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1. "Woodward and Bernstein," Jared said from seemingly nowhere."What?""They were just two reporters. Yet, they broke the Watergate scandal. They toppled an administration. That's us.""We're Woodward and Bernstein." Alec said, pointing between him and Jared."Woodward, Bernstein, and Lucy," Lucy corrected."
Author: Adrian Lilly
2. "THE LUXE IS . . .Pretty girls in pretty dresses, partying until dawn.Irresistible boys with mischievous smiles and dangerous intentions.White lies, dark secrets, and scandalous hookups.This is Manhattan in 1899."
Author: Anna Godbersen
3. "And that was how a great scandal threatened to affect the kingdom of Bohemia, and how the best plans of Mr. Sherlock Holmes were beaten by a woman's wit. He used to make merry over the cleverness of women, but I have not heard him do it of late. And when he speaks of Irene Adler, or when he refers to her photograph, it is always under the honourable title of the woman."
Author: Arthur Conan Doyle Sir
4. "To the Kathakali Man these stories are his children and his childhood. He has grown up within them. They are the house he was raised in, the meadows he played in. They are his windows and his way of seeing. So when he tells a story, he handles it as he would a child of his own. He teases it. He punishes it. He sends it up like a bubble. He wrestles it to the ground and lets it go again. He laughs at it because he loves it. He can fly you across whole worlds in minutes, he can stop for hours to examine a wilting leaf. Or play with a sleeping monkey's tail. He can turn effortlessly from the carnage of war into the felicity of a woman washing her hair in a mountain stream. From the crafty ebullience of a rakshasa with a new idea into a gossipy Malayali with a scandal to spread. From the sensuousness of a woman with a baby at her breast into the seductive mischief of Krishna's smile. He can reveal the nugget of sorrow that happiness contains. The hidden fish of shame in a sea of glory."
Author: Arundhati Roy
5. "You and me-we've whored together. We've fought together.And I still dunna understand how ye always seems to know where the money is hidden and the liquor is stored and the scandals are richest.'It's a gift."
Author: Christina Dodd
6. "I also had to work through the violation of my date rape, my unhealthy relationships with men, my anger toward the people involved in the scandal, and those who exploited me afterwards."
Author: Donna Rice
7. "President Bush and his administration have tried to pull the wool over our eyes and distract the public from this possibly illegal domestic spying scandal."
Author: Ellen Tauscher
8. "Do you know why I gave my daughter permission to marry your father?""No," Bailey says. It is not a topic that has ever been discussed in his presence, though Caroline once told him in secret she heard it was something of a scandal. Even almost twenty years later, his father never sets foot in his grandmother's house, nor does she ever come out to Concord."Because she would have run off with him regardless," she says. "That was what she wished. It would not have been my choice for her, but a child should not have their choices dictated for them...Follow your dreams, Bailey," she says. "Be they Harvard or something else entirely. No matter what that father of yours says, or how loudly he might say it. He forgets that he was someone's dream once, himself."
Author: Erin Morgenstern
9. "English people have seen me get through scandals."
Author: George Michael
10. "Sambit Bal may be right that this is a scandal the IPL needed. It certainly brings fans face-to-face with the tangled reality of their amusement, based as it is on a self-seeking, self-perpetuating commercial oligarchy issued licenses to exploit cricket as they please. Whether the fans care is another matter: one of the reasons Indians have embraced economic liberalisation so fervently is a shoulder-shrugging resignation about the efficiency and integrity of their institutions. Given the choice between Lalit Modi, with his snappy suits and his soi-disant 'Indian People's League', and the BCCI, stuffed with grandstanding politicians and crony capitalists, where would your loyalties lie?"
Author: Gideon Haigh
11. "I know at least what I am,' he simply went on; 'the other side of the medal's clear enough. I've not been edifying--I believe I'm thought in a hundred quarters to have been barely decent. I've followed strange paths and worshipped strange gods; it must have come to you again and again--in fact you've admitted to me as much--that I was leading, at any time these thirty years, a selfish frivolous scandalous life. And you see what it has made of me."
