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1. "Egli [Marx] ha posto il lavoro, il suo avvilimento ingiusto e la sua dignità profonda, al centro della sua riflessione. È insorto contro la riduzione del lavoro a merce e del lavoratore a cosa. Ha ricordato ai privilegiati che i loro privilegi non erano divini, né la proprietà un diritto eterno. Ha dato inquietudine alla coscienza di coloro che non avevano il diritto di serbarla tranquilla e ha denunciato, con profondità senza pari, una classe il cui delitto sta non tanto nell'aver avuto il potere, quanto nell'averne usato ai fini di una società mediocre e senza vera nobiltà."
Author: Albert Camus
2. "Unable and crippled I amAs I gaze into the vastnessThe vastness that harbors your praiseAnd glories of the best of creation...If I tried to spell..A drop of ink from your loveMa quill would burn in shamefor your love match no words...ya rasoolullah!"
Author: Anila Aboo
3. "Ma mère s'occupait plutôt de l'épicerie, mon père du café. D'un coté la bousculade de midi, le temps minuté, les clientes n'aiment pas attendre, c'est un monde debout, aux volontés multiples, une bouteille de bière, un paquet d'épingles neige, méfiant, à rassurer constamment, vous verrez cette marque-là c'est bien meilleur. Du théâtre, du bagout. Ma mère sortait lessivée, rayonnante, de sa boutique. De l'autre côté, les petits verres pépères, la tranquillité assise, le temps sans horloge, des hommes installés là pour des heures. Inutile de se précipiter, pas besoin de faire l'article ni même la conversation, les clients causent pour deux. Ça tombe bien, mon père est lunatique, c'est ma mère qui le dit."
Author: Annie Ernaux
4. "The fruit of silence is tranquillity"
Author: Arabic Saying
5. "No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.- Aristotle (Attributed by Seneca in Moral Essays, "De Tranquillitate Animi" On Tranquility of Mind, sct. 17, subsct. 10.)"
Author: Aristotle
6. "Mais vrai, j'ai trop pleuré. Les Aubes sont navrantes. Toute lune est atroce et tout soleil amer: L'âcre amour m'a gonflé de torpeurs enivrantes. O que ma quille éclate! O que j'aille à la mer!"
Author: Arthur Rimbaud
7. "Quell'estate, secondo il nuovo computo degli anni che ci hanno insegnato i cristiani, era il 497 dopo la nascita di Cristo, ed era un'estate radiosa, splendente di sole.Artù era al vertice, Merlino si scaldava le ossa nel nostro giardino e le nostre tre figlie insistevano perché raccontasse loro sempre nuove storie, Ceinwyn era felice, Ginevra si godeva il suo elegante palazzo nuovo, con i portici e le colonne e il tempio nascosto.Lancillotto se ne stava tranquillo nel suo regno accanto al mare, i sassoni si combattevano tra loro invece di lottare contro di noi, e la Dumnonia era in pace.Eppure, quella del 497 fu anche, come ben ricordo, un'estate di vergogna e di dolore.Fu l'estate di Tristano e Isotta."
Author: Bernard Cornwell
8. "Seeing it was James McQuillen who'd spoken so casually to Zane, sent a jolt of electricity down my spine; I readied my torpedoes. Target, the betraying bastard's manipulating mind. This Judas wouldn't have a chance to hang himself. I'd beat him to it."
Author: Carol Van Atta
9. "I pen you words from my heartneither paper nor pen would doas I lay them out in flowery fontswhat more could you ask foras I am writing in your heartthe love that I want to endureI am no Keats nor am I anyone but mea poetess longing for your touchget lost with me in my wordsas I serenade you with a forever quill."
Author: Chimnese Davids
10. "To be selected was an honor, and in respect of the family member chosen to run, families held feasts and gave away prized beaver coats, quilled tobacco bags and buffalo hides."
Author: Dennis Banks
11. "I have eavesdropped with impunity on the lives of people who do not exist. I have peeped shamelessly into hearts and bathroom closets. I have leaned over shoulders to follow the movements of quills as they write love letters, wills and confessions. I have watched as lovers love, murderers murder and children play their make-believe. Prisons and brothels have opened their doors to me; galleons and camel trains have transported me across sea and sand; centuries and continents have fallen away at my bidding. I have spied upon the misdeeds of the mighty and witnessed the nobility of the meek. I have bent so low over sleepers in their beds that they might have felt my breath on their faces. I have seen their dreams."
