Manning Johnson Quotes

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He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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Samuel Johnson
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Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
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Samuel Johnson (The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 3)
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I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.
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Samuel Johnson (Johnsonian Miscellanies - Vol II)
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Don't pretend to be what you're not, instead, pretend to what you want to be, it is not pretence, it is a journey to self realization.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading, in order to write: a man will turn over half a library to make one book.
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Samuel Johnson (The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 2)
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When you choose a man who thinks eight seconds is a long time, perhaps you need two of them. Hmm?
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Cat Johnson
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If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you.
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Lyndon B. Johnson
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Some men can love forever, some for six years, some for six months, and others for six hours.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Of the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content. No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of the spring: no man can, at the same time, fill his cup from the source and from the mouth of the Nile.
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Samuel Johnson (The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia)
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This is one of the disadvantages of wine, it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.
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Samuel Johnson (The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 2)
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[T]he vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.
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Lyndon B. Johnson
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A man ought to read just as inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
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Samuel Johnson (The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol 2)
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A man without a vote is a man without protection.
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Lyndon B. Johnson
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A true woman of virtue is one who will socialize with every man on earth, and doesn't share her body with any of them.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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As Samuel Johnson purportedly wrote, β€œThe true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
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Adam M. Grant (Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success)
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Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.
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Samuel Johnson (The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 3)
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Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.
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Samuel Johnson (The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 3)
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A man who uses a great many words to express his meaning is like a bad marksman who, instead of aiming a single stone at an object, takes up a handful and throws at it in hopes he may hit.
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Samuel Johnson
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It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time.
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James Boswell (The Life of Samuel Johnson)
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God Himself, sir, does not propose to judge a man until his life is over. Why should you and I?
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Samuel Johnson
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A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
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Samuel Johnson (The Life of Johnson, Vol 4)
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If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
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Samuel Johnson
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Do you ever sing in the car?" "Generally not. But I am driving a police car." "I think people would like a singing policeman. Makes life seem more like a musical. Like Foot-tastic." "You can talk for a long time about nothing." "I certainly can, you charming man!
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Maureen Johnson (The Madness Underneath (Shades of London, #2))
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We're going to die," Keith said, the moment he was gone. "This man is a serial killer. We're going to die, and he's going to bury us in his garden and build a shed on us.
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Maureen Johnson (The Last Little Blue Envelope (Little Blue Envelope, #2))
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My dear friend, clear your mind of cant [excessive thought]. You may talk as other people do: you may say to a man, "Sir, I am your most humble servant." You are not his most humble servant. You may say, "These are bad times; it is a melancholy thing to be reserved to such times." You don't mind the times ... You may talk in this manner; it is a mode of talking in Society; but don't think foolishly.
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Samuel Johnson (The Life of Johnson, Vol 4)
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There's so much goop inside of us, man," he said, "and it all just wants to get out.
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Denis Johnson (Jesus' Son)
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Real men don't dance to other people's tune, instead, they play for others to dance.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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I had done all that I could, and no Man is well pleased to have his all neglected, be it ever so little.
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Samuel Johnson
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When you build a fence around yourself, you'll wonder why people are afraid to approach you, because the pride in the fence is the cause of your blindness.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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As I know more of mankind I expect less of them, and am ready now to call a man a good man upon easier terms than I was formerly.
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Samuel Johnson
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It’s no disgrace to be black, but it’s often very inconvenient.
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James Weldon Johnson (The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man)
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The happiest part of a man's life is what he passes lying awake in bed in the morning.
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Samuel Johnson
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Reading list (1972 edition)[edit] 1. Homer – Iliad, Odyssey 2. The Old Testament 3. Aeschylus – Tragedies 4. Sophocles – Tragedies 5. Herodotus – Histories 6. Euripides – Tragedies 7. Thucydides – History of the Peloponnesian War 8. Hippocrates – Medical Writings 9. Aristophanes – Comedies 10. Plato – Dialogues 11. Aristotle – Works 12. Epicurus – Letter to Herodotus; Letter to Menoecus 13. Euclid – Elements 14. Archimedes – Works 15. Apollonius of Perga – Conic Sections 16. Cicero – Works 17. Lucretius – On the Nature of Things 18. Virgil – Works 19. Horace – Works 20. Livy – History of Rome 21. Ovid – Works 22. Plutarch – Parallel Lives; Moralia 23. Tacitus – Histories; Annals; Agricola Germania 24. Nicomachus of Gerasa – Introduction to Arithmetic 25. Epictetus – Discourses; Encheiridion 26. Ptolemy – Almagest 27. Lucian – Works 28. Marcus Aurelius – Meditations 29. Galen – On the Natural Faculties 30. The New Testament 31. Plotinus – The Enneads 32. St. Augustine – On the Teacher; Confessions; City of God; On Christian Doctrine 33. The Song of Roland 34. The Nibelungenlied 35. The Saga of Burnt NjΓ‘l 36. St. Thomas Aquinas – Summa Theologica 37. Dante Alighieri – The Divine Comedy;The New Life; On Monarchy 38. Geoffrey Chaucer – Troilus and Criseyde; The Canterbury Tales 39. Leonardo da Vinci – Notebooks 40. NiccolΓ² Machiavelli – The Prince; Discourses on the First Ten Books of Livy 41. Desiderius Erasmus – The Praise of Folly 42. Nicolaus Copernicus – On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres 43. Thomas More – Utopia 44. Martin Luther – Table Talk; Three Treatises 45. FranΓ§ois Rabelais – Gargantua and Pantagruel 46. John Calvin – Institutes of the Christian Religion 47. Michel de Montaigne – Essays 48. William Gilbert – On the Loadstone and Magnetic Bodies 49. Miguel de Cervantes – Don Quixote 50. Edmund Spenser – Prothalamion; The Faerie Queene 51. Francis Bacon – Essays; Advancement of Learning; Novum Organum, New Atlantis 52. William Shakespeare – Poetry and Plays 53. Galileo Galilei – Starry Messenger; Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences 54. Johannes Kepler – Epitome of Copernican Astronomy; Concerning the Harmonies of the World 55. William Harvey – On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals; On the Circulation of the Blood; On the Generation of Animals 56. Thomas Hobbes – Leviathan 57. RenΓ© Descartes – Rules for the Direction of the Mind; Discourse on the Method; Geometry; Meditations on First Philosophy 58. John Milton – Works 59. MoliΓ¨re – Comedies 60. Blaise Pascal – The Provincial Letters; Pensees; Scientific Treatises 61. Christiaan Huygens – Treatise on Light 62. Benedict de Spinoza – Ethics 63. John Locke – Letter Concerning Toleration; Of Civil Government; Essay Concerning Human Understanding;Thoughts Concerning Education 64. Jean Baptiste Racine – Tragedies 65. Isaac Newton – Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy; Optics 66. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz – Discourse on Metaphysics; New Essays Concerning Human Understanding;Monadology 67. Daniel Defoe – Robinson Crusoe 68. Jonathan Swift – A Tale of a Tub; Journal to Stella; Gulliver's Travels; A Modest Proposal 69. William Congreve – The Way of the World 70. George Berkeley – Principles of Human Knowledge 71. Alexander Pope – Essay on Criticism; Rape of the Lock; Essay on Man 72. Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu – Persian Letters; Spirit of Laws 73. Voltaire – Letters on the English; Candide; Philosophical Dictionary 74. Henry Fielding – Joseph Andrews; Tom Jones 75. Samuel Johnson – The Vanity of Human Wishes; Dictionary; Rasselas; The Lives of the Poets
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Mortimer J. Adler (How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading)
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Where we are from... [s]tories are factual. If a farmer is declared a music virtuoso by the state, everyone had better start calling him maestro. And secretly, he'd be wise to start practicing the piano. For us, the story is more important than the person. If a man and his story are in conflict, it is the man who must change.
