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I Like to Find Quotes In Books

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    The book that I have highlighted the most is

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Tonight for some reason I felt like reading the things I have highlighted in that book, and while I was reading I noticed a corner of a page was folded down. The highlighted stuff on the page said "I try to remind myself when I feel great like...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 18-21, F Dec 8, 2014

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    It took you walking away to make me realize

    that a dream doesn't change even if you can't have it. It just waits. :-)
    shortandfat shortandfat 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    Decisions...

    Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch or you might simply get covered in sap and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors where it is...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F Dec 4, 2012

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    "I did not want passion,

    I did not want pleasure. Perhaps I didn’t even want proof. And I did not want words, small talk, big talk, bike talk, book talk, any of it. Just the sun, the grass, the occasional sea breeze, and the smell of his body fresh from his chest, from his neck and his armpits. Just...
    outsidewitness outsidewitness 31-35, M Sep 22, 2014

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    From the Winter of Our Discontent

    Some quotes from THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONTENT by John Steinbeck: "All men are moral. Only their neighbors are not." "Only God sees the sparrow fall, but even God doesn't do anything about it." "Did you ever know a child to die of overwork? No -- only...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 10 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    Dont Quit

      When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, When funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don't you quit. Life is...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 20, 2010

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    Believe

    "Whatever you are", he said, " male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy -all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. Whatever the color, the shape, the design of the shade that conceals it. The flame...
    BelievingButterfly BelievingButterfly 26-30, F May 16, 2013

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    Desiderata Poem

      -- written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s -- Not "Found in Old St. Paul's Church"! -- see below Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 29, 2010

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    From George, Nicholas & Wilhem By Miranda Carter

    "All down history nine tenths of mankind have been grinding corn for the remaining tenth and have been paid with husks and been bidden to thank god they had the husks." ---Lloyd George
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 21, 2010

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    Al

      THE CLASSICAL scholar Gilbert Murray one day encountered Einstein sitting in the quadrangle of Christ Church, Oxford. The exiled scientist was deep in thought, with a serene and cheerful expression on his face. Murray asked him what he was thinking about. "I am...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 19, 2010

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    Recommendation, By Thich Nhat Hanh

      Promise me, promise me this day, promise me now, while the sun is overhead exactly at the zenith, promise me: Even as they strike you down with a mountain of hatred and violence; even as they step on you and crush you like a worm, even as they dismember and...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 20, 2010

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    I Love to Find Them

    I'll be reading along when suddenly a sentence or phrase will strike me and I'll think, I should really write that down to save, but I always forget. So, I thought maybe if I tried to post the quotes here I might have an incentive for remembering to save them.
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 5 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    Life

    “Life, it turns out, goes on. There is no cosmic rule that grants you immunity from the details just because you have come face-to-face with a catastrophe. The garbage can still overflow, the bills arrive in the mail, telemarketers, interrupt dinner.” ― Jodi Picoult...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 19, 2013

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    'The reason death sticks

    so closely to life is not biological necessity - it is envy. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can.' - Yann Martel - 'Life of Pi'
    yellowfeelings yellowfeelings 22-25, F Apr 1, 2014

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    My Favourite Quotes From Great Books

    'The cold water embraced him like no woman ever could' from to kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee'not once did he ever feel remorse for ending the life ofthe man who ruined his' from A Brave New Squad by Connor Fitzgerald'i see the boy i once knew in the man before me' from Robin...
    collegeprofesser collegeprofesser 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 14, 2012

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    Tones Of Great Quotes

    Books are inexhaustible source of quotes. Quotes from books covers so many topics like art,nature,life,relationships,virtues,humor,politics etc...The best nuggets of wisdom are short and have an obvious point.I have a very cute little book and I write a lot of quotes from books...
    natdj88 natdj88 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2010

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    Dante

      The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis Dante Alighieri Heaven wheels above you displaying to you her eternal glories and still your eyes are on the ground
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2010

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    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Aug 10, 2014

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    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F May 25, 2014

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    We...

