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1. "The source of sexual power is curiosity, passion. You are watching its little flame die of asphyxiation."
Author: Anaïs Nin
2. "Living in filth was regarded by great numbers of holy men, who set an example to the Church and to society, as an evidence of sanctity. St. Jerome and the Breviary of the Roman Church dwell with unction on the fact that St. Hilarion lived his whole life long in utter physical uncleanliness; St. Athanasius glorifies St. Anthony because he had never washed his feet; St. Abraham's most striking evidence of holiness was that for fifty years he washed neither his hands nor his feet; St. Sylvia never washed any part of her body save her fingers; St. Euphraxia belonged to a convent in which the nuns religiously abstained from bathing. St. Mary of Egypt was emninent for filthiness; St. Simon Stylites was in this respect unspeakable - the least that can be said is, that he lived in ordure and stench intolerable to his visitors."
Author: Andrew Dickson White
3. "How terrible would it be to just wait there pathetically alone for him never to show up?"Eudoxia's expression grew more serious. "That's what you're doing anyway, my dear."
Author: Ann Brashares
4. "For years, I had used these fractured men to justify my cynicism and workaholism, and the grief, insomnia and casual anorexia were no longer of any interest to me."
Author: Antonella Gambotto Burke
5. "Most dancers have no awareness of how they look; half of them think they're fat. There is anorexia in the ballet world; there are those things."
Author: Benjamin Millepied
6. "Understanding our children's frustrations with dyslexia and giving them the tools to blossom will give them the confidence to reach their true potential. We can help our children channel their interests and talents and ignite the passion within."
Author: Carolina Frohlich
7. "Anorexia is a response to cultural images of the female body - waiflike, angular - that both capitulates to the ideal and also mocks it, strips away all the ancillary signs of sexuality, strips away breasts and hips and butt and leaves in their place a garish caricature, a cruel cartoon of flesh and bone."
Author: Caroline Knapp
8. "Magnesium deficiency can produce symptoms of anxiety or depression, including muscle weakness, fatigue, eye twitches, insomnia, anorexia, apathy, apprehension, poor memory, confusion, anger, nervousness, and rapid pulse."
Author: Carolyn Dean
9. "I am not your wicked witch," Alexandrine said."Beg to differ there," Nikodemus said. "You sure as hell are.""I'm your sworn fiend," she returned. Between Xia's body and hers, she moved her hand over Xia's crotch. "But I'm his wicked witch.""Fuck, yes," Xia said."
Author: Carolyn Jewel
10. "You need me," said Xiaohui breathlessly, pulling November over her, sliding hands under her belt to claw and knead. "You need me.""Don't you mean ‘I need you'?" whispered November in the girl's ear."No," she sighed, arching her back, tipping her chin up, making herself easy to kiss, easy to fall into, easy to devour. "You'll see. You'll see."
Author: Catherynne M. Valente
11. "La solitude m'épargne la compagnie assommante de personnes asphyxiantes d'ennui. Elle me préserve des interrogations niaiseuses et pète-noix. Elle me dispense de bavardages épuisants. Elle m'évite cet agacement nauséabond que je sens monter en moi à cet instant précis. Tu comprends ce que j'essaie de te signifier, là, Marie ?"
Author: Eli Esseriam
12. "Mais, quel que soit notre degré de génie, les émotions nous rendent terriblement ordinaires. Personnellement, j'ai peur du vide, de cette sensation de néant absolu qui se love dans un poumon pour alourdir chaque respiration, la rendre pénible, impossible bientôt. Cette angoisse muette indélogeable susurre sans cesse que la vie n'a aucun sens ni intérêt, que l'on ne vient de nulle part, qu'on erre pour finalement marcher droit vers le rien. Parfois, cette crainte sourde se transforme en panique totale. Asphyxiante. Assassine."
Author: Eli Esseriam
13. "Earth," he began, ignoring the impulse to open his notes folder and count the words. He knew this lecture by heart."Our home. She feeds us, she shelters us. Her gravity prevents us from flying off into space and freezing, before thawing out again and being crisped by the sun, none of which really matters, as we would have long since asphyxiated." Artemis paused for laughter and was surprised when it did not arrive. "That was a little joke. I read in a presentation manual that a joke often serves to break the ice. And I actually worked icebreaking into the joke, so there were layers to my humor."