Author: Henry James
12. "Andrea turned her back to Desandra and rolled her eyes. Raphael grimaced. They both looked scandalized. Dear God, what could she have said to scandalize a bouda..."No, really!" Desandra nodded. "Okay, so most guys don't have a nice ball sack, right? It looks all hairy and wrinkled like some small animal died between their legs, but Gerardo's is like two plums in a velvet bag..."Derek, who'd been lingering in the doorway, took a careful step to the left behind the wall and disappeared from my view.Kill me, somebody. I raised my hand. "Hold that thought. I need to borrow Andrea for a minute."I grabbed her arm and pulled her into the hallway. Behind us Raphael growled, "Don't leave me!"Andrea leaned towards me. "Plums.""Listen..."Andrea raised her hands, imitating holding plums the size of small coconuts, and moved them up and down."
Author: Ilona Andrews
13. "-Me emocionas Severus- repuso Dumbledore con seriedad -¿No será que has acabado sintiendo cariño por ese chico?--¿Por él? - Se escandalizo Snape-. ¡Expectro patronum!-Del extremo de su varita salió la cierva plateada, se posó en el suelo del despacho, dio un brinco y saltó por la ventana. Dumbledore la vio alejarse volando, y cuando el resplandor plateado se perdió de vista, se volvió hacia Snape y, con lágrimas en los ojos, le preguntó:-¿Después de tanto tiempo?--Siempre- Dijo Snape"
Author: J.K. Rowling
14. "When society was patriarchal, as it was in the New Testament context and as it has been everywhere in the world except in modern society in our day, the church avoided scandal by going along with it - fundamentally evil as patriarchy was and is. Now, however, that modern society is at least officially egalitarian, the scandal is that the church is NOT going along with society, not rejoicing in the unprecedented freedom to let women and men serve according to gift and call without an arbitrary gender line. This scandal impedes both the evangelism of others and the edification - the retention and development of faith - of those already converted."
Author: John G. Stackhouse Jr.
15. "In London, love and scandal are considered the best sweeteners of tea."
Author: John Osborne
16. "The Roman Emperor Julian, writing in the fourth century, regretted the progress of Christianity because it pulled people away from the Roman gods. He said, 'Atheism [I.e. the Christian faith!] has been specially advanced through the loving service rendered to strangers, and through their care for the burial of the dead. It is a scandal that there is not a single Jew who is a beggar, and that the godless Galileans care not only for their own poor but for ours as well; while those who belong to us look in vain for the help that we should render them."
Author: John Piper
17. "Eis uma coisa curiosa acerca do passado: a forma como jaz à nossa espera, silencioso, invisível, quase como se ali não estivesse. Podemos ter a tentação de julgar que desapareceu, que já não existe. De repente, como um faisão espantado para fora do seu esconderijo, erguer-se-á numa explosão de som, cor e movimento: escandalosamente vivo."
Author: John Verdon
18. "Then, if to make your ruin more,You'll peevishly be coy,Die with the scandal of a whoreAnd never know the joy."
Author: John Wilmot
19. "I remember in 2000, when President Clinton came to Cartagena just before Plan Colombia started, the country was on the verge of becoming a failed state. Today, we are one of the most solid democracies, where institutions are working, where the scandals such as false positives have come to light because of those functioning institutions."
Author: Juan Manuel Santos
20. "I am deeply Catholic and always will be, but I'm no longer a member of the church. I left in 2003 because of the sex abuse scandal."
Author: Julianna Baggott
21. "Memory is a mirror that scandalously lies."
Author: Julio Cortázar
22. "Are you seeing anyone, Maggie?" My mother's voice is low, the whisper reserved for talk of scandal—like premarital cohabitation and non-procreative sex. "Are you even trying to find love? Or do you intend to continue fornicating with random men outside the sanctity of marriage?""So if I were married I'd have your blessing to fornicate with random men? Maybe I should reconsider my stance on marriage." The words are out of my mouth before I can stop them. I'm batting zero on the New Me plan."
