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1. "For if there are saints, Madame knows they are few, and none of them are remembered long."
Author: Adam McOmber
2. "Unicorns, dragons, witches may be creatures conjured up in dreams, but on the page their needs, joys, anguishes, and redemptions should be just as true as those of Madame Bovary or Martin Chuzzlewit."
Author: Alberto Manguel
3. "If you break this door you will find me dead on the threshold."And be easy, madame, you shall be revenged," said Bussy."
Author: Alexandre Dumas
4. "Speak, Madame; speak, queen," said Buckingham. "The softness of your voice covers the hardness of your words. You speak of sacrilege, but the sacrilege is in the separation of hearts that God has formed for each other!"
Author: Alexandre Dumas
5. "Madame d'Aulnoy is the true mother of the modern fairy tale. She invented the modern Court of Fairyland, with its manners, its fairies, its queens, its amorous, its cruel, its good, its evil, its odious, its friendly fées."
Author: Andrew Lang
6. "In England I am always madam; I arrived too late to ever be a miss. In New York I have only been madamed once, by the doorman at the Carlyle Hotel."
Author: Anna Quindlen
7. "Just show me where you want him. You can take the first shower, princess.""How very thoughtful of you. But I imagine Samuel and his wifehave more than one shower in this lovely house.""I'll be in a back bedroom, out of sight. Don't be squeamish.Madame Lambert. I promise your virtue is safe with me.""I'm relieved to hear it."
Author: Anne Stuart
8. "The great correspondent of the seventeenth century Madame de Sevigne counseled, "Take chocolate in order that even the most tireome company seem acceptable to you," which is also sound advice today!"
Author: Barrie Kerper
9. "Sophie did this?" He said, not for the first time. They were standing at the foot of Jessamine's bed. She lay flung upon it, her chest rising and falling slowly like the famous Sleeping Beauty waxwork or Madame du Barry. Her fair hair was scattered on the pillow, and a large, bloody welt ran across her forehead. Each of her wrists was tied to a post of the bed. "Our Sophie?"Tessa glanced over at Sophie, who was sitting in a chair by the door. Her head was down, and she was staring at her hands. She studiously avoided looking at Tessa or Will. "Yes,"Tessa said, "and do stop repeating it." " I think i may be in love with you, Sophie," said Will. "Marriage could be on the cards."Sophie whimpered."
Author: Cassandra Clare
10. "The seventeenth, Desmond! Come along at once; everything's all right. We're going to buy a huge bracelet for my wife, an enormous cigarette-holder for Madame Peloux, and a tiny tie-pin for you"
Author: Colette
11. "In an exhibition wherein paintings of nudes were commonplace, that of Madame Gautreau in her black evening dress was considered scandalously erotic. -from The Greater Journey"
Author: David McCullough
12. "After my modest victory I played patience (the card game, not the virtue, never that) in the lounge, something I had not done since my ill-starred Tintagel honeymoon with Madame X."
Author: David Mitchell
13. "They were only to glad to come, ... as an alibi to test their charms ... ... but once they'd made it into the house their hearts where in their boots because they knew enough to see that here Madame Verona was still living off the interest."
Author: Dimitri Verhulst
14. "Tais-toi. Your glove. Madame Erskine, procure me a large pin,' said the Queen Dowager of Scotland. ‘I have yet to meet a man who can lay hands on a pin when there is need for it."
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
15. "It must be most dangerous then to be a man. It is indeed, madame, and but few survive it"
Author: Ernest Hemingway
16. "She [Madame Duvall] seems desirious to repair the wrongs she has done, yet wishes the world to believe her blameless."
Author: Fanny Burney
17. "He renunciado desde hace tiempo a todas mis direcciones y paticipaciones industriales para comprarme la cosa más cara -en sentido económico y moral- del mundo: la libertad.Un lujo que no está al alcance hoy, ni siquiera de un simple millonario. Supongo que soy uno de los cinco o seis hombres apróximadamente libres que viven en la tierra."
Author: Giovanni Papini
18. "Madame Bovary"Konversasjonen var platt som et fortau. Der promenerte de mest banale av tanker, i hverdagsklær og uten å vekke følelser, latter eller drømmer."
Author: Gustave Flaubert
19. "By nature independent, gay, even exuberant, seductively responsive and given to those spontaneous sallies that sparkle in the conversation of certain daughters of Paris who seem to have inhaled since childhood the pungent breath of the boulevards laden with the nightly laughter of audiences leaving theaters, Madame de Burne's five years of bondage had nonetheless endowed her with a singular timidity which mingled oddly with her youthful mettle, a great fear of saying too much, of going to far, along with a fierce yearning for emancipation and a firm resolve never again to compromise her freedom."
