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1. "I thought... their elegance... lies not so much in their clothes as in their bodies, and their bodies have received it, and continue to unceasingly receive it, from their souls, which are just like yours, lovely Simonetta."
Author: Alexander Theroux
2. "Girls are taught to sing high and pretty, like Antony, not low and from the guts like Nina Simone. But we're slowly trying to change that. There are so many things we're not told growing up, and it's our true feminist responsibility to take the truth to the people who need to hear it."
Author: Beth Ditto
3. "I listen to Radio 4 and put the iPod on shuffle. I like the randomness of, say, the Stones, then something from Nina Simone, Nick Drake or Bob Dylan."
Author: Catherine McCormack
4. "Snarling an oath from an Icelandic saga, I reclaimed my place at the head of the queue. "Oy!" yelled a punk rocker, with studs in his cranium. "There's a fackin' queue!"Never apologize, advises Lloyd George. Say it again, only this time, ruder. "I know there's a 'fackin' queue'! I already queued in it once and I am not going to queue in it again just because Nina Simone over there won't sell me a ruddy ticket!"A colored yeti in a clip-on uniform swooped. "Wassa bovver?""This old man here reckons his colostomy bag entitles him to jump the queue," said the skinhead, "and make racist slurs about the lady of Afro-Caribbean extraction in the advance-travel window."I couldn't believe I was hearing this."
Author: David Mitchell
5. "Come Simone Weil ha espresso così meravigliosamente: "Le stesse parole (ad esempio, un uomo dice alla moglie "ti amo") possono essere banali e straordinarie, secondo come sono dette.E il modo di pende dalla profondità di un essere umano, dalla quale scaturiscono senza che la volontà sia in grado di fare nulla. E' con un accordo meraviglioso esse raggiungono in lui forma ed espressione. Così colui che sente può discernere, se ha potere di discernimento, ciò che è il valore del mondo"."
Author: Erich Fromm
6. "[Simone Weil's] life is almost a perfect blend of the Comic and the Terrible, which two things may be opposite sides of the same coin. In my own experience, everything funny I have written is more terrible than it is funny, or only funny because it is terrible, or only terrible because it is funny."
Author: Flannery O'Connor
7. "For a woman to be taken as seriously as a man she must be three times as effective. Happily, this is not difficult.--Simone de Beauvoir"
Author: Gale Martin
8. "No one saves an e-mail, because it's so inherently impersonal. I worry about posterity in general. All the great love letters - from Simone de Beauvoir to Sartre, from Samuel Clemens to his wife, Olivia - I don't know, I always think about what will be lost -"
Author: Gillian Flynn
9. "I was trying to discover examples of a living restoration, trying to go beyond discussions about correct historic colors, materials, and techniques. I looked to the past for guidance, to find the graces we need to save. I want to be an importer. This is not nostalgia; I am not nostalgic. I am not looking for a way back. "From where will a renewal come to us, to us who have devastated the whole earthly globe?" asked Simone Weil. "Only from the past if we love it."What I am looking for is the trick of having the same ax twice, for a restoration that renews the spirit, for work that transforms the worker. We may talk of saving antique linens, species, or languages; but whatever we are intent on saving, when a restoration succeeds, we rescue ourselves.-- Howard Mansfield, The Same Ax Twice: Restoration and Renewal in a Throwaway Age"
Author: Howard Mansfield
10. "We need to return from the self-centred concept of sincerity to the other-centred concept of truth. We are not isolated free choosers, monarchs of all we survey, but benighted creatures sunk in a reality whose nature we are constantly and overwhelmingly tempted to deform by fantasy. Our current picture of freedom encourages a dream-like facility; whereas what we require is a renewed sense of the difficulty and complexity of the moral life and the opacity of persons. We need more concepts in terms of which to picture the substance of our being; it is through an enriching and deepening of concepts that moral progress takes place. Simone Weil said that morality was a matter of attention not of will. We need a new vocabulary of attention."
