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#1. Finally they reached the Colosseum, where a dozen guys in cheap gladiator costumes were scuffling with the police - plastic swords versus batons. Percy wasn't sure what that was about, but he and Annabeth decided to keep walking. Sometimes mortals were even stranger than monsters. - Author: Rick Riordan
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#2. The house is always full, and we're always cooking - outside, inside, for six, eight, a dozen, 20 people. - Author: Jean-Georges Vongerichten
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#3. Most criminals are stupid. They creep $500,000 homes in the Garden District, load up two dozen bottles of gin, whiskey, vermouth, and Collins mix in a $2,000 Irish linen tablecloth and later drink the booze and throw the tablecloth away. - Author: James Lee Burke
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#4. One man with a head on his shoulders is worth a dozen without. - Author: Elizabeth I
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#5. ...A mule kicked him in the head." She paused, and then said, "I always wondered if he provoked it. Deliberately."
Radzin snorted. "Suicide by mule?"
"Everyone knew that animal had a temper."
"There would be a dozen better ways to do it. - Author: Helene Wecker
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#6. What we're told about this country is way too limited by generalities, sound bites, and even the supposedly enlightened idea that there are two sides to every question. In fact, many questions have three or seven or a dozen sides. - Author: Gloria Steinem
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#7. IT FEELS AS though I'm splintering into a dozen directions at once - grief, then rage, then panic. The last thing I need right now is to lose it. Instead I force my mind to go to the place that always calms and centers me: painting. - Author: Anonymous
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#8. his hat from his head and presses it to his chest. I walk a few dozen yards from the train, climb the grassy bank, and sit rubbing my - Author: Sara Gruen
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#9. I once sent a dozen of my friends a telegram saying 'flee at once - all is discovered.' They all left town immediately. - Author: Mark Twain
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#10. So we will be brought one by one to the testing place, and we may never know when we are there. At that testing place there will be no dozen possible choices for us; just one and an alternative, but our whole future will be conditioned by the choice we make. - Author: A.W. Tozer
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#11. Macbeth's self-justifications were feeble - and his conscience devoured him. Yes, even Iago was a little lamb too. The imagination and the spiritual strength of Shakespeare's evildoers stopped short at a dozen corpses. Because they had no ideology. - Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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#12. We are each a dozen people who were all the same child. - Author: Robert Breault
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#13. If you were to visit a dozen talent hotbeds tomorrow, you would be struck by how much time the learners spend observing top performers. - Author: Daniel Coyle
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#14. WarGames had been one of Halliday's all-time favorite movies. Which was why I had watched it over three dozen times. - Author: Ernest Cline
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#15. But I'd much rather face a dozen assassins like LaFleur any night than deal with something as tricky, convoluted, and fragile as my feelings. - Author: Jennifer Estep
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#16. Can there be any greater pleasure than to come across an author one enjoys and then to find they have written not just one book or two, but at least a dozen? - Author: Alan Bennett
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#17. In theory, everybody buys the best and cheapest commodities offered to him on the market. In practice, if every one went around pricing, and chemically testing before purchasing, the dozens of soaps or fabrics or brands of bread which are for sale, economic life would become hopelessly jammed. - Author: Edward Bernays
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#18. When they arrived, they arrived in force- a dozen military ships surrounding the safe house, guns drawn. - Author: Marissa Meyer
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#19. I go through about half a dozen spiral notebooks a year. They are my friends, just like the to-do lists. They keep me organized. - Author: David R. Wommack
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#20. When we reached the bus-stop we were a long way behind in the queue and when the bus came it took only half a dozen people. I noticed a group of priests looking down on us from the upper deck and I felt that somehow the Pope and his Dogmas had triumphed after all. - Author: Barbara Pym
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#21. This water is more delicious than the soft kisses from the daubed lips of a dozen nubile maidens - Author: Colleen Houck
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#22. For every curiosity headline that succeed in getting results, a dozen will fail. - Author: John Caples
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#23. I do not know the needs of a god or of another world ... I do know that women make shirts for seventy cents a dozen in this one. - Author: Helen H. Gardener
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#24. I shared a compartment with a half-dozen muffled-up soldiers who had only arrived the day before, including an ill-favoured young Catalan whose pox-pitted cheeks sprouted stubble like a grave in May. - Author: Laurie Lee
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#25. One man and a dozen fools would govern better than one man alone. - Author: Ben Chifley
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#26. There a dozen ways to skin a cat. All of them are illegal. - Author: Ness Kingsley
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#27. Although Nature needs thousands or millions of years to create a new species, man needs only a few dozen years to destroy one. - Author: Victor Blanchard Scheffer
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#28. Smart people are a dime a dozen. What matters is the ability to think different ... to think out of the box. - Author: Walter Isaacson
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#29. At school, myself and some pals, all football-daft, divided up the old English First Division and wrote off to half a dozen clubs each asking for a trial. - Author: Drew Busby
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#30. I've made a dozen films in the English language. But then, for love, for my family and friends, I returned to Europe ... I annoyingly - looking back - turned down films like 007, 'For Your Eyes Only,' written specially for me. - Author: Ornella Muti
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#31. I probably did a dozen plays, like Off-Off-Broadway stuff. - Author: Mickey Rourke
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#32. You banter, and you talk, and you get a sense of the speed of thinking and flexibility ... It's not terribly scientific, but I interview a dozen or two dozen people a week, and I get a certain vibe reasonably fast. - Author: Mickey Drexler
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#33. When people have guns, you run in the other direction or you're meat. We have a half-dozen deer heads on the wall at home that can tell you that."
