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When Single Sayings By Bell Hooks: It was the world of Southern, rural, black growing up, of folks sitting on porches It was the world of Southern, rural, black growing up, of folks sitting on porches day and night, of folks calling your mama, 'cause you walked by and didn't speak, and of the switch waiting when you got home so that you could be taught some manners. It was a world of single black older women schoolteachers, dedicated, tough; they had taught your mama, her sisters, and her friends. They knew your people in ways that you never would and shared their insight, keeping us in touch with generations. It was a world where we had a history. — Bell Hooks
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When Single Sayings By Dave Barry: I took an estimated two thousand years of high school French, and when I finally I took an estimated two thousand years of high school French, and when I finally got to France, I discovered that I didn't know one single phrase that was actually useful in a real-life French situation. — Dave Barry
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When Single Sayings By Edward Hirsch: Read poems to yourself in the middle of the night. Turn on a single lamp Read poems to yourself in the middle of the night. Turn on a single lamp and read them while you're alone in an otherwise dark room or while someone else sleeps next to you. Read them when you're wide awake in the early morning, fully alert. Say them over to yourself in a place where silence reigns and the din of the culture - the constant buzzing noise that surrounds us - has momentarily stopped. These poems have come from a great distance to find you. — Edward Hirsch
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When Single Sayings By Jocelyn Gibb: we refer to the Middle Ages as ages of faith; a time in which men we refer to the Middle Ages as ages of faith; a time in which men believed a heavenly Jerusalem above the sky much as they believed an earthly Sion beyond the sea; when the whole of their thought was of a piece with their theology...those were days when a thoughtful soul here or there could realize some unity of mental vision. The fact should be admitted, however we regard it - whether as the stultifying tyranny of dogma or as an enviable single-mindedness; an ideal too easily realized, no doubt, in a plentiful dearth of empirical knowledge, and yet establishing a standard after which perplexed modernity may strive. — Jocelyn Gibb
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When Single Sayings By Tanya Shaffer: Here's what I love about travel: strangers get a chance to amaze you. Sometimes a Here's what I love about travel: strangers get a chance to amaze you. Sometimes a single day can bring a blooming surprise, a simple kindness that opens a chink in the brittle shell of your heart and makes you a different person when you go to sleep--more tender, less jaded--than you were when you woke up. — Tanya Shaffer
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When Single Sayings By Sylvia Townsend Warner: I wish you could see the two cats drowsing side by side in a Victorian I wish you could see the two cats drowsing side by side in a Victorian nursing chair, their paws, their ears, their tails complementarily adjusted, their blue eyes blinking open on a single thought of when I shall remember it's their supper time. They might have been composed by Bach for two flutes. — Sylvia Townsend Warner
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When Single Sayings By Jason Versey: If we go looking for a friend, we'll find many locked doors. It can be If we go looking for a friend, we'll find many locked doors. It can be a lonely and often fruitless search. Sometimes it feels like no matter how hard we knock there's not a single person to be found for true friendship. But... when we go out to BE a friend, we find an endless supply of open doors and people to share and experience our lives with. And that's the real key. ~Jason Versey — Jason Versey
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When Single Sayings By Sue Monk Kidd: This is the autumn of wonders, yet every day, every single day, I go back This is the autumn of wonders, yet every day, every single day, I go back to that burned afternoon in August when T. Ray left. I go back to that one moment when I stood in the driveway with small rocks and clumps of dirt around my feet and looked back at the porch. And there they were. All these mothers. I have more mothers than any eight girls off the street. They are the moons shining over me. — Sue Monk Kidd
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When Single Sayings By Rachel Vincent: Can I see it?" He blinked, still scowling, "See what?" "Your scar." His expression darkened Can I see it?"
He blinked, still scowling, "See what?"
"Your scar." His expression darkened like a sudden eclipse and I let my gaze grow cold. "You want to hear me scream? Give it your best shot. But until then, every time you take off your shirt, you may as well be handing out my business card. I shoved my blade deep inside you and loved every single inch of it. When I can't sleep at night, the memory of you screaming like a little bitch is my lullaby. And everybody knows exactly what that scar means- that you got your ass handed to you by a little girl. Again. — Rachel Vincent
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When Single Sayings By Scott Edmund Miller: Whether you dance, draw, make music, shoot field goals, build houses, tune engines, or sit Whether you dance, draw, make music, shoot field goals, build houses, tune engines, or sit around all day watching television, you are an artist. Your single greatest work of art is your self. As with any art form, the more you understand and develop your talents, the more empowered and masterful you become as an artist. This is particularly important when engaging in the art of consciously shaping your own life. — Scott Edmund Miller
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When Single Sayings By Maria Shriver: I've learned that asking ourselves not just what we want to be, but who we I've learned that asking ourselves not just what we want to be, but who we want to be is important at every stage of our lives, not just when we're starting out in the world. That's because in a way, we're starting out fresh in the world every single day. — Maria Shriver
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When Single Sayings By Rob Lowe: Last night, we were all watching Harry Potter in bed, and I thought, 'This isn't Last night, we were all watching Harry Potter in bed, and I thought, 'This isn't something you have when you're single, that's for sure.' — Rob Lowe
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When Single Sayings By Thomas Merton: I would call the attention of the reader to the difference between "reason" and "reasoning." I would call the attention of the reader to the difference between "reason" and "reasoning." Reason is a light, reasoning a process. Reason is a faculty, reasoning an exercise of that faculty. Reasoning proceeds from one truth to another by means of argumentation. This generally involves the whole mind in labor and complexity. But reason does not exist merely in order to engage in reasoning. The process is a means to an end. The true fulfillment of reason as a faculty is found when it can embrace the truth simply and without labor in the light of single intuition. — Thomas Merton
