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Most important, I hope you’ll see hazard only in those storm-clouds where it exists and live life more fully in the clear skies between them.

    — Gavin de Becker, from The Gift of Fear

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If ever you write an account, Watson, you can make rabbits serve your turn.

    — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, from “The Adventure of the Norwood Builder” in The Return of Sherlock Holmes

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“We look forward to getting you back.”

    — Chuck Palahniuk, from Fight Club

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The Cossacks rowed swiftly over the waters in the narrow two-ruddered skiffs, dipping the oars in smooth rhythm, carefully skirting the sandbanks from which frightened birds fluttered, and they remembered their Ataman.

    — Nikolai Gogol, from Taras Bulba, trans. Peter Constantine

But when their infants were fractious and quite beyond control, they would quiet them by telling how, if they didn’t hush them and not fret them, the terrible grey Badger would up and get them. This was a base libel on Badger, who, though he cared little about Society, was rather fond of children; but it never failed to have its full effect.

    — Kenneth Grahame, from The Wind in The Willows

It’s me.

    — Kate DiCamillo, from The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

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