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Adam Johnson (The Orphan Master's Son)
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A wise man can say a foolish thing at any time, anywhere, and to anybody.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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A wealthy and wise man doesn't shake hands with people, he gives an helping hand.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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When you start listening to side talks, you begin to behave like a child, and you must kill the child to sustain the man, the man is always overlooking and philosophical.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Most men get their deepest conviction of self-worth from a woman, wife, mother, or if they are highly conscious, from their own anima. The woman sees and shows the man his value by lighting the lamp.
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Robert A. Johnson (She: Understanding Feminine Psychology)
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A man's daughter is his heart. Just with feet, walking out in the world.
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Mat Johnson (Loving Day)
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Nothing appeals to intellectuals more than the feeling that they represent 'the people'. Nothing, as a rule, is further from the truth
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Paul Johnson
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Sherlock said, β€œI consider that a man’s brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose.
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Maureen Johnson (Truly Devious (Truly Devious, #1))
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All right, I've been thinking, when life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade! Make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your damn lemons! What am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life's manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I'm the man whose gonna burn your house down - with the lemons!
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Portal 2
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The difference between men and women is this--if you catch a woman butt-naked, she tries to cover the private parts with her hands. A man will sit there just like you found him even if he doesn't have much to be proud of.
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Deb Baker (Murder Passes the Buck (Gertie Johnson, #1))
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Being heartbroken doesn’t mean you stop feeling. Just the opposite β€” it means you feel it all more. With your heart in fragments, every sensation is sharper, every emotion more acute. Your feelings are enhanced, like a blind man with an impeccable sense of smell, or a deaf woman whose eyes can perceive things a normal person would never recognize. The brokenhearted are the best empaths of all.
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Julie Johnson (Erasing Faith)
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A writer, like a sheriff, is the embodiment of a group of people and without their support both are in a tight spot.
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Craig Johnson (Another Man's Moccasins (Walt Longmire, #4))
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A poor man knows the true value of money and will not dare waste it, but a rich man is extravagant and always looking for an opportunity to empty his pockets.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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True love is jealousy in disguise: A man cannot restrict his lover from going to the club because he hates her, he actually hates the men who would come around and touch her.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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A man's love for a woman is not defined by his availability in bed, but by every ingredient he adds to improve the taste of the relationship.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea.
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Samuel Johnson
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It is strange how in some things honest people can be dishonest without the slightest compunction.
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James Weldon Johnson (The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man)
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A person who is another man's slave is better than one who is a slave to lust.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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I do not care to speak ill of a man behind his back, but I believe he is an attorney.
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Samuel Johnson
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At first the music almost repelled me, it was so intense, and this man made no attempt to sugarcoat what he was trying to say, or play. It was hard-core, more than anything I had ever heard. After a few listenings I realized that, on some level, I had found the master, and that following this man's example would be my life's work.
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Eric Clapton
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What every man should desire is an ugly woman with a beautiful heart, not a beautiful woman with an ugly heart.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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What are you?" I asked. "I'm the Ghost of the Night Before Exams." "And how long did it take you to come up with that?" Jazza asked. "I'm a busy man," he replied.
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Maureen Johnson (The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1))
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Great ideas emerges from useless fragments of thoughts.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Poor whites are still taught to hateβ€”but not to hate those who are keeping them in line. Lyndon Johnson knew this when he quipped, β€œIf you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.” We
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Nancy Isenberg (White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America)
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Now the colonel seemed to grieve for his President again, because he said, β€œThis world spits out a beautiful man like he was poison.
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Denis Johnson (Tree of Smoke)
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Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it.
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Samuel Johnson
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Protect your good image from the eyes of negative viewers, who may look at your good appearance with an ugly fiendish eye, and ruin your positive qualities with their chemical infested tongues. If the words from the mouth of an abusive man makes you angry, quit the whole arena and you'll discover he had got his mouth shut.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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All right. Normal rules apply." "Right." The man walked off, leaving us. "What are the normal rules?" I asked. "He walks away and has a tea break and doesn't ask any questions.
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Maureen Johnson (The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1))
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I sent my words out onto the wind to paths unseen and parts unknown in hopes people will enjoy this book of poetic words I've sown
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Charles Johnson (Love Poems and More From the Heart and Soul of Man)
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Every race and every nation should be judged by the best it has been able to produce, not by the worst.
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James Weldon Johnson (The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (Illustrated))
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Living up the Moyea with plenty of small chores to distract him, he forgot he was a sad man. When the hymns began, he remembered.
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Denis Johnson (Train Dreams)
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Instead of condemning people, let’s try to understand them. Let’s try to figure out why they do what they do. That’s a lot more profitable and intriguing than criticism; and it breeds sympathy, tolerance and kindness. β€œTo know all is to forgive all.” As Dr. Johnson said: β€œGod himself, sir, does not propose to judge man until the end of his days.” Why should you and I?
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Dale Carnegie (How to Win Friends & Influence People)
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In the life of everyone there is a limited number of experiences which are not written upon the memory, but stamped there with a die; and in the long years after, they can be called up in detail, and every emotion that was stirred by them can be lived through anew; these are the tragedies of life.
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James Weldon Johnson (The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man)
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[C]ourage is reckoned the greatest of all virtues; because, unless a man has that virtue, he has no security for preserving any other.
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Samuel Johnson (The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 2)
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Every man is rich or poor according to the proportion between his desires and his enjoyments.
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Samuel Johnson
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Nothing flatters a man as much as the happiness of his wife; he is always proud of himself as the source of it.
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Samuel Johnson
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In a man’s letters his soul lies naked.
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Samuel Johnson
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A trail twists through the stone cliffs toward Arques. At its end lies a broken man, his soul lifting away from his body, fluttering on a butterfly’s wing, as fragile as a dream.
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Julie Christine Johnson (In Another Life)
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No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money.
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Samuel Johnson (The Life of Samuel Johnson)
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This wasn't the sea of the inexorable horizon and smashing waves, not the sea of distance and violence, but the sea of the etenally leveling patience and wetness of water. Whether it comes to you in a storm or in a cup, it owns you--we are more water than dust. It is our origin and our destination.
