Jake Quotes

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Go then, there are other worlds than these.
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Stephen King (The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1))
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No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn't in submission to God!
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T.D. Jakes
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Oh Jake," Brett said, "We could have had such a damned good time together." Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly, pressing Brett against me. Yes," I said. "Isn't it pretty to think so?
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Ernest Hemingway (The Sun Also Rises)
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Time's the thief of memory
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Stephen King (The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1))
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Leah: "That is easily the freakin’ grossest thing I’ve ever heard in my life. Yuck. If there was anything in my stomach, it would be coming back." Seth: "They are vampires, I guess. I mean, it makes sense, and if it helps Bella, it’s a good thing, right?" Leah and Jake stare at Seth. Seth: "What?" Leah: "Mom dropped him a lot when he was a baby." Jake: "On his head apparently." Leah: "He used to gnaw on the crib bars, too." Jake: "Lead paint?" Leah: "Looks like it." Seth: "Funny. Why don’t you two shut up and sleep?
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Stephenie Meyer (Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga, #4))
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Everyone behaves badly--given the chance.
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Ernest Hemingway (The Sun Also Rises)
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Why can't you say it?" I hardened my voice. "Because I'm telling you, you never have. I'd have remembered." He stared at me with disbelief. [...] "Love you? Of course I love you. Baby, I fucking worship you.
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Josh Lanyon (The Dark Tide (The Adrien English Mysteries, #5))
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a setback is a setup for a comeback
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T.D. Jakes
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I don't like people. They fuck me up.
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Stephen King (The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1))
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The worst part is that I saw the whole thing -- our whole life. And I want it bad, Jake, I want it all. I want to stay right here and never move. I want to love you and make you happy. And I can't, and it's killing me.
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Stephenie Meyer (Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, #3))
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Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite. Or waiting around for Friday night or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or a pair of pants or a wig with curls or another chance. Everyone is just waiting.
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Dr. Seuss
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Each day is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to Him.
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T.D. Jakes (Maximize the Moment: God's Action Plan For Your Life)
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I don't like you with Becky. She's not a very nice girl.' 'I don't like you with Jake. He's not me.
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Courtney Summers (Cracked Up to Be)
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I'd rather be insane with you than sane without you. - Jake to Lydia
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Lisa Kleypas (Where's My Hero? (The Gamblers of Craven's, #2.5; Brotherhood - MacAllister's, #4.5; Splendid, #3.5))
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Never fall in love?" "Always," said the count. "I am always in love.
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Ernest Hemingway (The Sun Also Rises)
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God Jake, I so much more than a lot like you." "Mikayla, I passed that stage a long, long time ago.
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Jay McLean (More Than This (More Than, #1))
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the man in black travels with your soul in his pocket.
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Stephen King (The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1))
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Fate whispers to the warrior, 'You can not withstand the storm.' The warrior whispers back, 'I am the storm.' Unknown
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Jake Remington
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Jake was right - I'm strong in a way June never was. Because I know that I want to be here. Even with the pain. Even with the ugliness.
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Hannah Harrington (Saving June)
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If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.
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T.D. Jakes
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Its not over, until the Lord says its over.
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T.D. Jakes
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God, I can't even begin to tell you... I just wish that you could have felt it too. So that when you found your Jake Andrews, you would know. You would know what it felt like to stand in front of your forever.
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Jay McLean (More Than This (More Than, #1))
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Without complexity, there's no intensity.
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Alexandra Adornetto (Halo (Halo, #1))
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Never make a permanent decision about a temporary situation.
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T.D. Jakes
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But, Dad! We can't leave. Uncle Jake is hurt!" Daphne said. "Besides, that's Pinocchio. I want to get an autograph.
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Michael Buckley (The Everafter War (The Sisters Grimm, #7))
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I love you," Jake whispered. "Are you strong enough for this?" I made myself comfortable. Said over my shoulder, "Sure." "Would you tell me if you weren't?" I grinned. "Maybe. I can't think of a nicer way to commit suicide." "That's good. I can't think of a more pleasant way to commit murder.
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Josh Lanyon (The Dark Tide (The Adrien English Mysteries, #5))
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Deciding to kiss Jake is like standing on the edge of a pool, staring down and wanting to take the leap, but fearing how cold the water will be. I hold my breath and jump.
