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1. "The poverty of the villages is almost picturesque from the windows of a coach that is not stopping."
Author: Andrew Miller
2. "As recordações são coisas absurdas. Algumas são vagas, outras cristalinas, outras ainda demasiado dolorosas para as lembrarmos e outras, então, deixam-nos tanta dor que não conseguimos esquecê-las."
Author: Anna McPartlin
3. "Those darling byegone times, Mr Carker,' said Cleopatra, 'with their delicious fortresses, and their dear old dungeons, and their delightful places of torture, and their romantic vengeances, and their picturesque assaults and sieges, and everything that makes life truly charming! How dreadfully we have degenerated!"
Author: Charles Dickens
4. "I am not even an atheist so much as an antitheist; I not only maintain that all religions are versions of the same untruth, but I hold that the influence of churches and the effect of religious belief, is positively harmful. Reviewing the false claims of religion I do not wish, as some sentimental materialists affect to wish, that they were true. I do not envy believers their faith. I am relieved to think that the whole story is a sinister fairy tale; life would be miserable if what the faithful affirmed was actually true.... There may be people who wish to live their lives under cradle-to-grave divine supervision, a permanent surveillance and monitoring. But I cannot imagine anything more horrible or grotesque."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
5. "Le blanc bleuté de ses yeux, presque aussi bleu que sa claire robe d'été, l'arrangement parfait et superflu de sa joue, de sa bouche et de ses paupières, ne le touchèrent pas."
Author: Colette
6. "The massive bronze gates were wide open now, too late. Inside, the cemetery had been turned into a grotesque place gleaming with high-powered searchlights, blue flashlight flares, winking pocket torches. Uniformed men were already swarming about. Red cigarette-embers showed oddly amidst the headstones here and there.("The Street Of Jungle Death")"
Author: Cornell Woolrich
7. "Every one of my products - my lingerie, my perfume, and everything that I do beauty-related with regard to building my burlesque shows - is just me."
Author: Dita Von Teese
8. "Like the burlesque comedian, I am abnormally fond of that precision which creates movement."
Author: E.E. Cummings
9. "Many of the people who consented to talk about their private lives in front of millions of television viewers would say that they were sharing their stories as a way to give comfort [to] fellow sufferers, to raise public awareness, to give a voice to their pain. None of them would ever admit that it was all about ratings and voyeurism and lurid, grotesque curiosity."
Author: Elizabeth Wurtzel
10. "I hate wise men because they are lazy, cowardly, and prudent. To the philosophers' equanimity, which makes them indifferent to both pleasure and pain, I prefer devouring passions. The sage knows neither the tragedy of passion, nor the fear of death, nor risk and enthusiasm, nor barbaric, grotesque, or sublime heroism. He talks in proverbs and gives advice. He does not live, feel, desire, wait for anything. He levels down all the incongruities of life and then suffers the consequences. So much more complex is the man who suffers from limitless anxiety. The wise man's life is empty and sterile, for it is free from contradiction and despair. An existence full of irreconcilable contradictions is so much richer and creative. The wise man's resignation springs from inner void, not inner fire. I would rather die of fire than of void."
Author: Emil Cioran
11. "Another strike of lightening – now accompanied by the deep-bellied rumble, and the horse reared, incidentally setting Henry very picturesquely against the inconstant moon. Alas, Catherine was deeply engaged in her argument with Old Edric and this missed entirely the melodramatic display. But we may assume that, possessing so strong an imagination, Catherine had often pictured Henry thus..."
Author: Emily C.A. Snyder
12. "A breeze stirred Dovewing's pelt, as is someone had walked past. She lifted her head an saw two figures standing just beyond her Clanmates. One was a badger with a narrow, striped face, the other a grotesque, hairless cat who's blind, bulging eyes saw nothing but everything. They met her gaze and nodded, just once. "Thank you." Dovewing heard, quieter then a sigh. "There will be three, kin of your kin, who will hold the power of the stars in their paws. They will find a fourth, and the battle between light and dark will be won. A new leader will rise fro the shadows. This s how it always has been, and always will be."-Rock and Midnight, The Last Hope"
Author: Erin Hunter
13. "Escrever é esquecer. A literatura é a maneira mais agradável de ignorar a vida"
Author: Fernando Pessoa
14. "Pertenço a um gênero de portuguesesQue depois de estar a Índia descobertaFicaram sem trabalho. A morte é certa.Tenho pensado nisto muitas vezes."
Author: Fernando Pessoa
15. "Levei meu aparelho digestivo para a assistência técnica, lá me disseram que a validade já venceu, eu então apelei pro tráfico de órgãos onde comprei dois pelo preço de um, posso enfim voltar a engolir as porcarias com as quais antes eu me engasgava por não fazer parte do esquema."