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When Single Sayings By Michael Oakeshott: To theorize' means, to see as a whole. The actual is a small part of To theorize' means, to see as a whole. The actual is a small part of the whole, or a single aspect of it, which, when taken by itself is, by reason of its incompleteness, both meaningless and comparatively unreal. To see the actual in its wholeness is to see it filled out with all that it implies, supplemented by that which gives it meaning. — Michael Oakeshott
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When Single Sayings By Colbie Caillat: Wait a second Why should you care what they think of you? When you're all Wait a second Why should you care what they think of you? When you're all alone, by yourself, do you like you? Do you like you? You don't have to try so hard, you don't have to give it all away, you just have to get up You don't have to change a single thing. — Colbie Caillat
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When Single Sayings By Otto Lilienthal: Artificial flight may be defined as that form of aviation in which a man flies Artificial flight may be defined as that form of aviation in which a man flies at will in any direction by means of an apparatus attached to his body, the use of which requires personal skill. Artificial flight by a single individual is the proper beginning for all species of artificial flight, as the necessary conditions can most easily be fulfilled when man flies individually. — Otto Lilienthal
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When Single Sayings By Julie Kagawa: You don't think I know that?" Puck was shouting now, green eyes feverish. "You don't You don't think I know that?" Puck was shouting now, green eyes feverish. "You don't think I regret what I did, every single day? You lost Ariella, but I lost you both! Believe it or not, I was kind of a mess, too, Ash. It got to a point where I actually looked forward to our random duels, because that was the only time I could talk to you. When you were freaking trying to kill me!"
"Don't compare your loss to mine," I snarled. "You have no idea what I went through, what you caused."
"You think I don't know pain?" Puck shook his head at me. "Or loss? I've been around a lot longer than you, prince! I know what love is, and I've lost my fair share, too. Just because we have a different way of handling it, doesn't mean I don't have scars of my own."
"Name one," I scoffed. "Give me one instance where you haven't - "
"Meghan Chase!" Puck roared, startling me into silence. — Julie Kagawa
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When Single Sayings By John Amos Comenius: If, in each hour, a man could learn a single fragment of some branch of If, in each hour, a man could learn a single fragment of some branch of knowledge, a single rule of some mechanical art, a single pleasing story or proverb (the acquisition of which would require no effort), what a vast stock of learning he might lay by. Seneca is therefore right when he says: "Life is long, if we know how to use it." It is consequently of importance that we understand the art of making the very best use of our lives. — John Amos Comenius
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When Single Sayings By Rebecca Solnit: The moment when mortality, ephemerality, uncertainty, suffering, or the possibility of change arrives can split The moment when mortality, ephemerality, uncertainty, suffering, or the possibility of change arrives can split a life in two. Facts and ideas we might have heard a thousand times assume a vivid, urgent, felt reality. We knew them then, but they matter now. They are like guests that suddenly speak up and make demands upon us; sometimes they appear as guides, sometimes they just wreck what came before or shove us out the door. We answer them, when we answer, with how we lead our lives. Sometimes what begins as bad news prompts the true path of a life, a disruptive visitor that might be thanked only later. Most of us don't change until we have to, and crisis is often what obliges us to do so. Crises are often resolved only through anew identity and new purpose, whether it's that of a nation or a single human being. — Rebecca Solnit
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When Single Sayings By Christine Lagarde: I have lived with extraordinary women, whether it was my grandmother, my mother. My father I have lived with extraordinary women, whether it was my grandmother, my mother. My father passed away when I was 16 ... I was witness to a woman who single handedly brought up the entire family and managed to do everything ... She was an extraordinary role model for me. — Christine Lagarde
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When Single Sayings By Jeffrey Eugenides: They didn't exchange a single word. But in the weeks that followed, Trip spent his They didn't exchange a single word. But in the weeks that followed, Trip spent his days wandering the halls, hoping for Lux to appear, the most naked person with clothes on he had ever seen. Even in sensible school shoes, she shuffled as though barefoot, and the baggy apparel Mrs. Lisbon bought for her only increased her appeal, as though after undressing she had put on whatever was handy. In corduroys her thighs rubbed together, buzzing, and there was always at least one untidy marvel to unravel him: an untucked shirttail, a sock with a hole, a ripped seam showing underarm hair. She carted her books from class to class but never opened them. Her pens and pencils were as temporary as Cinderella's broom. When she smiled, her mouth showed too many teeth, but at night Trip Fontaine dreamed of being bitten by each one. — Jeffrey Eugenides
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When Single Sayings By Elif Shafak: The whole universe is contained within a single human being - you. Everything that you The whole universe is contained within a single human being - you. Everything that you see around, including the things you might not be fond of and even the people you despise or abhor, is present within you in varying degrees. Therefore, do not look for Sheitan outside yourself either. The devil is not an extraordinary force that attacks from without. It is an ordinary voice within. If you get to know yourself fully, facing with honesty and hardness both your dark and bright sides, you will arrive at a
supreme form of consciousness. When a person knows himself or herself, he or she knows God. — Elif Shafak
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When Single Sayings By Stephen King: Any of us, except in our dreams, truly expect to be reunited with our hearts' Any of us, except in our dreams, truly expect to be reunited with our hearts' deepest loves, even when they leave us only for minutes, and on the most mundane of errands? No, not at all. Each time they go from our sight we in our secret hearts count them as dead. Having been given so much, we reason, how could we expect not to be brought as low as Lucifer for the staggering presumption of our love? So Eddie didn't expect her to answer until she did - from another world, and through a single thickness of wood. "Eddie? Sugar, is it you?" Eddie's head, which had seemed perfectly normal only seconds before, was suddenly too heavy to hold up. He leaned it against the door. His eyes were similarly too heavy to hold open and so he closed them. The weight must have — Stephen King
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When Single Sayings By Mur Lafferty: Extremist individuals live inside every single group on the planet. Devout followers from Christian to Extremist individuals live inside every single group on the planet. Devout followers from Christian to Muslim who kill in the name of God, down to people who perpetuate a cycle of abuse from parent to child. And do you know at what point they're labeled as terrorists?"
