1001 Inspiring Quotes about Him

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Him quotes

He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God’s providence to lead him aright.

— Blaise Pascal

You can’t dwell on what might have been…and it’s not fair to condemn him for something he hasn’t done.

— Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped

Man, me and Biggie were the biggest artists in New York. When he passed, I was so messed up. My attitude was messed up about him dying. There was an East-West thing back then, and I was in war mode.

— Nas

He was never able to properly explain what happened to him that day. But he stopped being happy.

— Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove

For me the saddest thing was that these animals smelled the brokenness in him – the human defect – and kept away.

— Alice Sebold

Why hasn’t anyone killed him yet?”“Dumb luck, ” Wit said. “In that I’m lucky you’re all so dumb.

— Brandon Sanderson, Words of Radiance

She pushed a finger against his shoulder, pushing him so he was flat on his back on the bed. “Now behave yourself and I’ll show you how much fun I can be.

— Avery Flynn, Bang

Eena worried to Ian in her thoughts. (You’re not going to let him walk away thinking what I think he’s thinking, are you?)(You won’t change his mind. The evidence is a little suggestive. You should have just stayed behin

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Eena, The Two Sisters

She told him that he had the most beautiful voice she’d ever heard, that it sounded like whiskey and wood smoke.

— Dennis Lehane, Mystic River

Because a thing seems difficult to a man does not means it is impossible for another to accomplish. Don’t talk him out of his dream…….during discussion a group discussion. 2009

— ANIKOR Daniel

Because he tells me. All the fucking time. I’m precious to him and I know it because he shows me and he tells me. It’s beautiful. It’s real. It’s right.

— Kristen Ashley, Own the Wind

The man who looks for security even in the mind is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble.

— Henry Miller

That weekend my people brought home a big eared gray scrawny kit.He was so loud and annoying that I did not like him one bit.

— Melinda K. Trotter, Spice Cat Wishes for a Buddy

For him any wine dated before four o’clock in the afternoon is vintage.

— Elmer Pasta

Should I tell him that I think dreams never die even when they’re dead?

— Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star

pride was i am the fine simple causeto be focus of the man who loved many sources those werehis focus . i lived in falsehood likean unknown and loved him all alone

— litymunshi

She fantasized sometimes too about killing him a little: a little poison in his pudding, a little flick-flick-flick with a fillet knife at his throat.

— Shannon Celebi, Small Town Demons

I put fear into the eyes of a member of the Mafia. I’m doing well, she thought, now keep him scared.

— Wendy Ely, Dangerous Flames

But with Dimitri, I never felt like I had to be anything more what I already was. I didn’t have to entertain him or think up jokes or even flirt. It was enough to just be together, to be completely comfortable in each other’s presence..

— Richelle Mead, Shadow Kiss

It struck him that the true characteristic thing about modern life was not its cruelty and insecurity, but simply its bareness, its dinginess, its listlessness.

— George Orwell, 1984

My husband has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years, and I owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim.

— Queen Elizabeth II

The White Whale swam before him as the monomaniac incarnation of all those malicious agencies which some deep men feel eating them, till they are left living with half a heart and half a lung.

— Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, The Whale

Then he was sorry for the great fish… How many people will he feed?.. But are they worthy to eat him? No, of course, not. There is no one worthy of eating him from the manner of his behavior and his great dignity.

— Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

He leaned heavily on the desk now, as if danger had strengthened him before and its lack now made him weak.

— Kristin Cashore, Graceling

But you’re right about one thing: he’s my best friend. I know him very well, and no matter what he said or did tonight, I’ve never seen him act this way with another girl. No one, ” he repeated, “except you.

— Mirella Muffarotto, Soccer Sweetheart

Because a fellow has failed once or twice or a dozen times you don’t want to set him down as a failure till he’s dead or loses his courage-and that’s the same thing.

— George Horace Lorimer

Oh, Creator! Can monsters exist in the sight of him who alone knows how they were invented, how they invented themselves, and how they might not have invented themselves?

— Charles Baudelaire

I looked up and beyond him again, focusing in on the horror that swords, arrows, clubs, and staffs left behind on human flesh. The open wounds. The blood, The brokenness. The inglorious remains of war.

— Lisa Tawn Bergren, Bourne

Perhaps he knew, there in the grass by the waters, that he had before him an immense journey.

— Loren Eiseley, The Immense Journey

He was himself a case in point, and perhaps not a rare one, for his spirit, it seemed, had been burned out of him but he was yet walking.

— Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain

I thrice presented him a kingly crown. Which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition?

— William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

She looked at him and felt a dagger pierce her heart, then she felt a warm chocolate feeling swallow her senses.

— Isabelle Hardesty, Legends of the Dragon Vol. 1

Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days.

— Flannery O’Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

His smile is a stranger resting on a haunted face, only coming out for poisons turning him into a ghost.

— Craig Stone, The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord in his wisdom didn’t work that way. So I just stole one and asked him to forgive me.

— Emo Philips

Tolkien, lucky man, had protected a realm of his own invention to which he could flee. Robert Graves, embittered by battle, writes: The child alone a poet is: Spring and Fairyland are his… Wisdom made him old and wary banishing his Lords of Faery

— Philip Zaleski, The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams

The aim of the climb is not intellectual satisfaction. The aim is worship. God gets more honor when we worship on the basis of what we know about him than he gets if we worship on the basis of what we don’t know.

— John Piper, Does God Desire All to Be Saved?

It’s like it ain’t so much what a fellow does, but it’s the way the majority of folks is looking at him when he does it.

— William Faulkner, As I Lay Dying

Liam recoiled as if I’d hoofed him in the danglies.

— Jocelyn Adams, Shadowborn

Now that this destiny was about to happen, every instinct within him fought against it, realizing he had been fetishizing suicide.

— Thomm Quackenbush, Danse Macabre (Night’s Dream, #2)

Of the twelve companions of Thorin, ten remained. Fili and Kili had fallen defending him with shield and body, for he was their mother’s elder brother.

— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Viktor Frankl the Concentration camp survivalist said no matter how much mental or physical abuse had been given nobody could cause him to think about anything he didn’t want to think about”― Bob Proctor

— Bob Proctor

You didn’t have to go to the fireworks with him. Or – or let him fondle you.””Fondle?” Raisa raised her eyebrows, “When did I mention fondling?

— Cinda Williams Chima, The Exiled Queen

Debate… as much you go and debate… you will spend more than 1 hour to shake his opinion and few more hours to make him to change his opinion. (I Know the result… I know the fact – So what next?)

— Deyth Banger

Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun: But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. And all that cometh is vanity.

— Compton Gage

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

— Anonymous, Holy Bible: New International Version

When our son’s autism was diagnosed at the age of 2, there was no clear prognosis. We didn’t even know if he’d ever learn to talk. But we found talented people to work with him and he improved, slowly at first and then more rapidly.

— Claire Scovell LaZebnik

I want him to love me as much as I love him.

— L.J. Smith, The Awakening

I fear no fate for l am radiant with lightI win regardless with Jesus in me , For l am in him He is in me

— Sikhwetha maanda

That sense of a life in natural objects, which in most poetry is but a rhetorical artifice, was, then, in Wordsworth the assertion of what was for him almost literal fact.

— Walter Pater

I’ve loved him for a decade. And I had him for one day before I made a complete and utter mess of things. Or he did. I’m still not sure about that.

— Sarah MacLean, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake

He gives me the hairy eyeball, and asks me to help him find his pancreas.

— A. Lee Martinez

Four young men in motorcycle jackets… set upon the man in khaki shorts and beat him unconscious with his own sandwich board.

— Stephen King, The Stand

The sudden loss of her father was like living with a wound that would never heal, yet her memories of him were fading more and more every day.

— Frank Beddor, Seeing Redd

You’re fucking special and if I want to act all possessive over you when some stupid art guy hits on you right in front of me, I’m going to. Either that or I’m going to have Ethan chase him down right now so I can punch him in the face.

— Jessica Sorensen, The Forever of Ella and Micha

I’d rather put up a fucking good fight than provide him with dinner.

— Isabelle Rowan, Ink

To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms she speaks A various language.

— William Cullen Bryant

Lindsey imagined him looking like a model in his business clothes, shopping for toilet parts for her. Perfect. What girl wouldn’t want a smokin’ hot guy associating her with toilet parts?

— Tracy March, Should’ve Said No

Despair filled his skull even more tightly than his own brain. All around him cars filled with normal people perfectly unaware of the disease turning Perry’s body inside out. Fucking normal people.

— Scott Sigler, Infected

Though he wouldn’t take it or offer it back, she gave. She squeezed it into him and held it there. She accepted him. She loved him in his wretchedness, kissed his ragged cheek, and called him /father./

— A.S. Peterson, Fiddler’s Green

He loved me and I would rather have him become one with me than disappear from my life. Then I’d never have to be away from him ever again. He said I was important to him. So why did he leave me? How could he leave me?

— Hitomi Kanehara, Snakes and Earrings

If a friend is in trouble don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.

— Edgar Watson Howe

If they gave him an enema, he could be buried in a matchbox.

— Anonymous

It seemed to him there was never much time with women. Before you could look at one twice, you were into an argument, and they were telling you what was going to happen.

— Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

Every notary carries about inside him the debris of a poet.

— Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

Now, if you asked him what he was going to do with himself, he’d tell you he guessed he might do anything he set his mind to. But he’d say it in a far-off way, as if he didn’t really mean it or care much at all.

— Jennifer Niven, American Blonde

As long as man has pride, he will appear unattractive and no one will be attracted to him. He may have a handsome face, his pride makes him unattractive.

— Dada Bhagwan

I admired him more than anyone but I didn’t wish him well. It was that I preferred him to me and wanted to be him. I coveted his talents, face, style. I wanted to wake up with them all transferred to me.

— Hanif Kureishi, The Buddha of Suburbia

She’d taken one look at him the first time they’d met and it was like her body had just erupted into a ball of heat and hunger.

— Katie Reus, Chasing Danger

What I really want to tell him is to pick up that baby of his and hold her tight, to set the moon on the edge of her crib and to hang her name up in the stars.

— Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

A friend told me that one day he and I would be rich and famous. I told him that I’d trade my half of the fame, for his half of the money.

— Quentin R. Bufogle

Remember the Morning Star, ” he enjoined. But I didn’t tell him about Tegg, whose face was the starry void itself…

— Paul Christensen, The Heretic Emperor

To own a man’s heart is to own him for life.

— Nancy Glynn

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and will to carry on.” Walter Lippmann.

— Ignatius Fernandez

She blushed and so did he. She greeted him in a faltering voice, and he spoke to her without knowing what he was saying.

— Voltaire, Candide

Do you believe in an afterlife?” the gunslinger asked him as Brown dropped three ears of hot corn onto his plate.Brown nodded. “I think this is it.

— Stephen King

For we know that our old self was crucified with him so the the body of sin might be brought to nothing, that we should no longer be enslaved to sin.

— Romans 6:6

These are fountains of salvation that they who thirst may be satisfied with the living words they contain. In these alone is proclaimed the doctrine of godliness. Let no man add to these, neither let him take out from these.

— Athanasius

Curiosity – if not desire, if not plain kindness – might have led him to greater zeal.

— Geraldine Brooks, The Secret Chord

Your eyes, ‘ Asha grunted as he looked at him briefly. ‘Turn them off.’ He clicked his fingers and Blitzen’s eyes blinked and when they opened only the whites of his eyes were visible, all he could see was darkness.

— Keisha Keenleyside, The Spirit Master

Her fingers clutched him now, and her body writhed with a frustration he knew all too well. He wanted her. Now. Here.

— Madeline Martin, Highland Spy

And there was that trick he did with time, making it speed up when we were together and drag til I saw him again.

— Francine Prose, Goldengrove

We lie to God in prayer if we do not rely on him afterwards.

— Robert Leighton

… there was no need for him to hasten towards the attainment of a happiness already captured and held in a safe place, which would not escape his grasp again.

— Marcel Proust, Swann’s Way

God in human form made of God’s light is seen. By human, it is meant that a man may be a devotee of Jesus. God in the form of Jesus, made of God’s light, will come out from his body, stand before him and talk with him.

— Dr Dipak Kumar Pramanik

He had a semicircle tattoo with an indecent word on the back of his head, suggesting all people around him to leave him alone – in a much more impolite manner.

— Alexandra Engellmann, Sky Ghosts: All for One

He had never smoked but then had he ever loved? Life made him love and love made him smoke.

— Faraaz Kazi

Other young women were more than kind when it came to teaching him the basics of makeup artistry, but he did not like the idea of foundation, knowing enough alchemy to realize it had historically been made with lead and mercury.

— Thomm Quackenbush, Flies to Wanton Boys

Tell me the story..About how the sun loved the moon so much..That she died every night..Just to let him breathe…

— Hanako Ishii

Everything that makes man feel that mystery envelops him makes him more intelligent.

— Nicolás Gómez Dávila

Put McCall and I together and nothing can stop us.” …That’s what he wanted. A woman to stand by him and conquer whatever they set their mind to.

— Robin Bielman, Risky Surrender

Would somebody please tell him whose idea it had been to kill the entire state of Colorado?

— Justin Cronin, The Twelve

We approach people the same way we approach our cars. We take the poor kid to a doctor and ask, What’s wrong with him, how much will it cost, and when can I pick him up?

— James Hillman

Forgive my brother, ” Camira apologized. “We don’t normally let him out of his cage when guests are present.

— Brandon Mull, Keys to the Demon Prison

To talk about God, except in the context of prayer, is to take His name in vain.One may, indeed, talk to a child about God, but this is on a par with telling him that he was brought to his mother by a stork.

— Ferdinand Ebner

That’s how it felt – that the loss of him had a life of its own. I lived with it as I could have lived with him. Some nights it was quiet and sometimes it pounded on my door.

— Kimberly Novosel, Loved

As he walked, the sad faded leaves were driven pitilessly around him by the wind, and under the mingling influences of autumn and evening, a craving for the quietude of the grave … overtook him with unwanted intensity.

— Georges Rodenbach, Bruges-La-Morte

A person’s mental capacity can enable him or her to become a vigorous human being because he or she will be persistent to tolerate a lot of physical or mental weight that are loaded upon him or her.

— Saaif Alam

For an age we stood there like that, me holding him by the collar of his jacket and kissing him for all I was worth, him standing there, hands up like I was frisking him with no idea what to do about it.It. Was. Awesome.

— Rosemary Clement-Moore, Spirit and Dust

Lucifer spoke thus. Pride took him from heaven, though he sat at God’s right hand.’ Her voice grew faint, the hint of a whisper. ‘In the end pride is the only evil, the root of all sins.”Pride is all I have.

— Mark Lawrence, Prince of Thorns

If Heaven made him earth can find some use for him.

— Chinese proverb

For him (LBJ) food was not an indulgence but and intoxicant, an object he reached for to fill a gaping void, one he could never fill up.

— Jonathan Darman, Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America

My granddaddy on my momma’s side, he was a romantic. He loved love songs. Every Valentine’s Day, I remember him buying a red carnation for my grandmomma, my momma and my sister. That was something you could count on every year.

— Josh Turner

Physician, heal thyself: then wilt thou also heal thy patient. Let it be his best cure to see with his eyes him who maketh himself whole.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

He did touch people’s lives, the lives of strangers, in an entirely unanticipated way. It was they who really mourned him – or what they thought was him – with a grief that was no less sharp for not being intimate with its object.

— Donna Tartt, The Secret History

Nick shook his head and found to his surprise that he did have tears left after all. He wasn’t surprised by a talking cat. The world was crumbling around him and anything could happen.

— Garth Nix, Abhorsen

In dealing with others, man is inherently a slave to his preconceptions, to the stereotypes he became familiar with that made life easier for him to comprehend.

— Janvier Chouteu-Chando, The Girl on the Trail

My stress resulted from not knowing God, not trusting him with my whole heart, seeking peace and purpose from the world instead of from him, and from being so afraid of change that I would rather suffer than obey.

— Tracie Miles, Stressed-Less Living: Finding God’s Peace in Your Chaotic World

I couldn’t reach him from here even if I tried.

— Yōko Ogawa, The Diving Pool: Three Novellas

Did you talk to him about it?””Oh, sure. Nothing happened, yadda yadda. The usual. But my maydar went off like crazy.””Maydar?””As in, he may be thinking about super hot sex with her. Like radar, only not as sure.

— Rachel Caine, Drama Queen’s Last Dance

He’s dozed off again, but I kiss him awake, which seems to startle him. Then he smiles as if he’d be happy to lie there gazing at me forever.

— Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

God really performs the miracle of multiplying our time, but only if we give it to him first.

— Peter Kreeft, Prayer for Beginners

What she did not tell him balanced neatly with what she did.

— Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies

What distinguished him in a moment of crisis was his self-command.

— T.J. Stiles, The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

My stomach knotted up as heat surged through me. Why did I feel like melting every time I saw him, or heard him talk? “Stop that right now.” I blushed. “I know what you’re doing, Jace, and it’s not going to work.”Jace and Charlie.

— J.L. Clayton, A Spark of Magic

My mother had taught shorthand and typing to support us since my father died, and secretly she hated it and hated him for dying and leaving no money because he didn’t trust life insurance salesmen.

— Sylvia Plath

Trust should be like the feeling of a one year old babywhen you throw him in the air, he laughsbecause he knows you will catch him;

— Abhishek Thakore

How did you kill the Ashman in the forest last year?”“I shot him with an arrow.”“What kind of arrow?”“A sharp one.”Nate rolled his eyes. “Really, dude? A sharp one?

— Chelsea Fine, Awry

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.

— Deb Baker, Murder Passes the Buck

I don’t know who tried to teach him what to do in the bedroom, but it must have been a furniture salesman.

— Alice Walker, The Color Purple

And finally, she saw him smile. It chased the shadows from his face and made him a boy again. It was a smile that a woman could grow to yearn for.

— Joss Alexander, Tainted Innocence

You know what I think? Fate! That’s what it is fate! There’s a thing that comes after a fellow:got a name, but I forgot what it is. Creeps up behind him, and puts him in the basket when he ain’t expecting it.

— Georgette Heyer, Friday’s Child

No, no, don’t let my vulnerable heart share in this sacrifice to lust! Let him disgust me before pleasing me! Let him be what others have been, an instrument that I can break before becoming the echoes of its vibration.

— Rachilde, Monsieur Venus: A Materialist Novel

I could still feel the ghost of him hovering in the quiet, dark recess of my heart. It was as if he was just waiting for me to be lonely, or to let my guard down, so that he could surface and fill my mind again with thoughts of him.

— Colleen Houck

If I had seen pictures of people eating each other on the wall, I would’ve told him I was into cannibalism.

— Chelsea Handler, My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands

I hate my body Hate what it remembers. Hate what it let him do.

