Beneath The Surface Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Beneath The Surface

#1. I wonder what goes on night and day beneath the surface of a cemetery. - Author: B. Traven
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#2. I catch a flash of red-gold beneath the surface of the water, and realize that there are koi in the pond, massive, serene, and I wonder: are they dreams of fish, or fish who dream? - Author: Sarah Monette
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#3. She had large, questioning eyes that seemed to draw me in and a sense of quiet outrage that simmered just beneath the surface. More than anything, within her features, there was a streak of wild quirkiness that made her dazzlingly attractive. - Author: Jasper Fforde
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#4. IF her life had taught her anything, it was that you never really knew what people had going on beneath the surface. People were shit. The only difference between them and animals was people felt the need to hide it. - Author: Stacia Kane
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#5. Nearly everyone in the world has appetites and impulses, trigger emotions, islands of selfishness, lusts just beneath the surface. - Author: John Steinbeck
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#6. Through machinery, man can exert tremendous powers almost as fantastic as if he were the hero of a fairy tale. Through machinery, man can travel with an ever increasing velocity; he can fly through the air and go beneath the surface of the ocean. - Author: Maria Montessori
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#7. The only people who really think they have seen something new are those whose experience is limited or whose vision can't penetrate beneath the surface of things. Because something is recent, they think it is new; they mistake now the for originality. - Author: Warren W. Wiersbe
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#8. We are exploring together. We are cultivating a garden together, backs to the sun. The question is a hoe in our hands and we are digging beneath the hard and crusty surface to the rich humus of our lives. - Author: Parker J. Palmer
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#9. Beneath the lower point of the balloon swung a car, containing five passengers, scarcely visible in the midst of the thick vapor mingled with spray which hung over the surface of the ocean. - Author: Jules Verne
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#10. Beauty has long since disappeared. It has slipped beneath the surface of the noise, the noise of words, sunk deep as Atlantis. The only thing left of it is the word, whose meaning loses clarity from year to year. - Author: Milan Kundera
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#11. It was always so hot, and everyone was so polite, and everything was all surface but underneath it was like a bomb waiting to go off. I always felt that way about the South, that beneath the smiles and southern hospitality and politeness were a lot of guns and liquor and secrets. - Author: James McBride
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#12. Freshness trembles beneath the surface of Everyday, a joy perpetual to all who catch its opal lights beneath the dust of habit. - Author: Freya Stark
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#13. As [The Nation columnist Katha] Pollitt points out, when one starts looking beneath the surface of things and adding together the out-front atheists with the indifferent nonbelievers, you end up with a much larger group of people than Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and Unitarians put together. - Author: Natalie Angier
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#14. Great big bugger,' said Aziraphale. 'Sleepeth beneath the thunders of the upper deep. Under loads of huge and unnumbered polypol - polipo - bloody great seaweeds, you know. Supposed to rise to the surface right at the end, when the sea boils. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#15. Those who are arrogant and controlling are determined to cling to spoken words but peaceful hearts are unafraid to go deeper beneath the surface. - Author: Kate McGahan
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#16. It was all collecting inside there, gathering like dust, building, building up, until someday there would be enough for some part to pierce the surface of her silence and gasp out a piece of what lay beneath. - Author: Alexandra Kleeman
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#17. As one looks across the barren stretches of the pack, it is sometimes difficult to realise what teeming life exists immediately beneath its surface. - Author: Robert Falcon Scott
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#18. Water has its own archaeology, not a layering but a leveling, and thus is truer to our sense of the past, because what is memory but near and far events spread and smoothed beneath the present's surface. - Author: Ron Rash
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#19. With the news reporting soaring food prices and shrinking crops on all continents, the project made sense, even good sense. But he nevertheless felt unsettled about it, like a warning he had received and then forgotten, the shadow of a Kraken passing beneath the surface. - Author: Berit Ellingsen
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#20. I don't dig beneath the surface for things that don't appear before my own eyes. - Author: John Singer Sargent
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#21. All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their peril. It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors. Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex and vital. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#22. As an actor, what's interesting is what's hidden away beneath the surface. You want to be like a duck on a pond - very calm on the surface but paddling away like crazy underneath. - Author: Alexander Skarsgard
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#23. Even if you couldn't see it beneath the surface, molecules were bonding, energy pushing up slowly, as something worked do hare, all alone to grow. - Author: Sarah Dessen