Author: Eoin Colfer
14. "Eu, corpo celeste, atravesso o cosmos em rota de colisão com o, o cataclisma que me forjou e me esquartejou pelos confins da galáxia."
Author: Filipe Russo
15. "Goodness gracious me,' exclaimed Alexia, 'what are you wearing? It looks like the unfortunate progeny of an illicit union between a pair of binoculars and some opera glasses. What on earth are they called, binocticals, spectoculars?"
Author: Gail Carriger
16. "Alexia," she hissed to her friend, "there are knees positively everywhere. What do I do?"
Author: Gail Carriger
17. "Ah, Ivy, thought Alexia happily, spreading a verbal fog wherever she goes."
Author: Gail Carriger
18. "Alexia had spent long hours wondering over that mustache. Werewolves did not grow hair, as they did not age. Where had it come from? Had he always had it? For how many centuries had his poor abused upper lip labored under the burden of such vegetation?"
Author: Gail Carriger
19. "Ever since her trip with Alexia to Scotland, Mrs. Tunstell had rather a taste for foreign travel. Alexia blamed it on the kilts."
Author: Gail Carriger
20. "Dearest Alexia, Oh, please absolve me of this guilt I already feel squishing on my very soul! My troubled heart weeps! Oh dear, Ivy was getting flowery. My bones ache with the sin that I am about to commit. Oh, why must I have bones? I have lost myself to this transplanting love. You could not possibly understand how this feels! Yet try to comprehend, dearest Alexia, I am like a delicate bloom. Marriage without love is all very well for people like you, but I should wilt and wither. I need a man possessed of a poet's soul! I am simply not so stoic as you. I cannot stand to be apart from him one moment longer! The caboose of my love has derailed, and I must sacrifice all for the man I adore! Please do not judge me harshly! It was all for love! ~ Ivy."
Author: Gail Carriger
21. "Alexia gave in to his demanding touch, but only, of course, because he sounded so pathetic. It had nothing, whatsoever to do with her own quickening heartbeat."
Author: Gail Carriger
22. "As to your sister, she is quite a peach, is she not? You have been hiding her from me." Lady Maccon would not be goaded. "Really, Channing, she is practically"—she paused to do some calculations—"one-twentieth your age. Or worse. Don't you want some maturity in your life?" "Good God, no!" "Well, how about some human decency?" "Now you're just being insulting." Alexia huffed in amusement. Channing raised blond eyebrows at her, handsome devil that he was. "Ah, but this is what I enjoy so much about immortality. The decades may pass for me, but the ladies, well, they will keep coming along all young and beautiful, now, won't they?" "Channing, someone should lock you away." "Now, Lady Maccon, that transpires tomorrow night, remember?"
Author: Gail Carriger
23. "Mrs. Loontwill's face, that of a pretty woman who had aged without realizing it, screwed itself up into a grimace Alexia supposed was meant to simulate motherly concern. Instead she looked like a Pekingese with digestive complaints."
Author: Gail Carriger
24. "Alexia figured, delightedly, that this meant he did, in fact, tend to traipse around his private apartments in the altogether. Marriage was becoming more and more of an attractive prospect."
Author: Gail Carriger
25. "Alexia se puso en pie y Lord Maccon descubrió entonces el cojín sobre el que la joven había estado descansando, después de desmayarse estratégicamente sobre él."
Author: Gail Carriger
26. "La joven desapareció para regresar unos instantes después empujando un carrito de té cargado de delicias, desde sándwiches de pepino hasta piel de limón caramelizada, pepinillos en vinagre o Battenberg.La condesa sirvió el té. Alexia tomó el suyo con leche, la señorita Dair con limón y los vampiros con una cucharadita de sangre, aún caliente y servida en una delicada jarra de cristal."
