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1. "I never said I didn't identify with Lily," she went on, her voice clear and her own. "I think in some way she's the heart of the book. And her transformation at the end, when she's finally able to finish her painting, after she doesn't have anything holding her back…it's one of the most important scenes in the novel. It's when she finally realises who she is."Mr Whitley nodded vaguely, pacing the length of a square-paned window overlooking the courtyard below."And what was it?" he asked deliberately. "What do you think was holding her back all that time?"Olivia looked down at her feet, feeling every pair of eyes in the class burning holes into the top of her head. Miles's mushroom loafers were fidgeting under the chair beside her, and she felt him holding his breathe. Her heart was pounding, but this time it was different. Everybody in the room was waiting for her, and that was okay. This time she had things to say."The past," Olivia answered finally. "The past was holding her back."
Author: Alexandra Bullen
2. "The theme of the diary is always the personal, but it does not mean only a personal story: it means a personal relationship to all things and people. The personal, if it is deep enough, becomes universal, mythical, symbolic; I never generalize, intellectualise. I see, I hear, I feel. These are my primitive elements of discovery.Music, dance, poetry and painting are the channels for emotion. It is through them that experience penetrates our bloodstream."
Author: Anaïs Nin
3. "Qu'on le sache bien, une bonne fois pour toutes: je ne veux pas me civiliser."
Author: Arthur Cravan
4. "Ignorance: C'est le contraire de la science, et la première disposition à la foi. On en sent toute l'importance pour l'église. Depuis que les laïques ne sont plus duement ignorants, la foi diminue, la charité se refroidit, et les actions du clergé sont bien tombées sur la place."
Author: Baron D'Holbach
5. "Le monde se divise en deux catégories de gens : ceux qui lisent des livres et ceux qui écoutent ceux qui ont lu des livres."
Author: Bernard Werber
6. "Wretched men cringe before tyrants who have no power, the victims of their trivial hopes and fears. They do not realise that anger is hopeless, fear is pointless and desire all a delusion. He whose heart is fickle is not his own master, has thrown away his shield, deserted his post, and he forges the links of the chain that holds him."
Author: Boethius
7. "During my afternoon ‘meditations', – which I at least attempt quite regularly now – I have found out ludicrous and terrible things about my own character. Sitting by, watching the rising thoughts to break their necks as they pop up, one learns to know the sort of thoughts that do come. And, will you believe it, one out of every three is a thought of self-admiration: when everything else fails, having had its neck broken, up comes the thought ‘What an admirable fellow I am to have broken their necks!' I catch myself posturing before the mirror, so to speak, all day long. I pretend I am carefully thinking out what to say to the next pupil (for his good, of course) and then suddenly realise I am really thinking how frightfully clever I'm going to be and how he will admire me. . . . And then when you force yourself to stop it, you admire yourself for doing that. It is like fighting the hydra. . . . There seems to be no end to it. Depth under depth of self-love and self-admiration."
Author: C.S. Lewis
8. "I'm twenty years old,' said Laurent, 'and I've been the recipient of offers almost as long as I can remember.''Is that an answer?' said Damen.'I'm not a virgin,' said Laurent.'I wondered,' Damen said, carefully, 'if you reserved your love for women.''No, I--' Laurent sounded surprised. Then he seemed to realise that his surprise gave something fundamental away, and he looked away with a muttered breath; when he looked back at Damen there was a wry smile on his lips, but he said, steadily, 'No.''Have I said something to offend you? I didn't mean--''No. A plausible, benign and uncomplicated theory. Trust you to come up with it.''It's not my fault that no one in your country can think in a straight line,' said Damen, frowning a touch defensively."
Author: C.S. Pacat
9. "He was a prisoner to the calendar, he realised, as we all were. He thought in little boxes that were to be ticked off and filled with things to do. Almost every day he thought back to what he had been doing ten years ago, twenty years ago, further. He lived in the past, by his diary. He was a history man, his head full of dead leaves. It was a form of reassurance, he knew. There were too many roads into the future and he didn't like not having a map for it.("Wait")"
Author: Conrad Williams
10. "...when I see you here amidst all this, I realise that I proposed to a very small part of you. I thought I was giving you a home and a position, but here I see that I am taking you away from so much."
Author: Daisy Goodwin
11. "I realised I could run after finding out that my dad used to run and it gave me the morale that if he did it then maybe I could also run."