Author: Lexi Ryan
23. "Pointing fingers, trying to catch each other in scandal does not bring honor to this House."
Author: Mark Foley
24. "Adam gave me a scandalized look. "Fraternizing with the enemy!" he cried. "For shame, wench!"
Author: Meg Cabot
25. "What a thrill, what a shock, to be alive on a morning in June, prosperous, almost scandalously privileged, with a simple errand to run."
Author: Michael Cunningham
26. "Restless, and in desperate need of adventure, I quit my job at an insurance company to travel west with a couple of guys I smoked pot with, scandalizing my family."
Author: Mink Stole
27. "Je voudrais bien savoir pourquoi les gens qui se scandalisent si fort de la comédie de Molière ne disent mot de celle de Scaramouche.""La raison de cela, c'est que la comédie de Scaramouche joue le ciel et la religion, dont ces messieurs-là ne se soucient point; mais celle de Molière les joue eux-mêmes; c'est ce qu'ils ne peuvent souffrir."
Author: Molière
28. "The air was hot and wet, as if it had absorbed the sweat of countless bodies. It dripped also with scandal."
Author: Monica Ali
29. "Numai în religia în care Dumnezeu nu primeste jertfe, ci se jertfeste El s-a putut ivi speranta stergerii totale si instantanee a pacatelor, prin cel mai cutremurator si anti-contabilicesc - deci si cel mai scandalos - act."
Author: Nicolae Steinhardt
30. "Cînd ne atinge într-un fel sau altul direct, moartea arata ceea ce este de fapt: un scandal. Atunci, în sfîrsit, ne dam seama ca nu exista moarte normala, nici macar cînd omul îsi da sufletul cu un suspin la o vîrsta respectabila, si ca mortile revol¬tatoare nu se mai ascund în haine de calugarita, venita, chipurile, de la Dumnezeu, ci topaie nerusinate, silindu-ne sa întoarcem privirea. Sînt vinovat oare ca n-am avut taria sa ma uit? Nu din pudoare n-am facut-o, ci dintr-o neputinta împotriva careia n-am fost în stare sa lupt. Cel mai important lucru mi se parea atunci sa nu mai simt nimic, sa ma cufund într-o nesimtire salva¬toare si am facut asta cu o spaima pe care n-am încercat s-o combat, era inutil."
Author: Octavian Paler
31. "Stiu ca marturisirile prea sincere par scandaloase. Multi s-au învatat cu o anumita pudoare a minciunilor cuviincioase, tresar când le spui prea direct ce ai de spus. Nu le convine. Prefera sa auda totul ca prin vata. Atunci ramân liberi sa reactioneze cum vor, inclusiv sa se comporte ca si când n-ar fi auzit..."
Author: Octavian Paler
32. "Celebrity poverty, that's the hidden scandal in Blair's Britain. You can't help but worry for them. A girl I knew developed X-ray eyes for celebrity sorrows. She taught me to read the subtext of the down-market celebrity interview, she knew all the Hollywood codes, and followed the deep backgrounds."
Author: Peter York
33. "The problem of pain meets its match in the scandal of grace."
Author: Philip Yancey
34. "Drama and crisis are currency to them because they love the power to make people react. They thrive on a good fight, a good scandal, a good drama."
Author: Phillip C. McGraw
35. "The media only writes about the sinners and the scandals, he said, but that's normal, because 'a tree that falls makes more noise than a forest that grows."
Author: Pope Francis
36. "People often reject and criticize what they believe Jesus would have no part in, but in reality most times Jesus is a part of the scandalous, the dirty and the dangerous."
Author: Ricky Maye
37. "Când întâlne?ti un barbat ca Don Juanul tau, imposibil, scandalos de seducator, amuza-te cât po?i, dar ai grija sa-?i încui inima în safe superblindat. Daca e?ti însa slaba de înger, cote?te-o urgent pe alta uli?a."