Martini said, "When the government - "
"When the news reports it. The news can take a starving refugee and make them into an invading migrant. One of my Black ancestors was photographed carrying diapers over his head after a flood. They called him a 'looter.' A white man was photographed doing the same thing. They called him a 'survivor. — Mur Lafferty
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When Single Sayings By Michael Keaton: I played a lot of sports when I was a kid so I get in I played a lot of sports when I was a kid so I get in that ballgame mindset of being really, really respectful, but at same time saying to yourself, 'Don't back down a single inch, hang with these guys if you can.' If they throw it high and tight you have to stand in there, you can't take yourself out of that moment. — Michael Keaton
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When Single Sayings By Walter Isaacson: When it came time to announce the price of the new machine, Jobs did what When it came time to announce the price of the new machine, Jobs did what he would often do in product demonstrations: reel off the features, describe them as being "worth thousands and thousands of dollars," and get the audience to imagine how expensive it really should be. Then he announced what he hoped would seem like a low price: "We're going to be charging higher education a single price of $6,500. — Walter Isaacson
When Single Sayings By Will Smith: Coming from sitcom television and coming from music you burn up every single second. You Coming from sitcom television and coming from music you burn up every single second. You don't leave anything there. You burn it up and you pass out when you walk off stage, so I took that concept into acting. — Will Smith
When Single Sayings By Jen Klein: It seems devastating to have your heart so completely undone for a single person. If It seems devastating to have your heart so completely undone for a single person. If they screw up, if they don't feel the same, if their life is too busy or too complicated or too far away to fit you into it, something inside you breaks. Even when it heals, there are scars.
There are always scars. — Jen Klein
When Single Sayings By David Hayter: When I was a kid I was really into horror films. I watched every single When I was a kid I was really into horror films. I watched every single horror film that came out in the 80s. — David Hayter
When Single Sayings By C.S. Lewis: When the subject is sacred, proud and clever men may come to think that the When the subject is sacred, proud and clever men may come to think that the outsiders who don't know it are not merely inferior to them in skill but lower in God's eyes; as the priests said, 'All that rabble who are not experts in the Torah are accursed.' and as this pride increases, the 'subject' or study which confers such privilege will grow more and more complicated, the list of things forbidden will increase, till to get through a single day without supposed sin becomes like an elaborate step-dance, and this horrible network breeds self-righteousness in some and haunting anxiety in others. — C.S. Lewis
When Single Sayings By John Sculley: I think that the health care industry is so complex that it doesn't necessarily start I think that the health care industry is so complex that it doesn't necessarily start with a single killer app. You go back to the early days of the personal computer - when I joined the industry, we really didn't know what the killer app was going to be. — John Sculley
When Single Sayings By Alison Moyet: When I saw Adele, I thought: 'I'll give it an hour before people say I When I saw Adele, I thought: 'I'll give it an hour before people say I was her,' just because I was fat. When you watch 'X Factor,' you can bet your bottom dollar, every single fat singer sounds like me as far as the judges are concerned. Can you imagine if they did that with every black artist? — Alison Moyet
When Single Sayings By Jack Vance: The Brinktown jail is one of the most ingenious ever propounded by civic authorities. It The Brinktown jail is one of the most ingenious ever propounded by civic authorities. It must be remembered that Brinktown occupies the surface of a volcanic butte, overlooking a trackless jungle of quagmire, thorn, eel-vine skiver tussock. A single road leads from city down to jungle; the prisoner is merely locked out of the city. Escape is at his option; he may flee as far through the jungle as he sees fit: the entire continent is at his disposal. But no prisoner ever ventures far from the gate; and, when his presence is required, it is only necessary to unlock the gate and call his name. — Jack Vance
When Single Sayings By Steven Pressfield: This, I realized now watching Dienekes rally and tend to his men, was the role This, I realized now watching Dienekes rally and tend to his men, was the role of the officer: to prevent those under this command, at all stages of battle
before, during and after
from becoming "possessed." To fire their valor when it flagged and rein in their fury when it threatened to take them out of hand. That was Dienekes' job. That was why he wore the transverse-crested helmet of an officer. His was not, I could see now, the heroism of an Achilles. He was not a superman who waded invulnerably into the slaughter, single-handedly slaying the foe by myriads. He was just a man doing a job. A job whose primary attribute was self-restraint and self-composure, not for his own sake, but for those whom he led by his example. — Steven Pressfield
When Single Sayings By Nalini Singh: That was very bad of you, Elena, Raphael said once they were in the air. That was very bad of you, Elena, Raphael said once they were in the air. You know the coming sun shower will pass in but a moment.