          ...still live in a violent world!,  see it, open your doors its there. ...are the most dependent , independent people (U.S.) !!! ...still ask for the truth (i dislike cliche)  we know the truth,or are we just stupid? ...dont want...
    burwi333 burwi333 36-40, M Oct 16, 2010

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    rosesheart rosesheart 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    The wise man doubteth often

    and changes his mind. The fool is obstinate, and doubteth not, he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Sep 23, 2014

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    "I never wish to be parted from you from this

    day on." - Pride and Prejudice
    Pierce7891 Pierce7891 18-21, F Aug 10, 2014

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    A Sportman's Crede

    "Win if you can, lose if you must, but ALWAYS cheat!" -- Jesse Ventura
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M Oct 16, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. Mark Twain
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    Sometimes on the way to a dream, you get lost and find a better one.
    Dixiechic66 Dixiechic66 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    "Just because she likes the same bizzaro crap you do doesn't mean she's your soul mate." "People don't realize this, but loneliness is underrated." ugh...
    heysmellthis heysmellthis 26-30, M Dec 26, 2014

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    ?Tell me something, my friend, have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?? "What?? "I ask that of all my prey. I just....... like the sound of it" The Joker...
    hogfan13 hogfan13 26-30, M Dec 27, 2014

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    "She had that smile, that smile I write about and dream about and fill notebooks with ink like ears with whispers about." Tyler Knott Gregson
    Lostgirl2690 Lostgirl2690 16-17, F Jan 5

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    That’s the thing about voices,when I’m naked, when your handsare moving on me, whenyour fingers are inside of me…I can turn, I can pull away;even if I’m...
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 13 Responses Jan 7

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    If you like her, if she makes you happy and If you feel like you know her, never let her go. -Nicholas Sparks
    JEJ2259 JEJ2259 22-25, M Jan 7

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    Should we spend each day like it's the last day of our lives Yeah why not be a king for a day, I'll make you queen and see how long it shines Life ain't always what it seems So...
    JEJ2259 JEJ2259 22-25, M Jan 11

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    Intimacy is not purely physical. It's the act of connecting with someone so deeply, you feel like you can see into their soul.
    Bittersweet73 Bittersweet73 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    "The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a...
    sophrai sophrai 61-65, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I like to be your favourite Hello And most difficult Goodbye.
    HotMomShaama HotMomShaama 46-50, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - C. S. Lewis http://brainyquote.com/s/a_1d188
    holloway64 holloway64 46-50, M Jan 17

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    sometimes heart sees, what is invisible to the eyes!
    beautifulbutsoulless beautifulbutsoulless 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It's ability, not disability, that counts. Ewing W. Mays in 1967
    McCannT12 McCannT12 41-45, F Dec 26, 2014

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    "The only place I get hurt is out there. The world don't give a sh!t about me." a must see movie "the wrestler"
    heysmellthis heysmellthis 26-30, M Dec 27, 2014

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    Truth is, I'll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Absolutely Clear Don't surrender your loneliness So quickly. Let it cut more deep. Let it ferment and season you As few human Or even divine ingredients can. Something missing...
    lightislove lightislove 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 3

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    Making a big life change is pretty scary. But do you know what is even scarier? Regret!
    JEJ2259 JEJ2259 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles ,but to irrigate deserts.C.S.Lewis.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F Jan 5

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    The greatest pleasure in life is doing the things people say you cannot do
    Takeitfromme Takeitfromme 13-15, F Jan 5

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    Half a truth is a whole lie
    Takeitfromme Takeitfromme 13-15, F Jan 5

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    Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still
    Takeitfromme Takeitfromme 13-15, F Jan 5

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    All progress means war with society
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    If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow
    Takeitfromme Takeitfromme 13-15, F Jan 5

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