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#1. So what's the point of it all?"
"Seriously?" I asked. "Seriously? You're asking me for the meaning of life? Isn't that a little stereotypical?"
"Well it's a reasonable question," you persisted. - Author: Andy Weir
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#2. Coloron often pondered how a race, in which the stupid seemed more inclined to breed, had managed to come this far, and why human intelligence persisted - a discussion point in the nature vs nurture debate which had not died in half a millennium. - Author: Neal Asher
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#3. The historical circumstance of interest is that the tropical rain forests have persisted over broad parts of the continents since their origins as stronghold of the flowering plants 150 million years ago. - Author: E. O. Wilson
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#4. From this haunting feeling of being not wanted, which remained a recurrent haunt through life, I found two ways of escape, both of which in changing form also persisted. One was the invention of gods, the other was personal efficiency in work. - Author: Anna Louise Strong
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#5. Wouldn't it be more of a free country," persisted Francie "if we could ride in them free?" "No." "Why?" "Because that would be Socialism," concluded Johnny triumphantly, "and we don't want that over here." "Why?" "Because we got democracy and that's the best thing there is," clinched Johnny. - Author: Betty Smith
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#6. The sad pattern of lack of trust in God has persisted since the Creation. - Author: Henry B. Eyring
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#7. The worldly life has persisted due to imitation of worldly movements and by opposing them, one becomes free. - Author: Dada Bhagwan
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#8. Every nation sincerely desires peace; and all nations pursue courses which if persisted in, must make peace impossible. - Author: Norman Angell
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#9. The tender June day persisted, refusing to die. Each pulse of light was fainter and more exquisite than the last, as if bidding farewell to the earth, full of love and regret. - Author: Irene Nemirovsky
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#10. The knocking persisted. It wasn't Derek. His knock would be careful, almost apologetic. This bastard knocked like he was doing me a favor. - Author: Ilona Andrews
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#11. Ice ages have come and gone. Coral reefs have persisted. - Author: Sylvia Earle
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#12. When you consider all the writers who never even had a machine. Who would have given an eyeball for a good typewriter. Any typewriter. All the ones who wrote on a matchbook covers. Paper bags. Toilet paper. Who had their writing destroyed by their jailers. Who persisted beyond all odds. - Author: Sam Shepard
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#13. Life is never static. Despite catastrophic tragedies, life has persisted in evolving new varieties of unimaginable forms. I find comfort in the narrative of evolutionary history. - Author: Greg Graffin
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#14. Fourth, we might have declared an embargo against the shipping from American ports of any merchandise to either one of these governments that persisted in maintaining its military zone. - Author: George William Norris
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#15. Even as U.S. policy in recent decades has become progressively militarized, so too has the Vietnam-induced gap separating the U.S. military from American society persisted and perhaps even widened.47 - Author: Andrew J. Bacevich
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#16. If love wasn't the law of life, life would not have persisted in the midst of death. - Author: Mahatma Gandhi
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#17. It wasn't a hug - hugs ended quickly, even long ones, but this one persisted into something else entirely. - Author: Madeline Ashby
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#18. The rhythm persisted, the unfaltering common meter of blues, but the blueness itself, the sorrow, the despair, began to give way to hope. - Author: Rudolph Fisher
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#19. If you never persisted, you will never succeed. - Author: Vann Chow
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#20. She was warned.
She was given an explanation.
Nevertheless, she persisted. - Author: Mitch McConnell
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#21. However life started, once established, it persisted for over 3.5 billion years and evolved from microbial slime to the sophistication of human civilization. - Author: David C. Catling
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#22. I hated cranberry sauce, but for some reason my mom persisted in her lifelong belief that it was my very favorite food, even though every single Thanksgiving I politely declined to include it on my plate. - Author: John Green
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#23. Mindful of this hesitation, Desiree persisted in her physical seduction by pulling her shoulders back - thereby extending her breasts, tilting her head, raising her right eyebrow, and smiling. She blew him a kiss. Who could resist that? - Author: Jack Shaw
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#24. Once I could imagine my soul
I could imagine my death.
