Brotherhood Quotes

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I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks.
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Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird)
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Welcome to the wonderful world of jealousy, he thought. For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistable urge to commit murder, and an inferiority complex. Yippee.
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J.R. Ward (Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1))
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I was dead until you found me, though I breathed. I was sightless, though I could see. And then you came...and I was awakened.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3))
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I challenge anyone to understand Islam, its spirit, and not to love it. It is a beautiful religion of brotherhood and devotion.
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Yann Martel (Life of Pi)
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You've won the evolutionary lottery: You're a vampire. Let's go to Disneyland!
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J.R. Ward (Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1))
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Some things are destined to be -- it just takes us a couple of tries to get there.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8))
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You are a manipulator. I like to think of myself more as an outcome engineer.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2))
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Try to understand men. If you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and almost always leads to love.
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John Steinbeck
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I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.
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Dr. Seuss (Yertle the Turtle and Gertrude McFuzz ( Collins Colour Cubs Mini Format ))
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We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
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Martin Luther King Jr.
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You so need to lighten up about that potato-launcher incident," Butch said. Phury rolled his eyes and eased back in the banquette. "You broke my window." "Of course we did. V and I were aiming for it." "Twice." "Thus proving that he and I are outstanding marksmen.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5))
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There is no Them. There are only facets of Us.
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John Green
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I miss you. I miss you so fucking bad it hurts, but I don't know how to find you even though you're right in front of me.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8))
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Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
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Thomas Paine (Rights of Man)
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When I want you to beg, I'll tell you.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5))
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You know,” he said, β€œthis is why I love you so much.” Her tone was heartbreakingly warm. β€œWhat do you mean?” You don’t ask me to go inside because it’s cold. You just want to make it easier for me to be where I want to stand.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7))
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Terrific. A bisexual dominant vampire with kidnapping expertise.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5))
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Z: "You know, this was a hell of a lot easier when you were out cold in the back of that truck." Phury: "That was you?" Z:"You think it was Santa Claus or some shit?
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J.R. Ward (Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3))
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I liked you, cop. From the moment I met you. No… not the first moment. I wanted to kill you when I first met you. But then I liked you. A lot.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4))
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You never knew the last time you were seeing someone. You didn't know when the last argument happened, or the last time you had sex, or the last time you looked into their eyes and thanked God they were in your life. After they were gone? That was all you thought about. Day and night.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8))
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What is your name?" she murmured. He cocked an eyebrow at her and then went back to staring at his brother. "I'm the evil one, in case you haven't figured it out." "I wanted your name, not your calling." "Being a bastard's more of a compulsion, really. And it's Zsadist. I am Zsadist.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2))
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Some bridges you crossed on your own, no matter who drove you to the edge
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J.R. Ward (Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1))
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Whether or not you believe in God, you must believe this: when we as a species abandon our trust in a power greater than us, we abandon our sense of accountability. Faiths… all faiths… are admonitions that there is something we cannot understand, something to which we are accountable. With faith we are accountable to each other, to ourselves, and to a higher truth. Religion is flawed, but only because man is flawed. The church consists of a brotherhood of imperfect, simple souls wanting only to be a voice of compassion in a world spinning out of control.
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Dan Brown (Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1))
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Take off your coat." "Excuse me?" "Take it off." "No." "I want it off." "Then I suggest you hold your breath. Won't affect me in the slightest, but at least the suffocation will help pass the time for you. [Vishous to Jane]
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J.R. Ward (Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5))
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I will not fall in love with you," she said. "I can't let myself. I won't." "That's all right. I'll love you enough for the both of us.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2))
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That's you," Wrath said. You shall be called the Black Dagger warrior Dhestroyer, descended of Wrath son of Wrath." "But you'll always be Butch to us," Rhage cut in. "As well as hard-ass. Smart-ass. Royal pain in the ass. You know, whatever the situation calls for. I think as long as there's an ASS in there, it'll be accurate." "How about bASStard?" Z suggested. "Nice. I feel that.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4))
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I love you. And I'm going to keep loving you even after you don't know I exist.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5))
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You're such a pain in the ass. (Butch) Said the SIG to the Glock. (V)
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J.R. Ward (Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4))
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We men and women are all in the same boat, upon a stormy sea. We owe to each other a terrible and tragic loyalty.
