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1. "Not to be too dramatic about it, that night I slept the sleep of the damned. I dreamt of turrets and craggy ledges where the windswept rain blew in from the ocean with the odor of violets. A pale woman in Elizabethan dress stood beside my bed and whispered in my ear that the bells would ring. An old salt in an oilcloth jacket sat atop a piling, mending nets with an awl, while far out at sea a tine aeroplane winged its way towards the setting sun."
Author: Alan Bradley
2. "Even with, or perhaps, because of, this background, I have over the past few years sensed a very dramatic change in attitude on the part of Prince Edward Islanders towards the on-going rush for so-called modernization."
Author: Alex Campbell
3. "What are the butcherly delights of meat? These are not sensual but analytical. The satisfaction of scientific curiosity in dissection. A clinical pleasure in the precision with which the process of reducing the living, moving, vivid object to the dead status of thing is accomplished. The pleasure of watching the spectacle of the slaughter that derives from the knowledge one is disassociated from the spectacle; the bloody excitation of the audience in the abattoir, who watch the dramatic transformation act, from living flesh to dead meat, derives from the knowledge they are safe from the knife themselves. There is the technical pleasure of carving and the anticipatory pleasure of the prospect of eating the meat, of the assimilation of the dead stuff, after which it will be humanly transformed into flesh."
Author: Angela Carter
4. "I believe I've come to understand something. Love isn't always big and dramatic. It's big, it's deep, but it's also quite and calm."
Author: Ashlyn Macnamara
5. "I had to leave school at 14 because my father got injured in the mines and I had to support my family. I was an undertaker's assistant, then a plasterer, before doing my military service in the RAF. All the while, I was doing amateur dramatics and dreaming of getting a scholarship to the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School."
Author: Brian Blessed
6. "I don't work on a project unless I believe that it will dramatically improve life for a bunch of people."
Author: Dean Kamen
7. "But what? But it was just so much easier to deal with the old pain by ignoring it? Forgetting it? Andy's presence meant having to actively work at forgiving him, and that was hard. Forgetting was much easier than forgiving--forgiving was an on-going process that had to continue past the dramatic declarations of apology and absolution."
Author: Diana Killian
8. "Perspectiva unei catedre la reîntoarcere nu ma încînta deloc:am uitat ca sunt de meserie profesor si apoi n-as putea samai pun suflet într-o cariera anosta si stupida. Va fi pentrumine o hotarîre dramatica sa reîncep o viata care n-a intratnici în calculul si nici în iluziile mele. De aceea, nu stiu cînd ovoi reîncepe."
Author: Emil Cioran
9. "My weeks tend to differ pretty dramatically."
Author: Eric Lefkofsky
10. "In the greatest fiction, the writer's moral sense coincides with his dramatic sense, and I see no way for it to do this unless his moral judgement is part of the very act of seeing, and he is free to use it. I have heard it said that belief in Christian dogma is a hindrance to the writer, but I myself have found nothing further from the truth. Actually, it frees the storyteller to observe. It is not a set of rules which fixes what he sees in the world. It affects his writing primarily by guaranteeing his respect for mystery..."
Author: Flannery O'Connor
11. "Jessica felt like a heroine in a tragic, dramatic love story. She lifted her chin and turned away. It was all over."
Author: Francine Pascal
12. "Not that I disclaim the fullest responsibility for his opinions and for those of all my characters, pleasant and unpleasant. They are all right from their several points of view; and their points of view are, for the dramatic moment, mine also. This may puzzle the people who believe that there is such a thing as an absolutely right point of view, usually their own."
Author: George Bernard Shaw
13. "Kelly Preston is a remarkable human being and a great dramatic actress. It was a privilege as a director to tap into this part of her. Rarely do I make a kind of spiritual connection with my cast. Kelly was a wonderful exception. She is truly very special and I adore her."
Author: George Hickenlooper
14. "Given a thimbleful of [dramatic] facts we rush to make generalizations as large as a tub."
Author: Gordon Willard Allport
15. "In Hamilton's The Universe Wreckers... it was in that novel that, for the first time, I learned Neptune had a satellite named Triton... It was from The Drums of Tapajos that I first learned there was a Mato Grosso area in the Amazon basin. It was from The Black Star Passes and other stories by John W. Campbell that I first heard of relativity.The pleasure of reading about such things in the dramatic and fascinating form of science fiction gave me a push toward science that was irresistible. It was science fiction that made me want to be a scientist strongly enough to eventually make me one.That is not to say that science fiction stories can be completely trusted as a source of specific knowledge... However, the misguidings of science fiction can be unlearned. Sometimes the unlearning process is not easy, but it is a low price to pay for the gift of fascination over science."
