"As writers, we learn most of what we know just by watching the pros, don't we?" ~John R. Trimble
"Well, I am none of these things. And yet, in all honesty, I confess that my accusers are not altogether wrong: I am indeed, in some way, all of these things."(My Name is Asher Lev by Chaim Potok; Chapter 1, p.3)
"He knew it all, and yet he did not know it."Robert Ludlum-The Bourne Identity-pg.39
I was thinking sitting there thinking...and i very specific image popped into my head fully formed...it has a sort of dreamlike quality to it. Or nightmarish."-DANIEL QUINN, Ishmael (p.219)
"I'm too happy, and yet I'm not happy enough. My soul's bliss kills my body, but does not satisfy itself."Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, pg. 286
" Time seems so endless yet everything goes by so fast"- Go Ask Aliceanonymous ( page 90)
"... she felt secure only in her terrible sense of insecurity."Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi, page 29
"A philosopher knows that in reality he knows very little. That is why he constantly strives to achieve true insight. Socrates was one of these rare people. He knew that he knew nothing about life and the world. And now comes the important part: it troubled him that he knew so little."-Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder, page 67
"...The smile held an adversary's acceptance of a challenge- and an adult's amusement at the self deception of a child." Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, page 644.
"We are gate-crashers in this fantasy, however, forced to pay for our presence with backaches and perpetual thirst."-Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed (p.43)
"He lay with one leg bent beneath him, his jaw in his throat, his face neither expressive nor inexpressive. One eye was shut. the other was a star shaped hole." (Pg. 130 The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien)
"There's still some good years left on her," Bobby would say when his friends came over, and they'd laugh. It was the way they all talked about their wives, and i wondered, looking at their flushed and friendly faces, if they were thinking of bones that had not yet been broken, area that had not yet blossomed with bruises.Anna Quindler- Black and blue-pg. 20
"My life was over; my life had just begun."Lucky by Alice Sebold-pg.33
"I walked as fast as I could, but the more I walked the more it seemed I was getting deeper into the thickness of the forest. The harder I tried to get out, the bigger and taller the trees became."Ishmael Beah - A Long Way Gone (Page 53)
"...and even though you're pinned down by a war you never felt more at peace."The Things They Carried (pg 36)
"He stood there looking at the destruction of the harbor and knew he had something inviolable that other men had no inkling of and at the same time he had nothing." (page 428) Snow Falling on Cedars, by David Guterson
"Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live."Tuesdays with MorrieMitch AlbomPg. 82
The Chosen by Chaim Potok.Page 267"You can listen to silence Reaven. I've begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it."
"England was less than an hour from Paris, and yet a world away."The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, p. 328
“There are a lot of children in Afghanistan, but little childhood.”Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runnerp. 318
"This is a story about a man named Eddie and it begins at the end, with Eddie dying in the sun. It might seem strange to start a story with an ending. But all endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time."The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom, p. 1
"kisses that were like charity, creating want by holding back nothing at all." F. Scott Fitzgerald, "Winter Dreams"
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