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1. "Our dissatisfactions may be the result of failing to look properly at our lives rather than the result of anything inherently deficient about them."
Author: Alain De Botton
2. "That said, deciding to avoid other people does not necessarily equate with having no desire whatsoever for company; it may simply reflect a dissatisfaction with what—or who—is available. Cynics are, in the end, only idealists with awkwardly high standards. In Chamfort's words, 'It is sometimes said of a man who lives alone that he does not like society. This is like saying of a man that he does not like going for walks because he is not fond of walking at night in the forêt de Bondy."
Author: Alain De Botton
3. "I am not a fan of people who abuse service staff. In fact, I find it intolerable. It's an unpardonable sin as far as I'm concerned, taking out personal business or some other kind of dissatisfaction on a waiter or busboy."
Author: Anthony Bourdain
4. "L'Avion est une machine sans doute, mais quel instrument d'analyse! Cet instrument nous a fait découvrir le vrai visage de la terre. Les routes, en effet, durant des siècles, nous ont trompés. Nous ressemblions à cette souveraine qui désira visiter ses sujets et connaître s'ils se réjouissaient de son règne. Ses courtisans, afin de l'abuser, dressèrent sur son chemin quelques heureux décors et payèrent des figurants pour y danser. Hors du mince fil conducteur, elle n'entrevit rien de son royaume, et ne sut point qu'au large des campagnes ceux qui mourraient de faim la maudissaient.(Terre des Hommes, ch. IV)"
Author: Antoine De Saint Exupéry
5. "- Beth ? Qu'est-ce qu'il se passe ?- Je viens de buter un type dans ton bureau.Je ne savais pas ce que j'avais causé comme malheurs dans mes vies précédentes ni pourquoi le destin s'acharnait comme ça à me mettre continuellement des bâtons dans les roues, mais je n'aurais rien eu contre une petite pause, juste comme ça, pour voir...- Pourquoi dans "mon" bureau ? Le tien ne te paraissait pas assez spacieux ?"
Author: Cassandra O'Donnell
6. "Naisen ilmeistä.Viehättäviä ilmeitä joissa kauneus pääsee oikeuksiinsa ovat:Kyltynyt ilme,ikävystynyt ilme,utuinen ilme,julkea ilme,kylmä ilme,sisäänpäin kääntynyt ilme,käskevä ilme,määrätietoinen ilme,häijy ilme,kärsivä ilmesekä kissan ilme, sekoitus lapsellisuutta, piittaamattomuutta ja kurittomuutta."
Author: Charles Baudelaire
7. "If workmen are denied any increase in real wages and they can look forward only to a better standard of living through reduction of prices, progress for them is terribly slow, and they become impatient and dissatisfied."
Author: Charles E. Wilson
8. "L'homme a un penchant naturel à imaginer des théories correctes de toutes espèces... Si l'homme n'était pas doué d'un esprit adapté à ses besoins, il n'aurait jamais pu acquérir aucune connaissance"
Author: Charles S. Peirce
9. "Ecco dove accadde. Lei è stata qui. Questi leoni di pietra, ora senza testa, l'hanno fissata. Questa fortezza, una volta inespugnabile, cumulo di pietre ora, fu l'ultima cosa che vide. Un nemico da tempo dimenticato e i secoli, sole, pioggia, vento, l'hanno spianata. Immutato il cielo, un blocco d'azzurro intenso, alto, distante. Vicine, ogg come ieri, le mura ciclopiche che orientano il cammino: verso la porta dal cui fondo non fiotta più sangue. Nelle tenebre. Nel macello. E sola. Con questo racconto vado nella morte. Termino qui, impotente, e niente, niente di quello che avrei potuto fare o non fare, volere o pensare, mi avrebbe condotto a una meta diversa. Più profondamente di ogni altro moto dell'animo, più profondamente persino della mia paura, mi impregna, mi corrode, mi avvelena l'indifferenza dei celesti verso noi terreni. Naufragata l'audace impresa di opporre il nostro debole calore alla loro gelidità."
Author: Christa Wolf
10. "Les cinq degrés de l'amour****** Les Sufis sont les grands maîtres de l'art d'aimer de la civilisation musulmane. Selon Ad-Daylami, l'amour est une fulgurante source de lumière et " celui qui aime est éclairé dans son génie et illuminé dans sa nature". Cependant, tot amour n'est pas équivalent: " L'amour dont s'aiment entre eux les humains est de cinq espèces pour cinq catégories différentes [ d'hommes]:- Un amour divin pour ceux qui sont parvenus à l'unité.- Un amour intellectuel pour ceux qui possèdent la connaissance.- Un amour spirituel pour l'élite des hommes.- Un amour naturel pour la masse des humains.- Un amour bestial pour les natures abjectes"."