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Hannah Harrington (Saving June)
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Jake looked at us like we should know this already. "SMB? Sandwich-Making Bitch.
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Molly McAdams (From Ashes (From Ashes, #1))
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I have church on Sunday.” β€œOf course you do.” β€œYou’re welcome to come along.” β€œThanks, but I’m allergic to incense.” β€œThat’s a shame.” β€œIt’s the bane of my existence.” - Beth and Jake
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Alexandra Adornetto (Halo (Halo, #1))
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I'm independent and strong, but sometimes...just sometimes, it's nice to be taken case of. It's nice to be made to feel like a lady
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Samantha Towle (The Mighty Storm (The Storm, #1))
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What's up with this sudden obsession with Jakes physique? He shoots me a look that asks: Is he measuring me for a coffin?
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Huntley Fitzpatrick (My Life Next Door)
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Jake and Chris talk through art and discover they have so much in common it's amazing. Like, They Could Be Boyfriends If They Didn't Like Vaginas So Much Amazing.
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Courtney Summers (Cracked Up to Be)
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My biggest regret is what I didn’t say… (Jake)
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Keary Taylor (What I Didn't Say)
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I'm just trying to outrun a broken heart, which is nothing to sneeze at, for a broken heart breaks a person.
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Sarah Hina (Plum Blossoms in Paris (Jake Helman Files Series))
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Save the people you love, who cares about the rest of the world? - Uncle Jake
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Michael Buckley (The Council of Mirrors (The Sisters Grimm, #9))
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We are the people that we have been waiting for and no one else is coming.
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T.D. Jakes
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Jake smiled, as if he enjoyed my temper tantrum. β€œPatience is a virtue.” β€œYeah, well, so is virginity, but I don’t have that anymore, either.
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Alison Bliss (Rules of Protection (Tangled in Texas, #1))
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Shrugging out of the damaged shirt, Jake said roughly, β€œI still dream about you.” β€œI have nightmares about you.” I dragged my T-shirt over my head, threw it aside.
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Josh Lanyon (Death of a Pirate King (The Adrien English Mysteries, #4))
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To be unforgiving is like to drink poison and wait for someone else to die!! Rev. TD Jakes (have I said how much I love ya!)
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T.D. Jakes
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I've met talespinners before, Jake, and they're all cut more or less from the same cloth. They tell tales because they're afraid of life.
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Stephen King (The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower, #7))
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Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.
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John Jakes
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Want to make out some more before we go?” Jake’s tone is boyishly hopeful. β€œNope.” His gaze turns devilish. β€œHow about a blowjob?” β€œAw, I appreciate the offer, but I don’t have a penis.
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Elle Kennedy (The Risk (Briar U, #2))
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God has invested entirely too much in you for you to be comfortable in anything less than you were created to be.
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T.D. Jakes
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They had discovered one could grow as hungry for light as for food.
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Stephen King (The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1))
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You will always be my June, Tru." "And you're my Johnny Cash, Jake.
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Samantha Towle (Wethering the Storm (The Storm, #2))
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And if you were still here today, I would tell you, that in your future, do not settle for anything less than the Jake Andrews of the world. Because they exist, and not just in fairytales.
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Jay McLean (More Than This (More Than, #1))
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Silence isn't golden and it surely doesn't mean consent, so start practicing the art of communication.
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T.D. Jakes (Let it Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven)
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Blame unto others only as you would first blame yourself.
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T.D. Jakes
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They were close to the end of the beginning . . .
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Stephen King (The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1))
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When he told me he no longer loved me, I fell to my knees.
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Sarah Hina (Plum Blossoms in Paris (Jake Helman Files Series))
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You'll lose it, if you talk about it
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Ernest Hemingway (The Sun Also Rises)
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Sick, twisted Abby was in love with the sick, twisted, beautiful Jake.
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T.M. Frazier (The Dark Light of Day (The Dark Light of Day, #1))
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Are you going to kiss me?" I blabbered stupidly. "I'm working up the nerve," he said softly.
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Liz Reinhardt (Double Clutch (Brenna Blixen, #1))
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Babe.” β€œBabe?” β€œBabe.” β€œIs that your response?” I asked. β€œNo, my response is, babe, shut up and sleep but I already said that so I condensed it to just babe β€˜cause that’s easier to say and might not piss you off.” β€œI can’t read all that in babe, Jake.” β€œYou’ll learn to read my babes.