Author: Guy De Maupassant
20. "Puede que la vida no sea más que la consecuencia de una mera cadena de acontecimientos ilógicos y, en ciertos casos, extremadamente chapuceros"
Author: Haruki Murakami
21. "The Robespierre women (as one tended to think of them now) were all on display. Madame looked actively, rather intimidatingly benevolent; it was her aim in life to find a Jacobin who was hungry, then to go into the kitchen and make extravagant efforts, and say, "I have fed a patriot!"."
Author: Hilary Mantel
22. "DESIREE: Don't forget, Madame, that love is a perpetual juggling of three balls. Their names are heart, word and sex. How easily these three balls can be juggled, and how easily one of them can be dropped."
Author: Ingmar Bergman
23. "He was staring hard, not at his wife and me but at his daughter watching us. In his cold pupil, in the firm twist of his lips, was reflected Madame Miyagi's orgasm reflected in her daughter's gaze."
Author: Italo Calvino
24. "Madame Bellwings, Memoir Elf Coordinator, was not at all pleased with this request, because elves who write the memoirs of teenage girls have the habit of returning to the magical realm with atrocious grammar. They can't seem to shake the phrases "watever" and "no way," and they insert the word like into so many sentences that the other elves start slapping them...and for no apparent reason occasionally call out the name Edward Cullen."
Author: Janette Rallison
25. "It is the good children, Madame, who make the most terrible revolutionaries. They say nothing, they do not hide under the table, they eat only one sweet at a time, but later on, they make Society pay dearly for it!"
Author: Jean Paul Sartre
26. "Tuesday—we had school for the first time. Madame O'Malley had a moment of silence at the beginning of French class, a class that was always punctuated with long moments of silence, and then asked us how we were feeling. "Awful," a girl said. "En français," Madame O'Malley replied. "En français."
Author: John Green
27. "The time to read Madame Bovary is when your romantic hopes and desires have crashed, and you will believe that your future relationships will have disappointing - even devastating - consequences."
Author: John Irving
28. "... por razones de oficio, ven mucho mundo, no hay nada que los sorprenda. Además, como ya en esta época era sabido, la carne es extremadamente débil, y no tanto por su culpa, pues el espíritu, cuyo deber, en un principio, sería levantar una barrera contra todas las tentaciones, es siempre el primero en ceder, en izar la bandera blanca de la rendición."
Author: José Saramago
29. "You will do well to take advantage of Madame's short residence to get up your French a little... You will be glad of this, my dear, when you have reached France, where you will find they speak nothing else."
Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
30. "Perhaps," she says (Madame de la Rougierre), "Other souls than human are sometimes born into the world & clothed in human flesh."
Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
31. "Did he happen to select a color too?""Blue.""Blue?" Victoria burst out, prepared to do physical battle for white.Madame nodded, her finger thoughtfully pressed to her lips, her own hand plunked upon her waist. "Yes, blue. Ice blue. He said you are glorious in that color-'a titian-haired angel,' he said"Victoria abruptly decided ice blue was a lovely color to be married in."
Author: Judith McNaught
32. "Dear Madame Morgenstern, As absurd as it sounds, I've been thinking of you since we parted. I want to take you into my arms, tell you a million things, ask you a million questions. I want to touch your throat and unbutton the pearl button at your neck"
Author: Julie Orringer
33. "Madame Ratignolle hoped that Robert would exercise extreme caution in dealing with the Mexicans, who, she considered, were a treacherous people, unscrupulous and revengeful. She trusted she did them no injustice in thus condemning them as a race. She had known personally but one Mexican, who made and sold excellent tamales, and whom she would have trusted implicitly, so soft-spoken was he. One day he was arrested for stabbing his wife. She never knew whether he had been hanged or not."
Author: Kate Chopin
34. "Sie warten also, wenn auch unbewusst, auf den Augenblick, in dem Sie erkennen, dass Sie tatsächlich anders sind; dass dort draußen Menschen sind wie Madame, die ihnen weder Übles wollen noch Hass gegen Sie empfinden, und doch schon beim Gedanken an Ihre Existenz, an die Art und Weise, wie Sie zur Welt kamen, erschaudern und sich vor der Vorstellung fürchten, sie könnten von Ihnen berührt werden. Wenn Sie sich das erste Mal mit den Augen einer solchen Person sehen, wird Ihnen kalt ums Herz. Es ist, als sähen Sie einen Spiegel, an dem Sie jeden Tag Ihres Lebens vorbeigegangen sind, und auf einmal zeigt er Ihnen etwas anderes, etwas Fremdes, Verstörendes."
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
35. "I am very, very sorry to leave you hanging like that, but as I was writing the tale of the Baudelaire orphans, I happened to look at the clock and realized I was running late for a formal dinner party given by a friend of mine, Madame diLustro. Madame diLustro is a good friend, an excellent detective, and a fine cook, but she flies into a rage if you arrive even five minutes later than her invitation states, so you understand that I had to dash off. You must have thought, at the end of the previous chapter, that Sunny was dead and that this was the terrible thing that happened to the Baudelaires at Uncle Monty's house, but I promise you Sunny survives this particular episode. It is Uncle Monty, unfortunately, who will be dead, but not yet."