Author: Fatema Mernissi
11. "I said, other people can write songs, let's see if I can. So the first 400 or 500 wound up on the floor somewhere. Then I wrote one called Melissa."
Author: Gregg Allman
12. "Chaque sourire cachait un bâillement d'ennui, chaque joie une malédiction, tout plaisir son dégoût, et les meilleurs baisers ne vous laissaient sur la lèvre qu'une irréalisable envie d'une volupté plus haute."
Author: Gustave Flaubert
13. "Ennen kuin täältä lähdenpyydän saada poistuaen käskyjä kumarrellenvaan marssin tahdissamutta joka toinen askelolkoon pikkuinen pyrähdysja lopussa kiitos soikoonkuin tykinjyrähdysja ne joihin osuu ja sattuusaavat pitää hyvänään.En tahtonut toikkaroida enkä jouda selittämään."
Author: Hannu Kankaanpää
14. "And what exactly are we starting?" I ask. "Don't play games right now, Melissa. Babe, you know just as good as I do that me and you are happening. This isn't some cheap thrill. You feel it, but if you need me to remind you, just let me know."
Author: Harper Sloan
15. "Le seul chemin qui mène à la délivrance passe par la découverte et la reconnaissance du caractère unique de son identité."
Author: Henry Miller
16. "Television preachers extract money from the poor to live in a style and to indulge in shameful acts which equal or outdo the worst of the Renaissance Popes."
Author: J. Irwin Miller
17. "Ne tappavat itsensä kaasulla, vedellä, tulella,ampumalla, hirttämällä, hyppäämällä, tekemälläharakirin, vuotamalla kuiviin, syömällätabuja tai tarttumalla sähkööntoiset tallentavat itsensä videolleheinäsirkat saapuvatmaa väistyy altakalpeat miehet nousevat kellareistavitamiinipurkit taskuissa helistenonko olemassa ketäänjolla ei olisi luurankoapiilossa sängyn alla!"
Author: J. K. Ihalainen
18. "Use me. You've done so much for us-" Marissa said."Not.....for you." V said. "He's alive because of you. So that's everything."V shook his head and turned away from the wrist. "Can't.""I need you. I'm sick from what I do. I need you." Butch whispered.Vishous fixated on Butch. "Only for...you... not me.""For both of us""All of us," Marissa interjtected.V took a deep breth and bit into the wrist."
Author: J.R. Ward
19. "Marissa came around the corner, looking Grace Kelly-fine as usual. With her long blond hair and her precision-molded face, she was known as the great beauty of the species, and even V, who didn't go for her type, had to show love."Hello, boys—" Marissa stopped and stared at Butch. "Good… Lord… look at those pants."Butch winced. "Yeah, I know. They're—""Could you come over here?" She started backing down the hall to their bedroom. "I need you to come back here for a minute. Or ten."Butch's bonding scent flared to a dull roar, and V knew damn well the guy's body was hardening for sex."Baby, you can have me for as long as you want me."Just as the cop left the living room, he shot a look over his shoulder. "I'm so feeling these leathers. Tell Fritz I want fifty pairs of them. Stat."
Author: J.R. Ward
20. "Wait", Butch said, thinking about the glymera. "Marissa's mated now, right? I mean, even if I die, she will have had a mate right?""Death wish," V said under his breath. "Fucking Death Wish Boy we got over here."The Scribe Virgin seemed flat-out amazed "I should kill you now."
Author: J.R. Ward
21. "She frowned. Then blurted, "Do you have other females?"As if anyone could measure up to her? "No! Why do you ask?""We haven't layed together and you are a male with obvious... needs. Even now, your body has changed, hardening, growing big."Crap. He'd tried to hide the erection, he really had. "Marissa-""Surely you need to be eased regularly. Your body is phearsom."That didn't sound good. "What?""Potent and powerful. Worthy of entering a female."Butch closed his eye, thinking Mr. Worthy was really rising to the occasion now."
Author: J.R. Ward
22. "...I blink back the threat of tears, swiped at my nose and narrowed my eyes. "Listen to me, you two bags of monkey shit, "I yelled. "I am not in a good mood. My car keeps stalling. The day before yesterday I threw up on Joe Morelli. I was called a fat cow by my ex-husband. And if that isn't enough...my hair is ORANGE! ORANGE, FOR CHRISSAKE! And now you have the gall to force yourself into my home and threaten my hamster. Well, you have gone too far. You have crossed the line!"
Author: Janet Evanovich
23. "Matthew, confess now. Are you a closeted font nerd? Do you go to these conferences? I promise I won't respect you any less if you are. OK, fine, secretly I will, but it's better to get this off your chest and be who you are, than to live in deception. Hiding the truth will only cripple your emotional development""Well, I'm sorry to dissapoint you. I'm not a font nerd. You can email me in Papyrus and I won't care."