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Kristen Ashley (The Will (Magdalene, #1))
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Jake went in, aware that he had, for the first time in three weeks, opened a door without hoping madly to find another world on the other side. A bell jingled overhead. The mild, spicy smell of old books hit him, and the smell was somehow like coming home.
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Stephen King (The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower, #3))
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Jake wasn't about to be seduced like some schoolgirl. Not by a man who went by the unlikely name of Tornado, not by anyone. He stood as firmly as he could in the mud and tore his mouth from the kiss, staring into too dark eyes. As his hands made their way into Tor's wet jeans he said, "This doesn't mean I like you, you know.
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Chris Owen (Bareback (Bareback, #1))
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Sketchy black van? Weird stalking of my house? What are you going to do next, offer me some candy?
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Hannah Harrington (Saving June)
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The angel came, the angel saw, the angel fell.
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Alexandra Adornetto (Halo (Halo, #1))
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Dude, suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.
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Jake the Dog
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Let It Go!!
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T.D. Jakes
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You were the first in every way that counted.
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Josh Lanyon (The Dark Tide (The Adrien English Mysteries, #5))
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I'm Prophet." "Seriously?" "Why? What's your name--Jesus?
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S.E. Jakes (Catch a Ghost (Hell or High Water, #1))
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I gaze out at the glittering sea, the breathtaking sky above it, and think of birds and the moment before the fall, and how my sister as a child had been strong enough for the both of us, and I wonder when exactly that changed. I don't know when, but it did. Jake was right - I'm strong in a way June never was. Because I know that I want to be here. Even with the pain. Even with the ugliness. I've seen the other side - marching side by side down city streets with people who all believe they can change the world and the view of the sunset from Fridgehenge and Tom Waits lyrics and doing the waltz and kisses so hot they melt into each other and best friends who hold your hand and stretching out underneath a sky draped with stars and everything else. There is so much beauty in just existing. In being alive. I don't want to miss a second.
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Hannah Harrington (Saving June)
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Once again there was the desert, and that only.
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Stephen King (The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1))
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Jake once said on stage that Jonny was the mighty in their storm, and now I see that Jake is my mighty storm. He’s broken and complex, and no one knows him like I do, or ever will. He needs me. He’s my storm to calm. And I’m going to spend the rest of my life doing just that.
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Samantha Towle (The Mighty Storm (The Storm, #1))
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Unforgiveness denies the victim the possibility of parole and leaves them stuck in the prison of what was, incarcerating them in their trauma and relinquishing the chance to escape beyond the pain.
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T.D. Jakes
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You cannot be a Big person with a Small heart
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T.D. Jakes
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As teenagers, Marcus had been the muscle and Jake the brains. Marcus had beat up the kids who'd made fun of skinny Jake; Jake had convinced teachers not to punish him. Since then, Marcus had grown a brain (kind of) and Jake had developed muscles. But habits die hard.
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Gena Showalter (Catch a Mate)
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He sat in disbelief as the Mission Possible continued its rocking motion farther out to nowhere. He could hear the metronomic slap, slap, slap of water against the boat’s hull. He checked his watch, turned his Yankees cap around, and started the engines. Taking one last look around, he turned the bow of the Bertram back toward shore. Ready or not, it was time for Jake Reid to go home.
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Chad Boudreaux (Scavenger Hunt)
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The girl who, twenty-four years ago to the day, stepped into my life with her big brown eyes, her hair in pigtails, sucking on a lollipop as she stared across at me through the garden fence and said, β€œI’m Trudy, you want a lollipop?” I let out a laugh as tears fill my eyes, realizing today’s date is August 31. The day Jake and I met.
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Samantha Towle (Wethering the Storm (The Storm, #2))
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She adjusted her body weight and caught his eyes, her gaze shiny and with a tinge of sadness. β€œMy grandmother told me once that the world is filled with ghosts. The longer we live the more ghosts will haunt us.” She paused glancing at her palms. β€œBut they’re here to remind us we are alive. That our hearts beat, blood runs through our veins, we breath air into our lungs.
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Simon W. Clark (The Russian Ink (Jake Armitage Thriller Book #1))
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To those of us who often procrastinate on the decision we feel intimidated by lack of education or any area of weakness. I relieve you with this statement: It is not how much you know that arms you with the tools of great decision making, but rather how much you ask. Ask questions.
