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1. "Blackadder was fifty-four and had come to editing Ash out of pique. He was the son and grandson of Scottish schoolmasters. His grandfather recited poetry on firelight evenings: Marmion, Childe Harold, Ragnarok. His father sent him to Downing College in Cambridge to study under F. R. Leavis. Leavis did to Blackadder what he did to serious students; he showed him the terrible, the magnificent importance and urgency of English literature and simultaneously deprived him of any confidence in his own capacity to contribute to, or change it. The young Blackadder wrote poems, imagined Dr Leavis's comments on them, and burned them."
Author: A.S. Byatt
2. "Avarice: Péché capital dans les laïques, qui doivent toujours se montrer généreux à l'endroit de l'église ; quant à l'église, elle ne doit point se piquer de générosité : ses biens sont à son mari, qui gronderait si sa femme faisait trop bien les choses envers des coquins de laïques, qu'elle ne doit point gâter."
Author: Baron D'Holbach
3. "La oscuridad devora la brillante luz del día.La oscuridad exige y siempre gana.La oscuridad escucha, observa, espera.La oscuridad reclama el día que celebra.A veces en el silencio llega la oscuridad.A veces con un alegre repique de campanas."
Author: Dean Koontz
4. "Now you've a clean start... you've brushed three or four ornaments down, and in a fit of pique knocked off the rest of them. The thing now is to collect some new ones, and the farther you look ahead in the collecting, the better, but remember, do the next thing."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
5. "I think a reading group should have a snappy name to attract members, don't you?' Mr Peterson didn't ask about my snappy name, but I could tell his curiosity was piqued. 'The Secular Church of Kurt Vonnegut,' I said. 'Jesus F Christ,' said Mr Peterson."
Author: Gavin Extence
6. "Mr. Craig was not above talking politics occasionally, though he piqued himself rather on a wise insight than on specific information."
Author: George Eliot
7. "Nunca me he sentido solo o agobiado en absoluto por la sensación de soledad, salvo en una ocasión, pocas semanas después de venir a los bosques, cuando, durante una hora, dudé de si la cercana vecindad del hombre no era esencial para una vida serena y saludable. Estar solo resultaba algo desagradable. Pero al mismo tiempo era consciente de una ligera locura en mi humor y parecía prever mi recuperación. En medio de una suave lluvia, mientras prevalecían estos pensamientos, fui consciente de pronto de la dulce y beneficiosa compañía de la naturaleza y, en el repiqueteo mismo de las gotas y en toda imagen y sonido alrededor de mi casa, un infinito e inexplicable afecto, como una atmósfera que me mantuviera, volvió insignificantes las ventajas imaginadas de la vecindad humana y no he vuelto a pensar en ellas desde entonces."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
8. "Pride,' observed Mary, who piqued herself upon the solidity of her reflections, ‘is a very common failing, I believe. By all that I have ever read, I am convinced that it is very common indeed; that human nature is particularly prone to it, and that there are very few of us who do not cherish a feeling of self-complacency on the score of some quality or other, real or imaginary."
Author: Jane Austen
9. "A human hires a hit man to kill his cousin for money, boring. That same hit man botches the job twice, funny. Then ?the desperate hit man sends a ghoul after the girl to finish things up, my curiosity's piqued. That same ghoul ends up with his head cut off by a mysterious redhead . . . Ah. Now I'm interested."
Author: Jeaniene Frost
10. "I could buy that she would murder me in a fit of rage, poison me out of flaming jealousy, or bomb my car out of sheer, stubborn pique. But she would never do it and feel nothing."
Author: Jim Butcher
11. "With Charles Woods, it was the first time I had ever seen tissue from a dead person used to save a human life. It piqued my curiosity."
Author: Joe Murray
12. "Scopique leaned in close. "Lord Scabrous." "What about him?" "If he is abducting students for his own purposes," Scopique said, "then someone needs to find out who might be next."
Author: Joe Schreiber
13. "I hope there have been times when I made you all proud, or made you all smile or at least piqued your interest in this wonderful institution we call government."
Author: John Rowland
14. "I want to find material that piques my interest, keeps me outside the box and challenges me."
Author: Kyle Chandler
15. "Her beauty satisfied [his] artistic eye, her peculiarities piqued his curiosity, her vivacity lightened his ennui, and her character interested him by the unconscious hints it gave of power, pride and passion. So entirely natural and unconventional was she that he soon found himself on a familiar footing, asking all manner of unusual questions, and receiving rather piquant replies."
Author: Louisa May Alcott
16. "Wishing for things could sometimes call them forth. Wishing to study could incite a desire to do so, stimulate an interest. Reading about a region could pique interest in it, make you want to travel there and experience it. But passion could not be piped forth, could not be lured from its den by any known device or trick. It seemed to have a stubborn, independent life of its own, slumbering when it would be convenient for it to dance, springing forth when there was no reason for it, nowhere for it to spend itself."
Author: Margaret George
17. "Fragrance should never be worn like a thick scented choker, where the scent emanates from the neck in strong blasts like a foghorn! Rather, it should sparkle like twinkling stars, where small bursts disperse here and there, they elude us, pique our curiosity and make us want more."
Author: Marian Bendeth
18. "[M]en, though they know full well how much women are worth and how great the benefits we bring them, nonetheless seek to destroy us out of envy for our merits. It's just like the crow, when it produces white nestlings: it is so stricken by envy, knowing how black it is itself, that it kills its own offspring out of pique."