— Cheryl Rainfield, Stained

Whether the woman shares the man’s passion or not, whether she is willing or unwilling to satisfy it, she always repulses him and defends herself, though not always with the same vigour, and therefore not always with the same success.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile or On Education

The fact had become as invisible to him as someone on Earth thinking about being held to a spinning celestial object by nothing more than mass, shielded from the fusion reaction of the sun by only distance and air.

— James S.A. Corey, Cibola Burn

Of course, the fact that Dostoevsky can tell a juicy story isn’t enough to make him great. If it were, Judith Krantz and John Grisham would be great fiction writers, and by any but the most commercial standards they’re not even very good.

— David Foster Wallace, Consider the Lobster and Other Essays

There was nothing more I wanted to do than to see my dad react well to my music. I still do. I send him my demos all the time.

— Dan Reynolds

Be careful of him Dai, whether you agree with me or not that boy is a time bomb just waiting to explode, and when he does he’s going hit everyone in his way including you . . . or especially you.– Benjirou Uie warning Dai about Kane from “Game Boys

— Rochelle H. Ragnarok, Game Boys

Did she want him as badly as he wanted her? Did she realize he was slowly going insane for wanting her?

— Samantha Chase, Jordan’s Return

I call him free who is led solely by reason.

— Baruch Spinoza

A surge of emotion washed over him, took him under. He was helpless against it, flailing, gasping for air. Drowning in her.

— Hanna Martine, Drowning in Fire

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

I made a note to talk to him about soft drinks. Those beverages are not healthy.from counting by 7s (not listed in drop-down)

— Holly Goldberg Sloan

Maybe if she’d invited him into the forest all those years ago, things would have ended differently. But she doubted it. Darkness grew where it would and took what it wanted. It staked its claim and never let go.And no one could pry you free of it.

— Carrie Ryan, Slasher Girls & Monster Boys

It wasn’t him speaking. It was panic, anger, fear, and confusion. But how could he show it on the outside? Men are supposed to be fearless.

— Tomasz Chrusciel, Illusive Intrusion

How satisfying will it be to know that no matter what happens to your relationship and no matter where or with whom he ends up in his life that you taught him everything he knows…? Catty? Maybe, but that’s a fun thought.

— Roberto Hogue, Real Secrets of Sex: A Women’s Guide on How to Be Good in Bed

It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.

— John Locke

On opening night, standing under the Rogers’s marquee, [Lin] realized that if Eliza’s struggle was the element of Hamilton’s story that had inspired him the most, then the show itself was a part of her legacy.

— Jeremy McCarter, Hamilton: The Revolution

The wind picks up, but instead of putting his sweatshirt back on, he just fits the hood over his head. As he walks forward, it billows behind him like a cape.

— Robin Roe, A List of Cages

My father insisted I eat red meat. ‘You’ll lose your brain without food, ‘ he said. A meal to him without beef was starvation.

— Hannah Lillith Assadi, Sonora

Do you really think anyone needs some kind of notarized statement saying ‘Dear Saint Peter, here’s another stiff, pass him through the gates, signed, Father McGonnigill.’…’PS: He once had a hot dog on a Friday, but don’t hold that against him.’

— P.N. Elrod

If Erik existed and lived life in despair, We wish him to know we are here and we care.

— E.A. Bucchianeri, Phantom Phantasia: Poetry for the Phantom of the Opera Phan

I’m not trouble at all. I’m just a guy trying to get a girl to give him the time of day. I’m like every song on the radio.

— Hailey Abbott, Boy Crazy

A boy is a magical creature – you can lock him out of your workshop, but you can’t lock him out of your heart.

— Allan Beck

I want him everywhere. I burn for him in places he hasn’t even touched.

— Amanda Bouchet, A Promise of Fire

He’s really jealous, Ybon said rather weakly. Just have him meet me, Oscar said. I make all boyfriends feel better about themselves.

— Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

You know, I put my little brother in the movies and he’s still in the pictures. My mother makes me put him in the pictures.

— Sam Raimi

…the quickest, efficient, least expensive way to educate a man is to make it painful for him when he is wrong, the same as with any other animal.

— James Jones

A man’s gift will give him freeway in the world

— Sunday Adelaja

Something—he wondered later if it was simply his youth—something that had weighed upon him until that moment broke off him, the way a piece of rock slides slowly into the sea and disappears in a spray of foam.

— Patrick Modiano, Une jeunesse

He leaned upon her as if there was no other support anywhere in the world, and she held him as if she would undertake no other task for all eternity.

— Sharon Shinn, Angelica

Somehow he had catapulted himself beyond the world’s value system. But this very fact lay upon him an awesome responsibility to maintain the illusions of other men.

— E.L. Doctorow, Ragtime

Nothing so removes a man from his inner, mysterious, real life, nothing makes him so deaf and dumb as the picture of these petty passions and petty crimes which calls itself the world of politics.

— Vladimir Odoyevsky

He jokingly thought that this guy fancied himself some kind of Jedi knight, waiting for him to say, ‘these are not the droids you’re looking for.

— Wendy Owens, Sacred Bloodlines

It was unnerving. She’d looked at him and had the uncontrollable urge to weep. Thus far she’d managed to control her emotions. Thank God. She didn’t even want to imagine what he would think of her if she started weeping for absolutely no reason.

— Debbie Macomber, The Trouble with Angels

Who but the Christian, among the religions of the world and throughout time, worships a God who loves him so much that he died an agonizing and wretched death to pay for his sins?

— Ron Brackin

The society that embraced him continued to prosper by stressing the family unit and their close-knit community. Hers prospered by forcigng independence and self-sufficiency.

— Sarah Price, Fields of Corn

The most exquisite pleasure in the practice of medicine comes from nudging a layman in the direction of terror, then bringing him back to safety again.

— Kurt Vonnegut Jr., God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

The granting of prayer when offered in the name of Jesus reveals the Father’s love to him and the honor which he has put upon him.

— Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Seeing him again had been a gut punch.

— Tan Redding, A Banquet Of Crumbs

Did I hear things, or can that little dog speak?” said Dibbler.“He says he can’t, ” said Victor.Dibbler hesitated. The excitement was unhinging him a little. “Well, ” he said, “I suppose he should know.

— Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures

When I think of Tao, I think of the artist Bob Ross and his famous painting techniques. I can hear him say, “It’s your tree, you can make it look any way you want to.

— Sheila Burke

A free America… means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.

— Frank Lloyd Wright

Supercomputer pioneer Seymour Cray used to deliberately hire for inexperience because it brought him people who “do not usually know what’s supposed to be impossible.

— Eric Schmidt, How Google Works

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.

— Martin Luther

Great dad. Yeah, he would ask me for money on birthdays and, you know, inappropriate times. And I just wrote him off like, ‘You’re not a father.’ I just learned you cannot emotionally invest in people who are not attainable.

— Drew Barrymore

Dear Skeezie, Today I ran after a boy as he was trying to get away. I tackled him and we both landed in the mud. Do you think I appeared desperate?-Joe Bunch

— James Howe, The Misfits

Their gazes locked and held for a long beat, like maybe he was taking her pulse from across the room, absorbing the fact that she was drenched and breathless. The corners of his mouth twitched. She’d amused him again.

— Jill Shalvis

What are we doing to each other? Because I know that I am doing to him exactly what he is doing to me. We are sometimes so happy, and never in our lives have we known more unhappiness.

— Graham Greene, The End of the Affair

To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from society. I am not solitary whilst I read and write, though nobody is with me. But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature and Selected Essays

What?” Jace was still staring at her as if she’d told him she’d found one of the Silent Brothers doing nude cartwheels in the hallway.

— Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.

— Sigmund Freud, Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis

Sorry to hear about your Dad.”He shrugged. “He was seventy, and we always told him fast food would kill him.””Heart attack?””He was hit by a Pizza Express truck.

— J.A. Konrath, Whiskey Sour

She wanted to lose herself in him. To tie his arms around her like a tourniquet.If she showed him how much she needed him, he’d run away.

— Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

Every one is as God made him and often a great deal worse.

— Miguel de Cervantes

In the event that your feminist activities are discovered, quick diversions include bursting into song, asking him how to fix something in the room and fainting.

— Reductress, How to Win at Feminism: The Definitive Guide to Having It All—And Then Some!

A friend in need becomes always a friend in need if you help him once……

— Ankala Subbarao

Oh, so your middle finger has a mind of its own then?” Alex asked with an amused look.I glared at him and said, “Yeah, and she was just sticking up for me

— L.A. Casey, Alec

But my mom shook her head at him and said to me, “Yes, you made your bed, but for heaven’s sakes, don’t just lie in it!

— Clare Vanderpool, Navigating Early

Time is a hard-hearted rebel, we cannot fight him or can we beg him to slow down, wait for us or stop, all we have to do is to obey his strict rules, follow him and run, he doesn’t get tired, and we musn’t get tired too.

— Michael Bassey Johnson

Choices are few and sometimes one, to him who hath wisdom; but in abundance are they to the heart of he who lacketh understanding.

— Anonymous

when he smiles it’s as if you’d just told him the first joke on earth.

— Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

It’s not him who’s disturbed. But he likes to disturb others–to shake them out of their rut.

— Jostein Gaarder, Sophie’s World

It was crazy. One minute my arms were around him in a very platonic friendly hug, the next, I was on fire, and no matter how he much touched me, it was not enough.

— Somi Ekhasomhi, Always Yours

She smiled at him like a freshman invited to the senior prom. It made my blood boil.

— Steven Ramirez, Tell Me When I’m Dead

The first glimpse I had of what Mario Batali’s friends had described to me as the ‘myth of Mario’ was on a cold Saturday night in January 2002, when I invited him to a birthday dinner.

— Bill Buford

When you meet a man who is broken, pick him up and carry him. When you meet a woman who’s broken, put her all into your arms. Cause we don’t know where we come from … we don’t know where we are.

— Laurie Anderson

For a long time, Maurice rubbed his shaved head in his palm, until at last he looked up at his student. “Teo, I think you have to let Deu be the God he is, not the god you want him to be.

— Bryan M. Litfin, The Sword

Marriage doesn’t put an end to one’s ability to serve God and bring him glory. In fact, I’ve seen many married couples who have done more for God together than was possible as individuals.

— Jody Hedlund, An Uncertain Choice

He wanted to regain his memory, but not if it cost him Victoria. He would give up everything for her.

— Katie Reus, Taste of Darkness

And I look right into his eyes, right into him as far as I can see, because I want him to hear me, I want him to hear me with everything I mean and feel and say.

— Patrick Ness, The Ask and the Answer

Wrap him up in floral wallpaper, wishing the envelopes I seal were his lips, leaving hickeys like stamps to show where he’s been.

— Taylor Rhodes, Sixteenth Notes: The Breaking of the Rose-Colored Glasses

Covetousness puts money above manhood. It shackles its devotee and makes him its victim. It hardens the heart and deadens the noble impulses and destroys the vital qualities of life.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

I promise I’ll come back. No matter what happens.” Though his voice was only a whisper, there was a fierceness behind it. I believed him completely. “I’ll wait for you, ” I told him.

— Kristen Simmons, Article 5

Do you like him much?’I told you I liked him a little. Where is the use of caring for him so very much: he is full of faults.’Is he?’All boys are.

— Charlotte Brontë, Villette

Itdoes not need much wisdom to utter words of reproof; but much wisdomis needed to find such words as do not embitter a man’s misfortune, butencourage him, restore to him his spirit, put spurs to the horse of hissoul, refreshed by water.

— Nikolai Gogol, Taras Bulba

For a woman a man will do many things that he’d turn his back on in an instant when alone; things he’d back away from, nine times out of ten, even when drunk adn with a bunch of his friends egging him on.

— Stephen King, The Colorado Kid

It has been my experience that, even when a man has a sense of humor, it only really carries him to the point where he will join in a laugh at the expense of the other fellow.

— George Horace Lorimer, Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son

However softly we speak, God is so close to us that he can hear us; nor do we need wings to go in search of him, but merely to seek solitude and contemplate him within ourselves, without being surprised to find such a good Guest there.

— St. John of the Cross

You don’t have to flay him with it. He’s the son of a poet and has the soul of a bard.

— Teal Ceagh, Kiss Across Time

When you fail to educate a child, you are storing him up for a future disaster.” – Abdulazeez Henry Musa.

— Abdulazeez Henry Musa

What made him most attractive was that he was attracted to her. Another’s interest can be a powerful stimulant. She could feel his eyes on her as an almost physical pressure.

— Tracy Chevalier, The Last Runaway

It seemed to him that the little Manchu had never looked so radiant. She gave him a most charming smile, but her eyes were all for the boy.

— James Hilton, Lost Horizon

I could have sworn that the man’s eyes were no longer watching his daughter dying in agony, that instead the gorgeous colors of flames and the sight of a woman suffering in them were giving him joy beyond measure.

— Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Hell Screen

Being with him makes me feel different.

— Santino Hassell, Fade

The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

You kissed him, right? The only question is, do you want to kiss him again?

— Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl

If a friend starts behaving silly because you bother him so much, don’t worry, you’re not the first person, he has got a sting in his stomach, an hunger that causes an epidemic hatred.

— Michael Bassey Johnson

Darkness lingered in those blue eyes, like ghosts haunted him despite only the two of them standing in this cabin.

— Katherine McIntyre, Forged Alliances

To reprove a harm-doer, put him to shame by doing a good deed in return.

— Thiruvalluvar, Thirukkural

It was simply a matter of asking him to remove the tie from his head before he made love to her.

— Nicki Elson, Three Daves

Brighten the corner where you are. You don’t blame God for placing you in a dark corner… You rather have to thank him for giving you the light to make it bright!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Watchwords

I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.

— Abraham Lincoln

Wanting him to come back before anyone notices part of the world has not moved since he left.

— Brian Andreas

Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.

— Maria Montessori

I succeed him no one could replace him.

— Thomas Jefferson

If a moneyed man had a “corny mind”, a flatterer would immediately start chasing him like a hungry hen!

— Mehmet Murat ildan, William Shakespeare

By picking him up again, i guess you’re just lost, baby. Lost.

— Ariel Seraphino

And I watched the first man I ever kissed walk away from me forever. My heart full of nothing but regret, my brain full of nothing but reassurance that I was making the right choice, and my voice, completely void of any will to call him back.

— Molli Fields, Returning Home

I always loved him more after he had scolded me than I did at any other time.

— Ralph Moody

He was the perfect soldier: he went where you sent him, and stayed where you put him, and had no idea of his own to keep him from doing exactly what you told him.

— Dashiell Hammett

Adversity has the same effect on a man that severe training has on the pugilist: it reduces him to his fighting weight.

— Josh Billings

Right and wrong stood for him as immutable as the two poles. He had never wandered in that twilight country where the nuances of evil and good cast their perplexing shadows.

— P.D. James, A Mind to Murder

Say, you teach a five year old child a few verses from the Bible. And after memorizing them, he will become a part scholar in Christian theology. But that won’t make him realize what Jesus actually meant when he said ‘love thy neighbor’.

— Abhijit Naskar, In Search of Divinity: Journey to The Kingdom of Conscience

It is my belief…that the talents every child has, regardless of his official ‘I.Q, ‘ could stay with him through life, to enrich him and everybody else, if these talents were not regarded as commodities with a value in the success-stakes.

— Doris Lessing

I can feel you watching me.” Her breathy voice slid over him and it felt like her fingers were running over his hard cock. How the fuck was her voice alone able to rule his dick?

— Setta Jay, Searing Ecstasy

Let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the LORD, exercising loving kindness, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight, ” says the LORD.

— Anonymous, Holy Bible: New International Version

She was the only one who made him hear music. The only one who made him feel home. The only one who wanted nothing more than for him to be plain, simple Will Truitt.

— Jamie Farrell, Matched

She leaned against him slightly, and his heart pounded in his chest. He let go of her hand and scooted away a bit. He could not let her like him, he was only her protector, and that’s how it would remain.

— Linda Harley, Destiny’s Flower

Frickin’ hit me with the speeding car, now. Take away my intense craving to force myself against him and taste his lips.

— Gretchen de la O, Almost Eighteen

He was a giant who had caught a butterfly and knew he’d only kill it if he kept it but was so reluctant to let it go for its beauty made him something he wouldn’t be without it: happy.

— Carrie Hope Fletcher, On the Other Side

Ideally couples need three lives one for him one for her and one for them together.

— Jacqueline Bisset

By incorporating him (Buddha) into the domain of Hindu traditions, and by depicting him as a Hindu sage who was a glorious incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the Brahmins attempted to secure their position of authority in the society.

— Abhijit Naskar, Rowdy Buddha: The First Sapiens

Ove gives the box a skeptical glance, as if it’s a highly dubious sort of box, a box that rides a scooter and wears tracksuit pants and just called Ove “my friend” before offering to sell him a watch.

— Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove

Beware, lion’s lady, for your predator is hungry tonight. He may not wait long before devouring you.” “Devouring me?” she asked, challenge gleaming in her eyes. “What if I devour him first?

— Shelly Thacker, Forever His

After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases.

— Mickey Mantle

His granny taught him to read, see. I reckon it overheated his mind.

— Terry Pratchett, Mort

In this early memory he looks different from the way I would remember him later.

— Siri Hustvedt, The Blindfold

The Sun is never alone as the light remains with him always. Even when he goes down sinking…sinking, the light drowns with him

— Munia Khan

I’d tried to straighten him out, but there’s only so much you can do for a person who thinks Auschwitz is a brand of beer.

— David Sedaris

For a long while she only looked at him … as if she didn’t want to interrupt the beautiful moment with words.

— Karen Kingsbury, Love Story

Before marriage man prays that god give him a wife, after marriage he prays that god save him from her.

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

A politician is a person with whose politics you don’t agree if you agree with him he is a statesman.

— David Lloyd George

The threat of war hung on the air like a thick fog and it blinded him until he could see nothing beyond the haze. Even the stars grew faint.

— Brian A. McBride, Dominion

A man is never so weak as when a woman is telling him how strong he is.

— Anonymous

I past another telkhine, who was so startled he dropped his Lil’ Demons lunch box. I left him alive – partly because he had a cool lunch box…

— Rick Riordan

Florentino Ariza, on the other hand, had not stopped thinking ofher for a single moment since Fermina Daza had rejected him out ofhand after a long and troubled love affair fifty-one years, nine months, and four days ago.

— Gabriel García Márquez

Even through her coat, he could feel the curve of her arm, making him aware of their differences. Man and woman. Hard and soft.

— Debra Holland, Mail-Order Brides of the West: Bertha: A Montana Sky Novella

I explained to him I had simple tastes and didn’t want anything ostentatious no matter what it costs.

— Art Buchwald

A person could be immensely happy reading only him or the writers he loved. But that would be too easy.

— Roberto Bolaño, The Savage Detectives

The man kisses me and I just hop right on him like he’s the hottest new ride at Disneyland.

— Karen Marie Moning

Because all her feelings for him – hot and beautiful in her heart – turned to gobbledygook in her mouth.

— Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

When he won, it proved that God was on his side. When he didn’t win, it meant that God wanted him to try harder.