Author: David Rudisha
12. "How the hell was she going to fight them?With style. She could almost hear Niko's voice. She grinned, despite herself. Do try not to die, won't you? That was Tyler. It would have been followed by a delicate yawn. And Oz: Keep your head down and don't be stupid. Lise: Bitch, do not even think about leaving me alone with all this testosterone. Giselle: You can't win if you die, so suck it up. Tutresiel: Princess, you aren't even trying if you're dying.And Alexander: Come home."
Author: Diana Pharaoh Francis
13. "Many historians have noted an interesting phenomenon in American life in the years immediately after a war. In the councils of government fierce partisanship replaces the necessary political coalitions of wartime. IN the great arena of social relations -- business, labour, the community -- violence rises, fear and recrimination dominate public discussion, passion prevails over reason. Many historians have noted this phenomenon. It is attributed to the continuance beyond the end of the war of the war hysteria. Unfortunately, the necessary emotional fever for fighting a war cannot be turned off like a water tap. Enemies must continue to be found. The mind and heart cannot be demobilised as quickly as the platoon. On the contrary, like a fiery furnace at white heat, it takes a considerable time to cool."
Author: E.L. Doctorow
14. "Do you realise…" she whispered. "Do you know what loving you would mean for me? For my life?""Yes." He kissed her lips gently, then he whispered in her ear, "Love me anyway."
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
15. "[Over breakfast] We discussed the 'novelisation' question. This is where the studio pay someone to novelise my script and sell it as Sense and Sensibility. I've said if this happens I will hang myself. Revolting notion. Beyond revolting.Lindsay [Doran] said that the executive she had discussed it with had said 'as a human being I agree with you -- but ...' I laughed until my porridge was cool enough to swallow."
Author: Emma Thompson
16. "I'm on my feet, pacing around the room, punching a fist into my palm, which I stop doing when I realise how drama queen it feels."
Author: Eoin Colfer
17. "In that dark hour I was aghast to realise that something within me, long sickening, had quietly died. I suddenly knew I had no desire or tenderness or esteem. Nothing remained except the chill bonds of law and duty an custom."
Author: Evelyn Waugh
18. "There are some occasions when you must not refuse a cup of tea, otherwise you are judged an exotic and barbarous bird without any hope of ever being able to take your place in civilised society.If you are invited to an English home, at five o'clock in the morning you get a cup of tea. It is either brought in by a heartily smiling hostess or an almost malevolently silent maid."
Author: George Mikes
19. "Lord Snow wants to take my place now.' He sneered. 'I'd have an easier time teaching a wolf to juggle than you will training this aurochs.''I'll take that wager, Ser Alliser', Jon said. 'I'd love to see Ghost juggle."
Author: George R.R. Martin
20. "A valise without straps. A hole without a key. She had a German mouth, French ears, Russian ass. Cunt international. When the flag waved it was red all the way back to the throat. You entered on the Boulevard Jules-Ferry and came out at the Porte de la Villette. You droppedyour sweetbreads into the tumbrils – red tumbrils with two wheels, naturally. At the confluence of the Ourcq and Marne, where the water sluices through the dikes and lies like glass under thebridges."
Author: Henry Miller
21. "Er brandt in mij dan een wilde begeerte naar sterke gevoelens, naar sensaties, een afkeer van dit afgezaagde, genormaliseerde en gesteriliseerde leven, en een hevige begeerte ergens iets stuk te slaan, een warenhuis of een kathedraal of mijzelf, roekeloze stommiteiten te begaan, een paar vereerde afgoden de pruiken af te rukken, een paar opstandige schooljongens de vurig verlangde kaartjes naar Hamburg te verschaffen, een klein meisje te verleiden of een paar vertegenwoordigers van de burgerlijke wereldorde de nek om te draaien. Want dit haatte, verafschuwde en vervloekte ik van alles toch wel het hevigst: deze tevredenheid, deze gezondheid, de behaagelijkheid, dit gekoesterde optimisme van de burger, deze vette vruchtbare zelfvoldaanheid van het middelmatige, het normale, de doorsnee."
Author: Hermann Hesse
22. "An instant later, a silk hat materialised in the air beside me, considerably down and to the left, and my special, only technically unassigned cohort grinned up at me - for a moment, I rather thought he was going to slip his hand into mine."
Author: J.D. Salinger
23. "Dans les églises, à la clarté des cierges, un homme boit du vin devant des femmes à genoux."