Author: Diane Setterfield
12. "When we maintain a conscious connection with Gratitude, our presence will naturally radiate a certain beauty and undisturbed, inner tranquillity. Such individuals glow. All such individuals look beautiful and seem irresistible to those who value goodness. They have an attractor field of loveliness which, likewise, tends to bring out the beauty in other people."
Author: Donna Goddard
13. "You know, it's hard work to write a book. I can't tell you how many times I really get going on an idea, then my quill breaks. Or I spill ink all over my writing tunic."
Author: Ellen DeGeneres
14. "Una mujer que cría a doce chiquillos aprende algo más que el alfabeto. Los niños enseñan más que la aritmética.Susan Sowerby"
Author: Frances Hodgson Burnett
15. "If it please you, the lady's name again?" says Reginald. His quill is poised. If God had come to Reginald and not to Moses in the burning bush, he would have asked him how to spell the great I AM so he'd be sure he had it right."
Author: Frederick Buechner
16. "If I had me a nice goose quill and a pot o' maester's ink, I could write down that me member was long and thick as me arm, wouldn't make it so." "He"
Author: George R.R. Martin
17. "C'est vrai, la vie est comme ça...Tantôt un tourbillon qui nous émerveille, comme un tour de manège pendant l'enfance.Tantôt un tourbillon d'amour et d'ivresse, lorsqu'on s'endort dans les bras l'un de l'autre dans un lit trop étroit puis qu'on prend son petit déjeuner à midi parce qu'on a fait l'amour longtemps.Tantôt un tourbillon dévastateur, un typhon violent qui cherche à nous entraîner vers le fnd lorsque, pris par la tempête dans une coquille de noix, on comprend qu'on sera seul pour affronter la vague.Et que l'on a peur."
Author: Guillaume Musso
18. "Per quanto una situazione possa sembrare disperata, c'è sempre una possibilità di soluzione. Quando tutto attorno è buio non c'è altro da fare che aspettare tranquilli che gli occhi si abituino all'oscurità."
Author: Haruki Murakami
19. "Words, words, word. Once, I had the gift. I could make love out of words as a potter makes cups of clay. Love that overthrows empire. Love that binds two hearts together, come hellfire & brimstone. For sixpence a line, I could cause a riot in a nunnery. But now -- I have lost my gift. It's as if my quill is broken, as if the organ of my imagination has dried up, as if the proud -illegible word- of my genius has collapsed."
Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
20. "Da allora il sole, la luna e le stelle possono continuare tranquillamente il loro corso, io non so se sia giorno o notte, e tutto il mondo svanisce intorno a me."
Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
21. "Jimmy: One day, when I'm no longer spending my days running a sweet-stall, I may write a book about us all. It's all here. (slapping his forehead) Written in flames a mile high. And it won't be recollected in tranquillity either, picking daffodils with Auntie Wordsworth. It'll be recollected in fire, and blood. My blood."
Author: John Osborne
22. "Deux matelots s'étaient noyés, leurs corps n'avaient jamais été retrouvés et ils étaient allés rejoindre la foule des marins qui errent au fond de la mer, se plaignant entre eux de la lenteur du temps, attendant l'appel suprême que quelqu'un leur avait promis en des temps immémoriaux, attendant que Dieu les hisse vers la surface et les attrape dans son épuisette d'étoiles, qu'il les sèche de son souffle tiède et les laisse entrer à pied sec au royaume des cieux, là, il n'y a jamais de poisson aux repas, disent les noyés qui, toujours aussi optimistes, s'occupent en regardant la quille des bateaux, s'étonnent du nouveau matériel de pêche, maudissent les saloperies que l'homme laisse dans son sillage, mais parfois aussi, pleurent à cause de la vie qui leur manque, pleurent comme pleurent les noyés et voilà pourquoi la mer est salée. (p.199)"
Author: Jón Kalman Stefánsson
23. "Ci sono momenti così, crediamo nell'importanza di ciò che abbiamo detto o scritto fino a quel punto, soltanto perché non è stato possibile far tacere i suoni o cancellare i tratti, ma ci entra nel corpo la tentazione del silenzio, il fascino dell'immobilità, stare come stanno gli déi, zitti e tranquilli, solo ad assistere."
Author: José Saramago
24. "To call that writing, madam, is an insult to quills and ink across the world."
Author: Julia Quinn
25. "Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquillity:"
Author: Kahlil Gibran
26. "PricklyWhen I'm feelingporcupine-y,I get nasty,I get whiny.Stay away orI might stick you.My sharp words arequills to prick you."
