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Top 100 Quotes About Prizes

#1. There is something so arbitrary about prizes. - Author: Steve Toltz
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#2. For all the prizes, recitals and honours that grace Gordon Walker's glittering career, he still likes nothing more than coming home back to play. "I do like my Burns Suppers in Ayrshire. I've piped in the haggis, addressed it and then piped it back out again. - Author: Fergus Muirhead
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#3. Gen Y is really quite distinct from Gen X; it's really self-involved and very narcissistic - their cameras are filled with pictures of themselves; Facebook, it's about me. It's a generation that's been pampered by their parents and their schools, given prizes for just taking part. - Author: Marcus Buckingham
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#4. You too can win Nobel Prizes. Study diligently. Respect DNA. Don't smoke. Don't drink. Avoid women and politics. That's my formula. - Author: George Wells Beadle
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#5. When my stories were translated into other languages and received good reviews in the international press and won prizes, some Arab festivals and newspapers began to take an interest in what I had produced. This sudden Arab interest is a form of hypocrisy and nonsense. - Author: Hassan Blasim
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#6. Some fellow from the Third World kept hammering for prizes for a Communist film which was rotten. - Author: Patricia Highsmith
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#7. I don't value prizes of any sort. - Author: David Hockney
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#8. Many Nobel Prizes are awaiting good research to understand and explain the many mysteries of our bodies, such as the basic mechanism of memory or imagination. - Author: John Cameron
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#9. The man who loves God with a true heart, and prizes him above all things, sometimes sheds floods of tears at prayer, and has in abundance of favours and spiritual feelings coming upon him with such vehemence, that he is forced to cry out, Lord! let me be quiet! - Author: Philip Neri
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#10. To use two languages familiarly and without contaminating one by the other, is very difficult; and to use more than two is hardly to be hoped. The prizes which some have received for their multiplicity of languages may be sufficient to excite industry, but can hardly generate confidence. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#11. Climbing Mount Everest is more satisfying than standing at the top; flirting and foreplay are more exciting than having an orgasm; and conducting groundbreaking lab experiments is more interesting than receiving praise and prizes. - Author: Yuval Noah Harari
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#12. Do battle with the challenges of your present, and you will unlock the prizes of your future. - Author: Andy Andrews
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#13. All the world's Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge. They did great things in the Middle Ages, though. - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#14. Educational institutes can no longer be prizes in church politics or furnish berths for failure in other walks of life. - Author: E. Franklin Frazier
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#15. I know the money is important, but, actually, the validation of your career that prizes give is what you really want. But the money is fabulous, too. - Author: Jim Crace
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#16. In the end you're not made or broken by prizes. Your relationship is with your readers, not a prize, and you just have to keep on honoring that. - Author: Richard Flanagan
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#17. There may be certain genres that men dominate, but fiction not so much. The question of prizes is tricky because there are so many prizes. - Author: Emma Donoghue
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#18. Every man obeys Christ as he prizes Christ, not otherwise. - Author: Thomas Brooks
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#19. In business, as in baseball, the prizes go most often to the organizations that pursue their objective hard and relentlessly every day of the year. - Author: William Feather
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#20. Students work in schools making life studies for years, win prizes for life studies and find in the end that they know practically nothing of the human figure. They have acquired the ability to copy. - Author: Robert Henri
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#21. Too often, our minds are locked on one track. We are looking for red - so we overlook blue. Many Nobel Prizes have been washed down the drain because someone did not expect the unexpected. - Author: John Turner
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#22. You don't want to be ungenerous toward people who give you prizes, but it is never the social or political message that interests me in a novel. I begin with an interest in a relationship, a situation, a character. - Author: John Irving
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#23. The effect of prizes on one's career - if that is what to call it - is considerable, since they give one more clout with publishers and more notoriety among journalists. The effect on one's writing, however, is nil - otherwise, one would be in deep trouble. - Author: John Banville
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#24. The winners of Nobel Prizes must be assumed to possess at least a modicum of imagination and sensibility, and it is therefore incredible that any of us should not experience at this time a veritable surge of emotion. - Author: Robert Robinson