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Denis Johnson (Resuscitation of a Hanged Man)
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How are you coming with your home library? Do you need some good ammunition on why it's so important to read? The last time I checked the statistics...I think they indicated that only four percent of the adults in this country have bought a book within the past year. That's dangerous. It's extremely important that we keep ourselves in the top five or six percent. In one of the Monthly Letters from the Royal Bank of Canada it was pointed out that reading good books is not something to be indulged in as a luxury. It is a necessity for anyone who intends to give his life and work a touch of quality. The most real wealth is not what we put into our piggy banks but what we develop in our heads. Books instruct us without anger, threats and harsh discipline. They do not sneer at our ignorance or grumble at our mistakes. They ask only that we spend some time in the company of greatness so that we may absorb some of its attributes. You do not read a book for the book's sake, but for your own. You may read because in your high-pressure life, studded with problems and emergencies, you need periods of relief and yet recognize that peace of mind does not mean numbness of mind. You may read because you never had an opportunity to go to college, and books give you a chance to get something you missed. You may read because your job is routine, and books give you a feeling of depth in life. You may read because you did go to college. You may read because you see social, economic and philosophical problems which need solution, and you believe that the best thinking of all past ages may be useful in your age, too. You may read because you are tired of the shallowness of contemporary life, bored by the current conversational commonplaces, and wearied of shop talk and gossip about people. Whatever your dominant personal reason, you will find that reading gives knowledge, creative power, satisfaction and relaxation. It cultivates your mind by calling its faculties into exercise. Books are a source of pleasure - the purest and the most lasting. They enhance your sensation of the interestingness of life. Reading them is not a violent pleasure like the gross enjoyment of an uncultivated mind, but a subtle delight. Reading dispels prejudices which hem our minds within narrow spaces. One of the things that will surprise you as you read good books from all over the world and from all times of man is that human nature is much the same today as it has been ever since writing began to tell us about it. Some people act as if it were demeaning to their manhood to wish to be well-read but you can no more be a healthy person mentally without reading substantial books than you can be a vigorous person physically without eating solid food. Books should be chosen, not for their freedom from evil, but for their possession of good. Dr. Johnson said: "Whilst you stand deliberating which book your son shall read first, another boy has read both.
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Earl Nightingale
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Wine makes a man better pleased with himself. I do not say that it makes him more pleasing to others... This is one of the disadvantages of wine, it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.
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Samuel Johnson
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New York City is the most fatally fascinating thing in America. She sits like a great witch at the gate of the country, showing her alluring white face and hiding her crooked hands and feet under the folds of her wide garments--constantly enticing thousands from far within, and tempting those who come from across the seas to go no farther. And all these become the victims of her caprice. Some she at once crushes beneath her cruel feet; others she condemns to a fate like that of galley slaves; a few she favors and fondles, riding them high on the bubbles of fortune; then with a sudden breath she blows the bubbles out and laughs mockingly as she watches them fall.
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James Weldon Johnson (The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man)
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Did they know that Arthur Conan Doyle went on to investigate mysteries in his real life and absolved a man for a crime for which he has been convicted? Did they know how Agatha Christie brilliantly staged her own disappearance in order to exact an elegant revenge on a cheating husband? They probably did not. And no one was going to discount Stevie Bell, who had gotten into this school on the wings of her interest in the Ellingham case, and who had been a bystander at a death that was now looking more and more suspicious.
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Maureen Johnson (Truly Devious (Truly Devious, #1))
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I believe it to be a fact that the colored people of this country know and understand the white people better than the white people know and understand them.
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James Weldon Johnson (The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man)
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Jay Levy saw ten women," the doctor later recalled, "And he thought they were all hysterical. Then he saw a man, whose complaints he took seriously.
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Hillary Johnson (Osler's Web: Inside the Labyrinth of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic)
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Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant I'm halfway through my fish burger and I realize Oh man....I could be eating a slow learner.
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Lyndon B. Johnson
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He was so entranced, he was so charmed, so captivated-rolled out flat, dreamed into, shone upon-that when she said his name, English started to live.
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Denis Johnson (Resuscitation of a Hanged Man)
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Who said it? – probably Confucius – β€œI can’t beat a sculpture from a stone with a sledgehammer; I can’t free the soul of man by violence.” Peace was here, peace was now. Peace promised in any other time or place was a lie.
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Denis Johnson (Tree of Smoke)
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We live in the post-trash, man. It'll be a real short eon. Down in the ectoplasmic circuitry where humanity's leaders are all linked up unconsciously with each other and with the masses, man, there's been this unanimous worldwide decision to trash the planet and get on to a new one.
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Denis Johnson (Tree of Smoke)
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A Johnson honours his obligations. His word is good and he is a good man to do business with. A Johnson minds his own business. He is not a snoopy self-righteous trouble-making person. A Johnson will give help when neeeded.
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William S. Burroughs
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He [Augustine] admitted: 'I am the sort of man who writes because he has made progress, and who makes progress by writing.'
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Paul Johnson (A History of Christianity)
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There is no problem the mind of man can set that the mind of man cannot solve.
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Samuel Johnson
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Working hard is a fool's anthem, getting others to work for you is the motto for every successful man.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Don't degrade your soul to the extent of believing in curses. No man can curse you except your maker.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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When you start to fall, don't try to talk yourself out of it. The right man will be there at the bottom, to catch you.
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Julie Johnson (Not You It's Me (Boston Love, #1))
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The destiny of a man is determined by his daily action, God won't allow you go anywhere, if you don't make an attempt to move.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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...and he starts playing. Cora shouts, "DO ME, PIANO MAN!" And then a teacher swoops down and kicks us out.
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Hannah Johnson (Know Not Why (Know Not Why, #1))
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Keeping up with him would require running, and there is no dignity in running after any man for any reason, injured or not.
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Suzanne Johnson (Elysian Fields (Sentinels of New Orleans, #3))
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Man cannot be content in his riches even if he has the whole world, there must be a frivolous extra desire.
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Michael Bassey Johnson (The Power of Creative Thoughts)
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A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
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Samuel Johnson
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Language reveals the man. Speak that I may see thee.
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Ben Johnson
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A man with wisdom will always have a solution no matter how big his challenges may be. Wisdom makes you a problem solver.
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Patience Johnson (Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder)
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I try to channel the confidence of a mediocre white man in a boardroom: untouchable.
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Leah Johnson (You Should See Me in a Crown)
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Ignorance, when voluntary, is criminal, and a man may be properly charged with that evil which he neglected or refused to learn how to prevent.
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Samuel Johnson (The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia)
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Modern western man has some basic misconceptions about the nature of happiness. The origin of the word is instructive: happiness stems from the root verb to happen, which implies that our happiness is what happens.
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Robert A. Johnson (He: Understanding Masculine Psychology)
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Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
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Samuel Johnson
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Grainier still went to services some rare times, when a trip to town coincided. People spoke nicely to him there, people recognized him from the days when he'd attended almost regularly with Gladys, but he generally regretted going. He very often wept in church. Living up the Moyea with plenty of small chores to distract him, he forgot he was a sad man. When the hymns began, he remembered.
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Denis Johnson (Train Dreams)
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...but if the Negro is so distinctly inferior, it is a strange thing to me that it takes such tremendous effort on the part of the white man to make him realize it, and to keep him in the same place into which inferior men naturally fall.
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James Weldon Johnson (The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man)
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A man must assume the moral burden of his own boredom.
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Samuel Johnson
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I’m a man of integrity. My heart is locked and I have given you the only key.
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Delano Johnson (Love Quotes)
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Paris practices its sins as lightly as it does its religion, while London practices both very seriously.
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James Weldon Johnson (The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (Illustrated))
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Philip Johnson is a highbrow. A highbrow is a man educated beyond his capacity. His house is a box of glass β€” not shelter. The meaning of the word shelter includes privacy.
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Frank Lloyd Wright
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When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground.
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Craig Johnson (Next to Last Stand (Walt Longmire, #16))
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Howling, are you?” the Indian said. β€œThere it is for you, then. That’s what happens, that’s what they say: There’s not a wolf alive that can’t tame a man.
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Denis Johnson (Train Dreams)
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The vacancy in your heart doesn't connotes that nobody is seeking for the job of servicing your feelings, but because the employee must first have all the necessary credentials needed for the job.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Nobody can do life on their own. There ain’t nothing wrong with asking for help. As a matter of fact, a man told me one time that the best gift you can give someone is the opportunity to help you.