— P.J. Sullivan, Mostly Rapscallions: Salient Sillies about the Rich and Infamous in History

Oh, go ahead and giggle, ” Lady Danbury sighed. “I’ve found that the only way to avoid parental frustration is to view him as a source of amusement.

— Julia Quinn, How to Marry a Marquis

She was ready to be a fugitive with him for the rest of her life – ‘Whither thou goest, I will go; thy people shall be my people’ – and when a Parisienne is ready to leave Paris behind forever, that’s something. (“I’m Dangerous Tonight”)

— Cornell Woolrich, The Fantastic Stories of Cornell Woolrich

His smiling face revealed a love too strong to be kept inside, but the feelings obviously rising inside him kept him from looking directly at Kikunojou. He gazed instead at Kikunojou’s clear reflection on the water.

— Haruo Shirane, Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology, 1600-1900

Rogerson, ” I asked him sweetly as we sat watching a video in the pool house, “where would I find the pelagic zone?””In the open sea, ” he said. “Now shut up and eat your Junior Mints.

— Sarah Dessen, Dreamland

An enemy is like a man’s most prized flower. It brings him joy to see it buried in the ground.

— David Gemmell, Echoes of the Great Song

The fallacy in Peter’s mind was this: he believed his relationship was dependent on his consistency in producing the qualities he thought had earned him the Lord’s approval.

— Lloyd John Ogilvie

Employment frees man from the nightmare of unemployment, while it chains him to his employer’s dream.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

If you hate a person you hate something in him that is part of yourself.

— Hermann Hesse

So it is said, for him who understands Heavenly joy, life is the working of Heaven; death is the transformation of things. In stillness, he and the yin share a single Virtue; in motion, he and the yang share a single flow.

— Zhuangzi, The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu

God welcomes home anyone who will have him and, in fact, has made the first move already.

— Philip Yancey, What’s So Amazing About Grace?

You’re the best, ” Rachel cheered. Her hands drifted to his chest and started tugging at the top button. “I am going to text her as soon as I am done with you, ” she winked, and then pushed him towards the bedroom.

— Liberty Stone, Crossing a Line: Womens Erotica

Nothing in his life Became him like the leaving it.

— William Shakespeare

Of course the cat will growl and spit at the operator and bite him if she can. But the real question is whether he is a vet or a vivisector.

— C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

Don’t be mad” was the first thing he said. He really was terrified, as if the most frightening reaper on the planet was no scarier than a mouse, and yet put him in a tux and it was the Apocalypse.

— Courtney Allison Moulton, Wings of the Wicked

All things come to him who waits- provided he knows what he is waiting for.

— Woodrow Wilson

Somebody should have taken him to a stationary store and pointed out the difference between an envelope and a whore.

— Richard Brautigan, در رؤیای بابل

Harry sometimes wished that Lucille and Trinket could swap personalities; he thought Lucille was prettier, but Trinket rarely gave him any shit, which was nice.

— Brian Alan Ellis, Skive Magazine Quarterly – Issue 9, September 2008

The notion of burial had always struck him as stifling and cold. He liked the Indian way better, setting the bodies up high, as if passing them to the heavens.

— Michael Punke, The Revenant

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present. 

— Roger W. Babson

Straddling him intimately, he slides his hands up my thighs, pushing the silk aside and caressing my pale, exposed skin. Even against his uniform, I can feel his hardness. His body feels taut and poised for action.

— Felicity Brandon, Erotic Fantasies

Not long after we started working for him I asked Bernard if he thought Thatcher was evil, ‘I said. ‘He said it was like asking what jazz is.

— Jack Womack, Heathern

When Walt became all wrapped up in the theme parks and live-action films, we tried to get him interested in animation again, ” recalls Frank Thomas, one of the Studio’s “Nine Old

— Charles Solomon, Tale as Old as Time: The Art and Making of Beauty and the Beast

We all wish something or other in our life in our own way, but God have other plans and they are best for us to realize our dream and destiny. All we need is to have faith in him always and never to lose hope.

— Pravin Agarwal, 8 Course Meal For The Soul

Steve Jobs was the greatest manufacturer of consumer products of his age. His marketing vision put him on par with Henry Ford, and his grasp of the aesthetic component to industrial design far surpassed Ford’s.

— Timothy Noah

[S]urely the Cupid serving him was lefthanded, with a weak chin and no imagination.

— Vladimir Nabokov, Laughter in the Dark

The mighty Mahmúd, Allah-breathing Lord, That all the misbelieving and black HordeOf Fears and Sorrows that infest the SoulScatters before him with his whirlwind Sword.

— Omar Khayyám, Rubaiyat

So she learned at the age of almost twenty-six how to kiss a lover. Such kisses involved tongues, lips, taste, feel, and soft, needy noises that had her pressing up into his body and wanting to consume him with her hands and her mouth.

— Grace Burrowes, The Captive

There’s something very lazy about the way you have loved him blindly for so long without ever criticizing him. You’ve never even accepted that the man was ugly.

— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A future as lonely as the surface of the moon and still just the sight of him feels like a homecoming, like a song I used to know but forgot.

— Katie Cotugno, How to Love

As a brother and sister, our tastes were pretty different growing up. He liked a lot of early hip hop. My dad didn’t understand it and would try to talk him out of it.

— Taryn Manning

A vampire?” Lucy hissed incredulously, leaning away from him and wondering if maybe this was all just a prank. Or a dream. She was more than willing to revisit that theory. “I thought vampires drink blood, not eat your face.

— D.L. Wainright, The Hollow Sun

How do you not fall in love with him?”The tears begin flowing just as quickly as they were ceasing. I grab yet another tissue.  “I don’t not fall in love with him. I don’t not fall in love with him a lot!

— Colleen Hoover, Slammed

A man must carry knowledge with him if he would bring home knowledge.

— Samuel Johnson

I gave him everything from my lunches I hate, which is called Charity.

— David James Duncan, The Brothers K

Unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required.

— Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

A good golfer’s métier is his or her golfing skill.A great golfer’s métier is his or her golfing skill, coupled with the mastery of good sportsmanship, rendering him or her an ambassador for the sport.

— Lorii Myers, Targeting Success, Develop the Right Business Attitude to be Successful in the Workplace

The only way I could describe what kissing him felt like was, like the last day of school, knowing that months of freedom and sunshine lay before you, the feeling that you could do anything you wanted and time stretched out in endless possibilities.

— Robin Benway, Emmy & Oliver

A star wants to see himself rise to the top.A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top.

— Simon Sinek

Call a man ‘ignorant, ‘ and you have license to show the world your vast fund of knowledge and wise him up.

— P. J. O’Rourke

She knew him as much as the knowing of her own heart’s secret: she was destined for the forest.

— Lori J. Fitzgerald, Love Lies Bleeding

If we take the president of GM, they’ll make us pay to give him back.” (said by a kidnapper)

— Owen Laukkanen, The Professionals

My dad was a sports writer when I was younger and then he became just a general columnist. But I grew up with him literally getting into brawls with football coaches.

— Amy Klobuchar

Yet the only girl who’d love him is his mother…’ – A Girl Worth Fighting For (song)

— David Zippel

Boyfriend?”Her cheeks heated. “Yes.”“Funny name.”“What?” She frowned. “Ernest is a perfectly nice name.”“Oh, I thought I heard you call him Ermine.

— Nalini Singh, Rock Hard

ALBUS/RON: How to distract Scorpius from difficult emotional issues. Take him to a library.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two

Please God, please suh, don’t let him love nobody else but me. Maybe Ah’m is uh fool, Lawd, lak dey say, but Lawd, Ah been so lonesome, and Ah been waitin’, Jesus. Ah done waited uh long time.

— Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Maybe I did hurt him, but I don’t think I could have hurt him much. He was one of the best-protected human beings who ever lives. People couldn’t get at him because he just wasn’t interested in people.

— Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

In the Orient people believed that the basis of all disease was unhappiness. Thus to make a patient happy again was to restore him to health.

— Donald Law

‘Love Story’ is actually about a guy that I almost dated. But when I introduced him to my family and my friends, they all said they didn’t like him. All of them!

— Taylor Swift

To the yogi, all experience is seen as one, as a means to help him cultivate devotion. All experiences have equal meaning and value. (154)

— Prem Prakash, The Yoga of Spiritual Devotion A Modern Translation of the Narada Bhakti Sutras

And he would listen, making only a few comments, always sympathetic, so that when I left him I had the distinct impression he had solved everything for me.

— Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

I turned to him and he reached for my hand. It would have been easier to walk away. But the wind still blew around us and the house still stood.

— Kate Chisman, Creep

Men were not supposed to be mushy, but one thing his mother taught him was that it was better to understand your feelings than hide from them

— A.J. Wiliams, Bounty’s End

Everything that flickered could be made permanent. That was what drew him to photography, what made every painstaking step worth it: the permanence of the image. That was what fascinated him, the working against time…

— Katie Roiphe, Still She Haunts Me

She wore a simple purple long-sleeved turtleneck, but streaks of white across her chest – flour perhaps? – distracted him, made him want to volunteer for cleanup duty.

— Melissa McClone, Home For Christmas

Watching him with one eye, she wondered if men ever figured out that they were more appealing when they were pursuing their own work than when they were pursuing a woman.

— Mary Doria Russell, The Sparrow

He hated to think of his own life stretching ahead of him that way, a long succession of days and nights that were fine – not good, not bad, not great, not lousy, not exciting, not anything.

— Robert Cormier, The Chocolate War

What do you do when the one person you want comfort from the most is the one who caused your pain? How can I want so desperately for him to wrap me up in his arms but also want so much for him to leave me alone.

— Amanda Grace, But I Love Him

I just don’t get it. You’ve been in love with this bloke since you were a kid, and he’s never once got his hair cut short enough that it doesn’t poke him in the damn eye.

— Kristina Adams, What Happens in New York

Me and my dad are friends. We’re cool. I’ll never be disappointed again, because I don’t expect anything anymore from him. I just let him exist, and that’s how we get along.

— Drake

Womanly Power: Hurting a man and then making him apologize.

— Rebecca Warner

Imagine all human beings swept off the face of the earth, excepting one man. Imagine this man in some vast city, New York or London. Imagine him on the third or fourth day of his solitude sitting in a house and hearing a ring at the door-bell!

— Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Ponkapog Papers, a Sea Turn, and Other Matters

He clearly suffers from some past traumas too, so hopefully he’ll understand why I was untruthful to him about mine.

— Zack Love, Anissa’s Redemption

But death was sweet, death was gentle, death was kind; death healed the bruised spirit and the broken heart, and gave them rest and forgetfulness; death was man’s best friend; when man could endure life no longer, death came and set him free.

— Mark Twain

This mix of love and hate, this blend of trust and hurt I have for him is so confusing even I can’t understand it.He leaves, and I break.

— Tammy Faith, Broken Heart

I thought I knew what love was….I had this vision of it. Flowers and walks holding hands, and making love, and smiling, and being happy. But now I know what it really is. Love is a poison—and the only antidote is him. Without him I will die.

— Peter Meredith

He’d made a decision today that he wasn’t letting her push him out of his life again.

— Katie Reus, A Covert Affair

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn’t. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.

— Horace Walpole

I sat there and my love to him poured out more and more, and, lo, he flew down to a stump, and then to my knee. I knew beyond a shadow of doubt that the important thing is the love that goes out from oneself.

— Agnes Grinstead Anderson, Approaching the Magic Hour: Memories of Walter Anderson

When he said to give him the sword, I don’t think he meant for you to stick it in his guts.

— Kevin Hearne, Hounded

The fate of man does not chase him as much as he chases his fate.

— Raheel Farooq

I want him to live if HE wants to live. If he doesn’t, then by forcing him to carry on, you, me….. we become just another shitty bunch of people taking away his choices.

— Jojo Moyes, Me Before You

His jeans, soft against her legs, made her realize that twice tonight they’d done the deed with him more dressed than not. She liked such desperation in a man.

— Marilyn Pappano, Murphy’s Law

The longer he remained on this earth, the more he was sure that mankind had no clue about God or heaven. Not when they used him as an excuse to kill, to punish, to discriminate.

— Amy Harmon, From Sand and Ash

Solitude is strength to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines.

— Paul Brunton

No matter the amount of money a person may have , a dishonest way of life will cost him everything he has

— Sunday Adelaja

Viktor Frankl the Concentration camp survivalist said no matter how much mental or physical abuse had been given nobody could cause him to think something he didn’t want to think

— Bob Proctor

Do I dare ask him for what I want, As if I knew it, Could find it on some pageIn some chapterIn some book?

— Stasia Ward Kehoe, Audition

Daniel?” The throaty question had him closing the space between them, pulling her closer into his embrace.“The way you say my name, that was the second mistake. You haven’t closed your heart yet.

— Suzan Battah, Rekindled Flame

I’ve told several writers this, and, again, I get back to it, but if you want to make God smile, tell him your plans.

— Vin Scully

….And then I turned and saw a guy staring at me….”What are you looking at, idiot?” I asked, giving him the sneer that had served me so well.”My future wife. The mother of my children.

— Kristan Higgins, My One and Only

Give a man a fire and he’s warm for a day, but set fire to him and he’s warm for the rest of his life.

— Terry Pratchett, Jingo

It was almost as if she had willed him into existence, into standing before her at the precise moment she was willing to accommodate him, arriving not a minute too early or too late.

— Roy L. Pickering Jr., Matters of Convenience

In his earliest youth, he had drawn inspiration from really bad authors, as you may have seen from his style; as he grew older, he lost his taste for them, but the excellent authors just didn’t fill him with the same enthusiasm

— Gustave Flaubert, November

He read because it gave him instant gratification in a way nothing else did, and as was the case with all addicts, gratification was the important thing.

— Jeet Thayil, Narcopolis

Aelin would likely laughed to see him now. The man who had stumbled out of her room after she’d declared that her cycle had arrived. Now sitting in this fine room, mostly naked and not giving a shit about it.

— Sarah J. Maas, Tower of Dawn

I am amazed at how being with him changes everything for me, socially speaking.

— Cynthia Hand, Unearthly

And there he lay in his bed, a broken man, worn out by a way of life which had been thrust upon him because of the antics of a wayward pig.

— Jean Plaidy, The Courts of Love: The Story of Eleanor of Aquitaine

I love my dad, although I’m definitely critical of him sometimes, like when his pants are too tight. But I love him so much and I try to be really supportive of him.

— Liv Tyler

Silverfish looked down.”Oh. Are you a dwarf?”Cuddy gave him a blank stare.”Are you a giant?” He said.”Me? Of course not!””Ah. Then I must be a dwarf, yes.

— Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms: The Play

Let him who has enough wish for nothing more.

— Horace

God is powerful. Even those who claim not to believe in him fear him. Though their mouths may confess to disbelieve in him, their hearts yearn for him.

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Of course she wants him to forget her. The last place she wants to reside is in his thoughts. What an unpleasant place to be.

— Donna Lynn Hope

He was cold and tired, but he ignored the cold. Around him stars shone. Some bright, some dim, the most constant things in life. Segundo smiled up at them, happy at least to be dying among friends.

— Orson Scott Card, Earth Unaware

Nobody came to see me today. Nobody saw him arrive. Nobody saw him walk away. Nobody knows he’s alive.Nobody knows when he comes and goes. Nobody seems to care. Nobody, take me away with you. Take me into your care.

— J. Scott Savage, Water Keep

And when he got home he started on Mumma. He hated her then, because in her fatness and untidiness and drabness she reminded him of what he himself was when he was sober.

— Ruth Park, The Harp in the South

A mn ages hs enemy because he hates his own hate. He says to himself: I hate him not because he’s my enemy, not because he hates me, but because he arouses me to hate.

— Elie Wiesel, Dawn

I have made it a rule of my life to trust a man long after other people gave him up, but I don’t see how I can ever trust any human being again.

— Ulysses S. Grant

Hold up to him his better self his real self that can dare and do and win out. … People radiate what is in their minds and in their hearts.

— Eleanor H. Porter

Don’t go there Rule” Lawe warned him softly. ” I don’t think your horoscope declared today to be a good day to die.

— Lora Leigh, Lawe’s Justice

The actor passed him his cigarette case. “No, you must tell us all about it. One should always be reminded of the fact that even in this best of worlds the blood still flows freely.””The Dead Jew

— Hanns Heinz Ewers, Nachtmahr: Strange Tales

After Supper the Master dismissed all except Sun Wukong, Zhu Bajie and Sha the Monk. He took them out with him and said, “Look at that wonderful moolight. It makes me long for the time when I can return home.

— Wu Cheng’en, Monkey: The Journey to the West

The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.

— Charles Kettering

A man shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds him, even if another holds out a golden spoon to him as reward after his betrayal.

— A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar

I think I know what he is REALLY doing in there… and thinking about ME while doing it.” (continuing) “But when he thinks of me, he thinks: sister! Think: Byblis! BYBLIS! I don’t think of him as my brother, I think of him as CAUNUS!

— Steven L. Sheppard, Byblis And Caunus

Author says her father was so diplomatic that when people came to him for solutions, people not only accepted them, but they believed they thought of them.

— Immaculée Ilibagiza, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

For God so loved the World that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

— Jesus Christ

One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

— Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

Whenever you can call your enemy and tell him that you truly love him with compassion, then you are practicing the power of true love.

— Debasish Mridha

Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed.

— P.T. Barnum

MISSION ONE ACCOMPLISHED. The next challenge was bringing in online gamers to join him on his crusade. How was he going to convince online gamers to leave the privacy of their virtual world to work with others in the real world?–Harry Doubt

— Anne-Rae Vasquez, Doubt

It was as if his fingers knew things, but they couldn’t show him unless they were moving, touching. He had to think it was similar for carpenters and writers, and he knew it was the same for chefs.

— Laura Lippman, After I’m Gone

I wish i could tell you what i feel for you… nothing seems right not even you… i wish i could ask him to make everything normal…

— shivangi lavaniya

…The happy Warrior… is the generous Spirit, who, when brought among the tasks of real life, hath wrought upon the plan that pleased his boyish thought: whose high endeavors are an inward light that makes the path before him always bright.

— William Wordsworth, Character of the Happy Warrior

so if you love him, why keep him waiting for 13 years?””Because I was afraid. Afraid of not being worthy, afraid of not knowing how to love him, afraid of waking up one day and not loving him anymore.

— Guillaume Musso, Que serais-je sans toi?

He wondered if perhaps, subconsciously, he was trying to sabotage her efforts by setting the bar too high, trying to keep her with him longer; but surely his subconscious wasn’t that stupid?

— Dianne Sylvan, Queen of Shadows

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.

— Barry Goldwater

Private Benjamin lives next door but one to Bob Cryer from The Bill. I once saw him crouching down behind a sycamore tree and using his nose as an Allen Key to release a starving rat.

— St. John Morris

Sleep came on him as a thief, consciousness stolen like a forgotten coin from his pocket.