I also know Tasha McHotpants is regretting she didn't scoop you up when you were young and single. Altering her mental tone, she said, Oh, Raphael, what luck I caught you. And me dressed up like a warrior with a sword and everything. She snorted. Luck my ass. — Nalini Singh
When Single Sayings By Jeff Ashton: As I look back on it, I understand that the jury was sequestered and it As I look back on it, I understand that the jury was sequestered and it was a long trial, but they were a rather high-maintenance bunch. There seemed to be a lot of thought and discussion about what entertainment they wanted, which movies they wanted to watch, and which restaurants they wanted to go to. Yet, as we would learn later, when it came time to deliberate, they never asked a single question about the evidence. — Jeff Ashton
When Single Sayings By Pico Iyer: When one questions [Dalai Lama's] political actions, it is worth remembering that he's the single When one questions [Dalai Lama's] political actions, it is worth remembering that he's the single most experienced politician on the planet at this moment. — Pico Iyer
When Single Sayings By Alice Hoffman: The voice that arises out of the silence is something no one can imagine until The voice that arises out of the silence is something no one can imagine until it is heard. It roars when it speaks, it lies to you and convinces you, it steals from you and leaves you without a single word of comfort. — Alice Hoffman
When Single Sayings By Bess Streeter Aldrich: There are many memories. but I'll tell you the one I like to think of There are many memories. but I'll tell you the one I like to think of best of all. It's just a homely everyday thing, but to me it is the happiest of them all. It is evening time here in the old house and the supper is cooking and the table is set for the whole family. It hurts a mother, Laura, when the plates begin to be taken away one by one. First there are seven and then six and then five...and on down to a single plate. So I like to think of the table set for the whole family at supper time. The robins are singing in the cottonwoods and the late afternoon sun is shining across the floor... The children are playing out in the yard. I can hear their voices and happy laughter. There isn't much to that memory is there? Out of a lifetime of experiences you would hardly expect that to be the one I would choose as the happiest, would you? But it is. — Bess Streeter Aldrich
When Single Sayings By Gary L. Francione: The problem with this game of special characteristics is that non-humans can never win. When The problem with this game of special characteristics is that non-humans can never win. When we determine that parrots have the conceptual ability to understand and manipulate single-digit numbers, we demand that they be able to understand and manipulate double-digit numbers in order to be sufficiently like us. When a chimpanzee indicates beyond doubt that she has an extensive vocabulary, we demand that she exhibit certain levels of syntactical skill in order to demonstrate that her mind is like ours. The irony, of course, is that whatever characteristic we are talking about will be possessed by some nonhumans to a greater degree than some humans, but we would never think it appropriate to exploit those humans in the ways that we do nonhumans. — Gary L. Francione
When Single Sayings By Brad Paisley: When a single mom goes out on a date with somebody new. It always winds When a single mom goes out on a date with somebody new. It always winds up feeling more like a job interview. — Brad Paisley
When Single Sayings By Mark Durie: We only have one penal code in the United States, and it applies in every We only have one penal code in the United States, and it applies in every single state, every city, no matter who is there. This is part of the fear mongering, that has gripped the United States, the notion that we need to pass a law forbidding the institution of a foreign Law in the United States when it is forbidden by the constitutions is yet another example of targeting Muslim communities because they are seen as different, or exceptional in other ways. — Mark Durie
When Single Sayings By Ali Smith: The thing about trees is that they know what to do. When a leaf loses The thing about trees is that they know what to do. When a leaf loses its colour, it's not because its time is up and it's dying, it's because the tree is taking back into itself the nutrients the leaf's been holding in reserve for it, out there on the twig, and why leaves change colour in autumn is because the tree is preparing for winter, it's filling itself with its own stored health so it can withstand the season. Then, clever tree, it literally pushes the used leaf off with the growth that's coming behind it. But because that growth has to protect itself through winter too, the tree fills the little wound in its branch or twig where the leaf was with a protective corky stuff which seals it against cold and bacteria.
Otherwise every leaf lost would be an open wound on a tree and a single tree would be covered in thousands of little wounds.
Clever trees. — Ali Smith
When Single Sayings By Tom Robbins: I do not fear death. I resent it. Everything must die, apparently, and I am I do not fear death. I resent it. Everything must die, apparently, and I am no exception. But I want to be consulted. You know what I mean? Death is impatient and thoughtless. It barges into your room when you are right in the middle of something, and it doesn't bother to wipe its boots. I have a new passion, my darlings, a passion for being myself, and for being more than previously has been manifested for a single lifetime. I am determined to die at my own convenience. Therefore, I journey to the east, where, I have been told, there are men who have taught death some manners. — Tom Robbins
When Single Sayings By Jay Woodman: Notice, when looking at quotes of each person - you'll never agree with every single Notice, when looking at quotes of each person - you'll never agree with every single quote of anybody's. We all have a different view of reality, of what is meaningful. This is why we can never argue, or there would be no man left alive - we have to agree to disagree, and just get on with it maybe laugh a little too. It's wonderful really - delightful - the infinte variety of wisdom and beauty! Let's accept it gladly — Jay Woodman
When Single Sayings By Kate Winslet: You know, I never felt like I was young at the time and obviosly having You know, I never felt like I was young at the time and obviosly having Mia was absolutely planned. It's only know when I meet people who are my age and single, [with] no kids, that I reflect and say, 'Bloody hell? I really have leaved at a fast pace.' — Kate Winslet
When Single Sayings By Lisa Rinna: When you pick a career like acting, it's challenging, but it's a lesson every time When you pick a career like acting, it's challenging, but it's a lesson every time you put yourself out there. I wouldn't change it for the world - I love what I learn every single day. — Lisa Rinna
