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1. "Sweet pea, what did you expect?""Something other than that.""Well, you shouldn't have. We human girls are a bit feistier than your Syrena females-Rayna being the exception of course.""But Emma's not human."Rachel shakes her head at him as if he's a child. "She's been human all her life. It's all she knows. The good news is, she can't date anyone right now.""Why's that?" Because to him, it sounded like maybe Emma thought she could."Because she's supposed to be dating you. And if I were you, I'd mark my territory as soon as I got back to school-if you know what I mean."He scowls. He hadn't planned on staying in school after Emma learned the truth-the whole purpose for going was to eventually get Emma to the beach. He didn't anticipate having to teach her how to become Syrena. And he didn't anticipate that up until yesterday she actually thought she was human. In fact, there's a list the length of his fin of things he didn't anticipate.Like how thick the school books are."
Author: Anna Banks
2. "In France we have a law which doesn't allow the press to publish a photo that you didn't approve. It lets the paparazzi take the picture, but if they publish this picture, you have the choice to sue the newspaper. So me, I always sued them."
Author: Audrey Tautou
3. "The reporters who came to the press conference in theoffice of the John Galt Line were young men who hadbeen trained to think that their job consisted ofconcealing from the world the nature of its events.It was their daily duty to serve as audience for somepublic figure who made utterances about the public good,in phrases carefully chosen to convey no meaning.It was their daily job to sling words together in anycombination they pleased, so long as the words did notfall into a sequence saying something specific.They could not understand the interview now beinggiven to them."
Author: Ayn Rand
4. "And so I was scared. I was scared of my own sexual hunger, which felt so secretive and uncharted, and I was scared of the sexual hunger of boys, which felt so vivid and overt, and I was terribly uncertain of the relationships between sex and power and value, which seemed so merged and hard to tease apart. In the midst of all that, I didn't exactly loathe my body, or feel ashamed of it, but I was deeply ashamed of my fear, which felt disabling and immature and woefully, painfully uncool, a terrible secret, evidence of some profound failing and ignorance on my part. Other girls, or so I imagined, knew what to do, how to use their power, how to derive pleasure from it, and in contrast, I felt not only freakish but isolated, as though I was standing outside a vital, defining loop."
Author: Caroline Knapp
5. "MTV was such a great training for me. I did live interviews with everyone from Michael Jackson to Madonna."
Author: Carson Daly
6. "" Turned you gay?" She sounded incredulous. " Alec, you didn' t tell me gay?" She sounded incredulous. " Alec, you didn' t tell me that."" I hope you told him you were bitten by a gay spider," said Simon."
Author: Cassandra Clare
7. "Jack always had said you knew a person by the books they read . . . or didn't read."
Author: Charlaine Harris
8. "At the age of 25 most people were finished. A whole god-damned nation of assholes driving automobiles, eating, having babies, doing everything in the worst way possible, like voting for the presidential candidate who reminded them most of themselves."
Author: Charles Bukowski
9. "I used to be a fool...A stubborn fool. I didn't know enough to stand by my friends. Now I'm just stubborn."
Author: Chris Kurtz
10. "We thought all this teaching was to make us smart. What it did was make us stupid. With all the little facts we learned, we never had the time to think."
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
11. "I'm a kid who grew up in an all African-American neighborhood and got into schools and aspired to just be me, and didn't worry about labels or anything. Just wanted to be a success at what I did."
Author: Darius Rucker
12. "She eyed him but said nothing. Why did he always have to pull out the truth?"It's not like I haven't seen you pee before. Go ahead.""Eww, you have not!""Yup, you were six and you had to go and there was no one else to take you."Oh God...she'd been so humiliated she must have blanked it from her memory."
Author: Dee Tenorio
13. "Torn between the impulse to stroke his head, and the urge to cave it in with a rock, I did neither."
Author: Diana Gabaldon
14. "And I'll wager you thought him the handsomest thing that ever you saw in your life.""I did. And if you stuck him, and stuffed him, and hung him on the wall, I'd be very glad to admire him. But in life he's an arrogant pig, and I didn't care for him at all. ‘Mind who you look at, wench.' Foo!"
Author: Diane Stanley
15. "Though he did not believe, he was not untouched by the magic of belief ..."