Author: Iris Murdoch
11. "I am not a great French woman. George Sand, Marguerite Duras and Simone de Beauvoir are great French women."
Author: Juliette Binoche
12. "Where are we?" Ni asked."This is my work place and the center ofUniverse as well." Simone said."Do you mean the tower is in the center of Universe?" Ni asked"I mean that we are both in space and inside the tower at the same time.""Why is it so dark here?" Ni asked."At the beginning, it is always dark." Simone replied, "Then everything comes into existence little by little.Even Light is born out of Darkness."
Author: Leora Cika Waldman
13. "This time Simone did not smile at all."I cannot tell that to you, child. This is asecret I am not allowed to talk about. I only hope that you willknow how to follow the true and right path. And now, farewell!" Sheturned around and walked away between the bookshelves, disappearingfrom their sight.Nirupa looked at the book she held in herhand. On its thick front cover she read:"Atlantis."Deep shudders shook her body. She turned herhead and looked at Miss Bell, who also looked numb with fear."Now that we have started the adventure, memust carry it through to the end," Ni whispered to Miss Bell,opening the book. She did not have time to see what was writteninside because, once the first page was open, a whirl of warm airsucked Ni and Miss. Bell inside, In the twinkle of an eye theyfound themselves standing up on the main street of a magnificentbazaar."
Author: Leora Cika Waldman
14. "238. I want you to know, if you ever read this, there was a time when I would rather have had you by my side than any one of these words; I would rather have had you by my side than all the blue in the world.239. But now you are talking as if love were a consolation. Simone Weil warned otherwise. "Love is not consolation," she wrote. "It is light."240. All right then, let me try to rephrase. When I was alive, I aimed to be a student not of longing but of light."
Author: Maggie Nelson
15. "She is the woman that contradicts Simone de Beauvoir's saying "One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman." She is the woman that makes your tooth pain seem like a trivial matter in comparison to the heartaches she causes as she deliberately passes by your side. She is the woman that makes your throat feel swollen and your tie to suddenly seem too tight. She is the woman that is able to take you to the seven heavens with a whisper; straight to cloud number nine.. She is the woman that erases all other women unintentionally and becomes without demanding the despot of your heart. She is the woman that sends you back and forth to purgatory and resurrects you with each unintended touch. She is the woman that will ask of you to burn Rome just to collect for her a handful of dust."
Author: Malak El Halabi
16. "Elliott took a long, deep breath. "Look. We seem to have had a misunderstanding.…""Really?" Eyes snapping fire, Simone faced him. "Really. A misunderstanding. What part of ‘I don't want to see you again, and I don't want you to come to my office' did I misunderstand? Because it seemed pretty fucking crystal to me."He winced. "No. That part was right."
Author: Megan Hart
17. "Don't use the buckle," she told him with a laugh, her eyes closed, head bent."I haven't beaten a woman with my belt before, Simone. That doesn't mean I don't have any clue about how to do it."
Author: Megan Hart
18. "I'm very eclectic in my music tastes - anything from Nina Simone to Beethoven to Talvin Singh."
Author: Monica Ali
19. "I think Nina Simone has had an amazing journey. She was spicy and she had attitude and she didn't care, she wanted her money in a paper bag and don't mess with me and I've been doing some research on that so."
Author: Nia Long
20. "When I think of Simone now, I think of butterfly wings. Beautiful and excruciatingly delicate. Touch them once and they might disintegrate."
Author: Nick Sagan
21. "Simone! Are you all right? Simone!"And a voice, grunting with pain, says, "Todd?"And-And it ain't Simone's voice.The smoke starts to clear.And it ain't Simone."You saved me, Todd," says the Mayor, lying there, bad burns all over his face and hands, his clothes smoking like a brush fire. "You saved my life."And his eyes are full of wonder of it-That in the rush of the explozhun the person I chose to save-The one I chose without even thinking-(without there even being time for him to control me-)(no time for him to make me do it-)Was the Mayor."