When I imagined my death
my soul died. This
I remember clearly.
My body persisted.
Not thrived, but persisted.
Why I do not know. - Author: Louise Gluck
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#25. Do you deny it? Grimani persisted.
Deny it? Only the greatest self-restraint prevents me from laughing it out of countenance. - Author: Kate Ross
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#26. Despite the strength of the feminist movement in the 1970s and beyond, a fable has persisted that educated women are rejected as marriage partners. - Author: Karen DeCrow
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#27. She persisted when I resisted. And thank God for that. Because the number of storms I needed to go through before appreciating the way the wind whipped through her hair was one to many. Now, I'd move mountains to make her mine. Rain or shine. - Author: J. Raymond
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#28. They obstinately persisted in their absence - Author: Douglas Adams
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#29. Reality cannot be ignored except at a price; and the longer the ignorance is persisted in, the higher and more terrible becomes the price that must be paid. - Author: Aldous Huxley
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#30. Only if you are afraid of looking foolish, and I would have looked far more foolish if I persisted with an erroneous belief.' Eragon said.
Why, little one, you just said something wise!'Saphira teased. - Author: Christopher Paolini
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#31. Wars are to the body politic, what drams are to the individual. There are times when they may prevent a sudden death, but if frequently resorted to, or long persisted in, they heighten the energies only to hasten the dissolution. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#32. Something happens inside of us when we are courteous and deferential toward others. It is all part of a refining process, which if persisted in, will change our very natures. - Author: Gordon B. Hinckley
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#33. When I first submerged my feet into frigid water, they hurt so badly I yanked them out again. I persisted, dunking them for longer and longer periods, until the cold finally blistered. - Author: Sara Gruen
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#34. As long as she persisted in her belief that bafflement justified her actions, she felt confident no one would contradict her. - Author: Thomm Quackenbush
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#35. He realized suddenly that it was one thing to see the past occupying the present, but the true test of prescience was to see the past in the future. Things persisted in not being what they seemed. - Author: Frank Herbert
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#36. A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results on the character and circumstances. A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances. - Author: James Allen
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#37. The only thing that I have done that is not mitigated by luck, diminished by good fortune, is that I persisted, and other people gave up. - Author: Harrison Ford
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#38. So ... do you?" He persisted.
"Yes," she said finally with a mystified laugh. "I wrap my head in a towel."
He nodded, satisfied. "I thought so."
"Did you ever think about cutting back on the caffeine?"
Miles shook his head. "Never. - Author: Nicholas Sparks
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#39. The man persisted. "No, no, no. It was so funny. What software did you use? - apparently in the belief that the software had built-in humor generation. - Author: David A. Price
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#40. I was tired of this silly joking about my 'speaking countenance'. I could keep a secret as well as anyone. Poirot had always persisted in the humiliating belief that I am a transparent character and that anyone can read what is passing in my mind. - Author: Agatha Christie
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#41. Can a society in which thought and technique are scientific persist for a long period, as, for example, ancient Egypt persisted, or does it necessarily contain within itself forces which must bring either decay or explosion? - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#42. Picking locks was not a skill he had ever cultivated, but he persisted day after day, turning the tip of his talon into different ways of approaching a keyhole. He never tired, and he ever gave up ... because if there was any justice in the universe, he wouldn't be trapped here forever. - Author: Neal Shusterman
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#43. I'm not quite sure when I began to be troubled by the creeping sense of my own ludicrousness, but it persisted - and eventually grew into a fascination. I started writing about it. Thus, in His characteristically mysterious way, the Lord made clear His plans for me. - Author: Glen Duncan
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#44. I knew it was Peter playing. I fancied he was trying to tell me something - an absurd idea, but it persisted - 'I may not be able to spell, but just you listen to this. - Author: Jennifer Paynter
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#45. Well?"
