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Top 100 Quotes About Outlines

#1. In the distance, up the street, too far away for Sam to want to chase after, a couple of kids, maybe ten years old, maybe not even that. Barely visible in the false moonlight. Just outlines. The kids passing a bottle back and forth, taking swigs, staggering. - Author: Michael Grant
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#2. Time does not act on memory to soften the edges, blur the details; if anything, it sharpens them. Emotions may lose their acid outlines, but not places and people, not if you wish to retain them. - Author: Susan Moody
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#3. Here I stand on the brink of war again, a citizen of no place, no time, no country but my own ... and that a land lapped by no sea but blood, bordered only by the outlines of a face long-loved. - Author: Diana Gabaldon
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#4. "Undecided," while running for re-election to state Senate in 1998, in response to an Outlines questionnaire asking, "Do you favor legalizing same-sex marriage?" - Author: Barack Obama
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#5. This was reality, she thought, this sense of clear outlines, of purpose, of lightness, of hope. - Author: Ayn Rand
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#6. In effect, Saudi Arabia legitimizes fundamentalism, religious discrimination, intolerance and the oppression of women. Saudi women not only can't drive, but are also told by some clerics that they mustn't wear seatbelts for fear of showing the outlines of their bodies. - Author: Nicholas Kristof
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#7. Once in the shower, I let the water run over my face, keeping my eyes closed. The delicate outlines of Abby's features were burned behind my eyelids. It wasn't the first time; I saw her every time my eyes closed. Now that she was gone, it was like being stuck in a nightmare. - Author: Jamie McGuire
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#8. In the beginning we were creating our music, ourselves, every night ... starting with a few outlines, maybe a few words for a song. Sometimes we worked out in Venice, looking at the surf. We were together a lot and it was good times for all of us. Acid, sun, friends, the ocean, and poetry and music. - Author: Jim Morrison
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#9. I am not very good at sticking to outlines, and I double back all the time to revisit scenes and change things. - Author: Holly Black
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#10. Minimalism is a girl's best asset, blend tones, smudge hard outlines; if all else fails; Photoshop it. - Author: Judith Chambers
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#11. To all that he touched he gave a new meaning, a new color, a new outline, a new loveliness, and a new poignancy. - Author: Frederick Delius
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#12. ...Past joys and achievements give us the outlines of how to get to a state of happiness again. That memory is a treasure that can never be taken away. At least we know where we were, what we have lost, what we miss and what more to add to our experiences. - Author: Janvier Chouteu-Chando
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#13. My advice to any young person at the beginning of their career is to try to look for the mere outlines of big things with their fresh, untrained and unprejudiced mind. - Author: Hans Selye
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#14. Photography concentrates one's eye on the superficial. For that reason it obscures the hidden life which glimmers through the outlines of things like a play of light and shade. One can't catch that even with the sharpest lens. - Author: Franz Kafka
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#15. Right now I'm doing four shows at a time, trying to read four outlines every week, four scripts every week, and watching four rough cuts; it's a lot of good work. It's fun to do it, but it does wear you out. - Author: Aaron Spelling
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#16. I always begin [a novel] with outlines, but they change and so do my endings and beginnings. - Author: Sefi Atta
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#17. My favorite drawings at the Muhammad cartoon festival in Texas were the two chalk outlines out front. - Author: Evan Sayet
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#18. Hope was always out ahead of fact, possibility obscured the outlines of reality. - Author: Wallace Stegner
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#19. Philosophers, for the most part, are constitutionally timid, and dislike the unexpected. Few of them would be genuinely happy as pirates or burglars. Accordingly they invent systems which make the future calculable, at least in its main outlines. - Author: Bertrand Russell
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#20. These days she tended to think of herself as a Heisenbergian Christian: she believed in the broad outlines of Christianity, but she was unable to pinpoint the specifics of her creed. She was OK with the wave; it was the particles that tended to escape her. - Author: Robert Kroese
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#21. They smiled at each other. His smile, even at night was dazzling; hers, too. They could scarcely distinguish anything but the brilliant smiles and the outlines of their perfect bodies. - Author: Anais Nin
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#22. The end (goal) of art is to figure the hidden meaning of things and not their appearance; for in this profound truth lies their true reality, which does not appear in their external outlines. - Author: Joseph Conrad
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#23. The only way for us to make sense of life today is to appreciate where the future is going. Scripture outlines that future, not with detailed dates, but with a general outline of what is to come. That outline is designed not to have us prepare charts, but to prepare our hearts. - Author: Darrell Bock
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#24. I used to always make art for girls. That was the thing I did for girls to like me. I did portraits, drawings, letters that formed outlines of significant things in our relationship. Art. I just used art in general. It usually worked. - Author: Cary Fukunaga