Author: Gail Carriger
27. "I mean to say, really, I am near to developing a neurosis - is there anyone around who doesn't want to study or kill me?"Floote raised a tentative hand."Ah, yes, thank you, Floote.""There is also Mrs Tunstell, madam," he offered hopefully, is if Ivy were some kind of consolation prize."I notice you don't mention my fair-weather husband.""I suspect, at this moment, madam, he probably wants to kill you."Alexia couldn't help smiling. "Good point."
Author: Gail Carriger
28. "I've never had anorexia, but I know it well. I see it on the street, in the gaunt and sunken face, the boney chest, the spindly arms of an emaciated woman. I've come to recognize the flat look of despair, the hopelessness that follows, inevitably, from years of starvation. I think: That could have been [me]. It wasn't. It's not."
Author: Harriet Brown
29. "(...) y luego todo es igual que antes porque la acumulación y el golpe sin destinatario y la asfixia sin boca no son bastante para variar las cosas ni las relaciones, no lo es la repetición, ni la insistencia, ni la ejecución frustrada ni la amenaza, eso sólo agrava pero no cambia nada, la realidad no se añade (...)"
Author: Javier Marías
30. "If by that you mean that I dislike celebrity magazines, prefer food to anorexia, refuse to watch TV shows about models, and hate the color pink, then yes. I am proud to be not really a girl."
Author: John Green
31. "I didn't do plays at school, because I didn't have the confidence. At 14, I was at boarding school in Devon and I suffered from dyslexia quite badly, but they had a very good department there which specialised in it."
Author: Joseph Mawle
32. "Besides, I'd heard too many Karen Carpenter tales at Gladstone PTA meetings, and they often took the form of boasts. The prestigious diagnosis of anorexia seemed much coveted not only by the students but by their mothers, who would compete over whose daughter ate less. No wonder the poor girls were a mess."
Author: Lionel Shriver
33. "Anorexia cannot be cured by treating the physical symptoms alone; it is the mind which must be treated."
Author: Lynn Crilly
34. "I know this may sound like an excuse," he said. "But tensor functions in higher differential topology, as exemplified by application of the Gauss-Bonnett Theorem to Todd Polynomials, indicate that cohometric axial rotation in nonadiabatic thermal upwelling can, by random inference derived from translational equilibrium aggregates, array in obverse transitional order the thermodynamic characteristics of a transactional plasma undergoing negative entropy conversions.""Why don't you just shut up," said Hardesty."
Author: Mark Helprin
35. "Anorexia and bulimia seem to be getting much more common in boys, men, and women of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds; they are also becoming more common in racial groups previously thought to be impervious to the problem."
Author: Marya Hornbacher
36. "An old love of my uncle's. Her name was Nott.""Not what?""Nott. Just Nott."Mack waited as long as he could before asking, "Not what?""Nott. That was he name. Nott.""Is that a joke?" Mack asked. "Like one of those 'not' jokes? Like if I said, 'I like your dress...not.'""What's the matter with my dress?" Xiao asked, a little irritated.Leaning forward, Jarrah asked, "Not what?""Not a what, a who," Mack explained to Jarrah. "Nothing!" he answered Xiao's question."Okay, then," Jarrah said. "Not who?""Are we there yet?" Stefan asked."I think Nott was Shen Long's girlfriend," Mack yelled back to Jarrah. The wind was fierce and cold now that Shen Long was picking up speed."Then what's this about nothing?" Jarrah asked."It's not about nothing," Mack said. "It's about Nott."There was a moment or two of silence. Then Jarrah said, "You know, I could push you right off this dragon's back."Mack thought that over for a second or two then said, "I'd prefer you not. Heh."
Author: Michael Grant
37. "I think I'm drowningAsphyxiatedI wanna break this spellThat you've createdYou're something beautifulA contradictionI wanna play the gameI want the frictionYou will be the death of meYou will be the death of me"
Author: Muse
38. "When I was seventeen I found a man, or maybe he found me. Away from home for the first time, out of reach of my father's archaic restrictions and my mother's culinary insistence, I cut off my hair, dropped my Christian name, wore black and toyed with anorexia, passing incognito among the city workers, just another ant in that vast heap."