— Jasmine Silvera, Death’s Dancer

Abraham is such a fascinating figure. Three world religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – all claim him as a patriarch. He was raised in a religious home. And yet he rejected religion in order to pursue a personal relationship with God.

— Anne Graham Lotz

If somebody asks you where you are going, tell him you are going to everywhere, because future is a path going to everywhere!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

She could have lived every minute she’d had with him better. She should have always spoken the best words she could to him.

— Veronica Rossi, Into the Still Blue

It would cut into him at unpredictable moments, like a gutting knife made of colored light.

— David Baldacci, Memory Man

I know logically that I can live without him, but loving him has become such an integral, necessary part of my life; I am not sure I could stop, even if we parted.

— Anna Bayes, Under His Wings

Being this close to him was like sitting under a hotness heat lamp. In the desert. At high noon.

— Avery Flynn, Enemies on Tap

A week ago, he would’ve sank his fangs into her flesh without a second thought. But now? Muriah had lured him into her world, into her reality, not as a god, but as a partner, a man.

— Lisa Kessler, Night Child

I kiss him to get him to stop talking. If he keeps talking I will love him, and I don’t want to love him. I really don’t. As strategies go, it’s not my finest. Kissing is just another way of talking except without the words.

— Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star

They thought man was a creature of rapacious self-interest, and yet they wanted him to be free- free, in essence, to contend, to engage in an umpired strife, to use property to get property.

— Richard Hofstadter, The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It

Give me my Romeo and when he shall die. Take him and cut him out in little stars And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.

— William Shakespeare

He understood well enough how a man with a choice between pride and responsibility will almost always choose pride–if responsibility robs him of his manhood.

— Stephen King, The Running Man

Looking back at him was a man who was battered and broken.And alive, for the first time in his life.

— V.S. Carnes, Sand for Dreams

[the sheep] sidled up beside him and bumped him lovingly with its head. Val looked at it sadly. “I am sorry, you ugly creature, ” he said. “I have not used my magic in a long time, and I am very out of practice.

— Robin McKinley, Shadows

The scarf could go on and on and on and on, and it could be the harlot-red banner of shame that wrapped him up and kept him warm when the nights grew lonely and cold.

— Amy Lane, Knitter in His Natural Habitat

She made him yearn for a future his kind could never have, and a connection he sure as hell didn’t deserve.

— Katherine McIntyre, Scrying for Summer

Once you’ve chosen a man, don’t try to change him, I wrote, with more confidence. It can’t be done. More important — don’t let him try to change you. He can’t do it either, but men always try.

— Diana Gabaldon

…the primary paradox that man is superior to all the things around him and yet is at their mercy.

— G.K. Chesterton, All Things Considered

Know him know me.

— Dizzy Gillespie

If someone offers him enough gold, it becomes a toss of the dice, and not even Mat Cauthon could say how they’ll land.

— Robert Jordan, Knife of Dreams

After a long pause in which he took the time to blink several times, he asked, “You named your breasts?”I turned my back to him with a shrug. “I named my ovaries, too, but they don’t get out as much.

— Darynda Jones, First Grave on the Right

You gonna take the case?”It’s not a case. It’s a missing person. Sort of.”You’re gonna have a devil of a time finding him if it was aliens, ” Grandma said.

— Janet Evanovich, High Five

For the rest of his life, Oliver Twist remembers a single word of blessing spoken to him by another child because this word stood out so strikingly from the consistent discouragement around him.

— Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist

As the man left and became gone the fault wailed after him, heartbroken. Yelling back at him all the ways he and it belonged to one another.

— Rosca Marx, The Laughing Maggot

He is who he is, but it’s not enough for me. I want more. I don’t want him for just a night. I want him beside me every night.

— Faith Sullivan, Come What May

There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.

— Edgar Allan Poe

Mattia’s voice no longer stirred anything in his stomach, but he was aware of the idea of him and always would be, as the only true benchmark for everything that had come afterward.

— Paolo Giordano, The Solitude of Prime Numbers

I could give him business cards…multi-camoflauge background. David, woodworker, amateur computer coder, and decoder extraordinaire, ” Lily daydreamed.”Coder and decoder, ” Anna chuckled.

— Kate Willis, The Treasure Hunt

They disagreed always about this, but it did not matter. She liked him to believe in scholarships, and he liked her to be proud of Andrew whatever he did.

— Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse

We can worship God imperfectly, but we cannot worship him insincerely.

— Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

Once us feel loved by God, us do the best us can to please him with what us like.

— Alice Walker

I buried my face against his neck, breathing him in – the smell of machine oil, summertime, a thousand memories

— L.A. Weatherly, Broken Sky

One honest John Tompkins, a hedger & ditcher, Although he was poor, did not want to be richer;For all such vain wishes in him were preventedBy a fortunate habit of being contented.

— Jane Taylor

It was time to free him from my burdens.

— Ella Frank, Veiled Innocence

He that takes truth for his guide, and duty for his end, may safely trust to God’s providence to lead him aright

— Blaise Pascal

When you committed your life to Christ, he moved into the center; but you must keep him there through worship.

— Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?

The sweet-smelling aroma of the island spices still hung in the air. It filled his nostrils and titillated his appetite all over again. His appetite drove him mad for something much more than food.

— Luke A.M. Brown, The Non-Silence of the Lamb: Contemporary Version

Wrong belief is what bites one from the inside. There is no one biting him on the outside.

— Dada Bhagwan

Anyone who believes what a cat tells him deserves all he gets.

— Neil Gaiman, Stardust

You’ll never be able to let him go. You’ll always feel wrong about being with me.

— Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

To love someone is to give her or him your entire heart and she or he should give that love back to you 100% as well. That’s called two way street relationship. Happy Valentines Day 2017.

— Euginia Herlihy

Loving a child doesn’t mean giving in to all his whims; to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.

— Nadia Boulanger

The biggest mistake is not to forgive someone who broke your trust but to return him the previous version of you who trusted blindly.

— Himmilicious

Do you remember me telling you we are practicing non-verbal spells, Potter?””Yes, ” said Harry stiffly.”Yes, sir.””There’s no need to call me “sir” Professor.”The words had escaped him before he knew what he was saying.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

I no longer fear the pain…I fear no release from this torture…knowing that I’ve hurt him and he can’t forgive me…that he won’t be able to make me his good girl again.

— Willow Madison, True Beginnings

I am on my way, and tell him he better watch his ass!” Jack shouted, and I held the phone away from ear so it wouldn’t damage my eardrums. “Real mature, Jack, ” Peter scoffed

— Amanda Hocking, My Blood Approves

I wanted to punch him and understand him at the same time.

— Shannon A. Thompson, Take Me Tomorrow

The sinner who suddenly realizes God’s love for him and then looks at his rejection of that love feels a loss similar to the death of a loved one. A deep void is created in the soul and a loneliness akin to the agony of death.

— Mother Angelica

As we face the cross, then, we can say to ourselves both, “I did it, my sins sent him there, ” and “He did it, his love took him there.

— John R.W. Stott

A man at work, making something which he feels will exist because he is working at it and wills it, is exercising the energies of his mind and soul as well as of his body. Memory and imagination help him as he works.

— William Morris

You ‘accidentally’ touched his bottom? Didn’t that happen when you last saw him aswell? Surprising how often that seems to be a problem.

— Twisted Hilarity, Husbands for Peace

The riot screws didn’t give a monkey’s about the state he was in, no sir. They dragged him by his hair in to the first cell that was opened, where he was stripped and beaten.

— Stephen Richards, Scottish Hard Bastards

A Christian could even give thanks for Hell because Hell was a threat and a warning to keep him in the right way.

— Anonymous

The general air of insecurity and affection made it too easy for him to imagine these once-a-year fabulous creatures as the cubicle dwellers most of them were in everyday life.

— Charlie Huston, Sleepless

Captain Reed eyed him thoughtfully. “I built my whole life around the stories they about me. You know what I learned?”Archer shook his head.”What you do makes you who you are….

— Traci Chee, The Reader

Thus bound together, they sheltered the child from the cold, dark night, enveloping him in warmth.

— Seth Adam Smith, Rip Van Winkle and the Pumpkin Lantern

If someone drives you into the dirty gutter, it’s because you have given him your car key. Be careful of who leads you and to where and why… else, you will be taken away before you become aware! Be awake!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Are you using your time to time God or you are working on God’s timing? Don’t ask God for the gift of Patience and you tell him you need it now. (A bit deep)

— Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

My therapist told me that I over-analyze everything. I explained to him that he only thinks this because of his unhappy relationship with his mother.

— Michelle Templet

Whatever is language is poetic language and if the word required by the poet does not exist in his known language then it is up to him to discover it.

— Lenore Kandel, Collected Poems of Lenore Kandel

An old liar told me hereTo think ahead and save my money.I should have spent it on ribbons.I should have learned the tune my dead grandfather playedWhen the daft wife heard him resoundingIn the deep pine woods in early November.

— Menzies McKillop

Years were wasted trying to make him feel better. I never stopped to see if I felt appreciated.

— Darian Wilk, Reinventing Claire

And I realized that I’d tolerated him this long because of self-doubt.

— Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

He (William Cort) had some desire to be successful, but it did not burn so strongly in him that he was prepared to overcome his character to achieve it.

— Iain Pears, Stone’s Fall

Alas, nothing reveals man the way war does. Nothing so accentuates in him the beauty and ugliness, the intelligence and foolishness, the brutishness and humanity, the courage and cowardice, the enigma.

— Oriana Fallaci

You’ll let him talk you out of your dreams. That’s what love does sometimes- talks you out of your dreams.” “Not me, ” Katie said. “Jack would talk me into my dreams.

— Patti Callahan Henry, And Then I Found You

Gage opens the door. I’m not sure whether he gets out or Logan yanks him into the street, but a fight erupts. Full throttle kicks to the balls

— Addison Moore, Ethereal

…..she needed him to know she did not care. She was spirited, tenacious, and full of contempt for him.

— Coco J. Ginger

Tell me what you want, ” he demanded. “Say the words.” Because he needed to hear them. Some primal part of him wanted her to spell it out. Her cheeks were flushed, her eyes heavy-lidded. “Kiss me.” “Where?

— Katie Reus, Love Thy Enemy

The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without a teacher.

— Elbert Hubbard

You know, a cell phone’s like a guy; if you don’t plug him in every night, charge him good, you got nothing at all.

— Catherine Coulter, Tail Spin

Wow. This place looks classy. The smell of fertilizer and rot is really in this season. Remind me, what are we doing here?” she asked looking at him with a coy smile. “Did we come for bait?

— Dennis Sharpe, Wednesday

BLAIR: My mom got hit a few times by my dad before she threw him out…….I hated him for what he did because I knew the pain she felt in her face was nothing compared to the pain and distrust that would be in her heart for a long time…….

— T.S. Joyce, Gentry

Mm…hmm. I bet he’s helping you. Right into his bed and you’d be a fool not to test him out. Shit. From what you’ve told me, any woman would love to be in that man’s bed. I bet he’s got a nice cock and is a sweet lover too

— Alyson Raynes, Fixer of Deceit

Song of Solomon 1:2- Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.

— Anonymous

My illusion, the idea of a soul mate, was so entrenched in my fantasy that the thought of letting him go, wrecked me.

— M.R. Field, Splinters

There was too much at stake for him not to attempt it! He had to win! And he had to win big!

— Avijeet Das

God gave man work not to burden him but to bless him and useful work willingly cheerfully effectively done has always been the finest expression of the human spirit.

— Walter R. Courtenay

They thought depression was like bieng ‘depressed’. They thought it was like being in a bad mood, only worse. Therefore, they tried to get him to snap out of it.

— Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

It must be every barrister’s nightmare, something that finds him or her unprepared.

— Louise Doughty, Apple Tree Yard

It struck him that there is a beautiful symmetry to life.

— Unsure

Great. He had a ranch with no power, a burgeoning blizzard, animals depending on him and now, a frightened, felonious elf to look after.

— Roxanne Snopek, Saving the Sheriff

She stopped then and turned her face toward him and the hateful wind.

— Toni Morrison

God surpasses our dreams when we reach past our personal plans and agenda to grab the hand of Christ and walk the path he chose for us.  He is obligated to keep us dissatisfied until we come to him and his plan for complete satisfaction.

— Beth Moore, Breaking Free: Discover the Victory of Total Surrender

Their relationship must be all claws and blades: law and custom gave him a thousand types of power over {her}, while she had only the one, pointed firmly at his heart.

— Ruthanna Emrys, Winter Tide

Ben wore the same goofy smile as in the photo. Take that, new guy! I can make him happy too!

— Jay Bell, Something Like Winter

The teacher’s life should have three periods, study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.

— William Osler

Then he launches himself at me with a roar, and I let him take his shot. It’s weak, like he is. Like all bullies really are. That’s why they’re bullies. Because they’re insecure idiots who try to make themselves feel better.

— Erin Watt, Broken Prince

Let his sword break and his shield shatter, Sansa thought coldly as she shoved out through the doors, let his courage fail him and every man desert him.

— George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

But then every man is ludicrous if you look at him from outside, without taking into account what’s going on in his heart and mind.

— Aldous Huxley, After Many a Summer Dies the Swan

I like Michael Moore, but I think of him more as a rabble-rouser. On his TV show, when he went to the home of the guy who invented the car alarm and set off all the car alarms on the block… pretty funny.

— P. J. O’Rourke

Don’t wait for a perfect husband, love a man endlessly to make him perfect.

— Debasish Mridha

Love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters?

— James A. Baldwin

I wish I could say I see my little brother more. We used to fight all the time but now that I don’t see him very often I cherish the time I have with him.

— Zac Efron

Maybe he was old-fashioned, but to him a couple meant a strong bond, with positive and negative charges constantly arcing between them.

— Stewart O’Nan, Songs for the Missing

My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it.

— John Bunyan

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.

— Benjamin Disraeli

But I stayed up thinking about how I’ve been lying to him, no less than I lie to myself in my pre-sleep ritual. And I lied to him again just as we were growing more intimate than ever and he asked me about my scar.

— Zack Love, Anissa’s Redemption

…I told him a story of two people. Two people who shouldn’t have met, and who didn’t like each other much when they did, but who found they were the only two people in the world who could possibly have understood each other.

— Jojo Moyes, Me Before You

Finally, she took him in, all wet and sexy beneath her.Every breath and groan echoed over the water. She alternated her gaze from the stars in heaven to the rock star that was currently her heaven.

— Lisa Gillis, Weathering Jack Storm

My age makes him nervous and shamey, cause his eyes keep heading southwards and then back up, guilty. I can tell I can make his eyes swirl and that’s just about all I want to do.

— Andrea Portes, Hick

She wasn’t ready for this kind of distraction he caused her. It was bad enough she found him attractive, but having a attractive man in her home was just asking for trouble.

— J.C. Valentine, Stranded

The unconditional love that God gives us when we are in relationship with him frees us and sustains us; we no longer feel the need to prove ourselves according to worldly standards, we are fine just the way we are.

— Tim Crawshaw, So, You Want to Be Rich… But Jesus Doesn’t.

They would not find me changed from him they knew — Only more sure of all I thought was true.

— Robert Frost

There was something scary and anxiety-inducing about being in a space where nothing seemed to be forbidden to him, where everything was offered to him and nothing was asked in return

— Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life

he was so obsessed by the action in front of him that he had no awareness of the growing reaction to his performance.

— David Halberstam, The Powers That Be

Even if he did explain it, no one would believe him because no one would understand him. That’s the downside to being a genius – just because you understand something doesn’t mean anyone else will.

— Trenton Lee Stewart, The Mysterious Benedict Society

She knew enough to recognize that memories were crowding in, and there was nothing he could do. They wouldn’t let him speak. She would never know what scenes were driving that turmoil.

— Ian McEwan, Atonement

The sound of diesel fuel rushing through grimy pistons and cylinders below a morning-fogged window bored through his ears like a deep-water drill bit, and the thump of his own heartbeat cursed him for breaking one of his many rules.

— Luke Taylor, Shatterpoint Alpha

I pity him who refuses to leave the minatory of his refutable Judgments and still insisting on producing his light to lit our worlds.

— Annie Ali

It was her turn to hold him up.

— J.M. Stewart, Her Soldier’s Touch

God kills indiscriminately and so shall we. For no creatures under God are as we are none so like him as ourselves.

— Anne Rice

Be silent and safe — silence never betrays you; Be true to your word and your work and your friend; Put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you, Nor judge of a road till it draw to the end.

— John Boyle O’Reilly, Life of John Boyle O’Reilly

So I can’t explain why, for the next twenty minutes, I stand at the window quietly willing him with my mind to come inside and erase the distance between us.

— Colleen Oakley, Before I Go

She bit her lower lip hard and blinked her eyes. There was such wistfulness and longing in his voice. Oh, she was going to give him back his eyes, or the next best thing, if it took her the rest of her life to do it.

— Mary Balogh, The Arrangement

Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.

— Francis Quarles

Berners-Lee was supremely lucky in the work environment he had settled into, the Swiss particle physics lab CERN. It took him ten years to nurture his slow hunch about a hypertext information platform.

— Steven Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation

Right, he can kill the dead. What happens when he realizes we’re training him to kill the living?

— Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead, Vol. 26: Call to Arms

You’ll have to be my conscience.” He knew his flaws, and he knew the parts of him that were irrevocably broken. “Mine isn’t going to grow back.

— Nalini Singh, Heart of Obsidian

Does it have a bed?” Liz asked doing her best to prop him up.”A couple of old army cots that probably have more mildew than a politician has bullshit.

— Hunter Shea, Swamp Monster Massacre

She became his Ariadne, leading him through the labyrinth of books, stopping now and then to pass another one to him.

— Donna Leon, By Its Cover

Fang let out a low whistle. “Anyone know that Amazons could ride a giant bird?”Ethon gave him a duh stare. “Those of us who fought them, yeah, we know. How you think they keep kicking our asses?””Cause you’re pansies. Everyone knows that.

— Sherrilyn Kenyon, No Mercy

Apparently, dancing for him and throwing herself at him weren’t enough. Apparently, she had to nearly commit murder to arouse him enough to attack her.

— Gena Showalter, The Darkest Kiss

In most of my campaigns, I find it is best not to mention my opponent by name because, by doing so, it just gives him a chance to get into the headlines.

— Harry Truman

Happiness is good, but well-overrated: what we hate most are the very motivators that put us in gear. A man drifts along with little to contribute until something agitates him enough to make a difference, whether for himself or for his communities.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

Based on what you know about him in history books, what do you think Abraham Lincoln would be doing if he were alive today? 1) Writing his memoirs of the Civil War. 2) Advising the President. 3) Desperately clawing at the inside of his coffin.

— David Letterman

Nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write.

— A.E. Housman

At a certain age almost all the questions a person asks him or herself are really just about one thing: how should you live your life?

— Fredrik Backman, Britt-Marie var här

If you love someone but rarely make yourself available to him or her, that is not true love.