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G.K. Chesterton (The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton Volume 28: The Illustrated London News, 1908-1910)
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I'm going to talk to her." "And how's that going to go? You're just going to walk up to her and say, 'Hey, I know you've never seen me before, but I'm your dad. Oh, and guess what? You've won the evolutionary lottery: You're a vampire. Let's go to Disneyland!
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J.R. Ward (Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1))
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All of us are taking the night off," Wrath said abruptly. "We need some regroup time." Rhage snorted from across the table. "You're not going to make us play Monopoly again, are you?" Yup." A collective groan rose up from the Brotherhood, one that Wrath ignored. "Right after dinner.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5))
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Vengeance was one hell of a roommate.
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J.R. Ward (Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1))
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Bella: "Then why are you wearing that bandage like a sash?" Phury: "It makes my ass look smaller.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3))
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One more thing." "What." "I think we're dating now." As V barked out a laugh, the cop shrugged. "Come on....I got you naked. You wore a damn corset. And don't get me started about the sponge bath afterward." "Fucker." "To the end.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9))
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The truth was...he was in love with her. Totally over-the-line, no-going-back, not-even-dead-would-he-part kind of shit.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8))
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It is our suffering that brings us together. It is not love. Love does not obey the mind, and turns to hate when forced. The bond that binds us is beyond choice. We are brothers. We are brothers in what we share. In pain, which each of us must suffer alone, in hunger, in poverty, in hope, we know our brotherhood. We know it, because we have had to learn it. We know that there is no help for us but from one another, that no hand will save us if we do not reach out our hand. And the hand that you reach out is empty, as mine is. You have nothing. You possess nothing. You own nothing. You are free. All you have is what you are, and what you give.
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Ursula K. Le Guin (The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia)
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He wanted to give her another word to say, something like luscious or whisper or strawberry. Hell, antidisestablishmentarianism would do it.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2))
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Say the word. Say the word and I won't go. Say the word, Qhuinn. Do it and I'll spend the night with you. Better yet, why don't you just kiss me-
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J.R. Ward (Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8))
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He knew he was being overbearing as hell, but he couldn't help it. He was a bonded male. With his pregnant female. There were few things on the planet more aggressive or dangerous. And those bastards were called hurricanes and tornadoes.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3))
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Man" Rhage muttered, "someone hit this place with the Hallmark stick." Until it broke.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4))
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Life is such a glorious trauma, is it not?
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J.R. Ward (Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7))
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No, you've got it all wrong, John." Reading his emotions, she shook her head. "You're not half the male you could be because of what was done to you. You're twice what anyone else is because you survived.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8))
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Butch tightened his grip on his cell and wished there were an app that let you reach through a phone and bitch slap someone.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9))
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Besides, you think I'm not used to hurting? For me, it's home sweet home, my brother.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3))
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I have no words. Sixteen languages, but no words. -Vishous
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J.R. Ward (Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9))
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As Qhuinn looked at his best friend's handsome face, he felt as if he'd never not known that red hair, those blue eyes, those lips, that jaw. And it was because of their long history that he searched for something to say, something that would get them back to where they had been. All that came to him was . . . I miss you. I miss you so fucking bad it hurts, but I don't know how to find you even though you're right in front of me.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8))
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Whoa. Fangs. She had fangs. She leaned in, prodded them a little. Eating with those puppies was going to take some getting used to, she thought. On impulse, she brought up her hands, turned her fingers into claws. Hissed. Cool.
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J.R. Ward (Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1))
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...Bringing the very heavens close enough to touch. It was Zsadist. His eyes closed, his head back, his mouth wide open, he sang. The scarred one, the souless one, had the voice of an angel.
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J.R. Ward (Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1))
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You don't know this yet. But you are Mine - Wrath
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J.R. Ward (Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1))
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I would hold you up. I will ever hold you up and hold you dear, lover mine.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8))
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What brings you onto my property?" Rhev said, cradling his mug with both hands trying to absorb its warmth. Got a problem" I can't fix your personality, sorry
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J.R. Ward (Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6))
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For fuck's sake, get off the cross. Someone else needs the wood.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6))
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Qhuinn: "What is wrong with you, that you care so much about me?" Blay: "What is wrong with you, that you can't see why I would?