Author: Patrick Ness
22. "Yes, Simone, he is mentally unstable for being attracted to you. call the men in white suits."
Author: Randa Abdel Fattah
23. "Are you still doing that crap?" I ask."You can't even do it properly," Eileen says."Just a matter of practice," Simone says."Wow! Practicing how to poison yourself and make your breath reek like the fart of a seagull!" Eileen cries."
Author: Randa Abdel Fattah
24. "Libraries are sanctuaries from the world and command centers onto it: here in the quiet rooms are the lives of Crazy Horse and Aung San Suu Kyi, the Hundred Years' War and the Opium Wars and the Dirty War, the ideas of Simone Weil and Lao-Tzu, information on building your sailboat or dissolving your marriage, fictional worlds and books to equip the reader to reenter the real world. They are, ideally, places where nothing happens and where everything that has happened is stored up to be remembered and relived, the place where the world is folded up into boxes of paper. Every book is a door that opens onto another world, which might be the magic that all those children's books were alluding to, and a library is a Milky Way of worlds."
Author: Rebecca Solnit
25. "Exactly," said Maddie. "What's your favorite flavor?""I bet I can guess," said Simone. "Chocolate.""Strawberry," said Maddie.Losers. It was vanilla."Vanilla," said Seth."
Author: Richelle Mead
26. "You have to sleep sometime. (Xypher)So do you. (Julian)Down, boys, down. Please, I just want to be free before I get testosterone poisoning. (Simone)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
27. "Did you do that? (Simone)Sometimes my powers work. Sometimes they don't. Looks like this time they did. Yea, us. (Xypher)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
28. "Want to come back to the morgue with me after lunch? (Tate)I shudder at the thought of the pickup line you must have used the night you met LaShonda. Come with me, baby, and see my collection of stiffs. (Simone)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
29. "Simone couldn't move as she caught the hot look in his eyes. This was it and she knew it. She was lost to him. How could she deny him after all he'd done to protect her?"Simone!"She jumped at Jesse's shrill call.He popped into the room, then screamed like a girl. "I'm sorry. You two continue."Xypher let out a low, evil growl as he hung his head down and shook it over her. "I don't know about you, but that just killed my mood. The only thing to do more damage would would be to see Jesse naked. That would probably make me impotent for eternity. I think we just found the perfect birth control."
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
30. "Zeus is the king, right? (Simone)He thinks he is most days. Personally, I think he's a pompous ass who should be bitch-slapped by Hera at least once in his existence. (Xypher)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
31. "You're not a morning person, are you? (Simone)I'm a Dream-Hunter/demon. By my very nature I'm nocturnal. That big yellow ball in the sky offends me to the very core of my being. (Xypher)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
32. "And you are? (Xypher)Pissed off. You wrecked my car, shoved me around, and are a complete and utter dickhead! (Simone)Dear God, what a mouthful – your mom must have really wanted a son. Mind if I call you ‘Pissed' for short? The rest of that is just too much to say every time I want your attention. (Xypher)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
33. "Maybe they're customers. (Simone)For a doll store? Yes, I can just see them now…I'll take the frilly pink baby doll. (Liza)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
34. "Are you okay? (Simone)No, I'm in ecstasy. I blew straight past okay the minute you touched me. (Xypher)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
35. "Ectoplasmic plane? What the devil is that? (Simone)It's jargon from those of us who are corporeally challenged. It's the great beyond where we bounce into each other like floundering atoms. It's really kind of gross – which is why I hang out with you. But only because you're less gross than they are. (Jesse)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
36. "Want a closer look? (Tate)Like a screwdriver through my eye socket. Sure, let's have a look-see. (Simone)Ooo, welcome back, Ms. Snark. I've missed you. (Tate)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