Author: Donna Leon
16. "He and Evie soon fell into a conversation of the "No, I didn't; yes you did" type conversation which, though fascinating to those who are engaged in it, neither desires nor deserves the attention of others."
Author: E.M. Forster
17. "We are all hostages of time. We each have the same number of minutes and hours to live within a day, yet to me it didn't feel equally doled out. My illness brought me such an abundance of time that time was nearly all I had. My friends had so little time that I often wished I could give them what time I could not use. It was perplexing how in losing health I had gained something so coveted but to so little purpose."
Author: Elisabeth Tova Bailey
18. "I have a friend that has five kids and she went through a trial separation with her husband, and she didn't have time to be upset. Every now and then, she'd call me on the cell phone and just cry."
Author: Faith Ford
19. "If he didn't talk about it, maybe he would forget. He had never wanted to remember. It might not even be a true remembering." - Bran"
Author: George R.R. Martin
20. "I guess I'm like Roger Miller who used to say that he didn't have as many jokes as he thought he did."
Author: Glen Campbell
21. "Accustomed to the calm aspects of things, she turned, instead, toward the more tumultuous. She loved the sea only for its storms, and greenery only when it grew up here and there among ruins. She needed to derive from things a sort of personal gain; and she rejected as useless everything that did not contribute to the immediate gratification of her heart, — being by temperament more sentimental than artistic, in search of emotions and not landscapes."
Author: Gustave Flaubert
22. "You said sloppy! Look, I didn't even use my sword; I hit him with my head, like a moron."
Author: Ilona Andrews
23. "Merlin's beard, Harry, you made me jump," said Slughorn, stopping dead in his tracks and looking wary. "How did you get out of the castle?""I think Filch must've forgotten to lock the doors," said Harry cheerfully, and was delighted to see Slughorn scowl."
Author: J.K. Rowling
24. "And you thought: they're used to it. But that was how those who suffered less always thought about those who suffered more, that they were used to it, that they no longer felt it as you did. Nobody ever got used to it. All they learned to do was to stop letting it show."
Author: James Meek
25. "Here's a current example of the challenge we face. At the height of its power, the photography company Kodak employed more than 140,000 people and was worth $28 billion. They even invented the first digital camera. But today Kodak is bankrupt, and the new face of digital photography has become Instagram. When Instagram was sold to Facebook for a billion dollars in 2012, it employed only thirteen people. Where did all those jobs disappear to? And what happened to the wealth that those middle-class jobs created? This book is built to answer questions like these, which will only become more common as digital networking hollows out every industry, from media to medicine to manufacturing."
Author: Jaron Lanier
26. "My best experiences with movies have come when I didn't know what to see."
Author: Jean Paul Gaultier
27. "One problem was that my direct testimony was in writing, so a lot of people didn't get to see it. I hope they see it, because I think it built a very strong case."
Author: Jim Barksdale
28. "I think that the old Mothers started that trend of rehearsing long hours. We went as long as the later bands did except we didn't get paid for it like they did."
Author: Jimmy Carl Black
29. "To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth."
Author: John Steinbeck
30. "Who's to blame when your kid goes nuts? Is it a blessing to not have children? 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' became a hit cult book for women without offspring who were finally able to admit they didn't want to give birth. They felt complete, thank you very much, and lived in silent resentment for years at other women's pious, unwanted sympathy toward them for not having babies. With even gay couples having children these days, aren't happy heterosexual women who don't want to have kids the most ostracized of us all? To me they are beautiful feminists. If you're not sure you could love your children, please don't have them, because they might grow up and kill us."
Author: John Waters
31. "The mistakes I've made are dead to me. But I can't take back the things I never did."
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
32. "If he hadn't done that interview with Bashir, he wouldn't be there now. That was the first time he ever did an interview like that. He was afraid of something like that all along. And it happened."
Author: Joseph Jackson
33. "I grew up as the only child, and we did not have a large family. So for me and my mother, our friends tend to become our family."
Author: Karan Johar
34. "He didn't just occupy space; he saturated it. The room had been full of books before, now it was full of him."
Author: Karen Marie Moning
35. "Tack didn't grin. He tugged on my arm and dragged me down the hall to his bedroom. Dinner was chips and dip, beer and tequila and good company. Dessert was Cool Whip and Tack. In other words, dessert was the bomb!"
Author: Kristen Ashley
36. "My parents didn't treat me as if there was anything in the world I couldn't do, except be unkind."