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David Johnson (April's Rain)
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Where we are from, he said, stories are factual. If a farmer is declared a music virtuoso by the state, everyone had better start calling him maestro. And secretly, he'd be wise to start practicing the piano. For us, the story is more important than the person. If a man and his story are in conflict, it is the man who must change....But in America, people's stories change all the time. In America, it is the man who matters.
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Adam Johnson (The Orphan Master's Son)
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Sir, there is nothing too little for so little creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great knowledge of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible. 16, July 1763.
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Samuel Johnson
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Don-Keun was a new man. The moment they arrived, he vanished for a second. We heard muffled ecstatic screaming coming from somewhere in the back of the Waffle House kitchen, then he reappeared, his face shining with the kind of radiance usually associated with religious epiphany.
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Maureen Johnson (Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances)
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A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected a man should see.
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Samuel Johnson (Life and Conversations of Dr. Samuel Johnson: (Founded Chiefly Upon Boswell).)
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Gone are the days when women were attracted by a man's hansomeness. Today, we are talking about cash, and your compromise to become a tiger in bed.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Never trust a man who writes more than he reads.
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Samuel Johnson
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God himself, sir, doesn't propose to judge man until the end of his days. (So why should you and I? ~ this latter part is added by Napoleon Hill)
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Samuel Johnson
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An exceptional woman with all the desired qualities exists only in a man's imagination.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Dove tried to take her mind away from his man meat, but it was like her brain was paralyzed by dick osmosis. Johnson’s feet were big, which meant… He has a monster cock.
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Debra Anastasia (Fire Down Below (Gynazule #1))
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Music is a universal art; anybody's music belongs to everybody; you can't limit it to race or country.
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James Weldon Johnson (The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (Illustrated))
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A man who lives with his wife is safer and more venerable than a man who lives with a tramp.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Let’s be honest: in ten years, the man-bun of the 2010s will be equivalent to the rat-tail of the 1980s.
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Julie Johnson (Cross the Line (Boston Love, #2))
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The key thing is to be "Conservative in principle but Liberal in sympathy".
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Boris Johnson (The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History)
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The boy I’d ruined had become the man to save me from my oblivion.
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A.M. Johnson (Possession (Avenues Ink, #1))
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There's no difference between a madman and a professor...it should be clear to you in the way they dress, act and think.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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And then I know I'm being a man, not just some kid who's upset and wants it his way.
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Angela Johnson (The First Part Last (Heaven, #2))
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Don’t question the adjustments in your life. You have to trust what God allows.
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Michael Bassey Johnson (The Infinity Sign)
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inside the angry man a fearful one cowered.
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Paul Johnson (Intellectuals: From Marx and Tolstoy to Sartre and Chomsky)
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The critical scene of the mystery is when the detective enters. The action shifts to Sherlock’s sitting room. The little Belgian man with the waxed moustache appears in the lobby of the grand hotel. The gentle old woman with a bag of knitting comes to visit her niece when the poison pen letters start going around the village. The private detective comes back to the office after a night of drinking and finds the woman with the cigarette and the veiled hat this is when things will change.
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Maureen Johnson (Truly Devious (Truly Devious, #1))
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Or maybe that wasn't the time it snowed. Maybe it was the time we slept in the truck and I rolled over on the bunnies and flattened them. It doesn't matter. What's important for me to remember now is that early the next morning the snow was melted off the windshield and the daylight woke me up. A mist covered everything and, with the sunshine, was beginning to grow sharp and strange. The bunnies weren't a problem yet, or they'd already been a problem and were already forgotten, and there was nothing on my mind. I felt the beauty of the morning. I could understand how a drowning man might suddenly feel a deep thirst being quenched. Or how a slave might become a friend to his master.
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Denis Johnson (Jesus' Son)
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Arthur reaches over to take them. As he does, his thumb brushes my thumb, and it’s so cold, this sudden shock of cold. The flowers get dropped. They make a slight, swishy sound as they hit the floor. β€œShit,” I say, my voice sounding really loud in my ears. And then he kisses me. It’sβ€” I don’t know. I don’t know, I don’t know. It’s my brain turning off, it’s nothing. It’s a feeling. It’s a mouth on mine, and fuck it. Fuck my whole goddamn life, man. Just fuck it. I don’t move away like I should, but neither does he. He puts one of his hands on my face. Then the bells on the front door ring. We break apart and I open my eyes. And there’s Arthur looking back at me.
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Hannah Johnson (Know Not Why (Know Not Why, #1))
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Animus is the soul in woman just as anima is the soul in man. Animus usually personifies himself as a masculine force and appears in women’s dreams as a masculine figure. Women relate to their animus side differently than men relate to anima, but there is one thing that men and women have in common: Romantic love always consists in the projection of the soul-image. When a woman falls in love it is animus that she sees projected onto the mortal man before her. When a man drinks of the love potion, it is anima, his soul, that he sees superimposed on a woman.
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Robert A. Johnson (We: Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love)
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In fact he was no longer persuaded that blood and revolution made useful tools for altering the concepts in a person’s mind. Who said it?β€”probably Confucius—” I can’t beat a sculpture from a stone with a sledgehammer; I can’t free the soul of a man by violence.” Peace was here, peace was now. Peace promised in any other time or place was a lie.
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Denis Johnson (Tree of Smoke)
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76. David Hume – Treatise on Human Nature; Essays Moral and Political; An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding 77. Jean-Jacques Rousseau – On the Origin of Inequality; On the Political Economy; Emile – or, On Education, The Social Contract 78. Laurence Sterne – Tristram Shandy; A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy 79. Adam Smith – The Theory of Moral Sentiments; The Wealth of Nations 80. Immanuel Kant – Critique of Pure Reason; Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals; Critique of Practical Reason; The Science of Right; Critique of Judgment; Perpetual Peace 81. Edward Gibbon – The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; Autobiography 82. James Boswell – Journal; Life of Samuel Johnson, Ll.D. 83. Antoine Laurent Lavoisier – TraitΓ© Γ‰lΓ©mentaire de Chimie (Elements of Chemistry) 84. Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison – Federalist Papers 85. Jeremy Bentham – Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation; Theory of Fictions 86. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – Faust; Poetry and Truth 87. Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier – Analytical Theory of Heat 88. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel – Phenomenology of Spirit; Philosophy of Right; Lectures on the Philosophy of History 89. William Wordsworth – Poems 90. Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Poems; Biographia Literaria 91. Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice; Emma 92. Carl von Clausewitz – On War 93. Stendhal – The Red and the Black; The Charterhouse of Parma; On Love 94. Lord Byron – Don Juan 95. Arthur Schopenhauer – Studies in Pessimism 96. Michael Faraday – Chemical History of a Candle; Experimental Researches in Electricity 97. Charles Lyell – Principles of Geology 98. Auguste Comte – The Positive Philosophy 99. HonorΓ© de Balzac – PΓ¨re Goriot; Eugenie Grandet 100. Ralph Waldo Emerson – Representative Men; Essays; Journal 101. Nathaniel Hawthorne – The Scarlet Letter 102. Alexis de Tocqueville – Democracy in America 103. John Stuart Mill – A System of Logic; On Liberty; Representative Government; Utilitarianism; The Subjection of Women; Autobiography 104. Charles Darwin – The Origin of Species; The Descent of Man; Autobiography 105. Charles Dickens – Pickwick Papers; David Copperfield; Hard Times 106. Claude Bernard – Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine 107. Henry David Thoreau – Civil Disobedience; Walden 108. Karl Marx – Capital; Communist Manifesto 109. George Eliot – Adam Bede; Middlemarch 110. Herman Melville – Moby-Dick; Billy Budd 111. Fyodor Dostoevsky – Crime and Punishment; The Idiot; The Brothers Karamazov 112. Gustave Flaubert – Madame Bovary; Three Stories 113. Henrik Ibsen – Plays 114. Leo Tolstoy – War and Peace; Anna Karenina; What is Art?; Twenty-Three Tales 115. Mark Twain – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; The Mysterious Stranger 116. William James – The Principles of Psychology; The Varieties of Religious Experience; Pragmatism; Essays in Radical Empiricism 117. Henry James – The American; The Ambassadors 118. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche – Thus Spoke Zarathustra; Beyond Good and Evil; The Genealogy of Morals;The Will to Power 119. Jules Henri PoincarΓ© – Science and Hypothesis; Science and Method 120. Sigmund Freud – The Interpretation of Dreams; Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis; Civilization and Its Discontents; New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis 121. George Bernard Shaw – Plays and Prefaces
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Mortimer J. Adler (How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading)
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A man of intelligence sees a complicated and blurred intent as a naked body, unclad by his brilliance.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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God will not punish you when you speak your mind, because he speaks through you if he truly lives in you.