Author: Jessica Park
24. "Shut up, Kelsey, and just give Lissa a chance," Chloe snapped.Kelsey mocked surprise. "Oh my God, Chloe can speak? I thought her mouth only worked for sucking dicks. It's a miracle."
Author: Kody Keplinger
25. "Don't you ever get in trouble for things like that at the school for the Incredibly gifted?" Jane asked. "No," Merissa said sadly. "Our talent is mischief, so whenever we do something bad they just encourage us to try harder."
Author: Lizzie K. Foley
26. "Ce manquement des femmes à elles-mêmes par elles-mêmes opéré m'apparaissait toujours comme une erreur."
Author: Marguerite Duras
27. "Nous restâmes quelques instants à nous fixer avec la même hargne dans le regard. La pièce semblait onduler sous le poids du combat qui s'y était déroulé. L'espace qui nous séparait paraissait tantôt se comprimer, tantôt se dilater, jusqu'à ce que, finalement, il n'y ait plus entre nous que nos deux bouches qui s'emmêlaient dans un baiser furieux. Je le détestais pour tout ce qu'il venait de me dire, et je n'en avais que plus envie de lui."
Author: Marika Gallman
28. "Out of the ashes of Sara Whitehead rose Melissa Stern. Out of the ashes of Mary Beth Whitehead, there were pieces lost."
Author: Mary Beth Whitehead
29. "Pour ce qu'il avait pu en observer l'existence des hommes s'organisait autour du travail, qui occupait la plus grande partie de la vie, et s'accomplissait dans des organisations de dimension variable. A l'issue des années de travail s'ouvrait une période plus brève, marquée par le développement de différentes pathologies. Certains êtres humains, pendant la période la plus active de leur vie, tentaient en outre de s'associer dans des micro-regroupements, qualifies de familles, ayant pour but la reproduction de l'espèce ; mais ces tentatives, le plus souvent, tournaient court, pour des raisons liées a la <>."
Author: Michel Houellebecq
30. "That is beside the point," I said, not giving him the satisfaction that he was right about anything, especially that I wanted to kiss him, although now that he brought it up, I was thinking about it. His kissable lips were very close to mine."
Author: Monica Alexander
31. "What would the engineer say, after you had explained your problem and enumerated all of the dissastisfactions in your life? He would probably tell you that life is a very hard and complicated thing; that no interface can change that; that anyone who believes otherwise is a sucker; and that if you don't like having choices made for you, you should start making your own."
Author: Neal Stephenson
32. "The story of Christian reformation, revival, and renaissance underscores that the darkest hour is often just before the dawn, so we should always be people of hope and prayer, not gloom and defeatism. God the Holy Spirit can turn the situation around in five minutes."
Author: Os Guinness
33. "The heart contains passion but the imagination alone contains poetry,' says Charles Baudelaire. This too was the lesson that Theophile Gautier, most subtle of all modern critics, most fascinating of all modern poets, was never tired of teaching - ‘Everybody is affected by a sunrise or a sunset.' The absolute distinction of the artist is not his capacity to feel nature so much as his power of rendering it. The entire subordination of all intellectual and emotional faculties to the vital and informing poetic principle is the surest sign of the strength of our Renaissance."
Author: Oscar Wilde
34. "Slow, tick decides. Thinks happen slow. she isn't quite sure why this understanding of the world's movement should be important, but she thinks it is. ...Take her parents- At the time, their separation had seemed a bolt from the blue, though she now realizes it had been a slow process, rooted in dissatisfaction and need....Mybe"
Author: Richard Russo
35. "Smiling, I cut across the quadrangle toward the commons. I felt better about life than I had in a very long time. We could do this, Lissa and me. We could do this together."
Author: Richelle Mead
36. "I need you," said Lissa."I hear that from women a lot," said Adrian."
Author: Richelle Mead
37. "I had Lissa's number memorized and I sent her the following note:I know what you're going to do, and it is a BAD idea. I'm going to kick both your asses when I find you."
Author: Richelle Mead
38. "El amor es aguantar malas cualidades de alguien, por que de alguna manera, te completa. -Lissa"
Author: Sarah Dessen
39. "The traditional doctrine of man and not the measurement of skulls and footprints is the key for the understanding of that anthropos who, despite the rebellion of Promethean man against Heaven from the period of Renaissance and its aftermath, is still the inner man of every man, the reality which no human being can deny wherever and whenever he lives, the imprint of a theomorphic nature which no historical change and transformation can erase completely from the face of that creature called man."
Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
40. "Niin monet miehet ovat naineet unissaan äitiään."
Author: Sophocles
41. "L'ermitage resserre les ambitions aux proportions du possible. En rétrécissant la panoplie des actions, on augmente la profondeur de chaque expérience. La lecture, l'écriture, la pêche, l'ascension des versants, le patin, la flânerie dans les bois... l'existence se réduit à une quinzaine d'activités."