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#24. It's the wonderment of water that makes it so appealing: thoughts of what's beneath the surface, or out there beyond a watery horizon. - Author: Fennel Hudson
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#25. Just beneath the surface of all experiences in life is God's, or the Guru's, compassionate face. - Author: Mata Amritanandamayi
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#26. I'm of that generation of Jews still deeply influenced by the Holocaust. Certainly the notion that the state power to kill can be subject to such extraordinary abuse is always lurking beneath the surface for me. Certainly my experience and identity as a Jew is there. - Author: Scott Turow
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#27. You cannot begin to deal with terms, propositions, and arguments - the elements of thought - until you can penetrate beneath the surface of language. - Author: Mortimer J. Adler
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#28. Rome is a broken mirror, the falling straps of a dress, a puzzle of astonishing complexity. It is an iceberg floating below our terrace, all its ballasts hidden beneath the surface. - Author: Anthony Doerr
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#29. a still water that ran deep." I still don't know what she meant by that, except quiet people did exude some illusion of mystery that kept you wondering just what they really were beneath the surface. - Author: V.C. Andrews
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#30. Be willing to face life squarely and get down beneath the surface of life where the verities and realities are to be found. - Author: Peace Pilgrim
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#31. Deegan pushed once, twice, and rolled the body in. The current's fast fingers claimed Bobby and in less than two seconds he'd slipped beneath the rippling surface. About ten yards down, he bobbed up and then disappeared again. Oh, look, Bobby was bobbing. I chuckled. - Author: Bonnie R. Paulson
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#32. We are like icebergs in the ocean: one-eighth part consciousness and the rest submerged beneath the surface of articulate apprehension. - Author: William Gerhardie
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#33. It's not always best to know what's going on beneath the surface. - Author: Fennel Hudson
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#34. Always question what other things than the top layer are proceeding on beneath. - Author: Jay Woodman
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#35. On the surface of the ocean, men wage war and destroy each other; but down here, just a few feet beneath the surface, there is a calm and peace, unmolested by man - Author: Jules Verne
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#36. The power of the dark side. The heat of passion and emotion. I can feel it in you, as well. Burning beneath the surface. Burning like your anger. It makes you strong. - Author: Drew Karpyshyn
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#37. The Magicians brilliantly explores the hidden underbelly of fantasy and easy magic, taking what's simple on the surface and turning it over to show us the complicated writhing mess beneath. It's like seeing the worlds of Narnia and Harry Potter through a 3-D magnifying glass. - Author: Naomi Novik
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#38. Growing up means learning to dig beneath surface behavior and discern the true motives of others, and to respond to intent, not behavior. - Author: Ramon Stevens
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#39. There is more going on beneath the surface than we think, and more going on in little, finite moments of time than we would guess. - Author: Malcolm Gladwell
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#40. I wanted to escape into her layers, to skim along the surface, and get lost in the beauty. To feel the shyness. To sink beneath, deeper into that pent-up confusion and dark. - Author: A.L. Jackson
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#41. Beneath the surface of states and nations, ideas and language, lies the fate of individual human beings in need. Answering their needs will be the mission of the United Nations in the century to come. - Author: Kofi Annan
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#42. As much as she lights up a room, dancing, laughing from time to time, I'm beginning to see that just beneath the surface of Kai, there is as much shadow as there is shine. - Author: Kennedy Ryan
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#43. Our food chain is in crisis. Big agribusiness has made profits more important than your health - more important than the environment - more important than your right to know how your food is produced. But beneath the surface, a revolution is growing. - Author: John Robbins
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#44. A man's face is the surface of a pond, reflecting the sky, reflecting the trees, reflecting whatever is the object of his gaze and his love, the reflection hiding his depths. But when the wave passes, in the swell, for an instant, you can see what lies beneath the waters. - Author: Brent Weeks
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#45. The thin and precarious crust of decency is all that separates any civilization, however impressive, from the hell of anarchy or systematic tyranny which lie in wait beneath the surface . - Author: Aldous Huxley
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#46. Somehow I had tamed the nightmare, cast a spell over it. But sleeping things wake and spells wear off, especially those cast by accident, and beneath its placid surface I could feel the hollow boiling. Addison - Author: Ransom Riggs
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#47. As a novelist, you deepen your characters as you go, adding layers. As a reporter, you try to peel layers away: observing subjects enough to get beneath the surface, re-questioning a source to find the facts. But these processes aren't so different. - Author: Amy Waldman