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#25. Now, every morning when I open my eyes, I long to see my old room full of my things, my clothes all over the floor and my school prizes on the shelves. - Author: Malala Yousafzai
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#26. Unless men work at occultism as they work for the prizes of their professions they will not achieve. - Author: Dion Fortune
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#27. America can no longer afford to get the Nobel Prizes while our competitors get the profits. - Author: William J. Clinton
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#28. With all those prizes the most interesting thing is getting on to the shortlist, because that tells you who people see as your peers. - Author: David Malouf
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#29. A sport, a struggle for results and a fight for prizes. I think that the discussion about "chess is science or chess is art" is already inappropriate. The purpose of modern chess is to reach a result. - Author: Alexander Morozevich
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#30. May this plain statement of facts prevail on the friends of the rising generation to interpose for their welfare; that the education of children may no longer be to parent and master a lottery, in which the prizes bear no proportion to the enormous number of blanks. - Author: Joseph Lancaster
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#31. The pursuit of illusion is not about studying for prizes, or for study's sake. There's no right or wrong, no pass or fail. - Author: Tahir Shah
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#32. The Church still prizes the Moral Sense as man's noblest asset today, although the Church knows God had a distinctly poor opinion of it and did what he could in his clumsy way to keep his happy Children of the Garden from acquiring it. - Author: Mark Twain
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#33. Prize lists are out, and you're not on them? Nature of the world - means nothing. Prizes are a lottery. - Author: Nick Harkaway
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#34. Ninety-five percent of the time when I run a contest I've purchased the giveaway prizes with advertising money. - Author: Ree Drummond
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#35. Nobel Prize in Literature [10w]
Only fools and Swedes equate literary prizes with literary merit. - Author: Beryl Dov
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#36. I never get bored, because there's always different puzzles, I'm wearing different clothes, there's different contestants, there's different prizes. - Author: Vanna White
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#37. Lots of people have objections to prizes of all types, and it would be extraordinary if everybody agreed on anything that's worthwhile - they never do. - Author: Kate Mosse
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#38. School presents daily exercises in dis-association. It forces unwelcome associations on most of its prisoners. It sets petty, meaningless competitions in motion on a daily basis, pitting potential associates against one another in contests for praise and other worthless prizes. - Author: John Taylor Gatto
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#39. Prizes do not mean anything to me. I think it is more important to make a child aware of the existence of a weird creature like a water spider that breathes through its backside. - Author: Hayao Miyazaki
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#40. I have never cared very much for personal prizes. A person does not become a freedom fighter in the hope of winning awards. - Author: Nelson Mandela
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#41. The devil can be a clown of prizes in moments like these. Moments of knowing you've ventured too far down the wrong path and all you can do is accept more prizes ... - Author: J.M. August
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#42. We live in an age fit for heroes. No time has ever offered such perils or prizes ... The test of this century will be whether man confuses the growth of wealth and power with the growth of spirit and character. - Author: Vince Lombardi
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#43. The world continues to offer glittering prizes to those who have stout hearts and sharp swords. - Author: F. E. Smith
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#44. Only the believers pick up the prizes in life. - Author: Norman Vincent Peale
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#45. Everybody has won, and all must have prizes. - Author: Lewis Carroll
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#46. I feel relief about the Oscars. You know, you're not in this business for prizes but, okay, I missed one. - Author: Philippe Falardeau
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#47. George W. Bush is so pro-Mexico that if you hit him with a stick
prizes would fall out of him. - Author: Argus Hamilton
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#48. As an Englishman, permit me now to say with what pleasure I learnt of the election of Professor Planck and Professor Stark to the Nobel Prizes for the years 1918 and 1919. - Author: Charles Glover Barkla
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#49. her, calling out in a confused way, 'Prizes! Prizes!' Alice had no idea what to do, and in despair she put her hand in her pocket, and pulled out a box of comfits, (luckily the - Author: Lewis Carroll
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#50. How few things good fortune prizes!'