Author: Sylvain Tesson
42. "But a lot of writers - and I'm one of them - do tend to feel dissatisfied. It makes you a little hard to live with, but it's a goad and does keep you alert and restless."
Author: Tobias Wolff
43. "He loved the interminable winter nights, when the dissatisfied wind mewed through the keyhole, and gusts of acrid smoke were driven down through the chimney; the imperfect silence when you awoke, as of a conversation hastily lulled, objects being hastily replaced. ‘Blow, blow thou winter wind, thou art not so unkind as man's ingratitude.' Why was it that he felt so perfectly attuned to winter, to its fatalistic expectation of the worst, then, when the worst came, its rustic heroisms and shouldering of burdens, improvised ingeniousness, constructive despair?"
Author: Violet Trefusis
44. "That she held herself well was true; and had nice hands and feet; and dressed well, considering that she spent little. But often now this body she wore (she stopped to look at a Dutch picture), this body, with all its capacities, seemed nothing - nothing at all. She had the oddest sense of being herself invisible; unseen; unknown; there being no more marrying, no more having of children now, but only this astonishing and rather solemn progress with the rest of them, up Bond Street, this being Mrs. Dalloway, not even Clarissa any more; this being Mrs. Richard Dalloway."
Author: Virginia Woolf
45. "He had never felt so happy in the whole of his life! Without a word they made it up. They walked down to the lake. He had twenty minutes of perfect happiness. Her voice, her laugh, her dress (something floating, white, crimson), her spirit, her adventurousness; she made them all disembark and explore the island; she startled a hen; she laughed; she sang. And all the time, he knew perfectly well, Dalloway was falling in love with her; she was falling in love with Dalloway; but it didn't seem to matter. Nothing mattered. They sat on the ground and talked - he and Clarissa. They went in and out of each other's minds without any effort. And then in a second it was over. He said to himself as they were getting into the boat, "She will marry that man," dully, without any resentment; but it was an obvious thing. Dalloway would marry Clarissa."
Author: Virginia Woolf
46. "Of all the ways of acquiring books, writing them oneself is regarded as the most praiseworthy method. Writers are really people who write books not because they are poor, but because they are dissatisfied with the books which they could buy but do not like."
Author: Walter Benjamin
47. "Since the Renaissance, Shakespeare, Rembrandt, Mozart, and a host of others have shown that this religious dimension can be experienced and communicated apart from any religious context. But that is no reason for closing my heart to Job's cry, or to Jeremiah's, or to the Second Isaiah. I do not read them as mere literature; rather, I read Sophocles and Shakespeare with all my being, too."
Author: Walter Kaufmann
48. "The Memorabilia, the abbey's small patrimony of knowledge out of the past, had been walled up in underground vaults to protect the priceless writings from both nomads and soidisant crusaders of the schismatic Orders, founded to fight the hordes, but turned to random pillaging and sectarian strife. Neither the nomads nor the Military Order of San Pancratz would have valued the abbey's books, but the nomads would have destroyed them for the joy of destruction and the military knightsfriars would have burned many of them as "heretical" according to the theology of Vissarion, their Antipope."
Author: Walter M. Miller Jr.
49. "A crowd whose discontent has risen no higher than the level of slogans is only a crowd. But a crowd that understands the reasons for its discontent and knows the remedies is a vital community, and it will have to be reckoned with. I would rather go before the government with two people who have a competent understanding of an issue, and who therefore deserve a hearing, than with two thousand who are vaguely dissatisfied.But even the most articulate public protest is not enough. We don't live in the government or in institutions or in our public utterances and acts, and the environmental crisis has its roots in our lives. By the same token, environmental health will also be rooted in our lives. That is, I take it, simply a fact, and in the light of it we can see how superficial and foolish we would be to think that we could correct what is wrong merely by tinkering with the institutional machinery. The changes that are required are fundamental changes in the way we are living."
Author: Wendell Berry
50. "..we have become wealthy, and wealth is the prelude to art. In every country where centuries of physical effort have accumulated the means for luxury and leisure, culture has followed as naturally as vegetation grows in a rich and watered soil. To have become wealthy was the first necessity; a people too must live before it can philosophize. No doubt we have grown faster than nations usually have grown; and the disorder of our souls is due to the rapidity of our development. We are like youths disturbed and unbalanced, for a time, by the sudden growth and experiences of puberty. But soon our maturity will come; our minds will catch up with our bodies, our culture with our possessions. Perhaps there are greater souls than Shakespeare's, and greater minds than Plato's, waiting to be born. When we have learned to reverence liberty as well as wealth, we too shall have our Renaissance."
Author: Will Durant

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