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T.D. Jakes (Making Great Decisions Reflections)
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Evie to Jake β€œOh my God,” she breathes β€œYour boy part is like the Incredible Hulk.” Jake raises an eyebrow and asks β€œBoy part?” Evie nods and asks β€œIs he angry?” Jake answers β€œNot yet. But if you keep referring to him as a β€˜boy part,’ he could get there. He’s all man. You don’t want to see him get angry.” Evie responds β€œOh, I definitely want to see him get angry.
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Mia Sheridan (Leo)
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You're it for me. I want to be with you forever. I want you to be mine.
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Samantha Towle (The Mighty Storm (The Storm, #1))
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You planted a bug on me?” β€œYes.” β€œAnd you don’t think that was wrong?” β€œI don’t care.” Prophet blinked. β€œFuck. That’s something I’d say.
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S.E. Jakes (Catch a Ghost (Hell or High Water, #1))
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...We’re working with paint today and I pick the easel next to Jake’s. It thrills him. β€œWhat do you want?” β€œI want to apologize if you’re offended by the way I am,” I tell him. β€œBut that’s the way I am with everyone. I was just trying to make you feel welcome.” β€œThat’s the crappiest apology I’ve ever heard.” β€œWell, that’s because I’m not really sorry.” He rolls his eyes. β€œRight.
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Courtney Summers (Cracked Up to Be)
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Way I figure it, if I'm forced to have a partner, might as well have one with benefits. If you're annoying me, fucking you will be more satisfying than punching you." Prophet grinned, then added slyly, "And I could punch you afterwards.
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S.E. Jakes (Catch a Ghost (Hell or High Water, #1))
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The art of avoiding extremes is an art that is drawn on the canvas of maturity and painted with the abstract strokes of many experiences.
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T.D. Jakes (The Lady, Her Lover, and Her Lord)
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Hey, Ambs, you have a good day?" Jake asked as i got in the car. "actually yeah i did, right up until the very end when some slut hit on me," i answered with a shrug. Jake immediately slapped Liam around the back of the head. "Ouch, shith, what was that for?" Liam asked, rubbing his head. "for hitting on my little sister." Jake shrugged. "How did you know it was me?
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Kirsty Moseley (The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window (The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window, #1))
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As we forge deeper into this issue of forgiveness, we must be prepared to open up and discuss things that bother us before they escalate to a crisis level. We must examine our struggles with forgiveness in which there are not overt offenses or blatant betrayals. I'm convinced that seeds of resentment take root in the silent frustrations that never get discussed. Other people cannot read our minds--or our palms!--and that is why we have tongues to speak.
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T.D. Jakes
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my love for June and Jake is an anchor, bound with unbreakable chains. Weighing me down, but at the same time... keeping me grounded. Keeping me here. Tying me to the world. It hurts, but it's supposed to, because that's what it means to be alive. And that's comforting, actually. The realization that I'm not some robot devoid of emotions. That I still have the ability to feel things this brutally, this immediate and sharp.
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Hannah Harrington (Saving June)
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Jake scratches his forehead. β€œYeah, I know people generally have sex while pregnant, but it’s just that I, um… well, I have…” He thrusts his hands through his hair, and i can’t help but smile at his struggling, wondering where on earth he’s going with this. β€œLook, I have a huge penis,” he states, looking Dr. Glamazon dead in the eye. I burst out laughing immediately clamping my hand over my mouth.
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Samantha Towle (Wethering the Storm (The Storm, #2))
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The only thing worse than opera is someone who hums along with opera.
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Josh Lanyon (A Dangerous Thing (The Adrien English Mysteries, #2))
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What woman would not appreciate a God who becomes her attorney, assumes her case, requires no fee, and wins her the victory?
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T.D. Jakes (The Lady, Her Lover, and Her Lord)
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Take the dead from the dead, the old proverb said; only a corpse may speak true prophecy.
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Stephen King (The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, #1))
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My mother would take the Band-Aid off, clean the wound, and say, β€œThings that are covered don’t heal well.” Mother was right. Things that are covered do not heal well.