37. "I am about to impart to you the sacred words my father gave to me. It's the five responses that will get you out of any female problem…I don't know what you're talking about. I didn't do it. Baby, there's no one else in my world but you. Oops. And Jesus is Lord. Not to mention you can combine them. Such as – I don't know what you're talking about, I didn't do it, or Jesus is Lord, baby, you know there's no one else in my world but you. (Jesse)(Simone opens the bathroom door.)Oops, Jesus is Lord. (Xypher)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
38. "I know you're going to find this hard to believe, but for some reason I don't understand, I actually like you…most of the time. (Simone)Well, you also love Jesse. Obviously your taste in men leaves a lot to be desired. (Xypher)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
39. "Yeah, right. I don't believe that one for a minute. What do you think? I fell off a turnip truck? (Simone)Honestly? All I was thinking about was how beautiful you are. How much I wanted to feel your skin against mine and how I've never been this attracted to a woman before. (Xypher)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
40. "Holy crud! (Simone)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
41. "I just love the gifts you bring me for lunch. Other girls get diamonds. Me? I get mayhem and blood – and all before noon. Thanks, Tate. (Simone)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
42. "Xypher flashed himself into Simone's bedroom, expecting to find her there.It was empty.Closing his eyes, he sensed for presences in the condo. There no Simone, but Jesse and Gloria in Jesse's room.Without thinking, he flashed in there to find the two ghosts naked on the bed. "Oh g-ds, I'm blind." He spun around to give them his back."Don't you knock?" Jesse said."
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
43. "Your father wasn't a positive influence on you, was he? (Simone)Being the god of nightmares, he wasn't a warm fuzzy bunny. Unless you count Happy Bunny. Amazingly the two of them have a lot in common…And I have to say that I've developed a fondness for that pissy rodent. (Xypher)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
44. "Are you sure it's not one of the ghosts you see eyeballing you? (Tate)No. They're never this subtle. They usually pop in, like ‘yo, she-bitch, do my bidding.' This…this is something else. (Simone)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
45. "What made you so unforgiving? (Simone)Be grateful that you have the luxury of asking me that question. Pray to whatever god you worship that you'll always be ignorant. (Xypher)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
46. "He walks in daylight. But, like a demon, he's weaker then. He seems to have the powers of a god, but no followers. What would you call him? (Xypher)I wouldn't call him anything that didn't make him deliriously happy. (Simone)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
47. "(In a New York Times article from May 27, 2010 entitled Introduction to Simone de Beauvoir's 'The Second Sex')Beauvoir herself was as devout an atheist as she had once been a Catholic, and she dismisses religions — even when they worship a goddess — as the inventions of men to perpetuate their dominion."
Author: Simone De Beauvoir
48. "Names I am most commonly called by telemarketers: Simone, Slain, Siobhan, Flo, Stacey, Susan, Slater, Leanne, and Slow (Yes, my parents named me "Slow". That's because they hate me and made me sleep in the linen closet subsisting only on bath salts and Scope)."
Author: Sloane Crosley
49. "Not to alarm you or anything, but I think you just made a deal with a Mexican gang." I've read Simone Elkeles books. I know how this whole garage as a front thing works."
Author: Tammy Blackwell
50. "Hickock whistled and rolled his eyes. "Wow!" he said, and then, summoning his talent for something very like total recall, he began an account of the long ride--the approximately ten thousand miles he and Smith had covered in the past six weeks. He talked for an hour and twenty-five minutes--from two-fifty to four-fifteen--and told, while Nye attempted to list them, of highways and hotels, motels, rivers, towns, and cities, a chorus of entwining names: Apache, El Paso, Corpus Christi, Santillo, San Luis Potosi, Acapulco, San Diego, Dallas, Omaha, Sweetwater, Stillwater, Tenville Junction, Tallahassee, Needles, Miami, Hotel Nuevo Waldorf, Somerset Hotel, Hotel Simone, Arrowhead Motel, Cherokee Motel, and many, many more. He gave them the name of the man in Mexico to whom he'd sold his own 1940 Chevrolet, and confessed that he had stolen a newer model in Iowa."
Author: Truman Capote

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