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1. "De tantos líos que me meto,el tuyo ha sido tan total.Pero ahora busco la forma mejor,de que olvides y olvidarme yo.Ya no encajo, no te engañes, en tu guión.No pares aún que sigue el aplauso,si el mundo paró sólo un instante en mis manosya no se va a parar más.No quiero seguir ensayando en mi cuartopara hacer un papel, que me negaron los añosel tiempo no ha perdonado.Y me he portado, como un actor casi acabadosé que al bajar del escenariome partiré por ti las manosa golpes contra el decorado."
Author: Alejandro Sanz
2. "W sportowym sklepie pod kwadratowymi filarami kupilem spory czerwony plecak bez stelarza i upchnalem do niego dwa spiwory. Cienkie, ale innych nie mieli. W pustym, wykafelkowanym na zielono miesnym zaladowalem trzy kilo boczku, pare konserw i kabanosy na okrase i dlatego ze lekkie. W tym sklepie bylo jak w basenie, jak w jakiejs lazni, na srebrnych hakach wisialy bialo-czerwone polcie, a kasa i waga tez byly srebrne. W pierwszym lepszym sklepie z manekinami na wystawie kupilem kilka par grubych skarpet. Siekiere kupilem w sklepie z siekierami. I jeszcze papierosy. A w monopolowym dwie butelki naszego spirytusu. Gdy placilem, wpadly mi w oko malenkie flaszeczki z wyborowa, takie na dwa lyki. Wypchalem sobie nimi kieszenie."
Author: Andrzej Stasiuk
3. "People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can't manage it."
Author: Anna Quindlen
4. "My speaking style was criticised by no less an authority than Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a low moment, my friends, to have my rhetorical skills denounced by a monosyllabic Austrian cyborg."
Author: Boris Johnson
5. "Oh, you mean fairy gossip, Eric," she giggled. "I get the picture," she said fluttering her lacy wings. "Don't look so sad, Eric. There isn't a day that passes when your nosy beak doesn't find its way into someone's business. I'm sure you'll find the best-ever story before"
Author: Caz Greenham
6. "Yes, you are nosy. You're a dreadfully nosy, horribly bossy, appallingly clean old woman. Control yourself. You're victimizing us all."
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
7. "Just as there are polysyllabic words that say very little, so there are also monosyllabic words of infinite meaning."
Author: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
8. "Yep." Eloquence 'R' Us. When in trouble, keep it monosyllabic—safer that way."
Author: Ilona Andrews
9. "Me tienes en tus manosy me lees igual que un libro.Sabes lo que yo ignoroy me dices las cosas que no me digo."
Author: Jaime Sabines
10. "I replied with an Avenian accent. "Is the priest of this church still here?""No." He squinted at me. "Never seen you before. You from out of town?""I've never seen you before either," I said. "So maybe you're the one from out of town."That amused him. "My name is Fink. Well, that's not really m name, but it's what everyone calls me.""What's your name, then.""Dunno. Everyone just calls me Fink.""Don't you have anywhere else to go?""Not really. Why d'you want the priest?""A doctrinal question. What punishment does the Book of Faith recommend for a kid who's being too nosy?"
Author: Jennifer A. Nielsen
11. "It was the winter after Mother died, and Mrs. Corbett and some of the Brother's wives came to call. They kept bleating on about how sorry they were and my poor dear mother. It was infuriating. They didn't know Mother at all; she never liked any of them. They were just nosy, noisy sheep."
Author: Jessica Spotswood
12. "Sullen monosyllabism, a sure sign of sleep deprivation."
Author: Jim Butcher
13. "I grunted. It's something I picked up over a fifteen-year career in law enforcement. Men have managed to create a complex and utterly impenetrable secret language consisting of monosyllabic sounds and partial words—and they are apparently too thick to realize it exists. Maybe they really are from Mars. I'd been able to learn a few Martian phrases over time, and one of the useful ones was the grunt that meant "I acknowledge that I've heard what you said; please continue."