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T.D. Jakes (Healing the Wounds of the Past)
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An overhead light blinked and extinguished. Armitage drew the pistol with his right hand. He swung and aimed, checking there were no innocent people obstructing the way. None. Fired a single shot. It sailed over a plant and table setting. The round hit an inch from the watcher's heart. On impact the brown-haired assailant tipped. Jake ducked. A table toppled. The watcher groaned as the force of the momentum pushed him toward the floor-to-ceiling glass wall. A second table collapsed, plates thrown asunder. Jake stepped forward, arm stretched and gun straight. A waitress hugged herself, crying. Two more male patrons hit the floor and crawled between chairs.
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Simon W. Clark (The Russian Ink (Jake Armitage Thriller Book #1))
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Dalek Sec: The Doctor will open the Ark! The Doctor: Ha ha, the Doctor will not. Dalek Sec: You have no way of resisting! The Doctor: Mm, you got me there. [withdrawing the sonic screwdriver] Although, there is always this. Dalek Sec: A sonic probe? The Doctor: [with jocular bravado] That's screwdriver. Dalek Sec: It is harmless. The Doctor: Ohh, yes. Harmless is just the word: that's why I like it! Doesn't kill, doesn't wound, doesn't maim. But I'll tell you what it does do: It is very good at opening doors. [He pushes the switch and the doors explode inwards; Jake's squad and some Cybermen run in and open fire.]
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Russell T. Davies
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Jake’s shirt and jeans gave off a business vibe with the hint of a wide range of corporate occupations from sales to IT. Only politicians and real estate agents wore a suit and tie these days. Dressed to push an agenda. A man wearing a two-piece suit and tie would be remembered and many people became guarded, sus of the wearer’s intention. Guarded meant memorable. Blend into the environment; do not stick out.
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Simon W. Clark (Dead Mercenary's Trail (Jake Armitage Thriller Book #2))
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Once I fucked you, it would be all over for me. I had to have a guarantee I could get you back. Christ, Blue, the first time I saw you, I wanted to throw you over the couch and fuck you." Blue flushed but smiled a little. "So why didn't you?" "Common decency." "Highly overrated.
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S.E. Jakes (Free Falling)
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I have always had a special affinity for libraries and librarians, for the most obvious reasons. I love books. (One of my first Jobs was shelving books at a branch of the Chicago Public Library.) Libraries are a pillar of any society. I believe our lack of attention to funding and caring for them properly in the United States has a direct bearing on problems of literacy, productivity, and our inability to compete in today's world. Libraries are everyman's free university.
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John Jakes (Homeland (Crown Family Saga, #1))
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Time flies, knells call, life passes, so hear my prayer. Birth is nothing but death begun, so hear my prayer. Death is speechless, so hear my speech. This is Jake, who served his ka and his tet. Say true. May the forgiving glance of S’mana heal his heart. Say please. May the arms of Gan raise him from the darkness of this earth. Say please. Surround him, Gan , with light. Fill him, Chloe, with strength. If he is thirsty, give him water in the clearing. If he is hungry, give him food in the clearing. May his life on this earth and the pain of his passing become as a dream to his waking soul, and let his eyes fall upon every lovely sight; let him find the friends that were lost to him, and let every one whose name he calls call his in return. This is Jake, who lived well, loved his own, and died as ka would have it. Each man owes a death. This is Jake. Give him peace.
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Stephen King (The Dark Tower (The Dark Tower, #7))
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The chef turned back to the housekeeper. β€œWhy is there doubt about the relations between Monsieur and Madame Rutledge?” The sheets,” she said succinctly. Jake nearly choked on his pastry. β€œYou have the housemaids spying on them?” he asked around a mouthful of custard and cream. Not at all,” the housekeeper said defensively. β€œIt’s only that we have vigilant maids who tell me everything. And even if they didn’t, one hardly needs great powers of observation to see that they do not behave like a married couple.” The chef looked deeply concerned. β€œYou think there’s a problem with his carrot?” Watercress, carrotβ€”is everything food to you?” Jake demanded. The chef shrugged. β€œOui.” Well,” Jake said testily, β€œthere is a string of Rutledge’s past mistresses who would undoubtedly testify there is nothing wrong with his carrot.” Alors, he is a virile man . . . she is a beautiful woman . . . why are they not making salad together?