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J.R. Ward (Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8))
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Sometimes, I look outside, and I think that a lot of other people have seen this snow before. Just like I think that a lot of other people have read those books before. And listened to those songs. I wonder how they feel tonight.
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Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
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Love was worth sacrificing for, he thought as he left his room. Even if it wasn't yours. -Phury's thoughts
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J.R. Ward (Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5))
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Fine. If I can't have you, then you do the taking. Have all of me, part of me, a small piece, whatever you want. Just please, have something.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2))
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After a moment, Wrath turned to John. "This is Lassiter, the fallen angel. One of the last times he was here on earth, there was a plague in central Europe-" "Okay, that was so not my fault-" "-which wiped out two-thirds of the human population." "I'd like to remind you that you don't like humans." "They smell bad when they're dead." "All you mortal types do.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6))
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There aren't any syringes." Red Sox came over and held a sterile pack out. When she tried to take it from him, he kept a grip on the thing. "I know you'll use this wisely." "Wisely?" She snapped the syringe out of his hand. "No, I'm going to poke him in the eye with it. Because that's what they trained me to do in medical school.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5))
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All I know is, she's a pounding in my chest that I can't ignore. . . hell, that I don't WANT to ignore. [Rhage]
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J.R. Ward (Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2))
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The place is also big enough. We could all live there without killing each other." -Rhage "That depends more on your mouth than any floorplan." -Phury
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J.R. Ward (Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1))
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A book unopened alters not the ink on its pages. What is there is there.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5))
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Gimme an S! A T! An O! A C! Followed by a K-H-O-L-M! What's it spell? HEAD FUCK. - Jane
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J.R. Ward (Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5))
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Pull up your big girl panties and just do it.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7))
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You've always had me ... and my heart. My soul. Everything. I wish it hadn't taken this long for me to man up.
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J.R. Ward (Lover at Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11))
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Man, he wasn't going to need a stress test anytime soon. If his heart could get through a kiss from her, he could probably run a marathon. While dragging a car behind him. Sideways to the road.
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J.R. Ward (Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1))
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She is more beautiful than I have words for. And last night, I was blessed beyond measure to serve her.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3))
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Thanks for putting me up for it ... trahyner." As V's eyes flared, Butch said, "Yeah, I looked up what the word meant. 'Beloved Friend' fits you perfect as far as I'm concerned." V Flushed. Cleared his throat. "Good Deal, cop. Good... deal.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4))
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Tell you what, you let me go, and I’ll ask you plenty of questions about your race. Until then, I’m slightly distracted with how this little vacation on the good ship Holy Sh*t is going to pan out for me.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5))
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Perfect date material, she thought. A vampire with the social equivalent of road rage. ---Beth about Wrath
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J.R. Ward (Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1))
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Being a Silent Brother is life, Clary Fray. But if you mean I remember my life before the Brotherhood, I do. Clary took a deep breath. β€œWere you ever in love? Before the Brotherhood? Was there ever anyone you would have died for?” There was a long silence. Then: Two people, said Brother Zachariah. There are memories that time does not erase, Clarissa. Ask your friend Magnus Bane, if you do not believe me. Forever does not make loss forgettable, only bearable.
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Cassandra Clare (City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5))
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God, he even knew their names. Rhage. Phury. And that scary-ass Zsadist guy. Yeah, no Tom, Dick, and Harry names for the vampire types. But come on, could you actually imagine some lethal bloodsucker named Howard? Eugene?
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J.R. Ward (Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1))
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Your hands on a gun butt right now, isn't it? Afraid of me?” β€œJust want to make sure I can take care of you.” β€œOh, really?” β€œYeah, in case you need Glock-to-mouth-resuscitation.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3))
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After all, tragedy didn't discriminate, so everyone was subject to the same whims of fate.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5))
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He who is different from me does not impoverish me - he enriches me. Our unity is constituted in something higher than ourselves - in Man... For no man seeks to hear his own echo, or to find his reflection in the glass.
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Antoine de Saint-ExupΓ©ry
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Falling into ruin was a bit like falling in love: Both descents stripped you bare and left you as you were at your core. And both endings are equally painful.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5))
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You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help little men by tearing down big men. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence. And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.