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Michael Bassey Johnson (Classic Quotations From The Otherworlds)
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I don't see anything other than pretensions and low mentality in women who make a man run after a hole that would soon be inhabited by termites and worms.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Is there such depravity in man as that he should injure another without benefit to himself?
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Samuel Johnson (The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia)
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No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures.
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Samuel Johnson
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cynic is the man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
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Craig Johnson (A Serpent's Tooth (Walt Longmire, #9))
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the smooth, steady movement of my actions raised a sliver of panic in the rational man who was abandoning me.
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Craig Johnson (Kindness Goes Unpunished (Walt Longmire, #3))
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A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table than when his wife talks Greek. (SAMUEL JOHNSON)
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Colin Dexter (The Secret of Annexe 3 (Inspector Morse, #7))
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Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few.
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Boris Johnson (The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History)
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But I know a good man make life more sweet. Someone to hold you and love you, someone to share your dreams with, someone kind and thoughtful. A good man’s a treasure.
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Laila Ibrahim (Yellow Crocus (Freedman/Johnson, #1))
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So I take my lover, my king, and I put him in a pedestal and I cut him down. A man, like the ones who ruined the world.
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Alaya Dawn Johnson (The Summer Prince)
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Psy Ops is all about unusual thinking, man. We want ideas blown up right to where they’re gonna pop. We’re on the cutting edge of reality itself. Right where it turns into a dream.
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Denis Johnson (Tree of Smoke)
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The young man, who intends no ill, Believes that none is intended, and therefore Acts with openness and candor: but his father, having suffered the injuries of fraud, is impelled to suspect, and too often allured to practice it.
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Samuel Johnson
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It is generally understood that a modern-day book may honorably be based upon an older one, especially since, as Dr. Johnson observed, no man likes owing anything to his contemporaries. The repeated but irrelevant points of congruence between Joyce's Ulysses and Homer's Odyssey continue to attract (though I shall never understand why) the dazzled admiration of critics.
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Jorge Luis Borges (Ficciones)
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But Wiley City is bad at age anyway. They see a fourteen-year-old runner outside the wall and say 'A suspicious man spotted near the border', but when a thirty-three-year-old Wiley-ite murder his girlfriend it's 'Good boy goes bad'.
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Micaiah Johnson (The Space Between Worlds)
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There are men who wants only the woman; such are tagged, 'real men', and there are ones who want only their bodies; such are tagged, 'fake men', and there are others who wants neither the woman, nor the body; such are tagged, 'GAY MEN
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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When no power is vested in a turbulent man, he behaves sorrowfully like a nearly killed christmas goat, but when fully endorsed, without considering his level of insanity and evil gestures, he cuts everyone in the society into pieces.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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It is a struggle; for though the black man fights passively, he nevertheless fights; and his passive resistance is more effective at present than active resistance could possibly be. He bears the fury of the storm as does the willow tree.
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James Weldon Johnson (The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (Illustrated))
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The lions of hard rock, guys like Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey, Brian Johnson, Rob Halford, these monsters feel completely timeless, iconic, eternal. They simply shall not, will not, do not die. It's almost impossible to imagine a musical world without Robert Plant. No metal fan of any stripe can imagine a day when, say, Iron Maiden shuts it all down because Bruce Dickinson turned 85 and suddenly can't remember the lyrics to "Hallowed Be Thy Name." Metal revels in the raw energy and unchecked phantasmagorical ridiculousness of youth. It is all fire and testosterone and rebellious fantasy. It doesn't go well with reality. So it is for hard rock and a guy like Dio, an elfin titan with an undying love for lasers and sorcery, dragons and kings. The man wrote some terribly corny metal songs, but he sang every one with a ferocity and love and total honesty. He also wrote some of the finest hard rock melodies of all time, sang them with a precision and love unmatched by any hard rock singer since. It's a rare thing to give metal some heartfelt props. It is time. Raise your devil horns and salute.
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Mark Morford
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The man hanging out of the wrecked car was still alive as I passed, and I stopped, grown a little more used to the idea now of how really badly broken he was, and made sure there was nothing I could do. He was snoring loudly and rudely. His blood bubbled out of his mouth with every breath. He wouldn’t be taking many more. I knew that, but he didn’t, and therefore I looked down into the great pity of a person’s life on this earth. I don’t mean that we all end up dead, that’s not the great pity. I mean that he couldn’t tell me what he was dreaming, and I couldn’t tell him what was real.
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Denis Johnson (Jesus' Son)
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Hitler showed the evil that could be done by the art of rhetoric. Churchill showed how it could help to save humanity. It has been said that the difference between Hitler’s speeches and Churchill’s speeches was that Hitler made you think he could do anything; Churchill made you think you could do anything.
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Boris Johnson (The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History)
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I saw a mom who would die for her son, a man who would kill for his wife, and a boy angry and alone, the bad path laid out in front of him. I saw it, and the path was a circle, round and round. So I changed it.
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Rian Johnson (Looper)
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If you like the fields we’d walk away from the road into the fields, or we’d go fishing, if that’s what you like to do. The sun would set and we’d build a fire. The trees and rocks would shrink and their shadows would grow. People don’t have eyes by the light of a fire. No, that’s glib and pointless. It’s all glib and pointless. In the worlds that live in these tears just as much as in the real world, I’d stare at you and have no idea who you were, for hours. One word after another would get choked in my heart. I wouldn’t be able to ask your name. You wouldn’t be able to see my face. After a while the fire would go out, you’d be lost in the dark, and I would cry these tears.
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Denis Johnson (Resuscitation of a Hanged Man)
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A man who writes a book, thinks himself wiser or wittier than the rest of mankind; he supposes that he can instruct or amuse them, and the publick to whom he appeals, must, after all, be the judges of his pretensions.