Author: Hamilton
16. "I knew it! I knew it! ""Are we allowed to speak yet?" said Ron grumpily. Hermione ignored him."Nicolas Flamel," she whispered dramatically, "is the only known maker of the Philosopher's Stone!"This didn't have quite the effect she'd expected."The what?" said Harry and Ron."Oh, honestly, don't you two read? Look — read that, there."
Author: J.K. Rowling
17. "Later," Fang said to Ella and Dr. Martinez in that gushy, hyperemotional, overdramatic way he has."
Author: James Patterson
18. "A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming."
Author: Jane Fonda
19. "Laura's gossip was redeemed by its lack of spite. She was warmly objective about every event, taking endless delight in action and complexity, as if she had been bed-ridden in a small windowless room for years and was just now discovering the dramatic possibilities of daily life. She sang Alice through the day."
Author: Jane Smiley
20. "You scan the cheering bleachers for the strange boy's face: handsome, reserved, with the eye patch, a little dramatic, a little scary. You finally find him sitting there in the middle of the sixth row. He is wearing a dark green army jacket and is staring back at you. He looks sad and beautiful, like a watercolor in a hospital room."
Author: Joe Meno
21. "Telecom is a dramatic success in India and our view is, respecting the political process, and respecting the fact that these are sovereign decisions, is that, approaching India as a friend."
Author: John W. Snow
22. "Teen drug use went up dramatically in the 1990s."
Author: John Walters
23. "Admittedly, given the Dreamland's tendency towards the dramatic, should any ship come to the island it would probably be full of cannibalistic pirates, piratical cannibals, Jehovah's witnesses or similar. That was acceptable, however. He was sure they could come to some arrangement that didn't involve any unpleasantness. Any unpleasantness to himself,at any rate."
Author: Jonathan L. Howard
24. "People think I am funny all the time. But I am not. I am serious, too. Also, I enjoy serious, dramatic films."
Author: Kapil Sharma
25. "Some people in Hollywood think of me as a model for dramatic midlife transitions: suburban housewife to Emmy-winning actress. But I never plotted a master plan for following my dreams."
Author: Kathryn Joosten
26. "Nina made a dramatic sigh. "She won't give me one, either," she lamented,"
Author: Kim Harrison
27. "I can be dramatic. I can be funny. I can be sexy. I can be sad. I can be glad."
Author: Kimberly Elise
28. "And then it developed that Campbell was not going to go unanswered after all. Poor old Derby, the doomed high school teacher, lumbered to his feet for what was probably the finest moment in his life. There are almost no characters in this story, and almost no dramatic confrontations, because most of the people in it are so sick and so much the listless playthings of enormous forces. One of the main effects of war, after all, is that people are discouraged from being characters. But old Derby was a character now."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
29. "How wicked I was to wish that something dramatic would happen!' she thought. 'Oh, if we could only have those dear, monotonous, pleasant days back again! I would *never* grumble about them again."
Author: L.M. Montgomery
30. "My four years in Russia end, then, in dramatic fashion: with a textbook Soviet-style expulsion. I am the first western staff correspondent to suffer this fate since the end of the Cold War. I'm stunned. But my expulsion is not, I reflect, a surprise. It's something I have always accepted as a real, if far-fetched, possibility."
Author: Luke Harding
31. "It's a good excuse, though, orphanhood. It explains everything—every mistake and wrong turn. As Sherlock Holmes declared. She had no mother to advise her. How we long for it, that lack of advice! Imprudence could have been ours. Passionate affairs. Reckless adventures. Of course we're grateful for our stable upbringings, our hordes of informative relatives, our fleece-lined advantages, our lack of dramatic plots. But there's a corner of envy in us all the same. Why doesn't anything of interest happen to us, coddled as we are? Why do the orphans get all the good lines?"
Author: Margaret Atwood
32. "The fact is that war films, by their very nature, are pitched at a high dramatic range."
Author: Mark Boal
33. "Don't you ever touch my car again," Santangelo says with the same fury he had on his face when Jonah Griggs madecomments about his mother.Raffy touches the car with her finger in a very dramatic way."You've just made our hit list," he says, getting a hanky out of his pocket and cleaning off some imaginary mark."
Author: Melina Marchetta
34. "Most dramatically, and perhaps least noticed, is the violence inside Saudi Arabia itself."