"Or would," Howard added," if they weren't dead. And deer. - Author: Diana Peterfreund
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#34. I do not think he [Reagan] put names and faces together but for a small group of people. There were a few, perhaps half a dozen reporters, that Reagan recognized, including my colleague Lou Cannon, and some from television and the wire services. The rest of us were faces. - Author: David E. Hoffman
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#35. What innocence, may I ask, is being played here when it is known that this virtuous damsel has already got a dozen illegitimate children? - Author: Nikita Khrushchev
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#36. So the books have a greater appeal to a British audience, but that hasn't stopped them making best-seller lists in places like Brazil, Japan and at least a dozen other countries. - Author: Bernard Cornwell
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#37. It was just as all the Kettral said: You went to Hook to escape your problems and came back with a dozen more. - Author: Brian Staveley
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#38. In 'Deadliest Catch,' we have men in ships in rough seas catching crabs. With 'Whale Wars,' we have men and women from a dozen different nations going out to sea in rough weather to help save the whales. We also have icebergs, whales, penguins, and dramatic ship-to-ship confrontations. - Author: Paul Watson
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#39. Ideas are a dime a dozen, but people who put them into effect are extremely rare. Be the minority and make it happen! - Author: Brian Tracy
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#40. Rich men in hell are a dime a dozen. - Author: Will Bevis
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#41. I felt I could play in maybe a dozen tournaments a year as an amateur. - Author: Matt Kuchar
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#42. The thing I hated about it was that you live in your trailer all the time and then they call you and you do maybe two dozen lines. Then they do that for three hours and you wait and wait and wait, and I don't like waiting. - Author: Lee Hazlewood
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#43. Well, first of all, we did lots of studies where we show practical intelligence doesn't correlate with G. We have probably two dozen studies that practical intelligence better predicts job success than IQ. - Author: Robert Sternberg
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#44. Million dollar ideas are a dime a dozen. The determination to see the idea through is what's priceless. - Author: Robert Dieffenbach
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#45. To give my next novel balance, I'm going to begin it with "The start" followed by a dozen carriage returns. It offsets the words, "The end. - Author: Michael Kroft
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#46. She'd visited the Continent five times on vacation and twice on business trips with Alfred, so about a dozen times altogether, and to friends planning tours of Spain or France she now liked to say, with a sigh, that she'd had her fill of the place. - Author: Jonathan Franzen
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#47. A soldier would snake his way painfully through rocks and rubble to set up a light machine gun, raise his head cautiously to aim, and find a dozen natives clustered solemnly around him. Street - Author: Rick Atkinson
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#48. Well, The Dirty Dozen was like a vacation. - Author: Clint Walker
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#49. With biobanking there's just another tool available to make sure that the land we actually conserve has better biodiversity values. It's usually more contiguous. You see, just because you preserve two dozen trees at the end of a development site doesn't mean that's a great habitat. - Author: Frank Sartor
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#50. [Judy Price] Osgood was among about half a dozen [Hillary] Clinton friends who I sat down with more than a year ago before she announced her candidacy. - Author: Tamara Keith
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#51. One quart milk, one quart cream, one dozen eggs, 12 tablespoons sugar, one pint brandy, half-pint rye whiskey, quarter-pint rum, quarter-pint sherry. Mix. Store by cool window or in cellar. - Author: Kristiana Gregory
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#52. Elimae was a magician with a key in her mouth, a foreign language, a matryoshka doll: uncomplicated on the surface, but with a dozen secret selves hidden inside. She thought I didn't notice her, but she's all I did notice. - Author: Kirsty Logan
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#53. Our culture constantly inundates us with new information, and yet our brains capture so little of it. I can spend half a dozen hours reading a book and then have only a foggy notion of what it was about. - Author: Joshua Foer
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#54. One of the things that separates a good genre movie from a bad genre movie, I always think, ironically, is when you care about the people. The dime a dozen ones are where you don't have any awareness of the character. - Author: Ethan Hawke