"Well, what?"
"Damn it, Nathan, tell me what you think."
"About what?"
"Lady Sara," Colin persisted. "What do you think of her?"
"The truth, Colin?"
His friend gave a quick nod.
Nathan's smile was slow, easy. "She'll fit through the window. - Author: Julie Garwood
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#46. M. de Charlus persisted in not replying. I thought I could see a smile flicker about his lips: the smile of the man who looks down from a great height on the characters and manners of lesser men. - Author: Marcel Proust
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#47. Now the profile of our country looks a little less hard nosed / but that picket line persisted and that clinic's since been closed / they keep pounding their fists on reality hoping it will break / but I don't think there's a one of us leads a life free of mistakes - Author: Ani DiFranco
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#48. It is fate that I am here,' George persisted, 'but you can call it Italy if it makes you less unhappy. - Author: E. M. Forster
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#49. Trouble fell like rain from the heavens, and we just couldn't get enough of it. We went around picking up the stuff and cramming our pockets full of it. Even now I can't figure out why we persisted in doing that. Maybe we mistook it for something else. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#50. It seems that the one characteristic most closely correlated with success in life, which has persisted over the decades, is the ability to delay gratification. - Author: Michio Kaku
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#51. She knew full well the enormity of her offense, but because her desires were stronger than the code she was breaking, she persisted in breaking it. - Author: Harper Lee
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#52. One of his students asked Buddha, "Are you the Messiah?" "No," answered Buddha. "Then are you a healer?" "No," Buddha replied. "Then are you a teacher?" the student persisted. "No, I am not a teacher." "Then what are you?" asked the student exasperated. "I am awake," Buddha replied. - Author: Gautama Buddha
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#53. Person you want to be and assume that you are already that person. If this assumption is persisted in until it becomes your dominant feeling, the attainment of your ideal is inevitable. - Author: Neville Goddard
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#54. My homesickness wasn't truly for home, I realized. It was for something more elusive. A silent, low-grade, unnamed yearning persisted inside me. It was always there, a reaching feeling that grew stronger when I was alone and listened for it. The rain understood what it was. - Author: Caragh M. O'Brien
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#55. After my older sister Pauline died, Faith dried my tears night after night as I cried myself to sleep. Faith persisted, and it woke me up every morning after, forcing me to leave the security of my down-covered cave and feel the warmth of the sun on my face. Faith never gives up. - Author: Terri Enghofer
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#56. My imagination persisted in sticking horrors into the dark- so I stuck my imagination into the dark instead, and let it look out at me. - Author: F Scott Fitzgerald
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#57. Girls inevitably grew into women, but something of the boy persisted in every man. - Author: Mary Roberts Rinehart
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#58. I sometimes think that the prevalent use of external cosmetics eats out the internal brain if persisted in long enough. - Author: Elisabeth Marbury
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#59. The account of how a form of American slavery persisted into the twentieth century, embraced by the U.S. economic system and abided at all levels of government, offered a concrete answer to that fear for the first time. - Author: Douglas A. Blackmon
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#60. More than anything." Rob persisted. "You'd crawl on your belly over broken glass for her. Easy. - Author: L.J.Smith
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#61. I believe that the racial injustice which existed such a short time ago probably would have persisted longer if the color barrier had not been broken in baseball. - Author: Harrison Ford
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#62. To expose our hearts to truth and consistently refuse or neglect to obey the impulses it arouses is to stymie the motions of life within us and, if persisted in, to grieve the Holy Spirit into silence. - Author: A.W. Tozer
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#63. No matter how many famous people were convicted of rape or murder, still the belief persisted, almost pagan in its intensity: not him. It couldn't be him. He's famous. - Author: Robert Galbraith
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#64. Secretly I lament the hundreds [of fish] we never caught because we forever persisted in fishing only the likliest holding water. - Author: Tom Sutcliffe
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#65. Idiomatic expressions like "hungry as a horse" persisted for decades after the last horse had perished. - Author: Kat Ross
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#66. The exquisite code of politeness of the Woosters prevented me clipping her one on the ear-hole, but I would have given a shilling to be able to do it. There seemed to me something deliberately fat-headed in the way she persisted in missing the gist. - Author: P.G. Wodehouse
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#67. Ain't I your man?" he persisted.
