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Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.


E.L. Doctorow

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E.L. JAMES
My subconscious is furious, medusa-like in her anger, hair flying, her hands clenched around her fac...
E.L. JAMES
Inside me! I gasp, and all the muscles deep in my belly clench. My inner goddess is doing the dance ...
E.L. JAMES
[Ana] “You’re a sadist?”
“I’m a Dominant.” His eyes are a scorching gray, intense.<...
E.L. JAMES
Are you smirking at me, Mr. Grey?” I ask sweetly. Pompous ass.
E.L. JAMES
The easy way out is the choice of the myopic.
E.L. NEVE
There’s a gun in your desk. It’s fully loaded.”
“How do you know?” His frown deepens....
E.L. JAMES
The platinum Omega watch he gave me at breakfast on our first morning in London obscures the red lin...
E.L. JAMES
Just remember that men are from a different planet, and you'll be fine.
E.L. JAMES
I know you've always dreamed of going to Europe," he says softly. "I want to make your dreams come t...
E.L. JAMES
My inner goddes has her sequins on and is warming up to dance the rumba.
E.L. JAMES
Do you trust me Ana?"
Ana! "Yes,I do."I respond spontaneously, not thinking...because it's true...
E.L. JAMES
I love you and all your kinky fuckery
E.L. JAMES
Because we are human we have a long childhood, and one of the jobs of that childhood is to sculpt ou...
E.L. KONIGSBURG
I flush,and my inner goddess grabs a rose between her teeth and starts to tango.
E.L. JAMES
He does, and his eyes shoot to mine, wide and gray, alive with wonder and joy. His lip part in disbe...
E.L. JAMES
And in this quiet moment, as I close my eyes, spent and sated, I think I'm in the eye of the storm. ...
E.L. JAMES
But this is just the start of something much bigger.
CORY DOCTOROW
What petulant jerks. Look, Sony, you got caught sleazing your customers' computers. Telling us that ...
CORY DOCTOROW
[Has it been a success though, I ask.] I don't know, ... I don't have another first novel that wasn'...
CORY DOCTOROW
We are the people of the book. We love our books. We fill our houses with books. We treasure books w...
CORY DOCTOROW
It's weirder and more surprising than the other books. I think there are more places where it...
CORY DOCTOROW
When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.
CORY DOCTOROW
The law didn’t care if you were actually doing anything bad; they were willing to put you under th...
CORY DOCTOROW
Making stuff: The folks at Instructables have put up some killer HOWTOs for building the technology ...
CORY DOCTOROW
Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s crashware turd that no one under the age of forty used voluntarily.
CORY DOCTOROW
Take it from someone who's read the Wikipedia entry: this is how the Ottoman Empire was won: madden ...
CORY DOCTOROW
I can't go underground for a year, ten years, my whole life, waiting for freedom to be handed to me....
CORY DOCTOROW
I read my copy of On the Road and dug the scenery whizzing past. On the Road is a semi-autobiographi...
CORY DOCTOROW
Never trust a man who can dance.
E.L. JAMES
You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince
E.L. JAMES
- "Why don't you like to be touched?"
- "Because I'm fifty shades of fucked-up, Anastasia
E.L. JAMES
I cannot be with someone who takes pleasure in inflicting pain on me, someone who can’t love me.
E.L. JAMES
Men aren't really complicated, Ana, honey. They are very simple, literal creatures. They usually mea...
E.L. JAMES
Are you on your own?"
"No. There are six people staring at me right now wondering who the hell ...
E.L. JAMES
You wanted hearts and flowers,” he murmurs.
I blink at him, not quite believing what I’m se...
E.L. JAMES
I am crying over the loss of something I never had. How ridiculous. Mourning something that never wa...
E.L. JAMES
It's taking all my self-control not to fuck you on the hood of this car, just to show you that you'r...
E.L. JAMES
He tastes of white wine and apple pie and Christian. I run my fingers through his hair, holding him ...
E.L. JAMES
...I didn't run away to come home the same. -Claudia
E.L. KONIGSBURG
Coveralls," I reply, and I know I'm no longer screening what's coming out of my mouth.
He raise...
E.L. JAMES