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#55. At a time when you stay at the top, there is no explosion of happiness - happiness is experienced when everything remains in front of you, when you know that you have to a goal a few hundred, a few dozen meters when you are right in front. This is the time of happiness. - Author: Jerzy Kukuczka
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#56. No one could claim that Preda Norlo Trumb was the most perceptive of individuals, and the half-dozen Letherii guards under his command, who stood in a twitching clump behind the Preda, were now faced with the very real possibility that Trumb's stupidity was going to cost them their lives. - Author: Steven Erikson
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#57. A ready way to lose your friend is to lend him money. Another equally ready way to lose him is to refuse to lend him money. It is six of one and a half dozen of the other. - Author: George Jean Nathan
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#58. Hurry it up, I could hang a dozen men while your fooling around. - Author: Carl Panzram
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#59. I've been to the Himalayas a half a dozen times and I love it. I'm just kind of tired of going literally twelve time zones around the world. I would rather go six time zones and get to Iceland or whatever it is. - Author: James Balog
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#60. There are half a dozen subjects that I return to time and time again, and that doesn't bother me. Because most of my favorite writers do that, to hunt down the same topic or theme from different directions each time. - Author: David Bowie
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#61. Bauer's 'Criticism of the Gospel History' is worth a good dozen Lives of Jesus, because his work, as we are only now coming to recognise, after half a century, is the ablest and most complete collection of the difficulties of the Life of Jesus which is anywhere to be found. - Author: Albert Schweitzer
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#62. Even the wettest violence, in the end, is cooked down to the stuff of court cases; a ream of paper, a few exhibits, a dozen ... witnesses. The world looks away, and why not? - Author: William Landay
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#63. I wanna get rich enough in life that I can afford to release a dozen doves every time I walk into a room. You know people would be like, 'Did you see that guy come out of the bathroom? The one with doves, it was beautiful.' - Author: Daniel Tosh
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#64. I value mothers and motherhood enormously. For every inattentive or abusive mother in my fiction I think you'll find a dozen or so who are neither. - Author: William Trevor
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#65. I often visited a particular plant four or five miles distant, half a dozen times within a fortnight, that I might know exactly when it opened. - Author: Henry David Thoreau
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#66. Children do not need half a dozen sports, music, art, or theater activities. Kids actually need more free playtime without adult instruction. - Author: Laura Schlessinger
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#67. The finest things I have seen are dead places: a shuttered amusement park I entered by bribing a night watchman with the price of a drink; an abandoned barn in which, the farmer said, half a dozen bigfoots had been living the summer before. - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#68. Even the Cock-lane ghost had been laid only a round dozen of years, after rapping out its messages, as the spirits of this very year last past (supernaturally - Author: Charles Dickens
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#69. If you've never been to Atlanta, then let me save you a bit of grief. If someone tells you something's on "Peachtree," you must demand that they get more specific. There are probably a dozen incarnations of Peachtree, going in at least that many directions through every part of town. - Author: Cherie Priest
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#70. Peter Shilton conceded five, you don't get many of those to the dozen - Author: Des Lynam
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#71. Mushrooms are miniature pharmaceutical factories, and of the thousands of mushroom species in nature, our ancestors and modern scientists have identified several dozen that have a unique combination of talents that improve our health. - Author: Paul Stamets
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#72. Why should I struggle through hundreds of pages of fabrication to reach half a dozen very little truths?'
'For fun?'
'Fun!' He pounced on the word. 'Words are for truth. For facts. Not fiction. - Author: John Fowles
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#73. She'll probably have all the work made up and a dozen stories written for The Oracle before I finish that one stupid book report on Moby Dick. I mean, Todd, who really cares about whales?'
