point about justice or fairness or peace on earth when you don't really believe what Jesus said about Himself."
Author: Sarah Arthur
45. "Legitimate First watched them go as they walked away. Sergeant Colon felt he was being measured up."I've always wondered about his name," said Nobby, turning and waving. "I mean...Legitimate?""Can't blame a mother for being proud, Nobby," said Colon."
Author: Terry Pratchett
46. "Being meek does not mean weakness, but it does mean behaving with goodness and kindness, showing strength, serenity, healthy self-worth, and self-control."
Author: The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints
47. "I know women are taught by other women that they must never admit the full truth to a man. But the highest form of affection is based on full sincerity on both sides. Not being men, these women don't know that in looking back on those he has had tender relations with, a man's heart returns closest to her who was the soul of truth in her conduct. The better class of man, even if caught by airy affectations of dodging and parrying, is not retained by them. A Nemesis attends the woman who plays the game of elusiveness too often, in the utter contempt for her that, sooner or later, her old admirers feel; under which they allow her to go unlamented to her grave."
Author: Thomas Hardy
48. "I'm trying to be entertaining without being mean."
Author: Tina Brown
49. "Janice rolled her eyes. First, the doctor had ogled her, and now Karr was leering at her and licking his lips lasciviously."Oh this is great. I'm being mentally undressed by a space pirate."
Author: William L. Lavell
50. "Hence! home, you idle creatures get you home:Is this a holiday? what! know you not,Being mechanical, you ought not walkUpon a labouring day without the signOf your profession? Speak, what trade art thou?"
Author: William Shakespeare

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