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#25. There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives. - Author: Josephine Hart
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#26. For 'The Big Wander,' I probably had ten different outlines before I made myself start writing. I would sleep on each one, thinking it was wonderful, but I would always awake perceiving some flaw. - Author: Will Hobbs
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#27. The third order, called Corinthian , is an imitation of the slenderness of a maiden; for the outlines and limbs of maidens, being more slender on account of their tender years, admit of prettier effects in the way of adornment. - Author: Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
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#28. At street corners, where walls join, I thought I could see some familiar features, like outlines of human faces, the shadows of cheekbones and eyebrows. They are really there, caught in stone for all time, along with the marks left by earthquakes, winters and scourges wrought by men. - Author: Ismail Kadare
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#29. Moon dipped low over the dark outlines of the mountains, and the sable sky blazed with stars. There - Author: Elizabeth Peters
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#30. It's hard to land a devastating jab/cross/hook/uppercut combo to your reader's imagination when you're telegraphing your punches. - Author: Don Roff
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#31. To find one's purpose is to discover one's worth, discern one's direction, wholly dedicate oneself to the journey, and forge an unbending determination that I will not leave the world the way I found it. This week's blog outlines the finding of our purpose. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#32. I do outlines when I'm writing with someone, but they also need to have a certain amount of freedom. - Author: Anne McCaffrey
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#33. It outlines the fact that we are twins, we grew up together, but then we went to different colleges and went in separate directions. - Author: Paula White
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#34. Nature has no outline. Imagination has. - Author: William Blake
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#35. It had acquired a name, Spatters, that reflected the desultory randomness of its outlines: the whole stinking shanty-town seemed to have dribbled like shit from the sky. - Author: China Mieville
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#36. The mere thought that she was alone and surrounded by books gave her a near-sensuous thrill. As she looked around her room, dark escaper for the slash of light near her lamp, and saw the vague outlines of her books, she asked herself 'Have I not the whole world? - Author: Andrew Wilson
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#37. It is essential to grasp the incontestable truth that a Marxist must take cognisance of real life, of the true facts of reality, and not cling to a theory of yesterday, which, like all theories, at best only outlines the main and the general, only comes near to embracing life in all its complexity. - Author: Vladimir Lenin
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#38. In the world of your story, your outline is like the Ten Commandments. Unfortunately, your characters are all Atheists. - Author: Jefferson Smith
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#39. Take hold of objects by their centres, not by their lines of contour ... The contour accentuated uniformly and beyond proportion, destroys plasticity, bringing forward those parts of an object which are always most distant from the eye - namely its outlines. - Author: Eugene Delacroix
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#40. My outlines are always very goal-based. What do I want to have happen by the ending and how can I earn that. - Author: Brandon Sanderson
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#41. I have notebooks and sketchbooks for ideas. I also have drawers full of envelopes covered in quick outlines, scenes or scraps of dialogue that I don't want to forget. I tend to grab whatever's to hand and just get the thing down before it's lost. It's not what you would call a streamlined system. - Author: Steven Hall
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#42. This document outlines our plan to perpetrate insurance fraud, insider trading, and character assassination.
... hopefully tripling our paycheck on this job.
Okay, see? Those words I understand just fine. Use them more often.
-Lieutenant Massey Reynstein & Captain Tagon - Author: Howard Tayler
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#43. Don't write outlines; I hate outlines. - Author: George R R Martin
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#44. I write any sort of rubbish which will cover the main outlines of the story, then I can begin to see it. - Author: Flannery O'Connor
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#45. Our citizens and those who have gone before us charted the broad outlines of where we need to go, and they would envy our opportunity to translate those dreams into action. And I believe they will judge us very harshly should we fail to act. - Author: Dave Freudenthal
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#46. The night was bright with stars, but there was no moon in the heavens, and the gloom of the ivy-coloured church tower was complete. But all the outlines of the place were so well known to him that he could trace them all in the dim light. - Author: Anthony Trollope
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#47. My outlines can be 10-20 pages in length and focus primarily on the physical active plot over the emotional plot. - Author: Tony DiTerlizzi
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#48. The scenes and events of long ago, and the persons who took part in them, wear a charming aspect to the eye of memory, which sees only the outlines and takes no note of disagreeable details. The present enjoys no such advantage, and so it always seems defective. - Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
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#49. What's left to lean together with, longing against, when life's outlines get swept away?