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Samuel Johnson
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A man is not for you when all he knows is to slam your back on the bed and ram into you like a wild fool. The interested ones are the ones so interested that they become very interested in only interesting things about you.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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His hand was a claw, sharp enough to open her. She would be like all the othersβ€”Ruta Badowski, in her broken dancing shoes. Tommy Duffy, still with the dirt of his last baseball game under his nails. Gabriel Johnson, taken on the best day of his life. Or even Mary White, holding out for a future that never arrived. She’d be like all those beautiful, shining boys marching off to war, rifles at their hips and promises on their lips to their best girls that they’d be home in time for Christmas, the excitement of the game showing in their bright faces. They’d come home men, heroes with adventures to tell about, how they’d walloped the enemy and put the world right side up again, funneled it into neat lines of yes and no. Black and white. Right and wrong. Here and there. Us and them. Instead, they had died tangled in barbed wire in Flanders, hollowed by influenza along the Western Front, blown apart in no-man’s-land, writhing in trenches with those smiles still in place, courtesy of the phosgene, chlorine, or mustard gas. Some had come home shell-shocked and blinking, hands shaking, mumbling to themselves, following orders in some private war still taking place in their minds. Or, like James, they’d simply vanished, relegated to history books no one bothered to read, medals put in cupboards kept closed. Just a bunch of chess pieces moved about by unseen hands in a universe bored with itself.
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Libba Bray (The Diviners (The Diviners, #1))
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You think you can change a guy, that he’ll be different with you, that you’ll finally be the one to tame him… and before you know it, you’re alone in your underwear at nine o’clock on a Saturday night, crying to Adele songs, eating ice cream straight from the gallon, and wondering what the hell is the matter with you that you fell for such a goddamned man-child, after he explicitly warned you not to.
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Julie Johnson (The Monday Girl (The Girl Duet, #1))
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As Dr. Johnson said: β€œGod himself, sir, does not propose to judge man until the end of his days.” Why should you and I?
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Dale Carnegie (How to Win Friends & Influence People)
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There has not been a time where in that moment with you, on you, in you, I have not felt I was the luckiest man alive.
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Todd Johnson (Nasty as I Am)
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The only benefit a woman can have in talking too much is defeating a man who troubles her too much.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise.
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Samuel Johnson
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Real MEN don't need a woman covering for him because a Real MAN IS a woman's covering!
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Sanjo Jendayi
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A man of integrity speaks the truth with love rather than worrying about being nice.
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Rick Johnson (How to Talk So Your Husband Will Listen: And Listen So Your Husband Will Talk)
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Every man is, or hopes to be, an idler
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Samuel Johnson
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When the media is controlled by people who runs the world, you are only going to get news that they want you to know. They will paint anther's man country's hero a tyrant, a dictator or a murderer and favor the next just to divide and conquer the people.
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Henry Johnson Jr
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Swinburne, by the way, when a very young man, had gone to Walter Savage Landor, then a very old man, and been given the poet’s blessing he asked for; and Landor when a child had been patted on the head by Dr Samuel Johnson; and Johnson when a child had been taken to London to be touched by Queen Anne for scrofula, the King’s evil; and Queen Anne when a child...
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Robert Graves (Goodbye to All That)
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They'd come back with stories of machines that handed out money and people who picked up dog shit and put it in bags. Jun Do never looked. He knew the televisions were huge and there was all the rice you could eat. Yet he wanted no part of it - he was scared that if he saw it with his own eyes, his entire life would mean nothing. Stealing turnips from an old man who'd gone blind from hunger? That would have been for nothing. Sending another boy instead of himself to clean vats at the paint factory? For nothing.
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Adam Johnson (The Orphan Master's Son)
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They’re about a woman whose beauty is like a rare flower. There is a man who has a great love for her, a love he’s been saving up for his entire life, and it doesn’t matter that he must make a great journey to her, and it doesn’t matter if their time together is brief, that afterward he might lose her, for she is the flower of his heart and nothing will keep him from her.
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Adam Johnson (The Orphan Master's Son)
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A man depends largely on woman for the light in the family as he is not well equipped at finding meaning for himself. Life is often dry and barren for him unless someone bestows meaning on life for him. With a few words, a woman can give meaning to a whole day’s struggle and a man will be so grateful. A man knows and wants this; he will edge up to it, initiate little occasions so that a woman can shed some light for him. When he comes home and recounts the events of the day, he is asking her to bestow meaning on them. This is the light-bearing quality of a woman.
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Robert A. Johnson (She: Understanding Feminine Psychology)
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Dante was standing near the Ponte Vecchio, a bridge that crosses the Arno River in Florence. It was just before 1300… Dante saw Beatrice standing on the bridge. He was a young man, she even younger, and that vision contained the whole of eternity for him. Dante did not speak to her and saw her very little. And then Beatrice died, carried off by plague. Dante was stricken with the loss of his vision. She was the connection between his soul and Heaven itself, and from it the Divine Comedy was born. Six hundred fifty years later, during World War II, the Americans were chasing the German army up the Italian peninsula. The Germans were blowing up everything of aid to the progression of the American army, including the bridges across the Arno River. But no one wanted to blow up the Ponte Vecchio, because Beatrice had stood on it and Dante had written about her. So the German commandant made radio contact with the Americans and, in plain language, said they would leave the Ponte Vecchio intact if the Americans would promise not to use it. The promise was held. The bridge was not blown up, and not one American soldier or piece of equipment went across it. We’re such hard bitten people that we need hard bitten proof of things, and this is the most hard bitten fact I know to present to you. The bridge was spared, in a modern, ruthless war, because Beatrice had stood upon it.
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Robert A. Johnson (Inner Gold: Understanding Psychological Projection)
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Poor whites are still taught to hateβ€”but not to hate those who are keeping them in line. Lyndon Johnson knew this when he quipped, β€œIf you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.
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Nancy Isenberg (White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America)
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So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.
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Christopher Johnson McCandless (Into the Wild)
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To all ladies who like offering sex to a man in the first few weeks of dating, this is what happens: Once he penetrates you, he will start seeing invisible spots on your face, which means that the honor and respect is gone! And now he would be targeting another cheap meat, and if he can buy it, then he concludes that all women are whore. If he continues to exploit women, then your name will be among the list of his thousand of whores.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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In fact, amid all the musical laments over not having a heart, a brain, or the nerve, did anyone notice that they didn’t have a penis among them? I think it would have shown on the Lion and the Tin Man, and when the Scarecrow has his pants destuffed, you don’t see a flying monkey waving an errant straw Johnson around anywhere, do I think I know what song I’d be singing: Oh, I would while away the hours, Wanking in the flowers, my heart all full of song, I’d be gilding all the lilies as I waved about my willie If I only had a schlong.
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Christopher Moore (Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal)
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Take off your damned wrapper! The old buffer ordered, looking intensely at her lower part. Comfort was on her knees, rubbing the old man's dirty feet. All her plea and tears continually worsen the whole matter. I want to do you harder cos you gonna be fucked by other folks who needs a large hole, said the man, moving towards her. Comfort struggled with all her feminine might, but the old masculine but old man ripped her wrapper and slapped her on the face. Lie here, Lie here! I'm gonna do what your old man did to your mama and its gonna sweet you. She screamed as the man's organ prick her glory hole like a sharp needle.
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Michael Bassey Johnson (Comfort)
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What, then, is patriotism? β€œPatriotism, sir, is the last resort of scoundrels,” said Dr. Johnson. Leo Tolstoy, the greatest anti-patriot of our times, defines patriotism as the principle that will justify the training of wholesale murderers; a trade that requires better equipment for the exercise of man-killing than the making of such necessities of life as shoes, clothing, and houses; a trade that guarantees better returns and greater glory than that of the average workingman.
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Emma Goldman (Anarchism and Other Essays)
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(Dominic after winning King & Queen contest at Prom along with Tess) β€œYou like me, you really like me!” he said in a mock high-pitched voice, channeling his inner Sally Fields. β€œFirst of all, I have to thank my first grade teacher, what was her name? Mrs. Johnson? Nichols? Jameson? Prescott? Yeah, that was it. Man, I had such a crush on her. Even at five, I had awesome taste in womenβ€”just look at Tess. Isn’t she banging? Anyway, I need to thank Mrs. Pentecostal, because she told me I’d never win anything, and that hurt, man. But I guess I showed her. So take that, Mrs. Presley!