Author: Jim Butcher
14. "I'm heading for a clean-named placelike Wisconsin, and mad as a jack-o'-lantern, will get therewithout help and nosy proclivities."
Author: John Ashbery
15. "That economics has a considerable conceptual apparatus with an appropriate terminology can not be a serious ground for complaint. Economic phenomena, ideas, instruments of analysis exist. They require names. Education in economics is, in considerable measure, an introduction to this terminology and to the ideas that it denotes. Anyone who has difficulties with the ideas should complete his education or, following an exceedingly well-beaten path, leave the subject alone. It is sometimes said that the economist has a special obligation to make himself understood because his subject is of such great and popular importance. By this rule the nuclear physicist would have to speak in monosyllables."
Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
16. "That day, I started taking an interest in the bar's television. We always kept it on. As the hours slid by in a cacophony of talk I kept watch, throwing in the occasional comment about politicians, bankers, show biz personalities as they appeared on screen. I wasn't being nosy, you understand. Just human."
Author: Jonathan Gash
17. "We communicated with pithy, rather monosyllabic thoughts: viz. Run, Jump, Where? Left, Up, Duck, ect. (This latter was an observation I made on the edge of a lake. Nathaniel unfortunately took it as a command, which resulted in our temporary immersion.) We didn't ever quite say Ug, but it was a close-run thing."
Author: Jonathan Stroud
18. "Then I said, "Matt's got a big mouth.""They all got big mouths, girl, learn that quick. These boys talk more than a pack of women. I lost fifty bucks on you."I was stunned speechless again, this time it didn't last as long."What?""See, Lee nailed Indy the first night they were together. Not nailed her nailed her but she was in his bed. Eddie, with Jet, it took a few days. Hank and Roxie, like, a day. Vance, like three, but Jules was a virgin and he had to interrupt the festivities once to go out and shoot someone."I was blinking rapidly and feeling kind of faint at the amount and sensitivity of information Shirleen was imparting, not to mention what it might mean to me."So we had a pool. Everyone threw down money on when they thought Luke would nail you. Mace won five hundred dollars."Ho-ly crap."So," she went on. "Did he nail you nail you or did you two just sleep?"For some reason, I answered her unbelievably nosy question. "We just slept.""New pool!" she shouted."
Author: Kristen Ashley
19. "Of course, it was impossible, in this company, not to think about balances of power. Raffin and Bann glanced at each other now and then, sharing silent agreement, teasing each other, or just resting their eyes on each other, as if each man was a comfortable resting place for the other. Prince Raffin, heir to the Middluns throne; Bann, who had no title, no fortune. How she longed to ask them questions that were too nosy for asking, even by her standards. How did they balance money matters? How did they make decisions? How did Bann cope with the expectation that Raffin marry and produce heirs? If Randa knew the truth about his son, would Bann be in danger? Did Bann ever resent Raffin's wealth and importance? What was the balance of power in their bed?"
Author: Kristin Cashore
20. "I am not dying," said Rumfoord. "I am merely taking my leave of the solar system. And I am not even doing that. In the grand, in the timeless, in the chronosynclastic infundibulated way of looking at things. I shall always be here. I shall always be wherever I've been."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
21. "I'm a nosy old woman, it's a perk of getting old. You can be annoying and people just call you eccentric."
Author: Lauren Dane
22. "RJD was pretty much heavy metal personified, a tiny 5-foot-4-inch sorcerer with a mangy mane, demonic eyes and sly grin, all coupled to a simply huge, operatic voice, a diminutive powerhouse who prowled the stage like a feline elf and who was, it turns out, also finely intelligent and well spoken, an actual gentleman in a genre known all too well for its bombastic, monosyllabic doltbuckets. A rare thing indeed."
Author: Mark Morford
23. "The English press, are so nosy, and the English seem to love that eavesdropping."