Author: Jean Paul Sartre
24. "- - tämä kaikki on tuuleen huutamista. Itsemurhien ytimessä ei ollut suru eikä salaperäisyys, vaan silkka itsekkyys. Tytöt riistivät itselleen ratkaisut, jotka on viisainta jättää Jumalalle. Heistä tuli liian voimallisia elämään meidän keskuudessamme, liian itsekeskeisiä, liian näkemyksellisiä, liian sokeita. He eivät jättäneet jälkeensä elämää, joka aina siloittaa luonnollisen kuoleman jäljet, vaan mitä arkipäiväisimmän luettelon maallisia seikkoja: seinällä tikittävän kellon, keskipäivälläkin hämärän huoneen ja sen raivostuttavan tosiasian, että ihminen voi ajatella ainoastaan omaa itseään. Että häneen aivonsa saattavat sumeta kaikelle muulle, roihahtaa liekkeihin vain tietyissä täsmällisissä kohdissa, joissa kyse on henkilökohtaisesta kivusta, haavoista ja sortuneista unelmista. Kaikki lähimmäiset loittonevat kuin pieniksi pisteiksi valtaisan jäälautan toiselle laidalle, missä he heiluttavat pikkuruisia käsivarsiaan äänenkantaman ulkopuolella."
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
25. "When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equaliser."
Author: Keith Richards
26. "Ennek realised what an enormous mistake it had been to buy the thing. Miner was stunning. The sweater was high enough on his neck to almost hide the iron collar. He reminded Ennek of ocean waves, white foam over sea green, but Miner was warm and soft, with a shy little smile and a slight blush on his cheeks. Ennek wanted to drown in him."
Author: Kim Fielding
27. "Of all our dreams today there is none more important - or so hard to realise - than that of peace in the world. May we never lose our faith in it or our resolve to do everything that can be done to convert it one day into reality."
Author: Lester B. Pearson
28. "Conscience is just a polite word for cowardice. No civilised man regrets a pleasure."
Author: Lord Henry Wotton
29. "Donc, il est juste et vrai que la séparation du spirituel et du sensuel chez un homme est signe de sa virilité, et la séparation du spirituel et du sensuel chez une femme est signe de sa prostitution. Et il suffirait que toutes les femmes, ensemble, se virilisent, pour que le monde, le monde entier, se transforme en bordel.( from "Roman avec cocaïne" )"
Author: M. Ageyev
30. "You get tough when you grow up unloved. People described me as a boyish girl - rather shy, but I didn't show it. I had an attitude. I was rather wild. I lied a lot because I knew the alternative was to be punished. As I got older I realised I didn't have to lie any more and it was a nice feeling. I could be myself."
Author: Maj Sjowall
31. "If we had, we would have realised sooner that Indigenous organisations are sometimes not the appropriate channel for programmes to help the stolen generations, because many of them play little part in Indigenous associations."
Author: Malcolm Fraser
32. "...the seaside life and the life of travel made me realise that the theatre of the world is stocked with fewer settings than actors, and with fewer actors than situations."
Author: Marcel Proust
33. "Being an atheist means you have to realise that when you die, that really is it. You've got to make the most of what you've got here and spread as much influence as you can. I believe that you only live through the influence that you spread, whether that means having a kid or making music....I don't believe in heaven or hell, I don't really believe in that version."
Author: Matthew Bellamy
34. "We're taking part in a divine comedy and we should realise that the play is always a comedy, in that we're all ultimately ridiculous."
Author: Max Hastings
35. "... People are still disturbingly vague about the treatment of animals. People still seem to believe that meat is a particular substance not at all connected to animals playing in the field over there. People don't realise how gruesomely and fighteningly the animal gets to the plate..."
Author: Morrissey
36. "During my grief, I realised there was nothing I could do for my mother, but I did have a child."
Author: Namie Amuro
37. "There was a rhythmic grinding sound, as if the engines of the universe itself were protesting, a rush of displaced air, and a large blue police box materialised in the back garden of Amy Pond's house."
Author: Neil Gaiman
38. "It symbolises strength."Bastien snorts. "It certainly doesn't provide any."
Author: Nenia Campbell
39. "Our brains contain one hundred billion nerve cells (neurons). Each neuron makes links with ten thousand other neurons to form an incredible three dimensional grid. This grid therefore contains a thousand trillion connections - that's 1,000,000,000,000,000 (a quadrillion). It's hard to imagine this, so let's visualise each connection as a disc that's 1mm thick. Stack up the quadrillion discs on top of each other and they will reach the sun (which is ninety-three million miles from the earth) and back, three times over."