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William J.H. Boetcker
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I came to you, Jane. Every night this week, I came to you. I didn't want you to be alone. And I didn't want to sleep without you." -Vishous
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J.R. Ward (Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #9))
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V shook his head. β€œRemember what you saw in that clearing, cop? How’d you like that anywhere near a female you loved?” Butch put down the Bud without drinking from it. His eyes traveled over Rhage’s body. β€œWe’re going to need a shitload of steel,” the human muttered.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2))
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The warrior (Zsadist) rolled his black eyes. "Come on, man. What does it matter to me? You, Tohr. Britney Spears.
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J.R. Ward (Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1))
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You're getting into some kind of shape, cop." Aw, come on, now." Butch grinned. "Don't let that shower we took go to your head." Rhage fired a towel at the male. "Just pointing out your beer gut's gone." It was a Scotch pot. And I don't miss it.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2))
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The staircase that was revealed was lit with a soft red glow. I feel like I'm walking down into a porn movie," V muttered as they took the steps with care. Wouldn't that require more black candles for you," Zsadist cracked. At the bottom of the landing, they looked left and right down a corridor carved out of stone, seeing row after row of...black candles with ruby color flames. I take that back," Z said, eyeing the display. We start hearing chick-a-wow-wow shit," V cut in, "can I start calling you Z-packed?" Not if you want to keep breathing.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7))
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The front door flew open, and Mary shot out of the house, jumping off the porch, not even bothering with the steps to the ground. She ran over the frost-laden grass in her bare feet and threw herself at him, grabbing on to his neck with both arms. She held him so tightly his spine cracked. She was sobbing. Bawling. Crying so hard her whole body was shaking. He didn't ask any questions, just wrapped himself around her. I'm not okay," she said hoarsely between breaths. "Rhage...I'm not okay.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #2))
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We are all equal in the fact that we are all different. We are all the same in the fact that we will never be the same. We are united by the reality that all colours and all cultures are distinct & individual. We are harmonious in the reality that we are all held to this earth by the same gravity. We don't share blood, but we share the air that keeps us alive. I will not blind myself and say that my black brother is not different from me. I will not blind myself and say that my brown sister is not different from me. But my black brother is he as much as I am me. But my brown sister is she as much as I am me.
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C. JoyBell C.
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V was half way down the hall when he heard a yelp. He hightailed it back, barging through the door. β€œWhat? What’s …” β€œI’m going bald!” V whipped back the shower curtain and frowned. β€œWhat are you talking about? You’ve still got your hair…” β€œNot my head! My body, you idiot! I’m going bald!” Vishous glanced down. Butch’s torso and legs were shedding, a rush of dark brown fuzz pooling around the drain. V started laughing. β€œThink of it this way. At least you won’t have to worry about shaving your back as you get old, true? No manscaping for you.” He was not surprised when a bar of soap came firing at him.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4))
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I believe there's a hand that guides us. It just isn't always a gentle one. Or one that seems fair at the time. But I dunno, I try to trust in it now. When I freak, I just try to... shit, I guess trust in it. Because at the end of the day, what else can you do? Choice only gets you so far. Reasoning and planning too. The rest... it's up to someone else. Where we end up, who we know, what happens to the people we love... we don't have a lot of control over any of it.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5))
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The essential truth of life, he was coming to realize, wasn't romantic and took only two words to label: Shit. Happens. But the thing was, you kept going. You kept your friends and your family and your mate as safe as you were able. And you kept fighting even after you were knocked down.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8))
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I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The airplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don't hate! Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it is written that the kingdom of God is within man, not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power. Let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfill that promise. Let us fight to free the world! To do away with national barriers! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance! Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness. Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite!