Author: Michael Scheuer
35. "The more a sufferer concentrates on his symptoms, the deeper those symptoms are etched into his neural circuits. In the worst cases, the mind essentially trains itself to be sick. Many addictions, too, are reinforced by the strengthening of plastic pathways to the brain. Even very small doses of addictive drugs can dramatically alter the flow of neurotransmitters in a person's synapses, resulting in long-lasting alterations in brain circuitry and function. In some cases, the buildup of certain kinds of neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, a pleasure-producing cousin to adrenaline, seems to actually trigger the turning on or off particular genes, bringing even stronger cravings for the drug. The vital path turns deadly."
Author: Nicholas Carr
36. "It seems to me now that the plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don't need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone."
Author: Nick Hornby
37. "However now we can create a sound that can truly startle someone and in terms of sound effects I think the environment that we are in now has improved dramatically."
Author: Nobuo Uematsu
38. "To learn theory by experimenting and doing.To learn belonging by participating and self-rule.Permissiveness in all animal behavior and interpersonal expression.Emphasis on individual differences.Unblocking and training feeling by plastic arts, eurythmics and dramatics.Tolerance of races, classes, and cultures.Group therapy as a means of solidarity, in the staff meeting and community meeting.Taking youth seriously as an age in itself.Community of youth and adults, minimizing 'authority.'Educational use of the actual physical plant (buildings and farms) and the culture of the school community.Emphasis in the curriculum on real problems and wider society, its geography and history, with actual participation in the neighboring community (village or city).Trying for functional interrelation of activities."
Author: Paul Goodman
39. "I started out more interested in drama, but comedy just came naturally to me, and it's become what I'm most known for, even though my sensibilities still lean towards the dramatic for the most part."
Author: Paulo Costanzo
40. "Pop managers are fixed in the dramatic stock character repertoire too, ever since the first British pop film musical, Wolf Mankowitz's 'Expresso Bongo' of 1959, with Cliff Richard as Bongo Herbert and Laurence Harvey as his manager. The key components were cast as X parts gay, X parts Jewish and triple X opportunistic."
Author: Peter York
41. "His polytheistic hankerings were dramatically demonstrated in 1981 when he suffered an assassination attempt in Rome, and attributed his survival to intervention by Our Lady of Fatima: ‘A maternal hand guided the bullet.' One cannot help wondering why she didn't guide it to miss him altogether."
Author: Richard Dawkins
42. "Your uncle," Poseidon sighed, "has always had a flair for dramatic exits. I think he would've done well as the god of theater."
Author: Rick Riordan
43. "Creatively Outspoken and Dramatically Quiet"
Author: Sabrina Childress
44. "Religious poetry, civic poetry, lyric or dramatic poetry are all categories of man's expression which are valid only if the endorsement of formal content is valid."
Author: Salvatore Quasimodo
45. "Be dramatically willing to focus on the customer at all costs, even at the cost of obsoleting your own stuff."
Author: Scott Cook
46. "The Reagan years "produced one of the most dramatic redistributions of income in the nation's history....The income of families in the bottom decile fell by 10.4 percent...while the income of those in the top one percent rose by 87.1 percent."Chain Reaction, 23"
Author: Thomas B. Edsall
47. "On bad days I talk to Death constantly, not about suicide because honestly that's not dramatic enough. Most of us love the stage and suicide is definitely your last performance and being addicted to the stage, suicide was never an option - plus people get to look you over and stare at your fatty bits and you can't cross your legs to give that flattering thigh angle and that's depressing. So we talk. She says things no one else seems to come up with, like let's have a hotdog and then it's like nothing's impossible.She told me once there is a part of her in everyone, though Neil believes I'm more Delirium than Tori, and Death taught me to accept that, you know, wear your butterflies with pride. And when I do accept that, I know Death is somewhere inside of me. She was the kind of girl all the girls wanted to be, I believe, because of her acceptance of "what is." She keeps reminding me there is change in the "what is" but change cannot be made till you accept the "what is."
Author: Tori Amos
48. "In this room hung with the trophies of culture, her story sounded melodramatic and rough. She felt like a squaw explaining how you tanned a deerskin by working brains into the bloody hide and then chewing it all over until it was soft."
Author: Wallace Stegner
49. "I can't imagine myself doing something like 'Narnia' again. I would love to do something with Ridley Scott, you know, some action/adventure or something like that. But I'd also love to do a dramatic piece. It's really just whatever you read and take to."
Author: William Moseley
50. "Nature can put on a thrilling show. The stage is vast, the lighting is dramatic, the extras are innumerable, and the budget for special effects is absolutely unlimited."
Author: Yann Martel

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