— Thich Nhat Hanh, Living Buddha, Living Christ

What was he like afterwards?Totally adorable-he fell asleep right on top of me!What was he like afterwards?I thought he’d died. No, Really! He fell asleep-I had to roll him off of me so i could breathe

— Pat Brisson, The Best and Hardest Thing

Barack Obama hopes his famous health care victory will mark him as a transformative president. History, however, may judge it to have been his missed opportunity to be one.

— George Will

I am afraid of him now. The one I love most in the world.

— Neil Jordan, The Borgia Apocalypse: The Screenplay

It was easy to tell Jamie to move on, be happy with someone else. But she saw now that it would absolutely kill her to see him with another woman.

— Neha Yazmin, Someone Like You

He was a victim of his own integrity, which forced him to do his best, even when he would have preferred to do nothing at all.

— Irving Stone

I wanted him to look at me like maybe I was magic.

— Aspen Matis, Girl in the Woods: A Memoir

She had a good, strong voice. She smiled with her voice, too. This, he thought, was the magic that had drawn him to her.

— Carolyn Jewel, In the Duke’s Arms

Well I don’t know as I want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do. I hire him to tell me how to do what I want to do.

— J. P. Morgan

Thanks, Baba. You are always such a comfort.” She gave him a wry look. “I know. I’ve been considering becoming a counselor. Or possibly a nurse.” Day shook his head. “If I were you, Baba Yaga, I’d stick to your day job.

— Deborah Blake, Dangerously Charming

He looks kind, but he’s really a huge sex fiend. He’s perverted and spoiled and always jealous. And he hasn’t called me for two weeks. But he’s cool, isn’t he? My guy. I’m the only one that knows…that the coolest part of him is his naked back.

— Yugi Yamada, Close The Last Door, Volume 02

If we always think the other guy is the reason for our lack of success, then it’s time to start planning ways to lift ourselves up, rather than planning ways to take him down.

— Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

Lexi looked him up and down and laughed. “I’ll fight every one of you. I’ll make it my goal to slice off every Dark Fae dick. I’ll make sure that you can’t harm another human again

— Donna Grant, Passion Ignites

Gale is mine. I am his. Anything else is unthinkable. Why did it take him being whipped within an inch of his life to see it?

— Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

I don’t really know a lot of famous people. I’ve met a lot of famous people. If I ran into Tom Hanks today, I would have to remind him who I was and he would then remember me. But he wouldn’t come up to me and say, ‘Hi Dave!’

— David Zucker

It was an ancient policy with her to be on good terms with anything that outweighed her and had so many teeth, so she broke the bacon in two and gave him the smaller piece. He was a dog. He would not realize he had been slighted.

— Joanna Bourne, The Black Hawk

To love means not to impose your own powers on your fellow man but offer him your help. And if he refuses it to be proud that he can do it on his own strength.

— Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

It had never occurred to him until then to think that literature was the best plaything that had ever been invented to make fun of people…

— Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

Art is whether or not there is a scream in him wanting to get out in a special way.

— Chaim Potok, My Name Is Asher Lev

The same energy of character which renders a man a daring villain would have rendered him useful in society, had that society been well organized.

— Mary Wollstonecraft

I want to touch with my mouth. His mouth, with my mouth. Maybe his neck, too. But first things first: Make him aware I exist.It’s possible that he is already aware, if only in a ‘don’t step on the small girl’ kind of way.

— Laini Taylor, Night of Cake & Puppets

Such kindness wasn’t a gift but a goad, scraping against one’s skin like a yoke of thorns. She would have preferred him stiff, defensive, even offensive.

— Lauren Willig, The Betrayal of the Blood Lily

Here’s what I have to say about being married: someday you will look at him, hating him with every fiber of your being, wishing that he would die the most violent death possible. It will pass.”–Hannah Horvath’s dying grandmother

— Lena Dunham

But the constant motion of the flames soon lulled him into a passive state where unrelated fragments of thoughts, sounds, images, and emotions drifted through him like snowflakes falling from a calm winter’s sky.

— Christopher Paolini, Brisingr

Knowing Jesus Christ is one thing! Jesus Christ, knowing you is also another thing! Be identified by Jesus Christ as His own, then you know you know Him, and He also knows you! When you know him and He knows you, you know!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Even when I press against him his presence is too far away.

— Johnny Rich, The Human Script

Kaufman almost smiled at the perfection of its horror. He felt an offer of insanity tickling the base of his skull, tempting him into oblivion, promising a blank indifference to the world.

— Clive Barker, Books of Blood: Volume One

He thought of women in terms of breasts, not minds, and it always seemed to irritate him that most women had both.

— Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

The devil lives in a double-shot”, Roman explains himself obscurely. “I got a great worm inside. Gnaws and gnaws. Every day I drown him and every day he gnaws. Help me drown the worm, fellas.

— Nelson Algren, The Neon Wilderness

somewhere between hello and I want this job, he’d lost all business sense and hired the pretty lady just because she wanted the job. Was it because she turned him into a seventeen-year-old with raging hormones?

— Dolores Wilson, Dixie Cowboy

One day my grandson said to me, grandpa were you a hero in the war? And i said to him no I’m not a hero, but I have served in a company full of them.

— Dick Winters

the country is almost ruined with pious white people: such pious politicians as we have just before elections, such pious goings on in all departments of church and state, that a fellow does not know who’ll cheat him next.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom’s Cabin

To give a man full knowledge of true morality I would send him to no other book than the New Testament.

— John Locke

He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.

— Plato

One of the consequences of sin is that it makes the sinner pity himself instead of causing him to turn to God. One of the first signs of new life is that the individual takes sides with God against himself.

— Donald Grey Barnhouse

Competition may help us create better products and services but in the end competition really seeks to destroy the opponent. To put him out of the power to compete against you.

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

He’d grown eager to hand off his things, as if the weight of his possessions kept him tethered to this earth, and by giving them away, he could snip those strings.

— Karen Thompson Walker, The Age of Miracles

And maybe that’s was her biggest crime of all. Making him fall in love with her.

— Maya Banks, Rush

Jack’s doctors have told him he is crazy… but, the truth is, it’s the Voices who are crazy, not him.

— Jennifer Daydreamer, Oliver

Oh why rebuke you him that loves you so? / Lay breath so bitter on your bitter foe.

— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A gifted person who is born in the world can unleash distinctive qualities about him or herself if he or she is confident enough to reveal his or her own strengths towards everyone.

— Saaif Alam

She made him feel guilty at times. The problem was that she was so honest herself, almost transparent. It seemed criminal to be deceiving her.

— Emily Arden, Lie to me: Deception: Book Two

Flowers and jewelry worked for most girls as a romantic gesture, but here I was, misty-eyed at watching him show my mother how to stab the shit out of him.

— Jeaniene Frost, Magic Graves

The crowd of influences streaming on the young soul is so great, the clods of barbarism and violence flung at him so strange and overwhelming, that an assumed stupidity is his only refuge.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life

When God justifies a sinner, everything in God is on the sinner’s side. All the attributes of God are on the sinner’s side. It isn’t that mercy is pleading for the sinner and justice is trying to beat him to death. All of God does all that God does.

— A.W. Tozer, The Attributes of God: A Journey Into the Father’s Heart

Before I can stop myself I throw my half-eaten banana at him and it hits him on the back of his neck.He spins around, wipes his neck and looks down at the banana on the floor.”Did you really just fruitally assault me?

— Ella Dominguez, The Art of Domination

Suffering, he thought later, could rob a man of his empathy, could turn him selfish, could make him depreciate all other sufferers.

— Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries

When Jonathan Winters died, it was like, ‘Oh, man!’ I knew he was frail, but I always thought he was going to last longer. I knew him as being really funny, but at the same time, he had a dark side.

— Robin Williams

How do I validate him in the face of such profound personal loss and the outrageous denial by the medical community?

— Mary Dimmock, Severe ME : Notes for Carers

He swallowed hard and looked deep into my eyes so intensely, I tried hard not to look away. I didn’t want him to see how mildly scared of him I was. I touched the hand in his lap and he answered.

— Mercy Cortez, Never Ever After

Only the previous day, Arch had found him in a spirit-dance corral, blistering the creatures to the point of death, such was his need to touch and destroy.

— Frank Beddor, Seeing Redd

Give as few orders as possible, ” his father had told him once long ago. “Once you’ve given orders on a subject, you must always give orders on that subject.

— Frank Herbert, Dune

Her heart unfolded in her chest, took in all of him, and closed tightly, unwilling to let him go

— Justine Dell

Alone let him constantly meditate in solitude on that which is salutary for his soul, for he who meditates in solitude attains supreme bliss.

— Guru Nanak

So then I bid him farewell and walked down the side of the pool leading to the outside entrance where I waited for soph to come down so we could walk home together

— Adrian Hadzic

Woe to him whose good name is more to him than goodness

— Herman Melville, Moby-Dick or, The Whale

Emmerich’s heart in his throat, he could only stare down at Monica, who looked up at him with glassy eyes as she shivered with pain and choked on blood.

— Suzanna J. Linton, Clara

The Englishman loves to roll his tongue around the word ‘extraordinary’. It so pleases him that he is reluctant to finish the sound which goes on into harmonics and overtones. The North American publisher is likewise inclined.

— R. I. Fitzhenry

Whenever you’re sitting across from some important person, always picture him sitting there in a suit of long red underwear. That’s the way I always operated in business.

— Joseph P. Kennedy

I do not live when I loose belief in the existence of God. I should long ago have killed myself had I not had a dim hope of finding Him. I live really live only when I feel him and seek Him

— Leo Tolstoy, A Confession

Dry your tears, woman, the boy will be found. Nobody can do him anything…” Gradually, the tears began to dry from Etusi’s eyes, thanks to Okokpujie’s words, a mighty force that swung the entire village to action. Pg.38

— Obehi Peter Ewanfoh, AMENDE: The Stream Water

First, you wounded a lion, and then you invite him to feast.

— Waheed Ibne Musa, Johnny Fracture

Once a man is truly dead and carried pale and cold across the Styx–once Old Bones has put an arm about his shoulders and walked him through the Gate into Darkness–might Science yet summon him back?

— Ian Weir, Will Starling: A Novel

They wouldn’t beat him up. They wouldn’t break his ribs. He knew that. But they had other ways of breaking him – with silence, with disappointment, with disapproval.

— David Levithan, Two Boys Kissing

Bentley is a good bee with a shaky sense of direction and an appetite for mayhem. Just don’t call him a drone. He hates that.

— John Hopkins, Lost Cactus: The First Treasury

Man is a plant, and its gardener. But it is only his soil that lets him rise, and it is only gardening himself, that may allow him to bear fruit.

— Lars Frodesen

Watching him walk off was very nearly as absorbing as observing his approach. He walked as all men ought to walk, with a decided swagger to his shoulders.

— Susanna Kearsley, A Desperate Fortune

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.

— Thomas Huxley

Premeditated anger is a bitch. Instead of saying, “Next time he does this, I will … “, say, “Next time he does that, I will show him more patience and more love. That’s premeditative love. She’s much sexier!

— Ace Antonio Hall

Nothing more likely, “said Hannasyde. “I’ve got to try and rattle him.””It’s him that’ll do the rattling, “said the Sergeant darkly. “he’s the nearest thing to a snake I’ve seen outside of the Zoo.

— Georgette Heyer

As he walked along the runway, he came upon a United Airlines pilot. “He tried to sit up, ” Martz said. “I saw a huge triangular hole in his forehead and I told him to just lie still and that help was on the way, but it was too late for him.

— Laurence Gonzales, Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival

He cements his existence in an echo of time, but the journey demands him to change. He cannot see; his identity is a mask. Nothing in this world stays the same. The path unveils our identity. Our identity is not created but revealed.

— RJ Blizzard

Five words that were the hardest words I would ever have to say, Five pillars of my faith that couldn’t save him that day.Five rivers, the Panj Aab, that didn’t flow through his veins.Five minutes that changed our world forever.

— Ruth Ahmed, When Ali Met Honour

How to distract Scorpius from difficult emotional issues? Take him to a library.” – Albus Severus Potter

— J.K. Rowling

When nothing else worked, we created a holistic, hand-tailored program that saved Pax’s life. At Passages, he and I use what we learned in curing him to help others discover the roots of their addiction or alcoholism and break free.

— Chris Prentiss, The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure

If you press me to say why I loved him I can say no more than because he was he and I was I.

— Michel de Montaigne

If dat ghost have money, I tells him never to haunt you less’n he wants to lose it!

— Eugene O’Neill, The Emperor Jones

You’d think getting chopped into a million pieces and cast into the darkest part of the Underworld would give him a subtle clue that nobody wanted him around.

— Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

No one is so completely disenchanted with the world, or knows it so thoroughly, or is so utterly disgusted with it, that when it begins to smile upon him he does not become partially reconciled to it.

— Giacomo Leopardi

Men work together, ‘ I told him from the heart, ‘Whether they work together or apart.

— Robert Frost, The Tuft of Flowers

Like magic, she felt him getting nearer, felt it like a pull in the pit of her stomach. It felt like hunger but deeper, heavier. Like the best kind of expectation. Ice cream expectation. Chocolate expectation.

— Sarah Addison Allen, The Sugar Queen

As a sign of utmost gratitude for his contributions to the Indian society in restoring equal rights of the citizens, I confer him (B.R. Ambedkar) the title “Martin Luther King Jr. of India.

— Abhijit Naskar, Neurons, Oxygen & Nanak

A slave mentality which had been built into him by years of carrot-and-whip grading, a mule mentality which said, “If you don’t whip me, I won’t work.” He didn’t get whipped. He didn’t work.

— Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

I didn’t want to fight with him. And yet I could not promise him what I most wanted to give – my love, the promise that I would stay with him in the Winter Court, that I would throw caution aside and be with him.

— Kailin Gow

Then she leant over and kissed him very slowly, with infinite tenderness. As if she had had to wait an eternity to do so.

— Arturo Pérez-Reverte, The Club Dumas

My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike. She said little, especially when my father or the men who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive and unhesitating sympathy for the miners.

— Agnes Smedley

Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great space of human change and progress some general human purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

Cam shook his head. ‘Do you ever listen to how much crazy shit comes out of your mouth?’ ‘Nope.’ I hooked my fingers into his waistband and pulled him closer. ‘Nobody does. That’s why I remain undiagnosed.’

— Lisa Henry, Dark Space

Jesus teaches us to forgive and I’ve got to trust him on that one.

— Billy Corgan

And although he recognized that tenderness was not the same as passion, and certainly not equivalent to love, for now it seemed to him a suitable substitute.

— Roy L. Pickering Jr., Matters of Convenience

There are no conditions to which a man cannot become used, especially if he sees that all around him are living in the same way.

— Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

He told his friends that if they really wanted to help him, they would treat him not with sympathy but with visits, phone calls, a sharing of their problems – the way they had always.. because Morrie had always been a wonderful listener.

— Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

Why bring him in my life at all when he never was meant to stay?

— Farzana Zahid, The Prince and The Fairy

Cooper’s tremendous love and energy and unchained freedom had captured life itself. Now, as the last shovelful covered him forever, I knew I would always carry a big piece of Cooper Half Malamute with me until I too was covered by the earth.

— Peter Jenkins, A Walk Across America

Kitten, this is my best mate, Charles, but you can call him Spade. Charles, this is Cat, the woman I’ve been telling you about. You can see for yourself that everything I’ve said is…an understatement.

— Jeaniene Frost, Halfway to the Grave

He was withdrawing. I think it was getting harder for him to accept his fate. Like a bird in a cage, he grew silent.

— Alice Hoffman

Churchill kept perspective on the crowds that gathered to hear him speak by conceding they would be twice as big if gathered to see him hanged.

— Winston S. Churchill

But even of him I can think of with sorrow, now at this moment.Those times, those people…have gone. How can there be fury felt for things that are gone to dust.

— Richard Llewellyn, How Green Was My Valley

Lexi glanced around the studio. She heard him in the bathroom. The door was slightly ajar, but she couldn’t see him. “A pity, ” she whispered.

— Donna Grant, Passion Ignites

And then we ease him out of that worn-out body with a kiss, and he’s gone like a whisper, the easiest breath.

— Mark Doty

The underlying attitude comes bursting out of his words: He believes his wife is keeping something of his away from him when she doesn’t want intimate contact. He sees sexual rights to a woman as akin to mineral rights to land—and he owns them.

— Lundy Bancroft, Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

Man has a choice and it’s a choice that makes him a man.

— John Steinbeck, East of Eden

The only way anyone can hope to live after death is if he leaves something that posterity can remember him for.

— Bangambiki Habyarimana

One of the things about Ike that makes him so indisputably a hero is that he doesn’t leave his own contradictions to the effete disputations of armchair scholars. He grapples with them himself, in his own lifetime.

— Mark Leyner, The Sugar Frosted Nutsack

Perhaps he was afraid as I was that we’d be caught. Or perhaps he was breathing me in just as I was letting him come into my lungs, my eyes, my heart.

— Lisa See, Peony in Love

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport: wlien the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.

— George Bernard Shaw

Don’t try to reach God with your understanding that is impossible. Reach him in love that is possible.

— Carlo Carretto

Love may not be enough to wake a child in the morning, dress him, and get him to school, then to feed him at night, bathe him, and put him to bed. Still, can any of us imagine a childhood without it?

— Andrew Bridge, Hope’s Boy

When my dad was badly weakened by the flu and my mom wanted to call an ambulance to take him to the emergency room, he wouldn’t go unless he could shave first and change into a nice shirt and a pair of slacks.

— Rich Lowry

The idea of music is to liberate the listener and lead him to a frame where he feels he is elevated.

— A. R. Rahman

From the beginning of time until the present moment, man’s ungodly quest for power, his determination to use his gift of free choice for his own selfish ends, has brought him to the brink of doom.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Already she could feel the stunning weight of a lifetime of regret for letting him go, and she knew that it was enought to bury her alive.

— Anna Godbersen, The Luxe

She was alone.She missed him immediately.

— Sue Townsend, The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year

He was humbled by her infinite love toward him – it shone through even in his afterlife.

— H. L. Balcomb

The man was rude, crude, and inappropriate. I was taken with him the moment I walked in the door, and I knew the first moment I saw him that it was going to be raw, it was going to be ugly, and I was going to enjoy every damn minute of it.

— C.M. Stunich, Losing Me, Finding You

Nippers was a whiskered, sallow, and, upon the whole, rather piratical-looking young man of about five and twenty. I always deemed him the victim of two evil powers — ambition and indigestion.

— Herman Melville, Bartleby the Scrivener

I walked him down to the front door, and the Savannah air assaulted me as I opened the door. “This town was never the same without you.” He turned around and started his short walk home, disappearing into the black of the night.

— Alexandria Rhodes, More Than You Know

Do not just look at your boyfriend as just a boyfriend. Look at him as a friend, too.

— Vanessa Hudgens

Peter was a superb swordsman, and parried with dazzling rapidity; ever and anon he followed up a feint with a lunge that got past his foe’s defense, but his shorter reach stood him in ill stead, and he could not drive the steel home

— J.M. Barrie

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.

