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1. "I was smart enough to know that I shouldn't tell anyone the reason I needed that icy air. No need to spill the secret that I was the genius of all geniuses, the Leonardo da Vinci of the 1980s. That would just inspire envy and skepticism. So I'd just stare at the closed window and stew. If ten minutes went by without my lungs getting fresh air, I panicked. I needed to make sure the monoxide hadn't eaten my cranium."
Author: A.J. Jacobs
2. "This is the thing you dream about when you're a kid, even before getting into the league."
Author: Allen Iverson
3. "Rude is arrogance. Rude is feeling like you're above people. Getting to the point of things ain't rude, sugar."
Author: Belle Aurora
4. "Better die an old maid, sister, than marry the wrong man."
Author: Billy Sunday
5. "You've no idea how good an old joke sounds when you take it out again after a rest of five or six hundred years."
Author: C.S. Lewis
6. "Garret Swopes was a lot like a hot gay friend only he wasn't gay, which was too bad because then I could tell him how hot he was without him getting the wrong idea."
Author: Darynda Jones
7. "The financial markets generally are unpredictable. So that one has to have different scenarios... The idea that you can actually predict what's going to happen contradicts my way of looking at the market."
Author: George Soros
8. "I know now that there are men out there who are, for me, the whole package, who are supportive of my successes because they know I will be just as supportive of theirs. I'm less tolerant of foolishness now; I know that it's important I not tie myself up with the wrong person, because then I will miss the right person coming along."
Author: Ginnifer Goodwin
9. "Writer's block is just a symptom of feeling like you have nothing to say, combined with the rather weird idea that you should feel the need to say something. Why? If you have something to say, then say it. If not, enjoy the silence while it lasts. The noise will return soon enough."
Author: Hugh MacLeod
10. "Once I actually get in the studio and I start working, I'm fine, but it's just getting there and these hours of torment with myself and self doubt, thinking 'I'm useless' and 'Who am I, conning myself into thinking I can do it again.'"
Author: Imogen Heap
11. "I was a very early believer in the idea of convergence."
Author: Jean Marie Messier
12. "The idea that an individual can find God is terribly self-centered. It is like a wave thinking it can find the sea."
Author: John Templeton
13. "Are you finally admitting that you can sell a man hope? Have I at last succeeded in teaching you that?'He laughed and flicked his whip again, harder. He was in a better mood than I had seen for months.'No, Camelot, not hope. Hope is for the weak; have I not succeeded in teaching you that? To hope is to put your faith in others and in things outside yourself; that way lies betrayal and disappointment. They didn't want hope, Camelot; they wanted certainty. What a man needs is the certainty that he is right, no selfdoubt, no fleeting thought that he might be wrong or misled. Absolute certainty that he is right, that's what gives a man the confidence and power to do whatever he wants and to take whatever he wants from this world and the next."
Author: Karen Maitland
14. "I'm not religious, I'm not romantic and I live purely by logic. I make every decision by logic and sometimes that leads me to the right and sometimes to the wrong decision."
Author: Laura Marling
15. "I tended to be hard on the egos of a certain kind of men. The ones who normally swept women off their feet had never moved me much, because I'd always felt that if they swept me off my feet they'd practiced on a lot of women before me, and would practice more with women after me. I'd rarely been wrong on that. ~Anita Blake"
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
16. "Programmers are in the enviable position of not only getting to do what they want to, but because the end result is so important they get paid to do it. There are other professions like that, but not that many."
Author: Linus Torvalds
17. "We do remember once we were wrong sacrificing everything for idols and stones likewise today for ghost and phantoms."
Author: M.F. Moonzajer
18. "Some stars like to hide behind the whole idea of acting. But really good actors are not hiding at all. They're not afraid to be disliked, to be a little unsavoury."
Author: Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
19. "But many intelligent people have a sort of bug: they think intelligence is an end in itself. They have one idea in mind: to be intelligent, which is really stupid. And when intelligence takes itself for its own goal, it operates very strangely: the proof that it exists is not to be found in the ingenuity or simplicity of what it produces, but in how obscurely it is expressed."
Author: Muriel Barbery
20. "One knows so well the popular idea of health: the English country gentleman galloping after a fox - the unspeakable in full pursuit of the unbeatable."
Author: Oscar Wilde
21. "And if there's any hope for America, it lies in a revolution, and if there's any hope for a revolution in America, it lies in getting Elvis Presley to become Che Guevara."
Author: Phil Ochs
22. "When Isaiah predicted that spears would become pruning hooks, that's a reference to cultivating. Pruning and trimming and growing and paying close attention to the plants and whether they're getting enough water and if their roots are deep enough. Soil under the fingernails, grapes being trampled under bare feet, fingers sticky from handling fresh fruit. It's that green stripe you get around the sole of your shoes when you mow the lawn. Life in the age to come. Earthy."
Author: Rob Bell
23. "And we spend the rest of the evening getting very pissed and eating ice cream, as we always do when something good or bad happens to either one of us."
Author: Sophie Kinsella
24. "Hard work is what you do to make ends meet, easy work is getting others to do the hard work for you."
Author: Stephen Richards
25. "I know she is crying. Her tears fall on the wrong side, into the bottomless well inside her."
Author: Susan Abulhawa
26. "He had never been interested in stories at any age, and had never quite understood the basic concept. He'd never read a work of fiction all the way through. He did remember, as a small boy, being really annoyed at the depiction of Hickory Dickory Dock in a rag book of nursery rhymes because the clock in the drawing was completely wrong for the period."
Author: Terry Pratchett
27. "They tended to wield the huge blunt ax of the law in circumstances that required the delicate scalpel of common sense. [...] Policeman with their great big boots were not required here on a night like this. It would be a good idea to put a thumbtack under the ponderous feet of Justice."
Author: Terry Pratchett
28. "We, as Americans, have so much to learn here. We have a shockingly low level of global awareness and familiarity and little idea of how the world sees us. And those disturbing facts keep getting us into a lot of trouble."
Author: Tom Freston

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Once man's connection to the divine is denied, you can reason yourself from here to anywhere."
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