Author: Filipe Russo
16. "Eu escrevo um caixão de gravetos, uma toca de terra; papiro para untar meus restos mortais. Eu escrevo uma salva de saudade, um funeral de flores; epitáfio para demarcar onde a vida morre em paz. Eu escrevo um esqueleto de cálcio sobre o qual nasço, cresço e morro. Você, antropólogo forense, leia meus ossos e relate em corte marcial os crimes e torturas que a vida e o homem afligiram a minha pessoa."
Author: Filipe Russo
17. "He was grotesque, really. But joy radiated from his homespuns when you walked beside him. It welled out; it enveloped you."
Author: Ford Madox Ford
18. "When I first thought of the idea for 'Sweet Valley High,' I loved the idea of high school as microcosm of the real world. And what I really liked was how it moved things on from 'Sleeping Beauty'-esque romance novels where the girl had to wait for the hero. This would be girl-driven, very different, I decided - and indeed it is."
Author: Francine Pascal
19. "Fanatics are picturesque, mankind would rather see gestures than listen to reasons."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
20. "A blind man may be picturesque; but it requires two eyes to see the picture."
Author: G.K. Chesterton
21. "Dormiu sem o saber, mas sabendo que continuava viva no sono, que lhe sobrava metade da cama e que estava deitada de costas do lado esquerdo, como sempre, mas que lhe fazia falta o contrapeso do outro corpo no outro lado. Pensando em sonhos, pensou que nunca mais poderia dormir assim e, em sonhos, começou a soluçar sem mudar de posição no seu lado, até muito depois de terem acabado de cantar os galos, e acordou-a o sol indesejável da manhã sem ele."
Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
22. "Nunca te esqueças de quem és, porque de certeza que o mundo não o fará. Faz disso a tua força. Assim nunca será a tua fraqueza. Arma-te com essa lembrança, e nunca poderá ser usada para te magoar" Tyrion"
Author: George R.R. Martin
23. "I've had 79 to 80 years of show business. I started when I was 5 with a man called Tom Mix. I didn't have time to go to school because I was in silent movies, I was in radio, I was in burlesque, I worked with the circus. I'm all show business!"
Author: George Sidney
24. "A cronologia da infância não segue uma linha reta, mas é feita de sobressaltos. A memória é um espelho opaco e estilhaçado, ou melhor, é feita de conchas intemporais de lembranças espalhadas numa praia de esquecimento. Sei que aconteceram muitas coisas naqueles anos, mas tentar recordá-las é tão desesperador como tentar lembrar um sonho, um sonho que deixou em nós uma sensação, mas nenhuma imagem, uma história sem história, vazia, da qual resta apenas um vago estado de espírito. As imagens se perderam. Os anos, as palavras, as brincadeiras, as carícias se apagaram, e no entanto, de repente, rememorando o passado, alguma coisa volta a se iluminar na sombria região do esquecimento [153]."
Author: Héctor Abad Faciolince
25. "Les parvenus sont comme les singes, desquels ils ont l'adresse: on les voit en hauteur, on admire leur agilité pendant Tescalade; mais, arrivés à la cime, on n'aperçoit plus que leurs côtés honteux."
Author: Honoré De Balzac
26. "If I could make you stay, I would,' he shouted. ‘If I had to beat you, chain you, starve you—if I could make you stay, I would.' He turned back into the room; the wind blew his hair. He shook his finger at me, grotesquely playful. ‘One day, perhaps, you will wish I had."
Author: James Baldwin
27. "The women of the South have brought into American literature a unique mixture of domesticity and grotesquerie."
Author: James Dickey
28. "Mais ce qui ne passera pas, c'est cette impression de découverte de soi que la lecture de Rousseau procure et qui est différente de celle de saint Augustin; car le péché n'est au fond ni l'homo peccator, ni l'homo poenitens, ni l'homo innocens, comme j'ai semblé le dire. Ce n'est pas le fauve ou le renard, le lion, ni même l'âne de la fable qu'il retrouve en nous. C'est le presque-saint, l'ange titubant, le menteur affamé de sincérité, le médiocre hanté par l'idée du parfait. En somme, ce n'est ni le saint, le héros, ni le pécheur ou le pervers : c'est le troisième homme, pécheur inconscient, fils prodigue et qui se pardonne généreusement. C'est le pauvre diable. C'est le pauvre homme. C'est l'homme.Est-ce là le suprême détour de l'orgueil! Est-ce l'humilité vraie sans la vanité de se savoir humble!"