Author: Nell Grey
39. "La imagen que nos ofrece México al finalizar el siglo XIX es la de la discordia. Una discordia más profunda que la querella política o la guerra civil, pues consistía en la superposición de formas jurídicas y culturales que no solamente no expresaban a nuestra realidad, sino que la asfixiaban e inmovilizaban. […] Cortados los lazos con el pasado, imposible el diálogo con los Estados Unidos –que sólo hablaban con nosotros el lenguaje de la fuerza o el de los negocios–, inútil la relación con los pueblos de lengua española, encerrados en formas muertas, estábamos reducidos a una imitación unilateral de Francia –que siempre nos ignoró–. ¿Qué nos quedaba? Asfixia y soledad."
Author: Octavio Paz
40. "Often, after extinguishing the oil lamp in our house on stilts, we would lie on our beds and smoke in the dark. Book titles poured from our lips, the mysterious and exotic names evoking unknown worlds. It was like Tibetan incense, where you need only say the name, Zang Xiang, to smell the subtle, refined fragrance and to see the joss sticks sweating beads of scented moisture which, in the lamplight, resemble drops of liquid gold."
Author: Sijie Dai
41. "Dyslexia, for me, is rather like being a six-fingered typist on LSD!"
Author: Stephen Richards
42. "Depression is about anger, it is about anxiety, it is about character and heredity. But it is also about something that is in its way quite unique. It is the illness of identity, it is the illness of those who do not know where they fit, who lose faith in the myths they have so painstakenly created for themselves. [...] It is a plague - especially if you add in its various forms of expression, like alcoholism, anorexia, bulimia, drug addiction, compulsive behaviour of one kind or another. They're all the same things: attempts to avoid disappearance, or nothingness, or chaos."
Author: Tim Lott
43. "'I scrape under a nail and I pull out dirt. I pull off an overlay and I smell urine. It's the rot of their lives seeping into their nailbeds, you see? They can fix their hair and paint their nails and run on a treadmill until they're anorexia's poster child, but they can't fix their lives...lives of rotting perfection.'"
Author: Vicki Pettersson
44. "Als er een nieuw meisje met anorexia binnenkomt, dan ben ik hartstikke jaloers op haar. Want zij is dunner dan ik ben."
Author: Victoria Farkas
45. "There are well established and easily understood historical reasons why every legitimate influence should be brought to bear on the removal of this roadblock from the pathway of normal human advancement. This must be done for the sake of the Homo-Marxian as well as the rest of humanity. He is the victim of a man-made experiment, trapped in his own self-perpetuating cycle of human negation. As long as free men are the prevailing majority in the earth there is a very good chance of breaking this cycle. To do so, however, free men must achieve an intelligent and dynamic solidarity at least as strong as the illusory but firmly fixed purposes of Homo-Marxian."
Author: W. Cleon Skousen
46. "I started making houses for ants because I thought they needed somewhere to live. Then I made them shoes and hats. It was a fantasy world I escaped to where my dyslexia didn't hold me back and my teachers couldn't criticize me. That's how my career as a micro-sculptor began."
Author: Willard Wigan
47. "Then he asked my age and I asked his. That's the tradition in China. If we know each other's ages we can understand each other's past. We Chinese have been collective for so long, personal histories are not worth mentioning. Therefore as soon as Xiaolin and I knew how old the other was, we knew exactly what big shit had happened in our lives. The introduction of the One Child Policy shortly before out births, for instance and the fact that, in 1985, two pandas were sent to the USA as a national gift and we had to sing a tearful panda song at school. 1989 was the Tiananmen Square student demonstration. Anyway, Xiaolin was one year younger than me, so I assumed we were from the same generation."
Author: Xiaolu Guo
48. "This is my first wuxia movie and I must consider this before trying to make something with my own."
Author: Zhang Yimou
49. "Wuxia is a fantasy world exists in everyone's mind."
Author: Zhang Yimou
50. "I am a fan of wuxia."
Author: Zhang Yimou

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