— Walter Lippmann

And why had Deb’s last boyfriend dumped her? I dumped him. Maybe you didn’t French-kiss him enough. I promise you that wasn’t it. Tell me how many times a day you kissed, and I’ll say if it was enough. Four hundred. Not enough.

— Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You

No where in ‘humpty dumpty’ did it say he was an egg. Maybe your inability to think outside of what others have taught you is what’s keeping you from putting him together again.

— Darnell Lamont Walker

It hurt to think that a boy would not have him at his value of himself.

— Richard Llewellyn, How Green Was My Valley

When the poet Paul Valery once asked Albert Einstein if he kept a notebook to record his ideas, Einstein looked at him with mild but genuine surprise. “Oh, that’s not necessary, ” he replied . “It’s so seldom I have one.

— Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

If she had looked into his eyes at that very moment she would have seen the inferno that she had thrown him into.

— Mirella Muffarotto, Soccer Sweetheart

Plimpton was a presence. He looked for ways in which he could make himself ridiculous. That made him a great storyteller.

— Stefan Fatsis

My father was sleepless most of his life. So by the age of five, I was awake with him all night long, watching bad television or we’d lie in the same bed, and I’d read my comic books while he read his latest spy or mystery novel.

— Sherman Alexie

When Washington visited Portsmouth in 1789, he was not much impressed by the architecture of the little town that had stood by him so stoutly in the struggle for independence.

— Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Al he knew was that he’d never met anyone who caused him to doubt and to hope as much as she did.

— Catherine Bennett, Devon’s Choice

These things sneak up on him for no reason, these flashes of irrational happiness. It’s probably a vitamin deficiency.

— Margaret Atwood, Oryx and Crake

I handed him a beaker and toyed with the pleats of my skirt. The folds kept rippling against my knees in a distracting way. It was one of Naomi’s additions to my wardrobe. I quickly decided that I hated it.

— Andrea Cremer, Nightshade

To test a man, determine how much it takes to make him lie.

— C.J. Langenhoven

Tessa never could look at him without a tightening in her chest, a painful stutter of her heart.

— Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

The past was gone and the future had yet to unfold, and he knew he should focus his life on the present…yet his day-to-day existence suddenly struck him as endless and unbearable.

— Nicholas Sparks, The Choice

When power narrows the area of man’s concern poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence.

— John F. Kennedy

In all of the possible scenarios Kian had envisioned, encountering a lunatic had not been one of them. It just showed him that he could never be completely prepared.

— D.A. Rhine, Vampires of the Chesapeake: Kian MacTiernan

He had a talent for asking exactly the right questions to lead me to my own answers. Just being near him made things clearer.

— K.D. Sarge, His Faithful Squire

It made Craze smile, despite wishing most of his body parts would find new homes and leave him in peace.

— M. Pax, The Backworlds

He bursts out laughing. It’s short, as if he regretted allowing me to make him laugh, but the satisfaction’s already mine.

— Melina Marchetta, Saving Francesca

When one remains ‘sincere’, no type of fear will come to him in the worldly life (sansar) and it will lead him to moksha (ultimate liberation)!

— Dada Bhagwan

I dread this power he has over me. It makes me want to tell him all my secrets and see if he still wants me.

— Amanda Bouchet, A Promise of Fire

Charlie tried to focus on what she was saying, but his head felt packed with gauze. Like no one could reach him in here, where it hurt.

— Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire

What had she to wish for? Nothing, but to grow more worthy of him whose intentions and judgment had been ever so superior to her own.

— Jane Austen, Emma

Contrary to conventional military and game theory, the most effective offense is sometimes a direct attack against your political opponent’s greatest strength – not his weaknesses – to place him immediately on the defensive.

— Mark McKinnon

…curiosity had the same impact on him as caffeine… (Commissario Soneri)

— Valerio Varesi, River of Shadows

She loved her son and wanted him to make a fresh start here. Her ex-husband always tried to pass Aaron off as normal, not wanting anyone to know his son was different. She wasn’t going to go down that road.

— Tamara Hoffa, A Special Kind of Love

Give a man a noble cause and he would fight to the death for what he believed in, but get the woman he loves to leave him and his once honourable principles would cease to be quite so important.

— Mike Gayle, My Legendary Girlfriend

Responsibilities are given to him on whom trust rests. Responsibility is always a sign of trust.

— James Cash Penney

My breath catches in my throat as a chill makes me shiver, leaving gooseflesh in its wake. My eyes latch on to his, pleading with him to kiss me.

— Heather M. Orgeron, Boomerangers

He tasted of whisky and his skin was rough where he hadn’t shaved, but Mirabelle kissed him back.

— Sara Sheridan, British Bulldog

Feeding a lion will never make him your friend.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

It’s the questions we can’t answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he’ll look for his own answers.

— Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear

How is it more for the glory of God to save man irresistibly, than to save him as a free agent, by such grace as he may either concur or resist?

— John Wesley

I dated a guy for over a year who lied about his age the entire time. I found out after the fact and couldn’t believe it! I even threw him a birthday party for the wrong age… I couldn’t get over how hard he had tried to keep it a secret!

— Kirsten Prout

Would it not be downright cruel to keep him in semi-captivity in a town or city, where the opportunities for wreaking havoc and destruction upon the landscape are necessarily so limited? In a word, is it right to attract Wombats?

— Will Cuppy, How to Attract the Wombat

She hated him and loved him, longed for him and loathed him, and cursed herself for feeling anything at all

— Rick Yancey, The Isle of Blood

Anonymity crowned him as if t’were the halo of romantic glory.

— Emmuska Orczy, The Scarlet Pimpernel

Something wrong with your child? Feed them and put them to bed. Something wrong with your man? Feed him and take him to bed. Lady Jeeha “Wolf Dawn

— Susan Cartwright

… time is a master of ceremonies who always ends up putting us in our rightful place, we advance, stop, and retreat according to his orders, our mistake lies in imagining that we can catch him out.

— José Saramago, The Cave

Three-fifths of him genius and two-fifths sheer fudge.

— James Russell Lowell

Surely you know that if a man can’t be cured of churchgoing, the next best thing is to send him all over the neighbourhood looking for the church that “suits” him until he becomes a taster or connoisseur of churches.

— C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

Jesus has to become real to us. We need to court him and get to know him better. Go on some dates with the Lord.

— Sandra M. Michelle

A degenerate nobleman or one that is proud of his birth is like a turnip. There is nothing good of him but that which is underground.

— Nicholas Murray Butler

I had felt the shot coming; I hadn’t realized the bow was loaded with this very quarrel, perfectly calibrated to hit him hardest. What part of me had been studying him, stockpiling knowledge as ammunition?

— Rachel Hartman, Seraphina

We are nearer to him than his jugular vein.

— Anonymous, The Qur’an / القرآن الكريم

I knew the woodsy fragrance that accompanied Reed was his natural scent. It was one of the many things that made him hard to resist.

— Cherie Colyer, Hold Tight

My heart had been touched by him, battered by him, cradled by him as the days passed. He was cruel without meaning to be yet he was kind, and I needed him too much to let myself want him

— Mackenzie Herbert, Chasing Trains

Once an athlete feels his coach does not believe in him resentment develops and everyone loses at that point.

— George M. Gilbert, Team Of One: We Believe

It sometimes seemed to him that for love to work, it had to be fair, that he should tell only half the joke, and she the other half. Otherwise, it would not be love, but something completely else–pity or entertainment, or stand-up comedy.

— Tao Lin, Bed

Lyndon Johnson realized he really was President, that his identity had changed by President Kennedy’s shocking death, when aides who had been like family to him minutes before, stood in his presence on Air Force One.

— Nancy Gibbs, The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity

Of all the paths a man could strike into, there is, at any given moment, a best path .. A thing which, here and now, it were of all things wisest for him to do .. To find this path, and walk in it, is the one thing needful for him.

— Thomas Carlyle

He closes the door with a determined click, and I hear him call to a flight attendant, and I sink down onto the toilet seat, resting my elbows on my knees and my head in my hands as I listen to him through the

— Christina Lauren, Sweet Filthy Boy

I’m starting with the man in the mirror, I’m asking him to change his ways;And no message could have been any clearer, If you wanna make the world a better place, Take a look at yourself, and then make a change!

— Michael Jackson

He thought, I got wings on my eyes, and the thought was so odd and yet so pleasing to him that he felt suddenly that he was immensely special, that there could be no one like him in the world.

— Deborah Treisman, 20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker

Everyone was going crazy, like they’d just witnessed the birth of Jesus and the invention of electricity at the same time. Jude was a rock star, their savior, and they were paying him homage.

— Nicole Williams, Crash

and now, all these years later, it seem to him that the most horrible fact of human existence was that broken hearts mended

— Stephen King, Wizard and Glass

Beastly of him to die before you realized he might be fascinating.

— Tasha Alexander, And Only to Deceive

Now… Just run.’ [said the Doctor.]One of the things you learn very quickly around the Doctor is never to question him when he says that word. You just run. It’s almost like breathing.

— James Goss, Doctor Who: Dead of Winter

Being terrified but going ahead and doing what must be done—that’s courage. The one who feels no fear is a fool, and the one who lets fear rule him is a coward.

— Piers Anthony, Castle Roogna

Jan van Leyden announced that a new world order [anabaptism] had been revealed to him and promptly began to implement it. Money was abolished

— polygamy was legalized

He said he loves her more because she makes him smile. Fine! I’ll give him the Glasgow smile. Beat that, bitch!

— Natalya Vorobyova, Better to be able to love than to be loveable

Nietzsche, an infinitely harder and more courageous intellect, was incapable of any such confusion of ideas; he seldom allowed sentimentality to turn him from the glaring fact.

— H.L. Mencken, The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

If a child is too keep alive his inborn sense of wonder … he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it rediscovering with him the joy excitement and mystery of the world we live in.

— Rachel Carson

The best index to a person’s character is (a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good and (b) how he treats people who can’t fight back.

— Abigail Van Buren

And being here like this, so suddenly close to him is enough to make her lightheaded. It’s a feeling like falling.

— Jennifer E. Smith, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Should the whole frame of nature round him break, In ruin and confusion hurled, He, unconcerned, would hear the mighty crack, And stand secure amidst a falling world.

— Joseph Addison

The devil is a professional in destroying lives, but the problem is that people themselves allow him to destroy their lives

— Sunday Adelaja

Your name. That’s all I want.” I debate on whether or not I should explain to him that my name isn’t going to help him in his stalking endeavours.

— Colleen Hoover, Hopeless

Happiness is your dentist telling you it won’t hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.

— Johnny Carson

When we forgive we are telling God that we have faith in him to fight our injustices. It might not seem possible when you are standing in a storm, but when you take the high road you can see farther than you can now.

— Shannon L. Alder

During the night, angels stared down through the stars into Jacob’s world. They watched him sleep. They commented on the way his body folded on the bed. They liked this man. They drew their wings over him and stood guard by his soul.

— Noah Benshea

I count him lost who is lost to shame.

— Plautus

She’d taken ten years off his life, frightening him the way she had, and now he’d easily subtracted another ten by kissing her. If he spent much more time with Jenna Campbell, he’d be dead inside a week.

— Debbie Macomber, The Snow Bride

To Ejinar that cannonball was a monster with a will of its own. It showed him what war was: not a battery that exploded and sent matchstick soldiers fleeing, but a dragon that breathed hot fire on his naked heart.

— Carsten Jensen, We, the Drowned

A bore is a man who when you ask him how he is tells you.

— Bert Leston Taylor

I can feel you watching me.” Her breathy voice slid over him and felt like her fingers were running over his hard cock. How the fuck was her voice alone able to rule his dick?

— Setta Jay, Searing Ecstasy

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.

— Baltasar Gracian

And now the bad Mommy was here – outside his window. With a little whimper, he ran back to the bed, jumped in, and pulled the covers over his head.Good Mommy was gone now…and bad Mommy had come to eat him up.

— Alan Kinross, Longinus the Vampire: Redemption

…my desire for him exploded into a great hunger. I was dizzy with it.

— Kenya Wright, Escape

In fact, ‘ said Poirot, ‘she stabbed him in the dark, not realising that he was dead already, but somehow deduced that he had a watch in his pyjama pocket, took it out, put back the hands blindly and gave it the requisite dent.

— Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express

How strange it was to think that he, who such a short time ago dared not believe in the happiness of her loving him, now felt unhappy because she loved him too much!

— Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

He was seemingly born not only with a gift for language, but with a particularly nasty clock which makes him go crazy every three years or so.

— Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Bluebeard

Passion is that drive, that self-confidence, that enthusiasm that makes one to resist every obstacle that attempts to stop him from attaining his ultimate status in life and guides him to keep trying till the harvest time is due.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

Like the old soldier of the ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the light to see that duty. Goodbye.

— Douglas MacArthur

Speech, so a wise old Frenchman said to me once, is an invention of man’s to prevent him from thinking. It is also an infallible means of discovering that which he wishes to hide.

— Agatha Christie, The A.B.C. Murders

The number-one job of the hedge-fund manager is not to make sure that you can retire with a smile on your face – it’s for him to retire with a smile on his face.

— Mark Cuban

Even before the letter he’d been divided: one part of him swanning with Jay Gatsby around an imaginary Gotham; the other part stolid and earthbound, nose to the deep fryer, in the stifling, sizzling South.

— Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire

I grew up looking at my father as to how to behave. In watching him I grasped so many things. His own temperament was of a calm person. He was very composed and I never saw anger in him. To me, that was fascinating.

— Sachin Tendulkar

Every man wherever he goes is encompassed by a cloud of comforting convictions which move with him like flies on a summer day.

— Bertrand Russell

The grip of her eyes is so hard that he can barely breathe. She entices him to crash into her and explore her depths. But he is already soaked in different waters.

— Faraaz Kazi, More Than Just Friends

My father was a mean, controlling and manipulative person for most of his life. He was unpredictable and unstable. As a result, the atmosphere of our home was super-charged with fear because you never knew if what you did would make him mad or not.

— Joyce Meyer

For it is discomfort’s own essence to be near a man and to feel him in torture of misery, to feel with him the very pain of the misery, and yet to be unable to help.

— Richard Llewellyn, How Green Was My Valley

It was a hallmark of Nelson Mandela’s leadership that being open to change made him appear not weaker, but even stronger.

— Klaus Schwab

Be silent and safe — silence never betrays you; Be true to your word and your work and your friend; Put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you, Nor judge of a road till it draw to the end.James Jeffery Roche

— James McAllister, iNation

Running at Ron, she flung them around his neck and kissed him full on the mouth. Ron threw away the fangs and broomstick he was holding and responded with such enthusiasm that he lifted Hermione off her feet.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

There was no way I was going to let him die. He was my other half; without him, I felt incomplete. I wasn’t sure if this was my dragon talking or me, but I couldn’t imagine a world without Riley.

— Julie Kagawa, Rogue

In yonder nether world where shall I seekHis bright appearances or footstep trace?For though I fled him angry, yet recalledTo life prolonged and promised race I nowGladly behold though but His utmost skirtsOf glory, and far off His steps adore.

— John Milton, Paradise Lost

One of the surest signs of the Philistine is his reverence for the superior tastes of those who put him down.

— Pauline Kael

Call him Voldemort, Harry. Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Again and again in his career, Hamilton committed the same political error: he never knew when to stop, and the resulting excesses led him into irremediable indiscretions.

— Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton

When he comes back, I’m sticking to him like moss to a stone. You’re going to have to cut me off with a knife to get us separated.

— Suilan Lee, Kiss Me to Spring Time

Simply building a fence between a child and temptation is not the same things as preparing him to face life.

— Barbara R. Duguid, Extravagant Grace: God’s Glory Displayed in Our Weakness

And, certainly to him Life itself was the first, the greatest, of the arts, and for it all the other arts seemed to be but a preparation.

— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

In person, my father is so friendly, so considerate, so funny, and so real. I have admired my father all of my life, and I love him with all my heart.

— Tiffany Trump

He’s so fucking unconventionally perfect. I don’t know whether I want to kick him in the balls or lick his face.

— Heather M. Orgeron, Boomerangers

If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all his thinking, damages his personality, makes him landlord to a ghost.

— Henry Ward Beecher

His art springs out of bubbling underground necessity, as if he’s somehow dipping himself into the river that gave him life; he’s making dream material visible.

— Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

Meeting Hettie again made him achingly conscious once more of the irrefutable nature of his obsession with her. Obsession – or love? Or was it something more unhealthy – a kind of craving, an addiction?

— William Boyd

You know what they call the fellow who finishes last in his medical school graduating class? They call him ‘Doctor.’

— Abe Lemons

but it’s not safe and I can feel him slipping away, so I just get out one more sentence. “Stay with me.” As the tendrils of sleep syrup pull me down, I hear him whisper a word back but I don’t catch it.

— Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

The consequence of the Bay of Pigs failure wasn’t an acceptance of Castro and his control of Cuba but, rather, a renewed determination to bring him down by stealth.

— Robert Dallek

A leader creates a new way to success for followers and inspires them to follow him toward the ultimate purpose.

— Debasish Mridha

Therefore the misfortune which comes to man as a result of the fact that he was a child is that his freedom was first concealed from him and that all his life he will be nostalgic for the time when he did not know it’s exigencies.

— Simone de Beauvoir, The Ethics of Ambiguity

I don’t think I’d feel any more violated if he’d stripped me bare. I might as well have lain down before him openly exposing all my flaws and my fears, inviting him to psychoanalyze me.

— Siobhan Davis, Finding Kyler

But we-‘ she glanced at him as if to ascertain his position, ‘we see each other only now and then-”Like lights in a storm-”In the midst of a hurricane, ‘ she concluded, as the window shook beneath the pressure of the wind.

— Virginia Woolf, Night and Day

He glared at Mr. Diddley’s yellow-toothed smile, and thought how he’d like to shove a toothbrush in his mouth and teach him how to use it.

— Justin Swapp, The Magic Shop

He missed him like he would miss the sun if it fell out of the sky.

— Gary D. Schmidt, First Boy

She smelled like a mountain valley in springtime and made him dream of the future in a way he hadn’t considered possible.

— Lyz Kelley, Blinded

You can’t live your life in a bubble, Charlie. And you can’t live Evan’s life for him. He won’t thank you if you try to wrap him in bubble wrap and set him on a shelf.

— Tamara Hoffa, Heart of a Soldier

…and he wasn’t reconciled to dying. Dora told him he was going to a better world. “Mebbe, mebbe, ” says poor Ben, “but I’m sorter used to the imperfections of this one.

— L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Windy Poplars

I don’t lie to you, ” Alan said. “I lie WITH you.”Sin stopped looking up at him from under her eyelashes and burst out laughing.Alan went red. “So I’ve just realized how that come out. Uh.

