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1. "Manila is a city of extremes. The poor are very poor and the rich very rich. They live side by side. The rich live in sprawling houses in residential subdivisions with fancy names like Green Meadows, White Plains, Corinthian Plaza, Bel Air, San Lorenzo, Magallanes and the very exclusive Forbes Park, a leafy enclave that was home to the famous Manila Polo Club. The poor are not far from sight. They live in little pockets on the periphery of these affluent subdivisions. A constant reminder to the rich that there is another side to life."
Author: Arlene J. Chai
2. "For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed."
Author: Clifton Fadiman
3. "My art school rejection letter arrived as a cold manila fist that closed around my fragile hopes [...] The fear was practically edible. Nothing would happen unless I get out and make it happen.Then, as if handling me the keys to the jet pack, my dad bought me a typewriter and a taped message to the inside of its case: "Son- the world is waiting to hear from you"."
Author: Grant Morrison
4. "Jett said, barely noticing his friend's half full glass. Kenny didn't blink. "How urgent is it?" "Major deal." "A good hookup and can't find her number?" Kenny grinned. He had no idea how close he was to the truth. "Something like that," Jett remarked dryly as he retrieved a brown Manila envelope"
Author: J.C. Reed
5. "I'm so excited. I just bought a new file cabinet, some manila folders, some sticky note pads, and a few highlighters, and I think I'm finally ready to enter into organized crime."
Author: Jarod Kintz
6. "In little pockets of conversation, old men were telling stories of ancient floods. Women were talking of about how much rain there'd been in other towns -- Paragould, Lepanto, and Manila."
Author: John Grisham
7. "It was a dark day indeed when I was forced to admit that I was about as "special" and "unique" as a manila envelope. Even worse, I was beginning to suspect that this whole time, my fun, fabulous life was really just one long, meaningless, self-indugent, cliché-ridden thrill ride."
Author: Kristen Johnston
8. "You can't bring an unwritten place to life without losing something substantial. Manila is the cradle, the graveyard, the memory. The Mecca, the Cathedral, the bordello. The shopping mall, the urinal, the discotheque. I'm hardly speaking in metaphor. It's the most impermeable of cities. How does one convey all that?"
Author: Miguel Syjuco
9. "I tried not to dwell on the comparison; it was one thing to accept that New York was more wealthy than Lahore, but quite another to swallow the fact that Manila was as well."
Author: Mohsin Hamid
10. "Yes, Manila had its slums; one saw them on the drive from the airport: vast districts of men in dirty white undershirts lounging idly in front of auto-repair shops — like a poorer version of the 1950s America depicted in such films as Grease."
Author: Mohsin Hamid
11. "The first woman who spent any amount of time aboard this ship was Elizabeth de Obregon, whom we salvaged from the wrack of the Manila Galleon at the same time as him who burned it, one Edouard de Gex.""He's dead, by the way.""Again? I am glad to hear it."
Author: Neal Stephenson
12. "Intramuros! The old Manila. The original Manila. The Noble and Ever Loyal City..."
Author: Nick Joaquín
13. "I am the proud indentured servant of a brilliant art adviser who may or may not have purposely stapled my index finger to a manila folder"
Author: Sloane Crosley
14. "I believe he collects different types of stationery,' said Vetinari. 'I have sometimes speculated that he might change his life for the better should he meet a young lady willing to dress up as a manila envelope."
Author: Terry Pratchett
15. "People like to be shown around archives. I don't know why. I'm in the business, but one row of shelves stuffed with manila files looks much like another."
Author: V.T. Davy
16. "Japanese-owned cargo ship Tsimtsum, flying Panamanian flag, sank July 2nd, 1977, in Pacific, four days out of Manila. Am in lifeboat. Pi Patel my name. Have some food, some water, but Bengal tiger a serious problem. Please advise family in Winnepeg, Canada. Any help very much appreciated. Thank you."
Author: Yann Martel

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