Yes, the day you are fortunate is also the day when you are the most unfortunate, for in good fortune you cannot imagine what suffering is. - Author: Djibril Tamsir Niane
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#51. Physicists dream of Nobel prizes, engineers dream of mishaps. - Author: Hendrik Tennekes
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#52. I have been very lucky, I have won prizes and I've even won the lottery. - Author: Erro
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#53. George Stigler Nobel laureate and a leader of Chicago School was asked why there were no Nobel Prizes awarded in the other social sciences, sociology, psychology, history, etc. "Don't worry", Stigler said, "they have already have a Nobel Prize in ... Literature" - Author: Robert Kuttner
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#54. Forget about Nobel prizes; they aren't really very important. - Author: Herbert Simon
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#55. Our belief that a person takes part in an unknown life which his or her love would allow us to enter is, of all that love demands in order to come into being, what it prizes the most, and what makes it care little for the rest. - Author: Marcel Proust
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#56. The process for awarding Nobel prizes is so complex that it cannot be corrupted. - Author: Rita Levi-Montalcini
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#57. The politicians are no prizes, but the people are even worse, they're so ill-informed. I never understand the pushback when I say people are stupid. - Author: Bill Maher
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#58. Holy water, a couple cloves of garlic, vials of salt, and iron fillings filled the basket, intended to be door prizes for anything that showed up in an attempt to suck my blood, carry me off to faerieland, or sell me stale cookies. - Author: Jim Butcher
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#59. Truth, as he always said, was overrated, nobody ever won prizes for telling the truth. - Author: Sarah Winman
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#60. Thanks to social media like Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads, I can easily reach out to so many people. Being a writer gives me the added bonus of a targeted audience: readers, who enjoy targeted 'prizes' for participation in fundraisers - books and other neat promo items. - Author: Lori Foster
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#61. Every joy that life gives must be earned ere it be secured; and how hardly earned, those only know who have wrestled for great prizes. The heart's blood must gem with red beads the brow of the combatant, before the wreath of victory rustles over it. - Author: Charlotte Bronte
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#62. Society prizes a girl for being thin more than anything else she might bring to the table. - Author: Arabella Weir
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#63. I think it is a mistake to judge science by Nobel Prizes. - Author: Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
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#64. The victors of the battles of tomorrow will be those who can best harness thought to action. From office boy to statesman, the prizes will be for those who most effectively exert their brains, who take deep, earnest and studious counsel of their minds, who stamp themselves as thinkers. - Author: B.C. Forbes
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#65. The lottery of honest labor, drawn by time, is the only one whose prizes are worth taking up and carrying home. - Author: Theodore Parker
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#66. I love doing 'The Price is Right.' It's so much fun. I love meeting everybody and giving out prizes, especially when it's not my money. It's really a happy place, and everybody is all jazzed up. - Author: Drew Carey
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#67. If I could snap my fingers and do one thing in science, I would get more funding for basic science. But the level of funding that needs to be done is not on the order of millions, like the cost of the Breakthrough Prizes. It's billions to tens of billions. - Author: Mark Zuckerberg
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#68. I grew up in an age where women's tennis did not have similar prizes to men, and they played in complete obscurity, really, compared to the men's game. - Author: David Stern
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#69. There is no joy in the soul that has forgotten what God prizes. - Author: Oswald Chambers
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#70. WE WIN FABULOUS PRIZES - Author: Rick Riordan
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#71. After being rejected for years, I found a publisher for 'Keeper,' and it won prizes, and then I had to write a second and a third book because I kept taking the money and spending it. - Author: Mal Peet
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#72. Anyone who can solve the problems of water will be worthy of two Nobel prizes - one for peace and one for science. - Author: John F. Kennedy
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#73. The greatest gift that God in His bounty made in creation, and the most conformable to His goodness, and that which He prizes the most, was the freedom of will, with which the creatures with intelligence, they all and they alone, were and are endowed. - Author: Dante Alighieri
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#74. Any time I consider a new project, I ask myself, is this pushing the state of gaming toward Nobel Prizes? If it's not, then it's not doing anything important enough to spend my time. - Author: Jane McGonigal