When Single Sayings By Walter Russell: When it becomes a part of every man's thinking that a single thought can change When it becomes a part of every man's thinking that a single thought can change the polarity of our entire body toward either life or death - and can likewise change its entire chemistry toward increasing alkalinity or acidity to strengthen it or weaken it - or can change the shape of every corpuscle of matter in the entire body in the direction of either growth or decay - then the medical profession will radically change both its principles and its practices with the ailment of bodies. — Walter Russell
When Single Sayings By Jenny Offill: I met an Australian who said he loved to travel alone. He talked about his I met an Australian who said he loved to travel alone. He talked about his job as we drank by the sea. When a student gets it, when it first breaks across his face, it's so fucking beautiful, he told me. I nodded, moved, though I'd never taught anyone a single thing. What do you teach, I asked him. Rollerblading, he explained. — Jenny Offill
When Single Sayings By Brian Posehn: I was just surprised when my wife told me we were having a baby. I I was just surprised when my wife told me we were having a baby. I was like, Wow, that's awesome. You're going to make a great single mom. — Brian Posehn
When Single Sayings By Elizabeth Wurtzel: After all, as it says on a needlepoint sampler or throw pillow or the occasional After all, as it says on a needlepoint sampler or throw pillow or the occasional bumper sticker: Good girls go to heaven, but bad girls go everywhere. In high heels. Or mules by Manolo Blahnik, the strappy, tangly kind that give you blisters. And when their feet start to hurt, they bitch about it a lot, until someone agrees to carry them home. Bad girls understand that there is no point in being good and suffering in silence. What good has good ever done? We women still only make seventy-one cents, on average, for every man's dollar. We still have to listen to studies telling us that a single woman over the age of 35 had best avoid airplanes because she is more likely to die in a terrorist attack than get married. — Elizabeth Wurtzel
When Single Sayings By Brahmrishi Vishvatma Bawra: By changing a single thought, we begin to uplift ourselves and our communities. We must By changing a single thought, we begin to uplift ourselves and our communities. We must cultivate noble thinking. When we harbor thoughts that are acquisitive, selfish, and divisive, based in fear and greed, our actions will lead to our own downfall and harm society. The purpose of our human life is to implement practices that uplift us and help society. — Brahmrishi Vishvatma Bawra
When Single Sayings By Leslie Ludy: When we are passionately in love with our Prince, we put Him above all elsenot When we are passionately in love with our Prince, we put Him above all else
not just in theory, but also practically, in every moment of our day-to-day lives. We do not live for the applause of heaven. Our longings are not for people's approval but only for more and more of Him. We are marked by an effortless, unshakable strength that is found in the presence of our perfect Lover. — Leslie Ludy
When Single Sayings By Antoine De Saint-Exupery: For millions of years flowers have been producing thorns. For millions of years sheep have For millions of years flowers have been producing thorns. For millions of years sheep have been eating them all the same. And it's not serious, trying to understand why flowers go to such trouble to produce thorns that are good for nothing? It's not important, the war between the sheep and the flowers? It's no more serious and more important than the numbers that fat red gentleman is adding up? Suppose I happen to know a unique flower, one that exists nowhere in the world except on my planet, one that a little sheep can wipe out in a single bite one morning, just like that, without even realizing what he'd doing - that isn't important? If someone loves a flower of which just one example exists among all the millions and millions of stars, that's enough to make him happy when he looks at the stars. He tells himself 'My flower's up there somewhere ... ' But if the sheep eats the flower, then for him it's as if, suddenly, all the stars went out. And that isn't important? — Antoine De Saint-Exupery
When Single Sayings By Zach Weinersmith: A natural monopoly is, in short, when a service or good is provided most efficiently A natural monopoly is, in short, when a service or good is provided most efficiently by a single provider. Tullock's claim is that a natural monopoly will (naturally) be run in an inefficient manner. If this is the case, government intervention may well be warranted. However, what if we consider the government of a geostate as having a natural monopoly over coercion? — Zach Weinersmith
When Single Sayings By Nancie Atwell: There is no more important homework than reading. Research shows that the highest achieving students There is no more important homework than reading. Research shows that the highest achieving students are those who devote leisure time to reading, even when the school day and year are only mid-length and homework isn't excessive. Recently, the largest-ever international study of reading found that the single most important predictor of academic success is the amount of time children spend reading books, more important even than economic or social status. And one of the few predictors of high achievement in math and science is the amount of time children devote to pleasure reading. — Nancie Atwell
When Single Sayings By George Bernard Shaw: When you loved me I gave you the whole sun and stars to play with. When you loved me I gave you the whole sun and stars to play with. I gave you eternity in a single moment, strength of the mountains in one clasp of your arms, and the volume of all the seas in one impulse of your soul. — George Bernard Shaw
When Single Sayings By AainaA-Ridtz: When once the Heart is awakened, every single moment 'in-time' is a treasure to beheld When once the Heart is awakened, every single moment 'in-time' is a treasure to beheld — AainaA-Ridtz
When Single Sayings By Martha Stewart: I had no idea when I went to college what I'd be doing. I took I had no idea when I went to college what I'd be doing. I took organic chemistry and did terribly, but I was good in English and art. I took many courses and participated in as many activities as I could. I learned a lot about every single thing. — Martha Stewart
When Single Sayings By Howie Carr: Scott Brown may be the last Republican to win a statewide fight in Massachusetts for Scott Brown may be the last Republican to win a statewide fight in Massachusetts for a very long time. He caught the machine flat-footed in January 2010 when he out-hustled Martha Coakley and stole the Senate seat Ted Kennedy held all those years. And since then, the Democrats haven't lost a single statewide fight. — Howie Carr