Author: Rodica Ojog Braşoveanu
38. "I suppose you mean to scandalize society by announcing your betrothal to Miss Butterfield tonight.""Of course," Oliver said, without a trace of irritation. "Unless you'd rather do it yourself. I'm more than happy to hand the office over to you, Gran. Maria and I will just nod and smile while you get all the glory for making the match."Mercy. Talk about throwing down the gauntlet. Mrs. Plumtree's mouth fell open. Then snapped shut. When she spoke again, her voice sounded strained, though Maria could have sworn she caught a gleam in the elderly lady's eye. "Perhaps I will. God knows you won't do it properly.""Go ahead." His eyes said, I dare you.There was a trace of smugness on his face now, as if he knew he was on the verge of winning.A tense quiet fell over the carriage. Clearly Mrs. Plumtree and Oliver were each waiting for the other to back down."
Author: Sabrina Jeffries
39. "When I go to Rome, I fast on Saturday, but in Milan I do not. Do you also follow the custom of whatever church you attend, if you do not want to give or receive scandal."
Author: Saint Ambrose
40. "I think she might at least have waited till the funeral was over,' said Amanda in a scandalized voice.'It's her own funeral, you know,' said Sir Lulworth; 'it's a nice point in etiquette how far one ought to show respect to one's own mortal remains.' ("Laura")"
Author: Saki
41. "If we are not being maligned, scandalizing those who still sleep in the church, then we are missing the incarnational call to love the world's most vulnerable, the world's exiled, the world's most wounded. Our concern should be what the poor and prostituted think of us, what the God of the universe thinks of us, not what those around us think of us."
Author: Sarah Lance
42. "You once accused me of never considering the consequences," she said, willing him to understand. To see. "Of never thinking of what comes next.""What comes next is, we marry."She shook her head. "Now you are not considering the consequences. I shall always be your scandal, Simon. Never entirely worthy."
Author: Sarah MacLean
43. "As long as you've got serious investors who wish to put money into football, I applaud. It proves that football is attractive. What upsets me, what I find scandalous, is when clubs accept fools."
Author: Sepp Blatter
44. "Big business, for all its lobbying, is often put in line by investigative reporting, public scandals and multi-million-dollar judgments in court against those who put products on the market that are dangerous to their buyers."
Author: Stanley Crouch
45. "Grace is upside-down, to-do-list wrecking, scandalous and way-too free. It's one-way love."
Author: Tullian Tchividjian
46. "For, what is order without common sense, but Bedlam's front parlor? What is imagination without common sense, but the aspiration to out-dandy Beau Brummell with nothing but a bit of faded muslin and a limp cravat? What is Creation without common sense, but a scandalous thing without form or function, like a matron with half a dozen unattached daughters?And God looked upon the Creation in all its delightful multiplicity, and saw that, all in all, it was quite Amiable."
Author: Vera Nazarian
47. "It's not strange seeing her now, even knowing the things I know. I thought maybe it would be, but it's not. To me, she's still just Charlie—lover of Skittles and bed bouncing and scandalous raccoons."
Author: Victoria Scott
48. "A magnificent cad, you mean. He's positively gaping at your bosom, Lyddie!" Mariah said in a scandalized whisper. "I swear he's undressing you with his eyes!"Lydia's lip twitched. "How lurid you sound. I really must censure your reading material.""There can be no doubt you have his attention now," Mariah giggled."
Author: Victoria Vane
49. "The life of Dumas is not only a monument of endeavour and success, it is a sort of labyrinth as well. It abounds in pseudonyms and disguises, in sudden and unexpected appearances and retreats as unexpected and sudden, in scandals and in rumours, in mysteries and traps and ambuscades of every kind."
Author: William Ernest Henley
50. "The ladies egged him on; in Eve's name, they dared him; so he made love with discreet verbs and light nouns, delicate conjunctions. They begged; they defied him to define...define everything. They could not be scandalized—impossible, they said. Indecent prepositions such as in, on, up, merely made them smile, and the roundest exclamation broke upon them like a bubble's kiss, a butterfly's. Smooth and creamy adjectives enabled them to lick their lips upon the crudest story. How charmingly you speak, Reverend Furber, how much you've seen of this wicked world, and how alive you are to it, they said."
Author: William H. Gass

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