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#75. Generally, literary prizes are significant not for who the winner is but the discussion they create around books. - Author: Richard Flanagan
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#76. Every last souvenir of the love we had, the prizes & the debris of this relationship, like the glitter in the gutter when the parade has passed, all the everything & whatnot kicked to the curb. - Author: Daniel Handler
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#77. I felt now that all the uncomfortable suspicions I had about myself were coming true, and I couldn't hide the truth much longer. After nineteen years of running after good marks and prizes and grants of one sort and another, I was letting up, slowing down, dropping clean out of the race. - Author: Sylvia Plath
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#78. For me it is clear that photography prizes should be for those being photographed and not for the photographers. - Author: Subcomandante Marcos
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#79. Nations will seldom obtain good national anthems by offering prizes for them. The man and the occasion must meet. - Author: John Philip Sousa
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#80. Life is hell, but at least there are prizes. Or so one thought. - Author: Janet Frame
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#81. In the world of literature, I see prizes as more of a duty to the craft itself, rather than as something for the individual. - Author: Wole Soyinka
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#82. But glittering prizes and endless compromises shatter the illusion of integrity. - Author: Neil Peart
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#83. I've been very lucky with prizes. But the thing about prizes is that, when you talk about a prize-winning author, you can be talking about one that is well-regarded but doesn't sell any books. - Author: Jim Crace
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#84. George W. Bush will surely deserve that woolliest of all peace prizes, the Nobel. - Author: Joe Klein
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#85. I have written movies that won prizes at Cannes and Venice. - Author: Luciano Vincenzoni
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#86. A woman is free if she lives by her own standards and creates her own destiny, if she prizes her individuality and puts no boundaries on her hopes for tomorrow. - Author: Mary McLeod Bethune
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#87. We are a nation of immigrants, a quilt of many colors, and we've managed over more than two centuries to create a way of life that allows for a reasonable degree of upward mobility, that prizes individual liberty, promotes freedom of religion and genuinely values equal rights for all citizens. - Author: Jay Parini
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#88. In the career of female fame, there are few prizes to tie obtained which can vie with the obscure state of a beloved wife or a happy mother. - Author: Jane Porter
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#89. Stories are consoling, fiction is one of the consolation prizes for having lived in the world. - Author: Don DeLillo
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#90. To Yossarian, the idea of pennants as prizes was absurd. No money went with them, no class privileges. Like Olympic medals and tennis trophies, all they signified was that the owner had done something of no benefit to anyone more capably than everyone else. - Author: Joseph Heller
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#91. The prizes go to those who meet emergencies successfully. And the way to meet emergencies is to do each daily task the best we can. - Author: William Feather
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#92. The best novel I wrote was one called 'Crusoe's Daughter,' which never won any prizes. But I was getting somewhere in that. I'm not sure I have in any of the others. - Author: Jane Gardam
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#93. It's not about fancy literary prizes. It's not about seeming impenetrable or smart or high fallutin. I'm not trying to impress anyone. I am trying to make you feel a story, that's all. - Author: Maggie Stiefvater
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#94. We blame equally him who is too proud to put a proper value on his own merit and him who prizes too highly his spurious worth. - Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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#95. Such prizes and punishments are, if I may be allowed the expression, the bench of the soul, the instrument of slavery for the spirit. - Author: Maria Montessori
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#96. Business people get many undeserved prizes - golden parachutes and bonuses even when companies fail. I don't think people should get rewarded for screwing up. - Author: Mo Ibrahim
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#97. It's no secret that Europeans and Americans win most Nobel prizes. - Author: Max Fisher
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#98. The one thing I was good at was winning scholarships and prizes, and that era was coming to an end. - Author: Sylvia Plath
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#99. I am in limbo, and in limbo there are no races, no prizes, no changes, no chances. There are merely degrees of endurance, and endurance never was my strong point. - Author: Keri Hulme
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#100. They took a baseball bat and whacked open his head. Mummy Boy fell to the ground; he finally was dead. Inside of his head were no candy or prizes, just a few stray beetles of various sizes. - Author: Tim Burton
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