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J.M. Darhower (Sempre (Sempre, #1))
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Here was a man who wanted what no one had wanted before: he wanted to get to know the inner workings of the doll-like woman who was me. Karl wasn't interested in me; neither was Johnson. But Kijima's father liked me for who I was. The realization left me feeling numb. I was touched. But being touched is not the same as feeling desire. And I didn't exist without desire. If I didn't exist, then what?
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Natsuo Kirino (Grotesque)
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I found cause to wonder upon what ground the English accuse Americans of corrupting the language by introducing slang words. I think I heard more and more different kinds of slang during my few weeks' stay in London than in my whole "tenderloin" life in New York. But I suppose the English feel that the language is theirs, and that they may do with it as they please without at the same time allowing that privilege to others.
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James Weldon Johnson (The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man)
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His (Lenin's)humanitarianism was a very abstract passion. It embraced humanity in general but he seems to have had little love for, or even interest in, humanity in particular. He saw the people with whom he dealt, his comrades, not as individuals but as receptacles for his ideas. On that basis, and no other, they were judged. He judged man not by their moral qualities but by their views, or rather the degree to which they accepted his.
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Paul Johnson (Modern Times)
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Not all the people living at Beverly Home were old and helpless. Some were young but paralyzed. Some weren’t past middle age but were already demented. Others were fine, except that they couldn’t be allowed out on the street with their impossible deformities. They made God look like a senseless maniac. One man had a congenital bone ailment that had turned him into a seven-foot-tall monster. His name was Robert. Each day Robert dressed himself in a fine suit, or a blazer-and-trousers combination. His hands were eighteen inches long. His head was like a fifty-pound Brazil nut with a face. You and I don’t know about these diseases until we get them, in which case we also will be put out of sight.
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Denis Johnson (Jesus' Son)
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You belong with me, Azami. Your family will be my family. My familyβ€”the GhostWalkersβ€”will be yours.” β€œYou’re a very dangerous man, Sam Johnson,” she whispered. β€œYou stand there, tempting me with your pretty words of a future together, the devil in his blue jeans, so good-looking you’re impossible to resist. I don’t know why I can’t say no to you.” His grin widened. His arms slid around her, pulling her tight against him. He didn’t want so much as a breath between them. β€œThat will stand me in good stead in the future.” He bent his head once more to the temptation of her angelic mouth.
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Christine Feehan (Samurai Game (Ghostwalkers, #10))
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He thought he might as well. "There's really only one question." "What's that?" "Did God really kill Himself?" Leanna wasn't smiling now. She was staring at him, but softly. "Who are you?" she asked him. Whatever she meant by the question, he didn't want to answer it. He wiped his face with his napkin, and in reference to the warmth of the place said, "Man.
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Denis Johnson (Resuscitation of a Hanged Man)
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So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy in life comes from our encounters with new experiences
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Christopher Johnson McCandless (Into the Wild)
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Aeneas comes to her court a suppliant, impoverished and momentarily timid. He is a good-looking man. If anything, his scars emphasize that. The aura of his divine failure wraps around him like a cloak. Dido feels the tender contempt of the strong for the unlucky, but this is mixed with something else, a hunger that worms through her bones and leaves them hollow, to be filled with fire.
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Kij Johnson
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Shouldering the duffel bag with the Marine Corps bulldog, Old Man knocked Jan's photo off the bed table. He turned to stone staring down at the photo. His face then splintered into hurt. Tears seeped into his eyes. He grappled for the nearest bedpost and slumped forward on extended arms. His shoulders jerked and head sagged a little while his heart broke. Old Man cried the mute cry of men of his generation.
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Ed Lynskey (The Blue Cheer (P.I. Frank Johnson #3))
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Marx wrote about finance and industry all his life but he only knew two people connected with financial and industrial processes. One was his uncle in Holland, Lion Philips, a successful businessman who created what eventually became the vast Philips Electric Company. Uncle Philips' views on the whole capitalist process would have been well-informed and interesting, had Marx troubled to explore them. But he only once consulted him, on a technical matter of high finance, and though he visited Philips four times, these concerned purely personal mattes of family money. The other knowledgeable man was Engels himself. But Marx declined Engel's invitation to accompany him on a visit to a cotton mill, and so far as we know Marx never set foot in a mill, factory, mine or other industrial workplace in the whole of his life.
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Paul Johnson
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As I traveled the country promoting my book, I was asked by many people, β€˜What are you trying to prove here? Lyndon Johnson is dead. He can’t be prosecuted. What is the point of this other than an academic exercise?’ Here is the point: The government does not always tell us the truth. In fact, the government seldom tells us the truth. If ONE citizen understands by reading my book that everything the government says must be regarded with a healthy dose of skepticism, then I will have achieved my goal. Perhaps the best analysis comes from former federal prosecutor and US Attorney David Marston, who wrote to me, β€œYou have viewed the JFK assassination through the prism of a murder investigator’s first question, cui bono (who benefits)? The shocking answer is that the primary suspect has been hiding in plain sight for fifty years: LBJ.
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Roger Stone (The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ)
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And this is the dwarfing, warping, distorting influence which operates upon each and every colored man in the United States. He is forced to take his outlook on all things, not from the viewpoint of a citizen, or a man, or even a human being, but from the viewpoint of a colored man. It is wonderful to me that the race has progressed so broadly as it has, since most of its thought and all of its activity must run through the narrow neck of this one funnel.
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James Weldon Johnson (The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man)
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The accent was warm and soft and undeniably Northern. When I turned around, I was staring into a pair of beautiful crystal-blue eyes. β€œWow,” I whispered. I scanned the paint swatches, wondering if such a shade of blue would look good on the exterior of my house. β€œMr. Johnson said you might need help selecting paint.” β€œIt’s impossible,” I muttered. β€œI just wanted to buy some blue paint. Why is this so complicated?” The handsome man stepped closer to my side. β€œIt isn’t, really. Just pick what you like.” I like crystal-blue. Luckily, I didn’t say those words aloud.
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Sydney Logan (Lessons Learned)
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Generally, a mood will run its course in an inteligent man; if a woman doesn't puncture it prematurely, the man will puncture it himself. He will regain his senses somewhere along the way; he will say, "Now wait, we had better think about this." That is, if his wife hasn't said five minutes before, "Now, dear, don't you think we had better think about this?" Because then he won't, of course. If a woman is needling, it is doubly hard for a man to come out of a mood. That intensifies it. A man is really in a kind of travail when he is in a mood. He needs help, not needling, but feminine help. He probably won't thank you for it, but inside he will be awfully grateful. When a woman has to deal with a man in a mood, she generally does the wrong thing. She generally gets her animus out, that nasty thing, and says, "Now, look, this is utter nonsense, stop it. We don't need any more fishline leader." That is just throwing gasoline on the fire. There will be an anima-animus exchange, and all will be lost. The two are in the right hand and in the left hand of the goddess Maya, and you might as well give up for the afternoon. There is, however, a point of genius that a woman can bring forth if she is capable of it and willing to do it. If she will become more feminine than the mood attacking the man , she can dispel it for him. But this is a very, very difficult thing for a woman to do. Her automatic response is to let out the sword of the animus and start hacking away. But if a woman can be patient with a man and not critical, but represent for him a true feminine quality, then, as soon as his sanity is sufficiently back for him to comprehend such subtleties, he will likely come out of his mood. A wife can help a great deal if she will function from her feminine side in this way. She has to have a mature feminity to do this, a femininity that is strong enough to stand in the face of this spurious femininity the man is producing.