Author: Michael Hutchence
24. "Terrific! Have you done Step Three?" He waggled his brows as he opened up the top left drawer of my dresser. "No. Hey! Do you mind, Nosy Newton?" "Are these panties?" he asked, holding up two of my thongs. "Because they look like dental floss to me." Oh my God. My almost father-in-law was digging around in my lingerie. Embarrassment bloomed in my face. "Ruadan, get out of my underwear!" "Fine," he said, closing the left drawer and opening the right one. "Oh! Lookie here!" "If you touch that box," I said menacingly, "I will cut off your head with your own swords. And I'm not talking about the one on your shoulders." He laughed, shutting the drawer. "You won't need a vibrator anymore. You've got Patrick." His gaze slid toward the dresser. "Unless you have different toys in there. Nipple clamps?" "I… what… oh God." I fell onto the bed, curled into the fetal position, and covered my face."
Author: Michele Bardsley
25. "Nieustannie trzeba przesuwac wojska, czytac donosy i skargi, a polowa z nich to donosy i skargi na mnie!"
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
26. "A paparazzi is merely an extremely nosy nobody with a camera—and bills to pay."
Author: Mokokoma Mokhonoana
27. "If I wasn't born, what am I doing here?' ‘You're an independent temporal nexus, chronosynclastically established as an inverse...' He saw her expression, and stopped. ‘You're telling me it's timey-wimey, aren't you?' ‘Yes,' he said seriously. ‘I suppose I am."
Author: Neil Gaiman
28. "Chaga is significant in ethnomycology, forest ecology, and increasingly in pharmacognosy. Its long-term human use and cultural eastern European and Russian acceptance should awaken serious researchers to its potential as a reservoir of new medicines, and as a powerful preventive ally for protecting DNA."
Author: Paul Stamets
29. "We need a name for the new replicator, a noun that conveys the idea of a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation. 'Mimeme' comes from a suitable Greek root, but I want a monosyllable that sounds a bit like 'gene'. I hope my classicist friends will forgive me if I abbreviate mimeme to meme. If it is any consolation, it could alternatively be thought of as being related to 'memory', or to the French word même. It should be pronounced to rhyme with 'cream'."
Author: Richard Dawkins
30. "Im.' The monosyllable was heavy with contempt. ‘'E's a twat.'‘Is he?'‘Yeah, 'e is. Ask Kieran.'She gave the impression that she and Kieran stood together, sane, dispassionate observers of the idiots populating Lula's world."
Author: Robert Galbraith
31. "He was making it obvious that something was wrong—that Adam's presence was throwing him off."Uh, Marquis. We were going to food." Because that was a verb. "I mean, get food.""He's gone.""Yes."Monosyllables. Monosyllables were good."
Author: Santino Hassell
32. "Whenever I would get too nosy as a child, my grandmother would say, "When you learn someone else's secret, your own secrets aren't safe. Dig up one, release them all."
Author: Sarah Addison Allen
33. "I know it's a bit nosy– (Susan)A reporter being nosy? Damn, there's something you never see. (Ravyn)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
34. "Why are there five syllables in the word "monosyllabic"?"
Author: Steven Wright
35. "Then what is good? The obsessive interest in human affairs, plus a certain amount of compassion and moral conviction, that first made the experience of living something that must be translated into pigment or music or bodily movement or poetry or prose or anything that's dynamic and expressivee--that's what's good for you if you're at all serious in your aims. William Saroyan wrote a great play on this theme, that purity of heart is the one success worth having. "In the time of your life--live!" That time is short and it doesn't return again. It is slipping away while I write this and while you read it, the monosyllable of the clock is Loss, loss, loss, unless you devote your heart to its opposition."
Author: Tennessee Williams
36. "Fine," she said, and frowned. Monosyllabicism. An Outsider disease, and she'd been infected."
Author: Veronica Rossi
37. "A curious thing about the ontological problem is its simplicity. It can be put into three Anglo-Saxon monosyllables: 'What is there?' It can be answered, moreover, in a word--'Everything'--and everyone will accept this answer as true."
Author: Willard Van Orman Quine
38. "The painters could be identified by dirty fingernails; the writers by conversation in labored monosyllables and aggressive vulgarities which disguised their minds."
Author: William Gaddis

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