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I Like to Find Quotes In Books

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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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    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 1 day ago

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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 18-21, F Apr 1

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F May 25

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    "You have chosen the Evening;

    but my love is given to the Morning. And my heart forebodes that soon it will end." -Gimli, Return of the King (Tolkien)
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T Jul 18

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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 22-25, F May 16, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    "If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse."
    ShallowPink ShallowPink 18-21, F Jul 9

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    Usually because the quote means something to me personally. The quote at the moment that echoes in my head like a wonderful sound that you replay over and over again despite it...
    MindvsHeartAJ MindvsHeartAJ 18-21, T Jul 12

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    "Everyone assumes answers can found, but the truth is some must be made" If you want to change you may find way to change but you must make yourself follow the path.
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M Jul 6

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    "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once." -John green from the movie The fault in our stars This is one of my favorite quotes
    Blackbelt4ever Blackbelt4ever 13-15, F Jul 6

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    The best thing in life is finding someone who knows all your flaws, mistakes, and weaknesses, and still thinks you're completely amazing.
    Weareunited Weareunited 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    That's another fine mess you've gotten me into. Oliver Hardy. You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off. Sir Michael Caine. The Italian Job I don't know...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jul 5

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    Life is like a camera focus on what's important capture the good times develop from the negatives and if things don't work out take another shot
    Gracielynn Gracielynn 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    "But i tell you- love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. "(Matthew 5:54)Now I know that when you are wronged it HURTS. It makes you MAD. You want to get them back...
    PrayerWarriorTeen PrayerWarriorTeen 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    "Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. the time will pass anyway." Earl Nightingale
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 1

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    "Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." ~Mahatma Gandhi
    moviemania14 moviemania14 22-25, M Jul 1

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    When life knocks you down, try to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, let your reason get you back up. Les Brown
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 1

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    In Bed, it's 6am ... you close your eyes for 5 minutes, its 7:45 At work, its 1:30 ... Close your eyes for 5 minutes and its 1:31 LOL!!!
    chocomint chocomint 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    "When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she had always been. But she had...
    Christy922 Christy922 22-25, F Jul 1

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    "If I have to die tonight, if this weight is going to kill me tonight, so be it! I am dying where I want to be." - Kai Greene
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 2

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    Don't limit your challenges, challenge your limits
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 3

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    It's your road & you're alone, other may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 3

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    Making things right is not the same as doing things right.
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F Jul 3

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    "It's not how hard you can hit; It's how hard you can GET hit and keep moving forward. It's how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done." - Rocky...
    Fortiplex Fortiplex 13-15, M Jul 3

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    When your mind asks "can I really do this?" reply out loud with "ABSOLUTELY"
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 3

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    you drink: I life. you smoke: i run, and you tell me my addiction is unhealthy
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 4

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    Three options in life, Give up, give in or GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT!
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 4

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    I will fail...fail to quit fail to stop, fail to yield, fail to back down, fail to slow down, fail to compromise
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 4

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    "Maybe poker just isn't your game, Ike. I know! Let's have a spelling contest!"-Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday, from the film, "Tombstone". (1993)
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M Jul 5

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    "Listen, you got any more of those secret agent spy-scopes?... the secret agent spy-scope, man. That pulls in the moon, the sky and the planets... and the satellites and the little...
    maverick1962 maverick1962 51-55, M Jul 5

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    One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life. Kahlil Gibran
    alisha2222 alisha2222 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Kahlil Gibran
    alisha2222 alisha2222 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    "We can never know many of the people in our lives, not truly know them, regardless of how deeply we believe that we see into them. Most of them are murky ponds containing infinate...
    bluefrogs247 bluefrogs247 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Think training's hard? try losing
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 6

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    " It's hard to beat a person who never gives up." Babe Ruth
    addictedtoweightlifting addictedtoweightlifting 18-21, M Jul 6

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    I hope what happens in the end but if I peek at it then it will never be amazing surprises are better when unexpected ;)
    imparadise imparadise 18-21, F Jul 6

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