"Yeah, Ellis, you're my man." Her lips quaked as she said it. - Author: Tracy Winegar
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#68. The boys like me as a pal but I don't believe anyone will ever really fall in love with me."
"Nonsense," said Emily reassuringly. "Nine out of ten men will fall in love with you."
"But it will be the tenth I'll want," persisted Ilse gloomily. - Author: L.M. Montgomery
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#69. You will like her," he persisted. "Egad, she's after your own heart, maman! She shot me in the arm."
"Voyons, do you think that is what I like? - Author: Georgette Heyer
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#70. Once a man had thrust his hands into the soil and knew the grit of it between his teeth, he felt something rise within him that was not of his day or generation, but had persisted through birth and death from a time beyond recall. - Author: Martha Ostenso
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#71. These daydreams persisted like an alternate life - Author: Paul Murray
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#72. It had been awful, but I hadn't quit. I had persisted. In battle I had won. - Author: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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#73. If you persisted long enough, the good luck usually came. Most people couldn't wait on the luck, though, so they quit. - Author: Charles Bukowski
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#74. I have gotten where I am today only because I have persisted against all odds for a long time. - Author: Rory Block
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#75. I can hardly regard her in the light of a rational creature, so obstinately has she persisted in forming a fabulous notion of my character and acting on the false impressions she cherished. - Author: Emily Bronte
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#76. I was born an ordinary actor. I will die an ordinary actor. But I've persisted. - Author: Constantin Stanislavski
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#77. You just don't give up. There have been times when everything seemed to conspire against getting a book done or printed, and I would feel like turning my back on the whole thing. But I came back and persisted. - Author: Dee Brown
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#78. What do you know about this business?' the King said to Alice. 'Nothing,' said Alice. 'Nothing WHATEVER?' persisted the King. 'Nothing whatever,' said Alice. - Author: Lewis Carroll
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#79. No doubt, our love persisted, but in practice it served nothing; it was an inert mass within us, sterile as crime of a life sentence. It had declined on a patience that led nowhere, a dogged expectation. - Author: Albert Camus
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#80. If he was aware of anything beyond the fight, it was of an absence, a lack that persisted. The flashes of brilliance, the insouciant sword work, the bright presence at his side was instead a gap, half filled by Nikandros's steadier, more practical style. - Author: C.S. Pacat
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#81. persisted. I didn't dare look - Author: Lori Brighton
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#82. Whatever your grievances, I'm sure we can address them without resorting to war," persisted Argyle ...
Nonsense," said the alien. "Do you know how many laborers and industries we'd put out of work if we were to stop the war just because a few bleeding hearts think we can talk out our grievances? - Author: Mike Resnick
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#83. When the headache persisted, I checked myself into an emergency room. When the doctor used the term 'brain tumour', I feared the worst. My whole world shrank around me. - Author: Leander Paes
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#84. The cell was the first invention of the animal kingdom, and all higher animals are and must be cellular in structure. Our tissues were formed ages on ages ago; they have all persisted. Most of our organs are as old as worms. All these are very old, older than the mountains. - Author: John M. Tyler
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#85. They ran their heads very hard against wrong ideas, and persisted in trying to fit the circumstances to the ideas instead of trying to extract ideas from the circumstances. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#86. As a writer I have persisted in my uncertainty, alternating between novels which could charitably be considered literature and world reporting which by another stretch of objective standards might be called history. - Author: James A. Michener
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#87. The ancient superficial idea of the uniform and progressive growth of the human personality has remained unaltered, and the erroneous belief has persisted that it is the duty of the adult to fashion the child according to the pattern required by society. - Author: Maria Montessori
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