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1. "It would be good to see what the Queen gets up to at Buckingham Palace. I bet she spends her whole time watching 'Coronation Street.'"
Author: Amelia Warner
2. "A young woman, newly wed, may find herself in the delightful position of wanting to do nothing without the company of her darling husband. She may indeed discover that she spends all her waking hours with her fellow to the exclusion of every other friend or family member. This is understandable, but wholly unacceptable, to society."
Author: Anna Godbersen
3. "You doubt God? Well more to the point I credit God with the good sense to doubt me. What is mortality after all but divine doubt flashing over us? For an instant God suspends assent and poof! we disappear."
Author: Anne Carson
4. "If anyone spends almost the whole day in reading...he gradually loses the capacity for thinking...This is the case with many learned persons; they have read themselves stupid"
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
5. "Even if i'm setting myself up for failure, I think it's worth trying to be a mother who delights in who her children are, in their knock-knock jokes and earnest questions. A mother who spends less time obseessing about what will happen, or what has happened, and more time reveling in what is. A mother who doesn't fret over failings and slights, who realizes her worries and anxieties are just thoughts, the continuous chattering and judgement of a too busy mind. A mother who doesn't worry so much about being bad or good but just recognizes that she's both, and neither. A mother who does her best, and for whom that is good enough, even if, in the end, her best turns out to be, simply, not bad."
Author: Ayelet Waldman
6. "Anybody who spends time off of Louisiana's shores can recognize that these oysters are not endangered. To classify them as such risks great harm to not only fishermen who make their living collecting oysters in the Gulf, but also to Louisiana's economy in total."
Author: Bobby Jindal
7. "That Seaman is a handsome young man but he spends too much time looking in his mirror rather than at the ball. You can't keep goal with hair like that."
Author: Brian Clough
8. "An author simply comes up with a hypothetical question, and then spends eight months and 80 thousands words to come up with a believable lie to answer it"
Author: Carl Henegan
9. "I sort of consider myself a Nigerian who spends a lot of time in the U.S."
Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
10. "His eyes drifted leisurely back up to my face and he smiled at me appreciatively, "Kelsey, when a man spends time with a beautiful woman, he needs to pace himself. I quirked my eyebrow at him and laughed. "Yeah, I'm a regular marathon alright." He kissed my fingers. "Exactly. A wise man never sprints…in a marathon."
Author: Colleen Houck
11. "Anyone who's really interested in anything spends time alone."
Author: Curtis Sittenfeld
12. "What would it hurt for me to give that homeless guy a couple bucks? Who the hell cares if he spends it on beer? Maybe beer is a step up for him from the harder stuff that knocked him onto the streets in the first place. Maybe, just maybe, he's actually going to spend it on food (homeless people do eat, right?). Maybe, he really is a desperate human being who is trying to change his situation."
Author: Dan Pearce
13. "Our society spends a lot of money on prison bars. For the sake of our kids, let's invest in monkey bars."
Author: Darell Hammond
14. "This unusual and highly successful species spends a great deal of time examining his higher motives and an equal amount of time ignoring his fundamental ones."
Author: Desmond Morris
15. "In addition, California spends nearly $1 billion a year in Medi-Cal services for an average of 780,000 illegal immigrants a month, over and above emergency health services."
Author: Elton Gallegly
16. "He who spends too long regretting his ruined crop will be neglect to plant next year's harvest."
Author: François Lelord
17. "All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway."
Author: Harry S. Truman
18. "When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart."
Author: Helen Rowland
19. "If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer; but if he spends his whole day as a spectulator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is esteemed an industrious and enterprising citizen."