Author: Lemony Snicket
36. "I took my mother-in-law to Madame Tussaud's Chamber of Horrors, and one of the attendants said: 'Keep her moving sir; we're stock-taking.'"
Author: Les Dawson
37. "But you are a charming and beautiful dunces, madame. And," he continued in French, "a charming and beautiful womancan get away with murder. Can you imagine that any man here would prosecute you for assassinating our language?"
Author: Loretta Chase
38. "My dear Madame, I just noticed that I forgot my cane at your house yesterday; please be good enough to give it to the bearer of this letter. P.S. Kindly pardon me for disturbing you; I just found my cane."
Author: Marcel Proust
39. "Sì, è possibile trapiantare l'ipofisi di uno Spinoza o di qualche altro povero diavolo e fabbricare da un cane un essere intelligentissimo. Ma perché farlo? Me lo dica lei, per favore: perché fabbricare artificialmente gli Spinoza quando una qualunque donnetta è capace di sfornarne uno quando vuole. Madame Lomonosov ha messo al mondo a Cholmogory quel suo celeberrimo figlio. Dottore, è la stessa umanità che ci pensa e, grazie all'evoluzione, genera ostinatamente, ogni anno, dalla gentaglia più triviale, decine di geni eminenti, abbellendo il globo terrestre."
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
40. "When I described Madame de T's night, I recalled the well-known equation from one of the first chapters of the textbook of existential mathematics: the degree of speed is directly proportional to the intensity of forgetting. From that equation we can deduce various corrollaries, for instance this one: our period is given over to the demon of speed, and that is the reason it so easily forgets its own self. Now I would reverse that statement and say: our period is obsessed by the desire to forget, and it is to fulfill that desire that it gives over to the demon of speed; it picks up the pace to show us that it no longer wishes to be remembered; that it is tired of itself; sick of itself; that it wants to blow out the tiny trembling flame of memory."
Author: Milan Kundera
41. "Soy un gato, un ser extremadamente sensible a los más sutiles cambios en la mente o el alma del mundo. Y, naturalmente, necesito dormir más que el resto."
Author: Natsume Sōseki
42. "Only the wicked understand the ways of the wicked, my dear. ~Madame Zelda to Roller Deb"
Author: Red Tash
43. "A veces los detalles son extremadamente importantes. Enlazan todas las cosas en un Todo y unen todos los ingredientes de la memoria"
Author: Sándor Márai
44. "When we say we have given up hope, all we are really doing is challenging Madame Fortune to prove us wrong."
Author: Sarah Bower
45. "Watch your back, wolf. There's a pall over this place and the bears are racking up enemies faster than Wal-Mart rakes in sales. When the time comes, it's going to get bloody. (Thorn)I wouldn't have it any other way. (Fang)Don't be so arrogant. Long before I was the debonair sophisticate standing in front of you, I was a warlord. I put more blood on my blade than Madame la Guillotine. The one thing all that battle taught me is that no one walks away without scars. No one. (Thorn)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
46. "See I'm the reckless and wild one who saves him from being boring. It's why we're perfect for each other. We balance. - Madame Selena"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
47. "At least Madame Selena had her own building…about sixteen inches from the edge of the highway, but still. And she had a turban. Say what you will, but it certainly added an air of mystery to her, like what, exactly, she was hiding under it."
Author: Stacey Kade
48. "Sometimes on flat boring afternoons, he'd squatted on the curb of St. Deval Street and daydreamed silent pearly snowclouds into sifting coldly through the boughs of the dry, dirty trees. Snow falling in August and silvering the glassy pavement, the ghostly flakes icing his hair, coating rooftops, changing the grimy old neighborhood into a hushed frozen white wasteland uninhabited except for himself and a menagerie of wonder-beasts: albino antelopes, and ivory-breasted snowbirds; and occasionally there were humans, such fantastic folk as Mr Mystery, the vaudeville hypnotist, and Lucky Rogers, the movie star, and Madame Veronica, who read fortunes in a Vieux Carré tearoom."
Author: Truman Capote
49. "Say goodbye to Madame GeorgeAnd the loves to love to love the love"
Author: Van Morrison
50. "To know nothing, or little, is in the nature of some husbands. To hide, in the nature of how many women? Oh, ladies! how many of you have surreptitious milliners' bills? How many of you have gowns and bracelets which you daren't show, or which you wear trembling?--trembling, and coaxing with smiles the husband by your side, who does not know the new velvet gown from the old one, or the new bracelet from last year's, or has any notion that the ragged-looking yellow lace scarf cost forty guineas and that Madame Bobinot is writing dunning letters every week for the money!"
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray

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