When Single Sayings By Ramachandra Guha: For perhaps the first time in public, he used the neutral 'Africans' instead of the For perhaps the first time in public, he used the neutral 'Africans' instead of the pejorative 'Kaffirs'. The change in language reflected a deeper change in his way of thinking about the world. When he first came to South Africa, Gandhi had pleaded for Indians to be distinguished from Africans, whom he then considered 'uncivilized'. Now, fifteen years later, he brought all races within a single ambit. They all had similar hopes, and would one day have the same rights. In the future, Indians and Africans would be absolutely free men, mingling with Boers and Britons in a nation where one's citizenship did not depend on the colour of one's skin. — Ramachandra Guha
When Single Sayings By Tim O'Brien: In battle, in a war, a soldier sees only a tiny fragment of what is In battle, in a war, a soldier sees only a tiny fragment of what is available to be seen. The soldier is not a photographic machine. He is not a camera. He registers, so to speak, only those few items that he is predisposed to register and not a single thing more. Do you understand this? So I am saying to you that after a battle each soldier will have different stories to tell, vastly different stories, and that when a was is ended it is as if there have been a million wars, or as many wars as there were soldiers. — Tim O'Brien
When Single Sayings By Deniz Gamze Erguven: If you are not a New Yorker, when you arrive there for the first time If you are not a New Yorker, when you arrive there for the first time you have the impression you grew up there because you've seen it in so many films. It's been filmed from every single angle and by so many different filmmakers that you know the streets, the sidewalks, the architecture, the cabs, the temper of the people. — Deniz Gamze Erguven
When Single Sayings By Chanakya: No deliberation made by a single person will be successful; the nature of the work No deliberation made by a single person will be successful; the nature of the work which a sovereign has to do is to be inferred from the consideration of both the visible and invisible causes. The clearance of doubts as to whatever is susceptible of two opinions, and the inference of the whole when only a part is seen is possible of decision only by ministers. Hence the king shall sit at deliberation with persons of wide intellect. — Chanakya
When Single Sayings By Andrew Ripp: Being an opener is easy because fans aren't expecting anything. However, when you go up Being an opener is easy because fans aren't expecting anything. However, when you go up there and blow their minds and they flip out that is such an unbelievable feeling, so you want to make sure you bring your everything, every single night to ensure that happens. — Andrew Ripp
When Single Sayings By L.A. Gilbert: Oh man, Alex. That's sad. Seriously, mate, go get yourself laid.""What?" He gave Baldrick a Oh man, Alex. That's sad. Seriously, mate, go get yourself laid."
"What?" He gave Baldrick a quick kiss on his little head
he didn't care how stupid he looked, he loved his ugly cat
and put him down on his kitty bed in the corner.
"Isn't that what single sad people do
get cats when they've given up on human companionship? — L.A. Gilbert
When Single Sayings By Jenni Ferrari-Adler: What does an introvert do when he's left alone? He stays alone. What does an introvert do when he's left alone? He stays alone. — Jenni Ferrari-Adler
When Single Sayings By Merce Cunningham: You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive.
Merce Cunningham
When Single Sayings By Joe Taslim: Having kids has been a turning point in my life because when I was still Having kids has been a turning point in my life because when I was still single, all I wanted was to impress beautiful girls. — Joe Taslim
When Single Sayings By Sue Grafton: Nothing wrong with being single when you can do as you please without objection or Nothing wrong with being single when you can do as you please without objection or complaint. The presence of the fur ball was icing on the cake. — Sue Grafton
When Single Sayings By Ruth Ware: There are days when I don't hear a single human voice, apart from the radio, There are days when I don't hear a single human voice, apart from the radio, and you know what? I quite like that. — Ruth Ware
When Single Sayings By Lori Rader-Day: Did he not know that there was a lower point, yet, when you had accepted Did he not know that there was a lower point, yet, when you had accepted your own fate but found yourself too weak to go through with it? The point at which you understood you had made not a single ripple in the pond, and neither would your loss. — Lori Rader-Day
When Single Sayings By Suraj Dahal: When you take the time to really know yourself - know your values, know your When you take the time to really know yourself - know your values, know your beliefs, know what is important to you - you can make the right choice, even when it's hard.We all have choices. We can choose our direction, every single day. — Suraj Dahal
When Single Sayings By Oscar Wilde: When I say that I am convinced of these things I speak with too much When I say that I am convinced of these things I speak with too much pride. Far off, like a perfect pearl, one can see the city of God. It is so wonderful that it seems as if a child could reach it in a summer's day. And so a child could. But with me and such as me it is different. One can realise a thing in a single moment, but one loses it in the long hours that follow with leaden feet. It is so difficult to keep 'heights that the soul is competent to gain.' We think in eternity, but we move slowly through time; and how slowly time goes with us who lie in prison I need not tell again, nor of the weariness and despair that creep back into one's cell, and into the cell of one's heart, with such strange insistence that one has, as it were, to garnish and sweep one's house for their coming, as for an unwelcome guest, or a bitter master, or a slave whose slave it is one's chance or choice to be. — Oscar Wilde
When Single Sayings By T.J. Klune: Life is all about chances. It's all about these little moments that add up to Life is all about chances. It's all about these little moments that add up to greatness. And there are times when you have to grab greatness by the balls and say, 'Hey! Greatness! I've got your nuts and you can't do a single godsdamn thing about it! — T.J. Klune
When Single Sayings By A.C. Williams: I don't think fireflies have friends. They seem to be singular bugs. They travel in I don't think fireflies have friends. They seem to be singular bugs. They travel in packs, I guess, because when you see one, usually you'll see others. but they're never flocking together, like gnats or hornets. They're individuals. They're independent. Maybe that's why I like them. They're okay by themselves. That and their butts glow green. And that's just cool. — A.C. Williams