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Lisa Kleypas (Tempt Me at Twilight (The Hathaways, #3))
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When God has a plan for your life, I don’t care how much you murmur and complain and kick and fuss and scream and yell. When you know that God has a plan for your life, He got you tied up… I serve a God who will tie you up when you’re acting crazy, tie you up, while you’re trying to do your own thing, tie you up while your temper is raging, tie you up, when your ambition is out of control. Sometimes, God will tie you up til the time is right. Nothing will work, your money won’t work, your career won’t work, the boyfriend will leave, the house will sell, cause when God has you tied up, He’s not gonna let you get away. He’ll say, Be still and see the salvation of the Lord.
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T.D. Jakes
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Can I..." He stopped and his jaw flexed. "Can I kiss you?" I didn't answer, and he didn't wait for me to. His hands caught me gently behind the neck and he pressed his mouth to mine, softly but firmly. Then he moved one arm around my waist and pulled me closer to him.
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Liz Reinhardt (Double Clutch (Brenna Blixen, #1))
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The Audi tires squealed as the vehicle tracked the same path. Jake hammered down the avenue, hunting for a getaway. Traffic thickened at the juncture ahead. A green light flickered into amber. He ramped up over the limit, punching over the white lines on a red signal. Tires screeched and a horn beeped. The needle sat on one hundred kilometers per hour. He fishtailed at a laneway. The GPS showed a right angle, car slid into a slot in an overhang. Jake got out and crept toward the opening, hugged the brick wall. He pulled the SIG and flicked off the safety. The Audi braked at the mouth. Door slammed. A shadow fell over the concrete. The swish of clothing indicated a possible weapon draw.
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Simon W. Clark
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The new country lay open before me: there were no fences in those days, and I could choose my own way over the grass uplands, trusting the pony to get me home again. Sometimes I followed the sunflower-bordered roads. Fuchs told me that the sunflowers were introduced into that country by the Mormons; that at the time of the persecution when they left Missouri and struck out into the wilderness to find a place where they could worship God in their own way, the members of the first exploring party, crossing the plains to Utah, scattered sunflower seeds as they went. The next summer, when the long trains of wagons came through with all the women and children, they had a sunflower trail to follow. I believe that botanists do not confirm Jake's story but, insist that the sunflower was native to those plains. Nevertheless, that legend has stuck in my mind, and sunflower-bordered roads always seem to me the roads to freedom.
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Willa Cather (My Ántonia)
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Mr. Buckley, let me explain it this way. And I'll do so very carefully and slowly so that even you will understand it. If I was the sheriff, I would not have arrested him. If I was on the grand jury, I would not have indicted him. If I was the judge, I would not try him. If I was the D.A., I would not prosecute him. If I was on the trial jury, I would vote to give him a key to the city, a plaque to hang on his wall, and I would send him home to his family. And, Mr. Buckley, if my daughter is ever raped, I hope I have the guts to do what he did.
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John Grisham (A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance, #1))
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I may be, tied up, but at least, I am HIS. I may be hurting, But I am HIS, I may be reluctant, but I am HIS, I may be lonely, but I am HIS, I may be frustrated, but I am HIS, That’s why I am praising Him, because I’m glad He tied me up. He stopped me from doing the things I would have done, that would’ve messed up myself. When I look at how my friends got loosed, I thank Him for tying me up. When I look at how the neighborhood boys are locked up in jail, I thank Him for tying me up. I am not happy about it then, but I’m glad about it now. When I think about the person I almost married, When I think about the job I almost got, When I think about the people who wouldn’t let me join their clique, When I think about the people who stops talking to me, I thank Him for tying me up. I thank Him for the rope that got me tied up.
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T.D. Jakes
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With murder, the victim is gone, and not forced to deal with what happened to her. The family must deal with it, but not the victim. But rape is much worse. The victim has a lifetime of coping, trying to understand, of asking questions, and the worst part, of knowing the rapist is still alive and may someday escape or be released. Every hour of every day, the victim thinks of the rape and asks herself a thousand questions. She relives it, step by step, minute by minute, and it hurts just as bad. Perhaps the most horrible crime of all is the violent rape of a child. A woman who is raped has a pretty good idea why it happened. Some animal was filled with hatred, anger and violence. But a child? A ten-year-old child? Suppose you're a parent. Imagine yourself trying to explain to your child why she was raped. Imagine yourself trying to explain why she cannot bear children.
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John Grisham (A Time to Kill (Jake Brigance, #1))