Author: Henry David Thoreau
20. "Grigorii spared a single glance in his brother's direction. If looks were daggers, that one would'vesliced straight through the volhv's heart. "Here it comes. ‘My oldest son . . .'""Is a doctor," Evdokia finished in a singsong voice. "And my daughter is an attorney."Vasiliy raised his chin. "Jealousy is bad for you. Poisons the heart.""Aha!" Evdokia slapped the table. "How about your youngest, the musician? How is he doing?""Yes, what is Vyacheslav doing lately?" Grigorii asked. "Didn't I see him with a black eye yesterday?Did he whistle a tree onto himself?"Oh boy.Curran opened his mouth. Next to him Jim shook his head. His expression looked suspiciously likefear."He is young," Vasiliy said."He is spoiled rotten," Evdokia barked. "He spends all his time trying to kill my cat. One child is adoctor, the other is an attorney, the third is a serial killer in training."
Author: Ilona Andrews
21. "Advertising isn't just the disruption of aesthetics, the insults to your intelligence and the interruption of your train of thought. At every company that sells ads, a significant portion of their engineering team spends their day tuning data mining, writing better code to collect all your personal data."
Author: Jan Koum
22. "Try to be pleasant to one another, get plenty of fresh air, read a good book now and then, depose your government when it suspends the free press, try to use the mechanism of the state to adjudicate fairly and employ diplomatic means wherever possible to avoid armed conflict."
Author: Jasper Fforde
23. "As indicated by the increase in maternal mortality in 2010, right now it's more dangerous to give birth in California than in Kuwait or Bosnia. Amnesty International reports that women in [the United States] have a higher risk of dying due to pregnancy complications than women in forty-nine other countries (black women are almost four times as likely to die as white women). The United States spends more than any other country on maternal health care, yet our risk of dying or coming close to death during pregnancy or in childbirth remains unreasonably high."
Author: Jessica Valenti
24. "The only true test of friendship is the time your friend spends on you."
Author: John Marsden
25. "At an expense trifling indeed, compared to what she frequently spends upon unprofitable contests, she might place the moral world on a new foundation, and to rise the pinnacle of moral glory."
Author: John Strachan
26. "I felt shame for living in a nation of unprecedented prosperity-a nation that spends a smaller percentage of income on food than any other civilization has in human history-but in the name of affordability treats the animals it eats with cruelty so extreme it would be illegal if inflicted on a dog."
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
27. "Back in our apartment, lights out, The Professor emerged from beneath the bed." - from "The Professor Spends the Night," in issue 4 of Literary Orphans"
Author: Joseph Patrick Pascale
28. "Made dinner," Helen told him in a flat voice. "Did I do something wrong?" he asked tentatively. "Of course not. Why would you ask that when I just cooked you dinner?" "Because usually when a woman spends hours cooking a complicated meal and then just sits at the table with a pissed off look on her face, that means some guy somewhere did something really stupid," he said still on edge."
Author: Josephine Angelini
29. "Do you like manga?" she asked after a minute. "Anime?""Anime's cool. I'm not really into it, but 1 like Japanese movies,animated or not.""Well, I'm into it. I watch the shows, read the books, chat on the boards, and all that. But this girl I know, she'scompletely into it. She spends most of her allowance on the books and DVDs. She can recite dialogue fromthem." She caught my gaze. "So would you say she belongs here?""No. Most kids are that way about something, right? With me, it'smovies. Like knowing who directed a sci-fi movie made before I was born."
Author: Kelley Armstrong
30. "Carefully Damon turned her face toward his.I want you all to myself " he said his eyes utterly serious. "I always will. Im as jealous as hell of every minute Scott spends with you in that damned theater. Its only because I love you that I wont stand in the way of what you want. Dont ever make the mistake of thinking Im not possessive"
Author: Lisa Kleypas
31. "A woman has but two loves in life: the one who broke her heart and the one she spends the rest of her life with."- Carolyn Chase, former Broadcast Journalist and heroine Kate Theodore's mother"
Author: Liz Newman
32. "An actress spends a lifetime observing people. You build up a mental library. No, not a library. Make that a repository."
Author: Marian Seldes
33. "It's not a man's working hours that is important, it is how he spends his leisure time."
Author: Marilynne Robinson
34. "Every minute this broad spends outside of bed is a waste of time."