— Sarah Rees Brennan, The Demon’s Surrender

Peace is something you only have when your enemy is gone. Either after you have turned him into a friend or vanquished him

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Back then: to be paid more, one needed to increase the number of things that are by him known. Today: to be paid more, one needs to increase the number of people by whom he is known.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

So, I have to know, ” he says, “what are you?”But just because he has to know doesn’t mean I have to tell him anything.

— Marilyn Hilton, Full Cicada Moon

We need god to prosper those without him will not.

— Nostradamus, Prophecies of Nostradamus

Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures costs nothing and conveys much. It pleases him who gives and receives and thus like mercy is twice blessed.

— Erastus Wiman

Whatever makes a man a beast also renders him pitiable. But it behoves us to be wary of these bestial men despite our compassion, for they frequently turn on their friends.

— Maria McCann, As Meat Loves Salt

He didn’t see a man with hopes and dreams, with disappointments and accomplishments. All he saw in front of him was just another nigger.

— Kenneth Eade, Unreasonable Force

It’s me, asking him to let me in. Asking all of them to give a chance to show them that, deep down, I’m not who they think I am. Or, maybe I’m exactly who they think I am, but I no longer want to be.

— Tamara Ireland Stone, Every Last Word

The man on the top of the hierarchy has created social fear in order for us to accept him as the leader.

— Nilantha Ilangamuwa

But then he put aside the awkward encounter, which his mind allowed him to do quite easily. He could compartmentalize at an astonishing level. It came from not giving a shit.

— David Baldacci, Memory Man

Every man of action has a strong dose of egotism pride hardness and cunning. But all those things will be forgiven him indeed they will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends.

— Charles de Gaulle

He knows bad days. Bad days take him completely by surprise. They make him not trust the good days because it’s likely something is lurking twenty-four hours away.

— Melina Marchetta, The Piper’s Son

Look upward to himLook to him for everythingLook to him for answersLook to him for a listening ear

— April Nichole, Eyes to Heaven

why would i date him i like someone else”… “I’m the only someone else you know

— Cindy C. Bennett, Rapunzel Untangled

This is the truth: as from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth, even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

She threw her arms around him and kissed him. It was a station-platform kiss—spontaneous enough to begin with, but rather inhibited in the follow-through, and with somewhat of a forehead-bumping aspect.

— J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

The best way a mentor can prepare another leader is to expose him or her to other great people.

— John C. Maxwell

Every great batter works on the theory that the pitcher is more afraid of him than he is of the pitcher.

— Ty Cobb

I was sure I fell in love with him again like the usual. He did things that made me go back to him. Once again, it scared me half to death.

— Kia Amazona, The Way It Was Before

Commitment means that it is possible for a man to yield the nerve center of his consent to a purpose or cause, a movement or an ideal, which may be more important to him than whether he lives or dies.

— Howard Thurman

Aerric’s skill as a fighter, along with the fact that he could not be killed, made him the ultimate weapon. Morrigan and Brighid had used the hide of a phoenix and a bit of Pandra’s dragon blood to create him.

— Brynn Myers, Redemption

I turn my back on him as he goes, and settle myself in the parlor, and touch Ma’s piano.My fingers leave sighsin the dust.

— Karen Hesse, Out of the Dust

And then it changed. I wasn’t letting him anymore. He was taking, pawing, grabbing. I pushed, I cried out, I squirmed, but like I said it’s a shitty game and he didn’t feel like playing by the rules anymore.

— Taylor Rhodes, Sixteenth Notes: The Breaking of the Rose-Colored Glasses

He was the journey she wanted to take. The landscape she wanted to walk. There wasn’t a part of him she didn’t want to roam.

— Riley Murphy, Provoked

It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out his arms to embrace he knows not what.

— John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga

I’d call him a sadistic, hippophilic necrophile, but that would be beating a dead horse.

— Woody Allen

Damoder climbed slowly to his feet. ‘Buy lot!’ he wheedled, ‘I am poor man. I sell you cheap. I am bank-Rupert! Apparently the only things that could save him from bank-rupertcy were our dollars.

— Frank Kusy, Rupee Millionaires

The trouble with him was that he was without imagination.

— Jack London, To Build a Fire

I did not know what to say to him. I felt awkward and blundering. I did not know how I could reach him, where I could overtake him and go on hand in hand with him once more.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

To see a man’s true colours, tell him that you don’t plan on having sex with him. To see a woman’s true colours, tell her that you don’t plan on marrying her.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Darkling I listen; and, for many a timeI have been half in love with easeful Death, Call’d him soft names in many a musèd rhyme, To take into the air my quiet breath.

— John Keats, Complete Poems and Selected Letters

Truth is best (of all that is) good. As desired, what is being desired is truth for him who (represents) the best truth. (Gathas 27.14)

— Zoroaster

A dead man is the worst enemy alive, I thought. You can’t alter his power over you. You can’t alter what you love or owe. And it’s too late to ask him for his absolution. He has beaten you all ways.

— John le Carré, Our Game

For two thousand years or more man has been subjected to a systematic effort to transform him into an ascetic animal. He remains a pleasure-seeking animal.

— Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytical Meaning of History

Not romantic, ” she disagreed. “To me it would be romantic if Antony properly fell on his sword and kicked the bucket and Cleopatra escaped and lived a lovely life sailing along the Nile without him and his big ideas ruining her kingdom.

— Jack Gantos, Dead End in Norvelt

In my card catalogue, the Dewey Decimal System had placed him firmly under Ancient History.

— S.E. Harmon, Stay with Me

When boy likes you, you say no thank you. You don’t kick him on the ground.

— Jenny Han, Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream

I miss him so badly it hurts.

— Suzanne Collins

Gentlemen, when the enemy is committed to a mistake we must not interrupt him too soon.

— Horatio Nelson

I find him in the curves of certain lines, in the loveliness and subtleties of certain colours.

— Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

While I had no intention of hooking up with him, I still wanted him to want to hook up with me.It was the principle of the thing, after all.

— Kimberly Raye, Dead End Dating

But then Froi looked back to where his work lay unfinished and it made him sad because there had been something about the touch of earth in his hands that made him feel worthwhile.

— Melina Marchetta, Finnikin of the Rock

I realize the thing about a guy you’ve spent your whole life loving from afar is that even though he’s real you’ve really made most of him up.

— Kirsten Smith, The Geography of Girlhood

Every man having been born free and master of himself, no one else may under any pretext whatever subject him without his consent. To assert that the son of a slave is born a slave is to assert that he is not born a man.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract

Why yes, I can, ‘ said Midas Mulligan, when he was asked whether he could name a person more evil than the man with a heart closed to pity. ‘The man who uses another’s pity for him as a weapon.

— Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

I smell him in intervals, in varieties, in ways I don’t quite understand.

— Dominic Riccitello

The absence of a skyline makes him doubt he’ll ever get where he’s going, and behind him, where he’s come from might as well not be there.

— Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire

If there is a God, you owe him far more than a morally decent life. He deserves to be at the center of your life.

— Timothy J. Keller, Encounters with Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life’s Biggest Questions

Looking at him now-even if she hadn’t been in love with him, that part of her that was her mother’s daugher, that loved every beautiful thing for its beauty alone, would still have wanted him.

— Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

Layney Logan, there are two things in this world you don’t need to question. One is gravity.” He tilted my chin to force me to look him in the eye. The sudden intimacy shocked me. “The other is Layney Logan.

— Gwen Hayes, So Over You

I believe he was feeling a bit nervous. Possibly it was my costume that took him aback. I was dressed quite well, even elegantly, and looked as if I belonged to the best society.

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Gambler

You really are a pain in the ass, ” he laughs. I swat him playfully, laughing too as a single tear rolls down my cheek. He wipes it away and tucks my hair behind my ear, “But you’re my pain in the ass.

— Kandi Steiner, Tag Chaser

I lost someone very close to me and afterward I believed I could have saved him had I been a better friend to him. But everyone disappears, no matter who loves them.

— Dave Eggers, What Is the What

It’s better to shut a fool’s mouth with sarcasm rather than cursing him back.

— Anind Mathur

When sober, which he hadn’t been for well over a week, Burt thought about Double B, and what it might be like to be a real father, to wake up with him in the morning, to watch him grow, to get to know the little soul.”Book 2 “Having it

— Jamie Scallion, Having It : Volume 2

The man who seeks one thing in life and but one May hope to achieve it before life be done. But he who seeks all things wherever he goes Only reaps from the hopes which around him he sows A harvest of barren regrets.

— Owen Meredith

I wonder how long it would take him to realize I’m right as sin – it’s the rest of the world that’s wrong. I’m not even sure how I qualify for admission to Aspen Springs. Does wanting to die equal losing your mind?

— Ellen Hopkins, Impulse

There was much about him that was fine and beautiful, but he could never find the confidence he needed.

— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood

My arms would be wrapped around him like angels’ wings.

— Jess C. Scott, Playmates

To have his path made clear for him is the aspiration of every human being in our beclouded and tempestuous existence.

— Joseph Conrad

Discontent is the first step in progress. No one knows what is in him till he tries and many would never try if they were not forced to.

— Basil W. Maturin

Man is meant for happiness and this happiness is in him in the satisfaction of the daily needs of his existence.

— Leo Tolstoy

The first time I watched him fight, I got hard. My heart pounded in my chest, and I chewed on my lip until it bled. I vowed then I would make him mine.

— Kasia Bacon, The Mutt

This is mine, ” he growled, fangs bared. “You are mine.”Bria met him stare for stare. “Prove it.

— Kate Baxter, The Dark Vampire

No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it.

— Theodore Roosevelt

Then the Warrior realizes that these repeated experiences have but one aim: to teach him what he does not want to learn.

— Paulo Coelho, Warrior of the Light

At the dealership, I pulled out the sieve and toyed with it threateningly. When the salesman was ready for me, I held it up, told him I was not a tourist and demanded a large discount.

— Tahir Shah, In Arabian Nights: A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams

He remembered his mother’s love for him, and his family’s, and his friends’, and the enemy’s intention to kill him seemed impossible.

— Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Let each look to himself and see what God wants of him and attend to this leaving all else alone.

— Henry Suso

Oooo…He’s being a saucy motherfu*ker tonight. He does wrong and I’m the one who gets treated like the whore of Babylon. Fine, he wants a show I’ll give him a damn show.

— S.K. Logsdon, Stricken Unveiled

Denny and McDaniel go into the percussion room and grab a bizarre metal contraption. Denny lifts it over his head and I give him a strange look, to which he responds like I’m a five year old, “Carr-i-er.

— Courtney Brandt, Confessions of a Teenage Band Geek

An Eastern poet, Ali Ben Abu Taleb, writes with sad truth, —”He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy shall meet him everywhere.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where is Polonius? HAMLET In heaven. Send hither to see. If your messenger find him not there, seek him i’ th’ other place yourself. But if indeed you find him not within this month, you shall nose him as you go up the stairs into the lobby.

— William Shakespeare, Hamlet

If I hate a person, then I must still love him as well.. For the insignificant ones, I don’t hate.. I just lose interest and become indifferent..

— Laarni Venus Marie

The future of my child is unknown but I have loved him, supported him, and taught him right from wrong. I will continue to do so…

— Brenda Lochinger

The captain was a good chess player, and the games were always interesting. Yossarian had stopped playing chess with him because the games were so interesting they were foolish.

— Joseph Heller

He feels safer just knowing that even if he’s away there is a home waiting for him to return.

— Gabriel Bá, Daytripper

Grant stood by me when I was crazy, and I stood by him when he was drunk, and now we stand by each other.

— William T. Sherman

She just smiled, said that she loved books more than anything, and started telling him excitedly what each of the ones in her lap was about. And Ove realised that he wanted to hear her talking about the things she loved for the rest of his life.

— Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove

Yeah, Quirrell was a great teacher. There was just that minor drawback of him having Lord Voldemort sticking out of the back of his head!

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The military was providing him (George H.W. Bush) with an education that was not available at Andover or Yale.

— George W. Bush, 41: A Portrait of My Father

To him who feels himself preordained to contemplation and not to belief, all believers are too noisy and obtrusive; he guards against them.

— Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

Kara do you love Brad?’All my heart.’Then how can you let him leave next year?’I guess love isn’t enough sometimes.

— Patrick Jones, Things Change

Westley stared at him carefully. “Victor…I understand how you must feel but the rules Dracula upheld—”“Were the same very rules that allowed the Dark World to fall, ” he finished coldly.

— S.C. Parris, The Immortal’s Guide

We sin not because we do not love Christ at all but because we don’t love him above all.

— Bryan Chapell, Unlimited Grace: The Heart Chemistry That Frees from Sin and Fuels the Christian Life

When a man is standing at the top of a cliff, it isn’t fear of falling that keeps him rooted to the edge — it’s the fear of not being able to resist the desire to jump, just to see what falling feels like.

— Cristelle Comby, Russian Dolls

Teaching a man how to clean barnacles from a keel is an amazing useful talent, one any child should be fortunate to learn. Magochiro is our champion barnaclebully at present. String him under a keel, and he will bring back dinner enough for ten.

— Michelle Franklin

He got a tan over break. I used to tell him he was so pale he looked like a marshmallow. He hated that I compared him to food. I told him that’s what he got for calling me caramel. It shut him up.

— Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give

You know, just sit in the corner and glare at him the whole time. See if he crumbles.” “I’ve seen your hard-ass face, Tuck, ” Charlie said. “Mostly, you just look constipated. Ford, you’d better do the glaring.

— Julie James, Love Irresistibly

Next time, can you ask him to bring cookies? I don’t like to put up with that level of insane unless there’s some kind of high-calorie compensation.

— Lauren Beukes, The Shining Girls

I wish I could tell him that we’re going through the same thing. I wish I could speak to him like I want to instead of like I’m supposed to. But the idea of admitting that I need help is too much to bear, so I turn away.

— Veronica Roth, Divergent

Soprano basso even the contralto Wished him five fathom under the Rialto.

— Lord Byron

If Jack had followed him instead of trying to reclaim his car, he would undoubtedly have voiced his disappointment that they were not yet shooting laser cannons. Frankly, Richard thought dodging the police’s bullets would be problematic enough.

— Alexander Ferrick, HACK3R

Your level is above the reach of the devil… Keep it in mind; as long as you are in the light of God, you bind him (the devil) tight!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

The only God who can lead you out of trouble when you are pursuing your dreams is the one who gave you that assignment. Neglecting him from your plans is tantamount to commitment of suicide.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Dream Big!: See Your Bigger Picture!

Find that person who will make your whole world tremble with a few words. Apprentice yourself faithfully to him until you can make your own world tremble constantly.

— Charbel Tadros

You can’t teach a person to love something. But you can get him to feel the heat of your love for something.

— James MacDonald, Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling: Changing Lives with God’s Changeless Truth

She absorbed the terror and beauty of him and his world. Of every moment over the past days. All of it, filling her up like the first breath she’d ever taken. And never had she loved life more.

— Veronica Rossi, Under the Never Sky

Dr. Beall gave him the first shot, followed closely by the second.He said, “I’ll check for a heartbeat.”I said, “You don’t need to. I can see it in his eyes.”Dewey was gone.

— Vicki Myron, Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story

He is intelligent enough to get a job that would earn him good money, but too clever to want one.

— Helen Smith, Alison Wonderland

He didn’t have many friends, but he valued his friendship with Angel. She was kind and giving and one of the few women who didn’t look at him like he was an un-caged tiger

— Katie Reus, Sweetest Surrender

Sadly, when a person’s possessions distract him from his purpose, he usually ends up losing both.

— Orrin Woodward

Then our crime’s worse than a murderer’s. His act puts him outside the law, but keeps the law intact. Ours would weaken the law.

— Walter Van Tilburg Clark

He’d given up his mortality, his soul, for this moment, this second chance, and if she fell in love with him again, he needed to know it was real.

— Lisa Kessler, Night Walker

I plunged into him, kissing him like I was flame and he was wood, our tongues igniting

— Lisa Burstein, The Possibility of Us

When you are in love with someone you want to be near him all the time except when you are out buying things and charging them to him.

— Miss Piggy

That was his cover story. Architecture… a job that would take him out of town often and would require long hours and meetings that wouldn’t allow him to answer his phone. Of course, he had to have a good cover. Cell coverage in Hell was spotty.

— Danielle James, Savior

I shot him daggers. Along with swords, scythes, scalpels, shivs, shanks, stilettos, and any other sharp weapon I could think of that began with an “s.

— A.E. Kirk, Demons at Deadnight

He will make you happy, Fanny; I know he will make you happy; but you will make him everything.

— Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

Maya wrapped one leg around him, writhing against him as she threaded her fingers through his hair and held him to her, urging him on.”Never stop touching me that way, ” Maya rasped.

— Sara Humphreys, Vampire Trouble

Owen is Owen. No one gets to tell him how to live his life. Not you, not me, and not some author nobody. Owen gets to choose how his life story goes, and no one, let alone his idiot fictional self, gets to take that away from him.

— James Riley

You will know him by the blade he carries and the Dark-born skill with which he wields it, for none who know the love of the Father may defeat the Darkblade, yet all must stand against him.

— Anthony Ryan

Florence and Milan had given him ideas more flexible than those of people who’d stayed at home.

— Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

It will not be easy for him to see her dead, should they become close. But she has so few friends. She cannot turn one away.

— Kendare Blake, Three Dark Crowns

I know from experience Dev, purposely breaking a man and leaving him with nothing left to live for can be a very dangerous thing.-Moe

— Ashley Jade, Twisted Wrath

I had come to regard him as a loner with no real past and a future so vague that there was no sense talking about it.

— Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary

Something about him feels like forever…

— Jennifer Elisabeth

A man is a method a progressive arrangement a selecting principle gathering his like unto him wherever he goes. What you are comes to you.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Shakespeare shook his head and sunk his chin into his ruff, making him look more owl-like than ever. “I have written about other worlds often enough. I have said what I can say. There are many kinds of reality. This is but one kind.

— Jeanette Winterson, The Daylight Gate

With life the truth is not what is right or wrong, but with life the truth is the process, where life unfolds in every individual, and takes him to the whole.

— Roshan Sharma

I’ll never know if it was figuratively or literally when he said I drove him crazy.

— Dominic Riccitello

He was afraid to pick up the baby. If he touched it, it might bond with him or something. Or he might leave fingerprints all over it.

— Judith Arnold, Father Found

And to every man has been assigned a good and an evil angel; one assisting him and the other annoying him, from his cradle to his coffin.

— Voltaire

It was amazing for me to play a character opposite Benedict Cumberbatch – he’s someone who I’ve looked up to for years – and the idea that I would work with him and then become friends with him was an amazing experience.

— Tom Holland

Lewis is a rare example of someone who liked to think about life’s great questions because they were forced on him by his own experience.

— Alister E. McGrath, If I Had Lunch with C.S. Lewis: Exploring the Ideas of C.S. Lewis on the Meaning of Life

Men are the enemy in much the same way that some crazed boy in uniform was the enemy of another like him in most respects except the uniform. One possible tactic is to try to get the uniforms off.

— Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch

I can’t imagine dating a boy, meeting him only outside the home. What’s a home and family for if it’s not the center of one’s life?

