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You take a really sleepy man, Esmé, and he always stands a chance of again becoming a man with all his fac—with all his f-a-c-u-l-t-i-e-s intact.


J.D. Salinger

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By the side of the everlasting Why there is a Yes--a transitory Yes if you like, but a Yes.
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A man of guilt acknowledges and changes himself immediately on being hinted slightly about his fault...
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I'm a thinker. That is what I do, in great depth and detail, every waking moment of the day. I like ...
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Unification of differences is power.
SHESH NATH VERNWAL
I just want silence... nothing less... nothing more.
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Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing t...
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The tattoo is just setting below his hp bone.
H e l l i s e m p t y
a n d a l l t h e d ...
TAHEREH MAFI
He was a man, take him for all in all,
I shall not look upon his like again.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again.
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I always say, the way you spell fire is F-U-E-L. There has been a lot of fuel building here, with th...
BILL PATZERT
He was a man, take him for all in all,
I shall not look upon his like again.
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“You become a man when you give your family the best of who you are.” ― Carew Papritz, The Leg...
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A great man even when dead,his name will continue to elicit greatness for generations to come.
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The light of a great man shines for generations to come.
DAVID ATTA (A.K.A DAVIED ATTLARS & MR DAIN)
The man I am today it's not the man of yesterday
CHRISTOPHER FUDGE
Who is a great man? A great man is a person whom people are dying to write books about.
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- I tak nieźle sobie pożyłem.
- Co to za życie? – powiedział ojciec.- Nic tylko kłamstw...
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Interdependent Thinking is a true system view of the world.
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The measure of a man is what he does with power.
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You can take a chance with any man who pays his bills on time.
TERENCE
He is a man, who is to be a man, the fruit is always present in the seed.
TERTULLIAN
Obedience is bondage, if God wants to be adored he should make himself more loving.
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E V E R Y T H I N G I S E N E R G Y ' 
~ ALBERT EINSTEIN



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Fuck you and them... I don't like this rules!
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A man of three letters, " F U R."
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It's not about who you sleep with, or whether you know about sports or tools or have a pearl-wearing...
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Be careful of relying on the opinion of others, these are the same people that like liver.
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Thus have I, Wall, my part discharged so;
And, being done, thus Wall away doth go.
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A great ballplayer is a player who will take a chance.
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The only safe thing is to take a chance.
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The life of a good man is a continual warfare with his passions.
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You spell Bob Hope C-L-A-S-S.
LUCILLE BALL
You act at being a man, and before you know it, you are one.
RICHARD MADDEN
Do you want to be a man of today or a man of tomorrow?
MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATURK
If you're losing, just be a man; be a man and lose as a man.
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LISA KLEYPAS
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DAVE KLINK
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A man always wants his friends to be a little in love with his beloved too.
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I’m not interested in competing with anyone. I hope we all make it.
ERICA COOK
A good man, is a good man, whether in this church, or out of it.
BRIGHAM YOUNG
A wise man understands, an intelligent man knows, but a fool pretends to know.
DEBASISH MRIDHA
I am broken and healing, but every piece of my heart belong to you.
SARAH J. MAAS
You do what you love, what you need
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John Keats / John Keats / John / Please put your scarf on.
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Do you have any emotions?"
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I see you are looking at my feet," he said to her when car was in motion.
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This whole goddamn house stinks of ghosts.
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J.D. SALINGER
Goddam money. It always ends up making you blue as hell.
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Girls. Jesus Christ. They can drive you crazy. - Holden Caulfield
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Then the carousel started, and I watched her go round and round...All the kids tried to grap for the...
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Probably for every man there is at least one city that sooner or later turns into a girl. How well o...
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There is a marvelous peace in not publishing ... I like to write. I love to write. But I write just ...
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I'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. It's awful. If I'm on my way to the store to b...
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I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
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He once told Allie and I that if he'd had to shoot anybody, he wouldn't've known which direction to ...
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I thought what I'd do was I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes.
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Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody.
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Among other things, you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightene...
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But I'm Crazy. I swear to God I am.
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I figured I could get a job at a filling station somewhere, putting gas and oil in people's cars. I ...
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But you don't have to be a bad guy to depress somebody-you can be a good guy and do it.
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It was that kind of a crazy afternoon, terrifically cold, and no sun out or anything, and you felt l...
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The best thing, though, in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was. Nobody'...
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People are always ruining things for you.
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When you're dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to ...
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I like it when somebody gets excited about something. It's nice.
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That digression business got on my nerves. I don't now. The trouble with me is, I like it whe...
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It's 'If a body meet a body coming through the rye'!" old Phoebe said. "It's a poem. By Robert Burns...
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I don’t even like old cars. I mean, they don’t even interest me at all. I'd rather have a goddam...
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I felt so lonesome, all of a sudden. I almost wished I was dead.
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Mary Jane. Listen. Please," Eloise said, sobbing. "You remember our freshman year, and I had that br...
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Look at 'em,' he said. 'Goddam fools.' 'Who?' said Ginnie. 'I don't know. Anybody.
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My father wrote beautifully,” Esmé interrupted. “I’m saving a number of his letters for poste...
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Her joke of a name aside, her general unprettiness aside, she was, in terms of permanently memorable...
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You know that apple Adam ate in the Garden of Eden, referred to in the Bible?' he asked. 'You know w...
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He said I was unequipped to meet life because I had no sense of humor.
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I felt so damn happy all of a sudden, the way old Phoebe kept going around and around. I was damn ne...
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If I were a piano player, I'd play it in the goddam closet.
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Every time you mention some guy that's strictly a bastard— very mean, or very conceited and all—...
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It's not too bad when the sun's out, but the sun only comes out when it feels like coming out.
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Sleep tight, ya morons!
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You're going to have to find out where you want to go. And then you've got to start going there.
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Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, som...
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And I have one of those very loud, stupid laughs. I mean if I ever sat behind myself in a movie or s...
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Listen, I don't care what you say about my race, creed, or religion, Fatty, but don't tell me I'm no...
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Almost every time somebody gives me a present, it ends up making me sad.
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The fact is always obvious much too late, but the most singular difference between happiness and joy...
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She wrote to him fairly regularly, from a paradise of triple exclamation points and inaccurate obser...
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I privately say to you, old friend... please accept from me this unpretentious bouquet of early-bloo...
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You're lucky if you get time to sneeze in this goddam phenomenal world.
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It’s history. It’s poetry.
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I don't exactly know what I mean by that, but I mean it.
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Mothers are all slightly insane.
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It may be the kind where, at the age of thirty, you sit in some bar hating everybody who comes in lo...
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Then I’d throw my automatic down the elevator shaft-after I’d wiped off all the fingerprints and...
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D.B. asked me what I thought about all this stuff I just finished telling you about. I didn't know w...
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I hate saying corny things like "traveling incognito." But when I'm with somebody that's corny, I al...
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As much as anything else, it was a stare, not so paradoxically, of a privacy-lover who, once his pri...
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O tipo da marinha e eu dissemos um ao outro que tinha sido um prazer. Que é uma coisa que me deixa ...
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But what I mean is, lots of time you don’t know what interests you most till you start talking abo...
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-Hey, listen," I said. "You know those ducks in that lagoon right near Central Park South? That litt...
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It's such a stupid question, in my opinion. I mean, how do you know what you're going to do till you...
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Keep me up till five because all your stars are out, and for no other reason…Oh dare to do it Budd...
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The Gulf War is responsible for the huge and horrifying rise in Islamic terrorism.
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lost its lock on its original target.
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