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#48. She saw the normative life of the planet, business people crossing streets beneath glass towers, the life of sitting on buses that take you logically to destinations, the unnerved surface of rolling plausibly along. - Author: Don DeLillo
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#49. I try to understand, but all I hear is a river of words, rushing and thundering and pushing me beneath the surface. Now and then a word I know darts up like a sparkling fish, but then it's all dark moving water again. - Author: Katherine Applegate
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#50. You do not drown simply by plunging into water, you only drown if you stay beneath the surface. - Author: Paulo Coelho
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#51. Now imagine that you are going beneath the surface of the ocean. Below the surface all is calm, silent, and serene. As you visualize yourself going deeper and deeper into the depths of the ocean, feel that a profound peace is entering you. - Author: Frederick Lenz
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#52. Is it not clear that a reviewer's psyche, like an iceberg, is seven-eighths beneath the surface? - Author: Delmore Schwartz
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#53. Life is about looking beneath the surface and seeing what lies beyond appearances. That - Author: Connor Franta
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#54. History simmers beneath the surface in more communities than just Ferguson. - Author: Eric Holder
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#55. Like a duck on the pond. On the surface everything looks calm, but beneath the water those little feet are churning a mile a minute. - Author: Gene Hackman
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#56. We may seem fine, even when the pain remains right there beneath our surface. - Author: Ashly Lorenzana
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#57. Our insatiable drive to rummage deep beneath the surface of the earth is a willful expansion of our dysfunctional civilization into Nature. - Author: Al Gore
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#58. She listens closely to the silence as though the sounds just beneath the surface are awaiting to release the significance of a moment. - Author: Truth Devour
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#59. Beneath the surface, unnoticed by many, an even deeper force was at work - the rise of creativity as a fundamental economic driver, and the rise of a new social class, the Creative Class. - Author: Richard Florida
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#60. There are two sorts of curiosity - the momentary and the permanent. The momentary is concerned with the odd appearance on the surface of things. The permanent is attracted by the amazing and consecutive life that flows on beneath the surface of things. - Author: Robert Wilson Lynd
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#61. And the hatred was deep in the eyes of the people, beneath the surface. - Author: John Steinbeck
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#62. There are no secrets in life; just hidden truths that lie beneath the surface. - Author: Michael C. Hall
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#63. I felt I should have been the happiest person in the world. But I looked inside, and that happiness was only on the surface, not so deep. Beneath it was hollow. Up until that time, I had been thinking meditation was a joke, a fad and a waste of time. - Author: David Lynch
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#64. Until then she had been blind, but when she saw those mountains, she slipped beneath the surface of the war and found the country. - Author: Tatjana Soli
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#65. Our point isn't to make an examination of popular film but to illustrate that the yearning for a heroic adventure lies just beneath the surface of our consciousness; film, television, literature, sports, and travel are in a sense vicarious adventures. - Author: Alan Hirsch
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#66. Anyone who has ever been an ugly adolescent - and we are legion - knows that the feeling of being unlovely and unlovable never goes away; it is always there, lurking just beneath the surface. - Author: Ruth Reichl
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#67. The underlying tension of a lot of my art is to try and look through the surface appearance of things. Inevitably, one way of getting beneath the surface is to introduce a hole, a window into what lies below. - Author: Andy Goldsworthy
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#68. Where would I find enough leather
To cover the entire surface of the earth?
But with leather soles beneath my feet,
It's as if the whole world has been covered. - Author: Santideva
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#69. A brown trout sips one off the surface. Beneath the trout, mica-flecked sand gleams white. Come fall the female's caudal fin will nudge the grains to make a nest, the eggs spilling like pearls into a purse. - Author: Ron Rash
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#70. When you met people, they were on their best behavior, smiles and best manners. You couldn't tell what lurked beneath the surface - Author: Chet Williamson
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#71. He plunged beneath the surface and knew that these were Elyon's waters, and his lake had no bottom. - Author: Ted Dekker
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#72. Beneath the hard, painful surface of her recollection were layers of healing truth. God had never left her side, not even for a moment. - Author: Max Lucado
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#73. My father was a psycho-analyst and I think that fact was very influential on my development as an artist. Trying to search beneath the surface of things for an unexpected sense of mystery. - Author: Gregory Crewdson
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#74. I get drawn in when I feel there is something deep and mysterious going on beneath the surface of something. - Author: Steven Pinker
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#75. You must be a fucking masochist to want anything to do with me."