— Loretta Young

God loves to help him who strives to help himself.

— Aeschylus

God’s way of answering the Christian’s prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction.

— Richard Cecil

Katniss: ‘What about you? Ive seen you in the market. You can lift hundred pound bags of flour’. I snap at himTell him that. Thats not nothing.Peeta: Yes and Im sure the arena will be full of bags of flour for me to chuck at people.

— Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Of all the paths a man could strike into there is at any given moment a best path … a thing which here and now it were of all things wisest for him to do … to find this path and walk in it is the one thing needful for him.

— Thomas Carlyle

Maybe she’d remember him as a pain in the ass. Or maybe, he hoped most of all, that she’d remember what she told him: “You can be a real jerk sometimes, but you’re decent.” As epitaphs went, it wasn’t bad.

— Dani Harper, First Bite

Work was intended not to give a man a reason to live, but rather to give him a means to live.

— Criss Jami, Healology

And then she kissed him with tongue- on the bus.

— Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park

He’d always loved this land, loved how his family had tamed it. It was as much a part of him as his blood. Being involved with him meant moving back here. Being surrounded by bad memories.

— Leah Braemel, Slow Ride Home

He realised he was in a chair. The world was white and blurry in half his vision, and it took him a few moments to realise a sheet of paper was stuck to his face.

— A. Ashley Straker, Infected Connection

His supporters will push him to disaster unless his opponents show where the dangers are.

— Walter Lippmann

There were times when it seemed the different parts of him where not all under the same management.

— Russell Hoban, The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz

Under her high brows, she eyed him straight on and straight across. She had gone to girls’ schools, he recalled later. Those girls looked straight at you.

— Annie Dillard, The Maytrees

Nothing is impossible for him who believes.

— Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

We cannot separate doubt from deception. Doubt robs a man of his confidence; it is a fearful thing. Offer him deception to restore that confidence and he will embrace the falsehood for the comfort it brings. If you would deceive, begin with doubt.

— D.A. Blankinship, The Scoloderus Conspiracy

No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have – and I think he’s a dirty little beast.

— W. S. Gilbert

If he stays inside himself, if he is contained within his nature as he is participant in the larger force, he will be able to listen, and his hearing through himself will give him secrets objects share.

— Charles Olson

Oh no. He looks half-dead.” Charlie’s face paled as he eyed the trapper’s wrist and the blood-soaked bandages.”Indeed.” Jackaby nodded. “And if we don’t get him some proper attention soon, he’ll be all dead.

— William Ritter, Beastly Bones

Call on a business man at business times only and on business transact your business and go about your business in order to give him time to finish his busmess.

— Duke of Wellington

Eventually, she looked up, her eyes completely void of emotions. “You are merely a diversion. You mean nothing to me.” She walked past him and out of the room. She left him, a fish gasping amongst the clouds, falling back to earth.

— Michelle Frost, Wisdoms of the Light

The worst that can possibly have happened to him is death and that we are all in for—if not this morning, then in days, or weeks, or years at most.

— Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

This is good, ” he told her.
She gave him a slow blink. “You like wine?”
“Doesn’t everyone?”
“You strike me as a beer-from-the-can kind of guy.”
“I am.”

— Jessica Lemmon, If You Dare

If he only wants your breasts, legs & thighs then send him to KFC.

— Sujish Kandampully

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn’t take it out of my garden.

— Eric Morecambe

The box had done what Sweet Home had not, what working like an ass and living like a dog had not: drove him crazy so he would not lose his mind.

— Toni Morrison, Beloved

The cafeteria made him feel like an observer rather than a participant in the high school experience.

— Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School

You look at him with your whole heart in your eyes.

— Michelle Madow, Diamonds are Forever

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.

— Marilyn Monroe

It seemed unfair that despite the fact he could not use them, or feel them, his extremities should cause him so much discomfort.

— Jojo Moyes, Me Before You

Someday someone will follow in my footsteps and preside over the White House as the President’s spouse. And I wish him well.

— Barbara Bush

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

— John F. Kennedy

I forgive him and like water draining from the sand after a wave, the power he held over me disappears. A slow smile rises on my face.

— Ryan Winfield, South of Bixby Bridge

If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay.

— Oprah Winfrey

Fundamental belief consoled him for superficial irony.

— Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge

His mother was as frosty as the polar icecaps. His sister was gone. Who did he have that cared about him? Who would remind him that he mattered?

— Sofia Grey, His Temporary Fix

My God, Justin, do you hate him so?””Bah!” said his Grace…”does one hate an adder? Because it is venomous and loathsome one crushes it underfoot, as I shall crush this Comte.

— Georgette Heyer, These Old Shades

Lucky ain’t a puppy no more and he don’t bark for just any old reason. It takes a mailman, a squirrel, a car, a bird, a blowing leaf, or a tumbling scrap of paper to get him stirred up now.

— Sandra Kring, Carry Me Home

So you’ve just slept with him, given him your virginity, a man who doesn’t love you. In fact, he has odd ideas about you, wants to make you some sort of kinky sex slave.

— E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey

Yet ruled he not long, so great had been his suffering, and so bitter the fire of his testing, for after the space of three years he died. And he who came after him ruled evilly.

— Oscar Wilde, The Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde

But I don’t know what to him about the aftermath of killing a person. About how they never leave you.

— Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

In a world of pushing, shoving, striving to get ahead at all costs people; to those who knew him well, John Mann was a breath of fresh air.

— Matt Micros, The Chameleon

Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers for each rage leaves him less than he had been before-it takes something from him.

— Louis L’Amour

Right now we’re both yard sales of emotions. A penny for pain. A dime for bitterness. A quarter for grief. A dollar for silence. It binds us together, but I don’t want him to pay the price for the parts of me that are used and broken.

— Courtney C. Stevens, Faking Normal

My life before him was so simple and decided, now after him…It’s just…After.

— Anna Todd, After

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lif’ up his fellow, but woe to him that is alone when he falleth, for he hath not another to help him up.

— John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

You want him praising the Lord in the morning, you put a smile on his face tonight.

— Mark Gungor, Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage: Unlocking the Secrets to Life, Love and Marriage

She felt him smile against her neck and bit down, the sensation sending shivers through her. “Bad girl. If you keep doing that, I’ll have you stripped and on your back before you can blink.

— Katherine McIntyre, Waking for Winter

The world today is fast becoming one.Humanity is one, God is one and mankind are all part of one human family.all Religions are connected, and they all lead to faith in the one God, no matter what name we give him he is but one God.

— Naeem Abdullah, Islam: A Favor to Humanity

When Hamid dropped Lata off at her house at nine that night, he felt hollow. The touch of her soft body was sheared from him like bark from a tree, and he spent the entire night tossing and turning.

— Saadat Hasan Manto, Bombay Stories

When I call on God, I am not trying to get his attention and I am not trying to get Him to notice me. In all this my journey with Him two questions usually comes to my mind, they are; am I paying attention to him or am I trying to get his attention?

— Patience Johnson, Why Does an Orderly God Allow Disorder

Harry looked at him and you could see the murder come in his face. … Harry didn’t say anything, but you could see the killing go out of his face and his eyes came open natural again.

— Ernest Hemingway, To Have and Have Not

The scientists have given [modern man] the impression that there is nothing he cannot know, and false propagandists have told him that there is nothing he cannot have.

— Richard M. Weaver, Ideas Have Consequences

It seemed to me that Mr. Forrester would approve of a woman who could follow him in conversation and not be baffled by ledgers and currency conversions. I had grossly overestimated him.

— Gwenn Wright, The BlueStocking Girl

If he didn’t want to talk about it, I wouldn’t mention anything. I wanted him to open it up for me, not me intruding and asking questions to him.

— Kristine Cuevas, Not a Melodious Harmony

Man is now a horror to God and himself and a creature ill-adapted to the universe not because God made him so but because he has made himself so by the abuse of his free will.

— C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

What is all this? Get him out of here, devil take me!” And that one, imagine, smiles and says: “Devil take you? That, in fact, can be done!” And—bang!

— Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

— Samuel Johnson

For a man to attain to an eminent degree in learning costs him time, watching, hunger, nakedness, dizziness in the head, weakness in the stomach, and other inconveniences.

— Miguel de Cervantes

Shane met him owing to the storybooks she studied to discover what attributes made one princessly—this wasn’t technically a word, but she felt there should be equity in adjectives if not in life.

— Thomm Quackenbush, Find What You Love and Let It Kill You

It’d hardly be worth having a brother at all, if you couldn’t smack him in the head every once in a while.

— Lois Greiman, One Hot Mess

A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.

— Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Freedom is alone the unoriginated birthright of man, and belongs to him by force of his humanity; and is independent of the will and co-action of every other…

— Immanuel Kant

Logan was her entire world and she was his. She could taste the raw honey and bits of bees still on his tongue. She enjoyed the sweet flavor and kept her promise of kissing him even though he was a bug-eating bear.

— Jess Hayek

When a man is a mystery to himself you can hardly call him mysterious.

— Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

If you feed a child, you strengthen him for a day; if you educate him, you strengthen him for a lifetime.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

My mission is not to make him happy and bear his children and be his wife. My mission is to kill him.

— Amy Engel, The Book of Ivy

Sammi watched him walk toward her.He walked like a predator, a conqueror. A king who ruled and commanded all. He was sex and sin, decadence and sensuality.He was, simply put, spectacular.

— Donna Grant, Fire Rising

He wanted to know how they prayed to God in El Dorado. “We do not pray to him at all, ” said the reverend sage. “We have nothing to ask of him. He has given us all we want, and we give him thanks continually.

— Voltaire, Candide

I got together with Sylvère because I saw how I could help him get his life together. I’m drawn to you cause I see how you can help me take my life apart…

— Chris Kraus

I was always on guard and I was always prepared for him to be upset with me. I had lived feeling uneasy and tense for so long.

— Brenda Perlin, Shattered Reality

But the thought of being a lunatic did not greatly trouble him the horror was that he might also be wrong.

— George Orwell, 1984

Nixon under pressure turned only to reporters from publications already favorable to him; Kennedy, in trouble, turned to those most critical and dubious of him, and if anything tended to take those already for him a bit for granted.

— David Halberstam, The Powers That Be

A soldier’s life revolves around his mail. Like many others, I’ve been able to follow my kid’s progress from the day he was born until now he is able to walk and talk a little, and although I have never seen him I know him very well.

— Bill Mauldin, Up Front

If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.

— Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version

I cannot say that I know Brahman fully.Nor can I say that I know him not….Nor do I know that I know him not.

— Prabhavananda, The Upanishads: Translations from the Sanskrit

If I blink she’ll disappear, ” he told her. She looked at him and said, “Maybe that is the best thing for you.

— Donna Lynn Hope

Love and being in love are not the same thing. The woman takes the man she loves into her body and absorbs his oils and essence. A part of him enters her and becomes a part of her.

— Chloe Thurlow, Katie in Love

It was entirely possible I would sexually assault him if I got too close.

— Caroline Hanson

There was something about total loyalty, uncritical devotion, endless patience, perpetual forgiveness and the general inability to believe that a loved one could ever do anything wrong that, frankly, just gave him the creeps.

— Joanne Harris, Runelight

But she wished she had had the guts to go up to him and say hello. Or possibly break his legs, she wasn’t sure which.

— Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Played with Fire

Seeing him was a sucker punch to the gut. Once upon a time he’d loved her. And then when he’d stopped, it wasn’t really his fault.

— Sarina Bowen, Rookie Move

When it came to hiding, even Gwin had nothing to teach Dustfinger. A strange sense of curiosity had always driven him to explore the hidden, forgotten corners of this and any other place, and all that knowledge had now come in useful.

— Cornelia Funke, Inkheart

For me, the director is the most important thing. He is steering the boat. If you don’t trust him, you won’t be able to give him your all.

— Michelle Yeoh

Always set high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you.

— Samuel Johnson

He had known so much about her once -what she thought, how she felt, the reasons for her actions. And now he only knew that he loved her, and all the other knowledge seemed passing from him just as he needed it most.

— E.M. Forster, Where Angels Fear to Tread

This unrequited love business was driving him crazy. It was a feeling that took you over, mind, body, and soul. Worse than a drug that tore apart your flesh and spirit, and without which you simply could not live.

— Mirella Muffarotto, Soccer Sweetheart

I envisioned him tied in a chair, an iron arrow pointed at his brow. Ah, the power of positive thinking.

— Red Tash, Troll Or Derby

Send the mediator to me when he comes.” “What are you going to do?” Matthew knew him so well. Thane would handle this the old way. “I’m going to eat him.

— Erin Kellison, Tempted by Fire

She opened her mouth, clamped it shut again. This was new, this sudden favor shown Gloucester, had been brought back with him from Burgundy like some malevolent foreign pox.

— Sharon Kay Penman, The Sunne in Splendour

But what if time worked the other way around?What if what his adolescent self had felt then was the ghost of his present one, sitting here on a sagging bench, beckoning him into his future?

— Garth Risk Hallberg, City on Fire

The truth is, you can never really know a man until you’ve loaned him money. And you can never know a woman until you’ve slept in her bed.

— Lisa Kleypas, Secrets of a Summer Night

A great father is one whose children look up to him rather than away from him.

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

Somewhere close bye, a man is moaning; he’s been trampled or thrown or bitten. He sounds resentful or surprised. Did no one tell him that pain lives in this sand, dug in and watered with our blood?

— Maggie Stiefvater, The Scorpio Races

The experience taught him [Salvador Allende] too late that a system cannot be changed from the government but from the power.

— Gabriel García Márquez, Chile, el golpe y los gringos

She also understood there was a hole in her heart where her son should be, that she was a wicked, selfish woman for wishing him back.

— Shannon Celebi, Driving Off Bridges

But I love him.””So love him.””But I miss him.””So miss him. Send him love and light every time you think about him, and then drop it.

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

I could scream abuse at him all day long; he wouldn’t mind at all. It’s me he wants, my look, my outside; not my emotions or my mind or my soul or even my body. Not anything human.

— John Fowles, The Collector

But the required survey of English literature troubled and disquieted him in a way nothing had ever done before.

— John Williams, Stoner

You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.

— Galileo Galilei

A man can never have too many books. Neither can he have too many fountain pens, hats, fishing rods, waistcoats, tea caddies, paintings or whatever helps him to feel at home in his surroundings and communicate his personality to the world.

— Fennel Hudson, A Meaningful Life – Fennel’s Journal – No. 1

Danny could see it in their faces when they shook Steve’s hand—they’d have preferred him dead. Death allowed for the illusion of heroism. The maimed turned that illusion into an uncomfortable odor.

— Dennis Lehane, The Given Day

Madison answered. “I said, ‘The Queen thinks the King’s a pussy for sending her to retrieve me. I dare him to catch me if he can.

— Gracen Miller, Pandora’s Box

They had buried him under our elm tree, they said — yet this was not totally true. For he really lay buried in my heart.

— Willie Morris, My Dog Skip

He wasn’t a good person, but I painted him to be and since I painted it, I believed it.

— Dominic Riccitello

I’ll just stay ten feet away from him at all times so I don’t accidentally trip and fall and land lips first on his mouth.

— J.L. McCoy, Blood of the Son

A self-leader cries for no followers by himself. He does his thing and people get to know him, chase him and learn from him.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Ladder

…After you have done everything to please a man and he’s taken his pleasure with you, all you are for him is a whore, and a whore’s daughter.

— Pierre Louÿs, Three Naughty French Novels

When dancing with a pit bull, it’s always best to let him lead.

— Michael Barnett, Eden Fading

I blinked at him just casually talking about my new sex life with his genie-shiny head, and I knew at any second I would break into hysterics.

— Laura Kreitzer, Abyss

He gently takes the lead, and I trail behind him up the narrow spiral stairway at the back of the kitchen. His hand is warm, and holding it feels like the easiest thing in the world. Too easy. I’m going to get myself in trouble.

— Lisa Daily, Single-Minded

Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her – when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?

— Helen Rowland

That felt meaningful somehow, like the words on the pages ached for him to know their sorrow.

— Stephanie Kuehn, The Smaller Evil

Just tell him to keep his hands to himself and his python in his pants.

— Evangeline Anderson, Claimed

Nothing felt better to him than the act of waiting for her. As long as he believed it wasn’t in vain, he was able to justify his presence.

— Roy L. Pickering Jr., Matters of Convenience

his mother, who had never been able to manage him, sent him to school to get rid of him, lamented his absence till he returned, then writhed and fretted under his presence until again he went.

— George MacDonald, Mary Marston

My views about God come from my dad. Dad told me that he believed Nature, which to him included humankind, to be so beautiful, so magnificent, that there had to be something behind it all.

— Al Franken

Whatever he had found, it made him a better person. Maybe that’s what love was, finding the person who brings out the best in you and eliminates the worst.

— Diana Holquist, Make Me a Match

Any fool can be fussy and rid himself of energy all over the place but a man has to have something in him before he can settle down to do nothing.

— J. B. Priestley

Whatever is enforced by command is more imputed to him who exacts than to him who performs.

— Michel de Montaigne

They say there is a fine line between love and hate. I once loved Kaleib like a brother, now I hated him with the same conviction.

— Amanda Leigh, Scarred

Then she was kissing him as she had never kissed him before…and it was blissful oblivion, better than firewhisky; she was the only real thing in the world.

— J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The river was very real; it held him comfortably and gave him the time at last, the leisure, to consider this month, this year, and a lifetime of years.

— Ray Bradbury

If all of her was not enough for him, then let him have none of her and seek what he needed elsewhere.

— Robin Hobb, City of Dragons

To test a man’s ego, simply ask him a complicated question. A good person will never be afraid to admit they don’t know the answer to something. And only when a man has fully dismantled his ego, can he begin to be truly good.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

She wanted to tell him that she loved him, but she kept her convoluted and confused thoughts to herself. He was her light in the darkness, but she was unsure if it was actual love or a form of Stockholm syndrome.

— Emmie White, Captive

Then, in the spirit of benevolence, “Your face is well balanced.” She slapped him encouragingly on the back, “You have very long eyelashes. Like a cow.

— C.S. Pacat, Captive Prince: Volume Two

Every day, they gave him new reasons to smile, laugh, worry, and wonder.

— C.J. Milbrandt, Inside the Tree: A Ewan Johns Adventure

How this woman had managed to get under his skin and claw her way inside was a mystery. He couldn’t leave her there though. His entire being was screaming at him to get her out.

— Caroline Cairn, Forever and One Week

The high prize of life the crowning fortune of man is to be born with a bias to some pursuit which finds him in employment and happiness.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

And he didn’t get tired or sleepy, for the beauty burned in him like fire.

— John Steinbeck

Girls either wanted him or wanted to improve him, but most often a combination of the two. They wanted to improve him until he justified the amount they wanted him.

— Zadie Smith, White Teeth

A hater is a person with a complete understanding of your destiny but assigns him or her self as a representative to work tirelessly on your misery.

— Johnnie Dent Jr.