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Charlie Chaplin
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Butch repositioned the Sox cap, and as his wrist passed by his nose, he got another whiff of himself. "Ah, V. . . listen, there is something a little weird going down on me." "What?" "I smell like men's cologne." "Good for you. Females dig that kind of thing." "Vishous, I smell like Obsession for Men, only I'm not WEARING any, you feel me?" There was silence on the line. Then, "Humans don't bond." "Oh, really. You want to tell that to my central nervous system and my sweat glands? They'd appreciate the news flash, I'm sure.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4))
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Ride?" Rhage snorted. "Please. That thing is a sewing machine with an air dam taped to it. My GTO could dust the fucker in fourth gear from a dead stop." When there was an odd sound from behind, John looked back. So did the three Brothers. "What." Xhex bristled and crossed her arms over her chest. "I can laugh, you know. And that's . . . pretty damn funny." Rhage beamed. "I knew I liked you.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Mine (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #8))
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They don't fit you?" V asked his roommate. "Not the point. No offense, but these are wicked Village People." Butch held his heavy arms out and turned in a circle, his bare chest catching the light. "I mean, come on." "They're for fighting, not fashion." "So are kilts, but you don't see me rocking the tartan." "And thank God for that. You're too bowlegged to pull that shit off." Butch assumed a bored expression. "You can bite me.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5))
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Jesus Christ. . . he was not Omega's son. Was he? "No." V said. "You are not. He just wants to believe you are. And he wants you to think you are. But that doesn't make it true." There was a long silence. Then Rhage's hand landed on Butch's shoulder. "Besides, you don't look a thing like him. I mean. . . hello? You are this beefy Irish white boy. He's like. . . bus exhaust or some shit." Butch glanced over at Hollywood. "You're sick, you know that?" "Yeah, but you love me, right? Come on, I know you feel me.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4))
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I… What are you saying, Zsadist?" she stammered, even though she'd heard every word. He glanced back down at the pencil in his hand and then turned to the table. Flipping the spiral notebook to a new page, he bent way over and labored on top of the paper for quite a while. Then he ripped the sheet free. His hand was shaking as he held it out. "It's messy." Bella took the paper. In a child's uneven block letters there were three words: I LOVE YOU Her lips flattened tight as her eyes stung. The handwriting got wavy and then disappeared. Β  "Maybe you can't read it," he said in a small voice. "I can do it over." Β  She shook her head. "I can read it just fine. It's… beautiful." "I don't expect anything back. I mean… I know that you don't… feel that for me anymore. But I wanted you to know. It's important that you knew.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3))
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And if that bastard’s innocent,” Rhage spoke up, β€œI’m the fucking Easter bunny.” β€œOh, good,” someone quipped. β€œI’m calling you Hop-along Hollywood from now on.” β€œBeasty Bo Peep,” somebody else threw out. β€œWe could put you in a Cadbury ad and finally make some money—” β€œPeople,” Rhage barked, β€œthe point is that he is not innocent and I’m not the Easter bunny—” β€œWhere’s your basket?” β€œCan I play with your eggs?” β€œHop it out, big guy—” β€œWill you guys fuck off ? Seriously!
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J.R. Ward (Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #10))
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Oh, man there's a marathon of Beaches running tomorrow night. Can we go after ten so I can see it once all the way through?" Everyone in the room turned to the blond-and-black haired guy, who was propped in the corner, massive arms over his chest. What," he said. "Look, it's not Mary Tyler Moore, 'kay? So you can 't give me shit." Vishous, the one with the black glove on his hand, glared across the room. "It's worse than Mary Tyler Moore. And to call you and idiot would be an insult to half-wits around the world." Are you kidding me? Bette Midler rocks. And I love the ocean. Sue me." Vishous glanced at the king. "You told me I could beat him. You promised." As soon as you come home," Wrath said as he got to his feet, "we'll hang him up by his armpits in the gym and you can use him as a punching bag." Thank you, baby Jesus." Blond-and-Black shook his head. "I swear, one of these days I'm going to leave." As one, the Brothers all pointed to the open door and let silence speak for itself. You guys suck.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7))
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Shit. . . this was a bad idea. A pure-blooded, bonded male vampire about to watch his shellan feed someone else. Holy hell, when the Scribe Virgin had suggested Beth come down, V had assumed it was for ceremonial purposes, not so she could be a vein. But what was the choice? Butch was going to suck Marissa dry and not have enough and there wasn't another female in the house who could do the job: Mary was still human and Bella was pregnant. Besides, like dealing with Rhage or Z would be any easier? For the beast, they'd need a tranq gun the size of a cannon and Z. . . well, shit.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4))
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I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today! I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today! I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.
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Martin Luther King Jr.