- Imru'l-Qays - Author: Ann Chamberlin
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#50. Mere life is a luxury, and the color of the grass, of the flowers, of the sky, the wind in the trees, the outlines of the horizon, the forms of clouds, all give a pleasure as exquisite as the sweetest music to the ear famishing for it. The - Author: Mark Twain
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#51. Not what we think, but what we do, / Makes saints of us: all stiff and cold, / The outlines of the corpse show through / The cloth of gold. - Author: Alice Cary
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#52. The outlines of the needed psychology of becoming can be discovered by looking within ourselves; for it is knowledge of our own uniqueness that supplies the first, and probably the best, hints for acquiring orderly knowledge of others. - Author: Gordon W. Allport
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#53. I'm a regular guy; I like well-defined outlines. I'm old-fashioned, bourgeois. - Author: Italo Calvino
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#54. Due to the sweeping time frame and the voices moving back and forth, the outline for 'The Invention of Wings' was the strangest one I've ever done. I created six large, separate outlines, one for each part of the book, and hung them around my study. - Author: Sue Monk Kidd
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#55. Even in the heat of a middlegame battle the master still has to bear in mind the outlines of a possible future ending. - Author: David Bronstein
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#56. The stars glittered in the sky and as the number of people at the party grew there were merging conversations and laughter and bodies moving in outlines around the kegs of beer in a curtsy of youth. - Author: Daniel Amory
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#57. Our retinas and brains have been wired by a hundred million years of evolution to find outlines in a visually complex landscape. This helps us to recognize prey and predators. - Author: Seth Shostak
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#58. About a billion years ago, long before the continents had separated to define the ancient oceans, or their own outlines had been determined, a small protuberance jutted out from the northwest corner of what would later become North America. - Author: James A. Michener
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#59. As I got farther and farther along in the series I did less and less preparation. I didn't use outlines or sketches. I just had a vague idea of what I wanted to tell and then the dialogue just came to me as I was inking the page. - Author: Jhonen Vasquez
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#60. An old minister explained the smudges on his sermon outlines by saying they were caused by sweat and tears. And without those two marks, a sermon is not a sermon. - Author: Vance Havner
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#61. The broad outlines of the Double Cross deception have been known since 1972, when Sir John Masterman, the former chairman of the double agent committee, controversially published his account of the operation in defiance of official secrecy. - Author: Ben Macintyre
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#62. It was not the sun, but the moonlight that shimmered in the garden, edging the leaves with silver and touching the outlines of the statuary figures. - Author: Diane Setterfield
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#63. My [story] outlines are usually about 5-6 pages long. I'm essentially telling myself the story in short form. I try to make it clear who the major characters are, what they want, and what obstacles they face. - Author: Chevy Stevens
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#64. I'm a great believer in outlines. - Author: Tom Wolfe
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#65. Sometimes I wake up and wonder if those chalk outlines they have at murder scenes get together for holiday parties ... - Author: Neil Leckman
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#66. Storytelling requires two minds. The writer draws the basic outlines and adds some detail. It's never complete, however, until the reader fills in that outline with the colors and experiences of his or her own life. - Author: Rysa Walker
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#67. Old lovers go the way of old photographs, bleaching out gradually as in a slow bath of acid: first the moles and pimples, then the shadings. Then the faces themselves, until nothing remains but the general outlines. - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#68. I don't see how anybody starts a novel without knowing how it's going to end. I usually make detailed outlines: how many chapters it will be and so forth. - Author: John Barth
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#69. I'm one of those writers who tends to be really good at making outlines and sticking to them. I'm very good at doing that, but I don't like it. It sort of takes a lot of the fun out. - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#70. It is what is painted between the outlines that makes the difference between merely competent painting and really meaningful art. - Author: Philip Pearlstein
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#71. It's a curse - this not wanting to look on naked realities. Until the war, life was never more real to me than a shadow show on a curtain. And I preferred it so. I do not like the outlines of things to be too sharp. I like them gently blurred, a little hazy. - Author: Margaret Mitchell
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#72. I have a number of writers I work with regularly. I write an outline for a book. The outlines are very specific about what each scene is supposed to accomplish. - Author: James Patterson
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#73. In heated rooms, he often felt the outlines of his body, the border between him and the external world, grow disturbingly fuzzy. - Author: Ryu Murakami
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#74. Outlines are the last resource of bad fiction writers who wish to God they were writing masters' theses. - Author: Stephen King
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#75. Print so easily spins a web of the commonplace over the fine outlines of life. - Author: John Dos Passos
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#76. Actually, all education is self-education. A teacher is only a guide, to point out the way, and no school, no matter how excellent, can give you education. What you receive is like the outlines in a child's coloring book. You must fill in the colors yourself. - Author: Louis L'Amour