Author: Michael Todd
35. "We have had scarce investment in women... One of my tasks is that everyone spends much more on women."
Author: Michelle Bachelet
36. "A Person spends a whole day, five days a week or more, working hard to make money, but few ever think beyond this fact. They live from pay cheque to pay cheque, drifting through life, and only realize too late that what they have been doing was not wise at all. As individuals it is now time we take charge of our money and plan for it, otherwise it will plan for you."
Author: Neala Okuromade
37. "The average alcoholic spends his or her life drinking or in the pub. Take that alcohol away and you leave behind an abyss. You have no idea how long a day is until you've been an alcoholic and somebody takes your drink away."
Author: Nick Charles
38. "Rule number one: never assume your mate spends all her time in the kitchen."
Author: Nicky Charles
39. "Mind you, no one who lives in the real world spends the whole time going around saying, ‘Oh yes,darling, I understand, let's talk about our "feelings", lah-dee-f**king-dah.' People who say they've never had a cross word are living on another f**king planet."
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
40. "When he gets up he spends an hour kicking and stamping on his French horn so he will not have to play it again. Music, maths, these are things that no longer make any sense to him. They are too perfect, they do not belong here. He does not khow how he ever believed this universe could be a symphony played on super-strings, when it sounds like shit, played on shit."
Author: Paul Murray
41. "The whole thrust of modern art, as far as I understand it, is expanding the role of the artist as a kind of esthetician, someone who actually spends his time, is trained in a way to deal with qualities."
Author: Robert Irwin
42. "The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much."
Author: Ronald Reagan
43. "When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends."
Author: Seneca
44. "It is the poor man who clenches so tightly to the gold he is given - for fear of losing it. The man of wealth spends his gold freely to accomplish his will in the world. It is the same with life.'Suddenly ashamed of my conspicuous poverty, I lowered my eyes. But Scatha placed a hand beneath my chin and raised my head. 'Cling too tightly to your life and you will lose it, my Reluctant Warrior. You must become the master of your life, not its slave."
Author: Stephen R. Lawhead
45. "A celebrity is any well-known TV or movie star who looks like he spends more than two hours working on his hair."
Author: Steve Martin
46. "I want to thank anyone who spends a part of their day creating, I don't care if it's a book, a film, a painting, a dance, a piece of theater, a piece of music - anybody who spends part of their day sharing their experience with us - I think this world would be unlivable without art and I thank you."
Author: Steven Soderbergher
47. "Hey, um, I'm sorry to bother you, but I'm looking for a friend of mine," he says. "Have you seen her? She's a tiny little thing, cries a lot, spends too much time with her feelings-""Shut up, Kenji!""Oh wait!" he says. "It is you."
Author: Tahereh Mafi
48. "Prayers For Rain' begins like practically every Cure song, with an introduction that's longer than most Bo Diddley singles. Never mind the omnipresent chill, why does Robert Smith write such interminable intros? I can put on 'Prayers For Rain,' then cook an omelette in the time it takes him to start singing. He seems to have a rule that the creepier the song, the longer the wait before it actually starts. I'm not sure if Smith spends the intro time applying eye-liner or manually reducing his serotonin level, but one must endure a lot of doom-filled guitar patterns, cathedral-reverb drums and modal string synth wanderings during the opening of 'Prayers for Rain."
Author: Tom Reynolds
49. "Leaving us with Eric is like hiring a babysitter who spends his time sharpening knives."
Author: Veronica Roth
50. "When remedies are past, the griefs are endedBy seeing the worst, which late on hopes depended.To mourn a mischief that is past and goneIs the next way to draw new mischief on.What cannot be preserved when fortune takes,Patience her injury a mockery makes.The robb'd that smiles steals something for the thief;He robs himself that spends a bootless grief."
Author: William Shakespeare

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Lightsong met the man's eyes, then smiled broadly, looking down at the God King. "My life to yours," Lifesong said. "My breath become yours."
Author: Brandon Sanderson

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