Author: Nessa Carey
40. "Art never harms itself by keeping aloof from the social problems of the day: rather, by so doing, it more completely realises for us that which we desire. For to most of us the real life is the life we do not lead, and thus, remaining more true to the essence of its own perfection, more jealous of its own unattainable beauty, is less likely to forget form in feeling or to accept the passion of creation as any substitute for the beauty of the created thing."
Author: Oscar Wilde
41. "Le point final du processus dialectique represente l'esprit qui se reconnait comme l'ultime realite, et realise que tout ce qu'il a considere jusqu'alors comme etranger et hostile a lui-meme,en verite, en fait partie integrante. Il s'agit simultanement d'un etat de connaissance absolue ou l'esprit s'identifie enfin comme etant l'ultime realite, mais aussi un etat de liberte totale dans lequel l'esprit, au lieu d'etre controlee par des forces exterieures, est capable d'organiser le monde d'une facon rationnelle. Il prend alors conscience que le monde est en fait lui-meme, et qu'il lui suffit simplement de mettre en oeuvre ses propres principes de rationalite afin de l'organizer rationalement."
Author: Peter Singer
42. "More are the names of God and infinite are the forms through which He may be approached. In whatever name and form you worship Him, through them you will realise Him."
Author: Ramakrishna
43. "The rest of the guardians are all checking out the explosion," I realised. Pieces began coming together-including Lissa's lack of surprise over the commotion. "Oh no. You had Christian blow up ancient Moroi artifacts." "Of course not," said Eddie. He seemed shocked that I would have suggested such an atrocity. "Other fire users would be able to tell if he did." "Well, that's something," I said. I should have had more faith in their sanity. Or maybe not. "We used C4," explained Mikhail. "Where on earth did you-"
Author: Richelle Mead
44. "Oh yeah, well I suddenly realises that she'd only been with my boyfriend at the Co-op Christmas do when I were eighteen. So I grabs her head and I stuck it through a display of them Muller's rices and I told her. That's for shagging Kevin Cooper you stupid fucking cunt."
Author: St John Morris
45. "Why are you here?" Lucy asks incredulously. "You didn't say yes?"I shake my head, and my sister looks offended on behalf of the entire female species. "I'm sorry to say this, Elise," she states, taking out a slice and biting off the end. "I think you need therapy."
Author: Suzanne Young
46. "Love means to realise that we are one with life. Real love means to realise that we are one with the other person, one with nature, and one with the trees, the stones, the earth and the blue sky. It means to realise that all of life is God."
Author: Swami Dhyan Giten
47. "La recherche d'une réalité communautaire prend la forme d'une opération de sauvetage massive. J'estime que c'est la grande aventure de notre temps, infiniment plus valable pour l'homme que la conquête de l'espace. Elle représente le retour et le renouveau de l'ancienne gnose. Pour ceux qui répondent à l'appel, ce qui se passe dans le monde des sciences, malgré sa place encore considérable dans le politique gouvernementales, perdra de plus en plus son sens existentiel. À leurs yeux, les scientifiques et leurs nombreux émoules feront figure de clergé archaïque, à la liturgie professionnelle absurde, occupé à échanger ses connaissances, soi-disant à la disposition du public, dans le sanctuaire secret de leur église de l'État."
Author: Theodore Roszak
48. "If the nature of the world is revealed to man through religion, then gardens, as places for contemplation, should symbolise the perfection of nature."
Author: Tom Turner
49. "It's not when you realise that nothing can help you - religion, pride, anything - it's when you realise that you don't need any aid."
Author: William Faulkner
50. "In my 20s I was such a serious, boring-looking person. I would never do my nails. I never even danced. But I was taught by the women. They had gone through hell, but they would dance and sing. I came to realise I can't argue for a happy world if I am not happy myself."
Author: Zainab Salbi

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More and more, for the stupid little kid, that was the idea . . .That if enough people looked at you, you'd never need anybody's attention ever again.That if someday you were caught, exposed, and revealed enough, then you'd never be able to hide again. There'd be no difference between your public and your private lives.That if you could acquire enough, accomplish enough, you'd never want to own or do another thing.That if you could eat or sleep enough, you'd never need more.That if enough people loved you, you'd stop needing love.That you could ever be smart enough.That you could someday get enough sex.These all became the little boy's new goals. The illusions he'd have for the rest of his life. These were all the promises he saw in the fat man's smile"
Author: Chuck Palahniuk

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