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#77. People have shapes.All we do and say and think and believe cuts outlines around us like a jigsaw.And sometimes, you run into a person who seems to fit right beside you in the picture.Someone who sticks out where you dent in and zigs where you zag. - Author: Ben Stephenson
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#78. At one time I used to keep notebooks with outlines for stories. But I found doing this somehow deadened the idea in my imagination. If the notion is good enough, if it truly belongs to you, then you can't forget it-it will haunt you till it's written. - Author: Truman Capote
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#79. In light this bright, after so long in the dark, everything we can see is only black and white. Only glaring
shape-outlines we have to blink against. - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#80. For all my longer works (i.e. the novels) I write chapter outlines so I can have the pleasure of departing from them later on. - Author: Garth Nix
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#81. She came forward, the outlines of her figure blurred in the half-light. She came forward like a film star, or rather like the ideal woman in an adolescent's dream. - Author: Georges Simenon
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#82. I believe style is a kind of meta-language whose secrets must be learned, which is made up not only of whatever text we are reading, but of the books we have been reading for years, whose outlines lie like watermarks beneath the lines of every new work we encounter. - Author: Paul Willems
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#83. A virgin a whole virgin is judged made and so between curves and outlines and real seasons and more out glasses and a perfectly unprecedented arrangement between old ladies and mild colds there is no satin wood shining. - Author: Gertrude Stein
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#84. The first thing we notice about our story is that we can't really see the solid outlines of it
it seems bathed in something of its own. It is wrapped in an atmosphere. This is what makes it shine, perhaps, as well as what initially obscures its plain, real shape. - Author: Eudora Welty
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#85. A painter told me that nobody could draw a tree without in some sort becoming a tree; or draw a child by studying the outlines of its form merely but by watching for a time his motions and plays, the painter enters into his nature and can then draw him at every attitude ... - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#86. Color in certain places has the great value of making the outlines and structural planes seem more energetic. - Author: Antoni Gaudi
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#87. What goes on inside is just too fast and huge and all interconnected for words to do more than barely sketch the outlines of at most one tiny little part of it at any given instant. - Author: D.T. Max
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#88. The true thoughts that go on inside us are just too fast and huge and all interconnected for words to do more than barely sketch the outlines of, at most, one tiny little part of us at any given instant. - Author: David Foster Wallace
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#89. The dimmed outlines of phenomenal things all merge into one another unless we put on the focusing-glass of theory, and screw it up sometimes to one pitch of definition and sometimes to another, so as to see down into different depths through the great millstone of the world. - Author: James Clerk Maxwell
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#90. People differ in their proficiency at tracing the outlines of another self, and thus their ability to love also varies. (207) - Author: Thomas Lewis
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#91. Christmas is a clandestinely ingenious script that outlines a plan to reclaim mankind through a strategy unimagined and unimaginable. This strategy involved God writing His own death into the script. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#92. I consider the doctrines of Jesus as delivered by himself to contain the outlines of the sublimest system of morality that has ever been taught but I hold in the most profound detestation and execration the corruptions of it which have been invented ... - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#93. He had forgotten how convincing the world could look, how sure of itself: its outlines and edges; it's gradations, recessions, protrusions; it's startling and vulgar colors. - Author: Gregory Maguire
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#94. I've never made an outline for any novel that I've written. Never. - Author: Don DeLillo
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#95. The amount of work that TV writers and executives do is incredibly hard. I'm shocked that these people will hand in three outlines and two scripts, and everybody has to read them and give notes on all of them, even the writers. - Author: Zak Penn
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#96. Without moving, you walk through lands you imagine you can see, and your thoughts, weaving in and out of the story, delight in the details or follow the outlines of the adventures. You merge with the character; you think you're the one whose heart is beating so hard within the clothes he's wearing. - Author: Gustave Flaubert
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#97. I've often wished when I started a book I knew what was going to happen. I talked to writers who write 80-page outlines, and I'm just in awe of that. - Author: Charlaine Harris
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#98. At that time of all times for yearning and longing, just before the sharp senses lose their outlines in sleep. - Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
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#99. Poetry is any page from a sketchbook of outlines of a doorknob with thumb-prints of dust, blood, dreams. - Author: Carl Sandburg
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#100. I made a point to not read too far ahead with the first six or seven episodes of any show. I would read the outlines, but I didn't really want to read scripts too far in advance because I didn't really want to get ahead of myself, at all. To be honest, I don't have the time to come up with theories. - Author: Simon Baker
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