Author: Laura Purdie Salas
27. "Pierre's heart thrilled to these words as he gazed with shining eyes into the mason's face. He listened without interrupting or asking any questions, and with all his soul he believed what this stranger was saying to him. Whether he was believing rational arguments coming from the mason, or trusting more like a child in the persuasive intonation, the sense of authority, the sincerity of the words spoken, the quavering voice that sometimes seemed on the verge of breaking down, or the gleaming aged eyes grown old in that conviction, or the tranquillity, the certainty and true sense of vocation radiating from the old man's whole being and striking Pierre very forcibly, given the state of his own debasement and despair – whatever was happening to him, he longed to believe with all his soul, and he did believe and he felt a joyful sense of calm, renewal and return to life."
Author: Leo Tolstoy
28. "...pero es usted más ignorante e insensato que un chiquillo que jugando con las piezas de un reloj hábilmente fabricado osara decir, porque no comprende su utilidad, que no cree en el hombre que lo ha hecho."
Author: Leo Tolstoy
29. "While he writes, I feel as if he is drawing me; or not drawing me, drawing on me - drawing on my skin - not with the pencil he is using, but with an old-fashioned goose pen, and not with the quill end but with the feather end. As if hundreds of butterflies have settled all over my face, and are softly opening and closing their wings."
Author: Margaret Atwood
30. "Ils sont morts ensemble. Cent mètres à faire. Se coucher. Faire tenir les enfants tranquilles. Les endormir peut-être avec des chansons.Le train s'est arrêté dit-on.Voilà, c'est ça l'histoire."
Author: Marguerite Duras
31. "Bismilahir-rahmanir-rahim!I call to witness the ink, the quill, and the script,which flows from the quill;I call to witness the faltering shadows of the sinking evening,the night and all she enlivens;I call to witness the moon when she waxes, and the sunrise when it dawns.I call to witness the Resurrection Day and the soul that accuses itself;I call to witness time, the beginning and end of all things - to witness that every man always suffers loss."
Author: Meša Selimović
32. "Think of all that hard work our founding fathers put in - the revolutionizing, the three-fifths compromising, having to write the entire Constitution with a quill - and yet they neglected to include the right to vote."
Author: Mo Rocca
33. "Odio esta falsa lucidez de la edad madura. La verdad es que son como todos los demas; chiquillos que no entienden qué les ha ocurrido y que van de duros cuando en realidad tienen ganas de llorar - Paloma"
Author: Muriel Barbery
34. "Any man who criticizes my suicide and passes judgment on me with an expression of superiority, declaring (without offering the least help) that I should have gone on living my full complement of days, is assuredly a prodigy among men quite capable of tranquilly urging the Emperor to open a fruit shop."
Author: Osamu Dazai
35. "Gli americani leali potevano tornare a respirare tranquillamente: la loro libertà di fare ciò che gli veniva detto di fare era stata salvaguardata."
Author: Philip K. Dick
36. "Maquillarse se parece a mentir"
Author: Rainbow Rowell
37. "That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquillity."
Author: Rumi
38. "E' proprio perché gli abitanti delle città vanno in giro con un pugnale al fianco che non scoppiano mai risse o litigi. Se ottemperassero alla legge, che concede solo ai samurai di uscire armati, accaderebbe che gli uomini piu' deboli verrebbero sempre sopraffatti dalla forza di quelli più imponenti. Invece, grazie al timore che un pugnale incute, anch'essi possono tranquillamente inoltrasi da soli nelle più oscure tenebre della notte."
Author: Saikaku Ihara
39. "Sometmes when you pull knives on people, they get this impression that you're going to hurt them, and then they're completely terrified. Crazy, I know!""Okay," said Nick. He turned to Jamie & popped his left wrist sheath again. "Look."Jamie backed up. "Which part of 'completely terrified' did you translate as 'show us your knives, Nick'? Don't show me your knives, Nick. I have no interest in your knives."Nick rolled his eyes. "This is a quillon dagger. That's a knife with a sword handle. I like it because it has a good grip for stabbing.""Why do you say these things?" Jamie inquired piteously. "Is it to make me sad?""I didn't have you cornered," Nick went on. "You could've run. And this dagger doesn't have an even weight distribution; it's absolute rubbish for throwing. If I had any intention of hurting you, I'd have used a knife I could throw."Jamie blinked. "I will remember those words always. I may try to forget them, but I sense that I won't be able to."
Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
40. "October—You were sleeping so peacefully that I was loath to wake you. Duke Torquill, after demanding to know what I was doing in your apartment, has requested that I inform you of his intent to visit after ‘tending to some business at the Queen's Court.' I recommend wearing something clinging, as that may distract him from whatever he wishes to lecture you about this time. Hopefully, it's your manners.You are truly endearing when you sleep. I attribute this to the exotic nature of seeing you in a state of silence.—Tybalt"
Author: Seanan McGuire
41. "Move or die. (Quills)Never give someone a choice that doesn't leave them with any way out except to hurt you. (Devyn)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
42. "The McQuillen Sister Experience! Promoting Liberty around the world and in your pants!"
Author: Sienna McQuillen
43. "Sienna McQuillen 1 September near Beaulieu, England, United Kingdom.I cant believe I'm thinking about having some Ex Sex."
Author: Sienna McQuillen
44. "Mi chiedo se Averroè, Kant, Socrate, Newton, Voltaire avrebbero mai creduto che nel Ventesimo secolo la piaga delle città, l'avvelenatore dei polmoni, l'omicida di massa, l'oggetto di culto sarebbe diventato un carrello di lamiera con le ruote e che le persone avrebbero preferito morire schiantate al suo interno durante gli esodi di massa per i fine settimana, anzichè restarsene tranquillamente a casa."
Author: Stanisław Lem
45. "A volte penso che dovrei mettermi a dieta, poi penso che se dimagrissi sarei sempre tesa per la paura di ingrassare, invece così sono tranquilla."
Author: Stefano Benni
46. "Vorrei poter fermare il tempo e vivere così per sempre"Di solito questi riferimenti al suo imperituro amore nei miei confronti mi fanno sentire in colpa e a disagio. Ma mi sento così tranquilla e rilassata e al di là di qualsiasi preoccupazione per un futuro che comunque non avrò che mi lascio sfuggire due semplici parole: "Va bene"Sento il sorriso nella sua voce. "Allora sei d'accordo?""Sono d'accordo" dico io."
Author: Suzanne Collins
47. "Et dans mon kiosque d'aiguilles qui procure une illusion de chaleur, je regarde le puits noir du lac. La masse de glace m'apparait comme un creuset cauchemardesque. Je perçois la force à l'oeuvre sous ce couvercle. Dans le caveau, un univers grouille de bêtes qui broient, dévorent et sectionnent. Dans les profondeurs, des éponges balancent lentement leurs branches. Des coquillages enroulent leurs spires, battant la mesure du temps et créent des bijoux de nacre en forme de constellation. Des silures monstrueux rôdent dans les vasières. Des poissons carnassiers migrent vers la surface pour le festin nocturne et les holocaustes de crustacés. Des bancs d'ombles tracent leurs chorégraphies benthiques. Des bactéries barattent les scories, les digèrent, purifient l'eau. Ce morne malaxage s'opère en silence, sous le miroir où les étoiles n'ont même pas la force de se refléter."
Author: Sylvain Tesson
48. "Like ships that have gone down at sea, when heaven was all tranquillity."
Author: Thomas Moore
49. "L'idée surgit brutalement. Et aussitôt, sans hésiter, il comprit, il sentit que l'idée était juste. Il vit une explication neuve, extraordinairement neuve, des phénomènes nucléaires qui, jusqu'alors, semblaient inexplicables; soudain, les gouffres s'étaient changés en passerelles. Quelle simplicité, quelle clarté! Que cette idée était gracieuse et belle! Il lui semblait que ce n'était pas lui qui l'avait fait naître, mais qu'elle était montée à la surface, simple et légère, comme une fleur blanche sortie de la profondeur tranquille d'un lac, et il s'exclama de bonheur en la voyant si belle..."
Author: Vasily Grossman
50. "And there are my cats, engaged in a ritual that goes back thousands of years, tranquilly licking themselves after the meal. Practical animals, they prefer to have others provide the food ... some of them do. There must have been a split between the cats who accepted domestication and those who did not."
Author: William S. Burroughs

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I was occupied so entirely by each day, I felt detached from anything so large as a month or a year. History didn't cross my mind. Now it does. Now I know, whatever your burdens, to hold yourself apart from the lot of more powerful men is an illusion. On that awful day in January 1961, Lumumba paid with a life and so did I. On the wings of an owl the fallen Congo came to haunt even our little family, we messengers of goodwill adrift on a sea of mistaken intentions."
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