Todd did, but he let the comment slide by. - Author: Francine Pascal
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#74. I write poems about relationships, love relationships, and I'm not able to do that all the time. I could go two years without writing poems, and then write a dozen. Having a novel to work on, with the intricate puzzle of character and plot to work out, is satisfying for the time there is no poetry. - Author: May Sarton
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#75. I'm lucky to live in New York, a city that offers so many options for lunch. I can pick up dumplings from a Midtown food truck, grab empanadas by the dozen in Spanish Harlem or get a fantastic bowl of ramen in the East Village. - Author: Marcus Samuelsson
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#76. ... the greatest service we can do to education today is to teach fewer subjects. No one has time to do more than a very few things well before he is twenty, and when we force a boy to be a mediocrity in a dozen subjects, we destroy his standards, perhaps for life. - Author: C.S. Lewis
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#77. A Scotch half-breed took charge of him and his mates, and in company with a dozen other dog-teams he started back over the weary trail to Dawson. It was no light running now, nor record time, but heavy toil each day, with a heavy load behind; for this was the mail train, - Author: Jack London
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#78. The news that Daisy Miller was surrounded by half a dozen wonderful mustaches checked Winterbourne's impulse to go straightway to see her. - Author: Henry James
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#79. With a hundred ways to do a dozen things, why not try it all? - Author: Julian Casablancas
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#80. I don't play polo anymore because I am too old. But we still have a half a dozen horses - a couple of young horses we are teaching how to play polo and older horses that are real trustworthy when you get them up in the mountains. - Author: William Devane
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#81. In 1990, my wife and I were married in her village in southwestern Uganda. The festivities went on for three days, and all the while a couple of dozen gray-crowned cranes, with regal bonnets of sun-shot yellow feathers, were pecking and padding around in the adjacent savanna. - Author: Alex Shoumatoff
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#82. Dude, now you're flirting?
Even to my own ears, my comment sounds suggestive. The sad thing is, it was meant that way. There are literally a dozen things I'd love for her to do for me. Or to me. Or let me do to her. -Nash - Author: M. Leighton
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#83. I meet new Walt Whitmans everyday. There are a dozen of them afloat. I don't know which Walt Whitman I am. - Author: Walt Whitman
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#84. I think I've just lost five pounds in fear sweat." Peabody mopped at her face. "Now I want a cannoli. I don't know why."
With a laugh, Roarke shifted to grin at her. "I'll buy you a dozen, precious."
"Cannolis, for God's sake. - Author: J.D. Robb
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#85. It's not as if there's an empty patch that one can see and so one can say, 'There's my ignorance; it's about ten by ten and a dozen feet high and someday someone will fill in the empty patch. - Author: Andrea Dworkin
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#86. Charlie Hebdo has been sued a good dozen times by the General Alliance against Racism and for Respect of French and Christian Identity (AGRIF), an organization of Catholic fundamentalists who long maintained close ties with the National Front. - Author: Charb
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#87. [ ... ] we are on the payrolls of two dozen different companies as consultants, but we do absolutely nothing for our paychecks, just like normal consultants. - Author: Kevin Hearne
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#88. How presumptuous of someone to think the world is interested in a half-dozen or eight or 10 of their kids. - Author: Anne Nicol Gaylor
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#89. There is a fine line in the Third World between half a dozen customs officials waiting for you to offer them a bribe and half a dozen customs officials waiting for you to offer them a bribe
so they can throw you in jail. - Author: P. J. O'Rourke
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#90. Self-publishing worked for me. Being able to put your work in print, even if it's a tiny print-on-demand print run of a dozen or so copies, shows publishers and editors a completed piece of work and that you can follow through on a project. - Author: Jeff Lemire
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#91. Often, when I am able to check out a book, I read it a dozen times before returning it, desperate to remain lost in the magic of someone else's story. - Author: Amy Engel
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#92. I was being chase by half a dozen guys at the time. Didn't have time to stop and admire the craftsmanship. There was a Ming vase there?
I believe so. You smashed it over someone's head, picked up a shard, and stabbed another in the chest with it.
Ah, good times. - Author: Wesley Chu
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#93. I just love the days when you come out of the archives with half a dozen excellent descriptions or poignant accounts of personal experiences. - Author: Antony Beevor
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#94. Many feel that writers are a dime a dozen, so the goal is to break through and make it to the value of a penny. - Author: Wil Zeus
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#95. I remember my sense of shock some half-dozen years ago when I read a recommendation to sell shares of a company ... The recommendation was not based on any long-term fundamentals. Rather, it was that over the next six months the funds could be employed more profitably elsewhere. - Author: Philip Arthur Fisher
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#96. They were a group of two dozen nurses completely surrounded by 100,000 unattached American men. - Author: James A. Michener
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#97. You can read a dozen different textbooks or how-to manuals that will tell you the basic rules of what makes a story - a beginning, a middle, and an end. - Author: Len Wein
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#98. Every time a man puts a new idea across, he faces a dozen men who thought of it before he did. But they only thought of it. - Author: Oren Arnold
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#99. Each of us is a tiny being, permitted to ride on the outermost skin of one of the smaller planets for a few dozen trips around the local star. - Author: Carl Sagan
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#100. The devil take these people and their language! They take a dozen monosyllabic words in their jaws, chew them, crunch them and spit them out again, and call that speaking. Fortunately they are by nature fairly silent, and although they gaze at us open-mouthed, they spare us long conversations. - Author: Heinrich Heine
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