When Single Sayings By Newt Gingrich: I don't know of a single economist who disagrees that when you raise the minimum I don't know of a single economist who disagrees that when you raise the minimum wage, you kill jobs for the poor. — Newt Gingrich
When Single Sayings By Elizabeth McCracken: I'm astounded by people who can listen to music when they write. I can only I'm astounded by people who can listen to music when they write. I can only assume that they have multi-track brains, while mine is decidedly single. — Elizabeth McCracken
When Single Sayings By Maureen Johnson: I read two mysteries a day when I was a kid. All of Agatha Christie, I read two mysteries a day when I was a kid. All of Agatha Christie, all of 'Sherlock Holmes.' I've seen every single British detective show ever made. — Maureen Johnson
When Single Sayings By Haruki Murakami: He didn't seem to have suffered. His face looked very peaceful. It was like - He didn't seem to have suffered. His face looked very peaceful. It was like - a windless day at the end of autumn, when a single leaf falls from a tree. But maybe that's not a good way to put it. — Haruki Murakami
When Single Sayings By Jacob Ruppert: When I was thirty and perhaps forty, I did not want a wife. It was When I was thirty and perhaps forty, I did not want a wife. It was too much fun being single. — Jacob Ruppert
When Single Sayings By Kathleen Cosgrove: He asked me about headaches, nausea, vision problems, and when I had my last period. He asked me about headaches, nausea, vision problems, and when I had my last period. This is apparently the single most vital piece of information concerning a woman's body. You are asked this question repeatedly and by every person at every doctor's visit from the time you're twelve until you're given your last rites. "I'm sorry," says the priest, "but before I can absolve you of all sin and allow you to go to heaven, you must first tell me the date of your last menstrual period. — Kathleen Cosgrove
When Single Sayings By Pablo Helguera: There seems to be this assumption that when we have "found ourselves" we have centered There seems to be this assumption that when we have "found ourselves" we have centered on one single version of who we can be. Why is the key to sincerity the pursuit of a single identity? Why is it assumed that our authenticity, whether personal or artistic, lies in "discovering" one single track? — Pablo Helguera
When Single Sayings By Richard Dawkins: The essential quality that an entity needs, if it is to become an effective gene The essential quality that an entity needs, if it is to become an effective gene vehicle, is this. It must have an impartial exit channel into the future, for all the genes inside it. This is true of an individual wolf. The channel is the thin stream of sperms, or eggs, which it manufactures by meiosis. It is not true of the pack of wolves. Genes have something to gain from selfishly promoting the welfare of their own individual bodies, at the expense of other genes in the wolf pack. A bee-hive, when it swarms, appears to reproduce by broad-fronted budding, like a wolf pack. But if we look more carefully we find that, as far as the genes are concerned, their destiny is largely shared. The future of the genes in the swarm is, at least to a large extent, lodged in the ovaries of one queen. This is why - it is just another way of expressing the message of earlier chapters - the bee colony looks and behaves like a truly integrated single vehicle. — Richard Dawkins
When Single Sayings By Mindy Kaling: You should never have to say hello or goodbye. Even at work sometimes, and I You should never have to say hello or goodbye. Even at work sometimes, and I know this is very unpopular, is that if I'm going to work every single day, I don't think you should have to hug people hello every single day when you come to work. I saw you Monday! — Mindy Kaling
When Single Sayings By David Hoffmeister: There is nothing left to seek for in this world when it can be exchanged There is nothing left to seek for in this world when it can be exchanged for another one. No thought of gain or loss, winning or losing, success or failure ever had any meaning. Fantasy is not real and dreaming is not Being One. You are ready to Awaken to Oneness. And as you awaken the whole world awakens as well. For the world was never more than a misperception. As perception becomes whole, the single mind sees only wholeness. At last you are ready to see with Inner Vision, and you realize that physical sight was nothing but the illusion of being in the dark. The Light has come and it is time to rejoice! It is time! — David Hoffmeister
When Single Sayings By Denis Leary: If you want a long-term relationship that doesn't require a lot of work, I say, If you want a long-term relationship that doesn't require a lot of work, I say, get a dog. They love you no matter what. But when it comes to humans, there's no secret; you really have to appreciate the person every single day. — Denis Leary
When Single Sayings By Semir Zeki: I view all art as an effort to translate brain concepts into a work. These I view all art as an effort to translate brain concepts into a work. These brain concepts are synthetic ones - the result of many experiences. But a single work of art, or even a series of works, more often than not cannot translate these synthetic concepts adequately. Yves Saint Laurent once said that he suffered greatly when creating. He is not alone in that. Most artists do the same and say as much. — Semir Zeki
When Single Sayings By Ian Fleming: In the centre of Bond was a hurricane-room, the kind of citadel found in old-fashioned In the centre of Bond was a hurricane-room, the kind of citadel found in old-fashioned houses in the tropics. These rooms are small, strongly built cells in the heart of the house, in the middle of the ground floor and sometimes dug down into its foundations. To this cell the owner and his family retire if the storm threatens to destroy the house, and they stay there until the danger is past. Bond went to his hurricane room only when the situation was beyond his control and no other possible action could be taken. Now he retired to this citadel, closed his mind to the hell of noise and violent movement, and focused on a single stitch in the back of the seat in front of him, waiting with slackened nerves for whatever fate had decided for B. E. A. Flight No. 130. — Ian Fleming
When Single Sayings By Ram Shriram: I remember when AOL was small and they were growing like mad. Consumers were coming I remember when AOL was small and they were growing like mad. Consumers were coming on in droves because they made it easy to connect to the Internet. That was the single biggest innovation of AOL; when grandmas were signing up, AOL had arrived. — Ram Shriram
When Single Sayings By Tessa Dare: Pistols, please," she said, once they'd all returned. She traded her bow and arrow for Pistols, please," she said, once they'd all returned. She traded her bow and arrow for a single-barreled weapon.