Author: Jean Guitton
29. "Os homens, de modo geral, não sabem o quanto destroem seu próprio prazer quando esquecem o respeito e o carinho devidos a nosso sexo, mesmo aquelas que vivem apenas para agradar-lhes."
Author: John Cleland
30. "Dar um passo pode ser fruto de uma decisão complexa. Há a possibilidade de seguir para a direita ou para a esquerda, posso continuar em frente ou voltar para trás, desfazer. Cada escolha lançará uma cadeia de resultados. Mal comparado, é como acordar na estação Sèvres-Lecourbe e não ter mapa do metro, nunca ter estado ali, não saber sequer onde se está, não saber sequer o que é o metro. Ter de aprender tudo. Ao fim de um tempo, com sorte, conversando com pedintes cegos, tocadores de concertina, talvez se consiga chegar à conclusão que se quer ir para a estação Ourcq, esse é o lugar onde se poderá ser feliz, mas como encontrar o caminho sem mapa, sem conhecer linhas e ligações? É possível arrastar a vida inteira no metro de Paris e nunca passar por Ourcq. É também possível passar por lá e não reconhecer que é ali que se quer sair."
Author: José Luís Peixoto
31. "Pensé que era fácil empezar. Abrí un cuaderno, comprado expresamente. Preparé un plan, hice una especie de esquema. [...] Pero inmediatamente sentí el temor."
Author: Josefina Vicens
32. "Hubiera sido tan fácil organizar un esquema coherente, un orden de pensamiento y de vida, una armonía. Bastaba la hipocresía de siempre, elevar el pasado a valor de experiencia, sacar partido de las arrugas de la cara, del aire vivido que hay en las sonrisas o los silencios de más de cuarenta años. Después uno se ponía un traje azul, se peinaba las sienes plateadas y entraba en las exposiciones de pintura, en la Sade y en el Richmond, reconciliado con el mundo. Un escepticismo discreto, un aire de estar de vuelta, un ingreso cadencioso en la madurez, en el matrimonio, en el sermón paterno a la hora del asado o de la libreta de clasificaciones insatisfactoria. Te lo digo porque yo he vivido mucho. Yo que he viajado. Cuando yo era muchacho. Son todas iguales, te lo digo yo. Te hablo por experiencia, m'hijo. Vos todavía no conocés la vida."
Author: Julio Cortázar
33. "The personality of Muhammad, it is most difficult to get into the whole truth of it. Only a glimpse of it I can catch. What a dramatic succession of picturesque scenes! There is Muhammad, the Prophet; there is Muhammad, the Warrior; Muhammad, the Businessman; Muhammad, the Statesman; Muhammad, the Orator; Muhammad, the Reformer; Muhammad, the Refuge of Orphans; Muhammad, the Protector of Slaves; Muhammad, the Emancipator of Women; Muhammad, the Judge; Muhammad, the Saint. All in all these magnificent roles, in all these departments of human activities, he is like a hero."
Author: K.S. Ramakrishna Rao
34. "Astral Weeks," insofar as it can be pinned down, is a record about people stunned by life, completely overwhelmed, stalled in their skins, their ages and selves, paralyzed by the enormity of what in one moment of vision they can comprehend. It is a precious and terrible gift, born of a terrible truth, because what they see is both infinitely beautiful and terminally horrifying: the unlimited human ability to create or destroy, according to whim. It's no Eastern mystic or psychedelic vision of the emerald beyond, nor is it some Baudelairean perception of the beauty of sleaze and grotesquerie. Maybe what it boils down to is one moment's knowledge of the miracle of life, with its inevitable concomitant, a vertiginous glimpse of the capacity to be hurt, and the capacity to inflict that hurt."
Author: Lester Bangs
35. "O tempo foi diluindo a tua presença na minha vida.Quem sabe um dia também dissolva a tua imagem na minha memória e eu consiga finalmente esquecer-me de ti. Não é o que quero; porém, era o que deveria fazer. Nunca somos os donos do nosso coração. O meu não é meu, porque quando amo profundamente estou a dá-lo a outra pessoa."
Author: Margarida Rebelo Pinto
36. "Por onde andas, meu amor maior? Porque me tens aqui cativa neste lugar onde a culpa e os fantasmas me perseguem? Quero de novo sentar-me junto da Fonte Nova, ouvir as águas que nela correm cantando o nosso amor a uma só voz, esconder-me deste mundo horrível e carrasco que teima em ver-me como uma maldição, esquecer-me de tanta perfídia e de toda a maldade que nos cerca e ser tua mais uma vez; sentir os teus dedos pelo meu corpo ainda fresco, saborear a força dos teus pulsos guerreiros em volta da minha cintura que a maternidade não roubou, respirar o teu ar enquanto encostas a tua cara nos meus cabelos loiros que tanto amas, sentir-te todo dentro de mim como um caudal de paixão e de força que nunca se cansa nem morre, na esperança de me dares ainda mais filhos saudáveis como os que Deus nos enviou."