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-BDB on the board- Knitter's Anonimous May 8, 2006 Rhage (in his bedroom posting in V's room on the board) Hi, my name is V. ("Hi, V") I've been knitting for 125 years now. (*gasping noises*) It's begun to impact my personal relationships: my brothers think I'm a nancy. It's begun to affect my health: I'm getting a callus on my forefinger and I find bits of yarn in all my pockets and I'm starting to smell like wool. I can't concentrate at work: I keep picturing all these lessers in Irish sweaters and thick socks. (*sounds of sympathy*) I've come seeking a community of people who, like me, are trying not to knit. Can you help me? (*We're with you*) Thank you (*takes out hand-knitted hankie in pink*) (*sniffles*) ("We embrace you, V") Vishous (in the pit): Oh hell no...you did not just put that up. And nice spelling in the title. Man...you just have to roll up on me, don't you. I got four words for you, my brother. Rhage: Four words? Okay...lemme see... Rhage, you're so sexy. hmmm.... Rhage, you're SO smart. No wait! Rhage, you're SO right! That's it, isn't it...g'head. You can tell me. Vishous: First one starts with a "P" Use your head for the other three. Bastard. Rhage: P? Hmm... Please pass the yarn Vishous: Payback is a bitch! Rhage: Ohhhhhhhhhhhh I'm so scuuuuuurred. Can you whip me up a blanket to hide under?
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J.R. Ward (The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider's Guide (Black Dagger Brotherhood))
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The necklace was a good excuse," he murmured. "For what?" "I thought maybe I could go to Charleston and show up at your front door to give this back and maybe… you might let me in. Or something. I was worried that another male would court you, so I've been trying to go as fast as I could. I mean, I figured maybe if I could read, and if I took a little better care of myself, and if I tried to stop being such a mean-ass motherfucker…" He shook his head. "But don't misunderstand. It's not like I expected you to be happy to see me. I was just… you know, hoping… coffee. Tea. Chance to talk. Or some shit. Friends, maybe. Except if you had a male, he wouldn't allow that. So, yeah, that's why I've been hurrying." His yellow eyes lifted to hers. He was wincing, as if he were afraid of what might be showing on her face. "Friends?" she said. "Yeah… I mean, I wouldn't disgrace you by asking for more than that. I know that you regret… Anyway, I just couldn't let you go without… Yeah, so… friends.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3))
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Alcohol makes other people less tedious, and food less bland, and can help provide what the Greeks called entheos, or the slight buzz of inspiration when reading or writing. The only worthwhile miracle in the New Testamentβ€”the transmutation of water into wine during the wedding at Canaβ€”is a tribute to the persistence of Hellenism in an otherwise austere Judaea. The same applies to the seder at Passover, which is obviously modeled on the Platonic symposium: questions are asked (especially of the young) while wine is circulated. No better form of sodality has ever been devised: at Oxford one was positively expected to take wine during tutorials. The tongue must be untied. It's not a coincidence that Omar Khayyam, rebuking and ridiculing the stone-faced Iranian mullahs of his time, pointed to the value of the grape as a mockery of their joyless and sterile regime. Visiting today's Iran, I was delighted to find that citizens made a point of defying the clerical ban on booze, keeping it in their homes for visitors even if they didn't particularly take to it themselves, and bootlegging it with great brio and ingenuity. These small revolutions affirm the human.
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Christopher Hitchens (Hitch 22: A Memoir)
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Tohrment spoke. "Bella's brother called. He's tabled the sehelusion request and asked that she stay here for a couple of days." Z jacked his head up. "Why?" "He didn't give a reason-" Tohr's eye's narrowed on Z's face. "Oh... my God." "What the fuck are you looking at?" Phury pointed to the antique mirror hanging on the wall next to the double doors. "See for yourself." Zsadist marched across the room, ready to give them all hell. Bella was what mattered- His mouth went lax at his reflection. With a shaky hand he reached out to the eyes in the old-fashioned leaded glass. His irises were no longer black. They were yellow. Just like his twin's. "Phury?" he said softly. "Phury... what happened to me?" As the male came up behind him, his brother's face appeared right beside Z's. And then Wrath's dark reflection showed up in the mirror, all long hair and sunglasses. Then Rhage's star-fallen beauty. And Vishous's Sox cap. And Tohrment's brush cut. And Butch's busted nose. One by one they reached out and touched him, their big hands gently on his shoulders. "Welcome back, my brother," Phury whispered. Zsadist stared at the males who were behind him. And the oddest thought that if he were to let himself go limp and fall backward... they would catch him.
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J.R. Ward (Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3))