Author: Moderata Fonte
19. "It is not too much to say I was piqued to the tonsils."
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
20. "Leave this touching and clawing. Let him be to me a spirit. A message, a thought, a sincerity, a glance from him, I want, but not news nor pottage. I can get politics, and chat, and neighborly conveniences from cheaper companions. Should not the society of my friend be to me poetic, pure, universal, and great as nature itself? Ought I to feel that our tie is profane in comparison with yonder bar of cloud that sleeps on the horizon, or that clump of waving grass that divides the brook? Let us not vilify, bur raise it to that standard. That great, defying eye, that scornful beauty of his mien and action, do not pique yourself on reducing, but rather fortify and enhance."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
21. "According to Norse legend, peas arrived on earth as a punishment sent by the god Thor who, in a fit of pique, dispatched a flight of dragons with peas in their talons to fill up the wells of his unsatisfactory worshippers."
Author: Rebecca Rupp
22. "Les tropiques sont certainement une maladie. Les maladies tropicales sont, pour la plupart, guérissables mais, des tropiques eux-mêmes, des gens comme nous ne peuvent jamais guérir."
Author: Sándor Márai
23. "Oh, pooh, you're just like akri. No, Simmi, don't be breathing fire around the flammable objects or small children. Except for that black plastic card that's not really plastic. It some metal thing, but the Simi loves it cause it let her buy everything she want without limit. He never say no to Simi when she use it. Oh, hello, there, Fang. You okay? You looking kind of peaked or piqued or…? Oh, heck, the Simi can never keep those straight. (Simi)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
24. "No ruler should put troops into the field merely to gratify his own spleen; no general should fight a battle simply out of pique."
Author: Sun Tzu
25. "The point I was trying to make before you interrupted with your inventoryof my personality is that neither of us is going to be able to stay celibate for the next six months."She dropped her eyes. If only he knew that she'd stayed that way all her life.We'll be living in close quarters," he went on. "We're legally married, and it's only natural that we're going to get it on."Get it on? His bluntness reminded her that none of this meant anything to him emotionally, and contrary to all logic, she'd wanted to hear something romantic. With some pique, she said, "In other words, you expect me to keep house, work for the circus, and 'get it on' with you."He thought it over. "I guess that's about the size of it."
Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
26. "You remarked once in a fit of pique you had made me famous. You were wrong, my dear. You have made me."
Author: T.D. McKinney
27. "—Porque yo estoy aquí, con ganas de darte un elogio apropiado, pero mi vocabulario miserable me lo impide. Creo que lo que necesitamos es una excursión científica. Tengo que aventurarme en una selva donde la belleza ocupe el lugar de la lluvia. Donde la misma hermosura caiga del cielo a intervalos regulares. Salpique cada superficie, sature el suelo, flote como vapor en el aire. Porque la forma en que te ves en estos momentos... —Su mirada atrapó la de ella en el reflejo—. Allí tendrían una palabra para eso."
Author: Tessa Dare
28. "But I wish to be enlightened.''Let me caution you against it.''Is enlightenment on the subject, then, so terrible?''Yes, indeed.'She laughingly declared that nothing could have so piqued her curiosity as his statement."
Author: Thomas Hardy
29. "On top of pique, umbrage, and ennui. Oh, the French diseases of the soul."
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
30. "Pero, si algún día no vienes a la hora del desayuno, si te sorprendo a través de algún espejo buscando otra mirada, si el teléfono repiquetea en vano en tu habitación desierta, entonces, después de indecibles angustias (pues la locura del corazón humano no tiene fin) buscaré otro ser como tú, encontraré a otro ser que se te parezca. Entretanto, tratemos de abolir de un solo golpe el tictac del tiempo. Aproxímate más a mí."
Author: Virginia Woolf
31. "[...] l'exigence de chasteté des jeunes filles prive les jeunes gens d'objets d'amour, ce qui crée les conditions typiques de notre ordre social, inévitables quoique non désirées en elles-mêmes: le mariage monogamique donne naissance à l'adultère, la chasteté des filles donne naissance à la prostitution. L'adultère et la prostitution sont le lot de la double morale sexuelle qui accorde à l'homme, avant comme pendant le mariage, ce qu'elle refuse à la femme, pour des raisons économiques. Etant donné les urgences naturelles de la sexualité, la rigueur de la morale sexuelle engendre l'opposé de ce à quoi elle vise ; l'immoralité au sens réactionnaire, c'est-à-dire l'adultère et les relations sexuelles extra-matrimoniales, se redouble en phénomènes sociaux grotesques: la perversion sexuelle d'une part, et la sexualité mercenaire, à l'intérieur comme à l'extérieur du mariage, d'autre part. (p. 85-86)"
Author: Wilhelm Reich
32. "La base de la famille des classes moyennes est la relation de type patriarcal du père avec la femme et les enfants. Il est en quelque sorte l'interprète et le symbole de l'autorité de l'Etat dans la famille. La contradiction entre son rôle de subordonné dans la production et de maître dans la famille lui confère l'aspect typique de l'adjudant-chef : servile envers les supérieurs, il s'imprègne de l'idéologie dominante (ce qui explique sa tendance à l'imitation), et règne en maître sur ses inférieurs ; il transmet les conceptions politiques et sociales et contribue à les renforcer. (p. 133-134)"
Author: Wilhelm Reich

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