Author: Margarida Rebelo Pinto
37. "Se me esquecer do que fui, deixarei de saber quem sou."
Author: Margarida Rebelo Pinto
38. "...another comber of far pleasure followed the first, for his books came suddenly before his eyes, row upon row of volumes, row upon priceless row of calf-bound Thought, of philosophy and fiction, of travel and fantasy; the stern and the ornate, the moods of gold or green, of sepia, rose, or black; the picaresque, the arabesque, the scientific - the essays, the poetry and the drama. All this, he felt, he would now re-enter. He could inhabit the world of words, with, at the back of his melancholy, a solace he had not known before."
Author: Mervyn Peake
39. "Presque tous les hommes meurent de leurs remèdes, et non pas de leurs maladies."
Author: Molière
40. "...I am an anomaly in the system, living proof of how grotesque it is, and every day I mock it gently, deep within my impenetrable self."
Author: Muriel Barbery
41. "As she drove the Trace, each curve revealing a scene rich with life and as picturesque as illustrations from a children's book, Anna was struck again by the beauty of the state. Over her years as a Yankee and a Westerner, she'd heard Mississippi described many ways. Beautiful had never been one of them."
Author: Nevada Barr
42. "The only artists I have ever known who are personally delightful are bad artists. Good artists exist simply in what they make, and consequently are perfectly uninteresting in what they are. A great poet, a really great poet, is the most unpoetical of all creatures. But inferior poets are absolutely fascinating. The worse their rhymes are, the more picturesque they look. The mere fact of having published a book of second-rate sonnets makes a man quite irresistible. He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realize."
Author: Oscar Wilde
43. "Dónde está el niño que yo fui,Sigue adentro de mí o se fue?Sabe que no lo quise nuncaY que tampoco me quería?Por qué anduvimos tanto tiempoCreciendo para separarnos?Por qué no morimos los dosCuándo mi infancia se murió?Y si el alma se me cayóPor qué me sigue el esqueleto?"
Author: Pablo Neruda
44. "Por qué me sigue el esqueleto?Y quién salió a vivir por mícuando dormía o enfermaba?"
Author: Pablo Neruda
45. "Hello, Hazel Levesque."
Author: Rick Riordan
46. "Si, bien avant la puberté, et parfois même dès sa toute petite enfance, elle nous apparaît déjà comme sexuellement specifiée, ce n'est pas que de mystérieux instincts immédiatement la vouent à la passivité, à la coquetterie, à la maternité, c'est que lintervention d'autrui dans la vie de l'enfant et presque originelle et que dès ses premières années sa vocation lui est impérieusement insufflée."
Author: Simone De Beauvoir
47. "La terre est plate. Je le sais parce qu'on m'a poussé dans le vide et ça fait dix-sept ans que j'essaie de me cramponner au bord... C'est presque impossible de vaincre la pesanteur quand personne n'est prêt à te tendre la main."
Author: Tahereh Mafi
48. "He read political books. They gave him phrases which he could only speak to himself and use on Shama. They also revealed one region after another of misery and injustice and left him feeling more helpless and more isolated than ever. Then it was that he discovered the solace of Dickens. Without difficulty he transferred characters and settings to people and places he knew. In the grotesques of Dickens everything he feared and suffered from was ridiculed and diminished, so that his own anger, his own contempt became unnecessary, and he was given strength to bear the most difficult part of his day: dressing in the morning, that daily affirmation of faith in oneself, which at times for him was almost like an act of sacrifice."
Author: V.S. Naipaul
49. "Como uma nuvem que atravessa o sol, o silêncio caiu sobre Londres, e caiu sobre o espírito. Todo esforço é findo. Pende o tempo, do mastro. Rígido, somente o esqueleto do hábito sustenta a forma humana. E onde não há nada, disse Peter Walsh a si mesmo; o sentimento escava-se, ôco, completamente ôco. Clarissa recusou-me, pensou. E ali ficou parado, a pensar: Clarissa recusou-me."
Author: Virginia Woolf
50. "TALIBAN-ESQUE Any behavior that imposes the beliefs of one person on everyone else. Conversations with the Taliban-esque are impossible. They aren't even conversations. WIth them, it's my way or no way."
Author: Whoopi Goldberg

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