Each lady in line lifted a similar firearm and held it in braced, outstretched arms, staring down her respective bull's-eye. When Susanna cocked her pistol, the others followed suit. The chorus of clicks raced down Bram's spine.

"I find this scene wildly arousing," Colin murmured, echoing Bram's own thoughts. "Is that wrong?"

"If it is, I can promise you company in hell."

His cousin made an amused sound. "And you thought we have nothing in common."

Susanna leveled her pistol and took aim. "One... Two..."

Crack. — Tessa Dare
When Single Sayings By Jason Mott: Then he leaned over and kissed his wife, holding his breath as if it could Then he leaned over and kissed his wife, holding his breath as if it could hold the moment, as well, as if this single kiss could keep his wife and family and everything he loved from ever coming to harm, from ever leaving him alone. "What was that for?" Connie asked when their lips finally separated... "For everything I don't know how to say with words. — Jason Mott
When Single Sayings By Hume Nisbet: When a man devotes himself body and spirit to a single object, if he has When a man devotes himself body and spirit to a single object, if he has training and aptitude, no matter how mediocre he may be in ordinary affairs, he will produce something so nearly akin to a work of genius as to deceive half the judges who think themselves competent to decide between genius and talent.
("The Phantom Model") — Hume Nisbet
When Single Sayings By Carol Leifer: When you're single again, at the beginning you're very optimistic and you say, 'I want When you're single again, at the beginning you're very optimistic and you say, 'I want to meet someone who's really smart, really sweet, really sensitive.' And six months later you're like, 'Lord, any mammal with a day job. — Carol Leifer
When Single Sayings By Jean-Jacques Rousseau: And when the relics of humanity left among the Spaniards induced them to forbid their And when the relics of humanity left among the Spaniards induced them to forbid their lawyers to set foot in America, what must they have thought of jurisprudence? May it not be said that they thought, by this single expedient, to make reparation for all the outrages they had committed against the unhappy Indians? — Jean-Jacques Rousseau
When Single Sayings By Ayelet Waldman: In the end the real wealth of the Hungarian Jewish community had not been packed In the end the real wealth of the Hungarian Jewish community had not been packed in crates and boxes and loaded onto that train. What is the value to a daughter of a single pair of Sabbath candlesticks passed down from her mother and grandmother before her, generation behind generation, for a hundred, even a thousand, years? Beyond price, beyond measure. And what of ten thousand pairs of similar candlesticks, when all the grandmothers, mothers, and daughters are dead? No more than the smelted weight of the silver. The wealth of the Jews of Hungary, of all of Europe, was to be found not in the laden boxcars of the Gold Train but in the grandmothers and mothers and daughters themselves, in the doctors and lawyers, the grain dealers and psychiatrists, the writers and artists who had created a culture of sophistication, of intellectual and artistic achievement. And that wealth, everything of real value, was all but extinguished. — Ayelet Waldman
When Single Sayings By Colleen Hoover: The fact that Ridge has been honest in his conversations with me is not something The fact that Ridge has been honest in his conversations with me is not something he did wrong. The fact that he has feelings for me also isn't wrong, when you know exactly how much he's fought those feelings. People can't control matters of the heart, Warren.
They can only control their actions, which is exactly what Ridge did. He lost control once for ten seconds, but after that, every single time temptation reared its ugly head, he walked in the other direction. The only thing Ridge has done wrong is fail to delete his messages, because by doing so, he failed to protect Maggie. He failed to protect her from the harsh truth that people don't get to choose who they fall in love with. They only get to choose who they stay in love with." I look up at the ceiling and blink back tears. "He was choosing to stay in love with her, Warren. Why can't she see that? This will kill him so much more than it's killing her. — Colleen Hoover
When Single Sayings By Augusten Burroughs: I loved most when his eyelashes twitched and he blinked, and suddenly happiness was there I loved most when his eyelashes twitched and he blinked, and suddenly happiness was there inside his eyes. Unmistakable. Like a single word printed on a clean white page. — Augusten Burroughs
When Single Sayings By Elie Wiesel: Whoever came to see Rebbe Shmelke with outstretched palms left bearing a gift. one day, Whoever came to see Rebbe Shmelke with outstretched palms left bearing a gift. one day, when he had not a single piece of change, he gave a beggar a ring he saw lying on the table. It belonged to his wife, who, when she heard the story, complained loudly: "How could you, didn't you know this was a valuable ring, a diamond ring?"
Whereupon Shmelke ran out of the house in pursuit of the beggar, shouting: "Friend, listen, that ring is valuable! Don't let the jeweler cheat you! You mustn't sell it too cheap! — Elie Wiesel
When Single Sayings By Richard Branson: Look, I think that when we started Virgin Atlantic 30 years ago, we had one Look, I think that when we started Virgin Atlantic 30 years ago, we had one 747 competing with the airlines that had an average of 300 planes each. Every single one of those have gone bankrupt because they didn't have customer service. They had might, but they didn't have customer service, so customer service is everything in the end. — Richard Branson