Her hand slipped beneath my shirt, making my stomach muscles clench on contact, and her eyes locked with mine. "Or maybe I see something deeper than the darkness you wear on the surface. - Author: Keri Lake
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#76. It's like she's made of steel, yet the most lovely, beautiful steel ever crafted. There's something always lingering just beneath the surface when you look at her - a sense of mystery and sex, of all the weapons one can use to be a truly compelling woman. - Author: Michael Callahan
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#77. It's like, imagine the ripples on top of an ocean. And I'm in a rowboat, reactively dealing with the waves and water coming into my boat. What I need to do is dive into the deeper solace, the calmness beneath the surface. - Author: Mehmet Oz
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#78. A pneumatic toy frog hops onto a lily pad, trembling. Beneath the surface, lies terror. - Author: Thomas Pynchon
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#79. By choosing not to allow parts of ourselves to exist, we are forced to expend huge amounts of psychic energy to keep them beneath the surface. - Author: Debbie Ford
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#80. There was a sadness just beneath the surface of his pleasant expression. It drifted across his face like a ghost moving through the vacant rooms of an empty house. - Author: M. Leighton
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#81. Eli had learned long ago that you can stare right at something and not see what lies beneath the surface. - Author: Jodi Picoult
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#82. She dove, plunging fully beneath the surface and came up again in tears. Rivulets ran from her face, and the sun ignited them each, transforming them, even amid her sorrow, into gilded runnels set with a diamond shine. - Author: A.S. Peterson
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#83. The art does not always mimic the artist. You never know the real person until you slide beneath their surface - Author: Lisa Renee Jones
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#84. Place the tip of a stick in a clear brook and you'll see it "bend" underwater because the speed of light is literally slower beneath the surface than it is in air. - Author: David Blatner
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#85. Look beneath the surface; let not the several quality of a thing nor its worth escape thee. - Author: Marcus Aurelius
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#86. I'm glad," she said with sudden fierceness, and her raptor gaze unexpectedly pierced me. "Even if nothing lurks beneath the surface of the world but madness, I'm glad to know there is something more. That this isn't everything. - Author: Jordan L. Hawk
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#87. The whole island was stained in blood and haunted with the dead. Horror stories lay beneath every square foot of this awful place, and at any time, hidden atrocities might surface like sharks rising from the surf to take a bite out of whatever faith he tried to maintain. - Author: John Dixon
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#88. Let's hope she's like the others, who look only at the surface. Let's hope she'd never think that a girl with black-velvet eyes and cut-glass cheekbones could be a witch. - Author: Franny Billingsley
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#89. The book of Jonah is one of the shortest books in the Bible. Yet, something beneath the surface whispers to us, hinting that there is much more beneath this little book. (page iii) - Author: Michael Ben Zehabe
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#90. Those who go beneath the surface, do so at their peril. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#91. A groundswell of silence moved between us.
Trouble on the surface and even deeper currents beneath. - Author: Lisa Kleypas
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#92. Every miracle's got a mundane explanation. [ ... ] and you can choose - you can look at the wonderous surface or you can look at the crud beneath. I want to see the wondrous, believe me. I just know it isn't going to be there when I've finished looking. - Author: Karen Traviss
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#93. So when he touched me, it was deeper and slower than the wildfire, like the flow of molten rock far beneath the surface of the earth. Too deep to feel the heat of it, but it moved inexorably, changing the very foundations of the world with its advance. - Author: Stephenie Meyer
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#94. I'm interested in psychic phenomena, I'm interested in things that are happening invisibly beneath the surface. - Author: Allan Moyle
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#95. Silently, as was our habit, Nathan and I walked to the end of Old Grove Road where a lake was dug into the earth, holding mystery upon mystery beneath its glassy surface. - Author: Hollow Ryan
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#96. I have always been fascinated by the ocean, to dip a limb beneath its surface and know that I'm touching eternity, that it goes on forever until it begins here again. - Author: Lauren DeStefano
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#97. Beneath the ocean surface, bad things are happening. Increasing CO2 makes ocean water more acid, and that threatens to dissolve the shells of some ocean animals. Ouch, how'd you like to have your shell dissolve? - Author: Mark Powell
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#98. Things that appear to be complicated - and that in fact are complicated - are very simple where motives are concerned. Motive is the root of desire, so to speak. The important thing is to seek out the root. Dig beneath the complicated surface of reality - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#99. Eroticism bubbles beneath the surface of every vampire story, but Anne Rice is a writer to make the pot boil. - Author: Janet Maslin
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#100. I think we need to always mimic reality in our fiction. I think that we can stir things up and reveal a truth beneath the surface in that way as well. - Author: Christopher Rice
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