Author: Kristin Hersh
37. "And you, Mom. I loved you. You've asked if i felt and understood that you loved me. of course I did. And you know this. I loved your love because it kept me safe and happy and wanted, and it existed beyond words and hugs and eyes."
Author: Lisa Genova
38. "Kansas is not easily impressed. It has seen houses fly and cattle soar. When funnel clouds walk through the wheat, big hail falls behind. As the biggest stones melt, turtles and mice and fish and even men can be seen frozen inside. And Kansas is not surprised.Henry York had seen things in Kansas, things he didn't think belonged in this world. Things that didn't. Kansas hadn't flinched."
Author: N.D. Wilson
39. "During the Gulf War, I remember two little third grade girls saying to me - after I read them some poems by writers in Iraq - 'You know, we never thought about there being children in Iraq before.' And I thought, 'Well those poems did their job, because now they'll think about everything a little bit differently.'"
Author: Naomi Shihab Nye
40. "Number eight, the silver one, belongs to Artemis. She vowed to be a maiden forever. So of course, no kids. The cabin is, you know, honorary. If she didn't have one, she'd be mad."
Author: Rick Riordan
41. "If you have ever said, "I didn't get anything out of worship today," you worshiped for the wrong reason. Worship isn't for you. It's for God."
Author: Rick Warren
42. "I did not defend myself. I say a life for a life."
Author: Ruth Ellis
43. "His mistake was to think that, by seeing objectively, he was seeing the street in its entirety. What he didn't see -- what he completely missed -- was the strangest and most remarkable sight in the whole of Lough Street: an unshaven, wild-eyed man sitting in a parked van, staring at an empty house through binoculars and furiously taking notes."
Author: Sam Taylor Mullens
44. "She's the one who sits in the back of the classroom. The one who never raises her hand.The one who might be the smartest girl you'll ever know.But ever time she speaks some one speaks their opinion before her.She's the one who cries herself to sleep.Who you never see in the hallways.Who is always late to class because she wants to avoid the wretched bitterness that halls expose.Who never tells anyone her problems.Who slices her wrists to get rid of pain.She is the girl who will never be the same.She is the girl who will never think she is ever good enough.She's the one who is feeling like she has no purpose.She is the one that can raise her voice and stop the bullying but will never choose to.She might be your best friend.She might be your daughter.She might be your girlfriend.She might just be the girl in the back of you class. And she will never live the same life she once did."
Author: Sarah Mares
45. "For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a suspicion that war was a racket; not until I retired to civil life did I fully realize it."
Author: Smedley Butler
46. "To make a living from doing something I love is fantastic. As long as people want to listen to me, I'll keep doing it. In fact, to tell you the truth, even if no one did want to listen to me, I'd still be doing it!"
Author: Steve Winwood
47. "Johanna, could you really hear him screaming?" "That was part of it," she says. "Like the jabber jays in the arena. Only it was real. And it didn't stop after an hour. Tick tock."
Author: Suzanne Collins
48. "I've never run into a guy who could win at the top level in anything today and didn't have the right attitude, didn't give it everything he had, at least while he was doing it; wasn't prepared and didn't have the whole program worked out."
Author: Ted Turner
49. "The town could not talk, and would not listen. "How'd you like to hear about the war?" he might have asked, but the place could only blink and shrug. It had no memory, therefore no guilt. The taxes got paid and the votes got counted and the agencies of government did their work briskly and politely. It was a brisk, polite town. It did not know shit about shit, and did not care to know."
Author: Tim O'Brien
50. "The novelist Dumas would one day borrow features from both of his uncles, not to mention his grandfather, the acknowledged scoundrel, in fashioning the central villains of The Count of Monte Cristo. Reading court documents detailing the sordid unraveling of Charles's sham fortune, which would have devastating effects on his daughter and her unsuspecting husband, I couldn't help thinking that one of the interesting things about Dumas's villains is that, while greedy and unprincipled themselves, they produce children who can be innocent and decent. This was something that the writer understood very well from his own family."
Author: Tom Reiss

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We all have an inner voice, our personal whisper from the universe. All we have to do is listen -- feel and sense it with an open heart. Sometimes it whispers of intuition or precognition. Other times, it whispers an awareness, a remembrance from another plane. Dare to listen. Dare to hear with your heart."
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