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Robert A. Johnson (He: Understanding Masculine Psychology)
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Mr. Langton one day asked him [Samuel Johnson] how he had acquired so accurate a knowledge of Latin, in which, I believe, he was exceeded by no man of his time; he said, 'My master whipt me very well. Without that, Sir, I should have done nothing.' He told Mr. Langton, that while Hunter was flogging his boys unmercifully, he used to say, 'And this I do to save you from the gallows.' Johnson, upon all occasions, expressed his approbation of enforcing instruction by means of the rod. 'I would rather (said he) have the rod to be the general terrour to all, to make them learn, than tell a child, if you do thus, or thus, you will be more esteemed than your brothers or sisters. The rod produces an effect which terminates in itself. A child is afraid of being whipped, and gets his task, and there's an end on't; whereas, by exciting emulation and comparisons of superiority, you lay the foundation of lasting mischief; you make brothers and sisters hate each other.
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James Boswell (The Life of Samuel Johnson)
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I know the South claims that it has spent millions for the education of the blacks, and that it has of its own free will shouldered this awful burden. It seems to be forgetful of the fact that these millions have been taken from the public tax funds for education, and that the law of political economy which recognizes the land owner as the one who really pays the taxes is not tenable. It would be just as reasonable for the relatively few land owners of Manhattan to complain that they had to stand the financial burden of the education of the thousands and thousands of children whose parents pay rent for tenements and flats. Let the millions of producing and consuming Negroes be taken out of the South, and it would be quickly seen how much less of public funds there would be to appropriate for education or any other purpose.
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James Weldon Johnson (The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man)
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Brockhurst, the champion of individualism, was soon launched on his favorite topic. "The great fault of the American nation, which is the fault of republics, is the reduction of everything to the average. Our universities are simply the expression of the forces that are operating outside. We are business colleges purely and simply, because we as a nation have only one idealβ€”the business ideal." "That's a big statement," said Regan. "It's true. Twenty years ago we had the ideal of the lawyer, of the doctor, of the statesman, of the gentleman, of the man of letters, of the soldier. Now the lawyer is simply a supernumerary enlisting under any banner for pay; the doctor is overshadowed by the specialist with his business development of the possibilities of the rich; we have politicians, and politics are deemed impossible for a gentleman; the gentleman cultured, simple, hospitable, and kind, is of the dying generation; the soldier is simply on parade." "Wow!" said Ricketts, jingling his chips. "They're off." "Everything has conformed to business, everything has been made to pay. Art is now a respectable careerβ€”to whom? To the business man. Why? Because a profession that is paid $3,000 to $5,000 a portrait is no longer an art, but a blamed good business. The man who cooks up his novel according to the weakness of his public sells a hundred thousand copies. Dime novel? No; published by our most conservative publishersβ€”one of our leading citizens. He has found out that scribbling is a new field of business. He has convinced the business man. He has made it pay.
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Owen Johnson (Stover at Yale)
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The two sat quietly on the park bench, and Dove liked it. If she sat perfectly still, neither could ruin the moment. He seemed to feel the change as well as they watched two squirrels bound about in front of them. The squirrels were adorable and brave, jumping close to Dove and Johnsonβ€”maybe because they were motionless. Dove wanted to comment on the Disneyesque scene in front of them but kept her words on the tip of her tongue, not wanting to spoil the quiet. The two squirrels sat side by side, each a mirror of the other, munching on acorns in their paws. With their fuzzy faces and sweet, black eyes, they reminded Dove of exactly why she loved the park. Next to her, Johnson sighed in contentment. The male squirrel dropped his nut and jumped quickly behind the female squirrel. Oh dear God! Don’t do it. You horny little bastard! The male squirrel refused to read Dove’s mind and started climbing on the female squirrel. Dove heard Johnson’s groan of disgust as the male began the motions of copulation. She shook her head. Fucking figures. The tender new feelings between Dove and this handsome man were now spoiled with the obscene visual of the hairy rodents humping. Johnson had to comment. β€œWow. Squirrels usually engage in some style of MATING dance.” He looked around the park for other examples to prove his point. β€œMuch like humans, they’re attracted to the smell of the GENITALS and fancy tail motions.” Dove tried to figure out where she belonged in this conversation that he apparently thought was acceptable small talk. The obscene, public intercourse ended with one final, furry pump. The female never even dropped her nut. β€œWell, I guess that was a dinner date.” Dove covered her mouth and shook her head. She prayed for a flock of hungry hawks to swoop in and eat the little Snow White porn stars so she and Mr. Gorgeouspants could just stop talking about nether regions for a minute. β€œThis time of the year, NUTS are more important than anything else.
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Debra Anastasia (Fire Down Below (Gynazule #1))
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I now pronounce you husband and wife. I hadn’t considered the kiss. Not once. I suppose I’d assumed it would be the way a wedding kiss should be. Restrained. Appropriate. Mild. A nice peck. Save the real kisses for later, when you’re deliciously alone. Country club girls don’t make out in front of others. Like gum chewing, it should always be done in private, where no one else can see. But Marlboro Man wasn’t a country club boy. He’d missed the memo outlining the rules and regulations of proper ways to kiss in public. I found this out when the kiss began--when he wrapped his loving, protective arms around me and kissed me like he meant it right there in my Episcopal church. Right there in front of my family, and his, in front of Father Johnson and Ms. Altar Guild and our wedding party and the entire congregation, half of whom were meeting me for the first time that night. But Marlboro Man didn’t seem to care. He kissed me exactly the way he’d kissed me the night of our first date--the night my high-heeled boot had gotten wedged in a crack in my parents’ sidewalk and had caused me to stumble. The night he’d caught me with his lips. We were making out in church--there was no way around it. And I felt every bit as swept away as I had that first night. The kiss lasted hours, days, weeks…probably ten to twelve seconds in real time, which, in a wedding ceremony setting, is a pretty long kiss. And it might have been longer had the passionate moment not been interrupted by the sudden sound of a person clapping his hands. β€œWoohoo! All right!” the person shouted. β€œYes!” It was Mike. The congregation broke out in laughter as Marlboro Man and I touched our foreheads together, cementing the moment forever in our memory. We were one; this was tangible to me now. It wasn’t just an empty word, a theological concept, wishful thinking. It was an official, you-and-me-against-the-world designation. We’d both left our separateness behind. From that moment forward, nothing either of us did or said or planned would be in a vacuum apart from the other. No holiday would involve our celebrating separately at our respective family homes. No last-minute trips to Mexico with friends, not that either of us was prone to last-minute trips to Mexico with friends. But still. The kiss had sealed the deal in so many ways. I walked proudly out of the church, the new wife of Marlboro Man. When we exited the same doors through which my dad and I had walked thirty minutes earlier, Marlboro Man’s arm wriggled loose from my grasp and instinctively wrapped around my waist, where it belonged. The other arm followed, and before I knew it we were locked in a sweet, solidifying embrace, relishing the instant of solitude before our wedding party--sisters, cousins, brothers, friends--followed closely behind. We were married. I drew a deep, life-giving breath and exhaled. The sweating had finally stopped. And the robust air-conditioning of the church had almost completely dried my lily-white Vera.
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Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman: Black Heels to Tractor Wheels)